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18th Aug '16 7:45:55 AM Vir
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* Patrick from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is usually just a friendly FatIdiot. However, in "The Card" he's hinted to be willingly acting stupid just to see how [=SpongeBob=] reacts to it.

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* Patrick from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is usually just a friendly FatIdiot. However, in "The Card" he's hinted to be [[ObfuscatingStupidity willingly acting stupid stupid]] just to see how [=SpongeBob=] reacts to it.
18th Aug '16 7:44:57 AM Vir
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* Patrick from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is usually just a friendly FatIdiot. However, in ''The Card'' he's hinted to be willingly acting stupid just to see how SpongeBob reacts to it.
--->'''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 from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is usually just a friendly FatIdiot. However, in ''The Card'' "The Card" he's hinted to be willingly acting stupid just to see how SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] reacts to it.
--->'''Patrick:''' SpongeBob, [=SpongeBob=], you can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up. Keep you on your toes.
5th Aug '16 11:25:48 PM LBHills
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->'''Raven:''' Great Bird Spirit! Why? Why did you lead us into this death trap?\\
'''Bird Spirit:''' No particular reason. I thought itd be funny.
-->-- ''[[ComicBook/{{Fables}} Jack of Fables]]''

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->'''Raven:''' Great Bird Spirit! Why? Why did you lead us into this death trap?\\
'''Bird Spirit:''' No particular reason. I thought itd
-> '''Puck:''' Then will two at once woo one / That must needs be funny.
sport alone.\\
And those things do best please me / That befall preposterously.
-->-- ''[[ComicBook/{{Fables}} Jack of Fables]]''
''AMidsummerNightsDream,'' Act III, Scene 2.
3rd Jul '16 7:28:41 PM nombretomado
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* From ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', Brutaka and Botar are two high-ranking [[TheOrder Order of Mata Nui]] members capable of teleportation and seem to have a twisted sense of humor when it comes to the [[{{Kaiju}} Tahtorak]] and large cities. At different points, both of them have teleported the beast into densely populated areas out of fun: Brutaka into Metru Nui, the universe's most important city, and Botar onto Xia, an industrial capital. This would make sense for Brutaka, seeing as he eventually [[FaceHeelTurn succumbed to evil]], but Botar was something of a religious fanatic, crazily devoted to "the will of Mata Nui".

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* From ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', Brutaka and Botar are two high-ranking [[TheOrder Order of Mata Nui]] members capable of teleportation and seem to have a twisted sense of humor when it comes to the [[{{Kaiju}} Tahtorak]] and large cities. At different points, both of them have teleported the beast into densely populated areas out of fun: Brutaka into Metru Nui, the universe's most important city, and Botar onto Xia, an industrial capital. This would make sense for Brutaka, seeing as he eventually [[FaceHeelTurn succumbed to evil]], but Botar was something of a religious fanatic, crazily devoted to "the will of Mata Nui".
25th Jun '16 9:22:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BaldursGate'' Firkraag explains his motive for messing with you as amusement and curiosity, although he also admits to having a grudge against your guardian. When you track him down [[spoiler: and discover he's an enormous red dragon]] he'll just let you go unless you insist on fighting him.

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* In ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' Firkraag explains his motive for messing with you as amusement and curiosity, although he also admits to having a grudge against your guardian. When you track him down [[spoiler: and discover he's an enormous red dragon]] he'll just let you go unless you insist on fighting him.
19th Jun '16 4:26:23 PM bt8257
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This is the motivation of an amoral character seeking... well, amusement. It's not that they enjoy being good or evil--they may not know or care about the difference--but they do whatever they feel like without regard for others. They don't need a motivation or justification for doing anything beyond the amusement of the act itself. As a result they almost inevitably do things that are dickish, maybe even cruel, but generally not ''outright'' evil. This same character will lead you into a trap, fight you to the death...and then stop on the brink of killing you to laugh and say "Are you all right?" They won't kill the hero, because they find their attempts to save the day amusing, or are intrigued by the sheer selflessness of their thinking. They may help the hero, they may help the villain, they may do both at once or screw over both at once. They are rarely if ever a driving force behind a story, but they nonetheless play a significant role. And why do they do all this? Why do they [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor switch sides so often]]? Why are they [[TheDragon working below]] the BigBad when they're [[DragonWithAnAgenda just as powerful and intelligent as they are]], [[HypercompetentSidekick if not more?]] Why did they [[FauxYay make out with the hero]] [[IncompatibleOrientation of the same gender]]?

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This is the motivation of an amoral character seeking... well, amusement. It's not that they enjoy being good or evil--they may not know or care about the difference--but they do whatever they feel like without regard for others. They don't need a motivation or justification for doing anything beyond the amusement of the act itself. As a result they almost inevitably do things that are dickish, maybe even cruel, but generally not ''outright'' evil. This same character will lead you into a trap, fight you to the death...and then stop on the brink of killing you to laugh and say "Are you all right?" They won't kill the hero, because they find their attempts to save the day amusing, or are intrigued by the sheer selflessness of their thinking. They may help the hero, they may help the villain, they may do both at once or screw over both at once. They are rarely if ever a driving force behind a story, but they nonetheless play a significant role. And why do they do all this? Why do they [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor switch sides so often]]? Why are they [[TheDragon working below]] the BigBad when they're [[DragonWithAnAgenda just as powerful and intelligent as they are]], [[HypercompetentSidekick [[HyperCompetentSidekick if not more?]] Why did they [[FauxYay make out with the hero]] [[IncompatibleOrientation of the same gender]]?
3rd Jun '16 1:42:02 PM Qrow
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* The King of Superviallains, The Dark is sometimes prone to this in ''Literature/{{Brennus}}''. His daughter Gloom Glimmer claims the reason the old system for classifying superpowers was so confusing, was because he used his powers to sneak into the meeting of scientists creating it and telepathicaly screw with their heads. The reason? [[{{Troll}} He was bored]]. Later in the story, when [[TheDragon Wyrm]] questions [[spoiler: why he didn't cut ties with Mindstar after discovering someone had altered her and Basil's memories of their lives before living in New Lennston]] he responds with: "And ruin the suspense? This is the most interesting thing to happen in years!" Cue FacePalm from Wyrm.

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* The King of Superviallains, Super villains, The Dark is sometimes prone to this in ''Literature/{{Brennus}}''. His daughter Gloom Glimmer claims the reason the old system for classifying superpowers was so confusing, was because he used his powers to sneak into the meeting of scientists creating it and telepathicaly screw with their heads. The reason? [[{{Troll}} He was bored]]. Later in the story, when [[TheDragon Wyrm]] questions [[spoiler: why he didn't cut ties with Mindstar [[TheDarkChick Mindstar]] after discovering someone had altered her and Basil's [[TheHero Basil's]] [[FakeMemories memories of their lives lives]] before living in New Lennston]] he responds with: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "And ruin the suspense? This is the most interesting thing to happen in years!" years!"]] Cue FacePalm from Wyrm.
18th May '16 5:48:32 PM BGFU
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* Patrick from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is usually just a friendly FatIdiot. However, in ''The Card'' he's hinted to be willingly acting stupid just to see how SpongeBob reacts to it.
--->'''Patrick:''' SpongeBob, you can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up. Keep you on your toes.
7th May '16 12:13:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' had an episode where George and Angie find old love letters that said bad things about them. It turns out they were forged by [[spoiler: Benny]] because she was bored.

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* ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' had an episode where George and Angie find old love letters that said bad things about them. It turns out they were forged by [[spoiler: Benny]] because she was bored.
4th May '16 1:45:31 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'': Bernkastel. And all the other witches for that matter.

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'': ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'': Bernkastel. And all the other witches for that matter.
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