History DisproportionateRetribution / Literature

1st Aug '17 5:04:11 AM Nyame
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** [[spoiler:Voldemort cursed the Defense Against the Dark Arts post at Hogwarts after Dumbledore rejected him for it. Until the day Voldemort died, no DADA teacher had lasted longer than a single school year. While there are some practical reasons as to why he did it, it's clear his main motivation was pure spite, especially since there are some implications that he wasn't interested in the job at all when he went to apply for it (as he used his interview at Hogwarts as an opportunity to hide one of his horcruxes in the castle)]].
30th Jul '17 3:27:02 PM system
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22nd Jul '17 7:43:13 AM RareGiftFiend
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** In ''Order of the Phoenix,'' Hermione jinxes the membership sheet for Dumbledore's Army. Later, when Marietta Edgecombe rats them out to Umbridge, the word SNEAK breaks out in acne across her face. Although it is implied that she only did so after Umbridge threatened her parents, [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality Harry later feels a sense of satisfaction when he notes that the jinx permanently scarred Marietta's skin.]]

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** In ''Order of the Phoenix,'' Hermione jinxes the membership sheet for Dumbledore's Army. Later, when Marietta Edgecombe rats them out to Umbridge, the word SNEAK breaks out in acne across her face. Although it is implied that she only did so after Umbridge threatened her parents, [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality Harry later feels a sense of satisfaction when he notes that the jinx permanently scarred Marietta's skin.]]
22nd Jul '17 7:30:47 AM RareGiftFiend
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** In ''Order of the Phoenix,'' Hermione jinxes the membership sheet for Dumbledore's Army. Later, when Marietta Edgecombe rats them out to Umbridge, the word SNEAK breaks out in acne across her face. Although it is implied that she only did so after Umbridge threatened her parents, [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality Harry later feels a sense of satisfaction when he notes that the jinx permanently scarred Marietta's skin.]]
21st Jul '17 2:16:12 PM RareGiftFiend
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** In ''Deathly Hallows,'' Harry watches from the shadows as Amycus Carrow spits in [=McGonagall's=] face. The sight prompts Harry to use the [[ColdBloodedTorture Cruciatus Curse]] on Amycus. Despite being portrayed as a vile, loathsome act when used by people like Bellatrix Lestrange, [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality [=McGonagall=] calls Harry's use of the curse "gallant."]]
25th Jun '17 2:07:37 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Holes}}'', every member of the Yelnats family and their descendants are cursed with bad luck because one of their ancestors, Elya Yelnats, forgot to fulfill a promise to Madame Zeroni. The promise? All he had to do was carry her up a mountain, and sing a certain song while she drank from the spring on the top.

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* In ''{{Holes}}'', ''Literature/{{Holes}}'', every member of the Yelnats family and their descendants are cursed with bad luck because one of their ancestors, Elya Yelnats, forgot to fulfill a promise to Madame Zeroni. The promise? All he had to do was carry her up a mountain, and sing a certain song while she drank from the spring on the top.
17th Jun '17 4:23:04 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', one of Khiruev's mothers kills her partner for taking their daughter to see a historical reconstruction, having decided that having harmless fun with something from before the current regime came to power is obviously heretical.
29th Apr '17 11:25:36 AM nombretomado
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* A race introduced by TimothyZahn in the ''HandOfThrawn'' duology have this as part of their legal code. The penalty for murder is death, life for life - either one who is guilty, or ten of his clan who are innocent. They use this to justify flattening a Bothan space station and further inflaming the political mess engulfing the New Republic.

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* A race introduced by TimothyZahn Creator/TimothyZahn in the ''HandOfThrawn'' ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' duology have this as part of their legal code. The penalty for murder is death, life for life - either one who is guilty, or ten of his clan who are innocent. They use this to justify flattening a Bothan space station and further inflaming the political mess engulfing the New Republic.
26th Apr '17 8:32:04 PM Seanette
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* ''Literature/AnimalFarm'': "So Napoleon wants dead babies from us, huh? We'll give him dead babies, all right!" [[MakeAnExampleOfThem Words cannot describe how horrifically Napoleon overreacted to that little stunt.]]
13th Apr '17 1:30:41 AM Statzkeen
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*** [[spoiler: WordOfGod later stated that while Voldemort's death lifted the curse, Slytherin's shady reputation nonetheless stands.]]
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