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18th Jan '18 3:56:27 AM EggManStudio
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* Quoted word-for-word by the Finance King in the English translation of ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'':
--> '''Finance King:''' The money I made is MINE!!! Nobody can take it from me! The police!? Who cares? Screw the rules, I have money!
5th Jan '18 7:10:56 PM Nicoaln
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* While [[OlderThanTheyThink far from the first case of such a thing happening]] on WebSite/YouTube, Logan Paul's controversial video opened a ''lot'' of peoples' eyes to the fact that, despite being in direct violation of Youtube's [=ToS=], Youtube will happily turn a blind eye to blatant violations, as long as your videos bring in a lot of viewers and thus ad revenue.
17th Dec '17 1:08:13 PM Andyroid
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* Defied in the ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''[=/=]''VideoGame/SlyCooper'' crossover ''Of Heists and Hustles''. The Cooper gang makes sure the BigBad can't use his wealth to weasel his way out of criminal charges by hacking into his bank accounts, ransacking his mansion, and then ''blowing it up'' so he can't sell the property. And [[LaserGuidedKarma just after his insurance company dropped his coverage]], too.
16th Dec '17 1:12:54 PM nombretomado
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** This is why punitive damages exist in torts in TheCommonLaw. It's easy to get worked up about jury judgments in the millions of dollars against defendants in (for instance) product liability cases, but you have to realize that the ''point'' of allowing punitive damages is to make it so that large corporations actually feel the bite when they hurt people.

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** This is why punitive damages exist in torts in TheCommonLaw.UsefulNotes/TheCommonLaw. It's easy to get worked up about jury judgments in the millions of dollars against defendants in (for instance) product liability cases, but you have to realize that the ''point'' of allowing punitive damages is to make it so that large corporations actually feel the bite when they hurt people.
5th Dec '17 10:33:59 AM BeerBaron
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** In general, if you commit a crime, you can walk away a free man by just ''paying a fine''. You can just walk down the street, kill people, pay a fine and get away, then go murder another NPC, pay a fine and walk away, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking then take a nap on the street, pay the fine]]... You just have to be careful to keep your bounty from exceeding 5000 gold. At that point, you'll be marked as "kill on sight" by all guards in the game. The only way out of it at that point is to pay the ThievesGuild to have your bounty erased.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', there is at least some justification given for this (and it could presumably apply to the rest of Tamriel as well). If you ask the right [=NPCs=], you'll find out that the fines you pay go to the victims' families.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', you can also use the bribe option to bypass the disposition roulette mini game; since several people consider this a ScrappyMechanic, it's well worth any money grinding that may be required.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', if you're a member of the ThievesGuild, you can simply bribe a guardsman to just look the other way and let you be on your way.

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** In general, if Throughout the series, as long as you commit a crime, have the gold necessary to pay the fine, you can commit crimes to your heart's content (including outright ''murder'') and walk away a completely free man by just ''paying a fine''. after paying the fine. You can just walk down the street, kill people, pay literally steal something from a fine and get away, then go shop, murder another NPC, pay a fine and walk away, the shopkeeper, murder the first guard who comes to arrest you, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking then take a nap on in the street, shopkeeper's bed]], turn yourself in to a different guard, pay the fine]]...fine (around 2080 gold for two assaults and two murders, plus whatever the item you stole was worth), and then walk away as if nothing happened. You just have to be careful to keep your bounty from exceeding 5000 gold. At that point, you'll be marked as "kill on sight" by all guards in the game. The only way out of it at that point is to pay the ThievesGuild to [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections have your bounty erased.erased]] (which involves joining them and may require advancing a few times in their ranks depending on the game).
*** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', there is at least some justification given for this (and it could presumably apply to the rest of Tamriel as well). If you ask the right [=NPCs=], you'll learn that, per Imperial law, the fines go to the families of the victims.

** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', there is at least some justification given for this (and it could presumably apply to the rest of Tamriel as well). If you ask the right [=NPCs=], you'll find out that the fines you pay go to the victims' families.
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*** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', you can also use the bribe option to bypass the disposition roulette mini game; since several people consider this is widely considered a ScrappyMechanic, it's well worth any money grinding that may be required.
** *** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', if you're a member of the ThievesGuild, you can simply bribe a guardsman to just look the other way and let you be on your way. way.
** In a historical example, Emperor Pelagius II inherited an empire devastated by war and famine, and almost completely broke. To solve the issue, he dismissed all of the senior leaders of the Imperial government including the Elder Council, and only allowed them to have their jobs back if they payed a steep fee. In the short term, this worked to fill the Empire's coffers, but in the long term, it cost him many advisors who were "rich in wisdom, but poor in gold." He would later be assassinated by a vengeful former council member.
4th Dec '17 4:54:45 AM galanx
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* The premise of the creation of the snuff film at the centre of ''Film/EightMM''.

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* The premise of the creation of the snuff film at the centre of ''Film/EightMM''. ''Film/EightMM'' * *
* In Film/TheMagicChristian Ringo Starr plays a homeless youth who is rousted out of a park for sleeping rough and is adopted by a rich man who spends the movie using wilder and wilder means to invoke this trope. [[spoiler:Finally they just return to the park and hold up a couple of banknotes to the original warden, who allows them to continue sleeping.]]
2nd Dec '17 5:39:01 PM ANTMuddle
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* The whole premise of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' is to use means of dubious legality to ''fight'' people like that and help the "little guy".

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* The whole premise of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' is to use means of dubious legality to ''fight'' people like that such types and help the "little guy".guys" who got screwed:
23rd Nov '17 8:40:45 PM samitv
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* Series/ColdCase: The brothers Todd and Eric in ''Look Again'' were initially not arrested based on this.
23rd Nov '17 4:21:21 AM CaptainTedium
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* This trope turned up on ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' in the ''Super Santa'' short "Naughty". The villain was a descendant of [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Ebenezer Scrooge]] named Elmer Scrooge, whose first scene had him boast that being wealthy enabled him to do whatever he wanted.
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