A form of SelfFulfillingProphecy where someone says something seemingly out of the blue, causing just enough pause to allow the statement to be true (if it isn't true already; if it's not true, it's gonna be true very soon). There are three types to this trope:

# When a character announces something he is about to do, much to the surprise of everyone else. Very often, it's a very indirect, off-hand remark, an unnatural segue in the conversation. Bonus points if the confusing line is also mumbled. Example:[[note]]Edited for space.[[/note]]
-->(''The Master puts on a facial gas mask'')\\
'''Albert Dumfries:''' Excuse me, Prime Minister, but do you mind my asking, what is that?\\
'''The Master:''' It's a gas mask.\\
'''Albert Dumfries:''' Yes, but why are you wearing it?\\
'''The Master:''' Well, because of the gas.\\
'''Albert Dumfries:''' What gas?\\
'''The Master:''' (''leans back in his chair'') This gas.\\
(''the speakers on the two table phones pop up and immediately spray toxic gas around the room'')\\
'''Albert Dumfries:''' (''sputtering'') [[YoureInsane YOU'RE INSANE]]!! (''drops dead on the table'')
--->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums "The Sound of Drums"]]

:: Of course, this might also happen when the person says something, realizes afterwards it isn't true, and then makes steps to fix it:
--> "For since her old father who, when he seemed about to recover, suddenly felt the cold hand of death upon him."
--->-- ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''

# A character pulls a weapon or insult on another character. The attacked shrugs it off, quips something like "How will you do that with a broken sword?" and promptly snaps the sword in half.
-->'''Gandalf:''' Saruman, your staff is broken!
-->''Saruman's staff is firmly in his hands... then suddenly, '''Kerboom!''' it goes.''
--->-- ''TheLordOfTheRings''

:: Specific subtrope[=:=] Character is pulled over by a CorruptHick sheriff:
-->'''Guy:''' What seems to be the problem, officer?
-->'''Sheriff:''' Busted tail light.
-->'''Guy:''' Which one?
-->''Perfectly functional tail light is [[UnsoundEffect BATON'D]]''
-->'''Sheriff:''' That one.

# The trope is not used in a confrontation, but as a backhanded joke where perhaps the joker was confused, or hiding something a bit.
-->'''[[AliceAndBob Alice]]:''' How did you get in?
-->'''[[AliceAndBob Bob]]:''' I used your back door.
-->'''Alice:''' I don't have a back door!
-->'''Bob:''' [[BulletholeDoor ...you do now.]]

See also PreemptiveApology, PreMortemOneLiner, JokeAndReceive, ThisIsThePartWhere, the fact that your monitor is smashed in...
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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!''
-->'''Jacuzzi:''' Please, lower your guns! I don't want anyone to die!\\
'''Thug:''' You mean ''you'' don't want to be killed, right?\\
'''Jacuzzi:''' No, you're wrong, I don't want you to be killed! So Donny, please wait a little longer! I'm sure they'll lower their guns. Please!\\
'''Thug:''' Who the hell are you talkin' tooaaaAAAAAAHHHHGH! ''[Immediately has his hand broken by aforementioned and insanely huge [[TheBigGuy Donny]].]''
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' (paraphrased)
-->'''Recruit:''' I heard there's a vampire in this unit, that true?\\
''(laughter from other recruits)''\\
'''Seras:''' ''(steps close to the recruit)'' Oh dear, it seems there's something wrong with your gun.\\
'''Recruit:''' What?\\
'''Seras:''' ''(Bends barrel)'' Oh, it seems your barrel is bent, you might want to get that looked at.
* [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Joseph Joestar]] likes telling people what their next words will be. It pretty much always plays out like this:
-->'''Joseph''': Whammu, your next line is: "Don't dishonor our battle, Jojo!"\\
'''Whammu''': Don't dishonor our battle Joj-- hm!?
* This style of attack is how Brook from ''Manga/OnePiece'' got the nickname "The Whistling Swordsman." He tends to make quips along the line of "Sorry for defeating you," and this whistles as he sheaths his sword. It is not until the sword is sheathed that the opponent realizes they have already been defeated.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'':
-->'''Captain America''': C'mere, let me get a closer look at that big gash on your cheek...\\
'''Bruce Banner''': But I haven't got a gash on my cheek.\\
[Cap kicks Bruce in the head]\\
'''Captain America''': You do now, son.
* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' -- Dr. Manhattan puts an end to a police riot:
-->'''Dr. Manhattan:''' Pay attention. You will all return to your homes.\\
'''Rioter:''' Oh yeah? And what if we don't, ya big blue fruit?\\
'''Dr. Manhattan:''' You misunderstand me. It was not a request.\\
''(He teleports the rioters en masse, each to his home.)''
* From ''ComicBook/XForce'' #20:
-->'''[[PsychoForHire Kimura]]''': X-23 has killed three facility heads. She has to die.\\
'''Third facility head''': Three? That's not right, she only killed--\\
[''Is shot in the head by Kimura'']
* The PointyHairedBoss in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' is fond of setting these up during performance reviews.
-->'''Dilbert:''' What do you mean by "Doesn't handle criticism well"?
-->'''PointyHairedBoss:''' This is a perfect example. I say one little thing and you go all nuts on me. [To himself: And the trap is set.]
* Non-verbal example: A fortune teller in an ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'' story annoyed him by always knowing what he was going to say next. Suddenly she jumps back, looking startled.
--> '''Iznogoud:''' Why did you jump?
--> '''Fortune teller:''' Because you're going to scream!
--> '''Iznogoud:''' ENOUGH!

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'': Just so you know, if the [[BewareTheNiceOnes Tooth Fairy]] gives you a quarter, then [[TeethFlying you owe her a tooth]].
* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', after Pacha informs Kuzco where on his village's hill has the most sun, Kuzco thanks him, saying he needed some insight for his pool.
-->'''Pacha''': Your pool?\\
''(Kuzco then drops [[ModelPlanning his Kuzcotopia model on the model of the village]])''

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'':
** In addition to the example above:
-->'''Joker:''' You wanna know how I got these scars?\\
'''Batman:''' No, but I know how you got these. ''(fires shurikens)''
** and again
-->'''Two-Face:''' You're a lucky man. ''(flips the coin again)'' But he's not. \\
'''Muroni:''' Who?\\
'''Two-Face:''' ''(buckles seatbelt)'' Your driver. ''(shoots the driver)''
* Creator/ChristopherNolan must be a fan of this, as it also shows up in his first feature film, ''Film/{{Following}}'':
-->'''Cobb:''' Nice suit. Shame about the bloodstains, though.\\
'''"Bill":''' What bloodstains?\\
''[Cobb headbutts Bill, and proceeds to beat the tar out of him.]''
* ''Film/BatmanReturns'' has one from Penguin, responding to a crack from one of his image consultants which has everyone laughing (including Penguin, who laughs right along with them).
-->'''Penguin:''' Still, could be worse! My nose could be gushing blood!\\
[''Everyone laughs except Josh, who looks mystified'']\\
'''Josh:''' Your nose could be...what do you mean by that -- !\\
[''The Penguin proceeds to viciously bite Josh's nose and draw blood.'']
* ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' franchise:
** ''Film/TheMatrix'' (original):
--->'''Agent Smith:''' What use is a phone call [[WipeThatSmileOffYourFace if you are unable to speak?]]
** Combined with ApologeticAttacker in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''.
--->'''Seraph:''' You seek the Oracle.\\
'''Neo:''' Who are you?\\
'''Seraph:''' I am Seraph. I can take you to her, but first I must [[PreemptiveApology apologize]].\\
'''Neo:''' Apologize for what?\\
'''Seraph:''' For this. [''attacks Neo'']
** And, of course, the original Oracle scene. [[MemeticMutation You know the one]].
--->'''Oracle''': Oh, and don't worry about the vase.\\
'''Neo''': What vase? [''looks around, knocking over a vase in the process'']\\
'''Oracle''': ''That'' vase.\\
'''Neo''': I'm sorry, I---\\
'''Oracle''': I said, don't worry about it.\\
'''Neo''': You knew I would do that?\\
'''Oracle''': What's really gonna bake your noodle later on is: would you still have broken it if I hadn't said anything?
* In ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', Film/JamesBond enters a room with a wheelchair.
-->'''Patient:''' What the hell do you want? I don't need a goddamn wheelchair.\\
'''James Bond:''' No? \\
(punches him)\\
'''James Bond:''' You do now.
* ''Film/AViewToAKill''. Zorin informs a corrupt official on his payroll how he intends to fake Bond and Sutton's deaths. They murdered him and started a fire to destroy the evidence, only to die after being trapped in the elevator.
-->'''Official:''' But that means...I would have to be...
-->'''Zorin:''' Dead! ''(shoots him in heart)''
* ''Film/FightClub'':
-->'''Narrator:''' What is this?\\
'''Tyler:''' This...\\
''(pours lye on the Narrator's hand)''\\
'''Tyler:''' ...is a chemical burn.
* ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' has Ash's famous "Hey, what's that on your face?" line, just as he begins burying his EnemyWithout alive.
* The ''Film/WalkingTall2004'' remake with [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]]:
-->'''Vaughn:''' Get your taillights fixed, sir.\\
'''Hamilton:''' What's wrong with my taillights?\\
'''Vaughn:''' They're broken.
* In ''Film/DeathToSmoochy'', after Sheldon interrupts Nora in her office:
-->'''Sheldon''': Oh, you didn't have to get off the phone.\\
'''Nora''': If I didn't you'd still be here.\\
'''Sheldon''': I am still here.\\
'''Nora''': I'm hoping to correct that.
* William "D-Fens" Foster in ''Film/FallingDown'':
-->'''InnocentBystander''': If you haven't noticed, others are waiting to use the phone.\\
'''Foster''': Others want the phone?\\
'''IB''': Right, asshole!\\
'''Foster''': Jeez, that's too bad, because you know what?\\
''[shoots the phone down]''\\
'''Foster''': I think it's out of order.
* ''Film/StarTrek'' [[spoiler:"I've got your gun."]]
* ''Film/{{Dogma}}''
-->'''Metatron''': What are you gonna do? Hit me with that...fish?\\
''(cut back to Bethany, whose baseball bat has miraculously transformed into a big fish)''
* Creator/FrankCapra's ''Film/PocketfulOfMiracles'':
-->- [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I'm off to Havana]], sir.\\
- With two broken legs?\\
- My legs, sir? Oh, they're quite... Oh! Very cleverly put, sir.
* A confrontation between the title character of ''Film/MajorPayne'' and a BadassBiker: the former claims to be about to deliver a kick to the latter's head, but then goes for the GroinAttack. Writhing in pain on the ground, the biker protests:
-->'''Biker:''' You said you were gonna kick me in the head!
-->'''Maj. Payne:''' You callin' me a liar? ''(Kicks biker in head)''
* ''Film/TheDeadPool'' has this during the Chinatown restaurant robbery scene:
-->'''Harry Callahan:''' You forgot your fortune cookie.
-->'''Lead Robber:''' ''[turns]'' WHAT?
-->''[Harry gives a smug grin, and pulls out a fortune]''
-->'''Harry Callahan:''' It says, "You're shit out of luck." ''[shoots the lead robber]''
** Callahan gets two mafia mooks to back off by asking a woman to call for an ambulance, describing the mooks and listing their potential injuries.
** The same tactic is used in the 1972 movie ''The New Centurions'' to make a ScaryBlackMan come along quietly -- he regards it as ActuallyPrettyFunny when he realises the cops never called for the ambulance.
* ''Film/IronMan''
-->'''Iron Monger''': You had a great idea, Tony, but my suit is advanced in every way!
-->'''Iron Man''': How'd you solve that icing problem?
-->'''Iron Monger''': Icing problem?
-->''Surely enough, Iron Monger's suit ices over and begins to fail''
-->'''Iron Man''': Might want to look into it.
* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'':
-->'''Lau:''' You give me the diamond, for this antidote.\\
'''Indiana:''' Antidote? To what?\\
'''Lau:''' To the poison you just drank.
* ''Film/VictorVictoria'' uses this trope for slapstick, practically citing it by name.
-->'''Club owner:''' Be careful.
-->'''[[ButtMonkey Private eye]]:''' I am ''always'' careful.
-->'''Club owner:''' That chair is broken.
-->'''Private eye:''' It is? ''(chair collapses)''
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'':
-->'''The Operative''': You are fooling yourself, Captain. Nothing here is what it seems. You are not the plucky hero, the Alliance is not an evil empire, and this is not the grand arena.
-->'''Inara''': And that's not incense.
-->''[A flash bomb goes off, allowing Mal and Inara to escape]''
* At the end of the Tollywood movie ''Pokiri'', Mahesh Babu's character has just taken out the BigBad, but there's one more loose end to take care of...
-->'''Pandu''' (on the phone): Sir, it's me. [[DistressedDamsel Your daughter]] is safe. [[BigBad Ali Bhai]] is dead. Bad luck...our SI[[note]]Sub-Inspector[[/note]] too is dead.
-->[''[[DirtyCop Sub-Inspector Pashupathy]] gets an OhCrap face as Pandu hangs up.'']
-->'''Pashupathy''': What are you saying, sir?
-->[''Pashupathy tries to kill Pandu, but is gunned down without mercy.'']
* When Jason tries to stop Buddy Love from taking over Sherman Klump in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'':
-->'''Buddy''': I have a date at the Alumni Ball, and you have a date with linoleum!
-->'''Jason''': What? [Buddy knocks him out]
* ''Film/SonOfTheMask'', during the climactic fight between Tim and Loki:
-->'''Tim:''' You can't fight me if you're locked in a trunk.\\
'''Loki:''' Huh?\\
''(Tim punches Loki into a trunk and throws him into the sea, though being a RealityWarper god Loki quickly recovers)''
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' contains the following exchange:
-->'''Inmate:''' What, you'll kill me with your soup cup?\\
'''Riddick:''' Tea, actually.\\
'''Inmate:''' What?\\
'''Riddick:''' I'll kill you with my tea cup.
--> ''[kills him with the tea cup]''
* ''Film/{{Riddick}}''. Riddick is chained up and about to be decapitated by mercenaries. He predicts they're about to take off his chains, whereupon he'll kill the mercenary leader with his own machete and fuck TheSquadette. Sure enough...
* In ''Film/CharliesAngels'', Dylan is tied up in a chair by the BigBad's {{Mook}}s who are about to pounce on her. She provides a detailed explanation of how she's going to beat each of them before moonwalking out of the room. She proceeds to do exactly that (except for the moonwalk, if you can call it that).
* ''Film/TheMiracleOfMorgansCreek'': On the porch with her father, Emmy mentions that she heard a police siren. The father notes that there are no sirens in town. Seconds later, her prediction comes true as a convoy delivers Trudy and Norval to their doorstops.

* From ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul'', Kate Schechter has just caught Dirk Gently following her car.
-->'''Kate:''' I'm not letting go of your tie until you tell me why you were following me.\\
'''Dirk:''' You haven't got hold of --\\
'''Kate:''' I have now, mister!\\
'''Dirk:''' Unhand me!
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** In ''Discworld/MovingPictures'' Silverfish offers Victor Tugelbend a job in moving pictures after he saves him from muggers, but when Victor arrives at the studio, he tries to get out of it.
--->'''Victor''': I did save your life twice.\\
'''Silverfish''': Twice?\\
'''Victor''' Yes, sir. Then. ''(deep breath)'' And now.
** Used as a NoodleIncident in another Discworld novel. According to Sam Vimes, Nobby's way of informing the family of murder victims is something along the lines of "I'll bet you a dollar you're the widow Johnson."
** And in ''{{Discworld/Pyramids}}'', Pteppic is trying to buy a camel but has no money.
--->'''Teppic''': I could give you this knife.
--->'''Camel Dealer''': What use do I have for a knife?
--->'''Teppic''': I could give it to you point first.
** And used as a BrickJoke in ''Discworld/SmallGods''. A footnote refers to a religious leader who was regarded as a prophet because he correctly predicted that his group would be victorious in battle- while they were clearly winning said battle. Later, Brutha issues the same kind of technical prophecy when he sees a tortoise plummeting toward Vorbis' head and informs him that he's about to die.
* In Mikhail Bukgakov's ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita,'' Satan has this interesting line: "Annushka has not already bought the sunflower oil, but spilled it as well. So the meeting won't take place."
* Obi Wan Kenobi from the novelization of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'':
-->'''Kenobi:''': (riding on Boga, the giant battle-lizard) You may want to get another ship, General! There appears to be some damage to your main sublight drives!\\
'''Grevious:''' Damage? What damage?\\
'''Kenobi:''' Show him, Boga.\\
* From ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
-->'''Jaime Lannister:''' ''(to Ryman Frey)'' Only a fool makes threats he's not prepared to carry out. If I were to threaten to hit you unless you shut your mouth, and you presumed to speak, what do you think I'd do?\\
'''Ryamn:''' Ser, you do not unders- ''(cut off by Jaime backhanding him in the face)''
* Used by Literature/FatherBrown in Creator/GKChesterton's story "The Blue Cross." The priest was trying to [[spoiler:get police detectives to follow him ''before'' any crime has been committed]].
-->'''Waiter:''' The parson at the door he says all serene, 'Sorry to confuse your accounts, but it'll pay for the window.' 'What window?' I says. 'The one I'm going to break,' he says, and smashed that blessed pane with his umbrella.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* From ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
-->'''Xander''': BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord.\\
'''Amy''': I didn't say blackmail.\\
'''Xander''': Yeah, but I'm about to blackmail you, so I thought I'd bring it up.
** Also:
-->'''Buffy:''' You ever heard the expression, "[[MuggingTheMonster biting off more than you can chew]]"? ...Okay, um, how about the expression "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Vampire Slayer]]"? \\
'''Vampire:''' What the hell are you talking about? \\
'''Buffy:''' Wow. Never heard that one? Okay... How about, "Oh God, my leg, my leg?" (Breaks his leg) \\
'''Vampire:''' Oh God, my leg!
* In ''Series/{{Monk}}'':
** In "Mr. Monk and the Earthquake," Captain Stottlemeyer asks Darryl Wright why he is talking so much with a broken jaw, and then, as expected, punches Darryl in the face when he responds that his jaw isn't broken.
** This one from "Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees", when Dewey Jordan and Rob Sherman are staging a burglary of the latter's house.
-->'''Dewey Jordan:''' ''[seeing Sherman pulling a revolver]'' What's that?
-->'''Rob Sherman:''' This, uh, this is your gun, Dewey.
-->'''Dewey Jordan:''' My gun? ''[Sherman promptly conjures a nickel-plated pistol in his right hand]''
-->'''Rob Sherman:''' This one's mine. This is the one that I'm gonna kill the intruder with.
-->'''Dewey Jordan:''' Intruder? ''[Sherman shoots and kills Dewey with the pistol. His wife comes downstairs, and he shoots her with the revolver, that he then plants in Dewey Jordan's right hand to make it look like he killed the burglar in self-defense]''
** From "Mr. Monk Buys a House":
-->''[Jake and Ramone, holding Monk and Natalie hostage, have found their money]''
-->'''"Honest" Ramone:''' Jake! Jake! Whaddaya wanna do with your share of the money?
-->'''"Honest" Jake Phillips:''' Same thing I'm gonna do with your share: spend it! ''[shoots and kills Ramone]''

* ''Series/DoctorWho'', episode "Rise of the Cybermen"
-->'''Dr. Kendrick''': I'm sorry, sir, but it's my duty. I shall have to inform them.\\
'''John Lumic''': [[HeKnowsTooMuch And how will you do that from beyond the grave]]?\\
'''Dr. Kendrick''': [[TooDumbToLive I don't quite understand...]]\\
'''John Lumic''': ''(to Cyberman)'' Kill him. ''[The creature electrocutes and kills Dr. Kendrick]''
** A sort of example from "The Pandorica Opens":
-->'''River Song''': This is a Callisto Pulse. It can disarm micro-explosives from up to twenty feet.\\
'''Dorium Maldovar''': What kind of micro-explosives?\\
'''River Song''': The kind I just put in your wine.
** The UsefulNotes/ComicRelief two-parter [[Recap/DoctorWho2011RedNoseDaySpecialSpaceAndTime "Space" and "Time"]] has a version. The cast get stuck in a time loop and are instructed by a future Amy on what to do.
-->'''Doctor''': When does this Amy step into the box? We need to maintain the timeline.
-->'''Amy''': Ah. As soon as she's slapped Rory.
-->'''[[ButtMonkey Rory]]''': OK... No. Why do I get slapped?
-->'''Doctor''': Because we have to stick to the established chain of events. One mistake and the whole timeline could collapse. We'd end up with two Amy Ponds forever, and then what would you do?
-->''Rory gives Amy a [[TwinThreesomeFantasy suggestive]] look. She slaps him.''
** In "Death in Heaven", Missy tells Osgood she will kill her in a minute. And she does too, even counting down the time ForTheEvulz.
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''
-->'''Blackadder''': He'd better watch out. One more insult and the contract between us will be as broken as this milk-jug.\\
'''Baldrick''': But that milk-jug isn't broken.\\
'''Blackadder''': You really do walk into these things, don't you? ''[Smashes the jug over Baldrick's head]''
** And, from ''Blackadder Goes Forth:''
-->'''Capt. Darling''' ''[explaining why he didn't bother rescuing Blackadder]'': ...we weighed up the pros and cons, and decided it wasn't a reasonable use of our time and resources.\\
'''Lord Flasheart''' ''[argumentatively]'': Well, ''this'' isn't a reasonable use of ''my'' time and resources, but I'm going to do it anyway!\\
'''Darling''': What?\\
'''Flasheart''': This! ''[head-butts Darling into unconsciousness]''
** In ''Blackadder The Third''':
-->'''Blackadder''' Does your father know?
-->'''Amy''': He had to go
-->'''Blackadder''': You mean he's dead?
-->'''Amy''': Yes, as dead as that squirrel.
-->'''Blackadder''': Which squirrel?
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' comes home to find a CIA agent holding Mrs Hudson hostage. He rescues her, ties up the agent, then helpfully explains to the police over the phone that the man fell out the window, and describes a lot of horribly graphic injuries that have not yet been inflicted. Moment of confusion. Then... ''crash.''
-->'''Lestrade''': And exactly how many times did he fall out of the window?
-->'''Sherlock''': It's all a bit of a blur, Detective Inspector... I lost count.
* ''Series/{{Coupling}}'':
-->'''Sally''': "I didn't marry ''her''!" How do you think that makes me look?\\
'''Patrick''': I had to say something, you slapped me!\\
'''Sally''': Twice!\\
'''Patrick''': Once.\\
'''Sally''': (slaps him) Don't argue!
* From early in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' third volume, when Hiro meets [[SuperSpeed Daphne]] after she compromises his time-stop:
-->'''Daphne:''' This whole time-stopping thing, how does it work, exactly? I mean, if you chase me to UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}}, will time stay frozen in UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}}?\\
'''Hiro:''' I don't know.\\
'''Daphne:''' Well, something to think about when you get back on your feet.\\
'''Hiro:''' But... I ''am'' on my feet.
* From ''Series/TrueBlood'':
-->'''Luke [=McDonald=]''': How's that lip?\\
'''Jason Stackhouse''': It's okay. How's your nose?\\
'''Luke [=McDonald=]''': Huh? ''[Jason punches him in the nose.]''
* From ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
-->'''Jones:''' Unless you're answering my questions, don't speak. I want you to tell me everything or I'll cut off her other hand.\\
'''Juliet:''' What?!\\
'''Sawyer:''' Other?\\
'''Jones:''' The first one isn't negotiable. It's just to illustrate how serious I am.
** Jones proceeds to yell "Do it!" at his henchman with a machete as Sawyer desperately promises to tell him everything.
* The original run of ''Series/KnightRider'' subverts a Type 2a: corrupt cop pulls over Michael and tries to bring him to his corrupt judge boss on charges of having a broken tail light. [[HilarityEnsues KITT's tail lights are just as armored as the rest of him.]]
* New Zealand drama ''Series/OutrageousFortune''
-->'''Monica''': How about I don't book you for the broken tail light? Call it a warning.\\
'''Cheryl''': I don't have a broken tail light.\\
'''Monica smashes the tail light out with the breathalyzer.'''
* From the ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' episode "Momstrocity":
-->'''Carter''': It's only a matter of time before Allison sees you for what you really are, which is a smug, selfish, Einstein wannabe with no moral compass and only one functioning kidney.\\
'''Grant''': Both my kidneys function fine, thank you.\\
'''Carter''': Well. The day's not over, is it.
* This happens in an episode of ''Series/That70sShow'' when Kelso, Hyde and Jackie fight over who Donna gets to take to a Music/LedZeppelin concert. Kelso brings a batch of cookies to persuade Donna into taking him:
-->'''Kelso''': Don't touch. Those are for Donna.
-->'''Hyde''': Kelso, Donna doesn't want a bunch of dirty cookies.
-->'''Kelso''': They're not dirty.
-->''Hyde kicks them off the table''
-->'''Hyde''': They are now.
* Happens in an episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}''. When Rachel doesn't want to run with Phoebe because of the...erm, interesting manner in which Phoebe runs, she tells Phoebe that Monica tripped her and hurt her ankle.
-->'''Monica''': Rachel, I'm sorry about your ankles.
-->'''Rachel''': Ankle.
-->'''Monica''': We'll see.
* In the ''Series/ICarly'' episode [=iFind Lewbert's Lost Love=], when Spencer discovers that [[spoiler: Chuck]] is the one who stole all of the TV remotes from the apartments, we get this exchange:
-->'''Spencer:''' I'm calling the police\\
'''[[spoiler: Chuck]]:''' Then you'd better tell them you need a new [[BlandNameProduct PearPhone]]\\
'''Spencer:''' Why, this is the new G5, what's wrong with it? ''([[spoiler: Chuck]] smashes it against the wall.)''
* In the ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' episode "What Is It About Men", this exchange occurs as Dr. Hunt approaches the ER, where a very large, angry patient is beating up a guy in crutches.
-->'''Dr. Hunt'''(to nurse): Book OR[[note]]operating room[[/note]] 2 for a possible concussion and a broken jaw.
-->'''Nurse''': We have a patient with a broken jaw?
-->'''Dr. Hunt''': We're about to. ''[Knocks the large patient out with a punch to the jaw]''
* From the ''{{Series/Fringe}}'' S4/E9 episode "Enemy of my Enemy", An agent of [[spoiler: David Robert Jones]] is a doctor in an Emergency Room. She calls up Fringe Division, asks them to listen closely, and walks out the ER (leaving a canister behind her):
-->'''Orderly'''(to the exiting Dr. Samuels): Doctor Samuels, do you want me to give that little girl with the bike injury a Tetanus?
-->'''Dr. Samuels''': Not necessary. I don't think she's gonna make it. ''(Orderly gives her a confused look as the canister begins to release a gas that kills everyone in the ER)''
* In an episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', after Ted's girlfriend embarrasses her on air, Robin announces "In other news, later today a Manhattan architect gets punched in the throat". One GilliganCut later...
* In an episode of ''{{Series/Castle}}'', Esposito requests a bag of ice from a bartender. The bartender barely has time to ask why when Esposito pulls a GroinAttack on the killer's bodyguard.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.
** In the pilot episode, John Reese is being taken off to be killed by DirtyCop Fusco. Reese not only tells Fusco he's going to escape, but that Fusco will be working for him from now on. Fusco bursts out laughing...until [[OhCrap Reese produces a grenade]].
** In "Lady Killer", Root spells out to a psychiatrist exactly how she's going to escape from the mental hospital. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And then does so]].
** When about to make her own escape in "Reassortment", Sameen Shaw tells a prison nurse, "It's not like I'm gonna spill a glass of water on the nightstand, stomp on your foot, throw an elbow to your chin, and stick you with that sedative." She takes down the nurse, then realises the glass of water is undisturbed so knocks it to the floor as well.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Oz}}'' Clayton Hughes walks up to undercover cop Johnny Basil while he's lifting weights and says, "Your son, do you think he's gonna be okay growing up without a father?" When a nonplussed Basil replies "What?" Hughes stabs him to death.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In "Condemned," a crooked NYPD Emergency Service Unit team working for Wilson Fisk storms an abandoned building where Matt Murdock is holed up with Vladimir Ranskahov and a rookie police officer who stumbled upon him. One group of four ESU officers sweeping the second floor comes upon the rookie cop, tied to a column and gagged with duct tape.
-->'''[[CopKiller ESU Officer]]:''' ''[into radio]'' Officer Sullivan is dead.
-->'''Officer Sullivan:''' ''[muffled]'' [[OhCrap HMM?!]]
-->'''[[KillerCop ESU Officer]]:''' I say again, Officer Sullivan is dead.
-->'''Officer Sullivan:''' No, I'm fine! NO! ''[The ESU officer produces a small knife and stabs the officer in the neck]''
* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Danny Rand has been brought before the board to deliver a [[InsistentTerminology statement]] regarding his actions, when he was caught on camera apologizing to the mother of a plaintiff in a lawsuit against one of Rand's Staten Island chemical plants. Danny announces that he's shutting down the plant until a proper investigation can be done, but keeping the workers on payroll. Which earns disapproval from the other board members, who are intent on dragging their feet and keeping the plant open:
-->'''Maria Rodriguez:''' Danny, you may have a voice on this board. But it's only a voice.
-->'''Lawrence Wilkins:''' Don't expect anyone here to be listening to a kid who got his MBA from a Himalayan monastery.
-->'''Joy Meachum:''' Lawrence, you don't have to attack him. Danny's plan is...
-->'''Lawrence Wilkins:''' The idiotic dream of a child.
-->'''Danny Rand:''' [[Series/Daredevil2015 Karen Page]] at the ''Bulletin'' seemed to like it.
-->'''Donald Hooper:''' You already went to the press?
-->'''Danny Rand:''' She seems to think it's gonna make the front page tomorrow. ''[Everyone grabs their phones and opens the ''Bulletin'' app to find an article headlined "BREAKING NEWS: Rand Shutters Staten Island Chemical Plant, Keeps Workers on Payroll," By Karen Page]''

* In Music/RayStevens's song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FJNZyhRfA4 Sitting Up With the Dead]]", a man who died with a crooked back "sits up" during a nocturnal wake. The song amusingly describes the ensuing mass panic. In one passage:
-->The preacher nearly knocked me down, he said\\
"I'm headed out that kitchen door over there."\\
I said "Rev, that kitchen ain't got no door in it!"\\
He said "Don't worry son, it will have in a minute!"

* From ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', during the tooth-pulling section of the contest between Todd and Pirelli:
-->'''Pirelli:''' You, boy! Get on that chair!\\
'''Toby:''' Me, sir?! I haven't got a twinge! Not the slightest pain!\\
'''Pirelli:''' ''(smack)'' You do now.
* ''Holy Musical Batman!'' Batman is beating up two hoods, calling out each damage as he inflicts it.
-->'''Batman:''' Shattered tibia!
-->'''Hoodlum:''' What's a tibia? [crack!] My fucking tibia!

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': Early on in the game, Batman is [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique interrogating]] a thug on Scarecrow's whereabouts; the thug informs him that Scarecrow is working out of a penthouse in Chinatown.
-->'''Batman''': If you're lying, I'll break the other one.\\
'''Thug''': The other wha- [''Screams as Batman breaks his wrist'']
* In ''VideoGame/{{Hearthstone}}'', Medivh's Valet says "Excuse me, you are on fire" when summoned. If his battlecry activates, he will then toss a flame at a designated target.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Someone within the impenetrable depths of the RoundRobin website ''Website/{{Addventure}}'', there is a part where your character is dealing with a {{Jerkass}} Ronald [=McDonald=] in a restaurant. At one point, you find a coupon in your Happy Meal which makes you eligible to become king of the world. When you show it off, Ronald promptly declares that tickets snapped in two are not accepted. When you protest that it isn't snapped, Ronald immediately tears it. "Well, now it IS!"
* WebVideo/WheezyWaiter episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33wlr3ZFbq4 "The Poe Toaster"]].
-->'''Clone:''' I miss the Poe Toaster.
-->'''Craig:''' I miss it when you explode.
-->'''Clone:''' But I've never exploded. Oh, I see what you're getting at- (Explodes.)
* From ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
-->'''Namekian:''' Come on! Bring it! There's three of us and one of you!
-->'''Dodoria:''' Man, you must suck at math even worse than me.
-->'''Namekian:''' What do you mean?
-->'''Dodoria:''' There's only two of you.
-->'''Namekian:''' That's not right...''(gets punched through)'' Aargh!
-->'''Dodoria:''' ''(after killing the Namekian warriors)'' Whoops, looks like I miscounted. I must be having an off day.
** Gets better with the disclaimers in the outtakes.
-->'''Announcer''': Warning! The following contains language unsuitable for minors! So if you are under the age of 18 and have not heard the word fuck before...well...you have now.
** Vegeta walks right into one too.
-->'''Android 18:''' So who's got two broken arms and is a total bitch?
-->'''Vegeta:''' You... stupid bint. You only broke one a-[Crack]-AAAAAAAAAAHHHH.
-->'''Android 18:''' This guy.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' managed to invert this one:
-->'''Bubs:''' Saying 'sbu' makes me lose my super power.\\
'''Strong Bad:''' What's your super power?\\
'''Bubs:''' Being able to fly.\\
'''Strong Bad''': ''(excitedly)'' You can fly?\\
'''Bubs:''' Not anymore.
* ''WebAnimation/ASDFMovie''
** From 3
-->'''Man:''' ''(points to another man's face and gasps)'' There's something on your face! ''(punches him)'' It was pain!
** From 7
-->'''Brian:''' Hey, Stacey, do you wanna go to the Prom with me?\\
'''Stacey:''' Uhh... I'm sorry, but I'm a ghost.\\
'''Brian:''' But, you're not de- ''(Gunshot offscreen, blood splatters over Brian)''\\
'''Stacey's ghost:''' ''(floats upwards)'' Bye, Brian...
* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 13, Felix has this exchange after he is picked up by a military prisoner transport ship.
-->'''Mayers:''' Truth be told, no one gives a ratís ass about the people on this ship. Anybody out there really wanted 'em, they could have 'em.\\
'''Felix:''' Alright. I'll take 'em.\\
'''Stassney:''' What, uh... what'cha mean?\\
'''Felix:''' I mean I'm going to kill you, and take your prisoners.

* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
-->[[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=990920 Nerd-boy, I'm sorry for pulling the plug on you while you were dying in the hospital.]]
* When Xykon breaks Roy's sword in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'':
-->"[[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=3&issue=4 It's got a higher alcohol content than most American beers. And maybe that will help sterilize the cuts on your face.]]"\\
"Uh, what cuts, my man?"\\
"I have no idea".
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'':
** During the negotiations for repairs to the ''Touch And Go'':
--->'''Daysun-Tingo Robot''': Agreed, but [the amount due] must be adjusted back up a bit to account for the two Daysun-Tingo robots you've destroyed.\\
'''Captain Tagon''': You can take my terms as they are, or you can adjust the payment up to account for the destruction of ''three'' Daysun-Tingo robots.\\
'''Daysun-Tingo Robot''': But you've only... ''oh''. Your terms are fine as-is.
** Also, Doctor Bunnigus [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-02-10 predicting her Captain is about to fall down]].
--->'''Doctor Bunnigus''': Also, you're about to fall down.\\
'''Captain Tagon''': Again, how do you know that [[NonSequiturThud fo shizzlemph]].\\
'''Doctor Bunnigus''': A strong hunch and a [[InstantSedation fast sedative]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': "Don't bleed on the suits." "[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003160 Huh?"]]
** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003167 Hold still, Slick.]] [[EyeScream Something in your eye.]]
* ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=111 has]] a [[ClothingDamage variation]] when [[CatGirl Kat]] wanted to go shopping:
-->'''Art''': My wardrobe is fine. I don't need any new--

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''; the gang try to open a treasure chest by dropping it on an anvil at Piglet's house:
-->'''Piglet:''' Where'd it go?\\
'''Tigger:''' In the basement.\\
'''Piglet:''' But I don't have a basement.\\
'''Tigger:''' You do now.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': During "The Words", Darwin becomes far too assertive and gets utterly tired of Teri's hypochondria and fear of germs flaring up:
-->'''Darwin:''' Oh my gosh! Your hand, it's covered in germs!\\
'''Teri:''' What!? WHERE!?\\
''(Darwin slowly licks Teri's hand)''\\
'''Darwin:''' ''There.''\\
'''Teri:''' ....nnnyyyaaaaaaaAAAAAAAA'''AAAAAAAAAH'''!
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': "[[http://www.hulu.com/watch/1027/american-dad-run-nathan-run#s-p6-n1-sr-i1 Rough Trade]]"
-->'''Stan:''' Mad? Why would I be mad? Just because I'm being held without bail for domestic abuse, animal cruelty, child pornography, and attempted murder?\\
'''Roger:''' Attempted murder?\\
'''Stan:''' I'LL KILL YOU!
** In "100 A.D.":
-->'''Stan:''' Jeff, you're not good enough for our daughter. You have no job, no home and no future! Plus you're always wiping your face.\\
'''Jeff:''' No, I'm not...\\
'''Stan:''' ''sprays Jeff with a hose''
** "Familyland":
-->'''Roger:''' They all ditched you. Not me, though! I just rudely walked away while you were talking.\\
'''Francine:''' What? When did you -- oh, I get it.
** "Introducing the Naughty Stewardesses": Steve and Roger have switched faces so that Roger can make a girl Steve likes be interested in him. Roger decides that he would rather just keep dating her, but Steve demands they switch faces.
-->'''Roger:''' Yeah, yeah, you make a good point. Okay, we'll switch faces just as soon as I fix this lamp.
-->'''Steve:''' What's wrong with it?
-->'''Roger:''' It's broken. ''(smashes the lamp over Steve's head)''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''.
-->'''D.W.''': Speaking of birthdays...\\
'''Arthur''': Who's speaking of birthdays?\\
'''D.W.''': No one, but now that you mention it my birthday is coming up.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In the episode "Road to Rhode Island":
-->'''Brian''': I just need some time to think. Alright?\\
'''Stewie''': Oh, yes. You have got lots to think about, haven't you? Public drunkenness, grand theft auto...\\
'''Brian''': You left out the part where I made you smash your head against the windshield.\\
'''Stewie''': Huh, I don't recall--\\
(Brian slams on the brakes, which propels Stewie forward into the windshield)\\
'''Stewie''': Well, I suppose I walked right into that one.
** In "Cool Hand Peter", a Southern sheriff breaks the guys' headlight. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Later, Joe returns it to him.]]
-->'''Joe:''' And I see you've got a flesh wound. ''(shoots him in the leg)''
** {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in the episode, "Brian's a Bad Father":
-->'''Security Guard''' (at the studio where Brian's son Dylan works): Sorry, Brian, Dylan says he doesn't want to see you anymore. We're not allowed to let you in.\\
'''Brian:''' Well, you know what? I'm sorry, too.\\
'''Security Guard:''' For what?\\
'''Brian:''' For this!\\
(Brian takes a swing at the security guard, but the guard catches Brian's arm and then hits Brian with his baton)\\
'''Stewie:''' [[LampshadeHanging Yeah, you know, you probably would've had a better shot if you hadn't yelled "For this!" You know, that-that kind of telegraphed what you were gonna do]].
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
-->'''Stan:''' Kid, if you're trying to see my tattoo, you're going to have to try harder than that.\\
'''Dipper:''' A-ha! I thought you said you didn't have a tattoo!\\
'''Stan:''' I don't, but you do. ''(pulls out a marker)''\\
'''Dipper:''' What do you mean I-- ''(yells as Stan reaches for him)''\\
''(cut to later; shows that Stan wrote "GOOBER" on Dipper's forehead)''
* The original WesternAnimation/ScrewySquirrel vs. the asylum guard dog:
-->'''Squirrel:''' Here, take this aspirin.\\
''(dog complies)''\\
'''Dog:''' Wait, I don't have a headache!\\
'''Squirrel:''' Oh yes you have! ''([[HyperspaceMallet pulls out a mallet]])''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Chief Wiggum tears down Bart's t-shirt stand since he doesn't have a license to do so. Then he busts one of the lights on Bart's sneakers.
** From "White Christmas Blues" when Martin Prince notices that Comic Book Guy's robot standee is wearing mittens.
-->'''Martin:''' Why would a robot need to wear mittens?\\
'''Comic Book Guy:''' Why would a nerd need aspirin?\\
'''Martin:''' I don't know. ''(gets hit on the head with a rolled-up comic book)''
** From the episode, "She Used To Be My Girl" when Lisa and Bart are sneaking out of the house on the tree outside their bedrooms:
-->'''Lisa:''' Thanks for helping me make up my mind.\\
'''Bart:''' Thanks for cushioning my fall.\\
'''Lisa:''' I didn't cushion your--\\
(Bart lands on her)
* Happened to the girls on ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' when the villain of the week opted for the "leave them stranded in [[SharkPool shark-infested water]]" DeathTrap.
-->'''Henchman:''' if I were you, I'd be concerned about that hole in your boat.\\
'''Sam:''' There's no hole in this boat.\\
'''Henchman:''' You're right. ''(punctures the bottom with a two-pronged pitchfork)'' There's ''two'' holes.

* Sometimes used as part of [[PoliceBrutality police intimidation]]:
-->'''Cop:''' I'm citing you for a busted tail-light.\\
'''Victim:''' What busted tail-light?\\
'''Cop:''' ''(SMASH)'' That one.
* Seen in more than one JackBauerInterrogationTechnique scene:
-->'''Interrogator''': Tell me or I'll break the other [arm/leg/etc].\\
'''Suspect''': But my [arm/leg/etc] isn't--!\\
'''Interrogator''' [breaks their arm/leg/etc]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* In the law of contract, the doctrine of anticipatory repudiation works kind of like this: Suppose a baker and a flour wholesaler have an ongoing contract for the sale of flour:
--> '''Baker''': I can't buy your flour anymore.
--> '''Wholesaler''': Wait, what?
--> '''Baker''': I'm going out of business. I'm not buying your flour. Bye!

:: : What makes this similar to the trope is that whether or not the repudiating party (here, the baker) has breached the contract depends entirely on what the non-repudiating party (here, the wholesaler) chooses--they have the option of treating the repudiation as a breach and suing for damages, or treating it as a threat and simply demanding performance (so the wholesaler can choose to either sue the baker for the contract price of the flour the wholesaler never got to sell, or it can simply tell the baker, "Cool story, bro, but I'm still gonna send you flour next week and you'd better pay for it").


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