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* ''Literature/{{Lazarillo de Tormes}}'' is generally considered the first of this genre.

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* ''Literature/{{Lazarillo de Tormes}}'' ''Literature/LazarilloDeTormes'' is generally considered the first of this genre.



* ''Quillifer'' by Creator/WalterJonWilliams. The title character is an ambitious LovableRogue trying to better himself amidst a civil war while plagued by an angry nymph.
* Clive King's ''Me and My Million'', a children's book; the protagonist is a dyslexic eleven-year old street kid who finds himself lost in London with a stolen painting.

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* ''Quillifer'' ''Literature/{{Quillifer}}'' by Creator/WalterJonWilliams. The title character is an ambitious LovableRogue trying to better himself amidst a civil war while plagued by an angry nymph.
* Clive King's ''Me and My Million'', ''Literature/MeAndMyMillion'', a children's book; the protagonist is a dyslexic eleven-year old street kid who finds himself lost in London with a stolen painting.



* ''WebOriginal/DeeperUpTheTower'' uses this episodic, chaotic, somewhat whimsical style to tell a story of Florian, a knight wandering through the trippy, magical Tower, having dream-like adventures on the way.

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* ''WebOriginal/DeeperUpTheTower'' ''Literature/DeeperUpTheTower'' uses this episodic, chaotic, somewhat whimsical style to tell a story of Florian, a knight wandering through the trippy, magical Tower, having dream-like adventures on the way.


Picaresque is a genre of usually {{satir|e}}ic {{prose fiction}} originating in Spain and depicting in realistic, often humorous detail the adventures of a [[LoveableRogue roguish hero]] of low social degree living by his or her wits in a corrupt society.

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Picaresque is a genre of usually {{satir|e}}ic {{prose fiction}} originating in Spain and depicting in realistic, often humorous detail the adventures of a [[LoveableRogue roguish hero]] of low social degree living by his or her wits in a corrupt society.



* ''VideoGame/DragonAge2'' has elements of this. The protagonist and their family are refugees in the city of Kirkwall, simply trying to make their way in the world for most of the game. Over time, as the main character becomes more important and powerful within the city, a main story arc does emerge from the big world-shaking events you sometimes have to deal with, but the bulk of the story is spent on subplots and side adventures.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAge2'' ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has elements of this. The protagonist and their family are refugees in the city of Kirkwall, simply trying to make their way in the world for most of the game. Over time, as the main character becomes more important and powerful within the city, a main story arc does emerge from the big world-shaking events you sometimes have to deal with, but the bulk of the story is spent on subplots and side adventures.

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' and its episodes (particularly 2) features a fairly episodic plot as Gordon drives around the eastern European coast, encountering a variety of self-contained side stories and vignettes. Episode 2 in particular features a wider variety of social commentary thanks to its greater cross section of characters of differing social standing.



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* ''VideoGame/DragonAge2'' has elements of this. The protagonist and their family are refugees in the city of Kirkwall, simply trying to make their way in the world for most of the game. Over time, as the main character becomes more important and powerful within the city, a main story arc does emerge from the big world-shaking events you sometimes have to deal with, but the bulk of the story is spent on subplots and side adventures.


* ''O Lucky Man!''
* ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' Which is about three buffoonish escaped criminals stumbling from adventure to adventure

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* ''Film/TheJourneyOfNattyGann'' is about a teenage girl travelling across America during TheGreatDepression, getting into scrapes and adventures along the way

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* ''WebOriginal/DeeperUpTheTower'' uses this episodic, chaotic, somewhat whimsical style to tell a story of Florian, a knight wandering through the trippy, magical Tower, having dream-like adventures on the way.

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* ''Film/ForrestGump'', though the novel is much more clearly in the genre than the movie.


* ''Literature/{{El Lazarillo de Tormes}}'' is generally considered the first of this genre.

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* ''Literature/{{El Lazarillo ''Literature/{{Lazarillo de Tormes}}'' is generally considered the first of this genre.



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* ''Stop the World--I Want to Get Off''



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* ''Theatre/PeerGynt'', with occasional LowFantasy elements.


* Clive King's ''Me and My Million'', a children's book; the protagonist is a dyslexic eleven-year old who finds himself lost in London with a stolen painting.

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* Clive King's ''Me and My Million'', a children's book; the protagonist is a dyslexic eleven-year old street kid who finds himself lost in London with a stolen painting.



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* Clive King's ''Me and My Million'', a children's book; the protagonist is a dyslexic eleven-year old who finds himself lost in London with a stolen painting.


* ''Quintillion'' by Creator/WalterJonWilliams. The title character is an ambitious LovableRogue trying to better himself while plagued by an angry nymph.

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* ''Quintillion'' ''Quillifer'' by Creator/WalterJonWilliams. The title character is an ambitious LovableRogue trying to better himself amidst a civil war while plagued by an angry nymph.



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* ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' Which is about three buffoonish escaped criminals stumbling from adventure to adventure




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* ''Quintillion'' by Creator/WalterJonWilliams. The title character is an ambitious LovableRogue trying to better himself while plagued by an angry nymph.


* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' and ''[[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II]]'': Both films contain elements of the genre, especially with the episodic plotlines (either film can be watched without any context from the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe), the roguish protagonists (the Guardians have their own individual charges but as of their inception, they are technically mercenaries) and comedic overtones.




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* ''Literature/UnderTheNet''

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