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->''"Rage is a hell of an anesthetic."''
-->-- '''[[PsychoForHire Zaeed]] [[PunchClockHero Massani]]''', ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''

One of the worst things you can ever do with a hero is to do something that gets them well and truly ''furious'', because rage makes good guys unbeatable. They will go into a frenzy and become stronger, faster, braver, more agile and more indestructible than they've ever been, and they ''will'' [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown annihilate you]]. This holds particularly true if the character in question is generally [[BewareTheNiceOnes meek]] and [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass feeble]]. Often indicated with AngryEyebrows in animation. Caution must be employed by the character, since such tantrums can sometimes lead to a HeroicBSOD.

Used widely in {{shonen|Demographic}} anime. Perhaps because the young male demographic likes to see fast and brutal retribution against enemies who most likely [[BullyingADragon brought]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge it]] [[AcceptableTargets on]] [[AssholeVictim themselves.]]

Sometimes referred to gaining HeroicResolve, particularly if it's in response to a threat against [[{{Protectorate}} somebody or something that the hero cares about]]. This is a common result of pressing the character's BerserkButton, and especially occurs if [[BewareTheNiceOnes a nice person is pushed a little too far]]. They might [[BerserkerTears cry but won't stop their attacks.]] Characters in the grip of an Unstoppable Rage are prone to a FoeTossingCharge. They might KickThemWhileTheyAreDown without realizing that they are doing it.

For the quantum leap in badassery achieved [[TheStoic without an emotional overflow]], see LetsGetDangerous. In videogames, this is often a LimitBreak, or a EleventhHourSuperpower.

Interestingly enough, this usually has the opposite effect on villains. Making them angry usually [[VillainousBreakdown causes them to lose focus, make poor decisions]] and fall victim to UntouchableUntilTagged. [[TurnsRed Unless they are a video game enemy]].

Compare with SuperpoweredEvilSide. See also RageBreakingPoint and [[RantInducingSlight Rant-Inducing Slight]], where this is set off by a multitude of things piling up until a final event proves to be the last straw. ThePowerOfHate is a similar concept, but focused on hate instead of simply fury.

Contrast with TranquilFury, often preceded by a DeathGlare or DullEyesOfUnhappiness. May be instilled in {{Actual Pacifist}}s with TeachHimAnger. A character who lives by this and counts on it may be TheBerserker. A RoaringRampageOfRevenge (or its smaller, arguably more spontaneous counterpart, ExtremeMeleeRevenge) may include this.

This trope is [[OlderThanDirt WAY older than you might think]]--it was so well established by their time the ancient Greeks actually referred to this trope as "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristeia aristeia]]". Literal translation? "[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome An act of supreme excellence]]". Yes, seriously. Even more surprising is the longstanding association with {{angst}}y and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim broadly appealing]] characters like [[AchillesInHisTent Achilles]].


* UnstoppableRage/AnimeAndManga
* UnstoppableRage/ComicBooks
* UnstoppableRage/FanWorks
* UnstoppableRage/{{Literature}}
* UnstoppableRage/LiveActionTV
* UnstoppableRage/TabletopGames
* UnstoppableRage/VideoGames
* UnstoppableRage/WesternAnimation


[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The titular character from ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' when he's threatened. Explicitly stated to be part of his programming, that has absolutely nothing to do with rage and he has no conscious control over it initially. To be clear, [[spoiler: he resists with his little friend's help and runs away, but when the attacks persist and his friend appears to be dead, the giant emotes some very clear rage and engages his attack-response programming]]
* [[PunnyName Hannover Fiste]] towards Captain Sternn in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'': '''"STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!"'''
* The Beast in Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}'s ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' often calls upon this trope, particularly when Belle is placed in danger.
* Pumbaa the Warthog in Disney's ''Disney/TheLionKing'' (and the ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' series) goes into an Unstoppable Rage [[FoeTossingCharge charge]] whenever someone calls him a pig.
--> '''Pumbaa:''' [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs They call me...]] '''''[[ShoutOut MISTER PIIIIIIIG!!!]]'''''
** Simba himself is [[http://www.lionking.org/~tlkpride/images/screencaptures/fight.jpg in this state]] throughout the movie's climax after Scar reveals that he killed Mufasa.
--> '''''MURDERER!!'''''
* During the big showdown at the end of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest'', [[TheDragon Chula the spider]] takes Miss Kitty hostage. This causes Tiger to flip out, barking ferociously and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWMlQ5Ut9xo&feature=related singlehandedly kicking the asses]] of all of Cat R. Waul's {{Mooks}} before dragging Chula down and tossing him on the mousetrap's arm with the rest of the baddies.
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': King Triton has one when he destroys Ariel's secret grotto after she confesses her love to Eric. He [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone regrets it]] once he cools down.
* Queen Elinor as Mum-Bear in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' [[BerserkButton gets some moments]] while going MamaBear to protect Merida from [[BigBad Mor'du]]. Also, her husband, Fergus, when [[MistakenForOwnMurderer he thinks Mor'du had kidnapped or killed her]] and chases her, gets this moment, despite Merida's [[CassandraTruth desperate protests about the bear's identity]].
* ''Disney/BigHero6'': [[spoiler: When Hiro learns Callaghan was Yokai, and he was responsible for Tadashi's death, he goes ''[[BerserkButton absolutely berserk]]'' (albeit in a TranquilFury way) and turns Baymax into a killing machine in order to kill Callaghan. He doesn't even calm down until he sees Tadashi's video.]]
* From ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'', we get to see what's beneath [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Unikitty's]] GenkiGirl persona when it slips. Woe betide anyone she unleashes her rage onto, as the climax could attest.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/ThreeHundred'', the Captain flies into such a rage when [[spoiler:he sees his son Astinos get his head chopped off on the battlefield during a lull in the action]]. A decent amount of single-handed ass-kicking ensues, until three of his fellow Spartans have to physically restrain him and drag him back to their camp.\\
This is even more badass when his screams are carried all the way to the Persian camp, and ''scares them more than the deepest battledrums''.
* ''Film/TheBlindSide'': Michael, normally a GentleGiant, gets his BerserkButton hit and hulks out when [[spoiler: a drug dealer [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt makes sexual comments]] about Leigh Anne and Collins]].
* Ralphie in ''Film/AChristmasStory''. After getting a C+ on his "What I Want For Christmas" essay, and feeling really despondent, neighborhood bully Scot Farkus pelts him in the face with a snowball. After he adds some verbal taunting, Ralphie snaps and beats the everloving crap out of him, while other neighborhood kids look on, reducing Farkus to a sobbing, miserable wreck.
* ''Film/{{District 9}}'': Wikus in the final battle.
* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'''s John Preston goes into a TranquilFury version of this after [=DuPont=] spends a moment to gloat about how Preston [[UnwittingPawn played right into his hands]]. No one survives the resultant GunKata [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge asskicking spree.]]
* Jason Voorhees, the main killer from the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series, is made of this. A bad childhood with him used as the other kids' chew toy, nearly got drowned and has seen his own mother, the only person in the world who treated him as a human being, killed by some girl are all the ingredients needed to create an immortal, vengeful serial killer who is spending his time butchering people that get too close to him. [[Film/FreddyVsJason Hell, his rage is so great that not even the Dream Demon Freddy Krueger himself can fight it]].
* ''Film/TheFugitive'': Richard Kimble displays this upon finally encountering the man who murdered his wife, and upon confronting his [[spoiler:so-called friend who set the murder plot in motion]].
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' destroys cities because he's angry.
** Go ahead. Fuck with Godzilla's kid. That's a dare. That's a ''double''-dare. No matter what the timeline, fucking with Godzilla's kid is a very ''painful'' way to commit suicide, because Godzilla won't just KILL you, he'll '''''END''''' you.
* Oddly enough, in both ''Film/GoodFellas'' and ''Film/{{Casino}}'', Creator/JoePesci seems to have a dangerously psychotic Unstoppable Rage that goes off from something as simple as a [[HairTriggerTemper misunderstood compliment]]. Actually averted in Pesci's famous "You think I'm funny?" scene. He's just screwing around with Henry Hill. What he does to Billy Batts and Spider, on the other hand...
* Jack, of ''Film/JackBrooksMonsterSlayer'', is prone to this as a result of his DarkAndTroubledPast. It comes in handy against the monsters.
* In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', Rexie is already furious when she sees the ''I. rex'' intruding on her territory. But after receiving a savage beating and [[spoiler: Blue giving her a HeroicSecondWind, she goes full-on berserk and gives ''I. rex'' an ''even more intense'' beatdown.]]
* In ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'', Brad Pitt's character Tristan Ludlow goes on an Unstoppable Rage-fueled RoaringRampageOfRevenge after he watches his younger brother die on a WWI battlefield from machine gun fire and mustard gas. He not only slaughters every German in the vicinity but arrives back at field camp the next morning wearing warpaint of mud and blood and strings of fresh German scalps.
* In ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'', Big Chris, for all his ruthless coercion and threatening demeanor, is rather a reasonable chap . . . until a man takes his son prisoner. He goes full PapaWolf on the man, smashing his head repeatedly in a car door while roaring incoherently.
* Lancelot in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', in his [[RefugeInAudacity hilarious]], over-the-top, and [[HighPressureBlood gruesome]] assault on Swamp Castle. He is snapped out of it by "unexpected" nature of his "princess", is verbally accused [[CrossesTheLineTwice back into the rage again]], then [[spoiler: apologizes to his victims profusely, in sheer embarrassment. "Sorry. Sorry. You see what I mean? I just get carried away. I'm really most awfully sorry. Sorry! Sorry, everyone."]] [[OlderThanTheyThink This is a trait of the character in the original legends.]]
* In ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', Miss Piggy flies into one of these, complete with NightmareFuel eyes, when the villain tells her he's about to zap Kermit's brain. Mentioning [[BerserkButton bacon]] didn't help his cause.
* Subversion: In ''Film/MysteryMen'', Creator/BenStiller's character Mr. Furious was a superhero seemingly built around Unstoppable Rage -- except that when he raged, he wasn't much less stoppable than a "normal" adrenaline-fueled angry person. He didn't become substantially stronger, tougher or faster, which wasn't very useful. During the final battle, however, [[spoiler: his rage apparently gave him enough momentum to overcome the BigBad, as the other instances were him trying to invoke this trope, and failing miserably.]]
* In ''Film/ThePatriot'', French & Indian War veteran Benjamin Martin is fueled with unstoppable rage when his second-oldest son is shot point blank by the evil British Cavalry officer Col. Tavington. With minimal help from his two pint-sized sons, Ben brutally takes down a contingent of British Redcoats, not satisfied with making them dead but burning through all of that rage by hacking at one soldier's bloody corpse.
* The 3rd act of the Creator/JackieChan film ''Police Story'' features a rare look at Jackie's typical happy go lucky character snapping and going to town on everyone that's done him wrong. This includes beating the crap out of people who can't fight worth a damn like a doctor and a lawyer, but they've all been such huge jerks through the whole film that it's easy to cheer him on every step of the way.
* ''Film/{{Rage}}'',(previously known as "Tokarev"), Nicolas Cage as Paul Maguire. [[spoiler:"Rage" is actually the point of the movie, as it blinds our hero to actuality and drives him to execute a misconceived bloodbath of friend and foe]].
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'':
** River Tam is [[HeroicBSOD rendered catatonic and helpless]] by the madness of the Reavers pushing in on her mind during the final battle, until her brother gets shot. [[WaifFu Ass-kick]][[CurbStompBattle ing results.]]
** The name in the Latin American dubbing is ''Serenity: Unstoppable Rage''.
** Reavers are like this ALL THE TIME.
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' features a comedic example when one of the eponymous villains manages to singe Princess Vespa's hair with a laser blast, causing her to flip out and annihilate an entire squad.
* The eponymous hero in the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' flies into a fit of rage anytime his loved ones are threatened or harmed, usually resulting in beatdown for the villains.
** In ''Film/SpiderMan1'', Green Goblin taunts that after finishing him in their fight, he will kill Mary Jane, whilst making her death 'nice and slow'; Spider-Man quickly recovers and beats the crap out of him.
** After kidnapping Mary Jane in ''Film/SpiderMan2'', Dr. Octopus rather smugly refuses to give up her location and Spidey attacks him in retaliation.
** This happens several times in ''Film/SpiderMan3'', once where he confronts and almost kills the Sandman for killing his uncle, the next where he thrashes Harry Osborn in his own home for ruining his life with Mary Jane, the next where Harry takes a blow (two spikes attached to his board) from Venom meant for Peter and is killed because of it.
* After Kirk [[spoiler: dies of radiation poisoning,]] Spock goes absolutely ballistic and almost beats Harrison to death at the end of ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. If it wasn't for him being told that they needed [[spoiler: Khan's blood to save Kirk's life]], Spock likely would've killed him with one more punch. This is ''why'' Vulcans are trained from birth to have complete control over their emotions. A Vulcan's rage is far more intense than a human's, and they have SuperhumanStrength to go with it.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Luke Skywalker spends most of the original trilogy actively not giving into anger, because that leads to TheDarkSide, but when Darth Vader makes the mistake of [[RelativeButton threatening to turn Leia to the Dark Side]] during their final confrontation in ''Return of the Jedi'', he immediately goes berserk, interrupts Vader's sentence, and beats Vader on sheer, Force-augmented aggression (despite being a full foot shorter and with the corresponding reach disadvantage), only stopping after he chops off Vader's mechanical hand and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes]] just how close he just came to [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim becoming like him]].
** It runs in the family: when Anakin completely destroys a village of Sand People after they killed his mother. "Not just the men, but the women and the children too."
** The final Luke-Vader duel would be the UrExample of sometimes-Force-enhanced psychological warfare gone wrong. Although, sometimes spurring someone into this (particularly with repressed anger) was actually the intended effect; Palpatine had actually been attempting this on Luke right before and after the duel... but his obviousness of intent probably helped Luke pull himself back from the brink.
** Obi-Wan Kenobi goes into a TranquilFury after Darth Maul mortally wounds [[spoiler: Qui-Gon Jinn]]. He succeeds in chopping Maul's lightsaber in half and knocks him down at one point, but Maul uses a Force push to get the best of him. Obi-Wan then calms down and uses an unexpected strategy to defeat him.
** The duel between Anakin, Obi-Wan and Dooku at the beginning of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' mirrors the one in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' in a lot of ways. Dooku knocks out Obi-Wan and then proceeds to taunt Anakin, which pisses him off enough that he flies into a rage and pummels Dooku, ultimately chopping both his hands off. Then while he has Dooku at swordpoint (like the SwordOverHead scene with Luke in ''Jedi''), Palpatine urges him to execute the Sith Lord. Unlike Luke, Anakin goes through with it, though he immediately regrets it.
** Chewbacca gets one in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' when he sees [[spoiler:Kylo/Ben murder Han]]. He roars in outrage, then shoots [[spoiler:Kylo]] with a {{BFG}} and proceeds to ignite a chain reaction that blows up the whole planet.
** Kylo Ren himself, who tends to get really pissed about things not going to plan and uses his lightsaber to vent his rage in a fury of screaming and destruction. Unfortunately he never puts this into use in any practical way (as any time he gets into a conflict he tries to force a facade of composure, which probably weakens him to a degree).
** Kylo goes completely berserk in ''Film/TheLastJedi'' when [[spoiler:Luke shows up at Crait]]. He manages to stay calm for a few seconds, long enough to give the order to attack, but quickly loses it and starts screaming maniacally for MoreDakka, much to Hux's bemusement. He has a similar reaction a little earlier when the ''Millennium Falcon'' appears, although his rage is still nowhere near as violent as that sparked by [[spoiler:his former mentor]].
* Kham in ''Film/TomYumGoong'' (aka ''The Protector''). After discovering that [[spoiler:his elephant had been butchered and the bones set with gold and jewels]], he goes into serious HeroicBSOD mode. He doesn't notice the horde of thugs beating on him until one makes the mistake of stabbing him in the side. This snaps him out of his grief and turns his BSOD into a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', Optimus Prime fights Megatron, Starscream and Grindor by himself and is eventually overpowered and blasted halfway across a forest area. After Megatron tries to justify his means for wanting to kill Sam, Optimus denies his reasoning, charges right into the midst of them, slices off Grindor's arm, beats down Megatron, slices off Starscream's arm (and [[GrievousHarmWithABody whacks him across the face with it]]) then leaps onto Grindor and tears his face in two, killing him.
-->"You'll never stop at one! ''I'LL TAKE YOU ALL ON!''"
** In DOTM, Optimus might as well be ''fueled'' by Unstoppable Rage.
--> "We will '''kill them all.'''"
** Ditto for AOE when he learns of [[spoiler: Ratchet's]] fate.
* Beast against Magneto in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', which is decidedly in Beast's favor, to the extent that [[spoiler:Beast almost drowns him. Magneto only barely manages to save himself by using a nearby sculpture to restrain Beast]].
* Wolverine/Logan flies into at least one of these in almost every ''Film/XMen'' film he's in. And since it's genetic, his daughter-clone Laura/X-23 has a few in ''Film/{{Logan}}''.
* ''Film/WonderWoman'' after [[spoiler:Steve Trevor's self-sacrifice]]. Diana proceeds to tear through German soldiers like they're wet tissue.
* PlayedForLaughs in the short film ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbGw_cWgr5U The Saw]]'' (by Creator/RoosterTeeth collaborator Samantha Ireland), where a woman attending a anger management group decides to use her fury to become a "vigilante".
-->My uncontrollable rage will make this world a better place!

[[folder: Music ]]
* In [[Composer/{{mothy}} Akuno P]]'s ''Franchise/EvilliousChronicles'', the [[SevenDeadlySins sin]] of Wrath is represented in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGFeL7Az0J8 The Muzzle of Nemesis]]'', sung by Gumi. The singer, an assassin [[MeaningfulName appropriately named]] Nemesis, is seeking revenge on her former employer, who ordered her to kill her lover. In a twist, the employer is not only [[spoiler:her father, but the corrupt judge who represented {{Greed}}.]] Notably, she ''does'' give him a chance to repent.

[[folder: Myth And Legend ]]
* OlderThanDirt: Sekhmet, an [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian goddess]] of war, pestilence, and healing, went on a bender when some mortals dared suggest that her father, the sun god Ra, was getting a little old. She had no intention of stopping and nearly exterminated humanity. Finally Ra himself stopped her, and then only by making a literal sea of beer mixed with pomegranate juice. Sekhmet, mistaking it for blood, drank herself stupid, and thus the world was saved by alcohol.
** A version of the legend makes this even scarier by having the massacring goddess being Hathor, the [[BewareTheNiceOnes nice and happy goddess of the moon, music, dance joy, feminine love and]] [[MamaBear motherhood]], with ''Sekhmet'' being the one who made the sea of beer mixed with pomegranate juice. Another version would see Sekhmet and Hathor being NotSoDifferent.

* Cuchulainn from [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish mythology]] has a prime example of the "[[SuperpoweredEvilSide monster within]]" kind of unstoppable rage. In the epic, ''Táin Bó Cúailnge'', he enters a "ríastrad" or "Warp Spasm". In this state he transforms into a [[DemonHead horribly mutilated monster]] who doesn't know friend from foe. At one time, they broke him out of his rage by dunking him into three separate water barrels. The first one exploded, the other began boiling, and the last one finally cooled him down.
** This would later be co-opted into ''[[Comicbook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'''s ''Slaine'', where they got ''really'' creative.
* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, Hercules killed his wife and children in a rage induced by Hera. Less supernaturally, as a kid Hercules killed his music teacher with a lyre.
* The normally gentle Myth/{{Hindu|Mythology}} goddesss Uma can transform into death dealing, world ending Kali. She does this to kill the demon Raktabija, after all the gods cut into the demon, only to find that [[HydraProblem his blood creates clone of himself once it hits the ground.]] Kali fixes the situation by inhaling all the blood before it touches the ground as she goes on her killing frenzy. Some legends continue that she would have turned her violence on the gods if Shiva, her husband, didnít lie amongst the dead in a desperate gambit to get her to stop. This is particularly sobering as Shiva has the ability to unmake all of creation and was pretty sure the only thing that could stop his wife from killing everyone was [[BatmanGambit to gamble on his importance to her]].
* Myth/NorseMythology is the very source of the word '[[TheBerserker berserker]]' (from an Old Norse word meaning "bear shirt"), and was full of them, most famously Thor. The god of the berserkers (and Thor's father) was [[TheDreaded Odin]], whose very name means "''[[NamesToRunFromReallyFast The Furious One]]''".
* According to Myth/JapaneseMythology, the storm god Susano-o flew into a drunken rage and did everything possible to mess up his sister Amaterasu's life. He defiled all her shrines, killed her handmaidens, and threw shit in her temples. The gods were unable to stop his overwhelming douchedness.

[[folder: Pinball]]
* Featured in ''Pinball/TheAvengersStern'', where the IncredibleHulk sits on the playfield. During the game, he flails his fists and grabs pinballs; premium editions even include a "Ramp Throwing" action where the Hulk throws a ramp.

* In ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', Romeo goes into unstoppable rage after Tybalt kills Mercutio ("...Mercutio's soul/is but a little ways above our heads.../either you or I or both must go with him.") Also seen again when he kills Paris ("Tempt not a desperate man"). Romeo's always in some exaggerated emotional state or another. (What do you expect? He's fifteen.)
** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is theoretically in unstoppable rage after the last soliloquy of the play ("...from this point forth/my thoughts be bloody or nothing worth"), but, given that this is Hamlet, two scenes later he's cracking jokes with a gravedigger.
** ''Theatre/TheWintersTale'' is about what happens when an extremely powerful man gives in to paranoia and unstoppable rage and takes it out on his subjects.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Complains Of Names from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', a barbarian, after [[spoiler: Chief's torture and death]] at the hands of Kore. Kore ticked off the bull and now he's getting the horns!
* [[http://ea.snafu-comics.com/index.php?comic_id=24 Red]] of ''Webcomic/EverAfter.'' It might just have something to do with the BigBad [[MindRape mind raping]] her all the time.
* Lemmy from ''Webcomic/{{Fanboys}}'' has one whenever [[BerserkButton someone calls Nintendo "kiddy" around him]]. Complete with white ''GlowingEyesOfDoom''.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', the BigBad is invincible... until he makes Grace angry, [[spoiler: at which point she proceeds to kick his butt without much trouble at all]].
* Fighter from ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' is highly protective of Black Mage, whom he thinks as his best friend, despite the fact that Black Mage [[VitriolicBestBuds hates Fighter and has tried to kill him since they first met]]. [[spoiler: When Black Mage is [[BerserkButton killed by Lich]], Fighter, after a PleaseWakeUp moment goes into a screaming rage which he unleashes upon Lich]].
** Also Berserker, a normally cultured and eloquent dwarf who goes into a terrible (and monosyllabic) rage when he takes his monocle off.
* Roger Pepitone of ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell'' is normally a serene and friendly CloudCuckooLander, but when pushed too far, [[http://www.crfh.net/d/20040219.html this]] is the result.
* Even ''Webcomic/GeneCatlow'', who is normally calm and collected at times, succumbs to this... [[BerserkButton especially when his lady love is hurt]]. [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120627.html Heaven]] [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120629.html help]] [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120702.html you]] [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120704.html if]] [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120706.html Catswhisker doesn't]] [[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120709.html stop]] '''''[[http://genecatlow.keenspot.com/d/20120711.html him]]''''' ''first''.
* An ever-present and incredibly dangerous trope in the Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}}. See, for example [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20001015.html Joyce]] and [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2007/comic/book-4/08-the-gospel-of-faz/confidence/ Amber]]. [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20030721.html Walky]] is by far the scariest example, though.
* In ''FunnyFarm'', ASCII goes into one when his slot machine "girlfriend" gets shot. He accompanies his rampage by saying leet versions of "delete", "format", and "defragment".
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** After [[spoiler: Xykon shatters his sword]], Roy knocks his head off, and throws him into [[spoiler: Dorukan's Gate, destroying his physical form. He comes back though.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''''"YOU! BROKE! MY! SWORD!"''''']]
** [[EvilCounterpart Thog]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0796.html rages]].
---> '''[[spoiler:TALKY-MAN BROKE THOG'S TUSK!]]'''
* In ''HookieDookiePanic'', Adda pulls a few of these, the biggest being [[spoiler: when she loses a Dance Dance Revolution tournament due to a fight going on, and she proceeds to go into a psychotic rampage and kill those responsible for the fight.]]
* Few days ago, in ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'', Mr. Blank had his moment of Unstoppable Rage against Mr. Black, at least in the beginning. The funny (or creepy) thing is, the audience could already sense the doom months ago.
* Averted in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. Torg appears to go into one of these after Horribus [[spoiler:kills Alt-Zoe]], but, in a rare moment of rationality, he realizes saving the world is more important than a grudge match, and runs away instead.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has this for its Sparks. When they get in the Mad Mood, they unleash all their most devastating gadgetry and can throw around clanks single-handedly. However, it is said that this is also the reason for most lower level sparks' deaths. They get in a rage without the ability or sense to keep themselves from dying.
** Tarvek flies into one of these while fighting [[spoiler: Zola]], [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110117 beating her to the point]] where she tries to surrender - only Tarvek isn't listening to silly notions like that.
** Agatha goes [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070117 full tilt]] [[spoiler:after Lars is killed]]. Thank goodness for Sparky pies.
* Dr. Jean Poule in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' can go from adorable GirlNextDoor innocence to [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20060926.html blind fury]] without too much trouble. This rarely manifests as physical violence, as the mere force of her yelling is usually enough to produce results (i.e., Bob: "Wow! Thanks, Jean! You're swell at yelling at people!" Jean: "Well, the secret is to ''enjoy'' it...") but it has gotten her into [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20061230.html fights upon occasion.]]
* In ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'', [[spoiler:Buwaro was born with ''permanent'' Unstoppable Rage. The only reason he's so happy-go-lucky is because his star pendant keeps the rage in check.]]
* Kedamono from ''Webcomic/ThePrideOfLife'' in episode six.
* Aradia Megido of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' was first introduced as a [[TheEeyore depressingly]] EmotionlessGirl [[spoiler: because she's a ghost]], but later on [[spoiler: when she gains a new robot body]] she becomes capable of showing one in particular. '''[[ExtremeMeleeRevenge Rage.]]'''
** Karkat Vantas walks around in a state of perpetual ire and will verbally tear into anyone with little provocation, so it's kind of a subversion that he doesn't do this.
** [[spoiler: Gamzee Makara's [[CharacterClassSystem title]] is the Bard of Rage. From all accounts, it manifests as him being nigh-unstoppable when he gets going - he is said to have dealt the most damage to the [[FinalBoss Black King]] with just one strike, and that was [[TheStoner when he was high]]. [[AxCrazy When]] [[OmnicidalManiac he's]] [[NoMedicationForMe sober]], this trope is more or less his default state. To wit: [[http://mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005350 what he did to Nepeta]]...]]
*** [[spoiler:Eventually however, Gamzee's rage is stopped by Karkat via a CooldownHug.]]
** Rose enters one after learning [[spoiler:that Bec Noir had killed her mother.]] Seeking revenge, she well and truly loses it when [[spoiler:he kills John at the very beginning of the battle, prompting her to destroy a large percentage of the battlefield in an attempt to kill Bec Noir. This being Homestuck, Rose's attempt is in vain and she eventually gets killed (and to add to insult, she did [[TheWorfEffect no damage to Bec Noir.]])]]
** Bec Noir goes into this after [[spoiler:Jade dies again]], and slaughters most of the Trolls' Dream Selves in their session.
** John Egbert, despite his usual calm personality, get into that state two times:
*** After he was already enraged by Davesprite, being more of a jerk, than usual, he meets Jack Noir and proceeds to beat him so furiously, that he resorts to blocking flurry of attacks, unable to fight back. Jack has to bind him with tentacles, just to get a chance to hit back. And even this didn't work. Just in one hit John manages to harm him nearly as much as Rose through the entire fight [[spoiler:and cause tremendous damage to his reputation in PM's eyes.]].
*** His second meeting with [[spoiler:Caliborn]] he unleashes all hatred, built trough their previous encounters. At first [[spoiler:Caliborn]] putting up a good fight, but soon enough ends up on the floor, reseiving one punch to the face after another. Only thing, that stops John, is [[spoiler:his abrupt teleportation out of the fight]], by which point [[spoiler:Caliborn]] lies on the ground, looking borderline traumatized.
** After Slick [[spoiler:breaks God-Tier clock]], Doc Scratch finally gets fed up with his behaviour, and proceeds to beat him into a pulp (with a teach-yourself programming book,nonetheless) and punch him through the wall, sending him fall a several stories to the ground.
* In ''Webcomic/GoldCoinComics'' there is something called [[http://www.goldcoincomics.com/?id=128 Berserk Mode]], when a character flies into an uncontrollable rage.
* In ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'', this is practically a defining characteristic of the Bloodrage Tribe. [[http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/224 This is why you don't want to be on the receiving end.]]
** [[http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/106 Rejoice. For very bad things are about to happen.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Endstone}}'', [[http://endstone.net/2010/01/04/issue-3-webpage-6/ Kyri deliberately triggers this in Cole, so she won't realize she's exhausting her power.]]
* It takes a lot to make Byron from ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'' go into berserker rage, but when he does [[http://guildedage.net/webcomic/chapter-8/chapter-8-page-20/ he doesn't take half-measures.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-03 Fuchsia sometimes gets so angry at everything.]]
* ''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse'': [[spoiler: As implied by the title, Zangya is on the receiving side on one from Son Bra. All it took was one air pressure attack, and Zangya was already dead.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Visseria}}'': Alchione gets [[http://visseria.net/?comic=00121-a-straight-line pushed a little too far]] by one particular criminal.
* Tessa in chapter 2 of ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'', [[spoiler:burning out all her magical power]] in the process.

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* Happens occasionally in ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', especially when a nice guy is [[BewareTheNiceOnes pushed too far.]]
** Such as [[spoiler: Adam Dodd going ballistic on Cody Jenson near the end of V1, who he has [[ItsPersonal every reason]] to want dead]].
* ''Literature/SailorNothing'': although Himei usually just wills her opponents into non-existence, she has been known to tear them apart with her bare hands if put under sufficient emotional stress.
* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', the Emperor is prone to do this when he hears about something particularly [[BerserkButton wrath-inspiring]] about the Empire, such us the Inquisition, senseless waste of resources or Traitor Legions. As he's immobile, this mostly manifests by him spawning [[NegativeSpaceWedgie warp storms]].
** This went to the [[PapaWolf logical extreme]] when he found out that the Inquisition had killed off nearly all of the Senseis, his biological children, wile the others had gone into hiding and are now nearly impossible to find.
* While it is debatable whether Nist Akath of ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' falls under this or Video Games, the scene where Ironblood is betrayed by the nobles certainly springs to mind. Ironblood is poisoned by the nobles who are servants of an evil god, stripped naked, and thrown into the arena he himself ordered costructed. Then, to kill him, they release a hydra to kill him. While naked, poisoned, and vomiting, Ironblood kills the Hydra with his bare hands. By crushing its skulls. Then, he climbs out of the arena, and... well...
-->"As he watched the dwarf crushed his wife's form, he came to a sudden, horrid realization. Ironblood didn't use an axe because he needed it. He used it to be kind. And right now he wasn't being kind."
* Badfic is so horrendously bad that unstoppable rage is a common reaction for ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' agents, especially when a favorite canon character is threatened.
* Parodied in Linkara's review of ''Wolverine: Adamantium Rage.''
** [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall "ADAMANTIUM RAGE!]] * Punches [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]]* ADAMANTIUM RAGE! * Punches VideoGame/{{Kirby}}* ADAMANTIUM RAGE! * ''Tries'' [[CanCrushingCranium to crush a can against his forehead]] and fails* ADAMANTIUM RAGE! [[spoiler:[[Funny/AtopTheFourthWall * Is punched by]]]] [[spoiler:WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd * ]]
* Caboose tries to intentionally invoke this in himself when he and Sarge are trapped in a bizarre land of eternal war in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. 'I am Michael J Caboose ... and I HATE BABIES!' Followed by 'Hurk! Blagh!' repeatedly.
** [[spoiler:Comes back in Season 10; as the Blood Gulchers are lining up for a battle, Church says he needs Caboose to get a little angry; Caboose replies that he forgot how to do that. Church helps him remember, and Caboose charges headlong through a massive group of Tex copies.]]
* From ''Film/TheGamers'': 'Barbarian rage! Blood, death, and vengeance!'. Success rate? [[spoiler: 1 for 2.]]
* When [[BigBad Flint]] [[spoiler:kills Ruby]] in ''WebAnimation/BunnyKill 4'', Snowball proceeds to flip out in a manner that can only be described as [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]] meets [[VideoGame/CaveStory frenzied Mimiga]].
** And in ''5'', [[spoiler:Dust]] does Snowball one better after [[spoiler:killing him under the influence of the PsychoSerum that Smoke had injected into him]] by [[spoiler:completely devastating Smoke's army of mooks, wrecking his helicopter gunship as he tries to get away and then sending the bastard right through its rotor blades]].
* In ''Literature/FineStructure'', a series of otherwise normal humans acquire FlyingBrick powers. In each case, for the first 15.8 seconds after getting their new powers, they are stuck in an absolute berserker rage wherein they immediately attempt to obliterate anything and everything around them. Since they also perceive time at an accelerated rate, this gives them long enough to kill millions of people if the local population density is high enough.
* The whole point of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4SSYjOAs0A RAEG TRAIN]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=682kuejphjo Angry German Kid]], which is a staged performance of a kid getting angry after his computer breaks, and then he proceeds to scream and throw his keyboard across the room.
* Along with his better-known abilities, Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}-682 is noticeably prone to these. Given that he's unstoppable even ''outside'' his rages, this is a bad thing.
** SCP-096. When someone sees its face(It doesn't matter if it's in person or ''4 pixels'' in a picture) it will enter a homicidal and unstoppable rage that won't end until the person who saw his face is dead. One attempt to see just how far it would go involved putting a guy in a bathysphere over six miles underwater and hundreds of miles away from its containment before showing him a picture. [[TheJuggernaut It bought the guy forty minutes]].
* Among the boards of 4chan, /v/ is (rightly) the butt of many jokes as being rage incarnate...
* The mere mention of the infamous [[MemeticMutation Bat Credit Card]] from ''[[Film/BatmanAndRobin Batman & Robin]]'' has this effect on WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic.
* Arthéon in ''Series/{{Noob}}'' Season 4 finale, after [[spoiler:Kary turns out to be more interested in the new game content than in their wedding ceremony]].
** Shows up as a players' actual in-game LimitBreak in ''Film/NoobLeConseilDesTroisFactions''.
* In Episode 18 of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', when Vegeta discovers that Gohan stole his dragon ball, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCOxVaQQrbk he completely loses it]]. His scream of rage can be heard over the entire planet, ''[[BeyondTheImpossible in space]]'', in the afterlife, and on another planet in another solar system ''twenty years in the future''. When he catches up to Krillin, he's been driven temporarily insane, his perception of color keeps changing, and he's shouting at Ghost Nappa. Gohan receiving a power-up from Super Kami Guru is the only thing that saves Krillin from a horrible death.
* Flippy of ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' goes into this whenever anyone does something that reminds him of the war he fought in. Subverted in "Remains To Be Seen", "Class Act", "Autopsy Turvy", and "By The Seat Of Your Pants" when he is killed while in his flipped-out state. Taken UpToEleven in "A Vicious Cycle" where his rampage continues even ''after'' his death.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Do not touch Yang's hair.
** Outside of trailers, the first time we see this is in the Emerald Forest where Yang nearly blows up an Ursa.
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': "Ragers", as they are called in-universe, are common enough that they actually classify them into three groups: Class One ragers are basically the equivalent of a person with Intermittent Explosive Disorder, and tend to forget to use their powers; Class Two ragers use their powers while raging, and can cause considerable damage; Class Three ragers actually grow more powerful the angrier they get (similar to the Hulk, except affecting all their powers), with their powers buffed higher and higher as they continue to rampage.
** On campus at the time of the original stories, the best known class-3 rager is Razorback, who has the appearance of a velociraptor and communicates through sign language. While he is a nice guy most of the time, anything that sets him off is likely to result in a drawn-out fight, as he is both a speedster and a regenerator. For their combat finals, the teachers pitted him against [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Jimmy T.]]; the fighting went on until they were both too exhausted to continue, with the match being decided by a coin toss.
* A humor website called ''Grudge Match (Where Useless Knowledge Breeds Champions)'' was a ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''-like site run by two guys named "Brian" and "Steve" who pitted pop-culture icons against each other and argued about who would win. ButtMonkey characters were often prone to what was simply known as [[SpellMyNameWithAThe "The Rage"]], which made an otherwise weak character virtually invincible. The most awesome manifestation of "The Rage" appeared in the [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Beavis vs. Butthead]] fight, when Beavis, pushed beyond his limits by Butthead's constant mistreatment of him, experienced such an explosion of "The Rage" that he split into four separate personalities: himself, Cornholio, Carrotjose, and Rutabagajuan. These four "maniacs" proceeded to give Butthead the beatdown of a lifetime.
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* The savage Wolverine after which the popular X-Man is named after is infamous for its relentless refusal to stop chasing, attacking and mauling it's prey/threat until either it or itself is dead. In fact, it's jaws will clamp down and '''lock onto''' its victim in death, and nothing short of a crowbar can pry it open if you do not want your limb to go gangrenous.
** All of the above also applies to the Tasmanian Devil, it's closest Australian Marsupial equivalent. Made doubly scary (or hilarious) for the fact that that unlike the wolverine, it's no bigger than a large house-cat.
* Played with in the common Honeybee, which will pursue and sting all threats to the hive literally unto their deaths; the curved nature of their stings makes sure they should they attempt to fly free, their insides will be pulled out in the process. Hornets play this trope straighter as they, with a straight sting, do ''not'' possess this problem, and will ''repeatedly'' sting threats to their hives until it is dead or driven off.
* Defied with the poor animals killed in Bull fights, which are by nature peaceful herbivores, and have to be goaded into anger with multiple stabs of the dagger moments before they are sent to their deaths at the blades of the Matador in the arena.
* Bull Elephants in Musth would be the crowning animal example of Unstoppable rage. A periodic hormonal condition where male elephants are extremely violent towards its surroundings unless they mate with a female, these frenzied monsters are capable of destroying everything in their path, including trees, vehicles, and houses. They can easily kill any animal within range, from carnivores to large surly animals such Cape Buffalo, Rhinos, Hippos and ''even other male Elephants.'' Outside of musth, it is still very unwise to provoke ''any'' elephant; they are the largest land animals, so not many things can stop an angry elephant's rampage. There is a reason Elephants are ranked as number one on ''The Most Extreme: Hissy Fits;'' even over ''Grizzly Bears'' and '''Africanized Honeybees!'''
* And then there's the kind of groupthink-inspired unreasoning hate and rage that only the most vicious, ruthless, and destructive species on Earth is capable of. [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Man]]. The festering anger of an entire society feeding back on eachother with dehumanizing propaganda and echo chambers provoked by anything from an attack on their soil to simply losing a sporting event or a single human being lost or killed. The resulting frenzies have left cities in ruins, entire forests laid waste in a singleminded hunt for any animal that dared attack on of them, and even vast swaths of continents turned into a grinding battlefield and nations left in ruin. Anyone who starts to calm down is simply roused back up again by the constant clamor or ostracized and silenced. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowd_psychology Just look at what we can do]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship when we work together]].