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10th Apr '17 8:57:54 PM Fireblood
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* Comando Vermelho (or Red Command), is a narcotic distrubution gang that initially began as a communist organization ( Falange Vermelha ) as its two marxist founders bonded in prison. Although decimated in 2010 by a government purge into the Favela slums of Rio namely the city of god. CV are still powerful enough to hold public techno rave parties, sports meets and other such mass celebrations that attract youth. In addition, CV publishes popular funk rave music that can be found in the streets of the Favela, and it's forbidden prohibitive nature has been very lucrative for Funk artists. The group honours slain members and promotes its ideals particulary against the war on drugs.CV like most drug gangs have also used social media such as Facebook to spread its ideals and romantizise the thug life. The CV also promote themselves as milita defenders of the residents of the Faveleas against the corrupt and oppressive police and extortion.

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* Comando Vermelho (or Red Command), is a narcotic distrubution distribution gang that initially began as a communist organization ( Falange Vermelha ) (Falange Vermelha) as its two marxist Marxist founders bonded in prison. Although decimated in 2010 by a government purge into the Favela slums of Rio namely the city of god. (namely Cidade de Deus) CV are still powerful enough to hold public techno rave parties, sports meets and other such mass celebrations that attract youth. In addition, CV publishes popular funk rave music that can be found in the streets of the Favela, and it's forbidden prohibitive nature has been very lucrative for Funk artists. The group honours honors slain members and promotes its ideals particulary ideals, particularly against the war on drugs.drugs. CV like most drug gangs have also used social media such as Facebook to spread its ideals and romantizise romantacizise the thug life. The CV also promote themselves as milita militia defenders of the residents of the Faveleas Favelas against the corrupt and oppressive police and extortion.
9th Apr '17 6:03:18 PM nombretomado
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* This is the justification used by the 3rd Street Saints in ''SaintsRow''; specifically they seek to end a [[MobWar turf war]] in the city, but they [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jump off the slippery slope]] pretty quickly, particularly in the [[SequelEscalation sequels]], even then they are a lot more respected than the other three gangs and [[spoiler: Ultor]] as people often come and show approval to the Boss.
** This is the major theme of SaintsRowTheThird; the gang has been selling themselves out for popularity and power, to the point where the victims of their robberies ''ask for autographs mid-shakedown'', the penultimate choice of the game that decides the ending is completely dependant on if you want to go back to being corporate whores or (violently) show the world you're serious.

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* This is the justification used by the 3rd Street Saints in ''SaintsRow''; ''VideoGame/SaintsRow1''; specifically they seek to end a [[MobWar turf war]] in the city, but they [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jump off the slippery slope]] pretty quickly, particularly in the [[SequelEscalation sequels]], even then they are a lot more respected than the other three gangs and [[spoiler: Ultor]] as people often come and show approval to the Boss.
** This is the major theme of SaintsRowTheThird; VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird; the gang has been selling themselves out for popularity and power, to the point where the victims of their robberies ''ask for autographs mid-shakedown'', the penultimate choice of the game that decides the ending is completely dependant on if you want to go back to being corporate whores or (violently) show the world you're serious.
7th Apr '17 12:16:53 PM Divra
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* Marcone from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' can fall into this trope as his syndicate helped Harry take down a serial killer in book one, and the police for the most part don't bother him due to the fact that his organized crime tends to keep lesser gangs from going rampant. 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 killer killers in book one, 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 lesser gangs from going rampant. 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.



* The Thieves Guild in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' 'has standards' and arranges crime in mutally benificent forms (as far as crime goes): rich people pay an annual premium, and arrange for a convenient date to rob an acceptable amount from these rich clients in their own home. Poorer (but not penniless) citizens are robbed in a fairly polite fashion on the streets, their business premises or homes, are not badly injured, and are given a receipt which guarantees they won't suffer another official robbery for the rest of the year. Criminals who don't keep to this arrangement, or who don't display their licence when on business, are dealt with by the Watch if they're lucky... or by the Thieves' Guild if they're ''unlucky''.

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* The Thieves Guild in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' 'has standards' and arranges crime in mutally benificent beneficient forms (as far as crime goes): rich people pay an annual premium, and arrange for a convenient date to rob an acceptable amount from these rich clients in their own home. Poorer (but not penniless) citizens are robbed in a fairly polite fashion on the streets, their business premises or homes, are not badly injured, and are given a receipt which guarantees they won't suffer another official robbery for the rest of the year. Criminals who don't keep to this arrangement, or who don't display their licence license when on business, are dealt with by the Watch if they're lucky... or by the Thieves' Guild if they're ''unlucky''.
1st Mar '17 7:22:58 PM nombretomado
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* The Dollars in ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' are something of an example, whether they're a gang, a neighbourhood watch organisation, or just a group of random anonymous people depends on how you look at it. Also [[spoiler:when Kida ruled them]] the Yellow Scarves were this, at least in comparison to Blue Square.

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* The Dollars in ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' are something of an example, whether they're a gang, a neighbourhood watch organisation, or just a group of random anonymous people depends on how you look at it. Also [[spoiler:when Kida ruled them]] the Yellow Scarves were this, at least in comparison to Blue Square.
28th Jan '17 8:12:11 PM Dramafever49
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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:Emmitt 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 her 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:Emmitt Otterton]] found out about [[spoiler:the Night Howelers plot]], he didn't go to the police; he went to Mr. Big.
23rd Jan '17 7:39:54 PM lilysakura220
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' part 5 has a section of Passione, a gang which carries the series protagonist, Giorno, as its newest member. The gang are a small subgroup in the prominent mafia which are an exception in that the people ''like'' them, rather than the extortion side. The only nasty member gets his early on and is replaced by Giorno, following which it is revealed that the group leader Bruno Buccellati hates drug dealing and dirty deeds and only joined up to help put a stop to it (Similar to Giorno himself). The plot then becomes about the desire of Bruno's group to elevate one of them to the level of TheDon, which combined with the fabulous nature of the manga's art gets referred to by fans as their desire to be gang-''stars''. The team is so neighbourhood-friendly that old people willingly go up to ask them, a group of rogues with supernatural abilities and trouble surrounding them, for help.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' part 5 has a section of Passione, a gang which carries the series arc protagonist, Giorno, as its newest member. The gang are a small subgroup in the prominent mafia which are an exception in that the people ''like'' them, rather than the extortion side. The only nasty member gets his early on and is replaced by Giorno, following which it is revealed that the group leader Bruno Buccellati hates drug dealing and dirty deeds and only joined up to help put a stop to it (Similar to Giorno himself). The plot then becomes about the desire of Bruno's group to elevate one of them to the level of TheDon, which combined with the fabulous nature of the manga's art gets referred to by fans as their desire to be gang-''stars''. The team is so neighbourhood-friendly that old people willingly go up to ask them, a group of rogues with supernatural abilities and trouble surrounding them, for help.
23rd Jan '17 11:22:47 AM GoombasAreGods
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* The notorious [[LondonGangster Kray twins]] made the single largest donation to the relief fund of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberfan_disaster Aberfan disaster]] (£100, equivalent to around £3000 today) as well as donating to many other charities, and were viewed as successful and charming celebrities who mingled with socialites, politicians, and performers such as Creator/JudyGarland and Creator/BarbaraWindsor.
13th Jan '17 5:18:45 AM TheHeroHartmut
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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 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 at the start of the game where it's 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.

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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, 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 at during the start of the game where it's 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.



* The Thieves Guild in Oblivion plays this trope straight. They're based in the waterfront (poor district) and refuse to steal from the poor as well as stealing their tax money back from the guard.
** In Morrowind as well. Gentleman Jim Stacey runs an orderly, profitable business and avoids bad PR. Members of the Guild do not kill, do not rob those who cannot afford to be robbed (no profit in stealing from the poor anyway), etc. The heroes of the Guild are Robin Hood-type figures, and later missions include things like saving a poor woman's home from a corrupt official by stealing his forged land deed, stealing a locket that a retired miner was forced to sell to pay his taxes and returning it to him, and stealing history books to give to a temple trying to help educate the community.

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* The Thieves Guild in Oblivion ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' plays this trope straight. They're based in the waterfront (poor district) and refuse to steal from the poor as well as stealing their tax money back from the guard.
** In Morrowind ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' as well. Gentleman Jim Stacey runs an orderly, profitable business and avoids bad PR. Members of the Guild do not kill, do not rob those who cannot afford to be robbed (no profit in stealing from the poor anyway), etc. The heroes of the Guild are Robin Hood-type figures, and later missions include things like saving a poor woman's home from a corrupt official by stealing his forged land deed, stealing a locket that a retired miner was forced to sell to pay his taxes and returning it to him, and stealing history books to give to a temple trying to help educate the community.



** The Skyrim branch of the Thieves Guild is mostly about stealing for the money and trophies; they don't condone murder during missions (you will get a penalty to your cut if you murder innocents), and most of the precious artifacts they do steal end up on a wall behind the guildmaster's desk for decorations and bragging rights. As for PR, Riften is run by the Black-Briar crime family to the point that Maven Black-Briar is ruler of Riften in all but name (and if you fight for the empire, she'll be officially crowned mayor), so all those good connections between the Thieves Guild and the Black-Briar family means that they're basically the town's mascots.

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** The Skyrim ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' branch of the Thieves Guild is mostly about stealing for the money and trophies; they don't condone murder during missions (you will get a penalty to your cut if you murder innocents), and most of the precious artifacts they do steal end up on a wall behind the guildmaster's desk for decorations and bragging rights. As for PR, Riften is run by the Black-Briar crime family to the point that Maven Black-Briar is ruler of Riften in all but name (and if you fight for the empire, she'll be officially crowned mayor), so all those good connections between the Thieves Guild and the Black-Briar family means that they're basically the town's mascots.
9th Jan '17 9:33:06 PM MadAnthony94
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** Of course, the Assassins were already getting involved in organized crime as early as ''AssassinsCreedII'', where Ezio's allies include the ThievesGuild of Venice.

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** Of course, the The Assassins were already getting involved in organized crime as early as ''AssassinsCreedII'', where Ezio's allies include before that game: In ''AssassinsCreedII'' Ezio works with the ThievesGuild Venetian ThievesGuild; in ''Unity'' Arno works with Marquis de Sade, the new King of Venice.Beggars. It's always treated as preferable to being under Templar control (except in ''Rogue'', which is from a Templar's point of view).
9th Jan '17 9:09:16 PM MadAnthony94
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* To combat the Templars and the Blighters gang who are under their control, Jacob and Evie Frye in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' found their own gang the Rooks to take back the city of London bit by bit.

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* To combat the Templars and the Blighters gang who are under their control, Jacob and Evie Frye in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' found their own gang the Rooks to take back the city of London bit by bit. Note that they are also technically working alongside the police of London; presumably Chief Inspector Abberline takes a "don't ask, don't tell" approach.
** Of course, the Assassins were already getting involved in organized crime as early as ''AssassinsCreedII'', where Ezio's allies include the ThievesGuild of Venice.
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