History DisproportionateRetribution / Literature

19th Jan '18 3:57:51 AM MagBas
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* In ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', Cao Cao responds to the death of his father at the hands of one of Tao Qian's officers by committing a genocide against Tao's subjects. Then again, the historical Tao Qian was among the list of selfish bastards far than from what Cao Cao actually was like, so it didn't seem too far-fetched solely from a historical standpoint.

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* In ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', Cao Cao responds to the death of his father at the hands of one of Tao Qian's officers by committing a genocide against Tao's subjects. Then again, the historical Tao Qian was among the list of selfish bastards far than from what Cao Cao actually was like, so it didn't seem too far-fetched solely from a historical standpoint.
18th Jan '18 11:11:41 PM SneaselSawashiro
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* In ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', Cao Cao responds to the death of his father at the hands of one of Tao Qian's officers by committing a genocide against Tao's subjects. Then again, the historical Tao Qian was among the list of selfish bastards, so it didn't seem too far-fetched solely from a historical standpoint.

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* In ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', Cao Cao responds to the death of his father at the hands of one of Tao Qian's officers by committing a genocide against Tao's subjects. Then again, the historical Tao Qian was among the list of selfish bastards, bastards far than from what Cao Cao actually was like, so it didn't seem too far-fetched solely from a historical standpoint.
18th Jan '18 11:11:17 PM SneaselSawashiro
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* In ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', Cao Cao responds to the death of his father at the hands of one of Tao Qian's officers by committing a genocide against Tao's subjects.

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* In ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', Cao Cao responds to the death of his father at the hands of one of Tao Qian's officers by committing a genocide against Tao's subjects. Then again, the historical Tao Qian was among the list of selfish bastards, so it didn't seem too far-fetched solely from a historical standpoint.
17th Nov '17 3:49:09 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': WordofGod says Lauren fell prey to a modeling scam that cost her over a thousand dollars and a good chunk of her hair. What made her deserving of this? She made one relatively minor sarcastic comment about Bella.
17th Nov '17 3:27:46 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'':
** In ''Mattimeo'', Slagar the Cruel's entire reason for being is revenge against Matthias for his grievous, insanity-inflicting injuries...that were actually well-deserved, what with him being AlwaysChaoticEvil and all, and furthermore had nothing to do with Matthias whatsoever. Simple logic - that the Redwallers saved him from poison-induced death - doesn't stop him from kidnapping Matthias' son (the eponymous Mattimeo) and several other children, however, as well as siding with the delusional polecat-slash-pagan deity Malkariss.
** One of Gabool's pirates complains that they don't get enough shares of the loot. Gabool agrees and allows him to take any treasure he wants, insisting he take that one crown. After the minion puts the crown on his head, Gabool instantly decapitates him as a warning to anyone else.

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* ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'':
** In ''Mattimeo'', Slagar the Cruel's entire reason for being is revenge against Matthias for his grievous, insanity-inflicting injuries...that were actually well-deserved, what with him being AlwaysChaoticEvil and all, and furthermore had nothing to do with Matthias whatsoever. Simple logic - that the Redwallers saved him from poison-induced death - doesn't stop him from kidnapping Matthias' son (the eponymous Mattimeo) and several other children, however, as well as siding with the delusional polecat-slash-pagan deity Malkariss.
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''{{Literature/Redwall}}'': One of Gabool's pirates complains that they don't get enough shares of the loot. Gabool agrees and allows him to take any treasure he wants, insisting he take that one crown. After the minion puts the crown on his head, Gabool instantly decapitates him as a warning to anyone else.
17th Nov '17 3:20:48 AM Shadowgazer
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** After James Potter humiliates Snape with some bullying, but physically harmless hexes some of which Snape invented (which James likely learned when Snape used them on ''him''), Snape retaliates with Sectumsempra, a curse that causes the victim to bleed "as though he had been slashed with an invisible sword." Luckily, the curse only grazed James' cheek (and even that was enough to get blood on his robes).
31st Oct '17 1:26:47 AM darkemyst
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** After James Potter humiliates Snape with some bullying, but physically harmless hexes some of which Snape invented (which James likely learned when Snape used them on ''him''), Snape retaliates with Sectumsempra, a curse that causes the victim to bleed "as though he had been slashed with an invisible sword." Luckily, the curse only grazed James' cheek (and even that was enough to get blood on his robes).
29th Oct '17 11:41:55 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''[[CircleOfMagic Battle Magic]]'' by the above author, TheEmperor of the Yanjing Empire is shown to be prone to this. He has a rose garden and the gardeners working on it burned just because a small patch of mold was found on one plant when he was showing it off to Briar and Rosethorn. The rose bush that had the mold escaped being burned because Rosethorn begged the emperor to give it to her as a present after she had healed it.

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* In the ''[[CircleOfMagic ''[[Literature/CircleOfMagic Battle Magic]]'' by the above author, TheEmperor of the Yanjing Empire is shown to be prone to this. He has a rose garden and the gardeners working on it burned just because a small patch of mold was found on one plant when he was showing it off to Briar and Rosethorn. The rose bush that had the mold escaped being burned because Rosethorn begged the emperor to give it to her as a present after she had healed it.
26th Oct '17 2:56:07 PM darkemyst
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** [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Dolores Umbridge]] forces students to write lines in their own blood with a quill that cuts into the skin on the backs of their hands. It's stated that at least one student's hand is bleeding quite badly, and that Harry himself has another permanent scar. All of this for speaking out of turn and/or questioning the Ministry.

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** In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]] [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Dolores Umbridge]] forces students to write lines in their own blood with a quill that cuts into the skin on the backs of their hands. It's stated that at least one student's hand is bleeding quite badly, and that Harry himself has another permanent scar. All of this for speaking out of turn and/or questioning the Ministry.



** Also, Draco Malfoy keeps bullying Harry and his friends just because Harry didn't accept his offer of friendship (even after Draco insults Ron in the process). This continues on for five more books until he tones it down in the sixth book, being focused on [[spoiler:the mission Voldemort gave him.]]

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** Also, Draco Malfoy keeps bullying Harry and his friends just because Harry didn't accept his offer of friendship (even after Draco insults Ron in the process). This continues on for five more books until he tones it down in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince sixth book, book]], being focused on [[spoiler:the mission Voldemort gave him.]]


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** While the trio skips out on school during ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' the rest of the students find themselves at a Hogwarts where being sentenced to detention regularly includes being subjected to the [[AgonyBeam Cruciatus Curse]], beatings and other tortures in addition to the punishments Umbridge had formerly allowed.
22nd Oct '17 5:11:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''The Highland Twins at the ChaletSchool'', when Fiona [=McDonald=] makes a snarky comment at Betty Wynne-Davies, Betty responds by planning to steal the Chart of Erisay, a document containing military information about the remote Scottish island where the [=McDonalds=] live. She then makes a deal with a Nazi spy to hand it over to him, after he hears her talking about it and corners her. When news gets back to the school and police are called in, Betty winds up being expelled.

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* In ''The Highland Twins at the ChaletSchool'', Literature/ChaletSchool'', when Fiona [=McDonald=] makes a snarky comment at Betty Wynne-Davies, Betty responds by planning to steal the Chart of Erisay, a document containing military information about the remote Scottish island where the [=McDonalds=] live. She then makes a deal with a Nazi spy to hand it over to him, after he hears her talking about it and corners her. When news gets back to the school and police are called in, Betty winds up being expelled.
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