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12th Mar '17 7:10:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''Film/MysteryMen'' (1999), a deliberate parody of superhero tropes, [[CorporateSponsoredSuperhero Lance Hunt]] pretends to be the millionaire benefactor of Captain Amazing when he is actually himself Captain Amazing. This character also fits the CorruptCorporateExecutive trope. It's implied that he made a lot of his money with advertising. Basically, imagine a Nascar racer fighting crime.

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* In ''Film/MysteryMen'' (1999), a deliberate parody of superhero tropes, [[CorporateSponsoredSuperhero Lance Hunt]] pretends to be the millionaire benefactor of Captain Amazing when he is actually himself Captain Amazing. This character also fits the CorruptCorporateExecutive trope. It's implied that he made a lot of his money with advertising. Basically, imagine a Nascar UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} racer fighting crime.
5th Mar '17 10:10:25 AM Bissek
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* ''MANTIS'' was a short lived prime time crime fighter show on FOX centring around a wealthy robotics engineer who was left paraplegic after stopping a stray bullet when an armed robbery ended in a shootout with the police. He designed and prototyped [[CoolWheelchair a powered exoskeleton]] to restore his mobility, apparently in his free time, then realised the inherent potential for awesome that this represented and turned it into a suit of full-on PoweredArmor.

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* ''MANTIS'' was a short lived prime time crime fighter show on FOX centring centering around a wealthy robotics engineer who was left paraplegic after stopping a stray bullet when an armed robbery ended in a shootout with the police. He designed and prototyped [[CoolWheelchair a powered exoskeleton]] to restore his mobility, apparently in his free time, then realised the inherent potential for awesome that this represented and turned it into a suit of full-on PoweredArmor.




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* The premise of ''Series/{{APB}}'' is billionaire Gideon Reeves paying the mayor of Chicago $90 million to take over a police district, and then equipping it with high-tech gear of his own design, most of which the Chicago PD would never have been able to afford if they'd had to get a budget request for said things past the mayor's office instead of having the head of a major high technology firm giving them the stuff for free.
11th Feb '17 8:24:37 PM Snowy66
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Has the protagonist Oliver Queen using his family's fortune to engineer high-tech gear in his crusade to fight crime. He can also take a less direct approach, such as using his wealth to buy a priceless jewel to serve as bait for a jewel thief.
--> '''Oliver''': "You know us billionaire vigilantes... we ''do'' love our toys."
5th Feb '17 8:16:48 AM AnotherDuck
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* In most {{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs this is one of the ways to get powerful. Want that uber-awesome gun? Buy it. Especially '[[AllegedlyFreeGame free]]' games with micro transactions where you can buy (with real money) the best armor and weapons in the game if you fork over 50 bucks.
10th Aug '16 2:44:43 AM narm00
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*** Of course, this comes to a head during the New 52, where thanks to the devastation of ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'' and [[VillainSue The]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]], Nightwing spends a good part of his stay in Chicago (relatively) dirt poor--and thanks to the demolition of the Bat Family's trust on each other and personal pride, he pointedly refused to ask Bruce for financial help.

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*** Of course, this comes to a head during the New 52, where thanks to the devastation of ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'' and [[VillainSue The]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]], Nightwing spends a good part of his stay in Chicago (relatively) dirt poor--and thanks to the demolition of the Bat Family's trust on of each other and personal pride, he pointedly refused to ask Bruce for financial help.



* Deconstructed in Comicbook/{{MarshalLaw}}, the Private Eye (a Batman expy) battles crime with his genetic enhancements and family fortune funded equipment. [[spoiler: But the real reason he's fighting crime is to lash out at his parents using him as a guinea pig and make sure that no one can take away his wealth after he had his parents murdered. And his crime-fighting methods are so brutal, that violent crime has actually gone up significantly]]

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* Deconstructed in Comicbook/{{MarshalLaw}}, Comicbook/MarshalLaw, the Private Eye (a Batman expy) battles crime with his genetic enhancements and family fortune funded equipment. [[spoiler: But the real reason he's fighting crime is to lash out at his parents using him as a guinea pig and make sure that no one can take away his wealth after he had his parents murdered. And his crime-fighting methods are so brutal, that violent crime has actually gone up significantly]]



* The only reason that the ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers'' were able to survive (up until their official status) as a superteam was via Big Bertha's superpowers: her ability to control her body shape. Crimefighting, she grows huge and strong enough to bounce bullets and semis. Day job? Supermodel.

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* The only reason that the ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers'' were able to survive (up until their official status) as a superteam was via Big Bertha's superpowers: superpower: her ability to control her body shape. Crimefighting, she grows huge and strong enough to bounce bullets and semis. Day job? Supermodel.



* Inverted with the ''ComicBook/XMen'' character Arcade, an obscenely wealthy NightmareFetishist who uses his vast resources to become a super-''villain'' ForTheEvulz. Ostensibly, he's a ProfessionalKiller, but his [[AmusementParkOfDoom Murderworlds]] cost so much to build and maintain that -- even at a standard fee of $1 million a hit -- he never turns a profit. Recently, he took it UpToEleven in the ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' series, in which he bankrolled the creation of a Murderworld the size of a small country in Antarctica, in which [[ClarkesThirdLaw ultra-high-tech devices]] granted him RealityWarper powers on the premises.

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* Inverted with the ''ComicBook/XMen'' character Arcade, an obscenely wealthy NightmareFetishist who uses his vast resources to become a super-''villain'' ForTheEvulz. Ostensibly, he's a ProfessionalKiller, but his [[AmusementParkOfDoom Murderworlds]] cost so much to build and maintain that -- even at a standard fee of $1 million a hit -- he never turns a profit. Recently, he He took it UpToEleven in the ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' series, in which he bankrolled the creation of a Murderworld the size of a small country in Antarctica, in which [[ClarkesThirdLaw ultra-high-tech devices]] granted him RealityWarper powers on the premises.
24th Jul '16 10:59:53 PM lorgskyegon
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* Jayne Cobb from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' joined up with Mal while having him at gunpoint after Mal offered him a bigger share of the profits and his own room.
19th Jul '16 5:11:09 AM Arivne
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** As evidenced by the quote above, Princess from can be a challenge for the girls due to being super rich.

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** As evidenced by the quote above, the villain Princess from can be a challenge for the girls due to being super rich.



* In the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E13DoPrincessesDreamOfMagicSheep Do Princesses Dream Of Magic Sheep]]'', Filthy Rich's dream avatar develops a rather literal take on this, summoning golden bits to ride and shoot the dream monster with.

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* In the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E13DoPrincessesDreamOfMagicSheep "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E13DoPrincessesDreamOfMagicSheep Do Princesses Dream Of Magic Sheep]]'', Sheep]]", Filthy Rich's dream avatar develops a rather literal take on this, summoning golden bits to ride and shoot the dream monster with.
19th Jul '16 5:00:45 AM Arivne
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** ''''TabletopGame/RogueTrader'' takes this UpToEleven. Your characters are typically the titular Rogue Traders and are merchant princes or planetary nobility capable of owning whole solar systems. Barring a horrific financial crash or being a fallen house, when your character character goes to the market they roll to see what is available for them to buy, not what they can afford. This is because it's assumed that naturally almost everything except for huge fleets of space battleships is easily affordable to your character. You can easily afford multiple palaces, whether that planet has any available at the moment is another story. Since the vast majority of your enemies are lawless pirates, alien scum and evil cultists - you even fit the billing of crimefighting albeit mostly for your own sake.

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** ''''TabletopGame/RogueTrader'' ''TabletopGame/RogueTrader'' takes this UpToEleven. Your characters are typically the titular Rogue Traders and are merchant princes or planetary nobility capable of owning whole solar systems. Barring a horrific financial crash or being a fallen house, when your character character goes to the market they roll to see what is available for them to buy, not what they can afford. This is because it's assumed that naturally almost everything except for huge fleets of space battleships is easily affordable to your character. You can easily afford multiple palaces, whether that planet has any available at the moment is another story. Since the vast majority of your enemies are lawless pirates, alien scum and evil cultists - you even fit the billing of crimefighting albeit mostly for your own sake.
19th Jul '16 4:51:54 AM Arivne
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* Ex-New Mutant, ex-X-Men, and current Avenger, Sunspot recently did this. He is fantastically rich, owning a Brazilian tv network and a large chunk of the land. So he easily has enough money to buy out the science crime organization AIM (these are the guys whose past projects include making the Cosmic Cube, Super-Adaptoid and Modok) after he realized that they'd be more than happy to turn their science to benevolent aims so long as they have the money and not get assaulted by mutants, super-soldiers and/or sociopathic vigilantes. Now he runs them as one of his own enterprises as well as a personal HQ and scientific think-tank (he has no brains for mad science so he uses theirs).

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* Ex-New Mutant, ex-X-Men, and current Avenger, Sunspot recently did this. He is fantastically rich, owning a Brazilian tv TV network and a large chunk of the land. So he easily has enough money to buy out the science crime organization AIM (these are the guys whose past projects include making the Cosmic Cube, Super-Adaptoid and Modok) after he realized that they'd be more than happy to turn their science to benevolent aims so long as they have the money and not get assaulted by mutants, super-soldiers and/or sociopathic vigilantes. Now he runs them as one of his own enterprises as well as a personal HQ and scientific think-tank (he has no brains for mad science so he uses theirs).
19th Jul '16 4:48:12 AM Arivne
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* Inverted and played straight at the same time by Kisugi sisters from ''Manga/CatsEye''. They are a trio of [[ClassyCatBurglar cat burglars]] and inheritors of a massive fortune that they spent on committing art thefts and heists, wile they also use it to defeat dangerous criminals and help police catch VillainOfTheWeek.

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* Inverted and played straight at the same time by Kisugi sisters from ''Manga/CatsEye''. They are a trio of [[ClassyCatBurglar cat burglars]] and inheritors of a massive fortune that they spent on committing art thefts and heists, wile while they also use it to defeat dangerous criminals and help police catch VillainOfTheWeek.
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