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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..
18th Mar '17 12:22:24 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]]). The fact that the Apostles themselves commit far greater crimes on a regular basis and against helpless people is the only thing that prevents it from being a MoralEventHorizon for Guts, but it certainly shows how twisted and blackened his soul is following the Eclipse.

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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]]). The fact 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 themselves commit far greater crimes on a regular basis and against helpless people is the only thing that prevents it from being a MoralEventHorizon are some of those monsters imaginable who were often caught by Guts committing atrocities for Guts, but kicks, they really have it certainly shows how twisted and blackened his soul is following the Eclipse.coming.
12th Mar '17 11:16:29 AM nombretomado
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* Happens in ''Manga/{{Vagabond}}'' after the rematch between [[MiyamotoMusashi Musashi]] and Inshun. [[spoiler:Subverted as Musashi was actually only hitting the ground next to the unconscious Inshun.]]

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* Happens in ''Manga/{{Vagabond}}'' after the rematch between [[MiyamotoMusashi [[UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi Musashi]] and Inshun. [[spoiler:Subverted as Musashi was actually only hitting the ground next to the unconscious Inshun.]]
28th Feb '17 2:19:00 AM CountDorku
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* The wound system in ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'' is an open endorsement of this. Enemies are unlikely to be taken out in one shot; without a critical hit, the odds of a given successful unsaved wound taking the target out of action are a mere one in three - less, if the target is a dwarf, with survivors being knocked down or stunned. However. Against a target who is already knocked down or stunned, you can bypass a couple of the usual rolls and take them out more easily. There are prohibitions on doing it if they have friends in the combat who are still active threats, at least; if you're facing two enemies and one is lying stunned on the ground, you have to buy some breathing room by fighting the other one before you can start the stabbing.
18th Feb '17 4:30:01 AM Nintendoman01
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** Spopovich vs. Videl fight, when Videl finally manages to concede that she's in over her head against the magically-enhanced Spopovich and lets herself get thrown out of the ring... only for Spopovich to grab her leg in mid-air and toss her back in, returning her to a CurbStompBattle that seemed to be doing its damnedest to rival the aforementioned Frieza vs. Vegeta example in sheer brutality.

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** Spopovich vs. Videl fight, when Videl finally manages to concede that she's in over her head against the magically-enhanced Spopovich and lets herself get thrown out of the ring... only for Spopovich to grab her leg in mid-air and toss her back in, returning her to a CurbStompBattle that seemed to be doing its damnedest to rival the aforementioned Frieza vs. Vegeta example in sheer brutality. Spopovich is only stopped from killing Videl outright by his partner Yamu, who's [[EvenEvilHasStandards disgusted by it]]:
-->'''Yamu''': ''Enough'', Spopovich! (''With a look of genuine pity and sadness for Videl'') This isn't what we came here to do; ring-out the girl and finish this match.


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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': After running Kirito through with his own sword, Sugou/Oberon decides to twist the knife by first changing the Pain Absorber to torture him, then to mess with him even further by [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil molesting]] [[LoveInterest Asuna]] right in front of him. Later, when he attacks Kirito in the real world, he literally kicks him repeatedly after Kirito falls to the ground.
17th Feb '17 11:42:13 AM superboy313
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** The fight between Vegeta and Frieza has plenty of this too. Even after beating Vegeta so hard he can't move, Frieza picks him up by his hair and gleefully continues to beat the hell out of him. Later, he wraps his tail around Vegeta's neck and uses him as a punching bag for several minutes.
** Goku of all people does this to Frieza, although [[BreakThemByTalking with words until of his fists]]. After Frieza fails to gain immortality on the Dragon Balls since he can't speak Namekian, Goku spends several minutes rubbing his face about his failure despite being so close and goes into detail about how the Dragon Balls were used to revived all his victims and everyone was wished back to Earth except for them. Then, after Frieza burns himself out because he isn't used to fighting for so long at his full power and can't even touch Goku anymore, Goku gives him a brutal TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, which ends with Goku saying that he wants [[CruelMercy Frieza to suffer for the rest of his life knowing that he lost to monkey]].

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** '''Dear God.''' The fight between Vegeta and Frieza has plenty of is this too. taken to an all-time high. Even after beating up Vegeta so hard that he can't move, move anymore, Frieza picks him up by his hair and gleefully continues to beat the hell out of him. Later, he wraps his tail around Vegeta's neck and uses him as a punching bag for several minutes.
** Goku of all people does this to Frieza, although [[BreakThemByTalking with words until of his fists]]. After Frieza fails to gain immortality on the Dragon Balls since he can't speak Namekian, Goku spends several minutes rubbing his face about his failure despite being so close and goes into detail about how the Dragon Balls were used to revived all his victims and everyone was wished back to Earth except for them. Then, after Frieza burns himself out because he isn't used to fighting for so long at his full power and can't even touch Goku anymore, Goku gives him a brutal TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, which ends with Goku saying that he wants [[CruelMercy Frieza to suffer for the rest of his life knowing that he lost to monkey]].a "monkey"]].
14th Jan '17 7:23:48 AM Gosicrystal
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** ''VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour'' of course had it as a game mechanic to finish off incapacitated but still living enemies [[spoiler:which ironically you ''don't'' want to do, as actually killing so much as one enemy in this manner makes it impossible to [[LostForever get the best ending]].]]

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** ''VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour'' of course had it as a game mechanic to finish off incapacitated but still living enemies [[spoiler:which ironically you ''don't'' want to do, as actually killing so much as one enemy in this manner makes it impossible to [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent get the best ending]].]]
19th Dec '16 6:53:48 PM wootzits
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Kotarou Inugami suggests this trope to Negi Springfield during their fight with [[InvincibleHero Jack Rakan]], but he decides not to, not due to [[HonorBeforeReason any sense of fairness]], but rather that he was pretty sure [[NighInvulnerability Rakan was faking it.]]

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Kotarou Inugami suggests this trope to Negi Springfield during their fight with [[InvincibleHero Jack Rakan]], but ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' - Ladd Russo demonstrates just what a crazy bastard he is when he decides to take a whack at a downed opponent not to, not due to [[HonorBeforeReason any sense of fairness]], once or twice but rather ''forty-seven times'', entirely for [[ForTheEvulz shits and giggles]].
* 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]]). The fact
that he was pretty sure [[NighInvulnerability Rakan was faking it.]]the Apostles themselves commit far greater crimes on a regular basis and against helpless people is the only thing that prevents it from being a MoralEventHorizon for Guts, but it certainly shows how twisted and blackened his soul is following the Eclipse.
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Rock is the victim of this when [[SmugSnake Chaka]] is trying to provoke his bodyguard and partner [[DarkActionGirl Revy]] into a quickdraw duel, so punches him in the gut and starts taunting and kicking him whilst he's on the floor writhing in pain and gasping for breath, until their bosses arrive.
* Nnoitra did this to Ichigo in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' [[spoiler:just after Ichigo defeated Grimmjow. Nnoitra then received a KarmicDeath thanks to someone who presents more of a challenge than a half-dead Ichi: [[SociopathicHero Zaraki]] [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]]]].
** Also done by [[spoiler:Gin]] towards [[spoiler:his MoralityPet Rangiku. He faked it]]. Kira Izuru claims this is one of the main strategies of the third division. Then again, even Rukia advised Ichigo to follow the ''attack from behind [[SurvivalMantra mantra]]''.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Anastasia is a CombatPragmatist and will hit a helpless enemy [[spoiler:or a former ally, in the case of Sasuke.]]
* Miata in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' is clearly established to be [[PsychopathicManchild insane]] after she keeps stabbing a dead Yoma after (quite viciously) killing it. The implication is that she doesn't realize it's dead, as she's [[AxCrazy just a bit off her rocker]].



* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' - Yami Yugi of all people does this to Weevil Underwood (of all people). He kept attacking Weevil with Berserker Soul even after his Life Points hit zero, and would have kept going if Tea hadn't stopped him.
** While it might still be unjustified, Weevil had pulled a cruel trick on Yami (which was also this trope) so in a way, he kind of deserved it. Yami just went a little too far.
* Nnoitra did this to Ichigo in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' [[spoiler:just after Ichigo defeated Grimmjow. Nnoitra then received a KarmicDeath thanks to someone who presents more of a challenge than a half-dead Ichi: [[SociopathicHero Zaraki]] [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]]]].\\
\\
Also done by [[spoiler:Gin]] towards [[spoiler: his MoralityPet Rangiku. He faked it]]. Kira Izuru claims this is one of the main strategies of the third division. Then again, even Rukia advised Ichigo to follow the ''attack from behind [[SurvivalMantra mantra]]''.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' - Yami Yugi Ian from ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'' has a pretty long spurt of all people this. First, he borderline {{Mind Rape}}s Jeremy to get him to confess to [[spoiler:tampering with Greg's car, which kills both Greg and Sandra]] even though Jeremy is obviously having trouble dealing with his mother's death. He then does it again after [[spoiler:Jeremy confesses to tampering with the car, but also to the fact that Greg had been beating and raping him]], but this to Weevil Underwood (of all people). He kept attacking Weevil with Berserker Soul even time accuses Jeremy of [[spoiler:lying about the entire thing, saying that the car must have been dysfunctional.]] Luckily, Ian eventually turns {{Adopt the Dog}} after his Life Points hit zero, and would have kept going if Tea hadn't stopped him.
MyGodWhatHaveIDone.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan''
** While it might still be unjustified, Weevil had pulled a cruel trick on Yami (which was also this trope) so in a way, he kind of deserved it. Yami just went a little too far.
* Nnoitra did this to Ichigo in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' [[spoiler:just
A newly evolved Level 2 slashed Kanda severely after Ichigo defeated Grimmjow. Nnoitra disguising himself as an accompanying Finder, after punching Kanda through several walls and then received a KarmicDeath thanks holding him pinned to someone who presents more of a challenge than a half-dead Ichi: [[SociopathicHero Zaraki]] [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]]]].\\
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Also
another wall.
** Tyki has
done by [[spoiler:Gin]] towards this twice. Firstly when Allen was completely worn out from trying to save Suman and had injuries to both his arms, when Tyki [[spoiler: seemingly destroys Allen's [[EmpathicWeapon Innocence]] and then plants a flesh-eating golem to bite a hole in his MoralityPet Rangiku. He faked it]]. Kira Izuru claims this is one of heart, meaning to kill him - well, he had been sent to assassinate Allen]]. Secondly in the main strategies of Ark arc, when Tyki's alternate form is triggered and he wipes the third division. Then again, even Rukia advised Ichigo floor with Allen and Lavi. He beats them up and then sets to follow the ''attack choking Lenalee, who is unable to fight back effectively due to her injuries from behind [[SurvivalMantra mantra]]''.an earlier battle, to near death.



* Miata in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' is clearly established to be [[PsychopathicManchild insane]] after she keeps stabbing a dead Yoma after (quite viciously) killing it. The implication is that she doesn't realize it's dead, as she's [[AxCrazy just a bit off her rocker]].
* [[SmugSnake Spandam]] in his arc in ''Manga/OnePiece'' does this to [[BrokenBird Nico Robin]] after capturing her, all the while [[EvilGloating gloating]] about the [[spoiler:genocide at Ohara, that happened when Robin was 8 and that she was the only survivor of]]. (Also to [[{{Cyborg}} Franky]], albeit to a lesser extent.) He even kicks poor Robin down the stairs, and somehow his small DracoInLeatherPants fandom mostly doesn't mind and considers that to add to his [[EvilIsSexy perceived sexiness]].
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' - Ladd Russo demonstrates just what a crazy bastard he is when he decides to take a whack at a downed opponent not once or twice but ''forty-seven times'', entirely for [[ForTheEvulz shits and giggles]].
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Maxie and Archie ''love'' doing this. They left [[spoiler:Courtney]]'s corpse underneath fallen rubble (they pulled [[spoiler:her]] into it first), had [[spoiler:Norman]]'s dead/dying body go up in flames, beat the shit of Wallace after he was forced to [[PutDownYourGunAndStepAway stand down to save his love interest]], and stomped on Ruby's Feebas several times over. Though it should be noted that they'd been driven insane by the power of the Red & Blue Orbs and so might not have done this sort of stuff prior...
** [[spoiler:After Alder's Accelgor is all but barbecued by a seriously powerful fire attack, it weakly limps to what it thinks is its trainer calling out to it and offering it healing. Turns out it's really a Zorua using its Illusion ability. The Accelgor ''cries''.]]
** Team Rocket in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' did this to Ash's Sceptile while it was having a HeroicBSOD, having Cacnea and Seviper hit it over and over with Poison Tail and Needle Arm because it couldn't fight back while trying to protect the Meganium that it had a crush on.
** They also did this in "Pallet Party Panic!", when after getting away with Pikachu, they decide to bombard the tournament afterparty from above, terrorizing all the hapless citizens. They make the mistake of pissing off Charizard by [[LostFoodGrievance destroying the table of food he is eyeing]]. Charizard promptly gives them their just desserts.
** Ash and co aren't immune to this either. Even when the trio were on the verge of surrender or retreating, the heroes would insist they hadn't suffered enough until barraging them enough to initiate their usual "blasting off". Subverted in ''Best Wishes'', even when they try to do it, Team Rocket usually use their jet packs to make a successful escape.
* A variation: In the Japanese version of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', when Edo Phoenix defeats Judai, with an attack so powerful it sends Judai flying and ''renders him partially blind'', Edo roars, "Disappear, trash!"
* ''Manga/DGrayMan''
** A newly evolved Level 2 slashed Kanda severely after disguising himself as an accompanying Finder, after punching Kanda through several walls and then holding him pinned to another wall.
** Tyki has done this twice. Firstly when Allen was completely worn out from trying to save Suman and had injuries to both his arms, when Tyki [[spoiler: seemingly destroys Allen's [[EmpathicWeapon Innocence]] and then plants a flesh-eating golem to bite a hole in his heart, meaning to kill him - well, he had been sent to assassinate Allen]]. Secondly in the Ark arc, when Tyki's alternate form is triggered and he wipes the floor with Allen and Lavi. He beats them up and then sets to choking Lenalee, who is unable to fight back effectively due to her injuries from an earlier battle, to near death.
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' several characters will do this. For example Genma and Soun both will attack Happosai when he is down. Of course, Happosai usually deserves it.
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Rock is the victim of this when [[SmugSnake Chaka]] is trying to provoke his bodyguard and partner [[DarkActionGirl Revy]] into a quickdraw duel, so punches him in the gut and starts taunting and kicking him whilst he's on the floor writhing in pain and gasping for breath, until their bosses arrive.



* Done to Sting in ''Manga/FairyTail''. After experiencing a FreakOut over what looked like [[spoiler:the death of his closest friend]], Minerva informs him that she actually saved him in time. When Sting starts crying all over again and thanks her, she snaps at him for crying and lets him know that she's actually holding [[spoiler:Lector]] hostage until Sting helps them win an ongoing tournament, going as far as to threaten to kill him if Sting tries anything. Considering that they were already allies. Sting is understandably shocked by this.
* The second half of ''Anime/GaReiZero'' is this trope happening repeatedly to Yomi, the biggest example being [[spoiler:her fiance's father breaking off the ArrangedMarriage while she's crippled and mute]].
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', Wufei defeats Noin after bombing the base where she trains mobile suit recruits. He then refuses to kill her because she's a woman, and proceeds to insult her before leaving.
-->'''Chang Wufei''': Are you listening, woman? Huh? [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You saw that I was a kid, and you underestimated me. You're a weak soldier.]] I don't kill bleeding hearts or women.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Oh, dear ''god'' does Zorin Blitz love this trope. [[spoiler:After {{mind rap|e}}ing Seras, she cut her arm off, stabbed her, and [[EyeScream tore her eyes out!!]]]] Zorin's a nightmare. Full stop.
* In ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'' [[spoiler:Masaki pretends to do this to Yuu after their CurbStompBattle in order to fool the watching thugs into letting them leave.]]



* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', Wufei defeats Noin after bombing the base where she trains mobile suit recruits. He then refuses to kill her because she's a woman, and proceeds to insult her before leaving.
-->'''Chang Wufei''': Are you listening, woman? Huh? [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You saw that I was a kid, and you underestimated me. You're a weak soldier.]] I don't kill bleeding hearts or women.
* In ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'' [[spoiler: Masaki pretends to do this to Yuu after their CurbStompBattle in order to fool the watching thugs into letting them leave.]]

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', Wufei defeats Noin after bombing the base where she trains mobile suit recruits. He then refuses to kill her because she's a woman, and proceeds to insult her before leaving.
-->'''Chang Wufei''': Are you listening, woman? Huh? [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You saw that I was a kid, and you underestimated me. You're a weak soldier.]] I don't kill bleeding hearts or women.
* In ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'' [[spoiler: Masaki pretends to do
''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Kotarou Inugami suggests this trope to Yuu after Negi Springfield during their CurbStompBattle in order fight with [[InvincibleHero Jack Rakan]], but he decides not to, not due to fool the watching thugs into letting them leave.[[HonorBeforeReason any sense of fairness]], but rather that he was pretty sure [[NighInvulnerability Rakan was faking it.]]



* 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]]). The fact that the Apostles themselves commit far greater crimes on a regular basis and against helpless people is the only thing that prevents it from being a MoralEventHorizon for Guts, but it certainly shows how twisted and blackened his soul is following the Eclipse.

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts [[SmugSnake Spandam]] in his arc in ''Manga/OnePiece'' does this to [[BrokenBird Nico Robin]] after capturing her, all the Apostles whenever he defeats one. He casually shoots while [[EvilGloating gloating]] about the bisected but still alive Baron full of crossbow bolts, [[spoiler:genocide at Ohara, that happened when Robin was 8 and stabs that she was the mutilated Count in only survivor of]]. (Also to [[{{Cyborg}} Franky]], albeit to a lesser extent.) He even kicks poor Robin down the face dozens of times with a knife ([[MadeOfIron which still stairs, and somehow his small DracoInLeatherPants fandom mostly doesn't kill them]]). The fact mind and considers that to add to his [[EvilIsSexy perceived sexiness]].
* Team Rocket in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' did this to Ash's Sceptile while it was having a HeroicBSOD, having Cacnea and Seviper hit it over and over with Poison Tail and Needle Arm because it couldn't fight back while trying to protect
the Apostles themselves commit far greater crimes on a regular basis and against helpless people is the only thing Meganium that prevents it had a crush on.
** They also did this in "Pallet Party Panic!", when after getting away with Pikachu, they decide to bombard the tournament afterparty
from above, terrorizing all the hapless citizens. They make the mistake of pissing off Charizard by [[LostFoodGrievance destroying the table of food he is eyeing]]. Charizard promptly gives them their just desserts.
** Ash and co. aren't immune to this either. Even when the trio were on the verge of surrender or retreating, the heroes would insist they hadn't suffered enough until barraging them enough to initiate their usual "blasting off". Subverted in ''Best Wishes'', even when they try to do it, Team Rocket usually use their jet packs to make a successful escape.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Maxie and Archie ''love'' doing this. They left [[spoiler:Courtney]]'s corpse underneath fallen rubble (they pulled [[spoiler:her]] into it first), had [[spoiler:Norman]]'s dead/dying body go up in flames, beat the shit of Wallace after he was forced to [[PutDownYourGunAndStepAway stand down to save his love interest]], and stomped on Ruby's Feebas several times over. Though it should be noted that they'd been driven insane by the power of the Red & Blue Orbs and so might not have done this sort of stuff prior...
** [[spoiler:After Alder's Accelgor is all but barbecued by a seriously powerful fire attack, it weakly limps to what it thinks is its trainer calling out to it and offering it healing. Turns out it's really a Zorua using its Illusion ability. The Accelgor ''cries''.]]
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' several characters will do this. For example Genma and Soun both will attack Happosai when he is down. Of course, Happosai usually deserves it.
* In ''Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi'', [[{{Yandere}} Hatori]] proceeds to do a rather nasty one to Yanase in [[WhamEpisode episode]][[TearJerker 16]]. [[spoiler:Sure Yanase already [[CryCute broke down crying]] [[AllLoveisUnrequited after
being a MoralEventHorizon for Guts, rejected]] by [[OblivioustoLove Chiaki]] ''a second time'' but was it certainly shows how twisted necessary to break into his house and blackened then pin him into the wall proceeding to beat the shit out of him in his soul is following the Eclipse.own house when he [[HeroicBSOD practically shut down?!]]]] Thank god Chiaki stopped it before it got worse.



* In ''Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi'', [[{{Yandere}} Hatori]] proceeds to do a rather nasty one to Yanase in [[WhamEpisode episode]][[TearJerker 16]]. [[spoiler: Sure Yanase already [[CryCute broke down crying]] [[AllLoveisUnrequited after being rejected]] by [[OblivioustoLove Chiaki]] ''a second time'' but was it necessary to break into his house and then pin him into the wall proceeding to beat the shit out of him in his own house when he [[HeroicBSOD practically shut down?!]]]] Thank god Chiaki stopped it before it got worse.
* Done to Sting in ''Manga/FairyTail''. After experiencing a FreakOut over what looked like [[spoiler:the death of his closest friend]], Minerva informs him that she actually saved him in time. When Sting starts crying all over again and thanks her, she snaps at him for crying and lets him know that she's actually holding [[spoiler:Lector]] hostage until Sting helps them win an ongoing tournament, going as far as to threaten to kill him if Sting tries anything. Considering that they were already allies. Sting is understandably shocked by this.
* Oh, dear ''god'' does [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Zorin Blitz]] love this trope. [[spoiler: After {{mind rap|e}}ing Seras, she cut her arm off, stabbed her, and [[EyeScream tore her eyes out!!]]]] Zorin's a nightmare. Full stop.

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* In ''Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi'', [[{{Yandere}} Hatori]] proceeds Lunatic from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' has a habit of doing this to do a rather nasty one to Yanase in [[WhamEpisode episode]][[TearJerker 16]]. [[spoiler: Sure Yanase the criminals he executes when they are already [[CryCute broke down crying]] [[AllLoveisUnrequited arrested, defeated or otherwise neutralized such as the prisoners he killed in episode 6 and [[spoiler:Maverick after being rejected]] by [[OblivioustoLove Chiaki]] ''a second time'' but was it necessary to break into his house and then pin him into the wall proceeding to beat the shit out of him in he wiped his own house when he [[HeroicBSOD practically shut down?!]]]] Thank god Chiaki stopped it before it got worse.
* Done to Sting in ''Manga/FairyTail''. After experiencing a FreakOut over what looked like [[spoiler:the death of his closest friend]], Minerva informs him that she actually saved him in time. When Sting starts crying all over again and thanks her, she snaps at him for crying and lets him know that she's actually holding [[spoiler:Lector]] hostage until Sting helps them win an ongoing tournament, going as far as to threaten to kill him if Sting tries anything. Considering that they were already allies. Sting is understandably shocked by this.
* Oh, dear ''god'' does [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Zorin Blitz]] love this trope. [[spoiler: After {{mind rap|e}}ing Seras, she cut her arm off, stabbed her, and [[EyeScream tore her eyes out!!]]]] Zorin's a nightmare. Full stop.
mind]].



* Ian from ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'' has a pretty long spurt of this. First, he borderline {{Mind Rape}}s Jeremy to get him to confess to [[spoiler: tampering with Greg's car, which kills both Greg and Sandra]] even though Jeremy is obviously having trouble dealing with his mother's death. He then does it again after [[spoiler: Jeremy confesses to tampering with the car, but also to the fact that Greg had been beating and raping him]], but this time accuses Jeremy of [[spoiler: lying about the entire thing, saying that the car must have been dysfunctional.]] Luckily, Ian eventually turns {{Adopt the Dog}} after his MyGodWhatHaveIDone.
* Lunatic from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' has a habit of doing this to the criminals he executes when they are already arrested, defeated or otherwise neutralized such as the prisoners he killed in episode 6 and [[spoiler: Maverick after he wiped his own mind]].
* The second half of ''Anime/GaReiZero'' is this trope happening repeatedly to Yomi, the biggest example being [[spoiler:her fiance's father breaking off the ArrangedMarriage while she's crippled and mute]].
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Anastasia is a CombatPragmatist and will hit a helpless enemy [[spoiler:or a former ally, in the case of Sasuke.]]

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* Ian from ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'' has a pretty long spurt ''Anime/YuGiOh'' - Yami Yugi of this. First, he borderline {{Mind Rape}}s Jeremy all people does this to get him to confess to [[spoiler: tampering Weevil Underwood (of all people). He kept attacking Weevil with Greg's car, which kills both Greg and Sandra]] Berserker Soul even though Jeremy is obviously having trouble dealing with his mother's death. He then does it again after [[spoiler: Jeremy confesses to tampering with the car, but also to the fact that Greg had been beating and raping him]], but this time accuses Jeremy of [[spoiler: lying about the entire thing, saying that the car must have been dysfunctional.]] Luckily, Ian eventually turns {{Adopt the Dog}} after his MyGodWhatHaveIDone.
* Lunatic from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' has
Life Points hit zero, and would have kept going if Tea hadn't stopped him.
** While it might still be unjustified, Weevil had pulled
a habit of doing cruel trick on Yami (which was also this to trope) so in a way, he kind of deserved it. Yami just went a little too far.
* A variation: In
the criminals he executes Japanese version of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', when they are already arrested, defeated or otherwise neutralized such as the prisoners he killed in episode 6 Edo Phoenix defeats Judai, with an attack so powerful it sends Judai flying and [[spoiler: Maverick after he wiped his own mind]].
* The second half of ''Anime/GaReiZero'' is this trope happening repeatedly to Yomi, the biggest example being [[spoiler:her fiance's father breaking off the ArrangedMarriage while she's crippled and mute]].
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Anastasia is a CombatPragmatist and will hit a helpless enemy [[spoiler:or a former ally, in the case of Sasuke.]]
''renders him partially blind'', Edo roars, "Disappear, trash!"



* ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' - In "Five Years Later", the serial killer Roxxas [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII (no relation)]] was attempting to kill the Legion when he found Mekt Ranzz, the villainous brother to Legionnaires Lightning Lad and Lightning Lass/Light Lass. Believing him to be after the Legion, Roxxas tries to strike a deal, splitting up the Legionnaires they could kill; when Mekt, who has reformed, tries to stop him from killing, Roxxas brings him down and, complaining that he would have shared, kicks him while he is unconscious.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' - In "Five Years Later", the serial killer Roxxas [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII (no relation)]] was attempting to kill the Legion when he found Mekt Ranzz, the villainous brother to Legionnaires Lightning Lad and Lightning Lass/Light Lass. Believing him to be after the Legion, Roxxas tries to strike a deal, splitting up the Legionnaires they could kill; when Mekt, who has reformed, tries to stop him from killing, Roxxas brings him down and, complaining that he would have shared, kicks him while he is unconscious.



* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. In the climactic battle, Po has thoroughly beaten Tai Lung physically and emotionally, with obvious wounds on the villain as he struggles in helpless bewilderment towards Po to ask how this is all possible. Instead of answering, knocks him out and sends him sailing.[[note]]Thanks to the DistantReactionShot which turns this into a TakeOurWordForIt moment, we don't know he dies -- we don't even ever see exactly what the Wuxi Finger Hold does for sure. This could well be a SequelHook (since WordOfGod says they're working on one right now), which means the [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]] might still happen. Even so, and even taking into account that humiliating Tai Lung might be the only way to beat him (turning the strength of his pride against him), this could very well count as some serious MoralDissonance.[[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. In the climactic battle, Po has thoroughly beaten Tai Lung physically and emotionally, with obvious wounds on the villain as he struggles in helpless bewilderment towards Po to ask how this is all possible. Instead of answering, Po knocks him out and sends him sailing.[[note]]Thanks to the DistantReactionShot which turns this into a TakeOurWordForIt moment, we don't know he dies -- we don't even ever see exactly what the Wuxi Finger Hold does for sure. This could well be a SequelHook (since WordOfGod says they're working on one right now), which means the [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]] might still happen. Even so, and even taking into account that humiliating Tai Lung might be the only way to beat him (turning the strength of his pride against him), this could very well count as some serious MoralDissonance.[[/note]]



* The famous pen scene in ''Film/{{Casino}}'', where Nicky alternates between kicking and repeatedly stabbing his target with a pen even though he's already on the ground.
* [[MonsterClown The Joker]] does this with gusto to Franchise/{{Bat|man}}s in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', with a crowbar after he had just been attacked by a pack of Rottweilers. Possibly justifiable there, as... well, he is the Goddamn Batman -- he doesn't stay down too easily.
* Mitch tries to do this to Slim in ''Film/{{Enough}}''. Fortunately for her, her self-defense teacher had prepared her for this situation.
-->'''Instructor''': ''He's standing over you. He thinks he's won. And as sure as he's a coward, he will try to kick you.''
* In ''{{Film/Equilibrium}}'', John Preston has experienced a truly traumatising scene of Mary's execution. After collapsing in tears on the steps outside out of the Halls of Destruction, he finds Brandt practically gloating above him. He's arrested, and [[KicktheDog promptly beaten to a crap whilst Brandt reminds everyone of the scum he is in public before taking him to DuPont]].



* While we're at it, how about Lex Luthor viciously kicking the ever-loving crap out of Superman in ''Film/SupermanReturns''?
* And Davy Jones in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', [[spoiler:stabbing Will Turner after he's both defeated and fearing for Elizabeth's life -- with the sword Will made in the first film, no less. Jones gets his just deserts a few minutes later]].
* [[MonsterClown The Joker]] does this with gusto to Franchise/{{Bat|man}}s in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', with a crowbar after he had just been attacked by a pack of Rottweilers. Possibly justifiable there, as... well, he is the Goddamn Batman -- he doesn't stay down too easily.
* Mitch tries to do this to Slim in ''Film/{{Enough}}''. Fortunately for her, her self-defense teacher had prepared her for this situation.
-->'''Instructor''': ''He's standing over you. He thinks he's won. And as sure as he's a coward, he will try to kick you.''



* In ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' the eponymous villain waits until Godzilla is grieving over his son's death, then attacks him, establishing itself as one of the most hated monsters in the franchise.
* A favorite of mob movies beatdowns, kicking a person who's already on the floor is a good way to showcase the brutality of the characters doing the kicking. Most memorably used in the Billy Batts scene in ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' where Jimmy and Tommy just batter the hell out of their victim.



* A favorite of mob movies beatdowns, kicking a person who's already on the floor is a good way to showcase the brutality of the characters doing the kicking. Most memorably used in the Billy Batts scene in ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' where Jimmy and Tommy just batter the hell out of their victim. Also in the famous pen scene in ''Film/{{Casino}}'', where Nicky alternates between kicking and repeatedly stabbing his target with a pen even though he's already on the ground.
* Remarkably enough, this is ''averted'' by the jerkass protagonist of ''[[{{Literature/Flashman}} Royal Flash]],'' whose motto is "Never kick a man when he's down; he might get up."
* In ''Film/StreetsOfFire'', this is done to the hero, Tom Cody, by BigBad Raven Shaddock. Cause he's awesome, Cody pulls through and wins the fight anyway.

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* A favorite of mob movies beatdowns, kicking Viktor Cherevin does this to a random person who's already on the floor is a good way to showcase the brutality of the characters doing the kicking. Most memorably used in the Billy Batts his introductory scene in ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' where Jimmy and Tommy just batter the hell out of their victim. Also in the famous pen scene in ''Film/{{Casino}}'', where Nicky alternates between kicking and repeatedly stabbing his target with a pen even though he's already on the ground.
* Remarkably enough, this is ''averted'' by the jerkass protagonist of ''[[{{Literature/Flashman}} Royal Flash]],'' whose motto is "Never kick a man when he's down; he might get up."
* In ''Film/StreetsOfFire'', this is done to the hero, Tom Cody, by BigBad Raven Shaddock. Cause he's awesome, Cody pulls through and wins the fight anyway.
''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit''.



* In ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'', "Little Bill" Daggett does this when dispensing justice on out-of-towners. He beats and kicks English Bob as well as William Munney for coming to town as hired guns. In the latter case, Bill didn't even ''know'' he was a hired gun at the time; he was just an out-of-towner who happened to be carrying a firearm.
* Used gloriously in ''Film/UniversalSoldierRegeneration''. Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski stars and his primary fighting style seems to be sitting on your chest and smashing your face. In UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts, this is called "ground and pound."
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. The title character kicks a golf course security guard after Sistah Girl knocks the guard out. Later in the film, he apparently literally curb-stomps a knocked down guard... only to reveal that he in fact crushed the guard's bag of Cheetos. [[FelonyMisdemeanor It was his last bag.]]
* In ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' the eponymous villain waits until Godzilla is grieving over his son's death, then attacks him, establishing itself as one of the most hated monsters in the franchise.

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* In ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'', "Little Bill" Daggett does this when dispensing justice on out-of-towners. He beats ''Film/TheLegendOfFrenchieKing'': Doesn't happen during the CatFight, but there's a different scene where Maria is passed out and kicks English Bob as well as William Munney for coming to town as hired guns. In Louise takes the latter case, Bill didn't even ''know'' he was a hired gun at the time; he was just an out-of-towner who happened chance to be carrying slap her around a firearm.
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* Used gloriously And Davy Jones in ''Film/UniversalSoldierRegeneration''. Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski stars and his primary fighting style seems to be sitting on your chest and smashing your face. In UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts, this is called "ground and pound."
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. The title character kicks a golf course security guard
''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', [[spoiler:stabbing Will Turner after Sistah Girl knocks he's both defeated and fearing for Elizabeth's life -- with the guard out. Later sword Will made in the first film, he apparently literally curb-stomps a knocked down guard... only to reveal that he in fact crushed the guard's bag of Cheetos. [[FelonyMisdemeanor It was no less. Jones gets his last bag.]]
* In ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' the eponymous villain waits until Godzilla is grieving over his son's death, then attacks him, establishing itself as one of the most hated monsters in the franchise.
just deserts a few minutes later]].



* In ''Film/StreetsOfFire'', this is done to the hero, Tom Cody, by BigBad Raven Shaddock. Cause he's awesome, Cody pulls through and wins the fight anyway.
* Lex Luthor viciously kicking the ever-loving crap out of Superman in ''Film/SupermanReturns''.
* Remarkably enough, this is ''averted'' by the jerkass protagonist of ''[[{{Literature/Flashman}} Royal Flash]],'' whose motto is "Never kick a man when he's down; he might get up."



* In ''{{Film/Equilibrium}}'', John Preston has experienced a truly traumatising scene of Mary's execution. After collapsing in tears on the steps outside out of the Halls of Destruction, he finds Brandt practically gloating above him. He's arrested, and [[KicktheDog promptly beaten to a crap whilst Brandt reminds everyone of the scum he is in public before taking him to DuPont]].
* Viktor Cherevin does this to a random person in his introductory scene in ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit''.

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* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. The title character kicks a golf course security guard after Sistah Girl knocks the guard out. Later in the film, he apparently literally curb-stomps a knocked down guard... only to reveal that he in fact crushed the guard's bag of Cheetos. [[FelonyMisdemeanor It was his last bag.]]
* In ''{{Film/Equilibrium}}'', John Preston has experienced a truly traumatising scene of Mary's execution. After collapsing in tears on the steps outside out of the Halls of Destruction, he finds Brandt practically gloating above him. He's arrested, and [[KicktheDog promptly beaten to a crap whilst Brandt reminds everyone of the scum he is in public before taking him to DuPont]].
* Viktor Cherevin
''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'', "Little Bill" Daggett does this when dispensing justice on out-of-towners. He beats and kicks English Bob as well as William Munney for coming to town as hired guns. In the latter case, Bill didn't even ''know'' he was a random person hired gun at the time; he was just an out-of-towner who happened to be carrying a firearm.
* Used gloriously
in ''Film/UniversalSoldierRegeneration''. Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski stars and his introductory scene in ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit''.primary fighting style seems to be sitting on your chest and smashing your face. In UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts, this is called "ground and pound."
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', just about everyone currently missing-in-action via HeroicSacrifice gets this treatment, courtesy of the sheer HappyEndingOverride of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. Master Xehanort's ButForMeItWasTuesday and EvilGloating regarding them certainly don't help, either.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', just about everyone currently missing-in-action via HeroicSacrifice gets this treatment, courtesy of the sheer HappyEndingOverride of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. And Master Xehanort's ButForMeItWasTuesday and EvilGloating regarding them about said characters certainly don't doesn't help, either.
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