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18th Mar '17 5:26:22 PM Scrounge
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* In the third season of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', the Decepticons begin cloning an army of Predacons. But when the prototype reveals [[ItCanThink intelligence]] and abilities [[GoneHorriblyRight beyond what was planned]], Megatron quickly decides that allowing that Predacon (who now goes by the name Predaking) to have his army would be as much a danger to the Decepticons as to their enemies. He knew, however, that this was a risk, and manipulated his foes into doing his dirty work for him. This kept Predaking's attention where Megatron wanted... Until the truth got out. While Megatron himself survived [[RoaringRampageOfRevene the resulting violence]], many who served him were not so fortunate.

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* In the third season of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', the Decepticons begin cloning an army of Predacons. But when the prototype reveals [[ItCanThink intelligence]] and abilities [[GoneHorriblyRight beyond what was planned]], Megatron quickly decides that allowing that Predacon (who now goes by the name Predaking) to have his army would be as much a danger to the Decepticons as to their enemies. He knew, however, that this was a risk, and manipulated his foes into doing his dirty work for him. him. This kept Predaking's attention where Megatron wanted... Until the truth got out. While Megatron himself survived [[RoaringRampageOfRevene [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the resulting violence]], many who served him were not so fortunate.
18th Mar '17 5:25:43 PM Scrounge
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* In the third season of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', the Decepticons begin cloning an army of Predacons. But when the prototype reveals [[ItCanThink intelligence]] and abilities [[GoneHorriblyRight beyond what was planned]], Megatron quickly decides that allowing that Predacon (who now goes by the name Predaking) to have his army would be as much a danger to the Decepticons and to their enemies.

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* In the third season of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', the Decepticons begin cloning an army of Predacons. But when the prototype reveals [[ItCanThink intelligence]] and abilities [[GoneHorriblyRight beyond what was planned]], Megatron quickly decides that allowing that Predacon (who now goes by the name Predaking) to have his army would be as much a danger to the Decepticons and as to their enemies.enemies. He knew, however, that this was a risk, and manipulated his foes into doing his dirty work for him. This kept Predaking's attention where Megatron wanted... Until the truth got out. While Megatron himself survived [[RoaringRampageOfRevene the resulting violence]], many who served him were not so fortunate.
7th Mar '17 9:17:52 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' purging will give an empire a permanent penalty to diplomacy as everyone else suspects they might be next. And if you only conquer part of an empire and purge the planets you seized the rest will dedicate their existence to revenge.
18th Feb '17 10:42:09 AM Omeganian
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* In Creator/RandallGarrett's story "The Highest Treason", a PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad society is about to lose a war against aliens, since they cannot promote people according to ability or even conceive the notion. One person, in desperation, pulls off a ZeroApprovalGambit by defecting to the aliens, helping them win some major battles... and then ordering to massacre the population of an entire planet. His logic is that humanity won't be able to insist everyone is equal when there is a person so obviously much worse than others. It works; within a year, the aliens are on the run.
22nd Jan '17 6:25:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:[[GambitPileup Linda, brainwashed by the government, actually the Britjas under a false flag]]]], all from ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'', killed all the so-called "Martians" in TheSeventies. "So-called" because [[spoiler:Mars was just an outpost of an intergalactic empire]]. Of {{Cthulhu|Mythos}}-like creatures who'd been leaving around all that [[MagicFromTechnology sufficiently advanced]] ImportedAlienPhlebotinum that drove half the comic's plots. This goes about as well as you'd expect.

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* [[spoiler:[[GambitPileup Linda, brainwashed by the government, actually the Britjas under a false flag]]]], all from ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'', killed all the so-called "Martians" in TheSeventies. "So-called" because [[spoiler:Mars was just an outpost of an intergalactic empire]]. Of {{Cthulhu|Mythos}}-like Franchise/{{Cthulhu|Mythos}}-like creatures who'd been leaving around all that [[MagicFromTechnology sufficiently advanced]] ImportedAlienPhlebotinum that drove half the comic's plots. This goes about as well as you'd expect.
13th Jan '17 7:36:25 AM JJHIL325
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* Occurs in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', overlapping with NiceJobBreakingItHerod; [[BigBad Lord Shen]] is told a prophecy that he will be defeated by a "warrior of black and white", and decides that the correct way to respond to this is to commit panda genocide. Of course, Shen is later defeated by [[TheHero Po]] and his village is avenged. It's played with in a later act when Shen first meets Po, and is a little surprised to find that said panda has no idea what he'd done. Further played with at the very end where [[spoiler:the audience learns that the village re-settled elsewhere, so it didn't just backfire -- it straight-up ''failed''. Nonetheless, Shen's actions were what facilitated his defeat, as it would eventually cause the baby Po to end up in the Valley of Peace, which would allow him to get the training he would need to defeat Shen.]]

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* Occurs in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', overlapping with NiceJobBreakingItHerod; [[BigBad Lord Shen]] is told a prophecy that he will be defeated by a "warrior of black and white", and decides that the correct way to respond to this is to commit panda genocide. Of course, Shen is later defeated by [[TheHero Po]] and his village is avenged. It's played with in a later act when Shen first meets Po, and is a little surprised to find that said panda has no idea what he'd done.done due to him being a baby when it happened. Further played with at the very end where [[spoiler:the audience learns that the village re-settled elsewhere, so it didn't just backfire -- it straight-up ''failed''. Nonetheless, Shen's actions were what facilitated his defeat, as it would eventually cause the baby Po to end up in the Valley of Peace, which would allow him to get the training he would need to defeat Shen.]]
11th Jan '17 7:55:02 AM hszmv1
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** The ExpandedUniverse shows that the Alderaan Surviviors (those off world when the Death Star came by) almost universally enlisted in the Rebellion after that point. Many other systems began to more openly rebel after the fate of Alderaan came to light. Considering the Emperor wanted to use it to enforce policy on rebellious worlds, the ship was an abysmal failure.
8th Jan '17 9:15:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the comic version of ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'', the BigBad Mister Rictus ''deliberately'' invokes this trope, though on a much smaller scale. After murdering an entire family, he leaves a single child alive, banking on the chance that he will grow up to try and take revenge on him. Yes, Mister Rictus really is ''that'' bored and crazy.

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* In the comic version of ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'', the BigBad Mister Rictus ''deliberately'' invokes this trope, though on a much smaller scale. After murdering an entire family, he leaves a single child alive, banking on the chance that [[CreateYourOwnHero he will grow up to try and take revenge on him.him]]. Yes, Mister Rictus really is ''that'' bored and crazy.
8th Jan '17 8:51:11 AM Morgenthaler
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SisterTrope to NiceJobBreakingItHerod. A type of VillainBall, and subtrope of LaserGuidedKarma.

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SisterTrope to NiceJobBreakingItHerod. NiceJobBreakingItHerod, with which it can overlap. The primary difference is that this trope only requires the villain to wipe out a group of people to achieve some goal, with the survivors subsequently trying to get revenge on him. The Herod approach requires foreknowledge on the villain's part (whether through prophecy or time travel) that someone will one day oppose them and they try to circumvent it by killing the hero before he can grow up.

A type of VillainBall, and subtrope of LaserGuidedKarma.
31st Dec '16 1:04:03 PM StarSword
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->'''Son Goku:''' You're a heartless monster who slaughters everyone in his way - even children!
->'''Freeza:''' Oh, please. Everyone's always on about the children. I already ''tried'' leaving them alive, but all they do is grow up under my rule or dedicate their pathetic lives to revenge. Usually both.

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->'''Son Goku:''' You're a heartless monster who slaughters everyone in his way - even children!
->'''Freeza:'''
children!\\
'''Freeza:'''
Oh, please. Everyone's always on about the children. I already ''tried'' leaving them alive, but all they do is grow up under my rule or dedicate their pathetic lives to revenge. Usually both.



-->'''Leia:''' The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.



* In ''Film/StargateContinuum'', Baal is smart enough to know that trying to exterminate the Tau'ri will only cause eternal resentment among the survivors who will try and take revenge. Instead, he tries to woo humanity to his side peacefully with the intention of turning them into the next generation of Jaffa. Unfortunately for him, his wife didn't quite see it that way, and decided to do a bombardment of the planet after murdering him.
** In a [[Series/StargateSG1 first season episode]] where Daniel lands in an alternate grimmer dimension where the Goa'uld have invaded Earth, an cold-hearted O'Neill sends a nuke to the Jaffa homeworld upon learning the location from Daniel who wanted. This bites him in the ass when he pleas Teal'c to think of his son, who has been killed by the attack.

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* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'':
** In ''Series/StargateSG1'' where Daniel lands in an alternate grimmer dimension where the Goa'uld have invaded Earth, an cold-hearted O'Neill sends a nuke to the Jaffa homeworld upon learning the location from Daniel who wanted. This bites him in the ass when he pleas Teal'c to think of his son, who had been killed by the nuclear strike.
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In ''Film/StargateContinuum'', Baal is smart enough to know that trying to exterminate the Tau'ri will only cause eternal resentment among the survivors who will try and take revenge. Instead, he tries to woo humanity to his side peacefully with the intention of turning them into the next generation of Jaffa. Unfortunately for him, his wife didn't quite see it that way, and decided to do a bombardment of the planet after murdering him.
** In a [[Series/StargateSG1 first season episode]] where Daniel lands in an alternate grimmer dimension where the Goa'uld have invaded Earth, an cold-hearted O'Neill sends a nuke to the Jaffa homeworld upon learning the location from Daniel who wanted. This bites him in the ass when he pleas Teal'c to think of his son, who has been killed by the attack.
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* In ''Series/BarbariansRising'', [[FromNobodyToNightmare Viriathus is a mere shepherd]] who escapes a Roman punitive slaughter of Lusitanian tribesmen and morphs into a reluctant RebelLeader.
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