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16th Sep '17 10:30:00 PM karstovich2
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--->'''Kaiba''': "My affluence makes a nonsense of the regulations!"

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--->'''Kaiba''': "My "[[AntiquatedLinguistics My affluence makes a nonsense of the regulations!"regulations]]!"
31st Aug '17 10:33:47 AM Julia1984
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The [[EvilCounterpart Lawful Counterpart]] and defiance to this trope is ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules. Also contrast 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).

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Compare the closely-related ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections. The [[EvilCounterpart Lawful Counterpart]] and defiance to this trope is ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules. Also contrast 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).
30th Aug '17 1:29:15 PM Julia1984
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'':



* This Trope was taken UpToEleven in the appropriately named episode of * ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', "You Can't Take It With You". The villain in the episode was a [[EvilOldFolks miserly old miser]] who had built a device that would send his wealth to the afterlife, in effect, allowing him to take it with him. ("I didn't spend my whole life becoming rich just to leave it all to charity!" he rants.) Naturally, he doesn't give a damn about the adverse effects the device will have on the environment; and this isn't a case of a villain just not ''knowing'' it's dangerous either, he made sure that ''he'' was well protected. When the machine causes an endless mob of ghosts to spill out and Egon discovers that it will cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, the heroes are forced to confront him and fool him into taking himself out.

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* * ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'':
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This Trope trope was taken UpToEleven in the appropriately named episode of * ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', "You Can't Take It With You". The villain in the episode was a an [[EvilOldFolks miserly old miser]] who had built a device that would send his wealth to the afterlife, in effect, allowing him to take it with him. ("I didn't spend my whole life becoming rich just to leave it all to charity!" he rants.) Naturally, he doesn't give a damn about the adverse effects the device will have on the environment; and this isn't a case of a villain just not ''knowing'' it's dangerous either, he made sure that ''he'' was well protected. When the machine causes an endless mob of ghosts to spill out and Egon discovers that it will cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, the heroes are forced to confront him and fool him into taking himself out. out.
** The Ghostbusters' smarmy, filthy rich, smug rival Paul Smart from the episode "Robo Buster" also acted like he was above the law (ex. stealing the Ghostbusters' weapon designs with no qualms or consequences) and got away with it until his flawed ghostbusting robot put the entire city in danger.
30th Aug '17 1:23:59 PM Julia1984
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* Creator/JohnCleese has described the 2016 proposed cabinet as better suited to a pirate ship, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxPO8dSJu74 Keith Olbermann]] describes them as "Batman villains." All are billionaires.
21st Jul '17 12:44:39 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Every House in the Westerlands, as virtually all the gold mines in Westeros are here, making these Houses obscenely rich, especially the Great House, House Lannister. Even the lower Westerlands Houses can get in on this considering the Lannister fortunes have enriched almost every noble house of the region. However, it can and has backfired spectacularly when the target decides that they're insulted by the idea of being bought by some rich snot. Come Season 4 though, they're running on the ''idea'' that they're ''still'' rich...

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Every House in the Westerlands, as virtually all the gold mines in Westeros are here, making these Houses obscenely rich, especially the Great House, House Lannister. This is implied to be a philosophy of Tywin Lannister's in particular. Even the lower Westerlands Houses can get in on this considering the Lannister fortunes have enriched almost every noble house of the region. However, it can and has backfired spectacularly when the target decides that they're insulted by the idea of being bought by some rich snot. Come Season 4 though, they're running on the ''idea'' that they're ''still'' rich...
14th Jul '17 1:08:59 PM ironballs16
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** For a specific example, you know most of the dash-cam videos on Youtube come from Russia or the former Soviet bloc? It's to prevent CorruptCops [[http://www.businessinsider.com/why-russian-drivers-have-dash-cams-2012-12 from accepting bribes in a car accident]]. It's more cost-effective (not to mention reliable) to shell out some money for a dash-cam rather than get hit with a fraudulent lawsuit because the other driver could pay off the cop. Surprisingly, higher-education and ''kindergartens'' are on-par with this instance.
11th Jul '17 10:25:04 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Every House in the Westerlands. Even the lower Westerlands Houses can get in on this considering the Lannister fortunes have enriched almost every noble house of the region.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Every House in the Westerlands.Westerlands, as virtually all the gold mines in Westeros are here, making these Houses obscenely rich, especially the Great House, House Lannister. Even the lower Westerlands Houses can get in on this considering the Lannister fortunes have enriched almost every noble house of the region. However, it can and has backfired spectacularly when the target decides that they're insulted by the idea of being bought by some rich snot. Come Season 4 though, they're running on the ''idea'' that they're ''still'' rich...
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.
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