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18th Oct '17 3:51:31 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Kang In-goo from ''Film/TheShowMustGoOn'' is a high-ranking gangster, but he's trying to provide for his family, who live in less than ideal conditions.

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* Kang In-goo from ''Film/TheShowMustGoOn'' ''Film/TheShowMustGoOn2007'' is a high-ranking gangster, but he's trying to provide for his family, who live in less than ideal conditions.
18th Oct '17 3:50:01 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Kang In-goo from ''Film/TheShowMustGoOn'' is a high-ranking gangster, but he's trying to provide for his family, who live in less than ideal conditions.
24th Sep '17 11:12:47 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'': The Ugly describes himself as this.
19th Sep '17 7:01:53 AM Silverblade2
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* Based on the most-popular version of his origin (the Alan Moore version), SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker qualified before he became the Joker. He was just an ordinary non-criminal who had to do one job to help support his pregnant wife...Then again, it's the Joker, [[MultipleChoicePast so who knows how true that story is.]]

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* Based on the most-popular version of his origin (the Alan Moore version), SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker qualified before he became the Joker. He was just an ordinary non-criminal who had to do one job to help support his pregnant wife...Then again, it's the Joker, [[MultipleChoicePast so who knows how true that story is.]]
15th Aug '17 11:17:57 PM Jupree
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* Most Mob and Mafia movies fit this trope to the maximum extent
18th Jul '17 9:47:24 AM Codefreak5
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* Wolf from ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'', in contrast to the other heisters in the crew. He was once just a software developer, until his company went bankrupt from a combination of clients who wouldn't pay, and the 2008 economic recession. Completely broke, out of options, and driven to the edge of sanity, Wolf [[FreakOut snapped]] and turned to crime. He took to it [[FromNobodyToNightmare a bit]] [[AxCrazy too]] [[TokenEvilTeammate well]], and hasn't looked back since.
26th Jun '17 10:51:02 AM ectostar
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* There's a (possibly apocryphal) story about Fiorello LaGuardia, when he was sitting as a judge, had a woman brought before him on the charge of stealing a loaf of bread. The woman explained that she only did it because she had no money and was desperate to feed her poor and sick daughter. LaGuardia. moved by the woman's plight, asked the shopkeeper to drop the charges. When he refused (for fear of setting a precedent), LaGuardia fined the woman five dollars for theft. He then fined everyone in the courtroom (himself included) five dollars for living in a city where a woman had to steal to feed her children, and handed the money over to the defendant.

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* There's a (possibly apocryphal) story about Fiorello LaGuardia, [=LaGuardia=], when he was sitting as a judge, had a woman brought before him on the charge of stealing a loaf of bread. The woman explained that she only did it because she had no money and was desperate to feed her poor and sick daughter. LaGuardia.[=LaGuardia=]. moved by the woman's plight, asked the shopkeeper to drop the charges. When he refused (for fear of setting a precedent), LaGuardia [=LaGuardia=] fined the woman five dollars for theft. He then fined everyone in the courtroom (himself included) five dollars for living in a city where a woman had to steal to feed her children, and handed the money over to the defendant.
11th Jun '17 9:11:21 AM Gosicrystal
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May involve an AssholeVictim on the receiving end, particularly if the JustifiedCriminal is presented as sympathetic for committing assault or even murder in the defense of someone else. The most justified examples also steal for survival and non-violently.

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May involve an AssholeVictim on the receiving end, particularly if the JustifiedCriminal Justified Criminal is presented as sympathetic for committing assault or even murder in the defense of someone else. The most justified examples also steal for survival and non-violently.



* Half the point of ''Literature/LesMiserables''; justified because the messed-up justice system of the time is what the book is ''about''. Making Valjean a justified JustifiedCriminal. The book also makes it clear that the poverty of the Thenardiers is no excuse; so perhaps it's the HeelFaceTurn that's important and Valjean is really TheAtoner.

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* Half the point of ''Literature/LesMiserables''; justified because the messed-up justice system of the time is what the book is ''about''. Making Valjean a justified JustifiedCriminal.Justified Criminal. The book also makes it clear that the poverty of the Thenardiers is no excuse; so perhaps it's the HeelFaceTurn that's important and Valjean is really TheAtoner.
29th May '17 9:53:30 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The city-nation of Champa in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' is driven to piracy when the world upheaval of the plot ruins their fishing waters, the only reliable resource they had (there's a [[NeverMessWithGranny master blacksmith]] and an ancient {{Magitek}} forge, but no workable ore). There's indicated to be some reprieve after Briggs finds an island cave full of treasures, but [[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn thirty years later]] they've returned to piracy.

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* The city-nation of Champa in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' ''VideoGame/GoldenSunTheLostAge'' is driven to piracy when the world upheaval of the plot ruins their fishing waters, the only reliable resource they had (there's a [[NeverMessWithGranny master blacksmith]] and an ancient {{Magitek}} forge, but no workable ore). There's indicated to be some reprieve after Briggs finds an island cave full of treasures, but [[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn thirty years later]] they've returned to piracy.
21st May '17 5:53:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fagin the Jew'', WillEisner's revision of ''Literature/OliverTwist'', portrays the eponymous character in this light.

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* ''Fagin the Jew'', WillEisner's Creator/WillEisner's revision of ''Literature/OliverTwist'', portrays the eponymous character in this light.
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