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26th Nov '17 12:16:15 PM intastiel
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', this is the defining characteristic of two fiendish races; the rakshasa and the {{oni}}.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', this is the defining characteristic of two ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'':
** The [[Myth/HinduMythology Rakshasa]] are a
fiendish races; race of [[PettingZooPeople animal-headed]] humanoids whose obsession with earthly pleasures, materialistic evil, and [[TheCorrupter sadistic manipulation]] is strong enough to bind them to the rakshasa material world in a cycle of BornAgainImmortality.
** The {{Oni}} are another fiendish race who form when nature spirits [[FallenAngel fall from grace]], cross the DespairEventHorizon,
and become obsessed with earthly pleasures to compensate. The three pillars of their philosophy are Hedonism, Dominance, and Punishing the {{oni}}.Undeserving -- which, in their view, means almost everyone, since few mortals can match them for materialistic excess.
** Zutha, the Runelord of Gluttony, was so fond of his various material pleasures that he continued to enjoy them even after his death, using powerful magic to maintain his undead body's ability to experience sensation like he could in life.
22nd Nov '17 7:02:17 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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* O'Haru from ''VisualNovel/ComyuBlackDragonInAGentleKingdom'' doesn’t really care about much apart from what feels good and surviving until tomorrow. It's implied that she's crossed the DespairEventHorizon in her past and is how she is because of that, but she's very evasive at revealing things about herself and the past and isn't outright given a reason behind it.
13th Nov '17 8:41:19 AM ACW
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*Governor Cassus Vicus from ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho'' just wants to be able to "feast and fuck and kill", without consequence.
17th Oct '17 6:33:27 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Literature/NeroWolfe plays with this trope, in that he is closer to the classical or Epicurean form of hedonism than the "gratify every single urge and impulse you have in an orgy of gluttony" style the trope is commonly referred to (and in some stories he actually has some withering comments to make about this style of hedonism). Nevertheless, his life is carefully arranged to maximise his pleasure and ensure that he is surrounded by things he enjoys as much as humanly possible, and he'd almost have achieved a perfect hedonistic existence if it wasn't for the fact that [[GreatDetective people keep making him solve murders]].

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* Literature/NeroWolfe plays with this trope, in that he is closer to the classical or Epicurean form of hedonism than the "gratify every single urge and impulse you have in an orgy of gluttony" style the trope is commonly referred to (and in some stories he actually has some withering comments to make about this style of hedonism). Nevertheless, his life is carefully arranged to maximise his pleasure and ensure that he is surrounded by things he enjoys as much as humanly possible, and he'd almost have achieved a practically perfect hedonistic existence if it wasn't for the fact that [[GreatDetective people keep making him solve murders]].
17th Oct '17 6:27:00 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Literature/NeroWolfe plays with this trope, in that he is closer to the classical or Epicurean form of hedonism than the "gratify every single urge and impulse you have in an orgy of gluttony" style the trope is commonly referred to (and in some stories he actually has some withering comments to make about this style of hedonism). Nevertheless, his life is carefully arranged to maximise his pleasure and ensure that he is surrounded by things he enjoys as much as humanly possible, and he'd almost have achieved a perfect hedonistic existence if it wasn't for the fact that [[GreatDetective people keep making him solve murders]].
5th Oct '17 11:43:06 AM x_countryguy
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* Greg from ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns''. He doesn't care that he rapes and {{Mind Rape}}s his step-son Jeremy to the point that Jeremy is [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]] and eventually ends up [[spoiler: committing VehicularSabotage]]. He is convinced that what he is doing is fine and that love is about taking what you want (even though it is clearly not what Jeremy wants.) Luckily for Jeremy and the audience, [[spoiler: Jeremy's {{Vehicular Sabotage}} against him is a KarmicDeath]].

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* Greg from ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns''. He doesn't care that he rapes and {{Mind Rape}}s his step-son Jeremy to the point that Jeremy is [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]] and eventually ends up [[spoiler: committing [[spoiler:committing VehicularSabotage]]. He is convinced that what he is doing is fine and that love is about taking what you want (even though it is clearly not what Jeremy wants.) Luckily for Jeremy and the audience, [[spoiler: Jeremy's [[spoiler:Jeremy's {{Vehicular Sabotage}} against him is a KarmicDeath]].



* Gauron from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. He does pretty much everything ForTheEvulz, because he gets off on it. Even Kalinin didn't expect Gauron to be such an extreme, insane, depraved pleasure seeker. One ironically humorous moment shows Kalinin thinking to himself that, no matter what, Gauron is a smart pro that would value his life above everything else and would never do stupid things for short term pleasure. And then... a short while later, Gauron is shown [[CombatSadomasochist getting off on his fight with Sousuke]], which culminates in him [[spoiler: attempting to commit a double suicide with Sousuke just for the pleasure of it]].

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* Gauron from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. He does pretty much everything ForTheEvulz, because he gets off on it. Even Kalinin didn't expect Gauron to be such an extreme, insane, depraved pleasure seeker. One ironically humorous moment shows Kalinin thinking to himself that, no matter what, Gauron is a smart pro that would value his life above everything else and would never do stupid things for short term pleasure. And then... a short while later, Gauron is shown [[CombatSadomasochist getting off on his fight with Sousuke]], which culminates in him [[spoiler: attempting [[spoiler:attempting to commit a double suicide with Sousuke just for the pleasure of it]].



* In ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', [[spoiler: the heroes' [[MyFutureSelfAndMe future selves]] turn out to be this. They'll go to any lengths to find fun... ''[[DeconstructedTrope any]]'' [[DeconstructedTrope lengths]]]].

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* In ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the heroes' [[MyFutureSelfAndMe future selves]] turn out to be this. They'll go to any lengths to find fun... ''[[DeconstructedTrope any]]'' [[DeconstructedTrope lengths]]]].
3rd Sep '17 1:05:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* The main theme of the ''Comicbook/{{Wanted}}'' ComicBook. The hero is happy when he becomes a supervillain and begins randomly insulting and murdering people at will. Oddly enough, the villain also believes this exact same creed -- he's frustrated that the current {{Masquerade}} prevents appropriately powerful supervillains from simply causing worldwide pandemonium.

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* The main theme of the ''Comicbook/{{Wanted}}'' ComicBook. The hero is happy when he becomes a supervillain and begins randomly insulting and murdering people at will. Oddly enough, the villain also believes this exact same creed -- he's frustrated that the current {{Masquerade}} prevents appropriately powerful supervillains from simply causing worldwide pandemonium. Also, halfway through the story the "hero" hits a brick wall when he realizes that 24/7 villainy is tiresome, and his new supervillain girlfriend assures him that their goal wasn't simply to make him the most depraved person who ever lived.
3rd Sep '17 1:00:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Arawn}}'': Engus becomes an extremely debauched hedonist after the four brothers retreat to their individual kingdoms, spending his time doing nothing but drinking and holding orgies in his throne room. He even has ''a little girl'' brought before him, but thankfully we don't see what happens next.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Arawn}}'': Engus becomes an extremely debauched hedonist after the four he and his three brothers retreat to their individual kingdoms, spending his time doing nothing but drinking and holding orgies in his throne room. He even has ''a little girl'' brought before him, but thankfully we don't see what happens next.
3rd Sep '17 12:59:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Arawn}}'': Engus becomes an extremely debauched hedonist after the four brothers retreat to their individual kingdoms, spending his time doing nothing but drinking and holding orgies in his throne room. He even has ''a little girl'' brought before him, but thankfully we don't see what happens next.
29th Aug '17 12:45:30 PM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has Sanguine, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[FunPersonified Debauchery]] and [[ItAmusedMe Hedonism]], as the very ''embodiment'' of Hedonism. He exists to tempt mortals into sin through various vices, and enjoys seeing others become hedonists as well.
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