A term refers to criminal organizations that bear a strong similarity to the Sicilian Mafia, who have their own code of ethics and are known to cherish the camaraderie and bond among themselves as a "family". Mafia is typically depicted as a more sophisticated version of gangster with formal dress code (expecting a lot of black suit, black dress and fedora), classy alcohol like wine or whiskey, and smoking. Members’ favorite weapon are usually, though not limited to, handgun or submachine gun.
Not every image with a character who is a mafia in it qualifies for this tag. The character should look and act like how you imagine a mafia member would be - being intimidating, holding weapon or committing crimes are easier signs to spot.
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