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16th Jan '17 2:33:20 AM StFan
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* Common between Society Girls in ''FanFic/FourDeadlySecrets''.
* Name comes from ''WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged'', which spoofed Hitomi's and Millerna's discussions in the real ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' series, over who would get Allen. Basically, each fight [[MundaneMadeAwesome started and ended with an announcer presenting them as intense, brutal fights]], even though the actual scenes were just them calmly lying and manipulating each other. The RunningGag first shows up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bqieymT7z14#t=192s here at 2:56:]].

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* %%* Common between Society Girls in ''FanFic/FourDeadlySecrets''.
* Name comes from ''WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged'', which spoofed Hitomi's and Millerna's discussions in the real ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' series, over who would get Allen. Basically, each fight [[MundaneMadeAwesome started start and ended end with an announcer presenting them as intense, brutal fights]], even though the actual scenes were are just them calmly lying and manipulating each other. The RunningGag first shows up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bqieymT7z14#t=192s here at 2:56:]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'': Principal Cinch's speech at the welcoming party ''sounds'' polite, but in fact she's constantly putting down Canterlot High School, and saying in substance that they have no chance to win the Friendship Games.
-->'''Abacus Cinch:''' It's been four years since the last Friendship Games, but it feels as though nothing has changed. Canterlot High continues to pick its competitors in a popularity contest and Crystal Prep continues to field its top twelve students. It is a comfort to know that even after so many years of losses, your school remains so committed to its ideals, however misguided they may be. I wish you all the best of luck, regardless of the inevitable outcome.
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2nd Jan '17 4:26:31 PM nombretomado
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* When [[WesternAnimation/AeonFlux Trevor]] isn't outright [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lecturing]] his audience or ''Roleplay/InkCity'' at large, he engages in this instead. GLaDOS and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mew]] are other regular combatants, and even [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko]] treads the thin line between this and [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]].

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* When [[WesternAnimation/AeonFlux Trevor]] isn't outright [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lecturing]] his audience or ''Roleplay/InkCity'' at large, he engages in this instead. GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mew]] are other regular combatants, and even [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko]] treads the thin line between this and [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]].
3rd Dec '16 10:45:47 PM lucy24
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** [[AlphaBitch Cersei Lannister]] is accomplished at this when she pulls back on the aggressive side, as when she tells Margaery Tyrell that she's "never seen her as a rival," which Margaery (publically, at least) takes as a denial of ill-feeling between them but which Cersei intends as implying that she does not view Margaery as a worthy opponent.

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** [[AlphaBitch Cersei Lannister]] is accomplished at this when she pulls back on the aggressive side, as when she tells Margaery Tyrell that she's "never seen her as a rival," which Margaery (publically, (publicly, at least) takes as a denial of ill-feeling between them but which Cersei intends as implying that she does not view Margaery as a worthy opponent.
3rd Dec '16 6:06:10 AM StFan
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* How wizards settle their differences on the ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'', having figured out that not only are sharply-worded memos a lot safer than each building a tower and lobbing fireballs at each other, it's just as fun. Averted in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' in a fancy dinner party featuring two Ankh-Morpork FeudingFamilies: since any insult would inevitably lead to open hostilities, they have to make do with the few subjects of conversation that ''haven't'' been used for this trop in the past. [[CaptainObvious Like observing that the other is standing up, for example.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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How wizards settle their differences on the ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'', Discworld, having figured out that not only are sharply-worded memos a lot safer than each building a tower and lobbing fireballs at each other, it's just as fun. fun.
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Averted in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' in a fancy dinner party featuring two Ankh-Morpork FeudingFamilies: since any insult would inevitably lead to open hostilities, they have to make do with the few subjects of conversation that ''haven't'' been used for this trop trope in the past. [[CaptainObvious Like observing that the other is standing up, for example.]]



-->'''[[PlayerCharacter Rook]]:''' I'm torn; do I master on hand-to-hand combat, or focus on ranged attacks?
-->'''[[ReluctantWarrior Celica]]:''' Perhaps you could find another hobby altogether.

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-->'''[[PlayerCharacter Rook]]:''' I'm torn; do I master on hand-to-hand combat, or focus on ranged attacks?
-->'''[[ReluctantWarrior
attacks?\\
'''[[ReluctantWarrior
Celica]]:''' Perhaps you could find another hobby altogether.



** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where and Back Again Part 1]]",
Trixie gleefully rubs Starlight inviting her to come to Our Town with her in Twilight's face, while smugly "complimenting" the Princess of Friendship on her "wisdom" and emphasizing how she's Starlight's ''best friend''.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where and Back Again Part 1]]",
1]]", Trixie gleefully rubs Starlight inviting her to come to Our Town with her in Twilight's face, while smugly "complimenting" the Princess of Friendship on her "wisdom" and emphasizing how she's Starlight's ''best friend''.
27th Nov '16 2:04:35 PM StFan
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* Played more literally than usual in the Territory Arc in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', wherein one of the characters with Territory abilities can create a Territory in which violence is not possible, and the only way to beat the other person is to make them say whatever the Taboo might be at the moment. Kurama talked him into making the whole Japanese alphabet taboo one letter (kana) at a time, then made him laugh--setting off several of the Taboo sounds and beating him at his own game.
** Also one earlier in the Four Saint Beasts Arc, where at the end Hiei notes that Kurama has to have the last word.

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* Played more literally than usual in the Territory Arc in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', wherein one of the characters with Territory abilities can create a Territory in which violence is not possible, and the only way to beat the other person is to make them say whatever the Taboo might be at the moment. Kurama talked him into making the whole Japanese alphabet taboo one letter (kana) at a time, then made him laugh--setting laugh -- setting off several of the Taboo sounds and beating him at his own game.
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game. Also one earlier in the Four Saint Beasts Arc, where at the end Hiei notes that Kurama has to have the last word.



* ComicBook/EmmaFrost's relationship with most of the other ComicBook/{{X-Men}} tends to be this trope.
** Especially true between her and Kitty Pryde during Creator/JossWhedon's run on ''ComicBook/AstonishingXMen'':
--->'''Emma''': This, children, is Kitty Pryde, who apparently feels the need to make a grand entrance.
--->'''Kitty''': I'm sorry, I was busy remembering to put on all my clothes.
--->'''Emma''': [[SarcasmMode So gushingly glad you could join us.]]

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* ComicBook/EmmaFrost's relationship with most of the other ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen tends to be this trope.
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trope. Especially true between her and Kitty Pryde during Creator/JossWhedon's run on ''ComicBook/AstonishingXMen'':
--->'''Emma''': -->'''Emma:''' This, children, is Kitty Pryde, who apparently feels the need to make a grand entrance.
--->'''Kitty''':
entrance.\\
'''Kitty:'''
I'm sorry, I was busy remembering to put on all my clothes.
--->'''Emma''':
clothes.\\
'''Emma:'''
[[SarcasmMode So gushingly glad you could join us.]]



* Name comes from ''WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged'', which spoofed Hitomi's and Millerna's discussions in the real ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' series, over who would get Allen. Basically, each fight [[MundaneMadeAwesome started and ended with an announcer presenting them as intense, brutal fights]], even though the actual scenes were just them calmly lying and manipulating each other. The RunningGag first shows up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bqieymT7z14#t=192s here at 2:56:]].
* When [[WesternAnimation/AeonFlux Trevor]] isn't outright [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lecturing]] his audience or ''Roleplay/InkCity'' at large, he engages in this instead. GLaDOS and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mew]] are other regular combatants, and even [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko]] treads the thin line between this and [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]].



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--> '''Denise:''' You know, you're a lot more intelligent than you look.\\

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--> '''Denise:''' -->'''Denise:''' You know, you're a lot more intelligent than you look.\\



* The first Film/IronMan movie has a wonderful little example between Pepper Potts and Christine Everhart.
-->'''Pepper:''' ''(after Stark's one night stand with Christine)'' I have your clothes here; they've been dry cleaned and pressed. And there's a car waiting for you outside that will take you anywhere you'd like to go.
-->'''Christine:''' ''(patronizing tone)'' You must be the famous Pepper Potts.
-->'''Pepper:''' ''(smiles and nods)'' Indeed I am.
-->'''Christine:''' After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.
-->'''Pepper:''' I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires. Including, occasionally, taking out the trash. Will that be all?

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* The first Film/IronMan ''Film/IronMan1'' movie has a wonderful little example between Pepper Potts and Christine Everhart.
-->'''Pepper:''' ''(after ''[after Stark's one night stand with Christine)'' Christine]'' I have your clothes here; they've been dry cleaned and pressed. And there's a car waiting for you outside that will take you anywhere you'd like to go.
-->'''Christine:''' ''(patronizing tone)''
go.\\
'''Christine:''' ''[patronizing tone]''
You must be the famous Pepper Potts.
-->'''Pepper:''' ''(smiles
Potts.\\
'''Pepper:''' ''[smiles
and nods)'' nods]'' Indeed I am.
-->'''Christine:'''
am.\\
'''Christine:'''
After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.
-->'''Pepper:'''
cleaning.\\
'''Pepper:'''
I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires. Including, occasionally, taking out the trash. Will that be all?



* From ''Film/StarTrek'' via Website/IMDb:
-->'''[[StrawVulcan Vulcan Council President]]''': Why did you come before this council today? Was it to satisfy your emotional need to rebel?
-->'''[[HalfHumanhybrid Spock]]''': The only emotion I wish to convey is gratitude. Thank you, Ministers, for your consideration.
-->''[[[ParentheticalSwearing In a tone reserved for telling someone to "Go to Hell]]"]''
-->'''Spock''': Live long and prosper.
* This is used as the [[TakeThatUs Jews' ultimate weapon]] in ''TheHebrewHammer'', where Mordechai takes on the stereotypical JewishMother persona and runs with it.

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* From ''Film/StarTrek'' via Website/IMDb:
''Film/StarTrek'':
-->'''[[StrawVulcan Vulcan Council President]]''': President]]:''' Why did you come before this council today? Was it to satisfy your emotional need to rebel?
-->'''[[HalfHumanhybrid Spock]]''':
rebel?\\
'''[[HalfHumanhybrid Spock]]:'''
The only emotion I wish to convey is gratitude. Thank you, Ministers, for your consideration.
-->''[[[ParentheticalSwearing In
consideration.\\
''[[[ParentheticalSwearing in
a tone reserved for telling someone to "Go to Hell]]"]''
-->'''Spock''':
Hell]]"]''\\
'''Spock:'''
Live long and prosper.
* This is used as the [[TakeThatUs Jews' ultimate weapon]] in ''TheHebrewHammer'', ''Film/TheHebrewHammer'', where Mordechai takes on the stereotypical JewishMother persona and runs with it.



-->'''Lola''': You seem lovely, as always. Of course, there are fewer lights on than usual. In fact, any fewer, and I'd need a seeing-eye dog.
-->'''Marina''': Oh, I shouldn't bother to buy one, dear. In that wig, you could play Lassie.
-->'''Lola''': Same adorable sense of humor. And I'm so glad to see that you've not only kept your ''gorgeous'' figure, but you've added ''so much'' to it!
-->'''Marina''': What are you doing here so early, dear? I thought the plastic surgery seminar was in Switzerland.
-->'''Lola''': Actually, darling, I couldn't wait to begin our little movie. You know the saying: once an actress, always an actress.
-->'''Marina''': Oh, I do know the saying. But what does it have to do with you?
-->'''Lola''': Cute angel. So do tell. How does it feel to be back, after being away ''so long''?
** Later:
-->'''Marina''': I've always thought of Lola as one of my oldest, ''oldest'' friends.

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-->'''Lola''': -->'''Lola:''' You seem lovely, as always. Of course, there are fewer lights on than usual. In fact, any fewer, and I'd need a seeing-eye dog.
-->'''Marina''':
dog.\\
'''Marina:'''
Oh, I shouldn't bother to buy one, dear. In that wig, you could play Lassie.
-->'''Lola''':
Lassie.\\
'''Lola:'''
Same adorable sense of humor. And I'm so glad to see that you've not only kept your ''gorgeous'' figure, but you've added ''so much'' to it!
-->'''Marina''':
it!\\
'''Marina:'''
What are you doing here so early, dear? I thought the plastic surgery seminar was in Switzerland.
-->'''Lola''':
Switzerland.\\
'''Lola:'''
Actually, darling, I couldn't wait to begin our little movie. You know the saying: once an actress, always an actress.
-->'''Marina''':
actress.\\
'''Marina:'''
Oh, I do know the saying. But what does it have to do with you?
-->'''Lola''':
you?\\
'''Lola:'''
Cute angel. So do tell. How does it feel to be back, after being away ''so long''?
** Later:
-->'''Marina''':
long''?\\
''[later]''\\
'''Marina:'''
I've always thought of Lola as one of my oldest, ''oldest'' friends. friends.



--> '''Daphne Castle:''' Arlena and I are old sparring partners.
--> '''Arlena Marshall:''' Hello, Daphne.
--> '''Daphne:''' Oh, it's been years.
--> '''Arlena:''' A little time, yes.
--> '''Daphne:''' Years. Arlena and I were in the chorus of a show together. Not that I could ever compete. Even in those days, she could always throw her legs up in the air higher than any of us. [[ReallyGetsAround And wider.]]
--> '''Arlena:''' Kenneth, this is such a surprise! When you told me of an island run by a quaint little landlady, I had no idea it was Daphne Castle.
--> '''Kenneth Marshall:''' ''(embarrassed)'' Er, yes, quite. Daphne, I wonder if we could go to our rooms. It's been a long journey.
--> '''Daphne:''' Oh, certainly. ''(rings the bell, and calls out)'' Andreas! ''(no response)''
--> '''Arlena:''' If you're short-staffed, Kenneth can easily carry the bags.
--> '''Daphne:''' They'll be brought up in a minute! Do have a good, long, peaceful rest, Arlena.
** Later, during that evening's cocktail gathering:
--> '''Arlena:''' ''(making a grand entrance)'' Oh my, I'm the last to arrive!
--> '''Daphne:''' [[DoubleEntendre Have a sausage, dear.]] You must be famished, having to wait all that time in your room.
* Many of the voice actors at Gustave's party in ''Film/InAWorld...'' engage in this.

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--> '''Daphne -->'''Daphne Castle:''' Arlena and I are old sparring partners.
-->
partners.\\
'''Arlena Marshall:''' Hello, Daphne.
-->
Daphne.\\
'''Daphne:''' Oh, it's been years.
-->
years.\\
'''Arlena:''' A little time, yes.
-->
yes.\\
'''Daphne:''' Years. Arlena and I were in the chorus of a show together. Not that I could ever compete. Even in those days, she could always throw her legs up in the air higher than any of us. [[ReallyGetsAround And wider.]]
-->
]]\\
'''Arlena:''' Kenneth, this is such a surprise! When you told me of an island run by a quaint little landlady, I had no idea it was Daphne Castle.
-->
Castle.\\
'''Kenneth Marshall:''' ''(embarrassed)'' ''[embarrassed]'' Er, yes, quite. Daphne, I wonder if we could go to our rooms. It's been a long journey. \n--> \\
'''Daphne:''' Oh, certainly. ''(rings ''[rings the bell, and calls out)'' out]'' Andreas! ''(no response)''
-->
''[no response]''\\
'''Arlena:''' If you're short-staffed, Kenneth can easily carry the bags.
-->
bags.\\
'''Daphne:''' They'll be brought up in a minute! Do have a good, long, peaceful rest, Arlena.
** Later,
Arlena.\\
''[later,
during that evening's cocktail gathering:
-->
gathering]''\\
'''Arlena:''' ''(making ''[making a grand entrance)'' entrance]'' Oh my, I'm the last to arrive!
-->
arrive!\\
'''Daphne:''' [[DoubleEntendre Have a sausage, dear.]] You must be famished, having to wait all that time in your room.
room.
* Many of the voice actors at Gustave's party in ''Film/InAWorld...'' ''Film/InAWorld'' engage in this.



-->'''Luke:''' What is this feeling in my chest? This mixture of rage and weakness?
-->'''Lorelai:''' You've been Gilmore'd!

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-->'''Luke:''' What is this feeling in my chest? This mixture of rage and weakness?
-->'''Lorelai:'''
weakness?\\
'''Lorelai:'''
You've been Gilmore'd!



---->'''Loras''': ''(smiles smugly)'' [[BrotherSisterIncest And neither will you]]. ''(pats Jaime on the arm)''

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---->'''Loras''': ''(smiles smugly)'' --->'''Loras:''' ''[smiles smugly]'' [[BrotherSisterIncest And neither will you]]. ''(pats ''[pats Jaime on the arm)''arm]''



* Sherlock's brother Mycroft and best friend John in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' are never downright rude to one another, and seem generally resigned to working together for Sherlock's sake. While they are allies, they're clearly not on friendly terms, and things can - and do - get snarky and hostile at times. John tips closer to the 'aggressive' end of passive-aggressive in ''The Reichenbach Fall'' due to the knowledge that [[spoiler: Mycroft, in an attempt to get Moriarty's master keycode, ended up giving the DiabolicalMastermind exactly what he wanted: Sherlock's entire life story]].

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* Sherlock's brother Mycroft and best friend John in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' are never downright rude to one another, and seem generally resigned to working together for Sherlock's sake. While they are allies, they're clearly not on friendly terms, and things can - -- and do - -- get snarky and hostile at times. John tips closer to the 'aggressive' end of passive-aggressive in ''The Reichenbach Fall'' due to the knowledge that [[spoiler: Mycroft, in an attempt to get Moriarty's master keycode, ended up giving the DiabolicalMastermind exactly what he wanted: Sherlock's entire life story]].



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* In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Lilly and Shizune get into a rather heated war of words over the punctuality of the submission of reports for Student Council activities before the school festival. However, as Shizune is deaf-mute (and Lilly is blind), [[GenkiGirl Misha]] is at hand to translate everything she conveys, and doesn't quite grasp the true context of what the two are actually saying, which diminishes the effect somewhat.
-->'''Lilly:''' I was actually just discussing the budget report before you came by. You must be very talented to have finished all your student council duties so quickly that you can track me down to make sure I don't forget my own.\\

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* In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'':
**
Lilly and Shizune get into a rather heated war of words over the punctuality of the submission of reports for Student Council activities before the school festival. However, as Shizune is deaf-mute (and Lilly is blind), [[GenkiGirl Misha]] is at hand to translate everything she conveys, and doesn't quite grasp the true context of what the two are actually saying, which diminishes the effect somewhat.
-->'''Lilly:''' --->'''Lilly:''' I was actually just discussing the budget report before you came by. You must be very talented to have finished all your student council duties so quickly that you can track me down to make sure I don't forget my own.\\



-->'''Franziska:''' The image of your defeated face will be transmitted all over the world!\\

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-->'''Franziska:''' --->'''Franziska:''' The image of your defeated face will be transmitted all over the world!\\



-->'''Lotta''': Hold on, now, granny!
-->'''Morgan''': ...Granny?
-->'''Lotta''': How come we ain't allowed in that room!?
-->'''Morgan''': Dear madam, you have an "impressive" grasp of English. From where did you learn it?
* Eva from ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' often uses this towards, well, pretty much anyone except her husband and her son.
** Her son George shows signs of this, especially towards Battler. Though he is much more subtle with it than his mother.

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-->'''Lotta''': --->'''Lotta:''' Hold on, now, granny!
-->'''Morgan''': ...Granny?
-->'''Lotta''':
granny!\\
'''Morgan:''' ...Granny?\\
'''Lotta:'''
How come we ain't allowed in that room!?
-->'''Morgan''':
room!?\\
'''Morgan:'''
Dear madam, you have an "impressive" grasp of English. From where did you learn it?
* Eva from ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' often uses this towards, well, pretty much anyone except her husband and her son.
**
son. Her son George shows signs of this, especially towards Battler. Though he is much more subtle with it than his mother.



[[folder:Web Original]]
* Name comes from ''WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged'', which spoofed Hitomi's and Millerna's discussions in the real ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' series, over who would get Allen. Basically, each fight [[MundaneMadeAwesome started and ended with an announcer presenting them as intense, brutal fights]], even though the actual scenes were just them calmly lying and manipulating each other. The RunningGag first shows up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bqieymT7z14#t=192s here at 2:56:]].
* When [[WesternAnimation/AeonFlux Trevor]] isn't outright [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lecturing]] his audience or ''InkCity'' at large, he engages in this instead. GLaDOS and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mew]] are other regular combatants, and even [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko]] treads the thin line between this and [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', "Look Before You Sleep": Rarity and Applejack end up stuck at Twilight Sparkle's place during a thunderstorm, and end up doing a bit of this thanks to residual bad feeling from an earlier argument.
-->'''Rarity:''' Fortunately, I can get along with anypony, no matter how rude ''she'' may be.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
**
"Look Before You Sleep": Rarity and Applejack end up stuck at Twilight Sparkle's place during a thunderstorm, and end up doing a bit of this thanks to residual bad feeling from an earlier argument.
-->'''Rarity:''' --->'''Rarity:''' Fortunately, I can get along with anypony, no matter how rude ''she'' may be.be.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where and Back Again Part 1]]",
Trixie gleefully rubs Starlight inviting her to come to Our Town with her in Twilight's face, while smugly "complimenting" the Princess of Friendship on her "wisdom" and emphasizing how she's Starlight's ''best friend''.



14th Nov '16 7:25:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''KatawaShoujo'', Lilly and Shizune get into a rather heated war of words over the punctuality of the submission of reports for Student Council activities before the school festival. However, as Shizune is deaf-mute (and Lilly is blind), [[GenkiGirl Misha]] is at hand to translate everything she conveys, and doesn't quite grasp the true context of what the two are actually saying, which diminishes the effect somewhat.

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* In ''KatawaShoujo'', ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Lilly and Shizune get into a rather heated war of words over the punctuality of the submission of reports for Student Council activities before the school festival. However, as Shizune is deaf-mute (and Lilly is blind), [[GenkiGirl Misha]] is at hand to translate everything she conveys, and doesn't quite grasp the true context of what the two are actually saying, which diminishes the effect somewhat.
30th Oct '16 10:42:15 AM nombretomado
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* {{Exalted}} has rules for this, with emphasis on Combat. You can actually kill someone with a sufficiently sharp insult.
* {{GURPS}} has the Rapier Wit advantage (of course), which lets you land a stunning blow with a well placed insult.

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* {{Exalted}} ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has rules for this, with emphasis on Combat. You can actually kill someone with a sufficiently sharp insult.
* {{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' has the Rapier Wit advantage (of course), which lets you land a stunning blow with a well placed insult.
26th Sep '16 11:15:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one arc of ''BrunoTheBandit'', Bruno encounters a gang of pirates who wield weaponized passive-aggressiveness. They do it with the help of magic rings that make other people unreasonably concerned about what the pirates think of them.
* ''SomethingPositive'': If they could make money at it, this would be the family business of the [=McIntyres=]. The champion in the family is, generally, agreed to be Faye.
* Characters in ''RumorsOfWar'' use conversation as their primary mode of aggression.

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* In one arc of ''BrunoTheBandit'', ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'', Bruno encounters a gang of pirates who wield weaponized passive-aggressiveness. They do it with the help of magic rings that make other people unreasonably concerned about what the pirates think of them.
* ''SomethingPositive'': ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'': If they could make money at it, this would be the family business of the [=McIntyres=]. The champion in the family is, generally, agreed to be Faye.
* Characters in ''RumorsOfWar'' ''Webcomic/RumorsOfWar'' use conversation as their primary mode of aggression.
20th Sep '16 7:11:52 PM nombretomado
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* Obi-Wan's brief meeting with Jango Fett in ''StarWars: [[AttackOfTheClones Episode II]]'', to the point that Boba Fett's origin story contains a comparison between that conversation and a swordfight.

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* Obi-Wan's brief meeting with Jango Fett in ''StarWars: [[AttackOfTheClones ''Franchise/StarWars: [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Episode II]]'', to the point that Boba Fett's origin story contains a comparison between that conversation and a swordfight.
19th Sep '16 4:46:00 PM nombretomado
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* The characters in ''ArchieComics'' engage in this from time to time.

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* The characters in ''ArchieComics'' ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' engage in this from time to time.
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