History Characters / AmericanPsycho

30th Jun '17 5:16:32 AM lolface123
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* ForTheEvulz: If it isn't his primary motivation, it comes damn close. He kills a child and is only upset because it wasn't evil enough for his taste.


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* PsychopathicManchild: A very subtle case, but his demeanour behind his MaskOfSanity is rife with this, with things like murdering people over having better stuff than he has and desperately trying to garner attention for himself make him come off as a petulant brat having frequent tantrums because no one's paying attention to him.
30th Jun '17 5:05:46 AM lolface123
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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler: In ''Literature/LunarPark'', he finally meets his end by being burned alive in a pier fire after being unable to escape.]]
5th Jun '17 3:57:20 PM WillBGood
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* FauxAffablyEvil: While he does enjoy making articulate lectures about pop music and chatting about Men's fashion, most of his polite and politically correct behavior is a MaskOfSanity that barely stays on half the time. A good example is [[BaitTheDog when he appears to sympathize with a homeless man and gives him some money before stabbing him to death]] [[KickTheDog and killing his dog.]]

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* FauxAffablyEvil: While he does enjoy making articulate lectures about pop music and chatting about Men's fashion, most of his polite and politically correct behavior is a MaskOfSanity that barely stays on half the time. A good example is [[BaitTheDog when he appears to sympathize with a homeless man and gives him some money man]] before stabbing killing him to death]] (blinding him in the book) [[KickTheDog and killing (in the book, maiming) his dog.]]
5th Jun '17 3:55:13 PM WillBGood
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Of all the horrendous atrocities he's committed, including murder, cannibalism, and so on, Bateman draws the line at anti-Semitic remarks. Of course, this could all just be part of his MaskOfSanity and he really doesn't give a fuck what people say about the Jews.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Of all the horrendous atrocities he's committed, including murder, cannibalism, and so on, Bateman draws the line at anti-Semitic remarks. Of course, this could all just be part of his MaskOfSanity Or seems to. (In the book he has an argument in a Jewish deli and he really doesn't give a fuck what insults the people say about the Jews. running it.)
28th May '17 8:19:45 PM PeaceAndLove
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Of all the horrendous atrocities he's committed, including murder, cannibalism, and so on, Bateman draws the line at anti-Semitic remarks.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Of all the horrendous atrocities he's committed, including murder, cannibalism, and so on, Bateman draws the line at anti-Semitic remarks. Of course, this could all just be part of his MaskOfSanity and he really doesn't give a fuck what people say about the Jews.
28th May '17 8:18:44 PM PeaceAndLove
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Of all the horrendous atrocities he's committed, including murder, cannibalism, and so on, Bateman draws the line at anti-Semitic remarks.
26th May '17 3:04:53 PM SeanMurrayI
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* SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes: Patrick brings up that he has rented ''Film/BodyDouble'' 37 times at his video store as he seeks to rent it once more.
25th May '17 4:12:49 PM bt8257
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* PopCulturedBadass: Deconstructed. Patrick Bateman tries to define himself through his appreciation for music, art, and pop culture and relates this much to the reader/audience, but his grasp and understanding of his favorite music and artists is reduced to what material they make the most appealing to the widest audiences and lowest common denominator, such as dismissing early Music/{{Genesis}} albums with Music/PeterGabriel (and his "lame solo career") as being "too artsy, too intellectual" and favoring the more commercially-driven direction of the group after Music/PhilCollins became the group's frontman. Other assessments he makes of popular singers and bands are frequently off-the-mark and factually wrong, like being convinced that Music/WhitneyHouston is a ''jazz'' singer or believing [[Music/TheRollingStones "You Can't Always Get What You Want"]] is a song by Music/TheBeatles. Elsewhere, he often speaks of owning what's described as the original version of [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/600x315/5e/2e/c5/5e2ec5ee9ec77bb094ef1b45e762d45a.jpg "Sunrise with Broken Plates"]] by artist David Onica (while discreetly boasting of the high cost he paid to obtain it), only for his ex-girlfriend to point out to him that he hung it upside down. All of this only serves to further demonstrate Patrick's shallowness and delusions about having "good taste."

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* PopCulturedBadass: Deconstructed. Patrick Bateman {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. He tries to define himself through his appreciation for music, art, and pop culture and relates this much to the reader/audience, but his grasp and understanding of his favorite music and artists is reduced to what material they make the most appealing to the widest audiences and lowest common denominator, such as dismissing early Music/{{Genesis}} albums with Music/PeterGabriel (and his "lame solo career") as being "too artsy, too intellectual" and favoring the more commercially-driven direction of the group after Music/PhilCollins became the group's frontman. Other assessments he makes of popular singers and bands are frequently off-the-mark and factually wrong, like being convinced that Music/WhitneyHouston is a ''jazz'' singer or believing [[Music/TheRollingStones "You Can't Always Get Get]] [[Music/LetItBleed What You Want"]] is a song by Music/TheBeatles. Elsewhere, he often speaks of owning what's described as the original version of [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/600x315/5e/2e/c5/5e2ec5ee9ec77bb094ef1b45e762d45a.jpg "Sunrise with Broken Plates"]] by artist David Onica (while discreetly boasting of the high cost he paid to obtain it), only for his ex-girlfriend to point out to him that he hung it upside down. All of this only serves to further demonstrate Patrick's shallowness and delusions about having "good taste."



* {{Sadist}}: Gets off on causing pain. [[spoiler:But Patrick knows even if he's doing something like that, it will never bring ''any'' consequences. '''''[[FateWorseThanDeath EVER.]]''''']]

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* {{Sadist}}: Gets off on causing pain. [[spoiler:But Patrick knows even if he's doing something like that, it will it'll never bring ''any'' consequences. '''''[[FateWorseThanDeath EVER.]]''''']]



* StrawHypocrite: He often espouses lofty political ideals in public like taking care of the poor or fighting discrimination and sexism. Bateman himself knows he's just using it to hide his true nature, as privately he not only holds numerous racist, elitist, and sexist views, but he's also a psychopathic murderer who frequently kills women, minorities, and homeless people.

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* StrawHypocrite: He often espouses lofty political ideals in public like taking care of the poor or fighting discrimination and sexism. Bateman himself knows he's just using it bullshitting to hide his true nature, as privately he not only holds numerous racist, elitist, and sexist views, but he's also a psychopathic psychotic murderer who frequently kills women, minorities, and homeless people.
6th May '17 3:33:24 AM WillBGood
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: He finally receives his comeuppance in ''Literature/LunarPark'' when he gets trapped in a pier fire. He really had it coming to say the least.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: He finally receives his comeuppance in the novel ''Literature/LunarPark'' when he gets trapped in a pier fire. He really had it coming to say the least.]]
6th May '17 3:33:11 AM WillBGood
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: He finally receives his karma in Lunar Park where he gets trapped in a pier fire. He really had it coming to say the least.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: He finally receives his karma comeuppance in Lunar Park where ''Literature/LunarPark'' when he gets trapped in a pier fire. He really had it coming to say the least.]]
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