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28th Dec '17 9:06:28 AM ShorinBJ
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* This was the case with [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] and ComicBook/BlackPanther (T'Challa) for a long while. It started in ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', when Namor, under the influence of the Phoenix Force, flooded the country T'Challa rules, Wakanda, in retaliation for something the Avengers did. When the story concludes, Atlantis, which Namor rules, and Wakanda are at war. In ComicBook/JonathanHickmansAvengers, the two are forced to work together in the Illuminati to combat a multiverse-shattering crisis, but T'Challa makes it clear that when the crisis is over, he will kill Namor. Eventually, some of T'Challa's soldiers are wounded when one of his advisers intentionally gives bad intel on Atlantis. Namor tries to talk to T'Challa about a treaty, and T'Challa says he'll talk to his sister (Shuri, the actual ruler of Wakanda) about it if Namor makes an official request. Namor does so and Shuri officially claims to be considering it, but in actuality launches an attack that kills many Atlantean warriors and civilians. Thus, when Thanos' army invades Earth, Atlantis is unable to repel it while Wakanda can. Namor bows to Thanos, who is looking for an Infinity Gem, and tells him it's in Wakanda, which he knows it's not. Wakanda is nearly destroyed when Thanos focuses almost all of his resources on it. Afterwards, Namor claims responsibility for the attack, and tells Panther his only regret is that so many Wakandans lived. The two get intoa brawl, and Namor is expelled from the Illuminati. Namor starts his own secret organisation, the Cabal, to combat the multiverse crisis, and they are given Wakanda as their home base by the world's various governments. The Cabal kill Shuri. Eventually, Namor admits that his Cabal is out of control, and T'Challa and Black Bolt (another Illuminati member and monarch) say they'll help Namor defeat them. Instead, Panther and Black Bolt attempt to murder Namor. Namor survives (unbeknownst to them), and ends up back with the Cabal. He and T'Challa eventually work together in ComicBook/SecretWars2015 to thwart ComicBook/DoctorDoom, and finally reconcile.

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* This was the case with [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] and ComicBook/BlackPanther (T'Challa) for a long while. It started in ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', when Namor, under the influence of the Phoenix Force, flooded the country T'Challa rules, Wakanda, in retaliation for something the Avengers did. When the story concludes, Atlantis, which Namor rules, and Wakanda are at war. In ComicBook/JonathanHickmansAvengers, the two are forced to work together in the Illuminati to combat a multiverse-shattering crisis, but T'Challa makes it clear that when the crisis is over, he will kill Namor. Eventually, some of T'Challa's soldiers are wounded when one of his advisers intentionally gives bad intel on Atlantis. Namor tries to talk to T'Challa about a treaty, and T'Challa says he'll talk to his sister (Shuri, the actual ruler of Wakanda) about it if Namor makes an official request. Namor does so and Shuri officially claims to be considering it, but in actuality launches an attack that kills many Atlantean warriors and civilians. Thus, when Thanos' army invades Earth, Atlantis is unable to repel it while Wakanda can. Namor bows to Thanos, who is looking for an Infinity Gem, and tells him it's in Wakanda, which he knows it's not. Wakanda is nearly destroyed when Thanos focuses almost all of his resources on it. Afterwards, Namor claims responsibility for the attack, and tells Panther his only regret is that so many Wakandans lived. The two get intoa into a brawl, and Namor is expelled from the Illuminati. Namor starts his own secret organisation, the Cabal, to combat the multiverse crisis, and they are given Wakanda as their home base by the world's various governments. The Cabal kill Shuri. Eventually, Namor admits that his Cabal is out of control, and T'Challa and Black Bolt (another Illuminati member and monarch) say they'll help Namor defeat them. Instead, Panther and Black Bolt attempt to murder Namor. Namor survives (unbeknownst to them), and ends up back with the Cabal. He and T'Challa eventually work together in ComicBook/SecretWars2015 to thwart ComicBook/DoctorDoom, and finally reconcile.
21st Dec '17 11:56:59 AM TheWanderer
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* Discussed in the ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' tv series in an episode, when a good Immortal named Stephen Keane shows up with legitimate grudges against [[TheHero Duncan]]. (A rare event for a show that normally runs on BlackAndWhiteMorality.) Amanda pleads with Keane to reconsider and call off his grudge, in part because since both Duncan and Keane are truly good men with lots of friends and allies, and so she says this trope is likely to be the outcome if either one kills the other in a duel. Whoever dies, their friends will try to avenge them, and then friends of those friends get involved, and the whole thing spirals completely out of control.
4th Dec '17 9:43:20 AM bitemytail
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* [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict Israel/Palestine]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment may or may not be this.]]
22nd Nov '17 5:47:03 PM ebrown2112
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has this as its backstory: Rhaegar Targaryen absconded with Lyanna Stark, the head of House Stark, and his heir arrived at King's Landing to get her back, but got murdered by Rhaegar's father [[TheCaligula Aerys II]], along with several other young nobles. The remaining Starks and Lyanna's betrothed Robert Baratheon declared war [[spoiler:along with Jon Arryn, uncle of one of those Aerys killed]], and this lead to the deaths of Rhaegar (at Robert's hands), his father, his children, and his wife Elia Martell (by the Lannisters, who had remained neutral until the Targaryens began losing). The surviving Targaryens [[spoiler:as well as the Martells]] have vowed to get vengeance on Robert and his allies.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has this as its backstory: After Rhaegar Targaryen absconded with Lyanna Stark, the head of House Stark, Lord Brandon Stark and his heir Rickon arrived at King's Landing to get her back, and demanded Rhaegar "Come out and die", but got murdered by Rhaegar's father [[TheCaligula Aerys II]], II]] had them arrested and put to death after a farcical trial along with several other young nobles. The remaining Starks and Lyanna's betrothed Robert Baratheon declared war [[spoiler:along with Jon Arryn, uncle of one of those Aerys killed]], and this lead led to the deaths of of Rhaegar (at Robert's hands), his father, his hands), Aerys II, Rhaegar's children, and his Rhaegar's wife Elia Martell (by the Lannisters, who had remained neutral until the Targaryens began losing). The surviving Targaryens [[spoiler:as well as the Martells]] have vowed to get vengeance on Robert and his allies.
19th Nov '17 11:56:31 AM theLibrarian
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* In a warped way, this is what the Bogeyman embodies in ''VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour''.

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* In a warped way, this is what the Bogeyman embodies in ''VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour''. The game's plot mainly revolves around this, the protagonist having murdered (or attempted to murder) another convict who (might) have murdered his son. That plot resolves with the warden of the prison being brutally beaten by a corrupt guard (or killed by the protagonist), which sets his police officer daughter against the protagonist. She can also go for the actual culprit, but all of these revenge attempts are all dependent on the player's actions throughout the story.
14th Nov '17 5:00:54 PM Nevermore2002
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* Revenge is often used in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise. Especially various {{Char Clone}}s (tm) are often motivated by it. Char himself and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zechs Marquise]] try to avenge the murder of their families, therefore infiltrating the responsible military organization. [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lockon Stratos]] goes to all possible extremes to avenge the murder of his family. [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Flit Asuno]] even goes to the point of becoming a DarkMessiah because of his desire to avenge his parents [[spoiler:as well as [[LoveInterest Yurin]] [[LoveHurts L'Ciel]].]]

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* Revenge is often used in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise. Especially various {{Char Clone}}s (tm) are often motivated by it. Char himself and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zechs Marquise]] Merquise]] try to avenge the murder of their families, therefore infiltrating the responsible military organization. [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lockon Stratos]] goes to all possible extremes to avenge the murder of his family. [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Flit Asuno]] even goes to the point of becoming a DarkMessiah because of his desire to avenge his parents [[spoiler:as well as [[LoveInterest Yurin]] [[LoveHurts L'Ciel]].]]
10th Nov '17 3:05:09 PM Gamermaster
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* In part 3 of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', Jean-Pierre Polnareff joins the team in search of J. Geil, the Stand User who killed his sister. Not too long into the arc, he finds him and defeats him with help from Kakyoin. Later, the group stays at an inn being run by J. Geil's mother, Enya, who plays the elderly innkeeper while plotting to kill Polnareff and everyone else involved in her son's death. Even after all this, when a now-captive Enya is murdered, Jotaro gives a brief AndThisIsFor in her name among her killer Steely Dan's other offenses before laying down a solid 20-second beatdown.

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* In part 3 of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Jean-Pierre Polnareff joins the team in search of J. Geil, the Stand User who killed his sister. Not too long into the arc, he finds him and defeats him with help from Kakyoin. Later, the group stays at an inn being run by J. Geil's mother, Enya, who plays the elderly innkeeper while plotting to kill Polnareff and everyone else involved in her son's death. Even after all this, when a now-captive Enya is murdered, Jotaro gives a brief AndThisIsFor in her name among her killer Steely Dan's other offenses before laying down a solid 20-second beatdown.
8th Nov '17 12:44:54 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheSwamplingKing'': The swamplings hate the highlanders for murdering them on sight, and the highlanders hate the swamplings for the exact same thing. Part of the problem is that the highlanders mistakenly believe that the swamplings control the deeplings, so everything the monsters do is blamed on the swamplings as well. That being said, the swamplings ''do'' genuinely kill any highlanders they find in the Swamp--but again, that's because the highlanders do the same to them.
22nd Oct '17 12:27:16 PM nombretomado
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** The interesting thing about this rivalry is, despite the constant violence, neither participant particularly wants it to end. Mokou is explicitly mentioned to have [[AxCrazy lost the plot]] for a couple of centuries back there and it's heavily hinted that the bitter rivalry is presently the only thing keeping her sane. And even without that possible incentive, she also derives some form of {{catharsis}} from perpetuating their eternal stalemate... And as for Kaguya? Well, she doesn't want the rivalry to end because Mokou is just too much fun. If she and Mokou didn't keep coming up with new ways to kill each other, she'd grow bored.

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** The interesting thing about this rivalry is, despite the constant violence, neither participant particularly wants it to end. Mokou is explicitly mentioned to have [[AxCrazy lost the plot]] for a couple of centuries back there and it's heavily hinted that the bitter rivalry is presently the only thing keeping her sane. And even without that possible incentive, she also derives some form of {{catharsis}} {{catharsis|factor}} from perpetuating their eternal stalemate... And as for Kaguya? Well, she doesn't want the rivalry to end because Mokou is just too much fun. If she and Mokou didn't keep coming up with new ways to kill each other, she'd grow bored.
16th Sep '17 4:20:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the WarOf1812, the British would commit war crimes on American settlements in response to "American savagery" inflicted on British-American settlements, which in turn would cause the Americans to burn more British settlements, in revenge for "British savagery". The most triumphant example of this was when the Americans burned the Canadian city of York (modern Toronto, the largest city, and the De facto capital of British Canada at the time) only for the British to respond by torching the public buildings of Washington DC. In the same war, soldiers from both sides would routinely collect the scalps from the corpses of enemy soldiers as trophies. Newspapers on both sides demonised the other side for this practice, calling their enemies "little more than Indian savages", but at the same time, newspapers would be willing to turn a blind eye to this exact same activity on their own side. Since the war ended with the exact same borders that existed before the war, neither side gained anything from this activity except a bunch of burned down ruins where wealthy and thriving cities used to be, a large number of dead or displaced civilians, and a massive reconstruction bill costing thousands of pounds for both sides. [[SarcasmMode But hey, at least they got a nice scalp collection out of it!]]

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* In the WarOf1812, UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, the British would commit war crimes on American settlements in response to "American savagery" inflicted on British-American settlements, which in turn would cause the Americans to burn more British settlements, in revenge for "British savagery". The most triumphant example of this was when the Americans burned the Canadian city of York (modern Toronto, the largest city, and the De facto capital of British Canada at the time) only for the British to respond by torching the public buildings of Washington DC. In the same war, soldiers from both sides would routinely collect the scalps from the corpses of enemy soldiers as trophies. Newspapers on both sides demonised the other side for this practice, calling their enemies "little more than Indian savages", but at the same time, newspapers would be willing to turn a blind eye to this exact same activity on their own side. Since the war ended with the exact same borders that existed before the war, neither side gained anything from this activity except a bunch of burned down ruins where wealthy and thriving cities used to be, a large number of dead or displaced civilians, and a massive reconstruction bill costing thousands of pounds for both sides. [[SarcasmMode But hey, at least they got a nice scalp collection out of it!]]
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