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    Music 
  • Neil Young lets you know just how evil the FBI agents are in Greendale. When they break into the Greens' home looking for "evidence" after Sun's arrest, Sun's kitten scratches one of the men, who promptly shoots it dead and leaves it at the foot of Sun's bed.

    Newspaper Comics 
  • The would-be-governor villain of the season from this Mark Trail storyline decided to cement his evilness by kicking the proverbial pet deer.
  • Little Orphan Annie: While it wasn't the first sign that she was no good, the fact that Trixie Tinkle kicked Sandy established that she didn't actually like Annie.
  • Garfield occasionally kicks Odie.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • A very common Heel tactic is to draw heat by either ambushing the Face during a match, during interviews or non-wrestling ringside appearances when the Face often has his or her guard down. Chris Jericho, Randy Orton and a couple others have made a career out of doing this tactic.
  • Triple H from WWE Monday Night Raw joked about this trope saying, "I'm gonna beat Batista like a bag of puppies."
  • Authority figures in Professional Wrestling often Kick the Dog by placing commentators, referees, valets, and other non-wrestlers into wrestling matches with particularly brutal heels (villains), who then proceed to demolish the hapless non-wrestler with glee. This is a sort of double-dog-kick, as it serves as a kick-the-dog moment for both the authority figure and the wrestler who does his dirty work.
  • During his Iraqi-sympathizer heel run in 1991, Sgt Slaughter once kicked and beat a ring paramedic with his swagger stick after Slaughter had already pummeled his hapless opponent (a Jobber) so badly he "required medical attention," helping to push Slaughter as a Monster Heel.
  • More literal, in order to make it more acceptable to the marks for Triple H to bury WWE Champion Chris Jericho at WrestleMania X-8, HHH forced Jericho to look after HHH's dog, Lucy. It didn't go well.
    • A Real Life example for Jericho: after years of being denied a push in WCW, a gift from his girlfriend (action figure set of him and Kayfabe rival Dean Malenko) showed up on his receipt as Hulk Hogan and Sting, meaning that Hogan and Sting got all the residuals from selling Jericho and Malenko toys.
  • Another method for this involves a tag team or stable splitting with one member pulling a Face-Heel Turn and absolutely brutalizing his partner for whatever petty reason the new villain has been stewing over. Examples include Edge and Christian, Shawn Michaels and Marty Janetty, the Hardys (at least twice), Jericho and the WWE team during Survivor Series 2001, Rey Mysterio Jr/Eddie Guerrero (again, at least twice), Rey Mysterio Jr/Chavo Guerrero, Wrestling/Rey Mysterio Jr/Spike Dudley...
    • Let's not even go into how many of these Rey's gotten. The Big Show slamming him into the turnbuckle while in a stretcher, Eddie Guerrero's brutal Face-Heel Turn...really sucks to be the smallest fish in a tank full of piranhas, especially when the Cruiserweight Title's been dropped.
  • Randy Orton from 2006 onwards. Talk about a Generation Xerox...and he takes it one step further by having a punt as his other Finishing Move.
  • Matt Hardy turned on his brother Jeff by knocking him in the head and costing him his first-ever WWE Championship against their mortal enemy, Edge. Jeff refused to fight him. Matt verbally assaulted and berated Jeff for two weeks and beat up a mutual friend mercilessly. Jeff refused to fight him. Matt called Jeff out and backhanded him to the ground. Jeff refused to fight him. Matt cost Jeff a chance to be in the Money In The Bank Ladder Match at Wrestlemania 25. Jeff STILL refused to fight him. Then Matt came out, carrying the burnt collar of Jeff's dead dog, and admitted he was the one who had killed Jeff's dog (and burnt his house and tried to kill him several times, but it was mostly about the dog here). At this point, Jeff finally snaps and proceeds to open the proverbial can of whoopass.
  • John Laurinaitis big time on the 12/05/2011 episode of Raw by forcing a Sadistic Choice on John Cena, forcing him to choose between getting a WWE Title Shot for himself or giving his close friend Zack Ryder a chance to get a shot at the US Championship he's been hunting for a long time. When Cena chooses to give Ryder his shot, Laurinaitis puts the already tired Ryder against Mark Henry in a No-Disqualification Match, making it clear he had no intention to give Ryder a fair chance and intended to screw Cena.
    • Laurinaitis is getting good at these. On the 4/6/2012 episode of Friday Night Smackdown, after winning control over both Raw and Smackdown, he offered Teddy Long a job after Teddy told him to drop dead. Not so bad, right? The dog-kicking came when he said that if he didn't accept the job, he'd cut off the college fund Teddy's grandchildren were getting. (The condition was that the college fund was controlled by the Smackdown general manager, which Laurinaitis now was.) And to add insult to injury Laurinaitis made Teddy say that he (Laurinaitis) was better than him.
  • There have been a few examples of women wrestlers being forced to take on male wrestlers in singles matches, usually as punishment for a minor offense and/or for the male wrestler's sadistic pleasure. One of the most famous examples of the former was when WWE Diva Maria bumped into Eric Bischoff and spilled coffee over his jacket; Bischoff immediately demanded that Maria wrestler sadistic madman Umaga, and if she refused she would be fired. Maria (predictably) was beaten to a pulp ... until John Cena ran into the ring and knocked Umaga out of the ring just before he was able to finish her off.
    • During her occassional face runs, Stephanie McMahon has had to wrestle Brock Lesnar and her father, Vince McMahon, the storyline always being that she was to assert her independence, and the heels (Lesnar and McMahon) accepting ... and creating match-types (usually, no holds barred) to hurt Stephanie as much as possible.
    • Actually subverted on the March 30 (taped March 28) episode of WWE SmackDown. Vince, in an attempt to punish Stephanie for her Heel Turn and association with Triple H, put her in a match against the WWE Women's Champion Jacqueline. The match consisted of Jacqueline chasing Stephanie in and out of the ring until Stephanie's DeGeneration X cohort Tori (Terri Poch) DDT'd Jackie. That this turned out to be a really bad idea was evident when Stephanie clearly had no idea what she was supposed to do and had to be TOLD that she needed to cover Jackie, something that had not been seen on WWE TV since Kamala's babyface run in 1993, and for completely different reasons. Of course, she won the title in her FIRST EVER match.
  • The Divas of Doom Beth Phoenix and Natalya really enjoy hurting the Face divas especially The Woobie AJ Lee, Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres.
    • To be more specific, Beth normally will announce "it's cry time" and lock said Diva in a painful looking submission hold while Natalya holds the microphone up to her face so the crowd can hear her scream.
  • Ted DiBiase offers $500 to a small boy to dribble a basketball 15 times, then kicks it out from under him at the 14th bounce.

    Tabletop Games 
  • This scene in the continuing examples in Bliss Stage:
    Keenan Caine: Man, Sara is getting all girly and clingy and shit...lousy lay, too.
    Josh Preston: Fuck. That. Noise.
  • It happens all the time Warhammer 40,000. Kick the Dog barely begins to describe the treatment of choice for civilians, cute fluffy critters, and planets in this supremely fucked-up universe. Even Moral Event Horizon barely begins to cover it.
  • In Magic: The Gathering's Weatherlight saga, Greven il-Vec threw Vhati il-Dal overboard. The set's designers admitted that they created Vhati just so Greven could kill him and show how evil he was.
  • The example for Mind Control in Hero System 5th edition is a hypnotist ordering a Flying Brick to kick a puppy. Fortunately, it doesn't work.
    Mighty Man then uses his Phase to dispose of two of Hypnosís henchmen who are bent on causing the puppy harm.
  • The goblins of the Pathfinder RPG often come off as insanely clownish, what with their singing and antics and pyromania. Some players might forget that they're hateful and sadistic as well, until they demonstrate their absolute glee in killing horses and domestic dogs, which goblins consider to be mortal enemies.
    • In the gamemaster's guide, a section on determining the game's tone suggests taking care with potentially sensitive topics like sexual slavery, drug pushing, or violence against children and animals - some players might find their inclusion in a game to be tasteless, but they can be used to make a villain truly worthy of a righteous beatdown. The illustration on the page is a goblin standing triumphantly over the bloody body of a small dog.

    Theatre 
  • In Assassins, Sarah Jane Moore shoots her dog for barking, then stuffs the dead dog in her purse — but it's Played for Laughs. As far as marking her as a credible threat goes, Sarah Jane's real Kick the Dog moment is when she turns her gun on her infant son, because he wanted an ice-cream. Thankfully, she doesn't pull the trigger.
  • William Shakespeare's character Iago in Othello, encouraging the evil deeds of his henchman Roderigo: "...drown cats and blind puppies..."
  • Again in MacBeth: one of the witches has a ship tempest-tossed "sennights nine times nine" simply because the captain's wife told her to fuck off.
  • In Dream Girl, Clark is in the middle of torturing a cat when Georgina shoots him in her revenge fantasy Dream Sequence.
  • Team Starkid examples:
    • In "A Very Potter Sequel", Umbridge is telling Harry that Sirius is going to be sentenced to the Dementor's Kiss, which kills the victim in Starkid's interpretation. She then happily says "and maybe he can say hi to your parents!"
    • Lucius doesn't even have to be present to do this. In a letter to his father, Draco says that Lucius can feel free to write back at any time, even though he hasn't written a single letter all year.
    • Lucius also takes the drawing Draco made (that includes a picture of him in the background proudly saying "That's my son!") and crumples it up, before throwing it in Draco's face.
    • In Me and My Dick, instead of comforting Joey after his failed proposal, Joey's Heart calls him fat and ugly.
    • Twisted: Ja'far's pregnant wife is taken away from him by the Sultan. Before he can do anything to get her back, she dies. Ja'far is also hated by everybody in the kingdom and everything that goes wrong is promptly blamed on him.
  • In Twice Charmed, Anastasia and Drizella torment Cinderella as Franco prepares to shrink her.
  • In Urinetown Mister Cladwell's second Villain Song, Don't Be the Bunny is about this, with a healthy dose of Refuge in Audacity.

    Toys 
  • The Piraka in BIONICLE would occasionally kill animals for fun. Chiara, supposedly one of the good guys, had a scene where she casually killed a lizard with her electricity powers just to make a point. Because of this trope, many fans assumed it was foreshadowing a darker side to her personality, but Word of God states that this is not the case.

    Web Animation 
  • Appears on Homestar Runner, in Teen Girl Squad Issue 11. So-and-So is getting chewed out by her obnoxious manager at Shirt Folding Store when the manager is suddenly punched out by an astronaut ("MEET A FIST!"). The explanation for this behavior?
    Astronaut: *ckhk* She killed my dog.
    So-and-So: Um... 'kay.
    • Also referenced in the Strong Bad Email rated, where Strong Bad claims that some of his favorite movies have been banned in Transylvania, "where you're required by law to eat puppies for breakfast."
    • Strong Bad is also known to kick The Cheat, even though he's not really a bad guy.
    • In another Strong Bad Email, for kids, on his kids' show, Strong Bad invites children to play "Where's The Cheat?" with him:
    Strong Bad: All right, dumb children. Find The Cheat!
    (The Cheat peeks out from behind a box.)
    Kids: (half-coherent) He's over there. Right there.
    Strong Bad: Um, no, he's behind the box. No, he's not even behind the box, he's barely obscured by the box. (getting upset) Look, The Cheat is behind the freakin' BOX! (screaming) HE'S BEHIND THE BOX!! I'LL KILL YA!! I'LL KILL ALL YOUR DOGS!!!
  • Richard kicks a dog.
  • Flint, Big Bad of Bunnykill 4, does this big time when he kills Ruby, Snowball's potential love interest. Oddly enough, this makes him the only Big Bad of the series to do something truly villainous onscreen.
    • As of Bunnykill 5, Smoke has joined the dog-kicking party. He has Snowball's friend Dust injected with Psycho Serum, turning him Brainwashed and Crazy and ultimately leading to Snowball's death. For added dick points, he also betrays his partner Professor Sludge, the designer of the serum, leaving him to become Dust's first victim. The second half also has him throwing his own mooks into Dust's way to save his own hide. Not that it helps him in the end.

    Web Comics 
  • In Homestuck, Vriska initially seems like a jerk, a fact which is proven when she mind-controls Tavros to jump off a cliff while taunting him.
    • In the Act 6 Act 3 intermission flash, Cronus acts pretty creepily to Meenah, but his really earns his status as a Jerkass when he goes off on an abusive rant to Mituna for something that very clearly wasn't his fault.

    Web Original 
  • General Ryde in Engines of Creation kills one of his own men by crushing his skull with his boot for being so stupid as to get injured.

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