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8th Oct '15 4:18:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', there's a scene where Devi and Nny are on a date. Devi jokes about killing Nny and leaving his dead body. Both fall silent, but after a moment they both laugh.
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* In ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', there's a scene where Devi and Nny are on a date. Devi jokes about killing Nny and leaving his dead body. Both fall silent, but after a moment they both laugh.
16th Sep '15 1:40:37 PM JBK405
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* In the second season of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', Admiral Cain and Commander Adama are each planning to have the other assassinated after the conclusion of the upcoming battle. Their respective assassins have both been put into position, but both decide at the last moment ''not'' to order the assassination. Afterwards, Saul Tigh, who was ignorant of the situation, remarks that Jack Fisk looks like he could use a drink. Fisk, who had been dreading the order to move against Adam, lets out an explosive laugh in relief that gets him looks for all across the CIC.
15th Jul '15 5:54:00 PM Odon
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Balalaika's EvilLaugh (possibly [[LaughingMad insane laugh]]) does this for the three-way MexicanStandoff in ''Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise''. Balalaika had just been saying that when you have a gun to your head you'd better come up with a reason why you shouldn't die, or find a way to humor the person doing so. Fortunately Rock does the latter.
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Balalaika's EvilLaugh (possibly [[LaughingMad insane laugh]]) does this for the three-way MexicanStandoff in ''Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise''. Balalaika had just been saying that when you have a gun to your head you'd better come up with a reason why you shouldn't die, or find a way to humor the person doing so. Fortunately Rock does achieves the latter.
15th Jul '15 5:53:24 PM Odon
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[[folder:ComicBook]] * In ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', there's a scene where Devi and Nny are on a date. Devi jokes about killing Nny and leaving his dead body. Both fall silent, but after a moment they both laugh.

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[[folder:ComicBook]] * In ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', there's a scene where Devi and Nny are on a date. Devi jokes about killing Nny and leaving his dead body. Both fall silent, but after a moment they both laugh.laugh. [[/folder]]
15th Jul '15 5:52:26 PM Odon
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Balalaika's EvilLaugh (possibly [[LaughingMad insane laugh]]) does this for the three-way MexicanStandoff in ''Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise''. Balalaika had just been saying that when you have a gun to your head you'd better come up with a reason why you shouldn't die, or find a way to humor the person doing so. Fortunately Rock does the latter.
23rd May '15 8:41:33 PM nombretomado
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* In [[HorusHeresy Galaxy In Flames]], Fulgrim is raging to Horus about the latter's orders, with Horus trying to flatter him into obeying. After a terse pause, Fulgrim breaks out laughing and points out he knows what Horus is trying to manipulate him but it's working anyway.
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* In [[HorusHeresy [[Literature/HorusHeresy Galaxy In Flames]], Fulgrim is raging to Horus about the latter's orders, with Horus trying to flatter him into obeying. After a terse pause, Fulgrim breaks out laughing and points out he knows what Horus is trying to manipulate him but it's working anyway.
21st Mar '15 4:34:48 PM ANTMuddle
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Laughter that deflates the tension built up over a scene or sequence.
9th Feb '15 2:56:12 PM DragonQuestZ
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* In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', Mary mentions she likes GoingFurASwim, but then her boyfriend Bill says that's a private thing between then. [[http://elsaletyoufinish.tumblr.com/post/90881450883/kobv-frozen-0017 His sister Adriana then]] notes that Mary [[PrettyInMink let her borrow most of her furs]], making Adriana think she wore clothes that wore worn when having sex with her brother. After [[BrainBleach Adriana said she was going to be sick]], Mary insisted nothing like that happened; Bill just took pictures while she wore those. After Adriana snaps [[DiggingYourselfDeeper that isn't helping]], Dick just snarks that they should stop whining about their "first world problems", and then jokes that Mary could at least share those pictures. Mary and Adriana some much needed laughter from that.
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* In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', Mary mentions she likes GoingFurASwim, but then her boyfriend Bill says that's a private thing between then. [[http://elsaletyoufinish.tumblr.com/post/90881450883/kobv-frozen-0017 His sister Adriana then]] notes that Mary [[PrettyInMink let her borrow most of her furs]], making Adriana think she wore clothes that wore were worn when having sex with her brother. After [[BrainBleach Adriana said she was going to be sick]], Mary insisted nothing like that happened; Bill just took pictures while she wore those. After Adriana snaps [[DiggingYourselfDeeper that isn't helping]], Dick just snarks that they should stop whining about their "first world problems", and then jokes that Mary could at least share those pictures. Mary and Adriana some much needed laughter from that.
9th Feb '15 2:55:36 PM DragonQuestZ
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* In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', Mary mentions she likes GoingFurASwim, but then her boyfriend Bill says that's a private thing between then. [[http://elsaletyoufinish.tumblr.com/post/90881450883/kobv-frozen-0017 His sister Adriana then]] notes that Mary [[PrettyInMink let her borrow most of her furs]], making Adriana think she wore clothes that wore worn when having sex with her brother. After [[BrainBleach Adriana said she was going to be sick]], Mary insisted nothing like that happened; Bill just took pictures while she wore those. After Adriana snaps [[DiggingYourselfDeeper that isn't helping]], Dick just snarks that they should stop whining about their "first world problems", and then jokes that Mary could at least share those pictures. Mary and Adriana some much needed laughter from that.
31st Dec '14 6:01:17 PM nombretomado
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* Done famously in ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' after a prolonged scene where [[HairTriggerTemper Tommy DeVito]] (JoePesci) appears to be offended at being called "funny" by Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), his rage visibly building over the course of several minutes. A bit of a twist in that it is Ray Liotta who breaks the tension.
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* Done famously in ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' after a prolonged scene where [[HairTriggerTemper Tommy DeVito]] (JoePesci) (Creator/JoePesci) appears to be offended at being called "funny" by Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), his rage visibly building over the course of several minutes. A bit of a twist in that it is Ray Liotta who breaks the tension.
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