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22nd Jun '18 6:39:05 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/{{Dortmunder}}'': In ''What's the Worst That Could Happen?'', Max Fairbanks catches Dortmunder burgling his beach house. Fairbanks hands Dortmunder over to the cops, which Dortmunder regards as a fair cop as he was caught fair and square. But then Fairbanks claims that Dortmunder's ring is actually his and takes it off him. This act of petty vengeance means ItsPersonal for Dortmunder and kicks off the plot.
15th Jun '18 4:36:13 AM DAONG123
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Yellow Diamond, who in her first official appearance reveals herself to be arrogant and petty despite one of her underlings, Peridot, describing her as highly logical. [[spoiler:She makes it clear she wants to destroy the Earth in spite because of the rebellion despite Peridot pointing out it's more useful keeping it alive, then after Peridot insults her she attempts to kill her by detonating her communicator immediately after she cuts off communication. Though with the revelation that [[BigGood Rose Quartz]] shattered Pink Diamond during the rebellion, Yellow Diamond's motivation is more justified, albeit still pretty petty.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Yellow Diamond, who in her first official appearance reveals herself to be arrogant and petty despite one of her underlings, Peridot, describing her as highly logical. [[spoiler:She makes it clear she wants to destroy the Earth in spite because of the rebellion despite Peridot pointing out it's more useful keeping it alive, then after Peridot insults her she attempts to kill her by detonating her communicator immediately after she cuts off communication. Though with the revelation that [[BigGood Rose Quartz]] apparently shattered Pink Diamond during the rebellion, Yellow Diamond's motivation is more justified, albeit still pretty petty.]]
7th Jun '18 7:59:54 PM intastiel
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', this is kind of the Ebon Dragon's thing, as [[GodOfEvil the Principle of Villainy]]. [[TheDevilIsALoser To pathological extremes.]]

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', this is kind of the Ebon Dragon's thing, as [[GodOfEvil the Principle of Villainy]]. [[TheDevilIsALoser To pathological extremes.]]extremes]]: it would give him a psychotic break if he ''didn't'' screw someone over when he had the opportunity, no matter how small.
7th Jun '18 6:20:17 PM Zaptech
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* In ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'', Alucard tends to do tiny, evil, petty things to get at his co-workers and boss [[{{Troll}} mostly because he knows it either annoys or makes them uncomfortable.]] These include things like pretending to be aroused over the phone while in an argument with Integra, tilting every painting in the hallway while going to a meeting, and mind-controlling a desk clerk in a hotel into throwing Chevy Chase out of a penthouse so he can take it for himself (and laso making him believe ''Film/WhiteChicks'' was "amazing").

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* In ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'', Alucard tends to do tiny, evil, petty things to get at his co-workers and boss [[{{Troll}} mostly because he knows it either annoys or makes them uncomfortable.]] These include things like pretending to be aroused over the phone while in an argument with Integra, tilting every painting in the hallway while going to a meeting, and mind-controlling a desk clerk in a hotel into throwing Chevy Chase out of a penthouse so he can take it for himself (and laso making him believe ''Film/WhiteChicks'' was "amazing"). Of course, this doesn't mean he won't also do monstrously evil things too; after all, he does have a massive army of millions of souls he's enslaved from all of the people he's killed and eaten for several centuries.
7th Jun '18 6:18:39 PM Zaptech
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* In ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'', Alucard tends to do tiny, evil, petty things to get at his co-workers and boss [[{{Troll}} mostly because he knows it either annoys or makes them uncomfortable.]] These include things like pretending to be aroused over the phone while in an argument with Integra, tilting every painting in the hallway while going to a meeting, and mind-controlling a desk clerk in a hotel into throwing Chevy Chase out of a penthouse so he can take it for himself (and laso making him believe ''Film/WhiteChicks'' was "amazing").
6th Jun '18 8:16:05 AM LavonPapillon1
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* Ash's father in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12202396/1/Clash-of-the-Ketchums Clash of the Ketchums]]'' starts a movement to raise the Trainer licensing age to eighteen (with any current trainers under eighteen forced to go back to school) in an effort to "protect the children" all because of an argument with Ash when he CallsTheOldManOut on trying to interfere with his life despite being a DisappearedDad for Ash's entire life up to that point. That Ash proves him wrong about all his assumptions of Pokemon training being a waste of time only makes things worse[[note]] When his father challenges whether Ash can use a computer, balance a budget, or speak another language, Ash fires back that he's been using his pokedex for years, has to pay for his own food and lodgings, and knows three languages. Furthermore, despite his father's claims that training is a huge money sink, Ash earns a significant payday from placing well in the various Pokemon Leages[[/note]].

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* Ash's father in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12202396/1/Clash-of-the-Ketchums Clash of the Ketchums]]'' starts a movement to raise the Trainer licensing age to eighteen (with any current trainers under eighteen forced to go back to school) in an effort to "protect the children" all because of an argument with Ash when he CallsTheOldManOut on trying to interfere with his life despite being a DisappearedDad for Ash's entire life up to that point. That Ash proves him wrong about all his assumptions of Pokemon training being a waste of time only makes things worse[[note]] When his father challenges whether Ash can use a computer, balance a budget, or speak another language, Ash fires back that he's been using his pokedex for years, has to pay for his own food and lodgings, and knows three languages. Furthermore, despite his father's claims that training is a huge money sink, Ash earns a significant payday from placing well in the various Pokemon Leages[[/note]].Leagues[[/note]].
* The Black Fairy's entire M.O. in ''Fanfic/TheDarkLady''. Aside from kidnapping Zelena's baby, she [[spoiler:stages the miscarriage of her own unborn grandchild so that she could escape the Dark Realm]], [[spoiler:holds her now still-living grandson and granddaughter hostage in exchange for Rumpelstiltskinís heart, only to use it to alter Rumpelstiltskinís memories so that he does not remember Belle as being anything more than a maid. She casts a barrier that traps Belle, Mrs. Potts and the rest of the family in the Dark Castle and threaten to hurt Belle and her children if they do not pretend everything is fine.]]
14th May '18 3:58:27 PM AmuckCricetine
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** In "Who Shot Mr. Burns: Part I", Mr. Burns blocks out the sun from the town, forcing everyone to use his power all the time. His desire to steal candy from a baby afterward is a sign that he's crossed the line. And a plot point, believe it or not. But Burns' pettiest moment was in "Curse Of the Flying Hellfish", where he was willing to kill Grampa Simpson, ''his commanding officer'' over paintings they hid away during the war. Yeah, priceless paintings, but he is plenty rich. [[spoiler: He then tries to ''kill'' Bart for insulting him after he took away the paintings at gunpoint]].

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** In "Who "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns Who Shot Mr. Burns: Part I", I]]", Mr. Burns blocks out the sun from the town, forcing everyone to use his power all the time. His desire to steal candy from a baby afterward is a sign that he's crossed the line. And a plot point, believe it or not. But Burns' pettiest moment was in "Curse Of "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E22 Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish", Hellfish"]]", where he was willing to kill Grampa Simpson, ''his commanding officer'' over paintings they hid away during the war. Yeah, priceless paintings, but he is plenty rich. [[spoiler: He then tries to ''kill'' Bart for insulting him after he took away the paintings at gunpoint]].
14th May '18 3:54:55 PM AmuckCricetine
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* The crew of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' encountered a being MadeOfEvil, "Armus," a black oil slick that had been created by some other race when they purified themselves of evil. The thing isn't too bright or clever, and all it wants is to torment people for its own amusement, but in rather pedestrian ways like "make Data point guns at everyone." Everyone else refuses to give him the emotional hand-wringing he desires, which frustrates him to no end.

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* The crew of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' encountered a being MadeOfEvil, "Armus," "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E22SkinOfEvil Armus]]", a black oil slick that had been created by some other race when they purified themselves of evil. The thing isn't too bright or clever, and all it wants is to torment people for its own amusement, but in rather pedestrian ways like "make Data point guns at everyone." Everyone else refuses to give him the emotional hand-wringing he desires, which frustrates him to no end.



** In "[[DramaBomb Ozymandias]]", having already [[spoiler: sold Jesse into slavery, Walt stops the Neo-Nazis dragging him away...just long enough to tell Jesse that he was there the night Jane died, and chose not to save her.]] Vince Gilligan considers this one of Walt's worst deeds due to its simple, pointless sadism.

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** In "[[DramaBomb "[[Recap/BreakingBadS5E14Ozymandias Ozymandias]]", having already [[spoiler: sold Jesse into slavery, Walt stops the Neo-Nazis dragging him away...just long enough to tell Jesse that he was there the night Jane died, and chose not to save her.]] Vince Gilligan Creator/VinceGilligan considers this one of Walt's worst deeds due to its simple, pointless sadism.



* Series/{{Sherlock}}: Blackmailer Charles Augustus Magnussen excercises power over his victims through very petty actions. For example, having information that could get John Watson's wife killed, he tells him to try to keep his eye open while he (Magnussen) flicks it, and says that he's done the same thing to at least one other person. He also urinates in Sherlock's fireplace to demonstrate that he can do whatever he wants.
** A grimmer example of this happens in ''The Six Thatchers'', wherein [[spoiler:Vivian Norberry shoots and kills Mary in response to Sherlock's attempt to BreakThemByTalking. It is made clear to the audience that [[OffingTheAnnoyance this wouldn't have happened had Sherlock just shut up.]]]]

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* Series/{{Sherlock}}: Blackmailer Series/{{Sherlock}}:
** In "[[Recap/SherlockS03E03HisLastVow His Last Vow]]", blackmailer
Charles Augustus Magnussen excercises exercises power over his victims through very petty actions. For example, having information that could get John Watson's wife killed, he tells him to try to keep his eye open while he (Magnussen) flicks it, and says that he's done the same thing to at least one other person. He also urinates in Sherlock's fireplace to demonstrate that he can do whatever he wants.
** A grimmer example of this happens in ''The "[[Recap/SherlockS04E01TheSixThatchers The Six Thatchers'', Thatchers]]", wherein [[spoiler:Vivian Norberry shoots and kills Mary in response to Sherlock's attempt to BreakThemByTalking. It is made clear to the audience that [[OffingTheAnnoyance this wouldn't have happened had Sherlock just shut up.]]]]



** In LegendsOfTomorrow season two, he [[spoiler:manages to obtain an artifact that literally lets him rewrite reality as he sees fit. What does he use it to do? Take over as the owner of STAR Labs, and be a dick to everyone. That's...pretty much it.]]

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** In LegendsOfTomorrow ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' season two, he [[spoiler:manages to obtain an artifact that literally lets him rewrite reality as he sees fit. What does he use it to do? Take over as the owner of STAR Labs, and be a dick to everyone. That's...pretty much it.]]



** Thawne keeps Rip trapped in a miniaturized Waverider, turned Stein into a browbeaten employee, and Jax into a [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] security chief who enjoys tormenting Stein. He's also turned Nate into a Basement-Dweller (with a far less stylish haircut, to boot) and Ray into a janitor.

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** Thawne keeps Rip trapped in a miniaturized Waverider, turned Stein into a browbeaten employee, and Jax into a [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] {{jerkass}} security chief who enjoys tormenting Stein. He's also turned Nate into a Basement-Dweller (with a far less stylish haircut, to boot) and Ray into a janitor.
14th May '18 3:48:55 PM AmuckCricetine
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*** In "Doomed," after nearly staking himself, Willow and Xander take him along out of pity. Spike [[DontYouDarePityMe doesn't want their pity]] and gives them a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, showing he can still inflict damage even with the chip in his head, and [[EvilFeelsGood smirks evilly to himself]] once his back is turned.
*** In "A New Man," he nonchalantly grabs Xander's radio when packing up to leave Xander's apartment. When Xander calls him on this, Spike replies, "And you're what, shocked and disappointed? I'm ''evil''!"
*** In "Crush," he steals money from Xander at the Bronze to buy himself drinks.

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*** In "Doomed," "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E11Doomed}} Doomed]]", after nearly staking himself, Willow and Xander take him along out of pity. Spike [[DontYouDarePityMe doesn't want their pity]] and gives them a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, showing he can still inflict damage even with the chip in his head, and [[EvilFeelsGood smirks evilly to himself]] once his back is turned.
*** In "A "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E12ANewMan}} A New Man," Man]]", he nonchalantly grabs Xander's radio when packing up to leave Xander's apartment. When Xander calls him on this, Spike replies, "And you're what, shocked and disappointed? I'm ''evil''!"
*** In "Crush," "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E14Crush}} Crush]]", he steals money from Xander at the Bronze to buy himself drinks.



** The Doctor points out the Master's pettiness to him in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]'':

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** The Doctor points out the Master's pettiness to him in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]'':Assassin]]":
11th May '18 7:18:12 AM Njein
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*** [[spoiler:His most recent incarnation is quite the BigBrotherBully]] to 007 in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', tries to sadistically torment him via ColdBloodedTorture, and [[spoiler:[[GreaterScopeVillain claims to have been behind]] [[CainAndAbel all of Bond's miseries since]] ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', all just because an orphaned 007 was favored more by Oberhauser's father when they were younger, causing Oberhauser to commit {{Patricide}} out of jealousy and resentment.]]

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*** [[spoiler:His most recent incarnation is [[CainAndAbel quite the the]] BigBrotherBully]] to 007 in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', tries to sadistically torment him via ColdBloodedTorture, and [[spoiler:[[GreaterScopeVillain [[GreaterScopeVillain claims to have been behind]] [[CainAndAbel behind all of Bond's miseries since]] ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', all [[spoiler:all just because an orphaned 007 was favored more by Oberhauser's father when they were younger, causing Oberhauser to commit {{Patricide}} out of jealousy and resentment.]]
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