History ShutUpHannibal / Literature

28th Sep '16 10:31:39 PM jverd
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** The beginning of that speech (just after slapping the Fairy Queen, after listening to her run-on threat) is epic. The contempt practically oozes off the page. Granny has raised not taking shit to high art.
--> You threaten me with ''that? Me?'' Who am becoming ''old?''
14th Sep '16 1:48:20 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/EndersGame Shadow Puppets]]'' by Orson Scott Card, Achilles has [[spoiler: stolen Bean's test tubes babies]] and blackmails him into [[spoiler:coming onto his home turf unarmed]]. Even trying to ransom them, using one as a shield saying he wouldn't dare hurt it to which Bean responds by crushing it beneath his foot. Then [[spoiler: Achilles realizes he's been betrayed by his 'compatriots'. Suddenly Bean has a gun and Achilles has a knife.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/EndersGame Shadow Puppets]]'' ''Literature/ShadowPuppets'' by Orson Scott Card, Achilles has [[spoiler: stolen [[spoiler:stolen Bean's test tubes tube babies]] and blackmails him into [[spoiler:coming onto his home turf unarmed]]. Even trying to ransom them, using one as a shield saying he wouldn't dare hurt it it, to which Bean responds by crushing it beneath his foot. Then [[spoiler: Achilles [[spoiler:Achilles realizes he's been betrayed by his 'compatriots'. Suddenly Bean has a gun and Achilles has a knife.]]
12th Aug '16 1:35:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[{{Conqueror}} Bones of the Hills]]'', when the Mongols have razed the Assassins' fortress, the Old Man of the Mountains attempts to break Genghis Khan by telling him he doesn't understand anything, that he only knows destruction, and that nobody will remember him after he's gone. The gurkhan just laughs and orders Tsubodai to kill him.

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* In ''[[{{Conqueror}} ''[[Literature/{{Conqueror}} Bones of the Hills]]'', when the Mongols have razed the Assassins' fortress, the Old Man of the Mountains attempts to break Genghis Khan by telling him he doesn't understand anything, that he only knows destruction, and that nobody will remember him after he's gone. The gurkhan just laughs and orders Tsubodai to kill him.
29th Jun '16 1:26:52 AM giygasattack
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** And how can we forget Death in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''?

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** And how can we forget Death **Death in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''?''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''
21st Dec '15 8:02:42 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': Puddleglum does this to TheVamp, narrowly preventing her from [[BrainWashed brainwashing]] him and the rest of the heroes.
-->"[[AllJustADream Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things]]—trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and [[CrystalDragonJesus Aslan himself]]. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that's a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We're just babies making up a game, if you're right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow. That's why I'm going to stand by the play-world. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it.]] I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia."
** Bonus points for Puddleglum, because he managed to achieve a Shut Up, Hannibal! even after ''conceding to everything she'd said''.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': In ''Literature/TheSilverChair'', Puddleglum does gives an unusually verbose but still epic version of this trope. Bonus points for verbally kicking ass ''even after conceding to TheVamp, narrowly preventing her everything the BigBad said''.
-->"One word, Ma'am," he said, coming back
from [[BrainWashed brainwashing]] him and the rest fire; limping, because of the heroes.
-->"[[AllJustADream
pain. "One word. All you've been saying is quite right, I shouldn't wonder. I'm a chap who always liked to know the worst and then put the best face I can on it. So I won't deny any of what you said. But there's one thing more to be said, even so. [[AllJustADream Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things]]—trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and [[CrystalDragonJesus Aslan himself]]. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that's a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We're just babies making up a game, if you're right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow. That's why I'm going to stand by the play-world. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it.]] I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia."
** Bonus points
So, thanking you kindly for Puddleglum, because he managed our supper, if these two gentlemen and the young lady are ready, we're leaving your court at once and setting out in the dark to achieve spend our lives looking for Overland. Not that our lives will be very long, I should think; but that's small loss if the world's as dull a Shut Up, Hannibal! even after ''conceding to everything she'd said''.place as you say."
27th Nov '15 2:50:07 PM randomtroper89
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* In ''Literature/RedDragon'', Will Graham comes about as close as anyone gets to giving Hannibal Lecter himself this treatment. Granted, he says it out loud to a written letter, but it shows exactly what he thinks about having the same motivations as a deranged serial killer.
** Earlier in the book, he calls one of Lecter's bluffs by ''walking away'' when he tries to get a lecture rolling.

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* In ''Literature/RedDragon'', ''Literature/RedDragon'':
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Will Graham calls one of Lecter's bluffs by ''walking away'' when he tries to get a lecture rolling.
** He later
comes about as close as anyone gets to giving Hannibal Lecter himself this treatment. Granted, he says it out loud to a written letter, but it shows exactly what he thinks about having the same motivations as a deranged serial killer.
** Earlier in the book, he calls one of Lecter's bluffs by ''walking away'' when he tries to get a lecture rolling.
killer.
29th Jul '15 1:33:12 PM Anddrix
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* In ''[[Literature/TheMortalInstruments City Of Glass]]'', Valentine avoids this by using a magic rune to keep Clary quiet ''so he can monologue without interruption''. [[spoiler: She eventually gives a rebuttal by writing in the dirt]].

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* In ''[[Literature/TheMortalInstruments City Of Glass]]'', ''Literature/CityOfGlass'', Valentine avoids this by using a magic rune to keep Clary quiet ''so he can monologue without interruption''. [[spoiler: She eventually gives a rebuttal by writing in the dirt]].
10th Feb '15 6:56:46 AM isoycrazy
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* Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' does this a lot, given how GenreSavvy he is. One of the more dramatic examples is when he verbally shuts down [[spoiler: Queen Mab]] at the end of ''Literature/GhostStory''. When [[spoiler: she brings him back to life]], Harry says he will honor his word, but must do it ''his'' way, or else he becomes a mindless thug, exactly what [[spoiler: Mab]] ''doesn't'' want. In a partial subversion, the recipient is both furious and elated at this statement.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''
** In ''Death Masks'' the powerful villain Nicodemus gives
Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' does this a lot, given how GenreSavvy he is. One of brutal breaking speech, [[spoiler:Harry refuses Nicodemus' offer with the more dramatic examples quote "[l]ead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." This is followed by Harry's usual eloquence for declarative statements, when Nicodemus asked if he was sure, "Fuck off, Nick."]]
** When
he verbally shuts down [[spoiler: Queen Mab]] at the end of ''Literature/GhostStory''. When [[spoiler: she brings him back to life]], Harry says he will honor his word, but must do it ''his'' way, or else he becomes a mindless thug, exactly what [[spoiler: Mab]] ''doesn't'' want. In a partial subversion, the recipient is both furious and elated at this statement.
25th Dec '14 3:25:48 PM EnglishGuruLady
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**Made even better in the film version of ''The Help'' because Aibileen also calls Hilly a godless woman.
12th Dec '14 9:07:22 AM Anddrix
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* In [[Literature/TheMortalInstruments City Of Glass]], Valentine avoids this by using a magic rune to keep a character quiet ''so he can monologue without interruption''. The character eventually gives a rebuttal by writing in the dirt.

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* In [[Literature/TheMortalInstruments ''[[Literature/TheMortalInstruments City Of Glass]], Glass]]'', Valentine avoids this by using a magic rune to keep a character Clary quiet ''so he can monologue without interruption''. The character [[spoiler: She eventually gives a rebuttal by writing in the dirt.dirt]].
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