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5th Jul '17 1:14:58 AM Mhazard
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* Bruce Lee (not that one) is a drug dealer and former street fighter who acts as the self-appointed leader and protector of the huge population of homeless, addicts, street kids and other social rejects in Romania's captial city Bucharest. He even rules a community in the underground heating tunnels beneath the city.

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* Bruce Lee (not ([[Creator/BruceLee not that one) one]]) is a drug dealer and former street fighter who acts as the self-appointed leader and protector of the huge population of homeless, addicts, street kids and other social rejects in Romania's captial city Bucharest. He even rules a community in the underground heating tunnels beneath the city.
29th Jun '17 11:28:05 AM Occidensill
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* The Beggar Sect is a faction that shows up often in many {{Wuxia}} works, and the leader is called the King of Beggars, who usually masters two distinctive styles, the 18 Dragon Subduing Palms and The Dog Beating Stick, each legendary styles of combat. Needless to say, this character is usually a badass.

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* The Beggar Sect is a faction that shows up often in many {{Wuxia}} works, and the leader is called the King of Beggars, who usually masters two distinctive styles, the 18 Dragon Subduing Palms and The Dog Beating Stick, each a legendary styles style of combat. Needless to say, this character is usually a badass.combat.
18th Jun '17 6:03:43 AM Theriocephalus
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' GaidenGame ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'' has the special character Redwart the Magnificent, the self-proclaimed King of the mutant and destitute Scavvies who are forced to live in the most polluted and dilapidated areas of the Underhive.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' GaidenGame ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'' has the special character Redwart the Magnificent, the self-proclaimed King of the mutant and destitute Scavvies who are forced to live in the most polluted and dilapidated areas of the Underhive.



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* One of the Templar targets that Arno pursues in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity'' is [[NoNameGiven Le Roi des Thunes]], translated as "The King of Beggars". [[spoiler: After Arno assassinates him, he's replaced by the Marquis de Sade. Yes, ''[[Creator/MarquisDeSade that]]'' de Sade. Fortunately, he's an ally to Arno and the Assassins.]]

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* One of the Templar targets that Arno pursues in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity'' is [[NoNameGiven Le le Roi des Thunes]], translated as "The King of Beggars". [[spoiler: After Arno assassinates him, he's replaced by the Marquis de Sade. Yes, ''[[Creator/MarquisDeSade that]]'' de Sade. Fortunately, he's an ally to Arno and the Assassins.]]



* The Hobo King from ''VideoGame/{{Stacking}}'' (DLC).

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* %%* The Hobo King from ''VideoGame/{{Stacking}}'' (DLC).
20th May '17 11:59:24 PM CnHGirl
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* An early episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' has a murder occur in the flood run-off tunnels underneath Washington, D.C. The primary witness/suspect is a homeless man who lives in the tunnels, and has a clear position of leadership and respect among the homeless community down there. Brennan has to remind Booth that the homeless man does have authority in the tunnels, so Booth can't just rough up or intimidate the guy like he would normally do.
1st May '17 5:49:06 PM Golondrina
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* Nikos Kazantzakis portrayed UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in this fashion in his novel ''Literature/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'', which also carried over to MartinScorsese's [[Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist film adaptation]]--[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment not without controversy of course]].

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* Nikos Kazantzakis portrayed UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in this fashion in his novel ''Literature/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'', which also carried over to MartinScorsese's Creator/MartinScorsese's [[Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist film adaptation]]--[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment not without controversy of course]].
28th Apr '17 1:04:49 PM AthenaBlue
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* Soviet propaganda film ''Film/{{Strike}}'' has such a character, who is actually referred to as the "King". ("My kingdom is limitless.") He mobilizes his army of vagrants to infiltrate the striking workers and cause a disturbance, so the authorities will have an excuse to break the strike with force.
* ''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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\n* Soviet propaganda film ''Film/{{Strike}}'' has such a character, who The Chairman in ''Film/BasnOLudziachStad'' is actually referred to as the "King". ("My kingdom is limitless.") He mobilizes his army a crime boss type. Getting rid of vagrants to infiltrate the striking workers and cause a disturbance, so the authorities will have an excuse to break the strike with force.
* ''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...
him (kinda...) causes much rejoicing.



* ''Film/SilentMovie'' has a gag where Mel Funn--having just fallen off the wagon, hard--buys an absolutely massive wine bottle and stumbles into a back alley. All the homeless in the alley gather around Mel and hail him as "the king of the winos".

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* ''Film/SilentMovie'' ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' has a gag where Mel Funn--having just fallen off the wagon, hard--buys an absolutely massive wine bottle and stumbles into Bowery King, who runs a back alley. All the network of homeless in the alley gather around Mel and hail him as "the king of the winos".or otherwise downtrodden people throughout New York City.
* ''Film/KingOfBeggars'', a ''{{Wuxia}}'' movie starring Creator/StephenChow, deals with a main character who quests to become one.



* ''Film/KingOfBeggars'', a ''{{Wuxia}}'' movie starring Creator/StephenChow, deals with a main character who quests to become one.
* The Chairman in ''Film/BasnOLudziachStad'' is a crime boss type. Getting rid of him (kinda...) causes much rejoicing.
* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' has the Bowery King, who runs a network of homeless or otherwise downtrodden people throughout New York City.

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* ''Film/KingOfBeggars'', ''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...
* ''Film/SilentMovie'' has
a ''{{Wuxia}}'' movie starring Creator/StephenChow, deals gag where Mel Funn -- having just fallen off the wagon, hard -- buys an absolutely massive wine bottle and stumbles into a back alley. All the homeless in the alley gather around Mel and hail him as "the king of the winos".
* Soviet propaganda film ''Film/{{Strike}}'' has such a character, who is actually referred to as the "King". ("My kingdom is limitless.") He mobilizes his army of vagrants to infiltrate the striking workers and cause a disturbance, so the authorities will have an excuse to break the strike
with force.
* The Beggar Sect is
a main faction that shows up often in many {{Wuxia}} works, and the leader is called the King of Beggars, who usually masters two distinctive styles, the 18 Dragon Subduing Palms and The Dog Beating Stick, each legendary styles of combat. Needless to say, this character who quests to become one.
* The Chairman in ''Film/BasnOLudziachStad''
is usually a crime boss type. Getting rid of him (kinda...) causes much rejoicing.
* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' has the Bowery King, who runs a network of homeless or otherwise downtrodden people throughout New York City.
badass.




* ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' series. Moruth the Beggar King was the leader of the beggars in the Downwind section of Sanctuary.

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\n* ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' series. Moruth ''Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' discusses the Beggar Hobo Kings in some depth. Among other distinctive features, they apparently reincarnate rather like the Dalai Lama.
* ''Literature/BloodsuckingFiends'' has a Homeless
King was the leader in San Francisco, very clearly modeled on Emperor Norton of the beggars in the Downwind section of Sanctuary.same city.



* ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' has a whole ''feudal system'' among the denizens of London Below, but there doesn't seem to be any particular overlord. The highest-ranking single person seems to be the Earl of Earl's Court.
* The Outcaste in the ''Literature/{{Spaceforce}}'' novels are people who have been convicted of serious crimes by the Taysan Empire, and stripped of their caste - which means they have no way of earning a living and typically starve to death. In the second book, ''Deadline'', we meet a former royal bodyguard, Calia, who was punished for the heinous offence of marrying a servant, and has organised the rest of the Outcaste into a secret community.
* The novel ''The King of Schnorrers'' involves a character who is the leader of professional beggars in London.
* ''Literature/BloodsuckingFiends'' has a Homeless King inSan Francisco, very clearly modeled on Emperor Norton of the same city.
* Koba is the leader of Echo's homeless in ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho''.
* In ''Literature/{{Reliquary}}'', Mephisto is the leader of a large community of homeless living in the tunnels under Manhattan. Pendergast and D'Agosta seek his help in navigating the tunnels and finding the den of the Wrinklers.



* Clopin in ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is something along the lines of a beggar king. He is a beggar, conman, and pickpocket, whose skill has earned him the leadership position among the Romani, and lower class citizens. He [[JokerJury decides judgement of Trespassers]] in the Court of Miracles. Clopin's main redeeming factor is [[AFatherToHisMen his genuine concern for all his "subjects"]], and will to put his life on the line to help them.
* ''Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' discusses the Hobo Kings in some depth. Among other distinctive features, they apparently reincarnate rather like the Dalai Lama.
* The Beggar Sect is a faction that shows up often in many WuXia works, and the leader is called the King of Beggars, who usually masters two distinctive styles, the 18 Dragon Subduing Palms and The Dog Beating Stick, each legendary styles of combat. Needless to say, this character is usually a badass.
* In the ''Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy'' Jacen and Jaina got lost in Coruscant's underworld and stumbled into Dakyim's Kingdom, a community of refugees. Their leader was King Onibald Daykim, a former low-level banker who led his fellow bureaucrats into hiding when they earned the Emperor's ire. After learning the Emperor was dead and the Empire largely collapse, Onibald decided to remain a king than return to banking.



* Nikos Kazantzakis portrayed UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in this fashion in his novel ''Literature/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'', which also carried over to MartinScorsese's [[Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist film adaptation]]--[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment not without controversy of course]].
* The ''Literature/MatthewSwift'' series has the Beggar King, a character who is the embodiment of this trope - literally, as in-universe, [[ArchetypalCharacter Archetypal Characters]] abound if their trope is famous enough.

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* Nikos Kazantzakis portrayed UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Clopin in this fashion ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is something along the lines of a beggar king. He is a beggar, conman, and pickpocket, whose skill has earned him the leadership position among the Romani, and lower class citizens. He [[JokerJury decides judgement of Trespassers]] in the Court of Miracles. Clopin's main redeeming factor is [[AFatherToHisMen his novel ''Literature/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'', which also carried over genuine concern for all his "subjects"]], and willingness to MartinScorsese's [[Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist film adaptation]]--[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment not without controversy of course]].
* The ''Literature/MatthewSwift'' series has
put his life on the Beggar King, a character who is the embodiment of this trope - literally, as in-universe, [[ArchetypalCharacter Archetypal Characters]] abound if their trope is famous enough.line to help them.



* The novel ''The King of Schnorrers'' involves a character who is the leader of professional beggars in London.
* Koba is the leader of Echo's homeless in ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho''.
* Nikos Kazantzakis portrayed UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in this fashion in his novel ''Literature/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'', which also carried over to MartinScorsese's [[Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist film adaptation]]--[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment not without controversy of course]].
* The ''Literature/MatthewSwift'' series has the Beggar King, a character who is the embodiment of this trope -- literally, as in-universe, [[ArchetypalCharacter Archetypal Characters]] abound if their trope is famous enough.
* ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' has a whole ''feudal system'' among the denizens of London Below, but there doesn't seem to be any particular overlord. The highest-ranking single person seems to be the Earl of Earl's Court.
* In ''Literature/{{Reliquary}}'', Mephisto is the leader of a large community of homeless living in the tunnels under Manhattan. Pendergast and D'Agosta seek his help in navigating the tunnels and finding the den of the Wrinklers.
* The Outcaste in the ''Literature/{{Spaceforce}}'' novels are people who have been convicted of serious crimes by the Taysan Empire, and stripped of their caste -- which means they have no way of earning a living and typically starve to death. In the second book, ''Deadline'', we meet a former royal bodyguard, Calia, who was punished for the heinous offence of marrying a servant, and has organised the rest of the Outcaste into a secret community.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** In the ''Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy'' Jacen and Jaina Solo got lost in Coruscant's underworld and stumbled into Dakyim's Kingdom, a community of refugees. Their leader was King Onibald Daykim, a former low-level banker who led his fellow bureaucrats into hiding when they earned the Emperor's ire. After learning the Emperor was dead and the Empire largely collapsed, Onibald decided to remain a king rather than return to banking.
* ''Literature/ThievesWorld'': Moruth the Beggar King was the leader of the beggars in the Downwind section of Sanctuary.




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* ''Aibou'': There's a whole homeless republic/hippie commune in a section of one of the cities, and its self-appointed President becomes the victim of a crime.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' two-parter "Daleks In Manhattan"/Evolution of the Daleks" features a Depression-era Hooverville in New York City, where the de facto leader of the homeless is a wise man [[MeaningfulName named Solomon]].
* ''Aibou'': There's a whole homeless republic/hippie commune in a section of one of the cities, and its self-appointed President becomes the victim of a crime.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan "Daleks In Manhattan"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E5EvolutionOfTheDaleks "Evolution of the Daleks"]] features a Depression-era Hooverville in New York City, where the ''de facto'' leader of the homeless is a wise man [[MeaningfulName named Solomon]].






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* In ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'', Peachum is the head of London's Beggar's Guild and is referred to at least once as the Beggar King/King of the Beggars.

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* In ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'', Peachum is the head of London's Beggar's Guild and is referred to at least once as the Beggar King/King of the Beggars.
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* One of the Templar targets that Arno pursues in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity'' is [[NoNameGiven Le Roi des Thunes]], translated as "The King of Beggars". [[spoiler: After Arno assassinates him, he's replaced by the Marquis de Sade. Yes, ''[[Creator/MarquisDeSade that]]'' de Sade. Fortunately, he's an ally to Arno and the Assassins.]]
* ''{{VideoGame/inFAMOUS}}'' has Alden Tate of the Dustmen, who are sort of... super-powered homeless that can make junk {{mecha}} and [[GoddamnedBats trash spiders]].



* ''VideoGame/Portal2'': In an AlternateUniverse, Cave Johnson became the Hobo King, ruling over the derelict remains of Aperture.



* ''{{VideoGame/inFAMOUS}}'' has Alden Tate of the Dustmen, who are sort of... super-powered homeless that can make junk {{mecha}} and [[GoddamnedBats trash spiders]].
* In an AlternateUniverse, [[{{VideoGame/Portal2}} Cave Johnson]] became the Hobo King, ruling over the derelict remains of Aperture.
* One of the Templar targets that Arno pursues in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity'' is [[NoNameGiven Le Roi des Thunes]], translated as "The King of Beggars." [[spoiler: After Arno assassinates him, he's replaced by the Marquis de Sade. Yes, ''[[Creator/MarquisDeSade that]]'' de Sade. Fortunately, he's an ally to Arno and the Assassins.]]












--> '''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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--> '''Who -->'''Who is the Topsy King?'''
-->In
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.
it.




* ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' had The Garbageman, a hideous and ruthless villain who dreams of ruling a garbage kingdom with the homeless as his slaves. After he was defeated The Professor (so named because he used to be a university professor) became a good and wise leader to the homeless and gave a valuable Aesop on recycling.




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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' had The Garbageman, a hideous and ruthless villain who dreams of ruling a garbage kingdom with the homeless as his slaves. After he was defeated, The Professor (so named because he used to be a university professor) became a good and wise leader to the homeless and gave a valuable Aesop on recycling.






16th Apr '17 11:37:50 AM Chabal2
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* Cheng Pa, the leader of the Beggar's Guild in some of the ''Literature/JudgeDee'' stories. Despite his laid-back personality, he's just as capable a fighter as the judge's henchmen (one scene has him settle a dispute between two beggars by picking them both up and knocking their skulls together). He's also a civil force to be reckoned with: anybody who pisses him off can look forward to an army of filthy hoboes parked on their business' doorstep, driving customers away without any violence or effort on their part. He also has a major crush (hinted to be reciprocated) on a Mongolian wrestling champion, but can't make an official proposal due to his position, while she won't respond to anything but an official proposal.
28th Mar '17 7:28:41 PM DustSnitch
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* Nikos Kazantzakis portrayed {{Jesus}} in this fashion in his novel ''Literature/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'', which also carried over to MartinScorsese's [[Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist film adaptation]]--[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment not without controversy of course]].

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* Nikos Kazantzakis portrayed {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in this fashion in his novel ''Literature/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'', which also carried over to MartinScorsese's [[Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist film adaptation]]--[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment not without controversy of course]].
12th Mar '17 1:32:49 AM Krieger22
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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' has the Bowery King, who runs a network of homeless or otherwise downtrodden people throughout New York City.
16th Jan '17 7:18:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{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...
%% Please help confirm if this is a valid example: * Perry in ''TheFisherKing counts''. When we first see him we get the impression he protects tribes of homeless against anti-bum vigilantes, and may well be held in the role of some kind of leader.

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* ''{{Newsies}}'' ''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...
%% Please help confirm if this is a valid example: * Perry in ''TheFisherKing ''Film/TheFisherKing counts''. When we first see him we get the impression he protects tribes of homeless against anti-bum vigilantes, and may well be held in the role of some kind of leader.
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