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Belkar: Me, I'm a heartless little bastard. I can shrug that kind of thing off. But you seem like maybe that might bother you at some point down the road.
Roy: You -- You of all people -- You have no right to -- (Beat Panel) Fine. We keep going. Haley, you look for traps. You two, behind us.
Haley: What are we going to do if we find —
Roy: I don't know yet! I'll think of something on the way. Now MOVE!!
Elan: Geez, Belkar, I can't believe you said all that to Roy. Don't you think it was a little harsh?
Belkar: Isn't that why you losers keep me around? Hurting people is the only thing I'm good at.

Yamamoto: If your Research and Development Department had reported and managed it more promptly, this situation may have been avoidable.
Mayuri: That is not true. I foresaw and suggested this situation the moment Uryuu Ishida, the Quincy, infiltrated the Soul Society as a Ryouka. It was you who disregarded that as being absurd. Isn't the principle cause of this situation you, Captain-General?

Viridi: It's almost as bad as humans disrupting the balance on Earth! It's unforgivable!
Dark Pit: You've got to be joking. All you gods and your stupid wars are the ones throwing everything off balance!
Viridi: You little nothing! How dare you?!
Palutena: ...He may have a point.

[Darios has just told the group of a secret tunnel into a Gristonne stronghold]
Takumi: Hold on a second- you're the prince of Gristonne. How can we be sure this isn't some plan to trick us into an ambush?
Ryoma: Takumi, you slight Prince Darios with your words. However, I agree with them. To be frank, I harbor the same concerns that Takumi has voiced. As royalty myself, I find it hard to believe you would turn against your kingdom.

"I can fool my friends. I can even fool Giles. But I can't fool myself... or Spike, for some reason."
Buffy Summers in response to Spike's statement that she and Angel could never be Just Friends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Lovers Walk"

Spike: I just can't take all this mamby-pamby boo-hooing about the bloody Indians.
Willow: Uh, the preferred term is...
Spike: You [White Europeans] won! All right? You came in and you killed them and you took their land. That's what conquering nations do! It's what Caesar did, and he's not goin' around saying, "I came, I conquered, I felt really bad about it." The history of the world is not people making friends. You had better weapons, and you massacred them. End of story.
Buffy: Well, I think the Spaniards actually did a lot of the - (Willow nudges her) Not that I don't like Spaniards.
Spike: Listen to you. How you gonna fight anyone with that attitude?
Willow: We don't wanna fight anyone. If we could talk to him...
Spike: You exterminated his race. What could you POSSIBLY say that would make him feel better? It's kill or be killed here. Take your bloody pick!
Xander: (Beat) Maybe it's the syphilis talking, but some of that made sense.
Giles: I made these points earlier, but fine, no one listens to me.

Buffy: How could you let [Dawn] find out like that?! From books and papers?! You hate me that much?!
Spike: I was just along for the ride. Not like I knew she was mystical glowy key thing, nobody keeps me in the bloody loop, do they?!
Buffy: You could have stopped her.
Spike: [laughing humorlessly] Oh, yeah. Here it comes. Something goes wrong in your life, blame Spike. [furious] Newsflash, Blondie! If kid sis wants to grab a midnight stroll, she'll find a way sooner or later. I just thought she'd be safer with Big Bad lookin' over her shoulder.
Buffy: She shouldn't have found out like that.
Spike: You didn't think you could keep the truth from her forever, did you?! Maybe if you had been more honest with her in the first place, you wouldn't be trying to make yourself feel better with a round of "Kick The Spike"!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Blood Ties"

Discord: I never thought you'd be the kind of pony who would think she was better than everypony else.
Twilight Sparkle: I don't think I'm better than anypony!
Discord: Oh, well, how silly of me to assume that you would think that. All you did was choose to keep your precious princess self out of harm's way while your friends thrust themselves right into it... I'm sure you'll all be the best of pals again when they return from their terrifying, yet deeply bonding experience — that they're having without you.

"Subtlety seems to have flown out the window in this movie. Take for example when Michael and Blue go to a gas station for supplies. The attendant has a baby next to her and is blowing all the smoke in the babies face (and I mean she is all but blowing all the smoke directly in her mouth). Michael as politely as possible tells her that might not be the safest thing. But Michael is painted as the stuck up prick so everything he says no matter how rational is wrong. Same as when they are driving by the site of a drive by shooting and Michael asks 'How can people live like this?' Blue gives Michael a look like 'How dare you sir! This is the perfect life!'"
Miles Antwiler on The Sunchaser (1996)

"Seven of Nine I could kiss you! In an episode full of little nuggets, her criticism of the Voyager crew's ignorance of other species is the charmer. She states (and I quote): ‘You make contact with alien species without sufficient understanding of their nature. As a result Voyager’s directive to seek out new civilisations often ends in conflict.’ Somebody give that woman a medal! Of course Neelix has some vomit inducing retort about exploration being worth it but the point still stands."
Doc Oho on Star Trek: Voyager, "Random Thoughts"

Ron: Well, it won't matter if [the Blast-Ended Skrewts] turn out to cure seasickness or something, will it?
Hermione: You know perfectly well I only said that to shut Malfoy up. As a matter of fact I think he's right. The best thing to do would be to stamp on the lot of them before they start attacking us all.

Shaun: Whoa, we're all friends here–
Pete: He's not my friend, he's a fuckin' idiot!
Ed: What's that supposed to mean?
Pete: It means, why don't you FUCK OFF!?! You wanna live like an animal?! Go live in the shed, you thick fuck!
Shaun: Oh, leave him alone!
Pete: Stop defending him, Shaun! All he ever does is hold you back! Or does it make your life easier having someone around who's more of a loser than you are?
Shaun: ...What's that supposed to mean?
Pete: You know what I mean. I assume it was Liz that did the dumping? [pointing at Shaun] Sort your fucking life out, mate!

Damn. Why does Near have to always have a point? You're like L in that way: as assholish as they come, but when you've got a point, you hit the nail on the friggin' head.
Erin sums this trope up nicely in chapter 14 of And The Story Continues

Rocket: Blasted idiot. They're all idiots! Quill just got himself captured. None of this ever would've happened if you [Drax] hadn't tried to single-handedly take on a frickin' army!
Drax: You're right. I was a fool. All the anger, all the rage, was just to cover my loss. (shamefully looks onto the ground)
Rocket: (dumbly stares at Drax for a few seconds, then mocks him) "Oh, boo-hoo-hoo! My wife and child are dead!" (Groot gasps at Rocket's mockery) I don't care if it's mean. Everybody's got dead people! That's no excuse to get everyone else dead along the way!

Frank Grimes: I'm saying you're what's wrong with America, Simpson. You coast through life, you do as little as possible, and you leech off of decent, hardworking people like me. Heh, if you lived in any other country in the world, you'd have starved to death long ago.
Bart: He's got you there, dad.
The Simpsons, "Homer's Enemy"

"I thought he was just being a dick, but that's a really good point."
Background character, Grrl Power

"Ohh...That bum! I don't know why he's always so mean to everyone! What he said is true, though. The forest...strange things have been happening here lately... You need to be ready for anything. You'd better find a weapon!"
Saria, regarding Mido, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Rick: Thank youuuu. I appreciate it, Morty, I know you were sucking the Kool-Aid out of the Vindicators' [blink] so the fact that I was right about them must be pretty hard to admit.
Morty: Yeah, it is. You know why, Rick? Because when you're an asshole, it doesn't matter how right you are, nobody wants to give you the satisfaction.
Rick: I know, everyone wants people they like to be right. That's why popular people are fucking dumb.
Rick and Morty, "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender"

"As you may know, the game has been struck by the censorship hammer here in Australia, and several scenes have been replaced by a static screen with a text window describing the scene in graphic detail next to a picture of a crying koala. Yes, ha ha - fuck The Man and all that, but I must say, the fifth or sixth time at this screen I kind of went "You know what, that sounds pretty fucking stupid, and I am kind of glad I was spared from watching it".

You resorted to blanking your memories to create a new world where humanity's past failures would never be repeated... How stupid can you be?! No matter how much you change the rules, no matter how much you refuse to admit defeat, in the end, the creatures known as "people" will always sign their own death warrant by acting out of stupidity and evil. And then... mankind will be gone for good.
King P, MOTHER 3

Masrani: You are to cease all activities here immediately.
Dr. Wu: You are acting like we are engaged in some kind of mad science. But we are doing what we have done from the beginning. Nothing in Jurassic World is natural. We have always filled gaps in the genome with the DNA of other animals. And, if their genetic code was pure, many of them would look quite different. But you didn't ask for reality. You asked for more teeth.
Masrani: I never asked for a monster!
Dr. Wu: Monster is a relative term. To the canary, a cat is a monster. We've just gotten used to being the cat.

"When did God start caring about any of us? In fact, Moses, when did you start caring about slaves? Was it when you found out that you were one of us?"

Jonathan: I was only reborn for a few minutes before you and your men hunted me down like a beast!
McCullum: You were only reborn for a few minutes and you'd already taken the life of an innocent woman!

Jim: You're a real jerk, you know that?
Merlin: Yes, but that doesn't make me wrong.
Trollhunters, "A House Divided"

"You're so nice. You're not good. You're not bad. You're just... nice. I'm not good. I'm not nice. I'm just right."
The Witch, Into the Woods, "Last Midnight"

"I detest how accurate your point is."

<Rachel was brave. Bravery is a great virtue.>
Marco rolled his eyes at Ax. "Thank you, Obi-Wan Kenobi, for that wisdom. Of course she was a hero. She's always a hero. Rachel can't stop being heroic. Being stupidly brave is like some nervous tic she can't control. But what if someone had caught her morphing on videotape?"
That wiped the smile off my face. As much as Marco annoyed me, he was right. If someone had taped me... the Yeerks are everywhere. If they'd had evidence I'd morphed a crocodile, they would know who and what I was. The Yeerks believe we are a highly trained group of Andalite warriors. If they ever found out we were just human kids... we'd be wiped out before we could blink twice.
Animorphs #12: The Reaction

Jester: That was some of the best flying I’ve seen yet. Right up to the part where you got killed. You never, never leave your wingman.
Iceman: [wanders over] Maverick... it’s not your flying, it’s your attitude. The enemy’s dangerous. And right now you’re worse than the enemy. You’re dangerous and foolish. You may not like the guys flying with you, they may not like you. But whose side are you on?

Kliff: Wait, you actually listened to me?! I thought you were mad!?
Linde: Just because you were insensitive with your delivery doesn't mean that you didn't have a good point.

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