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13th May '16 5:05:10 PM Shadowgazer
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', the newly minted Sith Lord Darth Vader ([[LateArrivalSpoiler i.e. Anakin Skywalker]]) slaughtered the entire Separatist Council; but these people not only led an [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized evil rebellion]] against the Republic, they did so with the explicit knowledge that it was purely for the benefit of [[BigBad Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith]]: all their ideals of restoring proper democracy were completely false. Therefore, lots of fans aren't particularly sad about Lord Vader's actions.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', the newly minted Sith Lord Darth Vader ([[LateArrivalSpoiler i.e. Anakin Skywalker]]) slaughtered the entire Separatist Council; but these people not only led an [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized evil rebellion]] against the Republic, they did so with the explicit knowledge that it was purely for the benefit of [[BigBad Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith]]: all their ideals of restoring proper democracy were completely false. Therefore, lots of fans aren't particularly sad about Lord Vader's actions. Tusken Raiders are portrayed as AlwaysChaoticEvil "as a group" but Nute Gunray and his minions are portrayed as evil "as individuals." However, [[spoiler:Anakin's eagerness to kill them is portrayed as alarming nonetheless.]] There still does seem to be '''some''' trace of this trope present; [[spoiler:Anakin's killing of Nute Gunray and his minions]] is shown on screen, whereas [[spoiler:Anakin's massacre of the innocent children in the Jedi temple]] is not. Of course, that might have just been the limits of a PG-13 rating.
13th May '16 4:59:27 PM Shadowgazer
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* In ''Comicbook/SinCity'', when the SociopathicHero brutally tortures and dismembers the bad guys, few readers will shed a tear. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the [[Film/SinCity film]], when Marv remarks "I love hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad."
* If ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' has you on his list, he will kick you when you are down. And shoot you. And throw a grenade on you. And push you in front of a moving subway train. And pull out all your teeth while you're tied to a dentist's chair. And run you over with his car, then back up and run you over again. And hook your balls up to a car battery, turn the ignition key until you've shit all over yourself, and then turn the key some more. If you're on his list, you deserve everything he does to you. So don't get on Frank's list.



** In fact, this is most of Anakin's Dark actions in the prequels. In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', he kills the Sand People who kidnapped, beat, tortured, and quite probably raped his mother. What keeps it from being justified is that 1) he did it out of revenge and in anger, 3) the sandpeople themselves consider humans to be monsters, and likely thought Anakin's mother had done things to deserve what they did to her and 2) he killed all of them, women and children included. He later takes down Dooku at the start of ''Revenge of the Sith'', which would have been completely justified, except Dooku was almost-literally [[JustForPun unarmed.]] To be fair, in both cases Anakin is remorseful (he has a full-blown MyGodWhatHaveIDone in the former scenario, and while accepting of it, isn't very happy with his choice in the latter scenario.
13th May '16 4:52:20 PM 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.

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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.
care. Basically he ends up doing the right thing for all the wrong reasons.
11th May '16 11:41:10 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* Actively encouraged in ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}. Both the snuff film "actors" in the first and the hunters in the second have every bit of it coming to them, no matter how bad Cash/Daniel were.
11th May '16 10:46:26 AM CartoonQueen99
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* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'': [[spoiler:Fidget's DisneyVillainDeath, depending on whether you view him as truly evil or an UnintentionallySympathetic PunchClockVillain. Considering the fact that he gleefully suggested throwing little Olive to her death a few seconds before probably the former]].

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* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'': [[spoiler:Fidget's DisneyVillainDeath, depending on whether you view him as truly evil or an UnintentionallySympathetic PunchClockVillain. Considering the fact that he gleefully suggested throwing little Olive Olivia to her death a few seconds before probably the former]].
3rd May '16 8:23:56 AM Shadowgazer
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** And this is before [[spoiler: he starts a fire that likely killed her, Esme Squalor, Sir, Principal Nero and some others, both nice and equally vile.]]
30th Apr '16 1:10:50 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* The ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' citybook ''Mexico City By Night'' features a last example of this in the form of Jaggedy Andy. Prior to his Embrace, Andy was a bigoted tourist who firmly believed that his status as an American citizen rendered him invincible; after spending the day wandering around the city, laughing at "jobless lazy spics," he and his friends hailed a cab and demanded to be taken to a strip club - only for the driver [[TheDogBitesBack to hand them over to the Sabbat for a Blood Feast]] attended by [{TheDreaded Sascha Vykos]] itself. In the end, Andy's defiance and stupidity got too annoying even for Vykos, so instead of just killing him, Vykos used Vicissitude to [[TheBlank seal every single orifice in Andy's head]] - [[FateWorseThanDeath and then Embraced him]]. Andy now spends his nights as a pariah, forced to spend eternity chiseling new eye sockets and mouths for himself, and terminally dependent on the homeless Mexicans he once despised. Given that he's still an asshole, nobody's shedding any tears his way.

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* The ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' citybook ''Mexico City By Night'' features a last example of this in the form of Jaggedy Andy. Prior to his Embrace, Andy was a bigoted tourist who firmly believed that his status as an [[EagleLand American citizen citizen]] rendered him invincible; after spending the day wandering around the city, laughing at "jobless lazy spics," he and his friends hailed a cab and demanded to be taken to a strip club - only for the driver [[TheDogBitesBack to hand them over to the Sabbat for a Blood Feast]] attended by [{TheDreaded [[TheDreaded Sascha Vykos]] itself. In the end, Andy's defiance and stupidity got too annoying even for Vykos, so instead of just killing him, Vykos used Vicissitude to [[TheBlank seal every single orifice in Andy's head]] - [[FateWorseThanDeath and then Embraced him]]. Andy now spends his nights as a pariah, outcast from both mortal and vampire society, forced to spend eternity chiseling new eye sockets and mouths for himself, and terminally dependent on the homeless Mexicans he once despised. Given that he's still an asshole, nobody's shedding any tears his way.
30th Apr '16 1:04:45 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* The ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' citybook ''Mexico City By Night'' features a last example of this in the form of Jaggedy Andy. Prior to his Embrace, Andy was a bigoted tourist who firmly believed that his status as an American citizen rendered him invincible; after spending the day wandering around the city, laughing at "jobless lazy spics," he and his friends hailed a cab and demanded to be taken to a strip club - only for the driver [[TheDogBitesBack to hand them over to the Sabbat for a Blood Feast]] attended by [{TheDreaded Sascha Vykos]] itself. In the end, Andy's defiance and stupidity got too annoying even for Vykos, so instead of just killing him, Vykos used Vicissitude to [[TheBlank seal every single orifice in Andy's head]] - [[FateWorseThanDeath and then Embraced him]]. Andy now spends his nights as a pariah, forced to spend eternity chiseling new eye sockets and mouths for himself, and terminally dependent on the homeless Mexicans he once despised. Given that he's still an asshole, nobody's shedding any tears his way.
29th Apr '16 6:57:13 PM TheWanderer
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* At one point in ''Series/TheWire'', Chris Partlow, the top enforcer for the vicious Stanfield drug empire, brutally beats one of his victims to death with nothing more than [[PistolWhipping the butt of his gun]] and his bare hands. Even fellow enforcer Snoop, who kills without feeling or remorse, it taken aback at the sight. That's bad, right? Take into consideration that the victim in question is a pedophile who in the past had sexually abused his stepson Michael, and Michael asked Chris to do it out of fear that the guy would do the same to Michael's little brother, and how you evaluate the situation changes a bit...
27th Apr '16 12:05:45 AM Loekman3
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** Although it should be noted that [[spoiler:Simon]] had no idea any of that happened. In fact, [[spoiler:he.]] had no idea who Ash even ''was.'' [[spoiler:He.]] felt bad about doing it though.

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** Although it should be noted that [[spoiler:Simon]] [[spoiler: Simon]] had no idea any of that happened. In fact, [[spoiler:he.]] [[spoiler: he]] had no idea who Ash even ''was.'' [[spoiler:He.]] [[spoiler: He]] felt bad about doing it though.though[[note]]Although if Simon knew who Ash really was, he would have still punch him regardless as he told to Marcy[[/note]].
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