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15th May '18 1:25:21 PM AHI-3000
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* The Italian Mafia are featured as one of several prison gangs in ''{{Series/Oz}}''.
* ''Series/TheSopranos'' revolves around the lives and affairs of a New Jersey crime family. The show finally put an end to the popular cliche of mobsters acting like [=1940s=] era gangsters from ''Film/TheGodfather''.

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* The Italian Mafia are featured as one of several prison gangs in ''{{Series/Oz}}''.
* ''Series/TheSopranos'' revolves around the lives and affairs of a New Jersey the [=DiMeo=] crime family. The family in New Jersey, led by [[TheDon Tony]] [[VillainProtagonist Soprano]]. Due to being set in the 2000s, the show finally put an end to the popular cliche of mobsters acting like [=1940s=] 1940s era gangsters from ''Film/TheGodfather''.''Film/TheGodfather'', and took much more influence from ''{{Film/Goodfellas}}''.
* ''{{Series/Oz}}'' featured the Italian Mafia as one of several prison gangs fighting for control of the [[HellholePrison Oswald State Penitentiary]].
27th Apr '18 7:20:17 PM Willbyr
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19th Apr '18 4:08:24 PM AHI-3000
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* ''{{Film/Goodfellas}}'', a drama [[BasedOnATrueStory inspired by the real-life tale]] of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Hill Henry Hill]], an associate of the Lucchese crime family. Unlike ''The Godfather'', it concerns itself more with the "working-class" mob, rather than the bosses, with several of the protagonists aspiring to get "made" as full members.
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* ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''. Unlike ''The Godfather,'' it concerns itself more with the "working-class" mob, rather than the bosses, with several of the protagonists aspiring to get "made".
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11th Apr '18 9:19:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has 'Gentleman' Johnny Marcone, Kingpin of Chicago, especially after Dresden incinerates Bianca and her fellow vampires. A cold, calm and ruthless GenreSavvy BadassNormal, he rises to become (with Dresden's help) the Accorded Baron of Chicago under the Unseelie Accords, the first pure mortal Freeholding Lord, meaning that he's effectively its acknowledged ruler under supernatural law. He arguably rules the mundane side of things as well. He doesn't fall into any of the clichés, save for presenting a front as a legitimate businessman - and it's suggested that he does own significant legitimate business holdings as well - and a cold sense of honour, manifesting as a [[IGaveMyWord strict adherence to his given word]], a protectiveness of children which was sparked by [[spoiler: a little girl getting caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting in which a young Marcone was involved - the consequences of which, incidentally, are directly responsible for the events of the first, fifth and tenth books, and indirectly responsible for part of the ninth]]. He responded by swiftly ascending to the top of the Chicago underworld [[spoiler: (disposing of the shooter, the son of the previous Kingpin, in the process)]], "putting the 'civil' back in 'civil offender'", and personally executing any drug dealer or pimp who tries to exploit children in Chicago. This determination, ruthlessness, as well as a willingness to accept the supernatural and employ people to counter it (he tries to buy Dresden several times in the first two books, before moving on), makes him by far one of the most dangerous characters in the series, despite being entirely human (probably). Dresden can't pigeonhole him as 'scum, criminal' (to his immense irritation) and they frequently pull an EnemyMine, with the constant awareness that they are eventually going to go head to head and only one of them will walk away. As of the end of ''Literature/SkinGame'', it seems that all bets are off.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has 'Gentleman' Johnny Marcone, Kingpin of Chicago, especially after Dresden incinerates Bianca and her fellow vampires. A cold, calm calm, savvy and ruthless GenreSavvy BadassNormal, he rises to become (with Dresden's help) the Accorded Baron of Chicago under the Unseelie Accords, the first pure mortal Freeholding Lord, meaning that he's effectively its acknowledged ruler under supernatural law. He arguably rules the mundane side of things as well. He doesn't fall into any of the clichés, save for presenting a front as a legitimate businessman - and it's suggested that he does own significant legitimate business holdings as well - and a cold sense of honour, manifesting as a [[IGaveMyWord strict adherence to his given word]], a protectiveness of children which was sparked by [[spoiler: a little girl getting caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting in which a young Marcone was involved - the consequences of which, incidentally, are directly responsible for the events of the first, fifth and tenth books, and indirectly responsible for part of the ninth]]. He responded by swiftly ascending to the top of the Chicago underworld [[spoiler: (disposing of the shooter, the son of the previous Kingpin, in the process)]], "putting the 'civil' back in 'civil offender'", and personally executing any drug dealer or pimp who tries to exploit children in Chicago. This determination, ruthlessness, as well as a willingness to accept the supernatural and employ people to counter it (he tries to buy Dresden several times in the first two books, before moving on), makes him by far one of the most dangerous characters in the series, despite being entirely human (probably). Dresden can't pigeonhole him as 'scum, criminal' (to his immense irritation) and they frequently pull an EnemyMine, with the constant awareness that they are eventually going to go head to head and only one of them will walk away. As of the end of ''Literature/SkinGame'', it seems that all bets are off.
16th Mar '18 4:55:14 PM Prfnoff
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* The premise of ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Vento Aureo]]''.

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* The premise of ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Vento Aureo]]''.''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo''.
13th Feb '18 12:02:46 PM AHI-3000
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* ''Film/TheGodfather'' is the TropeCodifier. The genesis of the modern media portrayal, though the actual word 'mafia' was [[NotUsingTheZWord notably absent]] from the film versions. (Ironically, it would go on to influence real-life mafia culture, particularly the [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster glamorous self-image]] that would be aspired to, and the word "godfather" itself.) The producers of ''The Godfather'' worked with the Italian-American Civil Rights League (which was known to have Mafia connections) to ensure that the movie was acceptable to the Mafia; they gave their blessing, with some conditions, notably that the script not use the terms "Mafia" (only used twice in the original script) or "la Cosa Nostra" (not used in the original script, although the novel credits the fictional Don Corleone with coining the term). The ''Godfather'' franchise made TheMafia an UnbuiltTrope, as it depicts the inherent weakness of the Mafia, leading up to its downfall. It also unbuilds some mafia-related tropes, such as NothingPersonal and ShameIfSomethingHappened.

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* ''Film/TheGodfather'' trilogy is the TropeCodifier. The genesis of the modern media portrayal, though the actual word 'mafia' was [[NotUsingTheZWord notably absent]] from the film versions.first film. (Ironically, it would go on to influence real-life mafia culture, particularly the [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster glamorous self-image]] that would be aspired to, and the word "godfather" itself.) The producers of ''The Godfather'' worked with the Italian-American Civil Rights League (which was known to have Mafia connections) to ensure that the movie was acceptable to the Mafia; they gave their blessing, with some conditions, notably that the script not use the terms "Mafia" (only used twice in the original script) or "la Cosa Nostra" (not used in the original script, although the novel credits the fictional Don Corleone with coining the term). The ''Godfather'' franchise made TheMafia an UnbuiltTrope, as it depicts the inherent weakness of the Mafia, leading up to its downfall. It also unbuilds some mafia-related tropes, such as NothingPersonal and ShameIfSomethingHappened.
31st Jan '18 8:05:23 PM AHI-3000
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** In "Mr. Monk is Someone Else", Monk goes on yet another undercover operation, in which he's disguised as a recently-deceased [[ProfessionalKiller Mafia assassin]] named Frank [=DePalma=] ([[EvilDoppelganger who is coincidentally an exact lookalike of him]]). Monk has to find out who [=DePalma=]'s intended target was, and prevent him from getting killed by the same crime family that hired the hitman in the first place.

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** In "Mr. Monk is Someone Else", Monk goes on yet another undercover operation, in which he's disguised as a recently-deceased [[ProfessionalKiller Mafia assassin]] named Frank [=DePalma=] ([[EvilDoppelganger who is coincidentally an exact lookalike of him]]). Monk has to find out who [=DePalma=]'s intended target was, and prevent save him from getting killed by the same crime family that hired the hitman in the first place.
31st Jan '18 7:54:47 PM AHI-3000
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[[caption-width-right:300:He'll make you an offer you can't refuse.]]

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31st Jan '18 5:01:51 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''UrbanRivals'' has their own Mafia group known as the Montana, who make money by terrorizing the citizens of Clint City.

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* ''UrbanRivals'' ''VideoGame/UrbanRivals'' has their own Mafia group known as the Montana, who make money by terrorizing the citizens of Clint City.
19th Jan '18 3:25:05 PM AHI-3000
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*** It should be noted that in real life, there is indeed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_crime_family a branch of the Mafia in San Francisco]], but they're very small and insignificant in the present day.

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*** It should be noted that in real life, there is was indeed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_crime_family a branch of the Mafia in San Francisco]], but now they're very small and insignificant powerless (and more-or-less defunct) in the present day.
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