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22nd Aug '16 10:25:47 AM AJSthe2nd
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** In S 3 E 15 "Consequences" when Buffy starts to confess to Giles, Faith saunters out from his office. She puts on a sad face and says, "It's okay, Buffy. I told him." Buffy looks like a huge weight has been lifted, but it falls again when Faith says, "I had to. He had to know what ''you'' did." Oh, burn.

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** In S 3 E 15 "Consequences" when Buffy starts to confess to Giles, Faith saunters out from his office. She puts on a sad face and says, "It's okay, Buffy. I told him." Buffy looks like a huge weight has been lifted, but it falls again when Faith says, "I had to. He had to know what ''you'' did." Oh, burn. Though it was subverted that Giles didn't believe her. Just pretended to so Faith would think she was in the clear and wouldn't run off.
14th Aug '16 3:36:47 PM Orbiting
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* Light Yagami gets a particularly infuriating one in ''Manga/DeathNote'' - perhaps twice in the same episode, depending on how much emotional melodrama you think a monologue can stand before it stops being a speech. Actually, come to think of it, he does this in nearly ''every'' episode, to some degree.

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* Light Yagami gets a particularly infuriating one in ''Manga/DeathNote'' - -- perhaps twice in the same episode, depending on how much emotional melodrama you think a monologue can stand before it stops being a speech. Actually, come to think of it, he does this in nearly ''every'' episode, to some degree.



(''translator gives long stream of Arabic'')\\

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-->'''Joyce:''' (to Angel) You get out of this house, or I will stake you myself!

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-->'''Joyce:''' (to Angel) ''[to Angel]'' You get out of this house, or I will stake you myself!



* In ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'', there's Black Hole's speech to Pluto after he witnesses Sun [[ShootTheDog do something horrible]]; unbeknownst to him, the entire situation ([[SadisticChoice having to either kill someone who's making no move to attack him or watch everyone he cares about die screaming]]) was orchestrated by Black Hole herself. She tells Pluto that he and the rest of the main characters are cold-blooded killers who would have done the same thing to him given the chance and that the only chance at real happiness and safety he has is in joining her.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'', there's Black Hole's speech to Pluto after he witnesses they witness Sun [[ShootTheDog do something horrible]]; unbeknownst to him, Pluto, the entire situation ([[SadisticChoice of having to either kill someone who's making no move to attack him or watch everyone he cares about die screaming]]) was orchestrated by Black Hole herself. She tells Pluto that he Sun and the rest of the main characters are cold-blooded killers who would have done the same thing to him them given the chance and that the only chance at real happiness and safety he Pluto has is in joining her.



-->"Look, Marge, you don't know what it's like. I'm the one out there every day putting his ass on the line. [[Film/AndJusticeForAll And I'm not out of order! You're out of order! The whole freakin' system is out of order!]] [[Film/AFewGoodMen You want the truth? You want the truth? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!]] [[Film/{{Patton}} 'Cause when you reach your hand into a pile of goo that was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do!]] [[Film/{{Chinatown}} Forget it, Marge! It's Chinatown!]]"

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-->"Look, -->''"Look, Marge, you don't know what it's like. I'm the one out there every day putting his ass on the line. [[Film/AndJusticeForAll And I'm not out of order! You're out of order! The whole freakin' system is out of order!]] [[Film/AFewGoodMen You want the truth? You want the truth? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!]] [[Film/{{Patton}} 'Cause when you reach your hand into a pile of goo that was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do!]] [[Film/{{Chinatown}} Forget it, Marge! It's Chinatown!]]"Chinatown!]]"''
7th Jul '16 8:58:22 AM StFan
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* [[MeaningfulName Rob Pierre]], at the end of an early ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' book, uses one to solidify his, you guessed it, ReignOfTerror.

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[[MeaningfulName Rob Pierre]], at the end of an early ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' book, uses one to solidify his, you guessed it, ReignOfTerror.



* Lord Ferris does a damage-control variation in Ellen Kushner's ''Swordspoint''. After a lengthy TimeSkip, the sequel, ''Privilege of the Sword'', shows that the speech has paid its dividends well.
* BlackJewels: Dorothea gives a damage-control one in the beginning of ''Queen of Darkness''. She finds it amazing that people are so desperate and/or stupid to believe it.

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* Lord Ferris does a damage-control variation in Ellen Kushner's ''Swordspoint''.''Literature/{{Swordspoint}}''. After a lengthy TimeSkip, the sequel, ''Privilege of the Sword'', shows that the speech has paid its dividends well.
* BlackJewels: ''Literature/BlackJewels'': Dorothea gives a damage-control one in the beginning of ''Queen of Darkness''. She finds it amazing that people are so desperate and/or stupid to believe it.
4th Jul '16 12:19:28 AM Ghostninja109
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** [[spoiler:[[TopGod Gerun]]]] attempts this when [[spoiler:it]] starts off by sweet-talking Ashe with an offer of new nethicite to destroy the Archadian Empire with, but flips out when she mentions [[spoiler:[[DefectorFromDecadence Venat]]]]. [[spoiler:It]] then goes into a lengthy rant about how [[spoiler:the Occuria]] know what is best for the PunyEarthlings who need to accept the judgment of their betters, which is supposedly for the greater good.
11th May '16 10:19:45 PM NNinja
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* [[TheHeavy Cinder Fall]] from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' had cemented her status as MagnificentBitch by delivering a speech that managed to be half this half VillainHasAPoint. She pins the blame for [[Penny's death]] on [[BigGood Ozpin]] when ''she'' is the one who masterminded it, while at the same time pointing out legitimately suspicious stuff like Atlas creating combat robot disguised as innocent-looking teenage girl and headmasters of huntsman academies having power comparable of those of army commanders.

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* [[TheHeavy Cinder Fall]] from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' had cemented her status as MagnificentBitch by delivering a speech that managed to be half this half VillainHasAPoint. She pins the blame for [[Penny's [[spoiler: Penny's death]] on [[BigGood Ozpin]] when ''she'' is the one who masterminded it, while at the same time pointing out legitimately suspicious stuff like Atlas creating combat robot disguised as innocent-looking teenage girl and headmasters of huntsman academies having power comparable of those of army commanders.
11th May '16 10:19:13 PM NNinja
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[[AC:WesternAnimation]]* [[TheHeavy Cinder Fall]] from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' had cemented her status as MagnificentBitch by delivering a speech that managed to be half this half VillainHasAPoint. She pins the blame for [[Penny's death]] on [[BigGood Ozpin]] when ''she'' is the one who masterminded it, while at the same time pointing out legitimately suspicious stuff like Atlas creating combat robot disguised as innocent-looking teenage girl and headmasters of huntsman academies having power comparable of those of army commanders.
15th Apr '16 4:45:57 AM Berrenta
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** Ondore's speech in the GetOnWithItAlready prologue qualifies in retrospect, but for the fact that [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor the man can't decide what freaking side he's on.]] However, at the moment, he was acting as a mouthpiece for Vayne.

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** Ondore's speech in the GetOnWithItAlready prologue qualifies in retrospect, but for the fact that [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor the man can't decide what freaking side he's on.]] However, at the moment, he was acting as a mouthpiece for Vayne.
11th Feb '16 2:19:53 PM NOYB
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* Eric delivers one in ''{{Divergent}}'' after [[spoiler: Al commits suicide.]]

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* Eric delivers one in ''{{Divergent}}'' ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'' after [[spoiler: Al commits suicide.]]
11th Feb '16 2:19:25 PM NOYB
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* Eric delivers one in ''Divergent'' after [[spoiler: Al commits suicide.]]

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* Eric delivers one in ''Divergent'' ''{{Divergent}}'' after [[spoiler: Al commits suicide.]]



* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' S 03 E 14 episode "Ship Of Tears" there's the ISN anchorwoman's bald-faced lie that the previous broadcast was the work of anti-government terrorists.

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* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' S 03 E 14 episode "Ship Of of Tears" there's the ISN anchorwoman's bald-faced lie that the previous broadcast was the work of anti-government terrorists.



* ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'': Danes' speeches are actually quite inspirational it's just a pity they're coming from a DarkMessiah who's only interested in publicity.

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* ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'': Danes' Danes's speeches are actually quite inspirational it's just a pity they're coming from a DarkMessiah who's only interested in publicity.
23rd Jan '16 1:38:56 PM StFan
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* Palpatine's speech in ''RevengeOfTheSith''.

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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', [[EvilUncle Scar]] gives one of these to Mufasa's pride of lionesses ''as a eulogy'' after the latter's death and [[NeverFoundTheBody Simba's disappearance]], before [[ReignOfTerror assuming the throne]].[[/folder]]

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* Palpatine's speech in ''RevengeOfTheSith''.''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.



** His speech to the crowd at the parade, where he says that they should trust him because he's giving away free money and again insults Batman...just before trying to kill them with poison gas.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', [[EvilUncle Scar]] gives one of these to Mufasa's pride of lionesses ''as a eulogy'' after the latter's death and [[NeverFoundTheBody Simba's disappearance]], before [[ReignOfTerror assuming the throne]].

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** His speech to the crowd at the parade, where he says that they should trust him because he's giving away free money and again insults Batman... just before trying to kill them with poison gas.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', [[EvilUncle Scar]] gives one of these to Mufasa's pride of lionesses ''as a eulogy'' after the latter's death and [[NeverFoundTheBody Simba's disappearance]], before [[ReignOfTerror assuming the throne]].
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-->'''Kaufman:''' "The army and all other branches will report directly to the President. The present parliament will not be called back into session. Help will continue to be provided by..."
-->''(Translator gives long stream of Arabic)''
-->'''Kaufman:''' "...a new international technological and trading consortium..."
-->'''Translator:''' "Intel."
-->''(Kaufman glares at translator)''

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-->'''Kaufman:''' "The The army and all other branches will report directly to the President. The present parliament will not be called back into session. Help will continue to be provided by..."
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** Of course, given Vayne's AntiVillain status, it arguably qualifies at least partially for RousingSpeech, but it's still mostly this. Even though the guy's got good intentions, it's pretty clear he's a master manipulator who enjoys having power in his own hands - the speech is proof of his intelligence and character.

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** Of course, given Vayne's AntiVillain status, it arguably qualifies at least partially for RousingSpeech, but it's still mostly this. Even though the guy's got good intentions, it's pretty clear he's a master manipulator who enjoys having power in his own hands - -- the speech is proof of his intelligence and character.



* The first Terran campaign in ''{{Starcraft}}'' ends with the [[FullCircleRevolution rebel leader-turned-emperor]] Arcturus Mengsk giving a NewEraSpeech to the war-torn remains of the Terran Confederacy. He's upfront about how he intends to force everyone to join his empire and rule as a dictator "for your own protection", but not about the part where he engineered the AlienInvasion that brought down the Confederacy in the first place. Needless to say, when the truth comes out, the public is incensed.

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* The first Terran campaign in ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' ends with the [[FullCircleRevolution rebel leader-turned-emperor]] Arcturus Mengsk giving a NewEraSpeech to the war-torn remains of the Terran Confederacy. He's upfront about how he intends to force everyone to join his empire and rule as a dictator "for your own protection", but not about the part where he engineered the AlienInvasion that brought down the Confederacy in the first place. Needless to say, when the truth comes out, the public is incensed.




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* Halfway through ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 12, [[ManipulativeBastard Felix]] gives Kimball a motivational speech after the Reds and Blues are reported dead, telling her that they should see their deaths as an inspiration to fight harder and to make one last push against the Federal Army. Except, the Reds and Blues are alive and Felix is just tricking Kimball into making a suicidal charge and getting everyone killed.
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* Halfway through ''WebAnimation/RedVsBlue'' Season 12, [[ManipulativeBastard Felix]] gives Kimball a motivational speech after the Reds and Blues are reported dead, telling her that they should see their deaths as an inspiration to fight harder and to make one last push against the Federal Army. Except, the Reds and Blues are alive and Felix is just tricking Kimball into making a suicidal charge and getting everyone killed.
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* Halfway through ''WebAnimation/RedVsBlue'' Season 12, [[ManipulativeBastard Felix]] gives Kimball a motivational speech after the Reds and Blues are reported dead, telling her that they should see their deaths as an inspiration to fight harder and to make one last push against the Federal Army. Except, the Reds and Blues are alive and Felix is just tricking Kimball into making a suicidal charge and getting everyone killed.
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