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->''{Circle/B) [[ExactWords Extend arm]]''
-->-- How '''Asura''' responds to the BigBad's WeCanRuleTogether, ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''

So, you've got [[CombatPragmatist a guy]] who thinks [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty fair fights are for suckers]], and he's up against [[SmallNameBigEgo some idiot]] who [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness won't shut up]] because he's trying to sound all cool and intimidating. Or perhaps he was smart enough to [[WeNeedADistraction trick the foe]] into [[EvilGloating talking too much]]. The only thing for our [[GenreSavvy savvy]] fighter to do in this case is-- '''*WHAM*'''

Naturally the opposite to TalkingIsAFreeAction; many shows where the characters [[CallingYourAttacks call their attacks]] have at least one instance where this trope [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality overrides the normal approach]]. Great way to deliver a ShutUpHannibal or [[NoNonsenseNemesis show someone]] is DangerouslyGenreSavvy. OffhandBackhand is a variant of this for extra cool points. Note that this ''can'' be used in an unsympathetic light, usually by a stupid and uninformed person who has been backed into an ideological corner by someone who challenged their idiotic, benighted ramblings and defeated all of their counterarguments; if they really don't want to accept that they have nothing left to stand on, expect the stupid-and-angry character to resort to a good ol' sucker punch.

Compare KilledMidSentence, the much more extreme version[[note]]well, most of the time, anyway[[/note]]. Sister trope of VerbThis. Not to be confused with TalkToTheHand.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Staz gets interrupted in the middle of [[CallingYourAttacks Shouting Kamehameha]] in the manga ''Manga/BloodLad''.
* In ''TheLawOfUeki'' it's, obviously, Talk to the tree.
* From the ''RealBoutHighSchool'' manga:
-->'''Takasugi:''' H-How dare you...\\
'''[[TheDragon Dragon]]:''' Wait, Takasugi. She's good. I'll g--\\
''(Ryoko smashes his face in with her wooden sword, knocking a few of his teeth out in the process)''\\
'''Ryoko:''' Gotcha!\\
'''Dragon:''' Awful... I haven't... said...
** Worth noting that Ryoko isn't a real [[CombatPragmatist dirty fighter]] as she doesn't exactly think it's dirty to hit someone who's acting like an idiot for no reason (she'd already trounced one of Takasugi's other thugs, so as far as she was concerned, the fight had started already).
* Revy from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is fond of gunning down blowhards in the middle of their speeches, like [[ThoseWackyNazis that giant Nazi]] with the specially designed Luger that only he could shoot from the Nazi arc in the first season.
** She also shot Rotton The Wizard mid-introduction (who was luckily wearing Kevlar), and during the Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise, ''drop-kicks'' the {{Yakuza}} gunman who tries to duel her.
* Happens in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' part 3 where [[TheHero Jotaro Kujo]] smacked [[BigBad Dio Brando]] mid- [[CallingYourAttacks calling his]] [[LimitBreak Stand]].
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', this is recalled as a common tactic of Gogeta (the Fusion Dance version of Goku/Vegeta).
** Pulled off much earlier by Goku when he first faces off with the Ginyu Force: Recoome is doing his "You have no chance" song and dance (the dance is literal), and just before he can finish and attack, Goku one-shots him with an elbow to the gut. He tells him, "I saw an opening that seemed to scream out, 'attack!'. So... I did."
** A little bit later, Recoome's teammate Jeice is talking trash at Goku and ends with "Make your move!" Goku socks him in the nose, and while he's still reeling and screaming in pain, Goku says "You ''said'' 'Make your move'. I thought that meant you were ready."
*** Parodied all to hell in the abridged series where Goku cuts Jeice off five times mid sentence and then a sixth in the following episode
** Chibi Trunks chides Buu for doing this to him while he and Goten are powering up, telling him that a sucker punch is a move that "only INEXPERIENCED fighters do."
* Happens at least once in ''Manga/SailorMoon''. Eudial takes advantage of the [[CallingYourAttacks long windup]] for Sailor Moon's attack to counter it with a physical weapon requiring much less lead time.
* An unspoken version occurs in the first episode of ''GaoGaiGar'', due to the limitations of [[TheUnintelligible the victim]]. The first Zonder is showing off its regeneration abilities, silently boasting with a flash of its eyes -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrp7dQjgVK8 and then has to do it again]].
** In the WhamEpisode, the [[spoiler:new]] villains have the appalling tactlessness to attack [=GaoGaiGar=] in the middle of [[CallingYourAttacks calling its defence]], underlining the seriousness of the situation. [[spoiler:'''PROTECT SHA--'''*zap* AUUUGH!]]
** This scene played out again in the final episode of ''[=GaoGaiGar=] FINAL'', during the battle between Gai and Palparepa. BigBad picks himself up, pulls his face back together, and '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWTnKZ9U5Og WHAM!!]]'''''
* Done quite a few times in ''OnePiece'' most notably in the "Arlong Arc"'. After forcing Fishman Karate expert Kuroobi to the surface, Sanji angrily declares that he will beat the living daylights out of him. Kuroobi laughs the remark off and begins to list why he is a superior fighter but is immediately kicked in the neck by Sanji. [[HumiliationConga And then pummeled everywhere else. And then kicked through a building.]] (Not into. ''Through''.)
** Another funny moment is when Crocodile is talking to Luffy, and Luffy suddenly punches him. Crocodile is made of sand, so Luffy punches away part of his face, but his expression remains fixed.
** Of course, this only makes Croc ''angrier'', resulting in [[spoiler:Luffy's first defeat via hook to the stomach]].
** This has become a RunningGag with Caesar Clown. Any time Caesar attempts to tell his enemies [[ToThePain what horrors he's about to do]], one of them will deliver a painful blow to him mid-paragraph. Luffy won't even let him speak a sentence.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' Roy fries Envy's eyes every time the latter attempts to pause and deliver a HannibalLecture.
** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]] plays with this, though it is never actually carried out. Ed arrives in Central and is informed that his yearly assessment is coming up. After some HilarityEnsues involving stray [[CuteKitten cats]] and dogs, Ed decides he'll take a fight assessment with Mustang. When asked by Al what his strategy is, he responds abruptly: "I told you - a fist in his face!"
** It gets reversed on him.
-->'''Hughes:''' Alchemists, get seeeeeet... [takes two steps back, turns around, and runs out of the way]'' READYANDFIGHT!!\\
'''Ed:''' Whaaat?!\\
'''Roy:''' Too slow. *KABOOOM!!*
* In ''FinalFantasyUnlimited'', Pist manages to repeatedly take advantage of the heroes' excessively long attack montages.
* Occurs during the Tasuki/Tamahome battle in ''FushigiYuugi''.
-->'''Tasuki:''' I'll fight you with my bare hands, like a man!\\
'''Tamahome:''' ''(immediately hits him in the face with a nunchuck; punches; kicks; nunchucks again)''
** Tasuki himself pulls off a Talk to the Fist moment later in the series, by hurling a sword at Nakago when he's mid-[[EvilGloating evil gloat]]. [[spoiler:He hits Soi instead, but it still has the effect of temporarily getting Nakago to shut up.]]
** Hotohori also has his in his character novel ''Suzaku Hi Den'', which is shown in ''Eikouden''. The antagonist of said character novel gloats, sneers and laughs evilly... and then Hotohori stabs him from behind.
* Sōsuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' does this... how many times? He's [[CombatPragmatist as fond]] of doing this as executing [[GroinAttack Groin Attacks]]. They normally come in the form of CrowningMomentOfFunny, including the instance where he keeps sucker-shooting the three karate guys in ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', and the instance where he blows Tsubaki (and Mizuki) away while Tsubaki makes his dramatic speech.
* ''Attempted'' by both the title character and Raikage in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', who both try to attack [[spoiler:[[BigBad Tobi]]]] while he's trying to talk to Naruto himself/the people in the Kage summit, but the guy just [[IntangibleMan phases through it]] the second time, after which he [[LampshadeHanging calls the Raikage rude for interrupting him]].
** In the battle between Sakura and Sasori, Sakura, after being saved from Sasori's poison gas, angrily declares that she will defeat him and force him to tell her where to find Orochimaru (and thus, Sasuke). Sasori nonchalantly shoots some kunai at her, which Chiyo blocks with her puppets, saying that men should listen to women while they are talking.
** When Orochimaru appears during Itachi & Sasuke's battle in his [[EldritchAbomination Yamata no Orochi]] form and attempted to deliver a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech smug]] lecture to both Itachi & Sasuke,Itachi promptly hits him mid sentence with the [[OneHitKill Totsuka sword]] and seals him in an eternal illusion.
* An amusing double instance of this in ''ZetaGundam'' in the end. During his losing battle against Haman, Char questions her motives as he's more or less defeated. She remarks her answer will be killing him and she moves to do so. However, Char cuts ''her'' off when he opens fire with his vulcans on some open wiring in the ship hangar they're in. The resulting explosion blasts Haman's Qubeley away and Char can live to fight another day.
* ''RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma does this fairly frequently, to the point he occasionally greets Tatewaki with a kick to the face to prevent him from talking.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima!'', mages usually need partners to protect them while chanting spells, as demonstrated [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v03/c017/12.html here]].
** Of course, that goes entirely out the window when Negi decides he doesn't like relying on other people after that one fight.
* A slight variant in ''Manga/BeetTheVandelBuster'': At one point, Poala sneaks up behind a Vandel by the name of Ventura and points a gun at his head. Ventura attempts to intimidate her with the usual fare, daring her to shoot, stating she'll pay dearly if she does, etc. She ignores him and fires several rounds halfway through his tough talk (not KilledMidSentence though; he survives because Vandels have hard skin, but it still stuns him and knocks him off the tree branch he was standing on).
* Episode 23 of ''StarDriver''. Head A.K.A. [[spoiler: Tokio Tsunashi]] approaches Takuto, pretending to be a stranger, asking for directions. Takuto doesn't even let him finish, and [[http://i.imgur.com/a9l89.gif punches him right in the face]]. [[spoiler: Just like he said he would when he found his father.]]
* Happens in Turn 13 of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' R2, Cornelia and Bartley run into V.V. [[spoiler:Cornelia already knows about Geass, so she knifes V.V in the head as a precaution, cutting him off mid-sentence. Unfortunately, this is the part where Cornelia learns about immortals.]] And he just ''keeps talking''.
* In the ''MaiHime'' manga, Natsuki shoots [[spoiler:her mother]]'s Princess earring while she is in the middle of taunting her over her inferiority.
* From ''Manga/FairyTail'':
--> [[spoiler: '''Ultear:''']] "I'm the head of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Seven Kin of Purgatory]]. [[BadassBoast Someone like you is no match for the likes of-]]"
--> '''Gray:''' [[http://www.mangareader.net/fairy-tail/239/20 Sucker Punch'd!]]
** Natsu does this twice [[http://www.mangareader.net/135-7147-11/fairy-tail/chapter-32.html here]] and here:
--> '''Jellal:''' "Pathetic, ''({{evil laugh}})'', how utterly foolish. Now, that's called dying in vain, Simon! The situation hasn't changed one bit! No one can leave this Tower ali—"
--> '''Natsu:''' ''[[http://www.mangareader.net/135-7212-19/fairy-tail/chapter-97.html (punches him)]]'' [[ShutUpHannibal SHUT UP!!!!]]
* In ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', Cure Marine smashes her fist in Kumojacky's face as he's telling her to show him her strength.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Omaeda smashes his flail into [=BG9=]'s face while the latter is talking. Unfortunately, the difference between their powers is so great that [=BG9=] is completely unaffected and keeps talking.
* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', the BigBad of the Tama Quest arc gloats about the gang being powerless to save Tama and how they can't attack him without harming her as well (Taking her appearance to try to rub it in further), then decides to punctuate his speech with some evil laughter. Everyone is at a loss as to what to do...[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEO9CbuWowM save for Gintoki, that is.]] He doesn't bother paying attention to speeches from cliche RPG villains.
** Said villain tries pulling the same stunt again immediately after, this time choosing to take the appearance of the Leukocyte King's father and receives the same result, but with Shinpachi and Kagura getting in on it, too, because they don't have any qualms about hitting somebody who doesn't look like a friend.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* ''JudgeDredd'' demonstrates this trope to Judge Fear, a Judge from an AlternateUniverse who was calling his "Gaze into the face of Fear!" attack, as shown [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_kouopijcQr1qzgwhvo1_500_6763.jpg here]][[note]]Can also overlap with CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Badass PreMortemOneLiner is optional, but recommended.[[/note]].
* Subverted in one issue of ''TwistedToyfareTheater'', where Captain America keeps attacking the Red Skull while he's trying to surrender.
* Franky, from ''ComicBook/TheGoon'' does this all the time. "Knife to the eyes!"
* Rorsarch and Nite Owl try to do this to [[spoiler: Ozymandias]] in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. It doesn't go very well.
* At the {{climax}} of the "Outlaw" {{arc}} in ''StrontiumDog, a freed Nelson Kreelman starts ranting about how norms are superior to {{mutants}}. Before he can start his second speech bubble, all the {{bounty hunter}}s shoot him to death.
* The famous "one punch" scene in ''[[JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League (International)]]'' #5.
-->'''[[GreenLantern Guy]] [[JerkAss Gardner]]:''' All bark and no bite? Oh, I bite! I--\\
''(Franchise/{{Batman}} knocks him out with one punch)''
* MarkTrail enjoys doing this. Often.
* ''SecretSix'': Deadshot ''loves'' this trope. It's pretty much a guarantee with him that if you take too long to say something, he'll lose interest and blow a hole in you.
* In an Ultimate comic, an obnoxious little prick (flanked by two huge thugs, of course) comes up to the Punisher in the Ryker's cafeteria and starts giving him shit about how he's being released ''[[TemptingFate that day]]'' and his cousin, a new up-and-coming crime boss, is going to give him a good position, while the Punisher is stuck here with the absolute minimum of comforts (they took away all of his silverware because he kept killing people with it). The little prick makes it clear that obviously, he and his kind have won, while the Punisher has only ruined his own life. Frank doesn't say a word. Instead, he flips his table over, uses it as a battering ram to pin all three of them against the wall, and ''beats the little bastard's head in '''with a tray.'''''
* ''WarOfKings'':
-->Smasher: Accessing hyper-strength upload from my exospecs.
-->Drax: Accessing fist.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Deconstructed in ''Fanfic/BattleFantasiaProject''. Making [[ShutUpHannibal Hannibal Shut Up]] through force doesn't automatically deal with the seeds of doubt planted, and if the Lecturer's main thrust was of you being a trigger-happy belligerent, why that's doing yourself no favours, [[spoiler: Nanoha]]. Also reaffirmed, however, with the ''Franchise/BlackRockShooter'' characters who ''have'' resolved their mental issues and thus are unaffected.
* ''FanFic/ChroniclesOfHarmonysEnd'': Array distracts Discord with a question while simultaneously teleporting behind him. Discord [[InstantKnots catches him with a whip]] before he even reappears, and calmly says: [[LampshadeHanging "It's rude to teleport when someone's talking to you."]]
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Mr. Incredible attempts to flatten Syndrome with a log while the other is recapping his life-story, but it doesn't quite work, and then gets [[LampshadeHanging fitted with a lampshade]]:
-->"You sly dog! You got me monologuing!"
** He does get one in the end [[spoiler:as he is making an escape, claiming he'll kidnap Bob's son Jack-Jack someday, only to get a car thrown at him, resulting in him getting sucked into a jet turbine because of his cape.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'', Colonel Cutter arrives in Insectopia and starts describing Princess Bala. A stoner bug tries to welcome him, and his flat response is a fist to the face, while he continues describing her.
* In the opening of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', the bull says it, but it's Po that does it.
--> "I see you like to chew. Maybe you should chew ON MY FIST!"
--> "Enough talk. Let's fight. SHAKABOOIE!"
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the movie ''Film/ShootEmUp'', the presidential candidate is giving a final speech to the main character to redeem himself, but the hero shoots him in the head before the candidate can even finish his speech.
* Anna in the film ''Film/VanHelsing''. She takes advantage of the LargeHam qualities of her vampire opponent to attack.
-->"I think if you're going to kill somebody, kill them, don't stand around talking about it."
* Tuco from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' pretty much says it all: "''If you gotta shoot, shoot -- don't talk!''" This quote came immediately after he put down a one-armed guy who had cornered him in his bath and ''just would not shut up''.
* This [[http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=why+not+to+show+off&hl=en&emb=0&aq=0&oq=why+not+to+show+# nonverbal version]] appears in ''Film/NeverBackDown''. During an underground UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts bout, a capoeirista won't stop showboating, so his opponent "shuts him up" with a [[GoodOldFisticuffs simple punch]].
* Another unspoken version of this occurs in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. Right as the enemy swordsman is wrapping up his pre-fight flourish, Indy pulls a gun and [[JustShootHim just shoots him]]. The original script called for an extended sword/whip duel, but Harrison Ford was [[WrittenInInfirmity suffering horribly from dysentery]], and so the scene was shortened to a joke.
* Both the verbal and non-verbal kind appear in ''Film/{{Batman}}''. The first being when Batman fights a guy with a sword who after his pre-fight flourish, kicks him in the gut.
** After that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in a joke pulls off a YouWouldntHitAGuyWithGlasses prank while cornered. Batman punches him out anyway
* The 2006 James Bond [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' opens with one of these, showing how it's going to be DarkerAndEdgier: a baddy is taunting Bond over his first kill, and starts to say that killing people gets easier after the first. Bond shoots him mid-sentence, then says nonchalantly: [[BondOneLiner "Yes, considerably."]]
* [[FakeUltimateHero Turbo]] tries this when he's sparring with [[TheHero Tiger]] [[HeirToTheDojo Wong]] in ''Film/DragonTigerGate''. It works the first time. The second time, Tiger kicks him in the face as he moves in.
* A scene in ''Film/TrueLies'' pulls a variation on this, when Harry and Alan confront Simon, a humiliated con-artist that previously attempted to [[spoiler:sleep with Harry's wife.]] They leave him on a dam in his underwear, where he's certain they will kill him.
-->'''Simon:''' You're going to kill me, aren't you?? You're just... I'm gonna get shot aren't I? I know it, I'm gonna get shot!! You're gonna shoot me! Well shoo--\\
'''Alan:''' Get lost, Dipshit. ''(starts shooting at his feet)''
* In ''Film/{{Taken}},'' [[spoiler: the bad guy has a knife to Bryan's daughter's throat. He gets halfway through the sentence "We can negoti--" and Bryan shoots him in the face.]]
* ''TheGamers'': "All hail the bandit king!"
* In ''Film/RomeoMustDie'', a thug does the crane stance and claims that he has picked up martial arts, but JetLi's character kicks him in the knee while he is talking.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', as the SSR are invading Hydra's base, one of the Hydra men starts to say Hydra's motto [[note]]Cut off one head, two more take its place![[/note]]. [[TommyLeeJones Colonel Philips]] blasts him with a shotgun and provides the best counter.
-->"Let's go find two more!"
* ''Film/TheAvengers'' has Loki furiously telling the Hulk, who's been tearing through his army, that he is a god and he will not be threatened by a green simpleton like him. [[spoiler:The Hulk responds by grabbing him and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown slamming him around the room, leaving him bloodied, beaten and making a hilariously pathetic squeaky noise.]]]]
-->"Puny god...!"
* In ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' the Gaelic-speaking assassin pulls out his gun on Bill the Butcher but then spends an unnecessary 2 seconds shouting "For the blood of the Irish!" which allows Amsterdam to jump up and grab the assassin's arm - directing his aim away from Bill's heart - and ultimately kill him with the assassin's own gun.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* This is a ''major'' recurring tactic in ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Blade of Tyshalle]]''. Caine in fact uses this trick in the climax to [[spoiler:kill the reascendant Ma'elKoth]].
* In ''[[Literature/SwordOfTruth Confessor]]'', a military commander that's had Richard as a captive from the last book, sees Richard coming, and starts on a monologue about the things he's going to do to Richard, and is cut off (excuse the pun) mid-sentence.
* In ''WarOfTheSpiderQueen'', wizard aiming wand at suspicious visitor shuts up in the middle of sentence and receives sort of postmortem diagnosis:
-->'''Pharaun Mizzrym:''' If you hadn't been so busy expounding on my foolishness, you might have heard the words to my spell.
* In Creator/DanAbnett's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''First & Only'', Gaunt surprises Zoren by punching him. This is so Zoren can, as part of a ploy, accurately report to the ship's captain that Gaunt attacked him; the captain has scanners that he uses to try to work out when people are lying to him, and can read the truth of the charge.
** In ''Ghostmaker'', Gaunt punches Ortiz after his artillery had fired on a location where he knew the Ghosts were, killing hundreds of them. The [[WeHaveReserves superior who had actually ordered the attack]] intends to take advantage of this to court-martial and shoot Gaunt; unfortunately for him, Ortiz [[DrivesLikeCrazy drives a tank into headquarters]] and files a report that [[CutHimselfShaving he had been injured by his guns' recoil]].
** In ''His Last Command'', Ludd is ordering some [[BlueBlood aristocratic officers]] of a NewMeat unit into battle. One says Ludd has insulted him and [[GloveSlap demands a duel]]. Ludd punches him and declares the duel over -- he had said it was at Ludd's convenience, and that was convenient.
* In a ''StarTrekNewFrontier'' novel, Calhoun is confronted by an Orion who's a quicker draw than he is. They size each other up in an Old West-style staredown... then the Orion decides to gloat, since he's obviously going to win... until a grenade Calhoun planted goes off and kills him.
* A less combative example, but in Creator/DianeDuane's Franchise/StarTrek novel ''Literature/SpocksWorld'', a [[GiantSpider Hamalki]] scientist bites a Vulcan professor in the middle of a debate. AintNoRule that says she can't.
-->'''Professor''': When one remembers that, on most levels of consideration, one does not exist, such matters as the question before us today assume their proper ''aaaaaaaiigh!''
-->'''K's't'lk''': Fascinating. For someone whom on most levels of consideration doesn't exist, you scream with great enthusiasm. And I ''heard'' you, too. Better have that looked into.
* In JamesSwallow's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} HorusHeresy'' novel ''The Flight of the Eisenstein'', [[spoiler:Dorn]] strikes Garro [[BearerOfBadNews for the news he brought]]. [[spoiler:Then, as Qruze [[WithDueRespect pointed out]], Dorn had clearly held the blow, which could have killed Garro, because he wanted to hear it all. He listens to the rest, and accuses him of insanity. When Garro accuses him of blindness, he decides to execute him. Only Keller's intervention saves him.]]
* ([[PunchClockVillain Punch clock]]) villainous example in ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath'': [[spoiler:[[BadassPreacher Jim Casy]] attempts to give a strikebreaker a LastSecondChance and promptly gets his skull smashed.]] Sucks for [[spoiler:Casy]], but hey, it does fit the religious metaphor!
* In ''Literature/DeathStar'', in a cantina on the Death Star, two Alderaanian contractors are trying to make sense of [[EarthShatteringKaboom what Tarkin just did to their homeworld]]. Enter a stormtrooper boasting that "the Rebel scum won't be giving us much trouble after Alderaan, hey?" Mock their grief, will you, motherkriffer! That contractor's fist can give your smug face trouble! And then the bouncer will evict you instead of him!
* In ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'', Simon Legree has [[spoiler:murdered Tom]], and George Shelby is furious. Legree reminds him that the law is on his [Legree's] side, and adds, "After all, what a fuss, for a dead n******." [[BerserkButton Shelby gets really pissed]] and decks Legree.
* Occasionally invoked in Literature/{{Discworld}}, but lampshaded more often. Vimes in particular devotes a little bit of internal monologue in Men At Arms to the notion of monologuing; always hope the guy who has you at his mercy is an evil man, because it means he's going to take some time to gloat about it and enjoy having power over you, while a good man will kill you straightaway (as Carrot does later). In other words, Vimes actually likes people who monologue, because it gives him a chance to ''use it against them''.
* ''Thunder Point'' by Jack Higgins. The protagonist, Sean Dillon, gets surprised on a boat by the bad guy, and in the middle of the speech about how he's going to be killed, pushes his enemy over the rail and drowns him. "If you're going to kill someone, bloody kill them! Don't stand around talking about it!"
* Shows up several times in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. [[GenreSavvy Harry]] likes doing this to villains. And it gets subverted in the fifth book, when a woman shoots Nicodemus mid speech, [[NighInvulnerable to no effect]]. [[ShootingSuperman She keeps on shooting him]], and Nicodemus makes an annoyed 'get on with it' gesture.
** Another notable instances occurs in ''Literature/GhostStory'' when Harry repeatedly does this to the Grey Ghost. [[spoiler:But it turns out she was DangerouslyGenreSavvy, and was trying to trick him into CastFromHitPoints himself to death, as she can take the hits better than he can dish them out.]]
* Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos is fond of remarking that "No matter how powerful or subtle the wizard, a dagger in the back will seriously cramp his style."
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', minor Goa'uld Toth begins his melodramatic doom monologue, but just when he starts to talk, Carter shoots him.
* Upheld beautifully in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', where the Alliance agent in the pilot has a gun to River's head and [[PutDownYourGunAndStepAway starts threatening to shoot her]] as Mal walks in -- only to get shot in the face by Mal without missing a beat.
** Subverted, however, in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'':
--->'''The Operative:''' Let us discuss this like civilized men. I'm not threatening you, I'm unarmed--\\
'''Mal:''' Good.\\
''(Mal shoots the Operative down, grabs Inara and then turns to get the hell out, but the Operative stops him)''\\
'''The Operative:''' I am, of course, wearing full body armor. I am not a ''moron''.
** There's also Mal punching [[{{Jerkass}} Atherton Wing]] just as he is about to say something nasty about Inara. He really likes this trope.
** There's also this bit of dialogue from the pilot, where Mal decks Simon for hitting his BerserkButton about the Alliance in general:
--->'''Mal:''' You don't want to go down this road with me, boy.
--->'''Simon:''' Oh, you're not afraid of [The Alliance]? I already know you'd sell me out to them for a pat on the head. Hell, you should probably be working for them. You certainly fit the prof... ''*WHAM!*''
--->'''Jayne:''' [[GenreSavvy Saw that comin'.]]
* In an early ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode titled "Q-Less", Q goads Commander Sisko into throwing a punch and then is surprised when Sisko obliges him.
-->'''Q:''' You hit me... Picard never hit me.
-->'''Sisko:''' I'm not Picard.
* In the beginning of Season 3 of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Claire nails Sylar in the chest with a butcher knife while the serial killer supervillain is busy monologuing. [[spoiler:It doesn't take.]]
** And when Sylar makes another douchey comment about Emma, Peter punches him in the mouth.
* Parodied in ''Series/BlackAdder Goes Forth''. The Baron von Richthofen has Blackadder and Baldrick held captive. George brings [[TheAce Lord Flashheart]] to come and save them only to come face to face with the dreaded baron. The following exchange plays out like so:
-->'''Baron von Richthofen:''' Ah, and the Lord Flashheart. This is indeed an honour. Finally, the two greatest gentleman fliers in the world meet. Two men of honour, who have jousted together in the cloud-strewn glory of the skies, face to face at last. How often I have rehearsed this moment of destiny in my dreams. The honour we two encapsulate; the unspoken nobility of our comradeship--\\
''(Flashheart shoots the baron)''\\
'''Flashheart:''' What a ''poof!''
* At the end of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "The Reign of Terror", Robespierre is shot in the jaw by one of the men come to arrest him as he tries to turn them to his side with a pretty speech.
** In the Tenth Doctor episode "The Idiot's Lantern", the Doctor is punched out mid-sentence:
--->'''The Doctor:''' Hooold on a moment, there are three important, brilliant and ''complicated'' reasons why you should listen to me. One -- ''(punch)''
** And in ''Day of The Moon'' we get this awesome exchange:
--->[[spoiler:'''Canton''': Are you armed?]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Silent''': [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: THIS WORLD IS OURS. WE HAVE RULED IT SINCE THE WHEEL AND THE FIRE. WE HAVE NO NEED OF WEAPONS. ]]
]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Canton''': ''[shoots Silent]''. [[PostMortemOneLiner Welcome to America.]]]]
** Rory gives the Doctor one in ''The Big Bang''.
---> '''SHE IS TO ME!!!'''
*** Happens twice in ''Let's Kill Hitler'', both by Rory. First Rory. Punches. Hitler. Then he hails a Nazi guard and then releases the fist.
* In the SeriesFinale of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', after [[spoiler:Wesley is mortally wounded by Vail, Illyria walks in and they have a touching scene. Vail recovers consciousness from Wesley's last-ditch attack, and sees Wesley die in the arms of Illyria, who has shifted into her human guise. Thinking she's just another human, Vail mocks Wesley's "meaningless death"...only to have Illyria morph back into her [[PhysicalGod God-King form]] and punch right through his face.]]
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', a demon in the musical episode gets it while singing. Worth a laugh.
-->"She's not even half the girl she... OW!"
* Ben, ManipulativeBastard of ''Series/{{Lost}}'', gets one from Sawyer in season four when he is trying to play on the latter's emotions by talking about how Kate decided to stay with Jack instead of going with him. Probably not the smartest idea since Ben was tied up and being held captive at the time.
-->'''Ben:''' Good thing she has Jack there to comfort h-- ''(*PUNCH*)''
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': While Dexter is washing dishes, Paul gives him a long-winded, menacing speech trying to intimidate Dexter. He warns him that he loves his children, he's their father, and he won't let Rita or anyone else get in his wa--''Wham!'' Upside the head with a frying pan. And, because this is Dexter, [[spoiler:this leads inexorably to Paul's death]].
* That fantastic moment in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' when Dr Cox (who'd been worrying about the kind of father he'll be to his unborn son) walks in on Dr Kelso tearing into Elliot. JD tells him that "if she was your daughter, you'd know exactly how to handle it."
-->'''Dr Cox''': (whispering) My God, you're right. ''[walks up to Kelso, taps him on the shoulder and then ''[[HeyYouHaymaker decks him]]''.]''
* In a rare example when the protagonists are the victims of this, on Series/{{Leverage}} this happens to resident BadAss Eliot when he meets [[WakeUpCallBoss Quinn]] and his usual [[HeyYouHaymaker tap on the shoulder]] tactic is greeted with this.
* In ''Series/VeronicaMars'', Logan does this more than once when someone presses one of his many [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]], often intentionally.
* Subverted in ''Series/SevenDays'', when Frank tried to interrupt the bad guy of the week this way. The bad guy gives him an irritated smack down and repeats himself from the top.
* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', Topher boasts that he has uploaded several martial arts into his brain, only for his opponent to punch him out before he can react.
* Early in Season 2 of ''[[Franchise/UltramanZero Ultra Zero Fight]]'', [[ButtMonkey Jathar]] the [[Series/UltramanAce Alien Hipporito]] plans to trap Ultraman Zero in Bronze ([[TakenForGranite after having done so successfully on Glenfire and Mirror Knight]]). Despite having coated Zero's fist in bronze, [[TooDumbToLive Jathar goes on with mocking him at how easy it will be to defeat him]]. How does Zero respond? By evoking this trope, with his "bronzed" hand no less.
** During on the episode of "''[[ClipShow New Ultraman Retsuden]]''" being hosted by Ultraman Zero and Glenfire, Jathar reveals he had survived his encounter with Zero in Ultra Zero Fight and tries again to turn Zero and Glenfire into Bronze. He fails yet again.
* ''BabylonFive'': In Season 5, Sheridan forces Lyta to stop using MindControl on a bunch of bystanders. Lyta taunts that he can't watch her forever, so Lochley obliges by punching her out, which has a practical implication, too: telepaths can't use their abilities when they're unconscious.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In "The Magical Place", Skye enters the building where [[spoiler: Coulson]] is being held and tortured by [[NebulousEvilOrganization Centipede]]. [[TheHeavy Raina]] starts saying that this is for [[spoiler: Coulson]]'s own good, only to be cut off by Skye knocking her out with one punch and strolling past her.
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* ''Pinball/FunHouse'': One way for the player to interrupt [[LivingToy Rudy's]] [[DeadpanSnarker heckling]] is to shoot the ball into his mouth. This will either hit his jaw ("OW!") or cause him to gag on the ball; both actions award points.
* In ''Pinball/NoGoodGofers'', hitting Bud or Buzz while they are in the midst of taunting the player stops them in mid-sentence and shows a satisfying clip of the gofer getting clonked with a pinball.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* This is very common in and out of matches, either to catch a showboating opponent off guard or to [[ShutUpHannibal end a Heel's promo]]. For bonus points, this is often done with a FinishingMove. ShawnMichaels tends to shut people up with his Sweet Chin Music.
* This is actually the FinishingMove of TheBigShow. He simply punches his opponent (with his 16 INCH FIST) and often does this to someone who is annoying him outside the ring.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Any ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' game, ever, will sooner or later have ''someone'' yell "I roll for initiative" in the middle of the villain's evil speech.
** The fourth edition sphinx gains combat bonuses if you do this, or can't answer its riddle.
* The [[{{Exalted}} Infernal Exalted]] have an ability that allows them to regain Willpower when they do this. (In a slight subversion, most Infernals are villains, though they don't have to be.)
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* In ''Theatre/TheBirds'', a bogus soothsayer comes to {{Cloudcuckooland}}, using a fake prophecy to extort some new clothes and a share of the sacrifice meat from Peisthetaerus. Peisthetaerus answers him on his own level; he claims that Apollo told him, basically, "any fake soothsayer who comes to demand goodies from you needs to TalkToTheFist". He then beats the fraud up and sends him packing.
* In ''Theatre/{{Starship}}'' by Creator/TeamStarKid Taz goads Commander Up into punching her to toughen him up. When he doesn't she punches him instead.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Used beautifully in one segment of ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''. The player can find themselves in a very annoying minigame featuring a lute contest between the player and an arrogant bard. The bard, Cain, insults the player at virtually every opportunity and the minigame is no thrill either. At the very tail end of the contest, win or lose, Cain insults the player one last time. Upon which, the character is given a new interaction choice in the dialogue menu: "Set Cain on fire and steal his lute." Even if you're playing a goody-two-shoes character, you can't resist that.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', the player hears BigBad Mankar Camoran's HannibalLecture coming from thin air from the first moment they set foot in his realm. When they finally confront him face to face, Camoran launches into [[BadassBoast yet another long-winded speech]]... if they let him. In some other cutscenes, the player's controls are locked down for the duration, but not this time -- so many choose to [[ShutUpHannibal interrupt his monologue]] with sword or spell.
** And many choose not to interrupt him, because Mankar Camaron's speeches are a genuine work of art as far as megalomaniacal ranting goes. Then again, they only went and hired ''Terence Stamp'' to do the voice, so what else could we expect?
** Turn the difficulty down to minimum and spell yourself up to 100% Chameleon and you can kill him with one shot, which makes the interruption that much more satisfying.
* While it wasn't an attack to his person, it's similar and equally satisfying: in ''[[DarkForcesSaga Jedi Outcast]]'', Kyle comes up against one of the game's two {{Big Bad}}s, Admiral Fyyar, at the end of a mission to bring down the ship's shields. Fyyar launches into full LargeHam mode, about how worlds will tremble and all... and [[spoiler: Kyle throws his lightsaber at the shield generator, frying it.]]
* When [[AnticlimaxBoss Lucien]] in ''Videogame/FableII'' goes into his long-winded speech, you have the option of shooting him in the face to permanently shut him up at any time. Take too long, and [[AntiHero Reaver]] does it instead.
* ''VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (XBox). Mook vampires love to run up to Buffy while saying something creepy/threatening/narmful. Quite possible to stake them in the middle of their speech. "You can't stop us Slayer...there's OOOFFF AAARGH." DUST. Awesome.
* A lot of this happens in-game in the ''KingdomHearts'' series when an enemy is [[CallingYourAttacks calling his/her attacks]]. For example, the only way to stop [[BonusBoss Sephiroth's]] HPToOne attack is to bash him over the head while he's trying to invoke "Descend Heartless Angel". ''Chain of Memories'' even gives you a way to quickly interrupt ''any'' attack, complete with its own tutorial (though your attacks are subject to the same mechanic, as well).
** Ansem provides a more traditional example of this in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'', as he periodically stops attacking to say something, practically begging for you to come over and shut him up, especially in the case of his taunt of "Is that all you've got?".
* In ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'', X (the resident MartialPacifist, mind) unceremoniously shoots Epsilon dead in the middle of his ''post-battle'' speech. Granted, Epsilon was swearing to oppose them as for long as he lived.
-->'''X:''' Why? Why create something as dangerous as the Supra-Force Metal missile?!\\
'''Epsilon:''' For power. Without power, our ideas will be ignored.\\
'''X:''' What?! There must be another way...\\
'''Epsilon:''' The Federation has already declared us Maverick. What other choice do we have? As long as I am in operation, I shall--\\
'''Zero:''' Now, X! ''Shoot''!\\
'''X:''' ''(fires)''
* Entertaining in-game example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OOCBSvG5yo&NR=1 This video]] of the ''VideoGame/{{X-Men}}'' arcade game.
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', [[SmugSnake Ramon Salazar]] goes off onto another smarmy monologue on how he's going to kill Leon with another clever trap. Leon, who by this point is thoroughly fed up with Salazar's bullshit, shuts him up with [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a knife to the hand.]]
* ''RiverCityRansom Ex'' is one of those games where you can sock the enemy in the head mid-speech and your allies won't stand for it.
* Happens to the [[ShoutOut Prism Rangers]] in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. After their incredibly corny introduction speech, they prepare a transformation attack. Etna interrupts them mid-sentence with two gunshots, taking out both Yellow and Blue with little trouble and leaving red without the ability to transform.
-->'''Prism Red:''' Curse you! Shooting before we even have a chance to transform... How inconsiderate! Are you demons?!\\
'''Etna:''' Uh-huh.\\
'''Prism Red:''' ... Oh my gosh! I completely forgot about that!
** Unfortunately, this turns out to be a dumb thing to do, as Red summons his hired help and [[ThatOneLevel it all turns into crap.]]
* This is the titular character's way of things in ''Videogame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. No, not the Mario Bros., but [[VillainProtagonist Bowser]]. Giving absolutely ''zero craps'' for anyone else's agenda, he tends to address most speeches, rants, and villainous proclamations with a solid MegatonPunch. Most notably is the following exchange:
-->'''[[BigBad Fawful]]''': *In the middle of absorbing energy from an EldritchAbomination with a TransformationSequence* With this! The world... The world...! IS FOR FAWFUL!
-->'''Bowser''': Try again in a hundred years, you little weirdo! The world is ''mine!'' *immediately punches Fawful so hard that he ''flies clear out of the room.''*
* You can do this in so many ways to the mooks in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' that it can be great way to spend time when you're bored. [[spoiler: When heading to the final confrontation with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, you walk through a gauntlet of thugs taunting you, but not attacking. You can casually walk up to one and just jack him in the face, erupting the room into an epic brawl.]]
* ''BushidoBlade'' begins almost every fight with your opponent talking for a short bit before the fight starts proper. It's entirely possible to cut them down before they finish, however this is considered a dishonorable act and will disqualify you from achieving the best possible ending if you ever do it.
* In the final fight in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', when Gary is knocked down to certain levels of HP, he grabs you and starts unloading more of his HannibalLecture on you. Mash buttons fast enough, and you can knock him away; otherwise, he'll finish his lecture and hit you.
* In ''CrisisCore: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', most attacks and spells have a starting time. Against smaller foes, it's possible to interrupt this, but beware that they don't do it '''to you, Zack!'''
* From ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', in what can be viewed as both a CrowningMomentOfAwesome '''and''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]], the player has the option to end a news interview with an irritating reporter by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5ccaXFrOcM outright decking her]]. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2,'' you run into the same character again. If your [[OldSaveBonus original choice wasn't to punch her,]] but you ''do'' punch her this time, Shepard will remark, "[[ContinuityNod I should've done that the first time we met.]]" You get one last round against her in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', only she [[IKnowKungFu dodges your swing at the last second]], either leaving you to be knocked on your butt, or, if you're quick enough, follow up with a headbutt.
** Earlier in ''[=ME1=]'', you can opt to shut up a TalkativeLoon with a swift right hook. Kaidan remarks: "[[DeadpanSnarker That might have been a little extreme, Commander.]]"
** In other instances, this trope involves a bullet. Popular targets are Finch, the slimeball from the "Old Friends" mission, and [[spoiler:Wrex, who has second thoughts about working with Shepard on Virmire.]]
** Some of the interrupts from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' are an even better example.
** In one case, a Krogan Warlord engages in a long speech about how the Krogan are going to [[spoiler: take over the galaxy]]; you're given the ability to cut him short by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvwSMjF0EjE shooting the explosive tank below him, burning him alive.]]
** In another, when an irritating krogan warlord named Uvenk is trash-talking Grunt and Shepard in front of Clan Urdnot's Shaman, Shepard can ''headbutt Uvenk in the face'', which staggers him. Uvenk looks pretty surprised and angered at this, while the Shaman laughs his head off at Shepard's audacity (and then compliments Shepard for having such an understanding of krogan mindsets).
** Another one is during Miranda's loyalty mission; as a mercenary commander proceeds to describe how his men are prepared to gun them all down on the spot. You're given the option of having Shepard [[CrowningMomentofAwesome grab the commander and turn him around in a chokehold and break his neck, then proceed to shoot an explosive tank hanging from a crane, dropping and exploding behind two other mercenaries.]] One flies towards the camera and bounces off the crate another mercenary was using for cover. [[OhCrap His expression]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tubo_XgtGlE says it all.]]
** The best example is during the mission to find Thane, where you come across a particularly uncooperative mercenary. The Renegade interrupt has you [[BadAss shove him out the window that he's in front of.]] [[DestinationDefenestration In a skyscraper.]]
--->'''Merc:''' I have nothing more to say to you; if you shoot me, my team will--\\
'''Shepard:''' ''(pushes Merc out the window, DeathCryEcho)''\\
'''Shepard:''' [[BondOneLiner How about "goodbye?"]]
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', there's a renegade interrupt where you gut-punch a quarian admiral and kick him off of your ship as he's trying to justify his actions, because he fired on the geth Dreadnought you and Tali, a fellow admiral, were still on at the time.
* In one of Iron Tager's Story Mode paths for ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger'', he punches Bang Shishigami while the latter is [[CallingYourAttacks calling an attack]].
* During the SkyPirate arc of the second ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' game, the BigBad of the arc are a couple annoying parrots named Scratch and Sniff who are the brains behind the "captain" of the pirates, the massive, but extremely stupid, Skabb. Sniff ''really'' likes throwing around trash talk and BullyingTheDragon. This gets so annoying that it even annoys ''Sparx''. [[spoiler:After Skabb falls to his DisneyVillainDeath, Sniff continues to insult Spyro. Sparx has enough and in a personal CrowningMomentOfAwesome, shuts Sniff up by knocking him out cold with a punch to the face.]]
* At the end of ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers'', [[spoiler:[[BigBad Darkrai]] attempts to pull a WeCanRuleTogether on the player and their partner. He even ''seems'' to convince the partner to do so. But then the player reconizes AGlitchInTheMatrix in that their partner would ''never'' react this way. They realize they're in a nightmare and attack Darkrai, shattering the illusion.]]
* Totally doable in VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution, thanks to its [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential unnervingly satisfying]] "you-can-sucker-punch-anyone-you-like" function. This is, in fact, a perfectly viable means of completing certain sidequests, like the one where you're trying to get the blackmail footage from Brian Tindell. You can do his quest, talk him into handing the footage over, or punch him in the face and take the footage off his body.
** There is a total of one side-quest that can't be completed if you choose to just punch out the guy you're trying to get information from. On the other hand, if you don't have the social enchancer augmentation, you can just bribe him, '''then''' punch him out and get your money back.
* In ''AsurasWrath'', this is combined with the act of skipping a cutscene where at certain points when bosses start talking, pressing a button would have Asura try to shut them up forcefully. The [[BraggingRightsReward Trophy/Achievement]] names follow the template of "[[ShutUpHannibal Shut Up, Name!]]" OneOfUs on the localization team, mayhaps?
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] against Augus where Asura tries this but Augus doesn't budge an inch.
** [[SubvertedTrope Also subverted]] against Kalrow, who turns out to be just a hologram.
** Reaches its logical conclusion in the final episode of the DLC. Asura is offered [[spoiler: godhood by Chakravartin, who is for all intents and purposes {{God}}]]. His response? "I refuse." [[spoiler: '''(Punches GOD in the face)''']]
-->[[spoiler:[[ExactWords Press O to extend arm]]]]
* At the end of {{X-COM}}, the alien brain you need to kill in order to stop the invasion attempts to plead its case. A soldier interrupts it by blowing it apart with a plasma gun.
* In ''GrotesqueTactics 2'', the protagonist and a villain start arguing over who will win if they start to fight. They keep going. It turns into an OverlyLongGag before one of the hero's allies announces "Oh for the..." and the game goes to combat turns with her acting first. She can then teleport past the protagonist to attack the villain in the back.
* In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', after Squall defeats Ultimecia during the Shade Impulse storyline, she tries to deliver a monologue about her FreudianExcuse. Squall responds by finishing her off mid-speech with a slash of his gunblade. He is the only hero in the game to do so; every other villain either manages to gloat or gets a more touching send-off.
** This moment is also a nod to the final battle of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Ultimecia begins the same speech in the last stages of the BossBattle, but is unable to finish it before Squall and the other heroes defeat her.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', [[spoiler: After the fight with The Warrior, Handsome Jack [[VillainousBreakdown goes into a long rant about how you screwed up his plan to take over and "tame" Pandora]], which you can interrupt at any time by shooting him.]]
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: Reconstruction'' Agent Washington interrupts South Dakota with a pistol round.
-->'''Washington:''' [To Delta] What are you suggesting? \\
'''Delta:''' That we don't allow her to hamper our progress. \\
'''South Dakota:''' Oh come on, Wash. What're ya gonna do, sho-- ''(headshot'd)'' \\
'''Washington:''' [To South] Yes. [To Delta] Good suggestion. \\
'''Church:''' Dude, you guys are some cold motherfuckers.
* In Egoraptor's "[[WebAnimation/AwesomeSeries Awesome Chaotix]]", a bored Sonic starts off the video, "Man, Mobius sure is boring around he--*cue fist to the face from Knuckles*". Knuckles does it to Espio as well.
* In the "Black" trailer for ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', this is Adam's response to being ordered to identify himself by an AK-130 android.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Inverted in ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', when Dark Pegasus pulled out an Immolating Blast in the middle of a sentence -- his own.
-->'''Dark Pegasus:''' And for the rest of you, I give this advice: If you're going to destroy someone, do it while you're talking. They always expect you to finish the sentence first.
* Darth Maul gets one in ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' when he tries to talk to Qui-Gon, who responds:
-->'''Qui-Gon:''' Talk to the laser sword!
** Subverted: [[spoiler:They really should have listened; he was on their side, and didn't want to fight.]]
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod:'' This happens while Quant and Androssi are talking to each other, revealing where they have their [[InstantWinCondition badges]]. Androssi goes for Quant's badge the moment he reveals it, while he is still talking.
* Done by Jon in this [[http://www.errantstory.com/2007-10-22/721 this]] ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' strip, after he provokes the other man into arguing with him face to face so that he won't notice the revolver suddenly being drawn and aimed at his midsection.
* Used in the backstory of ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}''. Just as Leon is delivering his "Good will always triumph" speech to Gort, he gets a knife in the back courtesy of Casper.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Professor Raven attempts to slice homicidal wizard Abraham's head off in mid-speech as negotiations break down -- with him, "final warning" means exactly that.
-->'''Abraham:''' Feigned frailty, no "En garde"... ''Have you no honor?!''\\
'''Raven:''' The lives of my students are more important. Besides which I ''did'' warn you…
* ''Webcomic/AGirlAndHerFed'' has [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.620.html the Fed employ this to good effect]].
* In [[http://www.dystopia-game.com/wiki/index.php?title=Avv%27s_Comics_-_Groundless_Accusation this]] ''VideoGame/{{Dystopia}}'' strip, the ''Dystopia'' heavy shows the ''Tribes'' heavy [[PowerFist how it's done]].
* [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/11/11/episode-1058-talking-is-a-free-action/ Black Mage]] uses this in ''WebComic/EightBitTheater''. Well, the party basically use it every time when they don't argue about something.
* ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' combines this with GroinAttack. [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2010-06-24 Ow!!]]
* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'': In an arc where several people in Hell have been subjected to their sympathetic origin stories, the irredeemable Sigfried decides to ''punch the vision in the face and leave''. Even the ''{{Fan Hater}}s'' liked it!
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
-->'''Enor''': "[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0714.html Puns are for girls.]]"
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Footloose}}'' when [[spoiler:[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Fey!Keti]]]] begins talking, then attacks in the middle of [[spoiler:her]] ''own'' speech.
* ''WebComic/RustyAndCo'' has Madeline pull a simple version of this on Plaidbeard. Mimic objects, due to wanting more information about why the dwarf did what he did.
** Later she did it to [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-30/ the Zombie Knight]], this one [[ClicheStorm didn't talk anything valuable]], which [[BerserkButton set her off]].
* In ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', Tomato tries to threaten Almond, bragging that [[WouldHitAGirl he has no qualms about hitting girls]] and so on. Almond isn't impressed, and [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-46/ interrupts his speech with her sword]].
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-11-14 demonstrates]] how once the meaningful discussion is [[AppealToRidicule dismissed]], people simply choose on which methods they used to fall back:
-->'''[[PrivateMilitaryContractors Captain Tagon]]''': I've got a torpedo bay ''full'' of points.
* In ''Webcomic/MenInHats'', Aram decides he'd rather avoid having conversations with people, and [[http://meninhats.com/d/20031119.html punches Beriah in the gut]] before he can say "what's up."
* [[spoiler:The Abbess]] in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' lost the count of the Heterodynes for a while. [[ActionSurvivor Moloch]] applied a lever, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20121107 to the back of the head]].
-->'''von Zinzer''': Trust me. You wouldn't get ''anywhere'' trying to ''argue'' with her.
-->'''Tarvek''': You really are the best minion ''[[ItsTheBestWhateverEver ever]]''.
* ''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse'': Nail does this to Frieza during the Universe 7 backstory.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall "I AM A MAN!!"]]''' ''[[MemeticMutation *Punch*]]'' First used by Linkara during a comic-book review of ''SupermanAtEarthsEnd'' and has since become a RunningGag.
** The [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] / [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] BlackestNight crossover has Black Lantern Spoony moaning "Fleeeeeeesh..." to which Linkara replies: "How about some FIST!?" *PUNCH*
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd does this to [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]].
** ''[[SayMyName NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE]]-- '''punch'''
** He also employed it to Linkara, when the latter reviewed ''Wolverine: Adamantium Rage'' and went on a punching rampage due to the game's [[NintendoHard obscene difficulty]].
* Attempted in ''SailorNothing''. The villain in question [[SubvertedTrope simply snuffs out the attack with a gesture before it's invoked]] and bemusedly asks the heroes to be a little more civil since he hasn't even ''begun'' with his EvilGloating yet. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the villain ''needs'' said gloating in order to intentionally fire up the heroes enough [[DeathSeeker so they would be able to defeat him]].]]
* ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG'' gets in on this too.
-->411. It is bad form to shoot a god while he's monologuing.
* Played with in ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged''. Played most straight by Goku against the Ginyu force, where he downs Recoome during his posing, smashes Jeice in the face repeatedly, and downs Burter while he's having a touching discussion of friendship with Jeice.
** Also played with in two flashbacks. In the first, Zarbon is remembering Frieza ordering him to get to work, only to be blasted in mid-air by Vegeta. In the second, Jeice is trying to recall advice on what to do when being repeatedly smashed in the face, only for another punch to break off the Captain's words.
--->'''Jeice''': Ah, he cut off the Captain!
** When Piccolo arrives to the battle against Frieza's second form, Frieza starts a joke with "Have you heard this one before?" As Piccolo just fused with Nail, he has, and punches him before he can finish.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', this occurs when Golem finally gets his showdown with [[OmnicidalManiac Jack Slash.]] Jack tries to engage him in conversation about recent events (for example, [[spoiler:that he's put Golem's entire family into an unescapeable FateWorseThanDeath,]] and how far Golem's come since Jack challenged him to this fight two years previously). Golem replies that he's not here to banter, and that Jack is just a thug with delusions of grandeur, which leads to Jack attacking midsentence.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Happened to ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' in the episode where he fought in GladiatorGames against his will. As it happens, this was immediately after his opponent rattled off a long train of smack talk that Jack was trying to counter in turn.
* Used by Zatanna in "This Little Piggy" episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', against the Sorceress Circe:
-->'''Circe:''' Insolent trickster! You dare to strike-- ''(gets hit by a chair)''... You dare to strike-- ''(gets hit by a table)''... You dare-- ''(gets smothered by a tablecloth)'' '''QUIT IT'''!... [[OhCrap Oh no]]... ''(gets hit by a grand piano)''
** Here's this delightful little gem from the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Wild Cards":
-->'''Ten:''' ''(beats up on Superman, grabs him by the scruff of his neck)'' I'm stronger than everybody! I knew I was stronger than you!\\
'''Superman:''' ''(headbutts him, sending him flying)'' I heard ''that'' before.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'' pilot, a GiantMook began making a [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon bizarre and overly long threat]] to Korgoth that the main character eventually got tired of listening to, so he interrupted by ripping off the mook's face.
** Mainly because every action is punctuated by cuts to all the other Mooks (who are in various stages of dismemberment) screaming in horror.
* In ''Transformers: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', the finale has Megatron asking Optimus when he's going to give some sort of grand speech about protecting the innocent and all that jazz after Optimus is uncharacteristically quiet. Optimus responds with a right hook accented with "[[VerbThis Speech this]]!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Bumblebee tries to attack Starscream when monologuing to Megatron. Starscream effortlessly takes Bumblebee down. "'''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny YOU INTERRUPTED MY SPEEEEEEEEECH!!]]'''"
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': Terry [=McGinnis=] starts his CrowningMomentOfAwesome by interrupting the Joker's lecture on what the ''real'' Batman would do with an elbow twist. Also: "[[FinishingMove Ha. Ha.]]"
** Terry manages to ''irritate'' ''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker'' by ''making fun of him''. Sort of a verbal punch.
* When ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' copies Pharaoh Man's weapon in the Ruby-Spears cartoon, he shouts [[CatchPhrase "Now I've got your power!"]]... and gets punched in the face, instantly promoting Pharaoh Man to MemeticBadass status.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', a Mandalorian Agent is monologuing to Obi-Wan and the Duchess of Mandalore prior to his escape. He explains how he's going to kill them once he's off the ship, and how neither can stop him without killing him which would violate the Duchess' technical pacifism and make her no longer love Obi-Wan if he was the one to kill the agent. Cue Anakin's lightsaber being driven through his chest from behind.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': With Numbuh 4, it's a case of Talk to the ''Dodgeball''.
* ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'': Juniper Lee once conked a would-be monologuing villain with a rock in a BatmanColdOpen.
* A truly epic moment for ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. [[ArchEnemy Drakken]] is basically taunting her about her need to worry over the high school prom, finding the perfect date, and [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon would any guy want to even date an]] ActionGirl like her? Kim's response?
---> '''Kim''': "[[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld Boys? Dating? Oh it's hard.]] But this...''is easy!!''" ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome *punches him in the face*]]''
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', an infamous OverlyLongGag has Stewie needle Brian at length, twice in one episode, in a voice irritatingly rising in pitch with every sentence, about the novel he's never finished writing. In a later episode, Stewie starts doing this again, but this time Brian punches him out almost immediately.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Batman is having "one of those nights" when he hears the police scanner report a man attacking a restaurant wielding a ''ketchup gun''. When he arrives to sort out the situation the Condiment King, as he describes himself, has been gleefully waiting for this confrontation for quite a while.
-->'''Condiment King:''' "What's this? Ah, the Big Bad Bat Guy. I knew you'd [[{{Pun}} ketchup]] to me sooner or later. How I've [[{{Pun}} relished]] this meeting. You, the Dynamic Dark Knight, versus me, the Conceptual ''Condiment King''! Come Batman, [[BringIt let's see if you can cut the mustard]]."\\
'''Batman:''' *delivers a single punch to CK's stomach* "Quiet!"
* In the "Night Owl" episode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', [[spoiler:the title character freezes Mordecai, Rigby, Muscle Man, and High-Five Ghost for several hundred years to make himself famious. When the guys manage to make it back to the present and accidentally ruin his plan before he caught them with it, the Night Owl starts chewing them out for it. Muscle Man walks up, grabs him by the shirt and knocks him out cold in the middle of his rant.]]
* On ''JimmyTwoShoes'', as Jimmy goes on about how he's going to tell [[MadScientist Heloise]] about the Snowrilla, he gets a snowball in the mouth by the said creature.
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* Ex-Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was once harangued by a conspiracy theorist who vehemently argued that the moon landing was a hoax, in front of his stepdaughter. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wptn5RE2I-k His response was to interrupt the conspiracy theorist with a punch to the face.]] A judge let Aldrin off, ruling that the conspiracy theorist was practically assaulting Aldrin, and Aldrin had every right to make him Talk to the Fist.
** [[JudgeDredd GAZE INTO THE FIST OF ALDRIN!]]
** ASTRONAUT PUNCH!
** I think you mean... [[SuperSmashBros ALDRIN PUNCH!]] (syllable count, guys...)
** [[BoomHeadshot BOOM! MOONSHOT!]]
** "[[ToyStory TO INFINITY AND BEYOND]], [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch BITCH]]!"
** BUZZ BOMB!
** [[StarWars THAT'S NO MOON! THAT'S MY FIST!]]
** [[InTheNameOfTheMoon IN THE NAME OF THE MOON]] [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull I SHALL PUNISH YOU!]]
** [[IncrediblyLamePun Looks like someone]]... ''[[MemeticMutation (puts on glasses)]]'' just got Moonstruck.
--->'''''[[CSIMiami YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!]]'''''
** "You're a liar and a coward and..." [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall "I AM A MAN!"]][[hottip:*:WHO LANDED ON THE MOON!]]
** [[StreetFighter Aldrin-SHOOOOURYUKEN!]]
** [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 He'd had enough of his snide insinuations.]]
** [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 He'd had enough of his disingenuous assertions.]]
** [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 He'd had enough of his tabloid journalism.]]
** [[TheDailyShow Aldrin'd]]
** [[GodHand Moon power keeps my pimp hand strong~]]
** [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann His is the fist that will punch through the conspiracy!]][[hottip:*:theorists]]
** [[{{Pokemon}} Aldrin used Moon Punch/Comet Punch/Meteor Mash! It's super-effective!]]
** '''[[{{Seanbaby}} NO ONE QUESTIONS THE INTEGRITY OF THE PUNCHMASTER!]]'''
** [[Film/ThreeHundred This! Is! LUNA!]]
** [[TheHoneymooners BANG! ZOOM! STRAIGHT TO THE MOON!]]
* RayBradbury, apparently:
-->"A horrible little boy came up to me and said, 'You know in your book ''TheMartianChronicles''? ' I said, 'Yes?' He said, 'You know where you talk about Deimos rising in the East?' I said, 'Yes?' He said 'No.' — So I hit him."
* This once happened [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor on the floor of the]] [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion European Parliament]]. During a visit by [[ThePope Pope John Paul II]] to the EP, [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Northern Irish]] [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles ultra-Loyalist]] MEP and hard-right Presbyterian minister Rev. Ian Paisley started angrily denouncing him as TheAntichrist. Conservative German MEP Otto von Habsburg, as a very devout Catholic (for heaven's sake, his ancestors were the [[HolyRomanEmpire Holy Roman Emperors]]!) took exception. With his fist.
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