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13th Mar '17 3:14:00 AM Turkish
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* A random encounter on the road in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is an orc who will offer you some [[FantasticDrug Skooma]]. You can buy some, refuse, or threaten to report him for dealing in illegal substances - choosing the latter will cause him to attack.

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* A random encounter on the road in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is an orc a stranger who will offer you some [[FantasticDrug Skooma]]. You can buy some, refuse, or threaten to report him for dealing in illegal substances - choosing the latter will cause him to attack.
2nd Mar '17 10:23:41 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Hip Choice'', a shady shade wearing puppet in an alleyway offers two other puppets a handful of needles, joints and pills. They make the hip choice and say no. Then he reveals his horrible eye condition.
2nd Mar '17 10:15:27 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/KissOfTheDragon'', Jessica is forced into heroin addiction by Richard.
18th Jan '17 7:28:25 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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->''"You might remember that these naggy junkies were a common theme in all anti-drug education of the time. It would have saved a lot of film if someone told educators that teaching children how to avoid getting expensive drugs for free is like teaching children how to escape from unicorns with a bag of magical shrieking peanuts. I can't remember ever saying, 'Fine, mister, I'll have some of your free heroin if you just get off my back.'"'' -->--Creator/{{Seanbaby}}

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->''"You might remember that these naggy junkies were a common theme in all anti-drug education of the time. It would have saved a lot of film if someone told educators that teaching children how to avoid getting expensive drugs for free is like teaching children how to escape from unicorns with a bag of magical shrieking peanuts. I can't remember ever saying, 'Fine, mister, I'll have some of your free heroin if you just get off my back.'"'' -->--Creator/{{Seanbaby}}
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18th Jan '17 7:21:41 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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->''"You might remember that these naggy junkies were a common theme in all anti-drug education of the time. It would have saved a lot of film if someone told educators that teaching children how to avoid getting expensive drugs for free is like teaching children how to escape from unicorns with a bag of magical shrieking peanuts. I can't remember ever saying, 'Fine, mister, I'll have some of your free heroin if you just get off my back.'"''

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->''"You might remember that these naggy junkies were a common theme in all anti-drug education of the time. It would have saved a lot of film if someone told educators that teaching children how to avoid getting expensive drugs for free is like teaching children how to escape from unicorns with a bag of magical shrieking peanuts. I can't remember ever saying, 'Fine, mister, I'll have some of your free heroin if you just get off my back.'"''
'"'' -->--Creator/{{Seanbaby}}
5th Jan '17 10:02:10 AM JesseMB27
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* ''VideoGame/SuperFighter'': [[TheSavageIndian Red Man]] (yes, really) is a drug dealer and also the BigBad and FinalBoss of this [[SerialNumbersFiledOff poor man's]] ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' [[TheMockbuster clone]].

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* ''VideoGame/SuperFighter'': [[TheSavageIndian Red Man]] (yes, really) ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer yes, really]]. [[http://www.superfighter.net/redman.htm Here's his character bio if you don't believe it]]) is a drug dealer and also the BigBad and FinalBoss of this [[SerialNumbersFiledOff poor man's]] ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' [[TheMockbuster clone]].
29th Dec '16 3:17:37 PM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has A Suspicious Looking Guy, who gives you a free sample of [[GRatedDrug "Goofballs"]], which boost your stats for a while, but [[DrugsAreBad make your parents worry about you]]. If you don't keep taking them, you suffer Goofball Withdrawal, which for a long time was one of the worst (Non-) StandardStatusEffects in the game.[[note]]Eventually the withdrawal penalty was severely reduced, [[http://forums.kingdomofloathing.com/vb/showthread.php?p=4250247#post4250247 having been deemed]] rather against the spirit of the game[[/note]] Each time you go back for more, the price goes up. Aside from getting you addicted, and then price-gouging you, he's not particularly aggressive.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has A Suspicious Looking Guy, who gives you a free sample of [[GRatedDrug "Goofballs"]], which boost your stats for a while, but [[DrugsAreBad make your parents worry about you]]. If you don't keep taking them, you suffer Goofball Withdrawal, which for a long time was one of the worst (Non-) StandardStatusEffects in the game.[[note]]Eventually the withdrawal penalty was severely reduced, [[http://forums.kingdomofloathing.com/vb/showthread.php?p=4250247#post4250247 having been deemed]] rather against the spirit of the game[[/note]] game.[[/note]] Each time you go back for more, the price goes up. Aside from getting you addicted, and then price-gouging you, he's not particularly aggressive.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', Jet was specifically engineered to be extremely addictive (as well as produce a short high, so customers would need to buy more). However, the dealers aren't particularily pushy, since the client base in the three areas it can be found (New Reno, The Den and Redding) are well-established. However, if you take on the quest to solve the Jet-overdose murder of Chris Wright, his father will insist that the boy was forced to take the drug; he's vehemently anti-drugs, has made his stance clear to his whole family, and refuse to even consider the alternative of his son doing it voluntarily. It eventually turns out that it was actually an assassination, as completing the quest reveals that the victim was poisoned and that the initial suspects (the mob family that controlled the Jet supply) weren't behind it, it was actually a different family that was trying to provoke a war between the two (which would, of course, leave both badly weakened to the point that the third family could fairly easily take over both of their territories).

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', Jet was specifically engineered to be extremely addictive (as well as but only produce a short high, so customers would need to buy more). more frequently. However, the dealers aren't particularily particularly pushy, since the client base in the three areas it can be found (New Reno, The Den and Redding) are well-established. However, if you take on the quest to solve the Jet-overdose murder of Chris Wright, his father will insist that the boy was forced to take the drug; he's vehemently anti-drugs, has made his stance clear to his whole family, and refuse refuses to even consider the alternative of his son doing it voluntarily. It eventually turns out that it was actually an assassination, as completing the quest reveals that the victim was poisoned and that the initial suspects (the mob family that controlled the Jet supply) weren't behind it, it was actually a different family that was trying to provoke a war between the two (which would, of course, leave both badly weakened to the point that the third family could fairly easily take over both of their territories).



* A huge MassiveMultiplayerCrossover inspirational film ''WesternAnimation/CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue'' including ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}, the ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', Series/{{Alf}}, Franchise/WinnieThePooh, Slimer from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny]], ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales,'' ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks,'' and ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' was create to combat this enemy, which included a foreword from UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush. It's always fun when a sitting president has to talk about a show featuring Smurfs, especially one that clearly didn't know what a Smurf was five minutes before they turned the camera on.
* Avoided in the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} Jem and the Holograms]]'' episode "Alone Again", with Bobby Braddock, a sweet-talking drug dealer.
** Though it's still used to the same effect. Bobby, a high schooler, wants the main girl of the episode, Laura, to start using drugs and get hooked on them, giving her a few bags of free pills and then charging her $30 for new ones after he successfully gets her hooked. When she can't pay, he ditches her and her new addiction and finds someone else. While more cold than aggressive, he absolutely fits this trope.

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* A huge MassiveMultiplayerCrossover inspirational film ''WesternAnimation/CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue'' including ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}, the ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', Series/{{Alf}}, Franchise/WinnieThePooh, Slimer from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Slimer]], [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny]], ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales,'' ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks,'' and ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' the WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies, was create to combat this enemy, which included a foreword from UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush. the leader of whichever country it was being viewed in, such as then-President UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush in its American airing. It's always fun when a sitting president President has to talk about a show featuring Smurfs, especially one that when they clearly didn't know what ''what'' a Smurf was five minutes before they turned the camera on.
* Avoided in the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} Jem ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and the Holograms]]'' Holograms'' episode "Alone Again", with Bobby Braddock, a sweet-talking drug dealer.
** Though
dealer, though it's still used to the same effect. Bobby, a high schooler, wants the main girl of the episode, Laura, to start using drugs and get hooked on them, giving her a few bags of free pills and then charging her $30 for new ones after he successfully gets her hooked. When she can't pay, he ditches her and her new addiction and finds someone else. While more cold than aggressive, he absolutely fits this trope.



** Then there was the VerySpecialEpisode two-parter that had the Joes and Cobras team up in an EnemyMine scenario against an eeevilll drug dealer known as the Headman, who dressed like the Hamburglar and had gotten family members of both Joes and Cobras hooked on his stuff. Apparently, drugs are so bad that even an organization committed to genocidal acts of terrorism and once created a clone made from the DNA of Genghis Khan and Hitler will gladly embark on a crusade to stop them.

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** Then there was the VerySpecialEpisode two-parter that had the Joes and Cobras team up in an EnemyMine scenario against an eeevilll drug dealer known as the Headman, who dressed like the Hamburglar and had gotten family members of both Joes and Cobras hooked on his stuff. Apparently, drugs are so bad that even an organization committed to genocidal acts of terrorism and which once created a clone made from the DNA of Genghis Khan and Hitler will gladly embark on a crusade to stop them.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'': The episode "The Price" has a drug dealer who is pushing a drug called "spin," which starts with causing feelings of intense euphoria but can later lead to extreme paranoia and even death. He is extremely suave and persuasive, but insists on targeting people with very little (or not) money, apparently just so he can persuade them to steal what they owe, suggesting he's more interested in corrupting people rather than actually earning a profit. Also, he actually manufactures the drug himself rather than getting it from a supplier, and once Bravestarr takes out his factory, New Texas is freed from the devastating influence of spin, tying everything up in a neat little bow. [[spoiler:Sadly, not before a young boy has died from the drug.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'': The episode "The Price" has a drug dealer who is pushing a drug called "spin," which starts with causing feelings of intense euphoria but can later lead to extreme paranoia and even death. He is extremely suave and persuasive, but insists on targeting people with very little (or not) no) money, apparently just so he can persuade them to steal what they owe, suggesting he's more interested in corrupting people rather than actually earning a profit. Also, he actually manufactures the drug himself rather than getting it from a supplier, and once Bravestarr takes out his factory, New Texas is freed from the devastating influence of spin, tying everything up in a neat little bow. [[spoiler:Sadly, not before a young boy has died from the drug.]]
29th Dec '16 1:58:44 AM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/SuperFighter'': [[TheSavageIndian Red Man]] ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer And yes the developers of this Taiwanese made game named the lone Native American character "Red Man"]]) is a drug dealer and also the BigBad and FinalBoss of this [[SerialNumbersFiledOff poor man's]] Franchise/StreetFighter [[TheMockbuster clone]].

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* ''VideoGame/SuperFighter'': [[TheSavageIndian Red Man]] ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer And yes the developers of this Taiwanese made game named the lone Native American character "Red Man"]]) (yes, really) is a drug dealer and also the BigBad and FinalBoss of this [[SerialNumbersFiledOff poor man's]] Franchise/StreetFighter ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' [[TheMockbuster clone]].



* A huge MassiveMultiplayerCrossover inspirational film ''CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue'' including ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}, the ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', Series/{{Alf}}, Franchise/WinnieThePooh, Slimer from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny]], ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales,'' ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks,'' and ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' was create to combat this enemy, which included a foreword from UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush. It's always fun when a sitting president has to talk about a show featuring Smurfs, especially one that clearly didn't know what a Smurf was five minutes before they turned the camera on.

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* A huge MassiveMultiplayerCrossover inspirational film ''CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue'' ''WesternAnimation/CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue'' including ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}, the ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', Series/{{Alf}}, Franchise/WinnieThePooh, Slimer from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny]], ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales,'' ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks,'' and ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' was create to combat this enemy, which included a foreword from UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush. It's always fun when a sitting president has to talk about a show featuring Smurfs, especially one that clearly didn't know what a Smurf was five minutes before they turned the camera on.



* The public service announcements for the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' cartoon had aggressive criminals. Two kids home alone, revealing over the phone that they are home alone. A stranger's car drives up to the house... and drives off when noticing the Joe soldier Roadblock, a tall bald black man in a skimpy top, standing on the lawn. FridgeLogic kicked in years later.
** What? That they left because you can't sell drugs to what appears to be a meth lab, and Roadblock was the lookout.
*** Then there was the VerySpecialEpisode two-parter that had the Joes and Cobras team up in an EnemyMine scenario against an eeevilll drug dealer known as the Headman, who dressed like the Hamburglar and had gotten family members of both Joes and Cobras hooked on his stuff. Apparently, drugs are so bad that even an organization committed to genocidal acts of terrorism and once created a clone made from the DNA of Genghis Khan and Hitler will gladly embark on a crusade to stop them.

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* The public service announcements for the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' cartoon had aggressive criminals. Two kids home alone, revealing over the phone that they are home alone. A stranger's car drives up to the house... and drives off when noticing the Joe soldier Roadblock, a tall bald black man in a skimpy top, standing on the lawn. FridgeLogic kicked in years later.
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** What? That they left because you can't sell drugs to what appears to be a meth lab, and Roadblock was the lookout.
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Then there was the VerySpecialEpisode two-parter that had the Joes and Cobras team up in an EnemyMine scenario against an eeevilll drug dealer known as the Headman, who dressed like the Hamburglar and had gotten family members of both Joes and Cobras hooked on his stuff. Apparently, drugs are so bad that even an organization committed to genocidal acts of terrorism and once created a clone made from the DNA of Genghis Khan and Hitler will gladly embark on a crusade to stop them.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}'', the villain Verminous Skumm was a dealer of a highly addictive drug called "bliss", had some people resort to stealing to get the drug, and he encouraged them to take it and wouldn't accept no for an answer. Eventually, [[spoiler:the drug leads to the death of Linka's cousin]]. Of course, Skumm was one of the Captain Planet villains who was in it strictly ForTheEvulz, so it was a more believable portrayal of this trope.
** If I remember correctly, he was this ''indirectly'' by convincing Boris, a cousin of main character Linka, to spike some of her food with the drug in exchange for another dose, leading to Linka getting addicted as well.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}'', the villain Verminous Skumm was a dealer of a highly addictive drug called "bliss", had some people resort to stealing to get the drug, and he encouraged them to take it and wouldn't accept no for an answer. Eventually, [[spoiler:the drug leads One of his clients turns out to the death of be Linka's cousin]]. cousin, Boris, who [[spoiler:he convinces at one point to get Linka addicted as well by spiking her food with the drug in return for "enough bliss to last you the rest of your life", and eventually dies from overdosing on it]]. Of course, Skumm was one of the Captain Planet villains who was in it strictly ForTheEvulz, so it was a more believable portrayal of this trope.
** If I remember correctly, he was this ''indirectly'' by convincing Boris, a cousin of main character Linka, to spike some of her food with the drug in exchange for another dose, leading to Linka getting addicted as well.
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* There actually ''are'' very rare cases of this being TruthInTelevision, albeit not quite in the way they were depicted in the 80's and early-90's. For example, a few of these have shown up on various ''World's Wildest Police Videos'' specials, with one infamously latching on to the undercover cop's car as she drove away. These dealers are usually extremely amped up on their own product. Notice that they get caught.
* [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/drugs/suckers.asp The drug-laced lollipops mentioned in one urban legend.]] These are not to be confused with Actiq and its generic counterparts, which are fentanyl-laced lollipops used as painkillers in pediatric oncology. (Although the odd Actiq gets abused from time to time, messing with anything containing fentanyl (an opioid much, much more powerful than morphine) is almost always a bad idea; just ask anyone who survived something like the China white scare, where a fentanyl analogue was sold as heroin and quite a few junkies died of what they thought was a modest dose.)

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* There actually ''are'' very rare cases of this being TruthInTelevision, albeit not quite in the way they were depicted in the 80's '80s and early-90's.early-'90s. For example, a few of these have shown up on various ''World's Wildest Police Videos'' specials, with one infamously latching on to the undercover cop's car as she drove away. These dealers are usually extremely amped up on their own product. Notice as well that they get caught.
* [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/drugs/suckers.asp The drug-laced lollipops mentioned in one urban legend.]] These are not to be confused with Actiq and its generic counterparts, which are fentanyl-laced lollipops used as painkillers in pediatric oncology. (Although Although the odd Actiq gets abused from time to time, messing with anything containing fentanyl (an opioid much, much more powerful than morphine) is almost always a bad idea; just ask anyone who survived something like the China white scare, where a fentanyl analogue was sold as heroin and quite a few junkies died of what they thought was a modest dose.)



* Undercover narcotics officers will sometimes act like this to try to catch users in the act of buying drugs. However, since actual users and real dealers are too smart to fall for this, undercover officers often target high schoolers or first time users for an easy arrest, which brings up serious questions about the war on drugs, and the exact definition of entrapment.
* Every Halloween, local news will inevitably run a story on ecstasy or some other party pill made to look like candy and how parents should "beware" that these drugs could wind up in their children's trick-or-treat bags. This is even stupider than usual for this trope. Not only are such pills way too expensive to give away for free, but even if a child got hooked and wanted more, they'd have no way of knowing who the dealer was. So basically, the dealer is blowing hundreds of dollars just to get a bunch of kids high. ForTheEvulz. Let's put it this way: if dealers really were giving away free drugs on Halloween, there'd be ''a lot'' more adults out trick-or-treating.

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* Undercover narcotics officers will sometimes act like this to try to catch users in the act of buying drugs. However, since actual users and real dealers (at least, those that don't take their own product as mentioned a few points above) are too smart to fall for this, undercover officers often target high schoolers or first time users for an easy arrest, which brings up serious questions about the war on drugs, and the exact definition of entrapment.
* Every Halloween, local news will inevitably run a story on ecstasy or some other party pill made to look like candy and how parents should "beware" that these drugs could wind up in their children's trick-or-treat bags. This is even stupider than usual for this trope. Not only are such pills way too expensive to give away for free, but even if a child got hooked and wanted more, they'd have no way of knowing who the dealer was. So basically, the dealer is blowing hundreds of dollars just to get a bunch of kids high. high, ForTheEvulz. Let's put it this way: if dealers really were giving away free drugs on Halloween, there'd be ''a lot'' more adults out trick-or-treating.
19th Dec '16 8:52:17 AM ShivaIndis
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* Joule from ''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}''.

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* Joule from ''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}''.''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}'' features a solicitous drug dealer who identifies Rion, the protagonist, as "a good customer" based on appearance, offering free samples to show that he can cater to Rion's exotic tastes. The whole scene is jarring since it is the only indication of black market activity for Rion's drugs in the game.
12th Dec '16 10:37:00 AM JesseMB27
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* VideoGame/SuperFighter: [[TheSavageIndian Red Man]] ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer And yes the developers of this Taiwanese made game named the lone Native American character "Red Man"]]) is a drug dealer and also the BigBad and FinalBoss of this [[SerialNumbersFiledOff poor man's]] Franchise/StreetFighter [[TheMockbuster clone]].

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* VideoGame/SuperFighter: ''VideoGame/SuperFighter'': [[TheSavageIndian Red Man]] ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer And yes the developers of this Taiwanese made game named the lone Native American character "Red Man"]]) is a drug dealer and also the BigBad and FinalBoss of this [[SerialNumbersFiledOff poor man's]] Franchise/StreetFighter [[TheMockbuster clone]].
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