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"I don't care who you are, it doesn't change that you are my enemy."

Sonya: Raiden needs him. Without Quan Chi, we can't restore Liu Kang or the other revenants. You'd leave them trapped? Like you were?
Hanzo/Scorpion: Only Quan Chi concerns me.

[The Scooby Gang has discovered that Giles has gone to get revenge on Angelus for killing Jenny.]
Willow: So Giles is gonna try to kill Angel then?
Xander: Well, it's about time somebody did.
Willow: Xander!
Xander: I'm sorry, but let's not forget that I hated Angel long before you guys jumped on the bandwagon. So I think I deserve a little something for not saying "I told you so" long before now. And if Giles wants to go after the, uh, fiend that murdered his girlfriend, I say, "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"
Buffy: ...You're right.
Xander: Thank you.
Buffy: There's only one thing wrong with Giles' little revenge scenario.
Xander: And what's that?
Buffy: It's gonna get him killed.

Goku: Gohan! You've got to take Cell down now! Before he can regenerate!
Gohan: Take him down now? No, I think I'll wait. I'm going to let him suffer for a little while.
Goku: "Wait"?! No, Gohan! [...] Gohan! Listen to me! You've got to get him! Do it now! We all know you have the power! It's time to use it!
[Gohan looks right at Goku, smirks, and does nothing]

Cell (grievously wounded by Gohan's Kamehameha Wave): Hey Kid! You missed a spot!
[Gohan smirks]
Goku: All right, Gohan! Think it's time you brought her home!
Gohan: Hold on! I'm not done ripping the wings off this butterfly.
Piccolo: Red Flag!
Goku: Uh... kiddo? I understand you're angry, but-
Gohan: But what? You're gonna give me advice now? Let me guess... I should "let him go" so he could be an even better fight later! Or maybe I should let him power up to 100% so I could teach him humility! Wait! I know... I should throw him a god damn Senzu Bean and let YOU fight him!
Goku (nervously): I... see what you're getting at, Gohan.
Gohan: Then shut up and put on your poncho. You're in the splash zone.
Goku: Is that also a red flag?
Piccolo: Crimson.

Athena: As we speak, the war for Olympus rages on and mankind suffers.
Kratos: Let them suffer. The death of Zeus is all that matters.

Dwarfs are as strong and unbending as stone (and some would say as forgiving) and grim as the mountains they live in. From Karaz-a-Karak, the most ancient of the Dwarf holds, the last High King of the Dwarfs wages a never-ending battle against Orcs, Goblins and other evil creatures. Each year Dwarf numbers dwindle. Each year the war becomes more desperate. Each year the enemies of the Dwarfs become more numerous. In my mind the wisdom of continuing this struggle is doubtful, even if its heroism is not. But as long as one of their warriors draws breath, the Dwarfs will not set aside their axes or forget their grudges.
Hieronymous of Nuln, Imperial historian, Warhammer

The world would be a happier place than it is if acquisitiveness were always stronger than rivalry. But in fact, a great many men will cheerfully face impoverishment if they can thereby secure complete ruin for their rivals.
Bertrand Russell, Nobel Prize of Literature, 1950

"There are some who have lost everyone and everything. They actively seek out the Eldrazi, eager for the smallest measure of vengeance."
Munda, ambush leader, Breaker of Armies, Magic: The Gathering

"It's a touching offer, and clearly in my best interest, but I'm far too vindictive. So FUCK YOU, ASS-BAGS!"
Toot Braunstein, Drawn Together

Vengeance has consumed you. It's consuming them. I am done letting it consume me.
T'Challa/Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War

Let these people burn! Vido dies! WHATEVER THE COST!
Zaeed Massani, Mass Effect 2

Michael: Revenge is a waste of time.
Fiona: Yeah, so is watching TV and eating candy. You do it because it feels good.

I've heard ENOUGH. I don't CARE about "potential" or "resources". [...] I want my Cluster, and I want that planet [Earth] to DIE. Just make that happen.
Yellow Diamond, to Peridot, Steven Universe

Dwarf King: Because you annoyed one of my brothers, this is going into the BOOK OF GRUDGES!
Ravandil the Elf: Wh-what?! When the fuck did I do that now?!
Dwarf King: According to my friend it was around two days ago, when you stated "Can you please move?" As then you deeply insulted him by walking around him instead of letting him BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF YOU!
Ravandil the Elf: And that's a fucking crime?!
Dwarf King: It should be. Wait.... I'm the king! Now it is!
Ravandil the Elf: Look, I'm just going to go out here right now. No hard feelings?
Dwarf King: Sure. Just give me your name and address first.
Ravandil the Elf: How come?
Dwarf King: So we can come and BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF YOU later.
Ravandil's Quest, which is only slightly exaggerating the Dwarfs' grudges.

Jenny: Uncle, this is insanity! People are going to die!
Enyos: Yes. It is not justice that we serve. It is vengeance.

Such was the demented architect's need for vengeance that, in exchange for eight jade Warsphinxes, he enlisted the aid of Arkhan the Black, who raised a mighty bridge of bones through dark sorcery to span the Black Mountains. Ramhotep's statuesque army marched across, and the cities of Ubersreik and Grunburg were all but destroyed - despite the fact that every soldier to have been involved in their destruction of his precious masterpiece had been dead for at least 170 years.
Warhammer: Tomb Kings Army Book (8th edition)

Not even a threat to the entire Multiverse could persuade them to put aside their feud.

Ben Daimio: So you're here to execute me, that it? With a knife?
Johann Kraus: It can do the job. You'll see.
Daimio: Maybe, but can you?
Kraus: I haven't thought of anything else for months. It's gnawed at me - like a parasite. Your death was the only way I was going to be free of it. I really believed that. But it's not true, and now I know it. That thing inside me is gone. I'm myself again, I think. So no, killing you won't be easy for me. But you still have to DIE!
B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth - The Long Death

"A man seeking vengeance rarely cares with him logic."
Fahook Ubduhl, Dead to Rights

Leif: Come back home with me Thorfinn. You've done enough! Come with me!
Thorfinn: Enough? What would you know? What the hell do you know about what I've been through?
Leif: Huh?
Thorfinn: As long as Askeladd lives and breathes and shits I haven't done enough!! It's not enough!!

"The wizard from another world, Parallel Nightmare, had given up on ruling the kingdom in favor of exacting revenge on the heroes of Team Kirby."
—Narration, Super Kirby Clash

"Revenge is a powerful motivator, and this Stackhouse wouldn't be the first to ignore his own best interests in an effort to get it"

Moze: You two are living proof that revenge makes you crazy.
Cookie: Crazy for more revenge!

Deputy Mitch Rogers: Why don't you let the state police handle this?
Sheriff Will Teasle: Look! Look at him. Look at him! That's Art Galt, boy. He and I were friends when your mama was still wiping your nose! Now he's dead. He's dead because of that psycho out there. Now you listen, boy, and you listen to me good. I'm gonna get that son of a bitch and I'm gonna pin that Congressional Medal of Honor to his liver. And I'm gonna do it with you or without you.

"You've got an overdeveloped sense of vengeance. It's going to get you into trouble one of these days."
Count Tyrone Rugen, The Princess Bride


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