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23rd Sep '17 12:33:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'': Hank Rearden, Dagny Taggart, Ellis Wyatt, really most of the main heroic cast. In AynRand's philosophy, the honest industrialist is one of the most noble figures a person can aspire to be.

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* ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'': Hank Rearden, Dagny Taggart, Ellis Wyatt, really most of the main heroic cast. In AynRand's Creator/AynRand's philosophy, the honest industrialist is one of the most noble figures a person can aspire to be.
23rd Sep '17 10:43:11 AM lillolillo
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23rd Sep '17 10:42:06 AM lillolillo
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* Franchise/DCUniverse:
** [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]], in his RichIdiotWithNoDayJob-slash-MillionairePlayboy-slash-UnclePennybags persona, especially his Franchise/{{DCAU}} version. Lucius Fox, Wayne Enterprises' CEO to Bruce's President, is also an equally honest businessman.

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''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]], Wayne, in his RichIdiotWithNoDayJob-slash-MillionairePlayboy-slash-UnclePennybags persona, especially his Franchise/{{DCAU}} version. version.
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Lucius Fox, Wayne Enterprises' CEO to Bruce's President, is also an equally honest businessman.



* [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]], CEO of Stark Enterprises, is this once he quit being a weapons dealer. Well, [[DependingOnTheWriter in his "better" portrayals]], at least; issues like his involvement in the events of the ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' series cast doubts on the integrity of his corporate practices. But even as distasteful as weapons manufacturing is to a lot of people, he was a pretty honest guy with those, too. Making for the US Armed forces, not (knowingly) ever providing for terrorists, etc. For instance, in a famous story, "Doomquest," when Stark learned that an underling sold military tech to Doctor Doom, he instantly fired him, refunded Doom's money, tried to prevent Doom's minion from taking the goods anyway, and then personally confronted Doom in his own castle to get them back.\\
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Tony is such a benevolent boss that he earns the absolute loyalty of his employees, who genuinely admire him and believe in him. Resulted in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the employees of Stark Industries in one storyline where a CorruptCorporateExecutive took over Stark Industries and Tony announces he's starting a new company from scratch; ''virtually the entire Stark Industries workforce quits'', walk out on the new CEO, and eagerly go to join Tony at his new company, purely out of loyalty and respect for him.

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Tony Stark]], Stark, CEO of Stark Enterprises, is this once he quit being a weapons dealer. Well, [[DependingOnTheWriter in his "better" portrayals]], at least; issues like his involvement in the events of the ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' series cast doubts on the integrity of his corporate practices. But even as distasteful as weapons manufacturing is to a lot of people, he was a pretty honest guy with those, too. Making for the US Armed forces, not (knowingly) ever providing for terrorists, etc. For instance, in a famous story, "Doomquest," when Stark learned that an underling sold military tech to Doctor Doom, he instantly fired him, refunded Doom's money, tried to prevent Doom's minion from taking the goods anyway, and then personally confronted Doom in his own castle to get them back.\\
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Tony is such a benevolent boss that he earns the absolute loyalty of his employees, who genuinely admire him and believe in him. Resulted in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome an awesome moment for the employees of Stark Industries in one storyline where a CorruptCorporateExecutive took over Stark Industries and Tony announces he's starting a new company from scratch; ''virtually the entire Stark Industries workforce quits'', walk out on the new CEO, and eagerly go to join Tony at his new company, purely out of loyalty and respect for him.
15th Sep '17 3:48:49 PM DVB
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The appropriately named Filthy Rich is this, quite surprisingly considering what his daughter Diamond Tiara and wife Spoiled Rich are like. He's very amiable to the Apple Family (because they helped him gain most of his fortune) and an all-around nice guy to everyone, only getting a little peeved once when Cheerilee calls him "Filthy" and in a flashback when he thought Applejack was trying to renege on a business deal. Averted with his ''Equestria Girls'' counterpart in ''Legend of Everfree'', who's a CorruptCorporateExecutive through and through.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The appropriately named Filthy Rich is this, quite surprisingly considering what his daughter Diamond Tiara and wife Spoiled Rich are like. like (though the latter is to blame for the former). He's very amiable to the Apple Family (because they helped him gain most of his fortune) and an all-around nice guy to everyone, only getting a little peeved once everyone. His rare bits of annoyances were when Cheerilee calls refers to him "Filthy" by his first name (which is understandable, given the name) though she corrects himself quickly and in a flashback when he thought Applejack was trying to renege on a business deal. Averted with his ''Equestria Girls'' counterpart in ''Legend of Everfree'', who's a CorruptCorporateExecutive through and through.
3rd Aug '17 10:21:00 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has Crassius Curio. He's a Councilor for Great House Hlaalu, the Dunmeri great house priding itself on [[ProudMerchantRace its mercantile and trade skills]]. However, it also comes with a heaping dose of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and lots of [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Chronic Backstabbing]]. Most of its councilors are in the pocket of the Camonna Tong, Morrowind's native [[TheMafia mafia-esque]] [[TheSyndicate Crime Organization]]. Curio, his [[LovableSexManiac creepy predilections]] aside, is actively working to clean up the corruption within the House and is one of only two councilors above the influence of the Camonna Tong. (The other is in permanent hiding, while Curio acts like an [[ObfuscatingStupidity easily manipulated fool]] to stay beneath their radar.) In one particular example, when completing quests for Odral Helvi, you can report his orders to Crassius to receive alternate, less morally offensive ways to complete the quests (and eventually even get Helvi arrested).
** As one of the Nine Divines, Zenithar is the ''God'' of commerce and merchantilism, as well as hard work and being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. He's described by his followers as the one most in-touch with mortal affairs. You can actually bump into one of [[PhysicalGod his avatars]] in ''Morrowind'', as a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Redguard]] trader named Jon Hawker who gets trapped by slavers in a cave and requests a Divine Intervention scroll so he can leave. He'll reward you with Zenithar's Warning and Zenithar's Wiles, a unique set of enchanted gloves which together can charm people and reduce enemies' will to fight you.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In the series' mythology, Zenithar, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric Divine]] God of Work and Commerce preaches that this is the type of person to be in business, and that the path to peace and prosperity is through earnest work and honest profit. He's described by his followers as the one most in-touch with mortal affairs, and is also described as the "god who will always win", as he makes it so [[XanatosGambit he stands to gain from any action]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
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Crassius Curio. He's a Councilor for Great House Hlaalu, the Dunmeri great house priding itself on [[ProudMerchantRace its mercantile and trade skills]]. However, it also comes with a heaping dose of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and lots of [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Chronic Backstabbing]]. Most of its councilors are in the pocket of the Camonna Tong, Morrowind's native [[TheMafia mafia-esque]] [[TheSyndicate Crime Organization]]. Curio, his [[LovableSexManiac creepy predilections]] aside, is actively working to clean up the corruption within the House and is one of only two councilors above the influence of the Camonna Tong. (The other is in permanent hiding, while Curio acts like an [[ObfuscatingStupidity easily manipulated fool]] to stay beneath their radar.) In one particular example, when completing quests for Odral Helvi, you can report his orders to Crassius to receive alternate, less morally offensive ways to complete the quests (and eventually even get Helvi arrested).
** As one of *** During the Nine Divines, Zenithar is the ''God'' [[SaintlyChurch Imperial Cult]] questline, an [[GodInHumanForm avatar of commerce and merchantilism, as well as hard work and being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. He's described by his followers Zenithar]] can be encountered as the one most in-touch with mortal affairs. You can actually bump into one of [[PhysicalGod his avatars]] in ''Morrowind'', as a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Redguard]] trader named Redguard Jon Hawker Hawker, who gets trapped was captured by slavers in smugglers. Giving him a cave and requests a [[WarpWhistle Divine Intervention scroll so he can leave. He'll scroll]] has him reward you with a set of unique enchanted gloves, Zenithar's Warning and Zenithar's Wiles, a unique set of enchanted gloves which together can charm people and reduce enemies' will to fight you.
30th Jul '17 2:07:16 PM thatmadork
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** As one of the Nine Divines, Zenithar is the ''God'' of commerce and merchantilism, as well as hard work and being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. He's described by his followers as the one most in-touch with mortal affairs. You can actually bump into one of [[PhysicalGod his avatars]] in ''Morrowind'', as a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Redguard]] trader named Jon Hawker who gets trapped by slavers in a cave and requests a Divine Intervention scroll so he can leave. He'll reward you with Zenithar's Warning and Zenithar's Wiles, a unique set of enchanted gloves which together can charm people and reduce enemies' will to fight you.
16th Jul '17 10:39:36 PM HeroGal2347
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* Scrooge [=McDuck=] of WesternAnimation/DuckTales is proud that every red cent of his fortune was earned square.

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* Scrooge [=McDuck=] of WesternAnimation/DuckTales ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' is proud that every red cent of his fortune was earned square.
15th Jun '17 12:55:41 PM kazokuhouou
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* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse has Scrooge [=McDuck=]. Call him a greedy bargainer, call him a slavedriving taskmaster, call him an exploitative manipulator... but he prides himself on earning his fortune "square" without being a dishonest and immoral businessman -- unlike his EvilCounterpart, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Flintheart Glomgold]]. Typical DependingOnTheWriter and CharacterizationMarchesOn caveats apply. [[spoiler: The one time he veered into Corrupt territory ended up costing him his relationship with his family, and he spends years alone and miserable.]]

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* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse has Scrooge [=McDuck=]. Call him a greedy bargainer, call him a slavedriving taskmaster, call him an exploitative manipulator... but he prides himself on earning his fortune "square" without being a dishonest and immoral businessman -- unlike his EvilCounterpart, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Flintheart Glomgold]]. Typical DependingOnTheWriter and CharacterizationMarchesOn caveats apply. [[spoiler: The one time he veered into Corrupt territory ended up costing him his relationship with his family, and he spends years alone and miserable.miserable until he reconciled with Donald and met his great-nephews, who brought out the spark of adventure he let lie dormant.]]
14th Jun '17 6:22:20 PM kazokuhouou
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* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse has Scrooge [=McDuck=]. Call him a greedy bargainer, call him a slavedriving taskmaster, call him an exploitative manipulator... but he prides himself on earning his fortune "square" without being a dishonest and immoral businessman -- unlike his EvilCounterpart, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Flintheart Glomgold]]. Typical DependingOnTheWriter and CharacterizationMarchesOn caveats apply.

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* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse has Scrooge [=McDuck=]. Call him a greedy bargainer, call him a slavedriving taskmaster, call him an exploitative manipulator... but he prides himself on earning his fortune "square" without being a dishonest and immoral businessman -- unlike his EvilCounterpart, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Flintheart Glomgold]]. Typical DependingOnTheWriter and CharacterizationMarchesOn caveats apply. [[spoiler: The one time he veered into Corrupt territory ended up costing him his relationship with his family, and he spends years alone and miserable.]]
11th Jun '17 4:52:16 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': Between Parts 1 and 2 Robert E. O. Speedwagon discovered oil and became insanely rich. He established the Speedwagon Foundation, invested his money into numerous successful business adventures, cared for his best friend's son and grandson, and invested countless dollars into helping the poor and hungry. In Part 2, he funds the fight against the Vampires, and numerous agents from the Foundation team up with the Nazis to banish the undead menace. (In Part 2, the Nazis were the only group outside of the Speedwagon alliance to know about the horrors of the Pillar Men, and both groups were willing to set aside their differences to stop them from eliminating humanity.) From then on, the Foundation provides aid to the future heroes of Jojos, even after Speedwagon passes. In part 3, Kakyoin and Iggy have their serious wounds treated by a doctor from the foundation, and the Joestars can rely on them to fund transportation.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': Between Parts 1 and 2 Robert E. O. Speedwagon discovered oil and became insanely rich. He established the Speedwagon Foundation, invested his money into numerous successful business adventures, cared for his best friend's son and grandson, and invested countless dollars into helping the poor and hungry. In Part 2, he funds the fight against the Vampires, and numerous agents from the Foundation team up with the Nazis to banish the undead menace. (In ([[Main/EnemyMine In Part 2, the Nazis were the only group outside of the Speedwagon alliance to know about the horrors of the Pillar Men, and both groups were willing to set aside their differences to stop them from eliminating humanity.) ]]) From then on, the Foundation provides aid to the future heroes of Jojos, even after Speedwagon passes. In part 3, Kakyoin and Iggy have their serious wounds treated by a doctor from the foundation, and the Joestars can rely on them to fund transportation.
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