- Friendship Is Aura: During the fight with Cerberus, he rants about how ponies are weak and friendship is worthless. The Mane Six reply by obliterating him with the Elements of Harmony.
- The God Empress of Ponykind: During the Siege of Canterlot, Silverlight, the leader of the Loyalist Lunar Knights, manages to completely resist Nightmare Moon's corruption through sheer Heroic Willpower.
Shadowbolt Leader: I... Impossible! None can resist the Dark Gods!Silverlight: I believe I just did. (decapitates the Shadowbolt)
- I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC gives everyone a turn or two to monologue about something, but whenever the villains lecture someone, a rebuttal isn't far behind. Respectively, Superman responds to Lex Luthor's monologue with one clear-cut statement, and Spider-Man draws on his own experiences to show that Joker doesn't have a leg to stand on. However, it's ultimately Green Goblin who utterly destroys him verbally.
- The scene in question comes later, but the way Gobby brushes off his standard death threat also warrants mention.
The Joker: Tell me something, my friend — ever dance with the devil by the pale moonlight?Green Goblin: Yeah, he told me you're gay.
- The scene in question comes later, but the way Gobby brushes off his standard death threat also warrants mention.
- Justice League of Equestria:
- Mare of Steel:
Zod: You will kneel before me, daughter of Jor-El. Even if it takes my entire life and all my strength, you. Will. KNEEL!Rainbow Dash: (blocks blow) "I’ll only kneel to two ponies. And you’re not one of them!" (throws Zod through a wall)
- Early on, when Rainbow Dash first runs into Trixie in Seaddle, Trixie tries to say they're Not So Different by pointing out that they're both braggarts. Rainbow shoots her down by pointing out that at least she knows to stop before someone gets hurt, and then when Trixie tries to challenge her to prove who's superior, Rainbow just walks away, saying she's not worth it. Trixie has a brief Villainous Breakdown at this.
- Later, this exchange during her final fight with General Zod:
"Welcome to Equestria, Brainiac."
- In the second arc, there's her refusal to submit to Brainiac's Sadistic Choice and let him break her, instead saving Scootaloo and rushing off to stop the bomb in Cloudsdale.
- The Princess of Themyscira: During the Final Battle, Ares derides the mortal realm, and questions why Diana is even bothering to protect it. Diana responds with a speech about all the good and beauty she's seen since coming to Equestria, despite the mortal ponies' flaws, saying that is exactly why she won't stop defending them as long as she's still breathing.
- Mare of Steel:
- My Little Avengers: During the Final Battle, each of the Avengers does this to their Dark Avenger counterpart — Captain Equestria breaks through the Ghost Flyer's attempted Mind Rape via sheer willpower and delivers a brief "World of Cardboard" Speech before beating the Flyer unconscious; Firebird and Iron Pony both point out the hypocrisy of Iron Monger and Red Skull's own Breaking Lectures (with Iron Pony giving his own WOC speech in the process); and when Loki (in the middle of a Villainous Breakdown) is screaming at Thor for defying him, Thor retorts that after everything Loki's done, he has no right to be upset about Thor fighting back.
- Light delivers an epic one combined with his own Breaking Speech in No Hoper when he gets sick of Nepheret's Cultural Posturing and her insistence that all vampyres are really nice and cuddly and that humans oppress them for no reason:
Neferet: While we are permitted to excel in the Arts and live freely this part of our daily lives, we are not always permitted to worship our Goddess Nyx with such freedom, while humans are – and for much of human history have always been – able to worship their god or gods. While we have not judged them for their decisions, for we are Nyx's children and the humans are not hers, they feel it is their liberty to judge us for ours. As you have no doubt heard or seen, this has culminated, as of late, in the slaughter in cold blood of our beloved professors by religious zealots. We have done nothing to them, and yet they feel the need to do something to us-Light: Excuse me, Neferet, but you cannot possibly believe that.Neferet: Oh, what can I not possibly believe? Am I to believe that two honoured professors were not murdered on our grounds? That this wasn't most likely the fault of the People of Faith?Light: On the contrary, what you cannot possibly believe is that the vampyres were completely faultless on their part.Neferet: And would you care to elaborate on this theory of yours? Why don't you stand up, so everyone can hear what you have to say?Light: You see, Neferet, my father was a police detective. Thanks to this, and international broadcasts, I know that vampyres have committed many atrocities against humans.Neferet: I see, and how do you know that these 'atrocities' are not stories cooked up by the media, or stories force fed to you by humans themselves?Light: I know because I have seen the case files myself, and memorised every detail, down to the date, the place, and the number of human victims in each case. Since the end of the 1970s, the list goes as follows:1979, on the 28th of October, in Prague, a 12 year old girl was found two hours after she was killed. 1982, on the 5th of November, in London, a 1 month old child was orphaned before dawn. 1983, the 12th of December, Paris, a 17 year old was drained of her blood and thrown into the River Seine.1984, the 29th of February, Moscow, a single mother was eviscerated, and her 5 year old son along with her. 1985, the 12th of April, Berlin, 13 year old twin girls were found dead in their home, from exsanguination. 1986, the 2nd of May, Vancouver, Canada, a man in his mid-thirties was mutilated and drained of his blood.1987, the 31st of July, in Washington DC, a whole family of four was found dead on Pennsylvania Avenue, North-West. 1988, the 7th of September, Beijing, an 11 year old boy was found dead outside his school's gates. 1989, the 11th of November, Seoul, a 5 year old girl's parents were decapitated and drained of their blood and found dead in their home.Neferet: Light, that's enough-Light: 1990, the 25th of December, Kuala Lumpur, a teenage boy went missing, only to be found drained of his blood in the city centre park. 1991, the 13th of January, Sapporo, a 20 year old woman was disembowelled and drained. 1992, the 28th of February, Tokyo, a young family were found in their home, slaughtered, their throats ripped out save for their 3 year old son, who lived. All of them were killed by vampyres, and not one vampyres has been identified as of-
- The Prayer Warriors get off a few.
- In "The Evil Gods Part 1", in response to Annabeth deriding Christianity as "old and tired", Jerry says "But at least our way works! Amen" before killing her.
- When the Prayer Warriors confront Josef Stalin near the end of "Threat of Satanic Commonism," he says that he was "just trying to help" by allowing freedom of religion. They then respond with "They only person you were trying to help were yourself! You evil Satanic Kant!" before killing him.
- Harry delivers one in The Wizard in the Shadows, combined with his own Breaking Speech:
Harry: And why would I want to serve a being that is restricted to existence as a giant eyeball on a tower, who sends petty emissaries to lie to us and try and crush us with despair? If Sauron had the One Ring, he would not send something as pitiful as you out to 'negotiate' with us. You spoke of whether any of us were fit to negotiate with you. When I look at my companions I see people of power, nobility, impeccable lineage and courage. You have the Royal House of Rohan, whose current King fought the Witch King of Angmar, a millennia old sorcerous wraith and your master's second to a draw. You have the new King of Gondor and Arnor, who under the name of Thorongil burnt out your miserable lair of Umbar and other deeds too numerous to name. You have Gandalf the White, a being of such power and wisdom that you could not know or understand a fraction of his thoughts, who was sent back by Eru himself to face your Master's evil after fighting a dark creature of the same order as your Master to the death. And then you have me. I, who faced a Balrog of Morgoth, Durin's bane, and lived to tell the tale, I who fought Saruman the accursed and cast him down, I who drove the Witch King of Angmar into the earth with a power this world has not witnessed since the elder days, I who killed a Dark Wizard of equal power to any of the Nazgul in single combat at the age of 17, after drawing at the age of 14 and driving him off at 11. And that is just the beginning, you miserable piece of Black Numenorean slime. My fellow wizards and witches have faced dark wizards whose cruel deeds and power would curdle the blood in your veins since they were little more than children. All my other companions have been slaughtering your master's minions in uncountable numbers. I think Sauron is frightened. He has seen his greatest servants fended off and destroyed, some by myself personally, by our power.
And what are you in comparison to that? You are simply the latest and by far the most pitiful of his attempts to destabilise us. Run back to your Master, wretch, grovel in front of him and tell him that he is right to fear us. We have courage, steel, powers your master will never understand and the strength to wield them effectively. Go, now, while we feel merciful, you worthless piece of shit. Or I will fight you to the pain. I feel I should explain at this point what that means. To the pain means the first thing you will lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists. Next your nose. After that, you will lose will be your left eye followed by your right. But your ears you keep and I'll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, "Dear Eru! What is that thing?" will echo in your perfect ears. That is what to the pain means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.
- The Mission Stays The Same; during the fight on Horizon, Harbinger possesses a Collector and begins one of his "Resistance Is Futile" speeches. Gallardi shoots him before he even finishes his first sentence.
- Fate Stay Night: Ultimate Master: during the fight between Archer and Ben as Ultimate Humongousaur, Archer realizes that Ben Would Not Shoot a Civilian and immediatly tries to take advantage on it, all while mocking Ben for this. Cue Ben shrugging off his attack, reaching for him, telling him to remember that the civilians stay out of this and hurling him off the battlefield.
- The Equestrian Wind Mage:
- When the Mane Six and Vaati confront Grey Hoof — whose recent alliance with Ganondorf is only the latest in his long list of crimes — he keeps trying to justify his actions as absolutely necessary for the good of Sunnytown. Applejack, who is already enraged by his previous attempt on Applebloom's life, keeps shutting him down, countering that what he did was evil, pure and simple, and keeps tearing apart his flimsy excuses. And when she gets her Element of Honesty back, she uses it to force him to accept the truth of what he did, finishing him off.
- Ganon receives several such moments during the Battle of the Crystal Empire. First, Cadence and Celestia give him a joint "The Reason You Suck" Speech on what a horrid ruler he truly is, Celestia later tells him how his refusal of The Power of Friendship is his true weakness and why he keeps losing, and finally, Luna-as-Nightmare Moon literally tells him to do this when he's gloating over his inevitable victory.
- The Bridge:
Sombra: You brute! Have you not evolved the ability to address your better?!Xenilla: No words needed. I'd have a human gesture for you, but I don't have any fingers at the moment.
- Monster X gives one the dark voice in his head (later shown to be Grand King Ghidorah) when it attempts to take over his mind.
- When Xenilla gives Blade Dancer a speech deriding love as an addiction that controls everyone, she responds by punching him in the face (hard enough that he actually feels it), states that when she's felt love it's been real, not an addiction, and ends by stating that if he's ever felt love, then by his own logic he's as much a slave as anyone else.
- During their fight, Xenilla interrupts Sombra's ranting by blasting him in the face, all while being rather bored.
- In Facing The Future Series: After capturing the whole Fenton family, Vlad begins a Motive Rant, blaming Jack for his problems, Jazz calls him out for it, and mentions how he ruined his own life. Note she says this, even while being suspended from cables and helpless:
Jazz: "Oh here we go. Now we get to listen to how this is somehow supposed to be Dad's fault. Haven't we heard this whining before".Vlad Plamius: "Oh, and now we get to hear color commentary from young Jasmine, the smartest 16 year old on the planet, if she does say so herself…as if that's actually an accomplishment."(He gets into Jazz's face)Vlad: "And just what exactly do you know about ANYTHING, little girl?"Jazz: "I know I didn't end up turning myself into a global pariah and losing everything I had because I couldn't see past my own nose." (gets a smug grin).Jack "Ooooooo, good one, Princess! She got you there, VMan!"
- In All You Need Is Love Naomi nips another of Light's megalomaniacal rants in the bud:
Light (confused): But I am the god of the new world.Naomi: No you're not.
- In Constant Temptation Light ruins Beyond's game with L and his carefully planned Breaking Speech by pretending to be utterly unfazed by Beyond's taunts and by killing Beyond's chosen victim first via the Death Note.
- In Those Who Stand for Nothing Fall for Anything when B tries another round of Break Them by Talking on Light; Light's only response is to flip him off.
- The Digimon Tamers fanfic Digital Prey has Renamon do this a couple times to Stalkermon, though the first time doesn't work out too well for her.
Stalkermon: I must say I am impressed; very few Digimon have managed to evade my Sniper Shot attack, much less several times in a row. You may well prove to be worthy prey yet.Renamon: Shut up! I do not care about your damned hunt; I am only doing this for the sake of my tamer.
- In Boys Do Tankary, after Maho counters Vincent's argument that she knows nothing of true family by saying he has no family and wouldn't understand, he responds by saying that his platoon and the Oarai girls are like his family, and that they treated him better than Maho treated her own sister. However, he doesn't seem to know that canonically, Maho is primarily motivated by a desire to allow Miho to be free to pursue her own happiness.
- In We're All Doomed, a future Gamzee is able to shut down his murderous past self's tirade with one word: HoNk.
- At one point during Queen of All Oni, Ikazuki gives a captive Tohru a "The Reason You Suck" Speech about how weak humans are, only for Tohru to point out that it was humans who defeated the Oni in the first place, and that even now, they need human bodies to do anything. Ikazuki doesn't take that well.
- Webwork: During their confrontation in the junkyard, Daolon Wong tries to torment Uncle by reveling in what's happened to Jade, only for Uncle to yawn, say Wong is boring him, and accusing him of being scared of Uncle.
- There's a villain on villain example earlier, when Wong is trying to impress Jade and Tarakudo by bragging of his great accomplishments, only for Jade to shoot him down by pointing out how they all turned into failures.
- Ms Hartman gives one to Tarakudo when he tries to get into her head, telling him that once Jade realizes that she doesn't need him, he'll be left with nothing.
- Perfection Is Overrated
Mai: "To hell with your new world that is only perfect for you! We'll decide our own future!"
- When faced with Shizune, a fundamentalist Christian who kills everyone who disagrees with her, Yukariko denounces Shizune as "nothing more than a murderer who perverts Jesus Christ's teachings of compassion, tolerance and love!" Shizune is unfazed, and says Yukariko is a false Christian as a Catholic.
- During the Final Battle, The Usurper makes a last-ditch attempt to get the Himes to help him make a perfect new world, only to get rejected yet again.
- Wings To Fly has Lucrezia Noin and Zechs Merquise catastrophically on the outs and they do not actually converse during the Second Battle of Mars, but only because Noin is not speaking on an open channel. Rather than answer him, she commands her squadron to volley their missiles at him.
Noin: Lightning, come to two-one-seven, arm missiles. Lock Tallgeese.Zechs: Noin, may we speak?Noin: Launch by my order. ... One Flight, launch. Two Flight, launch. Three Flight, launch.
- Earth and Sky: When the Flim-Flam brothers are in Cloudsdale, Professor Destiny starts giving a rant about how their flight harness makes them superior to the pegasi... only for an angry mob to start pelting them with pies.
- The Immortal Game: During the second Battle of Ponyville, while Terra is beating the Mane Six and Luna into the ground, she's also ranting about how survival is all that matters in the world, and doesn't understand why they're fighting her even though they have no chance to beat her. They shoot her down simply:
Terra: What could possibly be more important to you ponies than survival?Fluttershy: Friendship.
Terra: I have more power than all of you combined. Against me you have nothing. No weapons. No magic.(Attempts to kill Twilight, but the Elements reignite, blocking and then immobilizing her)Terra: No! That's impossible!Twilight: Hadn't you heard? Friendship is magic.
- This is immediately followed by Terra stating that she's still more powerful than all of them and trying to finish them, only to be stopped by the previously-neutralized Elements of Harmony reigniting.
- The Pony POV Series has several examples:
The Valeyard: Derpy, we're friends! Don't do this!Derpy: Sorry, I'm the Doctor's friend. You're the Valeyard, the Doctor is out, but he'll be back in soon.
- Twilight does this to Loneliness on multiple occasions throughout the final battle with her. Finally, Trixie finally manages one when she defies Loneliness in the end before grabbing her Element Of Harmony and destroying her.
- Fluttercruel to Princess Luna, when Luna brings up the possibility that they really can't know who the "original" and who the "copy" is. 'Cruel replies by saying that they're both real and it doesn't matter whose the "original". Luna is impressed by this.
- Sweetie Belle gets one on Silver Spoon's mother in "Butterflies" — when she says the CMC don't deserve to be Silver Spoon's friends, she points out how well connected they are through their sisters (and Rainbow Dash in Scootaloo's case), and is completely polite while doing so.
- In the Dark World, Apple Pie manages one when Derpy's refusal to give in to the Valeyard's Breaking Lecture restores her own hope (after he tried to convince her that there are no happy endings in real life), saying she's going to write her own happy ending.
- During the same fight, Derpy gets another one to the Valeyard when he begs her for mercy while she's beating him to death to force him into a regeneration back into the Doctor.
Nightmare Eclipse: YOU'RE THE ONE WHO'S LOST HER MIND Twilight! Everything in this world is nothing but shadows of a lie of a fantasy. You're not being rational! Spike! Restrain her!Spike: No.Nightmare Eclipse: Spike, I'm warning you!Spike: I'll have you know I am NOT a robot, or a distortion, or any of those other things. And I need to be loyal to the real Twilight.
- Later on in Dark World, Rarity has one against Fluttercruel after the latter tries to pull a Not So Different on her when she declares she's going to kill Fluttercruel for torturing Fluttershy's mind for centuries until Cadence's spirit saved her.
Fluttercruel: At LAST you get it!Rarity: No, I don't 'get it' you sad filly. You kill for thrills. I'd do nothing if you just stopped. I'm nothing like you. And that hurts, doesn't it? To know just how alone you really are.
- She gives Fluttercruel another one when they each summon small armies to aid them. Fluttercruel uses disposable Mooks. Rarity asks for help from the souls of Fluttercruel's victims and gives them stone bodies to use, and points out how they're different.
- Ironic as it may be, Discord manages to do this to the Nameless Passenger by cutting off her "The Reason You Suck" Speech and pointing out that, this time, she's just trying to make him feel worse to cope with her own Villainous Breakdown at Rancor throwing a wrench in her works (ironically, by stabbing Discord In the Back and mortally wounding him), then comparing the two of them.
- The Passenger gets two more in Dark World 26. First, when she tries to get Twilight to kill the seapony Aquamarine (who is acting on Discord's orders to take feathers from the petrified Celestia and Luna as part of a means to maintain Sky Ocean after Discord's defeat), Twilight refuses, stating that she won't harm the seaponies, who are innocent of any wrongdoings, despite what the Passenger thinks. Then a little later, Shady's spirit shows up and comforts Discord while the Passenger is mocking him, saying that while Discord has done many terrible things, the self-righteous Passenger is worse.
- Twilight and company get quite a few against the Nameless Passenger after she reveals herself as Twilight's potential future self Nightmare Eclipse/Paradox as she tries to convince Twilight to become her, shooting down all her arguments.
- Spike delivered what may be the most awesome Shut Up, Hannibal! in the series, when he refused to restrain Twilight for her.
Makarov: What are you going to do? Sing me a song?
- Bright Eyes gets one against Cruel Eyes/D___t's Shadow of Existence, using her love of Lancer to help her beat his Breaking Lecture.
Bright Eyes: "...We can't be certain...if what we think of ourselves is true, and we can be certain what others think of us is true. The heart is always subjective. All we have left in the end is who we chose to trust. I'd trust Lancer with my life, I trusted him with my heart a long time ago!"Cruel Eyes: This is not over, I swear to you, I shall stalk your soul and its iterations across creation, and when your heart cries out in deepest despair, I will be there to devour you, we will meet-!Bright Eyes: (impales him through the heart) Sorry, but that's not happening. (bisects his head with enough force to drive her sword into his chest, destroying him completely) Ever.
- Cadence gets one against General-Admiral Makarov in Part 15 of the Shining Armor Arc using the Magic Music of a "The Villain Sucks" Song to tap into the bonds of Misfit Actual and the Rebel Deer and kick his flank.
- In Shining Armor 18, Minuette gets one against the Master when he tries to tempt her into opening her fob watch and becoming him again. After she resists his attempts, he snaps and yells that she has no choice because she is him. Her reply?
Diamond Tiara: What have you ever done, Silver on your own? Who has ever liked you when you weren't of any use to them at all? Who would miss you if you died? I know I wouldn't. Your parents? They'd just have another foal to replace you. Fillies like you are a dime a dozen. You're a worthless, pointless, little waste of space."Silver Spoon: ...I...I'm not worthless…I'm not worthless! The Crusaders took me in! They didn't need to! I wasn't of use to them at all back then! I was their BULLY! That was the only Silver Spoon they'd ever known! And they STILL helped me...they still SAVED me...My Cutie Mark...I don't know what it means, but it's not 'being born with a silver spoon in my mouth' or being a minion...the heart in the handle is more important. Just because I don't remember the charity doesn't mean it didn't matter to me!
- In "Character Rerailment", Silver gets a few against her now Nightmarified friend Diamond Tiara while she's trying to convince her she only exists to be her bully toady and is worthless otherwise.
- In the Chaos Verse (an official spinoff of the Pony POV Series above), that universe's version of Discord offers one to the Dark World version of himself from the main series (or rather, an illusion of him created by Nightmare Phobia; same difference). When Dark World!Discord tries to tempt Chaos Verse!Discord back to evil, Chaos Verse!Discord not only rejects him, but thanks him for showing him the error of his ways, and stating that by extension, it was him who saved Fluttercruel from Oblivion. This causes the illusion to fall apart and allows Discord to break free.
- The Powers Of Harmony: During their first fight, Applejack at one point shuts up Eclipse mid-gloat by bucking her so hard her head explodes. She regenerates, unfortunately. Or not, given she's possessing Rarity at the time.
- A Father's Wrath: During a fight against Hidan, Orochimaru is put under a jutsu where his son Naruto appears before him and tells him he hates him and he resents the fact he is the son of a man who did so many horrible experiments to others. Orochimaru is ready to succumb to his words as memories of his past and horrible deeds he did showup until another memory appears and he responds with this line which breaks the Jutsu.
- Orochimaru My son loves me and that means you're not my son!
- In Desperation Attracts Vultures, Neji gives Naruto the usual "A failure can never become Hokage" speech, only for Naruto to easily turn it around by saying that while he might never become Hokage, Neji would never be more than a slave.
- Sakura does this to Ami in The Fourth Apprentice, pointing out that unlike her, Ami dropped out of the Academy and quit, whilst Sakura stayed and continued on despite being bullied and became a Kunoichi, so in her eyes, the only loser is Ami and she's nothing but trash. Ami goes to smack her but Sakura thanks to her training effortlessly blocks it and delivers one of her own and warns her to never bother her again.
- Test Of Humanity has Wheatley of all people doing this to GLaDOS by literally telling them to "shut up" and then punching them in the eye.
"Shut up."Glados looked down at Wheatley, "What did you say?""I said, SHUT UP!" Wheatley shouted too blinded by rage to think clearly...not that he ever really thought clearly in the first place.
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Journal has Heath deliver one to the Darkrai Shard in Chapter 31, after a discussion about the inherent pointlessness of Heath's mission.
- Bart Simpson Attorney At Law: After Jeremy Hawthorne's attempt to Blackmail Bart and expose Alex's life as his married man-extorting whore falls apart, he tries to convince Alex to return to him by reminding her of all the "good times" they had, and claiming she is too good for Bart. Alex, however shoots him down.
Jeremy: "Was it really that terrible, Alex? We were making good money, both well fed, nothing to slow us down, nothing. You don't really think that I wasn't going to introduce you to the big people, huh?"Alex: "You made me believe a lot of things, back then. I was young, poor, and stupid. All of which, I'm not now. I'm better off without you, Jeremy."Jeremy: "I thought that at one time, too, ya know? But then, in an airport bar, I saw that guy of yours on trial for sexually harassing a poor innocent girl . And I thought, "Am I really going to let, dear Alex, throw her life away, for this creep? Hell no. She belongs with me! Me and the fashion kings of Hollywood! Don't you agree? C'mon, Alex. We've had good times, you and me. Remember? There was that time, that…"Alex: "No, Jeremy. There were never "good times". You manipulated; brain washed, and corrupted me. I'm staying right here, and if you are wise, you'll get the hell out of my life and stay out".
- He seemingly accepts this, only to wrestle her to the ground and smack her across the face .
- A rare case of a villain doing this to another villain happens at the end of Shadowchasers Torment where the surviving villains are hauled away. PaniK gives the typical Evil Gloating, but most of the others are just as sick of him as the heroes are:
PaniK: This isn’t over! The Order of the Dark God will rise again! Soon, you’ll all know the meaning of true fear!Roxy: Oh, PaniK, shut up! Do us all a favor and start taking advantage of your right to remain silent!