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30th Jan '16 3:30:41 PM nighttrainfm
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* Felicia Hardy/Black Cat from ''SpiderMan'' has occasionally did this DependingOnTheWriter. ** also very similar to [[ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} Selena Kyle/Catwoman]] of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
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* Felicia Hardy/Black Cat from ''SpiderMan'' has ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and ComicBook/BlackCat, the two most famous cat burglars in comics, occasionally did do this DependingOnTheWriter. ** also very similar to [[ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} Selena Kyle/Catwoman]] of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.DependingOnTheWriter. The former in particular comes from a poor background in most continuities, and is often shown looking after her neighbourhood strays.
29th Jan '16 4:33:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* The remake of ''FunWithDickAndJane'' focuses largely on a plot by the eponyma to steal a corrupt CEO's savings (which he had in turn swindled from his own employees), and eventually set up a pension plan with the money.
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* The remake of ''FunWithDickAndJane'' ''Film/FunWithDickAndJane'' focuses largely on a plot by the eponyma to steal a corrupt CEO's savings (which he had in turn swindled from his own employees), and eventually set up a pension plan with the money.

* The titular ''IronMonkey'' robs from the very corrupt city governor and gives it directly to the poor in need, or he buys medicine to give to the poor. He's a bit more specific in his giving than many Robin Hood types.
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* The titular ''IronMonkey'' ''Film/IronMonkey'' robs from the very corrupt city governor and gives it directly to the poor in need, or he buys medicine to give to the poor. He's a bit more specific in his giving than many Robin Hood types.

* The hackers in ''{{Sneakers}}'' did this back in the 60s. The ending implies that Robert Redford's character has returned to his old ways.
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* The hackers in ''{{Sneakers}}'' ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'' did this back in the 60s. The ending implies that Robert Redford's character has returned to his old ways.

* When the ''TimeBandits'' ran into [[JustLikeRobinHood Robin Hood]] they are dismayed that he volunteered them to become this. "He's obviously a dangerous man, unbalanced if you ask me. Giving away what isn't even his!"
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* When the ''TimeBandits'' ''Film/TimeBandits'' ran into [[JustLikeRobinHood Robin Hood]] they are dismayed that he volunteered them to become this. "He's obviously a dangerous man, unbalanced if you ask me. Giving away what isn't even his!"

* ''RobinAndTheSevenHoods'' loosely readapts the legend into a gangster comedy starring the Creator/RatPack.
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* ''RobinAndTheSevenHoods'' ''Film/RobinAndTheSevenHoods'' loosely readapts the legend into a gangster comedy starring the Creator/RatPack.
26th Jan '16 4:56:40 AM Adept
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* Isaac and Miria from {{Baccano}} philosophize away their thefts by stealing from the mafia, or from those that they feel money is causing more harm to than good.
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* Isaac and Miria from {{Baccano}} LightNovel/{{Baccano}} philosophize away their thefts by stealing from the mafia, or from those that they feel money is causing more harm to than good.

* ''KaitouSaintTail'' did a variation of this, but was ''very'' careful to only steal already stolen items, and return them to the people they were stolen from.
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* ''KaitouSaintTail'' ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' did a variation of this, but was ''very'' careful to only steal already stolen items, and return them to the people they were stolen from.
16th Jan '16 6:45:38 AM FaxModem1
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* In the book ''Literature/{{Paranoia}}'', Adam Cassidy's boredom working as a CubicleDrone and seeing the injustice of Goddard Industries instituting cost cutting measures across the board while its executives go on lavish vacations and have lavish parties, is to impersonate one of the board members and have the company pay for the exact same lavish party for a retiring security guard. The CEO, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Goddard]], does not approve, and threatens jail for him if he doesn't become his personal spy on another company. Cassidy notes that if he had instead stolen the money and used it to booze up with his friends or pay for an expensive car, Goddard would probably have approved.
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* In the book ''Literature/{{Paranoia}}'', Adam Cassidy's boredom working as a CubicleDrone and seeing the injustice of Goddard Wyatt Industries instituting cost cutting measures across the board while its executives go on lavish vacations and have lavish parties, is to impersonate one of the board members and have the company pay for the exact same lavish party for a retiring security guard. The CEO, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Goddard]], Wyatt]], does not approve, and threatens jail for him if he doesn't become his personal spy on another company. Cassidy notes that if he had instead stolen the money and used it to booze up with his friends or pay for an expensive car, Goddard Wyatt would probably have approved.
16th Jan '16 6:40:12 AM FaxModem1
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* In the book ''Literature/{{Paranoia}}'', Adam Cassidy's boredom working as a CubicleDrone and seeing the injustice of Goddard Industries instituting cost cutting measures across the board while its executives go on lavish vacations and have lavish parties, is to impersonate one of the board members and have the company pay for the exact same lavish party for a retiring security guard. The CEO, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Goddard]], does not approve, and threatens jail for him if he doesn't become his personal spy on another company. Cassidy notes that if he had instead stolen the money and used it to booze up with his friends or pay for an expensive car, Goddard would probably have approved.
2nd Jan '16 10:11:45 AM nombretomado
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* In ''SoltyRei'', Rose Anderson and her brothers steal to provide medicine and other essential supplies to the cities 'unregisted' people, who legally cannot buy anything.
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* In ''SoltyRei'', ''Anime/SoltyRei'', Rose Anderson and her brothers steal to provide medicine and other essential supplies to the cities 'unregisted' people, who legally cannot buy anything.
21st Dec '15 11:37:07 PM Fireblood
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* Japan, Edo. In 1831 Nakumura, Jirokichi, aka Nezumi (rat/mouse) Kozo (errand boy). Nezumi Kozo worked as a labourer and volunteer fire brigade by day, but by night he robbed over 100 Lord's estates, and 30,000 Ryo (oval shaped round gold coins). He was so named Nezumi for his facial features that resembled a rat, and using live rats to mask the sound of his larceny. He was branded with a tattoo prior to his execution, as he was caught committing similar crimes 10 years earlier and exiled from Edo. This evidence condemmed him to beheading. He was found to have little gold on him, despite stealing 30,000 Ryo. Led to the legend of his generosity to the poor. However it is also theroized that he squandered most of the money on gambling and lavish luxuries such as prostitutes. He was popular among the commoners of Japan nonetheless as he humiliated the elite samurai Lords and their poor security measures. 30 years latter the oppressive Tokugawa military junta shogunate collapsed. * The most famous Japanese example, of course, is UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon. Historically speaking he was a road bandit who attempted (and subsequently failed) to assassinate UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi. The fact nobody knew ''why'' he tried to do that (why would a thief try to assassinate the most powerful man of Japan?), Toyotomi Hideyoshi's (not entirely undeserved) reputation as a ruthless tyrant, the fact Goemon wrote a poem before being executed that stated that [[YouCannotKillAnIdea as long as society endured, thieves would still exist]] led to the belief that Goemon was some sort of freedom fighter thieving from Hideyoshi's tyrannical government to spread amongst the commonn people.
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* Japan, Edo. In 1831 Nakumura, Nakumura Jirokichi, aka Nezumi (rat/mouse) Kozo (errand boy). Nezumi Kozo boy) worked as a labourer and volunteer fire brigade fighter by day, but by night he robbed over 100 Lord's estates, and stole 30,000 Ryo (oval shaped round gold coins). He was so named Nezumi for his facial features that resembled a rat, and using live rats to mask the sound of his larceny. He was branded with a tattoo prior to his execution, as he was caught committing similar crimes 10 years earlier and exiled from Edo. This evidence condemmed condemned him to beheading. He was found to have little gold on him, despite stealing 30,000 Ryo. Led This led to the legend of his generosity to the poor. However it is also theroized that he squandered most of the money on gambling and lavish luxuries such as prostitutes. He was popular among the commoners of Japan nonetheless as he humiliated the elite samurai Lords and their poor security measures. 30 years latter later the oppressive Tokugawa military junta shogunate collapsed. * The most famous Japanese example, of course, is UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon. Historically speaking he was a road bandit who attempted (and subsequently failed) to assassinate UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi. The fact nobody knew ''why'' he tried to do that (why would a thief try to assassinate the most powerful man of Japan?), Toyotomi Hideyoshi's (not entirely undeserved) reputation as a ruthless tyrant, tyrant and the fact Goemon wrote a poem before being executed that stated that [[YouCannotKillAnIdea as long as society endured, thieves would still exist]] led to the belief that Goemon was some sort of freedom fighter thieving from Hideyoshi's tyrannical government to spread amongst the commonn common people.
26th Nov '15 5:23:48 PM nombretomado
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* This is the reputation of Japanese folk hero Ishikawa Goemon. A more cynical interpretation -- used in the original ''SamuraiWarriors'', among others -- is that he was really just a self-serving thug and his reputation is wholly undeserved.
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* This is the reputation of Japanese folk hero Ishikawa Goemon. A more cynical interpretation -- used in the original ''SamuraiWarriors'', ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', among others -- is that he was really just a self-serving thug and his reputation is wholly undeserved.
15th Nov '15 11:46:07 AM nombretomado
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** In one episode, Andy dresses up as Robin Hood and erroneously describes him as "robbing the poor to give to the rich". His parents say that's not Robin Hood, that's RonaldReagan.
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** In one episode, Andy dresses up as Robin Hood and erroneously describes him as "robbing the poor to give to the rich". His parents say that's not Robin Hood, that's RonaldReagan.UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan.
6th Nov '15 4:53:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''RobinAndTheSevenHoods'' loosely readapts the legend into a gangster comedy starring the RatPack.
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* ''RobinAndTheSevenHoods'' loosely readapts the legend into a gangster comedy starring the RatPack.Creator/RatPack.
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