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12th Jun '18 6:09:39 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* The Coopers in ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'', essentially a heavily fictionalized version of the Krays TurnedUpToEleven: Harry is the AxCrazy psychopath with no gauge on his temper, Norman is the gay brother serving as the ice-cold [{TheDragon second in command]] and occasional voice of reason. However, the duo have gone downhill in recent years, thanks in part to Harry contracting a serious illness; though Norman appears to have turned DragonInChief, the ''real'' man in charge is Harry's son, the demonically-possessed [[UndeadChild Little Ronnie.]]

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* The Coopers in ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'', essentially a heavily fictionalized version of the Krays TurnedUpToEleven: Harry is the AxCrazy psychopath with no gauge on his temper, Norman is the gay brother serving as the ice-cold [{TheDragon [[TheDragon second in command]] and occasional voice of reason. However, the duo have gone downhill in recent years, thanks in part to Harry contracting [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport a serious illness; illness]]; though Norman appears to have turned DragonInChief, the ''real'' man in charge is Harry's son, the demonically-possessed [[UndeadChild Little Ronnie.]]
31st May '18 10:31:54 PM AnotherEpicFail
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* Reggie "The Gent" Mead from the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio drama ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho023ProjectTwilight Project Twilight]].'' The owner of The Dusk, a popular casino in Southeast London, he's a classic Cockney thug with [[FauxAffablyEvil superficial charm]], a HairTriggerTemper, and a penchant for horribly torturing anyone who gets on his bad side; the twist is that he's actually [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a vampire]], and little more than TheDragon to the real villain of the story.

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* Reggie "The Gent" Mead from the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio drama ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho023ProjectTwilight Project Twilight]].'' The owner of The Dusk, a popular casino in Southeast London, he's a classic Cockney thug with [[FauxAffablyEvil superficial charm]], a HairTriggerTemper, and a penchant for horribly torturing anyone who gets on his bad side; the twist is that he's actually [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a vampire]], and little more than TheDragon to the real villain of the story. For good measure, said BigBad remarks that Reggie's violent lifestyle is just his way of living out his fantasies, having lived fairly unassumingly by vampire standards up until being inspired to become a gangster by the example set by his idols, the Krays.
31st May '18 10:23:19 PM AnotherEpicFail
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* The Coopers in ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''. The gay brother (Norman) is almost harmless, Harry is the Krays TurnedUpToEleven and the demonically possessed CreepyChild Little Ronnie...Yikes! Their rivals are an Irish gang and a bunch of [[TheYardies yardies]].

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* The Coopers in ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''. The gay brother (Norman) is almost harmless, ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'', essentially a heavily fictionalized version of the Krays TurnedUpToEleven: Harry is the Krays TurnedUpToEleven AxCrazy psychopath with no gauge on his temper, Norman is the gay brother serving as the ice-cold [{TheDragon second in command]] and occasional voice of reason. However, the demonically possessed CreepyChild duo have gone downhill in recent years, thanks in part to Harry contracting a serious illness; though Norman appears to have turned DragonInChief, the ''real'' man in charge is Harry's son, the demonically-possessed [[UndeadChild Little Ronnie...Yikes! Their rivals are an Irish gang and a bunch of [[TheYardies yardies]].Ronnie.]]




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* Reggie "The Gent" Mead from the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio drama ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho023ProjectTwilight Project Twilight]].'' The owner of The Dusk, a popular casino in Southeast London, he's a classic Cockney thug with [[FauxAffablyEvil superficial charm]], a HairTriggerTemper, and a penchant for horribly torturing anyone who gets on his bad side; the twist is that he's actually [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a vampire]], and little more than TheDragon to the real villain of the story.
20th May '18 2:45:41 PM JayCreek
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* Most of the characters in ''Film/TheFootballFactory'', who partake in anti-social behaviour towards rival fans of their favourite soccer teams, with leaders that act like they're The Mafia.

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* Most of the characters in ''Film/TheFootballFactory'', who partake in anti-social behaviour towards rival fans of their favourite soccer football teams, with leaders that act like they're The Mafia.
26th Mar '18 10:21:03 AM gordiniroy
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* Much of the cast of ''Gangster No. 1''.

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* Much of the cast of ''Gangster No. 1''.''Film/GangsterNo1''.
23rd Feb '18 2:52:42 PM Ninamarie124
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12th Feb '18 7:24:36 AM Dghcrh
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* The stereotypical mob family in ''ProfessorLayton and the Unwound Future'', [[SarcasmMode creatively]] named "The Family". Though, this could be a subversion, since they act more like an Italian mafioso family than a British one.

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* The stereotypical mob family in ''ProfessorLayton ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton and the Unwound Future'', [[SarcasmMode creatively]] named "The Family". Though, this could be a subversion, since they act more like an Italian mafioso family than a British one.
22nd Dec '17 2:30:38 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Narcy in ''Film/TheyMadeMeAFugitive''. He runs a black market racket and has [[WouldHitAGirl no problem beating women]] to get what he wants.
24th Nov '17 10:47:48 AM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "The Fundraiser", after Riley starts an illegitimate chocolate bar business, he gets harassed by the World's Ultimate Chocolate company, which turns out to be a British crime syndicate that [[ItMakesSenseInContext sells chocolate bars]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything like they were drugs]]. In the climax, [[spoiler:the WUC get into a deadly shootout with {{the Mafia}} and the {{FBI}}]]. There's also this {{shout out}} from the episode:

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "The Fundraiser", after Riley starts an illegitimate chocolate bar business, he gets harassed by the World's Ultimate Chocolate company, which turns out to be a British crime syndicate that [[ItMakesSenseInContext sells chocolate bars]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything like they were drugs]]. In the climax, [[spoiler:the WUC get into a deadly shootout with {{the Mafia}} and the {{FBI}}]].UsefulNotes/{{FBI}}]]. There's also this {{shout out}} from the episode:
21st Aug '17 2:35:27 PM MrMaplesyrup1
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The London Gangster is a hard man in a sharp suit with a fondness for {{Cluster F Bomb}}s and CountryMatters. He'll tend to prefer roughing people up with his bare hands to using guns (gun control being very strict in the UK), but ColdBloodedTorture isn't at all out of the question and the '''really''' nasty ones in fiction have a tendency to be {{Knife Nut}}s. He speaks in a working class East London, Cockney or South London accent, and his dense slang may feature a little [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage Yiddish]].[[note]]The East End of London traditionally had a large Jewish population, and some London Gangsters, like Jack Spot and the fictional Harry Stark, are [[KosherNostra Jews]].[[/note]]

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The London Gangster is a hard man in a sharp suit with a fondness for {{Cluster F Bomb}}s and CountryMatters. He'll tend to prefer roughing people up with his bare hands to using guns (gun control being very strict in the UK), UK)[[note]]Whilst it would be possible for guns to be smuggled in, in certain cases acquired legally, or via the black market, the other reason these gangsters don't use guns is that gun crimes in the UK are extremely low compared to the US. Whilst a gun-based homicide could be common in the US, and therefore not looked into as thoroughly, British police don't get as many shootings as stabbings, and so investigate shootings more thoroughly, as there is a higher chance the gun was acquired illegally. Not using a gun also helps these characters keep the heat off.[[/note]], but ColdBloodedTorture isn't at all out of the question and the '''really''' nasty ones in fiction have a tendency to be {{Knife Nut}}s. He speaks in a working class East London, Cockney or South London accent, and his dense slang may feature a little [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage Yiddish]].[[note]]The East End of London traditionally had a large Jewish population, and some London Gangsters, like Jack Spot and the fictional Harry Stark, are [[KosherNostra Jews]].[[/note]]
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