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.
In Peach's Revenge, after Bowser successfully manages to kill Mario, Peach makes it her mission in life to destroy everything that he holds dear, starting with burning his Koopaling henchmen alive.
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.
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 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.
Doctor XX (she pronounces it "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.
GoAnimate videos where a person is Grounded will invoke this trope heavily. It doesn't matter how minor the offense is, expect the person being punished by being grounded for an impossibly long time. This is the start, though - many videos have shown the target being expelled from school for getting a math problem wrong, toys destroyed for playing sick and even outright killed.
The machinima series Hard Justice is all about a police force that dishes these out to people. Got your music on too loud? Turn it down or you'll get a rocket to the face...point blank. Of course, it's all part of the Big Bad's plan to have the most ineffective law enforcement possible so his criminal actions goes unnoticed and unpunished.
"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 Insanity Wolf Image Macro sometimes depicts extreme acts of revenge on petty things. Here are some examples:12◊ 3◊
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.
In the "The Golden Sins Of Horror Games" episode of The Jimquisition, Jimsaw has put Phillip Spengler of Microsoft's X-Box division in an ironic deathtrap, wherein he has to walk barefoot across a bed of razor-sharp broken Doritos to get a key to free himself from a device that will drown him in Mountain Dew, because his company has created and encouraged a culture of corporate thralldom and rampant, mindless consumerism. Cliff Blezinski is behind the real trap, having given Jimsaw all the tools he needed to create the deathtrap to get him to lay a bed of razor-sharp broken Doritos between himself and freedom, all because he gave Gears of War 3 an 8 out of 10 rating.
In Bacon Flavoured Thoughts! by Matt Santoro, Matt says that disliking bacon should be punishable by death.
This basically Master Zen's arc in Noob. He ended up in jail and hence lost his command of the Noob guild due to his own Hair-Trigger Temper (though he blames it on the guildmate whose act of idiocy caused him to commit Accidental Murder in real life). When he escapes and wants the guild command back, everyone prefers Arthéon's command over his. As retaliation, he kindaps Arthéon's player in the webseries version, attempts to kill Omega Zell and Sparadrap's players in the comic version and [[spolier:frames Gaea for the act that causes Fantöm to be permanently deleted, turning their whole faction against them]] in all versions of the story.
In "Toad's Mistake 3", Toad eats some Sara Lee Cheesecake, a dish that Shrekeats constantly. Shrek chases him while holding a knife, gives him a swirly, craps on him, and murders him in a blender.
Principal Steinbeck once gave Toad a violent beating all over a paper ball.
In "Black Yoshi's Job", when Black Yoshi has to babysit Bowser Junior, he pulls out his gun and shoots Junior's toys when Junior makes him play with one tiny dinosaur against his many bigger ones. He also threatens to pull out his gun again when Junior won't let him play with his Thomas the Tank Engine toy, and even shoots Toad when they play doctor.
In "Black Yoshi's Call of Duty: Black Ops III!", when Mario buys Black Yoshi a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3Wii U bundlenote which does not exist in real life and was created solely for the video instead of the PS4 bundle, Black Yoshi destroys the Wii U by shooting it with a crossbow and threatens to kill Mario if he doesn't get him the PS4 bundle.
In "Jeffy's Mistake!", both Jeffy and Black Yoshi fell victim to this. The former destroyed the latter's Xbox One by tossing it out a three-story window after dying in a game of Grand Theft Auto, and the latter tied up the former and stuffed a grenade in his mouth for doing so.
In a youtube video called "Singing Session with The Great Samuel" the titular Samuel forces two people (Nitrotech and Solaris respectively) to sing under the threat of their steam getting hacked.
In the same video, Samuel says this to Solaris:
Slam Jam Sam:Solaris, you shut the fuck up while Nitro is singing. If I hear you cutting Nitrotech while he's singing...I will fucking kill you.
In the Whateley Universe, this is pretty much standard practice, which can't be too surprising, given that most of the stories involve several hundred emotionally-overcharged teen superbeings, many of whom believe Violence Really Is the Answer.
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 on the 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 a 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.
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's 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.
The supervillain Accord's Super OCD is so strong that he wants to have a character executed for intruding on his meeting unannounced.
After Bakuda triggered, she held her university hostage with bombs for not giving her a perfect grade. Later, after the Undersiders beat her, her ego is so bruised that she carries out a bombing campaign against random Brockton Bay citizens, killing fifty people.
Oh hey, you put a regular axe through my car? Okay. I'll just spend my entire savings putting a giant axe through yourcar.
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.