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15th Sep '17 1:45:53 AM Silverblade2
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* In ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', Alexander Luthor dismisses Lex Luthor as an idiot, proclaiming himself as the smarter Luthor. In the end of the series, Alex is begging for mercy before [[BoomHeadshot getting his head ventilated]] by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. Lex, watching it all, tells him one last thing: "Now who's stupid?"

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* In ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', Alexander Luthor dismisses Lex Luthor as an idiot, proclaiming himself as the smarter Luthor. In the end of the series, Alex is begging for mercy before [[BoomHeadshot getting his head ventilated]] by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker. Lex, watching it all, tells him one last thing: "Now who's stupid?"
29th Aug '17 3:27:06 AM bwburke94
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* Happens a few times in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'':
** Skitter repeats Armsmaster's boast of the fight being over the minute they stepped into the room when she ambushes him at a PRT event.
** Done by Skitter again in a similar fashion towards [[spoiler:Alexandria]]. Curbstomping ensues.
** Done by Skitter again to herself when she figures out that [[spoiler:Dragon survived their fight]]. Skitter had always said "Fucking Tinkers" out of frustration as they send yet another weapon to harass the Undersiders. [[spoiler:This time it's out of relief, that Taylor hadn't killed her favorite surviving person to get at the resources she was guarding.]]
23rd Aug '17 8:10:31 PM DrFraud
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* In "A Little Pain Never Hurt Anybody" in ''Uncanny Tales from the Grave'' #5[[note]]Which originally appeared in ''Marvel Tales'' #117.[[/note]] Simon Tulliver does all of his dental work [[DepravedDentist without anesthesia]] as a money-saving measure because "A little pain never hurt anybody!" When he finds his nurse/wife talking to a romantic rival he confronts them before having a dizzy spell and fainting. When he wakes up he's strapped to an operating table and the rival, a promising brain surgeon, tells him that his fainting spells are due to a brain clot which it'll only take a few minutes to remove. Simon asks for ether, only to be told it's too expensive.
-->'''John Bainbridge:''' And beside, don't you know... A '''little pain never hurt anybody'''!
11th Aug '17 9:02:28 AM SSJMagus
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* ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' had an issue where [[ComicBook/XMen Professor Xavier]] gained the powers of TheJuggernaut, which warp his mind and turn him into a mutant-supremacist villain. He's eventually defeated by [[ThrownOutTheAirlock being hurled into space]]; as the image of Xavier vanishes into the distance, the narration repeats Juggernaut's CatchPhrase: "Nothing can stop the Juggernaut. And nothing ever will."

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* ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' had an issue where [[ComicBook/XMen Professor Xavier]] gained the powers of TheJuggernaut, which warp his mind and turn him into a mutant-supremacist villain. He's eventually defeated by [[ThrownOutTheAirlock being hurled into space]]; as the image of Xavier vanishes into the distance, the narration repeats Juggernaut's CatchPhrase: "Nothing can stop the Juggernaut. [[AndIMustScream And nothing ever will."]]"
18th Jul '17 4:02:53 PM Malady
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Compare FlashbackToCatchphrase, ExactWords, {{Bookends}}, and DialogueReversal. Subtrope of MeaningfulEcho. IronicEchoCut is when the echo comes immediately and the second speaker has ''not'' heard the first. Can be a form of HypocriticalHumor or a BrickJoke. Doing this [[RecycledInSPACE as a SONG]] is often a DarkReprise. May often result from a PerspectiveReversal. If the original use was innocent and amusing but the echo is bitter or shocking, this may result in a FunnyAneurysmMoment.

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Compare FlashbackToCatchphrase, ExactWords, {{Bookends}}, ExcuseBoomerang, and DialogueReversal. Subtrope of MeaningfulEcho. IronicEchoCut is when the echo comes immediately and the second speaker has ''not'' heard the first. Can be a form of HypocriticalHumor or a BrickJoke. Doing this [[RecycledInSPACE as a SONG]] is often a DarkReprise. May often result from a PerspectiveReversal. If the original use was innocent and amusing but the echo is bitter or shocking, this may result in a FunnyAneurysmMoment.
11th Jul '17 7:50:46 AM Doug86
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* ''Ghosts and Spirits'', a CD of songs based on Creator/CSLewis' TheGreatDivorce, has a song ("Bleeding Charity") that's an ironic echo. First, a ghost protests, "Can't you see that I'm only human?" and can't be expected to be perfect (as he thinks is necessary to enter Heaven), and refuses to accept any "bleeding charity"; in the second verse, a spirit explains he is not perfect either - "Can't you see that I'm only human?" and begs him to accept the [[Literature/TheBible Bleeding Charity]].

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* ''Ghosts and Spirits'', a CD of songs based on Creator/CSLewis' TheGreatDivorce, ''Literature/TheGreatDivorce'', has a song ("Bleeding Charity") that's an ironic echo. First, a ghost protests, "Can't you see that I'm only human?" and can't be expected to be perfect (as he thinks is necessary to enter Heaven), and refuses to accept any "bleeding charity"; in the second verse, a spirit explains he is not perfect either - "Can't you see that I'm only human?" and begs him to accept the [[Literature/TheBible Bleeding Charity]].
27th Jun '17 10:09:32 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles'', Doc gives the following reason for not wanting to be associated with Grif in Episode 23: "Sorry, man, but it's pretty obvious that you're really unpopular, and if I'm gonna make any progress around here at all I can't really be directly associated with you. I'm sure you understand." In Episode 25, when the Blues hand Doc off to the Reds as part of a deal, the Reds abandon Doc, and Doc looks to Grif for help. Grif says, "Sorry, it's pretty clear that you're not very popular around here, and if I'm gonna make any progress at all, I can't be directly associated with you. I'm sure you understand."

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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles'', Doc gives the following reason for not wanting to be associated with Grif in Episode 23: "Sorry, man, but it's pretty obvious that you're really unpopular, and if I'm gonna make any progress around here at all I can't really be directly associated with you. I'm sure you understand." In Episode 25, when the Blues hand Doc off to the Reds as part of a deal, the Reds abandon Doc, and Doc looks to Grif for help. help and Grif says, "Sorry, it's pretty clear that you're not very popular around here, and if I'm gonna make any progress at all, I can't be directly associated with you. I'm sure you understand."throws Doc's earlier reasoning right back in his face, almost word for word.
23rd Jun '17 4:38:28 AM Siempie
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* From ''Podcast/Wolf359'': "Pryce and Carter six fourteen: When in doubt, whip it out - 'it' being hydrochloric acid!" is first said by Hilbert after he dissolves the door to the comms room, ending [[ItMakesSenseInContext the toothpaste hostage-situation]]. It is again said by Minchowski after she [[spoiler: dissolves the door to the bridge and captures Hilbert after his FaceHeelTurn]].
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22nd Jun '17 12:31:43 PM AlienPatch
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* Happens [[RunningGag a lot]] in ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon''. Many times one of either (X) will restrain the other (Y) when he tries to do something violent in retaliation against a person (Z) with a small quip. The next moment Z will piss X and Y will have to restrain him while repeating the same quip (often with a vengeful CheshireCatGrin).
10th Jun '17 6:09:31 AM edderiofer
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_May Theresa May]] said in 2015, a few months after her party cut spending on police services (leading to a loss of about 20,000 police jobs), that "Policing has proven, more than any other public service, that it is possible to do more with less". Cut to 2017, after her party doesn't end up winning a majority of seats in Parliament, where the Police Community Twitter account tells her, [[https://twitter.com/PolComForum/status/873186390539988993 "Dear Theresa, it's not the number of MPs that counts it's how you use them. You have to do more with less that's all"]].



* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_May Theresa May]] said in 2015, a few months after her party cut spending on police services (leading to a loss of about 20,000 police jobs), that "Policing has proven, more than any other public service, that it is possible to do more with less". Cut to 2017, after her party doesn't end up winning a majority of seats in Parliament, where the Police Community Twitter account tells her, [[https://twitter.com/PolComForum/status/873186390539988993 "Dear Theresa, it's not the number of MPs that counts it's how you use them. You have to do more with less that's all"]].
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