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28th Nov '16 6:28:18 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'', a man offers to betray ConanTheBarbarian for this. [[spoiler:True motive, {{Revenge}}. He reveals all when he has led them into the trap, because they have so utterly ruined his life he does not care about their killing him.]]

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'', a man offers to betray ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian for this. [[spoiler:True motive, {{Revenge}}. He reveals all when he has led them into the trap, because they have so utterly ruined his life he does not care about their killing him.]]
20th Oct '16 1:39:05 AM Dravencour
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** And much later, in the final season, a rival distributor offers Walter, Jesse, and Mike $5 million each for a shipment of methylamine they lifted. This is more money than Walter could ever spend, and an order of magnitude more than he originally intended to make, but turns down the offer so that he can keep cooking meth in order to make even more money. This turns out to be a TragicMistake that sets the stage for his ultimate downfall.

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** And much later, in the final season, a rival distributor offers Walter, Jesse, and Mike $5 million each for a shipment of methylamine they lifted. This is more money than Walter could ever spend, and an order of magnitude more than he originally intended to make, but turns down the offer so that he can keep cooking meth in order to make even more money. This turns out to be a TragicMistake that sets the stage for his ultimate downfall.



* King Midas from Greek Mythology. When he offers hospitality to a Satyr of the Greek god Dionysus, Dionysus rewards him by granting him any wish he pleases. King Midas wishes for the power to turn everything into gold, and King Dionysus grants it. At first, Midas is happy and overjoyed, turning everything in sight into gold. However, he soon finds out he he can't eat nor drink, for anything he tries to swallow also turns to gold. Eventually, he turns his daughter into gold by accident, leading him to beg for Dionysus to take back his wish and reverse everything, to which Dionysus obliges.

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* King Midas from Greek Mythology. When he offers hospitality to a Satyr of the Greek god Dionysus, Dionysus rewards him by granting him any wish he pleases. King Midas wishes for the power to turn everything into gold, and King Dionysus grants it. At first, Midas is happy and overjoyed, turning everything in sight into gold. However, he soon finds out he [[BlessedWithSuck he can't eat nor drink, for anything he tries to swallow also turns to gold.gold]]. Eventually, he turns his daughter into gold by accident, leading him to beg for Dionysus to take back his wish and reverse everything, to which Dionysus obliges.



* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' mythos, Greed is often seen as the biggest handicap that dwarves have as a race. They even have a god who embodies the concept called Abbathor, and while their other gods don't like him, they accept him as their own, as he sides with them against traditional enemies of the dwarves, like orcs. This gives dwarves a bad reputation at times, because their gods grudingly accept the embodiment of Greed as one of their own.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' mythos, Greed is often seen as the biggest handicap that dwarves have as a race. They even have a god who embodies the concept called Abbathor, and while their other gods don't like him, they accept him as their own, as he sides with them against traditional enemies of the dwarves, like orcs. This gives dwarves a bad reputation at times, because their gods grudingly grudgingly accept the embodiment of Greed as one of their own.



* VideoGame/{{Overlord}} has Goldo Golderson, the Dwarf FallenHero who is the epitome of this trope. His greed drove him to [[ElvesVsDwarves invade the Elven forests]] to enslave the population to put in his mines.

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* VideoGame/{{Overlord}} ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' has Goldo Golderson, the Dwarf FallenHero who is the epitome of this trope. His greed drove him to [[ElvesVsDwarves invade the Elven forests]] to enslave the population to put in his mines.



* The ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' franchise always has someone who wants more and are willing to do anything to get what the want. Sometimes, it catches up to them. Other times, [[KarmaHoudini they get away with it.]]

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* The ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' franchise always has someone who wants more and are willing to do anything to get what the they want. Sometimes, it catches up to them. Other times, [[KarmaHoudini they get away with it.]]
20th Oct '16 1:33:50 AM Dravencour
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** Later, when Jesse sets up his own smaller-scale distribution network with his three buddies slinging the blue meth, they have a nice, steady stream going, each taking $3,000 a day. Then Walter insists they expand into new territories, leading to [[spoiler:Combo]] getting shot by rival dealers. This sends Jesse into depression and heroin use, which drives a wedge between the two. Even after they reunite, the killing later ends up turning Jesse violently against Gus' organsiation and Walter is forced to side with him against powerful, violent men.
** And much later, in the final season, a rival distributor offers Walter, Jesse, and Mike $5 million each for a shipment of methylamine they lifted. This is more money than Walter could ever spend, and an order of magnitude more than he originally intended to make, but turns down the offer so that he can keep cooking meth in order to make even more money.

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** Later, when Jesse sets up his own smaller-scale distribution network with his three buddies slinging the blue meth, they have a nice, steady stream going, each taking $3,000 a day. Then Walter insists they expand into new territories, leading to [[spoiler:Combo]] getting shot by rival dealers. This sends Jesse into depression and heroin use, which drives a wedge between the two. Even after they reunite, the killing later ends up turning Jesse violently against Gus' organsiation organization and Walter is forced to side with him against powerful, violent men.
** And much later, in the final season, a rival distributor offers Walter, Jesse, and Mike $5 million each for a shipment of methylamine they lifted. This is more money than Walter could ever spend, and an order of magnitude more than he originally intended to make, but turns down the offer so that he can keep cooking meth in order to make even more money. This turns out to be a TragicMistake that sets the stage for his ultimate downfall.
26th Sep '16 9:34:27 AM airforceteacher
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* Recurring theme in C.S. Lewis' [[Chronicles of Narnia]]
** Eustace becomes a dragon due to falling asleep thinking dragonish thoughts on a pile of dragon's gold.
** Both Jadis and moreso, Uncle Andrew, in The Magician's Nephew. Digory's own theft of the Apple was forgiven due to his desire to give it his mother for its (assumed and later verified) healing powers.
** Shift the monkey in The Last Battle.
7th Aug '16 3:08:51 PM TimeLordVictorious
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7th Aug '16 3:08:29 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* King Midas from Greek Mythology. When he offers hospitality to a Satyr of the Greek god Dionysus, Dionysus rewards him by granting him any wish he pleases. King Midas wishes for the power to turn everything into gold, and King Dionysus grants it. At first, Midas is happy and overjoyed, turning everything in sight into gold. However, he soon finds out he he can't eat nor drink, for anything he tries to swallow also turns to gold. Eventually, he turns his daughter into gold by accident, leading him to beg for Dionysus to take back his wish and reverse everything, to which Dionysus obliges.
7th Aug '16 12:12:51 PM nombretomado
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* Pictured above is "Agent Orange", real name Larfleeze, "leader" of the [[GreenLantern Orange Lantern Corps]] in TheDCU. In the emotional spectrum, Orange represents selfishness and greed, and Agent Orange is the greediest creature to ever live. True to form, he's the only true member of the corps; the others are all spirits of the people he killed in his constant search for '''''more'''''.

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* Pictured above is "Agent Orange", real name Larfleeze, "leader" of the [[GreenLantern Orange Lantern Corps]] in TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. In the emotional spectrum, Orange represents selfishness and greed, and Agent Orange is the greediest creature to ever live. True to form, he's the only true member of the corps; the others are all spirits of the people he killed in his constant search for '''''more'''''.
1st Aug '16 9:09:55 PM Dravencour
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** Demigawa, a corrupt TV executive, focuses his attention on how much money he can make. [[spoiler:When he starts hosting a terrible show called "Kira's Kingdom" and starts asking for donations, his usefulness drops to zero. [[VillainProtagonist Light]] decides silently that Demigawa's greed would drive away the support for Kira. His PsychoSupporter, Mikami, agrees and has the man killed.]]

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** Demigawa, Demegawa, a corrupt TV executive, focuses his attention on how much money he can make. [[spoiler:When he starts hosting a terrible show called "Kira's Kingdom" and starts asking for donations, his usefulness drops to zero. [[VillainProtagonist Light]] decides silently that Demigawa's Demegawa's greed would drive away the people's support for Kira. His PsychoSupporter, Mikami, agrees and has the man killed.kills Demegawa and his cronies.]]
1st Aug '16 9:06:34 PM Dravencour
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* Meiko Shimono from ''Anime/HellGirl'' is such a selfish RichBitch that [[spoiler: she first kills her parents for their money, and later murders her baby son to not have to share said wealth.]]

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* Meiko Shimono from ''Anime/HellGirl'' is such a selfish RichBitch that [[spoiler: she first kills her parents for their money, and later murders her baby son to not have to share said wealth.]]wealth]]. No pity is had for her when she's sent to Hell.
27th Jul '16 6:37:52 AM Kakai
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* In ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'', greed is said to be Drije's main motivation behind betraying the Sand Masters - he wants to sell his skills for money, while they disagree.
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