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18th Feb '18 10:59:53 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Both the Crane Hermit and Tien Shinhan are furious at Goku for killing Mercenary Tao, their younger brother and mentor, respectively. Goku calls them out on it, pointing out that Tao was a PsychoForHire who was hired by the [[ArmiesAreEvil Red Ribbon Army]] to kill ''him'' and he was only defending himself; neither of them cares.
11th Feb '18 11:35:12 AM Vox
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Lord Karstark wants revenge against Jaime Lannister for killing two of his sons. He does this by killing two of Jaime's relatives who were held captive, killing several men on his own side to get to them. It's pointed out that killing defenseless prisoners and your own allies is not the same as killing an enemy in battle, but the distinction seems lost on him.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Lord Karstark wants revenge against Jaime Lannister for killing two of his sons. He does this by killing two of Jaime's relatives who were held captive, killing several men on his own side to get to them. It's pointed out that killing defenseless prisoners and your own allies is not the same as killing an enemy in battle, but the distinction seems lost on him.him since he's basically [[RevengeBeforeReason half-mad with anger and grief]] by that point.
5th Feb '18 4:21:36 PM FF32
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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.]]

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* This is implied to be the case the two families that make up [[WebOriginal/SCPFoundation [[Wiki/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.]]
3rd Feb '18 2:29:35 PM Psi001
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* 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.

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* 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 bored of offing minions.minions. Later episodes try to make the heroes more pragmatic, as well as give them [[NotSoHarmlessVillain a much better provocation]] so their vendetta seems more proportionate, though the fact nearly all Urpneys are unwilling slaves is still never remotely brought up between them.
1st Feb '18 6:22:13 AM lillolillo
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* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} villain Reactron wants to kill Kara because she wrecked his healing radiation-containment suit... which happened because she was stopping him from killing her when he assaulted her, completely unprovoked, the first time they fought. So in retaliation he murdered her father in ''ComicBook/NewKrypton'', tried to kill and rape her several times in story arcs like ''Who Is Superwoman?'', ''Codename: Patriot'' and ''The Hunt for Reactron''-, and in ''War of Supermen'' he murdered her mother and blew up her planet and race.
10th Dec '17 3:58:51 PM Bissek
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* In ''Imager's Challenge'', the D'Ryel family tries to destroy Rhen's family and Rhen himself because he had partially blinded Lord D'Ryel's son in the previous book. This blinding was done in self-defense in a fight that the noble started over something Rhen didn't do, and may not have even happened at all.
26th Oct '17 4:07:19 PM Potman
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* The Russians in ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' tend to fall into this trap whenever they show up after the Apocalypse War. They're driven by vengeance towards Mega-City One for nuking their own home city - and Judge Dredd in particular, who launched the missiles. The fact that they started this war to begin with, and nuked half of Mega-City One to oblivion, never crosses their mind let alone their conscience.
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13th Sep '17 6:31:58 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''Film/KillBill'': Looked at objectively, none of them can be considered good guys considering their careers; but The Bride's former crew killed her innocent new family, which is reason enough for her to kill them all back.

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* ''Film/KillBill'': Looked at objectively, none of them can be considered good guys considering their careers; but The Bride's former crew killed her innocent new family, which is reason enough for her to kill them all back. She is in the right for wanting to kill them, she just doesn't see that she is not much better than them.



* The dilemma of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is set up by escalating (thanks to misunderstandings_ cases of this; Woody gets jealous of Buzz's inadvertently becoming the favorite 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 stranded, leaving Woody once again livid with Buzz. This is lampshaded in their BlameGame argument following this:

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* The dilemma of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is set up by escalating (thanks to misunderstandings_ misunderstandings) cases of this; Woody gets jealous of Buzz's inadvertently becoming the favorite 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 stranded, leaving Woody once again livid with Buzz. This is lampshaded in their BlameGame argument following this:
13th Sep '17 6:16:00 AM Shadowgazer
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Related to AvengingTheVillain, but in that case Charlie was specifically killed for committing and/or trying to commit evil. This applies when:

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Related Supertrope to AvengingTheVillain, but in there are also other cases that case it covers where Charlie was wasn't specifically killed for committing and/or trying to commit evil. This For example this also applies when:



* The dilemma of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is set up by escalating cases of this; Woody gets jealous of Buzz's inadvertently becoming the favorite 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 stranded, leaving Woody once again livid with Buzz. This is lampshaded in their BlameGame argument following this:

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* The dilemma of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is set up by escalating (thanks to misunderstandings_ cases of this; Woody gets jealous of Buzz's inadvertently becoming the favorite 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 stranded, leaving Woody once again livid with Buzz. This is lampshaded in their BlameGame argument following this:



* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', Harley Quinn's main motivation is to get revenge on Superman for his killing of the Joker. What Harley appears to have conveniently forgotten is that the Joker got himself killed on purpose by tricking Superman into killing his wife Lois Lane and their unborn child, thus activating a detonator the Joker rigged to her heart that activated when she died and detonated a nuke that destroyed the city of Metropolis, then going out of his way to torment Superman over this, which he did purely because he was tired of always losing to Batman and wanted to get an easy win over Superman. Or that she herself was complicit in the Joker's actions. So Superman's actions were entirely justified, while Harley clearly has a bad case of NeverMyFault about the whole thing.

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* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', Harley Quinn's main motivation is to get revenge on Superman for his killing of the Joker. What Harley appears to have conveniently forgotten is that the Joker got himself killed on purpose by tricking Superman into killing his wife Lois Lane and their unborn child, thus activating a detonator the Joker rigged to her heart that activated when she died and detonated a nuke that destroyed the city of Metropolis, then going out of his way to torment Superman over this, which he did purely because he was tired of always losing to Batman and wanted to get an easy win over Superman. Or that she herself was complicit in the Joker's actions. So Superman's actions were entirely justified, while Harley clearly has a bad case of NeverMyFault about the whole thing. Which is very typical for Harley's character in general, as far as she and her ''Puddin''' are concerned.
16th Jul '17 9:41:54 AM Occidensill
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It's relatively common that the reason that Alice wants to kill Bob is because Bob killed Charlie. Revenge seems pretty straightforward. But it gets a lot more murky [[CrimeOfSelfDefense when Charlie was trying to kill Bob and Bob was just defending himself.]] They were in a war, it was a fight, Charlie surprised Bob at the worst time, [[AccidentalMurder it was an accident]], the list goes on. Bob didn't really want to kill Charlie, and would have avoided doing so if possible. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone It's likely Bob regrets it greatly.]] But all of that doesn't matter to Alice, though. Even if Charlie was a zombie actively trying to bite Bob, and Bob just defended himself, Bob has to ''pay'' for what he did to Charlie.

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It's relatively common that the reason that Alice wants to kill Bob is because Bob killed Charlie. Revenge seems pretty straightforward. But it gets a lot more murky [[CrimeOfSelfDefense when Charlie was trying to kill Bob and Bob was just defending himself.]] They were in a war, it was a fight, Charlie surprised Bob at the worst time, [[AccidentalMurder it was an accident]], the list goes on. Bob didn't really want to kill Charlie, and would have avoided doing so if possible. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone It's likely Bob regrets it greatly.]] But all of that doesn't matter to Alice, though. Even if Charlie was a zombie actively trying to bite Bob, and Bob just defended himself, Alice. Bob has to ''pay'' for what he did to Charlie.



** John Harrison and Kirk in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. Harrison seeks revenge on Admiral Marcus, and ends up [[spoiler:killing Christopher Pike in his attack on the admiral. Pike's death]] then drives Kirk to swear revenge on Harrison.

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** John Harrison and Kirk in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. Harrison seeks revenge on Admiral Marcus, and ends up [[spoiler:killing Christopher Pike in his attack on the admiral. Pike's death]] then drives Kirk to swear revenge on Harrison. Both of them thus end up largely playing into the hands of Admiral Marcus and his plans to instigate war, blinded by their personal desires for revenge.


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* Colonel Packard of ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' becomes obsessed with killing Kong in revenge for the deaths of his soldiers, ignoring that they (albeit unknowingly) started it by bombing the island, and later the revelation that Kong is vital to stopping an even worse threat to humans from coming to the surface.
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