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* ''LightNovel/AlderaminOnTheSky'': Ikta takes pride in seeking the easiest possible life for himself. He declares laziness to be the driving force behind mankind's progress, leading to the invention of the well instead of going all the way to the river, etc. Too bad he is thrust into adventures he never asked for.


A character, almost AlwaysMale (at least in older works) somewhere between age 14-40, whose single [[GoalInLife goal in life]] is to get through existence with as little effort as possible. May be BookDumb or BrilliantButLazy, but either way they'll take crap jobs rather than aspire to anything greater. Even there, they are often the WeaselCoWorker. [[TrashOfTheTitans Are usually filthy pigs at home]], and sometimes with regard to their [[ThePigpen personal hygiene]] as well. May also [[TheStoner ingest copious amounts of marijuana]], but this is not a necessity. Often part of an OddCouple with a driven, ambitious, neat-freak.

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A character, almost AlwaysMale (at least in older works) somewhere between age 14-40, whose single [[GoalInLife goal in life]] GoalInLife is to get through existence with as little effort as possible. May be BookDumb or BrilliantButLazy, but either way they'll take crap jobs rather than aspire to anything greater. Even there, they are often the WeaselCoWorker. [[TrashOfTheTitans Are usually filthy pigs at home]], and sometimes with regard to their [[ThePigpen personal hygiene]] as well. May also [[TheStoner ingest copious amounts of marijuana]], but this is not a necessity. Often part of an OddCouple with a driven, ambitious, neat-freak.


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* In ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}'' and its musical adaptation ''Theatre/MyFairLady'', Eliza Doolittle's father Alfred combines this trope with LowerClassLout and TheHedonist.

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* Garrett from ''Webcomic/CrystalHeroes'' only manages to get a single line of his drawing class homework done before taking a break and [[https://www.crystalheroescomic.com/page-15/ doesn't get much further with his "completed" assignments, either]].


* Mordecai and Rigby on ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''. Rigby is the lazier of the two, but CharacterDevelopment changes things a little as the show went on.

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* Mordecai and Rigby on ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''. Rigby is the lazier of the two, but CharacterDevelopment changes changed things a little as the show went on.


** His Tranquilo attitude though is finally starting to get him into trouble. Ever since his loss to Okada at Wrestle Kingdom 12, he doesn't take ANYTHING seriously anymore. While he still sustained a solid singles' record and even beat Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki for the Intercontinental Title (ironically a championship he never wanted and outright ignores now), he has been placed in menial feuds and lost in the first round of the New Japan Cup. But most concerning was his feud with Chris Jericho. Despite being brutally assaulted, not once but TWICE, and Jericho's NJPW history showing that he will attack early and brutally every single appearance he's had, Naito continually treated him as a non-issue. [[RealityEnsues Unsurprisingly it led to Jericho ambushing Naito during Dominion 2018, brutally assaulting him for the third time before the bell rung and leaving Naito in no condition to actually fight back, leading to his inevitable defeat.]]

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** His Tranquilo attitude though is finally starting to get him into trouble. Ever since his loss to Okada at Wrestle Kingdom 12, he doesn't take ANYTHING seriously anymore. While he still sustained a solid singles' record and even beat Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki for the Intercontinental Title (ironically a championship he never wanted and outright ignores now), he has been placed in menial feuds and lost in the first round of the New Japan Cup. But most concerning was his feud with Chris Jericho.Wrestling/ChrisJericho. Despite being brutally assaulted, not once but TWICE, and Jericho's NJPW history showing that he will attack early and brutally every single appearance he's had, Naito continually treated him as a non-issue. [[RealityEnsues Unsurprisingly it led to Jericho ambushing Naito during Dominion 2018, brutally assaulting him for the third time before the bell rung and leaving Naito in no condition to actually fight back, leading to his inevitable defeat.]]

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* Wrestling/TetsuyaNaito after his return in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling in 2015 after an excurtion in Mexico his new gimmick became being lazy and doing as little as possible to win. Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi admitted he was totally thrown off by this "stalling strategy". Naito's slacker gimmick is actually a brilliant example of NJPW making lemonade out of a serious lemon: Naito was pushed to the top of the card as an for a feud with Kazuchika Okada. The problem was that the fans weren't buying what he was selling, and in a rare moment of fan response changing the trajectory of a company, there was a vote over which match should main event Wrestle Kingdom: the heavyweight title match between Okada and Naito…or the Intercontinental Championship between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura. The fans voted for the latter. Thus, Naito's entire slacking gimmick is rooted in this supposed "betrayal": the fans didn't give a damn about him, so why should he care about anything? And ironically, by not giving a crap about anything anymore, the fans took to him completely. After the response he got during and after winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship belt at Invasion Attack 2016...The fans aren't going to be voting him out of Main Events any time soon.
** His Tranquilo attitude though is finally starting to get him into trouble. Ever since his loss to Okada at Wrestle Kingdom 12, he doesn't take ANYTHING seriously anymore. While he still sustained a solid singles' record and even beat Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki for the Intercontinental Title (ironically a championship he never wanted and outright ignores now), he has been placed in menial feuds and lost in the first round of the New Japan Cup. But most concerning was his feud with Chris Jericho. Despite being brutally assaulted, not once but TWICE, and Jericho's NJPW history showing that he will attack early and brutally every single appearance he's had, Naito continually treated him as a non-issue. [[RealityEnsues Unsurprisingly it led to Jericho ambushing Naito during Dominion 2018, brutally assaulting him for the third time before the bell rung and leaving Naito in no condition to actually fight back, leading to his inevitable defeat.]]
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* Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan is one of the prominent female examples of this—she's a ''[[FunSize physically literal]] [[SuperDeformed chibi]]'' who lazes around at home, naps, plays games, surfs the Internet, eats junk food and downs Coke all day—and would do them all at the same time, if she could. Noted subversion too in that she's only like this ''at home''; at school, she has a regular-sized alter ego who's amazingly beautiful, smart, with perfect grades and yet is somehow still totally humble—in short, to quote ''Film/MaryPoppins'', "practically perfect in every way".

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* Heffer Wolfe from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' is so lazy that he refuses to hop off his chair just to pick up a remote control he dropped on the floor that is barely out of his reach.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Walter Denton is an early example, although intelligent about ''some'' things, he's BookDumb, constantly taking shortcuts in his studies, once mentions he keeps his room a mess, and tries to minimize the time he spends in school or actually doing school work.

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* Glenn in ''LightNovel/AkashicRecordsOfBastardMagicInstructor''. This isn't solely due to a personality flaw but also because of trauma from being a former MageKiller and being unable to stop his partner being killed. He starts the series not wanting to work or go outside at all. He's forced to get a job and start paying most of his expenses by his guardian Celica (she still lets him live rent-free in her mansion). He initially doesn't put any effort into his new job as a magic teacher, though this changes later on.


** Interestingly, Neptune is a special case; it's revealed in ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII'' and [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMK2 Re;Birth2]] that she's actually be a very competent CPU. It's just that she sees no point in doing it if more capable people like Nepgear and Histoire are there to do it for her, making her BrilliantButLazy.

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** Interestingly, Neptune is a special case; it's revealed in ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII'' and [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMK2 Re;Birth2]] that she's actually be a very competent CPU. It's just that she sees no point in doing it if more capable people like Nepgear and Histoire are there to do it for her, making her BrilliantButLazy.

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** Interestingly, Neptune is a special case; it's revealed in ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII'' and [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMK2 Re;Birth2]] that she's actually be a very competent CPU. It's just that she sees no point in doing it if more capable people like Nepgear and Histoire are there to do it for her, making her BrilliantButLazy.


* [[BrilliantButLazy Noah]] starts as this in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'', but loses it in season 3 due to CharacterDevelopment.

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* [[BrilliantButLazy Noah]] starts as this in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'', ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', but loses it in season 3 due to CharacterDevelopment.


* TheDragon Shego in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. She is the most cunning and [[CloserToEarth down to earth]] SuperVillain in the series, but she's stuck being TheDragon for [[HarmlessVillain Dr. Drakken]].

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* TheDragon Shego in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. She is the most cunning and [[CloserToEarth down to earth]] SuperVillain in the series, but she's stuck being TheDragon for [[HarmlessVillain Dr. Drakken]]. She spends much of her time hanging around Drakken's lair reading villain magazines or filing her nails.


* Ron exhibits some of these traits in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series.

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* Ron exhibits some of these traits in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. It's implied that, having five older brothers who are all brilliant in their chosen field (and his best friends are an overachieving genius and ''Harry freakin' Potter''), Ron feels like he may as well not even try to compete.

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