History DisproportionateRetribution / LiveActionTV

7th Apr '17 6:59:11 PM otemple700
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' [[spoiler:it is revealed that Emu was infected by the Bugster Virus by Kuroto when they were both children simply because Emu sent fan mail and game ideas. Kuroto started a deadly virus outbreak because some random kid in Japan had the potential of being a great game developer. ''Wow.'']]
23rd Mar '17 12:18:10 AM M84
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** In "Married with Children: England Show III: We're Spending as Fast as We Can", the episode ends with Al being arrested for trying to steal a towel from the Savoy. Peggy doesn't think he'll be punished too badly since it was just one towel. Cue a GilliganCut to Al being chained up in a dark dungeon. The old-looking bearded prisoner next to him is in a similar situation -- his crime was stealing an ashtray from the Ritz.
2nd Mar '17 5:39:32 PM dmcreif
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** In "In the Blood," Fisk is on a date with Vanessa, when Anatoly Ranskahov, one of the Russian brothers seeking to form a partnership with Fisk, crashes the date. Fisk takes Vanessa home and apologizes for the fiasco. Then he goes and beats Anatoly senseless before [[OffWithHisHead destroying his head with a car door]] for this slight. Fisk follows this up by targeting all of the Russians' operations and blowing up all of their hideouts, killing everyone who worked for Anatoly and his brother Vladimir, and having the corrupt cops in his pocket go in to shoot the survivors. Fisk already was having problems getting the Russians to be reliable and loyal, but this attack all came back to his interrupted date.
** Fisk continues to do this at several points in the series. For example, he kills Ben Urich for the mere sin of having to spoken to Fisk's mother.
** Flashbacks in episode 8 suggest that Wilson got this trait from his father. When Fisk was young and his father's political ambitions failed, Wilson was beaten up by a teenage boy who was knocking down Bill's signs and dismissed Bill as a loser. Bill responded by savagely beating the kid with a baseball bat, but not for beating up his son (which at least would make this understandable), but for the insults he directed at him (which he was just parroting from his own father), before then ''bullying Wilson into continuing the beat down on the boy while he was defenseless''. When Marlene finally called him out on his increasingly volatile behavior, he responded by beating her senseless with his belt while Wilson watched, until Wilson finally snapped and beat him to death with a hammer. Its not a surprise Wilson grew up to become the way he did.

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** In "In the Blood," Fisk is on a date with Vanessa, when Anatoly Ranskahov, one of the Russian brothers seeking to form a partnership with Fisk, crashes the date. Fisk takes Vanessa home and apologizes for the fiasco. Then he goes and beats Anatoly senseless before [[OffWithHisHead destroying his head with a car door]] for this slight. Fisk follows this up by targeting all of the Russians' operations and blowing up all of their hideouts, killing almost everyone who worked for Anatoly and his brother Vladimir, and having the corrupt cops in his pocket go in to shoot the survivors. Fisk already was having problems getting the Russians to be reliable and loyal, but this attack all came back to his interrupted date.
** Fisk continues to do this at several points in the series. For example, he kills Ben Urich for the mere sin of having to spoken (being tricked by Karen Page into) speaking to Fisk's mother.
** Flashbacks in episode 8 suggest that Wilson Fisk got this trait from his father. When Fisk was young and his father's political ambitions failed, Wilson was beaten up by a teenage boy who was knocking down Bill's signs and dismissed Bill as a loser. Bill responded by savagely beating the kid with a baseball bat, but not for beating up his son (which at least would make this understandable), but for the insults he directed at him (which he was just parroting from his own father), before then ''bullying Wilson into continuing the beat down on the boy while he was defenseless''. When Marlene finally called him out on his increasingly volatile behavior, he responded by beating her senseless with his belt while Wilson watched, until Wilson finally snapped and beat him to death with a hammer. Its not a surprise Wilson grew up to become the way he did.



* Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes in ''Series/LukeCage2016'' kills one of his own men because the guy dared to suggest that he use benign neglect and just leave Luke Cage alone rather than try to force him out of Harlem.

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* Cornell ''Series/LukeCage2016'':
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"Cottonmouth" Stokes in ''Series/LukeCage2016'' kills one of his own men because the guy dared to suggest that he use benign neglect and just leave Luke Cage alone rather than try to force him out of Harlem.Harlem.
**Willis "Diamondback" Stryker has had a lifelong vendetta against his half-brother all due to perceived ParentalFavoritism, which has included farming Luke and getting him put in Seagate.
13th Feb '17 6:05:38 AM Shadowgazer
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** In the episode "The One After the Superbowl", Creator/JuliaRoberts guest-stars as a childhood friend of Chandler's, whose underpants he once exposed to an auditorium of people. Twenty years later, she exacts her revenge by seducing him, telling him to wear her underpants, then offering to have sex with him in a restaurant bathroom and walking off with his clothes, leaving him in just her thong. This may be borderline disproportionate, because it wasn't just that he exposed her underwear, it was the fact that because of that, everyone at school called her "Suzy Underpants" until she was 18.

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** In the episode "The One After the Superbowl", Creator/JuliaRoberts guest-stars as a childhood friend of Chandler's, whose underpants he once exposed to an auditorium of people. Twenty years later, she exacts her revenge by seducing him, telling him to wear her underpants, then offering to have sex with him in a restaurant bathroom and walking off with his clothes, leaving him in just her thong. This may be borderline Subverted, since it was not this disproportionate, because it wasn't just that he exposed her underwear, it was the fact that because of that, everyone at school called her "Suzy Underpants" until she was 18.
1st Feb '17 6:47:10 PM dmcreif
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* Wilson Fisk in ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'':
** In "In the Blood," Fisk is on a date with Vanessa, when Anatoly, one of the Russian brothers seeking to form a partnership with Fisk, crashes the date. Fisk takes Vanessa home and apologizes for the fiasco. Then he goes and beats Anatoly senseless before [[OffWithHisHead destroying his head with a car door]] for this slight. Fisk follows this up by targeting all of the Russians' operations and blowing up all of their hideouts, killing everyone who worked for Anatoly and his brother Vladimir, and having the corrupt cops in his pocket go in to shoot the survivors. Fisk already was having problems getting the Russians to be loyal, but this attack all came back to his interrupted date.

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* *''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'': Three notable examples, all of them courtesy of Wilson Fisk in ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'':
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** In "In the Blood," Fisk is on a date with Vanessa, when Anatoly, Anatoly Ranskahov, one of the Russian brothers seeking to form a partnership with Fisk, crashes the date. Fisk takes Vanessa home and apologizes for the fiasco. Then he goes and beats Anatoly senseless before [[OffWithHisHead destroying his head with a car door]] for this slight. Fisk follows this up by targeting all of the Russians' operations and blowing up all of their hideouts, killing everyone who worked for Anatoly and his brother Vladimir, and having the corrupt cops in his pocket go in to shoot the survivors. Fisk already was having problems getting the Russians to be reliable and loyal, but this attack all came back to his interrupted date.



** Flashbacks in episode 8 suggest that Wilson got this trait from his father. When Fisk was young and his father's political ambitions failed, Wilson was beaten up by a teenage boy who was knocking down Bill's vote signs and dismissed Bill as a loser. Bill responded by savagely beating the kid with a baseball bat, but not for beating up his son (which at least would make this understandable), but for the insults he directed at him (which he was just repeating from his own father), before then ''bullying Wilson into continuing the beat down on the boy while he was defenseless''. When Marlene finally called him out on his increasingly volatile behavior, he responded by beating her senseless with his belt while Wilson watched, until Wilson finally snapped and beat him to death with a hammer. Its not a surprise Wilson grew up to become the way he did.

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** Flashbacks in episode 8 suggest that Wilson got this trait from his father. When Fisk was young and his father's political ambitions failed, Wilson was beaten up by a teenage boy who was knocking down Bill's vote signs and dismissed Bill as a loser. Bill responded by savagely beating the kid with a baseball bat, but not for beating up his son (which at least would make this understandable), but for the insults he directed at him (which he was just repeating parroting from his own father), before then ''bullying Wilson into continuing the beat down on the boy while he was defenseless''. When Marlene finally called him out on his increasingly volatile behavior, he responded by beating her senseless with his belt while Wilson watched, until Wilson finally snapped and beat him to death with a hammer. Its not a surprise Wilson grew up to become the way he did.
31st Jan '17 2:06:18 PM Wbender14
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** At the beginning of the episode "Normal", a man is cut off in traffic by a woman. He pulls up alongside her and winds down his window to talk to her, only for her to verbally abuse him. So he ''shoots her''. It turns out that that event was merely the straw that broke the camel's back for the killer. He clearly provoked her in order to get the justification to do it.

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** At the beginning of the episode "Normal", a man is cut off in traffic by a woman. He pulls up alongside her and winds down his window to talk to her, only for her to verbally abuse him. So he ''shoots her''. It turns out that that event was merely the straw that broke the camel's back for the killer. He clearly provoked her in order to get the justification to do it.
25th Jan '17 1:38:01 AM ShorinBJ
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' Penny touched Sheldon's food while having her own full plate of food and nearly ate his because she was hungry. She then sat in his spot to take a stand. He responded by banishing her from his and Leonard's apartment. Her response was to not serve him at the Cheesecake Factory, and then imply that she messed with his food. His response was to take away her wifi (though he simply changes the password to the wifi that he's paying for and she's leeching off; he has every right to set whatever rules he likes for her use of his wifi). When she ruined laundry night for him, Sheldon went too far and flung all of her laundry, including her underwear, outside on telephone poles. All of this escalating war tactics from Sheldon due to small mistakes from Penny.
** Howard uses one of his inappropriate compliments on Penny, in response she insults him and Howard falls into depression. Later, Penny apologizes and when Howard tries to kiss her, Penny breaks his nose.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' Penny touched Sheldon's food while having her own full plate of food and nearly ate his because she was hungry. She then sat in his spot to take a stand. He responded by banishing her from his and Leonard's apartment. Her response was to not serve him at the Cheesecake Factory, and then imply that she messed with his food. His response was to take away her wifi (though he simply changes the password to the wifi that he's paying for and she's leeching off; he has every right to set whatever rules he likes for her use of his wifi). When she ruined used up all the laundry machines on the night for him, he was going to do laundry, Sheldon went too far and flung all of her laundry, including her underwear, outside on telephone poles. All of this escalating war tactics from Sheldon due to small mistakes from Penny.
** Howard uses one of his inappropriate compliments on Penny, in response she insults him and Howard falls into depression. Later, Penny apologizes and when Howard tries to kiss her, Penny breaks his nose.
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** Casey is pretty much the poster boy for DisproportionateRetribution. He's (initially) completely fine with complying with an order by Beckman and Graham to kill Chuck just for possessing the Intersect, even though he didn't want it in the first place. Casey readily threatens (or carries out) bodily harm for such infractions as just annoying him, or giving him a hug. He warns Morgan that if he breaks his daughter Alex's heart, he'll break Morgan's ''everything''. He tortures and ''brainwashes'' [[spoiler: Lester]] just for insubordination against [[spoiler: Morgan]] at the Buy More, and implied he was willing to kill Harry Tang when Chuck asked whether he'd already offered to do so for Anna.
** [[spoiler: Emmett]] takes a bullet in the eye from a terrorist for calling him a pussy. Oh sure, he was TooDumbToLive, but that was excessive even for ''[[TheScrappy him]]''. Earlier, Chuck [[spoiler: nearly strangled him after being publicly berated by Emmet at the Buy More, and he had great difficulty maintaining control]].
** [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw's FaceHeelTurn. His wife is killed by Sarah, who was only ever given a place and a picture, because it was suspected she was a Ring operative. At least, that's what Shaw was told by The Director. Whether this was ''actually'' true was never investigated. But it led to Shaw trying to kill Sarah, Chuck and Casey, attempt to take over the CIA entirely, giving the Ring the Intersect, and the killing of Chuck's father.]]

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** Casey is pretty much the poster boy for DisproportionateRetribution. He's (initially) completely fine with complying with an order by Beckman and Graham to kill Chuck just for possessing the Intersect, even though he didn't want it in the first place. Casey readily threatens (or carries out) bodily harm for such infractions as just annoying him, or giving him a hug. He warns Morgan that if he breaks his daughter Alex's heart, he'll break Morgan's ''everything''. He tortures and ''brainwashes'' [[spoiler: Lester]] [[spoiler:Lester]] just for insubordination against [[spoiler: Morgan]] at the Buy More, and implied he was willing to kill Harry Tang when Chuck asked whether he'd already offered to do so for Anna.
** [[spoiler: Emmett]] [[spoiler:Emmett]] takes a bullet in the eye from a terrorist for calling him a pussy. Oh sure, he was TooDumbToLive, but that was excessive even for ''[[TheScrappy him]]''. Earlier, Chuck [[spoiler: nearly [[spoiler:nearly strangled him after being publicly berated by Emmet Emmett at the Buy More, and he had great difficulty maintaining control]].
** [[spoiler: Daniel [[spoiler:Daniel Shaw's FaceHeelTurn. His wife is killed by Sarah, who was only ever given a place and a picture, because it was suspected she was a Ring operative. At least, that's what Shaw was told by The Director. Whether this was ''actually'' true was never investigated. But it led to Shaw trying to kill Sarah, Chuck and Casey, attempt to take over the CIA entirely, giving the Ring the Intersect, and the killing of Chuck's father.]]
22nd Jan '17 5:34:17 AM Truro
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* A lot of the humor in ''Series/TheBrittasEmpire'' is based around this trope. A number of examples in the first episode include a workforce of builders going on strike, just because Brittas asked one of them to put his empty cigarette box in the bin, the cleaner quitting over a simple mix up about a spilt coffee, and [[SeriousBusiness one of his staff trying to kill him because he wasn't going to put in any table tennis facilities]].

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* A lot of the humor in ''Series/TheBrittasEmpire'' is based around this trope. A number of examples in the first episode include a workforce of builders going on strike, just because Brittas asked one of them to put his empty cigarette box in the bin, the cleaner quitting because of a petty squable over a simple mix up about a spilt coffee, and [[SeriousBusiness one of his staff trying to kill him because he wasn't going to put in any table tennis facilities]].
12th Jan '17 10:54:07 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': [[spoiler:Robb Stark violates a marriage vow to one of Walder Frey's daughters and instead marries a field medic he's fallen in love with. He tries to make amends by offering his sincere apologies, a valuable piece of property, and his uncle's hand instead of his own. Walder Frey seems to accept, but then proceeds to have his men kill Robb's pregnant wife (by stabbing her in the belly), Robb himself, Robb's mother, and Robb's entire army.]]
** The Commonfolk are unfortunately frequent targets of this, especially when the Lannisters are involved. Tyrion being taken hostage under suspicion of conspiring to murder Bran resulted in Gregor 'The Mountain' being unleashed on the Riverlands, brutally killing hundreds of innocent farmers and fishers. Joffery being pelted with a cow-pie was met with a LeaveNoSurvivors order on hundreds of gathered peasants in King's Landing. Fortunately in the latter case, sheer numbers made it impossible to carry-out, Joffery and his body guards were almost immediately sent running for their lives.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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[[spoiler:Robb Stark violates a marriage vow to one of Walder Frey's daughters and instead marries a field medic he's fallen in love with. He tries to make amends by offering his sincere apologies, a valuable piece of property, and his uncle's hand instead of his own. Walder Frey seems to accept, but then proceeds to have his men kill Robb's pregnant wife (by stabbing her in the belly), Robb himself, Robb's mother, and Robb's entire army.]]
** The Commonfolk are unfortunately frequent targets of this, especially when the Lannisters are involved. Tyrion being taken hostage under suspicion of conspiring to murder Bran resulted in Gregor 'The Mountain' being unleashed on the Riverlands, brutally killing hundreds of innocent farmers and fishers. Joffery being pelted with a cow-pie was met with a LeaveNoSurvivors order on hundreds of gathered peasants in King's Landing. Fortunately in the latter case, sheer numbers made it impossible to carry-out, Joffery and his body guards were almost immediately sent running for their lives. It's {{lampshaded}} by Tyrion: "They threw a cowpie at you, so you decided to ''kill them all''?!"
** Gregor Clegane burned off half his little brother's face for playing with his toy. He also beheads his horse and attempts to do the same to his opponent after being unhorsed in a tournament. Sandor even claims Gregor once killed a man for snoring too loudly.
28th Dec '16 11:05:54 AM Silverblade2
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** The Commonfolk are unfortunately frequent targets of this, especially when the Lannisters are involved. Tyrion being taken hostage under suspicion of conspiring to murder Bran resulted in Gregor 'The Mountain' being unleashed on the Riverlands, brutally killing hundreds of innocent farmers and fishers. Joffery being pelted with a cow-pie was met with a KillThemAll order on hundreds of gathered peasants in King's Landing. Fortunately in the latter case, sheer numbers made it impossible to carry-out, Joffery and his body guards were almost immediately sent running for their lives.

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** The Commonfolk are unfortunately frequent targets of this, especially when the Lannisters are involved. Tyrion being taken hostage under suspicion of conspiring to murder Bran resulted in Gregor 'The Mountain' being unleashed on the Riverlands, brutally killing hundreds of innocent farmers and fishers. Joffery being pelted with a cow-pie was met with a KillThemAll LeaveNoSurvivors order on hundreds of gathered peasants in King's Landing. Fortunately in the latter case, sheer numbers made it impossible to carry-out, Joffery and his body guards were almost immediately sent running for their lives.
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