Contrary to what many treatises preach, I don't believe that morale shocks off the battlefield are better off delivered all at once. Several consecutive blows bring the expectation of more to come. That perception comes in more useful than one instance of great panic.
And it's so rich!
And it's so rare!
To take his shirt, his shoes, his jewelry
And then we'll thin his hair!
Oh, we'll emasculate him slowly
All the better to enjoy
Do you know what my days used to look like? I just tested! Nobody murdered me... Or put me in a potato... Or fed me to birds... I had a pretty good life. And then you showed up. You dangerous. Mute. Lunatic.
— GLaDOS, Portal 2
N-Noooooooooooooo! M-M-My makeuuuuuup! [...] (answers phone) Hello, this is L'Belle! ...What? The project... is off? (answers phone) This is L'Belle! ...The sponsors have pulled out? (answers phone) L'Belle speaking! ...I'm fired? You mean I'm no longer Mayor Tenma's aide?! (answers phone) Hello, this is L'Belle! ...What? There's a stratospheric damages claim against me? ...One hundred m-m-million dollars?
—Florent L'Belle, shortly after confessing to Rex Kyubi's murder, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
She's not the girl you think she is, so let me tell you plainly.
There's thick black hair between her toes, and her real name isn't Blaineley! (Hey!)
She's a phony scheming weasel-nose, and her real name isn't Blaineley! (Hey!)
She steals and lies and she's evil, bros, and her real name isn't Blaineleeey!
Crushed and broken beneath the body of a small, naked child...yep, I think I'm done here.
Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"You CHEAP LITTLE ROTTER! I've been run over by a car, forced to drive a gimp shopping cart, threatened by your gestapo security guards, had me head set on fire, I was attacked by wild lobsters, beaten by a very large woman, had me dog wrapped in plastic, nearly starved to death, and I still made the 12:00 deadline. So if you don't change that total back to a dollar fifty, I WILL DO SOMETHING NOT NICE!
Rocko's Modern Life, "Rocko's Happy Sack"
''"We got through Max's dyslexia. And Carmen having to switch schools. Your uncle dying. My parents getting a divorce. Your father throwing you in jail. The garage burning down. Why does everything happen to us!? Are we cursed!? Did you cut off a voodoo priest in traffic!?"
—Anglie Lopez, The George Lopez Show
I clean up my act, I did rehab, I'm a TV personality, I'm sober for two years, and this happens: Rugrat goes and gets busted down in Miami, and guess who the fuck with? Saurel. I mean, what are the fuckin' odds? There had to be ten thousand Swiss bankers in Geneva, and Rugrat gets the one dumb enough to get himself arrested on U.S. soil. Even more fucked was that he got busted for shit that had nothing to do with me. It had nothing to fucking do with me! Something about laundering drug money through off-shore boat racing and a guy named Rocky Aoki - you know, the founder of Benihana.
BENI-FUCKING-HANA?! WHY?! WHY, WHY, GOD?! Why would You be so cruel as to choose a chain of fucking hibachi restaurants to take me down?!
—Jordan Belfort, fresh from being arrested on camera, The Wolf of Wall Street