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:: Kay then uses the [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Neuralizer]] on Dee. Later, at the end of the film, Kay decides it's time for him to retire as well, and has this exchange with his new partner Jay.

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:: ** Kay then uses the [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Neuralizer]] on Dee. Later, at the end of the film, Kay decides it's time for him to retire as well, and has this exchange with his new partner Jay.
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'''Kay:''' No, you won't.\\

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'''Kay:''' No, you won't.\\
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* ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'' has the following exchange occur between the title character and her love interest, John Smith, after the latter is arrested and sentenced to death by Pocahontas' father:

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* ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'' has the ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'':
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following exchange occur occurs between the title character and her love interest, John Smith, after the latter is arrested and sentenced to death by Pocahontas' father:



* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': After Pain and Panic botch their job to kill the hero when he's still a baby:

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* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'':
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After Pain and Panic botch their job to kill the hero when he's still a baby:



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', when Plankton is fighting with [=SpongeBob=] over the formula bottle, we hear this:

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', when ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'':
** When
Plankton is fighting with [=SpongeBob=] over the formula bottle, we hear this:



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' (episode 2x10, "Reunion"): "And yet I just can't seem to care." Also doubles as an IronicEcho.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' (episode ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** From episode
2x10, "Reunion"): "Reunion": "And yet I just can't seem to care." Also doubles as an IronicEcho.



* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s "War Stories," Kaylee wins a game against River and jokingly declares "No power in the 'Verse can stop me." River uses the same line near the end of the episode after gunning down three of Niska's men with her eyes closed to save Kaylee, giving the line a much more chilling effect.

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
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In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s "War Stories," Kaylee wins a game against River and jokingly declares "No power in the 'Verse can stop me." River uses the same line near the end of the episode after gunning down three of Niska's men with her eyes closed to save Kaylee, giving the line a much more chilling effect.



* In the ''Series/{{Mash}}'' episode "A War for All Seasons", Colonel Potter [[NewYearHasCome rings in 1951]] with the heartfelt and hopeful toast "Here's to the new year. May she be a damn sight better than the last one, and may we all be home before she's over." After an episode taking place over an entire year where nothing changes, we end with Potter giving the same toast in a far more somber fashion.

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'':
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In the ''Series/{{Mash}}'' episode "A War for All Seasons", Colonel Potter [[NewYearHasCome rings in 1951]] with the heartfelt and hopeful toast "Here's to the new year. May she be a damn sight better than the last one, and may we all be home before she's over." After an episode taking place over an entire year where nothing changes, we end with Potter giving the same toast in a far more somber fashion.



* In an episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', we meet [=McKay=]'s sister for the first time, as they had been estranged for some time after she quit her education. She hated him particularly because he never even wrote or called, even on holidays (even before he was trapped in another galaxy). "Just two or three times a year? Are you happy? Are you okay? That would have been enough!" At the end, Rodney admits he's wrong (a very rare occasion), and as the two tearfully embrace, Rodney asks, "Are you happy? Are you okay?"

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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
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In an episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', episode, we meet [=McKay=]'s sister for the first time, as they had been estranged for some time after she quit her education. She hated him particularly because he never even wrote or called, even on holidays (even before he was trapped in another galaxy). "Just two or three times a year? Are you happy? Are you okay? That would have been enough!" At the end, Rodney admits he's wrong (a very rare occasion), and as the two tearfully embrace, Rodney asks, "Are you happy? Are you okay?"



* ''TheWestWing'' has several, but perhaps the most moving is here:

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* ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' has several, but perhaps the most moving is here:



* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' Season 4: "It doesn't matter what I do, what I choose... ''I'm'' what's wrong." First said by Debra when she is breaking down in guilt over [[spoiler: Lundy's death, and her ruined relationship with Anton]]. Later said by Dexter when [[spoiler: he finds his son sitting in Rita's blood]].

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' ''Series/{{Dexter}}'':
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Season 4: "It doesn't matter what I do, what I choose... ''I'm'' what's wrong." First said by Debra when she is breaking down in guilt over [[spoiler: Lundy's death, and her ruined relationship with Anton]]. Later said by Dexter when [[spoiler: he finds his son sitting in Rita's blood]].



* From ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Repeated twice by Tara in Buffy's dream in the season 4 finale, and then repeated by Dracula in the season 5 opener:

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* From ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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Repeated twice by Tara in Buffy's dream in the season 4 finale, and then repeated by Dracula in the season 5 opener:



* ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The End of Time". The first time, it's the Doctor [[TakeAThirdOption taking a third option]], and not [[TechnicalPacifist killing anyone]]. The second time, it's the Master, doing...[[BigDamnVillains pretty much the opposite]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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"The End of Time". The first time, it's the Doctor [[TakeAThirdOption taking a third option]], and not [[TechnicalPacifist killing anyone]]. The second time, it's the Master, doing...[[BigDamnVillains pretty much the opposite]].



* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': In "Tick Tick Tick..." when Castle felt responsible for a serial killer inspired by his Nikki Heat novels (played for both drama and humor),

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': ''Series/{{Castle}}'':
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In "Tick Tick Tick..." when Castle felt responsible for a serial killer inspired by his Nikki Heat novels (played for both drama and humor),



* Another one in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. Ratchet's RunningGag / CatchPhrase "I needed that!" is tragically played in the season 2 finale [[spoiler:when it is revealed to Ratchet that Optimus Prime has destroyed the Omega Lock, which was the only hope of restoring Cybertron. "Optimus... we needed that."]]

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* Another one in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'':
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Ratchet's RunningGag / CatchPhrase "I needed that!" is tragically played in the season 2 finale [[spoiler:when it is revealed to Ratchet that Optimus Prime has destroyed the Omega Lock, which was the only hope of restoring Cybertron. "Optimus... we needed that."]]



* In the episode [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E28SpaceRace "Space Race"]] of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', an early conversation has Pearl bemoan that she's stuck on Earth, and when Steven cheerfully points out "With me!" her response, "Yes. With you," indicates that she knows he's trying but she still doesn't feel better. At the end of the episode, after Pearl makes a serious attempt to get back to space and fails, the same exchange happens, but this time Pearl is speaking in SincerityMode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
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In the episode [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E28SpaceRace "Space Race"]] of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Race"]], an early conversation has Pearl bemoan that she's stuck on Earth, and when Steven cheerfully points out "With me!" her response, "Yes. With you," indicates that she knows he's trying but she still doesn't feel better. At the end of the episode, after Pearl makes a serious attempt to get back to space and fails, the same exchange happens, but this time Pearl is speaking in SincerityMode.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', Ms Spink remarks that Coraline, who appeared to be talking nonsense (when she was trying to lure out the [[spoiler: hand of the Other Mother]]), was an extraordinary girl. Then, later, when Coraline thanks Ms Spink and hugs her, she says the same line, only this time in amazement and gratitude, as no one had hugged her like that for a very long time.
* From ''{{Holes}}'': Ms Katherine often asked Sam the onion man (who she liked, but couldn't act on her feelings due to Sam being black) to help her fix things in her schoolhouse, to which he would always cheerfully reply "I can fix that". Finally, when she couldn't think of anymore excuses to continue seeing Sam, she told him that her heart is breaking. To which he says "I can fix that". And then, he kissed her.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'', Ms Spink remarks that Coraline, who appeared to be talking nonsense (when she was trying to lure out the [[spoiler: hand of the Other Mother]]), was an extraordinary girl. Then, later, when Coraline thanks Ms Spink and hugs her, she says the same line, only this time in amazement and gratitude, as no one had hugged her like that for a very long time.
* From ''{{Holes}}'': ''Literature/{{Holes}}'': Ms Katherine often asked Sam the onion man (who she liked, but couldn't act on her feelings due to Sam being black) to help her fix things in her schoolhouse, to which he would always cheerfully reply "I can fix that". Finally, when she couldn't think of anymore excuses to continue seeing Sam, she told him that her heart is breaking. To which he says "I can fix that". And then, he kissed her.



%%* Used in an episode of ''DropDeadDiva''.

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%%* Used in an episode of ''DropDeadDiva''.''Series/DropDeadDiva''.



* ''LiveActionTV/{{Smallville}}'', in the episode "Reckoning" Jor-El tells Clark that they are not gods, and [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong that altering the past]] can have unforeseen consequences, as Clark wishes to save Lana [[spoiler:before she is killed in a car accident]]. He changes the past, by not reveling his secret to her, and [[spoiler:Jonathan dies instead]]. At the end of the premiere of Season 9, a [[DarkerAndEdgier much darker]] Clark vehemently refuses to accept Chloe's request to save Jimmy [[spoiler:from being killed by Davis]] stating: "I am not a god! The last time I tried to rewrite fate my own father died. He died right here in my arms because of me."

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* ''LiveActionTV/{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', in the episode "Reckoning" Jor-El tells Clark that they are not gods, and [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong that altering the past]] can have unforeseen consequences, as Clark wishes to save Lana [[spoiler:before she is killed in a car accident]]. He changes the past, by not reveling his secret to her, and [[spoiler:Jonathan dies instead]]. At the end of the premiere of Season 9, a [[DarkerAndEdgier much darker]] Clark vehemently refuses to accept Chloe's request to save Jimmy [[spoiler:from being killed by Davis]] stating: "I am not a god! The last time I tried to rewrite fate my own father died. He died right here in my arms because of me."



* In the ''[[Series/{{Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' episode "A War for All Seasons", Colonel Potter [[NewYearHasCome rings in 1951]] with the heartfelt and hopeful toast "Here's to the new year. May she be a damn sight better than the last one, and may we all be home before she's over." After an episode taking place over an entire year where nothing changes, we end with Potter giving the same toast in a far more somber fashion.

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* In the ''[[Series/{{Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' ''Series/{{Mash}}'' episode "A War for All Seasons", Colonel Potter [[NewYearHasCome rings in 1951]] with the heartfelt and hopeful toast "Here's to the new year. May she be a damn sight better than the last one, and may we all be home before she's over." After an episode taking place over an entire year where nothing changes, we end with Potter giving the same toast in a far more somber fashion.



* One meaningful echo was botched in at least one translation of the ''KingdomHearts'' games: If you're an English-speaking player, the first you saw or heard of the line "We'll go together" is as the closing line of both SequelHook trailers found in the original game--Another Side Another Story and Deep Dive. It appears again in the ending of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' from Sora to Riku, about returning home at last. The line's actual first appearance is in the opening, post-trippy-dream-sequence cutscene of the first game: Kairi to Sora, about leaving their home to go on an adventure, translated from "We'll go together" to "So what're we waiting for?"

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* One meaningful echo was botched in at least one translation of the ''KingdomHearts'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' games: If you're an English-speaking player, the first you saw or heard of the line "We'll go together" is as the closing line of both SequelHook trailers found in the original game--Another Side Another Story and Deep Dive. It appears again in the ending of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' from Sora to Riku, about returning home at last. The line's actual first appearance is in the opening, post-trippy-dream-sequence cutscene of the first game: Kairi to Sora, about leaving their home to go on an adventure, translated from "We'll go together" to "So what're we waiting for?"



* "What can change the nature of a man?" - ''The'' question of ''PlanescapeTorment''. It's asked more then once during the course of the game and in the end it turns out to be the prerequisite of the whole story: [[spoiler: the protagonist longed to atone for some crimes so hideous that a whole life of good deeds wouldn't suffice. Regret drove him to seek and obtain immortality.]]

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* "What can change the nature of a man?" - ''The'' question of ''PlanescapeTorment''.''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''. It's asked more then once during the course of the game and in the end it turns out to be the prerequisite of the whole story: [[spoiler: the protagonist longed to atone for some crimes so hideous that a whole life of good deeds wouldn't suffice. Regret drove him to seek and obtain immortality.]]



* ''{{Metroid}}'': Adam Malkovich ends every mission briefing with the line "No objections, right, Lady?" to acknowledge Samus. (Who, in turn, gives a thumbs-down just to be cheeky.) The Sector Zero cutscene in ''Videogame/MetroidOtherM'' turns the exchange into a TearJerker as [[spoiler: Adam departs on a suicide mission to destroy the sector]].

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* ''{{Metroid}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'': Adam Malkovich ends every mission briefing with the line "No objections, right, Lady?" to acknowledge Samus. (Who, in turn, gives a thumbs-down just to be cheeky.) The Sector Zero cutscene in ''Videogame/MetroidOtherM'' turns the exchange into a TearJerker as [[spoiler: Adam departs on a suicide mission to destroy the sector]].



* This happens at least twice in ''TransformersAnimated''. Sari and Bumblebee have one in the three-episode-pilot ('You can trust this face, can't you?') and then there's Ratchet and Omega in the season three premiere ('We do what we must, even if, sometimes, it doesn't make sense.')

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* This happens at least twice in ''TransformersAnimated''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. Sari and Bumblebee have one in the three-episode-pilot ('You can trust this face, can't you?') and then there's Ratchet and Omega in the season three premiere ('We do what we must, even if, sometimes, it doesn't make sense.')



* ''TheSimpsons'' - in an early episode, Lisa finds a bright substitute teacher to be a better male role model than she ever found Homer to be. When he leaves she's devastated - as Homer awkwardly tries to console her, he talks about how she's going to grow up to be an exceptional, accomplished person. She looks surprised, as this is nearly verbatim what the substitute had told her, and she'd maybe judged her dad a bit harshly.

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* ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - in an early episode, Lisa finds a bright substitute teacher to be a better male role model than she ever found Homer to be. When he leaves she's devastated - as Homer awkwardly tries to console her, he talks about how she's going to grow up to be an exceptional, accomplished person. She looks surprised, as this is nearly verbatim what the substitute had told her, and she'd maybe judged her dad a bit harshly.
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'''Grace:''' ''[[MeaningfulEcho Yes.]]'' [slams cop car door]

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'''Grace:''' ''[[MeaningfulEcho Yes.]]'' ''Yes.'' [slams cop car door]



--->'''Hurley''': [[MeaningfulEcho You're not crazy, dude. Not even close.]]

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--->'''Hurley''': [[MeaningfulEcho You're not crazy, dude. Not even close.]]



* One MeaningfulEcho was botched in at least one translation of the ''KingdomHearts'' games: If you're an English-speaking player, the first you saw or heard of the line "We'll go together" is as the closing line of both SequelHook trailers found in the original game--Another Side Another Story and Deep Dive. It appears again in the ending of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' from Sora to Riku, about returning home at last. The line's actual first appearance is in the opening, post-trippy-dream-sequence cutscene of the first game: Kairi to Sora, about leaving their home to go on an adventure, translated from "We'll go together" to "So what're we waiting for?"

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* One MeaningfulEcho meaningful echo was botched in at least one translation of the ''KingdomHearts'' games: If you're an English-speaking player, the first you saw or heard of the line "We'll go together" is as the closing line of both SequelHook trailers found in the original game--Another Side Another Story and Deep Dive. It appears again in the ending of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' from Sora to Riku, about returning home at last. The line's actual first appearance is in the opening, post-trippy-dream-sequence cutscene of the first game: Kairi to Sora, about leaving their home to go on an adventure, translated from "We'll go together" to "So what're we waiting for?"
13th Jan '17 8:43:49 AM Morgenthaler
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A Meaningful Echo is similar to an ironic echo, but without the irony. It occurs when characters, in their usual way, say things to one another. Normally, these things aren't all that notable or special--they're part of normal dialogue. However, later on in the story, one of these "ordinary" lines is repeated. But unlike the original line, it isn't in a normal, throwaway context. It's at a moment of emotional height, when the viewer or reader is deep into the work, making a callback to an earlier scene. Suddenly, the line isn't simple or meaningless anymore. It's [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], [[TearJerker tear-jerking]], or [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome.]] If it had meaning before--however minor--it's now been expanded to a much greater context. It's gone from being something ordinary to something extraordinary.

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A Meaningful Echo is similar to an ironic echo, but without the irony. It occurs when characters, in their usual way, say things to one another. Normally, these things aren't all that notable or special--they're part of normal dialogue. However, later on in the story, one of these "ordinary" lines is repeated. But unlike the original line, it isn't in a normal, throwaway context. It's at a moment of emotional height, when the viewer or reader is deep into the work, making a callback to an earlier scene. Suddenly, the line isn't simple or meaningless anymore. It's [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], [[TearJerker tear-jerking]], heartwarming, tear-jerking, or [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome.]] awesome. If it had meaning before--however minor--it's now been expanded to a much greater context. It's gone from being something ordinary to something extraordinary.



** [[TearJerker ''Don't believe in me who believes in you... Don't believe in you who believes in me... Believe in yourself, Simon.'']]
** [[spoiler: Kamina]]'s last words of [[TearJerker "Later, buddy."]] are heart-wrenching... But Simon joyfully shouting [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "Let's go, buddy!"]] back to him right before the series finale lets everyone know that yes, things are gonna be all right.

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** [[TearJerker ''Don't believe in me who believes in you... Don't believe in you who believes in me... Believe in yourself, Simon.'']]
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** [[spoiler: Kamina]]'s last words of [[TearJerker "Later, buddy."]] " are heart-wrenching... But Simon joyfully shouting [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "Let's go, buddy!"]] buddy!" back to him right before the series finale lets everyone know that yes, things are gonna be all right.



*** In ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]]'', the Children and their friends visit an aquarium. Upon seeing small fish in a tank, Rei, who is an ArtificialHuman [[IllGirl barely kept alive with tons of pills]], notes that the fish can only live in an enclosed space, exactly like her. Later, she repeats that "I can only live in here" line, after she[[spoiler: was absorbed by an [[EldritchAbomination Angel]], telling Shinji that [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman he shouldn't risk his life to save her]], as [[ArtificialHuman she]] [[CloningBlues can be replaced.]] Shinji disagrees, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming tells her that no one can replace her]], and proceeds to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome rip her directly out of the bastard.]]]]

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*** In ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]]'', the Children and their friends visit an aquarium. Upon seeing small fish in a tank, Rei, who is an ArtificialHuman [[IllGirl barely kept alive with tons of pills]], notes that the fish can only live in an enclosed space, exactly like her. Later, she repeats that "I can only live in here" line, after she[[spoiler: was absorbed by an [[EldritchAbomination Angel]], telling Shinji that [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman he shouldn't risk his life to save her]], as [[ArtificialHuman she]] [[CloningBlues can be replaced.]] Shinji disagrees, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming tells her that no one can replace her]], her, and proceeds to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome rip her directly out of the bastard.]]]]]]



-->'''Cross''': [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming It's a younger brother's job to embarrass his older sister.]]

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-->'''Cross''': [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming It's a younger brother's job to embarrass his older sister.]]



** There's also Dean's advice to Hogart, "You are who you choose to be." Hogarth then tells it to the Giant to stop his rampage. And then it literally echoes in the Giant's memory as he [[spoiler:[[TearJerker heads off to his]] HeroicSacrifice.]]

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** There's also Dean's advice to Hogart, "You are who you choose to be." Hogarth then tells it to the Giant to stop his rampage. And then it literally echoes in the Giant's memory as he [[spoiler:[[TearJerker heads [[spoiler:heads off to his]] his HeroicSacrifice.]]



** Don't forget Alfred's [[TearJerker "Why do we fall, sir?"]]

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** Don't forget Alfred's [[TearJerker "Why do we fall, sir?"]]sir?"



'''Grace:''' ''[[MeaningfulEcho Y]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny e]][[CrowningMomentOfAwesome s.]]'' [slams cop car door]

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'''Grace:''' ''[[MeaningfulEcho Y]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny e]][[CrowningMomentOfAwesome s.Yes.]]'' [slams cop car door]



** Chris, at the beginning of the movie, at a Steel Dragon concert singing along with the lead singer (reaching higher notes even) gaining a FascinatingEyebrow from the singer. Later in the movie Chris is now up on stage and hears one fan doing what he did. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming Only he brings the guy on stage and gets him a mic so he can join in on the song.]] Both times the song sung is called [[MeaningfulName "Stand up and SHOUT!"]].

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** Chris, at the beginning of the movie, at a Steel Dragon concert singing along with the lead singer (reaching higher notes even) gaining a FascinatingEyebrow from the singer. Later in the movie Chris is now up on stage and hears one fan doing what he did. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming Only he brings the guy on stage and gets him a mic so he can join in on the song.]] song. Both times the song sung is called [[MeaningfulName "Stand up and SHOUT!"]].



*** "I can do this all day", said by Steve twice: first to the bully who is punching him in the alley, then later, to Schmidt [[spoiler:after he has allowed himself to be captured and Schmidt has just punched him repeatedly. [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar He would later say these same words to Tony Stark over seventy years later during the fight that effectively ends their friendship]]. It's also called back to in ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Winter Soldier]]'': "[[TearJerker Please don't make me do this]]."]]

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*** "I can do this all day", said by Steve twice: first to the bully who is punching him in the alley, then later, to Schmidt [[spoiler:after he has allowed himself to be captured and Schmidt has just punched him repeatedly. [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar He would later say these same words to Tony Stark over seventy years later during the fight that effectively ends their friendship]]. It's also called back to in ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Winter Soldier]]'': "[[TearJerker Please "Please don't make me do this]].this."]]



* Khaled Hosseini's ''Literature/TheKiteRunner'': "For you, a thousand times over!" is heart-wrenching enough in its first appearance; its recall at the end [[TearJerker demands several boxes of Kleenex]].

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* Khaled Hosseini's ''Literature/TheKiteRunner'': "For you, a thousand times over!" is heart-wrenching enough in its first appearance; its recall at the end [[TearJerker demands several boxes of Kleenex]].Kleenex.



* From ''{{Holes}}'': Ms Katherine often asked Sam the onion man (who she liked, but couldn't act on her feelings due to Sam being black) to help her fix things in her schoolhouse, to which he would always cheerfully reply "I can fix that". Finally, when she couldn't think of anymore excuses to continue seeing Sam, she told him that her heart is breaking. To which he says "I can fix that". [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming And then, he kissed her.]]

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* From ''{{Holes}}'': Ms Katherine often asked Sam the onion man (who she liked, but couldn't act on her feelings due to Sam being black) to help her fix things in her schoolhouse, to which he would always cheerfully reply "I can fix that". Finally, when she couldn't think of anymore excuses to continue seeing Sam, she told him that her heart is breaking. To which he says "I can fix that". [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming And then, he kissed her.]]



* In Creator/EllestonTrevor's ''Squadron Airborne'', a book about a Spitfire squadron [[TheHomeFront during the Battle of Britain]], there is a particularly [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] one. At the beginning, the commanding officer dresses down a cadet for almost crashing his fighter on his first flight by mistake, pointing out that the RAF cannot afford to lose planes in stupid accidents, as the Luftwaffe so outnumbers them that the Nazis can lose five planes for any English one that thay shoot down and still win the day. Later in the book, the Squadron is scrambled just after news have been received that [[NothingIsScarier all contacts have been lost]] with the hometown of [[ShellShockedVeteran another pilot]] after a vicious German bombing raid. The pilot goes on a Trope/RoaringRampageofRevenge shooting down German after German and he finally crashes his Spitfire into a bomber in a suicide attack. His last thought? The number of enemy planes he has just shot down: "SIX".

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* In Creator/EllestonTrevor's ''Squadron Airborne'', a book about a Spitfire squadron [[TheHomeFront during the Battle of Britain]], there is a particularly [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] tear-jerking one. At the beginning, the commanding officer dresses down a cadet for almost crashing his fighter on his first flight by mistake, pointing out that the RAF cannot afford to lose planes in stupid accidents, as the Luftwaffe so outnumbers them that the Nazis can lose five planes for any English one that thay shoot down and still win the day. Later in the book, the Squadron is scrambled just after news have been received that [[NothingIsScarier all contacts have been lost]] with the hometown of [[ShellShockedVeteran another pilot]] after a vicious German bombing raid. The pilot goes on a Trope/RoaringRampageofRevenge shooting down German after German and he finally crashes his Spitfire into a bomber in a suicide attack. His last thought? The number of enemy planes he has just shot down: "SIX".



* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s "War Stories," Kaylee wins a game against River and jokingly declares "No power in the 'Verse can stop me." River uses the same line near the end of the episode after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome gunning down three of Niska's men with her eyes closed]] to save Kaylee, giving the line a much more chilling effect.

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* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s "War Stories," Kaylee wins a game against River and jokingly declares "No power in the 'Verse can stop me." River uses the same line near the end of the episode after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome gunning down three of Niska's men with her eyes closed]] closed to save Kaylee, giving the line a much more chilling effect.



--->'''Zoe:''' "[[TearJerker You find someone to carry you]]."

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--->'''Zoe:''' "[[TearJerker You "You find someone to carry you]].you."



-->'''Leo''': A guy's walking down the street and he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep, he can't get out. A priest walks by, the guy calls up, "Hey, father, I'm down in this hole, can you help me out?" Priest writes him a prayer and throws it down in the hole. A doctor walks by. "Hey, you, can you help me out?" Doctor writes a prescription, throws it in the hole and keeps walking. His friend walks by. "Hey, Joe, it's me." The friend jumps down in the hole with him. Our guy says, "Are you stupid? Now we're both down here!" The friend says, "Yeah, but I've been down here before, and I know the way out." ({{beat}}) [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming As long as I've got a job here, you've got a job here.]]

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-->'''Leo''': A guy's walking down the street and he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep, he can't get out. A priest walks by, the guy calls up, "Hey, father, I'm down in this hole, can you help me out?" Priest writes him a prayer and throws it down in the hole. A doctor walks by. "Hey, you, can you help me out?" Doctor writes a prescription, throws it in the hole and keeps walking. His friend walks by. "Hey, Joe, it's me." The friend jumps down in the hole with him. Our guy says, "Are you stupid? Now we're both down here!" The friend says, "Yeah, but I've been down here before, and I know the way out." ({{beat}}) [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming As long as I've got a job here, you've got a job here.]]



* Season 3 ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' episode "Maelstrom" had Kara say "''I'll see you on the other side''" to Lee before she [[spoiler: got killed]]. During the series finale, Samuel Anders utters the very same words to Kara following their [[TearJerker farewell]] before he [[spoiler: directs Galactica and the rest of the Fleet into the Sun]]. Many fans take this to mean that they have both [[spoiler: [[AscendtoAHigherPlaneofExistence Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence]] and will be TogetherInDeath, and that Lee will also gain [[TogetherInDeath that status]] when he eventually dies]].

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* Season 3 ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' episode "Maelstrom" had Kara say "''I'll see you on the other side''" to Lee before she [[spoiler: got killed]]. During the series finale, Samuel Anders utters the very same words to Kara following their [[TearJerker farewell]] farewell before he [[spoiler: directs Galactica and the rest of the Fleet into the Sun]]. Many fans take this to mean that they have both [[spoiler: [[AscendtoAHigherPlaneofExistence Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence]] and will be TogetherInDeath, and that Lee will also gain [[TogetherInDeath that status]] when he eventually dies]].



** Noah reprises "The Mark Of Cain": the first time, it was an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]] number with the entire cast onstage, and his reprise is much more mellow but also more heartbreaking.

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** Noah reprises "The Mark Of Cain": the first time, it was an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]] epic number with the entire cast onstage, and his reprise is much more mellow but also more heartbreaking.



** The last three lines would be echoed (in different words, but still had the same general meaning) before the FinalBoss battle of ''Zero 4'', with Weil taunting Zero on his ideals of justice. Cue the [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] WorldOfCardboardSpeech.

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** The last three lines would be echoed (in different words, but still had the same general meaning) before the FinalBoss battle of ''Zero 4'', with Weil taunting Zero on his ideals of justice. Cue the [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] awesome WorldOfCardboardSpeech.



** In the Horde version of the Icecrown Citadel raid, when you defeat Deathbringer Saurfang, his father, Varok Saurfang, comes to collect his body and, upon leaving, tells the players, "Honor, young heroes. No matter how dire the battle: Never forsake it." This comes back again in Cataclysm during Horde questing in the updated Stonetalon Mountains zone where Garrosh Hellscream repeats this line to a general who bombed a school full of civilians before [[CrowningMomentofAwesome picking him up by the neck and dropping him off a cliff.]]

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** In the Horde version of the Icecrown Citadel raid, when you defeat Deathbringer Saurfang, his father, Varok Saurfang, comes to collect his body and, upon leaving, tells the players, "Honor, young heroes. No matter how dire the battle: Never forsake it." This comes back again in Cataclysm during Horde questing in the updated Stonetalon Mountains zone where Garrosh Hellscream repeats this line to a general who bombed a school full of civilians before [[CrowningMomentofAwesome picking him up by the neck and dropping him off a cliff.]]



* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'': Malik Al-Sayf hates Altaïr after the protagonist got his brother killed during a botched mission. When Altaïr delivers the standard greeting of "Safety and peace" early in the game, Malik's bitter response is "Your presence here deprives me of both." At the end of the game and after some serious CharacterDevelopment, Altaïr again says "Safety and peace," to which Malik replies [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "Your presence will deliver us both."]]

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'': Malik Al-Sayf hates Altaïr after the protagonist got his brother killed during a botched mission. When Altaïr delivers the standard greeting of "Safety and peace" early in the game, Malik's bitter response is "Your presence here deprives me of both." At the end of the game and after some serious CharacterDevelopment, Altaïr again says "Safety and peace," to which Malik replies [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "Your presence will deliver us both."]]"



* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', if you romanced Thane Krios and played through the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC, you will learn of a letter that he wrote to you, to be delivered to you in the event of his death, which ends with the poignant line "I will await you across the sea." In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', [[spoiler:after Thane is stabbed through the chest trying to protect the salarian councilor from Kai Leng, during his death scene at the hospital with Kolyat at your side, your final words to him are "Bye, Thane. Meet you across the sea."]] [[TearJerker *sniff*]]

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', if you romanced Thane Krios and played through the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC, you will learn of a letter that he wrote to you, to be delivered to you in the event of his death, which ends with the poignant line "I will await you across the sea." In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', [[spoiler:after Thane is stabbed through the chest trying to protect the salarian councilor from Kai Leng, during his death scene at the hospital with Kolyat at your side, your final words to him are "Bye, Thane. Meet you across the sea."]] [[TearJerker *sniff*]]*sniff*



* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': [[spoiler:[[TearJerker "You said an older brother protects his younger sister, right?... Yeah. I'm the older sister. So I have to protect my younger brother."]]]] This is the result of the [[spoiler:True]] ending of Heaven's Feel.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': [[spoiler:[[TearJerker "You [[spoiler:"You said an older brother protects his younger sister, right?... Yeah. I'm the older sister. So I have to protect my younger brother."]]]] "]] This is the result of the [[spoiler:True]] ending of Heaven's Feel.



* One of the foremost [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] in ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', at the climax of the GrandFinale: "''I BELIEVE!''"

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* One of the foremost [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] Awesome in ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', at the climax of the GrandFinale: "''I BELIEVE!''"



** Church's final conversation with [[spoiler: [[TheLostLenore Tex]]]] in season 10 is a [[{{Tearjerker}} tragic repeat]] of [[spoiler: her]] earlier conversation with [[spoiler: [[MindRape a broken Alpha Church]].]]

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** Church's final conversation with [[spoiler: [[TheLostLenore Tex]]]] in season 10 is a [[{{Tearjerker}} tragic repeat]] repeat of [[spoiler: her]] earlier conversation with [[spoiler: [[MindRape a broken Alpha Church]].]]



* ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'': on the day Jane got out of prison, she told Mr. Mighty that even though she's broke, homeless, and unemployed, it's still the best day she's had in a long time. Years later, she repeats the line after telling her story to the neighbors ... and getting a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming hug from her daughter]].

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* ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'': on the day Jane got out of prison, she told Mr. Mighty that even though she's broke, homeless, and unemployed, it's still the best day she's had in a long time. Years later, she repeats the line after telling her story to the neighbors ... and getting a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming hug from her daughter]].daughter.



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' had this in the form of what was once a gag line, that is, Belkar referring to himself as a "sexy, shoeless god of war" (after killing a pile of hobgoblins, naturally). Later, when a hallucination of Lord Shojo forces Belkar to "scream" what he IS, he actually mumbles the line in the real world, which just happened to have been misinterpreted as the response to a question by a cleric, who then healed Belkar of his sickness and, yeah, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMoA]] ensues. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0277.html "Only the honor of a paladin is unbreakable..."]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0449.html ...even by Death itself.]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' had this in the form of what was once a gag line, that is, Belkar referring to himself as a "sexy, shoeless god of war" (after killing a pile of hobgoblins, naturally). Later, when a hallucination of Lord Shojo forces Belkar to "scream" what he IS, he actually mumbles the line in the real world, which just happened to have been misinterpreted as the response to a question by a cleric, who then healed Belkar of his sickness and, yeah, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMoA]] awesome ensues. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0277.html "Only the honor of a paladin is unbreakable..."]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0449.html ...even by Death itself.]]



-->'''Jivi:''' [[BigBad Starfish!]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome This ain't the way it should be!]]

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-->'''Jivi:''' [[BigBad Starfish!]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome This ain't the way it should be!]]be!



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', we have Baby Doll's CatchPhrase "I didn't mean to!" used as a RunningGag in her in-universe SitCom, but then used [[TearJerker devastatingly]] at the end of the episode.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', we have Baby Doll's CatchPhrase "I didn't mean to!" used as a RunningGag in her in-universe SitCom, but then used [[TearJerker devastatingly]] devastatingly at the end of the episode.
13th Jan '17 8:39:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* "[[YouCannotKillAnIdea I am the thing you cannot kill.]] I am hope." These are the last words of [[spoiler: Kelsier]] to the BigBad in ''{{Mistborn}}''. At the end of the same book, the BigBad's killer turns these words into a PreMortemOneLiner.

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* "[[YouCannotKillAnIdea I am the thing you cannot kill.]] I am hope." These are the last words of [[spoiler: Kelsier]] to the BigBad in ''{{Mistborn}}''.''Literature/{{Mistborn}}''. At the end of the same book, the BigBad's killer turns these words into a PreMortemOneLiner.
9th Jan '17 7:45:56 PM Kirayoshi
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* During Robert Kirkman's run on ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', when everyone holds a birthday party for Franklin, his hyper-intelligent sister Valeria says, "Happy birthday, Retard." After the party, when mysterious stranger approaches Valeria to give her some cryptic warnings, Val recognizes him as an adult Franklin from the future and tells him, "Happy birthday, Retard."
7th Jan '17 6:11:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the BarenakedLadies song, 'Tonight is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel' we hear, "You're the last thing on my mind." After the accident, the singer lies dying in his car, saying as the last line of the song, "You're the last thing on my mind."
* The Tim [=McGraw=] song ''Don't Take the Girl'' repeats the title three times with gradually increasing meaning.

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* In the BarenakedLadies Music/BarenakedLadies song, 'Tonight "Tonight is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel' Wheel" we hear, "You're the last thing on my mind." After the accident, the singer lies dying in his car, saying as the last line of the song, "You're the last thing on my mind."
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3rd Jan '17 12:52:51 PM upupandaway42
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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E4FaceMyEnemy "Face My Enemy"]], while on a mission together, Coulson begins reminiscing about past missions, May gives a short but to the point speech about facing reality and not getting misled by sentiment. At the end of the episode, when May tells Coulson she won't MercyKill him if he becomes like [[AGodAmI The Clairvoyent]], he gives the same speech back to her.
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