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5th Dec '16 7:34:06 PM BattleMaster
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* Averted twice in ''Film/TheSting'':
** First, Hooker would happily kill Doyle in revenge for Luther's death, but admits that he doesn't have the skills needed to do so and therefore settles for swindling him out of a fortune instead.
** Second [[spoiler: as part of the final con Henry uses a revolver loaded with blanks to "kill" Hooker before he himself is "killed" by a fellow conman masquerading as a federal agent, thus leaving Doyle thinking that both of them are dead so he won't come looking for revenge]].
15th Nov '16 12:10:58 PM Mooncalf
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* The titular ''Film/OlsenBanden'' and their Norwegian and Swedish counterparts consistently avoid carrying guns, as their plans primarily rely on cunning and trickery, and allows them to maintain a LovableRogue image. Their less moral antagonists sometimes carry guns, or employ thugs that do. This is at one point lampshaded by Dr Busé (who's a newcomer to the Swedish group) who asks why they, being criminals, don't have guns. (Vanheden responds by showing how far cunning and trickery can actually get you.)
13th Oct '16 3:28:48 PM Sharlee
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** Kieth, the Stupid-Looking Kid from ''Discworld/TheAmazzingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'', never carries any weapons or even throws a punch. Granted, it's easy to get by without a weapon if you have a Clan of intelligent rats traveling with you who ''aren't'' averse to fighting.

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** Kieth, the Stupid-Looking Kid from ''Discworld/TheAmazzingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'', ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'', never carries any weapons or even throws a punch. Granted, it's easy to get by without a weapon if you have a Clan of intelligent rats traveling with you who ''aren't'' averse to fighting.
13th Oct '16 3:28:17 PM Sharlee
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** Kieth, the Stupid-Looking Kid from ''Discworld/TheAmazzingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'', never carries any weapons or even throws a punch. Granted, it's easy to get by without a weapon if you have a Clan of intelligent rats traveling with you who ''aren't'' averse to fighting.
12th Oct '16 8:43:34 AM erforce
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* Captain Jack Sparrow of the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' franchise will usually go out of his way to avoid killing or violence, preferring to sneak and con his way out of situations; as noted by Barbossa in the first film: "Now you see, Jack, that's exactly the attitude that lost you the Pearl. People are easier to search when they're dead." [[spoiler:The only time he shoots somebody is when he uses [[LeaveBehindAPistol the pistol he was marroned with]] to shoot Barbarossa at the end of the first film.]]

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* Captain Jack Sparrow of the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' franchise will usually go out of his way to avoid killing or violence, preferring to sneak and con his way out of situations; as noted by Barbossa in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film: film]]: "Now you see, Jack, that's exactly the attitude that lost you the Pearl.''Pearl''. People are easier to search when they're dead." [[spoiler:The only time he shoots somebody is when he uses [[LeaveBehindAPistol the pistol he was marroned with]] to shoot Barbarossa at the end of the first film.]]
25th Aug '16 5:47:52 PM Valiona
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* Aiber in ''Manga/DeathNote''.

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* Aiber in ''Manga/DeathNote''. His profile notes that he dislikes violence, and he refuses to take a gun when preparing to ambush Higuchi.
19th Aug '16 8:22:37 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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On the other hand, it is quite often a point of pride -- [[EvenEvilHasStandards guns are beneath them]]. After all, they aren't called [[ConArtist the con]] ''[[ConArtist artist]]'' for nothing -- a truly good conman makes people do his bidding with ''cunning''. [[JustShootHim Just threatening to shoot somebody]] is [[ConsummateProfessional inelegant]], if not outright ''cheating''.

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On the other hand, it is quite often a point of pride -- [[EvenEvilHasStandards guns are beneath them]]. After all, they aren't called [[ConArtist the con]] ''[[ConArtist artist]]'' for nothing -- a truly good conman makes people do his bidding with ''cunning''. [[JustShootHim Just threatening to shoot somebody]] is [[ConsummateProfessional crude and inelegant]], if not outright ''cheating''.
18th May '16 12:55:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* None of the cons in the ''OceansEleven'' films like to use guns. The only time they do is when they're impersonating [[spoiler:a SWAT team]]. In the third film, Linus shows professional disdain when a self-proclaimed master thief robs him with a gun. After taking his loot, the master thief reveals that the gun was empty.

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* None of the cons in the ''OceansEleven'' ''Film/OceansEleven'' films like to use guns. The only time they do is when they're impersonating [[spoiler:a SWAT team]]. In the third film, Linus shows professional disdain when a self-proclaimed master thief robs him with a gun. After taking his loot, the master thief reveals that the gun was empty.



* Captain Jack Sparrow of the PiratesOfTheCaribbean franchise will usually go out of his way to avoid killing or violence, preferring to sneak and con his way out of situations; as noted by Barbossa in the first film: "Now you see, Jack, that's exactly the attitude that lost you the Pearl. People are easier to search when they're dead." [[spoiler:The only time he shoots somebody is when he uses [[LeaveBehindAPistol the pistol he was marroned with]] to shoot Barbarossa at the end of the first film.]]

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* Captain Jack Sparrow of the PiratesOfTheCaribbean ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' franchise will usually go out of his way to avoid killing or violence, preferring to sneak and con his way out of situations; as noted by Barbossa in the first film: "Now you see, Jack, that's exactly the attitude that lost you the Pearl. People are easier to search when they're dead." [[spoiler:The only time he shoots somebody is when he uses [[LeaveBehindAPistol the pistol he was marroned with]] to shoot Barbarossa at the end of the first film.]]
17th Apr '16 9:35:30 AM Austin
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* In Lawrence Block's ''BernieRhodenbarr'' series, Bernie, a burglar and conman, fears guns, as he tends to picture them being used on him.

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* In Lawrence Block's ''BernieRhodenbarr'' ''Literature/BernieRhodenbarr'' series, Bernie, a burglar and conman, fears guns, as he tends to picture them being used on him.
19th Mar '16 8:58:25 AM Hossmeister
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