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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.
27th Dec '16 8:50:05 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Marvel also has an evil example, the Tatterdemalion. Originally a member of high society from a rich family, he was swindled out of everything he owned by Las Vegas mobsters, and because a destitute. After being recruited by [[MegaCorp the Committee]] to foster an environment of fear in Los Angeles, he committed random crimes against the wealthy, destroying their material possessions, motivated purely out of envy and hatred towards the system. He has fought heroes like ComicBook/{{Spider Man}}, the ComicBook/WerewolfByNight, and ComicBook/GhostRider.
14th Nov '16 3:24:37 PM Morgenthaler
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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 legendary styles of combat. Needless to say, this character is usually a BadAss.badass.
17th Oct '16 5:04:44 PM nombretomado
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* The JimStarlin ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' miniseries ''[[ComicBook/BatmanTheCult The Cult]]'' features Deacon Blackfire's [[PathOfInspiration evil cult]] of homeless people.
* During the 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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* The JimStarlin Creator/JimStarlin ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' miniseries ''[[ComicBook/BatmanTheCult The Cult]]'' features Deacon Blackfire's [[PathOfInspiration evil cult]] of homeless people.
* During the FrankMiller 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]].
1st Oct '16 12:44:33 AM SebastianGray
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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.
31st Jul '16 12:09:43 PM nombretomado
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* In DCComics's brief ''Magog'' series there was a villain named Miasma who was basically Bernie Madoff turned into this trope.

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* In DCComics's Creator/DCComics's brief ''Magog'' series there was a villain named Miasma who was basically Bernie Madoff turned into this trope.
26th Jun '16 9:11:41 AM Kellor
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* ''Series/{{Newsradio}}'': Jimmy James's nemesis Johnny Johnson, having been ruined in a previous episode, showed up later as "King of the Winos".
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