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7th Aug '16 5:53:29 PM nombretomado
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* The Calculator in TheDCU.

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* The Calculator in TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU.



* TheDCU's ''Psyber-Rats'' are a rare example of a kind-of-heroic version; they hack for criminal purposes, rather than just the fun of it, but they see themselves as JustLikeRobinHood.

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* TheDCU's Franchise/TheDCU's ''Psyber-Rats'' are a rare example of a kind-of-heroic version; they hack for criminal purposes, rather than just the fun of it, but they see themselves as JustLikeRobinHood.
24th Jul '16 7:21:14 AM TheNerfGuy
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* The ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' franchise has Shadowjacks, hackers who can use magical skills in combination with technology to surf the net. Not all Shadowjacks qualify for this Trope, but many do. One fic in the franchise, ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersTorment'', mentions [[TheGhost Black Jack]], the greatest Shadowjack of all who clearly fits this Trope, although eventually he had to flee the country and hide out in some place with no extradition treaties after his intrusions were discovered. Still, he's willing to help any other Shadowjacks with the knowledge to find him, his skills at hacking so great, he was even able to find information on someone who was assigned to {{Area 51}}.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' franchise ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'' has Shadowjacks, hackers who can use magical skills in combination with technology to surf the net. Not all Shadowjacks qualify for this Trope, but many do. One fic in the franchise, series, ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersTorment'', mentions [[TheGhost Black Jack]], the greatest Shadowjack of all who clearly fits this Trope, although eventually he had to flee the country and hide out in some place with no extradition treaties after his intrusions were discovered. Still, he's willing to help any other Shadowjacks with the knowledge to find him, his skills at hacking so great, he was even able to find information on someone who was assigned to {{Area 51}}.
16th Jul '16 5:35:43 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* [[QuirkyMinibossSquad The Numbers]] [[HollywoodCyborg Cyborgs]] from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' had two crackers as part of their team. [[MissionControl Uno]], who could break into any computer without being detected as part of her [[EvilGenius intelligence gathering]] capabilities, and Quattro, who can screw up any computer as an extension of her illusion skills.

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* [[QuirkyMinibossSquad The Numbers]] [[HollywoodCyborg Cyborgs]] from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' had two crackers as part of their team. [[MissionControl Uno]], who could break into any computer without being detected as part of her [[EvilGenius intelligence gathering]] capabilities, and Quattro, who can screw up any computer as an extension of her illusion skills.
28th May '16 7:50:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[spoiler:[[RobotGirl Chachamaru]]]] took this role during the Mahora Festival arc of ''MahouSenseiNegima'', hacking into the school's security main computer to screw around with the communications network and shut down the barrier around the school that prevents [[spoiler:Chao]]'s [[strike:Evas]] demon-powered HumongousMecha from working. The level of her skill forced PlayfulHacker Chisame to form a Pactio with Negi and gain the abilities of a {{Technopath}}.

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* [[spoiler:[[RobotGirl Chachamaru]]]] took this role during the Mahora Festival arc of ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', hacking into the school's security main computer to screw around with the communications network and shut down the barrier around the school that prevents [[spoiler:Chao]]'s [[strike:Evas]] demon-powered HumongousMecha from working. The level of her skill forced PlayfulHacker Chisame to form a Pactio with Negi and gain the abilities of a {{Technopath}}.
20th Apr '16 11:43:09 AM DragonRanger
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* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', the Rising Tide is a hacktivist organization that opposes SHIELD's secrecy. One of their members, Skye, is captured by SHIELD and recruited for her skills in the pilot; though she's still mistrustful of them [[spoiler:and may be TheMole]]. We're not sure how "evil" the group is as a whole - Skye's heart is in the right place, at least - but taking on an international security organization puts you closer to this than a PlayfulHacker.

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* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', the Rising Tide is Skye started out as a member of a hacktivist organization called the Rising Tide that opposes opposed SHIELD's secrecy. One of their members, Skye, is secrecy, before she was captured by SHIELD and recruited for her skills in the pilot; though she's still mistrustful pilot. Another first season episode featured a second Rising Tide hacker who was more antagonistic to "the Man" but overall portrayed as kind of them [[spoiler:and may be TheMole]]. naïve and gullible, as he sold out for a big paycheck on one job and his client had successfully fooled him into thinking they were benevolent or at least benign. We're not sure how "evil" the group Rising Tide is as a whole - Skye's heart is in the right place, at least - but taking on an international security organization puts you closer to this than a PlayfulHacker.PlayfulHacker. In any case, they've been forgotten since Skye became completely loyal to SHIELD.
2nd Apr '16 1:13:16 AM fdsa1234567890
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': Root, a [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthropic]] genius with an [[MachineWorship obsession]] with [[DeusEstMachina the Machine]], and has the computer skills to provide a perfect nemesis for [[TechnoWizard Finch]].

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': Root, a [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthropic]] genius with an [[MachineWorship obsession]] with [[DeusEstMachina the Machine]], and has the computer skills to provide a perfect nemesis for [[TechnoWizard Finch]]. Oddly enough, [[spoiler: she actually becomes a heroic character by the fourth season, as she becomes redeemed through her work for The Machine and her cooperation with the rest of the heroes, especially Finch.]]
18th Mar '16 6:42:03 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Anonymous is a loosely-associated network of "hactivists", that was founded around 2003, comitting cyber-crimes as a form of retribution against institutions they claim are corrupt, such as [=PayPal=], [=MasterCard=], Visa, and Sony, and controversial groups like the Westboro Baptist Church and ISIS. Similar groups like [=LulzSec=] and Operation [=AntiSec=] have carried out cyberattacks on US government agencies, media, video game companies, military contractors, military personnel, and police officers. (Of course, these groups [[WellIntentionedExtremist claim they aren't malicious]] but many would disagree.)

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* Anonymous is a loosely-associated network of "hactivists", that was founded around 2003, comitting cyber-crimes as a form of retribution against institutions they claim are corrupt, such as [=PayPal=], [=MasterCard=], Visa, and Sony, and controversial groups like the Westboro Baptist Church Church, ISIS, the Ku Klux Klan, and ISIS.most recently, Creator/DonaldTrump. Similar groups like [=LulzSec=] and Operation [=AntiSec=] have carried out cyberattacks on US government agencies, media, video game companies, military contractors, military personnel, and police officers. (Of course, these groups [[WellIntentionedExtremist claim they aren't malicious]] but many would disagree.)
1st Feb '16 6:22:24 PM nombretomado
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* Dulcinea Anwin of TadWilliams ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' series, is a Black Hat, a criminal hacker who breaks into systems for fun and profit. Used to working for nefarious employers, she's always managed to remain aloof from the dark side of her profession, but she bites off more than she can chew when she hires herself out to [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast John Dread]], and learns [[AxCrazy just exactly]] [[PsychoForHire how bad]] [[SerialKiller bad really is]].

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* Dulcinea Anwin of TadWilliams Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' series, is a Black Hat, a criminal hacker who breaks into systems for fun and profit. Used to working for nefarious employers, she's always managed to remain aloof from the dark side of her profession, but she bites off more than she can chew when she hires herself out to [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast John Dread]], and learns [[AxCrazy just exactly]] [[PsychoForHire how bad]] [[SerialKiller bad really is]].
8th Jan '16 10:46:18 AM TheUnsquished
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Not to be confused with [[Series/{{Cracker}} the crime show starring Robbie Coltrane]], or the derogatory term used for white trash[[note]]However, crackers stereotypically tend to be holed up in their room, so both senses of "cracker" might apply. The ambiguity might therefore be deliberate.[[/note]], or cowboys of central Florida, or those biscuit-like things people eat with peanut butter, [[OverlyLongGag or those biscuit-like things people eat with regular butter]]. [[BlessedAreTheCheesemakers And cheese.]]

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Not to be confused with [[Series/{{Cracker}} the crime show starring Robbie Coltrane]], or the derogatory term used for white trash[[note]]However, crackers stereotypically tend to be holed up in their room, so both senses of "cracker" might apply. The ambiguity might therefore be deliberate.[[/note]], or cowboys of central Florida, or those biscuit-like things people eat with peanut butter, [[OverlyLongGag or those biscuit-like things people eat with regular butter]]. [[BlessedAreTheCheesemakers And cheese.]]
cheese.
15th Dec '15 6:58:55 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ComicBook/ThePunisher's friend and ally David "Microchip" Lieberman was sort of an AntiVillain version (given how he was helping Frank). Formerly a legendary hacker in the early days of computer hacking, he finally messed up and was almost caught, leading to his nephew's death at ComicBook/TheKingpin's orders. He'd later hook up with the Punisher and use his skills to manage and launder his finances (i.e., the money Frank took from the criminals he kills), set-up and equip safehouses, train Castle in more "specialized" skills for his war on crime, [[TheScrounger obtain hard-to-get ammunition and equipment, and at times, be the voice of reason for Castle, who was far-more obsessed than he was. Sadly, a falling out between the two led to Micro's death at the hands of rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Derek "Stone Cold" Smalls, Micro's later resurrection by the Hood during the ComicBook/DarkReign, and a full FaceHeelTurn and crossing the MoralEventHorizon by murdering G.W. Bridge, making him and his former friend enemies.

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* ComicBook/ThePunisher's friend and ally David "Microchip" Lieberman was sort of an AntiVillain version (given how he was helping Frank). Formerly a legendary hacker in the early days of computer hacking, he finally messed up and was almost caught, leading to his nephew's death at ComicBook/TheKingpin's orders. He'd later hook up with the Punisher and use his skills to manage and launder his finances (i.e., the money Frank took from the criminals he kills), set-up and equip safehouses, train Castle in more "specialized" skills for his war on crime, [[TheScrounger obtain hard-to-get ammunition and equipment, equipment]], and at times, [[StraightMan be the voice of reason for Castle, Castle]], who was far-more obsessed than he was. Sadly, a falling out between the two led to Micro's death at the hands of rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Derek "Stone Cold" Smalls, Micro's later resurrection by the Hood during the ComicBook/DarkReign, and a full FaceHeelTurn and crossing the MoralEventHorizon by murdering G.W. Bridge, making him and his former friend enemies.
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