History Characters / DeathWish

16th Jan '17 8:05:28 AM erforce
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* SirSwearsALot: Is quite a pottymouth after showing his true colors.
12th Jan '17 12:13:54 PM erforce
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12th Jan '17 12:11:56 PM erforce
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The person who hires Paul in the fourth film to take down the major drug rings in Los Angeles. He is actually an ambitious drug dealer under the identity of an absentee news magazine mogul who is seeking to take over the local drug business and tricks Paul to do the dirty work for him.

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The person who hires Paul Kersey in the fourth film to take down the major drug rings in Los Angeles. He is actually an ambitious drug dealer under the identity of an absentee news magazine mogul mogul, who is seeking seeks to take over the local drug business and tricks businesses by tricking Paul to do the dirty work for him.




A mobster in the fifth movie who becomes Paul's main target after he kills his new wife.

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A mobster in the fifth movie movie, who becomes Paul's main target after he kills brings Paul Kersey back into the vigilante game by killing his new wife.wife-to-be.



* TheDon
* FauxAffablyEvil
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: His mocking (and later [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]]) of Big Al and Reg certainly qualifies.
* SmugSnake: A slimy, Irish mobster, he always manges to escape prosecution [[spoiler: because he has a [[TheMole mole]] in the D.A's office]] but once Kersey gets his sights on him, he acts like its' a minor annoyance. Even when his [[TheDragon dragon]] Chicki warns him not to underestimate Kersey, O'Shea is far too confident in his plans. Sadly, his overconfidence proved to be his undoing, as he wasn't savvy enough to realize he was a villain in a Death Wish movie and therefore, doomed.

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* TheDon
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TheDon: He made his way through Irish gangs to be a boss of his own outfit.
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FauxAffablyEvil
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: His mocking (and later [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]]) of Big Al for being fat and Reg for being black certainly qualifies.
* SinisterShades: Prefers to wear Music/EltonJohn-inspired shades in his public appearances.
* SmugSnake: A slimy, Irish mobster, he always manges to escape prosecution [[spoiler: because he has a [[TheMole mole]] in the D.A's office]] but once Kersey gets his sights on him, he acts like its' a minor annoyance. Even when his [[TheDragon dragon]] Chicki warns him not to underestimate Kersey, O'Shea is far too confident in his plans. Sadly, his overconfidence proved to be his undoing, as he wasn't savvy enough to realize he was a villain in a Death Wish ''Death Wish'' movie and therefore, doomed.
2nd Jan '17 10:13:18 PM Prometheus117
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* BulletProofVest: Was the only one smart enough to bring one of these to the final battle against Kersey, and it helps him shrug off a full round from both Kersey and the police chief. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Not enough to save him from the mini-bazooka Kersey had on hand, however]].



%%* BadassMustache
* TheChessmaster: This guy uses Kersey and his vigilante tendencies to eliminate his rivals in the drug trade.

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%%* BadassMustache
* BadassMustache: It's even better than Kersey's, and he's one of the most dangerous opponents Kersey's gone up against.
* TheChessmaster: This guy uses Kersey and his vigilante tendencies to eliminate his rivals in the drug trade. [[DidntThinkThisThrough Unfortunately, he made the mistake of painting a target on his own head after trying to kill Kersey and kidnapping one of his love interests]].



%%* DiabolicalMastermind
%%* EasyImpersonation

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%%* DiabolicalMastermind
%%* EasyImpersonation
* DiabolicalMastermind: He's one of the only villains in the ''Death Wish'' series who manages to run rings around Kersey (and even use him to completely destroy all of the local drug competition), and probably comes the closest to killing him of any other antagonist aside from the previous film's Manny Franker.
* EasyImpersonation: He impersonates the real Nathan White (who's off on vacation in Europe for most of the film) and just has his henchmen and himself wear fancy suits, speak and act formally, and use White's mansion. It completely fools Kersey, but then again, the ruse only needed to last until the rest of the drug business was dead and "White" could [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness try and off Kersey]].




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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Tries to kill Kersey off by trapping him in a car with a bomb after he finishes off the last of the drug trade (and by extension the last of ''his'' competition). Unfortunately for him, it fails and he pays with his life.
1st Dec '16 4:11:40 AM contrafanxxx
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%%* TheDon
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
%%* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain

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%%* * TheDon
%%* * FauxAffablyEvil
%%* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: His mocking (and later [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]]) of Big Al and Reg certainly qualifies.
* SmugSnake: A slimy, Irish mobster, he always manges to escape prosecution [[spoiler: because he has a [[TheMole mole]] in the D.A's office]] but once Kersey gets his sights on him, he acts like its' a minor annoyance. Even when his [[TheDragon dragon]] Chicki warns him not to underestimate Kersey, O'Shea is far too confident in his plans. Sadly, his overconfidence proved to be his undoing, as he wasn't savvy enough to realize he was a villain in a Death Wish movie and therefore, doomed.
10th Nov '16 10:37:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: And he just gets better when he gets older.
8th May '16 6:27:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AcidBath: How Tommy meets his end in the final kill.
26th Jul '15 9:31:21 AM erforce
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%%* BigBad

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%%* BigBad* BigBad: Of ''Film/DeathWish3''.



%%* BigBad

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%%* BigBad* BigBad: Of ''Film/DeathWish4TheCrackdown''.



%%* BigBad

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%%* BigBad* BigBad: Of ''Film/DeathWishVTheFaceOfDeath''.
24th Jul '15 6:08:07 AM Rjinswand
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* CrusadingWidower: The entire thing began when he lost his wife to scumbags, and it just gets worse when his daughter joins her in the second movie.



* WidowerHero: The entire thing began when he lost his wife to scumbags, and it just gets worse when his daughter joins her in the second movie.

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* WidowerHero: The entire thing began when he lost his wife to scumbags, and it just gets worse when his daughter joins her in the second movie.
21st Jun '15 9:45:43 PM Dravencour
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An architect and UsefulNotes/KoreanWar veteran from New York who started killing criminals after his wife and daughter were attacked inside his own apartment. He started his vigilante career by killing bit-time bad guys (muggers, rapists etc.), moved to street gangs and by the end of the series takes on heavily armed mafiosos.

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An architect and UsefulNotes/KoreanWar veteran from New York who started killing criminals after his wife and daughter were attacked inside his own apartment. He started his vigilante career by killing bit-time small-time bad guys (muggers, rapists etc.), moved to street gangs and by the end of the series takes on heavily armed mafiosos.
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