Stealing From Pirates


(permanent link) added: 2008-10-10 00:01:40 sponsor: Kriegsmesser (last reply: 2008-10-10 05:43:04)

Add Tag:
How Did We Miss This One??

Eye for an eye justifications. When is it OK to commit a crime? When the victim has committed the same crime! Stealing from thieves, killing murderers, cheating on adulterers, these seem to be acceptable acts in most acts of fiction if the "victim" deserves it. This just ends up showing how relative morals can be.

See also What the Hell, Hero? (which can up if the hero goes overboard), and Kick the Dog (required for this to happen).

Compare Karmic Death, and Hoist by His Own Petard.

Examples:
replies: 9

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy