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5th Feb '17 6:25:38 PM Pichu-kun
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* Terror from ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' literally beat up a smaller dog who tries speaking with him. Even Lucky wonders what kind of alpha mauled their own packmates.

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* Terror from ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' literally beat up a smaller dog who tries speaking with him. Even Lucky wonders what kind of alpha mauled mauls their own packmates.
20th Jan '17 5:53:43 AM SimiOfDoom
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* Falk of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' cements his status as a 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.

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* Falk of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' cements his status as a 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.problematic.
* In ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' the Crippled God's penchant for making lopsided deals and preference of 'broken' individuals means that his followers don't have the best of time in his service. The worst example being the teen-aged [[spoiler: Rhulad Sengar, who gets to experience thousands of deaths to become a stronger champion]].
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2nd Jan '17 2:38:31 PM Dawnwing
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* Clear Sky in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' does a couple of these in ''Thunder Rising''. He bullies Jagged Peak when he was suffering from self-esteem problems, embarrasses one of his cats to make Thunder look good, beats up Nightheart's brother when he was already defeated, [[spoiler:sends Frost out to die even though he can still hunt]], and [[spoiler:throws his own son into the path of an attacking fox]].
** Tigerstar did plenty of this with Ravenpaw and other while in [=ThunderClan=], but things take a turn for the worse when he makes the Bonehill.

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Clear Sky in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' does a couple of these in ''Thunder Rising''. He bullies Jagged Peak when he was suffering from self-esteem problems, embarrasses one of his cats to make Thunder look good, beats up Nightheart's brother when he was already defeated, [[spoiler:sends Frost out to die even though he can still hunt]], and [[spoiler:throws his own son into the path of an attacking fox]].
** Tigerstar did plenty of this with Ravenpaw There's one cat that ''The Last Hope'' really wants you to know is an evil bastard, and other while in [=ThunderClan=], it's not Brokenstar or Tigerstar. It's not even Shredtail. It's Hawkfrost. Sure, Brokenstar murdered Beetlewhisker, but things take a turn for the worse Hawkfrost made it personal when he makes kicked the Bonehill.corpse and smugly mocked Beetlewhisker. Then, he goes on to nearly kill fan-favourite Ivypool, and actually succeeds in killing Hollyleaf, another fan-favourite (admittedly without Ivypool's absurd levels of popularity). Then, he spends the rest of his screentime rubbing it in to Ivypool and Brambleclaw that he killed Hollyleaf. He really has his death coming.
7th Dec '16 2:33:02 PM lucy24
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* In ''Literature/OliverTwist'', Bill Sikes seems likable, if rough, at first. Then when we see him alone, he does kick a dog, and we know he's not only a villain but a cunning one.
7th Dec '16 2:30:47 PM lucy24
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* It was this reader's feeling that the novel ''Children of Men'' [[spoiler:has its VillainWithGoodPublicity do several such moments within the last chapter, (with the implication that he's done more like them)]] simply to avoid any MoralDissonance for the heroes, or risk them not having an adequate excuse to [[spoiler:get him out of there when they'll]] try and build a better world.

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* It was this reader's feeling that the The novel ''Children of Men'' [[spoiler:has its VillainWithGoodPublicity do several such moments within the last chapter, (with the implication that he's done more like them)]] simply to avoid any MoralDissonance for the heroes, or risk them not having an adequate excuse to [[spoiler:get him out of there when they'll]] try and build a better world.
8th Nov '16 7:36:52 PM Javertshark13
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* [[KnightTemplar Javert]] in Victor Hugo's ''Literature/LesMiserables'' gets a Kick the Dog moment when he taunts Fantine ''in her dying moments.'' Tellingly, the adapters of [[Theatre/LesMiserables the musical]], who needed the audience not to write the character off as a monster (at least, not quite that early in the show), have him arrive on the scene ''after'' Fantine has already died.

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* [[KnightTemplar Javert]] The Thénardiers in Victor Hugo's ''Literature/LesMiserables'' do this in just about every scene they're in. Javert also gets a Kick the Dog moment one when he taunts frightens Fantine ''in to death (albeit unintentionally) by telling her dying moments.'' Tellingly, the adapters mayor is a convict. Notably, this is one of [[Theatre/LesMiserables the musical]], who needed the audience not to write the character off as a monster (at least, not quite that early in the show), have him arrive on the scene ''after'' Fantine has already died.only moments where Valjean [[BerserkButton briefly loses his cool.]]
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.
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