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2nd May '17 8:39:36 AM Stolen_Moment
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* In the backstory of DarkestDungeon, this is how The Ancestor finally manages to get rid of a deranged, prophesying homeless man that somehow knew of nearly scheme and project he was plotting. After several failed murder attempts [[MadeOfIron ranging from starving him out in a stockade, clamping ball-and-chains on him and leaving him to drown in the water, and multiple knife stabbings,]] he finally found success in luring him towards the excavation in progress of digging out the HellGate and personally telling him every detail of his plans, shredding the last of his sanity apart and driving him to [[EyeScream tear his eyes out]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation in maniacal panic.]]
2nd Apr '17 10:12:46 AM nombretomado
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* As of the end of Retrace LXXIV in PandoraHearts, it seems that [[spoiler:[[MagnificentBastard Jack]]]] has largely succeeded in breaking [[spoiler:[[CheerfulChild Oz]]]] by telling him that [[KickTheDog everything he's worked for and all of the relationships he's formed with the people he loves are fake and meaningless and that he's "never really had anything to call [his] own anyway."]] Couple ''that'' with [[spoiler:Oz's past [[LossOfIdentity identity crisis]]]] and, directly after, [[spoiler:have him get shot by his loyal servant and best friend]], and you've got a [[BrokenHero seriously broken person]].

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* As of the end of Retrace LXXIV in PandoraHearts, ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', it seems that [[spoiler:[[MagnificentBastard Jack]]]] has largely succeeded in breaking [[spoiler:[[CheerfulChild Oz]]]] by telling him that [[KickTheDog everything he's worked for and all of the relationships he's formed with the people he loves are fake and meaningless and that he's "never really had anything to call [his] own anyway."]] Couple ''that'' with [[spoiler:Oz's past [[LossOfIdentity identity crisis]]]] and, directly after, [[spoiler:have him get shot by his loyal servant and best friend]], and you've got a [[BrokenHero seriously broken person]].
1st Apr '17 11:03:44 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'', the Boss Baby does this with his adoptive older brother Tim, telling him that they'll spend every morning together, every Christmas and eventually grow old together. And since Tim is a MrImagination, he can picture this all too well.
28th Mar '17 8:00:48 AM Nintendoman01
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** After running circles around Future Trunks, Cell tells him why he can't win no matter how much he powers up. Cell tells Trunks that all he's been doing is pumping himself up and he can do that too, which he does to prove his point. He then tells Trunks the FatalFlaw in the Ultra Super Saiyan form. Although very powerful, Ultra Super Saiyan lacks speed, making it impossible to hit someone like Cell who is both fast ''and'' strong. To twist the knife even further, Cell informs him that Vegeta figured that out on his own, which is why he didn't use the form. Hearing this, Trunks undergoes a HeroicBSOD and tells Cell to just kill him and be done with it.
26th Mar '17 11:50:37 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[OceansEleven Ocean's Twelve]]'', where Isabel Lahiri, a Europol agent, has taken an informant named Matsui into custody in order to find out more information about the protagonists' upcoming heist. Matsui calmly endures the "bad cop" type interrogation (also unheard) by another Europol agent with an indifferent smirk. Then walks in Isabel, while the previous interrogator telling his partner that nothing will break this guy. Cue Lahiri telling Matsui a few words in the interrogation room, and the informant visibly collapses and grabs the pen to write a confession.

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* ''[[OceansEleven Ocean's Twelve]]'', ''Film/OceansTwelve'', where Isabel Lahiri, a Europol agent, has taken an informant named Matsui into custody in order to find out more information about the protagonists' upcoming heist. Matsui calmly endures the "bad cop" type interrogation (also unheard) by another Europol agent with an indifferent smirk. Then walks in Isabel, while the previous interrogator telling his partner that nothing will break this guy. Cue Lahiri telling Matsui a few words in the interrogation room, and the informant visibly collapses and grabs the pen to write a confession.
15th Mar '17 8:44:48 PM micucci
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** Sort of unique in that he ends up [[BrokenHero breaking himself]] as well.
18th Feb '17 5:29:27 PM Yib
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** Being an psycologist, who secrety uses people's misery to keep herself young and beautiful, Spectra did that to almost every student in Danny's highschool (althought most of it was done offscreen).

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** Being an psycologist, psychologist, who secrety secretly uses people's misery to keep herself young and beautiful, Spectra did that to almost every student in Danny's highschool (althought most of it was done offscreen).
9th Feb '17 1:51:29 PM borkabrak
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** Harry gives an ''epic'' one in ''Skin Game'', where he [[spoiler: hammers Deirdre's death at her father's hands into Nicodemus over and over again until he snaps and orders Harry be killed, something that breaks his word of cooperation and allows Harry to fight back. It actually works *too* well, as it reveals to Nicodemus that only someone with a child of his own could be so effective at such a tactic. ]]

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** Harry gives an ''epic'' one in ''Skin Game'', where he [[spoiler: hammers Deirdre's death at her father's hands into Nicodemus over and over again until he snaps and orders Harry be killed, something that breaks his word of cooperation and allows Harry to fight back. It actually works *too* ''too'' well, as it reveals to Nicodemus that only someone with a child of his own could be so effective at such a tactic. ]]
9th Feb '17 1:50:17 PM borkabrak
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** Harry gives an ''epic'' one in ''Skin Game'', where he [[spoiler: hammers Deirdre's death at her father's hands into Nicodemus over and over again until he snaps and orders Harry be killed, something that breaks his word of cooperation and allows Harry to fight back.]]

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** Harry gives an ''epic'' one in ''Skin Game'', where he [[spoiler: hammers Deirdre's death at her father's hands into Nicodemus over and over again until he snaps and orders Harry be killed, something that breaks his word of cooperation and allows Harry to fight back. It actually works *too* well, as it reveals to Nicodemus that only someone with a child of his own could be so effective at such a tactic. ]]
9th Feb '17 4:45:43 AM Freezer
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* In the ''Literature/HomecomingSaga'', Hushidh, a [[TheEmpath "raveler"]] manages to verbally destroy the standing of Rashgallavik, the commander of the army occupying Basillica. She can do this because he was merely standing in for the recently slain Gaballufix, the army's true leader[[note]]Though he took over for the disgraced and exiled Volemak[[/note]], so their loyalty to him was tenuous at best. Her guardian and mentor Raza immediately tells her [[NiceJobBreakingItHero how badly she just screwed up]].

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* In the ''Literature/HomecomingSaga'', Hushidh, a [[TheEmpath "raveler"]] manages to verbally destroy the standing of Rashgallavik, the commander of the army occupying Basillica.[[LadyLand the city state of Basillica]]. She can do this because he was merely standing in for the recently slain Gaballufix, the army's true leader[[note]]Though he took over for the disgraced and exiled Volemak[[/note]], so their loyalty to him was tenuous at best. Her guardian and mentor Raza immediately tells her [[NiceJobBreakingItHero how badly she just screwed up]].[[note]]By breaking Rashgallavik, she removed the only thing keeping the occupying army under control. Said army starts looting and pillaging withing hours.[[/note]]
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