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21st Jun '17 2:07:24 PM Schismatism
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', one of Sam's major motivations is to get rich, ideally to him by way of the path of least resistance.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', one of Sam's major motivations is to get rich, ideally to him by way of the path of least resistance. Sam is a saint, however, compared to Mr. Kornada, who is so intent on acquiring every credit he can get his grubby hands on that he's willing to sacrifice the lives of the entire colony. Sam and Kornada act as one anothers' {{Foil}}s for a big chunk of the comic.
6th Jun '17 12:33:02 AM Ezaxcks
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* Ragyo Kiryuin from ''Anime/KillLaKill''. As the head of the Kiryuin Conglomerate which spans all across the world over, Ragyo is inclined to the social, economic, political and relatively speaking day to day livelihood of the ignorant masses the world over. All through the usage of the Central Life Fiber which is all but interwoven into the attire products sold by her corporation's multi-national and multi-property owning sporting and manufacturing companies; she practically ran the world. Hell, even after having undone her own daughter's [[CardCarryingVillain rebellion, ending in the dissolution and integration of her entire student body Task Force into the creation of the Koketsu kamui project on top of having the few pockets of resistance all across the world promoted both by Satsuki as well as Nudist Beach's steadily dwindle to nothing as her COVERS absorb them into their armies]]. Is this enough for her? [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Hell, NO!]] She owns the world, owns the war, owns the high ground. For all intents and purposes runs both the landscape as well as battleground of the entire scene and series, and she still wants her other younger daughter whom she initially cast aside as a failure in her demented experiments. She even lampshades it in Episode #19.
---> '''Ragyo:''' And soon even your little sister will return to me.
4th Jun '17 5:44:04 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Zig-zagged with Locke, who refuses Jaime's attempt to bribe him but also refuses Brienne's ransom because it's not enough.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The only thing Locke wants from Brienne more than a bit of fun is a ransom from her father. Zig-zagged with Locke, who when he refuses Jaime's attempt to bribe him for all the gold in Casterly Rock but also refuses Brienne's ransom because it's not enough.enough. The initial misunderstanding is probably down to Jaime, and the audience, being more used to the usual forms of greed that shiny, shiny gems or gold usually produce. But, Locke repeatedly shows himself more greedy ''for power over others'': getting a highborn to cough sapphires up to him? That's worth something. Finding out he won't get a power kick that way? Cue change of plans back to simple, immediate fun.
1st May '17 10:14:33 PM nombretomado
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* Swindle in ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'' is defined by his greed. In ''TransformersGeneration1'', he sells off parts of his fellow Combaticons to a shady arms dealer to make himself a profit. In ''TransformersAnimated'', Megatron comments that he'd sell his own motherboard if the price was enough, and Swindle just laughs and moves on to his sales pitch.
** Another candidate for undeniable greed-botdom is Doubledealer, a two-faced scoundrel with no loyalties to anything other than who can give him the most power and Energon. Doesn't have a single qualm betraying anyone as long as it's worth more money, more fuel, more ''something.'' In one continuity, this results in his messy end when someone finally figures that there is no line Doubledealer won't cross in his greed and throws (well, blasts) him off a mountain. He's not even a Decepticon (though his toys typically listed him as such): he's too greedy (and consequently lacking in loyalty) for the group known for ChronicBackstabbingDisorder to put up with him for long.
* Mr. Krabs from WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants is very greedy. He always gets angry when something happens to his money. In fact, in ''Jellyfish Hunter'', he got Spongebob to capture most of the jellyfish for their jelly. [[MoralEventHorizon It turned out Mr. Krabs was processing and killing them in horrendous conditions in his factory]] and Spongebob was appalled when he found out.

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* ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'':
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Swindle in ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'' is defined by his greed. In ''TransformersGeneration1'', ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'', he sells off parts of his fellow Combaticons to a shady arms dealer to make himself a profit. In ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Megatron comments that he'd sell his own motherboard if the price was enough, and Swindle just laughs and moves on to his sales pitch.
** Another candidate for undeniable greed-botdom is Doubledealer, a two-faced scoundrel with no loyalties to anything other than who can give him the most power and Energon. Doesn't have a single qualm betraying anyone as long as it's worth more money, more fuel, more ''something.'' In one continuity, this results in his messy end when someone finally figures that there is no line Doubledealer won't cross in his greed and throws (well, blasts) him off a mountain. He's not even a Decepticon (though his toys typically listed him as such): he's too greedy (and consequently lacking in loyalty) for the group known for ChronicBackstabbingDisorder to put up with him for long.
* Mr. Krabs from WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' is very greedy. He always gets angry when something happens to his money. In fact, in ''Jellyfish Hunter'', he got Spongebob to capture most of the jellyfish for their jelly. [[MoralEventHorizon It turned out Mr. Krabs was processing and killing them in horrendous conditions in his factory]] and Spongebob was appalled when he found out.
26th Apr '17 8:00:24 PM WillBGood
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* Recurring theme in C.S. Lewis' ''Literature/Chronicles of Narnia'':

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* Recurring theme in C.S. Lewis' ''Literature/Chronicles of Narnia'':''Literature/ChroniclesOfNarnia'':
26th Apr '17 8:00:11 PM WillBGood
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* Recurring theme in C.S. Lewis' [[Chronicles of Narnia]]

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* Recurring theme in C.S. Lewis' [[Chronicles ''Literature/Chronicles of Narnia]]Narnia'':



** 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.

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** Both Jadis and moreso, Uncle Andrew, in The Magician's Nephew.''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew''. 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.''Literature/TheLastBattle''.
17th Apr '17 1:42:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* Laethys, the Dragon of Earth, in ''{{Rift}}''.

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* Laethys, the Dragon of Earth, in ''{{Rift}}''.''VideoGame/{{Rift}}''.
9th Mar '17 6:08:01 PM Valiona
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* The major villains of ''VideoGame/Persona 5'' correspond to the SevenDeadlySins. The fifth major boss of the game is fast food company CEO Kunikazu Okumura, and he embodies Greed: he makes his employees work long hours and in unsanitary conditions, with the bottom line being his sole priority. He also puts his daughter [[LonelyRichKid Haru]] up for an ArrangedMarriage with a douchey fiancee who's the son of a member of the Diet in order to expand into politics (to the point at which even the business is just a stepping stone), and chooses to ignore the fact that she's suffering from it. His [[EldritchLocation Palace]] is a giant space station that encompasses his greed, and his Shadow Self is Mammon, the demon classically tied to the sin.

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* The major villains of ''VideoGame/Persona 5'' ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' correspond to the SevenDeadlySins. The fifth major boss of the game is fast food company CEO Kunikazu Okumura, and he embodies Greed: he makes his employees work long hours and in unsanitary conditions, with the bottom line being his sole priority. He also puts his daughter [[LonelyRichKid Haru]] up for an ArrangedMarriage with a douchey fiancee who's the son of a member of the Diet in order to expand into politics (to the point at which even the business is just a stepping stone), and chooses to ignore the fact that she's suffering from it. His [[EldritchLocation Palace]] is a giant space station that encompasses his greed, and his Shadow Self is Mammon, the demon classically tied to the sin.
9th Mar '17 6:05:46 PM Valiona
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** While Ling Yao has nobler beliefs than the previous example, he embodies some of these qualities as well, having goals such as becoming emperor and obtaining immortality, but being absolutely against sacrificing his followers or letting them sacrifice themselves for him. [[spoiler:This serves as foreshadowing as to why he ends up becoming the second Greed]].

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** While Ling Yao has nobler beliefs than the previous example, he embodies some of these qualities as well, having goals such as becoming emperor and obtaining immortality, immortality(at least as a bargaining chip to improve his chances of succeeding the emperor), but being absolutely against sacrificing his followers or letting them sacrifice themselves for him. [[spoiler:This serves as foreshadowing as to why he ends up becoming the second Greed]].



** The fact that it's a defining characteristic of hers is played with in her in-betweener. [[spoiler: Even after Arlong is dealt with, she's still just as greedy.]]

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** The fact that it's a defining characteristic of hers is played with in her in-betweener. [[spoiler: Even after Arlong is dealt with, she's still just as greedy.greedy, justifying it by saying that she's now free to use her money as she pleases.]]



* The major villains of ''VideoGame/Persona 5'' correspond to the SevenDeadlySins. The fifth major boss of the game is fast food company CEO Kunikazu Okumura, and he embodies Greed: he is negligent of both his restaurants and his employees, with the bottom line being his sole priority. He also puts his daughter [[LonelyRichKid Haru]] up for an ArrangedMarriage with a douchey member of the Diet in order to expand his business opportunities, and chooses to ignore the fact that she's suffering from it. His [[EldritchLocation Palace]] is a giant space station that encompasses his greed, and his Shadow Self is Mammon, the demon classically tied to the sin.

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* The major villains of ''VideoGame/Persona 5'' correspond to the SevenDeadlySins. The fifth major boss of the game is fast food company CEO Kunikazu Okumura, and he embodies Greed: he is negligent of both makes his restaurants employees work long hours and his employees, in unsanitary conditions, with the bottom line being his sole priority. He also puts his daughter [[LonelyRichKid Haru]] up for an ArrangedMarriage with a douchey fiancee who's the son of a member of the Diet in order to expand his into politics (to the point at which even the business opportunities, is just a stepping stone), and chooses to ignore the fact that she's suffering from it. His [[EldritchLocation Palace]] is a giant space station that encompasses his greed, and his Shadow Self is Mammon, the demon classically tied to the sin.sin.
** There's also Junya Kaneshiro, a {{Yakuza}} boss who blackmails teenagers for money, and while he represents the sin of Gluttony (since, unlike Kunikazu, Kaneshiro simply wants more money, and doesn't have any other ambitions), some had theorized that his sin was {{Greed}}. His Palace is a bank, and when you fight against his Shadow Self, Baal, you can distract him by offering up a rare item.
7th Mar '17 2:25:06 AM Troperinik
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* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' is almost always trying to scam his [[WithFriendsLikeThese friends]] out of their money or other things, or forcefully take them. It's most noticeable in the episode "Let's Play Gangster Poker", where he actually ''threatens to shoot them to death'' if they don't give him money.
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