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11th Dec '17 1:37:29 PM ironballs16
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* ''Literature/EndersGame'': Ender is always like this when he's angry. No matter how much fury is within him, outside he is deathly calm and collected. Ender does this on purpose, as he learned very early the difference between "hot" and "cold" anger: the former will consume and control a person, making them do stupid things; but the latter can be used as a tool to harden one's resolve and steel one's will.

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* ''Literature/EndersGame'': Ender is always like this when he's angry. No matter how much fury is within him, outside he is deathly calm and collected. Ender does this on purpose, as he learned very early the difference between "hot" and "cold" anger: the former will consume anger.
-->"He could see Bonzo's anger growing hot. Hot anger was bad. Ender's anger was cold,
and control a person, making them do stupid things; but the latter can be he could use it. Bonzo's was hot, and so it used as a tool to harden one's resolve and steel one's will.him.”
3rd Dec '17 1:12:10 PM Scorpion451
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* The (in)famous WildWest figure Wyatt Earp was interviewed numerous times about his experiences in and observations of shootouts and gunfights, and noted that this trope was a trait of those who tended to survive them.
--> The most important lesson I learned from those proficient gunfighters was the winner of a gunplay usually was the man who took his time. The second was that, if I hoped to live long on the frontier, I would shun flashy trick-shooting—grandstand play—as I would poison.\\
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When I say that I learned to take my time in a gunfight, I do not wish to be misunderstood, for the time to be taken was only that split fraction of a second that means the difference between deadly accuracy with a sixgun and a miss. It is hard to make this clear to a man who has never been in a gunfight. Perhaps I can best describe such time taking as going into action with the greatest speed of which a man’s muscles are capable, but mentally unflustered by an urge to hurry or the need for complicated nervous and muscular actions which trick-shooting involves. Mentally deliberate, but muscularly faster than thought, is what I mean. \\
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In all my life as a frontier police officer, I did not know a really proficient gunfighter who had anything but contempt for the gun-fanner, or the man who literally shot from the hip.
28th Nov '17 2:11:49 PM Kezajaws
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** Bear in mind, that isn't just his natural state. He knows that almost everybody aboard the station is dead because Dr Samuel Hayden [[EvilIsNotAToy tried to steal Hell's power.]] No wonder he responds to Hayden's attempted justification in the elevator by looking down at a mangled body, cracking his knuckles and smashing the monitor.
27th Nov '17 4:48:26 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Robbie [=MacNiven=] has stated that the "Carcharodons aren’t scary because of their savagery and brutality in combat. They’re scary because, unlike other 'savage' Chapters and Legions, they’re never not in control of their own actions." The Carcharodons fight savagely and brutally in complete silence like sharks, only pulling away to find a new place to strike and only leaving blood in their wake and are in complete control of themselves when they do it.
26th Nov '17 10:43:03 PM jetrip
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There may come a time when going [[UnstoppableRage berserk]] simply does not work. Or perhaps that burning rage is being outweighed by[[PowerOfHate cold hate]]. In either case, many people choose to turn to Tranquil Fury. This state of mind allows much whoop-ass to be uncanned without undue stress. When the time comes for the showdown between the [[TheHero Hero]] and the BigBad, do not expect to see furious angry rage. Instead, expect TheHero (or AntiHero)'s face to be serenely, eerily calm. They will not appear to be even slightly put out with the villain but that won't stop them from trying to hack the villain to hundreds of tiny pieces. A defeat by someone in the grip of Tranquil Fury is likely to be more comprehensive than others, as the job ''will'' [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill be done in a properly thorough fashion]].

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There may come a time when going [[UnstoppableRage berserk]] simply does not work. Or perhaps that burning rage is being outweighed by[[PowerOfHate by [[PowerOfHate cold hate]]. In either case, many people choose to turn to Tranquil Fury. This state of mind allows much whoop-ass to be uncanned without undue stress. When the time comes for the showdown between the [[TheHero Hero]] and the BigBad, do not expect to see furious angry rage. Instead, expect TheHero (or AntiHero)'s face to be serenely, eerily calm. They will not appear to be even slightly put out with the villain but that won't stop them from trying to hack the villain to hundreds of tiny pieces. A defeat by someone in the grip of Tranquil Fury is likely to be more comprehensive than others, as the job ''will'' [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill be done in a properly thorough fashion]].
26th Nov '17 10:42:49 PM jetrip
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There may come a time when going [[UnstoppableRage berserk]] simply does not work. In this case, many people choose to turn to Tranquil Fury. This state of mind allows much whoop-ass to be uncanned without undue stress. When the time comes for the showdown between the [[TheHero Hero]] and the BigBad, do not expect to see furious angry rage. Instead, expect TheHero (or AntiHero)'s face to be serenely, eerily calm. They will not appear to be even slightly put out with the villain but that won't stop them from trying to hack the villain to hundreds of tiny pieces. A defeat by someone in the grip of Tranquil Fury is likely to be more comprehensive than others, as the job ''will'' [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill be done in a properly thorough fashion]].

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There may come a time when going [[UnstoppableRage berserk]] simply does not work. Or perhaps that burning rage is being outweighed by[[PowerOfHate cold hate]]. In this either case, many people choose to turn to Tranquil Fury. This state of mind allows much whoop-ass to be uncanned without undue stress. When the time comes for the showdown between the [[TheHero Hero]] and the BigBad, do not expect to see furious angry rage. Instead, expect TheHero (or AntiHero)'s face to be serenely, eerily calm. They will not appear to be even slightly put out with the villain but that won't stop them from trying to hack the villain to hundreds of tiny pieces. A defeat by someone in the grip of Tranquil Fury is likely to be more comprehensive than others, as the job ''will'' [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill be done in a properly thorough fashion]].
18th Nov '17 3:42:47 AM Mei-may
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* VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition's ''FanFic/WalkingInCircles'': Solas after he found Evelyn [[spoiler: has been made Tranquil]]. When Ser Clacher found them, the elf just silently walked forward and gave him a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown with a sword instead of just using his magic, finally killed him after confirmed that the man didn’t force himself on Evelyn.
** It was so terrifying that later, when Evelyn realizes that he’s pointing the same look at Cassandra who demands Evelyn to hand herself over, she immediately begs him to calm down before anything bad can happen.
** He has that look again in the BadFuture when he talked about how he got Alexius’s amulet.
9th Nov '17 6:06:44 PM merotoker
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** Goku Black mixes this with FauxAffablyEvil. He utterly hates mortal life, but he remains completely composed as he vaporises their cities and he can maintain a conversational tone when meeting anyone unfortunate enough to stand before him. When he relizes that he can grow stronger through ThePowerOfHate, he very matter-of-factly lists his greivances against humans, gods, [[spoiler:and his own past self Zamasu]] before [[BeyondTheImpossible yanking a giant energy scythe out of his hand and cutting a hole in reality itself.]]

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** Goku Black mixes this with FauxAffablyEvil. He utterly hates mortal life, but he remains completely composed as he vaporises their cities and he can maintain a conversational tone when meeting anyone unfortunate enough to stand before him. When he relizes realizes that he can grow stronger through ThePowerOfHate, he very matter-of-factly lists his greivances grievances against humans, gods, [[spoiler:and his own past self Zamasu]] before [[BeyondTheImpossible yanking a giant energy scythe out of his hand and cutting a hole in reality itself.]]itself]].



* Kenshiro of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' does this ''every single time'' that there's anything shown between the mook of the week crossing the MoralEventHorizon, and Ken getting into his screaming RapidFireFisticuffs.

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* Kenshiro of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' does this ''every single time'' that there's anything shown between the mook of the week crossing the MoralEventHorizon, and Ken getting into his screaming RapidFireFisticuffs.



** This habit of his is played for a joke in one issue. Spider-Man finds the Headmen up to no good and hangs quietly from the ceiling. They remember what happens when Spidey doesn't play around and quickly give up. S.H.I.E.L.D. arrives and arrest them and Spidey reveals why he didn't say anything: [[spoiler: he had laryngitis.]]

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** This habit of his is played for a joke in one issue. Spider-Man finds the Headmen up to no good and hangs quietly from the ceiling. They remember what happens when Spidey doesn't play around and quickly give up. S.H.I.E.L.D. arrives and arrest them and Spidey reveals why he didn't say anything: [[spoiler: he had laryngitis.]]laryngitis]].



* ComicBook/{{Superboy}} also gets in on the act. When HollywoodCyborg Amanda Spence murders his first girlfriend, then taunts that she is eternal, all he says is a calm "Prove it." before blasting her into the cold vacuum of space. His narration of her fate is hauntingly cold.
--->Superboy: She said she didn't need to breathe. Said she had no heart. Said she couldn't die. Fine by me. But she'll pay. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor She wants to be eternal.]] [[AndIMustScream I give her eternity floating in cold nothing]]

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* ComicBook/{{Superboy}} also gets in on the act. When HollywoodCyborg [[{{Cyborg}} Amanda Spence Spence]] murders his first girlfriend, then taunts that she is eternal, all he says is a calm "Prove it." [[https://imgur.com/FsdkqPW before blasting her into the cold vacuum of space.space]]. His narration of her fate is hauntingly cold.
--->Superboy: -->'''Superboy''': She said she didn't need to breathe. Said she had no heart. Said she couldn't die. Fine by me. But she'll pay. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor She wants to be eternal.]] [[AndIMustScream I give her eternity floating in cold nothing]] nothing.]]



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* ComicBook/{{Empowered}} is mostly prone to UnstoppableRage when her friends are threatened or the bad guys push her too far, but her most spectacular display by far was one where she totally zoned out and just ''disintegrated'' a small army of ninjas who were [[FateWorseThanDeath threatening]] Ninjette. Afterward, she had no memory of the incident.
** Though it's heavily hinted [[spoiler:that that was her suit taking control]].

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* ComicBook/{{Empowered}} is mostly prone to UnstoppableRage when her friends are threatened or the bad guys push her too far, but her most spectacular display by far was one where she totally zoned out and just ''disintegrated'' a small army of ninjas who were [[FateWorseThanDeath threatening]] Ninjette. Afterward, she had no memory of the incident.
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incident. Though it's heavily hinted [[spoiler:that that was her suit taking control]].



* ''ComicBook/TheInhumans'': What do you get when you take all the pressure of ruling a nation of paranoid, super powered xenophobes, mix it in with having to deal with a conniving, mind controlling younger brother, hostile aliens, hostile humans, the fact that you've killed your own parents and then place it in a body that could destroy everything in sight with just a whisper? You get Black Bolt. He can't ever lose control. Ever.

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* ''ComicBook/TheInhumans'': What do you get when you take all the pressure of ruling a nation of paranoid, super powered xenophobes, mix it in with having to deal with a conniving, mind controlling younger brother, hostile aliens, hostile humans, the fact that you've killed your own parents and then place it in a body that could destroy everything in sight with just a whisper? You get Black Bolt.ComicBook/BlackBolt. He can't ever lose control. Ever.



* In ''Film/RurouniKenshinKyotoInferno'', [[spoiler: Kenshin, Misao, and Eiji arrive at the Shingetsu village (which has been taken over by [[BigBad Shishio Makoto's]] forces), to find the dead bodies of Eiji's parents hanging from a huge tree in the town square. When Shishio's men come out to greet them , Kenshin simply tells Misao to look after Eiji while he proceeds systematically kick the ass of all of Shishio's men. Despite the apparent cool demeanor on the rurouni's face, one can tell he's completely furious by how vicious and unforgiving his attacks are]].

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* In ''Film/RurouniKenshinKyotoInferno'', [[spoiler: Kenshin, Misao, and Eiji arrive at the Shingetsu village (which has been taken over by [[BigBad Shishio Makoto's]] forces), to find the dead bodies of Eiji's parents hanging from a huge tree in the town square. When Shishio's men come out to greet them , them, Kenshin simply tells Misao to look after Eiji while he proceeds systematically kick the ass of all of Shishio's men. Despite the apparent cool demeanor on the rurouni's face, one can tell he's completely furious by how vicious and unforgiving his attacks are]].



** It's a sign of how complex a writer Banks is that the opponent being annihilated is the most sympathetic one Gurgeh has ever faced and the penalty for losing is ''gelding.'' And what makes it worse is that the opponent is ''pregnant'' for the first time and will lose all hope of ever having children, as well as his/her job (the ruling class in the Empire are hermaphrodites.) There are strong hints that Gurgeh has been driven somewhat AxeCrazy by seeing the dark side of the Empire up close and personal. Lampshaded in the passage where Gurgeh's opponent (a judge) looks in his eyes and realizes that this is what every convict he has ever sentenced has seen... judgment, without mercy.

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** It's a sign of how complex a writer Banks is that the opponent being annihilated is the most sympathetic one Gurgeh has ever faced and the penalty for losing is ''gelding.'' And what makes it worse is that the opponent is ''pregnant'' for the first time and will lose all hope of ever having children, as well as his/her job (the ruling class in the Empire are hermaphrodites.) There are strong hints that Gurgeh has been driven somewhat AxeCrazy AxCrazy by seeing the dark side of the Empire up close and personal. Lampshaded in the passage where Gurgeh's opponent (a judge) looks in his eyes and realizes that this is what every convict he has ever sentenced has seen... judgment, without mercy.



** In the last book of ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', AxeCrazy Jedi Master clone Joruus C'baoth (half of the trilogy's BigBadDuumvirate), goes into a quite spectacular VillainousBreakdown during the climax. At first, he's completely flipped and incoherently raging, but then he goes right ''past'' that and straight into Tranquil Fury. Everyone thinks it's ''much'' more disturbing than the mad screaming.

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** In the last book of ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', AxeCrazy AxCrazy Jedi Master clone Joruus C'baoth (half of the trilogy's BigBadDuumvirate), goes into a quite spectacular VillainousBreakdown during the climax. At first, he's completely flipped and incoherently raging, but then he goes right ''past'' that and straight into Tranquil Fury. Everyone thinks it's ''much'' more disturbing than the mad screaming.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novels: This [[DissonantSerenity appears to be]] Khârn's state of mind when he's not an AxeCrazy maniac, according to ''Chosen of Khorne''.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novels: This [[DissonantSerenity appears to be]] Khârn's state of mind when he's not an AxeCrazy AxCrazy maniac, according to ''Chosen of Khorne''.



* ''Series/DadsArmy'', "High Finance": Wilson, after hearing that [[spoiler:Hodges]] would write off a £50 debt owed to him in rent by Mrs. Pike ([[OldMoney Pre-decimalization, remember]]) if she'd be "nice" to him. Cue Wilson walking calmly from one end of the table to the other:

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* ''Series/DadsArmy'', ''Series/DadsArmy'': In "High Finance": Finance", Wilson, after hearing learns that [[spoiler:Hodges]] would write off a £50 debt owed to him in rent by Mrs. Pike ([[OldMoney Pre-decimalization, remember]]) if she'd be "nice" to him. Cue Wilson walking calmly from one end of the table to the other:



*** This trope is actually more ZigZagged across the various Space Marine chapters, and almost always {{averted|trope}} when it comes to the corrupted [[BloodKnight Chaos Space Marines]]. Chapters like the Ultramarines may focus on it, but then others like the Space Wolves encourage berserker rage, as is to be expected from [[HornyVikings their]] [[RecycledInSpace theme]]. Not to mention chapters like the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Flesh Tearers, Blood Drinkers, World Eaters...]] [[GoodIsNotNice of which only the third is actually aligned with Chaos.]]

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*** This trope is actually more ZigZagged of a ZigZaggingTrope across the various Space Marine chapters, and almost always {{averted|trope}} when it comes to the corrupted [[BloodKnight Chaos Space Marines]]. Chapters like the Ultramarines may focus on it, but then others like the Space Wolves encourage berserker rage, as is to be expected from [[HornyVikings their]] [[RecycledInSpace theme]]. Not to mention chapters like the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Flesh Tearers, Blood Drinkers, World Eaters...]] [[GoodIsNotNice of which only the third is actually aligned with Chaos.]]



* ''{{Pathfinder}}'' has the urban barbarian, an archetype for the barbarian class with a vastly different rage ability called controlled rage : it imparts no penalty to AC and doesn't restrict the use of Dexterity-, Intelligence- or Charisma-based skills, doesn't grant any bonus to Will saves and instead of giving a static bonus to Strength and Constitution, it lets the character distribute a bonus between Strength, Dexterity and Constitution at the start of a controlled rage. In short, instead of going full berserk, the urban barbarian remains in control but gets lower benefits overall.

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* ''{{Pathfinder}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has the urban barbarian, an archetype for the barbarian class with a vastly different rage ability called controlled rage : it imparts no penalty to AC and doesn't restrict the use of Dexterity-, Intelligence- or Charisma-based skills, doesn't grant any bonus to Will saves and instead of giving a static bonus to Strength and Constitution, it lets the character distribute a bonus between Strength, Dexterity and Constitution at the start of a controlled rage. In short, instead of going full berserk, the urban barbarian remains in control but gets lower benefits overall.



* Albert Simon of ''Videogame/{{Shadow Hearts}}'' swaps between this an DissonantSerenity so easily it is terrifying. With a polite smile and a vacant gaze we will annihilate an entire train full of people, and that is just in the [[EstablishingCharacterMoment opening cinematic]] alone. As revealed later in the game, he has actually gone completely mad but due to his Tranquil Fury, you won't be able to tell he is in berserk mode until it is too late.

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* Albert Simon of ''Videogame/{{Shadow Hearts}}'' ''Videogame/ShadowHearts'' swaps between this an and DissonantSerenity so easily it is terrifying. With a polite smile and a vacant gaze we will annihilate an entire train full of people, and that is just in the [[EstablishingCharacterMoment opening cinematic]] alone. As revealed later in the game, he has actually gone completely mad but due to his Tranquil Fury, you won't be able to tell he is in berserk mode until it is too late.



* The Engineer from ''Videogame/{{Team Fortress 2}}'' gets a few lines that point towards this rather than UnstoppableRage: "Start prayin' boy", and, from the comics, "Sir, I know you're my employer, and an old man besides, but if you don't get your goddamn hands off me I will break you in ''half''."

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* The Engineer from ''Videogame/{{Team Fortress 2}}'' ''Videogame/TeamFortress2'' gets a few lines that point towards this rather than UnstoppableRage: "Start prayin' boy", and, from the comics, "Sir, I know you're my employer, and an old man besides, but if you don't get your goddamn hands off me I will break you in ''half''."



* If you [[GuideDangIt play your]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech cards right]] in AlphaProtocol, it's possible to push Rome's ArcVillain, Conrad Marburg, into this state.

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* If you [[GuideDangIt play your]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech cards right]] in AlphaProtocol, ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', it's possible to push Rome's ArcVillain, Conrad Marburg, into this state.



* ''Webcomic/TheGamer'': Thanks to [[NervesOfSteel Gamer's Mind]], on the few occasions we've seen Han Jee-Han really angry, he's been ''creepily'' calm. It's always been in response to people from [[TheMasquerade the Abyss]] thinking they could hurt either the helpless or someone he personally cares about (or, on one occasion, both at once) with impunity. Still, seeing as he was actively considering cold-blooded murder on two separate occasions when faced with [[BerserkButton Abyss-based human traffickers]], [[DeconstructedTrope the fact that this comes so easily for him is starting to become a serious worry for both him and his friends.]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheGamer'': Thanks to [[NervesOfSteel Gamer's Mind]], on the few occasions we've seen Han Jee-Han really angry, he's been ''creepily'' calm. It's always been in response to people from [[TheMasquerade [[{{Masquerade}} the Abyss]] thinking they could hurt either the helpless or someone he personally cares about (or, on one occasion, both at once) with impunity. Still, seeing as he was actively considering cold-blooded murder on two separate occasions when faced with [[BerserkButton Abyss-based human traffickers]], [[DeconstructedTrope the fact that this comes so easily for him is starting to become a serious worry for both him and his friends.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', the main protagonist does this in most episodes.

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3rd Nov '17 8:28:16 PM DustSnitch
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** BadassPrincess Abigail Hearns does not bluster, rant, or rave when she is angry, preferring to vaporize the targets of her anger with bomb-pumped laser missiles. ''Lots'' of bomb-pumped laser missiles. And when [[ReligiousBruiser she feels God is on her side]]... ''watch out.''

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** BadassPrincess Princess Abigail Hearns does not bluster, rant, or rave when she is angry, preferring to vaporize the targets of her anger with bomb-pumped laser missiles. ''Lots'' of bomb-pumped laser missiles. And when [[ReligiousBruiser she feels God is on her side]]... ''watch out.''
2nd Nov '17 1:59:20 AM Lokiaesir
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* "ComicBook/{{Superboy}}" also gets in on the act. When HollywoodCyborg Amanda Spence murders his first girlfriend, then taunts that she is eternal, all he says is a calm "Prove it." before blasting her into the cold vacuum of space. His narration of her fate is hauntingly cold.

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* "ComicBook/{{Superboy}}" ComicBook/{{Superboy}} also gets in on the act. When HollywoodCyborg Amanda Spence murders his first girlfriend, then taunts that she is eternal, all he says is a calm "Prove it." before blasting her into the cold vacuum of space. His narration of her fate is hauntingly cold.
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