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7th Aug '17 7:53:37 AM NoNamesEver
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* Brutally subverted in ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', life in the Sun On Yee is at first idolized by the likes of Jackie Ma and Wei's friends in the gang. However it cause the once childhoods friends Dogeyes and Winston to violently drift apart ending with [[spoiler: a massacre at Winston's wedding where nobody was spared, including Winston's wife to be Peggy]]. As a succession crisis forces new members like Jackie to be induced, the harsh realities sink for everyone as the ongoing conflicts leads from one massacre to another with civilians caught in the crossfire with people like Jackie unaccustomed to murdering someone. [[spoiler: When Uncle Po dies, Big Smile Lee purges many competitors to his position as the head and has Jackie Ma tortured to death shortly after a TraumaCongaLine and Wei barely survives]].

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* Brutally subverted in ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', life in the Sun On Yee is at first idolized by the likes of Jackie Ma and Wei's friends in the gang. However it cause the once childhoods friends Dogeyes and Winston to violently drift apart ending with [[spoiler: a massacre at Winston's wedding where nobody was spared, including Winston's wife to be Peggy]]. As a succession crisis forces new members like Jackie to be induced, the harsh realities sink for everyone as the ongoing conflicts leads from one massacre to another with civilians constantly caught in the crossfire with and people like Jackie unaccustomed to murdering someone. [[spoiler: When Uncle Po dies, Big Smile Lee purges many competitors to his position as the head and has Jackie Ma tortured to death shortly after a TraumaCongaLine and Wei barely survives]].
22nd Jul '17 1:05:16 AM NoNamesEver
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* Brutally subverted in ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', life in the Sun On Yee is at first idolized by the likes of Jackie Ma and Wei's friends in the gang. However it cause the once childhoods friends Dogeyes and Winston to violently drift apart ending with [[spoiler: a massacre at Winston's wedding where nobody was spared, including Winston's wife to be Peggy]]. As a succession crisis forces new members like Jackie to be induced, the harsh realities sink for everyone as the ongoing conflicts leads from one massacre to another with civilians caught in the crossfire with people like Jackie unaccustomed to murdering someone. [[spoiler: When Uncle Po dies, Big Smile Lee purges many competitors to his position as the head and has Jackie Ma tortured to death shortly after a TraumaCongaLine and Wei barely survives]].
13th Jul '17 5:56:43 PM NoNamesEver
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** Franklin Clinton of ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA5]]'' is an attempt at {{Reconstruction}}. He's sick of his gangbanging friends because they can't see how stuck-in-a-rut their lifestyle is while he dreams of taking his life to the next level...which means committing more ''sophisticated'' crimes.

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** Franklin Clinton of ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA5]]'' is an attempt at {{Reconstruction}}. He's sick of his gangbanging friends because they can't see how stuck-in-a-rut their lifestyle is while he dreams of taking his life to the next level...which means committing more ''sophisticated'' crimes. However his work for other people ends with him repeatedly being shafted in payment.
4th Jul '17 7:39:33 AM Odacon_Spy
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** Averted with Vito, the PlayerCharacter of the game, Vito, even before things start going down in the last act, he spent years in prison for stealing gas stamps so he could pay back a loan his mother inherited from her husband, she dies of sickness while he is in jail, his welcome back party ends up with him having to bury a corpse and it turns out everyone save for Joe tried to abuse his trust. By ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'', he is pretty jaded.

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** Averted with Vito, Vito Scaletta, the PlayerCharacter of the game, Vito, even game. Even before things start going down in the last act, he Vito had spent years in prison for stealing gas stamps so he could pay back a loan his mother inherited from her husband, she dies of sickness while he is in jail, his welcome back party ends up with him having to bury a corpse and it turns out everyone save for Joe tried to abuse his trust. By ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'', he is pretty jaded.
16th Jun '17 8:12:27 PM YZQ
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** Averted with Vito, the PlayerCharacter of the game, Vito, even before things start going down in the last act, he spent years in prison for stealing gas stamps so he could pay back a loan his mother inherited from her husband, she dies of sickness while he is in jail, his welcome back party ends up with him having to bury a corpse and it turns out everyone save for Joe tried to abuse his trust. By the '''VideoGame/MafiaIII he is pretty jaded.

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** Averted with Vito, the PlayerCharacter of the game, Vito, even before things start going down in the last act, he spent years in prison for stealing gas stamps so he could pay back a loan his mother inherited from her husband, she dies of sickness while he is in jail, his welcome back party ends up with him having to bury a corpse and it turns out everyone save for Joe tried to abuse his trust. By the '''VideoGame/MafiaIII ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'', he is pretty jaded.
11th Jun '17 6:42:16 AM Dravencour
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* This is the whole point of the narcocorridos in Mexico. Narcocorridos are songs glorifying and glamorizing the culture of Mexico's [[TheCartel drug cartels]], many of them commissioned by the drug lords themselves to [[BoastfulRap boast about their exploits]].

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* This is the whole point of the narcocorridos ''narcocorridos'' in Mexico. Narcocorridos ''Narcocorridos'' are songs glorifying and glamorizing the culture of Mexico's [[TheCartel drug cartels]], many of them commissioned by the drug lords themselves to [[BoastfulRap boast about their exploits]].
31st Mar '17 2:45:12 PM Frem3
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* ''Series/PeakyBlinders'': There are lots of montages and slow-motion sequences of the Shelbys partying or [[PowerWalk Power Walking]] down the street while badass blues-rock blares on the soundtrack.
24th Mar '17 5:24:46 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Mostly avoided in the 'VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' anime: While Big Daddy's mafia is quite stylish and honorable, and there are some scenes with cool cars and houses, it is never a major point of the series. Harry, with his fast cars, white suits, and beautiful women, comes closest to this trope... though of course, it doesn't last.

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* Mostly avoided in the 'VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' anime: While Big Daddy's mafia is quite stylish and honorable, and there are some scenes with cool cars and houses, it is never a major point of the series. Harry, with his fast cars, white suits, and beautiful women, comes closest to this trope... though of course, it doesn't last.



* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' and its mafioso families who are very badass. There are ten of 'em and it RunsInTheFamily.
* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'': the Guild. A bunch of international people named after real life authors who have awesome powers, live swanky lifestyles and kick tonnes of ass. However, averted by Kyouka, who once was a pawn of the port mafia and at present still lives in fear of them despite her HeelFaceTurn.

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* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' and its mafioso families who are very badass. There are ten of 'em and it RunsInTheFamily.
ItRunsInTheFamily.
* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'': the Guild. A The Guild are a bunch of international people [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous named after real life authors authors]] who have awesome powers, live swanky lifestyles and kick tonnes of ass. However, averted by Kyouka, who once was a pawn of the port mafia and at present still lives in fear of them despite her HeelFaceTurn.



* TropeNamer comes from Geto Boys' song "Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta", probably one of the three songs the group is known for.

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* The TropeNamer comes from Geto Boys' song "Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta", probably one of the three songs the group is known for.
27th Feb '17 3:37:41 AM WillBGood
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* Subverted in ''{{Film/The Limey}}''. "I embrace this lifestyle," insists Stacy the Hitman, [[spoiler: only to be knooked off well before the credits roll.]]

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* Subverted in ''{{Film/The Limey}}''. "I embrace this lifestyle," insists Stacy the Hitman, [[spoiler: only to be knooked knocked off well before the credits roll.]]
17th Jan '17 6:51:00 PM Blazer
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* In the ''[[ComicBook/LukeCage Power Man]] and ComicBook/IronFist'' (2015) series, [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Alex Wilder]]]] says this word for word after viciously taking over one of the gangs in Harlem.
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