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23rd Apr '17 5:24:28 PM Darkmoonfire
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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 [[ManipulativeBastard 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 [[ManipulativeBastard master manipulator manipulator]] who enjoys having power in his own hands -- the speech is proof of his intelligence and character.
17th Feb '17 5:43:25 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E52SecretsOfASuccessfulMarriage Secrets of a Successful Marriage]]," where Homer tries to justify telling Marge's secrets to the marriage class he's teaching. (Unsurprisingly, unlike with the other examples here, she doesn't fall for his BS.) And of course, being Homer, it's more a [[SpeaksInShoutOuts collection of quotes from movies he saw]].

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E52SecretsOfASuccessfulMarriage episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E22SecretsOfASuccessfulMarriage Secrets of a Successful Marriage]]," Marriage]]", where Homer tries to justify telling Marge's secrets to the marriage class he's teaching. (Unsurprisingly, unlike with the other examples here, she doesn't fall for his BS.) And of course, being Homer, it's more a [[SpeaksInShoutOuts collection of quotes from movies he saw]].
17th Feb '17 5:42:27 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In the ''BinanKoukouChikyuuBoueibuLove'' manga, Zundar gives one to Kinshiro when he recruits him for Caerula Adamas. It's all about how special he is, how much Zundar understands his pain, and what a stonking new world they'll build together. [[spoiler:Of course, it's all garbage, and unknown to Kinshiro Zundar is filming his exploits for a reality TV show]].

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* In the ''BinanKoukouChikyuuBoueibuLove'' ''Manga/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'' manga, Zundar gives one to Kinshiro when he recruits him for Caerula Adamas. It's all about how special he is, how much Zundar understands his pain, and what a stonking new world they'll build together. [[spoiler:Of course, it's all garbage, and unknown to Kinshiro Zundar is filming his exploits for a reality TV show]].



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



* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane gives a very rousing speech about stealing power from the corrupt and making Gotham stronger. The whole thing is a charade to humiliate Bruce Wayne, he has no intention of sparing Gotham.

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane gives a very rousing speech about stealing power from the corrupt and making Gotham stronger. The whole thing is a charade to humiliate Bruce Wayne, Wayne; he has no intention of sparing Gotham.



* 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 season 3 episode "Ship of Tears" there's the ISN anchorwoman's bald-faced lie that the previous broadcast was the work of anti-government terrorists.



** In S 3 E 8 "Lovers Walk" [[FriendOrFoe has the instance where Joyce is siding against Angel with Spike]], who keeps making like he's going to bite her neck.

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** In S 3 E 8 "Lovers Walk" The episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E8LoversWalk Lovers Walk]]" [[FriendOrFoe has the instance where Joyce is siding against Angel with Spike]], who keeps making like he's going to bite her neck.



** 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.

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** In S 3 E 15 "Consequences" "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E15Consequences 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.



* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "The Caves of Androzani", CorruptCorporateExecutive Morgus uses PatrioticFervor slogans while [[WarForFunAndProfit plotting treason]] and preaching high-minded virtue while [[KickTheDog Kicking The Dog]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "The Caves of Androzani", CorruptCorporateExecutive Morgus uses PatrioticFervor slogans while [[WarForFunAndProfit plotting treason]] and preaching high-minded virtue while [[KickTheDog Kicking The Dog]].



** 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 [[ManipulativeBastard master manipulator who enjoys having power in his own hands -- the speech is proof of his intelligence and character.



* Parodied in ''TheSimpsons'' episode, "Secrets of a Successful Marriage," where Homer tries to justify telling Marge's secrets to the marriage class he's teaching. (Unsurprisingly, unlike with the other examples here, she doesn't fall for his BS.) And of course, being Homer, it's more a collection of quotes from movies he saw.

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* Parodied in ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, "Secrets "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E52SecretsOfASuccessfulMarriage Secrets of a Successful Marriage," Marriage]]," where Homer tries to justify telling Marge's secrets to the marriage class he's teaching. (Unsurprisingly, unlike with the other examples here, she doesn't fall for his BS.) And of course, being Homer, it's more a [[SpeaksInShoutOuts collection of quotes from movies he saw.saw]].
8th Jan '17 12:51:32 PM nombretomado
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* [[PresidentEvil The Smiler]] in {{Transmetropolitan}} gave a few of these. Some of them even had specific threats to Spider Jerusalem.

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* [[PresidentEvil The Smiler]] in {{Transmetropolitan}} ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' gave a few of these. Some of them even had specific threats to Spider Jerusalem.
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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(''translator ''[translator gives long stream of Arabic'')\\Arabic]''\\



(''Kaufman glares at translator'')

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(''Kaufman ''[Kaufman glares at translator'')translator]''



-->'''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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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'':
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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.
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