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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': [[spoiler:After Erik loses his wife and daughter, he takes up Apocalypse's offer to get the ultimate revenge against a world which has been cruel to him, a world which he feels deserves to be destroyed.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Magneto''']]: They took everything away from me. Now, we'll take everything from them.
16th Jul '16 1:09:20 PM DrOO7
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* The titular ''John Doe: Vigilante'' is revealed to be this at the end of his killing spree when his final victim turns out to be the man who raped and murdered his wife and daughter. The viewer then recalls that most of his previous victims have been abusers of women and children.
15th Jul '16 8:08:54 PM Doryna
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* VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}} has several. Among the more notable:
** The main character, the Soul Survivor, witnesses his/her spouse killed right in front of them and their son kidnapped, but are trapped in a cryogenic pod and unable to stop it. Upon finally emerging, they vow to get their son back and avenge their spouse's death.
** Deacon, one of game's companions, works with the Railroad [[spoiler:because his late wife, Barbara, was a synth. She was killed by an anti-synth gang, the same gang that Deacon ran with in his youth.]] He seeks to atone for her death and the deaths of other innocents he may have caused.
** Another companion, [=MacCready=], is a mercenary in the Commonweath. [[spoiler:His wife, Lucy, died when the family took refuge in a metro station full of feral ghouls; Lucy was caught and torn apart, while [=MacCready=] barely managed to escape with their son, Duncan. Duncan later took ill with a rare disease and was left at the family homestead, too sick to travel with his dad.]] He is riddled with Survivor's Guilt for not being able to save her, and for being forced to leave his son behind as well.
21st Jun '16 5:17:23 PM nombretomado
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* Heito in ''DaimonsHate''. Poor guy had all of his former "friends" turn on him and kill his wife and daughter because he wouldn't join the plot to use the nanotechnology they developped for warring purposes. After barely surviving the ColdBloodedTorture that cost him his two arms, he suggested himself to TrainingFromHell under a MadScientist, developped PsychicPowers with the PowerOfHate, and learned to control mechanical arms through it. Before going on a crusade to murder all of his former "friends".
* Heroic example in ''TigerAndBunny'', in that widower Kotetsu is inspired by his late wife to continue his work as a superhero, because he promised her that he would. This choice causes serious conflict with his daughter Kaede - who doesn't know what her father does - and later in the series [[spoiler: when Kotetsu's promise makes it even harder for him to face the prospect of giving up his heroics as 'Wild Tiger' due to the gradual loss of his powers.]]
* ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': [[spoiler: Tsutomu Tanaka is hell-bent on revenge against Isshinsai Ogata for murdering both his father-in-law martial arts master and his pregnant wife.]]

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* Heito in ''DaimonsHate''.''Anime/DaimonsHate''. Poor guy had all of his former "friends" turn on him and kill his wife and daughter because he wouldn't join the plot to use the nanotechnology they developped for warring purposes. After barely surviving the ColdBloodedTorture that cost him his two arms, he suggested himself to TrainingFromHell under a MadScientist, developped PsychicPowers with the PowerOfHate, and learned to control mechanical arms through it. Before going on a crusade to murder all of his former "friends".
* Heroic example in ''TigerAndBunny'', ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', in that widower Kotetsu is inspired by his late wife to continue his work as a superhero, because he promised her that he would. This choice causes serious conflict with his daughter Kaede - who doesn't know what her father does - and later in the series [[spoiler: when Kotetsu's promise makes it even harder for him to face the prospect of giving up his heroics as 'Wild Tiger' due to the gradual loss of his powers.]]
* ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': [[spoiler: Tsutomu Tanaka is hell-bent on revenge against Isshinsai Ogata for murdering both his father-in-law martial arts master and his pregnant wife.]]
28th May '16 1:25:46 PM Gamermaster
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* [[spoiler: Yuuichirou Minamoto]] was about to become this in Manga/PrivateActress, as [[spoiler: his girlfriend Misaki was cruelly DriventoSuicide]]. [[spoiler: But Misaki's killer, Satoka, turned out to be ''very'' GenreSavvy... and Yuuichirou ends dying instead.]]

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* [[spoiler: Yuuichirou Minamoto]] was about to become this in Manga/PrivateActress, as [[spoiler: his girlfriend Misaki was cruelly DriventoSuicide]].DrivenToSuicide]]. [[spoiler: But Misaki's killer, Satoka, turned out to be ''very'' GenreSavvy... and Yuuichirou ends dying instead.]]
6th May '16 6:17:03 AM skidoo23
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* {{Series/DoctorWho}} often treats the Doctor's companions as his significant other (the occasional hint of romance does no harm either). Following the death of [[spoiler: Clara Oswald]], the Doctor enters into this mode to seek revenge of those ultimately responsible, threatening to become the ImplacableMan.
18th Mar '16 7:29:39 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* [[spoiler: Stefan Levin]] from ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' is as close to this trope as sports manga allow. [[spoiler: He promised his girlfriend Karin that he'd be the best soccer player in the world... ''as she lay dying'' in an hospital bed. And after she died, he decided to fulfill the promise '''[[LoveMakesYouCrazy at all costs]]'''.]] [[spoiler: But unlike many examples, Levin manages to work through his issues and get better.]]
18th Mar '16 7:34:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the VorkosiganSaga, [[BadassGrandpa Piotr Pierre Vorkosigan]] becomes this following the assassination of his wife, eldest son and youngest daughter by [[TheCaligula Mad Emperor Yuri]], with only his second son surviving. Piotr then kicks off a two-year civil war to depose Yuri, and replace him with his old friend and protege; he succeeds, and the war ends with Piotr helping to [[DeathOfAThousandCuts dismember Yuri]].

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* In the VorkosiganSaga, ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', [[BadassGrandpa Piotr Pierre Vorkosigan]] becomes this following the assassination of his wife, eldest son and youngest daughter by [[TheCaligula Mad Emperor Yuri]], with only his second son surviving. Piotr then kicks off a two-year civil war to depose Yuri, and replace him with his old friend and protege; he succeeds, and the war ends with Piotr helping to [[DeathOfAThousandCuts dismember Yuri]].



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* William Boone in the first season of ''EarthFinalConflict''. He figures out pretty quickly that the Taelons had his wife killed in order to "free" him to work for them (he previously refused because he wanted to spend more time with his wife). He seems to have settled down after Sandoval admits that he was the one who ordered her death to "spare" her. The second season opener reveals that Da'an was the one who ordered Sandoval to do that.

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* William Boone in the first season of ''EarthFinalConflict''.''Series/EarthFinalConflict''. He figures out pretty quickly that the Taelons had his wife killed in order to "free" him to work for them (he previously refused because he wanted to spend more time with his wife). He seems to have settled down after Sandoval admits that he was the one who ordered her death to "spare" her. The second season opener reveals that Da'an was the one who ordered Sandoval to do that.
16th Mar '16 5:53:14 AM WhatTheSpoot
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* ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'' gives us a pair of examples: [[WellIntentionedExtremist Dengo]], a man who wants to avenge the death of his young son against the royal family whose [[TheEmpire brutal reign]] indirectly caused it - and, later, [[RoyallyScrewedUp Prince]] [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Robot IV]], who chases after Dengo with a vengeance after [[{{Irony}} Dengo kills his wife and kidnaps his son]].
12th Mar '16 10:04:24 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* It's revealed in the ''Revelations'' route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' that CoolOldGuy Gunter's [[spoiler:wife and child were murdered by Garon and his army, [[UpToEleven along with his entire]] [[DoomedHometown hometown]].]]



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