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  • Ace Attorney:
    • In the last case of the last game in the set that features Phoenix as protagonist, Mia Fey in Pearl's body delivers one of these to Dahlia Hawthorne in Maya's body. The speech is so awesome that not only does the witness break down, she is exorcised from Maya's body and forced to wander the afterlife forever with the knowledge of her failure. The Judge is very impressed. Also, Phoenix joins in on the speech as well. In fact, he's the one who painstakingly outlines exactly why the witness is such a failure.
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    • In an earlier case, he'd delivered a scathing assessment of Luke Atmey. It's a bit over-the-top, and ignores some of that person's actual brilliance...but that was sort of the point.
    • In Justice For All, Phoenix gives one to Edgeworth, letting out all his anger over Edgeworth's sudden disappearance, as well as being blackmailed into defending Engarde despite having realized that he is the killer. On the other hand, it eventually turns out that Phoenix is mistaken about Edgeworth's real reasons for his departure.
    Phoenix: People like you and Franziska von Karma are always using all you have to pin me down. You fight to the very end, even when you know the truth is not with you. But I'm not like you. I can't fight for a false verdict — for a man I clearly know to be guilty!
    Edgeworth: ... Franziska... She fights for herself. The only thing she fights for is her perfect win record. That's all.
    Phoenix: And!? Isn't that the same as you!? Isn't that why you ran away a year ago? Because your precious win record was destroyed!? You are so petty!
    Edgeworth: ... I see... Now I understand why you despise me so. However, you are mistaken.
    • Toward the end of the last case of Justice for All, the Judge gives one to Matt Engarde; at that point, it appears that Engarde will get off, but in the process, his past wrongdoing has been exposed.
    Judge: To be honest, I can't think of you as a truly innocent and good person. You have done enough evil to drive a woman to suicide. But... At least on the charge of murder, it would appear you are innocent.
    • In Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, late in the second case, as Alita Tiala is getting close to being outed as the real killer, Wocky, the defendant, tries to defend her, only for her to tell him that he's a fool for not figuring her out when the evidence was "so obvious. Even for a brainless, spoiled brat such as (Wocky)."
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    • At the end of the last case in Apollo Justice, Klavier and the Judge deliver one to Kristoph, as he rants about how the law is absolute and the new Jurist System cannot be allowed.
    Klavier: The law is "absolute"...? You can't be serious.
    Kristoph: Wh-What...?
    Klavier: Odd. I thought you spent your life looking for loopholes? The law isn't absolute. It's filled with contradictions.
    Judge: The law is the end product of many years of history... the fruit of human knowledge! Like a gem, polished to a gleam through trials... and errors. It is this fruit we receive, and pass on, and face in our time. And it is always changing, growing. Nurturing it is our task as human beings.
    Klavier: Except for you, Kristoph. You aren't changing. You've stopped. You're not needed anymore.
    • In Dual Destinies, Athena gives one to Aristotle Means, saying that for all his claims of having good intentions, (namely, teaching students how to effectively defend their clients in the dark age of the law), he's nothing more than a hypocrite, given his trying to ensure that Juniper gets convicted for murder. The point is driven home even further when it later turns out that Means killed Constance Courte when she found out he was taking bribes.
    Athena: They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but not yours! You never had good intentions, only lies to protect yourself with while blaming another. You, professor, are the embodiment of the dark age of the law!
    • You are given this as a choice during the Logic Chess segment against Sebastian Debeste in the final case of Gyakuten Kenji 2 (Ace Attorney Investigations 2/"Prosecutor's Path"). It can be tempting, considering how much of a know-it-all know-nothing he's been through the whole game. However, since Sebastian is an emotional wreck at that time, using it will shut him off to answering anything else entirely and blow your entire timer gauge, which shaves off a part of the Truth meter.
  • Archer of Fate/stay night is pretty good at these. He even got Saber to give up on her wish to appoint a new king in the good end of UBW and stay with Shirou/Tohsaka with two lines plus lots more for Shirou.
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    • Zouken Matou gives one to his grandson Shinji after the latter's Servant got curb stomped by Saber.
    Zouken: Fool. I did not expect victory from a failure like you. What I expected was enough pride to challenge others in spite of your powerlessness. But you failed miserably. You disgraced the name of Makiri. Hmph, you and your father are both disgraces to our family.
    • Tohsaka Rin drops a pretty good one on Shinji during the Heaven's Feel route, mainly made awesome by how bad Shinji is.
    Rin: Then I'll say it for you. You just wanted to act like a magus. You're a failure and can't be a magus, so you wanted the Holy Grail to make you one. You have no other goal. You're a coward that wanted proof to hide your powerlessness.
    Shinji: Tohsaka, you...!
    Rin: Am I wrong? You didn't have a Magic Circuit even though you were born to the Matou family. But that's not your fault. The Matou blood was fading away anyway. The duty of the Matou family as the seeker was fading away from the time you people came here. But you persisted. You thought it was special to be special, and you demanded something you didn't need. You can't be a magus even if you obtained a Magic Circuit like that, but you clung to the special right that should've been given to you.
  • Jared in Asagao Academy Normal Boots Club gives extremely satisfying one to his mother who bashed and manipulated both him and Hana for a good portion of the last chapter.
    Jared: I. Am. Sick. Of. This. I have put up with you for seventeen straight horribly awful, painful, joyless years of my life. I begged and begged for you to grant me an ounce of happiness or sunshine every day, and you rejected me in favor of your own selfish greed and pointless ambition, all intended to hide your pathetic sense of loneliness and abandonment. I have finally, finally found something— someone— who makes me happy, someone who showed me that I was still worth a damn even if I wasn't perfect, someone who showed me that everything you taught me throughout my life was wrong. And I will be damned straight to hell if you think I am going to let you take her away from me.
  • Jett in SC2VN gives one to Mach when the latter doesn't show up to practice.
    Jett: You have some natural talent for Starcraft, but you didn't come here to make use of it. You quit when it gets hard, and your minor accomplishments help fuel the lie that you're capable of being great without putting in the work.
  • ClockUp's Euphoria: In the True Ending route, Kanae gives a lengthy one to Keisuke. In multiple parts.
    Kanae: ...Continually choosing love with that broken-down, reformatted brain of yours. Clinging to her! Even though all you want to do is break her! All you want to do is violate her! And you're not even picking the right person to love! Forget it. I've had enough. ...Shut up. You don't know me. ...I absolutely despise you. From the very beginning to the very end. I hate you so much I could vomit.
  • Danganronpa:
    • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc:
      • In the second chapter, Kiyotaka "Taka" Ishimaru gives one to Mondo Owada, claiming that Mondo's boisterous and violent personality is merely a façade. It becomes Harsher in Hindsight when Mondo's insecurity and personal issues lead to him killing Chihiro in a fit of rage.
        Kiyotaka: You are a coward! That's why you turn to violence to solve your problems! That's why you can't do what society asks of you, why you walk around dressed like that!
        Mondo: ...the fuck you say? You dunno shit.
        Kiyotaka: You already lost to yourself, but you're such a coward, you don't even realize it!
      • During the second trial, it's revealed that Toko is Genocide Jack, a secret that Toko had confided in Byakuya. Toko is quite upset over Byakuya breaking his promise, but Byakuya replies with the following speech.
        Byakuya: You have only yourself to blame- you came to me with your tragic little story. I didn't ask you to. This is the real world, not some romantic fantasy fairytale. (Toko wails) Besides, you broke your promise first. You said that as long as you were here, no matter what, you wouldn't let Genocide Jack kill anyone. But in spite of that promise... (flashback to Toko apologizing for failing to keep it)
        Toko: You said if I k-kept my promise, you would g-go out with me! Th-That's the only r-reason I promised...!
        Byakuya: How many times do I have to tell you? I never said that. But you weren't able to do it- you just couldn't resist that rush you got from killing, could you?
        Toko: I-I tried... I swear I t-tried to control it! B-but...
        Byakuya: But your efforts were useless. What a disappointment.
      • Near the start of the fourth chapter, Kyoko warns Byakuya that he will eventually regret mocking others for having feelings. During the fourth trial, Byakuya, while otherwise one of the more competent students when it comes to class trials, gets so hung up on the seemingly obvious conclusion that Aoi betrayed and murdered her best friend, Sakura(helped by Aoi making a False Confession) that he fails to grasp what really happened- that Sakura actually committed suicide in an attempt to unite the surviving students. Byakuya is completely flabbergasted that Makoto and Kyoko found out the truth when he failed, and Kyoko spells out why.
        Kyoko: You still haven't realized? We don't all act according to calculations and cost-benefit diagrams. That's what makes us so complicated. That's what you don't understand, and that's why you couldn't solve this case. (Byakuya is left speechless) See? Didn't I tell you? When you dismiss other people's feelings, it'll always come back to bite you in the end.
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