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->''"Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turn'd,''
->''Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd."''
-->-- '''William Congreve''', ''The Mourning Bride'' (1697)

What's the only type of woman more dangerous than a MamaBear? A woman who's been dumped, cheated on, or otherwise done wrong by her significant other (or, in some cases, merely ''thinks'' she's been). Especially if [[{{Yandere}} she's been hiding some sanity problems]], and especially if she was a ClingyJealousGirl. Otherwise SelfExplanatory.

[[TheVamp A villainess]] -- particularly a [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen queen]] -- [[DisproportionateRetribution may react in this manner when she has very little claim on the other person]]. After all, ItsAllAboutMe. If the woman in question is part of an evil organisation, this may be her cue to pull a HighHeelFaceTurn.

Often referred to as a "bunny boiler," after the infamous scene with Glenn Close in ''Film/FatalAttraction''. Almost AlwaysFemale, but male examples do exist.

Not to be confused with the PsychoExGirlfriend, although the chances of overlap are ideal. When a character is killed by said Woman Scorned, it's… well… DeathByWomanScorned.
This trope sometimes comes with the UnfortunateImplications that women are naturally violent and irrational {{Satellite Character}}s, or that a woman is always justified in pursuing her affections (even if she is a potentially abusive or AxCrazy StalkerWithACrush) and that it is ''wrong'' to turn her down or reject her advances.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Zan Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', Nozomu Itoshiki coldly "dumped" one of his students who mistakenly thought he had spent a nice, charming, romantic day at the beach with her a week before. The whole situation arose out of Zetsubou-sensei's paranoia of getting caught in just such a compromising situation with one (or all) of his young lady students: he used a body-double to avoid being the recipient of such unwanted attention, and the body-double proceeded not only to engage in uncharacteristic acts of charity but charmed the pants off of the cute Abiru Kobushi. A week later, when she approaches him at a festival for a little sweet "together time," he runs for it, leaving her in the dust. Poor Abiru is probably used to that sort of thing by now.
** In the next episode, she participates in his murder along with Chiri and other female students of the class. He gets better, though.
*** And at the end of the episode she has "caught" him again with her bandages. No harm, no foul, I guess.
* Kaede Fuyou in ''VisualNovel/{{SHUFFLE}}!'', a sweet [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]] [[{{Yandere}} with hidden psychological problems coming from years ago]] who also snaps on her GenkiGirl love rival and sempai, Asa Shigure. Subverted, since she actually sorta makes peace with Asa later.
* Kyoko from ''Manga/SkipBeat'' is a mild version, not acting directly against to the man who despised her, but instead building herself into a position where she can humiliate him more than anything she can do directly.
* The point of ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', a {{Deconstruction}} of the MarryThemAll solution to a HaremGenre situation. Word to the wise: if you've got a Harem, just pick one.
** If you guys are curious about what that meant... just watch the GrandFinale of the anime series. Or play the game and get the endings [[spoiler: where Kotonoha either jumps to her death in front of Makoto and Sekai or uses a saw to murder Sekai. Or when Sekai kills Makoto herself.]]
* In ''Manga/ElfenLied'', look at what happens to Kouta when he lies to Lucy...
* Sakurako Sanjou from ''Manga/HanaYoriDango''. Because Domyouji made her life Hell as a child, she pulls off quite the revenge plot that includes plastic surgery, seducing him, almost killing his PluckyGirl of a love interest, etc. Sheeesh.
* Genderflipped in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. Billy Katagiri took the departure of his girlfriend Lisa Kujoh [[spoiler: aka Sumeragi Lee Noriega]] well in the second season ''very'' poorly. [[spoiler: He got better, though]]
** Also, when Louise Halevy learned that [[spoiler: her former boyfriend Saji was in the 00 Raiser fighter during a skirmish]], her reaction was... bleak. All indications are that she's resolved to ''kill'' him at this point. [[spoiler: And she got better, too, but it was pretty close there for a minute.]]
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has [[spoiler: Kallen at the very end of the series. She confesses to Lelouch with a deep and passionate kiss. He responds... well, not at all. And then he kidnaps all the world's leaders.]] She resolves to kill him with her own hands. For Love And Justice.
* When female Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}} discovers that Ryoga (that had accidentally hit Ranma with a love rod) doesn't love him back, he transforms himself into a guy and starts to beat the crap out of Ryoga. Normally Ryoga is as equally skilled in Martial Arts as Ranma, but this time Ranma was in such a rage that Ryoga was forced to surrender...
* Rumic Theatre's ''The Laughing Target''. Wow, that was a SCARY one.
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. CuteBruiser Henrietta, who has a major BigBrotherAttraction towards her [[TheHandler handler]] Guiseppe, recreates the incident where one of the other cyborg girls killed her own handler. This is chillingly summed up as: "She was making a subconscious threat -- ''[[IfICantHaveYou if you don't love me, I'll kill you]]''."
** And other example from ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' is the sequel IL Teatrino [[spoiler: where Triela loses during one-on-one combat for the first time against the boy assassin Pinocchio - failing her mission as a result. Through most of the series, Triela can't think of nothing else but to get revenge against Pinocchio. She finally gets the chance and kills him. But she feels empty, afterwards, realizing she might have killed a kindred spirit.]]
* Sara Yuki from ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}'', actually a heroic example of this, because the one who dumps her happens to be a SmugSnake working for the bad guys.
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'': Keima's mother when she thinks her husband is cheating on her, while [[PrettyFreeloader Elsee]] is actually just making it up. HilarityEnsues.
** "[[BewareTheNiceOnes She used to run with some kind of biker gang]]."
** [[spoiler: Chihiro]] appears to act like one after [[spoiler: Keima dumps her in a very harsh way because she isn't a goddess host]] by [[spoiler: telling Ayumi about his conquest plot at worst possible moment out of either spite or misplaced concern]]. However, [[spoiler: it's revealed this is actually a ruse by her to get Ayumi to stop worrying about how Chihiro feels and focus exclusively on Keima as well as an attempt to make Keima act honestly.]]
* Haman Karn from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Mobile Suit Z Gundam]]'' effectively defines this trope. It is revealed that she had been in a relationship with [[spoiler: Char Aznable, a.k.a. Lt. Quattro]] in the past, the specifics of which are not provided. Whether there was an actual relationship between them or if she was just infatuated and had her hopes dashed, the whole (deleted) affair left her feeling jilted and has given her a few [[{{Yandere}} personality quirks]], which manifest themselves rather prominently when she [[DuelToTheDeath gives him her]] [[IfICantHaveYou ultimatum]]. It comes as a crushing disappointment to her when he [[FakingTheDead refuses to capitulate]], and much to the detriment of the general public, she's [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen not really particular about whom she subjects to her]] [[ColonyDrop wrath]].
* ''Ichinensei Ni Nacchattara'': Iori's mom is still mad enough as it is about her former husband having cheated on her (leading to their divorce). When Iori [[spoiler:claims to be his love child after she figures out [[GenderBender his true identity]]]], she's on the phone with a lawyer in ''seconds''.
* The reason for so many murders in ''Manga/DetectiveConan''.
** In a strange (and funny) twist, Ran also got very [[{{tsundere}} tsuntsun]] when a girl named Youko Akagi showed up in the doorstep of the office, falsely claiming to be Shinichi's girlfriend (the little boy she was babysitting had been kidnapped and Ryouko needed Shinichi's ''help'', using the "girlfriend" claim as her cover).
** [[spoiler: Nami Kasakura]] from the [[spoiler: "Blooming Sakura"]] case might be the biggest example, thanks to her ''really'' bitter and [[LargeHam loud]] MotiveRant in which she explains how badly her boyfriend fucked her over and how she decided to kill him in revenge.
* While she [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend wouldn't admit it]], LightNovel/{{Haruhi|Suzumiya}} gets pretty pissed when she catches Kyon messing around (not like [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown that]]) with Mikuru. [[spoiler:[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt It doesn't end well.]] Except that it does. Sorta.]]
* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', this trope is essentially the hat of the [[MadScientist Akagi women]]. Both are snared by Gendo and both end up worse for it.
** Naoko threatened Rei-I with spanking when the girl called her an old hag. But when Rei revealed that ''Gendo'' calls her that behind her back along with statements that she's no longer useful to him, Naoko flips out and commits a murder-suicide, not knowing that the Rei she killed is [[CloningBlues expendable in the literal sense]].
** Ritsuko deludes herself that Gendo genuinely loves her instead of just having her as a mistress. When she's proven wrong, she incinerates the Rei clones and in ''End of Evangelion'', she hacks the MAGI to remotely self-destruct it as a final 'up yours'... only to have [[AIIsACrapshoot Naoko's woman personality in Casper-3 veto the order]]. Gendo instantly pulls a gun and kills her.
** Asuka might count as well. One of her sore points is that Shinji always saves the day before her; when she's undergoing the {{Trope Namer|s}} of MindRape, Gendo forbids Shinji from going out and saving her. Later on, Rei gets into a pinch and with Asuka unable to pilot, Shinji is scrambled to assist but fails. Cue [[HeroicBSOD Asuka believing that Shinji let her suffer on purpose]]. Then comes ''End of Evangelion'' and she [[ScreamingWarrior releases all her pent-up rage against the MP Evas]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome to spectacular effect]] -- right before suffering one of the most {{Cruel And Unusual Death}}s in the entire franchise.
*** The [[DeadPersonConversation confrontation between Shinji and Asuka]] that triggers Third Impact also falls under this. Shinji begs Asuka to help him in his moment of crisis, but due to his perceived betrayals she first attacks and ultimately rejects him.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Minako fell in love with Hawk's Eye and Tiger's Eye (villains she attempted to involve in a threesome, but they were playing with her feelings). Sailor Venus opened a can of whoopass on them later.
* Akuha of ''Manga/RosarioPlusVampire'' is {{Yandere}} for Moka. When she sees Tsukune and Moka together she gets pissed.
* In the backstory of ''Anime/{{Pretear}}'', Takako turned against the Leafe Knights after she was rejected by Hayate [[spoiler: and became [[DarkMagicalGirl the Princess of Disaster]]]].
* In ''Manga/{{Ooku}}'', certainly the words [[spoiler: Yoshiyasu]] used when she was murdering [[spoiler: Tsunayoshi]] make it sound like this trope, but like many things in that manga, it's not entirely clear if it really was this trope or if she was just fulfilling the MercyKill [[spoiler: Tsunayoshi]] had been yearning for.
* Gender inverted in ''Manga/VampireKnight'' when Zero learned [[spoiler:Yuuki is a Pureblood vampire all this time]]. As a result, despite them working together in [[spoiler:destroying Rido]], he still vowed to kill her.
* ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade]]'': Echidna once had [[TeacherStudentRomance a loving relationship with her student]], Irma, years ago. Until the day she walked out on her, without a word of explanation, or [[NeverGotToSayGoodbye so much as a 'goodbye'.]] When Echidna finally turned up again, thinking she could pick up where they left off, Irma blew her off and made it clear ''that ship'' [[OldFlameFizzle had sailed.]]
* When Gayle hunted down Motoko in PoweredArmor in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', he managed to shoot away her left arm and nearly succeeded in killing her. She was saved at the last moment when Saito and Paz showed up with a .50 caliber anti-material tank rifle loaded with high-velocity ammo. Two shots were all it took to knock Gayle over and free her. As soon as she stood up, she ordered Saito to hand over the weapon right away, where she climbed up on top of Gayle and pointed the gun right at the cockpit armor plating. At that point, Motoko went into an UnstoppableRage shown beautifully through TranquilFury. Gayle was already quaking in fear, asking her to open the hatch so he could properly surrender. ''[[ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon Motoko unloaded a full clip at point blank right into the cockpit armor plating]]'', not stopping until she had no ammo left. At that point, the armor had been dented so far in that the pressure was suffocating Gayle inside. He was begging for her to open the cockpit, because he couldn't breathe. [[CruelMercy She allowed him to live so that he would forever REGRET hunting her down.]]
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[[folder:Ballads and Fairy Tales]]
* In the Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} "Literature/SirAldingar", Sir Aldingar slanders the queen with charges of infidelity for having rebuffed his advances.
* In the Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} "Child Owlet", Lady Erskine tries to seduce her husband's nephew, Child Owlet. He refuses. She stabs herself and tells her husband that he had tried to seduce her. He puts Child Owlet to death by having him torn apart by wild horses.
* In the original version of ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast,'' the Prince's widowed mother goes off to fight a war and leaves a [[TheFairFolk wicked fairy]] to help him rule. When the Prince comes of age she tries to seduce him, and turns him into a Beast when he refuses her advances.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Comicbook/XMen. When Comicbook/JeanGrey, who at the time was a host for the Phoenix Force, caught her husband in bed with Comicbook/EmmaFrost. It wasn't pretty. And before that, her clone, Madelyne Pryor. It took longer for her pain to turn to rage, but ''hoo boy,'' [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity when it did...]]
* In ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', Terra near the end of "ComicBook/TheJudasContract" goes crazy with her powers after she thinks Slade, her boss and [[{{Squick}} lover]], betrayed her. In reality, Slade's son Jericho had possessed him. Slade was actually ''too afraid'' of Terra to openly betray her like that -- and given her reaction, his fear was perfectly justified. He clears up that he was possessed to Terra, but she's STILL angry at him because he had to beg Jericho to un-possess him, so Terra thinks he's "gone soft" on her. She then tries to kill everyone in the area; thankfully, she only succeeded in killing herself.
* An early arc of ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'', which featured the first meeting of ComicBook/BlackCanary and Huntress, revolved around the two of them tracking down the villain that seduced both of them in their civilian identities and then left them both. Along the way they also team-up with Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, are kidnapped to the former Soviet Union, and Canary winds up facing Comicbook/LadyShiva, [[DarkActionGirl one of the world's deadliest martial artists]], for the first time.
--> '''Oracle:''' You travelled five thousand miles. You hooked up with a loose cannon--possibly psychotic--vigilante who doesn't place much value on life...and a world class felon. You stressed my network to the max. You faced the world's deadliest martial artist. All to get back at a guy who ''didn't call you'' the next day. [[WasItReallyWorthIt Was it]] ''[[WasItReallyWorthIt worth]]'' [[WasItReallyWorthIt it]]?\\
'''Black Canary:''' [[WorthIt Yeah, it was]].
* Maxima in ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, who regarded Superman's lack of interest in being her husband and Warlord of Almerac as a personal insult.
* In ''ComicBook/GothamCitySirens'' #19-21, Harley Quinn goes after SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in Arkham for ruining her life. By the end, she has him cornered in his cell dead to rights [[spoiler:and with a simple "I missed you" from Mr. J all is forgiven. Hey, she isn't the {{Trope Namer|s}} of MadLove for nothing.]]
* Shaniah, teenage girl from ''Brek Zarith'' story arc of ''Comicbook/{{Thorgal}}'' series, falls in love with titular character and steals his horse once he rejects her and slaps her for insulting his wife. Later that night she is assaulted by a mysterious man, who steals the horse. The next day a group of soldiers visits the village, looking for a escaped prisoner. Shaniah, making sure prisoner looks like guy she meet yesterday, tells them that she saw him meeting with Thorgal, who gave him his horse, which leads to Thorgal being taken prisoner [[spoiler: and starts chain of events that ends with the destruction of her entire village, death of everybody aside heer and Thorgal, including, as it seems then, Thorgal's wife, his HeroicBSOD and later her sacrifice to save his wife's life]].
* An Franchise/ArchieComics story from 1965 has [[BewareTheNiceOnes Betty Cooper]] repeatedly trying to ''murder'' Archie after he breaks one too many dates with her. The story's title is "Woman Scorned."
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker comes across as this in a very twisted and very rare male example in ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', where the Joker guns for the Bat-Family both because [[TheyWereHoldingYouBack he feels that they have made]] Franchise/{{Batman}} [[TheyWereHoldingYouBack weak]] and that they have distracted Batman from his real family: his rogues and [[FoeYay/ComicBooks him in particular]].
* In an issue of the classic Marvel [[Comicbook/TheTransformers Transformers]] series, the queen of a race of Transformers-sized [[HumanoidAlien alien amazons]] was so impressed by Cloudburst (a Pretender with an organic shell that allowed him to pose as a giant human), she decided to take him as her consort. When she found out he was a robot under his skin, she decided to take his head.
* In the ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' story "The Running Red" [[spoiler:after Kruger offers Droga as collateral in his bet only to lose, the humiliated woman pushes him to his doom.]]
* In the "Dead End Kids" arc of ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', all the shit that the team went through was ultimately revealed to be the result of the machinations of [[spoiler:Lillie [=McGurty=]'s older self, who never got over Victor's decision to return to the modern day instead of staying in the 1900s with her.]] To be fair, she seems more upset with [[spoiler:her past self refusing to go to the modern day with him. The entire arc was her ultimately futile attempt to change her past self's decision.]]
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/188223/crystal-affair Crystal Affair]] has Princess Cadence. She is, to an immense understatement, not so "loving and devoted" when you cheat on her. The best example comes after Spike tells her that Shining Armor wants to renew his wedding vows with her:
-->''Princess Cadence'': "Spike, you have exactly ten seconds to tell me ''why'' I shouldn’t suffocate Shining in bed tonight!"
* In Creator/HansVonHozel's ''[[Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton Benjamin Button]]'' fic, [[spoiler: Daisy has the deaged-to-fetus Benjamin Button aborted [[FridgeLogic despite him not being inside anyone's uterus at the time]] as revenge after Benjamin has the gall to dump her]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'': The Borg Queen, oh so much. [[spoiler: It's revealed that part of the plot was a revenge against Picard for not being her consort. When Picard offers to be her consort once again, she accepts, and practically giggles when Data won't leave that she has a ''new'' consort, and Picard [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness is no longer needed]]. Except as a new Borg drone, that is.]]
* ''Film/RatRace''. Hell hath no fury like a woman with a helicopter.
--> '''Tracy Faucet:''' "I'm gonna ram this helicopter right down your throat!"
* The plot of ''Film/MySuperExGirlfriend'' revolves around a scorned super heroine. The DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale is PlayedForLaughs.
* [[{{Yandere}} Alex Forrest]] (played by Glenn Close) in ''Film/FatalAttraction''.
* Beautifully subverted in Creator/TimBurton's ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''. When the naive and desperate (and eponymous) Emily learns about Victoria Everglot, Victor Von Dort's [[ArrangedMarriage arranged fiancee]] ([[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage whom he likes anyway]]), she's frustrated and mad because she sees Victoria as the obstacle to her freedom after 50 years of pain and sadness. [[spoiler: She "gets lucky" when Victor believes he's lost Victoria to [[RomanticFalseLead Paolo]] and agrees to a plan to kill himself and marry her...but when she sees Victoria sadly looking at her and Victor's upcoming wedding, Emily actually has a change of heart and gives up, saying she was stealing Victoria's dream to fulfill her own. And her IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming is what actually lets Emily gain true and eternal peace, releasing her soul]].]]
* Used to eerie effect in ''Film/{{Audition}}'', wherein the [[{{Yandere}} female lead]] makes Glenn Close's FatalAttraction look as perky and innocent as Elle Woods. "Say you'll love only me," indeed.
* ''Film/JohnTuckerMustDie'' involves ''three'' of these.
* Inversion: The Bride in ''Film/KillBill'' could be seen as an example, but in fact the act that set her on her RoaringRampageOfRevenge in the first place fits the trope much better, and the El Paso wedding massacre was the work of a scorned ''man''. As Bill would tell the Bride in their final confrontation, "there are consequences to breaking the heart of a murdering bastard."
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** The goddess Calypso is called "a woman scorned, like which fury hell hath no." As the story goes, [[spoiler:she gave Davy Jones the condition that if he did the job of the Captain of the ''Flying Dutchman'' for ten years - namely, ferrying the souls of those who died at sea to the other side - then they would be able to be together forever. However, she seems to be a very capricious goddess (not uncommon with sea deities actually) and [[MoralDissonance was not at the designated meeting place after the ten years were up.]] This made Davy Jones (understandably) angry and so he and the first Brethren Court bound her in a single human form, which turned out to be Tia Dalma. When the fourth Brethren Court finally released Calypso, she was more than a little ticked off and started cursing at them in a foreign language [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever while growing to be at least a hundred feet tall]], before finally crumbling into an avalanche of rock crabs.]]
*** It makes a bit more sense, though, when you remember that [[spoiler:Calypso is the goddess of the sea, which by its very nature cannot be predictable. When she realized that showing up at a certain place and time would go against the unpredictable nature of the sea, she didn't come.]]
*** You do have to remember, though, that [[spoiler:Davy isn't unjustified in his rage, either. Part of the contract was that after ten years, when he comes back, ''if his love is waiting for him,'' he can go free. So Calypso consciously screwed him over, just for the sake of her image]].
*** Davy Jones could also count as a ''man'' scorned.
** Angelica in ''On Stranger Tides'', who Jack seduced in the past and then left behind. Things don't get any better when Jack uses the chalices to give a dying Angelica immortality rather than her father Blackbeard—whose life is sacrificed for hers—and then maroons her on an island with nothing but a pistol with a single bullet.
* ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'':
** Mystique.
** Likewise, after being rescued by the X-Men, Jean Grey tries to sex Wolverine up. He refuses. Cue SuperpoweredEvilSide taking over.
* Jake's unnamed ex-fiancee in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''.
* ''AThinLineBetweenLoveAndHate''
* It's not immediately apparent, but ''Film/TheDeathsOfIanStone'' [[spoiler:is based around this. [[HumanoidAbomination Medea and Ian]] loved each other and considered humans no more than food. Ian [[BoyMeetsGhoul fell in love with Jenny]], and everything that happens until the very end relates to Medea's attempts to kill Jenny and/or snap Ian out of it.]]
* In the Creator/LouisDeFunes ''Film/{{Fantomas}}'' movie, after the villain abducts his arch-nemesis IntrepidReporter Fandor and his fiancée, he [[JustBetweenYouAndMe reveals]] to Fandor that he wanted to make her [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty his concubine]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness instead of his current one]]. Fandor stages an EngineeredPublicConfession, and she helps them escape prompting Fandor [[LampshadeHanging to mention this trope]]. She is still evil and DangerouslyGenreSavvy though, so [[spoiler:she disabled the brakes on the car she provided them]].
* ''Film/SheDevil''
** To sum it up: never give a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the woman you are dumping for another who is prettier and wealthier; you may be giving your ex ''ideas''.
** And when you fire that secretary you've been sleeping with, change the friggin' passwords and have her hand in her keys!
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Peggy catches [[NotWhatItLooksLike Steve]] [[ForcefulKiss being kissed]] [[NotWhatItLooksLike by a blond secretary]]. To make things worse, Steve retorts/asks if she and Howard Stark [[UnusualEuphemism are "fondue-ing"]]. This leads to an awkward situation where Stark explains [[IThoughtItMeant what fondue was]] ([[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Fondue is just cheese and bread, my friend."]]) and when testing if the Vibranium shield could withstand a handgun, Peggy aims at Steve's head. She forgives him later when she sees a picture of her in Steve's compass during one of his operations, as if saying "this is for you."
* In ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'', we hear a lot about a NoodleIncident in which Trevor declared his love for Jill, they had sex and then he "just goes out with someone else". Jill absolutely refuses to forgive him, no matter how much he tries to apologize. [[spoiler:And right after she reveals herself as the killer, she shoots Trevor in the groin as retaliation.]]
* ''Film/DarkShadows'': The plot is put in motion by Barnabas refusing Angelique's love.
* Because [=DeMille=] didn't want to make God look like a jerk, he added the character Nefretiri to ''Film/TheTenCommandments''. She was once betrothed to Moses but now married to Rameses. When Moses returns, Nefretiri puts the moves on him, but is "spurned like a harlot in the street." She decides to get back at him by being the one who hardens Pharaoh's heart.
* Creator/AngelaBassett's character from the movie ''Film/WaitingToExhale'', after getting dumped by her husband for another woman, pays him back by stuffing his very expensive wardrobe into his very expensive car and [[BurnBabyBurn setting the whole shebang ablaze]].
* Lesbian version in ''Film/BlueIsTheWarmestColour'': [[spoiler:Emma is DEFINITELY not the forgiving type, and is frightening in her rage when she confronts Adèle after she sees her passionately kissing a male colleague]].
* ''Film/IronSky'': Why did Vivian Wagner have herself made the captain of the space battleship USS ''George W. Bush''? Not to simply fight [[StupidJetpackHitler Moon]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] and save the Earth, but to exact revenge on Klaus Adler who left her behind when he returned to the Moon — by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill fragging him from orbit]] together with his entire SupervillainLair. Sounds quite sensible in a movie made by partly the same people as ''WebOriginal/StarWreck''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In Adam R. Brown's ''{{Literature/Alterien}}'' series, Helena Velazquez is a powerful woman with a serious beef with the protagonist, Oberon Navarro. Oberon apparently failed to save her best friend, Hermia, choosing to callously focus on the suspect instead. She sends a world-class assassin to kill his family so that he could feel a similar pain. The story takes place over two books in the series, Shadows of the Past and Path of Redemption.
* The ''Literature/AstralDawn'' universe has this trope. Hera grew tired of Zeus' wandering eye and adultery. She boldly declared she would spend her time away from him in the same way he had spent his time away from her. This led to Hera intentionally giving into Agamemnon's advances. However, she unexpectedly fell in love with the high spirit she had only intended to use as a means of getting back at her husband.
* Entire motivation for HotWitch and psychopath Jezebel from ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'' is that [[spoiler:Joshua's father]] wasn't interested in her (she tried to get him to bed, but he was madly in love with his wife). She takes bloody revenge that leads to deaths of both of them and then comes back for more after she finds out his son is away from ArchangelGabriel's care.
* Wei Fen in David Wingrove's ''Literature/ChungKuo'' is furious after finding out that her husband Li Yuan, the future T'ang (lord) of City Europe, has brought back the two servant girls that he slept with as an early teenager. It gets worse from there.
* Lanfear in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is the subtrope PsychoExGirlfriend. She was dumped by the previous Dragon in favor of someone a little less power-hungry and is still pissed off 3,000 years later; now free of her imprisonment, she's gunning for his reincarnation, to either help and [[strike:marry]] turn into her love slave or outright kill. When she finds out that she's been replaced ''again'', people die horribly.
* In the backstory of ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', John Parry refused the advances of the witch Juta Kamainen. She swore to kill him. After [[spoiler: finally accomplishing that goal, she is told that he was just being faithful to his wife, and that she just stopped him from reuniting with his son Will who is destined to save the world, and possibly from giving said son some vital information. She promptly kills herself because of her rejected love and to escape Will, who is quite intimidating for his age.]]
* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Literature/CiaphasCain novel ''The Traitor's Hand'', Cain comes face-to-face with a Slaaneshi sorceress who tried to seduce him and consume his soul some years earlier; he spurned her via lasbolts to the torso. In this case, though, said sorceress came back as a Greater Daemon of Slaanesh, and was ''slightly'' miffed at the rude treatment he'd given her.
** Being a Greater Daemon, though, she wasn't too keen on anyone else either, though.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/RoseMadder,'' Rosie [=McLendon=] starts out as an abused woman on the run from her psycho husband, and slowly works her way up to this... [[spoiler:along with the help of a being who may or may not be the personification of female vengeance itself. ''I repay!'' is her declaration, and she most certainly does.]]
* A version, albeit mildly, appears in Catherine Alliott's ''The Old-Girl Network'', when [[spoiler:Serena]] feels scored after her boyfriend breaks up with her and gets into bed with [[spoiler:Polly]].
* Phaidor in Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars The Gods of Mars]]''. When John Carter [[ObliviousToLove manages to notice]], he feels guilty that he might have given her some reason to believe he might reciprocate. He tells her of Dejah Thoris.
-->''"Dog," she hissed. "Dog of a blasphemer! Think you that Phaidor, daughter of Matai Shang, supplicates? She commands. What to her is your puny outer world passion for the vile creature you chose in your other life?"''
* In the FairyTale ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/aulnoy/1892/hindinwood.html The Hind in the Wood]]'' (also known as ''The White Doe''), Prince Warrior breaks his engagement to the Black Princess when he falls in love with Princess Desiree. The Black Princess is furious due to the prince breaking his promise, and she seeks help to place a curse on Desiree.
* Creator/SidneySheldon's breakthrough novel ''The Other Side of Midnight'' has Noelle Page. She's a poor French girl wooed by American pilot Larry Douglas, who promises to return to her after he's called back to his duties -- even giving her money for a wedding gown. She [[IIWillWaitForYou waits]], finds out she's pregnant...and then tracks down his whereabouts and learns he's TheCasanova who never intends to return. This has extremely ugly consequences, starting with how she handles the baby issue; soon she's a GoldDigger model/actress and TheChessmaster set on ruining Larry's career and forcing him into working for her.
* In Creator/MichaelMoorcock's "Eternal Champion" story, when Iolinda is scorned because Ekrose has grown to truly love another, she [[spoiler:refuses to order the Human armies to retreat in the face of vastly superior weaponry]]. The result of this is Ekrose takes a grim responsibility to [[spoiler:kill every last human on the planet]].
* Donia from ''Literature/WickedLovely'', for Keenan. There's a reason the authour compares her to the Emilie Autumn song "I Want My Innocence Back".
* Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Literature/FiveLittlePigs'' is about a woman accused of murdering her husband for cheating on her. [[spoiler:Turns out it was actually the husband's lover, when she found out he wasn't actually planning on leaving his wife.]]
* Probably a lesser example than most of the ones on this page, but [[Literature/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]] tries to beat the crap out of [[BelligerentSexualTension Ron Weasley]] after he returns from his AchillesInHisTent moment in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. His reason for leaving boils down to two things: 1) worry for his family and 2) jealousy that Hermione's taking Harry's side during decisions/arguments. And being influenced by the ArtifactOfDoom. It's the second part that Hermione's pissed about, and it takes several days for her to forgive him for leaving (though she stops attacking him once Harry forces her to cool off from the initial anger).
** In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince the previous book]], Hermione finally reacted to Ron's shenanigans, and suffice to say, it involved a [[ItMakesSenseInContext flock of angry birds.]]
--->"Harry was left to ponder the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge."
* It's revealed in the last book of ''Literature/CodexAlera'' that this was the motivation for [[spoiler:Princeps Septimus's murder. His father Sextus wanted to set him up with Invidia; Septimus, however, was having none of it and wound up marrying a commoner for love. Invidia did not take this well and arranged to have him assassinated as a consequence. Essentially, every problem in the entire series comes from the fact that Invidia is a poisonous, backstabbing bitch.]]
* Literature/SisterhoodSeries by Creator/FernMichaels: Justified big time with Julia Webster in the book ''Payback''. Her husband Senator Webster slept around, got infected with AIDS, and then infected her with it! He didn't know he was infected, but the damage was done. Julia made sure he paid for that!
* Dazil in the first ''Literature/{{Spaceforce}}'' book. The wife of a powerful Swordbearer Caste warlord, she is seduced by and falls in love with Jay. She is so distraught by what she sees as his eventual rejection of her that she turns him over to the authorities, having learned the secret of his origins in the course of their affair. But there is also a suggestion that she might have planned to seduce ''him'' from the outset, in order to get pregnant and avoid being ‘replaced’ by her husband.
* ''Literature/TheWayfarerRedemption'''s [[BrokenBird Faraday]], who sacrificed two years of her life being married to a complete brute in order to save the life of her lover, Axis... [[WhatTheHellHero while he was off cheating on her]]. Not only that, but when he came back he granted his new lover all the power and influence he would have given Faraday [[EtTuBrute had he kept his promises to her]]. Oh, and he knows the entire extent of his {{jerkass}}ery, but still somehow fails to make any sort of amends for his actions outside of a highly [[ThisIsUnforgivable inadequate]] apology. Oh well. [[YouCantFightFate It was in the prophecy anyway]]. Faraday does get back at him for it eventually.
* Wendy Nogard in ''Literature/WaysideSchool Gets A Little Stranger'', except since the man who scorns her disappears from her life forever, she takes out her anger on... everybody else she meets thereafter.
* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: [[spoiler: Zarracka tried to seduce Tyrone but he refused to cheat on Daniar so she killed him and made it look like a suicide. When she tried the same on Kalak and with similar success she gave him hypothermia.]]
* In the ChivalricRomance "Seven Sages of Rome", [[WickedStepmother the wife of the emperor]] tried to seduce her stepson; when he refused, she told her husband that he had tried to rape her. He is saved by the title sages, who counter her stories of designing councilors with those of evil wives.
* In the ChivalricRomance "Olivier de Castile et Artus d'Algarbe", Olivier has to flee because his stepmother tried to seduce him and accused him of rape when she failed.
* In a genre-flip, the ChivalricRomance ''Florence of Rome'' has her refuse the advances of her brother-in-law, who then claims to his brother that she had tried to seduce him.
* Another one lies in ''The Earl of Toulos'' and its variants, where two failed lovers accuse the empress of infidelity, going so far as to introduce a man into her bed to add evidence.
* In ''Sir Triamour'', the steward tries to seduce the queen, is rejected, feigns that he was just testing her, and accuses her of adultery on her husband's return.
* ''TheLifeAndLovesOfASheDevil'' by Fay Wheldon (on which the movie ''SheDevil'' was based) is entirely this. Once dumped, the title character devotes herself to reaching a position to completely ruin her ex-husband and his mistress.
* In Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Literature/LordOfLight'', Kali brings this to exciting new levels, [[spoiler: resulting in (temporary) Death by Woman Scorned for Sam.]]
** [[spoiler:Yama]] does a gender-flip, turning from one of Sam's fiercest enemies to his most faithful supporter because his love was spurned for power by a woman among the gods. To be sure, Sam had observed that he had put his great talents at that side's service out of love for her, despite the unworthiness of the gods, so he had some natural affinity for the other side, but his reactions to her are strong and painful.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Literature/SkinGame'', [[spoiler:the fallen angel Laschiel, having obtained a new host, seeks out Harry Dresden to take revenge on him for resisting her temptations. She even drops the trope-naming line during a [[DreamingOfThingsToCome prophetic]] EroticDream Harry has where his love interest Karrin Murphy turns into Laschiel mid-coitus and then shoots him in the head.]]
* In ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'', this trope is strongly implied to have been the motivation behind [[spoiler: China's]] role in the murders of Skulduggery's wife and child.
* In the ''Star Trek'' novel ''Literature/SpocksWorld'', the Vulcan secession crisis is engineered by T'Pring as revenge for Spock rejecting her in "[[Recall/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]". If Vulcan seceded from the Federation, Spock would have to either give up his career and friends or go into exile. She describes this as ''ashv'cezh'', a revenge worse than death.
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* Nina Myers in ''Series/TwentyFour'' doesn't inform the Drazens that David Palmer is still alive until after (in all the non-US versions) she discovers that Teri Bauer is pregnant by Jack Bauer, whom Nina had an affair with. [[MurderTheHypotenuse Then, she kills her]]. To quote Keith Topping on the matter:
--> "This is because what hell ''really'' hath no fury like, is The Other Woman finding out that her bloke's wife has just got herself a useful weapon in hanging onto him". (Italics in original)
* In one episode of ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' - appropriately titled "Hell Hath Fury," the lone female doctor felt unappreciated and wreaked havoc with her psychic powers. At the end, Dagless recounted what he'd learned: "[[SpoofAesop Women get angry over the tiniest things. Tomorrow I'd tell her that her hair looked nice, or that she'd lost weight. Whichever's more believable.]]"
* In ''Series/{{Rome}}'' Julius Caesar gets this treatment big time from Servilia when he ends their affair to go to Greece and put an end to the civil war. Servilia not only puts a number of curses on him, she actively conspires to murder him and enlists her own son to hold the knife. Pretty strong reaction, since he was married to someone else anyway and she knew he would have to fight in Greece at some point.
** Her son (Brutus) points it was really about this trope after she mocked him saying he should get on his knees and beg to Ceasar since it worked so well for him in the past. He replied, 'But not you, huh? Perhaps you did not beg hard enough?'
* Gender-reversed in ''Series/CSIMiami''. When Calleigh dumps her officer boyfriend and gets him fired for using credit cards of the dead, he opens a website....*''GlassesPull''*...attacking her.
--> '''[[MemeticMutation YEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!]]'''
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', a stalker of Lex tries to kill him in revenge for breaking her heart after she cheated on her fiancee with him and didn't return her calls declaring her love for him or even acknowledge her in any way.
* Played ridiculously straight on ''Series/RobinHood''. Isabella is a perfectly sane, compassionate and intelligent woman...until the moment Robin dumps her, after which she instantly turns into a raving lunatic. He doesn't even dump her. He simply refuses to abandon everything he has fought for and leave with her. He was probably willing to stay with her, if she chose to live in Sherwood.
* ''Series/{{Reaper}}'': Dumping an ordinary woman is bad enough. Dumping a ''demoness'' who's got a crush on you and is really, '''really''' trying to overcome her murderous cannibalistic urges is criminally and suicidally insane!
* Gender-reversed again in ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara''. Marshall, who is general one of the most stable characters on the show, sees his crush/maybe-boyfriend making out with his mother's alter ego. So he reveals his presence, yells at both of them, and returns a few hours later to burn down the shed.
* Played in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' with a huge amount of HoYay. In an episode when [[spoiler: Dean tries to go over to Heaven, Castiel [[CurbStompBattle is NOT amused.]]]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Castiel''']]: [[NotSoStoic I GAVE]] ''[[NotSoStoic EVERYTHING]]'' [[NotSoStoic TO YOU!]] ''[[NotSoStoic AND THIS IS WHAT YOU GIVE TO ME?!]]''
* Happens when Series/{{Castle}} doesn't call after returning from the Hamptons, Beckett is not happy. Neither are [[BigBrotherInstinct Ryan and Esposito]], the former who nearly shot him before he was [[spoiler: arrested]] by Beckett and angrily taken for questioning.
--> '''Beckett''' Why didn't you call, Castle?
* Surprisingly enough (given that this series centers around about ladies, romance and plotting against each other) ''Series/GossipGirl'' plays this straight mostly with male examples. First is, as spelled by the narrator herself, Chuck Bass scorned in the first season. When Blair discards him to get back with [[PrinceCharming Nate]], Chuck ruins her social life and new relationship in revenge. Four seasons later prince Louis finally loses his patience with (again) Blair when he's humiliated because of her on their wedding day, and informs her with a SlasherSmile that she's now trapped into a loveless marriage charade and if she tries to break out of it or misbehave, she's got to pay an enormous "dowry". Blair herself, otherwise a goddess of revenge of this series, has never actively gone after a lover directly because of the scorn, usually destroying or SlutShaming the other woman instead.
* Took a bit longer than usual to kick in, but happens in ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' when Maris asks Niles to reconcile with her just before they finalize their divorce. When Niles rejects her, she promptly hires a team of lawyers to launch an investigation in order to bankrupt him and make his life hell purely out of spite, since Maris was a millionaire who had been perfectly happy with her settlement before this incident.
* This is the in-universe reason for why Charlie Harper isn't on ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' anymore. He proposed to Rose, they went to Paris, and she caught him with another woman, so she [[KilledOffForReal pushed him in front of a train]].
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** ("Into the Woods"). Buffy discovers her boyfriend Riley Finn has been visiting vampire prostitutes. She burns down the building where the act took place, massacres the vampire-pimp's gang when they're foolish enough to attack her and -- after initially letting the vampire-prostitute go -- throws a wooden spear into her back as she's running away.
** Anya, in her days as a demon, was known as the Patron Saint for Women Scorned. When a woman was heartbroken, she would appear to her and grant her a wish, usually to torture the man in unimaginable ways. One time, a girl wished the guys who played her along, broke her heart and humilliated her knew what it was to have their hearts ripped out and broken. [[LiteralMinded Anya takes it]] [[BeatStillMyHeart a little too literally.]]
** Harmony is this in "Pangs" (scares Spike off with a stake) and "Crush" (actually tries to kill him).
* {{Subverted|Trope}} with Princess Mithian on ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. Despite being flirted with and essentially led-on by Arthur for a number of days, she doesn't hold it against him when he breaks off their engagement due to his enduring love for Guinevere - in fact, she seems rather moved by his devotion to her.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic'': Upon seeing Starbuck with another woman in a Viper launch bay, Athena vents steam from the catapults on him.
* On ''Series/TheWonderYears'', Kevin learns the hard way about a woman scorned when he breaks up with Becky Slater, who [[OperationJealousy he had only dated in an attempt to make Winnie jealous]]. Not only did she punch him (several times), she told everyone at school what he said about them behind their backs.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': When the titular character chooses [[NiceGirl Rita]] over [[{{Yandere}} Lila]], the latter loses it. She abducts Rita's children, locks them on her appartment and sets the place on fire ''with the kids inside'' to show him the terrible choice he made. [[spoiler: Dexter saves them in time, though.]]
* Happens in one episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' where a priest was accused of stealing money from the church and his girlfriend vouches for his alibi. Then she finds out he slept with another woman in the church and got her pregnant. [[spoiler: She turns him in to an irate mob, who gang up and beat him to death. She and the other woman then go live a life of luxury with the money he had stolen.]]
* ''Series/{{Scandal}}'': [[spoiler: When Becky, Huck's girlfriend, finds out that he plans to take her down, she responds by murdering the ''entire'' family that Huck considers very dear to him]]!
* In Belgian cop show ''Series/{{Salamander}}'', Karin Rasenberg is a bored rich woman in the highest stratum of political life. Viewed only as a TrophyWife and both neglected and scorned by an abusive husband, she sets about betraying him to [[CowboyCop Gerardi]]. But when Gerardi cannot go through with sleeping with her so as to extract more evidence, the rejected Karin takes revenge on him too.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
** Jon Snow is a FakeDefector to the wildling army and falls in love with FieryRedhead Ygritte, who puts three arrows in him while he's escaping to the Nights Watch to warn them of the attack. Wildling chief Tormund Giantsbane lampshades it later, saying he knew Ygritte loved Jon in return because all she talked about after this event was killing him.
** [[spoiler:Tyrion falls in love with CampFollower Shae, but when his father threatens to hang her has to BreakHerHeartToSaveHer to force her to leave Kings Landing. Shae retaliates by giving false testimony at his trial. When Tyrion unexpectedly finds Shae in his father's bed, the two immediately try to kill each other, with Tyrion strangling her using a gold neck chain he gave her as a gift.]]
* Invoked as a PreAssKickingOneLiner on the first-season finale of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
-->'''Ward''': You're not gonna kill us with the bomb. You'd go, too.\\
'''Skye''': No. I have a weapon much better than a bomb, that will absolutely ''destroy'' you.\\
'''Ward''': And why's that?\\
'''Skye''': Because you slept with her. And she's ''really'' pissed off.
* In an early episode of ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Boo is implied to be one of these. [[spoiler: She's not.]]
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* The Scottish folk ballad "The Brown Girl".
-->''I'll dance upon your grave for twelvemonth and a day\\
I'll do as much for you as any maiden may\\
I'll make you rue the very day that you were born\\
I'm a bonny brown girl.''
* Music/PJHarvey's song "Music/RidOfMe" is a textbook example of what a wronged woman is thinking:
--> ''I'll tie your legs\\
Keep you against my chest\\
You're not rid of me\\
No you're not rid of me\\
I'll make you lick my injuries\\
I'm gonna twist your head off see\\
'Til you say don't you wish you never never met her!''
* Music/TheWho's "My Wife":
--> ''My life's in jeopardy\\
Murdered in cold blood is what I'm gonna be\\
I ain't been home since Friday night\\
And now my wife is coming after me...''
* In Music/{{Vocaloid}}'s ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8L75guzMn4 The Tailor Shop of Enbizaka]]'', the tailor sees her lover with three different girls on separate occasions. She kills them and takes their clothing/accessories, thinking that this was the kind of girl her lover liked. [[spoiler: It turns out that her "lover" had never met her before and the three women she killed were his wife and two children. She then kills him too, offended that he didn't recognize her.]]
* In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-zT-oOwbYA&feature=related music video]] for VanillaNinja's song "Liar", a girl discovers that her motorcross-champion boyfriend has been cheating on her. So she runs over his bike. With a monster truck.
* Rapper Left Eye from 90's girl group Music/{{TLC}} infamously burned down the mansion of her boyfriend, football player Andre Rison, when she thought he was cheating on her. And because there's NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity, the media firestorm that followed led to record sales of TLC's 1995 album, ''[=CrazySexyCool=]''. According to TLC's ''Series/BehindTheMusic'' episode, she "only" meant to burn the several pairs of women's shoes she found in his house that weren't her size, and the fire spread faster than she expected. Surprisingly, they [[MasochismTango kept an on-and-off relationship]] until her death in 2002.
* Music/ThePrettyReckless: Taylor outright states she kills her man for cheating on her despite the fact he was good in the sack.
* In the music video for "10 Seconds" Jazmine Sullivan ties her cheating boyfriend to a chair with a ''bomb'' strapped to it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TB1d4r2n3M&ob=av3e&hd=1 Seen here]]. Curiously, in the song itself she gives him 10 seconds to take his things and leave. [[spoiler: It doesn't really matter though as it was all a dream.]]
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaEmQJG2HHU Tornado]]" by Little Big Town.
* Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" provides a classic example:
-->''Well I dug my key into the side''\\
''of his pretty little souped up four-wheel drive,''\\
''carved my name into his leather seats.''\\
''[[BatterUp Took a Louisville Slugger to both headlights]],''\\
''slashed a hole in all four tires;''\\
''maybe next time he'll think before he cheats.''
* Music/MarianneFaithfull: "Why D'Ya Do It," based on a poem by Heathcoate Williams, is an especially venomous, profane version of this.
-->
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* This trope is OlderThanDirt:
** [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hera, wife of the supreme Greek good Zeus]], was the goddess of women and marriage. Being married to [[AnythingThatMoves Zeus]], everything she does in almost all the stories she appears in, is a reaction to his latest escapades. Being unable to go against the king of the gods directly, she usually vented her anger on anyone remotely connected to his case of unfaithfulness. Obviously, his various offspring gained her ire the most, hence why she's usually the BigBad in most Hercules stories. One myth said that she ''did'' strike against her husband directly once, getting the other Olympians to help by ambushing him while he slept, binding him with a hundred ropes and putting his weapons well out of reach. This attempted coup may have actually worked, but it had two serious flaws: First, once they had done this, they all argued among themselves over who the new ruler should be. This distracted them from the second flaw: some gods were still loyal to Zeus, like Theitis a minor goddess of the sea. While not powerful enough to challenge the other Olympians, she traveled into Tartarus to appeal to Briareus the Hecatonchire for help. The hundred-handed giant quickly untied Zeus, and Hera's coup ended quickly, resulting in a punishment that would ''seriously'' make her think twice about doing it again. (Bound from the edge of the heavens from her wrists with anvils chained to her ankles to weigh her down, with Zeus promising an even ''worse'' punishment to anyone who helped her. He eventually released her, but this ''did'' prevent any future attempt at a coup.)
** Upon the birth of Gaia's children the Cyclopes and Hecatonchires, Uranus hid them in a secret place within Gaia, causing her great pain. So she conspired with her son Cronus to [[GroinAttack chop off his testicles in revenge]]. OUCH!
** When Eris, the goddess of discord, was not invited to a wedding, she still crashed the party out of spite by throwing a [[AppleOfDiscord golden apple]] on which was written that it belongs to the most beautiful goddess. As Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite all wanted it, their bickering started UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.
** ''Theatre/{{Medea}}'': When her husband Jason deserted her for another woman, she killed his new fiancee and the fiancee's father (this one by accident: he was trying to save her and failed) with a golden robe laced with poison, and then put every one of her children by Jason to the sword, before [[CruelMercy letting him live with it]]. To make this even worse, Medea is ''TheMedic''. And to make it even worse, Hera, being both the protector of Jason, the divinity called to witness his oath to Medea and the one who got them together in the first place, was the one supposed to punish him but ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards the goddess of the Women Scorned couldn't find anything worse to inflict on him]]''.
*** That was a later version, that was restricted to Corinth before Creator/{{Euripides}} made it famous. The other version is even more terrifying: while in that it's the Corinthians who kill the children for delivering the poisoned robe, Medea had already set the city on fire because the new fiancee's father happened to be the king of Corinth (or by accident: a variant says that the poison set the fiancee on fire and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the father made it spread in the vain attempt to save her]]), and when she left the city was hit by an ''earthquake''. She still left Jason alive to suffer, and Hera still failed to find something worse to punish him with.
*** The best Hera could come up with is to take back all the favors from her to him, and efficiently leading Jason to lose all his glory as a hero and reduced into a beggar until his death.
** Bellerophon was staying with Proetus of Tiryns when Proetus' wife attempted to seduce him, and then claimed Bellerophon had ravished her when he refused. SacredHospitality meant Proetus had to try less straightforward means of killing him.
** Phaedra tried to seduce her stepson Hippolytus. When he refused, she claimed to her husband Theusus that he had tried to rape her.
* UrExample: Ishtar in ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'': Gilgamesh scorned her because [[GenreSavvy he knew]] sleeping with a goddess, especially this goddess, always ends the same way -- DeathBySex. It was a no-win situation.
* Queen Dido in ''Literature/TheAeneid'', who prophesied that her and Aeneas' people [[WeWillMeetAgain would meet again]] in war (the Punic Wars -- her future, Virgil's past). Particularly tragic in that it's made fairly obvious that he'd have stayed with her if he'd had the choice.
* [[JapaneseMythology Izanami]] of Shinto fame, who was abandoned in Yomi (the underworld) by her husband. Followed by Izanami sending demons to kill him. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. When said woman owns hell, you are boned.
** To drive home the point...Izanami ''invented DEATH'' just to screw with her husband. He has to create more life than she takes just to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** It should be noted that Izanagi went to Yomi to ''rescue'' his wife, and only ran from her when he saw that [[UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodliness she had become]] [[ValuesDissonance a vermin-infested undead]].
* Brünnhilde from Creator/RichardWagner's ''[[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen Götterdämmerung]]''. Not enough that her husband, Siegfried, completely forgot her due to a love potion and married Gutrune, he also kidnapped her in the form of Gunther, for said man G was too much of a coward to cross the Circle Of Fire. Then the double marriage occurs. Brunnhilde is ''a little'' angry, makes a super big scandal, forces Siegfried into a false vow and then conspires with Hagen to kill him. When she finds out Siegfried was innocent and mistaken, it's too late. A good reason for a badass soliloquy and apocalypse, isn't it?
* In Hawaiian Mythology, the Ali'i (chief) Aiwohikupua gets engaged to Hinaikamalama, despite being already engaged to a chiefess named Laieikawai back home in [[TheOldCountry Kahiki.]] [[note]] ''Usually'' understood to be Tahiti, but could actually be anywhere in Polynesia that isn't Hawaii.[[/note]] The two of them eventually have a bad argument, and he sails off to have some space and calm down. He meets [[AnIcePerson Poliahu]], and the two fall in LoveAtFirstSight. When it's revealed that he's already engaged to ''two'' women, Poliahu gives him a WhatTheHellHero...but then agrees to release him from his vows on the condition that he break off those engagements and marry her. He agrees, and the two trade capes to seal their agreement. So Aiwohikupua sails home and breaks off his engagement to Laieikawai and prepares for the wedding to Poliahu. When he sails back to Hawai'i to bring back his bride, he remembers his feelings for Hinaikamalama and sets off to find her. The two reconcile, and he runs off with her. Poliahu finds out about this, and attacks Hinaikamalama with chills and fever, and does the same to Aiwohikupua when he goes to talk to her. Eventually, Hinaikamalama leaves Aiwohikupua, and Poliahu heads back to her home on Mauna Kea alone. And in all this, the truth about Aiwohikupua's philandering and dishonesty came out, and he loses his Ali'i status and becomes PersonaNonGrata because of his transgressions.
--> [[WesternAnimation/RocketPower As the Ancient Hawaiians say]], [[AnAesop don't lie to or cheat on your partner, or you'll end up alone.]]
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* Implied in ''Pinball/AmericasMostHaunted'' by Samuel Salazar's tombstone, which reads "His wife Lisa tore him apart."
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* Lilith from ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. OK, not so much "scorned", as [[TheWoobie "mentally tortured into]] [[TheOphelia schizophrenia"]] and not so much "villainess" as [[BerserkButton "flies into an understandable rage]] when her husband (the monstrous Desus) is mentioned", but she acts the same as one.
** A Lilith also appears in "Fair is Foul," one of ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'''s [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Gehenna]] scenarios. The backstory given tells us that Lilith taught Caine the vampiric Disciplines, and then he left her to run Enoch and sire the Second Generation. Lilith then became "Mother of Monsters" and comes to town to call out Caine, and she does so in a spectacular manner.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}: Ragnarok'' rewrites the Norse myths of Ragnarok into one of these. The myths surrounding Balder's death are suddenly broken in half because Nanna, Balder's wife, is ''furious'' at how Fate is kicking her around. [[spoiler:She goes so far as to disguise herself as Thokk, whose refusal to weep for Balder [[NoManOfWomanBorn traps him in Helheim]]. Loki himself is thrown for a loop.]]
* Lady Malys from the Dark Eldar in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Scorned by Asdrubael Vect, she wandered into the webway, potentially beat the Laughing God (or some other powerful, unknown entity) in a game of wills, tore out his heart, and replaced her own with it. Now she commands one of the stronger Kabals of Commoragh and is possibly the only person able to kill Vect (something she yearns to do) and is completely immune to psychic powers, as well as being able to see into the near future.
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* "The Cell Block Tango" from ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}''. In this number, a series of murderesses fit into this category as they each in turn explain the horrendous crimes their men committed to them and how they each murdered said men. But, unlike some other examples, the womens' murders weren't always justified (i.e, stabbed him to death because he suspected her of cheating, shot in the head several times for popping gum too loud, etc.)
** And the two lead females- Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly- also fit into this category, but their crimes were on the same moral wavelength as the previously mentioned murderesses.
* Spoofed with Donna Donna in Music/PDQBach's opera ''The Abduction of Figaro''.
* Fleur de Lys in ''Theatre/NotreDameDeParis'' is this. She is in love with Captain Phoebus, [[JerkAss but he is a womanizer, and cheats on her with Esmeralda]]. Her final song, and one solo, ''La Monture'' the trope version of this song. She says she will take him back if he agrees to [[DeathOftheHypotenuse hang Esmeralda]]. [[spoiler: He does.]]
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* This is almost a staple of {{Dating Sim}}s, especially on the dodgier ones. For example, in ''HitomiMyStepsister'', if you show interest in Hitomi while on the route of the very [[{{Yandere}} unstable]] Yoko, [[spoiler:she stabs you to death, even when you really weren't cheating on her]].
* A cut ending scene from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 2'' would have had whichever {{Love Interest|s}} you didn't express an interest in attack the other with a lightsaber.
* Also, both of the main female characters on ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' fit this trope to a T. [[spoiler: Depending on the ending, Makoto, the main character, can be stabbed and killed by Sekai, Sekai herself may be killed by the [[BreakTheCutie poor]] [[DullEyesOfUnhappiness Kotonoha]], or Kotonoha may be DrivenToSuicide while destroying Makoto and Sekai's relationship. All of this because the main character is an [[TooDumbToLive unrepenting]] [[{{Jerkass}} cheating]] [[TheCasanova Casanova]]]].
* In the Indie AdventureGame ''TheMarionette'', [[spoiler: 'Alice' turns out to be the real name of a woman who was one of the main character's models who [[FatalAttraction became obsessed with him]] after he scorned her]].
* [[MeaningfulName Ophelia]] from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment'', the female protagonist turns into this halfway through when you encounter the vanguard-leader of [[AbusivePrecursors The Fury]], Al-Van Lunks... because, as it turns out, he's her ex-boyfriend, whom she believed to have died in a military research accident years back, along with several of her friends. The revelation that he's [[HumanAliens non-human]] quickly leads to the conclusion that the 'accident' was sabotage, and while the whole 'trying to wipe out humanity' thing has a lot to do with it, it's clear that the protagonist is motivated mainly by a desire for revenge over the man who betrayed and lied to her. What's worse than a Woman Scorned? A scorned woman with a HumongousMecha...
* [[spoiler:Adele]] from ''VideoGame/ArcRiseFantasia'' goes absolutely nuts when she [[spoiler:awakens as the Diva of Real. Since Arc chose Imaginal already, that means she and Arc can never be together. When Arc summons Simmah to block an attack from Girtab and Adele is hurt in the process, she takes this as proof that Arc doesn't care about her anymore. She spends the rest of the game trying to kill Arc for "wronging" her.]] This case is a little crazier than most, since the object of her affection had absolutely no idea she felt that way about him since she never admitted her feelings.
* The Love Shockers from ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' are a gang of these. Quoth [[MrExposition DJ Professor K]], "Love broke their hearts, and now they're looking to do some ''breaking'' of their own!"
* ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'': Sarah Kerrigan. Hooo boy, Sarah Kerrigan. Making vengeance seems very easy when you have HordeOfAlienLocusts at your disposal. Slightly subverted in that her infestation makes her not only bitch to Mengsk, but to ''[[OmnicidalManiac everyone else]]''. [[spoiler: DoubleSubverted when it is revealed that even after her de-infestation, she still holds a very deep grudge against Mengsk. To be fair, she ''did'' kill Mengsk's father, but that is out of malice, she just did her job. And Mengsk ''did'' said he forgives her, too.]]
* This is the reason for all the chaos and near-end-of-the-world in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''. BigBad Carla Radames felt betrayed by [[spoiler:Simmons]] because [[spoiler:he altered her appearance and brainwashed her so she would look and act like Ada Wong]]. When she regained control, she wasn't happy. One of the main reasons for her plan is to humiliate and crush [[spoiler:Simmons]] and irreversibly destroy the world balance he cares so much about.
* Lady Hilda in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. When she discovered that her husband, Regent Cid, had cheated on her, she used magic to turn him into an oglop (a type of bug) and he was left that way for quite a while because she ended up getting kidnapped. After she was finally found, she turned him back into human, but not before threatening to turn him into a hedgehog pie (a type of monster) if he ever cheated again.
* Gender inverted in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' where Dante learned that Trish, his guide to Mallet Island, is really working for Mundus and sends Nightmare to attack him in mission 20. After its defeat, Dante saves her life, but still does not take it well that he vowed to kill her if they cross paths again.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadCase'', the church ghost [[DoesNotLikeMen hates men]] because she remembers thinking her husband was cheating on her before she died. [[spoiler:It turns out there's more going on - her husband had been a serial killer and she'd found out. When she remembers this, she is ''furious''.]]
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* ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' - The [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/277 BLU Sniper]] ''really'' should have checked what day it was before he brutally turned down the RED Demo-tan. He spends the next few days [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/278 getting glued back together in hell]].
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' when the demonic Sabine confronts her boyfriend Nale - the strip title was "Hell Hath Exactly As Much Fury." That was for refusing to let her in ''on a human sacrifice'' rather than regular cheating. She is an incarnation of illicit sex, after all.
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* It is [[StealthPun implied that]] [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Evil League of Evil]] member Fury Leika is a woman of this type.
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* A major plot thread in the latter half of ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama: World Tour]]'' focuses on Courtney's vendetta against her boyfriend Duncan and friend Gwen after finding out that the two kissed.
* In the ''Film/WonderWoman'' animated film, Ares states that not even a woman scorned will be able to save mankind from his wrath.
* Parodied in the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' HalloweenSpecial ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown!'', after Sally flips out at Linus for convincing her that the Great Pumpkin exists:
-->'''Linus:''' You've heard about fury in a woman scorned, haven't you?
-->'''Charlie Brown:''' Yes, I guess I have.
-->'''Linus:''' Well, that's nothing compared to the fury of a woman who has been cheated out of tricks-or-treats.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}: Bender's Big Score'', the Planet Express crew is being attacked by yeti... until Leela runs at them shouting, "Don't mess with me! I just got dumped!" and the yeti run away in terror.
** Earlier in the episode "Mother's Day", Mom led a robot rebellion which her sons put down to the remaining ill effects of this trope,
--->'''Walt:''' Hell hath no fury like the vast robot armies of a woman scorned!
* When the controls for the [[EmotionBomb Moodulators]] in the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Emotion Sickness" were destroyed, they left Kim and Shego in an unstoppable angry state, just moments after Ron and Drakken had "abandoned" them (i.e. Ron gave Kim a LetsJustBeFriends talk; Drakken left Shego in the middle of a Moodulator-induced crying jag). This led to [[ActionGirl Kim]] and [[DarkActionGirl Shego]] [[DisproportionateRetribution taking out their rage]] on Ron and Drakken, respectively... [[OhCrap much to their alarm]] considering how utterly outclassed they were in fighting ability.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Superman got on the wrong end of a particularly pissed-off warrior queen named Maxima.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Lizzie in "Operation: D.A.T.E."
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
** Harley Quinn beats up SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the "Joker's Millions" episode after disguising herself as a police woman. The basis behind the attack was he abandoned her, leaving her to get caught instead, then promptly replaced her when he found out he got a fortune left to him. A bit of a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOA]] for the her character. Harley also attacks the Joker in "Trial" after finding out that he'd finked on her in hopes of getting a better deal for himself.
** After Batman saves Catwoman's life, she kisses him, but he pushes her away. She says he can't deny there's something between them, which he admits there is - the law. She reacts with composure and maturity... As in she throws him off a building.
* Mai from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is '''''not''''' happy when [[spoiler: Zuko, not wanting to drag her into a life of treason, breaks up with her to go join the Avatar. She does end up saving his life and getting thrown in prison for betraying Azula, and they're later reunited in one of the series' greatest [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Moments of Heartwarming.]]]]
** Katara's a mild version. After Jet betrays her, when she see him next she's the last to trust him. Her objections are reasonable, and she does get better when he proves he's a good guy now, but when [[TheHeart Kat]][[TeamMom ara]] is the one being the most militant...
** Not a romantic example, but [[TheHeart Katara]] is [[spoiler: the last person to trust Zuko after his [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turn]]. She voices her truly [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech scathing disdain]] for his presence as TheStinger to The Western Air Temple.]]
** Mentioned in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', where Chief Bei Fong once tried to have Pema arrested after winning over her old boyfriend Tenzin.
** Later,[[spoiler: after Mako and Korra break up]], she implies that she trashed Air Temple Island after Tenzin broke up with her.
** Bolin leaves the manipulative Eska at the altar, so she tries to chase him across the sea. He is only able to escape her because Varrick's ship has extra speed, added so he could escape a similar situation.
* The Martian Queen in the ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode ""The Queen Is Wild", who seeks revenge on Dodgers for rejecting her in "To Love A Duck". Dodgers, being Dodgers, has completely forgotten the entire incident.
-->'''Martian Queen''':''But now, I will have my richly deserved revenge. I will humiliate Duck Dodgers, as he humiliated me. And when the wretch begs for mercy, he will receive naught but the heel of my foot, and my laugh of bitter contempt.''
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': Fifi [=LaFume=] in ''[[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation How I Spent My Vacation]]''. After Johnny Pew gives the autograph that was meant for Fifi to Bimbette, Johnny suffers the wrath of one very, VERY angry Fifi.
* Mordecai and Rigby from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' learn the hard way that dumping Starla, is a ''really'' bad idea. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge A really]] bad idea.
* Hayley Smith on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' whenever [[NotGoodWithRejection she gets dumped]] goes on an UnstoppableRage.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Timmy finally got to go out with Trixie by wishing they were the only two people on Earth. Unfortunately, she soon began to go crazy and wanting him to adore her as much as hundreds of boys. Creeped out, Timmy decided to break off their relationship ([[LifeOrLimbDecision by chewing off his arm]]). Unfortunately, she went ''even'' crazier and tried to kill him before Cosmo and Wanda unwished everything.
* A male example in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "April Moon": Dr. Corso provided weaponized cyborg upgrades to a criminal gang who had [[IHaveYourWife been holding his wife hostage]]. It turned out that she was in on it and was cheating on him with the gang leader. In the final scene, the gang leader (who doesn't know that the doctor found out the truth) comes in for [[NightmareFuel/BatmanBeyond more surgery]]....
* This trope is very common in the DCAU (which is unsurprising considering the source material). For example, the penultimate episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' (and its accompanying DVD commentary) imply that [[spoiler:Tala made sure that Darkseid was revived instead of Braniac, as one final "screw you" to Lex]].
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* This trope set in motion a three-year criminal case in the UK involving politician Chris Huhne and his wife Vicky Pryce. The two had been happily married for 26 years, and then, in 2010, it came out that Huhne had been having an affair with his aide Carina Trimingham. So Pryce ''[[TooDumbToLive willingly revealed]]'' to the papers that she had taken speeding points for Huhne back in 2003 (so he wouldn't get a driving ban). For non-British readers - over here that amounts to ''obstruction of justice''. As a result, in 2012, Huhne and Pryce were both charged (with Huhne resigning his Cabinet position) after an investigation. In February 2013, Huhne plead guilty to the offence - whilst Pryce didn't, claiming the defence of [[DoubleStandard marital coercion]] (in other words, by virtue of being the wife in their relationship, she could claim that her husband forced her into committing criminal acts). The judge didn't buy it, and found her guilty as well. Both were sentenced to 8 months in prison. The judge of the case actually (almost explicitly) invoked this trope.
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