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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.
20th Nov '17 3:02:42 PM infernape612
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** [[Main/JojosBizarreAdventureAbridged If someone else does it in another series, Kaiba will allow that person to be beaten up.]]

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** [[Main/JojosBizarreAdventureAbridged [[WebVideo/JojosBizarreAdventureAbridged If someone else does it in another series, Kaiba will allow that person to be beaten up.]]
6th Nov '17 10:03:24 PM Juni221
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* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, the Illusive Man has almost unlimited resources at his disposal. In the third game, there is a console that shows a video record of him ordering his lead scientists to bring a dead person back to life who was thrown out of an exploding spacecraft, was mostly burned up when entering the atmosphere of a nearby planed, and then crashed into the surface without anything to slow down the impact.

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* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, the Illusive Man has almost unlimited resources at his disposal. In the third game, there is a console that shows a video record of him ordering his lead scientists to bring a dead person back to life who was thrown out of an exploding spacecraft, was mostly burned up when entering the atmosphere of a nearby planed, planet, and then crashed into the surface without anything to slow down the impact.
1st Nov '17 3:18:31 PM infernape612
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--->'''Joey''': "[[ThatCameOutWrong Screw my sister]], I have money!"

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--->'''Joey''': "[[ThatCameOutWrong [[ThatCameOutWrong Screw my sister]], I have money!"money!
1st Nov '17 3:18:04 PM infernape612
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--->'''Kaiba''': "[[AntiquatedLinguistics My affluence makes a nonsense of the regulations]]!"

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--->'''Kaiba''': "[[AntiquatedLinguistics [[AntiquatedLinguistics My affluence makes a nonsense of the regulations]]!"regulations]]!



--->'''Kaiba''': "It was a very depressing time in my life, since I didn't have any money, so I was unable to screw the rules."

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--->'''Kaiba''': "It It was a very depressing time in my life, since I didn't have any money, so I was unable to screw the rules."



--->'''Kaiba''': "ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules... Wait, let me try that again."

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--->'''Kaiba''': "ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules...ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules... Wait, let me try that again."



--->'''Kaiba''': "Looks like the rules *puts on shades* just got screwed!"

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--->'''Kaiba''': "Looks Looks like the rules *puts ''[puts on shades* shades]'' just got screwed!"screwed!



---> '''Kaiba''': "Screw the Yules, I have money!"

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---> '''Kaiba''': "Screw Screw the Yules, I have money!"money!



--->'''Flashback Kaiba''': "Screw the rules, [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries I]] [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness have]] [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair green]] [[AdaptationDyeJob hair!]]"

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--->'''Flashback Kaiba''': "Screw Screw the rules, [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries I]] [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness have]] [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair green]] [[AdaptationDyeJob hair!]]"hair!]]



--->'''Kaiba''': "Actually, there are several situations in which summoning multiple monsters at once can be considered totally legal in this game."
--->'''Yami''': That...that wasn't very funny.
--->'''Kaiba''': Why would it be funny? I'm just trying to explain how to play.

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--->'''Kaiba''': "Actually, Actually, there are several situations in which summoning multiple monsters at once can be considered totally legal in this game."
--->'''Yami''':
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'''Yami''':
That...that wasn't very funny.
--->'''Kaiba''':
funny.\\
'''Kaiba''':
Why would it be funny? I'm just trying to explain how to play.



---> '''Gozaburo''': "Screw the rules, Seto, I have ''your'' money!"

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---> '''Gozaburo''': "Screw Screw the rules, Seto, I have ''your'' money!"money!



--->'''Lector''': "[[RussianReversal It looks like the rules, just screwed you!]]"

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--->'''Lector''': "[[RussianReversal [[RussianReversal It looks like the rules, just screwed you!]]"you!]]



--->'''Siegfried''': There's one problem -- you need to give up 1,000 of your Life Points first, and you can't afford that now.
--->'''Kaiba''': There's nothing I can't afford. ''[plays "[[TheMagicPokerEquation Emergency Provisions]]"]''

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--->'''Siegfried''': There's one problem -- you need to give up 1,000 of your Life Points first, and you can't afford that now.
--->'''Kaiba''':
now.\\
'''Kaiba''':
There's nothing I can't afford. ''[plays "[[TheMagicPokerEquation Emergency Provisions]]"]''



--->'''Yami''': Wait a minute, did you just summon a bunch of mon-
--->'''Kaiba''': ''(interrupts)'' Yes, I summoned them all in one turn. Stop asking!

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--->'''Yami''': Wait a minute, did you just summon a bunch of mon-
--->'''Kaiba''': ''(interrupts)''
mon-\\
'''Kaiba''': ''[interrupts]''
Yes, I summoned them all in one turn. Stop asking!
30th Sep '17 8:11:29 PM Adeon
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** In ''Warhammer 40000'', [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] players can buy dedicated [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Corsair]] units from ''Forgeworld''. Walkers as Troop choices? Yep. Heavy Support and Fast Attack units as Dedicated Transports? Yes. Screw The Rules, We're SpacePirates!
*** I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the ''TabletopGame/{{RogueTrader}}'' yet. In Rogue Trader, you're one of the titular Traders, who buy a permit written by the emperor himself that allows him to ignore the most basic laws of the Empire of Man, leaving imperial space, setting up their own kingdoms, and trading with xenos. Traders are ungodly wealthy, with enough money to buy planets, warships, and centuries-old power armor (and to bribe their way out of any trouble they get into). Rogue Traders are even known to use Heresy to get what they want.

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** * In ''Warhammer 40000'', [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] players can buy dedicated [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Corsair]] units from ''Forgeworld''. Walkers as Troop choices? Yep. Heavy Support and Fast Attack units as Dedicated Transports? Yes. Screw The Rules, We're SpacePirates!
*** ** I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the ''TabletopGame/{{RogueTrader}}'' yet. In Rogue Trader, you're one of the titular Traders, who buy a permit written by the emperor himself that allows him to ignore the most basic laws of the Empire of Man, leaving imperial space, setting up their own kingdoms, and trading with xenos. Traders are ungodly wealthy, with enough money to buy planets, warships, and centuries-old power armor (and to bribe their way out of any trouble they get into). Rogue Traders are even known to use Heresy to get what they want.want.
** The Imperium in general runs on this. Wealthy people can get away with things that would get a normal citizen burned at the stake. This can end up biting them in the ass through either due to them mucking around with ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow or an Inquisitor catching wind and deciding to make an example out of them.
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.
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