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18th May '17 11:44:44 AM Aggron9988
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* In ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'', causing trouble and bothering others for their own amusement is basically the modus operandi of trickster spirits.
15th May '17 12:55:04 PM Briguy52748
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* The animated series ''The Adventures of Letterman'' (a regular segment from the 1970s live-action series ''[[Series/TheElectricCompany1971 The Electric Company]]'': The motivation of the segment's villain, the Spellbinder. Sometimes, it is harmless fun, such as turning custard into red-hot mustard, but too often the Spellbinder got his yuks at turning planes into plants, railroad bridges into ridges and school buses into octopuses, and freeing a hungry, angry lion from his cages and making him go into a rage ... and the victims would be entire classes of children, their teachers and chaperones. So seeing young children suffer and possibly be killed ... all because the Spellbinder might say, "ItAmusedMe!" (Fortunately, the series' protagonist, Letterman, was always there to put a stop to it.)

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* The animated series ''The Adventures of Letterman'' (a regular segment from the 1970s live-action series ''[[Series/TheElectricCompany1971 The Electric Company]]'': The motivation of the segment's villain, the Spellbinder. Sometimes, it is harmless fun, such as turning custard into red-hot mustard, but too often the Spellbinder got his yuks at turning planes into plants, railroad bridges into ridges and school buses into octopuses, and freeing a hungry, angry lion from his cages cage and making him go into a rage ... and the victims would be entire classes of children, their teachers and chaperones. So seeing young children suffer and possibly be killed ... all because the Spellbinder might say, "ItAmusedMe!" "[[DudeNotFunny It Amused Me]]!" (Fortunately, the series' protagonist, Letterman, was always there to put a stop to it.)
6th May '17 9:58:13 PM sgamer82
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* In the ''Podcast/BlackJackJustice'' episode "The Do-Nothing Detectives", police lieutenant Sabien has Jack and Trixie handcuffed together. He tells them it's a matter of procedure, since they're keeping up a pretense that he's keeping them as material witnesses. In his narration, however, Sabien admits he just thought it was funny.
27th Apr '17 10:54:14 PM SirPellucidar
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** Beerus is probably another example, at least early on. He enjoys destroying inhabited planets, and once decided that a planet's food was decent so he only destroyed half of it.
26th Apr '17 6:03:32 AM Briguy52748
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* The animated series ''The Adventures of Letterman'' (a regular segment from the 1970s live-action series ''[[Series/TheElectricCompany1971 The Electric Company]]'': The motivation of the segment's villain, the Spellbinder. Sometimes, it is harmless fun, such as turning custard into red-hot mustard, but too often the Spellbinder got his yuks at turning planes into plants, railroad bridges into ridges and school buses into octopuses, and freeing a hungry, angry lion from his cages and making him go into a rage ... and the victims would be entire classes of children, their teachers and chaperones. So seeing young children suffer and possibly be killed ... all because the Spellbinder might say, "ItAmusedMe!" (Fortunately, the series' protagonist, Letterman, was always there to put a stop to it.)
5th Apr '17 4:13:42 PM jtierney50
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'', Father reveals that he had you freed from Vault 111 not out a sense of [[spoiler:duty to his mother/father]], but mostly because he just wanted to see what happened. When you finally meet him, he's quite impressed.
28th Mar '17 9:08:57 PM Vir
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--->'''Patrick:''' [=SpongeBob=], you can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up. Keep you on your toes.

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--->'''Patrick:''' -->'''Patrick:''' [=SpongeBob=], you can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up. Keep you on your toes.
25th Mar '17 3:51:23 PM bt8257
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They usually believe that VictoryIsBoring, and if they're a PunchClockHero or a PunchClockVillain, they're in it primarily for the entertainment value. They're incredibly dangerous to trust, and even they know it, perhaps noting how foolish the hero is to trust them. In action movies they can be a really awesome fighter, but they won't attack either side unless there's some entertainment value to be had, or if their life is in danger.

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They usually believe that VictoryIsBoring, and if they're a PunchClockHero or a PunchClockVillain, they're in it primarily for the entertainment value. They're incredibly dangerous to trust, and even they know it, perhaps noting how foolish the hero is to trust them. In action movies they can be a really awesome fighter, but they won't attack either side unless there's some entertainment value to be had, or if their life is in danger.
17th Mar '17 5:23:27 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Unlike [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] and Olaf, who have {{Freudian Excuse}}s for their evilness, [[AntiHero Stumpy]] has absolutely no reason to torture and/or annoy people other than for his own amusement.
16th Mar '17 4:05:16 AM Doug86
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* Whereas most incarnations of ComicBook/TheJoker are a For the Evulz 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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* Whereas most incarnations of ComicBook/TheJoker are a For the Evulz 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" ''The Batman'' where he (although still wishing to either destroy Gotham or turn it into madness) will do things "...just for laughs..."



* This is essentially [[Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi Mukrezar]] boiled down into a single sentance. He's not an OmnicidalManiac, he's simply a very bored, imaginative, and creative bastard. Takes on a meta-twist considering he was the player character of the first game.

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* This is essentially [[Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi Mukrezar]] boiled down into a single sentance.sentence. He's not an OmnicidalManiac, he's simply a very bored, imaginative, and creative bastard. Takes on a meta-twist considering he was the player character of the first game.



* In ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', Brox, Grunnel, and As'taris are sadistic practical jokers. Brox's given name is, in fact, “Funny.” (The four would violently disagree with this.) Much of what Brox does is at least partially ForTheLulz. Even Grunnel, who is genuinely fond of the four (at least, they're not his enemies), pulls some fairly nasty shit on them, including making them climb a hundred-foot staircase and not bothering to warn George that Ma'ar is a nympho or of her, um, tendencies during sex.

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* In ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', Brox, Grunnel, and As'taris are sadistic practical jokers. Brox's given name is, in fact, “Funny.” "Funny." (The four would violently disagree with this.) Much of what Brox does is at least partially ForTheLulz. Even Grunnel, who is genuinely fond of the four (at least, they're not his enemies), pulls some fairly nasty shit on them, including making them climb a hundred-foot staircase and not bothering to warn George that Ma'ar is a nympho or of her, um, tendencies during sex.



* On the ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' episode “Shindig”, Mal stands victorious over Atherton Wing whom he has just, through fortunate happenstance, defeated in a duel. Upon being told he must kill him rather than allow him to lie there in defeat, he replies, ”Mercy is the mark of a great man,” then lightly stabs Wing in the abdomen. “Guess I'm just a good man.” He then stabs him again and finishes with, “Well, I'm all right.“ Upon being chastised with, “You didn't have to wound that man.”, Mal quips back, “Yeah, I know, it was just funny.”

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* On the ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode “Shindig”, "Shindig", Mal stands victorious over Atherton Wing whom he has just, through fortunate happenstance, defeated in a duel. Upon being told he must kill him rather than allow him to lie there in defeat, he replies, ”Mercy "Mercy is the mark of a great man,” man," then lightly stabs Wing in the abdomen. “Guess "Guess I'm just a good man." He then stabs him again and finishes with, “Well, "Well, I'm all right." Upon being chastised with, “You "You didn't have to wound that man.”, ", Mal quips back, “Yeah, "Yeah, I know, it was just funny."



* This is basically the whole idea behind Series/AnIdiotAbroad.
-->'''Rick Gervais''': "There's nothing funnier than Karl in a corner, being poked by a stick. I am that stick.”

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* This is basically the whole idea behind Series/AnIdiotAbroad.
''Series/AnIdiotAbroad''.
-->'''Rick Gervais''': "There's nothing funnier than Karl in a corner, being poked by a stick. I am that stick."



-->'''Rothstein:''' Do you know what the moral of this tale is, Mr.Yale?\\

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-->'''Rothstein:''' Do you know what the moral of this tale is, Mr. Yale?\\



* In ''Series/{{Mash}}'', Winchester's motivation for conning Colonel Flagg was part this trope, part irritation at Flagg's attempts to bribe/blackmail him into compliance.

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* In ''Series/{{Mash}}'', ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Winchester's motivation for conning Colonel Flagg was part this trope, part irritation at Flagg's attempts to bribe/blackmail him into compliance.



* In the 2013 musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Mike Teavee gets elevated from the SpoiledBrat of the book to an EnfantTerrible via this trope. The reason he is allowed to play all the video games, etc. he wants because it's the only thing that he enjoys doing that doesn't run the risk of bringing harm upon himself or -- ''far'' more often -- others, and no adult in his life is able to control him otherwise. When he ''isn't'' glued to a screen, he's setting a cat on fire, chlorforming a nurse, stealing a German tank, etc. and according to his mother "the authorities request/That little Mike not leave the house." Instead of simply finding a Golden Ticket in a Wonka Bar, he steals one directly by hacking the Wonka Factory computers -- and it's suggested that he didn't want the prize so much as the thrill of outsmarting Mr. Wonka in this manner. Come the day of the tour, Mike's constant need for quick amusement leads to him deciding to try out the Television Chocolate setup on himself; once he's zapped into {{Cyberspace}} he runs amok there too before he's "retrieved" by the others.

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* In the 2013 musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Mike Teavee gets elevated from the SpoiledBrat of the book to an EnfantTerrible via this trope. The reason he is allowed to play all the video games, etc. he wants because it's the only thing that he enjoys doing that doesn't run the risk of bringing harm upon himself or -- ''far'' more often -- others, and no adult in his life is able to control him otherwise. When he ''isn't'' glued to a screen, he's setting a cat on fire, chlorforming chloroforming a nurse, stealing a German tank, etc. and according to his mother "the authorities request/That little Mike not leave the house." Instead of simply finding a Golden Ticket in a Wonka Bar, he steals one directly by hacking the Wonka Factory computers -- and it's suggested that he didn't want the prize so much as the thrill of outsmarting Mr. Wonka in this manner. Come the day of the tour, Mike's constant need for quick amusement leads to him deciding to try out the Television Chocolate setup on himself; once he's zapped into {{Cyberspace}} he runs amok there too before he's "retrieved" by the others.
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