->''He had ... a staff of nurses and other female acolytes who were all permanently aflutter over his brillantness and followed him around steering him away from large obstacles and reminding him to eat lunch.''
-->--Creator/NealStephenson, ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}''

->''The secondary character is the StraightMan, whose job it is to play comic foil to [[SelfInsert the]] [[MartyStu other]] [[ChaoticStupid character's]] bullshit and inexplicably tolerate his behavior when any sane person would be checking the "rooms to rent" pages with one hand and slamming the idiot's face in a drawer with the other.''
-->--{{Creator/Yahtzee}} does not care for this trope, ''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Webcomics]]''

->'''Mary Stuart:''' [''On [[AbsentMindedProfessor Gladstone]]''] We've got him housebroken again, dressing again, writing and lecturing again, mostly comprehensibly.\\
'''Catherine Stuart:''' Of course [[GildedCage he's not permitted to leave]]. It is a shame. He's like a caged bird in here. A shabby, flightless thing with a [[WizardBeard hairy beak]] that [[TheAlcoholic stinks of sherry]].\\
'''Mary Stuart:''' A bird who [[ToadLicking licks cane toads]] and must be gently, but firmly, [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn reminded to wear pants]].