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* In the ''FanFic/AllGuardsmenParty'', Jim and Hannah are the only members of the Machine Cult on board the Occurrence Border who ''aren't'' fanatical, completely out of their gourd, flat-out heretics, or some combination of the three. It's eventually made official when the Magos Juris (Mechanicus internal affairs) investigate the Occurence Border after a long story involving xenotech and threatened mutiny, and find that basically all the Mechanicus except for Jim and Hannah are idiots and remove them from the ship, placing the two in charge.


* The titular agency of LockwoodAndCo comprises a scatterbrained, revenge-driven young man who may only be avoiding committing VanHelsingHateCrimes on a technicality (depending on your perspective), a slob verging on MadScientist territory in his spare time, a borderline ClingyJealousGirl who doesn't even know she's verging on Clingy Jealous Girl territory...and Holly Munro, who's found herself with the unenviable job of cleaning up after all of them. Although she's only just been introduced, it's a fair bet that she will end up being this trope.

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* The titular agency of LockwoodAndCo ''Literature/LockwoodAndCo'' comprises a scatterbrained, revenge-driven young man who may only be avoiding committing VanHelsingHateCrimes on a technicality (depending on your perspective), a slob verging on MadScientist territory in his spare time, a borderline ClingyJealousGirl who doesn't even know she's verging on Clingy Jealous Girl territory...and Holly Munro, who's found herself with the unenviable job of cleaning up after all of them. Although she's only just been introduced, it's a fair bet that she will end up being this trope.


** Also the titular character of ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'', who, while not exactly babysitting her boss, seems to have internalized that "Secretary of Presidency" actually means "make all things possible so the boss don't screw it up his job", doing things from shielding the boss' fiancée from finding about his sexual escapades (and distracting the exes so they don't reach the man), to actually creating a full finances plan with a healthy dose of fiscal trickery so the company don't goes bankrupt under her boss' administration.

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** Also the titular character of ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'', who, while not exactly babysitting her boss, seems to have internalized that "Secretary of Presidency" actually means "make all things possible so the boss don't doesn't screw it up his job", doing things from shielding the boss' fiancée from finding out about his sexual escapades (and distracting the exes so they don't reach the man), to actually creating a full finances plan with a healthy dose of fiscal trickery so the company don't goes doesn't go bankrupt under her boss' administration.

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* ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017'': Jacquelyn Scieczka is far more competent and rational than her boss, Mr. Poe (which, admittedly, [[AdultsAreUseless isn't really a high bar to clear]]). Unsurprisingly, as one of the show's few non-useless adults, she's working for [[MilkmanConspiracy V.F.D.]]


* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', Light Sided Imperial players tend to come across as being this for the Empire. In-universe, Keeper claims that this is Imperial Intelligence's ''real'' job, to just let the Sith [[AxeCrazy do their thing]] and the military go ahead and play soldier, while Intelligence cleans up the mess they leave behind and keep the Empire actually ''running'' in the meantime.\\
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* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', Light Sided Imperial players tend to come across as being this for the Empire. In-universe, Keeper claims that this is Imperial Intelligence's ''real'' job, to just let the Sith [[AxeCrazy do their thing]] and the military go ahead and play soldier, while Intelligence cleans up the mess they leave behind and keep the Empire actually ''running'' in the meantime.\\
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** [[spoiler:Immediately after Intelligence is disbanded]] things go south for the Empire in a hurry. Darth Malgus rebels splitting the Empire in two, the Emperor gets killed and the Empire loses several key battles throughout the galaxy, among them Corellia. It gets so bad that Darth Marr has to send player on a suicide mission to Makeb to get Isotope-5 so the Empire gets a ''chance'' at survival. It's not only implied but extremely likely none of this would have been necessary if Imperial Intelligence had been there to keep things in check. The mere fact that Darth Marr even knows about Makeb is simple dumb luck as Darth Marr informs Imperial Agent players that he only knew that Isotope-5 had been found on Makeb due to files he found in Keeper's office before Intelligence was liquidated.

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** [[spoiler:Immediately after Intelligence is disbanded]] things go south for the Empire in a hurry. Darth Malgus rebels rebels, splitting the Empire in two, the Emperor gets killed and the Empire loses several key battles throughout the galaxy, among them Corellia. It gets so bad that Darth Marr has to send player on a suicide mission to Makeb to get Isotope-5 so the Empire gets a ''chance'' at survival. It's not only implied but extremely likely none of this would have been necessary if Imperial Intelligence had been there to keep things in check. The mere fact that Darth Marr even knows about Makeb is simple dumb luck as Darth Marr informs Imperial Agent players that he only knew that Isotope-5 had been found on Makeb due to files he found in Keeper's office before Intelligence was liquidated.


[[spoiler:Immediately after Intelligence is disbanded]] things go south for the Empire in a hurry. Darth Malgus rebels splitting the Empire in two, the Emperor gets killed and the Empire loses several key battles throughout the galaxy, among them Corellia. It gets so bad that Darth Marr has to send player on a suicide mission to Makeb to get Isotope-5 so the Empire gets a ''chance'' at survival. It's not only implied but extremely likely none of this would have been necessary if Imperial Intelligence had been there to keep things in check. The mere fact that Darth Marr even knows about Makeb is simple dumb luck as Darth Marr informs Imperial Agent players that he only knew that Isotope-5 had been found on Makeb due to files he found in Keeper's office before Intelligence was liquidated.

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** [[spoiler:Immediately after Intelligence is disbanded]] things go south for the Empire in a hurry. Darth Malgus rebels splitting the Empire in two, the Emperor gets killed and the Empire loses several key battles throughout the galaxy, among them Corellia. It gets so bad that Darth Marr has to send player on a suicide mission to Makeb to get Isotope-5 so the Empire gets a ''chance'' at survival. It's not only implied but extremely likely none of this would have been necessary if Imperial Intelligence had been there to keep things in check. The mere fact that Darth Marr even knows about Makeb is simple dumb luck as Darth Marr informs Imperial Agent players that he only knew that Isotope-5 had been found on Makeb due to files he found in Keeper's office before Intelligence was liquidated.


* Heloise on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. In an episode where [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity she's fired]], everything falls apart.

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* Sane isn't really the best word to describe her, but Heloise on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. In an episode where ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' greatly overcompensates for her boss Lucius' incompetence at ensuring Misery Inc. makes people miserable. When [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity she's fired]], she got fired]] in a Season 1 episode, Lucius quickly learns he cannot control any of her misery-making inventions, and everything falls apart.

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** Frank Grimes from the episode "Homer's Enemy" is also this, [[spoiler:[[GoMadFromTheRevelation though not for long]].]] Although with the addition of Smithers, he's technically the *second* sane employee.


* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', Light Sided Imperial players tend to come across as being this for the Empire. In-universe, Keeper claims that this is Imperial Intelligence's ''real'' job, to just let the Sith [[AxeCrazy do their thing]] and the military go ahead and play soldier, while Intelligence cleans up the mess they leave behind and keep the Empire actually ''running'' in the meantime.
** In their defense they do have a point. [[spoiler:Immediately after being disbanded]] things go south for the Empire in a hurry. Darth Malgus rebels splitting the Empire in two, the Emperor gets killed and the Empire loses several key battles throughout the galaxy, among them Corellia. It gets so bad that Darth Marr has to send player on a suicide mission to Makeb to get Isotope-5 so the Empire gets a ''chance'' at survival. It's not only implied but extremely likely none of this would have been necessary if Imperial Intelligence had been there to keep things in check. The mere fact that Darth Marr even knows about Makeb is simple dumb luck as Darth Marr informs Imperial Agent players that he only knew that Isotope-5 had been found on Makeb due to files he found in Keeper's office before Intelligence was liquidated.

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* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', Light Sided Imperial players tend to come across as being this for the Empire. In-universe, Keeper claims that this is Imperial Intelligence's ''real'' job, to just let the Sith [[AxeCrazy do their thing]] and the military go ahead and play soldier, while Intelligence cleans up the mess they leave behind and keep the Empire actually ''running'' in the meantime.
** In their defense they do have a point.
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[[spoiler:Immediately after being Intelligence is disbanded]] things go south for the Empire in a hurry. Darth Malgus rebels splitting the Empire in two, the Emperor gets killed and the Empire loses several key battles throughout the galaxy, among them Corellia. It gets so bad that Darth Marr has to send player on a suicide mission to Makeb to get Isotope-5 so the Empire gets a ''chance'' at survival. It's not only implied but extremely likely none of this would have been necessary if Imperial Intelligence had been there to keep things in check. The mere fact that Darth Marr even knows about Makeb is simple dumb luck as Darth Marr informs Imperial Agent players that he only knew that Isotope-5 had been found on Makeb due to files he found in Keeper's office before Intelligence was liquidated.


* Paige in ''Series/{{Scorpion}}''. Her job is to "translate" the geniuses of Scorpion to the rest of the world, but there is an unspoken assumption that she will also help them deal with the parts of the real world they find confusing/frustrating. Cabe also qualifes, but as he is not technically an employee, but rather the one providing the jobs, he might better be described as as a 'sane employer'.

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* Paige in ''Series/{{Scorpion}}''. Her job is to "translate" the geniuses of Scorpion to the rest of the world, but there is an unspoken assumption that she will also help them deal with the parts of the real world they find confusing/frustrating. Cabe also qualifes, qualifies, but as he is not technically an employee, but rather the one providing the jobs, he might better be described as as a 'sane employer'.



** In their defense they do have a point. [[spoiler:Immediately after being disbanded]] things go south for the Empire in a hurry. Darth Malgus rebels splitting the Empire in two, the Emperor gets killed and the Empire loses several key battles throughout the galaxy, among them Corellia. It gets so bad that Darth Marr has to send player on a suicide mission to Makeb to get Isotope-5 so the Empire gets a ''chance'' at survival. It's not only implied but extremely likely none of this would have been neccessary if Imperial Intelligence had been there to keep things in check. The mere fact that Darth Marr even knows about Makeb is simple dumb luck as Darth Marr informs Imperial Agent players that he only knew that Isotope-5 had been found on Makeb due to files he found in Keeper's office before Intelligence was liquidated.

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** In their defense they do have a point. [[spoiler:Immediately after being disbanded]] things go south for the Empire in a hurry. Darth Malgus rebels splitting the Empire in two, the Emperor gets killed and the Empire loses several key battles throughout the galaxy, among them Corellia. It gets so bad that Darth Marr has to send player on a suicide mission to Makeb to get Isotope-5 so the Empire gets a ''chance'' at survival. It's not only implied but extremely likely none of this would have been neccessary necessary if Imperial Intelligence had been there to keep things in check. The mere fact that Darth Marr even knows about Makeb is simple dumb luck as Darth Marr informs Imperial Agent players that he only knew that Isotope-5 had been found on Makeb due to files he found in Keeper's office before Intelligence was liquidated.



** With the [[TroubledProduction troubled]] realease of ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'', however, fans have realized he may not have been as sane as he appeared to be....

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** With the [[TroubledProduction troubled]] realease release of ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'', however, fans have realized he may not have been as sane as he appeared to be....


* Waylon Smithers from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is pretty much the only person at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant who actually knows what he's doing. Several episodes show that Homer is just the worst of an ''extremely'' stupid and incompetent workforce. A few episodes have portrayed Smithers as quietly arranging for this to be the case to keep the owner (Burns) completely dependant on him.

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* Waylon Smithers from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is pretty much the only person at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant who actually knows what he's doing. Several episodes show that Homer is just the worst of an ''extremely'' stupid and incompetent workforce. A few episodes have portrayed Smithers as quietly arranging for this to be the case to keep the owner (Burns) completely dependant dependent on him.

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* Only a few of the captains under Yamamoto in ''/FanFic/PleaseStopEatingTheHellButterflies'' are this, as the rest range from 'disturbed but do their jobs well' to 'disturbed and they only stay on the payroll because they don't have better options'. These are the Captains Ukitake and Konamura, as well as Yamamoto's Vice Captain Sasakibe.


* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, junior graduate Assassin Ruth N'Kweze is first the student to, then later the assistant Assassin to, Johanna Smith-Rhodes. She is also Assistant Housemistress to Johanna in Raven House, making her Johanna's personal assistant on several levels. Ruth isn't above delivering snark and reality checks to her boss, and the two play out the relationship between the Disc's black and white "South Africans" in their interactions.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, junior graduate Assassin Ruth N'Kweze is first the student to, then later the assistant Assassin to, Johanna Smith-Rhodes. She is also Assistant Housemistress to Johanna in Raven House, making her Johanna's personal assistant on several levels. Ruth isn't above delivering snark and reality checks to her boss, and the two play out the relationship between the Disc's black and white "South Africans" in their interactions.

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