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11th Nov '16 3:32:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* In {{Literature/Tangerine}} by Edward Bloor, the resident {{Badass}} protects his rep after being slighted by "kicking his ass"--[[LiteralAssKicking literally, kicking him in the rear]].

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* In {{Literature/Tangerine}} by Edward Bloor, the resident {{Badass}} badass protects his rep after being slighted by "kicking his ass"--[[LiteralAssKicking literally, kicking him in the rear]].
29th Oct '16 9:08:46 AM ironballs16
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** Bart and Nelson also become friends in one episode, with the former merely using it as protection while the latter takes it ''very'' seriously. When the truth's revealed, Nelson spends a while glaring and apparently stalking Bart, and when he finally gets him alone and cornered, he seems poised to unleash the beating of Barts life but instead delivers a passionate TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, calls Bart a bad friend, and declares their friendship over.

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** Bart and Nelson also become friends in one episode, with the former merely using it as protection while the latter takes it ''very'' seriously. When the truth's revealed, Nelson spends a while glaring and apparently stalking Bart, and when he finally gets him alone and cornered, he seems poised to unleash the beating of Barts life but instead delivers a passionate TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, [[DisappointedInYou calls Bart a bad friend, friend]], and declares their friendship over.
29th Oct '16 9:07:53 AM ironballs16
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** It should be noted that the futility of revenge is a recurring theme in Gargoyles. Several villains are hamstrung by their inability to let go of old grudges, and more than a few episodes have explicitly used this as an aesop. Vinnie is the only character in the series who sought revenge and got away with it, mostly because he decided to show mercy.

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** It should be noted that the futility of revenge is a recurring theme in Gargoyles. Several villains are hamstrung by [[CycleOfRevenge their inability to let go of old grudges, grudges]], and more than a few episodes have explicitly used this as an aesop. Vinnie is the only character in the series who sought revenge and got away with it, mostly because he decided to show mercy.his intent wasn't murderous.
24th Sep '16 5:11:52 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DanVs the Wolfman'', Dan hunts down the eponymous wolfman responsible for scratching his car. When Dan finally finds him, his retribution consists entirely of ''keying the wolfman's car'' - and Dan is appalled that Chris would suggest he actually ''kill'' the wolfman for being a dangerous threat to society. For the sake of context, note that Dan once destroyed ''Canada'' because he slipped on some maple syrup. DisproportionateRetribution is practically the man's middle name.

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* In ''DanVs "WesternAnimation/DanVs the Wolfman'', Wolfman", Dan hunts down the eponymous wolfman responsible for scratching his car. When Dan finally finds him, his retribution consists entirely of ''keying the wolfman's car'' - and Dan is appalled that Chris would suggest he actually ''kill'' the wolfman for being a dangerous threat to society. For the sake of context, note that Dan once destroyed ''Canada'' because he slipped on some maple syrup. DisproportionateRetribution is practically the man's middle name.
9th Aug '16 3:07:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Hawaiian Mythology, the snow-goddess Poliahu takes revenge on her fiance Aiwohikupua after he stood her up at their wedding because he wasn't ''quite'' over his ex yet. She afflicts his other lover Hina [[spoiler: actually a form of Pele; this is a major reason these goddesses don't get along]] with chills. The ''kahuna'' take Hina down the mountain to a sunny spot to warm her up, at which point Poliahu switches Hina's chills to fever. Aiwohikupua decides he'd better go talk to Poliahu, and while he's on the mountain, he too is afflicted with chills and then fever. He begs the angry goddess for mercy, and she shakes her head at him and goes back up to the summit of Mauna Kea by herself. Hina decides it's too dangerous to continue the relationship and breaks up with Aiwohikupua, who himself becomes PersonaNonGrata because of his dishonesty.

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* In ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona'', Valentine catches his best-friend-turned-villain Proteus trying to rape his girlfriend. He decides that Proteus' punishment will be nothing more than the embarrassment of hearing the story of his crimes related to his friends and to the Duke.

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* In Hawaiian Mythology, the snow-goddess Poliahu takes revenge on her fiance Aiwohikupua after he stood her up at their wedding because he wasn't ''quite'' over his ex yet. She afflicts his other lover Hina [[spoiler: actually a form of Pele; this is a major reason these goddesses don't get along]] with chills. The ''kahuna'' take Hina down the mountain to a sunny spot to warm her up, at which point Poliahu switches Hina's chills to fever. Aiwohikupua decides he'd better go talk to Poliahu, and while he's on the mountain, he too is afflicted with chills and then fever. He begs the angry goddess for mercy, and she shakes her head at him and goes back up to the summit of Mauna Kea by herself. Hina decides it's too dangerous to continue the relationship and breaks up with Aiwohikupua, who himself becomes PersonaNonGrata because of his dishonesty.

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* In ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona'', Valentine catches his best-friend-turned-villain Proteus trying to rape his girlfriend. He decides that Proteus' punishment will be nothing more than the embarrassment of hearing the story of his crimes related to his friends and to the Duke.



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20th Jul '16 12:02:54 AM Alkochochlik
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* The titular revenge in ''Literature/{{Zemsta}}'' is [[spoiler: marrying Rejent's son to Klara, instead of Podstolina - then it turns out that all this wonderful money Podstolina has actually belongs to Klara]]. So Cześnik is quite a bit embarassed at the end.

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* The titular revenge in ''Literature/{{Zemsta}}'' ''Theatre/{{Zemsta}}'' is [[spoiler: marrying Rejent's son to Klara, instead of Podstolina - then it turns out that all this wonderful money Podstolina has actually belongs to Klara]]. So Cześnik is quite a bit embarassed at the end.
19th Jun '16 6:58:34 AM FurtiveGrist
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* Vinnie, a recurring character in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', repeatedly suffers misfortune at the Gargoyles hands and finally seems to break under the pressure, muttering constantly that he's going to take his revenge. He has a '''[[{{BFG}} huge]]''' custom gun made, which [[ICallHerVera he names "Mr. Carter"]] and tracks down Goliath and threatens him with it. However, Mr. Carter fires... cream pies. After the pie in the face, Vinnie walks off humming, apparently satisfied with his revenge.\\

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* Vinnie, a recurring character in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', repeatedly suffers misfortune at the Gargoyles hands and finally seems to break under the pressure, muttering constantly that he's going to take his revenge. He has a '''[[{{BFG}} huge]]''' custom gun made, which [[ICallHerVera he names "Mr. Carter"]] and tracks down Goliath and threatens him with it. However, Mr. Carter fires... cream pies. After the pie in the face, Vinnie walks off humming, apparently satisfied with his revenge.\\
19th Jun '16 6:54:36 AM FurtiveGrist
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It should be noted that the futility of revenge is a recurring theme in Gargoyles. Several villains are hamstrung by their inability to let go of old grudges, and more than a few episodes have explicitly used this as an aesop. Vinnie is the only character in the series who sought revenge and got away with it, mostly because he decided to show mercy.

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It **It should be noted that the futility of revenge is a recurring theme in Gargoyles. Several villains are hamstrung by their inability to let go of old grudges, and more than a few episodes have explicitly used this as an aesop. Vinnie is the only character in the series who sought revenge and got away with it, mostly because he decided to show mercy.
15th Apr '16 2:41:46 PM WoodenTable
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* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', Jyrass is marked for Fey vengeance. Dan recounts his own experience: Creatures leave you alone, terrified of what the Fey in question will do to ''them'' if they interfere. The vengeance imposed upon Dan? All of his feathers fall out if he eats shellfish. What eventually happens to Jyrass? He's made Bachelor of the Year. He ''hates'' the publicity. The reason the Fey do this is because as they are virtually immortal (time is stated not to matter to them and they tend to live for very long time), they tend to take a long time to make up their minds about what the punishment shall be and they hate finding out that someone else killed off their target in the meantime.
** Or so they ''claim.'' In actuality, the fey are deeply GenreSavvy. Jyrass's mark was put on him in order to ''protect'' him from other creatures attacking him because of the threat he presents; the Bachelor of the Year "revenge" made him into a public figure who was always being followed around by the press and thus was much more difficult to assassinate quietly. Dan notes that he took advantage of his own mark to mess with some of the creatures he was confronting. The fey marks are probably yet another way for the fey to subtly exert their influence over the world and put certain people under their protection.

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* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', Jyrass Jyrras is marked for Fey vengeance. Dan recounts his own experience: Creatures leave you alone, terrified of what the Fey in question will do to ''them'' if they interfere. The vengeance imposed upon Dan? All of his feathers fall out if he eats shellfish. What eventually happens to Jyrass? Jyrras? He's made Bachelor of the Year. He ''hates'' the publicity. The reason the Fey do this is because as they are virtually immortal (time is stated not to matter to them and they tend to live for very long time), they tend to take a long time to make up their minds about what the punishment shall be and they hate finding out that someone else killed off their target in the meantime.
** Or so they ''claim.'' In actuality, the fey are deeply GenreSavvy. Jyrass's Jyrras's mark was put on him in order to ''protect'' him from other creatures attacking him because of the threat he presents; the Bachelor of the Year "revenge" made him into a public figure who was always being followed around by the press and thus was much more difficult to assassinate quietly. Dan notes that he took advantage of his own mark to mess with some of the creatures he was confronting. The fey marks are probably yet another way for the fey to subtly exert their influence over the world and put certain people under their protection.
23rd Mar '16 10:02:13 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar: Retribution'': At the end of the ork campaign, Kaptin Bluddflagg tracks down Inquisitor Adrastia, who'd shot his ship out of orbit at the beginning, and refused to give him her NiceHat as a bonus (the deal was to kill Kyras in exchange for [[BloodKnight getting a battle set up with three Imperial Guard regiments wherever he wanted]]). He grabs and lifts her in one hand, loudly proclaims that if she's no good for a fight, she's of no use to him... then grabs her hat, drops her and leaves. Subverted in that while Adrastia thinks she got off lightly, [[InsultBackfire considering someone not worth killing is the absolute worst insult orkdom can think of.]]
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