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27th Sep '16 7:37:01 AM sammuramat
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Family members (or even entire races, countries, and cultures) may have been decimated, either as part of a character's backstory or during the story itself. Homes may have been burned down, and lifelong dreams may have been crushed. However you put it, though, somebody's embarrassed, saddened, angry, or let down, and (s)he believes somebody ((s)he most often knows whom (s)he wants to exact retribution from, by the way) has to pay for what that person has done to him or her.

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Family members (or even entire races, countries, and cultures) may have been decimated, either as part of a character's backstory or during the story itself. Homes may have been burned down, and lifelong dreams may have been crushed. However you put it, though, somebody's embarrassed, saddened, angry, or let down, and (s)he believes they believe somebody ((s)he most often knows whom (s)he wants (most times they know who they want to exact retribution from, by the way) has to pay for what that person has done to him or her.
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Usually eventually leads to NotSoDifferent. For a more specific form of this, see YouKilledMyFather. Often enough, ThisMeansWar. If this is the impetus for the hero going on the journey to begin with, it's because TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive. When done to his or her home or base, the hero will usually take a moment to [[WatchingTroyBurn Watch Troy Burn]]. If the one for whom It's Personal finally gets to stare down the one who made it personal, expect an AndThisIsFor beatdown.

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Usually eventually leads to NotSoDifferent. For a more specific form of this, see YouKilledMyFather. Often enough, ThisMeansWar. If this is the impetus for the hero going on the journey to begin with, it's because TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive. When done to his or her their home or base, the hero will usually take a moment to [[WatchingTroyBurn Watch Troy Burn]]. If the one for whom It's Personal finally gets to stare down the one who made it personal, expect an AndThisIsFor beatdown.
13th Sep '16 5:24:20 AM Tron80
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* ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'': ** ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' wants to take ''Comicbook/LexLuthor'' down because [[spoiler:he murdered her parents]].

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* ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'': ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'':
** ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' wants to take ''Comicbook/LexLuthor'' down because [[spoiler:he murdered her parents]].
13th Sep '16 5:23:02 AM Tron80
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* ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'': ** ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' wants to take ''Comicbook/LexLuthor'' down because [[spoiler:he murdered her parents]].
** When ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' discovers that [[spoiler:Lex slaughtered her baby [[Franchise/{{Superman}} cousin]]]] she wants to kill him.
9th Sep '16 12:35:55 AM rjd1922
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* CJ's reasoning behind [[spoiler:taking on Big Smoke alone]] at the end of [[Videogame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]].

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* CJ's reasoning behind [[spoiler:taking on Big Smoke alone]] at the end of [[Videogame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]].''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''.



* This is what motivates Lu Bu's relentless pursuit of [[spoiler:Nezha]] in [[WarriorsOrochi Warriors Orochi 3]]. After soundly thrashing Lu Bu by himself, the Mystic turns and casually [[spoiler:kills Diao Chan right in front of him]].
* Mickey Mouse, of all people, has this briefly in Videogame/KingdomHearts2 when Goofy pushes him out of the way when a Heartless was about to attack him and gets hit instead. And was thought to be dead.
* This occurs in the Endgame to ''QuestForGloryIV'': When [[spoiler:[[FemmeFatale Katrina]] is killed through the machinations of [[TheStarscream Ad Avis]], the game makes it clear that the Hero is partly driven by the realization that Katrina truly ''did'' [[LoveRedeems love him]] when he finally puts his nemesis down for good. ''Shadows of Darkness'' allows the player to take dialog options earlier in the game that indicates the Hero was in love with her as well, and her death is stated to weigh heavily on him during the victory celebration. It's not that the Hero needed any more motivation than saving the world and stopping [[EldritchAbomination the Dark One]] from [[SealedEvilInACan escaping imprisonment]], but killing the woman he loved was ''probably'' [[IdiotBall not the best idea]].]]

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* This is what motivates Lu Bu's relentless pursuit of [[spoiler:Nezha]] in [[WarriorsOrochi ''[[VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi Warriors Orochi 3]].3]]''. After soundly thrashing Lu Bu by himself, the Mystic turns and casually [[spoiler:kills Diao Chan right in front of him]].
* Mickey Mouse, of all people, has this briefly in Videogame/KingdomHearts2 ''Videogame/KingdomHearts2'' when Goofy pushes him out of the way when a Heartless was about to attack him and gets hit instead. And was thought to be dead.
* This occurs in the Endgame to ''QuestForGloryIV'': ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'': When [[spoiler:[[FemmeFatale Katrina]] is killed through the machinations of [[TheStarscream Ad Avis]], the game makes it clear that the Hero is partly driven by the realization that Katrina truly ''did'' [[LoveRedeems love him]] when he finally puts his nemesis down for good. ''Shadows of Darkness'' allows the player to take dialog options earlier in the game that indicates the Hero was in love with her as well, and her death is stated to weigh heavily on him during the victory celebration. It's not that the Hero needed any more motivation than saving the world and stopping [[EldritchAbomination the Dark One]] from [[SealedEvilInACan escaping imprisonment]], but killing the woman he loved was ''probably'' [[IdiotBall not the best idea]].]]
7th Aug '16 3:00:03 PM LondonKdS
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* In the Eleventh Doctor ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan'' comics, Alice has this level of personal hatred of [[BigBad the Talent Scout]] after he impersonates her dead mother in an attempt to manipulate her.
1st Aug '16 7:40:16 AM NutellaBird
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** In ''Videogame/MassEffect2'', things get personal right from the get-go: the Collectors [[spoiler:attack and destroy the ''Normandy'', kill twenty-one crewmembers, including First Officer Pressley, and '''kill Shepard'''.]] Later on they [[spoiler:attack the ''Normandy'' [=SR-2=] and kidnap the entire crew, save for Joker and the squad members.]] And of course, it gets ''[[UpToEleven even more personel]]'' if Shepard loses squad members during the suicide mission.

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** In ''Videogame/MassEffect2'', things get personal right from the get-go: the Collectors [[spoiler:attack and destroy the ''Normandy'', kill twenty-one crewmembers, including First Officer Pressley, and '''kill Shepard'''.]] Later on they [[spoiler:attack the ''Normandy'' [=SR-2=] and kidnap the entire crew, save for Joker and the squad members.]] And of course, it gets ''[[UpToEleven even more personel]]'' personal]]'' if Shepard loses squad members during the suicide mission.
1st Aug '16 7:38:53 AM NutellaBird
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* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect|1}}'', Saren makes it personal for Shepard and the ''Normandy'' crew when [[spoiler:Shepard is forced to leave Ashley or Kaiden behind on Virmire.]]

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* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect|1}}'', Saren makes it personal for Shepard and the ''Normandy'' crew when [[spoiler:Shepard is forced to leave Ashley or Kaiden Kaidan behind on Virmire.]]
29th Jul '16 8:15:11 AM lolface123
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25th Jul '16 10:42:44 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Misato blamed the Angels for the Second Impact and her fatherís death. She joined NERV because destroying them made her feel better and took away some of the pain.
22nd Jul '16 9:22:56 AM Dravencour
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Usually eventually leads to NotSoDifferent. For a more specific form of this, see YouKilledMyFather. Often enough, ThisMeansWar. When done to his or her home or base, the hero will usually take a moment to [[WatchingTroyBurn Watch Troy Burn]]. If the one for whom It's Personal finally gets to stare down the one who made it personal, expect an AndThisIsFor beatdown.

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Usually eventually leads to NotSoDifferent. For a more specific form of this, see YouKilledMyFather. Often enough, ThisMeansWar. If this is the impetus for the hero going on the journey to begin with, it's because TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive. When done to his or her home or base, the hero will usually take a moment to [[WatchingTroyBurn Watch Troy Burn]]. If the one for whom It's Personal finally gets to stare down the one who made it personal, expect an AndThisIsFor beatdown.
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