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7th Jan '17 9:09:15 AM nombretomado
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* The plot of the 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 JohnWoo 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]].
7th Nov '16 7:44:42 AM dmcreif
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* 'Series/BoardwalkEmpire'',

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* 'Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', *''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'',
7th Nov '16 7:44:29 AM dmcreif
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* Owen Sleater, Nucky Thompson's Irish immigrant Dragon as of season 2 of ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', while AffablyEvil, is also a ruthless former IRA bomber who at one point garrotes an informer so hard that he cuts off the guy's fingers.

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* Owen 'Series/BoardwalkEmpire'',
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Sleater, while an AffablyEvil enforcer for Nucky Thompson's Irish immigrant Dragon as of season 2 of ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', while AffablyEvil, Thompson, is also a ruthless former IRA bomber who at one point garrotes an informer so hard that he cuts off the guy's fingers.fingers.
**Italian-born Gyp Rosetti has a reputation for killing people over minor or imaginary slights.
3rd Nov '16 4:58:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TheHitman'', an Iranian gang is butting in the territories of an Italian American and French Canadian gang in the Pacific Northwest and quickly establish themselves as far more ruthless than their competitors.
16th Oct '16 1:50:37 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'': Although Duelhorn, the invading gang, still forces local clans to work for them and can be rather violent, three of their four leaders are {{Anti Villain}}s and treat their members nicely. Khamja, the local gang, is far more secretive, dishonest, and ruthless even to their own members.

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* Inverted in ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'': ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'': Although Duelhorn, the invading gang, still forces local clans to work for them and can be rather violent, three of their four leaders are {{Anti Villain}}s and treat their members nicely. Khamja, the local gang, is far more secretive, dishonest, and ruthless even to their own members.
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.''
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