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12th Dec '17 10:32:21 PM Terrialstrasz
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** The entire race of Elf displayed this mentality at various level toward human for the atrocity committed by the Tevinter Imperium and their pitiful state. This is despite the fact that A, it happened thousands of years ago; B, the human prophet Andraste lead the effort to topple the empire and C, as ''VideoGameDragonAgeInquisition'' revealed [[spoiler: the elf essentially brought themselves down and the Imperium merely picked on the bones of the elven empire.]] This mentality range from mild, resenting human for the history and system that they had no control over (Keeper Lanaya, Shianni, the Elf Warden) to completely blind to reason ([[spoiler: Keeper Zathrian, Velanna]]).
1st Dec '17 2:16:14 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'': [[spoiler: Dantès finds himself free, talented, and ridiculously wealthy. It reaches the point where he's able to offer bribes to the pope, bankrupt a major French bank, construct multiple elaborate secret identities, buy up half of the French property market, and care for a beautiful foreign princess. He could sail off into the sunset, attempt to live out a long and happy life... But by this point he is a broken man obsessed with vengeance.]] [[spoiler: [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone He eventually snaps out of it]], [[VillainousBSOD but only when he sees the consequences of his actions]].]]
** To be fair, though, HellholePrison-induced trauma can be pretty hard to get over (especially if you're WronglyAccused), not to mention his targets would've probably continued screwing innocent people over unless dealt with. [[spoiler:And after said MyGodWhatHaveIDone[=/=]VillainousBSOD, he does try to amend his revenge-induced collateral damage as much as possible, ultimately deciding to go off and live a better life with said princess after all.]]

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* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'': [[spoiler: Dantès finds himself free, talented, and ridiculously wealthy. It reaches the point where he's able to offer bribes to the pope, bankrupt a major French bank, construct multiple elaborate secret identities, buy up half of the French property market, and care for a beautiful foreign princess. He could sail off into the sunset, attempt to live out a long and happy life... But by this point he is a broken man obsessed with vengeance.]] [[spoiler: [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone He eventually snaps out of it]], [[VillainousBSOD but only when he sees the consequences of his actions]].]]
** To be fair, though, HellholePrison-induced trauma can be pretty hard to get over (especially if you're WronglyAccused), not to mention his targets would've probably continued screwing innocent people over unless dealt with. [[spoiler:And after said MyGodWhatHaveIDone[=/=]VillainousBSOD, he does try to amend his revenge-induced collateral damage as much as possible, ultimately deciding to go off and live a better life with said princess after all.
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16th Nov '17 11:02:24 AM lillolillo
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** 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.
24th Oct '17 8:18:35 PM PaulA
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* From the second ''{{Literature/Ringworld}}'' book (Engineers):
** Harvey Mossbauer's family had been killed and eaten during the fourth Man-Kzin war. Many years after the truce and after a good deal of monomaniacal preparation, Mossbauer had landed alone and armed on Kzin. He had killed four Kzinti males and set off a bomb in the harem of the patriarch before the guards managed to kill him.
** While we're on Niven, his short story "The Ethics of Madness" has a man inadvertently deprived of psychiatric medication go insane and kill some people. The end result is that the killer flees towards, basically, the edge of the universe in a ramscoop vehicle, with a relative of those killed chasing him. Advanced medical devices all but ensure neither of them will ever die of old age.
** And in ''Literature/AWorldOutOfTime'', Corbell flees the state in a ramship. His "Checker" (effectively, slavemaster) sends his "personality" over and over at the computer in his ship, being unable to enforce his orders any other way. The computer very much wants revenge due to the personality overlay, but it's also programmed at a deeper level to obey Corbell's orders, which sets up an interesting dynamic that profoundly impacts the plot.

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* Creator/LarryNiven:
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From the second ''{{Literature/Ringworld}}'' book (Engineers):
** Harvey
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Mossbauer's family had been killed and eaten during the fourth Man-Kzin war. Many years after the truce and after a good deal of monomaniacal preparation, Mossbauer had landed alone and armed on Kzin. He had killed four Kzinti males and set off a bomb in the harem of the patriarch before the guards managed to kill him.
** While we're on Niven, his The short story "The Ethics of Madness" "Literature/TheEthicsOfMadness" has a man inadvertently deprived of psychiatric medication go insane and kill some people. The end result is that the killer flees towards, basically, the edge of the universe in a ramscoop vehicle, with a relative of those killed chasing him. Advanced medical devices all but ensure neither of them will ever die of old age.
** And in In ''Literature/AWorldOutOfTime'', Corbell flees the state State in a ramship. His "Checker" (effectively, slavemaster) sends his "personality" over and over at the computer in his ship, being unable to enforce his orders any other way. The computer very much wants revenge due to the personality overlay, but it's also programmed at a deeper level to obey Corbell's orders, which sets up an interesting dynamic that profoundly impacts the plot.
15th Oct '17 8:58:57 AM zealots
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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.
11th Oct '17 11:15:12 PM DrPsyche
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The Lumberjack Ghost wants revenge on the Northwest bloodline for flaunting their wealth and barring the workers who built their mansion from all of their celebrations. His violent antics tend to endanger many other innocent people which he ignores because he's so focused on revenge. When Pacifica goes to right the injustice, however, he stops his attacks, showing he's not so far gone into vengeance.
8th Sep '17 8:23:16 AM infernape612
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--->'''Asch''': Shut up! This isn't about logic!

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--->'''Asch''': -->'''Asch''': Shut up! This isn't about logic!



* VideoGame/SaintsRow series:

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* VideoGame/SaintsRow ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series:



--> '''Human Noble Warden''': I want Howe dead '''NOW!'''

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--> ---> '''Human Noble Warden''': I want Howe dead '''NOW!'''



---> '''Karst:''' *[[TechnicallyASmile smiling, possibly grimly]]* I ''am'' filled with rage... but not so much as to be ''blinded'' by it.

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---> --> '''Karst:''' *[[TechnicallyASmile smiling, possibly grimly]]* I ''am'' filled with rage... but not so much as to be ''blinded'' by it.
31st Aug '17 4:45:59 PM Linda58
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** In Day 9, CIA Agent Kate Morgan ''weaponizes'' this trope [[spoiler: in order to get a confession on a stolen piece of property out of the man who also framed her husband, by bluffing him into thinking she's going to kill him.]]
* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E2HeavyIsTheHead "Heavy is the Head"]], Lance Hunter desperately wants revenge of Carl Creel, a supervillain responsible for the deaths of his friends. On a survillence mission, he betrays the rest of his team, [[StunGuns shooting them unconscious]], then goes out and confronts Creel alone. This ends with his nearly being killed, a third party stealing a powerful and dangerous artefact, and Agent May having a grudge against him. [[OneManArmy That last one is agreed to have been the worst part]].

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** In Day 9, CIA Agent Kate Morgan ''weaponizes'' this trope [[spoiler: in order to get a confession vital information on a stolen piece of property out of the man who also framed her husband, husband (leading to his suicide), by bluffing him into thinking she's going to kill him.him. He desperately blurts out the information they need, and doing so loses his only bargaining chip.]]
* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E2HeavyIsTheHead "Heavy is the Head"]], Lance Hunter desperately wants revenge of Carl Creel, Creel, to a supervillain responsible for the deaths of his friends. On a survillence mission, he betrays the rest of his team, [[StunGuns shooting them unconscious]], then goes out and confronts Creel alone. This ends with his nearly being killed, a third party stealing a powerful and dangerous artefact, and Agent May having a grudge against him. [[OneManArmy That last one is agreed to have been the worst part]].
24th Aug '17 10:14:20 PM Nadim
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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]].
21st Aug '17 8:26:49 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Touka becomes fixated on avenging the deaths of Hinami's parents at the hands of [[RabidCop Kureo Mado]], rather than let the murder go and avoid attracting the CCG's attention as she should have done. Because of this, Touka is indirectly responsible for the CCG's raid on Anteiku, as her killing Mado caused them to turn their attentions ''to'' the 20th ward.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Touka becomes fixated on avenging the deaths of Hinami's parents at the hands of [[RabidCop Kureo Mado]], rather than let the murder go and avoid attracting the CCG's [[TheHunter CCG's]] attention as she should have done. Because of this, Touka is indirectly responsible for the CCG's raid on Anteiku, as her killing Mado caused them to turn their attentions ''to'' the 20th ward.



* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'': After being defeated by Super Sonic and Super Armor Mega Man in the final issue of the crossover, Eggman is so pissed that he deliberately interferes with Super Sonic's attempt to undo the Super Genesis Wave, willing to let reality be destroyed rather than let Sonic restore it to normal. Said interference results in a CosmicRetcon on Sonic's world, as well as the subsequent [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Shattered World Crisis]]. Wily, however, is GenreSavvy enough to avert this and KnowWhenToFoldEm.

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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'': After being defeated by Super Sonic and Super Armor Mega Man in the final issue of the crossover, Eggman is so pissed that he deliberately interferes with Super Sonic's attempt to undo the Super Genesis Wave, willing to let reality be destroyed rather than let Sonic restore it to normal. Said interference results in a CosmicRetcon on Sonic's world, as well as the subsequent [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Shattered World Crisis]]. Wily, however, is GenreSavvy enough to avert this and KnowWhenToFoldEm.



** ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'': This is this Shredder's defining trait; he's so obsessed with getting revenge on Splinter (primarily for things that [[NeverMyFault were Shredder's own fault in the first place]]) that ''nothing else'' matters to him at all. Splinter calls him out on this during the first season finale, [[AndThenWhat pointing out that when Splinter dies, Shredder will have nothing]]. [[spoiler:In the third season finale, during an EnemyMine scenario to stop the entire Earth from being destroyed, Shredder literally stabs Splinter in the back at a crucial moment, killing him and dooming the planet. He then goes on to say that he doesn't even care if Earth gets destroyed anymore, [[WorthIt he can die happy now that he's finally gotten his revenge]].]]

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** ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'': This is this Shredder's defining trait; he's so obsessed with getting revenge on Splinter (primarily for things that [[NeverMyFault were Shredder's own fault in the first place]]) that ''nothing else'' matters to him at all. Splinter calls him out on this during the first season finale, [[AndThenWhat pointing out that when Splinter dies, Shredder will have nothing]]. [[spoiler:In the third season finale, during an EnemyMine scenario to stop the entire Earth from being destroyed, Shredder literally stabs Splinter in the back InTheBack at a crucial moment, killing him and dooming the planet. He then goes on to say that he doesn't even care if Earth gets destroyed anymore, [[WorthIt he can die happy now that he's finally gotten his revenge]].]]
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