Quotes: Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!
"A captain capable of commanding his troops well (see: slapping the fail out of them) is essential to any mecha team's success."
"When a man strays from the right path, a kind man needs the courage to raise his fist and correct him."
: Coward. You're a man, aren't you? A grown man! Stop crying. I have.
: You're right. I'm nothing but a coward, just as you say! That's why I'm just going to stay at Anna's side! It doesn't matter anymore, nothing does!
: *SLAP* You're not the only one who's grieving. Anna would not wish to see you fawning like a fool.
"Let's see you GRIT THOSE TEETH!"
You see? There are people who would punch you. I used to be lost. But I got punched and awoke from it!
"When your spirit is floating down that tunnel towards the light, you know what's behind the light? It's not God. It's me. And I'm going to kick your poncey soul all the way back down the tunnel til you choke on your own fucked up ribs. Now... Wake. The Fuck. Up."
— Rusko, opening lyrics of the song Cockney Thug.
: Oh god, Professor! Where is my body? What have you done with my body? Aaaaaugh!
: Thanks, I needed that.
Dawson: Oh, pull yourself together! You can stop that villain!
Basil: Oh, it's finally happened, I've been outwitted! Beaten! Duped! Made a fool of! Ridiculed! Belittled...
Amuro Ray: Y-you hit me...!
Bright Noah: So what if I hit you!? Maybe that'll give you something to complain about and make you feel better!
Amuro Ray: Do you really think I'm that petty!?
Bright Noah: Well, it just means that your father is too soft on you! You can't be a man, if you can't even take a few hits!
Amuro Ray: No, I won't do it! Who wants to ride a Gundam again anyway!? Ugh...!
Frau Bow: Stop whining, Amuro! That's pathetic!
*Ship is shaking*
Bright Noah: I'm going to the bridge! Amuro, as of now you're nothing but a coward! I thought you had what it takes to defeat Char... looks like I was mistaken!
Amuro Ray: Bright-san...
Frau Bow: Amuro, the Gundam has a piloting manual, right? I'll pilot the Gundam. I hate men who can't take credits of what he's done! If you can't admit that up until now, you're the one who protected the White Base, then you're not a man! I...
: Frau-san, you can't pilot the Gundam. It pains me to do this, but... I am a man, after all.
—The Bright Slap scene from Mobile Suit Gundam
, with volleys of volleys of the trope until Amuro gets a hold of himself.
"They have a weapon that turns soldier's brains to mush," said Kotay. "An army of beautiful naked cyborg girls."
"Well, tell your men to pull themselves together!"
"That's what they're doing. Half the division has already gone blind.
— Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space
Leo: I'm hysterical! I'm having hysteria 'cuz I'm hysterical! I can't stop when I get like this! I can't stop! I'm hysterical! (Max splashes water on him.)
I'm wet! I'm wet! I'm hysterical and I'm wet! (Max slaps him)
I'm in pain! And I'm wet! And I'm still hysterical! No, no, no, don't hit, don't hit, it doesn't help! It only increases my sense of danger.
What can I do? What can I do? You're getting me