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** Bob claims to be in it only for money to prevent retaliation against Troperville - if he is seen as a greedy asshole then they won't think of using it as leverage against him.

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** Bob has rent that's soon-to-be due, student debt, or some other thing that needs to be paid off. May go hand in hand with the second Justified example.

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** Money is important to Bob, but only as a means to some more noble end, like [[HealthcareMotivation paying for medicine for his terminally ill younger sister.]] He couldn't care less about enriching himself.


* '''Straight''': Bob defeats [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] just so the people of Troperville will [[OnlyInItForTheMoney pay him]] as promised.

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* '''Straight''': Bob defeats [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] just so the people of Troperville will [[OnlyInItForTheMoney pay him]] him as promised.



** Emperor Evulz is OnlyInItForTheMoney.

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** Emperor Evulz is OnlyInItForTheMoney.only threatening Troperville so they'll pay a ransom.



* '''Subverted''': Bob [[BlatantLies lied]] about his motivation; he wants to save the people of Troperville from Emperor Evulz.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Because several of them have offered him money.
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Bob [[BlatantLies lied]] lied about his motivation; he wants to save the people of Troperville from Emperor Evulz.
** Bob is only in it for the money, at first, but then he gains a soft side for the people he's saving.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Because because several of them have offered him money.
* '''Parodied''': ???
Bob destroys the entirety of capitalism, somehow, [[TheManIsStickingItToTheMan and demands to be paid for it]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Bob just wants money, but he suffers from some {{Forgotten Aesop}}s about greed along the way.



* '''Exploited''': After Bob defeats Emperor Evulz and claims the cash, people start bribing him for other deeds.

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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After Bob defeats Emperor Evulz and claims the cash, people start bribing him for other deeds.deeds.
** [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Bob]] aligns with whichever side can reward him best.

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** Bob is a character in a video game with FactionSpecificEndings. Because you're the one signing his paycheck, he will follow you no matter who you support.


** Not only is Bob in it purely [[ChronicHeroSyndrome for the sake of heroism]], but he [[KeepTheReward declines any cash or other reward that he is offered.]]

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** Not only is Bob in it purely [[ChronicHeroSyndrome for the sake of heroism]], but he [[KeepTheReward [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules declines any cash or other reward that he is offered.]]offered]], [[KeepTheReward even for doing the right thing]].


** Not only is Bob in it purely [[ChronicHeroSyndrome for the sake of heroism]], but he [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules declines any cash or other reward that he is offered.]]

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** Not only is Bob in it purely [[ChronicHeroSyndrome for the sake of heroism]], but he [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules [[KeepTheReward declines any cash or other reward that he is offered.]]


** Not only is Bob in it purely for the sake of heroism, but he declines any cash or other reward that he is offered.

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** Not only is Bob in it purely [[ChronicHeroSyndrome for the sake of heroism, heroism]], but he [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules declines any cash or other reward that he is offered.]]


'''Basic Trope''': A "hero" who does good deeds just to get a monetary gain.

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'''Basic Trope''': A "hero" who does good deeds just to get a is entirely motivated by monetary gain.


'''Basic Trope''': TheHero is only in it for money.

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'''Basic Trope''': TheHero is only in it for money.A "hero" who does good deeds just to get a monetary gain.



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Not applicable. (This trope is almost always intentional.)
* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob wants Emperor Evulz dead [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking because he sings the most annoying songs, and his evil deeds seem insignificant]] in comparison (at least to Bob).
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob will also do evil deeds for money; he only [[BlackAndWhiteMorality chose the good side]] because Troperville bribed him and Emperor Evulz did not.


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* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob wants Emperor Evulz dead [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking because he sings the most annoying songs, and his evil deeds seem insignificant]] in comparison (at least to Bob).
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob will also do evil deeds for money; he only [[BlackAndWhiteMorality chose the good side]] because Troperville bribed him and Emperor Evulz did not.

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'''Basic Trope''': TheHero is only in it for money.
* '''Straight''': Bob defeats [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] just so the people of Troperville will [[OnlyInItForTheMoney pay him]] as promised.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob defeats Emperor Evulz to earn the trust of the people of Troperville, because he wants to [[WhatTheHellHero steal money and possessions from them]] without anyone suspecting a thing.
* '''Downplayed''': Heroism is a small part of Bob's motivation, but he's mostly in it for the money.
* '''Justified''':
** Bob had no intention of becoming a hero; he was just passing through Troperville, and the townsfolk promised him a reward for defeating Emperor Evulz.
** Bob is poor and will do anything for money.
* '''Inverted''':
** Emperor Evulz is a WellIntentionedExtremist.
** Emperor Evulz is OnlyInItForTheMoney.
** Not only is Bob in it purely for the sake of heroism, but he declines any cash or other reward that he is offered.
* '''Subverted''': Bob [[BlatantLies lied]] about his motivation; he wants to save the people of Troperville from Emperor Evulz.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Because several of them have offered him money.
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''':
** Bob's reasons for heroism are purely heroic.
** Bob is being bribed with something other than money, perhaps {{food|AsBribe}}.
* '''Enforced''': "We want to show our hero as an average joe who just happens to be helpful. Let's make it so he's only in it for personal reasons, possibly for money."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Bob doesn't care about saving us. He just wants our money."
* '''Invoked''': The townsfolk offer Bob money for defeating Emperor Evulz.
* '''Exploited''': After Bob defeats Emperor Evulz and claims the cash, people start bribing him for other deeds.
* '''Defied''': The townsfolk do not offer a reward because they don't want a greedy or selfish hero.
* '''Discussed''': "No, I'm not just in this for the money! I want to save you all from the Emperor's clutches."
* '''Conversed''': "Bob's no hero. He's in it for selfish reasons. See? They're paying him."
* '''Implied''': Bob never mentions his motivation, but his expression brightens when the townsfolk give him a huge sack of money.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Not applicable. (This trope is almost always intentional.)
* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob wants Emperor Evulz dead [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking because he sings the most annoying songs, and his evil deeds seem insignificant]] in comparison (at least to Bob).
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob will also do evil deeds for money; he only [[BlackAndWhiteMorality chose the good side]] because Troperville bribed him and Emperor Evulz did not.
* '''Deconstructed''': Because of the selfish motivation behind his actions, Bob goes down in history as a self-centered AntiHero.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Bob doesn't care what people think of him, as he is neither good nor evil.
** The people of Troperville don't care about their hero's motivation; they're just thankful that someone saved them from Emperor Evulz.
* '''Untwisted''': Bob acts like a [[BigDamnHeroes big-shot hero]], as if he has something to hide. When [[TheLancer his sidekick]] Alice asks why he became a hero, he says, "Oh, there's a very [[BlatantLies heroic]] reason: they're paying me!"
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Why did I become a hero if I'm NotInThisForYourRevolution? I'm OnlyInItForTheMoney, of course!
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