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* In ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'', the bad guys use the radiation-powered supervillain Chemo to reduce the entire city of Bludhaven to a bombed-out wasteland. Bludhaven just so happens to be one of the most corrupt cities in the US (even worse than '''''Gotham'''''), and its destruction is immediately preceded by scenes of how horrible virtually everyone in it is, including a panel of the mayor taking bribes from supervillains.


* Nothing gives Zack State, the main character of ''Literature/TheMentalState'', more pleasure than wrecking the lives of criminals who refuse to repent. There are quite a few unscrupulous characters in the story, and Zack has plans for all of them. Most of them end up getting brutally beaten up or lacerated, some of them are traumatized for life, and the BigBad [[spoiler:loses everything he has, resulting in him spending tje rest of his life in solitary confinement with no company, no luxuries, no money and no 'FINGERS'!]]

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* Nothing gives Zack State, the main character of ''Literature/TheMentalState'', more pleasure than wrecking the lives of criminals who refuse to repent. There are quite a few unscrupulous characters in the story, and Zack has plans for all of them. Most of them end up getting brutally beaten up or lacerated, some of them are traumatized traumatised for life, and the BigBad [[spoiler:loses everything he has, resulting in him spending tje the rest of his life in solitary confinement with no company, money, no luxuries, friends, no money hope and no 'FINGERS'!]]

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* Nothing gives Zack State, the main character of ''Literature/TheMentalState'', more pleasure than wrecking the lives of criminals who refuse to repent. There are quite a few unscrupulous characters in the story, and Zack has plans for all of them. Most of them end up getting brutally beaten up or lacerated, some of them are traumatized for life, and the BigBad [[spoiler:loses everything he has, resulting in him spending tje rest of his life in solitary confinement with no company, no luxuries, no money and no 'FINGERS'!]]

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* ''Film/DustDevil'': [[spoiler:Mark, still chained to the cop car, encounters the possessed Wendy in the desert, begging her to free him. She aims a shotgun at him, then decides to just leave him there to die instead. Seeing how he was an abusive asshole, it's difficult to feel sorry for him.]]

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* In the test logs for [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-682]], a "guest researcher" notes that 682 was friendly toward 053, a young girl who usually makes everyone around her incredible hostile. Instead of going to the obvious conclusion, that 053's anomalous properties affected 682 differently, that 682's warped world view made it see 053 as a friend, or that 682 attacking the girl would only hurt it in the long run, the guest researcher instead tested to see if other children might have a similar effect on it. [[WouldHurtAChild They]] [[DeathOfAChild don't]]. [[{{Jerkass}} Dr. Clef]] throws the guest researcher into 682's chamber personally.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheBlackHearts'', Marcus Black constantly and horrifically [[DomesticAbuse abuses]] his wife Melanie. Under normal circumstances, this would be seen as absolutely terrible (and it still is honestly). However, it comes off as less terrible since Melanie is abusive to her son Mercury in her own right. [[ALighterShadeOfBlack Not to the same extent as Marcus]] (who physically abuses Mercury), but she still verbally abuses him and often says that he should die. She's also incredibly [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain homophobic]]. Mercury is {{bi|TheWay}}sexual and she starts hurling homophobic slurs at him and demanding that the boy he was with be killed by Marcus. Speaking of which, she has no issues with her husband's {{profession|alKiller}}. ''And'' she also regularly [[YourCheatingHeart cheats on Marcus]] as well. So, Melanie Black is a real piece of work in her own right. Not nearly as bad as Marcus, but it is a bit difficult to feel bad about her getting abused by him.
** ''Fanfic/{{CRME}}'': [[spoiler: This comes back in this story when Cinder strangles her. When she sees Mercury again, she wants to take him home, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk she threatens to kill him if he doesn't return]]. When Cinder is triggered due to her own abusive upbringing, she retaliates by beating her up and strangling her in a broom closet. There is no altruistic motive behind it from Cinder, but at the same time, Melanie was no saint.]]


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* Hadley from ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' might be a brutal prison guard, but audiences were cheering him on when he beats up [[SerialRapist Bogs]] to the point where the latter becomes immobilized. He also did this as [[PetTheDog a favor for Andy]], who promised to help out Hadley with his financial troubles.


* [[BigBad Dr. Thaddeus Sivana]] ''Film/Shazam2019'' releases the Seven Deadly Sins upon both his [[BigBrotherBully brother]] and [[AbusiveParents father]] in the conference room. This was DisproportionateRetribution at best, but after witnessing their cruelty towards him during his childhood, we cannot hold it against him. That being said, Sivana still had no right to release the Sins upon [[BoardToDeath everyone else in the room]].

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* [[BigBad Dr. Thaddeus Sivana]] from ''Film/Shazam2019'' releases the Seven Deadly Sins upon both his [[BigBrotherBully brother]] and [[AbusiveParents father]] in the conference room. This was DisproportionateRetribution at best, but after witnessing their cruelty towards him during his childhood, we cannot hold it against him. That being said, Sivana still had no right to release the Sins upon [[BoardToDeath everyone else in the room]].

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* [[BigBad Dr. Thaddeus Sivana]] ''Film/Shazam2019'' releases the Seven Deadly Sins upon both his [[BigBrotherBully brother]] and [[AbusiveParents father]] in the conference room. This was DisproportionateRetribution at best, but after witnessing their cruelty towards him during his childhood, we cannot hold it against him. That being said, Sivana still had no right to release the Sins upon [[BoardToDeath everyone else in the room]].


** Wrestling/IvelisseVelez of Las Sicarias and Holidead of Oedo~tai [[EnemyMine teaming up]] to stomp Aria Blake of "The Cutie Pie Club", who frequently gang up on unsuspecting wrestlers, over [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating them celebrating]] the unpopular exit of Velez and Holidead from SHINE's Nova Tournament.

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** Wrestling/IvelisseVelez of Las Sicarias and Holidead Wrestling/{{Holidead}} of Oedo~tai [[EnemyMine teaming up]] to stomp Aria Blake of "The Cutie Pie Club", who frequently gang up on unsuspecting wrestlers, over [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating them celebrating]] the unpopular exit of Velez and Holidead from SHINE's Nova Tournament.


* ''Film/TheCableGuy'' has a textbook and deliberately humorous example with Chip who intends to beat up Robbie's date for unknowingly hurting his friend's Steve feelings. Good thing that he in his previous scene [[KickTheDog insults and treats a waiter like garbage]] for no good reason because otherwise the beating that was inflicted on him would feel unwarranted.

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* ''Film/TheCableGuy'' has a textbook and deliberately humorous example with Chip who intends to beat up Robbie's Robin's date for unknowingly hurting his friend's Steve friend Stephen's feelings. Good thing that he in his previous scene [[KickTheDog insults and treats a waiter like garbage]] for no good reason reason, because otherwise the beating that was inflicted on him would feel unwarranted.


* Whether or not this applies to ''Literature/TheSlap'' is the driving question of the book. The plot kicks off when Harry slaps Hugo, the child of another couple at his cousin Hector's barbecue. Whether this is little more than child abuse or appropriate discipline of a badly-behaved child is deliberately left up to the reader, but is complicated on both sides--Harry is constantly portrayed as an abusive jerk with few redeeming qualities, but Hugo is an out-of-control brat who, at the time of the slap, had been threatening Harry's son and Hector's children with a cricket bat, and his own parents hadn't made an effort to stop him.

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* Whether or not this applies to ''Literature/TheSlap'' is the driving question of the book. The plot kicks off when Harry slaps Hugo, the child of another couple at his cousin Hector's barbecue. Whether this is little more than child abuse or appropriate discipline of a badly-behaved child is deliberately left up to the reader, [[BothSidesHaveAPoint but is complicated on both sides--Harry sides]]--Harry is constantly portrayed as an abusive jerk with few redeeming qualities, but Hugo is an out-of-control brat who, at the time of the slap, had been threatening Harry's son and Hector's children with a cricket bat, and his own parents hadn't made an effort to stop him.

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* ''Film/FaustLoveOfTheDamned'': Mephistopheles kills his aide Claire by materializing a snake inside her and cutting open her gut to pull it out, then setting her on fire. She really deserved this, given her previous track record as a sadomasochistic rapist and serial murderess.

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