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30th Sep '17 3:45:05 PM WillKeaton
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* The Bloody Chain gang from the ''VideoGame/FZero'' series are a street gang run by Micheal Chain. At one point in ''F-Zero GX'' they try to run Captain Falcon off the road.
9th Sep '17 12:04:53 AM azul120
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Gangbangers often fill the same role as TheMafia, but fit into a different archetype. Gangbangers are usually poor criminals, disorganized mobs who patrol ghettos, selling crack and getting into fights with rival gangs just for the hell of it, whereas Mafias are intelligent, very wealthy, diplomatic, often have connections to "legitimate" authorities, and more likely to plan assassinations and ambushes than just go around getting into fights. The two can overlap, but the distinctive dress will usually make the difference clear; Mafiosi wear suits, ties, sunglasses and (if period-appropriate) fedoras, while Gangbangers wear head bandanas, wifebeaters and torn jeans.

TheIrishMob can be either depicted as period-appropriate {{Gangbangers}} or as a kind of [[TheMafia Mafia]] (though don't ever call them that), depending on time period, location, and the creator's opinions. For instance, the Irish gangs (and all the other gangs, for that matter) in ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' were the 19th-century equivalent of today's Bloods and Crips (they did wear top hats, but toppers were not considered highbrow in the 19th century and in fact carried the opposite connotation). The Irish Mob in ''Film/TheDeparted'', however, was much more Mafia-like.

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Gangbangers often fill the same role as TheMafia, but fit into a different archetype. Gangbangers are usually poor criminals, disorganized mobs who patrol ghettos, selling crack and getting into fights with rival gangs just for the hell of it, whereas Mafias are intelligent, very wealthy, diplomatic, often have connections to "legitimate" authorities, and more likely to plan assassinations and ambushes than just go around getting into fights. The two can overlap, but the distinctive dress will usually make the difference clear; Mafiosi wear suits, ties, sunglasses and (if period-appropriate) fedoras, while Gangbangers gangbangers wear head bandanas, wifebeaters and torn jeans.

TheIrishMob can be either depicted as period-appropriate {{Gangbangers}} gangbangers or as a kind of [[TheMafia Mafia]] (though don't ever call them that), depending on time period, location, and the creator's opinions. For instance, the Irish gangs (and all the other gangs, for that matter) in ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' were the 19th-century equivalent of today's Bloods and Crips (they did wear top hats, but toppers were not considered highbrow in the 19th century and in fact carried the opposite connotation). The Irish Mob in ''Film/TheDeparted'', however, was much more Mafia-like.



* The History Channel has a semi-documentary series called ''Gangland'' devoted to [=Gangbangers=].

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* The History Channel has a semi-documentary series called ''Gangland'' devoted to [=Gangbangers=].Gangbangers.



* Summon your own! Masterminds in ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'' can choose to major in Thugs, which gives the PlayerCharacter the ability to command multiethnic [=Gangbangers=] in combat. Not to mention the wide variety of differently-themed NPC street gangs like [[HollywoodSatanism the Hellions]], [[CastingAShadow the Skulls]], [[ElementalPowers the Outcasts]], [[OurTrollsAreDifferent the Trolls]], [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs the Tsoo]], [[AncientGrome the Warriors]], and [[CyberPunk the Freakshow]].

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* Summon your own! Masterminds in ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'' can choose to major in Thugs, which gives the PlayerCharacter the ability to command multiethnic [=Gangbangers=] gangbangers in combat. Not to mention the wide variety of differently-themed NPC street gangs like [[HollywoodSatanism the Hellions]], [[CastingAShadow the Skulls]], [[ElementalPowers the Outcasts]], [[OurTrollsAreDifferent the Trolls]], [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs the Tsoo]], [[AncientGrome the Warriors]], and [[CyberPunk the Freakshow]].



* The whole web game ''Videogame/UrbanRivals'' is about gang wars, but the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bangers clan]] fits most of the [=Gangbangers=] tropes.

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* The whole web game ''Videogame/UrbanRivals'' is about gang wars, but the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bangers clan]] fits most of the [=Gangbangers=] gangbangers tropes.
11th Aug '17 7:31:46 PM TheJ0ker
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* [[Literature/{{Mavericks}} Blackburn]] is absolutely crawling with them, of all flavors. Colombian, Russian, Haitian, even a few [[EqualOpportunityEvil women.]]
3rd Jun '17 9:40:03 PM SolidSnakespeare
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-->-- '''Opening of ''Viva La Raza'', known to Wrestling/{{WWE}} fans as Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's theme music'''

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-->-- '''Opening '''One of the verses of ''Viva La Raza'', known to Wrestling/{{WWE}} fans as Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's theme music'''
3rd Jun '17 9:38:54 PM SolidSnakespeare
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-->-- '''Opening of ''Can You Feel the Heat?'', known to Wrestling/{{WWE}} fans as Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's theme music'''

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-->-- '''Opening of ''Can You Feel the Heat?'', ''Viva La Raza'', known to Wrestling/{{WWE}} fans as Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's theme music'''
1st May '17 1:33:06 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''Film/TheWarriors'', of course.
* ''Film/{{Colors}}'', as well.

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* ''Film/TheWarriors'', features a whole bunch of course.
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''Film/{{Colors}}'', as well.
14th Mar '17 10:16:50 AM LondonKdS
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* Appear occasionally as minor characters in the Paris-set cop show ''Series/{{Engrenages}}'', and then the fifth season heavily features a small group of racially-integrated female Gang Bangers who are just as violent and ruthless as the male variety.
11th Mar '17 4:14:57 PM nombretomado
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* The Comicbook/BloodSyndicate from MilestoneComics were a NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters variety.

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* The Comicbook/BloodSyndicate from MilestoneComics Creator/MilestoneComics were a NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters variety.
4th Mar '17 2:02:01 PM nombretomado
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* Since it's set in TheBigRottenApple, gang bangers feature prominently in the MarvelComics miniseries, ''ComicBook/{{NYX}}''. Protagonist Kiden Nixon's police officer father is killed in front of her by one in a drive-by shooting when she's a child. She later runs afoul of Hector, a student at her school with gang connections. A CorruptCop manning the school's metal detectors is a member of the same gang, and is bribed into letting Hector smuggle in a gun with which to try and kill her, and which really starts the main plot in motion. Bobby Soul is strongly implied to have been one in the past, though he's trying to escape that life. Lastly, this sort makes up a large majority of Zebra Daddy's gang when he sends them to collect [[ComicBook/{{X 23}} one of his runaway prostitutes]], and [[spoiler:it's revealed in the finale that [[ItsASmallWorldAfterAll Daddy himself was the gang banger who gunned down Kiden's father]]]].

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* Since it's set in TheBigRottenApple, gang bangers feature prominently in the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics miniseries, ''ComicBook/{{NYX}}''. Protagonist Kiden Nixon's police officer father is killed in front of her by one in a drive-by shooting when she's a child. She later runs afoul of Hector, a student at her school with gang connections. A CorruptCop manning the school's metal detectors is a member of the same gang, and is bribed into letting Hector smuggle in a gun with which to try and kill her, and which really starts the main plot in motion. Bobby Soul is strongly implied to have been one in the past, though he's trying to escape that life. Lastly, this sort makes up a large majority of Zebra Daddy's gang when he sends them to collect [[ComicBook/{{X 23}} one of his runaway prostitutes]], and [[spoiler:it's revealed in the finale that [[ItsASmallWorldAfterAll Daddy himself was the gang banger who gunned down Kiden's father]]]].
14th Feb '17 8:26:24 PM Yukianesa
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': A common feature of Hive Worlds such as TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}, which often sprawl into tunnel networks down into the earth and are far too large to effectively police. Gang members are often desperate, ruthless and accustomed to violence and so are potentially very good Imperial Guardsmen; the ''really'' tough hombres end up recruited into [[SuperSoldier Space Marine]] chapters.
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