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20th Jul '16 4:55:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Tanizaki Kazuo, the BigBad of ''[[Fanfic/TheDarkLordsOfNerima The Dark Lords Ascendant]]'', claims that knew all about the Sailor Senshi since they first appeared in public, and was observing them in secret ever since. If he wanted to, he could have Usagi hit by a drunk driver on her way to school, or have Makoto die in her sleep from carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty furnace, or have Haruka's bike suffer a catastrophic mechanical failure during one of her races. Of course, if he did stoop to that, Pharaoh 90 or Sailor Galaxia would've stomped on the world long ago, of which fact [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he is very much aware]].

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* Tanizaki Kazuo, the BigBad of ''[[Fanfic/TheDarkLordsOfNerima The Dark Lords Ascendant]]'', claims that knew all about the Sailor Senshi since they first appeared in public, and was observing them in secret ever since. If he wanted to, he could have Usagi hit by a drunk driver on her way to school, or have Makoto die in her sleep from carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty furnace, or have Haruka's bike suffer a catastrophic mechanical failure during one of her races. Of course, if he did stoop to that, Pharaoh 90 or Sailor Galaxia would've stomped on the world long ago, of which fact [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he is very much aware]].aware.
19th Jun '16 1:40:07 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', Po is left for dead, until the Soothsayer rescues him, and nurses him back to health. When Po wakes up, she tried to get him to eat some soup. Po refuses, and the Soothsayer quickly utilizes TheParalyzer, tosses the soup down his gullet, undoes her nerve strike, and tells him that if she had wanted him dead, she would have left him in the river.
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* From the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Linchpin":
-->'''Castle''': I thought you were the bad guy?"
-->'''Gage''': If I were the bad guy, you'd be dead by now.



* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', Po is left for dead, until the Soothsayer rescues him, and nurses him back to health. When Po wakes up, she tried to get him to eat some soup. Po refuses, and the Soothsayer quickly utilizes TheParalyzer, tosses the soup down his gullet, undoes her nerve strike, and tells him that if she had wanted him dead, she would have left him in the river.



* From the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Linchpin":
-->'''Castle''': I thought you were the bad guy?"
-->'''Gage''': If I were the bad guy, you'd be dead by now.

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* From the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Linchpin":
-->'''Castle''': I thought you were the bad guy?"
-->'''Gage''': If I were the bad guy, you'd be dead by now.
18th Jun '16 10:36:11 PM AnotherGuy
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* Uttered verbatim by Superman to Batman in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.
11th Jun '16 3:55:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Stone of Tears'', second book of the ''SwordOfTruth'' series, Kahlan discovers that her [[UnstoppableRage Con Dar]] bloodrage from the previous book has left her with a HandCannon-esque magic attack that appears to blow through just about anything. Thinking this puts her on even ground with witchwoman Shota, she goes into her domain to have a chat, and boasts that with that power, she has nothing to fear from Shota's power. The witchwoman shrugs, and points out that, if Shota wanted her dead, the magic would've done absolutely nothing to stop her from poisoning the tea Kahlan had just drank, which quickly deflates Kahlan's notions of invincibility.

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* In ''Stone of Tears'', second book of the ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, Kahlan discovers that her [[UnstoppableRage Con Dar]] bloodrage from the previous book has left her with a HandCannon-esque magic attack that appears to blow through just about anything. Thinking this puts her on even ground with witchwoman Shota, she goes into her domain to have a chat, and boasts that with that power, she has nothing to fear from Shota's power. The witchwoman shrugs, and points out that, if Shota wanted her dead, the magic would've done absolutely nothing to stop her from poisoning the tea Kahlan had just drank, which quickly deflates Kahlan's notions of invincibility.
27th May '16 9:31:00 PM LadyNorbert
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* Reversed in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' during the siege of Central City, when [[spoiler:one of Bradley's men notes that since the rebels include the Flame Alchemist and the Hawk's Eye, they should have bodies piling up everywhere. But Roy and Riza don't want to kill anyone, so they are ''deliberately'' taking non-lethal shots at their enemies... just to drive home this exact point.]]



* Tanizaki Kazuo, the BigBad of ''[[Fanfic/TheDarkLordsOfNerima The Dark Lords Ascendant]]'', claims that knew all about the Sailor Senshi since they first appeared in public, and was observing them in secret ever since. If he wanted to, he could have Usagi hit by a drunk driver on her way to school, or have Makoto die in her sleep from carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty furnace, or have Haruka's bike suffer a catastrophic mechanical failure during one of her races. Of course if he did stoop to that, Pharaoh 90 or Sailor Galaxia would've stomped on the world long ago, a fact that [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he is very much aware of]].

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* Tanizaki Kazuo, the BigBad of ''[[Fanfic/TheDarkLordsOfNerima The Dark Lords Ascendant]]'', claims that knew all about the Sailor Senshi since they first appeared in public, and was observing them in secret ever since. If he wanted to, he could have Usagi hit by a drunk driver on her way to school, or have Makoto die in her sleep from carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty furnace, or have Haruka's bike suffer a catastrophic mechanical failure during one of her races. Of course course, if he did stoop to that, Pharaoh 90 or Sailor Galaxia would've stomped on the world long ago, a of which fact that [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he is very much aware of]].aware]].



* The ArcVillain of ''[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Sleeping Beetle]]'' notes to himself that he very much does not want to kill Lydia and is going to do whatever it takes to keep her alive, because she's of no use to him dead.



* ''Film/TheGodfather'' has Virgil Solozzo telling Tom to: "Come on get in the car. What are you worried about? If I wanted to kill you, you'd be dead already."

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* ''Film/TheGodfather'' has Virgil Solozzo telling Tom to: Tom, "Come on on, get in the car. What are you worried about? If I wanted to kill you, you'd be dead already."



'''Harry Callahan:''' ''If I tried that your head would be splattered all over this field.''

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'''Harry Callahan:''' ''If I tried that that, your head would be splattered all over this field.''



* Used to a point on ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', where Fezzik misses the Man in Black's head with his rock on purpose, so they can fight it out sportsman-like.
* In the Russian film "D'Artagnan and three musketeers" the titular hero accuses [[TheVamp Milady de Winter]] of shooting him when he was riding a horse. She responds with scorn, that "If I'd been shooting you, you'd have been dead. I was shooting your horse!"

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* Used to a point on in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', where when Fezzik misses the Man in Black's head with his rock on purpose, so they can fight it out sportsman-like.
"sportsman-like."
* In the Russian film "D'Artagnan ''D'Artagnan and three musketeers" the Three Musketeers,'' the titular hero accuses [[TheVamp Milady de Winter]] of shooting him when he was riding a horse. She responds with scorn, scorn that "If I'd been shooting you, you'd have been dead. I was shooting your horse!"



'''Russian:''' (Accepts this and joins the party)

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'''Russian:''' (Accepts *Accepts this and joins the party)party*



--> '''Baron:''' ''(to Feyd)'' ...and don't get any ideas. my men have you in their sights even as we speak. ''(laughs)'' Oh,don't worry. If I'd wanted you dead you'd never have made it down the hall.''

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--> '''Baron:''' ''(to Feyd)'' ...and don't get any ideas. my men have you in their sights even as we speak. ''(laughs)'' Oh,don't Oh, don't worry. If I'd wanted you dead you'd never have made it down the hall.''



* ''Film/CloudAtlas''. IntrepidReporter Luisa Ray survives an assassination attempt, sneaks into her flat to clean herself up only to find a ScaryBlackMan employed by the CorruptCorporateExecutive she's investigating HandGagging her and saying this line. Luisa responds by headbutting him, then holding a knife to his throat and [[RepeatAfterMe repeating the line herself]]. The man approves of her spunk as he's an old war buddy of Luisa's late father and has come to help.

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* ''Film/CloudAtlas''. In ''Film/CloudAtlas'', IntrepidReporter Luisa Ray survives an assassination attempt, then sneaks into her flat to clean herself up - only to find a ScaryBlackMan employed by the CorruptCorporateExecutive she's investigating HandGagging her and saying this line. Luisa responds by headbutting him, then holding a knife to his throat and [[RepeatAfterMe repeating the line herself]]. The man approves of her spunk spunk, as he's an old war buddy of Luisa's late father and has come to help.



* ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop''. DaChief points out to Axel that his friend was killed by professionals "otherwise your brains would be splattered alongside his". Justified -- both Axel and his friend were knocked out by the killers, who then put a single bullet in the head of Axel's friend. As Axel hadn't seen their faces (and they didn't know he was a policeman) they left him alone.
* In the climax of ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', the group gets [[spoiler: ambushed by a pack of [[RaptorAttack Velociraptors]] who [[MamaBear want their]] [[PapaWolf stolen eggs back]]]]. Alan Grant points out that [[spoiler: the raptors would've killed them outright if they'd wanted to]].

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* ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop''. In ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'', DaChief points out to Axel that his friend was killed by professionals "otherwise professionals. "Otherwise, your brains would be splattered alongside his". his." Justified -- both Axel and his friend were knocked out by the killers, who then put a single bullet in the head of Axel's friend. As Axel hadn't seen their faces (and they didn't know he was a policeman) policeman), they left him alone.
* In the climax of ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', the group gets [[spoiler: ambushed by a pack of [[RaptorAttack Velociraptors]] who [[MamaBear want their]] [[PapaWolf stolen eggs back]]]]. Alan Grant points out that [[spoiler: the raptors would've killed them outright if they'd wanted to]].wanted]].



* ''Flood'' by Creator/AndrewVachss. It's stated that martial arts {{Badass}} Max {{the S|peechless}}ilent is so notorious no-one even laughed when a judge told him he had the right to remain silent during an attempted murder trial. After all, everyone knew Max never ''attempted'' to murder someone.

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* In ''Flood'' by Creator/AndrewVachss. It's Creator/AndrewVachss, it's stated that martial arts {{Badass}} Max {{the S|peechless}}ilent is so notorious no-one notorious, no one even laughed when a judge told him he had the right to remain silent during an attempted murder trial. After all, everyone knew Max never ''attempted'' to murder someone.



* In the book version of ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'', the Soviet fleet goes on "blockade" duty off the U.S. Atlantic coast for the rogue missile sub, making the Americans distinctly nervous. Being the height of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the U.S. decides to make a few demonstrations to the Sovs of what would happen if the Red Banner Fleet were ever to move aggressively. The most spectacular of them involved four A-10s racing under the radar horizon of the fleet and boxing the battlecruiser ''Kirov'' with flares. The exact message that the pilots wanted to send was, word for word, "If we had been serious, you'd be dead by now".

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* In the book version of ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'', the Soviet fleet goes on "blockade" duty off the U.S. Atlantic coast for the rogue missile sub, making the Americans distinctly nervous. Being the height of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the U.S. decides to make a few demonstrations to the Sovs of what would happen if the Red Banner Fleet were ever to move aggressively. The most spectacular of them involved four A-10s racing under the radar horizon of the fleet and boxing the battlecruiser battle cruiser ''Kirov'' with flares. The exact message that the pilots wanted to send was, word for word, "If we had been serious, you'd be dead by now".



** Another variation in ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', when Dresden meets with Marcone. Dresden makes a couple of pointed threats to Marcone, and Marcone just smiles and states that there are a great many beings ahead of him on the list, and they are all more dangerous than himself, and that if he wanted Dresden dead, all he has to do is sit around and wait.

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** Another variation in ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', when Dresden meets with Marcone. Dresden makes a couple of pointed threats to Marcone, and Marcone just smiles and states that there are a great many beings ahead of him on the list, and they are all more dangerous than himself, and that himself; so if he wanted wants Dresden dead, all he has to do is sit around and wait.



--> "Commodore Ramirez, what possible motive could the Peeps have for 'luring' you out here and pretending to be Manticorans?" she demanded. "If they wanted you dead, all they'd have to do would be [[BoringButPractical to stop delivering food to you!]] Or if they're too impatient for that, I'm sure [[KillItWithFire a little napalm]], or [[DeathFromAbove a few snowflake clusters]]—or an old-fashioned ground sweep by infantry, for goodness' sake—could deal with you!"

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--> "Commodore Ramirez, what possible motive could the Peeps have for 'luring' you out here and pretending to be Manticorans?" she demanded. "If they wanted you dead, all they'd have to do would be [[BoringButPractical to stop delivering food to you!]] Or if they're too impatient for that, I'm sure [[KillItWithFire a little napalm]], or [[DeathFromAbove a few snowflake clusters]]—or clusters]] — or an old-fashioned ground sweep by infantry, for goodness' sake—could sake — could deal with you!"
12th May '16 1:21:25 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas''. IntrepidReporter Luisa Ray survives an assassination attempt, sneaks into her flat to clean herself up only to find a ScaryBlackMan employed by the CorruptCorporateExecutive she's investigating [[PuttingAHandOverHisMouth Putting A Hand Over Her Mouth]] and saying this line. Luisa responds by headbutting him, then holding a knife to his throat and [[RepeatAfterMe repeating the line herself]]. The man approves of her spunk as he's an old war buddy of Luisa's late father and has come to help.

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* ''Film/CloudAtlas''. IntrepidReporter Luisa Ray survives an assassination attempt, sneaks into her flat to clean herself up only to find a ScaryBlackMan employed by the CorruptCorporateExecutive she's investigating [[PuttingAHandOverHisMouth Putting A Hand Over Her Mouth]] HandGagging her and saying this line. Luisa responds by headbutting him, then holding a knife to his throat and [[RepeatAfterMe repeating the line herself]]. The man approves of her spunk as he's an old war buddy of Luisa's late father and has come to help.
8th Apr '16 9:32:44 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Endgame", while his men have [[TheMafiya Yogorov]] at gunpoint [[TheMafia Elias]] says, "If I wanted you dead, I'd be a little more creative than this." Later Elias admits to Detective Carter that he did want Yogorov dead, but [[EnemyMine he's decided to let Carter deal with him]].
30th Mar '16 11:08:28 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Said by Aragorn when he first meets the hobbits at Bree, and Sam brings up the possibility that "Strider" is an imposter and one of Sauron's agents. Aragorn admits that could be true, but then adds that if it were, he would probably have just killed the hobbits immediately and taken the Ring, not wasting all this time talking with them.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Said by Aragorn when he first meets the hobbits at Bree, and Sam brings up the possibility that "Strider" is an imposter who killed the real Strider and one of Sauron's agents. Aragorn admits that could be true, but then adds that if it were, he had killed the real Strider, then four hobbits would certainly be no match for him, and he would probably have just killed the hobbits immediately and taken the Ring, not wasting wasted all this time talking with them.
30th Mar '16 11:05:45 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Said by Aragorn when he first meets the hobbits at Bree, and Sam brings up the possibility that "Strider" is an imposter and one of Sauron's agents. Aragorn admits that could be true, but then adds that if it were, he would probably have just killed the hobbits immediately and taken the Ring, not wasting all this time talking with them.
28th Feb '16 6:25:13 PM neminem
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* From the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Linchpin":
-->'''Castle''': I thought you were the bad guy?"
-->'''Gage''': If I were the bad guy, you'd be dead by now.
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