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21st Apr '18 6:08:02 AM Muppet
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* In ''Fanfic/EquestriaDivided'' House Whitegold hires its militia from the poor of the Manehattan Undercity improving their living conditions. One of the militias main tasks is to keep the Undercity residents out of the richer districts.
17th Mar '18 10:48:56 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, this is one way the Republic Intelligence Service gains brains and brawn. At one point, a [[PunchClockVillain low-ranking guard]] says "We were told we could escape the hell of the undercity [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes with our families...]] we would never have to worry about money again."

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, this is one way the Republic Intelligence Service gains brains and brawn. At one point, a [[PunchClockVillain low-ranking guard]] says "We were told we could escape the hell of the undercity [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes with our families...]] we would never have to worry about money again."
15th Mar '18 10:17:53 AM intastiel
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* Defied by Mr. Stratus in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'' when the Emperor gives him a job offer as his head tactician. The result of this was, of course, a face full of lightning and an ensuing battle.

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* Defied by Mr. Stratus in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'' when the Emperor gives him a job offer as his head tactician. The result of this was, is, of course, a face full of lightning and an ensuing battle.



* Sebastian of ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'' joins Xaneth's FiveBadBand, and in exchange, Xaneth doesn't kill him.

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* Sebastian In ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'', Mr. Luxuria recruits Ms. Acedia to his criminal enterprise by promising her the lavish life of ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'' joins Xaneth's FiveBadBand, the IdleRich once it's done. [[spoiler:Ironically, when the scheme is disrupted, she spends years of work and in exchange, Xaneth doesn't kill him. [[RichesToRags a lot of money]] trying to follow through on it.]]
20th Feb '18 2:22:37 PM Toastclaimer
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* Seen with Archon Delaine's Kumo Crew of ''VideoGame/{{Elite Dangerous}}'', they're quite clearly the most evil of the super powers; ''[[ObviouslyEvil their leader looks like a vampire and their logo is a skull-spider; which is tattooed on his freaking forehead!]]''. However they have some pretty nice bonuses if your willing to work for them (assuming your doing mostly illegal acts such as pirating and smuggling at least); notably making pirating in their own systems easy and their super weapon being pretty sweet; especially when many of the others [[ScrappyWeapon are rather useless]]. Don't expect a warm welcome with most of the community though.
** Just a shame they have the smallest grasp on the system with the fewest members. Sometimes BeingEvilSucks. That's what happens when you ask primarily lawless pirates to support your political campaign; Archon clearly DidntThinkThisThrough
15th Feb '18 2:00:35 PM intastiel
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* Naturally, this is lampshaded in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' after [[PerkyGoth Tsukiko]] defects to the BigBad's side, providing us with the above image.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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Naturally, this is lampshaded in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' after [[PerkyGoth Tsukiko]] defects to the BigBad's side, providing us with since the above image.[[TheNecromancer interests]] that the good side jailed her for get her a job offer from Team Evil.
** Tarquin became an EvilOverlord specifically for the job benefits, believing that [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin eventual death by Hero]] is worth a lifetime of wealth and power.
---> '''Tarquin:''' Somewhere between "Villain of the Week" and "Good Triumphs over Evil", there's a sweet spot where guys like me get to rule the roost for years.
31st Jan '18 10:19:16 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** More insiduously, many Chaos cults begin as genuine organizations to reform the Imperium (and it needs a lot of reforming), and as they grow, they attract the attentions of Warp-tainted individuals who use them for their own purposes.

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** More insiduously, many Chaos cults begin as genuine organizations to reform the Imperium (and ([[VillainHasAPoint and it needs a lot of reforming), reforming]]), and as they grow, they attract the attentions of Warp-tainted individuals who use them for their own purposes.
21st Dec '17 10:29:10 AM jackbounds
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''Series/LawAndOrderSVU''' Has an episode in which a young boy makes deliveries for the BigBad. When confronted, he explains that back in China, his father was a teacher but in the states he runs a Chinese Restaurant. The detectives ask him why he believed his father would work that job, presumably to deliver an {{Anvilicious}} {{Aesop}}. The boy interrupts them and answers that his father tells him all the time: "For you, so you can have a better life." He finishes by saying that this is exactly what he's trying to do. By working for the leader of a prostitution and trafficking ring, he got the respect and money he craved and couldn't obtain honestly.

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''Series/LawAndOrderSVU''' *''Series/LawAndOrderSVU''' Has an episode in which a young boy makes deliveries for the BigBad. When confronted, he explains that back in China, his father was a teacher but in the states he runs a Chinese Restaurant. The detectives ask him why he believed his father would work that job, presumably to deliver an {{Anvilicious}} {{Aesop}}. The boy interrupts them and answers that his father tells him all the time: "For you, so you can have a better life." He finishes by saying that this is exactly what he's trying to do. By working for the leader of a prostitution and trafficking ring, he got the respect and money he craved and couldn't obtain honestly.
11th Dec '17 9:45:49 PM Benthelame
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''Series/LawAndOrderSVU''' Has an episode in which a young boy makes deliveries for the BigBad. When confronted, he explains that back in China, his father was a teacher but in the states he runs a Chinese Restaurant. The detectives ask him why he believed his father would work that job, presumably to deliver an {{Anvilicious}} {{Aesop}}. The boy interrupts them and answers that his father tells him all the time: "For you, so you can have a better life." He finishes by saying that this is exactly what he's trying to do. By working for the leader of a prostitution and trafficking ring, he got the respect and money he craved and couldn't obtain honestly.
20th Nov '17 6:17:21 PM ajbit26
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' one of the [[AffablyEvil Mayor's]] first acts with Faith was to get her an apartment, a knife and had her kill someone [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a Playstation,]] which for Faith is more jaywalking, arson, then murder, she's more impressed with the knife and the games than the apartment. Then he took her miniature golfing after she was upset she had failed to turn Angel, [[ParentalSubstitute which further seals the deal.]]

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' one of the [[AffablyEvil Mayor's]] first acts with Faith was to get her an apartment, with all the fixings, including a knife and had her kill someone [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a Playstation,]] brand new [[Playstation]], which for Faith is more jaywalking, arson, then murder, she's more impressed with the knife and the games than what the apartment.good guys had ever done for her. Then he took her miniature golfing after she was upset she had failed to turn Angel, [[ParentalSubstitute which further seals the deal.]]
29th Jun '17 9:43:40 AM The_Last_Brickman
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': So, you're a bright-eyed and able-bodied vault dweller, out into the Capital Wasteland in search of your father or riches? First place you come to's quaint little Megaton. You could always help the local sheriff disarm the town's namesake nuke and get yourself a squalid little shack and 100 caps. Or, alternatively, you can arm the thing and score up to 1000 caps and a penthouse suite with a stunning view by working for the badguys. By the first hour out of the vault in Fallout 3, you've already bettered your living arrangements more through evil than good. Enjoy the chance to drink the wasteland dry if you don't feel too terribly like saving it.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': So, you're a bright-eyed and able-bodied vault dweller, out into the Capital Wasteland in search of your father or riches? First place you come to's quaint little Megaton. You could always help the local sheriff disarm the town's namesake nuke and get yourself a squalid little shack and 100 caps. Or, alternatively, you can arm the thing and score up to 1000 caps and a penthouse suite with a stunning view by working for the badguys.bad guys. By the first hour out of the vault in Fallout 3, you've already bettered your living arrangements more through evil than good. Enjoy the chance to drink the wasteland dry if you don't feel too terribly like saving it.


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** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' has the Institute. As opposed to a standard military bunker in a rusted airship, a crumbling tomb under a church, or a home-built shack in the middle of nowhere, the Institute by far has the most impressive lodging, with clean, RaygunGothic walls making everything around your bed seem like an oasis compared to the rest of the wastes. The gameplay mechanics aren't immune to this, either! In [[HarderThanHard Survival]] mode, conventional fast-travelling is disabled, meaning you have to hoof it to every location on foot. There are two exceptions to this: The Brotherhood of Steel's vertibirds that you can call down with signal grenades, and the Institute's [[VillainTeleportation Molecular Relay]][[note]]Teleporters.[[/note]] system. In the case of the Brotherhood of Steel, while you may not have to sit through hours of walking to get from point A to B, you still have to potentially get shot out of the sky due to [[ArmoredCoffin the pilots' incompetence]]. Contrast this to the Molecular Relay, which allows you to get from point A to B with only two loading screens in and out of the Institute. The cherry on top? [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration The teleportation only takes a minute of in-game time]].
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