History DisproportionateRetribution / WesternAnimation

26th May '16 7:54:35 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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*** He also gave Bart months detention for skipping a day of school, despite the fact that he admitted it to keep a JerkAss who didn't commit the crime he was accused of doing.

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*** He also gave Bart months detention for skipping a day of school, despite the fact that he admitted it to keep a JerkAss who didn't commit the crime he was accused of doing.doing from going to prison.



** "The Boys of Bummer" contains probably one of the ''worst'' examples in fiction. When Bart screws up at a baseball game and costs Springfield the Little League Championship, ''[[WhatTheHellTownspeople everyone]]'' makes him pay dearly (only Marge stood by him). In fact, it [[DrivenToSuicide drives poor Bart to attempt suicide]]. What did they do next? They ''kept on at it.'' ''While Bart is comatose''. Fortunately, [[MamaBear Marge]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech set]] [[ShamingTheMob things]] [[Awesome/TheSimpsons straight]]. This is made even worse by the fact it was Bart that pretty much singlehandedly got them to the Championship. There is some LampshadeHanging in the fact that the town was literally labeled the "meanest town in America" and they were proud to put it on a billboard.

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** "The Boys of Bummer" contains probably one of the ''worst'' examples in fiction. When Bart screws up at a baseball game and costs Springfield the Little League Championship, ''[[WhatTheHellTownspeople everyone]]'' makes him pay dearly (only Marge stood by him). In fact, it [[DrivenToSuicide drives poor Bart to attempt suicide]]. What did they do next? They ''kept ''[[MoralEventHorizon kept on at it.it]].'' ''While Bart is comatose''. Fortunately, [[MamaBear Marge]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech set]] [[ShamingTheMob things]] [[Awesome/TheSimpsons straight]]. This is made even worse by the fact it was Bart that pretty much singlehandedly got them to the Championship. There is some LampshadeHanging in the fact that the town was literally labeled the "meanest town in America" and [[CardCarryingVillain they were proud to put it on a billboard.billboard]].



** Minor example occurs in "Boy-Scoutz N the Hood" where Moe kicks Jasper (a senior citizen) out of the bar and threatens him with a knife for ''not using a coaster''.

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** Minor example occurs in "Boy-Scoutz N the Hood" where Moe kicks Jasper (a senior citizen) Hans Moleman out of the bar and threatens him with a knife for ''not using a coaster''.



** In the episode "On A Clear Day I Can't See My Sister", after Bart plays some pranks on Lisa, she serves him with a restraining order and starts using it to bully him. Eventually, Bart's forced to eat his lunch outside in the rain, be taught by Groundskeeper Willie in a tool shed, and sleep on the edge of the property. At one point Lisa says if she can remember three moments where Bart was nice to her, she'll lift the restraining order (and she can't, no matter how hard she tries. Fans of the show know enough HeartwarmingMoments done by Bart to Lisa that this lack of memory is a ''serious'' BrokenBase issue). Her revenge in the episode "Duffless" is hard but this is much worse.

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** In the episode "On A Clear Day I Can't See My Sister", after Bart plays some pranks on Lisa, she serves him with a restraining order and starts using it to bully him. Eventually, Bart's forced to eat his lunch outside in the rain, be taught by Groundskeeper Willie in a tool shed, and sleep on the edge of the property. At one point Lisa says if she can remember three moments where Bart was nice to her, she'll lift the restraining order (and she can't, no matter how hard she tries. Fans of the show know enough HeartwarmingMoments done by Bart to Lisa Lisa, that this lack of memory is a ''serious'' BrokenBase issue). Her revenge in the episode "Duffless" is hard but [[KickTheDog this is much worse.worse]].



** In "The Boy Who Knew Too Much", Mayor Quimby's son is put on trial for brutally assaulting a chef for not saying 'chowder' properly. He even threatens to kill his own lawyer (and then everyone in the courtroom, especially those in the jury) in the middle of the trial for doing the same thing. [[spoiler: Eventually subverted, though, as all Quimby's son really did was snatch a bottle of wine from the chef, and all his injuries were accidental on account of the chef being clumsy on a legendary scale.]] A DeletedScene has him trying to assault the chef [[spoiler:for real]] ''right on the steps of the courtroom, after he was declared innocent'' and, yes, because the chef ''still'' can't say "chowder" like Quimby wants.

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** In "The Boy Who Knew Too Much", Mayor Quimby's son nephew Freddie is put on trial for brutally assaulting a chef for not saying 'chowder' properly. He even threatens to kill his own lawyer (and then everyone in the courtroom, especially those in the jury) in the middle of the trial for doing the same thing. [[spoiler: Eventually subverted, though, as all Quimby's son Freddie Quimby really did was snatch a bottle of wine from the chef, and all his injuries were accidental on account of the chef being clumsy on a legendary scale.]] A DeletedScene has him trying to assault the chef [[spoiler:for real]] ''right on the steps of the courtroom, after he was declared innocent'' and, yes, because the chef ''still'' can't say "chowder" like Quimby wants.


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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E20WhackingDay Whacking Day]]", Bart is kicked out of a Christian school in just less than a minute, with the entire school chasing him [[WouldHurtAChild with the intention of murder]], for singing a song about beans.
23rd May '16 10:05:29 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Most of the villains from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' fall under this trope. One example is in the episode "Evil Coffee Maker Much?" where the villain of the week plans on flooding the entire city in coffee. Why is he doing this? To get revenge on a coffee shop for rejecting his job application.

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* Most of the villains from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' fall under this trope.
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One example is in the episode "Evil Coffee Maker Much?" where the villain of the week plans on flooding the entire city in coffee. Why is he doing this? To get revenge on a coffee shop for rejecting his job application.


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** Inga Bittersweet spends ''twenty years'' plotting revenge against the Happy Girls (a Girl Scouts expy) because she was kicked out of them for eating the cookies she was supposed to sell. (As in disproportionate retribution for a trivial grudge that was ''her fault''.)
** However, Bertha Bombshell has Ingrid beat by a decade; after coming second place in a beauty pageant for "Miss Fish and Chips", she steals an experimental youth formula, and spends ''thirty'' years plotting revenge. (Somewhat justified as insanity is a recognized side effect of the formula.)
19th May '16 5:42:10 AM moto12
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** Also from "The Ridonculous Race," Devin mentions that his girlfriend, Shelly, once locked him out of his own car in the middle of winter just because he got her the wrong kind of tea.
-->Carrie: It was TEA!
16th May '16 11:40:44 AM Silverblade2
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* After some heartwarming EpiphanyTherapy, TheDragon and QuirkyMinibossSquad of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' went on to completely trash ([[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/305/836.jpg and maybe burn down!]]) the house of someone who had mildly "insulted" them by kicking Zuko out of his party for hurling a guy into his grandma's vase, and being afraid of Azula. Hey, they ''are'' villains.
** Also there's [[BigBad Fire Lord Ozai's]] solution to minor rebellions in the conquered Earth Kingdom. [[spoiler:Because ''burning the entire continent to the ground'' is clearly a reasonable response.]]

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* * ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
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After some heartwarming EpiphanyTherapy, TheDragon [[TheDragon Azula]] [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Zuko, Mai and QuirkyMinibossSquad of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' Ty Lee]] went on to completely trash ([[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/305/836.jpg and maybe burn down!]]) the house of someone who had mildly "insulted" them by kicking Zuko out of his party for hurling a guy into his grandma's vase, and being afraid of Azula. Hey, they ''are'' villains.
** Also there's There's [[BigBad Fire Lord Ozai's]] solution to minor rebellions in the conquered Earth Kingdom. [[spoiler:Because ''burning the entire continent to the ground'' is clearly a reasonable response.]]
15th May '16 8:06:54 AM M84
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** Starlight Glimmer resented the very existence of Cutie Marks because her friend Sunburst's Cutie Mark which supposedly marked him as a talented mage separated the two of them [[spoiler:since she didn't know that the ''real'' reason he never contacted her again was because he found out he was actually an IneptMage with almost no real magical power and he was too ashamed to let her know.]] So she came up with a spell that ''steals'' Cutie Marks, suppressing the talents of ponies, and brainwashes her village into thinking this is the right way to live. She also tries to brainwash the Mane 6 with hopes of spreading her twisted doctrine to all of Equestria. When that fails, she spends the rest of the season obsessed with revenge and uses an extremely dangerous TimeTravel spell to ensure the Mane 6 never get their Cutie Marks, not knowing (and not really caring) just how badly this would screw up the past, present, and future of the world. To reiterate: Starlight Glimmer nearly ''messes up time and nearly destroys the world''...because a childhood friend moved away.

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** Starlight Glimmer resented the very existence of Cutie Marks because her friend Sunburst's Cutie Mark which supposedly marked him as a talented mage separated the two of them [[spoiler:since she didn't know that the ''real'' reason he never contacted her again was because he found out he was actually an IneptMage with almost no real magical power and he was too ashamed to let her know.]] So she came up with a spell that ''steals'' Cutie Marks, suppressing the talents of ponies, and brainwashes her village into thinking this is the right way to live. She also tries to brainwash the Mane 6 with hopes of spreading her twisted doctrine to all of Equestria. When that fails, she spends the rest of the season obsessed with revenge and uses an extremely dangerous TimeTravel spell to ensure the Mane 6 never get their Cutie Marks, not knowing (and not really caring) just how badly this would screw up the past, present, and future of the world. To reiterate: Starlight Glimmer nearly ''messes up time and nearly destroys the world''... Again, all of this was because a childhood friend moved away.
15th May '16 8:05:19 AM M84
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** Starlight Glimmer resented the very existence of Cutie Marks because her friend Sunburst's Cutie Mark which supposedly marked him as a talented mage separated the two of them [[spoiler:since she didn't know that the ''real'' reason he never contacted her again was because he found out he was actually an IneptMage with almost no real magical power and he was too ashamed to let her know.]] So she came up with a spell that ''steals'' Cutie Marks, suppressing the talents of ponies, and brainwashes her village into thinking this is the right way to live. She also tries to brainwash the Mane 6 with hopes of spreading her twisted doctrine to all of Equestria. When that fails, she spends the rest of the season obsessed with revenge and uses an extremely dangerous TimeTravel spell to ensure the Mane 6 never get their Cutie Marks, not knowing (and not really caring) just how badly this would screw up the past, present, and future of the world. To reiterate: Starlight Glimmer nearly ''messes up time and nearly destroys the world''...because a childhood friend moved away.
9th May '16 4:35:15 AM immortalfrieza
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** During one episode, Homer becomes a food critic and starts giving everywhere he eats bad reviews as his gimmick. This results in the cooks trying to MURDER Homer over it with poisoned food, then chasing him down with the clear intent to kill him when that doesn't work.
6th May '16 5:09:52 PM Looneygamemaster
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** One rather notorious example was in "Rhapsody Rabbit". Bugs is about to play a piano in a large, crowded concert hall, when a rude, offstage audience member starts coughing and hacking loudly just as Bugs is poised to play. When it happens a second time, Bugs pulls a revolver out of his tailcoat and ''shoots him''. (Bugs is more merciful in another cartoon where he performs like this, and a similar incident occurs; he hold up a sign saying "Throw the Bum Out!" and someone does.)

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** One rather notorious example was in "Rhapsody Rabbit". Bugs is about to play a piano in a large, crowded concert hall, when a rude, offstage audience member starts coughing and hacking loudly just as Bugs is poised to play. When it happens a second time, Bugs pulls a revolver out of his tailcoat and ''shoots him''.and ''[[RefugeInAudacity shoots him]]''. (Bugs is more merciful in another cartoon where he performs like this, and a similar incident occurs; he hold up a sign saying "Throw the Bum Out!" and someone does.)
30th Apr '16 3:57:12 PM Onlythrice
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** In TheMovie, Mordecai and Rigby's old gym teacher became an OmnicidalManiac and attempts to kill them and destroy the universe simply because one of Rigby's pranks made their school lose [[SeriousBusiness a volleyball game]] and he never apologized.
16th Apr '16 1:53:31 PM Theriocephalus
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** Happens in ''SequelSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' to Tahno and his teammates. They cheat at a Pro-Bending match and then Amon [[spoiler: takes away their bending and then gives a speech about how they deserved it.]] Now, when Aang was Avatar the only people who [[spoiler: lost their bending thanks to Aang energybending them were Yakone and Ozai.]] Ozai was a genocidal maniac who was in the process of burning down the entire Earth Kingdom. Yakone was responsible for dozens of serious crimes including trying to murder Aang by [[spoiler: using his bloodbending on him.]] While cheating at a sports competition is wrong, it really doesn't compare to being a genocidal maniac and attempting to murder the Avatar.

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** Happens in ''SequelSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' ''Avatar'''s SequelSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', to Tahno and his teammates. They cheat at a Pro-Bending match and then Amon [[spoiler: takes away their bending and then gives a speech about how they deserved it.]] Now, when Aang was Avatar the only people who [[spoiler: lost their bending thanks to Aang energybending them were Yakone and Ozai.]] Ozai was a genocidal maniac who was in the process of burning down the entire Earth Kingdom. Yakone was responsible for dozens of serious crimes including trying to murder Aang by [[spoiler: using his bloodbending on him.]] While cheating at a sports competition is wrong, it really doesn't compare to being a genocidal maniac and attempting to murder the Avatar.



** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire]]", the dragon Garble decides that, if he can become the Dragon Lord, his first action is to raze all of Equestria due to his hatred of Spike, Rarity, Twilight Sparkle (and Rainbow Dash during the first time we met him).

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire Gauntlet of Fire]]", the dragon Garble decides that, if he can become the Dragon Lord, his first action is will be to raze all of Equestria to the ground due to his hatred of Spike, Rarity, Twilight Sparkle (and and Rainbow Dash during the first time we met him).Dash, who humiliated him once.
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