'''Basic Trope''': A peaceful, mild or otherwise seemingly harmless character is capable of deadly anger or surprisingly effective retribution if sufficiently provoked.
* '''Straight''': After experiencing a prolonged period of bullying and torture at the hands of [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]], the mild-mannered [[NiceGuy Bob]] snaps and beats the crap out of Evulz, shocking and terrifying the villain.
** After being bullied by Evulz, the mild-mannered Bob snaps, builds a death ray, and [[DisproportionateRetribution destroys ]][[DoomedHometown Evulz's home city]] [[KillSat from orbit]].
* '''Downplayed''': The bullying by Evulz causes Bob to lash out in anger and, although his response is relatively mild compared to what it could be, it is equally terrifying to the villain because Bob is normally so mild-mannered.
** Although Evulz isn't aware of this, Bob is actually the alter-ego of a superhero with devastatingly effective combat skills.
** Bob is very nice, but he also knows a good deal of martial arts. He keeps from using it most of the time because he doesn't feel the need to, but when pushed, he has no problem using very, very painful moves against the subject of his ire.
** Bob, a bullying blow-hard, is in fact incapable of fighting for himself if provoked.
** After being bullied by Evulz, Bob snaps and fights back... only to be easily floored by Evulz.
** After being bullied by Evulz, Bob starts to show rage... but then calms down, shakes his head and refuses to fight.
* '''Doubly Subverted''':
** ... which was all part of Bob's cunning plan to lull Evulz into a false sense of security so that Bob could enact his revenge later and in a more devastating fashion than merely getting beaten up.
** After being bullied by Evulz, Bob shows signs of snapping... but then calms down. [[TranquilFury Then, he quietly and efficiently beats seven shades of hell out of Evulz]].
* '''Parodied''': The slight that Bob is reacting to is ludicrously trivial and his [[DisproportionateRetribution retribution drastically over-the-top]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Bob simply resigns himself to the bullying and lets it continue.
* '''Enforced''': "We have to show that just because Bob is nice, he's not a complete weakling; otherwise people will be turned off from him. Let's show him beating up a bullying villain to prove the point."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Alright, Evulz -- this time, you've pushed me too far!"
* '''Invoked''': "Looks like Bob's getting pissed -- if he explodes, we can use that!"
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "Are you crazy? You never pick on the nice guy! They're always secretly capable of kicking your ass and if you provoke him, that's just what he'll do!"
* '''Discussed''': "Funny how it's the nice ones who turn into badasses when they're pushed too far."
* '''Conversed''': "I knew he was a badass, deep down!"
* '''Deconstructed''': In lowering himself to Evulz's level and fighting him on his terms, Bob has lost the moral high ground and has thus lost anyway or proven himself to be even worse than Evulz.
* '''Reconstructed''': However, sometimes we must lower ourselves to defend ourselves from threats.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob has [[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing zero fighting abilities]] and looks ridiculous as he goes after his tormentors, putting Evulz on the ground through sheer accident and/or because Evulz is laughing too hard to fight back.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob, trembling, waits until Evulz's back is turned. Bob pulls out a clasp-knife and stabs Evulz until the blade breaks off in the villain's spine.
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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???