Playing With: It Amused Me

Basic Trope: A character's motive for an action is simply enjoyment.
  • Straight: Bob picks on Alice not because he dislikes her, but simply because he loves the enjoyment from watching her suffer.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Everything Bob does is for his enjoyment, to the point that he refuses to participate in activities that he doesn't like, or even agrees because he enjoys the feeling of disdain.
    • The Hedonist.
  • Downplayed:
    • While Bob may get some pleasure from tormenting others, he actually has some goals.
    • "I picked on you so you wouldn't eventually conquer the world, and also because I enjoyed it."
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Reluctant Psycho
  • Subverted: While Bob does take pleasure in doing bad deeds, he does have a goal besides entertainment.
  • Double Subverted: But those goals are only a greater form of entertainment.
  • Parodied: Bob constantly does odd things, like paint a dog or open a cage of bird indoors or buy girl scout cookies, because he finds it amusing and laughs madly when it's brought up.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob torments the new kid endlessly, but when the new kid finally stands up for himself, Bob wants to hang out.
  • Averted: Bob has other reasons for his actions.
  • Enforced: They need to have a character that can be on any side.
  • Lampshaded: "So your only reason for doing this is for fun?!"
  • Invoked: "I'm tired of all these morals. Why can't I just do what's fun for me?"
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob realizes he wouldn't have any friends if he did everything he wanted to, so he holds back.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: Bob always has a smile on his face while tormenting others.
  • Deconstructed: Because Bob borders on from being a complete asshole to being an eccentric guy at random times, he became alienated from his friends and family.
  • Reconstructed: Bob simply said "I Regret Nothing"

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