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16th Apr '16 8:05:26 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0619.html metafictional variation]].

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0619.html metafictional variation]].

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24th Feb '16 9:09:35 PM KingDamn
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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' - Subverted with Black Tarantula, a crime lord from Argentina trying to expand his empire to the States, starting with New York. He's almost a saint compared to other marvel villains however. In later Daredevil comics he convinces people he's reformed [[spoiler:and even after turning on Daredevil, uses his powers to heal him after he getting his money, oh he leaves Daredevil some of the money saying help somebody with it!]]

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' - Subverted with Black Tarantula, a crime lord from Argentina trying to expand his empire to the States, starting with New York. He's almost a saint compared to other marvel villains however. In later Daredevil comics he convinces people he's reformed [[spoiler:and even after turning on Daredevil, uses his powers to heal him after he getting his money, oh money. Oh and he leaves Daredevil some of the money saying help somebody with it!]]
10th Feb '16 12:57:48 AM marcoasalazarm
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* Used ''absurdly'' often throughout the ''Series/LawAndOrder'' franchise (most normally TheMafiya): they are so absurdly brutal, even targeting children and killing cops, [[TheMobBossIsScarier that being asked to be a witness in a case related to them is seen by everybody as tantamount to suicide]].
12th Dec '15 12:40:33 PM StrixObscuro
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* ''[[SpiderMan Spider-Man]]'' - Subverted with Black Tarantula, a crime lord from Argentina trying to expand his empire to the States, starting with New York. He's almost a saint compared to other marvel villains however. In later Daredevil comics he convinces people he's reformed [[spoiler:and even after turning on Daredevil, uses his powers to heal him after he getting his money, oh he leaves Daredevil some of the money saying help somebody with it!]]

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* ''[[SpiderMan Spider-Man]]'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' - Subverted with Black Tarantula, a crime lord from Argentina trying to expand his empire to the States, starting with New York. He's almost a saint compared to other marvel villains however. In later Daredevil comics he convinces people he's reformed [[spoiler:and even after turning on Daredevil, uses his powers to heal him after he getting his money, oh he leaves Daredevil some of the money saying help somebody with it!]]



* ''TheShield'' - The Armenian Mob. With the Mexicans, the El Salvadorians, and even the Koreans trying show them up. Frankly, if you're an immigrant minority without a ruthless gang to show for it, you get stepped on. Also somewhat subverted in that the black gangs, who used to play the Ruthless Gangster role, are now the established ones with some standards.

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* ''TheShield'' ''Series/TheShield'' - The Armenian Mob. With the Mexicans, the El Salvadorians, and even the Koreans trying show them up. Frankly, if you're an immigrant minority without a ruthless gang to show for it, you get stepped on. Also somewhat subverted in that the black gangs, who used to play the Ruthless Gangster role, are now the established ones with some standards.


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* ''Series/{{Fargo}}'' has the Gerhardts, a ruthless family of German immigrants who've carved a trucking empire out of the upper mid-west of America.
* In ''Series/{{Graceland}}'', each season has its own group of foreign gangsters. In the first season, there was Jeremiah Bello and his Nigerians. In the second season, there was the Caza cartel. In the third, there was the Armenians.
12th Dec '15 12:10:44 PM thatother1dude
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->'''Archie:''' ''You gotta watch it with these Russians, Len. They ain't no respecters of the old school.''\\
'''Lenny:''' ''Bollocks. There's no school like the old school, and I'm the fucking headmaster.''

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->'''Archie:''' ''You You gotta watch it with these Russians, Len. They ain't no respecters of the old school.''\\
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'''Lenny:''' ''Bollocks.Bollocks. There's no school like the old school, and I'm the fucking headmaster.''
17th Sep '15 3:26:35 PM marcoasalazarm
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* On ''Film/JackReacher'', The Zec and his crew are very much this. What they cannot control, they kill, and what they ''do'' control is strong-armed into obeying by making sure they understand that the option is simple: be a puppet or die horribly.
15th Sep '15 10:48:23 AM Hanz
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* In ''[[RyuGaGotoku Yakuza 2]]'', not only does Kiryu have to fight Sengoku and his band of rival yakuza, he also has to deal with some ruthless Korean gangsters led by Kim Taejin, a.k.a. [[spoiler:Terada Yukio, the guy who you placed in charge of your syndicate at the very end of the first game]].
* In the original ''{{Mercenaries}}'', the player dealt with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]], who, in exchange for some odd jobs, would allow the player access to their black market online storefront, the [[IncrediblyLamePun Merchant of Menace]]; they were really the only source for ordering weapon kits and airstrikes in the field. In the sequel, the Jamaican Pirates also sell gear, but are much less relevant to the plot or critical to your success. For some reason, both had a version of s skull and crossbones as a faction logo.

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* In ''[[RyuGaGotoku Yakuza 2]]'', ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}} 2'', not only does Kiryu have to fight Sengoku and his band of rival yakuza, he also has to deal with some ruthless Korean gangsters led by Kim Taejin, a.k.a. [[spoiler:Terada Yukio, the guy who you placed in charge of your syndicate at the very end of the first game]].
* In the original ''{{Mercenaries}}'', ''Videogame/{{Mercenaries}}'', the player dealt with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]], who, in exchange for some odd jobs, would allow the player access to their black market online storefront, the [[IncrediblyLamePun Merchant of Menace]]; they were really the only source for ordering weapon kits and airstrikes in the field. In the sequel, the Jamaican Pirates also sell gear, but are much less relevant to the plot or critical to your success. For some reason, both had a version of s skull and crossbones as a faction logo.
31st May '15 9:34:04 PM rjung
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* ''Film/TrainingDay'' has an unnamed Russian crime group that is out for Alonzo's head after he killed one of their people in Las Vegas. Even though Alonzo is a corrupt cop with a lot of power in the underworld, he needs to get ''lot'' of money to pay them off, or they'll kill him.

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* ''Film/TrainingDay'' has an unnamed Russian crime group that is out for Alonzo's head after he killed one of their people in Las Vegas.UsefulNotes/LasVegas. Even though Alonzo is a corrupt cop with a lot of power in the underworld, he needs to get ''lot'' of money to pay them off, or they'll kill him.



* Common plot in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series since ''Grand Theft Auto III''. In ''San Andreas'', the Da Nang Boys are a ruthless Vietnamese gang stepping on the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Mountain Cloud Boys]]' toes. Later, The Triad plays this role against TheMafia families in [[VivaLasVegas Las Venturas]]. Although the protagonist is helping the Triads, and they get pictured slightly nicer than the regular Mafia.

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* Common plot in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series since ''Grand Theft Auto III''. In ''San Andreas'', the Da Nang Boys are a ruthless Vietnamese gang stepping on the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Mountain Cloud Boys]]' toes. Later, The Triad plays this role against TheMafia families in [[VivaLasVegas [[UsefulNotes/LasVegas Las Venturas]]. Although the protagonist is helping the Triads, and they get pictured slightly nicer than the regular Mafia.
15th Apr '15 9:25:58 AM Morgenthaler
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->'''[[LondonGangster Archie]]:''' ''You gotta watch it with [[TheMafiya these Russians]], Len. They ain't no respecters of the old school.''\\
'''[[TheDon Lenny]]:''' ''[[TemptingFate Bollocks.]] There's no school like the old school, and [[AwesomeEgo I'm the fucking headmaster.]]''

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->'''[[LondonGangster Archie]]:''' ->'''Archie:''' ''You gotta watch it with [[TheMafiya these Russians]], Russians, Len. They ain't no respecters of the old school.''\\
'''[[TheDon Lenny]]:''' ''[[TemptingFate Bollocks.]] '''Lenny:''' ''Bollocks. There's no school like the old school, and [[AwesomeEgo I'm the fucking headmaster.]]''''
15th Apr '15 9:24:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheItalianJob'': The Ukrainian mob is so ruthless, even the Korean mob won't mess with it.
* ''LayerCake'': The Serbians, who are more a force of nature than another one of the players in the London underworld. Their operation is also so vast that when one of their deals goes bad, their only real concern is killing everyone responsible rather than recovering their merchandise.

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* ''TheItalianJob'': ''Film/TheItalianJob2003'': The Ukrainian mob is so ruthless, even the Korean mob won't mess with it.
* ''LayerCake'': ''Film/LayerCake'': The Serbians, who are more a force of nature than another one of the players in the London underworld. Their operation is also so vast that when one of their deals goes bad, their only real concern is killing everyone responsible rather than recovering their merchandise.



* ''BadBoys2'' has a Cuban drug lord, who will kill his own cousin without hesitation for failure.
* ''Cradle2TheGrave'' has arms dealers from Taiwan [[KickTheSonOfABitch take out the local thugs]].

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* ''BadBoys2'' ''Film/BadBoys2'' has a Cuban drug lord, who will kill his own cousin without hesitation for failure.
* ''Cradle2TheGrave'' ''Film/Cradle2TheGrave'' has arms dealers from Taiwan [[KickTheSonOfABitch take out the local thugs]].



* Inverted in ''TheRaid2Berandal'', where the local Indonesian gangsters are the real villains, and the foreign Japanese gangsters are mostly pretty blameless.

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* Inverted in ''TheRaid2Berandal'', ''Film/TheRaid2Berandal'', where the local Indonesian gangsters are the real villains, and the foreign Japanese gangsters are mostly pretty blameless.
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