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19th May '16 12:45:35 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Played for laughs in the ''RockosModernLife'' cartoon "Who Gives A Buck", after Rocko gets carried away with his new credit card. He picks up the phone and receives the standard angry collection call.

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* Played for laughs in the ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' cartoon "Who Gives A Buck", after Rocko gets carried away with his new credit card. He picks up the phone and receives the standard angry collection call.
18th May '16 9:10:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In a rare example of the EvilDebtCollector as the ''protagonist'', the TrailerParkBoys were forced into this role to pay off a veterinarian for treating a sick dog Julian was taking care of, along with treating one of Ricky's gunshot wounds. To pay their bill, Ricky and Julian had to steal a riding mower belonging to another one of the vet's customers who owed him a lot of money.

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* In a rare example of the EvilDebtCollector as the ''protagonist'', the TrailerParkBoys Series/TrailerParkBoys were forced into this role to pay off a veterinarian for treating a sick dog Julian was taking care of, along with treating one of Ricky's gunshot wounds. To pay their bill, Ricky and Julian had to steal a riding mower belonging to another one of the vet's customers who owed him a lot of money.
4th May '16 7:16:08 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Greedo, the Rodian bounty hunter that Han Solo encounters in Mos Eisley Cantina in ''Film/ANewHope'', is one of these, in the employ of criminal kingpin Jabba the Hutt (to whom Han owes a great deal of money). He is not above pulling a gun on a recalcitrant debtor, which leads to his KarmicDeath when Han shoots him first. Of course, in the Special Edition (released after the creation of the PG-13 rating), Han needed to have even more obvious moral high ground in order for the movie to stay PG, so this scene was edited to have [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo fire at Han first]].

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* Greedo, the The Rodian bounty hunter that Han Solo encounters Greedo in Mos Eisley Cantina in ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/ANewHope'' is one of these, an EvilDebtCollector in the employ of criminal kingpin kingpin[=/=]LoanShark Jabba the Hutt (to whom Han owes a great deal of money). He is Hutt. He's not above pulling a gun on a recalcitrant debtor, debtor like Han Solo, which leads to his KarmicDeath when Han shoots him first. Of course, in the Special Edition (released after Edition, George Lucas felt the creation of the PG-13 rating), need to give Han needed to have even more obvious moral high ground in order for (possibly to maintain the movie to stay PG, movie's PG rating), so this scene was edited to have [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo fire at Han first]].
18th Apr '16 10:46:23 AM 20person
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* In the ''Dragonborn'' DLC for ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', if you find a new steward for the Telvanni mage-lord Neloth, an Orc loan shark (complete with an intimidating/[[BullyingTheDragon "intimidating"]] bodyguard) will use InsaneTrollLogic to justify trying to collect the steward's debt from you . Your options are: pay the debt, negotiate and pay a reduced amount, intimidating him into forgiving the debt, or [[KillTheCreditor violently ending his existence]]. All are viable, but violence in the presence of the guards will turn them hostile.

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* In the ''Dragonborn'' DLC for ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', if you find a new steward for the Telvanni mage-lord Neloth, an Orc loan shark (complete with an intimidating/[[BullyingTheDragon intimidating/[[MuggingTheMonster "intimidating"]] bodyguard) will use InsaneTrollLogic to justify trying to collect the steward's debt from you . Your options are: pay the debt, negotiate and pay a reduced amount, intimidating him into forgiving the debt, or [[KillTheCreditor violently ending his existence]]. All are viable, but violence in the presence of the guards will turn them hostile.
18th Apr '16 10:45:29 AM 20person
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* In the ''Dragonborn'' DLC for ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', if you find a new steward for the Telvanni mage-lord Neloth, an Orc loan shark (complete with an intimidating bodyguard) will use InsaneTrollLogic to justify trying to collect the steward's debt from you . Your options are: pay the debt, negotiate and pay a reduced amount, intimidating him into forgiving the debt, or [[KillTheCreditor violently ending his existence]]. All are viable, but violence in the presence of the guards will turn them hostile.

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* In the ''Dragonborn'' DLC for ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', if you find a new steward for the Telvanni mage-lord Neloth, an Orc loan shark (complete with an intimidating intimidating/[[BullyingTheDragon "intimidating"]] bodyguard) will use InsaneTrollLogic to justify trying to collect the steward's debt from you . Your options are: pay the debt, negotiate and pay a reduced amount, intimidating him into forgiving the debt, or [[KillTheCreditor violently ending his existence]]. All are viable, but violence in the presence of the guards will turn them hostile.
18th Apr '16 10:43:25 AM 20person
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* ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis 2'' features an opportunity for a player to be this. Give the AI a short-term loan. Wait until AI refuses to repay. You get a free casus belli.

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* ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis 2'' ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' features an opportunity for a player to be this. Give the AI a short-term loan. Wait until AI refuses to repay. You get a free casus belli.


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* In the ''Dragonborn'' DLC for ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', if you find a new steward for the Telvanni mage-lord Neloth, an Orc loan shark (complete with an intimidating bodyguard) will use InsaneTrollLogic to justify trying to collect the steward's debt from you . Your options are: pay the debt, negotiate and pay a reduced amount, intimidating him into forgiving the debt, or [[KillTheCreditor violently ending his existence]]. All are viable, but violence in the presence of the guards will turn them hostile.
26th Mar '16 10:15:00 AM nombretomado
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* ''DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': In a "Magnificent Muttley" segment episode, Muttley found a treasure chest and Dick Dastardly disguised himself as a tax collector to "seize" the treasure as payment for back taxes. [[spoiler:The joke was on him as the chest contained nothing but dog biscuits]].

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* ''DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': In a "Magnificent Muttley" segment episode, Muttley found a treasure chest and Dick Dastardly disguised himself as a tax collector to "seize" the treasure as payment for back taxes. [[spoiler:The joke was on him as the chest contained nothing but dog biscuits]].
19th Mar '16 12:05:24 AM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 8:05:03 PM Nerrin
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* A handful of side quests in ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' involve Wei taking on some work as a collector, until he becomes thoroughly disgusted with the job after [[spoiler:a debtor commits suicide in public, and Wei's boss just shrugs and says to move on to the dead man's wife instead]].
12th Dec '15 7:51:36 AM WillBGood
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__> I owe my soul to the company store!

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__> --> I owe my soul to the company store!
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