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24th Jan '16 9:23:44 AM nombretomado
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* Darcy Parker in ''StrangersInParadise'' supposedly had Triad connections. Since she began her criminal empire in her native Hong Kong, this is not surprising.
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* Darcy Parker in ''StrangersInParadise'' ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' supposedly had Triad connections. Since she began her criminal empire in her native Hong Kong, this is not surprising.
15th Jan '16 3:16:21 PM erforce
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* Part of the backstory of DrNo. The titular doctor started out as the treasurer for a Tong, before running away with their money to continue his career.
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* Part of the backstory of DrNo. The the titular doctor of ''Literature/DrNo''. He started out as the treasurer for a Tong, before running away with their money to continue his career.
12th Jan '16 9:56:23 PM freesefan
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* Key to the plot of Creator/MichaelConnelly's novel ''9 Dragons''.
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* Key to the plot of Creator/MichaelConnelly's novel ''9 Dragons''.''Literature/NineDragons'', in which Harry Bosch's daughter is kidnapped by a Triad gang.
20th Dec '15 10:16:00 PM demonfiren
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* Time marches on. A "Tong" in Chinese can mean group, organization, association, club, etc. The liklihood of Tongs containing members who speak Chinese (or at least were ethnically Chinese born) is high, but the odds of it being a criminal organization is no higher than an Italian Restaurant today being a Mob front.
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* Time marches on. A "Tong" in Chinese can mean group, organization, association, club, etc. The liklihood likelihood of Tongs containing members who speak Chinese (or at least were ethnically Chinese born) is high, but the odds of it being a criminal organization is no higher than an Italian Restaurant today being a Mob front.
23rd Nov '15 7:04:09 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Film/KickAss and Justice Forever crash a Triad-run poker game to take down a human trafficker early in [[Film/Kickass2 the second movie]]. The Motherfucker also hires an ex-Triad enforcer (whom he dubs [[CaptainEthnic Genghis Carnage]]) to be part of the Toxic Mega Cunts.
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* Film/KickAss and Justice Forever crash a Triad-run poker game to take down a human trafficker early in [[Film/Kickass2 [[Film/KickAss2 the second movie]]. The Motherfucker also hires an ex-Triad enforcer (whom he dubs [[CaptainEthnic Genghis Carnage]]) to be part of the Toxic Mega Cunts.
23rd Nov '15 7:03:38 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Film/KickAss and Justice Forever crash a Triad-run poker game to take down a human trafficker early in [[Film/Kickass2 the second movie]]. The Motherfucker also hires an ex-Triad enforcer (whom he dubs [[CaptainEthnic Genghis Carnage]]) to be part of the Toxic Mega Cunts.
5th Nov '15 2:04:18 PM Willbyr
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* The Triads play a role as a rival to the Yakuza in ''{{Sanctuary}}''. * [[DudeLooksLikeALady Fong-Fong]] and [[ChineseVampire Ling-Ling]] Wong from ''RosarioToVampire''.
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* The Triads play a role as a rival to the Yakuza in ''{{Sanctuary}}''. ''Manga/{{Sanctuary}}''. * [[DudeLooksLikeALady Fong-Fong]] and [[ChineseVampire Ling-Ling]] Wong from ''RosarioToVampire''.''Manga/RosarioToVampire''.

* In, Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam, IronLady Stephanie Luio and her group are all but stated to be associated with the Triads. She has goons at the ready and her company is also a front for all sorts of illegal activity. -->"This is Hong Kong City. You can't trust anyone."
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* In, Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam, In ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', IronLady Stephanie Luio and her group are all but stated to be associated with the Triads. She has goons at the ready and her company is also a front for all sorts of illegal activity. -->"This -->This is Hong Kong City. You can't trust anyone."
17th Sep '15 8:35:32 AM Llygodenfawr
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Subject of a thousand [[HongKongFilms Hong Kong movies]] and a recurrent trope in Western YellowPeril stories, the Triads started life as a Ming-restorationist Secret Society during the 1760s. There was a precedent for this sort of thing working, given the ''Red Turban'' society and rebellion which fractured the Yuan Empire and allowed the Ming to conquer China in the late 14th century, though said society's original intent had actually been to restore the Song Empire. Accordingly the Triads were associated with the colour red and the name 'Hong' because it was part of the first Ming Emperor's reign name (Hongwu, lit. 'superlative martial accomplishment) and the name of one of the society's founders. From the beginning they created an official mythology which claime that had actually been created during the Ming-Qing wars of the 17th century, after the burning of the southern Shaolin temple, by five survivors of the battle. Some even claimed that one of them was Jee Sin, who was the master of the 5 Elders of Southern Chinese kung fu. After contributing to the fall of the Qing Empire in the 1911 revolution, without resurrecting the Ming (as had been their original intention), the Triads now found themselves without a purpose and there was a split between the Mainland and overseas branches. The Mainland group is what we now commonly refer to as the Triads, while the overseas group became known as the Hongmen. The mainland Triads now turned to crime as they were unable to reenter normal society. After the Communist takeover, many Triad members moved to Hong Kong and Taiwan to escape new measures against organized crime. Hong Kong's Triad problems peaked in the 1970s, helped by police corruption.
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Subject of a thousand [[HongKongFilms Hong Kong movies]] and a recurrent trope in Western YellowPeril stories, the Triads started life as a Ming-restorationist Secret Society during the 1760s. There was a precedent for this sort of thing working, given the ''Red Turban'' society and rebellion which fractured the Yuan Empire and allowed the Ming to conquer China in the late 14th century, though said society's original intent had actually been to restore the Song Empire. Accordingly the Triads were associated with the colour red and the name 'Hong' because it was part of the first Ming Emperor's reign name (Hongwu, lit. 'superlative martial accomplishment) and the name of one of the society's founders. From the beginning they created an official mythology which claime claimed that had actually been created during the Ming-Qing wars of the 17th century, after the burning of the southern Shaolin temple, by five survivors of the battle. Some even claimed that one of them was Jee Sin, who was the master of the 5 Elders of Southern Chinese kung fu. After contributing to the fall of the Qing Empire in the 1911 revolution, without resurrecting the Ming (as had been their original intention), the Triads now found themselves without a purpose and there was a split between the Mainland and overseas branches. The Mainland group is what we now commonly refer to as the Triads, while the overseas group became known as the Hongmen. The mainland Triads now turned to crime as they were unable to reenter normal society. After the Communist takeover, many Triad members moved to Hong Kong and Taiwan to escape new measures against organized crime. Hong Kong's Triad problems peaked in the 1970s, helped by police corruption.
6th Sep '15 2:56:57 PM Grudgeal
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns: Hong Kong'', given the setting, features them pretty heavily. Your main benefactor and boss, Kindly Cheng, is a Straw Sandal (a middle-manager) of the fictional Yellow Lotus triad and the background lore mentions an escalating turf war between Yellow Lotus and (also fictional) Red Dragon. Several of your runs involve hits on the Red Dragon, like kidnapping one of their Red Poles (a military commander) and pulling a FalseFlag operation to put heat on them from a MegaCorp.
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns: Hong Kong'', given the setting, features them pretty heavily. Your main benefactor and boss, Kindly Cheng, is a Straw Sandal (a middle-manager) of the fictional Yellow Lotus triad and the background lore mentions an escalating turf war between Yellow Lotus and (also fictional) Red Dragon. Several of your runs involve hits on the Red Dragon, like kidnapping one of their Red Poles (a military commander) and pulling a FalseFlag operation FalseFlagOperation to put heat on them from a MegaCorp.
6th Sep '15 2:56:38 PM Grudgeal
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns: Hong Kong'', given the setting, features them pretty heavily. Your main benefactor and boss, Kindly Cheng, is a Straw Sandal (a middle-manager) of the fictional Yellow Lotus triad and the background lore mentions an escalating turf war between Yellow Lotus and (also fictional) Red Dragon. A Red Pole (a minor gang boss) of the Red Dragon triad is the target of one of your runs.
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns: Hong Kong'', given the setting, features them pretty heavily. Your main benefactor and boss, Kindly Cheng, is a Straw Sandal (a middle-manager) of the fictional Yellow Lotus triad and the background lore mentions an escalating turf war between Yellow Lotus and (also fictional) Red Dragon. A Red Pole (a minor gang boss) Several of your runs involve hits on the Red Dragon triad is the target of Dragon, like kidnapping one of your runs.their Red Poles (a military commander) and pulling a FalseFlag operation to put heat on them from a MegaCorp.
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