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17th May '17 3:52:50 AM LtFedora
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'''Alfred Pennyworth:'''' Strange injuries, a non-existent social life. These things beg the question as to "What exactly does Bruce Wayne do with his time and his money?"\\

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'''Alfred Pennyworth:'''' Pennyworth:''' Strange injuries, a non-existent social life. These things beg the question as to "What exactly does Bruce Wayne do with his time and his money?"\\
15th May '17 8:24:55 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/IronFist2017'': In "Felling Tree with Roots," Madame Gao makes an offer for Danny Rand to stay with Rand Enterprises and reap all the rewards of this trope, like buying a yacht or eating in fancy restaurants with his friends [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure Colleen Wing and Claire Temple]], all while Gao and the Hand continue using Rand's resources for their goals.
15th May '17 8:22:24 AM dmcreif
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->'''Bruce Wayne:''' And what does someone like ''me'' do?\\
'''Alfred Pennyworth:''' Drive sports cars, date movie stars, buy things [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney that are not for sale]].

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->'''Bruce Wayne:''' Theatricality and deception are powerful weapons, Alfred. It's a good start.\\
'''Alfred Pennyworth:''' If those are to be the first of many injuries to come, it would be wise to find [[CutHimselfShaving a suitable excuse.]] Polo, for instance.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' I'm not learning polo, Alfred.\\
'''Alfred Pennyworth:'''' Strange injuries, a non-existent social life. These things beg the question as to "What exactly does Bruce Wayne do with his time and his money?"\\
'''Bruce
Wayne:''' And what does someone like ''me'' do?\\
'''Alfred Pennyworth:''' Drive sports cars, date movie stars, buy things [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney that are not for sale]].sale...]] who knows, Master Wayne? You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident.
28th Apr '17 11:34:40 PM Vios
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Drowntown}}'', Vincent Drakenberg has a public image of a playboy, but he's actually quite heavily involved in the affairs of his family's MegaCorp as a kind of hitman, rather than a businessman.
14th Mar '17 8:18:30 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': While not actually one - he is always fighting on the front line and is a competent battlefield commander - Adolin is considered one by most of the Alethi upper crust, who make it clear that they think he is an arrogant fop. At least, up until the point where he thoroughly beats their asses in duels.
19th Feb '17 10:51:42 AM upupandaway42
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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]].
--> '''Bruce''': Oh, my foundation's already issued a statement in support of, uh, books... (after being [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted]] by [[Comicbook/WonderWoman Diana]]) Wow. Pretty girl, bad habit. Don't quote me, alright?...
13th Feb '17 3:06:19 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Franchise/{{Zorro}} - Don Diego de la Vega acts like a nebbishy bookworm to deflect suspicion that he is the titular vigilante.

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* Franchise/{{Zorro}} - ''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.
14th Dec '16 10:14:44 AM PixelKnight
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** Creator/AlanMoore gave Dan Dreiberg, aka Nite Owl, this background, and the [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys expensive toys]] that go with it. Although in contrast to the more usual ObfuscatingStupidity, his cover is that he's a harmless ''intellectual''. Played with in that, as a crimefighter, Nite Owl is decisive and confident, while Dan Dreiberg is nervous and impotent. (contrast with Rorschach, who is ''poor'' and a ''lunatic'', with no day job).

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** Creator/AlanMoore gave Dan Dreiberg, aka Nite Owl, this background, and the [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys expensive toys]] that go with it. Although in contrast to the more usual ObfuscatingStupidity, his cover is that he's a harmless ''intellectual''. Played with in that, as a crimefighter, Nite Owl is decisive and confident, while Dan Dreiberg is nervous and impotent. (contrast with Rorschach, who is ''poor'' and a ''lunatic'', with no day job).Poor Lunatic With No Day Job).
8th Dec '16 9:31:25 PM PaulA
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* Played straight in the TV-movie TheScarletPimpernel, and heavy emphasis is placed on the fact that it's very important his enemies don't see through the hero's cover.
-->'''Sir Percy:''' He came here tonight looking for the Scarlet Pimpernel. Let us pray he found a fool.

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* Played straight in the TV-movie TheScarletPimpernel, ''Film/{{The Scarlet Pimpernel|1982}}'', and heavy emphasis is placed on the fact that it's very important his enemies don't see through the hero's cover.
-->'''Sir Percy:''' He came here tonight was looking for the Scarlet Pimpernel. Let us I pray he found a fool.
8th Dec '16 9:00:30 AM Taskmaster123
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--'''Sir Percy''': He came here tonight looking for the Scarlet Pimpernel. Let us pray he found a fool.

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--'''Sir Percy''': -->'''Sir Percy:''' He came here tonight looking for the Scarlet Pimpernel. Let us pray he found a fool.
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