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* ''Literature/TheLockedTomb'': Courtesy of an aescetic upbringing in a {{Necromancer}} cult on a barren world, Harrowhark treats food purely as fuel and has no taste for strong flavours. She drinks only water out of preference -- rarely, with sugar and lemon, as a treat she needs to take her time savouring.

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* ''Literature/TheLockedTomb'': Courtesy of an aescetic upbringing in a {{Necromancer}} cult on a barren world, Harrowhark treats food purely as fuel and has no taste for strong flavours. She fuel, drinks only water, and has no tolerance for strong flavours. When she treats herself to water out of preference -- rarely, with sugar and a drop of lemon, as a treat she needs to take her time savouring.savour it slowly.

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* ''Literature/TheLockedTomb'': Courtesy of an aescetic upbringing in a {{Necromancer}} cult on a barren world, Harrowhark treats food purely as fuel and has no taste for strong flavours. She drinks only water out of preference -- rarely, with sugar and lemon, as a treat she needs to take her time savouring.

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* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/GreenEggsAndHam'', Guy-Am-I eats dry oatmush, and gets increasingly irritated at the waitress offering him toppings for it.

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A sub-trope of IndubitablyUninterestingIndividual.


** Lord Vetinari believes that "a glass of boiled water and half a slice of dry bread was an elegant sufficiency."

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** Lord Vetinari believes that "a glass of boiled water and half a slice of dry bread was an elegant sufficiency."" He's the ruler of the city but is famously MarriedToTheJob and has few creature comforts.

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** The Vorta from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' have a limited sense of taste, so they're more concerned with the texture, rather than flavor, of their food.


Regardless of the reason, it can overlap with OnlyOneFindsItFun (if someone serves up something and only this person likes it while the rest find it boring) and StockYuck (for the foods and drinks often considered plain, including vanilla ice cream, bread, water, and oatmeal). Sometimes overlaps with TheTeetotaler if the character drinks something like water or milk instead of alcohol, but not all teetotalers drink plain drinks. See also FoodPills, which are barely even food. An IndubitablyUninterestingIndividual is this if it applies to their entire lifestyle.

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Regardless of the reason, it can overlap with OnlyOneFindsItFun (if someone serves up something and only this person likes it while the rest find it boring) and StockYuck (for the foods and drinks often considered plain, including vanilla ice cream, bread, water, and oatmeal). Sometimes overlaps with TheTeetotaler if the character drinks something like water or milk instead of alcohol, but not all teetotalers drink plain drinks. See also FoodPills, which are barely even food. An IndubitablyUninterestingIndividual is this if it applies to their entire lifestyle.
food.


Regardless of the reason, it can overlap with OnlyOneFindsItFun (if someone serves up something and only this person likes it while the rest find it boring) and StockYuck (for the foods and drinks often considered plain, including vanilla ice cream, bread, water, and oatmeal). Sometimes overlaps with TheTeetotaler if the character drinks something like water or milk instead of alcohol, but not all teetotalers drink plain drinks. See also FoodPills, which are barely even food.

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Regardless of the reason, it can overlap with OnlyOneFindsItFun (if someone serves up something and only this person likes it while the rest find it boring) and StockYuck (for the foods and drinks often considered plain, including vanilla ice cream, bread, water, and oatmeal). Sometimes overlaps with TheTeetotaler if the character drinks something like water or milk instead of alcohol, but not all teetotalers drink plain drinks. See also FoodPills, which are barely even food.
food. An IndubitablyUninterestingIndividual is this if it applies to their entire lifestyle.

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* ''Literature/{{Emma}}'': Mr. Woodhouse and his elder daughter Isabella both love gruel. Mr. Woodhouse himself can't stomach rich or heavy food, forgets that others aren't like him, and would offer it to guests as a treat if not for his daughter Emma.


* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'': The Comically Serious Captain Holt has "zero interest in food" beyond fulfilling his dietary needs as efficiently as possible. He dislikes pizza and says he'd prefer to consume only flavorless smoothies.

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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'': The Comically Serious TheComicallySerious Captain Holt has "zero interest in food" beyond fulfilling his dietary needs as efficiently as possible. He dislikes pizza and says he'd prefer to consume only flavorless smoothies. However, he also reminisces fondly about sharing a croque-monsieur with his husband on their first anniversary in [[GayParee Paris]].

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* ''{{ComicBook/Asterix}}'': In ''Recap/AsterixTheLegionary'', the squad learns that their daily food is to be wheat, bacon and cheese, all cooked together to save time. Every single soldier (none of which are Roman) finds it disgusting and protests, except, naturally, [[ForeignQueasine the Briton.]]
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has Lord Vetinari, who believes that "a glass of boiled water and half a slice of dry bread was an elegant sufficiency."

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Lord Vetinari, who Vetinari believes that "a glass of boiled water and half a slice of dry bread was an elegant sufficiency.""
** A throwaway farmer in one book notes that his porridge has too much cream and brown sugar for his liking.


They might be a bit neurotic and believe that any food/drink that isn't plain will make them sick or overweight. These people are often, though not always, hippie types who believe tasty foods and drinks, especially sugar, [[IfItTastesBadItMustBeGoodForYou are terrible for you]]. This might also be [[ProperlyParanoid partially justified]] by having them actually more susceptible to [[TheFoodPoisoningIncident food poisoning]], have many [[PlotAllergy food allergies]], or whatever. If one of these falls into the "partially justified" category and their reason for having a Plain Palate overlaps with the aforementioned pragmatism, they're often a SicklyNeuroticGeek.

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They might be a bit neurotic and believe that any food/drink that isn't plain will make them sick or overweight. These people are often, though not always, hippie types who believe tasty foods and drinks, especially sugar, [[IfItTastesBadItMustBeGoodForYou are terrible for you]]. This might also be [[ProperlyParanoid partially justified]] by having them actually more susceptible to [[TheFoodPoisoningIncident food poisoning]], poisoning]] due to a compromised immune system, have many [[PlotAllergy food allergies]], or whatever. If one of these falls into the "partially justified" category and their reason for having a Plain Palate overlaps with the aforementioned pragmatism, they're often a SicklyNeuroticGeek.


They might be a bit neurotic and believe that any food/drink that isn't plain will make them sick or overweight. These people are often, though not always, hippie types who believe tasty foods and drinks, especially sugar, are terrible for you. This might also be [[ProperlyParanoid partially justified]] by having them actually more susceptible to [[TheFoodPoisoningIncident food poisoning]], have many [[PlotAllergy food allergies]], or whatever. If one of these falls into the "partially justified" category and their reason for having a Plain Palate overlaps with the aforementioned pragmatism, they're often a SicklyNeuroticGeek.

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They might be a bit neurotic and believe that any food/drink that isn't plain will make them sick or overweight. These people are often, though not always, hippie types who believe tasty foods and drinks, especially sugar, [[IfItTastesBadItMustBeGoodForYou are terrible for you.you]]. This might also be [[ProperlyParanoid partially justified]] by having them actually more susceptible to [[TheFoodPoisoningIncident food poisoning]], have many [[PlotAllergy food allergies]], or whatever. If one of these falls into the "partially justified" category and their reason for having a Plain Palate overlaps with the aforementioned pragmatism, they're often a SicklyNeuroticGeek.

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