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Laconic / Adaptational Job Change

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Basic Trope: A character's job changes between the source material and a derivative work.
  • Straight: In the novel Troper Tales, Alice is a pediatrician. In The Film of the Book, she's now a teacher.
  • Exaggerated: Not only is Alice no longer a pediatrician, in the movie she's also got three different jobs (none of which are in the healthcare field).
  • Downplayed: Alice is still a doctor, but her specialization has been changed from pediatrics to gynecology.
  • Justified: While the book was set predominantly in a hospital, the film maintains only the barest bones of the book's plot and changes the setting to a school.
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  • Subverted: She actually works two jobs — it's just that she takes the night shift at the hospital, so the characters never see her as a doctor.
  • Double Subverted: That was a lie; she's not actually a pediatrician in the film at all.
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  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice is a pediatrician in both the book and the film.
  • Enforced: Alice primarily functions as a source of scientific exposition, so Executive Meddling makes her a teacher instead of a doctor so it's easier to explain.
  • Lampshaded:
    Movie!Alice: I feel like I could have been a pediatrician in another life.
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  • Conversed: While watching Troper Tales, Bob and Alice note that Alice's job was changed between the book and the movie.

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