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10th Apr '18 11:05:00 AM gb00393
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** Beating out even Cersei is Ellaria Sand, a woman who, in her determination to avenge the death of her lover Oberyn Martell, directs her vengeful fury at the only Lannister within her reach -- Myrcella Baratheon, who is not only a child but also an innocent who had no involvement at all in Oberyn's death. Neither this nor Oberyn's own vehement insistence in life that "we don't hurt little girls in Dorne" is enough to stop Ellaria from remorselessly poisoning her. Not content to (dis)honor Oberyn's memory by murdering an innocent child, Ellaria takes it a step further in the next season by ''snuffing out her lover's house entirely'', murdering his brother Doran and nephew Tristane which causes the legal extinction of House Martell.

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** Beating out even Cersei is Ellaria Sand, a woman who, in her determination to avenge the death of her lover Oberyn Martell, directs her vengeful fury at the only Lannister within her reach -- Myrcella Baratheon, who is not only a child but also an innocent who had no involvement at all in Oberyn's death. Neither this nor Oberyn's own vehement insistence in life that "we don't hurt little girls in Dorne" is enough to stop Ellaria from remorselessly poisoning her. Not content to (dis)honor Oberyn's memory by murdering an innocent child, Ellaria takes it a step further in the next season by ''snuffing out her lover's house entirely'', murdering his brother Doran and nephew Tristane Trystane which causes the legal extinction of House Martell.
10th Apr '18 11:04:24 AM gb00393
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** Mossador kills an imprisoned member of the Sons of the Harpy, despite the possible ramifications for both Dany's rule and himself.
7th Mar '18 1:44:50 AM Nintendoman01
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** In "Passion," Giles attacks Angelus in a rage after the latter kills [[LoveInterest Jenny Calendar]]. While Xander, who always hated Angel, openly supports and endorses Giles' intent, Buffy realizes right away that Giles' plan is [[SuicideMission going to get him killed]], and rushes off to save him.
25th Feb '18 5:43:58 AM Dravencour
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* In ''Film/{{Taken 2}}'', the BigBad Murad is the father of one of the sex slavers Bryan killed in the first film. Considering how much other damage Bryan had done to his sex slavery ring, it was already BullyingADragon to try AvengingTheVillain. What really puts it into TooDumbToLive, however, was trying to get at Bryan by abducting the man's loved ones -- the very thing that first sent Bryan against his son to begin with! If Murad had just quietly restarted the ring and not done anything to regain Bryan's ire, he could have avoided his fate.

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* In ''Film/{{Taken 2}}'', the BigBad Murad is the father of one of the sex slavers Bryan killed in the first film. Considering how much other damage Bryan had done to his sex slavery ring, it was already BullyingADragon to try AvengingTheVillain. What really puts it into TooDumbToLive, however, was trying to get at Bryan by abducting the man's loved ones -- the very thing that first sent Bryan against his son and the other slavers to begin with! If Murad had just quietly restarted the ring and not done anything to regain Bryan's ire, he could have avoided his fate.
25th Feb '18 5:43:01 AM Dravencour
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** Park Dong-jin wants to fulfill his justice on the kidnappers of his daughter, right after [[spoiler:Yu-sun's demise]]. He starts out by going to [[spoiler:Yeong-mi's apartment to interrogate her. However, the girl threaten him that the anarchno-terrorist underground she's part of, knowing of his identity, will find and kill him if he kills her. Said threats sounds completely hollow, so Dong-jin kills her anyway.]]
* In ''Film/{{Taken 2}}'', the BigBad Murad is the father of one of the sex slavers Bryan killed in the first film. Considering how much other damage Bryan had done to his sex slavery ring, it was already BullyingADragon to try AvengingTheVillain. What really puts it into TooDumbToLive, however, was trying to get at Bryan by abducting the man's loved ones... again. If Murad had just quietly restarted the ring and not done anything to regain Bryan's ire, he could have avoided his fate.

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** Park Dong-jin wants to fulfill his justice on the kidnappers of his daughter, right after [[spoiler:Yu-sun's demise]]. He starts out by going to [[spoiler:Yeong-mi's apartment to interrogate her. However, the girl threaten tells him that the anarchno-terrorist underground she's part of, knowing of his identity, who know who he is, will find and kill him if he kills her. Said threats sounds sound completely hollow, so Dong-jin kills her anyway.]]
* In ''Film/{{Taken 2}}'', the BigBad Murad is the father of one of the sex slavers Bryan killed in the first film. Considering how much other damage Bryan had done to his sex slavery ring, it was already BullyingADragon to try AvengingTheVillain. What really puts it into TooDumbToLive, however, was trying to get at Bryan by abducting the man's loved ones... again. ones -- the very thing that first sent Bryan against his son to begin with! If Murad had just quietly restarted the ring and not done anything to regain Bryan's ire, he could have avoided his fate.
22nd Feb '18 1:20:30 PM Scorntex
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** In Franchise/{{Superman}}/Franchise/SpiderMan crossover ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'', Comicbook/LexLuthor's real goal is [[spoiler:destroying the planet "which held [his] genius in contempt"... even though he cannot survive in a devastated world]]. The man has got '''issues'''.
** Subverted in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth''. Lar-On was a Kryptonian sick of lycanthropy who was quarantined to the PhantomZone by ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s father Zor-El. When he escapes, he wants to kill Supergirl when he finds out that she's Zor-El's daughter. However Kara talks him down, pointing out that she has nothing to do with whatever her father did, and killing people will not bring his family back.
** In a two-part story told in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' #555 and ''ComicBook/Supergirl1982'' #21, Franchise/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} are hunted down by Kryptonite Man, the last survivor of a race that inhabited Krypton in the past, who blames Kal and Kara's species for his race and planet's demise and refuses to listen when both cousins point out how irrational is to believe their species intended to blow themselves and their world up to destroy his race.

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** In Franchise/{{Superman}}/Franchise/SpiderMan crossover In ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'', Comicbook/LexLuthor's real goal is [[spoiler:destroying the planet "which held [his] genius in contempt"... even though he cannot survive in a devastated world]]. The man has got '''issues'''.
** Subverted in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth''. Lar-On was a Kryptonian sick of lycanthropy who was quarantined to the PhantomZone by ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s father Zor-El. When he escapes, he wants to kill Supergirl when he finds out that she's Zor-El's daughter. However Kara talks him down, pointing out that she has nothing to do with whatever her father did, and killing people will not bring his family back.
** In a two-part story told in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' #555 and ''ComicBook/Supergirl1982'' #21, Franchise/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} are hunted down by Kryptonite Man, the last survivor of a race that inhabited Krypton in the past, who blames Kal and Kara's species kryptonians for his race and planet's demise and refuses to listen when both cousins point out how irrational it is to believe their species intended to blow themselves and their world up to destroy his race.
18th Feb '18 7:53:18 PM GMMaster99
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* ''Film/{{Dawn of the Planet of the Apes}}'': Malcolm and Dreyfus both blame the apes for the deaths of their families. [[spoiler: Koba is prone to this as well risking his own life just to avenge his kind]].

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* ''Film/{{Dawn of the Planet of the Apes}}'': Malcolm Carver and Dreyfus both blame the apes for the deaths of their families. [[spoiler: Koba is prone to this as well risking his own life just to avenge his kind]].
11th Feb '18 9:28:23 AM KingLyger
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* At the climax of ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'', a member of the {{Big Bad}}'s team ends up [[SpannerInTheWorks accidentally screwing over every other bad guy]] thanks to a misguided attempt at vengeance. [[spoiler:The Cult of the Black Goat would have gotten away with everything if Eide didn't just have to have his revenge for getting shot in the shoulder by Gregg. Because Eide attacked Mae, not only did Eide [[AnArmAndALeg get his arm lopped off by a falling elevator]] (most likely bleeding to death as a result), he trapped himself and the other cultists at the bottom of the mine shaft with no way out.]] And this was after explicit orders by the rest of the villain's allies to just let it go.



* Chloe in ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia''. During her the main game, her primary motivation is justice. However, justice soon turns to revenge when confronted with person who killed her parents. Later in game during the Character Quests, Chloe's want for revenge upon learning identity of killer, to the point where she [[spoiler: stabs and leaves for death Senel and tries to kill the swordsmen in front of his daughter who she has gotten close to and sees her as a sister.]] Luckily, she grabs a hold of her senses when she almost [[spoiler: kills said daughter who stands in her way from harming her father.]]

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* Chloe in ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia''. During her the main game, her primary motivation is justice. However, justice soon turns to revenge when confronted with person who killed her parents. Later in the game during the Character Quests, Chloe's want for revenge upon learning identity of killer, killer gets to the point where she [[spoiler: stabs Senel and leaves him for death Senel and dead. Then, Chloe tries to kill the swordsmen swordsman in front of his daughter who she has gotten close to and sees her as a sister.to.]] Luckily, she Chloe grabs a hold of her senses when she almost [[spoiler: kills said daughter who stands in grabs hold of the VillainBall with both hands after everyone convinces her way from harming her father.]]that VengeanceFeelsEmpty.
10th Feb '18 7:20:08 PM Zaptech
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** To add some perspective on just how obsessive dwarfs are on the subject: Dwarf craftsmen were once hired to build a castle for a human noble, but the agreed-upon payment of a wagon-load of gold was six pennies short. The response? Kill the noble, murder his family and raze the castle to the ground. Dwarfs do not take kindly to being cheated in business, even if the sum is minute.
*** Similarly, the Dwarfs took massive losses fighting the Greenskins at the Battle of Grimspike Pass, after an Ork Shaman [[YourHeadAsplode exploded]] causing a massive landslide. The Dwarfs wanted revenge, but since the offending Greenskin was dead, and the Dwarfs already had vowed to exterminate all Greenskins for other reasons, they declared a grudge against ''Grimspike Pass'', broke own the surrounding mountains and used the rocks to fill up the pass.

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** To add some perspective on just how obsessive dwarfs are on the subject: Dwarf craftsmen were once hired to build a castle for a human noble, but the agreed-upon payment of a wagon-load of gold was six two pennies short.short. When they sent an emissary to collect the missing part of the payment, the nobleman in question refused, mocking the dwarf ambassador. The response? Kill the noble, murder his family and raze the castle to the ground. Dwarfs do not take kindly to being cheated in business, even if the sum is minute.
*** ** Similarly, the Dwarfs took massive losses fighting the Greenskins at the Battle of Grimspike Pass, after an Ork Shaman [[YourHeadAsplode exploded]] causing a massive landslide. The Dwarfs wanted revenge, but since the offending Greenskin was dead, and the Dwarfs already had vowed to exterminate all Greenskins for other reasons, they declared a grudge against ''Grimspike Pass'', broke own the surrounding mountains and used the rocks to fill up the pass.
28th Jan '18 3:38:04 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', the infernal Master Adam boasts that if he could drag his dropsied, infected body at least an inch by the end of a century of concerted effort, he would be well on his way to scour the miles and miles of the Malebolge to attack the men who introduced him to a life of forgery and lies. According to Manfredi Porena's calculations, it would take Adam 700,000 thousand years to complete this petty act of hatred.
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