History Characters / TheGodfather

16th Apr '16 6:38:26 PM costanton11
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*SinisterSchnoz: One of the reasons why he was called "The Turk" was because he had a nose like a Turkish scimitar.
10th Apr '16 8:00:54 AM Farnham
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* ParentalFavoritism: Towards Michael, meant for a higher purpose. The original novel tries to explain why Sonny is the heir exempt from EvilParentsWantGoodKids because Sonny choose a criminal life after witnessing Vito killing Fanucci. (Part II disregards this)

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* ParentalFavoritism: Towards Michael, meant for a higher purpose. The original novel tries to explain why Sonny is the heir exempt from EvilParentsWantGoodKids because Sonny choose chose a criminal life after witnessing Vito killing Fanucci. (Part II disregards this)



* MiseryBuildsCharacter: After running away to America alone as a child, he builds up his reputations on the streets.

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* MiseryBuildsCharacter: After running away to America alone as a an orphaned child, he builds up his reputations reputation on the streets.



* {{Revenge}}: Against Francesco Ciccio for killing his parents.

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* {{Revenge}}: Against Francesco Ciccio for killing his parents.parents and brother Paolo.



* UsedToBeASweetKid: His parents' deaths is what turns him into a Don like he was today.

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: His parents' and brother's deaths is what turns him into a Don like he was today.
10th Apr '16 7:55:02 AM Farnham
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* EveryoneHasStandards: He believes that his political connections, which regard gambling as "a harmless vice", will abandon the Family if they learn that hard drugs like heroin are being sold. Even after they agree to the trade, the Dons refuse to allow the drugs into schools or to be sold to children.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: He believes that his political connections, which regard gambling as "a harmless vice", will abandon the Family in a heartbeat if they learn that hard drugs like heroin are being sold. Even after they agree to the trade, the Dons refuse to allow the drugs into schools or to be sold to children.
8th Apr '16 5:27:30 PM twitterdick
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* PetTheDog: He's the only member of the Corleone family to openly support Michael's decision to enlist in the military. [[spoiler:This makes Michael's decision to have Fredo killed all the more tragic.]]
31st Mar '16 12:20:56 PM costanton11
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* DirtyOldMan: He's old enough to have a middle-aged son and he still consorts with prostitutes.
21st Mar '16 2:33:06 AM Pallo
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** Subverted in [[VideoGame/TheGodfather the game]], where you have to [[spoiler: chase him down and kill him]].
18th Feb '16 11:57:42 AM AllenbysEyes
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* MotiveRant: His speech about Moe Greene.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Delivers crude threats in a friendly, almost seductive voice.



* BaldOfEvil: He is both bald and evil.
30th Jan '16 10:29:40 AM TrollBrutal
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* GreaterScopeVillain: Could be seen as this to the series as a whole, as at his peak, he was implied to be the most powerful criminal in New York, and he founded the criminal empire Michael inherited.



* BigBad: In a sense. While each film in the series has its own Big Bad who is bad enough to make Michael seem like the LesserOfTwoEvils, Michael is the main villain of the series as a whole. An odd example, in that [[VillainProtagonist he's the main character.]]
30th Jan '16 10:20:39 AM ading
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* AffablyEvil: Vito behaves like and, in some ways, is a family-oriented leader of his community, doing favors for the weak and punishing the wicked (so long as it doesn't interfere with business). In some ways this is an enforced InvokedTrope. People are expected to treat Don Vito the same way like a treasured and respected friend. During his first scene, he chides Bonasera the mortician for not being more sociable with him and only visiting when he needs a favor.

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* AffablyEvil: Vito behaves like and, in some ways, is a family-oriented leader of his community, doing favors for the weak and punishing the wicked (so long as it doesn't interfere with business). In some ways this is an enforced InvokedTrope. People are expected to treat Don Vito the same way like a treasured and respected friend. During his first scene, he chides Bonasera the mortician for not being more sociable with him and only visiting when he needs a favor.favour.
* DecoyProtagonist: Both of the films he appears in initially appear to be about him, but end up being more about Michael, and both times Vito eventually drops out of the narrative.



* GreaterScopeVillain: Could be seen as this to the series as a whole, as at his peak, he was implied to be the most powerful criminal in New York, and he founded the criminal empire Michael inherited.



* DecoyProtagonist: Marlon Brando had star billing and a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Vito Corleone in ''Film/TheGodfather'', but he was [[spoiler:gunned down]] less than forty minutes in and spent a good deal of the rest of the film [[spoiler:lying in a hospital bed before dying of a heart attack]]. His son Michael was the "[[VillainProtagonist hero]]" of the film.



* BigBad: In a sense. While each film in the series has its own Big Bad who is bad enough to make Michael seem like the LesserOfTwoEvils, Michael is the main villain of the series as a whole. An odd example, in that [[VillainProtagonist he's the main character.]]



* MeaningfulName: Michael is an angel and its supposed to symbolize that the youngest Corleone son will turn out different than his brothers. But he didn't.
* OhCrap: Has this moment in the first film when [[spoiler: he realizes that another assassination attempt against his father was carried out at the hospital.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Michael is an angel and its supposed to symbolize that the youngest Corleone son will turn out different than his brothers. But [[SubvertedTrope But]] [[NonIndicativeName he didn't.
didn't.]]
* OhCrap: Has this moment OverarchingVillain: The VillainProtagonist of each film in the series. The first film when [[spoiler: he realizes that another assassination is his ProtagonistJourneyToVillain, the second is his journey past the MoralEventHorizon, and the third is his [[ChronicVillainy doomed attempt against his father was carried out at the hospital.to atone.]]


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* VillainProtagonist: He's the main character of the series.


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* OhCrap: Has this reaction when [[spoiler:he realizes that another assassination attempt against his father was carried out at the hospital.]]
26th Jan '16 5:57:32 PM FordPrefect
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* GeniusBruiser: Genius might be an overstatement, but Al is a very intelligent and Michael seeks and trusts his input.

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* GeniusBruiser: Genius might be an overstatement, but Al is a very intelligent and Michael seeks and trusts his input.
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