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Question of the Day

What do you think?

How credible do you think it is that someone as obviously unstable as Gabriel could head such a big mafia organization?

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Stace     2/8/2014 7:38:49 AM
Happens all the time- all throught history. Dictators. Monarchs/Kings. Mafia. Gangs. Revolutionaries. Its one of the reasons he's so effective.

Sharon R     2/8/2014 5:09:10 AM
Credible. Unstable and intelligent do often go together. He had the wealth to hire people, the power to delegate and punish. He had a network of people just greedy and cruel enough to enable him. The fear he inspired would give him the ability to use other people and bend them to his will.

Emily     2/7/2014 9:50:49 PM
I think his un-stability is why he was so good at heading such a huge criminal organization. Fear. You never know what's coming next. I think we can all reference various heads of legal and illegal organizations that we can't believe function, yet rule.

Nom-de-Guerre     2/6/2014 9:05:38 PM
I agree with the previous commenters. Lord knows crazy people have been running things since the beginning of time. It requires a huge ego to feel equal to the task, and the crazier and more narcissistic (even sociopathic) the person, the bigger and more insatiable the ego. It's a natural fit.

Rusty / RedNightBird     2/5/2014 8:27:36 PM
Single minded people achieve all sorts of things....Stalin probably was the sanest individual but he achieved as many accomplishments as atrocities.

Walkingmiracle     2/5/2014 5:28:45 PM
I don't really think that most mob bosses are stable. They just have to be smart in that position.

Susie     2/5/2014 11:27:43 AM
Gabriel was coldly evil he could scare anyone into working for him. He could probably threaten his underlings with harm to them and their families if they did not bow to him.

T'Mara     2/5/2014 11:12:20 AM
There are a lot of really creepy people out there that can pass themselves off as normal and nobody is the wiser about their true degree of instability. Also, he is rich and powerful. Many people will overlook the employer's instability if the money is right and he does seem to have some organizational talent despite his mental problems. And last but not least, I think he was not always *that* unstable, but got more and more unhinged the more he got obsessed with Vincent and little Jacob.

Pat     2/5/2014 10:48:04 AM
Not so much a Season 3 person, but what I remember of Gabriel, I'd say he is all too common (especially for an illegal setup if not so often regular corporate structure). I doubt he would show this side of himself in normal day to day operations of the legitimate corporate side, but within his 'organization' he is more truly himself. Yes, a master manipulator.

underthewelt     2/5/2014 9:41:23 AM
very, just look back in history or world politics today there were and are enough cracy guys who wanted to rule the world, and unfortunately succeded at least for a short time. sehr glaubhaft, schaut einfach in der Geschichte zurück oder schaut die heutige weltpolitik an, da gibt es genug verrückte persönlichkeiten die versucht haben die welt zu beherrschen und zumindest für kurze zeitleider sehr erfolgreich waren und sind.

M.     2/5/2014 9:04:18 AM
With a Mentor who enjoy such abilities and let him learn how to lead and manipulate. It`s scary how normal this really bad people look like (newspaperpictures)

Kindra     2/5/2014 7:59:39 AM
He reminds me very much of Moriarty. Insane, but incredibly clever, a master manipulator, with eyes and ears everywhere because he has the brains to devise plots and play with people like a chess game.

Cordi     2/5/2014 7:15:56 AM
Er hat das Geld, er hat die Ausstrahlung ein Boss zu sein, er ist rücksichtlos und angsteinflößend. Diese Labilität macht ihn so gefährlich und fodert denen, die ihn kennen und für ihn arbeiten den nötigen Respekt ab, um eine solche Organisation zu leiten. Für mich ist er mit all diesen Punkten sehr glaubwürdig und 'bessere' menschliche Fähigkeiten kann man für diesen Job eigentlich garnicht haben. ;) ------------- He has money, the presence to be a Boss, he is ruthless and frightening. And his lability commands respect from those who know him, work for him to rule such an organisation. Personally for he is with all this points very believeble and what "better" abilities can there be for this job. ;)

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