Mechanic where it's okay to engage in otherwise unlawful or immoral activity because the victims deserve it. Not the same thing (although commonly overlaps) with Evil Versus Evil
, this is stealing from pirates; killing rapists, etc. Anything less than raping Always Chaotic Evil
is considered okay. Especially apparent when the author agrees
Note, "stealing" from thieves to give the stolen items back to their rightful owners does not count. Stealing from thieves and giving to yourself does. Robbing the Rich and Giving to the Poor is woefully vague.
Examples: "Killing evil and taking its stuff" has been a motto of Dungeons & Dragons
Common practice of children's cartoons to have the Ordinary High-School Student
use his powers to torment bullies. They deserve it, right? (One Danny Phantom
episode called him on this, but it went back to normal after)