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3rd Feb '16 11:57:45 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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There are quite a few times when someone (usually the hero) starts off this way, and honestly means it; however, as the conflict progresses, he starts to get genuinely angry at whoever it is (usually because the guy is doing things that disgust him), at which point he changes his mind and says, "All right, ''now'' you've made it personal..." or something like that.
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There are quite a few times when someone (usually the hero) starts off this way, and honestly means it; however, as the conflict progresses, he starts to get genuinely angry at whoever it is (usually because the guy is doing things that disgust him), him, or because the villain [[AndYourLittleDogToo started choosing victims who were close to the hero]]), at which point he changes his mind and says, "All right, ''now'' you've made it personal..." or something like that.
29th Dec '15 12:59:10 AM amphiboly
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* Played to [[DarkerandEdgier disturbing levels]] when used by a "precocious" girl, Madeline, in ''{{Series/Jessie}}'' episode "What A Steal", as Ravi can't believe she was just pretending to be his friend in order to gain his trust so that she could turn around and rob him and his entire family. [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior She's only ten years old, and already she is a criminal in the making, even barking orders at her accomplice, who happens to be her brother that is fifteen years older than she is]]. And to think...[[DudeNotFunny this idea was supposed to be amusing]].
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* Played to [[DarkerandEdgier disturbing levels]] when used by a "precocious" girl, Madeline, in ''{{Series/Jessie}}'' episode "What A Steal", as Ravi can't believe she was just pretending to be his friend in order to gain his trust so that she could turn around and rob him and his entire family. [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior She's only ten years old, and already she is a criminal in the making, even barking orders at her accomplice, who happens to be her brother that is fifteen years older than she is]]. And to think...[[DudeNotFunny this idea was supposed to be lighthearted and amusing]].
28th Dec '15 12:08:47 PM DarthKieduss
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'''Sonny Corleone:''' They shoot my father and it's business, my ass!\\
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'''Sonny Corleone:''' [[YouKilledMyFather They shoot my father father]] and [[ItsPersonal it's business, my ass!\\ass]]!\\
1st Dec '15 4:39:23 PM Luigifan
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Usually, when a person says this, it really isn't personal to them. Why this should matter to the person they're hurting is a mystery, however. One can also argue that saying it isn't personal makes it personal, as it means [[ButForMeItWasTuesday the victim doesn't matter to the speaker]]. If anything it often makes it ''worse'', because it usually means the victim didn't even ''do'' anything to even remotely justify the pain they have been forced to go through. As such, this trope can also refer to the character himself and not just to dialogue. There are quite a few times when someone (usually the hero) starts off this way, and honestly means it; however, as the conflict progresses, he starts to get genuinely angry at whoever it is (usually because the guy is does things that disgust him), at which point he changes him mind, and says, "All right, ''now'' you've made it personal..." or something like that.
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Usually, when a person says this, it really isn't personal to them. Why this should matter to the person they're hurting is a mystery, however. One can also argue that saying it isn't personal makes it personal, as it means [[ButForMeItWasTuesday the victim doesn't matter to the speaker]]. If anything anything, it often makes it ''worse'', because it usually means the victim didn't even ''do'' anything to even remotely justify the pain they have been forced to go through. As such, this trope can also refer to the character himself and not just to dialogue. There are quite a few times when someone (usually the hero) starts off this way, and honestly means it; however, as the conflict progresses, he starts to get genuinely angry at whoever it is (usually because the guy is does doing things that disgust him), at which point he changes him mind, his mind and says, "All right, ''now'' you've made it personal..." or something like that.

* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion: End of Evangelion'', Shinji is about to be summarily executed by a JSSDF soldier, who tells him that shooting him in the head is nothing personal, Misato shows up [[BigDamnHeroes just in time]], [[TranquilFury guns blazing]] and explains to said grunt that he shouldn't take her blowing them away personally either (though it clearly ''is'' very personal, seeing how he was just about to kill Shinji). The wording differs in the translations:
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion: End of Evangelion'', Shinji is about to be summarily executed by a JSSDF soldier, who tells him that shooting him in the head is nothing personal, Misato shows up [[BigDamnHeroes just in time]], [[TranquilFury guns blazing]] blazing]], and explains to said grunt that he shouldn't take her blowing them away personally either (though it clearly ''is'' very '''very''' personal, seeing how he was just about to kill Shinji). The wording differs in the translations:

** On the English language commentary, Jason and Amanda Lee say that they originally imagined Taliesin Jaffe delivering the line in an "I eat babies for breakfast" voice, but when he delivered it in a much more casual way they realized it was even colder and [[ThrowItIn went with it]]. * In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' Starrk says this to Kyoraku just before shooting him in the back. The reason why he got the chance to do so, incidentally, was because Kyoraku took Wonderweiss's attack on Ukitake rather personally.
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** On the English language commentary, Jason and Amanda Lee say that they originally imagined Taliesin Jaffe delivering the line in an "I eat babies for breakfast" voice, but when he delivered it in a much more casual way way, they realized it was even colder and [[ThrowItIn went with it]]. * In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Starrk says this to Kyoraku just before shooting him in the back. The reason why he got the chance to do so, incidentally, was because Kyoraku took Wonderweiss's attack on Ukitake rather personally.

* Morlun, thousand years old immortal that predates over beings with animal-like powers gave us a funny dialogue based on it, when he encountered Franchise/SpiderMan:
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* Morlun, thousand years old a thousand-years-old immortal that predates over beings with animal-like powers powers, gave us a funny dialogue based on it, it when he encountered Franchise/SpiderMan:

'''Spider-Man:''' Wait a second. You say you want to kill me and claim it's nothing personal? Nothing personal?! Listen, man. I was fighting with every kind of jerk on this planet. I was fighting with freaks, mutants, aliens and superequipped gangs... God dammit, I was fighting even with my own costume! And you know what? You're the first one, that really pissed me off! ** The Shocker at one point kidnaps Spiderman as revenge for years of having his crimes foiled, though its implied that a large part of it is him being angry over Spidermans constant mockery, and tortures the hero. Spiderman uses a more heroic form of this argument and points out that he wasnt doing it to spite Shocker, but because Shocker was going on constant crime sprees. * In ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', we see a flashback to the climactic final confrontation between SherlockHolmes and James Moriarty. They make it clear to one another that this isn't a manner of personal spite and immediately begin fighting to the death. Of course, once Moriarty ''loses'', he immediatly complains and calls Holmes a "drug-addicted sodomite".
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'''Spider-Man:''' Wait a second. You say you want to kill me and claim it's nothing personal? Nothing personal?! Listen, man. I was fighting with every kind of jerk on this planet. I was fighting with freaks, mutants, aliens aliens, and superequipped gangs... God dammit, I was fighting even with my own costume! And you know what? You're the first one, that really pissed me off! ** The Shocker at one point kidnaps Spiderman Spider-man as revenge for years of having his crimes foiled, though its it's implied that a large part of it is him being angry over Spidermans Spider-man's constant mockery, and tortures the hero. Spiderman Spider-man uses a more heroic form of this argument and points out that he wasnt wasn't doing it to spite Shocker, but because Shocker was going on constant crime sprees. * In ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', we see a flashback to the climactic final confrontation between SherlockHolmes and James Moriarty. They make it clear to one another that this isn't a manner of personal spite and immediately begin fighting to the death. Of course, once Moriarty ''loses'', he immediatly immediately complains and calls Holmes a "drug-addicted sodomite".
22nd Nov '15 11:40:08 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart2'', Gale tells Katniss that he would have expected her of all people to know that what they're doing in the war against the Capitol isn't personal. She shoots back that she of all people knows that it's all personal.
7th Nov '15 8:48:17 AM atherwind
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* Assassins throughout history (ex. CIA, Mobsters, any Fanatic, etc.) probably felt this way. Getting to know a person before killing them is a time consuming process that takes a lot of effort. It just wouldn't be practical in most cases to make it personal.
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* Assassins throughout history (ex. CIA, Mobsters, any Fanatic, etc.) probably felt this way. Getting to know a person before killing them is a time consuming process that which usually (if not always) takes a lot of much effort. It just wouldn't be practical in most cases to make it personal.
17th Oct '15 11:31:13 PM amphiboly
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* Played to [[DarkerandEdgier disturbing levels]] when used by a "precocious" girl, Madeline, in ''{{Series/Jessie}}'' episode "What A Steal", as Ravi can't believe she was just pretending to be his friend in order to gain his trust so that she could turn around and rob him and his entire family. [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior She's only ten years old, and already she is a criminal in the making, even barking orders at her accomplice, who happens to be her brother that is fifteen years older than she is]]. And to think...[[DudeNotFunny this idea was supposed to be Played For Laughs]].
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* Played to [[DarkerandEdgier disturbing levels]] when used by a "precocious" girl, Madeline, in ''{{Series/Jessie}}'' episode "What A Steal", as Ravi can't believe she was just pretending to be his friend in order to gain his trust so that she could turn around and rob him and his entire family. [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior She's only ten years old, and already she is a criminal in the making, even barking orders at her accomplice, who happens to be her brother that is fifteen years older than she is]]. And to think...[[DudeNotFunny this idea was supposed to be Played For Laughs]].amusing]].
17th Oct '15 11:30:16 PM amphiboly
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* Played to [[DarkerandEdgier disturbing levels]] when used by a "precocious" girl, Madeline, in ''{{Series/Jessie}}'' episode "What A Steal", as Ravi can't believe she was just pretending to be his friend in order to gain his trust so that she could turn around and rob him and his entire family. [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior She's only ten years old, and already she is a criminal in the making, even barking orders at her accomplice, who happens to be her brother that is fifteen years older than she is]]. And to think...[[DudeNotFunny this was supposed to be Played For Laughs]].
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* Played to [[DarkerandEdgier disturbing levels]] when used by a "precocious" girl, Madeline, in ''{{Series/Jessie}}'' episode "What A Steal", as Ravi can't believe she was just pretending to be his friend in order to gain his trust so that she could turn around and rob him and his entire family. [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior She's only ten years old, and already she is a criminal in the making, even barking orders at her accomplice, who happens to be her brother that is fifteen years older than she is]]. And to think...[[DudeNotFunny this idea was supposed to be Played For Laughs]].
17th Oct '15 11:29:10 PM amphiboly
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* Played to [[DarkerandEdgier disturbing levels]] when used by a "precocious" girl, Madeline, in ''{{Series/Jessie}}'' episode "What A Steal", as Ravi can't believe she was just pretending to be his friend in order to gain his trust so that she could turn around and rob him and his entire family. [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior She's only ten years old, and already she is a criminal in the making, even barking orders at her accomplice, who happens to be her brother that is fifteen years older than she is]].
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* Played to [[DarkerandEdgier disturbing levels]] when used by a "precocious" girl, Madeline, in ''{{Series/Jessie}}'' episode "What A Steal", as Ravi can't believe she was just pretending to be his friend in order to gain his trust so that she could turn around and rob him and his entire family. [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior She's only ten years old, and already she is a criminal in the making, even barking orders at her accomplice, who happens to be her brother that is fifteen years older than she is]]. And to think...[[DudeNotFunny this was supposed to be Played For Laughs]].
13th Oct '15 3:43:42 PM amphiboly
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