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  • A Crown of Stars: When Jinnai finds out that Asuka is sleeping with Shinji, he threatens to sell her into slavery out of spite because his erstwhile not-quite-willing plaything had found someone she loved and bedded enthusiastically.
  • Advice and Trust: Gendo pulls a double-whammy with Bardiel, when he orders the pilots to destroy Unit-03 with no care for the welfare of Hikari. When they instead manage to successfully retrieve the plug and destroy the Angel anyways, he has Shinji and Asuka thrown into confinement and fired purely out of spite for being disobeyed.
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  • The Child of Love: Gendo drugged an underage girl to goad her into having sex and getting pregnant. Afterwards he altered her unborn kid’s DNA, even though it might kill her mother upon giving birth. His goal was creating a super-pilot, planning to use her as soon as she was born. Yes, he planned to use a baby–who coincidentally was his granddaughter-to fight SEELE. And even after being told SEELE had been eliminated, he still proceeded with his plan, so that he does not even have that excuse.
  • Doing It Right This Time: Naoko is a much more unpleasant person in this story than in canon. When she found out about what had happened to Kyoko after Unit 02's failed contact experiment, she laughed. Loudly. She also lied to Rei, making her to believe she could not have children.
  • In the Bleach fanfic series Heirverse, Aizen in cwst and what he does to Ulq in Heir. Gin spitting vitriol at Orihime over the events that he orchestrated.
  • Last Child of Krypton: Gendo provides plenty examples of dog-kicking. Some instances:
    • He engineered a plane crash to test Shinji’s reaction. Yes, he risked hundreds of lives –including one of his pilots- only to be sure that he could predict Shinji’s actions.
    • Gendo demanded Asuka be disciplined for “insubordination” when she fought Shamshel, despite it being not her fault at all.
    • While Rei was hospitalized, Shinji brought her flowers. Gendo saw them, he told: “You do not need flowers” and dumped them in the trash.
  • All throughout Loved and Lost, Prince Jewelius and his followers go out of their way to make life for Twilight's dishonored loved ones as miserable as possible, gleefully taking delight in their misfortunes.
    • First, Jewelius unfairly blames his loving cousin Princess Cadance for allowing Queen Chrysalis to impersonate her and sentences her to exile along with the other princesses even though it was him, not Chrysalis, who knocked her unconscious. When she tries using her love spell to reason with him, he laughs as it has no effect on him and calls it a trick.
    • When Shining Armor frantically asks from Jewelius if Twilight (whom he last saw falling unconscious) is okay, the fresh tyrant king only responds with a sadistic grin as the big brother panicking over his sister is taken away along with the other exiles.
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    • For no other reason than to pour salt in their wounds, Jewelius sends Spike the wedding cake toppers and Rarity her bridesmaid dress as cruel reminders of the failures they were banished for.
    • When Commander Hildread leaves Spike exiled in a dark forest, he asks her to tell Twilight he's sorry for abandoning her. Unsympathetic towards the baby dragon's remorse, Hildread viciously screams in his face, frightening him as she leaves him with the wedding toppers.
    • Immediately after the disgraced heroes are renounced by Twilight and imprisoned, Jewelius and Hildread further rub the heroes' failures in their faces by laughing at the notion that Twilight would consider them her friends after their poor treatment of her at the wedding rehearsal.
    • The next day, the prisoners are publicly shamed and insulted by the citizens of Canterlot, who all feel themselves to be betrayed by their former protectors. Jewelius takes immense pleasure from watching as the heroes' failed attempt to tell the crowd and Twilight the Cassandra Truth about Jewelius being the one behind the invasion only succeeds in making them even more scorned upon.
    • Jewelius makes the lives of Ponyville's citizens miserable as retribution for the Mane Five's actions. When he plans to massacre all of Ponyville, he tosses a guard out of a window simply for questioning the decision.
  • In The Masks We Wear, while being 'interrogated' by Aang and company during the invasion of the Fire Nation, Azula tells Sokka that Suki is being 'used' by her fellow prisoners and that she might actually be starting to like it, and implies that she is pregnant...not that Sokka actually knows of the strictly enforced rules in Fire Nation prisons.
  • The Hetalia: Axis Powers fanfic All He Ever Wanted has Prussia, Hungary and several others punting puppies with ridiculous ease to show off how Darker and Edgier it is compared to the original source.
  • In the Modern Warfare Fanfic The Adventures Of Captain Soap, the evil General Shephhard kills a family while he and Soap are fighting each other in the Burger King. The reason? We don't know. The official explanation is "because he's evil".
  • In the Kingdom Hearts The Short And Honest Version (found in the fanfic recs/ page) Clayton from Deep Jungle mentions "punting a few puppies off a cliff".
  • Equestrylvania. Pretty much every villain in this fanfic. However, special mention should go to Chronomage's antagonizing of Aeon, Marble poisoning already-sick kids in a hospital, then rubbing Applejack's nose in the fact that a zombified version of her father murdered other ponies, among them several foals. Darker and Edgier doesn't even begin to describe the kind of story this is.
  • In Ace Combat: The Equestrian War, Black Star, a soldier of the Griffin Kingdom, was ordered to kill Firefly's parents, as they were suspected for trying to stage a mutiny against the kingdom. When he learns that the accusations were false, he just shrugs it off in the young pegasus' face.
  • In Nobody Dies, Claire Makinami calls Mari, her own daughter who was already going through identity/morality issues because the second Ramiel fight has made her half-angel, a monster to her face.
  • In this Katawa Shoujo fic, Lilly's father makes fun of Hanako's scars. This is even worse than it sounds; in the game, it is revealed that Hanako's parents died in the fire that gave her the scars, and her mother sacrificed herself protecting her, and she was bullied for her appearances. His doing so in spite of being forewarned by Akira causes Hanako to have a breakdown.
  • InAh! Archfall!, a good example of this is shown in an exchange between Belldandy and the main character, Jago:
    “Well we could try… singing?” Belldandy asked hopefully. At this, Jago did raise his hat, peering out from under the brim.
    “Well that depends; would you rather be cremated or buried at sea?”
  • In the Girls und Panzer fanfic, Boys und Sensha-do!, during Chapter 7, Shiho not only goes through with her plan of disowning Miho, but she does so in what might be the worst possible way; she visits Miho in the hospital for the sole purpose of telling her that.
    • Hideyoshi Katsuko, one of Shiho's students, chidingly tells Miho that six bruised ribs shouldn't be enough to stop one of Shiho's children from commanding a tanknote , and that as Miho and her team turned sensha-do into a mockery of what it was, she enjoys coaching one of their opponents.
  • The Pez Dispenser and the Reign of Terror: The duplicate killing one of his own men prompts this reaction.
  • In Mega Man Recut, Wily reprograms Drill Man against his will because Drill Man wasn't sure about causing earthquakes in New York.
  • In Mega Man: Defender of the Human Race, Dr. Wily does this a lot, especially to his own robots.
    • In the episode 9 epilogue, he demoted ProtoMan in front of all the other robots when it was Wily's fault the plan failed, and made it so he can never leave the fortress without permission again.
    • Metal Man decapitates a Sniper Joe in Episode 9, though it isn't killed.
    • Centaur Man gets one in episode 11 when he imitates a heartbroken Mega Man while he's relaying information to Wily.
    • In Episode 11 Wily demotes ProtoMan to the lowest rung yet, prevents him from going on missions, and weaponizes a Pet the Dog moment with Bass to further hurt him. Then, in a later chapter, he burns ProtoMan's photograph of himself and Mega Man together.
    • Episode 12 has Miss T ripping apart Tonya's wedding dress.
  • In The Prayer Warriors, while Dumbledore is mostly a Designated Villain, he's introduced whipping a student for praying.
  • In The Fairly Oddparents fanfiction, Never Had a Friend Like Me, Anti-Cosmo and HP teleport away Timmy and his Godparents for a revenge scheme. They also end up grabbing Amanda since she was present at the time. When Timmy begged them to at least let her go, citing the fact that she was innocent and uninvolved in their past encounters, they decide to toss her in the lava pit as well specifically because Timmy asked them to let her go just so they could make Timmy suffer just a bit more. Of course with Norm watching the proceedings, this ends up biting them HARD.
  • Wisdom and Courage: Every time Veran appears in person, it's guaranteed she'll pull as much puppy-punting as she possibly can simply because she thinks it's fun. Examples include, but are not limited to, setting fire to the Great Deku Tree to speed up Link's progress and nearly killing Saria in doing so, planting a Forceful Kiss on Link in front of Zelda purely to hurt the latter, and finally giving Zelda a Traumatic Haircut and leaving her near-death while making Link watch her do so in order to push him over the Despair Event Horizon. She even outright states that she could easily swoop in and kill Link and Zelda at any time, but wants to completely and utterly Mind Rape them first.
  • Rosario Vampire: Brightest Darkness has the various Arc Villains do this a lot:
    • In Act I, when Ghaldin returns and takes back control of Apoch and Astreal, the first thing he decides to do with Dark and Rason, whom Apoch and Astreal had brainwashed into serving them in order to kill Ghaldin only for it to backfire, is make them fight their respective Love Interests, Mizore and Kurumu.
    • In Act II, Miyabi extorts Mizore for sex in exchange for sparing Tsurara's life, and the minute he's finished, orders Tsurara's execution regardless while mocking Mizore's gullibility.
    • In Act III, Hokuto steals Felucia's Soul Jar and uses it to force Felucia to aid him in his plans while letting Jovian and Jacqueline use her as their sexual plaything.
    • Also in Act III, the very first thing Kuyou does upon his arrival at Yokai is burn Astreal to death. During his fight with the gang, he even takes the time out to incinerate several non-combatants.
    • In Act IV chapter 23, Jovian taunts Tsukune over the phone about her sexual abuse of Kyouko.
    • During their face-off in Act IV, Jacqueline blows up Tsukune's house just to hurt him; fortunately, Gin gets Tsukune's mom out in time.
  • The CATverse story Small World is a story-length reminder that, despite his sympathetic past, Jonathan Crane is not a good person. In the story, he viciously murders his mother in a flashback scene before torturing his own younger sister into insanity, with no remorse whatsoever. Her only offense to him was that she existed. He later abducts her from a mental hospital to do it again. His treatment of her is so cruel that even his normally perky henchgirls are horrified by his actions.
  • Chloé Bourgeoise of Miraculous Ladybug is already notorious for this trope in canon, but the fic #BonAnniversairePrincess has her go to especially despicable lengths to ruin Marinette's birthday. First, she announces a big party to celebrate the end of the school year for the same night and arranges for multiple celebrities to attend. Marinette, being who she is, opts to cancel her plans for a party before they'd even started because she doesn't want to make her classmates choose. Next, Chloé hires Marinette's parents to do some of the catering, ensuring they'll be too busy to celebrate with her, and Marinette - again, being Marinette - refuses to let them turn down a huge boost to their business, believing she'll be still able to hang out with Alya at least. But then this option falls through when Chloé is heard bragging about inviting Ladybug and Chat Noir to the party, and Marinette chooses to let Alya (a fangirl of the two) go, unable to tell her that Ladybug won't actually be there without risking her secret, and choosing not to tell her that Marinette herself wasn't invited. The end-result of the scheme is that Alya and Marinette's parents each believe she'll be having fun with the other(s) and Marinette won't ruin things for any of them by telling them the truth, leaving her home alone (aside from Tikki) and miserable on her birthday - not helped when Chloé twists the knife even further by sending her a sarcastic "Wish you were here" message. However, this all ultimately backfires when Chat Noir also blows off the invitation, visits Marinette on her balcony, finds out what's going on, and then goes to similarly great lengths to give her a fantastic birthday, not only taking her out for dinner, dancing and karaoke, but instagramming the whole night to get the hashtag #BonAnniversairePrincess! trending. He even takes a moment to thank Chloé for making the night "paw-sible".
  • The Jackie Chan Adventures fic The Ultimate Evil:
    • When Valmont is about to blast Jackie with the Dragon Talisman, Valerie Payne comes between them and pleads Valmont to stop. In response, Valmont gives her his first impressions by blasting her instead.
    • When Hak Foo attacks Valerie in her apartment, he not only injures her severely when she fights back, but also leaves her callously to die (which would have likely happened if not for Shendu).
  • Queen of Shadows: In Shendu's first appearance in the new reality, he forces a slave girl to dance for him nonstop, until she's practically collapsing from exhaustion (and specifically notes that he enjoys her suffering more than the dancing). When she's finally done, he compliments her, saying that it was clearly the best she's ever danced... and since she'll probably never do better, she's of no further use to him, so he incinerates her. And judging by his court's reaction, this is a regular occurrence.
  • In Loaded Bones, while Yami Bakura is generally mean to Ryou, once he regains control of the body he becomes very manipulative and cruel.
  • The Fanfic series titled Pokedex lampshades this trope, noting Alola's lack of a major evil group like other regions may relate to the lack of easy puppies to kick in Alola. After all the local canine species is a Rock-type, of whom kicking leaves one with a stubbed toe or worse injuries.
  • In Pokémon Reset Bloodlines Paul still keeps his attitude of releasing his Pokémon if they don't live up to his standards. In Chapter 27, he releases his Raichu after she loses in a battle against Misty and Iris, not bothering to properly heal her, and this act prompts Ash and Red (who at the time are angry at each other) to work together and ensure he doesn't win the tournament.
  • In Continuance, Yuuma Seta, the father of Souji Seta (the protagonist of Persona 4), has a few such moments.
    • His Establishing Character Moment involves him demanding that Souji cancel plans to visit his friends in Inaba for Golden Week, since Yuuma's dining with several business associates, and Yuuma doesn't want to look bad as a result of his son being a no-show. As if this weren't bad enough, Yuuma claims that Souji's friends have already forgotten him.
    • After an incident in which Souji ends up on the cover of a magazine with Rise due to the two being seen together (Souji's in a relationship with Yukiko, so his encounter with Rise is entirely platonic) Yuuma calls Rise a "tramp" and a "floozy," the latter to Rise's face.
    • In this fic, Souji has PTSD from his battles in the TV world, resulting in him having nightmares on rainy nights. Yuuma callously says that having a few "bad dreams" won't kill him- by comparison, Souji's mother, Izumi, is quite concerned for her son when she finds him crying after one such dream.
  • Concerning a Drifter mentions this. According to what she's written in her notebook, Ryuuko's captors also verbally and emotionally abused her by telling her how no one was looking for her and that, if anyone was, she wouldn't be found, so she would be better off where she was. Not surprisingly, this also broke her psyche.
  • The Many Dates of Danny Fenton (Danny Phantom Western Animation, TV Series, and Comic Books.): As if stealing Timmy's prized Crimson Chin comic wasn't bad enough, Vicky adds injury to insult by giving him a wedgie.
  • Curiouser and Curiouser: A serial killer strangling an old lady living alone is very bad, but the reason why John Watson swears to get him caught is because he forced her to watch him kill all of her beloved pet cats right before murdering her.
  • Blood Moon: Hama forcing Katara to learn bloodbending in the waterbender prison by bloodbending her.
  • The Worst Prisoner: Hahn throws into Zuko's face how his father doesn't want him after Zuko calls his plan stupid and even goes as far as suggesting they should drown him as response to the Ozai's insult.
  • In Repair the Damage, Soundwave is blind, and has to rely on his cassetticons to be able to see. Nova Storm takes advantage of this to separate Soundwave from Ratbat and unleash a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on the tapedeck.
  • In the Bad Future of To Undo It All, Yhwach went out of his way to torment the shinigami and Ichigo's friends for daring to oppose his plans to destroy the world. According to Ichigo, he pulled stunts such as obliterating the souls of dead relatives, tortured Rukia, desecrated the graves of Rukia's and Renji's friends, and destroyed Karakura town.
  • In Maybe the Last Archie Story, Mad Doctor Doom -no relation- attempts to shoot Sabrina's cat only because he thinks it might not be a normal cat.
  • Equestria Girls: A Fairly Odd Friendship
    • Vicky ruining Timmy's lawn work and later dumping garbage on his head.
    • The Dazzlings laughing at Timmy's torment during the Learn-A-Torium demonstration, and having the nerve to post his torment online.


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