For some, the “American Dream” seems unattainable, obstructed by a confluence of obstacles, often the result of hypocrisies woven into the fabric of the country. It is inspiring then, to consider the story of Miami businessman Tony Montana, who came to the United States from Castro’s Cuba unafraid of hard work and undaunted by the many steps between his beginnings and the future he dreamed of.

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Thanos continues to crusade for the preservation of natural resources. Though he can envision a peaceful conclusion to his adventures (“I finally rest and watch the sunrise on a grateful universe,” he once told his acquaintance, Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange), he has no immediate plans to retire.

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Further evidence of Captain Hook’s complexity may be found in the affirmation of his own fears. Widely known to cringe at the sight of his own blood, this leader is also understandably afraid of a certain crocodile who ate one of his hands, cut off in a fierce battle (the iron hook that replaced it gave the captain his name, revealing a poetic flair in the face of tragedy).

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More than a dealer in gems, Howard Ratner is a remarkable odds-maker, known for his love of basketball. His business affords him proximity to celebrities such as recording artist The Weeknd, and he is so close to Kevin Garnett that the player once lent him his NBA Championship ring.

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