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29th Jan '16 8:38:04 AM FelinaofL2
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* Japanese speakers don't have this StockPhrase, but people like [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero Yuy]] skip straight to "''omae wo korosu''" (literally "I will kill you") when people like Relena Dorlian find out too much.
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* Japanese speakers don't have this StockPhrase, but people like [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero Yuy]] skip straight to "''omae wo korosu''" (literally "I will kill you") when people like Relena Dorlian Darlian find out too much.

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* Japanese speakers don't have ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode Stray Dog Strut. Punch uses this StockPhrase, but people like [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero Yuy]] skip straight to "''omae wo korosu''" (literally "I will kill you") line when people like Relena Dorlian find out too much.his co-host Judy asks what a "data dog" is.
29th Dec '15 1:31:49 PM bjshipley1
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* In the premiere episode of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', Nixon already knows where the unit is going, and teases Winters with this phrase. Nixon clearly wants to share the information, but Winters refuses to ask, so Nixon just tells him anyway.
22nd Dec '15 2:34:20 PM mariic
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** In an earlier episode, Billy asks why [[EvilCounterpart Bobby]] wants his life, to which Bobby replies, "If I told you, then I'd have to [[NeverSayDie destroy]] you." A confused Billy then asks, "[[DumbassHasAPoint Aren't you going to]] [[KillAndReplace destroy me anyway?]]"
28th Nov '15 8:22:27 PM nombretomado
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* Used in its exact words by [[spoiler:Osiris]] in the last book in {{The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel}} series.
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* Used in its exact words by [[spoiler:Osiris]] in the last book in {{The ''Literature/{{The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel}} Flamel}}'' series.
28th Oct '15 3:40:19 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Compare JustBetweenYouAndMe, in which a BigBad tells the hero something they shouldn't before they kill them.
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Compare JustBetweenYouAndMe, in which a BigBad tells the hero something they shouldn't before they attempt to kill them.
17th Oct '15 1:59:00 PM StFan
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* ''VideoGame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}}: Nuts and Bolts'': If you pay Bottles the Mole 6,000 musical notes (the highest price for any single item in the game) to tell you the "truth" about the infamous Stop 'n' Swop, he responds with "I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you, and we can't show that in a game with this rating. Thanks for the notes!"
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* ''VideoGame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}}: ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie: Nuts and Bolts'': If you pay Bottles the Mole 6,000 musical notes (the highest price for any single item in the game) to tell you the "truth" about the infamous Stop 'n' Swop, he responds with "I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you, and we can't show that in a game with this rating. Thanks for the notes!"
14th Oct '15 4:19:19 PM StFan
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* In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''ResurrectionMan'', Mitch asks a demon what he's planning, and gets the reply "I could tell you that, but then I'd have to kill you. [[ResurrectiveImmortality Repeatedly]]."
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* In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''ResurrectionMan'', ''ComicBook/ResurrectionMan'', Mitch asks a demon what he's planning, and gets the reply "I could tell you that, but then I'd have to kill you. [[ResurrectiveImmortality Repeatedly]]."

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[[folder:Fanfiction]][[folder:Comic Strips]] * Said [[http://dribibu.xs4all.nl/dilbert20070902.html almost verbatim]] in a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip. [[/folder]] [[folder:Fan Works]]

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* In one of the TheWitcher books, Geralt finds himself present during a sorcerous putsch, and the putchists capture him. Asking the leader what's going on, he is told sarcastically, -->[[spoiler: Philippa Eilhart]]: "Blessed are those who do not know, for they shall live a while longer."

* In one of the TheWitcher ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' books, Geralt finds himself present during a sorcerous putsch, and the putchists capture him. Asking the leader what's going on, he is told sarcastically, -->[[spoiler: Philippa Eilhart]]: "Blessed -->'''[[spoiler:Philippa Eilhart]]:''' Blessed are those who do not know, for they shall live a while longer."

-->'''Weyoun:''' "I have news." -->'''Damar:''' "Well?" -->'''Weyoun:''' "Your ''friend'' doesn't want to hear this." -->'''Damar''': "And why doesn't my friend want to hear this?" -->'''Weyoun:''' "Because if she did I would be forced to have her executed." -->[Damar's lady friend calmly walks out] -->'''Weyoun''' [somewhat snarkily]: "What a pleasant woman."
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-->'''Weyoun:''' "I I have news." -->'''Damar:''' "Well?" -->'''Weyoun:''' "Your \\ '''Damar:''' Well?\\ '''Weyoun:''' Your ''friend'' doesn't want to hear this." -->'''Damar''': "And \\ '''Damar:''' And why doesn't my friend want to hear this?" -->'''Weyoun:''' "Because this?\\ '''Weyoun:''' Because if she did I would be forced to have her executed." -->[Damar's \\ (''Damar's lady friend calmly walks out] -->'''Weyoun''' [somewhat snarkily]: "What out'')\\ '''Weyoun:''' (''somewhat snarkily'') What a pleasant woman."

--> '''Alan:''' What happened to [[{{MI5}} MIs 1, 2, 3 and 4]]? --> '''Stephen Fry:''' Well it's very interesting, I could tell you, but then I'd have to [[SubvertedTrope eat myself]].
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--> '''Alan:''' -->'''Alan:''' What happened to [[{{MI5}} MIs 1, 2, 3 and 4]]? --> 4]]?\\ '''Stephen Fry:''' Well it's very interesting, I could tell you, but then I'd have to [[SubvertedTrope eat myself]].

-->'''Secret Service Agent''': Who's Mrs. Frederick? -->'''Artie''': I'd tell you, but then he'd have to kill you (pointing at Mrs. Frederick's bodyguard, who has come to pick Artie up)
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-->'''Secret Service Agent''': Agent:''' Who's Mrs. Frederick? -->'''Artie''': Frederick?\\ '''Artie:''' I'd tell you, but then he'd have to kill you (pointing (''pointing at Mrs. Frederick's bodyguard, who has come to pick Artie up)up'')

-->'''Kate:''' Steve Adler is your fraternity brother? -->'''Tony:''' I'd show you the secret handshake, but then I'd have to kill you.
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-->'''Kate:''' Steve Adler is your fraternity brother? -->'''Tony:''' brother?\\ '''Tony:''' I'd show you the secret handshake, but then I'd have to kill you.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * Said [[http://dribibu.xs4all.nl/dilbert20070902.html almost verbatim]] in a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] [[folder:Tabletop Games]] * Said [[http://dribibu.xs4all.nl/dilbert20070902.html almost verbatim]] in a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip.''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': one suggested variant on "That information is outside your security clearance" is...well, this trope.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]] * ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': one suggested variant on "That information is outside your security clearance" is...well, this trope. [[/folder]]

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10th Oct '15 9:40:17 AM nombretomado
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* In the {{New 52}} version of ''ResurrectionMan'', Mitch asks a demon what he's planning, and gets the reply "I could tell you that, but then I'd have to kill you. [[ResurrectiveImmortality Repeatedly]]."
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* In the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''ResurrectionMan'', Mitch asks a demon what he's planning, and gets the reply "I could tell you that, but then I'd have to kill you. [[ResurrectiveImmortality Repeatedly]]."

* {{Planetary}}
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* {{Planetary}}''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}''
22nd Aug '15 9:34:06 PM nombretomado
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* Japanese speakers don't have this StockPhrase, but people like [[GundamWing Heero Yuy]] skip straight to "''omae wo korosu''" (literally "I will kill you") when people like Relena Dorlian find out too much.
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* Japanese speakers don't have this StockPhrase, but people like [[GundamWing [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero Yuy]] skip straight to "''omae wo korosu''" (literally "I will kill you") when people like Relena Dorlian find out too much.
17th Jun '15 11:02:14 AM SteveMB
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* Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. A soldier working on a top secret project blurts out "Neutronalizer" during Wade's briefing. Mr. Dr. Possible asks "This isn't one of those, 'I'd tell you but then I'd have to kill you' sort of things is it?'
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* Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. A soldier working on a top secret project blurts out "Neutronalizer" during Wade's briefing. Mr. Dr. Possible asks "This isn't one of those, 'I'd tell you but then I'd have to kill you' sort of things is it?'it?' The soldier pauses awkwardly and tells everyone to just forget what they heard.
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