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->''"{{Punk|Rock}} is nothing but death and crime and the'' rage of a beast!"
-->-- ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: Fortunate Son''

Every youth subculture gets its moment to be TheNewRockAndRoll -- [[GreaserDelinquents greasers]], [[ScooterRidingMod mods]], [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippies]], thugs, {{goth}}s; hell, ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' proves the {{beatnik}}s got a good round of it. And when the late '70s and early '80s came around, the punks got it with both barrels. The subculture relied on brilliant and strange hair and clothing styles, a growing feeling of societal discontent and marginalization, and [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth stripped-down, often angry music]]. It was like a license to sow moral panic.

But where the general societal backlash to a subculture tends to abate over time, there's still the idea that punk is violent and nihilistic. Maybe it's the pervasive nature of the imagery. Maybe it was the hardcore seeding of memetics that painted punks as people who wanted to tear the system down and piss on the ashes. Or maybe it was because [[Music/SexPistols Sid Vicious]] fucked it all up for everyone else.

Hence, the Quincy Punk. The Quincy Punk looks for all the world like a stereotypical punk -- mohawk in all the colors of the Kool-Aid rainbow, studded leather jacket, and very uncomfortable piercings. The music he listens to is distorted and raw, like hardcore on PCP, and often doesn't much resemble actual punk rock. He's an anarchist, but it's more about [[BombThrowingAnarchists setting fire to a police station]] than [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies any sort of rational opinion on Kropotkin's]] ''[[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies Mutual Aid]]''. Oh. And he hates you. The Quincy Punk is most often used as [[WhiteGangBangers a stock mugger, thug, or street gang member]] for superheroes or other urban vigilantes to kick the crap out of, allowing for an intimidating image in an urban setting while avoiding the UnfortunateImplications of Franchise/{{Batman}} (or some other SuperHero or ActionHero) beating the crap out of more racially-oriented street criminals. Later works occasionally feature the "hardcore bro", who, while differing in attire (usually preferring band shirts or sports jerseys, snapback hats, skate shoes, buzzed hair, and gauged earlobes) acts largely the same: rude, obnoxious, aggressive, and prone to violent and destructive behavior for stupid, petty, and often nonsensical reasons. Portrayals of the latter are most likely influenced by the behavior of [=FSUs=],[[note]]"Friends Stand United" or "Fuck Shit Up", depending on who you ask; they started out as a legitimate (albeit extremely violent) anti-racist group before gradually devolving into one of the nastier real-life examples of this trope[[/note]] who have become infamous for invading shows and starting fights, as well as for eight-on-one ambushes on disliked individuals.

For actual information on Punk rock, see UsefulNotes/{{Punk}} or the PunkRock page. Nothing to do with President UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams, unless some tell-all biography reveals his youthful radicalism. [[http://www.amazon.com/Destroy-Movies-Complete-Guide-Punks/dp/1606993631/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293676826&sr=8-1 There's now a book out that's a field guide to these sorts of portrayals, paired with the rare cases where the creators actually knew what the hell they were doing.]]

Not to be confused with the actual clan of Quincies from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Or one of the first suburbs {{Southies}} escaped to.


* Subverted hilariously by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvt42zWzjQc this Chips Ahoy! ad.]] "Jam-packed with chocolate/ We’re really neat/All the mommies love us ’cuz we’re nice and sweet!"
* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0yYGmRUOaA sherry ad]] also subverts it nicely. It also scores a few bonus points by actually naming the punk Quincy.
* PlayedForLaughs in the [=DirectTV=] ad, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9XUHi_LinQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player Don't Have a Grandson with a Dog Collar]], where the protagonist's daughter gets herself expelled from school, marries a Quincy Punk boy she meets at the [[PacmanFever video game arcade]], and ends up having a Quincy Punk ''baby''.
* Parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3_cZ8vYRTU this]] Post Fruity Pebbles commercial with [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred, Barney and Dino]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqXOhcTkfUw This cinema advert]] for National Westminster Bank.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The mohawk-wearing, murderous kidnapping [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels biker gangs]] of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. No music though.
** Parodied in the ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' anime, in the episode that was a direct spoof of ''Fist of the North Star''.
* ''Manga/LiarGame'' subverts this - a character who dresses and is initially assumed to be this way turns out to be one of the nicest people in the cast.
* Bartolomeo from ''OnePiece'' is like a mix of this and a good ol' {{Troll}} - he has the style and certainly seems to have some anarchistic tendencies, but also spends a lot of time provoking people for fun.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* As Linkara from ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' has covered, there was an infamous ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' graphic novel called "Fortunate Son" about Batman's strange relationship with rock and roll. In flashback, Bruce Wayne reveals that as an angry young man, he went to Europe and fell in with the punk scene -- here represented by paper-thin {{Exp|y}}ies of [[Music/SexPistols Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen]]. You can probably guess how this ended.
* The notoriously DarkerAndEdgier ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic story "Ravens" features a gang of devil-worshipping Goth-punks attempting a human sacrifice. The story's writer, Andrew Cartmel, actually apologised for the subcultural stereotyping in the 2016 TPB that contained it.

* The Sarutobi siblings and Molly in ''Fanfic/OnePieceParallelWorks''.
* PlayedForLaughs in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' fanfic "Fanfic/GodSaveTheEsteem,'' where Jake, Helen and Quinn are all stereotypical punks while Daria remains more or less [[TheSnarkKnight her usual self]].
* Scarface from FanFic/TheDarkAngel is a typical street punk:prominent dragon tattoo on his arm, spiked blonde hair with red and black streaks, and various punkish attire. Not to mention a violent streak.

* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
** ''Film/TheTerminator'' opens with three stereotypical punks smashing up the Griffith Park Observatory. And then they [[MuggingTheMonster try to mug the T-800]].
** The scene is later homaged in ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', largely [[TimeyWimeyBall due to the]] [[GenreThrowback nature of the plot]].
* ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior'' uses a group of mohawked, leather-clad [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels bikers]] as its stock baddies.
* ''Film/{{Doomsday}}'', as an homage to all the post-apocalypse flicks of the '80s, does the same. Oh, and they're [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]].
* In ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', Kirk and Spock encounter such a punk on a bus in 1980s UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. When he refuses to turn down the loud punk rock music he is playing, Spock nerve pinches him into silence, and - creepily, since the punk might be ''dead'' for all they know - everyone else on the bus applauds.
* A lot of movies by Cannon Films. Most notably the ''Film/DeathWish'' series.
* ''Film/ClassOf1984'' is all over this trope.
** This movie was parodied in the ''Film/ClassOfNukeEmHigh'' series, which plays this trope UpToEleven.
* To some degree the punk rock skinhead gang the Turnbull [=ACs=] from the 1979 movie ''Film/TheWarriors'' counts.
* The punks who briefly appear to get scared away by [[NightmareFace Jason showing his face to them]] in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan'' look and act the part.
* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and its sequel ''Film/EscapeFromLA''.
** The former could be considered the TropeCodifier for this.
* A mohawked example appears briefly in ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'', of all movies. He's shown getting booked during a brief scene in a UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco police station.
* In the 1989 movie ''Night Children'', David Carradine plays a veteran cop who fights a street gang of nihilistic punks that cause chaos wherever they go.
* ''Film/PoliceAcademy 2'' features a gang of these as villains. Their leader returns in the subsequent films as a new police academy recruit.
* ''Film/HowardTheDuck'' has the titular mallard almost getting mugged and killed by stereotypical punks the second he arrives in UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}}.
* Splatterpunks in ''Film/RoboCop3'' are a gang of [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment violent punks who love violence]].
* In ''Film/HardcoreHenry'', the title character encounters many versions of a character calling himself Jimmy. One of them is a violent, harshly-speaking punk who has a mohawk and is dressed in leather. [[spoiler:He eventually loses his life during a desperate last stand against Akan's mooks, appropiately with punk music blaring in the background]].
* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', which is set in the 80s, gives Storm a punk rock makeover as part of her EvilCostumeSwitch when she becomes one of Apocalypse's horsemen.
* The horror film ''Film/{{Dolls}}'' features two punk girls who try to rob the house of the seemingly benevolent couple who let them stay the night. [[BaitTheDog Bad idea, girls]].

* Invoked and averted in ''Pax Britannia: Gods of Manhattan'' by Al Ewing, in which the introduction to {{Steampunk}} New York says that while the "Futureheads", with their dyed "Injun" haircuts, peculiar piercings, and cries of "[[Music/SexPistols No future for me, and no future for you!]]" might ''look'' scary, most of them will glare at you with contempt, maybe spit at you, and then move on. It's the gangs who look like ordinary kids on bicycles you have to watch out for...
* Averted in Tony Robinson's ''Bad Kids: The Worst Behaved Children In History'', which does a rundown of noted subcultures of 20th century Britain. Robinson ranks the punks as almost as harmless as the hippies, and says most of them were nice middle-class kids trying to make a statement.
* Creator/DanBrown's ''Literature/DigitalFortress'' has a [[DanBrowned particularly ridiculous]] case of this. The punks David comes across in Spain are almost a parody of the stereotype in both appearance and behaviour. This holds even though there's at least a hundred of them- as far as the reader can tell, they all have identical personalities. They also seem to be cast as uneducated and/or criminal drop outs, as they're somehow the first punks the university lecturer has ever met.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The TropeNamer is an infamous episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}}'' called "Next Stop, Nowhere," where the titular M.E. tries to save the youth of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles from the moral scourge that is punk rock. For years, "Quincy punk" came to be used in Southern California's scene to describe a punk who cares more about the rebellious image than anything else. [[https://youtu.be/TZU4XXalNys The promo]] for the episode shows a good example of Quincy punk in its natural habitat.
* There was an episode of ''Series/{{CHIPS}}'' ("Battle of the Bands") about the rivalry between a violent band of punks called Pain, and Snow Pink, a peaceful band of new wave kids.
* ''Series/{{House}}'', "Games." The gang treats an old, bitter "punk" musician whose music sounds [[HarshNoise like a rabid cougar humping a PA.]] This is put into contrast later in the episode with an earlier melodic folk recording he made, showing he can produce something of beauty (because we all know punk rock can not produce harmonious songs). It seems like he was supposed to be a shout-out to Music/GGAllin, who created harsh, dissonant punk music; however, he also created touching country/folk music.
** Subverted somewhat, when the punk character was shown to be a FriendToAllChildren.
** As well as a possible Music/GGAllin reference, the grinding noise recording may also be a reference to Music/LouReed's infamous ''Music/MetalMachineMusic''.
* In a first-season episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', "Power Ranger Punks," the villains had a scheme to slip Billy and Kimberly some "punk potion" before unleashing the MonsterOfTheWeek on Angel Grove. Needless to say, the potion turned them into Quincy Punks who didn't give a damn about the monster.
** Bulk and Skull had shades of this as well.
* On ''Series/NewsRadio'', Matthew starts acting like a stereotypical British punk, accent and all, after turning thirty and having an identity crisis. However, he doesn't do much research and thinks [[HairMetal '80s hair bands]] like Winger and Music/{{Whitesnake}} classify as punk rock.
* Vyvyan on ''Series/TheYoungOnes''. His main motivation is destroying things around the house. Not especially egregious, because the show paints all its characters in broad strokes.
* On the same network as the infamous ''Quincy'' episode, ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' had a episode with a brief scene where Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan walk into a punk rock night club, and one of the kids in the mosh pit gets up in Brosnan's character's face for no reason and shouts "YOU STINK!" at him.
* The 80s sitcom ''Easy Street,'' starring Loni Anderson as heiress L. K. Maguire, featured an episode where a stereotypical punk rocker (played by Herman's Hermits singer Peter Noone, of all people) moves into the upscale neighborhood. L. K.'s stuffy sister-in-law (Dana Ivey) is alarmed and calls a neighborhood meeting. As testimony to his subversive nature, she reads them the lyrics to one of his songs ("the only ballad on the album"), called "Squash the Puppy." She then drives her point home by [[SubliminalSeduction playing the song backward]], then interpreting the total cacophany as, "Howdy-do, Satan, have a cup of tea."
* An early episode of ''Series/CharlesInCharge'' featured the archetypal punk-rock boyfriend, a jerkass loser who played in a band called The Scuzz.
* The ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "Hyperdrive" has the Space Rats, a gang of far-future outlaw bikers [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]] who dress in leather and have gigantic mohawks, but match the costume and hair with Roy Wood-style glam-rock face paint.
* Quinn from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' adapted this look during her "bad girl" phase in the first half of the third season, but she succeeded only in looking like an outdated cliche.
* On ''Series/NightCourt'', these stereotypical punks can sometimes be seen as the crowd in the courtroom. In an early episode when Harry finds himself in a romance with a punk-rock star, the singer herself is shown to be have great hidden depths beneath the stereotypical punk facade, but her many fans which mob the courthouse are playing this trope straight.
* An episode of ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' had the station book an on-air appearance by a "hoodlum rock" band named Scum of the Earth. When they appear, the band is obstreperous and uncooperative, refusing to perform until the staff bands together to give them a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown(!). Subverted in that the band dress in 3-piece suits and affect posh accents instead of punk gear and slang.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Real Life", the Doctor decides to create his own holographic family, but they're so TastesLikeDiabetes that B'Elanna Torres reprograms it so his son is a surly delinquent who hangs around Klingon friends who might as well be this trope RecycledInSpace, right down to the DelinquentHair, obsession with violence and loud music.

* "Punk Rock Girl" by Music/TheDeadMilkmen describes antics closely resembling this trope, including causing a ruckus in a pizza place for not having hot tea, causing a ruckus in a record store for not having Music/MojoNixon records, causing a ruckus in a shopping mall just to laugh at shoppers, and stealing a car.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Bull Nakano combined violent punk with {{biker babe}} and [[WrestlingMonster inhumanly resilient monster]].
* Psycho Clown, often seen in Wrestling/{{AAA}}, though he wears much brighter colors than most other examples since he combines this trope with CircusOfFear.
* "Jezebel" Eden Black, Wrestling/ChristinaVonEerie and Heidie Lovelace in descending levels (Lovelace being the furthest from this trope), particularly in Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}[=\=]SHINE, where their paths are most likely to cross.
* The anarchist Arik Cannon applies the look of an eighties punk, especially regarding his mohawk and jacket. Amusingly enough, his {{tag team}} [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli partner]] is [[OddFriendship a rich foreign banker]].
* Dave Crist of The Irish Airborne and Ohio Is For Killers has sported this look and attitude. His brother Jake and the other [=Oi4K=] members don't have the look or persona, but strive to live up to the "killer" reputation all the same.
* The Devil himself, Derek Drexl, who has been seen in The North West Wrestling Alliance and Don't Own Anyone Pro Wrestling as part of the Clan and Illuminati stables (the Clan being a trio within the Illuminati including drunkard Wade Hess and Dr. Kliever)

[[folder:Tabletop RPG]]
* In ''[[http://misspentyouthgame.com/ Misspent Youth]]'' by Robert Bohl, the protagonist characters are often a bunch of bomb-throwing anarchists.
* {{Inverted}} in Matt Forbeck's ''TabletopGame/PunkRockSavesTheWorld'', in which punk rockers are the heroes.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series has Birdie... who is actually a subversion of this. He was originally depicted as a typical British headbanger thug, then in later games that feature him he became a ChaoticNeutral {{Chessmaster}}, infiltrating [[TheEmpire Shadaloo]] in the hopes of [[TheStarscream taking it over]], then realizing that [[EvenEvilHasStandards it is too evil to exist]] and destroying their headquarters.
* These guys were very common as {{Mooks}} in late 80's and early 90's BeatEmUp games.
* Razor from ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion''.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' universe features various mooks who fit the description.
* An undercover cop is disguised as one in ''VideoGame/HopkinsFBI''.
* The punk trainer classes in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' definitely qualify. The Punk Guy favors a [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue mohawk]] and leather jacket; the Punk Girl has pink dreadlocks; and both have copious amounts of denim and oversized motorcycle boots. They're often seen in the Lost Hotel and in the alleys of Lumiose City; and speak in a manner befitting the stereotype. Oh, and they [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking also favor Dark-type and Fighting-type Pokémon in battle.]]
* In ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'', the Punk Zombie has so many piercings that his head can be torn off by a Magnet-shroom.
* In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', these guys are the dregs that populate the back alleys in 2027 Detroit [[spoiler:and, once the anti-aug riots start, they are the ones using the riots as an excuse to loot and vandalize]]. Their tastes have evolved slightly, however, due to the game averting NoNewFashionsInTheFuture; the traditional Mohawk, for instance, has largely been replaced with a clownish looking "reverse Mohawk", with spiky dyed hair on the sides and a clean shaven strip down the middle.
* Roxy from ''VideoGame/RenegadeOps'' has this aesthetic, complete with a TotallyRadical mohawk and shades of BombThrowingAnarchist with her unique [[DeathFromAbove Air Strike]] special.
* Sydney from ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'', "The Anarchist", also has this sort of aesthetic, with a bright blue mohawk, spike-studded FingerlessGloves, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking rolled-up sleeves on her suit]]. Her Anarchist perk deck's unique perks are even all [[ShoutOut named after]] PunkRock songs.

* Generally averted by ''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay''. While the comic does invoke stereotypes and/or archetypes such as the {{Goth}}, the EmoTeen, the SmugStraightEdge and the self-righteous activist punk, it tends to steer well clear of this trope. Both the main characters appear and behave more like realistic punk fans, as do most background and one-off characters, while Chris, the regular character who most matches the visual side of this trope, is established to be both a vegan and left-wing activist, in stark contrast with the [[NietzscheWannabe "fuck the world" nihilism]] of the traditional Quincy Punk.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The shortlived cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/TeenWolf'' had a subversion. The straitlaced main characters are freaked out by the appearance of some stereotypical-looking mohawked punks in their neighborhood, assuming the worst. But when they attend a punk club, the cast ends up having a huge amount of fun dancing, dressing up in punk gear, and rocking out with the punk crowd... to the point that the ''punks'' are the ones politely lecturing the main characters that the party eventually needs to be cut short, so that people can get home safely, do their homework, and get to school the next day.
* Bebop and Rocksteady from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' sported this look before (and to some extent after) being exposed to the mutagen.
* Mad Dog from ''WesternAnimation/RamboTheForceOfFreedom'' is another villain with this look.