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* In ''VideoGame/BugFables'', Kabbu is normally the very soul of caution, but when he returns to the Wild Swamplands and discovers [[CreepyCentipedes the Beast]] once again, his [[RevengeBeforeReason desire for revenge]] [[spoiler:for it killing his old friends]] results in him recklessly attacking it against the wishes of his new friends, Vi and Leif. It's only when they were close to dying when he realizes that his reckless actions nearly led to a story repeating itself.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'': In Season 3, [[spoiler:Elena is consumed with rage and [[IrrationalHatred hatred]] at Esteban once his alliance with Shuriki is out in the open, and she allows it to run her actions even after coming to terms with her feelings in "Dreamcatcher," readily trying to capture or kill him and [[RevengeBeforeReason focusing on doing so]] over trying to stop Ash, the ''real'' threat to Avalor. This bites her in the ass come "Coronation Day," where this allows Ash to unleash the Four Shades of Awesome on Avalor and leads to Elena herself being trapped in the Spirit World. The spirits of her parents even tell her that her job is to protect the kingdom, not to seek vengeance, and doing so will only lead to her making bad decisions.]]


* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'': Envy, while trying to negotiate a truce with Edward and Ling, [[BerserkButton unthinkingly calls the former "pipsqueak"]]. Ed attacks Envy [[spoiler:which leads to all three of them being sucked into Gluttony's BlackHoleBelly]].

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* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'': ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Envy, while trying to negotiate a truce with Edward and Ling, [[BerserkButton unthinkingly calls the former "pipsqueak"]]. Ed attacks Envy [[spoiler:which leads to all three of them being sucked into Gluttony's BlackHoleBelly]].


* ''Film/{{Descendants}} 3'' has Mal thinking of closing the island off for good, trapping people there, to protect Auradon. After she and her friends team up to defeat Audry, the truth comes out. Celia, who wanted to be able to visit her father Dr. Facillier, got so angry she threw Hades' Ember into the water, destroying it, and leaving herself and the others defenseless.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989'': While King Triton is a wise, respectful, and fair ruler, his [[HairTriggerTemper temper]] gets the best of him big-time when he finds out that Ariel has fallen in love with a human; determined to "get through to her" and turn her over to [[FantasticRacism his views of humans]], Triton destroys Ariel's collection of human artifacts right in front of her in a fit of rage. It's only after Ariel is reduced to tears by the result that Triton calms down and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes what he's done]], only able to [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/3/31/Little-mermaid-1080p-disneyscreencaps.com-4244.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20191215212323 look on in horror and remorse]] before leaving the grotto in shame.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989'': While King Triton is a wise, respectful, and fair ruler, his [[HairTriggerTemper temper]] gets the best of him big-time when he finds out that Ariel has fallen in love with a human; determined to "get through to her" and turn her over to [[FantasticRacism his views of humans]], Triton destroys Ariel's collection of human artifacts right in front of her in a fit of rage. It's only after Ariel is reduced to tears by the result that Triton calms down and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes what he's done]], only able to [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/3/31/Little-mermaid-1080p-disneyscreencaps.com-4244.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20191215212323 look on in horror and remorse]] before leaving the grotto in shame. This proves to be the catalyst that leads Ariel to make a [[DealWithTheDevil deal]] with Ursula.


* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'': The episode "Turtle Temper" has Raph's HairTriggerTemper quickly turn him into TheLoad. He flies off the handle after being insulted by [[FatBastard Vic]], which leads to them drawing the Kraang's attention and Vic capturing the resulting fight on video. Later, when Vic decides to blackmail the Turtles into handing over the video, Raph snaps, draws the Kraang's attention once more, and then ditches his brothers in the middle of the fight to keep arguing with Vic, leading to the Kraang capturing the latter. At this point, Leo has had enough and forces Raph to go home.

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The episode "Turtle Temper" has Raph's HairTriggerTemper quickly turn him into TheLoad. He flies off the handle after being insulted by [[FatBastard Vic]], which leads to them drawing the Kraang's attention and Vic capturing the resulting fight on video. Later, when Vic decides to blackmail the Turtles into handing over the video, Raph snaps, draws the Kraang's attention once more, and then ditches his brothers in the middle of the fight to keep arguing with Vic, leading to the Kraang capturing the latter. At this point, Leo has had enough and forces Raph to go home.home.
** In the same episode, Splinter reveals that he himself had a moment of this, which led in part to the Shredder's StartOfDarkness, which he informs Raph of in an attempt to TameHisAnger. Splinter recounts an incident where Shredder openly and relentlessly insulted him in front of Tang Shen, eventually leading Splinter to lose his temper and attack him. This caused their rivalry to intensify, eventually leading to Shen's death at Shredder's hands. Raph claims that he had no choice but to get angry since Shredder was insulting him, to which Splinter retorts that he ''did'' have a choice: he could have just ignored Shredder's taunts and walked away, but he didn't.
--->'''Splinter''': I could have chosen to ignore him. I could have chosen to let his words wash over me, like a river over stone. But I let him anger me. It was I who made his words into weapons. That was the choice ''I'' made. What choice will ''you'' make?
** Leo also falls into this in "Earth's Last Stand". His reaction [[spoiler:to discovering that Professor Honeycutt was the one who created the Heart of Darkness in the first place is [[EtTuBrute pure, unadulterated rage]]. Believing he's just using them to steal it back, he ends up embarking on a one-man assault on the entire Triceraton fleet, ignoring the others' pleas to stop and insistence that what he's doing is a SuicideMission. Sure enough, during the assault, Leo's scout ship is blown up, leaving him stranded in space, his helmet is cracked, and he ends up passing out; the others retrieve him, manage to resuscitate him, and waste no time giving him a WhatTheHellHero]].


* In ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', Tramp is alerted by Lady's barking that there's a rat in the baby's room. Since Lady is chained and can't deal with the rat herself, Tramp goes in in her stead to kill the rat before it can harm the baby. Aunt Sarah doesn't see the rat and angrily calls the pound on Tramp, mistakenly thinking he was trying to harm the baby. Jim Dear, Darling and Lady find the dead rat, and from there, it's a race to try to exonerate Tramp before the pound euthanizes him.

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* In ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', ''WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp'', Tramp is alerted by Lady's barking that there's a rat in the baby's room. Since Lady is chained and can't deal with the rat herself, Tramp goes in in her stead to kill the rat before it can harm the baby. Aunt Sarah doesn't see the rat and angrily calls the pound on Tramp, mistakenly thinking he was trying to harm the baby. Jim Dear, Darling and Lady find the dead rat, and from there, it's a race to try to exonerate Tramp before the pound euthanizes him.



* In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', Clayton [[spoiler:gets tangled up in vines as he chases after Tarzan up in the trees. He angrily starts hacking them apart, not noticing that one of the vines is wrapping around his neck. Tarzan tries to warn him, but it's too late; the vines give way, Clayton falls ands ends up hanging himself.]]

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* In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Tarzan}}'', Clayton [[spoiler:gets tangled up in vines as he chases after Tarzan up in the trees. He angrily starts hacking them apart, not noticing that one of the vines is wrapping around his neck. Tarzan tries to warn him, but it's too late; the vines give way, Clayton falls ands ends up hanging himself.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989'': While King Triton is a wise, respectful, and fair ruler, his [[HairTriggerTemper temper]] gets the best of him big-time when he finds out that Ariel has fallen in love with a human; determined to "get through to her" and turn her over to [[FantasticRacism his views of humans]], Triton destroys Ariel's collection of human artifacts right in front of her in a fit of rage. It's only after Ariel is reduced to tears by the result that Triton calms down and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes what he's done]], only able to [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/3/31/Little-mermaid-1080p-disneyscreencaps.com-4244.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20191215212323 look on in horror and remorse]] before leaving the grotto in shame.


* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'': Exploited by {{Literature/Wulfrik}} the Wanderer, a Chaos Champion who was given the [[{{Omniglot}} Gift of Tongues]] in order to deliver an unrefusable challenge to any enemy the Chaos gods want him to kill, in the form of crude insults that so infuriate the target they not only accept the challenge, no matter how one-sided, and make elementary mistakes (such as one Imperial noble who left the safety of his city walls to fight Wulfrik one-on-one after the latter had made a "your wife and my kids" comment).



* As noted above, anger often causes people in real life to behave foolishly. Just ask anyone who has accidentally broken something valuable or hurt themselves in a moment of frustration.

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* As noted above, anger often causes people in real life to behave foolishly. Just ask anyone who has accidentally broken something valuable or hurt themselves in a moment of frustration. In certain medical communities, someone breaking their wrist because they angrily punched a wall is known as "the dumbass fracture".


* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': After Cell pushes Gohan into an UnstoppableRage for the sake of [[EmotionalPowers unleashing his hidden power]] and getting a WorthyOpponent, he [[GoneHorriblyRight gets his]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wish]]; Gohan ascends to Super Saiyan 2 and beats Cell to a pulp, but when he has the chance to end it, he refuses despite Goku [[KillHimAlready screaming at him to finish it before Cell gets desperate]] purely because he felt Cell [[ColdBloodedTorture hadn't suffered enough for his crimes]]. This bites him in the ass ''big time'' when Cell is driven to a VillainousBreakdown and tries to blow up the Earth, forcing Goku to sacrifice himself to save the world. On top of it all, Cell is able to regenerate FromASingleCell and return [[CameBackStrong stronger than ever]] thanks to his Saiyan genes, and Gohan [[ItsAllMyFault knows he has only himself to blame for it all]].





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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'': The episode "Turtle Temper" has Raph's HairTriggerTemper quickly turn him into TheLoad. He flies off the handle after being insulted by [[FatBastard Vic]], which leads to them drawing the Kraang's attention and Vic capturing the resulting fight on video. Later, when Vic decides to blackmail the Turtles into handing over the video, Raph snaps, draws the Kraang's attention once more, and then ditches his brothers in the middle of the fight to keep arguing with Vic, leading to the Kraang capturing the latter. At this point, Leo has had enough and forces Raph to go home.


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Is the direct inverse of EnragedByIdiocy, where anger is ''caused by'' idiocy instead of ''causing'' it. Furthermore, it is also the direct inverse of UnstoppableRage, where getting angry leads to badassery instead of stupidity. Likely to show up as a FatalFlaw, especially if the character is HotBlooded or has a HairTriggerTemper. Has some overlap with RevengeBeforeReason (it's not uncommon for vengeance to overlap with anger, after all) and ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime. See AlcoholInducedIdiocy for another element that causes people to act irrationally. When a character intentionally invokes this in order to make their opponent slip up, that's BlindedByRage. SubTrope to ATragedyOfImpulsiveness; specifically, this trope covers impulsiveness caused by anger.

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Is the direct inverse of EnragedByIdiocy, where anger is ''caused by'' idiocy instead of ''causing'' it. Furthermore, it is also the direct inverse of UnstoppableRage, where getting angry leads to badassery instead of stupidity. Likely to show up as a FatalFlaw, especially if the character is HotBlooded or has a HairTriggerTemper. Has some overlap with RevengeBeforeReason (it's not uncommon for vengeance to overlap with anger, after all) and ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime. See AlcoholInducedIdiocy and ExhaustionInducedIdiocy for another element other elements that causes cause people to act irrationally. When a character intentionally invokes this in order to make their opponent slip up, that's BlindedByRage. SubTrope to ATragedyOfImpulsiveness; specifically, this trope covers impulsiveness caused by anger.

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* In ''Literature/ShadowOfTheConqueror,'' [[HairTriggerTemper Daylen]] frequently regrets the things [[SayingTooMuch he says]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone or does]] in the [[TheBerserker midst of]] [[UnstoppableRage his rages]], as his reason returns as soon as he calms down.


-> "''He could see Bonzo's anger growing hot. Hot anger was bad. Ender's anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo's was hot, and so it used him.''"
-->--''Literature/EndersGame'', explaining the difference between TranquilFury that doesn't fall prey to this trope, and HotBlooded anger which does.



* ''Literature/EndersGame'' uses this to underscore the difference between TranquilFury and BlindedByRage in his fight [[spoiler: against Bonzo, who'd ordered his flunkies to back off so he could fight Ender alone after Ender insulted his honor]].
-->''He could see Bonzo's anger growing hot. Hot anger was bad. Ender's anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo's was hot, and so it used him.''

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* The page quote comes from ''Literature/EndersGame'' , which uses this to underscore the difference between TranquilFury and BlindedByRage in his Ender's fight [[spoiler: against Bonzo, who'd ordered his flunkies to back off so he could fight Ender alone after Ender insulted his honor]].
-->''He could see Bonzo's anger growing hot. Hot anger was bad. Ender's anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo's was hot, and so it used him.''
honor]].


* As noted above, anger often causes people in real life to behave foolishly. Just ask anyone who has accidentally broken something valuable or hurt themselves in a moment of frustration. Anger appears to somewhat lessen inhibitions and mess with people's higher cognitive functions such as the ability to reason, although the reverse is true as well. Just ask any psychology student about Phineas Gage, the railroad worker who survived having a beam shot through his head. The beam damaged his prefrontal cortex (the part of the brain responsible for impulse control and decision-making) causing a supposedly drastic personality change that turned Gage into an alcoholic short-tempered gambler. Although some scholars debate whether or not he may have possessed some of these characteristics even before said incident.

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* As noted above, anger often causes people in real life to behave foolishly. Just ask anyone who has accidentally broken something valuable or hurt themselves in a moment of frustration.
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Anger appears to somewhat lessen inhibitions and mess with people's higher cognitive functions such as the ability to reason, although the reverse is true as well. Just ask any psychology student about Phineas Gage, the railroad worker who survived having a beam shot through his head. The beam damaged his prefrontal cortex (the part of the brain responsible for impulse control and decision-making) causing a supposedly drastic personality change that turned Gage into an alcoholic short-tempered gambler. Although gambler (although some scholars debate whether or not he may have possessed some of these characteristics even before said incident.incident).


** In [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E24OffTheRails ''Off The Rails'']], Gordon gets angry over the fact that he has to take a special train of trucks that he attempts to jam the turntable only to find himself unable to stop and lands in a ditch.

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** In [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E24OffTheRails ''Off The Rails'']], Gordon gets so angry over the fact that he has to take a special train of trucks that he attempts to jam the turntable only to find himself unable to stop and lands in a ditch.

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