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24th Mar '18 8:17:23 PM GroLor
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* Wilco from ''Parasites'', a film about a lost motorist being chased through an UrbanHellscape by a horde of homeless people that he and his friends had managed to piss off.
15th Mar '18 3:20:10 PM readergirl304
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* Steam Train Maury, who died in 2006, was for much of his life the King of the Hobos, elected by the National Hobo Convention.

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* The United States has a National Hobo Convention, which elects a king. [[http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/23/us/23graham.html Steam Train Maury, Maury]], who died in 2006, was for much of his life the King of the Hobos, elected by the National Hobo Convention.Hobos.
7th Jan '18 8:56:36 AM ViKomprenas
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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'' has the Topsy King, additionally a TalkativeLoon.
-->'''Who is the Topsy King?'''\\
In his own words: 'A goden most capering! Hines the walkskies, chanter the powb raggedy men. Dab with viddlo, too, goden!' So there we have it.



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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'' has the Topsy King, additionally a TalkativeLoon.
-->'''Who is the Topsy King?'''\\
In his own words: 'A goden most capering! Hines the walkskies, chanter the powb raggedy men. Dab with viddlo, too, goden!' So there we have it.
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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'' has the Topsy King, additionally a TalkativeLoon.
-->'''Who is the Topsy King?'''\\
In his own words: 'A goden most capering! Hines the walkskies, chanter the powb raggedy men. Dab with viddlo, too, goden!' So there we have it.
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27th Nov '17 10:44:47 AM BlindJustice-2515
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* ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' has the newsboys of New York who live together and buy the newspapers to sell them to the people. When their prices are raised, Jack Kelly bands them together to go on strike, but they need every borough of New York, especially Brooklyn which is the territory of Spot Conlon. He's the key... the most respected and... famous... newsie in New York...

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* ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' has the newsboys of New York who live together in boarding houses and buy live day-to-day by buying the newspapers to sell them to the people. When their prices are raised, Jack Kelly bands them together to go on strike, but to be effective they need every borough of New York, especially Brooklyn which is the territory of Spot Conlon. He's the key... As the most respected and... famous... and feared newsie in New York...York, Jack knows Spot holds the most leverage.
15th Nov '17 8:06:26 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/FlashGordon'' has Terek, who leads the mutant Deviates, exiled by Ming from the city. Unbeknownst to Ming and Aura, [[spoiler:he's Ming's son and Aura's brother. He and Aura eventually lead a takeover of the city and try to have their father executed]].

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* ''Series/FlashGordon'' ''Series/{{Flash Gordon|2007}}'' has Terek, who leads the mutant Deviates, exiled by Ming from the city. Unbeknownst to Ming and Aura, [[spoiler:he's Ming's son and Aura's brother. He and Aura eventually lead a takeover of the city and try to have their father executed]].
23rd Oct '17 4:30:14 PM mBemus
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* ''Literature/TheThiefLord'': Title character Scipio, "the thief lord", is the ringleader of a band of runaways and child thieves.
13th Oct '17 2:28:46 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/TerraIgnota'', Mycroft doesn't hold any official title, but the other Servicers follow his instructions anyway. Mycroft has protected and fed them and campaigned for more little luxuries for them, so they deeply respect him in spite of [[TheDreaded his reputation]].
29th Sep '17 8:41:23 PM StrixObscuro
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* During the Creator/FrankMiller run of ''[[ComicBook/DareDevil Daredevil]]'' the title character encountered "the King," who ruled the homeless in the New York sewer system in analogy to [[ArchEnemy the Kingpin]] ruling the New York mobs. He even has own pet SewerGator that [[FedToTheBeast he feeds with those who displease him]].

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* During the Creator/FrankMiller run of ''[[ComicBook/DareDevil Daredevil]]'' the title character encountered "the King," who ruled the homeless in the New York sewer system in analogy to [[ArchEnemy the Kingpin]] ruling the New York mobs. He even has his own pet SewerGator that [[FedToTheBeast he feeds with those who displease him]].


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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', The Swell ''thinks'' that he's a King of the Homeless because he leads the Street Arabs gang. In reality, he's a SmugSnake who's only survived as long as he has because the larger gangs didn't see any point in killing him. [[spoiler:This changes after he tries to sell the Runaways to the leaders of the Sinners - who just happen to be Dale and Stacey Yorkes, two of the Runaways' enemies. After learning that their future selves were killed by the Runaways, the Yorkes decide to liquidate the Street Arabs, destroying The Swell's tiny "kingdom".]]
* In ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers of Victory'', the Manhattan Guardian spends the first half of his miniseries dealing with a war between ''two'' kings, No-Beard and All-Beard, whose pirate gangs are in a race to find a treasure hidden in the subway system.
20th Aug '17 3:55:22 PM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/FlashGordon'' has Terek, who leads the mutant Deviates, exiled by Ming from the city. Unbeknownst to Ming and Aura, [[spoiler:he's Ming's son and Aura's brother. He and Aura eventually lead a takeover of the city and try to have their father executed]].
5th Aug '17 5:11:05 PM Sugao
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton Joshua Abraham Norton]] was not only king of the homeless in San Francisco, but declared himself Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico after losing all his money in a bad rice deal. He seemed to exist on the cusp of homelessness, sometimes living in a boarding house and tolerated by amused high-class citizens who saw him as a source of entertainment for patrons of their establishments.
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