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Cartman: I say again: F**k Jesus!
Token: Good going, you lost us the whole audience!
Cartman: Oh, f**k off, Token, ya black asshole!
(Token delivers a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown and walks off, leaving Cartman on the floor)
Butters: ... (farts on Eric and gives him the finger) Fuck you, Eric. (leaves)

So never kick a dog because it's just a pup.
We'll fight like twenty armies and we won't give up,
So you'd better run for cover when the pup grows up!
Little People, Les Miserables

"For the treachery of the Empire against the Noghri people. We were betrayed. We have been avenged."
Rukh, after stabbing Thrawn, The Last Command

[It] is much safer to be feared than loved, when, of the two, either must be dispensed with. [...] Nevertheless a prince ought to inspire fear in such a way that, if he does not win love, he avoids hatred.
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

Even a stray has pride.
Gabranth, Final Fantasy XII

"Last night I took an L, but tonight I bounce back."
Big Sean, "Bounce Back"

Vayne: The hound strays? Treason bears a price!
Gabranth: One I gladly pay!

Ramsay: Ah. Sansa. Hello, Sansa. Is this where Iíll be staying now? No. Our time together is about to come to an end. Thatís all right. You canít kill me. Iím part of you now.
Sansa: Your words will disappear. Your house will disappear. Your name will disappear. All memory of you will disappear. [whistles]
Ramsay: [hearing his hound dogs come to him] My hounds will never harm me.
Sansa: You havenít fed them in seven days. You said it yourself.
Ramsay: Theyíre loyal beasts.
Sansa: They were. Now theyíre starving.
Ramsay: Sit. Down! Down! Down! Down! Down!
— Sansa executing Ramsay, in one of the best examples of this trope note , Game of Thrones

"Turns out, mess with someone's head enough, you can turn a scared little kid into an all powerful bitch."

"One thing you could count on: you push a man too far, and sooner or later, he'd start pushing back."

"Listen, Crow thinks fear is power, but he's wrong. A beaten dog may fear you, but the second you turn your back, he's gonna strike."

"You have a dog. You beat the dog. You keep beating the dog. And you beat the dog and you beat the dog and you beat the fucking dog. And it cowers and it gets submissive. But there is going to be that day where it turns around and bites your face off. [...] You kick the dog enough times and you break it. You kick the dog one more time beyond that, and it fucking kills you."
Emilie Autumn, The Opheliac Companion.

William Hamleigh: Betrayed! By my own wife!
Bishop Waleran: You kick a dog and some day it may bite you.

Secretary Delacourt: You idiot! Do you realize what you've done? You crashed an unlicensed vehicle into a suburban area. Your orders were to keep this covert. Do you even remember what that means?! [Kruger punches a mirror] Have you completely lost your mind?! You're useless to me! If the administration realized what we're doing, they'll hang us both for treason! [Kruger chuckles] For God's sake, Kruger, are you listening to me?
Agent Kruger: Yes... yes, I'm listening. I'm sorry that we crashed the vehicle and ruined someone's lawn. But no one's going to hang us for treason. We do the hanging... [stabs Delacourt in the throat with a mirror shard]

You were scanning me, weren't you? You were trying to make my head explode, you freaked-out maniac!

"Well well well, looks like the church mouse finally roared."
Elliot Stabler, Law & Order: SVU, "Bully"

"She was mad and that was true, however, someone can only put up with abuse for so long".
Satsuki "Dove" Kiryuuin, Kiryuuin Chronicles, chapter 9

Are corpses afraid? They should be. The people on the outside, the people that they let in only when they feel like it, are pounding very hard on the glass. I hear them striking at the glass. I heard the glass crack. I think they're coming in.
The Giovanni should be afraid. The glass is cracking... and the people on the other side hate them.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Clanbook: Malkavian (Revised)

"When you treat people like animals, you're gonna get bit."
Biddle "B.C." Coleridge, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Past Tense: Part II"

Lobo: Your men would still be breathin' if you'd only been polite whan I walked in. Still, I showed you mercy. I just hope you showed your dancers more courtesy...
(hands gun over to dancer)
Crimelord: N-now, Suchin, let's not be hasty...! If I ever hurt any of you girls, it was only because—
(shooting noises)

You humiliated me in school. You attacked my friends! You took me from my family!! I have all the power you ever dreamed of! My Kryptonian cells are supercharged with the light of a million billion suns! And I'm not going to let you destroy the 3rd dimension!

The predecessors to the Adept Tradition clued the Technocracy to the idea that the entire universe is based on numbers. Much to their horror, the Technocracy took that premise and twisted it, polluting it with their own need for power and control. Instead of seeing the potential in diversity, the Union focused on reducing people down to ones and zeroes. The Adepts were reviled, attacked, and ultimately forced to leave the Technocracy.
Then came the Traditions. Here was a group that should have understood and embraced their new allies. Instead, the Trads treated the Adepts with suspicion and sometimes open hostility. Despite their need for a "new" tradition, the Council of Nine still wanted payback for the Technocracy's vicious Pogrom. The Adepts made convenient scapegoats.
Big mistake. The Virtual Adepts have reclaimed their power and they're not going to sit around and take it anymore. They won't allow Technocratic Conventions to rewrite their history into some cheap hack with delusions of grandeur. They will not allow the Traditions to stereotype them as talented children who need to grow up. The nightmare will end and the Adepts will be the ones to end it.
Mage: The Ascension - Tradition Book: Virtual Adepts (revised)

Now these governors Lamb's got in charge would never have seen power in Ryan's day. They're nobodies, really. But I used to raise spaniels... an' the only thing meaner than the top dog was the underdog when he'd just plain had enough.
Augustus Sinclar, Bioshock 2

Kenny: Where the hell do you get off?
Ben: I'm just saying we should all chill, not just you.
Kenny: Chill? [mockingly] "Bandits, hey, chill, here's some pills! Vernon, chill, here's our fucking boat!"
Ben: This isn't my fault.
Kenny: I can't point to one thing that's happened that isn't somehow your fault! Lee should've left you in Crawford.
Ben: FUCK YOU, KENNY!! [...] I am so, so, so sorry about Katjaa and Duck, I am. And I know I fucked up, but stop pushing me around and stop wishing I was dead!
[Kenny opens his mouth to retort]
Ben: NO! You know how they died. You've said goodbye! I never got to see my family, my parents, my little sister... do you get that? Your family is gone, but at least you had them to lose. I never made it home. They could be alive, or dead, or walkers or WORSE, and I DON'T KNOW, SO GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK!