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    Fictional Wealth



    If you've ever wondered just how wealthy a fictional character really is:

    Here's what Forbes estimates based on their holdings.

    This is the same list but you don't have to read as much.

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    Hmm, Mario is interesting. I get that he gets lots of coins and stuff, but Peach lives in a freaking in a castle and so does Bowser.

    Also, how does Jabba the hutt have more money than Vader?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El D. View Post

    Also, how does Jabba the hut have more money than Vader?
    Vader is a public servant. He controls the use of vast wealth, but isn't like he owns the Deathstar outright. He probably owns his special TIE fighter though.

    Then, there's all the medical bills. Holy fuckin' shit--he's barely staying out of the red keeping himself in the black if you get my drift.

    Speaking of staying in the black, his mechanic charges an arm and a leg, and Vader doesn't have either to pay, so that's another major drain on his salary. It's just good fortune he doesn't need much food anymore because he can't afford to eat whomp rat stew.

    Jabba, however, belongs to the Hutt clan, an intergalactic gangster outfit and while he's not top dog, he's still no small fish. In addition to being a Hutt, he's affiliated with the Black Sun syndicate which brings him even more opportunities for that sweet sweet illicit cash.

    It's just a completely different ballgame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    Vader is a public servant. He controls the use of vast wealth, but isn't like he owns the Deathstar outright. He probably owns his special TIE fighter though.

    Then, there's all the medical bills. Holy fuckin' shit--he's barely staying out of the red keeping himself in the black if you get my drift.

    Speaking of staying in the black, his mechanic charges an arm and a leg, and Vader doesn't have either to pay, so that's another major drain on his salary. It's just good fortune he doesn't need much food anymore because he can't afford to eat whomp rat stew.

    Jabba, however, belongs to the Hutt clan, an intergalactic gangster outfit and while he's not top dog, he's still no small fish. In addition to being a Hutt, he's affiliated with the Black Sun syndicate which brings him even more opportunities for that sweet sweet illicit cash.

    It's just a completely different ballgame.
    He did a lot of his own repairs- especially in the beginning because his early armour and cybernetics were very primitive and in some battles during the Jedi purge he could barely stand up because of malfunctions. He was clunky and oafish.

    But I would like to add this: we don't have an address for him. What did he really own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by latch View Post
    He did a lot of his own repairs- especially in the beginning because his early armour and cybernetics were very primitive and in some battles during the Jedi purge he could barely stand up because of malfunctions. He was clunky and oafish.

    But I would like to add this: we don't have an address for him. What did he really own?
    From what I've read, there was even some suspicion that Palpatine was deliberately fucking with him with substandard cybernetics. It does explain why Vader never runs though. He always walks. He wouldn't want to end up bouncing along like one of those clanky battledroids. Your badass respirator helmet looks way less intimidating when you have vomit streaming out the seals.

    My best guess for his possessions:

    1 Tie Fighter: Advanced: Custom: Glasspack mufflers because "Fuck you science, Ima wizard that can choke people through the internet! Ima have LOUD pipes in space"

    1 Penis Helmet (It was a gift from a giant cock)

    1 Respirator facemask with integrated nebulizer and transitions lenses. They go from dark to welding dark. Lightsabers are bright.

    1 Lightsaber, red

    1 Lightsaber, bubblegum pink

    1 Lightsaber, sorta red but the colour isn't consistently there. It's a POS.

    34 Youngling ears

    2 capes, black

    1 left leg (almost financed)

    1 right leg (paid off and clearly out of warranty)

    2 right arms (one for work, one for play)

    1 left arm (there were two, but one got left...behind)

    1 iPod Breastplate

    1 T-shirt: Message T: "Han Shot First!"

    Other than that, he didn't really own anything. He just used stuff. He was still an ascetic at heart.
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    https://salaryfairy.com/blog/salarie...-tv-characters

    This is an interesting subject, because some fictional characters have possessions they couldn't reasonably afford based on the salary of the job they're supposed to have. Living in Miami and working as a blood-spatter technician, Dexter Morgan shouldn't really be able to afford all the very expensive things he seems to own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    My best guess for his possessions:
    Dude you seem to know a lot. Have you been to his room?
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    Quote Originally Posted by latch View Post
    Dude you seem to know a lot. Have you been to his room?
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    Interesting mix of heroes and villains on that list. We're ambivalent about wealth, but we mistrust science, if the movies are any guide.
    Lisbeth Salander was rich? She's an INTP, then, for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by latch
    But I would like to add this: we don't have an address for him . (Darth Vader)
    A deleted scene from an early draft for the script of the Empire Strikes Back had him living on a castle in a lava planet.

    I heard that Tywin Lannister doesn't really shit gold.

    Why do you suppose people in movies are so rich? Even the "average people" are pretty well off. The best example I can think of off the top of my head is "Home Alone".... apparently, the location for the exteriors of that house is a pretty ritzy Chicago neighborhood. It was recently sold for $1.585 million. Granted, being in a movie would probably mark up the price a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slab_Bulkhead View Post
    Lisbeth Salander was rich? INTP, then for sure.
    What does that even mean? Are you under the impression INTP's are rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slab_Bulkhead View Post
    deleted scene...
    That means it's non-canonical. Just like @Light Leak.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slab_Bulkhead View Post
    I heard that Tywin Lannister doesn't really shit gold.
    That's crap. Don't believe everything you hear.
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