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22nd Apr '17 8:17:19 PM nombretomado
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* SurvivalOfTheFittest usually averts this with its gangs, even in the WretchedHive Denton where the gangs are literally everywhere. The only two gangs with a real "hat" are the evangelistic KnightTemplar Prophets, who dress in priest robes and terrorize the "unfaithful", and the AxCrazy Jackals who're collectively insane enough to make SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker shit himself, and at any one time just want to cause as much mayhem and chaos as they can. They're often said to be more like animals than men.

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* SurvivalOfTheFittest ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' usually averts this with its gangs, even in the WretchedHive Denton where the gangs are literally everywhere. The only two gangs with a real "hat" are the evangelistic KnightTemplar Prophets, who dress in priest robes and terrorize the "unfaithful", and the AxCrazy Jackals who're collectively insane enough to make SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker shit himself, and at any one time just want to cause as much mayhem and chaos as they can. They're often said to be more like animals than men.
2nd Apr '17 11:31:33 AM nombretomado
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* In ''ElTigre'' we have the Moustache Mafia, who commit crimes using their...moustaches. Yeah, it's a weird show.

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* In ''ElTigre'' ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' we have the Moustache Mafia, who commit crimes using their...moustaches. Yeah, it's a weird show.



* The Ant Hill Mob of ''WackyRaces'' and ''ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop.''

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* The Ant Hill Mob of ''WackyRaces'' ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' and ''ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop.''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop.''
1st Apr '17 8:07:54 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', the Bears are a biker gang where every member has a bear-themed nickname, like Ursa, Panda or Yogi.
10th Mar '17 3:12:58 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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** SPOILER FOR THE NOVELS: [[spoiler: Later on in the Blue Square, a group within the gang is formed who are identified by blue bandannas and balaclavas printed with a design, which resembles the mouth of a shark baring its sharp teeth. This group's purpose is to rid the Dollars of the members who use the name for whatever wrong-doings they feel free to commit. Apparently the Dollars does have rules, but they're completely unheard of by everyone except their founder.]]
* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', a fair amount of these are at large, especially in the early story arcs. More notable ones include the [[KnightTemplar Golan]] [[ArmiesAreEvil army]] and the [[AnimalMotifs Fang Clan]].

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** SPOILER FOR THE NOVELS: Spoiler for the novels: [[spoiler: Later on in the Blue Square, a group within the gang is formed who are identified by blue bandannas and balaclavas printed with a design, which resembles the mouth of a shark baring its sharp teeth. This group's purpose is to rid the Dollars of the members who use the name for whatever wrong-doings they feel free to commit. Apparently the Dollars does have rules, but they're completely unheard of by everyone except their founder.]]
* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', a fair amount of these are at large, especially in the early story arcs. More notable ones include the [[KnightTemplar Golan]] [[ArmiesAreEvil army]] {{arm|iesAreEvil}}y and the [[AnimalMotifs Fang Clan]].



* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Ghouls that organize into gangs typically have a theme that unites them. Examples include the mysterious [[MonsterClown Clowns]], the Black Dobers (black trenchcoats and doberman masks), the Apes (white parkas and kabuki-styled ape masks), the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin White Suits]], and [[GasMaskMooks Gas Masks]].

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Ghouls that organize into gangs typically have a theme that unites them. Examples include the mysterious [[MonsterClown Clowns]], the Black Dobers (black trenchcoats and doberman masks), the Apes (white parkas and kabuki-styled ape masks), the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin White Suits]], and [[GasMaskMooks Gas Masks]].the {{Gas Mask|Mooks}}s.



While most of the criminal organizations in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' are organized along ethnic/national lines, the [[ChurchMilitant Church of Violence]] is a group of [[HollywoodNuns]] who are Roanapur's top [[ArmsDealers gunrunners]]. [[spoiler: They aren't actually nuns at all!]]

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* While most of the criminal organizations in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' are organized along ethnic/national [[GenericEthnicCrimeGang ethnic/national]] lines, the [[ChurchMilitant Church of Violence]] is a group of [[HollywoodNuns]] HollywoodNuns who are Roanapur's top [[ArmsDealers gunrunners]]. [[spoiler: They {{Arms Dealer}}s. [[spoiler:They aren't actually nuns at all!]]all.]]



** This is played with in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' with The Joker's henchmen wearing clown masks during the bank heist scene. The masks carry a theme but have practical uses like keeping the robbers anonymous and allowing The Joker himself to hide among them.

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** This is played * Played with in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' with The Joker's henchmen wearing clown masks during the bank heist scene. The masks carry a theme but have practical uses like keeping the robbers anonymous and allowing The Joker himself to hide among them.



* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', being essentially ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto GTA]]'' [[RecycledINSPACE in High School]], naturally uses this too, with the various 'factions' of Bullworth Academy. The Preppies all wear Aquaberry-brand sweaters, the Jocks all wear letter jackets or letter sweaters, the Greasers slick their hair back and wear leather or denim jackets, the Nerds are all either underweight or overweight and wear garish green sweaters, the Bullies all wear white polo shirts with no vests, and the Townies wear street clothes.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', being essentially ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto GTA]]'' in [[RecycledINSPACE in High School]], naturally uses this too, with the various 'factions' of Bullworth Academy. The Preppies all wear Aquaberry-brand sweaters, the Jocks all wear letter jackets or letter sweaters, the Greasers slick their hair back and wear leather or denim jackets, the Nerds are all either underweight or overweight and wear garish green sweaters, the Bullies all wear white polo shirts with no vests, and the Townies wear street clothes.



* The different chapters of the ''Inferno'' gang in ''Spikeout'', a "white trash" crew, a gang who all wear camouflage trousers, a group who are all sturdy guys in motorcycle leathers, an all-black-all-poser crew, a bunch of guys in Hawaiian shirts, an all-Chinese Kung Fu gang, an all-Japanese Yakuza gang, a gang dressed in [[BatterUp sports gear]]etc.

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* The different chapters of the ''Inferno'' gang in ''Spikeout'', a "white trash" crew, a gang who all wear camouflage trousers, a group who are all sturdy guys in motorcycle leathers, an all-black-all-poser crew, a bunch of guys in Hawaiian shirts, an all-Chinese Kung Fu gang, an all-Japanese Yakuza gang, a gang dressed in [[BatterUp sports gear]]etc.gear]] etc.



* Several factions in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' wear very distinctive outfits - while the Powder Gangers' prison clothes and NCR Rangers' standard uniforms are to be expected, Caesar's Legion dress in surprisingly detailed roman costumes, and The Kings all dress like Elvis.
** To a degree, Caesar's Legion's roman costumes serves as uniforms (Caesar dreams of the Roman Empire [[RecycledInSpace IN AMERICA!]], so roman costumes are just part of the package), and naturally the NCR Rangers and ordinary NCR forces having uniforms are to be expected - they ''are'' part of the army of an organised state. The Great Khans, on the other hand, are merely a bunch of organized raiders/a tribe with a theme of Generic Eastern Horde (their historical knowledge aren't up to snuff for anything more unless you personally educate their leader). The Khans's outfits appear to be modified raider-wear, with a little touches you'd expect from a biker gang.
** The Fiends are an additional group of Raiders, whose hat is essentially rampant chemical abuse. They also all wear the same leather-and-cow-skull clothing, and use a bizarre mixture of low-tech improvised weaponry such as pool cues and much more advanced Laser guns, thanks to having raided a Vault's armory.
** There's also the Three Families of Vegas. The Chairmen all emulate the {{Camp}} of the Creator/RatPack, including [[JiveTurkey speaking like them.]] The White Glove Society are all pompous {{Upper Class Twit}}s who believe they're better than others and wear [[WhiteMaskOfDoom White Masks of Doom]] for the mysterious allure (when in actuality, it just makes them really creepy). The Omertas are essentially TheMafia and are all rude and foul-mouthed.
** The tribes from ''Honest Hearts'' have this to an extent. The Dead Horses beat people up with horse-shaped clubs, the Sorrows hunt bears and use their paws as boxing gloves. Meanwhile the White Legs are all about appropriative racism (being descended from a bunch of idiot tourists who thought it would be cool to survive in the post-apocalyptic world by aping a bunch of [[TheSavageIndian Savage Indian]] stereotypes and later adopting dreadlocks as their official hairstyle after a black guy taught them how to use machine guns).
** It goes deeper. The classic Fallout lore includes the Vipers, a gang of snake cultists with a love for poison, the Jackals, a bunch of cowardly, opportunistic cannibals, the Blades, who dress up in leather and wield knives, and the Rippers, who are quite fond of knife-sized chainsaws. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, only the Blades actually appear in-game, but the rest are at least mentioned. The Vipers and Jackals actually do show up in New Vegas, but by that point they're just petty marauders and no longer really qualify.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has Sudden Death Overtime, an "icegang" who follow a CargoCult based on ice hockey.
** The [[WeHelpTheHelpless Minutemen]] of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. Naming themselves after the historical Minutemen who defended towns and villages during the American Revolution isn't so far-fetched given the game is set in Boston, but choosing to dress in 18-Century costume and calling their home-made laser weapons "muskets" definitely is going a bit far towards cultivating the image of their namesake. The ''Nuka-World'' DLC introduces three distinct gangs of raiders, the Disciples, the Pack, and the Operators. {{Spik|esOfVillainy}}y psychopaths who prefer {{kni|feNut}}ves, colorful {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s with an AnimalMotif, and greedy {{aristocrats|AreEvil}} in [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]], respectively.
* ''VideoGame/MadWorld'''s Varrigan City is home to a bunch of gangs. The stages in the first area consist of punks and thugs, Asian Town ([[{{Wutai}} mishmash with Japanese and Chinese cultures]]) is homed to guys in martial artist gear and ninjas, Mad Castle is a full on MonsterMash (zombies, psycho killers, and grim reapers), Area 66 has soldiers, robots, and [[spoiler: [[TheGreys aliens]]]], and almost all of them appear again at different intervals at Casino Land.

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* ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'':
** The classic Fallout lore includes the Vipers, a gang of snake cultists with a love for poison, the Jackals, a bunch of cowardly, opportunistic cannibals, the Blades, who dress up in leather and wield knives, and the Rippers, who are quite fond of knife-sized chainsaws. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, only the Blades actually appear in-game, but the rest are at least mentioned. The Vipers and Jackals actually do show up in New Vegas, but by that point they're just petty marauders and no longer really qualify.
** ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' has Sudden Death Overtime, an "icegang" who follow a CargoCult based on ice hockey.
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Several factions in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' wear very distinctive outfits - while the Powder Gangers' prison clothes and NCR Rangers' standard uniforms are to be expected, Caesar's Legion dress in surprisingly detailed roman costumes, and The Kings all dress like Elvis.
** *** To a degree, Caesar's Legion's roman costumes serves as uniforms (Caesar dreams of the Roman Empire [[RecycledInSpace IN AMERICA!]], so roman costumes are just part of the package), and naturally the NCR Rangers and ordinary NCR forces having uniforms are to be expected - they ''are'' part of the army of an organised state. The Great Khans, on the other hand, are merely a bunch of organized raiders/a tribe with a theme of Generic Eastern Horde (their historical knowledge aren't up to snuff for anything more unless you personally educate their leader). The Khans's outfits appear to be modified raider-wear, with a little touches you'd expect from a biker gang.
** *** The Fiends are an additional group of Raiders, whose hat is essentially rampant chemical abuse. They also all wear the same leather-and-cow-skull clothing, and use a bizarre mixture of low-tech improvised weaponry such as pool cues and much more advanced Laser guns, thanks to having raided a Vault's armory.
** *** There's also the Three Families of Vegas. The Chairmen all emulate the {{Camp}} of the Creator/RatPack, including [[JiveTurkey speaking like them.]] The White Glove Society are all pompous {{Upper Class Twit}}s who believe they're better than others and wear [[WhiteMaskOfDoom White Masks of Doom]] for the mysterious allure (when in actuality, it just makes them really creepy). The Omertas are essentially TheMafia and are all rude and foul-mouthed.
** *** The tribes from ''Honest Hearts'' have this to an extent. The Dead Horses beat people up with horse-shaped clubs, the Sorrows hunt bears and use their paws as boxing gloves. Meanwhile the White Legs are all about appropriative racism (being descended from a bunch of idiot tourists who thought it would be cool to survive in the post-apocalyptic world by aping a bunch of [[TheSavageIndian Savage Indian]] stereotypes and later adopting dreadlocks as their official hairstyle after a black guy taught them how to use machine guns).
** It goes deeper. The classic Fallout lore includes the Vipers, a gang of snake cultists with a love for poison, the Jackals, a bunch of cowardly, opportunistic cannibals, the Blades, who dress up in leather and wield knives, and the Rippers, who are quite fond of knife-sized chainsaws. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, only the Blades actually appear in-game, but the rest are at least mentioned. The Vipers and Jackals actually do show up in New Vegas, but by that point they're just petty marauders and no longer really qualify.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has Sudden Death Overtime, an "icegang" who follow a CargoCult based on ice hockey.
** The [[WeHelpTheHelpless Minutemen]] of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''.''VideoGame/Fallout4''. Naming themselves after the historical Minutemen who defended towns and villages during the American Revolution isn't so far-fetched given the game is set in Boston, but choosing to dress in 18-Century costume and calling their home-made laser weapons "muskets" definitely is going a bit far towards cultivating the image of their namesake. The ''Nuka-World'' DLC introduces three distinct gangs of raiders, the Disciples, the Pack, and the Operators. {{Spik|esOfVillainy}}y psychopaths who prefer {{kni|feNut}}ves, colorful {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s with an AnimalMotif, and greedy {{aristocrats|AreEvil}} in [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]], respectively.
* ''VideoGame/MadWorld'''s Varrigan City is home to a bunch of gangs. The stages in the first area consist of punks and thugs, Asian Town ([[{{Wutai}} mishmash with Japanese and Chinese cultures]]) is homed home to guys in martial artist gear and ninjas, Mad Castle is a full on MonsterMash (zombies, psycho killers, and grim reapers), Area 66 has soldiers, robots, and [[spoiler: [[TheGreys aliens]]]], and almost all of them appear again at different intervals at Casino Land.



* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim:''
** All holds have slightly different armor and the hold's emblem on the shields (for richer holds), with a different protection rating based on the richness of the hold. Also, the Imperial and Stormcloak soldiers are strict about wearing the proper of [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience the two armors.]]
*** Those aren't really gangs, though. The Hold guards are guards (so it's like calling a police force a gang of hats), and the Imperial and Stormcloak soldiers are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin soldiers in an army]], wearing the armour and uniforms they are issued.



** [[TheFagin Francis Bedlam]] is a self-styled [[KingoftheHomeless King of Beggars]] who leads a conventional [[ThievesGuild Thieves' Guild]] (though that term isn't used) common in fantasy works.

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** [[TheFagin Francis Bedlam]] is a self-styled [[KingoftheHomeless King of Beggars]] who leads a conventional [[ThievesGuild Thieves' Guild]] ThievesGuild (though that term isn't used) common in fantasy works.



** [[InSeriesNickname Whoreson Junior]]'s gang is by far the most gimmick filled, most of his mooks dress like [[MonsterClown jesters and harlequins]] and are covered in [[TattooedCrook tattoos]].

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** [[InSeriesNickname Whoreson Junior]]'s gang is by far the most gimmick filled, most of his mooks dress like [[MonsterClown jesters and harlequins]] and are covered in [[TattooedCrook tattoos]].{{tattoo|edCrook}}s.
10th Mar '17 2:03:15 AM Skagit
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While most of the criminal organizations in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' are organized along ethnic/national lines, the [[ChurchMilitant Church of Violence]] is a group of [[HollywoodNuns]] who are Roanapur's top [[ArmsDealers gunrunners]]. [[spoiler: They aren't actually nuns at all!]]
10th Mar '17 1:37:41 AM Skagit
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' The [[WretchedHive Free City of Novigrad's]] underworld is run by the Big Four, four [[TheDon mob bosses]] who's gangs have hats of ranging gimmicks.

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* In addition to countless [[BanditMook generic bandits]], in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' The the [[WretchedHive Free City of Novigrad's]] underworld is run by the Big Four, four [[TheDon mob bosses]] who's gangs have hats of ranging gimmicks.



** [[InSeriesNickname Whoreson Junior]]'s gang is by far the most gimmick filled, members dress like [[MonsterClown jesters and harlequins]] and are covered in [[TattooedCrook tattoos]].

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** [[InSeriesNickname Whoreson Junior]]'s gang is by far the most gimmick filled, members most of his mooks dress like [[MonsterClown jesters and harlequins]] and are covered in [[TattooedCrook tattoos]].
10th Mar '17 12:27:29 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', the Shie Hassaikai, a small Yakuza gang run by Overhaul, all wear plague doctor masks.
8th Mar '17 12:30:06 PM Skagit
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' The [[WretchedHive Free City of Novigrad's]] underworld is run by the Big Four, four [[TheDon mob bosses]] who's gangs have hats of ranging gimmicks.
**[[TheFagin Francis Bedlam]] is a self-styled [[KingoftheHomeless King of Beggars]] who leads a conventional [[ThievesGuild Thieves' Guild]] (though that term isn't used) common in fantasy works.
**[[FakeAristocrat Count Sigi Reuven]] is the former [[TheSpymaster Redanian Spymaster]] who used his massive network of contacts and informants to build a new life as [[TheDon a mob boss]], he runs a [[PublicBathhouseScene bathhouse]] which caters to Novigrad's wealthy and doubles as a [[LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub meeting place]] for the Big Four.
**[[TheButcher Cleaver]] is a [[OurDwarvesAreAlltheSame dwarf]] who says his main business is "entertainment," all members of his gang are [[GenericEthnicCrimeGang fellow dwarves]] who wear [[CoolMask bandanas with the gang's symbol on them]].
**[[InSeriesNickname Whoreson Junior]]'s gang is by far the most gimmick filled, members dress like [[MonsterClown jesters and harlequins]] and are covered in [[TattooedCrook tattoos]].
8th Mar '17 8:08:17 AM Andyroid
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** Most recently, the [[WeHelpTheHelpless Minutemen]] of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. Naming themselves after the historical Minutemen who defended towns and villages during the American Revolution isn't so far-fetched given the game is set in Boston, but choosing to dress in 18-Century costume and calling their home-made laser weapons "muskets" definitely is going a bit far towards cultivating the image of their namesake. The ''Nuka-World'' DLC introduces three distinct gangs of raiders, the Disciples, the Pack, and the Operators. {{Spik|esOfVillainy}}y psychopaths who prefer {{kni|feNut}}ves, colorful {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s with an AnimalMotif, and greedy {{aristocrats|AreEvil}} in [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]], respectively.

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** Most recently, the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has Sudden Death Overtime, an "icegang" who follow a CargoCult based on ice hockey.
** The
[[WeHelpTheHelpless Minutemen]] of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. Naming themselves after the historical Minutemen who defended towns and villages during the American Revolution isn't so far-fetched given the game is set in Boston, but choosing to dress in 18-Century costume and calling their home-made laser weapons "muskets" definitely is going a bit far towards cultivating the image of their namesake. The ''Nuka-World'' DLC introduces three distinct gangs of raiders, the Disciples, the Pack, and the Operators. {{Spik|esOfVillainy}}y psychopaths who prefer {{kni|feNut}}ves, colorful {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s with an AnimalMotif, and greedy {{aristocrats|AreEvil}} in [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]], respectively.
1st Mar '17 7:26:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'', we've got the Yellow Scarves, who are traditional gang members who simply (wait for it) identify by wearing Yellow Scarves. Then we've got Dollars; the newest and biggest kid of the block; a gang formed over the Internet. Some members know each other in real life; but mostly only know each other by their online selves; and are summoned by [=PDA=]; most are extremely hardcore {{Otaku}}. Yes, it's a Weaponized [[ImageBoards 2channel.]] Be very afraid.

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* In ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'', ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', we've got the Yellow Scarves, who are traditional gang members who simply (wait for it) identify by wearing Yellow Scarves. Then we've got Dollars; the newest and biggest kid of the block; a gang formed over the Internet. Some members know each other in real life; but mostly only know each other by their online selves; and are summoned by [=PDA=]; most are extremely hardcore {{Otaku}}. Yes, it's a Weaponized [[ImageBoards 2channel.]] Be very afraid.
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