History DisproportionateRetribution / Literature

3rd Jan '16 7:06:19 PM Xelloss08
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* In the ''Watersong'' novels by Amanda Hocking, Persephone's four handmaidens goofed off and weren't there to prevent her rape and murder at the hands of Hades. Persephone's mother, Demeter, was understandably angry at four human girls for not being there to fight a god off, and turned them into sirens. It turns out to be a case of CursedWithAwesome, since they don't mind so much having to eat the hearts of men, though Demeter gives some explanation of how eternity without love is the punishment. Two of the original sirens are killed by the leader, and the main character replaces one of them since there must always be four. In the name of continuing to punish the two remaining, Demeter refuses to help the MC, and doesn't much care about the thousands upon thousands who are suffering and dying at the hands of the sirens.
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* In the ''Watersong'' ''Literature/{{Watersong}}'' novels by Amanda Hocking, Persephone's four handmaidens goofed off and weren't there to prevent her rape and murder at the hands of Hades. Persephone's mother, Demeter, was understandably angry at four human girls for not being there to fight a god off, and turned them into sirens. It turns out to be a case of CursedWithAwesome, since they don't mind so much having to eat the hearts of men, though Demeter gives some explanation of how eternity without love is the punishment. Two of the original sirens are killed by the leader, and the main character replaces one of them since there must always be four. In the name of continuing to punish the two remaining, Demeter refuses to help the MC, and doesn't much care about the thousands upon thousands who are suffering and dying at the hands of the sirens.
22nd Dec '15 3:11:43 AM catmuto
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* ''Literature/FriedGreenTomatoesAtTheWhistleStopCafe'' has a moment where Evelyn Couch was waiting for a parking spot at a grocery store and two teen girls take it. In response to them mocking her for being 'old and slow', Evelyn [[DissonantSerenity calmly]] backs up her husband's car into theirs ''six times'', completely destroying it. And, as icing on top of the cake, tells the girls that Evelyn 'is much older and has much more insurance'.
29th Nov '15 3:33:38 PM ecuvulle6267
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* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', this is par for the course in Panem: after all, it's a society that decided to punish a single rebellion by obliterating districts and ordering its citizens to give up their children to a ruthless bloodsport every year in perpetuity. ** Katniss and Gale practically live off hunting in the Meadow, an area that is entirely abandoned by mankind and fenced off. Yet this action is considered poaching, even though the land belongs to no-one. Luckily District 12's Peacekeepers do not enforce this law, [[spoiler: at least at first]] because it carries awful penalties. ** Victors in the Hunger Games are forced to do exactly what Snow wants with the threat of having their families slaughtered. Case in point: [[spoiler:Snow had Haymitch's mother, brother, and girlfriend killed just because he didn't like the [[{{Combat Pragmatist}} clever trick]] he used to win the games.]]
12th Oct '15 8:16:10 PM ME24601
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** Tywin Lannister is well known for his harsh retribution. A popular song, "The Rains of Castamere" was written about how he completely wiped out two noble houses for being disloyal.
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** Tywin Lannister is The Lannisters are well known for his their harsh retribution. A popular song, "The Rains of Castamere" was written about how he they completely wiped out two noble houses for being disloyal.
7th Oct '15 10:27:00 PM YT45
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* The ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series by Taylor Anderson has Gunner's Mate Dennis Silva USN, of the USS ''Walker''. Silva is pretty much the Patron Saint of this trope. Prank him into chewing "tobacco" that's actually a powerful laxative, like his lemurian buddy Chack did? He will scandalize your sister (with her willing assistance). Break his favorite gun? He will beat you to death with it, as some Holy Dominion ''soldados'' found out the hard way. Kidnap Princess Rebecca Anne McDonald, who he considers his adopted little sister? ''You and everyone you know are going to die''.
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* The ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series by Taylor Anderson has Gunner's Mate Dennis Silva USN, of the USS ''Walker''. Silva is pretty much the Patron Saint of this trope. Prank him into chewing "tobacco" that's actually a powerful laxative, like his lemurian buddy Chack did? He will scandalize your sister (with her willing assistance). Break his favorite gun? He will beat you to death with it, as some Holy Dominion ''soldados'' found out the hard way. Kidnap Princess Rebecca Anne McDonald, [=McDonald=], who he considers his adopted little sister? ''You and everyone you know are going to die''.
7th Oct '15 10:26:14 PM YT45
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* The ''[[Literature/Destroyermen]]'' series by Taylor Anderson has Gunner's Mate Dennis Silva USN, of the USS ''Walker''. Silva is pretty much the Patron Saint of this trope. Prank him into chewing "tobacco" that's actually a powerful laxative, like his lemurian buddy Chack did? He will scandalize your sister (with her willing assistance). Break his favorite gun? He will beat you to death with it, as some Holy Dominion ''soldados'' found out the hard way. Kidnap Princess Rebecca Anne McDonald, who he considers his adopted little sister? ''You and everyone you know are going to die''.
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* The ''[[Literature/Destroyermen]]'' ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series by Taylor Anderson has Gunner's Mate Dennis Silva USN, of the USS ''Walker''. Silva is pretty much the Patron Saint of this trope. Prank him into chewing "tobacco" that's actually a powerful laxative, like his lemurian buddy Chack did? He will scandalize your sister (with her willing assistance). Break his favorite gun? He will beat you to death with it, as some Holy Dominion ''soldados'' found out the hard way. Kidnap Princess Rebecca Anne McDonald, who he considers his adopted little sister? ''You and everyone you know are going to die''.
7th Oct '15 10:24:56 PM YT45
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* The ''Literature/Destroyermen'' series by Taylor Anderson has Gunner's Mate Dennis Silva USN, of the USS ''Walker''. Silva is pretty much the Patron Saint of this trope. Prank him into chewing "tobacco" that's actually a powerful laxative, like his lemurian buddy Chack did? He will scandalize your sister (with her willing assistance). Break his favorite gun? He will beat you to death with it, as some Holy Dominion ''soldados'' found out the hard way. Kidnap Princess Rebecca Anne McDonald, who he considers his adopted little sister? ''You and everyone you know are going to die''.
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* The ''Literature/Destroyermen'' ''[[Literature/Destroyermen]]'' series by Taylor Anderson has Gunner's Mate Dennis Silva USN, of the USS ''Walker''. Silva is pretty much the Patron Saint of this trope. Prank him into chewing "tobacco" that's actually a powerful laxative, like his lemurian buddy Chack did? He will scandalize your sister (with her willing assistance). Break his favorite gun? He will beat you to death with it, as some Holy Dominion ''soldados'' found out the hard way. Kidnap Princess Rebecca Anne McDonald, who he considers his adopted little sister? ''You and everyone you know are going to die''.
7th Oct '15 10:23:47 PM YT45
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* The ''Literature/Destroyermen'' series by Taylor Anderson has Gunner's Mate Dennis Silva USN, of the USS ''Walker''. Silva is pretty much the Patron Saint of this trope. Prank him into chewing "tobacco" that's actually a powerful laxative, like his lemurian buddy Chack did? He will scandalize your sister (with her willing assistance). Break his favorite gun? He will beat you to death with it, as some Holy Dominion ''soldados'' found out the hard way. Kidnap Princess Rebecca Anne McDonald, who he considers his adopted little sister? ''You and everyone you know are going to die''.
7th Oct '15 8:52:19 AM Anddrix
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** In Chapter 12, when Ana sends an email to Christian saying that she doesn't want to get into BDSM and "it's been nice knowing you," Christians’ immediate response is to break into her duplex apartment, tie her up—the only thing he asks permission for—and then rape her into submission. (Despite the fact that Ana has been freaking out over BDSM for several chapters, she claims that the email was a joke. Ana doesn’t seem to realize that this doesn't make Grey's actions one bit less horrific).
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** In Chapter 12, when Ana sends an email to Christian saying that she doesn't want to get into BDSM and "it's been nice knowing you," Christians’ immediate response is to break into her duplex apartment, tie her up—the only thing he asks permission for—and then rape her into submission. (Despite the fact that Ana has been freaking out over BDSM for several chapters, she claims that the email was a joke. Ana doesn’t seem to realize that this doesn't make Grey's Christian's actions one bit less horrific).
7th Oct '15 8:51:47 AM Anddrix
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* ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'': ** In Chapter 12, when Ana sends an email to Christian saying that she doesn't want to get into BDSM and "it's been nice knowing you," Christians’ immediate response is to break into her duplex apartment, tie her up—the only thing he asks permission for—and then rape her into submission. (Despite the fact that Ana has been freaking out over BDSM for several chapters, she claims that the email was a joke. Ana doesn’t seem to realize that this doesn't make Grey's actions one bit less horrific). ** Christian also threatens to punish Ana by raping her in public on two occasions--once when he believes Ana has spoken on the phone to a male friend (she hasn't) and once when Ana refuses an extremely expensive present. His response in the first case is to threaten to screw her in the elevator going from his penthouse to the lobby (when anyone could walk in); in the second case, he threatens to hit her and then screw her on the hood of the car, because she belongs to him, and if he wants to give her Gift X, he ''will''.
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