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19th Jun '16 2:38:39 AM Dravencour
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** Another, very chilling, example is [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Super Saiyan 2 Gohan]] willfully prolonging his CurbStompBattle against Cell despite his father and the other Z-Fighters yelling at him to finish it, stating outright that Cell hadn't suffered enough. It [[NiceJobBreakingItHero backfires]] ''[[EpicFail spectacularly]]'', as Cell suffers an epic VillainousBreakdown and attempt a SuicideAttack that could've [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroyed the whole Earth]], had his father [[MessianicArchetype Goku]] [[HeroicSacrifice not stepped in and sacrificed himself for the sake of everyone]], [[spoiler:[[SenselessSacrifice which ultimately failed]]]].

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** Another, very chilling, example is [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Super Saiyan 2 Gohan]] willfully prolonging his CurbStompBattle against Cell despite his father and the other Z-Fighters yelling at him to finish it, stating outright that Cell hadn't suffered enough. It [[NiceJobBreakingItHero backfires]] ''[[EpicFail spectacularly]]'', as Cell suffers an epic VillainousBreakdown and attempt a SuicideAttack that could've [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroyed the whole Earth]], had his father [[MessianicArchetype Goku]] [[HeroicSacrifice not stepped in and sacrificed himself for the sake of everyone]], [[spoiler:[[SenselessSacrifice which ultimately failed]]]].[[spoiler:leaving Gohan to finish the job when Cell came back]].
19th Jun '16 2:36:17 AM Dravencour
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** Jack Bauer himself on the other hand generally averts this trope. Although he isn't above revenge and has no problem putting several bullets into the body of someone who's killed a close friend or loved one of his, if he needs to work with said person first in order to carry out some assignment or thwart some other terrorist plot, he will put aside urges to kill them for the moment until after the mission's over. Some notable cases include him saving the life of Nina Meyers during Day 2 since he needed her to find the nuclear bomb and teaming up with Christopher Henderson to stop Vladimir Bierko's takeover of a sub armed with nuclear missiles during Day 5. This trait becomes especially important in the series finale [[spoiler: where after a few hours of flat out playing this straight Chloe O'Brien is able to convince him not to assassinate Yuri Suvarov at the eleventh hour, which would in turn have kick-started WWIII.]]

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** Jack Bauer himself on the other hand generally averts this trope. Although he isn't above revenge and has no problem putting several bullets into the body of someone who's killed a close friend or loved one of his, if he needs to work with said person first in order to carry out some assignment or thwart some other terrorist plot, he will put aside urges to kill them for the moment until after the mission's over. Some notable cases include him saving the life of Nina Meyers during Day 2 since he needed her to find the nuclear bomb and teaming up with Christopher Henderson to stop Vladimir Bierko's takeover of a sub armed with nuclear missiles during Day 5. This trait becomes especially important in the series finale [[spoiler: where after a few hours of flat out playing this Jack going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge for Renee Walker and falling straight into this trope, Chloe O'Brien is able to convince him not to assassinate Yuri Suvarov at the eleventh hour, which would in turn have kick-started WWIII.]]
14th Jun '16 6:08:23 PM LinTaylor
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** This is the basis for his entire plan after being resurrected in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]''. He could have simply rebuilt his empire in space with the Z Fighters none the wiser, but he instead goes through TrainingFromHell to unlock a new SuperMode before launching a full-scale invasion of Earth, all to get revenge on Goku for his previous defeat. It's to the extent that when one of his minions begs him to just leave Goku alone and focus on rebuilding his empire, Frieza kills him on the spot.

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** This is the basis for his entire plan after being resurrected in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]''. He could have simply rebuilt his empire in space with the Z Fighters none the wiser, but he instead goes through TrainingFromHell to unlock a new SuperMode before launching a full-scale invasion of Earth, all to get revenge on Goku for his previous defeat. It's to the extent that when one of his minions begs him to just leave Goku alone and focus on rebuilding his empire, Frieza kills him on the spot. [[spoiler:This ends up being his undoing: Freeza rushed to Earth to get revenge as soon as he achieved his new SuperMode, not realizing its massive FatalFlaw (it burns through his stamina at an incredible rate). Even though he was technically more powerful than Goku or Vegeta (AND actually manages to mortally wound Goku), he can't seal before he runs out of stamina and drops back to a weaker form, leaving him easy pickings for Vegeta.]]
31st May '16 8:58:51 PM Taxima
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* One of the antagonists for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' is Nidhogg, the current leader of [[OurDragonsAreDifferent the Dravanian Horde]]. He is consumed with rage and has waged war with the nation of Ishgard for over a thousand years over the loss of his eye [[spoiler:and his sister]] [[SinsOfOurFathers at the hands of Ishgard's founders]]. Even when both man and dragon come to the point where they're ready to atone and make peace, Nidhogg would sooner spill his own kin's blood than ever allow peace with his sworn enemies.
26th Apr '16 12:50:39 PM kazokuhouou
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* What cemented Peridot's HeelFaceTurn in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is realizing that Yellow Diamond, whom she's always revered as a Gem of logic and reason, is subject to this trope: she doesn't care how useful Earth and its resources can be, she just wants it destroyed out of revenge for all the trouble that planet and the Crystal Gems on it caused her. Cue the BrokenPedestal.
23rd Apr '16 10:03:34 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/StarlightAndShadows'', the drow priestess Shakti's obsession with revenge against Liriel gets her temporarily banished to the Abyss. After watching her compatriot Gorlist's similar obsession likewise lead him to his demise, Shakti concludes that the drow's biggest weakness is their penchant for revenge before reason. [[spoiler:Therefore, she deliberately chooses to avert this in her final confrontation with Liriel, abandoning her chance for vengeance in order to succeed in obtaining the magic artifact she's been seeking]].
22nd Apr '16 10:19:04 AM MorphinBrony
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** In the ''TurtlesForever'' animated movie, the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 Shredder]], after being beaten so many times by his Turtles and discovering TheMultiverse, decides to go to the source (the [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Mirage comics universe]]) and destroy all reality. Karai even explicitly tells him that this would kill him as well, but he's so obsessed with his revenge that he ''just doesn't care''. This turns her against him permanently. Even the 1987 Shredder decides to put [[EvilVersusOblivion self-preservation above revenge]].

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** In the ''TurtlesForever'' animated movie, the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 Shredder]], after being beaten so many times by his Turtles and discovering TheMultiverse, decides to go to the source (the [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Mirage comics universe]]) and destroy all reality. Karai even explicitly tells him that this would kill him as well, but he's so obsessed with his revenge that he ''just doesn't care''. This turns her against him permanently. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even the 1987 Shredder decides to put put]] [[EvilVersusOblivion self-preservation above revenge]].
6th Apr '16 9:44:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[WordOfDante Yves Rodier]] finished version of ''{{Tintin}} and the Alph-Art'' has [[spoiler: Rastapapolous so willing to kill the titular character (who continuously screwed up his plans and operations) that his plan to do so would also inevitably lead to [[TakingYouWithMe killing himself in the process.]]]]

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* The [[WordOfDante Yves Rodier]] finished version of ''{{Tintin}} ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}} and the Alph-Art'' has [[spoiler: Rastapapolous so willing to kill the titular character (who continuously screwed up his plans and operations) that his plan to do so would also inevitably lead to [[TakingYouWithMe killing himself in the process.]]]]



* Subverted in ''SinCity: Hell and Back''. When mob boss Wallenquist hears that one of his operations was completely shut down by an ex-soldier, his subordinates start making plans to track and kill the guy. Instead, Wallenquist points out that there's [[PragmaticVillainy no profit in revenge]] and no point in pursuing a fight with someone who's leaving town anyway. He knows what's in his own best interest.

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* Subverted in ''SinCity: ''ComicBook/SinCity: Hell and Back''. When mob boss Wallenquist hears that one of his operations was completely shut down by an ex-soldier, his subordinates start making plans to track and kill the guy. Instead, Wallenquist points out that there's [[PragmaticVillainy no profit in revenge]] and no point in pursuing a fight with someone who's leaving town anyway. He knows what's in his own best interest.
23rd Mar '16 6:27:06 AM Mhazard
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*** Ein Dalton becomes worse than Mikazuki ever since Crank's death, he has been plotting to retrieve [[TragicKeepsake Crank's Graze]] from Tekkadan and murder [[RevengeByProxy everyone related to Tekkadan]]. [[spoiler: He proves it in the ensuing battle against Tekkadan as Graze Ein. He took down Azee and Lafter effortlessly with his [[AnAxeToGrind brutal]] [[ThisIsADrill weaponries]], disabled Shino's Ryusei-Go (which is also Crank's machine) with his PileBunker, and even blamed Kudelia and made an attempt to outright kill her.]]

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*** Ein Dalton becomes worse than Mikazuki ever since Crank's death, he has been plotting to retrieve [[TragicKeepsake Crank's Graze]] from Tekkadan and murder [[RevengeByProxy everyone related to Tekkadan]]. [[spoiler: He proves it in the ensuing battle against Tekkadan as Graze Ein. He took down Azee and Lafter effortlessly with his [[AnAxeToGrind brutal]] [[ThisIsADrill weaponries]], disabled Shino's Ryusei-Go (which is also Crank's machine) with his PileBunker, and even blamed Kudelia and made an attempt to [[RevengeByProxy outright kill her.her]].]]
23rd Mar '16 6:20:22 AM Mhazard
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** Mikazuki Augus of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' becomes this after [[MoralityChain Biscuit's death]], he used to fight for his survival, but now, whoever blocks his way is his enemy and he will [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge crush them without questioning]]. [[spoiler: He proves it by [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown shredding every last of Carta's squadrons and Carta herself]] [[TalkingIsAFreeAction when they're still talking]].]]

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** **''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans''
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Mikazuki Augus of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' becomes this after [[MoralityChain Biscuit's death]], he used to fight for his survival, but now, whoever blocks his way is his enemy and he will [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge crush them without questioning]]. [[spoiler: He proves it by [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown shredding every last of Carta's squadrons and Carta herself]] [[TalkingIsAFreeAction when they're still talking]].]]]]
*** Ein Dalton becomes worse than Mikazuki ever since Crank's death, he has been plotting to retrieve [[TragicKeepsake Crank's Graze]] from Tekkadan and murder [[RevengeByProxy everyone related to Tekkadan]]. [[spoiler: He proves it in the ensuing battle against Tekkadan as Graze Ein. He took down Azee and Lafter effortlessly with his [[AnAxeToGrind brutal]] [[ThisIsADrill weaponries]], disabled Shino's Ryusei-Go (which is also Crank's machine) with his PileBunker, and even blamed Kudelia and made an attempt to outright kill her.]]
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