I don't think Trickster Philosopher conveys the trope very well. P.T. Barnum was a lot of things, but The Trickster he was not. Bugs Bunny is a trickster. The Barnum is more of a con artist.
"Philosopher" isn't right either. This character isn't philosophical so much as he is completely unashamed of what he does—as far as he's concerned, it's his god-given right to part a fool from his money, and if you didn't want your pocket picked, you shouldn't have kept your wallet there.
I'd prefer it without the "The", but otherwise, it does seem like the best suggestion so far.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
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Alternative Titles: Trickster And Thinker
23rd Nov '12 8:19:04 AM
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