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23rd Dec '16 8:39:19 PM KamiKaze
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* A large part of the premise of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is that you can kill the monsters outright... or you can literally just talk to the monsters. This is not only an option, but is something that is heavily encouraged by the game's mechanics and themes. [[spoiler:In fact, playing this way throughout the entire game is how you get the best ending.]]
2nd Dec '16 2:09:40 PM Morgenthaler
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** Vetinari, of course, has been known to defuse ''wars'' with VerbalJudo.

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** Vetinari, of course, has been known to defuse ''wars'' with VerbalJudo.Verbal Judo.



* In ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'', if you pick the right options you can use VerbalJudo to defuse fights or stop them from turning physical, whether the conflict is between two other characters or between [[PlayerCharacter Lee]] and another character.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'', if you pick the right options you can use VerbalJudo Verbal Judo to defuse fights or stop them from turning physical, whether the conflict is between two other characters or between [[PlayerCharacter Lee]] and another character.



** However, this anecdote's purpose is actually to ''{{deconstruct|ion}}'' VerbalJudo -- the passage was under the heading "The False Choice of Pacifism". Harris goes on to say that far from being wisdom, as many would be inclined to call it, he considers what he did "an example of moral failure":

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** However, this anecdote's purpose is actually to ''{{deconstruct|ion}}'' VerbalJudo Verbal Judo -- the passage was under the heading "The False Choice of Pacifism". Harris goes on to say that far from being wisdom, as many would be inclined to call it, he considers what he did "an example of moral failure":



** The basic idea is that certain kinds of VerbalJudo don't always address the root of the problem, thus it may only serve as a superficial band-aid with no lasting effects; on the other hand, a proper confrontation, while risky and probably unpleasant, may actually be of greater benefit in the long run.

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** The basic idea is that certain kinds of VerbalJudo Verbal Judo don't always address the root of the problem, thus it may only serve as a superficial band-aid with no lasting effects; on the other hand, a proper confrontation, while risky and probably unpleasant, may actually be of greater benefit in the long run.
2nd Dec '16 2:08:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* In {{Kim}}, Kim defends himself and the Red Lama by making fun of potential aggressors.

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* In {{Kim}}, ''Literature/{{Kim}}'', Kim defends himself and the Red Lama by making fun of potential aggressors.



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* In an episode of ''NewTricks'', Sandra Pullman is faced with a biker gang member in the back seat of her car threatening to shoot her in retaliation for what his gang did to him for talking to the police. Spurred by something he says, she starts thinking out loud about the current case. After buying some time that way, she comes to some conclusions that cause the other to break down and lower the gun -- as the case was his father's murder -- and then punches him out irritably [[OffhandBackhand in passing]] while he's angsting.

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* In an episode of ''NewTricks'', ''Series/NewTricks'', Sandra Pullman is faced with a biker gang member in the back seat of her car threatening to shoot her in retaliation for what his gang did to him for talking to the police. Spurred by something he says, she starts thinking out loud about the current case. After buying some time that way, she comes to some conclusions that cause the other to break down and lower the gun -- as the case was his father's murder -- and then punches him out irritably [[OffhandBackhand in passing]] while he's angsting.
2nd Dec '16 2:07:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' the princesses are RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething. As a result, they are good at verbal judo. When Princess Ren hears that the Whistler family, who saved her little sister, has been found to be armed up to the teeth (though they ''did'' turn in all of their weapons), she tells a servant to make sure her mothers know that Jerin was in incredible danger just a short time ago, to make them look like innocent victims, anxious for the safety of their brother, instead of the BadassFamily they are.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' the princesses are RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething. As a result, they are good at verbal judo. When Princess Ren hears that the Whistler family, who saved her little sister, has been found to be armed up to the teeth (though they ''did'' turn in all of their weapons), she tells a servant to make sure her mothers know that Jerin was in incredible danger just a short time ago, to make them look like innocent victims, anxious for the safety of their brother, instead of the BadassFamily they are.



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** However, this anecdote's purpose is actually to ''{{deconstruct|ion}}'' VerbalJudo the passage was under the heading "The False Choice of Pacifism". Harris goes on to say that far from being wisdom, as many would be inclined to call it, he considers what he did "an example of moral failure":
--->"My ethical failure, as I see it, is that I never actually ''opposed'' their actions hence they never received any correction from the world. They were merely diverted for a time, and to only a single woman's advantage. The next woman who became the object of their predations will have little cause to thank me. Even if a frank intercession on the woman's behalf would have guaranteed my own injury, a clear message would have been sent: not all strangers will stand idly by as you beat and abduct a woman in the street. The action I took sent no such message."

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** However, this anecdote's purpose is actually to ''{{deconstruct|ion}}'' VerbalJudo -- the passage was under the heading "The False Choice of Pacifism". Harris goes on to say that far from being wisdom, as many would be inclined to call it, he considers what he did "an example of moral failure":
--->"My ethical failure, as I see it, is that I never actually ''opposed'' their actions -- hence they never received any correction from the world. They were merely diverted for a time, and to only a single woman's advantage. The next woman who became the object of their predations will have little cause to thank me. Even if a frank intercession on the woman's behalf would have guaranteed my own injury, a clear message would have been sent: not all strangers will stand idly by as you beat and abduct a woman in the street. The action I took sent no such message."


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2nd Dec '16 1:55:30 PM Morgenthaler
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** An [[BadAss almost completely different]] example in "Dragonshy": Rainbow Dash pulls a LeeroyJenkins on the giant dragon and provokes him to attack the ponies. [[CowardlyLion Fluttershy]], finally forgetting her own fear of dragons when she sees her friends being attacked, flies right up to his face and starts telling him off for it, instantly changing the anger to shocked surprise. Combining the surprise effect with that of her DeathGlare and absolutely steely assertiveness, she eventually has him crying and then leaving peacefully.

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** An [[BadAss almost completely different]] different example in "Dragonshy": Rainbow Dash pulls a LeeroyJenkins on the giant dragon and provokes him to attack the ponies. [[CowardlyLion Fluttershy]], finally forgetting her own fear of dragons when she sees her friends being attacked, flies right up to his face and starts telling him off for it, instantly changing the anger to shocked surprise. Combining the surprise effect with that of her DeathGlare and absolutely steely assertiveness, she eventually has him crying and then leaving peacefully.
17th May '16 1:15:34 AM VVK
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Walords of Draenor'', there's a scene in which Chieftain Durotan's hot-headed brother Ga'nar comes to him enraged that he refused to take part in his campaign of revenge and challenges him to a duel for the leadership of the clan. Durotan asks him whether he thinks this is what their father would have wanted, and throws down his weapon and tells Ga'nar to go ahead and kill him. That's enough to make Ga'nar stand down and accept his leadership again.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Walords of Draenor'', there's Draenor'': There's a scene in which Chieftain Durotan's hot-headed brother Ga'nar comes to him enraged that he refused to take part in his campaign of revenge and challenges him to a duel for the leadership of the clan. Durotan asks him whether he thinks this is what their father would have wanted, and throws down his weapon and tells Ga'nar to go ahead and kill him. That's enough to make Ga'nar stand down and accept his leadership again.
1st Feb '16 6:45:51 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Many ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games allow you to talk to demons instead of fighting them as soon as you encounter them. If the conversation goes well, there will usually be options to end the fight, either through peacefully parting ways or having the demon you just talked to join you. However, it's also possible to piss off the demon and have their party take a free turn at you.
17th Dec '15 12:12:07 PM VVK
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Walords of Draenor'', there's a scene in which Chieftain Durotan's hot-headed brother Ga'nar comes to him enraged that he refused to take part in his campaign of revenge and challenges him to a duel for the leadership of the clan. Durotan asks him whether he thinks this is what their father would have wanted, and throws down his weapon and tells Ga'nar to go ahead and kill him. That's enough to make Ga'nar stand down.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Walords of Draenor'', there's a scene in which Chieftain Durotan's hot-headed brother Ga'nar comes to him enraged that he refused to take part in his campaign of revenge and challenges him to a duel for the leadership of the clan. Durotan asks him whether he thinks this is what their father would have wanted, and throws down his weapon and tells Ga'nar to go ahead and kill him. That's enough to make Ga'nar stand down.
down and accept his leadership again.
17th Dec '15 12:11:29 PM VVK
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Walords of Draenor'', there's a scene in which Chieftain Durotan's hot-headed brother Ga'nar comes to him enraged that he refused to take part in his campaign of revenge and challenges him to a duel for the leadership of the clan. Durotan asks him whether he thinks this is what their father would have wanted, and throws down his weapon and tells Ga'nar to go ahead and kill him. That's enough to make Ga'nar stand down.
22nd Sep '15 1:43:32 PM MechWarrior
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-->'''Reid:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny I dunno,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome maybe.]]

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-->'''Reid:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments I dunno,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome maybe.]]
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