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12th Aug '16 9:12:07 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'', you get to step into the shoes of one in the "Debt Collector" sidequest, where you collect debts for the Garrett Twins of the Atomic Wrangler. While you're encouraged not to kill the targets since you can't recollect on a corpse, you still primarily rely on threats and intimidation. Of course, you can have two of them try to work off the debt as a gigolo as part of another sidequest or have them point you to a cave filled with loot as compensation.
9th Aug '16 5:52:06 AM SorPepita
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** The usually nameless thugs after WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. Barks apparently based his portrayal of these on his own experience with debt collectors as a struggling young artist...There was also a story (where this page's image comes from) where Donald is hypnotized into believing he's one. HilarityEnsues...[[CrowningMomentOfFunny For real.]]

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** The usually nameless thugs after WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. Barks apparently based his portrayal of these on his own experience with debt collectors as a struggling young artist... There was also a story (where this page's image comes from) where Donald is hypnotized into believing he's one. HilarityEnsues... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny For real.]]
23rd Jul '16 4:27:55 PM nombretomado
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** Never borrow so much as a nickel from [[CarlBarks Scrooge McDuck]]! You'd get off easier [[DealWithTheDevil selling your soul to the devil]];
** The usually nameless thugs after DonaldDuck. Barks apparently based his portrayal of these on his own experience with debt collectors as a struggling young artist...There was also a story (where this page's image comes from) where Donald is hypnotized into believing he's one. HilarityEnsues...[[CrowningMomentOfFunny For real.]]

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** Never borrow so much as a nickel from [[CarlBarks [[Creator/CarlBarks Scrooge McDuck]]! You'd get off easier [[DealWithTheDevil selling your soul to the devil]];
** The usually nameless thugs after DonaldDuck.WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. Barks apparently based his portrayal of these on his own experience with debt collectors as a struggling young artist...There was also a story (where this page's image comes from) where Donald is hypnotized into believing he's one. HilarityEnsues...[[CrowningMomentOfFunny For real.]]
18th Jul '16 9:35:59 PM PaulA
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* I don't remember the exact quote, but from ''Film/{{Babe}}: Pig in the City'' we had this:
--> "And then, two men came to the farm. They were men from a place that felt no love or compassion for anyone: the bank."

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* I don't remember The plot of ''Film/BabePigInTheCity'' begins with the exact quote, but from ''Film/{{Babe}}: Pig in the City'' we had this:
--> "And then,
farm being threatened with foreclosure:
-->'''Narrator:''' Before long,
two men came to the farm. They were showed up. Two men in suits. Men with pale faces and soulless eyes. Such men could have come from a place that felt no love or compassion for anyone: only one place: the bank."
6th Jul '16 9:05:12 AM TheCuza
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* Subverted in ''Series/CornerGas'' where the tax man (who keeps insisting he's [[InsistentTerminology "''A tax man, not THE tax man''"]]) is not evil at all but friendly, reasonable and will not hesitate to give useful tax break info that benefits those who treat him nicely. Which is amazing considering he has to deal all day long with people like [[JerkAss Oscar.]]

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* Subverted in ''Series/CornerGas'' where the tax man (who ([[InsistentTerminology who keeps insisting he's that he's]] ''[[InsistentTerminology a]]'' [[InsistentTerminology "''A tax man, not THE not]] ''[[InsistentTerminology the]]'' [[InsistentTerminology tax man''"]]) man]]) is not evil at all but friendly, reasonable and will not hesitate willing to give useful tax break info info. He laments that benefits those who people always treat him nicely. Which is amazing considering he has to deal all day long with people like [[JerkAss Oscar.]]hostility for no reason, just because they assume all tax men must be evil. Unfortunately, he was sent after GrumpyOldMan Oscar, who is hostile to everybody by default.
2nd Jul '16 11:11:56 AM kome360
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* SpeedGrapher: Suitengu kills a man for failing to pay his 10,000,000 yen debt in full... over a discrepancy of ''a single 1,000 yen bill''. Turns out that his kid was fiddling with the money after his father got a little too obsessive with paying the debt. [[spoiler:This is a serious hint that Suitengu does NOT worship capitalism, as he prevented a relatively reliable debt collector from doing further business]].
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.
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