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17th Aug '16 1:28:09 AM PaulA
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* In Lois [=McMaster=] Bujold's Literature/VorkosiganSaga, we have all-around winner Lord Richars, who drowns his twelve year-old cousin Donna's puppy after she fights off his rape attempt. Many years later, when she has a sex-change operation (going from from Donna to Dono) and challenges his claim to her/his late brother's title, he tries to [[spoiler:have Dono castrated. In the back of a van, without anesthetic]].

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* In Lois [=McMaster=] Bujold's Literature/VorkosiganSaga, ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'', we have all-around winner Lord Richars, who drowns his twelve year-old cousin Donna's puppy after she fights off his rape attempt. Many years later, when she has a sex-change operation (going from from Donna to Dono) and challenges his claim to her/his late brother's title, he tries to [[spoiler:have Dono castrated. In the back of a van, without anesthetic]].
10th Aug '16 8:51:34 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[{{Deryni}} The King's Deryni]]'', when Bishop Oliver deNore sees young Alaric Morgan has been touching his horse (the boy calmed the animal for a short journey by sea), he orders the animal slaughtered and summons a butcher to see the deed done on the spot. The bishop arrogantly points out the horse is his property, suggests he's motivated by a desire to feed the poor, and refuses all offers to purchase the horse. While deNore nurtures a particular grudge aginst Alaric due to the role the boy's mother played in the conviction and execution of his brother, he is also well-known for persecuting Deryni generally. His promotion to Archbishop of Valoret is looked upon with dread by Alaric and others

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* In ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} The King's Deryni]]'', when Bishop Oliver deNore sees young Alaric Morgan has been touching his horse (the boy calmed the animal for a short journey by sea), he orders the animal slaughtered and summons a butcher to see the deed done on the spot. The bishop arrogantly points out the horse is his property, suggests he's motivated by a desire to feed the poor, and refuses all offers to purchase the horse. While deNore nurtures a particular grudge aginst Alaric due to the role the boy's mother played in the conviction and execution of his brother, he is also well-known for persecuting Deryni generally. His promotion to Archbishop of Valoret is looked upon with dread by Alaric and others
6th May '16 2:24:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'', HandsomeDevil James Steerforth gets two very noticeable Kick the Dog moments. First, when as a 14-years-old he insults Mr. Mell for trying to do his work and helps Mr. Creakle get him fired. Years later, he seduces David's childhood friend Emily when she's about to get married to her stepbrother Cam and they run away. And later we find out that he ''abuses'' her during the time they're together.

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* In ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'', HandsomeDevil James Steerforth gets two very noticeable Kick the Dog moments. First, when as a 14-years-old he insults Mr. Mell for trying to do his work and helps Mr. Creakle get him fired. Years later, he seduces David's childhood friend Emily when she's about to get married to her stepbrother Cam and they run away. And later we find out that he ''abuses'' her during the time they're together.
21st Apr '16 9:03:13 AM Kakai
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* Falk of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' cements his status as a vaillain by trying to rape Melodía while drunk. Worse even - he later doesn't fret about the fact that he tried to rape a teenage girl, but that this makes the next parts of his plan problematic.

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* Falk of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' cements his status as a vaillain villain by trying to rape Melodía while drunk. Worse even - he later doesn't fret about the fact that he tried to rape a teenage girl, but that this makes the next parts of his plan problematic.
21st Apr '16 9:01:37 AM Kakai
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* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Jack Hyde]], the nominal villain from ''[[FiftyShadesOfGrey Fifty Shades Freed]]'', makes his last on-page appearance a [[KickTheDog Kick The Dog]] moment--he kicks a pregnant woman in the ribs.

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* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Jack Hyde]], the nominal villain from ''[[FiftyShadesOfGrey Fifty Shades Freed]]'', makes his last on-page appearance a [[KickTheDog Kick The Dog]] moment--he kicks a pregnant woman in the ribs.ribs.
* Falk of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' cements his status as a vaillain by trying to rape Melodía while drunk. Worse even - he later doesn't fret about the fact that he tried to rape a teenage girl, but that this makes the next parts of his plan problematic.
30th Jan '16 9:25:44 AM 940131
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30th Jan '16 9:25:43 AM 940131
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** Cersei Lannister is less "Kick the Dog" and more "Execute the Direwolf". Not the direwolf that actually did anything, just the one who happened to be convenient at the time. This also counts as a kick the dog moment for Robert Baratheon, who could have stopped it but didn't, (and later reveals that he was well aware [[RoyalBrat Joffrey]] was lying,) just because he wanted a break from being a HenpeckedHusband.

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** Cersei Lannister is less "Kick the Dog" and more "Execute the Direwolf". Not the direwolf that actually did anything, just the one who happened to be convenient at the time. This also counts as a kick the dog moment for Robert Baratheon, who could have stopped it but didn't, (and later reveals that he was well aware [[RoyalBrat Joffrey]] was lying,) just because he wanted a break from being a HenpeckedHusband.
15th Nov '15 5:49:28 PM nombretomado
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* Maybe [[ValuesDissonance the cultural standard is a little different]], or perhaps it's at least partly for shock value, but this editor has read a number of horror shorts (most by [[RumikoTakahashi Takahashi Rumiko]]) in which the villain's first evil act is killing a dog. Sometimes eviscerating it.

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* Maybe [[ValuesDissonance the cultural standard is a little different]], or perhaps it's at least partly for shock value, but this editor has read a number of horror shorts (most by [[RumikoTakahashi [[Creator/RumikoTakahashi Takahashi Rumiko]]) in which the villain's first evil act is killing a dog. Sometimes eviscerating it.
5th Oct '15 11:06:26 PM Rhysdux
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* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Jack Hyde]], the nominal villain from ''Fifty Shades Freed'', makes his last on-page appearance a [[KickTheDog Kick The Dog]] moment--he kicks a pregnant woman in the ribs.

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* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Jack Hyde]], the nominal villain from ''Fifty ''[[FiftyShadesOfGrey Fifty Shades Freed'', Freed]]'', makes his last on-page appearance a [[KickTheDog Kick The Dog]] moment--he kicks a pregnant woman in the ribs.
5th Oct '15 11:01:07 PM Rhysdux
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* Little Willie Connolly in J.R. Lowell's 1972 thriller ''Daughter of Darkness'' is a DeliberatelyCuteChild and a super-intelligent ChildProdigy, and secretly a practicing witch. She asks her parents for a kitten, but her mother buys a [[http://www.petmd.com/sites/default/files/breedopedia/maltese3.jpg Maltese]] puppy instead. Unfortunately, Willie's expertise doesn't extend to the fact that she could easily have made the little dog her {{Familiar}} (a dog like that would have clinched the Cuteness Factor besides averting AllWitchesHaveCats). Using a combination of animal psychology and a cursed charm, Willie cold-bloodedly arranges to have her puppy run into heavy traffic in midtown Manhattan. The next day she has her kitten.

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* Little Willie Connolly in J.R. Lowell's 1972 thriller ''Daughter of Darkness'' is a DeliberatelyCuteChild and a super-intelligent ChildProdigy, and secretly a practicing witch. She asks her parents for a kitten, but her mother buys a [[http://www.petmd.com/sites/default/files/breedopedia/maltese3.jpg Maltese]] puppy instead. Unfortunately, Willie's expertise doesn't extend to the fact that she could easily have made the little dog her {{Familiar}} (a dog like that would have clinched the Cuteness Factor besides averting AllWitchesHaveCats). Using a combination of animal psychology and a cursed charm, Willie cold-bloodedly arranges to have her puppy run into heavy traffic in midtown Manhattan. The next day she has her kitten.kitten.
* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Jack Hyde]], the nominal villain from ''Fifty Shades Freed'', makes his last on-page appearance a [[KickTheDog Kick The Dog]] moment--he kicks a pregnant woman in the ribs.
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