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  • In The Order of the Stick:
    • #595, Daimyo Kubota's discussion of how he plans to escape responsibility for yet another attack on the surviving Azurites is interrupted by Vaarsuvius: "Disintegrate. Gust of Wind. Now can we PLEASE resume saving the world?" Made somewhat disturbing though by the next comic, which reveals V didn't even know who Kubota was. V simply disintegrated him because Elan had him tied up, so V assumed (correctly) that he was a villain.
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    • "Disjunction. Quickened Disintegrate." Oh, crap.
      • And Disjunction is first real glimpse of how powerful V became under the Soul Splice. It only has a 1% chance per caster level of breaking an Anti-Magic Field, and the Class and Level Geekery thread estimates that V by themself is about level 14-15 based on the spells they've cast alone. But with 3 Epic-level souls spliced on (one of which was very likely higher level than Xykon), V's effective caster level was somewhere close to 100, which in D&D terms is insane.
    • Elan gets his own Shut Up Hannibal back in #61, interrupting his evil twin's "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
      Nale: I gave you a chance to join me. But you'd rather stay with these fools? Well, I can't very well allow you to continue breathing after an insult like that, now, can I? Because no one denies me, Elan. Not father, not you, no one.
      Elan: Deny. Deny. Deny! ♪Deny the psychopathic egomaniac!♪
  • In Fans!, Rikk's response to a recently captured super-criminal who tries to Hannibal Lecture him is "I hate Silence of the Lambs." He goes on to say how sick he is of any two-bit nutcase who thinks they're a psychological mastermind trying to psych him out any time he treats them with a bit of respect, going on as a bonus to completely demolish her Freudian Excuse by pointing out that he has friends who have suffered in their lives much worse than her, only to not become a vindictive murderous psycho as a consequence.
    • Later, he admits that she actually did get to him, as the entire reason he'd been picked to question her in the first place was because he had the best hand for interrogating without strife, and he'd let her provoke him into being a sarcastic ass instead of handling the situation calmly. Unfortunately, all this did was enrage her to the point of attacking him with the heel of her shoe instead of giving them what they needed, and he got bailed out by Shanna for screwing up the session.
    • And of course, leave us not forget Rikk's earlier and more spot-on example of this trope, during his climactic confrontation with Keith Feddyg before the Time Skip.
    • Rikk is good at these. During the Order arc at the end of book 6, he and Marc confronted Hus, one of the Order's mages, who was attempting to take over Egypt in the wake of spell that literally destroyed the concept of written communication. After Hus gave Rikk a "Reason You Suck" Speech, Rikk and Marc effectively shut him up:
    Rikk: First off, I got sucker-punched by Captain America. That's like giving Michael Phelps a headstart. Secondly, I've spent the last five years with two remarkable women. One of them's one of the toughest, cleverest fighters I've ever seen anywhere. The other is Rumiko Tanaka Oberf. We work hard, but we do make time for each other. And when we're not vegging or sharing a bed...we like to spar. Marc and I aren't here to impress you, Hus. We're here to bring you to justice.
    Marc: Bully needs a beatdown! (Beat) Yours was way more wootworthy.
    Rikk: No, you gave a good closing statement.
  • Subverted in 8-Bit Theater. Fighter thought he was giving one of these to a giant who was talking to his party members after squishing Black Mage. In actuality the giant was giving the Light Warriors a Glurge-filled speech about the Disproportionate Reward he was about to give. Red Mage and Thief were very upset at losing the opportunity to commandeer an army of loyal giants.
  • Lightbringer: After Darkbringer defeated the main protagonist, before killing him, he showed him beaten to people on the street, and started a Break Them by Talking about how the only true way of good is by embracing darkness and despair and hope Lightbringer gave them is a lie. People responded by throwing junk at him, while screaming examples of how Lightbringer make their city a better place.
  • Karcharoth of Cry Havoc pulls one on Faustus by way of a burst of machine gun fire.
  • Happens in Goblins when Thaco successfully defeats Goblinslayer. As the man lies slowly bleeding to death, his ear sliced off, he gloats. He thinks that, if nothing else, his legend will survive in the stories of the goblins as the great nemesis of Thaco, only to be told mid-rant...
    • Thaco also manages to turn Dellyn's previous Break Them by Talking against him. when Dellyn learned that Thaco had taken levels as an adventurer, he described it as 'the most perverted thing I've ever heard of'; Thaco responds by describing Dellyn as 'some random human I fought early in my adventuring career... a random encounter.'
    • Minmax delivers a spectacular one to his Psion alternate counterpart, as the latter proclaims that Evil Only Has to Win Once and that he will win eventually...
    Minmax: No. You win now. (forces Psion!Minmax to "win" the Maze of Many, preventing him from ever re-entering it, and thus try to remove himself from reality.)
  • In The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!, Fructose Riboflavin stops himself when he realizes he's lost Galatea's interest. She then tells him why she's unimpressed.
  • In Clockworks, "You have no words for me? No threats for the man who killed your father? Nothing to say to the man who abducted your lady friend's parents? No witty banter to exchange — " Enough! with a kick
  • In Grim Tales from Down Below, Him delivers one to an angel. Because it's complicated like that.
  • Bob and George Say it with lightning!
  • Defied in Double-U Tea F between former Big Bad Raike and Skreel:
    Raike: Hey, hey. Let me handle this guy. I've dealt with the dark side before. Alright, so. I get where you're coming from, but you ain't taking Khran away from us.
    Skreel: Oh, sure, I'm being lectured by the world-renowned terrorist.
    Raike: Trying to get into my head? Kid, I was the king of psychological warfare in my day.
    Skreel: The only thing you were "king" of was losing miserably to Shadow and The Ministry.
    Raike: *flat look*
    Skreel: And if recent history is anything to go by, utterly failing at courting bunny girls.
  • In Dubious Company, Mary gives an In the Name of the Moon speech to the heroes as her boss, Izor, is about to Human Sacrifice Sal. Walter shoots her. She is more angry that he cut her off than that he shot at her. Walter is angry that he missed.
  • In Narbonic, after Dave has recently gone mad and taken over the secret arctic mad scientist base from Professor Madblood (and managed to upload himself to Madblood's computer), the Professor steels himself for a desperate fight:
    Dave (floats through Madblood's body): I don't have time for this.
    • And a few panels later:
    Dave: Don't worry. I'll find room for you in the new Narbonics Labs.
    Madblood: And what makes you think I'll accept a role as a servile flunky in my own facility?!!
    Dave: Your tie.
    Madblood (checking tie with crestfallen expression): My tie?
    Dave: It's more every single thing about you, but the tie'll do for starters.
  • In Endstone, she calmly says he's trying to make her angry.
  • In the end of the Bad Behaviour series of Sinfest, Criminy shouted ENOUGH to Seymour while he was in the midst of a hateful sermon, essentially bragging about causing Fuschia to have a Despair Event Horizon. This starts a three week consecutive story arc (one of the longest in the strip's history).
  • In Moon Crest 24, right at the beginning by Daniel, but it does not end well.
  • Delivered by Elise to her former comrades in "Ruby Nation", via devastating spit take.
  • In Drowtales, this is Kiel'ndia's reaction to Khaless trying to tell her they're Not So Different, emphasized by flipping her the bird with both hands.
  • From Digger:
    • Giving a "do you really think you can take me down" speech, Sweetgrass Voice rants at Digger about having survived for 12,000 years. "Do you have any idea how long twelve thousand years is?" Digger (who is versed in geology) retorts: "I know it's not long enough to make a good rock."
    • Ed's response to Sweetgrass Voice's offer to give him back his original name is "Name is ED." Those are his last words.
  • In Nodwick the Powers That Be themselves do this to Baphuma'al during the Final Battle. (Baphuma'al had been so caught up in his villainous rant, he completely failed to notice that he had been wounded by Rowen's arrow, the one thing that could kill him. The Powers That Be had to interrupt his rant to tell him he was dying.)
  • In Terra #241, Agrippa does this to a injured Kaleb Ceros:
    Kaleb: Bastard! You think you're really changing anything? Solus has more power and influence than you could ever dream of. You can't stop him — and if you kill me, another will take my place.
    Agrippa: (slashes Kaleb's throat with his combat knife) Then their fate will be the same as yours.
  • In The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, King Radical has spent the concluding arc weakening and ruining Dr. McNinja: Cleverly positioning himself in such a manner to gain the Presidency, detaining McNinja, making him fight past enemies, killing his clone just as he made peace with him, making his sidekick a vampire, having his parents sell him out. Even killing the Birdosaurus to assure he will never feel the satisfaction of killing it. He then goes on a lengthy "Reason You Suck" Speech that points out how ridiculous and self-centered McNinja has been in the entire story, and that his intentions have long been noble albeit criminal. Dr. McNinja's response? Grab Dracula, wield him like a baseball bat, and cause him to bite King Radical, making him into a vampire, followed by this:
    Dr. McNinja: Yeah, "Champion of the Future." King "I Am A Force" or whatever. Now you're a vampire.
    throws Pope Francis
    Dr. McNinja: Just like all the others I killed in grad school.


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