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3rd Mar '18 10:13:23 AM BattleMaster
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* Averted in ''Disney/TheRescuers''. The film has a location named Devil's Bayou, which could be located in Louisiana or Texas. Either way, it is a swamp with alligators in it. The swamp folks living there seem to have some hillbilly qualities, like Luke who drinks strong liquor that turns out to be gasoline. However, they turn out to be rather friendly, and actually aided in the rescue of Penny from Medusa, Snoops, Brutus and Nero.
24th Feb '18 9:11:52 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Back to the 50s'', SClub7 encounters one of these in [[TheFifties Fifties]] California.

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* In ''Back to the 50s'', SClub7 Music/SClub7 encounters one of these in [[TheFifties Fifties]] California.
24th Feb '18 5:17:05 PM foxley
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* ''Film/RedHill'': Old Bill is the local police inspector, and he dispenses justice if, when and how he sees fit. He also has distinct ideas of what the future of the town should be, and reacts harshly to any critics of his vision.
26th Jan '18 3:03:52 AM foxley
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* TV shows composed of traveling 'Heros For Hire', such as ''Series/TheATeam'', ''Series/KnightRider'', or ''Series/MacGyver'', often have the heroes run across corrupt hicks. (It's related to the WalkingTheEarth thing.) See, for example, the short-lived '80s show ''Series/TheMaster'', starring Lee Van Cleef, about an American ninja and his student. Four of the episodes were turned into the ''Series/MasterNinja'' movies -- two of which were shown on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.

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* TV shows composed of traveling 'Heros For Hire', such as ''Series/TheATeam'', ''Series/KnightRider'', or ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Series/MacGyver1985'', often have the heroes run across corrupt hicks. (It's related to the WalkingTheEarth thing.) See, for example, the short-lived '80s show ''Series/TheMaster'', starring Lee Van Cleef, about an American ninja and his student. Four of the episodes were turned into the ''Series/MasterNinja'' movies -- two of which were shown on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
24th Jan '18 10:00:39 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Miss Gulch in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' is a rare female example -- there's a reason she [[ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou appears]] as the WickedWitch in Dorothy's DreamLand. Admittedly, the worst we see her do is get the sheriff to order Dorothy's dog Toto killed, and even that was because Toto kept chasing Gulch's cat and eventually bit Gulch on the leg. But presumably, Gulch neglected to tell the sheriff that Toto only bit her because she ''attacked him with a rake'', which is DisproportionateRetribution for a terrier chasing a cat. And even chasing a cat wouldn't reasonably make little Toto the "menace to the community" that Gulch tries to paint him as. At any rate, Auntie Em certainly paints Miss Gulch this way in a defiant TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:

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* Miss Gulch in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' is a rare female example -- there's a reason she [[ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou appears]] as the WickedWitch in Dorothy's DreamLand. Admittedly, the worst we see her do is get the sheriff to order Dorothy's dog Toto killed, and even that was because Toto kept chasing Gulch's cat and eventually bit Gulch on the leg. But presumably, Gulch neglected to tell the sheriff that Toto only bit her because she ''attacked him with a rake'', which is DisproportionateRetribution for a terrier chasing a cat. And even chasing a cat wouldn't reasonably make little Toto the "menace to the community" that Gulch tries to paint him as. At any rate, Auntie Em certainly paints describes Miss Gulch this way in a defiant TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
24th Dec '17 10:53:39 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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-->'''Auntie Em:''' Almira Gulch, just because you own half the county doesn't mean that you have the power to run the rest of us. For twenty-three years, I've been dying to tell you what I thought of you! And now...well, being a Christian woman, I can't say it.

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-->'''Auntie Em:''' Almira Gulch, just because you own half the county doesn't mean that you have the power to run the rest of us. For twenty-three years, I've been dying to tell you what I thought of you! you. And now...well, being a Christian woman, I can't say it.
23rd Dec '17 9:54:12 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Miss Gulch in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' is a rare female example -- there's a reason she [[ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou appears]] as the WickedWitch in Dorothy's DreamLand. Admittedly, the worst we see her do is get the sheriff to order Dorothy's dog Toto killed, and even that was because Toto kept chasing Gulch's cat and eventually bit Gulch on the leg. But presumably, Gulch neglected to tell the sheriff that Toto only bit her because she ''attacked him with a rake'', which is DisproportionateRetribution for a terrier chasing a cat. And even chasing a cat wouldn't reasonably make little Toto the "menace to the community" that Gulch tries to paint him as. At any rate, Auntie Em certainly paints Miss Gulch this way in a defiant TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
-->'''Auntie Em:''' Almira Gulch, just because you own half the county doesn't mean that you have the power to run the rest of us. For twenty-three years, I've been dying to tell you what I thought of you! And now...well, being a Christian woman, I can't say it.



* Creator/WilliamFaulkner's Snopes trilogy (and many works set in Yonknawhatever County [[note]]Yoknapawtapha County[[/note]]) has these in abundance. Flem Snopes steals from everyone, gets his own relatives arrested (intentionally), and also basically controls the entire county - everyone owes him money.

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* Creator/WilliamFaulkner's Snopes trilogy (and many works set in Yonknawhatever County [[note]]Yoknapawtapha County[[note]]Yoknapawtapha County[[/note]]) has these in abundance. Flem Snopes steals from everyone, gets his own relatives arrested (intentionally), and also basically controls the entire county - everyone owes him money.
21st Dec '17 8:00:21 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/RiverOfTeeth'', Travers rules the Harriet. Through various means involving business machinations and the occasional burned down ranch he has managed to secure the exclusive rights to own businesses on the Harriet. Though technically he has to follow federal law as much as everyone else, the Harriet is in such a remote location and has gained enough reputation as a lawless place that he basically does what he wants, including throwing cheating customers to the feral hippos and ordering around the rangers assigned to the Gate.
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.
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