Disproportionate Retribution: Web Original

  • Gavin Free of Rooster Teeth's Achievement Hunter has been the target of a number of Disproportionate Retribution attacks, including getting punched in the stomach by Geoff for winning the Tower of Pimps (and just outright attacking him for trolling him in general) in their Let's Play Minecraft series and being flipped off his chair and stacking two chairs on top of him by Joel for insulting his Halo 2 gametype.
  • At the conclusion of the Mechakara arc in Atop the Fourth Wall, Dr. Insano captures the crippled Mechakara and tortures him with a magnet. Why? The robot made Insano cut his hair.
    • Speaking of Mechakara, the only reason he murdered his universe's version of Linkara and skinned him so he could use magical devices and started a Robot War to Kill All Humans...was because he thought Linkara's voice was annoying and he wanted him to shut up.
  • Ice the Frosty Cat utterly destroyed Ranger in the most humiliating way he possibly could in game 10 of Comic Fury Werewolf... for something Ranger did in Game 6—catch that Ice was a werewolf. Keep in mind, by that point, Ranger had died in game 6, so Ice didn't lose because of Ranger.
  • In the web series Beebo, Harry shoots his titular cat in the face for smoking weed. Admittedly, he had warned that he would do so if he ever caught him smoking again after the first time it occurred, but it was still disproportionate nonetheless.
  • For the love of all that is pure, do not dent Chris Bucholz's car and neglect to leave a note.
  • In the very first episode of Da Amazin OT Advenchr, The Bully calls Lite a "fgt". Two episodes later, Lite kills him and another person who called him a "fgt".
  • In Death Note The Abridged Series Team Dattebayo Light and Misa don't want to go to McDonald's and so Mr. Yagami decides to shoot them:
    Souichiro: Pray that there's a Taco Bell in Hell!
  • The SWAG leader of Demo Reel assumes that kidnapping someone at gunpoint and leaving them to starve to death slowly in an abandoned patch of woods is justifiable punishment for his territory getting threatened.
  • In Death Note: The Abridged Series (Kpts4tv) Matt gets shot up for speeding and the taskforce decided that L needs to die because L told Matsuda that Mickey isn't real.
  • In Dragon Ball Z Abridged when Frieza asks Gohan and Krillin what planet they come from Krillin almost tells him out of fear but Gohan stops him... only for Dende to do it out of revenge for Krillin constantly calling him Little Green.
  • In the Youtube video "Muppet Sex Tape", after Kermit catches Elmo shamelessly flirting with Miss Piggy, he tells him that if he catches Elmo leaving a voice mail to Miss Piggy again, or if he ever sees them together, he will have Oscar thr Grouch break his kneecaps and then get Bert and Ernie to rape him.
  • Freddie Wong gives us the crown prince of this trope.
  • Doctor XX (she pronounces is "Doctor Double-X") from the Global Guardians PBEM Universe is a Mad Scientist supervillain whose only real goal is the complete and utter eradication of all male life on the planet (male humans, male dogs, male chickens, male fish... doesn't matter; if its male, it has to go). Why does she do this? Because she once lived with a man who was a verbally abusive dick.
  • The entire premise of Goodbye Kitty subverts this trope.
  • Interviewing Leather hangs a lampshade on this:
    "If you ever, ever break my orders again... as God as my witness I will devote whatever time I have out of jail to making your lives living Hells. I will break your knees. I will beat up your wives and kids. I will make fun of your mothers and kill your fucking pets in front of your eyes. My wrath will be as extensive as it will be disproportionate, because I have no. Fucking. Sense. Of perspective. Do you idiots hear me?".
  • The Irregular Show, episode 3: Rigby refuses to get a grilled cheese for Benson, who slaughters Rigby with a chainsaw. Rigby actually survives, but Bensons is arrested after Mordecai called the cops.
  • This gets discussed without a hint of irony in the Jayuzumi video "Baby Crying Trolling". After the titular noise keeps playing and understandably annoys the teens in the lobby, many of the players say they want to smack the baby really hard or outright kill it. Of course, since this is the internet we're talking about it's unlikely they'd actually go through with it.
  • Thinking about hating on Justin Bieber? Prepare to be hacked and reported to the CIA/FCC/FBI! This ended up backfiring in the former case, as Eric Douglace faced his own disproportionate retribution in the form of humiliation and Internet Backdraft, as well as having his life as he knew it ruined.
  • From the guys behind the "Mantage": Some people can't take a joke... and its goddamn hilarious
  • In Bacon Flavoured Thoughts! by Matt Santoro, Matt says that disliking bacon should be punishable by death.
  • The Nostalgia Critic, being the universal Butt Monkey that he is, suffers this often. Vincent Price killed him for insulting The Thief and the Cobbler, God hit him with lightning for deciding that The Prince of Egypt portrayal of him was better than The Ten Commandments one, The Nostalgia Chick makes a habit of chloroforming him, and Douchey (a parodical Straw Fan) makes his life a living hell in retribution for occasional errors in his reviews.
  • From The Onion: Chinese Class Clown Executed.
  • Nobody honks at Alex Mercer! Or outbids him for a limited edition panda he was going to give his little brother for his birthday.
  • This is the only kind of retribution in Shiny Objects Videos.
  • In the video "Toad's Mistake" by heymarley88, after Toad eats one of Yoshi's apples, Yoshi stuffs Toad in a giant French horn and plays it, puts him in a blender, attacks him with a giant knife, and shoves him in household appliances.
  • Similarly, apparently Captain Falcon of F-Zero hates being hit by distracted people.
  • In the Whateley Universe, Overclock plotted to cause Tennyo to kill all her friends and be driven insane. Her crime? She ate the last of his favorite cereal in the cafeteria one morning.
    • Martial arts is one of the standard Physical Education classes at Whateley Academy. Counterpoint (power mimic with awesome powers and centuries of experience as a fighter) spars against Jobe (ordinary baseline powers but a genius with bio-weapons). Jobe wins by fighting dirty, but what happens on the mat stays onthe mat, right? Not with the god of disproportionate retribution, Counterpoint. He pummels Jobe mercilessly. Does Jobe tell the authorities? No, he retaliates with his own disproportionate retribution by dropping a biowarfare weapon in their food. When Counterpoint recovers...
    • Strega's daughter is kidnapped by a secret society based in France. She then bombs the headquarters, captures Paris and holds the city hostage, and promises a invasion of Europe greater than World War II.
  • In Welcome to Night Vale, our Narrator Cecil gets so upset over the fact that his beloved Carlos had an haircut, that he reads out Telly the Barbers physical attributes and location, apparently hoping that a lynch-mob would form over that the hot, new guy’s hair being cut.
    What treacherous barber should agree to such depravity? Who takes mere money, or even soulless joy, in depriving our small community of such a simple, but important, act as luridly admiring Carlos’s stunning coif?
    • In a later episode Telly is reported to have been seen living in the wastes outside town, giving haircuts to cacti and holding Carlos' hair in his hands and wailing at the sky, which Cecil considers a just fate. It is unclear if he was driven out, or if he came to realize the magnitude of his sin and exiled himself. Either is possible.
  • Several cases from the Yogscast, as well as their Minecraft series:
    • Simon Lane, during the trip to E3, shoves Lewis Brindley off a boat, after he and Duncan Jones set sail and cause the wifi to disconnect on Simon's laptop, inadvertently ruining his game of Diablo III. Lewis ends up losing his glasses as a result.
    • During Hole Diggers, Simon kills Duncan with his Atomic Disassembler for trying to continue with the golf course, even though it's not really possible or ideal.
    • During Shadow Of Israphel, Simon suffocates Strongman_Bruno in a tree, simply because he was cheated out of a strength contest.
    • After Kim Richards gets angry at Sjin for betraying her to Sips, he decides to make a sword specifically for killing her, naming it the "Kimslayer".
    • During Sips' Trouble In Terrorist Town series, Turpster commits RDM on a frequent basis, breaking the rules and eventually pressing Lewis Brindley's Berserk Button (video here), causing him to vow to kill Turps in the next round, irrespective of either's allegiance. What happens next is the Disproportionate Retribution. After he makes good on his threat and it turns out Turps was innocent, people understandably try to take him down. In the ensuing bloodbath, Lewis guns down Sips in self-defence, then fires on Trott unprovoked and kills him too before finally being taken down. Turps calls him out on this, and the Hypocritical Humour is lampshaded when Smiffy calls it "the worst case of RDM I have ever seen".
    Sips: Lewis has been more effective than all the traitors combined this round.
  • In Worm the supervillain Accord's Super OCD is so strong that he wants to have a character executed for intruding on his meeting unannounced.
  • Oh hey, you put a regular axe through my car? Okay. I'll just spend my entire savings putting a giant axe through your car.
  • There's a video floating around of a girl who's supposedly pissed off that her boyfriend plays so many video games, so she takes his Xbox 360 outside and tries to bust it up with a golf club-tries being the operative word, because she has no idea how to swing the thing, so it really amounts more to gentle taps; her initial careless toss to the ground does more damage. Then comes the follow-up video, where the boyfriend objects to her mistreatment of his Xbox, so he takes her laptop and shows her how to really swing, demolishing the computer's screen in one blow.
  • Don't pay rent in Toki's house, she puts a curse on you or she sues you and leaves you homeless. However, this is arguable, seeing as Giselle wasn't nice a person and had probably taken advantage of Toki's mental illnesses (the fact that Toki never did seem to remember why she let her live there in the first place supports this), in which case she probably had it coming, doulbly so since she was warned beforehand.