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24th Mar '16 2:15:59 AM erforce
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* The entire plot of ''Film/OldBoy'' in a nutshell. Oh Dae-su wants revenge against the man who abducted and imprisoned him for 15 years. [[spoiler: Lee Woo-jin in return wants revenge against Oh Dae-su for indirectly [[DrivenToSuicide driving his sister to suicide.]]]]

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* The entire plot of ''Film/OldBoy'' ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}'' in a nutshell. Oh Dae-su wants revenge against the man who abducted and imprisoned him for 15 years. [[spoiler: Lee Woo-jin in return wants revenge against Oh Dae-su for indirectly [[DrivenToSuicide driving his sister to suicide.]]]]
5th Mar '16 9:49:55 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* In the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth]] and [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince sixth]] ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' books, Malfoy makes it clear he wants revenge on Harry for putting his father in prison, even though his father was arrested for helping his genocidal EvilOverlord master try to attack and/or kill quite a few people, Harry included.
* In the ''Literature/MaximumRide'' series, the reason Ari targets Max specifically during so many of their fights is because he blames her for stealing his father's love (which is not entirely as petty as it sounds - Ari's father leaving to secretly raise Max and her siblings left Ari unprotected to be experimented on by the [[MadScientist Whitecoats]]). Max tries to point out several times that she was a child at the time and had no idea what was going on beyond being rescued from a scary, painful place, but Ari refuses to listen. [[spoiler:When faced with the reality that he's going to die soon, in the third book, he finally does admit to Max that he knows she had no more control over the situation than he did.]] Considering that Ari's mentally and emotionally a child, his reaction is justified.



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* This crops up a few times in the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' franchise:
** Manfred Von Karma blames Gregory Edgeworth for ruining his perfect trial record so much that he raised his son, Miles, to be a cold, ruthless prosecutor. [[spoiler:And, for good measure, it turns out [[DisproportionateRetribution he murdered Gregory and framed Miles for that murder and another]].]] The thing is, the only reason Gregory was able to put a mark on Von Karma's record was because Von Karma brutally interrogated a suspect until the suspect broke down and gave a false confession.
** Dahlia Hawthorne considers Mia Fey her mortal enemy for catching her over several murders she committed. [[spoiler:In revenge, she works with her mother on an overly-elaborate plan that involves her being channeled after her execution so that she can murder Mia's sister... after Mia herself was already dead.]] Eesh...




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* This is implied to be the case the two families that make up [[WebOriginal/SCPFoundation SCP-]][[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2039 2039]]. Mabel Pike essentially made a DealWithTheDevil that left her family and the Wagner family in an eternal feud, because Blaine Wagner, the family's patriarch, [[spoiler:murdered Mabel's girlfriend when they were younger]]. The exact circumstances are never given though, the feud itself only began because of the supernatural aid of a mysterious entity, and the Foundation report indicates that Blaine [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone suffers from night terrors]] while frequently murmuring the name of [[spoiler:Mabel's girlfriend.]]
23rd Feb '16 9:14:02 PM Dravencour
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* Triad boss Wei from ''Film/TheReplacementKillers'' wants the young son of Stan Zedkov dead for Zedkov's own killing of Wei's son. Aside from the messed up sense of vengeance that characterizes this RevengeByProxy scheme, Wei's son was a murderous twenty-something Triad lieutenant in the drug trade, and Zedkov had tried to take him alive, even telling him not to go through with trying to kill him and the other cops.

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* Triad boss Terence Wei from ''Film/TheReplacementKillers'' wants the young son of police detective Stan Zedkov dead for Zedkov's own killing of Wei's son. Aside from the messed up sense of vengeance that characterizes this RevengeByProxy scheme, Wei's Peter Wei, the son in question, was a murderous twenty-something Triad lieutenant in the drug trade, and Zedkov had tried to take him alive, even telling him not to go through with trying to kill him and the other cops.
23rd Feb '16 9:12:35 PM Dravencour
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* Triad boss Wei from ''Film/TheReplacementKillers'' wants the young son of Stan Zedkov dead for Zedkov's own killing of Wei's son. Aside from the messed up sense of vengeance that characterizes this RevengeByProxy scheme, Wei's son was a murderous twenty-something Triad lieutenant in the drug trade, and Zedkov had tried to take him alive, even telling him not to go through with trying to kill him and the other cops.
23rd Feb '16 9:04:33 PM Dravencour
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** The Martells are seeking vengeance against Ser Gregor Clegane and his liege lord Tywin Lannister for murdering Princess Elia Martell and her children during the overthrow of the regime that she married into. (True, it was a war and the children were in line to the throne, but it was a [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil particularly brutal]] and unnecessary murder.) [[spoiler:Oberyn Martell is granted the chance to fight the Mountain in a duel... and when he loses fair and square, his children start clamoring for revenge against the Lannisters for HIS death, even though Gregor admitted his crimes and died rather agonizingly of his wounds anyway, and Lord Tywin is dead from unrelated causes (namely, Tyrion finally getting fed up with him and killing him.]]

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** The Martells are seeking vengeance against Ser Gregor Clegane and his liege lord Tywin Lannister for murdering Princess Elia Martell and her children during the overthrow of the regime that she married into. (True, it was a war and the children were in line to the throne, but it was a [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil particularly brutal]] and unnecessary murder.) [[spoiler:Oberyn Martell is granted the chance to fight the Mountain in a duel... and when he loses fair and square, his children start clamoring for revenge against the Lannisters for HIS death, even though Gregor admitted his crimes and died rather agonizingly of his wounds anyway, and Lord Tywin is dead from unrelated causes (namely, Tyrion finally getting fed up with him and killing him.him).]]
23rd Feb '16 9:03:56 PM Dravencour
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** The Martells are seeking vengeance against Ser Gregor Clegane and his liege lord Tywin lannister for murdering Princess Elia Martell and her children during the overthrow of the regime she married into. (True, it was a war and the children were in line to the throne, but it was a [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil particularly brutal]] and unnecessary murder.) [[spoiler:Oberyn Martell is granted the chance to fight Clegane in a duel... and when he loses fair and square, his children start clamoring for revenge against the Lannisters for HIS death, even though Clegane admitted his crimes and died of his wounds anyway, and Lord Tywin is dead from unrelated causes.]]

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** The Martells are seeking vengeance against Ser Gregor Clegane and his liege lord Tywin lannister Lannister for murdering Princess Elia Martell and her children during the overthrow of the regime that she married into. (True, it was a war and the children were in line to the throne, but it was a [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil particularly brutal]] and unnecessary murder.) [[spoiler:Oberyn Martell is granted the chance to fight Clegane the Mountain in a duel... and when he loses fair and square, his children start clamoring for revenge against the Lannisters for HIS death, even though Clegane Gregor admitted his crimes and died rather agonizingly of his wounds anyway, and Lord Tywin is dead from unrelated causes.causes (namely, Tyrion finally getting fed up with him and killing him.]]
29th Jan '16 3:56:53 PM Psi001
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* The dilemma of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is set up by escalating cases of this; Woody gets jealous of Buzz's inadvertently becoming the favourite toy of their owner Andy, so tries to knock him under the bed to regain attention, he instead knocks him out the window by mistake. Buzz, thinking he did it on purpose, attacks Woody during a car trip, accidentally leaving them stranding, leaving Woody once again livid with Buzz. This is lampshaded in their NeverMyFault argument following this:

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* The dilemma of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is set up by escalating cases of this; Woody gets jealous of Buzz's inadvertently becoming the favourite toy of their owner Andy, so tries to knock him under the bed to regain attention, he instead knocks him out the window by mistake. Buzz, thinking he did it on purpose, attacks Woody during a car trip, accidentally leaving them stranding, leaving Woody once again livid with Buzz. This is lampshaded in their NeverMyFault BlameGame argument following this:
29th Jan '16 3:54:04 PM Psi001
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* As the page quote shows, ''Film/{{Taken 2}}'' is driven by Murad wanting to [[AvengingTheVillain avenge his son Marko]], killed in the original by RetiredBadass Bryan for kidnapping his daughter in Paris. Murad doesn't care if Marko worked in a crime ring, and destroyed many young women's lives by forcing them into sex slavery (a fate Bryan's daughter escaped just in time). He just wants to ease his pain by killing the man responsible for Marko's death ([[RevengeByProxy and his loved ones]]).

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* As the page quote shows, ''Film/{{Taken 2}}'' is driven by Murad wanting to [[AvengingTheVillain avenge his son Marko]], killed in the original by RetiredBadass Bryan for kidnapping his daughter in Paris. Murad doesn't care if Marko worked in a crime ring, and destroyed many young women's lives by forcing them into sex slavery (a fate Bryan's daughter escaped just in time). He just wants to ease his pain by killing the man responsible for Marko's death ([[RevengeByProxy and his loved ones]]).ones]]), and to add salt to the wound, intended to do so by finishing his son's original intentions.




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* The dilemma of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is set up by escalating cases of this; Woody gets jealous of Buzz's inadvertently becoming the favourite toy of their owner Andy, so tries to knock him under the bed to regain attention, he instead knocks him out the window by mistake. Buzz, thinking he did it on purpose, attacks Woody during a car trip, accidentally leaving them stranding, leaving Woody once again livid with Buzz. This is lampshaded in their NeverMyFault argument following this:
-->'''Woody:''' We're lost! Andy's gone...and it's all! Your! Fault!
-->'''Buzz:''' My fault?!? If you hadn't knocked me out of the window in the first place...
-->'''Woody:''' ''*scoffs angrily*'' Well if ''you'' hadn't shown up in your stupid little cardboard spaceship and took away everything that was important to me...
29th Jan '16 3:42:18 PM Psi001
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* The ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' segment ''Mandarker'' cements [[TheRival Mandark's]] motive for outshining Dexter, as revenge for destroying his lab (through Dee Dee). But while it does a good job creating sympathy for Mandark, what it fails to mention is that Dexter did that in retaliation for Mandark forcing him to shut down ''his'' lab. A later episode reveals that Mandark's real motive is [[DisproportionateRetribution payback for Dexter making fun of his original name]] - [[GenderBlenderName "Susan"]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' segment ''Mandarker'' cements [[TheRival Mandark's]] motive for outshining Dexter, as revenge for destroying his lab (through Dee Dee). But while it does a good job creating sympathy for Mandark, what it fails to mention is that Dexter did that in retaliation for Mandark forcing him to shut down ''his'' lab. He curiously doesn't blame Dee Dee (who he has a crush on) even accusing Dexter of tricking her into doing it. A later episode reveals that Mandark's real motive is [[DisproportionateRetribution payback for Dexter making fun of his original name]] - [[GenderBlenderName "Susan"]]."Susan"]].
* Frizz and Nug were at the constant receiving end of this in ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. The heroes thrived on punishing them for trying to steal the title stone and [[SeriousBusiness ruin dreams]] ([[DisproportionateRetribution often far more severely than the crime itself]]). They never take notice to the fact they are TheDragAlong in every instance, either due to being PressGanged by Sgt Blob and Urpgor or because Zordrak threatens to ''execute'' them if they don't. It's implied the heroes went through a great few Urpneys in this manner, before Zordrak simply got sick of offing minions.
10th Jan '16 10:38:49 PM WickedIcon
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* [[MamaBear Enya Geil]] from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' Part 3 wants to get revenge on the heroes for killing his son. Nevermind that his son was a serial murderer and rapist, that he killed the DeadLittleSister of one of the heroes, and that she herself was the one who sent him to fight the heroes in first place, which prompted them to kill him in legitimate defense.
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