Don’t look at me, Dana. If I had any good ideas, I wouldn’t have written you into this situation.

“Martian mafia” is a bit of a misnomer, anyway. I strongly doubt the Red Brotherhood is actually descended from any crime families originating in Italy. Not because Italians didn’t go to space — they did — it’s just that the Real-Ass Mafia couldn’t get their name trademarked as it had already been genericized. So now every two-bit crime operation in the system is gluing “mafia” to the end out of habit.

Easily the most confusing of them is the Mafia Mafia, a criminal organization composed entirely of members of criminal organizations. Less because of the name, though, and more because of their slavish devotion to speaking with thick mafia accents, and thus literally cannot be understood most of the time.