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28th Jan '16 4:45:02 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* When unveiling [[ArtifactOfDoom the mirror]] in ''Film/{{Oculus}}'', Kaylie makes a quick quip about it must have been left hungry for new victims. The mirror follows up that remark with a MirrorScare.
12th Jan '16 1:39:47 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Hannibal Lecture is not "villain speech" or "general demoralizing speech"
* A human hero version occurs in the ''Creator/AgathaChristie's Series/{{Poirot}}'' adaptation of ''[[Literature/{{Curtain}} Curtain: Poirot's Last Case]]'': [[spoiler:Stephen Norton, on hearing that Literature/HerculePoirot is about to execute him, pulls off a "StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred" stance, [[KickTheDog temporarily withholds the amyl nitrite from him when he needs it]], [[BreakThemByTalking (almost) breaks him by talking in a]] DoomedMoralVictor HannibalLecture, and attempts to trigger Poirot's BerserkButton [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking by calling him an "old man"]]. It is more than enough to sign Norton's death warrant via SlippingAMickey and a {{Pretty Little Headshot|s}}]].
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* A human hero version occurs in the ''Creator/AgathaChristie's Series/{{Poirot}}'' adaptation of ''[[Literature/{{Curtain}} Curtain: Poirot's Last Case]]'': [[spoiler:Stephen Norton, on hearing that Literature/HerculePoirot is about to execute him, pulls off a "StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred" stance, [[KickTheDog temporarily withholds the amyl nitrite from him when he needs it]], [[BreakThemByTalking (almost) breaks him by talking in a]] DoomedMoralVictor HannibalLecture, manner, and attempts to trigger Poirot's BerserkButton [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking by calling him an "old man"]]. It is more than enough to sign Norton's death warrant via SlippingAMickey and a {{Pretty Little Headshot|s}}]].
30th Dec '15 11:08:20 PM merotoker
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Commented out Zero Context Example.
** In general, anyone who is not a superpowered planet-killing warrior had better be polite when they speak to Shenron. It's implied that he's killed people in the past who took too long to decide on a wish, and in ''[[Anime/DragonballZResurrectionF Resurrection F]]'', he {{Lampshades}} to Sorbet that being rude to the super-powerful magical dragon-god is not a wise idea (Sorbet immediately rephrases his wish to be more polite). The only being that has ever cowed Shenron is the aforementioned Beerus. * In ''Manga/ElfenLied'', Bando mocks Lucy, [[spoiler:technically Nyu at the time]], despite knowing the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide potential powers]] she has -- although he is an [[PsychoForHire arrogant bastard]] [[SociopathicHero not too far from the Diclonii]]. [[spoiler:She breaks both arms and gouges out his eyes]].
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** In general, anyone who is not a superpowered planet-killing warrior had better be polite when they speak to Shenron. It's implied that he's killed people in the past who took too long to decide on a wish, and in ''[[Anime/DragonballZResurrectionF Resurrection F]]'', he {{Lampshades}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}s to Sorbet that being rude to the super-powerful magical dragon-god is not a wise idea (Sorbet immediately rephrases his wish to be more polite). The only being that has ever cowed Shenron is the aforementioned Beerus. * In ''Manga/ElfenLied'', Bando mocks Lucy, [[spoiler:technically Nyu at the time]], despite knowing the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide potential powers]] she has -- although he is an [[PsychoForHire arrogant bastard]] [[SociopathicHero not too far from the Diclonii]]. [[spoiler:She breaks both arms and gouges out his eyes]].eyes.]]

* [[MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro Yako]] is basically the poster girl for this trope.
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* %%* [[MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro Yako]] is basically the poster girl for this trope.

* Ryoko does this twice in the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' OVAs. The first time, she mocks Ayeka's attempts at torturing information out of her with electrical shocks from her guardians; Ayeka just uses ''Sword Tenchi's lockout'' instead, which hurts like a bitch. The second time, Ryoko makes the mistake at laughing at Ayeka's cutesy voice towards her mother, Misaki; Misaki responds by grabbing Ryoko's cheeks and stretching.
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* Ryoko does this twice in the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' OVAs.{{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VAs. The first time, she mocks Ayeka's attempts at torturing information out of her with electrical shocks from her guardians; Ayeka just uses ''Sword Tenchi's lockout'' instead, which hurts like a bitch. The second time, Ryoko makes the mistake at laughing at Ayeka's cutesy voice towards her mother, Misaki; Misaki responds by grabbing Ryoko's cheeks and stretching.

* In ''Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', The Leader Samuel Sterns once negotiated a contract with Mephisto with favorable terms for him and the Thunderbolts. The Leader left rather satisfied that he beat the devil at his own game, while Mephisto stewed in frustration. At the end of this run of the series, [[spoiler:The Leader is doomed to suffer the Ghost Rider's Penance Stare for the rest of his life as punishment for all the crap he's done throughout the series. Cue Mephisto waltzing in with a new contract in hand. The Leader immediately signs the new contract to escape the Penance Stare. Mephisto sends the Ghost Rider back to Johnny Blaze (much to Blaze's displeasure) and escorts Sterns to Hell while describing all of the tortures he has in mind for Sterns.]]
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', The Leader Samuel Sterns once negotiated a contract with Mephisto with favorable terms for him and the Thunderbolts. The Leader left rather satisfied that he beat the devil at his own game, while Mephisto stewed in frustration. At the end of this run of the series, [[spoiler:The Leader is doomed to suffer the Ghost Rider's Penance Stare for the rest of his life as punishment for all the crap he's done throughout the series. Cue Mephisto waltzing in with a new contract in hand. The Leader immediately signs the new contract to escape the Penance Stare. Mephisto sends the Ghost Rider back to Johnny Blaze (much to Blaze's displeasure) and escorts Sterns to Hell while describing all of the tortures he has in mind for Sterns.]]Sterns]].

** In the book ''Ghost Story'', Harry makes the mistake of [[spoiler:leaving the "el" off of the Archangel Uriel's name. Uriel]], who's a cheerful and affable sort, very quickly tells Harry that he does '''not''' want to make that mistake again. The FridgeBrilliance behind it: [[spoiler:"Uriel" means "Light of God", with "el" being the "God" part. Who else's name meant just "light"? [[{{Satan}} Lucifer.]]]]
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** In the book ''Ghost Story'', Harry makes the mistake of [[spoiler:leaving the "el" off of the Archangel Uriel's name. Uriel]], who's a cheerful and affable sort, very quickly tells Harry that he does '''not''' want to make that mistake again. The FridgeBrilliance behind it: [[spoiler:"Uriel" means "Light of God", with "el" being the "God" part. Who else's name meant just "light"? [[{{Satan}} Lucifer.]]]]Lucifer]]]].

--->'''Khan''': Where am I? --->'''[=McCoy=]''': You're in bed, holding a knife at your doctor's throat. --->'''Khan''': Answer my question. --->'''[=McCoy=]''': It would be most effective if you would cut the carotid artery, just under the left ear.
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--->'''Khan''': -->'''Khan''': Where am I? --->'''[=McCoy=]''': -->'''[=McCoy=]''': You're in bed, holding a knife at your doctor's throat. --->'''Khan''': -->'''Khan''': Answer my question. --->'''[=McCoy=]''': -->'''[=McCoy=]''': It would be most effective if you would cut the carotid artery, just under the left ear.

* [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Do not taunt]] HappyFunBall.
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* [[Series/SaturdayNightLive ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Do not taunt]] taunt HappyFunBall.

* A human hero version occurs in the ''Creator/AgathaChristie's Series/{{Poirot}}'' adaptation of ''[[Literature/{{Curtain}} Curtain: Poirot's Last Case]]'': [[spoiler:Stephen Norton, on hearing that Literature/HerculePoirot is about to execute him, pulls off a "StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred" stance, [[KickTheDog temporarily withholds the amyl nitrite from him when he needs it]], [[BreakThemByTalking (almost) breaks him by talking in a]] DoomedMoralVictor HannibalLecture, and attempts to trigger Poirot's BerserkButton [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking by calling him an "old man"]]. It is more than enough to sign Norton's death warrant via SlippingAMickey and a {{Pretty Little Headshot|s}}.]]
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* A human hero version occurs in the ''Creator/AgathaChristie's Series/{{Poirot}}'' adaptation of ''[[Literature/{{Curtain}} Curtain: Poirot's Last Case]]'': [[spoiler:Stephen Norton, on hearing that Literature/HerculePoirot is about to execute him, pulls off a "StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred" stance, [[KickTheDog temporarily withholds the amyl nitrite from him when he needs it]], [[BreakThemByTalking (almost) breaks him by talking in a]] DoomedMoralVictor HannibalLecture, and attempts to trigger Poirot's BerserkButton [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking by calling him an "old man"]]. It is more than enough to sign Norton's death warrant via SlippingAMickey and a {{Pretty Little Headshot|s}}.]]Headshot|s}}]].

* In the first ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' game, you are warned, "It's not a good idea to antagonize the Dutchman right now."
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\n* In the first ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' game, you are warned, "It's not a good idea to antagonize the Dutchman right now."

* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', on one of the {{Space Pirates}} terminals you can read "Science Team reminds all personnel to refrain from antagonizing Metroids. Severe penalties will be enforced for all violations of this order." Similarly, the Chozo warn against defacing their artifacts lest the offenders "face [their] wrath, unfettered and raw." Meta-Ridley missed the memo. The Space Pirates were also warned to refrain from feeding the Metroids pet food, as they can't digest solid food and get sick (and more irritable) from eating it. Do not food-poison Cthulhu?
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* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', on one of the {{Space Pirates}} SpacePirates terminals you can read "Science Team reminds all personnel to refrain from antagonizing Metroids. Severe penalties will be enforced for all violations of this order." Similarly, the Chozo warn against defacing their artifacts lest the offenders "face [their] wrath, unfettered and raw." Meta-Ridley missed the memo. The Space Pirates were also warned to refrain from feeding the Metroids pet food, as they can't digest solid food and get sick (and more irritable) from eating it. Do not food-poison Cthulhu?

* The ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' module ''A Hunt Through the Dark'' contains a dream sequence in which your character is visited by and receives new powers from Lolth. [[HopelessBossFight Talking back to Lolth is a really, really bad idea. As is talking back to Piwiewen in the opening scene.]] The ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' module ''The Maimed God's Saga'' allows your character, a cleric of Tyr, to talk to [[BiggerBad Malar, god of savagery]], through a portal to his home plane. Mouthing off at the end of the conversation results in him attempting to blast you out of existence through the portal. Only a DeusExMachina from Tyr saves your life.
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* The ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' module ''A Hunt Through the Dark'' contains a dream sequence in which your character is visited by and receives new powers from Lolth. [[HopelessBossFight Talking back to Lolth is a really, really bad idea. As is talking back to Piwiewen in the opening scene.]] The ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' module ''The Maimed God's Saga'' allows your character, a cleric of Tyr, to talk to [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain Malar, god of savagery]], through a portal to his home plane. Mouthing off at the end of the conversation results in him attempting to blast you out of existence through the portal. Only a DeusExMachina from Tyr saves your life.

* In one of the Extra Missions for ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger: Guardian Signs'', [[spoiler:a berserk Arceus is tearing shit up, and [[MisanthropeSupreme Purple Eyes]] tries to appeal to it in an attempt to [[KillAllHumans wipe everything else out]]. Once the player has calmed Arceus down, it disappears to its home plane...[[LaserGuidedKarma and takes Purple Eyes with it]]. Says something about how [[Monster/{{Pokemon}} all sorts of really nasty villains]] exist throughout the PokÚverse, and ''this'' is the guy deemed unfit for the mortal plane.]]
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* In one of the Extra Missions for ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger: Guardian Signs'', [[spoiler:a berserk Arceus is tearing shit up, and [[MisanthropeSupreme Purple Eyes]] tries to appeal to it in an attempt to [[KillAllHumans wipe everything else out]]. Once the player has calmed Arceus down, it disappears to its home plane...[[LaserGuidedKarma and takes Purple Eyes with it]]. Says something about how [[Monster/{{Pokemon}} all sorts of really nasty villains]] exist throughout the PokÚverse, and ''this'' is the guy deemed unfit for the mortal plane.]]plane]].

* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', when confronting [[BigBad Doviculus]] Lars Halford boasts about his status as the BigGood. In return, [[spoiler:Doviculus [[JustShootHim impales him with his weapon]] and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy notes that it was easier than he thought]].]]
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* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', when confronting [[BigBad Doviculus]] Lars Halford boasts about his status as the BigGood. In return, [[spoiler:Doviculus [[JustShootHim impales him with his weapon]] and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy notes that it was easier than he thought]].]]thought]]]].

** By the time of the SequelSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', we find out that he was [[spoiler:tossed in the Fog of Lost Souls, a Spirit World prison for intrusive humans that forever leaves them in a [[AndIMustScream despondent]] state. He's forever doomed to be ranting about being the Moonslayer and wanting to capture the Avatar.]]
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** By the time of the SequelSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', we find out that he was [[spoiler:tossed in the Fog of Lost Souls, a Spirit World prison for intrusive humans that forever leaves them in a [[AndIMustScream despondent]] state. He's forever doomed to be ranting about being the Moonslayer and wanting to capture the Avatar.]]Avatar]].

* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has Cartman, who decided to insult and taunt {{God}}, for not getting a humancentiPad. He promptly gets a [[BoltOfDivineRetribution thunderbolt in his face]]. He got better. ** By the same token, taunting Cartman is an exceedingly bad idea. Just ask [[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie Scott Tenorman]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has Cartman, who decided to insult and taunt {{God}}, for not getting a humancentiPad. He promptly gets a [[BoltOfDivineRetribution thunderbolt in his face]]. He got better. ** better. By the same token, taunting Cartman is an exceedingly bad idea. Just ask [[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie Scott Tenorman]].

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26th Dec '15 6:38:47 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheWell'' book ''The Suffering'', some kids try performing a ritual to summon a ghost to harmlessly possess a doll. However, they make the mistake of taunting the ghost by nicknaming it "Dumbelina". This pisses it off, disrupts the ritual, and causes the doll it possesses to become a KillerDoll instead of a harmless one.
23rd Dec '15 5:26:38 PM DarkHunter
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** In general, anyone who is not a superpowered planet-killing warrior had better be polite when they speak to Shenron. It's implied that he's killed people in the past who took too long to decide on a wish, and in ''[[Anime/DragonballZResurrectionF Resurrection F]]'', he warns Sorbet that being rude to him is not a wise idea (Sorbet immediately rephrases his wish to be more polite). The only being that has ever cowed Shenron is the aforementioned Beerus.
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** In general, anyone who is not a superpowered planet-killing warrior had better be polite when they speak to Shenron. It's implied that he's killed people in the past who took too long to decide on a wish, and in ''[[Anime/DragonballZResurrectionF Resurrection F]]'', he warns {{Lampshades}} to Sorbet that being rude to him the super-powerful magical dragon-god is not a wise idea (Sorbet immediately rephrases his wish to be more polite). The only being that has ever cowed Shenron is the aforementioned Beerus.
16th Dec '15 4:00:30 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': In the ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' movie, Buu is on the receiving end of this trope when he eats two plates of custard that Lord Beerus wanted and then mocks him for it. Beerus responds by blasting him into a lake, then fishing him out and smashing his head against Gohan's.
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': ** In the ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' movie, Buu is on the receiving end of this trope when he eats two plates of custard that Lord Beerus wanted and then mocks him for it. Beerus responds by blasting him into a lake, then fishing him out and smashing his head against Gohan's.Gohan's. ** In general, anyone who is not a superpowered planet-killing warrior had better be polite when they speak to Shenron. It's implied that he's killed people in the past who took too long to decide on a wish, and in ''[[Anime/DragonballZResurrectionF Resurrection F]]'', he warns Sorbet that being rude to him is not a wise idea (Sorbet immediately rephrases his wish to be more polite). The only being that has ever cowed Shenron is the aforementioned Beerus.
15th Dec '15 10:33:26 PM superboy313
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Do ''not'' piss off Buu. Chi-Chi did this, and was turned into an egg and ''crushed'' in front of her family, friends, and her youngest child, Goten! ** In the ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' movie, Buu is on the receiving end of this trope when he eats two plates of custard that Lord Beerus wanted and then mocks him for it. Beerus responds by blasting him into a lake, then fishing him out and smashing his head against Gohan's.
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Do ''not'' piss off Buu. Chi-Chi did this, and was turned into an egg and ''crushed'' in front of her family, friends, and her youngest child, Goten! ** In the ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' movie, Buu is on the receiving end of this trope when he eats two plates of custard that Lord Beerus wanted and then mocks him for it. Beerus responds by blasting him into a lake, then fishing him out and smashing his head against Gohan's.
14th Dec '15 9:08:48 PM superboy313
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A SisterTrope to DeathByMocking.
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A SisterTrope to DeathByMocking. DeathByMocking. Often overlaps with TemptingFate.
17th Oct '15 12:12:28 PM Blazer
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* Ryoko does this twice in the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' OVAs. The first time, she mocks Ayeka's attempts at torturing information out of her with electrical shocks from her guardians; Ayeka just uses ''Sword Tenchi's lockout'' instead, which hurts like a bitch. The second time, Ryoko makes the mistake at laughing at Ayeka's cutesy voice towards her mother, Misaki; Misaki responds by grabbing Ryoko's cheeks and stretching.
6th Oct '15 10:42:51 AM KingNine
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* In ''ComicBook/WildsEnd'' Mr. Fawkes flips off the alien death robot that is chasing him. It then easily overturns the car he is riding in.
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