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7th Jan '17 8:56:28 AM nombretomado
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* In the JohnWoo game ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}'', Tequila gets pissed at Wong for [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn turning his partner against him]], [[OffingTheOffspring having Billie killed]], and then kidnapping Teko]], leading to the CowboyCop seeking vengeance upon him. Wong in turn hates Tequila's guts, which is why he didn't want him and Billie together to begin with, and he wants revenge himself on Tequila for [[spoiler:killing his son Johnny Wong from ''Hard Boiled'', who was behind the attack that killed his partner in the beginning of the movie and was very much an utter psycho deserving of death]].

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* In the JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo game ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}'', Tequila gets pissed at Wong for [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn turning his partner against him]], [[OffingTheOffspring having Billie killed]], and then kidnapping Teko]], leading to the CowboyCop seeking vengeance upon him. Wong in turn hates Tequila's guts, which is why he didn't want him and Billie together to begin with, and he wants revenge himself on Tequila for [[spoiler:killing his son Johnny Wong from ''Hard Boiled'', who was behind the attack that killed his partner in the beginning of the movie and was very much an utter psycho deserving of death]].
6th Jan '17 2:57:40 PM Darth_Meow_504
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* This trope is blamed for the war that destroyed civilization in the third Mad Max film, and attempting to prevent it is the reason for the existence of the titular Thunderdome. As the master of ceremonies character explained it: "Fighting leads to killing, and killing leads to warring, and that was damned near the end of us all. Now look at us! All busted up, and everyone talking about hard rain. But we've learned! From the dust of 'em all, Bartertown's learned. Now when men get to fighting, it happens here, and it -finishes- here! Two men enter, one man leaves!"
5th Jan '17 6:36:52 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': A major factor in the series because whole families are often held accountable for the actions of any member. Lord Tywin is renowned for breaking one such cycle by massacring ''all'' the Reynes of Castamere. Tyrion and Cersei even discuss the trope briefly in "Mhysa", during which Tyrion declares that they create two enemies for every one they defeat.
31st Dec '16 1:36:59 AM ZhaneX24
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* Discussed by the peaceful Sahuagin Clutchfather Novv in VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV. Years past, he was a terrifying pirate with a known penchant for bloodshed. Returning from a raid, he found the vast majority of his children slaughtered and left in a PileOfBodies by those seeking vengeance against him. Hitting the DespairEventHorizon, he realized his role in the cycle, and strove to end it. [[spoiler:One of his surviving children, however, was all too happy to perpetuate it...]]

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* Discussed by the peaceful Sahuagin Clutchfather Novv in VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV. Years past, he was a terrifying pirate with a known penchant for bloodshed. Returning from a raid, he found the vast majority of his children slaughtered and slaughtered, their bodies left in a PileOfBodies pile by those seeking vengeance against him. Hitting the DespairEventHorizon, he realized his role in the cycle, and strove to end it. [[spoiler:One of his surviving children, however, was all too happy to perpetuate it...]]
31st Dec '16 1:34:32 AM ZhaneX24
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* Discussed by the peaceful Sahuagin Clutchfather Novv in VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV. Years past, he was a terrifying pirate with a known penchant for bloodshed. Returning from a raid, he found the vast majority of his children slaughtered and left in a PileOfBodies by those seeking vengeance against him. Hitting the DespairEventHorizon, he realized his role in the cycle, and strove to end it. [[spoiler:One of his surviving children, however, was all too happy to perpetuate it...]]
31st Oct '16 8:03:01 PM Blazer
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* This happens ''twice'' in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''.
** The first involves the Iconians and the Romulans. [[spoiler:The Iconians return after a 200,000 year disappearance and prepare to take over the galaxy. This ultimately forces the PlayerCharacter and a few others to go back in time to the day the Iconians disappeared to make sure they all die. However, you find out that the Iconians are actually pretty good and decide to help them survive... except for former Romulan emperor Sela, who is seeking revenge for [[Film/StarTrek the Hobus Supernova and the destruction of Romulus and Remus]]. She attacks and kills a few Iconians, leading to one Iconian, T'Ket, to vow revenge for their deaths... which Sela realizes too late that meant that ''she'' caused Hobus!]]
** The second involved the Tholians and the Na'kuhl''. [[spoiler:Time traveling Na'kuhl attack and massacre a Tholian colony 2270, though the Federation is able to prove innocence in this attack when two ships get caught up in it. 140 years later, they're able to spring a time travelling trap on Kal Dano to steal the Tox Uthot and use it to destroy the Na'kuhl's sun. This sets off the Na'kuhl's desire to tear through time in revenge... which sends them to 2270 to attack the Tholians.]]
31st Oct '16 1:34:40 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** In ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the Capulets and the Montagues alternately avenge every death that the opposing family caused. It's been going on for so long that the two warring families have forgotten exactly who started it and over what. Only the deaths of the original StarCrossedLovers are enough to get both families to snap out of it. It's gotten so bad that the local prince has decreed that the next time one side starts something, the guilty party will be put to death. It doesn't work.

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** In ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the Capulets and the Montagues alternately avenge every death that the opposing family caused. It's been going on for so long that the two warring families have forgotten exactly who started it and over what. In fact, it's gotten so bad that the local prince has decreed that the next time one side starts something, the guilty party will be put to death--not that he's able to enforce it as stringently as he'd like[[note]]The first time it happens, two of the three involved parties are already dead, and he settles for exiling the last one standing, Romeo, after the Montagues appeal, and it's hinted that the fact that the guy Romeo had killed in the fight was the one who started it may have factored into his decision; the second time, ''both'' parties are already dead by the time the prince shows up, and the one that gets it in the throat for the fight is an apothecary who wasn't even involved in the fight and whose only crime was giving one of the combatants a poison with the intent that he kills himself[[/note]]. Only the deaths of the original StarCrossedLovers are enough to get both families to snap out of it. It's gotten so bad that the local prince has decreed that the next time one side starts something, the guilty party will be put to death. It doesn't work.
31st Oct '16 9:57:29 AM ChronoLegion
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** In ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the Capulets and the Montagues alternately avenge every death that the opposing family caused. It's been going on for so long that the two warring families have forgotten exactly who started it and over what. Only the deaths of the original StarCrossedLovers are enough to get both families to snap out of it.

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** In ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the Capulets and the Montagues alternately avenge every death that the opposing family caused. It's been going on for so long that the two warring families have forgotten exactly who started it and over what. Only the deaths of the original StarCrossedLovers are enough to get both families to snap out of it. It's gotten so bad that the local prince has decreed that the next time one side starts something, the guilty party will be put to death. It doesn't work.
31st Oct '16 9:45:55 AM ChronoLegion
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* A recurring theme in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', especially in any episode where [[AxeCrazy Callisto]] is the principal villain. In Callisto's first episode, Gabrielle attempts to avert this trope, by extracting a promise from Xena not to seek vengeance if Callisto kills her. In a later episode, when Callisto kills Gabrielle's newlywed husband Perdicus, Gabrielle nearly loses herself to grief and wants vengeance against Callisto herself.

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* A recurring theme in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', especially in any episode where [[AxeCrazy Callisto]] is the principal villain. In Callisto's first episode, Gabrielle attempts to avert this trope, by extracting a promise from Xena not to seek vengeance if Callisto kills her. In a later episode, when Callisto kills Gabrielle's newlywed husband Perdicus, Gabrielle nearly loses herself to grief and wants vengeance against Callisto herself. \n Of course, the bitter irony is that Callisto thinks that Xena is the one, who started it all by killing her parents during Xena's pillaging days. In fact, it was Callisto's [[TimeTravel older self]], who accidentally kills her father and then kills her mother in self-defense, turning her feud with Xena into a StableTimeLoop.
31st Oct '16 9:39:49 AM ChronoLegion
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** The [[Literature/LegendsOfDune prequels of questionable canonicity]] expand upon the origins of the feud. Xavier Harkonnen and Vorian Atreides were friends. Xavier then dies, and his name is dragged through the mud as a traitor by politicians. Vorian knows the truth but conceals it for the good of the Butlerian Jihad. One of Xavier's grandkids, Abulurd Butler, starts looking up to Vorian. Later, Vorian reveals the truth to him, and Abulurd publicly changes his last name to Harkonnen. During the final Battle of Corrin, Abulurd sabotages the controls of the fleet in order to avoid causing the deaths of millions of human slaves, since Vorian was [[KnightTemplar determined to destroy the machines once and for all]] at that point, no matter the cost. Instead of understanding his protege's actions, Vorian labeled him a coward and had him exiled to the icy Lankiveil. Embittered, Abulurd indoctrinated his children to hate the Atreides, starting the feud. Abulurd's grandson Griffin seeks out the LongLived Vorian and tries to kill him, but Vorian manages to befriend the boy. Unfortunately, just then, Vorian's android siblings catch up to him and offhandedly kill Griffin as a witness. Distraught, Vorian sends Griffin's body back to his family with words of sorrow. However, Griffin's sister Valya (already hateful of Vorian) interprets the words as mockery and assumes Vorian killed her brother. She joins the Sisterhood and, eventually, becomes its Mother Superior, using it to advance her goals of lifting up her House and getting revenge on the Atreides. She trains her younger sister Tula and sends her to Caladan, where Tula marries and then kills Vorian's descendant Orry. Orry's brother Willem joins Vorian on the hunt for Tula. They travel to Lankiveil, confronting Tula's family, but Vorian prevents Willem from exacting revenge on innocents. In the end, Valya and Tula confront Vorian and Willem on Corrin, where Vorian is seemingly killed in an explosion. In fact, Vorian survives but opts to stay in hiding in order to end the feud. Satisfied, Valya and Tula leave (Willem can't bring himself to kill Tula, who is pregnant with his brother's child). Willem travels to Salusa Secundus and becomes a member of Emperor Roderick's court... alongside Valya's other brother Danvis. Willem immediately starts plotting a way to kill Danvis in revenge for Vorian.
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