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22nd Aug '17 5:01:23 PM Hjortron18
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->'''Josh Mathews:''' "What injustice did [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] do here tonight, John?"
->'''Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield:''' "He's associated with Wrestling/{{Kane}}, that's enough."

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->'''Josh Mathews:''' "What What injustice did [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] do here tonight, John?"
John?
->'''Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield:''' "He's He's associated with Wrestling/{{Kane}}, that's enough."
19th Aug '17 3:30:49 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Sasuke had in fact initially told Tobi that he only planned on killing the three elders who had [[spoiler:given the order]], but underwent SanitySlippage a few arcs later.

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** Sasuke had in fact initially told Tobi that he Though originally he, rather more reasonably, only planned on killing wished to kill [[spoiler: the three elders who had [[spoiler:given given the order]], but underwent SanitySlippage a few arcs later.order in the first place]]. Unfortunately, he later [[SanitySlippage lost most of his SAN points]] and decided that everyone who wasn't an Uchiha must have been in some way responsible for it and therefore needed to die.



** Prodigy's parents claimed that he suffered birth defects because of the Hulk. Prodigy became a Leader-like Gamma mutate and joined the Gamma Squad for payback. He later discovered that his parents blamed the Hulk to hide their heroin addiction, the real reason for his birth defects.

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** Prodigy's parents claimed that he suffered birth defects because of the Hulk. Prodigy became a Leader-like Gamma mutate mutant and joined the Gamma Squad for payback. He later discovered that his parents blamed the Hulk to hide their heroin addiction, the real ''real'' reason for his birth defects.defects- their heroin addiction.



* The Narrator of ''FanFic/ThatGuyDestroysPsionics'' notes with no small amount of confusion that despite another party member [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping NPCs left and right]] and sexually harrassing Elsimore, the Drow Wilder decided that ''Elsimore'' was the irredeemable pedophile (to be fair, his constant checking for children with magical power [[MistakenForPedophile did give that impression]]) who needed to be lectured. She eventually tried to PK him for being annoying and using a cantrip to talk in her ear.



* ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'': [[BigBad Zira]] blames Simba for the death of Scar and spends years plotting revenge against him. However, it was Scar's own hyena minions who killed him, after Scar [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves tried to pass the buck onto them]].

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* ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'': [[BigBad Zira]] (Scar's mate) blames Simba for the death of Scar and spends years plotting revenge against him. However, it was Scar's own hyena minions who killed him, him after Scar [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves tried they overheard him trying to pass the buck onto them]].blame them for everything that he'd done.



** PlayedWith in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. [[spoiler:Zemo's]] family was killed in the climatic battle of ''Age of Ultron''. He blames the Avengers for it and plots to make them destroy each other, even though Ultron was the one caused the battle. However, the only reason Ultron even existed in the first place was because of Tony and Bruce Banner.
** Played straight in the climax of the same film. [[spoiler:Iron Man]] discovers that Bucky [[spoiler:assassinated his parents]] and tries to murder him. He does this even though he's aware that Bucky spent several decades brainwashed by HYDRA and was not in control of his actions. Captain America points this out, but it doesn't work.

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** PlayedWith in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. [[spoiler:Zemo's]] family was killed in the climatic battle of ''Age of Ultron''. He blames the Avengers for it and plots to make them destroy each other, even though Ultron was the one caused the battle. However, the only reason Ultron even existed in the first place was because of Tony and Bruce Banner.
Banner (who themselves only made him because Tony was suffering from nightmares caused by Wanda).
** Played straight in the climax of the same film. [[spoiler:Iron Man]] discovers that Bucky [[spoiler:assassinated his parents]] and tries to murder him. He does this even though he's aware that Bucky spent several decades brainwashed by HYDRA and was not in control of his actions. Captain America points this out, but it doesn't work.work.
** Luckily enough Black Panther, after seeing all the damage the CycleOfRevenge wrought, decided to avert this trope, forgive Bucky, and offer him shelter in Wakanda until he can be deprogrammed.
16th Aug '17 8:56:30 PM Theokal3
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* In the Doma Arc from the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' second anime, Alister has a grudge against Seto Kaiba because his little brother died in a war where the weapons were provided by Gozaburo Kaiba, Seto's ''foster'' father. Not only was Seto hardly even involved in this (he didn't even know about it), but he actually ''hated'' Gozaburo for being an AbusiveParent, and one of the first thing he did upon taking over Kaiba Corp was to stop building weapons to instead focus card games, making Alister's hatred ''really'' misplaced.
15th Aug '17 7:35:45 PM Teakay
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** Hilariously enough, depending on your RelationshipValues, [[spoiler:if you play your cards right and take Meredith's side Hawke can end up helping to kill just about every mage in Kirkwall ''except'' for Anders]].
15th Jul '17 10:20:13 AM kquinn0830
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** Played straight in the climax of the same film. [[spoiler:Iron Man]] discovers that Bucky [[spoiler:assassinated his parents]] and tries to murder him. He does this even though he's aware that Bucky spent several decades brainwashed by HYDRA and was not in control of his actions. Captain America points this out, but it doesn't work.
26th Jun '17 2:42:29 PM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz", one cutaway gag depicts Peter eating dinner while on steroids. When Lois asks him to pass her the mashed potatoes, [[ComicalOverreacting he flips the bowl over]] and punches [[ButtMonkey Meg]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz", one cutaway gag CutawayGag depicts Peter eating dinner while on steroids. When Lois asks him to pass her the mashed potatoes, [[ComicalOverreacting he flips the bowl over]] and punches [[ButtMonkey Meg]].
19th Jun '17 9:30:15 PM KOman
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** Sasuke had in fact initially told Tobi that he only planned on killing the three elders who had [[spoiler:given the order]], but underwent SanitySlippage a few arcs later.
18th Jun '17 6:43:16 PM Eddy1215
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Closely related to MisBlamed, a SisterTrope to RevengeByProxy, and similar to GuiltByAssociationGag and KarmicMisfire. IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure is when one invokes this trope. It's one of the many ways in which a CycleOfRevenge can get ugly. AvengingTheVillain is also related, since TheHero (or whoever killed the villain) is usually either [[SelfDisposingVillain blameless or justified]]. Yet another related trope is BewilderingPunishment, which is what this trope probably feels like from the victim's POV. TheChainOfHarm can result if the victim goes on to inflict this on somebody else.

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Closely related to MisBlamed, a SisterTrope to RevengeByProxy, and similar to GuiltByAssociationGag and KarmicMisfire. IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure is when one invokes this trope. It's one of the many ways in which a CycleOfRevenge can get ugly. AvengingTheVillain is also related, since TheHero (or whoever killed the villain) is usually either [[SelfDisposingVillain blameless or justified]]. Yet another related trope is BewilderingPunishment, which is what this trope probably feels like from the victim's POV. TheChainOfHarm can result if the victim goes on to inflict this on somebody else. \n For cases where someone deliberately ensures this happens, see FrameUp and TheScapegoat.
15th Jun '17 12:40:16 AM Eddy1215
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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981'' plays with a combination of this and DisproportionateRetribution. During Perseus and Andromeda's wedding, Andromeda's mother, Cassiopeia, praises of Andromeda's beauty, comparing it to Thetis'...[[TooDumbToLive while in her own temple!]] In response, Thetis [[WeddingSmashers stops the wedding]] and demands ''Andromeda's'' life for Cassiopeia's insults, [[FriendOrIdolDecision otherwise the krakken would destroy Joppa]]. In actuality, Thetis was using this as [[MamaBear an excuse to carry out her son, Calibos's wish for revenge]].

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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981'' plays with a combination of this and DisproportionateRetribution. During Perseus and Andromeda's wedding, Andromeda's mother, Cassiopeia, praises of Andromeda's beauty, comparing it to Thetis'...[[TooDumbToLive ''[[TooDumbToLive while in her own temple!]] temple!]]'' In response, Thetis [[WeddingSmashers stops the wedding]] and demands ''Andromeda's'' life for Cassiopeia's insults, [[FriendOrIdolDecision otherwise the krakken would destroy Joppa]]. In actuality, Thetis was using this as [[MamaBear an excuse to carry out her son, Calibos's wish for revenge]].
15th Jun '17 12:36:30 AM Eddy1215
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': Happens on both sides. After Steve's girlfriend is slandered and as a result loses her run for election, he gets revenge on the three popular kids that he believes were the culprits (by having buffalo feces dropped on one, injecting another with fat and giving the final one an STD). He then discovers that it was [[EtuBrute his friends]] who had slandered his girlfriend. When the whole school finds out Steve was responsible for getting revenge, they decide to get revenge on all of them, despite Steve protesting that his friends were responsible for the slander against Debbie and pinned it on Lisa Silver, after they come clean.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': Happens on both sides. After Steve's girlfriend is slandered and as a result loses her run for election, he gets revenge on the three popular kids that he believes were the culprits (by having buffalo feces dropped on one, injecting another with fat and giving the final one an STD). He then discovers that it was [[EtuBrute [[EtTuBrute his friends]] who had slandered his girlfriend. When the whole school finds out Steve was responsible for getting revenge, they decide to get revenge on all of them, despite Steve protesting that his friends were responsible for the slander against Debbie and pinned it on Lisa Silver, after they come clean.
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