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22nd May '17 9:05:09 PM Triscon42
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* Eren in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', when he kills the first two traffickers that kidnapped Mikasa. It establishes that Eren was never completely...pacifistic, but the victims really had it coming to them.

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* Eren in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', when he kills the first two traffickers that kidnapped Mikasa. It establishes that Eren was never completely...pacifistic, but the victims really had it coming to them. BTW, Eren was ''Seven'' when this happened.
22nd May '17 5:33:53 PM MarqFJA
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If a victim of evil, or a BadassPacifist, chooses [[InvertedTrope not to Pay Evil Unto Evil]], they may decide to TurnTheOtherCheek. How effective either response is will depend on where the work falls on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism.

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If a victim of evil, or a BadassPacifist, chooses [[InvertedTrope not '''[[AvertedTrope not]]''' to Pay Evil Unto Evil]], Evil, they may decide to TurnTheOtherCheek. How effective either response is will depend on where the work falls on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism.
22nd May '17 2:33:05 PM Andyroid
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* "I Remember Larry" by ''Music/WeirdAlYankovic'' is about a guy reminiscing on the increasingly cruel pranks played on him by his old neighbor... and the final verse has him recalling how he broke into Larry's house, dragged him bound-and-gagged into the middle of the woods, stuffed him in a plastic bag, and left him for dead.
22nd May '17 9:51:39 AM MarqFJA
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In real life, the sort of thinking behind this trope is called "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retributive_justice retributive justice]]".
19th May '17 8:10:30 AM AlienPatch
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** Particularly notable is the example of [[YouKilledMyFather Joe Chill]]: In one occasion, Batman scared him to almost lunacy, and after revealing his secret identity to him, [[DrivenToSuicide he brought his gun to him so he would blow his own brains off]] before the other criminals would kill him in retaliation.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Mr. Incredible kills the villain by causing him to get sucked into his plane's engine. Granted, the villain had previously murdered a great portion of his fellow superheroes and nearly his family and he did try to kidnap his baby son to raise as a supervillain sidekick, but it's pretty jarring that earlier, he had mocked Incredible for his inability to resort to murder. What makes it worse is that Mr. Incredible did it right in front of his [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop his whole family.]] It should be noted, however, that Mr. Incredible did not directly throw the villain into the engine. He threw a car at the plane, and the collision is what threw the villain to his death. The scene remains ambiguous on whether Mr. Incredible did it on purpose or not. Though he still tried to throw a car at Syndrome's face, so arguably it's still this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Mr. Incredible kills the villain by causing him to get sucked into his plane's engine. Granted, the villain had previously murdered a great portion of his fellow superheroes and superheroes, nearly killed his family and he did try tried to kidnap his baby son to raise as a supervillain sidekick, but it's pretty jarring that earlier, he had mocked Incredible for his inability to resort to murder. What makes it worse is that Mr. Incredible did it right in front of his [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop his whole family.]] It should be noted, however, that Mr. Incredible did not directly throw the villain into the engine. He threw a car at the plane, and the collision is what threw the villain to his death. The scene remains ambiguous on whether Mr. Incredible did it on purpose or not. Though he still tried to throw a car at Syndrome's face, so arguably it's still this trope.trope.
** In the [[LicensedGame videogame adaptation]] it's even worse: even prior to Syndrome's StartOfDarkness, Mr. Incredible had little to no problem with '''throwing minor thugs from the roofs of scyscrapers to their doom'''.
15th May '17 8:20:43 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Mr. Incredible kills the villain by causing him to get sucked into his plane's engine. Granted, the villain had previously murdered a great portion of his fellow superheroes and nearly his family and he did try to kidnap his baby son to raise as a supervillain sidekick, but it's pretty jarring that earlier, he had mocked Incredible for his inability to resort to murder. What makes it worse is that Mr. Incredible did it right in front of his [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop his whole family.]] It should be noted, however, that Mr. Incredible did not directly throw the villain into the engine. He threw a car at the plane, and the collision is what threw the villain to his death. The scene remains ambiguous on wether Mr. Incredibles did it on purpose or not. Though he still tried to throw a car at Syndrome's face, so arguably it's still this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Mr. Incredible kills the villain by causing him to get sucked into his plane's engine. Granted, the villain had previously murdered a great portion of his fellow superheroes and nearly his family and he did try to kidnap his baby son to raise as a supervillain sidekick, but it's pretty jarring that earlier, he had mocked Incredible for his inability to resort to murder. What makes it worse is that Mr. Incredible did it right in front of his [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop his whole family.]] It should be noted, however, that Mr. Incredible did not directly throw the villain into the engine. He threw a car at the plane, and the collision is what threw the villain to his death. The scene remains ambiguous on wether whether Mr. Incredibles Incredible did it on purpose or not. Though he still tried to throw a car at Syndrome's face, so arguably it's still this trope.
14th May '17 7:13:17 PM azul120
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** However, there do seems to be '''some''' trace of this trope present. Her sticking up against Mr. Greenhooves is considered understandable while the sticking of the mailpony in the mailbox is not.

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** However, there do seems does seem to be '''some''' trace of this trope present. Her sticking up against Mr. Greenhooves is considered understandable while the sticking of the mailpony in the mailbox is not.



* On ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', sometimes the Titans will torment the H.I.V.E. Five just for fun when they're not doing anything evil.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode "The Shadow of Courage", a nasty old rich guy has just fired his butler [[DisproportionateRetribution for saying he can't just buy the moon]]. Then [[LaserGuidedKarma the old man has a heart attack]], and the butler just walks away whistling jauntily, leaving his former employer for dead.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', sometimes the Titans will torment the H.I.V.E. Five just for fun when they're not doing anything evil.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode "The Shadow of Courage", a nasty old rich guy has just fired his butler [[DisproportionateRetribution for saying he can't just buy the moon]]. Then [[LaserGuidedKarma the old man has a heart attack]], and the butler just walks away whistling jauntily, jauntily instead of answering his pleas for help, leaving his former employer for dead.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
11th May '17 5:52:14 AM rufusluciusivan
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Mr. Incredible kills the villain by causing him to get sucked into his plane's engine. Granted, the villain had previously murdered a great portion of his fellow superheroes and nearly his family and he did try to kidnap his baby son to raise as a supervillain sidekick, but it's pretty jarring that earlier, he had mocked Incredible for his inability to resort to murder. What makes it worse is that Mr. Incredible did it right in front of his [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop his whole family.]] It should be noted, however, that Mr. Incredible did not directly throw the villain into the engine. He threw a car at the plane, and the collision is what threw the villain to his death.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Mr. Incredible kills the villain by causing him to get sucked into his plane's engine. Granted, the villain had previously murdered a great portion of his fellow superheroes and nearly his family and he did try to kidnap his baby son to raise as a supervillain sidekick, but it's pretty jarring that earlier, he had mocked Incredible for his inability to resort to murder. What makes it worse is that Mr. Incredible did it right in front of his [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop his whole family.]] It should be noted, however, that Mr. Incredible did not directly throw the villain into the engine. He threw a car at the plane, and the collision is what threw the villain to his death. The scene remains ambiguous on wether Mr. Incredibles did it on purpose or not. Though he still tried to throw a car at Syndrome's face, so arguably it's still this trope.
8th May '17 6:29:33 PM Schismatism
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** Outside of the Whateley school policy, there is also the Syndicate, which has very precise rules on where the actual ''lines'' are. Cross those lines, and not only will a supervillain be able to draw from the world's largest bevy of resources, but they'll get explicitly targeted by those ''with'' those resources -- such as when Dr. Diabolik went after the Purifier. The Syndicate also doesn't typically interfere with grudges between two parties, but that's a different kettle of fish.

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** Outside of the Whateley school policy, there is also the Syndicate, which has very precise rules on where the actual ''lines'' are. Cross those lines, and not only will a supervillain be able unable to draw from the world's largest bevy of resources, but they'll get explicitly targeted by those ''with'' those resources -- such as when Dr. Diabolik went after the Purifier. The Syndicate also doesn't typically interfere with grudges between two parties, but that's a different kettle of fish.
8th May '17 6:28:23 PM Schismatism
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** Outside of the Whateley school policy, there is also the Syndicate, which has very precise rules on where the actual ''lines'' are. Cross those lines, and not only will a supervillain be able to draw from the world's largest bevy of resources, but they'll get explicitly targeted by those ''with'' those resources -- such as when Dr. Diabolik went after the Purifier. The Syndicate also doesn't typically interfere with grudges between two parties, but that's a different kettle of fish.
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