History Main / ImpliedDeathThreat

27th Aug '16 7:36:20 AM Xoorligan
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* ''Film/TheThirdMan'': [[spoiler:Harry Lime]] casually opens the door of the ferris wheel while discussing the fiscal worth of human life. Watching him carefully, [[DesignatedHero Holly Martins]] [[GenreSavvy gets a good grip on the doorframe.]]

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* ''Film/TheThirdMan'': [[spoiler:Harry Lime]] casually opens the door of the ferris wheel while discussing the fiscal worth of human life. Watching him carefully, [[DesignatedHero [[AntiHero Holly Martins]] [[GenreSavvy gets a good grip on the doorframe.]]
20th Aug '16 3:21:28 PM TheDragonDemands
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', a subtle and indirect example - not even meant to be overtly intimidating. Wayne Enterprises accountant Coleman Reese figured out that Bruce Wayne must be Batman (by discovering the paper trail in the millions of dollars for development on the Tumbler/Batmobile), and presents it to Batman's ally Lucius Fox, who runs operations at the company for him. Reese presents his findings, then announces that he wants $10 million for the rest of his life, to keep his mouth shut. Lucius looks at him for a moment then calmly points out why he should rethink this, after which Reese dejectedly walks away and tells him to keep the Tumbler schematics.
-->'''Fox:''' "Let me get this straight. You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands...and your 'plan'...is to *blackmail* this person?" ''(short pause)'' "Good luck."
19th Aug '16 7:47:55 PM Minni128
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* Satsuki to Mikisugi in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7519681 Casualty]]''
-->“Mikisugi. Do not seek to trifle with me or my sister on this day. Either your bedside manner improves, or your graveside one does. ''Choose wisely.''”
*In the ''Gensokyo20XX'' series, Ran does this twice:
--> '''Regarding Reimu''':"If Reimu dies, your ass is grass and I will....mow...it!"
--> '''To the Komeiji sisters''': "If you dare tell anyone about what you just saw, I will kick both of your asses and tie you into one great big knot until your bodies merge and become so intertwined that you'll become one colossal freak of nature."
**Her fiance turned husband, Ren delivers this to his brother in 20XXV:
-->"[...]if you do, well, we will never at all hesitate and will act as we see best, be you my older brother or not."
10th Aug '16 5:45:31 AM Metallix
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'''Duncan''': For God's sakes, why?!\\

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'''Duncan''': For God's sakes, sake, why?!\\



'''Duncan''': We've got a fire. And if it was caused by anything you did,I'm going to hang you out to dry, and then I'm going to hang you!

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'''Duncan''': We've got a fire. And if it was caused by anything you did,I'm did, I'm going to hang you out to dry, and then I'm going to hang you!
9th Aug '16 4:06:09 PM Metallix
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* Happens in ''Film/TheToweringInferno''.
-->'''Duncan''': Did you change any of Doug's electrical specifications?\\
'''Simmons''': I most certainly did.\\
'''Duncan''': For God's sakes, why?!\\
'''Simmons''': The reason should be obvious - especially to you!\\
'''Duncan''': We've got a fire. And if it was caused by anything you did,I'm going to hang you out to dry, and then I'm going to hang you!
30th Jul '16 9:39:33 AM ironballs16
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This trope is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: A character threatens to kill another, but without actually using the words "[[IllKillYou I'll kill you]]." Usually involves the use of an analogy or a hypothetical question. This often allows the maker of the threat to be a KarmaHoudini, since he can claim he never ''really'' threatened the target. Often the person making the threat will avoid naming the threatened person directly. ''Very'' often leads to IsThatAThreat. If the threat is made against the other person's family or against his property, that's ShameIfSomethingHappened.

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This trope is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: A character threatens to kill another, but without actually using the words "[[IllKillYou I'll kill you]]." Usually involves the use of an analogy or a hypothetical question. This often allows the maker of the threat to be a KarmaHoudini, since he can claim he never ''really'' threatened the target. Often the person making the threat will avoid naming the threatened person directly. ''Very'' often leads to IsThatAThreat. If the threat is made against the other person's family or against his property, that's ShameIfSomethingHappened. The clearest nonverbal version is the DramaticGunCock.
3rd Jul '16 3:40:37 AM StrangeBro
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This trope is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: A character threatens to kill another, but without actually using the words "[[IllKillYou I'll kill you]]." Usually involves the use of an analogy or a hypothetical question. This often allows the maker of the threat to be a KarmaHoudini, since he can claim he never ''really'' threatened the target. Often the person making the threat will avoid naming the threatened person directly. If the threat is made against the other person's family or against his property, that's ShameIfSomethingHappened.

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This trope is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: A character threatens to kill another, but without actually using the words "[[IllKillYou I'll kill you]]." Usually involves the use of an analogy or a hypothetical question. This often allows the maker of the threat to be a KarmaHoudini, since he can claim he never ''really'' threatened the target. Often the person making the threat will avoid naming the threatened person directly. ''Very'' often leads to IsThatAThreat. If the threat is made against the other person's family or against his property, that's ShameIfSomethingHappened.
30th May '16 2:44:04 PM bificommander
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* ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'', when Revolver Ocelot tells Dr Naomi to tailor her DNA-specific virus to the members of FOXHOUND.
-->'''Naomi:''' I mean-, it's not like I have a problem with it but... why would they want that?
-->'''Ocelot:''' Welcome to Ocelot Shack. You've got questions, I've got bullets.
7th May '16 11:27:26 PM JackG
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* The 1980 thriller ''The Fifth Horseman'', about a Libyan government plot to detonate an atomic bomb in New York, ends with the US President sending Muammar al-Gaddafi a quotation from the Quran: ''Whoever ye shall be, death will overtake you, even though ye reside in lofty towers.''
15th Apr '16 9:43:38 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': ''"Do you want to be safe?"'' The fact that Virginis is outright burning B's face off while he's asking makes it pretty clear what the consequences of continuing to ask questions she shouldn't are.
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