I play Minecraft with my 9 yr old nephew and he’s a mostly gentle soul with a really wicked cruel streak I try to point out to him.
One day, we had some NPCs – they had names on their heads and their professions. Not feeling in a peaceful mood, he rounded them up to drop them in lava via a trap door in a cage.
So I walked around the cage and said, “Chris the Baker, you must pay for your crimes….” and the like.
In the chat, nephew writes, “Oh, they didn’t do anything wrong.”
All I had to type back is: “Oh. “
Well, within a few minutes, he had modified the roleplay so that he was the evil Wizard and I was to break them out when he had his back turned.
*Much* better scenerio. I do what I can.
I suspect he’ll always have a slight “revenge” streak in him, but if he’s at least aware of social implications [or just pretends around me], I’m ok with that.