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22nd Mar '18 7:43:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Alice is [[BerserkButton incensed]], and it gives her the HeroicSecondWind she needed to beat Bob to a pulp. That said, heroes should beware, as GenreSavvy villains often use this as a means of provoking heroes into making a crucial mistake, such as getting a hero to leave their hiding spot in order to attack the villain, only to find that doing so exposed them to a whole bunch of mooks the villain brought along who actually know how to shoot, since they weren't trained at the [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Stormtrooper Academy]].

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Alice is [[BerserkButton incensed]], and it gives her the HeroicSecondWind she needed to beat Bob to a pulp. That said, heroes should beware, as GenreSavvy villains often use this as a means of provoking heroes into making a crucial mistake, such as getting a hero to leave their hiding spot in order to attack the villain, only to find that doing so exposed them to a whole bunch of mooks the villain brought along who actually know how to shoot, since they weren't trained at the [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Stormtrooper Academy]].
19th Mar '18 9:07:18 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''[[ComicBook/RenewYourVows Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows]]'' shows a world in which Peter has a young child named Annie. Harming or threatening her is a '''[[PapaWolf VERY. BAD. IDEA.]]''' ComicBook/{{Venom}} gave it a try. [[ThouShaltNotKill Spidey]] ''dumped a flaming building on him.'' [[spoiler:It also gives Spidey the HeroicSecondWind he needs when the BigBad has him imprisoned in a power-absorbing chamber. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome No other super hero was able to break out of them until he did]].]]

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* ''[[ComicBook/RenewYourVows Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows]]'' shows a world in which Peter has a young child named Annie. Harming or threatening her is a '''[[PapaWolf VERY. BAD. IDEA.]]''' ComicBook/{{Venom}} gave it a try. [[ThouShaltNotKill Spidey]] ''dumped a flaming building on him.'' [[spoiler:It also gives Spidey the HeroicSecondWind he needs when the BigBad has him imprisoned in a power-absorbing chamber. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome No other super hero was able to break out of them until he did]].]]did.]]]]



* In {{Comicbook/The Punisher MAX}}, a particularly vicious mobster decides it would be a good idea to dig up Castle's family, desecrate the bones and film it. [[GoneHorriblyRight It certainly makes]] [[TranquilFury the Punisher angry.]]

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* In {{Comicbook/The Punisher MAX}}, Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX, a particularly vicious mobster decides it would be a good idea to dig up Castle's family, desecrate the bones and film it. [[GoneHorriblyRight It certainly makes]] [[TranquilFury the Punisher angry.]]


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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' fan comic from Website/DeviantArt, "[[https://fuyuflowga.deviantart.com/gallery/64893285/Cagney-is-a-Carnation Cagney Is a Carnation]]" by [[https://fuyuflowga.deviantart.com/ fuyuflowga]], during the battle for the Soul Contract, [[TheWoobie Cagney]] [[DeathSeeker Carnation]] [[https://fuyuflowga.deviantart.com/art/Cagney-is-a-Carnation-page-9-717554651 sees that Mugman is important to Cuphead, since both boys are brothers]]. However, being NecessarilyEvil as he is, the flower reluctantly has to trigger Cuphead's Relative Button by [[ShootTheDog murdering his brother]] with his bare thorns. The result is not pretty, and it puts Cuphead at his RageBreakingPoint to destroy the flower for the contract. (Both Mugman and Cagney [[UnexplainedRecovery get better after the fight]].)
1st Feb '18 6:28:15 AM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''Who Is Superwoman?'', Reactron ambushes and depowers Kara. As he's attempting to kill her, he starts to gloat about killing her father. Kara swiftly picks a metal staff and proceeds to bludgeon him.
27th Dec '17 7:47:02 AM tromag
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* Former [[http://snapjudgment.org/texas-ranger Texas Ranger Bob Favor]] spent much of his career repeatedly tracking down a criminal named David Myer who managed to break out of every prison he was ever put in. They had a strangely cordial relationship, until Myer speculated that he could get leverage over Favor by kidnapping one of his children. Favor immediately pulled the car over and told him "This this between us is just the law and the outlaw. But if you ever mention my family again, I'll kill you where you sit." Myer seemed to get the message.
27th Dec '17 6:50:24 AM tromag
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* Done deliberately to try provoking Benjamin Martin in ''Film/ThePatriot''. At a truce between Martin's rebels and the British, DragonInChief British Colonel Tavington, who is returning from other duties, recognizes Martin and realizes Martin must be [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized the ruthless guerrilla leader]] that has been giving Tavington trouble. Tavington immediately tries to order Martin to be killed, only for another British officer to furiously countermand the order, [[EvenEvilHasStandards stating that under a truce they cannot kill a man who has attempted no violence there]]. Tavington then taunts Martin about shooting one of Martin's sons and asks if the boy died to provoke Martin into breaking the truce. Martin keeps himself from rising to the bait.

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* Done deliberately to try provoking Benjamin Martin in ''Film/ThePatriot''. At During a truce negotiation between Martin's rebels and the British, DragonInChief British Colonel Tavington recognizes Martin, but isn't allowed to kill him because they're under a flag of truce. Tavington, who is returning from other duties, recognizes Martin and realizes Martin must be [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized the ruthless guerrilla leader]] that has been giving Tavington trouble. Tavington immediately tries to order Martin to be killed, only for another British officer to furiously countermand the order, [[EvenEvilHasStandards stating that under a truce they cannot kill a man who has attempted no violence there]]. Tavington then taunts Martin about shooting who'd previously killed one of Martin's sons and asks if sons, tries to use the boy died memory to provoke Martin goad him into breaking the truce. Martin keeps himself from rising to the bait.truce.
20th Dec '17 11:20:15 AM TheWanderer
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See also MamaBear, PapaWolf, YouKilledMyFather, WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied, PostRapeTaunt, and ReminiscingAboutYourVictims. If this is invoked in a villain rather than by a villain, it usually overlaps with EvenEvilHasLovedOnes and EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas.

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See also MamaBear, PapaWolf, YouKilledMyFather, WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied, PostRapeTaunt, and ReminiscingAboutYourVictims. If this is invoked in a villain rather than by a villain, it usually overlaps with EvenEvilHasLovedOnes and EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas.
EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas. A subtrope of EvilGloating.



* Done deliberately to try provoking Benjamin Martin in ''Film/ThePatriot''. At a truce between Martin's rebels and the British, DragonInChief British Colonel Tavington, who is returning from other duties, recognizes Martin and realizes Martin must be [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized the ruthless guerrilla leader]] that has been giving Tavington trouble. Tavington immediately tries to order Martin to be killed, only for another British officer to furiously countermand the order, [[EvenEvilHasStandards stating that under a truce they cannot kill a man who has attempted no violence there]]. Tavington then taunts Martin about shooting one of Martin's sons and asks if the boy died. Martin keeps himself from rising to the bait.

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* Done deliberately to try provoking Benjamin Martin in ''Film/ThePatriot''. At a truce between Martin's rebels and the British, DragonInChief British Colonel Tavington, who is returning from other duties, recognizes Martin and realizes Martin must be [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized the ruthless guerrilla leader]] that has been giving Tavington trouble. Tavington immediately tries to order Martin to be killed, only for another British officer to furiously countermand the order, [[EvenEvilHasStandards stating that under a truce they cannot kill a man who has attempted no violence there]]. Tavington then taunts Martin about shooting one of Martin's sons and asks if the boy died.died to provoke Martin into breaking the truce. Martin keeps himself from rising to the bait.
31st Oct '17 3:11:25 AM darkemyst
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** While it seems Draco has had enough time to learn this by ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' he insults Harry's mother and Mrs. Weasley in one go while Harry is holding George back from attacking him. Predictably they both pummel him until [=McGonnagal=] pulls them off. Of course this gets Harry, George ''and'' Fred,who was being held back by the more level headed Ron and Hermione, kicked off the Quidditch team so Draco was probably exploiting this trope to get exactly what he wanted.
26th Oct '17 12:06:20 AM darkemyst
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* This occurs in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Harry Potter and the Philosopher's / Sorcerer's Stone]]'', when Harry, upon meeting Voldemort for the first time, is taunted that he will die like his parents, that they died "Begging [[BigBad Voldemort]] for mercy." Not quite the same, but it gives Harry strength.
** Insulting Harry's parents is a very effective way of getting him to fly off the handle. Pushing that button was, after all, [[TitleDrop Aunt Marge's big mistake]].
** In the final book, [[TheDragon Bellatrix]] taunts [[MamaBear Molly Weasley]] about [[spoiler: her son Fred's death]] while [[TooDumbToLive targeting]] her daughter [[CuteWitch Ginny]], resulting in Molly shouting: "[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome NOT MY DAUGHTER,]] [[PrecisionFStrike YOU BITCH!]]"

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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This occurs in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Harry Potter and the Philosopher's / Sorcerer's Stone]]'', when Harry, upon meeting Voldemort for the first time, is taunted that he will die like his parents, that they died "Begging [[BigBad Voldemort]] for mercy." Not quite the same, but it gives Harry strength.
** Insulting Harry's parents is a very effective way of getting him to fly off the handle. Pushing that button was, after all, [[TitleDrop Aunt Marge's big mistake]].
mistake]] in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.
** In the final book, ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', [[TheDragon Bellatrix]] taunts [[MamaBear Molly Weasley]] about [[spoiler: her son Fred's death]] while [[TooDumbToLive targeting]] her daughter [[CuteWitch Ginny]], resulting in Molly shouting: "[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome NOT MY DAUGHTER,]] [[PrecisionFStrike YOU BITCH!]]"
13th Sep '17 3:33:30 PM AndreaTx
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* In the ''Film/KingArthurLegendOfTheSword'' Vortigern taunts Arthur by noting that Arthur is bright, motivated and driven in spite of having been raised in the worst of environments after Vortigern murdered Arthur's parents. He wonders how much more Arthur would have achieved if he'd been raised by his actual parents as the rightful heir to the throne rather than as a bastard child in a brothel. He asks "What gave you such drive?" Later during their final battle Arthur tells him "You want to know what motivate me? You did. You put me in that brothel. You cut me on the streets. You created me."
30th Jul '17 11:10:15 AM Nintendoman01
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* Film/DCExtendedUniverse: Threatening Martha Kent is a surefire way to piss off [[HappilyAdopted Superman]]. In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', [[BigBad General Zod]] found this out the hard way.
-->'''Superman''': YOU THINK YOU CAN THREATEN MY MOTHER?!
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