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11th Aug '17 8:26:41 PM Daedalis
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* Benjamin Hickory of ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' is a textbook example: as owner of the town's primary industry he's accustomed to getting whatever he asks for from law enforcement and local government. He pays well both for doing what he asks and for doing things to those who don't do what he asks.
18th Jul '17 8:09:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/NothingButTrouble'': Judge Alvin Valkenheiser -- and how!.

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* ''Film/NothingButTrouble'': Judge Alvin Valkenheiser -- and how!.how! Valkenvania is basically his personal fiefdom (his mansion is even built like a castle, complete with moat). Plus his whole operation consists of having his [[DirtyCop deputized family members]] arrest criminals (both [[AssholeVictim real]] and [[DisproportionateRetribution imagined]]) who journey through the town before [[HangingJudge executing them]] so they can loot their cars and other belongings.
29th May '17 5:30:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Hunter}}'': While Hunter and [=McCall=] are escorting a prisoner through a small Midwestern town, a local girl is raped and beaten and the incident is blamed on the prisoner. In fact, the culprit is the Sheriff, who has been abusing his power and his position as the stepson of the richest man in town.
18th Apr '17 11:04:36 AM Hanz
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** The Rich Texan has frequently been shown as a doing anything for money, yet does have a good side (he does love his gay son).

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** The [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep Rich Texan Texan]] has frequently been shown as a doing anything for money, yet does have a good side (he does love his gay son).
11th Apr '17 10:45:05 PM Az_Tech341
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One of the most obvious hallmarks of a town run by a Corrupt Hick is the apparent lack of a judicial system. It seems the Corrupt Hick can just go around arresting whoever he wants for no reason without them ever getting a trial. If there's a courthouse in town, it's certainly not being used. (On the rare occasion there is a trial, it ''will'' have a HangingJudge who ''will'' be on the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney payroll]].) In all these respects, the Corrupt Hick is effectively a modern-day version of the FeudalOverlord of yore. The fact that he was probably elected due to his popularity will usually be ignored, though expect him to be a CorruptPolitician who buys his elections if this comes up.

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One of the most obvious hallmarks of a town run by a Corrupt Hick is the apparent lack of a judicial system. It seems the Corrupt Hick can just go around arresting whoever whomever he wants for no reason without them ever getting a trial. If there's a courthouse in town, it's certainly not being used. (On the rare occasion there is a trial, it ''will'' have a HangingJudge who ''will'' be on the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney payroll]].) In all these respects, the Corrupt Hick is effectively a modern-day version of the FeudalOverlord of yore. The fact that he was probably elected due to his popularity will usually be ignored, though expect him to be a CorruptPolitician who buys his elections if this comes up.



WalkingTheEarth shows, particularly those set in the modern day, run into a ''lot'' of these. And virtually every adventure series or cop show made in the 1970s, whether it be ''Series/{{Cannon}}'' or ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' or ''Series/WonderWoman'' had at least one episode featuring the corrupt hick scenario (so much so in fact that it's fair to refer to this not only as a trope, but a full-out cliché).


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WalkingTheEarth shows, particularly those set in the modern day, run into a ''lot'' of these. And virtually every adventure series or cop show made in the 1970s, whether it be ''Series/{{Cannon}}'' or ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' or ''Series/WonderWoman'' had at least one episode featuring the corrupt hick scenario (so much so in fact that it's fair to refer to this not only as a trope, but a full-out cliché).

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8th Apr '17 1:48:08 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** For particularly creepy hillbillies, expect to hear [[{{Deliverance}} "Dueling Banjos"]]. (This is a conflation of the two [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame things people generally know about the film]]- that song and rapist hillbillies. In the actual film, they had nothing to do with one another.)

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** For particularly creepy hillbillies, expect to hear [[{{Deliverance}} [[Film/{{Deliverance}} "Dueling Banjos"]]. (This is a conflation of the two [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame things people generally know about the film]]- that song and rapist hillbillies. In the actual film, they had nothing to do with one another.)
18th Mar '17 11:50:27 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': NathanFillion's "Caleb", an [[SinisterMinister evil southern preacher]] aligned with the [[BigBad First Evil]], from the seventh season, is played to fit the trope.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': NathanFillion's Creator/NathanFillion's "Caleb", an [[SinisterMinister evil southern preacher]] aligned with the [[BigBad First Evil]], from the seventh season, is played to fit the trope.
27th Feb '17 4:29:10 PM redandready45
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27th Feb '17 4:28:38 PM redandready45
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* ''FanFic/AGreatAndPowerfulHeart'': Sheriff Brass runs the small rural town of Promise. In his first scene, he threatens to lock Trixie up indefenitely over [[FelonyMisdemeanor a minor technicality]]. [[spoiler: Later, it is revealed he's a member of Filli Terram, a group of earth pony bigots, and that [[WouldHurtAChild he abandoned two children to die for not being earth ponies]] ]].

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* ''FanFic/AGreatAndPowerfulHeart'': Sheriff Brass runs the small rural town of Promise. In his first scene, he threatens to lock Trixie up indefenitely over [[FelonyMisdemeanor a minor technicality]].technicality]] unless he does his bidding. [[spoiler: Later, it is revealed he's a member of Filli Terram, a group of earth pony bigots, and that [[WouldHurtAChild he abandoned two children to die for not being earth ponies]] ]].
27th Feb '17 4:27:25 PM redandready45
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* ''FanFic/AGreatAndPowerfulHeart'': Sheriff Brass runs the small rural town of Promise. In his first scene, he threatens to lock Trixie up indefenitely over [[FelonyMisdemeanor a minor technicality]]. [[spoiler: Later, it is revealed he's a member of Filli Terram, a group of earth pony bigots, and that [[WouldHurtAChild he abandoned two children to die for not being earth ponies]] ]].
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