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Compare BumblingHenchmenDuo and MauveShirt, who are part of the main cast rather than one-off characters and who tend to be more dangerous and sometimes more dedicated. Compare PunchClockVillain, who is motivated my the paycheck and doesn't generally put in any effort above and beyond the job requirements.

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Compare BumblingHenchmenDuo and MauveShirt, who are part of the main cast rather than one-off characters and who tend to be more dangerous and sometimes more dedicated. Compare PunchClockVillain, who is motivated my by the paycheck and doesn't generally put in any effort above and beyond the job requirements.


* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Shego, despite being TheDragon. She'd much rather lounge around painting her nails or reading magazines while [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]] at [[MadScientist Dr. Drakken]], though when she ''does'' get motivated (usually by [[WorthyOpponent Kim]]'s arrival), she can be quite the dangerous [[DarkActionGirl villain]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Shego, despite being TheDragon. She'd much rather lounge around painting her nails or reading magazines while [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]] at [[MadScientist Dr. Drakken]], though when she ''does'' get motivated (usually by [[WorthyOpponent Kim]]'s arrival), she can be quite the dangerous [[DarkActionGirl villain]]. She's also [[DragonInChief much more competent than Drakken himself]], and contents herself to be TheDragon because she (usually) is too unmotivated to become the BigBad in her own right. One BadFuture shows that it's a very bad thing when she ''gets'' motivated enough.


Compare ThoseTwoBadGuys and MauveShirt, who are part of the main cast rather than one-off characters and who tend to be more dangerous and sometimes more dedicated. Compare PunchClockVillain, who is motivated my the paycheck and doesn't generally put in any effort above and beyond the job requirements.

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Compare ThoseTwoBadGuys BumblingHenchmenDuo and MauveShirt, who are part of the main cast rather than one-off characters and who tend to be more dangerous and sometimes more dedicated. Compare PunchClockVillain, who is motivated my the paycheck and doesn't generally put in any effort above and beyond the job requirements.



* Biggs and Wedge from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' sit between this and ThoseTwoBadGuys. They're actually decently motivated, and really DO try - well, at least Biggs does - but they always get beaten up and demoted, and then moan about it. At the end, when they've been assigned to guard the door to the boss lair, they see you coming - and then just up and quit, walking off to find a better career.

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* Biggs and Wedge from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' sit between this and ThoseTwoBadGuys.BumblingHenchmenDuo. They're actually decently motivated, and really DO try - well, at least Biggs does - but they always get beaten up and demoted, and then moan about it. At the end, when they've been assigned to guard the door to the boss lair, they see you coming - and then just up and quit, walking off to find a better career.


* Razorbeard's henchman in ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}: The Great Escape''.

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* Razorbeard's henchman in ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}: The Great Escape''.''VideoGame/Rayman2TheGreatEscape''.

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* "The Masked Henchman" usually ends up as this, even becoming friends with various heroes.


Compare ThoseTwoBadGuys and MauveShirt, who are part of the main cast rather than one-off characters and who tend to be more dangerous and sometimes more dedicated. Compare PunchClockVillain, who is motivated by the paycheck and puts in just enough effort to keep it coming.

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Compare ThoseTwoBadGuys and MauveShirt, who are part of the main cast rather than one-off characters and who tend to be more dangerous and sometimes more dedicated. Compare PunchClockVillain, who is motivated by my the paycheck and puts doesn't generally put in just enough any effort to keep it coming.above and beyond the job requirements.


Compare ThoseTwoBadGuys and MauveShirt, who are part of the main cast rather than one-off characters and who tend to be more dangerous and sometimes more dedicated.

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Compare ThoseTwoBadGuys and MauveShirt, who are part of the main cast rather than one-off characters and who tend to be more dangerous and sometimes more dedicated. Compare PunchClockVillain, who is motivated by the paycheck and puts in just enough effort to keep it coming.

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* ''Film/IronMan3'': After utilizing pieces of his suit to break free, Tony begins taking out the henchmen charged with keeping an eye on him until he draws his weapon on the last one, who immediately surrenders and informs him, "Honestly, I hate working here. They are so weird."


* Thundercracker in ''The Franchise/{{Transformers}}.''

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* Thundercracker in ''The Franchise/{{Transformers}}.''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has doubts about the Decepticon cause, which sometimes impede his effectiveness.


* Johnny Sasaki of ''Franchise/MetalGear'', the poor ButtMonkey.

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* Johnny Sasaki of ''Franchise/MetalGear'', ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', the poor ButtMonkey.

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* This existed as a game mechanic in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManLegends The Misadventures Of Tron Bonne]]''. Going too long without using a specific [[MascotMook Servbot]] would build his laziness up, and if it filled out he would become this. He would be "goofing off somewhere" and unavailable for missions until you punished him via a MiniGame.


* ''[[TMNT1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'': Bebop and Rocksteady are very much this trope. At the orders of their boss Shredder, they fight the Turtles and seem to have fun doing this; Shredder also gives them other, more laborious duties that they don't enjoy as much; but to all appearances, what they really want to be doing is just playing around, like children. They are actually reflective enough to realize that their relationship with Shredder is that of a lazy slave to his master; but while they may feel a little uneasy with the lifestyle of a PunchClockVillain, [[HappinessInSlavery they rarely seem to have any kind of wish that they could quit and do something else with their lives.]]

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* ''[[TMNT1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'': ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': Bebop and Rocksteady are very much this trope. At the orders of their boss Shredder, they fight the Turtles and seem to have fun doing this; Shredder also gives them other, more laborious duties that they don't enjoy as much; but to all appearances, what they really want to be doing is just playing around, like children. They are actually reflective enough to realize that their relationship with Shredder is that of a lazy slave to his master; but while they may feel a little uneasy with the lifestyle of a PunchClockVillain, [[HappinessInSlavery they rarely seem to have any kind of wish that they could quit and do something else with their lives.]]


* ''BreathOfFire 3'': Most of the guards in [=McNeil's=] mansion. Depending on the guard, they can let you pass either after you bribe them, find their missing wallet or go beat up the guard dog so that it gets the blame instead of them.

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* ''BreathOfFire 3'': ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'': Most of the guards in [=McNeil's=] mansion. Depending on the guard, they can let you pass either after you bribe them, find their missing wallet or go beat up the guard dog so that it gets the blame instead of them.


** The main characters, who are a trio of henchmen, don't really think badly of the superhero community, and even refuse to fight superheroes if they can help it, but one of them actually contacted a hero because the villain they signed up with was going to far to fast in his book, and she was a little AxCray

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** The main characters, who are a trio of henchmen, don't really think badly of the superhero community, and even refuse to fight superheroes if they can help it, but one of them actually contacted a hero because the villain they signed up with was going to too far to too fast in his book, and she was a little AxCrayAxCrazy.


* Demyx from ''KingdomHearts II''... [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass until he actually decides to fight you]]. Ironically, he technically isn't even ''half''-hearted -- as a [[TheSoulless Nobody]], he has no heart at all. [[BerserkButton Don't tell him that, though.]]

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* Demyx from ''KingdomHearts II''...''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''... [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass until he actually decides to fight you]]. Ironically, he technically isn't even ''half''-hearted -- as a [[TheSoulless Nobody]], he has no heart at all. [[BerserkButton Don't tell him that, though.]]



* Jenn from ''Webcomic/SturgeonsLaw'' is this trope [[http://sturgeonslaw.net/comic/technical-knowledge/ in a nutshell]] (except on a team of [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]).

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* Jenn from ''Webcomic/SturgeonsLaw'' is this trope [[http://sturgeonslaw.net/comic/technical-knowledge/ in a nutshell]] (except on a team of [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]).{{Villain Protagonist}}s).



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