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11th Sep '17 11:06:58 AM CosmicFerret
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-->'''[[FanNickname Brainthor:]]''' ''(to a restrained [[TheFlash Flash]])'' Looks like ComicBook/TheQuestion [[CassandraTruth was right all along]]... I kill you, and then [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Armageddon.]] Right on schedule. ''(points gun at Flash.)''\\

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-->'''[[FanNickname Brainthor:]]''' ''(to a restrained [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]])'' Looks like ComicBook/TheQuestion [[CassandraTruth was right all along]]... I kill you, and then [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Armageddon.]] Right on schedule. ''(points gun at Flash.)''\\
10th Sep '17 6:45:50 PM AriRockefeller
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# The person being threatened has run out of fucks to give and does not even register the threat words strung together to form a sentence, much less some horrible consequences that are about to befall them. Bonus points if the one making the threat is thrown completely off their game as this non-reaction.
26th Aug '17 8:14:58 AM FoxBluereaver
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* Book Three of ''Fanfic/TheLastSon'' has Franchise/{{Superman}} turning it around when SelfDemostrating/DoctorDoom threatens to go public about his secret identity:
-->"I think I know you better than ''you'' do, Victor. I know you won't go public…because if you do, you'll have to explain how Victor von Doom, the ''supposedly'' most intelligent man in the world, the Lord of Latveria… ''[smiles coldly]'' …got the snot beaten out of him by a ''Kansas''. ''Country.'' '''Farmboy'''. [...] Go ''ahead'', Victor. Go on and tell Fury; he'll laugh you right out of the Triskelion! Tell your neighbours; they'll never look at you with respect, ever again! Tell your people; you'll become the biggest joke they've ever heard! Heck, tell the whole ''world''; then everyone will know what we do – that Victor van Damme is the world's biggest ''loser''! Go ahead, Victor; ''tell them''."
15th Jul '17 2:47:41 PM ironballs16
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* The standard response when somebody threatens to leave an Internet forum: [[MemeticMutation "And nothing of value was lost."]]

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* The standard response when somebody threatens to leave an Internet forum: [[MemeticMutation [[WesternAnimation/TheCritic "And nothing of value was lost."]]
24th Jun '17 8:54:45 PM MikeW
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* On ''Daytime Divas,'' Maxine is going in for cosmetic surgery (one of a few she's had) when she boasts about being a "natural beauty." She suffers complications and is in a coma but recovers quickly. Mo manages to find out about it and uses it to threaten Maxine to give her more time on the show or she releases the news. On air, Maxine confesses the truth, making it sound like her first time and she's grateful she didn't go through with it. It turns out to be a great moment to win over viewers and thus defuses Mo's leverage.
** Subverted when Mo's assistant tries to hold out for more money or he'll release a sex tape of them. Mo snorts to go ahead as she doesn't mind folks knowing how hot she is. But the man fires back by reminding Mo about how this would count as sexual harassment and get her fired so she has to keep him on at higher pay.
18th Jun '17 1:27:24 PM MikeW
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* In ''Film/{{Dave}}'', when Dave wants to go ahead with his job plan, Bob threatens to fire him. After a pause, Dave replies "fine" and makes it clear he's perfectly ready to go out and tell the press how the White House Chief of Staff conspired to have an imposter pose as the President of the United States just so he could keep his own power. When the First Lady enters, she makes it clear she knows the truth and is okay with it. Too late, Bob realizes there's no way he can reveal the charade without exposing himself as the mastermind and going to jail.
18th Jun '17 1:27:24 PM MikeW
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12th Jun '17 8:38:44 PM ironcommando
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* Drache, the first boss of the ShootEmUp ''VideoGame/{{Einhander}}'' is a large dragon-like walker machine who threatens the player ship "Dies ist eine Warnung! Entladen Sie alle Ihre Waffen!" before the fight starts. This translates to "This is a warning! Unload all your weapons!". Not a very smart threat, since the player promptly unloads all their weapons into the boss.
21st May '17 9:03:57 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel]]'': Draco orders Crabbe and Goyle to shake Ron and Hermione to win Harry over.

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* ''[[AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel]]'': ''Theatre/AVeryPotterSequel'': Draco orders Crabbe and Goyle to shake Ron and Hermione to win Harry over.
29th Apr '17 10:58:36 AM eedwardgrey3
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# The person being threatened knows it's a threat, but decides to take it at the ExactWords face value for comic effect at the other's expense. Most common when the person threatened is a {{Trickster}} or DeadpanSnarker. Can [[BewareTheSillyOnes still]] be fatal.

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# The person being threatened knows it's a threat, but decides to take it at the ExactWords face value for [[LiteralistSnarking comic effect at the other's expense.expense]]. Most common when the person threatened is a {{Trickster}} or DeadpanSnarker. Can [[BewareTheSillyOnes still]] be fatal.[[NotHyperBole fatal]].
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