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25th Sep '16 6:27:40 AM KillerClowns
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Mr. Big. As a crime boss, he would be the villain of the story. In fact, he nearly ''iced'' Nick and Judy for trespassing. But when [[MafiaPrincess his daughter]] reveals that Judy saved his life, he spares them and offers whatever information and services he can, [[spoiler: even threatening Duke Weaselton into coughing up the location of the toxin lab]]. Further implied in that when the apparently perfectly law-abiding [[spoiler:Emmet Otterton]] found out about [[spoiler:the Night Howelers plot]], he didn't go to the police; he went to Mr. Big.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Mr. Big. As a crime boss, he would be the villain of the story. In fact, he nearly ''iced'' Nick and Judy for trespassing. But when [[MafiaPrincess his daughter]] reveals that Judy saved his life, he spares them and offers whatever information and services he can, [[spoiler: even threatening Duke Weaselton into coughing up the location of the toxin lab]]. Further implied in that when the apparently perfectly law-abiding [[spoiler:Emmet [[spoiler:Emmitt Otterton]] found out about [[spoiler:the Night Howelers plot]], he didn't go to the police; he went to Mr. Big.
25th Sep '16 6:27:02 AM KillerClowns
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Mr. Big. As a crime boss, he would be the villain of the story. In fact, he nearly ''iced'' Nick and Judy for trespassing. But when [[MafiaPrincess his daughter]] reveals that Judy saved his life, he spares them and offers whatever information and services he can, [[spoiler: even threatening Duke Weaselton into coughing up the location of the toxin lab]].

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Mr. Big. As a crime boss, he would be the villain of the story. In fact, he nearly ''iced'' Nick and Judy for trespassing. But when [[MafiaPrincess his daughter]] reveals that Judy saved his life, he spares them and offers whatever information and services he can, [[spoiler: even threatening Duke Weaselton into coughing up the location of the toxin lab]]. Further implied in that when the apparently perfectly law-abiding [[spoiler:Emmet Otterton]] found out about [[spoiler:the Night Howelers plot]], he didn't go to the police; he went to Mr. Big.
31st Aug '16 4:44:32 PM nombretomado
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* Crime bosses Stragen, Platime, and Calaador, all members of the "secret government" of thieves in David Eddings' ''TheElenium'', are willing allies of the protagonists. Each is depicted as being essentially driven by good business sense rather than cruelty. Stragen in particular had taught his Guild to prey more upon the aristocracy than the common folk.

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* Crime bosses Stragen, Platime, and Calaador, all members of the "secret government" of thieves in David Eddings' ''TheElenium'', ''Literature/TheElenium'', are willing allies of the protagonists. Each is depicted as being essentially driven by good business sense rather than cruelty. Stragen in particular had taught his Guild to prey more upon the aristocracy than the common folk.
25th Aug '16 9:25:19 AM BDA1978
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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
9th Aug '16 11:17:58 PM PaulA
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* Steven Brust's [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos series]] keeps Vlad sympathetic by showing how the Jhereg criminal organization to which he belongs has a strict code of ethics. They deal in the vice industry, but don't force anyone to take their wares. They demand protection money, but actually follow through with it. They carry out assassinations, but generally only on fellow power-players. If you're a common citizen who keeps his nose clean, you have virtually nothing to fear. Eventually, however, Vlad becomes disenchanted by criminality altogether.

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* Steven Brust's [[{{Dragaera}} ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels keep Vlad Taltos series]] keeps Vlad sympathetic by showing how the Jhereg criminal organization to which he belongs has a strict code of ethics. They deal in the vice industry, but don't force anyone to take their wares. They demand protection money, but actually follow through with it. They carry out assassinations, but generally only on fellow power-players. If you're a common citizen who keeps his nose clean, you have virtually nothing to fear. Eventually, however, Vlad becomes disenchanted by criminality altogether.
9th Aug '16 3:23:41 AM Lanthorn
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* KoreanWebtoon ''HelloHellper'' has the Killberos group whose leader Gwangnam absolutely forbids gangster-like behavior. For example they don't take payment for their protection services, they earn money legitimately through concerts and selling their own brand of clothes, and as a rule each member must never ''ever'' involve the rest of the group in their personal issues. Unfortunately the story starts with Gwangnam dying and eventually [[spoiler: several violent members, including one who was expelled, take over so they can make Killberos into a "real" gang while those who upheld Gwangnam's peaceful ideals are overpowered, turned to the dark side, or even killed (technically not yet but getting stabbed in the gut is probably not a good thing)]].
** The other gangs in the story, be they groups of middle-schoolers or full-blown Korean mafiosos, are absolutely ''not'' friendly although a few of the elders had a healthy respect/fear of a certain woman nicknamed [[TheDreaded "Blood Ocean"]] and stayed out of town [[spoiler: "Blood Ocean" also happens to be Gwangnam's foster grandmother; unfortunately she also died and now there's nothing stopping them from encroaching onto Gwangnam's town]]
28th Jun '16 7:33:35 PM Sharysa
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* In ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero,]]'' East 13 is a {{Deconstruction}} of this. The Chinese-American Cord Cai's [[TheLostLenore fiance Roland got shot by a carjacker,]] and [[PoliceAreUseless the police fucked up majorly]] on finding his murderer. After an InterruptedSuicide, Cord [[BestServedCold shoots the murderer and tags the front door]] before starting his reign as the Tin Man. It's PlayedForDrama because while this is a SuperheroOrigin story, Cord and Roland had a history of street-gang involvement and were trying to ''get away'' from the "Asian Gangster" stereotype. Once Roland dies, Cord calls himself [[TragicVillain yet another failure who can't escape the streets.]]
23rd May '16 9:16:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Mr. Big. As a crime boss, he would be the villain of the story. In fact, he nearly ''iced'' Nick and Judy for trespassing. But when [[MafiaPrincess his daughter]] reveals that Judy saved his life, he spares them and offers whatever information and services he can, [[spoiler: even threatening Duke Weaselton into coughing up the location of the toxin lab]].
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Mr. Big. As a crime boss, he would be the villain of the story. In fact, he nearly ''iced'' Nick and Judy for trespassing. But when [[MafiaPrincess his daughter]] reveals that Judy saved his life, he spares them and offers whatever information and services he can, [[spoiler: even threatening Duke Weaselton into coughing up the location of the toxin lab]].
23rd May '16 9:15:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sonny (Chazz Palminteri) in ''Film/ABronxTale''. Since it's all based on Palminteri's youth in the Bronx, the original Sonny is probably an example of TruthInTelevision as well. Deconstructed with members of his crew, who are losers or sociopaths barely being kept by a leash.

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* Sonny (Chazz Palminteri) in ''Film/ABronxTale''.''Film/ABronxTale'' is a friendly gangster who becomes a sort of second father figure to the young male protagonist C. Since it's all based on Palminteri's youth in the Bronx, the original Sonny is probably an example of TruthInTelevision as well. Deconstructed with members of his crew, who are losers or sociopaths barely being kept by a leash.
7th May '16 12:33:41 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Los Rabiosos\La Rabia in IWA Puerto Rico, WWC and the World Wrestling League, for the most part, given ''most'' are politically motivated rather than simply for profit and want good for Puerto Ricans.

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* Los Rabiosos\La Rabia in IWA Puerto Rico, WWC and the World Wrestling League, for the most part, given ''most'' are [[WellIntentionedExtremist politically motivated motivated]] rather than simply for profit and want good for [[AHeroToHisHometown Puerto Ricans.Ricans]].
* The Global Green Gangsters of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}, which are what a [[HeelFaceTurn face turned]] Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa [[GoodCostumeSwitch look like]].
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