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14th Mar '18 2:01:28 AM ActualScientist
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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': Whichever hero you didn't pursue at the end of ''The Order of the Stone'' will have a tense conversation with you in ''Assembly Required''. If Jesse doesn't try to diffuse the tension, the conversation takes a passive aggressive turn.

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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': Whichever hero you didn't pursue at the end of ''The Order of the Stone'' will have a tense conversation with you in ''Assembly Required''. If Jesse doesn't try to diffuse defuse the tension, the conversation takes a passive aggressive turn.
11th Mar '18 3:51:06 PM Divra
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** Sir Humphrey, at one point lunches with a Civil Service superior who genially says that, while he is not inclined to judge seeing as he doesn't have all the facts, he still has concerns that people might get the idea that Humphrey might not be considered... "sound"... if he can't resolve the current situation satisfactorily. Sir Humphrey leaves the meeting looking like someone took a ball-peen hammer to his kneecaps.
** Similarly, Hacker brings in some union representatives to discuss new proposed legislation. All three calmly and civilly say that they are deeply concerned about the possible effects of the legislation for their members and leave. When Hacker's Private Secretary asks how the meeting went. Hacker buries his head in his hands and asks the Secretary to "Get someone in here to mop up the blood."

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** Sir Humphrey, at one point lunches with a Civil Service superior who genially says that, while he is not inclined to judge seeing as he doesn't have all the facts, he still has concerns that people might get the idea that Humphrey might not be considered... "sound"... if he can't resolve the current situation satisfactorily. Sir Humphrey leaves the meeting looking like someone took a ball-peen hammer to his kneecaps.
kneecaps, and Bernard describes the incident as "a real punch-up".
** Similarly, Hacker brings in some union representatives to discuss new proposed legislation. All three calmly and civilly say that they are deeply concerned about the possible effects of the legislation for their members and leave. When Hacker's Private Secretary Bernard asks how the meeting went. went, Hacker buries his head in his hands and asks the Secretary him to "Get someone in here to mop up the blood."
10th Mar '18 6:34:35 PM KibaDoku
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Germany and Japan engaged in ''plenty'' of this over Italy before their [[CockFight cock fight]]. More aggressive than passive though.
9th Mar '18 2:57:59 PM Divra
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** Sir Humphrey, at one point lunches with a Civil Service superior who says that, while he is not inclined to judge seeing as he doesn't have all the facts, still has concerns that Humphrey might not be considered... "sound"... if he can't resolve the current situation satisfactorily. Sir Humphrey leaves the meeting looking like someone took a ball-peen hammer to his kneecaps.

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** Sir Humphrey, at one point lunches with a Civil Service superior who genially says that, while he is not inclined to judge seeing as he doesn't have all the facts, he still has concerns that people might get the idea that Humphrey might not be considered... "sound"... if he can't resolve the current situation satisfactorily. Sir Humphrey leaves the meeting looking like someone took a ball-peen hammer to his kneecaps.
8th Mar '18 2:10:44 PM Divra
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* ''Series/YesMinister'' runs on equal part this trope and {{Blackmail}}.
** Sir Humphrey, at one point lunches with a Civil Service superior who says that, while he is not inclined to judge seeing as he doesn't have all the facts, still has concerns that Humphrey might not be considered... "sound"... if he can't resolve the current situation satisfactorily. Sir Humphrey leaves the meeting looking like someone took a ball-peen hammer to his kneecaps.
** Similarly, Hacker brings in some union representatives to discuss new proposed legislation. All three calmly and civilly say that they are deeply concerned about the possible effects of the legislation for their members and leave. When Hacker's Private Secretary asks how the meeting went. Hacker buries his head in his hands and asks the Secretary to "Get someone in here to mop up the blood."
8th Mar '18 8:48:03 AM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/KaguyaWantsToBeConfessedTo'', most of Kaguya and Shrogane's flirting is done through canonical subtext, since neither of them feel comfortable openly admitting their feelings and they are often surrounded by people. Their aim is to make the other person lose their composure and confess...but their "war of love" humiliates them both more than if they were just honest about their feelings.

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* In ''Manga/KaguyaWantsToBeConfessedTo'', ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'', most of Kaguya and Shrogane's flirting is done through canonical subtext, since neither of them feel comfortable openly admitting their feelings and they are often surrounded by people. Their aim is to make the other person lose their composure and confess... but their "war of love" humiliates them both more than if they were just honest about their feelings.
2nd Mar '18 11:54:00 AM DragonQuestZ
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Contrast HairTriggerTemper (who couldn't do this trope if they tried), VolleyingInsults (where the fight becomes openly hostile - this how Israeli Jews argue).

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Contrast HairTriggerTemper (who couldn't do this trope if they tried), VolleyingInsults (where the fight becomes openly hostile - this how Israeli Jews argue).
hostile).
2nd Mar '18 1:49:42 AM Glide08
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Contrast HairTriggerTemper (who couldn't do this trope if they tried), VolleyingInsults (where the fight becomes openly hostile, and this how Israeli Jews argue).

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Contrast HairTriggerTemper (who couldn't do this trope if they tried), VolleyingInsults (where the fight becomes openly hostile, and hostile - this how Israeli Jews argue).
2nd Mar '18 1:49:31 AM Glide08
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Contrast HairTriggerTemper (who couldn't do this trope if they tried), VolleyingInsults (where the fight becomes openly hostile).

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Contrast HairTriggerTemper (who couldn't do this trope if they tried), VolleyingInsults (where the fight becomes openly hostile).
hostile, and this how Israeli Jews argue).
16th Feb '18 12:51:46 PM Apocrypha
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* In ''Literature/TheFallingKingdomsSeries'', all the royals of Mytica are well-versed in using politeness, false sincerity, doublespeak, and ExactWords as daggers. Cleo in particular likes it; at one point she and Lucia have a, on the surface, perfectly polite conversation that is practically dripping with poison.
-->'''Lucia:''' [My brother] is very forgiving, though. After all, he forgave you [[DefiledForever your unfortunate and shameful loss of chastity to Lord Aron Lagaris]], didnít he?\\
'''Cleo:''' As you said, [[SarcasmMode Iím very lucky.]]\\
'''Lucia:''' [[BlatantLies Iím sorry for stating this so bluntly]], but as you know, servants talk.\\
'''Cleo:''' Yes. Iíve heard things too. About you.\\
'''Lucia:''' Oh? Such as?\\
'''Cleo:''' Iím sure itís a lie. [[TakeThat Unlike some people, I prefer to make my own judgments, not have my head filled so easily with the gossip of servants.]]
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