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12th Mar '17 3:49:57 AM Xtifr
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* Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar famously quelled a mutiny of his troops by addressing the rioters as "Quirites" ("Civilians"). [[OlderThanFeudalism You know what that means ...]] According to one theory, this was supposed to be a form of shaming them, as Caesar had always referred to his soldiers as his comrades or his brothers/soldiers in arms. Referring to them as Quirites (Citizens) was a rather blunt way of implying that they had already discharged themselves from his service by their mutiny. He offered to pay them their dues for the past 15 years and discharge them immediately because he claimed he did not need them. Reportedly, all the soldiers begged to be forgiven and taken back into his army.

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* Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar famously quelled a mutiny of his troops by addressing the rioters as "Quirites" ("Civilians"). [[OlderThanFeudalism You know what that means ...]] According to one theory, this was supposed to be a form of shaming them, as Caesar had always referred to his soldiers as his comrades or his brothers/soldiers in arms. Referring to them as Quirites (Citizens) was a rather blunt way of implying that they had already discharged themselves from his service by their mutiny. He offered to pay them their dues for the past 15 years and discharge them immediately because he claimed he did not need them. Reportedly, all the soldiers begged to be forgiven and taken back into his army.
4th Feb '17 1:03:41 AM ClatoLawa
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* Appears in another ''Miraculous'' fic, ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/9277868 An Act of Protection]]''. When Ladybug and Chat Noir are mobbed by reporters after a battle and are cut off from the exit despite asking them to let them through, Ladybug is forced to push Chat into a closet to change back while she stands guard outside, sacrificing her identity to protect his. After Adrien recharges and comes out as Chat, he turns on the reporters with TranquilFury. "''How dare you''? Weíve dedicated our lives to protecting this city from Hawkmoth and you repay us by not even giving us the courtesy of keeping our civilian lives to ourselves? Why didnít you let us leave? You know we value our privacy. Itís called a secret identity for a reason. Itís there to protect our friends, family and ourselves. Youíve just given Hawkmoth an advantage over Ladybug. Those she knows in her private life could potentially become targets." While a few of the reporters apologise and claim they never intended for this reveal to happen, the majority continue to ask questions and only grudgingly leave the building when ordered.
20th Jan '17 4:31:48 AM LinTaylor
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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/TheGunsOfTheSouth'' has a scene where a mob attacks a freed black man and gets shamed by Robert E. Lee, who calls them out on assaulting a man who broke no laws and, in fact, did his part to help the Confederacy win UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. He aims extra scorn at a couple of former soldiers, saying he'd rather have lost the war and lived under Northern rule than have no laws whatsoever.
12th Dec '16 8:56:38 AM Odacon_Spy
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** ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': The shamer, Colonel Sherburn, tries to shame a lynch mob after him but they're aren't interested in anything he has to say. He shot a harmless man in the street, in broad daylight; that's not something you can talk your way out of. The footnoted analysis of this scene basically boils down to "Twain is using this to satirize the Southern code of 'Justice.'"

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** ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': The shamer, Colonel Sherburn, tries to shame a lynch mob after him but they're they aren't interested in anything he has to say. He shot a harmless man in the street, in broad daylight; that's not something you can talk your way out of. The footnoted analysis of this scene basically boils down to "Twain is using this to satirize the Southern code of 'Justice.'"
8th Dec '16 6:07:57 AM Morgenthaler
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** The dwarf Tyrion Lannister uses the same technique successfully in the same battle, when trying to organize a sally. Tyrion's forces are outnumbered, and while his masterful military tactics have levelled the playing field somewhat, they've also turned it into a fiery hell for ''all'' combatants. When the Hound returns from the battlefield and [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes refuses to go back into the fire,]] Tyrion announces that he personally will lead the next sally. The soldiers are either too rattled by [[BadAss the Hound]] of all people being too scared to go back, or hold [[TheGrotesque Tyrion]] in complete disdain. Tyrion gets on his horse, looks at the soldiers, and tells them, "They say I'm half a man. What does that make the lot of you?"

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** The dwarf Tyrion Lannister uses the same technique successfully in the same battle, when trying to organize a sally. Tyrion's forces are outnumbered, and while his masterful military tactics have levelled the playing field somewhat, they've also turned it into a fiery hell for ''all'' combatants. When the Hound returns from the battlefield and [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes refuses to go back into the fire,]] Tyrion announces that he personally will lead the next sally. The soldiers are either too rattled by [[BadAss the Hound]] Hound of all people being too scared to go back, or hold [[TheGrotesque Tyrion]] in complete disdain. Tyrion gets on his horse, looks at the soldiers, and tells them, "They say I'm half a man. What does that make the lot of you?"
5th Dec '16 5:16:20 AM ClatoLawa
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* Attempted in the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7253290/chapters/16467754 Back to Us]]''. The mob in question are essentially an Akuma hate group, who have come to believe that Akumatised victims should be met with lethal force rather than Ladybug purifying the butterflies. After Ladybug narrowly prevents the latest victim from committing suicide, she climbs on top of a news van, grabs a megaphone and delivers the following speech (much of it directed at Chat Noir, whose own increasingly ruthless attitude is responsible for the mob's creation).

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* Attempted in the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7253290/chapters/16467754 Back to Us]]''.''Fanfic/BackToUs''. The mob in question are essentially an Akuma hate group, who have come to believe that Akumatised victims should be met with lethal force rather than Ladybug purifying the butterflies. After Ladybug narrowly prevents the latest victim from committing suicide, she climbs on top of a news van, grabs a megaphone and delivers the following speech (much of it directed at Chat Noir, whose own increasingly ruthless attitude is responsible for the mob's creation).
30th Nov '16 9:21:02 PM Kid
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** In "Rosebud", Maggie has a teddy bear which belonged to Mr. Burns, and Burns has taken away television and beer from the town until the bear is returned. An angry mob comes to confront Homer and takes the bear away, but when they see how Maggie feels, they remorsefully return it. As Dr. Hibbert laments, "We've given the word 'mob' a bad name." Then, at Principal Skinner's suggestion, they all head off to sing and volunteer at a hospital and head out with a cheery song

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** In "Rosebud", Maggie has a teddy bear which belonged to Mr. Burns, and Burns has taken away television and beer from the town until the bear is returned. An angry mob comes to confront Homer and takes the bear away, but when they see how Maggie feels, they remorsefully return it. As Dr. Hibbert laments, "We've given the word 'mob' a bad name." Then, at Principal Skinner's suggestion, they all head off to sing and volunteer at a hospital and head out with a cheery songsong.
30th Nov '16 9:17:26 PM Kid
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* Inverted in ''Series/TheMiddle''''s fifth-season episode "The Award". Mike, being feted for his 20 years on the job at the quarry[[note]]an accomplishment he considers rather dubious, since it made him realize he's spent that much time in the same place[[/note]], gives a speech at the dinner honoring him that depresses a happy crowd, reminding all present that he had recently had to lay people off and that anyone's job could be ended at any time, preventing them from reaching the same milestone.

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* Inverted in ''Series/TheMiddle''''s ''Series/TheMiddle'''s fifth-season episode "The Award". Mike, being feted for his 20 years on the job at the quarry[[note]]an accomplishment he considers rather dubious, since it made him realize he's spent that much time in the same place[[/note]], gives a speech at the dinner honoring him that depresses a happy crowd, reminding all present that he had recently had to lay people off and that anyone's job could be ended at any time, preventing them from reaching the same milestone.
30th Nov '16 9:10:33 PM Kid
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* In ''Film/Gladiator'', Maximus attempts this with his famous [[LargeHam "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!"]] speech. It doesn't work, as the crowd decide that, yes, they are very entertained indeed.

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* In ''Film/Gladiator'', ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Maximus attempts this with his famous [[LargeHam "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!"]] speech. It doesn't work, as the crowd decide that, yes, they are very entertained indeed.
24th Nov '16 8:53:00 AM jakobitis
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* In ''Film/Gladiator'', Maximus attempts this with his famous [[LargeHam "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!"]] speech. It doesn't work, as the crowd decide that, yes, they are very entertained indeed.
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