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* When the League of American Nationalists first show up in ''Series/{{Sons of Anarchy}}'', as if being a bunch of Nazis isn't enough, they abduct and gang-rape Gemma. This is done for no other reason than to enrage Clay.
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* In ''The High King'', the final installment of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', the readers again encounter Dorath, who had been a villain in the fourth book. That he was a brigand and thief, the readers already knew, but it's not until he announces [[spoiler:his intent to rape Princess Eilonwy and have her raped by his friends]] that he's revealed to be a monster.

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* In ''The High King'', the final installment of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', the readers again encounter Dorath, who had been a villain in the fourth book. That he was a brigand and thief, the readers already knew, but it's not until he announces [[spoiler:his intent to rape Princess Eilonwy and have her raped by his friends]] that he's revealed to be a monster.



* ''Literature/DarkestPowers'': In ''The Summoning]]'', Derek is perfectly willing to allow Liam and Ramon to blame him to the local werewolf pack for their crimes of killing humans with the help of a man-eater (all of which is banned in werewolf culture), until they threaten Chloe. When he refuses to cooperate with them unless they allow her to leave safely, they decide to just kill him and take Chloe for their own pleasure, which in turn pushes Derek's BerserkButton. It doesn't help that when Ramon states that she is a little young for his tastes, Liam very happily says that "[he likes] them young".

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* ''Literature/DarkestPowers'': In ''The Summoning]]'', Summoning'', Derek is perfectly willing to allow Liam and Ramon to blame him to the local werewolf pack for their crimes of killing humans with the help of a man-eater (all of which is banned in werewolf culture), until they threaten Chloe. When he refuses to cooperate with them unless they allow her to leave safely, they decide to just kill him and take Chloe for their own pleasure, which in turn pushes Derek's BerserkButton. It doesn't help that when Ramon states that she is a little young for his tastes, Liam very happily says that "[he likes] them young".
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Light Yagami was made more sympathetic in the anime adaptation of the manga by changing his second murder from the killing of man who was sexually harassing a woman to the killing of a man who was attempting to rape a woman.
* In ''Anime/BloodPlus'' [[spoiler:most viewers sympathized with Diva until she raped Riku, at which point she crossed the MoralEventHorizon]].
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Ulquiorra calls Nnoitra "disgusting" for toying with the idea of sexually assaulting Orihime, [[EvenEvilHasStandards despite being]] a member of BigBad Sousuke Aizen's army. To underline that Ulquiorra is, in fact, still evil, he goes on to detail exactly how he and Aizen are screwing Orihime's head and sapping her will to resist.
* What tends to push Muraki, the villain in ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'', firmly into monster territory is that he raped and murdered [[spoiler:Hisoka]].
* In ''Manga/RideBack'', it's the threat of rape, to obtain a false confession, that pushes the military government into monster territory. And they'd already killed someone surrendering to them. [[LaResistance The rebel forces]] [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized aren't]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality much]] [[ByronicHero better]], so its inclusion was what told us that ''these'' were the true villains.
* ''Manga/IchiTheKiller''. [[VillainProtagonist Kakihara]] is messed up in all sorts of ways, but only the twins, who pretty much rape their way through the series, get monster treatment.



* In volume 9 of the ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' novel after [[TheChessMaster Izaya]] outsmarts [[SmugSnake Earthworm]] and basically orders [[{{Jerkass}} Ran]] to do what he wanted with her, [[HumiliationConga Ran does terrible things like set her on fire to the point that she had to roll all over the table of broken glass and get pierced in multiple parts of the body and broke her leg.]] He takes one look at her and implies that he was going to rape her in front of Izaya and his lackeys. However, [[AmazonianBeauty Mikage]] finally steps him and outright tells Ran that he can torture her, set her on fire or even kill her. However, if he even thinks about crossing the line, she would kill him.

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* In volume 9 ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Ulquiorra calls Nnoitra "disgusting" for toying with the idea of sexually assaulting Orihime, [[EvenEvilHasStandards despite being]] a member of BigBad Sōsuke Aizen's army. To underline that Ulquiorra is, in fact, still evil, he goes on to detail exactly how he and Aizen are screwing Orihime's head and sapping her will to resist.
* In ''Anime/BloodPlus'' most viewers sympathized with Diva until she raped Riku, at which point she crossed the MoralEventHorizon.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Light Yagami is made more sympathetic in the anime adaptation
of the ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' novel after [[TheChessMaster Izaya]] outsmarts [[SmugSnake Earthworm]] and basically orders [[{{Jerkass}} Ran]] to do what he wanted with her, [[HumiliationConga Ran does terrible things like set her on fire manga by changing his second murder from the killing of man who is sexually harassing a woman to the point that she had killing of a man who is attempting to roll all over rape a woman.
* What tends to push Muraki,
the table of broken glass and get pierced villain in multiple parts of the body and broke her leg.]] He takes one look at her and implies ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'', firmly into monster territory is that he was going to rape her in front of Izaya raped and his lackeys. However, [[AmazonianBeauty Mikage]] finally steps him and outright tells Ran that he can torture her, set her on fire or even kill her. However, if he even thinks about crossing the line, she would kill him. murdered [[spoiler:Hisoka]].



* ''Manga/IchiTheKiller''. [[VillainProtagonist Kakihara]] is messed up in all sorts of ways, but only the twins, who pretty much rape their way through the series, get monster treatment.



* In ''Manga/RideBack'', it's the threat of rape, to obtain a false confession, that pushes the military government into monster territory. And they'd already killed someone surrendering to them. [[LaResistance The rebel forces]] [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized aren't]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality much]] [[ByronicHero better]], so its inclusion is what told us that ''these'' are the true villains.



* For as often as Comicbook/{{Empowered}} ends up bound, gagged, and nude in a room full of villains, they rarely attempt to assault her, because this would violate the "Unwritten rules" between heroes and villains. Those few villains willing to break the rules are, well, you know...
* In ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', ComicBook/LexLuthor joins Libra in his plans to aid ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} in his conquest of the Earth and seems to have no problem with Libra brainwashing people and killing superheroes. But when Libra vaguely implies that after victory he plans to organize a rape-train on Supergirl and Lex is going to be first in the line, Luthor teams up with Doctor Sivana to bring him down.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Gearhead}}'', when a quartet of exiled villains easily knock the eponymous protagonist unconscious and they're debating what to do with her, the leader smacks one of them just for a remark that vaguely implies the possibility of raping her [[note]]"Way I see it, we do whatever we like with [her]"[[/note]], reminding him that there's a difference "between criminal and fuckin' evil."



* ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'':
** We're first introduced to the Invisible Man while he's in the process of raping boarding school girls. Because it's done in the style of Victorian literature, it's mostly treated as a distasteful perversion by the other characters. Note that this is DeliberateValuesDissonance, and the Invisible Man is very clearly meant to be a bad guy.
** From the same series, [[spoiler:Hyde later rapes him to death, and the other characters -- particularly Nemo -- turn on him]].
* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': Frank Castle hates most criminals with a cold, brutal passion, but rapists he harbors an ''extra'' bit of hatred for -- especially human traffickers who sell sex slaves.



* In ''Gearhead'', when a quartet of exiled villains easily knock the eponymous protagonist unconscious and they're debating what to do with her, the leader smacks one of them just for a remark that vaguely implies the possibility of raping her [[note]]"Way I see it, we do whatever we like with [her]"[[/note]], reminding him that there's a difference "between criminal and fuckin' evil."
* In ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'':
** We're first introduced to the Invisible Man while he's in the process of raping boarding school girls. Because it's done in the style of Victorian literature, it's mostly treated as a distasteful perversion by the other characters. Note that this is DeliberateValuesDissonance, and the Invisible Man is very clearly meant to be a bad guy.
** From the same series, [[spoiler:Hyde later rapes him to death, and the other characters -- particularly Nemo -- turn on him]].
* For as often as Comicbook/{{Empowered}} ends up bound, gagged, and nude in a room full of villains, they rarely attempt to assault her, because this would violate the "Unwritten rules" between heroes and villains. Those few villains willing to break the rules are, well, you know...
* [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]] hates most criminals with a cold, brutal passion, but rapists he harbors an ''extra'' bit of hatred for -- especially human traffickers who sell sex slaves.
* In ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', ComicBook/LexLuthor joins Libra in his plans to aid ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} in his conquest of the Earth and seems to have no problem with Libra brainwashing people and killing superheroes. But when Libra vaguely implies that after victory he plans to organize a rape-train on Supergirl and Lex is going to be first in the line, Luthor teams up with Doctor Sivana to bring him down.



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* In ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'', even the Brotherhood of Nod is disgusted by rape, and it is implied that Kane personally considers it reprehensible. (Sexual assault is listed as a "Class One Offense against the Messiah.") Soldiers caught in the act can be summarily executed, which happens when [[spoiler: a Nod soldier tries to rape Sandra Telfair]]. He almost manages to pull it off, when [[spoiler: a Black Hand busts in, beats the attacker senseless against a wall while repeatedly telling the Nod soldier what his offense was, and then chucks him out a window,]] once again proving that [[EvenEvilHasStandards even evil has standards.]]
* In "[[http://canisp.hostwebs.com Canisp]]", this is part of what sets the thoroughly unlikable dominants apart from the monstrous Vereor. The author even stated that while Ignavus, the resident {{Jerkass}}, was universally hated, he would never stoop to rape.
* The villain of the first part of ''FanFic/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain'' very calmly states his intent [[spoiler: to have the title character raped repeatedly as a way of helping him repay a few favors he owes. This is doubly {{squick}}y since the announcement comes right after he tells her that he's her illegitimate half-brother. The one who was promised the first go is just getting started when help arrives.]]
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is a universe populated by psychopaths, sociopaths, murderers and assholes, on both sides. In a great deal of its fanfiction, the bad guy is picked out as the only one who will commit the act of rape. There is however fanfiction where characters commit borderline rape and you're still meant to see some other character as the 'villain'.
* Used in the ''{{Redwall}}'' (with a dash of Literature/{{Twilight}} {{Hatedom}} and Music/TheDecemberists references) fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5542488/1/Cullin_of_the_Fold Cullin' of the Fold]]". The vermin are horrified by the suggestion that they're going to rape the MarySue [[spoiler:but see nothing at all wrong with [[CarnivoreConfusion eating]] her]].
* Semi-example in ''FanFic/{{Mistakes}}''; the [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia nation-tans]] don't mind being killed at all because it [[GoodThingYouCanHeal doesn't stick]], but being raped still traumatises them.

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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* In ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'', even the Brotherhood of Nod is disgusted by rape, and it is implied that Kane personally considers it reprehensible. (Sexual assault is listed as a "Class One Offense against the Messiah.") Soldiers caught in the act can be summarily executed, which happens when [[spoiler: a Nod soldier tries to rape Sandra Telfair]]. He almost manages to pull it off, when [[spoiler: a Black Hand busts in, beats the attacker senseless against a wall while repeatedly telling the Nod soldier what his offense was, and then chucks him out a window,]] once again proving that [[EvenEvilHasStandards even evil has standards.]]
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* In "[[http://canisp.hostwebs.com Canisp]]", this is part of what sets the thoroughly unlikable dominants apart from the monstrous Vereor. The author even stated that while Ignavus, the resident {{Jerkass}}, was is universally hated, he would never stoop to rape.
* The villain of the first part of ''FanFic/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain'' very calmly states his intent [[spoiler: to have the title character raped repeatedly as a way of helping him repay a few favors he owes. This is doubly {{squick}}y since the announcement comes right after he tells her that he's her illegitimate half-brother. The one who was promised the first go is just getting started when help arrives.]]
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is a universe populated by psychopaths, sociopaths, murderers and assholes, on both sides. In a great deal of its fanfiction, the bad guy is picked out as the only one who will commit the act of rape. There is however fanfiction where characters commit borderline rape and you're still meant to see some other character as the 'villain'.
*
Used in the ''{{Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' (with a dash of Literature/{{Twilight}} ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' {{Hatedom}} and Music/TheDecemberists references) fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5542488/1/Cullin_of_the_Fold Cullin' of the Fold]]". The vermin are horrified by the suggestion that they're going to rape the MarySue [[spoiler:but see nothing at all wrong with [[CarnivoreConfusion eating]] her]].
* Semi-example in ''FanFic/{{Mistakes}}''; ''Fanfic/{{Mistakes}}''; the [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia nation-tans]] don't mind being killed at all because it [[GoodThingYouCanHeal doesn't stick]], but being raped still traumatises them.them.
* The villain of the first part of ''Fanfic/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain'' very calmly states his intent [[spoiler: to have the title character raped repeatedly as a way of helping him repay a few favors he owes. This is doubly {{squick}}y since the announcement comes right after he tells her that he's her illegitimate half-brother. The one who was promised the first go is just getting started when help arrives.]]



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is a universe populated by psychopaths, sociopaths, murderers and assholes, on both sides. In a great deal of its fanfiction, the bad guy is picked out as the only one who will commit the act of rape. There is however fanfiction where characters commit borderline rape and you're still meant to see some other character as the "villain".
* In ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'', even the Brotherhood of Nod is disgusted by rape, and it is implied that Kane personally considers it reprehensible. (Sexual assault is listed as a "Class One Offense against the Messiah.") Soldiers caught in the act can be summarily executed, which happens when [[spoiler:a Nod soldier tries to rape Sandra Telfair]]. He almost manages to pull it off, when [[spoiler:a Black Hand busts in, beats the attacker senseless against a wall while repeatedly telling the Nod soldier what his offense was, and then chucks him out a window,]] once again proving that {{even evil has standards}}.



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* ''Film/{{M}}'' is about a bunch of criminal gangs that work together to capture a child-rapist/murderer. Although many of the gang members are themselves guilty of murder and such, they still see themselves as morally superior to the pedophile. This combines RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil with WouldntHurtAChild. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and even [[{{deconstruction}} deconstructed]] by one character and Hans himself, who suggest that Hans may actually be ''less'' blameworthy, because for him killing is a compulsion, whereas the others are criminals out of laziness or greed.

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* ''Film/{{M}}'' In ''Film/{{Blindness}}'', the king of ward 3 is about seen as a bunch of criminal gangs violent idiot with far too much power. Then when he forces all the women to have sex with him and his men in exchange for food, it is made clear that work together he is completely inhumane.
* ''Film/CapeFear'''s main antagonist is Max Cady, a wife-beater who is released after eight years and intends
to capture a child-rapist/murderer. Although many of ''rape the gang members are themselves guilty of murder prosecuting attorney's wife and such, they still see themselves as morally superior to 12-year-old daughter''.
* For all his murdering and drug dealing, it's committing rape that sets up
the pedophile. This combines RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil with WouldntHurtAChild. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and even [[{{deconstruction}} deconstructed]] by one downfall of Little Ze in ''Film/CityOfGod'', though this is in part because of a supposed magic charm that requires celibacy on his part.
* Every
character in ''Film/ConAir'', including [[MagnificentBastard Cyrus the Virus]] and Hans himself, who suggest mass-murderer Garland Greene, is disgusted by serial rapist Johnny 23. Cyrus threatens to kill him if he tries to rape a captive female guard. Later the hero pounds his head while screaming, "You don't treat women like that!"
-->'''Cyrus:''' I despise rapists. For me, you're somewhere between a cockroach and
that Hans may actually be ''less'' blameworthy, because for him killing is a compulsion, whereas white stuff that accumulates at the others are criminals out corner of laziness or greed.your mouth when you're really thirsty. But, in your case, I'll make an exception.



-->'''Milton:''' On a scale of one to ten, ten being the most depraved acts of sexual theater known to man, one being an average Friday night run-through at the Lomax household, I'd say, not to be immodest, me and Maryann got it on at about...seven.
* Every character in ''Film/ConAir'', including [[MagnificentBastard Cyrus the Virus]] and mass-murderer Garland Greene, is disgusted by serial rapist Johnny 23. Cyrus threatens to kill him if he tries to rape a captive female guard. Later the hero pounds his head while screaming, "You don't treat women like that!"
-->'''Cyrus:''' I despise rapists. For me, you're somewhere between a cockroach and that white stuff that accumulates at the corner of your mouth when you're really thirsty. But, in your case, I'll make an exception.
* For all his murdering and drug dealing, it's committing rape that sets up the downfall of Little Ze in ''Film/CityOfGod'', though this is in part because of a supposed magic charm that requires celibacy on his part.
* In ''Film/HollowMan'', Caine was a bit of a {{jerkass}} to start and moreso when he gets turned invisible. Then we're shown [[MoralEventHorizon how depraved he's become]] when he rapes a woman while invisible.
* In ''Film/VeronicaGuerin'', the journalist is proving resistant to threats on her life from career criminals, so John Gilligan issues her the following phonecall:
-->If I ever hear from you again, I'm gonna take your son, And I'm gonna ride him. Do you understand me? I'm going to take your son. And I'm going to ride him.

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-->'''Milton:''' On a scale of one to ten, ten being the most depraved acts of sexual theater known to man, one being an average Friday night run-through at the Lomax household, I'd say, not to be immodest, me and Maryann got it on at about... seven.
* Every character in ''Film/ConAir'', including [[MagnificentBastard Cyrus In ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'', there's a NearRapeExperience between the Virus]] evil king Einon and mass-murderer Garland Greene, is disgusted by serial rapist Johnny 23. Cyrus threatens his would-be assassin Kara. The novelization of the film [[spoiler:takes it a step beyond; he actually does rape her]]. In both cases, it's done entirely to kill him if show just how far beyond the MoralEventHorizon Einon has cheerfully wandered.
* ''Film/FaceOff'': Subverted as far as the villain's attitude goes, but played straight in showing how bad
he really is. Castor Troy (impersonating Sean Archer) [[DateRapeAverted beats up Jamie's boyfriend when the guy tries to rape a captive female guard. Later the hero pounds his head while screaming, "You don't treat women like that!"
-->'''Cyrus:''' I despise rapists. For me, you're somewhere between a cockroach and that white stuff that accumulates at the corner
girl]] in front of your mouth when you're really thirsty. But, in your case, I'll make an exception.
* For all his murdering and drug dealing, it's committing rape that sets up the downfall of Little Ze in ''Film/CityOfGod'', though this is in part
Archer's house, apparently because the attempt disgusts even Troy. However, the rest of a supposed magic charm that requires celibacy on his part.
* In ''Film/HollowMan'', Caine was a bit of a {{jerkass}}
the film strives to start portray him as a {{Hypocrite}}. Earlier in the film he gropes a blonde choir girl to "Hallelujah", and moreso when insinuates a rape threat on Jamie to Archer's face during the hangar standoff. Later on he gets turned invisible. Then we're shown [[MoralEventHorizon how depraved also [[YouTasteDelicious licks Jamie's face]] while holding a pistol to her head to taunt Archer (while Jamie thinks he's become]] when he rapes a woman while invisible.
* In ''Film/VeronicaGuerin'', the journalist is proving resistant to threats on
her life from career criminals, so John Gilligan issues her the following phonecall:
-->If I ever hear from you again, I'm gonna take your son, And I'm gonna ride him. Do you understand me? I'm going to take your son. And I'm going to ride him.
father because he's wearing Archer's face, no less).



* The original ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' movie has the BigBad rape the hero's second wife (the one he married after becoming immortal) right after killing his mentor hundreds of years ago. Apparently, she never told [=MacLeod=], because the shock of it when the villain casually mentions it in the modern setting is enough to provoke [=MacLeod=] into almost attacking him on Holy Ground (the only real No-No for Immortals) and because he mockingly insinuates that [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization she didn't tell McLeod]] [[PostRapeTaunt because she liked it]].
* In ''Film/HollowMan'', Caine is a bit of a {{jerkass}} to start and moreso when he gets turned invisible. Then we're shown [[MoralEventHorizon how depraved he's become]] when he rapes a woman while invisible.
* ''Film/JamesBond'': [[RapeAsBackstory Honey Ryder's backstory]] in ''Film/DrNo'' includes her being raped by her landlord. She got her revenge for it by poisoning him with a female black widow.[[note]]Bit of a case of ArtisticLicenseBiology on the part of the filmmakers, since black widow bites rarely kill adult humans.[[/note]] She asks Bond if she did wrong, and Sean Connery's acting plays the trope dead straight.
-->'''Bond:''' Well, it wouldn't do to make a habit of it, but...
* In ''Film/{{Killshot}}'' and the novel, AffablyEvil hitman Blackbird turns on his partner [[FauxAffablyEvil Richie]] because the latter makes it clear he intends to sexually assault Carmen, a woman they're holding hostage and intend to kill anyway, and makes her strip down to her underwear while promising to do worse later. After getting fed up with him and shooting Richie in the head Blackbird agrees to let her put on some clothes and directly addresses this.
-->'''Blackbird:''' I'm not like Richie. I'm not the same as him.
* ''Film/{{M}}'' is about a bunch of criminal gangs that work together to capture a child-rapist/murderer. Although many of the gang members are themselves guilty of murder and such, they still see themselves as morally superior to the pedophile. This combines RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil with WouldntHurtAChild. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and even [[{{deconstruction}} deconstructed]] by one character and Hans himself, who suggest that Hans may actually be ''less'' blameworthy, because for him killing is a compulsion, whereas the others are criminals out of laziness or greed.
* Initially, ''Film/MoulinRouge'' has the Duke as something of an IneffectualSympatheticVillain, but when he tries to rape Satine during "El Tango de Roxanne", he loses any sympathy the audience might have had and overall becomes more menacing and creepy.



* The original ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' movie had the BigBad rape the hero's second wife (the one he married after becoming immortal) right after killing his mentor hundreds of years ago. Apparently, she never told [=MacLeod=], because the shock of it when the villain casually mentions it in the modern setting is enough to provoke [=MacLeod=] into almost attacking him on Holy Ground (the only real No-No for Immortals) and because he mockingly insinuated that [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization she didn't tell McLeod]] [[PostRapeTaunt because she liked it]].
* In ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'', there's a NearRapeExperience between the evil king Einon and his would-be assassin Kara. The novelization of the film [[spoiler:takes it a step beyond; he actually does rape her]]. In both cases, it's done entirely to show just how far beyond the MoralEventHorizon Einon has cheerfully wandered.
* ''Film/FaceOff'': Subverted as far as the villain's attitude goes, but played straight in showing how bad he really is. Castor Troy (impersonating Sean Archer) [[DateRapeAverted beats up Jamie's boyfriend when the guy tries to rape the girl]] in front of Archer's house, apparently because the attempt disgusts even Troy. However, the rest of the film strives to portray him as a {{Hypocrite}}. Earlier in the film he gropes a blonde choir girl to "Hallelujah", and insinuates a rape threat on Jamie to Archer's face during the hangar standoff. Later on he also [[YouTasteDelicious licks Jamie's face]] while holding a pistol to her head to taunt Archer (while Jamie thinks he's her father because he's wearing Archer's face, no less).

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* The original ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' movie had Marcellus Wallace's rapists, Maynard and Zed, are pretty much the BigBad only characters in ''Film/PulpFiction'' who could truly be considered "bad guys". Every other major character is at least a bit sympathetic.
* ''Film/{{Riddick}}'' (the 2013 movie):
** Riddick shows contempt for rapists, as in ''VideoGame/AssaultOnDarkAthena''. When Santana gets on top of Dahl to
rape the hero's second wife (the one he married after becoming immortal) right after killing her, Riddick grabs his mentor hundreds of years ago. Apparently, she never told [=MacLeod=], because the shock of it when the villain casually mentions it in the modern setting is enough knife as if preparing to provoke [=MacLeod=] into almost attacking him on Holy Ground (the only real No-No for Immortals) and because he mockingly insinuated intervene, even though this would signal his presence. It turns out that [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization she he didn't tell McLeod]] [[PostRapeTaunt because need to anyway, as she liked it]].
* In ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'', there's a NearRapeExperience between
can easily beat up Santana.
** It's heavily implied that
the evil king Einon and his would-be assassin Kara. The novelization of female prisoner was being used as a SexSlave by the film [[spoiler:takes it a step beyond; he actually does mercenaries as well. Luna is taken aback that she thinks ''he's'' going to rape her]]. In both cases, it's done entirely to show just how far beyond the MoralEventHorizon Einon has cheerfully wandered.
* ''Film/FaceOff'': Subverted as far as the villain's attitude goes, but played straight in
her, showing how bad he really is. Castor Troy (impersonating Sean Archer) [[DateRapeAverted beats up Jamie's boyfriend when the guy tries to rape the girl]] in front of Archer's house, apparently because the attempt disgusts even Troy. However, the rest of the film strives to portray him as a {{Hypocrite}}. Earlier in the film he gropes a blonde choir girl to "Hallelujah", and insinuates a rape threat on Jamie to Archer's face during the hangar standoff. Later on he also [[YouTasteDelicious licks Jamie's face]] while holding a pistol to her head to taunt Archer (while Jamie thinks that he's a nicer guy than the rest.
* In ''Film/VeronicaGuerin'', the journalist is proving resistant to threats on
her father because he's wearing Archer's face, no less).life from career criminals, so John Gilligan issues her the following phonecall:
-->'''John Gilligan:''' If I ever hear from you again, I'm gonna take your son, And I'm gonna ride him. Do you understand me? I'm going to take your son. And I'm going to ride him.



* [[RapeAsBackstory Honey Ryder's backstory]] in ''Film/DrNo'' includes her being raped by her landlord. She got her revenge for it by poisoning him with a female black widow.[[note]]Bit of a case of ArtisticLicenseBiology on the part of the filmmakers, since black widow bites rarely kill adult humans.[[/note]] She asks Bond if she did wrong, and Sean Connery's acting plays the trope dead straight.
--> '''Bond:''' Well, it wouldn't do to make a habit of it, but...
* ''Film/CapeFear'''s main antagonist is Max Cady, a wife-beater who was released after eight years and intends to ''rape the prosecuting attorney's wife and 12-year-old daughter''.
* In ''Film/{{Blindness}}'', the king of ward 3 is seen as a violent idiot with far too much power. Then when he forces all the women to have sex with him and his men in exchange for food, it is made clear that he is completely inhumane.
* Marcellus Wallace's rapists, Maynard and Zed, are pretty much the only characters in ''Film/PulpFiction'' who could truly be considered "bad guys." Every other major character is at least a bit sympathetic.
* Initially, ''Film/MoulinRouge'' has the Duke as something of an IneffectualSympatheticVillain, but when he tries to rape Satine during "El Tango De Roxanne", he loses any sympathy the audience might have had and overall becomes more menacing and creepy.
* ''Film/{{Riddick}}'' (the 2013 movie):
** Riddick shows contempt for rapists, as in ''VideoGame/AssaultOnDarkAthena''. When Santana gets on top of Dahl to rape her, Riddick grabs his knife as if preparing to intervene, even though this would signal his presence. It turns out that he didn't need to anyway, as she can easily beat up Santana.
** It's heavily implied that the female prisoner was being used as a SexSlave by the mercenaries as well. Luna is taken aback that she thinks ''he's'' going to rape her, showing that he's a nicer guy than the rest.
* In ''Film/{{Killshot}}'' and the novel, AffablyEvil hitman Blackbird turns on his partner [[FauxAffablyEvil Richie]] because the latter makes it clear he intends to sexually assault Carmen, a woman they're holding hostage and intend to kill anyway, and makes her strip down to her underwear while promising to do worse later. After getting fed up with him and shooting Richie in the head Blackbird agrees to let her put on some clothes and directly addresses this.
-->'''Blackbird:''' I'm not like Richie. I'm not the same as him.



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* {{Infocom}}'s ''Plundered Hearts'', which features a set female protagonist in a historical setting, has a scene where the heroine runs the risk of being raped by the evil nobleman Jean Lafond. Should the player do nothing, the game will abruptly end with one sentence telling that he took her to bed followed by 'You have suffered a [[FateWorseThanDeath fate worse than death]]' and an abrupt game over. Thwarting this attempt and escaping with her virtue still intact is the goal of that scene -- and when the heroine's love interest hears about the attempt, he's more determined to kill Lafond than ever. (Lafond had previously killed Captain Jamison's brother -- but ''this'' clearly pushes Lafond over into monster territory).
* The first half of ''VideoGame/{{Anchorhead}}'' is largely devoted to digging up the unsavory backstory of the Verlacs, the family behind the titular TownWithADarkSecret. You pretty much know that the BigBad is a monster when you find out he's been raping [[spoiler:his own daughters to sire grandsons]] (his trying to summon an EldritchAbomination just isn't quite evil enough).
* This trope crops up often in Adam Cadre's ''Varicella'', featuring a VillainProtagonist in a SickSadWorld where just about everyone who has any real power is a monster. The King has just died, and Palace Minister Primo Varicella intends to claim the Regency. Varicella is clearly a vain, egotistical {{Jerkass}} who routinely fires his staff for leaving specks of dirt on the floor, and is not above murdering his rivals to get himself closer to obtaining Regency. But all that's not so bad compared to his rivals, four of which have raped people on several occasions (two of them bribe an asylum guard to rape a mentally ill woman, another gasses a woman to rape her, and the other is a PedophilePriest whose main target is the young prince). So of course, the player is most likely to sympathize with Varicella and go along with his plans because the player wants to see those monsters punished.
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* In the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', the Malwa seem to be fond of rape as no one else is, presumably to show how evil they are. At least one of them even makes a point of physically ravishing {{Sex Slave}}s rather then just ordering them to have sex with him. It is even specially noted that in other societies "concubine" means "pampered semi-official junior wife of aristocrats in societies that practice limited polygamy" whereas among the Malwa it means "today's rape victim of an important person". Good guys, [[TheWomanAreSafeWithUs of course]], do not stoop to this sort of thing and in Belisarius' army someone caught raping will have to [[OffWithHisHead talk to Valentinian]].

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* In the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', the Malwa seem to be fond of rape as no one no-one else is, presumably to show how evil they are. At least one of them even makes a point of physically ravishing {{Sex Slave}}s rather then just ordering them to have sex with him. It is even specially noted that in other societies "concubine" means "pampered semi-official junior wife of aristocrats in societies that practice limited polygamy" whereas among the Malwa it means "today's rape victim of an important person". Good guys, [[TheWomanAreSafeWithUs of course]], do not stoop to this sort of thing and in Belisarius' Belisarius's army someone caught raping will have to [[OffWithHisHead talk to Valentinian]].Valentinian]].
* In ''The High King'', the final installment of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', the readers again encounter Dorath, who had been a villain in the fourth book. That he was a brigand and thief, the readers already knew, but it's not until he announces [[spoiler:his intent to rape Princess Eilonwy and have her raped by his friends]] that he's revealed to be a monster.
* Played with in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant''. The eponymous protagonist's rape of an innocent girl near the beginning is presented as a horrible MoralEventHorizon, but also to show how deeply fucked up he is over his issues. Also, it's very clear that BigBad Lord Foul is immeasurably worse.



* In the Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story ''A Witch Shall Be Born'', the mercenary leader Constantius rapes the kind and benevolent Queen Taramis. This scene is used to establish just how depraved and sociopathic Constantius (and by extension, Salome, the title witch) is.
-->'''Salome:''' Enough of this farce; let us on to the next act in the comedy. Listen, dear sister: it was I who sent Constantius here. When I decided to take the throne of Khauran, I cast about for a man to aid me, and chose the Falcon, because of his utter lack of all characteristics men call good.
* ''Literature/DarkestPowers'': In ''The Summoning]]'', Derek is perfectly willing to allow Liam and Ramon to blame him to the local werewolf pack for their crimes of killing humans with the help of a man-eater (all of which is banned in werewolf culture), until they threaten Chloe. When he refuses to cooperate with them unless they allow her to leave safely, they decide to just kill him and take Chloe for their own pleasure, which in turn pushes Derek's BerserkButton. It doesn't help that when Ramon states that she is a little young for his tastes, Liam very happily says that "[he likes] them young".
* In one ''Literature/TheDestroyer'' book, a minor antagonist sincerely believes that it is not only the right, but the duty, of a true man to have sex with a woman when the opportunity presents itself, regardless of what she feels about it. He even adds that he's raped several lesbians just to "show them what they're missing out on". This serves to establish, very heavy-handedly, how utterly morally bankrupt the character is, so you'll cheer when the protagonists kill him in grisly fashion later.
* In the ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' book ''Crusade'', one of USS ''Walker's'' enlisted, described as a "Kard-Karrying Klansmen", rapes a female Lemurian named Blas-Ma-Ar. He is summarily lynched by the rest of ''Walker's'' non-commissioned crew.
* In one of the ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' novels, ''Dragoneye'', one of the Lord Holders of Pern has imprisoned a number of his tenants on trumped-up charges. Two of the guards he assigns to watch over them amuse themselves by raping pregnant women. Turns out that the designated Pernese punishment for this particular crime is castration.
* In volume 9 of the ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' novel, after [[TheChessMaster Izaya]] outsmarts [[SmugSnake Earthworm]] and basically orders [[{{Jerkass}} Ran]] to do what he wanted with her, [[HumiliationConga Ran does terrible things like set her on fire to the point that she had to roll all over the table of broken glass and get pierced in multiple parts of the body and broke her leg.]] He takes one look at her and implies that he was going to rape her in front of Izaya and his lackeys. However, [[AmazonianBeauty Mikage]] finally steps him and outright tells Ran that he can torture her, set her on fire or even kill her. However, if he even thinks about crossing the line, she would kill him.



* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' books, the Masadans and their Church of Humanity Unchained (Defiant) do not recognize that rape is a crime. Their society is based around women as, quite literally, property. They're probably the second most evil group in the series. (The most evil is initially epitomized by Manpower ([[spoiler:later, the Mesan Alignment]]), who sell lines of 'pleasure slaves', who are trained from the age of twelve by being continuously raped.)
* In Creator/RobinHobb's ''Literature/LiveshipTraders'' trilogy, Captain Kennit's personal MoralEventHorizon is crossed when he drugs and rapes [[spoiler: Althea]]. The ''dragons'', who are otherwise depicted as purely selfish and completely uncaring towards "lesser beings" (i.e. humans), and will cheerfully murder and eat whomever they please, point out that this is the one thing that dragons never do. Indeed, this marks the point where Kennit's uncanny luck departs him, and [[spoiler:he dies within a few chapters.]]

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* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' books, the Masadans and their Church of Humanity Unchained (Defiant) do not recognize that rape is a crime. Their society is based around women as, quite literally, property. They're probably the second most evil group in the series. (The most evil is initially epitomized by Manpower ([[spoiler:later, the Mesan Alignment]]), who sell lines of 'pleasure slaves', "pleasure slaves", who are trained from the age of twelve by being continuously raped.)
* Young Adult novel ''Literature/IHuntKillers'' by Barry Lyga is about the son of America's most notorious SerialKiller, who at one point muses on whether it really matters whether or not a woman (always a woman) was raped before she is horribly tortured, mutilated and killed.
* In the ''Literature/KieshaRa'' series, the serpiente shapeshifters have a bad reputation with their enemy avians as being very... ''loose'' with their sexual morals. In truth, as their prince, Zane, explains to the avian princess Danica, the serpiente believe that rape is a crime of the highest evil, and they will execute anyone accused of it, because, as Zane says, in those cases, "It is considered better to kill an innocent man than to let a guilty one live."
* In Terre d'Ange, the main country in Jacqueline Carey's ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series, rape is not only an unspeakable crime but also heresy because it violates their religion's central precept of "Love as Thou Wilt."
* In the sixth book of ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'' series, Drizzt muses that even the assassin Artemis Entreri has his standards: he kills people left and right, but he didn't rape Catti-Brie when she was his prisoner.
* In Creator/RobinHobb's ''Literature/LiveshipTraders'' trilogy, Captain Kennit's personal MoralEventHorizon is crossed when he drugs and rapes [[spoiler: Althea]].[[spoiler:Althea]]. The ''dragons'', who are otherwise depicted as purely selfish and completely uncaring towards "lesser beings" (i.e. humans), and will cheerfully murder and eat whomever they please, point out that this is the one thing that dragons never do. Indeed, this marks the point where Kennit's uncanny luck departs him, and [[spoiler:he dies within a few chapters.]]]]
* ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'' and its counterpart movies show very clearly that although killing hundreds of people in horrible and torturous ways is horrific, raping and violating them beforehand will cement the serial killer in monster territory like nothing else on the face of the earth. A good yard stick is asking the question "do you think Lisbeth was doing the right thing when she killed those men?" Hands up everyone who answered "yes"?



* In Creator/TomClancy's ''Literature/RedStormRising'', Micheal Edwards executes three Russian soldiers after they've been found having raped a pregnant Icelandic civilan. This was at least partly triggered by a personal experience (his old girlfriend was brutally raped and killed).
* The ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' novels made out that several of the villains were rapists to add more evil points. Pretty accurate for [[DirtyCop Bryan Irons]], but for Nicholi and [[BigBad Wesker]], not so much (until ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'').
* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', BigBad Morgoth has committed genocide and countless betrayals and seeks nothing less than the subjugation of Middle-Earth under his absolute dominion. But the narrative goes out of its way to call out his desire to rape Lúthien as "a thought more wicked than any he had before conceived."
* ''Literature/{{Sisterhood}}'' series by Creator/FernMichaels: Kathryn Lucas from the book ''Weekend Warriors'' abides by this trope. Three bikers raped her in front of her husband. Those three knew that her husband was suffering from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and seizures, so they knew that he would not be able to stop them. Interestingly, this is one of the few books where the author does ''not'' look through the viewpoint of the villain...perhaps to show that their crime is so horrible that going into their minds is too much. Kathryn also explained how she couldn't punish them legally because by the time she got around to that, the statute of limitations for her rape had run out.



* ''Literature/TheStoneDanceOfTheChameleon'': In Ricardo Pinto's ''The Chosen'' you have a race of humanoids (called [[TitleDrop the Chosen]]) who believe they are superior to every other humanoid. As a result most commit horrific acts of torture, mutilation, mass-murder and genocide without blinking. The reader's recognition of this horror and complete culture glut for sadism comes through the eyes of the protagonist, Carnelian, who ''is'' a recently un-exiled Chosen who had spent his life secluded in a loving family where he was [[ValuesDissonance not brought up with these values]]. Yet despite everything Carnelian sees, the defining point of evil comes when Carnelian's young half-brother (who is not Chosen) sees the face of another Chosen, which is a crime where the punishment for such an offence is [[EyeScream the removal of the offender's eyes]]. The so-called Chosen 'victim' of this crime tells the boy that he will trade his eyes for 'something else' and then proceeds to [[MoralEventHorizon rape him repeatedly.]] ''This'' is when Carnelian sees the life go out from his brother's eyes and ''nothing'' that follows (including torture, death camps, etc.) does anything other than slightly deepen that hollowness. The rapist is easily defined as one of the more sadistic [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] in the Chosen hierarchy, and It's at this point when the evil status of his entire race is established, and Carnelian [[HeelRealization realizes it]].
* In the ''Literature/SwordOfShadows'' series, Mace Blackhail is always portrayed as a slimy opportunist looking to grab as much power as he can within the [[ProudWarriorRace Clanholds]], but it's his rape of Raina (the clan chief's widow and his main opponent) which is his MoralEventHorizon, cementing him as a truly evil character who needs to go down hard.
* Boba Fett from ''Literature/TalesOfTheBountyHunters''. It's a short story starts with Leia in her metal bikini being shoved into Boba Fett's room for the night, since Jabba wants to give his bounty hunter something extra. The mercenary refuses to touch her, claiming that it is immoral, and is willing to give her the bed. ("I won't hurt you," he says. "I won't touch you. Sleep if you will. Or not; I don't care.") He does, however, try to act "holier than thou" by making it seem like this makes him better because he sees the Rebellion as morally wrong. (Of course, he doesn't question anything his current employer does as morally wrong, and the reason he doesn't send her back is because that would be insulting Jabba.)



* In order to illustrate the roughness of the frontier and to cement the heroic status of the title character in the ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'' books, it seems like every male character who isn't named D is a serial rapist.



* In ''The High King'', the final installment of the Literature/PrydainChronicles, the readers again encounter Dorath, who had been a villain in the fourth book. That he was a brigand and thief, the readers already knew, but it's not until he announces [[spoiler:his intent to rape Princess Eilonwy and have her raped by his friends]] that he's revealed to be a monster.
* In ''[[Literature/DarkestPowers The Summoning]]'', Derek is perfectly willing to allow Liam and Ramon to blame him to the local werewolf pack for their crimes of killing humans with the help of a man-eater (all of which is banned in werewolf culture), until they threaten Chloe. When he refuses to cooperate with them unless they allow her to leave safely, they decide to just kill him and take Chloe for their own pleasure, which in turn pushes Derek’s BerserkButton. It doesn’t help that when Ramon states that she is a little young for his tastes, Liam very happily says that "[he likes] them young".
* In one of the ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' novels, ''Dragoneye'', one of the Lord Holders of Pern has imprisoned a number of his tenants on trumped-up charges. Two of the guards he assigns to watch over them amuse themselves by raping pregnant women. Turns out that the designated Pernese punishment for this particular crime is castration.
* In the ''Literature/KieshaRa'' series, the serpiente shapeshifters have a bad reputation with their enemy avians as being very...''loose'' with their sexual morals. In truth, as their prince, Zane, explains to the avian princess Danica, the serpiente believe that rape is a crime of the highest evil, and they will execute anyone accused of it, because, as Zane says, in those cases, "It is considered better to kill an innocent man than to let a guilty one live."
* In Ricardo Pinto's ''The Chosen'' you have a race of humanoids (called [[TitleDrop the Chosen]]) who believe they are superior to every other humanoid. As a result most commit horrific acts of torture, mutilation, mass-murder and genocide without blinking. The reader's recognition of this horror and complete culture glut for sadism comes through the eyes of the protagonist, Carnelian, who ''is'' a recently un-exiled Chosen who had spent his life secluded in a loving family where he was [[ValuesDissonance not brought up with these values]]. Yet despite everything Carnelian sees, the defining point of evil comes when Carnelian's young half-brother (who is not Chosen) sees the face of another Chosen, which is a crime where the punishment for such an offence is [[EyeScream the removal of the offender's eyes]]. The so-called Chosen 'victim' of this crime tells the boy that he will trade his eyes for 'something else' and then proceeds to [[MoralEventHorizon rape him repeatedly.]] ''This'' is when Carnelian sees the life go out from his brother's eyes and ''nothing'' that follows (including torture, death camps, etc.) does anything other than slightly deepen that hollowness. The rapist is easily defined as one of the more sadistic [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] in the Chosen hierarchy, and It's at this point when the evil status of his entire race is established, and Carnelian [[HeelRealization realizes it]].
* In order to illustrate the roughness of the frontier and to cement the heroic status of the title character in the ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'' books it seems like every male character who isn't named D is a serial rapist.
* In Terre d'Ange, the main country in Jacqueline Carey's ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series, rape is not only an unspeakable crime but also heresy because it violates their religion's central precept of ''Love as Thou Wilt.''
* The ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' novels made out that several of the villains were rapists to add more evil points. Pretty accurate for [[DirtyCop Bryan Irons]], but for Nicholi and [[BigBad Wesker]], not so much (until [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 Resident]] [[WildMassGuessing Evil]] [[DudeShesLikeInAComa 5]]).
* Played with in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant''. The eponymous protagonist's rape of an innocent girl near the beginning is presented as a horrible MoralEventHorizon, but also to show how deeply fucked up he is over his issues; also, it's very clear that BigBad Lord Foul is immeasurably worse.
* ''[[Literature/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo The Millennium Trilogy]]'' and its counterpart movies show very clearly that although killing hundreds of people in horrible and torturous ways is horrific, raping and violating them beforehand will cement the serial killer in monster territory like nothing else on the face of the earth. A good yard stick is asking the question "do you think Lisbeth was doing the right thing when she killed those men?" Hands up everyone who answered "yes"?
* In Creator/TomClancy's ''Literature/RedStormRising'', Micheal Edwards executes three Russian soldiers after they've been found having raped a pregnant Icelandic civilan. This was at least partly triggered by a personal experience (his old girlfriend was brutally raped and killed).
* In the sixth book of ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'' series, Drizzt muses that even the assassin Artemis Entreri has his standards: he kills people left and right, but he didn't rape Catti-Brie when she was his prisoner.
* ''Sisterhood'' series by Creator/FernMichaels: Kathryn Lucas from the book ''Weekend Warriors'' abides by this trope. Three bikers raped her in front of her husband. Those three knew that her husband was suffering from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and seizures, so they knew that he would not be able to stop them. Interestingly, this is one of the few books where the author does ''not'' look through the viewpoint of the villain...perhaps to show that their crime is so horrible that going into their minds is too much. Kathryn also explained how she couldn't punish them legally because by the time she got around to that, the statute of limitations for her rape had run out.
* In the ConanTheBarbarian story ''A Witch Shall Be Born'', the mercenary leader Constantius rapes the kind and benevolent Queen Taramis. This scene is used to establish just how depraved and sociopathic Constantius (and by extension, Salome, the title witch) is.
-->'''Salome:''' Enough of this farce; let us on to the next act in the comedy. Listen, dear sister: it was I who sent Constantius here. When I decided to take the throne of Khauran, I cast about for a man to aid me, and chose the Falcon, because of his utter lack of all characteristics men call good.
* In the ''Literature/SwordOfShadows'' series, Mace Blackhail was always portrayed as a slimy opportunist looking to grab as much power as he can within the [[ProudWarriorRace Clanholds]], but it's his rape of Raina (the clan chief's widow and his main opponent) which is his MoralEventHorizon, cementing him as a truly evil character who needs to go down hard.
* Young Adult novel ''I Hunt Killers'' by Barry Lyga is about the son of America's most notorious SerialKiller, who at one point muses on whether it really matters whether or not a woman (always a woman) was raped before she is horribly tortured, mutilated and killed.
* In the ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' book ''Crusade'', one of USS ''Walker's'' enlisted, described as a "Kard-Karrying Klansmen", rapes a female Lemurian named Blas-Ma-Ar. He is summarily lynched by the rest of ''Walker's'' non-commissioned crew.
* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', BigBad Morgoth has committed genocide and countless betrayals and seeks nothing less than the subjugation of Middle-Earth under his absolute dominion. But the narrative goes out of its way to call out his desire to rape Lúthien as "a thought more wicked than any he had before conceived."
* Boba Fett from ''Literature/TalesOfTheBountyHunters''. It's a short story starts with Leia in her metal bikini being shoved into Boba Fett's room for the night, since Jabba wants to give his bounty hunter something extra. The mercenary refuses to touch her, claiming that it is immoral, and is willing to give her the bed. ("I won't hurt you," he says. "I won't touch you. Sleep if you will. Or not; I don't care.") He does, however, try to act "holier than thou" by making it seem like this makes him better because he sees the Rebellion as morally wrong. (Of course, he doesn't question anything his current employer does as morally wrong, and the reason he doesn't send her back is because that would be insulting Jabba.)



* In one ''Literature/TheDestroyer'' book, a minor antagonist sincerely believes that it is not only the right, but the duty, of a true man to have sex with a woman when the opportunity presents itself, regardless of what she feels about it. He even adds that he's raped several lesbians just to "show them what they're missing out on". This serves to establish, very heavy-handedly, how utterly morally bankrupt the character is, so you'll cheer when the protagonists kill him in grisly fashion later.



* In Season 4 of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Angelus]] makes a return appearance, a being that spent ''centuries'' torturing and murdering who knows how many people of all ages in the most brutal methods he could devise (and he is very inventive). But apparently that wasn't enough, as the writers have Angelus make ''constant'' sexual comments and threats towards both Cordelia and Fred, and even agrees to provide the information they want after Cordelia offers herself to him in every sense of the word.
* In the reimagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' episode "Pegasus", many of the crew, including Captain Adama, are [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman uncertain how precisely to handle]] the "incident" where the Cylon interrogator from the ''Pegasus'' tried to rape Sharon while questioning her. One of the exceptions is Doctor Cottle, one of the most upright and moral characters on the show, who bluntly states that what they tried to do to Sharon was "unforgivable."
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Spike is a soulless demon who has tortured and killed hundreds. Yet he remains the LoveableRogue, up to the point in Season 6 when he tries to rape Buffy. At that point, he even loses the sympathy of Dawn, who used to think he was pretty cool. More importantly, the attempt even shocks Spike himself, and sends him down the road that leads to him [[spoiler:regaining his soul]].
** Equally pointedly, this is the only Spike behavior that Buffy ''really'' has a problem with since at least Season 4 if not earlier. Apparently every other despicable thing Spike did on-camera and had done in his past was forgivable from Buffy's point-of-view.
** A later scene with Spike also hammers this trope home. Spike, [[spoiler:who now has a soul]], tells Buffy she has to kill him before he hurts anyone else. To convince her, he warns her that if he goes evil again, he is liable to hurt Dawn -- which includes raping her. Apparently the image of Dawn being tortured and killed isn't enough; Spike has to threaten her with rape to get Buffy's attention.
** Also, Warren's MoralEventHorizon comes when he tries to rape, and then kills, his ex-girlfriend, Katrina. The "kills" is probably the more important part of that equation, but the attempted rape definitely takes him several degrees down the spectrum towards villainy. The point is driven home with LampshadeHanging and MoodWhiplash. The Trio has used a mind control device on Warren's ex; this is initially played for laughs as they make her dress up in a French maid outfit and serve drinks. Just as Warren is about to realize the PowerPerversionPotential of his invention, however, she snaps out of it--and the tone immediately gets much darker as she angrily points out that there's nothing funny--and everything immoral and illegal--about what they were doing to her.
** Just to show that enjoying killing is not enough and show that she has really become evil, Faith attempts to rape and kill Xander. It's so wrong former {{Mind Rap|e}}ist Angel intervenes. With a baseball bat.
** Part of Faith's attempts to hurt Buffy after [[GrandTheftMe stealing her body]] was to [[BedTrick seduce Riley,]] essentially raping both of them. This is treated as Faith's MoralEventHorizon, to the point where subsequent episodes revolve around it, Angel doesn't want to talk about it once he finds out, and after using it for motivation to stop Faith (he immediately tries to shoot her first chance he gets) Buffy shows up to kill her, and since Angel won't is willing to go through him to do so. It's even a special kind of evil for Faith, as after she does the deed is disgusted, then believes she is a monster on par with Angelus and becomes a DeathSeeker.
* In ''Series/CriminalMinds'', killers can have psychiatric and psychotic compulsions and reasons behind the murders they perpetrate which are understandable. Paedophiles and rapists have absolutely no such out at all. And considering how much insight this show gives into the minds of the serial killers and victimisers, that's really saying something.



* The entire premise behind ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' is pretty much this trope, and rapists on any crime procedural are likely to face a harsher response from the cast than murderers. They even [[LampshadeHanging hung an episode-long lampshade]] on the fact that they treat rapists more harshly than any other kind of criminal. During this episode, a man was accused of raping a minor, and was basically treated like crap by the cops despite his pleas of innocence. When he complained of being attacked by other prisoners, the cops responded with "You deserve it." Turns out, [[spoiler:he really was innocent (and being railroaded by the woman he supposedly raped... she was 24 but looked younger, by the way), trying to scam the hotel for a big settlement, and... oops... the accused rapist was murdered by another prisoner before he could be released]]. [[JusticeByOtherLegalMeans That made the "girl" legally culpable for murder.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', it's notable that amoral-seeming Topher makes his SuddenPrincipledStand when he's ordered to permanently turn Sierra over to Nolan Kinnard.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'':
**
The entire premise behind ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' is pretty much this trope, episode "Crackers Don't Matter": under the influence of the episode's villain, Crichton begins going progressively insane, and rapists on any crime procedural attacks the rest of the crew (most of which are likely to face also insane) in a harsher response from hallucination-riddled frenzy. However, it is his (and Harvey's) contemplation of raping Chiana that really indicates just how deranged Crichton has become.
** A measure of exactly how evil and utterly terrifying
the cast than murderers. They even [[LampshadeHanging hung an episode-long lampshade]] on Scarrans are is the fact that they treat rapists more harshly than any other kind of criminal. During this episode, a man was accused of raping a minor, rape ''everything''. Both physical violation and was basically treated like crap by MindRape as well. [[ChildByRape It's one of the cops despite his pleas of innocence. When he complained of being attacked by other prisoners, reasons]] why Scorpius hates the cops responded with "You deserve it." Turns out, [[spoiler:he really was innocent (and being railroaded by the woman he supposedly raped... she was 24 but looked younger, by the way), trying to scam the hotel for a big settlement, and... oops... the accused rapist was murdered by another prisoner before he could be released]]. [[JusticeByOtherLegalMeans That made the "girl" legally culpable for murder.]]Scarrans so much.



--->'''Shepherd Book''': If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking people who talk at the theater]].

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--->'''Shepherd Book''': Book:''' If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking people who talk at the theater]].



--->'''Jayne''': It's a girl. She's cute, too, but I don't think she's all there, y'know?
* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Spike is a soulless demon who has tortured and killed hundreds. Yet he remains the LoveableRogue, up to the point in Season 6 when he tries to rape Buffy. At that point, he even loses the sympathy of Dawn, who used to think he was pretty cool. More importantly, the attempt even shocks Spike himself, and sends him down the road that leads to him [[spoiler:regaining his soul]].
** Equally pointedly, this is the only Spike behavior that Buffy ''really'' has a problem with since at least Season 4 if not earlier. Apparently every other despicable thing Spike did on-camera and had done in his past was forgivable from Buffy's point-of-view.
** A later scene with Spike also hammers this trope home. Spike, [[spoiler:who now has a soul]], tells Buffy she has to kill him before he hurts anyone else. To convince her, he warns her that if he goes evil again, he is liable to hurt Dawn -- which includes raping her. Apparently the image of Dawn being tortured and killed isn't enough; Spike has to threaten her with rape to get Buffy's attention.
** Also, Warren's MoralEventHorizon comes when he tries to rape, and then kills, his ex-girlfriend, Katrina. The "kills" is probably the more important part of that equation, but the attempted rape definitely takes him several degrees down the spectrum towards villainy. The point is driven home with LampshadeHanging and MoodWhiplash. The Trio has used a mind control device on Warren's ex; this is initially played for laughs as they make her dress up in a French maid outfit and serve drinks. Just as Warren is about to realize the PowerPerversionPotential of his invention, however, she snaps out of it--and the tone immediately gets much darker as she angrily points out that there's nothing funny--and everything immoral and illegal--about what they were doing to her.
** Just to show that enjoying killing is not enough and show that she has really become evil, Faith attempts to rape and kill Xander. It's so wrong former {{Mind Rap|e}}ist Angel intervenes. With a baseball bat.
** Part of Faith's attempts to hurt Buffy after [[GrandTheftMe stealing her body]] was to [[BedTrick seduce Riley,]] essentially raping both of them. This is treated as Faith's MoralEventHorizon, to the point where subsequent episodes revolve around it, Angel doesn't want to talk about it once he finds out, and after using it for motivation to stop Faith (he immediately tries to shoot her first chance he gets) Buffy shows up to kill her, and since Angel won't is willing to go through him to do so. It's even a special kind of evil for Faith, as after she does the deed is disgusted, then believes she is a monster on par with Angelus and becomes a DeathSeeker.
* In Season 4 of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Angelus]] makes a return appearance, a being that spent ''centuries'' torturing and murdering who knows how many people of all ages in the most brutal methods he could devise (and he is very inventive). But apparently that wasn't enough, as the writers have Angelus make ''constant'' sexual comments and threats towards both Cordelia and Fred, and even agrees to provide the information they want after Cordelia offers herself to him in every sense of the word.
* One of the most unsympathetic characters (among so many unsympathetic characters) on ''Series/TheSopranos'' must be Dr. Melfi's rapist, Jesus Rossi. Obviously this is also an example of ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Tony may be a thug and a murderer, but the most he does to his shrink is to swear at her and break her furniture. Still, Tony would have been much less attractive to the audience -- and to Melfi -- were he guilty of rape.

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--->'''Jayne''': --->'''Jayne:''' It's a girl. She's cute, too, but I don't think she's all there, y'know?
y'know?
* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Spike is a soulless demon who has tortured and killed hundreds. Yet he remains the LoveableRogue, up to the point
''Series/GameOfThrones''. Sandor Clegane, dying in Season 6 when he tries to rape Buffy. At that point, he even loses the sympathy of Dawn, who used to think he was pretty cool. More importantly, the attempt even shocks Spike himself, and sends him down the road that leads to him [[spoiler:regaining his soul]].
** Equally pointedly, this is the only Spike behavior that Buffy ''really'' has a problem
agony miles from aid with since at least Season 4 if not earlier. Apparently every other despicable thing Spike did on-camera and had done in his past was forgivable from Buffy's point-of-view.
** A later scene with Spike also hammers
a broken femur, invokes this trope home. Spike, [[spoiler:who now has a soul]], tells Buffy she has to kill him before he hurts anyone else. To convince her, he warns her that if he goes evil again, he is liable to hurt Dawn -- which includes raping her. Apparently the image of Dawn being tortured and killed isn't enough; Spike has to threaten her with rape to get Buffy's attention.
** Also, Warren's MoralEventHorizon comes when
Arya Stark to MercyKill him, saying he tries to rape, and then kills, his ex-girlfriend, Katrina. The "kills" is probably the more important part of that equation, but the attempted rape definitely takes him several degrees down the spectrum towards villainy. The point is driven home with LampshadeHanging and MoodWhiplash. The Trio has used a mind control device on Warren's ex; this is initially played for laughs as they make should have raped her dress up in a French maid outfit and serve drinks. Just as Warren is about to realize the PowerPerversionPotential of his invention, however, she snaps out of it--and the tone immediately gets much darker as she angrily points out that there's nothing funny--and everything immoral and illegal--about what they were doing to her.
** Just to show that enjoying killing is not enough and show that she has really become evil, Faith attempts to rape and kill Xander. It's
sister Sansa so wrong former {{Mind Rap|e}}ist Angel intervenes. With a baseball bat.
** Part of Faith's attempts to hurt Buffy after [[GrandTheftMe stealing her body]] was to [[BedTrick seduce Riley,]] essentially raping both of them. This is treated as Faith's MoralEventHorizon, to the point where subsequent episodes revolve around it, Angel
he'd have had at least one happy memory. [[spoiler:It doesn't work, or you could say it works too well as Arya leaves him there to die slowly.]]
* On ''Series/TheJayLenoShow'', Creator/ChrisRock said:
-->'''Chris Rock:''' Rape's number two. It's murder, then rape. The United States, we
want to talk about it once capture Osama Bin Laden and murder him. We don't want to rape him. That would be barbaric!
* The entire premise behind ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' is pretty much this trope, and rapists on any crime procedural are likely to face a harsher response from the cast than murderers. They even [[LampshadeHanging hung an episode-long lampshade]] on the fact that they treat rapists more harshly than any other kind of criminal. During this episode, a man was accused of raping a minor, and was basically treated like crap by the cops despite his pleas of innocence. When
he finds complained of being attacked by other prisoners, the cops responded with "You deserve it." Turns out, [[spoiler:he really was innocent (and being railroaded by the woman he supposedly raped... she was 24 but looked younger, by the way), trying to scam the hotel for a big settlement, and... oops... the accused rapist was murdered by another prisoner before he could be released]]. [[JusticeByOtherLegalMeans That made the "girl" legally culpable for murder.]]
* In the UK crime series ''Series/LegalScares'' which takes place in Florida, one of the episodes features Mark Partson, a ruthless underworld killer who is responsible for over 10,000 deaths as well as countless thefts
and drug deals. He ends up confessing to all of his crimes practically asking for a death sentence after using it his boss backstabs him and says he will rape an innocent random young woman unless he does so. When he turns himself in, when asked why he has done so he answers:
-->'''Mark Partson:''' It's better
for motivation a lowlife like be to stop Faith (he immediately tries have his life ruined then an innocent girl. That girl did shit to shoot her first chance no-one, so he gets) Buffy shows up to kill her, and since Angel won't is willing do shit to go through him her...
* One episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' has Sam leap into a young rape victim; initially he, Al, and their MissionControl assume that he's supposed
to do so. It's even get the rapist convicted, but because the guy comes from a special kind of evil for Faith, as rich and famous family he manages to beat the rap. Then he goes after she does the deed is disgusted, then believes she is a monster on par with Angelus girl again, at which point Sam realizes why he's really here and becomes a DeathSeeker.
* In Season 4 of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Angelus]] makes a return appearance, a being that spent ''centuries'' torturing and murdering who knows how many people of all ages in
[[CurbStompBattle beats the most brutal methods he could devise (and he is very inventive). But apparently that wasn't enough, as everloving crap out of him]]; we don't see the writers have Angelus make ''constant'' sexual comments and threats towards both Cordelia and Fred, and even agrees to provide end result, but presumably the information they want after Cordelia offers herself to him in every sense of the word.
* One of the most unsympathetic characters (among so many unsympathetic characters) on ''Series/TheSopranos'' must be Dr. Melfi's rapist, Jesus Rossi. Obviously this is also an example of ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Tony may be
rapist couldn't escape conviction a thug and a murderer, but the most he does to his shrink is to swear at her and break her furniture. Still, Tony would have been much less attractive to the audience -- and to Melfi -- were he guilty of rape.second time.



* On ''The Jay Leno Show'', Creator/ChrisRock said:
-->Rape's number two. It's murder, then rape. The United States, we want to capture Osama Bin Laden and murder him. We don't want to rape him. That would be barbaric!
* Used in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'':
** The episode "Crackers Don't Matter": under the influence of the episode's villain, Crichton begins going progressively insane, and attacks the rest of the crew (most of which are also insane) in a hallucination-riddled frenzy. However, it is his (and Harvey's) contemplation of raping Chiana that really indicates just how deranged Crichton has become.
** A measure of exactly how evil and utterly terrifying the Scarrans are is the fact that they rape ''everything''. Both physical violation and MindRape as well. [[ChildByRape It's one of the reasons]] why Scorpius hates the Scarrans so much.
* In the UK crime series ''Series/LegalScares'' which takes place in Florida, one of the episodes features Mark Partson, a ruthless underworld killer who is responsible for over 10,000 deaths as well as countless thefts and drug deals. He ends up confessing to all of his crimes practically asking for a death sentence after his boss back stabs him and says he will rape an innocent random young woman unless he does so. When he turns himself in, when asked why he has done so he answers:
-->It's better for a lowlife like be to have his life ruined then an innocent girl. That girl did shit to no one, so he won't do shit to her...
* In ''Series/CriminalMinds'', killers can have psychiatric and psychotic compulsions and reasons behind the murders they perpetrate which are understandable. Paedophiles and rapists have absolutely no such out at all. And considering how much insight this show gives into the minds of the serial killers and victimisers, that's really saying something.
* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', it's notable that amoral-seeming Topher makes his SuddenPrincipledStand when he's ordered to permanently turn Sierra over to Nolan Kinnard.
* In the reimagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' episode "Pegasus", many of the crew, including Captain Adama, are [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman uncertain how precisely to handle]] the "incident" where the Cylon interrogator from the ''Pegasus'' tried to rape Sharon while questioning her. One of the exceptions is Doctor Cottle, one of the most upright and moral characters on the show, who bluntly states that what they tried to do to Sharon was "unforgivable."
* One episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' has Sam leap into a young rape victim; initially he, Al, and their MissionControl assume that he's supposed to get the rapist convicted, but because the guy comes from a rich and famous family he manages to beat the rap. Then he goes after the girl again, at which point Sam realizes why he's really here and [[CurbStompBattle beats the everloving crap out of him]]; we don't see the end result, but presumably the rapist couldn't escape conviction a second time.
* There are not many things Richard from ''{{Sharpe}}'' will not do. Most of them involve harming civilians, and rape is top of the list. And if he catches someone ''else'' doing it, he will kill them and damn the consequences.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Sandor Clegane, dying in agony miles from aid with a broken femur, invokes this trope to get Arya Stark to MercyKill him, saying he should have raped her sister Sansa so he'd have had at least one happy memory. [[spoiler:It doesn't work, or you could say it works too well as Arya leaves him there to die slowly.]]

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* On ''The Jay Leno Show'', Creator/ChrisRock said:
-->Rape's number two. It's murder, then rape. The United States, we want to capture Osama Bin Laden and murder him. We don't want to rape him. That would be barbaric!
* Used in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'':
** The episode "Crackers Don't Matter": under the influence of the episode's villain, Crichton begins going progressively insane, and attacks the rest of the crew (most of which are also insane) in a hallucination-riddled frenzy. However, it is his (and Harvey's) contemplation of raping Chiana that really indicates just how deranged Crichton has become.
** A measure of exactly how evil and utterly terrifying the Scarrans are is the fact that they rape ''everything''. Both physical violation and MindRape as well. [[ChildByRape It's one of the reasons]] why Scorpius hates the Scarrans so much.
* In the UK crime series ''Series/LegalScares'' which takes place in Florida, one of the episodes features Mark Partson, a ruthless underworld killer who is responsible for over 10,000 deaths as well as countless thefts and drug deals. He ends up confessing to all of his crimes practically asking for a death sentence after his boss back stabs him and says he will rape an innocent random young woman unless he does so. When he turns himself in, when asked why he has done so he answers:
-->It's better for a lowlife like be to have his life ruined then an innocent girl. That girl did shit to no one, so he won't do shit to her...
* In ''Series/CriminalMinds'', killers can have psychiatric and psychotic compulsions and reasons behind the murders they perpetrate which are understandable. Paedophiles and rapists have absolutely no such out at all. And considering how much insight this show gives into the minds of the serial killers and victimisers, that's really saying something.
* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', it's notable that amoral-seeming Topher makes his SuddenPrincipledStand when he's ordered to permanently turn Sierra over to Nolan Kinnard.
* In the reimagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' episode "Pegasus", many of the crew, including Captain Adama, are [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman uncertain how precisely to handle]] the "incident" where the Cylon interrogator from the ''Pegasus'' tried to rape Sharon while questioning her. One of the exceptions is Doctor Cottle, one of the most upright and moral characters on the show, who bluntly states that what they tried to do to Sharon was "unforgivable."
* One episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' has Sam leap into a young rape victim; initially he, Al, and their MissionControl assume that he's supposed to get the rapist convicted, but because the guy comes from a rich and famous family he manages to beat the rap. Then he goes after the girl again, at which point Sam realizes why he's really here and [[CurbStompBattle beats the everloving crap out of him]]; we don't see the end result, but presumably the rapist couldn't escape conviction a second time.
* There are not many things Richard from ''{{Sharpe}}'' ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'' will not do. Most of them involve harming civilians, and rape is top of the list. And if he catches someone ''else'' doing it, he will kill them and damn the consequences.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Sandor Clegane, dying in agony miles from aid with a broken femur, invokes One of the most unsympathetic characters (among so many unsympathetic characters) on ''Series/TheSopranos'' must be Dr. Melfi's rapist, Jesus Rossi. Obviously this trope is also an example of ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Tony may be a thug and a murderer, but the most he does to get Arya Stark his shrink is to MercyKill him, saying he should swear at her and break her furniture. Still, Tony would have raped her sister Sansa so he'd have had at least one happy memory. [[spoiler:It doesn't work, or you could say it works too well as Arya leaves him there been much less attractive to die slowly.]]the audience -- and to Melfi -- were he guilty of rape.



* This is the reason why servants of Slaanesh in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are considered nightmarish even by [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Chaos]] standards. Khorne followers [[AxeCrazy maim-burn-kill]], Tzeentch followers {{manipulat|iveBastard}}e, and Nurgle followers are [[AffablyEvil genuinely friendly]], but Slaanesh followers will inflict unimaginable tortures for their own pleasure, death being a gift. Granted, rape is ''far'' from the only tool in their considerable arsenal, but it is certainly used.
* This is the reason why ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'' is notorious as the worst game ever created. It averts this trope most gruesomely. In the ''FATAL'' universe, women are more heavily punished for keeping an untidy house than men are for being rapists. The fact that the writers seem almost gleeful during the discussions of rape certainly contributes. Rather famously, when one reviewer called FATAL "the date rape RPG," one of the co-authors responded "[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Where does it say anything about dating?]]"
* ''Dog Town'', a crime-noir RPG where player characters commit all kinds of criminal acts, has rape, sodomy and doing bad things to children listed under "Perv Crimes," the lowest-of-the-low stuff that's enough to make any "decent respectable criminal" want to vomit, or at the very least "shorten the lives" of the "miserable fuckers" who do these things.

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* This is ''TabletopGame/DogTown'', a crime-noir RPG where player characters commit all kinds of criminal acts, has rape, sodomy and doing bad things to children listed under "Perv Crimes," the reason why servants of Slaanesh in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are considered nightmarish even by [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Chaos]] standards. Khorne followers [[AxeCrazy maim-burn-kill]], Tzeentch followers {{manipulat|iveBastard}}e, and Nurgle followers are [[AffablyEvil genuinely friendly]], but Slaanesh followers will inflict unimaginable tortures for their own pleasure, death being a gift. Granted, rape is ''far'' from lowest-of-the-low stuff that's enough to make any "decent respectable criminal" want to vomit, or at the only tool in their considerable arsenal, but it is certainly used.
very least "shorten the lives" of the "miserable fuckers" who do these things.
* This is the reason why ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'' is notorious as the worst game ever created. It averts this trope most gruesomely. In the ''FATAL'' universe, women are more heavily punished for keeping an untidy house than men are for being rapists. The fact that the writers seem almost gleeful during the discussions of rape certainly contributes. Rather famously, when one reviewer called FATAL ''FATAL'' "the date rape RPG," one of the co-authors responded "[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Where does it say anything about dating?]]"
* ''Dog Town'', a crime-noir RPG where player characters commit all kinds This is the reason why servants of criminal acts, has rape, sodomy Slaanesh in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and doing bad things to children listed under "Perv Crimes," ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' are considered nightmarish even by [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Chaos]] standards. Khorne followers [[AxeCrazy maim-burn-kill]], Tzeentch followers {{manipulat|iveBastard}}e, and Nurgle followers are [[AffablyEvil genuinely friendly]], but Slaanesh followers will inflict unimaginable tortures for their own pleasure, death being a gift. Granted, rape is ''far'' from the lowest-of-the-low stuff that's enough to make any "decent respectable criminal" want to vomit, or at the very least "shorten the lives" of the "miserable fuckers" who do these things.only tool in their considerable arsenal, but it is certainly used.



[[folder:Videogames]]
* Creator/NipponIchi are pretty big on this trope:
** In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness '', after Jennifer asks Laharl if demons molested him in chapter 9, Laharl asks in a rather offended voice what she thought demons were. Though this scene was supposed to be funny, it shows that Nippon verse demons draw the line at molestation.
** In ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'', it is shown just what kind of bastard [[spoiler:Seedle]] was when several demons (overlords at that) were absolutely disgusted with him when he is revealed to have been an attempted rapist. Luckily, [[spoiler:Salome killed ''him'' instead of being raped by him. When he recounts the story like he was wronged, Alex, who until this point had a one track mind on defeating Zetta, drops ''everything'' to kick Seedle's ass.]]
** In ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', [[spoiler:Hawthorne]] is revealed to be an evil bastard after the discovery that he is a serial rapist. It's not just casual rape, either. He deliberately raises an orphan girl until adulthood, developing a strong child-parent bond, and then rapes and kills her on her birthday. And then he starts over with a new one.

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[[folder:Theater]]
* Creator/NipponIchi In ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' [[spoiler: Stanley's rape of Blanche]] cements his status as a complete JerkAss.
* ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'''s AbusiveParents
are bad enough, but "The Dark I Know Well" puts Martha and Ilse's fathers firmly in this category.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The first half of ''VideoGame/{{Anchorhead}}'' is largely devoted to digging up the unsavory backstory of the Verlacs, the family behind the titular TownWithADarkSecret. You
pretty big on this trope:
** In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness '', after Jennifer asks Laharl if demons molested him in chapter 9, Laharl asks in a rather offended voice what she thought demons were. Though this scene was supposed to be funny, it shows
much know that Nippon verse demons draw the line at molestation.
** In ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'', it
BigBad is shown a monster when you find out he's been raping [[spoiler:his own daughters to sire grandsons]] (his trying to summon an EldritchAbomination just what kind isn't quite evil enough).
* Half-Orcs and Half-Ogres in ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' are subjected to a lot
of bastard [[spoiler:Seedle]] was when several demons (overlords FantasticRacism, partly because everyone assumes that at that) were absolutely disgusted with him when he is revealed to have been an attempted rapist. Luckily, [[spoiler:Salome killed ''him'' instead of being raped by him. When he recounts the story like he was wronged, Alex, who until this some point had in their ancestry, a male orc or ogre violated an unwilling human woman. [[spoiler:In the case of Half-Ogres, the reality is ''worse;'' not only are they born of rape, but some gnomes are actively force-breeding ogres with humans because their offspring make brilliant bodyguards. You can visit a factory farm which was once used for this purpose; it's one track mind on defeating Zetta, drops ''everything'' to kick Seedle's ass.of the most disturbing areas in the game.]]
** In ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', [[spoiler:Hawthorne]] is revealed * ''VideoGame/AssaultOnDarkAthena'': The sadistic Jaylor expresses his intent to be an evil bastard after the discovery rape Silverman, and asks Riddick to "rile her up" for him. Riddick refuses and replies that he is a serial rapist. It's not just casual rape, either. He deliberately raises an orphan girl until adulthood, developing murders people.
* In ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfTheLongbow'', Robin ''always'' arranges for Friar Tuck to give anyone he or his men kill in Sherwood Forest [[DueToTheDead
a strong child-parent bond, proper burial]]... except for the would-be rapist, who is dragged off the road and then rapes left out for the wolves and kills her on her birthday. And then he starts over ravens.
* ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' has as part of the story quest rescuing Jin from the police station, overrun by criminals. Throughout the mission it's hinted that this is exactly what happened to Jin, and the characters pull a LetsGetDangerous moment when dealing
with the gangsters. Later at the prison the hardened thugs make no bones about using a new one.rape threat to show they are the worst of the worst.



* ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction'' has an early flashback where robbers break into Sam's home and discuss raping his wife, resulting in him killing them with his daughter as a witness.
* In ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfTheLongbow'', Robin ''always'' arranges for Friar Tuck to give anyone he or his men kill in Sherwood Forest [[DueToTheDead a proper burial]]... except for the would-be rapist, who is dragged off the road and left out for the wolves and ravens.
* BigBad Bear in ''ReturnToKrondor'' is implied to have committed the heinous crime of rape on Talia. Naturally, everyone wants him stone dead.
* Half-Orcs and Half-Ogres in ''{{Arcanum}}'' are subjected to a lot of FantasticRacism, partly because everyone assumes that at some point in their ancestry, a male orc or ogre violated an unwilling human woman. [[spoiler:In the case of Half-Ogres, the reality is ''worse;'' not only are they born of rape, but some gnomes are actively force-breeding ogres with humans because their offspring make brilliant bodyguards. You can visit a factory farm which was once used for this purpose; it's one of the most disturbing areas in the game.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction'' has an early flashback where robbers break into Sam's home and discuss raping his wife, resulting in him killing them In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the Fiends are AlwaysChaoticEvil because they're constantly baked out of their skulls. But Cook-Cook, the Flamer-wielding rapist (and yes, those two do go hand-in-hand with his daughter as a witness.
* In ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfTheLongbow'', Robin ''always'' arranges for Friar Tuck to give anyone he or his men kill in Sherwood Forest [[DueToTheDead a proper burial]]... except for
him), is the would-be rapist, who is dragged off the road and left out for the wolves and ravens.
* BigBad Bear in ''ReturnToKrondor'' is implied to have committed the heinous crime of rape on Talia. Naturally,
only Fiend everyone wants him stone dead.
* Half-Orcs and Half-Ogres in ''{{Arcanum}}'' are subjected to a lot of FantasticRacism, partly because everyone assumes that at some point in their ancestry, a male orc or ogre violated an unwilling human woman. [[spoiler:In the case of Half-Ogres, the reality is ''worse;'' not only are they born of rape, but some gnomes are actively force-breeding ogres with humans because their offspring make brilliant bodyguards. You can visit a factory farm which was once used for this purpose; it's one of the most disturbing areas
in the game.]] Mojave hates by name and often will pay you for having killed. Caesar's Legion is also said to rape women, but this is mostly said in passing and takes a back seat to the slaving and mass murder.



-->'''Caellach''' (to [[LoveHurts Carlyle]]): I'm not like that freak Valter. I'm kind to women.
->And later...
-->'''Riev''': Ah, Valter... You're a beast. You're bound to no country. You care nothing for friend or foe. Kill a man, claim a woman... You live for nothing more, you wretched beast.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the Fiends are AlwaysChaoticEvil because they're constantly baked out of their skulls. But Cook-Cook, the Flamer-wielding rapist (and yes, those two do go hand-in-hand with him), is the only Fiend everyone in the Mojave hates by name and often will pay you for having killed. Caesar's Legion is also said to rape women, but this is mostly said in passing and takes a back seat to the slaving and mass murder.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has this when you discover [[spoiler: Jacob's father and what he and his officers had been doing to the mentally impaired female crew of their crashed ship for the last decade. They were forced along with the other men of the crew to eat the toxic food of the planet they crash-landed on, resulting in neural decay. Along with all the other crap that went down, it's mentioned that the men were separated from the women and that the women were assigned to the officers like pets.]] In a game full of omnicidal robotic entities, criminals, terrorists, murderers, and other assorted scumbags, he comes across as a special sort of disgusting. Indeed, this is the one time in the entire game where [[TheStoic Jacob]] is [[NotSoStoic thoroughly disgusted]] by what he sees. The neutral option is to let [[spoiler:Ronald]] [[spoiler:be torn apart by the zombie resistance he had kicked out and hunted down]]. None of the other squadmates, good or evil, cares, and Jacob himself states that he's so pathetic he's {{not worth killing}}.
* ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' has as part of the story quest rescuing Jin from the police station, overrun by criminals. Throughout the mission it's hinted that this is exactly what happened to Jin, and the characters pull a LetsGetDangerous moment when dealing with the gangsters. Later at the prison the hardened thugs make no bones about using a rape threat to show they are the worst of the worst.
* ''VideoGame/AssaultOnDarkAthena'': The sadistic Jaylor expresses his intent to rape Silverman, and asks Riddick to "rile her up" for him. Riddick refuses and replies that he just murders people.

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-->'''Caellach''' (to -->'''Caellach:''' ''[to [[LoveHurts Carlyle]]): Carlyle]]]'' I'm not like that freak Valter. I'm kind to women.
->And later...
-->'''Riev''':
women.\\
''[and later...]''\\
'''Riev:'''
Ah, Valter... You're a beast. You're bound to no country. You care nothing for friend or foe. Kill a man, claim a woman... You live for nothing more, you wretched beast.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the Fiends are AlwaysChaoticEvil because they're constantly baked out of their skulls. But Cook-Cook, the Flamer-wielding rapist (and yes, those two do go hand-in-hand with him), is the only Fiend everyone in the Mojave hates by name and often will pay you for having killed. Caesar's Legion is also said to rape women, but this is mostly said in passing and takes a back seat to the slaving and mass murder.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has this when you discover [[spoiler: Jacob's [[spoiler:Jacob's father and what he and his officers had been doing to the mentally impaired female crew of their crashed ship for the last decade. They were forced along with the other men of the crew to eat the toxic food of the planet they crash-landed on, resulting in neural decay. Along with all the other crap that went down, it's mentioned that the men were separated from the women and that the women were assigned to the officers like pets.]] In a game full of omnicidal robotic entities, criminals, terrorists, murderers, and other assorted scumbags, he comes across as a special sort of disgusting. Indeed, this is the one time in the entire game where [[TheStoic Jacob]] is [[NotSoStoic thoroughly disgusted]] by what he sees. The neutral option is to let [[spoiler:Ronald]] [[spoiler:be torn apart by the zombie resistance he had kicked out and hunted down]]. None of the other squadmates, good or evil, cares, and Jacob himself states that he's so pathetic he's {{not worth killing}}.
* ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' has as part Creator/NipponIchi are pretty big on this trope:
** In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness '', after Jennifer asks Laharl if demons molested him in chapter 9, Laharl asks in a rather offended voice what she thought demons were. Though this scene was supposed to be funny, it shows that Nippon-verse demons draw the line at molestation.
** In ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'', it is shown just what kind
of bastard [[spoiler:Seedle]] was when several demons (overlords at that) were absolutely disgusted with him when he is revealed to have been an attempted rapist. Luckily, [[spoiler:Salome killed ''him'' instead of being raped by him. When he recounts the story quest rescuing Jin from like he was wronged, Alex, who until this point had a one track mind on defeating Zetta, drops ''everything'' to kick Seedle's ass.]]
** In ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', [[spoiler:Hawthorne]] is revealed to be an evil bastard after
the police station, overrun by criminals. Throughout the mission it's hinted discovery that he is a serial rapist. It's not just casual rape, either. He deliberately raises an orphan girl until adulthood, developing a strong child-parent bond, and then rapes and kills her on her birthday. And then he starts over with a new one.
* Creator/{{Infocom}}'s ''VideoGame/PlunderedHearts'', which features a set female protagonist in a historical setting, has a scene where the heroine runs the risk of being raped by the evil nobleman Jean Lafond. Should the player do nothing, the game will abruptly end with one sentence telling that he took her to bed followed by "You have suffered a [[FateWorseThanDeath fate worse than death]]" and an abrupt game over. Thwarting
this attempt and escaping with her virtue still intact is exactly what happened the goal of that scene -- and when the heroine's love interest hears about the attempt, he's more determined to Jin, kill Lafond than ever. (Lafond had previously killed Captain Jamison's brother -- but ''this'' clearly pushes Lafond over into monster territory.)
* BigBad Bear in ''VideoGame/ReturnToKrondor'' is implied to have committed the heinous crime of rape on Talia. Naturally, everyone wants him stone dead.
* ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction'' has an early flashback where robbers break into Sam's home and discuss raping his wife, resulting in him killing them with his daughter as a witness.
* This trope crops up often in Adam Cadre's ''VideoGame/{{Varicella}}'', featuring a VillainProtagonist in a SickSadWorld where just about everyone who has any real power is a monster. The King has just died, and Palace Minister Primo Varicella intends to claim the Regency. Varicella is clearly a vain, egotistical {{Jerkass}} who routinely fires his staff for leaving specks of dirt on the floor, and is not above murdering his rivals to get himself closer to obtaining Regency. But all that's not so bad compared to his rivals, four of which have raped people on several occasions (two of them bribe an asylum guard to rape a mentally ill woman, another gasses a woman to rape her,
and the characters pull other is a LetsGetDangerous moment when dealing PedophilePriest whose main target is the young prince). So of course, the player is most likely to sympathize with Varicella and go along with his plans because the gangsters. Later at the prison the hardened thugs make no bones about using a rape threat player wants to show they are the worst of the worst.
* ''VideoGame/AssaultOnDarkAthena'': The sadistic Jaylor expresses his intent to rape Silverman, and asks Riddick to "rile her up" for him. Riddick refuses and replies that he just murders people.
see those monsters punished.



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* In ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'':
** Murder, slavery, gladiatorial combat, etc., are commonplace, but when [[spoiler: Rikshakar]] kidnaps and attempts to rape [[spoiler:Ariel Val'Sarghress ([[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?id=1085 here]])]], it's MoralEventHorizon crossing time! He had tried this once before and failed due to interference, but this made [[spoiler:Ariel]] realize how truly fucked in the head he was. It also makes more sense that she didn't at first recognize what he was trying to do when you remember that drow have [[EthicalSlut a very open view of sexuality]], so the idea of forcing someone into sex would seem odd to them.
** There's also an interesting variation in the fandom's eyes, mainly how [[spoiler:Quain'tana]] was seen to have crossed the MoralEventHorizon to many with the reveal that she'd ordered her daughter [[spoiler:Mel'arnach]] raped to try and conceive and heir. It had been well established that she was a horribly abusive parent, but to many fans this seemed especially callous and cruel. This is a case where [[spoiler:Quain'tana]] herself (apparently) didn't commit the actual act, but everyone agrees that the onus fell on her for ordering it, resulting in an interesting aversion of DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale (sort of).
* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', Dellyn Goblinslayer crossed the MoralEventHorizon ''long'' before we found out he raped [[spoiler:Kin]] on a nightly basis. Nevertheless, the trope fits, as [[spoiler:Minmax]], who himself had just suggested killing [[spoiler:Kin]] not five minutes before, turns on Goblinslayer the moment he learns about the rape.
* Butch from ''ChoppingBlock'', a serial killer in a hockey mask, is quite offended when his female victims cry rape as he drags them into the alley, 'cause he's not some kind of sicko pervert.
* Played straight with Stunt from ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan''. He has, aside from [[CharacterDevelopment Character Development]], always been a [[StrawMisogynist semi-violent misogynist]] but still [[EvenEvilHasStandards reacts with shock]] to the implication that he'd be using [[SlippingAMickey "Sin City Specials."]]
* The page picture is a scene from ''Webcomic/{{ICE}}'' where two assassins shoot a contact who had demonstrated he enjoyed watching security footage of rape.

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* In Butch from ''Webcomic/ChoppingBlock'', a serial killer in a hockey mask, is quite offended when his female victims cry rape as he drags them into the alley, 'cause he's not some kind of sicko pervert.
* Played straight with Stunt from ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan''. He has, aside from CharacterDevelopment, always been a [[StrawMisogynist semi-violent misogynist]] but still [[EvenEvilHasStandards reacts with shock]] to the implication that he'd be using [[SlippingAMickey "Sin City Specials"]].
*
''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'':
** Murder, slavery, gladiatorial combat, etc., are commonplace, but when [[spoiler: Rikshakar]] [[spoiler:Rikshakar]] kidnaps and attempts to rape [[spoiler:Ariel Val'Sarghress ([[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?id=1085 here]])]], it's MoralEventHorizon crossing time! He had has tried this once before and failed due to interference, but this made [[spoiler:Ariel]] realize how truly fucked in the head he was. is. It also makes more sense that she didn't doesn't at first recognize what he was trying to do when you remember that drow have [[EthicalSlut a very open view of sexuality]], so the idea of forcing someone into sex would seem odd to them.
** There's also an interesting variation in the fandom's eyes, mainly how [[spoiler:Quain'tana]] was is seen to have crossed the MoralEventHorizon to many with the reveal that she'd ordered her daughter [[spoiler:Mel'arnach]] raped to try and conceive and heir. It had has been well established that she was a horribly abusive parent, but to many fans this seemed especially callous and cruel. This is a case where [[spoiler:Quain'tana]] herself (apparently) didn't commit the actual act, but everyone agrees that the onus fell on her for ordering it, resulting in an interesting aversion of DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale (sort of).
* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', Dellyn Goblinslayer crossed the MoralEventHorizon ''long'' before we found find out he raped [[spoiler:Kin]] Kin on a nightly basis. Nevertheless, the trope fits, as [[spoiler:Minmax]], Minmax, who himself had just suggested killing [[spoiler:Kin]] Kin not five minutes before, turns on Goblinslayer the moment he learns about the rape.
* Butch from ''ChoppingBlock'', a serial killer in a hockey mask, is quite offended when his female victims cry rape as he drags them into the alley, 'cause he's not some kind of sicko pervert.
* Played straight with Stunt from ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan''. He has, aside from [[CharacterDevelopment Character Development]], always been a [[StrawMisogynist semi-violent misogynist]] but still [[EvenEvilHasStandards reacts with shock]] to the implication that he'd be using [[SlippingAMickey "Sin City Specials."]]
* The page picture is a scene from ''Webcomic/{{ICE}}'' where two assassins shoot a contact who had has demonstrated he enjoyed enjoys watching security footage of rape.



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* In ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' [[spoiler: Stanley's rape of Blanche]] cements his status as a complete JerkAss.
* ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'''s AbusiveParents are bad enough, but "The Dark I Know Well" puts Martha and Ilse's fathers firmly in this category.
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* In ''ConquestsOfTheLongbow'', Robin ''always'' arranges for Friar Tuck to give anyone he or his men kill in Sherwood Forest [[DueToTheDead a proper burial]]... except for the would-be rapist, who is dragged off the road and left out for the wolves and ravens.

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* In ''ConquestsOfTheLongbow'', ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfTheLongbow'', Robin ''always'' arranges for Friar Tuck to give anyone he or his men kill in Sherwood Forest [[DueToTheDead a proper burial]]... except for the would-be rapist, who is dragged off the road and left out for the wolves and ravens.
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* ''SpringAwakening'''s AbusiveParents are bad enough, but "The Dark I Know Well" puts Martha and Ilse's fathers firmly in this category.

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* ''SpringAwakening'''s ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'''s AbusiveParents are bad enough, but "The Dark I Know Well" puts Martha and Ilse's fathers firmly in this category.
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** In ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', [[spoiler:Hawthorne]] is revealed to be an evil bastard after the discovery that he is a serial rapist. It's not just casual rape, either. He deliberately raises an orphan girl until adulthood, developing a strong child-parent bond, and then rapes and kills her on her birthday. And then he starts over with a new one.

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** In ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', [[spoiler:Hawthorne]] is revealed to be an evil bastard after the discovery that he is a serial rapist. It's not just casual rape, either. He deliberately raises an orphan girl until adulthood, developing a strong child-parent bond, and then rapes and kills her on her birthday. And then he starts over with a new one.
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* To quote SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom in a 2010 issue of ''ComicBook/{{XFactor}}'':

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* To quote SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom in a 2010 issue of ''ComicBook/{{XFactor}}'':''ComicBook/XFactor'':
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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell Conviction'' has an early flashback where robbers break into Sam's home and discuss raping his wife, resulting in him killing them with his daughter as a witness.

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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell Conviction'' ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction'' has an early flashback where robbers break into Sam's home and discuss raping his wife, resulting in him killing them with his daughter as a witness.
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* In RobinHobb's ''Literature/LiveshipTraders'' trilogy, Captain Kennit's personal MoralEventHorizon is crossed when he drugs and rapes [[spoiler: Althea]]. The ''dragons'', who are otherwise depicted as purely selfish and completely uncaring towards "lesser beings" (i.e. humans), and will cheerfully murder and eat whomever they please, point out that this is the one thing that dragons never do. Indeed, this marks the point where Kennit's uncanny luck departs him, and [[spoiler:he dies within a few chapters.]]

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* In RobinHobb's Creator/RobinHobb's ''Literature/LiveshipTraders'' trilogy, Captain Kennit's personal MoralEventHorizon is crossed when he drugs and rapes [[spoiler: Althea]]. The ''dragons'', who are otherwise depicted as purely selfish and completely uncaring towards "lesser beings" (i.e. humans), and will cheerfully murder and eat whomever they please, point out that this is the one thing that dragons never do. Indeed, this marks the point where Kennit's uncanny luck departs him, and [[spoiler:he dies within a few chapters.]]
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* In the original Gaston Leroux novel ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', Christine expects to be sexually assaulted by the Phantom during her abductions, but he [[EvenEvilHasStandards actually has the decency]] not to do so. This after he has murdered a number of innocent people, especially via his penchant for hanging traps.

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* In the original Gaston Leroux novel ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', Christine expects to be sexually assaulted by the Phantom during her abductions, but he [[EvenEvilHasStandards actually has the decency]] not to do so. This after he has murdered a number of innocent people, especially via his penchant for hanging traps.



* In the ''WickedLovely'' series, the dark court's treatment of Niall. Physically abused and tortured? Harsh, but understandable. Physically scarred for life? It's in their nature. ''Emotionally'' scarred for life? It's still in their nature. Raped? They are pure ''evil''.
* In ''The High King'', the final installment of the PrydainChronicles, the readers again encounter Dorath, who had been a villain in the fourth book. That he was a brigand and thief, the readers already knew, but it's not until he announces [[spoiler:his intent to rape Princess Eilonwy and have her raped by his friends]] that he's revealed to be a monster.

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* In the ''WickedLovely'' ''Literature/WickedLovely'' series, the dark court's treatment of Niall. Physically abused and tortured? Harsh, but understandable. Physically scarred for life? It's in their nature. ''Emotionally'' scarred for life? It's still in their nature. Raped? They are pure ''evil''.
* In ''The High King'', the final installment of the PrydainChronicles, Literature/PrydainChronicles, the readers again encounter Dorath, who had been a villain in the fourth book. That he was a brigand and thief, the readers already knew, but it's not until he announces [[spoiler:his intent to rape Princess Eilonwy and have her raped by his friends]] that he's revealed to be a monster.



* ''[[TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo The Millennium Trilogy]]'' and its counterpart movies show very clearly that although killing hundreds of people in horrible and torturous ways is horrific, raping and violating them beforehand will cement the serial killer in monster territory like nothing else on the face of the earth. A good yard stick is asking the question "do you think Lisbeth was doing the right thing when she killed those men?" Hands up everyone who answered "yes"?
* In Creator/TomClancy's ''RedStormRising'', Micheal Edwards executes three Russian soldiers after they've been found having raped a pregnant Icelandic civilan. This was at least partly triggered by a personal experience (his old girlfriend was brutally raped and killed).

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* ''[[TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo ''[[Literature/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo The Millennium Trilogy]]'' and its counterpart movies show very clearly that although killing hundreds of people in horrible and torturous ways is horrific, raping and violating them beforehand will cement the serial killer in monster territory like nothing else on the face of the earth. A good yard stick is asking the question "do you think Lisbeth was doing the right thing when she killed those men?" Hands up everyone who answered "yes"?
* In Creator/TomClancy's ''RedStormRising'', ''Literature/RedStormRising'', Micheal Edwards executes three Russian soldiers after they've been found having raped a pregnant Icelandic civilan. This was at least partly triggered by a personal experience (his old girlfriend was brutally raped and killed).



* ''Sisterhood'' series by FernMichaels: Kathryn Lucas from the book ''Weekend Warriors'' abides by this trope. Three bikers raped her in front of her husband. Those three knew that her husband was suffering from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and seizures, so they knew that he would not be able to stop them. Interestingly, this is one of the few books where the author does ''not'' look through the viewpoint of the villain...perhaps to show that their crime is so horrible that going into their minds is too much. Kathryn also explained how she couldn't punish them legally because by the time she got around to that, the statute of limitations for her rape had run out.

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* ''Sisterhood'' series by FernMichaels: Creator/FernMichaels: Kathryn Lucas from the book ''Weekend Warriors'' abides by this trope. Three bikers raped her in front of her husband. Those three knew that her husband was suffering from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and seizures, so they knew that he would not be able to stop them. Interestingly, this is one of the few books where the author does ''not'' look through the viewpoint of the villain...perhaps to show that their crime is so horrible that going into their minds is too much. Kathryn also explained how she couldn't punish them legally because by the time she got around to that, the statute of limitations for her rape had run out.



* In the ''SwordOfShadows'' series, Mace Blackhail was always portrayed as a slimy opportunist looking to grab as much power as he can within the [[ProudWarriorRace Clanholds]], but it's his rape of Raina (the clan chief's widow and his main opponent) which is his MoralEventHorizon, cementing him as a truly evil character who needs to go down hard.

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* In the ''SwordOfShadows'' ''Literature/SwordOfShadows'' series, Mace Blackhail was always portrayed as a slimy opportunist looking to grab as much power as he can within the [[ProudWarriorRace Clanholds]], but it's his rape of Raina (the clan chief's widow and his main opponent) which is his MoralEventHorizon, cementing him as a truly evil character who needs to go down hard.
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