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31st Mar '18 2:05:45 PM PStriderFan
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* ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'': [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Manny]] crosses this in ''Cabin Fever'' when he steals all of the electricity to the house, along with a bunch of stuff (including their food), during a blizzard, thus leaving his entire family to be killed by starvation and hypothermia. His "reason" for doing all of this is because ''nobody helped him tie his shoes''. To rub salt on the wound, even after he does all of that, [[KarmaHoudini he STILL gets no comeuppance for what he did]], easily making him ''the'' [[TheScrappy most hated character of the book series for many fans.]] Even if he wasn't ''[[ObliviouslyEvil actually]]'' trying to kill everyone, what he did was just '''so''' inexcusable and cruel.

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* ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'': [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Manny]] crosses this in ''Cabin Fever'' when he steals all of the electricity to the house, along with a bunch of stuff (including their food), during a blizzard, thus leaving his entire family to be killed by starvation and hypothermia. His "reason" for doing all of this is because ''nobody ''[[DisproportionateRetribution nobody helped him tie his shoes''.shoes]]''. To rub salt on the wound, even after he does all of that, [[KarmaHoudini he STILL gets no comeuppance for what he did]], easily making him ''the'' [[TheScrappy most hated character of the book series for many fans.]] Even if he wasn't ''[[ObliviouslyEvil actually]]'' trying to kill everyone, what he did was just '''so''' inexcusable and inexcusably cruel.
24th Mar '18 12:37:51 PM PStriderFan
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* ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'': [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Manny]] crosses this in ''Cabin Fever'' when he steals all of the electricity to the house, along with a bunch of stuff (including their food), during a blizzard, thus leaving his entire family to be killed by starvation and hypothermia. His "reason" for doing all of this is because ''nobody helped him tie his shoes''. To rub salt on the wound, even after he does all of that, [[KarmaHoudini he STILL gets no comeuppance for what he did]], easily making him ''the'' [[TheScrappy most hated character of the book series for many fans.]] Even if he wasn't ''[[ObliviouslyEvil actually]]'' trying to kill everyone, what he did was just '''so''' inexcusable and cruel.
19th Mar '18 7:47:50 PM rjd1922
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** Gilderoy Lockhart toward the end of ''Chamber of Secrets'', when he tries to erase the memories of Harry and Ron and leave Ginny to die in order to keep secret the fact that he's a fraud.

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** Gilderoy Lockhart toward the end of ''Chamber of Secrets'', when he tries to erase give the memories of twelve-year old Harry and Ron severe, irreversible memory damage and leave Ginny to die in order to keep secret the fact that he's a fraud.
9th Mar '18 5:23:20 AM yisfidri
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* ''MoralEventHorizon/AndThenThereWereNone''

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21st Jan '18 7:07:07 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', betraying one's guests is immediately unforgivable InUniverse -- such sinners are ''immediately'' sent to Ptolomea even though they're still alive, with a demon inhabiting their body until their death.
1st Jan '18 2:15:45 PM Kickisund
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* In Literature/{{Overenskommelser}} by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt, all three villains have crossed it by the end:
** Rosenschiöld crosses it when he rapes and nearly kills Beatrice on her wedding night.
** It's hard to tell when Wilhelm and Edvard crossed it because they have so many potential moments: beating Beatrice nearly to death, locking her in a room for a week with no food, impregnating a minor, abandoning her, and showing no remorse when she dies after an abortion, and forcing Beatrice into marriage with Rosenschiöld, despite knowing she would suffer. They definately crossed it though when they showed Beatrice no sympathy after she was raped and nearly killed on her wedding night.

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* In Literature/{{Overenskommelser}} ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt, all three villains have crossed it the MEH by the end:
** Rosenschiöld seems to have crossed it already before the story starts (he murdered one of wives and drove another wife to suicide), but he definately crosses it when he rapes and nearly kills Beatrice (his third wife) already on her their wedding night.
** It's hard to tell when Wilhelm and Edvard crossed it because they have so many potential moments: beating moments. Wilhelm does cruel things like locking Beatrice nearly to death, locking her in a room for a week with no food, impregnating a minor, abandoning her, and showing later on beating her almost to death. Edvard makes a fourteen-year-old girl pregnant, then abandons her and shows no remorse when she dies after an abortion, and forcing a butchered abortion. Both of them together force Beatrice into marriage with Rosenschiöld, despite knowing she would suffer. They definately crossed cross it though when they showed show Beatrice no sympathy after she was she's raped and nearly killed on her wedding night.
1st Dec '17 8:27:26 PM Wildstar93
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** Thistleclaw crosses it when he orders Tigerstar (his apprentice) to maul the kitten named Tiny (later Scourge)...''and egged him on''. This sets Scourge firmly on his dark path of revenge against Tigerstar.


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* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'':
** Queen Scarlet of the [=SkyWing=]s crosses this very early in the series, in ''The Dragonet Prophecy'' when she murders Dune, one of the guardians of the Dragonets Of Destiny.
** Blister finally crosses this in ''The Brightest Night'', by siccing two dragonbite vipers (a venomous snake whose poison can kill dragons) on Burn. Burn had already anticipated the first one and killed it.[[spoiler:..but she didn't count on the second one, so it kills her easily.]]
** Anemone comes very close to crossing it in ''Talons Of Power'', due to being DrunkWithPower. But a battle with her brother Turtle (who's also an animus dragon) convinces her soon that Darkstalker (who encouraged her to use her powers a lot) isn't as good as she thought he was.
8th Nov '17 3:56:06 AM Shadowgazer
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** Billy Nolan is a total psychopath. He often [[DomesticAbuse beats up his girlfriend, Chris, and humiliates her]], and his own "friends" are terrified of him. He barely knows who Carrie is; he just wants to destroy her life. What makes him arguably the scariest character is that he has absolutely no connections to Carrie and does the prom prank only ForTheEvulz -- he took over the plan from Chris and did most of it himself, and it's stated that he would find it just as funny if Chris were the victim of the prank.

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** Billy Nolan is a total psychopath. He psychopath who often [[DomesticAbuse beats up his girlfriend, Chris, and humiliates her]], and his own "friends" are terrified of him. He barely knows who Carrie is; he just wants to destroy her life. What makes him arguably the scariest character is that he has absolutely no connections to Carrie and does the prom prank only ForTheEvulz -- he took over the plan from Chris and did most of it himself, and it's stated that he would find it just as funny if Chris were the victim of the prank.


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* ''Literature/It'':
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** Patrick Hockstetter murders his baby brother in his cradle ''at the age of five'' and steals his neighbor's dog and locks it in a fridge to slowly die while checking it every few days. He is described as so profoundly sociopathic that the concept of morality was impossible for him to grasp. In a sense, he was born on the far side of the MoralEventHorizon.
** Tom Rogan is already an abusive asshole and a virtual carbon-copy of Beverly Marsh's equally abusive father. When Beverly finally stands up to him and leaves him, he tracks down Beverly's best friend Kay and tortures her into revealing her whereabouts before going after her in revenge. He doesn't get too far, however, and [[spoiler:dies of fright when It reveals Its true form to him]].
8th Nov '17 3:29:28 AM Shadowgazer
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** Margaret probably crossed it long before the story begins (probably the second she first locked Carrie in a prayer closet, actually), but when she decides to murder her daughter, you know there's absolutely no hope of her ever being redeemed.
** In the book, Miss Desjardin, the gym teacher who had been very helpful to Carrie throughout the novel, laughs at her with the rest of them when the prank occurs, although she does express regret later on. Carrie also learns through crude emotional telepathy that Miss Desjardin (who enjoyed slapping Carrie in the showers) feels a mixture of pity for her and annoyance at her social awkwardness.
** Billy Nolan is a total psychopath. He often [[DomesticAbuse beats up his girlfriend, Chris, and humiliates her]], and his own "friends" are terrified of him. He barely knows who Carrie is; he just wants to destroy her life. What makes him arguably the scariest character is that he has absolutely no connections to Carrie and does the prom prank only ForTheEvulz -- he took over the plan from Chris and did most of it himself, and it's stated that he would find it just as funny if Chris were the victim of the prank.
4th Oct '17 5:31:06 PM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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* In ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'', Nolan Sorrento crosses it not only when he kills Wade Watts' friend Daito, but orders a manhunt against Watts to keep him from finding the secret to Anorak's Almanac. [[spoiler: After Watts finds the secret anyway, Sorrento is stripped of his position and arrested in the denouement.]]
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