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27th Jun '16 2:29:39 PM Prinzenick
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* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker encounters this in the short ''The Loan Stranger'', in which he gets a loan of one dollar, but it later escalates to $365 in interest, not including the dollar he had yet to pay back. (justified, as Woody simply ''forgot'' to pay the loan back after 30 days.) The Loan Shark in question (who is a wolf, or coyote, it's not really clear) tries everything in his power to get Woody to pay back the loan.

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* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker encounters this in the short ''The Loan Stranger'', in which he gets where his car crashes and goes kaput, so Woody manages to get a loan of one dollar, but dollar from the nearby Sympathy Loan Company--but it later escalates to $365 in interest, not including the dollar he had yet to pay back. (justified, as Woody simply ''forgot'' forgot to pay the loan back after 30 days.) The Loan Shark in question (who is a wolf, or coyote, it's not really clear) wolf[[note]]his species is an old visual shorthand for the phrase "wolf at your door"[[/note]]) tries everything in his power to get Woody to pay back the loan.loan. Woody tricks him into calling off the loan when he thinks he smashed Woody's head--only for Woody to pop up and ask for a loan on his cuckoo clock, much to his chagrin.
17th Jun '16 9:19:02 PM gophergiggles
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* One ''ComicBook/MADMagazine'' ''Melvin and Jenkins'' sketch has the kindly Jenkins assure friends he's loaned money too that they can take as much time as possible to pay it back. Melvin does too, but also wakes them up every morning at 3:30am with a tape recording of a ''kneecap being broken in two places at once'' until they repay the loan.
23rd May '16 5:05:12 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* The ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' series has The Loan Dolphin, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a Dolphin whose job is a debt collector]], though he's [[PunchClockVillain only an antagonist to those who don't repay their debts]], as in "Bowser Junior's Lemonade Stand!", when Junior tries to get him to destroy Cody's lemonade stand, he doesn't do it because he thinks it looks nice.
22nd May '16 7:07:14 PM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/MarioParty 2'', in the final board called Bowser Land, there are the Bowser Banks. Now, the normal banks ask for a loan from the players and give the money back when someone lands on the space. The Bowser ones? Give away loans to everyone, but charge the next unfortunate person who lands on the space the full combined total of all the money deposited by all the players in the game, which can total up to a heck of a lot. Or take all their money if they don't have enough. Or a Star if they have one and don't have all the cash.

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* In ''VideoGame/MarioParty 2'', in the final board called Bowser Land, there are the Bowser Banks. Now, On every other board, if you pass by a bank, you must deposit 5 coins, but if you land on the normal banks ask for a loan from the players and give bank, you get all the money back when someone lands on the space. everyone has deposited. The Bowser ones? Give away loans ''away'' money to everyone, but charge the next unfortunate person who everyone passing by, then force whoever lands on the space bank to ''pay back'' the full combined total of all the money deposited by all the players in the game, which can total up to a heck of a lot. Or take all their money amount, and if they you don't have enough. Or enough, they will happily take a Star if they have one and don't have all the cash.off you instead.
4th May '16 7:13:08 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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1st May '16 4:53:03 AM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''Fanfic/AmbienceAFleetSymphony'', a young Damon had a friend who got killed when these sorts came calling over her parents' debts.
21st Apr '16 1:31:01 PM ThatBitterTase
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* ''Big Bang Age'' requires that you use [[{{Phlebotinum}} B-stones]] to pay your allies and finance attacks on enemy territory. In the District Chapter, Zanma Gou gives you some B-stones every few turns. At the start of the National Chapter, he reveals where he was getting them from - the Yakuza, via their front "BS Finance Services". Until you finish paying off the loan, they take a percentage of your income for "interest". And every time you pay them, it uses up that turn's event trigger.
8th Apr '16 10:40:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheNameOfTheWind''. The Loan Shark who appears, Devi, doesn't send thugs to collect money. She just has [[FunctionalMagic a small, sealed vial of her client's blood]]. ''No one'' ever has the courage to find out what nasty sort of magic she will do to those who are delinquent in their payments, and the protagonist Kvothe goes to great lengths to avoid paying late. Apart from this, however, Devi is really [[AffablyEvil quite pleasant]].

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* ''TheNameOfTheWind''.''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind''. The Loan Shark who appears, Devi, doesn't send thugs to collect money. She just has [[FunctionalMagic a small, sealed vial of her client's blood]]. ''No one'' ever has the courage to find out what nasty sort of magic she will do to those who are delinquent in their payments, and the protagonist Kvothe goes to great lengths to avoid paying late. Apart from this, however, Devi is really [[AffablyEvil quite pleasant]].



* Mack Bolan (of ''TheExecutioner'' series) sets forth on his [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge campaign]] against the Mafia after his father snaps under pressure and kills his own family in a murder-suicide, brought on by the revelation that his daughter was prostituting herself to pay his debt to Mafia loan sharks.

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* Mack Bolan (of ''TheExecutioner'' ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series) sets forth on his [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge campaign]] against the Mafia after his father snaps under pressure and kills his own family in a murder-suicide, brought on by the revelation that his daughter was prostituting herself to pay his debt to Mafia loan sharks.



** There's also an episode in ''[[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Criminal Intent]]'' where the loan shark is so impatient to get his money back that he kidnaps a guy's family, during which his hired kidnapper rapes one of the daughters. [[SarcasmMode Big surprise]]? He's a former member of the [[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Serbian Volunteer Guard]],[[note]]One of many nasty Serbian paramilitaries, charged with war crimes[[/note]] though he tries to pass it off as a member of a Serbian infantry regiment. Too bad he didn't know that Goren knew what the letters on his tattoo stood for.

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** * There's also an episode in ''[[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Criminal Intent]]'' where the loan shark is so impatient to get his money back that he kidnaps a guy's family, during which his hired kidnapper rapes one of the daughters. [[SarcasmMode Big surprise]]? He's a former member of the [[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Serbian Volunteer Guard]],[[note]]One of many nasty Serbian paramilitaries, charged with war crimes[[/note]] though he tries to pass it off as a member of a Serbian infantry regiment. Too bad he didn't know that Goren knew what the letters on his tattoo stood for.



* Jimmy from ''ThirdWatch'' gets visited by several throughout the seasons. One notable example is when a LoanShark takes Jimmy's car and makes him walk his kid home, in the cold and dark.
* ''Hack'' had an episode where Mike, the protagonist becomes the personal driver of a local mob boss who is a LoanShark. When a restaurant owner is about to be beaten for not paying back a loan, Mike saves the guy and the mob boss makes him personally responsible for collecting the debt. He tries to be reasonable but it turns out the the restaurant owner is actually TooDumbToLive and does not intend to pay back the money. If Mike can't get the money, he will owe the mob boss and thus having to join the crime gang to avoid getting killed. Desperate he ends up threatening the restaurant owner with a bat till the guy give up the money. Disgusted he quits and goes back to being a taxi driver.

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* Jimmy from ''ThirdWatch'' ''Series/ThirdWatch'' gets visited by several throughout the seasons. One notable example is when a LoanShark takes Jimmy's car and makes him walk his kid home, in the cold and dark.
* ''Hack'' ''Series/{{Hack}}'' had an episode where Mike, the protagonist becomes the personal driver of a local mob boss who is a LoanShark. When a restaurant owner is about to be beaten for not paying back a loan, Mike saves the guy and the mob boss makes him personally responsible for collecting the debt. He tries to be reasonable but it turns out the the restaurant owner is actually TooDumbToLive and does not intend to pay back the money. If Mike can't get the money, he will owe the mob boss and thus having to join the crime gang to avoid getting killed. Desperate he ends up threatening the restaurant owner with a bat till the guy give up the money. Disgusted he quits and goes back to being a taxi driver.
24th Mar '16 2:20:10 PM nombretomado
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* Joe [=McIntyre=] fell victim to one in ''CoronationStreet''.
* Paddy Maguire lends Yvonne Karib money in ''{{Shameless}}'' when banks do not deal with her.

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* Joe [=McIntyre=] fell victim to one in ''CoronationStreet''.
''Series/CoronationStreet''.
* Paddy Maguire lends Yvonne Karib money in ''{{Shameless}}'' ''Series/{{Shameless|UK}}'' when banks do not deal with her.
9th Mar '16 12:38:54 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' has Roland Ho, a Sun On Yee loan shark whom Wei temporarily works for. When Wei and the player first meet him, he comes off as just an old, jaded Triad, hardened by years of dealing with deadbeats and holdouts. [[spoiler:He reveals what he ''really'' is in his last mission. After one of his repeat debtors is cornered and, unable to repay Roland, commits suicide, [[{{Jerkass}} Roland orders Wei to shake down the man's newly-widowed wife for his life insurance payout]]. Wei is so disgusted by this that he cuts ties with Roland then and there.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' has Roland Ho, a Sun On Yee loan shark whom Wei temporarily works for. When Wei and the player first meet him, he He initially comes off as just an old, jaded Triad, hardened by years of dealing with deadbeats and holdouts. [[spoiler:He reveals what he ''really'' ''[[EvilDebtCollector really]]'' is in his last mission. After one of his repeat debtors is cornered and, unable to repay Roland, commits suicide, [[{{Jerkass}} Roland orders Wei to shake down the man's newly-widowed wife for his life insurance payout]]. Wei is so disgusted by this that he cuts ties with Roland then and there.]]
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