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14th Oct '17 10:30:59 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* At the climax of ''Literature/RuinOfAngels'', [[spoiler:an outlaw scholar with no magical power of her own essentially shames a mad sorcerer into giving up his power and dying]].
1st Oct '17 2:40:39 PM NoSpoilerz
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* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' spell Power Word: Kill. The spell is just a single word that will automatically kill the target if their current hit point level is low enough.
29th Sep '17 11:06:00 AM PenBFDI
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'':
** The last case of ''Trials and Tribulations'' has [[spoiler:Mia Fey]] talk [[spoiler: the spirit of Dahlia Hawthorne ''past'' death, forcing her to recognize that all her plans have ended in failure and apparently condemning her to an eternity of regret. Dahlia's ensuing rage forces her out of the body she's been possessing with a scream of frustration.]] Let's just say the Judge was not the only person freaked out and awed.
** Of course all the 'battles' in the game are won by doing this. It's never enough to prove your client is innocent, you have to meticulously unravel the lies of the true murderer through the careful application of contradicting evidence and basically force them into a confession. Somewhat justified, as, in the real-world Japanese legal system, many defendants would have already confessed, courtesy of intense interrogation techniques.


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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'':
** The last case of ''Trials and Tribulations'' has [[spoiler:Mia Fey]] talk [[spoiler: the spirit of Dahlia Hawthorne ''past'' death, forcing her to recognize that all her plans have ended in failure and apparently condemning her to an eternity of regret. Dahlia's ensuing rage forces her out of the body she's been possessing with a scream of frustration.]] Let's just say the Judge was not the only person freaked out and awed.
** Of course all the 'battles' in the game are won by doing this. It's never enough to prove your client is innocent, you have to meticulously unravel the lies of the true murderer through the careful application of contradicting evidence and basically force them into a confession. Somewhat justified, as, in the real-world Japanese legal system, many defendants would have already confessed, courtesy of intense interrogation techniques.
23rd Sep '17 3:24:00 AM NNinja
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* ''{{Series/Arrow}}'':
** Attempted in season 1 when the Hood tries talking out another vigilante, the Savior, from performing VigilanteExecution on Roy Harper. [[spoiler: It doesn't work and the Hood has to kill the Savior.]]
** Another attempt is made in season 5 when Oliver (in civilian outfit, not as Green Arrow) tries talking down a guy who attacked mayor's office after he was pissed off about his wife dying. [[spoiler: This time it works.]]
15th Aug '17 1:55:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* This is what literally happens to [=BelialVamdemon=] ([=MaloMyotismon=] in the dub), the BiggerBad of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''. He linked his soul to multiple children, becoming stronger when said children feel despair. However, the protagonists lifted the spirits of these children by delivering a RousingSpeech. After that, each of the children then mentioned their hopes and dreams which actually destroys [=BelialVamdemon=].

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* This is what literally happens to [=BelialVamdemon=] ([=MaloMyotismon=] in the dub), the BiggerBad of dub) in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''. He linked his soul to multiple children, becoming stronger when said children feel despair. However, the protagonists lifted the spirits of these children by delivering a RousingSpeech. After that, each of the children then mentioned their hopes and dreams which actually destroys [=BelialVamdemon=].
10th Apr '17 6:48:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''ShamanKing'' arguably ends on this note in the Manga. [[spoiler: Much of the series has been about one desperate measure after another to catch up with [[BigBad Hao]], so that he cannot attain the power of God and eradicate humanity. Unfortunately, unlike in most manga, Hao's thousand-year head start on the forces training specifically to fight him proves to be an utterly insurmountable barrier: Hao has been training so long and so hard that he is completely unbeatable, even with all the strongest shaman beneath him working together, and even somehow managing to kill him wouldn't stop him from coming back in 500 years even stronger. Yoh's solution to this is to realize defeating Hao with force isn't an option and never was and proposes an alternative plan: confronting Hao in the Shaman King's realm and convincing him he's wrong. Appealing to Hao's humanity (particularly when Opacho and Hao's mother, two of the few things he truly cares about, join in the appeal) eventually convinces Hao to relent and bring everyone back to life, letting Yoh and the others live their lives without his interference. It's implied this is the only tactic that wasn't simply delaying the inevitable as far as Hao was concerned.The minor exception might be Lady Sati who would have had enough power to defeat Hao just by working with the rest of her team, Team Nyorai, not to mention her Gandhara followers, all of whom were more or less evenly matched with the likes of Jeanne, she just didn't have any intention whatsoever to win the Shaman Fight, and instead wanted to teach Hao how to become a proper Shaman King.]]

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* ''ShamanKing'' ''Manga/ShamanKing'' arguably ends on this note in the Manga. [[spoiler: Much of the series has been about one desperate measure after another to catch up with [[BigBad Hao]], so that he cannot attain the power of God and eradicate humanity. Unfortunately, unlike in most manga, Hao's thousand-year head start on the forces training specifically to fight him proves to be an utterly insurmountable barrier: Hao has been training so long and so hard that he is completely unbeatable, even with all the strongest shaman beneath him working together, and even somehow managing to kill him wouldn't stop him from coming back in 500 years even stronger. Yoh's solution to this is to realize defeating Hao with force isn't an option and never was and proposes an alternative plan: confronting Hao in the Shaman King's realm and convincing him he's wrong. Appealing to Hao's humanity (particularly when Opacho and Hao's mother, two of the few things he truly cares about, join in the appeal) eventually convinces Hao to relent and bring everyone back to life, letting Yoh and the others live their lives without his interference. It's implied this is the only tactic that wasn't simply delaying the inevitable as far as Hao was concerned.The minor exception might be Lady Sati who would have had enough power to defeat Hao just by working with the rest of her team, Team Nyorai, not to mention her Gandhara followers, all of whom were more or less evenly matched with the likes of Jeanne, she just didn't have any intention whatsoever to win the Shaman Fight, and instead wanted to teach Hao how to become a proper Shaman King.]]
8th Apr '17 11:40:43 AM nombretomado
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* The {{subverted|Trope}} version is used in the [[ClimaxBoss Climactic mid-way]] BossBattle of the {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VA of ''RecordOfLodossWar'' (which also happens to be the final battle in the first manga, where this trope is also used, since the OVA [[CompressedAdaptation condensed]] the story dramatically. [[spoiler: Ghim insists that Leylia still exists within her possessed body, and shows a comb he made for her, which allows Leylia a foothold, distracting Karla long enough for the [[PlayerParty Party]] to defeat her. Too bad the SixthRanger Woodchuck was possessed next.]]

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* The {{subverted|Trope}} version is used in the [[ClimaxBoss Climactic mid-way]] BossBattle of the {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VA of ''RecordOfLodossWar'' ''Anime/RecordOfLodossWar'' (which also happens to be the final battle in the first manga, where this trope is also used, since the OVA [[CompressedAdaptation condensed]] the story dramatically. [[spoiler: Ghim insists that Leylia still exists within her possessed body, and shows a comb he made for her, which allows Leylia a foothold, distracting Karla long enough for the [[PlayerParty Party]] to defeat her. Too bad the SixthRanger Woodchuck was possessed next.]]
19th Mar '17 1:05:25 AM Pegase
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* This often seems to be the whole point of Series/Flashpoint.

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* This often seems to be the whole point of Series/Flashpoint.Series/{{Flashpoint}}.
1st Feb '17 11:06:52 AM buttbutt
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* This is often [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel's]] go to approach if the situation doesn't call for immediate violence, and he's often successful at it.
** During a team up with Superman, Captain Marvel was forced to possess Superman's body in order to speak with an ancient frog goddess who was threatening to wipe out a large portion of humanity. Cap is able to simple talk her down using eloquence and sincere, heart felt compassion. The goddess leaves without further incident, and Superman admits that Cap succeeded with words where he would have failed with violence.
** A semi-example, but during the Crisis Times 5 JLA/JSA team up, Captain Marvel is able to end the battle between two 5th Dimensional Imps by combining their names into one word, and getting the good Imp present to say it, causing them to combine into a balanced entity.

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* This is often [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel's]] Shazam's]] go to approach if the situation doesn't call for immediate violence, and he's often successful at it.
** During a team up with Superman, Captain Marvel Shazam was forced to possess Superman's body in order to speak with an ancient frog goddess who was threatening to wipe out a large portion of humanity. Cap is able to simple talk her down using eloquence and sincere, heart felt compassion. The goddess leaves without further incident, and Superman admits that Cap succeeded with words where he would have failed with violence.
** A semi-example, but during the Crisis Times 5 JLA/JSA team up, Captain Marvel Shazam is able to end the battle between two 5th Dimensional Imps by combining their names into one word, and getting the good Imp present to say it, causing them to combine into a balanced entity.



** In a reversal of the above, Cap actually got the invading spirit to vacate a possessed body, rather than talk the host into giving up its power. During ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'', Captain Marvel came across a woman who had become possessed by a demon. Captain Marvel basically glared at the demon and said, "Get out of her. NOW." The demon promptly left without another word.

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** In a reversal of the above, Cap actually got the invading spirit to vacate a possessed body, rather than talk the host into giving up its power. During ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'', Captain Marvel Shazam came across a woman who had become possessed by a demon. Captain Marvel Shazam basically glared at the demon and said, "Get out of her. NOW." The demon promptly left without another word.
22nd Jan '17 12:47:54 PM Dark_Lord_
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* This is what literally happens to [=BelialVamdemon=] ([=MaloMyotismon=] in the dub), the BiggerBad of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''. He linked his soul to multiple children, becoming stronger when said children feel despair. However, the protagonists lifted the spirits of these children by delivering a RousingSpeech. After that, each of the children then mentioned their hopes and dreams which actually destroys [=BelialVamdemon=].
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