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What they're about to do most certainly won't be peaceful or pretty!

This is a list of tropes about any form of violent conflict or acts of physical harm that are (deliberately) inflicted by one living being against another.

This is the inverse of Peace Tropes. Also see Injury Tropes, Bloody Tropes, Breaking and Destruction Tropes. This index is often (though not always) related to Death Tropes, which has quite a bit of overlap.


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  • Abuse Tropes: Tropes about the infliction of physical and/or emotional torment on other people (especially when the perpetrator knows the victim personally).
  • Big Trope Hunting: Tropes about hunters/predators methodically chasing down, then violently capturing or killing, their quarry/prey.
  • Choosing Death: Suicide is an extreme form of violent self-harm.
  • Combat Tropes: Tropes about fighting between two or more combatants.
  • I Have Your Index: Tropes about the abduction and kidnapping of people by force.
  • Military and Warfare Tropes: Wars are the largest and deadliest form of mass violence between people.
  • Murder Tropes: Tropes about people killing other people out of aggression.
  • Public Execution: Tropes about the violent killing of captive people (especially condemned convicts) in front of an audience.
  • Sexual Harassment and Rape Tropes: Tropes about acts of sexual violence that are forced on people out of ruthless lust.
  • Terrorism Tropes: Violent actions that are committed in an effort to promote an extremist political ideology.
  • Threatening Tropes: Tropes about intimidating people with threats of violent harm to coerce them into doing your bidding.
  • A Tortured Index: Tropes about the infliction of painful injuries on people as a method of interrogation, punishment, or just plain sadism.

    General/miscellaneous violence tropes 

    Physical violence tropes 

    Psychological violence tropes 

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