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* In ''Super Crooks" by Creator/MarkMillar, the Bastard is considered the most terrifying super-villain on Earth, even in retirement. A story is told of how one guy thought he was over the hill and ripped the Bastard off. A typical villain might kill the guy. Another might kill his family. The Bastard hunts down and murders ''every single person'' this guy has ever known. Family, friends, his drug dealer, his pharmacist, his former employers, right down to grade school classmates, a total of over ''200'' people. ''Then'' he kills the guy.

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* In ''Super Crooks" Crooks'' by Creator/MarkMillar, the Bastard is considered the most terrifying super-villain on Earth, even in retirement. A story is told of how one guy thought he was over the hill and ripped the Bastard off. A typical villain might kill the guy. Another might kill his family. The Bastard hunts down and murders ''every single person'' this guy has ever known. Family, friends, his drug dealer, his pharmacist, his former employers, right down to grade school classmates, a total of over ''200'' people. ''Then'' he kills the guy.

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* In ''Super Crooks" by Creator/MarkMillar, the Bastard is considered the most terrifying super-villain on Earth, even in retirement. A story is told of how one guy thought he was over the hill and ripped the Bastard off. A typical villain might kill the guy. Another might kill his family. The Bastard hunts down and murders ''every single person'' this guy has ever known. Family, friends, his drug dealer, his pharmacist, his former employers, right down to grade school classmates, a total of over ''200'' people. ''Then'' he kills the guy.


** ''Film/BlackPanther2018'' - similar to the ''Thor'' example, T'Challa stops trying to reason with Erik / [[spoiler: N'Jadaka]] after he vows to hunt down and kill anyone who even ''thinks'' of staying loyal to him.

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** ''Film/BlackPanther2018'' - similar to the ''Thor'' example, T'Challa stops trying to reason with Erik / [[spoiler: N'Jadaka]] after he vows to hunt down and kill anyone who even ''thinks'' of staying loyal to him.T'Challa.

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** Cell decides to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this in order to bring out Gohan's hidden power. Since Gohan refuses to get angry and unleash his power no matter what Cell does to ''him'', he decides to [[MookMaker spawn seven Cell Jrs. ]]and [[ForcedToWatch make Gohan watch]] as he sics them on the Z-Fighters, to see if ''that'' with make him angry. The final straw is when he crushes Android 16's head underfoot right in front of Gohan, and Cell [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor gets what he wanted]].

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* ''The Algebraist'', by Creator/IainBanks. A GalacticConqueror wants the cooperation of an alien species, so proceeds to space hundreds of men, women and children from the human colony he's just conquered, [[AndIMustScream immobilised yet fully conscious]]. Unfortunately the aliens have BlueAndOrangeMorality so their response amounts to: "Yes, and what do this have to do with us?"

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* ''Anime/{{Trigun}}'': How the Gung-Ho Guns (and Knives) keep doing harm to Vash the Stampede: because the goofball is enough of a MartyrWithoutACause that he doesn't minds being hurt himself, they just exterminate everybody that he cares about, everybody that so much as gives him the time of day, and everybody else in the immediate area. One of Vash's greatest showcases of what happens when he reaches the RageBreakingPoint is when Monev the Gale, in his single-minded hunt to kill him, slaughters an entire town with machine gun fire in the hope that Vash will be hit by it.


* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''[[TheMovie Movie]]'': After [[NiceJobBreakingItHero accidentally helping Mojo Jojo take over Townsville]], the girls are too afraid, confused, and angry to return even though they can hear the people's cries for help... until Mojo goes after TheProfessor, and they return to kick butt and save him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''[[TheMovie Movie]]'': ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'': After [[NiceJobBreakingItHero accidentally helping Mojo Jojo take over Townsville]], the girls are too afraid, confused, and angry to return even though they can hear the people's cries for help... until Mojo goes after TheProfessor, and they return to kick butt and save him.


** In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' once the Vulture figures out Peter is Spider-Man he threatens to kill him and everyone he loves if he keeps interfereing. ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' notices that this means he'll have to kill [[spoiler: his own daughter]].

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** In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' once the Vulture figures out Peter is Spider-Man he threatens to kill him and everyone he loves if he keeps interfereing. ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' notices that that, taken literally, this means he'll have to kill [[spoiler: his own daughter]].daughter.]]
** ''Film/BlackPanther2018'' - similar to the ''Thor'' example, T'Challa stops trying to reason with Erik / [[spoiler: N'Jadaka]] after he vows to hunt down and kill anyone who even ''thinks'' of staying loyal to him.


* Sunset Shimmer makes a reference to this trope in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''. It is subverted at the end, though, as if she does have Spike kidnapped by her flunkies, it is mainly to get Twilight where she wants her; she never truly intends to harm the dog (or so she says).

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* Sunset Shimmer makes a reference to this trope in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''.''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls2013''. It is subverted at the end, though, as if she does have Spike kidnapped by her flunkies, it is mainly to get Twilight where she wants her; she never truly intends to harm the dog (or so she says).

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* ''Series/AlteredCarbon'' provides a rare (anti-)heroic example in episode 4 when Kovacs poses as a CTAC officer to frighten his torturers into freeing him:
--> '''Kovavs''': You have ''any'' idea what they're gonna do to you? They're gonna hunt you down. All of you. Gonna make what you did to me look like a tropical cruise. They're gonna [[DeaderThanDead rip your stacks out and feed them to the shredder.]] They're gonna kill your families, friends, dogs, cats ''and fucking goldfish.'' [...] The one who lets me up lives. The other two... when the core is through with you, you won't even be a memory.


* Used in, of all things, ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', where the BigBad [[spoiler:kidnaps Layton's adopted daughter]] in order to make absolutely sure that Layton will pursue him. The irony is that Layton, being Layton, would have gone after him anyway -- all this trick did was [[PapaWolf make him]] ''[[BerserkButton mad]]''.

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* Used in, of all things, ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', where the BigBad [[spoiler:kidnaps Layton's adopted daughter]] in order to make absolutely sure that Layton will pursue him. The irony is that Layton, being Layton, would have gone after him anyway -- all this trick did was [[PapaWolf make him]] ''[[BerserkButton mad]]''.


** Similarly, Rorschach kills the dogs of a child-killer before killing the killer himself. Granted, the killer had fed the bodies of his victims to the dogs, but they're ''just dogs''.

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** Similarly, Rorschach kills the dogs of a child-killer before killing the killer himself. Granted, the killer had fed the bodies of his victims victim to the dogs, but they're ''just dogs''.


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** Rita Repulsa in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' refused to attack any city other than Angel Grove, despite it being the one city that was protected by a force capable of challenging her.

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* Rita Repulsa in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' refused to attack any city other than Angel Grove, despite it being the one city that was protected by a force capable of challenging her.


* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': Do not kidnap Newt and turn her into a cocoon. [[spoiler:Unless you want to get your nest torched and ThrownOutTheAirlock]]. "Get away from her, you bitch!" indeed.

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* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': Do not kidnap Newt and turn her into a cocoon. [[spoiler:Unless you want to get your nest torched and your ass ThrownOutTheAirlock]]. "Get away from her, you bitch!" indeed.


** It's also because it's AllJustADream and the witch was based on Miss Gulch, a nasty old woman who tried to have Toto destroyed for biting her, and who Dorothy even calls a "wicked old witch".

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** It's also because it's AllJustADream and the witch was based on Miss Gulch, a nasty old woman who tried to have Toto destroyed for biting her, and who Dorothy even calls called a "wicked old witch".

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