History DisproportionateRetribution / Literature

15th Jan '17 8:53:05 AM Kimera128
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* ''Literature/FortyEightLawsOfPower:'' In one tale in this book, Lope de Aguierre was sentenced to 200 lashes by Judge Esquivel for a serious crime. Aguierre wanted to be executed instead, but the Judge didn't allow it. Afterward Aguierre chased the judge through three cities, 1100 leagues over the course of three years and four months, some of which was on his bare feet (he had no shoes). Finally the Judge reached a city where the police were a strong force... only to be stabbed to death in his sleep.
20th Dec '16 12:39:23 PM Homemaderat
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* in ''Literature/OurMothersHouse'' Gertie is abused (sexually touched) by a local mechanic. "Mother" orders she be punished by having her hair cut, not talked to, having her most prized possession taken away, limiting how much she can eat/drink.......[[spoiler: and she later dies from it. All because she got abused and supposedly liked it.]]
13th Dec '16 7:01:46 PM dotchan
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* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'': The amount of ColdBloodedTorture and MindRape that the Party put Winston through for his perceived crimes - keeping a journal, having a sexual relationship - is astonishing considering they're so trivial that they would have posed no threat to the Party's power base. It's very likely he would've continued writing propaganda for the Ministry of Truth, having secret meetings with Julia and pondering as to the existence of the Brotherhood until his life naturally expired... But for the Party, mere obedience is not enough.

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* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'': The amount of ColdBloodedTorture and MindRape that the Party put Winston through for his perceived crimes - keeping a journal, having a sexual relationship - is astonishing considering they're so trivial that they would have posed no threat to the Party's power base. It's very likely he would've continued writing propaganda for the Ministry of Truth, having secret meetings with Julia and pondering as to the existence of the Brotherhood until his life naturally expired... But for the Party, mere obedience is not enough.enough; Winston has to ''love'' Big Brother, willingly or not.
13th Dec '16 7:01:07 PM dotchan
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* "So [[Literature/AnimalFarm 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.]]

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* ''Literature/AnimalFarm'': "So [[Literature/AnimalFarm Napoleon]] 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.]]
4th Dec '16 10:34:32 AM nombretomado
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** In "Wolves Beyond the Border", the Pict shaman Zogar Sag is briefly jailed for mugging a merchant and stealing his liquors. He reacts by summoning a Swamp Devil [[spoiler: (actually his brother)]] and sending him to kill the merchant and the guards who arrested him. However, Conan stated that imprisoning a Pict is the worst offense you can make to him.



* In the ConanTheBarbarian story "Wolves beyond the Border", the Pict shaman Zogar Sag is briefly jailed for mugging a merchant and stealing his liquors. He reacts by summoning a Swamp Devil [[spoiler: (actually his brother)]] and sending him to kill the merchant and the guards who arrested him. However, Conan stated that imprisoning a Pict is the worst offense you can make to him.
4th Dec '16 10:33:21 AM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", Thoth-Amon, having gotten back his RingOfPower and wanting more than anything to make his former master Ascalante pay for all the humiliation he's heaped upon him, sends a demon of Set after him and throws in, just for giggles, everyone with him at the time. Including, as it happens, Conan whom Ascalante was trying to assassinate at the time.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian:
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story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", Thoth-Amon, having gotten back his RingOfPower and wanting more than anything to make his former master Ascalante pay for all the humiliation he's heaped upon him, sends a demon of Set after him and throws in, just for giggles, everyone with him at the time. Including, as it happens, Conan whom Ascalante was trying to assassinate at the time.
30th Nov '16 9:59:59 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': Duke Morkney sentences a man who stole from a stall to lose all his property and one of his hands.
18th Nov '16 12:40:53 PM ByPassingEditor
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** Roughly two thirds of ''Literature/TheSumOfAllFears'' is about Elizabeth Elliot trying to ruin Ryan's career and marriage for taking offense to ''her'' bad manners in the previous book.



** Roughly two thirds of ''Literature/TheSumOfAllFears'' is about Elizabeth Elliot trying to ruin Ryan's career and marriage for taking offense to ''her'' bad manners in the previous book.
2nd Nov '16 3:40:34 PM SomberCaelifera
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** Long before that, [[BloodKnight Thistleclaw]] ordered his apprentice (who would grow up to be Tigerstar) to attack and almost kill a kit who had accidentally wandered into their territory. This may go double, as the kit was a very young [[AxCrazy Scourge]], who eventually disemboweled Tigerstar.

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** Long before that, [[BloodKnight Thistleclaw]] ordered his apprentice (who would grow up to be Tigerstar) to attack and almost kill a kit who had accidentally wandered into their territory. This may go double, DisproportionateRetribution was eventually met with more DisproportionateRetribution, as the kit was a very young [[AxCrazy Scourge]], who eventually disemboweled Tigerstar.Tigerstar, after Tigerstar tried to give Scourge's followers orders.
2nd Nov '16 3:29:11 PM SomberCaelifera
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** Long before that, [[BloodKnight Thistleclaw]] ordered his apprentice to attack and almost kill a kit who had accidentally wandered into their territory. This may go double, as the kit was a very young [[AxCrazy Scourge]].

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** Long before that, [[BloodKnight Thistleclaw]] ordered his apprentice (who would grow up to be Tigerstar) to attack and almost kill a kit who had accidentally wandered into their territory. This may go double, as the kit was a very young [[AxCrazy Scourge]].Scourge]], who eventually disemboweled Tigerstar.
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