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23rd Mar '16 12:52:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Tracker}}'' had 'A Made Guy', where the alien Zin uses the Earth Mafia to reach some of his goals, and Cole goes undercover as a mobster.

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* ''{{Tracker}}'' ''Series/{{Tracker}}'' had 'A Made Guy', where the alien Zin uses the Earth Mafia to reach some of his goals, and Cole goes undercover as a mobster.
15th Mar '16 5:20:24 AM Kossage
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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the Matheson Crime Family is the oldest and most powerful crime syndicate in Maar Sul and is run by the House of Matheson who double as legitimate businessmen and nobles by day.
19th Feb '16 9:18:56 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* The main antagonists of ''Film/TheCandyTangerineMan'' are a group of Mafiosi trying to ruin the protagonist's pimping business.
30th Jan '16 8:59:16 AM nombretomado
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* One of the bonus levels in ''SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain'' has you playing as Gary Stoneman to assassinate a Mafia boss in Pescara, Italy with a [[OneBulletLeft one-bullet]] [[SnipingMission sniper rifle]].

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* One of the bonus levels in ''SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain'' ''VideoGame/SyphonFilterTheOmegaStrain'' has you playing as Gary Stoneman to assassinate a Mafia boss in Pescara, Italy with a [[OneBulletLeft one-bullet]] [[SnipingMission sniper rifle]].
23rd Jan '16 4:56:04 PM Eievie
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'''Kay Adams:''' Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don't have men killed!\\
'''Michael Corleone:''' Oh? Who's being naive, Kay?

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'''Kay Adams:''' Do you know how naive naïve you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don't have men killed!\\
'''Michael Corleone:''' Oh? Who's being naive, naïve, Kay?



Scary Italian (especially Sicilian) dudes with guns. Part tight-knit community, part protection racket, these ''paesani'' live by a code - which just happens to include ''vendetta'' (killing anyone who wrongs ''la famiglia'') and ''omertà'' (going to your [[TheDon Don]], rather than the cops, when you have trouble with a fellow Italian). Classically known as ''Cosa Nostra'' ("[[BuffySpeak our thing]]"), and also called "wiseguys". Although the power of the mafia (at least, the American mafia) has diminished sharply in recent years thanks to most of its bigger players either getting stuffed into prison or simply becoming too old to participate in the game, the mystique surrounding these organizations is so strong that they have almost replaced other established historical figures such as knights as [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster carriers of a romantic ideal]].

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Scary Italian (especially Sicilian) dudes with guns. Part tight-knit community, part protection racket, these ''paesani'' live by a code - -- which just happens to include ''vendetta'' (killing anyone who wrongs ''la famiglia'') and ''omertà'' (going to your [[TheDon Don]], rather than the cops, when you have trouble with a fellow Italian). Classically known as ''Cosa Nostra'' ("[[BuffySpeak our thing]]"), and also called "wiseguys". Although the power of the mafia (at least, the American mafia) has diminished sharply in recent years thanks to most of its bigger players either getting stuffed into prison or simply becoming too old to participate in the game, the mystique surrounding these organizations is so strong that they have almost replaced other established historical figures such as knights as [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster carriers of a romantic ideal]].



** We later meet the Millefiore Family, which is possibly even worse than any instance of the mafia around ''today'', mainly because they control the world, and their leader seems [[CloudCuckoolander wacky enough]], [[CuteAndPsycho but]] [[EvilOverlord he's quite unpleasant...]] [[white: Or used to be...]]

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** We later meet the Millefiore Family, which is possibly even worse than any instance of the mafia around ''today'', mainly because they control the world, and their leader seems [[CloudCuckoolander wacky enough]], [[CuteAndPsycho but]] [[EvilOverlord he's quite unpleasant...]] unpleasant…]] [[white: Or used to be...]]be…]]



* There are three books called ''Malavita'' - Italian both for "underworld" and "pest/annoyance". The first, by Tonino Benacquista, was made into film ''Film/{{Malavita}}'' which stars RobertDeNiro and MichellePfeiffer, and how the family deals with everyday annoyances. The second, by Wendy Newman, follows Sarah who moves to Florida to escape her Mafia ex. The third is a prequel to the Blood and Honor series, showing how Enrico's family was killed by Mafia associates and his rise to being the next Don.

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* There are three books called ''Malavita'' - -- Italian both for "underworld" and "pest/annoyance". The first, by Tonino Benacquista, was made into film ''Film/{{Malavita}}'' which stars RobertDeNiro and MichellePfeiffer, and how the family deals with everyday annoyances. The second, by Wendy Newman, follows Sarah who moves to Florida to escape her Mafia ex. The third is a prequel to the Blood and Honor series, showing how Enrico's family was killed by Mafia associates and his rise to being the next Don.



* In ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''there is an episode (''Mia Famiglia'') where a relative from Italy visits New York, the extended Barone family are speaking Italian around the dinner table. Debra Barone is excluded as she speaks no Italian at all. But she understands the word ''Mafia'' when it is spoken[[note]] - the context is of a Barone ancestor who heroically fought ''against'' the Mafia. but Debra does not know this.[[/note]] and jumps to exactly the wrong conclusion.

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* In ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''there is an episode (''Mia Famiglia'') where a relative from Italy visits New York, the extended Barone family are speaking Italian around the dinner table. Debra Barone is excluded as she speaks no Italian at all. But she understands the word ''Mafia'' when it is spoken[[note]] - -- the context is of a Barone ancestor who heroically fought ''against'' the Mafia. but Debra does not know this.[[/note]] and jumps to exactly the wrong conclusion.



* The Mafia makes several appearances in ''Series/{{CSI}}'', unsurprisingly considering [[UsefulNotes/LasVegas the location]]. ''CSINewYork'' also dealt with a New York branch, and particularly, The Tanglewood Boys, a gang of Mafioso youth. Early on, any Mafia episode usually contains a [[BlatantLies "...but the Mafia haven't been active in UsefulNotes/LasVegas since the 80s"]] line. Don't want to [[TheMasquerade scare away the tourists]], after all.

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* The Mafia makes several appearances in ''Series/{{CSI}}'', unsurprisingly considering [[UsefulNotes/LasVegas the location]]. ''CSINewYork'' also dealt with a New York branch, and particularly, The Tanglewood Boys, a gang of Mafioso youth. Early on, any Mafia episode usually contains a [[BlatantLies "...but "…but the Mafia haven't been active in UsefulNotes/LasVegas since the 80s"]] line. Don't want to [[TheMasquerade scare away the tourists]], after all.



* Even the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' had its share, with a few branches of the [[http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Giovanni Giovanni]], a [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade vampire]] mob with necromantic power. As Gary puts it in ''[[VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines]]'': "Spaghetti and corpses, boss."

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* Even the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' had its share, with a few branches of the [[http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Giovanni Giovanni]], a [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade vampire]] mob with necromantic power. As Gary puts it in ''[[VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines Vampire: The Masquerade - -- Bloodlines]]'': "Spaghetti and corpses, boss."



* ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'' and its sequel, based on the [[ComicBook/TheDarkness comic series of the same name]], stars Jackie Estacado, a mafia hitman who inherits an ancient evil and uses it to help him fend off his crazy Uncle Paulie...who happens to be the Don.

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* ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'' and its sequel, based on the [[ComicBook/TheDarkness comic series of the same name]], stars Jackie Estacado, a mafia hitman who inherits an ancient evil and uses it to help him fend off his crazy Uncle Paulie...Paulie… who happens to be the Don.



* For the first time in....'''ever''', the main cast of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' are all citizens of the Lucis kingdom ruled and defended by the Caelum Mafia family. The main character, Noctis Lucis Caelum, is effectively (and literally) a [[MafiaPrincess Mafia Prince]].

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* For the first time in....in… '''ever''', the main cast of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' are all citizens of the Lucis kingdom ruled and defended by the Caelum Mafia family. The main character, Noctis Lucis Caelum, is effectively (and literally) a [[MafiaPrincess Mafia Prince]].



* Ironically, Mafia godfather Joe Columbo forged a second career organising the Italian-American Anti-Defamation and Equal Rights campaign, to highlight and argue against this very point - while all the time creaming off charitable donations as part of his ongoing Mafia activities. Incredibly, many American politicians and TV opinion-formers supported Columbo to the hilt, while not stopping to reflect on the coincidence that the Italian-American anti-defamation league was headed by a man known to be a high-level mafioso godfather.... Columbo was eventually assassinated in 1971 on the orders of other Mafia bosses who were concerned about his high profile activities and lack of ''omerta''.

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* Ironically, Mafia godfather Joe Columbo forged a second career organising the Italian-American Anti-Defamation and Equal Rights campaign, to highlight and argue against this very point - -- while all the time creaming off charitable donations as part of his ongoing Mafia activities. Incredibly, many American politicians and TV opinion-formers supported Columbo to the hilt, while not stopping to reflect on the coincidence that the Italian-American anti-defamation league was headed by a man known to be a high-level mafioso godfather.... godfather… Columbo was eventually assassinated in 1971 on the orders of other Mafia bosses who were concerned about his high profile activities and lack of ''omerta''.



''That's a real nice trope page you got here. Lots of work building this thing up. [[ShameIfSomethingHappened It'd be a shame if something were to happen to it...]]''

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''That's a real nice trope page you got here. Lots of work building this thing up. [[ShameIfSomethingHappened It'd be a shame if something were to happen to it...]]''it…]]''
23rd Jan '16 3:08:57 PM Dravencour
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* [[PsychoLesbian "Iron Goldie"]], the nemesis of Rally Vincent from ''Manga/GunsmithCats'', and her people. She's from Sicily.

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* [[PsychoLesbian "Iron Goldie"]], Goldie Musou]], the nemesis of Rally Vincent from ''Manga/GunsmithCats'', and her people. She's from Sicily.
23rd Jan '16 3:05:21 PM Dravencour
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3rd Jan '16 3:44:36 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/NickVelvet'': Nick (who is Italian-American) gets involved with the Mafia in "The Theft of the Mafia Cat". He notes that a number of guys from his old neighborhood ended up joining the Mafia.
31st Dec '15 5:14:10 PM Angelus25
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** The Kingpin, head of New York City's criminal empire.

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** The Kingpin, head of New York City's criminal empire.empire, though he's not Italian.
27th Dec '15 4:29:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''SkullGirls'' features the Medici family, who are a particularly nasty bunch. [[PerkyFemaleMinion Cerebella]] is the only playable character who are a part of the mafia but several characters have histories tied to them. Ms. Fortune and the band of thieves she was in were murdered by Medici assassins, but [[ImmortalityInducer she survived]]. Peacock and [[spoiler: Marie]] were captured by slavers funded by the Medici and Squigly was killed by the Medici when they attacked her family due to her mother obtaining the [[McGuffin Skull Heart]]

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* ''SkullGirls'' ''VideoGame/SkullGirls'' features the Medici family, who are a particularly nasty bunch. [[PerkyFemaleMinion Cerebella]] is the only playable character who are a part of the mafia but several characters have histories tied to them. Ms. Fortune and the band of thieves she was in were murdered by Medici assassins, but [[ImmortalityInducer she survived]]. Peacock and [[spoiler: Marie]] were captured by slavers funded by the Medici and Squigly was killed by the Medici when they attacked her family due to her mother obtaining the [[McGuffin Skull Heart]]
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