History Characters / TheGodfather

18th Jan '17 9:09:24 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* SmallRoleBigImpact: His actual screen time is rather brief, but [[spoiler:his death]] plays a major role in ''Part II''.
10th Jan '17 9:52:47 PM ShiroAkuma
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** As [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20096_6-iconic-movie-scenes-that-happened-by-accident_p2.html this]] Cracked article notes, the movie inverts this; the fact that the huge and terrifying Brasi is seen nervously reciting his speech to Corleone only to awkwardly stutter through it and mess it up when actually in the Don's presence makes it clear exactly who the ''really'' scary one in this version is. Although even then, the Don is uncomfortable around him, as evinced by him asking Tom if it's necessary for him to meet with Luca that day.

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** As [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20096_6-iconic-movie-scenes-that-happened-by-accident_p2.html this]] Cracked article notes, the movie inverts this; the fact that the huge and terrifying Brasi is seen nervously reciting his speech to Corleone only to awkwardly stutter through it and mess it up when actually in the Don's presence makes it clear exactly who the ''really'' scary one in this version is. Although even then, the Don is uncomfortable around him, as evinced evidenced by him asking Tom if it's necessary for him to meet with Luca that day.
7th Jan '17 7:23:00 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* KickTheDog: His treatment of Fredo removes any chance that we'll sympathize with him.

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* KickTheDog: His treatment of Fredo removes any chance that we'll sympathize with him.Fredo.
7th Jan '17 7:20:00 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* SmugSnake: He's not nearly as powerful (or secure) as he thinks he is. Somewhat justified, as he's aware of the turmoil within the Corleone Family and [[NotSoHarmlessVilalin doesn't see Michael as a serious threat]].

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* SmugSnake: He's not nearly as powerful (or secure) as he thinks he is. Somewhat justified, as he's aware of the turmoil within the Corleone Family and [[NotSoHarmlessVilalin [[NotSoHarmlessVillain doesn't see Michael as a serious threat]].
7th Jan '17 7:19:19 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Last seen testifying before the Senate, with no mention of his subsequent fate. Even when Michael's plotting revenge against Roth and Fredo later in the film, he ignores Cicci.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Last seen testifying before the Senate, with no mention of his subsequent fate. Even when Michael's plotting revenge against Roth and Fredo later in the film, he ignores Cicci.



* HotBlooded: He'd rather kill the Rosatos than talk with them, as Michael suggests.

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* HotBlooded: He'd much rather kill the Rosatos than talk with them, as Michael suggests.them.



* HotBlooded: Very quickly goes from affable host to angry, blustering defiance in his meeting with Michael.

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* HotBlooded: Very quickly goes from affable host to angry, blustering defiance in his when meeting with Michael.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Closely based on Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, a friend and partner of Meyer Lansky who played a key role in developing the Las Vegas Strip and [[spoiler:died in a manner similar to Greene]]. His name is a portmanteau of two other Las Vegas gangsters, Moe Dalitz and Gus Greenbaum, who were Siegel's contemporaries.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Closely based Based on Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, a friend and partner of Meyer Lansky who played a key role in developing the Las Vegas Strip and [[spoiler:died in a manner similar to Greene]]. His name is a portmanteau of two other Las Vegas gangsters, Moe Dalitz and Gus Greenbaum, who were Siegel's contemporaries.



* SmugSnake: He's not nearly as powerful (or secure) as he thinks he is.

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* SmugSnake: He's not nearly as powerful (or secure) as he thinks he is. Somewhat justified, as he's aware of the turmoil within the Corleone Family and [[NotSoHarmlessVilalin doesn't see Michael as a serious threat]].



* VisionaryVillain: He created Las Vegas's gambling and vice industries virtually from scratch.

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* VisionaryVillain: He According to Hyman Roth, he created Las Vegas's gambling and vice industries rackets virtually from scratch.
7th Jan '17 6:25:28 PM AllenbysEyes88
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7th Jan '17 6:24:58 PM AllenbysEyes88
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Hotheaded Las Vegas crime boss who runs afoul of Michael's plans to relocate the Corleone Family. In ''Part II'' he's revealed to have been a protégé of Hyman Roth, providing Roth motivation for revenge against Michael.

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Hotheaded Las Vegas crime boss who runs afoul of Michael's plans to relocate the Corleone Family. Family to Nevada. In ''Part II'' II'', he's revealed to have been a protégé of Hyman Roth, providing Roth motivation for revenge against Michael.
7th Jan '17 6:24:01 PM AllenbysEyes88
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Hotheaded Las Vegas crime boss who runs afoul of Michael's plans to relocate the Corleone Family. In ''Part II'' he's revealed to have been a protégé of Hyman Roth, providing Roth motivation for revenge against Michael.

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--> '''Portrayed By''': Alex Rocco

Hotheaded Las Vegas crime boss who runs afoul of Michael's plans to relocate the Corleone Family. In ''Part II'' he's revealed to have been a protégé of Hyman Roth, providing Roth motivation for revenge against Michael.
7th Jan '17 6:23:06 PM AllenbysEyes88
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[[folder: Moe Greene]]
--> ''"I'm Moe Greene! [[WhileYouWereInDiapers I made my bones while you were going out with cheerleaders]]!"''

Hotheaded Las Vegas crime boss who runs afoul of Michael's plans to relocate the Corleone Family. In ''Part II'' he's revealed to have been a protégé of Hyman Roth, providing Roth motivation for revenge against Michael.

* HotBlooded: Very quickly goes from affable host to angry, blustering defiance in his meeting with Michael.
* KickTheDog: His treatment of Fredo removes any chance that we'll sympathize with him.
* KosherNostra: Of Jewish background.
* MoeGreeneSpecial: TropeNamer.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Closely based on Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, a friend and partner of Meyer Lansky who played a key role in developing the Las Vegas Strip and [[spoiler:died in a manner similar to Greene]]. His name is a portmanteau of two other Las Vegas gangsters, Moe Dalitz and Gus Greenbaum, who were Siegel's contemporaries.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Calls Michael a "guinea."
* SmugSnake: He's not nearly as powerful (or secure) as he thinks he is.
* StupidEvil: Not only does he aggressively refuse Michael's offer of a buyout, he blurts out that [[spoiler:Barzini has already contacted him]]. Thus confirming for Michael who the ''real'' BigBad is, and marking [[spoiler:Greene himself for execution]].
* VisionaryVillain: He created Las Vegas's gambling and vice industries virtually from scratch.


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* TheMentor: To Moe Greene.
2nd Jan '17 5:56:18 PM Rossum
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* BadassBookworm: He was a soldier in World War II and also an Ivy League graduate.

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* BadassBookworm: He was a soldier decorated Marine in World War II and also an Ivy League graduate.student.
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