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10th Sep '16 1:00:43 PM MacedonianKing
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* Uncle Enzo from ''Literature/SnowCrash''.

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* Uncle Enzo from ''Literature/SnowCrash''.''Literature/SnowCrash'', possibly the most legitimatly benevolent example in fiction.
29th Aug '16 11:18:16 PM Hanz
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* Aria T'Loak in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is the ruler of the WretchedHive Omega. While not referred to as "Don" (it is assumed that she is female but the Asari are a OneGenderRace), she has the entire crime life on Omega in her pocket and shows many of the mannerisms associated with this trope. She's also big on keeping the (relative) peace in Omega. The third game shows that her power seems to extend beyond Omega, as she's capable of bypassing Citadel customs [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections simply by calling up the Asari Councilor]].

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* Aria T'Loak in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is the ruler of the WretchedHive Omega. While not referred to as "Don" (it is assumed that she is female but the Asari are a OneGenderRace), she has the entire crime life on Omega in her pocket and shows many of the mannerisms associated with this trope. She's also big on keeping the (relative) peace in Omega. The third game shows that her power seems to extend beyond Omega, as she's capable of bypassing Citadel customs [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections simply by calling up the Asari Councilor]].Councilor]] and she can potentially end up controlling three of the biggest [=PMCs=] of the galaxy.
25th Aug '16 8:07:12 PM Hanz
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* Mr. Big from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' is Tundratown's most notorious crime boss (right down to being [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed a parody of Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone]]), despite being [[TheNapoleon a diminutive arctic shrew]]. Judy is lucky enough to get in his good graces by [[IOweYouMyLife saving his daughter's life]].

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* Mr. Big from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' is Tundratown's most notorious crime boss (right down to being [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed a parody of Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone]]), despite being [[TheNapoleon [[MisterBig a diminutive arctic shrew]]. Judy is lucky enough to get in his good graces by [[IOweYouMyLife saving his daughter's life]].
25th Aug '16 7:33:14 PM Hanz
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--> '''Aria:''' I'm the [[TheDon Boss]], CEO, Queen if you're feeling dramatic. It doesn't matter. Omega has no titled ruler and only one rule - ''[[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Dont. Fuck. With Aria.]]'' [[SlasherSmile (smiles)]]

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--> '''Aria:''' I'm the [[TheDon Boss]], CEO, Queen if you're feeling dramatic. It doesn't matter. Omega has no titled ruler and only one rule - ''[[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Dont.Don't. Fuck. With Aria.]]'' [[SlasherSmile (smiles)]]


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* In the ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' games, Daigo Dojima is the current Sixth Chairman of the Tojo Clan. Series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu was temporarily made the Fourth Chairman in the first game before he chose to step down to raise his adopted daughter.
15th Aug '16 10:24:53 PM Eoppen
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* Capa Vencarlo Barsavi in ''Literature/GentlemanBastard'' fits this trope perfectly.
12th Aug '16 6:30:07 AM AtticusOmundson
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This is ThePatriarch of a crime family--most often, as CaptainObvious would suggest, TheMafia. He is [[TheChessmaster shrewd]], [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim ruthless]], and better not be crossed. Often he will hold to [[MoralSociopathy an arcane code of honor, which is]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality perhaps incomprehensible to non-mobsters]]. He will be very protective of his [[TheClan family]] and he will ensure that his [[MafiaPrincess dear little girl]] wants for nothing, all while [[EvilParentsWantGoodKids maintaining the illusion of morality]]. Unlike other villains this type is often fairly GenreSavvy. Quite likely he did read the EvilOverlordList. Also more likely (but not necessary) than many villain archetypes to be an AntiVillain or at least showing that EvenEvilHasStandards, whose sole interest is in keeping the peace in his town and the money flowing.

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This is ThePatriarch of a crime family--most often, as CaptainObvious would suggest, TheMafia. He is [[TheChessmaster shrewd]], [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim ruthless]], and better not be crossed. Often he will hold to [[MoralSociopathy an arcane code of honor, which is]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality perhaps incomprehensible to non-mobsters]]. He will be very protective of his [[TheClan family]] and he will ensure that his [[MafiaPrincess dear little girl]] wants for nothing, all while [[EvilParentsWantGoodKids maintaining the illusion of morality]]. Unlike other villains this type is often fairly GenreSavvy. Quite likely he did read the EvilOverlordList. After all, you don't rise to become the head of dozens if not hundreds of individuals by being careless. Also more likely (but not necessary) than many villain archetypes to be an AntiVillain or at least showing that EvenEvilHasStandards, whose sole interest is in keeping the peace in his town and the money flowing.
29th Jul '16 3:59:18 PM DocWildNole
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* Colonel Bozzo-Corona, the il'Padre d'Ogni (Allfather) of Literature/TheBlackCoats is perhaps the UrExample

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* Colonel Bozzo-Corona, the il'Padre d'Ogni (Allfather) of Literature/TheBlackCoats is perhaps the UrExampleUrExample.
* Vito and Michael Corleone in ''TheGodfather'', TropeCodifier before the (deservedly lauded) movies.
20th Jun '16 10:12:39 AM DaibhidC
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* In the Contemporary Arc of ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] is a mafia don.

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* In the Contemporary Arc of ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] is [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2949.htm a mafia don.don]].
20th Apr '16 4:25:40 AM Andyroid
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* Mr. Big from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' is Tundratown's most notorious crime boss (right down to being [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed a parody of Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone]]), despite being [[TheNapoleon a diminutive arctic shrew]]. Judy is lucky enough to get in his good graces by [[IOweYouMyLife saving his daughter's life]].
16th Apr '16 12:47:26 PM Gregzilla
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* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' has the infamous Don Weazo, leader of a group of criminal weasels and owner of the Rock Solid.

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* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' has the infamous Don Weazo, leader of a group of [[WickedWeasel criminal weasels weasels]] and owner of the Rock Solid.
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