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11th Jan '17 7:03:39 PM infernape612
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Examines the trope when Kanan tells Ezra "Do or do not, ThereIsNoTry!" and Ezra retorts that it makes no sense: "How can I ''do'' something if I don't ''try'' to do it?" Kanan admits he always had trouble with that one, too, but "Master Yoda sure used to say it a lot!" Later they come back to the mental hang-up explanation for the advice.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Examines the trope when Kanan tells Ezra "Do or do not, ThereIsNoTry!" and Ezra retorts that it makes no sense: "How can I ''do'' something if I don't ''try'' to do it?" Kanan admits he always had trouble with that one, too, but "Master Yoda sure used to say it a lot!" Later they come back to the mental hang-up explanation for the advice. Kanan will not ''try'' to teach Ezra the ways of the Jedi, he ''will'' teach Ezra the ways of the Jedi.
10th Dec '16 10:44:56 PM iroanxi
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* Defied in Chapter 8 of ''FanFic/ThisBites'':
-->'''Soundbite''': ''I'll…'''try…''''' ''(DeathGlare)'' '''Quote Yoda''' ''AND DIE.''
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30th Nov '16 4:17:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Yoda's force training of Luke in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack". Oddly, this subverts the very trope it names, as Luke fails to rise to the occasion of using the Force to move his sunken X-wing out of a lake. This highlights the problem; Luke doesn't believe he can do it, and because he doesn't, he can't. He gives up until Yoda demonstrates how {{Badass}} he is by raising the X-wing out of the water.

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* Yoda's force training of Luke in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack". Oddly, this subverts the very trope it names, as Luke fails to rise to the occasion of using the Force to move his sunken X-wing out of a lake. This highlights the problem; Luke doesn't believe he can do it, and because he doesn't, he can't. He gives up until Yoda demonstrates how {{Badass}} badass he is by raising the X-wing out of the water.
10th Oct '16 5:49:20 PM intastiel
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* In ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'', trying to use the power of a Key of Kings is doomed to fail: it takes a moment of absolute certainty. Effectively it involves bluffing the Universe into believing that it's wrong and your version of reality is correct, and the Universe has no patience for a BadLiar.
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30th Jul '16 8:06:29 PM mkmckoy
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Often accompanied by a reminder of what the Hero is fighting for, usually (but not always) framed in a way that insults either the Hero or the person/thing he is trying to save. This is done to get the Hero angry enough that he'll temporarily forget whatever mental hang-up is preventing him from getting this trick right.

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Often An abbreviated and harsher version of a RousingSpeech, it is often accompanied by a reminder of what the Hero is fighting for, usually (but not always) framed in a way that insults either the Hero or the person/thing he is trying to save. This is done to get the Hero angry enough that he'll temporarily forget whatever mental hang-up is preventing him from getting this trick right.
14th Jul '16 3:11:55 PM DarkHunter
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-->[[AC:Miyagi]]: Now, ready?
-->[[AC:Daniel]]: Yeah, I guess so.
-->[[AC:Miyagi]]: Daniel-san, must talk. Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later, ''(makes squish gesture)'' get squish just like grape. Here, karate, same thing. Either you karate do "yes", or karate do "no". You karate do "guess so", ''(makes squish gesture)'' just like grape. Understand?

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-->[[AC:Miyagi]]: -->'''Miyagi''': Now, ready?
-->[[AC:Daniel]]: -->'''Daniel''': Yeah, I guess so.
-->[[AC:Miyagi]]: -->'''Miyagi''': Daniel-san, must talk. Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later, ''(makes squish gesture)'' get squish just like grape. Here, karate, same thing. Either you karate do "yes", or karate do "no". You karate do "guess so", ''(makes squish gesture)'' just like grape. Understand?



* Yoda's force training of Luke in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack". Oddly, this subverts the very trope it names, as Luke fails to rise to the occasion of using the Force to move his sunken X-wing out of a lake. He gives up until Yoda demonstrates how {{Badass}} he is by raising the X-wing out of the water.
-->Luke: ...I don't believe it!
-->Yoda: And that is why you fail.
** The TropeNamer example highlights the problem; Luke doesn't believe he can do it, and because he doesn't, he can't.

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* Yoda's force training of Luke in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack". Oddly, this subverts the very trope it names, as Luke fails to rise to the occasion of using the Force to move his sunken X-wing out of a lake. This highlights the problem; Luke doesn't believe he can do it, and because he doesn't, he can't. He gives up until Yoda demonstrates how {{Badass}} he is by raising the X-wing out of the water.
-->Luke: ...-->'''Luke''': ...I don't believe it!
-->Yoda: -->'''Yoda''': And that is why you fail.
** The TropeNamer example highlights the problem; Luke doesn't believe he can do it, and because he doesn't, he can't.
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11th Jun '16 4:25:56 PM nombretomado
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* Richard of the SwordOfTruth is restricted to this to prevent him from being a total GameBreaker.

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* Richard of the SwordOfTruth Literature/SwordOfTruth is restricted to this to prevent him from being a total GameBreaker.
4th Feb '16 7:09:35 AM FF32
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** An expected subversion in a ''ComicStrip/FarSide'' cartoon, with The Little Engine looking the worse for wear, leaning against a building with a beggar's hat in front of him, and a sign reading "I thought I could, I thought I could..."

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** An expected subversion in a ''ComicStrip/FarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon, with The Little Engine looking the worse for wear, leaning against a building with a beggar's hat in front of him, and a sign reading "I thought I could, I thought I could..."
27th Dec '15 1:55:45 AM Morgenthaler
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** Yuthura Ban of VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic mentioned something that sounded like the dark side version of this; just another illustration of how Jedi and Sith are NotSoDifferent.


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* Yuthura Ban of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' mentioned something that sounded like the dark side version of this; just another illustration of how Jedi and Sith are NotSoDifferent.
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27th Dec '15 1:54:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** Kevin Sorbo's line from the first season finale of Andromeda 'All that matters in life is that you try, promise me you'll try' was an homage to this scene as it was preceded by a 'why we fight' speech.
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