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* ''Fanfic/TheManyDatesOfDannyFenton'' (''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', WesternAnimation, [[{{Series}} TV Series]], and ComicBooks.): Tucker refuse to consider his misleading profile is why he getting so many bad dates.
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In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' [[GaidenGame skirmish game]] ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', the expanded rules for mounted warriors [[note]] from the ''Mordheim Annual 2002'' book[[/note]] include mules as one of the additional purchasable mounts. These mules have the "Stubborn" special rule that forces their rider to take a test each turn in order to get the mount to move.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' [[GaidenGame skirmish game]] ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', the expanded rules for mounted warriors [[note]] from the ''Mordheim Annual 2002'' book[[/note]] include mules as one of the additional purchasable mounts. These mules have the "Stubborn" special rule that forces their rider to take a test each turn in order to get the mount to move.


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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'': Throughout Acts V and VI, Arial takes this trope UpToEleven, repeatedly insisting that she and Dark are soul mates and brushing off all attempts to reason with her. It's only after her actions nearly drive Dark over the DespairEventHorizon and get him hit by an [=HDA=] vehicle that she finally listens to reason.

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* ''Literature/AnimalFarm'': Benjamin the donkey is never taken in for a moment by the pigs' false promises of Utopia, and refuses to undertake extra labor for it as some of the more idealistic animals do.

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* ''Literature/AnimalFarm'': Benjamin the donkey is never taken in for a moment by the pigs' false promises of Utopia, and refuses to undertake extra labor for it as some of the more idealistic animals do.do, but he also refuses to do anything to oppose the pigs.


* In ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', while traveling through Mexico, you'll occasionally encounter a peasant leading his donkey down the road. The peasant will loudly and repeatedly curse the beast in Spanish. And that you can ride donkeys, but there's some downsides. Donkeys won't jump, they can't run as fast as a horse, and if you try putting a hogtied person on one, it won't work.

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* In ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', while traveling through Mexico, you'll occasionally encounter a peasant leading his donkey down the road. The peasant will loudly and repeatedly curse the beast in Spanish. And that you You yourself can ride donkeys, but there's some downsides. Donkeys they won't jump, they can't run as fast as a horse, and if you try putting a hogtied person on one, it won't work.


** Applejack is actually less patient then an ''actual'' mule. Another case has Cranky Doodle Donkey, who's old, set in his ways, and very, ''very'' unwilling to deal with Pinkie Pie. After a while, you start to empathize with him.
** There's an actual (nameless) mule who shows up when one of the protagonists says how somepony else is "as stubborn as a mule", prompting them to quickly add "No offense!" Humorously, the actual mule never does take any offense, implying that he's actually more agreeable than the ponies.

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** Applejack is actually less patient then an ''actual'' mule. Another case has mule.
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Cranky Doodle Donkey, who's Donkey is old, set in his ways, and very, ''very'' unwilling to deal with Pinkie Pie. After a while, you start to empathize with him.
** There's an actual (nameless) mule who shows up when one of the protagonists says how somepony else is "as stubborn as a mule", [[PresentCompanyExcluded prompting them to quickly add "No offense!" offense!"]] Humorously, the actual mule never does take any offense, implying that he's actually more agreeable than the ponies.


* The season 12 opener of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' had a challenge which involved transporting peat using a donkey, most seemed compliant enough but the donkeys used by Ari& Staella and Nathan & Jennifer proved to be premiere examples of this trope, resulting in them both placing in the bottom rung.

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* The season 12 opener of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' had a challenge which involved transporting peat using a donkey, most seemed compliant enough but the donkeys used by Ari& Ari & Staella and Nathan & Jennifer proved to be premiere examples of this trope, resulting in them both teams placing in the bottom rung.


* Donkey in ''Film/{{Shrek}}'' is implied to be one of the stubborn donkeys from Aesop's fables listed above, as the first time we see him he is about to be sold into bondage by his owner, promising to never be stubborn again. After this, Donkey's stubbornness is mostly an InformedFlaw, as he's generally pretty agreeable and willing to do some dangerous feats. He is stubborn in one regard, though - [[IJustWantToHaveFriends making friends with Shrek.]]

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* Donkey in ''Film/{{Shrek}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' is implied to be one of the stubborn donkeys from Aesop's fables listed above, as the first time we see him he is about to be sold into bondage by his owner, promising to never be stubborn again. After this, Donkey's stubbornness is mostly an InformedFlaw, as he's generally pretty agreeable and willing to do some dangerous feats. He is stubborn in one regard, though - [[IJustWantToHaveFriends making friends with Shrek.]]


* In ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' Australia season 1, Richard and Joey got a stubbourn ''goat'' that didn't want to go where they had to take it, resulting in them being eliminated.

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* In The season 12 opener of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' Australia had a challenge which involved transporting peat using a donkey, most seemed compliant enough but the donkeys used by Ari& Staella and Nathan & Jennifer proved to be premiere examples of this trope, resulting in them both placing in the bottom rung.
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season 1, 1 of the Australian version, Richard and Joey got a stubbourn stubborn ''goat'' that didn't want to go where they had to take it, resulting in them being eliminated.



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* Donkey in ''Film/{{Shrek}}'' is implied to be one of the stubborn donkeys from Aesop's fables listed above, as the first time we see him he is about to be sold into bondage by his owner, promising to never be stubborn again. After this, Donkey's stubbornness is mostly an InformedFlaw, as he's generally pretty agreeable and willing to do some dangerous feats. He is stubborn in one regard, though - [[IJustWantToHaveFriends making friends with Shrek.]]

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In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' [[GaidenGame skirmish game]] ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', the expanded rules for mounted warriors [[note]] from the ''Mordheim Annual 2002'' book[[/note]] include mules as one of the additional purchasable mounts. These mules have the "Stubborn" special rule that forces their rider to take a test each turn in order to get the mount to move.
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* The [[AmericanPoliticalSystem American Democratic Party]] has a donkey for a symbol. This is sometimes said to originate--like so many American political terms--with an insult: namely, calling Democrats "jackasses" because they supported [[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson Andrew]] '''[[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson Jack]]'''[[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson son]]. However, the link between the Dems and the donkey was cemented by [[PoliticalCartoon political cartoonist]] Thomas Nast in the late 19th century, who drew the Democrats as a donkey stubbornly but futilely kicking the Republican elephant (itself chosen to represent the GOP's domination over [[TheGildedAge Gilded Age]] politics). Democrats continue to emphasize the use of the donkey as a representation of stubbornness...although today, the ''reason'' for the donkey's stubbornness (intelligence) is also emphasized.

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* The [[AmericanPoliticalSystem [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem American Democratic Party]] has a donkey for a symbol. This is sometimes said to originate--like so many American political terms--with an insult: namely, calling Democrats "jackasses" because they supported [[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson Andrew]] '''[[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson Jack]]'''[[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson son]]. However, the link between the Dems and the donkey was cemented by [[PoliticalCartoon political cartoonist]] Thomas Nast in the late 19th century, who drew the Democrats as a donkey stubbornly but futilely kicking the Republican elephant (itself chosen to represent the GOP's domination over [[TheGildedAge Gilded Age]] politics). Democrats continue to emphasize the use of the donkey as a representation of stubbornness...although today, the ''reason'' for the donkey's stubbornness (intelligence) is also emphasized.


* This is the reason they were used to carry equipment in mountainous terrain, horses were just too damned obedient to choose a safe path. They're also generally tougher than horses, making them a good choice for the military for getting to places where vehicles can't go (the USMC started using them in Afghanistan).

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* This is the reason they were used to carry equipment in mountainous terrain, horses were just too damned obedient to choose a safe path. They're also generally tougher than horses, making them a good choice for the military for getting to places where vehicles can't go (the (European mountain-based militaries have done so for centuries, and as they were abandoning them the USMC started using them mules in Afghanistan).


** Actual mules, donkeys and hill ponies (moor-, Shetland- or Icelandic pony analogues) also show up. Although not widely deemed as impressive as a warhorse, let alone a dragon, they are ''essential'' if you want to get around the wilder parts of the Seven Kingdoms in anything like decent time. For climbing up to the Eyrie or trekking near the Wall, you need reliable, hardy stubborness that's both willing to balk at mutually suicidal directions and can just keep ticking along on even dodgy forage. As Stannis finds out when he tries ploughing Southern-bred slabs of hay-guzzling muscle through autumn snow. The poor horses weren't bred or trained for that.


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** Actual mules, donkeys and hill ponies ponies/horses (moor-, Shetland- or Icelandic pony analogues) also show up. Although not widely deemed as impressive as a warhorse, let alone a dragon, they are ''essential'' if you want to get around the wilder parts of the Seven Kingdoms in anything like decent time. For climbing up to the Eyrie or trekking near around and beyond the Wall, you need reliable, hardy stubborness that's both willing to balk at mutually suicidal directions and can just keep ticking along on even dodgy forage. As Stannis finds out when he tries ploughing Southern-bred slabs of hay-guzzling muscle through autumn snow. The poor horses war- and draught-horses weren't bred or trained for that.



** Actual mules, donkeys and hill ponies (moor-, Shetland- or Icelandic pony analogues) also show up. Although not widely deemed as impressive as a warhorse, let alone a dragon, they are ''essential'' if you want to get around the wilder parts of the Seven Kingdoms in anything like decent time. For climbing up to the Eyrie or trekking near the Wall, you need reliable, hardy stubborness that can just keep on ticking on even dodgy forage. As Stannis finds out when he tries ploughing Southern-bred slabs of hay-guzzling muscle through autumn snow.


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** Actual mules, donkeys and hill ponies (moor-, Shetland- or Icelandic pony analogues) also show up. Although not widely deemed as impressive as a warhorse, let alone a dragon, they are ''essential'' if you want to get around the wilder parts of the Seven Kingdoms in anything like decent time. For climbing up to the Eyrie or trekking near the Wall, you need reliable, hardy stubborness that that's both willing to balk at mutually suicidal directions and can just keep on ticking along on even dodgy forage. As Stannis finds out when he tries ploughing Southern-bred slabs of hay-guzzling muscle through autumn snow.

snow. The poor horses weren't bred or trained for that.

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