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20th Nov '17 12:44:29 PM lillolillo
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** Sakki, The Hate Furnace, delivered one to ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}. He mistakenly believed that she was Superman's daughter and picked at her shame at failing to live up to Superman's example. Sakki and his partner, Gakidou, were also [[EmotionEater emotion eaters]], so Supergirl's despair and other negative emotions served to make them stronger. Unfortunately for them, she [[UnstoppableRage became so angry that they nearly overloaded]], and they found out the hard way that their extra strength isn't ''nearly'' enough to deal with a Kryptonian.

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** In ''ComicBook/Supergirl2005'' Sakki, The Hate Furnace, delivered one to ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}. He mistakenly believed that she was Superman's daughter and picked at her shame at failing to live up to Superman's example. Sakki and his partner, Gakidou, were also [[EmotionEater emotion eaters]], so Supergirl's despair and other negative emotions served to make them stronger. Unfortunately for them, she [[UnstoppableRage became so angry that they nearly overloaded]], and they found out the hard way that their extra strength isn't ''nearly'' enough to deal with a Kryptonian.
19th Nov '17 8:28:26 PM GopherBroke
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* [[spoiler:Kyubey]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is an expert at this, even if he doesn't look it. It's pretty much his ''modus operandi'' for [[spoiler:hastening the process by which a Magical Girl becomes a Witch, or "encouraging" a reluctant contractee to make a deal with him]]. Since he's [[spoiler:had several thousand years to practice, he's good enough at it to get the desired result most of the time]]. He does this twice [[spoiler:with Sayaka, first when he brutally reminds her that she is extremely weak for a Magical Girl and then in combination with ColdBloodedTorture to drive home the loss of her humanity]], once with [[spoiler:Homura, when he reveals to her that she has essentially doomed Madoka to unimaginable misery through overuse of time travel]], and so many times [[spoiler:to the protagonist that the viewer starts to lose count after he calls her insane for (inadvertently) throwing her friend's soul off of a bridge]]. Most notable is the one example that backfires, though, [[spoiler:when he reveals too much information to Madoka at one time in an attempt to make her depressed enough to contract with him. Using that information, she is able to make a wish that actually undoes most of the damage that he's caused without harming humanity or endangering the Universe]].

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* [[spoiler:Kyubey]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is an expert at this, even if he doesn't look it. It's pretty much his ''modus operandi'' for [[spoiler:hastening the process by which a Magical Girl becomes a Witch, or "encouraging" a reluctant contractee to make a deal with him]]. Since he's [[spoiler:had several thousand years to practice, he's good enough at it to get the desired result most of the time]]. He does this twice [[spoiler:with Sayaka, first when he brutally reminds her that she is extremely weak for a Magical Girl and then in combination with ColdBloodedTorture to drive home the loss of her humanity]], once with [[spoiler:Homura, when he reveals to her that she has essentially doomed Madoka to unimaginable misery through overuse of time travel]], and so many times [[spoiler:to the protagonist that the viewer starts to lose count after he calls her insane for (inadvertently) throwing her friend's soul off of a bridge]]. Most notable is the one example that backfires, though, [[spoiler:when he reveals too much information to Madoka at one time in an attempt to make her depressed desperate enough to contract with him. Using that information, she is able to make a wish that actually undoes most of the damage that he's caused without harming humanity or endangering the Universe]].
19th Nov '17 8:25:29 PM GopherBroke
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* [[spoiler:Kyubey]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is an expert at this, even if he doesn't look it. It's pretty much his ''modus operandi'' for [[spoiler:hastening the process by which a Magical Girl becomes a Witch, or "encouraging" a reluctant contractee to make a deal with him]]. Since he's [[spoiler:had several thousand years to practice, he's good enough at it to get the desired result most of the time]]. He does this once [[spoiler:with Sayaka, when he brutally reminds her that she is extremely weak for a Magical Girl]], once with [[spoiler:Homura, when he reveals to her that she has essentially doomed Madoka to unimaginable misery through overuse of time travel]], and so many times [[spoiler:to the protagonist that the viewer starts to lose count]]. Most notable is the one example that backfires, though, [[spoiler:when he reveals too much information to Madoka at one time in an attempt to make her depressed enough to contract with him. Using that information, she is able to make a wish that actually undoes most of the damage that he's caused without harming humanity or endangering the Universe]].

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* [[spoiler:Kyubey]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is an expert at this, even if he doesn't look it. It's pretty much his ''modus operandi'' for [[spoiler:hastening the process by which a Magical Girl becomes a Witch, or "encouraging" a reluctant contractee to make a deal with him]]. Since he's [[spoiler:had several thousand years to practice, he's good enough at it to get the desired result most of the time]]. He does this once twice [[spoiler:with Sayaka, first when he brutally reminds her that she is extremely weak for a Magical Girl]], Girl and then in combination with ColdBloodedTorture to drive home the loss of her humanity]], once with [[spoiler:Homura, when he reveals to her that she has essentially doomed Madoka to unimaginable misery through overuse of time travel]], and so many times [[spoiler:to the protagonist that the viewer starts to lose count]].count after he calls her insane for (inadvertently) throwing her friend's soul off of a bridge]]. Most notable is the one example that backfires, though, [[spoiler:when he reveals too much information to Madoka at one time in an attempt to make her depressed enough to contract with him. Using that information, she is able to make a wish that actually undoes most of the damage that he's caused without harming humanity or endangering the Universe]].
19th Nov '17 8:22:31 PM GopherBroke
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* [[spoiler:Kyubey]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is an expert at this, even if he doesn't look it. It's pretty much his ''modus operandi'' for [[spoiler:hastening the process by which a Magical Girl becomes a Witch, or "encouraging" a reluctant contractee to make a deal with him]]. Since he's [[spoiler:had several thousand years to practice, he's good enough at it to get the desired result most of the time]]. He does this once [[spoiler:with Sayaka, when he brutally reminds her that she is extremely weak for a Magical Girl]], once with [[spoiler:Homura, when he reveals to her that she has essentially doomed Madoka to unimaginable misery through overuse of time travel]], and so many times [[spoiler:to the protagonist that the viewer starts to lose count]]. Most notable is the one example that backfires, though, [[spoiler:when he reveals too much information to Madoka at one time in an attempt to make her depressed enough to contract with him. Using that information, she is able to make a wish that actually undoes most of the damage that he's caused without harming humanity or endangering the Universe]].
9th Nov '17 10:43:16 PM rjd1922
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As stated above, there is frequent overlap with TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, but the concepts are not the same. TheReasonYouSuckSpeech is about ''what you say'', this is about ''what you do by saying it''. You can tell someone they suck without breaking them down or even intending to do so, particularly if you're just annoyed, and you can break someone down without telling them why they suck.

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As stated above, there is frequent overlap with TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, but the concepts are not the same. TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "The Reason You Suck" Speech is about ''what you say'', this is about ''what you do by saying it''. You can tell someone they suck without breaking them down or even intending to do so, particularly if you're just annoyed, and you can break someone down without telling them why they suck.
5th Nov '17 2:50:17 AM The12thDoctor
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'''Dewey:''' It'll be a lot easier if you do it right away. You didn't come here for revenge. You came because it's time to come in.
[[spoiler"Your father created the program. Didn't have what it takes to make it work]]. And you did. You always did. That's why you volunteered.\\

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'''Dewey:''' It'll be a lot easier if you do it right away. You didn't come here for revenge. You came because it's time to come in.
[[spoiler"Your
in. [[spoiler:Your father created the program. Didn't have what it takes to make it work]]. And you did. You always did. That's why you volunteered.\\
5th Nov '17 2:48:05 AM The12thDoctor
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-->'''Dewey:''' You took a long time to get here, Jason.\\
'''Jason:''' I know about Beirut. I know what you did. It all ends tonight.\\
'''Dewey:''' It'll be a lot easier if you do it right away. You didn't come here for revenge. You came because it's time to come in.
[[spoiler"Your father created the program. Didn't have what it takes to make it work]]. And you did. You always did. That's why you volunteered.\\
'''Jason:''' I volunteered because I thought [[spoiler:our enemies killed him]]. I volunteered because of [[spoiler:a lie]]!\\
'''Dewey:''' No. You volunteered because of who you are. You volunteered because you are Jason Bourne. And, not, David Webb.\\
''[Jason then grabs Dewey and slams him against a window]''\\
'''Dewey:''' 32 kills, Jason. Everyone of them made a difference. People all across this country, are safer because of what you did.\\
''[{{Beat}}]''\\
'''Jason:''' I'm trying to find another way.\\
'''Dewey:''' And how's that working out for you? You're never going to find any peace. Not till you admit to yourself, who you really are. It's sudden death here, Jason. It's time to come in.
5th Oct '17 11:53:41 AM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 3}}'': During the final race, Jackson Storm tries to talk trash to Cruz Ramirez to throw her off his trail and slow her down, while Lightning tries to warn her not to believe a word he says. As Cruz starts to feel that he got to her, Lightning tells her that it's a sign that ''she'' got to ''him'', as Jackson wouldn't have [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness willingly slowed down into second place]] just to taunt her had he not felt threatened by her.
31st Aug '17 6:12:40 AM Doug86
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** An issue of ''Superman'' features a military-sponsored super-villain, Atlas, attempting to deliver such a lecture to ''KryptoTheSuperdog'', after having delivered an almighty smackdown to Superman and caused him to temporarily withdraw, leaving Krypto the only one left to make a stand. Unfortunately for Atlas it doesn't work, for the same reason that it probably wouldn't work if you tried to verbally undermine a dog's sense of self-confidence with a lecture in real life.

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** An issue of ''Superman'' features a military-sponsored super-villain, Atlas, attempting to deliver such a lecture to ''KryptoTheSuperdog'', ''ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog'', after having delivered an almighty smackdown to Superman and caused him to temporarily withdraw, leaving Krypto the only one left to make a stand. Unfortunately for Atlas it doesn't work, for the same reason that it probably wouldn't work if you tried to verbally undermine a dog's sense of self-confidence with a lecture in real life.
6th Aug '17 10:57:08 PM alezfilm869
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* Sara Lance gives Damian Darhk an epic Breaking Speech in the ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], telling him his future - [[spoiler and how all of his grand plans are doomed to failure]]. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: it simply drives him to team up with [[TimeTravel time travelling]] supervillain Reverse-Flash to ScrewDestiny]].

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* Sara Lance gives Damian Darhk an epic Breaking Speech in the ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], telling him of his future - [[spoiler and how all of his grand plans are doomed to failure]].failure. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: it simply drives him to team up with [[TimeTravel time travelling]] supervillain Reverse-Flash to ScrewDestiny]].
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