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5th Dec '16 5:49:31 PM DustSnitch
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->''"[[Franchise/{{Batman}} That man]] won't quit as long as he can still draw a breath. None of [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica my teammates]] will. Me? I've got a different problem. I feel like I live in a '''[[TropeNamers world made of cardboard]]''', always taking care not to break something, to break ''someone''. Never allowing myself to lose control even for a moment, or someone could ''die''. But you can take it, can't you, [[ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} big man]]? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am."''

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->''"[[Franchise/{{Batman}} That man]] ->''"[Batman] won't quit as long as he can still draw a breath. None of [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica my teammates]] teammates will. Me? I've got a different problem. I feel like I live in a '''[[TropeNamers world '''world made of cardboard]]''', cardboard''', always taking care not to break something, to break ''someone''. Never allowing myself to lose control even for a moment, or someone could ''die''. But you can take it, can't you, [[ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} big man]]? man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am."''



* On Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s April 14, 2011 edition, Mickie James confronts her archenemy Madison Rayne, who the previous week hit her with a motorcycle. She gives her own speech, telling Madison that while she has been making her life a living hell, the previous week she went too far and tried to take the [[DirtyCoward coward's way out]] of their match. She then states that ''nothing'', including her dislocated shoulder, will stop her from beating Madison to within an inch of her life at ''Lockdown''. And she meant every word, ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown completely destroying]]'' Madison at ''Lockdown'' in [[CurbStompBattle 36 seconds]]. Deserves special mention for Mickie's completely {{Badass}} delivery of the speech.

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* On Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s April 14, 2011 edition, Mickie James confronts her archenemy Madison Rayne, who the previous week hit her with a motorcycle. She gives her own speech, telling Madison that while she has been making her life a living hell, the previous week she went too far and tried to take the [[DirtyCoward coward's way out]] of their match. She then states that ''nothing'', including her dislocated shoulder, will stop her from beating Madison to within an inch of her life at ''Lockdown''. And she meant every word, ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown completely destroying]]'' Madison at ''Lockdown'' in [[CurbStompBattle 36 seconds]]. Deserves special mention for Mickie's completely {{Badass}} badass delivery of the speech.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Sterling Archer gets a {{Badass}} one in "Sitting".

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Sterling Archer gets a {{Badass}} badass one in "Sitting".
1st Dec '16 5:23:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath's published ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''[[http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/638679747?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1 The Prometheus Design]]'' is ''all'' about Spock doing the "shouldn't hold back" type, encouraged by the legendary Vulcan explorer Savaj to accept and embrace his inner Badass. It seems that Vulcans have all kindsa super powers[[note]]among them, SuperStrength, MindControl Telepathy (aka true telepathy) and super-fast reaction time and reflexes[[/note]] and {{Badass}} abilities, but Spock, living among PunyEarthlings as he does, [[WillfullyWeak doesn't want to acknowledge his]]. According to the authors, Canon Spock was an extremely watered-down version of what he and Vulcans are really capable of. Pick up a copy of -- well, any of Marshak and Culbreath's published Star Trek novels, or [[http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startrek/kraith/ go read anything in the ''Kraith'' series starting with Volume Four]] which was where Marshak came on board the writing team[[note]]she virtually took over the remaining plot plans, and the series as creator Jacqueline Lichtenberg had envisioned it [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings was never completed]].[[/note]]. [[AuthorAppeal Marshak just loves this trope.]]

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* Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath's published ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''[[http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/638679747?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1 The Prometheus Design]]'' is ''all'' about Spock doing the "shouldn't hold back" type, encouraged by the legendary Vulcan explorer Savaj to accept and embrace his inner Badass. It seems that Vulcans have all kindsa super powers[[note]]among them, SuperStrength, MindControl Telepathy (aka true telepathy) and super-fast reaction time and reflexes[[/note]] and {{Badass}} badass abilities, but Spock, living among PunyEarthlings as he does, [[WillfullyWeak doesn't want to acknowledge his]]. According to the authors, Canon Spock was an extremely watered-down version of what he and Vulcans are really capable of. Pick up a copy of -- well, any of Marshak and Culbreath's published Star Trek novels, or [[http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startrek/kraith/ go read anything in the ''Kraith'' series starting with Volume Four]] which was where Marshak came on board the writing team[[note]]she virtually took over the remaining plot plans, and the series as creator Jacqueline Lichtenberg had envisioned it [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings was never completed]].[[/note]]. [[AuthorAppeal Marshak just loves this trope.]]
23rd Nov '16 10:00:50 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''Silence'' by Shusako Endo is a HistoricalFiction novel dealing with persecutions of JapaneseChristian in the 1600s by the Shogunate. The lead character, Fr. Rodrigo is wracked by the "silence of God" in the face of the sufferings undergone by the faithful and the ineffectiveness of any attempts at martyrdom. Eventually, [[spoiler:he apostasizes to prevent the sufferings of other captives and yet another apostate comes to him and treats him like a priest, insisting that they apostasized because they were weak and not strong, but they did not suffer the less for being so. This leads him to an epiphany where the act of compassion towards other people's sufferings and the capacity to share other people's pain is by itself proof of God]]:

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* ''Silence'' ''[[Film/{{Silence}} Silence]]'' by Shusako Endo is a HistoricalFiction novel dealing with persecutions of JapaneseChristian in the 1600s by the Shogunate. The lead character, Fr. Rodrigo is wracked by the "silence of God" in the face of the sufferings undergone by the faithful and the ineffectiveness of any attempts at martyrdom. Eventually, [[spoiler:he apostasizes to prevent the sufferings of other captives and yet another apostate comes to him and treats him like a priest, insisting that they apostasized because they were weak and not strong, but they did not suffer the less for being so. This leads him to an epiphany where the act of compassion towards other people's sufferings and the capacity to share other people's pain is by itself proof of God]]:
21st Nov '16 4:51:48 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Harry provides a succinct one to a HYDRA assault team in chapter 74 when he has finally been pushed too far.

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** Harry provides a succinct one to a HYDRA assault team in chapter 74 when [[RageBreakingPoint he has finally been pushed too far.]]
21st Nov '16 4:50:30 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Thor (previously James Potter - the first attempt at the whole humility thing sort of backfired) give Snape a speech along these lines, referencing a canon BadassBoast.
-->'''Thor:''' I am the God of Thunder and Lightning spoken of in ancient myth and whispered legend, Snape. I am he who battled Jormungand, the father of all great serpents, and fought the greatest Jotunheim had to offer when Merlin was but a suckling babe. I am Thor Odinson, God of the Vikings. [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Not a petty conjuror of cheap trricks.]] All the power of the storm, from all the world, flows through my veins. It can be summoned by my hammer at any time, wherever it is. A lightning storm in Japan? Mine. A hurricane off the coast of Barbados? Mine again. A brace of tornadoes in Kansas? Mine. All that might, all that destructive force, ''mine'' to command.
** Harry provides a succinct one to a HYDRA assault team in chapter 74 when he has finally been pushed too far.
-->'''Harry:''' You people and your guns. Did you think that they would protect you from ''me?''
19th Nov '16 1:08:22 PM darkslash
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-->'''Raven:''' My career choices are limited. I have been shamefully forbidden to serve in any military. I CAN act directly if the situation involves magic or is an immediate threat to myself or others. You are a homocidal wizard attacking a public school. No-one will care if I kill you.\\

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-->'''Raven:''' My career choices are limited. I have been shamefully forbidden to serve in any military. I CAN act directly if the situation involves magic or is an immediate threat to myself or others. You are a homocidal wizard attacking a public school. No-one will care if I kill you.\\
19th Nov '16 1:07:33 PM darkslash
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** Adrian Raven gives one when the school he teaches at is being attacked by a wizard[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=995]]

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** Adrian Raven gives one when the school he teaches at is being attacked by a wizard[[http://www.[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=995]]php?id=995 wizard]]
19th Nov '16 1:06:48 PM darkslash
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---> '''Sam''': I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo; the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didnít want to know the end... because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was, when so much bad had happened? But in the end, itís only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didnít. They kept going... because they were holding on to something\\

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---> '''Sam''': I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo; the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didnít want to know the end... because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was, when so much bad had happened? But in the end, itís it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didnít. They kept going... because they were holding on to something\\


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** Adrian Raven gives one when the school he teaches at is being attacked by a wizard[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=995]]
-->'''Raven:''' My career choices are limited. I have been shamefully forbidden to serve in any military. I CAN act directly if the situation involves magic or is an immediate threat to myself or others. You are a homocidal wizard attacking a public school. No-one will care if I kill you.\\
14th Nov '16 7:37:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''KatawaShoujo'', near the end of Shizune's route, Hisao takes Misha on a tour of a campus, showing her places where they spent time during their days together, and how he started out as depressed and unwilling to do anything, but became more engaged over time. He ultimately concludes by telling her that he had to face the painful truth that he essentially pushed away all his friends during his time in the hospital and he [[spoiler:does not want her to do the same to Shizune]].

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* In ''KatawaShoujo'', ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', near the end of Shizune's route, Hisao takes Misha on a tour of a campus, showing her places where they spent time during their days together, and how he started out as depressed and unwilling to do anything, but became more engaged over time. He ultimately concludes by telling her that he had to face the painful truth that he essentially pushed away all his friends during his time in the hospital and he [[spoiler:does not want her to do the same to Shizune]].
14th Nov '16 1:10:52 PM LuciaMoore
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* ''Music/TheGalileo7'' song ''Running with Scissors'' invokes this image as well.
--->''And I'm running with scissors, in a world made of paper and paste''\\
''Nothing can stop me, no one can stand in my way''
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