Reverend Shooter: ...Oh, fuck off, grasshopper! (shoots him with concealed twin pistols)
So The Hero has finally penetrated the Big Bad's fortress, defeated his Mooks, made his Dynamic Entry into the inner sanctum, and the final confrontation is about to begin. Of course, being The Hero, he sums up all that is wrong about what the villain is doing and offers him one last chance to cease his evil-doing and repent. The villain, of course, will have none of it, and rather than wasting time with We Can Rule Together and the like, gives a resounding "Shut Up, Kirk!" and the battle is joined.
The Kirk Summation equivalent of Shut Up, Hannibal!, Shut Up, Kirk! is when the villain/antagonist on the receiving end of The Summation (Kirk or otherwise), Patrick Stewart Speech, some other goody-goody life affirming lecture, or even a blistering critique of all their flaws rejects what the hero has said and reaffirms his motives and actions. When the hero spells out how his plan to destroy all life on the planet is wrong, the villain usually will respond with this trope with something like "They don't deserve to live!" or "Silence! How dare you question my judgment?" or "What gives you the moral authority to condemn me? You're just as evil!" or "Fool, only those with strength such as mine are fit to survive!"
There are even some cases where the villain will deny the charges against him and will instead take this opportunity to reveal completely different (but equally villainous) motives:
The Villain: What are you talking about? I was just going to spread the virus so that my Evil Incorporate would be able to sell the vaccine — and name our own price! That whole "save the planet" line was just something I fed those silly eco-terrorists so they'd work for me for free.
The Kirk: Oh... well... well, that's bad too!
- In Higurashi: When They Cry, Big Bad Miyo Takano shoots Keiichi point blank during his Kirk Summation to shut him up. It's a bit complicated how only the identity of the villain is a spoiler.
- When Jonathan, Zeppelli, and Speedwagon confront the vampire Dio in Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure Phantom Blood, Zeppeli notices Dio has healed his wounds from his previous fight with Johnathan and asks him how many lives he's "sucked away" to heal his wounds. Dio coolly asks Zeppeli if he remembers how many breads he's eaten in a day. In Battle Tendency, Caesar Zeppelli swears revenge after Whamuu casually kills his friend by walking into him while not even noticing him. The Pillarmen start laughing, remarking that this is hardly the first time someone swore revenge against them.
- In Pokémon Adventures, a pissed off Cyrus tells Dia that a stupid kid could never understand the concepts of time and space. Dia responds with a small but heartfelt speech about what time and space mean to him. Cyrus doesn't like Dia's answer (not to mention pissed that Dialga and Palkia seem to like the kid's answer over his), so he smacks the boy across the face with the Red Chain.
- From Pokémon: The First Movie, Pikachu tries to convince Mewtwo that Ash views him (Pikachu) as a friend, not a slave. Mewtwo is not convinced and hurls him against Ash.
- Wrath/Fuhrer Bradley of Fullmetal Alchemist gives one of these as he lies dying and Lan Fan asks if he has any dying words. He dies content with the life he had led, no matter how horrid his enemies found it.
Lan Fan: Any last words you'd like to say?
Lan Fan: Such a sad life. Tell me, Bradley. Was there anyone who you loved? Any friends? Your wife?
Wrath: My wife...
Lan Fan: Are you saying you have nothing? No message for her? When she finds out what you are...
Wrath: Your trivial words of sorrow, of love and guilt mean nothing to me, young lady. My wife understands. She is the woman that I chose to live by my side. There are no more words that need to pass between us now. That's what it means to be the wife of the Fuhrer.
- Kimblee has his moment of this too, listening to Al's declaration that he will Take a Third Option that will allow them to save everyone and regain their bodies. Kimblee then reasons there must exist a fourth option where both brothers fail completely.
- In Bakuman。, after Nanamine outlines his plan, Mashiro and Takagi disapprove of it. He then says he's disappointed because he thought they would understand, and they respond by saying that they're disappointed that he would waste his talent and throw away his pride. Nanamine then says that professionals do whatever it takes to succeed, and anyone whose pride comes before that has yet to learn what it takes to be a professional.
- In Bokurano, the following exchange occurs when Chizu, who knows she and her baby are going to die after her battle, since she's Zearth's pilot, starts firing Zearth's lasers to take revenge on the men who raped her, causing collateral damage.
Tanaka: What makes you think this is even remotely acceptable? We live under a constitutional government to prevent that from happening!Chizu: Constitutional government? Then go ahead and make a world with a perfect government. However, I don't have the time to wait for that to happen.
- In Muhyo and Roji, after Page angrily tells Enchu that Yoichi, whom he had looked at dismissively, had gone to great lengths to bring Enchu back, and implies that he himself feels somewhat responsible, Enchu responds by saying "You talk too much, as always."
- In Girls und Panzer, when Erika shows up to mock Miho, who was her teammate and predecessor as vice-captain before she switched schools, Miho's friends step up to defend her.
Yukari: If I may say something, I don't think Miho-san's decision was incorrect in the match we had.Erika: I think someone needs to mind their own business.Yukari: (chastened) I'm sorry.
Shiho: What a foolish question. For one who carries the name of the Nishizumi family to say such a foolish thing... it's plainly embarrassing.
- In the Little Army manga, when Miho asks her mother if it was necessary for Maho to shoot the enemy's flag tank when it went to rescue one of her team's tanks, she gets this response.
- Anchovy, after losing to Miho, accuses her of having thrown away victory in the last tournament. Miho responds by saying that there are more important things to her than victory. Anchovy begins to walk away, but pauses to tell Miho that she thinks that the commander of a team has a responsibility to her subordinates to win, especially for Miho, who says she values her comrades. Anchovy ends up being vindicated in the next round, in which Miho learns that if she loses, she will be disinherited and her school will be shut down.
- Rurouni Kenshin. Kenshin's always being mocked for being a Technical Pacifist, but the hardest burn comes from Saitou, who visited Kenshin's home while he was out and waited for him to come back, all to point out that he could have slaughtered everyone there if he felt like it and Kenshin wouldn't have been able to stop him.
Kenshin: As you say, it is a very advanced kind of technology. You ought to use that technology for the good of the people.Gein: I hear that a lot. But would a master swordsmith make razors? Would a superior castle architect build tenements? The forefront of technology is always in battle.
- In the Jinchu Arc, Gein invokes this against Kenshin regarding his ability to build battlesuits from corpses.
- In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, Chrono confronts Admiral Graham and his familiars regarding their plan to deal with the Book of Darkness by sealing away its master for eternity, and says that because the master is innocent of any wrongdoing, it's illegal. Lotte then launches into a tirade about how following the law only led to many victims being created, among them Chrono's father, although Graham, apparently not caring for her doing so, silences her.
- In Dragon Ball Z, Gohan faces Recoome and gives a speech declaring he is the son of the great hero Goku, who inspired him to not be afraid of bullies and stand up to them. Recoome says he doesn't care and nothing Gohan says can change the fact Gohan doesn't stand a chance. He proves it.
- Dragon Ball Super: During the Future Trunks Saga, Trunks calls Goku Black out on his genocidal rampage, calling him nothing more than a murderer. In response, Black goes on a Motive Rant alongside Future Zamasu, stating that everything that's happening is Trunks' fault because he went back in time and saved Goku from the heart virus, breaking the gods' time travel taboo in the process; had Trunks just let Goku die as he was originally supposed to, then Goku never would have met Zamasu, Zamasu would never have stolen Goku's body, and Black himself would have never existed.
- Happened in The Transformers: All Hail Megatron. When Prime returned to put the kibosh on Megatron, he began with his Catch-Phrase about freedom being the right of all— OH, SHUT UP!!
- Peanuts: Lampshaded in one strip, when Charlie Brown is being attacked by Lucy, and he begins to explain to her how violence is never the answer to anything. Lucy just slugs him and says "I had to hit him quick— he was starting to make sense!"
- A fairly tragic example in Ultimate Spider-Man, mostly because it's taking place in a fight that ends in Peter's death.
Peter: What's the plan, Osborn? I'm dying to know... What next? You kill me, then what next? The son you killed won't magically come back to life! Your world as a captain of industry won't magically go back to the way it was! And your hair... Won't magically come... into fashion!Goblin: But you'll be dead.
- In The Black Ring, when Superman realises that Luthor's hatred for him is going to poison the perfect world Lex has created, he starts out giving him a lecture on the importance of keeping hold of his peace, and then starts apologising for whatever he's done that Lex hates him for, but to Luthor it all sounds like the Kirk Summation, and he screams at Supes to be quiet.
- The Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe: Captain America faces off against Frank Castle (which on this "What If?" has become a superhero-killing crusader courtesy of his family being stuck on the crossfire of a typical battle of the Marvel Universe) and tries to bring him back to his senses by appealing to his sense of duty as a soldier. Frank's response begins with him saying "I guess I'm just having a My Lai kind of day" and when Cap doesn't understand what Frank means...
- Frank Castle: (After explaining the reference (he personally saw that event), which gave him enough time to take hold of the gun he concealed on the battlefield and point it point-blank at at the back of Cap's head) You don't know what I've been through. So who are you to judge?? (Boom, Headshot!).
- Spider-Man: In The Clone Conspiracy, Spidey points out that Ben Reilly/the Jackal hasn't brought back Uncle Ben, when he's cloned just about everyone else Peter knows who died, ever. He says the reason is that Uncle Ben would disapprove of what Reilly is doing, and Reilly wouldn't be able to argue with him. The response?
- Ben Reilly: [turns to cloned villains] Kill him.
- A non-villainous example in the Avatar: The Last Airbender fic Fullmetal Bitch. A 22 year old Toph refuses to train Aang who then calls her a coward for refusing to help fight the Fire Nation. Toph responds by taking off her shirt and showing all the scars she earned fighting on the wall of Ba Sing Se, ending it with, "I fought the Fire Nation for four years; where were you during all that time?"
- In Perfection is Overrated, when confronted by Shizune Otonashi, Yukariko tells her that she's nothing but a murderer and a false Christian. Shizune retorts by saying that in her view, Yukariko is the false Christian.
- When confronting Bachiko and Meiko regarding their plan to alter everyone's personalities and relationships as they please, Mai calls them out on their plan not respecting people's right to make their own decisions, to which Bachiko responds that they cannot be trusted to make these decisions on their own.
- In The Prayer Warriors, when Jerry confronts Books, a representation of one of his critics, this exchange happens. Jerry concludes that Books is "an idiot only suited to telling lies and killing innocent Christians".
Jerry: "Jesses Christ is my saviour. HE will pretext me in my lime of need. Where is your false gods now? I know perfumery well that your gods is not real but is a lie created by Stalin (which s secretly demon processed by the Satan, the worse demon of them all! And he is not a god!)"Books: "Laugh out loud."
Percy: No I will never. I will always fool you by worshiping a false set of gods, Zeus the king, and will secret preying to the lord of the darkness, Satan himself,"
- Earlier on, when Jerry first tries to convert Percy Jackson, he gets this response.
- Annabeth tries this on Jerry at one point, saying ""Those ways are old and tired. Our way is much better", but he responds with "But at least our way works! Amen" before killing her.
- When Jerry prays to God for forgiveness for killing the "demon processed" Grover, Stalin tells him "Pray as much as you want, your God will not save you."
- Friendship Is Aura: When offering her a Last-Second Chance, Lucario tells Chrysalis that her subjects love her, meaning she doesn't need to forcibly take it from anyone. She responds by absorbing said subjects and trying one last time to kill him.
- The Immortal Game: Titan repeatedly shoots down Twilight's attempts to verbally break him during their Final Battle, until she finally manages to get through to him at the last minute allowing her to drain his power and kill him.
- In Boys Do Tankary, Vincent, after telling Maho she knows nothing about true family because she pushed Miho away, not realizing that Maho does, in fact, love Miho, Maho contemptuously replies “Family. This coming from a guy who has no family”. Vincent is unfazed, though, and tells Maho that he considers the Oarai crew and his platoon his family.
- In Boys und Sensha-do! (found here), after Shiho disowns Miho, Akio tells Shiho that Miho is far more talented than Shiho realizes, and that Sensha-do is about friendship and camaraderie, not just victory. Shiho responds by saying "That is not what Sensha-do is about, little boy!"
- The Conversion Bureau: The Other Side of the Spectrum:
- When Celestia angrily calls Discord out on how his vision of chaos caused untold amounts of pain and damage to the ponies and Equestria, Discord retorts that her "harmony" has caused its own damage by causing pony civilization to become stagnant and the ponies themselves complacent.
- In chapter 15 when Luna calls Spykoran a murderer for destroying Dream Valley, Discord reminds her that she herself would have killed the world as Nightmare Moon.
- In Frozen Hearts, during an argument between Hans' brothers regarding Hans, Heins tries to remind Harald of what makes a prince.
Heins: He's our brother, Harald! Our brother! And I, for one, love him! Have you all forgotten what makes a prince? A prince forgets trespasses! He forgives! He sacrifices! He is compassionate!Harald: Don't recite those time-old rhymes to me! God knows we spent half our childhoods reciting them back to the king whenever he asked like a bunch of trained parrots!
- In System Restore, Monobear does this at the end of the first trial, after a speech describing what could have been done to prevent the murder.
Monobear: “Ugh! Why do you keep assaulting my ears with all these speeches speeches speeches speeches! It’s as if you actually think you’re an important character or talent or human being! Nope, I’m done, I’ve decided. Done listening to people who think they’re in charge. I think it’s time I showed you bastards who really was.”
- In Shadowchasers: Ascension, Big Bad Jalie Squarefoot interrupts Jeb this way when it's clear Jeb is about to quote from a certain work in his attempt at a "The Reason You Suck" Speech (keep in mind, Jalie is an actual devil and a member of the nobility of Hell):
Jeb: So, you seek to one-up him by becoming a god. Do you seriously think your plan will work?Jalie: Why shouldn't it work?Jeb (Visibly frustrated): Jalie, there's a book that's been popular on Earth for a few thousand years… In one part of it…Jalie: Belmont, please, If you're going to quote from the Bible, I should tell you, I've memorized that dumb book! When a devil gets as far advanced as I have, it helps to know mortal religious tracts by heart.
- In The Stalking Zuko Series:
Hahn: "I get that you have urges. But you know you don't have to marry her right? They aren't like us. All firebenders are such sluts. You can fuck her and leave her. You don't have to debase yourself by having a relationship with one of those firebitches."
- During an argument between the Northern and Southern Water Tribes over inter-nation marriage, Bato gives a passionate speech about his love for Ming, a woman from the Fire Nation. In response to that, Hahn, the would-be son-in-law and heir of Arnook, chief of the Northern Water Tribe, gives this exceptionally dismissive and condescending response.
Za Jei: Listen Avatar, I don't know if anyone in the land of fairy floss, fruit pies and rainbows ever told you, but this is the real world. Here you cannot just wish away your problems.
- When Zuko, Aang and some of Zuko's advisors are discussing what to do with Ozai, since some Ozai loyalists are planning to overthrow Zuko and re-enthrone Ozai, Aang insists that sparing him was the right decision, and that he wishes this wasn't happening. Za Jei, one of Zuko's old teachers, responds with a mix of this and Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!.
- Generally speaking, any time Suzaku tries to convince someone in Six Paths of Rebellion that violence won't solve anything and that by fighting the system, they're only causing "unnecessary bloodshed", they or someone else will call him a hypocrite for spouting such beliefs while working for a tyrannical world conquering empire. Particularly of note is when he tries to convince Kallen to leave the Black Knights.
Kallen: "Then explain something, what higher purpose did the death of my brother serve? What about the people in Shinjuku? In Saitama?"
- Pony POV Series: In the Finale Arc, Apple Bloom tells Diamond Tiara that she had seen several alternate realities where Diamond was a hero, meaning Diamond's fate as a villain isn't set in stone and she can still change. Diamond retorts, "None of them are me."
- In Hell Is a Martial Artist the Norns, Urd in particular, try to convince Ranma that Hild is merely using him and she tricked him by rewriting reality to make him her son/daughter. Ranma shoots back that he's the one who pressed the button to do so; so far as he's concerned Hild is his mother, even before they made it reality.
- Likewise, whenever someone brings up that Hild is Satan and tortures souls for a living, Ranma responds that she tortures the damned. He met some of those souls and learned what they did in life and every last one of them deserves their torment.
- When Miya criticizes Takami in Ashikabi of Thunder and Lightning for getting her son involved in the Sekirei Game, Takami responds that she needs a way to counter the Ashikabi of the South and East as well as hopefully stop Minaka. While Miya could easily do so, her refusal to take up her sword again has forced Takami to find an alternate solution.
- In Ages of Shadow, when Trace starts to give a Patrick Stewart Speech during the Final Battle, Jade interrupts him and tells him to get started with the dueling.
- Frequently in The Defeated a Soul Reaper (usually Byakuya, Soi-fon, or Yamamoto) will call out Ichigo and/or Orihime for breaking their laws and later joining Aizen. Each time, someone fires back that Soul Society decided to kill schoolchildren (Uryu and Sado) for trying to prevent a wrongful execution then tortured the survivors before sending them home without admitting they were the ones in the wrong.
- Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters: During the fight in Chapter 17, Jackie tries to get Hak Foo to abandon his Oni mask, appealing to his desire to be the strongest warrior by pointing out that he's relying on the mask's power instead of his own. Hak Foo responds by saying that he doesn't care, as long as he wins.
- Bring Me To Life:
- In chapter 37, when Willow calls her insane for being onboard with the First's plans, Amy responds with a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, chewing Willow out for being scared of her own power and continuing to be Buffy's sidekick.
- In chapter 38, when Giles declares they will find a way to stop it, the First responds sarcastically, having already put Buffy and Angel out of commission.
- Marionettes: When Sunset Shimmer tries to convince Marshmallow that what S.M.I.L.E. and Masquerade are doing is wrong, Marshmallow retorts, "Your speeches are boring! Why do you keep making them?!"
- In The Boxtrolls, Eggs tries to convince Snatcher that he doesn't need a fancy hat or fancy cheese to be somebody important, and that he is what makes himself. Snatcher retorts "I have made me, boy... this is my destiny!", and Death by Gluttony ensues.
- In the first half of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Frollo holds enough fear of God and respect for the sanctity of the Church to spare and raise the baby Quasimodo and not drag Esmeralda forcibly out of the sanctuary of Notre-Dame when he's disputed by the Archdeacon. When the climax occurs, however, Frollo is driven so mad by his lust and hatred that he assaults Notre-Dame to get back at both Quasimodo and Esmeralda. On the way, the Archdeacon tries to stop him by rekindling his fear of God, but Frollo merely tosses the clergyman down the stairs and locks him downstairs to keep him out of the final fight.
Archdeacon: Frollo, have you gone MAD?! I will not tolerate this assault on the house of God!
Frollo: Silence, you old fool! (Tosses the Archdeacon down the stairs) The hunchback and I have unfinished business to attend to! And this time, you will not interfere.
- Done gloriously in Hot Fuzz.
Reverend Shooter: Stop! Please stop this mindless violence! Nicholas, I know that you're not a man of God, but surely you're a man of peace.
Nicholas Angel: I may not be a man of God, Reverend. But I know right, and I know wrong. And I have the good grace to know which is which.
Reverend Shooter: Oh, fuck off, grasshopper. (draws two guns and shoots at him)
- Another great moment from Gangs of New York:
Monk: Citizens of the Five Points! Mr. Bill Cutting is attempting to draw me into an argument that would no doubt end in bloodshed and the compromising of my office! What do ya think? Should I engage and silence this relic of the ancient law? Or shall I be your chosen voice, in a new testament, in the New World! (a long pause) There you are, Bill. The people have spoken: the very notion of violent reprisal benumbs them. Come on up; let's see if we can resolve our differences the democratic way.
(Bill begins climbing the hill towards the barbershop, and Monk turns his back to enter; a split second later, Bill's cleaver lands square in Monk's back; he goes crashing to the ground, dropping his club in the process)
Bill: That, my friends, is the minority vote. (to Monk) Now you've tasted my mutton, how d'you like it, huh? Look. I want you to see this...
(he takes up Monk's club, carves another notch into it and shows it to him)
Bill: This is you, right here: notch forty-five, you Irish bog .
(he brings the club down on Monk's head with a sickening thud)
- Magneto delivers a very effective one to Xavier at the climax of X-Men: First Class. It probably didn't help that Xavier tried to finish off his speech by invoking the Nuremberg Defence on a Holocaust survivor.
- Star Trek:
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Azetbur gives a Shut Up, Kirk! speech to... Chekov.
Chekov: We do believe all planets have a sovereign claim to inalienable human rights.Azetbur: Inalien... If only you could hear yourselves? Human rights. Why the very name is racist. The Federation is no more than a ' sapiens' only club.
- Star Trek: Generations. Picard tries to convince Dr. Soran not to destroy Veridian Three.
Picard: What you're doing is just as bad as when the Borg destroyed your world. They killed millions, too. Including your wife and children.Soran: Nice try. There was a time when I wouldn't hurt a fly. Then the Borg came. They showed me that there is one constant in this universe ... death. We're all going to die sometime. It's just a question of how and when.
- A more literal example in Star Trek (2009), Kirk is trying to drive Spock into a blind rage to prove he is emotionally compromised by talking trash about his recently deceased mother. Spock, in the ensuing beat-down, grabs Kirk by the throat and slams him down onto a console.
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Azetbur gives a Shut Up, Kirk! speech to... Chekov.
- In an early scene in Batman, Alex Knox is trying to get information from the very uncooperative Lt. Eckhardt:
Eckhardt: Don't be writing this crap in the newspaper, Knox, it will ruin your already worthless reputation.Knox: Lieutenant. Lotsa punks in town are scared stiff! They say he drinks blood. They say he can't be killed!
- In Batman & Robin, Poison Ivy does this while seducing Robin.
Poison Ivy: Hey there, pretty birdie.
- At Freeze's hideout, she ambushes Robin after he is knocked aside by Bane. Robin tries to place her under arrest, but she is unintimidated and instead just twists his efforts with some flirting and offers him a kiss instead.
Robin: Give yourself up! If you surrender-
Poison Ivy: To you? (blows her pheromone dust in his face) Polly want a kiss?
Poison Ivy: One kiss...my love...(whisper) for luck.
- Later in Ivy's lair she finally succeeds in seducing Robin and shares a deadly kiss with him. But Robin reveals he saw through her seductions and wore rubber lips to protect himself from her poison. Ivy, realizing Robin tricked her and stole a kiss from her, responds by shoving him into her plant infested lily pond to drown him and mocks him further by waving him goodbye as he drowns, officially ending their "relationship" by "breaking up with him."
(after a moment of silence she and Robin close their eyes and slowly lean in, with Ivy smirking smugly, and share a passionate kiss)
Poison Ivy: (in mock sadness) Bad luck I'm afraid. Time to die little Robin.
Robin: I hate to disappoint you but, (peels off his upper rubber lip) rubber lips are immune to your charms.
(Poison Ivy glares at Robin before leaping forward and shoving him off her throne and into her pond. As he is slowly drowned by plants, Ivy begins walking away with a smirk and waves goodbye.)
Poison Ivy: See ya!
- Ivan Ooze reacts this way to Zordon in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie (complaining that "I've only been outta the egg fifteen minutes, and I've already gotta listen to one of your speeches."), ironically right before he goes into a rather long rant of his own.
- The Chronicles of Riddick: The Lord Marshal does this to an outspoken prisoner trying to rally the others against conversion by ripping out his opposition's soul. Considering that Helion's essentially a religion melting pot world, this is actually the perfect way to get to them.
- In Dragonheart, Bowen hunted dragons because he mistakenly believed being given a dragon's heart corrupted Einon. When they clash for the first time, Bowen begs Einon to remember the Old Code. Einon's response makes it painfully clear to Bowen that Einon was Evil All Along.
Bowen: But... you spoke the words...Einon: I vomited them up because I couldn't stomach them! Because I knew it was what you wanted to hear!
- In Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the Judge walks in on his ward Johanna (for whom he is harbouring a paedophilic crush) packing to elope with her lover Anthony. Knowing she's been caught, Johanna nevertheless tells him contemptuously that "a gentleman knocks before entering a lady's room". His response?
Turpin: Indeed he does, but I see no lady.
- In Lincoln, the amendment is passed and Lincoln finally sits down with the Confederate delegation to discuss terms of surrender. Confident he can talk them into rejoining the union, he starts talking about individual freedoms:
Abraham Lincoln: Slavery, sir, it's done. If we submit ourselves to law, Alex, even submit to losing freedoms — the freedom to oppress, for instance — we may discover other freedoms previously unknown to us. Had you kept faith with democratic process, as frustrating as that can be—John Campbell: Come, sir, spare us at least these pieties. Did you defeat us with ballots?!Alexander Stephens: How have you held your union together? Through democracy? How many hundreds of thousands have died during your administration? Your Union, sir, is bonded in cannon fire and death.
- A subdued example in Wee Willie Winkie, since Col. Williams, the commander of a British regiment on the Afghan frontier, isn't the bad guy. But he has been somewhat antagonistic to his widowed daughter-in-law's romance with dashing Lt. Brandes. When Col. Williams places Brandes under arrest for leaving his post to go walking with Joyce, thus leaving the camp exposed to a raid by the Afghans, both Joyce and Joyce's daughter Priscilla rip into him for picking on Brandes. Williams responds with a Shut Up, Kirk! speech in which he calmly explains that discipline is a matter of life and death on the frontier and indiscipline costs lives. Then he tells Joyce and Priscilla that if they can't respect that, they should leave.
- In Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man delivers a pretty firm shutdown to Captain America before he can get his inspirational speech in.
Cap: Listen, when I see a situation pointed south, I can't ignore it. Sometimes I wish I could—Iron Man: No, you don't.
- In Kong: Skull Island, when James Conrad and Mason Weaver try to prevent Lt. Colonel Packard from killing Kong, Packard bluntly shuts Weaver up when she tries to tell him that there's more to life than war and revenge.
Weaver: Stop! The world is bigger than this.Packard: Bitch, please!
- Older Than Print: In the 11th century Chanson de Roland, Charlemagne calls on the Pagan leader Baligant to repent and be baptized, and then the Emperor his "first friend will be." Baligant tells him, "Your sermon's but ill preached." Of course, the medieval belief that being non-Christian necessarily makes Baligant the villain of the piece hits modern Values Dissonance.
- Nineteen Eighty-Four
- Done by O'Brien to Winston. When torturing Winston at the end, O'Brien asks why the Party goes to the lengths it does to keep power. Winston says that it's for the good of the people. O'Brien rebukes him and tells him flat out, the Party seeks and keeps power for power's sake.
- There's also the part where Winston says that the party would never strip him of his humanity and moral superiority. What O'Brien does is play a tape of the night when Winston and Julia vowed to commit hideous crimes for the Brotherhood's sake.
- In the Warrior Cats book The Last Hope, Firestar asks Big Bad Tigerstar if all the hate and death was worth it; Tigerstar responds "every moment."
- Doctor Who: A good example can be found, appropriately enough, in the page quote for Kirk Summation, with The Master's reply to the Doctor's:
The Doctor: You want dominion over the living, but all you do is kill.
The Master: Life is wasted on the living!Doctor: Count, do you realize what would happen if you try to go back to a time before history began?
Scarlioni: Yes, yes I do. And I don't care one jot.
The Doctor: Davros, if you had created a virus in your laboratory, something contagious and infectious that killed on contact, a virus that would destroy all other forms of life; would you allow its use?
- And done by Davros in "Genesis of the Daleks":
Davros: It is an interesting conjecture.
The Doctor: Would you do it?
Davros: The only living thing... The microscopic organism... reigning supreme... A fascinating idea.
The Doctor: But would you do it?
Davros: Yes; yes. To hold in my hand, a capsule that contained such power. To know that life and death on such a scale was my choice. To know that the tiny pressure on my thumb, enough to break the glass, would end everything. Yes! I would do it! That power would set me up above the gods! And through the Daleks I shall have that power!
- Game of Thrones: Jaime gives two of these to Catelyn when she tries to give him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech. First when she calls him out for being the "Kingslayer", he retorts that Aerys was a terrible king and the oaths he took were contradictory. Then, when she confronts him for being a man without honour, he points out Ned wasn't entirely honourable by fathering an illegitimate son out of wedlock and then explains she failed to uphold the Tully words because of her resentment of her husband's illegitimate son, Jon Snow.
- Star Trek: The Borg have a tendency to do this, deeming pretty much anything that opposes them and their philosophy "irrelevant" out of hand. Though they never got to tell it to Kirk, ironically.
- Kirk is irrelevant. You will be assimilated.
- Q does perhaps the pithiest version of this ever in "Q Who", when Riker takes him to task for throwing them to the Borg: "Oh, please."
Picard: I understand what you've done here, Q. But I think the lesson could have been learned without the loss of 18 members of my crew.Q: (darkly) If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid.
- Q's parting words are an even better example.
- The episode "The Enemy" manages to give an heroic example. In keeping with the theme of the episode, a subtle Perspective Flip shows us what a Trek episode looks like form the opposite side of the viewscreen, when Commander Tomalak is about to do exactly what Kirk or Picard would do in his place by violating the Neutral Zone to save some wounded crewmen. This forces Picard into the role of the unreasonable alien who seems more interested in protecting his territory than saving lives. Tomalak attempts a Kirk Summation calling him out on his behavior, but Picard harshly shuts it down.
Tomalak: Territories? You would measure territories against a man's life?
Picard: Commander, I am singularly impressed by your concern for a life. Do not risk any more lives by leaving the Neutral Zone. Picard out.
- In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Waltz", Sisko spends much of the episode trying to crush Dukat's will, but eventually Dukat bites back hard.
- In the series finale of Angel:
Angel: People who don't care about anything will never understand the people who do.
Hamilton: Yeah, but we won't care.
- In the Babylon 5 episode "Comes the Inquisitor". After a lengthy questioning/torture/ Secret Test of Character by the eponymous inquisitor, his interviewee Delenn decides to feed him some of his own medicine and deconstruct his cruel and nihilistic performance. It doesn't come out too well (or perhaps it does come out too well, it's just that he is not inclined to allow it to pass).
Delenn: You are a creature who has received pain and given pain, and taken too much joy in its application. You have aspired to dreams and been disappointed because you are not strong enough, or worthy enough, or righteous enough, so you lash out at anyone who believes they can make a difference, because it reminds you of your own failure. You have to prove they're just as bad, just as flawed as you are. Am I close, Mr. Sebastian?Inquisitor [hits his Magitek cane on the floor, electrocuting Delenn]: Bang!
- JAG: In "Scimitar", Lt. Dumai tells off Lt. Austin for her attitude towards Iraqi gender attitudes:
Lt. Dumai: Your country is like a child who has learned nothing yet thinks it knows everything. Let your civilization survive its first thousand years; then perhaps we'll begin to listen.
- In the season 2 finale of Once Upon a Time Regina admits her plan was to use a bean to transport herself and Henry back to the Enchanted Forest, while leaving behind a trigger to kill everyone else. Prince Charming starts to get righteously indignant, only for Regina to blow him off, pointing out (1) their plan was to use the bean to travel back to the Enchanted Forest and leave her behind anyway, and (2) they have much more pressing matters. Namely someone else has both, and is planning on using the trigger to kill everyone.
- The X-Files: The Cigarette-Smoking Man gets to do this twice:
CSM: Men can never be free, because they are weak, corrupt, worthless and restless...Anyone who can appease a man's conscience can take his freedom away from him.
- In season 7, he gives a more personal one to Mulder:
- The Walking Dead: In a last, desperate attempt to prevent war between his people and the Governor's, Rick gives a moving speech on how violence isn't necessary, and the two groups can live together peacefully. The Governor responds with just one word.
Rick: Now you put down your weapons, walk through those gates... you're one of us. We let go of all of it, and nobody dies. Everyone who's alive right now. Everyone's who's made it this far. We've all done the worst kinds of things just to stay alive. But we can still come back. We're not too far gone. We get to come back. I know... we all can change.The Governor: Liar.
- In The Bible, John 9, the Pharisees excommunicate a man healed of blindness by Jesus for daring to question them.
- 1776: One of the central drama-sources of the play is getting everyone to agree on a draft of the Declaration. Governor Edward Rutledge will only agree to it if the passage that decries slavery is removed. Protagonists John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are both adamant about the passage being left in, until...
Rutledge: Oh, really. Mr. Adams is now calling our black slaves "Americans!" Are they, now?
Adams: Yes, they are. They are people, and they are here. If there's any other requirement, I haven't heard it.
Rutledge: They are here, yes, but they are not people, sir. They are property.
Jefferson: No sir, they are people who are being treated as property! I tell you, the rights of human nature are deeply wounded by this infamous practice!
Rutledge: Then see to your own wounds, Mr. Jefferson, for you are a practitioner, are you not?
- He goes on to decry the Northern States (which Adams and several of his allies hail from) for being slave carriers while acting like they're people. This serves as a segue into one of the most famous What the Hell, Hero? moments in theatre history, "Molasses to Rum."
- In Assassin's Creed III, Haytham gives Connor a such when Connor tries to Calling the Old Man Out for denying the colonists their freedom and trying to stop George Washington from bringing freedom to the colonists. Haytham manages to deconstruct Connor for his naive beliefs in the revolution so well that Connor himself starts to question the legitimacy of the revolutionaries.
Connor: What is it the Templars truly seek?Haytham: Order. Purpose. Direction. No more than that. It's your lot that means to confound with this nonsence talk of freedom. Time was, the Assassins professed a far more sensible goal, that of peace.Connor: Freedom IS peace.Haytham: Oh, no. It's an invitation to chaos. Only look at this little revolution your friends have started. I have stood before the Continental Congress and listened to them stamp and shout. All in the name of liberty. But it is just noise.Connor: And this is why you favor Lee?Haytham: He understands the needs of this would-be nation far better than the jobbernowls who profess to represent it.Connor: It seems your tongue has tasted sour grapes. The people have made their choice - and it was Washington.Haytham: The people chose nothing. It was done by a group of privileged cowards seeking only to enrich themselves. They convened in private and made a decision that would benefit THEM. Oh, they might have dressed it up with pretty words, but that does not make it true. The only difference, Connor - the ONLY difference between myself and those you aid - is that I do not feign affection.
- Dawn of War: Dark Crusade. A fantastic exchange between Tau leader Shas O'Kais and Space Marine leader Force Commander Davian Thule. Of course, since the setting runs on Black and Gray Morality, and both the Tau Empire and the Imperium are firmly in the grey portion, who exactly is a hero and a villain here is up to the player.
Kais;: Do the deaths of your soldiers mean so little to you? Are you that mad?Thule: Do the deaths of yours mean so much to you, alien? Are you that weak?
- Grim Fandango. In a moment that subverts Just Between You and Me, Bond Villain Stupidity and Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?:
Manny: Is this where you tell me all about your secret plan, Hector? How you stole Double N tickets from innocent souls, pretended to sell them but secretly hoarded them all to yourself in a desperate attempt to get out of the Land of the Dead?Hector: No.(BLAM!)Hector: This is where you writhe around in excruciating pain because that idiot Bowsley ran off with the quick-acting sproutella. This slow stuff will sprout you, but it'll take a long time, I'm sorry to say.
- Final Fantasy
Kefka: Sickening! You all sound like chapters from a SELF-HELP BOOKLET!
- Kefka, the Big Bad of Final Fantasy VI, gives a priceless one when faced with the heroes' "World of Cardboard" Speech before the final battle.
- He does it again in Dissidia: Final Fantasy, casually brushing off Terra's assertion that the meaning of existence can be found when one has something to protect:
Kefka: Meaning, schmeaning. This whole world's going bye-bye, you included!
- Garland brings up a similar rebuttal in Final Fantasy IX when confronted by Zidane and three other party members at the end of disc three; after listening to them explain how they're better than him and how they know more than him (sometimes using arguments which don't apply to him in any way, shape or form) Garland challenges them to actually demonstrate their superiority.
Lecture me again when you are on the verge of death!
- Final Fantasy Tactics: Just about everyone in the Crapsack World that is Ivalice have accepted the status quo and just want to be at the top of the heap. For daring to express a different opinion, Ramza is called variants of naive and foolish. (For example, in the battle against Gafgarion when he makes his Face–Heel Turn, one of the things he can say to Ramza is: "Stop being such a child!") This rarely helps, as Ramza ends up killing most of them. And most of the rest end up being killed by the scheming Delita instead.
- Mass Effect. Don't complain to Executor Pallin that humans, whom he thinks are becoming too powerful too quickly, have to fight for everything they need.
Pallin: Then fight for it, but don't expect the rest of us to just sit back and let you take it.
- In the DLC Lair of the Shadow Broker Asari Spectre, Tela Vasir, gives a particularly powerful one when Shepard calls her out for working with the Shadow Broker. She tells Shepard that they're no better than she is when they start working for the terrorist group Cerberus.
- That instance of this trope became even more powerful with The Arrival DLC.
- In the DLC Lair of the Shadow Broker Asari Spectre, Tela Vasir, gives a particularly powerful one when Shepard calls her out for working with the Shadow Broker. She tells Shepard that they're no better than she is when they start working for the terrorist group Cerberus.
- The first Vandal Hearts game gave us this memorable exchange, complete with the Big Bad calling the hero out on his Moral Dissonance.
Ash: You're wrong! Though this world may be wicked, life itself is precious! Good and evil, love and hate. Each man contains the potential for both. You would exterminate mankind for their sins? I would fight the gods themselves to save them!
Dolf: Sanctimonious whelp! How many souls have you yourself released from their corporeal bondage?
- Done amusingly in the first Baldur's Gate. Having defeated a group of evil cultists, you burst in to try and stop their leader from summoning a demon, at which point this exchange can take place:
Charname: By all that is right and holy, you will not succeed!
Cult Leader: By all that is loud and windy, will you please shut up!
- The player character also has the option to respond to nearly every attempt to appeal to their better nature or call them out on the deaths they've caused with a response of this sort.
- In the original Ratchet & Clank, Clank is telling Chairman Drek that he does not have to go about destroying other planets in order to save the Blarg's. Drek laughs it off, revealing that he was going to pollute his people's next planet and so-on because they pay him to do so.
- Unlike other Fallout games, Fallout 2 does not let you talk the final boss to death. Rather, Frank Horrigan responds in this way.
The Chosen One: Can't we talk this over?
Frank Horrigan: WE JUST DID. TIME FOR TALKING'S OVER.
- In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Dracula responds to Richter's Shut Up, Hannibal! with this:
Dracula: What is a man?! A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk, have at you!
- In Tales of Symphonia, Lloyd tries to convince Yggdrasil to give up his insane scheme, but Yggdrasil simply spits back that Lloyd, as a human, has no right to tell him what's right or wrong after everything humanity has done to both himself and his people (half elves).
- During the final confrontation with the Big Bad, the various party members take turns telling him where he's gone wrong and how he's wrong about people's nature. The Big Bad gets off a "Don't make me laugh" when Lloyd tries to convince him that his people can live anywhere they like, and after Lloyd tells him that they should live in the open if they aren't doing anything wrong, says his plan is precisely because they couldn't do just that. After a few more speeches, capped off by Colette saying that the Big Bad has the goddess known as conscience in his heart, he says "Do you think I'm going to beg for forgiveness? Ridiculous!" and attacks the party.
- In the sequel, during the final battle, Marta and Emil try to convince Richter that Aster wouldn't want to come back to life in a world ruled by demons. (Richter's plan was to create permanent link to the demon world in order to revive Aster). Richter sharply retorts that his methods are his own business and he doesn't need other people telling him what he should and should not do, especially not a terrorist's daughter and the demon who originally slew Aster and took his form to mock him.
- In Dragon Age II, during the final confrontation with the Qunari Arishok, Hawke can call him out for being willing to start a bloody and ultimately pointless war purely out of principle. The Arishok simply calmly replies that principle is exactly what defines a Qunari.
- Travis Touchdown of No More Heroes is on the receiving end of this just before his fight with Bad Girl:
Travis: You're no assassin. You're just a perverted killing maniac.Bad Girl: In essence, they're the same. Don't go on thinking you're better than me. You think you're hot shit! Who the fuck do you think you are?!
- This happens in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, where it immediately turns into "No, You Shut Up, Hannibal!":
Starkiller: (on Juno Eclipse's death) You've taken everything from me!Darth Vader: Your feelings for her are not real.Starkiller: They are real to me!
- During Soul Nomad & the World Eaters, the assembled heroes attempt to deliver a speech on unification, hope and justice to a villain who is trying to destroy the world, and even offer a Last-Second Chance which you can't take even if you choose the option indicating you are willing. And if you choose to take the other option: The response?
The Devourlord: Screw you, this is fun.
- Both Selbium and Lobelia pull these when the good guys try to talk them down in Duel Savior Destiny. The latter is to be expected, but Selbium is normally not a villainous figure and so the refusal to listen seems quite jarring, especially considering the overall outcome.
- In Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All, Matt Engarde gets quite a few of these when he's revealed as the mastermind behind case 2-4 to a horrified Phoenix and Pearl.
Pearl: Why would you do something so wrong...?Engarde: Because I'm a grown-up, and I can. Good enough of an answer for you, little girl?
- In Pokemon: Platinum, after the player character quiets Giratina, Cyrus asks them what was important enough for them to stop him from destroying reality, and immediately screams that he won't accept such a deluded answer... even though the player character didn't say anything.
- Jigoro Hakamichi of Katawa Shoujo likes giving out these, such as when he responds to Hisao's asking why he doesn't just visit Shizune by telling Hisao that he doesn't understand him, and asking him when he last called his parents.
- In Shin Super Robot Wars, Londo Bell receives an unexpected communiqué from, of all people, the Neo Zeon - in particular, from Char Aznable! Gomez takes the call, asking whether the rumors of Char's turning traitor on mankind are true. Char allows that he's aiding the aliens, but says that he hasn't sold out humanity. Romelo doesn't buy that, but Char asks the Londo Bell what they think awaits at the end of this fight. After all, the Ze Balmary Empire possesses such incredible technology that they've been able to come all this way just to take over the Earth. He figures that Londo Bell's foolish resistance is only going to enrage the more, which is why Neo Zeon jumped at the chance to help the Balmarians, as the one and only means to ensure a future for mankind. Amuro Ray interjects and tells Char to shut up. Amuro points out how Char loves to prattle on about justice based solely on his own narrow views. He asks what value a peace founded on the sacrifice of numerous human lives could have, and challenges Char to stop treating other people's lives like toys for once. Char thinks Amuro is full of it, claiming that mankind's history shows that people are happiest when ruled by the strongest leader. He thinks Amuro is incapable of grasping the larger picture, accusing him of myopically leading people even deeper into danger and then having the gall to question his lofty perspective. Amuro fires back that capitulating to the aliens and therefore making human kill human cannot be correct. Char asks whether Amuro thinks that fighting until no one is left can really make mankind happy, and Amuro points out that mankind's defeat is not yet a foregone conclusion. Kouji Kabuto finally interrupts, pointing out that there's no way to know that until they try. Shinobu Fujiwara goes further, angry beyond measure at people like Char who debate outcomes without lifting a finger on their own. Char figures that there's no common ground between Londo Bell, and informs them that he'll show them no mercy, which is just fine with Shinobu.
- In World of Warcraft at the end of Wrathion's questline, an innkeeper berates Wrathion for missing the lessons of Pandaria due to his certainty in his own plans. Wrathion calls him an innkeeper and leaves in a huff.
Gul'dan: *laughs, then sighs* Fight if you must, Hellscream. It is no matter. In the end, we all... serve... the Legion.
- In the trailer for Patch 6.2., after Gul'dan turns Hellscream's fortress into Hellfire Citadel, a bound and helpless Grom tries to deliver a Shut Up, Hannibal! to him (complete with a montage of the patch's more epic points). Gul'dan responds with mild amusement.
- In Pico's School, the villains have these ready when Pico tries to give them a "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
- If Pico tells Cyclops to "go eat dick," he will follow up on it by saying Cyclops flip-flops in his tastes of music. Cyclops says that even if his tastes in music are inconsistent, he, unlike Pico, has never been a fan of "techno shit," and then shoots Pico.
- Shortly before the final battle, Pico tells the goths that society may suck, but they should have done something creative and productive about it. Cassandra says that she doesn't "give a shit about this society crap," and she's been using her fellow goths in her plan, before shooting the two remaining goths and going One-Winged Angel.
- Dynasty Warriors 7: Sima Yi says this in Shu's final story stage to Jiang Wei as a response for the latter's Kirk Summation.
Jiang Wei: Give it up, Sima Yi! This land needs benevolence that you can't provide!
Sima Yi: Benevolence?! You imbecile! Who wants to live in a world based on flimsy idealistic garbage?!
- In Mortal Kombat X when Kenshi tries to call out Kano for being such a tactless bastard, Kano hilariously calls out Kenshi's own shortcoming. Making it even funnier is that a previous game established Kano is also one of these.
Kenshi: You're a scoundrel!Kano: Says the deadbeat dad.Kenshi: Even for you, that's low.
- In Persona 4, the actual killer has quite a few of these for the Investigation Team when they finally confront him. One standout example is if you go to confront him alone after completing his Social Link- regardless of whether you ask him whether he'll give the only other person with whom he has a connection the same dismissive responses he gave you, or call him "a sad human being," he'll contemptuously say "You say the dumbest shit."
- Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2: Early in the game, Raziel confronts Kain at the Pillars of Nosgoth, declaring that he's after him to restore balance to Nosgoth. Kain soon gets annoyed and gives Raziel one of these, knowing that Raziel is after him for revenge and nothing more.
Raziel: Shall I show you the same mercy you showed the rest of the Circle, then? You blithely murdered them to restore their Pillars, yet your hand faltered when it came to the final sacrifice. What makes you exempt, Kain? You're merely the last man standing. Why condemn me for simply carrying out what you hadn't the courage to do yourself?
Kain: Let's drop the moral posturing, shall we? We both know there's no altruism in this pursuit. Your reckless indignation led you here; I counted on it! There's no shame in it, Raziel. Revenge is motivation enough; at least it's honest. Hate me... but do it honestly.
- The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob! After Bob has deconstructed all Fructose Riboflavin's reasons for his crimes, Riboflavin responds, "YOU GET OUT OF MY HEAD!"
- The Order of the Stick
Lirian: You may defeat me, you may even kill me, but you will never succeed in releasing the Snarl.
- The newly lichified Xykon in the Prequel Start Of Darkness delivers a most glorious Shut Up, Kirk! to the elven druid Lirian at the climax of their battle:
Xykon: Blah blah blah evil will never win blah blah.
- He also flirted with doing this with Roy in the main comic.
Xykon: Well now, hold on. Is this about beating me because I'm evil and dangerous and yadda yadda yadda... or is it about beating me because Daddy will be proud of you if you do?
- Xykon ends his fight with Roy, who has just eloquently explained why he's not going to allow Xykon to get away with this, with the following counter-speech:
Xykon: Well, OK then. If that's the way you want to be, no skin off my nasal cavity. I should point out three factors that I think you failed to consider fully, though. Factor 1: I can fly under my own power, thanks to the Overland Flight spell I cast this morning. Factor 2: a zombie dragon that lacks a biting attack isn't particularly valuable to me. Factor 3: Meteor Swarm. *the spell obliterates the undead dragon Roy is standing on... several hundred feet up in the air*
- At the end of the Sluggy Freelance Story Arc "Dangerous Days Ahead", Cloney responds with one of these when Torg tries to talk her out of her plans for world domination. It helps that Torg really sucks at doing Kirk Summations.
Torg: You've lost sight of the fact that it is our weenieness that makes us human!
Cloney (nonhuman): The defense rests!
Torg: OK, I totally didn't think that one through.
- Kill Six Billion Demons: The conversation between Allison and the Time Abyss God-Emperor Nadia Om zig-zags between this and Shut Up, Hannibal!, since Nadia feels Trapped in Villainy because You Can't Fight Fate and Allison doesn't buy her excuses at all. That said...
Allison: Nobody's making you do anything. You're one of the most powerful people in existence! You say I'm putting on false bravery, but at least I'm trying! You're just a — a fucking coward!
Nadia: I never claimed otherwise!
Allison: How can you just accept that?
Nadia: A thousand lifetimes of pain.
- While the person being shut up is not exactly a hero, it may count in an episode of Happy Hour where the Joker electrocuted the Green Goblin when the latter is lecturing him on why his plan on turning every superhero Darker and Edgier is not a good thing.
- A failed version happened in Dragon Ball Z Abridged when Goku, now a Super Saiyan, gives a Badass Boast about who he is. Freeza, already cheesed off that he realized that Vegeta was right all along about a Super Saiyan, blasts Goku in the head with a finger-fired blast. Goku takes it, leans back and finishes his boast.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender:
Katara: What do you mean you won't teach me? I didn't come all this way so you could tell me no!
- A rare good-guy-on-good-guy version occurs when Master Pakku is refusing to teach Katara Waterbending because she's a girl:
Master Pakku: No.
- Also, as tensions mount, Katara drops a challenge to Pakku. After she walks outside, with Pakku following a moment after, he just brushes her off, pissing Katara off enough to whip him.
Master Pakku: Fine. You want to learn so bad? Study closely.
- In The Boiling Rock Mai just help Zuko escape the prison, Azula then questions her actions, as Mai should know that Azula would not let that pass.
Azula:The thing I don't understand is why. Why would you do it? You know the consequences.Mai: I guess you just don't know people as well as you think you do. You miscalculated. I love Zuko more than I fear you.Azula: No, you miscalculated! You should have feared me more!
- Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths:
Batman: If we're really alike, you know this is wrong. You must have been a good man once.
Owlman: No. Not good. Never good. After all, I'm only human.
- This happens in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Question Authority". Question goes to kill Lex Luthor to prevent him from becoming President and creating a Stable Time Loop which causes Superman and the Justice League to become totalitarians. Long story short, Luthor laughs at him, beats him up, and tells him he has no intention of being president, because his real goal is to get superpowers by putting himself in another Amazo body that he designed after seeing the blueprints for the original.
- Luthor: President? *smack smack* Do you have know how much power I'd have to give up to be President?
- In one episode on Ozzy and Drix, the villain Stephfinger corners Ozzy in part of the lung with a gun (well, what passes for a gun in this place) Ozzy shouts at him not to fire it, because if he misses, he'll blow a hole in the fall and they'll be sucked outside (and the place they're in the equivalent of the top of a skyscraper). The villain simply says, "Well then... I'd better not miss..." before trying to shoot him anyway. You can probably guess what happens...
- In the Kim Possible episode "Go Team Go", Hego cluelessly assumes that Shego just needs a little inspiring talk to come back to the good side:
Hego: No, I don't believe it. You may be a cranky smart mouth, prone to excessive violence, but deep down, you are still a member of Team Go... a hero.
Shego: Hego, I quit your stupid team years ago and after I quit, I went to work for a guy who wants to Take Over the World.
Kim: It's true.
Hego: But deep down...
Shego: I. Am. Evil. Have I made myself clear?
- In Drawn Together, as Spanky comes face to face with Mickey Mouse, who is erasing politically incorrect cartoons from the past, including Foxxy, he gives a speech saying that the cartoons are part of their history, and while they are not a part that they're particularly proud of, denying them is "as dangerous as denying the Holocaust, or slavery, or the playful advances of your shop teacher.
Mickey: (soberly) Gosh, you've really given me something to think about, Spanky... (reverts to his typical evil and maniacal voice) WHILE I KILL THESE POLITICALLY INCORRECT FREAKS! AH-HA HA HA HA!
- In the Batman: The Animated Series episode "The Clock King", the eponymous villain gives one to Batman after they discover that the Clock King has a Misplaced Retribution against Mayor Hill. The answer could sound crazy to a normal person, but Clock King is The Sociopath Schedule Fanatic. Being punctual is all that he cares about.
- In the Aladdin series, a dialogue like this happens after Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie are taken captive by the titanic Al-Muddie Sultan, a villain who apparently knows a lot of tricks used by humans (keep in mind, Aladdin's true intent here is to stall for time, and it ultimately works.):
Aladdin: Wait! Wait!Sultan (annoyed) Oh, you aren't going to beg, are you? I hate begging. 'Don't eat me! Oh, don't cook me!' I swear, all you people talk about is yourselves!"Aladdin: But I'm not begging! It's an honor to be consumed by such a great... personage as yourself.Sultan (sarcastically): Flattery? Oh, that's novel. Stick to begging.
- Almost every time Twilight Sparkle of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fame gets a chance to, she always delivers a "World of Cardboard" Speech about The Power of Friendship to the current Arc Villain before or as they're being defeated. Starlight Glimmer, in midst of her Villainous Breakdown, does not indulge her, first by interrupting her with a Big "Quiet" and then giving a Motive Rant and magic blast when Twi actually finishes.
- South Park: In the Coon/Cthulhu/Mysterion saga, after Cartman/The Coon allies with Cthulhu, Kyle points out that he can't possibly make a claim to being the good guy anymore. Cartman/The Coon simply shouts "Nuh-uh!"
- M. Bison from Street Fighter cartoon delivers one when confronted by Chun Li.
Chun-Li: Monster! You killed my—
- Samurai Jack: In "XCVI", a now elderly and wheelchair-bound Scotsman keeps Aku from chasing his retreating daughters by spending 45 uninterrupted seconds trash-talking him, calling him a coward for hiding from Jack for 50 years. Aku's only response is to get a bored look on his face, and then vaporize the Scotsman with his Eye Beams.
- Gravity Falls: Rare Evil vs. Evil example, when Bill crosses over from the dreamscape, Time Baby warns Bill that if he kept invading Mabel and Dippers home dimension, it would destroy the fabric of existence, he also tells Bill to come quietly or suffer his wrath. Bills response was "Oh no, a tantrum. What ever will I do about that- How about this?!" before obliterating him.