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18th Feb '18 7:03:33 PM Fallingwater
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* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'': [[spoiler:Kruger fatally stabs Delacourt, the woman who hired him and used him as a pawn in her evil schemes, when she makes the fatal mistake of yelling at him]].

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* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'': [[spoiler:Kruger fatally stabs Delacourt, the woman who hired him and used him as a pawn in her evil schemes, when she makes the fatal critical mistake of yelling at him]].
10th Feb '18 11:40:39 AM HasturHasturHastur
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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, which shows the underlying unfairness of the story since it implies that it was luck that determined who gets to suffer, especially if the perpetrator who is no better gets away with it. 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:'' 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, which shows the underlying unfairness of the story since it implies that it was luck that determined who gets to suffer, especially if the perpetrator who is no better gets away with it. 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.
victim. The line between the two ''may'' be blurred in cases where the victim was targeted due to their contemptible nature, but the perpetrator was also just looking to hurt or kill someone and needed a good excuse for doing it, so they chose an easy target.
3rd Feb '18 8:33:20 AM jto5334t
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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': After the AlphaBitch Mertle [[RejectedApology harshly rejects Lilo's apology]] and [[CutYourHeartOutWithASpoon then threatens to run over her with a tricycle]], Stitch pushes Mertle away and steals her trike. Later on in [[WesternAnimation/LiloandStitchTheSeries the series]], whenever bad things happen to Mertle, chances are she had it coming.

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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': After the AlphaBitch Mertle [[RejectedApology harshly rejects Lilo's apology]] and [[CutYourHeartOutWithASpoon [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon then threatens to run over her with a tricycle]], Stitch pushes Mertle away and steals her trike. Later on in [[WesternAnimation/LiloandStitchTheSeries the series]], whenever bad things happen to Mertle, chances are she had it coming.
3rd Feb '18 8:32:47 AM jto5334t
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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': After the AlphaBitch Mertle [[RejectedApology harshly rejects Lilo's apology]] and then threatens to run over her with a tricycle, Stitch pushes Mertle away and steals her trike. Later on in [[WesternAnimation/LiloandStitchTheSeries the series]], whenever bad things happen to Mertle, chances are she had it coming.

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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': After the AlphaBitch Mertle [[RejectedApology harshly rejects Lilo's apology]] and [[CutYourHeartOutWithASpoon then threatens to run over her with a tricycle, tricycle]], Stitch pushes Mertle away and steals her trike. Later on in [[WesternAnimation/LiloandStitchTheSeries the series]], whenever bad things happen to Mertle, chances are she had it coming.
26th Jan '18 11:44:35 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'':
** [[HumiliationConga Everything]] that Viera does to Gaz in Episode 8 should be considered cruel, but it ''is'' [[EnfantTerrible Gaz]], after all.
** Though it's not a major focus, there's the awful things Tak does to the cruel skoolchildren [[RunningGag on occasion]].
** The way the Tallest treat Zim and Skoodge while both are utterly loyal to them, and therefore seem undeserving of it, there's still the fact that Zim is a cruel Invader who brings destruction to all around him, while Skoodge is, despite his [[AffablyEvil genial personality]], just as dedicated to conquering the Earth as Zim is.
25th Jan '18 2:56:02 PM margdean56
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* Whether or not this applies to ''Literature/TheSlap'' is the driving question of the book. The plot kicks off when Harry slaps Hugo, the child of another couple at his cousin Hector's barbecue. Whether this is little more than child abuse or appropriate discipline of a badly-behaved child is deliberately left up to the reader, but is complicated on both sides - Harry is constantly portrayed as an abusive jerk with few redeeming qualities, but Hugo is an out-of-control brat who, at the time of the slap, had been threatening Harry's son and Hector's children with a cricket bat, and his own parents hadn't made an effort to stop him.

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* Whether or not this applies to ''Literature/TheSlap'' is the driving question of the book. The plot kicks off when Harry slaps Hugo, the child of another couple at his cousin Hector's barbecue. Whether this is little more than child abuse or appropriate discipline of a badly-behaved child is deliberately left up to the reader, but is complicated on both sides - Harry sides--Harry is constantly portrayed as an abusive jerk with few redeeming qualities, but Hugo is an out-of-control brat who, at the time of the slap, had been threatening Harry's son and Hector's children with a cricket bat, and his own parents hadn't made an effort to stop him.



* In ''Literature/RedDragon'', Francis Dolarhyde, who have no moral qualms on [[spoiler:Freddy Lounds being a {{Paparazzi}}]], kills him by [[ManOnFire setting him on fire]].
** ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' series also have Hannibal Lecter having a habit of doing this. The most particular is [[spoiler:Frederick Chilton, who is an abusive prison warden. However, he was utterly insane and was less offended about Chilton being a corrupt prison warden]].

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* In ''Literature/RedDragon'', Francis Dolarhyde, who have has no moral qualms on about [[spoiler:Freddy Lounds being a {{Paparazzi}}]], kills him by [[ManOnFire setting him on fire]].
** In ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' series also have Hannibal Lecter having also has a habit of doing this. The most particular is [[spoiler:Frederick Chilton, who is an abusive prison warden. However, he Hannibal was utterly insane and was less offended about Chilton being a corrupt prison warden]].
25th Jan '18 2:49:23 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Keifer Porter is a [[MaritalRapeLicense rapist]], abusive husband, and all around nasty person. He dies in an attempt on his wives' lives. The surviving princesses suffer from survivor's guilt, especially the one who said "I wish he was dead" just before the building with him in it exploded - she's not sorry that ''he'' is dead, but half of her sisters were also killed.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Keifer Porter is a [[MaritalRapeLicense rapist]], abusive husband, and all around nasty person. He dies in an attempt on his wives' lives. The surviving princesses suffer from survivor's guilt, especially the one who said "I wish he was dead" just before the building with him in it exploded - she's exploded--she's not sorry that ''he'' is dead, but half of her sisters were also killed.



* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': In ''Reynard the Fox'', Reynard reveals that [[spoiler:when he young, he drugged his mother's pimp, along with his associates, barricaded the building they were in, and then burned them alive in a fire]].

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* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': In ''Reynard the Fox'', Reynard reveals that [[spoiler:when he was young, he drugged his mother's pimp, along with his associates, barricaded the building they were in, and then burned them alive in a fire]].



* Continuing with ''Franchise/StarWars'', [[spoiler:Jacen Solo]]'s murder of Ta'a Chume in the ''Literature/DarkNestTrilogy'' was supposed to symbolize a step onto the dark side path. However, the "victim" arranged the death of her own daughter-in-law and nearly did the same to her granddaughter, a lot of fans were cheering him along the whole way. Very, very similar to the ''Star Wars'' example with Darth Vader, in the film section, above. Then again, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the same thing can be said]] for the whole plot of ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'': a young Jedi Knight of Skywalker heritage decides to use TheDarkSide and [[FallenHero become a Sith Lord]] in order to protect [[TheFederation a democratic government]] from an evil confederacy/confederation, but ends up turning that democratic government in a Sith-ruled dictatorship, and [[LoveRedeems is redeemed]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath in the end]] [[LoveRedeems by love of his child.]]

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* Continuing with ''Franchise/StarWars'', [[spoiler:Jacen Solo]]'s murder of Ta'a Chume in the ''Literature/DarkNestTrilogy'' was supposed to symbolize a step onto the dark side path. However, since the "victim" arranged the death of her own daughter-in-law and nearly did the same to her granddaughter, a lot of fans were cheering him along the whole way. Very, very similar to the ''Star Wars'' example with Darth Vader, in the film section, above. Then again, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the same thing can be said]] for the whole plot of ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'': a young Jedi Knight of Skywalker heritage decides to use TheDarkSide and [[FallenHero become a Sith Lord]] in order to protect [[TheFederation a democratic government]] from an evil confederacy/confederation, but ends up turning that democratic government in a Sith-ruled dictatorship, and [[LoveRedeems is redeemed]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath in the end]] [[LoveRedeems by love of his child.]]



** Perhaps one of the reasons why [[MagnificentBastard Littlefinger]] is still a firm fan-favourite is that he has a tendency to do this. Its hard not to cheer the guy when he [[spoiler:has [[TheCaligula Joffrey]] poisoned or throws crazy Lysa Arryn off a mountain-top]].

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** Perhaps one of the reasons why [[MagnificentBastard Littlefinger]] is still a firm fan-favourite is that he has a tendency to do this. Its It's hard not to cheer the guy when he [[spoiler:has [[TheCaligula Joffrey]] poisoned or throws crazy Lysa Arryn off a mountain-top]].
25th Jan '18 2:44:08 PM margdean56
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** The three Caliph's brothers that Iznogoud made disappear. While Troiround wasn't really developed enough to say if he was evil or not, Dheround was truly a bully that kept making deadly pranks to Iznogoud and mocking him for his small size and big nose. Katround was even worse, being a crazy man obsessed with making people disappear and attempting to literally erase Baghdad (including his well-intentioned older brother).

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** The three Caliph's brothers that Iznogoud made disappear. While Troiround wasn't really developed enough to say if he was evil or not, Dheround was truly a bully that kept making playing deadly pranks to on Iznogoud and mocking him for his small size and big nose. Katround was even worse, being a crazy man obsessed with making people disappear and attempting to literally erase Baghdad (including his well-intentioned older brother).
21st Jan '18 6:50:10 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'': At one point while in the Cocytus, Dante pulls a traitor's hair in order to force him to tell his story, going so far as to actually tear out handfuls of hair when the shade stubbornly refuses to say anything.
19th Jan '18 3:27:11 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' provides a perfect example in the episode "Downfall," [[spoiler:when Raven hands Cinder her ass, flings her off of Haven Academy's balcony, and freezes her solid for good measure in the hope she'll shatter once she hits the ground. While Raven is a SocialDarwinist bandit who cares little for the people she hurts, she's still ALighterShadeOfBlack compared to Cinder, a brutal {{sadist}} whose hunger for power cannot be sated and who enjoys pain and killing; she thrills at the destruction and suffering she causes to the city of Vale, [[KickTheDog picks off people to die just to torment their friends]], and is willing to work for Salem, who wants to [[KillAllHumans destroy humanity]], if she can obtain great power out of it. Raven is openly [[EvenEvilHasStandards disgusted]] by how far Cinder is willing to go for power, and the viewers are ''far'' more likely to root for her than they are for Cinder.]]
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