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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.
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* ''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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21st Dec '16 10:41:21 PM wyattte
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* Powerman 5000's song ''Super Villain'' is this, just with {{supervillain}}y rather than regular gangbanging.

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* Powerman 5000's Music/Powerman5000's song ''Super Villain'' is this, just with {{supervillain}}y rather than regular gangbanging.
20th Dec '16 11:03:17 AM DeisTheAlcano
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** Averted with Vito, the PlayeCharacter of the game, 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 safe Joe tried to abuse of his trust. by the third game he is pretty jaded.

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** Averted with Vito, the PlayeCharacter 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 safe save for Joe tried to abuse of his trust. by By the third game '''VideoGame/MafiaIII he is pretty jaded.
19th Dec '16 9:45:26 AM __Vano
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Criminals are ''[[EvilIsCool cool]]''. It might be a [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop terrible thing to say]], but it's true. One of the most enduring images in modern fiction is that of the glamorous gangster -- a streetwise, SelfMadeMan who's rich, powerful, badass, [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys irresistible to women]], [[BadassInANiceSuit fashionable]], and [[TheUnfettered unfettered by conventional morality]]. In short, a perfect EscapistCharacter for times when [[GoodIsBoring being a good guy is just too dull]].

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Criminals are ''[[EvilIsCool cool]]''. It might be a [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop terrible thing to say]], but it's true. One of the most enduring images in modern fiction is that of the glamorous gangster -- a streetwise, SelfMadeMan who's rich, powerful, badass, [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys irresistible to women]], [[BadassInANiceSuit fashionable]], and [[TheUnfettered [[TheSociopath unfettered by conventional morality]]. In short, a perfect EscapistCharacter for times when [[GoodIsBoring being a good guy is just too dull]].
13th Dec '16 11:46:29 AM Cronosonic
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** Although ''VideoGame/MafiaII'' just simply went down the route of having two-thirds of the game glamorize being a gangster before having everything fall apart for the protagonist in the last act.

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** Although ''VideoGame/MafiaII'' just simply went down the route of having two-thirds of the game glamorize being a gangster before having everything fall apart for the protagonist in the last act. However, it comes off as a subversion for much of the game, as much of the protagonist's activities in the mafia pretty much come off as yet another dead-end-job that's much riskier - there's no real advancement, no path to the top, and it all ends up being not remotely worth the effort.
25th Nov '16 10:49:16 PM trixus
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** Averted with Vito, the PlayeCharacter of the game, 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 safe Joe tried to abuse of his trust. by the third game he is pretty jaded.



** By the fourth installment, the Boss is so cool, he's been elected ''President of the United States''.

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*** Subverted in the kill Killbane ending. The Boss choosing being a real gangster instead of a public icon it ends up with lieutnants dead and the Boss wondering if it was all worth it.
** By the fourth installment, the Boss is so cool, he's been elected ''President of the United States''. Saving the country from a nuclear missile helped a lot for P.R (even then he couldn't poll for shit according to his campaign leader before he was hired)
13th Nov '16 7:33:04 AM HasturHasturHastur
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** The Geto Boys deconstruct it themselves in "Mind Playing Tricks On Me", a harrowing depiction of what it's like to be a paranoid, guilt-ridden drug dealer.

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** The Geto Boys deconstruct it themselves in "Mind Playing Tricks On Me", a harrowing depiction of what it's like to be a paranoid, guilt-ridden drug dealer.dealer, as does the song that named the trope, which stresses that if you are one, you'll know it and won't have to prove yourself; instead of talking, you act and let your actions speak for themselves.
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