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12th Jul '16 11:06:41 AM Snicka
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* A RunningGag in ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' is that Lanolin Sheep responds to Roy's pranks with extreme violence.
21st Dec '15 11:06:37 PM HighCrate
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** This may simply be playing on how much of a wuss Calvin is. After all, he does regularly get beat up by a stuffed animal.
21st Dec '15 9:57:33 PM lorgskyegon
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** This may simply be playing on how much of a wuss Calvin is. After all, he does regularly get beat up by a stuffed animal.
9th Dec '15 11:18:18 AM StFan
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* In [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2006/ga060415.gif a 2006 strip of]] ''ComicBook/{{Garfield}}'', Jon attempts to hit on a woman. The woman, apparently unprompted, responds with a long spiel - half the panel - detailing the (cartoonish) physical abuse she's about to inflict on him. Either Jon is just ''that'' repulsive to anyone not named Liz, or it's this trope in action.

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* In [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2006/ga060415.gif a 2006 strip of]] ''ComicBook/{{Garfield}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', Jon attempts to hit on a woman. The woman, apparently unprompted, responds with a long spiel - half the panel - detailing the (cartoonish) physical abuse she's about to inflict on him. Either Jon is just ''that'' repulsive to anyone not named Liz, or it's this trope in action.
17th Sep '15 4:57:30 PM HighCrate
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''. The character Alice has a short, violent temper and often punches men with her "Fist of Death". This is always PlayedForLaughs. Then again, the comic plays everything for laughs. At least Alice is treated as the violent nutcase that she is.
** One comic had Dogbert beating up people in line for a movie. As the author pointed out, this is funny for the same reason: dogs are thought of as weaker than humans, especially if they try to fight human-style, so a dog punching people's lights out is funny. Even if it's [[MagnificentBastard Dogbert]].
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' could be considered a case of this. Lucy is always throwing her weight around and slugging the other kids (not just [[ButtMonkey Charlie Brown]] - probably her most frequent target is her own little brother Linus), but the comic never really makes it seem like she's in the right or sympathetic - often calling her a "fussbudget". The other kids never really call Lucy out on this or try to stand up to her though, and she rarely gets in trouble. Although in the case of the kids standing up to her, they might just not want to get on her bad side, and as for her getting in trouble, ThereAreNoAdults.
** Charles Schulz also went on record in several interviews as saying that while a boy bullying a girl wouldn't be seen as funny, the gender reversal in a girl bullying a boy would be seen as funny.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''. The character Alice has a short, violent temper and often punches men with her "Fist of Death". This is always PlayedForLaughs. Then again, the comic plays everything for laughs. At least Alice is treated as the violent nutcase that she is.
** One comic had Dogbert beating up people in line for a movie. As the author pointed out, this is funny for the same reason: dogs are thought of as weaker than humans, especially if they try to fight human-style, so a dog punching people's lights out is funny. Even if it's [[MagnificentBastard Dogbert]].
PlayedForLaughs.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' could be considered a case of this. ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'':
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Lucy is always throwing her weight around and slugging the other kids (not just [[ButtMonkey Charlie Brown]] - probably her most frequent target is her own little brother Linus), but the comic never really makes it seem like she's in the right or sympathetic - often calling her a "fussbudget". Linus). The other kids never really call Lucy out on this or try to stand up to her though, her, and she rarely gets in trouble. Although in the case of the kids standing up to her, they might just not want to get on her bad side, and as for her getting in trouble, ThereAreNoAdults.
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Charles Schulz also went on record in several interviews as saying that while a boy bullying a girl wouldn't be seen as funny, the gender reversal in a girl bullying a boy would be seen as funny.



* In ''BringingUpFather'', the title character, Jiggs, would often have various kitchenware thrown at him by his wife. An early ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' parody from TheFifties deconstructed this by having an ArtShift on every other page where Jiggs is suddenly drawn realistically, and is covered in blood and scars, and has missing teeth due to his wife's beatings.

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* In ''BringingUpFather'', ''ComicStrip/BringingUpFather'', the title character, Jiggs, would often have various kitchenware thrown at him by his wife. An early ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' parody from TheFifties deconstructed this by having an ArtShift on every other page where Jiggs is suddenly drawn realistically, and is covered in blood and scars, and has missing teeth due to his wife's beatings.



* Averted in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', where Calvin and Susie beat each other up in roughly equal amounts and are both portrayed as just typical vendetta-driven kids being kids.
** Played with even, WordOfGod indicates that this is their way of [[BelligerentSexualTension liking]] [[ToyShip each other]]. Calvin acts obnoxiously, which repels Susie, which encourages Calvin to act even ''more'' obnoxiously.

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* Averted in In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', where while Calvin is obnoxious and Susie beat each other up in roughly equal amounts and are both portrayed as just typical vendetta-driven kids being kids.
** Played with even, WordOfGod indicates that this is their way of [[BelligerentSexualTension liking]] [[ToyShip each other]]. Calvin acts obnoxiously, which repels Susie, which encourages Calvin
belligerent toward Suzie, whenever it comes to act even ''more'' obnoxiously.violence more serious than the odd snowball, she ''always'' gets the upper hand.



* In [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2006/ga060415.gif a 2006 strip of]] ''ComicBook/{{Garfield}}'', Jon attempts to hit on a woman. The woman, apparently unprompted, responds with a long spiel - half the panel - detailing the (cartoonish) physical abuse she's about to inflict on him. Either Jon is just ''that'' repulsive to anyone not named Liz, or it's this trope in action. Mitigated somewhat since Jon takes it in stride, it sets up the punchline, and it's left ambiguous as to whether she actually followed through on it or not.

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* In [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2006/ga060415.gif a 2006 strip of]] ''ComicBook/{{Garfield}}'', Jon attempts to hit on a woman. The woman, apparently unprompted, responds with a long spiel - half the panel - detailing the (cartoonish) physical abuse she's about to inflict on him. Either Jon is just ''that'' repulsive to anyone not named Liz, or it's this trope in action. Mitigated somewhat since Jon takes it in stride, it sets up the punchline, and it's left ambiguous as to whether she actually followed through on it or not.
2nd May '15 7:11:37 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''CalvinAndHobbes'', where Calvin and Susie beat each other up in roughly equal amounts and are both portrayed as just typical vendetta-driven kids being kids.

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* Averted in ''CalvinAndHobbes'', ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', where Calvin and Susie beat each other up in roughly equal amounts and are both portrayed as just typical vendetta-driven kids being kids.
29th Jan '15 11:07:21 AM Midna
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* In [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2006/ga060415.gif a 2006 strip of]] ''ComicBook/{{Garfield}}'', Jon attempts to hit on a woman. The woman, apparently unprompted, responds with a long spiel - half the panel - detailing the (cartoonish) physical abuse she's about to inflict on him. Either Jon is just ''that'' repulsive to anyone not named Liz, or it's this trope in action. Mitigated somewhat since Jon takes it in stride, it sets up the punchline, and it's left ambiguous as to whether she actually followed through on it or not.
16th Dec '14 7:38:44 AM hbi2k
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* Zig-zagged in FoxTrot. Paige often gets away with beating up her little brother Jason. However, there are times where she gets punished for it. And, in her defense, Jason is often deliberately aggravating her- destroying her belongings, making copies of her diary, drawing her as a Ferrengi, and much, much more.

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* Zig-zagged in FoxTrot. ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': Paige often gets away with beating up her little brother Jason. However, there There are times where she gets punished for it. And, it, but it's still hard to imagine a 14-year-old boy beating up a 10-year-old girl being PlayedForLaughs in her defense, Jason is often deliberately aggravating her- destroying her belongings, making copies of her diary, drawing her as a Ferrengi, and much, much more.the same way.
26th Dec '13 6:31:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DennisTheMenaceUS'', Gina has slugged Dennis on several occasions for calling her a tomboy.

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* In ''DennisTheMenaceUS'', ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS'', Gina has slugged Dennis on several occasions for calling her a tomboy.
3rd Dec '13 6:45:54 PM Fireblood
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** Played with even, WordOfGod indicates that this is their way of [[BelligerentSexualTension liking]] [[ToyShip each other]]. Calvin acts strangely, which weirds Susie out, which encourages Calvin to act ''more'' strangely.

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** Played with even, WordOfGod indicates that this is their way of [[BelligerentSexualTension liking]] [[ToyShip each other]]. Calvin acts strangely, obnoxiously, which weirds Susie out, repels Susie, which encourages Calvin to act even ''more'' strangely.obnoxiously.
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