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11th May '17 11:35:45 AM MockFerret
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* The crew from ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' make money for themselves through conning people who earn their ire.

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* The crew from ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' make money for themselves through conning people who earn their ire. On at least one occasion, they call off a scam after the mark reforms his character mid-way through.
8th May '17 6:00:22 AM Revaryk
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* Most of the main plot of ''VideoGame/Persona5'' is about a group of teenagers rebelling against the corrupt adults of society by stealing their "Treasure" or Hearts, the source of their cruelty. Of course, they do so by going into their mental images of the world, donning Phantom-thief type uniforms, and battling Shadows, which take on the form of Personas in this game.
20th Apr '17 6:54:08 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', [[MeaningfulName Gentleman]] [[GentlemanThief Jim Stacey]], Master Thief of the ThievesGuild, offers a set of quests in this vein. All of the targets are wealthy and corrupt, and the items you steal are directly related to their acts of corruption. (Such as a forged land deed that would give a wealthy plantation owner the land of a widow or a slaver's ring purchased with the profits of his slavery business.)
29th Mar '17 11:49:09 PM WildKatGirl
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A KarmicThief will never steal from those who are poor and honest. However, unlike a thief who is JustLikeRobinHood, a KarmicThief is not interested in charity through giving away all their ill-gotten-gains to the poor.

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A KarmicThief Karmic Thief will never steal from those who are poor and honest. However, unlike a thief who is JustLikeRobinHood, a KarmicThief Karmic Thief is not interested in charity through giving away all their ill-gotten-gains to the poor.
29th Mar '17 11:49:09 PM WildKatGirl
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21st Feb '17 10:57:40 PM CountDorku
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* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' Mal Reynolds and crew take a job which involves stealing a [[LawEnforcementInc corporate security payroll]]. It's a job hurting [[TheEmpire The Alliance]] from a probably corrupt corporation, so they're {{Jerkass Victim}}s, but Mal has no intentions of handing out his cut to any poor person who's not on his crew.

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* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' Mal Reynolds and crew take a job which involves stealing a [[LawEnforcementInc corporate security payroll]]. It's a job hurting [[TheEmpire The Alliance]] from a probably corrupt corporation, so they're {{Jerkass Victim}}s, but Mal has no intentions of handing out his cut to any poor person who's not on his crew. That said, for all his pretensions of ruthlessness, Mal is shown repeatedly in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' to have a ''crippling'' case of ChronicHeroSyndrome, so how much of it he would have ''ultimately'' kept is an open question.
21st Jan '17 4:17:48 PM Give1Take2
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': Slim Couldry, [[AmbiguousSituation a possible]] [[HalfHumanHybrid half-elf]] in the Denerim Market, offers you a series of side quests pick-pocketing and/or robbing the mansions of rich nobles. He's openly enraged by the injustice of nobles living in disgusting wealth while countless commoners starve, and just as interested in getting back at them as filling his (and your) pockets. Subverted at the last stretch of the mansion-robbing quest, where he [[spoiler:[[PetTheDog keeps his word]] about donating the holy relic you steal to the local Chantry [[JustLikeRobinHood so all the poor can find hope and comfort from it]], not just himself or the noble who had kept it locked away.]]
18th Jan '17 11:43:15 AM Give1Take2
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Sera, a member of the [[JustLikeRobinHood Red Jennies]], is this. The Inquisitor can potentially call her out on it, though [[NeverMyFault she quickly convinces herself otherwise]].
-->'''Inquisitor:''' How are you making things better? What have you done for anyone?\\
'''Sera:''' [[JustLikeRobinHood I make sure these arseholes pay]].\\
'''Inquisitor:''' [[ShutUpHannibal While filling your pockets]].\\
'''Sera:''' Well, maybe, but... but... (''voice wavers, long pause'') Know what? You go suck freaking eggs. I take ''back''.
1st Dec '16 8:10:24 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': Oliver views himself as this, robbing rich merchants who grew rich from exploiting others.
3rd Oct '16 2:34:17 PM DeltaDart
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* One of the most common early-game strategies in the ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'' series is to destroy bandit parties and either use the loot or [[VendorTrash sell it]]. One can even sell the bandits for money, if they are [[NonLethalKO taken alive after being knocked unconscious with a mace.]]
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