TheHero and a friend, usually TheLancer are preparing to do something dangerous. Nerves are strained and tension is high. Before they go do the dangerous thing, TheLancer turns to TheHero and asks "Are you ready?" The response is always "IWasBornReady."

A variation where TheHero asks TheLancer if they're ready is common, and the wording can vary.


[[folder: Advertising ]]

* This is [[ Bud's answer]] when the Shaw tech asks the [[Advertising/ShawDeliveryBots delivery bots]] if he's ready for work.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/AWarriorsHeart'': Connor, the protagonist, responds with this when asked if he's ready to play in the game.
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''Film/OceansThirteen'':
-->'''Ocean''': "Are you ready?"\\
[[spoiler:'''Benedict''']]: "I was born ready." (Ocean waits until he turns away, then rolls his eyes at the cliche)
* ''Film/JustFriends'' (2005):
-->'''Chris:''' You ready to do this?\\
'''Samantha James:''' I was born ready, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch!]]
* ''Film/BladeTrinity'':
-->'''Dracula:''' Blade, ready to die?\\
'''Blade:''' I was born ready, motherfucker!
* A variation of this occurs in the film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy''.
-->'''Dr. Tenma:''' Son, are you ready?\\
'''Astro:''' I was made ready!
* ''Film/JasonX'':
-->'''Tsunaron''': Are you ready?
-->'''Kay-Em 14''': I was built ready, baby.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/GauntsGhosts''
-->'''Varl:''' I was born ready. Well, actually, I was born horny; I didn't get ready until I reached puberty.
* This seems to be the Twin's catch phrase in ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight''.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Parks and Recreation}}'':
-->'''Ron Swanson:''' I was born ready. I'm Ron fucking Swanson
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Spaced}}'':
-->'''Tim:''' Are you ready?\\
'''Mike:''' I was born ready.\\
'''Tim:''' Yeah, but are you ready ''now?''\\
'''Mike:''' Errrm.... Yeah
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': "I was born ready," "I was born premature."
** And again "I was born re... well, no, I wasn't born ready, but I'm ready now."
* Used in ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' episode "Stop the Presses".
* Appears in the ''Series/KnightRider'' episode "Knight Moves".


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* [[ Expanded]] in ''[[WebComic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'':
--> '''Red Mage''': "I was born ready."\\
'''Fighter''': "''I'' was born naked and screaming."\\
'''Black Mage'''" "If all goes according to plan, you'll ''die'' like that too."


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Dr. Insano says this in episode five of ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}''.
* Grif, official slacker of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' :"I was born to take it easy." The advertise for a T-shirt with the quote actually says:"Never again be confused as the kind of person who was "born ready" or "born yesterday."


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Bender in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "Raging Bender": "I was built ready!"
* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E12PinkiePride Pinkie Pride]]". Before the "goof-off" begins, when Twilight Sparkle asks when the competitors are ready, their replies:
--> '''Pinkie Pie''': I was born ready!
--> '''Cheese Sandwich''': I was ready before I was born!
* This is a CatchPhrase for the animated version of Flipshot in TheNewAdventuresOfHeMan.