->'''Salario:''' ''Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take his flesh: what's that good for?''
->'''Shylock:''' ''To bait fish withal.''
-->--''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice''

A threat intended to make someone sexually uncomfortable; more often than not, a character threatens (sometimes subtly) to castrate someone.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* In an anime-only episode of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' showcasing the backstory of Harribel and her fraccion, Apache threatens to bite the crotch off of a hollow after causing it to flee.
* In the ''Manga/MaiOtome'' manga Natsuki says that if the public finds out "Mashiro" [[WholesomeCrossdresser is actually a boy pretending to be the princess]], in addition to banishment they'll also cut his penis off.
* In the manga version of ''{{Berserk}}'', as part of his InsultFriendlyFire, Guts warns [[StrawMisogynist General Adon]] that he wouldn't want to deal with [[ActionGirl Casca]] because she would "bite it right off" in retaliation to Adon's threats of capturing Casca and making her his troop's SexSlave. Casca elbows Guts in the back of the head.
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* During the opening scene of the ''SinCity'' story "The Big Fat Kill," Dwight [=McCarthy=], having dropped in on an asshole by the name of Jackie-Boy who's been abusing his ex, issues this vicious threat:
-->'''Dwight:''' You ever so much as talk to Shellie again -- you even ''think'' her name -- and I'll cut you in ways that'll make you ''useless'' to a woman.
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[[folder: Fan Fics]]
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4596302/1/RONMAN-THE-BARBARIAN Ronman the Barbarian]]'' (a ''KimPossible'' fanfic in a ''ConanTheBarbarian''-esque setting), Ronman was sold as a slave to Bonya at one point. She threatens to have him castrated if he does anything to get her mad.
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[[folder: Film]]
* ''Film/FatalInstinct''. In the {{backstory}}, Max Shady threatened to cut off his lawyer Ned Ravine's penis after Ravine lost Shady's case.
* ''Film/MenInBlack'': "I want you on the next transport off this rock or I'm going to shoot you where it don't grow back."
** In the sequel, we get this exchange: "You got kids?" "No." "You want 'em?" between an MIB guard and a bulldog.
* In ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993'' when Cardinal Richelieu starts making advances on Lady [=DeWinter=] she pulls a knife and holds it to his crotch. Richelieu warns that he can have her executed with "a snap of [his] fingers" to which she replies, "And with a flick of my wrist I could change your religion"; he backs off.
* ''Film/FightClub''. The threat to cut off someone's balls happens a few times. This is, after all, a movie about men who are deeply insecure about their masculinity.
* ''Film/NineToFive''. Finally losing her temper at her BadBoss, Doralee (Music/DollyParton) threatens to "get that gun of mine, and turn you from a rooster to a hen in one shot!"
* ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. Mr. Deltoid, a truancy officer, grabs protagonist Alex's crotch while warning him of the dangers of his skipping school.
** However, his extremely creepy actions throughout this scene suggest he did this more because he's a pervert than because he was trying to frighten Alex.
* And who can forget ''TheBigLebowski'' and the three German nihilists who corner the Dude in his CandlelitBath and threaten to cut off his "johnson?"
* Happens very darkly in the backstory of Frances Dolarhyde in ''Film/RedDragon''. His abusive grandmother would threaten to "cut it off" just for wetting the bed.
* Sergeant Mullins in ''Film/TheHeat'' is fond of playing FalseRoulette with a gun aimed at the interrogatee's groin.
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[[folder: Literature]]
* Unsurprisingly, the Literature/{{Discworld}} has a few examples:
** Cohen the Barbarian's explanation of psychological warfare in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes:'' "It's where you bang your shield all night before the fight so's the enemy can't get any sleep and you sing, 'We're gonna ''cut'' yer ''tonkers'' off!' and stuff like that."
** In ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant,'' Commander Vimes corners a suspect who tells him to "look down" at the knife he's holding to Vimes' stomach. Vimes' reply? "Look down further."
* In ''Yellow Blue Tibia'', the protagonist is threatened by a cop, who is using a tape recorder to record everything ''but'' the threats, and who goes on and on about cutting that off and, while any hospital can transfuse blood, "there is no hospital in the world that can transfuse you a new set of balls!" The protagonist (inwardly) chuckles at this one-note attempt at intimidation, made worse when [[spoiler: the cop realizes he's been recording ''only'' the threats]].
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', when a large internet bully won't give Sheldon his things back, Penny hunts him down and says (cheerfully), "I've got good news. Today's the day a girl is finally going to touch you in your little special place!" [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then she kicks him in the balls.]]
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Manager Yamaguchi-san threatened [[WrestlingDoesntPay wrestling pornstar]] Val Venis, on the occasion of Venis making time with Yamaguchi's wife: "I CHOPPY-CHOPPY YOUR PEE-PEE!!"
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[[folder: Theater]]
* The legendary exchange between Salario and Shylock in ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'', quoted above.
* Actually carried through in ''In Extremis''. Poor Abelard.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* During an interrogation during Thane's loyalty mission in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', a Renegade Shepard can choose to rough up the suspect and wrap things up like so:
-->'''Elias Kelham''': Are we done here? Because I got people to see.
-->(''Shepard slams his/her forearm against the guy's throat'')
-->'''Shepard: I'm done being patient. Give me a name, or I'll cut your balls off and sell them to a krogan!''' [[note]]Krogan are a species which have been largely sterilized and a mistaken belief flows around that replacing their testicles with transplants will increase their virility.[[/note]]
* In ''NoMoreHeroes'', Sylvia says to Travis: "If I ever hear you mumble another woman's name in your sleep, you'll wake up the next morning with your joystick missing."
* A well-known part in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' where Cloud, Tifa and Aeris threaten the resident pimp Don Corneo while likewise interrogating him by telling him they'll "cut", "rip" and "smash them" in turn.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', you can come across a note in the Ragged Flagon in which Vex threatens to cut off Delvin Mallory's "most valuable asset" if she ever catches him trying to spy on her bathing in the lake again.
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[[folder: Web Comics]]
* Berthold the Wolf from ''TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'' frequently makes more-or-less subtle threats to bite off other character's dicks if they don't do as they're told. (Since the only female member of the team is his mistress, Sniper Wolf, it's a convenient sort of threat.) At one point, Liquid comments on how often he uses that specific threat, and he basically just shrugs and goes "Hey, it works..."
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* [[Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG Mr. Welch]] "can't make anyone Jewish with a called shot".
* [[Website/NotAlwaysRight ...]][[http://notalwaysrelated.com/they-understand-what-you-are-seine/26617 and feed them to the pigeons.]]
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony''. In the first episode, Applejack apparently mistakes Twilight for a stallion, because she threatens, "Don't even think about telling the law! I'll cut your nuts off!"
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* In ''{{X-Men Evolution}}'', Rogue catches Spyke videotaping her without her permission. She tells him that, if she sees herself in his video when he presents it to their class, "They're going to call [him] Spyke-''less''."
* On ''TheBoondocks'', in Grandad's tale of "The Story Of Catcher Freeman", after the other slaves trick Masta Colonel into condensing his efforts at intimidation onto solely his ButtMonkey house slave Tobias, Masta Colonel states that if their work isn't done when he next comes out, "I'm cutting both [Tobias'] balls off."
** In another episode, Riley enlists Ed the Third's help in getting back a chain a bully stole from him. Ed hangs the kid upside down, and places two grapes in front of him. He tells him to imagine that the graps are his testicles, right before he smashes them with a sledgehammer. Ed threatens to do the same to him if he doesn't give back the chain. Ed being Ed, it turns out he got the wrong kid. Even though Riley gave him a picture.
* In ''FreaknikTheMusical'', Jesse Jackson ''really'' wants to cut Freaknik's nuts off.
* A bizarre FreudWasRight train-equivalent example occurs in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' where Sir Topham Hatt threatens to "cut Duncan down to size" if he acts up again. It's shown that he's referring to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Duncan's rather long funnel]] and Duncan immediately behaves upon hearing said threat.
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