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13th Dec '16 8:42:43 AM Njein
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* Mario Puzo based Vito Corleone off of several real-life Mafia bosses, including Carlo Gambino, Frank Costello, Joe Bonanno, Tommy Lucchese, Charles Luciano, Santo Trafficante Sr., Raymond Patriarca Sr., Angelo Bruno, Russell Bufalino, Tony Accardo and Carlos Marcello.
** His son Michael was loosely based on Bill Bonanno (the son of Joe Bonanno), Santo Trafficante Jr. (the son of Santo Sr.), Tommy Gambino (the son of Carlo Gambino), Ray Patriarca Jr. (the son of Raymond Patriarca Sr.)

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* Mario Puzo based Vito Corleone off of several real-life Mafia bosses, including Carlo Gambino, Frank Costello, Joe Bonanno, Tommy Lucchese, Charles Luciano, Santo Trafficante Sr., Raymond Patriarca Sr., Angelo Bruno, Russell Bufalino, Tony Accardo Accardo, Sam DeCavalcante, Frank Balistrieri and Carlos Marcello.
** His son Michael was loosely based on Bill Bonanno (the son of Joe Bonanno), Santo Trafficante Jr. (the son of Santo Sr.), Tommy Gambino (the son of Carlo Gambino), and Ray Patriarca Jr. (the son of Raymond Patriarca Sr.)
13th Dec '16 8:36:50 AM Njein
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* Carlo Gambino, who many people believe Mario Puzo based Vito Corleone off of.

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* Carlo Gambino, who many people believe Mario Puzo based Vito Corleone off of.of several real-life Mafia bosses, including Carlo Gambino, Frank Costello, Joe Bonanno, Tommy Lucchese, Charles Luciano, Santo Trafficante Sr., Raymond Patriarca Sr., Angelo Bruno, Russell Bufalino, Tony Accardo and Carlos Marcello.
** His son Michael was loosely based on Bill Bonanno (the son of Joe Bonanno), Santo Trafficante Jr. (the son of Santo Sr.), Tommy Gambino (the son of Carlo Gambino), Ray Patriarca Jr. (the son of Raymond Patriarca Sr.)
12th Dec '16 2:13:54 AM Morgenthaler
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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 [[MisterBig 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 [[MisterBig a diminutive arctic shrew]]. Judy is lucky enough to get in his good graces by [[IOweYouMyLife saving his daughter's life]].
12th Dec '16 2:12:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Vito and Michael Corleone in ''TheGodfather'', TropeCodifier before the (deservedly lauded) movies.

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* Vito and Michael Corleone in ''TheGodfather'', ''Literature/TheGodfather'', TropeCodifier before the (deservedly lauded) movies.
12th Dec '16 2:11:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/FearCity'': Matt Rossi visits his old employer in the Italian district for advice on how to deal with the elusive killer who is carving up his girls.

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* ''Film/FearCity'': Matt Rossi visits his old employer in the Italian district for advice on how to deal with the elusive killer who is carving up his girls.strippers.
28th Nov '16 5:49:51 AM Dravencour
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The Oyabun is his {{Yakuza}} counterpart.

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The Oyabun is his the Don's {{Yakuza}} counterpart.
counterpart, while in TheTriadsAndTheTongs, he's known as the Mountain Master or the Dragon's Head.
2nd Nov '16 7:12:09 AM Hanz
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** The Penguin currently fills this role in Gotham City, having retired from committing crimes personally - for the most part.



* The Penguin currently fills this role in Gotham City, having retired from committing crimes personally - for the most part.
31st Oct '16 9:36:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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]] and she can potentially end up controlling three of the biggest [[PrivateMilitaryContractor PMCs]] of the galaxy.

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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]] and she can potentially end up controlling three of the biggest [[PrivateMilitaryContractor [[PrivateMilitaryContractors PMCs]] of the galaxy.
31st Oct '16 9:34:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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]] and she can potentially end up controlling three of the biggest [=PMCs=] of the galaxy.

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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]] and she can potentially end up controlling three of the biggest [=PMCs=] [[PrivateMilitaryContractor PMCs]] of the galaxy.



* While [[{{Pokemon}} Team Rocket]] falls squarely under TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily, Giovanni is TheDon through and through. He even later on picks up a fedora/long coat/corsage combo. However, unlike most examples here, he seems to put his family below his organization.

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* While [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Team Rocket]] falls squarely under TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily, Giovanni is TheDon through and through. He even later on picks up a fedora/long coat/corsage combo. However, unlike most examples here, he seems to put his family below his organization.
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.
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