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29th May '16 1:24:07 PM Shadowgazer
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What did the heroes do wrong? Maybe the [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy harmless mook]] [[NotSoHarmlessVillain wasn't so harmless after all]]. Maybe that last jibe went [[RantInducingSlight too far]]. Whatever the reason, this character is through with being the [[PluckyComicRelief comedy sidekick]] and determined to show the heroes precisely ''why'' you should BewareTheNiceOnes.

And what better way to go about it than to [[FaceHeelTurn become a villain]]?

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What did the heroes do wrong? Maybe the [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy harmless mook]] [[NotSoHarmlessVillain wasn't so harmless after all]]. Maybe that last jibe went [[RantInducingSlight too far]]. Whatever the reason, this character is through with being the [[PluckyComicRelief comedy sidekick]] and determined to show the heroes precisely ''why'' you should BewareTheNiceOnes.

BewareTheSillyOnes.
BewareTheNiceOnes.
What did the villains do wrong? Ahem everything. But they are going to pay for at least one of their KickTheDog moments.
And what better way to go about it than to [[FaceHeelTurn become a villain]]?
29th May '16 1:15:47 PM Shadowgazer
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29th May '16 1:07:16 PM Shadowgazer
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So you have a character who is the [[ButtMonkey butt of every joke]]. They are regularly put through hell, [[TheChewToy purely for the audience's amusement]]. And they have [[UnstoppableRage had enough]].

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So you have a character who is the [[ButtMonkey butt of every joke]]. They are regularly put through hell, at times [[TheChewToy purely for the audience's amusement]]. And amusement]], but just as often to the audience's disgust. They might be innocent victims or they might pitiable villains. One thing is for certain. They have [[UnstoppableRage had enough]].



A specific variant of FaceHeelTurn and HeWhoFightsMonsters, and a form of FreudianExcuse. Compare StartOfDarkness, BewareTheNiceOnes, BreakTheCutie, WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, KickTheDog, NotSoHarmlessVillain, and ThenLetMeBeEvil.

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A specific variant of FaceHeelTurn and and/or HeWhoFightsMonsters, and a form of FreudianExcuse. Compare StartOfDarkness, BewareTheNiceOnes, BreakTheCutie, WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, KickTheDog, NotSoHarmlessVillain, and ThenLetMeBeEvil.
15th May '16 12:25:21 AM shooterboss
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* Several years ago, Reed Hastings, the founder of online movie-streaming service Netflix, was laughed out of the room when he attempted to merge with BlockBuster. This would eventually lead to the latter's downfall.
3rd Apr '16 7:35:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Bound}}'': Caesar both plays the trope straight and says the tag line almost verbatim. He also gets... [[EvilFeelsGood rather]] [[MadnessMantra animated]] while doing so.

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* ''Film/{{Bound}}'': ''Film/{{Bound 1996}}'': Caesar both plays the trope straight and says the tag line almost verbatim. He also gets... [[EvilFeelsGood rather]] [[MadnessMantra animated]] while doing so.
19th Mar '16 7:00:27 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/251660/tales-from-the-dark-side-of-the-mirror Tales from the Dark Side of the Mirror]]'', the [[MirrorUniverse Mirror Mane Six]] are largely {{Harmless Villain}}s and losers, but [[spoiler:Mirror Twilight]] in particular feels like she's been disrespected and wronged her entire life [[spoiler:and her family became a laughing stock and disgraced when her older brother eloped with Empress Cadenza.]] She also [[spoiler:feels the School for Gifted Unicorns wronged her by kicking her out instead of teaching her the focus to handle her power after her mana surge, which even Mirror Trixie admits is true.]] Ultimately, she accidentally [[spoiler: overloads her [[ManaDrain Mana Collector]], and the resulting explosion combined with her bitterness and envy over this fact turns her into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Spotlight]], who goes full on this trope. She plans to publicly humiliate and take revenge on everypony who she believes did her wrong, and nearly destroys Canterlot in the process.]] She outright admits [[spoiler:after she's defeated and purified, that everything she did as Spotlight was basically her power fantasies brought to life]]. She even ended up giving a version of the Syndrome page quote.

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* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/251660/tales-from-the-dark-side-of-the-mirror Tales from the Dark Side of the Mirror]]'', ''Fanfic/TheDarkSideOfTheMirrorVerse'', the [[MirrorUniverse Mirror Mane Six]] are largely {{Harmless Villain}}s and losers, but [[spoiler:Mirror Twilight]] in particular feels like she's been disrespected and wronged her entire life [[spoiler:and her family became a laughing stock and disgraced when her older brother eloped with Empress Cadenza.]] She also [[spoiler:feels the School for Gifted Unicorns wronged her by kicking her out instead of teaching her the focus to handle her power after her mana surge, which even Mirror Trixie admits is true.]] Ultimately, she accidentally [[spoiler: overloads her [[ManaDrain Mana Collector]], and the resulting explosion combined with her bitterness and envy over this fact turns her into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Spotlight]], who goes full on this trope. She plans to publicly humiliate and take revenge on everypony who she believes did her wrong, and nearly destroys Canterlot in the process.]] She outright admits [[spoiler:after she's defeated and purified, that everything she did as Spotlight was basically her power fantasies brought to life]]. She even ended up giving a version of the Syndrome page quote.
15th Mar '16 2:36:23 AM 3rdStringPG
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* When the original Cleveland Browns became the Baltimore Ravens in 1996, Browns owner Art Modell was vilified by fans and the press as a "Judas" due to the Browns' storied past as an NFL franchise. One football analyst, ex-NFL tight end Bob Trumpy, was so incensed that he wished the Ravens "high winds and muddy fields ... empty roads to and from the ballpark ... cold hot dogs ... nothing but bad." Still, the Ravens persevered through it all, and have often had the last laugh, with two Super Bowl wins, a Hall of Fame tackle in Jonathan Ogden, and a future Hall of Fame linebacker in Ray Lewis, both of whom were drafted by the Ravens and spent their entire careers with the team.

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* When the original Cleveland Browns became the Baltimore Ravens in 1996, Browns owner Art Modell was vilified by fans and the press as a "Judas" due to the Browns' storied past as an NFL franchise. One football analyst, ex-NFL tight end Bob Trumpy, was so incensed that he wished the Ravens "high winds and muddy fields ... empty roads to and from the ballpark ... cold hot dogs ... nothing but bad." bad" in a 1996 NFL season preview for ''Inside Sports'' magazine. Still, the Ravens persevered through it all, and have often had the last laugh, with two Super Bowl wins, a Hall of Fame tackle in Jonathan Ogden, and a future Hall of Fame linebacker in Ray Lewis, both of whom were drafted by the Ravens and spent their entire careers with the team.
15th Mar '16 2:35:08 AM 3rdStringPG
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* When the original Cleveland Browns became the Baltimore Ravens in 1996, Browns owner Art Modell was vilified by fans and the press as a "Judas," due to the Browns' storied past as an NFL franchise. One football analyst, ex-NFL tight end Bob Trumpy, was so incensed that he wished the Ravens "high winds and muddy fields ... empty roads to and from the ballpark ... cold hot dogs ... nothing but bad." Still, the Ravens persevered through it all, and have often had the last laugh, with two Super Bowl wins, a Hall of Fame tackle in Jonathan Ogden, and a future Hall of Fame linebacker in Ray Lewis, both of whom were drafted by the Ravens and spent their entire careers with the team.

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* When the original Cleveland Browns became the Baltimore Ravens in 1996, Browns owner Art Modell was vilified by fans and the press as a "Judas," "Judas" due to the Browns' storied past as an NFL franchise. One football analyst, ex-NFL tight end Bob Trumpy, was so incensed that he wished the Ravens "high winds and muddy fields ... empty roads to and from the ballpark ... cold hot dogs ... nothing but bad." Still, the Ravens persevered through it all, and have often had the last laugh, with two Super Bowl wins, a Hall of Fame tackle in Jonathan Ogden, and a future Hall of Fame linebacker in Ray Lewis, both of whom were drafted by the Ravens and spent their entire careers with the team.
15th Mar '16 2:33:54 AM 3rdStringPG
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* When the original Cleveland Browns became the Baltimore Ravens in 1996, Browns owner Art Modell was vilified by fans and the press as a "Judas," due to the Browns' storied past as an NFL franchise. One football analyst, ex-NFL tight end Bob Trumpy, was so incensed that he wished the Ravens "high winds and muddy fields ... empty roads to and from the ballpark ... cold hot dogs ... nothing but bad." Still, the Ravens persevered through it all, and have often had the last laugh, with two Super Bowl wins, a Hall of Fame tackle in Jonathan Ogden, and a future Hall of Fame linebacker in Ray Lewis, both of whom were drafted by the Ravens and spent their entire careers with the team.
** Conversely, the expansion Cleveland Browns, who took over the original Browns' history and records in 1999, have been the ButtMonkey of the NFL since their debut, with 24 different starting quarterbacks and nine head coaches (including the recently-hired Hue Jackson) in 17 seasons.
2nd Mar '16 6:22:19 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* Ephialtes from ''ComicBook/ThreeHundred''--who, as far as Who's Laughing Now? people go, was treated rather reasonably by Leonidas, particularly in the comic (as what happened later in the movie seemed to put the lie to the idea of the Spartans' strength being the phalanx formation). It's worse in the comic. He tries to commit suicide after his rejection by jumping off a cliff but survives, in agony. He blames the gods for forcing him to live his torturous existence. That's what makes him renounce his Spartan heritage and the Greek gods in favour of one who actually appears to give a shit about him.

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* Ephialtes from ''ComicBook/ThreeHundred''--who, as far as Who's Laughing Now? people go, was treated rather reasonably by Leonidas, particularly in the comic (as what happened later in the movie seemed to put the lie to the idea of the Spartans' strength being the phalanx formation). It's worse in the comic. He tries to commit suicide after his rejection by jumping off a cliff but survives, in agony. He blames the gods for forcing him to live his torturous existence. That's what makes him renounce his Spartan heritage and the Greek gods in favour favor of one who actually appears to give a shit about him.



** In another issue, Peter Parker is at his old high school, trying to secure a teaching job when suddenly, someone comes in and starts shooting up the place. Peter changes into Spider-Man and takes the shooter out only to realise that he's just a kid who was sick and tired of being bullied by the other kids at the school. As he's hauled off to jail, Peter grimly reflects that he could have easily turned out the same way.

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** In another issue, Peter Parker is at his old high school, trying to secure a teaching job when suddenly, someone comes in and starts shooting up the place. Peter changes into Spider-Man and takes the shooter out only to realise realize that he's just a kid who was sick and tired of being bullied by the other kids at the school. As he's hauled off to jail, Peter grimly reflects that he could have easily turned out the same way.



* In some Italian stories WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck has a secret identity as Paperinik il Diabolico Vendicatore (Diabolico Vendicatore being Italian for [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Devilish Avenger]]). While he's sometimes portrayed as a more light-hearted superhero, other stories make clear it's actually about showing up everyone who laughs at Donald (he even conned Gladstone in thinking that Donald cursed him into being unlucky, and showed as Donald to get paid for taking the curse away), with the criminals fitting it due them taking the easy way in life (the very first story has Paperinik stealing Scrooge's mattress while he's sleeping on it because stealing the sacks of money in the same room would have been too easy. Just to make clear that if he ever decided to become a thief nothing and noone could stop him since the beginning).

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* In some Italian stories WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck has a secret identity as Paperinik il Diabolico Vendicatore (Diabolico Vendicatore being Italian for [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Devilish Avenger]]). While he's sometimes portrayed as a more light-hearted lighthearted superhero, other stories make clear it's actually about showing up everyone who laughs at Donald (he even conned Gladstone in thinking that Donald cursed him into being unlucky, and showed as Donald to get paid for taking the curse away), with the criminals fitting it due them taking the easy way in life (the very first story has Paperinik stealing Scrooge's mattress while he's sleeping on it because stealing the sacks of money in the same room would have been too easy. Just to make clear that if he ever decided to become a thief nothing and noone no one could stop him since the beginning).



* Combined with ThenLetMeBeEvil, this is very much the case with [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry]] in the AU fic ''Fanfic/{{Heir}}''. After putting up with the Dursley's abuse (which is ''NOT'' PlayedForLaughs), and with a little goading from the voice of the Tom Riddle Horcrux in his mind, Harry decides to ''really'' give them all a legitimate reason to fear his powers.

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* Combined with ThenLetMeBeEvil, this is very much the case with [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry]] in the AU fic ''Fanfic/{{Heir}}''. After putting up with the Dursley's Dursleys' abuse (which is ''NOT'' PlayedForLaughs), and with a little goading from the voice of the Tom Riddle Horcrux in his mind, Harry decides to ''really'' give them all a legitimate reason to fear his powers.



** [[EvilOverlord Film Critique]] from Patch's Gaiden Story chose some of his victims because they'd laughed at him before he'd found the Shard of Laughter and went FromNobodyToNightmare. Of course, a lot of them were just innocent ponies he decided to bend to his will.

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** [[EvilOverlord Film Critique]] from Patch's Gaiden Story chose some of his victims because they'd they had laughed at him before he'd he had found the Shard of Laughter and went FromNobodyToNightmare. Of course, a lot of them were just innocent ponies he decided to bend to his will.



* Set up to be the case in the ongoing ''Series/LostGirl'' story ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9376844/1/Change-of-State Change of State.]]'' After being abused and mistreated by the Light Fae for at least 7 years, Lauren is taken in by the Morrigan. She treats Lauren politely, and has another Fae slightly alter Lauren's memories/mind. This Fae (without ever outright lying) reminds Lauren of every time [[HumansAreBastards humans were needlessly cruel]] or [[UngratefulBastard ungrateful]], how the Ligth Fae mistreated her (while reminding Lauren the Dark Fae haven't mistreated her), Dyson and Kenzi endlessly mocked and insulted her, and Bo constantly failed her. As a result, Lauren is just as brilliant, but is now a TortureTechnician SocialDarwinist. At one point, she quite cheerfully comments to the Morrigan that she is capable of committing genocide.

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* Set up to be the case in the ongoing ''Series/LostGirl'' story ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9376844/1/Change-of-State Change of State.]]'' After being abused and mistreated by the Light Fae for at least 7 years, Lauren is taken in by the Morrigan. She treats Lauren politely, and has another Fae slightly alter Lauren's memories/mind. This Fae (without ever outright lying) reminds Lauren of every time [[HumansAreBastards humans were needlessly cruel]] or [[UngratefulBastard ungrateful]], how the Ligth Light Fae mistreated her (while reminding Lauren the Dark Fae haven't mistreated her), Dyson and Kenzi endlessly mocked and insulted her, and Bo constantly failed her. As a result, Lauren is just as brilliant, but is now a TortureTechnician SocialDarwinist. At one point, she quite cheerfully comments to the Morrigan that she is capable of committing genocide.



* There are a lot of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' stories out in fan fiction land which have [[BadassNormal Xander Harris]] be the Scooby the demons are most afraid of. Not Buffy, the Slayer's leader, nor Faith the Uncontrollable Slayer. Not Willow the all-powerful witch. Not Giles, who has an army of superpowered women at his command and is a sorcerer in his own right. The reason he's the most feared is two-fold: first, he has no visible means to power, yet survived fighting alongside the Slayer, so most demons figure he has to have ''some'' power, and that its very effective and difficult to detect. And second, its widely known that Willow once tried to destroy the world and it was ''Xander'' that stopped her. No one outside of the Scoobies knows how, and ''they aren't telling!''

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* There are a lot of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' stories out in fan fiction land which have [[BadassNormal Xander Harris]] be the Scooby the demons are most afraid of. Not Buffy, the Slayer's leader, nor Faith the Uncontrollable Slayer. Not Willow the all-powerful witch. Not Giles, who has an army of superpowered women at his command and is a sorcerer in his own right. The reason he's the most feared is two-fold: first, he has no visible means to power, yet survived fighting alongside the Slayer, so most demons figure he has to have ''some'' power, and that its it's very effective and difficult to detect. And second, its it's widely known that Willow once tried to destroy the world and it was ''Xander'' that stopped her. No one outside of the Scoobies knows how, and ''they aren't telling!''



* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/251660/tales-from-the-dark-side-of-the-mirror Tales from the Dark Side of the Mirror]]'', the [[MirrorUniverse Mirror Mane Six]] are largely {{Harmless Villain}}s and losers, but [[spoiler:Mirror Twilight]] in particular feels like she's been disrespected and wronged her entire life [[spoiler:and her family became a laughing stock and disgraced when her older brother eloped with Empress Cadenza.]] She also [[spoiler:feels the School for Gifted Unicorns wronged her by kicking her out instead of teaching her the focus to handle her power after her mana surge, which even Mirror Trixie admits is true.]] Ultimately, she accidentally [[spoiler:overloads her [[ManaDrain Mana Collector]], and the resulting explosion combined with her bitterness and envy over this fact turns her into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Spotlight]], who goes full on this trope. She plans to publicly humiliate and take revenge on everypony who she believes did her wrong, and nearly destroys Canterlot in the process.]] She outright admits [[spoiler:after she's defeated and purified, that everything she did as Spotlight was basically her power fantasies brought to life]]. She even ended up giving a version of the Syndrome page quote.

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* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/251660/tales-from-the-dark-side-of-the-mirror Tales from the Dark Side of the Mirror]]'', the [[MirrorUniverse Mirror Mane Six]] are largely {{Harmless Villain}}s and losers, but [[spoiler:Mirror Twilight]] in particular feels like she's been disrespected and wronged her entire life [[spoiler:and her family became a laughing stock and disgraced when her older brother eloped with Empress Cadenza.]] She also [[spoiler:feels the School for Gifted Unicorns wronged her by kicking her out instead of teaching her the focus to handle her power after her mana surge, which even Mirror Trixie admits is true.]] Ultimately, she accidentally [[spoiler:overloads [[spoiler: overloads her [[ManaDrain Mana Collector]], and the resulting explosion combined with her bitterness and envy over this fact turns her into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Spotlight]], who goes full on this trope. She plans to publicly humiliate and take revenge on everypony who she believes did her wrong, and nearly destroys Canterlot in the process.]] She outright admits [[spoiler:after she's defeated and purified, that everything she did as Spotlight was basically her power fantasies brought to life]]. She even ended up giving a version of the Syndrome page quote.



* The horror film ''Film/TheFinal'' is all about this: The bullying victims rounded up everyone who'd bullied them and put them through varying degrees of torture. Note that how poorly they were mistreated is open to interpretation. Emily, for example, hated the popular girls because they rebuffed her attempts at being friends. (And made some admittedly cruel jokes.)

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* The horror film ''Film/TheFinal'' is all about this: The bullying victims rounded up everyone who'd who had bullied them and put them through varying degrees of torture. Note that how poorly they were mistreated is open to interpretation. Emily, for example, hated the popular girls because they rebuffed her attempts at being friends. (And made some admittedly cruel jokes.)



** Professor Snape plays with this, since he ''was'' bullied his attempts at revenge and betrayal ultimately lead him into remorse and to seek redemption. He spends his profession making the majority of Hogwart's pupils' studies hell.

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** Professor Snape plays with this, since he ''was'' bullied bullied, his attempts at revenge and betrayal ultimately lead him into remorse and to seek redemption. He spends his profession making the majority of Hogwart's Hogwarts' pupils' studies hell.



* Tweedledee, the diminutive NonActionBigBad of ''TheUnholyThree'' tried his hardest thoughout his whole life to rise above the humiliation and bullying he received and be a good (even heroic) person in spite of it, but once he finally reached his DespairEventHorizon, he stopped caring, gave into his bitterness and his evil impulses, and - with his two friends - began a violent crime spree; this was all an effort to stroke his ego by convincing himself that he was capable of elaborate, grusome murders and was someone to be feared rather than mocked.

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* Tweedledee, the diminutive NonActionBigBad of ''TheUnholyThree'' tried his hardest thoughout throughout his whole life to rise above the humiliation and bullying he received and be a good (even heroic) person in spite of it, but once he finally reached his DespairEventHorizon, he stopped caring, gave into his bitterness and his evil impulses, and - with his two friends - began a violent crime spree; this was all an effort to stroke his ego by convincing himself that he was capable of elaborate, grusome gruesome murders and was someone to be feared rather than mocked.



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Walder Frey claims this is his motivation for [[spoiler:the Red Wedding, which results in the deaths of King Robb Stark, his mother Catelyn and most of their bannermen]] because everyone was always looking down on him, such as Hoster Tully calling him "The Late Lord Frey" after he showed up late to the Battle of the Trident and various people mocking him for [[TheBluebeard his succession of wives]], but the most recent slight was Robb marrying someone else when he had promised to wed one of Walder's daughters in exchange for their alliance. The [[Series/GameOfThrones TV series]] makes this especially obvious.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Walder Frey claims this is his motivation for [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the Red Wedding, which results in the deaths of King Robb Stark, his mother Catelyn and most of their bannermen]] because everyone was always looking down on him, such as Hoster Tully calling him "The Late Lord Frey" after he showed up late to the Battle of the Trident and various people mocking him for [[TheBluebeard his succession of wives]], but the most recent slight was Robb marrying someone else when he had promised to wed one of Walder's daughters in exchange for their alliance. The [[Series/GameOfThrones TV series]] makes this especially obvious.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': In one season 1 episode, a girl who was ignored by everyone in the school becomes invisible as a result, and decides to take revenge on [[AlphaBitch Cordelia]]. [[spoiler:Then she gets taken away by government agents and apparently becomes a government assassin.]]
** Even early Spike counts in this category. [[spoiler:In flashbacks to his life when he was human it is revealed that he was a total Woobie when he was alive. He was kind, romantic poet, and he was looking after his ill mother. He was also taunted by his peers and rejected by everyone else. After he becomes a vampire and Angelus and Drucilla influence him he becomes one of the most feared vampires out there. He even uses one of his peer's old taunts like "We call him William the Bloody after his bloody awful poems." "I would rather have a railway spike through my head than listen to that." In Spike's first episode in season 2 of Buffy it is revealed that He got his name Spike from torturing his victims with railway spikes, and "William the Bloody" came to refer to carnage he left in his wake. This is obviously a reaction to old humiliations.]]

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': In one season 1 episode, a girl who was ignored by everyone in the school becomes invisible as a result, and decides to take revenge on [[AlphaBitch Cordelia]]. [[spoiler:Then [[spoiler: Then she gets taken away by government agents and apparently becomes a government assassin.]]
** Even early Spike counts in this category. [[spoiler:In [[spoiler: In flashbacks to his life when he was human it is revealed that he was a total Woobie when he was alive. He was a kind, romantic poet, and he was looking after his ill mother. He was also taunted by his peers and rejected by everyone else. After he becomes a vampire and Angelus and Drucilla influence him him, he becomes one of the most feared vampires out there. He even uses one of his peer's old taunts like "We call him William the Bloody after his bloody awful poems." "I would rather have a railway spike through my head than listen to that." In Spike's first episode in season 2 of Buffy Buffy, it is revealed that He he got his name Spike from torturing his victims with railway spikes, and "William the Bloody" came to refer to carnage he left in his wake. This is obviously a reaction to old humiliations.]]



* ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'': In one episode, Billy, a high school boy, is bullied viciously by his best friend's {{Jerkass}} boyfriend. Guess who shows up the next day with a loaded gun? [[spoiler:However, Billy reveals that [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he doesn't want to hurt them]], and simply wants to scare the shit out of them until they apologize. The aforementioned best friend manages to talk him out of continuing his rampage in a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} that may never be equaled, [[HopeSpot right before the boyfriend stumbles into things, and an overenthusiastic cop comes in and mucks everything up.]] It ends well, though.]]

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* ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'': In one episode, Billy, a high school boy, is bullied viciously by his best friend's {{Jerkass}} boyfriend. Guess who shows up the next day with a loaded gun? [[spoiler:However, [[spoiler: However, Billy reveals that [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he doesn't want to hurt them]], and simply wants to scare the shit out of them until they apologize. The aforementioned best friend manages to talk him out of continuing his rampage in a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} that may never be equaled, [[HopeSpot right before the boyfriend stumbles into things, and an overenthusiastic cop comes in and mucks everything up.]] It ends well, though.]]
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