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26th Mar '18 6:13:47 AM WillBGood
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* In ''[[Literature/MarthaSpeaks Perfectly Martha]]'', after Weaselgraft offends him, Dr. Pablum is quite willing to team up with Martha to expose his "[[{{Brainwashing}} dog training]" program in exchange for the secret of how she can talk.

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* In ''[[Literature/MarthaSpeaks Perfectly Martha]]'', after Weaselgraft offends him, Dr. Pablum is quite willing to team up with Martha to expose his "[[{{Brainwashing}} dog training]" training]]" program in exchange for the secret of how she can talk.
16th Mar '18 10:03:30 PM HeroGal2347
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* In ''[[Literature/MarthaSpeaks Perfectly Martha]]'', after Weaselgraft offends him, Dr. Pablum is quite willing to team up with Martha to expose his "[[{{Brainwashing}} dog training]" program in exchange for the secret of how she can talk.
16th Mar '18 4:39:31 PM ComeWithMe
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* Renfield from {{Literature/Dracula}}, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath even though it costs him his life]].
31st Jan '18 4:31:27 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''TheVoyageOfTheJerleShannara'': In ''Morgawr'', Elven Prince [[TheWoobie Ahren Elessedil]], who'd already gone through a serious case of BreakTheCutie, goes through shattering psychological and mental torture at the hands of [[BigBad The Morgawr's]] [[TheDragon Dragon]], [[LizardFolk Mwellret leader]] [[SmugSnake Cree Bega]]. By the end Ahren has almost no self-respect left, and is alone on a ship when Cree Bega comes on board, murders his one companion, [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tells him]] about the Mwellrets' [[KickTheDog torture]] of his crush, demands the books of magic from him and then attacks. Ahren just barely manages to man up and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice skewer]] the slippery bastard, who's had it coming for almost three books now. Easily Ahren's CrowningMomentOfAwesome, and one of the most affirming moments in an otherwise ShootTheShaggyDog story.

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* ''TheVoyageOfTheJerleShannara'': ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheJerleShannara'': In ''Morgawr'', Elven Prince [[TheWoobie Ahren Elessedil]], who'd already gone through a serious case of BreakTheCutie, goes through shattering psychological and mental torture at the hands of [[BigBad The Morgawr's]] [[TheDragon Dragon]], [[LizardFolk Mwellret leader]] [[SmugSnake Cree Bega]]. By the end Ahren has almost no self-respect left, and is alone on a ship when Cree Bega comes on board, murders his one companion, [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tells him]] about the Mwellrets' [[KickTheDog torture]] of his crush, demands the books of magic from him and then attacks. Ahren just barely manages to man up and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice skewer]] the slippery bastard, who's had it coming for almost three books now. Easily Ahren's CrowningMomentOfAwesome, and one of the most affirming moments in an otherwise ShootTheShaggyDog story.
5th Dec '17 3:46:47 AM foxley
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* Scourge's second-in-command (Bone) in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' spent his life bullying, beating, and even killing, those weaker than himself. His preferred targets were kits unfortunate enough to be born on the streets. He dies in battle against the Clans, disappearing under a pile of clawing, biting apprentices (warriors-in-training, typically 6 months to a year old). He had been trying to kill one of them, when her brother jumped him, followed by the rest.

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* Scourge's second-in-command (Bone) in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' spent his life bullying, beating, and even killing, those weaker than himself. His preferred targets were kits unfortunate enough to be born on the streets. He dies in battle against the Clans, disappearing under a pile of clawing, biting apprentices (warriors-in-training, typically 6 months to a year old). He had been trying to kill one of them, when her brother jumped him, followed by the rest.rest.
* ''Literature/YoungSherlockHolmes'': In ''Red Leech'', the BigBad Duke Balthassar has a pair of cougars that he uses as {{Right Hand Attack Dog}}s: having semi-trained through a combination of fear and cruelty. Sherlock is able to turn them against Balthassar by giving them a taste for his blood (by feeding them the eponymous red leech) at a point when he is in a weakened position. Blathassar falls off a cliff attempting to escape them.
31st Oct '17 5:54:48 PM darkemyst
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** A darker example would be Kreacher who after constant abuse by Sirius Black, eventually starts working for someone else and finally deceives Harry into going to the Department of Mysteries room. Indirectly Kreacher [[spoiler:got Sirius killed at the hands of Bellatrix]].

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** A darker example would be Kreacher who after constant abuse by Sirius Black, and hating him for "betraying" the family by running away from their abuse as a teenager, eventually starts working for someone else and finally deceives Harry into going to the Department of Mysteries room.room in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]''. Indirectly Kreacher [[spoiler:got Sirius killed at the hands of Bellatrix]].
17th Oct '17 2:55:37 AM NightShade96
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* Scourge's second-in-command (Bone) in WarriorCats spent his life bullying, beating, and even killing, those weaker than himself. His preferred targets were kits unfortunate enough to be born on the streets. He dies in battle against the Clans, disappearing under a pile of clawing, biting apprentices (warriors-in-training, typically 6 months to a year old). He had been trying to kill one of them, when her brother jumped him, followed by the rest.

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* Scourge's second-in-command (Bone) in WarriorCats ''Literature/WarriorCats'' spent his life bullying, beating, and even killing, those weaker than himself. His preferred targets were kits unfortunate enough to be born on the streets. He dies in battle against the Clans, disappearing under a pile of clawing, biting apprentices (warriors-in-training, typically 6 months to a year old). He had been trying to kill one of them, when her brother jumped him, followed by the rest.
7th Jul '17 4:13:51 PM SomberCaelifera
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** The aforementioned hobbits stuck Grí­ma full of arrows as soon as he killed Saruman and started his escape, most likely as payback for Wormtongue's murder of Lotho Sackville-Baggins, Frodo's kinsman and fellow accomplice. Either that, or they (correctly) figured a person who stabs someone in the back isn't someone you want running around your homes.

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** The aforementioned hobbits stuck Grí­ma full of arrows as soon as he killed Saruman and started his escape, most likely as payback for Wormtongue's murder of Lotho Sackville-Baggins, Frodo's kinsman and fellow accomplice. Either that, or they (correctly) figured a person who stabs someone in the back isn't someone you want running around your homes.



* This trope is the reason as to why Nezumi in ''Broken Gate'' put a curse on her brother Ryuuuji, as he had been cruel to her before then. However, while he was cruel to her, her curse wasn't out of deep-seated hatred or anything of the sort, actually, she put the curse on him out of punishment for his arrogance and necessity. While she cursed him, she did offer to lift it and make amends.

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* This trope is the reason as to why Nezumi in ''Broken Gate'' put a curse on her brother Ryuuuji, as he had been cruel to her before then. However, while he was cruel to her, her curse wasn't out of deep-seated hatred or anything of the sort, actually, she put the curse on him out of punishment for his arrogance and necessity. While she cursed him, she did offer to lift it and make amends.amends.
*Scourge's second-in-command (Bone) in WarriorCats spent his life bullying, beating, and even killing, those weaker than himself. His preferred targets were kits unfortunate enough to be born on the streets. He dies in battle against the Clans, disappearing under a pile of clawing, biting apprentices (warriors-in-training, typically 6 months to a year old). He had been trying to kill one of them, when her brother jumped him, followed by the rest.
2nd Jun '17 1:07:19 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''If This Goes On...'' the Prophet dies in the gap between when the women at his headquarters realize he will lose and the actual arrival of enemy forces.

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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''If This Goes On...'' ''Literature/IfThisGoesOn'' the theocratic dictator called the Prophet dies in the gap between when the women at his headquarters realize he will lose and the actual arrival of enemy the rebel forces.
5th Nov '16 4:48:06 PM dlchen145
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* God bless Emilia of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' fame, exposing her husband Iago for the scum he is. True, it doesn't turn out well for her, but considering she knew how he would react, she's definitely BadAss. She even has a smaller one ''before'' that, when she tells Iago off for thinking that she'd cheat on him with Othello. Keep in mind that Iago is a paranoid bugger who spends most of the play suspecting everyone of sleeping with his wife. Emilia is the only person who actually realizes and confronts him on this.

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* God bless Emilia of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' fame, exposing her husband Iago for the scum he is. True, it doesn't turn out well for her, but considering she knew how he would react, she's definitely BadAss.badass. She even has a smaller one ''before'' that, when she tells Iago off for thinking that she'd cheat on him with Othello. Keep in mind that Iago is a paranoid bugger who spends most of the play suspecting everyone of sleeping with his wife. Emilia is the only person who actually realizes and confronts him on this.
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