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22nd Feb '17 11:07:35 AM kazokuhouou
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* In ''VideoGame/IllusionsOfLoyalty'', it's ''"Ideals? A few flimsy ideals were worth all this? How many died, Brother?"'' The protagonist, Julius Logan, asks this to his brother, Bruce, the night before his execution, and he can only say that he’s not afraid of death, which Logan scoffs at. [[spoiler: In the end, Bruce’s ghost asks the same question of Julius, after his actions in the service of the opposite ideal have ''also'' caused him to end up in the very same cell, on the eve of his execution. The reply is also the same.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/IllusionsOfLoyalty'', it's ''"Ideals? A few flimsy ideals were worth all this? How many died, Brother?"'' The protagonist, Julius Logan, asks this to his brother, Bruce, the night before his execution, and he can only say that he’s not afraid of death, which Logan scoffs at. [[spoiler: In the end, Bruce’s Bruce’s ghost asks the same question of Julius, after his actions in the service of the opposite ideal have ''also'' caused him to end up in the very same cell, on the eve of his execution. The reply is also the same.]]


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** What finally convinces Nathan that there may be something to the prophecy surrounding Dethklok is when Ishnifus asks him "What drove you to destroy your record?".
21st Feb '17 10:04:33 PM LegalAssassin
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** During Sans' judgement, if you've played through more than once [[spoiler: and killed Papyrus]] he asks if you should use any special power responsibly. If you answer "yes," he then asks [[spoiler: "Then why'd you kill my brother?"]]
21st Feb '17 4:45:41 PM kazokuhouou
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* The climax of the rehab scene in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}} episode "Rehabklok" is the doctors asking Pickles why he drinks, and then pointing out if he doesn't admit to them (and himself) the real reason he's TheAlcoholic, he'll never get to play in the band again.
21st Feb '17 11:55:17 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' had two examples, both involving the main character asking Jasmine the same question. The first is before they leap from the building while Jasmine's "undercover", and the second segues into "A Whole New World":
-->'''Aladdin:''' ''Do you trust me?''



* Spoofed in the ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' segment "Easy Bake Coven", where Marge is accused of being a witch and is about to be pushed off a cliff [[MortonsFork as a test]]:
-->'''Lisa:''' Wait! Doesn't the Bible say "[[AsTheGoodBookSays Judge not lest ye be judged]]"?\\
''(townspeople talk amongst themselves)''\\
'''Chief Wiggum:''' [[IgnoredEpiphany The Bible says a lot of things. Push her!]]
** From "The Principal and the Pauper":
-->'''Agnes:''' ''(reminiscing)'' Now there was a weenie you could be proud to call your son.\\
'''Marge:''' Did you ever tell him that?\\
''([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Agnes looks regretful]])''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' had "The Ancient One", where Leonardo, frustrated with their crushing defeat at the hands of Shredder, was seeking out the Ancient One in order to train to become stronger to avoid such an event in the future. Near the climax of the episode, he's pitted against a stone golem that taunts him over his weakness, causing him to fly into a rage and hack at it's head, yelling that he did everything that he could, and that there was nothing more he could do to stop Shredder at the time. When the golem's head crumbles, it reveals Leonardo's own face within.
-->'''Ancient One:''' If there was nothing more you could do, why do you punish yourself so?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' had two examples, both involving the main character asking Jasmine the same question. The first is before they leap from the building while Jasmine's "undercover", and the second segues into "A Whole New World":
-->'''Aladdin:''' ''Do you trust me?''

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* Spoofed ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E13TrialsOfTheDarksaber "Trials of the Darksaber"]]: [[WarriorTherapist Kanan]] is trying to get Sabine to discuss her issues so they don't get
in the ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' segment "Easy Bake Coven", where Marge is accused way of being a witch her sword training, and is about to be pushed off taunts her by saying that in Mandalorian culture, she's considered a cliff [[MortonsFork as a test]]:
-->'''Lisa:''' Wait! Doesn't the Bible say "[[AsTheGoodBookSays Judge not lest ye be judged]]"?\\
''(townspeople talk amongst themselves)''\\
'''Chief Wiggum:''' [[IgnoredEpiphany The Bible
coward for running away. Sabine says a lot that's not true, so Kanan asks:
-->''[ignites his lightsaber to block her swing]'' "Then ''what's the truth''?"
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelss3E14LegacyOfMandalore "Legacy
of things. Push her!]]
** From "The Principal
Mandalore"]]: Kanan does it again, during [[spoiler:the duel between Sabine and the Pauper":
-->'''Agnes:''' ''(reminiscing)'' Now there was a weenie you could be proud to call your son.\\
'''Marge:''' Did you ever tell him that?\\
''([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Agnes looks regretful]])''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' had "The Ancient One", where Leonardo, frustrated with their crushing defeat at the hands of Shredder, was seeking out the Ancient One in order to train to become stronger to avoid such an event
Gar Saxon, when Sabine's mother Ursa says that no one can interfere in the future. Near the climax of the episode, he's pitted against a stone golem that taunts him over his weakness, causing him to fly into a rage and hack at duel because it's head, yelling Mandalorian custom. Kanan asks her what she values more, Mandalorian customs or her daughter's life. She can't think of a good answer to that he did everything that he could, question, and that there was nothing more ends up proving it's her daughter's life when she guns down Saxon after he could do tries to stop Shredder at shoot Sabine in the time. When the golem's head crumbles, it reveals Leonardo's own face within.
-->'''Ancient One:''' If there was nothing more you could do, why do you punish yourself so?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' had two examples, both involving the main character asking Jasmine the same question. The first is before they leap from the building while Jasmine's "undercover", and the second segues into "A Whole New World":
-->'''Aladdin:''' ''Do you trust me?''
back after losing.]]


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* Spoofed in the ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' segment "Easy Bake Coven", where Marge is accused of being a witch and is about to be pushed off a cliff [[MortonsFork as a test]]:
-->'''Lisa:''' Wait! Doesn't the Bible say "[[AsTheGoodBookSays Judge not lest ye be judged]]"?\\
''(townspeople talk amongst themselves)''\\
'''Chief Wiggum:''' [[IgnoredEpiphany The Bible says a lot of things. Push her!]]
** From "The Principal and the Pauper":
-->'''Agnes:''' ''(reminiscing)'' Now there was a weenie you could be proud to call your son.\\
'''Marge:''' Did you ever tell him that?\\
''([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Agnes looks regretful]])''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' had "The Ancient One", where Leonardo, frustrated with their crushing defeat at the hands of Shredder, was seeking out the Ancient One in order to train to become stronger to avoid such an event in the future. Near the climax of the episode, he's pitted against a stone golem that taunts him over his weakness, causing him to fly into a rage and hack at it's head, yelling that he did everything that he could, and that there was nothing more he could do to stop Shredder at the time. When the golem's head crumbles, it reveals Leonardo's own face within.
-->'''Ancient One:''' If there was nothing more you could do, why do you punish yourself so?
20th Feb '17 8:58:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': When the governor of Nevada asks the commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation what Grant should have done, if not enlarging Hoover Dam with sandbags.
19th Feb '17 12:46:36 PM Beedle
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* ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'': Scrooge's fiance Belle begins to think that he has changed, and that [[MarriedToTheJob he is now more concerned with making his fortune than with their relationship.]] She asks him, "If this had never been between us, would you seek me out and try to win me now?" Scrooge doesn't give a straight answer, which she takes as a "no".
12th Feb '17 12:34:29 PM Jhamin
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* In the final arc of SailorMoon, the BigBad reveals that she was in fact the Galaxy's greatest [[FallenHero Sailor Guardian]] that even she was unable to contain [[TheCorruption Chaos]] inside her, proving that sealing away such evil was impossible. Sailor Moon's response: "{ThePowerOfFriendship Why would you try to do that alone]]?"

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* In the final arc of SailorMoon, the BigBad reveals that she was in fact the Galaxy's greatest [[FallenHero Sailor Guardian]] that even she was unable to contain [[TheCorruption Chaos]] inside her, proving that sealing away such evil was impossible. Sailor Moon's response: "{ThePowerOfFriendship "[[ThePowerOfFriendship Why would you try to do that alone]]?"
12th Feb '17 12:33:42 PM Jhamin
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* In the final arc of SailorMoon, the BigBad reveals that she was in fact the Galaxy's greatest [[FallenHero Sailor Guardian]] that even she was unable to contain [[TheCorruption Chaos]] inside her, proving that sealing away such evil was impossible. Sailor Moon's response: "{ThePowerOfFriendship Why would you try to do that alone]]?"



* In Stanley Ellin's short story “The Question,” the narrator is what he refers to as an “electrocutioner” – the man who rigs up the electric chair and throws the switch on condemned prisoners. It's a secretive job (virtually no one knows the narrator does what he does, including his son), but he's proud that he performs it well. He spends the story telling the reader of how he attempted to persuade his son to follow in his footsteps, citing society's need for the death penalty, comparing rapists and murderers to rabid dogs, and justifying his position as “electrocutioner” by saying that someone ''must'' take the responsibility for doing a job no one else wants. His son is shocked and utterly refuses to do it, and reacts with horror when his father says, “It's just a job.” The son asks, [[spoiler: “Just a job? But you enjoy it, don't you?”]] As the narrator searches his soul, he reflects on all the men he's watched die gruesomely in his electric chair, and ends the story with the question, [[spoiler: “My God, how could anyone ''not'' enjoy it?”]]

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* In Stanley Ellin's short story “The Question,” the narrator is what he refers to as an “electrocutioner” – the man who rigs up the electric chair and throws the switch on condemned prisoners. It's a secretive job (virtually no one knows the narrator does what he does, including his son), but he's proud that he performs it well. He spends the story telling the reader of how he attempted to persuade his son to follow in his footsteps, citing society's need for the death penalty, comparing rapists and murderers to rabid dogs, and justifying his position as “electrocutioner” by saying that someone ''must'' take the responsibility for doing a job no one else wants. His son is shocked and utterly refuses to do it, and reacts with horror when his father says, “It's just a job.” The son asks, [[spoiler: “Just “Just a job? But you enjoy it, don't you?”]] As the narrator searches his soul, he reflects on all the men he's watched die gruesomely in his electric chair, and ends the story with the question, [[spoiler: “My God, how could anyone ''not'' enjoy it?”]]
8th Feb '17 10:18:24 AM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* In ''Literature/TheReader2016'', Captain Cat asks of Captain Reed, who insists on continuing his journey to the edge of the world to be remembered for all time, "who will remember your crew?" It's harsh because writing doesn't exist in this world, and most people realize that any supporting characters in Reed's legends will be reduced and forgotten over time as the oral tradition degrades.
6th Feb '17 2:33:48 PM starlight9
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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Sissi to Myra: [[spoiler: “You mean to tell me you regret these past two months? You wish you had never been captured and none of this had happened to you?”]]
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