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* ''Literature/TheWordForWorldIsForest''. When the Athsheans revolt against the Terrans colonists, they massacre several hundred women brought to the planet as wives for the colonists. This is despite (or because of) the Athsheans being a matriarchal society. Instead the men are allowed to escape into the forest where they can be rounded up at leisure. As the Athsheans [[BlueAndOrangeMorality see it]], the women were brought to their planet to breed even more humans to overrun it.


** Finally, in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome in ''Literature/{{Misery}}'', Paul Sheldon slams Annie in the face with a typewriter. (She was trying to kill him at the time, so it's warranted).

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** Finally, in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome in ''Literature/{{Misery}}'', ''Literature/{{Misery}}'': Paul Sheldon slams Annie in the face with a typewriter. (She was trying to kill him at the time, so it's warranted).


* In ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye'', pretty much anyone is willing to hit Leia. Grammael does it to get Luke to talk. [[spoiler: Vader cuts her in their duel -- yes, she fought him with a lightsaber, and though she came off worse it ''wasn't'' a CurbStompBattle.]] Even ''Luke'' hits her, slapping her when she's very agitated and about to blow their cover by leaving.

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* In ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye'', pretty much anyone is willing to hit Leia. Grammael does it to get Luke to talk. [[spoiler: Vader [[spoiler:Vader cuts her in their duel -- yes, she fought him with a lightsaber, and though she came off worse it ''wasn't'' a CurbStompBattle.]] Even ''Luke'' hits her, slapping her when she's very agitated and about to blow their cover by leaving.



* [[Literature/ClockpunkAndTheVitalizer The Vitalizer]] is more than willing to hurt Clockpunk, almost breaking her back early in the story. [[spoiler:Clockpunk ends up "almost" returning the favor.]]

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* [[Literature/ClockpunkAndTheVitalizer ''Literature/ClockpunkAndTheVitalizer'': The Vitalizer]] Vitalizer is more than willing to hurt Clockpunk, almost breaking her back early in the story. [[spoiler:Clockpunk ends up "almost" returning the favor.]]]]
* ''Literature/TheFateOfPaulTwister'': when Paul discovers that Princess Ashley de Morgan [[spoiler:was actually not the princess, but an impostor,]] he doesn't actually hit her, but he does put her in a choke hold and threaten severe violence against her, because she was almost certainly putting him in serious danger.

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* [[Literature/ClockpunkAndTheVitalizer The Vitalizer]] is more than willing to hurt Clockpunk, almost breaking her back early in the story. [[spoiler:Clockpunk ends up "almost" returning the favor.]]


** During a Quidditch match, Oliver Wood tells Harry to stop being a gentleman and just knock Cho Chang off her broom already. Chivalry might not be his only problem there -- his crush on her is revealed in the next book.
** In the fifth book in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge Harry tries to torture Bellatrix with a curse. It doesn't have enough power behind it and only knocks her off her feet.
** Harry disarms Narcissa Malfoy in the seventh book.

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** During a Quidditch match, match in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban third book]], Oliver Wood tells Harry to stop being a gentleman and just knock Cho Chang off her broom already. Chivalry might not be his only problem there -- his crush on her is revealed in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire next book.book]].
** In the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth book book]] in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge Harry tries to torture Bellatrix with a curse. It doesn't have enough power behind it and only knocks her off her feet.
** Harry disarms Narcissa Malfoy in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows seventh book.book]].


* In ''Literature/{{Ceremony}}'', {{Spenser}} and Hawk fight their way through an orgy. Hitting men and women alike, Spenser comments, "No sexist, I".

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* In ''Literature/{{Ceremony}}'', {{Spenser}} Literature/{{Spenser}} and Hawk fight their way through an orgy. Hitting men and women alike, Spenser comments, "No sexist, I".

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* ''Landslide'' by Desmond Bagley. When the protagonist gets his face slapped by a SpoiledBrat he slaps her right back, figuring there's no point in applying a DoubleStandard in this day and age.


* In ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'', Veres has no problem with slapping Shelena, especially as she [[WhatTheHellHero deserved it]]. The various mooks who try to kill her during the book would also count, if it wasn't for the fact that they don't see her as a woman, but as a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent monster]].

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* Zig-zagged by the Confederation in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}''. One of their worst enemies is a LadyLand, and they show few qualms about crushing their female troops in the field. Once victorious, however, they treat their civilians unusually nicely [[PragmaticHero by their own standards]]; even irreconcilable bitter-enders are condemned to slavery when captured, rather than simply executed after drumhead court-martial.

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* ''Literature/{{Gor}}'': Tarl Cabot starts out seeming unwilling to hit women, though he does threaten them with serious harm at various points. By the sixth book, ''Raiders of Gor'' this reluctance has vanished entirely and he doesn't hesitate again to strike a woman for defiance, or to have her beaten.

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* ''Literature/AlexisCarew'': Anybody who fights Alexis--Captain Grantham actually complains once about how often she ends up beat to hell--but special mention goes to the horribly sexist Captain Neals, who is only stopped from having her flogged on general principles by the fact that he legally can't flog an officer. [[spoiler:Then he disrates her for refusing to beg forgiveness on bended knee for not identifying a man who made a minor mistake due to fatigue, and promptly gives her two dozen lashes. This triggers a mutiny.]]


* ''Literature/OliverTwist'' by Charles Dickens has one of the characters the ruthless Bill Sikes, the town bully beats many people, including his prostitute girlfriend, Nancy. Despite his abusive behavior, Nancy stays with him, believing she is a stable force in his life. In the end, she sees that he is nothing but a despicable person and leaves him to take care of Oliver. Bill, in one of the most heinous acts of 1800s English literature, barbarically kills Nancy. It isn't long before Bill is caught and put to death ... this despite his taking Oliver hostage.

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* ''Literature/OliverTwist'' by Charles Dickens has one of the characters - the ruthless Bill Sikes, the town bully - beats many people, including his prostitute girlfriend, Nancy. Despite his abusive behavior, Nancy stays with him, believing she is a stable force in his life. In the end, she sees that he is nothing but a despicable person and leaves him to take care of Oliver. Bill, in one of the most heinous acts of 1800s English literature, barbarically kills Nancy. It isn't long before Bill is caught and put to death ... this despite his taking Oliver hostage.



** During a Quidditch match, Oliver Wood tells Harry to stop being a gentleman and just knock Cho Chang off her broom already. Chivalry might not be his only problem there - his crush on her is revealed in the next book.

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** During a Quidditch match, Oliver Wood tells Harry to stop being a gentleman and just knock Cho Chang off her broom already. Chivalry might not be his only problem there - -- his crush on her is revealed in the next book.



* In ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye'', pretty much anyone is willing to hit Leia. Grammael does it to get Luke to talk. [[spoiler: Vader cuts her in their duel - yes, she fought him with a lightsaber, and though she came off worse it ''wasn't'' a CurbStompBattle.]] Even ''Luke'' hits her, slapping her when she's very agitated and about to blow their cover by leaving.

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* In ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye'', pretty much anyone is willing to hit Leia. Grammael does it to get Luke to talk. [[spoiler: Vader cuts her in their duel - -- yes, she fought him with a lightsaber, and though she came off worse it ''wasn't'' a CurbStompBattle.]] Even ''Luke'' hits her, slapping her when she's very agitated and about to blow their cover by leaving.



** In ''Game of Thrones'', Viserys frequently threatens Danerys, who lives in terror of 'waking the dragon'

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** In ''Game of Thrones'', Viserys frequently threatens Danerys, Daenerys, who lives in terror of 'waking the dragon'



* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' - in a series full of male characters who take WouldntHitAGirl to the point of [[GenreBlind pure]] [[HonorBeforeReason idiocy]], there are a few examples where men are willing to fight back:

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' - -- in a series full of male characters who take WouldntHitAGirl to the point of [[GenreBlind pure]] [[HonorBeforeReason idiocy]], there are a few examples where men are willing to fight back:



* In ''Literature/{{Radiance}}'', it's implied that when the filming of the documentary at Adonis began to fall apart, one of the crew members attacked Severin. [[spoiler:It later turned out he did so to try to keep her from swimming with the callow whales, which was incredibly dangerous and lead to her death.]] The transcript of her impromptu reporting on the Pluto food riots also have her beaten and bloody and end with her tramped nearly to death by a mob too enraged to evens notice her.

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* In ''Literature/{{Radiance}}'', it's implied that when the filming of the documentary at Adonis began to fall apart, one of the crew members attacked Severin. [[spoiler:It later turned out he did so to try to keep her from swimming with the callow whales, which was incredibly dangerous and lead led to her death.]] The transcript of her impromptu reporting on the Pluto food riots also have her beaten and bloody and end with her tramped trampled nearly to death by a mob too enraged to evens even notice her.

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* In ''Literature/{{Radiance}}'', it's implied that when the filming of the documentary at Adonis began to fall apart, one of the crew members attacked Severin. [[spoiler:It later turned out he did so to try to keep her from swimming with the callow whales, which was incredibly dangerous and lead to her death.]] The transcript of her impromptu reporting on the Pluto food riots also have her beaten and bloody and end with her tramped nearly to death by a mob too enraged to evens notice her.


* Several of the antagonists in the works of Creator/StephenKing. Billy Nolan in ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' hits Chris; in ''Literature/TheStand'', Dayna Jurgens' EstablishingCharacterMoment is her back story wherein she disarms an abusive ex-boyfriend; several of the men in Beverly's life (her father, the local bullies, a couple of boyfriends, and her eventual husband Tom Rogan) in ''Literature/{{IT}}'' are violently abusive toward her; and both ''Literature/DoloresClaiborne'' and the protagonist of ''Literature/RoseMadder'' have abusive husbands. Finally, in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome in ''Literature/{{Misery}}'', Paul Sheldon slams Annie in the face with a typewriter. (She was trying to kill him at the time, so it's warranted).

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* Several of the antagonists in the works of Creator/StephenKing. Creator/StephenKing:
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Billy Nolan in ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' hits Chris; in girlfriend Chris.
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''Literature/TheStand'', Dayna Jurgens' EstablishingCharacterMoment is her back story wherein she disarms an abusive ex-boyfriend; several ex-boyfriend.
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of the men in Beverly's life (her father, the local bullies, a couple of boyfriends, and her eventual husband Tom Rogan) in ''Literature/{{IT}}'' are violently abusive toward her; and both her.
** Bev isn't the only battered wife in the Kingverse.
''Literature/DoloresClaiborne'' and the protagonist of ''Literature/RoseMadder'' have abusive husbands. So does Helen in ''Literature/{{Insomnia}}''.
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Finally, in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome in ''Literature/{{Misery}}'', Paul Sheldon slams Annie in the face with a typewriter. (She was trying to kill him at the time, so it's warranted).

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* There are just as many girls as boys in of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', ensuring a lot of this. [[spoiler:Marvel kills Rue, and Thresh kills Clove.]]

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