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"The first thing that is immediately clear looking at this story is that there is a level of polish to it that past stories haven't. [Don] Houghton, coming off of Inferno, has cracked how to write for Pertwee better than anyone else has to date. He keeps the Doctor on the back foot through large swaths of the story, having him be assaulted by the Keller Machine and terrorized into submission multiple times. Because Pertwee is functioning so much as the charismatic leading man, having him be genuinely harmed by the machine — broken down to a barely able to stand exhaustion — is genuinely scary."
El Sandifer on Doctor Who ("The Mind of Evil")

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"You've gotta stop saving my rump like this. It's starting to get embarrassing."
Shining Armor, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, "The Crystal Empire: Part 2"

"Fury to all points! Fury to all points; defend Cap! I repeat: defend Captain America!"
— Nick Fury, The Ultimates

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