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1st Dec '17 4:21:13 PM Saber15
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* In the ''Videogame/{{X}}-Universe'', greed is a defining feature of the LizardFolk Teladi, who are united under the [[OneNationUnderCopyright Teladi Corporation]] lead by Chairman [[PunnyName Ceo]]. Teladi are absolutely ''obsessed'' with profit, to the point [[LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub where they all but openly sell ships]] to the local SpacePirates. It's rare for them to ''not'' mention profit or credits in a conversation; "Good profit!" is their equivalent to goodbye. That said, Teladi hailing from their homeworld - cut off from the PortalNetwork for a few hundred years - lack this trait.
26th Oct '17 5:14:14 PM marymichael
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* One of the heaviest themes in ''{{Film/Fargo}}'' is the destructiveness of greed. Jerry Lundegaard needs money (we never find out what for), so he hires two criminals to kidnap his wife to get her wealthy father to pay the ransom, which Jerry will split between himself and the criminals. Despite Jerry's greed being the thing that kicks off the plot, almost ''everyone'' succumbs to it in this movie. [[spoiler:Even Jerry's wife's father, Wade, tries to haggle over his daughter's ransom.]]
4th Oct '17 4:18:15 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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* 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. In addition, Episode 128 shows that he has no problem with traumatizing Quack Quack so he can trick [[TheDitz Stumpy]] into giving him... four cents.
14th Sep '17 9:25:30 PM PaulA
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* In Julian May's ''The Rampart Worlds'' sci-fi trilogy, this is pretty much the main reason the [[MegaCorp Hundred Concerns]] start dealing with the Haluk (although [[spoiler:Emily Konigsberg]] started all the trouble through naivete). It turns out that giving technology to a touchy, paranoid race ''is not a good idea''.

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* In Julian May's Creator/JulianMay's ''The Rampart Worlds'' sci-fi trilogy, this is pretty much the main reason the [[MegaCorp Hundred Concerns]] start dealing with the Haluk (although [[spoiler:Emily Konigsberg]] started all the trouble through naivete). It turns out that giving technology to a touchy, paranoid race ''is not a good idea''.
8th Sep '17 8:39:36 AM MsCC93
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* Eddy from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''.

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* Eddy from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''.''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' is very greedy when it comes to money and jawbreakers. Rolf & Jimmy even exploit this in "Here's Mud In Your Ed" by tricking Eddy into giving away all his personal possessions for an exchange for a fraudulent money tree seed.
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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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'':
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