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8th Aug '17 9:32:14 PM ZootyCutie94
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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 ''Cartoon Adventures of Larry-Boy'' 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 ''Cartoon Adventures of Larry-Boy'' ''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.
4th Aug '17 11:51:32 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''Literature/Honorverse'', Aivars Terekhov's brother-in-law Charlie O'Daley is a classic version, being outwardly an UpperClassTwit playing at a diplomat with a OneHourWorkWeek, but is actually [[spoiler: a Special Intelligence Service's finest counterintelligence field agent]].

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* In ''Literature/Honorverse'', ''Literature/{{Honorverse}}'', Aivars Terekhov's brother-in-law Charlie O'Daley is a classic version, being outwardly an UpperClassTwit playing at a diplomat with a OneHourWorkWeek, but is actually [[spoiler: a Special Intelligence Service's finest counterintelligence field agent]].
18th Jun '17 8:42:32 AM PeaceAndLove
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'''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]]... who knows, Master Wayne? You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident.

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'''Bruce Wayne:''' '''Bruce:''' I'm not learning polo, Alfred.\\
'''Alfred Pennyworth:''' '''Alfred:''' 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:''' '''Bruce:''' And what does someone like ''me'' do?\\
'''Alfred Pennyworth:''' '''Alfred:''' Drive sports cars, date movie stars, buy things [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney that are not for sale]]... who knows, Master Wayne? You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident.
5th Jun '17 2:05:37 PM ectostar
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'''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.\\

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'''Alfred Pennyworth:''' If those are to be the first of many injuries to come, it would be wise to find [[CutHimselfShaving a suitable excuse.]] excuse]]. Polo, for instance.\\



'''Alfred Pennyworth:''' Drive sports cars, date movie stars, buy things [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney that are not for sale...]] who knows, Master Wayne? You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident.

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'''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.



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* DC's recent reinvention of the old ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' character The Web is one of these. The twist is that he's actually an inversion- whereas Batman is a grim vigilante who fakes being a feckless playboy, The Web is a feckless playboy who took up vigilanteism as a hobby. [[DeathByOriginStory Then criminals killed his brother.]] In contrast, the original 1940s version was a college professor/criminologist who moonlighted as a vigilante, and the 60s version was a HenpeckedHusband who had to sneak around his wife to fight crime. So more of a "comfortably well off intellectual with a job that leaves him plenty of free time" than this trope.

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* DC's recent reinvention of the old ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' character The Web is one of these. The twist is that he's actually an inversion- whereas Batman is a grim vigilante who fakes being a feckless playboy, The Web is a feckless playboy who took up vigilanteism as a hobby. [[DeathByOriginStory Then criminals killed his brother.]] brother]]. In contrast, the original 1940s version was a college professor/criminologist who moonlighted as a vigilante, and the 60s version was a HenpeckedHusband who had to sneak around his wife to fight crime. So more of a "comfortably well off intellectual with a job that leaves him plenty of free time" than this trope.






** Kabuto himself, Souji Tendou, also spends the first half of the series as this trope (Minus the idiot part, he never so much as pretends to be stupid), [[InsufferableGenius though he'll obtain high-level positions relevant to finding the week's worm and quit them after it's been dispatched,]] so he flip-flops.

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** Kabuto himself, Souji Tendou, also spends the first half of the series as this trope (Minus the idiot part, he never so much as pretends to be stupid), [[InsufferableGenius though he'll obtain high-level positions relevant to finding the week's worm and quit them after it's been dispatched,]] dispatched]], so he flip-flops.



* In ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'', Xander Crews has a secret identity as Awesome X. He has no super powers other than his small army of mercenaries. This is mocked by others, as "your super power is management". Awesome X did kill every villain, but he is hardly heroic as he is a total dick. [[UpperClassTwit He's also not all that good at management.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'', Xander Crews has a secret identity as Awesome X. He has no super powers other than his small army of mercenaries. This is mocked by others, as "your super power is management". Awesome X did kill every villain, but he is hardly heroic as he is a total dick. [[UpperClassTwit He's also not all that good at management.]]management]].



2nd Jun '17 5:52:33 PM Khathi
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* In ''Literature/Honorverse'', Aivars Terekhov's brother-in-law Charlie O'Daley is a classic version, being outwardly an UpperClassTwit playing at a diplomat with a OneHourWorkWeek, but is actually [[spoiler: a Special Intelligence Service's finest counterintelligence field agent]].
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.
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