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Fridge Brilliance

  • The Godfather: After Sonny's death Don Vito calls a truce with the other four Families, saying that unless pushed he will not be the one to break it. In the game it doesn't make a bit of difference, guys, as you can still freely first-strike other Families. Then it sinks in that Vito said he won't be the one to break the truce. Nothing about cat's-paws, lackeys or underlings.
    • In the film, he makes that arrangement in order to bring Michael back safely. It seems unlikely that he would stake risk his son's life on a bit of cheap wordplay. The other families surely wouldn't respect the truce in that instance anyway.
    • He also swears that he won't be the one to break it "on the blood of his grandchildren". Shortly after we see him plotting with Michael against the other Families (partly because they know Barzini has a mole in theirs), and at the end Michael has all the other heads assassinated...and come the third movie, Vito's grandaughter by Michael is killed by a bullet meant for his son.

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