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1st Aug '17 8:07:03 AM xcountryguy
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** A version (of the trope, not of the Buster Call) is, surprisingly, pulled off by crybaby Coby at [[spoiler: Ace's execution after he is killed and the marines and pirates are still fighting.]]
*** Or rather [[spoiler: that the pirates have given up and started a retreat. But the Marines, lead by a war-mongering Akainu, press the attack. Eventually Coby can't take it anymore and yells for them to stop the senselessness of it all.]]

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** A version (of the trope, not of the Buster Call) is, surprisingly, pulled off by crybaby Coby at [[spoiler: Ace's [[spoiler:Ace's execution after he is killed and the marines and pirates are still fighting.]]
*** Or rather [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that the pirates have given up and started a retreat. But the Marines, lead by a war-mongering Akainu, press the attack. Eventually Coby can't take it anymore and yells for them to stop the senselessness of it all.]]



* ''Manga/MakenKi'' {{invert|edTrope}}s it, by having Leo try to reason with Takeru, ''[[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/57/20/ before]]'' he killed Gouken. Leo tried telling him that it wouldn't solve anything, since [[spoiler: [[BigBad Takeru Yamato]]]] would simply [[BodySurf possess a new body.]] Nor was is it what [[spoiler: Himegami]] would've wanted him to do. But Takeru was so enraged that he still did it anyway. In the end, it changed nothing. Gouken had simply been a victim [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/57/25/ of Takeru's frustration.]]
* [[spoiler:Iserina]] from the Anime/MobileSuitGundam TV series tries to avenge the death of her boyfriend, [[spoiler: Garma Zabi]] She only ends up dead, and the White Base crew end up reflecting on how useless her RoaringRampageOfRevenge was.

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* ''Manga/MakenKi'' {{invert|edTrope}}s it, by having Leo try to reason with Takeru, ''[[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/57/20/ before]]'' he killed Gouken. Leo tried telling him that it wouldn't solve anything, since [[spoiler: [[BigBad [[spoiler:[[BigBad Takeru Yamato]]]] would simply [[BodySurf possess a new body.]] Nor was is it what [[spoiler: Himegami]] [[spoiler:Himegami]] would've wanted him to do. But Takeru was so enraged that he still did it anyway. In the end, it changed nothing. Gouken had simply been a victim [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/57/25/ of Takeru's frustration.]]
* [[spoiler:Iserina]] from the Anime/MobileSuitGundam TV series tries to avenge the death of her boyfriend, [[spoiler: Garma [[spoiler:Garma Zabi]] She only ends up dead, and the White Base crew end up reflecting on how useless her RoaringRampageOfRevenge was.



** [[spoiler: Now even more senseless now that the [[EldritchAbomination Ten-Tails]] has been fully resurrected, albeit not at full power.]]

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** [[spoiler: Now [[spoiler:Now even more senseless now that the [[EldritchAbomination Ten-Tails]] has been fully resurrected, albeit not at full power.]]



* In the Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Edge of Battle'', [[spoiler: Zakharov]] makes such a comment when he sees that [[spoiler: Frank Falcone]], who he believed was committed enough to do what had to be done, has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and is DrivenToSuicide.

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* In the Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Edge of Battle'', [[spoiler: Zakharov]] [[spoiler:Zakharov]] makes such a comment when he sees that [[spoiler: Frank [[spoiler:Frank Falcone]], who he believed was committed enough to do what had to be done, has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and is DrivenToSuicide.



* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Out Of Time", Kryten deploys the term in advance when, thanks to visiting time-travelers, he learns that Lister is going to [[spoiler: end up as a disembodied brain in a jar.]]

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* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Out Of Time", Kryten deploys the term in advance when, thanks to visiting time-travelers, he learns that Lister is going to [[spoiler: end [[spoiler:end up as a disembodied brain in a jar.]]



* Lino En Kuldes says this during the climax of ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'', after watching [[spoiler: Troy choose to go down with his ship after losing a showdown with the hero]].

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* Lino En Kuldes says this during the climax of ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'', after watching [[spoiler: Troy [[spoiler:Troy choose to go down with his ship after losing a showdown with the hero]].
25th Jul '17 1:17:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Also said by Captain Boomerang in ''SuicideSquad'' after letting Mindboggler get gunned down from behind.

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* Also said by Captain Boomerang in ''SuicideSquad'' ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad'' after letting Mindboggler get gunned down from behind.
24th Jul '17 5:04:51 AM gophergiggles
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* In ''VideoGame/MegaManX4'', this is how X feels after defeating Magma Dragoon, since they had been allies for quite some time and Dragoon's only real reason for [[FaceHeelTurn going rogue]] was wanting a [[WorthyOpponent good fight with X]].

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* In ''VideoGame/MegaManX4'', this is how X feels after defeating Magma Dragoon, since they had been allies for quite some time and Dragoon's only real reason for [[FaceHeelTurn going rogue]] was wanting a [[WorthyOpponent good fight with X]]. It's also notably the only time in the game X or Zero don't do their victory pose before teleporting away after a battle.
6th May '17 5:03:47 AM Codefreak5
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** Stated twice in ''VideoGame/FreeSpace'', both times in response to the commanders of crippled and severely outgunned capital ships who attempt to ram rather than surrender and get blown out of the sky for their troubles.

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** * Stated twice in ''VideoGame/FreeSpace'', both times in response to the commanders of crippled and severely outgunned capital ships who attempt to ram rather than surrender and get blown out of the sky for their troubles.
22nd Apr '17 5:15:43 PM nombretomado
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* Lino En Kuldes says this during the climax of ''SuikodenIV'', after watching [[spoiler: Troy choose to go down with his ship after losing a showdown with the hero]].

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* Lino En Kuldes says this during the climax of ''SuikodenIV'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'', after watching [[spoiler: Troy choose to go down with his ship after losing a showdown with the hero]].
26th Feb '17 11:46:46 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''LightNovel/KumoDesuGaNaniKa'' Julius regrets the death of Blow, a WorthyOpponent who also had a brother waiting at home. The nearby Shiraori instead respects Blow's death as proof of his determination and pride.
** Not long after Shiraori is forced to destroy the Demon's First Army due to interference by Sariel. She regrets having to do so as she'd had plans for the army and respected their leader, Argnar.
--->'''Shiraori''': Sorry, Argnar. In order to grant the future you wish for the demons, the only option was to abandon you.
25th Feb '17 2:02:11 PM nombretomado
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* In the DaleBrown novel ''Edge of Battle'', [[spoiler: Zakharov]] makes such a comment when he sees that [[spoiler: Frank Falcone]], who he believed was committed enough to do what had to be done, has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and is DrivenToSuicide.

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* In the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Edge of Battle'', [[spoiler: Zakharov]] makes such a comment when he sees that [[spoiler: Frank Falcone]], who he believed was committed enough to do what had to be done, has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and is DrivenToSuicide.
16th Feb '17 1:45:04 PM ILikeRobots
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* In ''Franchise/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia The Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light]]'' (and it's remake, ''Shadow Dragon'') [[WorthyOpponent Camus's]] death by MyCountryRightOrWrong and HonorBeforeReason is treated as such. [[spoiler:Subverted:He comes BackFromTheDead in ''Gaiden'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem'', and not only that, he actually joins you]].

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* In ''Franchise/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia The Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight'' (and it's its remake, ''Shadow Dragon'') Dragon''), [[WorthyOpponent Camus's]] death by MyCountryRightOrWrong and HonorBeforeReason is treated as such. [[spoiler:Subverted:He [[spoiler:Subverted: He comes BackFromTheDead in ''Gaiden'' ''Videogame/FireEmblemGaiden'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem'', ''Videogame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'', and not only that, he actually joins you]].
9th Feb '17 2:29:09 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** In the Spaniard Spanish dub the bit about the almost complete destruction of the Cassiopeian fleet was unfortunately lost. While the camera pans over the wreckage of Cassiopeian warships, the Great Computer simply mentions with scorn how unbelievable is that the Cassiopeians refuse to accept the evidence.

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** In the Spaniard Spanish dub the bit about the almost complete destruction of the Cassiopeian fleet was unfortunately lost. While the camera pans [[SceneryGorn over the wreckage of Cassiopeian warships, warships]], the Great Computer simply mentions with scorn how unbelievable is that the Cassiopeians refuse to accept the evidence.
9th Feb '17 2:28:28 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** The Italian dub has Peter, a member of [[TheFederation Omega]]'s SpacePolice, provide another one as he assists at the battle, concluding with "This is what happens when your leader is a madman". Given that the GloriousLeader of Cassiopeia, general Pest, is one of the best examples of AlwaysChaoticEvil in fiction, who dared to leave Omega only because he was sure the Humanoids were on ''his'' side and declared war on them just before they were supposed to deliver him a PlanetKiller (in fact ''he'' caused the Humanoids to be a threat, convincing them that [[WellIntentionedExtremist they had to rule on flesh and blood sentients to protect them from themselves]] when he approached them) and had [[DefiedTrope refused to]] [[EnemyMine rejoin Omega to fight the common enemy when the Humanoids revealed their true colours]], [[{{Understatement}} he has a point]].

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** The Italian dub has Peter, a member of [[TheFederation Omega]]'s SpacePolice, provide another one as he assists at the battle, concluding with "This is what happens when your leader is a madman". Given that the GloriousLeader of Cassiopeia, general Pest, is one of the best examples of AlwaysChaoticEvil in fiction, who dared to leave Omega only because he was sure the Humanoids were on ''his'' side and declared war on them just before they were supposed to deliver him a PlanetKiller (in fact ''he'' caused the Humanoids to be a threat, convincing them that [[WellIntentionedExtremist they had to rule on flesh and blood sentients to protect them from themselves]] when he approached them) and had [[DefiedTrope refused to]] [[EnemyMine rejoin Omega to fight the common enemy when the Humanoids revealed their true colours]], [[{{Understatement}} he has a point]].point]][[note]]Not to mention to build a base using as workforce prisoners in a planet that orbits a star that can go supernova in any moment, ignoring the senators who warn him about the instability of said star, and once it blows up to send ships to rescue the hardware first and the workforce later.[[/note]]
** In the Spaniard Spanish dub the bit about the almost complete destruction of the Cassiopeian fleet was unfortunately lost. While the camera pans over the wreckage of Cassiopeian warships, the Great Computer simply mentions with scorn how unbelievable is that the Cassiopeians refuse to accept the evidence.
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