Quotes / Revenge by Proxy

"Dear mister Jane, I don't like to be slandered in the media, especially by a dirty money-grubbing fraud. If you were a real psychic, instead of a dishonest little worm, you wouldn't need to open the door to see what I've done to your lovely wife and child."
Red John, The Mentalist

"Look back at the endless travesties of your life, and you'll see me, always there waiting in the shadows. When friends and lovers are wiped from your sight, I'm there. When those you cherish die abruptly and for no reason, I'm there for you."
Jacob Kell, Highlander: Endgame

Grrrr... You think you can preach at me? If the population is not reduced, it will instigate total global disaster!!! So I must succeed in my plans! I am not irrelevant, and I will not be dissuaded... Any who try to stop me will pay the most terrible price - the loss of everything they cherish!!!!
Malthus, arguably the patron saint of this trope, in the throes of a Villainous Breakdown as his latest attempt on the life of his arch-enemy's sister is being thwarted during the "Library work" roleplay of White Dark Life

"When justice descends, the servant will burn with the master."

The next week, a young man stopped by in the shop,
Took a shine to a timepiece, and paid on the spot
He wound it and wore it, and at six on the dot
Now Mr McArthur's got blood on his hands
And he barely made bail, he's a ruined man
And surely he knows who his downfall was planned by
"You...you did this! You shoot your guns, you play at war, and they burn our homes!"

Factionalists or enemies of class, whoever they are; their seed must be eliminated through three generations.

"Fury, this is Badra," Wonder Woman said. "One of the great one-shot wonders of my career."
Badra stepped forward. Fire was in her eyes, and Fury was certain that her mother hadn't been wise in her choice of words. "Hold it right there, bitch," said the young Amazon. "If you want to pick on somebody, make it me."
The Hatorian woman looked at Fury with a smile of great maliciousness. "Oh, don't worry. I will. What I do to her will resonate doubly in your soul. That's how these mother-daughter things tend to go. Isn't that right, Diana?"