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22nd Nov '16 1:30:22 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Nevertheless; friends of this normally gentle person would find these [[BewareTheNiceOnes righteous outbursts]] quite disconcerting, if not downright chilling to witness. Not to mention the BrokenAesop of solving violence with more violence, although this one only gets invoked if a child is present nearby, to provoke a HeWhoFightsMonsters revelation from the hero temporarily. Occasionally, this can backfire against the WifeBasherBasher himself in order to present another BrokenAesop of "NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished." The WifeBasherBasher may also occasionally lash out at someone who's completely innocent because of an AbuseMistake and then learn AnAesop about finding out the entire story before going ballistic.

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Nevertheless; friends of this normally gentle person would find these [[BewareTheNiceOnes righteous outbursts]] quite disconcerting, if not downright chilling to witness. Not to mention the BrokenAesop StartXToStopX problem of solving violence with more violence, although this one only gets invoked if a child is present nearby, to provoke a HeWhoFightsMonsters revelation from the hero temporarily. Occasionally, this can backfire against the WifeBasherBasher himself in order to present another BrokenAesop problem of "NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished." The WifeBasherBasher Wife Basher Basher may also occasionally lash out at someone who's completely innocent because of an AbuseMistake and then learn AnAesop about finding out the entire story before going ballistic.
10th Oct '16 3:56:12 AM Chabal2
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* Exploited in the Literature/HerculePoirot story "The Big Four". Hastings gets himself hired as secretary to one of the Four, alongside a young woman with auburn hair. One day she mentions to Hastings that their employer was in an unbelievably foul mood and nearly struck her just because she'd opened a letter with the [[ArcNumber number 4]] on it. [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman Hastings, full of righteous indignation, is about to go punch the cad]] when he regains control of himself and sends the news to Poirot. Naturally, it was all a setup, the Four had gotten Hastings' chivalrous personality and even his favorite hair color to ensure they could get him to reveal himself.
22nd Sep '16 9:59:45 PM nombretomado
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* The narrator from {{Nickelback}}'s ''Never Again.'' All the more wrenching because it's implied the narrator is the man's son, who is too young to do anything about it.

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* The narrator from {{Nickelback}}'s ''Never Again.'' Music/{{Nickelback}}'s "Never Again". All the more wrenching because it's implied the narrator is the man's son, who is too young to do anything about it.



* The BowlingForSoup song ''99 Biker Friends'' has the singer, apparently a friend of the abused wife/girlfriend, who is considering calling in his friends to teach the abuser a lesson

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* The BowlingForSoup Music/BowlingForSoup song ''99 Biker Friends'' has the singer, apparently a friend of the abused wife/girlfriend, who is considering calling in his friends to teach the abuser a lesson
21st Sep '16 2:35:53 AM Dingbot
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* In ''Film/{{Tank}}'', Command Sergeant Major Zach Carey was visiting the base hospital, where he discovers a woman is being treated for bruises which are clearly the result of her husband beating her. He looks up who she is, and has her husband -- another Soldier -- called in to his office, where he sees him privately with the door closed. He politely tells the Soldier that he needs to get counseling, that he can't be assaulting his wife, and that if he gets counseling it will be a private affair and it won't show on his record. He says that if the guy has unresolved anger issues, he'd be happy to go in the ring with him and fight him. The guy blows him off by saying it's his business, and gets up to leave. Zack comes around to the front of his desk, and [[TranquilFury without even raising his voice]], proceeds to chew him out, [[UnstoppableRage clearly angry]]. "Listen, I'm going to watch that hospital, and if your wife or your kid comes in there again because you hit either of them, I will come after you. The stockade won't mean shit to me. My pension won't mean shit to me. I swear to God that I will destroy you in place. Now you will get counseling, that's an order. Dismissed."

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* In ''Film/{{Tank}}'', Command Sergeant Major Zach Carey was visiting the base hospital, where he discovers a woman is child being treated for bruises which are clearly the result of her husband his father beating her. He looks up who she is, and has her husband -- another Soldier -- called in him. Carey summons the father to his office, where he sees him privately with office and tries unsuccessfully to convince the door closed. He politely tells the Soldier that he needs man to get seek counseling, even going so far as to offer going a few rounds in a boxing ring to work off the offender's excess anger. The corporal gets to his feet and snaps at Carey that he can't be assaulting his wife, and that if he gets counseling it will be a private affair and it won't show on his record. He says that if the guy has unresolved anger issues, he'd be happy to go in the ring with him and fight him. The guy blows him off by saying it's his business, and gets nobody's business but ends up to leave. Zack comes around pinned to the front of wall with Carey's forearm across his desk, and [[TranquilFury without even raising his voice]], proceeds to chew him out, [[UnstoppableRage clearly angry]]. "Listen, I'm going to watch throat, whereupon Carey issues the ultimatum that hospital, and if your wife neither the stockade, loss of rank, or your kid comes in there again because you hit either loss of them, I retirement will come after you. stop him from destroying the man in place. The stockade won't mean shit corporal is then much more receptive to me. My pension won't mean shit to me. I swear to God that I will destroy you in place. Now you will get counseling, that's an order. Dismissed."Carey's offer of finding counseling.
14th Sep '16 12:38:13 PM StFan
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* Guts from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' could count for this one. Sure, [[TookALevelInJerkass he's changed a lot]] since the Eclipse -- some would say for [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the worse]] -- but Guts is still too decent of a guy to just standby and watch a full-grown man beat a little girl senseless. He usually dispatches them in his rare TranquilFury mode, but if he ever sees a woman in danger of sexual assault -- which reminds him all too well of [[LoveInterest the person]] [[MyGreatestFailure whom he failed to protect]] -- well, [[BerserkButton it's not going]] [[UnstoppableRage to end pretty]] for whoever (or ''what''ever) is doing it.

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* Guts from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' could count for this one. Sure, [[TookALevelInJerkass he's changed a lot]] since the Eclipse -- some would say for [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the worse]] -- but Guts is still too decent of a guy to just standby and watch a full-grown man beat a little girl senseless. He usually dispatches them in his rare TranquilFury mode, but if he ever sees a woman in danger of sexual assault -- which reminds him all too well of [[LoveInterest the person]] [[MyGreatestFailure whom he failed to protect]] -- well, [[BerserkButton it's not going]] [[UnstoppableRage to end pretty]] for whoever (or ''what''ever) is doing it.



* Jotaro Kujo, from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', is a JapaneseDelinquent who fesses up to getting into fights where he puts people in the hospital, brutalizing arrogant teachers, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking walking out of restaurants without paying the bill if he doesn't like their food]]. In spite of all this, [[BerserkButton the thought of someone abusing women pisses him off]], something Kakyoin learns [[CurbStompBattle the hard way]].

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
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Jotaro Kujo, from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Kujo is a JapaneseDelinquent who fesses up to getting into fights where he puts people in the hospital, brutalizing arrogant teachers, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking walking out of restaurants without paying the bill if he doesn't like their food]]. In spite of all this, [[BerserkButton the thought of someone abusing women pisses him off]], something Kakyoin learns [[CurbStompBattle the hard way]].



-->'''Joey and Tristan''': You want to pick on girls!? How about we pick on you!? (''tries to attack the villagers'')

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-->'''Joey and Tristan''': Tristan:''' You want to pick on girls!? How about we pick on you!? (''tries ''[tries to attack the villagers'')villagers]''



* In the first issue of ComicBook/{{Superman}} back in the 1930's, our titular hero deals with a violent husband by throwing him into a wall and mercilessly beating ''him'' (as delightfully pictured above) until he promises to never hit his wife again.
** He faced a similar situation in the Nineties, but since he'd become much, much stronger in the interim -- to the point that any real beating would have killed the abusive husband in question -- he had to handle the situation a bit more carefully.
*** Not just that he was stronger -- in a bit of {{Deconstruction}}, we had a flashback to the ComicBook/PostCrisis version of the above scene, and ''it doesn't solve the problem''. The woman refuses to press charges and takes her husband back, and the next time he gets violent, he kills her. Clark, [[ItsAllMyFault being Clark]], wonders if the humiliation of being beaten himself was what triggered this. So, when Clark suspected that another woman was getting roughed up like that, he hesitated to intervene for fear of making things worse. However, when in a chance encounter the woman screamed for help, then Clark was perfectly free to intervene, starting by smashing a locked door to her to splinters with one kick to rescue her while Lois called family services for appropriate qualified professionals to deal with the situation.
** The ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' ''Action Comics #1'' mentions Superman having done this as well in his early years as a hero, though we don't see it on panel. [[spoiler:In this case, the abusive husband in question eventually becomes a Kryptonite-powered supervillain and comes back seeking revenge on Superman.]]
* Really, this is [[RatedMForManly an expected attribute]] of the most loved MarvelUniverse heroes such as ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, and ComicBook/ThePunisher. What differs the last two from the first, is that they're also [[SerialKillerKiller killers]].

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* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'':
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In the first issue of ComicBook/{{Superman}} back in the 1930's, our titular hero deals with a violent husband by throwing him into a wall and mercilessly beating ''him'' (as delightfully pictured above) until he promises to never hit his wife again.
** He faced faces a similar situation in the Nineties, but since he'd become much, much stronger in the interim -- to the point that any real beating would have killed the abusive husband in question -- he had to handle the situation a bit more carefully.
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carefully. Not just that he was stronger -- in a bit of {{Deconstruction}}, we had a flashback to the ComicBook/PostCrisis version of the above scene, and ''it doesn't solve the problem''. The woman refuses to press charges and takes her husband back, and the next time he gets violent, he kills her. Clark, [[ItsAllMyFault being Clark]], wonders if the humiliation of being beaten himself was what triggered this. So, when Clark suspected that another woman was getting roughed up like that, he hesitated to intervene for fear of making things worse. However, when in a chance encounter the woman screamed for help, then Clark was perfectly free to intervene, starting by smashing a locked door to her to splinters with one kick to rescue her while Lois called family services for appropriate qualified professionals to deal with the situation.
** The ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' ''ComicBook/New52'' ''Action Comics #1'' mentions Superman having done this as well in his early years as a hero, though we don't see it on panel. [[spoiler:In this case, the abusive husband in question eventually becomes a Kryptonite-powered supervillain and comes back seeking revenge on Superman.]]
* Really, this is [[RatedMForManly an expected attribute]] of the most loved MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse heroes such as ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, and ComicBook/ThePunisher. What differs the last two from the first, is that they're also [[SerialKillerKiller killers]].



** Ultimate Captain America is particularly notable. After Ant-Man and the Wasp had a verbal fight that escalated and they attacked each other (he "won"), almost no one wanted to listen to his side of the story, and Cap, with his 50s values, literally ambushes him in a bar and beats the crap out of him even when Hank Pym is ''50 feet tall''. Presumably, since the Ultimates don't want the bad publicity, and it involved national security matters, Cap is never charged.
*** He's actually so mad at Hank that he demands Hank enlarge so that Cap can attack him more.

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** Ultimate Captain America is particularly notable. After Ant-Man and the Wasp had a verbal fight that escalated and they attacked each other (he "won"), almost no one wanted to listen to his side of the story, and Cap, with his 50s values, literally ambushes him in a bar and beats the crap out of him even when Hank Pym is ''50 feet tall''. Presumably, since the Ultimates don't want the bad publicity, and it involved national security matters, Cap is never charged.
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charged. He's actually so mad at Hank that he demands Hank enlarge so that Cap can attack him more.



* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'''s occasional foe [[KnightTemplar Cardiac]] usually doesn't concern himself with this kind of criminal (as a vigilante, his goal is to punish people who hurt others and do horrendous things, but use legal loopholes and technicalities to escape justice). However, in one issue, while he was staking out a place, he saw a man assault his wife in a nearby apartment, and decided he couldn't "in clear conscience", let it happen. (Unfortunately, while he was teaching the wife-beater a lesson, it gave his true target more of a head start than he'd have liked.)

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'''s occasional foe [[KnightTemplar Cardiac]] usually doesn't concern himself with this kind of criminal (as a vigilante, his goal is to punish people who hurt others and do horrendous things, but use legal loopholes and technicalities to escape justice). However, in one issue, while he was is staking out a place, he saw sees a man assault his wife in a nearby apartment, and decided decides he couldn't can't "in clear conscience", let it happen. (Unfortunately, while he was is teaching the wife-beater a lesson, it gave his true target more of a head start than he'd have liked.)



* Marv of ''ComicBook/SinCity'' does not like it when guys rough up girls. At all. His response to a frat boy beating up his favorite stripper Nancy was to "straighten him out but good," mentioning that maybe he went a little too far (which implies that he beat the guy to death). In ''A Dame to Kill For'', Dwight plays upon this in order to recruit Marv for the "rescue mission" of Ava, which he feels rather rotten for as he's doing it. Unfortunately, it's later learned that Ava, the dame of the title, was [[WoundedGazelleGambit playing Dwight's own violent protectiveness of women like a two-bit fiddle]].

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* Marv of ''ComicBook/SinCity'' does not like it when guys rough up girls. At all. His response to a frat boy beating up his favorite stripper Nancy was is to "straighten him out but good," mentioning that maybe he went a little too far (which implies that he beat the guy to death). In ''A Dame to Kill For'', Dwight plays upon this in order to recruit Marv for the "rescue mission" of Ava, which he feels rather rotten for as he's doing it. Unfortunately, it's later learned that Ava, the dame of the title, was [[WoundedGazelleGambit playing Dwight's own violent protectiveness of women like a two-bit fiddle]].



* ''Comicbook/{{X 23}}'' pulls a variation of this with prostitutes. Sometime before joining the X-Men, Laura spent time on the streets of New York as a child prostitute under a sadistic and violently abusive pimp named Zebra Daddy. As a result of her experiences, on several occasions afterwards she's been shown reacting ''very'' violently to seeing other girls in the same situations: During her one-shot she stumbled across a pimp abusing one of his girls, and unceremoniously [[OffWithHisHead beheaded him]] with her claws, while the "Songs of the Orphan Child" arc of her ongoing began when Laura went after a man who murdered a teen prostitute she met at a diner. Most notably, when a girl's night out with Jubilee near the end of the series revealed that members of Zebra Daddy's gang had taken over his business, the evening turned into a bloody rampage to liberate the girls they were trafficking. Comicbook/BlackWidow herself, who arrived to clean things up afterward and help see the rescued girls were taken care of, noted that [[NotSoStoic Laura was acting entirely out of rage and not thinking clearly]] during the fight.
* ''ComicBook/{{Black Panther}}'' (2016) features Aneka and Ayo, the Midnight Angels. Aneka killed a tribal chieftain who had been sexually abusing girls in his village. Later, Aneka and Ayo slaughter a group of militants who had been kidnapping women and girls for use as sex slaves.

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* ''Comicbook/{{X 23}}'' ''Comicbook/X23'' pulls a variation of this with prostitutes. Sometime before joining the X-Men, Laura spent time on the streets of New York as a child prostitute under a sadistic and violently abusive pimp named Zebra Daddy. As a result of her experiences, on several occasions afterwards she's been shown reacting ''very'' violently to seeing other girls in the same situations: During her one-shot she stumbled across a pimp abusing one of his girls, and unceremoniously [[OffWithHisHead beheaded him]] with her claws, while the "Songs of the Orphan Child" arc of her ongoing began when Laura went after a man who murdered a teen prostitute she met at a diner. Most notably, when a girl's night out with Jubilee near the end of the series revealed that members of Zebra Daddy's gang had taken over his business, the evening turned into a bloody rampage to liberate the girls they were trafficking. Comicbook/BlackWidow herself, who arrived to clean things up afterward and help see the rescued girls were taken care of, noted that [[NotSoStoic Laura was acting entirely out of rage and not thinking clearly]] during the fight.
* ''ComicBook/{{Black Panther}}'' ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' (2016) features Aneka and Ayo, the Midnight Angels. Aneka killed a tribal chieftain who had been sexually abusing girls in his village. Later, Aneka and Ayo slaughter a group of militants who had been kidnapping women and girls for use as sex slaves.



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* In {{Film/Brother}}, the protagonists sleeps with a woman who is frequently abused by her husband. When the protagonist encounters him beating her, he bluntly shoots him in the leg and asks the wife to come with him. When she refuses, he leaves and gives her money to pay for the husband's treatment.

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* In {{Film/Brother}}, ''Film/{{Brother}}'', the protagonists sleeps with a woman who is frequently abused by her husband. When the protagonist encounters him beating her, he bluntly shoots him in the leg and asks the wife to come with him. When she refuses, he leaves and gives her money to pay for the husband's treatment.



--> '''Vida''': So, I gather you like hitting ladies.
--> '''Virgil''': Some ladies need to get hit.
--> '''Vida''': Then, conversely, some men need to be hit back.
* In ''Film/SlingBlade'', a man (BillyBobThornton) has been released from a mental hospital, supposedly cured. He discovers a nice lady he knows and her son are being brutalized by a sadist, so he kills the man, then calls the police and ends up going back to the looney bin.

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--> '''Vida''': -->'''Vida:''' So, I gather you like hitting ladies.
--> '''Virgil''':
ladies.\\
'''Virgil:'''
Some ladies need to get hit.
--> '''Vida''':
hit.\\
'''Vida:'''
Then, conversely, some men need to be hit back.
* In ''Film/SlingBlade'', a man (BillyBobThornton) (Creator/BillyBobThornton) has been released from a mental hospital, supposedly cured. He discovers a nice lady he knows and her son are being brutalized by a sadist, so he kills the man, then calls the police and ends up going back to the looney bin.



* In ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' quarte, Keladry of Mindelan always steps in to try to stop the strong abusing the weak, and on some occasions that's meant this. As a page, she had a maid who was sometimes the object of unwelcome attention, and, well, unwelcome attention often involves injury. Seeing this was one of the few things that could break her [[TheStoic stoicism]].
--> "How ''dare'' you touch an unwilling woman?"

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* ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'':
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In ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' quarte, Keladry of Mindelan always steps in to try to stop the strong abusing the weak, and on some occasions that's meant this. As a page, she had a maid who was sometimes the object of unwelcome attention, and, well, unwelcome attention often involves injury. Seeing this was one of the few things that could break her [[TheStoic stoicism]].
--> "How --->'''Keladry:''' How ''dare'' you touch an unwilling woman?"woman?



-->"'You mean old Hoggett the wife-beater? Or old Hoggett who won't never lift his hand to a woman no more?' said Granny. The thing her lips had pursed into [[TechnicallyASmile may have been called a smile]]."

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-->"'You -->''"You mean old Hoggett the wife-beater? Or old Hoggett who won't never lift his hand to a woman no more?' more?" said Granny. The thing her lips had pursed into [[TechnicallyASmile may have been called a smile]]."''



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* An interesting variation occurs in the VerySpecialEpisode of ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' about domestic abuse. When the abuser is confronted about the rumors by one of his friends, he tells a story of a time when he tried to save a woman who was being slapped by her boyfriend in the street... and '''she called the cops on him'''. He says he learned two things that day: that every man can lose it sometimes and that whatever happens between a man and a woman is no one else's business. It is truly chilling that the NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished lesson he learned from the incident seems to be part of his justification for abusing his girlfriend.
** Fortunately, his friend decides to make it his business and calls the cops on him.

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* An interesting variation occurs in the VerySpecialEpisode of ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' about domestic abuse. When the abuser is confronted about the rumors by one of his friends, he tells a story of a time when he tried to save a woman who was being slapped by her boyfriend in the street... and '''she called the cops on him'''. He says he learned two things that day: that every man can lose it sometimes and that whatever happens between a man and a woman is no one else's business. It is truly chilling that the NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished lesson he learned from the incident seems to be part of his justification for abusing his girlfriend.
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girlfriend. Fortunately, his friend decides to make it his business and calls the cops on him.



* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', it's implied that Jesse was removed as a field agent because he couldn't resist this trope, even while undercover.
-->"Turns out some guys can watch a dude smack his girlfriend around in a bar ... some guys can't."

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* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', it's ''Series/BurnNotice'':
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implied that Jesse was removed as a field agent because he couldn't resist this trope, even while undercover.
-->"Turns --->'''Jesse:''' Turns out some guys can watch a dude smack his girlfriend around in a bar ...bar... some guys can't."



-->"Please, for someone smacking his wife and kid around, Michael will take on the Chinese Army."

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-->"Please, --->"Please, for someone smacking his wife and kid around, Michael will take on the Chinese Army."



* In the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode 'The Brush Man', [[spoiler:The Victim, a door to door brush salesman named Roy Dunn, is revealed to have gone to prison after killing a wife beater in a bar fight. Before his death, he had been keeping a close eye on a family of three, which included giving free brushes to the wife of the family, Diane, and playing baseball with the son of the family, Kevin. This arouses the suspicion of the father of the family, Glenn, who Roy distrusts. Glenn makes Roy take back the brushes he gave Diane and tries to keep his son away from him. Roy later finds Diane crying and comforts her; Diane is upset because her husband mistreats and lies to her, saying he is at work when he is not. Kevin sees Roy and his mother and runs off; Roy goes after him to make sure he did not get the wrong impression. Kevin tells Roy that he had caught his father cottaging in the park and that he had had his wrist broken as 'punishment.' This angers the wife-basher basher Roy, who finds Glenn in his work-shop at night. Roy adopts a threatening tone and tells Glenn to leave his family and let them live their life. Glenn insists that Roy has no right to intrude on his 'family life' and that he will never leave. Roy than tells Glenn that he knows about his homosexuality and Glenn becomes more hesitant, but still reiterates that he will not leave. Roy than throws a punch at Glenn that sends him flying backwards; as Glenn scrambles to regain his footing, he grabs a pair of scissors and plants them into Roy's neck, killing him.]]
** [[spoiler: Roy tells Glenn that he has an eye for people like him and that he can't ignore it like other people on the street or like they 'taught him to in jail'. It is suggested that Roy had experienced domestic abuse as a child in one scene in which he tells Kevin "My House was not a place you'd like to be".]]
** Another episode of ''Series/ColdCase'' had a cop as the abusive spouse to his wife, with the abuse starting to extend to his three-year-old twin girls. A rookie cop found out about it and gave him a preliminary beatdown with a warning to leave the wife he was abusing and stop beating up his little girls. He mentions "That's how we dealt with abusers back then. Off the books." Unfortunately, the rookie started to get close to the wife and the twin girls himself, causing the abuser to come back [[spoiler:and kill one of the girls. The wife abandoned the other one in a church and ran away, feeling she would never escape him. The cop ended up dead in a firefight some months later, and the rookie (now an old man) all but admits he shot the guy himself in the chaos. The detectives, disgusted by the abuser and approving of him, decide not to charge him]].

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* ''Series/ColdCase'':
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In the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode 'The "The Brush Man', Man", [[spoiler:The Victim, a door to door brush salesman named Roy Dunn, is revealed to have gone to prison after killing a wife beater in a bar fight. Before his death, he had been keeping a close eye on a family of three, which included giving free brushes to the wife of the family, Diane, and playing baseball with the son of the family, Kevin. This arouses the suspicion of the father of the family, Glenn, who Roy distrusts. Glenn makes Roy take back the brushes he gave Diane and tries to keep his son away from him. Roy later finds Diane crying and comforts her; Diane is upset because her husband mistreats and lies to her, saying he is at work when he is not. Kevin sees Roy and his mother and runs off; Roy goes after him to make sure he did not get the wrong impression. Kevin tells Roy that he had caught his father cottaging in the park and that he had had his wrist broken as 'punishment.' This angers the wife-basher basher Roy, who finds Glenn in his work-shop at night. Roy adopts a threatening tone and tells Glenn to leave his family and let them live their life. Glenn insists that Roy has no right to intrude on his 'family life' and that he will never leave. Roy than tells Glenn that he knows about his homosexuality and Glenn becomes more hesitant, but still reiterates that he will not leave. Roy than throws a punch at Glenn that sends him flying backwards; as Glenn scrambles to regain his footing, he grabs a pair of scissors and plants them into Roy's neck, killing him.]]
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]] [[spoiler: Roy tells Glenn that he has an eye for people like him and that he can't ignore it like other people on the street or like they 'taught "taught him to in jail'.jail". It is suggested that Roy had experienced domestic abuse as a child in one scene in which he tells Kevin "My House was not a place you'd like to be".]]
** Another episode of ''Series/ColdCase'' had has a cop as the abusive spouse to his wife, with the abuse starting to extend to his three-year-old twin girls. A rookie cop found out about it and gave him a preliminary beatdown with a warning to leave the wife he was abusing and stop beating up his little girls. He mentions "That's how we dealt with abusers back then. Off the books." Unfortunately, the rookie started to get close to the wife and the twin girls himself, causing the abuser to come back [[spoiler:and kill one of the girls. The wife abandoned the other one in a church and ran away, feeling she would never escape him. The cop ended up dead in a firefight some months later, and the rookie (now an old man) all but admits he shot the guy himself in the chaos. The detectives, disgusted by the abuser and approving of him, decide not to charge him]].



* Shane from ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' finally beats the resident wife-basher [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to a red pulp]] during episode 3. Of course, he was just looking for an excuse to vent his sexual frustration than anything else.

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Shane from ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' finally beats the resident wife-basher [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to a red pulp]] during episode 3. Of course, he was just looking for an excuse to vent his sexual frustration than anything else.



-->'''Angel''': Poor Lenny. The burden of terrorizing your girlfriend too much for you? [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Lucky for you, I can make it stop.]]

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-->'''Angel''': -->'''Angel:''' Poor Lenny. The burden of terrorizing your girlfriend too much for you? [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Lucky for you, I can make it stop.]]



* Horatio Caine from ''Series/{{CSI Miami}}'' can really lose himself when facing people that abuse women (and children). He is known to lock up the interrogation room and take matters into his own hands.

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* Horatio Caine from ''Series/{{CSI Miami}}'' ''Series/CSIMiami'' can really lose himself when facing people that abuse women (and children). He is known to lock up the interrogation room and take matters into his own hands.



** Stella as well to a point.
* In ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', when Dan finds out Jackie's boyfriend is beating her up, he goes over and does the same to him. In a bit of a subversion, he explains he first tried to scare him off and it escalated into a fist-fight, and he winds up spending the night in jail when charges get pressed. Also, when he gets home, the show does tackle the UnfortunateImplications of violence-vs-violence when he attempts to explain the situation to his son.
-->'''Dan:''' Look.... it's not okay to beat up anyone, it's ''never'' okay to beat up women, but sometimes it's less not okay to beat up somebody when they beat up somebody you love.
-->'''DJ:''' .... [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale What if a woman beats up somebody you love?]]

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* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'':
** Stella as well to a point.
* In ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', when
When Dan finds out Jackie's boyfriend is beating her up, he goes over and does the same to him. In a bit of a subversion, he explains he first tried to scare him off and it escalated into a fist-fight, and he winds up spending the night in jail when charges get pressed. Also, when he gets home, the show does tackle the UnfortunateImplications of violence-vs-violence when he attempts to explain the situation to his son.
-->'''Dan:''' --->'''Dan:''' Look.... it's not okay to beat up anyone, it's ''never'' okay to beat up women, but sometimes it's less not okay to beat up somebody when they beat up somebody you love.
-->'''DJ:''' ....
love.\\
'''DJ:''' ....
[[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale What if a woman beats up somebody you love?]]



* An episode of ''Series/{{ER}}'' had Dr. Benton treating a woman who had been beaten by her husband (she denies it initially, but it becomes obvious when her story gets inconsistent). The husband happens to be a cop. When the cop and his partner arrive at the hospital to pick his wife up, Benton blasts him for his treatment of his wife. The partner doesn't say much, but later in the episode, the cop himself is brought into the ER, accompanied by the partner and several other police officers. When Benton asks what happened, the partner claims that the man fell down a flight of stairs while they were pursuing a suspect, but the strong implication is that he and the other cops took the guy somewhere and beat the crap out of him.
** Also on ''Series/{{ER}},'' after Abby is beaten by the abusive husband of her [[Creator/ChristinaHendricks neighbor]] (Abby had helped the woman get into a shelter and refused to tell him where she was), her ex-boyfriend Luka tracks the guy down at a local bar and proceeds to beat the crap out of him, reducing him to a sniveling wimp, and finishing his beatdown by warning him, "You touch her again, I'll kill you."

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* ''Series/{{ER}}'':
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An episode of ''Series/{{ER}}'' had has Dr. Benton treating a woman who had been beaten by her husband (she denies it initially, but it becomes obvious when her story gets inconsistent). The husband happens to be a cop. When the cop and his partner arrive at the hospital to pick his wife up, Benton blasts him for his treatment of his wife. The partner doesn't say much, but later in the episode, the cop himself is brought into the ER, accompanied by the partner and several other police officers. When Benton asks what happened, the partner claims that the man fell down a flight of stairs while they were pursuing a suspect, but the strong implication is that he and the other cops took the guy somewhere and beat the crap out of him.
** Also on ''Series/{{ER}},'' after After Abby is beaten by the abusive husband of her [[Creator/ChristinaHendricks neighbor]] (Abby had helped the woman get into a shelter and refused to tell him where she was), her ex-boyfriend Luka tracks the guy down at a local bar and proceeds to beat the crap out of him, reducing him to a sniveling wimp, and finishing his beatdown by warning him, "You touch her again, I'll kill you."



And it didn't take them long to decide that Earl had to die\\

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When the hammer's cockin'.\\

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' has optional side missions where you can defend women's honor by beating the snot out of their philandering husbands (the whole chain starts off when Ezio [[BigBrotherInstinct tracks down his sister's boyfriend]], Duccio, [[DisproportionateRetribution for breaking her heart and spreading rumors about her]]). You run into the guy again in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', and he's still talking garbage about Claudia all these years later, having learned that she runs the Rosa in Fiore brothel (albeit for Brotherhood-related reasons.) This time, Ezio defeats him along with several goons he brings along, and knocks him unconscious when he refuses to keep his mouth shut. Needless to say, by the time ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' rolls around, Duccio has learned his lesson, and he runs away in terror, referring to Ezio as the Devil himself, though you can still [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential find him wandering the city and beat him up just because]].

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed'':
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''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' has optional side missions where you can defend women's honor by beating the snot out of their philandering husbands (the whole chain starts off when Ezio [[BigBrotherInstinct tracks down his sister's boyfriend]], Duccio, [[DisproportionateRetribution for breaking her heart and spreading rumors about her]]). You run into the guy again in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', and he's still talking garbage about Claudia all these years later, having learned that she runs the Rosa in Fiore brothel (albeit for Brotherhood-related reasons.) This time, Ezio defeats him along with several goons he brings along, and knocks him unconscious when he refuses to keep his mouth shut. Needless to say, by the time ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' rolls around, Duccio has learned his lesson, and he runs away in terror, referring to Ezio as the Devil himself, though you can still [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential find him wandering the city and beat him up just because]].



* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' has optional homestead missions where you defend the tailor and her daughter from her abusive husband.
* ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'': Despite the fact that he's a [[HandsomeLech totally perverted skirt-chasing jerk]], if you hurt a woman in Kagura Mutsuki's presence, then the last few moments of your life will [[CurbStompBattle probably seriously]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck suck]]. Just ask [[spoiler:Arakune, Ragna and Azrael]].

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* ** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' has optional homestead missions where you defend the tailor and her daughter from her abusive husband.
* ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'': ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Despite the fact that he's a [[HandsomeLech totally perverted skirt-chasing jerk]], if you hurt a woman in Kagura Mutsuki's presence, then the last few moments of your life will [[CurbStompBattle probably seriously]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck suck]]. Just ask [[spoiler:Arakune, Ragna and Azrael]].



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* A brief long delayed female example in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is present in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0603.html this strip]] when Haley justifies her willingness to slay one particular rogue out of many she knew on the basis of him being a wife-beater just before unleashing a arrow filled full attack on him.

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* A brief long delayed long-delayed female example in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is present in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0603.html this strip]] when Haley justifies her willingness willingness]] to slay one particular rogue out of many she knew on the basis of him being a wife-beater just before unleashing a arrow filled full attack on him.



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is known to do this with his gun, even trying to shoot Lady Tremaine for abusing {{Disney/Cinderella}} so much.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is known to do this with his gun, even trying to shoot Lady Tremaine for abusing {{Disney/Cinderella}} Disney/{{Cinderella}} so much.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'', the spinach-eating sailor, is notorious for walloping Bluto whenever the big guy makes one move too many on Olive Oyl, which is in nearly every cartoon. Olive may be often receptive to Bluto's aggressive flirting, but she still doesn't deserve to be forced into anything if she changes her mind about it.
** Popeye kind of blunders into this one; he's generally ready to beat the tar out of Bluto when he starts putting the moves on Olive, but he only holds off because she'd be mad at him -- or, often as not, he doesn't hold off, and she gets mad at him. Still, because he's Bluto, it doesn't matter that he's successfully charmed her, [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat eventually he starts getting rough with her]], which means Popeye is free and clear to open up a can of... spinach.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'', the spinach-eating sailor, is notorious for walloping Bluto whenever the big guy makes one move too many on Olive Oyl, which is in nearly every cartoon. Olive may be often receptive to Bluto's aggressive flirting, but she still doesn't deserve to be forced into anything if she changes her mind about it.
**
it. Popeye kind of blunders into this one; he's generally ready to beat the tar out of Bluto when he starts putting the moves on Olive, but he only holds off because she'd be mad at him -- or, often as not, he doesn't hold off, and she gets mad at him. Still, because he's Bluto, it doesn't matter that he's successfully charmed her, [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat eventually he starts getting rough with her]], which means Popeye is free and clear to open up a can of... spinach.
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* ''[[Literature/TheAscendantKingdomsSaga Ice Forged]]'': In Edgeland, Blaine stops a man from forcing a woman into marriage with death threats, pointing out that he was originally sent to the PenalColony for killing the man who dishonored Blaine's sister (leaving out that [[ParentalIncest it was their father]]).
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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': One issue sees Frank tailing a pair of cops, one of them crooked. The other one has a drinking problem (caused in part by his partner being crooked), but Frank doesn't really this as a problem... until the cop's wife comes in the room and he starts beating her. It takes considerable effort to get a PerpetualFrowner to look ''really'' angry, but the cop manages it. We next see him at the woman's shelter his wife ran off to, [[NeckLift being hoisted in the air by Frank.]]
* ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMax'' has an unintentional example: Frank starts the series by conducting a massacre of assembled Mafiosi. During the Widowmaker arc (where their widows unite to get revenge on him), a young woman who used to be married to one of them (a rapist, wifebeater and murderer) thanks him for taking out her husband (the flashback panel shows Frank casually shotgunning the guy's head as he lies on the ground without even looking), and kills the rest of the widows for him (as they were responsible for setting up the wedding in the first place, then trying to kill her when she wanted out).
19th Jul '16 4:32:23 PM lolface123
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Either way, the results are the same [[BerserkButton when he sees a woman being struck]]. The gentleman [[UnstoppableRage explodes into a roaring mass of violent fury]] and proceeds to pursue [[DomesticAbuser the offending coward]] with the relentless stamina of a wild beast; and should the brute be caught, he ''will'' be [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown pounded into a bloody mess]] to the best of the Wife Basher Basher's ability. All cries for mercy and personal injuries will be ignored by the possessor of this trope, such is his unbound and righteous primal rage. ''Usually'', murder is not the intent; the basher in question instead wants to ''humiliate'' the coward, and let him have a taste of what it's like to be the helpless one for a change.

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Either way, the results are the same [[BerserkButton when he sees a woman being struck]]. The gentleman [[UnstoppableRage explodes into a roaring mass of violent fury]] and proceeds to pursue [[DomesticAbuser the offending offending]] [[DirtyCoward coward]] with the relentless stamina of a wild beast; and should the brute be caught, he ''will'' be [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown pounded into a bloody mess]] to the best of the Wife Basher Basher's ability. All cries for mercy and personal injuries will be ignored by the possessor of this trope, such is his unbound and righteous primal rage. ''Usually'', murder is not the intent; the basher in question instead wants to ''humiliate'' the coward, and let him have a taste of what it's like to be the helpless one for a change.
19th Jul '16 6:16:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Bud White of ''Film/LAConfidential''. He literally rips an oak chair in two with his bare hands out of rage after hearing a suspect's description of a sexual assault of a kidnapped girl. Then, to scare the location of a kidnapped girl out of the rapist, he plays a very non-consensual game of Russian roulette with the guy's face.

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* Bud White of ''Film/LAConfidential''. He literally rips an oak chair in two with his bare hands out of rage after hearing a suspect's description of a sexual assault of a kidnapped girl. Then, to scare the location of a kidnapped girl out of the rapist, he plays a very non-consensual game of Russian roulette with the guy's face. It's related that when Bud himself was a child, he witnessed his abusive father beat his mother to death.
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* The titular ''John Doe: Vigilante'' frequently includes these among his victims.
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