History Main / GenocideBackfire

28th May '17 7:42:00 AM MAI742
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->''"It is right and honorable to use any means under God's heaven to kill [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans Indians]]. ... Kill and scalp all, [[AvertedTrope big and little;]] [[GenocideBackfirenits make lice.]]"''
-->-- '''Col. John Milton Chivington''', 1864

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->''"It is right and honorable to use any means under God's heaven to kill [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans Indians]]. ... Kill and scalp all, [[AvertedTrope big and little;]] [[GenocideBackfirenits [[GenocideBackfire nits make lice.]]"''
-->-- '''Col. '''[[YanksWithTanks Col. John Milton Chivington''', 1864
Chivington]]''', [[UsefulNotes/ManifestDestiny 'Sand Creek Massacre' of 29/11/1864]]
28th May '17 7:39:52 AM MAI742
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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.
-->-- ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''

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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
->''"It is grow up right and honorable to use any means under my rule or dedicate their pathetic lives God's heaven to revenge. Usually both.
kill [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans Indians]]. ... Kill and scalp all, [[AvertedTrope big and little;]] [[GenocideBackfirenits make lice.]]"''
-->-- ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''
'''Col. John Milton Chivington''', 1864
23rd May '17 2:34:45 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GamOfThrones'': House Bolton tried to wipe out the Stark bloodline. The Stark remnants fighting back and Ramsay's own StupidEvil tendencies led to the Bolton bloodline's extinction instead.

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* ''Series/GamOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'': House Bolton tried to wipe out the Stark bloodline. The Stark remnants fighting back and Ramsay's own StupidEvil tendencies led to the Bolton bloodline's extinction instead.
23rd May '17 2:34:21 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GamOfThrones'': House Bolton tried to wipe out the Stark bloodline. The Stark remnants fighting back and Ramsay's own StupidEvil tendencies led to the Bolton bloodline's extinction instead.
2nd May '17 6:46:27 PM PaulA
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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.
10th Apr '17 8:15:13 PM Crow7878
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* The Ishvalan Genocide from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is an interesting case. The purpose of the extermination was not to prevent a prophecy from being fulfilled or to dispose of a threatening ethnic group ''per se'', but to simply kill as many people as possible (Ishval was chosen simply for its location) - their aim was to kill every Ishvalan, but as you would expect, there were some survivors. Now, one of those survivors was Scar, whose brother was killed in the extermination and who was determined to revenge his death to the State Alchemists... that is, in the beginning. [[spoiler:Later, he does a HeelFaceTurn and starts helping the Elric brothers. In the end, he plays a crucial role in causing the BigBad's EvilPlan to fail and kills Bradley, the man who ordered the genocide - which he would not have done, if the genocide had not existed in the first place.]]

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* The Ishvalan Genocide from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is an interesting case. The purpose of the extermination was not to prevent a prophecy from being fulfilled or to dispose of a threatening ethnic group ''per se'', but to simply kill as many people as possible (Ishval was chosen simply for its location) - their aim was to kill every Ishvalan, but as you would expect, there were some survivors. Now, one of those survivors was Scar, whose brother was killed in the extermination and who was determined to revenge avenge his death to the State Alchemists... that is, in the beginning. [[spoiler:Later, he does a HeelFaceTurn and starts helping the Elric brothers. In the end, he plays a crucial role in causing the BigBad's EvilPlan to fail and kills Bradley, the man who ordered the genocide - which he would not have done, if the genocide had not existed in the first place.]]
2nd Apr '17 12:47:13 PM DustSnitch
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** [[{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]]. Herod could not kill all the Jewish boys who had been born under the star of Bethlehem because Jesus was in Egypt. And John the Baptist was in hiding in the wilderness with his mother. However, neither Jesus nor John ever actually did anything to Herod; he just died of old age a couple of years later, while they were still small children. (Specifically, he died of chronic kidney disease and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fournier_gangrene Fournier gangrene]], the latter of which is often interpreted as [[{{God}} Jesus' dad]] invoking this trope.) Though his grandson, [[DeadGuyJunior Herod]], got killed by an angel for persecuting the early church a couple of decades later.

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** [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]]. Herod could not kill all the Jewish boys who had been born under the star of Bethlehem because Jesus was in Egypt. And John the Baptist was in hiding in the wilderness with his mother. However, neither Jesus nor John ever actually did anything to Herod; he just died of old age a couple of years later, while they were still small children. (Specifically, he died of chronic kidney disease and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fournier_gangrene Fournier gangrene]], the latter of which is often interpreted as [[{{God}} Jesus' dad]] invoking this trope.) Though his grandson, [[DeadGuyJunior Herod]], got killed by an angel for persecuting the early church a couple of decades later.
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.
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