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* In the backstory of ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', Theodore Kurita’s contentious relationship to his father Takashi led to his father insulting him by giving him the wreckage of an old Orion [=BattleMech=]. What Theodore learned that his father did not know was that the ‘Mech was the wreckage of a ‘Mech piloted by the legendary Star League General, Alexander Kerensky. After repairing the ‘Mech, he piloted it with pride.

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* A bald man is regularly ribbed by his coworkers with various degrees of subtlety. One day, a coworker rubs the man's head and says "You know, this feels like my wife's ass!" The bald man rubs it and says "Hey yeah, it ''does'' feel like your wife's ass!"


-->- Movie!Brad Lavigne, from the {{CBC}} biopic ''[[Film/JackCBC Jack.]]''

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-->- Movie!Brad Lavigne, from the {{CBC}} Creator/{{CBC}} biopic ''[[Film/JackCBC ''[[Film/Jack2013 Jack.]]''


->'''Jaime:''' Smart boy. ''[off Robb's look]''. What? Don't like being called a boy? Insulted?
->'''King Robb:''' You insult yourself, Kingslayer. You've been defeated by a boy. You're held captive by a boy. Perhaps you'll be killed by a boy.
-->-- ''Series/GameOfThrones'', "The North Remembers"

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->'''Jaime:''' Smart boy. ''[off Robb's look]''. What? Don't like being called a boy? Insulted?
->'''King Robb:''' You insult yourself, Kingslayer. You've been defeated by a boy. You're held captive by a boy. Perhaps you'll be killed by a boy.
-->-- ''Series/GameOfThrones'', "The North Remembers"
->The other side wants to marginalize us and make us the "outsiders." Why not ''run'' with it?
-->- Movie!Brad Lavigne, from the {{CBC}} biopic ''[[Film/JackCBC Jack.]]''


->'''Jaime:''' Smart boy. ''[off Robb's look]''. What? [[JustAKid Don't like being called a boy?]] Insulted?
->'''[[AChildShallLeadThem King Robb]]:''' You insult yourself, Kingslayer. You've been defeated by a boy. You're held captive by a boy. Perhaps you'll be killed by a boy.

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->'''Jaime:''' Smart boy. ''[off Robb's look]''. What? [[JustAKid Don't like being called a boy?]] boy? Insulted?
->'''[[AChildShallLeadThem King Robb]]:''' ->'''King Robb:''' You insult yourself, Kingslayer. You've been defeated by a boy. You're held captive by a boy. Perhaps you'll be killed by a boy.

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* {{Troll}}: Those who get off of people's retorts towards their trolling; those who had sucessfully "baited people" into insulting them. May overlap with the villainous cases above.

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* Evoked by the advertising for ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' where they showed game footage to some MoralGuardians, filmed their utterly repulsed reactions and tirades of how grotesque and violent the game was, and then used this ''to hype the game'' with their "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcm5M-KWQnM&list=PL08ADEE44E08DCDFF Your Mom Hates Dead Space 2]]" advertising campaign.
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* A {{Trickster}}: Acting shocked at their underhandedness.

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* A {{Trickster}}: TheTrickster: Acting shocked at their underhandedness.


* Miu Iruma of ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3KillingHarmony'', due to having a BDSM kink (emphasis on the M), gets sexually aroused when insulted. The more vicious and vulgar the insult the more it seems to turn her on, especially any sort of SlutShaming. Put her in the same room as Kokichi, a massive {{Troll}} who constantly hurls insults at everyone [[ItAmusedMe just to enjoy their reactions]], and you might need to get a mop.

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* Miu Iruma of ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3KillingHarmony'', due to having a BDSM kink (emphasis on the M), gets sexually aroused when insulted. The more vicious and vulgar degrading the insult the more it seems to turn her on, especially any sort of SlutShaming. Put her in the same room as Kokichi, a massive {{Troll}} who constantly hurls insults at everyone [[ItAmusedMe just to enjoy their reactions]], and you might need to get a mop.

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* Miu Iruma of ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3KillingHarmony'', due to having a BDSM kink (emphasis on the M), gets sexually aroused when insulted. The more vicious and vulgar the insult the more it seems to turn her on, especially any sort of SlutShaming. Put her in the same room as Kokichi, a massive {{Troll}} who constantly hurls insults at everyone [[ItAmusedMe just to enjoy their reactions]], and you might need to get a mop.
-->'''Kokichi:''' Who made the locked-room mystery doesn't matter, since anyone could have done it. Don't you even understand something as basic as that, you filthy cum dumpster?\\
'''Miu:''' ''[surprised]'' C-cum dumpster?! ''[aroused]'' Finally! Someone finally called me a cum dumpster!


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-->'''Bob''': Your right, that is a joke.

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-->'''Bob''': Your You're right, that is a joke.


* An old joke combines this with InsultBackfire:

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* An old joke combines this with InsultBackfire:AnalogyBackfire:

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* An old joke combines this with InsultBackfire:
-->'''Alice''': I'd tell you a joke about your penis, but it's too short.
-->'''Bob''': Your right, that is a joke.
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* The insult was done in such a way that the target is able to turn it around with a bigger insult. For example, if someone tries to TrashTalk an opponent while [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty using an unfair advantage]] in a competition (whether combat or something else) and the target is able to turn it around by insinuating or straight out saying that the individual is unable to beat them without cheating. Then again, someone like a CardCarryingVillain could [[VolleyingInsults retort the retort]], saying the target's soft for not being a CombatPragmatist.

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* The insult was done in such a way that the target is able to turn it around with a bigger insult. For example, if someone tries to TrashTalk an opponent while [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty [[CombatPragmatist using an unfair advantage]] in a competition (whether combat or something else) and the target is able to turn it around by insinuating or straight out saying that the individual is unable to beat them without cheating. Then again, someone like a CardCarryingVillain could [[VolleyingInsults retort the retort]], saying the target's soft for not being a CombatPragmatist.

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