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3rd Nov '17 3:40:56 PM Kitchen90
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* As usual for the character, this is [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne's]] public persona in the DCExtendedUniverse. When he goes to [[Comicbook/LexLuthor Lex's]] charity gala in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', he plays the [[TheAlcoholic druken playboy]] to the hilt, especially when being interviewed by [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]].

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* As usual for the character, this is [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne's]] public persona in the DCExtendedUniverse. When he goes to [[Comicbook/LexLuthor Lex's]] charity gala in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', he plays the [[TheAlcoholic druken drunken playboy]] to the hilt, especially when being interviewed by [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]].
3rd Nov '17 3:40:28 PM Kitchen90
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* ''Film/DontLoseYourHead'', based on ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel'', has Sir Rodney (The Black Fingernail/Scarlet Pimpernel {{Expy}}) and Lord Darcy, who hear of the news of [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French aristocrats being executed]] and decide to rescue them. Before that, they were rich men in a fancy mansion in the countryside that spent their spare time womanizing, having fancy parties, and fishing with beautiful women.
2nd Nov '17 5:17:46 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'' -- Don Diego de la Vega acts like a nebbishy bookworm and [[TheDandy dandy]] and to deflect suspicion that he is the titular vigilante.

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* ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'' -- Don Diego de la Vega acts like a nebbishy bookworm and [[TheDandy dandy]] and to deflect suspicion that he is the titular vigilante.



* William Kraft in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' is this when first introduced. To the world he appears as a well-off harmless eccentric; actually, he is the leader of the revolution against the corrupt regime.

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* William Kraft in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' is this when first introduced. To the world world, he appears as a well-off harmless eccentric; actually, he is the leader of the revolution against the corrupt regime.



** Spencer Troy's daughter, Diedre Troy, is also a Rich Idiot With No Day Job. While secretly fighting crime alongside her father at night as Minx, during the day she does a remarkable imitation of the Paris Hilton/Lindsay Lohan party-girl lifestyle.

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** Spencer Troy's daughter, Diedre Dierdre Troy, is also a Rich Idiot With No Day Job. While secretly fighting crime alongside her father at night as Minx, during the day she does a remarkable imitation of the Paris Hilton/Lindsay Lohan party-girl lifestyle.



* Larryboy both plays this straight or averts this, depending on the series. In the standard ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' episodes, he is never shown with a job. In the ''WesternAnimation/LarryBoyTheCartoonAdventures'' spinoff, he's still a billionare, however, he works as a janitor at the Daily Bumble, the town's newspaper. According to Archie, his butler, this is so he can "keep his finger on the pulse of Bumblyburg". Why janitor? It was the only job he was qualified for. It's implied that Larry then has ''two'' secret identities, having to hide the Rich Idiot side from those who know him as a janitor.

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* Larryboy both plays this straight or averts this, depending on the series. In the standard ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' episodes, he is never shown with a job. In the ''WesternAnimation/LarryBoyTheCartoonAdventures'' spinoff, he's still a billionare, billionaire, however, he works as a janitor at the Daily Bumble, the town's newspaper. According to Archie, his butler, this is so he can "keep his finger on the pulse of Bumblyburg". Why janitor? It was the only job he was qualified for. It's implied that Larry then has ''two'' secret identities, having to hide the Rich Idiot side from those who know him as a janitor.
2nd Nov '17 4:43:49 PM PaulA
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** Of course, that he constantly skips class in order to con money out of the rich and powerful by preying on their arrogance ''is'' the reason people think that he's lazy, (along with his great distaste for having to commit to physical labour) as he's quite clearly capable and willing to go to absurd lengths to manipulate events for his own whims, from world conquest to helping a little bird with a broken wing.

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** Of course, that That he constantly skips class in order to con money out of the rich and powerful by preying on their arrogance ''is'' the reason people think that he's lazy, (along with his great distaste for having to commit to physical labour) as he's quite clearly capable and willing to go to absurd lengths to manipulate events for his own whims, from world conquest to helping a little bird with a broken wing.



* Invoked in one half-issue of ''ComicBook/TheFlash'', when the second Trickster speculates that his SecretIdentity is one of these--"I can tell he's one of those pretty boys under that mask. Probably has jet black hair. Dozens of girlfriends. Bet he lives in a mansion somewhere, too." He happens to be completely wrong, since the Flash at this point is a redheaded, HappilyMarried police mechanic. Doubled as a MythologyGag regarding Bruce Wayne, of course.

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* Invoked in one half-issue of ''ComicBook/TheFlash'', when the second Trickster speculates that his SecretIdentity is one of these--"I can tell he's one of those pretty boys under that mask. Probably has jet black hair. Dozens of girlfriends. Bet he lives in a mansion somewhere, too." He happens to be completely wrong, since the Flash at this point is a redheaded, HappilyMarried police mechanic. Doubled as a MythologyGag regarding Bruce Wayne, of course.Wayne.



* William Kraft in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' is this when first introduced. To the world he appears as a well-off harmless eccentric; actually, of course, he is the leader of the revolution against the corrupt regime.

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* William Kraft in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' is this when first introduced. To the world he appears as a well-off harmless eccentric; actually, of course, he is the leader of the revolution against the corrupt regime.



** Haedrak III, the Tethyrian throne's last heir who participated in a war, has a RightfulKingReturns celebration... and that's about it. Yet another useless lordling dabbling in magic and absent-mindedly playing with his familiar instead of listening to the serious discussions. ''H''aedrak ''E''rrilam ''A''lemander ''O''losar ''L''horik was also previously known as "[[RealNameAsAnAlias Lhaeo]]". Remember that ObstructiveBureaucrat with PhotographicMemory who for more than twenty years was the Old Mage's assistant, SeenItAll and survived to never tell about it? So, he was also an apprentice (and Elminster developed a handful of spells personally for him), knows almost all the important people on the continent and lots of ''very'' exclusive secrets. After crowning Haedrak proved to be an investigator good enough to let ''Khelben'' (having half of the Harpers to spy on his behalf) know some things happening in Blackstaff's own city. Of course, he didn't stop working with Harpers just because he doesn't serve one of their founders anymore.

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** Haedrak III, the Tethyrian throne's last heir who participated in a war, has a RightfulKingReturns celebration... and that's about it. Yet another useless lordling dabbling in magic and absent-mindedly playing with his familiar instead of listening to the serious discussions. ''H''aedrak ''E''rrilam ''A''lemander ''O''losar ''L''horik was also previously known as "[[RealNameAsAnAlias Lhaeo]]". Remember that ObstructiveBureaucrat with PhotographicMemory who for more than twenty years was the Old Mage's assistant, SeenItAll and survived to never tell about it? So, he was also an apprentice (and Elminster developed a handful of spells personally for him), knows almost all the important people on the continent and lots of ''very'' exclusive secrets. After crowning Haedrak proved to be an investigator good enough to let ''Khelben'' (having half of the Harpers to spy on his behalf) know some things happening in Blackstaff's own city. Of course, he He didn't stop working with Harpers just because he doesn't serve one of their founders anymore.
2nd Nov '17 8:11:59 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* William Kraft in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' is this when first introduced. To the world he appears as a well-off harmless eccentric; actually, of course, he is the leader of the revolution against the corrupt regime.
8th Oct '17 6:51:12 AM nielas
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** Played straight on ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' beginning in Season 4, when Bruce takes on a "spoiled billionaire brat throwing money around" persona to bid on an ancient knife he suspects Ra's al Ghul has been trying to acquire. Alfred lampshaded that this is ''exactly'' the sort of disgraceful attitude Bruce's parents had been determined to ensure their son ''not'' develop.

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** Played straight on ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' beginning in Season 4, when Bruce takes on a "spoiled billionaire brat throwing money around" persona to bid on an ancient knife he suspects Ra's al Ghul has been trying to acquire. Alfred lampshaded was the one to suggest this as one of the many masks Bruce will have to wear if he insists in continuing to work as a vigilante. His main regret id that this is ''exactly'' the sort of disgraceful attitude Bruce's parents had been determined to ensure their son ''not'' develop.
6th Oct '17 8:57:37 AM Sharlee
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** Played straight on ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' beginning in Season 4, when Bruce takes on a "spoiled billionaire brat throwing money around" persona to bid on an ancient knife he suspects Ra's al Ghul has been trying to acquire. Alfred lampshaded that this is ''exactly'' the sort of disgraceful attitude Bruce's parents had been determined to ensure their son ''not'' develop.
3rd Sep '17 7:56:09 PM PaulA
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** On the other hand, Morn can afford to spend his days at Quark's bar because he has a small fortune of latinum in his second stomach.
2nd Sep '17 3:36:25 AM StarTropes
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** On the other hand, Morn can afford to spend his days at Quark's bar because he has a small fortune of latinum in his second stomach.
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