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3rd Feb '16 3:07:46 AM IHateAlmostEverything
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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.
31st Jan '16 9:40:37 AM kikiandlala
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* 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]]
30th Dec '15 2:02:40 PM Anddrix
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*** In an issue of ''Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}'' he managed to get mercenary villain-team-member Mirror Master over to his side simply by offering him a raise over what SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor was paying.

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*** In an issue of ''Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}'' he managed to get mercenary villain-team-member Mirror Master over to his side simply by offering him a raise over what SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor was paying.
6th Nov '15 8:17:08 AM StFan
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10th Oct '15 9:38:58 AM R1ck
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* A handful of wealthy philanthropists, including Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, are trying to ''really'' address major problems like cancer and famine by pouring money into research. They're actually getting somewhere...
18th Sep '15 8:52:26 PM Gitaxias
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* Charles Adair from ''Literature/SuperPowereds''. While he doesn't actually go into the field, he manages to bring down most of the Sons of Progress by bankrolling them and then tracking the money and offering anonymous tips to the Heroes.
27th Aug '15 3:19:37 PM zylon
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*** Dick Grayson has enough money to finance his crimefighting career, buy out the circus he used to perform in, save it from financial ruin, and tweak the formula enough to turn it into a success. He also takes on various real-world jobs from time-to time (Such as being a cop), not because he has to, but because he has enough money that is ''doesn't matter'' what he does during the day and so he does whatever the hell he feels like.
*** 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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*** Dick Grayson has enough money to finance his crimefighting career, buy out the circus he used to perform in, save it from financial ruin, and tweak the formula enough to turn it into a success. He also takes on various real-world jobs from time-to time (Such as being a cop), not because he has to, but because he has enough money that is it ''doesn't matter'' what he does during the day and so he does whatever the hell he feels like.
*** 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 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.
25th Aug '15 11:22:53 PM IronicMouse
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': The ''Retaliation'' expansion to the multiplayer added [[ProudMerchantRace volus]] characters. While they are the least effective race in combat, they can afford to buy the very best tech and biotic equipment that the galaxy can offer, allowing them to fight side by side with krogan battlemasters and asari justicars.
18th Aug '15 7:49:28 AM MechWarrior
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** In a humorous variation, Batman has also used his fortune to simply bribe the villains to stop whatever it is they're doing. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Arguably the best moment]] came in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', when the Ultra-Humanite agreed to betray the rest of the villains after Batman offered to pay double what Lex Luthor was paying him, which he uses to make a huge donation to American public broadcasting. Unlike the rest of the villains, who were all shown to be in a bad mood in jail at the end of the episode (especially Luthor, who is ''really'' pissed in the cell next to him), the Ultra-Humanite was happy and content as [[LuxuryPrisonSuite classical music was piped into his cell.]]

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** In a humorous variation, Batman has also used his fortune to simply bribe the villains to stop whatever it is they're doing. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Arguably the best moment]] came in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', when the Ultra-Humanite agreed to betray the rest of the villains after Batman offered to pay double what Lex Luthor was paying him, which he uses to make a huge donation to American public broadcasting. Unlike the rest of the villains, who were all shown to be in a bad mood in jail at the end of the episode (especially Luthor, who is ''really'' pissed in the cell next to him), the Ultra-Humanite was happy and content as [[LuxuryPrisonSuite classical music was piped into his cell.]]
11th Aug '15 12:57:38 AM Zaptech
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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'' even as a Spectre or Cerberus Operative, Shepard pays for all their Weapons and Equipment to defeat the Reapers. Although subverted with the latter as [[EnemyMine Cerberus]] pays Shepard for a job well done and sometimes gives them powerful equipment for free.
** Spectres in general seem to be self-funded (or, at least, receive no funding from the Council), with Saren partially owning several companies and one DLC character working for the Shadow Broker. Why the Alliance doesn't help the first human Spectre with more than just giving him a ship and crew (which, yes, is quite a bit of funding on their part, but not really enough for the job he's supposed to do) is anyone's guess.
** There is a difference between CrimefightingWithCash and crimefighting with taxpayer appropriated funding. The former gives you the full freedom to do whatever you wish with your money. The latter forces you to justify your expenses and convince some budgetary oversight committee that you are not being wasteful with taxpayer credits. And the Alliance being a parliamentary democracy, would definitely have such oversight committees monitoring defense budget usage. That is why, in the first game, the Alliance lets you procure any standard issue Alliance military equipment for free - it is the high end non-standard equipment that you somehow have to scrounge up your own credits to pay for.
** The ''Retaliation'' expansion to the ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' multiplayer added [[ProudMerchantRace volus]] characters. The ancillary text explains that, while they are the least effective race in combat, they can afford to buy the very best tech and biotic equipment that the galaxy can offer, allowing them to fight side by side with krogan battlemasters and asari justicars.
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