History Main / DisProportionateRetribution

15th Jan '18 3:25:18 AM CaptainTedium
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A SisterTrope to FelonyMisdemeanor (treating a relatively harmless misdeed as if it were a serious crime), MisplacedRetribution (the punishment is inflicted on the wrong people), LawOfDisproportionateResponse, DisproportionateRestitution (a means of apology doesn't come close to making up for what the person has done), DisproportionateReward (a minor or major act of kindness is reacted to in this way), ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill (the avenger won't let up even after the victim has stopped breathing).

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A SisterTrope to FelonyMisdemeanor (treating a relatively harmless misdeed as if it were a serious crime), MisplacedRetribution (the punishment is inflicted on the wrong people), LawOfDisproportionateResponse, LawOfDisproportionateResponse (reacting to serious matters like they aren't that important and vice versa), DisproportionateRestitution (a means of apology doesn't come close to making up for what the person has done), DisproportionateReward (a minor or major act of kindness is reacted to in this way), ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill (the avenger won't let up even after the victim has stopped breathing).
15th Jan '18 3:21:13 AM CaptainTedium
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A SisterTrope to FelonyMisdemeanor, MisplacedRetribution (the punishment is inflicted on the wrong people), LawOfDisproportionateResponse, DisproportionateRestitution (a means of apology doesn't come close to making up for what the person has done), DisproportionateReward (a minor or major act of kindness is reacted to in this way), ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill (the avenger won't let up even after the victim has stopped breathing).

Compare MakeAnExampleOfThem, GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity, RevengeByProxy, RevengeSVP, ShopliftAndDie, IrrationalHatred, CycleOfRevenge, BerserkButton, EvilIsPetty, DieForOurShip, and RonTheDeathEater (both when fans demand/imagine disproportionate retribution for fictional characters). If the retribution is played for laughs, compare ComedicSociopathy.

Contrast with {{Unishment}} and RestrainedRevenge. Expect the character dishing this out to [[RationalizingTheOverkill justify this no matter what anyone speaks against it.]] Expect someone (doesn't needs be the OnlySaneMan) to be DisappointedByTheMotive if the retribution is just ''that'' absurdly disproportional to the reason.

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A SisterTrope to FelonyMisdemeanor, FelonyMisdemeanor (treating a relatively harmless misdeed as if it were a serious crime), MisplacedRetribution (the punishment is inflicted on the wrong people), LawOfDisproportionateResponse, DisproportionateRestitution (a means of apology doesn't come close to making up for what the person has done), DisproportionateReward (a minor or major act of kindness is reacted to in this way), ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill (the avenger won't let up even after the victim has stopped breathing).

Compare MakeAnExampleOfThem, GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity, RevengeByProxy, RevengeSVP, ShopliftAndDie, IrrationalHatred, CycleOfRevenge, BerserkButton, EvilIsPetty, DieForOurShip, MakeAnExampleOfThem (punishing someone to deter others), GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity (losing your job for a trivial reason or no reason at all), RevengeByProxy (getting back at those who wronged you by murdering someone close to them), RevengeSVP (ruining parties and other social gatherings for not being invited to them), ShopliftAndDie (shopkeepers killing anyone who tries to make off with their wares without paying), IrrationalHatred (having it in for someone when there's no rational reason to despise them), CycleOfRevenge (where two parties endlessly invoke Disproportionate Retribution toward each other), BerserkButton (something that causes someone to become extremely pissed off and likely cause them to dish out Disproportionate Retribution), EvilIsPetty (villains doing assholish and cruel things just because they can), DieForOurShip (fans bash characters solely for interfering with their preferred shipping), and RonTheDeathEater (both when fans demand/imagine disproportionate retribution (fans depict a character as crueler, more spiteful, and otherwise worse than they are in canon simply for fictional characters).not liking them). If the retribution is played for laughs, compare ComedicSociopathy.

Contrast with {{Unishment}} (a punishment that isn't a punishment at all) and RestrainedRevenge.RestrainedRevenge (paying back a slight with retribution that is less severe than what was intended before rather than forgive the person in question). Expect the character dishing this out to [[RationalizingTheOverkill justify this no matter what anyone speaks against it.]] Expect someone (doesn't needs be the OnlySaneMan) to be DisappointedByTheMotive if the retribution is just ''that'' absurdly disproportional to the reason.
10th Jan '18 9:25:48 AM CaptainTedium
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Compare MakeAnExampleOfThem, RevengeByProxy, RevengeSVP, ShopliftAndDie, IrrationalHatred, CycleOfRevenge, BerserkButton, DieForOurShip, EvilIsPetty, and RonTheDeathEater (both when fans demand/imagine disproportionate retribution for fictional characters). If the retribution is played for laughs, compare ComedicSociopathy.

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Compare MakeAnExampleOfThem, GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity, RevengeByProxy, RevengeSVP, ShopliftAndDie, IrrationalHatred, CycleOfRevenge, BerserkButton, EvilIsPetty, DieForOurShip, EvilIsPetty, and RonTheDeathEater (both when fans demand/imagine disproportionate retribution for fictional characters). If the retribution is played for laughs, compare ComedicSociopathy.
14th Nov '17 2:26:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Contrast with {{Unishment}} and RestrainedRevenge. Expect the character dishing this out to [[RationalizingTheOverkill justify this no matter what anyone speaks against it.]] If a character performs the opposite of this trope, and offers wholehearted forgiveness for an unimaginable list of wrongs, it's InsaneForgiveness. Expect someone (doesn't needs be the OnlySaneMan) to be DisappointedByTheMotive if the retribution is just ''that'' absurdly disproportional to the reason.

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Contrast with {{Unishment}} and RestrainedRevenge. Expect the character dishing this out to [[RationalizingTheOverkill justify this no matter what anyone speaks against it.]] If a character performs the opposite of this trope, and offers wholehearted forgiveness for an unimaginable list of wrongs, it's InsaneForgiveness. Expect someone (doesn't needs be the OnlySaneMan) to be DisappointedByTheMotive if the retribution is just ''that'' absurdly disproportional to the reason.
13th Sep '17 8:22:53 AM Willbyr
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27th Apr '17 8:08:08 PM Dravencour
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In some situations, it makes sense to let the opponent know that if they so much as sneeze on [[MamaBear someone]] [[PapaWolf you]] {{protect|orate}}, it will cost them a limb. If you have tried an eye for an eye and it really didn't do anything except help sell eyepatches, the only way to stay alive is to be drastic. Pay back any offense tenfold, or even a hundredfold if necessary, until the survivors learn to stay away. [[TruthInTelevision It's a common tactic of militaries the world over]], with some regimes (such as UsefulNotes/NaziGermany) being infamous for it.

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In some situations, it makes sense to let the opponent know that if they so much as sneeze on [[MamaBear someone]] [[PapaWolf you]] {{protect|orate}}, it will cost them a limb. If you have tried an eye for an eye and it really didn't do anything except help sell eyepatches, the only way to stay alive is to be drastic. Pay back any offense tenfold, or even a hundredfold if necessary, until the survivors learn to stay away. [[TruthInTelevision It's a common tactic of militaries the world over]], with some regimes (such as UsefulNotes/NaziGermany) being infamous ''infamous'' for it.
9th Aug '16 12:20:47 PM Morgenthaler
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In some situations, it makes sense to let the opponent know that if they so much as sneeze on [[MamaBear someone]] [[PapaWolf you]] {{protect|orate}}, it will cost them a limb. If you have tried an eye for an eye and it really didn't do anything except help sell eyepatches, the only way to stay alive is to be drastic. Pay back any offense tenfold, or even a hundredfold if necessary, until the survivors learn to stay away. [[TruthInTelevision It's a common tactic of militaries the world over]], with some regimes (such as NaziGermany) being infamous for it.

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In some situations, it makes sense to let the opponent know that if they so much as sneeze on [[MamaBear someone]] [[PapaWolf you]] {{protect|orate}}, it will cost them a limb. If you have tried an eye for an eye and it really didn't do anything except help sell eyepatches, the only way to stay alive is to be drastic. Pay back any offense tenfold, or even a hundredfold if necessary, until the survivors learn to stay away. [[TruthInTelevision It's a common tactic of militaries the world over]], with some regimes (such as NaziGermany) UsefulNotes/NaziGermany) being infamous for it.
7th Jul '16 9:56:08 AM Eddy1215
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* DisproportionateRetribution/NewspaperComics
7th Jul '16 9:51:40 AM Eddy1215
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19th Mar '16 1:04:24 PM marcoasalazarm
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Contrast with {{Unishment}} and RestrainedRevenge. Expect the character dishing this out to [[RationalizingTheOverkill justify this no matter what anyone speaks against it.]] If a character performs the opposite of this trope, and offers wholehearted forgiveness for an unimaginable list of wrongs, it's InsaneForgiveness.

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Contrast with {{Unishment}} and RestrainedRevenge. Expect the character dishing this out to [[RationalizingTheOverkill justify this no matter what anyone speaks against it.]] If a character performs the opposite of this trope, and offers wholehearted forgiveness for an unimaginable list of wrongs, it's InsaneForgiveness.
InsaneForgiveness. Expect someone (doesn't needs be the OnlySaneMan) to be DisappointedByTheMotive if the retribution is just ''that'' absurdly disproportional to the reason.
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