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7th Feb '18 9:54:01 AM HeroGal2347
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* Even Scrooge [=McDuck=] isn't immune to this trope. "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E5NothingToFear Nothing to Fear]]" from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' had the protagonists suffering from their worst nightmares. Scrooge's worst fear is debt collectors taking away everything he owns, even to the point of trying to take away Huey, Dewey and Louie.

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* Even Scrooge [=McDuck=] isn't immune to this trope. "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E5NothingToFear Nothing to Fear]]" from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' had the protagonists suffering from their worst nightmares. Scrooge's worst fear is debt collectors taking away everything he owns, even to the point of trying to take away Huey, Dewey and Louie.
8th Jan '18 9:55:07 AM Omeganian
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** When the Ten Tribes of Israel started breaking off, Rehoboam tried collecting taxes from them by sending Adoniram, who's been doing that since before ''Solomon''. The guy never returned.
1st Jan '18 8:13:36 PM mirisu92
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[[caption-width-right:260:Fear me if you dare!]]

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[[caption-width-right:260:Fear me if you dare!]]
dare! [[note]]Also, ducks have teeth?[[/note]]]]
30th Dec '17 10:41:43 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''ComicStrip/DeRechter'': One of the characters is a debt collector, who can be very relentless when it comes to doing his job.
4th Dec '17 6:51:07 AM Shadowgazer
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Related to LoanShark and MorallyBankruptBanker. OlderThanFeudalism. A form of AcceptableProfessionalTargets. Using one of these is a good way for someone trying to KillTheCreditor to be written as sympathetic.

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Related to LoanShark and MorallyBankruptBanker. OlderThanFeudalism. A form of AcceptableProfessionalTargets. Using one of these is a good way for someone trying to KillTheCreditor to be written as sympathetic.
[[SympatheticMurderer sympathetic]].
25th Oct '17 4:13:12 PM Pichu-kun
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* Parodied in the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series multiple times. While Tom Nook may occasionally make a joke about sending "the raccoon goons" if you don't pay him back for your house upgrades, you can TakeYourTime paying him back.
** Happy Home Designer reveals that he knows about this trope and uses the fear of it to teach life lessons about debt.

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* Parodied in the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series multiple times. While Tom Nook may occasionally make a joke about sending "the raccoon goons" if you don't pay him back for your house upgrades, you can TakeYourTime paying him back.
** Happy Home Designer
back. ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossingHappyHomeDesigner'' reveals that he knows about this trope and uses the fear of it to teach life lessons about debt.
3rd Oct '17 10:15:33 AM Shadoboy
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' you become one of these to the Devil himself! In order to pay for a gambling debt where the protagonists bet their souls, they have to run around Inkwell Isle to find the Devil's runaway debtors and recover the Soul Contracts out of them. Of course, they are not happy to see you and thus you have to fight them. [[spoiler: It can be subverted at the end, however, if you chose to fight the devil and beat him, Cuphead and Mugman will proceed to burn the soul contracts, freeing the bosses from their debts and they will throw a party in your honor]].
30th Aug '17 6:19:59 PM kazokuhouou
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* Zigzagged in ''WebVideo/NepotismAdventureSeries'': the first tax collector was just too ''stupid'' to be evil, didn't collect a single bit, and choked to death on a marble. The ''second'' tax collector played this to the hilt, though, taking an entire town to court when they refused to pay taxes. [[spoiler:They burn him at the stake in response.]] Anyway, that's why there's been no taxes collected in Equestria since. Not that that stops Rarity from suggesting Twilight do so.
14th Aug '17 10:17:20 PM deadguy
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** {{Invoked}} in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' by Xadhoom: she has [[PhysicalGod godlike powers]], and, in her own words, the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Evronians]], having conquered and razed her homeworld and transformerd [[spoiler: almost]] all her people into [[SlaveMook Coolflames]] while she conduced the experiment that gave her the powers, owe her her homeworld and people... So she took the name Xadhoom, meaning "Creditor" in her language, and started exterminating the Evronians. A virtual cookie if you can guess what has just happened when she finally declares "Closed accounts".

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** {{Invoked}} in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' by Xadhoom: she has [[PhysicalGod godlike powers]], and, in her own words, the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Evronians]], having conquered and razed her homeworld and transformerd [[spoiler: almost]] all her people into [[SlaveMook Coolflames]] while she conduced the experiment that gave her the powers, owe her her homeworld and people... So she took the name Xadhoom, meaning "Creditor" in her language, and started exterminating the Evronians. A virtual cookie if you can guess what has just happened when she finally declares "Closed accounts".
6th Aug '17 1:19:40 PM faunas
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjpmT5noto Another episode]], on [[TheTroubleWithTickets local fine penalties]], talks in part about the "private probation companies" cash-strapped local governments use to collect those fines. They tack on extra charges (which represent the cost of charging those fines), so that debtors will end perpetually on debt.
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