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23rd Oct '17 12:29:07 PM xcountryguy
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%%* [[spoiler: Enishi]] in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.

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%%* [[spoiler: Enishi]] [[spoiler:Enishi]] in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.



* Tony Stark is one of these in ''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.]]

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* Tony Stark is one of these in ''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 [[spoiler:Turns out [[EvilChancellor Obie]] had been going around behind his back.]]



* 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.

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* Ben from ''Film/Strapped'' ''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.whatsoever.
* In ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' the same actor that played Randall in ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' plays a gun clerk who is very puzzled when the two angel antagonists are at his counter discussing the virtues of individual handguns and how they don't just invoke divine wrath like flaming swords used to.



* Two of these act as secondary villains in the ''Film/JamesBond'' fan film ''WebVideo/DiamondsCut''. Even though they sell firearms, they are apparently not trained with them and didnít even bother to bring any guns the first time Bond encounters them. [[spoiler: One eventually gets throttled to death with a fallen branch, but the other survives by being too late to arrive to a fight, thus setting up a potential sequel.)]]

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* Two of these act as secondary villains in the ''Film/JamesBond'' fan film ''WebVideo/DiamondsCut''. Even though they sell firearms, they are apparently not trained with them and didnít even bother to bring any guns the first time Bond encounters them. [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One eventually gets throttled to death with a fallen branch, but the other survives by being too late to arrive to a fight, thus setting up a potential sequel.)]]



** Walt twice uses the services of Lawson, an underground arms 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.

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** Walt twice uses the services of Lawson, an underground arms 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 [[spoiler:a remote controlled M60 machine gun]] that is a key part of his final gambit in the series finale.



*** 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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*** 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 [[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!



* In ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', it's probably easier to list the characters who ''aren't'' arms dealers, since just about every faction will supply weapons and armor for cash through the Clearinghouse. However, the biggest ArmsDealer in the game is the Halbech Corporation, and its CEO Leland, who are a contractor for the US government and who lost some missiles in Saudi Arabia, kicking off the game's plot. [[spoiler: They didn't lose the missiles, they intentionally sold them to terrorists, and Leland is the BigBad of the game.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', it's probably easier to list the characters who ''aren't'' arms dealers, since just about every faction will supply weapons and armor for cash through the Clearinghouse. However, the biggest ArmsDealer in the game is the Halbech Corporation, and its CEO Leland, who are a contractor for the US government and who lost some missiles in Saudi Arabia, kicking off the game's plot. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They didn't lose the missiles, they intentionally sold them to terrorists, and Leland is the BigBad of the game.]]
8th Oct '17 3:10:02 PM CashSloth
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* Adrian Toomes in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' is an arms dealer who specializes in manufacturing powerful weapons by combining modern and [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum alien]] technology.

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* Adrian Toomes in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' is a former salvage company owner who is driven out of business after Stark Industries and the US government set up the Department of Damage Control. In order to help provide for his employees, he becomes an arms dealer who specializes in manufacturing powerful weapons by combining modern and [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum alien]] technology.technology he and his men managed to recover from the battle sites at New York following the [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Citauri invasion]].
30th Sep '17 11:01:57 AM Yora
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** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "Business as Usual" Quark dabbles in the arms trade until his nightmares are haunted by the images of the people killed by his weapons.

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** In the Quark's [[SuccessfulSiblingSyndrome cousin Gaila]] in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' is a much more successful businessman than him who made a fortune in selling weapons and, [[RunningGag as we are frequently reminded]], owns his own moon.
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episode "Business as Usual" Quark dabbles joins him in the arms trade until his nightmares are haunted by the images of the people killed by his weapons. weapons.
29th Aug '17 9:20:45 AM CosmicFerret
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3rd Aug '17 1:28:03 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* The United States of America has been described as the world's biggest arms dealer. Russia takes second place (its exports are hugely down from the days of the USSR). The UK, France and mainland China are all in the top six, and they all have permanent seats on the UN Security Council, with the ability to veto resolutions on arms trafficking. Rounding out the top six, the third largest arms exporter is Germany. Although it's probably better than [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the time they decided to keep them for themselves]] (the weapons, not the ammo; that, they shared freely). To be fair, the German government doesn't (officially anyway) get terribly involved in hawking their weaponry; it's mostly the German arms manufacturers themselves (who benefit from the [[GermanicEfficiency general German reputation for high-quality manufactured goods]] as well as their own track record) who do the marketing.

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* The United States of America has been described as the world's biggest arms dealer. Russia takes second place (its exports are hugely down from the days of the USSR).USSR, where arms were sent to fellow communist revolutionaries and any governments they wanted to sell/donate arms to, such as the Second Spanish Republic and Nationalist China). The UK, France and mainland China are all in the top six, and they all have permanent seats on the UN Security Council, with the ability to veto resolutions on arms trafficking. Rounding out the top six, the third largest arms exporter is Germany. Although it's probably better than [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the time they decided to keep them for themselves]] (the weapons, not the ammo; that, they shared freely). To be fair, the German government doesn't (officially anyway) get terribly involved in hawking their weaponry; it's mostly the German arms manufacturers themselves (who benefit from the [[GermanicEfficiency general German reputation for high-quality manufactured goods]] as well as their own track record) who do the marketing.
30th Jul '17 4:46:16 PM CashSloth
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* Adrian Toomes in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' is an arms dealer who specializes in manufacturing powerful weapons by combining modern and alien technology.

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* Adrian Toomes in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' is an arms dealer who specializes in manufacturing powerful weapons by combining modern and alien [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum alien]] technology.
30th Jul '17 4:40:54 PM CashSloth
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* Adrian Toomes in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' is an arms dealer who specializes in combining modern and alien technology.

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* Adrian Toomes in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' is an arms dealer who specializes in manufacturing powerful weapons by combining modern and alien technology.
30th Jul '17 4:39:25 PM CashSloth
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* Adrian Toomes in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' is an arms dealer who specializes in combining modern and alien technology.
27th Jun '17 6:28:22 PM Diesel
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* In ''VideoGame/ArmsDealer'', [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/325630/ you play as an arms dealer]] and purchase firearms so you can sell them to nations demanding them for profits.

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* In ''VideoGame/ArmsDealer'', [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/325630/ ''Arms Dealer'']] you play as as, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an arms dealer]] and purchase firearms so you can sell them to nations demanding them for profits.



* Viktor Bout, a former Red (retired Russian GRU major) with a lot of military stuff for sale. He was supplying weapons to nearly everyone (except for people linked to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, or so he claims) for fifteen years, until he was arrested in Thailand last year. Nicknamed "The Merchant of Death". Also, the main character of ''Lord of War'', Yuri Orlov, was based on him.

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* Viktor Bout, a former Red (retired Russian GRU major) with a lot of military stuff for sale. He was supplying weapons to nearly everyone (except for people linked to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, or so he claims) for fifteen years, until he was arrested in Thailand last year.in 2008. Nicknamed "The Merchant of Death". Also, the main character of ''Lord of War'', Yuri Orlov, was based on him.



** Alfred Nobel (who was Swedish, [[note]]He gave the peace part of his price to Norway, who was, at the time in a union with Sweden, because he didn't trust the Swedes with such an important task.)[[/note]] was originally an arms dealer of the first rank. He invented dynamite, the first effective smokeless powder, and owned a major arms company (Bofors, an iron mill that he repurposed into an arms production company, they are still making heavy artillery up to this day). When his brother Ludvig died, somebody mistakenly thought it was him; Alfred saw a [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated premature obituary]] in a French newspaper that read ''Le marchand de mort est mort'' ("The MerchantOfDeath Is Dead"). Not wishing to be remembered as the MerchantOfDeath, he set up the Prizes. While he sought peace, he did not believe in disarmament treaties would be useful in achieving that goal.

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** Alfred Nobel (who was Swedish, [[note]]He gave the peace part of his price to Norway, who was, at the time in a union with Sweden, because he didn't trust the Swedes with such an important task.)[[/note]] was originally an arms dealer of the first rank. He invented dynamite, the first effective smokeless powder, and owned a major arms company (Bofors, an iron mill that he repurposed into an arms production company, they are still making heavy artillery up to this day). When his brother Ludvig died, somebody mistakenly thought it was him; Alfred saw a [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated premature obituary]] in a French newspaper that read ''Le marchand de mort est mort'' ("The MerchantOfDeath Merchant Of Death Is Dead"). Not wishing to be remembered as the MerchantOfDeath, Merchant Of Death, he set up the Prizes. While he sought peace, he did not believe in disarmament treaties would be useful in achieving that goal.
27th May '17 11:20:14 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Shopkeeper Munehisa Iwai is your party's primary supplier of weapons and armor. Technically, most of what he sells are just realistic-looking airsoft guns and replicas, but they work just as well as real weapons in the [[YourMindMakesItReal Metaverse]]. Iwai himself is ex-Yakuza and still involved in some fairly shady business, but is otherwise a good man at heart, and he'll give you better deals as you progress his Confidant.
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