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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Message Received", [[spoiler:''Peridot'' calls [[BigBad Yellow Diamond,]] whom she has repeatedly set up to be the greatest and most powerful Gem in existence, a ''clod'']].
12th Jan '17 5:34:36 PM MagBas
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* ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': The [[VillainSue Sith Emperor]] is a complete and total OmnicidalManiac, and managed to come to Ziost and possess most of the population into a homicidal rage. The only idea that ends up working? ''Invoking'' the trope by getting him so ticked off at the PlayerCharacter that he loses concentration and sends his possessed mooks into a non-lethal trap. It's cool when a Jedi Knight (who already knocked the wind out of him once) does it, but it's ''epic'' when a puny {{Muggle|s}} Smuggler is the one flipping the proverbial bird.

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* ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': The [[VillainSue Sith Emperor]] Emperor is a complete and total OmnicidalManiac, and managed to come to Ziost and possess most of the population into a homicidal rage. The only idea that ends up working? ''Invoking'' the trope by getting him so ticked off at the PlayerCharacter that he loses concentration and sends his possessed mooks into a non-lethal trap. It's cool when a Jedi Knight (who already knocked the wind out of him once) does it, but it's ''epic'' when a puny {{Muggle|s}} Smuggler is the one flipping the proverbial bird.
12th Jan '17 9:35:41 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Barristan Selmy's reaction to being forcibly retired is to draw his sword, tell off the king and his court, then storm out like he owns the place.
** In "Mhysa", Joffrey accuses ''Tywin'' of ''hiding'' under Casterly Rock during Robert's Rebellion. Tywin responds by dismissing him from the meeting and ''sedating'' him.
11th Jan '17 1:43:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Judge Anderson's flippant nature means she'll even mock an undead superfiend like Judge Death to his face.
1st Jan '17 9:07:19 PM merotoker
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:when [[FanOfUnderdog Hinata]] [[ShrinkingViolet farging]] [[FanPreferredCouple Hyuuga]] fights [[TheDragon Pein]] to save Naruto in Chapter 437, declaring "I won't let you lay another finger on Naruto-kun!" And then...{{S|tuffedInTheFridge}}TAB. She survives.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:when [[FanOfUnderdog Hinata]] [[ShrinkingViolet farging]] [[FanPreferredCouple Hyuuga]] fights [[TheDragon Pein]] to save Naruto in Chapter 437, declaring "I won't let you lay another finger on Naruto-kun!" And then...{{S|tuffedInTheFridge}}TAB. She survives.]]survives]].



*** Also, Naruto himself [[spoiler: likes to greet the Kyuubi by demanding it surrender its chakra to him and calling it a "damn fox." Which is probably a little irritating to a superpowered being who can flatten a mountain by swinging one of its nine tails. However, this being is [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan sealed inside Naruto]] and would have to die with him.]]

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*** Also, Naruto himself [[spoiler: likes to greet the Kyuubi by demanding it surrender its chakra to him and calling it a "damn fox." Which is probably a little irritating to a superpowered being who can flatten a mountain by swinging one of its nine tails. However, this being is [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan sealed inside Naruto]] and would have to die with him.]]him]].



** Recently, [[spoiler:Luffy briefly holds off the assault of Hawkeye Mihawk, the world's greatest swordsman, by throwing [[MonsterClown Buggy]], whose powers render him invulnerable to bladed weapons, at him.]]
** Even more recently, [[spoiler:Coby temporarily distracts everyone at Marineford to try to stop any more casualties by begging for everyone to cease fighting. This includes standing up to many incredibly powerful Marines, especially Akainu, the man who killed Ace and burned off half of Whitebeard's face. Fortunately, this distraction was long enough for Shanks to [[BigDamnHeroes appear and successfully end the war]].]]

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** Recently, [[spoiler:Luffy briefly holds off the assault of Hawkeye Mihawk, the world's greatest swordsman, by throwing [[MonsterClown Buggy]], whose powers render him invulnerable to bladed weapons, at him.]]
** Even more recently, Later, [[spoiler:Coby temporarily distracts everyone at Marineford to try to stop any more casualties by begging for everyone to cease fighting. This includes standing up to many incredibly powerful Marines, especially Akainu, the man who killed Ace and burned off half of Whitebeard's face. Fortunately, this distraction was long enough for Shanks to [[BigDamnHeroes appear and successfully end the war]].]]war]]]].



** Not quite flipping off, but one of Luffy's more noticable character traits is his complete disregard in conversations for the other person's title or power. It doesn't matter if he's talking to a king, one of the Seven Warlords or the Four Emperors, he'll talk to them just as casually as if they were just some average Joe.

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** Not quite flipping off, but one of Luffy's more noticable noticeable character traits is his complete disregard in conversations for the other person's title or power. It doesn't matter if he's talking to a king, one of the Seven Warlords or the Four Emperors, he'll talk to them just as casually as if they were just some average Joe.



* A villainous version can be found in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', where when Franchise/{{Superman}} visits Lex Luthor in jail and offers him a chance at redemption, Lex chooses to [[SpitefulSpit spit in his face]] and give Supes a DeathGlare.

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* A villainous version can be found in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', where when Franchise/{{Superman}} visits Lex Luthor ComicBook/LexLuthor in jail and offers him a chance at redemption, Lex chooses to [[SpitefulSpit spit in his face]] and give Supes a DeathGlare.



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has mocked numerous beings who could easily kill him, like Franchise/{{Superman}}, Comicbook/{{Darkseid}}, and demons. Maybe [[MediumAwareness because he knows]] [[JokerImmunity they can't]].

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has mocked numerous beings who could easily kill him, like Franchise/{{Superman}}, Comicbook/{{Darkseid}}, and demons. Maybe [[MediumAwareness because he knows]] [[JokerImmunity they can't]].



* When the ComicBook/FantasticFour are "fighting" the Dreaming Celestial, a massive EldritchAbomination which has control over Galactus's energy-consuming abilities and is about to destroy the entire universe and all of temporal continuity 30 years into the future with a black hole the size of a galaxy, Reed Richards hangs out of the side of his time sled and starts calling it names. Then lures it smack-dab into a DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu when he gets its attention. [[TheDreaded There's a reason entire alien races run screaming at the sound of Reed's name.]]

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When the ComicBook/FantasticFour Fantastic Four are "fighting" the Dreaming Celestial, a massive EldritchAbomination which has control over Galactus's energy-consuming abilities and is about to destroy the entire universe and all of temporal continuity 30 years into the future with a black hole the size of a galaxy, Reed Richards hangs out of the side of his time sled and starts calling it names. Then lures it smack-dab into a DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu when he gets its attention. [[TheDreaded There's a reason entire alien races run screaming at the sound of Reed's name.]]



* ''FanFic/ShatteredSkies'': [[spoiler: [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Joker]] does this to [[Manga/SailorMoon Chaos]], [[UltimateEvil the source of all evil]], as he is being absorbed back into the nothingness from which he was born... and Chaos is impressed enough to not only spare him, but form an alliance...]]

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* ''FanFic/ShatteredSkies'': [[spoiler: [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Joker]] does this to [[Manga/SailorMoon Chaos]], [[UltimateEvil the source of all evil]], as he is being absorbed back into the nothingness from which he was born... and Chaos is impressed enough to not only spare him, but form an alliance...]]alliance..]].



* In ''{{Discworld}}'' and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crossover Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation, Leonard Hofstadter arrives on the Discworld and realises that, here, he'd be a Wizard rather than an experimental physicist.[[note]]But he and Ponder Stibbons realise the two are a lot more similar than they thought: magic on the Disc and physics on Earth overlap a lot.[[/note]]. as a novice magic user, Leonard is inevitably assailed by Things from the Dungeon Dimensions. Reading his mind, one manifests in the form of Cthulhu to exploit an image of evil which Leonard is conditioned to feel terrified by. But Leonard has read tvtropes and specifically, this page. Leonard rejects the offer to surrender his mind to them. "Cthulhu" then adopts the form of something ''utterly'' terrifying to Leonard Hoftadter. [[spoiler: His mother.]]

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* In ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crossover Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation, Leonard Hofstadter arrives on the Discworld and realises that, here, he'd be a Wizard rather than an experimental physicist.[[note]]But he and Ponder Stibbons realise the two are a lot more similar than they thought: magic on the Disc and physics on Earth overlap a lot.[[/note]]. as a novice magic user, Leonard is inevitably assailed by Things from the Dungeon Dimensions. Reading his mind, one manifests in the form of Cthulhu to exploit an image of evil which Leonard is conditioned to feel terrified by. But Leonard has read tvtropes Wiki/TVTropes and specifically, this page. Leonard rejects the offer to surrender his mind to them. "Cthulhu" then adopts the form of something ''utterly'' terrifying to Leonard Hoftadter. [[spoiler: His mother.]]



** In a later scene when [[spoiler:Manolo comes back to life and kisses Maria in front of Chakal. Chakal steps forward like he's about to attack but Manolo just sticks out his finger in a "give me a moment" gesture. Surprisingly it actually makes Chakal stop and let them finish.]]

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** In a later scene when [[spoiler:Manolo comes back to life and kisses Maria in front of Chakal. Chakal steps forward like he's about to attack but Manolo just sticks out his finger in a "give me a moment" gesture. Surprisingly it actually makes Chakal stop and let them finish.]]finish]].



* In ''Film/PacificRim'', [[spoiler: after Striker Eureka is disabled, the Hansens weigh up their options, then continue the engagement with ''flare-guns''. They do manage to torch one of [[{{Kaiju}} Leatherback's]] eyes... even though that doesn't do much but ''piss him off''. Even ''they'' know it was something really stupid.]]

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* In ''Film/PacificRim'', [[spoiler: after Striker Eureka is disabled, the Hansens weigh up their options, then continue the engagement with ''flare-guns''. They do manage to torch one of [[{{Kaiju}} Leatherback's]] eyes... even though that doesn't do much but ''piss him off''. Even ''they'' know it was something really stupid.]]stupid]].



* In Creator/EricFlint and Creator/DavidFreer's book ''[[Literature/KrimPyramid Pyramid Scheme]]'', our heroes find themselves trapped in the world of Greek mythology and caught up in a war against the gods of Olympus. At one point, Zeus, king of the Olympians, is about to start blasting people with thunderbolts. Henri Lenoir, visiting French botanist, proceeds to deliver a blistering salvo of insults in true Gallic fashion, [[WeNeedADistraction distracting Zeus]] until the others can escape. Also a HeroicSacrifice, because he gets killed. Also a Crowning Moment of Awesome, because he did it while horribly sick [[spoiler:And survived a god level lightning bolt long enough to flirt with a nurse back in the real world and enjoy a glass of fine wine.]]

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* In Creator/EricFlint and Creator/DavidFreer's book ''[[Literature/KrimPyramid Pyramid Scheme]]'', our heroes find themselves trapped in the world of Greek mythology and caught up in a war against the gods of Olympus. At one point, Zeus, king of the Olympians, is about to start blasting people with thunderbolts. Henri Lenoir, visiting French botanist, proceeds to deliver a blistering salvo of insults in true Gallic fashion, [[WeNeedADistraction distracting Zeus]] until the others can escape. Also a HeroicSacrifice, because he gets killed. Also a Crowning Moment of Awesome, because he did it while horribly sick [[spoiler:And survived a god level lightning bolt long enough to flirt with a nurse back in the real world and enjoy a glass of fine wine.]]wine]].



** And in a hilarious use of the trope, [[spoiler:Michael the archangel ''intentionally'' does this to Yahweh when he delivers a heap of bad news to him. He doesn't insult Him directly, but he does do his bit of snarking... and he KNOWS what Yahweh's reaction would be to the news]]

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** And in a hilarious use of the trope, [[spoiler:Michael the archangel ''intentionally'' does this to Yahweh when he delivers a heap of bad news to him. He doesn't insult Him directly, but he does do his bit of snarking... and he KNOWS what Yahweh's reaction would be to the news]]news]].



* The ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novel, ''Literature/TestOfMetal'', has the protagonist, Tezzeret, tells Nicol Bolas, [[AGodAmI the nigh omnipotent 25,000 year old Elder Dragon]], that he's "stupid" and condescendingly tries to explain what the words 'thank you mean'. Bolas is not amused. [[spoiler:Then it turns out the Bolas he flipped off was just an inferior copy the original made to carry out his plans]].

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* The ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novel, ''Literature/TestOfMetal'', has the protagonist, Tezzeret, tells Nicol Bolas, [[AGodAmI the nigh omnipotent 25,000 year old Elder Dragon]], that he's "stupid" and condescendingly tries to explain what the words 'thank you mean'. Bolas is not amused. [[spoiler:Then it turns out the Bolas he flipped off was just an inferior copy the original made to carry out his plans]].plans.]]



* ''StarTrekVoyager'' has "Coda," which sees a whole fantasy sequence set up by the '''alien personification of ''death,''''' that's designed to lure Captain Janeway into an afterlife, so the alien can feed on her body. This fantasy includes the alien itself taking the appearance of Janeway's father. Fortunately, Janeway is too much of a {{Determinator}} for even death itself to stand between her and ''Voyager,'' and tells them off in grand fashion:

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* ''StarTrekVoyager'' ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' has "Coda," which sees a whole fantasy sequence set up by the '''alien personification of ''death,''''' that's designed to lure Captain Janeway into an afterlife, so the alien can feed on her body. This fantasy includes the alien itself taking the appearance of Janeway's father. Fortunately, Janeway is too much of a {{Determinator}} for even death itself to stand between her and ''Voyager,'' and tells them off in grand fashion:



** Hawke can similarly deflate the ego of Hybris, a Pride Demon, in the middle of his BreakingSpeech over [[NiceJobBreakingItHero accidentally]] letting him loose:

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** Hawke can similarly deflate the ego of Hybris, a Pride Demon, in the middle of his BreakingSpeech [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] over [[NiceJobBreakingItHero accidentally]] letting him loose:



* In [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Undertale,]] [[spoiler: Sans arguably [[VillainProtagonist does this to YOU]] at the end of a Genocide run. When you attack him for the first time (which he dodges, something ''literally nobody else can do'', he delivers this remark:]]

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* In [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Undertale,]] ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler: Sans arguably [[VillainProtagonist does this to YOU]] at the end of a Genocide run. When you attack him for the first time (which he dodges, something ''literally nobody else can do'', he delivers this remark:]]



** Kat punches Muut (a personification of death) when she leans that [[spoiler: Muut forced Annie to escort her own mother to the afterlife.]] It's this rather than DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu because it was an admonishment rather than a true attack, but Annie is still impressed, as is TheRant.

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** Kat punches Muut (a personification of death) when she leans that [[spoiler: Muut forced Annie to escort her own mother to the afterlife.]] afterlife]]. It's this rather than DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu because it was an admonishment rather than a true attack, but Annie is still impressed, as is TheRant.



** Possibly a {{downplayed}} "DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu": God appears with a finger puppet mocking Aunt Kate. [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2016-05-07 Aunt Kate magics the puppet]] to fly off and repeatedly swat God's hand with its broom. Something even TheDevil [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2014-09-01 didn't dare try]] when [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2014-08-25 mocked by God]].

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** Possibly a {{downplayed}} {{downplayed|Trope}} "DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu": God appears with a finger puppet mocking Aunt Kate. [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2016-05-07 Aunt Kate magics the puppet]] to fly off and repeatedly swat God's hand with its broom. Something even TheDevil [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2014-09-01 didn't dare try]] when [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2014-08-25 mocked by God]].



* In the YouTubePoop ''[[WebAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasWhoSkellingtonsRevenge Skellington's Revenge]]'', [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Soldier]] attacks the Black Hiver while shouting "Take your voodoo-rabbit ass back to Canada!" [[DoNotTauntCthulhu It doesn't end well for him.]]]]

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* In the YouTubePoop WebAnimation/YouTubePoop ''[[WebAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasWhoSkellingtonsRevenge Skellington's Revenge]]'', [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Soldier]] attacks the Black Hiver while shouting "Take your voodoo-rabbit ass back to Canada!" [[DoNotTauntCthulhu It doesn't end well for him.]]]]him]]]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Message Received", [[spoiler:''Peridot'' calls [[BigBad Yellow Diamond,]] whom she has repeatedly set up to be the greatest and most powerful Gem in existence, a ''clod''.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Message Received", [[spoiler:''Peridot'' calls [[BigBad Yellow Diamond,]] whom she has repeatedly set up to be the greatest and most powerful Gem in existence, a ''clod''.]]''clod'']].



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' tend to do this to ''every'' monster that qualifies - including their enemy Him, who may or not be the Devil himself - usually right before they [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu beat the crud out of it.]]
** Their creator and father Professor Utonium also gets away with insulting Him at the end of "Him Diddle Diddle" by complaining about paying [[spoiler:for the villain's overpriced pancakes]] and chooses to leave and have breakfast with the girls elsewhere.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' tend to do this to ''every'' monster that qualifies - including their enemy Him, who may or not be the Devil himself - usually right before they [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu beat the crud out of it.]]
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]] Their creator and father Professor Utonium also gets away with insulting Him at the end of "Him Diddle Diddle" by complaining about paying [[spoiler:for the villain's overpriced pancakes]] and chooses to leave and have breakfast with the girls elsewhere.
26th Dec '16 3:31:57 PM DarkHunter
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** A minor example in ''Anime/DragonballSuper'', in that Goku wasn't really trying to be insulting, but upon being introduced to Beerus, God of Destruction, he has the audacity to ask for a quick sparring match with him. Everyone around him is horrified, as Beerus is pretty well known for his quick temper and a hatred of being disrespected, but...
-->'''Beerus''': You wish to see a demonstration of my power? Do you know, I have lived for a [[TimeAbyss very long time]], and not once has a mortal dared to issue such a challenge... Very well. A quick round won't hurt.



* In ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse2'', when the PlayerCharacter inadvertently interrupts Beerus's conversation with Goku during the events of ''[[Anime/DragonballZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' while fighting the Time Breakers, the God of Destruction gets quite miffed. Mira eventually tells Beerus to shut up, leaving Beerus gobsmacked that anyone would take such a tone with him. He then decides that Mira is interesting so he'll let them have a few minutes to fight.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse2'', when ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse2'': When the PlayerCharacter inadvertently interrupts Beerus's conversation with Goku during the events of ''[[Anime/DragonballZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' while fighting the Time Breakers, the God of Destruction gets quite miffed. Mira eventually tells Beerus to shut up, leaving Beerus gobsmacked that anyone would take such a tone with him. He then decides that Mira is interesting so he'll let them have a few minutes to fight.
26th Dec '16 3:23:42 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse2'', when the PlayerCharacter inadvertently interrupts Beerus's conversation with Goku during the events of ''[[Anime/DragonballZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' while fighting the Time Breakers, the God of Destruction gets quite miffed. Mira eventually tells Beerus to shut up, leaving Beerus gobsmacked that anyone would take such a tone with him.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse2'', when the PlayerCharacter inadvertently interrupts Beerus's conversation with Goku during the events of ''[[Anime/DragonballZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' while fighting the Time Breakers, the God of Destruction gets quite miffed. Mira eventually tells Beerus to shut up, leaving Beerus gobsmacked that anyone would take such a tone with him. He then decides that Mira is interesting so he'll let them have a few minutes to fight.
26th Dec '16 1:09:52 AM Phys101
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* ''{{Webcomic/Sinfest}}'': [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-12-30 Monique and Slick]] flip off TheDevil as a [[MomentOfAwesome CMoA]] in this {{heartwarming|moments}} HopeSpot in their relationship. TheDevil is left speechless.

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* ''{{Webcomic/Sinfest}}'': ''{{Webcomic/Sinfest}}'':
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[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-12-30 Monique and Slick]] flip off TheDevil as a [[MomentOfAwesome CMoA]] in this {{heartwarming|moments}} HopeSpot in their relationship. TheDevil is left speechless.speechless.
** Heartwarmingly {{subverted}} with [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2016-08-04 Lil'E's first "POMF"]]. Tangerine and Lil'E dance around, taunting the watching drones and "Dad" in particular. How does TheDevil respond? He goes off to his secure vault and uploads a video titled, "first_bomf".
** Possibly a {{downplayed}} "DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu": God appears with a finger puppet mocking Aunt Kate. [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2016-05-07 Aunt Kate magics the puppet]] to fly off and repeatedly swat God's hand with its broom. Something even TheDevil [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2014-09-01 didn't dare try]] when [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2014-08-25 mocked by God]].
22nd Dec '16 10:25:28 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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** Not long after this, we get Team SDG escaping Cerberus. As the door closes, the three of them give one final insult through mocking faces.


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* Right before facing off a huge pirate mini-boss in ''[[Franchise/RatchetAndClank Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty]]'', you are prompted three options after his AnyLastWords. One of them is "Yeah, you're in need of a bath".
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The final part of [[spoiler: Peridot]]'s HeelFaceTurn is trying to argue with the BigBad, Yellow Diamond, and eventually insulting her intelligence and calling her a [[FantasticSlur clod]].
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