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25th Aug '16 6:33:00 AM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/RobynHood'', Robyn briefly indulges in this -- throwing the money she stole from a Wall Street bank to the crowd -- before ultimately deciding that her campaign of revenge is empty and that she needs to find something more worthwhile to do with her life.
13th Aug '16 5:05:50 AM JackG
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* The bandit Guiliano, hero of ''The Sicilian'', a novel by Mario Puzo. Unfortunately one man isn't enough to make a difference in the entrenched corruption of a Mafia-dominated Sicily.

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* The bandit Guiliano, hero of ''The Sicilian'', a novel by Mario Puzo. Unfortunately one man isn't enough to make a difference in the [[CrapsackWorld entrenched corruption of a Mafia-dominated Sicily.Sicily]], no matter how much of a folk hero he is.
13th Aug '16 5:04:32 AM JackG
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* The bandit Guiliano, hero of ''The Sicilian'', a novel by Mario Puzo. Unfortunately one man isn't enough to make a difference in the entrenched corruption of a Mafia-dominated Sicily.
17th Jul '16 9:35:13 AM MacedonianKing
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* Socialists, communists, and early anarchists take it a step further, destroy the rich and spread it among the poor.

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* Socialists, communists, Socialists and early anarchists communist governments take it a step further, destroy the rich and spread it their among the poor.poor, although in practice [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis they tend to keep a significant amount of wealth and power for themselves.]]
3rd Jul '16 2:24:00 PM gewunomox
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* The song ''John Wesley Harding'' by BobDylan depicts the 19th century gunslinger as a "friend to the poor". His name was actually spelled Hardin (without the G), by the way, and he wasn't much of a friend to anyone (He once shot a man for snoring.)

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* The song ''John Wesley Harding'' by BobDylan Music/BobDylan depicts the 19th century gunslinger as a "friend to the poor". His name was actually spelled Hardin (without the G), by the way, and he wasn't much of a friend to anyone (He once shot a man for snoring.)
26th Jun '16 2:39:25 AM EDP
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** The motivation for Fantomius, a GentlemanThief who Paperinik is a sort-of LegacyCharacter to (his equipment is based on Fantomius' designs, updated from the roaring 20s and he has access to Fantomius' old {{Elaborate Underground Base}}s). This trait is present only in Danish stories: Italian Paperinik stories, including the one where Paperinik debuted and first mentioned Fantomius, make clear that Fantomius stole from the riches only out of a personal vendetta (as they called him a good for nothing just because of his British nationality, much like DonaldDuck became Paperinik due having enough of being called called a lazy good for nothing in spite of all his efforts), and would keep most of the loot (if he happened to grab some cash he would give it away, but he usually stole jewels and other rare and valuable things).

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** The motivation for Fantomius, a GentlemanThief who Paperinik is a sort-of LegacyCharacter to (his equipment is based on Fantomius' designs, updated from the roaring 20s and he has access to Fantomius' old {{Elaborate Underground Base}}s). This trait is present only more marked in Danish stories: Italian Paperinik stories, including the one where Paperinik debuted and first mentioned Fantomius, make clear that Fantomius stole from the riches only out of a personal vendetta (as they called him a good for nothing just because of his British nationality, much like DonaldDuck became Paperinik due having enough of being called called a lazy good for nothing in spite of all his efforts), and would keep most of the loot (if he happened as much as he'd give to grab some charity any cash he would give it away, but stole he usually stole grabbed jewels and other rare and valuable things).things.
17th Jun '16 7:54:40 PM gewunomox
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* TheRamones' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7DykTWuVKE Howling At The Moon (Sha- La- La)]]''

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* TheRamones' Music/TheRamones' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7DykTWuVKE Howling At The Moon (Sha- La- La)]]''
17th Jun '16 7:23:24 AM Berrenta
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* The Dawn Brigade from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''. Interestingly an example that behaves like Robin Hood actually did, stealing from the tyrannical occupying government and giving to the citizens that it was taken from.

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The Dawn Brigade from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''. Interestingly an example that behaves like Robin Hood actually did, stealing from the tyrannical occupying government and giving to the citizens that it was taken from.


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** Nina from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' involves herself in chivalrous thievery, with a Robin Hood mentality. In her paralogue, she along with some thieves raid a mansion belonging to a man that, according to Nina, obtained his wealth in a corrupt manner.
13th Jun '16 1:03:53 AM AdamC
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** Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', where the Thieves Guild are more like an actual crime syndicate due to having fallen on hard times (well, and just not having that kind of leaders -- the Thieves' Guild weren't particularly Robin Hood-y in ''Daggerfall'', either). They're even close allies of the [[MurderInc Dark]] [[ReligionOfEvil Brotherhood]].

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** Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', where the Thieves Guild are more like an actual crime syndicate due to having fallen on hard times (well, and just not having that kind of leaders -- the Thieves' Guild weren't particularly Robin Hood-y in ''Daggerfall'', either). They're even close allies of the [[MurderInc Dark]] [[ReligionOfEvil Brotherhood]]. [[spoiler: Completing the Thieves Guild campaign will reveal this is due to the Guild's JerkAss leader, who's both secretly stealing from the entire organization, and also pissed off the local deity who backs them. This led to the Guild falling on such hard times that by the time you join them they've been reduced to Flim-flam schemes and loan-sharking, and causing them to act like a crime syndicate. At the end of the storyline you kill the old Guildmaster, patch things up with the Goddess, and restore the Guild to its former glory, moving it much closer to this trope.]]
4th Jun '16 1:37:17 PM MarkLungo
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* Averted when a journalist asks MackBolan why he doesn't do this with the money he got RobbingTheMobBank. Bolan goes into a MotiveRant on exactly where this money came from (e.g. drugs, prostitution and gambling) and if he gave it back to the people, they couldn't wait to spend it on exactly the same thing.

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* Averted when a journalist asks MackBolan Mack Bolan (better known as Literature/TheExecutioner) why he doesn't do this with the money he got RobbingTheMobBank. Bolan goes into a MotiveRant on exactly where this money came from (e.g. drugs, prostitution and gambling) and if he gave it back to the people, they couldn't wait to spend it on exactly the same thing.
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