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17th Apr '17 8:21:25 AM theLibrarian
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** There's also one instance from the "Waking The Dragons" filler arc in the actual anime, where Kaiba and Mokuba get a car and write a 500,000 dollar check for it before driving it out of the lot, over the salesman's protests.
9th Apr '17 7:41:30 PM trixus
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* Joseph Joanovici, a Romanian Jew, was able to become a honorary Aryan during the Nazi occupation of France thanks to being a billionaire who [[LesCollaborateurs sold iron to Nazi Germany]]. He also [[PlayingBothSides financed the resistance on top of getting a Gestapo card]] thanks to his wealth which avoided him harsher sentence when his Nazi affiliation and war profiteering came to light (he got five years of prison reduced to 3 and is one of the few Jewish people banned from Israel). One anecdote about him is that when the Carlingue's leader brought up he was a Jew he asked how much would it cost to not be one.
1st Apr '17 12:53:57 PM SgtFrog1
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* In a rare non-villanious example, the multi-billionaire industrialist and aviator Howard Hughes was a big fan of the "throwing money on a problem until it goes away" method of problem-solving as it was simpler and faster than going through the proper channels. As his OCD worsened in his later years, he would do things like buying an entire casino to make them remove a neon-lit sign, as it was shining through his bedroom window and disturbing his sleep

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* In a rare non-villanious example, the multi-billionaire industrialist and aviator Howard Hughes was a big fan of the "throwing money on a problem until it goes away" method of problem-solving as it was simpler and faster than going through the proper channels. As his OCD worsened in his later years, he would do things like buying an entire casino to make them remove a neon-lit sign, as it was shining through his bedroom window and disturbing his sleepsleep.
** One particularly funny example is when he stayed for ten days at the Desert Inn hotel in Las Vegas. When the hotel staff tried convincing Hughes to check out and leave, he bought out the entire hotel out from under them and declared he would leave when he damn well felt like it.
25th Mar '17 1:51:24 AM WillBGood
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According to [[https://www.amazon.com/Russians-People-behind-Gregory-Feifer/dp/1455509647 this book]], pretty much everything in Russia runs on bribes.

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* According to [[https://www.amazon.com/Russians-People-behind-Gregory-Feifer/dp/1455509647 this book]], pretty much everything in Russia runs on bribes.



21st Mar '17 12:28:06 PM TheNicestGuy
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* Venality is a ''major'' theme of ''Literature/WaterMargin'', which portrays greased palms as a way of life in the Song Dynasty. It's so commonplace that officials are routinely "tipped" just for doing their jobs ''right''--presumably there's always a way to screw you over if you're stingy. When someone well-liked goes to prison, communities will pass the hat because if the guards aren't paid enough there are beatings and worse in store. You can't even reliably identify the "good guys" as the ones who can't be bribed, which contributes to the BlackAndGrayMorality of the story. It makes the rare BribeBackfire very satisfying.
20th Mar '17 11:46:37 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', 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]]....

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', 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]]....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/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.
** There ''are'' usually limits, however. For instance, once you get a sufficiently high fine in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' (the easiest way is to kill a couple of people - the fine racks up pretty quickly), the guards stop giving you the opportunity to pay up and just go directly to trying to kill you.

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** In [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]], ''[[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.
** There ''are'' usually limits, however. For instance, once you get a sufficiently high fine in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' (the easiest way is to kill a couple of people - the fine racks up pretty quickly), the guards stop giving you the opportunity to pay up and just go directly to trying to kill you.
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13th Mar '17 11:13:55 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* In the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Star's parents decide to enroll her in Marco's school. The principal at first refuses, so her father opens a chest full of gold and jewels. He's much more accommodating after that.
12th Mar '17 9:59:27 PM BurgerLord
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'''Kaiba:''' Screw the rules, I have money!

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'''Kaiba:''' [[TropeNamer Screw the rules, I have money!money!]]
9th Mar '17 2:28:34 PM marcoasalazarm
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The [[EvilCounterpart Lawful Counterpart]] and defiance to this trope is ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules. Also contrast MoneyHasNoPower (when trying to invoke this trope backfires either because of the prior Trope or because circumstances are such that people have no need for money), BribeBackfire (when trying to invoke this trope just worsens the consequences instead) and ComicallySmallBribe (when trying to invoke this Trope doesn't works because you are not using ''enough'' money).

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The [[EvilCounterpart Lawful Counterpart]] and defiance to this trope is ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules. Also contrast MoneyHasNoPower MoneyIsNotPower (when trying to invoke this trope backfires either because of the prior Trope or because circumstances are such that people have no need for money), BribeBackfire (when trying to invoke this trope just worsens the consequences instead) and ComicallySmallBribe (when trying to invoke this Trope doesn't works because you are not using ''enough'' money).
9th Mar '17 2:27:17 PM marcoasalazarm
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The [[EvilCounterpart Lawful Counterpart]] and defiance to this trope is ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules.

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The [[EvilCounterpart Lawful Counterpart]] and defiance to this trope is ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules.
ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules. Also contrast MoneyHasNoPower (when trying to invoke this trope backfires either because of the prior Trope or because circumstances are such that people have no need for money), BribeBackfire (when trying to invoke this trope just worsens the consequences instead) and ComicallySmallBribe (when trying to invoke this Trope doesn't works because you are not using ''enough'' money).
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