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7th Feb '17 7:51:56 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Deconstructed with the dispassionate Roose Bolton, who carefully considers the ramifications of his every word and action to maximize gain, but will be a total {{Troll}} if he can get away with it. He later chides both his son and Locke not for torturing prisoners but for torturing ''valuable'' prisoners.
6th Feb '17 3:32:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* While most incarnations of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker are a ForTheEvulz MonsterClown, some versions of the character (particularly Golden/Silver Age ones) fall into this category. Like Joker's wild manner as portrayed in the animated show "The Batman" where he (although still wishing to either destroy Gotham or turn it into madness) will do things "...just for laughs..."

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* While most incarnations of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker are a ForTheEvulz MonsterClown, some versions of the character (particularly Golden/Silver Age ones) fall into this category. Like Joker's wild manner as portrayed in the animated show "The Batman" where he (although still wishing to either destroy Gotham or turn it into madness) will do things "...just for laughs..."
5th Feb '17 8:21:33 AM AnotherDuck
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* This is a common trait for people with psychopathic, sociopathic, or narcissistic disorder.
* Arguably, "to have fun" (regardless of if it happens to be at another's expense or not) is the ultimate motivator for [[KidsAreCruel kids]], too.



* Computer virus designers. The ones who aren't engaging in political or industrial espionage, or trying to con victims, are largely doing it for fun.



* Ever play a practical joke on someone? You did it because of this trope. Odds are you aren't a sadistic monster that hurt somebody on purpose, but there was no reason to really do it other than it was funny.
* [[TheBully Bullies]] generally pick on others for humorous rather than psychotic purposes. It is mostly because their parents never disciplined them properly. The popular misconception is that it's in revenge for abusive things going on in their own lives, but abused people tend to be the withdrawn ones. A lot of bullies grow out of the way they were and express remorse for it, but some continue it into adulthood and may well be sociopaths.
* {{Troll}}s on the internet. They don't care if they get banned from a forum or piss off dozens of people as long as their antics and the results amuse them. Trolling is pretty obvious these days, and the real joke comes out of people's reactions, in their view.
4th Feb '17 7:54:50 PM MitchellProductions
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* Australians. Pretty much anything Australians tell tourists (Drop Bears being warded off by putting Vegemite on your ears, the existence of hoop snakes, bunyips and yowies, swimming in estuarine crocodile-infested waters not being dangerous, or that the harmless Sydney funnel web spider is a dangerous animal that shouldn't be cuddled) is more to see the expression on your face when you find out that they were just "taking the piss" to entertain themselves than anything else. Believe nothing they say about their country that isn't backed up by legislation or Creator/DavidAttenborough.
** PS: Sydney Funnel Web spiders are indeed dangerous. Do not cuddle them.
1st Feb '17 10:01:27 PM intastiel
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* Some of the stuff that Belkar does in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is ForTheEvulz, and some of it is this. He particularly likes messing with other people's heads in harmless but disturbing ways. Often, he'll do something that people don't expect from him just because it will confuse them. See [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0620.html here]].

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* Some In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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of the stuff that Belkar does in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is ForTheEvulz, and some of it is this.Belkar's actions are either this or ForTheEvulz. He particularly likes messing with other people's heads in harmless but disturbing ways. Often, he'll do something that people don't expect from him just because it will confuse them. See them, like [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0620.html here]].paranoia-inducing bouts of niceness]].



* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Uncle Time is an {{Odd Job God|s}} with this attitude.

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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
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Uncle Time is an {{Odd Job God|s}} with this attitude.



* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'''s story revolves around an artifact that Quizmalia, the ChaoticNeutral goddess of Fate and [[LadyLuck Fortune]], created and left in the mortal world for fun. This artifact grants wishes, full stop, with zero limitations. Quizmalia's perverse sense of humour got her [[DePower De-Powered]] by the other gods and the artifact dismantled before someone could use it to put on a show.

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* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'''s story revolves around an artifact that Quizmalia, the ChaoticNeutral goddess of Fate and [[LadyLuck Fortune]], Fortune, created and left in the mortal world for fun. This artifact grants wishes, full stop, with zero limitations. Quizmalia's perverse sense of humour got her [[DePower De-Powered]] by the other gods and the artifact dismantled before someone could use it to put on a show.
1st Feb '17 9:58:11 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'''s story revolves around an artifact that Quizmalia, the ChaoticNeutral goddess of Fate and [[LadyLuck Fortune]], created and left in the mortal world for fun. This artifact grants wishes, full stop, with zero limitations. Quizmalia's perverse sense of humour got her [[DePower De-Powered]] by the other gods and the artifact dismantled before someone could use it to put on a show.
22nd Jan '17 5:03:49 AM LentilSandEater
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* Two minor characters from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Thunder and Lightning, terrorize people because they find it "amusing". They don't take the feelings of the people around them into account, something Beast Boy calls them out on. (Thunder eventually realized that they were hurting people and turned on his brother, and Lightning eventually figured it out too, just in time for them to help stop the real threat.)
** It should be noted that Thunder and Lightning are loosely based off of Japanese thunder gods (Raijin, in particular) who are said to cause all sorts of destructive mischief for their own amusement.

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* Two minor characters from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Thunder and Lightning, terrorize people because they find it "amusing". They don't take the feelings of the people around them into account, something Beast Boy calls them out on. (Thunder eventually realized that they were hurting people and turned on his brother, and Lightning eventually figured it out too, just in time for them to help stop the real threat.)
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) Thunder and Lightning are loosely based off of Japanese thunder gods (Raijin, in particular) who are said to cause all sorts of destructive mischief for their own amusement.
11th Jan '17 11:15:35 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980). At the beginning of the movie Emperor Ming tells his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Klytus that he's bored and asks him what plaything Klytus has for him. Klytus tells him about the Earth, and Ming starts inflicting a series of disasters on our planet. Later on he tells Flash Gordon that when he destroys planets, he does so for his (and the great god Dyzan's) "mutual pleasure".

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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' (1980). At the beginning of the movie Emperor Ming tells his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Klytus that he's bored and asks him what plaything Klytus has for him. Klytus tells him about the Earth, and Ming starts inflicting a series of disasters on our planet. Later on he tells Flash Gordon that when he destroys planets, he does so for his (and the great god Dyzan's) "mutual pleasure".
3rd Jan '17 6:08:32 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', Szeth explains to Lift that because she's against Nale, he should probably kill her, but his talking sword has found her funny, so he's going to endanger his boss' plan and let her live.
26th Dec '16 2:09:47 PM CharlesPhipps
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* Gary Karkofsky's motivations as a supervillain in ''Literature/TheSupervillainySaga'' seem to be solely based on the fact he finds being a costumed criminal interesting. His wife and other supers call him out on this several times, especially since he can (and occasionally does) use his powers for good but chooses not to.
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