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26th Mar '17 2:19:32 PM StFan
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* Creator/DCComics' SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} catches interstellar fugitives, whether they're running from the law or just rich crime lords. It's a job that basically allows him to be a complete ass to everyone around him and still get paid.
** DC also had a comic called ''Manhunter'' about a superpower bounty hunter that retrieved super villains who jumped their bond, strictly for the money.
* In the ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'' series of graphic novels, the Saint of Killers spent a while working as a Headhunter in the old west, long before transmuting into the ImplacableMan he is today...

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* Creator/DCComics' SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} ComicBook/{{Lobo}} catches interstellar fugitives, whether they're running from the law or just rich crime lords. It's a job that basically allows him to be a complete ass to everyone around him and still get paid.
** * DC also had a comic called ''Manhunter'' about a superpower superpowered bounty hunter that retrieved retrieves super villains who jumped their bond, strictly for the money.
* In the ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' series of graphic novels, the Saint of Killers spent a while working as a Headhunter in the old west, long before transmuting into the ImplacableMan he is today...



* Johnny Alpha, the protagonist in the ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' stories from the British AnthologyComic ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000AD]]''.
* Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} was employed to hunt down unregistered superheroes, for about an hour, during Comicbook/CivilWar. Then he was sacked, mainly thanks to Cable.

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* Johnny Alpha, the protagonist in the ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' stories from the British AnthologyComic ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000AD]]''.
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* Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} was employed to hunt down unregistered superheroes, for about an hour, during Comicbook/CivilWar.ComicBook/CivilWar. Then he was sacked, mainly thanks to Cable.



* The title character of the graphic novel ''{{Jinx}}''.
* Exeter from ''Comicbook/{{Scion}}''. A "Lesser Race" being who hunts fugitive Lesser Races out of a sense of self-loathing.

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* The title character of the graphic novel ''{{Jinx}}''.
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* Exeter from ''Comicbook/{{Scion}}''.''ComicBook/{{Scion}}''. A "Lesser Race" being who hunts fugitive Lesser Races out of a sense of self-loathing.



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* Pied Piper is described as one of the best bounty hunters in ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek Forever After]]''. He is hired by [[BigBad Rumpelstiltskin]] to capture Shrek. Piper uses a [[MagicMusic magical flute]] with a dial that can be set to any creature, among which are rats, witches, and ogres. When set to a creature and played, all of these within earshot start dancing uncontrollably and follow Pied Piper.
** Puss in Boots could also be described as this, although his job in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' was to kill Shrek, not capture him. This would make him more of an assassin.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':
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Pied Piper is described as one of the best bounty hunters in ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek Forever After]]''.''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter''. He is hired by [[BigBad Rumpelstiltskin]] to capture Shrek. Piper uses a [[MagicMusic magical flute]] with a dial that can be set to any creature, among which are rats, witches, and ogres. When set to a creature and played, all of these within earshot start dancing uncontrollably and follow Pied Piper.
** Puss in Boots could can also be described as this, although his job in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' was ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'' is to kill Shrek, not capture him. This would make him more of an assassin.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'' features a number of bounty hunters. Greedo shows up first, trying to capture Han Solo and cash in on the bounty Jabba the Hutt has placed on him. The Empire eventually hires the services of a number of bounty hunters, most notably [[EnsembleDarkhorse Boba Fett]]. (Pictured above with fellow bounty hunter Dengar, who he occasionally teams up with.)

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' features a number of bounty hunters. It may be the definitive example of the name being misapplied; "mercenary" or "hired gun" may be a more accurate term, as they are commonly hired for purposes like guarding, theft and assassination.
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Greedo shows up first, trying to capture Han Solo and cash in on the bounty Jabba the Hutt has placed on him. him.
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The Empire eventually hires the services of a number of bounty hunters, most notably [[EnsembleDarkhorse Boba Fett]]. (Pictured above with fellow bounty hunter Dengar, who he occasionally teams up with.)



** As noted above, Star Wars may be the definitive example of the name being misapplied; "mercenary" or "hired gun" may be a more accurate term, as they are commonly hired for purposes like guarding, theft and assassination.



* ''Film/JonahHex''
* Sekulik in Film/WildWind is paid by the Germans to hunt down partisans.

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* Sekulik in Film/WildWind ''Film/WildWind'' is paid by the Germans to hunt down partisans.
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* ''{{Series/Colony}}'': Will's former partner works as one in the Santa Monica bloc to make ends meet.

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* ''{{Series/Colony}}'': ''Series/{{Colony}}'': Will's former partner works as one in the Santa Monica bloc to make ends meet.



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* The title character of ''Webcomic/{{Lucy}}'' is a bounty hunting [[PigMan pig girl]], although multiple characters have pointed out her actions are more akin to that of a vigilante.

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* The title character of ''Webcomic/{{Lucy}}'' ''Webcomic/TheLegendOfLucy'' is a bounty hunting [[PigMan pig girl]], although multiple characters have pointed out her actions are more akin to that of a vigilante.



* Baba Ghanoush - a parody of Boba Fett - who appears in several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}'' (and turns out to be Gemma's uncle).

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* Baba Ghanoush - -- a parody of Boba Fett - -- who appears in several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}'' (and turns out to be Gemma's uncle).
10th Mar '17 4:51:41 PM UtterSedge
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*Sekulik in Film/WildWind is paid by the Germans to hunt down partisans.
10th Mar '17 12:17:40 AM H2SO4
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** While its technically not their job. Xin Fu and Yu, a pair of professional Earthbenders, were also hired to capture Toph and return her to her parents (serving the role but never being called bounty hunters), but they had no experience bounty hunting. This is one reason they were so unsuccessful at capturing and returning her. The other reason is that Toph Bei Fong is just too badass to be contained. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Not even by metal]].

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** While its technically not their job. Xin Fu and Yu, a pair of professional Earthbenders, were also hired to capture Toph and return her to her parents (serving the role but never being called bounty hunters), but they had no experience bounty hunting. Xin Fu, however is willing to sell anyone out to the Fire Nation, because they pay more. This is one reason they were so unsuccessful at capturing and returning her. The other reason is that Toph Bei Fong is just too badass to be contained. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Not even by metal]].



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', [[BigBad Duke Igthorn]] hires the bounty hunter Flint Shrubwood, a CaptainErsatz of Creator/ClintEastwood's [[Film/DollarsTrilogy Man With No Name]].

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', [[BigBad Duke Igthorn]] hires the bounty hunter Flint Shrubwood, a CaptainErsatz of Creator/ClintEastwood's [[Film/DollarsTrilogy Man With No Name]]. He ended up turning on his client for welshing on his deal.
6th Mar '17 6:32:16 PM rjd1922
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* There's a large presence of bounty hunters (for relatively small bounties; large bounties are almost always for OneManArmy/PersonOfMassDestruction types that few people outside high-ranking Marines and fellow pirates could possibly take down) in the ''Manga/OnePiece'' world, given that one of the ways the government keeps crime in check is by offering rewards for captured or killed criminals. They, however, pay 30% less if the criminal is killed, as only a live criminal can be given a public execution. It is possible for a bounty to be for live capture only, though to date there is only one known example of this [[spoiler:involving a criminal who is also royalty]]. While given the nature of the story, most bounty targets are pirates, land-based criminals and the anti-government Revolutionary Army also qualify.

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* There's a large presence of bounty hunters (for relatively small bounties; large bounties are almost always for OneManArmy/PersonOfMassDestruction OneManArmy[=/=]PersonOfMassDestruction types that few people outside high-ranking Marines and fellow pirates could possibly take down) in the ''Manga/OnePiece'' world, given that one of the ways the government keeps crime in check is by offering rewards for captured or killed criminals. They, however, pay 30% less if the criminal is killed, as only a live criminal can be given a public execution. It is possible for a bounty to be for live capture only, though to date there is only one known example of this [[spoiler:involving a criminal who is also royalty]]. While given the nature of the story, most bounty targets are pirates, land-based criminals and the anti-government Revolutionary Army also qualify.
24th Feb '17 2:37:38 PM Sammettik
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* ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad''
* ''VideoGame/MetalSaga'' is entirely about this.
16th Feb '17 10:59:37 PM SamuraiMarmoset
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* TabletopGame/{{Rifts}} had a few variations on this; the core rulebook featured the "Tracer" class which was generically Bounty Hunter-themed (and featured a picture of a guy in vaguely Fett-like armor), but the "New West" SourceBook actually contained a Bounty Hunter class patterned after the classic Western archetype.
9th Feb '17 4:28:22 AM Mhazard
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* A Bug Bounty Program is a type of bounty for programmers to deal with bugs and exploits, in which the Bug Bounty Hunters search for the bugs with their programming skills and resolve them for a reward.
6th Feb '17 2:58:47 PM PlasmaTalon
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* The initial book for [[Creator/FantasyFlightGames Fantasy Flight's]] 2014 [[TabletopGame/StarWarsRoleplayingGame Starwars RPG]] has Bounty Hunter as one of the playable classes with three specializations. Gadgeteers in the vein of Boba Fett, who modify their weapons and armor to give them an advantage. Assassins adept at stealth and dealing ranged damage, and Survivalists skilled at tracking and surviving in the wild.

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* The initial book for [[Creator/FantasyFlightGames Fantasy Flight's]] 2014 [[TabletopGame/StarWarsRoleplayingGame Starwars RPG]] has Bounty Hunter as one of the playable classes with three specializations. Gadgeteers in the vein of Boba Fett, who modify their weapons and armor to give them an advantage. Assassins adept at stealth and dealing ranged damage, and Survivalists skilled at tracking and surviving in the wild. With the Martial Artist, Operator, and Skip Tracer specializations being added in the "No Disintegrations" SourceBook. As well as rules for running bounty hunting focused missions.
28th Jan '17 10:37:29 PM gewunomox
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* Lots of Richard K. Morgan's characters, including but not limited to Takeshi Kovacs from the ''Literature/AlteredCarbon'' series and Carl Marsalis from ''[[Literature/BlackMan Thirteen]],'' fall into some flavor of this trope. Kovacs is an ex-UN Special Forces operator who works as a private investigator, mercenary, and general hired gun, while Marsalis is ex-British Special Forces who specializes in hunting down genetically modified people on behalf of the government. Neither is a particularly nice guy, but then again, they don't inhabit very nice worlds either.

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* Lots of Richard K. Morgan's characters, including but not limited to Takeshi Kovacs from the ''Literature/AlteredCarbon'' ''Literature/TakeshiKovacs'' series and Carl Marsalis from ''[[Literature/BlackMan Thirteen]],'' fall into some flavor of this trope. Kovacs is an ex-UN Special Forces operator who works as a private investigator, mercenary, and general hired gun, while Marsalis is ex-British Special Forces who specializes in hunting down genetically modified people on behalf of the government. Neither is a particularly nice guy, but then again, they don't inhabit very nice worlds either.
19th Jan '17 9:22:05 PM Bored4Eternity
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* ''Series/{{PersonofInterest}}'': In episode 4.18, Frankie Wells is this, using the title as a pretense to hunt down her brother's killer.

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* ''Series/{{PersonofInterest}}'': ''Series/{{Person of Interest}}'': In episode 4.18, Frankie Wells is this, using the title as a pretense to hunt down her brother's killer.
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