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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.]]
21st Mar '16 6:47:47 PM thatother1dude
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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.
** 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.
** The humming is also the [[BreakingTheFourthWall Gargoyles' theme song.]]

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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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revenge.\\
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. \n** The humming is also the [[BreakingTheFourthWall Gargoyles' theme song.]]
21st Mar '16 6:16:27 PM thatother1dude
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* In cultures where one was required by honour to duel someone who offended you, it was fairly common to "delope" -- deliberately miss your shot, thus fulfilling the terms of the duel while making it obvious to all involved that you never intended to hurt your opponent, and giving them the choice of either doing likewise, or shooting you and [[WhatTheHellHero ruining their own reputation]].
** Likewise, sword duels were often restrained to [[ExactWords literal]] "first blood" -- giving your opponent a nick on the cheek or arm, [[DuelingScar and a cool scar]], rather than a serious injury (that's before they devolved even more to the point when giving each other cool scars became the entire point and the whole "fighting" thing was forgotten about).

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* In cultures where one was required by honour to duel someone who offended you, it was fairly common to "delope" -- deliberately miss your shot, thus fulfilling the terms of the duel while making it obvious to all involved that you never intended to hurt your opponent, and giving them the choice of either doing likewise, or shooting you and [[WhatTheHellHero ruining their own reputation]].
** Likewise, sword
reputation.
* Sword
duels were often restrained to [[ExactWords literal]] "first blood" -- giving your opponent a nick on the cheek or arm, [[DuelingScar and a cool scar]], rather than a serious injury (that's injury. That's before they devolved even more to the point when giving each other cool scars became the entire point and the whole "fighting" thing was forgotten about).
about.
21st Mar '16 4:06:53 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' [[spoiler:Commander Cruger has defeated Emperor Gruumm, the one who destroyed his homeworld and left him and his wife the last of their kind, as well as caused a massive amount of pain and suffering to the Earth and the universe, and has him at his mercy. Gruumm tells him to StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred. Cruger swings...and slices off Gruumm's horn (Cruger cut off the other one a long time ago) and arrests him.]]

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* In ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' [[spoiler:Commander ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', Commander Cruger has defeated Emperor Gruumm, the one who destroyed his homeworld and left him and his wife the last of their kind, as well as caused a massive amount of pain and suffering to the Earth and the universe, and has him at his mercy. Gruumm tells him to StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred. Cruger swings...and slices off Gruumm's horn (Cruger cut off the other one a long time ago) and arrests him.]]
17th Mar '16 8:08:10 PM lolface123
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' proper, after Krillin is killed by Frieza and with Gohan as the next target, Goku goes after Frieza [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge with the intent]] [[UnstoppableRage to kill him.]] After beating the holy hell out of each other, Goku finally has Frieza at his mercy, but decides to simply let him live with a shattered ego rather than tearing him apart. But when Frieza decides to ignore Goku's ''very'' generous offer to let him leave alive ''twice'', Goku finally thinks "fuck it" and Frieza is blasted to pieces and LeftForDead.
11th Mar '16 3:14:09 AM Hanz
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* In ''Manga/PrisonSchool'', after Shingo admits to the group that he was acting as TheStoolPigeon all the while treating Kiyoshi like crap, Kiyosh tells him stand up and... proceeds to gently tap his shoulder with his fists, stating that true friends forgive one another no matter what. Then Shingo admits that not only was he hanging out with a girl behind her back but also saw her nipple, at which point they beat him to a bloody pulp.

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* In ''Manga/PrisonSchool'', after Shingo admits to the group that he was acting as TheStoolPigeon all the while treating Kiyoshi like crap, Kiyosh tells him stand up and... proceeds to gently tap his shoulder with his fists, stating that true friends forgive one another no matter what. Then Shingo admits that not only was he hanging out with a girl behind her back their backs but also saw her nipple, at which point they beat him to a bloody pulp.
11th Feb '16 2:01:38 PM Greenygal
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' has Duke accused of returning to his old jewel thief ways. When his name is cleared and the others apologize for suspecting him, he gathers them into a group hug. A minute later, they all realize they are missing several items.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' has Duke accused of returning to his old jewel thief ways. When his name is cleared and the others apologize for suspecting him, he gathers them into a group hug. [[AffectionatePickpocket A minute later, they all realize they are missing several items.
items.]]
16th Jan '16 5:19:08 AM gophergiggles
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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.
3rd Jan '16 11:10:30 AM nombretomado
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* In ''SoulEater'', after defeating [[TheWoobie Chrona]] (who'd previously almost killed Soul), Maka delivers a mild version of the [[HyperspaceMallet Maka Chop]] by lightly tapping him/her on the head with a book.

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* In ''SoulEater'', ''Manga/SoulEater'', after defeating [[TheWoobie Chrona]] (who'd previously almost killed Soul), Maka delivers a mild version of the [[HyperspaceMallet Maka Chop]] by lightly tapping him/her on the head with a book.
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