Category:Revenge Tropes

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Revenge is sweeter than life itself. So think fools.
"And I... will make them pay for what they've done!"
Captain Picard, Star Trek: First Contact
"I'll have my reveeeengeeeeee!"
Juri, Super Street Fighter 4 (Repeatedly)

"An eye for an eye" has long been the standing policy for most humans. Perhaps it's related to reciprocal altruism - just as people are prone to repay kindness, they are also prone to repay evil. In any case, the concept of revenge works even better in fiction.