If a character has the "whoever can pay" condition, and the godfather is on it, then players who did not place the most gems can pay to receive the character's favor AND the godfather's favor in a single payment.
are you sure about that?
when i read the rules, I understand that only the player that placed the most gems get the Godfather bonus.
even if there is tie for first place then they dont get the godfather bonus.
"to whoever can pay", here they can pay to get the charater bonus, but not the godfather bonus.