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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 isn’t my idea of a good time!
  • Exaggerated:
    Dave: I was perfectly happy sitting at home watching TV, but ‘oh no, it’ll be fun!’ you said! I DON’T THINK IT’S FUN YET!!
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  • 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.
  • Inverted:
    • The villain does this...
    Evil Overlord: Curses! Why couldn’t I just stay here and watch American Idol in peace?
    • Alternatively...
    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 he’s 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 he’d never tagged along in the first place.
  • Averted: Everyone participates in the quest without complaint or any mention of wanting to do something else.
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  • 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 Bob’s 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 Heel–Face 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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