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27th Oct '17 8:07:28 AM DesertDragon
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* 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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* Every Halloween, local news will inevitably run a story on ecstasy or some ecstasy, marijuana-laced candy, and other party pill made to look like edible drugs passed off as 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 edibles 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 people really were giving away free drugs on Halloween, there'd be ''a lot'' more adults out trick-or-treating.
24th Oct '17 8:15:02 PM LinTaylor
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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in Harry Turtledove's ''Literature/WorldWar'' series, as the drug in question is [[AlienCatnip ginger.]] Ginger is a) much cheaper than street narcotics; b) completely legal (until the Race tries to ban it); c) kickstarts the Race's mating instincts, causing them to spontaneously create prostitution and (sadly) rape and d) the powers behind it were the human governments that were at war with the Race and were interested in disrupting the Race's society as much as possible rather than making money.

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in Harry Turtledove's ''Literature/WorldWar'' series, as series: Humanity discovers that [[GRatedDrug ginger]] is a powerful and highly addictive narcotic to the aliens trying to invade Earth. Thus they try to spread it to as many of the aliens as possible in order to disrupt their invasion, not just by turning soldiers into useless drug in question is addicts but because it compounds the war weariness that they'd been feeling as a result of their invasion not being the CurbStompBattle they expected it to be. Since it also [[AlienCatnip ginger.]] Ginger is a) much cheaper than street narcotics; b) completely legal (until the Race tries to ban it); c) kickstarts the Race's activates their mating instincts, causing instincts]], it also disrupts the aliens' society by introducing them to spontaneously create prostitution formerly foreign concepts like romantic love, marriage, [[TheOldestProfession prostitution]] and (sadly) rape and d) the powers behind it were the human governments that were at war with the Race and were interested in disrupting the Race's society as much as possible rather than making money.(more worryingly) rape.
19th Oct '17 8:09:42 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Noted as a trope that is ''not'' TruthInTelevision in an educational video hosted by Kirk Cameron, possibly made in response to paranoid children who took ScareEmStraight tactics too much to heart. The video tried to explain that politely turning down a drug dealer is good enough, as they will not hire their bully friends to pin you to the ground and stab you with needles full of drugs that will give you horrifying hallucinations and make the world change all the wrong colors. The kicker was that they felt the need to animate that part of the film (and two others discussing other incorrect depictions of drugs) as "What will not actually happen to you", so it still gave everyone nightmares anyway.

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* Noted as a trope that is ''not'' TruthInTelevision in an educational video hosted by Kirk Cameron, possibly made in response to paranoid children who took ScareEmStraight tactics too much to heart. The video tried to explain that politely turning down a drug dealer is good enough, as they will not hire their bully friends to pin you to the ground and stab you with needles full of drugs that will give you horrifying hallucinations and make the world change all the wrong colors. The kicker was that they felt the need to animate that part of the film (and two others discussing other incorrect depictions of drugs) as "What will not actually happen to you", so [[AccidentalNightmareFuel it still gave everyone nightmares anyway.anyway]].



* {{Superman}} villain [[MeaningfulName Nick]] [[IncrediblyLamePun O'Teen]].



* One of the [[MerchandiseDriven deservedly]] [[{{Anvilicious}} obscure]] "Tandy Computer Whiz Kids" comics took this to [[UpToEleven absolutely ridiculous levels]]. The villains are completely focused on getting kids hooked, apparently ForTheEvulz -- profit doesn't even seem to be a factor, apparently they just want to addict people to drugs.

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* One of the [[MerchandiseDriven deservedly]] [[{{Anvilicious}} obscure]] "Tandy Computer Whiz Kids" comics took this to [[UpToEleven absolutely ridiculous levels]]. The villains are completely focused on getting kids hooked, apparently ForTheEvulz -- profit doesn't even seem to be a factor, factor; apparently they just want to addict people to drugs.
4th Oct '17 1:18:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the post cyberpunk RPG "Fates Worse Than Death", the Drug Lords have recently managed (after years of hard work) to produce the "holy grail" of illegal street drugs: a drug that is dirt cheap to create, is instantly addictive, and has ''no effects whatsoever'' except for absolutely horrible withdrawal symptoms. No more of this tedious "convincing people to buy drugs" crap: [[ParanoiaFuel their pushers just grab you while you walk down the street, give you one injection,]] [[FateWorseThanDeath and from that point on you have to pay them ridiculous prices to avoid the withdrawal symptoms of doom.]]
** Yet the drug is cheap enough for their victims to make? ''That'' formula won't be staying secret for long...
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', [[TheSyndicate the Guild]] imposes trade embargoes on any nation that dares to try to keep itself drug-free. Since the Guild basically controls all international commerce in Creation, this is usually enough to bring a government to its knees fairly quickly. If it isn't, the Guild is not above hiring a mercenary army or two to invade the offending nation, depose its rulers, and install a Guild-backed puppet on the throne.
** TruthInTelevision: Replace "the Guild" with "British Empire", and you get the case of Opium Trade.

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* In the post cyberpunk RPG "Fates Worse Than Death", the Drug Lords have recently managed (after years of hard work) to produce the "holy grail" of illegal street drugs: a drug that is dirt cheap to create, is instantly addictive, and has ''no effects whatsoever'' except for absolutely horrible withdrawal symptoms. No more of this tedious "convincing people to buy drugs" crap: [[ParanoiaFuel their pushers just grab you while you walk down the street, give you one injection,]] [[FateWorseThanDeath and from that point on you have to pay them ridiculous prices to avoid the withdrawal symptoms of doom.]]
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]] Yet the drug is cheap enough for their victims to make? ''That'' formula won't be staying secret for long...
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', [[TheSyndicate the Guild]] imposes trade embargoes on any nation that dares to try to keep itself drug-free. Since the Guild basically controls all international commerce in Creation, this is usually enough to bring a government to its knees fairly quickly. If it isn't, the Guild is not above hiring a mercenary army or two to invade the offending nation, depose its rulers, and install a Guild-backed puppet on the throne.
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throne. TruthInTelevision: Replace "the Guild" with "British Empire", and you get the case of Opium Trade.



* ''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.
** And spoofed roughly five times a year, when because it's "Halloween" and you knocked on his door looking for "sweet treats" he's giving out free "candy" (meaning "sugar" and "artificial flavors" to get you all "buzzed") all night! (They're Rock Pops, and perfectly fine for you if you don't follow up by drinking cola.)

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'':
** There is
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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aggressive. And spoofed roughly five times a year, when because it's "Halloween" and you knocked on his door looking for "sweet treats" he's giving out free "candy" (meaning "sugar" and "artificial flavors" to get you all "buzzed") all night! (They're Rock Pops, and perfectly fine for you if you don't follow up by drinking cola.)



* Avoided in the ''WesternAnimation/{{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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* Avoided Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/{{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.



** '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I CAN TASTE THE SUN!!!]]'''

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** '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis -->'''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I CAN TASTE THE SUN!!!]]'''
4th Oct '17 1:16:10 PM Pichu-kun
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* Subverted in a few-years-old public service announcement. The aggressive drug dealer turns out to be a trusted adult who was role playing with the kid.

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* Subverted in a few-years-old public service announcement. The aggressive drug dealer turns out to be a trusted adult who was role playing with the kid.






* This strange species of drug dealer turns up in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' anti-drug specials (produced as part of the "Just Say No" initiative).
** The fact that [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Speedy (Roy Harper)]] [[VerySpecialEpisode was absent]] from those is rather telling...

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* This strange species of drug dealer turns up in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' anti-drug specials (produced as part of the "Just Say No" initiative).
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initiative). The fact that [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Speedy (Roy Harper)]] [[VerySpecialEpisode was absent]] from those is rather telling...


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* After the protagonist of ''Literature/GoAskAlice'' tries to go clean, her drug using ex-friends start bullying her and threatening her in order to get her back on drugs.
25th Sep '17 6:08:02 PM PaulA
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* Music/TomLehrer's tribute to a "lovable old character" who had "never been properly recognized in song", ''The Old Dope Peddler'':
--> He gives the kids free samples, / Because he knows full well / That today's young innocent faces / Will be tomorrow's clientele.

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* From ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'', Music/TomLehrer's tribute to a "lovable old character" who had "never been properly recognized in song", ''The "The Old Dope Peddler'':
--> He
Peddler":
-->He
gives the kids free samples, / samples,\\
Because he knows full well / well\\
That today's young innocent faces / faces\\
Will be tomorrow's clientele.
21st Sep '17 4:47:35 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Poppy Adams, the BigBad of ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle''. In spades. [[spoiler:As in, she taints her drugs so she can do a PoisonAndCureGambit and then holds the ''millions'' of people who used said drugs as hostages with full nation-wide legalization of recreational drugs as her main demand.]]
21st Sep '17 4:43:05 PM marcoasalazarm
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[[caption-width-right:282:Not much of a choice.]]

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[[caption-width-right:282:Not [[caption-width-right:282:[[MortonsFork Not much of a choice.choice]].]]
31st Aug '17 7:20:28 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:280:Not much of a choice.]]

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[[caption-width-right:280:Not [[caption-width-right:282:Not much of a choice.]]
9th Aug '17 8:05:48 PM infernape612
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-->--Creator/{{Seanbaby}}

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-->--Creator/{{Seanbaby}}
-->--'''Creator/{{Seanbaby}}'''



* Mocked as unnecessary by Creator/ChrisRock

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* Mocked as unnecessary by Creator/ChrisRockCreator/ChrisRock.
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