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13th Jun '17 3:59:29 PM TheNerfGuy
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** When Sentinel was captured by Ramjet (Liar Starscream) the Autobots attempt to subdue him but they wind up hitting Sentinel in the process.
10th Jun '17 6:30:54 AM Shadowgazer
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* Film/TheCableGuy has a textbook and deliberately humorous example with Chip who intends to beat up Robbie's date for unknowingly hurting his friend's Steve feelings. Good thing that he in his previous scene [[KickTheDog insults and treats a waiter like garbage]] for no good reason because otherwise the beating that was inflicted to him would feel unwarranted.

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* Film/TheCableGuy ''Film/TheCableGuy'' has a textbook and deliberately humorous example with Chip who intends to beat up Robbie's date for unknowingly hurting his friend's Steve feelings. Good thing that he in his previous scene [[KickTheDog insults and treats a waiter like garbage]] for no good reason because otherwise the beating that was inflicted to on him would feel unwarranted.unwarranted.
* Thanks to deliberately making many of the human characters from ''Film/MarsAttacks'' repulsive and disgusting, the film is filled with palatable BlackHumor despite the aliens being monsters who kill indiscriminately anyone in their path. Mr. and Mrs. Norris who don't care for their son Richie and callously abandoned his grandmother Florence to the Martians are definite examples. Billy-Glen Norris who is a cruel bully to his brother who begs for mercy the moment things go south also qualifies. There's also the rude gambling lawyer whose first thought is to try to suck up to a Martian and join them in their violent take-over, though unfortunately for him the Martian wasn't very interested in his proposition.
10th Jun '17 3:38:22 AM lillolillo
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* Ribbons Almarck from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' does this in Episode 13 of Season 2 [[spoiler:when he slaps Wang Liu Mei and tells her to know her place when she mocks him after witnessing the full extent of the Gundam 00's power]]. Ribbons is the BigBad, to be sure; but, because [[spoiler: Liu Mei]] is widely perceived as a SmugSnake and a [[TheScrappy Scrappy]], this became a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for him.

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* Ribbons Almarck from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' does this in Episode 13 of Season 2 [[spoiler:when he slaps Wang Liu Mei and tells her to know her place when she mocks him after witnessing the full extent of the Gundam 00's power]]. Ribbons is the BigBad, to be sure; but, because [[spoiler: Liu Mei]] is widely perceived as a SmugSnake and a [[TheScrappy Scrappy]], this became a CrowningMomentOfAwesome an awesome moment for him.



** Subverted in the manga, when [[spoiler: Crona brutally kills [[AmbiguousGender their]] abusive mother Medusa]]. Because what's supposed to be the kicker's CrowningMomentOfAwesome, [[spoiler: actually was the last part of Medusa's ThanatosGambit]].

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** Subverted in the manga, when [[spoiler: Crona brutally kills [[AmbiguousGender their]] abusive mother Medusa]]. Because what's supposed to be the kicker's CrowningMomentOfAwesome, awesome moment, [[spoiler: actually was the last part of Medusa's ThanatosGambit]].



* In ''Manga/OniisamaE'', Mariko is a ClingyJealousGirl who follows Nanako everywhere, and is seen violently slapping a girl around in the second episode. Said girl, however, is Aya Misaki, a really cruel AlphaBitch who has ''just'' pressed ''both'' of Mariko's {{Berserk Button}}s: mistreating her beloved Nanako, [[spoiler: and mocking Mariko's DarkAndTroubledPast]]. Crazypants as she is, Mariko's epic slapping of Aya is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* In ''Manga/OniisamaE'', Mariko is a ClingyJealousGirl who follows Nanako everywhere, and is seen violently slapping a girl around in the second episode. Said girl, however, is Aya Misaki, a really cruel AlphaBitch who has ''just'' pressed ''both'' of Mariko's {{Berserk Button}}s: mistreating her beloved Nanako, [[spoiler: and mocking Mariko's DarkAndTroubledPast]]. Crazypants as she is, Mariko's epic slapping of Aya is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.awesome.



* ''Manga/CityHunter'':
** Ryo is quite sadistic with his enemies, at least in a funny way. In the manga version the General wasn't killed in a duel immediatly after he appeared, but had his beloved jewelry invaded by pigs (that he hates) and the jewels eaten by said pig, his beloved art collection destroyed and the money he was supposed to bring to his boss stolen from under his nose (with Ryo declaring he could kill him whenever he wanted and purposefully leaving him alive) before their duel. Ryo had already declared himself the most sadistic person in Japan since after destroying the art collection.
** In another occasion he captured two opposing hitmen and, to discover who they worked for, stripped them to their underwear, tied them to the floor, placed bottles of nitroglycerine in their hands, placed bird food on their body and set a flock of chickens on them. They broke immediatly, but because they didn't know who had hired them they got left with the birds and no idea the bottles actually contained water. As soon as they escaped they had their client tell them his identity, just in case they got captured again (they did).
** One arc ended with the villain, his son and his guards impotent.
** The very first: in the first manga chapter/anime episode Ryo was hired to kill a boxer who fixed his matches with blackmail (and murdered his client's fiancee when he refused to give up a champion shot), and did it in such a way it looked like the champion killed him and threw him out of the ring with a single punch, right after he declared he would win the match in that round.
** The most sadistic event happened right after the first chapter. Ryo had been hired to apprehend a serial killer specialized in raping and murdering teenagers and young women, so Ryo started making clear he knew his face and where he lived, placed a fake bomb in his car, and when he still refused to give himself up to the police Ryo shot him in the gun hand, the legs and the other shoulder with crossbow bolts that penetrated enough in the muscles to hurt a lot and short enough they were impossible to take out without cutting him open, all while giving him an And This Is For... speech, dedicating each bolt to every single girl the guy raped and killed. And when he still refused to give himself up (and instead tried to run over Ryo and his client) he got shot in the head with his own gun.



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* ComicBook/LesLegendaires has [[EvilSorcerer Skroa]] savagely killing a bunch of slave traders who were attacking the protagonists so they could sell one of them. You really don't feel sorry for those guys. [[spoiler:Then later books have Amy killing Skroa.]]

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* ComicBook/LesLegendaires ''ComicBook/LesLegendaires'' has [[EvilSorcerer Skroa]] savagely killing a bunch of slave traders who were attacking the protagonists so they could sell one of them. You really don't feel sorry for those guys. [[spoiler:Then later books have Amy killing Skroa.]]



* In ''ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen'', Storm ends up blasting the Beast with a lightning bolt to stop him from ratting out the X-Men to the Inhumans over their plan to attack them and stop the Terrigen Cloud's effect on mutants. This would be seen as a KickTheDog moment since they're teammates and friends. However, since the end of ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', Beast has been written as a major JerkAss trying his damnedest to prove that Cyclops was some sort of monster and essentially treating his friends like crap. Even more, the Beast wasn't going to warn the Inhumans due to moral objections (Rogue had decided to OptOut of the attack because of this), but because [[DirtyCoward he was scared of any possible Inhuman retaliation.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen'', Storm ends up blasting the Beast with a lightning bolt to stop him from ratting out the X-Men to the Inhumans over their plan to attack them and stop the Terrigen Cloud's effect on mutants. This would be seen as a KickTheDog moment since they're teammates and friends. However, since the end of ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', Beast has been written as a major JerkAss trying his damnedest to prove that Cyclops Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} was some sort of monster and essentially treating his friends like crap. Even more, the Beast wasn't going to warn the Inhumans due to moral objections (Rogue had decided to OptOut of the attack because of this), but because [[DirtyCoward he was scared of any possible Inhuman retaliation.]]



* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment'' gave us [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Rau Le Creseut]] getting a CrowningMomentOfAwesome by killing [[spoiler:Haruki Kusakabe from ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'', who is arguably more of an asshole than Rau ever could be]].

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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment'' gave us [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Rau Le Creseut]] getting a CrowningMomentOfAwesome cool scene by killing [[spoiler:Haruki Kusakabe from ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'', who is arguably more of an asshole than Rau ever could be]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': Silas is arguably one of the (morally) worst characters, mainly by virtue of ColdBloodedTorture, TranshumanTreachery, and UngratefulBastard. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial No particular order there]]. But in "Human Factor" [[spoiler: he uses the body of Breakdown, one of the more sympathetic Decepticons and a past dissection victim of his, as a HumongousMecha suit. This is made possible when his Mech mooks saved him, and transplanted his body to Breakdown's, and he thanks them by killing them and offers his services to Megatron (it's worth noting that Megatron himself was disgusted). Silas' plan doesn't... work out, and Megatron is not pleased. He hands Silas over to Knock Out (who is very pleased, having once been ThoseTwoBadGuys with Breakdown) for dissection. The scene is pure terror. And an incredibly disconcerting CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': Silas is arguably one of the (morally) worst characters, mainly by virtue of ColdBloodedTorture, TranshumanTreachery, and UngratefulBastard. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial No particular order there]]. But in "Human Factor" [[spoiler: he uses the body of Breakdown, one of the more sympathetic Decepticons and a past dissection victim of his, as a HumongousMecha suit. This is made possible when his Mech mooks saved him, and transplanted his body to Breakdown's, and he thanks them by killing them and offers his services to Megatron (it's worth noting that Megatron himself was disgusted). Silas' plan doesn't... work out, and Megatron is not pleased. He hands Silas over to Knock Out (who is very pleased, having once been ThoseTwoBadGuys with Breakdown) for dissection. The scene is pure terror. And an incredibly disconcerting CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming]].heartwarming scene]].
6th Jun '17 6:13:39 PM thevideogameempire
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** As of the opening of Volume 4, Cinder Fall is left badly injured [[spoiler: after Ruby used her [[MagicEye silver eyes]] on her in the Volume 3 finale; not only did she [[EyeScream lose an eye]], but she can [[MuteButNotSilent barely speak]] and is a target of open ridicule for [[GreaterScopeVillain Salem's]] other subordinates.]] While it's quite pitiful, [[spoiler: it's hard to pity her, considering the fact that Cinder had, among other things, orchestrated the death of Penny and the destruction of Beacon Academy, caused the Grimm infestation of Vale, and personally murdered Pyrrha in cold blood right in front of Ruby.]]
** By the end of Volume 4, we see that [[spoiler:Ironwood has gone off the deep end in his sanity and decides to lock up Atlas during high tensions. This would be concerning had it not been for the fact that he reveals this plan to Jacques Schnee who, last we saw of him, essentially locked his own daughter up in his house (shortly after beating her). Add to the fact that Ironwood explicitly states that Jacques will have to get on his good side ''and'' that the people of Atlas effectively locked themselves up in a social bubble, and you have yourself doubting if what Ironwood is doing is even a bad move to begin with.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** As of the opening of Volume 4, Cinder Fall is left badly injured [[spoiler: after Ruby used her [[MagicEye silver eyes]] on her in the Volume 3 finale; not only did she [[EyeScream lose an eye]], but she can [[MuteButNotSilent barely speak]] and is a target of open ridicule for [[GreaterScopeVillain Salem's]] other subordinates.]] While it's quite pitiful, [[spoiler: it's hard to pity her, considering the fact that Cinder had, among other things, orchestrated the death of Penny and the destruction of Beacon Academy, caused the Grimm infestation of Vale, and personally murdered Pyrrha in cold blood right in front of Ruby.]]
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''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': By the end of Volume 4, we see that [[spoiler:Ironwood has gone off the deep end in his sanity and decides to lock up Atlas during high tensions. This would be concerning had it not been for the fact that he reveals this plan to Jacques Schnee who, last we saw of him, essentially locked his own daughter up in his house (shortly after beating her). Add to the fact that Ironwood explicitly states that Jacques will have to get on his good side ''and'' that the people of Atlas effectively locked themselves up in a social bubble, and you have yourself doubting if what Ironwood is doing is even a bad move to begin with.]]
5th Jun '17 7:29:24 AM Shadowgazer
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''Important note:''' this trope is not to be confused with its close cousin PayEvilUntoEvil, in which an asshole also suffers from another's cruelty as payback for their cruelty. The difference lies in how much the perpetrator knew about the victim, and whether that was his motive for committing the act. Someone who does PayEvilUntoEvil will deliberately target a terrible person. An SOB Kicker either doesn't know about his victim's evil, or simply doesn't care. Basically he ends up doing the right thing for all the wrong reasons. In a few cases it is simply a matter of perspective and what looks like a mere KickTheDog may end up becoming this, once the viewer learns more about the supposedly innocent victim.

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''Important note:''' note:'' this trope is not to be confused with its close cousin PayEvilUntoEvil, in which an asshole also suffers from another's cruelty as payback for their cruelty. The difference lies in how much the perpetrator knew about the victim, and whether that was his motive for committing the act. Someone who does PayEvilUntoEvil will deliberately target a terrible person. An SOB Kicker either doesn't know about his victim's evil, or simply doesn't care. Basically he ends up doing the right thing for all the wrong reasons. In a few cases it is simply a matter of perspective and what looks like a mere KickTheDog may end up becoming this, once the viewer learns more about the supposedly innocent victim.
5th Jun '17 7:22:44 AM Shadowgazer
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There's nothing quite so evil as when a character takes a clear step toward villainy and decides to KickTheDog. Sometimes, though, the kick falls flat--not because it wasn't evil, mind you. The intent, malice and ill will are all there. It's just that at this moment, the dog isn't a sweet innocent puppy. It's a devious son of a bitch that's trying to sink its teeth into someone's leg. This is one effective way to set up a believable StartOfDarkness while keeping the character sympathetic.

'''Important note:''' this trope is not to be confused with its close cousin PayEvilUntoEvil, in which an asshole also suffers from another's cruelty as payback for their cruelty. The difference lies in how much the perpetrator knew about the victim, and whether that was his motive for committing the act. Someone who does PayEvilUntoEvil will deliberately target a terrible person. An SOB Kicker either doesn't know about his victim's evil, or simply doesn't care. Basically he ends up doing the right thing for all the wrong reasons. In a few cases it is simply a matter of perspective and what looks like a mere KickTheDog may end up becoming this, once the viewer learns more about the supposedly innocent victim.

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There's nothing quite so evil as when a character takes a clear step toward villainy and decides to KickTheDog. Sometimes, though, the kick falls flat--not because it wasn't evil, mind you. The intent, malice and ill will are all there. It's just that at this moment, the dog isn't a sweet innocent puppy. It's It happens to be a devious son of a bitch that's trying to sink its teeth into someone's leg. This is one effective way to set up a believable StartOfDarkness while keeping the character sympathetic.

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more sympathetic than he would appear if his victim was an innocent, despite the fact that it was mere coincidence that he wasn't.
''Important
note:''' this trope is not to be confused with its close cousin PayEvilUntoEvil, in which an asshole also suffers from another's cruelty as payback for their cruelty. The difference lies in how much the perpetrator knew about the victim, and whether that was his motive for committing the act. Someone who does PayEvilUntoEvil will deliberately target a terrible person. An SOB Kicker either doesn't know about his victim's evil, or simply doesn't care. Basically he ends up doing the right thing for all the wrong reasons. In a few cases it is simply a matter of perspective and what looks like a mere KickTheDog may end up becoming this, once the viewer learns more about the supposedly innocent victim.



* The Film/TheCableGuy has a textbook and deliberately humorous example with Chip who intends to beat up Robbie's date for unknowingly hurting his friend's Steve feelings. Good thing that he in his previous scene [[KickTheDog insults and treats a waiter like garbage]] for no good reason because otherwise the beating that was inflicted to him would feel unwarranted.

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* The Film/TheCableGuy has a textbook and deliberately humorous example with Chip who intends to beat up Robbie's date for unknowingly hurting his friend's Steve feelings. Good thing that he in his previous scene [[KickTheDog insults and treats a waiter like garbage]] for no good reason because otherwise the beating that was inflicted to him would feel unwarranted.
5th Jun '17 7:19:03 AM Shadowgazer
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* The Film/TheCableGuy has a textbook and deliberately humorous example with Chip who intends to beat up Robbie's date for unknowingly hurting his friend's Steve feelings. Good thing that he in his previous scene [[KickTheDog insults and treats a waiter like garbage]] for no good reason because otherwise the beating that was inflicted to him would feel unwarranted.
30th May '17 9:04:07 PM Gimere
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* Part of the reason the ComedicSociopathy for ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' works so well is because, ultimately, pretty much everyone who gets hurt can be said to deserve it. Ranma getting a MegatonPunch from Akane is funny because he's a {{Jerkass}} who routinely mocks and abuses her. Akane getting tongue-lashed and mocked by Ranma is funny because she tends to overreact in a "hit first, listen -maybe- later" way. Mousse getting his heart stomped on by Shampoo when he returns to the series looks like Karmic Justice for being a StalkerWithACrush, and the fact that we just saw him try to kidnap Ranma's fiancée, try to murder Ranma, successfully kidnap Ranma's fiancée, threaten to turn Ranma's fiancée into a duck, and then finally try to either murder Ranma again, turn Ranma himself into a duck, or both. And so on and so forth.

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* Part of the reason the ComedicSociopathy for in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' works so well is because, ultimately, pretty much everyone who gets hurt can be said to deserve it. it:
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Ranma getting a MegatonPunch from Akane is funny because he's a {{Jerkass}} who routinely mocks and abuses her. her.
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Akane getting tongue-lashed and mocked by Ranma is funny because she tends to overreact in a "hit first, listen -maybe- ''maybe'' later" way. way.
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Mousse getting his heart stomped on by Shampoo when he returns to the series looks like Karmic Justice for being a StalkerWithACrush, and the fact that we just saw him try to kidnap Ranma's fiancée, try to murder Ranma, successfully kidnap Ranma's fiancée, threaten to turn Ranma's fiancée into a duck, and then finally try to either murder Ranma again, turn Ranma himself into a duck, or both. And so on and so forth.both.
30th May '17 2:54:49 PM gb00393
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** After Theon spends the first few seasons kicking the dog, his torture begins this way but as this torture grows more excruciating and pointlessly cruel at the hands of [[{{sadist}} Ramsay Bolton]], it becomes harder to feel this way. In fact, by the end of the season, this trope can apply to the men who sold Theon out to be tortured, as [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves the Ironborn who betrayed him end up getting flayed alive by Ramsay]] -- who, nonetheless, continues torturing Theon until [[spoiler:Theon and Sansa manage to escape him.]]

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** After Theon spends the first few seasons kicking the dog, his torture begins this way but as this torture grows more excruciating and pointlessly cruel at the hands of [[{{sadist}} Ramsay Bolton]], it becomes harder to feel this way. In fact, by the end of the season, this trope can apply to the Ironborn men who sold Theon out to be tortured, as Robb Stark offered Balon that if the Greyjoys joined his side against the Lannisters, he'd support them becoming their own independent kingdom too...and that Balon's response was to have the Greyjoys stab the Starks in the back and invade the North, out of just a wounded sense of pride, and then simply ''hope'' that the Lannisters (and now the Lannisters' Bolton allies) would "reward" them with independence for turning on the Starks (which is what they ''should'' have done had they stayed loyal to the Iron Throne anyway!) [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves the These Ironborn who betrayed him end up getting flayed alive by Ramsay]] -- who, nonetheless, continues torturing Theon until [[spoiler:Theon and Sansa manage to escape him.]]



** Ramsay [[spoiler:fatally stabbing his father]] is a terrible act, one that's intended to advance himself while also [[spoiler:eliminating the chance of him being replaced by his half-brother]], but considering that the victim was a terrible person in his own right, it's hard to feel sorry for him.

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** Ramsay [[spoiler:fatally stabbing his father]] father in cold blood in "Home"]] is a terrible act, one that's intended to advance himself while also [[spoiler:eliminating the chance of him being replaced by his half-brother]], but considering that the victim was a terrible person in his own right, it's hard to feel sorry for him.him.
** Ramsay orders his men to throw Myranda's body to the dogs and Myranda is an AxCrazy ClingyJealousGirl.
28th May '17 3:27:53 PM nombretomado
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* Lizard Men committing and planning serial wars and even outright genocide is normally pretty sinister stuff. When ''WarhammerFantasy'' applies it to factions like Chaos, Dark Elves, or Skaven (who are incidentally enough their prime targets)? They deserve that and more. Other races are usually left alone unless provoked.

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* Lizard Men committing and planning serial wars and even outright genocide is normally pretty sinister stuff. When ''WarhammerFantasy'' ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' applies it to factions like Chaos, Dark Elves, or Skaven (who are incidentally enough their prime targets)? They deserve that and more. Other races are usually left alone unless provoked.
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