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23rd Jan '17 3:06:27 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/MagicalChase'': Halloween Jack, who sells Ripple various {{Power|Up}}-Ups that can change her shot type, power-up the Star Elves, spells that can recover HP or help against enemies, as well as recovery items and change her movement speed.
24th Dec '16 6:41:58 PM Abbreva
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* Ben from ''Film/Strapped'' makes it habit of selling firearms on the streets to anyone who can pay for them, even kids as young as 10. In typical Hollywood fashion he uses his FFL to get hundreds of guns shipped straight to his house, and then sells them on the street with no oversight whatsoever.
19th Dec '16 1:10:26 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'': Bu-Bum and his animals encounter one in episode 22, when they try to escape from a group of German soldiers and hide in a cave which the arms dealer was also using as a hideout. When the man realizes Bu-Bum unintentionally led the Germans to his lair, he forces the heroes to help him move his weapons elsewhere (threatening to tear up Bu-Bums photograp of his parents if they donít comply).

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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'': Bu-Bum ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': Boo-Boom and his animals encounter one in episode 22, when they try to escape from a group of German soldiers and hide in a cave which the arms dealer was also using as a hideout. When the man realizes Bu-Bum Boo-Boom unintentionally led the Germans to his lair, he forces the heroes to help him move his weapons elsewhere (threatening to tear up Bu-Bums Boo-Booms photograp of his parents if they donít comply).
1st Dec '16 11:05:54 PM Elfkaiser
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* The LLC from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' provides and sells the robots, turrets, and other weapons the other factions use.
29th Nov '16 11:17:41 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'': Bu-Bum and his animals encounter one in episode 22, when they try to escape from a group of German soldiers and hide in a cave which the arms dealer was also using as a hideout. When the man realizes Bu-Bum unintentionally led the Germans to his lair, he forces the heroes to help him move his weapons elsewhere (threatening to tear up Bu-Bums photograp of his parents if they donít comply).
18th Oct '16 11:02:10 AM dmcreif
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* The criminals in ''Series/LukeCage2016'' are dealers involved in weapons trafficking. But Willis "Diamondback" Stryker takes the cake when it comes to arms dealers. He sells machine guns, pistols, and rocket launchers. He also developed the Judas, a bullet made from Chitauri metals and based on abandoned Hammer Industries prototypes in Ukraine, designed to pierce even Luke Cage's skin, drill deep, and explode within the target. Not only that, but he's got the connections and resources to get the NYPD to bulk-purchase the Judas and arm their ESU teams with them.
12th Oct '16 7:46:32 AM dmcreif
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** Walt twice uses the services of an underground arms dealer (played by Jim Beaver). The first time he buys a basic revolver and the dealer tries to talk him out of the purchase due to how nervous Walt is. The dealer is a ConsummateProfessional and would rather not sell a gun to an amateur who could bungle things up and bring the cops down on all of them. In season 5 Walt contacts the dealer again and this time he buys [[spoiler: a remote controlled M60 machine gun]] that is a key part of his final gambit in the series finale.

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** Walt twice uses the services of Lawson, an underground arms dealer (played by Jim Beaver).dealer. The first time he buys a basic revolver and the dealer tries to talk him out of the purchase due to how nervous Walt is. The dealer is a ConsummateProfessional and would rather not sell a gun to an amateur who could bungle things up and bring the cops down on all of them. In season 5 Walt contacts the dealer again and this time he buys [[spoiler: a remote controlled M60 machine gun]] that is a key part of his final gambit in the series finale.
** Lawson also turns up in ''Series/BetterCallSaul'', with Mike procuring his services, first procuring potential rifles to use for a hit on Tuco Salamanca (before deciding otherwise), and later buying one for an attempted hit on Hector Salamanca.
28th Sep '16 5:19:34 AM StarTropes
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* They show up in ''Series/BurnNotice'' in all their varying alignments; good...ish ([[HeroicComedicSociopath Fiona]] [[FightingIrish Glenanne]]), neutral ([[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Seymour]]), and villainous ([[EvilCounterpart Tyler Brennen).

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* They show up in ''Series/BurnNotice'' in all their varying alignments; good...ish ([[HeroicComedicSociopath Fiona]] [[FightingIrish Glenanne]]), neutral ([[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Seymour]]), and villainous ([[EvilCounterpart Tyler Brennen).Brennen]]).


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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' features these characters from time to time.
** Season 4 has Tony gain access to a French arms dealer named Rene Benoit (aka ''La Grenouille'') by courting his daughter as "Professor [=DiNardo=]."
** Team Gibbs sometimes has dealings with a Turkish arms dealer named Agah Bayar.
30th Aug '16 6:48:56 PM SolidSonicTH
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* Kano and his Black Dragon clan from the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series specialize in this. They will sell weapons to anyone who is able to pay for them and have no interest in what those weapons will be used for (even if it is to help launch an invasion against Kano's home realm of Earthrealm). He can be seen demoing an RPG to Shang Tsung in the story mode of ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' and a couple of Tarkatans are seen handling some of the shotguns he sold to Outworld as well.
27th Aug '16 11:50:06 PM erforce
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* Tony Stark is one of these in ''Film/IronMan'', before he sees US forces get attacked with his own weapons and has a change of heart. Even after that, his weapons keep turning up in enemy hands. [[spoiler: Turns out [[EvilChancellor Obie]] had been going around behind his back.]]

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* Tony Stark is one of these in ''Film/IronMan'', ''Film/IronMan1'', before he sees US forces get attacked with his own weapons and has a change of heart. Even after that, his weapons keep turning up in enemy hands. [[spoiler: Turns out [[EvilChancellor Obie]] had been going around behind his back.]]



* [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Ordell Robbie]] from ''Film/JackieBrown''.
* Chevy Chase and Gregory Hines in ''Film/DealOfTheCentury''.
* There's a slightly unusual gun runner in ''Film/TheSaltonSea''.
* Destro from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.

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* %%* [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Ordell Robbie]] from ''Film/JackieBrown''.
* %%* Chevy Chase and Gregory Hines in ''Film/DealOfTheCentury''.
* %%* There's a slightly unusual gun runner in ''Film/TheSaltonSea''.
* %%* Destro from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.



* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''.
** Drebin is a twist on the concept. In addition to [[SoulBrotha fitting none of the above sub-types]] (he's probably best described as a combo of the Gun Shop owner and the international arms dealer), he describes himself not as an arms dealer, but a gun ''launderer,'' someone who offers a way around an [=ID=] lock system integrated into the military and industrial-military infrastructure on a global level. Though in some ways he (and his brethren) fall under the heading of [[spoiler: Minister for Defense Export, as they are taking their marching orders direct from The Patriots; in general, their activities let weaker forces keep fighting by allowing them to reuse battlefield salvaged guns, which in turn stretches conflicts and helps fuel the War Economy.]] Coincidentally, the same voice actor also played Smuggler in Deus Ex who is... you guessed it: an arms dealer!

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''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''.
** *** Drebin is a twist on the concept. In addition to [[SoulBrotha fitting none of the above sub-types]] (he's probably best described as a combo of the Gun Shop owner and the international arms dealer), he describes himself not as an arms dealer, but a gun ''launderer,'' someone who offers a way around an [=ID=] lock system integrated into the military and industrial-military infrastructure on a global level. Though in some ways he (and his brethren) fall under the heading of [[spoiler: Minister for Defense Export, as they are taking their marching orders direct from The Patriots; in general, their activities let weaker forces keep fighting by allowing them to reuse battlefield salvaged guns, which in turn stretches conflicts and helps fuel the War Economy.]] Coincidentally, the same voice actor also played Smuggler in Deus Ex who is... you guessed it: an arms dealer!



* ''ArmyOfTwo'' features four [=NPCs=] who sell the characters their armory. Of those four, only Cha Minh Soo has any relevance to the plot; the rest are nothing more than portraits. They could have been rolled into Cha Minh Soo's character and nothing would have changed.

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* ''ArmyOfTwo'' ''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo'' features four [=NPCs=] who sell the characters their armory. Of those four, only Cha Minh Soo has any relevance to the plot; the rest are nothing more than portraits. They could have been rolled into Cha Minh Soo's character and nothing would have changed.



** In GameMod VideoGame/RiseOfTheReds, the Russian faction uses arms dealers operating out of trucks as a secondary source of [[CommandAndConquerEconomy income.]]
* VideoGame/EarthBound has a black market weapons dealer that tends to hang around in alleys near or behind the drugstores where ordinary items are sold; mostly his wares are junk and bottle rockets, but later in the game he also sells bombs.

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** In GameMod VideoGame/RiseOfTheReds, ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheReds'', the Russian faction uses arms dealers operating out of trucks as a secondary source of [[CommandAndConquerEconomy income.]]
* VideoGame/EarthBound ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' has a black market weapons dealer that tends to hang around in alleys near or behind the drugstores where ordinary items are sold; mostly his wares are junk and bottle rockets, but later in the game he also sells bombs.



* ''FarCry 2'' is full of arms dealers. In addition to the Jackal and the player's armorer, there's quite a few other arms dealers who are the targets of various missions. Even some of the playable mercenaries are stated to have histories in gunrunning.

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* ''FarCry 2'' ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' is full of arms dealers. In addition to the Jackal and the player's armorer, there's quite a few other arms dealers who are the targets of various missions. Even some of the playable mercenaries are stated to have histories in gunrunning.



* The ''Merchant of Menace'' from ''{{Mercenaries}}''. The owner is a Gangland Gun Runner/International Arms Merchant[=/=]P[[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] boss who sells everything from pistols to ''cruise missile strikes'' and ''fuel air bombs''.

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* The ''Merchant of Menace'' from ''{{Mercenaries}}''.''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}''. The owner is a Gangland Gun Runner/International Arms Merchant[=/=]P[[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] boss who sells everything from pistols to ''cruise missile strikes'' and ''fuel air bombs''.
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