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Basic Trope: A character's motive for an action is simply enjoyment.

  • Straight: Bob pranks Alice not because he dislikes her, but because the joy of pranking her gets him out of bed every morning.
  • 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
    • For the Evulz
  • Downplayed:
    • While Bob may get some pleasure from pranking, it's just a hobby he does in his spare time. He has goals that are more important to him.
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    • "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 takes pleasure in pranking, he has 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 pranks the new kid endlessly, but when the new kid finally stands up for himself, Bob wants to hang out. Then they start pranking other together and so on until they are a group of pranksters, who start pranking each other.
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  • Averted: Bob has other reasons for his actions than amusement.
  • Enforced: The author needs 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: The heroes get Bob's help in defeating Evil Overlord Alice by convincing him how much more fun he can have when she's not in control of everything.
  • Defied: Bob realizes he wouldn't have any friends if he pranked all of them all the time, so he holds back.
  • Discussed: "Would Bob really make a chicken suit and hide in a chicken coup all night just to scare the farmer in the morning?" "Of course he would. He'd do anything for a laugh."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: Bob always has a smile on his face while pranking others.
  • Deconstructed: Because Bob's pranks range from being a complete asshole to an eccentric guy at random times, he alienates from his friends and family.
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  • Reconstructed: Bob's pranks alienate everyone and he says "I Regret Nothing". Then he goes back to pranking.

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