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10th Feb '16 1:47:34 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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Has a more in-depth example down in the Web Original section
* From WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged, -->'''Freeza:''' Really, killing [children] is a kindness. I could retract that kindness if you wish, but ''then'' who's the villain? -->'''Goku:''' You! -->'''Freeza:''' N-no, that was a rhetorical question. -->'''Goku:''' And I gave you a rhetorical answer.
3rd Feb '16 7:17:31 AM Micah
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* Randall does this to himself in the ''Blog/WhatIf'' about [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/144/ filling a swimming pool with saliva]]: -->But it would all be worth it, because at the end of it all, you'd have an Olympic-size swimming pool full of saliva. And isn't that, deep down, all any of us really want?[[note]]No. It is not.[[/note]]
28th Jan '16 12:05:18 AM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9919523/6/Code-Geass-Redo-of-the-Rebellion Code Geass: Redo of the Rebellion]]'' Cornelia responds to Zero chiding her for being so rude to him by asking how he'd react to the man that killed his brother. Zero quips that he'd buy the man a beer and share a laugh.
27th Jan '16 11:06:52 PM Kooshmeister
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'''First Spy''': I know ''where'' we are, stupid!\\
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'''First Spy''': I know ''where'' we are, stupid!\\stupid! We are in England. And when we are in England, what do we do?\\ '''Second Spy''': We play cricket.\\ '''First Spy''': "We play cricket." No! We dress like Englishmen!
27th Jan '16 11:03:20 PM Kooshmeister
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* ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang: -->'''First Spy''': Now, then. Where are we?\\ '''Second Spy''': I have here a map!\\ '''First Spy''': I know ''where'' we are, stupid!\\
23rd Jan '16 6:37:40 AM Hjortron18
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-->'''Manny''': "I don't want you touching anything. This place is for kids. Are you a kid?"
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-->'''Manny''': "I I don't want you touching anything. This place is for kids. Are you a kid?"kid?

-->'''Manny''': "Don't answer that!"
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-->'''Manny''': "Don't Don't answer that!"that!
20th Jan '16 9:17:19 PM TheSinful
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* ''Webcomic/XKCD'' uses one [[http://xkcd.com/1170/ here]] in the JumpOffABridgeRebuttal, asking whether it's more likely all of his friends have gone insane or the bridge is on fire.
12th Jan '16 6:13:06 PM Andyroid
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', when Joaquin rides in to confront Chakal the Bandit King. -->'''Joaquin:''' Hey, Chakal! Why don't you pick on someone your own size?\\ (''Overhead shot showing Chakal [[LargeAndInCharge towering over his mooks]], and pretty much every other character'')\\ '''Bystander:''' 'Cause no-one's that big, man!
25th Dec '15 7:47:41 PM Digifiend
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'''The General:''' The man who won the Time War, sir.\\
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'''The General:''' The man who won the Time War, sir.\\
19th Dec '15 4:48:03 PM erforce
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Mother Simpson"
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Mother Simpson" "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E8MotherSimpson Mother Simpson]]"

* In ''Film/TheAvengers''. --> '''Steve:''' Big man in a suit of armor. Take that away, what are you? --> '''Tony:''' Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. ** Thor also interrupts Loki's MotiveRant with the question "You think yourself better than [humans]?" Loki's response is a confused "Well, yes" as though that's obvious.

* A rather tragic example from ''ForrestGump'', when [[BlackBestFriend Bubba]] is dying in Gump's arms.
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* A rather tragic example from ''ForrestGump'', ''Film/ForrestGump'', when [[BlackBestFriend Bubba]] is dying in Gump's arms.

* TheDragon Errol from ''{{Snatch}}'' has this problem. His boss Brick Top just wants him to be intimidating DumbMuscle, but Errol has a tendency to answer rhetorical questions with pragmatic, ruthless advice. Eventually it leads Brick Top to get slightly fed up. "It was a rhetorical question, Errol. What have I told you about thinking?"
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* TheDragon Errol from ''{{Snatch}}'' ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' has this problem. His boss Brick Top just wants him to be intimidating DumbMuscle, but Errol has a tendency to answer rhetorical questions with pragmatic, ruthless advice. Eventually it leads Brick Top to get slightly fed up. "It was a rhetorical question, Errol. What have I told you about thinking?"

* ''{{MASH}}'', after Hawkeye meets Major Houlihan, where they develop a deep and abiding contempt for each other:
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* ''{{MASH}}'', ''Film/{{MASH}}'', after Hawkeye meets Major Houlihan, where they develop a deep and abiding contempt for each other:

* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', the AI in Nick Fury's car is a little too LiteralMinded. In the middle of an attack, Fury keeps asking it to do things, and it keeps responding that the relevant equipment is damaged. Finally: -->'''Fury:''' What's ''not'' damaged?\\ '''Car A.I.:''' Air conditioning is fully operational.

* ''[[Film/{{Scream1996}} Scream]]'', when everyone's in shock from Casey and Steve's deaths:
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* ''[[Film/{{Scream1996}} ''[[Film/{{Scream 1996}} Scream]]'', when everyone's in shock from Casey and Steve's deaths:

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* ''[[Film/{{Scream1996}} Scream]]'', when everyone's ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' ** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', the AI in shock from Casey Nick Fury's car is a little too LiteralMinded. In the middle of an attack, Fury keeps asking it to do things, and Steve's deaths:it keeps responding that the relevant equipment is damaged. Finally: -->'''Fury:''' What's ''not'' damaged?\\ '''Car A.I.:''' Air conditioning is fully operational. ** In ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. --> '''Steve:''' Big man in a suit of armor. Take that away, what are you? --> '''Tony:''' Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. *** Thor also interrupts Loki's MotiveRant with the question "You think yourself better than [humans]?" Loki's response is a confused "Well, yes" as though that's obvious.
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