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4th Mar '18 5:30:01 PM nombretomado
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* The plot of the Creator/JohnWoo game ''{{Stranglehold}}'' initially sets things up like this, with the Golden Kane allying with a ruthless Russian syndicate against the Dragon Claw syndicate headed by Mr. James Wong. But in a subversion of this trope, as Tequila and the audience find out, Wong is ''not'' a [[NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters Neighborhood Friendly Gangster]], and is even worse than the other bosses put together, particularly when he crosses the MoralEventHorizon and [[spoiler:has his own daughter murdered by Tequila's partner]].

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* The plot of the Creator/JohnWoo game ''{{Stranglehold}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Stranglehold}}'' initially sets things up like this, with the Golden Kane allying with a ruthless Russian syndicate against the Dragon Claw syndicate headed by Mr. James Wong. But in a subversion of this trope, as Tequila and the audience find out, Wong is ''not'' a [[NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters Neighborhood Friendly Gangster]], and is even worse than the other bosses put together, particularly when he crosses the MoralEventHorizon and [[spoiler:has his own daughter murdered by Tequila's partner]].
8th Feb '18 9:35:27 AM BeerBaron
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** Inverted and played with in in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. The Imperial ThievesGuild is significantly ''less'' brutal than their native counterpart in the [[TheSyndicate Camonna]] [[TheMafia Tong]]. The [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood/Morag Tong]] rivalry is... muddled. The Dark Brotherhood is more foreign-ish, and [[PsychoForHire more ruthless]], but the foreignness has more to do with the Morag Tong being officially sanctioned by the Dunmeri government than the Dark Brotherhood actually being new to the area and foreign.
** Also played with in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' - the foreign Alik'r Warriors are distrusted by the natives of Skyrim, but that's more because they're foreign than because they're ruthless, and, in fact, [[spoiler:they're part of the resistance against the Aldmeri Dominion intruding into their lands.]] The only truly evil Alik'r Warrior in the game is Nazir, who defected to the Dark Brotherhood and handles most of your contracts if you join them. There's also a theory that they're Thalmor[[note]]Aldmeri ruling class[[/note]] thugs. It depends on whom you choose to believe.

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** Inverted and played with in in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. The Imperial Morrowind]]'':
*** Inverted for the
ThievesGuild is significantly ''less'' brutal than their when they expanded operations into Morrowind where the native counterpart in the [[TheSyndicate Camonna]] Camonna Tong]] already filled a similar role. The Camonna Tong is much more brutal, ruthless, and [[TheMafia Tong]]. The Mafia-esque]]. They're active in Morrowind's [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave]] and [[FantasticDrug Moon Sugar/Skooma]] trades, and are much more willing to eliminate opposition by force. This is compared to the Thieves Guild who tends to practice more [[KarmicThief Karmic Thievery]] with some [[JustLikeRobinhood Robinhood-like]] elements and who has a [[ThouShallNotKill "No Kill" policy]] save as a last resort.
*** Played straight in the rivalry between Morrowind's native Morag Tong and their illegal offshoot, the Dark Brotherhood. Both are
[[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood/Morag Tong]] rivalry is... muddled. The Dark Brotherhood is more foreign-ish, and [[PsychoForHire more ruthless]], assassin's guilds]], but the foreignness has more to do with the Morag Tong being is officially sanctioned by the Dunmeri government than (as an alternative to [[AllowedInternalWar destructive open warring]] between the [[TheClan Great Houses]]), and they have much more of a solemn ProfessionalKiller vibe. The Dark Brotherhood actually being new to on the area other hand has far more PsychoForHire elements and foreign.
actively practice a ReligionOfEvil.
** Also played Played with in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' - the foreign Alik'r Warriors are distrusted by the natives of Skyrim, but that's more because they're foreign than because they're ruthless, and, in fact, [[spoiler:they're part of the resistance against the Aldmeri Dominion intruding into their lands.]] The only truly evil Alik'r Warrior in the game is Nazir, who defected to the Dark Brotherhood and handles most of your contracts if you join them. There's also a theory that they're Thalmor[[note]]Aldmeri ruling class[[/note]] thugs. It depends on whom you choose to believe.
20th Jan '18 10:03:18 PM 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 most everybody as tantamount to suicide]]. In one case involving the Columbians, their hitman (a former IRA member) not only kills a DEA agent, but the prosecutor who tried to put the drug lord away, necessitating that she go into witness protection for many years.

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* Used ''absurdly'' often throughout the ''Series/LawAndOrder'' franchise (most normally TheMafiya): they are so absurdly insanely brutal, even targeting children and killing cops, District Attorneys and even politicians, [[TheMobBossIsScarier that being asked to be a witness in a case related to them is seen by most everybody as tantamount to suicide]]. In one case involving the Columbians, their hitman (a former IRA member) not only kills a DEA agent, but the prosecutor who tried to put the drug lord away, necessitating that she go into witness protection for many years.
17th Jan '18 8:58:51 AM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* ''Series/CrossingLines'': [[TheMafia The Italian Mafia]] take on this role for once, when a pair of Slovenian petty criminals, whose community has been all but enslaved by [[TheDon Niccolo Conti]]'s outfit rob one of his drug warehouses and kidnap his [[MafiaPrincess daughter]]. Conti's [[TheDragon gun thug]] Gian Carlo proceeds to go on a rampage through northern Italy and Slovenia, leaving forty-two people dead in the course of an afternoon as he tries to retrieve both Conti's daughter and the stolen drugs.

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* ''Series/CrossingLines'': [[TheMafia The Italian Mafia]] take on this role for once, when a pair of Slovenian petty criminals, whose community has been all but enslaved by [[TheDon Niccolo Nicola Conti]]'s outfit rob one of his drug warehouses and kidnap his [[MafiaPrincess daughter]]. Conti's [[TheDragon gun thug]] Gian Carlo proceeds to go on a rampage through northern Italy and Slovenia, leaving forty-two people dead in the course of an afternoon as he tries to retrieve both Conti's daughter and the stolen drugs.
16th Jan '18 10:59:31 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* ''Series/CrossingLines'': [[TheMafia The Italian Mafia]] take on this role for once, when a pair of Slovenian petty criminals, whose community has been all but enslaved by [[TheDon Niccolo Conti]]'s outfit rob one of his drug warehouses and kidnap his [[MafiaPrincess daughter]]. Conti's [[TheDragon gun thug]] Gian Carlo proceeds to go on a rampage through northern Italy and Slovenia, leaving forty-two people dead in the course of an afternoon as he tries to retrieve both Conti's daughter and the stolen drugs.
11th Jan '18 6:52:53 PM marcoasalazarm
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* The plot of ''[[Film/{{SWAT}} S.W.A.T.]]'' revolves around a French mob boss, who flies in and kills an underling, before being pulled over for a broken taillight and discovered to be wanted by Interpol. He then publicly announces that he'll pay millions to anyone, who frees him from police custody, starting a war on the streets. When talking to his lawyer, he asks who they can pay off to get him released. When his lawyer tells him that it's not that simple, he then angrily asks who they can kill to achieve the same result.

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* The plot of ''[[Film/{{SWAT}} S.W.A.T.]]'' revolves around a French mob boss, who flies in and kills an underling, underling (a ''relative'', no less), before being pulled over for a broken taillight and discovered to be wanted by Interpol. He then publicly announces that he'll pay millions a hundred million dollars to anyone, anyone who frees him from police custody, starting a war on the streets. When talking to his lawyer, he asks who they can pay off to get him released. When his lawyer tells him that it's not that simple, he then angrily asks who they can kill ''kill'' to achieve the same result.
11th Jan '18 6:50:47 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/Predator2'': 1997 Los Angeles is [[UrbanHellscape a full-on Beirut-style war zone]] between the Jamaican and Colombian mafias, with the cops stuck in the middle being, at best, forced to wage equally dirty war for survival and at worse (and most commonly) being bullet sponges for the massive amounts of firepower both gangs have. When the Predator moves in and starts killing gangsters left and right, people actually feel ''glad'' about it.
28th Dec '17 1:42:54 PM Fireblood
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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]].

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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 most everybody as tantamount to suicide]].suicide]]. In one case involving the Columbians, their hitman (a former IRA member) not only kills a DEA agent, but the prosecutor who tried to put the drug lord away, necessitating that she go into witness protection for many years.
* ''Series/TheIndianDetective'': Amal Chandekar, who operates mostly in Canada instead of India like his brother.
31st Aug '17 9:59:24 PM marcoasalazarm
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* [[TheMafiya Hotel Moscow]] in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' when Balalaika is called in to consolidate a foothold in Japan through an alliance with a local Yakuza clan (and, like the [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]] she is, doing just that... after essentially declaring war on said Yakuza ([[BloodKnight because it was more glorious that way]]) and going on a campaign of military-precise terror so brutal that neither the Yakuza nor ''the police'' can think of how to react).

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* [[TheMafiya Hotel Moscow]] in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' when Balalaika is called in to consolidate a foothold in Japan through an alliance with a local Yakuza clan (and, like the [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]] she is, doing just that... after essentially declaring war on said Yakuza ([[BloodKnight because it was more glorious that way]]) and going on a campaign of military-precise terror so brutal that neither the Yakuza nor ''the police'' ''nor'' the police can think of how to react).



* 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.

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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 choice is simple: be a puppet or die horribly.
31st Aug '17 9:56:01 PM marcoasalazarm
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* [[TheMafiya Hotel Moscow]] in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' when Balalaika is called in to consolidate a foothold in Japan through an alliance with a local Yakuza clan (and, like the [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]] she is, doing just that).

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* [[TheMafiya Hotel Moscow]] in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' when Balalaika is called in to consolidate a foothold in Japan through an alliance with a local Yakuza clan (and, like the [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]] she is, doing just that).that... after essentially declaring war on said Yakuza ([[BloodKnight because it was more glorious that way]]) and going on a campaign of military-precise terror so brutal that neither the Yakuza nor ''the police'' can think of how to react).
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