Created By: FordPrefectMay 12, 2012

I Admit To That Last One

Objecting to all but one of a series of insults.

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The inverse of I Take Offense To That Last One, this is where a character takes offense to each of a series of insults except one, which he admits is spot on.

  • Iron Man 2:
    Tony: (reading a report about himself) "Mr. Stark displays compulsive behavior." In my own defense, that was a week ago. "Prone to self-destructive tendencies." I was dying, I mean please. And hey, aren't we all? "Textbook... narcissism?" (Looks up at Fury.)
    'Nick Fury: (Glares back)
    Tony: (Looks back down at folder) Agreed...

Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • May 12, 2012
    FordPrefect
    Belongs to Insult Tropes index. Needs More Examples, obviously.

  • May 13, 2012
    MorganWick
    It's a snowclone, but still, obligatory No New Stock Phrases comment here.
  • May 13, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    In The Magical Legend Of The Leprechauns a leprechaun has just revealed his identity to a fairy (it's a thinly veiled Romeo And Juliet allegory):
    Jessica: You're a leprechaun. A real one.
    Mickey: I am.
    Jessica: But Leprechauns are all vile and villainous, and vulgar!
    Mickey: Well, Trooping Fairies are all sneering, snobbish and selfish!
    Jessica: That is not true! We're not like that.
    Mickey: And we're not all vile and villainous. Now vulgar, maybe. That's fair enough, I can't argue there...
  • May 13, 2012
    Earnest
    Compare I Resemble That Remark.

    • The first Pirates Of The Caribbean film had Jack Sparrow complain after each of a trio of port wenches he had pissed off slaps him with "I didn't deserve that one" to "I probably did deserve that one" after recognizing the las one.
  • May 13, 2012
    FordPrefect
    Admitting to the Last One? (And, conversely, Objecting to the Last One.)

    I Resemble That Remark could probably benefit from a rename as well, as the phrase implies self-awareness (some of my high school friends used to quote it as such) while the trope doesn't.

  • May 14, 2012
    Omeganian
    "NO!" Hermione screamed. "Harry, don't trust him, he's been helping Black get into the castle, he wants you dead too -- he's a werewolf!"

    There was a ringing silence. Everyone's eyes were now on Lupin, who looked remarkably calm, though rather pale.

    "Not at all up to your usual standard, Hermione," he said. "Only one out of three, I'm afraid. I have not been helping Sirius get into the castle and I certainly don't want Harry dead. An odd shiver passed over his face. "But I won't deny that I am a werewolf."
  • May 15, 2012
    nemui10pm
    From the Arson Murder And Jaywalking page:

    • In one Black Jack story, Black Jack's school friend, Makube, is a criminal. He gets detained by the ICPO.
      Inspector: So you won't confess your crimes of murder, smuggling, drug-dealing, gambling fraud, forgery, battery, bribery, human trafficking, pimping, and public urination?
      Makube: I'll cop to public urination.
  • May 17, 2012
    sgamer82
    Obviously, Omeganian's entry is from Harry Potter. Specifically Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban.
  • May 17, 2012
    Mauri
    ^A perfect quote.

  • May 21, 2012
    TBeholder
    why not to add "inverted in X" for now and split the page via TRS when needed?
  • February 10, 2014
    XFllo
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  • February 10, 2014
    DAN004

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