History DisproportionateRetribution / Literature

8th Aug '16 11:23:35 PM 20person
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*** In the first book, Tywin Lannister had an innkeeper hanged. Her crime? Owning the inn where his [[TheUnfavorite least favourite]] son Tyrion wwas kidnapped.


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*** Afterwards, just having the last name Frey is a crime punishable by DisproportionateRetribution among some groups. The Brotherhood Without Banners, led by Lady Stoneheart ([[spoiler:AKA undead Catelyn Stark]]), hangs any Frey they catch. Up in the North, Lord Wyman Manderly [[spoiler:(who lost a son at the Red Wedding), has three Freys who visited his court killed, baked into pies, and fed to their relatives at Winterfell. To [[LoopholeAbuse avoid breaking]] [[SacredHospitality guest right]] like the Freys did, he gives them horses as gifts to signify they're no longer under his protection]].
12th Jul '16 4:03:13 PM MagBas
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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 [[MarySue Bella.]]

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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 [[MarySue Bella.]]
12th Jul '16 1:45:05 AM WillBGood
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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 [[SelfInsertSue Bella.]]

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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 [[SelfInsertSue [[MarySue Bella.]]
5th Jul '16 6:06:15 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Literature/AlteredCarbon'', [[AxCrazy Takeshi]] [[CrapsackWorld Kovacs]] is placed into a torture program for 24 simulated hours by some PunchClockVillain technicians hired by the BigBad. After he escapes, he remembers a passage from his favorite author about making every struggle personal. He returns to the technicians' office and kills everyone who works there, then goes to a strip club that is tangentially related to the affair and massacres everyone working there as well. He melts the heads of everyone he kills, preventing them from being resurrected in a new body, as most people are after death. His rampage is considered outrageous by everyone who learns about it.

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* In ''Literature/AlteredCarbon'', Literature/TakeshiKovacs tends to do this kind of thing [[AxCrazy Takeshi]] [[CrapsackWorld Kovacs]] at]] [[AntiHero least]] [[SociopathicSoldier once]] per book.
** In ''Altered Carbon'', he
is placed into a torture program for 24 simulated hours by some PunchClockVillain technicians hired by the BigBad. After he escapes, he remembers a passage from his favorite author about making every struggle personal. He returns to the technicians' office and kills everyone who works there, then goes to a strip club that is tangentially related to the affair and massacres everyone working there as well. He melts the heads of everyone he kills, preventing them from being resurrected in a new body, as most people are after death. His rampage is considered outrageous by everyone who learns about it.it.
** In ''Broken Angels'' he massacres an entire troop of [[spoiler: Carrera's Wedge soldiers to avenge a friend despite only a few of them even being involved.]] And another character, revolutionary leader Kemp, nuked a city due to [[spoiler: Hand's manipulations.]]
** Sometime before ''Woken Furies'' Kovacs learned that his ex-girlfriend married a religious fanatic, had a daughter who was killed in an accident, then tried to resurrect her against her husband's religion. But the priests caught her, tortured her to death, and tossed her [[BodyBackupDrive cortical stack]] in the ocean, effectively killing her for good. Kovacs found her husband, dragged the names of the ones who dumped her stack out of him, tortured and killed them, then went on to slaughter everyone in their village who was an adult at the time and had their stacks put in animals used for pit fights. By the time the book starts he's making a bit of a dent in the faith's hierarchy.
10th Jun '16 10:43:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* The DeanKoontz short story "Kittens". Sure, it's horrible when you're a first-grade girl and you find out that your father has been drowning your cat's litters of kittens and claiming that "God took them", but [[spoiler:drowning your twin baby brothers in the bathtub]] to get back at him is going a little far. (Especially disproportionate because drowning kittens was a common practice back in the day.)

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* The DeanKoontz Creator/DeanKoontz short story "Kittens". Sure, it's horrible when you're a first-grade girl and you find out that your father has been drowning your cat's litters of kittens and claiming that "God took them", but [[spoiler:drowning your twin baby brothers in the bathtub]] to get back at him is going a little far. (Especially disproportionate because drowning kittens was a common practice back in the day.)
8th Jun '16 8:15:36 AM Silverblade2
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** Even though it's not direct retribution for what he's done, [[spoiler:the torture Theon goes through at the hands of Ramsay is much harsher than the more honourable punishments the reader may expect he'd get]].
8th May '16 1:30:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''InDeath'': A number of murderers and criminals throughout the series have done this. ''Promises In Death'' reveals that Max Ricker sliced up three men and left them floating down a river. Why? Because they stole from a store owned by his son, Alex Ricker, and caused him embarrassment. Creepy!

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* ''InDeath'': ''Literature/InDeath'': A number of murderers and criminals throughout the series have done this. ''Promises In Death'' reveals that Max Ricker sliced up three men and left them floating down a river. Why? Because they stole from a store owned by his son, Alex Ricker, and caused him embarrassment. Creepy!
1st Apr '16 2:38:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done a great deal in AesopsFables. One particularly harsh example is in the story of the monkey and the camel. The monkey danced for all the desert animals and amused them with how nimble and cute he was. The camel saw this and figured that he could do just as well. He showed off, trying to dance as well, but was much clumsier and oafish. The animals were so annoyed at his terrible dancing that they drove him out of the desert, and then ate him, "serving refreshments of camel humps and ribs".

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* Done a great deal in AesopsFables.Literature/AesopsFables. One particularly harsh example is in the story of the monkey and the camel. The monkey danced for all the desert animals and amused them with how nimble and cute he was. The camel saw this and figured that he could do just as well. He showed off, trying to dance as well, but was much clumsier and oafish. The animals were so annoyed at his terrible dancing that they drove him out of the desert, and then ate him, "serving refreshments of camel humps and ribs".
5th Mar '16 2:56:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* The captain of the Albatross in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' has Michael flogged for accidentally spilling paint on him. Bonus points for Michael not having been the one to spill the paint in the first place.

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* The captain of the Albatross in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' has Michael flogged for accidentally spilling paint on him. Bonus points for Michael not having been the one to spill the paint in the first place.



* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''LineOfDelirium'' (inspired by ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion''), the backstory has humans wiping out the entire [[LizardFolk Sakkra]] race after they invade three remote human colonies (they can't control their reproduction and need space). TheEmperor justifies this by claiming that the Sakkra uncontrolled birthrate would eventually result in them being a threat to ''everyone''. The other alien races still haven't forgiven humans for the genocide.

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* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''LineOfDelirium'' Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/LineOfDelirium'' (inspired by ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion''), the backstory has humans wiping out the entire [[LizardFolk Sakkra]] race after they invade three remote human colonies (they can't control their reproduction and need space). TheEmperor justifies this by claiming that the Sakkra uncontrolled birthrate would eventually result in them being a threat to ''everyone''. The other alien races still haven't forgiven humans for the genocide.
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.
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