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31st Jan '16 1:21:33 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* A staple of Suda51 console games; You play as one of these in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', and fight your way to the top of a different group in ''NoMoreHeroes''.
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* A staple of Suda51 console games; You play as one of these in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', and fight your way to the top of a different group in ''NoMoreHeroes''.''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''.
13th Jan '16 9:49:38 AM AHI-3000
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* On ''TheBoondocks'', Gin Rummy tells the tale of Bushido Brown fending off a group of these hired by the beef industry to take out Oprah Winfrey, including pastiches of WalkerTexasRanger and Billy Jack.
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* On ''TheBoondocks'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Gin Rummy tells the tale of Bushido Brown fending off a group of these hired by the beef industry to take out Oprah Winfrey, including pastiches of WalkerTexasRanger and Billy Jack.
21st Oct '15 1:53:29 PM Willbyr
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* In ''UntilDeathDoUsPart'', one of these was called against Mamoru by Edge Turus. Notable in that the "target" then [[spoiler:spread the word that he'd be in a certain location at a specific time, and when they gathered there, took out the assassins all at once]].
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* In ''UntilDeathDoUsPart'', ''Manga/UntilDeathDoUsPart'', one of these was called against Mamoru by Edge Turus. Notable in that the "target" then [[spoiler:spread the word that he'd be in a certain location at a specific time, and when they gathered there, took out the assassins all at once]].
17th Oct '15 6:09:58 PM foxley
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%%* The mercenaries sent by Skeletor in the live action ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse''

* [[Film/MastersOfTheUniverse Skeletor]] hires a group of mercenaries to follow He-Man and the others to Earth to recover the Cosmic Key. They consist of the MasterSwordsman Blade, the [[BeastMan Beast Man]], the [[LizardFolk reptilian Saurod]], and the [[HookHand hook-handed Karg]]. When they fail in their first mission and return empty-handed to Skeletor, [[YouHaveFailedMe he kills Saurod and forces Evil Lyn to join them]].
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* [[Film/MastersOfTheUniverse Skeletor]] In ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse'', Skeletor hires a group of mercenaries to follow He-Man and the others to Earth to recover the Cosmic Key. They consist of the MasterSwordsman Blade, the [[BeastMan Beast Man]], the [[LizardFolk reptilian Saurod]], and the [[HookHand hook-handed Karg]]. When they fail in their first mission and return empty-handed to Skeletor, [[YouHaveFailedMe he kills Saurod and forces Evil Lyn to join them]].
17th Oct '15 4:00:19 PM SamuraiMarmoset
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* [[Film/MastersOfTheUniverse Skeletor]] hires a group of mercenaries to follow He-Man and the others to Earth to recover the Cosmic Key. They consist of the MasterSwordsman Blade, the [[BeastMan Beast Man]], the [[LizardFolk reptilian Saurod]], and the [[HookHand hook-handed Karg]]. When they fail in their first mission and return empty-handed to Skeletor, [[YouHaveFailedMe he kills Saurod and forces Evil Lyn to join them]].
10th Oct '15 10:28:01 AM nombretomado
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* In the NewFiftyTwo series of ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn'', a $2 million bounty is placed on Harley's head, bring a veritable army of hired killers out of the woodwork to try to claim it.
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* In the NewFiftyTwo ComicBook/{{New 52}} series of ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn'', a $2 million bounty is placed on Harley's head, bring a veritable army of hired killers out of the woodwork to try to claim it.
25th Sep '15 5:11:18 PM nombretomado
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* {{Hawkeye}} was subject to one of these in ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers Spotlight]]'' #24-25 when Crossfire put a bounty on his arm.
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* {{Hawkeye}} ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} was subject to one of these in ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers Spotlight]]'' #24-25 when Crossfire put a bounty on his arm.
7th Sep '15 12:20:07 AM 10-13-2
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In a story that wishes to evoke an "international" flavor, all the killers may make no secret of their [[EvilForeigner creepy foreignness]] and might even [[CultureEqualsCostume dress as mildly absurd ethnic stereotypes]]. It's not unusual for some of them to be political radicals or even terrorists who are taking a break from their usual "hobbies."
7th Sep '15 12:14:26 AM 10-13-2
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* The Red Triangle Circus Gang in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' is about as literal as this trope can possibly get. True to their name, they are indeed ex-circus performers and WrestlingDoesntPay continue to dress as clowns, acrobats, and various other circus people while serving as the Penguin's shock troops, apparently because [[WrestlingDoesntPay Crime Doesn't Pay]] (although we get subtle hints here and there that some may be [[PunchClockVillain ordinary street toughs looking for work]], or even [[StockholmSyndrome kidnapped and brainwashed children who have come to look upon the Penguin as a father-figure]]). More to the point of this trope, they function as a sort of highly anarchic guerrilla fighting force with every weapon known to man: machine guns, rocket launchers, ninja weapons, various incendiary devices, and (in the Nintendo spin-off video game and various other adaptations) swords, knives, and pitchforks. The only way in which they don't fit the trope is that the Penguin isn't paying them, which makes one wonder why they're working for him in the first place.
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* The Red Triangle Circus Gang in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' is about as literal as this trope can possibly get. True to their name, they are indeed ex-circus performers and WrestlingDoesntPay continue to dress as clowns, acrobats, and various other circus people while serving as the Penguin's shock troops, apparently because [[WrestlingDoesntPay Crime Doesn't Pay]] (although we get subtle hints here and there that some may be [[PunchClockVillain ordinary street toughs looking for work]], or even [[StockholmSyndrome kidnapped and brainwashed children who have come to look upon the Penguin as a father-figure]]). More to the point of this trope, they function as a sort of highly anarchic guerrilla fighting force with every weapon known to man: machine guns, rocket launchers, ninja weapons, various incendiary devices, and (in the Nintendo spin-off video game and various other adaptations) swords, knives, and pitchforks. The only way in which they don't fit the trope is that the Penguin isn't paying them, which makes one wonder why they're working for him in the first place. We do get subtle hints here and there that some of them may be [[PunchClockVillain ordinary street toughs looking for something to do]], or even [[StockholmSyndrome kidnapped and brainwashed children who have come to look upon the Penguin as a father-figure]]).
7th Sep '15 12:12:36 AM 10-13-2
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* The Red Triangle Circus Gang in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' is about as literal as this trope can possibly get. True to their name, they are indeed ex-circus performers and [[WrestlingDoesntPay continue to dress as clowns, acrobats, and various other circus people while serving as the Penguin's shock troops]]. More to the point of this trope, they function as a sort of highly anarchic guerrilla fighting force with every weapon known to man: machine guns, rocket launchers, ninja weapons, various incendiary devices, and (in the Nintendo spin-off video game and various other adaptations) swords, knives, and pitchforks. The only way in which they don't fit the trope is that the Penguin isn't paying them, which makes one wonder why they're working for him in the first place.
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* The Red Triangle Circus Gang in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' is about as literal as this trope can possibly get. True to their name, they are indeed ex-circus performers and [[WrestlingDoesntPay WrestlingDoesntPay continue to dress as clowns, acrobats, and various other circus people while serving as the Penguin's shock troops]].troops, apparently because [[WrestlingDoesntPay Crime Doesn't Pay]] (although we get subtle hints here and there that some may be [[PunchClockVillain ordinary street toughs looking for work]], or even [[StockholmSyndrome kidnapped and brainwashed children who have come to look upon the Penguin as a father-figure]]). More to the point of this trope, they function as a sort of highly anarchic guerrilla fighting force with every weapon known to man: machine guns, rocket launchers, ninja weapons, various incendiary devices, and (in the Nintendo spin-off video game and various other adaptations) swords, knives, and pitchforks. The only way in which they don't fit the trope is that the Penguin isn't paying them, which makes one wonder why they're working for him in the first place.
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