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20th Jun '17 8:32:58 AM LordInsane
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** [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]], at the end of the main quest, gives you an opportunity to question his plans and motives before the final one-on-one duel. He'll even ask you questions about your motives, and one option is to tell him that you don't think you're TheChosenOne, but you plan to defeat him anyway because it's the right thing to do. [[WorthyOpponent This is the only response which he'll actually praise]].

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** [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]], at the end of the main quest, gives you an opportunity to question his plans and motives before the final one-on-one duel. He'll even ask you questions about your motives, and one option is to tell him that you don't think you're TheChosenOne, but you plan to defeat him anyway because it's the right thing to do. [[WorthyOpponent This is the only response which he'll actually praise]].praise with no qualifications]].
9th Jun '17 4:38:03 PM Andyroid
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-->'''Manny:''' Is this where you tell me all about your secret plan, Hector? How you stole Double N tickets from innocent souls, pretended to sell them but secretly hoarded them all to yourself in a desperate attempt to get out of the Land of the Dead?
-->'''Hector:''' No. [=*turns around and shoots Manny with a sproutella dart*=]
* Subverted in Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall. As [[spoiler:Amsel is about to be gunned down by Audran he starts a recording and tries to get an explanation out of him, only to be shot dead by Audran mid sentence.]]

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-->'''Manny:''' Is [[ThisIsThePartWhere this where you tell me all about your secret plan, plan]], Hector? How you stole Double N tickets from innocent souls, pretended to sell them but secretly hoarded them all to yourself in a desperate attempt to get out of the Land of the Dead?
-->'''Hector:''' No. [=*turns (''turns around and shoots Manny with a sproutella dart*=]
dart'') This is where you writhe around in excruciating pain for about an hour because that idiot Bowlsley ran off with all the fast-acting Sproutella!
* Subverted in Shadowrun ''Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall.Dragonfall''. As [[spoiler:Amsel is about to be gunned down by Audran he starts a recording and tries to get an explanation out of him, only to be shot dead by Audran mid sentence.]]
12th May '17 9:21:57 PM Eievie
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*Explored in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'', with regard to Melisande Shahrizai. For her, it's really all about the scheming, manipulation, and {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry. She does it '''very''' well, and she wants someone to see and appreciate that. Phèdre, the heroine, was trained by Delaunay, a similarly-skilled schemer as Melisande, if rather more heroic. They're the only people Melisande believes might fully appreciate her plots. To her, the game is more important than the outcome, and playing well is more important than winning. And so for this reason, she sometimes divulges small portions of information regarding to her schemes to Delaunay, and later Phèdre.
-->'''Phèdre''': ''[to Delaunay about her recent encounter with Melisande]'' Every artist craves an audience, my lord, and she has chosen you. Whatever is to occur, it is her desire that you know she is its architect.
2nd May '17 6:04:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''TransformersAnimated'' has this happening between ''two villains''. Starscream has Megatron cornered and helpless, but being something of a LargeHam, he of course takes time to gloat. Bumblebee then bursts in, scoring a direct hit on Starscream with his stingers... which does nothing. He then goes berserk, mostly concerned that, as he put it:

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* ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has this happening between ''two villains''. Starscream has Megatron cornered and helpless, but being something of a LargeHam, he of course takes time to gloat. Bumblebee then bursts in, scoring a direct hit on Starscream with his stingers... which does nothing. He then goes berserk, mostly concerned that, as he put it:
1st May '17 8:30:05 AM upupandaway42
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23rd Apr '17 4:58:34 PM nombretomado
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* Used in several games of the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', though often it's because the villains tend to be {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s or KnightTemplar who feel the need to claim the moral high ground; some even hope to [[WeCanRuleTogether to recruit the heroes]] using such a speech. Ironically enough, it's averted in [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'']] where the villain never reveals his plan until he's dying -- and if he'd taken five minutes to explain his motivation it probably ''would'' have helped convince the party that the villain isn't the monster he was made out to be.

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* Used in several games of the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', though often it's because the villains tend to be {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s or KnightTemplar who feel the need to claim the moral high ground; some even hope to [[WeCanRuleTogether to recruit the heroes]] using such a speech. Ironically enough, it's averted in [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'']] where the villain never reveals his plan until he's dying -- and if he'd taken five minutes to explain his motivation it probably ''would'' have helped convince the party that the villain isn't the monster he was made out to be.
29th Mar '17 11:09:54 PM infernape612
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-->'''Zurg:''' There's this place, and I'm going to destroy it, in a way they would never expect.
-->'''Buzz:''' Sweet mother of Venus! [[BatDeduction You're going to destroy Capital Planet with a secret attack fleet launched through a trans-spacial warp!]]
-->'''Zurg:''' [[OhCrap No! How did you do that?]]

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-->'''Zurg:''' There's this place, and I'm going to destroy it, in a way they would never expect.
-->'''Buzz:'''
expect.\\
'''Buzz:'''
Sweet mother of Venus! [[BatDeduction You're going to destroy Capital Planet with a secret attack fleet launched through a trans-spacial warp!]]
-->'''Zurg:'''
warp!]]\\
'''Zurg:'''
[[OhCrap No! How did you do that?]]


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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' when [[spoiler:Obi-Wan Kenobi finally kills Darth Maul. Obi-Wan informs Maul that he is guarding TheChosenOne on Tatooine, and Maul dies content with the knowledge that Luke will eventually avenge them both.]]
27th Mar '17 2:09:48 PM Sketchdoll
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Moxie}}'', the character Clover goes into great length [[http://www.moxiecomic.com/comic/pg44/ explaining herself]] to Mari.
17th Mar '17 9:28:53 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Diamondback and his thugs take Councilman Damon Boone and a couple of innocents hostage inside a club. When Diamondback relates to Boone his entire backstory and his true past regarding Luke Cage, Boone asks him he is telling him all of this. [[spoiler:Diamondback proceeds to immediately kill him with his powered glove because he told him just about enough to not let him live beyond that point and to use his death to incriminate Luke]].
3rd Mar '17 7:45:42 AM BeerBaron
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* At the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal]]'', [[spoiler:the PhysicalGod Almalexia explains to the PlayerCharacter how she convinced him/her that another god, Sotha Sil had gone insane and tried to attack the capital city of Mournhold, while it was all in fact orchestrated by her so that she could kill the other two gods of the Tribunal, turn the player into an unwilling martyr, and rule as the sole remaining god herself.]]
** [[spoiler: Her]] reasons for doing so seems to be twofold: one, [[spoiler: she used to be the possibly loyal, possibly not wife of Nerevar, and is convinced you are his reincarnation]], and two, [[spoiler: her grip on reality is not the best anymore]].
** In [[spoiler: her]] defence, there's really no damage done by it -- [[spoiler: Almalexia]] had to tip [[spoiler: her]] hand ''anyway'', since the next step of the plan is killing you. Since you'd presumably defend yourself either way, the monologuing doesn't give you any hint about how to stop the evil plan that self-preservation wouldn't already point to.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
** [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]], at the end of the main quest, gives you an opportunity to question his plans and motives before the final one-on-one duel. He'll even ask you questions about your motives, and one option is to tell him that you don't think you're TheChosenOne, but you plan to defeat him anyway because it's the right thing to do. [[WorthyOpponent This is the only response which he'll actually praise]].
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At the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal]]'', the ''Tribunal'' expansion, [[spoiler:the PhysicalGod Almalexia explains to the PlayerCharacter how she convinced him/her that another god, Sotha Sil had gone insane and tried to attack the capital city of Mournhold, while it was all in fact orchestrated by her so that she could kill the other two gods of the Tribunal, turn the player into an unwilling martyr, and rule as the sole remaining god herself.]]
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]] [[spoiler: Her]] reasons for doing so seems to be twofold: one, [[spoiler: she used to be the possibly loyal, possibly not wife of Nerevar, and is convinced you are his reincarnation]], and two, [[spoiler: her grip on reality is not the best anymore]].
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anymore]]. [[spoiler: her]] defence, there's really no damage done by it -- [[spoiler: Almalexia]] had to tip [[spoiler: her]] hand ''anyway'', since the next step of the plan is killing you. Since you'd presumably defend yourself either way, the monologuing doesn't give you any hint about how to stop the evil plan that self-preservation wouldn't already point to.
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