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14th Jun '17 1:12:51 PM libertydude
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* A rare heroic example in the first ''Film/{{Friday}}'' movie. After Craig has beaten [[TheBully Deebo]] to a pulp, [[ButtMonkey Red]] comes up to the barely-concious Deebo and punches him in the face. He then takes back the chain and bicycle Deebo stole from him. [[AssholeVictim Given how cruel Deebo was throughout the movie]], nobody minds this.
19th May '17 11:06:11 AM LentilSandEater
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** In Creator/JimButcher's novel ''Death Masks'', Marcone argues for dispatching two unconscious guards. [[GenreSavvy He is not surprised]] when the Knights of the Cross refuse, and had brought along handcuffs to keep them prisoner.

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** In Creator/JimButcher's novel ''Death Masks'', Marcone argues for dispatching two unconscious guards. [[GenreSavvy [[PragmaticVillainy He is not surprised]] when the Knights of the Cross refuse, and had brought along handcuffs to keep them prisoner.
28th Apr '17 2:46:06 PM Tehrannotaur
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts does this to the Apostles whenever he defeats one. He casually shoots the bisected but still alive Baron full of crossbow bolts, and stabs the mutilated Count in the face dozens of times with a knife ([[MadeOfIron which still doesn't kill them]]). Of course, he killed downed opponents long before the eclipse, as Bazuso can attest,(mercy is generally a rare commodity in medieval times, let alone in war) he's simply more brutal about it in the present. Given that the Apostles are some of the worst monsters imaginable who were often caught by Guts committing atrocities for kicks, [[KickTheSonOfABitch they really have it coming]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts does this to the Apostles whenever he defeats one. He casually shoots the bisected but still alive Baron full of crossbow bolts, and stabs the mutilated Count in the face dozens of times with a knife ([[MadeOfIron which still doesn't kill them]]). Of course, he killed downed opponents long before the eclipse, as Bazuso can attest,(mercy is generally a rare commodity in medieval times, let alone in war) he's simply more brutal about it in the present. Given that the Apostles are some of the worst monsters imaginable who were often caught by Guts committing atrocities for kicks, [[KickTheSonOfABitch [[PayEvilUntoEvil they really have it coming]].
28th Apr '17 2:44:41 PM Tehrannotaur
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts does this to the Apostles whenever he defeats one. He casually shoots the bisected but still alive Baron full of crossbow bolts, and stabs the mutilated Count in the face dozens of times with a knife ([[MadeOfIron which still doesn't kill them]]). Of course, he killed downed opponents long before the eclipse, as Bazuso can attest,(mercy is generally a rare commodity in medieval times, let alone in war) he's simply more brutal about it in the present. Given that the Apostles are some of the worst monsters imaginable who were often caught by Guts committing atrocities for kicks, they really have it coming.

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts does this to the Apostles whenever he defeats one. He casually shoots the bisected but still alive Baron full of crossbow bolts, and stabs the mutilated Count in the face dozens of times with a knife ([[MadeOfIron which still doesn't kill them]]). Of course, he killed downed opponents long before the eclipse, as Bazuso can attest,(mercy is generally a rare commodity in medieval times, let alone in war) he's simply more brutal about it in the present. Given that the Apostles are some of the worst monsters imaginable who were often caught by Guts committing atrocities for kicks, [[KickTheSonOfABitch they really have it coming.coming]].
23rd Apr '17 4:59:10 PM nombretomado
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* This is actively encouraged in some games of the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' for the purpose of lengthening combos. Some artes specifically have the property of being able to hit knocked down targets, while others force them to stand up so they can't benefit from the MercyInvincibility they get after remaining there for a brief moment, while others go even further and ignore aforementioned invincibility.

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* This is actively encouraged in some games of the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' for the purpose of lengthening combos. Some artes specifically have the property of being able to hit knocked down targets, while others force them to stand up so they can't benefit from the MercyInvincibility they get after remaining there for a brief moment, while others go even further and ignore aforementioned invincibility.
17th Apr '17 4:49:48 PM AthenaBlue
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer's new JerkAss neighbor tried to hit Ned, who swiftly incapacitated him leaving him on his knees begging him to let go (Ned was bending his wrist back). Homer than smashes a chair into him leading to this exchange:
-->'''Neighbor''': Why would you do that? I was begging for mercy.
-->'''Homer''': I saw my advantage and I took it. That's what heroes do. (complete with [[Series/CSIMiami Horatio Caine]] style hero pose).
* WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead were shown to constantly snark at [[AcceptableTargets old music videos that were way past their prime]] when the show's episodes premiered in TheNineties. Of course, they never spoke ill of the videos that were trending at [[Creator/{{MTV}} the tv channel airing their program]] back then.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', a neighbour is so riled up by Garfield continuously stealing food from him, he beats Jon to a pulp, and is ready to keep it up even after Jon's heaped up on the ground, however Garfield manages to scare him away.
-->'''Neighbour:''' Now I'm ''really'' gonna let you have it!
-->'''Jon:''' ''*haggard*'' That ''wasn't'' it?

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer's new JerkAss neighbor tried to hit Ned, who swiftly incapacitated him leaving him on his knees begging him to let go (Ned was bending his wrist back). Homer than smashes a chair into him leading to this exchange:
-->'''Neighbor''': Why would you do that? I was begging for mercy.
-->'''Homer''': I saw my advantage and I took it. That's what heroes do. (complete with [[Series/CSIMiami Horatio Caine]] style hero pose).
* WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead were shown to constantly snark at [[AcceptableTargets old music videos that were way past their prime]] when the show's episodes premiered in TheNineties. Of course, they never spoke ill of the videos that were trending at [[Creator/{{MTV}} the tv TV channel airing their program]] back then.
* In an episode Another rare heroic example in occasional episodes of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', a neighbour is so riled up by Garfield continuously stealing food from him, he beats Jon ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. While usually pacifistic, the Urpneys trying to take away the Noops' good dreams seemed to be hit a pulp, big BerserkButton and is ready to keep it up even after Jon's heaped up on protecting the ground, however Garfield manages stone they would sometimes decide they needed to scare him away.
-->'''Neighbour:''' Now I'm ''really'' gonna let you have it!
-->'''Jon:''' ''*haggard*'' That ''wasn't'' it?
be "taught a lesson" ("Blob's Incredible Plan" dedicates almost half the episode to kicking the Urpneys after they had already outsmarted them). Subverted at least once, when Amberley calls off an angry Rufus since they already got back the stone.
** The one time the Noops actually lost to the Urpneys in a feud was a direct result of doing this, in "The Dream Beam Invasion", the heroes find the shrunken (and already helpless) Frizz and Nug inside a dream and follow suit to give them their usual beatdown. By the time they finish, the Urpneys' shrink spell wears off, making them giant in comparison to [[OhCrap now-far-less-willing]] [[KnowWhenToFoldEm Noops]].



** In "homesteader Droopy", Zeke manages to capture and tie up Droopy and his wife, and is about to shoot them, but then he notices that Droopy's infant son is drinking milk that is being siphoned from a cow via a long tube. Just to be mean, he grabs the siphon hose and blows on it hard, causing the cow to inflate like a blimp. And then he starts laughing his head off. (Unaware that ''this'' time, Droopy's son is the one who realizes that's made him mad...)
* Another rare heroic example in occasional episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. While usually pacifistic, the Urpneys trying to take away the Noops' good dreams seemed to be hit a big BerserkButton and even after protecting the stone they would sometimes decide they needed to be "taught a lesson" ("Blob's Incredible Plan" dedicates almost half the episode to kicking the Urpneys after they had already outsmarted them). Subverted at least once, when Amberley calls off an angry Rufus since they already got back the stone.
** The one time the Noops actually lost to the Urpneys in a feud was a direct result of doing this, in "The Dream Beam Invasion", the heroes find the shrunken (and already helpless) Frizz and Nug inside a dream and follow suit to give them their usual beatdown. By the time they finish, the Urpneys' shrink spell wears off, making them giant in comparison to [[OhCrap now-far-less-willing]] [[KnowWhenToFoldEm Noops]].

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** In "homesteader "Homesteader Droopy", Zeke manages to capture and tie up Droopy and his wife, and is about to shoot them, but then he notices that Droopy's infant son is drinking milk that is being siphoned from a cow via a long tube. Just to be mean, he grabs the siphon hose and blows on it hard, causing the cow to inflate like a blimp. And then he starts laughing his head off. (Unaware that ''this'' time, Droopy's son is the one who realizes that's made him mad...)
* Another rare In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', a neighbour is so riled up by Garfield continuously stealing food from him, he beats Jon to a pulp, and is ready to keep it up even after Jon's heaped up on the ground, however Garfield manages to scare him away.
-->'''Neighbour:''' Now I'm ''really'' gonna let you have it!
-->'''Jon:''' ''*haggard*'' That ''wasn't'' it?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** Korra pulls a particularly brutal
heroic example in occasional episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. While usually pacifistic, -- when [[AntiVillain Tarrlok]] is hanging from a balcony (after she put him through a wall), she ''destroys the Urpneys trying to take away balcony,'' leaves a crater in the Noops' good dreams seemed floor in her continued pursuit, mocks him for being helpless, then tries to be hit a big ''set him on fire.'' [[spoiler:Fortunately for him, he wasn't quite as helpless as he seemed.]]
** Even when her
BerserkButton and even after protecting the stone they would sometimes decide they needed hasn't been pushed, she's generally pretty ruthless. She once stepped on a downed {{Mook}}'s back/neck in her haste to be "taught a lesson" ("Blob's Incredible Plan" dedicates almost half the episode to kicking the Urpneys after they had already outsmarted them). Subverted at least once, when Amberley calls off an angry Rufus since they already got get back the stone.
** The one time the Noops actually lost
to the Urpneys in a feud was a direct result of doing this, in "The Dream Beam Invasion", the heroes find the shrunken (and already helpless) Frizz fight, and Nug inside a dream and follow suit to give them their usual beatdown. By the time they finish, the Urpneys' shrink spell wears off, making them giant in comparison to [[OhCrap now-far-less-willing]] [[KnowWhenToFoldEm Noops]].she has no compunction against attacking enemies whom she's incapacitated.



* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'':
** Korra pulls a particularly brutal heroic example -- when [[AntiVillain Tarrlok]] is hanging from a balcony (after she put him through a wall), she ''destroys the balcony,'' leaves a crater in the floor in her continued pursuit, mocks him for being helpless, then tries to ''set him on fire.'' [[spoiler:Fortunately for him, he wasn't quite as helpless as he seemed.]]
** Even when her BerserkButton hasn't been pushed, she's generally pretty ruthless. She once stepped on a downed {{Mook}}'s back/neck in her haste to get back to the fight, and she has no compunction against attacking enemies whom she's incapacitated.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'':
** Korra pulls a particularly brutal heroic example -- when [[AntiVillain Tarrlok]] is hanging from a balcony (after she put
In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer's new JerkAss neighbor tried to hit Ned, who swiftly incapacitated him through leaving him on his knees begging him to let go (Ned was bending his wrist back). Homer than smashes a wall), she ''destroys the balcony,'' leaves a crater chair into him leading to this exchange:
-->'''Neighbor''': Why would you do that? I was begging for mercy.
-->'''Homer''': I saw my advantage and I took it. That's what heroes do. (complete with [[Series/CSIMiami Horatio Caine]] style hero pose).
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E15TheHonorableOnes "The Honourable Ones"]], this is brought up twice.
** After crash-landing on Bahryn, Zeb notes that he could just kill [[{{Archenemy}} Kallus]] right then and there, since Kallus broke his leg
in the floor in her continued pursuit, mocks crash. [[SubvertedTrope However]], he'd rather [[HonourBeforeReason wait until he's healed up so he can beat him in a proper fight]].
** Kallus reveals that in his past, his first unit was slaughtered by Saw Gerrera's Partisans on Onderon, and that a Lasat mercenary working
for being helpless, then tries to ''set him on fire.'' [[spoiler:Fortunately for him, them went around making sure everyone was dead. Kallus doesn't know why he wasn't quite as helpless as he seemed.]]
** Even when her BerserkButton hasn't been pushed, she's generally pretty ruthless. She once stepped on a downed {{Mook}}'s back/neck in her haste to get back to the fight, and she has no compunction against attacking enemies whom she's incapacitated.
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7th Apr '17 6:35:10 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* During the Alien Rangers arc of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Billy is eventually able to put together a device that can reverse the spell that turned him and the other original Rangers into children, but their Power Coins have to be used as a focus for it. After managing to use it on himself, however, Rita and Zedd show remarkable savviness and ambush the group, stealing and destroying the coins. (FromBadToWorse doesn't even ''begin'' to cover how bad ''that'' is.) The two villains then decide to rub Billy's nose on it by turning the now-inert device into a coin-themed MonsterOfTheWeek called Slotsky, just to spite them. (The Aquatar Rangers deal with him rather easily, but it's cold comfort at this time.)

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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'':
** Rita's choice of monster themes was often done simply to troll the heroes. For instance, after wrecking Kimberly's flower-themed float design, she created the Spitflower just to rub it in. Later, when Billy was bummed after getting a B on a test, Rita used a Grumble Bee monster, simply to be mean. (Most times, however, this resulted in a case of TheDogBitesBack.)
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During the Alien Rangers arc of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Billy is eventually able to put together a device that can reverse the spell that turned him and the other original Rangers into children, but their Power Coins have to be used as a focus for it. After managing to use it on himself, however, Rita and Zedd show remarkable savviness and ambush the group, stealing and destroying the coins. (FromBadToWorse doesn't even ''begin'' to cover how bad ''that'' is.) The two villains then decide to rub Billy's nose on it by turning the now-inert device into a coin-themed MonsterOfTheWeek called Slotsky, just to spite them. (The Aquatar Rangers deal with him rather easily, but it's cold comfort at this time.)
31st Mar '17 12:34:13 PM ZoeticCob
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* ''Literature/TheShahnameh'': More like 'stab' them while they are down... Sohrab pins Rostam to the ground in their first wrestling match and takes out his dagger. Rostam tells him that the Persian custom is to kill one’s opponent the second time he is defeated. Sohrab accepts due to the affection he feels for the man, his naiveté and his code of honor. When they next fight Rostam gains the upper hand and does not hesitate to stab Sohrab in the side. Although he does this to save Iran, this the only instance in which Rostam resorts to trickery to win a fight.
27th Mar '17 4:58:29 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** In "homesteader Droopy", Zeke manages to capture and tie up Droopy and his wife, and is about to shoot them, but then he notices that Droopy's infant son is drinking milk that is being siphoned from a cow via a long tube. Just to be mean, he grabs the siphon hose and blows on it hard, causing the cow to inflate like a blimp. And then he starts laughing his head off. (Unaware that ''this'' time, Droopy's son is the one who realizes that's made him mad...)
18th Mar '17 12:26:59 PM TheNewBig
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts does this to the Apostles whenever he defeats one. He casually shoots the bisected but still alive Baron full of crossbow bolts, and stabs the mutilated Count in the face dozens of times with a knife ([[MadeOfIron which still doesn't kill them]]). Of course, he killed downed opponents long before the eclipse, as Bazuso can attest, he's simply more brutal about it in the present. Given that the Apostles are some of those monsters imaginable who were often caught by Guts committing atrocities for kicks, they really have it coming.

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts does this to the Apostles whenever he defeats one. He casually shoots the bisected but still alive Baron full of crossbow bolts, and stabs the mutilated Count in the face dozens of times with a knife ([[MadeOfIron which still doesn't kill them]]). Of course, he killed downed opponents long before the eclipse, as Bazuso can attest, attest,(mercy is generally a rare commodity in medieval times, let alone in war) he's simply more brutal about it in the present. Given that the Apostles are some of those the worst monsters imaginable who were often caught by Guts committing atrocities for kicks, they really have it coming.


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* One time, they almost burned Ash alive after utterly defeating him and his Pokemon. Like the above example they already had their prize, it was simply cruelty for cruelty's sake..
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