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* Revenge, and its destructive effects, is the primary theme of ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUsPartII'', and the driving force between both main characters. Abby [[spoiler:hunts down and kills Joel, the protagonist from the first game, who killed her father at the end of the previous game when rescuing Ellie]]. This, in turn, leads Ellie to track her to Seattle in her own RoaringRampageOfRevenge, killing all of Abby's friends to try and get to her. The cycle of vengeance is strong enough that it nearly destroys both women, and [[spoiler:ultimately leaves Ellie, who decides to spare Abby in the end, with [[AllForNothing nothing but loneliness]]]].

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* Kim Ji-woon's ''Film/ISawTheDevil'' features a government agent launching a prolonged campaign of vengeance against the serial killer who murdered his fiancee, continuously capturing and torturing him, before letting him go, only to catch up to him again and repeat the process.
* ''Film/TheBraveOne'': After being brutally beaten in an attack that leaves her fiancee dead, Erica Bain begins hunting down and killing the street punks responsible.
* ''Film/JohnWick'': A notable example, as the titular character isn't so much seeking revenge for the death of a loved one, but rather, revenge for the death of any sense of ''closure'' he may have found after his wife's death, as personified by the puppy she had gifted him with, who the villains trying to steal his car cold-bloodedly killed. It's entirely possible that he may not have embarked on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge campaign if they had just taken the car, and left his dog alone. Naturally, animal lovers watching the film are 100% in John's corner.
* The entire central conceit of ''Film/KillBill'', with assassin Beatrix Kiddo going after her former lover, the titular Bill, and her old assassin team for the massacre that saw her fiancee and numerous others killed in cold blood, and left her in a five-year-long coma.

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** Notably, one minor character finally gets his revenge for the various misfortunes he suffered throughout the series and actually ''succeeds'' at it, but mostly because his [[RestrainedRevenge "revenge"]] consisted of [[PieInTheFace hitting someone in the face with a banana-cream pie]]. Once that was done, he walked away satisfied.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': Eviless, who had previously just been one of many Saturnian slavers without really standing out from the crowd, returns to earth as a full fledged villain and attacks Paradise Island looking to get revenge on Wonder Woman for making her business of trading in abducted human slaves illegal.


* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Gothel draws the Stabbington brothers into her plans by a promise of revenge on Flynn.
* The driving main theme of ''Disney/BigHero6''. How a corruptive motivation is: [[spoiler: Professor Callaghan became Yokai to avenge Abigail's apparent death, becoming HeWhoFightsMonsters in the process; this almost happens to Hiro himself too when he decides to avenge Tadashi on Callaghan!]]

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* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'', Gothel draws the Stabbington brothers into her plans by a promise of revenge on Flynn.
* The driving main theme of ''Disney/BigHero6''.''WesternAnimation/BigHero6''. How a corruptive motivation is: [[spoiler: Professor Callaghan became Yokai to avenge Abigail's apparent death, becoming HeWhoFightsMonsters in the process; this almost happens to Hiro himself too when he decides to avenge Tadashi on Callaghan!]]



** Likewise, in season two, [[Literature/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] wanted to get revenge or at least some sort of justice on Emma and Snow for indirectly causing Prince Phillip's FateWorseThanDeath, despite Disney/{{Mulan}} cautioning her not to. Her attempt to attack Snow failed and ended up causing trouble for the entire group.

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** Likewise, in season two, [[Literature/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] wanted to get revenge or at least some sort of justice on Emma and Snow for indirectly causing Prince Phillip's FateWorseThanDeath, despite Disney/{{Mulan}} WesternAnimation/{{Mulan}} cautioning her not to. Her attempt to attack Snow failed and ended up causing trouble for the entire group.

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* In ''VisualNovel/MarcoAndTheGalaxyDragon'', Gargouille wants to kill the BigBad, Astaroth, in revenge for him destroying her planet and exterminating her people.

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* ''Series/PiliFantasyWarOfDragons'': A lot of plots center around getting revenge (or justice) against other characters for killing loved ones or allies, upsetting their plots, or just plain hurt {{Pride}}. Notably, a few characters do grow to forgive others of said offenses.
** Ku Yeh is notable for having several grievances with various other martial artists. He wants to avenge himself against the Viper Cult for the loss of his arm and parents. The Golden Sun Emperor for having a hand in it. And Chi Lu-jen for his involvement.
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** Anak Zahard, Jr. is out to kill her entire adoptive family, the Zahard, because they killed her parents, an unnamed father and Anak Zahard, Sr, her mother.[[spoiler: She ends up ''befriending'' the very first Zahard daughter she meets. Not a very good start.]]

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** Anak Zahard, Jr. Anaak Jahad is out to kill her entire adoptive family, the Zahard, Jahad, because they killed her parents, an unnamed father and Anak Zahard, Sr, her mother.parents. [[spoiler: She ends up ''befriending'' the very first Zahard Jahad daughter she meets. Not a very good start.]]


* ''Series/TheOutpost'': alon wants to avenge her family and people by killing those who wiped them out. After learning that Toru Magmoor was a mercenary involved, she kills him, and escapes the punishment due to Gwynn's intervention. Then later she also kills another mercenary who helped, Tiberion Shek. On defeating Dred, who is with the Prime Order which started the genocide, she tries to kill him too before Gwynn stops it.



** God also instituted laws among the Israelites to suppress the practice of blood feuds which were common in the ancient world: most notably, the concept of the city of refuge for the manslaughterer.

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** God also instituted laws among the Israelites to suppress the practice of blood feuds which were common in the ancient world: most notably, the concept of the city of refuge for the manslaughterer.manslayer.


** When presented with the opportunity to kill Bjayzl, the crime lord who stripped [[spoiler:Icheb for his Borg parts and left him to die]], at first it seems like Picard has persuaded Seven of Nine not to go through with the murder. However, she teleports back to the casino and vaporizes Bjayzl with her phasers anyway.
** After Hugh witnesses the xBs being slaughtered by Narissa and her goons, he tells Elnor that he'll now give in to his desire to use the energy stored in the queencell to get back at the Romulans by causing them to lose control of the Artifact for all time. Although he [[spoiler:dies before he can carry out his plan]], he convinces Elnor to continue on his behalf.
--->'''Hugh''': ''(angry)'' I'd forgotten the immense power hidden [in the queencell]. Maybe I was afraid I'd be tempted to use it. But now, I promise to defend and protect the xBs. I've failed them all. I've been a fool. We're going to take this Cube away from [the Romulans] ''forever''.\\

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** When presented with the opportunity to kill Bjayzl, Bjayzl in "Stardust City Rag", the crime lord who stripped [[spoiler:Icheb for his Borg parts and left him to die]], at first it seems like Picard has persuaded Seven of Nine not to go through with the murder. However, she teleports back to the casino and vaporizes Bjayzl with her phasers anyway.
** After Hugh witnesses the xBs being slaughtered by Narissa and her goons, goons in "Nepenthe", he tells Elnor that he'll now give in to his desire to use the energy stored in the queencell to get back at the Romulans by causing them to lose control of the Artifact for all time. Although he [[spoiler:dies before he can carry out his plan]], he convinces Elnor to continue on his behalf.
--->'''Hugh''': ''(angry)'' ''(angrily)'' I'd forgotten the immense power hidden [in the queencell]. Maybe I was afraid I'd be tempted to use it. But now, I promise to defend and protect the xBs. I've failed them all. I've been a fool. We're going to take this Cube away from [the Romulans] ''forever''.\\


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** In "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2", Seven of Nine states firmly just as she kicks Narissa to her death that she's doing this for [[spoiler:Hugh]].


* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Ferengi Daimon Bok was consumed with vengeance against Captain Picard for killing his son. He tried twice to gain his revenge, failing both times, and both times after being restrained by his Ferengi crew, as [[PlanetOfHats revenge wasn't profitable]].

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Ferengi Daimon Bok was consumed with vengeance against Captain Picard for killing his son. He tried twice to gain his revenge, failing both times, and both times after being restrained by his Ferengi crew, as [[PlanetOfHats revenge wasn't profitable]].profitable]].
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** When presented with the opportunity to kill Bjayzl, the crime lord who stripped [[spoiler:Icheb for his Borg parts and left him to die]], at first it seems like Picard has persuaded Seven of Nine not to go through with the murder. However, she teleports back to the casino and vaporizes Bjayzl with her phasers anyway.
** After Hugh witnesses the xBs being slaughtered by Narissa and her goons, he tells Elnor that he'll now give in to his desire to use the energy stored in the queencell to get back at the Romulans by causing them to lose control of the Artifact for all time. Although he [[spoiler:dies before he can carry out his plan]], he convinces Elnor to continue on his behalf.
--->'''Hugh''': ''(angry)'' I'd forgotten the immense power hidden [in the queencell]. Maybe I was afraid I'd be tempted to use it. But now, I promise to defend and protect the xBs. I've failed them all. I've been a fool. We're going to take this Cube away from [the Romulans] ''forever''.\\
''(Elnor nods in agreement)''

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* ''Film/TheAssignment2016'': Dr. Rachel Jane wants revenge on Frank, the hitman who murdered her brother. So she gets a crime lord to kidnap him, then performs a sex reassignment (partly to "help" him in her view). He's horrified, then seeks revenge on her in turn, along with employees of the gangster who helped kidnap him for Jane, then them and also her {{mooks}}.


* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', Soto wants to take revenge on the humans for killing half of his pack by killing the chief's son Rashan.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', Soto [[BigBad Soto]] wants to take revenge on the humans for killing half of his pack by killing the chief's son Rashan.

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