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* In ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'', the urRu are nearly completely apathetic. Justified in that the passion, drive, and ambition of the urSkeks is embodied within the Skeksis.



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* BigBad Handsome Jack and BigGood Roland in ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' are basically the polar opposites of each other. Handsome Jack is bombastic, larger than life, almost physically incapable of spending 10 seconds without cracking a joke and is a textbook [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Tyrant]]; Roland, to the contrary, is calm, low-key, [[TheStoic stoic]], cares deeply about the well-being of his people, and is so stark and matter-of-fact that his back story has Lillith actually dumping him for being so boring.

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* [[BigBad The Major]] in Hellsing is bombastic, larger than life, loves rousing his troops with massive speeches and displays of power, lives a life of decadent luxury, and absolutely loves StuffBlowingUp. Pip Bernadotte, to the contrary, is a calm, collected, low-key commander who lives the same life of his troops and just delivers matter-of-fact messages prior to a big battle.


** Creator/RobertHolmes, known for being very strong on the cynical side of the [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Scale]], tended to feel this way. GreyAndGreyMorality and GreyAndBlackMorality abounds, and when he was made script editor he [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] a [[PragmaticHero darker]], [[ByronicHero moodier]] and more manipulative characterisation for the Doctor than had been seen since Creator/WilliamHartnell's TokenEvilTeammate phase. Some of his other achievements in darkening boring good characters include {{Revision}}ing the Time Lords from a CrystalSpiresAndTogas civilisation of enlightenment into a hypocritical and pretentious DeadlyDecadentCourt [[VestigialEmpire of declining power]].

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** Creator/RobertHolmes, known for being very strong on the cynical side of the [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Scale]], tended to feel this way. GreyAndGreyMorality and GreyAndBlackMorality BlackAndGrayMorality abounds, and when he was made script editor he [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] a [[PragmaticHero darker]], [[ByronicHero moodier]] and more manipulative characterisation for the Doctor than had been seen since Creator/WilliamHartnell's TokenEvilTeammate phase. Some of his other achievements in darkening boring good characters include {{Revision}}ing the Time Lords from a CrystalSpiresAndTogas civilisation of enlightenment into a hypocritical and pretentious DeadlyDecadentCourt [[VestigialEmpire of declining power]].


Links all too frequently to the WriterOnBoard trying to tell us something about mainstream religion, culture, or ethics. Even worse when paired with a StrawManPolitical. When this trope refers to a problem with the writing and conflict itself, it is the polar opposite problem of DarknessInducedAudienceApathy. (Which is also quite a problem.)

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Links all too frequently to the WriterOnBoard AuthorTract trying to tell us something about mainstream religion, culture, or ethics. Even worse when paired with a StrawManPolitical. When this trope refers to a problem with the writing and conflict itself, it is the polar opposite problem of DarknessInducedAudienceApathy. (Which DarknessInducedAudienceApathy (which is also quite a problem.)
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* In ''Film/LethalWeapon3'', this is the gist of Jack Travis' MotiveRant when he kidnaps Capt. Murphy:
-->'''Murphy:''' [[FaceHeelTurn You used to be one of US, for Christ's sake]]!\\
'''Travis:''' You know what a future a cop has, Murph? None. You punch a clock for 30 years, retirement, pension... nothin' to do. [[{{Retirony}} Drunk at noon, bullet in the brain by evening]]. Well, not for this kid! The police department's got it all: guns, ammo, drugs, cash... it's a one-stop shopping center. If you've got the balls and the brains, there's not a fucking thing anyone can do about it! \\
'''Murphy:''' [[WellSeeAboutThat You're already fucking history, Jack. And YOU KNOW IT]]!\\
'''Travis:''' [[ItHasOnlyJustBegun No, Murph. I'm just getting started]]!


* Creator/GeorgeOrwell claimed this was why most {{utopia}}s tend to bore people, whereas {{dystopia}}s are interesting. He felt it was reflective of older depictions for {{Heaven}} and {{Hell}}, with the former being impossible to make interesting. Orwell [[http://www.orwell.ru/library/articles/socialists/english/e_fun even felt]] it was impossible to ever describe permanent or perfect happiness, period, and argues we may not be able to imagine this at all.

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* Creator/GeorgeOrwell claimed this was why most {{utopia}}s tend to bore people, whereas {{dystopia}}s are interesting. He felt it was reflective of older depictions for {{Heaven}} and {{Hell}}, with the former being impossible to actually make interesting. Orwell [[http://www.orwell.ru/library/articles/socialists/english/e_fun even felt]] it was impossible to ever describe permanent or perfect happiness, period, and argues we may not be able to imagine this at all.


* Creator/GeorgeOrwell claimed this was why most {{utopia}}s tend to bore people, whereas {{dystopia}}s are interesting. He felt it was reflective of older depictions for {{Heaven}} and {{Hell}}.

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* Creator/GeorgeOrwell claimed this was why most {{utopia}}s tend to bore people, whereas {{dystopia}}s are interesting. He felt it was reflective of older depictions for {{Heaven}} and {{Hell}}. {{Hell}}, with the former being impossible to make interesting. Orwell [[http://www.orwell.ru/library/articles/socialists/english/e_fun even felt]] it was impossible to ever describe permanent or perfect happiness, period, and argues we may not be able to imagine this at all.


* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' made it a point to deconstruct this trope, with numerous characters both within and without the Federation criticizing its bland, overly saccharine outlook. Eventually, the trope is outright subverted with [[spoiler:the reveal of Section 31]]. Needless to say, fan reactions have [[BrokenBase varied somewhat.]]

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' made it a point to deconstruct this trope, with numerous characters both within and without the Federation criticizing its bland, overly saccharine outlook. Eventually, the trope is outright subverted with [[spoiler:the reveal of Section 31]]. Needless to say, fan reactions have [[BrokenBase varied somewhat.]]]] In any case, we see almost nothing of how the ordinary Federation citizens live, though it's said they still find meaning in challenging themselves by their work or pleasurable pastimes.


* A lot of books, video games, and even movies in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Universe include this trope, since the primary expected duties of the Jedi are heavily implied, if not outright stated, to be meditating on the will of the Force, and gaining peace and serenity. Everything else, including policing the galaxy, advising politicians, and fighting Sith are supposed to be secondary, especially when the Jedi aren't currently involved in any wars.

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* A lot of books, video games, and even movies in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Universe include this trope, since the primary expected duties of the Jedi are heavily implied, if not outright stated, to be meditating on the will of the Force, and gaining peace and serenity. Everything else, including policing the galaxy, advising politicians, and fighting Sith are supposed to be secondary, especially when the Jedi aren't currently involved in any wars. They're also supposed to abstain from romance, marriage and other emotional attachments (things which most people find as the most meaningful), at least going by the new continuity.



* Creator/GeorgeOrwell claimed this was why most {{utopia}}s tend to bore people, whereas {{dystopia}}s are interesting. He felt it was reflective of older depictions for {{heaven}} and {{hell}}.

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* Creator/GeorgeOrwell claimed this was why most {{utopia}}s tend to bore people, whereas {{dystopia}}s are interesting. He felt it was reflective of older depictions for {{heaven}} {{Heaven}} and {{hell}}.{{Hell}}.

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* ''Film/BagdadCafe'': The local scrimshaw/prostitute Debby leaves Bagdad, to the disappointment of the rest of the town. When asked why, she replies, "Too much harmony."


-->'''Bart:''' (''halfway outside, holding a crowbar'') You've never snuck out of church to break into cars?

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-->'''Bart:''' (''halfway (''Halfway outside, holding a crowbar'') You've never snuck out of church to break into cars?



* This is shown as an issue between Tom and his wife in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. Tom, a straight-laced, calm, morally upstanding man, apparently bores his wife to tears, to the point where she throws him out of the house at one especially low point, and is shown to lust after "bad boys" like [[Music/ChrisBrown Pretty Boy Flizzy]]. Flizzy himself sums up his success with women with the term "bitches hate being bored".

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* This is shown as an issue between Tom and his wife in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. Tom, a straight-laced, calm, morally upstanding man, apparently bores his wife to tears, to the point where she throws him out of the house at one especially low point, and is shown to lust after "bad boys" like [[Music/ChrisBrown Pretty Boy Flizzy]]. Flizzy himself sums up his success with women with the term "bitches hate being bored". bored."


* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' made it a point to deconstruct this trope, with numerous characters both within and without the Federation criticizing its bland, overly saccharine outlook. Eventually, the trope is outright subverted with [[spoiler: the reveal of Section 31]]. Needless to say, fan reactions have [[BrokenBase varied somewhat.]]

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' made it a point to deconstruct this trope, with numerous characters both within and without the Federation criticizing its bland, overly saccharine outlook. Eventually, the trope is outright subverted with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the reveal of Section 31]]. Needless to say, fan reactions have [[BrokenBase varied somewhat.]]



* Robert Rath, in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/columns/criticalintel/10911-The-Devil-and-Corvo-Attano this article]], argues that ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' deconstructs this trope in a meta way by having the Satan figure subtly stacking the deck in favour of the player getting bored of stealth and non-lethal options. Thus, the player ends up [[MoralEventHorizon murdering people en masse because they found it more fun to do so.]] Just as The Outsider planned.

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* Robert Rath, in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/columns/criticalintel/10911-The-Devil-and-Corvo-Attano this article]], article,]] argues that ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' deconstructs this trope in a meta way by having the Satan figure subtly stacking the deck in favour of the player getting bored of stealth and non-lethal options. Thus, the player ends up [[MoralEventHorizon murdering people en masse because they found it more fun to do so.]] Just as The Outsider planned.


Compare and contrast BoringButPractical (which this trope can also be paired with). Contrast GoodFeelsGood. Can result from a BoringInvincibleHero and is a common complaint regarding the PuritySue. Tangentially related to VictoryIsBoring, which can occur with both good and evil characters. One possible reason why AllGirlsWantBadBoys.

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Compare and contrast BoringButPractical (which this trope can also be paired with). Contrast GoodFeelsGood. Can result from a BoringInvincibleHero an InvincibleHero and is a common complaint regarding the PuritySue. Tangentially related to VictoryIsBoring, which can occur with both good and evil characters. One possible reason why AllGirlsWantBadBoys.


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* ''Fanfic/IdTradeMyLifeForYours'': In the eyes of Motherkuma, the dramatic and murder themed events of the killing game are good for ratings while the pleasant and tranquil events between the students are boring, ergo bad for ratings.
* Nasthalthia Luthor from ''Fanfic/KaraOfRokyn'' is a villain because she finds honest life incredibly boring.
-->'''Nasthalthia:''' I guess I got a little of what [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Lex]] was infected with, genetically. Not any of the science stuff, butó You know how straights are, and how straight life is. Soooo boring. I found out about guys, cycles, drugs, and privilege in short order. Got off drugs. Got myself a real cycle gang while I was in college, Nasty's Nasties. Dad 'n' Mom didn't approve, but I didn't give a damn as long as they kept the money coming. Then they cut it off.
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* [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]] has said that the protagonists of his [[Literature/TheCulture Culture]] novels are (usually) Special Circumstances operatives (the Culture's equivalent of diplomats, commandos and MagnificentBastard all rolled into one) or non-Culture citizens precisely because the vast majority of the Culture's everyday life - non-alienated people going about their fulfilling lives, respecting and being respected by their community in a post-scarcity anarchistic metasociety - just wouldn't make for particularly gripping reading. Lampshaded in-universe on a few occasions.

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* [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]] Creator/IainBanks has said that the protagonists of his [[Literature/TheCulture Culture]] ''Literature/TheCulture'' novels are (usually) Special Circumstances operatives (the Culture's equivalent of diplomats, commandos and MagnificentBastard all rolled into one) or non-Culture citizens precisely because the vast majority of the Culture's everyday life - non-alienated people going about their fulfilling lives, respecting and being respected by their community in a post-scarcity anarchistic metasociety - just wouldn't make for particularly gripping reading. Lampshaded in-universe on a few occasions.



* As of ''TabletopGame/AgeOfSigmar'', Chaos has succeeded in overrunning the world... and now that they have noe one to really fight against except each other, the Chaos tribes are desperately bored, growing fat and weak. The reveal that the champions of Order have ascended to godhood was greeted with joy because they finally had something to do.

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* As of ''TabletopGame/AgeOfSigmar'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', Chaos has succeeded in overrunning the world... and now that they have noe no one to really fight against except each other, the Chaos tribes are desperately bored, growing fat and weak. The reveal that the champions of Order have ascended to godhood was greeted with joy because they finally had something to do.



* In the opening to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Link: Faces of Evil]]'', Link feels this way:
-->'''Link''': ''"Gee, it sure is BORING around here!"''
-->'''[[AllThereInTheManual King Harkinian]]''': ''"[[MemeticMutation Mah boi]], this peace is what '''all''' true warriors strive for!"''
-->'''Link:''' ''"[[YouJustHadToSayIt I just wonder what Ganon's up to!]]"''

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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In the opening to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Link: Faces of Evil]]'', Link feels this way:
-->'''Link''': --->'''Link''': ''"Gee, it sure is BORING around here!"''
-->'''[[AllThereInTheManual
here!"''\\
'''[[AllThereInTheManual
King Harkinian]]''': ''"[[MemeticMutation Mah boi]], this peace is what '''all''' true warriors strive for!"''
-->'''Link:'''
for!"''\\
'''Link:'''
''"[[YouJustHadToSayIt I just wonder what Ganon's up to!]]"''

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