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9th Dec '17 7:07:32 PM tropower
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* This is a standard trope for AdBumpers on TV shows, especially syndicated shows, but also shows up on Saturday mornings as well. It usually follows this pattern:
-->"[show] will return / be (right) back after these messages."
-->"We now return to / (And) now back to [show]".[[note]]Other variants exist, but these are the most common.[[/note]]
30th Nov '17 3:38:49 PM mlsmithca
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* Calvin's Dad from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
-->"[Whatever Calvin's complaining about]] builds character."
** Eventually, Calvin parodied it by combing down his hair, taking his father's glasses, and yelling, "Calvin! go do something you hate! Being [[MiseryBuildsCharacter miserable builds character!]]" which dad, annoyed, admitted was ActuallyPrettyFunny.

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* Calvin's Dad from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
-->"[Whatever
''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' has "[Whatever Calvin's complaining about]] about] builds character."
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" Eventually, Calvin parodied it by combing down his hair, taking his father's glasses, and yelling, "Calvin! go do something you hate! Being [[MiseryBuildsCharacter miserable builds character!]]" which dad, annoyed, admitted was ActuallyPrettyFunny.ActuallyPrettyFunny (Calvin's mom, meanwhile, was literally on the floor, laughing uproariously).
15th Nov '17 1:27:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/TheFirstLaw'' has "Say anything about [[BarbarianHero Logen Ninefingers]], say he's [something, usually a BadassBoast]."

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* ''Literature/TheFirstLaw'' has "Say anything about [[BarbarianHero Logen Ninefingers]], say he's [something, usually a BadassBoast].[something]." About half the time it's a BadassBoast, and half the time it's sarcastic or SelfDeprecation.
14th Nov '17 12:22:54 PM ironballs16
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* Wrestling/TheRock had a few of these, most commonly "Why don't you [noun/verb] your ass on out of here!" and "I'm gonna take your [noun], shine it up real nice, turn that sumbitch sideways, and stick it straight up your candy ass!". The first promo he'd cut during shows would also feature one, in the form of "FINALLY… The Rock has come back to [show location]!".

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* Wrestling/TheRock had a few of these, most commonly "Why don't you [noun/verb] your ass on out of here!" and "I'm gonna take your [noun], shine it up real nice, turn that sumbitch sideways, and [[AssShove stick it straight up your candy ass!".ass]]!". The first promo he'd cut during shows would also feature one, in the form of "FINALLY… The Rock has come back to [show location]!".
5th Oct '17 2:36:57 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' uses "Actually, I am...", typically when a new character is revealed to be a vampire or werewolf or other unusual being, though it also crops up in more dramatic contexts. Also doubles as a TitleDrop, due to the phrase being the manga's original Japanese name.
24th Sep '17 6:02:53 PM nombretomado
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* Whenever Bailiff Jesse Thorn swears in the defendant and complainant in the ''Judge [[CompleteWorldKnowledge John Hodgman]] Podcast'', he asks whether they'll "abide by the judge's ruling, no matter how insane/offensive/onerous/etc. it may seem."

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* Whenever Bailiff Jesse Thorn swears in the defendant and complainant in the ''Judge [[CompleteWorldKnowledge [[Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge John Hodgman]] Podcast'', he asks whether they'll "abide by the judge's ruling, no matter how insane/offensive/onerous/etc. it may seem."
19th Sep '17 6:14:27 PM SCBlue
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* The characters in the works of Creator/DakariKingMykan, due to his hatred of CharacterDevelopment, can be best described as "[Character] is/does [their one personality trait]. That's it."
12th Sep '17 4:00:12 PM AlataSkick
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* [[WebVideo/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged I have learned that the only way to defeat [noun] is to burn it!]]
25th Aug '17 3:51:17 AM jormis29
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* The BBC SketchComedy ''Sorry I've Got No Head'' has several of them.

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* The BBC SketchComedy ''Sorry I've Got No Head'' ''Series/SorryIveGotNoHead'' has several of them.



* ''CarTalk'': "…and even though NPR personality has an unpleasant reaction] whenever they hear ''us'' say it, this is Creator/{{NPR}}."

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* ''CarTalk'': ''Radio/CarTalk'': "…and even though NPR personality has an unpleasant reaction] whenever they hear ''us'' say it, this is Creator/{{NPR}}."



* In ''{{Exalted}}'', Sidereals can use special prayer strips bearing one of twenty-five Scriptures to enhance certain of their abilities. The Scriptures come in five sets of five, each set associated with one Sidereal caste/aspect of fate/astrological house, and the final line in each set except for Journeys is a perfect example of this trope.

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* In ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', Sidereals can use special prayer strips bearing one of twenty-five Scriptures to enhance certain of their abilities. The Scriptures come in five sets of five, each set associated with one Sidereal caste/aspect of fate/astrological house, and the final line in each set except for Journeys is a perfect example of this trope.
24th Aug '17 4:18:17 PM Saber15
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* In ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', the undead assassin Kai has no bodily functions, desires, or needs, and responds verbatim almost every time someone asks something of him.
-->'''Kai''': The dead do not [verb].
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