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26th Mar '18 6:13:14 AM DrOO7
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* ''Film/Tomorrow never dies ''Series opens with James Bond infiltrating--and destroying--a terrorist arms bazaar.
22nd Mar '18 12:02:30 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' the Black Market of Paris is an underground BazaarOfTheBizarre, however since the Master is aware of its existence and keeps an eye on it many of the things sold there fall into more of a grey area rather than being completely illegal, like parts scavenged off ruined clanks in the wastelands which are legally considered stolen but since they're from abandoned wrecks it's not like they were stolen from someone.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' the Black Market of Paris is an underground BazaarOfTheBizarre, however since BazaarOfTheBizarre. Since the Master is aware of its existence and keeps an eye on it many of the things sold there fall into more of a legal grey area rather than being completely illegal, like parts scavenged off ruined clanks in the wastelands which are legally considered stolen but since they're from abandoned wrecks it's not like they were stolen from someone.
22nd Mar '18 12:00:07 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' the Black Market of Paris is an underground BazaarOfTheBizarre, however since the Master is aware of its existence and keeps an eye on it many of the things sold there fall into more of a grey area rather than being completely illegal, like parts scavenged off ruined clanks in the wastelands which are legally considered stolen but since they're from abandoned wrecks it's not like they were stolen from someone.
16th Mar '18 2:41:55 PM nombretomado
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** In ''WildArms 2'' the black market is the only way you can get healing items without winning them (very rarely) from enemies.

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** In ''WildArms 2'' ''VideoGame/WildArms2'' the black market is the only way you can get healing items without winning them (very rarely) from enemies.
15th Mar '18 1:35:44 AM tromag
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In RealLife, the term is generally used to describe the encompassing gestalt: a collection of individuals and covert operations which can be spread across a wide geographic range, the archetypal example probably being the vast array of illicit transactions which occurred in [[UsefulNotes/TheHomeFront Great Britain during World War II]]; in that particular case, it was rationed food-types which were being bought and sold. This is often the case in fiction as well, but sometimes you will encounter a ''literal'' Black Market, a [[WelcomeToEvilMart covert shopping emporium]] complete with merchants hawking their dubious wares from established stalls. This latter type is often a subset of the BazaarOfTheBizarre, with ''everything'' for sale and the outright illegal stuff lurking around the edges.

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In RealLife, the term is generally used to describe the encompassing gestalt: a collection of individuals and covert operations which can be spread across a wide geographic range, the dealing in goods which may be entirely illegal (such as drugs as weapons), or legal but regulated (such as prescription drugs and rationed goods), or entirely legal but acquired illicitly (such as stolen goods). The archetypal example probably being the vast array of illicit transactions which occurred in [[UsefulNotes/TheHomeFront Great Britain during World War II]]; in that particular case, it was rationed food-types which were being bought and sold. This is often the case in fiction as well, but sometimes you will encounter a ''literal'' Black Market, a [[WelcomeToEvilMart covert shopping emporium]] complete with merchants hawking their dubious wares from established stalls. This latter type is often a subset of the BazaarOfTheBizarre, with ''everything'' for sale and the outright illegal stuff lurking around the edges.
13th Mar '18 4:08:39 AM JackG
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* In a famous GunPorn scene in ''Film/TaxiDriver'' a smooth-talking salesman offers handguns from a suitcase to the protagonist along with anything else he might want, such as drugs. He refuses the drugs but buys himself a small arsenal. The scene gets homaged in other movies like ''Film/GodBlessAmerica'' and ''Film/DeathSentence''.

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* In a famous GunPorn scene in ''Film/TaxiDriver'' a smooth-talking salesman offers handguns from a suitcase to the protagonist along with anything else he might want, such as drugs. drugs or a stolen Caddilac. He refuses the drugs latter but buys himself a small arsenal. The scene gets homaged in other movies like ''Film/GodBlessAmerica'' and ''Film/DeathSentence''.
13th Mar '18 3:38:52 AM JackG
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* In a famous scene in ''Film/TaxiDriver'' a smooth-talking salesman offers handguns from a suitcase to the protagonist along with anything else he might want, such as drugs. He refuses the drugs but buys himself a small arsenal. The scene gets homaged in other movies like ''Film/GodBlessAmerica'' and ''Film/DeathSentence''. Another vigilante movie ''Film/TheBraveOne'' forgoes the GunPorn; Erica goes to buy a gun but is told there's a thirty day waiting limit. A customer notices her look of desperation and approaches her outside the store, offering a Kar K-9 automatic for a thousand dollars, throwing in a box of ammunition and an impromptu instruction on how to load and fire it.

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* In a famous GunPorn scene in ''Film/TaxiDriver'' a smooth-talking salesman offers handguns from a suitcase to the protagonist along with anything else he might want, such as drugs. He refuses the drugs but buys himself a small arsenal. The scene gets homaged in other movies like ''Film/GodBlessAmerica'' and ''Film/DeathSentence''. Another vigilante movie ''Film/TheBraveOne'' forgoes the GunPorn; Erica ''Film/DeathSentence''.
* ''Film/TheBraveOne''. The female protagonist
goes to buy a gun but is told there's a thirty day waiting limit. A customer notices her look of desperation and approaches her outside the store, offering a Kar K-9 automatic for a thousand dollars, throwing in a box of ammunition and an impromptu instruction on how to load and fire it.
13th Mar '18 3:37:05 AM JackG
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* In a famous scene in ''Film/TaxiDriver'' a smooth-talking salesman offers handguns from a suitcase to the protagonist along with anything else he might want, such as drugs. He refuses the drugs but buys himself a small arsenal. The scene gets homaged in other movies like ''Film/GoldBlessAmerica'' and ''Film/DeathSentance''.

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* In a famous scene in ''Film/TaxiDriver'' a smooth-talking salesman offers handguns from a suitcase to the protagonist along with anything else he might want, such as drugs. He refuses the drugs but buys himself a small arsenal. The scene gets homaged in other movies like ''Film/GoldBlessAmerica'' ''Film/GodBlessAmerica'' and ''Film/DeathSentance''.''Film/DeathSentence''. Another vigilante movie ''Film/TheBraveOne'' forgoes the GunPorn; Erica goes to buy a gun but is told there's a thirty day waiting limit. A customer notices her look of desperation and approaches her outside the store, offering a Kar K-9 automatic for a thousand dollars, throwing in a box of ammunition and an impromptu instruction on how to load and fire it.
13th Mar '18 3:34:45 AM JackG
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* In a famous scene in ''Film/TaxiDriver'' a smooth-talking salesman offers handguns from a suitcase to the protagonist along with anything else he might want, such as drugs. He refuses the drugs but buys himself a small arsenal. The scene gets homaged in other movies like ''Film/GoldBlessAmerica'' and ''Film/DeathSentance''.
20th Jan '18 12:43:33 AM AHI-3000
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HonestJohn, TheScrounger and/or TheRat will often be found thriving in this environment, but s/he'll just be manning one of the (literal or metaphorical) stalls; the ultimate power will usually be in the hands of TheSyndicate. Unless it all comes full circle, and the whole thing is just another branch of the The Empire...

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HonestJohn, TheScrounger and/or TheRat TheScrounger, TheRat, and obviously the FriendInTheBlackMarket will often be found thriving in this environment, but s/he'll just be manning one of the (literal or metaphorical) stalls; the ultimate power will usually be in the hands of TheSyndicate. Unless it all comes full circle, and the whole thing is just another branch of the The Empire...
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