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'''Grace:''' Are you suggesting that Mr. Rochester, your employer? - makes sport of throwing decorative glassware? - in the middle of the night? - in his OWN HOUSE? - where his DAUGHTER sleeps? -- because he needs to let off little STEAM - every once in a while?

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'''Grace:''' Are you suggesting that Mr. Rochester, your employer? - -- makes sport of throwing decorative glassware? - -- in the middle of the night? - -- in his OWN HOUSE? - -- where his DAUGHTER sleeps? -- because he needs to let off little STEAM - -- every once in a while?






* In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Franchise/{{Superman}}'s one-time villain Protector storms the Fortress of Solitude right when Superman is feeling confused and mad after an argument with Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}. Clark decides that punching Protector out may be a good way to vent.

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* In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', ''ComicBook/KryptonNoMore'', Franchise/{{Superman}}'s one-time villain Protector storms the Fortress of Solitude right when Superman is feeling confused and mad after an argument with Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}.ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}. Clark decides that punching Protector out may be a good way to vent.



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', after having an argument with a bullying co-worker, Linda shuts herself in her office and she is so angry that she punches -and cracks- a wall.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', ''ComicBook/DemonSpawn'', after having an argument with a bullying co-worker, Linda shuts herself in her office and she is so angry that she punches -and cracks- a wall.



* In the beginning of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Steve Rogers is using said therapy to deal with the loss of his familiar world after waking 70 years later. He gets so into it he literally knocks a heavy punching bag off its stand. (No worries, he had six or seven lined up to replace it.) He even takes one home.
** PlayedForLaughs in the first movie when [[WomanScorned Peggy Carter]] pumps several shots into Steve's vibranium shield after catching him being smooched by a SexySecretary, then has a visible sigh of relief afterwards.

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': PlayedForLaughs when [[WomanScorned Peggy Carter]] pumps several shots into Steve's vibranium shield after catching him being smooched by a SexySecretary, then has a visible sigh of relief afterwards.
**
In the beginning of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Steve Rogers is using said therapy to deal with the loss of his familiar world after waking 70 years later. He gets so into it he literally knocks a heavy punching bag off its stand. (No worries, he had has six or seven lined up to replace it.) He even takes one home.
** PlayedForLaughs in the first movie when [[WomanScorned Peggy Carter]] pumps several shots into Steve's vibranium shield after catching him being smooched by a SexySecretary, then has a visible sigh of relief afterwards.
home.



** ''Film/TheRoom'' features a homage to this scene. Like everything else in this movie, it's [[SoBadItsGood hilariously poor]].

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** * ''Film/TheRoom'' features a homage to this the ''Citizen Kane'' scene. Like everything else in this movie, it's [[SoBadItsGood hilariously poor]].



-->'''G'Kar''': That hurt.\\
'''Na'Toth''': Ambassador, it was the [[PercussiveShutdown only way to disable the pain-givers]]. I had to hit them as ''hard'' as possible, as ''often'' as possible and still make it appear as though I were beating you into another incarnation.\\
'''G'Kar''': And you didn't enjoy it in the least?\\
'''Na'Toth''': I didn't say that.

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-->'''G'Kar''': -->'''G'Kar:''' That hurt.\\
'''Na'Toth''': '''Na'Toth:''' Ambassador, it was the [[PercussiveShutdown only way to disable the pain-givers]]. I had to hit them as ''hard'' as possible, as ''often'' as possible and still make it appear as though I were beating you into another incarnation.\\
'''G'Kar''': '''G'Kar:''' And you didn't enjoy it in the least?\\
'''Na'Toth''': '''Na'Toth:''' I didn't say that.



-->'''Prax''': You should try tea.

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-->'''Prax''': -->'''Prax:''' You should try tea.



-->''I need the noises of destruction''
-->''Deep into the night''

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-->''I need the noises of destruction''
-->''Deep
destruction\\
Deep
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* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'''s Tom feels better when he smashes inanimate objects.
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* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'''s Tom feels better when he smashes inanimate objects.



''(minstrel says something)''\\
'''Barbarian:''' I know who I'm gonna punch... ''(minstrel runs away)''

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''(minstrel ''[minstrel says something)''\\
something]''\\
'''Barbarian:''' I know who I'm gonna punch... ''(minstrel ''[minstrel runs away)''away]''



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* ''{{WebVideo/Idiotsitter}}'': Episode 5, "Fight Day", revolves around the titular Russel family tradition--beating each other with therapy bats. Billie is the only one to realize how messed up this is, but eventually gets bribed into participating by Mr. Russel for $1,000.
-->'''Billie:''' We're gonna go in there and we're gonna tell them that this is over because it is a terrible and violent tradition.
-->'''Mr. Russel:''' Yes, it is. It is terribly cleansing and violently healing.

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* ''{{WebVideo/Idiotsitter}}'': ''WebVideo/{{Idiotsitter}}'': Episode 5, "Fight Day", revolves around the titular Russel family tradition--beating each other with therapy bats. Billie is the only one to realize how messed up this is, but eventually gets bribed into participating by Mr. Russel for $1,000.
-->'''Billie:''' We're gonna go in there and we're gonna tell them that this is over because it is a terrible and violent tradition.
-->'''Mr.
tradition.\\
'''Mr.
Russel:''' Yes, it is. It is terribly cleansing and violently healing.



-->'''Buttercup:''' You know what I think of Bubbles and her drawings?! ''You know what I think?!''
-->''(raises her foot and stomps on the chalk [[{{Overcrank}} in slow motion]])''
-->'''Buttercup:''' THAT'S what I think!

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-->'''Buttercup:''' You know what I think of Bubbles and her drawings?! ''You know what I think?!''
-->''(raises
think?!''\\
''[raises
her foot and stomps on the chalk [[{{Overcrank}} in slow motion]])''
-->'''Buttercup:'''
motion]]]''\\
'''Buttercup:'''
THAT'S what I think!


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* PlayedForDrama in the first ''Film/DeathWish'' movie. Paul Kersey drives off a mugger with a [[SockItToThem sock full of quarters]]. Despite being visibly terrified during the mugging, he's shown afterwards swinging around his ImprovisedWeapon in exhaltation over being able to fight back. This early success encourages him to take up more dangerous vigilante activies.

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* PlayedForDrama in the first ''Film/DeathWish'' movie. Paul Kersey drives off a mugger with a [[SockItToThem sock full of quarters]]. Despite being visibly terrified during the mugging, he's shown afterwards swinging around his ImprovisedWeapon in exhaltation over being able to fight back. This early success encourages him to take up more dangerous vigilante activies.activities.
* A ''very'' dark example is shown in ''Film/ThePatriot''. After one of his sons is killed by a [[BigBad sadistic British officer]] and his oldest son taken by British regulars to be executed, Benjamin Martin takes two of his other sons to rescue his oldest via guerrilla warfare. Benjamin kills the final regular by repeatedly chopping him with a tomahawk, even well after he’s dead. Benjamin’s absolutely ''slathered'' in the poor soldier’s blood by the time he’s done.


* A ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' had Lucy demonstrating "the tortures of a memory of a lost love", by destroying Schroeder's Piano. (This scene was later animated.)
-->"You can't eat! You can't sleep! You'll want to smash things!"


-->'''G'Kar''': ''That hurt.''\\
'''Na'Toth''': ''Ambassador, it was the [[PercussiveShutdown only way to disable the pain-givers]]. I had to hit them as ''hard'' as possible, as ''often'' as possible and still make it appear as though I were beating you into another incarnation.''\\
'''G'Kar''': ''And you didn't enjoy it in the least?''\\
'''Na'Toth''': ''I didn't say that.''

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-->'''G'Kar''': ''That That hurt.''\\
\\
'''Na'Toth''': ''Ambassador, Ambassador, it was the [[PercussiveShutdown only way to disable the pain-givers]]. I had to hit them as ''hard'' as possible, as ''often'' as possible and still make it appear as though I were beating you into another incarnation.''\\
\\
'''G'Kar''': ''And And you didn't enjoy it in the least?''\\
least?\\
'''Na'Toth''': ''I I didn't say that.''


* The movie ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' show us how it's done in twice, first when Tallahassee trashes out a family van and then when the protagonists break every single little thing of a store with music in the background.

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* The movie ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' show us how it's done in twice, first when Tallahassee trashes out a family van and then when the protagonists break every single little thing of in a store with music in the background.


-->'''G'Kar''': ''And you didn't enjoy it in the least?''\\

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-->'''G'Kar''': '''G'Kar''': ''And you didn't enjoy it in the least?''\\



->--'''Prax''': You should try tea.

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->--'''Prax''': -->'''Prax''': You should try tea.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** "When She Was Bad": Buffy grinds TheMaster's bones "into talcum powder with a sledgehammer" to help her deal with the trauma from being killed by him and then being brought back to life to kill the Master in turn.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** "When She Was Bad": Buffy grinds TheMaster's bones "into talcum powder with a sledgehammer" to help her deal with the trauma from being killed by him and in last seasons finale, then being brought back to life to kill the Master in turn.



** "A New Man": Giles, after a HumiliationConga of events make him feel outdated and useless, comes across his old enemy Ethan Rayne and says, "You have no idea how much thrashing you is gonna improve my day."

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** In "A New Man": Giles, Man", after a HumiliationConga of events make him Giles feel outdated and useless, he comes across his old enemy Ethan Rayne and says, "You have no idea how much thrashing you is gonna improve my day."



** In "Shadow", Buffy is freaked at Glory and Dawn. She auditions for the UFC by ground 'n' pounding the snake demon to death.

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** In "Shadow", Buffy is freaked at Glory [[BigBad Glory]] and Dawn. She auditions for the UFC by ground 'n' pounding the a snake demon to death.



-->'''Angel:''' Not feeling well, [[TermsOfEndangerment lover]]?\\

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-->'''Angel:''' --->'''Angelus:''' Not feeling well, [[TermsOfEndangerment lover]]?\\



'''Angel:''' You know, you being off your game's kinda takin' the fun out of all this. ''[punches Buffy in the face]'' Nope, still fun.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': When Angel sees his LoveInterest Cordelia having sex with his son, he kicks down the door to the stairwell, then we hear the sound of him doing the same to every other door he comes upon.

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'''Angel:''' '''Angelus:''' You know, you being off your game's kinda takin' the fun out of all this. ''[punches Buffy in the face]'' Nope, still fun.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': ''Series/{{Angel}}''. When Angel sees his LoveInterest Cordelia having sex with his son, he kicks down the door to the stairwell, then we hear the sound of him doing the same to every other door he comes upon.



* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "For the Uniform", Eddington is always one step ahead of Sisko, so Sisko pummels a punching bag. It works a little better than most since he also shares his feelings with Dax at the time.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
** In
"For the Uniform", Starfleet defector Eddington is always one step ahead of Sisko, so Sisko pummels a punching bag. It works a little better than most since he also shares his feelings with Dax at the time.

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* ''Series/TheExpanse'': In the wake of Naomi's betrayal in handing the protomolecule to Fred Johnson, Holden is not in the best of moods. All he wants is a cup of coffee. Alas, the coffee machine is being uncooperative, so he gives it a solid jab, which damages it irreparably. Unable to get his coffee, Holden rips the entire machine out of the wall and slams in on the floor.
->--'''Prax''': You should try tea.

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* ''Series/TheCryOfMann'': After his art show is ruined, Jack goes berserk and destroys not only the work in the living room, but also the work in his artist's studio.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarvsTheForcesOfEvil'': In "Demonicism", Star is frustrated that her attempt to talk Tom out of getting a "demonicism" failed, and decides to vent by going and punching a tree.
-->'''Ponyhead:''' You know how much I hate trees!


* ''Film/AnalyzeThis'': Following a phone call that get Paul Vitti all riled up, his therapist suggests "hitting a pillow"--cue the emptying of a full clip into a pillow. He felt better.

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* ''Film/AnalyzeThis'': Following a phone call that get gets Paul Vitti all riled up, his therapist suggests "hitting a pillow"--cue the Vitti emptying of a full clip into a pillow. defenseless couch cushion. He felt better.definitely feels better afterward.



** In ''Film/TheRoom'' a very similar scene takes place, but it's very hard to take seriously, [[SoBadItsGood like the rest of the movie.]]

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** In ''Film/TheRoom'' features a very similar scene takes place, but homage to this scene. Like everything else in this movie, it's very hard to take seriously, [[SoBadItsGood like the rest of the movie.]]hilariously poor]].


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* ''Wecomic/OrderOfTheStick'': During a fight with the Linear Guild, Nale (fighting his GoodTwin Elan) and Thog (fighting Roy) switch foes. Roy points out to Nale that this might not have been the best of moves... [[DartboardOfHate because Roy now has the opportunity to beat the crap out of someone]] who looks ''exactly'' like Elan.

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* ''Wecomic/OrderOfTheStick'': ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': During a fight with the Linear Guild, Nale (fighting his GoodTwin Elan) and Thog (fighting Roy) switch foes. Roy points out to Nale that this might not have been the best of moves... [[DartboardOfHate because Roy now has the opportunity to beat the crap out of someone]] who looks ''exactly'' like Elan.


* During a fight with the Linear Guild, Nale (fighting his GoodTwin Elan) and Thog (fighting Roy) switch foes. Roy points out to Nale that this might not have been the best of moves... [[DartboardOfHate because Roy now has the opportunity to beat the crap out of someone]] who looks ''exactly'' like Elan.

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* ''Wecomic/OrderOfTheStick'': During a fight with the Linear Guild, Nale (fighting his GoodTwin Elan) and Thog (fighting Roy) switch foes. Roy points out to Nale that this might not have been the best of moves... [[DartboardOfHate because Roy now has the opportunity to beat the crap out of someone]] who looks ''exactly'' like Elan.


* ''{{WebVideo/Idiotsitter}}'': Epsiode 5, "Fight Day", revolves around the titular Russel family tradition--beating each other with therapy bats. Billie is the only one to realize how messed up this is, but eventually gets bribed into participating by Mr. Russel for $1,000.

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* ''{{WebVideo/Idiotsitter}}'': Epsiode Episode 5, "Fight Day", revolves around the titular Russel family tradition--beating each other with therapy bats. Billie is the only one to realize how messed up this is, but eventually gets bribed into participating by Mr. Russel for $1,000.


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** The fact that the Fire Nation's firebending depends on rage is a plot point: once free of the need to work out his inner conflict (by realizing he should stop trying to win his father's approval despite recognizing that his father is a monster), Zuko can no longer use it, so he and Aang take a trip to meet the original firebenders: dragons.

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