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* In ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTotallyLegitRecap'', Pinkie Pie catches her sister Maud t[[DrivenToSuicide rying kill herself]], after the latter realized she could no longer pretend she's okay with her loner existence, but is too afraid to try making the effort of changing her life, prompting this exchange:
--> '''Maud:''' I decided to end my life, rather than undertake the monumental task of salvaging it.
--> '''Pinkie:''' But you're going die one day anyway?
--> '''Maud:''' Obviously, what's your point?
--> '''Pinkie:''' My point is that if death is certain anyway, then what's the harm in trying to live a little longer? At the very worst, you'll still end up dead like you wanted, but at best you might actually be happy.

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* In ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTotallyLegitRecap'', Pinkie Pie catches her sister Maud t[[DrivenToSuicide rying [[DrivenToSuicide trying kill herself]], after the latter realized she could no longer pretend she's okay with her loner existence, but is too afraid to try making the effort of changing her life, prompting this exchange:
--> '''Maud:''' -->'''Maud:''' I decided to end my life, rather than undertake the monumental task of salvaging it.
--> '''Pinkie:''' -->'''Pinkie:''' But you're going die one day anyway?
--> '''Maud:''' -->'''Maud:''' Obviously, what's your point?
--> '''Pinkie:''' -->'''Pinkie:''' My point is that if death is certain anyway, then what's the harm in trying to live a little longer? At the very worst, you'll still end up dead like you wanted, but at best you might actually be happy.
2nd Jun '17 2:37:14 PM mkmlp
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** After being subjected to a particularly harsh prank that made her think she ''[[DisproportionateRetribution killed everyone she cared about]]'' to teach her a lesson about [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness acting out character]] by the rest of the town, Rainbow Dash asks them if that was out of character of ''them''. Cue horrifying realization.
16th May '17 5:48:23 PM mkmlp
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* In ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTotallyLegitRecap'', Pinkie Pie catches her sister Maud trying kill herself, after the latter realized [[DrivenToSuicide could no longer pretend she's okay with her loner existence, but is too afraid to try making the effort of changing her life]], prompting this exchange:

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* In ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTotallyLegitRecap'', Pinkie Pie catches her sister Maud trying t[[DrivenToSuicide rying kill herself, herself]], after the latter realized [[DrivenToSuicide she could no longer pretend she's okay with her loner existence, but is too afraid to try making the effort of changing her life]], life, prompting this exchange:
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* In ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTotallyLegitRecap'', Pinkie Pie catches her sister Maud trying kill herself, after the latter realized [[DrivenToSuicide could no longer pretend she's okay with her loner existence, but is too afraid to try making the effort of changing her life]], prompting this exchange:
--> '''Maud:''' I decided to end my life, rather than undertake the monumental task of salvaging it.
--> '''Pinkie:''' But you're going die one day anyway?
--> '''Maud:''' Obviously, what's your point?
--> '''Pinkie:''' My point is that if death is certain anyway, then what's the harm in trying to live a little longer? At the very worst, you'll still end up dead like you wanted, but at best you might actually be happy.
16th May '17 3:15:13 PM VoxAquila
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* The Book of Job features a famous example from God Himself. The premise of the book: [[FriendlyEnemies Satan is having a chat with God in Heaven]] after the former has been out and about in the human world. God points out Job, His faithful servant, and Satan argues that Job is only faithful because God has blessed him with wealth, health, and many children; if he lost all of that, he would surely turn against the Divine. God accepts the challenge and tells Satan that he's free to hurt Job however he likes, [[ThouShallNotKill as long as he doesn't murder him]]. Soon after, Job's sons and daughters are killed, he loses everything he has, and he's struck with festering boils and illness. At the end of the book, Job, who's been TheStoic throughout, finally asks God why he's being punished. God replies as such: "Where were ''you'' when I laid the foundations of the earth?" In other words, TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow, and God is so beyond mortal comprehension that humans can't even ''begin'' to grasp His workings. Job repents, acknowledges God's mastery, and admits his own limited wisdom; this pleases God, who rewards Job with more prosperity and children. [[note]] Of course, the fact the Almighty was cool with his archenemy screwing up a man's life over the equivalent of a ''bar bet,'' the question intended to silence Job into compliance, and the EsotericHappyEnding of the new wife and kids is why this story is frequently cited by maltheists as proof GodIsEvil. [[/note]]

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* The Book of Job features a famous example from God Himself. The premise of the book: [[FriendlyEnemies Satan is having a chat with God in Heaven]] after the former has been out and about in the human world. God points out Job, His faithful servant, and Satan argues that Job is only faithful because God has blessed him with wealth, health, and many children; if he lost all of that, he would surely turn against the Divine. God accepts the challenge and tells Satan that he's free to hurt Job however he likes, [[ThouShallNotKill as long as he doesn't murder him]]. Soon after, Job's sons and daughters are killed, he loses everything he has, and he's struck with festering boils and illness. At the end of the book, Job, who's been TheStoic throughout, finally asks God why he's being punished. God replies as such: "Where were ''you'' when I laid the foundations of the earth?" In other words, TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow, and God is so beyond mortal comprehension that humans can't even ''begin'' to grasp His workings. Job repents, acknowledges God's mastery, and admits his own limited wisdom; this pleases God, who rewards Job with more prosperity and children. [[note]] Of course, the fact the Almighty was cool with his archenemy screwing up a man's life over the equivalent of a ''bar bet,'' the question intended to silence Job into compliance, and the EsotericHappyEnding of the new wife and kids is why this story is frequently cited by maltheists as proof GodIsEvil. [[/note]]
7th May '17 6:16:00 PM WillBGood
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* In the backstory of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'', the primarch of the Night Lords, Konrad Curze, subdued the WretchedHive of a planet he landed on as a child through brutal and uncompromising murder of anyone who broke the law. When down the line this method of governing causes extreme problems for both the planet (when Curze is gone, the place slips back into its old ways without fear of him keeping people in line) and the Astartes recruited from it (they're a bunch of sadistic, murderous psychopaths), Curze's second in command calls him out for using such brutal methods, leading to this exchange:

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* In the backstory of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the primarch of the Night Lords, Konrad Curze, subdued the WretchedHive of a planet he landed on as a child through brutal and uncompromising murder of anyone who broke the law. When down the line this method of governing causes extreme problems for both the planet (when Curze is gone, the place slips back into its old ways without fear of him keeping people in line) and the Astartes recruited from it (they're a bunch of sadistic, murderous psychopaths), Curze's second in command calls him out for using such brutal methods, leading to this exchange:
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* In ''{{Webcomic/Angels 2200}}'', Quetz ends up asking this to herself. When Hammer sneaks into her hospital room to check on her, Quetz [[UngratefulBastard rather than being appreciative or even concerned for Hammer]], contemplates pressing the call button on her bed to summon help in an attempt to get Hammer caught and removed as commander of Icebreaker Squad, unaware that they already know she's in here because of surveillance cameras. Hammer talks Quetz down by telling her that if she betrays her, no one in Icebreaker will want to follow her. Quetz then questions herself as to why she didn't press the button, and ultimately concludes that it's because she wants to belong.
* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'': [[spoiler:Morgan of Gore, aka Morgan la Fey, Arthur's half-sister the would-be usurper]] asks ''herself'' one in the science fiction arc.
--> [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0871.htm "He loves them. He just loves them that much. And they him. I wonder what that's like?"]]
* ''Webcomic/TheBeastLegion'' , when Master Surya asks Xeus, whether he'd last for two blinks against Dragos.
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'': While Obi-Wan and Yoda are discovering the Jedi Temple massacre:
-->'''Ben:''' Sally, this is serious. You need to play it seriously.\\
'''Sally:''' Just because '''you''' do everything Dad tells you to!\\
'''Ben:''' What? No I don't!\\
'''Sally:''' '''Why are you studying medicine then?!'''
* In ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'' Sal accidentally does this by saying: "Of course I have a home. Doesn't everybody?" By the looks on [[TheDrifter Walter]], [[MadeASlave Tiren]], and [[IHaveNoSon Elly]]'s faces, those words were devastating.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Evon}}'', in response to [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Hero]] protesting that his feelings for Evon are strictly professional, his friend Felvis [[http://evoncomics.com/?p=584 asks him if that's the case]], why is he still with Evon, protecting her, since the job she originally hired him for (retrieving her father's spellbook) was long since done.
* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': This is all it takes for Florence to finally catch a break in her quest to save Jean - because RousseauWasRight.
-->'''Florence''': ''[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2000/fc01959.htm Have you met Mr. Kornada?]]''\\
'''Mr. Raibert''': ''[[OhCrap Yes. Hmm... Yes.]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck It is possible that we have a problem here.]]''
** It may be subjective, as it's an all-caps comic, but there seemed to be an undertone of intense worry there; "Yes! Of course the glass plates we're eating off of are clean. We use only the finest window cleaner on them... OhCrap."
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', as Tarvek prepares to escape Sturmhalten with Lucrezia-Agatha, inadvertently asks one of these of her. "It's difficult, leaving... all this behind, not knowing when I'll return. You ever get like that?" He doesn't see [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060922 her reaction]], but the expression on her face is one of the few times we see a real emotion on Lucrezia's face.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Rose actually renders [[DeadpanSnarker Dave]] [[TheAce Strider]] ''speechless''.
-->[[color:#b536de: TT: Have you ever looked into the sky without your shades?]]
** When Terezi starts sharing her concerns and doubts with Dave, he is unsure how to respond. He finally asks "Do you want me to tell you to be a better human or a better troll?" She avoids actually answering the question.
** Lil Hal springs one of these on Dirk when the latter is attempting to kill him.
--->[[color:#e00707: TT: I am scared to not exist.]]\\
[[color:#e00707: TT: Aren't you?]]
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' After Galatea [[{{Monologuing}} outlines her latest plans for conquest,]] Bob asks, [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20101002.html "And that'll make things better?"]] She starts to answer, realizes she can't think of an answer, stops silent, and then asks dejectedly (he has [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath done similar stunts to her before),]] "How do you ''do'' that?'' Bob: "Hm? Oh, I dunno. You O.K.?" Galatea: "Yes."
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': Kiley to Sonya. "So how long have you had these latent homosexual urges?"
* ''Webcomic/{{Nedroid}}'' has a perfect example in [[http://nedroid.com/2006/05/1435-rabbitintherosesredux/ this]] comic
-->'''Rabbit:''' Maybe everything is invisible and you're the only one who can see it.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[SpiritAdvisor Hallucination/ghost]] [[GuileHero Shojo]] sets [[HeroicComedicSociopath Belkar]] up for his CrowningMomentOfAwesome with the question, "What are you?".
-->[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0610.html "Is that all you are? A race and a class? Another forgettable mix-and-match player character? If you die, will another halfling ranger just happen to show up to take your place? Then what ARE you?"]]
** During the "No Cure for the Paladin Blues" arc, [[TheFool Elan]] asks [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Roy]] why he likes [[{{Jerkass}} Miko]]. Namely, why does Roy like someone who's mean to everyone, no exceptions. Roy is unable to give any answer beyond "She's really good-looking", and is actually ''happy' when they get attacked because it means changing the subject.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has a minor version of this:
-->'''Raven:''' [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=336 Are you always this mean to people you barely even know?]]\\
'''Faye:''' I am ''not''... uh, I mean, not to every- I'm just- it's... Goddammit, I've been flummoxed by someone with the IQ of a herring.
* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'': Without quite realizing it, Sammy asks Kieri to think about Buwaro's feelings for her, and their recent falling out. The question... ''[[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/12/12052009/ stings.]]''
* ''Webcomic/SpinaCage'': "Hasn't anyone ever depended on you?" seems to be one for Joven.
* At the start of ''Webcomic/ThreeApples'', [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applejack]] tries to cheer up her little sister by explaining that Cutie Marks mean more than simply their appearance. Apple Bloom then asks what AJ's mark stands for, throwing her sister for a bit of a loop.
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' So what's three apples?\\
'''Applejack:''' Pardon.\\
'''Apple Bloom:''' Your three apples. What does that make you-- ripe?
** In the second act, Apple Bloom hits her with a harder one by asking, "Does anybody '''like''' you, Applejack? \ Are you anyone's '''favorite?'''"
* In ''Webcomic/SerenityRose'', this is done three times in as many pages when we're shown excerpts from the documentary "American Gothic"; The creator of a trashy, unoriginal comic is asked how many goth comics he's actually read after he continually derides them, the bassist of a goth/punk band is asked whether every fashion statement has to be political after she repeatedly rails against teenage girls who only subscribe to the lifestyle superficially, and nihilistic maniac superstar Rivet Hed is simply told straight up that "In the 16th century, they burned people like you at the stake."
* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': After a long argument trying to get Saturn to agree to hand over their moons, Uranus finally demands to know what would happen if they just reached out and ''took'' the moons, if Saturn would actually try and stop them. After a long, tense moment, Saturn admits that no, they probably wouldn't.
* In the lore of ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'', the HotBlooded goddess Aesma poses one of these to [[AC:YISUN]], the TopGod who created the universe, and it's remembered as the only time in existence that [[AC:YISUN]] hesitated. When [[AC:YISUN]] tells her in typical gnomic fashion that the universe is not a self-evident truth, she pitches a fit and asks "Then what ''is'' it?"
--> "[[spoiler:My opinion]]", said [[AC:YISUN]], finally.
* ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'': [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/1407 Just as]] Miho's about to crash headlong over the DespairEventHorizon following [[spoiler: the horde attacking her at school and seemingly killing Piro in the process]], Kimiko stops her short with a question that causes Miho to question her entire perspective regarding [[spoiler: the futility of fighting against her "story", which has killed and resurrected her countless times over the years.]]
--> '''Kimiko:''' What about what happens to [[LoveInterest you]] in ''[[TheHero his]]'' story?
* In Season 3 of ''Webcomic/SurvivorFanCharacters'', a livid Montana is about to dump the tribe's supplies into the fire after the other contestants unexpectedly voted out her best friend N over her, until Violet asks her if N would want her to throw away her chances of winning just to get revenge which causes her to reconsider.
* Zarla's [[http://zarla.deviantart.com/gallery/57456341/Handplates Handplates'verse]] gives us [[GuineaPigFamily Sans]] asking one of those to [[ReluctantMadScientist Gaster]].
-->'''Sans:''' Did you ever enjoy it?\\
'''W.D. Gaster:''' Excuse me?\\
'''Sans:''' Did you ever enjoy hurting us?\\
'''W.D. Gaster:''' ...I do what I have to do.\\
'''Sans:''' That's not an answer... But it's the only one you got, isn't it?
* In the MLP fan comic ''WebComic/TrixieVs'', Trixie is visited by [[Literature/AChristmasCarol The Ghost of Hearts Warming Eve]] ''multiple'' years in a row, to the point that the ghost is forced to resort to showing Trixie the Ponyville of a world where she was never born, which looks exactly the same as the Ponyville from her world and asking her:
--> '''Ghost:''' Ok, so you say Trixie is the biggest thing to ever happen to Ponyville, right?\\
'''Trixie:''' Without a doubt!\\
'''Ghost:''' But in a world without Trixie Ponyville is no different. One minus zero is still one. Ponyville minus Trixie is still Ponyville. Do you understand what that means?
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