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22nd Aug '16 2:50:51 PM eowynjedi
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* Near the end of ''Literature/BringUpTheBodies'', Thomas Cromwell tries to revive the issue of Harry and Anne Boleyn's supposed precontract as a pretext for Henry to divorce her (though not forgetting that he'd bullied Harry out of that claim in the first place). Harry refuses--he's wrecked his marriage, has no children, and he's dying from drinking more or less nonstop since losing Anne, therefore Cromwell has no way to threaten him. So, Cromwell puts him on the jury for Anne's KangarooCourt--why, if there was never anything between them, it should be nothing to see her condemned! This is yet another piece of his revenge for Cardinal Wolsey; Harry had been the one to arrest him for treason and indirectly causing Wolsey's death, and Harry's appointment to the task was implied to be Anne's revenge for Wolsey breaking up her and Harry's marriage plans when they were young.

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* Near the end of ''Literature/BringUpTheBodies'', Thomas Cromwell tries to revive the issue of Harry Percy and Anne Boleyn's supposed precontract as a pretext for Henry to divorce her (though not forgetting that he'd bullied Harry out of that claim in the first place). Harry refuses--he's wrecked his marriage, has no children, and he's dying from drinking more or less nonstop since losing Anne, therefore Cromwell has no way to threaten him. So, Cromwell puts him on the jury for Anne's KangarooCourt--why, if there was never anything between them, it should be nothing to see her condemned! This is yet another piece of his revenge for Cardinal Wolsey; Harry had been was the one to arrest him Wolsey for treason and treason, indirectly causing Wolsey's death, and Harry's his death.[[note]]Harry's appointment to the task was implied to be Anne's ''Anne's'' revenge for Wolsey breaking up her and Harry's scuttling their marriage plans when they were young.plans.[[/note]]
22nd Aug '16 2:06:52 PM eowynjedi
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* In Creator/TamoraPierce's book ''[[Literature/TortallUniverse Lady Knight]]'', a young woman named Peliwin is found by Keladry cutting apart the body of the Scanran solider who "hurt" her, after Kel and her friends raid the camp and rescue the group of refugees Peliwin was being held with. Given the context, it's reasonable to assume that the man raped her. Kel reassures her, telling Peliwin that she can stop now since he can't hurt anyone else ever again.


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* Near the end of ''Literature/BringUpTheBodies'', Thomas Cromwell tries to revive the issue of Harry and Anne Boleyn's supposed precontract as a pretext for Henry to divorce her (though not forgetting that he'd bullied Harry out of that claim in the first place). Harry refuses--he's wrecked his marriage, has no children, and he's dying from drinking more or less nonstop since losing Anne, therefore Cromwell has no way to threaten him. So, Cromwell puts him on the jury for Anne's KangarooCourt--why, if there was never anything between them, it should be nothing to see her condemned! This is yet another piece of his revenge for Cardinal Wolsey; Harry had been the one to arrest him for treason and indirectly causing Wolsey's death, and Harry's appointment to the task was implied to be Anne's revenge for Wolsey breaking up her and Harry's marriage plans when they were young.
18th Jul '16 4:41:22 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Palpatine orders Anakin to execute the literally disarmed Count Dooku after Anakin defeated him. After a moment of hesitation on Anakin's part, Palpatine commands him to do it -- slipping into his Darth Sidious voice in the process -- Anakin beheads Dooku. This act serves the double purpose of removing a no longer useful pawn and bringing Anakin ever closer to the Sith way of thinking.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Palpatine orders Anakin to execute the literally disarmed Count Dooku after Anakin defeated him. After a moment of hesitation on Anakin's part, Palpatine commands him to do it -- slipping into his Darth Sidious voice in the process -- Anakin beheads Dooku. This act serves the double purpose of removing a no longer useful pawn and bringing Anakin ever closer to the Sith way of thinking.thinking.
** He tried that again in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (a title that seems very appropriate in hindsight when compared to ''Sith''), ordering Luke to strike down his Vader, but he sorely [[EvilCannotComprehendGood underestimated Luke's willpower.]]
16th Jul '16 5:13:11 PM Katsuhagi
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This proscription extends to [[PummelingTheCorpse hitting someone who is newly dead]] just to unleash aggression; no matter how evil they are, respect is DueToTheDead.

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This proscription extends to [[PummelingTheCorpse hitting someone who is newly dead]] just to unleash aggression; no matter how evil they are, respect is DueToTheDead.
DueToTheDead, and it can overlap with DesecratingTheDead.



See also NoHoldsBarredBeatdown for when a bad guy does more than just kick you when you are down -- although that may not start out like this, with the hero able to defend himself somewhat, it usually turns into it. A FinishingMove that can only be used on downed opponents may also involve this, such as a CoupDeGrace, DoubleTap or FinishingStomp. If someone's clearly already dead it can overlap with DesecratingTheDead.

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See also NoHoldsBarredBeatdown for when a bad guy does more than just kick you when you are down -- although that may not start out like this, with the hero able to defend himself somewhat, it usually turns into it. A FinishingMove that can only be used on downed opponents may also involve this, such as a CoupDeGrace, DoubleTap or FinishingStomp. If someone's clearly already dead it can overlap with DesecratingTheDead.
FinishingStomp.
16th Jul '16 5:12:26 PM Katsuhagi
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See also NoHoldsBarredBeatdown for when a bad guy does more than just kick you when you are down -- although that may not start out like this, with the hero able to defend himself somewhat, it usually turns into it. A FinishingMove that can only be used on downed opponents may also involve this, such as a CoupDeGrace, DoubleTap or FinishingStomp.

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See also NoHoldsBarredBeatdown for when a bad guy does more than just kick you when you are down -- although that may not start out like this, with the hero able to defend himself somewhat, it usually turns into it. A FinishingMove that can only be used on downed opponents may also involve this, such as a CoupDeGrace, DoubleTap or FinishingStomp.
FinishingStomp. If someone's clearly already dead it can overlap with DesecratingTheDead.
16th Jul '16 4:04:31 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* * ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Lore does this to Data in "Datalore", kicking him it the face twice while mocking him for envying humans. Of course, seeing as Data has been "shut off" and can't hear him, it seems pointless.
16th Jul '16 3:58:33 PM LadyJaneGrey
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No one is supposed to kick, stab, beat, or otherwise harm someone after they are down -- unless they are a villain, of course, then they are just [[KickTheSonOfABitch emphasizing how much of a bastard they are]]. In some cases this may cross the MoralEventHorizon if it is especially vicious and the writers [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown do not want us sympathizing with the one doing the kicking]]. The person who does this will almost never [[HeelFaceTurn turn good]], unless they have a spectacular moment of oh MyGodWhatHaveIDone.

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There's a fine line between UnsportsmanlikeGloating and being just plain nasty. No one is supposed to kick, stab, beat, or otherwise harm someone after they are down -- unless they are a villain, of course, then they are just [[KickTheSonOfABitch emphasizing how much of a bastard they are]]. In some cases this may cross the MoralEventHorizon if it is especially vicious and the writers [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown do not want us sympathizing with the one doing the kicking]]. The person who does this will almost never [[HeelFaceTurn turn good]], unless they have a spectacular moment of oh MyGodWhatHaveIDone.
5th Jul '16 11:45:20 AM WillBGood
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* From Music/Muse's "Liquid State": "Kick me when Iím down / Feed me poison, fill me till I drown." Though granted, it was a metaphor for his alcoholism.

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* From Music/Muse's Music/{{Muse}}'s "Liquid State": "Kick me when Iím down / Feed me poison, fill me till I drown." Though granted, it was a metaphor for his alcoholism.
19th Jun '16 7:09:40 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ''VideoGame/HybridHeaven'', with its unique action/turn-based combat system based around learning a massive variety of punches, kicks and throws, also included a selection of "newaza"[[note]]an untranslated term from Judo for ground moves[[/note]] attacks that could be performed on downed opponents, ranging from a simple soccer-ball kick to the head or [[FinishingStomp curb stomp,]] to [[WrestlerInAllOfUs an array of body drops or grabs and pins like an arm bar or crucifix hold]]. Since the only way of learning new techniques was [[AwesomenessByAnalysis to have them performed on you first]], obviously the enemies could do them to you too.
13th Jun '16 11:39:11 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Halloran'', Mickey recounts how a nurse abused a little girl, one of her charges, and then one of her brothers kicked her when she was down. He did not know any street kid who would kick a little girl when she'd been beat up.

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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Halloran'', ''Literature/MichaelOHalloran'', Mickey recounts how a nurse abused a little girl, one of her charges, and then one of her brothers kicked her when she was down. He did not know any street kid who would kick a little girl when she'd been beat up.
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