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4th Jun '17 11:11:12 PM WillBGood
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* Literature/TheHorusHeresy sees Khârn deliver one to Erebus for [[spoiler:the latter's murder of Argel Tal, the last sane brother-in-arms Khârn has.]] Erebus, who fancies himself as "destiny's hand", is outclassed by an opponent who seems dowmright bored.

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* Literature/TheHorusHeresy ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' sees Khârn deliver one to Erebus for [[spoiler:the latter's murder of Argel Tal, the last sane brother-in-arms Khârn has.]] Erebus, who fancies himself as "destiny's hand", is outclassed by an opponent who seems dowmright bored.
4th Jun '17 11:10:12 PM WillBGood
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27th May '17 12:37:49 PM bluntblade
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* Literature/ArtemisFowl's bodyguard and manservant Butler in the first book of the series does this to a troll. At the height of the hostage crisis, the LEP send in a captured troll to force someone in the Fowl manor to cry for help, which could be taken as a sign that they're allowed inside. Butler runs headlong into the beast as it enters the building, and before he has much chance to do anything, it eviscerates him and heaves him through a brick wall. He survives long enough for Holly to heal him with magic, and his subsequent takedown of the troll, using a mace and gauntlets taken from a suit of armor, is was only stopped by Holly ordering him to.

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* Literature/ArtemisFowl's bodyguard and manservant Butler in the first book of the series does this to a troll. At the height of the hostage crisis, the LEP send in a captured troll to force someone in the Fowl manor to cry for help, which could be taken as a sign that they're allowed inside. Butler runs headlong into the beast as it enters the building, and before he has much chance to do anything, it eviscerates him and heaves him through a brick wall. He survives long enough for Holly to heal him with magic, and his subsequent takedown of the troll, using a mace and gauntlets taken from a suit of armor, is was only stopped by Holly ordering him to. It's also staggeringly controlled, ultimately ending up as part of the LEP hand-to-hand manual.
* Literature/TheHorusHeresy sees Khârn deliver one to Erebus for [[spoiler:the latter's murder of Argel Tal, the last sane brother-in-arms Khârn has.]] Erebus, who fancies himself as "destiny's hand", is outclassed by an opponent who seems dowmright bored.
17th Apr '17 7:32:35 AM Thecommander236
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** That was the ''second'' beat-down. The first came at the hands of Airman Higgs after [[spoiler:Zola]] made the mistake of pissing him off. Higgs is also known as "[[MemeticBadass The Unstoppable Higgs]]," and there is a [[ImplacableMan VERY good reason for that]]; The only reason that [[spoiler:Zola]] was still alive at that point was because she was doped up on PsychoSerum.

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** That was the ''second'' beat-down. The first came at the hands of Airman Higgs after [[spoiler:Zola]] made the mistake of pissing him off. Higgs is also known as "[[MemeticBadass The Unstoppable Higgs]]," and there is a [[ImplacableMan VERY good reason for that]]; The the only reason that [[spoiler:Zola]] was still alive at that point was because she was doped up on PsychoSerum.
9th Apr '17 12:45:43 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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** [[ChefOfIron Sanji]], hell pretty much 94 percent of Sanji's fights in the series are revenge beats down, villains will either: [[EvilGloating insult Sanji]], waste precious food in front of him or hurt his friends, and harass his favorite babes. Or if they really want to die, they do all of them at once, and let's just Sanji is [[http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o532/BronzedMe/GIFs/Rage/tumblr_m8rzgaE9781r6lifw.gif not exactly calm about it]]. Even in his very appearance, Sanji was pulverizing a Marine asshole Fullbody, for wasting soup in front of him but he'd only be the first of many. Some Sanji most famous beatdowns are: Kuroobi the karate fishman who thought it be wise to insult Nami (Sanji's 1# girl) in front of him and then gloat about how Sanji wasn't strong enough to save her or any of his friends, Sanji corrected him by smashing the fish man though Arlong Park and out the other side. Transsexual [[Humanshifting Bon Clay]] gets a brutal one, first he beats up [[FriendlySniper Usopp]] and then he tortures Sanji using Nami's form (knowing Sanji won't attack her) when Sanji gets his second win, kicks the crap out of the cross dresser, surprisingly Sanji leaves him on good terms saying it's a good fight but then decides to hit Bon Clay when's defenseless on ground anyway. In Enies Lobby Sanji anger manifests into his new attack "Diable Jamble" where his legs catch fire, Jabra the WolfMan soon understood why it's suicide to piss off Sanji. Sanji's biggest revenge beatdown is for the villain who pissed him off the most: [[InvisibleJerkass Absalom]] not only did Absalom molest Nami while she was bathing but kidnapped her and [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe tried to marry her against her will]]. And to add the cherry on the top Absalom had also stolen [[ChivalrousPervert Sanji's dream of becoming invisible]], Sanji brutally beat Absalom into a pulp and didn't stop until the invisible man was imprinted on a wall.

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** [[ChefOfIron Sanji]], hell pretty much 94 percent of Sanji's fights in the series are revenge beats down, villains will either: [[EvilGloating insult Sanji]], waste will push certian BerserkButton for him: wasting precious food in front of him or hurt his friends, and harass his favorite babes. Or if they really want to die, they do all of them at once, and let's just Sanji is [[http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o532/BronzedMe/GIFs/Rage/tumblr_m8rzgaE9781r6lifw.gif not exactly calm about it]]. once.. Even in his very first appearance, Sanji was pulverizing a Marine asshole Fullbody, for wasting soup in front of him but he'd only be the first of many. Some Sanji most famous beatdowns are: Kuroobi the karate fishman who thought it be wise to insult Nami (Sanji's 1# girl) Nami in front of him and then gloat about how Sanji wasn't strong enough to save her or any of his friends, Sanji corrected him by smashing the fish man though Arlong Park and out the other side. Transsexual [[Humanshifting Bon Clay]] gets a brutal one, first he beats up [[FriendlySniper Usopp]] and then he tortures Sanji using Nami's form (knowing Sanji won't attack her) when Sanji gets his second win, kicks the crap out of the cross dresser, surprisingly Sanji leaves him on good terms saying it's a good fight but then decides to hit Bon Clay when's defenseless on ground anyway.side. In Enies Lobby Sanji anger manifests into his new attack "Diable Jamble" where his legs catch fire, Jabra the WolfMan soon understood why it's suicide to piss off Sanji. Sanji's biggest revenge beatdown is for the villain who pissed him off the most: [[InvisibleJerkass Absalom]] not only did Absalom molest Nami while she was bathing but kidnapped her and [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe tried to marry her against her will]]. And to add the cherry on the top Absalom had also stolen [[ChivalrousPervert stolen Sanji's dream of becoming invisible]], {{Invisibility}}, Sanji brutally beat Absalom into a pulp and didn't stop until the invisible man was imprinted on a wall.
6th Apr '17 10:23:18 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In the episode 10 of season 5 "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS5E10MothersMercy Mother's Mercy]]", [[SociopathicHero Arya]] stabs the crap out of Meryn Trant, thus exacting revenge for his [[NeverFoundTheBody apparent murder]] of her former sword fighting instructor, Syrio Forel.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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In the episode 10 of season 5 "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS5E10MothersMercy Mother's Mercy]]", [[SociopathicHero Arya]] stabs the crap out of Meryn Trant, thus exacting revenge for his [[NeverFoundTheBody apparent murder]] of her former sword fighting instructor, Syrio Forel.Forel.
** When Jon finally tracks Ramsay Bolton into Winterfell, what follows is not Ramsay and Jon fighting with swords, but rather Ramsay trying to shoot Jon several times, failing, and Jon bashing Ramsay's head with the shield, and then proceeding to beat all seven hells out of Ramsay's face with his bare fists for all the hell Ramsay put his family through. This leaves just enough of Ramsay to turn over to Jon's sister, Sansa, who has Ramsay fed to his own starving dogs later.
30th Mar '17 6:10:55 PM eroock
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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** Batman beating up SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker whenever he gets his hands on him.
** Poison Ivy brutally killing a Russian gangster who tested his new megaweapon on her island paradise.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** Batman beating up SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker whenever he gets his hands on him.
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''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': Poison Ivy brutally killing a Russian gangster who tested his new megaweapon on her island paradise.



* Parodied a couple times in ''ComicBook/RatMan''. A [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] {{expy}} punched Rat-Man so hard and for so long that the fight's audience went from cheering to perplexed to worried, and one man had to go down and tell "Ken" to stop. Another time a [[Manga/DragonBall Son Goku]] expy hit Rat-Man with a stone for so long that... the stone begged for mercy! There was also that parody of Series/Space1999 where [[IronButtMonkey Rat-Man]] was hit with a truncheon until it was destroyed, just because he irritated one of the characters with [[BerserkButton the wrong question]]...



* In later movies, this is basically [[Film/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime's]] MO.



* ''Film/TheButterflyEffect'': It occurs. And RealityEnsues.
** There's also the time prior to that where Tommy catches Evan kissing his sister in the movie theater lobby. When Tommy stalks angrily towards them, a douchebag trips him for the hell of it. Tommy gets up, gives Evan a disturbingly sadistic look, and then proceeds to smash the jerk's face with a pole barrier and then pummel him mercilessly with his fists.



* ''Film/OfficeSpace'': Trope inspiration. Michael beats the faulty fax machine to a pulp with his bare hands. The whole sequence is set to [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic entirely appropriate music]].



* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'': Pretty much anything Rorschach does.
** Nite Owl ([[Film/{{Watchmen}} film only]]) delivers one to [[spoiler:Ozymandias]]. [[spoiler:Ozymandias]] kinda lets him do it and takes it gracefully, though.
** Nite Owl also gives a severe beating to a Knottop gang member after finding out that [[spoiler:Hollis Mason was killed]]. Remarkably, it's ''[[SociopathicHero Rorschach]]'' who calms him down.
* Many Creator/StevenSeagal films have him do this to the BigBad. However, Seagal, being an Aikido master, often throws in a few limb-snapping grapples.



* In the end of ''Film/CannibalHolocaust''.

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* In the end of ''Film/CannibalHolocaust''.



* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Arya Stark stabbing [[TortureTechnician The Tickler]] to death, one of several {{Troubling Unchildlike Behavior}}s showing the supposed PluckyGirl PrincessInRags is actually a deeply traumatised {{Child Soldier|s}}. Eventually, she has to be hauled off by none other than the Hound, himself a brutal killer.



* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] tends to take out whatever anger issues she has at the moment on the vampires she hunts. She's occasionally called out for pummeling on them for much longer than necessary rather than simply staking them.



* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** In the episode 10 of season 5 "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS5E10MothersMercy Mother's Mercy]]", [[SociopathicHero Arya]] stabs the crap out of Meryn Trant, thus exacting revenge for his [[NeverFoundTheBody apparent murder]] of her former sword fighting instructor, Syrio Forel.
** Arya stabs an Frey soldier many more times than is necessary in "Mhysa" [[spoiler:after she overheard him mocking her mother and brother's deaths at the Red Wedding]].
** In the season 6 episode "Battle of the Bastards": [[spoiler:Jon Snow pummeling Ramsay Bolton within an inch of his life in response for killing Rickon.]]
* In ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'', the titular hero pulls this off on Go-Jaraji-Da, a rather brutal [[MonsterOfTheWeek Grongi]]. How extreme was the melee? It starts with him throwing Jaraji out the window and ends with him running the Grongi through with a sword. For added context, Yusuke Godai (aka Kuuga) is one of the straight-up nicest protagonists in the franchise, a friendly goofball whose introductory moment is him helping a lost child find their parents. When ''this'' guy tries to beat a monster's head to a pulp against the pavement with his fists alone, you've got a prime -- and jarring -- example of this trope.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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''Series/GameOfThrones'': In the episode 10 of season 5 "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS5E10MothersMercy Mother's Mercy]]", [[SociopathicHero Arya]] stabs the crap out of Meryn Trant, thus exacting revenge for his [[NeverFoundTheBody apparent murder]] of her former sword fighting instructor, Syrio Forel.
** Arya stabs an Frey soldier many more times than is necessary in "Mhysa" [[spoiler:after she overheard him mocking her mother and brother's deaths at the Red Wedding]].
** In the season 6 episode "Battle of the Bastards": [[spoiler:Jon Snow pummeling Ramsay Bolton within an inch of his life in response for killing Rickon.]]
* In ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'', the titular hero pulls this off on Go-Jaraji-Da, a rather brutal [[MonsterOfTheWeek Grongi]]. How extreme was the melee? It starts with him throwing Jaraji out the window and ends with him running the Grongi through with a sword. For added context, Yusuke Godai (aka Kuuga) is one of the straight-up nicest protagonists in the franchise, a friendly goofball whose introductory moment is him helping a lost child find their parents. When ''this'' guy tries to beat a monster's head to a pulp against the pavement with his fists alone, you've got a prime -- and jarring -- example of this trope.
Forel.



* You can do this yourself in the adventurer mode in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. A list of examples: Zamochit (Breaking every bone in the body, one by one), gouging your opponent's eyes out, biting, repeatedly pinching the face, ripping out teeth, or ripping of fingers. The point is, the combat system is extremely detailed and loaded with opportunities to do bad things.
* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', this is what you get to do to many Boss Fights, up and including [[spoiler:Zeus himself at the end of the third and last game, where you can carry this out ''for as long as you want'' to your heart's content.]]



* In ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Super Street Fighter IV]]'', each character has access to Ultra Combos, which are performed using energy from the Revenge Gauge and can do massive damage with a full RG, rather than a half-filled one. The Revenge Gauge fills as your character gets beaten up. Some of the Ultra Combos are pretty brutal.
* Deconstructed midway through ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'', when Yggdra finds and chases after Gulcasa while he and the Imperial Army are trying to retreat. Every time she catches up to him, she beats him viciously in battles where she is [[UnstoppableRage literally invincible]] until he manages to escape and run just a bit further away -- and it turns out that having figured she would react thus upon seeing him, he'd decided to be living bait to draw her into an ambush. Yggdra falls into the trap face-first, and despite being in poor shape, Gulcasa leads the counterattack and mobs her into submission. The moral of the story is that letting your rage control you to tap into a few moments of brute strength is [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures stupid stupid dumb]] when you're the hero of a ''[[GenreBlindness strategy game]].''



* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'' introduced Brutalities, where instead of killing your now-helpless enemy with a quick (if seldom clean) fatality, you deliver a beating until you [[LudicrousGibs shred their bodies into flying bone shards.]]



* ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'': After a rough BossFight, [[spoiler:Ellie]] makes damn sure [[spoiler:David]] won't be getting up again via machete; the impression is that the hacking would have continued until complete exhaustion if not for [[spoiler:Joel's]] interruption.
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', don't stand behind the Executioner when he's recovering from a stagger, or he'll cut you down with his SpinAttack.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'':
** When [[spoiler:[[FinalBoss Simmons]]]] downshifts back into human(ish) form and is vulnerable to melee attacks, Leon, Ada, and Helena will all drop the flashy choreography and just run up, knock him down, and beat the living shit out of his face with their bare hands, each of which ends with a windup punch that knocks him flat. You can practically ''taste'' the rage they put into each blow.
** During the [[FisticuffsBoss final portion]] of his own final boss, Jake jumps at the Ustanak and just starts beating the tar out of him in much the same way while [[PrecisionFStrike screaming profanities]] at him, ending it with a MegatonPunch that knocks him flying and into the LavaPit below them.



* [[TheStoic Lyude]] in ''VideoGame/BatenKaitosEternalWingsAndTheLostOcean'' has an attack called Sfrozando which is this. He runs in and savagely beats the opponent down with the butt of his gun.
* ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'' allows the player, as [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Grimlock]], to engage in this against the [[BigCreepyCrawlies Insecticon]] who's just spent the boss fight [[PsychoElectro electrically torturing]] one of his teammates.
30th Mar '17 4:37:07 PM Willbyr
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30th Mar '17 1:20:34 AM sayaleviathan
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** Arya stabs an enemy many more times than is necessary in "Mhysa."
** In the season 6 episode "Battle of the Bastards": [[spoiler:Jon Snow pummeling Ramsay Bolton within an inch of his life.]]

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** Arya stabs an enemy Frey soldier many more times than is necessary in "Mhysa."
"Mhysa" [[spoiler:after she overheard him mocking her mother and brother's deaths at the Red Wedding]].
** In the season 6 episode "Battle of the Bastards": [[spoiler:Jon Snow pummeling Ramsay Bolton within an inch of his life.life in response for killing Rickon.]]
29th Mar '17 6:42:54 PM eroock
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* In Episode 1 of ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'', [[NiceGuy Warren]] intervenes when [[JerkJock Nathan]] tries to attack Max, and gets a black eye for his trouble. In Episode 4, [[spoiler:Warren intervenes again... and if the player doesn't stop him, beats Nathan into a broken, sobbing mess.]]

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* In Episode 1 of ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'', [[NiceGuy Warren]] intervenes when [[JerkJock Nathan]] tries to attack Max, and gets a black eye for his trouble. In Episode 4, [[spoiler:Warren intervenes again... and this time, if the player doesn't stop him, beats Nathan into a broken, sobbing mess.]]mess]] along with [[AndThisIsFor a list of reasons for doing so]].
-->'''Warren''': You like to hurt people, huh? <kicks Nathan in the guts> Like Max? <kick> Like Kate? <kick> Like me? <kick> Feel this motherfucker!
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