History Characters / TheGodfather

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.
11th Jul '16 7:45:37 AM Njein
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* OutGambitted: Both Vito and Michael Corleone have outsmarted Barzini by deliberately letting him and the other bosses whittle away the Corleone interests in order to lull them into a false sense of security. Before his death, Vito warns his son that Barzini will try to have Michael eliminated under the guise of a peace meeting, and that whoever approaches Michael about the meeting will be exposed as the traitor within the family. Michael uses this info to his advantage, and silently eliminates the the other Mafia heads (including Barzini). Sal Tessio (who reveals himself to be the traitor at Vito's funeral, albeit unknowingly) and Carlo Rizzi (for conspiring with Barzini to abuse Connie) were later executed for betraying the Corleones.
11th Jul '16 7:04:50 AM Njein
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Loosely based on Frank Labruzzo, Joe Bonanno's brother-in-law who stayed loyal to him even during the tumultuous Bananas Wars in the 1960s. Also had some elements of Joe Magliocco, Giuseppe Profaci's underboss and cousin, and as well as Vincent Gigante, Vito Genovese's protege and future boss. The assassination of Victor Stracci by Clemenza was partially based on the botched hit on Frank Costello in 1957; Gigante's unintentional warning only grazed Costello's scalp, but Costello saw the writing on the wall and later stepped down as boss.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Loosely based on Gaspar Di Gregorio, a capo in the Bonanno family and a trusted friend of Joe Bonanno. But when Bonanno promoted his son Bill to consigliere, this left hard feelings on Di Gregorio. So he plots with rival bosses (who were already incensed with Bonanno's plot to kill them) to plot Bonanno's ouster, splitting the family into two rival factions. Like Tessio, who set up Michael for an assassination in a supposed "sit-down", Di Gregorio arranged an ambush on Bonanno's son, but not a single shot aimed by Di Gregorio's men hit their intended target. Unlike Tessio, who gets a "one-way ride", Di Gregorio was rebuked by the Commission for his incompetence on the ambush against Bill Bonanno and was forced to step down, living in relative obscurity until his death in 1970.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Loosely based on Gaspar Di Gregorio, a capo in the Bonanno family and a trusted friend of Joe Bonanno. But when Bonanno promoted his son Bill to consigliere, this left hard feelings on Di Gregorio. So he Gregorio, who then plots with rival bosses (who were already incensed with Bonanno's plot to kill them) to plot orchestrate Bonanno's ouster, splitting the family into two rival factions. Like Tessio, who set up Michael for an assassination in a supposed "sit-down", Di Gregorio arranged an ambush on Bonanno's son, but not a single shot aimed by Di Gregorio's men hit their intended target. Unlike Tessio, who gets a "one-way ride", Di Gregorio was rebuked by the Commission for his incompetence on the ambush against Bill Bonanno and was forced to step down, living in relative obscurity until his death in 1970.
10th Jul '16 4:10:48 AM PresidentExpert
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--> '''Portrayed By''': JamesCaan

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--> '''Portrayed By''': JamesCaan
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4th Jul '16 5:44:23 AM kraas
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* TheQuietOne: As a child he hardly ever talked, which made his family think he was dull-witted. This is later shown to not be the case. The book elaborates, saying that in actuality Vito was an observer and not a talker; it also says that what cemented his friendship with Clemenza was that Clemenza was a storyteller and Vito was a listener to storytellers.
2nd Jul '16 3:58:47 AM annette12
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* OddNameOut: Unlike his parents and his siblings, he's the only one not to have an Italian name.
30th Jun '16 9:41:52 AM TheWanderer
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%%* ByronicHero


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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Michael went from being a captain in the United States Marine Corps to the most ruthless and cunning mafia don around.
20th Jun '16 6:42:37 PM BatmanKalEl
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Loosely based on Gaspar Di Gregorio, a capo in the Bonanno family and a trusted friend of Joe Bonanno. But when Bonanno promoted his son Bill to consigliere, this left hard feelings on Di Gregorio. So he plots with rival bosses (who were already incensed with Bonanno's plot to kill them) to plot Bonanno's ouster, splitting the family into two rival factions. Like Tessio, who set up Michael for an assassination in a supposed "sit-down", DiGregorio arranged an ambush on Bonanno's son, but not a single shot aimed by Di Gregorio's men hit their intended target. Unlike Tessio, who gets a "one-way ride", Di Gregorio was rebuked by the Commission for his incompetence on the ambush against Bill Bonanno and was forced to step down, living in relative obscurity until his death in 1970.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Loosely based on Gaspar Di Gregorio, a capo in the Bonanno family and a trusted friend of Joe Bonanno. But when Bonanno promoted his son Bill to consigliere, this left hard feelings on Di Gregorio. So he plots with rival bosses (who were already incensed with Bonanno's plot to kill them) to plot Bonanno's ouster, splitting the family into two rival factions. Like Tessio, who set up Michael for an assassination in a supposed "sit-down", DiGregorio Di Gregorio arranged an ambush on Bonanno's son, but not a single shot aimed by Di Gregorio's men hit their intended target. Unlike Tessio, who gets a "one-way ride", Di Gregorio was rebuked by the Commission for his incompetence on the ambush against Bill Bonanno and was forced to step down, living in relative obscurity until his death in 1970.
20th Jun '16 6:26:30 PM BatmanKalEl
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: A composite character based on several real-life Mafia bosses, most notably Frank Costello, Carlo Gambino, Joe Bonanno, Raymond Patriarca, Santo Trafficante Sr., Sam DeCavalcante, Frank Balistrieri and Lucky Luciano.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: A composite character based on several real-life Mafia bosses, most notably Frank Costello, Carlo Gambino, Joe Bonanno, Raymond Patriarca, Santo Trafficante Sr., Sam DeCavalcante, [=DeCavalcante=], Frank Balistrieri and Lucky Luciano.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: At the time of this movie [[spoiler:it's clear that he feels deeply remorseful for having Fredo killed.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: At the time of this movie [[spoiler:it's clear that he feels deeply remorseful for having Fredo killed.]]
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