->'''Sinestro:''' I will have [the Green Lantern ring] after your death!\\
'''Kyle:''' Wait! Don't you want to talk first? Banter back and forth to show me your innate superiority?\\
'''Sinestro:''' No.
--> -- ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', "In Brightest Day"

Basically, the character refuses to carry the [[HeroBall Hero]] or VillainBall. They may be GenreSavvy or simply very practical, and won't delay or take unnecessary chances when their objective is at hand. For example, the villain really ''does'' think that MurderIsTheBestSolution, and no, they ''aren't'' going to do any EvilGloating or [[JustBetweenYouAndMe exposit on their plan before shooting]], ''[[UnspokenPlanGuarantee thank you very much]].'' A WrongGenreSavvy opponent is probably going to be confused to the point they outright ask "You're ''really'' going to [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just]] [[KilledMidSentence shoo-]]" They might try to stall their No Nonsense Nemesis by offering suggestions like "Wouldn't it be more fun to suspend me above a vat of acid and slowly lower me?"

See also KilledMidSentence. Compare ShutUpKirk and ArentYouGoingToRavishMe Contrast ComplexityAddiction, JustToyingWithThem.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* [[spoiler: Matt's]] death in ''Manga/DeathNote'' is this. He is chased and cornered by {{mooks}}, and explains that they aren't going to shoot him because they'll need to interrogate him. They shoot him to death immediately, with one remarking that [[spoiler: Matt]] was obviously stalling.
* Cell from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is this while imperfect -- as he knows he is too weak to win against his stronger foes without gaining power, he instead deliberately and mercilessly kills to gain power. When fighting those he knows he can defeat, he methodically goes after anyone who makes themselves a threat -- once he is struck by anyone entering the fight he immediately makes sure they can't return later to screw up his plans before continuing his main goal. After he becomes Perfect, however, he starts holding the VillainBall more often. Given that the likes of Goku and Vegeta were used as sources for his DNA, a BloodKnight nature is literally InTheBlood for Cell, and one he's complete he just can't hold it back anymore.
** Once Super Buu enters the fray, his first move (after gruesomely killing a bystander) is to fly straight to Kami's Lookout and demand that Piccolo present the "worthy opponent" that he had been promised (Gotenks). When Piccolo tries to stall for time by pointing out that there are people left on Earth for Buu to kill, Buu immediately annihilates just about every bystander left on the planet Earth with an energy wave he calls the "Human Extinction" attack, to the horror of everyone. He then demands, with no further distractions, to see his opponent. He later declares that, if Goku and Gohan were to [[FusionDance fuse]], they still couldn't defeat him, but then immediately adds that he isn't going to take the chance and will just kill them now to be certain.
* Crocodile in ''Manga/OnePiece'' doesn't usually mess around, unless he's absolutely sure he can do so and has the time for a minor distraction. When he first fought Luffy, Crocodile gave him a few minutes to attack pointlessly, then promptly kicked his ass. Subsequent fights are similar.
** Mr.1/Daz Bones, who ranks just below Crocodile, fits the trope even better.
** Even more so Magellan. He rarely speaks while fighting, and when he comes across [[spoiler: Blackbeard and his crew invading Impel Down, he attacks them instantly instead of questioning their motives.]]
** And as of late we have Vergo, who's just as non-nonsense as Magellan. Despite his quirks with forgetting things often, he plays no games when it comes to fighting or taking care of his business. He goes straight for the kill every time with no smiling, laughing, or even evil-gloating at all. He also cruelly punishes those who don't show him respect.
** Akainu is also a great example, since he lacks Aokiji's empathy and Kizaru's laziness, he will do everything in his power to kill pirates and will only chat with them if it means manipulating them into fighting a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown in his favor or doing a task for him.
** Fujitora has also shown himself to have these qualities. Like Akainu, he doesn't fuck around and will pull out all the stops right off the bat to finish his fights as quickly as possible. Unlike Akainu, he tries to limit casualties as much as possible and goes out of his way to make sure that any collateral damage is either repaired or fairly compensated.
* Later chapters of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' introduced the ''Vandenreich'', a BadassArmy of Quincy {{Combat Pragmatist}}s who just frankly ''don't screw around''. [[spoiler:These guys are killing Shinigami left and right -- their current body-count ''in the span of a single day'' is ''1,116''. Not to mention, they invade Soul Society on the ''very day'' they declared war, completely screwing over the five-day grace period they gave them.]]
** The best example is the [[BadassGrandpa old]] [[TheGunslinger gun-toting]] Quincy Shunsui is fighting against. [[spoiler:He quietly listens to Shunsui's commentary, and after he was done, without so much as a ''single word'', moves in for the kill and manages to shoot out his right eye.]] Sorry Shunsui, BrilliantButLazy Starrk, this man is not.
*** Not to mention that he briefly uses his OneWingedAngel form right away, instead of bothering to try out all his other abilities beforehand like any other person in that manga.
** Points also to [[BigBad Yhwach]]. As soon as Ichigo shows up, Yhwach throws him to the ground and stabs him in the throat. [[spoiler:Only Ichigo's latent Quincy powers save him.]]
** They do end up making various mistakes as the arc unfolds (explaining their powers, chatting with their opponents instead of just finishing them off), but they're hardly the only ''Bleach'' characters who suffer from the IdiotBall. [[spoiler:Notably, even with many of his minions picking up {{Idiot Ball}}s, everything is going exactly as planned for Yhwach.]]
* The roles are ''reversed'' in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack''. The villain, Char Aznable, goes out of his way multiple times to defeat Amuro [[HonorBeforeReason on even terms]], obsessed with avenging his pride by defeating him fair and square. Amuro, on the hand, prioritizes stopping Char from crashing Axis into Earth over all else, and is willing to do anything to stop him, damn the rivalry; he attempts to shoot and kill Char while the latter is unarmed and is only stopped by an unexpected intervention. In their final engagement, Amuro spends most of the battle ''running away'' from Char in order to mess with Axis' trajectory, and finally deals the deathblow to Char's Mobile Suit by striking it from behind while Char is distracted.
* Wrath from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is most definitely this. Unlike his [[BigBad superior]], Father, or the other homunculi, when in battle he won't yammer on about his own species' superiority, hint to their villainous plan, or needlessly torture his opponents. If he sees you as a threat, he will make sure to dispose of you as quickly as possible, or at least incapacitate you so you're easier to use for Father's plan, like threatening to kill your childhood friend if you resign from the military.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard Hokuto]]]], who only engages in typical VillainBall-type behaviour to get his enemies to drop their guard and further his plan rather than for his own amusement, isolates the good guys from each other so they can't all attack him at once and Tsukune can't unleash Inner Moka, dominates the resulting fight with a merciless NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, {{Xanatos Speed Chess}}es his way past an interference which truly took him [[DeusExMachina (and everyone else,)]] by surprise, only engages in EvilGloating in order to play for time, and even when he is eventually outmatched he uses MyDefenseNeedNotProtectMeForever to gain the advantage anyway, and his plan only fails because [[spoiler: he is apparently so touched by Tsukune's idealism that he surrenders willingly]], and we later find out that [[spoiler: even this had an ulterior motive.]]
* Homura Akemi of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is a heroic example of this trope. Whenever she encounters a witch she immediately [[spoiler: invokes her time-stopping powers and unleashes an [[MoreDakka unholy rain of modern weapons and ammo to]]]] kill the resident witch and didn't waste ''any'' time or momentum up against Walpurgisnacht [[spoiler: even though it had no effect]]. Justified in that [[spoiler: she's been doing this scenario multiple times to save Madoka]].
* In ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'', {{Combat Pragmatist}}s are common. One of the straightest examples could be [[BladeOnAStick Ango Kuryuu]] of the Muhou School, who decides to stop his opponents... by bringing along his elite pupils to help him and quickly gets rid on one of the two targets (Zenmaru) with one blow. Another one is [[{{Ninja}} Tsuchiryuu]]: when facing the Ogame and Nakaizumi school members at the main gate, he first goes for the mook archers, killing them all in melee, and then takes on BadassGrandpa Gensai and fully takes advantage of his dead angle to try to kill him.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has Shun Kurosaki, who only concentrates on winning, never acknowledging the crowd or talking to his opponents except to play his cards or give a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. He grew up in a place where Duel Monsters was to the death, not a fun past time.

* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'':
** Inverted (at least with respect to morality) in a ''Punisher''/''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' {{crossover}}.
--->'''Punisher:''' I've got all the therapy you'll ever need right here, comedian.\\
'''[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]:''' ... [[OhCrap you're really going to shoot?]]
** Played with in the regular comics quite a lot, especially [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX the MAX series]]. In the "In the Beginning" arc, villain Nicky Cavella puts a gun to the Punisher's head when the Punisher is tied up and pulls the trigger. [[spoiler: The Punisher dodges the shot and bites off several of Cavella's fingers.]] Later lampshaded in the "Widowmaker" arc, where several villains comment how every time the Punisher is captured, the villain doesn't just shoot him.
* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'': Its mentioned that during the heyday of costumed heroes most of them knew to differentiate between actual criminals and those who were just dressed up and looking for attention. There was one guy who liked to go around in a costume and ''pretend'' he was a villain in order to get beat up by heroes (at least until whatever hero it was realized the guy was ''getting off'' on being beat up). He tried it on Rorschach eventually and was promptly tossed down an open elevator-shaft to his death.
** Also examplified by the {{Wham Line}} delivered by the {{Dangerously Genre Savvy}} {{Big Bad}}: [[spoiler:"Dan, I'm not a Republic serial villain. Do you seriously think I'd explain my masterstroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? [[YouAreTooLate I did it thirty-five minutes ago."]]]]

* In ''Film/LittleSweetheart'', Thelma will [[spoiler:shoot you if you're ruining everything. Or get you shot by the cops. On the other hand, Robert Burger, her main victim, doesn't seem to do anything right. He's willing to trust that Thelma will do the right thing after she's ruined his life. Really now, is he that stupid? He likely knows that she killed Elizabeth, so why should he think she would let him live?]]
* Kind of an odd example from ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', since you don't know if [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} River]] is a bad guy or not at this point:
-->''[River is pointing a gun at Mal]''
-->'''Mal''': "I've staked my crew's life on the theory that you're a person, actual and whole, and if I'm wrong, you'd best shoot me now..."
-->''[River cocks the gun she is pointing at Mal]''
-->'''Mal''': "Or, we could talk more."
* Joker in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' (though not to his actual nemesis):
-->'''Gambol:''' You think you can steal from us and just walk away?
-->'''Joker:''' [[BluntYes Yeah.]]
* Bryan Mills in ''Film/{{Taken}}'': He does not fool around when it comes to getting his daughter back.
* The Franchise/{{Terminator}}. There's a lot of crossover with ImplacableMan, but Reese's description sounds a lot like a no nonsense villain.
-->'''Reese:''' "That Terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with; it can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, EVER, until you are DEAD."
* [[spoiler:HYDRA]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. When they want Fury dead, they gang up on him with a dozen guys with assault rifles, and when that fails, snipe him through the wall. Cap merits a WalkingArmory backed by five guys with assault rifles and one with a massive minigun. [[spoiler:They have been infiltrating their main adversaries for so long that they pretty much control it.]] When they do engage in EvilGloating, there's a reason; [[spoiler:Zola called in a missile attack on his position and is stalling for its arrival, and Pierce is chatting to hostages who he can kill with the press of a button]]. And their ultimate plan is to [[spoiler:kill people who ''might be'' threats down the road, using near-unassailable flying aircraft carriers encrusted with guns]].
** The Winter Soldier himself. Barely speaks, never banters, does nothing but focus on the mission. [[spoiler: He only starts to break down when Captain America realizes that the Soldier is actually Bucky Barnes (his oldest and closest friend from way back during World War II) and tries doing a IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight with him.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', everything about Chakal is completely serious, and he wastes no time in being as brutal a fighter as he can.
* Yokai of ''Disney/BigHero6'' is [[VileVillainSaccharineShow a surprisingly dangerous villain for a Disney film]]. He is ''not'' played humorously at any point, and [[TheUnfettered will do anything he can to achieve his goals]]. When fighting, Yokai ''does not fuck around''. [[CombatPragmatist He does whatever it takes to defeat his enemies, from sneak attacks to lethal force]]. He doesn't stop to talk, gloat, monologue, or snark. He can't be bought, threatened or reasoned with. He doesn't care if his opponents are children or [[spoiler: are his students]]. And he certainly doesn't let little things like collateral damage stop him. If you get in his way, '''''he will kill you.''''' The ''only'' reason the gang survived after he drove them into the harbor waters is because he didn't stick around to make sure they didn't surface afterwards.

* ''Dragon And Thief:'' "Don't I get a last meal? A blindfold? Anything?" Jack says this just before the baddies attempt to herd him into an airlock. He fortunately managed to stall long enough anyway.
* Fidelias in ''Literature/CodexAlera''. He tends to solve everything with as little fuss and drama as possible, and generally follows PragmaticVillainy to the end.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Harry lampshades it when Nicky captures him in ''Literature/DeathMasks'', noting that Nicodemus is the kind of person who, when he says "join me or die", will do the "or die" part quickly, cleanly, with no gloating and a minimum of fuss.
** In ''Literature/ColdDays'' [[TheDreaded Cat Sith]] is this to his enemies, though fortunately he's Harry's ally for most of the book. [[spoiler: When he's infected by the sentient Nemesis madness, Harry immediately knows it's not a deliberate betrayal because the infected Cat Sith taunts and gloats rather than simply killing him in the most expedient way possible.]]
* The Architect in ''Franchise/DragonAge: Literature/TheCalling''. He is a rare talking Darkspawn and a WellIntentionedExtremist (his plan to end the Blights is to make everyone in the world a half-Darkspawn immune to the Archdemon's call, which will result in countless deaths). He gets several characters (sworn to fight Darkspawn) to join him. When one of them starts expressing doubt, he kills her without a second thought right in front of [[spoiler:her brother]].
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', has a few moments. Notably, Sam Vimes firmly believes "If you have to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you at his mercy, then hope like hell that man is an evil man. Because the evil like power, power over people, and they want to see you in fear. They want you to know you are going to die. So they'll talk. They'll gloat. They'll watch you squirm. They'll put off the murder like another man will put off a good cigar. So hope like hell your captor is an evil man. A good man will kill you with hardly a word." [[spoiler:His subordinate Carrot is such a good man and does kill the BigBad and TheDragon of the book very quickly.]]
* Maldor from ''Literature/TheBeyonders'' is a villain who's basically memorized TheEvilOverlordList and taken it to heart. He has been known to offer a WorthyOpponent or two [[WeCanRuleTogether the chance to rule beside him]], but should they refuse, he makes ''sure'' they are in no position to cause him trouble ''[[ColdBloodedTorture ever]] [[AFeteWorseThanDeath again.]]''
* Literature/HonorHarrington tends towards this, thanks to her being a CombatPragmatist. This mindset is not exactly rare in the setting, due to [[NotSoDifferent most factions]] being thick with skilled military professionals or cold-blooded killers.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the renewed ''Series/DoctorWho'', the return of TheMaster initially suggests he'll be like this; he lampshades and refuses to "have a nice little chat where [[JustBetweenYouAndMe I tell you all my plans]] and you think of a way to stop me", refuses to be moved by the Doctor's abject pleas (even after the Doctor obeys his command to "use my name"), and instead of hanging around for ages to [[EvilGloating gloat]] or invoke TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou, he simply abandons the Doctor in a situation that is likely to be fatal, but fully expects him to escape and plans accordingly. Even though this [[BuffySpeak No Nonsenseness]] doesn't last ([[TheNthDoctor this version of the Master]] being one of the [[LargeHam largest hams in television history]]), his brief appearance at the end of the relevant episode is very memorable for the sudden appearance of such a DangerouslyGenreSavvy antagonist.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestlers who completely ignore their opponent's taunting and theatrics and simply rush at them in a straight line to beat them senseless. Examples include:
** Wrestling/SamoaJoe
** Wrestling/ChrisBenoit
** Wrestling/TheUndertaker
** [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Amazing Kong]]
** Wrestling/LukeHarper: Part of his gimmick as Brodie Lee was his absolute refusal to play along with Wrestling/{{Chikara}}'s normal tomfoolery. Whenever the wrestlers would break into their spontaneous comedy skits, he would ignore the skits and just start attacking everybody.

* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', after Pikachu teaches [=MechaMew2=] its electric moves, Giovanni decides to kill Ash and Pikachu with Hyper Beam.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario and Luigi.]]'' Their standard response to facing Bowser is to throw him into a pool of lava. ''This outright kills Bowser.'' Luckily for the Koopa King, DeathIsCheap applies to both sides in the Mario 'verse. Luigi might actually be worse: technically, in ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', his entire goal is to subject a mansion full of ghosts to a FateWorseThanDeath. [[BerserkButton Do not kidnap Mario, it ends up much worse for you than kidnapping Peach.]]
** King Boo learned after that incident, however, and adapted that attitude himself, leading to Luigi having a much harder time when [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon he came back.]]
* While [[MadScientist Dr. Eggman]] is a master of the VillainExitStageLeft trope, at the end of the first game it was optional to attempt to kill him by completely destroying his Eggmobile. Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'s disregard for the doctor's well being became a recurring trope in the series. ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy Sonic Advance 3]]'''s default ending recreates this ending. Heck, even Modern Sonic has had his moments.
* Jon Irenicus from ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II''. When you get your only chance to question him about his plans after he [[spoiler:steals your essence of Bhaal]], he states outright that you're not worth telling anything, given that (he believes) you're going to be dead very soon. And if you try to attack him in Spellhold without getting the other inmates to help you, he just kills you -- not even in a controllable battle, just a cutscene.
* One of the best examples in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series is The Emperor, the antagonist of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. The game starts with him [[DemonicInvaders summoning the forces of Hell to plague the Earth]] while, at the same time, his armies conquer basically most of the world. Then, when [[LaResistance the Resistance]] proves to be an actual threat, he kidnaps its leader Princess Hilda. When the heroes eventually save her, her father (the King) suddenly becomes fatally ill; it later turns out that they saved a demonic doppelganger instead of the real princess, as the Emperor had anticipated. This move distracted the good guys long enough to complete his Airship, which quickly proceeds to bomb several towns in the game. When the heroes destroy the Airship, they find then find out the Emperor has cast a spell that has lifted his castle into the sky and surrounded it with a ''magical tornado'', and he uses ''that'' to destroy every town that the Airship may have missed. The protagonists ''finally'' find a way inside the castle and kill the Emperor. But that isn't the end. The Emperor's soul split into two halves: a good and an evil side, and the evil side [[LikeABadassOutOfHell goes into hell, TAKES IT OVER]], and then comes back to life as the Dark Emperor, who is far more powerful than ever. In heaven, the KilledOffForReal characters from the game find that the Light Emperor now possesses the throne of heaven and wants to atone for his actions and asks them to forgive him. Eventually, though, they come to realize that even ''the "good" side'' of the Emperor is still pure evil and is just trying to trick and kill them. It takes the ''combined'' might of both the living and dead protagonists to destroy both the Light and Dark Emperors at the same time and finally destroy him for good.
* In ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'', when Manny comes face to face with the BigBad, he asks him if this is the part where he fesses up and reveals his evil plan. [[spoiler:His response is to just shoot him with a sprout gun and tell him that no, this is the part where he dies.]]
* The Reapers in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' generally do not screw around with Shepard whenever they encounter him/her directly. The first major Reaper opponent doesn't kill Shepard outright because that particular Reaper doesn't consider him/her a threat up until Shepard actually stops it dead in its tracks - and then it immediately summons the most powerful husk variant possible to try and crush Shepard immediately. The second Reaper Shepard encounters fucks around even less, by [[spoiler:killing Shepard outright in the first ten minutes of the second game, and after Shepard's resurrection Harbinger pulls out all the stops in an effort to kill Shepard, going so far as to manifest itself in its Collector minions constantly to try to kill Shepard]]. And every Reaper encountered in the third game doesn't screw around and tries to just blast Shepard to ashes with their main gun, culminating in [[spoiler: Harbinger itself personally coming down from orbit to personally blast Shepard]].
* [[ImplacableMan Nemesis]] from the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' series (specifically, [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis his self-titled game]]), fittingly enough. It's not a mindless killing machine lashing out at any living thing in its way. ItCanThink and all it thinks about is killing Jill, and if Jill overpowers it or proves to be too quick, it will come back with a ''[[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS]]'' to get the job done.
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/Fable2.'' At Rose's urging, Sparrow disables Lucian and can kill him two seconds into his MotiveRant, or twenty. Wait too long and Reaver does the deed instead.

* ''U.F.O.'':
-->'''Ingrid''': I mean, don't you want the satisfaction of knowing you beat me in a fair fight?
-->'''Roberta''': What? No. That's stupid. I just want you to scream a lot and die. (''breaks her arm'')
* Gort from ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'' makes a habit of just killing enemies before they start a journey of lifelong revenge and repeated skirmishes. Friends and Repentants make no difference
* Jack Noir from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. When faced with a fight against John and Rose he simply [[spoiler: teleports and sucker-stabs John in the back.]]
** [[TheDragon Draconian Dignitary]] has this down to a tee.
-->''There's a narrow line to walk between obeying the orders of a clear superior and blindly facilitating a perfectly useless genocide. It takes a very savvy breed of psychopath to pull it off.''
** Also, when Vriska goes out to meet Jack for one climactic duel, Jack [[spoiler:teleports away, follows her trail back to the base before it gets too faint, slaughters everyone there, and THEN goes back for the duel]].
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Vaarsuvius disintegrates a captive ''without knowing who it is'' simply because dim nice guy Elan has captured him, which means the captive ''must'' be a villain who will escape to bedevil the team.
** And after losing his eye to an escaping O-Chul, Redcloak's already-pragmatic viewpoint shifts more toward this.
--> '''Redcloak''' (''talking to a paladin captured by his Osmium Golem''): "Interesting. Not too long ago, that would have been a very effective taunt. But you can thank one of your 'brothers' for its futility now. What I have lost in depth perception, I have gained in perspective. Stupid risks are just that: stupid." (''to the golem'') "Crush him."
* When Morth ascends to daemonhood in ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' and proclaims that he's going to kill the Inquisitors and then go on a rampage, Eastwood counters that that's [[TheChessmaster hardly]] [[SquishyWizard Patternari]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder behavior]] but Morth replies that there's no point in ascending if you can't go on a rampage now and then. [[spoiler: He is later killed by a Greater Daemon of the Hound, the embodiment of rampaging AttackAttackAttack]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' when Forgath meets [[KnightTemplar Kore]] he comments the latter probably wants to give a speech about the nature of evil. Mid-sentence, Kore fires a volley of crossbow bolts at Forgath.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Item #7 on the EvilOverlordList.
-->When I've captured my adversary and he says, "Look, before you kill me, will you [[JustBetweenYouAndMe at least tell me what this is all about]]?" [[PreMortemOneLiner I'll say, "No." and shoot him]]. No, on second thought [[BondOneLiner I'll shoot him then say "No."]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' movie "A Sitch in Time'', Drakken is disappointed Shego wants to just kill Kim and co without first expositing her rise to power.
** This trope actually shows up a lot, as the show loves to subvert supervillain tropes. Two or three villains were specifically defined by it.
** Heck, in the BadFuture depicted in the movie, Shego is Supreme Empress of the entire planet, simply ''because'' she doesn't screw around with the whole EvilIsHammy thing like Drakken.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Sideshow Bob's brother Cecil is about to kill Bart.
-->'''Cecil:''' "At last I'm going to do what Bob never could. Kill Bart Simpson!"
-->'''Bart:''' "Throwing me off a dam? Isn't that a little crude for a genius like you?"
-->'''Cecil:''' "Ooh, [[HopeSpot I suppose it is]]. Eh, if anyone asks, I'll '''lie'''. (''throws him off'')
** A DeletedScene from "$pringfield" (TheOneWith Mr. Burns opening a casino in Springfield and Homer becoming a blackjack dealer), seen in the "138th Episode Spectacular."
-->'''Blofeld:''' "20. Your move, Mr. Bond."
-->'''Bond:''' "I'll take a hit, dealer. (''Homer gives him a card'') "Joker? You were supposed to take those out of the deck!"
-->'''Homer:''' "Oh, sorry. Here's another one."
-->'''Bond:''' "What's this card? 'Rules for Draw and Stud Poker'?"
-->'''Blofeld:''' "What a pity, Mr. Bond." (''Odd Job and Jaws grab Bond and drag him out'')
-->'''Bond:''' "But... but it's Homer's fault! I didn't lose. I never lose! Well, at least tell me the details of your plot for world domination!"
-->'''Blofeld:''' "Ho ho ho, I'm not going to fall for ''that'' one again."
** A scene from "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming," when Bob's demands aren't met after taking control of an [[spoiler:expired]] nuclear warhead:
-->'''Bart:''' "Bob, no!"
-->'''Lisa:''' "Don't you see? That would be taking the easy way out!"
-->'''Bob:''' "I quite agree." (''[[CommercialBreakCliffhanger pushes the detonator]]'')
* Roland Dagget does this in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Batgirl Returns." After capturing ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, This conversation takes place.
-->'''Batgirl:''' "So what are you going to do? [[GenreSavvy Leave us hanging over one of these vats with acid burning through the rope?]]"
-->'''Dagget:''' (''{{evil laugh}}ter'') "If there's one thing I learned over the years, it's that you crime fighting types are ''very'' resourceful. [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim So I'll just have my men shoot you]] and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids throw your bodies into the vats]]. There's still enough acid residue in them to destroy the evidence."
** However, he still makes the mistake of telling them this, [[spoiler:giving Robin time to swoop in and save the day]]. Had he simply ''done'' the DangerouslyGenreSavvy thing he was intending to do instead of talking about it he might well have succeeded.
* The Phantom, from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. When Scooby and Shaggy try to pull the old ScoobyDoobyDoors trick on him in the sleeping compartments of a tour bus he simply ''sets the entire bus on fire''.
** Several other villains in the show qualify as well. More than a few have hospitalized people and it's made very clear they ''will'' harm the gang during most encounters if given the chance.
** Professor Pericles becomes this. He outright seeks the gang's elimination and in the first season finale is implied to have killed Mr. E's assistant. He eventually gets control of a lot of robotic soliders, making him much more dangerous.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Franchise/GreenLantern Kyle Rayner and Sinestro are duking it out. Sinestro is out to kill Lanterns and take their rings, while this is Kyle's first day as a Lantern. Sinestro doesn't gloat, he simply goes for killing blows. When Superman interferes, he straps him up to a yellow construct and buries him deep underground so he can finish off Kyle without interruption.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieOfSwanLake'', Rothbart transforms Odette, then immediately tries to kill her. He succeeds in disintegrating her, but the Magic Crystal saves her.
* King Sombra in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is TheSilentBob, wastes no chances to GemstoneAssault the Crystal Empire, [[spoiler:hid the Crystal Heart behind DangerouslyGenreSavvy traps years ago, and rushes Spike upon seeing him with the Heart]]. Suitably, his episode(s) treat(s) him as an AdvancingWallOfDoom, putting our heroes in a RaceAgainstTheClock.
* Soundwave of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' is this trope to frightening degrees. Most of the time, Soundwave prefers to remain in the background as [[TheSpymaster Head of Communications]] and keep tabs on everyone. But on the rare occasions he's forced to take a direct hand in the field, he completes his missions with terrifying precision and ruthless efficiency. Unlike the other Decepticons, he doesn't [[EvilGloating gloat]], he wouldn't be caught dead with the VillainBall, actively avoids [[KickTheDog dog kicking]], and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy plans for everything he can prepare for]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has The Minions of Set, who take this trope to the most terrifying levels possible. Aku [[SealedEvilInACan frees them from their prison]] to kill Jack, and they prove that they do not fuck around by [[EstablishingCharacterMoment immediately slaughtering an entire battalion of combat droids in a matter of seconds]]. When they encounter Jack, they quickly [[CombatPragmatist overwhelm him with blitz-style attacks]] and force him on the defensive for most of the episode. They don't stop to let him catch his breath, they don't banter, gloat, or monologue, they don't need to eat, drink, or rest, they can instantly heal from any injuries, even shrugging off attacks from Jack's sword, Aku's sole weakness. They don't want to fight Jack, they want to '''''kill him''''' and they will do it any way they can.