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Revenge and/or character overreaction

sunkuwan

First part: Revenge

I'd like some stories where the protagonist or his friend/s take matters in their own hand. Doesn't matter if it is against an individual, a group or the government. Bonus points if there isn't too much emphasis on morals or if they don't question every single decision.

As an example it could be something like this: A girl gets raped and the rapist (and maybe his friends, _insert-local-frat-party-here_) gets scot free because the police doesn't want or want to believe the victim, or the rapists father is a big hotshot.
The friends of the girl set out to get revenge on the rapists, maybe killing or mutilating them, terrorizing the rapists families etc.

Age/Gender doesn't matter

Second part: Character overreaction.
Where the protagonist doesn't forgive easy. A little quirk of mine is, that I doesn't like easy apologies. It even infuriates me if there is something done to someone and after a halfassed apology, everything is hunky-dory again.
So a major part of the story should be something about a decision that negatively impacts the protagonist or a secret the s/he didn't know at first. Normal characters would grit their teeth and accept the apology but here the protagonist would totally overreact and the family or his friends have a hard time getting back into the good graces.

Age/Gender doesn't matter

Bonus part: total (comedic) overreaction.
i.e. the friends of the protagonist take the "hilarious and proven method" of fake kidnapping to celebrate *xyz* and the protagonist completely overreacts and injures his friends and runs for his live in total paranoia mode.

Bondi Beach

@sunkuwan

Let us know when you post it. I want to read it.

bb

Crumbly Writer
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@sunkuwan

I've got a couple, but they're NOT "Rape Revenge" fantasies.

In my "Not Quite Human" series, "The Cuckoo's Progeny", the entire cast decides to 'stick it to' both Earth and the entire human race for not being more welcoming. In "Singularity", the cast likewise decides to keep advanced technologies out of the hands of humans because they don't feel they're capable to handling it equitably. In my next two stories, "The Demons Within" and "Speaking With Your Demons", the Main Character rethinks how he responded (and failed) in the first story, before deciding to change his ways and trying an entirely new tactic in the second. But, in most of my stories, the MC is prone to multiple stupid acts, most of which they regret later—even if they're proven correct in the long run (and yes, my characters are prone to "overthinking things").

Unfortunately, I've never approved of rape stories (they're a decided turn-off for me), and I've received so much flak over how I handle sex scenes in my stories that I've largely Stopped including them at all!

If you're interested, I'll include a list soon, but didn't have time to go looking right now.

Note: Links updated. You may also like "Stranded in a Foreign Land" as it's another 'Keep technology away from the humans' story, though again, none of these involve rape, which seems to be your prime focus.

Replies:   sunkuwan
sunkuwan

@Crumbly Writer

The rape is just one example and it doesn't even need to be shown, just the aftermath. Like in "A well lived life" They show the aftermath but not the rape. The revenge part is a little weak because the protagonist takes steps to kinda respect the wishes of the victim.
(If the vigilantes get a little rapey against the rapists, ("shown" or just "tell"), that is also okay.)

Stupid decisions that are a character flaw are fine. Just no stupid decisions to advance the plot.

I will check the mentioned stories from you.

Ernest Bywater

@sunkuwan

I'd like some stories where the protagonist or his friend/s take matters in their own hand.


In Survivor Pat takes out a couple of Drug Lords for killing people close to him. Part of Rob Remembers has Rob taking revenge on some people who drug him.

http://storiesonline.net/s/14595/survivor

http://storiesonline.net/s/54159/rob-remembers

Replies:   Dominions Son
docholladay
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@sunkuwan

Well since the statute of limitations has definitely worn out I will give a little info without giving names or other identifying details.

1: A state Mental Hospital where all the patients except for the Veterans were called "Inmates" instead of patients.

2: One of the male attendants on the graveyard shift used a master key, which all employees had, to enter a Female ward.

3: He sexually abused (raped) a woman around 30 years old according to the calendar, but she was hurt in an accident with the result leaving her with the mind of a 4 year old child.

4: When confronted by other inmates both male and female he stated: "Your word is no good in any Court Trial, so there is nothing you can do about it."

5: Certain Inmate/patients bribed a 10 year old inmate who could open any lock in the place in seconds. They had him open the "Main Drug Storage Room" first taking a few of the gallon containers of the strongest pills in the hospital. They then had the nice kid open up the Male attendant's car trunk. They hid all those powerful drugs as carefully as possible.

6: Some good soul called the State Police just before the man got off shift without identifying themselves and described the Attendant and his car with license number.

7: State police pulled him over and using a warrant searched his car. Of course they found all those lovely drugs.

8: He claimed he was being framed, but had no proof since there was no way anyone should have been able to get into his car.

9: Trial result was "GUILTY" on all drug related counts.

edited to add: Bribe was some cokes and candy bars.

red61544

Maybe the best "over-reaction" "revenge" story on this site is Lazlo Zalezac's "Loose Cannons". It's funny; it's brutal; it's immensely enjoyable. Read it!

Dominions Son

@Ernest Bywater

Well since the statute of limitations has definitely worn out I will give a lit


The OP is looking for fiction. :)

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay

@Dominions Son

The OP is looking for fiction. :)


It was my mistake not Earnest's.

TMaskedWriter

I've got two flavors of revenge: Serious and Silly.

Serious
http://storiesonline.net/s/13921/long-days-journey-into-susan

Silly
http://storiesonline.net/s/14088/as-day-follows-night-part-1

Switch Blayde

@sunkuwan

where the protagonist or his friend/s take matters in their own hand.


That's the major theme of my novel "Sexual Awakening." One protagonist is seeking revenge on the pastor and uses his wife as part of his plan. The second protagonist is a cop who is hunting down and killing the men who raped his little sister.

In fact, I have the following right after the cover:

"If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?"
— William Shakespeare

Replies:   sunkuwan
sunkuwan

@Switch Blayde

I will check it out :)

awnlee jawking

@sunkuwan

As an example it could be something like this: A girl gets raped and the rapist (and maybe his friends, _insert-local-frat-party-here_) gets scot free


Team is Family by Mick 2016 ;)

AJ

Crumbly Writer

@sunkuwan

A girl gets raped and the rapist (and maybe his friends, _insert-local-frat-party-here_) gets scot free

I'm all for freeing Scot, but I'd prefer to keep rapists off of his defense team. Call me old fashioned, but I believe lawyers should avoid criminal conduct whenever possible. ;D

Replies:   Capt. Zapp
Capt. Zapp

@Crumbly Writer

Call me old fashioned, but I believe lawyers should avoid criminal conduct whenever possible. ;D


But then they couldn't be lawyers. 8)

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