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* Every time ComicBook/{{Magneto}} clashes with anti-mutant hate groups. Magneto is Jewish and survived the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. The ComicBook/RedSkull is a Nazi. While working together during ''ActsOfVengeance'', Magneto decided to get some revenge on the Red Skull, beating the living crap out of him and leaving him in a SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere with some jugs of water and his own thoughts.

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* Every time ComicBook/{{Magneto}} clashes with anti-mutant hate groups. Magneto is Jewish and survived the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. The ComicBook/RedSkull is a Nazi. While working together during ''ActsOfVengeance'', ''ComicBook/ActsOfVengeance'', Magneto decided to get some revenge on the Red Skull, beating the living crap out of him and leaving him in a SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere with some jugs of water and his own thoughts.


*** The other two ringleaders (one of which is the fuel-doused one's son) were also disposed of in very graphic ways. The woman responsible for the more practical aspects (such as having the girls raped for twenty-four hours so they don't even think of rebelling) was thrown against a shatterproof window face-first multiple times till ''the window frame broke'', making her do a swan dive many stories high. The son ended up getting drugged, dragged out into the wilderness, his stomach slit open, and hung from his own entrails on a tree branch. [[spoiler:Then Frank '''WOKE HIM UP''' before letting him bleed out.]]

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*** The other two ringleaders (one of which is the fuel-doused one's son) were also disposed of in very graphic ways. The woman responsible for the more practical aspects (such as having the girls raped for twenty-four hours so they don't even think of rebelling) was thrown against a shatterproof window face-first multiple times till ''the window frame broke'', [[DestinationDefenestration making her do a swan dive many stories high. high.]] The son ended up getting drugged, dragged out into the wilderness, his stomach slit open, and hung from his own entrails on a tree branch. [[spoiler:Then Frank '''WOKE HIM UP''' before letting him bleed out.]]


[[caption-width-right:300:As demonstrated by [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Mr. Frank Castle]], this trope's PatronSaint.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:As demonstrated by [[ComicBook/ThePunisher [[Characters/ThePunisherTheCharacter Mr. Frank Castle]], this trope's PatronSaint.]]


* {{Discussed}} in ''Film/TheHitmansBodyguard''. Darius Kincaid is a ProfessionalKiller, but he only takes contracts on other criminals. He contrasts this with Michael Bryce, a professional bodyguard who protects rich underworld figures from their enemies, [[ArmorPiercingQuestion asking him which job is really the less moral]].



** Gryffindors also take the opportunity to pay evil unto the oft-deserving Slytherins, James and Sirius bully the racist and dark-magic-obsessed Snape, and Hagrid and Fred and George punish Harry's bullying cousin Dudley with jinxes, although Arthur Weasley doesn't find his sons' behavior funny. Also, Sirius treats Kreacher quite nastily, an odd case as Kreacher is one of the most unlikable victims in the series, but also served as one of the examples where the good perpetrator was seriously criticized for his bad actions, because Sirius is in a position of authority over Kreacher (Kreacher, as a house elf, is magically impelled to obey him).

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** Gryffindors also take the opportunity to pay evil unto the oft-deserving Slytherins, Slytherins. James and Sirius bully the racist and dark-magic-obsessed Snape, and Hagrid and Fred and George punish Harry's bullying cousin Dudley with jinxes, although Arthur Weasley doesn't find his sons' behavior funny. Also, Sirius treats Kreacher quite nastily, an odd case as Kreacher is one of the most unlikable victims in the series, but also served as one of the examples where the good perpetrator was seriously criticized for his bad actions, because Sirius is in a position of authority over Kreacher (Kreacher, as a house elf, is magically impelled to obey him).



*** In a training camp in New Mexico two children were killed and eaten by a ghoul. He severed the ghoul that did it in half, set the fat and nerves of its upper body on fire, like a candle, and threw it down a mineshaft. He then returned to the captured ghouls who surrendered to him and told him where to find the children in exchange for being allowed to live, and buried one of them up to its neck, melted the ghoul's face and melted the sand around it into glass, then poured a trail of orange juice from its head to a fire ant nest. He let the other ghoul go, minus an arm and a leg, to carry the warning.

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*** In a training camp in New Mexico two children were killed and eaten by a ghoul. He severed the ghoul that did it in half, set the fat and nerves of its upper body on fire, like a candle, and threw it down a mineshaft. He then returned to the captured ghouls who surrendered to him and told him where to find the children in exchange for being allowed to live, and buried one of them up to its neck, melted the ghoul's face and melted the sand around it into glass, then poured a trail of orange juice from its head to a fire ant nest. He let the other ghoul go, minus an arm and a leg, to carry the warning. In this instance though, it's established later that he was slightly DrunkOnTheDarkSide at the time (there was a fallen angel in his head influencing his actions and empowering his spells with hellfire).



** He feels no guilt at all for wiping out the Ra’zac, seeing them as nothing more than a race of monsters. Which is not ''quite'' true. They’re undoubtedly evil, but that’s at least partially due to BlueAndOrangeMorality. The last ones death showed that it was at least capable of feeling sadness, but it showed no remorse for all the people it and its family had killed over the years.

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** He feels no guilt at all for wiping out the Ra’zac, seeing them as nothing more than a race of monsters. Which is not ''quite'' true. They’re undoubtedly evil, but that’s at least partially due to BlueAndOrangeMorality. The last ones one's death showed that it was at least capable of feeling sadness, but it showed no remorse for all the people it and its family had killed over the years.



* Lisbeth Salander from Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy. She started this as a child, when being assaulted by a boy far bigger and stronger than herself, on a following day she took revenge by hitting him with a baseball bat. When her guardian rapes her, she has her revenge by incapacitating him with a taser, torturing him, and forcing him to watch the recording of her rape. She then threatens to make the recording public unless he arranges for her to have permanent control over her money. Finally, she tattoos "I am a sadistic pig, a pervert and a rapist" in large letters on his torso.

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* Lisbeth Salander from Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy. She started this as a child, when being assaulted by a boy far bigger and stronger than herself, on a following day she took revenge by hitting him with a baseball bat. When her guardian rapes her, she has her revenge by incapacitating him with a taser, torturing him, and forcing him to watch the recording of her rape. She then threatens to make the recording public unless he arranges for her to have permanent control over her money. Finally, she tattoos "I am a sadistic pig, a pervert and a rapist" in large letters on his torso. [[spoiler:She's also revealed to have set her abusive father on fire (hence aforementioned court-ordered guardianship), and in the book proper she simply sits and watches as the villain burns to death in his car after crashing during a CarChase with Lisbeth.]]



-->''Mirri Maz Duur'': "He would have been the Stallion who Mounts the World. [[ScrewDestiny Now he will burn no cities. Now he will trample no nations into dust.]]"

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-->''Mirri -->'''Mirri Maz Duur'': "He Duur:''' He would have been the Stallion who Mounts the World. [[ScrewDestiny Now he will burn no cities. Now he will trample no nations into dust.]]"]]



*** She makes a start on avenging Robb's murder in "Mhysa" by flat-out wrecking a Frey camp with Sandor and personally stabbing to death the Frey soldier responsible for desecrating her brother's corpse. This marks the first time she kills a person since the first season, and her first adult kill.

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*** She makes a start on avenging Robb's murder in "Mhysa" by flat-out wrecking a Frey camp with Sandor and personally stabbing to death the Frey soldier responsible for desecrating her brother's corpse. This marks the first time she kills a person since the first season, and her first adult kill.deliberate kill of an adult.



*** When Daenerys and her army march on the slaver city of Meereen, the city's Masters taunt her by [[WouldHurtAChild crucifying a slave child]] at every milepost for ''one hundred and sixty-three miles''. When she takes the city, a [[TranquilFury deathly calm]] Daenerys orders [[KarmicDeath one hundred and sixty-three Masters to be crucified in the streets.]]

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*** When Daenerys and her army march on the slaver city of Meereen, the city's Masters taunt her by [[WouldHurtAChild crucifying a slave child]] at every milepost for ''one hundred and sixty-three miles''. When she takes the city, a [[TranquilFury deathly calm]] Daenerys orders [[KarmicDeath one hundred and sixty-three Masters to be crucified in the streets.]] [[spoiler:However, it later turns out that at least one of the people she crucified had opposed the child-killings, which she regrets.]]

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* ''Fanfic/TheWarOfTheMasters'': The Moab Confederacy under First Minister Elizabeth Tran enacts a policy of torture and extrajudicial murder of its enemies, paying no heed to such niceties as international borders or the feelings of their primary ally the Klingon Empire while they do it. Considering this policy is mainly directed at SpacePirates and [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil the Orion Syndicate]] and follows decades of raids against various border planets including pre-independence Moab, even some of the Starfleet characters sympathize. Though in ''Fanfic/DontSayGoodbyeFarewell'', Lieutenant al-Qahtani points out there's a practical problem with the policy, in that it encourages the slavers to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock dump their cargo]] to hide the evidence.

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* In ''Fanfic/StevenUniverseAndTheHuntersOfArcadia'', Jamie explains to Jasper that Gunmar and the Janus Order’s hold on him is under a MightMakesRight principle and he is merely “[offering] them the same courtesy” when he admits to finding a way to keep Gunmar out of power.


See also VigilanteMan, JustLikeRobinHood, SerialKillerKiller, UnscrupulousHero, WifeBasherBasher, KarmicThief, and HeWhoFightsMonsters.

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See also VigilanteMan, JustLikeRobinHood, BullyHunter, SerialKillerKiller, UnscrupulousHero, WifeBasherBasher, KarmicThief, and HeWhoFightsMonsters.


* This is more or less the plot of the first season of ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Oliver Queen is trying to atone for his father's crimes by "cleaning up his list", and he's not afraid to kill in the process. [[spoiler:Also, the main villain, the Dark Archer is trying to do the same. He's also not afraid of killing. [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Killing everyone in a bad part of town where his wife died.]]]]

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* This is more or less the plot of the first season of ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Oliver Queen is trying to atone for his father's crimes by "cleaning up his list", and he's not afraid to kill in the process. [[spoiler:Also, process.
** Also Invoked with "The Undertaking"; during
the main villain, episode of the same name, the conspiracy group "Tempest" are shown in flashback psyching themselves up to go along with the plan to [[KillThePoor level the Glades and kill or drive off the low-income people living there]] by reminding themselves of the tragedies they have suffered at the hands of Glades residents, so as to convince themselves that, in terms of conventional philanthropy, ItIsBeyondSaving. One member mentions his daughter was gang-raped until she was left catatonic when she made the mistake of visiting a nightclub in the area. The BigBad of the first season, Dark Archer is trying to do the same. He's also not afraid of killing. [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Killing everyone in a bad part of town where Arrow, lost his wife died.]]]]because she was stabbed by a mugger on her way home from the free clinic she ran there and [[ApatheticCitizens none of the people who saw her lying in the street bleeding out could be bothered to help in any way]].

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** Also applies to the soldiers attacking Carne Village who seemed to have no problem slaughtering unarmed civilians... until Ainz shows up and [[CurbStompBattle destroys them all]].


Contrast with IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim, TheFarmerAndTheViper, and KickTheSonOfABitch (when the victim in question isn't recognized by the killer for the bad things they've done; the lines may be blurred in cases where the person inflicting harm was, at the core, just looking for someone to hurt and [[DogKickingExcuse decided to use the victim's scumminess as an excuse to harm them]]). May overlap with DisproportionateRetribution.

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Contrast with IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim, TheFarmerAndTheViper, and KickTheSonOfABitch (when the victim in question isn't recognized by the killer for the bad things they've done; the lines may be blurred in cases where the person inflicting harm was, at the core, just looking for someone to hurt and [[DogKickingExcuse decided to use the victim's scumminess as an excuse to harm them]]). Depending on the depiction, {{Hell}} may also serve as an extreme example, where those who do evil are punished forever with various torments you certainly wouldn't call ''good''. May overlap with DisproportionateRetribution.


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* The basic focus of ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' is to visit unfortunate ends on evildoers, then abscond with their gold and magic items. However, using spells and actions considered evil on evil targets is still itself considered an evil act, so there's still a line before becoming a villain yourself.


%%While this is TruthInTelevision, '''NoRealLifeExamplesPlease''' We do not wish to have {{Flame War}}s over when it's okay to do bad things onto bad %%people, to the point of glorification. Not to mention that shoe-horning the victims as evil isn't a good idea either.

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%%While this is TruthInTelevision, '''NoRealLifeExamplesPlease''' '''Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease''' We do not wish to have {{Flame War}}s over when it's okay to do bad things onto bad %%people, to the point of glorification. Not to mention that shoe-horning the victims as evil isn't a good idea either.


** In ''VideoGame/Fallout2'', killing bandits raises your Karma meter, which is fair enough. It also goes up when you kill drug dealers and pimps, which still makes sense[[note]]Though if you get caught, [[AllianceMeter other people of their faction]] will attack you, and killing them generally ''will'' lower your karma.[[/note]]. But killing 'prostitutes' also raises the Karma meter--not by much, [[DisposableSexWorker but damn]]! It's kinda funny that a character is revered as a great hero for killing masses of whores. Jack the Ripper: Hero of the Wasteland!

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** In ''VideoGame/Fallout2'', killing bandits raises your Karma meter, which is fair enough. It also goes up when you kill drug dealers and pimps, which still makes sense[[note]]Though if you get caught, [[AllianceMeter other people of their faction]] will attack you, and killing them generally ''will'' lower your karma.[[/note]]. But killing 'prostitutes' ''prostitutes'' also raises the Karma meter--not by much, [[DisposableSexWorker but damn]]! It's kinda funny that a character is revered as a great hero for killing masses of whores. Jack the Ripper: Hero of the Wasteland!


* In ''Film/MadMax'', Max [[spoiler: gives Johnny the Boy a LifeOrLimbDecision, handcuffing his ankle to a wrecked vehicle and setting a crude time-delay fuse. It's all a part of his RoaringRampageOfRevenge]].

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* In ''Film/MadMax'', ''Film/MadMax1'', Max [[spoiler: gives Johnny the Boy a LifeOrLimbDecision, handcuffing his ankle to a wrecked vehicle and setting a crude time-delay fuse. It's all a part of his RoaringRampageOfRevenge]].


* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted rather well]] in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'': [[{{Bandito}} Calvera]], the movie's BigBad, who corners the seven and lets them go by taking their weapons and riding them out of town. His justification? An old Mexican quote: "A thief who steals from another thief is pardoned for a hundred years." Of course, he assumed that they were just HiredGuns who'd [[NotSoDifferent skip town the moment they were paid...]] By the end of the film, Calvera finds his assumptions were [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold very]], [[WeHelpTheHelpless very]], [[EvilCannotComprehendGood wrong]].

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted rather well]] in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'': ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'': [[{{Bandito}} Calvera]], the movie's BigBad, who corners the seven and lets them go by taking their weapons and riding them out of town. His justification? An old Mexican quote: "A thief who steals from another thief is pardoned for a hundred years." Of course, he assumed that they were just HiredGuns who'd [[NotSoDifferent skip town the moment they were paid...]] By the end of the film, Calvera finds his assumptions were [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold very]], [[WeHelpTheHelpless very]], [[EvilCannotComprehendGood wrong]].


** When Daenerys Targaryen and her army march on the slaver city of Meereen, the city's Masters taunt her by [[WouldHurtAChild crucifying a slave child]] at every milepost for ''one hundred and sixty-three miles''. When she takes the city, a [[TranquilFury deathly calm]] Daenerys orders [[KarmicDeath one hundred and sixty-three Masters to be crucified in the streets.]]

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** Daenerys Targaryen is a firm believer in this:
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When Daenerys Targaryen and her army march on the slaver city of Meereen, the city's Masters taunt her by [[WouldHurtAChild crucifying a slave child]] at every milepost for ''one hundred and sixty-three miles''. When she takes the city, a [[TranquilFury deathly calm]] Daenerys orders [[KarmicDeath one hundred and sixty-three Masters to be crucified in the streets.]]]]
*** She rounds up the heads of Meereen's most noble houses in "Kill the Boy"... then has one of them burned alive and torn to shreds by her dragons, while the other noblemen are forced to watch. She doesn't even care who is innocent by that point... But then again, were ''any'' of them?
*** The Lannisters rob and loot the Reach of its wealth and food, and brazenly take out her allies. So she responds by more or less massacring their army with the Dothraki and Drogon, charbroiling most of the soldiers.

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