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8th Jan '16 6:06:29 AM dragondraems
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* ''WebComic/ParanormalMysterySquad'': Stephanie is introduced as having a staunch [[VanHelsingHateCrimes zero-toloerance policy]] against cryptids, because of what happened to her parents. But by the time of the ''[[WebComic/VampireCheerleaders "Vampire Cheerleaders Must Die!"]]'' arc, she's [[CharacterDevelopment come to accept that]] [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/my_dark_passenger not all cryptids are evil as she first thought]], as a result of her sister becoming a werewolf and after spending time with their friends, who're also cryptids. [[spoiler: Stephanie later becomes a rare literal example and figurative subversion when she becomes a cryptid herself.]]
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* ''WebComic/ParanormalMysterySquad'': Stephanie is introduced as having a staunch [[VanHelsingHateCrimes zero-toloerance zero-tolerance policy]] against cryptids, because of what happened to her parents. But by the time of the ''[[WebComic/VampireCheerleaders "Vampire Cheerleaders Must Die!"]]'' arc, she's [[CharacterDevelopment come to accept that]] [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/my_dark_passenger not all cryptids are evil as she first thought]], as a result of her sister becoming a werewolf and after spending time with their friends, who're also cryptids. [[spoiler: Stephanie later becomes a rare literal example and figurative subversion when she becomes a cryptid herself.]]
7th Jan '16 12:13:59 PM KnownUnknown
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'': Alfred also refers to the Nietzschian quote.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'': Alfred also refers to the Nietzschian quote.quote, in regards to [[spoiler: Andrea]].

** And this is what happened to [[spoiler:Andrea.]]
1st Jan '16 9:28:11 AM KilgoreTrout
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** Austin was on the other side of it a few years earlier during his feud with Wrestling/BretHart. Austin kept going after Bret, calling him out, and attacking him at every opportunity. Getting beaten by Bret in matches didn't discourage Austin, who kept hounding him. So it really shouldn't have been a surprise that Bret finally got angry enough to absolutely brutalize Austin in their famous submission match at WrestleMania, which was the beginning of his FaceHeelTurn.
6th Dec '15 6:21:19 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted by SFDebris, regarding [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Captain Janeway]]:
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* Subverted by SFDebris, WebSite/SFDebris, regarding [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Captain Janeway]]:
12th Nov '15 5:54:14 AM hexwing
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He may have [[WellIntentionedExtremist good intentions]] -- the fiend may well be too dangerous to be kept alive -- but ultimately, his [[AmbitionIsEvil obsession]] with meting out [[PayEvilUntoEvil due punishment]] ([[DisproportionateRetribution or worse]]) and his refusal to think about what he's doing twists him into a monster [[NotSoDifferent just as bad as]], or even worse than, the one he's hunting. And [[MoralEventHorizon even before he gets to that point]], it's nigh-impossible to turn him away; [[WhatTheHellHero calling him out on it]] will be ignored or [[ShutUpKirk retaliated against]]. ThePowerOfFriendship and ThePowerOfLove were lost to him the moment [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the atrocity that sent him on his wild goose chase]] happened, and he feels that TeamSpirit is just a hindrance; [[HeelRealization Heel realizations]] will be [[IgnoredEpiphany ignored]]. Don't expect him to make a HeroicSacrifice or HeelFaceTurn anytime soon; if he dies in the process of bringing his nemesis down, it's usually with him crossing into Villainstown in his moment of glory. If he [[StartOfDarkness doesn't die...]]
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He may have [[WellIntentionedExtremist good intentions]] -- the fiend may well be too dangerous to be kept alive -- but ultimately, his [[AmbitionIsEvil obsession]] with meting dealing out [[PayEvilUntoEvil due punishment]] ([[DisproportionateRetribution or worse]]) and his refusal to think about what he's doing twists him into a monster [[NotSoDifferent just as bad as]], or even worse than, the one he's hunting. And [[MoralEventHorizon even before he gets to that point]], it's nigh-impossible to turn him away; [[WhatTheHellHero calling him out on it]] will be ignored or [[ShutUpKirk retaliated against]]. ThePowerOfFriendship and ThePowerOfLove were lost to him the moment [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the atrocity that sent him on his wild goose chase]] happened, and he feels that TeamSpirit is just a hindrance; [[HeelRealization Heel realizations]] will be [[IgnoredEpiphany ignored]]. Don't expect him to make a HeroicSacrifice or HeelFaceTurn anytime soon; if he dies in the process of bringing his nemesis down, it's usually with him crossing into Villainstown in his moment of glory. If he [[StartOfDarkness doesn't die...]]
7th Nov '15 11:39:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* OlderThanSteam: ''TheRevengersTragedy'' starts when the Duke propositions Vindice's wife, and when she refuses, he kills her. And [[CrossesTheLineTwice rapes her corpse]]. And what Vindice does, in the course of getting his revenge...is actually a hundred times worse.
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* OlderThanSteam: ''TheRevengersTragedy'' ''Theatre/TheRevengersTragedy'' starts when the Duke propositions Vindice's wife, and when she refuses, he kills her. And [[CrossesTheLineTwice rapes her corpse]]. And what Vindice does, in the course of getting his revenge...is actually a hundred times worse.

* CyranoDeBergerac: when Cyrano gives us his BullyHunter speech in Act I Scene IV, he has just bullied a poor Bore who only slightly bothered Cyrano...So Cyrano, according to the LawOfDisproportionateResponse, invokes the BerserkButton of his nose so he can dispense DisproportionateRetribution, kicking the Boreís ass. Itís obvious that Cyrano has been bullied before [[TheGrotesque because of his enormous nose]], but he is so BadAss compared to anyone else in the play that now ''he is the bully.''
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* CyranoDeBergerac: Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac: when Cyrano gives us his BullyHunter speech in Act I Scene IV, he has just bullied a poor Bore who only slightly bothered Cyrano...So Cyrano, according to the LawOfDisproportionateResponse, invokes the BerserkButton of his nose so he can dispense DisproportionateRetribution, kicking the Boreís ass. Itís obvious that Cyrano has been bullied before [[TheGrotesque because of his enormous nose]], but he is so BadAss compared to anyone else in the play that now ''he is the bully.''
25th Oct '15 6:02:04 PM nombretomado
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* ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum Agents can become rather Sue-ish in their efforts to rid the Multiverse of sues. Of course, they never become anywhere near as bad as those that they are tasked with killing.
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* ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum Agents can become rather Sue-ish in their efforts to rid the Multiverse of sues. Of course, they never become anywhere near as bad as those that they are tasked with killing.
19th Oct '15 4:57:24 AM Folamh3
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Not to be confused with CompleteMonster, although somebody can well become one by fighting such monsters. They can range from {{AntiHero}} to anywhere above. See also CycleOfRevenge, TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget, ProtagonistJourneyToVillain, YouAreWhatYouHate, ThenLetMeBeEvil, and BecameTheirOwnAntithesis. If this trope happens to a child, it can be used as a FreudianExcuse. Compare AndThenJohnWasAZombie, where the character becomes a literal monster. IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim is pretty much a sped-up version of this. Political equivalents are ReignOfTerror, FullCircleRevolution, and MeetTheNewBoss. If the monster in question is an animal, that's AnimalNemesis. If the monster is supernatural, it's a decidedly ''un''heroic instance of TheHunter. Subtrope of SlowlySlippingIntoEvil.
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Not to be confused with CompleteMonster, although somebody can well become one by fighting such monsters. They can range from {{AntiHero}} to anywhere above. See also CycleOfRevenge, TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget, ProtagonistJourneyToVillain, YouAreWhatYouHate, ThenLetMeBeEvil, and BecameTheirOwnAntithesis. If this trope happens to a child, it can be used as a FreudianExcuse. Compare AndThenJohnWasAZombie, where the character becomes a literal monster. IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim is pretty much a sped-up version of this. Political equivalents are TheHorseshoeEffect, ReignOfTerror, FullCircleRevolution, and MeetTheNewBoss. If the monster in question is an animal, that's AnimalNemesis. If the monster is supernatural, it's a decidedly ''un''heroic instance of TheHunter. Subtrope of SlowlySlippingIntoEvil.
5th Oct '15 2:55:57 PM MechWarrior
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* Depth Charge in ''{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' snubbed most of the Maximal cast to continue his hunt for Rampage, who had murdered the colony he was supposed to protect beforehand. The one time he decided ''not'' to put his vendetta before an important mission, he was ambushed by his prey, and chose to finish him off in a suicide attack rather than return to his duty. Being frequently AWOL allowed him to pull off several BigDamnHeroes moments, but that doesn't excuse his not being there fighting in the first place. He also utters this trope's StockPhrase word-for-word: "It's not revenge I'm looking for, it's justice." Depth Charge even went head-to-head with Optimus over it, when he showed no remorse at Cheetor's death and didn't care about what really happened to him. Optimus-fucking-Primal had to threaten him with a lobotomy to get an answer and some respect. Once Depth Charge opened up a bit, he revealed a fondness for Cheetor.
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* Depth Charge in ''{{Transformers}}: ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' snubbed most of the Maximal cast to continue his hunt for Rampage, who had murdered the colony he was supposed to protect beforehand. The one time he decided ''not'' to put his vendetta before an important mission, he was ambushed by his prey, and chose to finish him off in a suicide attack rather than return to his duty. Being frequently AWOL allowed him to pull off several BigDamnHeroes moments, but that doesn't excuse his not being there fighting in the first place. He also utters this trope's StockPhrase word-for-word: "It's not revenge I'm looking for, it's justice." Depth Charge even went head-to-head with Optimus over it, when he showed no remorse at Cheetor's death and didn't care about what really happened to him. Optimus-fucking-Primal had to threaten him with a lobotomy to get an answer and some respect. Once Depth Charge opened up a bit, he revealed a fondness for Cheetor.

** [[BigBad Megatron]] himself is this in several continuities, such as most of the comics series, Beast Wars, TransformersAnimated and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Prime]], usually getting his start fighting against an oppressive and unjust Autobot/Maximal regime, and then going more mad and power-hungry than the guys he rebelled against. In Animated, he's fallen less far than usual, to the point where he would be downright antiheroic if not for his rampaging [[FantasticRacism anti-organic bias]] and somewhat psychopathic minions. * General Wade Eiling in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' became so obsessed with taking down the show's titular League (and metahumans in general), that he injected himself with a Nazi-created SuperSoldier serum so he could more readily combat them. His only claim to fame after this? Beating up seven non-powered second-stringers and causing the same superhuman fear-mongering from the citizens that he swore to protect from the League. He did put a LampshadeHanging on this trope at the end.
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** [[BigBad Megatron]] himself is this in several continuities, such as most of the comics series, Beast Wars, TransformersAnimated WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Prime]], usually getting his start fighting against an oppressive and unjust Autobot/Maximal regime, and then going more mad and power-hungry than the guys he rebelled against. In Animated, he's fallen less far than usual, to the point where he would be downright antiheroic if not for his rampaging [[FantasticRacism anti-organic bias]] and somewhat psychopathic minions. * General Wade Eiling in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' became so obsessed with taking down the show's titular League (and metahumans in general), that he injected himself with a Nazi-created SuperSoldier serum so he could more readily combat them. His only claim to fame after this? Beating up seven non-powered second-stringers and causing the same superhuman fear-mongering from the citizens that he swore to protect from the League. He did put a LampshadeHanging on this trope at the end.

* On ''ReBoot'', little Enzo Matrix never took the presence of LawfulEvil Megabyte ''too'' seriously, until Megabyte finally took over Mainframe, exiled TheHero, Bob, into the WWW and pushed Enzo into despair until he was trapped in games. When Enzo came back ''much'' older and ''much'' more serious, killing Megabyte was all he could think of. There was even an episode where, in a simulation of Mainframe, he was in Megabyte's body and easily acted the part unconsciously. All this anger towards a virus that once [[spoiler: [[AffablyEvil gave Enzo a guitar for his birthday]].]]
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* On ''ReBoot'', ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', little Enzo Matrix never took the presence of LawfulEvil Megabyte ''too'' seriously, until Megabyte finally took over Mainframe, exiled TheHero, Bob, into the WWW and pushed Enzo into despair until he was trapped in games. When Enzo came back ''much'' older and ''much'' more serious, killing Megabyte was all he could think of. There was even an episode where, in a simulation of Mainframe, he was in Megabyte's body and easily acted the part unconsciously. All this anger towards a virus that once [[spoiler: [[AffablyEvil gave Enzo a guitar for his birthday]].]]

* ''AaahhRealMonsters'': Simon the Monster Hunter wanted to prove that monsters were real, and fancied himself the OnlySaneMan, despite how the world at large viewed him as a lunatic. As the series progressed, he developed a personal vendetta against Ickis that drove him to increasingly nastier and ever-more-insane plans, eventually becoming dead-set on getting his revenge on monsters in general and the Trio in particular.
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* ''AaahhRealMonsters'': ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'': Simon the Monster Hunter wanted to prove that monsters were real, and fancied himself the OnlySaneMan, despite how the world at large viewed him as a lunatic. As the series progressed, he developed a personal vendetta against Ickis that drove him to increasingly nastier and ever-more-insane plans, eventually becoming dead-set on getting his revenge on monsters in general and the Trio in particular.

*** In earlier season it was implied that [[SpoiledBrat Cartman]] became such a JerkAss because he was constantly bullied for his weight. "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000" goes so far to imply that Clyde almost underwent the same evolution after the boys turned their attention onto him instead, even taking on some of Cartman's obnoxious attributes.
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*** In earlier season it was implied that [[SpoiledBrat Cartman]] became such a JerkAss {{Jerkass}} because he was constantly bullied for his weight. "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000" goes so far to imply that Clyde almost underwent the same evolution after the boys turned their attention onto him instead, even taking on some of Cartman's obnoxious attributes.

* ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' become this in "Candy Is Dandy." They strike a deal with Mojo Jojo to get an endless supply of candy, but when the candy gives out, they beat Mojo to a pulp like they never had before. It's Blossom [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone who finally realizes this]], the girls becoming as bad as the villains they fight over a candy addiction. * Any rare ''TomAndJerry'' short that Jerry lost to Tom, this trope was often his undoing, being so set in his vendetta against Tom he'd attack him beyond provocation or even draw the first blow.
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* ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' become this in "Candy Is Dandy." They strike a deal with Mojo Jojo to get an endless supply of candy, but when the candy gives out, they beat Mojo to a pulp like they never had before. It's Blossom [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone who finally realizes this]], the girls becoming as bad as the villains they fight over a candy addiction. * Any rare ''TomAndJerry'' ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short that Jerry lost to Tom, this trope was often his undoing, being so set in his vendetta against Tom he'd attack him beyond provocation or even draw the first blow.
2nd Oct '15 12:20:57 PM sparrowspera2
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* Starting to happen to Percy in ''WebVideo/CriticalRole''. He starts as the OnlySaneMan in the party, but when he finally encounters the people who slaughtered his family, he snaps, and starts to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture prisoners]] amongst other things.
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