Basic Trope: In the heat of a dangerous situation, the hero or somebody in the Five-Man Band mentions that (s)he would rather not be there.
- Straight:Dave: You know, you dragging me out here and getting shot at by a bunch of bad guys isnt my idea of a good time!
- Exaggerated:Dave: I was perfectly happy sitting at home watching TV, but oh no, itll be fun! you said! I DONT THINK ITS FUN YET!!
- Downplayed:Dave: I said that it would be a better idea if we volunteered at the library! But noooooo! You wanted to go babysitting! Now how are we going to clean up this mess!?
- Justified: Getting pulled out of your normal routine into a grand adventure can do this to people, so pretty much every example is justified.
Evil Overlord: Curses! Why couldnt I just stay here and watch American Idol in peace?
- The villain does this...
Dave: I'm tired of sitting at home watching TV. I want to go back to fighting bad guys!
- Subverted: Dave hates the journey at first, but eventually realizes hes having a more fulfilling life than before the quest began.
- Double-Subverted: ...Until the Five-Man Band is forced to deal with a million Goddamned Bats.
- Parodied: I WANTED TO GO BOWLING!"
- Zig-Zagged: Dave literally flip-flops between enjoying the quest and wishing hed never tagged along in the first place.
- Averted: Everyone participates in the quest without complaint or any mention of wanting to do something else.
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded:Dave: Remember how I said I wanted to stay at home?
Bob: Yes, I also remember the last forty times you said it.
- Invoked: The Evil Overlord plants Dave in Bobs Five-Man Band because he knows that Dave is going to complain the whole way about how he wanted to stay at home, thereby causing discord within the group.
- Exploited: Emperor Evulz causes Dave to have a HeelFace Turn in exchange for an easier life.
- Defied: Bob asks his companions if they're absolutely sure they want to take part in the dangerous mission.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: Dave's reluctance to fight results in him being an ineffective fighter. He is eventually kicked out.
- Reconstructed: Dave may not like fighting, but he puts his best effort in thanks to The Power of Friendship. The rest of the band puts up with his complaints as a result.
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