The archetype of a character that cheats and tricks people with persuading them to believe in something false. Variation of Trickster.

Also Called

  • Scam Artist


The character is a con artist, an expert liar and cheater skilled with illusions of falsehood. The con artist runs large scam operations for a bit of people's money or misplaced support.

Associated Powers


  • Archetype:Machiavellian
    • Some if not all con artists, could be considered as smug, scheming villains.
  • Archetype:Trickster
    • The Con Artist is a variation of the Trickster Archetype.

Example Characters

  • John Constantine (DC/Vertigo Comics)
  • Louie Duck (Disney's Ducktale)
  • The Raven Tribe (Lego Legends of Chima)
  • Reigen Arataka (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Capper Dapperpaws (My Little Pony series); formerly
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