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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has a moment just before the season 8 finale, when Sarge gives a RousingSpeech to get the others to go save Church from the Meta, after they've been demoralized by [[spoiler: the revelation that they were unwitting training dummies for the Freelancerrs]].

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has a moment just before the season 8 finale, when Sarge gives a at the end of Sarge's RousingSpeech to get the others to go save Church from the Meta, after they've been demoralized by [[spoiler: the revelation that they were unwitting training dummies for the Freelancerrs]].Freelancers]].

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has a moment just before the season 8 finale, when Sarge gives a RousingSpeech to get the others to go save Church from the Meta, after they've been demoralized by [[spoiler: the revelation that they were unwitting training dummies for the Freelancerrs]].
-->'''Sarge''': I'm not ordering you to go. I'm not even ''asking''. You do what you gotta do, Private Grif.


'''Edna:''' ''[Jumps onto table with rolled up newspaper]'' You are Elastigirl! My God, [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan (smacks her with a rolled-up newspaper)]] ''[[PunctuatedPounding pull! yourself! together!]]'' "What will you do"--Is-is this a question?! You will show him that you remember that he is Mr. Incredible and you will ''remind him'' who ''you'' are. Well, you know where he is, go, confront the problem. Fight--''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Win!]]''... [[MoodWhiplash And call me when you get back, darling, I enjoy our visits.]]

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'''Edna:''' ''[Jumps onto table with rolled up newspaper]'' You are Elastigirl! My God, [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan (smacks her with a rolled-up newspaper)]] ''[[PunctuatedPounding pull! yourself! together!]]'' "What will you do"--Is-is this a question?! You will show him that you remember that he is Mr. Incredible and you will ''remind him'' who ''you'' are. Well, you know where he is, go, confront the problem. Fight--''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Win!]]''...Fight--''Win!''... [[MoodWhiplash And call me when you get back, darling, I enjoy our visits.]]



* The chorus from the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic opening song]] in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' puts a darker spin on this trope, basically couching it in a warning that if you ''don't'' TakeALevelInBadass, you will be dead very quickly:

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* The chorus from the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic opening song]] song in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' puts a darker spin on this trope, basically couching it in a warning that if you ''don't'' TakeALevelInBadass, you will be dead very quickly:



--> '''Rimmer''': What, [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments to wind up looking like a reject from a Gay Pride disco?]]

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--> '''Rimmer''': What, [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments to wind up looking like a reject from a Gay Pride disco?]]disco?



* Phantom of ''VideoGame/MegaManZero3'' gives one such speech after fighting the title character as a BonusBoss in a [[SecretTestOfCharacter secret test]]. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome?]] Yes, it is.

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* Phantom of ''VideoGame/MegaManZero3'' gives one such speech after fighting the title character as a BonusBoss in a [[SecretTestOfCharacter secret test]]. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome?]] Yes, it is.



* Rome, to Italy in [[http://i.imgur.com/N2qdGrF.png this]] ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'' comic, after the ISIS in Libya threaten him. Particularly [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome badass]] when you realise this is ''[[MemeticLoser Italy]]'' that we're talking about here.

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* Rome, to Italy in [[http://i.imgur.com/N2qdGrF.png this]] ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'' comic, after the ISIS in Libya threaten him. Particularly [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome badass]] badass when you realise this is ''[[MemeticLoser Italy]]'' that we're talking about here.


* Phantom of ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 3'' gives one such speech after fighting the title character as a BonusBoss in a [[SecretTestOfCharacter secret test]]. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome?]] Yes, it is.

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* Phantom of ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 3'' ''VideoGame/MegaManZero3'' gives one such speech after fighting the title character as a BonusBoss in a [[SecretTestOfCharacter secret test]]. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome?]] Yes, it is.


** Earlier during the Cell Games Mr. Satan was at the receiving end of one: having realized how to trigger Gohan's transformation into Super Saiyan 2 but reduced to a severed head, Android 16 asked Mr. Satan to bring him to Gohan, and when he started making excuses he asked "[[ArmorPiercingQuestion Aren't you the world champion?]]". Mr. Satan rose to the challenge and brought 16 to Gohan in spite of his ''immense'' fear of being swatted away by Cell or ending as collateral damage of the Cell Juniors' rampage.

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** Earlier during the Cell Games Mr. Satan was is at the receiving end of one: having realized how to trigger Gohan's transformation into Super Saiyan 2 but reduced to a severed head, Android 16 asked asks Mr. Satan to bring him to Gohan, and when he started starts making excuses he asked excuses, 16 asks, "[[ArmorPiercingQuestion Aren't you the world champion?]]". Mr. Satan rose rises to the challenge and brought brings 16 to Gohan in spite of his ''immense'' fear of being swatted away by Cell or ending as collateral damage of the Cell Juniors' rampage.


* The flash game ''[]https://www.kongregate.com/games/JorjEade/seven-deadly-sins 7 Deadly Sins]]'' has the main character challenged by a guy in a pub to commit the, well, SevenDeadlySins, in a fortnight. His reward? [[spoiler:'''ETERNAL DAMNATION!'''!]]

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* The flash game ''[]https://www.''[[https://www.kongregate.com/games/JorjEade/seven-deadly-sins 7 Deadly Sins]]'' has the main character challenged by a guy in a pub to commit the, well, SevenDeadlySins, in a fortnight. His reward? [[spoiler:'''ETERNAL DAMNATION!'''!]]


* The flash game ''[https://www.kongregate.com/games/JorjEade/seven-deadly-sins 7 Deadly Sins]'' has the main character challenged by a guy in a pub to commit the, well, SevenDeadlySins, in a fortnight. His reward? [[spoiler:'''ETERNAL DAMNATION!'''!]]

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* The flash game ''[https://www.''[]https://www.kongregate.com/games/JorjEade/seven-deadly-sins 7 Deadly Sins]'' Sins]]'' has the main character challenged by a guy in a pub to commit the, well, SevenDeadlySins, in a fortnight. His reward? [[spoiler:'''ETERNAL DAMNATION!'''!]]


* The flash game ''Seven Sins'' has the main character challenged by a guy in a pub to commit the SevenDeadlySins in a fortnight. His reward? [[spoiler:'''ETERNAL DAMNATION'''!]]

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* The flash game ''Seven Sins'' ''[https://www.kongregate.com/games/JorjEade/seven-deadly-sins 7 Deadly Sins]'' has the main character challenged by a guy in a pub to commit the SevenDeadlySins the, well, SevenDeadlySins, in a fortnight. His reward? [[spoiler:'''ETERNAL DAMNATION'''!]]DAMNATION!'''!]]


** Either [[AvertedTrope averted]] or [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in most Swedish military recruitment ads, because you know... WarIsHell. Also, [[https://m.youtube.com/weatch?v=AprqomTW-Wo this]] commercial which [[ParodiedTrope parodies]] the use of this trope in American recruitment ads.

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** Either [[AvertedTrope averted]] or [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in most Swedish military recruitment ads, because you know... WarIsHell. Also, [[https://m.youtube.com/weatch?v=AprqomTW-Wo com/watch?v=AprqomTW-Wo this]] commercial which [[ParodiedTrope parodies]] the use of this trope in American recruitment ads.

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* Astrid dares Hiccup to be badass in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAPMoDG72g0 this scene]] from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'':
-->'''Hiccup:''' Three hundred years, and I'm the first Viking who wouldn't kill a dragon.\\
'''Astrid:''' First to ride one, though. So...?\\
'''Hiccup:''' I wouldn't kill him... because he looked as frightened as I was. I looked at him, and I saw myself.\\
'''Astrid:''' I bet he's really frightened now. What are you going to do about it?\\
'''Hiccup:''' Eh, probably something stupid.\\
'''Astrid:''' Good, but you've already done that.\\
'''Hiccup:''' ...Then something crazy.\\
'''Astrid:''' That's more like it.


* ''Film/UndercoverBrother'', when everything seems to be going wrong and Lance, the 'token white guy' in the organisation, starts panicking:

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* ''Film/UndercoverBrother'', when everything seems to be going wrong and Lance, the 'token white guy' 'TokenWhite' in the organisation, starts panicking:


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* A gloriously understated one occurs in the climax of ''Film/BubbleBoy'', as [[HenpeckedHusband Jimmy's father]], who is normally TheVoiceless, encourages his son.
-->'''Mr. Livingston''': H-How was it out there? Was it fun? *Beat* You can see the moon today. You know, it kind of makes you wonder... What would have happened if Neil Armstrong had gone all the way to the moon... and then never stepped on the surface? (''[[MundaneMadeAwesome Silently unlocks the doors for Jimmy]]'')


* Subverted in ''Series/RedDwarf'', when Ace tries to recruit Rimmer as the next [[TheAce Ace Rimmer]].

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* Subverted in ''Series/RedDwarf'', when Ace tries to recruit [[TakeUpMySword recruit]] Rimmer as the next [[TheAce Ace Rimmer]].



** However, Lister later gives a better one with the form of an ArmorPiercingQuestion. When Ace dies, Lister and Rimmer take him to the burial ground of all the Ace Rimmers who died. Upon seeing all the hard light projectors of the Ace Rimmer holograms who died in acts of heroism, enough to form a ring around a planet, Lister turns and asks Rimmer if he really wants to be the one to break that chain. This convinces Rimmer to take up the mantle.





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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'': In "The Duck Knight Returns!", Launchpad sees the hero in Darkwing's new actor and suggests he become the real-life Darkwing instead of just playing the character.
-->'''Launchpad''': It's one thing to play a hero, and it's another thing to actually ''be'' a hero. Do it for Jim.\\
[[spoiler:'''Drake''']]: (looks hopeful for a moment, then sulks) I don't know... this whole thing sounds like it could get-\\
'''Launchpad''': (smirking) [[CatchPhrase Dange]][[LetsGetDangerous rous?]]\\
''([[spoiler:Drake]] looks up with a look of resolve, putting on Darkwing's hat)''


* Alfred does these highly effectively in the new [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman movies]]:

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* Alfred does these highly effectively in the new [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman movies]]:''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'':


** Tyrion takes command of a sortie in the Battle of Blackwater after every other commander flees.
** Jon Snow is likewise left in charge of the Wall during the Battle of Castle Black when every other officer is cowering or otherwise engaged.


* Fan-favorite ''[[Comicbook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' writer Simon Furman invokes this so regularly, it's reached the point of being an AuthorCatchphrase. Typically, a character will face a crisis of confidence, begin to surrender, then recall the accomplishments and sacrifices of his predecessors and dare himself to meet them as well. The [[Wiki/TFWikiDotNet Transformers Wiki]] [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Furmanism#CAN_I_DO_LESS.3F has a collection here.]]
-->"But both Wreck-Gar and Inferno sacrificed themselves to save me. Can I do any less than risk my life to avenge them?"

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