Created By: LOAD on December 15, 2011
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Revenge of the Nerd pt 2

Nerd grows up and kills those who tormented them

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This came from an issue I saw while Wiki Walking. Taken from the Batman Character Page for Scarecrow.

•Revenge of the Nerd: Took this to a murderous extreme (see Griggs and Squires incident detailed above).

Taken from Revenge of the Nerd

An unbelievably hot woman appears to seduce the protagonist, but ends up humiliating and rejecting him. He then finds out she is the acne-ridden wallflower he ridiculed in High School — all grown up, but still bitter.

If she's really pissed off, this plot can morph into Reunion Revenge.

Compare Something's Different About You Now, where he hits on her... only to find out she used to be a "he".

Not often seen gender-reversed, but it's not unheard of.

The use for Scarecrow is clearly wrong, but I'm curious as to why we don't seem to have a trope for someone who was bullied and grows up to be a serial killer. If we do, link me the trope and I'll fix the Batman page.
Community Feedback Replies: 2
  • December 16, 2011
    LouieW
    I think your trope idea might fit under Whos Laughing Now since that trope includes the following paragraph in its description: "This can occur with victims of a world full of Jerk Jocks, where the Kids Are Cruel and Teens Are Monsters. By this point, they don't realize the irony: that by taking revenge, they have become as bad as those who victimized them. This could also result in the Butt Monkey being pushed back down into the former position, or the character could become relatively harmless but still extremely annoying. May result in the character becoming Arch Enemies with the most abusive."
  • December 16, 2011
    LOAD
    ^ I think that might work. It still strikes me as odd that Revenge Of The Nerd is so specific to that one way a nerd could get vengence, considering that when I think of Nerds and vengence, I tend to think of Scarecrow killing him bullies.
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