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24th Sep '17 11:49:39 AM nombretomado
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* In Eddings' ''[[{{Belgariad}} Belgarath The Sorcerer]]'', after witnessing a large battle, Poledra reminds you she has NoSocialSkills with a simple line:

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* In Eddings' ''[[{{Belgariad}} ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgarath The Sorcerer]]'', after witnessing a large battle, Poledra reminds you she has NoSocialSkills with a simple line:
18th Sep '17 3:08:13 AM gophergiggles
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Troy [=McClure=] appears in a ''Red Asphalt''-style traffic safety video, observing a car accident and uttering this line in a heavy tone of voice. Then he instantly brightens and goes into his usual introductory spiel.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. when Troy [=McClure=] appears in a ''Red Asphalt''-style traffic safety video, observing a car accident and uttering this line in a heavy tone of voice. Then he instantly brightens and goes into his usual introductory spiel.spiel.
** Challenged in one episode when Marge discovers a convict named Jack Crowley who not only seems like a good person at heart but also has immense talent as an artist. Marge almost utters the line word for word when she remarks on what a waste of talent it is for him to be locked behind bars and ignores all the warnings from the Warden that he's merely charming Marge and isn't worth trying to help. [[spoiler:It turns out the Warden was entirely right: Jack really is a very dangerous and imbalanced criminal, a ConsummateLiar, and a delusional pyromaniac who took every advantage of Marge.]]
28th Aug '17 6:20:36 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite2'', the good conscience says this word-for-word if you start killing your own villiagers. It seems to happen more often if your alignment is 'good'.

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* In ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite2'', ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite 2'', the good conscience says this word-for-word if you start killing your own villiagers. It seems to happen more often if your alignment is 'good'.
28th Aug '17 6:20:08 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In Black and White 2, the good conscience says this word-for-word if you start killing your own villiagers. It seems to happen more often if your alignment is 'good'.

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* In Black and White 2, ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite2'', the good conscience says this word-for-word if you start killing your own villiagers. It seems to happen more often if your alignment is 'good'.
'good'.
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.
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