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24th Sep '16 8:12:59 AM Rmpdc
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* ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'' is all about La Cosa Nostra. [[VideoGame/MafiaII And it's got a sequel]].

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* ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'' is all about La Cosa Nostra. [[VideoGame/MafiaII And it's got a sequel]].got]] [[VideoGame/MafiaIII two sequels]].
22nd Sep '16 10:33:37 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' has an Italian gang (a literal crime family composed of brothers and cousins) trying to move in on the rackets in Atlantic City. Important Mafia figures like 'Lucky' Luciano, Johnny Torrio, UsefulNotes/AlCapone and Joe Masseria also feature prominently. The main Gang boss, Enoch Thompson and many of his allies are Irish-American whilst the often forgotten but very powerful [[KosherNostra Jewish Mafia]] are represented by New York Boss Arnold Rothstein and his protegé, Meyer Lansky.

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* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' has the D'Alessio Brothers, an Italian gang (a (and a literal crime family composed of brothers and cousins) trying to move in on the rackets in Atlantic City. Important Mafia figures like 'Lucky' Luciano, Johnny Torrio, UsefulNotes/AlCapone and Joe Masseria also feature prominently. The main Gang boss, Enoch "Nucky" Thompson and many of his allies are Irish-American whilst the often forgotten but very powerful [[KosherNostra Jewish Mafia]] are represented by New York Boss Arnold Rothstein and his protegé, Meyer Lansky.
18th Sep '16 1:56:58 PM kazokuhouou
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* ''Town of Salem'', a flash based web browser game, has Mafia as one of the random alignments to play as. The members of all alignments are chosen at random from a pre-selected list by the server or by the room's host.

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* ''Town of Salem'', ''VideoGame/TownOfSalem'', a flash based web browser game, has Mafia as one of the random alignments to play as. The There are three members in Classic Mode (the Godfather, the Mafioso, and the Framer), Custom, Rapid and All Any mode can have up to five members (role selection being the previous three, Blackmailer, Janitor, Consigliere, Consort, Disguiser, and Forger) and Rainbow Mode can have a max of all alignments are chosen at three (the Godfather, the Mafioso, and possibly a third random from a pre-selected list by role if it's the server or by 'Any' role). Amnesiacs can also remember that they were in the room's host.mafia and join in.
7th Sep '16 10:49:20 AM JackTheHammer
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* ''Anime/NinetyOneDays'' takes place in TheRoaringTwenties middle America and focuses on three mafia families: the Vanettis, the Orcos, and the Galassias, and protagonist Avilio Bruno's quest for vengeance against the Vanettis.
29th Aug '16 2:00:17 PM Njein
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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'' were able to speak to a real member of the Mafia, who provided some of his 'boys' for crowd-control on-set. In exchange, he made several requests, one of which was that the word 'mafia' be removed from the script (the director agreed, which was easy enough to do -- considering that it wasn't in the script in the first place). 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'' 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'' were able to speak to Joe Colombo, a real member of Mafia boss (who would go on to forge a 2nd career organizing the Mafia, Italian-American Anti-Defamation and Equal Rights campaign) who provided some of his 'boys' for crowd-control on-set. In exchange, he made several requests, one of which was that the word 'mafia' be removed from the script (the director agreed, which was easy enough to do -- considering that it wasn't in the script in the first place). 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.
22nd Aug '16 10:50:01 AM Njein
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* Ironically, Mafia godfather Joe Colombo forged a second career organizing the Italian-American Anti-Defamation and Equal Rights campaign, to highlight and argue against this very point -- while all the time siphoning off the charitable donations to his ongoing Mafia activities. Incredibly, many American politicians and TV opinion-formers supported Colombo to a T, 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 mob boss. As a result of his activities, the other Mafia bosses became enraged and marked him for death. On June 8, 1971 Colombo arrived at his second annual “Italian-American Unity Day” rally. Thousands were in attendance along with Congressmen and entertainers. As Colombo made his way to the stage, he was shot several times by an African-American man named Jerome Johnson, who was wearing journalist credentials. He held a camera in one hand, and a pistol in the other. Several men, including Colombo’s son, jumped on Johnson. At that point, one of Colombo's bodyguards quickly reached Johnson and shot him in the stomach several times. The shooting did not kill Colombo but it left him paralyzed and permanently incapacitated for the last seven years of his life; he died of natural causes on May 22, 1978. It was rumored that the Colombo hit was ordered by rival Mafia bosses, who felt it brought unwanted attention to their activities, and that Colombo ignored their concerns regarding the Italian-American Civil Rights League.

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* Ironically, Mafia godfather Joe Colombo forged a second career organizing the Italian-American Anti-Defamation and Equal Rights campaign, to highlight and argue against this very point -- while all the time siphoning off the charitable donations to fund his ongoing Mafia activities. Incredibly, many American politicians politicians, activists and TV opinion-formers supported Colombo to a T, while not stopping to reflect on the coincidence that the Italian-American anti-defamation league Anti-Defamation League was headed by a man known to be a high-level mob boss. As mobster. Despite repeated warnings to stop this, Colombo continued to do this, and as a result of his activities, result, the other Mafia bosses became enraged and marked him for death. On June 8, 1971 1971, Colombo arrived at his second annual “Italian-American Unity Day” rally. Thousands were rally, with thousands in attendance along with Congressmen several congressmen and entertainers. As Colombo made his way to the stage, he was shot several times by an African-American man named Jerome Johnson, who was wearing journalist credentials. He held a camera in one hand, and a pistol in the other. Several men, including Colombo’s son, jumped on Johnson. At Johnson; at that point, one of Colombo's bodyguards quickly reached Johnson and shot him in the stomach several times. The shooting did not kill Colombo instantly but it left him paralyzed and permanently incapacitated him for the last seven years of his life; he later died of natural causes on May 22, 1978. It was rumored that the Colombo hit was ordered by rival Mafia bosses, who felt it brought unwanted attention to their activities, and that Colombo ignored their concerns regarding the Italian-American Civil Rights League.
22nd Aug '16 3:18:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''RoadToPerdition'' deals with the Looney mob, the Capone mob, and one soldier who seeks revenge against his former bosses for betraying him and murdering his family.

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* ''RoadToPerdition'' ''ComicBook/RoadToPerdition'' deals with the Looney mob, the Capone mob, and one soldier who seeks revenge against his former bosses for betraying him and murdering his family.


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* ''ComicBook/{{Family}}'': The Odysseus Family are a Sicilian crime family with [[SuperpowerfulGenetics superpowers because of their bloodline]].
7th Aug '16 4:33:54 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', TV series director Dee Vasquez is known to have connections with the Mafia ({{Yakuza}} [[CulturalTranslation in the original Japanese version]]). She uses these connections to [[spoiler:make an attempt on Phoenix's and Maya's lives after they cconfront her with some crucial evidence, and it's only thanks to a BigDamnHeroes moment from Detective Gumshoe that she doesn't get away with it.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', TV series director Dee Vasquez is known to have connections with the Mafia ({{Yakuza}} [[CulturalTranslation in the original Japanese version]]). She uses these connections to [[spoiler:make an attempt on Phoenix's and Maya's lives after they cconfront confront her with some crucial evidence, and it's only thanks to a BigDamnHeroes moment from Detective Gumshoe that she doesn't get away with it.]]
7th Aug '16 4:33:38 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', TV series director Dee Vasquez is known to have connects with the Mafia ({{Yakuza}} [[CulturalTranslation in the original Japanese version]]). She uses these connections to [[spoiler:make an attempt on Phoenix's and Maya's lives after they cconfront her with some crucial evidence, and it's only thanks to a BigDamnHeroes moment from Detective Gumshoe that she doesn't get away with it.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', TV series director Dee Vasquez is known to have connects connections with the Mafia ({{Yakuza}} [[CulturalTranslation in the original Japanese version]]). She uses these connections to [[spoiler:make an attempt on Phoenix's and Maya's lives after they cconfront her with some crucial evidence, and it's only thanks to a BigDamnHeroes moment from Detective Gumshoe that she doesn't get away with it.]]
7th Aug '16 4:33:05 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', TV series director Dee Vasquez is known to have connects with the Mafia ({{Yakuza}} [[CulturalTranslation in the original Japanese version]]). She uses these connections to [[spoiler:make an attempt on Phoenix's and Maya's lives after they cconfront her with some crucial evidence, and it's only thanks to a BigDamnheroes moment from Detective Gumshoe that she doesn't get away with it.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', TV series director Dee Vasquez is known to have connects with the Mafia ({{Yakuza}} [[CulturalTranslation in the original Japanese version]]). She uses these connections to [[spoiler:make an attempt on Phoenix's and Maya's lives after they cconfront her with some crucial evidence, and it's only thanks to a BigDamnheroes BigDamnHeroes moment from Detective Gumshoe that she doesn't get away with it.]]
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