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20th Jun '16 5:38:13 PM Lullaby22
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* Averted with drug dealer Skizz in the early ''Literature/{{Fearless}}'' books: He isn't trying to force anyone to get hooked and he only goes after Mary Moss (who is working on getting clean) because she still owes him five-hundred dollars. When this puts him on [[ActionGirl Gaia's]] bad side, he seemingly decides that [[KnowWhenToFoldEm it's more trouble than it's worth]] and backs off, only to [[spoiler: get killed by a CIA hit squad on the orders of Gaia's dad ([[ItMakesSenseInContext long story]]).]]
1st May '16 11:45:28 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/IComeInPeace'': A SpaceWhaleAesop version of this in the BigBad: an alien drug dealer that gains [[AlienCatnip his alien drugs]] by ''forcing a heroin OD on his victims and draining their cerebral fluid while they are dying'', and plans an AlienInvasion that will turn Earth into a galactic drug lab.
30th Apr '16 5:32:04 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''CaptainPlanet'', 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.

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* In an episode of ''CaptainPlanet'', ''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.
10th Apr '16 3:02:18 PM WillKeaton
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* [[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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* [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/drugs/suckers.asp The drug-laced lollipops mentioned in one urban legend]]. 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.)
10th Apr '16 3:00:45 PM WillKeaton
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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in Harry Turtledove's 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 WorldWar series, as the drug in question is [[AlienCatnip ginger]]; ginger 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.
20th Mar '16 4:03:40 AM Kooshmeister
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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) 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.]]
12th Mar '16 6:14:37 AM Shadowgazer
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It's worth noting that while this trope tends to take it to the extreme--as in drug dealers aggressively pushing their product on children and continuously harassing them about it--"the first taste is free" is an OlderThanDirt practice among drug dealers (as well as any legal businesses with an addictive product). Let the customer get hooked on a free sample and they will be back for more at full price. They might even bring friends. Also, in most RealLife cases, there's no ''need'' for an aggressive sales approach, as most people are already sold on the product or at least interested in something related.

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It's worth noting that while this trope tends to take it to the extreme--as in drug dealers aggressively pushing their product on children and continuously harassing them about it--"the first taste is free" is an OlderThanDirt practice among drug dealers (as well as any legal businesses with an addictive product). Let the customer get hooked on a free sample and they will be back for more at full price. They might even bring friends. Also, in most RealLife cases, there's no ''need'' for an aggressive sales approach, as most people are already sold on the product or at least interested in something related.
related. The only realistic reasons for a dealer to be aggressive would have to do with secrecy against the cops
and getting owed money.
10th Mar '16 6:42:07 PM DrImpossible
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* In ''[[Series/IZombie iZombie]]'', Blaine was a regular drug dealer (sleazy, but not too pushy) before becoming [[OurZombiesAreDifferent an intelligent zombie]], but afterward, he pairs this trope with the PoisonAndCureGambit, deliberately infecting rich people and then charging them through the nose for the [[BrainFood only substance that can prevent them from progressing to the mindless shambling stage]]. He also infected bodybuilders to serve as his DumbMuscle, and the city's police chief to help cover up the suspiciously high number of disappearing homeless people and troubled teens. Given that the "drug" he's selling is the product of murder, he certainly takes the aggressive part UpToEleven.

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* In ''[[Series/IZombie iZombie]]'', Blaine was a regular drug dealer (sleazy, but not too pushy) before becoming [[OurZombiesAreDifferent an intelligent zombie]], but afterward, he pairs this trope with the PoisonAndCureGambit, deliberately infecting rich people and then charging them through the nose for the [[BrainFood only substance that can prevent them from progressing to the mindless shambling stage]]. He also infected bodybuilders to serve as his DumbMuscle, TheBigGuy, and the city's police chief to help cover up the suspiciously high number of disappearing homeless people and troubled teens. Given that the "drug" he's selling is the product of murder, he certainly takes the aggressive part UpToEleven.
8th Mar '16 11:28:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Spoofed in an episode of ''{{Friends}}''. Ross, after accidentally injuring a Girl Scout, attempts to make amends by selling cookies on her behalf. Monica resists buying any, having been addicted to them as a child, but Ross tries to persuade her by giving her the first box for free, claiming that "all the cool kids are eating them".
* Occasionally, the villain of the day in ''WalkerTexasRanger.'' Since the focus of the show is Walker kicking ass, this creates a HoldingOutForAHero FamilyUnfriendlyAesop where the theme seems to be "If You Just Say No, Drug Dealers will Kill You, Unless Creator/ChuckNorris is There To Protect You."

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* Spoofed in an episode of ''{{Friends}}''.''Series/{{Friends}}''. Ross, after accidentally injuring a Girl Scout, attempts to make amends by selling cookies on her behalf. Monica resists buying any, having been addicted to them as a child, but Ross tries to persuade her by giving her the first box for free, claiming that "all the cool kids are eating them".
* Occasionally, the villain of the day in ''WalkerTexasRanger.''Series/WalkerTexasRanger.'' Since the focus of the show is Walker kicking ass, this creates a HoldingOutForAHero FamilyUnfriendlyAesop where the theme seems to be "If You Just Say No, Drug Dealers will Kill You, Unless Creator/ChuckNorris is There To Protect You."



* Parodied on ''GoodEats'', in the episode "Live and Let Diet" with a guy dressed as a milk carton trying to tempt Alton into eating cookies. (Which Alton cites as the reason he's stopped drinking milk.)

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* Parodied on ''GoodEats'', ''Series/GoodEats'', in the episode "Live and Let Diet" with a guy dressed as a milk carton trying to tempt Alton into eating cookies. (Which Alton cites as the reason he's stopped drinking milk.)
5th Mar '16 11:00:16 PM nombretomado
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* One bizarre example pops up in a CaptainAmerica anti-drug comic where Cap has to fight this type of drug dealer. [[spoiler:Who also happen to be a race of aliens who seek to subjugate humanity by using drug addiction to weaken humans.]]

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* One bizarre example pops up in a CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica anti-drug comic where Cap has to fight this type of drug dealer. [[spoiler:Who also happen to be a race of aliens who seek to subjugate humanity by using drug addiction to weaken humans.]]
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