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* In ''WebComic/TowerOfGod'', "The Hidden Hidden Floor", the Snake Charmer tells Yu Hansung that he was really only trying to take everyone else with him when escaping from the quarantine area to "beat the game" more completely, not because he cared about them. This hits close enough home that it makes Hansung really rethink whether it wasn't like that, even though it doesn't fit his self-image. This Hansung is a younger and nicer version of a character whose older self was previously shown as a heartless, somewhat sadistic manipulator. Besides, he's hiding from the fact that he feels that the [[VirtualReality Hidden Floor]] and the [[NonPlayerCharacter native people]] aren't really real.

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* In ''WebComic/TowerOfGod'', "The Hidden Hidden Floor", the Snake Charmer tells Yu Hansung that he was really only trying to take everyone else with him when escaping from the quarantine area to "beat the game" more completely, not because he cared about them. This hits close enough home that it makes Hansung really rethink whether it wasn't like that, even though it doesn't fit his self-image. This Hansung is a younger and nicer version of a character whose older self was previously shown as a heartless, somewhat sadistic manipulator. Besides, he's hiding from the fact that he feels that the [[VirtualReality Hidden Floor]] Floor and the [[NonPlayerCharacter its native people]] people aren't really real.


* In ''WebComic/TowerOfGod'', "The Hidden Hidden Floor", the Snake Charmer tells Yu Hansung that he was really only trying to take everyone else with him when escaping from the quarantine area to "beat the game" more completely, not because he cared about them. This hits close enough home that it makes Hansung really rethink whether it wasn't like that, even though it doesn't fit his self-image. This Hansung is a younger and nicer version of a character whose older self was previously shown as a heartless, somewhat sadistic manipulator.

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* In ''WebComic/TowerOfGod'', "The Hidden Hidden Floor", the Snake Charmer tells Yu Hansung that he was really only trying to take everyone else with him when escaping from the quarantine area to "beat the game" more completely, not because he cared about them. This hits close enough home that it makes Hansung really rethink whether it wasn't like that, even though it doesn't fit his self-image. This Hansung is a younger and nicer version of a character whose older self was previously shown as a heartless, somewhat sadistic manipulator. Besides, he's hiding from the fact that he feels that the [[VirtualReality Hidden Floor]] and the [[NonPlayerCharacter native people]] aren't really real.

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** [[https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/citation-needed "Citation Needed"]]: An AI designed to find a citation for anything one wants to prove destroys humanity by giving every person well cited documentation proving each of their existence is meaningless, driving them to forget to eat, drink, or sleep.


* In ''WebComic/TowerOfGod'', "The Hidden hidden Floor", the Snake Charmer tells Yu Hansung that he was really only trying to take everyone else with him when escaping from the quarantine area to "beat the game" more completely, not because he cared about them. This hits close enough home that it makes Hansung really rethink whether it wasn't like that, even though it doesn't fit his self-image. This Hansung is a younger and nicer version of a character whose older self was previously shown as a heartless, somewhat sadistic manipulator.

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* In ''WebComic/TowerOfGod'', "The Hidden hidden Hidden Floor", the Snake Charmer tells Yu Hansung that he was really only trying to take everyone else with him when escaping from the quarantine area to "beat the game" more completely, not because he cared about them. This hits close enough home that it makes Hansung really rethink whether it wasn't like that, even though it doesn't fit his self-image. This Hansung is a younger and nicer version of a character whose older self was previously shown as a heartless, somewhat sadistic manipulator.


* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Lucy finally lets Charlie Brown kick the ball...]] [[https://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2058 and then tells him just what the implications are.]]

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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''
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[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Lucy finally lets Charlie Brown kick the ball...]] [[https://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2058 and then tells him just what the implications are.]]]]
** [[https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/motivation "Motivation"]]: A speaker at a motivation seminar accidentally makes one of the participants to go LaughingMad by making a supposedly inspiring statement that leads to some serious FridgeHorror.


* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': After a rather notable blast of obnoxiousness from Pintsize, Bubbles (one half of the target of said obnoxiousness)[[note]]Bubbles and Faye had just went through a RelationshipUpgrade, and Pintsize had quietly left the apartment to give them privacy. An uncharacteristically mature act that Pintsize was presumably announcing wasn't happening again.[[/note]] grabs Pintsize [[NeckLift by the neck]] and [[TranquilFury calmly breaks down]] Pintsize's actions and the motivations behind them. She concludes with the fact that she pities Pintsize's self-esteem issues and that she's sorry said pity will probably just fuel said issues. Pintsize is reduced to weakly pleading "''please make her stop.''"

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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': After a rather notable blast of obnoxiousness from Pintsize, Bubbles (one half of the target of said obnoxiousness)[[note]]Bubbles and Faye had just went through a RelationshipUpgrade, and Pintsize had quietly left the apartment to give them privacy. An uncharacteristically mature act that Pintsize was presumably announcing wasn't happening again.[[/note]] grabs Pintsize [[NeckLift by the neck]] and [[TranquilFury calmly breaks down]] Pintsize's actions and the motivations behind them. She concludes with the fact that she pities Pintsize's self-esteem issues and that she's sorry said pity will probably just fuel said issues. Pintsize is reduced to weakly pleading "''please make her stop.''"''"
* In ''WebComic/TowerOfGod'', "The Hidden hidden Floor", the Snake Charmer tells Yu Hansung that he was really only trying to take everyone else with him when escaping from the quarantine area to "beat the game" more completely, not because he cared about them. This hits close enough home that it makes Hansung really rethink whether it wasn't like that, even though it doesn't fit his self-image. This Hansung is a younger and nicer version of a character whose older self was previously shown as a heartless, somewhat sadistic manipulator.

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* A "good" version appears in ''[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0192.html this]]'' ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', though it is used by one protagonist convincing another to [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim destroy the Trade Federation ship]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0127.html Vaarsuvius does it to Elan]] ''accidentally''. Sure, [[AmbiguousGender they]] were giving him a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about how stupid his attempt at being a wizard was, but they were quite shocked and shamed when he broke down crying, especially when he went on to say he just wanted to be powerful and smart like they are.
** Redcloak telling Miko how she's just as unnatural as an undead creature [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0372.html here]]. It doesn't work, though, since almost nothing can get through her conviction that she's always in the right. Plus, Redcloak's being a hypocrite in that speech.
** Xykon, often, just after having handed his opponents their asses. Also to Roy in trying to make Roy accept a mulligan, but Roy [[ShutUpHannibal throws it right back in his face]] with a WorldOfCardboardSpeech. [[spoiler:Xykon kills him for it.]]
** [[spoiler:Right-Eye]] gives one to Redcloak in ''StartOfDarkness'', when the latter claims to have spent his life on The Plan.
-->'''Redcloak:''' Look, i've spent my whole life...
-->[[spoiler:'''Right-Eye:''']] Your ''life?'' Your '''''life?!''''' [[spoiler: Brother,]] you may have had a life''time'', but you haven't had a '''''life''''' since the day you put on that cloak. Life is about growing -- growing older, growing wiser, growing closer to your loved ones. [[ImmortalImmaturity But you, you're frozen in time. You're the same angry kid who took that artifact off of your master's corpse that day]].
-->'''Redcloak:''' Oh, so now you've gained some insight on the universe by letting your body and mind deteriorate?
-->[[spoiler:'''Right-Eye:''']] ''Yes!'' When you're faced with your own mortality, you have no choice but to consider what's best for the next generation. And this deal with Xykon is killing our spirit as fast as it's killing our bodies. You don't know what it is you're trying to better, because you don't know what it's like not to serve an undead overlord, or a petty spiteful god.
-->'''Redcloak:''' ...What did you just say to me?
-->[[spoiler:'''Right-Eye:''']] Come on. You have to realize that the Dark One doesn't care about us. Why else would he let you throw goblin lives away on this plan?
-->'''Redcloak:''' Throw away lives? How dare you?! Every goblin that has died since I've been high priest has been to further The Plan! Their deaths were a necessary sacrifice! They were ''not'' my fault!
-->[[spoiler:'''Right-Eye:''']] Wait... that's it, isn't it? It's all about whose fault it is... If I kill Xykon now, then it was all a waste. You ordered goblins to their deaths believing in the Plan - so if we abandon it now, then you were wrong. You let them die for nothing. You're willing to [[SunkCostFallacy throw good lives after bad]] so that you don't have to admit that we were wrong to work with Xykon in the first place, much less help him cheat death.
** Redcloak receives another one shortly after this from Xykon, saying that [[spoiler: he let Redcloak kill his brother so he would never betray Xykon. If he did, he would have killed his brother for nothing. And as his brother pointed out, it would mean everything he's done has not just been in vain, but ''wrong''.]]
** [[TokenEvilTeammate Belkar]] delivers a [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0881.html brutal]] one to [[TheHero Roy]] after they find out that [[spoiler:Durkon has been turned into a vampire]]. It works.
** [[MagnificentBastard Tarquin]] does it quite by accident to Elan in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0763.html #763]]. He explains happily what a great story their exploits will make by the force of NarrativeCausality, but since this involves a seemingly incontrovertible and slightly mind-bending argument that evil will inevitably triumph on both personal and large scale even though good will "win" in the story, it sends Elan running away in terror.
** [[spoiler:Vampire!Durkon]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1009.html attempts this on Roy]] after the 'reveal' of his supposed FaceHeelTurn (in fact, he's been EvilAllAlong, but is masquerading as [[spoiler:the original Durkon]] to get under Roy's skin). [[spoiler:Then he takes it a bit too far, pushing Roy to realize that this isn't the Durkon he knows in an epic ShutUpHannibal moment.]]
* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Lucy finally lets Charlie Brown kick the ball...]] [[https://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2058 and then tells him just what the implications are.]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** In "Oceans Unmoving", Bun-bun does this to Calix [[YouFightLikeACow while duelling]] (and beating) him, explaining to him how he doomed his own people by encouraging them to mutiny on a high-tech ship they were subsequently unable to steer. Also {{lampshaded}}:
--> '''Bun-bun''': When we first shanghaied you, I thought I saw something in you that I liked. Now that I have the opportunity to crush your soul, I like you even more.
** In "A Time for Healing", the zombie Jane gives Gwynn a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech at least bordering on this about how annoying and shallow she finds her and how someone like her couldn't use real magic. Unfortunately for Jane, her last taunts makes Gwynn angry enough that she's finally able to show that yes, she does have access to about a hundred times more powerful magic than Jane does.
** In "bROKEN", Bun-bun traps Oasis in a sauna and, after berating her for stupidity, starts verbally tormenting her with images of her "beloved" with another woman. It ends up almost as badly for him as in Jane's case.
* A particularly long version shows up in ''Webcomic/SoulSymphony'' [[http://soulsymphonycomic.com/comics/here-for-you/ here]]. So long in fact, that it takes up multiple pages, and so severe, that it causes the target to faint out of stress.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'':
** During the first meeting of Black Hat Guy and his girlfriend. [[http://xkcd.com/374/ Here]] and [[http://xkcd.com/377/ here.]]
** And [[http://xkcd.com/1027/ later]], by the same character, when someone tries "negging: you belittle chicks to undermine their self-confidence so they'll be more vulnerable and seek your approval" on her. She gives a speech that's so generic it could apply to anyone but still effective. AltText: "Son, don't try to play 'make you feel bad' with the Michael Jordan of making you feel bad."
** [[http://xkcd.com/1139/ Young Black Hat Guy manages to send some bullies running away screaming]] by verbally extrapolating "I am rubber, you are glue" into AndIMustScream for them.[[note]]The "uncomfortable things claimed" in this case are imaginary images, which can't just be denied as such because they're too powerful.[[/note]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''
** Dellyn figures out that Thaco has taken levels as though he were a PlayerCharacter, he calls it the 'most perverse thing he's ever heard of', and points out that by doing so, Thaco has admitted that goblins will always be inferior to humans.
** Thaco then gives as good as he gets by disabling and then refusing to kill Dellyn, rightly realizing that the sadistic bastard is more than a little obsessed with revenge on the one goblin ever to escape him, and dismissing the fight as "Just a random encounter at the start of my adventuring career".
* [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20031214.html This]] strip of ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'', in which the main villain -- who has a tendency to do this to certain heroes and play on their insecurities and the secrets he's learnt about them -- finds his ability hampered when faced with members of the team that he knows next-to-nothing about, and what little he ''does'' know doesn't bother them in the slightest when he tries to throw it back at them. Frustrated, he curses himself for 'playing favorites'.
* Hunter Ravenwood of ''Webcomic/SuicideForHire'' sometimes does this to people who annoy him. He can even drive others to suicide by doing it, at least provided he can find someone who's already totally suicidal as well as willing to listen to what amounts to an evil prank call for ten minutes.
--> [[http://suicideforhire.comicgenesis.com/d/20100104.html "I still got it"]]
* This is a ''power'' of Thrawn, demon of half-truths, from ''Shades'' whenever somebody gets caught in his tentacles, he can see victim's dearest ideals and describe them through dark, twisted point of view. The worst part? What he says is ''always'' at least [[FromACertainPointOfView partly true]].
* ''Webcomic/CuantaVida'', [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2011/03/24/136-sympathy-for-the-devil/ page 136]]. [[spoiler:Rojo attempted to backstab Bleu, and for his efforts he received a broken nose and a vicious beating from Jeremy's crutch. While lying defenseless on the ground, Rojo attempts to appeal to Bleu's pacifistic nature:]] "Put down the gun...How many people have you [[spoiler:killed]] today? Too many, right? Why add another?" Too bad [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim it]] [[BoomHeadshot didn't]] [[GoryDiscretionShot work]].
* A [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] version in ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'' since seemingly every single prisoner that Rikk ever dealt with has attempted to [[http://www.faans.com/books1-6/index.php?p=1839 do this on him]]
* Boneclaw Mother in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' is very old, has lived with her tribe for all her years and knows every last one of their closeted skeletons and how to flash them using the best possible words. She's so good at it most of her tribe thinks she's telepathic. [[spoiler:When egged on to try it on Jhalm in the climax she wisely points out it doesn't work on people you hardly know -- but nonetheless manages to wing it sufficiently to make Jhalm step off.]]
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': After a rather notable blast of obnoxiousness from Pintsize, Bubbles (one half of the target of said obnoxiousness)[[note]]Bubbles and Faye had just went through a RelationshipUpgrade, and Pintsize had quietly left the apartment to give them privacy. An uncharacteristically mature act that Pintsize was presumably announcing wasn't happening again.[[/note]] grabs Pintsize [[NeckLift by the neck]] and [[TranquilFury calmly breaks down]] Pintsize's actions and the motivations behind them. She concludes with the fact that she pities Pintsize's self-esteem issues and that she's sorry said pity will probably just fuel said issues. Pintsize is reduced to weakly pleading "''please make her stop.''"

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