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4th Dec '16 4:35:45 AM upupandaway42
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* Sara Lance gives Damian Darhk an epic Breaking Speech in the LegendsOfTomorrow episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], telling him of his future - [[spoiler: [[Recap/ArrowS4E22LostInTheFlood the death]] of his beloved [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes wife]], his VillainousBreakdown and his eventual [[Recap/ArrowS4E23Schism defeat and death]] at the hands of the GreenArrow]]. Unfortunatly, [[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 LegendsOfTomorrow ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], telling him of his future - [[spoiler: [[Recap/ArrowS4E22LostInTheFlood the death]] of his beloved [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes wife]], his VillainousBreakdown and his eventual [[Recap/ArrowS4E23Schism defeat and death]] at the hands of the GreenArrow]]. Unfortunatly, [[spoiler: it simply drives him to team up with [[TimeTravel time travelling]] supervillain Reverse-Flash to ScrewDestiny]].
3rd Dec '16 10:43:26 AM Tron80
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* In BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice, LexLuthor's speech to [[spoiler: (along with the revelation he knows Clark's true indentity and has kidnapped Martha Kent)]] force Superman to fight Batman.

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* In BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice, LexLuthor's Comicbook/LexLuthor's speech to [[spoiler: (along with the revelation he knows Clark's true indentity and has kidnapped Martha Kent)]] force Superman to fight Batman.
2nd Dec '16 10:39:47 AM upupandaway42
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* Sara Lance gives Damian Darhk an epic Breaking Speech in the LegendsOfTomorrow episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], telling him of his future - [[spoiler: [[Recap/ArrowS4E22LostInTheFlood the death]] of his beloved [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes wife]], his VillainousBreakdown and his eventual [[Recap/ArrowS4E23Schism defeat and death]] at the hands of the GreenArrow]]. Unfortunatly, [[spoiler: it simply drives him to team up with [[TimeTravel time travelling]] supervillain Reverse-Flash to ScrewDestiny]].
30th Nov '16 4:24:52 PM upupandaway42
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* In BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice, LexLuthor's speech to [[spoiler: (along with the revelation he knows Clark's true indentity and has kidnapped Martha Kent)]] force Superman to fight Batman.
--> '''Lex Luthor''': I figured it out way back. If God is all powerful, He cannot be all good. And if He's all good then He cannot be all powerful. And neither can you be. They need to see the fraud you are. With their eyes. The blood on your hands... If you kill me [[spoiler: Martha]] dies. And if you fly away, [[spoiler: Martha]] also dies. But if you kill the Bat, [[spoiler: Martha]] lives. There we go. And now God bends to my will.
24th Nov '16 10:13:50 AM nombretomado
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* ''AustinPowers'' the original movie: Dr. Evil (while running away) tries to convince Austin that he's become a "square" and that the 90s doesn't have free love. Austin counters that the 60s were about ''freedom'', only now it's joined by responsibility and that's even groovier. Evil destroys freedom, so he's still fighting the same fight. Then Dr. Evil points out that there's nothing more annoying an old hippie who refuses to get with the times. ''That'' gets Austin's back up.

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* ''AustinPowers'' the original movie: ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'': Dr. Evil (while running away) tries to convince Austin that he's become a "square" and that the 90s doesn't have free love. Austin counters that the 60s were about ''freedom'', only now it's joined by responsibility and that's even groovier. Evil destroys freedom, so he's still fighting the same fight. Then Dr. Evil points out that there's nothing more annoying an old hippie who refuses to get with the times. ''That'' gets Austin's back up.
19th Nov '16 1:29:14 AM Morgenthaler
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** He is talking to [[{{Badass}} Zero]]. Cue his WorldOfCardboardSpeech, which is also his ShutUpHannibal!

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** He is talking to [[{{Badass}} Zero]].Zero. Cue his WorldOfCardboardSpeech, which is also his ShutUpHannibal!
10th Nov '16 9:33:34 PM azul120
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* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', this is one of Johan Liebert's specialities. He actually drives people to suicide with it.



* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', this is one of Johan Liebert's specialties. He actually drives people to suicide with it.



** Then we've got Envy, a big fan of humilating with words. [[spoiler: Roy eventually burns his tongue off.]]

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** Then we've got Envy, a big fan of humilating with words. [[spoiler: Roy [[spoiler:Roy eventually burns his tongue off.]]]]
** After burning Envy back to his parasitic form, Mustang nearly goes in for the final kill to avenge his fallen comrade Hughes, that is, until Ed and Riza both interfere, and along with Scar, talk him out of it, claiming it would make him NotSoDifferent. Envy proceeds to goad at the four for not killing each other in retribution for something they did (Ed not killing Scar for killing the parents of Winry or the MercyKill of Nina, Scar not killing Mustang over the Ishvalan massacre). It completely backfires when they prove they won't turn on each other, and Envy succumbs to the shame of losing to humans, who he saw himself superior to, and [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]].



** When Ed confronts Shou Tucker on how the latter could [[spoiler: use his own wife and daughter for his chimera experiments]], Tucker claims it was for [[NotSoDifferent the same reasons that Ed and Al dabbled in human transmutation to resurrect their mother]]. As the human transmutation incident is a [[BerserkButton particular sore point with Ed]], things turn out quite badly for Tucker.

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** When Ed confronts Shou Tucker on how the latter could [[spoiler: use [[spoiler:use his own wife and daughter for his chimera experiments]], Tucker claims it was for [[NotSoDifferent the same reasons that Ed and Al dabbled in human transmutation to resurrect their mother]]. As the human transmutation incident is a [[BerserkButton particular sore point with Ed]], things turn out quite badly for Tucker.
15th Oct '16 5:42:45 AM Tron80
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** In Supergirl vol 4 #79, super-villain Rebel tries to harass Kara after trying to kill her and Linda Danvers. Supergirl proceeds to tell him that he is a pathetic, insignificant nuisance with delusions of grandeur and she is a very busy and very angry PhysicalGod. He runs away.

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** In Supergirl vol 4 #79, ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', super-villain Rebel tries to harass Kara after trying to kill her and Linda Danvers. Supergirl proceeds to tell him that he is a pathetic, insignificant nuisance with delusions of grandeur and she is a very busy and very angry PhysicalGod. He runs away.
2nd Oct '16 7:42:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{ER}}'':

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': As he seems to have a neon sign on his forehead screaming "SELF-LOATHING WOOBIE WITH DADDY ISSUES", Dean tends to get this done to him a lot. The Crossroads Demon (twice), The Yellow-Eyed Demon (twice), Sam whenever he's under the influence... The list goes on.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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As he seems to have a neon sign on his forehead screaming "SELF-LOATHING WOOBIE WITH DADDY ISSUES", Dean tends to get this done to him a lot. The Crossroads Demon (twice), The Yellow-Eyed Demon (twice), Sam whenever he's under the influence... The list goes on.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor's biggest gift is his gab, especially in his seventh incarnation. Notable examples include talking a Dalek into committing suicide in ''Remembrance of the Daleks'', and even talking down a guard who was ordered to execute him in ''The Happiness Patrol''.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The Doctor's biggest gift is his gab, especially in his seventh incarnation. Notable examples include talking a Dalek into committing suicide in ''Remembrance of the Daleks'', and even talking down a guard who was ordered to execute him in ''The Happiness Patrol''.



* In ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', Malcolm's mother comes with him to an interview for a university, much to the chagrin of the titular character (considering he is the ''only'' one there with a mother). She ends up butting heads with the RA, a massive jerkass. In response to his locking of the vending machine, she escalates the situation in an attempt to get him fired (as opposed to what her son wanted to do, which was go to another floor where the vending machines wouldn't be locked). However, when she confronts him, he nonchalantly points out that this job means nothing to him and there are a hundred other places he could do what he does. Then he quite savagely points out how Lois is a control freak, how she's a failure at life, and how pathetically she's trying to live vicariously through Malcolm, and suggests that if she isn't sure about what he's saying, she should talk to the ''other'' parents that insisted on staying with their kids in the dorm rooms. CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* In ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'':
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Malcolm's mother comes with him to an interview for a university, much to the chagrin of the titular character (considering he is the ''only'' one there with a mother). She ends up butting heads with the RA, a massive jerkass. In response to his locking of the vending machine, she escalates the situation in an attempt to get him fired (as opposed to what her son wanted to do, which was go to another floor where the vending machines wouldn't be locked). However, when she confronts him, he nonchalantly points out that this job means nothing to him and there are a hundred other places he could do what he does. Then he quite savagely points out how Lois is a control freak, how she's a failure at life, and how pathetically she's trying to live vicariously through Malcolm, and suggests that if she isn't sure about what he's saying, she should talk to the ''other'' parents that insisted on staying with their kids in the dorm rooms. CrowningMomentOfAwesome.



* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS1E06FootballFeminismAndYou Football, Feminism and You]]" Jeff delivers a ''really'' nasty lecture to Annie after she discovers his role in persuading Troy to rejoin the football team.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
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In ''Series/{{Community}}'' the episode "[[Recap/CommunityS1E06FootballFeminismAndYou Football, Feminism and You]]" Jeff delivers a ''really'' nasty lecture to Annie after she discovers his role in persuading Troy to rejoin the football team.



* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': In "The Jem'Hadar, Part II," Quark lectures Sisko about his dislike of the Ferengi, claiming that Sisko's HolierThanThou attitude toward Ferengi greed and deceit is hypocritical, given the fact that humans had far more and worse atrocities in their history: slavery, genocide, conquest, etcetera, on a scale that the Ferengi had never rivaled. As Quark stated, "we're not only as good as you are, human -- we're ''better''." Quark's point brings Sisko up short thinking about it, at least briefly.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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In "The Jem'Hadar, Part II," Quark lectures Sisko about his dislike of the Ferengi, claiming that Sisko's HolierThanThou attitude toward Ferengi greed and deceit is hypocritical, given the fact that humans had far more and worse atrocities in their history: slavery, genocide, conquest, etcetera, on a scale that the Ferengi had never rivaled. As Quark stated, "we're not only as good as you are, human -- we're ''better''." Quark's point brings Sisko up short thinking about it, at least briefly.
2nd Oct '16 2:55:41 AM Tron80
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-->'''Kimura:''' Why are you telling me this?
-->'''Emma:''' Because today you go back to being the victim. [[MindRape It's a shame that the people that perfected your body didn't do enough to safeguard your mind...]]
* Every one of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s enemies has tried it. As an action hero, he's immune, but some writers have played it as the villain being right. In [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries the animated series]], ComicBook/TheJoker, master manipulator that he is, convinces a meek psychoanalyst named Harleen Quinzel to go crazy and fall in love with him; she becomes Harley Quinn. During the [[{{Montages}} montage]] {{flashback}} that gives this backstory, they even trade places -- he in the chair, she on the couch -- in several of the analysis scenes.

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-->'''Kimura:''' Why are you telling me this?
-->'''Emma:'''
this?\\
'''Emma:'''
Because today you go back to being the victim. [[MindRape It's a shame that the people that perfected your body didn't do enough to safeguard your mind...]]
* Franchise/{{Batman}}:
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Every one of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Batman's enemies has tried it. As an action hero, he's immune, but some writers have played it as the villain being right. In [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries the animated series]], ComicBook/TheJoker, master manipulator that he is, convinces a meek psychoanalyst named Harleen Quinzel to go crazy and fall in love with him; she becomes Harley Quinn. During the [[{{Montages}} montage]] {{flashback}} that gives this backstory, they even trade places -- he in the chair, she on the couch -- in several of the analysis scenes.



* In the "Elseworlds" (out-of-continuity) comic from DC, ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'', where Superman's pod landed in the Soviet Union instead of the United States, Lex Luthor does this to Superman [[MagnificentBastard with one sentence, written down, and tucked into Lois Luthor (nee Lane)'s coat pocket]]. Stalingrad, which was shrunk and put in a "bottle" instead of Kandor, haunts Superman. Luthor, the president of the US, [[spoiler:takes advantage of this fact by questioning Superman's "perfect" totalitarian rule of most of Earth with the single written sentence, "Why don't you just put the whole world in a bottle, Superman?" He has Lois put the note in her pocket and, when his [[ThePlan plan finally spurs Superman to come to the White House personally]], she is to ask Superman to use his X-ray vision to read the note.]] Superman very nearly breaks down in despair.
** Actually Averted earlier in the same issue, Superman is perfectly willing to debate with Luthor as a way of peacefully addressing their problems (as opposed to the more violent way suggested by Brainiac). [[spoiler: Before Luthor can open his mouth, Brainiac wraps him up in tentacles and drags him away, pointing out how a man of Luthor's intellect could've conceivably pulled this.]]
* An issue of ''Comicbook/{{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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* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
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In the "Elseworlds" (out-of-continuity) comic from DC, ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'', where Superman's pod landed in the Soviet Union instead of the United States, Lex Luthor does this to Superman [[MagnificentBastard with one sentence, written down, and tucked into Lois Luthor (nee Lane)'s coat pocket]]. Stalingrad, which was shrunk and put in a "bottle" instead of Kandor, haunts Superman. Luthor, the president of the US, [[spoiler:takes advantage of this fact by questioning Superman's "perfect" totalitarian rule of most of Earth with the single written sentence, "Why don't you just put the whole world in a bottle, Superman?" He has Lois put the note in her pocket and, when his [[ThePlan plan finally spurs Superman to come to the White House personally]], she is to ask Superman to use his X-ray vision to read the note.]] Superman very nearly breaks down in despair.
** Actually Averted earlier in the same issue, Superman is perfectly willing to debate with Luthor as a way of peacefully addressing their problems (as opposed to the more violent way suggested by Brainiac).Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}). [[spoiler: Before Luthor can open his mouth, Brainiac wraps him up in tentacles and drags him away, pointing out how a man of Luthor's intellect could've conceivably pulled this.]]
* ** An issue of ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' ''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.



* In Supergirl vol 4 #79, super-villain Rebel tries to harass Kara after trying to kill her and Linda Danvers. Supergirl proceeds to tell him that he is a pathetic, insignificant nuisance with delusions of grandeur and she is a very busy and very angry PhysicalGod. He runs away.

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* ** In Supergirl vol 4 #79, super-villain Rebel tries to harass Kara after trying to kill her and Linda Danvers. Supergirl proceeds to tell him that he is a pathetic, insignificant nuisance with delusions of grandeur and she is a very busy and very angry PhysicalGod. He runs away.



** In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Divided We Fall", several of the robotic {{evil knockoff}}s created by [[spoiler:[[FanNickname Brainithor]] (Lex Luthor merged with Brainiac)]] use this technique. It works against {{Superman}} due to his fears of being NotSoDifferent from his AlternateUniverse EvilCounterpart, but Evil Flash has what might be the least successful attempt in history:

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** In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Divided We Fall", several of the robotic {{evil knockoff}}s created by [[spoiler:[[FanNickname Brainithor]] (Lex Luthor merged with Brainiac)]] use this technique. It works against {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} due to his fears of being NotSoDifferent from his AlternateUniverse EvilCounterpart, but Evil Flash has what might be the least successful attempt in history:
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