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17th Feb '18 10:51:57 PM nombretomado
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* The [[{{Yakuza}} Kantou Haguro-gumi]] in ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' are a quick-tempered bunch, but they're generally Robin Hood-types. When their community is threatened, they are more focused on and do a better job of protecting it than the Army.

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* The [[{{Yakuza}} Kantou Haguro-gumi]] in ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' are a quick-tempered bunch, but they're generally Robin Hood-types. When their community is threatened, they are more focused on and do a better job of protecting it than the Army.
13th Jan '18 4:28:28 PM nombretomado
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* KevinNash as Vinnie Vegas. Despite his size he was mostly all talk, and got soundly beaten by anyone above mid-card

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* KevinNash Wrestling/KevinNash as Vinnie Vegas. Despite his size he was mostly all talk, and got soundly beaten by anyone above mid-card
29th Dec '17 4:34:42 PM nombretomado
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* The GetoBoys song "[[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta]]" mentions "feedin' the poor and helpin' out wit' they bills" in the 2nd verse.

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* The GetoBoys Music/GetoBoys song "[[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta]]" mentions "feedin' the poor and helpin' out wit' they bills" in the 2nd verse.
11th Dec '17 8:10:01 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Lou Marcano in ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'' runs a slew of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in the French Ward of New Bordeaux, and to the public, he plays up an image as a Mafia-esque guy who's nonetheless a family-friendly Santa Claus figure. [[SubvertedTrope Make no mistake, though]]: he is just as ruthless and degenerate as any other underboss in the Marcano crime family.

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Lou Marcano in ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'' runs a slew of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in the French Ward of New Bordeaux, and to the public, he plays up an image as a Mafia-esque guy who's nonetheless a family-friendly Santa Claus figure. Olivia Marcano, meanwhile, is a socialite and a major fixture of New Bordeaux's high society, supporting a scholarship program with Remy Duvall, himself an example of this trope who puts on a SouthernGentleman image on his talk radio show. [[SubvertedTrope Make no mistake, though]]: he is they are just as ruthless and degenerate as any other underboss leaders in the Marcano crime family.family. Lou runs drug dens and prostitution rings in the French Ward, Olivia pushes PCP to bored housewives in the suburbs, and Remy is the head of the [[TheKlan Southern Union]].
** In the ending where [[spoiler:Lincoln and his associates choose to take over the city themselves, they take the Marcano family's place in this trope. Lincoln rebuilds the ghetto after a major hurricane, reopens the theme park, sponsors schools and hospitals, and supports local charities, but as Maguire points out, the money that he uses to do that comes from the criminal rackets he built his empire on. Father James flat-out ends his interview in anger rather than continue talking about Lincoln, the man and his crimes having become a major BerserkButton for him.]]
8th Dec '17 2:27:05 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries'' Brotherhood of Nod is the terrorist variation, at least in the [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars public opinion in the Yellow Zones]].

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries'' In the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries'', Brotherhood of Nod is the terrorist variation, at least in the [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars public opinion in the Yellow Zones]].



* While most of the Yakuza in the Videogame/{{Yakuza}} series are the bad kind of gangsters, the protagonist Kazuma Kiryu represents a lot of the qualities that real-life yakuza said they used to embody: "We kept the streets clean. People liked us. We didn't bother ordinary citizens. We respected our bosses."

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* While most of the Yakuza in the Videogame/{{Yakuza}} ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' series are the bad kind of gangsters, the protagonist Kazuma Kiryu represents a lot of the qualities that real-life yakuza said they used to embody: "We kept the streets clean. People liked us. We didn't bother ordinary citizens. We respected our bosses."


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* Lou Marcano in ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'' runs a slew of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in the French Ward of New Bordeaux, and to the public, he plays up an image as a Mafia-esque guy who's nonetheless a family-friendly Santa Claus figure. [[SubvertedTrope Make no mistake, though]]: he is just as ruthless and degenerate as any other underboss in the Marcano crime family.
24th Oct '17 10:21:24 AM REV6Pilot
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* Grove Street Families and Varrios Los Aztecas from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', while still committing gang-warfare and gunrunning, nonetheless are shown to abhor [[DrugsAreBad the drugs trade]], with the Grove Street Families cracking down hard on ''anyone'' who sells drugs on their turf.[[note]]It's even worth following this philosophy from the player's perspective, as drug dealers drop around $2,000 when killed, which, especially during the start of the game where money is much more difficult to come by, is very much worth your time[[/note]] Eventually however, the loss of drug revenue makes the gang splinter from the inside.
** Of course, weed and LSD are not considered drugs and thus get a pass.

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* Grove Street Families and Varrios Los Aztecas from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', while still committing gang-warfare and gunrunning, nonetheless are shown to abhor [[DrugsAreBad the drugs trade]], with the Grove Street Families cracking down hard on ''anyone'' who sells drugs (weed and LSD are not considered drugs) on their turf.[[note]]It's turf[[note]]it's even worth following this philosophy from the player's perspective, as drug dealers drop around $2,000 when killed, which, especially during the start of the game where money is much more difficult to come by, is very much worth your time[[/note]] time[[/note]]. Eventually however, the loss of drug revenue makes the gang Grove Street splinter from the inside.
** Of course, weed and LSD are not considered drugs and thus get
inside a pass.little before the game starts.
30th Sep '17 12:54:08 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The male protagonist of ''Film/VictorVictoria'' is a sort of [[TheGreatGatsby Gatsby-like]] character- an educated guy who is the brains/face for mobsters, but [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything he doesn't do anything evil]] on screen except struggling against other gangsters who are presented as bad guys, and his {{gayngster}} bodyguard is an all-around nice guy as well.

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* The male protagonist of ''Film/VictorVictoria'' is a sort of [[TheGreatGatsby [[Literature/TheGreatGatsby Gatsby-like]] character- an educated guy who is the brains/face for mobsters, but [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything he doesn't do anything evil]] on screen except struggling against other gangsters who are presented as bad guys, and his {{gayngster}} bodyguard is an all-around nice guy as well.
12th Aug '17 3:51:03 PM nombretomado
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* Recurring character Tony Marcus from the ''{{Spenser}}'' series runs most of the black crime in Boston, but is generally a pretty friendly guy, even when he's threatening Spenser. But just as often he's willing to lend out his people to Spenser to get someone worse out of Boston.

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* Recurring character Tony Marcus from the ''{{Spenser}}'' ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' series runs most of the black crime in Boston, but is generally a pretty friendly guy, even when he's threatening Spenser. But just as often he's willing to lend out his people to Spenser to get someone worse out of Boston.
28th Jul '17 9:46:39 PM Specialist290
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This trope is usually set against more villanous locals or [[RuthlessForeignGangsters outsiders]]. Neighbourhood Friendly Gangsters almost always have [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]]; refusing to deal hard drugs is a common one.

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This trope is usually set against more villanous locals or [[RuthlessForeignGangsters outsiders]]. Neighbourhood Friendly Gangsters almost always have [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]]; refusing to deal hard drugs is a common one.
one. This may include a noble (if warped) sense of [[FamilyValuesVillain family values]].
24th Jul '17 10:24:38 AM Divra
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* Marcone from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' can fall into this trope as his syndicate helped Harry take down a dangerous serial killers in book one and two, and the police for the most part don't bother him due to the fact that his brand of organized crime tends to keep crime non-violent and off the streets. He also keeps his competition in check (i.e. under his thumb or dead), Also, Marcone [[EvenEvilHasStandards has standards]]; for instance, he won't tolerate violence against children, so his regime keeps certain types of heinous crime at a minimum.

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* Marcone from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' can fall into this trope as his syndicate helped Harry take down a dangerous serial killers in book one and two, and the police for the most part don't bother him due to the fact that his brand of organized crime tends to keep crime non-violent and off the streets. He also keeps his competition in check (i.e. under his thumb or dead), Also, Marcone [[EvenEvilHasStandards has standards]]; for instance, he won't tolerate violence against children, so his regime keeps certain types of heinous crime at a minimum. However, Marcone himself is insistent that whatever he does is done out of ruthless pragmatism, not love for his fellow man.
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