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25th Mar '16 9:21:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hilariously subverted in the comedy series ''{{Hyperdrive}}''. After their disastrous FirstContact with the Queppu, the crew seek to avoid future problems by covertly nuking the planet behind the captain's back while he's busy giving his speech.

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* Hilariously subverted in the comedy series ''{{Hyperdrive}}''.''Series/{{Hyperdrive}}''. After their disastrous FirstContact with the Queppu, the crew seek to avoid future problems by covertly nuking the planet behind the captain's back while he's busy giving his speech.
17th Mar '16 11:05:38 PM Demetrios
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* Butters gives one of these on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. However, he is not arguing against the destruction of humanity; he is just arguing that life is too good to waste on being emo.

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* Butters gives one of these on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. However, he is not arguing against the destruction of humanity; he is just arguing that [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers life is too good to waste on being emo.emo]].
27th Jan '16 7:45:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* After it was annexed by the United States as a result of the SpanishAmericanWar, the Philippines was perceived as a community of "barbarians" incapable of self-government. US Representative Henry A. Cooper, lobbying for management of Philippine affairs, recited "Mi Ultimo Adios," the parting poem of slain Philippine hero Jose Rizal, before the United States Congress. Realizing the nobility of the piece's author, his fellow congressmen enacted the Philippine Bill of 1902 enabling self-government (later known as the Philippine Organic Act of 1902), despite the fact that the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act was still in effect and African Americans had yet to be granted equal rights as US citizens. It created the Philippine Assembly, appointed two Filipino delegates to the American Congress, extended the US Bill of Rights to Filipinos, and laid the foundation for an autonomous government. The colony was on its way to independence even before WWII.

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* After it was annexed by the United States as a result of the SpanishAmericanWar, UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar, the Philippines was perceived as a community of "barbarians" incapable of self-government. US Representative Henry A. Cooper, lobbying for management of Philippine affairs, recited "Mi Ultimo Adios," the parting poem of slain Philippine hero Jose Rizal, before the United States Congress. Realizing the nobility of the piece's author, his fellow congressmen enacted the Philippine Bill of 1902 enabling self-government (later known as the Philippine Organic Act of 1902), despite the fact that the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act was still in effect and African Americans had yet to be granted equal rights as US citizens. It created the Philippine Assembly, appointed two Filipino delegates to the American Congress, extended the US Bill of Rights to Filipinos, and laid the foundation for an autonomous government. The colony was on its way to independence even before WWII.
19th Jan '16 8:41:10 AM MattDruzian
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This will lead into the hero responding with the Patrick Stewart Speech, in which he may concede that humans are weak (at least for the moment), but there is much that is noble about humanity as well. He notes that they have much potential, and he admires humans' capacity for [[PowerOfLove love]][=/=][[PowerOfFriendship friendship]][=/=][[AFriendInNeed loyalty]][=/=][[HeroicSpirit courage]][=/=][[{{Determinator}} persistence]][=/=]whatever virtue it is the writers want to {{Aesop}}. If you hear the sentences "There is much that we could learn from them," or "We were NotSoDifferent, once," you're likely in the midst of a Patrick Stewart Speech.

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This will lead into the hero responding with the Patrick Stewart Speech, in which he may concede that humans are weak (at least for the moment), but there is much that is noble about humanity as well. He notes that they have much potential, and he admires humans' capacity for [[PowerOfLove love]][=/=][[PowerOfFriendship friendship]][=/=][[AFriendInNeed loyalty]][=/=][[HeroicSpirit courage]][=/=][[{{Determinator}} persistence]][=/=]whatever love]] / [[PowerOfFriendship friendship]] / [[AFriendInNeed loyalty]] / [[HeroicSpirit courage]] / [[{{Determinator}} persistence]] / whatever virtue it is the writers want to {{Aesop}}. If you hear the sentences "There is much that we could learn from them," or "We were NotSoDifferent, once," you're likely in the midst of a Patrick Stewart Speech.
8th Dec '15 8:25:17 PM nombretomado
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** SFDebris theorises that Q introduced humanity to the Borg, which resulted in Picard getting assimilated and becoming obsessed with revenge against them (culminating in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''), as a response to this.

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** SFDebris WebSite/SFDebris theorises that Q introduced humanity to the Borg, which resulted in Picard getting assimilated and becoming obsessed with revenge against them (culminating in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''), as a response to this.
30th Oct '15 9:13:14 AM ZimFan89
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* In the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'', [[spoiler: Gallantmon Crimson Mode uses this trope combined withTheReasonYouSuckSpeech and The PowerOfLove to lay an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]] [[BreakThemByTalking verbal smackdown]] on Daemon, whilst simultaneously [[CurbstompBattle beating the everloving crap out of him]]]].

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* In the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'', [[spoiler: Gallantmon Crimson Mode uses this trope combined withTheReasonYouSuckSpeech with TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and The PowerOfLove ThePowerOfLove to lay an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]] [[BreakThemByTalking verbal smackdown]] on Daemon, whilst simultaneously [[CurbstompBattle beating the everloving crap out of him]]]].
21st Oct '15 12:04:09 PM StFan
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* Played with in SwitchbladeHoney: the DeconstructiveParody of StarTrek featuring RayWinstone instead of Creator/PatrickStewart as Captain of a guerilla ship full of [[TheDirtyDozen criminals]] who are fighting a losing war against an alien empire totally justified in attacking Earth. His speech is not so much "Humans are good at their core" as "HumansAreBastards who deserve the consequences of their stupidity, but can we really live with ourselves if we run out on them and leave them all to die?"

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* Played with in SwitchbladeHoney: ''ComicBook/SwitchbladeHoney'': the DeconstructiveParody of StarTrek featuring RayWinstone instead of Creator/PatrickStewart as Captain of a guerilla ship full of [[TheDirtyDozen criminals]] who are fighting a losing war against an alien empire totally justified in attacking Earth. His speech is not so much "Humans are good at their core" as "HumansAreBastards who deserve the consequences of their stupidity, but can we really live with ourselves if we run out on them and leave them all to die?"
18th Oct '15 8:45:17 AM Anddrix
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** Prof. X has the added difficulty of having to offer such words to a species of people who want to be accepted by humans but aren't, and can easily lash out because they are technically superior (something SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} encourages) while being one of those creatures himself. It can be difficult to convince your kind that they need to meet humans with an olive branch and not a dagger when many humans fear ''anything'' and anyone who is different, including Xavier himself. The fact that he can still succeed at it is telling of his vast wisdom and compassion.

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** Prof. X has the added difficulty of having to offer such words to a species of people who want to be accepted by humans but aren't, and can easily lash out because they are technically superior (something SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} encourages) while being one of those creatures himself. It can be difficult to convince your kind that they need to meet humans with an olive branch and not a dagger when many humans fear ''anything'' and anyone who is different, including Xavier himself. The fact that he can still succeed at it is telling of his vast wisdom and compassion.
8th Oct '15 9:49:14 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the gods hold a meeting to decide whether to destroy and rebuild the world in order to [[GodzillaThreshold prevent it]] from [[CessationOfExistence being utterly erased by The Snarl]]. Roy Greenhilt gives a speech to try to convince them to let the mortals deal with the problem themselves. Everybody else is moved by it, but don't have the heart to tell Roy that the gods couldn't see or hear him, so his speech didn't affect their decision.
4th Oct '15 4:48:02 PM nombretomado
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* Seeing how wanting to be human is a major part of the show, ''Series/BeingHuman'' has a few, usually from Mitchell, who, despite living through both World Wars, and being attacked by a mob believing he's a peadophile, still has complete belief in human goodness.

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* Seeing how wanting to be human is a major part of the show, ''Series/BeingHuman'' ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' has a few, usually from Mitchell, who, despite living through both World Wars, and being attacked by a mob believing he's a peadophile, still has complete belief in human goodness.
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