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->''"After a while, all I'm doing is punching wet chips of bone into the floorboards. So I stop."''
-->-- '''John Hartigan''', ''ComicBook/SinCity''.

Bob has been dealt a horrible injustice by Emperor Evulz -- perhaps CoolAndUnusualPunishment, [[ItsPersonal family murdered]], an earlier NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, or maybe Evulz [[Film/OfficeSpace had a fax machine that plain didn't work]].

When the time finally comes to [[{{Revenge}} deliver justice]], Bob [[BerserkButton pulls out all the stops]] and attacks Evulz in a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown rage of melee combat]], even though he might have a much more efficient/safe method of attack, and ends up continuing [[DisproportionateRetribution WAY beyond what is necessary]]. Often accompanied by Bob screaming, either incoherently or about how much he hates Evulz. Sometimes Bob will list Evulz's crimes in "AndThisIsFor" fashion. He may even try to run him through the aforementioned fax machine.

While causing considerable damage and pain for Emperor Evulz, Bob is often [[EvilMeScaresMe hurt by his own fury after he calms down]]. Sometimes Bob ends up PummelingTheCorpse, either in a bid to make sure Evulz goes down and STAYS down, due to being too mad to register that Evulz gave up the ghost during this savage beatdown, or due to a need to let it all out.

SubTrope to NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Delivered with satisfying regularity in ''Manga/OnePiece'', often by Luffy, Sanji or sometimes Zoro.
** Notable cases would be [[RubberMan Luffy]] at Arlong Park when the [[FishPeople Shark Man]] makes [[GoldDigger Nami]] cry, Luffy bursts in punches Arlong in the face in front of all his goons and then brings down all of Arlong Park with Arlong himslef crushed beneath it. Later in the Jaya arc Luffy encounters [[TheBully Bellamy]] who humiliates Luffy and mocks his dream but Luffy decides it's not whort his time, then he [[BerserkButton steals the gold of an old man who Luffy has befriended]]. Luffy is clearly pissed but manged to pull some TranquilFury so when he faces Bellamy again he is calm and takes Bellamy out in one punch (which dents the man faces in) and walks off with the recovered treasure. Luffy does it again against Rob Lucci of [=CP9=] after [[spoiler:Robin was captured]]. Luffy against Saint Charloss after he [[spoiler:shoots Hatchan]] a vicious punch to face, made even more satisfying by the fact it was an untouchable noble. Luffy against [[MadScientist Caesar Clown]] who didn't seem to grasp the idea of not pissing of Luffy even after Luffy had caved his face in. Luffy is pretty calm in Dressrosa until [[MarionetteMaster Doflamingo]] forces the [[HeelFaceTurn now good Bellamy]] fight Luffy via puppetry, Luffy smashes down Bellamy and then driects his fury towards Domflamingo who doesn't take him seriously until Luffy busts out his SuperForm (Gear 4). Luffy uses Gear 4 again when [[EvilMatriarch Big Mom]]'s son Cracker mocks Luffy over the [[BadassInDistress captured Sanji]] Luffy bust out Gear 4 and blows him away.
** [[MasterSwordsmen Roronoa Zoro]] kinda subverts this as he doesn't believe in fighting for revenge, in fact most of his battles are just him testing his skills and limits and rarely lets his emotions cloud his mind fighting. But there a few times where this mentality slips, in [[FloatingContinent Skypeia]] when [[SoftSpokenSadist Ohm]] slices down ship's doctor [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Tony Tony Chopper]] Zoro is shaken and made even more angry when Ohm states it was "fate", Ohm asks the Swordsmen whether he fighting for revenge, Zoro replies he doesn't like fighting for that reason but he is pretty "pissed off" and proceeds to wreck Ohm. Zoro gets pretty "vengy" again when fighting government assassin Kaku in his er... [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway "beast mode"]], when Kaku starts getting mouthing about [[AdventurerArchaeologist Robin]] Zoro doesn't take kindly to it, unlocks his own Supermode and defeats the assassin.
*** Oh, and that world noble Luffy hit in the face? After Luffy apologizes for sicing an admiral after them (the penalty for attacking a world noble), Zoro sheates his katana and explains that he was planing to slice him into pieces, had not Luffy beat him first.
** [[ChefOfIron Sanji]], hell pretty much 94 percent of Sanji's fights in the series are revenge beatdowns. Villains will push certain {{Berserk Button}}s for him: wasting precious food in front of him, hurting his friends, or harassing his favorite babes. Or, if they really want to die, they do all of them at once. Even in his very first appearance, Sanji was pulverizing a Marine asshole, Fullbody, for wasting soup in front of him, but he'd only be the first of many. Some of Sanji's most famous beatdowns are: Kuroobi the karate fishman who thought it be wise to insult Nami in front of him and then gloat about how Sanji wasn't strong enough to save her or any of his friends, Sanji corrected him by smashing the fish man though Arlong Park and out the other side. In Enies Lobby, Sanji's anger manifests into his new attack "Diable Jamble" where his legs catch fire, Jabra the WolfMan soon understood why it's suicide to piss off Sanji. Sanji's biggest revenge beatdown is for the villain who pissed him off the most: [[InvisibleJerkass Absalom]]. Not only did Absalom molest Nami while she was bathing but kidnapped her and [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe tried to marry her against her will]]. And to add the cherry on top, Absalom had also stolen Sanji's dream of becoming [[{{Invisibility}} invisible]]. Sanji brutally beat Absalom into a pulp and didn't stop until the invisible man was imprinted on a wall.
*** [[spoiler: Sanji gets a good one on his brother [[TheEvilPrince Yonji]]. In the past his brother had always brutally bullied Sanji and delighted in torturing him. Cut to 13 years later, Yonji tries it again, the outcome [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/onepiece/images/6/6a/Yonji%27s_Face_Restructured.png/revision/latest?cb=20160725072612 the outcome]] is far different]].
** Whitebeard against Admiral Akainu after [[spoiler:Ace's death]].
** A non-Luffy example. After Robin [[spoiler:has been set free]], the first thing she does is [[KickTheSonOfABitch Seis Fleur: Slap Spandam Stupid]], and finish him by snaping his spine in two. After [[spoiler:all the shit he had given her whilst she was helpless]], this was something that was ''sorely'' needed.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Most combat between [=EVAs=] and Angels takes place with ranged weapons and the psychic AT-Fields, rendering ranged combat kind of pointless. But on two occasions in the later episodes, Unit-01 takes out angels with its bare hands. In the first case, [[GoryDiscretionShot the angel is hidden from view by a hill as it's beaten to a pulp and all you see is the river that runs around the hill running red with blood.]] The second time, Unit-01 tears one of the angel's arms off and use it to replace its own lost arm, and then wrestles it to the ground and starts tearing its chest open and eating its heart.
** Played gruesomely straight in Unit-01's utter massacre of Unit-03, both in the original show and Rebuild.
* Kallen gives Suzaku one of these not just once, but twice, in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', for nearly injecting her with Refrain; the second time being in Knightmare Frame combat where she almost kills him, only to be deferred when he [[spoiler:accidentally fires off FLEIJA]].
* [[CuteMonsterGirl Seras Victoria]]'s fight with [[spoiler:Zorin Blitz]] in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' following [[spoiler:Pip Bernadotte's death]]. Seras is so angry that by the time she's done, most of her enemy's head is a red smear on a brick wall.
* ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'''s Iason Mink during a brief brawl, [[spoiler:tears off Guy's left arm after he finds out what Guy did to his beloved Pet.]] He later says it was justified retribution.
* Averted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. [[spoiler:When Ed realizes what Shou Tucker did to his daughter and dog by transmuting them into a chimera, he pins Tucker to a wall]] and starts repeatedly punching him in the face - with his right fist(the ''steel'' one). Tucker does not help the situation with his NotSoDifferent speech.
--> '''Ed''': [[TroubledBackstoryFlashback I am]] [[TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason not]] ''like YOU''! *WHAM* [[PunctuatedPounding I'm]] ''[[PunctuatedPounding not]]''! ''[[MadnessMantra Not! NOT! I am NOT!]]''
** The trope is averted because [[spoiler:Chimera!Nina tugs on his coat and he freezes in shock.]]
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': After seeing Griffith's [[spoiler:mutilated body after being tortured for a year]], Guts goes so [[UnstoppableRage apeshit insane on the Midland soldiers]] that his comrades are more shocked than usual at how he's [[LudicrousGibs utterly slaughtering the soldiers]] and Guts can [[LimpAndLivid barely stand when they get away]]. Only [[LoveInterests Casca's]] touch can cool him down after it all.
** It gets even worse during the Eclipse when, after all Guts and company went through [[spoiler:to save Griffith, he decides it would be better for himself if he [[EvilFormerFriend sacrificed his friends]] to the [[TheOldGods God Hand]] in order to obtain the powers of a demi-god and avenge himself. This culminates in him taking on a demonic form and killing all of his former party but Guts, who [[ForcedToWatch is forced to watch]] as the demonic Griffith [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapes Casca]] to the point that [[MindRape her mind breaks]], reverting her mind to that of a young child.]]
* One of the traits of [[IAmNotLeftHanded Seiten Taisei]] Son Goku in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' is that he now fails to be able to see what is going too far. In one scene that would have been {{narm}} if it hadn't been so brutal, Goku sits on Kougaiji (who incidentally is refusing to bring [[MoralityChain Sanzo]] to a village to get the antidote for what he's been poisoned with) and proceeds to cheerfully and, without reserve, begin punching him until his bones are pretty much liquid. The worst bit is that Goku considers Kougaiji a kind of friend, and generally considers fighting with him as a sort of game... Seiten Taisei apparently does too, he just doesn't know when it's not fun anymore...
* Tends to happen to anyone who thinks they can {{invoke|dTrope}} WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes ([[spoiler:cats, in this case]]) on Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}}...
* [[DarkMagicalGirl Sayaka]] of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' dishes out this kind of punishment to the Witch Elsa Maria [[spoiler:after reaching her DespairEventHorizon]].
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'': in Volume 6, Shalba Beelzebub traps Asia in the Dimensional Rift and told the rest of the Occult Research Club that she's dead. Guess what Issei does? He activates his [[DeadlyUpgrade Juggernaut Drive]] and beats him senseless, so much so that he bites his left hand off.
* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' has Renton whale on an already disabled LFO with fists of Nirvash (despite actually having melee and ranged weapons) until his entire mech is drenched with red fluid. Even the person he was rescuing, a hardened soldier, is stunned by the sheer brutality of it. [[spoiler:The thing that finally snaps him out of it is seeing a dismembered arm of the pilot with a wedding band and realizing he just beat a real person into an unrecognizable bloody pulp. Cue the VomitDiscretionShot.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'' chapter 129, some seniors pushed Masaki's BerserkButton to lure him into a trap. In chapter 131, he paid two of them back.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has this in the backstory of Eren and Mikasa, when the former rescued the latter from kidnappers. Using the idea that ChildrenAreInnocent to fool the men into letting him into the cabin, Eren proceeded to [[SlashedThroat slit the throat]] of the first man and then lure the second into a trap. He then proceeded to sit on the man's chest and stab him over, and over, and over, and over again while screaming at him in a [[AxCrazy murderous rage]]. The brutality of the killing shocked the police, but they ruled it self-defense since the men ''were'' murderers themselves. Eren was [[EnfantTerrible nine years old]] at the time, and explained himself by stating they were merely animals that happened to look like people.
** This is also how Eren takes on Titans when in his Titan form, pounding them to pudding.
** In the [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]] ''No Regrets'', [[spoiler:Levi]] exemplifies this trope to a titan after [[spoiler:he sees that it ate the only two people in the world he cared about]].
* [[Anime/DragonballZ Goku]] delivers one to Frieza after going all out as a Super Saiyan, all for the people that he killed, in particular, Krillin and Vegeta.
** He did it earlier in the original series against Tambourine, the monster who murdered Krillin. That's not even getting started on his second fight with King Piccolo, who was responsible for Master Roshi's death.
* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Kirito puts [[spoiler:Sugou]], the BigBad of the Fairy Dance arc, in a short, but brutal one after the latter made his [[spoiler:molestation/rape attempt]] on [[spoiler:Asuna, his {{Love Interest|s}}]].
* {{Justified}} the one time it appeared in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', as Rei had ''no other way'' to try and kill Raoh and [[TakingYouWithMe knew perfectly well he'd get killed, he just decided it was worth killing Raoh]]. Also {{Subverted}}, as Raoh realized what he was trying to do and neutralized the attack.
* The protagonists of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' from part III onward have [[FightingSpirit Fighting Spirits]] that are specialized in this trope. The most infamous case is when Jotaro beats down [[spoiler:Steely Dan]] for 3.5 pages as retribution for the humiliation he suffered at the latter's hands. The most extreme example, however, is when [[spoiler:Cioccolata]] receives a ''7-page-long beatdown'' at the hands of Giorno Giovanna (the protagonist of Part 5), with his battle cries of "MUDAMUDAMUDAMUDA" filling every panel throughout.
* In ''Manga/NaruTaru'', Takeo Tsurumaru (which at that point apparently became an ImplacableMan) punched to death one of the thugs responsible for Norio's murder.
* Team Rocket often fall victim to this in the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' anime. While ToonPhysics prevent them suffering to any real serious degree, sometimes the heroes will pull nearly every attack their Pokemon can muster onto them before they blast off. In early seasons they would sometimes continue after they'd tried retreat or surrender.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans''
** Mikazuki is already a ruthless CombatPragmatist who never gives his opponents quarter. But when faced again with Carta Issue, who [[spoiler:killed Biscuit]], he wipes out her PraetorianGuard before she's done speaking and then pounds her mobile suit over and over with Gundam Barbatos' hammer, knocking off its limbs and crushing it into the snow and ice. There's blood visible on the ''exterior'' of one subordinate's unit from his assault...and the pilot of the other one, who was [[TooDumbToLive standing on his machine's torso yammering while Mika closed in]], is literally thrown clear off and turned into a red smear in the snow.
** Ein Dalton has been plotting to avenge Crank and protect Gaelio, the only two people who respected him in his entire life, when he finally got the chance to rematch Tekkadan as a {{cyborg}}, he delivered his own by [[spoiler: splitting Azee with his [[AnAxeToGrind Graze Axe]], kicking Lafter with [[ThisIsADrill Leg Drill]], impaling Norba with his PileBunker, and even attempting to kill ''[[RevengeByProxy Kudelia]]'' with his axe.]] Unlike Mika, it's mostly OneHitKill, but still...[[spoiler: All three of them survive anyway, and then Ein himself is ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice at the end of a particularly fast-paced final battle against Mika]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': Poison Ivy brutally killing a Russian gangster who tested his new megaweapon on her island paradise.
* ''Comicbook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'': Johnny invokes this trope too many times to count.
** In fact, most of the murders he commits fall under this trope, [[DisproportionateRetribution often in revenge for something trivial]].
** At least partially justified a few times, such as the above picture when he kills the copycat Jimmy for [[EvenEvilHasStandards molesting a girl]] and when he viciously kills a child molester.
* ''Comicbook/SinCity'':
** In ''A Dame to Kill For'', Dwight has [[SociopathicHero Marv]] help him rescue Ava. As Marv is beating up the [[{{Mooks}} security guards]], he notices [[ScaryBlackMan Man]][[TheDragon ute]] (who had given Dwight a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown earlier) among them and yells "You! You're the bum who hurt my pal!" before tackling him through a window and beating the crap out of him. After the beatdown, Marv sits beside Manute panting, he hears Manute gasp for breath, and continues beating him up. It is later revealed he also [[EyeScream gouged out one of Manute's eyes.]] Let this sink in for a second. Marv is a MadeOfIron {{determinator}} who has shrugged off bullets, cars, and all manner of attacks on his person, has thrown people through walls, and has generally proven to be MadeOfIron and an ImplacableMan... and he beats Manute up so damn badly he ''tires himself out''.
** ''That Yellow Bastard'' gives us the page quote. [[AntiHero Police Detective John Hartigan]] saved 11-year-old Nancy Callahan from being killed by Roark, Jr., then was framed for the crime and spent 8 years in prison. After Hartigan is released, Roark gets ahold of Nancy again and tortures her. Hartigan doesn't take it well, and when he finally catches up to him, the asskicking Hartigan hands Junior after taking his weapons away again is so vicious and brutal that Junior doesn't even have a ''head left'' when Hartigan's through.
--->'''Hartigan:''' ''[[PunctuatedPounding EIGHT! LONG! YEARS! YOU! SON OF A! BITCH!]]''
** Marv gives a few of these in ''The Hard Goodbye''. For the first one, he uses a hatchet on the cop who killed [[spoiler:Lucille]], and while it's not shown, Marv says that he took his time killing him and showed him pieces of himself. For the second one, he knocks [[spoiler:Kevin]] out, then [[AnArmAndALeg saws his arms and legs off]], then has a wolf eat his guts, and finally [[OffWithHisHead saws his head off]]. We don't see the details on the final one, but it's implied that he's crushing or tearing out [[spoiler:Cardinal Roark]]'s throat or head, among other things.
--->'''Marv:''' (asked if killing a helpless old man will give him satisfaction) The killing, no. No satisfaction. But everything up until the killing will be a gas. You can scream now if you want to.
* ''Comicbook/WorldWarHulk'' ended with [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] delivering this to [[spoiler:Meik, his friend and ally]], when he confessed to being responsible for the death of Hulk's wife, his son ([[NotQuiteDead or so he thought]]), and a million other people; basically everything that had prompted the war.
* ''Comicbook/XFactor: 204 (v.3)''. Even an enemy's simulator knows that if you hurt/kill Rictor, Shatterstar's RoaringRampageOfRevenge would come next, quickly followed by your demise. A mini-version of this occurs when [[spoiler:Shatterstar meets Cortex and realizes he's the one that possessed him and made him almost kill Rictor. He then chops off Cortex's hand]]. Hey, it pays to have a trained warrior as your boyfriend.
* ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX''
** Out of context, The Punisher violently flinging a helpless woman against a shatter-proof window over and over would seem like a MoralEventHorizon. Knowing that she's a ruthless perpetrator of a [[SexSlave sex trafficking slave ring]], responsible for the murder of an infant to torment the mother, and even worse things to the other captives besides, makes this an example of this trope.
** In an earlier story arc, Castle got viciously beaten down by a tiny Mongolian soldier. When the man smacked a young girl that Castle was intent on rescuing, [[PapaWolf he found the strength to get back to his feet]] and grabbed the man's leg, using it to [[{{Squick}} swing his head and upper body into desks and walls until there wasn't much left.]]
* When the camp outside of Georgia gets attacked in ''Comicbook/TheWalkingDead'', Jim is knocked to the ground by a walker and, in a fit of rage, bashes its head to pieces with the butt of his pistol while [[TearJerker screaming about the deaths of his family]].
* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'', [[DarkActionGirl Arcee]] was the first female Cybertronian, an unwilling test subject on introducing gender into a genderless species by the mad scientist Jhiaxus. As a result, [[AxCrazy she's a tad violent]] and takes out her fury on anything related to him or his experiments. When she finally finds Jhiaxus himself, he's been exposed to the Dead Universe, an alternate dimension that has the added ability of making those who have crossed over and back immortal (so long as they remain near the portal between the two). Needless to say, Arcee manages to gain some ''much'' needed catharsis from this state of affairs.
* In one arc of ''[[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]]'', Grace Choi is reunited with the pedophile who enslaved her as a child. She's since grown into a statuesque, nigh-invulnerable bruiser. It does ''not'' end well for him. One entire page is filled with panels of her fist going back and forth into his face, getting increasingly bloody as it goes on...

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'', an Angel chops Asuka's Evangelion's hand off during when her first engagement. Asuka gets real mad and bludgeons it to death.
-->The giant red Eva, in a surprisingly swift movement, heaved an empty tugboat out of the water and repeatedly smashed Amaliel with it.\\
"You call this a battle?" asked Touji.\\
Unit-02 grabbed a fistfull of tentacles, then ripped them savagely off of Amaliel's body. A horrific shriek of pain ensued.\\
"Looks more like a savage beating to me," observed Touji. "So, Shinji, how d'ya like the new pilot so far?"\\
The children paused a moment to watch Asuka perform three elbow drops in a row, flattening Amaliel and burying him in a concrete crater.\\
Shinji shrugged. "Well... um.. violent."
* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fanFic, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3460966/1/Difficult_to_Fight_Against_Anger Difficult to Fight Against Anger]]'', [[spoiler:Willow]] finally catches up with [[spoiler:Warren]], drains him of all his magic, then proceeds to beat him to a bloody pulp, for [[spoiler:[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil what he did to Tara]]]]. She almost kills him, but [[spoiler:Tara]] stops her and talks her down.
* In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' fanfic ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', Kara pummels savagely the Kryptonian villain who attempted to rape her, and then she lets him drop.
-->She reproved herself for not having a snappy comment as she smashed him in the face with her right, but, after all, she'd been under a little stress lately.\\
Kara didn't stop pounding. The knuckles of her right hand acquainted themselves with U-Ban's face again and again and again. Through main effort and determination, he struggled to bring his own hand up. She slapped it away and kept pounding and pounding and pounding. When her right got tired, she took hold of him with that hand and let her left get in some work. There was no time lost in any of these operations. To U-Ban, it was just the same fist hitting him in the face over and over, like a piston from a top-notch but antique Kryptonian motor.
* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'', River does this to [[spoiler:a Hand of Blue]] after he [[spoiler:shoots Simon]], which causes her to [[spoiler:impale the Hand on her [[ShockAndAwe electrified sword]], tear it free, and then stab him in the face until his head is reduced to the consistency of charred hamburger.]]
* In ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', Satan Girl delivers an absolutely brutal beatdown to ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} after hearing the Legion of Super-Heroes has killed Mordru.
* Franchise/HarryPotter does this to [[spoiler:Marcus Flint]] in the Enter the Fnords continuity of Fanfic/TopDog, after [[spoiler:Flint molests Hermione]]. Involves knives and being repeatedly shot in the extremities, in front of all his friends who are held back by a shield.
* ''FanFic/StarsAbove'': [[spoiler:After multiple chapters of torment, [[Manga/LuckyStar Kagami]] finally beats [[ShapeShifter Desideria]] to death with a bokken, and keeps going until the latter's body is nothing but a bloody smear on the pavement.]]
* By the end of [[http://kleinerkiller.deviantart.com/gallery/41037509 Yognapped]]'s second installment, [[spoiler:[[EvilFormerFriend Peva]]]] has [[spoiler:murdered Sips and forced the Yogscasters to aid in his release of Herobrine via a month of brutal mining]]. Once he tries to attack again, [[spoiler:Lewis]] disarms him and [[spoiler:beats the literal living hell out of him. He makes it last uninterrupted for over half of the day, [[AnArmAndALeg tears off Peva's wounded arm]] with his bare hands, and remains completely silent throughout. And by the end, Peva's [[MadeOfIron STILL ALIVE]].]]
* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness Act II'': Upon discovering that Miyabi had [[spoiler:raped Mizore]], Dark goes ''ballistic''; when he gets the upper hand, Dark slowly crushes all of the bones in Miyabi's arms and legs to powder before tearing them off one by one, punches him in the face with such force that [[WipeThatSmileOffYourFace his jawbone snaps clean off]], and finally tears his spinal cord clean out of his body with his bare hands. Even though Tsukune and co. all agree that Miyabi [[AssholeVictim deserved every minute of it]], they're still horrified at Dark's brutality.
* In [[Fanfic/DantesNightAtFreddys Dante's Night at Freddy's 2: Animatronic Boogaloo]], [[spoiler:Golden Freddy]] leads Dante to believe that he may have killed his daughter by stuffing her into a suit. [[PapaWolf Dante's response?]] Smashing him into anything he can find while being [[UnstoppableRage so enraged]] he doesn't notice when he's slipping into Devil Trigger and ''gouging the carousel out of the ground to beat him with it''. The only solace [[spoiler:Golden Freddy]] gets is Dante promising him a MercyKill when he reveals where his daughter is.
* In the final showdown of ''Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat'', Cassandra Cain's mind has a Pavolovian reaction (long story and lots of ArtisticLicenseBiology), causing it to become flooded with hallucinogens. As a result, she ends up forgoing her normal fighting style (concentrating on doing only as much harm as is absolutely necessary) and flies into a frenzy, pounding the main villain's face in well after he started begging for mercy. Upon coming to her senses and realizing the harm she has done, she has a short HeroicBSOD.
* Not one's fists, and we aren't actually shown it, but in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9809658/1/Tremble-Mortal Tremble Mortal]]'', the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Titans]] capture Comics/HarleyQuinn, and Raven heals her brain from the damage caused by the {{Comics/Joker}}. It leaves Harley catatonic due to a severe case of MyGodWhatHaveIDone. Then, they capture Joker and leave him tied up in a cell. By the next morning, Joker ends up with six thousand stab wounds, and Harley is gone along with his head.
* ''FanFic/HereInMyArms'': In chapter 13, Inner Moka dishes one out to Alexander after he brutalizes Tsukune in a MurderTheHypotenuse attempt. By the time she's through, Alexander is left comatose and battered beyond recognition.

* ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'': After the soldiers [[spoiler:imprison a woman and child]], Jim [[spoiler:beats the tar out of every soldier in the complex (aided by an unwitting zombie) and [[EyeScream gouges out one's eyes]] with his thumbs]].
** To be fair, the soldiers did a bit more than [[spoiler: “imprison them” – they were planning on ''[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping and forcibly impregnating]]'' them and tried to ''murder'' Jim to stop him from escaping with them. The RoaringRampageOfRevenge is still disturbing to watch though; the woman, Selena, even grabs a machete to defend herself after seeing the eye-gouging, apparently believing Jim to be a zombie due to his UnstoppableRage]].
* ''Film/CurseOfTheGoldenFlower'': After the Emperor's youngest son kills the heir to the throne, his father [[spoiler:pulls off his massive solid-gold belt and beats him with it, continuing to beat his corpse long after he's dead]]. His creepy little laugh doesn't help.
* ''Film/TheGodfather'': Carlo physically abuses Sonny's sister. Sonny then tracks down Carlo and attacks him in broad daylight. He uses his fists, his feet, Carlo's shoes, and a nearby metal trashcan (which is brought down smack on Carlo's head). All of this happens in public, and a crowd watches while Sonny's goons keep them from interfering. Carlo is left barely alive in a nearby puddle.
* ''Film/LayerCake'': The protagonist's cohort, Morty, an otherwise perfectly calm and stoic character, suddenly beats a former partner in crime half to death after having his BerserkButton toyed with just a little too much.
* ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'': [[AlwaysABiggerFish Big Chris]] gets ahold of Dog after endangering his son in a crash after his failed carjacking. Then Bullet-Tooth Tony is [[ActorAllusion introduced doing this]] in ''{{Film/Snatch}}''.
* ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'': A poltergeist has been terrorizing the house, and there's a horrible clown doll in Robbie's room that he just hates. Just when everything seems okay, [[spoiler:the clown comes to life, sneaks up on Robbie, and attempts to suffocate him. Robbie overcomes the clown, throws it on the bed, and tears it apart, screaming, "I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU!"]].
* ''Franchise/{{Saw}}''
** After being captured, persuaded to saw off his foot to escape, and subjected to insane psychological torture, Adam in ''Film/SawI'' [[spoiler:screams his head off while bashing in his apparent captor's head with a toilet lid]].
** Averted in ''Film/SawII'', when [[spoiler:Detective Matthews]] beats up the already-suffering [[spoiler:Jigsaw]]. But [[spoiler:Jigsaw]] has the last laugh.
* ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': Judge Turpin lusts after Lucy, the wife of successful barber Benjamin, so the corrupt judge sends Benjamin to a foreign prison on false charges. Fifteen years later, Benjamin escapes, changes his name to Sweeney, and embarks on his quest to kill the Judge who [[MoralEventHorizon framed him and, as he now knows, raped his wife and stole his daughter]]. After murdering countless innocents and everyone who gets in his way, Sweeney [[spoiler:finally finds the judge at his mercy. He [[NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe reveals his true identity]] and, with a cry of fury, uses his barber's razor to slice up the judge]].
* In ''Film/PunisherWarZone'', Frank delivers a brutal beatdown to [[spoiler:Jigsaw]] in revenge for him killing [[spoiler:Microchip]].
* The protagonist of ''Film/JoshuuSasori'' has a tendency to inflict knife wounds to people she really hates that are clearly painful but not immediately fatal, while silently [[DeathGlare snarling her contempt and loathing at them]] -- over and over again, until her staggering victim finally keels over.
* From Marie[[spoiler:'s perspective]] in ''Film/HighTension'' when she manages to gain the upper hand against the killer and viciously bludgeons his face with a thick wooden stake wrapped in rusty barbed wire.
* Creator/VinDiesel's character in ''Film/AManApart'' snaps and beats a man to death while he's supposed to be undercover.
* ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'': In Mirkwood, Bilbo drops the Ring and finds that a smaller GiantSpider ''grazed'' its leg upon it. Bilbo's response? Brutally stab the hell out of the spider in an UnstoppableRage, before picking up the ring and going "Mine." He's visibly shocked after that, and ends up gazing at the Ring and the scene in horror.
* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': Sarah gives Doug, the security guard who had [[LecherousLicking licked her face]] earlier after strapping her to her bed, one of these when she escapes. She beats him senseless with a broken broom handle, eventually breaking it in half across the back of his neck.
* In ''Film/FlashPoint'', one of the gangsters takes a young girl hostage to stave off Ma, then throws her aside hard enough that she has BloodFromTheMouth as he flees. Once Ma runs him down, what follows [[CurbStompBattle can only very generously be called a "fight"]], and ends with an extended take of the camera just barely covering the gangster's fallen form as Ma just Keeps. On. Punching.
* At the end of [[Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay "Mockingjay: part 2,"]] Katniss is supposed to [[spoiler: execute [[BigBad President Snow,]] but kills Coin instead, after finding out how [[FullCircleRevolution she wanted to rebuild Panem.]]]] As she is led away, [[spoiler: a crowd of thousands of spectators rush Snow, and beat him as he [[DiedLaughing laughs at Katniss' action.]]]]

* Occurs in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban the third]] ''Literature/HarryPotter'' novel, when Harry first meets Sirius. Harry becomes so enraged that he forgets all about magic, forgets that Sirius is supposedly a powerful dark wizard trained by Voldemort himself, and forgets that Sirius is holding three wands. Harry charges Sirius down and nearly suffocates him. It should be noted that Sirius probably let him, or at the least didn't fight back, [[{{Frameup}} since he]] ''[[ItWasHisSled wasn't]]'' [[ItWasHisSled actually a dark wizard and was trying to protect Harry from the real threat in Peter Pettigrew]].
* In ''Literature/EndersGame'', Stilson, a neighborhood bully, and Bonzo, a kid at Battle School, both try to do this to Ender and fail (ItsPersonal, especially for Bonzo because he perceived Ender's winning as an insult to his honor), causing Ender to fight back... [[spoiler:and he actually kills both of them]].
* The same scene as above occurred in the original ''[[Film/TheGodfather Godfather]]'' novel. The only reason that Sonny didn't beat Carlo to death was not because of the witnesses, but because Carlo meekly huddled on the ground and didn't even try to defend himself.
** At the wedding in the beginning of the novel, the undertaker Bonasera came to Don Corleone to get justice for his daughter, who was [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown viciously beaten]] by two young men after she refused to have sex with them. His request of [[PayEvilUntoEvil "Make them suffer like she suffers"]] is depicted in excruciating detail as Paulie Gatto brings two ex-heavyweight boxers to help him out with the punks. By the end of it, they are still alive, but the book says that they'd need several months of reconstructive surgery before they'd get out of the hospital.
* In ''[[Comicbook/XWingSeries Solo Command]]'', [[GeniusBruiser Gamorrean pilot]] "Piggy" [=saBinring=] is in the room when a gunman tries to assassinate Admiral Ackbar. After getting shot once, Piggy proceeds to pick up Ackbar's desk and promptly reduce the gunman's head to about a quarter of its proper width.
** ...and puts a sizable dent in Ackbar's (shipboard) office wall, with the dent also appearing in the cafeteria/lounge on the other side of the wall, hurling a hapless ensign halfway across the room while all but one of the other people in the room run for the door.
** Also Corran Horn in ''IJedi'' to a sadistic underling while Horn was going undercover in a pirate group. The man had done so many nasty things, including strafing crowded streets for fun, that when he finally pushed Corran too far, he was beaten to an unrecognizable pulp. Made even better because he had been very handsome. [[spoiler:And then to top it all off, the leader of the pirate group had him executed for insubordination and attacking a superior officer.]]
* Literature/ArtemisFowl's bodyguard and manservant Butler in the first book of the series does this to a troll. At the height of the hostage crisis, the LEP send in a captured troll to force someone in the Fowl manor to cry for help, which could be taken as a sign that they're allowed inside. Butler runs headlong into the beast as it enters the building, and before he has much chance to do anything, it eviscerates him and heaves him through a brick wall. He survives long enough for Holly to heal him with magic, and his subsequent takedown of the troll, using a mace and gauntlets taken from a suit of armor, is was only stopped by Holly ordering him to. It's also staggeringly controlled, ultimately ending up as part of the LEP hand-to-hand manual.
* ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' sees Khârn deliver one to Erebus for [[spoiler:the latter's murder of Argel Tal, the last sane brother-in-arms Khârn has.]] Erebus, who fancies himself as "destiny's hand", is outclassed by an opponent who seems dowmright bored.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', [[InscrutableOriental Agent May]] decides to [[spoiler:[[NotSoStoic wipe]] the [[SmugSnake smug grin]] off of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Ian Quinn]]'s face after he shoots [[TheHeart Skye]] in the gut twice. She's stopped by Coulson.]]
** Coulson himself gets in on this in the Season 3 mid-season finale: after nearly three seasons of KickTheDog moments and generally being an evil dick, Grant Ward is captured on an alien planet. After shooting him several times earlier, Coulson delivers a very satisfying beatdown, then risks being stranded on the planet just to [[spoiler: kill him... by ''crushing Ward's chest'' with his prosthetic hand.]]
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' has this of a sort with Chris in "Spin City." Having earlier been turned into a spider demon, he viciously confronts Leo, who mockingly asks why he hates him. Eventually, the taunts drive Chris over the edge; he throws Leo across the room, and then pins him down and absolutely pummels him, all while screaming "You don't know me!" Even after being cured of the demon infection, he continues to beat on Leo, leaving his face bloody in the process, until Piper comes in and pulls him off. Through it all, Leo just lets him vent his frustrations and doesn't even try to fight back. However, since this is a different Leo from the one in Chris' time, one could argue that this was also a case of MisplacedRetribution.
* Has happened twice on ''Series/BreakingBad'':
** Hank Schraeder; after finding out the call drawing him away from the RV Jesse and Walt were hiding in was rigged by Jesse himself, Hank tracks Jesse down and [[PoliceBrutality delivers this trope]]. However, [[TurnInYourBadge this gets him dismissed from the DEA]].
** Tuco's cousins, seeking to avenge Tuco's death. With a chromed fire axe.
* ''Series/CriminalMinds''
** "100" is a WhamEpisode for precisely this reason: [[spoiler:Aaron Hotchner, our [[TheStoic stoic]] [[TheHero hero]], has finally been pushed too far by [[ArchEnemy the Reaper]]. The Reaper has kidnapped his ex-wife and son, and [[MoralEventHorizon executed his ex-wife over the phone]]. Hotch beats Foyet to death with his bare hands and has to be pulled away by Morgan.]]
* In ''[[Series/{{Daredevil2015}} Daredevil]]'', [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk]] beats Anatoly, one of his underlings, to death and smashes his head into pieces with his car door. All because the poor guy [[DisproportionateRetribution interrupted him while he was on a date]].
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': In the episode "Incubator," [[BigBad Scorpius]] gets revenge on his Scarran "nanny" by ramming the broken ends of a coolant rod [[EyeScream into her eyes]], kicking her about his cell for a bit, and finally freezing her to death [[HoistByHisOwnPetard with her own torture-thermostat.]]
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Episode 10, War Stories. Mal is captured by the elderly and sadistic Niska, is brutally tortured via electric shock, has his ear cut off, and is then killed painfully only to be resuscitated for further torture. When Mal's crew stages a rescue, Mal overcomes the guard and gives Niska what he deserves.
-->'''Mal:''' Looks like business ain't running so much as crawling away. ''[[PreAsskickingOneLiner You wanna meet the real me now?]]''
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** In the episode 10 of season 5 "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS5E10MothersMercy Mother's Mercy]]", [[SociopathicHero Arya]] stabs the crap out of Meryn Trant, thus exacting revenge for his [[NeverFoundTheBody apparent murder]] of her former sword fighting instructor, Syrio Forel.
** When Jon finally tracks Ramsay Bolton into Winterfell, what follows is not Ramsay and Jon fighting with swords, but rather Ramsay trying to shoot Jon several times, failing, and Jon bashing Ramsay's head with the shield, and then proceeding to beat all seven hells out of Ramsay's face with his bare fists for all the hell Ramsay put his family through. This leaves just enough of Ramsay to turn over to Jon's sister, Sansa, who has Ramsay fed to his own starving dogs later.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': Season 10, "Confessions." Stabler, in a furious PapaWolf moment, beats the crap out of a "legal" pedophile who [[TooDumbToLive has pictures of Stabler's daughter on his pedo-website]]. Fin later marvels at his restraint, explaining had it been a picture of ''his'' son, he would have beaten the pedophile to death.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Hurley's beatdown of Sawyer after one too many fat jokes. Everyone just watches in amusement, [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments even Jin]]. Averted, in that someone eventually intervened before things got out of hand.
* A literal example on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' considering the episode involved an ''actual'' melee. After Arthur puts a stop to a protection racket going on in the local taverns, the thugs responsible go to a rather ridiculous extent to take their revenge: by using magical implements in a kingdom where it's forbidden (and punishable by death), murdering two noble knights in order to assume their identities, and entering themselves in the melee so that they'll have a better chance of killing Arthur in the chaos. All because he had them clapped in the stocks for a few hours!
* The titular character from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', upon discovering that a CIA operative has roughed up Mrs. Hudson, [[TranquilFury calls Inspector Lestrade to report a break-in, and requests an ambulance for the "burglar" for injuries he is about to inflict]] because the man [[BlatantLies fell out of a window]].
--> '''Lestrade''': Exactly how many times did he fall out of the window?
--> '''Sherlock''': Oh, it's all a bit of a blur, Detective Inspector. I lost count.
* In ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', Shane beats Ed half to death when he sees him hit Carol. Bonus points for delivering his "if I catch you again..." speech and then punching him several more times. And considering Ed's recent behavior towards [[PervertDad his own daughter]], Shane's retribution becomes even more satisfying to witness.
** In Season 4, Rick says "[[LeaveHimToMe this one's mine]]" about a man who tried to rape his son and stabs the rapist many times over, [[PummelingTheCorpse pummeling the corpse]].
** In Season 5, after the Termites [[ImAHumanitarian eat Bob's leg and boast about doing similar things to everyone else]], Rick's group trap and absolutely slaughter them. Michonne especially did ''not'' hold back when she stabbed Martin to death, likely due to him being [[MamaBear stupid enough to threaten Carl and Judith]].

* When [[Myth/HinduMythology Sati's]] father insulted her husband, she jumped into a sacrificial fire. Then Shiva dropped in to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge show everyone present exactly how unhappy he was about this]], using his ''bow'' [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon as a bludgeon]]. To clarify: her husband ''was'' Shiva. You can see why he got so upset.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/BrockLesnar repeatedly to Wrestling/KurtAngle. Yeah, [[Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam Team Angle]] were a pain in the neck, but really, did you have to break the man's neck? Especially considering Wrestling/PaulHeyman was who you really had a beef with? In an uncharacteristic display of human compassion, Lesnar actually agreed he crossed the line and made sure Angle made a full recovery. Angle, in turn, [[HeelFaceTurn turned face]].
* Wrestling/MercedesMartinez's default response to being crossed is to crack the head of the perpetrator or kick their teeth down it, as Angel Orsini and Jessicka Havok found out the hard way in Wrestling/{{WSU}}. Though in the case of the latter, it was disproportionately ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown less]]'' than what Rain's Army and The Midwest Militia, which Havok belonged to, had done, despite Martinez asking for God's forgiveness.
* Wrestling/JimmyJacobs encouraged [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] to hold nothing back when attacking Rhett Titus, who had spread false rumors about having sex with Delirious's crush, Wrestling/DaizeeHaze. Incidentally, this led to Delirious's corruption and membership in Age Of The Fall.
* Wrestling/KofiKingston's short lived stint in the WWE main event came when he uncharacteristically knocked out Wrestling/RandyOrton and put him through a table. This being in response to Orton's group, Legacy, blaming Raw's loss to Smackdown at ''Bragging Rights'' on Kofi, even though it was The Big Show's fault. For that matter, the rest of the Raw roster that wasn't Legacy basically mugged the Big Show and sent him packing to Smackdown.
* For all the whining done about the universal PG rating that was applied to all Wrestling/{{WWE}} programming, pay per view included, the rating didn't stop [[NominalHero supposed]] baby {{face}} Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} from giving Wrestling/TheBigShow thirty-one chair shots, which was unprecedented in the company even during the "Attitude Era" and a rare sight even in the wider world of pro wrestling. Anyone remember what Big Show had done to provoke that? Some insensitive comments about red hair? Well, Big Show would go on to get his own revenge, not by number of chair shots but by striking Sheamus with a folding chair so large even Big Show looked small sitting on it at ''Extreme Rules''.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The "Berserk Anger" and "Red Rage of Compassion" [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Limit Breaks]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' are essentially this; the Exalted in question [[UnstoppableRage flies into a rage]] and starts attacking blindly, without enough presence of mind to even draw a weapon. The main difference between the two is that [=RRoC=] is directed toward "[[KickTheSonOfABitch sources of suffering]]," while Berserk Anger is directed towards anything and everything nearby, whether FriendOrFoe.
** Malfeas would desperately ''like'' to do this to all those treacherous gods, but he's kind of hell at the moment. No, he's not ''in'' hell. He ''is'' hell. But he need not worry, his chosen are out to do the job of freeing him, and the charms he taught them all have something to do with [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown EXTREME REVENGE]], melee or not.
* "Berserk Anger" returns in ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' -- blow a Courage roll badly enough and you start killing everything between you and the nearest wall. Failing a Valor roll to that degree has similar results, but you aren't as likely to kill your friends.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', Ellie ends up doing this when she's by herself. [[spoiler:After David attempts to molest her, she manages to get her hands on a machete, slashing into his head. After David falls, Ellie promptly and repeatedly hacks his face up with the blade until Joel stops her. While [[GoryDiscretionShot the player isn't shown how bad David's wounds are]], they're bad enough that he dies right then and there.]]
* ''VideoGame/KaneAndLynch'': "YOU SHOULD! [[PunctuatedPounding HAVE LET!]] [[UnstoppableRage ME TALK TO THEM!]]" Kane, one of the titular protagonists of the games, screams this while he savagely beats [[spoiler:the man who just shot his wife]] to death [[ShovelStrike with a shovel]].
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', Ratatosk-mode Emil does this to a [[ChurchMilitant Magnar]] after he tries to raze Emil's hometown. His {{Love Interest|s}}, Marta, snaps him out of it.
* In Episode 1 of ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'', [[NiceGuy Warren]] intervenes when [[JerkJock Nathan]] tries to attack Max, and gets a black eye for his trouble. In Episode 4, [[spoiler:Warren intervenes again... and this time, if the player doesn't stop him, beats Nathan into a broken, sobbing mess]] along with [[AndThisIsFor a list of reasons for doing so]].
-->'''Warren''': You like to hurt people, huh? Like Max? Like Kate? Like me? Feel this motherfucker!
* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'s'' Alex Mercer encounters people-of-interest throughout New York City that have played a role in his clouded past. Upon capture, Alex can immediately chokeslam his victims and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown viciously deconstruct]] their face into a pool of blood ''with his bare fists'' before absorbing them and their memories. What makes this into an example of the trope is that later on, you do it to someone very specific. After all of the damage they caused, getting your own back and seeing [[spoiler:Greene]] getting liquified like this, even with the same animation as everyone else, is ''intensely'' satisfying.
* When you think about it, Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog does this to Erazor Djinn's OneWingedAngel form Alf Layla wa Layla in ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Secret Rings]]''. Consider this: he just watched his only companion in the entire game get [[spoiler:temporarily]] killed, and because of Erazor's mistake, he absorbs the World Rings of Hatred, Sadness, and Rage and becomes Darkspine Sonic. The entire level consists of you flying up to Erazor, kicking his own big ball of energy back at him, and then rushing in to '''beat the crap out of him with your bare hands'''. Also doubles as a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'', Blackburn has already been through hell, but the sight of Solomon killing [[spoiler:Montes, his best and last remaining friend,]] finally throws him over the edge, prompting him to choke the guy half to death with his handcuffs before beating his face in with a brick.
* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', this is basically the ''only response'' [[SociopathicHero Trevor]] has to someone doing him wrong. Betray him in a business deal? Insult him (or worse, his mother)? Point out the fact that he's a psychopathic monster? Prepare to end up a puree on the street. Of course, he's equally proficient with [[MoreDakka machine guns and shotguns]], as well as the standard [[CarFu running your ass over]], but if at all possible he gets down and dirty.
* In Episode 8 ("In Harm's Way") of ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'', [[spoiler:Kenny]] receives a severe beating from [[spoiler:Carver]] that ends with him losing an eye. Mere ''[[MadeOfIron hours]]'' later, he returns the favor. With a crowbar. The latter's face is pretty much gone by the time he gives up.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel III'', [[TheHero Rean Schwarzer]] does this [[spoiler:towards the FinalBoss of the game using the sword empowered by the soul of his friend and classmate, a little girl.]] Enough that the corpse ''disappears'' from all that slashing.

* In the ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' animation [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004478 "[S] Make Her Pay"]], [[spoiler:Aradia gets her revenge by ''viciously'' beating the BlueBlood out of Vriska.]] She only relents after seeing [[TheWoobie Tavros's]] horrified reaction. We later learn that this beating was severe enough that it [[spoiler:resulted in Vriska's death, though Vriska [[CrazyPrepared was prepared for that]] and used it as an opportunity to ascend to God Tier.]]
** Later played for laughs with Post-Scratch Jack Noir beating up a prison guard. After 7 knives in the back and the 89th head bash into the wall, Jack decides that he is sorry for the overkill. And by "sorry," he means "bored."
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', after an extremely drawn-out fight against [[spoiler:Zola]], Tarvek delivers an [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ggmain/strips/ggmain20110117b.jpg absolutely brutal]] beatdown to her in one of his greatest [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome crowning moments.]] [[KickTheSonOfABitch Needless to say, she deserved every single punch.]]
** That was the ''second'' beat-down. The first came at the hands of Airman Higgs after [[spoiler:Zola]] made the mistake of pissing him off. Higgs is also known as "[[MemeticBadass The Unstoppable Higgs]]," and there is a [[ImplacableMan VERY good reason for that]]; the only reason that [[spoiler:Zola]] was still alive at that point was because she was doped up on PsychoSerum.
* Dellyn Goblinslayer of ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' kept a female yuan-ti named Kin as his plaything and routinely abused her to within an inch of her life. Minmax and Forgath get into a bar fight with him and manage to gruesomely beat him, at which point Dellyn stabilizes at -6 hitpoints. As a high-level ranger, if he recovers, he could track them down and take his revenge, so as they argue over whether or not to kill him while he's unconscious, Kin picks up Minmax's broken sword and stabs Dellyn under the jaw. Then she stabs him again. And again and again...
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler:Crystal]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0980.html inflicts this]] on [[spoiler:her boss Bozzok]] after realizing that he had used her for his own gain and paid a wizard to [[spoiler:reanimate her into a hellish existence as a flesh golem]]. She's furious enough to punch ''through'' his chest -- and doesn't stop there.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* In V4 of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', Jimmy Brennan gets revenge on school bully Phillip Ward by beating him to death with a piece of driftwood, and continues to pummel his head in long after he's died.
* This is the fate of many a game cartridge at the end of an WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd review.
* In Entry #67 of ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', [[spoiler:Tim, as his masked persona,]] repeatedly punches [[spoiler:Alex, who is tied to a chair and thus helpless to fight back]] because of [[ItsPersonal everything the latter has done]] to make the former's life a living hell.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** Peter beats up Jimmy Fallon (who was the SNL host) for all of the horrible sketches he's done. Fallon had slept with his daughter and used the sex as an opening sketch. This is one of the [[PetTheDog few times Peter actually does show some care for Meg]]. Of course, when he beats up Fallon, it's for the aforementioned reason before asking for the man who slept with Meg.
** Brian doesn't pay Stewie the $50 he's owed. In retribution, Stewie [[spoiler:[[GrievousBottleyHarm smashes a glass over his head]], [[{{Kneecapping}} shoots him in the kneecaps]], shoves him down a flight of stairs, and sets him on fire, all while yelling, "WHERE'S MY MONEY?"]].
** Brian gets a similar beating from [[spoiler:Quagmire; Brian has sex with Quagmire's father, who recently had a sex change operation]]. Amazingly, Brian still comes out on top in the end: as [[spoiler:Quagmire]] leaves, Brian says, [[spoiler:"Hey... I f*cked your dad."]] and slams the door. Brian didn't even know [[spoiler:that was Quagmire's dad, and underwent a massive {{squick}} reaction before Quagmire came and beat him up]], making it a literal and figurative case of KickTheDog.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop'' episode "I Saw Stroker Killing Santa (a.k.a. A Cold, Dead, White Christmas)," '''Santa Claus''' keeps shooting repeatedly at the guy who tried to kill him, continuing after he is totally dead.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' is filled to the brim with this, but one of the most memorable instances involves [[BewareTheNiceOnes Toki]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8rGmUIfHGk exacting revenge on an annoying screaming man.]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* There was one story from UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar in which some skirmishers were shooting at each other. Two soldiers inexplicably conceived an [[ItsPersonal animosity]] toward one another above and beyond [[NothingPersonal mere military duty]] and would repeatedly exchange shots while insulting each other. [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen The soldiers decided to call an ad-hoc truce so they could solve it with a brawl as was due and proper]]. Once they had done this, everyone shook hands and went back to the business of killing one another like gentlemen.
* A man named Richard Lawrence attempted to assassinate President UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson after the President attended the funeral of a Congressman. Lawrence drew two pistols and aimed at the president at close range, attempting to fire first one, then the other. [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns Both pistols misfired]] in spite of later tests proving them to be in proper working order. Jackson noticed Lawrence, spotted the pistols, and was clearly displeased when he drew the logical conclusion from the situation: a stranger pointing two guns at a government leader. This would be noted as the first ever assassination attempt on a US president. Unfortunately for Lawrence, his target, President Jackson, was a former [[FourStarBadass Army general]] of the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812 and also known to be [[HotBlooded a man of fierce temper, swift action, and substantial vulgarity]]. As he was 67 at the time, the President regularly walked with a cane, but in this case, he closed on Lawrence with said cane in his grip, and proceeded to beat the bloody stuffing out of the would-be assassin. After some moments, assistance finally arrived (including UsefulNotes/DavyCrockett himself) and they intervened... to hold ''Jackson'' back [[UnstoppableRage so as to keep him from reducing Lawrence into a thin red smear on the floor.]] Crockett and the others succeeded in keeping Jackson from bludgeoning Lawrence to death on the spot, [[HumiliationConga whereupon they piled onto the now-injured Lawrence to apprehend him as a criminal]].