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12th Nov '16 6:43:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/KickAss2'', The Motherfucker declares that this is his superpower. While he's [[BigBadWannabe grossly incompetent on his own]], he's so rich he can hire {{Badass}} psychos to do his dirty work for him.

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* In ''Film/KickAss2'', The Motherfucker declares that this is his superpower. While he's [[BigBadWannabe grossly incompetent on his own]], he's so rich he can hire {{Badass}} badass psychos to do his dirty work for him.
3rd Nov '16 11:08:54 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Kaneo Takarada in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is a heroic version of this trope (well, [[AntiHero anti-heroic]] anyway): His family is just as rich as the Kiryuin family, and he opposes the Kiryuin family's takeover of Japan (and later the world) and their tyrannical leadership by throwing money around to people able to help him. That is, this is a setting where the law itself is unjust, and while he may play pretty dirty himself, he pays people off to protect his hometown of Osaka and to fund LaResistance, buying them everything and everyone they need.
2nd Nov '16 4:56:32 PM ZombieAladdin
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Usually done to characterize the CorruptCorporateExecutive, the MrViceGuy, the MegaCorp, and members of the {{Fiction 500}}. Compare AppealToWealth, IThoughtItWasForbidden, ConspicuousConsumption, UndisclosedFunds, IdleRich.

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Usually done to characterize the CorruptCorporateExecutive, the MrViceGuy, the MegaCorp, and members of the {{Fiction 500}}. Compare AppealToWealth, IThoughtItWasForbidden, ConspicuousConsumption, UndisclosedFunds, IdleRich.
IdleRich, BribingYourWayToVictory.


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** This is taken UpToEleven in some urban areas of Thailand. It's not as bad now as it used to be, but at its peak, bribery happened in every walk of life on every rung of the social ladder. This is most evident with traffic tickets, where you immediately pay the fine, which is essentially a bribe to the officer equal to the price of the fine. This traffic-based bribery was so rampant in the 90's that traffic cops would avoid pulling over any motorists who looked western, because they knew these people were more likely to pay the ticket as normal (either because they didn't understand the bribery system, they were morally against it, or they came from a country where bribing of police officers was not common), meaning the officers wouldn't get as much money and were thus wasting their time.
25th Oct '16 10:08:33 AM PlasmaTalon
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* The Entrepreneur specialization in Fantasy Flight's ''TabletopGame/StarWarsRoleplayingGame'' is all about this. Not only bribing others to upgrade social checks, but spending credits to ignore the Strain penalties caused by Obligation, and automatically pass knowledge rolls.
17th Oct '16 6:25:35 PM nombretomado
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* When MadMagazine made him a millionaire, William M. Gaines let his hair grow long, his beard grow scraggly, wore the same style of clunky horn-rim glasses for the rest of his life, and steadfastly refused to wear a suit-coat or tie.

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* When MadMagazine ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' made him a millionaire, William M. Gaines let his hair grow long, his beard grow scraggly, wore the same style of clunky horn-rim glasses for the rest of his life, and steadfastly refused to wear a suit-coat or tie.
8th Oct '16 5:00:40 PM nombretomado
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* Edward's attitude in ''CampLazlo''.

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* Edward's attitude in ''CampLazlo''.''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''.
15th Aug '16 9:41:29 PM Hadjorim
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** While she did make charitable contributions after her prison term, such as a $5 million donation to the families of firefighters killed during 9/11, this is slightly undercut when you you realize she left almost twice that amount of money to ''her dog'' in her will.

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** While she did make charitable contributions after her prison term, such as a $5 million donation to the families of firefighters killed during 9/11, this is slightly undercut when you you realize she left almost twice that amount of money to ''her dog'' in her will.
15th Aug '16 9:41:03 PM Hadjorim
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** However, she didn't entirely play this trope straight. She did make many charitable contributions after her prison term, such as a $5 million donation to the families of firefighters killed during 9/11.

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** However, While she didn't entirely play this trope straight. She did make many charitable contributions after her prison term, such as a $5 million donation to the families of firefighters killed during 9/11.9/11, this is slightly undercut when you you realize she left almost twice that amount of money to ''her dog'' in her will.
7th Aug '16 4:20:06 AM vtmarik
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', the main character Jay Sherman's boss is a Ted Turner-analogue named Duke Philips. His wealth is flaunted throughout the series, most notably when he pays Webster's Dictionary to create a new word just so he can win a game of Scrabble. In another episode he has to rehire Jay Sherman after firing him prompting this exchange:
-->'''Jay''': You can't put a price tag on my humiliation!\\
'''Duke''':[hands over a check]\\
'''Jay''': Wow! That's it to the penny.
21st Jul '16 11:08:02 AM Idek618
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** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive The Pixies]] subtly invoked this in ''WesternAnimation/SchoolsOutTheMusical''. When Flappy Bob asks about why are they floating, they claim that it's because they have to money to do it, and walking is for poor people.

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** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive The Pixies]] subtly invoked this in ''WesternAnimation/SchoolsOutTheMusical''. When Flappy Bob asks about why are they floating, they claim that it's because they have to the money to do it, and walking is for poor people.
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