I was wondering whether it would sound superfluous if I add the adverb "again" to the end of the sentence:

Steve Rogers: Well, what are we gonna do now?
Tony Stark: You know what, give me a break, Steve. I just got hit in the head with a Hulk.
Scott Lang: You said that we had one shot. This! This was our shot. We shot it, it's shot! Six stones or nothing! Six stones or nothing.
Tony Stark: You're repeating yourself 'again'. [Source]

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    It sounds like tautology (saying the same thing in two different ways, like retreat back), but if Tony had earlier accused Scott of repeating himself, he could legitimately use 'again'. Apr 30, 2020 at 16:02
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    It could also be literal: I said "Jump." One minute later, I repeated myself. Two minutes after that, I repeated myself again. By the end of the hour, I had repeated myself a total of 59 times. Apr 30, 2020 at 20:36

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The "again" at the end emphasises the repetitiveness (repetition).

other examples:
- "over and over and over ... again" (both the repeated use of over and the addition of again)
- "forever and ever. Amen" (prayer)

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