A specific form of CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon in which a character is so consumed by rage that he threatens to rip someone's limbs off with his bare hands. The delivery of the line tends to be either LargeHam or DramaticDeadpan, depending on the character.

The threat is very rarely carried out, at least on screen. If the character is actually capable of this kind of violence, he may mention having once done this as [[WeirdAside a casual aside]]. If it is carried out and the victim is a recurring character, he will usually get better. May overlap with ComedicSociopathy and BloodyHilarious.


[[folder: Film -- Animated ]]

* During the song "I Wanna Be Like You" from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', when Baloo and Bagheera are trying to rescue Mowgli from King Louie and the apes, Baloo actually tells himself, "I'm gonna tear him limb to limb..."
* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', when Gobber tells the recruits that he lost his leg and hand to a dragon, Snotlout says, "I'll avenge your beautiful hand. And your beautiful foot. I'll cut the legs off every dragon I see. [[UpToEleven With my face]]."


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Happens frequently to ComicBook/DoctorOctopus. Usually goes like this:
-->'''Super Hero''': I hope you're ready to lose those arms.
-->'''Ock''': Insolent fool! My tentacles are constructed with [whatever 'indestructible' metal he's building his arms with this month] plating! You could not even hope to scratch them!
-->'''Super Hero''': I wasn't talking about the metal ones.
* ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} is a speedster, so in ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'' Hulkling threatens to rip Quicksilver's ''legs'' off if he talks Wiccan into doing anything stupid.


[[folder: Film -- Live Action ]]

* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': Inigo and Fezzik need to get into a castle.
-->'''Westley:''' Give us the gate key.
-->'''Yellin:''' I have no gate key.
-->'''Inigo:''' Fezzik, tear his arms off.
-->'''Yellin:''' Oh, you mean this gate key [pulls it out].
* In ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'', Chewbacca wails, Han Solo translates.
-->'''Chewbacca:''' Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh!
-->'''Threepio:''' He made a fair move. Screaming about it can't help you.
-->'''Han Solo:''' Let him have it. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.
-->'''Threepio:''' But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
-->'''Han Solo:''' That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.
-->'''Chewbacca:''' Grrf. [Complete with smug smile and crossed arms]
-->'''Threepio:''' I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, Artoo: Let the Wookiee win.
* ''Film/JudgeDredd'': Rico's ABC robot is [[NeckLift holding Judge Hershey by the neck]]. When Dredd refuses to join Rico's plan to take over the city, Rico threatens to have the robot rip her arms and legs off.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Not played for laughs at all in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban.'' Hagrid recounts how he met Sirius Black the night of the Potters' murder, and he says that if he had known his role in their deaths, he'd have torn Sirius limb from limb. Hagrid is a half-giant, so he means it, and can follow up on it.
* This trope is made OlderThanPrint by ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}''; Beowulf tears Grendel's arm off while locked in a pure test of strength with the monster. He then displays it as a trophy over the door.
* Happens a few times in the ''{{Redwall}}'' series, often followed up with a threat to feed the removed body parts to the victim. On at least one occasion said threat is made by [[TheBigGuy a badger]], and they quite easily could follow up on it.
* A recurring theme in prejudice against [[spoiler: orcs]] in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' is that they rip people's limbs off. In Mr Nutt's CrowningMomentOfAwesome, he very calmly asks an AngryMob if they'd like him to start.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* "I'll rip your bloody arms off!" was the catch phrase of Aunty Jack of the Australian cult comedy series ''Series/TheAuntyJackShow''.
* ''Series/TheIncreasinglyPoorDecisionsOfToddMargaret'': "Give me my money, or I will rip off your arm and stuff it down your cock-hole."
* "And [[FatherTed Crilly]] if you try to bullshit me like that again, I will rip off your arms."
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Caves Of Androzani", Sharaz Jek threatens to have the Doctor's arms slowly ripped out by andriods if he doesn't tell him what he wants to know. Unusually for this trope, the androids start making good on this threat before the Doctor gives in.
* In one episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven'', Vila threatens an (absent) Tarrant with this gem:
-->I'll get you for this, Tarrant! I'll rip off your arm and beat you to death with the wet end!
* Similar to the above example, Ziva of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' threatens a nerd who gropes her, in nearly the exact same manner.
-->Remove your hand or I will rip your arm off and beat you to death with it.
** Suffice to say, you don't want to piss her off cause she is very well capable of following through with the threat, being a former Israeli assassin and all.
* Spoofed in the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''Teenage Crime Wave'' when the movie's FailureHero tries to intimidate the villain.
-->'''Ben:''' [''growling''] Someday I'd like to take you apart.
-->'''Servo:''' [''also growling''] Put your legs where your arms are supposed to be, and vice versa.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Seven of Nine's response to the StandardFemaleGrabArea trope is a coldly understated version. "Remove your hand or I shall remove your arm."
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. In "Belonging", Cordelia finally gets an acting gig, only to find she's [[SexSells just expected to smile vacuously in a bikini]]. After seeing how Cordelia is being patronized by the SmugSnake director, an infuriated Angel offers to rip his head off, pointing out that as he has SuperStrength he can do that literally.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Riley Finn catches Spike in Buffy's bedroom, [[PervertedSniffing sniffing her clothing]].
-->'''Riley:''' What are you doing here?
-->'''Spike:''' What, me? I was um ... uh ... what are YOU doing here?
-->'''Riley:''' Looking for the girl who's gonna rip your arms off when she finds out you were in her bedroom.
* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' - in "The Girl Who Was Death", Number Six [[spoiler: or the lead in his bedtime story]] pursues his quarry through an amusement park, breaking up a fashion shoot a couple of times - the photographer is not at all amused: "'Ere, wot's yer game, Sherlock Holmes?! You'll never pick up yer teeth with a broken arm! I'll tear off yer leg an' I'll beat you over the 'ead with it!"


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Done literally in ''LEGOStarWars 2'' by Chewbacca. Given that it is LEGO, it is more [[PlayedForLaughs humorous]] than horrific.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': "Sten, tear his arms off."
* One of Jax's [[FinishingMove Fatalities]] in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatII''.
** Sheeva gets in on the act in the 2011 reboot. One of her fatalities is tearing her opponents arms out of the socket, ''beating'' them to death with them, and then [[CrowningMomentofFunny applauding with them!]]


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'': RA Ruth Lessick has [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2010/comic/book-1/01-move-in-day/agreements/ a way]] of getting dormies to come to the floor meetings....
* The reason why Matilda of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1065.php was exiled]].
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius:'' Dr. Sun [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070718 threatens]] to do this to his patient Bangladesh Dupree, and then make her eat them. He's probably at least physically capable of doing it, too.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Preston Stormer threatens to do this to the DJ Mak Megahertz in one of the ''HeroFactory'' podcasts. It's implied that he carried out the threat, too, but Mak's a robot, so he gets repaired.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'': Man Ray threatens to do this to [=SpongeBob=] if the latter doesn't release him. Later in the episode as he tries to pass as a reformed villain, he makes the same threat to Patrick when the latter's stupidity made the task of returning a wallet to him like a good person impossible to accomplish.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode "Sven Hoek", this is one of the threats Ren gives Stimpy and Sven for messing up the house.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' had Rigby and Mordecai scribble various complicated mathematical equations all over the kitchen counter as a result of them being hallucinated by special drink that makes you smarter, and when Benson finds out all about this, he scolds the two into erasing all the "graffiti" on the counter or else he will tear their limbs off.
* ''Westernanimation/AdventureTime's'' protagonist Finn [[spoiler:had his right arm literally ripped off at the start of Season 6, with his own father being responsible.]] Finn's response to this? Build a StarScraper so tall it [[{{Determinator}} penetrates the outer atmosphere, find him (currently in space), forcefully rip his right arm off,]] and [[spoiler:REATTACH IT TO HIS OWN ARM-STUB.]]


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* "I'll rip your legs out of your ass!" is a common saying/threat in Poland.