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Questions tagged [criminal-underworld]

For questions about organizations that exist in opposition to the recognized or dominant power structure. Their ethics may range from Robin Hood to Clockwork Orange. Membership consists of thieves, bandits, or rebels.

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Could organised crime gangs have ever usurped government in the United States of America?

The place: The United States of America. The time: Whenever organised crime bosses think that they could have a chance of succeeding, between the English recognition of the US as an independent ...
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How could the Mafia retain its power in New York into the new century?

A mutant who sees multiple futures has predicted that the world will be invaded by aliens. Every future ends disastrously for the human race with us being wiped out. The only one in which we survive ...
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How could successfully fostering a working relationship with the U.S. government have helped protect the mafia from prosecution? [closed]

The Racketeering laws basically killed the mob and prevented any chance of them returning to the glory days. For decades, the mafia godfathers were able to insulate themselves from prosecution, ...
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How to safely capture someone when you have super-strength

In the question How to safely knock someone out, it was explained to me that there isn't such a way. In which case, for a prospective superhero with super-strength and super-durability, what would be ...
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How to safely knock someone out

I'm the new superhero on the block. I've got the classic powerset - super-strength and super-durability. I don't have to worry one bit about your average thug hurting me. On the contrary, I'm really ...
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Is segregation inevitable in my unorthodox prison world? [closed]

I came up with this idea of creating this world, where the worst of the worst of a fantastic non-magical world are sent to this prison "realm" which keeps expanding chamber by chamber. The story ...
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How to organize crime?

A middle income country with weak institutions, which is heavily dependent on tourism and trade for its foreign currency, has a problem with rising crime rates. There are many petty criminals from ...
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An ID for Nobody [closed]

There's a person. This individual doesn't have and ID, or a birth certificate, nor any document of any kind. They are not recorded as ever being citizen of any country. They possess knowledge and ...
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What is stopping terrorists from creating a super virus to wipe out all of humanity?

What is stopping terrorists from creating a super virus to wipe out all of humanity? All the while vaccinating themselves to be immune to their bio-engineered virus. Its like an invisible nuke, ...
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How to make criminal underworld to change into league of gentlemen?

Underworld is often understood as something criminal, standing out of law, sometimes also standing against ruler. It is quite well known that some criminals (mostly murders of children or so) don't ...
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Growing magical creatures tissues in vitro

Context The setting of this question is basically our world, with magical creatures hiding among us. They are from different races, and can be human-like (witches, santas, succubi...) or not (kitsune,...
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Is it viable to have a legal system based on bounty hunters in a modern high fantasy setting?

I'm working on a high-fantasy alternate world setting, I explained it a bit here. But think of a deconstruction of tolkienesque fantasy. It's a society populated by humanoids, some based in ...
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Methods for filling in your world - Brigands, Bandits, Rebels and Thieves

These groups are sometimes known as the guys who send the protagonist their journey, or providers of an unexpected safe haven from the powers that be, or maybe just fodder for a character showing off ...