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22nd Apr '17 4:35:35 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/{{ROTOR}}'': The EstablishingCharacterMoment of the titular RabidCop KillerRobot includes a moment where it walks through several rows of empty folding chairs to try to present itself as an ImplacableMan... unfortunately, it is pretty easy to see the actor had difficulty doing so.
13th Mar '17 8:22:16 AM JackG
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''
** In "Baelor", Tyrion Lannister's RousingSpeech works fine until the mountain clans charge over him, knocking him unconscious and trampling him into the mud.
-->'''Bronn:''' You're a shit warrior.
** Theon Greyjoy's RousingSpeech in "Valar Morghulis" is also well received. Then his men knock him unconscious in the middle of a battle cry and hand Theon over to the enemy.
23rd Feb '17 1:45:31 PM tromag
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** Also invoked later on when Niska tries to give Zoe a SadisticChoice by telling her the money she's brought him isn't enough for him to spare both of his prisoners, and she must choose to free either Mal (her oldest friend) or Wash (her husband), with the other facing a slow, torturous death. He clearly expects this to be an impossible dilemma for her, but she chooses to free Wash without any hesitation, interrupting Niska's attempt at an evil monologue. Subverted, as Niska recovers from the surprise and darkens the mood again by cutting off Mal's ear, saying the money was enough for a little more than one person.

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** Also invoked later on when Niska tries to give Zoe a SadisticChoice by telling her the money she's brought him isn't enough for him to spare both of his prisoners, SadisticChoice: he has Mal and she must choose to free either Mal (her oldest friend) or Wash (her husband), with captive, and agrees to let one go while the other facing a slow, torturous death. He clearly expects this will continue to be tortured. He starts to make a dramatic speech about how she must make an impossible dilemma for her, but she chooses to free Wash without any hesitation, interrupting Niska's attempt at an evil monologue. decision, and Zoe interrupts him by immediately picking her husband. Subverted, as in that Niska recovers from the surprise is angry about having his moment ruined, and darkens the mood again takes it out on Mal by cutting off Mal's ear, saying the money was enough for a little more than one person.slicing his ear off.
1st Jan '17 11:18:58 AM oforiousmic
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1st Jan '17 11:18:00 AM oforiousmic
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-->'''[=McG=]onagall:''' Ah, of course. There's no need to say any more, Miss Granger. Tell me, which of you will be dying this year?

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-->'''[=McG=]onagall:''' Ah, of course. There's no need to say any more, Miss Granger. Tell me, which of you will be dying this year?year?\\
1st Jan '17 11:16:45 AM oforiousmic
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:: Then Hermione tells her they just had Divination.

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:: ** Then Hermione tells her they just had Divination.
1st Jan '17 11:15:30 AM oforiousmic
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16th Dec '16 2:15:27 AM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'': Professor Trelawney having predicted Harry's death, the class is very subdued during Transfiguration, not reacting when [=McG=]onagall turns into a cat and back.
-->'''[=McG=]onagall:''' Not that it matters, but that's the first time my transformation's not gotten applause from a class.
:: Then Hermione tells her they just had Divination.
-->'''[=McG=]onagall:''' Ah, of course. There's no need to say any more, Miss Granger. Tell me, which of you will be dying this year?
'''Harry:''' ... Me.\\
'''[=McG=]onagall:''' I see. then you should know, Potter, that Sybill Trelawney has predicted the death of one student a year since she arrived at this school. None of them has died yet. Seeing death omens is her favorite way of get [[CouldSayItBut If it were not for the fact that I never speak ill of my colleagues-]]\\
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'''[=McG=]onagall:''' You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don't let you off homework today. I assure you if if you die, you need not hand it in.
14th Dec '16 5:34:34 AM Scsigs
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** Out of universe examples: most of the time the show tries to do an entirely dramatic episode since it came back, the episode falls flat on its face because of a mix of the cutaway gags and the writers horribly botching the episodes, as many critics, or just people who analyze the show even a little bit, would be able to attest to.
27th Nov '16 1:38:53 AM JackG
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** In "Lessons", Buffy is telling Dawn how dangerous the vampire burrowing out of his grave is, when the vampire interrupts to ask for their help as he's stuck.
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