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."

Edna Mode (whacking Elastigirl with a rolled-up newspaper), The Incredibles

"Get a hold of yourself, man! Quit Your Whining!"

Captain Kirk: Never seen that in a medical book.
Dr. McCoy: It's in mine from now on.
Star Trek: The Original Series, "Friday's Child"

"When a man strays from the right path, a kind man needs the courage to raise his fist and correct him."
Jamil Neate, After War Gundam X

Rydia: Coward. You're a man, aren't you? A grown man! Stop crying. I have.
Edward: 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!
Cecil: *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!"
Kamina, as he punches his brother in the face. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann''

Simon (who happened to be previously on the receiving end of the above), Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

You see? There are people who would punch you. I used to be lost. But I got punched and awoke from it!
Simon acknowledging this trope (See Kamina's entry), Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Lagann-Hen

"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.

Severed Head: Oh god, Professor! Where is my body? What have you done with my body? Aaaaaugh!
Mad Scientist: *slap*
Severed Head: Thanks, I needed that.

Basil: Oh, how could I have been so blind? Ratigan's proved he's more clever than I. He would never have walked into such an obvious trap.
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...
Dawson: That's enough! Dash it, all Basil! The queen's in danger, Olivia's counting on us, we're about to be horribly splatted, and all you can do is lie there feeling sorry for yourself! Now I know you can save us! But if you've given up, then why don't we just set it off now and be done with it?!

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!?
Amuro Ray: That's twice...! Not even my father hit me!
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! Nobody's making me pilot the Gundam ever again!! 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: Mr. Bright...
Frau Bow: Amuro, the Gundam has a piloting manual, right? I'll pilot the Gundam. I hate people who can't take credit for what they've done! If you can't admit that up until now, you're the one who protected White Base, then you're not a man! I...
Amuro Ray: Frau, there's no way you could pilot the Gundam. It's painful, 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.
Max: What can I do? What can I do? You're getting me hysterical!

Prophet: Psycho, I'm sorry but we don't have much time. We need to find another VTOL. Now.
Psycho: ...
Prophet: (reaches out to Psycho's shoulder) Psy-
Psycho: (shoves Prophet's hand away) Don't you fucking call me that!!
Prophet: We have to shut that energy beam down, Psycho, or everyone's going to die. Do you understand me?
Psycho: And what the fuck am I supposed to do about it, hey?! I'm Michael Sykes! I'm just a human, Prophet! I couldn't save one fucking life, not ONE!!!
Prophet: ...you selfish son of a BITCH!!! (throws Psycho to the ground) Don't you get it yet?! Rasch had me pinned back there! Kept me locked down 'cause of this damn suit! If you'd been wearing the suit, we'd all be dead! You being human is what saved us! (Beat) We're all human, Psycho. And we all fought: me, you, Nomad, Jester, all of us! WE fought! Not the goddamn nanosuits! Now it's just you and me left. We can make a difference. One last mission! Do you think she'd want you to quit now? (Psycho gets off the ground) Psy- Michael. Just so we're clear... this is gonna be a slaughter.
Psycho: ...too fucking right it is. And I'm gonna be doing the slaughtering. Like you said, boss: I don't need a suit. Don't need tech. Just need bottle, right?
Crysis 3

Optimus Prime: I've got to call them back, I can't put them in danger!
Vector Prime: Optimus Prime, pull yourself together! You're stronger than this!
Optimus Prime: We've been fighting for so long. Like the Defense Team, others will be hurt, and it's my fault! Galvatron is right, I have repeatedly put the lives of my team and the kids in danger. Have I been right?
Vector Prime: We all know this mission comes at a great risk, but what makes it easier is our trust in our leader!
Optimus Prime: But do I still deserve that trust?
Vector Prime: What are you talking about?
Optimus Prime: Remember...when we battled the Decepticons on Earth, I couldn't protect the team from Megatron then either. They trusted me! And it almost cost them their sparks. Now it's happening again! What if this time...this time they-
Vector Prime: That's it! I've heard enough!
Optimus Prime: Vector Prime-
Vector Prime: Sheer arrogance! Do you honestly think the Autobots fight these battles for you, Optimus?!
Optimus Prime: N...no...
Vector Prime: We are here, all of us, because we want to save our homes and put an end to Galvatrons evil!
Optimus Prime: But because of me-
Vector Prime: Because of you, we fight together as a team! Every single leader throughout history worried about the welfare of his forces when they went into battle, Optimus! But you must trust them to do their duty!
Optimus Prime: That's...true.
Vector Prime: After all, you are...a true leader. You allow your troops to use their own judgement. Everyone trusts you, because you trust everyone.
Transformers Cybertron, Episode 46 Optimus

Misato:"Grab your stuff off the floor and put it on in the car! I told you, there's no time to waste!"
Shinji:"Will you at least tell me what's going on!!!!?"
Misato (losing patience):"ASUKA'S GONNA GIVE BIRTH SOON!!!!!! Now hurry up, Shinji-kun!"
Shinji:"No...what the...?"
He stands there trembling.
Misato:"Hurry UP!"
Misato slaps him. Shinji doesn't even flinch.
Misato:"You're supposed to be a man now. ACT like a man! Come with me, NOW!"
He then grabs his clothes off the floor, and Misato half-drags him to the car, where Kaji is waiting for them.
The Child of Love, chapter 9

"Why am I the one who always stays alive? Why do people have to sacrifice themselves for me? I'm not worth it! My life is not worth so much pain. I should have been the one to die. Maybe there's still time to put an end to the pain."
I gasped as I felt Misato's hand hitting my cheek.
"Don't you ever say that, Shinji! Don't even dare think about it! If you die now, then all the sacrifice and suffering your friends went through would become meaningless! Don't disgrace them!"
The words hit me even harder then her hand. I had never thought about things this way.
The One I Love Is, chapter 11