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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.
8th Sep '16 7:36:38 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', this is Kanetsugu Naoe's forte, being quick of wit and vaguely disdainful towards everyone.
24th Aug '16 2:45:59 AM Adept
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* Gwendolen and Cecily in ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''.
* The verbal battles between Beatrice and Benedick in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''MuchAdoAboutNothing'' practically define the trope.

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* Gwendolen and Cecily in ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''.
''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''.
* The verbal battles between Beatrice and Benedick in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''MuchAdoAboutNothing'' ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' practically define the trope.
9th Aug '16 5:57:59 PM Malady
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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 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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* 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.]]
2nd Aug '16 10:06:04 AM Willbyr
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* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, MutekiKanbanMusume deconstructs PassiveAggressiveKombat reminding us that this is the weapon of the people who cannot win a physical confrontation, but also [[PowerAtAPrice takes a psychological toll on those who use it]]:
** Megumi has been bullied by Miki all her life, but she knew she cannot defeat Miki in a physical confrontation, so she has adopted a CombatPragmatist philosophy and never pass on a chance to verbally humiliate Miki… at the price of developing a terrible GuiltComplex: Megumi is so a BitchInSheepsClothing that she believes herself a CardCarryingVillain due to her self-hatred.

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* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, MutekiKanbanMusume ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' deconstructs PassiveAggressiveKombat reminding us that this is the weapon of the people who cannot win a physical confrontation, but also [[PowerAtAPrice takes a psychological toll on those who use it]]:
** Megumi has been bullied by Miki all her life, but she knew she cannot defeat Miki in a physical confrontation, so she has adopted a CombatPragmatist philosophy and never pass passes on a chance to verbally humiliate Miki… at the price of developing a terrible GuiltComplex: Megumi is so a BitchInSheepsClothing that she believes herself a CardCarryingVillain due to her self-hatred.
31st Jul '16 8:25:09 AM bionichamster
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* From ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'':
-->'''[[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.
25th Jun '16 3:51:38 PM LentilSandEater
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*** Interestingly enough, Mia is far more forthcoming about how little she thinks of Edgeworth during their first trial, and Franziska tends to repeatedly call people fools when she's not using her whip.
25th Jun '16 3:50:59 PM LentilSandEater
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** The exchange between Franziska and Mia (channeled by Pearl) at the start of the second trial day in case 2-2 is a nice example (slightly undermined by von Karma's [[VerbalTic foolish foolery]], though Mia remains civil), even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Phoenix:

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** The exchange between Franziska and Mia (channeled by Pearl) at the start of the second trial day in case 2-2 is a nice example (slightly undermined by von Karma's [[VerbalTic foolish foolery]], though Mia remains civil), even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Phoenix:Phoenix internally comments on it but wisely keeps his mouth shut:
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