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"A captain capable of commanding his troops well (see: slapping the fail out of them) is essential to any mecha team's success."

Edna Mode (whacking Elastigirl with a rolled-up newspaper), The Incredibles

"Get a hold of yourself, man! Quit Your Whining!"

Minkowski: Eiffel, you're freaking out!
Minkowski: (smacks Eiffel) WOULD YOU GET IT TOGETHER?!
Eiffel: NO!
Minkowski: (smacks Eiffel again)
Wolf 359, "Into the Depths"

Captain Kirk: Never seen that in a medical book.
Dr. McCoy: It's in mine from now on.
Star Trek: The Original Series, "Friday's Child"

"When a man strays from the right path, a kind man needs the courage to raise his fist and correct him."
Jamil Neate, After War Gundam X

Rydia: Coward. You're a man, aren't you? A grown man! Stop crying. I have.
Edward: You're right. I'm nothing but a coward, just as you say! That's why I'm just going to stay at Anna's side! It doesn't matter anymore, nothing does!
Cecil: *SLAP* You're not the only one who's grieving. Anna would not wish to see you fawning like a fool.

"Let's see you GRIT THOSE TEETH!"
Kamina, as he punches his brother in the face. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann''

Simon (who happened to be previously on the receiving end of the above), Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

You see? There are people who would punch you. I used to be lost. But I got punched and awoke from it!
Simon acknowledging this trope (See Kamina's entry), Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Lagann-Hen

"When your spirit is floating down that tunnel towards the light, you know what's behind the light? It's not God. It's me. And I'm going to kick your poncey soul all the way back down the tunnel til you choke on your own fucked up ribs. Now... Wake. The Fuck. Up."
Rusko, opening lyrics of the song Cockney Thug.

Severed Head: Oh god, Professor! Where is my body? What have you done with my body? Aaaaaugh!
Severed Head: Thanks, I needed that.

Basil: Oh, how could I have been so blind? Ratigan's proved he's more clever than I. He would never have walked into such an obvious trap.
Dawson: Oh, pull yourself together! You can stop that villain!
Basil: Oh, it's finally happened, I've been outwitted! Beaten! Duped! Made a fool of! Ridiculed! Belittled...
Dawson: That's enough! Dash it, all Basil! The queen's in danger, Olivia's counting on us, we're about to be horribly splatted, and all you can do is lie there feeling sorry for yourself! Now I know you can save us! But if you've given up, then why don't we just set it off now and be done with it?!

Amuro Ray: Y-you hit me...!
Bright Noah: So what if I hit you!? Maybe that'll give you something to complain about and make you feel better!
Amuro Ray: Do you really think I'm that petty!?
Amuro Ray: That's twice...! Not even my father hit me!
Bright Noah: That is why you're soft! You can't be a man, if you can't even take a few hits!
Amuro Ray: No, I won't do it! Nobody's making me pilot the Gundam ever again!! Ugh...!
Frau Bow: Stop whining, Amuro! That's pathetic!
*Ship is shaking*
Bright Noah: I'm going to the bridge! Amuro, as of now you're nothing but a coward! I thought you had what it takes to defeat Char... looks like I was mistaken!
Amuro Ray: Mr. Bright...
Frau Bow: Amuro, the Gundam has a piloting manual, right? I'll pilot the Gundam. I hate people who can't take credit for what they've done! If you can't admit that up until now, you're the one who protected White Base, then you're not a man! I...
Amuro Ray: Frau, there's no way you could pilot the Gundam. It's painful, but... I am a man, after all.
—The Bright Slap scene from Mobile Suit Gundam, with volleys of volleys of the trope until Amuro gets a hold of himself.

"They have a weapon that turns soldier's brains to mush," said Kotay. "An army of beautiful naked cyborg girls."
"Well, tell your men to pull themselves together!"
"That's what they're doing. Half the division has already gone blind."
Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space

Leo: I'm hysterical! I'm having hysteria 'cuz I'm hysterical! I can't stop when I get like this! I can't stop! I'm hysterical! (Max splashes water on him.)
I'm wet! I'm wet! I'm hysterical and I'm wet! (Max slaps him)
I'm in pain! And I'm wet! And I'm still hysterical! No, no, no, don't hit, don't hit, it doesn't help! It only increases my sense of danger.
Max: What can I do? What can I do? You're getting me hysterical!

Prophet: Psycho, I'm sorry but we don't have much time. We need to find another VTOL. Now.
Psycho: ...
Prophet: (reaches out to Psycho's shoulder) Psy-
Psycho: (shoves Prophet's hand away) Don't you fucking call me that!!
Prophet: We have to shut that energy beam down, Psycho, or everyone's going to die. Do you understand me?
Psycho: And what the fuck am I supposed to do about it, hey?! I'm Michael Sykes! I'm just a human, Prophet! I couldn't save one fucking life, not ONE!!!
Prophet: selfish son of a BITCH!!! (throws Psycho to the ground) Don't you get it yet?! Rasch had me pinned back there! Kept me locked down 'cause of this damn suit! If you'd been wearing the suit, we'd all be dead! You being human is what saved us! (Beat) We're all human, Psycho. And we all fought: me, you, Nomad, Jester, all of us! WE fought! Not the goddamn nanosuits! Now it's just you and me left. We can make a difference. One last mission! Do you think she'd want you to quit now? (Psycho gets off the ground) Psy- Michael. Just so we're clear... this is gonna be a slaughter.
Psycho: ...too fucking right it is. And I'm gonna be doing the slaughtering. Like you said, boss: I don't need a suit. Don't need tech. Just need bottle, right?
Crysis 3

Optimus Prime: I've got to call them back, I can't put them in danger!
Vector Prime: Optimus Prime, pull yourself together! You're stronger than this!
Optimus Prime: We've been fighting for so long. Like the Defense Team, others will be hurt, and it's my fault! Galvatron is right, I have repeatedly put the lives of my team and the kids in danger. Have I been right?
Vector Prime: We all know this mission comes at a great risk, but what makes it easier is our trust in our leader!
Optimus Prime: But do I still deserve that trust?
Vector Prime: What are you talking about?
Optimus Prime: Remember...when we battled the Decepticons on Earth, I couldn't protect the team from Megatron then either. They trusted me! And it almost cost them their sparks. Now it's happening again! What if this time...this time they-
Vector Prime: That's it! I've heard enough!
Optimus Prime: Vector Prime!
Vector Prime: Sheer arrogance! Do you honestly think the Autobots fight these battles for YOU, Optimus?!
Optimus Prime: N-No...
Vector Prime: We are here, ALL OF US, because we want to save our homes and put an end to Galvatrons evil!
Optimus Prime: But because of me-
Vector Prime: Because of you, we fight together as a team! Every single leader throughout history worried about the welfare of his forces when they went into battle, Optimus. But you must trust them to do their duty.
Optimus Prime: That's...true!
Vector Prime: After all, you are...a true leader. You allow your troops to use their own judgement. Everyone trusts you, because you trust everyone.
Transformers Cybertron, Episode 46 Optimus

Misato:"Grab your stuff off the floor and put it on in the car! I told you, there's no time to waste!"
Shinji:"Will you at least tell me what's going on!!!!?"
Misato (losing patience):"ASUKA'S GONNA GIVE BIRTH SOON!!!!!! Now hurry up, Shinji-kun!"
Shinji:"No...what the...?"
He stands there trembling.
Misato:"Hurry UP!"
Misato slaps him. Shinji doesn't even flinch.
Misato:"You're supposed to be a man now. ACT like a man! Come with me, NOW!"
He then grabs his clothes off the floor, and Misato half-drags him to the car, where Kaji is waiting for them.
The Child of Love, chapter 9

"Why am I the one who always stays alive? Why do people have to sacrifice themselves for me? I'm not worth it! My life is not worth so much pain. I should have been the one to die. Maybe there's still time to put an end to the pain."
I gasped as I felt Misato's hand hitting my cheek.
"Don't you ever say that, Shinji! Don't even dare think about it! If you die now, then all the sacrifice and suffering your friends went through would become meaningless! Don't disgrace them!"
The words hit me even harder then her hand. I had never thought about things this way.
The One I Love Is, chapter 11

If you won't listen to reason, then listen to my fists!
Yasha, Asura's Wrath

"Shut up!" shouted B'Ellen, slapping her repeatedly across the face. "You're acting like a female stereotype from the 1950's."
"Then stop slapping her dammit, that's not how you treat hysteria."
"I'm not trying to treat her, I'm trying to kill her!"

Piri: [hysterically] He's going to kill us! He's going to kill all of us!
Soolin: [exasperated, gives her a shake] Oh stop it!
Piri: You heard what he said, you saw the way he looked at me. He's going to kill all of you, one by one, and then come for ME!
[Soolin gives her an Armor-Piercing Slap]
Tarrant: You enjoyed that, didn’t you?
Soolin: There are two classic ways of dealing with a Hysterical Woman. You didn’t really expect me to kiss her, did you?
Blake's 7, "Assassin"

Tippi: We have to do something! We have to save Mario and the others!
Blumiere: We cannot. Without the Pure Hearts, there is no way to counter the Chaos Heart. All we can do is give up...
Tippi: What are you SAYING?! You promised we would find happiness together! Was that all just a lie?!
Blumiere: It was no lie... But without the Pure Hearts, all worlds are doomed. What can we do?
Tippi: Blumiere! Snap out of it! How can you think it would end here, after all we have suffered without each other? We found each other again because we stayed alive... How can you admit defeat?! I will not! I will not give up! You promised we'd find happiness. You PROMISED!

Diomedes: I am tired of this hopeless charade. In the end, we are nothing but heretics, nay, less than that, pawns of heretics. Puppets. Every century served, every battle in the emperor's name... all of it ordered by a heretic! All our glories lies! There is nothing left to say.
The Ancient: No... there is much left to say. And I will break my silence to say it.
Diomedes: Sergeant Tarkus?!
Tarkus: There was another like you, Diomedes, and we served together on Kronus. During the Tyranid invasion, we became fast friends. But Kyras called for him, and he went. It corrupted him, and he despaired, betraying us to the Black Legion. I slew him... Captain Diomedes... I look to you now and see the same signs... I will not risk that. I will slay Kyras myself, and if I must, you as well. Our past glories may be lies, but Kyras has not taken our one true duty from us. No one but the Emperor can relieve us of that.
Diomedes: Tarkus... Let us go. We must escape this place.

Tim: This is how it starts! It's excuses! "Oh, I've got to work late, I've got a presentation, I've got to speak to the New York office, they're five hours behind. I can't come round because I've had ever such a long day." It's me and Sarah! It's Milly and Egg! It's textbook!
Mike: [slaps Tim]
Tim: Ow. What'd you do that for?
Mike: Well, you said to me that every time you suffered emotional paranoia as a result of your break-up with Sarah, I was to slap you round the face.
Tim: ...Yes, I did say that. Thank you.
Spaced, "Gone"

Rachel: Oh my God Phoebe, this is impossible! We can’t do this by Friday! We have to find a place. We have to invite people! We have to get food! There’s just too much to do! It’s impossible! We can’t do it! We cannot do it! We cannot do it!
Phoebe: Rachel, calm down!
Rachel: [calmly] Okay. I’m sorry. You’re right, you’re right.
Phoebe: [grabs and shakes Rachel] JUST CALM DOWN, WOMAN!
Rachel: ...Phoebe, I already- I already did.
Phoebe: Oh okay. All right, then I need to calm down a little.

Marco: Look, maybe someday I'll be in charge. If I am, I'll probably screw up. Like I said, even Saint Jake blows it sometimes. What makes you so special, anyway?
Rachel: Yeah? Then it's your turn to screw up. I'm gone.
Marco: [losing temper] Listen to me, you mall-crawling psycho, we have one hour and ten minutes to get Cassie out of the Yeerk pool. Now, I can come up with a clever plan. I can work all the angles. I can see the perfect solution. But all that takes time. We don't have time, Rachel. We don't have time for clever and subtle. We need reckless. We need impulsive. We need dangerous. We need out-of-your-mind, pure adrenaline, butt-kicking, total out-there insanity. We could have used me, back at the Community Center. But right now we need you. We have an hour to save your best friend, Jake's girlfriend, and the entire human race. You got us into this, now get us out.
Animorphs #37: The Weakness


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