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27th Mar '17 2:18:52 AM Adept
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* Karura in ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' thoroughly enjoys messing with Touka's head. Not that that's [[TheDitz very difficult.]] Also Hakuoro, but she's nice enough to everyone else.

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* Karura in ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'' thoroughly enjoys messing with Touka's head. Not that that's [[TheDitz very difficult.]] Also Hakuoro, but she's nice enough to everyone else.
13th Mar '17 2:11:23 PM Az_Tech341
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** Zevran in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' trolls the other party members in the party dialogue. Or at least, he trolls Wynne and Leliana. He even tells Leliana that he's doing it. ''Twice.'' She does get to one up him if she's been hardened, though. Some of his lines with Alistair also suggest trolling, but it's done so skillfully (and Alistair is so comparatively naive) that it's actually hard to tell if he's trolling or not.

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** Zevran in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' trolls the other party members in the party dialogue. Or at least, he trolls Wynne and Leliana. He even tells Leliana that he's doing it. ''Twice.'' She does get to one up him if she's been hardened, though. Some of his lines with Alistair also suggest trolling, but it's done so very skillfully (and Alistair is so comparatively naive) that it's actually hard to tell if he's trolling or not.naive.



*** Isabela. Trolling is her way of saying she likes you. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she and Zevran are old friends.

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*** Isabela. Trolling is her way of saying she likes you. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she and Zevran are old friends.
13th Mar '17 8:49:16 AM LadyNorbert
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* In Fanfic/CodeGeassColorlessMemories C.C as usual with Lelouch and Rai at various points of the fic, with the former in his quest to recruit Rai and just Geass him into serving him. The latter in regards to looking for his memories and wanting a better Knightmare. Counts as Foreshadowing with Rai considering she's the one who [[spoiler: took his memories according to E.E]] meaning she's the reason for his quest in the first place.

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* In Fanfic/CodeGeassColorlessMemories ''Fanfic/CodeGeassColorlessMemories'' C.C as usual with Lelouch and Rai at various points of the fic, with the former in his quest to recruit Rai and just Geass him into serving him. The latter in regards to looking for his memories and wanting a better Knightmare. Counts as Foreshadowing with Rai considering she's the one who [[spoiler: took his memories according to E.E]] meaning she's the reason for his quest in the first place.



* Blaise Zabini's character in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8715416/3/King-of-Serpents-Chamber-of-Secrets King of Serpents: Chamber of Secrets]]'' really develops into this with Lockart's arrival. Blaise gleefully mocks and ridicules him, going as far as to invent a curse to give him the same hairstyle as Snape - and every Slytherin see that as an improvement! Of course, Lockart being sacked doesn't appease him: after such a glorious start, he's not keen on stopping anytime.
* ''Fanfic/ABrighterDArk'': [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin]] is portrayed as this. She likes to get a rise out of people, and so will sometimes say what she thinks will offend someone the most whether or not she actually believes it to be true. Though she will feel bad about it if she finds out that she's actually seriously hurt someone's feelings.

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* Blaise Zabini's character in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8715416/3/King-of-Serpents-Chamber-of-Secrets King of Serpents: Chamber of Secrets]]'' really develops into this with Lockart's Lockhart's arrival. Blaise gleefully mocks and ridicules him, going as far as to invent a curse to give him the same hairstyle as Snape - and every Slytherin see that as an improvement! Of course, Lockart Lockhart being sacked doesn't appease him: after such a glorious start, he's not keen on stopping anytime.
* ''Fanfic/ABrighterDArk'': ''Fanfic/ABrighterDark'': [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin]] is portrayed as this. She likes to get a rise out of people, and so will sometimes say what she thinks will offend someone the most whether or not she actually believes it to be true. Though However, she will feel bad about it if she finds out that she's actually seriously hurt someone's feelings.



* Mahanon has shades of this in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'', as he has a bit of a trollish sense of humor. He chiefly directs it at his best friend, in part because she's the more serious of the two and he likes to tease her.



* Unsurprisingly, the Gadfly from the titular 1897 book The Gadfly is a Gadfly. One notable example is when he has a public argument with himself using anonymous letters in a manner strangely similar to sock-puppeting on internet forums, just to see how the public's reaction would be to the debate.

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* Unsurprisingly, the Gadfly from the titular 1897 book The Gadfly ''The Gadfly'' is a Gadfly. One notable example is when he has a public argument with himself using anonymous letters in a manner strangely similar to sock-puppeting on internet forums, just to see how the public's reaction would be to the debate.



* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'''s Elizabeth enjoys funning of this type. She gets it from her father, who frequently provokes his [[TheDitz silly and gullible]] wife by pretending he won't do this or will do that, and encourages his cousin Collins into full displays of his foolishness. Darcy points it out at one point, saying that he knows she sometimes likes to express opinions that are not her own. (It's one of the things he likes about her.)

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* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'''s Elizabeth enjoys funning humor of this type. She gets it from her father, who frequently provokes his [[TheDitz silly and gullible]] wife by pretending he won't do this or will do that, and encourages his cousin Mr. Collins into full displays of his foolishness. Darcy points it out at one point, saying that he knows she sometimes likes to express opinions that are not her own. (It's one of the things he likes about her.)



* Zevran in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' trolls the other party members in the party dialogue. Or at least, he trolls Wynne and Leliana. He even tells Leliana that he's doing it. ''Twice.'' She does get to one up him if she's been hardened, though.
** Hawke, the player character, in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' can be this when choosing the Witty/Snarky options for dialogue.
** Isabela. Trolling is her way of saying she likes you.

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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Zevran in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' trolls the other party members in the party dialogue. Or at least, he trolls Wynne and Leliana. He even tells Leliana that he's doing it. ''Twice.'' She does get to one up him if she's been hardened, though.
though. Some of his lines with Alistair also suggest trolling, but it's done so skillfully (and Alistair is so comparatively naive) that it's actually hard to tell if he's trolling or not.
*** Sten also gets in some of this in party banter, particularly with Alistair and Morrigan. Bonus points for being TheComicallySerious at the same time, making his trolling ''extremely'' subtle.
** Hawke, the player character, character in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII,'' can be this when choosing the Witty/Snarky options for dialogue.
** *** Isabela. Trolling is her way of saying she likes you. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she and Zevran are old friends.
7th Mar '17 4:50:12 AM Az_Tech341
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* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'', 707 loves playing practical jokes on the other characters and telling them outrageous tales that they somehow keep falling for. His finest moments of this include convincing Yoosung that he'll faint from drinking too much coffee unless he gulps down as much chocolate milk as possible, sneaking into Jumin's house to bite his beloved pet cat's neck, posting pictures of "pretty women" that are actually of [[WholesomeCrossdresser him]], and spinning a tall tale about how he saved his life from an island tribe by teaching their leader how to play Tetris (which turns out to be ''true'' if you invite the tribe leader to the party). If he stops doing this, it's a surefire sign that [[HeroicBSOD serious shit is about to go, or has already gone, down]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'', 707 loves playing practical jokes on the other characters and telling them outrageous tales that they somehow keep falling for. His finest moments of this include convincing Yoosung that he'll faint from drinking too much coffee unless he gulps down as much chocolate milk as possible, sneaking into Jumin's house to bite his beloved pet cat's neck, posting pictures of "pretty women" that are actually of [[WholesomeCrossdresser him]], and spinning a tall tale about how he saved his life himself from an island tribe by teaching their leader how to play Tetris (which turns out to be ''true'' if you invite the tribe leader to the party). If he stops doing this, it's a surefire sign that [[HeroicBSOD serious shit is about to go, or has already gone, down]].
6th Mar '17 12:15:28 PM Lemia
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* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'', 707 loves playing practical jokes on the other characters and telling them outrageous tales that they somehow keep falling for. His finest moments of this include convincing Yoosung that he'll faint from drinking too much coffee unless he gulps down as much chocolate milk as possible, sneaking into Jumin's house to bite his beloved pet cat's neck, posting pictures of "pretty women" that are actually of [[WholesomeCrossdresser him]], and spinning a tall tale about how he saved his life from an island tribe by teaching their leader how to play Tetris (which turns out to be ''true'' if you invite the tribe leader to the party). If he stops doing this, it's a surefire sign that [[HeroicBSOD serious shit is about to go, or has already gone, down]].
4th Mar '17 5:38:16 AM Tightwire
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Usually they're not really bad people. They can be [[TheJester quite amusing]] as long as they're not going after ''you,'' but their main targets seem to be their allies, who understand that it's all a joke to them. On a Forum, they may be a benevolent member of the Old Guard, often found on the end of a long leash of an Admin.

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Usually they're not really bad people. They can be [[TheJester quite amusing]] as long as they're not going after ''you,'' but their main targets seem to be their allies, who understand that it's all a joke to them. On a Forum, In the ForumPeckingOrder, they may be a benevolent member of the Old Guard, Guard. Their amicable nature makes them fairly benevolent but they can set off strange conversations and arguments, and are often found on the end of kept in line by a Mod with a long leash of an Admin.
leash.
4th Mar '17 5:26:59 AM Tightwire
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Usually they're not really bad people. They can be [[TheJester quite amusing]] as long as they're not going after ''you,'' but their main targets seem to be their allies, who understand that it's all a joke to them. InRealLife on a Forum, they may be a benevolent member of the Old Guard, often found on the end of a long leash of an Admin.

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Usually they're not really bad people. They can be [[TheJester quite amusing]] as long as they're not going after ''you,'' but their main targets seem to be their allies, who understand that it's all a joke to them. InRealLife on On a Forum, they may be a benevolent member of the Old Guard, often found on the end of a long leash of an Admin.
4th Mar '17 5:26:34 AM Tightwire
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Usually they're not really bad people. They can be [[TheJester quite amusing]] as long as they're not going after ''you,'' but their main targets seem to be their allies, who understand that it's all a joke to them. On a Forum, they may be a benevolent member of the Old Guard, which is why they get away with their behaviour.

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Usually they're not really bad people. They can be [[TheJester quite amusing]] as long as they're not going after ''you,'' but their main targets seem to be their allies, who understand that it's all a joke to them. On InRealLife on a Forum, they may be a benevolent member of the Old Guard, which is why they get away with their behaviour.
often found on the end of a long leash of an Admin.
4th Mar '17 5:20:59 AM Tightwire
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Usually they're not really bad people. They can be [[TheJester quite amusing]] as long as they're not going after ''you.'' Which they probably won't, because the target is usually limited to characters the gadfly knows well or those who react strongly. When found on forums of large sites they are sometimes known as the Resident Freak.

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Usually they're not really bad people. They can be [[TheJester quite amusing]] as long as they're not going after ''you.'' Which ''you,'' but their main targets seem to be their allies, who understand that it's all a joke to them. On a Forum, they probably won't, because may be a benevolent member of the target Old Guard, which is usually limited to characters the gadfly knows well or those who react strongly. When found on forums of large sites why they are sometimes known as the Resident Freak.
get away with their behaviour.



* Half the time when Koizumi and Kyon from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' talk, Koizumi will explain some theory to explain Haruhi and Kyon will start getting very involved in the conversation and thinking about it deeply--at which point he says "Just kidding, I made the whole thing up." Annoying!

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* Half the time when Koizumi and Kyon from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' talk, Koizumi will explain some theory to explain Haruhi and Kyon will start getting very involved in the conversation and thinking about it deeply--at deeply - at which point he says "Just kidding, I made the whole thing up." Annoying!
4th Mar '17 5:10:28 AM Tightwire
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Usually they're not really bad people. They can be [[TheJester quite amusing]] as long as they're not going after ''you.'' Which they probably won't, because the target is usually limited to characters the gadfly knows well or those who react strongly.

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Usually they're not really bad people. They can be [[TheJester quite amusing]] as long as they're not going after ''you.'' Which they probably won't, because the target is usually limited to characters the gadfly knows well or those who react strongly.
strongly. When found on forums of large sites they are sometimes known as the Resident Freak.
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