Obfuscating Hedonism
The heroes pretend to be only interested in wine, women and song in order to put their enemies off guard.


(permanent link) added: 2011-07-13 02:14:15 sponsor: Odon (last reply: 2011-07-20 06:22:01)

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The heroes pretend to be only interested in wine, women and song in order to put their enemies off guard.

As this tactic is used by in general by a Rich Idiot with No Day Job or Chivalrous Pervert / Anything That Moves character, only bring up examples where it's specifically Lamp Shaded.

See also Obfuscating Stupidity, Rich Idiot with No Day Job, Screw the War, We're Partying, and While Rome Burns.

  • The 47 Ronin made this trope legend.
  • Reign: The Conqueror. Alexander and his friends drink wine and hang out with low women to put Attalus off his guard.
  • Charlie Wilson's War. The Hookers and Blow antics of 'Good Time Charlie' get much more media attention than his efforts to covertly supply weapons to the Mujahadeen. Of course as the book points out, Congressman Charlie Wilson is a hedonist rather than someone who's pretending to be.
  • Lampshaded in Batman Begins.
    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?" (cut to Bruce Wayne pulling up at a restaurant in a Lamborgini with Foreign Fanservice girls on his arm)

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