The Best Subreddits About Revenge

“Racist boss harassed Puerto Rican employees and broke labour laws. Ended up getting deported.” “I got him thrown in jail and ruined his relationship of 5 years.” “Revenge of the Little Spoon.” “Apparently toothpaste-filled Oreos taste like real Oreos.” “Spam king gets spammed back and sent to prison.” “The Mad Bartender.” “The salt revenge!!!

These are the stories of the seven best subreddits about revenge. Sail these seven lawless seas with me:

  • Pro Revenge: The biggest revenge subreddit, dedicated to major acts of revenge. As with most fascinating personal story subreddits, assume everything written here is fake or embellished. But it’s very fun, and some of it must be true.

  • Nuclear Revenge: Extreme stories of revenge, which are supposed to be true. While the people who post in any of these subreddits are often the real villains, it’s exceptionally common in NuclearRevenge. A moderator posts weekly “progress reports” featuring the most despicable stories. There are also some stories taken from world news and history.

  • Petty Revenge: The opposite of nuclear revenge. The smaller the spat, the better. One popular post is about someone proudly growing their hair long after beating cancer, despite their mother’s wishes. Another is about getting revenge while spooning in bed, and it doesn’t even involve farts. A tame and even heartwarming subreddit.

  • My Evil Plan: Here’s where people collaborate on evil schemes, mostly of revenge. The sub is pretty active, with posts on how to mail a dead animal, hacking a hacker’s PayPal, and some cute posts from grade schoolers about stealing each other’s Chick-fil-A and salting each other’s muddy buddies.

  • Regular Revenge: Free-for-all on all kinds of revenge stories—but no plotting future revenge. Posts are tagged on a scale from “petty” to “pro.”

  • Backfired Revenge: This was a short-lived subreddit that deserves resurrection. The few stories in here don’t force you to mentally take sides. So like Petty Revenge, it’s a less stressful read. In order for someone to post, they have to admit that they lost.

  • Gamers Revenge: For fights in a wide range of video games: Overwatch, World of Warcraft, GTA, Minecraft, Neverwinter, BitLife, and more. The fun of in-game revenge is that while most consequences never reach beyond voice chat, when described in in-game terms, they are about ruining player-characters’ lives.

These subreddits are not showcases of literary excellence. They are not even great places for feeling that the world is just—you might decide that the storyteller is not nearly as heroic as they imagine. But they’re good places to study the psychology and methods of revenge, which is essential if you want to craft your own—and you don’t want to end up on Backfired Revenge.

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