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5th May '16 10:34:33 AM iowaforever
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* Grunkle Stan in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. His life's dream is to possess money, and he'll do anything from cutting corners at the Mystery Shack, having the twins counterfeit money, or straight up robbery in order to get more cash.

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* Grunkle Stan in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. His life's dream is to possess money, and he'll do anything from cutting corners at the Mystery Shack, having the twins counterfeit money, or straight up robbery in order to get more cash. [[spoiler: This is revealed to be because his [[AbusiveParents scumbag of a father]] threw him out of the house when he was younger and told him not to come back until he had remade the possible millions they had lost riding the coattails of Stan's brother's academic scholarship (Stan had accidentally broken Ford's invention, causing him to be rejected from his dream school).]]
4th May '16 12:35:36 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', Greed is represented by a girl/demon named Mammon, one of [[SevenDeadlySins the Seven Stakes of Purgatory]] and Ange's "closest friend". She's the one who is serious about "taking [[spoiler: Sakutaro]] home", and constantly wants more of pretty much everything, whether it's knowledge, affection, or material things.

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', Greed is represented by a girl/demon named Mammon, one of [[SevenDeadlySins the Seven Stakes of Purgatory]] and Ange's "closest friend". She's the one who is serious about "taking [[spoiler: Sakutaro]] home", and constantly wants more of pretty much everything, whether it's knowledge, affection, or material things.
28th Apr '16 6:48:27 PM SSJMagus
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** In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'', Flonne mentions that she "can't imagine Etna doing anything that wouldn't make her money."
-->'''Etna:''' That's so mean...
-->{{beat}}
-->'''Etna:''' But it's true.
12th Apr '16 1:28:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* The defining characteristic of most antagonists in the IndianaJones series.
** In IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade, Walter Donovan seeks the HolyGrail so he can obtain immortality. In the end, greed blinds him from reason and he gets tricked into drinking from a fake grail, which causes him to age rapidly to death. In a perfect example of greed, Elsa Schneider then attempts to take the true grail outside the temple, despite warnings not to cross the seal. In the ensuing chaos, she drops the grail into a chasm and nearly falls in herself, but Indy catches her. The grail ends up on a small ledge and Elsa, consumed by her greed, reaches for it. Her hand comes up just short, which only fuels her desire to keep trying, despite the fact she’s slipping from Indy’s hold. Overcome by her lust for the cup, she stretches too far and Indy loses his grip on her slippery gloved hand. Indy by contrast is able to let go of the grail and thus escapes with his life, though even he was reluctant to give up such a historic find.

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* The defining characteristic of most antagonists in the IndianaJones ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' series.
** In IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade, ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', Walter Donovan seeks the HolyGrail so he can obtain immortality. In the end, greed blinds him from reason and he gets tricked into drinking from a fake grail, which causes him to age rapidly to death. In a perfect example of greed, Elsa Schneider then attempts to take the true grail outside the temple, despite warnings not to cross the seal. In the ensuing chaos, she drops the grail into a chasm and nearly falls in herself, but Indy catches her. The grail ends up on a small ledge and Elsa, consumed by her greed, reaches for it. Her hand comes up just short, which only fuels her desire to keep trying, despite the fact she’s slipping from Indy’s hold. Overcome by her lust for the cup, she stretches too far and Indy loses his grip on her slippery gloved hand. Indy by contrast is able to let go of the grail and thus escapes with his life, though even he was reluctant to give up such a historic find.
29th Mar '16 11:57:50 AM DoorIntoSummer
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* Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries: Smith [[ShootTheDog murders]] his brother's [[NiceGuy step-nephew]] out of a desire for the estate. [[TearJerker Poor guy.]]

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* Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries: ''Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries'': Smith [[ShootTheDog murders]] his brother's [[NiceGuy step-nephew]] out of a desire for the estate. [[TearJerker Poor guy.]]]]
* ''Fanfic/WithThisRing'': Features an SI who uses an Orange ring of Avarice (see ''Agent Orange'' in the ''Comic Books'' section) as the primary source of their power.
27th Mar '16 5:48:24 PM intastiel
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* The {{Embodiment|ofVice}} of Greed in ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'' is an AffablyEvil spirit who loves {{Leonine Contract}}s but is single-minded enough to bargain for pocket change as long as it's the person's last penny.
27th Mar '16 5:43:42 PM intastiel
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* Haley's opening motivation in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Then, we learn [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0131.html why]].
** As pointed out in the author commentary for the first prequel book, she was always pretty greedy before getting a motivation. ''And she still intends to ultimately make a profit from that.''
** So it's odd that ''since'' we learned that motivation, that aspect of her character has been rather [[CharacterDevelopment de-Flanderized]].
** It's still here, it's just not her ''main'' motivation -- see "[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0765.html The Love of Money]]" strip.

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* Haley's opening motivation LovableRogue Haley in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Then, we learn ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has the driving goal to win an obscene amount of gold. When CharacterizationMarchesOn, it's [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0131.html why]].
** As pointed out in the author commentary
revealed]] that her father is being held ransom for the first prequel book, she was always pretty greedy before getting a motivation. ''And said obscene amount of gold; although she still intends to ultimately make a profit from that.''
** So it's odd that ''since'' we learned that motivation, that aspect of her character has been rather [[CharacterDevelopment de-Flanderized]].
** It's still here, it's just not her ''main'' motivation -- see "[[http://www.
really, ''[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0765.html The Love of Money]]" strip.really]]'' loves money, she's also [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1029.html willing]] to part with it for a good cause.
15th Mar '16 11:09:53 PM kataangluvr
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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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* A museum owner in ''Manga/YuGiOh'' has this unfortunate quality. He gets a surprise visit from Shadi who, with his own Millennium Items, punishes him for wanting money more than anything else via a KarmicDeath.
25th Feb '16 4:42:12 AM foxley
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May lead to DeathByMaterialism. GoldFever is a {{subtrope}}. Often goes hand in hand with [[VillainousGlutton gluttony]]. Compare {{Lust}}, which is desire for abstract concepts and feelings as opposed to material possessions. If a greedy character is featured in a musical, expect a MoneySong.

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May lead to DeathByMaterialism. GoldFever is a {{subtrope}}.{{subtrope}}, as is LovesOnlyGold. Often goes hand in hand with [[VillainousGlutton gluttony]]. Compare {{Lust}}, which is desire for abstract concepts and feelings as opposed to material possessions. If a greedy character is featured in a musical, expect a MoneySong.
18th Feb '16 11:21:24 AM TrollBrutal
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them.
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