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23rd May '16 4:40:15 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''; the three part Blaine Arc was about recurring villain Geraldine Husk and a revenge plot against Clover, whom she blamed for her first defeat and arrest. (Despite the fact that said defeat happened because she turned Clover into a brainwashed cyborg to use against the other heroines). The first part was fooling a male spy named Blaine into believing Clover was a criminal who had to be eliminated; when this failed, she set in motion several projects bent on making Clover miserable and ruining her reputation, saving the lethal blow for last; she bought the members-only spa Clover belonged to, then opened it to the public, and bought Clover's favorite boutique and vegetarian restaurant, turning them into a thrift shop and steakhouse. Then she framed Clover for plagiarizing Sam's report, stealing Alex's car and trashing it, and stealing classified WOOHP weaponry, getting her suspended by Jerry. Her one flaw was underestimating Clover's intelligence; she realized the incidents were related, as did the other heroines once Geraldine's escape was reported. Thus, the final part of the villain's plan (kidnapping and killing Clover) didn't go as planned, and she was beaten again.
8th Jan '16 4:40:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' - Tombstone forms a streetgang of teenage thugs to help him steal tech for the Silvermane family and makes a point of recruiting the son of Robbie Robertson [[spoiler:whom Tombstone blames for letting him get caught robbing a grocery store in their youth and taking the fall (starting him down a life of crime)]]. When Robbie confronts him, Tombstone takes great pleasure in showing him the video feed of his son robbing the facility and leaving his fingerprints everywhere.

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* ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' - Tombstone forms a streetgang of teenage thugs to help him steal tech for the Silvermane family and makes a point of recruiting the son of Robbie Robertson [[spoiler:whom Tombstone blames for letting him get caught robbing a grocery store in their youth and taking the fall (starting him down a life of crime)]]. When Robbie confronts him, Tombstone takes great pleasure in showing him the video feed of his son robbing the facility and leaving his fingerprints everywhere.
6th Jan '16 9:50:57 PM nombretomado
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* [[MagnificentBitch Tira]] of the SoulSeries actually gets a double on this trope, first using her nemesis Sophitia's MamaBear nature to manipulate her into serving [[ArtifactOfDoom Soul Edge]] because Sophitia's daughter Pyrrha will die without Soul Edge's power. [[spoiler: Sophitia is unable to prevent Siegfried from destroying Nightmare, Soul Edge's incarnation, and has to commit suicide to save Pyrrha with the last piece of Soul Edge lodged in her heart.]] Years later, Tira does it again by becoming an EvilMentor to Pyrrha, who goes on to willingly become the newest host of Soul Edge. [[spoiler: Strangely, the light novel that details Sophitia's demise leaves it ambiguous if Tira ignored Sophitia's last request to keep Pyrrha safe, or if she tried to make Pyrrha into an insanely powerful WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds as a way to honor that request.]]

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* [[MagnificentBitch Tira]] of the SoulSeries VideoGame/SoulSeries actually gets a double on this trope, first using her nemesis Sophitia's MamaBear nature to manipulate her into serving [[ArtifactOfDoom Soul Edge]] because Sophitia's daughter Pyrrha will die without Soul Edge's power. [[spoiler: Sophitia is unable to prevent Siegfried from destroying Nightmare, Soul Edge's incarnation, and has to commit suicide to save Pyrrha with the last piece of Soul Edge lodged in her heart.]] Years later, Tira does it again by becoming an EvilMentor to Pyrrha, who goes on to willingly become the newest host of Soul Edge. [[spoiler: Strangely, the light novel that details Sophitia's demise leaves it ambiguous if Tira ignored Sophitia's last request to keep Pyrrha safe, or if she tried to make Pyrrha into an insanely powerful WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds as a way to honor that request.]]
18th Nov '15 6:27:43 PM Allronix
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* ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' - Much of the universe can be callously boiled down to two factions of overpowered religious factions having a RevengeThroughCorruption tug-of-war with the entire galaxy. Sith seek to turn Jedi to their way of thinking and Jedi seek to turn Sith against one another. Neither side prevails for very long, and anyone trying to TakeAThirdOption (like [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII Darth Traya]]) doesn't last long in the crossfire.

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* ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' - Much of the universe can be callously boiled down to two factions of overpowered religious factions having a RevengeThroughCorruption tug-of-war with the entire galaxy. Sith seek to turn Jedi to their way of thinking and Jedi seek to turn Sith against one another. Neither side prevails for very long, and anyone trying to TakeAThirdOption (like [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII Darth Traya]]) doesn't last long gets destroyed in the crossfire.
18th Nov '15 6:26:05 PM Allronix
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* ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' - Much of the universe can be callously boiled down to two factions of overpowered religious factions having a RevengeThroughCorruption tug-of-war with the entire galaxy. Sith seek to turn Jedi to their way of thinking and Jedi seek to turn Sith against one another. Neither side prevails for very long, and anyone trying to TakeAThirdOption (like [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII Darth Traya]]) doesn't last long in the crossfire.
18th Nov '15 6:05:35 PM Allronix
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** Of course, [[GenderBender The Mistress]] proves to be better than most of The Doctor's foes at this. Crafting a Cyberman Army? Doable. Crafting it out of The Doctor's deceased friends and allies - including the ''Brigadier'' - and handing the controls over to him as a twisted "birthday present?" That's just cold.
8th Oct '15 6:25:20 PM nombretomado
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* NormanOsborn also seems to like this one.
* And it also happened to ComicBook/NickFury's son Mikel.
* Over at DCComics, [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Wildcat's]] enemy the Yellow Wasp kidnapped his son in order to do this, but ironically wound up alienating his own child, who allegedly killed them both.

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* NormanOsborn ComicBook/NormanOsborn also seems to like this one.
* And it It also happened to ComicBook/NickFury's son Mikel.
* Over at DCComics, [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Wildcat's]] enemy the Yellow Wasp kidnapped his son in order to do this, but ironically wound up alienating his own child, who allegedly killed them both.
23rd Sep '15 6:52:16 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Revenge Through Corruption is a variant on RevengeByProxy and SinsOfOurFathers. SinsOfOurFathers refers to revenge against the descendants of someone that is dead or missing. RevengeByProxy refers to revenge by harming someone important to the living person instead of taking the option of going directly after the target of revenge. RevengeThroughCorruption can overlap either trope. What distinguishes this trope is the method of revenge. Instead of inflicting physical harm, the villain attacks the mind and soul. The intent is to get revenge on an enemy by making someone important to them evil, insane, under the control of the villain, hooked on drugs, or some other comparable effect. Victims may include friends, family, sidekicks, or even distant descendants.

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Revenge Through Corruption is a variant on RevengeByProxy and SinsOfOurFathers. SinsOfOurFathers refers to revenge against the descendants of someone that is dead or missing. RevengeByProxy refers to revenge by harming someone important to the living person instead of taking the option of going directly after the target of revenge. RevengeThroughCorruption can overlap either trope. What distinguishes this trope is the method of revenge. Instead of inflicting physical harm, the villain attacks the mind and soul. The intent is to get revenge on an enemy by making someone important to them evil, insane, under the control of the villain, hooked on drugs, or some other comparable effect. Victims may include friends, family, sidekicks, or even distant descendants.
descendants. So long as the target's loved ones are shells of their formed selves, than success is achieved.


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Revenge Through Corruption is a subtrope of RevengeByProxy and is related to SinsOfOurFathers. SinsOfOurFathers refers to revenge against the descendants of someone that is dead or missing. RevengeByProxy refers to revenge by harming someone important to the living person instead of taking the option of going directly after the target of revenge. RevengeThroughCorruption can overlap either trope. What distinguishes this trope is the method of revenge.
11th Sep '15 8:22:26 AM gallium
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* Creator/LonChaney's character Phroso in ''Film/WestOfZanzibar'' does this by turning the daughter of the man his wife ran off with into an alcoholic prostitute. [[spoiler: Or so he thinks.]]

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* Creator/LonChaney's character Phroso in In both ''Film/WestOfZanzibar'' (1928) and the remake ''Film/{{Kongo}}'' (1932), the EvilCripple protagonist does this by turning taking the daughter of the man who stole his wife ran off with and crippled him, and turning her into an alcoholic prostitute. [[spoiler: Or so he thinks.]]
10th Sep '15 7:01:17 PM nombretomado
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* And it also happened to NickFury's son Mikel.

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* And it also happened to NickFury's ComicBook/NickFury's son Mikel.
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