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18th Jun '16 3:29:46 PM Mitis
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Moral Decay", this happens to Buttercup, who, after learning that the tooth fairy gives money in exchange for teeth, decides to amass a fortune by knocking out villains' teeth unprovoked. Her sisters Blossom and Bubbles both agree that she needs to be taught a lesson, so they let the toothless villains get even with Buttercup by knocking her teeth out. In addition, Buttercup ends up losing all the money she obtained through her scheme when Professor Utonium uses it to pay her dental bills.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Moral Decay", this happens to Buttercup, who, after learning that the tooth fairy gives money in exchange for teeth, decides to amass a fortune by knocking out villains' teeth. For a while, it's just her going for the teeth unprovoked.in her everyday routine as a heroine, so it's not exactly punishable. But then, after a day of no bad guys attacking, she goes and beats up villains for their teeth without them doing anything. Her sisters Blossom and Bubbles both agree that she needs to be taught a lesson, so they let the toothless villains get even with Buttercup by knocking her teeth out. In addition, Buttercup ends up losing all the money she obtained through her scheme when Professor Utonium uses it to pay her dental bills.
8th Jun '16 9:56:33 AM Willbyr
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* Every ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' villain (except Beerus) falls "victim" to this trope, usually via KickTheDog that invokes a HeroicSecondWind.

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* Every ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' villain (except Beerus) falls "victim" to this trope, usually via KickTheDog that invokes a HeroicSecondWind.



* Probably about 90%-95% of the death toll or sufferers of AFateWorseThanDeath in ''FrankenFran'' are the result of this, although some of them are rather excessive. Chapter 10 is probably the worst here. An arrogant germophobe who sees the rest of humanity as immoral, filthy fools who need to be educated and improved by the "elite" gets swarmed by cockroaches, nearly raped, has all her skin burned off, and gets skin grafts made from cockroach exoskeletons. The stress causes her to go insane and try to tear off her skin. An epilogue page in the collection shows her to have recovered from her insanity and attempt to remove her own skin... only for the graft to have gone wrong and her face to be covered in living, twitching cockroach legs.

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* Probably about 90%-95% of the death toll or sufferers of AFateWorseThanDeath in ''FrankenFran'' ''Manga/FrankenFran'' are the result of this, although some of them are rather excessive. Chapter 10 is probably the worst here. An arrogant germophobe who sees the rest of humanity as immoral, filthy fools who need to be educated and improved by the "elite" gets swarmed by cockroaches, nearly raped, has all her skin burned off, and gets skin grafts made from cockroach exoskeletons. The stress causes her to go insane and try to tear off her skin. An epilogue page in the collection shows her to have recovered from her insanity and attempt to remove her own skin... only for the graft to have gone wrong and her face to be covered in living, twitching cockroach legs.
7th Jun '16 10:32:46 AM FaceofEvil
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* The ''Mystery of the Mooil Rig'' DownloadableContent for ''VideoGame/SunsetOverdrive'' provides a fairly blatant example with CorruptCorporateExecutive Gwyneth, who attempted to turn the rig's workers into [[Mutants OD]] after they threatened to unionize. Shortly after her introduction, she is smashed into paste by a tentacle from the [[SeaMonster DL Sea Monster]]. Her bloody remains even spell out the word "Karma" on the deck of her ship.

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* The ''Mystery of the Mooil Rig'' DownloadableContent for ''VideoGame/SunsetOverdrive'' provides a fairly blatant example with CorruptCorporateExecutive Gwyneth, who attempted to turn the rig's workers into [[Mutants [[{{Mutants}} OD]] after they threatened to unionize. Shortly after her introduction, she is smashed into paste by a tentacle from the [[SeaMonster DL Sea Monster]]. Her bloody remains even spell out the word "Karma" on the deck of her ship.
7th Jun '16 10:31:38 AM FaceofEvil
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* The ''Mystery of the Mooil Rig'' DownloadableContent for ''VideoGame/SunsetOverdrive'' provides a fairly blatant example with CorruptCorporateExecutive Gwyneth, who attempted to turn the rig's workers into [[Mutants OD]] after they threatened to unionize. Shortly after her introduction, she is smashed into paste by a tentacle from the [[SeaMonster DL Sea Monster]]. Her bloody remains even spell out the word "Karma" on the deck of her ship.
6th Jun '16 9:23:59 PM Loekman3
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** Ever since [[Franchise/GrandTheftAuto Claude Speed]] had prevented SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from winning the WWE Championship from [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]], Joker had gone out of his way to make Claude's life miserable, mostly by attacking Claude's friends and associates in Xtreme Championship Wrestling in an attempt to break him. In their Gas Chamber match at ''P&G'', not only does Claude defeat Joker, but reveals that [[spoiler:he replaced the people setting up the Gas Chamber with ''GTA'' guys, who, in turn, replaced the laughing gas with liquid nitrogen, resulting in the Joker being [[HumanPopsicle frozen alive]]]].

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** Ever since [[Franchise/GrandTheftAuto Claude Speed]] had prevented SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker from winning the WWE Championship from [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]], Joker had gone out of his way to make Claude's life miserable, mostly by attacking Claude's friends and associates in Xtreme Championship Wrestling in an attempt to break him. In their Gas Chamber match at ''P&G'', not only does Claude defeat Joker, but reveals that [[spoiler:he replaced the people setting up the Gas Chamber with ''GTA'' guys, who, in turn, replaced the laughing gas with liquid nitrogen, resulting in the Joker being [[HumanPopsicle frozen alive]]]].



** But the '''BIGGEST''' instance of this has to come at the conclusion of the Main Event: Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor had spent the last several months of WWE Animated bad-mouthing FanFic/CharacterChampionshipWrestling and everything associated with it, even going so far as to fire [[Anime/{{Bakugan}} Dan Kuso]], having him arrested, and making him join the Mr. [=McMahon=] Kiss My Ass Club simply because he was also a CCW wrestler who tried to speak up for the promotion. Meanwhile, WWE Animated commentator and former wrestler SelfDemonstrating/{{Vegeta}}, disgusted with what he saw as a "joke of a champion" holding the WWE Championship in [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] had [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beaten up Brown on several occasions]], mocked Brown as an eternal ButtMonkey, and at the previous PPV, had defeated CB for the title thanks to [[FaceHeelTurn interference from Linus]]. At the conclusion, of ''P&G's'' main event, in which Vegeta had defeated twelve other wrestlers from other promotions, including Charlie Brown, in order to retain the WWE title, Vegeta celebrates by mocking a defeated CB some more, prompting Charlie Brown to give an ArmorPiercingSlap to Vegeta, enraging the Saiyan Prince and prompting him to begin giving another NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Charlie Brown when [[spoiler:Dan Kuso runs down to make the save for Charlie Brown, causing Vegeta to leave the ring, [[TemptingFate mocking the both of them all the while]] , only for [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Sokka]] and [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong Jake Long]], who were also involved in the main event, to grab Vegeta and throw him back into the ring to receive a [[SignatureMove Pyrus Plant]] from Dan. Dan then whistles for [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} May and Dawn]] who Luthor had also previously fired from WWE due to CCW ties, to come down to the ring with the Gold in the Fort briefcase Dan had previously won at a cross-promotional PPV, giving him a title shot at any company's title at any time, which he now chose to cash in on Vegeta. With Sokka and Long preventing the Saiyan Prince from getting a countout defeat, Dan hit Vegeta with another Pyrus Plant and Charlie Brown's [[SignatureMove Home-Run Elbow]] to win the title, before retreating and waving goodbye to an enraged [=McMahon=] and Luthor.]]

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** But the '''BIGGEST''' instance of this has to come at the conclusion of the Main Event: Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor had spent the last several months of WWE Animated bad-mouthing FanFic/CharacterChampionshipWrestling and everything associated with it, even going so far as to fire [[Anime/{{Bakugan}} Dan Kuso]], having him arrested, and making him join the Mr. [=McMahon=] Kiss My Ass Club simply because he was also a CCW wrestler who tried to speak up for the promotion. Meanwhile, WWE Animated commentator and former wrestler SelfDemonstrating/{{Vegeta}}, Vegeta, disgusted with what he saw as a "joke of a champion" holding the WWE Championship in [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] had [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beaten up Brown on several occasions]], mocked Brown as an eternal ButtMonkey, and at the previous PPV, had defeated CB for the title thanks to [[FaceHeelTurn interference from Linus]]. At the conclusion, of ''P&G's'' main event, in which Vegeta had defeated twelve other wrestlers from other promotions, including Charlie Brown, in order to retain the WWE title, Vegeta celebrates by mocking a defeated CB some more, prompting Charlie Brown to give an ArmorPiercingSlap to Vegeta, enraging the Saiyan Prince and prompting him to begin giving another NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Charlie Brown when [[spoiler:Dan Kuso runs down to make the save for Charlie Brown, causing Vegeta to leave the ring, [[TemptingFate mocking the both of them all the while]] , only for [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Sokka]] and [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong Jake Long]], who were also involved in the main event, to grab Vegeta and throw him back into the ring to receive a [[SignatureMove Pyrus Plant]] from Dan. Dan then whistles for [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} May and Dawn]] who Luthor had also previously fired from WWE due to CCW ties, to come down to the ring with the Gold in the Fort briefcase Dan had previously won at a cross-promotional PPV, giving him a title shot at any company's title at any time, which he now chose to cash in on Vegeta. With Sokka and Long preventing the Saiyan Prince from getting a countout defeat, Dan hit Vegeta with another Pyrus Plant and Charlie Brown's [[SignatureMove Home-Run Elbow]] to win the title, before retreating and waving goodbye to an enraged [=McMahon=] and Luthor.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'', when SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker shocks Penguin and tosses him into the river, Penguin recovers just in time to see Batman swing after a retreating Joker. He nearly drops the trope name:

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'', when SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker shocks Penguin and tosses him into the river, Penguin recovers just in time to see Batman swing after a retreating Joker. He nearly drops the trope name:



*** Another crime lord, The Chechen, is ordered to be put to death by [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the very same psychopath he had no qualms about hiring earlier in the picture]].

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*** Another crime lord, The Chechen, is ordered to be put to death by [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker the very same psychopath he had no qualms about hiring earlier in the picture]].
6th Jun '16 2:25:31 PM superkeijikun
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* In ''Series/{{House}}'', Chris Taub [[YourCheatingHeart can't stop sleeping with women are are not his wife]]. Ultimately, this destroys his marriage. [[spoiler:He kept sleeping around afterwards, and ultimately ended up a single father to two children: one with his ex-wife and one with a mistress.]]
4th Jun '16 2:42:47 PM r5h
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** A rather less minor example happens in ''Marge vs. the Monorail'', to the conman Lyle Lanley. He's sold crummy, overpriced monorails to such towns as Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook, and after pulling his scam in Springfield he bolts on a plane to Tahiti. There's just one problem: the flight has a brief stop-over in North Haverbrook... where an angry mob awaits.
30th May '16 7:29:39 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/TheATeam'', "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E2RecipeForHeavyBread Recipe for Heavy Bread]]". During the team's imprisonment in a POW camp, the head cook Lin Duk Coo slipped food to Hannibal, Face, B.A., and Murdock, keeping them alive. Years later, when he's being targeted for execution by the camp's old leader, he encounters them again. They remember what he did and are happy to take on the job of saving him ''pro bono.''
30th May '16 7:27:07 PM HeroGal2347
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* Invoked in the final few episodes of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Season 7, when the Scoobies and Potential Slayers lose confidence in Buffy's leadership and mutiny against her, forcing her out of the house and appointing Faith the leader in her place on the grounds that [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority as the other full-fledged Slayer, Faith is the most qualified for the job]]. This decision literally blows up in their faces when Faith's first plan leads herself and several Potentials into a DeathTrap involving a TimeBomb and several hungry Turok-Han vampires, killing several girls, with the survivors being rescued by Buffy herself. After making it back to Buffy's house and getting the survivors medical attention, the Potentials remark to Buffy that perhaps the trap was fate punishing them for forcing Buffy out.

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* Invoked ''Series/TheATeam'', "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E2RecipeForHeavyBread Recipe for Heavy Bread]]". During the team's imprisonment in a POW camp, the head cook Lin Duk Coo slipped food to Hannibal, Face, B.A., and Murdock, keeping them alive. Years later, when he's being targeted for execution by the camp's old leader, he encounters them again. They remember what he did and are happy to take on the job of saving him ''pro bono.''
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in the final few episodes of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Season 7, when the Scoobies and Potential Slayers lose confidence in Buffy's leadership and mutiny against her, forcing her out of the house and appointing Faith the leader in her place on the grounds that [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority as the other full-fledged Slayer, Faith is the most qualified for the job]]. This decision literally blows up in their faces when Faith's first plan leads herself and several Potentials into a DeathTrap involving a TimeBomb and several hungry Turok-Han vampires, killing several girls, with the survivors being rescued by Buffy herself. After making it back to Buffy's house and getting the survivors medical attention, the Potentials remark to Buffy that perhaps the trap was fate punishing them for forcing Buffy out.
26th May '16 11:23:56 AM SchizoNiko
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* Disney/{{Zootopia}} doubles down during Duke and Judy's rampage through [[MouseWorld Little Rodentia]]. At one point in the chase, Duke tries to toss Judy off his trail by kicking a donut model off the top of a restaurant; Judy stops it from smashing one of the inhabitants flat before using it to (temporarily) imprison Duke. [[spoiler:Said inhabitant is Fru Fru, the daughter of mafia don Mr. Big; when daddy tries to ice Judy for her affiliation with con artist Nick (long story), Fru Fru talks him out of it by pointing out her noble deed to him, and not only does she get invited to the weeding, but he's all too happy to help her grill Duke for intel later in the movie.]]

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* Disney/{{Zootopia}} doubles down during Duke and Judy's rampage through [[MouseWorld Little Rodentia]]. At one point in the chase, Duke tries to toss Judy off his trail by kicking a donut model off the top of a restaurant; Judy stops it from smashing one of the inhabitants flat before using it to (temporarily) imprison Duke. [[spoiler:Said inhabitant is Fru Fru, the daughter of mafia don Mr. Big; when daddy tries to ice Judy for her affiliation with con artist Nick (long story), Fru Fru talks him out of it by pointing out her noble deed to him, and not only does she get invited to the weeding, wedding, but he's all too happy to help her grill Duke for intel later in the movie.]]
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