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29th Apr '17 3:33:25 PM jormis29
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* In ''Film/{{Grandmas Boy|2006}}'', the lead character is threatened by debt collectors.

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* In ''Film/{{Grandmas Boy|2006}}'', ''Film/GrandmasBoy2006'', the lead character is threatened by debt collectors.
29th Apr '17 3:25:54 PM jormis29
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* In ''Film/GrandmasBoy'', the lead character is threatened by debt collectors.

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* In ''Film/GrandmasBoy'', ''Film/{{Grandmas Boy|2006}}'', the lead character is threatened by debt collectors.
3rd Mar '17 10:45:05 AM StFan
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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]].

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* SpeedGrapher: ''Anime/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]].
3rd Mar '17 10:43:01 AM StFan
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* In Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure , a villain's Stand (sort of psychic projection) has the power to "collect debts" by reading the opponent minds to know where they keep any money or valuables. If nothing else is available, it will remove organs to sell on the black market. While collecting, it's invulnerable; you can only get rid of it by beating its master.

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* In Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure , ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', a villain's Stand (sort of psychic projection) has the power to "collect debts" by reading the opponent minds to know where they keep any money or valuables. If nothing else is available, it will remove organs to sell on the black market. While collecting, it's invulnerable; you can only get rid of it by beating its master.



* Averted in ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}''. Tom works as a debt collector but is generally a very nice and laid back guy. He hires Shizuo as his bodyguard and enforcer, but he would rather just use Shizuo's fearsome reputation to scare debtors into paying on time and only uses violence as a last resort. Unfortunately, [[TooDumbToLive there are still idiots who provoke Shizuo]].

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* Averted in ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}''.''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. Tom works as a debt collector but is generally a very nice and laid back guy. He hires Shizuo as his bodyguard and enforcer, but he would rather just use Shizuo's fearsome reputation to scare debtors into paying on time and only uses violence as a last resort. Unfortunately, [[TooDumbToLive there are still idiots who provoke Shizuo]].



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* The first person the four encounter on their return to C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' is the Magic Taxman (and no, [[Music/GeorgeHarrison George]] isn't responsible for him). Initially he's a small, slight, Wally Cox-like man with a briefcase who politely introduces himself and requires an entry tax from the four... that amounts to one-quarter of the magic amongst them. When they scoff and refuse, he employs Penalty Methods and turns into a giant purple monster that grabs John and tries to eat him. Driven off, he promises to return to the four in ten days with much harsher Penalty Methods if they continue to refuse to pay up. This promise is a continual worry to the four, and they never do come up with a way to get rid of him (though after five or six days several of them are so disgusted with what's been going on, and the way their freedom is being abused as a result of their magic, that they're willing to give up their magic to pay the tax).

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* The first person the four encounter on their return to C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' is the Magic Taxman (and no, [[Music/GeorgeHarrison George]] isn't responsible for him). Initially he's a small, slight, Wally Cox-like man with a briefcase who politely introduces himself and requires an entry tax ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible often gets visits from the four... that amounts to one-quarter of the magic amongst them. When they scoff friendly tax collector... and refuse, he employs Penalty Methods and turns into a giant purple monster that grabs John and tries to eat him. Driven off, he promises to return to the four in ten days with much harsher Penalty Methods if they continue to refuse to pay up. This promise is a continual worry to the four, and they never do come up with a way to get rid of him (though after five or six days several of them are so disgusted with what's been going on, and the way their freedom is being abused as a result of their magic, that they're willing to give up their magic to pay the tax).his [[GiantMook burly enforcer.]]



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* In the Disney version of ''Disney/RobinHood'', the Sheriff of Nottingham played this trope by collecting harsh, unnecessary taxes for the greedy Prince John. Despite saying [[JustDoingMyJob he was just doing his duty]], the crooked lawman crossed lines by taking money that was hidden in the cast of a man's broken leg (even beating on it to get the last coin out), stealing a child's birthday gift that was a coin (a farthing: the lowest denomination in existence in that time period), robbing a blind beggar (who was really the titular hero in disguise), and even taking the only coin from the church's poor box.
** The last one crosses the line from cruel to outright illegal when you consider the fact that the crown didn't have the authority to tax the church at all at that point in history. It was a major political hot topic for centuries.
*** That may explain why Friar Tuck [[BerserkButton lost his cool and proceeded to give the Sheriff a thumping before he was arrested]][[note]]Something that Sheriffs at that point in history didn't have the legal authority to do either[[/note]].
-->"'''''GET OUTTA MY CHURCH!!!!'''''"

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* In The first person the Disney version of ''Disney/RobinHood'', four encounter on their return to C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' is the Sheriff of Nottingham played this trope by collecting harsh, unnecessary taxes Magic Taxman (and no, [[Music/GeorgeHarrison George]] isn't responsible for the greedy Prince John. Despite saying [[JustDoingMyJob he was just doing his duty]], the crooked lawman crossed lines by taking money that was hidden in the cast of him). Initially he's a man's broken leg (even beating on it to get the last coin out), stealing small, slight, Wally Cox-like man with a child's birthday gift that was a coin (a farthing: the lowest denomination in existence in that time period), robbing a blind beggar (who was really the titular hero in disguise), briefcase who politely introduces himself and even taking the only coin requires an entry tax from the church's poor box.
** The last one crosses the line from cruel to outright illegal when you consider the fact
four... that amounts to one-quarter of the crown didn't have the authority to tax the church at all at magic amongst them. When they scoff and refuse, he employs Penalty Methods and turns into a giant purple monster that point in history. It was a major political hot topic for centuries.
*** That may explain why Friar Tuck [[BerserkButton lost his cool
grabs John and proceeded tries to eat him. Driven off, he promises to return to the four in ten days with much harsher Penalty Methods if they continue to refuse to pay up. This promise is a continual worry to the four, and they never do come up with a way to get rid of him (though after five or six days several of them are so disgusted with what's been going on, and the way their freedom is being abused as a result of their magic, that they're willing to give up their magic to pay the Sheriff a thumping before he was arrested]][[note]]Something that Sheriffs at that point in history didn't have the legal authority to do either[[/note]].
-->"'''''GET OUTTA MY CHURCH!!!!'''''"
tax).



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* In the Disney version of ''Disney/RobinHood'', the Sheriff of Nottingham plays this trope by collecting harsh, unnecessary taxes for the greedy Prince John. Despite saying [[JustDoingMyJob he is just doing his duty]], the crooked lawman crosses lines by taking money that is hidden in the cast of a man's broken leg (even beating on it to get the last coin out), stealing a child's birthday gift that is a coin (a farthing: the lowest denomination in existence in that time period), robbing a blind beggar (who is really the title hero in disguise), and even taking the only coin from the church's poor box. The last one crosses the line from cruel to outright illegal when you consider the fact that the crown didn't have the authority to tax the church at all at that point in history. It was a major political hot topic for centuries. That may explain why Friar Tuck [[BerserkButton loses his cool and proceeds to give the Sheriff a thumping before he is arrested]] (something that Sheriffs at that point in history didn't have the legal authority to do either).
-->'''Friar Tuck: ''GET OUTTA MY CHURCH!!!!'''''
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* The Rodian bounty hunter Greedo in ''Film/ANewHope'' is an EvilDebtCollector in the employ of criminal kingpin[=/=]LoanShark Jabba the Hutt. He's not above pulling a gun on a recalcitrant debtor like Han Solo, which leads to his KarmicDeath when Han shoots him first. Of course, in the Special Edition, George Lucas felt the need to give Han even more obvious moral high ground (possibly to maintain the movie's PG rating), so this scene was edited to have [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo fire at Han first]].
** [[Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens Several decades later]], Han had to put up with another one in the form of a young, outer-space equivalent of a ViolentGlaswegian, named Bala-Tik, an Agent of a crime cabal called The Guavian Death Gang. However, the appearance of some Rathtar monsters Han was hauling put a stop to that.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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The Rodian bounty hunter Greedo in ''Film/ANewHope'' is an EvilDebtCollector in the employ of criminal kingpin[=/=]LoanShark Jabba the Hutt. He's not above pulling a gun on a recalcitrant debtor like Han Solo, which leads to his KarmicDeath when Han shoots him first. Of course, in the Special Edition, George Lucas felt the need to give Han even more obvious moral high ground (possibly to maintain the movie's PG rating), so this scene was edited to have [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo fire at Han first]].
** [[Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens Several decades later]], later, in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Han had to put up with another one in the form of a young, outer-space equivalent of a ViolentGlaswegian, named Bala-Tik, an Agent agent of a crime cabal called The Guavian Death Gang. However, the appearance of some Rathtar monsters Han was hauling put a stop to that.



* ''Sixteen Tons'' by Tennessee Ernie Ford.
--> You load sixteen tons, and what do you get?
--> Another day older and deeper in debt...
--> St Peter, don't you call me, for I can't go -
--> I owe my soul to the company store!

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* ''Sixteen Tons'' "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.
--> You -->''You load sixteen tons, and what do you get?
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get?\\
Another day older and deeper in debt...
-->
debt...\\
St Peter, don't you call me, for I can't go -
-->
go--\\
I owe my soul to the company store! store!''



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* In Literature/TheBible, Jesus [[HeelFaceTurn redeems a tax collector]] [[UrExample named Matthew, also known as Levi, who up to that point is portrayed as a very sinful and evil man]]. He even makes him one of His Apostles.

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* In Literature/TheBible, Jesus Literature/TheBible:
**Jesus
[[HeelFaceTurn redeems a tax collector]] [[UrExample named Matthew, also known as Levi, who up to that point is portrayed as a very sinful and evil man]]. He even makes him one of His Apostles.



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* ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible often gets visits from the friendly tax collector... and his [[GiantMook burly enforcer.]]
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* The plot line of ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 2'' involves the president of Olimar's company running from debt collectors after taking a loan from the wrong bank - the All-Devouring Black Hole {{Loan Shark}}s. He [[http://www.pikminwiki.com/Mail sends emails]] about it.
--> I just took a call from my loan agent! He has the scariest voice I've ever heard. While you two are dawdling about, my life hangs by a thread! Get to work, slackers!
--> Olimar! You're my hero! You've erased half of our debt. Still, things have become a bit dangerous, so I'm going into hiding. Focus on work...and don't slack off!
--> I found some tasty grass today. It was the first time in a while that I could eat until I was full.
--> I have a regrettable message. I have been caught. If I don't pay off the company debt right away, I'm to be buried in Hocotate Swamp. It's bleak here... Hurry!
* One of the early-mid game books (Timid Teacher book 2, I think) in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' involves a man trying to deal with psycho debt collectors.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' has the Repo Man, who comes if you blow off paying the bills too long. He's the one character you can't even cheat code your way around. He shows up with a vacuum that sucks up all your stuff and his appearance is an automatic bad memory for your Sims.
** On the ''The Sims 3'' you can actually erase the Repo Man just fine.

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* The plot line of ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 2'' involves the president of Olimar's company running from debt collectors after taking a loan from the wrong bank - -- the All-Devouring Black Hole {{Loan Shark}}s. He [[http://www.pikminwiki.com/Mail sends emails]] about it.
--> I just took a call from my loan agent! He has the scariest voice I've ever heard. While you two are dawdling about, my life hangs by a thread! Get to work, slackers!
-->
slackers!\\
Olimar! You're my hero! You've erased half of our debt. Still, things have become a bit dangerous, so I'm going into hiding. Focus on work... and don't slack off!
-->
off!\\
I found some tasty grass today. It was the first time in a while that I could eat until I was full.
-->
full.\\
I have a regrettable message. I have been caught. If I don't pay off the company debt right away, I'm to be buried in Hocotate Swamp. It's bleak here... Hurry!
* One of the early-mid game books (Timid Teacher book 2, I think) in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' involves a man trying to deal with psycho debt collectors.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' has the Repo Man, who comes if you blow off paying the bills too long. He's the one character you can't even cheat code your way around. He shows up with a vacuum that sucks up all your stuff and his appearance is an automatic bad memory for your Sims.
**
Sims. On the ''The Sims 3'' ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', you can actually erase the Repo Man just fine.



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* In ''TheWordWeary'', Stan Becks is a debt collector with a fictional company. He calls Elly and tells her (wrongly) she has pay beck her recently deceased mother's credit card debt, crippling her financially. This trope is played with in that Stan himself doesn't really appear to be evil, just forced into it to save his job.

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* In ''TheWordWeary'', ''Webcomic/TheWordWeary'', Stan Becks is a debt collector with a fictional company. He calls Elly and tells her (wrongly) she has pay beck her recently deceased mother's credit card debt, crippling her financially. This trope is played with in that Stan himself doesn't really appear to be evil, just forced into it to save his job.



* Played for laughs in the ''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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'':
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Played for laughs in the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' cartoon episode "Who Gives A 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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26th Feb '17 9:57:46 PM gewunomox
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* The first person the four encounter on their return to C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' is the Magic Taxman (and no, [[GeorgeHarrison George]] isn't responsible for him). Initially he's a small, slight, Wally Cox-like man with a briefcase who politely introduces himself and requires an entry tax from the four... that amounts to one-quarter of the magic amongst them. When they scoff and refuse, he employs Penalty Methods and turns into a giant purple monster that grabs John and tries to eat him. Driven off, he promises to return to the four in ten days with much harsher Penalty Methods if they continue to refuse to pay up. This promise is a continual worry to the four, and they never do come up with a way to get rid of him (though after five or six days several of them are so disgusted with what's been going on, and the way their freedom is being abused as a result of their magic, that they're willing to give up their magic to pay the tax).

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* The first person the four encounter on their return to C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' is the Magic Taxman (and no, [[GeorgeHarrison [[Music/GeorgeHarrison George]] isn't responsible for him). Initially he's a small, slight, Wally Cox-like man with a briefcase who politely introduces himself and requires an entry tax from the four... that amounts to one-quarter of the magic amongst them. When they scoff and refuse, he employs Penalty Methods and turns into a giant purple monster that grabs John and tries to eat him. Driven off, he promises to return to the four in ten days with much harsher Penalty Methods if they continue to refuse to pay up. This promise is a continual worry to the four, and they never do come up with a way to get rid of him (though after five or six days several of them are so disgusted with what's been going on, and the way their freedom is being abused as a result of their magic, that they're willing to give up their magic to pay the tax).
7th Feb '17 7:41:20 PM erforce
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* Rocky Balboa's primary occupation at the very beginning of the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' series. The 'evil' part is averted when Rocky actually attempts to use reason and compassion in dealing with a debtor (and in keeping Paulie from going into the business).

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* Rocky Balboa's primary occupation at the [[Film/{{Rocky}} very beginning beginning]] of the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' series. The 'evil' part is averted when Rocky actually attempts to use reason and compassion in dealing with a debtor (and in keeping Paulie from going into the business).
16th Jan '17 12:16:52 PM MiddleEighth
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*The first person the four encounter on their return to C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' is the Magic Taxman (and no, [[GeorgeHarrison George]] isn't responsible for him). Initially he's a small, slight, Wally Cox-like man with a briefcase who politely introduces himself and requires an entry tax from the four... that amounts to one-quarter of the magic amongst them. When they scoff and refuse, he employs Penalty Methods and turns into a giant purple monster that grabs John and tries to eat him. Driven off, he promises to return to the four in ten days with much harsher Penalty Methods if they continue to refuse to pay up. This promise is a continual worry to the four, and they never do come up with a way to get rid of him (though after five or six days several of them are so disgusted with what's been going on, and the way their freedom is being abused as a result of their magic, that they're willing to give up their magic to pay the tax).
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14th Dec '16 7:15:47 PM Agent_B
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-->"'''''GET OUT OF MY CHURCH!!!!'''''"

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-->"'''''GET OUT OF OUTTA MY CHURCH!!!!'''''"
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** [[Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens Several decades later]], Han had to put up with another one in the form of a young, outer-space equivalent of a ViolentGlaswegian, named Bala-Tik, an Agent of a crime cabal called The Guavian Death Gang. However, the appearance of some Rathtar monsters Han was hauling put a stop to that.
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