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8th May '18 10:53:10 AM zeroflyingwherever
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The Mark is a role in TheCon, the ''target'' of [[TheTale the Roper]] in the CaperCrew. In other words, this is the sucker who's supposed to fall for the Con and wind up much shorter on money and/or pride if the hucksters succeed. The Mark is sometimes called "the pigeon". There's OneBornEveryMinute.

In media, the Mark can be a sympathetic protagonist, a JerkAss who got what he deserved, or anywhere in between. He is never entirely innocent, however; a Con inevitably works by appealing to a character's greed or a desire to get something for nothing.

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The Mark is a role in TheCon, the ''target'' of [[TheTale the Roper]] in the CaperCrew. In other words, this This is the sucker who's supposed to fall for the Con TheCon and wind up much shorter on money and/or pride if the hucksters succeed.succeed. The Mark is a ''target'' in TheCon, frequently the target of [[TheTale the Roper]] in the CaperCrew. The Mark is sometimes called "the pigeon". There's OneBornEveryMinute.

In media, the Mark can be a sympathetic protagonist, a JerkAss who got what he deserved, or anywhere in between. He is never rarely entirely innocent, however; a Con inevitably works by appealing to a character's greed or a desire to get something for nothing.
22nd Sep '17 9:15:37 PM Jeduthun
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The Mark is a role in TheCon, the ''target'' of [[TheTale the Roper]] in the CaperCrew. In other words, this is the sucker who's supposed to fall for the Con and wind up much shorter on money and/or pride if the hucksters succeed. The Mark is sometimes called "the pigeon".

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The Mark is a role in TheCon, the ''target'' of [[TheTale the Roper]] in the CaperCrew. In other words, this is the sucker who's supposed to fall for the Con and wind up much shorter on money and/or pride if the hucksters succeed. The Mark is sometimes called "the pigeon".
pigeon". There's OneBornEveryMinute.
21st Jun '17 3:49:04 PM Chariset
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Looks like there's a sting operation going on! The Mark is a role in TheCon, the ''target'' of [[TheTale the Roper]] in the CaperCrew. To a great extent the nature of the mark defines whether the ConMan is operating as a {{Trickster}} who is initiating an awakening, or is simply a {{Villain}}. The Mark is often called "the pigeon" by The Con.

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Looks like there's a sting operation going on! The Mark is a role in TheCon, the ''target'' of [[TheTale the Roper]] in the CaperCrew. To a great extent In other words, this is the nature of sucker who's supposed to fall for the mark defines whether Con and wind up much shorter on money and/or pride if the ConMan is operating as a {{Trickster}} who is initiating an awakening, or is simply a {{Villain}}. hucksters succeed. The Mark is often sometimes called "the pigeon" pigeon".

In media, the Mark can be a sympathetic protagonist, a JerkAss who got what he deserved, or anywhere in between. He is never entirely innocent, however; a Con inevitably works
by The Con.
appealing to a character's greed or a desire to get something for nothing.
26th Mar '17 1:06:06 PM nombretomado
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* The [[OceansEleven Ocean's Trilogy]] - Benedict in Eleven, Bank in Thirteen.

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* The [[OceansEleven [[Film/OceansEleven Ocean's Trilogy]] - Benedict in Eleven, Bank in Thirteen.
30th Jan '17 1:24:42 PM Moonstreak
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-->--'''Doc Scratch, Homestuck'''


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-->--'''Doc Scratch, Homestuck'''

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19th Oct '16 1:32:50 PM ANTMuddle
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Looks like there's a sting operation going on! The Mark is a role in TheCon, the ''target'' of TheTale. To a great extent the nature of the mark defines whether the ConMan is operating as a {{Trickster}} who is initiating an awakening, or is simply a {{Villain}}. The Mark is often called "the pigeon" by The Con.

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Looks like there's a sting operation going on! The Mark is a role in TheCon, the ''target'' of TheTale.[[TheTale the Roper]] in the CaperCrew. To a great extent the nature of the mark defines whether the ConMan is operating as a {{Trickster}} who is initiating an awakening, or is simply a {{Villain}}. The Mark is often called "the pigeon" by The Con.
18th May '16 2:43:13 PM LongTallShorty64
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* The town of Walton, and then June Mills in ''Film/{{Fallen Angel|1945}}''.
3rd Mar '16 8:28:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Fisher is the mark in ''{{Inception}}''.

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* Fisher is the mark in ''{{Inception}}''.''Film/{{Inception}}''.
24th Oct '15 7:20:17 AM AnotherGuy
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Looks like there's a sting operation going on! The Mark is a role in TheCon, the ''target'' of TheTale. To a great extent the nature of the mark defines whether the ConMan is operating as a {{Trickster}} who is initiating an awakening, or is simply a {{Villain}}.

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Looks like there's a sting operation going on! The Mark is a role in TheCon, the ''target'' of TheTale. To a great extent the nature of the mark defines whether the ConMan is operating as a {{Trickster}} who is initiating an awakening, or is simply a {{Villain}}.
{{Villain}}. The Mark is often called "the pigeon" by The Con.
31st Aug '15 12:57:57 PM eyebones
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Going Postal'' is essentially a battle between two conmen. To the villain, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Reacher Gilt]], TheMark is the entire city of Ankh-Morpork, and the other members of the board of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company. To the hero, [[LoveableRogue (mostly) reformed conman]] Moist von Lipwig, the mark is Reacher Gilt.
** In his next appearance, ''Making Money'', Moist has moved up to making the city his mark -- with the trick being that the "con" is moving them from the gold standard to paper money. He's not entirely certain if this is because is ''is'' a con, or if he [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer just thinks that way]], or if a con believed by enough people for long enough [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve becomes something else entirely]].

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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Going Postal'' is essentially a battle between two conmen. To the villain, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Reacher Gilt]], TheMark is the entire city of Ankh-Morpork, and the other members of the board of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company. To the hero, [[LoveableRogue (mostly) reformed conman]] Moist von Lipwig, the mark is Reacher Gilt.
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Gilt. In his next appearance, ''Making Money'', Moist has moved up to making the city his mark -- with the trick being that the "con" is moving them from the gold standard to paper money. He's not entirely certain if this is because is ''is'' a con, or if he [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer just thinks that way]], or if a con believed by enough people for long enough [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve becomes something else entirely]].
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