History Main / KarmicTrickster

26th Dec '16 11:11:15 AM Goldfritha
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[[ObfuscatingStupidity May masquerade]] as TheFool, or vice versa; whether silly or wise, he will always display HiddenDepths (if only a knack for {{comedy}} and SimplemindedWisdom) whom the audience may laugh at. This is not always true of other [[TricksterArchetype Tricksters]] in general, who are sometimes cast as {{cloud cuckoolander}}s, irrepressible [[ScrewySquirrel agents of chaos]], lesser [[LoveableRogue chaos-bringers]] who are constantly being [[AnAesop taught a lesson]] themselves, or cosmic {{butt monkey}}s. Such traits rarely apply here.

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[[ObfuscatingStupidity May masquerade]] as TheFool, or vice versa; whether silly or wise, he will always display HiddenDepths (if only a knack for {{comedy}} and SimplemindedWisdom) whom the audience may laugh at. This is not always true of other [[TricksterArchetype Tricksters]] in general, who are sometimes cast as {{cloud cuckoolander}}s, irrepressible [[ScrewySquirrel agents of chaos]], lesser [[LoveableRogue chaos-bringers]] who are constantly being [[AnAesop taught a lesson]] themselves, or cosmic {{butt monkey}}s. Such traits rarely apply here.
here. Indeed, the Karmic Trickster is the least vulnerable to HoistByHisOwnPetard or to CounterZany (which he can often turn to ZanySchemeChicken).
8th Nov '16 5:09:57 PM oneuglybunny
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* The Creator/TheMarxBrothers, making it OlderThanTheyThink. Groucho's line "Then it's war!" from ''Film/DuckSoup'' might be the inspiration for Bugs Bunny's similar line. In the film there was, in fact, a literal war. Complete with footage from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.

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* The Creator/TheMarxBrothers, making it OlderThanTheyThink. Groucho's line "Then it's war!" from ''Film/DuckSoup'' might be is the inspiration for Bugs Bunny's similar line. In the BattleCry. The film there was, in fact, includes a literal war. Complete with war, splicing in footage from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
6th Sep '16 9:28:23 AM AFreakyDude
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* Eric Cartman in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants". The visual style imitates WesternAnimation/BugsBunny wartime short films. Cartman also qualifies as a (very dark) Karmic Trickster in "Scott Tenorman Must Die!" -- perhaps as a kind of one-upsmanship of Scott Tenorman, who himself is also a Trickster.

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* Eric Cartman in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants". The visual style imitates WesternAnimation/BugsBunny wartime short films. Cartman also qualifies as a (very dark) ([[IAteWhat very dark]]) Karmic Trickster in "Scott Tenorman Must Die!" -- perhaps as a kind of one-upsmanship of Scott Tenorman, who himself is also a Trickster.
23rd Aug '16 6:53:02 PM PKMN37
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A {{Trickster}} who specializes in unstuffing stuffed shirts, deflating puffed-up egos, trivializing the self-important, and confusing know-it-alls. The Karmic Trickster is normally harmless, even friendly, if left unmolested. Once his dignity is dented or his person threatened, however, it's no holds barred -- the target is in for humiliation, embarrassment and bewilderment. Any tactic is fair game as long as it does not cause actual physical harm to the target. Only when the target has surrendered does the Karmic Trickster conclude his vengeance.

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A {{Trickster}} who specializes in unstuffing stuffed shirts, deflating puffed-up egos, trivializing the self-important, and confusing know-it-alls. The Karmic Trickster is normally harmless, even friendly, if left unmolested.alone. Once his dignity is dented or his person threatened, however, it's no holds barred -- the target is in for humiliation, embarrassment and bewilderment. Any tactic is fair game as long as it does not cause actual physical harm to the target. Only when the target has surrendered does the Karmic Trickster conclude his vengeance.
2nd Aug '16 5:29:25 PM Luigifan
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* Lindsay Dawn and her daughter Leila in the roleplays of ''WebComic/WhiteDarkLife'' are both this crossed with BullyHunter, constantly playing pranks on bullies and bad guys to take them down a peg and protect the innocent from harmful shenanigans. Said pranks very frequently involve [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]] and other forms of property damage (they've leveled Bowser's Castle several times), but Lindsay and Leila both go out of their way to avoid actually hurting anyone except when inevitable (as [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Corneria]] [[AssShove once learned the hard way]]).



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** Tweety is another example. He's content to sing and swing in his cage until Sylvester start trying to eat him, and then retaliation comes.

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** Tweety is another example. He's content to sing and swing in his cage until Sylvester start starts trying to eat him, and then retaliation comes.
16th Jun '16 12:41:07 AM Mandos
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* In the BBC Sitcom ''Series/WaitingForGod'' this would be Diana Trent, most often deflating Harvey "The Idiot" Baynes in the midst of one of his schemes to defraud or otherwise suppress the tenets of Bayview.

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* In the BBC Sitcom ''Series/WaitingForGod'' this would be Diana Trent, most often deflating Harvey "The Idiot" Baynes in the midst of one of his schemes to defraud or otherwise suppress the tenets tenants of Bayview.
2nd Jun '16 12:13:59 AM Doug86
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* The Creator/TheMarxBrothers, making it OlderThanTheyThink. Groucho's line "Then it's war!" from ''Film/DuckSoup'' might be the inspiration for Bugs Bunny's similar line. In the film there was, in fact, a literal war. Complete with footage from WorldWarOne.

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* The Creator/TheMarxBrothers, making it OlderThanTheyThink. Groucho's line "Then it's war!" from ''Film/DuckSoup'' might be the inspiration for Bugs Bunny's similar line. In the film there was, in fact, a literal war. Complete with footage from WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
25th Dec '15 5:44:07 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:335:[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bugsandelmer_5493.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:335:Perhaps the most obvious example]]

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[[quoteright:335:[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes [[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bugsandelmer_5493.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bugsandelmer.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:335:Perhaps [[caption-width-right:350:Perhaps the most obvious example]]
19th Nov '15 11:07:34 PM Rococospade
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* Oddly enough (or maybe not, considering the duality obsession), Tezcatlipoca of AztecMythology. While masquerading as a merchant he was sent to war commanding a legion of dwarves in a Uriahgambit by a local king. The king figured the dwarves would see the enemy soldiers and flee, leaving their leader to die. Tezcatlipoca instead gave them a Rousingspeech that resulted in them coming home victorious. The King had to name him as a war hero.

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* Oddly enough (or maybe not, considering the duality obsession), Tezcatlipoca of AztecMythology. While masquerading as a merchant he was sent to war commanding a legion of dwarves in a Uriahgambit UriahGambit by a local king. The king figured the dwarves would see the enemy soldiers and flee, leaving their leader to die. Tezcatlipoca instead gave them a Rousingspeech RousingSpeech that resulted in them coming fighting at his side and returning home victorious. The King had to name him as a war hero.
19th Nov '15 11:05:51 PM Rococospade
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* Oddly enough (or maybe not, considering the duality obsession), Tezcatlipoca of AztecMythology. While masquerading as a merchant he was sent to war commanding a legion of dwarves in a Uriahgambit by a local king. The king figured the dwarves would see the and flee, leaving their leader to die. Tezcatlipoca instead gave them a Rousingspeech that resulted in them coming home victorious. The Kinghad to name him as a war hero.

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* Oddly enough (or maybe not, considering the duality obsession), Tezcatlipoca of AztecMythology. While masquerading as a merchant he was sent to war commanding a legion of dwarves in a Uriahgambit by a local king. The king figured the dwarves would see the enemy soldiers and flee, leaving their leader to die. Tezcatlipoca instead gave them a Rousingspeech that resulted in them coming home victorious. The Kinghad King had to name him as a war hero.
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