History Characters / TheGodfather

20th Sep '16 7:52:25 AM Nopperabo
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* ChildOfTwoWorlds: Tom was born into a German-Irish family but raised by Sicilians. As an adult, he often acts as a buffer between the Corleones and their WASP colleagues.


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* LiminalBeing: He's an American man of German-Irish descent who was adopted by a Sicilian family, so he has a foot in both cultures. His heritage and lack of blood ties to the Corleones technically make him an outsider in the mafia, but his role as a trusted consigliere paradoxically makes him an insider.
14th Sep '16 9:13:14 AM TrollBrutal
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* OverarchingVillain: The VillainProtagonist of each film in the series. The first is his ProtagonistJourneyToVillain, the second is his journey past the MoralEventHorizon, and the third is his [[ChronicVillainy doomed attempt to atone.]]
* TheProtagonist: Is the main character of ''The Godfather'' film series.
14th Sep '16 9:04:03 AM TrollBrutal
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* UsedToBeASweetKid: His parents' and brother's deaths is what turns him into a Don like he was today.
14th Sep '16 8:04:39 AM annette12
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* HairTriggerTemper: To extreme levels.



* HairTriggerTemper: To extreme levels.
14th Sep '16 8:02:21 AM annette12
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* TheChessmaster: Had his plan to take down the Corleone's set up very well. [[spoiler:However, Michael managed to out-gambit him.]]
* TheDon: Of the Barzini Family.



* TheChessmaster: Had his plan to take down the Corleone's set up very well. [[spoiler:However, Michael managed to out-gambit him.]]
* TheDon: Of the Barzini Family.
14th Sep '16 6:32:27 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->-- '''Michael Corleone'''

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-->-- ->-- '''Michael Corleone'''


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* InadequateInheritor: He might be the second child of Vito, but he is pretty much excluded from the line of inheritance because of his dimwitted nature.
12th Sep '16 10:46:42 AM Njein
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Loosely based on Bill Bonanno, the son of Joe Bonanno. Like Corleone himself, Joe wanted his son to go legitimate, but he ended up becoming the Bonanno family's consigliere. Personality wise however, Bill was more like Fredo than Michael, as many of the street guys viewed him as a mob prince who lacked the street cred his father earned years earlier; Bill even lacked the ruthlessness Michael carried. The fact that Bonanno promoted his attention-seeking son to such a high position rankled many in the Bonanno family, triggering an internal war in the 1960s.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Loosely based on Bill Bonanno, the son of Joe Bonanno. Like Corleone himself, Joe wanted his son to go legitimate, but he ended up becoming the Bonanno family's consigliere. Personality wise however, Bill was more like Fredo than Michael, as many of the street guys viewed him as a mob prince who lacked the street cred his father earned years earlier; Bill even lacked the ruthlessness Michael carried. The fact that Bonanno promoted his attention-seeking son to such a high position rankled many in the Bonanno family, triggering an internal war in the 1960s. Also has some elements of Thomas Gambino (son of Carlo Gambino) and Santo Trafficante Jr.
31st Aug '16 2:30:28 PM BatmanKalEl
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* CainAndAbel: with Michael. Ironically, after [[spoiler:Michael has Fredo killed]], Michael remembers how Fredo was the only one who spoke up for Michael's decision to drop out of college and join the Marines.

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* CainAndAbel: with With Michael. Ironically, after [[spoiler:Michael has Fredo killed]], Michael remembers how Fredo was the only one who spoke up for Michael's decision to drop out of college and join the Marines.
22nd Jul '16 12:19:17 PM Njein
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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Went from being a war hero to becoming the most ruthless boss in town.
21st Jul '16 2:20:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He and Michael are aware of many of the trades and tropes of his profession, invoke some of them and make plans and gambits accordingly, hence their success.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Like his father, he is aware of many of the trades and tropes of his profession, invokes some of them and makes plans and gambits accordingly, hence his success. For instance, Michael sends Vincent as a Fake Defector in Part III but unlike Luca Brasi with some dispositions to avoid being smelled as one.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Takes out [[AxCrazy Luca Brasi]] before attacking the Corleones as anything happening to Vito would have meant Luca going on a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge rampage]].



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Knows full well that if he lets Vito live he will try to avenge his father, brother, and mother when he grows up. However, Vito managed to escape to America before he could have him murdered.
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