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27th Dec '15 8:45:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Psych}}'''s Shawn Spencer has no apparent respect for anyone or anything as he brazenly lies to the police. Considering that the lie started as a way to get out of jail time for ''solving'' half a dozen open cases from his armchair, it's little wonder. Shawn ''does'' respect the sanctity of life. When it comes down to it, he'll never let a ''violent'' criminal get away, although he's not above making light of their acts.
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* ''{{Psych}}'''s ''Series/{{Psych}}'''s Shawn Spencer has no apparent respect for anyone or anything as he brazenly lies to the police. Considering that the lie started as a way to get out of jail time for ''solving'' half a dozen open cases from his armchair, it's little wonder. Shawn ''does'' respect the sanctity of life. When it comes down to it, he'll never let a ''violent'' criminal get away, although he's not above making light of their acts.
24th Dec '15 4:09:16 PM SgtFrog1
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* Eugene Krabs from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is a surprisingly mild example, considering his '''''EXTREME''''' MoneyFetish.
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* Eugene Krabs from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is a surprisingly mild example, considering his '''''EXTREME''''' MoneyFetish. It helps that Spongebob is quite possibly the best frycook under the sea, and the Krusty Krab has a loyal clientele that Krabs would be stupid to cheat...at least, blatantly cheat. Doesn't stop him from charging customers a dollar [[ProducePelting a tomato to throw]] at Squidward's ill-fated interpretive dance show.
21st Oct '15 12:32:45 PM FF32
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* The relic-seller above is probably an [[{{Expy}} expy]] of the Pardoner from ''TheCanterburyTales'', only with a SympatheticPOV.
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* The relic-seller above is probably an [[{{Expy}} expy]] of the Pardoner from ''TheCanterburyTales'', ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'', only with a SympatheticPOV.
13th Oct '15 2:47:38 PM Moko-tan
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* Kuroji Shitodo from the ShootEmUp game LenEn. [[AmbiguousGender Them]] doesn't feel remorse for exploiting peoples greed and short sightedness, but actually does that to get money for their irresponsible younger siblings.
11th Oct '15 8:21:29 PM MrSquibbon
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Categories weren't in alphabetical order. Fixed.
[[folder:Comic Books]] * Oddly averted in ''Barnum! In Secret Service to Tte USA'': P.T. Barnum here may be a bit of a flim-flammer, but he gets most of his joy from entertaining the crowd rather than conning them * Phoncible P. ("Phoney") ComicBook/{{Bone}}. * ComicBook/TomPoes: Joris Goedbloed, a [[CunningLikeAFox cunning fox]] who also appears in Marten Toonder's other comic book series ''Panda''. * ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}: The scoundrel Jef Patat tricks Urbanus and other villagers often. By the time they understand what has happened it's usually too late. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Comic Books]] * Oddly averted in ''Barnum! In Secret Service to Tte USA'': P.T. Barnum here may be a bit of a flim-flammer, but he gets most of his joy from entertaining the crowd rather than conning them * Phoncible P. ("Phoney") ComicBook/{{Bone}}. * ComicBook/TomPoes: Joris Goedbloed, a [[CunningLikeAFox cunning fox]] who also appears in Marten Toonder's other comic book series ''Panda''. * ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}: The scoundrel Jef Patat tricks Urbanus and other villagers often. By the time they understand what has happened it's usually too late. [[/folder]]
11th Oct '15 3:45:45 AM eroock
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->''There's a sucker born every minute.''
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->''There's ->''"There's a sucker born every minute.''"''
10th Oct '15 12:56:42 PM R1ck
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Not an example
* Many, ''many'' politicians are seen as this. In the Philippines, for example, practically all of elected government thrives on the whims of tragically ill-informed and uneducated voters, providing them BreadAndCircuses in exchange for constant reelection (if not for an individual politician then for his or her relatives [[HereditaryRepublic invariably occupying similar offices]]). It's entirely possible that a Barnum-like attitude to poverty, graft and corruption allows these politicians to sleep soundly at night despite all their crimes. Even worse, the rare gems of honest and/or competent officials in Philippine politics often toil on unappreciated and ignored—at least until [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth they die]].
6th Oct '15 3:42:24 PM Moko-tan
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* Kuroji Shitodo from the ShootEmUp game LenEn. [[AmbiguousGender Them]] doesn't feel remorse for exploiting peoples greed and short sightedness, but actually does that to get money for their irresponsible younger siblings.
6th Oct '15 3:40:36 PM Moko-tan
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* Kuroji Shitodo from the ShootEmUp game LenEn. [[AmbiguousGender Them]] doesn't feel remorse for exploiting peoples greed and short sightedness, but actually does that to get money for their irresponsible younger siblings.
13th Sep '15 11:25:22 AM Vir
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* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'': [[LouisCypher Doc Scratch]], although he sees it as a point of {{pride}} to manipulate everyone [[WillNotTellALie without ever telling a lie.]]
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* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[LouisCypher Doc Scratch]], although he sees it as a point of {{pride}} to manipulate everyone [[WillNotTellALie without ever telling a lie.]]

* Eugene Krabs from ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' is a surprisingly mild example, considering his '''''EXTREME''''' MoneyFetish.
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* Eugene Krabs from ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is a surprisingly mild example, considering his '''''EXTREME''''' MoneyFetish.
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