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3rd Feb '16 7:16:52 AM cdrood
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* ''Film/{{Casino}}'' - Nicky's job in Vegas is to be the mob's enforcer and protect their control of the casinos and the skim from potential rivals. He even owns a successful restaurant and hobnobs with its celebrity patrons. He can't help but start loan sharking, fencing, and burglary teams. He even goes on some burglaries himself. Since, his bosses don't want him doing such things, he keeps most of the money for himself.
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* ''Film/{{Casino}}'' - Nicky's job in Vegas is to be the mob's enforcer and protect their control of the casinos and the skim from potential rivals. He even owns a successful restaurant and hobnobs with its celebrity patrons. He can't help but start loan sharking, fencing, and burglary teams. He even goes on some burglaries himself. Since, his bosses don't want him doing such things, things because they don't want any extra attention on the casino operations, he keeps most of the money for himself.
3rd Feb '16 7:13:34 AM cdrood
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* ''Film/{{Casino}'' - Nicky's job in Vegas is to be the mob's enforcer and protect their control of the casinos and the skim from potential rivals. He even owns a successful restaurant and hobnobs with its celebrity patrons. He can't help but start loan sharking, fencing, and burglary teams. He even goes on some burglaries himself. Since, his bosses don't want him doing such things, he keeps most of the money for himself.
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* ''Film/{{Casino}'' ''Film/{{Casino}}'' - Nicky's job in Vegas is to be the mob's enforcer and protect their control of the casinos and the skim from potential rivals. He even owns a successful restaurant and hobnobs with its celebrity patrons. He can't help but start loan sharking, fencing, and burglary teams. He even goes on some burglaries himself. Since, his bosses don't want him doing such things, he keeps most of the money for himself.
3rd Feb '16 7:13:11 AM cdrood
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* ''Film/{{Casino}'' - Nicky's job in Vegas is to be the mob's enforcer and protect their control of the casinos and the skim from potential rivals. He even owns a successful restaurant and hobnobs with its celebrity patrons. He can't help but start loan sharking, fencing, and burglary teams. He even goes on some burglaries himself. Since, his bosses don't want him doing such things, he keeps most of the money for himself.
12th Jan '16 9:03:48 PM TARDIS2468
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%% * In ''LetsPlay/GACKTGameCenter'', Creator/{{GACKT}} usually tries to play fair. Unless it's ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}''. GACKT '''haaaates''' ''Xevious'' and tried cheat codes by the second video.
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%% * Similarly, [[WebVideo/{{Miniminter}} Simon Minter]] and Vikram Barn of the Creator/{{Ultimate Sidemen}} group exhibit this during ''GTA'' races. Vik "stabilizes" races by pinning down or knocking away whoever is in the lead, often giving up finishing the race in order to do so. When Simon builds a large lead in a race, he usually turns around or stops at the finish line to screw with the others and often gets dealt with karma for doing so, as [[https://youtu.be/0dxlcwAAq_s?t=773 this]] race shows. * In ''LetsPlay/GACKTGameCenter'', Creator/{{GACKT}} usually tries to play fair. Unless it's ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}''. GACKT '''haaaates''' ''Xevious'' and tried cheat codes by the second video.
21st Dec '15 4:03:53 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The Big Match at the end of ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals''. Since most of Ankh-Morpork United are professional footballers, it's quite likely they could have beaten UU fair and square, but attempting to do so never even occurs to Andy Shank, whose fouling of opposition players ensures that [[spoiler:Trev Likely is on the field, and by judicious ''application'' of the rules becomes unstoppable]].
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* The Big Match at the end of ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals''. Since most of Ankh-Morpork United are professional footballers, it's quite likely they could have beaten UU fair and square, but attempting to do so never even occurs to Andy Shank, whose fouling of opposition players ensures that [[spoiler:Trev Likely is on the field, and by judicious ''application'' of the rules becomes unstoppable]].unstoppable. The United captain tries and fails to reign him in, and in the end points this out and punches him out for it]].
19th Dec '15 2:45:55 PM BattleMaster
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->''"No Muttley, we '''can't''' win fairly! ''(bonks Muttley)'' We are '''villains''', ergo we '''have''' to cheat!"''
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->''"No Muttley, we '''can't''' win fairly! ''(bonks Muttley)'' ''([[DopeSlap bonks Muttley]])'' We are '''villains''', ergo we '''have''' to cheat!"''
12th Nov '15 5:10:56 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' has a WackyRacing episode called "Race to the Finish." At the end, Dr. Claw tries to win by converting his car into the MAD Jet... and ''succeeds'', only to be disqualified when the announcer pointed out that his car wasn't touching the ground.
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* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' has a WackyRacing episode called "Race to the Finish." At the end, Dr. Claw tries to win by converting his car into the MAD Jet... and ''succeeds'', only to be disqualified when the announcer pointed out that his car wasn't touching the ground. [[StatusQuoIsGod Gadget doesn't win either because he's on duty, so the win goes to one of the racers that Dr. Claw sabotaged earlier who crosses the finish line before his vehicle totals]].
9th Nov '15 1:59:57 PM ironballs16
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* The TropeNamer, Dick Dastardly from ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', frequently stopped to cheat even though he was way out in the lead, [[WhatAnIdiot allowing his opponents to catch up and overtake him]]. More than one person has suggested he's doing this ''on purpose'', for varying reasons. These failed schemes always put him in last place, but every time he'd be back in first to try again. This would repeat 3-5 times an episode. Think about it for a minute; he could go from dead-last with a damaged vehicle to a commanding lead several times a race. The Mean Machine had to be far and away the best vehicle in the race, and [[CardCarryingVillain he'd piss that away because he's the baddie and has to cheat]]. If he tried racing fairly instead he would have won every time.\\\ It actually makes a lot of sense that the Mean Machine is far superior to the other racecars, given that it's a rocket-propelled vehicle going up against (among other things), a Depression-era coupe, a World War I-era fighter that can barely fly, a glorified go-kart powered by a steam boiler in an advanced state of disrepair, a car made out of stone driven by two cavemen, and what seems to be a weird amalgam of a surplus army tank and a street sweeper. Really, to look at them, the only vehicles that should have even the faintest hope against the MM are Peter Perfect's Turbo Terrific (which is actually, you know, a RACE CAR), and Pat Pending's Convert-a-Car, if only due to the plethora of resources it has (that it can turn into an ACTUAL rocket, among other things, doesn't hurt either).
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* The TropeNamer, Dick Dastardly from ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', frequently stopped to cheat even though he was way out in the lead, [[WhatAnIdiot allowing his opponents to catch up and overtake him]]. More than one person has suggested he's doing this ''on purpose'', for varying reasons. These failed schemes always put him in last place, but every time he'd be back in first to try again. This would repeat 3-5 times an episode. Think about it for a minute; he could go from dead-last with a damaged vehicle to a commanding lead several times a race. The Mean Machine had to be far and away the best vehicle in the race, and [[CardCarryingVillain he'd piss that away because he's the baddie and has to cheat]]. If he tried racing fairly instead he would have won every time.\\\ time. ** It actually makes a lot of sense that the Mean Machine is far superior to the other racecars, given that it's a rocket-propelled vehicle going up against (among other things), a Depression-era coupe, a World War I-era fighter that can barely fly, a glorified go-kart powered by a steam boiler in an advanced state of disrepair, a car made out of stone driven by two cavemen, and what seems to be a weird amalgam of a surplus army tank and a street sweeper. Really, to look at them, the only vehicles that should have even the faintest hope against the MM are Peter Perfect's Turbo Terrific (which is actually, you know, a RACE CAR), and Pat Pending's Convert-a-Car, if only due to the plethora of resources it has (that it can turn into an ACTUAL rocket, among other things, doesn't hurt either).

** And the only race he actually won [[NoFairCheating ended with Dastardly disqualified due to a last-second cheat]]. And even then, the cheat was only shown on the playback footage; in the actual race, you can see Dastardly go over the line without cheating. [[HypocriticalHumour So the judges cheated so]] [[TheChewToy Dastardly]] [[StatusQuoIsGod couldn't]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption win.]]
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** And the only race he actually won [[NoFairCheating ended with Dastardly disqualified due to a last-second cheat]]. And even then, the cheat was only shown on the playback footage; in the actual race, you can see Dastardly go over the line without cheating. [[HypocriticalHumour So the judges cheated so]] [[TheChewToy Dastardly]] [[StatusQuoIsGod couldn't]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption [[CheatersNeverProsper win.]]
8th Nov '15 8:53:10 AM Prfnoff
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* HotWheelsAcceleracers: Enforced, Zedd-36 thinks he can win without cheating but Gelorum forces him to anyway.
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* HotWheelsAcceleracers: ''WesternAnimation/HotWheelsAcceleracers'': Enforced, Zedd-36 thinks he can win without cheating but Gelorum forces him to anyway.
30th Sep '15 9:53:18 PM StClair
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Compare and contrast the heroic version of this trope, DudleyDoRightStopsToHelp. See also CheatersNeverProsper, ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, StupidEvil, EvilIsPetty, NiceJobFixingItVillain, HoistByHisOwnPetard. It is related in spirit to the RevealingCoverUp. The polar opposite of Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat is (of course) PragmaticVillainy.
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Compare and contrast the heroic version of this trope, DudleyDoRightStopsToHelp. See also CheatersNeverProsper, ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, ComplexityAddiction, StupidEvil, EvilIsPetty, NiceJobFixingItVillain, HoistByHisOwnPetard. It is related in spirit to the RevealingCoverUp. The polar opposite of Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat is (of course) PragmaticVillainy.
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