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11th Mar '18 5:00:37 PM Lopiny
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** Big Mom's YourSoulIsMine abilities works best if the victim is afraid of her. Jimbe's faith and conviction in Luffy was so strong that Big Mom was unable to take his soul, shocking everyone.

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** Big Mom's YourSoulIsMine abilities works best if the victim is afraid of her. Jimbe's faith and conviction in Luffy was so strong that Big Mom was unable to take his soul, shocking everyone. Especially notable as Charlotte Moscato, one of her own ''children'', had tried to do the same, but got scared at the last minute and got his soul ripped out to fatal results.
13th Jan '18 3:07:53 PM ScottMarshall
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Green}}'', we get an [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLP]] example that isn't Fluttershy for a change. Applejack stares an enraged [[PhysicalGoddess Princess Celestia]] dead in the eye and manages to talk her out of vaporizing Pinkie Pie over a serious misunderstanding.
** Fluttershy herself later proves that even Princess Luna is no match for The Stare.
2nd Jan '18 4:49:56 PM HeroGal2347
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* During the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story that introduces Bloodsport, the title character can pull any weaponry he can think of out of thin air and has just shot Superman with a Kryptonite bullet. He fails to get the kill, however, because ComicBook/JimmyOlsen gets between the two and stares down Bloodsport while threatening to use one of his own weapons on him.
28th Dec '17 7:51:42 AM gb00393
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** At the beginning of "Blackwater", Bronn stares down Sandor Clegane, who's intent is very much to murder him. He later ends up saving Clegane himself during the ensuing battle.
--> '''Sandor:''' You like fucking, and drinking, and singing. But killing... that's the thing you love. You're just like me. Only smaller.
--> '''Bronn:''' And quicker.
** Bronn even snarks ''Lord Tywin'' with his "You wouldn't know him" comment. That's gotta count under this trope.
** In Season 7, Bronn manages to one-up himself even further, operating a Scorpion with a '''fucking dragon''' bearing down on him. He not only survives, but manages to get in a hit on Drogon's wing, coming within a couple of feet of ending Daenerys Targaryen's bid for the Iron Throne then and there.
13th Dec '17 12:32:29 PM xcountryguy
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* TeenGenius Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' stares down Rem, a [[{{Shinigami}} God of Death]]. Mind you, the Death God is a [[TokenGoodTeammate nicer person]] [[KnightTemplar than he is]] and [[spoiler: [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu through his manipulations]] he has turned her into an UnwittingPawn.]]

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* TeenGenius Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' stares down Rem, a [[{{Shinigami}} God of Death]]. Mind you, the Death God is a [[TokenGoodTeammate nicer person]] [[KnightTemplar than he is]] and [[spoiler: [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustScamCthulhu through his manipulations]] he has turned her into an UnwittingPawn.]]






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* ''ComicBook/{{Casanova}} Quinn'' is forced into a psychic staring contest with a hive mind of evil monks. [[spoiler: Cass wins by having [[http://www.4thletter.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/c1p12.jpg a mind full of spiders.]] ]]

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* ''ComicBook/{{Casanova}} Quinn'' is forced into a psychic staring contest with a hive mind of evil monks. [[spoiler: Cass [[spoiler:Cass wins by having [[http://www.4thletter.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/c1p12.jpg a mind full of spiders.]] ]]






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* In ''{{FanFic/Solitude}}'' [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] does this to [[spoiler: [[RapeAsBackstory his rapist]].]] Light would stare him down everytime they were in a room together and evidently [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide this drove him to suicide]]]].

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* In ''{{FanFic/Solitude}}'' [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] does this to [[spoiler: [[RapeAsBackstory [[spoiler:[[RapeAsBackstory his rapist]].]] Light would stare him down everytime they were in a room together and evidently [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide this drove him to suicide]]]].



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* Creator/GeorgeCScott in the 1980 horror movie, ''Film/TheChangeling'', has the nerve to glare at the [[spoiler: vengeful ghost of a murdered child]] and yell: "Joseph, you Goddamn son of a bitch! What is it you want?" It works [[spoiler: temporarily]].

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* Creator/GeorgeCScott in the 1980 horror movie, ''Film/TheChangeling'', has the nerve to glare at the [[spoiler: vengeful [[spoiler:vengeful ghost of a murdered child]] and yell: "Joseph, you Goddamn son of a bitch! What is it you want?" It works [[spoiler: temporarily]].[[spoiler:temporarily]].






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** In ''Proven Guilty'', Harry himself does this to Maeve, the Winter Lady. Since she can squish him like a bug, it's a moment of understated awesome for Harry. Though, he does mention in his FirstPersonSmartass narration that he's really just up against a shark, and trying to make himself look nice and inedible and praying that the shark doesn't take a couple bites just to test. Even better, he does this while calmly, quietly, tonelessly talking about how [[spoiler: he killed Aurora, Maeve's peer and equal.]] He ends his little talk by [[OldSchoolChivalry holding a chair open for Maeve]], and asking her to play nice, as he doesn't want a confrontation.

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** In ''Proven Guilty'', Harry himself does this to Maeve, the Winter Lady. Since she can squish him like a bug, it's a moment of understated awesome for Harry. Though, he does mention in his FirstPersonSmartass narration that he's really just up against a shark, and trying to make himself look nice and inedible and praying that the shark doesn't take a couple bites just to test. Even better, he does this while calmly, quietly, tonelessly talking about how [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he killed Aurora, Maeve's peer and equal.]] He ends his little talk by [[OldSchoolChivalry holding a chair open for Maeve]], and asking her to play nice, as he doesn't want a confrontation.



-->'''Dresden''': "If you don't want to do business, I'll go elsewhere. I could still call [[spoiler: Lasciel's coin to me in a heartbeat - and Nicodemus and the Denarians]] would be more than happy to help me. I am also one of the only people alive who knows how to [[spoiler:pull off Kemmler's Darkhallow. So if Nicky and the Nickelheads don't want to play,]] I can damned well get the power for myself - and the next time I call your name, I won't need to be nearly so polite."

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-->'''Dresden''': "If you don't want to do business, I'll go elsewhere. I could still call [[spoiler: Lasciel's [[spoiler:Lasciel's coin to me in a heartbeat - and Nicodemus and the Denarians]] would be more than happy to help me. I am also one of the only people alive who knows how to [[spoiler:pull off Kemmler's Darkhallow. So if Nicky and the Nickelheads don't want to play,]] I can damned well get the power for myself - and the next time I call your name, I won't need to be nearly so polite."






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5th Dec '17 8:14:06 PM DRCEQ
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'' features the Bewilderbeast, an absolutely massive dragon who's sheer size alone asserts its dominance over all other dragons, and it [[MindControlEyes enforces it by staring at anyone who resists]]. Toothless eventually falls in line and loses its will to fight. Hiccup spends much of the film training to help Toothless regain his confidence and challenge the Bewilderbeast. When Toothless is finally ready to fight, [[spoiler:he stares into the Bewilderbeast and forces it to look away. The rest of the dragons snap out of it and begin to follow Toothless as their established leader]].
3rd Dec '17 2:18:56 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In the Wicke & Nephew Interlude of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', the titular nephew, Zilant, is offered a Z-Ring by Tapu Koko. Zilant, [[CultureClash who is a Ranger and not a Trainer, refuses it]]. Tapu Koko keeps insisting, but Zilant's continued refusal eventually angers it, so [[ShockAndAwe it summons a lightning storm]] and channels it into [[FingerPokeOfDoom one finger pointed at Zilant's neck]]. Zilant takes his chance to stare into Tapu Koko's eyes and use [[TheEmpath an empathy power that to make it understand why he refuses.]] Tapu Koko is still angry, but ultimately leaves him alone.
15th Oct '17 11:40:04 AM gb00393
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** In King's Landing most people are utterly terrified of Cersei's monstrous, resurrected henchman. Kevan Lannister, however, is completely unimpressed and treats him more as a nuisance than a threat.
13th Sep '17 5:05:12 PM Scabbard
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* Downplayed at the end of ''Literature/FateZero'', Waver Velvet (an IneptMage) stands his ground and faces down Gilgamesh (a near-PhysicalGod) eye-to-eye, [[spoiler:explaining to Gilgamesh that he won't try to fight him since it would be suicide, and Rider (another near-PhysicalGod and Waver's 'master', who Gilgamesh just killed) had told him to live on and bear witness.]] Despite Gil being a SocialDarwinist and Jerkass supreme, he appreciates Waver's loyalty and conviction enough to let him live. Once Gil has left, [[HeroicBSOD Waver breaks down]].
** Later on, Gilgamesh himself pulls this off [[spoiler:against Angra Manyu, a GodOfEvil. Angra Manyu, who in this universe is created by human sin (rather than being the origin of it like in [[UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} Zoroastrian teachings]]) asks Gilgamesh who shall take responsibility for humanity's sin and bear their burdens. Gil essentially answers that he will, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness because he's just that awesome]]. Angra Manyu backs off.]]

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* Downplayed at the end of ''Literature/FateZero'', Waver Velvet (an IneptMage) stands his ground and faces down Gilgamesh (a near-PhysicalGod) eye-to-eye, [[spoiler:explaining to Gilgamesh that he won't try to fight him since it would be suicide, and Rider (another near-PhysicalGod and Waver's 'master', who Gilgamesh just killed) had told him to live on and bear witness.]] witness]]. Despite Gil being a SocialDarwinist and Jerkass supreme, he appreciates Waver's loyalty and conviction enough to let him live. Once Gil has left, [[HeroicBSOD Waver breaks down]].
** Later on, Gilgamesh himself pulls this off [[spoiler:against Angra Manyu, a GodOfEvil. Angra Manyu, who in this universe is created by human sin (rather than being the origin of it like in [[UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} Zoroastrian teachings]]) asks Gilgamesh who shall take responsibility for humanity's sin and bear their burdens. Gil essentially answers that he will, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness because he's just that awesome]]. Angra Manyu backs off.]]
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16th Jul '17 5:15:02 AM Scarab
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