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25th Jul '16 6:17:49 PM Discar
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** In a side-story we meet Psychopomp, a three-hundred and twenty-four year old trapped as a ten year-old girl and cursed to feed Death's scythe with blood. She's the oldest confirmed immortal in the world. Her only reliable source of income is looting her victims, but Goodnight (a fellow, slightly younger immortal) points out that historians would pay through the nose to hear about her experiences. Psychopomp admits she hadn't thought of that.
17th Jul '16 8:16:06 PM Doug86
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-->-- '''Mark Shaw''', ''Manhunter #7''

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-->-- '''Mark Shaw''', ''Manhunter #7''
''Manhunter'' #7



* A minor MarvelComics D-lister known as the Porcupine was a similar case to Mock Turtle above; he invented a suit of porcupine-themed PoweredArmor, which the military scrapped because it was ridiculous, and became a supervillain with it to prove its legitimacy.

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* A minor MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics D-lister known as the Porcupine was a similar case to Mock Turtle above; he invented a suit of porcupine-themed PoweredArmor, which the military scrapped because it was ridiculous, and became a supervillain with it to prove its legitimacy.
16th Jul '16 3:59:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Mammoth Mogul decided to pull this. He took over Robotnik's old Casino Night Zone, renamed it the Casino Night Club, hired most of Robotnik's old Badniks, including [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Scratch, Grounder and Coconuts]] and decided to park his keister there. Of course, this was less about turning legit and more about letting time defeat Sonic as Mogul's immortal.

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* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Mammoth Mogul decided to pull this. He took over Robotnik's old Casino Night Zone, renamed it the Casino Night Club, hired most of Robotnik's old Badniks, including [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Scratch, Grounder and Coconuts]] and decided to park his keister there. Of course, this was less about turning legit and more about letting time defeat Sonic as Mogul's immortal.
15th Jul '16 10:56:11 AM DesertDragon
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* Subverted in the Franchise/JamesBond movie ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''. Media mogul [[BigBad Elliot Carver]] spends close to a billion dollars instigating World War 3 just to be able to expand into China after the ruling party initially told him no. At first glance, he expends a LOT of time and resources into this plot--shooting down Chinese fighter jets, sinking a British warship then massacring the survivors, then pinning both attacks on the other country, and later stealing a nuke and aiming it at Beijing with the goal of installing a more agreeable government--when he could have simply bribed everyone in his way. But the movie establishes that Elliot likes to create disasters then report on them, since the boost in sales and ratings recoups what he spent several times over.
14th Jul '16 3:35:25 PM DarkHunter
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* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' canon; the 14th [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Dead Apostle Ancestor]], Van-Fem, rather than drinking blood and harming humans, he took a preference to human society/life and built a highly-profitable casino boat in Monte Carlo shortly after UsefulNotes/WorldWarI which earned him a high social status among humans.

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* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' canon; the 14th [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Dead Apostle Ancestor]], Van-Fem, rather than drinking blood and harming humans, he took a preference to human society/life and built a highly-profitable casino boat in Monte Carlo shortly after UsefulNotes/WorldWarI which earned him a high social status among humans. This also has the benefit of making it difficult for the ChurchMilitant to try to kill him, since the Church would be in a lot of trouble if they were found to be behind an assassination attempt of such a prominent societal figure.
9th Jul '16 2:36:40 PM DarthLink22
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** In the CosmicReboot universe, this role goes to [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Breezie the Hedgehog]], who becomes a multimedia icon in a RagsToRiches-like story, owning [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes Casino Palace]] and her own TV company. She even engineers a [[TournamentArc tournament]] for [[VideoGame/SonicTheFighters a Chaos Emerald]] for the sole purpose of more money and fame. And ''wins''.

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** In the CosmicReboot CosmicRetcon universe, this role goes to [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Breezie the Hedgehog]], who becomes a multimedia icon in a RagsToRiches-like story, owning [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes Casino Palace]] and her own TV company. She even engineers a [[TournamentArc tournament]] for [[VideoGame/SonicTheFighters a Chaos Emerald]] for the sole purpose of more money and fame. And ''wins''.
4th Jul '16 8:04:48 PM TotalDramaRox97
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** Averted in "A Kind Of Stopwatch", Patrick McNulty gets a stopwatch that can freeze time and the first thing he does after discovering its power is try to market it to his former boss. Though, he'd been fired for giving pointless ideas earlier so the boss doesn't bother to listen to him
4th Jul '16 1:52:08 AM DoctorNemesis
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* In ''ComicBook/LexLuthorManOfSteel'', a PerspectiveFlip into Lex Luthor's day-to-day life, we see more of Lex in his day-to-day life outside of plotting to kill Superman. In the series, he has both built the Science Spire, a giant skyscraper-research lab-tribute to human ingenuity and bankrolled Hope, a new superhero [[spoiler: who is actually an elaborate artificial human. It's ultimately deconstructed, as he ends up destroying both as part of a plan where the main outcome seems to be "make Superman look bad to people". For all his humanist talk, Lex's obsessions with Superman are blinding him to reality and the good he could be doing for others.]]
1st Jul '16 11:05:21 PM BenOfHouston
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "A Dog and Pony Show", the Diamond Dogs could make a lot more money in their mining outfit acting as businesscanines instead of kidnappers. Both Rarity and the Diamond Dogs want gems, Rarity can dowse for gems but can't dig, and the Diamond Dogs can dig but can't dowse. The math should've been obvious, even to a race that's naturally BookDumb (hell, it's actually shown ''on-screen'' to be the most profitable system the Diamond Dogs have ever seen).

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "A Dog and Pony Show", the Diamond Dogs could make a lot more money in their mining outfit acting as businesscanines instead of kidnappers. Both Rarity and the Diamond Dogs want gems, Rarity can dowse for gems but can't dig, and the Diamond Dogs can dig but can't dowse. The math should've been obvious, even to a race that's naturally BookDumb (hell, it's actually shown ''on-screen'' to be the most profitable system the Diamond Dogs have ever seen).seen, since it takes the whole cast to cart away the amount mined in a single afternoon).
25th Jun '16 7:09:53 PM HelloLamppost
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** Creator/ElliotSMaggin beautifully subverts this trope in his [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Pre-Crisis]] novel ''Literature/LastSonOfKrypton, '' which asserts that Lex regularly maintains multiple false identities as prominent scientists, businessmen, and even artists; and that they are how he is always able to raise the money necessary for the equipment and hired minions his world-conquering and Superman-busting schemes require. In other words, Lex is perfectly capable of playing the legitimate marketplace like a fiddle and ''regularly does so as a matter of course,'' but because he views himself as an [[{{Ubermensch}} ubermensch,]] he considers the idea of just playing by society's rules and getting rich and famous to be ''beneath him.'' He only views the money thus earned as a means to an end -- that end being conquest of the world and the destruction of Superman, two things polite society frowns upon.

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** Creator/ElliotSMaggin beautifully subverts this trope in his [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Pre-Crisis]] novel ''Literature/LastSonOfKrypton, '' which asserts that Lex regularly maintains multiple false identities as prominent scientists, businessmen, and even artists; and that they are [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys how he is always able to raise the money necessary for the equipment and hired minions minions]] his world-conquering and Superman-busting schemes require. In other words, Lex is perfectly capable of playing the legitimate marketplace like a fiddle and ''regularly does so as a matter of course,'' but because he views himself as an [[{{Ubermensch}} ubermensch,]] he considers the idea of just playing by society's rules and getting rich and famous to be ''beneath him.'' He only views the money thus earned as a means to an end -- that end being conquest of the world and the destruction of Superman, two things polite society frowns upon.
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