Panurge has almost all intellectual accomplishments, but is totally devoid of morality: he is a coward, a drunkard, a lecher, a spiteful trickster, a spendthrift, but all the while infinitely amusing.
This can be done by defeating a foe, outwitting a trickster, or surviving a challenge.
He's a bit of trickster figure and I like trickster figures.
The lively, buoyant quality of Mardi Gras encourages the costume of a jokester or trickster.
Coyote, in many native cultures, is the trickster: a clever being that uses charisma, guile and cunning to carry the day.