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* During the 1960s and 1970s, the Bonanno family split into various factions, mainly because of who should become boss. This began when the family patriarch and namesake Joe Bonanno attempted to take over the Commission in 1964 but was forced to step down, triggering a brief mob war over who should become his successor. The Commission then intervened and anointed Phillip Rastelli as Bonanno's successor, but this was challenged by Carmine Galante, who felt he should be boss, but was assassinated by Rastelli loyalists in 1979. The Bonannos almost split up again in 1981 when several capos loyal to Galante attempted to avenge his death by taking over the borgata, but were wiped out by Rastelli loyalists who were tired of people defying his authority.

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* During the 1960s and 1970s, the Bonanno family split into various factions, mainly because of over who should become boss. This began when the family patriarch and namesake Joe Bonanno attempted to take over the Commission in 1964 1964, but was forced to step down, triggering a brief mob war over who should become his successor. succession. The Commission then intervened and anointed Phillip Rastelli as Bonanno's successor, but this was challenged by Carmine Galante, who felt he should be the boss, but was assassinated by Rastelli loyalists in 1979. The Bonannos almost split up again in 1981 when several capos loyal to Galante loyalists attempted to avenge his death by taking over the borgata, brugad, but were wiped out by Rastelli loyalists backers who were tired of people defying his authority.


** The Turtles (and even Splinter) feels they should not be involved, since their interference would only make it worse. But Leo, feeling responsible for it since they're the ones who've taken out the Shredder, just can't ignore it, and takes it upon himself to deal with it.

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** The Turtles (and even Splinter) feels they should not be involved, since their interference in the war would only make it worse. But Leo, feeling responsible for it since they're the ones who've taken out the Shredder, just can't ignore it, and takes it upon himself to deal with it.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': All of Boston ends up in the crossfire of the fight between Paulie Longo and Julianna Sazia for control of the mob. The war looks a bit different from the sterotypical since while there are plenty of guns Paulie hired a powerful BlackMagic user to back him up and Widow Sazia started hiring henchmen with lots of body mods, she also threatened several of Paulie's supporters into becoming her cyborg henchmen.


* The second season of ''Series/{{Fargo}}'' focuses largely on a war between the Gerhardt Crime Family in Fargo and the Kansas City Mafia. The Gerhardts are trying to keep their territory while Kansas City is trying to usurp it from them. In the end, [[spoiler: Kansas City wins almost no action of their own. The local representative of the Kansas mob is killed and most of their men either dead or arrested, but they win in the end because of the Gerhardts' internal strife and their betrayal by Hanzee Dent at the Sioux Falls Massacre that wipes out the remainder of their gang and leadership]].

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* The second season of ''Series/{{Fargo}}'' focuses largely on a war between the Gerhardt Crime Family in Fargo and the Kansas City Mafia. The Gerhardts are trying to keep their territory while Kansas City is trying to usurp it from them. In the end, [[spoiler: Kansas City wins [[WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing through almost no action of their own. own]]. The local representative of the Kansas mob is killed and most of their men either dead or arrested, but they win in the end because of the Gerhardts' internal strife and their betrayal by Hanzee Dent at the Sioux Falls Massacre that wipes out the remainder of their gang and leadership]]. leadership.]]

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* Pretty much par for the course when it comes to the Hells Angels and their relationships with almost every other major 1%er biker gang. The biggest, and oldest, including their feuds with the Outlaws, Mongols, Bandidos, Pagans and the Breed. Since many of these gangs have chapters around the globe, these wars can carry across nations. A major example being “The Great Nordic Biker War” in Scandinavia from 1994-97 between the Angels and the Bandidos that left 12 dead and nearly 100 wounded. Many of these conflicts see the clubs involved throwing everything and the kitchen sink at each other, with nothing off the table. From barroom beatings and stabbings, to drive by shootings, to bombings.


* If a hero operates in a city and the series lasts more than 60 issues, this WILL be a storyline. Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/SpiderMan have both had ''multiple'' mob wars in their respective series. Batman's most notable was "War Games", which is started by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero his own plan being used by Stephanie Brown.]] SpiderMan's was most likely when ComicBook/TheKingpin was thought to be dead and all of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity was crawling over each other to replace him.

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* If a hero operates in a city and the series lasts more than 60 issues, this WILL be a storyline. Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/SpiderMan have both had ''multiple'' mob wars in their respective series. Batman's most notable was "War Games", which is started by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero his own plan being used by Stephanie Brown.]] SpiderMan's Spider-Man's was most likely when ComicBook/TheKingpin was thought to be dead and all of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity was crawling over each other to replace him.


* After the arrest in 2004 of Montreal Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto and his extradition to New York for his involvement in the three Capos murder back in 1981 and his conviction in 2007 to 10 years in prison, an internal faction within the once powerful Rizzuto Family was lead by Raynald Desjardain along with deported New York Mafia boss Salvatore Montagna to take over the family. Their coup started in late 2000s. After Vito Rizzuto returned to Canada in 2012, he immediately started ordering the assassination of each member that had betrayed the family and those involved in the murder of his son Nick Rizzuto jr, in 2009 and his father in 2010. In 2013, Vito Rizzuto died suddenly of lung cancer, but there are speculations that he might have been poison, because not autopsy was carried out. After his dead, a vacuum was left within the criminal world and an ongoing war that has claimed over 100 deaths of associates and has spread from Montreal, to Ontario and beyond,is ongoing. It is alleged that the Rizzuto Family is now controlled by Stefano Sollecito, the son of murder Rizzuto Capo Rocco Sollecito in 2016 and Vito's only son Leonardo Rizzuto.

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* After the arrest in 2004 of Montreal Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto and his extradition to New York for his involvement in the three Capos murder back in 1981 and his conviction in 2007 to 10 years in prison, an internal faction within the once powerful Rizzuto Family was lead by Raynald Desjardain along with deported New York Mafia boss Salvatore Montagna to take over the family. Their coup started in late 2000s. After Vito Rizzuto returned to Canada in 2012, he immediately started ordering the assassination of each member that had betrayed the family and those involved in the murder of his son Nick Rizzuto jr, in 2009 and his father in 2010. In 2013, Vito Rizzuto died suddenly of lung cancer, but there are speculations that he might have been poison, because not autopsy was carried out. After his dead, a vacuum was left within the criminal world and an ongoing a war that has claimed over 100 deaths of associates and has spread from Montreal, to Ontario and beyond,is ongoing. It is alleged that the Rizzuto Family is now controlled by Stefano Sollecito, the son of murder Rizzuto Capo Rocco Sollecito in 2016 and Vito's only son Leonardo Rizzuto.

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*After the arrest in 2004 of Montreal Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto and his extradition to New York for his involvement in the three Capos murder back in 1981 and his conviction in 2007 to 10 years in prison, an internal faction within the once powerful Rizzuto Family was lead by Raynald Desjardain along with deported New York Mafia boss Salvatore Montagna to take over the family. Their coup started in late 2000s. After Vito Rizzuto returned to Canada in 2012, he immediately started ordering the assassination of each member that had betrayed the family and those involved in the murder of his son Nick Rizzuto jr, in 2009 and his father in 2010. In 2013, Vito Rizzuto died suddenly of lung cancer, but there are speculations that he might have been poison, because not autopsy was carried out. After his dead, a vacuum was left within the criminal world and an ongoing war that has claimed over 100 deaths of associates and has spread from Montreal, to Ontario and beyond,is ongoing. It is alleged that the Rizzuto Family is now controlled by Stefano Sollecito, the son of murder Rizzuto Capo Rocco Sollecito in 2016 and Vito's only son Leonardo Rizzuto.

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* The first story of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' climaxes in an aerial gang war fought between Professor Moriarty and Fu Manchu.

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** Happens again in a later episode. Clair has gone into hiding after being framed for a crime he didn't commit, and the Vita Board members want the money he has stashed away in a safe that opens via retinal scan. Each faction is out for its own interests, and fight against each other in an attempt to locate Clair and [[EyeScream take his left eye]].


* The ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' adventure ''Mob War'' details a civil war between Mafia factions, mixed up with a conflict between the Mafia and other crime groups such as the Yakuza. It takes place in Seattle in the year 2058.
** In Fourth Edition, Seattle's still in the grip of one - Yakuza vs. Mafia vs. the Vory, with the survivors of a purge of Koreans from the Yakuza ranks trying to stay out of the way.

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The ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' adventure ''Mob War'' details a civil war between Mafia factions, mixed up with a conflict between the Mafia and other crime groups such as the Yakuza. It takes place in Seattle in the year 2058.
** In Fourth Edition, Seattle's still in the grip of one - -- Yakuza vs. Mafia vs. the Vory, with the survivors of a purge of Koreans from the Yakuza ranks trying to stay out of the way.way.
* ''TabletopGame/BladesInTheDark'' is pretty much ''Mob Wars: TheRolePlayingGame''. Not only is the game's default opening situation a turf war between the [[NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters Lampblacks]] and the [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Red Sashes]] over the drug distribution business in TheCityNarrows, but the player characters (who form their own gang at character creation) are fully expected, nay, ''encouraged'' to start muscling in on other gangs' turf as soon as they have the resources for it.


** ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Wilson Fisk gets into one with the Russians due to Matt Murdock busting up their operation. After he kills Anatoly for interrupting his date with Vanessa, he uses some machinations so that Vladimir will prepare his men to go to war with Fisk, not realizing Fisk has sent suicide bombers to take out him and his men.

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** ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Wilson Fisk gets into one with the Russians due to Matt Murdock busting up their operation. After he kills Anatoly for interrupting his date with Vanessa, he uses some machinations so that Vladimir will prepare his men to go to war with Fisk, not realizing Fisk has sent suicide bombers to take out him and his men. At the start of season 3, there's brief retaliation from the Albanians for Fisk's snitching on them to Ray Nadeem in the form of an ambush on the motorcade transferring him to the Presidential Hotel (what prompted said transfer, though--Fisk being shanked--was actually something Fisk arranged for Jasper Evans to give to him).



** ''Series/LukeCage2016'': The gangsters in Harlem are as much at war with each other as they are with Luke Cage. Season 2 adds in the Brooklyn-based Jamaican mob trying to muscle in.

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** ''Series/LukeCage2016'': The gangsters in Harlem are as much at war with each other as they are with Luke Cage. Season 1 sees a gang war between Cottonmouth and Domingo break out after some Harlem youths shoot up a gun deal between the two. Season 2 adds in revolves around Harlem being the subject of a war as the Brooklyn-based Jamaican mob trying Stylers decide to muscle in.go to war with Mariah Dillard as Bushmaster seeks revenge for the deaths of his parents at the hands of Mariah's grandparents. After Mariah is arrested, there's another gang war that breaks out as the Koreans and Italians and Puerto Ricans fight to take control of Mariah's turf, which is resolved by Luke taking over Harlem's Paradise.


* The Colombo family underwent ''three'' civil wars over the course of the 20th century, whenever different factions jockeying for control of the family boiled over into outright conflict.

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* The Colombo family underwent ''three'' civil wars over the course of the 20th century, whenever different factions jockeying for century. The first one broke out in the late 1950s when capo Joe Gallo tried to usurp control of from boss Joseph Profaci, but lost momentum by the early 60s after Profaci died of cancer and Gallo went to prison. The second war broke out in 1971 when boss Joe Colombo was assassinated and the recently released Gallo was blamed (though he didn't actually have anything to do with it); Gallo's men were soon fighting Colombo supporters led by Carmine Persico, which didn't end until 1975, when the Commission stepped in and convinced the Gallo faction to transfer to the Genovese family boiled instead, allowing Persico to take over into outright conflict.the Colombos. The third war broke out in 1991 when acting boss Vic Orena (filling in for Persico while he was in prison) decided to try and take over permanently, leading to conflict between his and Persico's loyalists until Orena's own arrest in 1993 caused the fighting to peter out, with Persico thereby winning by default.


This may be portrayed as a organized crime version of FeudingFamilies, and as with many portrayals of FeudingFamilies [[EvilVersusEvil both sides are evil]].

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This may be portrayed as a an organized crime version of FeudingFamilies, and as with many portrayals of FeudingFamilies [[EvilVersusEvil both sides are evil]].



* In the final episode of Season 2 of ''Series/CobraKai,'' Tory's hijacking of the PA to threaten Sam sets the DisasterDominoes falling for what turns into a full-scale fight-to-the-finish bloodbath between the RivalDojos.

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* In the final episode of Season 2 of ''Series/CobraKai,'' Tory's hijacking of the PA system to threaten Sam sets the DisasterDominoes falling stage for what turns into a full-scale fight-to-the-finish bloodbath between the RivalDojos.

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* In the final episode of Season 2 of ''Series/CobraKai,'' Tory's hijacking of the PA to threaten Sam sets the DisasterDominoes falling for what turns into a full-scale fight-to-the-finish bloodbath between the RivalDojos.

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