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12th Jul '16 5:10:46 PM AndyLA
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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's other offenses before laying down a solid 20 second beatdown.

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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's killer Steely Dan's other offenses before laying down a solid 20 second 20-second beatdown.


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* This happens in ''Manga/AkameGaKill'': Seryu's father was killed on duty as an Imperial Guard, so she vowed to be strong enough to avenge his death, and then the Night Guard kills Ogre, who not only was a Guard Captain, but also her master. So she swears revenge on the Night Guard. When she runs into Mine and Sheele, it becomes clear that Seryu's [[AxCrazy a bit too far off the deep end]] as she bisects Sheele, leaving Mine, in turn, with the desire to avenge her. Tatsumi swears revenge, too, but is quickly snapped out of it.
8th Jul '16 8:41:29 AM Cryoclaste
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* A horribly convoluted one in ''Anime/MasterOfMartialHearts''. [[spoiler:A generation ago, Aya's father organized a StreetFighter expy brawl for plucky [[ActionGirl Action Girls]]. Aya's mother won; the other contestants were {{mindrape}}d to the breaking point, conditioned into [[SexSlave sexual slavery]], and sold. Two sisters in particular took the short stick: the younger got raped and killed by Aya's father, in front of her young daughter. Miko, the eldest, got her voice box removed and was sold overseas. She managed to escape, rebuilt her life as a somewhat functional StepfordSmiler CuteMute, and had a daughter, Natsume. When the two cousins managed to know all the story, they decided to exact revenge. By masterminding and creating a new Platonic Hearts Tournament. And enrolling Aya. And making her fight, and defeat, countless otherwise innocent Action Girls. [[MisplacedRetribution Who are then promptly mindraped and maimed as their mothers were.]] [[DisproportionateRetribution And trying, and failing, to get Aya to suffer the same fate]].]] Casting aside the sheer idiocy of the whole plan, there's no warranty whatsoever that the cycle can't be restarted at any time, now, [[spoiler:something Aya is willing to change at the end of the series even if it means having to murder Natsume and Miko's families so they don't start any more trouble.]]

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* A horribly convoluted one in ''Anime/MasterOfMartialHearts''. [[spoiler:A generation ago, Aya's father organized a StreetFighter Franchise/StreetFighter expy brawl for plucky [[ActionGirl Action Girls]]. Aya's mother won; the other contestants were {{mindrape}}d to the breaking point, conditioned into [[SexSlave sexual slavery]], and sold. Two sisters in particular took the short stick: the younger got raped and killed by Aya's father, in front of her young daughter. Miko, the eldest, got her voice box removed and was sold overseas. She managed to escape, rebuilt her life as a somewhat functional StepfordSmiler CuteMute, and had a daughter, Natsume. When the two cousins managed to know all the story, they decided to exact revenge. By masterminding and creating a new Platonic Hearts Tournament. And enrolling Aya. And making her fight, and defeat, countless otherwise innocent Action Girls. [[MisplacedRetribution Who are then promptly mindraped and maimed as their mothers were.]] [[DisproportionateRetribution And trying, and failing, to get Aya to suffer the same fate]].]] Casting aside the sheer idiocy of the whole plan, there's no warranty whatsoever that the cycle can't be restarted at any time, now, [[spoiler:something Aya is willing to change at the end of the series even if it means having to murder Natsume and Miko's families so they don't start any more trouble.]]



* One of the key themes of the ''VinlandSaga''.

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* One of the key themes of the ''VinlandSaga''.''Manga/VinlandSaga''.



* "Fanfic/FlaihhsamSSpahkh"'s OpeningNarration discussed this. Romulans, particularly Romulan nobles, are prone to this due to the societal code of ''mnheiísahe'': a loss of face has to be rectified by word, deed, or blood, and can lead to cycles of revenge lasting for centuries. On the flip side, they also remember past favors and help with equal clarity, and so Romulan survivors revere Spock for stopping the Hobus event before it got any worse.

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* "Fanfic/FlaihhsamSSpahkh"'s ''Fanfic/FlaihhsamSSpahkh'''s OpeningNarration discussed this. Romulans, particularly Romulan nobles, are prone to this due to the societal code of ''mnheiísahe'': a loss of face has to be rectified by word, deed, or blood, and can lead to cycles of revenge lasting for centuries. On the flip side, they also remember past favors and help with equal clarity, and so Romulan survivors revere Spock for stopping the Hobus event before it got any worse.



* In the JohnWoo game ''{{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 game ''{{Stranglehold}}'', ''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]].
24th Jun '16 6:37:53 PM jeez
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* ''Film/ThePrestige'' is about two stagehands-turned-magicians becoming bitter rivals; After one accidentally causes the other's wife's death (performing a drowning trick), the other one threatens with him with a gun and maims him, upon which the other sabotages his show, ruining his contract, upon which the other steals his act, upon which the other breaks his leg and corrupts his staff, upon which the other steals his plans and kidnaps his assistant... Eventually, it all culminates in one magician [[spoiler:framing the other for his death]].
17th Jun '16 3:18:07 PM SuperSonicHeroes
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' has this for all the major events throughout the film and drives the plot forward. [[spoiler:Black Panther wants revenge on the Winter Soldier for apparently murdering his father and spends a majority of the film chasing him. Zemo wants revenge on the Avengers because he blames them for the death of his family during the [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Sokovia incident]]. His plans for revenge include murdering Black Panther's father and framing Winter Soldier for it and later showing Iron Man evidence that Winter Soldier killed his parents, all in an effort to have the Avengers kill themselves for him. Once Iron Man sees the footage of Bucky killing his parents he goes into a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against him and he and Cap engage in a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal beatdown that essentially ends their friendship.]] Black Panther, who discovered that Zemo was his father's true killer, decides to break the cycle after he has seen what revenge has done to Zemo, the Avengers, and what it almost caused him to do himself. Black Panther stops Zemo from committing suicide to pay for his crimes, and provides Cap and his team with shelter in Wakanda.]]
7th Jun '16 3:57:34 PM Doug86
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Very unfortunate TruthInTelevision, and OlderThanFeudalism; the LensmanArmsRace and SerialEscalation of vengeance upon vengeance makes up much of the history of the human race, with examples like the infamous assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which triggered UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne which then fueled Germany's RoaringRampageOfRevenge in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, and blood feuds elsewhere that are still going on to this very day, with no one remembering just what started it, but motivated by all the violence that followed, with each successive revenge motivating the victims or others connected to them to strike back at the one who took the initial revenge.

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Very unfortunate TruthInTelevision, and OlderThanFeudalism; the LensmanArmsRace and SerialEscalation of vengeance upon vengeance makes up much of the history of the human race, with examples like the infamous assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which triggered UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI which then fueled Germany's RoaringRampageOfRevenge in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and blood feuds elsewhere that are still going on to this very day, with no one remembering just what started it, but motivated by all the violence that followed, with each successive revenge motivating the victims or others connected to them to strike back at the one who took the initial revenge.



* UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. The Christmas Truce of 1914, as well as the general 'live and let live' attitude of 1914-15 (in which there were unofficial ceasefires wherein both sides tacitly agreed not to shoot each other), were unthinkable by the end of 1916. Too much blood had been spilt, everyone had lost too many friends, and the General Staffs on both sides had tried to encourage agression by frequent patrols/'trench raids'. The result was a sort of savage joy in the opportunity to kill the enemy in defensive engagements (in which they would be vulnerable to machine-gun fire) and to 'get at them' (in hand-to-hand fighting, preferably) when on on patrols/raids or on the attack. The CycleOfRevenge is the main reason that the armies engaged on the Western Front (French, British, German, Italian, Austro-Hungarian) didn't simply fall apart from low morale, despite the mutiny of half of the entire French army in 1917 and the enormous underlying resentment for what was basically a pointless war. On the Eastern Front, the limitations of the CycleOfRevenge were laid bare, as a steady decline in the relative number of trained officers and [=NCOs=] and the rations' quantity and quality and the relative value of the pay (due to inflation) eventually resulted in an French-style mutiny in 1917. It should be noted that the French and Russians were still eager to kill Germans and more than willing to defend their positions while mid-mutiny, it's just that at the time (1917) their concerns with food and pay meant they refused to go on the attack until all that was fixed.

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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The Christmas Truce of 1914, as well as the general 'live and let live' attitude of 1914-15 (in which there were unofficial ceasefires wherein both sides tacitly agreed not to shoot each other), were unthinkable by the end of 1916. Too much blood had been spilt, everyone had lost too many friends, and the General Staffs on both sides had tried to encourage agression by frequent patrols/'trench raids'. The result was a sort of savage joy in the opportunity to kill the enemy in defensive engagements (in which they would be vulnerable to machine-gun fire) and to 'get at them' (in hand-to-hand fighting, preferably) when on on patrols/raids or on the attack. The CycleOfRevenge is the main reason that the armies engaged on the Western Front (French, British, German, Italian, Austro-Hungarian) didn't simply fall apart from low morale, despite the mutiny of half of the entire French army in 1917 and the enormous underlying resentment for what was basically a pointless war. On the Eastern Front, the limitations of the CycleOfRevenge were laid bare, as a steady decline in the relative number of trained officers and [=NCOs=] and the rations' quantity and quality and the relative value of the pay (due to inflation) eventually resulted in an French-style mutiny in 1917. It should be noted that the French and Russians were still eager to kill Germans and more than willing to defend their positions while mid-mutiny, it's just that at the time (1917) their concerns with food and pay meant they refused to go on the attack until all that was fixed.



* The origin of the widespread civilian bombing in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. German bombers sent to oil storage got lost, and low on fuel, bombed the first urban target they saw, hoping they found their mark. They had instead bombed London, and Churchill ordered revenge bombing on Berlin, which in turn led to Adolf Hitler to rescind his prior order to the luftwaffe to focus military-industrial targets and to ignore civilians. This lasted throughout the war in Europe, with the British wasting nighttime bombing runs on petty terror bombing and leaving the US with the unenviable job of destroying German industrial production by themselves through high-risk daylight raids.

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* The origin of the widespread civilian bombing in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. German bombers sent to oil storage got lost, and low on fuel, bombed the first urban target they saw, hoping they found their mark. They had instead bombed London, and Churchill ordered revenge bombing on Berlin, which in turn led to Adolf Hitler to rescind his prior order to the luftwaffe to focus military-industrial targets and to ignore civilians. This lasted throughout the war in Europe, with the British wasting nighttime bombing runs on petty terror bombing and leaving the US with the unenviable job of destroying German industrial production by themselves through high-risk daylight raids.
25th May '16 1:54:20 AM erforce
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* Invoked in the ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'' series, namely Revenge onward. It keeps track of everybody you've started a rivalry with, and rewards you for getting revenge or keeping your rival from doing so.

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* Invoked in the ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'' series, namely Revenge ''[[VideoGame/BurnoutRevenge Revenge]]'' onward. It keeps track of everybody you've started a rivalry with, and rewards you for getting revenge or keeping your rival from doing so.
14th May '16 1:37:47 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Timeline-191}}'', the Confederacy wins the Civil War and then, with help from Britain and France, defeats the USA in another war twenty years later. This leads to a culture of "Rememberance" and revanchism in the USA, who plan for victory in another war and make an alliance with Germany for that purpose. This comes during the Great War, when the USA soundly defeats the Confederates, who then embark on an even more brutal program of revanchism and preparing for the next war under Jake Featherston's Freedom Party. If this all sounds familiar, it's because the series is largely based off of European history (see the RealLife section below) moved to North America.

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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Timeline-191}}'', ''Literature/Timeline191'', the Confederacy wins the Civil War and then, with help from Britain and France, defeats the USA in another war twenty years later. This leads to a culture of "Rememberance" and revanchism in the USA, who plan for victory in another war and make an alliance with Germany for that purpose. This comes during the Great War, when the USA soundly defeats the Confederates, who then embark on an even more brutal program of revanchism and preparing for the next war under Jake Featherston's Freedom Party. If this all sounds familiar, it's because the series is largely based off of European history (see the RealLife section below) moved to North America.
9th May '16 8:53:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheBradyBunch'': "My Sister, Benedict Arnold" saw Greg and Marcia exercise this trope by bringing home dates deliberately picked out to annoy the other sibling. Mike and Carol make sure that neither Greg nor Marcia come out the winner, very bluntly pointing out that such behavior is unacceptable and making them apologize not only to each other but to their "dates" as well.

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* ''TheBradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': "My Sister, Benedict Arnold" saw Greg and Marcia exercise this trope by bringing home dates deliberately picked out to annoy the other sibling. Mike and Carol make sure that neither Greg nor Marcia come out the winner, very bluntly pointing out that such behavior is unacceptable and making them apologize not only to each other but to their "dates" as well.



* An episode of ''KungFu'', appropriately titled "''An Eye for an Eye''", focuses on this situation.

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* An episode of ''KungFu'', ''Series/KungFu'', appropriately titled "''An Eye for an Eye''", focuses on this situation.



* This is a central theme on ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. King Uther is a KnightTemplar who has genocided all the magic users he can find. In retribution, quite a few magicians go overboard in their attack on him, attacking innocent civilians. Thus, Prince Arthur grows up being told that magic is evil and having it constantly proven to him. The eponymous Merlin, Arthur's manservant, best friend, and secretly a warlock, spends most of the series trying to convince Arthur to accept magic and therefore break the cycle, but his success has been limited.

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* This is a central theme on ''{{Series/Merlin}}''.''{{Series/Merlin 2008}}''. King Uther is a KnightTemplar who has genocided all the magic users he can find. In retribution, quite a few magicians go overboard in their attack on him, attacking innocent civilians. Thus, Prince Arthur grows up being told that magic is evil and having it constantly proven to him. The eponymous Merlin, Arthur's manservant, best friend, and secretly a warlock, spends most of the series trying to convince Arthur to accept magic and therefore break the cycle, but his success has been limited.
27th Apr '16 4:31:41 PM DarthWalrus
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* Make no mistake, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_Glencoe Massacre of Glencoe]] was a horrific crime on many, many levels. But the fact that there is ''still'' lingering resentment between some [=MacDonalds=] and Campbells, more than three centuries after the crime itself, gives you some idea how long people can hold a grudge.

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* Make no mistake, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_Glencoe Massacre of Glencoe]] was a horrific crime on many, many levels. But the fact that there is ''still'' lingering resentment between some [=MacDonalds=] and Campbells, Campbells[[note]]Not the Fast food chain and Canned soup company[[/note]], more than three centuries after the crime itself, gives you some idea how long people can hold a grudge.grudge.
* The origin of the widespread civilian bombing in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. German bombers sent to oil storage got lost, and low on fuel, bombed the first urban target they saw, hoping they found their mark. They had instead bombed London, and Churchill ordered revenge bombing on Berlin, which in turn led to Adolf Hitler to rescind his prior order to the luftwaffe to focus military-industrial targets and to ignore civilians. This lasted throughout the war in Europe, with the British wasting nighttime bombing runs on petty terror bombing and leaving the US with the unenviable job of destroying German industrial production by themselves through high-risk daylight raids.
12th Apr '16 6:19:48 PM PaulA
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* OlderThanFeudalism: The House of Pelops in Myth/GreekMythology. The ''Theatre/{{Oresteia}}'' by Creator/{{Aeschylus}} was written in response to this legend. It concludes with Orestes and Athena breaking the cycle once and for all by inventing the trial by jury.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: The House of Pelops in Myth/GreekMythology. The ''Theatre/{{Oresteia}}'' ''Theatre/TheOresteia'' by Creator/{{Aeschylus}} was written in response to this legend. It concludes with Orestes and Athena breaking the cycle once and for all by inventing the trial by jury.
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