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14th Jan '17 8:31:48 AM nighttrainfm
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* Mentioned in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', where a notorious highwayman is described as being ''half-way'' to being the new Robin Hood - he steals from the rich, but hasn't gotten around to giving to the poor yet.
** Then there's that one time that he met the ''actual'' Robin Hood, and promptly got him shot by his own merry men for being an insufferable git that doesn't pay them anything for their work.

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* Mentioned in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', where a notorious highwayman is described as being ''half-way'' to being the new Robin Hood - he steals from the rich, but hasn't gotten around to giving to the poor yet.
** Then there's that one time that he met the ''actual'' Robin Hood, and promptly got him shot by his own merry men for being an insufferable git that doesn't pay them anything for their work.
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** In the third series, notorious highwayman "the Shadow" is described as being ''half-way'' to being the new Robin Hood - he steals from the rich, but hasn't gotten around to giving to the poor yet.
** In "[[TimeTravel Back and Forth]]", the 20th-century Blackadder met the ''actual'' Robin Hood, and promptly got him shot by his own merry men for being an insufferable git that doesn't pay them anything for their work. He ends up reversing this later due to the damage to history.
13th Dec '16 6:43:24 AM DaibhidC
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* In the second ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' ChristmasEpisode, "Once Upon A Murdoch Christmas", a figure dressed as Crabtree's comic book character Jumping Jack steals items from rich shoppers, specifically the ridiculously expensive presents bought at the luxuries section of a department store. [[Spoiler: Since the items are completely useless to the needy, and the parcels contain the receipts, Jumping Jack then returns them for store credit to spend on more practical items for the poor - a system which works because one of the two people in the Jack suit is actually the returns clerk.]]

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* In the second ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' ChristmasEpisode, "Once Upon A Murdoch Christmas", a figure dressed as Crabtree's comic book character Jumping Jack steals items from rich shoppers, specifically the ridiculously expensive presents bought at the luxuries section of a department store. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Since the items are completely useless to the needy, and the parcels contain the receipts, Jumping Jack then returns them for store credit to spend on more practical items for the poor - a system which works because one of the two people in the Jack suit is actually the returns clerk.]]
13th Dec '16 6:42:49 AM DaibhidC
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* The ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' crew occasionally do this - they usually rob from the rich (and corrupt) and keep it for themselves, but they'll occasionally give some or all of a particular take to charity and they usually try to make sure that the decent or honest they encounter come out better off for helping them. There's at least two or three examples of this in the later series. They steal from the rich and corrupt... [[ChewToy and Eddie]].

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* The ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' crew occasionally do this - they usually rob from the rich (and corrupt) and keep it for themselves, but they'll occasionally give some or all of a particular take to charity and they usually try to make sure that the decent or honest they encounter come out better off for helping them. There's at least two or three examples of this in the later series. They (They steal from the rich and corrupt... [[ChewToy and Eddie]].)


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* In the second ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' ChristmasEpisode, "Once Upon A Murdoch Christmas", a figure dressed as Crabtree's comic book character Jumping Jack steals items from rich shoppers, specifically the ridiculously expensive presents bought at the luxuries section of a department store. [[Spoiler: Since the items are completely useless to the needy, and the parcels contain the receipts, Jumping Jack then returns them for store credit to spend on more practical items for the poor - a system which works because one of the two people in the Jack suit is actually the returns clerk.]]
29th Nov '16 12:11:32 AM Viira
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Lucio, in response of [[MegaCorp Vishkar Corporation]] damaging his turf, forced his people into cheap labors with promises of 'better living' (that they never fulfilled), stole a sonic technology from them and then shared its benefits to the people, and then rallied the people to an uprising that managed to drive Vishkar away. This action eventually gave him fame as first a DJ, then a worldwide superstar, and a possible hero by the standards of Overwatch (the organization).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Lucio, in response of to [[MegaCorp Vishkar Corporation]] damaging his turf, forced turf and forcing his people into cheap labors labor with promises of 'better living' "better living" (that they never fulfilled), stole a sonic technology from them and then shared its benefits to with the people, and then rallied the people to an uprising that managed to drive Vishkar away. This action eventually gave him fame as first a DJ, then a worldwide superstar, and a possible hero by the standards of Overwatch (the organization).
28th Nov '16 4:08:32 AM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Lucio, in response of [[MegaCorp Vishkar Corporation]] damaging his turf, forced his people into cheap labors with promises of 'better living' (that they never fulfilled), stole a sonic technology from them and then shared its benefits to the people, and then rallied the people to an uprising that managed to drive Vishkar away. This action eventually gave him fame as first a DJ, then a worldwide superstar, and a possible hero by the standards of Overwatch (the organization).
21st Nov '16 8:23:53 PM eowynjedi
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* The title character of ''Series/DoctorSynTheScarecrow''. He's a smuggler rather than a stealer ''directly'' from the rich, but he uses the profits from his activities to help the townsfolk pay their taxes and debts. When a general comes in to try and put a stop to it, his plan is to find whoever's suddenly paid off their back rent and squeeze them for information. (This is partly why Syn cultivates a very GoodIsNotNice persona as the Scarecrow--his reaction to this is to fake-hang the traitor.)
21st Nov '16 10:48:55 AM nighttrainfm
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* Depending on the writer, this is ''ComicStrip/GreenArrow''. Of course, Green Arrow also helps the poor through things like governmental power (he's been mayor of his [[AdventureTowns Adventure Town]]) or business (anti-Big Business multi-millionaire fighter. Irony) and of course [[TheyFightCrime Fighting Crime]].

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* Depending on the writer, this is ''ComicStrip/GreenArrow''.''ComicBook/GreenArrow''. Of course, Green Arrow also helps the poor through things like governmental power (he's been mayor of his [[AdventureTowns Adventure Town]]) or business (anti-Big Business multi-millionaire fighter. Irony) and of course [[TheyFightCrime Fighting Crime]].
30th Oct '16 10:10:24 AM nombretomado
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* "{{GURPS}} Robin Hood" specifically refers to this trope (thought not by name) in its description of the "Robin Hood Mythos". Basically, as long as a dashing and pure-hearted hero of the oppressed is fighting the oppressors in ways that only make them look foolish and evil, it might as well be Robin Hood. The book itself presents six different such campaign settings, only one of which is the actual medieval Sherwood forest.(the others are 16th century Scotland where a mysterious "Black Rider" is harassing the religiously oppressive English, 19th century America where the leader of a native tribe fights the encroachment of the white man, a modern day superhero setting starring a bitter Batman-like vigilante, a cyberpunk world where master hacker "Robin Hood" steals credit from the megacorps and gives to the poor and a far future one about rebellious space miners)

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* "{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Robin Hood" Hood'' specifically refers to this trope (thought not by name) in its description of the "Robin Hood Mythos". Basically, as long as a dashing and pure-hearted hero of the oppressed is fighting the oppressors in ways that only make them look foolish and evil, it might as well be Robin Hood. The book itself presents six different such campaign settings, only one of which is the actual medieval Sherwood forest.(the others are 16th century Scotland where a mysterious "Black Rider" is harassing the religiously oppressive English, 19th century America where the leader of a native tribe fights the encroachment of the white man, a modern day superhero setting starring a bitter Batman-like vigilante, a cyberpunk world where master hacker "Robin Hood" steals credit from the megacorps and gives to the poor and a far future one about rebellious space miners)
24th Oct '16 9:20:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheOnion parodies this trope [[http://www.theonion.com/video/modernday-robin-hood-living-in-woods-shooting-rich,30797/ here]].

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* TheOnion Website/TheOnion parodies this trope [[http://www.theonion.com/video/modernday-robin-hood-living-in-woods-shooting-rich,30797/ here]].
13th Oct '16 2:59:57 PM MarkLungo
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* [[{{Cossacks}} Stepan Razin]], too. After a long war between Russia against Poland and Sweden, massive increases in conscription and taxation disaffected many. Many disaffected joined Razi's cossacks, including members of the unrepresented lower classes. His ''first'' great robbery was to destroy the great naval convoy consisting of the barges holding the treasury, the wealth of the Patriarch, and the gold and goods of the rich merchants of Moscow.

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* [[{{Cossacks}} Stepan Razin]], Razin of the UsefulNotes/{{Cossacks}}, too. After a long war between Russia against Poland and Sweden, massive increases in conscription and taxation disaffected many. Many disaffected joined Razi's cossacks, including members of the unrepresented lower classes. His ''first'' great robbery was to destroy the great naval convoy consisting of the barges holding the treasury, the wealth of the Patriarch, and the gold and goods of the rich merchants of Moscow.
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