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29th Nov '16 1:31:20 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow of historical and cinematic fame. Throughout fiction, Bonnie and Clyde tend to be subjected to HistoricalHeroUpgrade, something that's helped by photos found of the two goofing around as in the trope image above. In reality, the public grew to dislike them due to their deliberate cop killings as well as killing several civilians. This contrasted with straight forward bandits like John Dillinger, who weren't interested in unprovoked bloodshed. Attempts by law enforcement to confront the two had resulted in them escaping and often killing multiple officers in the process, hence why their deaths at the hands of a 5-man ambush posse [[CombatPragmatist was deemed necessary]]; Given that kind of motivation, law enforcement types do ''not'' fool around.

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* Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow of historical and cinematic fame. Throughout fiction, Bonnie and Clyde tend to be subjected to HistoricalHeroUpgrade, something that's helped by photos found of the two goofing around as in the trope image above. In reality, the public grew to dislike them due to their deliberate cop killings as well as killing several civilians. This contrasted with straight forward bandits like John Dillinger, who weren't interested in unprovoked bloodshed. Attempts by law enforcement to confront the two had resulted in them escaping and often killing multiple officers in the process, hence why their deaths at the hands of a 5-man shoot-to-kill ambush posse [[CombatPragmatist was deemed necessary]]; Given that kind of motivation, law enforcement types do ''not'' fool around.
28th Nov '16 6:43:57 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow of historical and cinematic fame, though Hollywood tends to [[HistoricalHeroUpdate romanticize]] them a bit. For those unfamiliar with the real life Bonnie and Clyde: the public did not like them because they at some points killed civilians, like mere store owners, and bank tellers. This contrasted with straight forward bandits like John Dillinger who weren't interested in bloodshed. The final showdown between Bonnie and Clyde and the ambush posse of Frank Hamer, Bob Alcorn, Ted Hinton, Prentiss Oakley and Sheriff Henderson Jordan was a CurbStompBattle that the posse won, due to them becoming [[CombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatists]] and deciding to ambush them with [[MoreDakka automatic weapons]]. Bonnie and Clyde had killed nine police officers in several states, and these didn't happen while they were committing crimes. Given that kind of motivation, law enforcement types do not fool around. Throughout fiction, Bonnie, and Clyde tend to be either made lionized, or [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade vilified]], this was helped alot by photos found of the two goofing around as in the trope image above. Most real life accounts showed that, contrary to popular belief, Bonnie, and Clyde did not live particularly glamorous lives, and were often short on cash.

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* Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow of historical and cinematic fame, though Hollywood tends to [[HistoricalHeroUpdate romanticize]] them a bit. For those unfamiliar with the real life Bonnie and Clyde: the public did not like them because they at some points killed civilians, like mere store owners, and bank tellers. This contrasted with straight forward bandits like John Dillinger who weren't interested in bloodshed. The final showdown between Bonnie and Clyde and the ambush posse of Frank Hamer, Bob Alcorn, Ted Hinton, Prentiss Oakley and Sheriff Henderson Jordan was a CurbStompBattle that the posse won, due to them becoming [[CombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatists]] and deciding to ambush them with [[MoreDakka automatic weapons]]. Bonnie and Clyde had killed nine police officers in several states, and these didn't happen while they were committing crimes. Given that kind of motivation, law enforcement types do not fool around. fame. Throughout fiction, Bonnie, Bonnie and Clyde tend to be either made lionized, or [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade vilified]], this was subjected to HistoricalHeroUpgrade, something that's helped alot by photos found of the two goofing around as in the trope image above. Most real life accounts showed that, contrary In reality, the public grew to popular belief, Bonnie, dislike them due to their deliberate cop killings as well as killing several civilians. This contrasted with straight forward bandits like John Dillinger, who weren't interested in unprovoked bloodshed. Attempts by law enforcement to confront the two had resulted in them escaping and Clyde did not live particularly glamorous lives, and were often short on cash.killing multiple officers in the process, hence why their deaths at the hands of a 5-man ambush posse [[CombatPragmatist was deemed necessary]]; Given that kind of motivation, law enforcement types do ''not'' fool around.
26th Nov '16 1:33:22 PM Monsund
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* Some say Jessie and James of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Depending on whom you ask, they're either this trope and haven't yet gotten around to admitting their feeling for each other or extremely close friends. In ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'', Ash does describe the pair as "sort of Bonnie and Clyde," but in this case it's coming with some other descriptors, meant to illustrate that Jessie and James are incompetent at best, rather than any remark on their actual relationship. At the end of the aforementioned manga, Jessie and James are shown to have retired from crime (along with Meowth) and [[spoiler:[[BabiesEverAfter have a kid]] on the way.]]

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* Some Possibly say Jessie and James of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Takeshi Shudo did call Bonnie, and Clyde an inspiration. Depending on whom you ask, they're either this trope and haven't yet gotten around to admitting their feeling for each other or extremely close friends. In ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'', Ash does describe the pair as "sort of Bonnie and Clyde," but in this case it's coming with some other descriptors, meant to illustrate that Jessie and James are incompetent at best, rather than any remark on their actual relationship. At the end of the aforementioned manga, Jessie and James are shown to have retired from crime (along with Meowth) and [[spoiler:[[BabiesEverAfter have a kid]] on the way.]]



* Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow of historical and cinematic fame, though Hollywood tends to romanticize them a bit. For those unfamiliar with the real life Bonnie and Clyde: the public did not like them because they tended to [[MoralEventHorizon kill people]] (police ''and'' civilians) just ForTheEvulz. This contrasted with straight forward bandits like John Dillinger who weren't interested in bloodshed. The final showdown between Bonnie and Clyde and the ambush posse of Frank Hamer, Bob Alcorn, Ted Hinton, Prentiss Oakley and Sheriff Henderson Jordan was a CurbStompBattle that the posse won, due to them becoming [[CombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatists]] and deciding to ambush them with [[MoreDakka automatic weapons]]. Bonnie and Clyde had killed nine police officers in several states, and these didn't happen while they were committing crimes. Given that kind of motivation, law enforcement types do not fool around. Meanwhile, in its entire period of existence, the Dillinger gang only killed five law enforcement officers - one FBI agent, and four officers, and two of those officers were killed during robberies. The gang also wounded many more cops as well in several of their other bank robberies.
** It's also worth noting that prior to the above mentioned CurbStompBattle, the gang were such [[CombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatists]] that ran circles around the pitiful small-town cops for using not one, but ''two'' {{Game Breaker}}s: they stole [[MoreDakka Browning Automatic Rifles]] ([[FunWithAcronyms BARs for short]]), UsefulNotes/WorldWarI holdovers with the barrels filed down for use in cars, and they had a habit of using only cars with [[SuperSpeed V8 engines in them that only required a five minute headstart to only be a memory]], compared to local police that had to [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts buy their own handguns]] and drove equally simple cars. It was like pitting [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Andy Griffith]] against Franchise/{{Rambo}}, plus some JurisdictionFriction for good measure. Given the [[MorallyBankruptBanker nature of the banks]] and the fact that they were committing their crimes at the height of UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression, they were initially considered to be rebels dealing out LaserGuidedKarma to [[AssholeVictim Asshole Victims]] until the cop-killing ruined that image, and they ''had'' to be ambushed by the posse because they were otherwise too much of a collective LightningBruiser to be taken down like any previous criminals.
** Despite her fondness of posing for pictures while holding shotguns and smoking cigars, the real Bonnie Parker was little more than Clyde's moll and her famous cigar picture was, apparently, a joke she deeply regretted. She never actively participated in holdups and robberies and while some eyewitnesses reported her firing weapons during gun battles, there is no evidence anyone was hit or killed by her gunfire. Some of this had to do with the fact that Bonnie took some nasty injuries to her leg in a car accident in June 1933 that left her partially disabled for the remainder of her life.
** In contrast to his usual Hollywood portrayals, the real Clyde Barrow was noted as a [[HairTriggerTemper hot tempered]] ControlFreak who bordered on AxCrazy at his worst. His first few murders were of shopkeepers and robbery victims that he killed out of anger or expediency, and he often left his hostages tied to trees. Former gang members W.D. Jones and Henry Methvin both claimed that Clyde had threatened to kill them (and in the latter's case, threatened to kill ''his entire family'') should they ever anger him. Most historians believe that his motivation for his crime spree was not anger at the banks, but a seething hatred towards the law and society over his two-year stay in [[HellholePrison Eastham Prison Farm]], which saw him repeatedly abused by both guards and inmates. Historians also believe that the two were repeatedly misidentified in bank robberies, and that he often targeted small stores and gas stations as they were lower risk.

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* Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow of historical and cinematic fame, though Hollywood tends to romanticize [[HistoricalHeroUpdate romanticize]] them a bit. For those unfamiliar with the real life Bonnie and Clyde: the public did not like them because they tended to [[MoralEventHorizon kill people]] (police ''and'' civilians) just ForTheEvulz.at some points killed civilians, like mere store owners, and bank tellers. This contrasted with straight forward bandits like John Dillinger who weren't interested in bloodshed. The final showdown between Bonnie and Clyde and the ambush posse of Frank Hamer, Bob Alcorn, Ted Hinton, Prentiss Oakley and Sheriff Henderson Jordan was a CurbStompBattle that the posse won, due to them becoming [[CombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatists]] and deciding to ambush them with [[MoreDakka automatic weapons]]. Bonnie and Clyde had killed nine police officers in several states, and these didn't happen while they were committing crimes. Given that kind of motivation, law enforcement types do not fool around. Meanwhile, in its entire period of existence, the Dillinger gang only killed five law enforcement officers - one FBI agent, Throughout fiction, Bonnie, and four officers, and two of those officers were killed during robberies. The gang also wounded many more cops as well in several of their other bank robberies.
** It's also worth noting that prior to the above mentioned CurbStompBattle, the gang were such [[CombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatists]] that ran circles around the pitiful small-town cops for using not one, but ''two'' {{Game Breaker}}s: they stole [[MoreDakka Browning Automatic Rifles]] ([[FunWithAcronyms BARs for short]]), UsefulNotes/WorldWarI holdovers with the barrels filed down for use in cars, and they had a habit of using only cars with [[SuperSpeed V8 engines in them that only required a five minute headstart to only be a memory]], compared to local police that had to [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts buy their own handguns]] and drove equally simple cars. It was like pitting [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Andy Griffith]] against Franchise/{{Rambo}}, plus some JurisdictionFriction for good measure. Given the [[MorallyBankruptBanker nature of the banks]] and the fact that they were committing their crimes at the height of UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression, they were initially considered
Clyde tend to be rebels dealing out LaserGuidedKarma to [[AssholeVictim Asshole Victims]] until the cop-killing ruined that image, and they ''had'' to be ambushed by the posse because they were otherwise too much of a collective LightningBruiser to be taken down like any previous criminals.
** Despite her fondness of posing for pictures while holding shotguns and smoking cigars, the real Bonnie Parker was little more than Clyde's moll and her famous cigar picture was, apparently, a joke she deeply regretted. She never actively participated in holdups and robberies and while some eyewitnesses reported her firing weapons during gun battles, there is no evidence anyone was hit
either made lionized, or killed by her gunfire. Some of [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade vilified]], this had to do with the fact that Bonnie took some nasty injuries to her leg in a car accident in June 1933 that left her partially disabled for the remainder of her life.
** In contrast to his usual Hollywood portrayals, the real Clyde Barrow
was noted as a [[HairTriggerTemper hot tempered]] ControlFreak who bordered on AxCrazy at his worst. His first few murders were helped alot by photos found of shopkeepers and robbery victims that he killed out of anger or expediency, and he often left his hostages tied to trees. Former gang members W.D. Jones and Henry Methvin both claimed that Clyde had threatened to kill them (and in the latter's case, threatened to kill ''his entire family'') should they ever anger him. Most historians believe that his motivation for his crime spree was not anger at the banks, but a seething hatred towards the law and society over his two-year stay in [[HellholePrison Eastham Prison Farm]], which saw him repeatedly abused by both guards and inmates. Historians also believe that the two goofing around as in the trope image above. Most real life accounts showed that, contrary to popular belief, Bonnie, and Clyde did not live particularly glamorous lives, and were repeatedly misidentified in bank robberies, and that he often targeted small stores and gas stations as they were lower risk.short on cash.
19th Nov '16 3:07:51 PM DaibhidC
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* Jack Rackham and Anne [[PunnyName Bonny]] in ''Series/BlackSails''.

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* Jack Rackham and Anne [[PunnyName Bonny]] Bonny in ''Series/BlackSails''.
19th Nov '16 3:06:14 PM DaibhidC
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* In 90s ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'', when superpowered clones with the memories of the original 1930s Intergang took over the present day version, Ginny "[[PlayingWithFire Torcher]]" and Mike "[[ArmCannon Machine" Gunn]] were portrayed as this, both in the old days and currently. (The original "Machine" Gunn briefly appeared as an old man, who said he was [[ExactWords expecting to join his late wife soon]].)

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* In 90s ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'', when superpowered clones with the memories of the original 1930s Intergang took over the present day version, Ginny "[[PlayingWithFire Torcher]]" [=McGee=] and Mike "[[ArmCannon Machine" Gunn]] were portrayed as this, both in the old days and currently. (The original "Machine" Gunn briefly appeared as an old man, who said he was [[ExactWords expecting to join his late wife soon]].)
19th Nov '16 3:05:43 PM DaibhidC
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* In 90s ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'', when superpowered clones with the memories of the original 1930s Intergang took over the present day version, Ginny "[[PlayingWithFire Torcher]]" and Mike "[[ArmCannon Machine" Gunn]] were portrayed as this, both in the old days and currently. (The original "Machine" Gunn briefly appeared as an old man, who said he was [[ExactWords expecting to join his late wife soon]].)
5th Nov '16 11:24:31 PM Xelloss08
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* In the ''Literature/{{Zeroes}}'' series, Coin and Glitch are two lovers who use their superpowers to commit crimes, cause chaos, and have fun while going on a cross-country "honeymoon". The Zeroes explicitly compare them to Bonnie and Clyde.
25th Oct '16 1:13:05 AM ShiroAkuma
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* In the ending of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', [[spoiler: Ron and Desiree]] are implied become this. It gets confirmed Case 3 of ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations 2]]'', where they can be seen plotting a heist.

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* In the ending of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', [[spoiler: Ron and Desiree]] are implied to become this. It gets confirmed Case 3 of ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations 2]]'', where 2]]'' confirms it, as they can be seen plotting a heist.
25th Oct '16 1:12:00 AM ShiroAkuma
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* In the ending of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', it is implied that [[spoiler: Ron and Desiree]] may have become this.
** Confirmed, they make a small cameo in Case 3 of ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations 2]]'', plotting a heist.

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* In the ending of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', it is implied that [[spoiler: Ron and Desiree]] may have are implied become this.
** Confirmed, they make a small cameo in
this. It gets confirmed Case 3 of ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations 2]]'', where they can be seen plotting a heist.
18th Oct '16 3:28:53 PM WhoaBundy
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* ''ComicBook/{{Incandescence}}'' features Ball and Chain, villain spouses who bicker ''LikeAnOldMarriedCouple''. Chain apparently has a wandering eye, much to Ball's dismay.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Incandescence}}'' features Ball and Chain, villain spouses who bicker ''LikeAnOldMarriedCouple''.LikeAnOldMarriedCouple. Chain apparently has a wandering eye, much to Ball's dismay.
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