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11th Jan '17 7:06:16 AM Dravencour
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11th Jan '17 7:04:00 AM Dravencour
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Why someone would target the descendants rather than the one who originally did the wrong tends to vary, but it's usually due to the original offender not being alive enough to go after and make suffer. This is especially true of villains who are immortal or undead, or many a SealedEvilInACan. More often than not, this form of revenge is pursued by villains rather than heroes, since targeting someone other than the person who actually committed the wrong, and who may not have anything to do with it aside from being descended from the person who did is a good way to wind up on the wrong side of the RuleOfEmpathy.

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Why someone would target the descendants rather than the one who originally did the wrong tends to vary, but it's usually due to the original offender not being alive enough to go after and make suffer. This is especially true of villains who are immortal or undead, or many a SealedEvilInACan.SealedEvilInACan, whose hatreds can take years if not decades or centuries to fester and grow. More often than not, this form of revenge is pursued by villains rather than heroes, since targeting someone other than the person who actually committed the wrong, and who may not have anything to do with it aside from being descended from the person who did is a good way to wind up on the wrong side of the RuleOfEmpathy.
11th Jan '17 7:03:31 AM Dravencour
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Why the person seeking vengeance is targeting the descendants rather than the ones who originally did the wrong tends to vary, but it's usually due to the original offender not being alive enough to go after and make suffer. This is especially true of villains who are immortal or undead, or many a SealedEvilInACan. More often than not, this form of revenge is pursued by villains rather than heroes, since targeting someone other than the person who actually committed the wrong, and who may not have anything to do with it aside from being descended from the person who did is a good way to wind up on the wrong side of the RuleOfEmpathy.

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Why the person seeking vengeance is targeting someone would target the descendants rather than the ones one who originally did the wrong tends to vary, but it's usually due to the original offender not being alive enough to go after and make suffer. This is especially true of villains who are immortal or undead, or many a SealedEvilInACan. More often than not, this form of revenge is pursued by villains rather than heroes, since targeting someone other than the person who actually committed the wrong, and who may not have anything to do with it aside from being descended from the person who did is a good way to wind up on the wrong side of the RuleOfEmpathy.
11th Jan '17 7:02:34 AM Dravencour
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This one's really popular with immortal or {{undead}} antagonists, such as vengeful ghosts, liches, vampires, dragons, and the like, as well as many a SealedEvilInACan, whose first order of business upon getting out of the can is meting out some very nasty payback on the descendants of the people who put it in there.

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This one's really popular with immortal or {{undead}} antagonists, such as vengeful ghosts, liches, vampires, dragons, and Why the like, as well as many a SealedEvilInACan, whose first order of business upon getting out of the can person seeking vengeance is meting out some very nasty payback on targeting the descendants rather than the ones who originally did the wrong tends to vary, but it's usually due to the original offender not being alive enough to go after and make suffer. This is especially true of villains who are immortal or undead, or many a SealedEvilInACan. More often than not, this form of revenge is pursued by villains rather than heroes, since targeting someone other than the person who actually committed the wrong, and who may not have anything to do with it aside from being descended from the person who did is a good way to wind up on the wrong side of the people who put it in there.
RuleOfEmpathy.
11th Jan '17 6:53:25 AM Dravencour
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Frequently a BewilderingPunishment for the victim, though this trope is more likely than most to have the villain explain the offense to the victim. The villain may justify it on the grounds that the children profited by the original crime, particularly when they own something that belonged to the villain. Repeated instances of this occurring between two families in a tit-for-tat fashion may lead to full-blown FeudingFamilies.

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Frequently a BewilderingPunishment for the victim, though this trope is more likely than most to have the villain explain the offense to the victim. The villain may justify it on the grounds that the children profited by the original crime, particularly when they own something that belonged to the villain. Repeated instances of this occurring between two families in a tit-for-tat fashion may lead to a full-blown FeudingFamilies.
[[FeudingFamilies blood feud between them]].
10th Jan '17 11:48:01 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Yelnats family in Creator/LouisSachar's ''Literature/{{Holes}}'' is subject to a {{hereditary|Curse}} GypsyCurse after Elya Yelnats failed to hold up his end of a bargain with a UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} woman. [[spoiler:[[TheHero Stanley Yelnats]] inadvertently lifts the curse by saving the Romani woman's descendant.]]

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* The Yelnats family in Creator/LouisSachar's ''Literature/{{Holes}}'' is subject to a {{hereditary|Curse}} GypsyCurse after Elya Yelnats failed to hold up his end of a bargain with a UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} woman. [[spoiler:[[TheHero Stanley Yelnats]] inadvertently lifts the curse by saving the Romani woman's descendant.]]
2nd Jan '17 6:32:43 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The controversial 2016 movie ''Film/HillarysAmerica'' contains [[InsaneTrollLogic quite a few accusations]] towards the Democratic Party (as in, the modern one) supporting [[UsefulNotes slavery]], [[TheKlan hate groups]], and [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Jim Crow laws]], among other things, due to the stated political affiliations of historic figures who did.
1st Jan '17 8:17:56 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' with a family of humans hunting down the immortal Demona (and unfortunately [[FantasticRacism all her kind]]) for ''her'' sins.


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** The motives behind Demona's hatred of humans become this. Even though (as Goliath pointed out) everyone even ''remotely'' responsible for the Wynn massacre has been dead for centuries, she continues to blame humans for it.
** {{Inverted|Trope}}, however, with the Hunters; they blame Demona (and unfortunately [[FantasticRacism all her kind]]) for what she has ''personally'' done.
28th Dec '16 1:35:58 AM Hanz
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** Bounty Hunter companion Torian Cadera wants to kill his father because his father tried to overthrow the current Mandalore due to him [[DefectorFromDecadence revering Canderous Ordo and believing that the Mandalorians should support the Republic]], thus earning him the stigma of being a traitor's son. As such, he's the most honor-obsessed of the companions.

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** Bounty Hunter companion Torian Cadera wants to kill his father because his father tried to overthrow the current Mandalore due to him [[DefectorFromDecadence revering Canderous Ordo and believing that the Mandalorians should support the Republic]], thus earning him the stigma of being a traitor's son. As such, he's the Granted, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance by most honor-obsessed of standards his father is a hero]], but since he challenged the companions.[[PuppetKing current Mandalore]] the rest of his family paid the price.
22nd Dec '16 9:24:33 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie The Movie]] has all of Springfield [[MoralEventHorizon try to kill Bart, Lisa, and Maggie]] because of Homer polluting the lake that caused the EPA to place a dome over their town.
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