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* An early issue of the ''Archie'' ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comic had a bizarrely-worded example, when Tails is knocked out of the sky by Robotnik in an enormous two-legged mech, and Posey, a possum girl that Tails liked, stands up to him. Either the writer (Scott Shaw!), [[AccidentalInnuendo didn't know what he was implying]] or [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar knew exactly what he was doing.]]

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* An early issue of the ''Archie'' ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comic ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogArchieComics'' had a bizarrely-worded example, when Tails is knocked out of the sky by Robotnik in an enormous two-legged mech, and Posey, a possum girl that Tails liked, stands up to him. Either the writer (Scott Shaw!), [[AccidentalInnuendo didn't know what he was implying]] or [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar knew exactly what he was doing.]]


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[[caption-width-right:350:I like a babe who plays rough!]]


For the non-rapey version, please see "ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou". "You got spunk" is more "''I '''will''' love you because it is hard to control you''", and unsurprisingly, has the [[UnfortunateImplications less pleasant implications]]. Compare WillNotBeAVictim (for the ActionGirl's perspective) and IHaveYouNowMyPretty (for the villain's perspective). Compare AmazonChaser for when "spunk" is an attractive quality in a girlfriend. Also compare DefiantCaptive. Contrast NoGuyWantsAnAmazon and NoGuyWantsToBeChased for when it is a deterrent. When meant sincerely and in non-rapey terms, it overlaps with SympathyForTheHero. See also YouGotGuts.

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For the non-rapey non-villainous version, please see "ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou". "You got spunk" is more "''I '''will''' love you because it is hard to control you''", and unsurprisingly, has the [[UnfortunateImplications less pleasant implications]]. Compare WillNotBeAVictim (for the ActionGirl's perspective) and IHaveYouNowMyPretty (for the villain's perspective). Often paired with a VillainousCrush. Compare AmazonChaser for when "spunk" is an attractive quality in a girlfriend. Also compare DefiantCaptive. Contrast NoGuyWantsAnAmazon and NoGuyWantsToBeChased for when it is a deterrent. When meant sincerely and in non-rapey terms, it overlaps with SympathyForTheHero. See also YouGotGuts.


-->-- '''ComicBook/TheJoker''' in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.

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-->-- '''ComicBook/TheJoker''' in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
''Film/TheDarkKnight''


-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''' in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.

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-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''' '''ComicBook/TheJoker''' in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.



** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. "A little fight in ya... I like that." (Followed by "[[HeyYouHaymaker Then you're gonna love me]].")

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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker. "A little fight in ya... I like that." (Followed by "[[HeyYouHaymaker Then you're gonna love me]].")



* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', "Two of a Kind": SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker brings Dr. Harleen "Harley" Quinzel back to his lair, were she proposes writing a tell-all book. He responds, "You've got moxy! I feed moxy to the hyenas." He sics the hyenas on her, only to have her yell "SIT!", causing them to... well, sit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', "Two of a Kind": SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker brings Dr. Harleen "Harley" Quinzel back to his lair, were she proposes writing a tell-all book. He responds, "You've got moxy! I feed moxy to the hyenas." He sics the hyenas on her, only to have her yell "SIT!", causing them to... well, sit.


* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' ("Borderland"). T'Pol and other crew members are captured by Orion slave traders, one of whom is played by enormous wrestler Paul "Big Show" Wight.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' ("Borderland").("[[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS4E4Borderland Borderland]]"). T'Pol and other crew members are captured by Orion slave traders, one of whom is played by enormous wrestler Paul "Big Show" Wight.



** Maggie Walsh's response to Buffy telling her off in "The Initiative" is "I like her".

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** Maggie Walsh's response to Buffy telling her off in "The Initiative" "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E7TheInitiative The Initiative]]" is "I like her".



* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Angelus re Winifred Burkle in "Calvary".

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Angelus re Winifred Burkle in "Calvary"."[[Recap/AngelS04E13Calvary Calvary]]".



* In an episode of ''Series/FawltyTowers'', the incompetent builder O'Reilly speaks of Sybil Fawlty, "I love a woman with spirit! I do! I do!" She beats the shit out of him.

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* In an the ''Series/FawltyTowers'' episode of ''Series/FawltyTowers'', "[[Recap/FawltyTowersS1E2TheBuilders The Builders]]", the incompetent builder O'Reilly speaks of Sybil Fawlty, "I love a woman with spirit! I do! I do!" She beats the shit out of him.


* FoeYay/HoYay example in chapter 46 of ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd''. Ferid is delighted by how Yuu goes into demon mode on him. He later approaches Yuu and blushes saying "Wow! Haven't you grown into the cute one! Your demon is on the verge of rampage yet you still have [[WhatBeautifulEyes such clear and beautiful eyes]]. No wonder you are the extra special guinea pig." He then lifts Yuu's face by his chin and gets close saying "Perhaps before I heal you I'll take a little sip of your blood." Yuu asks if there's something in it for him if he allows Ferid to suck his blood. Ferid says he got the curse suppresent from Guren and it's the same one he takes. Yuu then demands Ferid tells him everything he knows and tries to regain control of the situation by grabbing the hand Ferid has the cure in. Ferid smiles when Yuu fights back, covers Yuu's mouth with his hand, says "Oh, you are cute" and bites him while gripping his shoulder and hand. He then "cures" Yuu of his advancing demon curse while holding him close and leaning his head on Yuu's shoulder.

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* FoeYay/HoYay FoeYay[=/=]HoYay example in chapter 46 of ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd''. Ferid is delighted by how Yuu goes into demon mode on him. He later approaches Yuu and blushes saying "Wow! Haven't you grown into the cute one! Your demon is on the verge of rampage yet you still have [[WhatBeautifulEyes such clear and beautiful eyes]]. No wonder you are the extra special guinea pig." He then lifts Yuu's face by his chin and gets close saying "Perhaps before I heal you I'll take a little sip of your blood." Yuu asks if there's something in it for him if he allows Ferid to suck his blood. Ferid says he got the curse suppresent from Guren and it's the same one he takes. Yuu then demands Ferid tells him everything he knows and tries to regain control of the situation by grabbing the hand Ferid has the cure in. Ferid smiles when Yuu fights back, covers Yuu's mouth with his hand, says "Oh, you are cute" and bites him while gripping his shoulder and hand. He then "cures" Yuu of his advancing demon curse while holding him close and leaning his head on Yuu's shoulder.

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* In the ''Series/HereComeTheBrides'' episode "Candy and the Kid," Candy is kidnapped by an outlaw who wants to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe marry her]]. When Candy tells him "Richard, we're not married. And we never will be. So you just stop talking nonsense," he says, "You know, you're feisty. I like that in a woman. To a point."


* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/Tarzan2'' has Zugor parody the TropeNamer quote. "Kid, you got pluck. I hate pluck."

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* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/Tarzan2'' ''WesternAnimation/TarzanII'' has Zugor parody the TropeNamer quote. "Kid, you got pluck. I hate pluck."


* In [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', a centaur tells a captured Megara, "I like 'em fiery."
* In ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', Shere Khan says to Mowgli, "You have spirit for one so small."
* In ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', Jafar tells a captured Jasmine who's face he has grabbed: "Mmmm such spirit." In response Jasmine tries to bite him.

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* In [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'', a centaur tells a captured Megara, "I like 'em fiery."
* In ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleBook1967'', Shere Khan says to Mowgli, "You have spirit for one so small."
* In ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', Jafar tells a captured Jasmine who's face he has grabbed: "Mmmm such spirit." In response Jasmine tries to bite him.



* Disney's ''Disney/{{Tarzan}} 2'' has Zugor parody the TropeNamer quote. "Kid, you got pluck. I hate pluck."

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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Tarzan}} 2'' ''WesternAnimation/Tarzan2'' has Zugor parody the TropeNamer quote. "Kid, you got pluck. I hate pluck."


* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': When Katniss Everdeen was volunteering for her sister at the reaping, Haymitch announces drunkenly that he likes how she's got lots of spunk.

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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'':
--> Tomb Robber: "You got heart, kid, but that belongs to me!"


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* The opening sequence to ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' contains a classic example:
--> [=LeChuck=] "Guybrush Threepwood, I don't know how you escaped my Carnival of the Damned, but you won't escape the taste of my blade!"
--> ''([=LeChuck=]'s sword is shot out of his hand. Cut to Elaine, performing a SmokingBarrelBlowout.
--> [=LeChuck=] (Clearly impressed and intrigued): "Ooh! The lass has spirit!"

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': Queen Atomia takes a liking to little Suzy in ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfWonderWoman'' when the kid mouths off and calls her a mean old lady even though Atomia could kill her. This quickly vanishes as Atomia's plans fall apart and Suzy proves to be a hindrance.


For the non-rapey version, please see "ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou". "You got spunk" is more "''I '''will''' love you because it is hard to control you''", and [[CaptainObvious unsurprisingly]], has the [[UnfortunateImplications less pleasant implications]]. Compare WillNotBeAVictim (for the ActionGirl's perspective) and IHaveYouNowMyPretty (for the villain's perspective). Compare AmazonChaser for when "spunk" is an attractive quality in a girlfriend. Also compare DefiantCaptive. Contrast NoGuyWantsAnAmazon and NoGuyWantsToBeChased for when it is a deterrent. When meant sincerely and in non-rapey terms, it overlaps with SympathyForTheHero. See also YouGotGuts.

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For the non-rapey version, please see "ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou". "You got spunk" is more "''I '''will''' love you because it is hard to control you''", and [[CaptainObvious unsurprisingly]], unsurprisingly, has the [[UnfortunateImplications less pleasant implications]]. Compare WillNotBeAVictim (for the ActionGirl's perspective) and IHaveYouNowMyPretty (for the villain's perspective). Compare AmazonChaser for when "spunk" is an attractive quality in a girlfriend. Also compare DefiantCaptive. Contrast NoGuyWantsAnAmazon and NoGuyWantsToBeChased for when it is a deterrent. When meant sincerely and in non-rapey terms, it overlaps with SympathyForTheHero. See also YouGotGuts.

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