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23rd Aug '16 3:46:17 PM eroock
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22nd Aug '16 3:26:10 PM KeithM
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** Renegade prompts allow this to happen a few other times. In another noticeable instance during Miranda's loyalty mission, a group of Eclipse mercenaries who have Shepard, Miranda and the third member of the group at gunpoint and their leader will go on at length about how he's giving them chance to walk away before he's forced to hurt them. Hit the prompt in the middle of the speech and Shepard effortlessly takes him out and Miranda shoots the cable of a cargo crate overhead which lands and causes an explosion dispatching the majority of the mercs. There's a closeup on the face of one of the survivors, a salarian, and his expression clearly shows he's thinking "What the ''fuck'' just happened?!"

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** Renegade prompts allow this to happen a few other times. In another noticeable instance during Miranda's loyalty mission, a group of Eclipse mercenaries who have Shepard, Miranda and the third member of the group at gunpoint and their leader will go on at length about how he's giving them chance to walk away before he's forced to hurt them. Hit the prompt in the middle of the speech and Shepard effortlessly takes him out and Miranda shoots the cable of a cargo crate overhead which lands and causes an explosion dispatching the majority of the mercs. There's a closeup on the face of one of the survivors, a salarian, and his expression clearly shows he's thinking "What the ''fuck'' just happened?!"
22nd Aug '16 3:24:46 PM KeithM
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', a Krogan who has the drop on Shepard starts a rant about how he's defeated Shepard and will rule Tuchanka. If the player takes a Renegade interrupt that pops up during the speech, Shepard fires a single shot from his/her sidearm, which then causes him to mock Shepard for missing and proving how incompetent and overrated s/he is. He fails to notice the now-leaking gas line Shepard was aiming at until Shepard helpfully points it out just before it explodes.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', a Krogan who has the drop on Shepard starts a rant about how he's defeated Shepard and his clan will rule Tuchanka. If the player takes a Renegade interrupt that pops up during the speech, Shepard fires a single shot from his/her sidearm, which then causes him to mock Shepard for missing and proving how incompetent and overrated s/he is. He fails to notice the now-leaking gas line Shepard was aiming at until Shepard helpfully points it out just before it explodes.


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** Renegade prompts allow this to happen a few other times. In another noticeable instance during Miranda's loyalty mission, a group of Eclipse mercenaries who have Shepard, Miranda and the third member of the group at gunpoint and their leader will go on at length about how he's giving them chance to walk away before he's forced to hurt them. Hit the prompt in the middle of the speech and Shepard effortlessly takes him out and Miranda shoots the cable of a cargo crate overhead which lands and causes an explosion dispatching the majority of the mercs. There's a closeup on the face of one of the survivors, a salarian, and his expression clearly shows he's thinking "What the ''fuck'' just happened?!"
22nd Aug '16 3:18:32 PM KeithM
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** Making it even funnier, one of his guards ''does'' notice it and starts backing up.
22nd Aug '16 2:48:47 PM StFan
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->''"I'm going to the crime scene to see what I can find out. You guys research the Polgara demon; I want to know where it is. When I find it, I am going to make him pay for taking that kid's life. I'll make him die in ways he can't even imagine. (''[[{{Beat}} pauses; looks down at her clothes]]'') That probably would have sounded more commanding if I wasn't wearing my 'yummy sushi' pajamas."''

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->''"I'm going to the crime scene to see what I can find out. You guys research the Polgara demon; I want to know where it is. When I find it, I am going to make him pay for taking that kid's life. I'll make him die in ways he can't even imagine. (''[[{{Beat}} ''[[[{{Beat}} pauses; looks down at her clothes]]'') clothes]]]'' That probably would have sounded more commanding if I wasn't wearing my 'yummy sushi' pajamas."''









-->'''Ash:''' (''walking away, to himself'') That was dramatic... (''immediately slips on ketchup, out loud'') THAT WAS PATHETIC!

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-->'''Ash:''' (''walking ''[walking away, to himself'') himself]'' That was dramatic... (''immediately ''[immediately slips on ketchup, out loud'') loud]'' THAT WAS PATHETIC!



* In one chapter of FanFic/TheTwilightChild, Rarity and Sweetie Belle quickly get into an argument, which ends with Sweetie Belle trying to storm out of the room, complete with dramatic door slam. Unfortunately her tail gets stuck.

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* In one chapter of FanFic/TheTwilightChild, ''Fanfic/TheTwilightChild'', Rarity and Sweetie Belle quickly get into an argument, which ends with Sweetie Belle trying to storm out of the room, complete with dramatic door slam. Unfortunately her tail gets stuck.



*** See also:
---> '''Shen:''' Call in the wolves! I want them ready to move! The Year of the Peacock begins now!
---> '''Wolf Boss:''' Right now? Cuz' it's the middle of the year, so you'd only get, like, half of a Year of the Peacock.
---> '''Shen:''' ''[DeathGlare]''

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*** ** See also:
---> '''Shen:''' --->'''Shen:''' Call in the wolves! I want them ready to move! The Year of the Peacock begins now!
--->
now!\\
'''Wolf Boss:''' Right now? Cuz' it's the middle of the year, so you'd only get, like, half of a Year of the Peacock.
--->
Peacock.\\
'''Shen:''' ''[DeathGlare]''''[{{death glare}}]''



-->'''Snow White''': Oh dear, did you hurt yourself?\\
'''Grumpy''': Bah! [''blows a raspberry at her, then storms into the bathroom to wash'']

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-->'''Snow White''': White:''' Oh dear, did you hurt yourself?\\
'''Grumpy''': '''Grumpy:''' Bah! [''blows ''[blows a raspberry at her, then storms into the bathroom to wash'']wash]''



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', the title character is in the Once-ler's room to deliver a dramatic warning. He does this and attempts to open the door and walk out... only to be unable to reach the door handle. The Once-ler helps him, and the Lorax tries warning him again.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', the title character is in the Once-ler's room to deliver a dramatic warning. He does this and attempts to open the door and walk out... only to be unable to reach the door handle.handle because he's too short. The Once-ler helps him, and the Lorax tries warning him again.



--->'''Adagio:''' (''mock surprise'') Oh, no! No-one's mingling! It's like there's some kind of underlying tension that could bubble to the surface at any minute!\\

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--->'''Adagio:''' (''mock surprise'') ''[mock surprise]'' Oh, no! No-one's mingling! It's like there's some kind of underlying tension that could bubble to the surface at any minute!\\



'''Sonata:''' (''excited'') Lunch?!
** Twilight and friends' first attempt at invoking the Magic of Friendship is a drawn-out example. Even the music is on it, rising dramatically as they lock hands together and Twilight exclaims "Friendship is magic!"... [[LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand and then puttering out]] as nothing happen, and everybody look at them like they're crazy.

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'''Sonata:''' (''excited'') ''[excited]'' Lunch?!
** Twilight and friends' first attempt at invoking the Magic of Friendship is a drawn-out example. Even the music is on it, rising dramatically as they lock hands together and Twilight exclaims "Friendship "[[TitleDrop Friendship is magic!"...magic!]]"... [[LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand and then puttering out]] as nothing happen, and everybody look at them like they're crazy.



--->'''Trixie:''' Trixie's okay!

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--->'''Trixie:''' [[ImOkay Trixie's okay! okay!]]



-->'''Bloat:''' If you are able to swim through...''the RING...of'' '''''FIRE!'''''
-->(nothing happens)
-->'''Bloat:''' ''(from the side of his mouth)'' Turn on the ring of fire! ''The ring of fire!''
-->(Jacque turns on the volcano)
-->'''Bloat:''' '''''THERINGOFFIRE!'''''

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-->'''Bloat:''' If you are able to swim through... ''the RING...RING... of'' '''''FIRE!'''''
-->(nothing happens)
-->'''Bloat:''' ''(from
'''''FIRE!'''''\\
''[nothing happens]''\\
'''Bloat:''' ''[from
the side of his mouth)'' mouth]'' Turn on the ring of fire! ''The ring of fire!''
-->(Jacque
fire!''\\
''[Jacque
turns on the volcano)
-->'''Bloat:'''
volcano]''\\
'''Bloat:'''
'''''THERINGOFFIRE!'''''



* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'':
** Loki attempts to interrupt a WorldOfCardboardSpeech with a dramatic one-liner and a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]]... only for [[spoiler:his staff to bounce off the Arc Reactor in Tony's chest]].
--->'''Loki:''' ...That usually works.
--->'''Tony:''' Well, performance issues ...
** Loki's on the receiving end of this towards the end when he begins a very dramatic and vainglorious speech about how all-powerful he is. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the person he tries delivering it to is [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], who just picks him up mid-rant and [[MetronomicManMashing smacks him around the room like a rag-doll.]]]]

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
**
''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'':
** *** Loki attempts to interrupt a WorldOfCardboardSpeech with a dramatic one-liner and a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]]... only for [[spoiler:his staff to bounce off the Arc Reactor in Tony's chest]].
--->'''Loki:''' ...---->'''Loki:''' ...That usually works.
--->'''Tony:'''
works.\\
'''Tony:'''
Well, performance issues ...
** *** Loki's on the receiving end of this towards the end when he begins a very dramatic and vainglorious speech about how all-powerful he is. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the person he tries delivering it to is [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], who just picks him up mid-rant and [[MetronomicManMashing smacks him around the room like a rag-doll.]]]]]]]]
** A RunningGag in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', starting when Quill introduces himself as the notorious outlaw Star-Lord, only to find no-one knows who he is, and ending with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when [[spoiler:Quill interrupts the BigBad's EvilGloating by challenging him to a dance-off.]]



* A RunningGag in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', starting when Quill introduces himself as the notorious outlaw Star Lord, only to find no-one knows who he is, and ending with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when [[spoiler:Quill interrupts the BigBad's EvilGloating by challenging him to a dance-off.]]
* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. Nux wins the favour of Immortan Joe, and reveals to him that he knows how to get inside Furiosa's War Rig. Joe hands Nux his own revolver, and sends him aboard the Rig to finish the job. Epic music rises as Nux begins his run towards the cab... and his chain catches on the ladder, snatching him backwards to fall off the rig.

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* A RunningGag in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', starting when Quill introduces himself as the notorious outlaw Star Lord, only to find no-one knows who he is, and ending with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when [[spoiler:Quill interrupts the BigBad's EvilGloating by challenging him to a dance-off.]]
* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. Nux wins the favour favor of Immortan Joe, and reveals to him that he knows how to get inside Furiosa's War Rig. Joe hands Nux his own revolver, and sends him aboard the Rig to finish the job. Epic music rises as Nux begins his run towards the cab... and his chain catches on the ladder, snatching him backwards to fall off the rig.






** On the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E10LoveAndMonsters "Love & Monsters"]], the main character and his LoveInterest fall victim to this, and it has disastrous consequences.
** This also occurs in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]]: Donna says she's going home, so the Doctor starts dishing out a farewell speech... only to realize she's merely going for a visit.
** Something to this effect occurs in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "The Wedding of River Song"]], where the Doctor tries to get Amy to remember the pre-TimeCrash universe, only to realize by the stuff in her office that she already does.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of The Doctor]] the Tenth Doctor is chasing a shapeshifter, and think's he's found it, and begins threatening it... only he's talking to a harmless little rabbit. He bravely tries to recover.
-->'''Doctor:''' Just, you know, giving you a general... heads up.

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** On the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E10LoveAndMonsters "Love "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E10LoveAndMonsters Love & Monsters"]], Monsters]]", the main character and his LoveInterest fall victim to this, and it has disastrous consequences.
** This also occurs in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem The Sontaran Stratagem"]]: Stratagem]]": Donna says she's going home, so the Doctor starts dishing out a farewell speech... only to realize she's merely going for a visit.
** Something to this effect occurs in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song"]], Song]]", where the Doctor tries to get Amy to remember the pre-TimeCrash universe, only to realize by the stuff in her office that she already does.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of The Doctor]] Doctor]]", the Tenth Doctor is chasing a shapeshifter, and think's he's found it, and begins threatening it... only he's talking to a harmless little rabbit. He bravely tries to recover.
-->'''Doctor:''' --->'''The Doctor:''' Just, you know, giving you a general... heads up.



'''Giles:''' (''re-enters the room'') Is someone--\\

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'''Giles:''' (''re-enters ''[re-enters the room'') room]'' Is someone--\\



** Spike resolves to find a way to remove his inhibitor chip, and promises himself that when he does, he'll "make Buffy's neck my chalice". Immediately after he falls into an open grave (Buffy does the same while arguing with Angel in another episode).

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** Spike resolves to find a way to remove his inhibitor chip, and promises himself that when he does, he'll "make Buffy's neck my chalice". Immediately after he falls into an open grave grave. (Buffy does the same while arguing with Angel in another episode).episode.)



--->'''Arthur:''' So, it's all about the money then -- the filthy luke! Well, fine, here! (''throws money on the street'') Here's some blood-money for ya! Ya want some more? Here, here's some more! Crawl for it! Go ahead -- CRAWL FOR IT! (''{{beat}}'') [[FunnyMoments Actually, I need that back...]]

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--->'''Arthur:''' So, it's all about the money then -- the filthy luke! Well, fine, here! (''throws ''[throws money on the street'') street]'' Here's some blood-money for ya! Ya want some more? Here, here's some more! Crawl for it! Go ahead -- CRAWL FOR IT! (''{{beat}}'') ''[{{beat}}]'' [[FunnyMoments Actually, I need that back...]]



(''he storms out of the room, but the rest of the family doesn't move; after a beat, Dick runs back in'')\\

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(''he ''[he storms out of the room, but the rest of the family doesn't move; after a beat, Dick runs back in'')\\in]''\\



(''the rest of the family follows Dick out of the room'')

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(''the ''[the rest of the family follows Dick out of the room'')room]''



''(Peralta tries to slam the door, which flies open again)'' \\

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''(Peralta ''[Peralta tries to slam the door, which flies open again)'' \\again]''\\



-->'''Tino:''' I've enough of you guys! I'm leaving. (''exits through front door'')\\
(''{{beat}}'')\\
'''Tino:''' (''comes back in through door'') [[HouseAmnesia Okay, this is my house so you leave.]]

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-->'''Tino:''' I've enough of you guys! I'm leaving. (''exits ''[exits through front door'')\\
(''{{beat}}'')\\
door]''\\
''[{{beat}}]''\\
'''Tino:''' (''comes ''[comes back in through door'') door]'' [[HouseAmnesia Okay, this is my house so you leave.]]



(''{{beat}} as the rest of the Xiaolin Dragons stare on'')\\
'''Omi:''' (''offscreen'') ...I have ''no'' idea where I'm going.

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(''{{beat}} ''[{{beat}} as the rest of the Xiaolin Dragons stare on'')\\
on]''\\
'''Omi:''' (''offscreen'') ...''[offscreen]'' ...I have ''no'' idea where I'm going.



22nd Aug '16 10:43:38 AM mariofan1000
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[[caption-width-right:350:You never have them when you need them.]]
8th Aug '16 8:40:55 AM Demetrios
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[[folder:Jokes]]
* An old joke/urban legend: Swearing off the game for good, [[RageQuit an angry golfer throws his bag of clubs into a water hazard]] - [[DidntThinkThisThrough momentarily forgetting his car keys were in the bag]].
16th Jun '16 10:54:17 AM Kartoonkid95
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(Jacque turns on the volcano)

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(Jacque -->(Jacque turns on the volcano)
16th Jun '16 10:54:03 AM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': During Nemo's initiation, the announcement of Nemo's test suffers from poor timing.
-->'''Bloat:''' If you are able to swim through...''the RING...of'' '''''FIRE!'''''
-->(nothing happens)
-->'''Bloat:''' ''(from the side of his mouth)'' Turn on the ring of fire! ''The ring of fire!''
(Jacque turns on the volcano)
-->'''Bloat:''' '''''THERINGOFFIRE!'''''
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