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4th Apr '17 4:33:26 PM MagBas
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* In ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'', this trope is [[spoiler:played tragically straight, with a gang of [[UnfortunateImplications black]] [[TruthInTelevision bullies]] shooting Danny dead in retaliation for him pulling a BullyHunter on them the day before]].

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* In ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'', this trope is [[spoiler:played tragically straight, with a gang of [[UnfortunateImplications black]] black [[TruthInTelevision bullies]] shooting Danny dead in retaliation for him pulling a BullyHunter on them the day before]].
13th Mar '17 3:04:16 PM CumbersomeTercel
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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!"

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* This trope is blamed for the war that destroyed civilization in the third Mad Max film, ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'', 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!"
9th Mar '17 2:22:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/NikolaiDante'' has to periodically deal with the [[ButtMonkey Arbatov clan]], who are constantly seeking vengeance for the deflowering, maiming, death, castration, and humiliation of their relatives who had previously tried to avenge their family's honour, all the way back to the first issue, which has Dante discovered in the bed of Captain Arbatov's mistress. Unfortunately for Arbatov, he was courting the Emperor's daughter at the time, and was flayed alive when he brought a complaint against Dante.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': The conflict between Mega City One and their 'Sov Block' counterpart East Meg One resulted in a continuous cycle of revenge. The United States and the Soviet Union were old enemies until the dissolution of the countries into their respective Mega-Cities after the Atomic War of 2070. East Meg One then attempted an invasion of Mega City One during the Apocalyse War of 2104 after nuking half of their enemy's city. Judge Dredd retaliated by leading a strike team to turn the tide by nuking all of East Meg One. The remnants of their military swore revenge, the Fourth Faction of which engineered a synthetic plague to release inside Mega City One in the Day of Chaos 30 years later. The Judges eventually eliminated every key member of the Fourth Faction but were unable to stop the disease's spread, ending in 350 million deaths and the city reduced to a shadow of its former self.

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''ComicBook/NikolaiDante'' has to periodically deal with the [[ButtMonkey Arbatov clan]], who are constantly seeking vengeance for the deflowering, maiming, death, castration, and humiliation of their relatives who had previously tried to avenge their family's honour, all the way back to the first issue, which has Dante discovered in the bed of Captain Arbatov's mistress. Unfortunately for Arbatov, he was courting the Emperor's daughter at the time, and was flayed alive when he brought a complaint against Dante.
* ** ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': The conflict between Mega City One and their 'Sov Block' counterpart East Meg One resulted in a continuous cycle of revenge. The United States and the Soviet Union were old enemies until the dissolution of the countries into their respective Mega-Cities after the Atomic War of 2070. East Meg One then attempted an invasion of Mega City One during the Apocalyse War of 2104 after nuking half of their enemy's city. Judge Dredd retaliated by leading a strike team to turn the tide by nuking all of East Meg One. The remnants of their military swore revenge, the Fourth Faction of which engineered a synthetic plague to release inside Mega City One in the Day of Chaos 30 years later. The Judges eventually eliminated every key member of the Fourth Faction but were unable to stop the disease's spread, ending in 350 million deaths and the city reduced to a shadow of its former self.
9th Mar '17 2:01:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/AgeOfReptiles'': The feud between the group of Raptors and Tyrannosaurids in ''Tribal Warfare'' starts with a KillSteal by a Tyrannosaurus, then the Raptors steal their eggs in revenge, then the Tyrannosauruses kill a bunch of raptors in revenge, rinse and repeat. It ends with all but one Tyrannosaurus dying, who is then confronted by a ChekhovsGunman.
26th Feb '17 9:13:15 AM kazokuhouou
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* While only the chorus for "Murmaider" is heard in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', both the tie-in first album and the music video in the Season 2 DVD play the full song, which has this trope as the central theme. Set to mermaids committing genocide on each other. [[CatchPhrase Brutal.]]
15th Feb '17 4:33:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' explores this as one of its major themes, with the conflict between Ghouls and [[TheHunter CCG]] ultimately fueled by both sides striking out in revenge. The story arc that introduces CCG and HeroAntagonist Amon focuses on this theme, with Amon and his veteran partner, Kureo Mado, killing a pacifist Ghoul in front of her young daughter, Hinami. Though advised against striking back, Touka decides to get revenge for Hinami and attacks Amon, killing one of his coworkers in the process. This chain of events leads both sides to a battle in an underground waterway, with Mado luring Hinami into a trap and seriously wounding Touka when she comes to rescue the girl. Hinami is able to turn the tables, but refuses to take revenge against the man that killed her parents because it won't accomplish anything. Mado, obsessed with revenge against all Ghouls, uses this opportunity to attack Hinami, [[BackstabBackfire forcing Touka]] to finish him off. Afterwards, she is horrified to realize the man she'd just killed had a family. In the end, losing his mentor to the mysterious "Rabbit" leads Amon to swear revenge, while Touka's reckless actions have caused CCG to focus more attention on hunting Ghouls in the 20th Ward.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' explores this as one of its major themes, with the conflict between Ghouls and [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]] ultimately fueled by both sides striking out in revenge. The story arc that introduces CCG and HeroAntagonist Amon focuses on this theme, with Amon and his veteran partner, Kureo Mado, killing a pacifist Ghoul in front of her young daughter, Hinami. Though advised against striking back, Touka decides to get revenge for Hinami and attacks Amon, killing one of his coworkers in the process. This chain of events leads both sides to a battle in an underground waterway, with Mado luring Hinami into a trap and seriously wounding Touka when she comes to rescue the girl. Hinami is able to turn the tables, but refuses to take revenge against the man that killed her parents because it won't accomplish anything. Mado, obsessed with revenge against all Ghouls, uses this opportunity to attack Hinami, [[BackstabBackfire forcing Touka]] to finish him off. Afterwards, she is horrified to realize the man she'd just killed had a family. In the end, losing his mentor to the mysterious "Rabbit" leads Amon to swear revenge, while Touka's reckless actions have caused CCG to focus more attention on hunting Ghouls in the 20th Ward.
28th Jan '17 1:47:01 PM AndyLA
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* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' has this in spades. One example from volume 2: 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. And it doesn't stop there. Oh, no.



* 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.
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.
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