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8th Jan '17 4:56:10 PM nombretomado
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* Speaking of the ComicBook/SecretSix, don't bring up Scandal Savage's [[VandalSavage dad]] or do anything to remind her of him. ''Just don't do it''. You'll be ''very'' lucky to still be in one piece if you make him enter her mind. Actually, that's probably the easiest way to piss Scandal off, given that she is definitely the most AxCrazy of the team and has a ridiculously short fuse, and being insane.

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* Speaking of the ComicBook/SecretSix, don't bring up Scandal Savage's [[VandalSavage [[ComicBook/VandalSavage dad]] or do anything to remind her of him. ''Just don't do it''. You'll be ''very'' lucky to still be in one piece if you make him enter her mind. Actually, that's probably the easiest way to piss Scandal off, given that she is definitely the most AxCrazy of the team and has a ridiculously short fuse, and being insane.
6th Jan '17 4:07:28 AM rafi
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** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Franchise/{{Superman}} reacts... badly when he thinks her cousin is being threatened. ''Very badly''.
29th Dec '16 7:35:10 AM Tron80
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** ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'': Belinda goes utterly nuts when she meets Supergirl's alternate self and thinks she has been replaced, protesting loudly that she is the original copy. She is just as self-centered.
29th Dec '16 3:32:48 AM Tron80
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** ''Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac'': In quick succession Comicbook/{{Brainiac}} threatens Superman with capturing [[comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]], abducting people from Earth before blowing it up, and accuses him from betraying his race (because is a Kryptonian who considers himself human). That's when Superman has had it, so he grabs a tube connected to Brainiac's head and bites through it.

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** ''Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac'': In quick succession Comicbook/{{Brainiac}} threatens Superman with capturing [[comicbook/{{Supergirl}} [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]], abducting people from Earth before blowing it up, and accuses him from betraying his race (because is a Kryptonian who considers himself human). That's when Superman has had it, so he grabs a tube connected to Brainiac's head and bites through it.
29th Dec '16 3:32:00 AM Tron80
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': As every employee of the ''Daily Planet'' can tell you, editor Perry White ''hates'' being called "Chief".

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
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As every employee of the ''Daily Planet'' can tell you, editor Perry White ''hates'' being called "Chief".
** ''Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac'': In quick succession Comicbook/{{Brainiac}} threatens Superman with capturing [[comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]], abducting people from Earth before blowing it up, and accuses him from betraying his race (because is a Kryptonian who considers himself human). That's when Superman has had it, so he grabs a tube connected to Brainiac's head and bites through it.
--->'''Superman:''' Inflicting pain on others doesn't seem to bother you. It bothers me. Usually.
24th Dec '16 1:37:54 PM rafi
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* An Franchise/ArchieComics story titled "By Hook or Crook" has Jughead visiting the Chocolate Shoppe when a pair of burglars are robbing it. He initially cowers alongside Pop Tate when the robbers take the money, a painting, and the silverware; but when they're about to take all the hamburger meat in Pop's freezer, that's when he starts throwing punches and taking them down.
** A more well-known example from the same comics would be Moose on ''anyone'' (usually Reggie) who tries to flirt with his girl Midge.
* This trope forms a large part of the humour in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''.
** Never call Obelix fat, unless you want to be on the receiving end of a MegatonPunch. [[IAmBigBoned His chest's just slipped a bit]], that's all.
** Never harm a tree in front of Obelix's dog, Dogmatix. The little canine will sink his teeth into your buttocks, after which Obelix will bash your face in for upsetting his pet.
** Whenever anyone points out the fact that Unhygienix's fish are not fresh, a brawl ensues. In ''Asterix in Corsica'', we learn that this is his young son's Berserk Button, too.
** [[DreadfulMusician Cacofonix]] announcing that he's going to sing acts as a universal Berserk Button for the entire village, especially Fulliautomatix. At a certain point, the gods are annoyed at this too, since it starts raining when he sings.
** [[BadassGrandpa Geriatrix]] may ''look'' like a feeble old guy, but make ga-ga eyes at his young hot wife, and he might stick his walking stick up your where the sun don't shine. Also, do ''not'' call him old.
** Don't ever mention the [[UndefeatableLittleVillage Gaulish Village]] that still holds out against the invaders (or its invincible occupants) in front of Julius Caesar. You will find yourself in the circus - and given [[AncientRome the time period]], that ''[[BloodSport doesn't]]'' [[CircusOfFear mean]] [[GladiatorGames trapezes and clowns]].
** Carferrix gets mad if you talk to his sister. And if he founds that you find her attractive he will kill you, [[MortonsFork if he founds that you don't think of her as attractive he will kill you too]].
** ''Asterix and the Roman Agent'', in which the latter half of the title (a fellow called Tortuous Convolvulus) can create disputes and brawls simply by ''showing up'', is practically a guide to the characters' berserk buttons. Including Julius Caesar's ("GULLIBLE, ME?!?"). He has a pride thing.
** Don't ask a Gaul where Alesia is. [[spoiler:Alesia is the place where Vercingetorix was defeated by the Romans in Real Life.]] Apart from Asterix and Obelix. Asterix because he is not immaturely patriotic to have it and Obelix because he is too oblivious to have it. Part of the joke was that when it as written it wasn't clear where Alesia was and the author gave this as an explanation.
-->'''Gaul:''' What Alesia! What do you want from Alesia! I don't even know where it is Alesa.
* Trapping Pakrat of the ''ComicBook/AtariForce'' second series in a corner causes him to come out of it fighting.
* In ''Bad Guys'', The Russian is a centuries-old vampire; many legends have grown about his exploits. Say the word "{{Dracula}}" or even so much as ''hint'' that he is or might be Dracula and he will murder you.
* Never try to convince ComicStrip/{{Baldo}}'s dad that [[GratuitousSpanish "Taco Bell Spanish"]] is actual Spanish.
* Don't call ''ComicBook/BarbWire'' "babe."

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* An Franchise/ArchieComics story titled "By Hook or Crook" has Jughead visiting the Chocolate Shoppe when a pair of burglars are robbing it. He initially cowers alongside Pop Tate when the robbers take the money, a painting, and the silverware; but when they're about to take all the hamburger meat in Pop's freezer, that's when he starts throwing punches and taking them down.
** A more well-known example from the same comics would be Moose on ''anyone'' (usually Reggie) who tries to flirt with his girl Midge.
* This trope forms a large part of the humour in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''.
** Never call Obelix fat, unless you want to be on the receiving end of a MegatonPunch. [[IAmBigBoned His chest's just slipped a bit]], that's all.
** Never harm a tree in front of Obelix's dog, Dogmatix. The little canine will sink his teeth into your buttocks, after which Obelix will bash your face in for upsetting his pet.
** Whenever anyone points out the fact that Unhygienix's fish are not fresh, a brawl ensues. In ''Asterix in Corsica'', we learn that this is his young son's Berserk Button, too.
** [[DreadfulMusician Cacofonix]] announcing that he's going to sing acts as a universal Berserk Button for the entire village, especially Fulliautomatix. At a certain point, the gods are annoyed at this too, since it starts raining when he sings.
** [[BadassGrandpa Geriatrix]] may ''look'' like a feeble old guy, but make ga-ga eyes at his young hot wife, and he might stick his walking stick up your where the sun don't shine. Also, do ''not'' call him old.
** Don't ever mention the [[UndefeatableLittleVillage Gaulish Village]] that still holds out against the invaders (or its invincible occupants) in front of Julius Caesar. You will find yourself in the circus - and given [[AncientRome the time period]], that ''[[BloodSport doesn't]]'' [[CircusOfFear mean]] [[GladiatorGames trapezes and clowns]].
** Carferrix gets mad if you talk to his sister. And if he founds that you find her attractive he will kill you, [[MortonsFork if he founds that you don't think of her as attractive he will kill you too]].
** ''Asterix and the Roman Agent'', in which the latter half of the title (a fellow called Tortuous Convolvulus) can create disputes and brawls simply by ''showing up'', is practically a guide to the characters' berserk buttons. Including Julius Caesar's ("GULLIBLE, ME?!?"). He has a pride thing.
** Don't ask a Gaul where Alesia is. [[spoiler:Alesia is the place where Vercingetorix was defeated by the Romans in Real Life.]] Apart from Asterix and Obelix. Asterix because he is not immaturely patriotic to have it and Obelix because he is too oblivious to have it. Part of the joke was that when it as written it wasn't clear where Alesia was and the author gave this as an explanation.
-->'''Gaul:''' What Alesia! What do you want from Alesia! I don't even know where it is Alesa.
* Trapping Pakrat of the ''ComicBook/AtariForce'' second series in a corner causes him to come out of it fighting.
* In ''Bad Guys'', The Russian is a centuries-old vampire; many legends have grown about his exploits. Say the word "{{Dracula}}" or even so much as ''hint'' that he is or might be Dracula and he will murder you.
* Never try to convince ComicStrip/{{Baldo}}'s dad that [[GratuitousSpanish "Taco Bell Spanish"]] is actual Spanish.
* Don't call ''ComicBook/BarbWire'' "babe."
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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica: Steve Rogers is [[NiceGuy a wonderful human being]]. He's generous, forgiving, selfless, friendly, kind, and [[{{Adorkable}} actually kind of awkward and dorky]] at times when he's with [[TrueCompanions his]] [[Comicbook/TheAvengers family]]. However, he does have a few Berserk Buttons, and God help you if you press them.
** [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] in general. ComicBook/RedSkull in particular.
** [[TooDumbToLive Mocking Bucky's death]]. Oh ''god'', if you'd like your bones to remain unbroken, ''don't do it''.
* Wanna see a goofy villain turn downright frightening? Be around [[ComicBook/DarkwingDuck Quackerjack]] and mention "Negaduck".
* If talking to {{Deadpool}}, ''never'' mention Weapon X. Particularly not "the Workshop." You ''might'' get away with it if you were one of the other participants, but this is not a guarantee.
** Don't hurt kids or those with mental issues. Deadpool has a well-known soft for kids, and he empathizes with those who suffer from mental issues (due to suffering from them himself). And if you hurt a KID with mental issues (especially one you have authority over) he goes completely serious and will kill you pro bono. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness And there won't be a joke, not even a peep, from either of the other comedic "voices" in his head]].
* In the ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'', Scrooge [=McDuck=] doesn't like it when people disrespect his dead mother. [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Rosa/klondike/20.html Not]] [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Rosa/klondike/21.html one]] [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Rosa/klondike/22.html bit]]. He's also not too fond of people who try to take his [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Barks/1953/klondike/14.html gold]] or his [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Rosa/copper/11.html land]] or call his NumberOneDime "lucky."
* Don't compare Comicbook/{{Empowered}} to [[Music/JenniferLopez JLo]], or say anything else that might be misunderstood as "you're fat".
** Don't say anything about Sistah Spooky's race. Don't be a beautiful blonde girl. And so on.
* When talking to Snow White from ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', Don't. Mention. [[DepravedDwarf The Dwarfs]]. ''[[RapeAndRevenge Ever]]''.
* From ''ComicBook/FantasticFour:'' Whatever you do, don't mention The Trapster's former villainous handle, "Paste-Pot Pete."
** A quick way to get on Doctor Doom's bad side would be by implying that [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Reed Richards]] is intelligent, let alone more intelligent than Doom is.
* ''Never'' mention the name of Houdini around EvilSorcerer Abra Kadabra. Just don't. Also, he loathes not being the center of attention, and if someone else takes away applause from him.

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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica: Steve Rogers is [[NiceGuy a wonderful human being]]. He's generous, forgiving, selfless, friendly, kind, Comicbook/{{Deadshot}} has two. Mentioning his deceased son, and [[{{Adorkable}} actually kind of awkward and dorky]] at times when treating guns carelessly/like toys. It's not that he's with [[TrueCompanions his]] [[Comicbook/TheAvengers family]]. However, he does have a few Berserk Buttons, and God help you if you press them.
** [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]]
in general. ComicBook/RedSkull in particular.
** [[TooDumbToLive Mocking Bucky's death]]. Oh ''god'', if you'd like your bones
favor of gun control or anything, it just annoys him to remain unbroken, ''don't do it''.
* Wanna
see a goofy villain turn downright frightening? Be around [[ComicBook/DarkwingDuck Quackerjack]] and mention "Negaduck".
* If talking to {{Deadpool}}, ''never'' mention Weapon X. Particularly not "the Workshop." You ''might'' get away with it if you were one of
fine weapons in the other participants, but this is not a guarantee.
** Don't hurt kids or those with mental issues. Deadpool has a well-known soft for kids, and he empathizes with those who suffer from mental issues (due to suffering from them himself). And if you hurt a KID with mental issues (especially one you have authority over) he goes completely serious and will kill you pro bono. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness And there won't be a joke, not even a peep, from either
hands of the other comedic "voices" in his head]].
* In the ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'', Scrooge [=McDuck=] doesn't like it when people disrespect his dead mother. [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Rosa/klondike/20.html Not]] [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Rosa/klondike/21.html one]] [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Rosa/klondike/22.html bit]]. He's also not too fond of people who try to take his [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Barks/1953/klondike/14.html gold]] or his [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Rosa/copper/11.html land]] or call his NumberOneDime "lucky."
* Don't compare Comicbook/{{Empowered}} to [[Music/JenniferLopez JLo]], or say anything else that might be misunderstood as "you're fat".
** Don't say anything about Sistah Spooky's race. Don't be a beautiful blonde girl. And so on.
* When talking to Snow White from ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', Don't. Mention. [[DepravedDwarf The Dwarfs]]. ''[[RapeAndRevenge Ever]]''.
* From ''ComicBook/FantasticFour:'' Whatever you do, don't mention The Trapster's former villainous handle, "Paste-Pot Pete."
** A quick way to get on Doctor Doom's bad side would be by implying that [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Reed Richards]] is intelligent, let alone more intelligent than Doom is.
idiots.
* ''Never'' mention the name of Houdini around EvilSorcerer Abra Kadabra.Kadabra, a ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' villain. Just don't. Also, he loathes not being the center of attention, and if someone else takes away applause from him.



* In ''Webcomic/FreakAngels'', calling KK by her real name causes her to immediately go for your throat.



* Hunter Rose and Argent were essentially ''each other's'' Berserk Buttons in ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}''. Virtually everything and anything either one said or did to the other would set him off.
* ComicBook/{{Groo|The Wanderer}} is not a mendicant. Not even after he finds out what it means.

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* Hunter Rose and Argent were essentially ''each other's'' Berserk Buttons in ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}''. Virtually everything and Speaking of the ComicBook/SecretSix, don't bring up Scandal Savage's [[VandalSavage dad]] or do anything either to remind her of him. ''Just don't do it''. You'll be ''very'' lucky to still be in one said or did piece if you make him enter her mind. Actually, that's probably the easiest way to piss Scandal off, given that she is definitely the most AxCrazy of the team and has a ridiculously short fuse, and being insane.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Supergirl tells his cousin that they need to undertake a space mission to save an alien race from being wiped out. When Superman says he's sitting it out because he is very busy dealing with Earth concerns, she gets so mad she slaps him hard, calls him a coward and flies away.
** ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' showed the buttons of several characters:
*** God helps you if Supergirl realizes you're trying to manipulate her. Also, until she got her mind back right after getting her Red Ring, mentioning Superman around Kara was a bad idea.
*** If [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern Zilius Zox]]'s body doesn't look perfectly round, don't mention it. Just donít do it.
** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Franchise/{{Superman}} reacts... badly when he thinks her cousin is being threatened. ''Very badly''.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': As every employee of the ''Daily Planet'' can tell you, editor Perry White ''hates'' being called "Chief".

!!Marvel
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica: Steve Rogers is [[NiceGuy a wonderful human being]]. He's generous, forgiving, selfless, friendly, kind, and [[{{Adorkable}} actually kind of awkward and dorky]] at times when he's with [[TrueCompanions his]] [[Comicbook/TheAvengers family]]. However, he does have a few Berserk Buttons, and God help you if you press them.
** [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] in general. ComicBook/RedSkull in particular.
** [[TooDumbToLive Mocking Bucky's death]]. Oh ''god'', if you'd like your bones to remain unbroken, ''don't do it''.
* If talking to {{Deadpool}}, ''never'' mention Weapon X. Particularly not "the Workshop." You ''might'' get away with it if you were one of
the other would set him off.
* ComicBook/{{Groo|The Wanderer}}
participants, but this is not a mendicant. Not guarantee.
** Don't hurt kids or those with mental issues. Deadpool has a well-known soft for kids, and he empathizes with those who suffer from mental issues (due to suffering from them himself). And if you hurt a KID with mental issues (especially one you have authority over) he goes completely serious and will kill you pro bono. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness And there won't be a joke, not
even after he finds out what it means.a peep, from either of the other comedic "voices" in his head]].
* From ''ComicBook/FantasticFour:'' Whatever you do, don't mention The Trapster's former villainous handle, "Paste-Pot Pete."
** A quick way to get on Doctor Doom's bad side would be by implying that [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Reed Richards]] is intelligent, let alone more intelligent than Doom is.



* In ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', no-one should ever touch Bob's dice, as Nitro, an ex-Marine, discovered to his everlasting humiliation.
** Brian is the resident table flipper, but the best way to set him off is to mention his former imaginary girlfriend, Alexis.
** BA has an unfortunate habit of hitting Brian, Dave, and Bob's Berserk Buttons by teaching their characters a harsh lesson. They don't like that. Retribution, usually at the claws of BA's fifty-pound tomcat Colonel Prowler, frequently follows.
* A recently-recovered ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'' strip has Bum Bill Bee repeatedly stinging Ignatz over a deceptively realistic fake flower.
* In ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'', do not call Shosuro Yudoka or any of his subordinates a ninja. He absolutely hates that term, despite the fact that he's the Scorpion Clan's resident ninja master.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'': Don't interfere with Rosa if Gunther is around.
* Monica from the Brazilian comic ''ComicBook/MonicasGang''. Don't comment on her weight, height, how big her teeth are, or even worse, call her ugly, if you don't want a girl to beat you up using a plush rabbit.
* Bats in ''ComicBook/MouseGuard'' will absolutely ''flip out'' if it's suggested they aren't trustworthy. According to their own version of history, they were rejected by both sides in the war between land animals and birds due to be considered untrustworthy for no better reason than their appearance, and the fact that others continue to distrust them is an ''extreme'' racial sore spot.
* In '' ComicBook/MsTree'', Mike, Jr. has some pretty serious issues relating to homosexuals.
* Speaking of the Secret Six, don't bring up Scandal Savage's [[VandalSavage dad]] or do anything to remind her of him. ''Just don't do it''. You'll be ''very'' lucky to still be in one piece if you make him enter her mind. Actually, that's probably the easiest way to piss Scandal off, given that she is definitely the most AxCrazy of the team and has a ridiculously short fuse, and being insane.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Seconds}}'', [[spoiler:in the timelines where Max and Katie are married, any insinuations that the second restaurant belongs to only Katie as opposed to the two of them instantly put Max in a crappy mood]].
* In the ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics, Sonic himself has two in particular:
** After beating the everloving snot out of him, Dr. Robotnik claims that Sonic isn't strong, smart or ''fast'' enough to truly defeat him. This ends up activating Sonic's HeroicSecondWind, causing him to orbit the world in less than a minute to attack from behind in what can only be described as a "Sprint of Fury."



* In the Magazine/NintendoPower comic run of ''VideoGame/StarFox'', two things are known to piss Fox off immensely: [[DoNotCallMePaul calling him Junior]] and suggesting that he and the team raid anything other than Imperial ships, which is one of the only times he goes into GlowingEyesOfDoom mode. The other time [[spoiler:is near the end of the comic when one of two clones of Andross reveals that the original Andross killed his mother with a bomb meant for his father and that he'd sabotaged his father's ship so it'd be lost in the Black Hole, which sets him into UnstoppableRage mode]].
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
** Boba Fett is the consummate professional: he never makes jobs personal and never allows emotions to enter the mix. Jodo Kast crossed the line by impersonating him and cashing in on his rep, but even then Fett was cold and professional about taking him out. However, when he finally incapacitated the upstart and removed his helmet, he utterly lost his cool. Why? Because Kast was ''no one.'' He wasn't anyone Fett recognized and he definitely wasn't a Mandalorian--he didn't deserve the armor, he hadn't earned the right to wear it...he just used it because he thought it looked cool. It was a disgusting insult to Fett's heritage, and one of the only times in his adult life where he showed anger.
** Jek Porkins, the first Rebel pilot to be killed in the attack on the Death Star, was noticeably overweight, and a tad sensitive about it. While on a mission with the rest of the squad, some thugs tried to extort money from them. Things were tense until one of them made a fat joke about Jek, after which the whole group was left spitting teeth out on the ground.



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Supergirl tells his cousin that they need to undertake a space mission to save an alien race from being wiped out. When Superman says he's sitting it out because he is very busy dealing with Earth concerns, she gets so mad she slaps him hard, calls him a coward and flies away.
** ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' showed the buttons of several characters:
*** God helps you if Supergirl realizes you're trying to manipulate her. Also, until she got her mind back right after getting her Red Ring, mentioning Superman around Kara was a bad idea.
*** If [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern Zilius Zox]]'s body doesn't look perfectly round, don't mention it. Just donít do it.
** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Franchise/{{Superman}} reacts... badly when he thinks her cousin is being threatened. ''Very badly''.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': As every employee of the ''Daily Planet'' can tell you, editor Perry White ''hates'' being called "Chief".
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''
** Professor Calculus ("Tournesol" in the original French) does this when someone suggests he is "playing the goat." Given the professor's notoriously poor hearing, he is likely to blow up if he hears the phrase "playing the goat" -- or anything that sounds remotely similar -- used in any context. Another berserk button is getting his hat knocked off.
** Also Captain Haddock if you take away his whisky.
** Racist people for Tintin.
* ComicBook/DeathsHead from the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' and Marvel comics hates it when people call him a bounty hunter. He prefers "Freelance Peacekeeping Agent," yes?
* In ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', [[BloodKnight Whirl]] drinks something known as the Berserker Button (named for this very trope) and after having a few, he goes into a violent rage when asked for the time. This sounds like some kind of RantInducingSlight [[spoiler: until you learn that he used to be a talented watchmaker, before the [[CorruptPolitician Senate]] ''had his head and hands cut off'' and replaced with a CyberCyclops mono-eye and crude clamp-claws to force him to do their dirty work.]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'': Spider Jerusalem is [[HairTriggerTemper a switchboard of Berserk Buttons looking for an operator]], but ''god help you'' if he finds out that you've abused your authority.



* In the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' comics, Tycho Celchu of Alderaan does not take kindly to hearing the [[PlanetOfHats planet's stereotype]], pacifism, extended into "[[http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9187/swrstro221.jpg cowardice]]," or [[http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7245/blz18.jpg being told]] that as an Alderaanian he can't be a warrior. Or people who [[http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3926/blz19dn1.jpg say Endor never happened]].
-->'''Tycho''': "I just want you to know - not all Alderaanians are pacifists!"



* Comicbook/{{Deadshot}} has two. Mentioning his deceased son, and treating guns carelessly/like toys. It's not that he's in favor of gun control or anything, it just annoys him to see fine weapons in the hands of idiots.

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!!Other
* Comicbook/{{Deadshot}} ''Franchise/ArchieComics'':
** A story titled "By Hook or Crook"
has two. Mentioning Jughead visiting the Chocolate Shoppe when a pair of burglars are robbing it. He initially cowers alongside Pop Tate when the robbers take the money, a painting, and the silverware; but when they're about to take all the hamburger meat in Pop's freezer, that's when he starts throwing punches and taking them down.
** A more well-known example from the same comics would be Moose on ''anyone'' (usually Reggie) who tries to flirt with
his deceased son, and treating guns carelessly/like toys. It's girl Midge.
* This trope forms a large part of the humour in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''.
** Never call Obelix fat, unless you want to be on the receiving end of a MegatonPunch. [[IAmBigBoned His chest's just slipped a bit]], that's all.
** Never harm a tree in front of Obelix's dog, Dogmatix. The little canine will sink his teeth into your buttocks, after which Obelix will bash your face in for upsetting his pet.
** Whenever anyone points out the fact that Unhygienix's fish are
not fresh, a brawl ensues. In ''Asterix in Corsica'', we learn that this is his young son's Berserk Button, too.
** [[DreadfulMusician Cacofonix]] announcing
that he's going to sing acts as a universal Berserk Button for the entire village, especially Fulliautomatix. At a certain point, the gods are annoyed at this too, since it starts raining when he sings.
** [[BadassGrandpa Geriatrix]] may ''look'' like a feeble old guy, but make ga-ga eyes at his young hot wife, and he might stick his walking stick up your where the sun don't shine. Also, do ''not'' call him old.
** Don't ever mention the [[UndefeatableLittleVillage Gaulish Village]] that still holds out against the invaders (or its invincible occupants)
in favor front of gun control or anything, Julius Caesar. You will find yourself in the circus - and given [[AncientRome the time period]], that ''[[BloodSport doesn't]]'' [[CircusOfFear mean]] [[GladiatorGames trapezes and clowns]].
** Carferrix gets mad if you talk to his sister. And if he founds that you find her attractive he will kill you, [[MortonsFork if he founds that you don't think of her as attractive he will kill you too]].
** ''Asterix and the Roman Agent'', in which the latter half of the title (a fellow called Tortuous Convolvulus) can create disputes and brawls simply by ''showing up'', is practically a guide to the characters' berserk buttons. Including Julius Caesar's ("GULLIBLE, ME?!?"). He has a pride thing.
** Don't ask a Gaul where Alesia is. [[spoiler:Alesia is the place where Vercingetorix was defeated by the Romans in Real Life.]] Apart from Asterix and Obelix. Asterix because he is not immaturely patriotic to have
it just annoys and Obelix because he is too oblivious to have it. Part of the joke was that when it as written it wasn't clear where Alesia was and the author gave this as an explanation.
-->'''Gaul:''' What Alesia! What do you want from Alesia! I don't even know where it is Alesa.
* Trapping Pakrat of the ''ComicBook/AtariForce'' second series in a corner causes
him to see fine weapons in come out of it fighting.
* In ''Bad Guys'', The Russian is a centuries-old vampire; many legends have grown about his exploits. Say
the hands of idiots.word "{{Dracula}}" or even so much as ''hint'' that he is or might be Dracula and he will murder you.
* Never try to convince ComicStrip/{{Baldo}}'s dad that [[GratuitousSpanish "Taco Bell Spanish"]] is actual Spanish.
* Don't call ''ComicBook/BarbWire'' "babe."


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* ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comics. Wanna see a goofy villain turn downright frightening? Be around Quackerjack and mention "Negaduck".
* In the ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'', Scrooge [=McDuck=] doesn't like it when people disrespect his dead mother. [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Rosa/klondike/20.html Not]] [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Rosa/klondike/21.html one]] [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Rosa/klondike/22.html bit]]. He's also not too fond of people who try to take his [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Barks/1953/klondike/14.html gold]] or his [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Rosa/copper/11.html land]] or call his NumberOneDime "lucky."
* Don't compare Comicbook/{{Empowered}} to [[Music/JenniferLopez JLo]], or say anything else that might be misunderstood as "you're fat".
** Don't say anything about Sistah Spooky's race. Don't be a beautiful blonde girl. And so on.
* When talking to Snow White from ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', Don't. Mention. [[DepravedDwarf The Dwarfs]]. ''[[RapeAndRevenge Ever]]''.
* In ''Webcomic/FreakAngels'', calling KK by her real name causes her to immediately go for your throat.
* Hunter Rose and Argent were essentially ''each other's'' Berserk Buttons in ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}''. Virtually everything and anything either one said or did to the other would set him off.
* ComicBook/{{Groo|The Wanderer}} is not a mendicant. Not even after he finds out what it means.
* In ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', no-one should ever touch Bob's dice, as Nitro, an ex-Marine, discovered to his everlasting humiliation.
** Brian is the resident table flipper, but the best way to set him off is to mention his former imaginary girlfriend, Alexis.
** BA has an unfortunate habit of hitting Brian, Dave, and Bob's Berserk Buttons by teaching their characters a harsh lesson. They don't like that. Retribution, usually at the claws of BA's fifty-pound tomcat Colonel Prowler, frequently follows.
* A recently-recovered ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'' strip has Bum Bill Bee repeatedly stinging Ignatz over a deceptively realistic fake flower.
* In ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'', do not call Shosuro Yudoka or any of his subordinates a ninja. He absolutely hates that term, despite the fact that he's the Scorpion Clan's resident ninja master.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'': Don't interfere with Rosa if Gunther is around.


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* Monica from the Brazilian comic ''ComicBook/MonicasGang''. Don't comment on her weight, height, how big her teeth are, or even worse, call her ugly, if you don't want a girl to beat you up using a plush rabbit.
* Bats in ''ComicBook/MouseGuard'' will absolutely ''flip out'' if it's suggested they aren't trustworthy. According to their own version of history, they were rejected by both sides in the war between land animals and birds due to be considered untrustworthy for no better reason than their appearance, and the fact that others continue to distrust them is an ''extreme'' racial sore spot.
* In '' ComicBook/MsTree'', Mike, Jr. has some pretty serious issues relating to homosexuals.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Seconds}}'', [[spoiler:in the timelines where Max and Katie are married, any insinuations that the second restaurant belongs to only Katie as opposed to the two of them instantly put Max in a crappy mood]].
* In the ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics, Sonic himself has two in particular:
** After beating the everloving snot out of him, Dr. Robotnik claims that Sonic isn't strong, smart or ''fast'' enough to truly defeat him. This ends up activating Sonic's HeroicSecondWind, causing him to orbit the world in less than a minute to attack from behind in what can only be described as a "Sprint of Fury."
* In the Magazine/NintendoPower comic run of ''VideoGame/StarFox'', two things are known to piss Fox off immensely: [[DoNotCallMePaul calling him Junior]] and suggesting that he and the team raid anything other than Imperial ships, which is one of the only times he goes into GlowingEyesOfDoom mode. The other time [[spoiler:is near the end of the comic when one of two clones of Andross reveals that the original Andross killed his mother with a bomb meant for his father and that he'd sabotaged his father's ship so it'd be lost in the Black Hole, which sets him into UnstoppableRage mode]].
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
** Boba Fett is the consummate professional: he never makes jobs personal and never allows emotions to enter the mix. Jodo Kast crossed the line by impersonating him and cashing in on his rep, but even then Fett was cold and professional about taking him out. However, when he finally incapacitated the upstart and removed his helmet, he utterly lost his cool. Why? Because Kast was ''no one.'' He wasn't anyone Fett recognized and he definitely wasn't a Mandalorian--he didn't deserve the armor, he hadn't earned the right to wear it...he just used it because he thought it looked cool. It was a disgusting insult to Fett's heritage, and one of the only times in his adult life where he showed anger.
** Jek Porkins, the first Rebel pilot to be killed in the attack on the Death Star, was noticeably overweight, and a tad sensitive about it. While on a mission with the rest of the squad, some thugs tried to extort money from them. Things were tense until one of them made a fat joke about Jek, after which the whole group was left spitting teeth out on the ground.
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''
** Professor Calculus ("Tournesol" in the original French) does this when someone suggests he is "playing the goat." Given the professor's notoriously poor hearing, he is likely to blow up if he hears the phrase "playing the goat" -- or anything that sounds remotely similar -- used in any context. Another berserk button is getting his hat knocked off.
** Also Captain Haddock if you take away his whisky.
** Racist people for Tintin.
* ComicBook/DeathsHead from the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' and Marvel comics hates it when people call him a bounty hunter. He prefers "Freelance Peacekeeping Agent," yes?
* In ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', [[BloodKnight Whirl]] drinks something known as the Berserker Button (named for this very trope) and after having a few, he goes into a violent rage when asked for the time. This sounds like some kind of RantInducingSlight [[spoiler: until you learn that he used to be a talented watchmaker, before the [[CorruptPolitician Senate]] ''had his head and hands cut off'' and replaced with a CyberCyclops mono-eye and crude clamp-claws to force him to do their dirty work.]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'': Spider Jerusalem is [[HairTriggerTemper a switchboard of Berserk Buttons looking for an operator]], but ''god help you'' if he finds out that you've abused your authority.
* In the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' comics, Tycho Celchu of Alderaan does not take kindly to hearing the [[PlanetOfHats planet's stereotype]], pacifism, extended into "[[http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9187/swrstro221.jpg cowardice]]," or [[http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7245/blz18.jpg being told]] that as an Alderaanian he can't be a warrior. Or people who [[http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3926/blz19dn1.jpg say Endor never happened]].
-->'''Tycho''': "I just want you to know - not all Alderaanians are pacifists!"
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** Carferrix gets mad if you talk to his sister.

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** Carferrix gets mad if you talk to his sister. And if he founds that you find her attractive he will kill you, [[MortonsFork if he founds that you don't think of her as attractive he will kill you too]].
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** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Franchise/{{Superman}} reacts... badly when he thinks her cousin is being threatened. ''Very badly''.
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** Don't ask a Gaul where Alesia is. [[spoiler:Alesia is the place where Vercingetorix was defeated by the Romans in Real Life.]] Apart from Asterix and Obelix. Asterix because he is not immaturely patriotic to have it and Obelix because he is too oblivious to have it.

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** Don't ask a Gaul where Alesia is. [[spoiler:Alesia is the place where Vercingetorix was defeated by the Romans in Real Life.]] Apart from Asterix and Obelix. Asterix because he is not immaturely patriotic to have it and Obelix because he is too oblivious to have it. Part of the joke was that when it as written it wasn't clear where Alesia was and the author gave this as an explanation.
-->'''Gaul:''' What Alesia! What do you want from Alesia! I don't even know where it is Alesa.


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* Comicbook/{{Blacksad}} being a black cat with a white patch on his face puts him at odds with both racist group. When the white fur supremacist tried kicking him out of a non colored restaurant he snarked and kick his ass. When a black horse tried putting paint on his white patch he points a gun at his guts, telling him to back off.
* Joe Dalton from Comicbook/LuckyLuke has a HairTriggerTemper already, but the mere mention of Luke will make him sees red. One reason why the Daltons, who otherwise are stupid but accurate gunslingers, can't hit Luke is because Joe becomes so enraged he empties his revolver blindly at that cowboy's direction.
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** It is ''not'' a good idea to threaten children around him, especially if said child happens to be one of his sidekicks.
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