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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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16th Jul '17 5:14:32 AM Scarab
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16th Jul '17 5:14:12 AM Scarab
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* In some cases, this can be used by a familiar person to calm a possibly violent animal. Many large dogs will respond submissively to their owner, or someone familiar, standing looking down at them with a firm stance and unwavering stare. (Please DoNotTryThisAtHome with any dog but your own, folks, even then it's always better to call professionals if you think there is a strong threat.)
* People are often warned not to break eye contact with certain dangerous animals that are watching them, because that prompts them to attack.
3rd Jun '17 4:13:43 PM MsZephy7
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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.
17th May '17 5:11:52 PM Cifer
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** ''Literature/GuardsGuards'' has Lady Sybil Ramkin stare down the giant dragon just like she usually does with her smaller and mostly harmless swamp dragons. Unfortunately, she then also searches her pockets for a cookie - and in doing so looks down and loses the eye contact...
11th Apr '17 10:03:55 PM twingle93
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** Vegeta gets his own moment of glory against Kid Buu. Even after getting pounded into the ground not once, not twice, but three times. Buu thinks he's won, when Vegeta stands up, covered in blood, slowly walks toward him, and starts making a speech about how he can't be defeated by such measly attacks.
-->'''Vegeta''': "What are you gawking at? What did you think, huh? That I was gonna roll over and die from an attack like that? You're nothing. Just a trickster. I am a warrior... the Saiyan Prince... VEGETA!!!"

Buu is frozen with a look of utter shock on his face, and then he takes a step back in fear. When you scare the fight out of Majin Buu, you know you're Badass.

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** Vegeta gets his own moment of glory against Kid Buu. Even after getting pounded into the ground not once, not twice, but three times. Buu thinks he's won, when Vegeta stands up, covered in blood, slowly walks toward him, and starts making a speech about how he can't be defeated by such measly attacks. \n-->'''Vegeta''': "What are you gawking at? What did you think, huh? That I was gonna roll over and die from an attack like that? You're nothing. Just a trickster. I am a warrior... the Saiyan Prince... VEGETA!!!"

VEGETA!!!" Buu is frozen with a look of utter shock on his face, and then he takes a step back in fear. When you scare the fight out of Majin Buu, you know you're Badass.
11th Apr '17 10:03:18 PM twingle93
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-->'''Vegeta''': "What are you gawking at? What did you think, huh? That I was gonna roll over and die from an attack like that? You're nothing. Just a trickster. I am a warrior... the Saiyan Prince... VEGETA!!!" Buu is frozen with a look of utter shock on his face, and then he takes a step back in fear. When you scare the fight out of Majin Buu, you know you're Badass.

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-->'''Vegeta''': "What are you gawking at? What did you think, huh? That I was gonna roll over and die from an attack like that? You're nothing. Just a trickster. I am a warrior... the Saiyan Prince... VEGETA!!!" VEGETA!!!"

Buu is frozen with a look of utter shock on his face, and then he takes a step back in fear. When you scare the fight out of Majin Buu, you know you're Badass.
11th Apr '17 10:01:03 PM twingle93
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-->'''Vegeta''': "What are you gawking at? What did you think, huh? That I was gonna roll over and die from an attack like that? You're nothing. Just a trickster. I am a warrior... the Saiyan Prince... VEGETA!!!"
Buu is frozen with a look of utter shock on his face, and then he takes a step back in fear. When you scare the fight out of Majin Buu, you know you're Badass.

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-->'''Vegeta''': "What are you gawking at? What did you think, huh? That I was gonna roll over and die from an attack like that? You're nothing. Just a trickster. I am a warrior... the Saiyan Prince... VEGETA!!!"
VEGETA!!!" Buu is frozen with a look of utter shock on his face, and then he takes a step back in fear. When you scare the fight out of Majin Buu, you know you're Badass.
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