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** Interestingly enough though, not even the gods themselves were immune to this. The deity who suffered from this most often was Hera, whenever she tried to [[WouldHurtAChild kill one of Zeus' many children when they were babies]] they would always live either via [[PapaWolf Zeus saving them]] or just fate itself ensuring they would survive, and they would almost always become either a great hero or come up to Olympus to become a god much to the fury and humiliation of Hera.

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** Interestingly enough though, That said, though they are the main forces of karma in Greek myth, not even the gods Olympians themselves were immune to this.could escape karmic retribution for some of their particularly loathsome actions. The deity who suffered from this most often was Hera, whenever she tried to [[WouldHurtAChild kill one of Zeus' many children when they were babies]] they would always live either via [[PapaWolf Zeus saving them]] or just fate itself ensuring they would survive, and they would almost always become either a great hero or come up to Olympus to become a god much to the fury and humiliation of Hera.



*** Even before the Olympians and mortals, [[TheOldGods the primordial gods and titans]] were not immune to karma. Oranos threw the cyclopes and [[MultiArmedAndDangerous hecatoncheires]] into [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Tartarus]] [[DisproportionateRetribution for how ugly they were,]] in anger his wife [[MotherEarth Gaia]] made a golden sickle that she gave to Kronos who rose up against Oranos and [[KillTheGod killed him]]... [[LikeFatherLikeSon But then Kronos was also repulsed by their appearance and left them in Tartarus.]] Later when Zeus and the other Olympians found them and released them, it was easy to convinced them to rise against Kronos. The cyclopes made powerful magic items for [[ShockAndAwe Zeus,]] [[ProngsOfPoseidon Poseidon,]] and [[InvisibilityCloak Hades]] which helped them beat Kronos' army, then when the titans were thrown into Tartarus themselves it is none other than the [[TheDogBitesBack hecatoncheiries who now make sure they can't escape.]]

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*** Even before the Olympians and mortals, [[TheOldGods the primordial gods and titans]] were not immune to karma. Oranos threw the cyclopes and [[MultiArmedAndDangerous hecatoncheires]] into [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Tartarus]] [[DisproportionateRetribution for how ugly they were,]] in anger his wife [[MotherEarth Gaia]] made a golden sickle that she gave to Kronos who rose up against Oranos and [[KillTheGod killed him]]... [[LikeFatherLikeSon But then Kronos was also repulsed by their appearance and left them in Tartarus.]] Later when Zeus and the other Olympians found them and released them, it was easy to convinced convince them to rise against Kronos. The cyclopes made powerful magic items for [[ShockAndAwe Zeus,]] [[ProngsOfPoseidon Poseidon,]] and [[InvisibilityCloak Hades]] which helped them beat Kronos' army, then when the titans were thrown into Tartarus themselves it is none other than the [[TheDogBitesBack hecatoncheiries who now make sure they can't escape.]]


* This trope is ''weaponized'' in the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11651073/1/It-Gets-Worse It Gets Worse]]'', where Taylor's new power delivers instant and delicious karma on anyone who would wish her harm, in ways that are swift, [[ContrivedCoincidence improbable]], and above all, ''hilarious''. As long as you leave her, her father and her friends alone, you're fine. Attacking them will get you slapped HARD by a chain of DisasterDominoes set up a week in advance...before you even knew about them. The best part? Taylor's power isn't under conscious control. It does it all on its own!

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* This trope is ''weaponized'' in the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11651073/1/It-Gets-Worse It Gets Worse]]'', ''Fanfic/ItGetsWorse'', where Taylor's new power delivers instant and delicious karma on anyone who would wish her harm, in ways that are swift, [[ContrivedCoincidence improbable]], and above all, ''hilarious''. As long as you leave her, her father and her friends alone, you're fine. Attacking them will get you slapped HARD by a chain of DisasterDominoes set up a week in advance...before you even knew about them. The best part? Taylor's power isn't under conscious control. It does it all on its own!


** Back in an early episode of the original ''Manga/DragonBall'', Krillin cheats during training and as a result gets dinner while Goku goes hungry. However, LethalChef Lunch cooks dinner that night with toxic pufferfish, meaning Goku avoids getting sick.

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** Back in In an early episode of the original ''Manga/DragonBall'', Krillin cheats Master Roshi says that whichever student succeeds during training and as a result gets will get to eat while the other won't. Krillin cheats to win, but that night's dinner turns out to be pufferfish...which Launch prepared improperly, meaning Krillin gets sick while Goku goes hungry. However, LethalChef Lunch cooks dinner that night with toxic pufferfish, meaning Goku avoids getting sick.doesn't.


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* In an early chapter of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'', there's a torrential downpour and Kaguya tries to engineer a situation where Miyuki will have to ask her for a ride home. While waiting for him by the school gates, her maid Hayasaka asks "How exactly am ''I'' supposed to get home?", and Kaguya dimissively replies "Walk?" [[LampshadeHanging Hayasaka says "You shouldn't take me for granted or you'll receive divine punishment"]], and almost instantly a gust of wind nearly blows Kaguya's umbrella out of her hands (prompting her to claim that she was just kidding, and she'd called for a taxi). However, this is followed by Miyuki racing by on his bicycle, kicking up water and soaking Kaguya, who comes down with a cold the next day (and gets an IToldYouSo from Hayasaka).

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** Dash was angry that he could not make fun of Danny for using the dating service and could not steal his dating in the previews story, so he join the dating service for only almost week, only for every girl to tell Dash to take a hike, and Dash is angry to discover that almost every girl Danny dates like him were he could not even get one girl to like him. Even Tucker had a few good dates before he hook up with Velma Dinkley.
** Dash try to bully and assault Danny only to be restrain by Kara twice. On the second time Mr. Lancer appear and Dash lie to him saying Kara attack him, since Mr. Lancer favor him it look like he get away with it, only for Kara to turn the tables on both of them by threatening to report Mr. Lancer to the superintendent and have the Daily Planet revealed his favoritism to the A-Listers, Mr. Lancer punish Dash with a week of detention and called his parents.
** Sam keep spying on Danny and Kara's dates, she was determined to prove there was something wrong with Kara, unlike the other times Sam was jealous of the other girls that like Danny, her actions were seriously call out on, with Tucker telling her that he stopped helping her and Kara has done nothing wrong, and Kara threatening to tell Danny she was spying on Danny if she does that again. When Sam refuses to listen and follows them to Metropolis, and discovers that Kara is Supergirl. After the battle with Brainiac, Sam's actions were called on, when she finally confesses her feeling for Danny, he rejected her because he lost the feelings he had for her, fell in love with Kara, and because she spied on his and Kara's dates. Danny also ended their friendship because she broke the trust he had in her.


*** Hephaestus is easily one of the most [[NiceGuy easygoing and friendly gods]] on Olympus, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but not even he can tolerate adultery.]] When his wife [[LoveGoddess Aphrodite]] cheated on him in favor of [[WarGod Ares,]] Hephaestus caught them in an unbreakable net whilst they were having sex and dragged them in front of the other gods who pointed and laughed at the.

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*** Hephaestus is easily one of the most [[NiceGuy easygoing and friendly gods]] on Olympus, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but not even he can tolerate adultery.]] When his wife [[LoveGoddess Aphrodite]] cheated on him in favor of [[WarGod Ares,]] Hephaestus caught them in an unbreakable net whilst they were having sex and dragged them in front of the other gods who [[HypocriticalHumor pointed and laughed at the.the two adulterers.]]



*** Even before the Olympians and mortals, [[TheOldGods the primordial gods and titans]] were not immune to karma. Oranos threw the cyclopes and [[MultiArmedAndDangerous hecatoncheires]] into [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Tartarus]] [[DisproportionateRetribution for how ugly they were,]] in anger his wife [[MotherEarth Gaia]] made a golden sickle that she gave to Kronos who rose up against Oranos and [[KillTheGod killed him]]... [[LikeFatherLikeSon But then Kronos was also repulsed by their appearance and left them in Tartarus.]] Later when Zeus and the other Olympians found them and released them, it was easy to convinced them to rise against Kronos. The cyclopes made weapons for Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades which helped them beat Kronos' army, then when the titans were thrown into Tartarus themselves it is none other than the [[TheDogBitesBack hecatoncheiries who now make sure they can't escape.]]

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*** Even before the Olympians and mortals, [[TheOldGods the primordial gods and titans]] were not immune to karma. Oranos threw the cyclopes and [[MultiArmedAndDangerous hecatoncheires]] into [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Tartarus]] [[DisproportionateRetribution for how ugly they were,]] in anger his wife [[MotherEarth Gaia]] made a golden sickle that she gave to Kronos who rose up against Oranos and [[KillTheGod killed him]]... [[LikeFatherLikeSon But then Kronos was also repulsed by their appearance and left them in Tartarus.]] Later when Zeus and the other Olympians found them and released them, it was easy to convinced them to rise against Kronos. The cyclopes made weapons powerful magic items for Zeus, Poseidon, [[ShockAndAwe Zeus,]] [[ProngsOfPoseidon Poseidon,]] and Hades [[InvisibilityCloak Hades]] which helped them beat Kronos' army, then when the titans were thrown into Tartarus themselves it is none other than the [[TheDogBitesBack hecatoncheiries who now make sure they can't escape.]]

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** Interestingly enough though, not even the gods themselves were immune to this. The deity who suffered from this most often was Hera, whenever she tried to [[WouldHurtAChild kill one of Zeus' many children when they were babies]] they would always live either via [[PapaWolf Zeus saving them]] or just fate itself ensuring they would survive, and they would almost always become either a great hero or come up to Olympus to become a god much to the fury and humiliation of Hera.
*** Hephaestus is easily one of the most [[NiceGuy easygoing and friendly gods]] on Olympus, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but not even he can tolerate adultery.]] When his wife [[LoveGoddess Aphrodite]] cheated on him in favor of [[WarGod Ares,]] Hephaestus caught them in an unbreakable net whilst they were having sex and dragged them in front of the other gods who pointed and laughed at the.
*** In some versions, Sisyphus' final fate does not bother him at all and he actually finds solace in pushing the boulder since it gives him time to to himself to think for all eternity. For all the gods involved, this is a source of unending frustration for having one mortal they were never able to humble.
*** Even before the Olympians and mortals, [[TheOldGods the primordial gods and titans]] were not immune to karma. Oranos threw the cyclopes and [[MultiArmedAndDangerous hecatoncheires]] into [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Tartarus]] [[DisproportionateRetribution for how ugly they were,]] in anger his wife [[MotherEarth Gaia]] made a golden sickle that she gave to Kronos who rose up against Oranos and [[KillTheGod killed him]]... [[LikeFatherLikeSon But then Kronos was also repulsed by their appearance and left them in Tartarus.]] Later when Zeus and the other Olympians found them and released them, it was easy to convinced them to rise against Kronos. The cyclopes made weapons for Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades which helped them beat Kronos' army, then when the titans were thrown into Tartarus themselves it is none other than the [[TheDogBitesBack hecatoncheiries who now make sure they can't escape.]]

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* ''ComicBook/RickAndMortyOni'': When the Meeseeks escapes prison, the guard viciously beats his legless cellmate, who stayed behind, not wanting to get in trouble. Once the guard's finished, he realizes that the Meeseeks, on its way out, let all of the other prisoners out of their cells.


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** Not only does Celestia walk out on Twilight along with everypony else, but when Jewelius tries to say Twilight only acted out of a big misunderstanding, Celestia refuses to even consider it and shushes him. She later gets detained by her own Royal Guard when Jewelius tricks everypony into blaming her for the collateral damages of the invasion, and the resentful wedding guests do nothing to help her. Celestia lampshades the irony by wondering if she's having the same [[EtTuBrute feelings of betrayal]] as Twilight had.
** As soon as [[spoiler:Jewelius is defeated in the final battle, he [[VillainsWantMercy desperately begs to be spared]] by the same heroes whom he had [[AintTooProudToBeg begging for mercy]] as he [[MadeASlave sentenced them to slavery]]]].
** Jewelius is [[spoiler: brutally [[DevouredByTheHorde slaughtered]] by the Changelings whom he set to invade Equestria, double-crossed, and [[SkewedPriorities stubbornly refused to consider as a threat]] after they escaped from his dungeons]].

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** Not only does Celestia walk out on Twilight along with everypony else, but when Jewelius tries to say Twilight only acted out of a big misunderstanding, Celestia refuses to even consider it and shushes him. She later gets detained by her own Royal Guard when Jewelius [[ManipulativeBastard Jewelius]] tricks everypony into blaming her for the collateral damages of the invasion, and the resentful wedding guests do nothing to help her. Celestia lampshades the irony by wondering if she's having the same [[EtTuBrute feelings of betrayal]] as Twilight had.
** As soon as [[spoiler:Jewelius is defeated in the final battle, he [[VillainsWantMercy desperately begs to be spared]] by the same heroes whom he had [[AintTooProudToBeg begging for mercy]] as he [[MadeASlave sentenced them to slavery]]]].
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slavery]]. He's then brutally [[DevouredByTheHorde slaughtered]] by the Changelings whom he set to invade Equestria, double-crossed, and [[SkewedPriorities stubbornly refused to consider as a threat]] after they escaped from his dungeons]].

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** As soon as [[spoiler:Jewelius is defeated in the final battle, he [[VillainsWantMercy desperately begs to be spared]] by the same heroes whom he had [[AintTooProudToBeg begging for mercy]] as he [[MadeASlave sentenced them to slavery]]]].


* ComicBook/TheSpectre: Overlapping with {{ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill}}, those who find themselves on the wrong side of the Spectre almost always end up facing the most gruesome form of poetic justice.

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* ComicBook/TheSpectre: Overlapping with {{ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill}}, ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill, those who find themselves on the wrong side of the Spectre almost always end up facing the most gruesome form of poetic justice.

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** [[spoiler: Qyburn reveals that his canonical PainfulTransformation of the Mountain into a zombie was revenge for nearly being killed by him at Harrenhal. As is his killing of the Mountain and his men when given the chance in the new timeline.]]
** [[spoiler: Euron is killed by the crew of a ship that he destroyed in the original timeline.]]


* In ''Manga/InnocentVenus'', both Jin and Drake are killed by their pet-project war machines which are driven by the brains of little children cloned for the purpose and then implanted in the 'gladiators', where they obviously undergo horror and torment. When they get a chance for revenge, they're [[TheDogBitesBack not particularly forgiving]].

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* In ''Manga/InnocentVenus'', ''Anime/InnocentVenus'', both Jin and Drake are killed by their pet-project war machines which are driven by the brains of little children cloned for the purpose and then implanted in the 'gladiators', where they obviously undergo horror and torment. When they get a chance for revenge, they're [[TheDogBitesBack not particularly forgiving]].



* ''Anime/ArabianNightsAdventuresOfSinbad'': Sinbad finds the sorcerer responsible for turning Shera into a bird and forces him to turn her back into a human. By the end of the episode, the sorcerer is transformed into a turkey and is never seen again.



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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' loves this trope, especially when it comes to main villains:

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' loves this trope, especially when it comes to main villains:


** Spandam. A complete {{Jerkass}} whose status as such was established years before the main storyline began, his abuse of Robin throughout the entire Enies Lobby arc had him positively begging for retribution. Robin's last act to him as the Straw Hats escape with her, considering as she does so all of the pain he had caused her, is clutching him so hard that his skeleton breaks in half. But of course, this being ''One Piece'', he survives [[spoiler:and eventually becomes a member of CP-0 under Lucci's command]].

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** Spandam. A complete {{Jerkass}} whose status as such was established years before the main storyline began, his abuse of Robin throughout the entire Enies Lobby arc had him positively begging for retribution. Robin's last act to him as the Straw Hats escape with her, considering as she does so all of the pain he had caused her, is clutching him so hard that his skeleton breaks in half. But of course, this being ''One Piece'', he survives [[spoiler:and eventually becomes [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment a member of CP-0 under Lucci's command]].command]]]].


* This trope is ''weaponized'' in the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11651073/1/It-Gets-Worse It Gets Worse]]'', where Taylor's new power delivers instant and delicious karma on anyone who would wish her harm, in ways that are swift, [[ContrivedCoincidence improbable]], and above all, ''hilarious''.

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* This trope is ''weaponized'' in the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11651073/1/It-Gets-Worse It Gets Worse]]'', where Taylor's new power delivers instant and delicious karma on anyone who would wish her harm, in ways that are swift, [[ContrivedCoincidence improbable]], and above all, ''hilarious''. As long as you leave her, her father and her friends alone, you're fine. Attacking them will get you slapped HARD by a chain of DisasterDominoes set up a week in advance...before you even knew about them. The best part? Taylor's power isn't under conscious control. It does it all on its own!

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