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[[File:Count of Monte Cristo 1913.jpg|thumb|right|Scene from a 1913 film adaptation of ''The Count of Monte Cristo'', a novel with a revenge-driven plot.]]
[[File:2015 C2E2 Cosplay - Hamburglar (17386316951).jpg|thumb|A fan dressed as the Hamburglar]]
'''Revenge addiction''' is a psychological disorder in which a person becomes addicted to thinking about grievances and retaliation against their enemies. This pattern of thought activates the brain in much the same way as narcotics.
The [[Hamburglar]] is a fictional character used in marketing campaigns for McDonald's restaurants. The character was originally introduced as part of the McDonaldland campaign in 1971, aimed at young children. He is also known as Dozer in some parts of the world. The commercials typically followed the same plotline: the Hamburglar steals McDonald's hamburgers, [[Ronald McDonald]] devises a plan to trick him, and everybody gets their hamburgers back. He dresses in a black-and-white hooped shirt and pants, a red cape, and a wide-brimmed hat. Hamburglar was portrayed by actors Frankie Delfino and Tommy Vicini. His vocabulary consisted of nothing other than, "Robble, robble, robble."(on occasions he would say single words along with "robble", such as "Robble robble cheeseburger!"  The voice was originally provided by Howard Morris. Charlie Adler also provided his voice in the 1980s and on the ''Wacky Adventures of Ronald MacDonald'' videos. Although he is a thief, he is still considered a friend of Ronald McDonald and the rest of the McDonaldland gang, who appear to tolerate his kleptomania as an eccentricity.  
 
Grievances and revenge are common plot devices in many television shows, movies, video games, and popular books. Many people grow up immersed in this culture that elevates interpersonal conflict, leaving them vulnerable to thinking in terms of grievance and retaliation.
 
This pattern of thinking can also spread as a social contagion between individuals. It can lead to outbreaks of retaliatory aggression in communities.
 
Revenge addiction can be a problem similar to drug addiction or gambling addiction.


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