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25th Feb '16 2:03:00 PM intastiel
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* A subdued version in ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'': the InexplicablyAwesome Hoid completely disregards the priceless and extremely lethal SoulCuttingBlade [[spoiler:Jasnah Kholin]] is pointing at him, only mentioning that he would be surprised if it posed him any threat.
21st Jan '16 3:29:30 AM SteveMB
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Compare and contrast ThinkNothingOfIt, in which the {{badass}} genuinely ''does'' downplay an accomplishment after being complimented for it.

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Compare and contrast ThinkNothingOfIt, in which the {{badass}} badass character genuinely ''does'' downplay an accomplishment after being complimented for it.
21st Jan '16 3:29:06 AM SteveMB
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Compare ThinkNothingOfIt.

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Compare ThinkNothingOfIt.and contrast ThinkNothingOfIt, in which the {{badass}} genuinely ''does'' downplay an accomplishment after being complimented for it.
24th Aug '15 2:06:37 PM intastiel
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* When ''Webcomic/GenocideMan'''s OneManArmy Jacob meets someone who accuses him of almost killing her, he shows how it's done:
--> Child, I don't think I've ever "almost" killed anybody.
21st Aug '15 2:16:23 PM MarkLungo
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* Alaric Morgan, his thumbs hooked in his swordbelt, addressing Mearan prisoners in ''[[{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]''. He's boasting about his Deryni powers (Mind Reading), which most of them only know by [[ShroudedInMyth fearsome reputation]]. He's more overt when he proposes this to Kelson, "I assure you, my culling would be far more than just lots," and he reminds Kelson that he (Morgan) already has [[HeroWithBadPublicity an infamous reputation]].

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* Alaric Morgan, his thumbs hooked in his swordbelt, addressing Mearan prisoners in ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]''. He's boasting about his Deryni powers (Mind Reading), which most of them only know by [[ShroudedInMyth fearsome reputation]]. He's more overt when he proposes this to Kelson, "I assure you, my culling would be far more than just lots," and he reminds Kelson that he (Morgan) already has [[HeroWithBadPublicity an infamous reputation]].



--> I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of courseóbut what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a whole host of things I would rather be doing."

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--> I -->"I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of courseóbut what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a whole host of things I would rather be doing."



* In ''TalesOfTheQuestor'', Quentyn's father can be one [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0077/ evil old goat.]] This is ''definitely'' the "mess with someone's head" variety.
* In ''{{Grant}}'', the eponymous character states that no-one is strong enough to rip a padlock off a door. Then he calls the lock a piece of junk when he does precisely that, startling his boyfriend. [[spoiler: He could also be hiding his true nature from a girl he's rescuing from the horse trailer the padlock was on.]]

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* In ''TalesOfTheQuestor'', ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'', Quentyn's father can be one [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0077/ evil old goat.]] This is ''definitely'' the "mess with someone's head" variety.
* In ''{{Grant}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Grant}}'', the eponymous character states that no-one is strong enough to rip a padlock off a door. Then he calls the lock a piece of junk when he does precisely that, startling his boyfriend. [[spoiler: He could also be hiding his true nature from a girl he's rescuing from the horse trailer the padlock was on.]]



* {{Twitter}} has #humblebrag.

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* {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} has #humblebrag.
21st Aug '15 8:51:39 AM MechWarrior
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It may ''look'' like someone acting dismissive of their deeds, but the boaster is actually very proud of them. They are just being dismissive to mess with someone's head, or to seem more BadAss.

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It may ''look'' like someone acting dismissive of their deeds, but the boaster is actually very proud of them. They are just being dismissive to mess with someone's head, or to seem more BadAss.
{{Badass}}.
6th Jun '15 9:56:32 AM intastiel
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* In ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'', the dragon Nicodemus has ruled the Dreamlands for a [[TimeAbyss very long time]], and likes people to know it:
--> ''Please'' do not lecture me on the old ways. I ''created'' the old ways.
7th Apr '15 8:59:00 PM Micah
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* [[HarryPotter Albus Dumbledore]] contemplates Azkaban, the hellish abomination-guarded prison from which only two escapes have been carried out in its multi-century history:

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* [[HarryPotter In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, Albus Dumbledore]] Dumbledore contemplates Azkaban, the hellish abomination-guarded prison from which only two escapes have been carried out in its multi-century history:



* [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''Series/Supernatural'' alternates between this trope and ButForMeItWasTuesday when talking to the Winchesters. As a cosmic entity as old as the universe, he's beyond taking pride in his work, but he does like to remind them why their attitude does ''not'' impress him. Once, when they ask him for advice:

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* [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''Series/Supernatural'' ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' alternates between this trope and ButForMeItWasTuesday when talking to the Winchesters. As a cosmic entity as old as the universe, he's beyond taking pride in his work, but he does like to remind them why their attitude does ''not'' impress him. Once, when they ask him for advice:
7th Apr '15 4:32:49 PM intastiel
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--> I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of courseóbut what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a whole host of things I would rather be doing."

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--> I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of courseóbut what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a whole host of things I would rather be doing."
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* [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''Series/Supernatural'' alternates between this trope and ButForMeItWasTuesday when talking to the Winchesters. As a cosmic entity as old as the universe, he's beyond taking pride in his work, but he does like to remind them why their attitude does ''not'' impress him. Once, when they ask him for advice:
--> '''Bobby:''' That [door to Purgatory] only opens in the [[CelestialDeadline eclipse]], and that's over...
--> '''Death:''' I'll make another.
6th Jun '14 10:15:34 AM Antigone3
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* In the ''CiaphasCain'' books, Cain does this a lot. He makes sure to remind the reader that he only does it to seem like a HumbleHero.

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* In the ''CiaphasCain'' ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' books, Cain does this a lot. He makes sure to remind the reader that he only does it to seem like a HumbleHero.
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