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20th Feb '18 7:19:03 AM Andyroid
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** Nanny Ogg gets one near the end of ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', when she smashes the Dutchess on the back of the head with a cauldron mid-speech.

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** Nanny Ogg gets one near Near the end of ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', Lady Felmet is in a middle of a rant about how the "good people" of Lancre are too cowardly to stand up to her when she smashes the Dutchess on the back of the head Nanny knocks her out cold with a prop cauldron mid-speech.



-->"The machine ain't broken, Carcer. The machine is waiting for you. The city will kill you dead. The proper wheels'll turn. It'll be fair, I'll make sure of that. Afterward you won't be able to say you you didn't have a fair trial."

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-->"The --->"The machine ain't broken, Carcer. The machine is waiting for you. The city will kill you dead. The proper wheels'll turn. It'll be fair, I'll make sure of that. Afterward you won't be able to say you you didn't have a fair trial."
31st Jan '18 1:06:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In one of the most surprising examples of this trope, ''Aibileen'', of all people, interrupts Miss Hilly's attempts to threaten her at the end of TheHelp and then proceeds to ''blackmail'' her:

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* In one of the most surprising examples of this trope, ''Aibileen'', of all people, interrupts Miss Hilly's attempts to threaten her at the end of TheHelp Literature/TheHelp and then proceeds to ''blackmail'' her:
20th Jan '18 2:29:57 PM nombretomado
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* In "Literature/{{Manfred}}" by LordByron, the title character gives a verbal curb stomp to the devils who show up to drag him to hell:

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* In "Literature/{{Manfred}}" by LordByron, Creator/LordByron, the title character gives a verbal curb stomp to the devils who show up to drag him to hell:
12th Jan '18 2:42:58 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' High King Kallor (an ancient warrior king cursed with immortality - [[BlessedWithSuck but NOT eternal youth]]) fires off a BadassBoast to his dismissive allies: "I walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I have commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I have spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?" Fellow immortal Caladan Brood immediately shoots back with "Yes. You never learn."

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* In ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', High King Kallor (an -- an ancient warrior king cursed with immortality - immortality, [[BlessedWithSuck but NOT eternal youth]]) youth]] -- fires off a BadassBoast to his dismissive allies: "I walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I have commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I have spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?" Fellow immortal Caladan Brood immediately shoots back with with: "Yes. You never learn."
17th Dec '17 12:00:46 AM Eievie
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-->'''Puddleglum''': One word, Ma'am. ''[coming back from the fire; limping, because of the 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. So, thanking you kindly for 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 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 place as you say.

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-->'''Puddleglum''': One word, Ma'am. ''[coming back from the fire; limping, because of the pain]]'' 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. So, thanking you kindly for 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 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 place as you say.
17th Dec '17 12:00:26 AM Eievie
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-->"One word, Ma'am," he said, coming back from the fire; limping, because of the 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. So, thanking you kindly for 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 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 place as you say."

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-->"One -->'''Puddleglum''': One word, Ma'am," he said, coming Ma'am. ''[coming back from the fire; limping, because of the pain. "One 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. So, thanking you kindly for 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 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 place as you say."
16th Dec '17 3:19:59 PM Iris
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* [[DeadpanSnarker John]] gives an epic one in ''[[Literature/TheDevilsOnlyFriend The Devil's Only Friend]]'', cutting off an enemy by ''shooting [[ItMakesSenseInContext the corpse he's talking through]] in the jaw'', rendering it unable to talk. Even better, it works, pushing Rack into a VillainousBreakdown at [[AGodAmI being disrespected]] and [[spoiler:forcing him to possess the corpse John poisoned specially for him in order to talk again.]]
--->'''Rack:''' Do you really think that little thing will d-
--->'''John:''' ''[fires]'' No. I was just getting tired of your evil villain monologue.
20th Aug '17 10:56:24 PM GrammarNavi
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* Mara Jade gives an ''awesome'' one in ''Literature/IJedi'', mockingly comparing the villain-of-the-week to Darth Vader and Palpatine.

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* Mara Jade gives an ''awesome'' one in ''Literature/IJedi'', ''[[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'', mockingly comparing the villain-of-the-week to Darth Vader and Palpatine.
13th Jun '17 8:59:38 AM Argon2
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-->Francis: 'Everyone wants to rule the world', I said, filled with sorrow. 'Really, absolutely everyone. That's what it's all about, isn't it? That's what it's always about in the end. And every species believes that it's number one. Every individual is firmly convinced that he or she alone has the right to ascend to the throne and issue orders to get rid of others. And in reality everyone is fooling themselves, because up there on the throne it's lonely and cold. We don't have anything more to say to one another, my friend. I understand the reasons why you unleashed this nightmare, and I don't want to conceal from you either that I harbour certain feelings of sympathy for your remorselessly cruel plans. But not at this price, no, not at this terrible price! I will fight you and do everything in my power to destroy your life's work. This I swear as sure as I am standing here. And I'm going to begin by deleting this unspeakable program. I'm sorry...'

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-->Francis: -->'''Francis:''' 'Everyone wants to rule the world', I said, filled with sorrow. 'Really, absolutely everyone. That's what it's all about, isn't it? That's what it's always about in the end. And every species believes that it's number one. Every individual is firmly convinced that he or she alone has the right to ascend to the throne and issue orders to get rid of others. And in reality everyone is fooling themselves, because up there on the throne it's lonely and cold. We don't have anything more to say to one another, my friend. I understand the reasons why you unleashed this nightmare, and I don't want to conceal from you either that I harbour certain feelings of sympathy for your remorselessly cruel plans. But not at this price, no, not at this terrible price! I will fight you and do everything in my power to destroy your life's work. This I swear as sure as I am standing here. And I'm going to begin by deleting this unspeakable program. I'm sorry...'
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?''
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