So it looks like the villain has the hero on the ropes. The villain has just unleashed his superweapon - NoOneCouldSurviveThat, surely!

But wait! The hero's just fine! In fact, that just gave him more confidence. Grinning, he says something like "Now it's my turn!" and proceeds to unleash an even more powerful attack and save the day. Might cue a "WhyWontYouDie" from the villain. May be said with bloodthirsty glee or visceral hatred.

Can also be performed by villains against a group of Redshirts or in response to a WorfBarrage, with the retaliation being a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.

Essentially, this is HeroicSecondWind minus YouCanBarelyStand.

See: PunchPunchPunchUhOh
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', when Ryuko fights Sanageyama the second time, her attacks do nothing. Sanageyama spouts out this phrase before [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating Ryuko senseless with his kendo stick]] to show Ryuko [[TookALevelInBadass how many levels he's taken in badass]].
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'': Nanoha said this during her last battle with Fate after [[TheWorfBarrage she survived Fate's]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre Photon Lancer Phalanx Shift]] then responded with [[WaveMotionGun Divine Buster]]. [[spoiler: Then she immediately followed ''that'' up with a bind and the even bigger [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]]. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Yeah, Nanoha doesn't play very fair]].]] She loves to do this in general, letting the enemy hit her with their best attack, then [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriending the fail outta them]] with a blast that'd make the WaveMotionGun envious.
* Ash Ketchum from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' used the phrase a lot. (Being based on a [[MediumAwareness turn-based game]] and all...)
* {{Defied|Trope}} in ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01'' after Gekovitch takes it upon himself to remove Taichi from the Digimon World and fails. [[BigGood Lord HolyAngemon]] himself steps as soon as "Our turn!" is spoken, putting an end to the violence in his palace.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Joey was the most prolific user of this. (It helps that they're playing a turn-based card game...)
* ''Manga/BlackCat'''s Train used this against a villain, after ''deflecting the villain's bullets with his custom-made gun'', along with one of the [[SlasherSmile freakiest insane faces]].
* Alucard from ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' does this all the time, letting enemies apparently kill him before [[HealingFactor regenerating]]. Cue beatdown.
* This is basically what happens when [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Unit 01]] goes berserk.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke Uchiha pulls this during the Chunin Exam Arc after [[NoSell effortlessly, instantaneously dodging]] [[SmugSnake Zaku's]] attack. His turning toward Zaku ''after'' knocking him some 20 feet all but says it. [[OhCrap The look on Zaku and Dosu's faces]] confirm it.
* In ''Manga/DragonBall:'' In one corner: [[{{Muggles}} The entire Royal Military]], in the other corner: [[Characters/DragonBallCell Cell]] standing atop a plateau. The Royal military unleash ''everything'' they have, creating an enormous SmokeShield. After pretty much demolishing the plateau through sheer firepower, the command is given to cease fire. After the smoke clears, Cell is unharmed, still floating where he was standing before the plateau got blown apart. As the Royal Military stands there in disbelief, some uttering 'but NoOneCouldSurviveThat', Cell gives the following line before blowing the entire military up in a single blast:
--> '''Cell:''' Judging by your silence I'd say it's'' my ''turn now.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': At the end of the first CompilationMovie, [[spoiler: the four Generals combine their battleships and unleash a MacrossMissileMassacre on the heroes... only for Simon to reveal that he blocked the attack with Gurren Lagann's DeflectorShield. He then proceeds to retaliate with a [[FinishingMove Giga Drill Break]] laced with a CombinedEnergyAttack from his teammates, shredding the battleship with ease.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/VForVendetta''. Not nearly as blatant as the movie version, nor does he say "Now it's my turn". He does, however, give a monologue after being shot.
* ComicBook/{{Deadshot}}'s [[strike: short-lived ongoing]] mini-series:
-->'''Deadshot:''' "You've got one shot. Make it count."
-->''BLAM'' ({{mook}} shoots and misses)
-->'''Deadshot:''' "That didn't count."
* ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen'':
** Actually said by Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} at the ending of [[ Uncanny X-Men #132]]. That line and the issue that follows are widely considered a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Logan.
** ComicBook/KittyPryde gets an homage to this - same panel, same line - during Creator/JossWhedon's run on ''Astonishing ComicBook/XMen'', after the Hellfire Club take down the rest of the team leaving her to go up against them on her own.
* Marv gets several of these in ''Comicbook/SinCity'' due to being MadeOfIron. Dwight also got one after being shot in the face in ''A Dame To Kill For'' and again in ''Big Fat Kill'' when he is blown into a tar pit.
* In ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'', Taskmaster says this after Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and Spider-Woman beat the crap out of him, while showing he's no worse for wear (because, instead of just having photographic memory and reflexes, he has the actual power of adapting to his opponents' powers and strength levels).

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* This trope's used romantically in [[ this]] fanfic of the live-action Disney version of ''{{Film/The Three Musketeers|1993}}''. Beware: slash and historical inaccurateness.
* At the climax of ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', Paul is hit with a massive inferno attack that disintegrates a table he's holding. And he says: [[OhCrap “Do that again! That felt lovely!”]] Though he doesn't unleash a retaliatory attack on anyone, since he's an ActualPacifist.
* Discord posits this trope (or a loose variant of it) as a ''question'' in ''FanFic/ChroniclesOfHarmonysEnd'':
-->--'''Discord''': "Fun as this is, don't you think it's my turn? Isn't that how this works, we go back and forth..."

* River in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' says just that before [[spoiler:charging on an army worth of Reavers and ''killing them all'']]. Of course, she didn't take a huge attack or something, only [[spoiler:all her TrueCompanions are incapacitated at that point.]] Her intent is a little different than most examples, however; in context, she means that it's her turn to protect her brother, when he's spent most of the series so far taking care of ''her''.
* This type of thing shows up in ''Film/JamesBond'' films all the time.
** A wordless variant occurs in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', courtesy of Oddjob. When [[PunchPunchPunchUhOh Bond's attacks don't affect him]], Oddjob shoots him a smug look before going on the attack.
** [[BigBad Brad Whitaker]] in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''
--->You've had your eight, now I'll have my eighty.
** In ''Film/DrNo'', one of the bad guys is sent to kill Bond, but Bond makes it look like he's lying in bed asleep, and the assassin shoots the bed six times before Bond reveals himself. The bad guy drops his gun, and Bond politely interrogates him as he lowers his guard momentarily to light a cigarette. The bad guy quickly picks his gun back up and attempts to shoot Bond. [[ Just watch the scene for yourself to see Bond's sheer awesomeness.]]
* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' during his fight with the demon dogs in the first movie, says this, where upon he knocks the thing around by its tongue.
* The final battle of the first ''Film/{{Blade}}'' movie inverts this. Blade has just sliced the BigBad'a arm off and then sliced his body in half. The villain regenerates within seconds and utters the quote before moving at lightning speed and unleashing a world of hurt on Blade.
* The Monkey King in ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' says this just seconds after his revival.
* In ''Film/VForVendetta'', V plays this straight [[spoiler:by absorbing a colossal amount of automatic gunfire]] in his final battle, with the aid of some heavy armor. He then kicks butt while the goons attempt to reload, [[spoiler:before struggling back to the Tube station with his mortal injuries.]]
* In the beginning of ''Film/VanHelsing'', as the title character is struggling in his fight to bring down Mr. Hyde, he shoots Hyde through the gut with a grapple, and attempts to pull the monster off Notre Dame. Hyde regains his balance, grabs the wire, and yells "My turn!" [[spoiler: Then he dies from a serious case of TooDumbToLive.]]
* Morgana le Fey in ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'' after she dodges some plasma bolts thrown by the main character.
* ''Film/IronMan'': Tony Stark does this with his first suit. After tanking everything the terrorists could throw at him, he says "My turn" and unleashes his new arsenal.
* In ''Film/ThePrincipal'', Victor Duncan seems to be beating Rick Latimer during their [[GoodOldFisticuffs final fistfight]], till Rick catches one of Victor's punches in his hand and says, "My turn."
* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': After being manhandled by Apocalypse for much of the movie, Xavier engages him in a psychic duel and says this, "You're in my house now!" [[spoiler: Then Apocalypse regains the upperhand, making it his turn. Then Xavier basically says that it is ''Jean's'' turn and she unleashes the ''Phoenix Force'' which vaporizes Apocalypse.]]

%%%* Parson Adams in Henry Fielding's ''Joseph Andrews''.
* Used to dramatic effect in ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' to establish the Time Police as the threat it is in its arc once it stops hiding behind agents: a single [[LivingShip Dolan]] {{no sell}}s the weapons fire of an entire Terran ''fleet'' while its pilot purposefully waits for the realization to sink in. Only then does he actually [[CurbStompBattle start to shoot back]].
* ''Literature/TheOdyssey'': In the final confrontation between Odysseus and the suitors, a group of the suitors, led by Agelaus, throw volleys of spears at Odysseus and his three allies. The suitors' entire first salvo misses cleanly; Odysseus, spurred by this, basically says, "Our turn, boys!" and the four of them throw spears back, killing one suitor each. This makes this trope OlderThanFeudalism.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Subverted in ''Series/DarkAngel'' episode "Fuhgeddaboudit". After Max beats up Alec/X5-494 for a while, Alec/X5-494 says "My turn now, bitch." Max then distracts him, kicks him in the groin and takes him out. [[ Read the full conversation.]]
* Variation occurs in ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Terrorform" when Lister, Kryten, and the Cat unload their bazookoids (Blasters designed for ''mining asteroids'') at Rimmer's personified Self-Loathing. When the dust clears, it merely asks "Is it my turn now?" in a bored tone.
* Used by Clark Kent in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Combat", before unleashing a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome hellacious beating on the superpowered killer, Titan]].
* Used by Theokoles in the Starz television series ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' when Spartacus and Crixus are dueling a tag-team against Theokoles, the Shadow of Death (who is totally undefeated). They enter the ring with Crixus announcing "Capua! Shall we begin?" and the two work as a well-oiled machine, fighting as one, to bring the giant down. They turn to the crowd, who chant their names, and then silently fall back into their seats. A medium-wide shot shows the giant [[OhCrap getting back-up,]] and as they turn to watch him, announcing "Capua! Shall ''I'' Begin?".

[[folder:Role-Playing Games]]
* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', when confronting [[spoiler:the Darkitect]], Pterisa dodged his bolts of Maelstrom energy and then followed up by [[ShockAndAwe firing one of her own lightning bolts]] back at him. She even said, "My turn," just before she did so. [[spoiler:The Darkitect then got a villainous variation of this trope and, in his fury, successfully struck back at Pterisa.]]

%%%* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'': "Was it flame? I'll show you how!"
* ''Super VideoGame/PunchOut'':
** During the Nick Bruiser fight you get to hit him as much as you like for the first few seconds without retaliation. For each hit you land, his strength goes up. Once he starts moving, if you were foolish enough to fall for it, his fists play out this trope.
** In the Wii version, during the Title Defense fight with Mr. Sandman, he poses with one arm down and groans "Dreamlannnnnnnnd" before his Big Apple Combo. If you try to punch him, he dodges, yells ''"My turn!"'' and delivers a ''very'' strong hook.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** This is Riku's specialty in the first game when you challenge him during the prologue. If you land too many combo hits on him without thinking, he'll rebound with a spring attack and take off a nice bit of your HP in the process. He even says "my turn!" before countering.
** Makes a reappearance in 358/2 Days [[spoiler: In the final boss fight against Riku.]] In this case it can happen any time, at random, and the only warning you get is a slightly different sound effect and a flash, before any further hit trips the counter. God help you if you habitually mash the buttons from trying to pull off long combos...
* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** After the ''Normandy'' is [[CurbStompBattle lost]] during the prologue of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', a fully-upgraded ''Normandy SR-2'' can avenge her fallen predecessor during the finale mission, by using the [[WaveMotionGun Thanix Cannon]] to take out the Collector vessel that destroyed her in just '''two''' shots, all while [[LightningBruiser easily dodging]] their frantic attempts to return fire.
--> '''Joker''': How do you like ''that'', you sons of bitches!
--> '''Shepard''': *''Smirks''* Get in close and [[FinishingMove finish them off]]...
** Then there's [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Thessia]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. After the brief battle with Kai Leng in the temple, in which you take down his shields, the cutscene shows Shepard unleashing a barrage of bullets at him that would have at least severely wounded any other enemy, but which he easily deflects with his biotics. His counterattack? Call his gunship: "Target the supports." [[OhCrap The look on Shepard's face]] says it all.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Used in ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' when Axem Red blasts Mecha Sonic with a giant laser, doing no damage.
* During ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'''s [[Anime/DragonballZ Goku]] VS Franchise/{{Superman}} match, Goku tries the Solar Flare attack. Because it is solar energy, it powers Supes up instead of hurting him. Superman then {{Neck Lift}}s Goku and says, "My Turn." before shooting him in the face with his heat vision.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* This occurs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' when SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, Franchise/{{Batman}} and Robin make an appearance. After the Joker is foiled and lying prone on the ground, he calls out for Batman to help, and shocks the hand offered him. Virgil kindly repays the favor with extreme prejudice, after saying, "That looks fun! Let me try..."
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "Dexter Dodgeball", Dexter is forced to participate in school gym class and therefore becomes the target of bullies in a match of dodgeball. After several days suffering abuse, he finally invents something to assist him in defeating them. Cut to a [=CMoA=], when Dexter utters the phrase after not flinching when balls get thrown at him.
* The Bloom/Icy battle at the end of the first season of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' is basically a contest to see who can do this better.
* The ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' episode ''Agendas'' features a fight between two Superman clones, [[spoiler: HalfHumanHybrid]] Superboy and [[spoiler: full Kryptonian]] Match. Unlike Superboy, Match has all of Superman's powers, including flight, heat vision and a greater degree of SuperStrength. Superboy is tossed around like a ragdoll until [[spoiler: he's forced to resort to a device given to him by Luthor, which temporarily suppresses his human side]]. Cue Superboy pulling off a PunchCatch and growling "My turn!"
* Inverted: An Al Brodax ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoon has Popeye telling of his prehistoric ancestor, who in one scene is engaged in a fight with a prehistoric Brutus.
-->'''Popeye:''' (''after getting hit numerous times with Brutus' club'') When does I gets a turn?
-->'''Brutus:''' Not yet. I ain't tired yet!