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* Upon first meeting Zeno the Yellow Dragon in ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'', his CloudcuckooLander attitude mixed with him apparently not being as tough as the legends say end in Hak [[TheGadfly jokingly]] claiming that ''he's'' been the Yellow Dragon all along. Kija proclaims if Hak ''were'' a dragon it'd be the Dark Dragon. Hak thinks that actually sounds pretty cool.

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* Upon first meeting Zeno the Yellow Dragon in ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'', his CloudcuckooLander attitude mixed with him apparently not being as tough as the legends say end in Hak [[TheGadfly jokingly]] claiming that ''he's'' been the Yellow Dragon all along. Kija proclaims if Hak ''were'' a dragon it'd be the "evil Dark Dragon. Dragon." Hak thinks that actually sounds pretty cool.cool, and eventually does start introducing himself as such.


* In ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'', the eponymous character snaps at Gargoyle by shouting "You're inhuman!!" (literally, in Japanese, "You're not human"). Of course, since he considers himself superior to humanity by virtue of being a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien, he thanks her affably for the compliment. The funny thing is, [[spoiler: it eventually turns out that he's a human after all]]. It's doubly ironic that [[spoiler: Nadia herself is the one who is literally not human, though she isn't aware of it.]]

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* In ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'', the eponymous character snaps at Gargoyle by shouting "You're inhuman!!" (literally, in Japanese, "You're not human"). Of course, since he considers himself superior to humanity by virtue of being a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien, he thanks her affably for the compliment. The funny thing is, [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it eventually turns out that he's a human after all]]. It's doubly ironic that [[spoiler: Nadia herself is the one who is literally not human, though she isn't aware of it.]]


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* Used quite famously in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' when [[YouMonster Vita calls Nanoha the Devil]] after the latter continues to get in the way of her protecting [[MoralityPet Hayate]]. Nanoha (who has been trying to warn her that her actions would have [[EarthShatteringKaboom disastrous consequences]]) simply responds with "I'm fine with being a devil... [[GoodIsNotSoft I'll just use my hellish tools to get you to listen]]!"


* ''Manga/SkipBeat'' has a fellow actor tell Cain Heel (Ren Tsuruga performing under a false persona) that, after ''[[ShowWithinAShow Tragic Marker]]'' gets released in the movies, ''nobody'' will remember the name of 'Cain Heel'. the only thing they'll remember is the name of the role he played -- Black Jack, a brutal and terrifying serial killer. Cain replies that it would be a great honor for him as an actor to be remembered because of a role, that his acting was so amazing that people forgot that an actor was behind the character, at all.
--> '''Cain:''' [[LampshadeHanging The Japanese sure are odd -- to praise someone while sounding angry.]]
--> '''Munakata:''' I wasn't praising you!!

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* ''Manga/SkipBeat'' has a fellow actor Murasame tell Cain Heel (Ren Tsuruga performing under a false persona) that, after ''[[ShowWithinAShow Tragic Marker]]'' gets released in the movies, ''nobody'' will remember the name of 'Cain Heel'. the only thing they'll remember is the name of the role he played -- Black Jack, a brutal and terrifying serial killer. Cain replies that it would be a great honor for him as an actor to be remembered because of a role, that his acting skills was so amazing that people completely forgot that an actor was behind the character, at all.
--> '''Cain:''' [[LampshadeHanging The [[LampshadeHanging ...the Japanese sure are odd -- to praise someone actually quite tiresome, aren't they? Praising people while sounding angry.]]
--> '''Munakata:''' I wasn't I'm not praising you!!you!

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* ''Manga/SkipBeat'' has a fellow actor tell Cain Heel (Ren Tsuruga performing under a false persona) that, after ''[[ShowWithinAShow Tragic Marker]]'' gets released in the movies, ''nobody'' will remember the name of 'Cain Heel'. the only thing they'll remember is the name of the role he played -- Black Jack, a brutal and terrifying serial killer. Cain replies that it would be a great honor for him as an actor to be remembered because of a role, that his acting was so amazing that people forgot that an actor was behind the character, at all.
--> '''Cain:''' [[LampshadeHanging The Japanese sure are odd -- to praise someone while sounding angry.]]
--> '''Munakata:''' I wasn't praising you!!

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** In an example that also involves EvilCannotComprehendGood, Vinsmoke Judge asks the Straw Hat Pirates why they care so much for someone like [[spoiler:Judge's son]] Sanji, who not only [[spoiler:was not born with [[MadeOfIron iron skin]] like his brothers,]] but has feelings, cooks for a living and risks himself to protect "the weak." Luffy, who otherwise does not take kindly to people talking badly about his friends, simply lets this insult slide without comment, thinking that Judge had just listed all of Sanji's best qualities.


* Taken for a alternate ride in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
-->'''Fate''': I'm starting to feel that you're more fitting as a leader of evil nowadays
-->'''Negi''': I take that as a compliment

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* Taken for a alternate ride in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
-->'''Fate''': I'm starting to feel that you're more fitting as a leader of evil nowadays
nowadays.
-->'''Negi''': I take that as a complimentcompliment.



--> '''Naruto''' Since when did ''you'' get that smile?
--> '''Sai''' Thanks.
--> '''Naruto''' It was not a compliment.

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--> '''Naruto''' '''Naruto''': Since when did ''you'' get that smile?
--> '''Sai''' '''Sai''': Thanks.
--> '''Naruto''' '''Naruto''': It was not a compliment.



* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', when Issei tells his friends that he'll have to cancel his summer plans with them because he's going somewhere with the Occult Research Club, his friends tell him to "go to hell!" Issei remarks to himself that his friends are remarkably spot-on: as he and the Research Club are devils, Hell is exactly where they're spending their summer vacation.

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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', when Issei tells his friends that he'll have to cancel his summer plans with them because he's going somewhere with the Occult Research Club, his friends tell him to "go to hell!" Issei remarks to himself that his friends are remarkably spot-on: as he and the Research Club are devils, Hell is exactly where they're spending their summer vacation.


-->'''Renji:''' (after completely destroying the chamber) So... how was it(my tactic)?\\

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-->'''Renji:''' (after completely destroying the chamber) So... how was it(my it (my tactic)?\\



* ''Bible Black'': Imari gives one to Kitami and backfires twice:
-->'''Imari''': You're the worst human.
-->'''Kitami''': I'll take that as a complement.
-->'''Imari''': You're the Devil!
-->'''Kitami''': The highest complement!


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-->'''Imari''': You're the worst human.
-->'''Kitami''': I'll take that as a compliment.
-->'''Imari''': You're the Devil!
-->'''Kitami''': The highest compliment!


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* The DVD blurb of ''Anime/AquarionEvol'' proudly displays the ''Nihon Review'' statement calling it a "perversely entertaining [..] sundae of campiness".


* In an episode of ''Manga/WanderingSon'' a boy calls Nitori and Mako (both of who are closet [[{{transsexual}} trans girls]]) "little girls" as an insult. Instead of invoking a negative reaction, all it did was make Nitori blush and smile.

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* In an episode of ''Manga/WanderingSon'' a boy calls Nitori and Mako (both of who are closet [[{{transsexual}} [[{{transgender}} trans girls]]) "little girls" as an insult. Instead of invoking a negative reaction, all it did was make Nitori blush and smile.


* In one of the short stories in ''Manga/AoiHana'', a teenage girl is derisively called a lesbian by some of her classmates. She then reveals that she ''is'' a lesbian, and asks why that would be considered an insult.

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* In one of the short stories in ''Manga/AoiHana'', ''Manga/SweetBlueFlowers'', a teenage girl is derisively called a lesbian by some of her classmates. She then reveals that she ''is'' a lesbian, and asks why that would be considered an insult.


* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', Izuku's former childhood friend turned bully and rival Katsuki takes to calling Izuku "Deku" (short for "'''De'''fenseless Izu'''ku'''" in the Funimation dub). Ochako, however, believes "Deku" to have a positive connotation (stating in the Japanese version that it sounds similar to the Japanese phrase for "[[{{Determinator}} I can do it!]]", "Dekiruteku!"). Izuku takes this to heart, such that he decides to officially adopt "Deku" as his hero name, to Katsuki's dismay.

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', Izuku's former childhood friend turned bully and rival Katsuki takes to calling Izuku "Deku" (short for "'''De'''fenseless Izu'''ku'''" in the Funimation dub). Ochako, however, believes "Deku" to have a positive connotation (stating in the Japanese version that it sounds similar to the Japanese phrase for "[[{{Determinator}} I can do it!]]", "Dekiruteku!")."'''De'''kirute'''ku'''!"). Izuku takes this to heart, such that he decides to officially adopt "Deku" as his hero name, to Katsuki's dismay.

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', Izuku's former childhood friend turned bully and rival Katsuki takes to calling Izuku "Deku" (short for "'''De'''fenseless Izu'''ku'''" in the Funimation dub). Ochako, however, believes "Deku" to have a positive connotation (stating in the Japanese version that it sounds similar to the Japanese phrase for "[[{{Determinator}} I can do it!]]", "Dekiruteku!"). Izuku takes this to heart, such that he decides to officially adopt "Deku" as his hero name, to Katsuki's dismay.


'''Izaya:''' And isn't that just splendid?

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'''Izaya:''' '''[[MagnificentBastard Izaya]]:''' And isn't that just splendid?

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* In ''Manga/{{Kakegurui}}'', the main character Yumeko Jabami's first opponent Mary Saotome calls her insane for betting $100,000 on a RockPaperScissors game, only for Jabami to respond that's exactly what makes it interesting.
-->'''Saotome:''' T... this is insane!\\
'''Jabami:''' But isn't that what makes it fun! In a capitalist society, money is naturally life. No sane person would entrust their life to luck. And yet, many people go to casinos, because they derive pleasure from this insanity! In other words... gambling is more fun the crazier it gets!


* In the {{Hentai}} ''Bible Black,'' after [[BigBad Kitami]] forced [[NumberTwo Minase]] to anally rape Imari, his LoveInterest, Imari calls her a terrible human being, only for Kitami to thank her for the compliment. When Imari calls her the Devil, Kitami seems to be even more delighted.

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* In the {{Hentai}} ''Bible Black,'' after [[BigBad Kitami]] forced [[NumberTwo Minase]] to [[AliensMadeThemDoIt anally rape Imari, Imari]], his LoveInterest, Imari calls her a terrible human being, only for Kitami to thank her for the compliment. When Imari calls her the Devil, Kitami seems to be even more delighted.

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* In the {{Hentai}} ''Bible Black,'' after [[BigBad Kitami]] forced [[NumberTwo Minase]] to anally rape Imari, his LoveInterest, Imari calls her a terrible human being, only for Kitami to thank her for the compliment. When Imari calls her the Devil, Kitami seems to be even more delighted.

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