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** Also, Maiev Shadowsong. As Furion says: "She has become vengeance itself, bound forever to the hunt."
20th Apr '17 6:54:03 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': {{Subverted|Trope}} in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E06EmpireDay "Empire Day"]] -- [[TheBigGuy Zeb]] has his {{archenemy}} Agent Kallus in his sights, but has no problem being told to shoot at the Inquisitor, a much larger threat who happened to appear on scene the same time as Kallus.

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{{Subverted|Trope}} in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E06EmpireDay "Empire Day"]] -- [[TheBigGuy Zeb]] has his {{archenemy}} Agent Kallus in his sights, but has no problem being told to shoot at the Inquisitor, a much larger threat who happened to appear on scene the same time as Kallus.Kallus.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E14Homecoming "Homecoming"]]: Cham Syndulla ''really'' wants to blow up the Imperial light carrier that's terrorized the population of Ryloth with its contingent of TIE bombers, even though Phoenix Squadron and his own daughter Hera want to steal it so they can put it to a more constructive use. Cham and company even attempt to backstab the ''Ghost'' crew so they can blow up the cruiser. Fortunately, Hera manages to talk him out of it, and Cham gets the explosion he wanted by destroying the Imperial cruiser also stationed at Ryloth.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'', there are three stunning examples:
** [[spoiler: Professor Zoom]], whose hatred of Flash is so much that he not only is willing to commit suicide if he can manage to blow up Flash, the Flash Museum, and thousands of innocent, Flash-admiring civilians in the process, but he also interferes with Flash's efforts to save the CrapsackWorld that is Flashpoint and then tries to ensure Flash will be stranded there as the world is destroyed, even if it means committing suicide in the process.
** [[spoiler: ComicBook/WonderWoman]], who commits adultery with a married man and then ''kills his wife'' (she claims in self-defense, but it's ambiguous) before claiming her victim's crown as a trophy and sending the decapitated body back to her now-''ex''-lover. After this she leads an Amazon invasion of Europe, slaughtering every man and enslaving all of the women, to strengthen her position to defeat her former lover in bloody combat. She all but states outright an intention of leading a bloody {{Gendercide}} after she believes she has claimed victory towards the end of the movie.
** [[spoiler: ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}]], who gets his wife killed by cheating on her with [[spoiler: Wonder Woman]], and then declares war on the Amazons over it, a war that starts with him sinking ''all of West Europe''. By the time of the final battle, he's rigged what he knows could very well be an unstoppable DoomsdayDevice up as a suicide strike, and his final action after being beaten is to trigger it, ensuring that the whole world follows him into death.



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* ''{{Exalted}}'': So. Let's say that you are the ghost of a First Age god-king, who has been empowered by the dead gods that once ruled Creation to go out and drag the whole place screaming into the maw of Oblivion. They have power over you that is paramount, and [[YouHaveFailedMe do not show favor to those who screw up]]. So what have you spent the last several years doing? You've been tracking down the reincarnations of the people who tormented you in the First Age, and making their lives hell over and over again. You have let plans that could put a serious cold sore on Creation's lips, including a ''zombie plague'', char on the back burner because you are so busy fucking over the people who tormented you millennia ago. You are Eye and Seven Despairs, and you are, in the eyes of your colleagues, utter dogshit.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': So. Let's say that you are the ghost of a First Age god-king, who has been empowered by the dead gods that once ruled Creation to go out and drag the whole place screaming into the maw of Oblivion. They have power over you that is paramount, and [[YouHaveFailedMe do not show favor to those who screw up]]. So what have you spent the last several years doing? You've been tracking down the reincarnations of the people who tormented you in the First Age, and making their lives hell over and over again. You have let plans that could put a serious cold sore on Creation's lips, including a ''zombie plague'', char on the back burner because you are so busy fucking over the people who tormented you millennia ago. You are Eye and Seven Despairs, and you are, in the eyes of your colleagues, utter dogshit.



* At least one ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' module addresses this: "After all, what's more important-- that you survive, or that your enemy gets his?"

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* At least one ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' module addresses this: "After all, what's more important-- important -- that you survive, or that your enemy gets his?"
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** Jimmy the "Jazz Man" was more focused on making sure Gordon is killed than getting out of Gotham and laying low.
** And in the film, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' we have [[spoiler:Andrea]] and briefly [[spoiler:Batman himself.]]
--> '''[[spoiler:Andrea]]''': I'm not saying it's right or even sane, but it's all I have left, so either help me or get out of the way!
-->'''Joker''': Let me go or we both die!
-->'''[[spoiler:Batman]]''': Whatever it takes.
** The Clock King gets his StartOfDarkness by seeking revenge on Gotham's Mayor for [[EvilIsPetty inadvertently making him late for an appointment]].
* Depth Charge from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is a Maximal driven by an all-consuming need to take revenge on the sadistic [[PsychoPrototype Rampage]], who personally killed and ate the all of the former's friends for a laugh. He'll blow off any order if Rampage is anywhere nearby. In the GrandFinale, Depth Charge finally corners Rampage and [[spoiler:stabs him [[OurSoulsAreDifferent right through the spark]] with a crystal of [[PureEnergy raw energon]], knowing full well this will result in an EarthShatteringKaboom [[TakingYouWithMe he can't survive]]]]. On the other hand, this results in [[spoiler:Dinobot II regaining the memories and nobility of the original and turning on Megatron at the crucial moment]].
* The Retaliator in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10DestroyAllAliens'': He goes after a [=To'kuStar=], believing it to have killed his son Azmuth, completely disregarding the fact that his target is about 100 feet tall.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' this is Dan's bread and butter. More specifically, '''every''' episode is about him getting revenge on something, often for comically stupid and petty reasons. Sometimes he will try to get revenge on things people normally wouldn't even dream of getting revenge on or think you could get revenge on like New Mexico, art, technology, a ''dead'' president, and [[NoodleIncident a squirrel for some reason]].
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': In the episode "The Big Bang Theory", Bertram decides to travel back in time to RetGone Stewie by killing his ancestor, none other than [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Leonardo da Vinci]], unaware that, as a result of a time paradox, Stewie was the one that caused the Big Bang and that erasing him would destroy the universe, including himself. Even after Brian and Stewie tell him as such, Bertram, after a brief hesitation, promptly declares that getting rid of Stewie is worth the end of the universe and promptly shoots da Vinci dead. However, Stewie preserves events by [[MyOwnGrampa becoming his own ancestor]].



* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. The writers point out that the only reason he hasn't taken over the world is because he gets caught up in pointless battles like finding out if Dib threw that muffin at his head during lunch [[spoiler: by hooking him up to a mind control machine and making him live out a vivid, decades-long fantasy life.]]
* Blythe soon falls into this in the ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' episode "[[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S1E21TerriersAndTiaras Terriers & Tiaras]]" in trying to best Judy Jo Jameson at a dog pageant. The TV crew at hand encourage her, and the once sweet-tempered girl becomes meaner and more aggressive than even Judy Jo, going as far as to [[spoiler: repurpose the dress Blythe originally gave her dog Zoe as a birthday present to try to gain a competitive edge]]. [[Series/ToddlersAndTiaras Given what this]] [[Series/HereComesHoneyBooBoo episode is spoofing]], Blythe's 180-degree in behavior was bound to happen.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** [[EmotionEater Queen Chrysalis]] falls into this full throttle, and it costs her. [[spoiler:In disguise as Princess Cadence, she's succeeded in turning every character, even ''Princess Celestia'' herself against Twilight Sparkle for her harsh accusations, and even makes Twilight ''herself'' regretful of accusing her of being evil. What does she do? She picks up the IdiotBall and traps Twilight in ''exactly the same place as the real Cadence''. You can guess what happens next.]]
*** She falls for this ''again'' in the sixth season finale. [[spoiler:Thanks to Starlight Glimmer convincing the Changeling Thorax to ''give'' love than to steal it, Chrysalis' plan against the Mane Six and the Royal Family goes up in smoke and she loses everything -- her throne, her people, her prisoners in the very same ponies she was getting {{Revenge}} against, her title -- save her life. Starlight attempts to get her to stop this ridiculous CycleOfRevenge and be a good leader, but [[RedemptionRejection she slaps away her hoof]] and vows revenge on Starlight. This is despite that she's now alone.]]
** Way before that, Nightmare Moon. After a thousand years in isolation she's still driven enough to possibly [[TheNightThatNeverEnds risk the destruction of all life in Equestria]] just to get back at - well, everyone. The regular mortals for not remembering her and her sister for banishing her in the first place (despite the fact said sister was trying to talk her out of fighting. She pretty much ''forced her'' to do it). She completely fails to see that the [[AmplifierArtifact Elements of Harmony]] can still hit her.
** This is the problem with Starlight Glimmer at the end of Season 5: [[spoiler:After the Mane Six stops her cult of equality and restores the villagers' Cutie Marks, Starlight flips out and decides to wreck everything by using time travel to stop Rainbow Dash from performing the Sonic Rainboom that would bring together the Mane Six. End result: an Equestria on the brink of tearing itself apart - oh, sure, Starlight's gonna have possession of an "equal" Ponyville, but with Nightmare Moon unrestrained and Celestia ready to declare war, the only thing she's brought is pain and terror. All because Twilight and the others thought "Your village is creepy and you're creepy."]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Adrian Toomes could have saved his corporation, Toomes Aerodynamics, from being bought out by Norman Osborn by just [[CutLexLuthorACheck showing off that his anti-gravity experiments had worked and he'd built a workable flying suit]]. Instead, he dressed up in the suit as "the Vulture" and tried to assassinate Norman Osborn for the effort, which ultimately cost him his company.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': {{Subverted|Trope}} in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E06EmpireDay "Empire Day"]] -- [[TheBigGuy Zeb]] has his {{archenemy}} Agent Kallus in his sights, but has no problem being told to shoot at the Inquisitor, a much larger threat who happened to appear on scene the same time as Kallus.
* 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. Becomes an even bigger example later on with TheReveal that [[spoiler:Homeworld is running out of resources and Yellow Diamond throwing out Peridot's suggestion of getting Earth's resources ''without'' ruining it's ability to support organic life or harm it (a win win situation)is throwing away resources they desperately need, but she's beyond caring at that point.]] A later reveal by [[BloodKnight Jasper]] of all people [[spoiler:suggests that part of Yellow Diamond's hatred for Earth is cemented in the fact Rose was responsible for the death of her fellow Diamond [[UnPerson Pink Diamond]], something that she hasn't forgiven her or Earth by extension for]], which suddenly makes her seemingly irrational hatred a bit more justified.
** The above incident inspires a lot of this trope when combined with the fact Steven is often mistaken for Rose by Homeworld gems. Jasper [[spoiler: refuses to accept healing from her hated enemy, even while being turned into a monster]], and one Homeworld Ruby [[spoiler: tries to kill Steven even though succeeding would trap her alone in space forever]].



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': In the episode "The Big Bang Theory", Bertram decides to travel back in time to RetGone Stewie by killing his ancestor, none other than [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Leonardo da Vinci]], unaware that, as a result of a time paradox, Stewie was the one that caused the Big Bang and that erasing him would destroy the universe, including himself. Even after Brian and Stewie tell him as such, Bertram, after a brief hesitation, promptly declares that getting rid of Stewie is worth the end of the universe and promptly shoots da Vinci dead. However, Stewie preserves events by [[MyOwnGrampa becoming his own ancestor]].
* Depth Charge from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is a Maximal driven by an all-consuming need to take revenge on the sadistic [[PsychoPrototype Rampage]], who personally killed and ate the all of the former's friends for a laugh. He'll blow off any order if Rampage is anywhere nearby. In the GrandFinale, Depth Charge finally corners Rampage and [[spoiler:stabs him [[OurSoulsAreDifferent right through the spark]] with a crystal of [[PureEnergy raw energon]], knowing full well this will result in an EarthShatteringKaboom [[TakingYouWithMe he can't survive]]]]. On the other hand, this results in [[spoiler:Dinobot II regaining the memories and nobility of the original and turning on Megatron at the crucial moment]].



* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. The writers point out that the only reason he hasn't taken over the world is because he gets caught up in pointless battles like finding out if Dib threw that muffin at his head during lunch [[spoiler: by hooking him up to a mind control machine and making him live out a vivid, decades-long fantasy life.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** Jimmy the "Jazz Man" was more focused on making sure Gordon is killed than getting out of Gotham and laying low.
** And in the film, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' we have [[spoiler:Andrea]] and briefly [[spoiler:Batman himself.]]
--> '''[[spoiler:Andrea]]''': I'm not saying it's right or even sane, but it's all I have left, so either help me or get out of the way!
-->'''Joker''': Let me go or we both die!
-->'''[[spoiler:Batman]]''': Whatever it takes.
** The Clock King gets his StartOfDarkness by seeking revenge on Gotham's Mayor for [[EvilIsPetty inadvertently making him late for an appointment]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' this is Dan's bread and butter. More specifically, '''every''' episode is about him getting revenge on something, often for comically stupid and petty reasons. Sometimes he will try to get revenge on things people normally wouldn't even dream of getting revenge on or think you could get revenge on like New Mexico, art, technology, a ''dead'' president, and [[NoodleIncident a squirrel for some reason]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner'': After a certain point, it becomes clear that Wile E. Coyote is really motivated more by this is Dan's bread and butter. More specifically, '''every''' episode is trope than by his ostensible motivations of desire for food. Many of his traps would kill the roadrunner in ways that would render the corpse totally inedible, but Coyote has come to care more about him seeing the roadrunner dead than feeding himself or not getting revenge maimed constantly on something, often for comically stupid and petty reasons. Sometimes he will try to get revenge on things people normally wouldn't even dream account of getting revenge on or think you could get revenge on like New Mexico, art, technology, a ''dead'' president, and [[NoodleIncident a squirrel for some reason]].the Roadrunner's [[RealityWarper reality-warping powers]].



* The Retaliator in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10DestroyAllAliens'': He goes after a To'kuStar, believing it to have killed his son Azmuth, completely disregarding the fact that his target is about 100 feet tall.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** [[EmotionEater Queen Chrysalis]] falls into this full throttle, and it costs her. [[spoiler:In disguise as Princess Cadence, she's succeeded in turning every character, even ''Princess Celestia'' herself against Twilight Sparkle for her harsh accusations, and even makes Twilight ''herself'' regretful of accusing her of being evil. What does she do? She picks up the IdiotBall and traps Twilight in ''exactly the same place as the real Cadence''. You can guess what happens next.]]
*** She falls for this ''again'' in the sixth season finale. [[spoiler:Thanks to Starlight Glimmer convincing the Changeling Thorax to ''give'' love than to steal it, Chrysalis' plan against the Mane Six and the Royal Family goes up in smoke and she loses everything -- her throne, her people, her prisoners in the very same ponies she was getting {{Revenge}} against, her title -- save her life. Starlight attempts to get her to stop this ridiculous CycleOfRevenge and be a good leader, but [[RedemptionRejection she slaps away her hoof]] and vows revenge on Starlight. This is despite that she's now alone.]]
** Way before that, Nightmare Moon. After a thousand years in isolation she's still driven enough to possibly [[TheNightThatNeverEnds risk the destruction of all life in Equestria]] just to get back at - well, everyone. The regular mortals for not remembering her and her sister for banishing her in the first place (despite the fact said sister was trying to talk her out of fighting. She pretty much ''forced her'' to do it). She completely fails to see that the [[AmplifierArtifact Elements of Harmony]] can still hit her.
** This is the problem with Starlight Glimmer at the end of Season 5: [[spoiler:After the Mane Six stops her cult of equality and restores the villagers' Cutie Marks, Starlight flips out and decides to wreck everything by using time travel to stop Rainbow Dash from performing the Sonic Rainboom that would bring together the Mane Six. End result: an Equestria on the brink of tearing itself apart - oh, sure, Starlight's gonna have possession of an "equal" Ponyville, but with Nightmare Moon unrestrained and Celestia ready to declare war, the only thing she's brought is pain and terror. All because Twilight and the others thought "Your village is creepy and you're creepy."]]
* Blythe soon falls into this in the ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' episode "[[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S1E21TerriersAndTiaras Terriers & Tiaras]]" in trying to best Judy Jo Jameson at a dog pageant. The TV crew at hand encourage her, and the once sweet-tempered girl becomes meaner and more aggressive than even Judy Jo, going as far as to [[spoiler: repurpose the dress Blythe originally gave her dog Zoe as a birthday present to try to gain a competitive edge]]. [[Series/ToddlersAndTiaras Given what this]] [[Series/HereComesHoneyBooBoo episode is spoofing]], Blythe's 180-degree in behavior was bound to happen.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'', there are three stunning examples:
** [[spoiler: Professor Zoom]], whose hatred of Flash is so much that he not only is willing to commit suicide if he can manage to blow up Flash, the Flash Museum, and thousands of innocent, Flash-admiring civilians in the process, but he also interferes with Flash's efforts to save the CrapsackWorld that is Flashpoint and then tries to ensure Flash will be stranded there as the world is destroyed, even if it means committing suicide in the process.
** [[spoiler: ComicBook/WonderWoman]], who commits adultery with a married man and then ''kills his wife'' (she claims in self-defense, but it's ambiguous) before claiming her victim's crown as a trophy and sending the decapitated body back to her now-''ex''-lover. After this she leads an Amazon invasion of Europe, slaughtering every man and enslaving all of the women, to strengthen her position to defeat her former lover in bloody combat. She all but states outright an intention of leading a bloody {{Gendercide}} after she believes she has claimed victory towards the end of the movie.
** [[spoiler: ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}]], who gets his wife killed by cheating on her with [[spoiler: Wonder Woman]], and then declares war on the Amazons over it, a war that starts with him sinking ''all of West Europe''. By the time of the final battle, he's rigged what he knows could very well be an unstoppable DoomsdayDevice up as a suicide strike, and his final action after being beaten is to trigger it, ensuring that the whole world follows him into death.
* 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. Becomes an even bigger example later on with TheReveal that [[spoiler:Homeworld is running out of resources and Yellow Diamond throwing out Peridot's suggestion of getting Earth's resources ''without'' ruining it's ability to support organic life or harm it (a win win situation)is throwing away resources they desperately need, but she's beyond caring at that point.]] A later reveal by [[BloodKnight Jasper]] of all people [[spoiler:suggests that part of Yellow Diamond's hatred for Earth is cemented in the fact Rose was responsible for the death of her fellow Diamond [[UnPerson Pink Diamond]], something that she hasn't forgiven her or Earth by extension for]], which suddenly makes her seemingly irrational hatred a bit more justified.
** The above incident inspires a lot of this trope when combined with the fact Steven is often mistaken for Rose by Homeworld gems. Jasper [[spoiler: refuses to accept healing from her hated enemy, even while being turned into a monster]], and one Homeworld Ruby [[spoiler: tries to kill Steven even though succeeding would trap her alone in space forever]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Adrian Toomes could have saved his corporation, Toomes Aerodynamics, from being bought out by Norman Osborn by just [[CutLexLuthorACheck showing off that his anti-gravity experiments had worked and he'd built a workable flying suit]]. Instead, he dressed up in the suit as "the Vulture" and tried to assassinate Norman Osborn for the effort, which ultimately cost him his company.
* ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner'': After a certain point, it becomes clear that Wile E. Coyote is really motivated more by this trope than by his ostensible motivations of desire for food. Many of his traps would kill the roadrunner in ways that would render the corpse totally inedible, but Coyote has come to care more about seeing the roadrunner dead than feeding himself or not getting maimed constantly on account of the Roadrunner's [[RealityWarper reality-warping powers]].


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17th Apr '17 6:55:06 PM Peridonyx
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** 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.]]
12th Apr '17 2:50:25 PM mouschilight
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** In the end, [[spoiler: he and Naruto clash, costing them both an arm. Despite this, Naruto's persistence has paid off and he managed to finally get Sasuke to surrender his vendetta against the world and finally helping Sasuke find himself. In the epilogue, he has married Sakura and had a child with her, but often travels away from home to explore the world.]]

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** In the end, [[spoiler: he and Naruto clash, [[AnArmAndALeg costing them both an arm.arm]]. Despite this, Naruto's persistence has paid off and he managed to finally get Sasuke to surrender his vendetta against the world and finally helping Sasuke find himself. In the epilogue, he has married Sakura and had a child with her, but often travels away from home to explore the world.]]



** To his credit, Naruto himself has done everything in his power to ''avert'' this. Despite his own desire for revenge on Pain for killing [[BadassTeacher Jiraiya and Kakashi]], as well as many Leaf Villagers, and then nearly killing [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Hinata]], Naruto is able to rein in his feelings and instead ultimately wins without killing him which pays off ''far'' better. Not long after he tries to get the Raikage to not try and kill Sasuke for attacking his brother.

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** To his credit, Naruto himself has done everything in his power to ''avert'' this. Despite his own desire for revenge on Pain for killing [[BadassTeacher Jiraiya and Kakashi]], as well as many Leaf Villagers, and then nearly killing [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Hinata]], Hinata]] [[ForcedToWatch right in front of him]], Naruto is able to rein in his feelings and instead ultimately wins without killing him which pays off ''far'' better. Not long after he tries to get the Raikage to not try and kill Sasuke for attacking his brother.
7th Apr '17 1:23:23 AM mouschilight
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** To his credit, Naruto himself has done everything in his power to ''avert'' this. Despite his own desire for revenge on Pain for killing Jiraiya, ''temporarily'' Kakashi, as well as killing many Leaf Villagers, Naruto is able to rein in his feelings and instead ultimately wins without killing him which pays off ''far'' better. Not long after he tries to get the Raikage to not try and kill Sasuke for attacking his brother.

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** To his credit, Naruto himself has done everything in his power to ''avert'' this. Despite his own desire for revenge on Pain for killing Jiraiya, ''temporarily'' Kakashi, [[BadassTeacher Jiraiya and Kakashi]], as well as killing many Leaf Villagers, and then nearly killing [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Hinata]], Naruto is able to rein in his feelings and instead ultimately wins without killing him which pays off ''far'' better. Not long after he tries to get the Raikage to not try and kill Sasuke for attacking his brother.
15th Mar '17 7:47:02 PM Valiona
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* Zig-zagged in ''Fanfic/TheGrinningSnake'', a crossover between ''Anime/MaiHime''and ''Anime/HellGirl'', Konoka, the daughter of one of the First District agents Shizuru killed, finds out who her father's killer is. Unfortunately, the police won't believe the only piece of evidence she has, and the perpetrator won't turn herself in, leaving Konoka to use Ai's doll, sending Shizuru to hell immediately and ensuring that Konoka will also go there when she dies. On the one hand, Konoka literally more or less sells her soul for her vengeance (especially when you consider that she believes her father went to heaven, meaning that [[DaddysGirl she]] won't join him there), but on the other, she only chose to do so after exhausting all other options.



** This goes the other way as well. If you are aimed on killing Loghain the otherwise virtuous and good Alistar will stick with you to the end, even if you're playing the Warden as a cruel ruthless backstabbing evil jackass who's constant murdering and betryals have long since caused the rest of the party to leave.

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** This goes the other way as well. If you are aimed on killing Loghain the otherwise virtuous and good Alistar will stick with you to the end, even if you're playing the Warden as a cruel ruthless backstabbing evil jackass who's whose constant murdering and betryals betrayals have long since caused the rest of the party to leave.
15th Mar '17 6:56:00 PM easytorememberhandle
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* PlayedForLaughs in the classic Creator/TheThreeStooges short ''[[Recap/TheThreeStoogesPunchDrunks Punch Drunks]]'', with Curly as a waiter serving Moe:
-->'''Curly''': What'll it be, sir?\\
'''Moe''': Two slices of burnt toast and a rotten egg.\\
'''Curly''': Burnt toast and a rotten egg? Why you wanna eat that for?\\
'''Moe''': 'Cuz I got a tapeworm and it's all he deserves!\\
6th Mar '17 6:12:51 PM TroperBeDoper
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* A villainous example from ''Film/CurseOfChucky''. [[spoiler:Chucky has gotten away with his crimes, and left a crippled girl to take the fall. He decides instead of calling it a day, he'll get mailed to his old "buddy" Andy. Unfortunately for him, Andy has gotten wise to his game. And has a shotgun pointed at his face the second he emerges from his box.]]
4th Mar '17 6:01:21 AM meanmetalmario
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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. He's even perfectly willing to help the Kraang and the Triceratons bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt as long as they help him accomplish this. Splinter calls him out on this during the first season finale, [[AndThenWhat pointing out that when Splinter dies, Shredder will have nothing]]. [[spoiler:And in the third season finale, he actively ''stops'' Splinter from saving the entire planet by killing him, saying his revenge is worth the end of the world.]]

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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. He's even perfectly willing to help the Kraang and the Triceratons bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt as long as they help him accomplish this. Splinter calls him out on this during the first season finale, [[AndThenWhat pointing out that when Splinter dies, Shredder will have nothing]]. [[spoiler:And in [[spoiler:In the third season finale, he actively ''stops'' Splinter from saving during an EnemyMine scenario to stop the entire planet by Earth from being destroyed, Shredder literally stabs Splinter in the back at a crucial moment, killing him, saying 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 is worth the end of the world.revenge]].]]



* Depth Charge from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is a Maximal driven by an all-consuming need to take revenge on the sadistic [[PsychoPrototype Rampage]], who personally killed and ate the all of the former's friends for a laugh. He'll blow off any order if Rampage is anywhere nearby. In the GrandFinale, Depth Charge finally corners Rampage and [[spoiler:stabs his [[OurSoulsAreDifferent spark]] with an [[PureEnergy energon]] stake, knowing full well this will result in an EarthShatteringKaboom [[TakingYouWithMe he can't survive]]]]. On the other hand, this results in [[spoiler:Dinobot II regaining the memories and nobility of the original and turning on Megatron at the crucial moment]].

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* Depth Charge from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is a Maximal driven by an all-consuming need to take revenge on the sadistic [[PsychoPrototype Rampage]], who personally killed and ate the all of the former's friends for a laugh. He'll blow off any order if Rampage is anywhere nearby. In the GrandFinale, Depth Charge finally corners Rampage and [[spoiler:stabs his him [[OurSoulsAreDifferent right through the spark]] with an a crystal of [[PureEnergy energon]] stake, raw energon]], knowing full well this will result in an EarthShatteringKaboom [[TakingYouWithMe he can't survive]]]]. On the other hand, this results in [[spoiler:Dinobot II regaining the memories and nobility of the original and turning on Megatron at the crucial moment]].
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