The struggle of humans with the urge for revenge is many centuries old. This is best highlighted in the ancient religious quote which suggests, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.”
Even contemporary researchers suggest that revenge is a form of establishing justice; in fact, the threat of revenge may serve as a form of protection. If one takes into consideration how the justice system works in most parts of the planet, the supporters of this theory seem 100% right.
However, there’s a very thin line between calculated revenge and pure wrath. Our instincts and emotions should always serve a purpose; they should work toward justice.
But a person’s judgment can grow blurry and poisoned from rage and the need for revenge. When this happens, things can get really ugly. If you don’t believe us, the following list of 25 Vicious Revenge Stories will definitely convince you.
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Alan Ralsky's Tons of Junk
Alan Ralsky was the “Godfather of Spam” for many years. He started his career back in 1996 by acquiring a large volume of penny stocks, or stocks in obscure, bogus companies with no real potential. During the course of the years, he spammed millions of inboxes in order to place fraudulent stocks in as many accounts as possible.
However, Mr. Ralsky experienced a taste of his own medicine. When a magazine article highlighted Ralsky’s lavish lifestyle, including his luxurious home, some people noticed the spam king’s physical address. His home address quickly spread across the Internet and Ralsky’s household received hundreds of pounds of junk mail each day for months.
Chanakya Took Revenge After Being Insulted
Chanakya was an ancient Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. He’s mainly remembered for assisting the first Mauryan emperor, Chandragupta, in his rise to power during the 4th century BC.
According to most historical accounts, King Dhanananda kicked him out from a royal party for being too ugly. Apparently, Chanakya had broken teeth and crooked feet. Chanakya got so upset that he cursed the king in front of everyone and evaded arrest by escaping to the jungle.
He planned his revenge for years and eventually managed to overthrow the king. He replaced King Dhanananda with a kid he raised, named Chandragupta.
The Dachau Concentration Camp Incident
The Dachau Concentration Camp is globally known for being one of the main spots where the Nazis committed some of the most horrific atrocities in history. It also became a location where one of the most brutal acts of revenge took place.
A few recently discovered letters from Army doctor Captain David Wilsey verified rumors that a group of American soldiers, in 1945, murdered every German SS guard they tracked down in the Dachau concentration camp because they “had it coming.”
An Indian Revolutionary Waited 21 Years To Get Revenge
Udham Singh, an Indian revolutionary belonging to the Ghadar Party, waited not one, not two, but 21 years to kill the man he held responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (1919).
On March 13, 1940, Singh shot General Michael O’Dyer, the former lieutenant governor of Punjab in India, at a joint meeting of the East India Association and the Central Asian Society at Caxton Hall, London. Singh didn’t even try to flee; he waited there to be arrested for the murder he committed.
12-Year-Old Kid Butchered His Father's Murderer
An Indian boy named Alam Khan saw his father murdered by a family “friend” when he was only 12 years old. On December 16, 2015, after he had planned his revenge for 12 years, he took action.
After inviting Mohammad Rais to his house for some repair work, he first got him drunk. Then he put on loud music and killed the man by cutting his body into 12 pieces: one piece for each year he waited to avenge his dad’s loss.