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11th May '16 8:51:54 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has one of the {{magical girl}}s stealing all kinds of weaponry from the {{yakuza}}. [[spoiler: The girl is Homura, whose time-manipulation skills doesn't allow her to attack directly.]]
29th Mar '16 2:58:34 PM TheWanderer
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* Deconstructed on an episode of ''Series/BurnNotice''. The villain of the week is a crook who specializes in stealing from other criminals... and to succeed in an occupation like that it means that he has to be a ruthless ManipulativeBastard[=/=][[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] with a major case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder ''and'' who has a long history of sacrificing the lives of his associates (who he treats as nothing more than pawns) in order to get what he wants.
29th Dec '15 8:51:47 PM nombretomado
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* Lina Inverse of ''{{Slayers}}'': "I stole from bandits, so that makes it all right!"

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* Lina Inverse of ''{{Slayers}}'': ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'': "I stole from bandits, so that makes it all right!"
7th Sep '15 11:05:28 AM Killztwice
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** Dog and his band of unpleasant thieves who're the neighbors mentioned above only steal from other criminals - mostly drug dealers.

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** Dog and his band of unpleasant thieves who're the neighbors mentioned above only steal from other criminals - mostly drug dealers. This isn't out of any moral grounds - Dog's gang are nasty people - they just find drug dealers to be easy targets.
18th Aug '15 9:59:26 AM SteveMB
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The Karmic Thief's actions are "[[CaperRationalization justified]]" because they're being done to someone that is seen as deserving it. This turns the thieves into heroes for whom the audience can cheer more easily. If the thieves are themselves poor, the story might contain implicit themes of class conflict.

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The Karmic Thief's actions are "[[CaperRationalization justified]]" because they're being done to someone that is seen as [[PayEvilUntoEvil deserving it.it]]. This turns the thieves into heroes for whom the audience can cheer more easily. If the thieves are themselves poor, the story might contain implicit themes of class conflict.
7th Jul '15 9:22:15 AM R1ck
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* [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Katara]] gives the page quote.

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* [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Katara]] gives the page quote.quote, after stealing a rare waterbending scroll that she could not afford.
24th May '15 9:46:54 PM nombretomado
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* The crew from ''{{Hustle}}'' make money for themselves through conning people who earn their ire.

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* The crew from ''{{Hustle}}'' ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' make money for themselves through conning people who earn their ire.



* ''ThePractice'' has this exchange:

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* ''ThePractice'' ''Series/ThePractice'' has this exchange:
6th Apr '15 4:20:15 PM Catbert
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* Psiren from [Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' while she stole for her own selfish reasons, she does only stole from the rich, and became a celebrity in her hometown.
* * In ''Franchise/LupinIII'', Lupin's schemes mostly focus on him stealing something from someone rich and powerful. It is usually obvious from the beginning that his targets are corrupt, tyrannical, or exploitative. Even when they seem initially seem nice or affable, they are often unveiled as evil by the end of the story.

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* Psiren from [Anime/FullmetalAlchemist [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' while she stole for her own selfish reasons, she does only stole from the rich, and became a celebrity in her hometown.
* * In ''Franchise/LupinIII'', Lupin's schemes mostly focus on him stealing something from someone rich and powerful. It is usually obvious from the beginning that his targets are corrupt, tyrannical, or exploitative. Even when they seem initially seem nice or affable, they are often unveiled as evil by the end of the story.
5th Apr '15 6:36:25 PM plcthecd
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* In ''Franchise/LupinIII'', Lupin's schemes mostly focus on him stealing something from someone rich and powerful. It is usually obvious from the beginning that his targets are corrupt, tyrannical, or exploitative. Even when they seem initially seem nice or affable, they are often unveiled as evil by the end of the story.


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* Psiren from [Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' while she stole for her own selfish reasons, she does only stole from the rich, and became a celebrity in her hometown.
* * In ''Franchise/LupinIII'', Lupin's schemes mostly focus on him stealing something from someone rich and powerful. It is usually obvious from the beginning that his targets are corrupt, tyrannical, or exploitative. Even when they seem initially seem nice or affable, they are often unveiled as evil by the end of the story.
9th Mar '15 12:22:47 PM maxwellsilver
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* The film ''TowerHeist'' involves a Wall Street banker being targeted by the workers in his penthouse building.
* ''TheSting'' is about {{Con M|an}}en [[TheCon scamming]] a mobster who murdered one of their fellow con artists.
* The band of highly-skilled hijackers and bank robbers in MichaelMann's ''Film/{{Heat}}''. They only target high-value targets like precious metal depositories, banks and corporate money vans. Invoked during the bank robbery scene when Neil says, "We want to hurt nobody. We're here for the bank's money, not your money. Your money's insured by the federal government, you're not going to lose a dime. Think of your families, don't risk your life, don't try to be a hero."
* The crew of career criminal protagonists in ''LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' decides to rob the much nastier gang of thieves who happen to live to next door to them to get themselves out of massive debt. Ironically, the profits they plan to steal from their neighbours are themselves being stolen from a group of drug dealers.

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* The film ''TowerHeist'' ''Film/TowerHeist'' involves a Wall Street banker who ran a ponzi scheme being targeted by the workers in his penthouse building.
building after their [=401k=] accounts get frozen.
* ''TheSting'' ''Film/TheSting'' is about {{Con M|an}}en [[TheCon scamming]] a mobster who murdered one of their fellow con artists.
* The band of highly-skilled hijackers and bank robbers in MichaelMann's Creator/MichaelMann's ''Film/{{Heat}}''. They only target high-value targets like precious metal depositories, banks and corporate money vans. Invoked during the bank robbery scene when Neil says, "We want to hurt nobody. We're here for the bank's money, not your money. Your money's insured by the federal government, you're not going to lose a dime. Think of your families, don't risk your life, don't try to be a hero."
* The crew of career criminal protagonists in ''LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' decides to rob the much nastier gang of thieves who happen to live to next door to them to get themselves out of massive debt. Ironically, the profits they plan to steal from their neighbours are themselves being stolen from a group of drug dealers.



-- '''Bacon,''' ''LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''

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-- '''Bacon,''' ''LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''
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