History DisproportionateRetribution / LiveActionTV

18th Jul '17 1:34:24 PM Discar
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* A specialty of Pierce Hawthorne on ''Series/{{Community}}'':
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E14AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons"]] takes this UpToEleven.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E16IntermediateDocumentaryFilmmaking "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"]] is all about his complicated revenge.
** His targets are not limited to the study group. In "Intro to Political Science", he enters the school election and repeatedly antagonizes fellow candidate Vicki until she drops out of the election. His reason? She wouldn't lend him a pencil. (Of course, Vicki later performs some disproportionate retribution of her own by lending Pierce a pencil...through his cheek.)

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* A specialty of Pierce Hawthorne on ''Series/{{Community}}'':
** A specialty of Pierce Hawthorne.
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[[Recap/CommunityS2E14AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons"]] takes this UpToEleven.
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UpToEleven. When the study group chooses not to invite him to a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game that they know he wouldn't like and that they're using to help a bullied student, he bullies his way into the game and derails it as the villain. At the end, [[FriendshipMoment the bullied kid tells Pierce he had fun]].
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[[Recap/CommunityS2E16IntermediateDocumentaryFilmmaking "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"]] is all about his complicated revenge.
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revenge. He pretends he's dying, and bequeaths various gifts on the study group in order to screw with their heads for leaving him out of things all year. Shirley is given a CD supposedly filled with all the awful things the group says behind her back, Britta gets a ten thousand dollar check that she's supposed to donate to charity, Troy gets a meeting with his childhood hero when all he wanted was a signed picture ("YOU CAN'T DISAPPOINT A PICTURE!"), Annie gets a tiara that's been in Pierce's family for generations because she's his "favorite," and Jeff supposedly gets a meeting with his long-lost father. Abed is left out because he's filming everything, Jeff immediately sees through Pierce's games and threatens to beat him to a bloody pulp, and Annie decides that the tiara was a SecretTestOfCharacter and gives it back. Ironically, despite all the angst the gift caused her, she was the only one Pierce ''wasn't'' screwing with. He really did just want to give her a nice gift because she's his favorite.
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His targets are not limited to the study group. In "Intro "[[Recap/CommunityS2E17IntroToPoliticalScience Intro to Political Science", Science]]", he enters the school election and repeatedly antagonizes fellow candidate Vicki until she drops out of the election. His reason? She wouldn't lend him a pencil. (Of course, Vicki later performs some disproportionate retribution of her own by lending Pierce a pencil...through his cheek.))
** In addition to Pierce's example in "[[Recap/CommunityS2E17IntroToPoliticalScience Intro to Political Science]]", Jeff also joined the race to get back at a woman. In his case, he was mad at Annie for quipping that he's not a lawyer any more, so he decided to demonstrate the cruel reality of politics to her. She responded by digging up a video Jeff made auditioning for ''Series/TheRealWorld'' and airing it for the entire school.
12th Jul '17 2:15:34 PM gb00393
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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 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''?!"

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** The Commonfolk are unfortunately frequent targets of this, especially when the Lannisters are involved. Tyrion being taken hostage by Catelyn Stark under suspicion of conspiring to murder Bran resulted in Tywin unleasing Gregor 'The Mountain' being unleashed on the Riverlands, brutally killing hundreds of innocent farmers and fishers. Joffery fishers to show everyone that ''you do not mess with the Lannisters'', even if it's the most worthless-in-his-eyes of Lannisters. Joffrey 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''?!"


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** Any slight against House Lannister is met with ''extreme'' prejudice from Tywin, as shown above by his unleashing of The Mountain. His establishing moment in the backstory was wiping out the entirety of the Lannister vassal House Reyne for daring to think that they could stand up to the Lannisters. When he gives his speech about family reputation and fear, he really, really means it.
8th Jun '17 4:14:07 PM moto12
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* ''Sereis/{{Seinfeld}}

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** There was also the episode where Eliane lost her boyfriend, her friends, AND her job all because she didn't like ''Film/TheEnglishPatient.';

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** There was also the episode where Eliane lost her boyfriend, her friends, AND her job all because she didn't like ''Film/TheEnglishPatient.';''
8th Jun '17 4:13:14 PM moto12
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* ''Sereis/{{Seinfeld}}
** The Soup Nazi does this a lot in his episode. He takes away the soup George ordered because he complained that he didn't get any bread, and he banned Elaine from his soup shop for a year just because she said he looks like Al Pacino.
** There was also the episode where Eliane lost her boyfriend, her friends, AND her job all because she didn't like ''Film/TheEnglishPatient.';
20th May '17 10:52:53 PM SpocktorWho
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** In the first episode of season 7, [[spoiler:the angel Castiel]] has acquired god-like power [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity which has clearly mentally unhinged him]]. He starts seeking out corrupt politicians and hypocrites and murdering them to punish them for their lies and abuse of others. Yes, they were all dicks, but most of their crimes wouldn't qualify for ''execution''.
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'':
**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.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}}'':
Fisk.
** 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.
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