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4th Apr '17 11:34:06 AM hszmv1
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** It actually comes up a lot. Walter's own waffling on this trope causes no end of trouble for him.
4th Apr '17 11:29:00 AM hszmv1
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** Of course, the one time the "Guidelines" aspect comes up, there are still strict rules in play:
*** The first time was when the person invoking the Pirate's Code was not a pirate (the person who was was a pirate).
*** The next time was the same character invoking this lesson to the other pirates who were about to invoke their rule "He who falls behind gets left behind". Of course, she might not be a pirate, but they are, so they keep to the code.
*** The final time was a character using this to justify outright ditching the rules because they are guidelines. Unfortunately, he said this infront of the Keeper and Arbiter of the rules, who promptly shot him, thus shutting up anyone who thought otherwise. Turns out they're only guidelines when there is no one about to see them become guidelines. They are rules otherwise.
10th Mar '17 10:10:18 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* Uncle Jack from BreakingBad, who, while being a ruthless hardened criminal and leading a gang of {{Professional Killer}}s, treats his patners-in-crime as a family and absolutely abhors snitches and liars.

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* Uncle Jack from BreakingBad, ''Series/BreakingBad'', who, while being a ruthless hardened criminal and leading a gang of {{Professional Killer}}s, treats his patners-in-crime as a family and absolutely abhors snitches and liars.
1st Mar '17 7:30:09 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', all the main joinable factions have an associated book which outlines their basic ideals and makes the case for why you should join them. The ThievesGuild's book is actually called ''Honor Among Thieves'', and indeed part of the author's argumentation is that the Thieves' Guild is this trope made official (the major ''other'' part is that they aren't the murderous, drug-dealing xenophobic slaver scum the [[GenericEthnicCrimeGang Camonna Tong]] are).



** Back in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', all the main joinable factions had an associated book which outlined their basic ideals and made the case for why you should join them. The Thieves' Guild's book was ''Honor Among Thieves'', and indeed part of Arnie the Scrib's argumentation is that the Thieves' Guild is this trope made official (the major ''other'' part is that they aren't the murderous, drug-dealing xenophobic slaver scum the [[GenericEthnicCrimeGang Camonna Tong]] are).

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** Back in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', all In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'', this returns as the main joinable factions had an associated book which outlined their basic ideals and made name of the case achievement for why you should join them. The Thieves' Guild's book was ''Honor Among Thieves'', and indeed part of Arnie the Scrib's argumentation is that the Thieves' assisting four Thieves Guild is this trope made official (the major ''other'' part is that they aren't the murderous, drug-dealing xenophobic slaver scum the [[GenericEthnicCrimeGang Camonna Tong]] are).members in personal matters.
13th Jan '17 8:25:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kelsier's crew in ''{{Mistborn}}''. Vin has been raised to believe that there is NoHonorAmongThieves, and spends the first act wondering what Kelsier is trying to pull on her.

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* Kelsier's crew in ''{{Mistborn}}''.''Literature/{{Mistborn}}''. Vin has been raised to believe that there is NoHonorAmongThieves, and spends the first act wondering what Kelsier is trying to pull on her.
11th Jan '17 12:06:51 AM KBABZ
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* A lot of the ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' games are based around this, where the good thieves follow this trope and the bad ones are double-crossers. [[VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves The third game]] is even called ''Honor Among Thieves''.

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* A lot of the ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' games are based around this, where the good thieves follow this trope and the bad ones are double-crossers.double-crossers or otherwise deserve to be robbed by the good theives. [[VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves The third game]] is even called ''Honor Among Thieves''.


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* ''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'' half-quotes this trope in the subtitle, and is what separates Nate from his opponents in the franchise as a whole; Nate isn't in it for the money or power but more for the journey and adventure. In this game Elena quotes the trope directly in response to Nate saying that he has no choice but to rescue Chloe from the borderline psychotic Lazarevic.
10th Dec '16 3:17:45 PM Mechamorph2
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''[[OppositeTropes Then again]]'', some thieves, having chosen a life of lawlessness and anarchy, [[NoHonorAmongThieves elicit no more trust from each other than they do from the general populace.]] Then there are also those thieves who follow a code only due to PragmaticVillainy. If you are known as a [[ConsummateProfessional competent professional]], you get jobs. If you are known as a [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]] [[TheStoolPigeon narcing]] [[AxCrazy sociopath]], no one will work with you or [[RealityEnsues do business with you]].

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''[[OppositeTropes Then again]]'', some thieves, having chosen a life of lawlessness and anarchy, [[NoHonorAmongThieves elicit no more trust from each other than they do from the general populace.]] Then there are also those thieves who follow a code display loyalty only due to PragmaticVillainy. If you are known as a dependable [[ConsummateProfessional competent professional]], you get jobs. If you are known as a [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]] [[TheStoolPigeon narcing]] [[AxCrazy sociopath]], no one will work with you or [[RealityEnsues do business with you]].
10th Dec '16 3:15:49 PM Mechamorph2
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''[[OppositeTropes Then again]]'', some thieves, having chosen a life of lawlessness and anarchy, [[NoHonorAmongThieves elicit no more trust from each other than they do from the general populace.]]

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''[[OppositeTropes Then again]]'', some thieves, having chosen a life of lawlessness and anarchy, [[NoHonorAmongThieves elicit no more trust from each other than they do from the general populace.]]
]] Then there are also those thieves who follow a code only due to PragmaticVillainy. If you are known as a [[ConsummateProfessional competent professional]], you get jobs. If you are known as a [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]] [[TheStoolPigeon narcing]] [[AxCrazy sociopath]], no one will work with you or [[RealityEnsues do business with you]].
23rd Aug '16 4:41:48 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* Parodied in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', where the Ravagers claim to have a code, which is "steal from everyone else".
17th Jul '16 8:19:23 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/{{Rififi}}'' the four jewel thieves are good friends who cheerfully ask each other after the robbery what each is going to do with their share of the loot. César betrays the other three to the BigBad, but only at the point of a gun, and the other three stick together until the end.
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