History Main / KicktheDog

10th May '18 3:30:14 PM Tehrannotaur
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->''"In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings."''

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->''"In the old days villains had moustaches and [[TropeNamers kicked the dog.dog]]. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings."''
18th Mar '18 6:37:35 PM Dravencour
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* The famous ''Franchise/NationalLampoon'' cover with the headline "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, We'll Kill This Dog" and a photo of a dog with a gun held to its head.

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* The famous ''Franchise/NationalLampoon'' cover with the headline "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, We'll Kill This Dog" and a photo of a dog with a gun held to its head. There's a reason that cover was chosen as the page image for AndYourLittleDogToo.
5th Mar '18 8:57:10 PM nombretomado
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* {{Team Starkid}} examples:

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28th Feb '18 10:10:38 PM Yukianesa
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': If she thinks she can get away with it, Cinder Fall won't hesitate to twist the knife a little more. In Volume 5 "The More The Merrier", Jaune and Cinder get into a fight. When Jaune ''barely grazes'' Cinder's face, Cinder undergoes a near VillainousBreakdown at some random (in her eyes) kid getting a lucky hit and, to mock his DeclarationOfProtection, retaliates by lobbing a spear through Weiss, who had already been beaten down in another fight.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': If she thinks she can get away with it, Cinder Fall won't hesitate to twist the knife a little more. In Volume 5 "The More The Merrier", Jaune and Cinder get into a fight. When Jaune ''barely grazes'' Cinder's face, Cinder undergoes a near VillainousBreakdown at some random (in her eyes) kid getting a lucky hit and, to mock his DeclarationOfProtection, retaliates by lobbing a spear through Weiss, who had already been beaten by Vernal to the point of total aura depletion and was clearly helpless. Weiss looks down at the spear jutting out of her body, gasping in another fight.pain and fear in a twisted repeat of how Pyrrha died, before she collapses and Jaune rushes to her. [[spoiler:Thanks to Jaune's Semblance, she gets better.]]
12th Feb '18 1:46:57 AM Cryoclaste
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* The famous ''NationalLampoon'' cover with the headline "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, We'll Kill This Dog" and a photo of a dog with a gun held to its head.

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* The famous ''NationalLampoon'' ''Franchise/NationalLampoon'' cover with the headline "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, We'll Kill This Dog" and a photo of a dog with a gun held to its head.
25th Jan '18 5:03:57 PM MagBas
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A sign that EvilIsPetty; not uncommon with the ChaoticEvil. Compare with CantGetAwayWithNuthin, AndYourLittleDogToo, KickThemWhileTheyAreDown, TheDogBitesBack, ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof, IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure. See "IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten" for when bad guys do a Kick The Dog test to make sure undercover heroes are really evil.

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A sign that EvilIsPetty; not uncommon with the ChaoticEvil.EvilIsPetty. Compare with CantGetAwayWithNuthin, AndYourLittleDogToo, KickThemWhileTheyAreDown, TheDogBitesBack, ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof, IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure. See "IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten" for when bad guys do a Kick The Dog test to make sure undercover heroes are really evil.
25th Jan '18 3:43:35 PM ANTMuddle
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A sign that EvilIsPetty. Compare with CantGetAwayWithNuthin, AndYourLittleDogToo, KickThemWhileTheyAreDown, TheDogBitesBack, ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof, IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure. See "IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten" for when bad guys do a Kick The Dog test to make sure undercover heroes are really evil.

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A sign that EvilIsPetty.EvilIsPetty; not uncommon with the ChaoticEvil. Compare with CantGetAwayWithNuthin, AndYourLittleDogToo, KickThemWhileTheyAreDown, TheDogBitesBack, ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof, IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure. See "IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten" for when bad guys do a Kick The Dog test to make sure undercover heroes are really evil.
14th Jan '18 10:50:26 AM Ihavenolife3
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What separates this trope from a character's other evil or cruel acts is that this bit of evil is gratuitous. It doesn't net the character anything or even advance the plot. The sole reason for this [[NarrativeBeats story beat]] existing is to place one or more characters squarely on the wrong side of the RuleOfEmpathy.

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What separates this trope from a character's other evil or cruel acts is that this bit of evil is gratuitous. It doesn't net get the character anything or even advance the plot. The sole reason for this [[NarrativeBeats story beat]] existing is to place one or more characters squarely on the wrong side of the RuleOfEmpathy.
11th Jan '18 5:49:32 PM cybertoy0
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: If she thinks she can get away with it, Cinder Fall won't hesitate to twist the knife a little more. In Volume 5 "The More The Merrier", Jaune and Cinder get into a fight. When Jaune ''barely grazes'' Cinder's face, Cinder undergoes a near VillainousBreakdown at some random (in her eyes) kid getting a lucky hit and, to mock his DeclarationOfProtection, retaliates by lobbing a spear through Weiss, who had already been beaten down in another fight.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': If she thinks she can get away with it, Cinder Fall won't hesitate to twist the knife a little more. In Volume 5 "The More The Merrier", Jaune and Cinder get into a fight. When Jaune ''barely grazes'' Cinder's face, Cinder undergoes a near VillainousBreakdown at some random (in her eyes) kid getting a lucky hit and, to mock his DeclarationOfProtection, retaliates by lobbing a spear through Weiss, who had already been beaten down in another fight.
11th Jan '18 8:31:47 AM cybertoy0
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