History DisproportionateRetribution / Literature

22nd May '18 12:02:41 AM LummoxJR
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* In ''Literature/TheAffix'', Carlos Sanchez tosses a hand grenade into Wallace's [[ThePreciousPreciousCar vintage car]], seemingly killing him. Wallace reappears later to enact a drive-by shooting in which he specifically targets [[spoiler:one of Carlos' brothers]], shouting "Ojo por ojo" when he does it. In Wallace's eyes this isn't disproportionate at all.
25th Mar '18 10:16:56 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Carrie}},'' the protagonist's mother, [[TheFundamentalist Margaret White,]] once caught her asking a sunbathing neighbor about her breasts when she was three. Her reaction was to try to kill her with a butcher knife.

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* In ''{{Carrie}},'' ''{{Literature/Carrie}},'' the protagonist's mother, [[TheFundamentalist Margaret White,]] once caught her asking a sunbathing neighbor about her breasts when she was three. Her reaction was to try to kill her with a butcher knife.
2nd Feb '18 1:48:58 AM Cryoclaste
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* This theme is subverted in ''[[EnchantedForestChronicles Dealing With Dragons]]'', when the princess Alianora was brought up to deliberately be thrown into princessy situations but none of them worked out properly. When she was born, her parents forgot to invite a wicked fairy, in the hopes of getting her a christening curse. Instead, when the fairy shows up she ends up eating cake and ice cream and dancing and ultimately has so much fun she forgives everyone and leave without cursing the princess.

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* This theme is subverted in ''[[EnchantedForestChronicles Dealing With Dragons]]'', ''Literature/DealingWithDragons'', when the princess Alianora was brought up to deliberately be thrown into princessy situations but none of them worked out properly. When she was born, her parents forgot to invite a wicked fairy, in the hopes of getting her a christening curse. Instead, when the fairy shows up she ends up eating cake and ice cream and dancing and ultimately has so much fun she forgives everyone and leave without cursing the princess.
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).
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