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08:51:14 PM Oct 19th 2010
In the Canterbury tales isn't there a great deal of this regarding the nun? The sarcasm is hardly subtle, which makes this trope old. Like, really old.
Jordan
11:21:45 PM Oct 19th 2010
I think you mean the Prioress, and it's kind of ambiguous. It does say she doesn't spill any food, so she's not really a messy eater, but the image in the story is that she stuffs her face with delicacies and doesn't do anything charitable.

IIRC, because she's neat about gorging herself, she'd probably be more like a Villainous Glutton than this
StrixObscuro
08:29:06 PM Sep 14th 2014
Can this trope also be applied to non-evil, non-rich characters who are messy eaters, or is there a separate trope for that? The trope description only talks about evil rich characters...
SeptimusHeap
11:25:16 PM Sep 14th 2014
"Bad table manners" is not a trope, so no. This thing is a trope because it indicates that the character in question is somewhat hedonistic.
StrixObscuro
10:05:38 PM Sep 19th 2014
Well, then, the Rorschach and Doc Magnus examples don't fall under this trope, do they? I think one would be hard-pressed to describe either of them as hedonists...
Larkmarn
08:56:42 AM Sep 22nd 2014
By that logic, isn't the page image pretty bad? The Beast isn't hedonistic, he's just... well... bestial. He's not villainous, not hedonistic, and it's not really shown as being wasteful just that he is so isolated from people that he doesn't bother with manners. Especially since his expression isn't villainous, it's more "what? What's wrong?"
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