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[[caption-width-right:250:A new kind of hate crime.]]

->''"Hate is as good as any to keep a man going. Better than most."''
-->-- '''Sandor Clegane''', ''Series/GameOfThrones''

Hate gives you power and fuel to move you. What you do with hate depends on who you are. Sometimes hate makes us change things because we are angry and see they don't work like this. [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim Sometimes it makes you murder someone and makes you the villain]]. Sometimes, when the villain gloats at your poor dead dog, he makes a mortal enemy. Then there are the times when you are just furious at [[CrapsackWorld how horrible the world is]] and thus, with The Power Of Hate, a [[KnightInSourArmor hero is born]] ([[OmnicidalManiac or a villain]])

Not to be confused with UnstoppableRage and/or RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Those two tropes are more about rage, not hatred. Rage always burns hot, and comes in pulses, whereas hatred can be cold, and last forever. Rage is a state of heightened emotional activation, much like lust, whereas hatred is a persistent emotional state, like love. In both cases, the former lends itself more to berserking, and the latter to thought and planning.

Often, this trope is what causes two people to become [[ArchEnemy Arch Enemies]]. Differing goals can cause a hero and a villain to fight (after all, when one person wants to SaveTheWorld and the other wants to TakeOverTheWorld, there's bound to be conflict), but the development of an unrelenting, personal hatred allows a great enmity, [[FoeYay just like a great romance]], to persist for years, turning fights into intensely [[ItsPersonal personal]] clashes, inducing [[MotiveDecay obsession over one another even when they aren't actively fighting,]] and causing the villain (if blessed with JokerImmunity) to try to destroy their enemy again and again and again, no matter how many times their plans end in failure.

Contrast with ThePowerOfLove and ThePowerOfFriendship. Compare and contrast with TranquilFury, which is similar in practice. See also WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity, which this trope more often than not leads to. While it could be argued that even pure heroes are driven by a hatred of evil and injustice, but this trope is about when hatred is explicitly a driving force in some manner.



* Honda's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KagSgWKaE_8 Grrr]] advert, featuring a cheery song about how hating something makes you change it to something better.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Fiamma of the Right is powered up by the malice of his enemies. [[spoiler: This is why he triggered WorldWarIII. He declared the world his enemy, and the malice the conflict would cause would power him up enough to wipe it out. He still loses in the end, as the human race is ultimately not as evil as he thought.]]
* Eren Yeager from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is fueled purely by his hatred for the Titans. His [[spoiler:first transformation into a Titan]], as well as many transformations after, come forth after he claims he'll slaughter the Titans, either as a whole or certain individuals who have earned his scorn. When practicing [[spoiler:his transformations]] in a controlled environment, he finds they aren't as successful. He can't just make it happen on command; he needs a purpose in mind (and that purpose is usually incredibly bloody). As far as targets for passive, everlasting hatred goes, special mention has to go to [[spoiler:Reiner Braun, after the reveal that he's the Armored Titan]].
* Guts from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is loaded with this. Yes, yes. He's known as the poster child of UnstoppableRage in some circles, and he justly has that too, but it would be best to describe his feelings toward the Godhand and Apostles in general as rage, since he'll slice and dice Apostles without much thought to it when he is in his [[TheBerserker berserker rage]], and his feelings toward Griffith - the man who betrayed Guts and took everything of value from him - as ''hatred'', since his feelings about Griffith are on a more [[ItsPersonal personal level]]. His hatred for Griffith and what he did to him [[spoiler: the number one reason being that Griffith brutally raped his lover, Casca, and [[ForcedToWatch forced Guts to watch]] after he [[HopeSpot thwarted every attempt]] Guts made to save her in time - [[ForTheEvulz and all out of pure spite]]]] is what drove Guts to go on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, and his EnemyWithin, a {{Hellhound}} beast, constantly fueled Guts' hatred. However, this was later deconstructed by Godo when Casca turned up missing and Guts [[NeverMyFault started to blame everyone but himself]], [[WhatTheHellHero and was told that hate was where a man went when he was really sad and afraid.]] After some [[MyGreatestFailure self-reflection]], Guts finally put his hatred aside, as it was displaced by [[ThePowerOfLove the love he had for Casca]]. Guts' love for Casca and [[FindTheCure his hopes of seeing her cured]] of her insanity is the driving force of the story now, and is the only thing that is preventing Guts from succumbing to his [[EnemyWithin darker]] [[SuperPoweredEvilSide nature.]]
* ''Manga/BlackButler''. Earl Phantomhive is driven by hatred and anger, not to mention the need for revenge. It is this quality that allows him to command his invincible BattleButler, Sebastian - and, most impressively, shrug off a LotusEaterMachine later in the series. An angel attempted to 'revise' his past, showing him his now-dead parents welcoming him back with open arms, telling him to let go of his hatred and just join them in love and happiness. He refuses, turning his back on them to continue pursuing vengeance for both their fates and his own, thus allowing him to escape with his memories and sanity intact.
* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', [[MadScientist Dae]] believes the Claymores' power is dependent on the hate they feel towards the yoma flesh implanted in their bodies. That's why the Organization preferred to use children who had suffered extreme yoma-related trauma, to the point that they would ''create'' such situations if necessary, for their Claymore experiments. Dae also believes that this is why Priscilla is practically a PhysicalGod. [[spoiler:When she killed her yoma-mutated dad, she somehow knew it really was her father and not a shapeshifting monster. She repressed the memories, but the lingering self-loathing was so strong that it made her the most powerful Awakened Being ever.]]
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'':
** It's explained that the only reason Gatomon was able to survive the years of abuse she suffered under Myotismon was by clinging to her hatred of him. What's more, the only logical explanation why [[spoiler:Myotismon has been able to return from the dead three times]] must be his hatred toward the Digidestined.
** His hatred for the Digidestined was what allowed [[spoiler:Etemon]] to not only endure his banishment in Hell for (in digital world time) centuries after his fight with [[spoiler:Metalgreymon]], but also to escape it and CameBackStrong as [[spoiler:Metaletemon]].
* In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Takato Matsuki is so filled with hate and loathing towards [[spoiler:Beelzemon after he killed Jeri's partner, Leomon, that he angrily orders [=WarGrowlmon=] to digivolve into his Mega-form. Fueled by Takato's hatred, [=WarGrowlmon=] succeeds and digivolves into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Megidramon]], an evil Digimon so powerful that its very existence threatens to send the Digital World into Armageddon]].
* One of the antagonists of the ''Stardust Crusaders'' arc of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is Devo, a Native American assassin whose Stand works under this principle: the more hatred he feels for the person he is to kill, the more powerful Ebony Devil (the Stand in question) gets. In order to fuel his hatred, he provokes his opponent into beating him up as much as possible, then ducks out to let his Stand do the dirty work.
* ''Franchise/DragonBall''
** Along with a lot of anger, it was Goku's hatred of Frieza that allowed him to become a Super Saiyan. However, his heart surprisingly remained pure even after that, as seen later in the anime where he and his son are shown to be able to use the flying nimbus with no problem (for those who don't know, only someone with a pure heart is allowed to use the flying nimbus).
** Earlier in the series, it was Goku's need for revenge along with his hatred towards Piccolo that kept him going throughout the King Piccolo Saga.
** Vegeta attributes this to his becoming a Super Saiyan since it's said that a pure heart is needed to transform. [[PureIsNotGood Vegeta claimed that his heart is pure evil]]. This makes no sense, because Vegeta later becomes a better person, but his heart isn't completely pure. Despite that, he was still able to go super saiyan, wich proves that having a pure heart of good or a pure heart of evil isn't required to become a super saiyan at all.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', Baby practicality runs on his hatred of the Saiyan race. His [[UnholyNuke Revenge Death Ball]] technique gathers the hatred of every person on the planet to power it, kind of like an evil Spirit Bomb.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler: Future Trunks's hatred of Black, and Black's Nazi-esque plans, is what pushed Trunks to gaining a new Super Saiyan form. [[FusionDance Merged Zamasu]], on the other hand, uses his hatred of mortals to unleash first a BodyHorror transformation, then outright becomes an EldritchAbomination that [[GeniusLoci infects Future Trunks' timeline]]]].
** Also in ''Super'', Watagash is a PuppeteerParasite that increases its host's power proportional to the amount of hatred they possess. An ordinary bank robber was able to very briefly keep up with Gohan. Barry Khan, also an ordinary human, hated Gohan so much that he eventually transforms into a {{Kaiju}} who can slap Gohan around, at least until Gohan goes Super Saiyan.
* [[FunctionalMagic Nen]] in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' can work like this. Nen abilities keep working after the user's death, and Nen curses, who target an individual and ussually have conditions to remove it, become even worse and harder to remove if whoever casted the curse dies holding a grudge against the cursed person.
** Since Nen is partially fueled by emotions, and it becomes stronger if you attach restrictions to it, a lot of characters managed to become very powerful against people they hate. Kurapika got an insanely powerful ability thanks to his hate to the Genei Ryodan, despite them being all PersonsOfMassDestruction, and the restriction of only using the ability against them.
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', [[spoiler: the Vindice are former Arcobaleno that have had their Pacifiers taken away, and with them their Flames. While most die from this, some draw enough willpower from hate to keep living, replacing their lost flames with the [[ElementNumberSix eight Flame,]] the Flame of Night.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Kurohime}}'', hate is a literal power source. The resident [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angel]] holds on to her power and sanity by clinging to her hate of Kurohime. The eponymous heroine is powered by hate: she crystallizes [[spoiler: the anger of the ghosts of all of the people she's killed ([[RageAgainstTheHeavens in her quest to kill the gods]])]] into a power source known as the Black God Tree. And, yes, it's pretty powerful.
* This is the premise of any Eclipse infectees in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', especially Hückebein.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Magia Erebea runs on it. Well, all dark emotions, really.
* In ''LightNovel/MaouNoHajimekata'' the resident VillainProtagonist Aur employed a NetorareGenre gamble step by step, as if he had a guide book, against [[spoiler:Alan the Warrior, he corrupted through sexual assault and mind manipulation Alan’s three female companions, making sure to show it to him later, then Aur had one of the girls behead Alan, using Alan’s torrent of surging hatred for being betrayed to then resurrect him as a powerful ally, a Dullahan]].
* In the ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' anime, BigBad Moo draws power from others' hatred. After revealing this to the Searchers, he then takes advantage of it by torturing [[spoiler:Pixie]] in front of them. [[spoiler:This backfires when the sheer force of their hatred ''drives him insane''.]]
* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' invokes and deconstructs the Power of Hate: It is invoked by Megumi when she tries to curse TheRival Miki nailing a [[VoodooDoll wara ningyo]] to a sacred tree. Every time she drops the hammer, she screams “hate!” and we see a PhotoMontage of Miki bullying her. Also deconstructed: the Power of Hate's only use is to destroy Megumi’s life: She knows that cursing a person is an act so horrible, and has a GuiltComplex so big, that she mistakes a depressed teacher for the StringyHairedGhostGirl of TheRing. HilarityEnsues.
-->'''Megumi:''' ''Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate!! [[ThisIsUnforgivable I will not forgive you,]] [[LastNameUltimatum Onimaru Miki!]] [[LargeHam Hate!!!]]''
* Sasuke of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fame has said his hate makes him stronger, [[UpToEleven which it literally does]]. Naturally, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity it's taken a toll on his sanity]]. [[spoiler: According to Tobirama, the Sharingan and Mangekyo Sharingan manifest as a form of this and ThePowerOfLove. To be more precise, the Sharigan manifests when someone an Uchiha loves dies or apparently betrays them, causing them to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge grow increasingly enraged at the world]]. The more the Uchiha in question grows to hate, the more powerful the Sharigan becomes, but also more [[SanitySlippage unstable the user's psyche]]. This is at least one reason why all the important Uchiha we've met are evil (Madara), broken (Itachi) or both (Tobi).]]
* Lucia has a bone to pick with the whole planet in ''Manga/RaveMaster''. Even though his main goal is to get to the original world, he's willing to take the chance he gets to destroy the world everyone lives in first. For bonus points, the final form of his sword is powered by his hatred.
* [[ArcVillain Yukishiro Enishi]] of ''Manga/{{Rurouni Kenshin}}'' has this in ''spades''. Ever since [[spoiler: Kenshin unwittingly killed his sister Tomoe right in front of his eyes]], he has hated [[spoiler: Kenshin]] ''so much'' to the point where his brain maintained a constant active state ''even during sleep''. His brain fed and functioned on that hatred alone, to the point where the constant brain activity triggered his nerves to grow thicker. This has given him the 'Nerves of Insanity', an ability that buffs all of his senses to a ridiculous degree. Whilst very powerful, it is essentially a [[GlassCannon double-edged sword...]]
* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', all [[OmnicidalManiac Mazoku]] [[EmotionEater feed on negative emotions]]. The more they hate you, and the more you hate them, the stronger they get.
* Giriko from ''Manga/SoulEater'' is an endless wellspring of hatred and bloodlust, and [[spoiler: Arachne's death at Soul and Maka's hands]] gives him even more of a reason to hate the duo to the point that their next meeting is an absolute curb-stomping in his favor. [[spoiler: He's ultimately defeated by being driven to hate the duo so much that his soul can't contain it and literally ''explodes''.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Unico}} In The Island Of Magic'', the main antagonist Lord Kuruku is made of this trope and manages to play it straight to an almost scary level. He used to be a puppet who was abused and eventually thrown away by the children who owned him. After awhile, he became animate and became an evil sorcerer who would turn humans into puppets. Eventually, once all his hate is removed, he turns back into a lifeless child's toy as it was the only thing keeping him alive.
* Discussed in ''Manga/XxxHolic'' regarding Kohane's mother. It's revealed that because she wanted to get revenge on [[spoiler: her husband who cheated on her and abandoned her and her daughter]], through time, her wish for revenge eventually not only hurt her target but also affected her daughter and herself, making their lives miserable.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Thief King Bakura's Diabound was fueled by his immeasurable hatred for the Pharaoh and those who supported him.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' presents to us Tron / Vetrix, a being who is fueled by his hatred and desire for Revenge against Dr. Faker [[spoiler: due to having been betrayed and cast into a parallel dimension where his body was slowly eaten away into its current form; He even spelled out flat that it was his intense hatred for the Dr. that gave the him the strength of will needed to never give up and to go on his way into the parallel world until he finds a way to get home and make Faker pay.]] Not only that, but he used his Chessmaster / ManipulativeBastard skills to play everyone around him, including his own sons, to gather enormous quantities of rage, which is required to control his ultimate Number card 69, Heraldry Crest, which was considered god-like in the anime.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' has Yusaku Fujiki, ''the protagonist himself''. He ''hates'' the Knights of Hanoi so much, he created a virtual alias known as Playmaker for the ''sole'' purpose of destroying them. Yusaku even captured Ai, the mysterious life form both SOL Technologies and the Knights of Hanoi were searching known as Ignis, just to use him as a hostage to get the Knights' attention.
* ''Manga/ZatchBell'': The counterpart of Tia's spell Saifojio, which is a [[HealingShiv healing sword fueled by friendship]], is Chajiru Saifodon, a sword that grows stronger and scarier by feeding off Tia's anger and hate. What caused her to discover this spell for the first time? [[spoiler:A mamodo who kept flipping her skirt to see her panties]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* A less lethal example than most, the origin story of [[spoiler: Flintheart Glomgold]] in ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck''. After betraying and robbing Scrooge when they first meet in Africa, Scrooge tracks him down and humiliates him before the whole town, before having him thrown in jail for theft. Scrooge never learns his name, but [[spoiler: Glomgold]] is furious and swears to dedicate his life to revenge. He spends the following 40-odd years amassing a fortune of his own, for the sole purpose of eventually destroying Scrooge. He never reveals this to Scrooge when they meet again, who believes his rival is just a greedy jerk.
* The [[PsychoRangers G7]] iteration of ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' ran up against a bunch of reality-altering supervillains who tried to turn them into the real Authority. Their enemy's plot fell apart because the thoroughly-homophobic Last Call refused to become the openly-gay Midnighter.
-->'''Colonel:''' Congratulations, mate. Your homophobia saved the world.
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** Batman himself. In some of his incarnations, the hate for the villain that killed his parents drives him to be the Batman. (Other incarnations are more about justice, or protecting people.)
** Upon his return after being assumed dead due to a bomb, Black Spider claimed that it was the hate against his duplicitous weapons supplier what gave him the strength to survive and reach a hospital.
** The Joker himself, after being catatonic for years in ''The Dark Knight Returns'', snaps out of it when he hears of Batman's return. Although given Joker's... [[HoYay complicated]] characterization towards Batman, this may be a subversion.
** Hush's sole purpose for living is to {{Troll}} Bruce Wayne out of resentment for him having the life he wanted.
* Shortly after ComicBook/BrandNewDay [[SpiderMan J. Jonah Jameson's]] stress started severely threatening his health. After being hospitalized once for this, he tried several relaxation techniques to help him, until he discovered one that worked: Whenever the stress would start to get to him he repeated to himself "I will not die before Spider-Man."
* Doctor Doom. His never-ending, all-consuming, obsessive hatred of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] is what gave him the drive to become Creator/{{Marvel}}'s most iconic supervillain of all time.
* As Dracula recounts his imprisonment in Sultan Murad's dungeons in ''Comicbook/DraculaLives'', he notes that while his more "feeble-minded" brother Radu couldn't survive in those conditions, his own hate kept him alive through the ordeal.
* [[Franchise/GreenLantern The Red Lantern Corps]] is fueled by hatred and rage, specifically hatred and rage driven by personal loss of someone emotionally close to them.
-->'''Atrocitus:''' Do you hate? The most powerful hate is not born out of ignorance or prejudice or a perceived threat. Those three are fear in disguise. The fury that fuels my corps ignites from personal pain. Those whose lives were ravaged by greed, lust and control wield the crimson light. The rings replaced our damaged hearts. They beat for them. And they keep us alive only to hate. But at least we live.
** Atrocitus hates the Guardians of the Universe, since their Manhunters destroyed his family. He became so blinded by rage that he murdered four of his friends and became the first Red Lantern.
** Bleeze was raped by a group of men for being condescending, and had her wings cut off. Her hatred for them made her a Red Lantern.
** Dex-Starr led a happy life with his owner, before she was murdered, the police uncaringly kicked him out of his home and a group of children tried to kill him.
** Rankorr suppressed his rage all his life, but let it out when his brother was beaten to death by the police.
** Supergirl finally had enough of being pushed around by everyone, from H'El to her roommate (which was actually Kara's fault to begin with), and just stopped caring and let it all out.
* ComicBook/IronMan foes are a varied bunch, but they are all driven by their burning hatred of Tony Stark. The Mandarin Rings in particular are programmed to do nothing but make Tony Stark suffer and choose people who either already hate Tony or could be goaded into hating Tony.
* After surviving being stripped to the bone by magical fires, Juggernaut stomps up to his attacker, saying that [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow nothing could allow him to survive it normally]]. [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/sifu1/mystic1.jpg Nothing but hate.]]
* Despero, a foe of the ComicBook/JusticeLeague and of the ComicBook/MartianManhunter, is driven by unadulterated rage - [[TranquilFury tempered]] by a certain amount of cold cunning and pure hatred. Martian Manhunter once defeated him by using his mental powers to make Despero hallucinate killing all the heroes, at which point he declared he was satisfied and let go of all his hate and anger, regressing to a baby. Unfortunately, when he found out he had been tricked, his hate and anger came back and he returned to normal.
* In the famous ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' "Great Darkness Saga," the restored clone of Orion says to Darkseid "I live father... and live to '''hate'''!" Subverted in that Darkseid proceeds to destroy him.
* Also in ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'', there was Omega, who was the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification embodiment of hate.]] The insane villain [[OmnicidalManiac Brainiac 5]] wanted to use the [[RealityWarper Miracle Machine]] to destroy the universe, but he could not envision destruction that big (something required for using the device) so he used the Machine to create a being that could, resulting in Omega. A [[EnergyBeing being of pure energy]], Omega shrugged off a punch from Mon-El (who is as strong as Franchise/{{Superman}}) as if it were nothing and then knocked the hero out with one casual slap. They might not have stopped them at all, had Brainiac 5 not given himself and the source of the problem away by demanding to rule the universe in exchange for its safety. They agreed [[SanityHasAdvantages (they had no intention of keeping this promise)]] and knowing where he and the Machine was, sent Matter Eater Lad to dispose of it; even so, they had to destroy their own headquarters simply to slow Omega down, and Matter Eater Lad was driven insane by eating the device (which could not otherwise be destroyed) but omega ceased to exist when he did.
* At his worst, ComicBook/LexLuthor is driven purely by his IrrationalHatred of Franchise/{{Superman}}. The idea of dying before Superman does sickens Lex to the point that he will force himself to cheat death.
* It is made clear that ComicBook/{{Magneto}} focuses his power through hatred of those who'd persecute his people (Jews and Mutants).
* In a WhatIf story of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' the Evronians weaponized it, creating a new breed of {{Super Soldier}}s from [[spoiler:Angus Fangus]] that has the strength to tear through tank armour ''bare-handed'' and is fueled by the negative emotions of the enemy-including hatred. This is also part of the safety the Evronians put in them: they have an incredibly accelerated metabolism that weaken them extremely fast if they aren't feeding, meaning that the emotionally crippled Evronians have nothing to fear from them... And Paperinik and a force of US Army soldiers defeat them by [[SheatheYourSword stopping the fight and thinking about happy things]] when [[EvilGloating their leader gloats about their hate making them stronger]].
* The Saint of Killers from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' used his hatred to survive the torture of Hell and freeze it over, eventually letting Satan release him so he could continue acting on his hatred in the name of God.
* When Gallows jumps after a jetpack-wearing mook in ''Comicbook/ThePunisher2099'', he brushes aside the fact he doesn't have one himself:
--> "I don't need a jetpack -- all I need is '''hate'''!"
* The ComicBook/RedSkull became one of the Marvel Universe's most horrible and dreaded supervillains thanks to his burning hatred of ''everything''. Nazism just gave him a focus for the anger and resentment he felt towards life. It even carries him beyond ''death'' as seen in ComicBook/MarvelZombies. When all other zombified heroes and villains are driven only by their mad hunger, Red Skull is still driven by his hate, to the point where killing Captain America by tearing out his brains moments before being vaporized prompts him to remark "It was worth it. All of it. Just for this."
* In ''Comicbook/SecretWarsII'', [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Circuit Breaker]] (originally a bystander paralyzed for life during a battle between [[Franchise/TheTransformers some giant robots]]) saves the Marvel Universe through [[http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/2/24/SecretWarsII-Circuitbreaker.jpg the intensity of her sheer, pathological hatred of robots.]]
* [[EvilAlbino Nekra]], a regular enemy of ComicBook/SpiderWoman, uses hate to enhance her strength and resistance to injury to the point of being MadeOfDiamond.
* ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'' villain Emil Blonsky became The Abomination after gamma ray exposure brought his repressed self-loathing to the surface.
* Teen Abomination, introduced in ''Superior Comicbook/IronMan'', is a similar case. When Tony finds out that [[spoiler:Jamie accidentally killed his own mother when he first transformed]], he theorizes that this is why Teen Abomination can't change back to human form. His transformation was fueled by anger and hatred, and he'll never be able to stop hating himself [[spoiler:for killing his mom]]. After he learns that [[spoiler:his mom is not dead, but in a coma]], he finally lets go and powers down.
* In ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'', Serpentus becomes more powerful the more people hate him.
* Invoked in ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow''. His original body destroyed, Brainiac has been possessing Lex Luthor's body, even after Lana mercy kills him, but eventually, Luthor's body enters rigor mortis and becomes useless. Against all odds, Brainiac's cybernetic brain detaches and manages to drag itself a few feet through sheer hate, before finally decaying beyond use and shutting off forever.
* In ''ComicBook/ZombiesChristmasCarol'', Ebenezer Scrooge is so nasty his bitterness and hatred nearly ends the world by causing a zombie apocalypse.
* ''{{ComicBook/Aquila}}'': The Spartan is a fellow servant of the Devourer, but his empowerment came because he didn't want to die when there were so many of the enemy left to kill.
* In Tom King’s ''ComicBook/MisterMiracle2017'' run, Orion insinuates that this is what drives Mister Miracle; deep down he hates himself, his life, and many of the people around him, seeking to escape it all. Hence his borderline obsessive fixation on being an EscapeArtist.

[[folder:Comic Strip]]
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': Peter Fox becomes assistant coach of the football team, and is such a nuisance overlapping with TheNeidermeyer that the coach puts him near the opposing team's goal. Allowing the players to vent on the field has won them three games.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* This is what caused ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12086351/1/Kanashī-Wütend-Desolato Kanashī, Wütend, Desolato]]'' to take place in an AlternateTimeline from ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]''. Instead of accepting Germany's, Italy's, and Japan's [[{{Polyamory}} relationship]], most of the countries scorned them for it instead. [[spoiler:China disowned Japan, Romano kicked Italy from his own house, and Germany lost all respect. This culminated in Italy [[DrivenToSuicide trying to take his own life]].]]

* In ''FanFic/EarthAndSky'', [[spoiler:Diamond Tiara]] is abducted by Changelings and left to die in the badlands after they kick her out of their hive [[EvenEvilHasStandards because she is too unpleasant]] [[PityTheKidnapper even for them]]. At first, she is overwhelmed with despair and sinks to the ground ready to die. Only the thought that dying would mean [[spoiler:Apple Bloom, whom she has hated her entire life starting from their first meeting in a playpen,]] "wins" by default keeps her from giving up. She perseveres through the badlands and reaches civilization, running on nothing but pure hatred. [[spoiler:She doesn't take it well when she realizes that because her hatred for Apple Bloom kept her alive, she ''owes her life'' to Apple Bloom.]]
* Vathara, author of ''Fanfic/{{Embers}}'', noted once that ''both'' Hate and Love can drive people to acts of equal greatness or depravity, and allow them to survive seemingly insurmountable odds.
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Deconstructed. After [[spoiler:waking up from a coma]] Asuka found out that [[spoiler:the war plane that she was piloting had crashed and her best friend died in the crash.]] She blamed herself for both accidents and in order to deal with her inner self-loathing, despair and pain she resorted to hate everyone and herself because it made her feeling powerful again. Then [[TalkingToThemself her inner self]] told her that it was pathetic, [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/2057791/033/ her hatred was solving NOTHING]] and [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1769985/034/ she was weak and coward for relying on it]].
* How does Twilight Sparkle defeat the Changeling Queen in ''Fanfic/FaithAndDoubt''? She channels "hate poison" into her, ''while everyone watches in horror''. The fact that Queen Chrysalis [[spoiler: is continuously shapeshifting into Twilight's friends and family]] doesn't help her in this situation.
* ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' details that, as in canon, the Killing Curse is fueled by hate. However, it takes a ''lot'' of hate -- you have to hate your target so much that you'd be willing to kill them with your bare hands. If you want to cast it multiple times in a single battle, you have to hate your target enough to strangle them to death, stab the corpse, burn the pieces... Most people can't do that. But a few can cast the Killing Curse repeatedly like it's nothing. [[spoiler:The secret is that the Killing Curse can also be fueled by ''apathy'', which Quirrell says is "stronger than hate, and flows without limit". Then, you don't have to hate your target so much you want them dead, but care about them so little you no longer want them alive.]]
* Valla the Demon Hunter in ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk'', as noted for ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' below, uses this to fuel her attacks but tempers it with discipline. The trope really comes into play, however, when she uses it to break {{Brainwashing}} that was imposed on her, causing a shift into full BloodKnight. Other characters comment on this change, fearing she might be going off the deep end.
* ''Fanfic/MassEffectHumanRevolution'':
** Captain Anderson resists Benezia's mental influence by focusing on his hatred of Saren and her.
** Jules Leng gets up to keep fighting [[spoiler:despite losing an arm and having multiple knives sticking out of himself]] through this.
* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Dr. Wily's rage and anger fuels his creativity at times.
* In ''FanFic/MegaManReawakened'', Robert's anger makes him more powerful, but also more open to attack. Wood Man helps cure him of this.
** Bass also has this along with the above drawbacks, especially in Arcs 3 and 4.
* Pretty much what gave birth to ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''. The author appears to be a big fan of it.
* ''FanFic/ShadowsAwakening'': As shown in his StartOfDarkness chapter, it was [[FallenHero Kyosuke]]'s rage at being [[CavalryBetrayal abandoned to his death]] by Tarakudo that allowed his spirit to linger on as [[GreaterScopeVillain The Phantom]], and it seems to be the only thing still driving him.
* In the Naruto fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7832146/1/Swapping-The-Cage Swapping the Cage]]'', Kuushou teaches this to Hinata [[ItMakesSenseInContext after her version of Naruto is displaced by him.]] In an odd twist, what he's teaching her to hate are her own limits.
-->'''Kuushou:''' What (Alternate Hinata) lacked was hatred. I do not refer to some vague, undirected impulse that causes someone to lash out indiscriminately. I speak of the kind of hatred that fuels you, the kind that sharpens your focus and burns through your own hesitation like an inferno, the kind of hatred that ''drives'' you. That girl worked hard, but she never ''struggled''. She had difficulties, but she never truly ''failed''. And while she occasionally did not win, she never ''lost''. Why does that matter? Why does it make the difference? No one ever really knows their limits until they've slammed into them headfirst. Until that happens, until you ''know'', you can't possibly find a way to overcome them. When you do, however, when you stand at the base of that towering wall and look up to see no end in sight, when you see how that wall is stopping you from achieving everything you ever wanted, and when you ''hate'' it with every fiber of your being. That's when you start climbing.
* Naruto in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3665921/50/ Black Flames Dance in the Wind: Rise of Naruto]]'' refuses to let go of his hatred and tells Sarutobi how it's given him the strength to carry on.
-->'''Naruto:''' Because what am I, if not a product of hatred? I was born into it, and suffered because of it. And then I was shaped and fueled by it. I doubt you can imagine the number of times where the only thing that kept me going was hatred. The number of times I clung to life just to spite those who wanted me dead. The number of times I refused to give up, solely because I hated them all too much to let them win.
* Creator/LittleKuriboh's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0GpeXAsIKY NGE Oneshot.]] The Angel is wiping the floor with Shinji, so what does Gendo (inexplicably yet perfectly voiced by Charles Montgomery Burns) tell him? "You have have to pretend it's me." Cue CurbStompBattle set to "Ode to Joy".

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'': The thing which gave Ratigan strength enough to free himself from the cogs of Big Ben.
* In ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', a step in making the potion that transforms the Evil Queen into an old peddler woman is calling forth "A blast of wind to fan my hate".
* In ''Anime/UnicoInTheIslandOfMagic'' hate is the only thing keeping Lord Kuruku animate.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' is full of this. Hatred is so powerful that it infuses itself onto the Prince Ashitaka's arm and gradually consumes him to death. It is also what turns the merciful boar god Okkoto into a demon both by the hatred manifested by humans in a man-made bullet and ultimately Okkoto's own refusal to come to peace with the conflict.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Played with in ''Film/BenHur1959''. Judah's hatred allows him to survive, but finally letting go of his hate allows him to ''live.''
%%* Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982: Conan, of Thulsa Doom.
* Invoked in the Nazi-themed drama ''Film/TheDamned1969''. After the sensitive student Gunther learns that his [[spoiler: favorite aunt has died in a concentration camp through the machinations of his in-laws]], SS leader Aschenbach pegs him as an ideal recruit: "You've made a most wonderful discovery. You possess hate! It's a new hate - pure, absolute."
* The pink slime and its creator, Vigo, in ''Film/GhostbustersII'', are fueled by the anger and hatred the denizens of New York City are constantly experiencing. And the BigApplesauce has ''plenty'' of those emotions.
--> '''Peter:''' We've done our own headcount! There are three ''million'' completely miserable assholes... living in the tri-state area!
* The title curse of ''Film/TheGrudge'' is the result of someone dying in a state of extreme fear or anger. [[spoiler: The same fate befalls some of the protagonists of the movies because of the fear of being killed.]]
* Film/MajorPayne attempts to foster this amongst the kids he's teaching as a DrillSergeantNasty, telling Miss Walburne that hate keeps you strong. This gets him a WhatTheHellHero.
* A particularly effective tool in the Canadian film ''Nothing''.
* Inigo Montoya from ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' spent twenty years in search of his father's killer. The look on Inigo's face (courtesy of Mandy Patinkin) and the tone in his voice when he finally catches up with the man is something to behold. He even gives the man wounds that mirror those inflicted upon him, in order from newest to oldest. (Scene available at end of video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3W5GDkgf2w here]].)
-->'''Inigo:''' Offer me money. *face-slice*\\
'''Rugen:''' Yes.\\
'''Inigo:''' Power, too, promise me that. *face-slice*\\
'''Rugen:''' All that I have and more! ''Please''...\\
'''Inigo:''' Offer me everything I ask for.\\
'''Rugen:''' Anything you want. [[ISurrenderSuckers *Tries for a last-minute parry-and-chop, but--*]]\\
'''Inigo:''' [[spoiler: I want my father back, you son of a bitch.]]
* In ''Film/RedDawn1984'', Colonel Tanner tells Robert that "all that hatred's gonna burn you up." Robert pauses in carving notches on his rifle stock long enough to answer "Keeps me warm."
* "I am constantly amazed by the curative power of hatred."-Montrose, ''Film/RobRoy'', [[spoiler: commenting on Cunningham's swift recovery (regaining speech) after Rob gave him a throat wound]].
* ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'': It was hate, and the power of cocaine, that made Tony Montana so hard to kill in the endgame.
* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': Khan's rage and hatred give him the strength to launch one final TakingYouWithMe attack on Kirk and the Enterprise. As well as providing inspiration for some great last words (quoted from Literature/MobyDick).
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Emperor Palpatine, although most people remember [[TheDarkSide the other half]] of the quote.
** Darth Vader demonstrates a different take on this in a comic story that pits him against a Darth Maul clone. The idea is that his remaining love for Padmé means he lacked the hatred necessary to call himself a Sith Lord. He wins by [[spoiler: letting Maul get behind him and stabbing himself through the stomach]].
--->'''Maul:''' ''[incredulous]'' What could you hate enough to destroy me?\\
'''Vader:''' [[BeingEvilSucks Myself.]]
** In general, it is shown several times that Sith Lords are capable of surviving pretty much anything if they have the requisite amount of hatred. In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Vader is able to survive several hours of exposure to an active magma flow burning off his skin. In ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Clone Wars]]'', the real Maul is revealed to have survived for approximately twelve years after being cut in half by Obi-Wan at the climax of ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' due to his hatred for Obi-Wan alone, although admittedly [[DrivenToMadness his mental state was even worse off than his body]] by the time his brother Savage found him and before both were restored. Finally, in the [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Legends canon]], Darth Sion is essentially a walking corpse who has been repeatedly torn apart and pulled back together with the power of the Dark Side. Legends canon also showed that Vader was able to make his ruined lungs functional again and breathe without his life support suit if his hatred was sufficiently focused...but the slightest bit of positive emotion seeping in (like his joy at the idea of bringing Luke over to the Dark Side and ruling the galaxy together) would ruin the effect.
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'': Bonecrusher. Most Decepticons get by just fine on greed or ambition, but not him. Bonecrusher is powered by sheer, unrelenting hatred of ''[[MemeticMutation everything and everyone in existence.]]''
* What initially awakens Erik's superpowers in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', and turns him into what he is, is his hatred of those who mistreated him at the concentration camp and killed his mother.

* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has several characters who live more for spite and revenge than for anything better.
** After everything goes wrong for him in a rather big way, [[spoiler: Tyrion Lannister]] seriously contemplates suicide and has nothing to live for, except to get revenge on ... well, everyone in Westeros, though his family tops the list.
** [[TheSpymaster Lord]] [[EunuchsAreEvil Varys]] states that when his balls were cut off as a child by a sorcerer, he asked the man what he should do. "The man said he supposed I should die. To spite him I resolved to live." However, Varys is an unusual example because his hatred is not directed against any particular person (though he does claim to detest sorcery, for obvious reasons,) and he is one of the coldest and calmest characters in the books.
** [[spoiler: Doran Martell]] has put an extremely slow-growing plan for vengeance into action for well over a decade. Given that he is [[spoiler: ridden with gout and in constant pain,]] one could easily argue that he might have let himself die before now if he didn't have his revenge to plan.
** [[spoiler: Wyman Manderly]] has a similar bone to pick with [[spoiler: House Frey and House Bolton]] for the Red Wedding.
** [[DarkAndTroubledPast Sandor Clegane,]] the Hound, makes no secret of the fact that he wants to kill his brother Gregor, and many suspect that if the opportunity to do that was taken from him he'd have nothing left to live for. [[spoiler: His aimless wanderings after Oberyn kills Gregor suggests they're right.]]
** [[spoiler: Catelyn Stark's]] hatred is all she has left as Lady Stoneheart.
** A speech to the effect of "live and get revenge" is what motivates [[spoiler: Jaime Lannister]] to not lie down and die after his sword hand is cut off.
** [[spoiler:Arya Stark, age nine,]] endures all kinds of horrible, traumatic experiences that would break most adults, plus [[spoiler:an incredibly harsh training that involves, among other things, going blind, throwing away her identity and murdering people]], just so they can kill the people who murdered their family (whose names they mutter every night like a prayer before sleeping).
* Subverted in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant''. Covenant tries to fight [[BigBad Lord Foul]] with hate, but it doesn't work, because Foul is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of hatred; hating him just makes him stronger. What finishes him in the end? ''Laughter''.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', magic is powered by emotions and thanks to some really horrible villains Harry uses hate to fuel his spells on a few occasions.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter''--
** The power of hate is explicitly said to be why Dumbledore is considered weaker (technically) than Voldemort. Voldemort, being fueled by hate, is willing to use evil magic like [[SoulJar horcruxes]] or curses. Dumbledore doesn't because he's still sane enough to realize [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the cost of such power]].
** The first time Harry attempts an Unforgivable Curse against Bellatrix Lestrange in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', she brushes it off fairly quickly and tells him that righteous anger won't fuel an Unforgivable as well as genuine malice.
** This is also what drove Sirius Black out of Azkaban in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]''. Dementors could [[EmotionEater take out happiness]], but hate gave him direction while [[spoiler:knowing that he was innocent]] kept him sane.
* AM from ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' lives this trope. Check out the quotes page.
* This is the main theme of the ''Literature/MalusDarkblade'' series. At several points in the series, the only thing motivating Malus to keep going is the thought of destroying his enemies.
* ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'': A key component of the spell to summon the undead Storm King back into Osten Ard is the channeled fear and hate of all the mortals in the world, fomented by the very war that the Storm King started. Rejecting this hate is the key to defeating him.
* In ''[[Literature/SecretHistories The Spy Who Haunted Me]]'' by Creator/SimonRGreen there's a minor character who is a goth with the power to hate things out of existence. She just stares at them, focuses on how much she hates, and they vanish forever.
* In ''Literature/SpaceMarineBattles'', Alessi Cortez believes that his hatred of traitors and xenos is what has kept him alive and fighting for his three hundred years of service.
* In ''Perelandra'', from CS Lewis's ''[[Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy Space Trilogy]]'', there's a moment when the hero Ransom is physically battling the evil Dr. Weston [[spoiler: who just happens to be possessed by the Devil]] discovers not just a moment of Perfect Hate, but also just what to do with that hate, which allows him to actually overcome a far stronger enemy. Or to put it another way: knowingly, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Yes He Did Just Punch Out Cthulhu]]. This is given a [[JustifiedTrope theological justification]] as to why Ransom can do this and morally remain a good guy: Weston is [[spoiler: possessed by TheDevil, and thus is pure evil, and pure evil is the only thing that righteously ''deserves'' to be hated]].
* The Demons in ''[[Literature/TheSwordOfShannaraTrilogy Elfstones of Shannara]]'' run on pure hatred.
* In ''Waylander'', by Creator/{{David Gemmell}}, Waylander originally runs on this before reverting to [[TheStoic stoicism]].
* In ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'', When Meg is back on Camazotz trying to rescue Charles Wallace from IT, her body trembles with ThePowerOfHate and The Power of IT before she discovers [[spoiler:her only weapon, ThePowerOfLove]].
* In the short story "The Public Hating" by Steve Allen, people are literally executed by hatred. More specifically, the executioners are somehow able to harness the people's anger and frustration and channel it into an AgonyBeam. The worse the crime, the bigger the crowd.
* Demandred the Forsaken in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' was stuck being AlwaysSecondBest to the ChosenOne, so he [[RivalTurnedEvil joined the Shadow]] and became one of the greatest threats to the world, because he hated the Chosen One more than anyone had hated anything, ''ever''. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted: he joins the LastBattle with an unbeatable group of assets, then squanders them all by trying to force his nemesis into a one-on-one fight, completely missing that the guy's thousands of miles away. Instead, his hatred gets him killed like a chump by a total stranger before the Chosen One ever learns that he's alive.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' after being trapped in the hell dimension Quar-toth Holtz attributes his ability to survive to this trope, before he started surviving through the PowerOfLove instead. [[spoiler: His final actions make it pretty clear that he never gave up on the hatred.]]
* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', the Narn are hugely motivated by their hatred of the Centauri. Londo even claims that if you got together all the Narn and got them to hate simultaneously, they would destroy Centauri Prime. The hatred is quite mutual.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Spike suggests this is the real reason Buffy hasn't staked him -- despite his evolving role over the series as villain, untrustworthy ally, BastardBoyfriend and now ManchurianAgent.
-->"We both know it's not love. You like men who hurt you. You need the pain we cause you. You need the hate. You need it to do your job, to be the Slayer."
* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' Darklighters' powers are fueled by hate and have the power to kill through touch, as they're the EvilCounterpart of [[ThePowerOfLove Whitelighters]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Pratt/Beevers version of the Master (the one that looks like a corpse), was once quoted as saying that hate was the only thing keeping him alive.
--->'''The Master:''' You do not understand hatred as I understand it. Only hate keeps me alive. Why else should I endure this pain?
** And from the New Series;
--->"What does hate look like, Amy?"\\
"It looks like a Dalek."
** In "Asylum of the Daleks", the Daleks are revealed to imprison, not destroy, those among their number who are deemed too insane, simply because they cannot bring themselves to remove such pure ''hatred'' from the universe. The Dalek Prime Minister suggests that is perhaps the ''[[InLoveWithYourCarnage real]]'' reason why they've never been able to finish off [[TheDreaded The Doctor]].
** In "The Witch's Familiar", it is revealed the Daleks actually use hate to power their guns, hence why they need to shout "Exterminate!" every time they fire.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Septon Ray remarks that Sandor's wounds should have killed him several times over, and asks what kept Sandor alive. Sandor replies "hate."
* ''Series/{{Haven}}'':
** In "Fear and Loathing", Tristram Carver made a puzzle board depicting Haven and filled it with his hate of the town. If a piece is fitted into the board, the corresponding area of Haven is vaporized. The puzzle continues to function centuries after his death.
** In "Roots", [[WhenTreesAttack trees start attacking people by extending their roots like tentacles]]. Audrey and Chris eventually realize that the trees are feeding off the hatred between the feuding Keegan and Novelli families (every time the families argue or fight, the roots grow faster and go berserk). When they manage to convince the families to make peace, the trees revert to normal.
* Morgana in season three of ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' is driven entirely by hate, some of it understandable (toward Uther and Merlin) and some of it inexplicable (the writers never give us a reason why she suddenly loathes Arthur and Guinevere).
* In the series finale of ''Series/{{Monk}}'', Monk is [[spoiler: poisoned by an employee of his wife's murderer.]] After learning the mastermind's identity, his condition improves.
-->'''Cpt. Stottlemeyer:''' How is our boy?\\
'''Monk's Doctor:''' He's stable. Actually, he's better than stable. His vital signs have improved. We're not sure why.\\
'''Cpt. Stottlemeyer:''' That'll be the hatred. Pure malice is the best medicine in the World.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', [[spoiler: Shroud's original plan for Double was to team up Philip and Narumi to make use of Double Cyclone Accel Xtreme, which is powered by hatred rather than Cyclone Joker Xtreme, which is what was used in series. When he died, she tried to use Isaka, but he turned out to be a bit... Crazy, and then turned to Terui Ryu and planned to use his feelings of revenge to power CAX, which by the point it was revealed, the revenge plot was over. Either way, we never see it used in a fight in-series.]]
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E5TheEnemyWithin The Enemy Within]]", when Kirk gets split into Good Kirk and Evil Kirk, Good Kirk is barely able to function because, as Dr. [=McCoy=] points out, he needs the power of hate as well as love.
* Similarly, in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Bajorans and Cardassians are motivated by a mutual hatred.
* Kaito Kumon of ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' combines this with his SocialDarwinist filibusters. And besides, his DarkAndTroubledPast motivated him to perpetuate the cycle of hatred as a means to seek power.
* The MonsterOfTheWeek of one episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' was a sorcerer who could drain all the goodness out of a person to feed himself, turning the victim to stone in the process. One character is immune to this, and he explains to Xena that he concentrated on negative emotions like hate, so the sorcerer couldn't feed on him. Xena does the same thing in order to fight the sorcerer.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** The Black Cross King villain of the first Super Sentai team in ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'' gets reincarnated in the movie ''Film/GokaigerGoseigerSuperSentai199HeroGreatBattle'' through the power of hatred collected from every previously defeated Sentai villain.
** Old villains [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Griffozer]] and [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Geildon]] would also use the power of hate to revive as Neo versions in ''Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger''.
** ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' also has a villain who gets his power from hatred. Heck, it's even in his title: The Knight of Resentment.
* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', the Snow Queen had cast the [[HatePlague "Spell of Broken Sight"]] on the town of Storybrooke, while binding Emma and Elsa's powers with ribbons that used to bind [[ThePowerOfLove her and her sisters]] together. Emma tries every magical pointy thing she can find to cut them off, and after failing, decides that since it's made of love, hate might break the spell. She accomplishes this by taunting Regina (now in full Evil Queen mode) until she tries to burn the two of them with pure hate. It works... for Emma and Elsa, not the Queen.
* Yapool from the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has ResurrectiveImmortality because he hates the Ultras so much that he pretty much ''wills himself back to life'' whenever he's killed. His most powerful kaiju, U-Killersaurus, was, according to him, literally [[MadeOfEvil made from his hatred of them.]]
* ''Series/StrangerThings'': Eleven's psychic abilities appear to grow more powerful the angrier she is when she uses them. Best exemplified in the Season 2 finale, when she channels all her rage over her life-long TraumaCongaLine in order to [[spoiler: overpower the [[EldritchAbomination Mind Flayer]] and shut the [[HellGate gate to the Upside Down]]]].

Especially if played in the order listed:
* ''Hate Everyone'' by Say Anything
* ''River of Madness'' by Music/{{Fireaxe}} from ''Music/FoodForTheGods'' (also a SanitySlippageSong, cause that's a common side effect)
* ''Nemesis'' by Cradle of Filth
* ''Hatred'' by Manowar
* ''I Fucking Hate You'' by Godsmack
* ''I Shall Not Yield'' by Wuthering Heights
* ''Hatred, Revenge and Death'' by [[Music/FoodForTheGods Brian Voth]]
* ''Pure Hate'' by Chimaira
* ''Hate'' by Machinae Supremacy
* ''Song for the Sick'' by Graham Coxon
* ''I hate you better'' by Music/SuicidalTendencies
* ''Angel Of Death'' by Music/{{Slayer}} (this trope is pretty much guaranteed to come up when you're dealing with AxCrazy [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]])

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* According to Orthodox Christianity, the true purpose of hate is to banish evil or messy thoughts and memories (which come to us from demons). But it's also necessary to pray to God to get help.
* Some Japanese {{Yokai}}, and especially the onryo ("vengeful ghosts"), are connected to the human world through their hatred. The ''Gashadokuro'' is a giant skeleton powered by collective hate and misery of all who died from famine and war and were never put to rest. The ''Kuchisake-onna'' (Split-mouth Woman) is the ghost of a murdered woman who mutilates people in the same way that killed her or butchers them in their own homes if they get away. ''Teke Teke'' is a more modern one; the ghost of a school girl or young women who was split in half at the waist by a train and now take out her grudge on the living by making them look just like her.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/JohnCena debuted a new t-shirt with the slogan "Rise Above the Hate," [[ExecutiveMeddling coinciding with an anti-bullying campaign]] but also something of a TakeThat to the folks who were booing the [[{{Face}} top good-guy]] in the company. Suddenly along comes Wrestling/{{Kane}} who's returned to his masked, hideously evil roots, and tries to get Cena to "embrace the hate," effectively living off this trope. Despite the fact that Cena [[TheCape never embraced the hate]] and only [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge channeled his anger]] towards [[GoneHorriblyRight Kane himself]], this was also the time when Kane had been the most continuously effective since early in his World Title run a couple years before, so in his case it sort of worked.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Most beings in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' are only capable of so much hatred- literally, as the game puts a hard limit on the number of Intimacies you have (or, at least, can gain a mechanical benefit from). Kimbery, however, has no limit to the number of negative Intimacies she can possess, and can never forget a negative Intimacy... and the more negative Intimacies she has, the more powerful she becomes. Also counts for all Infernal Exalted that take her Charms.
** Malfeas is also a strong contender for this trope- he is endlessly angry about the atrocities visited upon him by the Exalted, which manifests as an ability to ignore all pain, as well as an ability to burn his enemies with irradiated green fire. If you're lucky, he'll "only" kill you.
** The Neverborn are dead Primordials who exist in constant physical and spiritual torment, unable to either fully cease existing or be reborn in new forms. Although unable to leave their world-sarcophagi, their resentment of the living world was great enough to create the Deathlords, and their Whispers constantly resound throughout the Underworld, driving ghosts mad and warping them into nephwracks.
* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' gives us Clockstoppers. Whereas [[MadScientist Geniuses]] are enraptured by the possibility of the world, Clockstoppers possess an anti-intellectualism so potent and vitriolic that it ''stops progress''. Their powers involve raising angry mobs, breaking a Genius's Wonders through spite alone, and draining Mania just through endless anger.
* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', Hatred is a card. Also, "hate" refers to any card that destroys another strategy, such as Torpor Orb (which stops comes-into-play abilities) and allies (which are only activated by allies coming into play).
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy Battle''
** The High King of Dwarves invokes this by coming to battle equipped with the "Book of Grudges," a huge tome filled with all the transgressions other races have committed against the dwarves. He picks the entries relevant to the current enemy and reads them like a litany, making sure his retinue goes to battle with the proper attitude.
** The "hatred" special rule gives units bonuses when fighting their hated enemy. Some units take things a step further and can re-roll attacks against a specific enemy, but only in the first round of combat with any given unit -- after that, the hate's expended until you pick a new target. Certain units (like all Dark Elves, towards High Elves) have "Eternal Hatred" -- such raw, unbridled ''loathing'' that they can re-roll attacks against their enemies ''every'' combat round.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', where Hatred is considered a heroic virtue. Naturally, [[SuperSoldier the Space Marines]] can hate harder than most regular humans, and the [[KnightTemplar Black Templars]] are considered fanatical zealots ''[[EveryoneHasStandards by other Space Marines]]''. Taken to its logical conclusion with the Black Templar [[WarriorMonk Chaplains]] who are even more hateful than '''[[UpToEleven other Black Templar]]'''. To quote one such Chaplain:
--> "Why am I a Chaplain? Because my hate is purer than my brothers. It is blacker and runs deeper than theirs."
** This is reflected [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration on tabletop]] by them getting [[HunterOfMonsters Favored Enemy]]: ''[[OmnicidalManiac Everyone]]''.
** Eldar are a psychic race that willingly develop split personality filled only with hatred and rage. Some of them also channel hate directly as lightning and witchfire. Warlock hero from Dawn of War 2 says it all:
---> "Hate is my weapon of choice!"
** He's hardly the only one. The Blood Ravens have a creed that goes:
---> My Sword is Hatred\\
My Shield is Disgust\\
My Armor is Contempt\\
In the Emperor's name,\\
Let none survive.
** While the forces of Chaos (which includes the WarGod and embodiment of rage Khorne) get:
---> Hatred shall be our weapon\\
Impurity our armor\\
Immortality our reward.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' gives most of its shifters the trait of Rage, emphasizing their spiritual connection to Gaia [[GaiasVengeance and their righteous hatred at her defilement by the armies of the Wyrm]]. It can be spent for a number of things based on breed, such as extra attacks for the Garou (the titular werewolves).
* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', the Mérges discipline of the Iltani bloodline can be summed up as "condense your hatred into solid form to [[PoisonousPerson produce increasingly virulent toxins]]". To put this in perspective, one of the tricks the Iltani can do with their liquid hate includes making it so a victim's flesh ''melts from their bones'' at the touch of ''moonlight''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Skyrim}}'': The main reason the Greybeards don't want the Dragonborn to learn the Dragonrend Shout: according to Arngier, it draws power from the anger and hatred of those who created it, making it an inherently evil Shout. Considering they're more than happy to teach you shouts that throw people bodily off of cliffs or into walls, shouts that freeze people solid, immolate people, call down lightning to smite them and slowly sap their life force until a stiff breeze could kill them, that's really saying something. It becomes apparent later what he means: Dragonrend forces dragons to comprehend mortality, which is a concept incomprehensible to eternal beings like them. In short: MindRape. Nasty. Mind you, they have no problem with you ''consuming dragon souls'' to learn them, so this comes across as a touch hypocritical.
* ''VideoGame/ExaPico'' series "[[AntiVillain villains]]" all share this motive. The boss battle themes, in their initial phases, are full of words like "hate" and "kill."
** [[VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia Mir]] hates humanity that [[FantasticRacism treats her and her kind like dirt]].
** [[spoiler:Infel]] hates everyone in [[VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica the second tower]] [[spoiler:after her sort-of wife]] was killed due to [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters the evil in humanity's heart]], and [[spoiler:the planet itself]] hates humanity after [[GaiasLament all the exploitations they've done to her]], although she still shows some love and appreciation for them.
* In ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', Asura's endless, boundless, pure, absolute '''hatred''' of the people that betrayed him and who are destroying and exploiting the world around him are what gives him his seemingly impossible ability to keep on fighting and draw upon enough power to destroy entire fleets. In the climax of the DLC episodes, he fights [[spoiler: Chakravartin, who is essentially '''{{God}}''', and wins, while fighting on pure hatred.]]
** Though his anger also manages to show shades of being ThePowerOfLove, since the reason for his hatred and anger is [[PapaWolf his daughter's kidnapping and desire to save her]].
** The power of Asura's hatred is shown relatively early on while fighting Wyzen. He's just recovered from climbing back out of Naraka, and doesn't remember what happened to him or why he was there. He starts fighting Wyzen, and is able to hold his own, until Wyzen finally loses his patience and turns himself into his massive, planet-sized version, and then proceeds to [[FingerPokeOfDoom crush Asura with his finger.]] Then, while being smashed by said finger, Asura ''remembers'' what they did to him...and why he hates them. ''Then'' the UnstoppableRage begins, culminating in him punching Wyzen so hard that the blast wave travels up his entire arm and causes him to explode.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Terumi Yuuki literally lives on this, as [[spoiler:it's the only way he can keep his spirit in the living world]]. Specifically, he lives on [[HateSink the hatred of other people towards him]], which he is very, very good at engendering by [[KickTheDog doing horrible things]] [[MoralEventHorizon to others]] [[ForTheEvulz for the lulz]] and making them miserable. He's also got plenty of hatred of his own to unleash upon anyone who dares to mess up his plans (which is a major BerserkButton of his). Said plan is [[spoiler: ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil dedicated to breeding an endless amount of hatred, fear and despair for him to feed off]]. And his driving motivation for carrying out said plan? His hatred of [[spoiler: his sister, the [[DeusEstMachina Master Unit: Amaterasu]], and everything she has ever created]].
* Though characters in the ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'' series are able to channel its usage for good, Dark (Hel) based magic is fueled by hatred and can easily corrupt it's user (which ''can'' happen as {{Non Standard Game Over}}s and [[MultipleEndings Bad Endings]] if you're not careful). Sabata says it word for word after being defeated and purified on the Piledriver:
--> '''Sabata:''' Dark matter is the power of hatred... it brings out negative emotions... and amplifies them...
* The Dark Genie from ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'' is almost a cosmic force of hatred. As long as hatred exists in the hearts of humans, he too will exist.
* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'':
** [[EldritchAbomination Mephisto]], who is called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Lord of Hatred]] for a reason. He is so absolutely evil that even the dead rise in rage to kill the living.
** The heroic version of this comes in the form of the Demon Hunters of ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''. They are primarily fueled by hatred for the demons, to which they have lost friends and family; but unlike the scions of Mephisto, this hatred is tempered with discipline instilled in them through the training that every Demon Hunter receives.
* Doshin in ''Videogame/{{Doshin the Giant}}'' absorbs the hatred of the islanders to become bigger. (He also absorbs [[{{the power of love}} love]], but that's less efficient)
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', [[spoiler:Keeper Zathrien]] cast a powerful BloodMagic fueled curse out of hate centuries ago, and hate is the reason he refuses to release it even though the original targets of his hate are long dead. If the player tries to convince him to let go, he will confess that he doesn't know if he can anymore. In his own words, the hatred has become a bitter gnarled root in his heart. If he does release the curse, he dies with a look of total peace and calm on his face.
* This is ultimately what drives Caim of ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' throughout the games. His {{Foil}} Nowe in the [[VideoGame/{{Drakengard 2}} first sequel]] however is driven by ThePowerOfLove.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', even after Zemus dies, his hate is so powerful that it is able to materialize, [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] the two who had just killed him, and become the FinalBoss of the game.
** After being defeated in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Sephiroth was only able to maintain his sense of self in the Lifestream by focusing on his hatred of Cloud at the expense of everything else. As a result he is completely obsessed with taking revenge on Cloud in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]''.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', TragicVillain Gabranth is fueled not just by his loyalty to Arcadia, but also his hatred towards [[spoiler:his twin brother Basch, whom he believes fled their original homeland Landis, and their own mother, in an act of cowardice (it's a bit more complicated than that). By the end of the game, after being given a ''brutal'' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech by Cid about how he's only useful as [[BigBad Vayne's]] lapdog and isn't even worth that, Gabranth loses his loyalty to the Arcadians, leaving only his hatred for Basch to motivate him towards anything.]]
--->'''Gabranth:''' ''SILENCE! ALL was stripped from me! Only the hatred for [[spoiler:the brother that fled our homeland]] remains mine!''
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'':
*** The dragon Nidhogg during the Heavensward scenario is filled with hatred for man and his only purpose after a thousand years of fighting the nation of Ishgard is to keep hating and killing them. [[spoiler: Nidhogg's sister was killed by man in a betrayal of peace between the two species, one thousand years before the start of the game, so as to gain the the immense aetheric power dragons possess within their eyes. When he tried to avenge her, ''both'' his eyes were ripped out and used against him since they contain his power. He still managed to fly back to his brother Hraesvelgr and guilt-trip him for trusting humanity in the first place, convincing Hraesvelgr to surrender one of his eyes to restore Nidhogg's strength. Nidhogg vowed to make man suffer by prolonging the war to eternity so that Ishgard's people can suffer under his wrath. Nidhogg's hatred for man was so intense that even after he's killed once by Estinien the Azure Dragoon of Ishgard, and the Warrior of Light (Player Character), he manages to come ''back to life'' at the end of the ''Heavensward'' Main story. He does so by taking advantage of the fact that Estinien's armor is covered with the dragon's blood, holding both of Nidhogg's original eyes, and Estinien letting his mental guard down, allowing for Nidhogg's spirit to take over his body. Nidhogg was then able to freely transform at will between Estinien's body, and his dragon form at will, declaring his intent to burn Ishgard to the ground.]]
*** A Dark Knight's power is drawn from hatred towards injustice and abuse of power, this hatred also tempers them, allowing them to avoid being consumed by the darkness. [[spoiler:However, to be at their absolute strongest, it requires ThePowerOfLove as well, directed towards the Knight's charge, who they would give their life for.]]
** In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', the characters have no full memories when summoned to fight, only retaining the barest hint of memory and the emotions linked to them. Gabranth doesn't remember much about his life except for feelings of intense hatred, but he can't remember what it was directed towards. Thus, in his own words, ''"Hatred is what drives me!"''
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
** Leo attempts to invoke this trope in the ''Birthright'' route. Leo tries mustering up hatred for the Avatar for leaving Nohr in his fight against them in ''Birthright''. This ultimately subverted, because unlike Takumi in ''Conquest'', Leo couldn't bring himself to kill the Avatar, due to still having some love for them. Despite initially attempting to quiet the Avatar, Leo eventually admits the truth of the Avatar's words before apologizing to them for lying about his hatred for them.
** Takumi in the ''Conquest'' route wants to point all of his hatred at the Avatar. [[spoiler:Ultimately, this is deconstructed, as his hatred for the Avatar allows Anankos to completely possess him at the end and leads to his downfall, forcing the party to MercyKill him]].
** Oboro, the Hoshidan spear fighter, has so intense hatred for Nohrians due of [[spoiler:her parents being killed by a Nohrian assassin]] that her personal skill gives her +3 damage against Nohrian enemies. That being said, her supports with Nohrians shows that she can be reasonable enough for her to try to work with them, to the point that [[spoiler:when the adoptive daughter of the assassin who killed her parents (Beruka) offers her the chance to kill her, she refuses as she is no way connected to the incident and she shouldn't take responsibly for what her father did.]]
* This is stated to be the reason StringyHairedGhostGirl Alma is still around (along with her PsychicPowers) and boiling people into bloody skeletons in ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon FEAR]]''. [[spoiler: Being left to drown by your own father in a sealed lab after being impregnated at a young age and having the children taken away will upset people like that.]]
* This is what drives Kratos in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'', [[spoiler:until it's revealed near the end of the [[VideoGame/GodOfWarIII third game]] that ''Hope'' and the desire for forgiveness drive Kratos too -- possibly even more than hate.]]
* In ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' creatures deal 50% more damages to the creatures they intrinsically hate.
** ''Might and Magic: Heroes VI'' has the pit fiends, servants of the demonic overlord of Hate. Their powers include a retaliation attack that strikes any creature that has harmed them during the battle, hatred-inducing strikes that make their victims unable to distinguish friend from foe, and a powerful spell that incinerates all enemies.
* Just watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoM-cKfnOKo this]] intro of ''VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream''.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** Focusing on his hatred for [[spoiler:the traitorous apprentices who banished him there]] was the only thing that enabled [[spoiler:Ansem the Wise]] to maintain his sanity while wandering the endless abyss of the Realm of Darkness and eventually escape. Sadly, he gradually let go of this hatred during his time observing Sora and Riku and when he was thrown back into the Realm of Darkness he was trapped [[spoiler: and lost most of his memories.]]
** Xemnas is (theoretically) incapable of emotion, but anger and hate are the only feelings he seems to value or even remember. When he merges with an incomplete Kingdom Hearts, he names anger, hatred and envy as the heart's true power. [[spoiler: He's at least partially Terra, whose last moments were of utter hate towards Xehanort.]]
-->'''Xemnas:''' Anger and hate... are supreme.
** After Scar was killed by his own nephew Simba, it turned that his hatred was so strong that it not only bought him back immediately from the dead but it turned him to a [[TheHeartless Heartless]] as well, and yet he kept his original form. So far only Xehanort had been able to do that when he turned into a Heartless, and usually only those individuals with a enormous set of darkness in their hearts and an extremely strong will can do that.
** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep The Unversed]] feed on negative emotions and [[spoiler: are eventually revealed to be extensions of Vanitas's hatred]]. One noticeable, and infamous, example is [[spoiler:the Cursed Coach, who was summoned from the Tremaine family's pure hatred of Cinderella, and sent to kill her after she was freed from their tyranny.]]
** The Lingering Will is a mysterious suit of AnimatedArmor powered entirely by hatred of [[BigBad Xehanort]]. [[spoiler: Specifically, Terra's hatred of Master Xehanort for murdering his teacher and committing GrandTheftMe on his body.]]
* [[TheDragon Sion]] in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' is a corpse held together by the power of his own hate. If you convince him to let go of his hate, his consciousness falls apart.
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', Urgot survived being cut in two by Garen and [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuilt]] into a powerful {{Magitek}} cyborg by Professor Pididly. All attempts to recreate the process ended in the death of the subject, and Pididly suggests that this is because his other subjects lacked Urgot's hatred for Garen.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** It is explained in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' that [[spoiler:Ganon is the manifestation of the hatred of [[GodOfEvil Demise]]. Demise curses the descendants of the first Link and Zelda to forever fight his incarnation of hatred.]]
** In a similar vein, the Shadow Link of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures'' is explained in the ''Hyrule Historia'' to have been born from Ganondorf's hatred of Link.
** Ganon's hatred has become so powerful by the time of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' that he's little more than a pig-shaped cloud of darkness surrounding Hyrule Castle; in this form, he's called the Calamity Ganon due to becoming a force of nature. [[spoiler:It gets ''even stronger'' after Link destroys his Guardian hybrid form, to the point that he gives up on reincarnation and any mind that he may have had left and becomes a mindless, rampaging destructor form.]]
* ''VideoGame/LiveALive'': The last words of [[spoiler:Demon King Odio]]: "[[AsLongAsThereIsEvil As long as there is hatred]], anyone can become a demon."
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Zaeed Massani claims this is what allowed him to survive being ''[[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain shot point blank in the head]]'':
-->'''Zaeed:''' Rage is a hell of an anesthetic.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'', the sole thing anchoring [[spoiler:the Dark Curse]] to the world is its potent hatred and envy of others.
* If hatred was a metal and ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' regular Scorpion was a blacksmith, then he most certainly forged a {{BFS}} out of it. A BFS that he promptly drove through [[TheRival Sub-Zero's]] heart. [[spoiler:And when he finally learns who ''really'' murdered his family and clan, it does not end well for [[EvilSorcerer Quan Chi]]]].
* In the original ''{{VideoGame/Mother}}'', Giegue was forced to choose between loyalty to his species and his love for Maria, the human who raised him. He chose the former, but was ultimately beaten by Maria's great-grandson,Ninten, who forced him to remember Maria's old lullaby. In the ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' future timeline, Giegue has traded in his old body for an intangible form of pure hatred.
* In the ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' series, Megid is a technique that draws upon anger and hatred. It is the ultimate offensive technique. However, in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'', it's made clear that unlike most uses of this trope, Megid is not evil. [[spoiler: Re-Faze explains that [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop anger and hatred are natural human emotions]], and that Chaz won't be corrupted by it so long as he remains true to himself.]]
* In ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', this is the theme of Skaen, the god of hate and resentment. Indeed, he actively encourages his followers to seethe in silent, scheming resentment, nursing grudges and waiting for an opportunity to strike rather than burning away all their fury in aggressive assaults.
* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} attack Frustration deals more damage the more the user dislikes its owner.
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', [[spoiler: Ghetsis's Hydreigon]] can use Frustration at full power, implying that it's actively abused.
* In ''VideoGame/Prototype2'', at the end of the second act, [[spoiler: a pissed off Mercer attacks Heller for messing up his operations, and attempts to consume him to end the problem. When Mercer's consumption attempt causes the image of Heller returning to his home to find his wife dead and daughter missing, Heller gets so furious he actually ''burns off'' Alex's hands.]]
* One of the basic powers in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' fires "Mean Little Balls of Hate" as projectiles, which represent Raz's will to do harm. When demonstrating, Sasha tells Raz to picture something so repulsive that it simply must die, [[DieChairDie such as a Tiffany lamp]].
* ''Franchise/SlyCooper'':
** [[BigBad Clockwerk]] in [[VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus the first game]] actually made himself immortal through, in his own words, "a steady diet of jealousy and hate". That, and making himself into a giant [[ClockworkCreature mechanical]] [[OminousOwl owl]]. Powered by hate.
** And we do mean it literally. A major plot point of [[VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves the second game]] endgame revolves around Clockwerk's recovered "Hate Chip", which roughly speaking empowers the Clockwerk's body through energy derived from hate. The BigBad's ultimate goal is to [[GrandTheftMe hijack Clockwerk's reconstituted body]] and throw a major metropolis into a drug-fueled HatePlague in order to grant themselves ultimate power and immortality. It's worth realizing that, while they needed to go to these lengths themselves, Clockwerk was able to power his body ''entirely through his own hatred''. Later, once the chip is destroyed, the other parts of Clockwerk's still pristine body immediately disintegrate, implying that they were kept together entirely through Clockwerk's residual hate. Now ''that's'' a lot of hate.
* As established in previous Star Wars related works, the Sith in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' run on this trope. The Sith Warrior regains health with an ability called "Channel Hatred", and the Sith Inquisitor does so with one called "Seethe." In an example of "pure" hatred, the reason a Light-side Sith Inquisitor is so strong is anger at what they perceive as hypocrisy from the Jedi.
* Used unusually in ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Secret Rings]]'': during the true final boss fight, Erazor Djinn absorbs the powers of the seven World Rings in order to transform into [[OneWingedAngel Alf-Layla-Wa-Layla]]. However, Sonic's emotions caused by [[spoiler:Shahra's death]] cause the world rings of rage, sadness and hatred to be ripped out of Al-Layla-Wa-Layla's body and be absorbed by Sonic, turning him into [[EleventhHourSuperpower Darkspine Sonic]]. This means that it's the hero who is powered by negative emotions, while the villain is the one harnessing the positive emotions.
** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'': Chaos attains [[OneWingedAngel his Perfect form]] by absorbing the Chaos Emeralds' energies, which he does by "channeling" [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge his hatred and thirst for revenge]]. It's explained that Chaos Energy is accessed and fueled by one's emotions, which made this possible.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''[==]'s M. Bison draws upon a power called "Psycho Power", which is both this and MadeOfEvil. It condenses negative thoughts (hate, among them, but also things like fear, anguish, pain, and despair) and channels them into power. His soul embodies this while the good part of him splintered off and became Rose, along with its positive equivalent "Soul Power".
** There's also the [[TheDarkSide Satsui no Hado]][[note]][[KillingIntent "The Surge of Murderous Intent"]][[/note]]. Practitioners of the Ansatsuken[[note]]"Assassin's Fist"[[/note]] fighting style can tap into this power if they become so fixated on winning a fight they are willing to kill the opponent. It increases power immensely but turns the user into a battle crazed monster. The only exception is [[JokeCharacter Dan]], as his desire for vengeance against [[TheDragon Sagat]] is powerful enough to fuel the Satsui no Hado but prevents him from growing as a person. And even powered up he still ''[[GiftedlyBad sucks.]]''
* The Suul'ka from ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' were nearly annihilated by the Liir and their ultimate weapon The Black [[spoiler:another Liir Elder using the same battle armor as the Suul'ka who exists solely to destroy them]]. The survivors fled into the depths of space and slept, seething in hatred all the while.
-->We slept. And healed. And ''hated''.
* In the roguelike ''VideoGame/TalesOfMajEyal'', the Afflicted classes actually use hate as a resource for using their abilities. It decays over time, but is built up by encountering a new enemy, taking damage, and killing enemies, among other things.
* ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' gives us Wylfred, who hates the Valkyrie for claiming his father as one of the Einherjar, causing his sister to die from hunger and his mother to go insane. This hatred is so raw it intrigues Hel of Nifelheim. The game's ending depends on how far Wylfred is willing to go for hate.
** Lieselotte, a character Wylfred can meet, runs heavily on the power of hate. In her backstory, she was adopted by a court magus, Cennair, who taught her to read and write, and Lieselotte became a court magician. However, Cennair was killed due to an errant spell, and Lieselotte and another court magician, Rosea, were suspected of murdering him. As Lieselotte knew that she was innocent, she reasoned Rosea had to be guilty, but Rosea claimed Lieselotte was the killer. Both girls were exiled. The trope becomes deconstructed when Lieselotte and Rosea meet again, and Lieselotte acknowledges that all hatred did was leave her lonely and alone, with nothing but herself to hate.
* The adorable [[MascotMook Jack Frost]] from ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' becomes the more malevolent and powerful Black Frost after it embraces its true demonic nature. Averted with the Black Frost from ''Videogame/DevilSurvivor'', a Jack Frost inspired by Midori to become a fellow ally of justice via ThePowerOfLove.
* Deliberately invoked by Kain in ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'': Soul Reaver to motivate Raziel into pursuing him and killing his brethren
-->'''Raziel:''' Did it trouble you when you ordered me into the Abyss?\\
'''Kain:''' Of course not. I had faith in you. In your ability to ''hate''.
* The [[FunWithAcronyms LOVE]][[note]]'''L'''evel '''O'''f '''V'''Iolenc'''E'''[[/note]] in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is powered by hatred and violence, which you can gain by [[LevelGrinding repeatedly killing]] monsters, and it literally boosts your damage into OneHitKill.
* [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Pariah]] demons in ''VideoGame/NexusWar'' games can concentrate their hatred enough to ''[[ActionBomb blow themselves up]]'', spraying anyone in the vicinity with unholy shrapnel.
* Used heroically in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' - the Phantom Thieves motivate themselves with their hatred and contempt for the corrupt adults they target - at one point, Yusuke explicitly tells Haru to keep her anger in mind and use it as encouragement. The speeches given by the eponymous [[GuardianEntity Guardian Entities]] when the characters receive them are full of contempt, encouraging the wielder to let loose with their new power and to use it to take down villains truly deserving of such hatred. Even the {{Super Move Portrait Attack}}s tie into this - whereas in previous games characters simply gave off determined stares, in ''5'' the cast looks truly ''pissed'', with {{Death Glare}}s, WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises, and general seething.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': The natural mental state of [[spoiler:Avenger]] is hate. [[HumansAreBastards Considering the things that humanity has done to him,]] it's understandable. [[spoiler:He gets better]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse'': This seems to be Raichi's specialty. He claims to be able to channel the hatred left behind when someone dies a violent death, using it to adopt the deceased's essence and create a ghost, with the deceased's might and powers, as well as some degree of personality.
* Every member of Kyran's race in ''Webcomic/EmergencyExit'' is fueled by some emotion or another. His is hate. Although not his own; he's sustained by others hating ''him''.
* Part of Zola's invincibility in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' comes from this, keeping her standing long after she should have gone down. [[spoiler: The other part of her invincibility comes from [[BottledHeroicResolve drugs]]. Drugs which should have caused her system to go into overdrive and self-destruct, except that, you guessed it, the power of hatred let her use that energy instead]].
* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', Jeanne has been shaped by [[spoiler:her lover's murder, her own slow death, and her subsequent imprisonment by the Annan Waters]] into a spirit of rage and hatred powerful enough that {{Word of God}} states that she could give [[PhysicalGod Coyote]] problems.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** One possibility for troll romance is a "caliginous" relationship: two partners, or "[[{{Portmanteau}} Kismeses]]"[[note]]"Kismet nemeses", singular "kismesis"[[/note]], [[FoeYay linked by a powerful, deep-seated and abiding hatred for one another.]] Such relationships are actually a necessary part of the troll reproductive cycle, which has [[HoYay interesting connotations]] as some of the trolls find their Kismeses among the four protagonists...
** And then there's Eridan, who tries to strike up caliginous relationships with everyone, human and troll alike, but is too much of a wiener to inspire the kind of hatred a true kismesis requires.
*** He does inadvertently succeed in getting ''Kanaya'', of all trolls, to roll over into extreme hatred of him. [[GoneHorriblyRight Unfortunately for him]], it's not the type of [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge hatred]] he was [[SlapSlapKiss looking for]], and wound up [[AssholeVictim being]] [[ChainsawGood his]] [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe undoing]].
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'': "I hate you so much. [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/04/09/ I wish I could hate you to death]]."
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1965 Lil' Evil tried to vanquish God with it.]]
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', an EldritchAbomination is stealthily turning people into plant zombies, who only fully transform when experiencing a strong hateful emotion.
* ''Webcomic/{{Whomp}}'': Ronnie is capable of powering his desktop [[https://www.whompcomic.com/2013/09/11/the-power-without with the force of his rage.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Website/{{Cracked}} pointed out that [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18956_5-scientific-reasons-dark-side-will-always-win.html thinking angry or evil thoughts makes you more physically stronger and more enduring than thinking happy or good thoughts]].
** 4chan's /v/. Demonstrated by the now infamous fight da power video.
** Another Cracked article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-humanity-desperately-wants-monsters-to-be-real/ argues]] that people are eager to categorize others as 'monsters' because humanity as a species craves the power of hate.
* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, while reviewing LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem", tries to take on board the song's advice that "hatin' is bad". He then nearly stops existing, and is forced to use his hatred of the song to reassert his existence.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', where [[PsychopathicManchild Carol]] comments that while she hates everyone at ISIS, she spends time with them because the hatred is the only thing getting her out of bed in the morning.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', after Zuko completes his HeelFaceTurn, he loses most of his firepower, since he no longer has his burning anger to fuel his flames. In fact, firebending in general seems to lean toward this, at least the bastardized version that's been promoted since the start of the hundred-year-war. True firebending doesn't need hate, [[spoiler: as Aang and Zuko learn from the Sun Warriors.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Colonel H. Stinkmeaner lived decades after his projected early death date due to raw ''hatred''. When he finally ''did'' die (from [[AccidentalMurder unnatural causes]]), his hate was so strong that the Devil granted him a trip out of hell, to spread it to others. We later learn he was part of the Hateocracy, and the other three members are just as [[EvilOldFolks old and wicked]] as he was.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' has a few examples:
** In the first season finale, the villains steal the Planeteers' rings and manage to create {{Evil Counterpart}}s of them, complete with an evil version of Captain Planet, called Captain Pollution. One of the original rings has the power of [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Heart]], so naturally, its counterpart possesses the power of Hate.
** In one time traveling episode Captain Planet comes face to face with a CaptainErsatz version of Adolf Hitler and nearly passes out from the sheer hatred emanating from the man. (Captain Planet can be defeated when faced with pollution, and since hate can be considered pollution of the soul...)
* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', where after Billy retreats to his HappyPlace to escape from clowns, his "inner frat boy" tells him that rather than fear those different from him, he should be [[SpoofAesop angry at those different from him]], which gives him the rage to beat up the clowns.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has a rare positive example in ''Cotton's Plot'', where Peggy is left barely able to move due to atrophied muscles from wearing a full body cast and ultimately goes to Cotton Hill for her recovery. He goes full DrillSergeantNasty and treats her so God-awfully that her hatred of him drives her to succeed. In the end she gets to ''dance on his grave'', with Cotton's permission, as a reward for managing to drag herself up a steep hill.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** [[MeaningfulName Discord]] is pretty much the antithesis of the Elements of Harmony, which run on the PowerOfFriendship. As such, he's [[EmotionEater able to get stronger]] from strife and fighting between ponies. The Cutie Mark Crusaders getting into a fight in front of him is what grants him enough strength to break free from [[SealedEvilInACan his weakening stone prison]]. Though some have theorized that the Crusaders' fight was not a cause but a consequence of Discord's impending breakout, and that they were in truth his first victims. Whatever the case, Discord thrives off hate magic, using it to undermine ThePowerOfFriendship. Strangely enough, he is also an AffablyEvil [[GreatGazoo hilarious trickster]], [[spoiler:and even makes a HeelFaceTurn eventually]].
** According to WordOfGod, [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Nightmare]] [[MadGod Moon]] came to be because Princess [[DarkIsNotEvil Luna]] envied her sister to the point of irrational hatred.
** The Windigos feed off of hatred and use it to spread deadly blizzards everywhere they go.
** According to Celestia, King Sombra's magic is based off of fear and hatred.
** The second movie, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', involves three siren-like villainesses known as the Dazzlings, who are {{Emotion Eater}}s who feed off of hatred, strife, conflict and discord, and so manipulate others into hating and fighting one another.
** This is how [[DarkMagicalGirl Starlight Glimmer]] was able to perform such amazing levels of magical feats and match Twilight, an alicorn, in magical might during several of their clashes. It turns out that a unicorn's emotional state can actually influence their power output, and Starlight's hatred of both Cutie Marks and Twilight for foiling her plans and her desire for revenge were enough to fuel her more impressive feats.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' it has been revealed that hate is what keeps Monty Burns alive.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': Chlorhydris, the personification of hate in the Smurfs' universe. Many of her schemes involve spells meant to destroy love and replace it with hate and evil, but the Smurfs always find a way to defeat her.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[FusionDance Fusion]] is usually a manifestation of the [[ThePowerOfTrust trust]], [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]], and [[ThePowerOfLove love]] between two or more Gems. However, one of the most powerful Fusions and definitely the most powerful two-Gem Fusion shown yet, [[EmeraldPower Malachite]], is the result of a fusion between [[BloodKnight Jasper]] and [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Lapis Lazuli]], who have nothing but ''negative'' emotions for each other. Though this could be a byproduct of the fact [[spoiler:both of them are amongst the strongest singular Gems shown]].
* In a ''[[WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs Super Secret Secret Squirrel]]'' cartoon, Secret counteracts the effects of Queen Bee's LovePotion by focusing on his hatred of crime (or more likely just hate in general).
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', Tiger Claw claims that only his hatred and desire for revenge against the turtles, Splinter, and their human allies allowed him to survive his trek home after being swallowed alive by giant alien worm and then stranded in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 another dimension]].
* The Monarch of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is motivated more by his hate for Rusty Venture than he is love for his wife. He once says that hate is what drives him - he hates ''himself'' more than most villains hate their archenemies.
* Lord Hater from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' gets more powerful the angrier he gets.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', Shagon, leader of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Knights of Destruction]] and TheDragon to [[TheChessmaster Nerissa]] is called "The Angel of Malice" and draws his strength from other peoples' hatred (the other knights, being TheHeartless, draw strength from different negative emotions). The Guardians ultimately learn to weaken him somewhat by letting go of their hate for him. [[spoiler: And his host Matt eventually destroys him with the ThePowerOfLove, with a little [[ThePowerOfRock Power of Rock]] on the side]].
* Roberon in ''Robotman and Friends'' lives and ''breathes'' this trope.
* Played disturbingly straight at the end of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible: [[TheMovie So the Drama]]''. Kim had been played like a fiddle by arch-foe Drakken, who'd created a synthetic boyfriend to distract Kim from his scheme. When [[TheDragon Shego]] was trying to escape after the plan went down the drain, she found Kim waiting for her.
-->'''Kim:''' You know what I really hate?\\
'''Shego:''' That your date melted?\\
'''Kim:''' Nah. [[PreAssKickingOneLiner You.]]
** After Kim kicked Shego into a transmitter, simultaneously electrocuting her and dropping the structure on her, Kim gave a very uncharacteristic smirk. This prompted a new scene to be added showing Shego alive in the back of a police van after test audiences believed that Kim had killed her, which was never the creator's intent.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Ninety North, Zero West", when Santa resurrects [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Humbaba]] in a failed attempt to gain his powers, the Smiths attempt to escape on a train powered by love of Christmas. ''Hatred'' of Christmas causes it to go in reverse, and since Steve has recently gone from loving the holiday to hating it, the train travels back until eventually it goes fast enough to knock Humbaba's head off his neck.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Bismarck, the Prussian Chancellor responsible for the unification of Germany, is a good historical example. The man relied on hating people as a source of motivation during times of difficulty. Take the following quote from Robert K Massie's ''Dreadnought'':
--> Lying in bed, he mulled over grievances. “I have spent the whole night hating”, he said once. When no immediate object of hatred was available, he ransacked his memory to dredge up wrongs done to him years before.
* UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin was similar, perhaps even more so than Stalin. While Stalin was also driven by paranoia, fear, and ambition as well as by hatred and ideology, Lenin was driven mostly by a single-minded combination of the latter two, almost to the exclusion of all else.
* The DarthWiki/DarthWiki is empowered by hate.
* If [[http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/04/strength-in-naughty-or-nice/ this]] Harvard study is to be believed, the Power of Hate might just have ThePowerOfLove beaten out. Long story short, thinking evil thoughts gives you much more endurance than thinking good thoughts. There's probably a reason why the trope is named ''UnstoppableRage'' as opposed to something more positive.
* In Charles Fort's seminal work on paranormal phenomena, ''Wild Talents'', he speculated that a rash of unexplained fires in English manor houses during the 1920s might have been caused by sheer focused hate from the working class during the General Strike.
* The power that made the Schutzstaffel such ferocious enemies to fight on the battlefield. During their [[TheSpartanWay training in the boot-camps]], they were taught to hate anyone who were classified as an enemy to the Third Reich. However, the Waffen-SS's fanatical fighting style led to high casualties and hence a debatable efficiency. Furthermore, they were a very minor part of the armed forces in Poland and France.
** All armed forces do this to a degree, making it easier for their soldiers to kill in combat by dehumanizing the enemy.
** The [[RedsWithRockets Soviets]], however, went [[UpToEleven full-tilt]] in their characteristic fashion. On [[RememberTheAlamo the first anniversary of the German invasion]], Mikhail Sholokhov rolled out a story called "Lesson of Hatred" with graphic (and largely truthful) descriptions of German [[RapePillageAndBurn war crimes]]; in a month this was followed by Constantin Simonov's verse called "Kill him!" (later referred to as "If you value your home..."), and then came Ilya Ehrenburg's much-quoted rant entitled simply "[[KillEmAll Kill!]]" ("We have realized that Germans are not human..."). The authors themselves later claimed that the Soviet soldiers were still treating Germans as [[BattleThralls oppressed proletarians]], not [[ChaoticEvil a bunch of bloodthirsty monsters]]. Not coincidentally, these were the days the Reds were [[DecisiveBattle making a desperate stand in the streets of Stalingrad]]...
* Russians again, this time its civilians -- [[http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-russia-intolerance-20160118-story.html From an LA Times article]] about anti-gay activism in St. Petersberg, formerly the most open and tolerant city in the country: "Taking a cue from President Vladimir Putin, who has whipped up anti-Western sentiments to advance a nationalist agenda and boost his domestic approval ratings during an economic crisis, [anti-gay activists] often frame their stance as defending the country against foreign values."
-->'''Polina Mul''', outed kindergarten teacher: "That's how our country is — we always have to hate somebody," she said. "If we hate and abuse somebody, we unite."
* On a more heartwarming (and somewhat hilarious) note, there is the case of [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/01/13/meet-the-man-who-spent-12-years-trapped-inside-his-body-watching-barney-reruns/?utm_term=.813edf489603 Martin Pistorius]], who woke up [[AndIMustScream trapped in his own body, perfectly aware but unable to move or act in any way, misdiagnosed by doctors who thought he was still a vegetable]]. One of the main factors the young man (then a young boy) identifies as key in recovering was the fact the daycare he spent his days in ran rerun after rerun of ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'', which he grew to hate with such fervor he slowly, methodically tried to reorient his thoughts in a way that'd let him regain ''some'' control over his situation, starting by learning how to tell the time by the shadows in the room just so he knew when Barney would end. This was the first step in a very long recovery, and now he is perfectly capable of expressing himself with a computer. Except for one thing: His hatred of the purple dinosaur, which even today he says he's unable to articulate. He essentially used this loathing as the very first stepping stone to bring himself out of both the DespairEventHorizon ''and'' his paralyzed condition. As one tumblr user put it:
-->''So it turns out that [[PeripheryHatedom the primal hatred people have toward Barney]] is '''strong enough to pull a disembodied consciousness out of the abyss of existential despair and into the physical world out of pure spite.'''''
* Infamous fanfiction writer Creator/DakariKingMykan firmly believes in this concept, stating it to be stronger than ThePowerOfFriendship and ThePowerOfLove in every category. It's also what drives him to make most of his {{Revenge Fic}}s in the first place, directing it at both [[TheChewToy innocent cartoon characters]] and [[TakeThatCritics his own hatedom]].
--> ''In my world... "SPITE makes RIGHT"''