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28th Nov '16 4:23:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* During the Second Battle of Fallujah, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia of the US Army's 2nd Infantry Regiment decided to ''[[BadAss single-handedly]]'' assault a house where a half-dozen entrenched insurgents had earlier fended off his entire squad. Right before moving into a room which had held a cunningly-constructed barricade and machinegun emplacement, Bellavia overcame his own fear by trying to find a SurvivalMantra in his mind, and remembered watching ''Film/TheExorcist'' just before the battle. Thus, he charged into close combat with a half-dozen insurgents while screaming ''"The power of Christ compels you!"'' over and over again. He lived, and killed all but one insurgent in the building, including one with his pocketknife. The last, left alone because he was too exhausted to even check if they were there, was shotgunned by his squadmates later.

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* During the Second Battle of Fallujah, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia of the US Army's 2nd Infantry Regiment decided to ''[[BadAss single-handedly]]'' ''single-handedly'' assault a house where a half-dozen entrenched insurgents had earlier fended off his entire squad. Right before moving into a room which had held a cunningly-constructed barricade and machinegun emplacement, Bellavia overcame his own fear by trying to find a SurvivalMantra in his mind, and remembered watching ''Film/TheExorcist'' just before the battle. Thus, he charged into close combat with a half-dozen insurgents while screaming ''"The power of Christ compels you!"'' over and over again. He lived, and killed all but one insurgent in the building, including one with his pocketknife. The last, left alone because he was too exhausted to even check if they were there, was shotgunned by his squadmates later.
21st Oct '16 5:41:47 AM Hanz
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* In Season 2 of ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]'', Frank Castle mutters "One batch, two batch, penny and dime" to himself when lining up a shot or when pinned down by gunfire. [[spoiler: It's taken from a storybook he used to read his daughter, before that one bad day...]]

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* In Season 2 of ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]'', [[Comicbook/ThePunisher Frank Castle Castle]] mutters "One batch, two batch, penny and dime" to himself when lining up a shot or when pinned down by gunfire. [[spoiler: It's taken from a storybook he used to read his daughter, before that one bad day...]]
7th Oct '16 1:22:58 AM SubbyP
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** Brook hums the tune of "Brinks' Sake" to keep himself calm, and sings it when humming isn't enough. It's his cetacean friend Laboon's favorite song [[spoiler: and the last song he and his first crew sang together as they all died]].
22nd Sep '16 9:44:26 PM nombretomado
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* Ravi from the ''BloodyJack'' series repeats "Happy puppy, happy puppy, happy puppy" to himself whenever he's afraid for his life. (He believes if he dies at that moment, he'll be reincarnated as a happy puppy.)

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* Ravi from the ''BloodyJack'' ''Literature/BloodyJack'' series repeats "Happy puppy, happy puppy, happy puppy" to himself whenever he's afraid for his life. (He believes if he dies at that moment, he'll be reincarnated as a happy puppy.)
8th Sep '16 5:53:55 PM AgProv
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* ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' has "There is no enemy anywhere" or "There is no friend anywhere", depending on how Hagbard Celine assesses your personality type. (optimist or pessimist?)
10th Aug '16 4:42:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': In the novel ''Literature/HaloTheFlood'', Captain Jacob Keyes recites his name, rank, and service number constantly to resist MindRape by [[EldritchAbomination the Flood]], which is stripping away his memories systematically. It works for a while, but he eventually he is forced to forget his own name. The scene was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8O09zQ-YkM adapted]] into video for ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved [[UpdatedRerelease Anniversary]]'', to many [[{{Tearjerker}} tears]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': In As revealed in the novel ''Literature/HaloTheFlood'', Captain Jacob Keyes recites his name, rank, and service number constantly to resist MindRape by [[EldritchAbomination the Flood]], which is stripping away his memories systematically. It works for a while, but he eventually he is forced to forget his own name. The scene was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8O09zQ-YkM adapted]] into video to animation for ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved [[UpdatedRerelease Anniversary]]'', to many [[{{Tearjerker}} tears]].
7th Aug '16 6:56:25 PM PomRania
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* During her MindRape in ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Asuka repetedly told herself "This isn't real". [[spoiler: It didn't work, and she only survived because [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Shinji]] had Misato set up a private comm channel in advance.]]

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* During her MindRape in ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Asuka repetedly repeatedly told herself "This isn't real". [[spoiler: It didn't work, and she only survived because [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Shinji]] had Misato set up a private comm channel in advance.]]]]
* The post-[[WhamEpisode Malachor]] WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels fic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11999827/2/A-Day-of-Recovery A Day of Recovery]] has Kanan repeating "There is no emotion, only peace" to himself, to try and remain stable.



''The Force shall free me.''\\

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''The Force shall free me.''\\''



''Between myself and the powers of darkness.''\\

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''Between myself and the powers of darkness.''\\''
26th Jul '16 1:16:33 AM PaulA
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* In John Bellairs' ''The Curse Of The Blue Figurine'', Professor Childermass is climbing a mountain on a stormy night, searching for Johnny Dixon, who has been abducted by a ghost. The professor is afraid of heights, so he repeatedly quotes the "Lay on, Macduff!" speech from ''Macbeth'' and recites a prayer to Saint Michael to keep himself from panicking and turning back.

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* In John Bellairs' ''The Curse Of The Blue Figurine'', Creator/JohnBellairs' ''Literature/TheCurseOfTheBlueFigurine'', Professor Childermass is climbing a mountain on a stormy night, searching for Johnny Dixon, who has been abducted by a ghost. The professor is afraid of heights, so he repeatedly quotes the "Lay on, Macduff!" speech from ''Macbeth'' and recites a prayer to Saint Michael to keep himself from panicking and turning back.
5th Jul '16 9:16:21 AM StFan
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* ''The13thWarrior'': ''"Lo, there do I see my father. Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers. Lo, there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning. Lo, they do call to me. They bid me take my place among them, in the halls of Valhalla, where the brave may live forever."''
** [[spoiler: Ironically, it is a funeral chant that was heard at the beginning of the movie. The heroes are facing down an entire army and the heroes' leader, who starts the chant, already knows he is dying from being poisoned in the last confrontation. The others join in as they don't expect to survive either and it gives them the courage needed to fight anyway.]]

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* ''The13thWarrior'': ''Film/The13thWarrior'': ''"Lo, there do I see my father. Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers. Lo, there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning. Lo, they do call to me. They bid me take my place among them, in the halls of Valhalla, where the brave may live forever."''
** [[spoiler: Ironically,
"'' [[spoiler:Ironically, it is a funeral chant that was heard at the beginning of the movie. The heroes are facing down an entire army and the heroes' leader, who starts the chant, already knows he is dying from being poisoned in the last confrontation. The others join in as they don't expect to survive either and it gives them the courage needed to fight anyway.]]
5th Jul '16 9:15:46 AM StFan
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* In an issue of ''{{Deadpool}}'', Weasel starts chanting the Litany Against Fear when he and Al are in the Box.
* With the heroes of ''GreenLantern'', their battles often involve battles of the spirit as well as physical, so when they are hard pressed and derided as weak and worthless in that moment of pressure, a Lantern can often find strength by remembering their BadassCreed, "In Brightest Day/In Blackest Night/No evil shall escape my sight..."

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* In an issue of ''{{Deadpool}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'', Weasel starts chanting the Litany Against Fear when he and Al are in the Box.
* With the heroes of ''GreenLantern'', ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'', their battles often involve battles of the spirit as well as physical, so when they are hard pressed and derided as weak and worthless in that moment of pressure, a Lantern can often find strength by remembering their BadassCreed, "In Brightest Day/In Blackest Night/No evil shall escape my sight..."



-->"Siritesjha sh’Phohlhi, Commander, Mike-Hotel-2404-2294-3037-9022." ''I hold to that one thought. They can do nothing to me but kill me.''

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-->"Siritesjha sh’Phohlhi, sh'Phohlhi, Commander, Mike-Hotel-2404-2294-3037-9022." ''I hold to that one thought. They can do nothing to me but kill me.''



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''I am in ecstasy.''\\

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