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13th Mar '16 10:34:03 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': During their fight, King Sombra keeps trying to make speeches boasting of his superiority, only for Xenilla or Princess Cadance to attack him.
8th Mar '16 9:01:27 AM Legius
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Sword Of The Stars}}'' The Herald is a menace that can visit one of your colonies and broadcast [[BreakThemByTalking ominous statements that cause the morale of the colony to take a big hit]]. Of course any defence forces with enough firepower at the colony can destroy his vessel [[ShutUpHannibal and avoid the morale drop]].
5th Mar '16 12:21:11 PM Luigifan
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Naturally the opposite to TalkingIsAFreeAction; many shows where the characters [[CallingYourAttacks call their attacks]] have at least one instance where this trope [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality overrides the normal approach]]. Great way to deliver a ShutUpHannibal. OffhandBackhand is a variant of this for extra cool points. Note that this ''can'' be used in an unsympathetic light, usually by a stupid and uninformed person who has been backed into an ideological corner by someone who challenged their idiotic, benighted ramblings and defeated all of their counterarguments; if they really don't want to accept that they have nothing left to stand on, expect the stupid-and-angry character to punch them square in the face, often along with a terse "no one cares".

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Naturally the opposite to TalkingIsAFreeAction; many shows where the characters [[CallingYourAttacks call their attacks]] have at least one instance where this trope [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality overrides the normal approach]]. Great way to deliver a ShutUpHannibal. OffhandBackhand is a variant of this for extra cool points. Note that this ''can'' be used in an unsympathetic light, usually by a stupid and uninformed person (like, say, a KnightTemplar or TheFundamentalist) who has been backed into an ideological corner by someone who challenged their idiotic, benighted ramblings and defeated all of their counterarguments; if they really don't want to accept that they have nothing left to stand on, expect the stupid-and-angry character to punch them square in the face, often along with a terse "no one cares".



** Worth noting that Ryoko isn't a real [[CombatPragmatist dirty fighter]] as she doesn't exactly think it's dirty to hit someone who's acting like an idiot for no reason (she'd already trounced one of Takasugi's other thugs, so as far as she was concerned, the fight had started already).

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** Worth noting that Ryoko isn't a real [[CombatPragmatist dirty fighter]] fighter]], as she doesn't exactly think it's dirty to hit someone who's acting like an idiot for no reason (she'd already trounced one of Takasugi's other thugs, so as far as she was concerned, the fight had started already).



*** Parodied all to hell in the abridged series where Goku cuts Jeice off five times mid sentence and then a sixth in the following episode.
** Chibi Trunks chides Buu for doing this to him while he and Goten are powering up, telling him that a sucker punch is a move that "only INEXPERIENCED fighters do."

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*** Parodied all to hell in the abridged series where Goku cuts Jeice off five times mid sentence mid-sentence and then a sixth in the following episode.
** Chibi Trunks chides Buu for doing this to him while he and Goten are powering up, telling him that a sucker punch is a move that "only INEXPERIENCED [[DirtyCoward INEXPERIENCED]] fighters do."
24th Feb '16 4:24:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheAvengers'' has Loki furiously telling the Hulk, who's been tearing through his army, that he is a god and he will not be threatened by a green simpleton like him. [[spoiler:The Hulk responds by grabbing him and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown slamming him around the room, leaving him bloodied, beaten, and making a hilariously pathetic squeaky noise.]]]]

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* ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' has Loki furiously telling the Hulk, who's been tearing through his army, that he is a god and he will not be threatened by a green simpleton like him. [[spoiler:The Hulk responds by grabbing him and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown slamming him around the room, leaving him bloodied, beaten, and making a hilariously pathetic squeaky noise.]]]]
22nd Feb '16 8:12:32 AM YamiVizziniX
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* ''Fanfic/HarmonyTheory'': Applejack cuts off one of Nightmare Umbra's rants this way.

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* ''Fanfic/HarmonyTheory'': Applejack [[spoiler:Applejack]] cuts off one of Nightmare Umbra's rants this way.



'''Applejack''': Talk too much. (''kicks her'')

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'''Applejack''': '''[[spoiler:Applejack]]'''''':''' Talk too much. (''kicks her'')
15th Feb '16 5:58:39 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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** When Garak tries to sweet talk his way out of becoming a prisoner of the Dominion, a Jem'Hadar soldier replies with with a rifle butt to his head. Actually, several episodes seem to suggest that this is the Jem'Hadar equivalent of a handshake.
14th Feb '16 6:16:02 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''TheLawOfUeki'' it's, obviously, Talk to the tree.

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* In ''TheLawOfUeki'' ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki'' it's, obviously, Talk to the tree.
7th Feb '16 11:02:32 PM qx100
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', the finale has Megatron asking Optimus when he's going to give some sort of grand speech about protecting the innocent and all that jazz after Optimus is uncharacteristically quiet. Optimus responds with a right hook accented with "[[VerbThis Speech this]]!"

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', Wonderfully inverted in the finale has ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' finale. Megatron asking tries goading Optimus when he's going to give some sort [[RousingSpeech one of his grand speech speeches about protecting the innocent and all that jazz after innocent]], to which Optimus is uncharacteristically quiet. Optimus simply responds with a right hook accented with "[[VerbThis Speech this]]!"this]]!" with a right hook to the face.
31st Jan '16 8:05:14 PM henry42
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-->'''Qui-Gon:''' Talk to the laser sword!
** Subverted: [[spoiler:They really should have listened; he was on their side, and didn't want to fight.]]

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-->'''Qui-Gon:''' Talk to the laser sword!
** Subverted: [[spoiler:They
sword!\\
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really should have listened; he listened [[spoiler:he was on their side, and didn't want to fight.]]
26th Jan '16 7:13:57 PM karstovich2
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* This once happened [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor on the floor of the]] [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion European Parliament]]. During a visit by [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope John Paul II]] to the EP, [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Northern Irish]] [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles ultra-Loyalist]] MEP and hard-right Presbyterian minister Rev. Ian Paisley started angrily denouncing him as TheAntichrist. Conservative German MEP Otto von Habsburg, as a very devout Catholic (for heaven's sake, his ancestors were the [[HolyRomanEmpire Holy Roman Emperors]]!) took exception. With his fist.

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* This once happened [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor on the floor of the]] [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion European Parliament]]. During a visit by [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope John Paul II]] to the EP, [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Northern Irish]] [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles ultra-Loyalist]] MEP and hard-right Presbyterian minister Rev. Ian Paisley started angrily denouncing him as TheAntichrist. Conservative German MEP Otto von Habsburg, as a very devout Catholic (for heaven's sake, (his father was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_Austria the literally saintly last Emperor of Austria Hungary]] and his ancestors were the [[HolyRomanEmpire Holy Roman Emperors]]!) Emperors]], for heaven's sake!) took exception. With his fist.
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