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->''"You ''dare'' bring light to my lair?! [[DisproportionateRetribution You must]] '''[[PrepareToDie die]]!'''"''
-->-- '''[[LargeHam Ganon]]''', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon]]''
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Standard villain or otherwise ominous being StockPhrases. Said in a booming [[EvilSoundsDeep deep]] voice, the villain rhetorically asks Who Dares whatever action the hero has done; be it defy them, attack them, talk to them, look at them, etc. Expect them to start referring to themselves [[ThirdPersonPerson in the third person]], and giving themselves important sounding adjectives.

Possibly has something to do with the odd word-order (you don't say "How do you dare?") making the phrase sound like AntiquatedLinguistics, always the domain of the overimportant egotist.

Proper heroic form, incidentally, is to stand tall and reply "'''''I''''' dare!"

"How dare you!" is a common variant used by heroes and villains alike, the former usually in response to the villain [[KickTheDog Kicking The Dog]].

Any villain using this will usually give a "ThisCannotBe" variant upon defeat.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Comics]]
* Pictured above: Eternity, having been summoned by Hercules during the ComicBook/ChaosWar (long story)
* ''Of course'' DoctorDoom plays this every chance he gets.
* From ''Legion of 3 Worlds'' #2, when Mordru is angry at Super[[strike:brat]]man-Prime's appearance:
-->'''Mordru''': Who dares disturb Mordru?\\
'''Superboy-Prime''': Who dares question my dare?\\
'''Mordru''': What?
* In ComicBook/TheSandman, Desire starts in on Dream for banishing Nada to hell, earning a cold "You...dare..." from Dream. Desire's totally unimpressed.
* In one of the ''Avengers'' Heroic Age comics where the Avengers are battling Apocalypse, Iron Man traps him in a forcefield. Cue the following exchange
-->'''Apocalypse''': Who dares!?
-->'''Iron Man''': I dares.
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* From ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'':
--> '''Electro:''' [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu You dare insult me?]] No person shall insult me!
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[[folder:Film]]
* The Cave of Wonders in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': "Who disturbs my slumber?"
* ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982''.
-->'''King Osric''': What daring! What outrageousness! What insolence! What arrogance! ... I salute you.
* In the movie adaptation of ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Death ]]
's CrowningMomentOfAwesome against the Auditors.
--> "[[/folder]]

[[folder: Yes, there ARE rules. And you BROKE them! How dare you! HOW DARE YOU! ]]

* In ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', when Sarah tries to enter the Goblin City, the gate slams in her face...and each wing of the gate has half of a golem, which grabs a huge [[AnAxeToGrind axe]] and starts swinging it back and forth while repeatedly booming "WHOOOOO GOES?!...WHOOOOO GOES?!"
* Dracula's first line in ''Film/TheLegendOfThe7GoldenVampires'' after he is woken from his slumber:
-->"Who dares to disturb the sanctity of Dracula?"
* In more a [[ShoutOut homage]] to this trope than anything, at the start of the climax of ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', as the titular character finally realises it's [[spoiler: worth risking everything to correct his mistakes]], the [[HeelFaceTurn former Supervillain]] announces his presence in the most dramatic, villain-esque way possible...
-->''(as thousands of his worker drones come together to form a giant holographic version of his head)''
-->YOU '''DARE''' CHALLENGE '''''MEGAMIND?'''''
* ''TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' has an ([[AntiHero anti]])heroic example. During the final confrontation with Oogie, Jack bellows "How '''DARE''' you treat my friends so '''shamefully!?'''" in the most righteously indignant way possible.
** [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Bonus points]] for it being [[spoiler: a PreMortemOneLiner]].
* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', where Oz is bluffing at how awesome he is, using special effects to make people not pay attention to TheManBehindTheCurtain.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', the [[BigBad head Blue Meanie]] asks Who Dares bring music back into Pepperland. TheDragon, Max, first answers, "Rimski Korsikov?"; this gets him blasted and stomped. He next suggests "Guy Lombardo?"
* In the ''PowerPuffGirls'' movie, Mojo states "You dare challenge me!?". He actually manages to make it sound intimidating.
* The third ''TheLordOfTheRings'' movie has the King of the Dead say this when Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli first enter his chamber.
-->'''Dead King''': Who enters my domain?\\
'''Aragorn''': One who would have your allegiance.\\
'''Dead King''': The Dead do not suffer the Living to pass.\\
'''Aragorn''': [[BadassBoast You will suffer me!]] [[spoiler: seeing as he (Aragorn) is the direct descendant and heir of the guy who made them into ghosts and all]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'', when Eris shows up at the end, after her BigEntrance, she ''immediately'' starts in on Sinbad, opening with a very loud "HOW '''DARE''' YOU?!" Due to the fact that Eris is [[{{Sizeshifter}} about fifty feet tall at the moment]] and she's a PhysicalGod, this is played dead serious, and Sinbad himself is understandably [[OhCrap nervous.]]
* A heroic example from ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse''
--> Man-At-Arms: You dare threaten her (the Sorceress) life?!?
--> Skeletor: I DARE ANYTHING! I am SKELETOR!
* The Russian film "Two arrows - a stone age detective story" ends with a rather poignant "who dares?!" when the clan reader realizes his political assassination tactics [[HoistByHisOwnPetard have caught up with him]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Voldemort, twice, in the last ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Deathly Hallows}}'' novel, when Harry [[spoiler: calls him by his real name ("Riddle") during the FinalBattle.]] It's always met with the same derisive response:
-->'''Voldemort:''' ''You dare-''
-->'''Harry:''' Yes, I dare.
* The other [[DresdenFiles wizard named Harry]] is even more impudent and his enemies on occasion even more narmy. Nicodemus, the White King, the Erlking, the Winter Lady Maeve, the Black Court Wizard Mavra and others have found that there are very few lines that Harry wont cross.
* The {{Troperrific}} Doctor Impossible shouts this repeatedly in ''SoonIWillBeInvincible'', especially during the climax.
* From Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms, the [[UnfortunateNames coincidentally named]] He Man ([[UsefulNotes/WhyMaoChangedHisName Pronounced something like 'Huh Mahn']]) shouts 'I am He Man, the devil who shoots across the sky. Who dare fight with me?' when he appears. He is immediately cut down by a random minor character.
* Lucy, now fully undead, calls this out in some versions of ''{{Dracula}}'' after the heroes stop her just as she is about to feed on a child.
* Played fairly straight in one ''StarWars'' novel, where Mara Jade strolls into the lair of the BigBad to save the main character in a BigDamnHeroes moment:
-->'''BigBad''': Who ''DARES?''
-->'''Mara Jade''': [[OneLiner Who ]]''[[OneLiner cares ]]''[[OneLiner is more like it]].
** In the ''Hand of Thrawn'' duology, the booming automated voice whenever someone enters Thrawn's personal [[spoiler:cloning chamber]]:
-->"Who dares disturb the sleep of the Syndic Mitth'raw'nuruodo?!"
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Every Go'auld in ''Series/StargateSG1'' play this straight; naturally O'Neil mocks them for it every chance he gets. Eventually, by the episode ''Zero Hour'' it becomes:
-->'''Ba'al''': You dare mock me?
-->'''O'Neill''': Ba'al, come on! You should know. Of ''course'' I dare mock you.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E14Innocence Innocence.]] The Judge, an invincible demon summoned to destroy the world, asks this when Buffy shoots him with a crossbow. [[MugglesDoItBetter What follows]] is the CrowningMomentOfAwesome that all others in the series is measured by.
* And in the spin-off ''Series/{{Angel}}'' when Angelus gets annoyed at how the Beastmaster is [[HearingVoices booming away in his head]].
-->'''BEASTMASTER:''' YOU WOULD DARE TO DEFY ME?
-->'''ANGELUS:''' Defy who? A big scary voice? Whoa! Hey, I got one of those, too. You wanna hear it? (cups his hands over his mouth) You can kiss my vampire ass!
** Spike's response to evil ghost Pavayne asking "You dare?" is a laconic "Quite a bit, mate."
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[[folder:Music]]
* In Devin Townsend's concept album ''Ziltoid the Omniscient'', the Sixth Dimensional Planet Smasher makes his entrance growling "'''''Who dares awaken the Planet Smasher?'''''"
* The NoxArcana song "Hall Of The Witch Queen" opens with dramatic thunder and a shout of "''WHO DARES INTRUDE UPON MY DARK DOMAIN?!''"
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''DCUniverseOnline''
** '''{{Brainiac}}''': [[PlanetLooters I have]] [[OmnicidalManiac conquered worlds]]. You dare defy me? [[BadassBoast Witness]] my [[PreAsskickingOneLiner power]].
* ''[[BaldursGate Baldurs Gate 2]]''
** [[MagnificentBastard Irenicus]] says this exact line when you interrupt his [[AGodAmI plans for ascension]].
-->'''[[LargeHam Irenicus]]:''' What!? '''[[ChewingTheScenery Who DARES]]?'''\\
'''Player Character:''' ''I'' dare!
** He gets an earlier one [[CurbStompBattle while slaughtering the Shadow Thieves]] after you escape from [[FanNickname Chateau Irenicus]]:
--> You dare to attack me here? Do you even know whom you face?
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape''
-->'''Lucien:'''You dare to mock the power of Lucien?
-->'''Dragonkin:''' We dare.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'':
** ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'': "Who dares defile these ancient lands? Who dares the wrath of Cenarius and the night elves?"
** ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': "Who dares awaken Archaedas? Who dares the wrath of the Makers?" Apparently daring the wrath of things [[WhoIsThisGuyAgain isn't actually all that daring]] in the Warcraft universe.
** Subverted in the Blood Furnace:
-->'''Keli'dan the Breaker''': Who dares interrupt--[[OhCrap What is this, what have you done? You'll ruin everything!]]
** From the third game:
--> '''Illidan Stormrage''': You ''dare'' speak to me?
* [[spoiler:Doopliss]], the doppleganger from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' asks something like this when you confront him and your deceived allies.
** From the same game, [[spoiler:Gloomtail]] also gets one of these moments when you enter his lair in the final chapter.
** Also, from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'': [[MemeticMutation "Mario! How dare you disturb my family vacation!"]] Made {{Narm}}y by Bowser sounding like [[Series/SesameStreet Cookie Monster]].
** And let's not forget ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'': "How ''dare'' you dodge the barrel!"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErXL1DkJgLQ WHO DARES TO TRY TO STOP THE TIME BOMB?]]
* ''{{Tekken}} 6'': [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Feng Wei]] asks this to anyone who crashes his private training grounds.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Commander Shepard has the option to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome headbutt a Krogan rival]]. Even better is that the watching Krogan Shaman finds it ''hilarious''.
-->'''Uvenk''': You...You ''dare?''
-->'''Shaman''': ''[laughs loudly]'' I '''like''' this human! [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority S/He understands!]]
* ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'': "What fool dares awaken me, the great Laharl?"
* StarWars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic: You find some Sith in the Temple on the Unknown Planet. "Who Dares intrude on our meditations?"
* Undead King Joseph attempts to intimidate the player like this in AgeOfWonders: Shadow Magic. Then he remembers that he was only a minor villain who died in all endings of the first game, and immediately decides it would be much smarter to get on the player's good side.
* There is an Achievement in ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' called "Who Dares Defy Me?". You get it for using Melia's Arts 100 times.
* When a mimic of [[VideoGame/SpiderMan Spider-Man]] knocks out security at the Science Expo:
-->'''Dr. Octavius''': Who dares? Face me coward! Face a worthy foe!
* "Who dares disturb my sleep?" [[FinalFantasyVIII Diablos]][[note]]A bunch of teenagers armed with magical monsters, that's who.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'':
-->'''[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]:''' Soulless machines! You ''dare'' strike the Son of Odin?!
* One of the reactions that certain EliteMook enemies in ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' give when the player approaches them is a snarly "Who daresssss?"
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* A PennyArcade strip had a book containing the lines:
--> A voice was heard to say, "Who dares disturb the Crypt Of The Immortal Space Bitches?" "I am Grimm Shado," said Grimm Shado, his triple wand claws extending. "And I am here to take it to the limit."
** ''Fuck yes.''
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** In the prequel ''StartOfDarkness'':
-->'''Xyklon the Consequential:''' Who dares to disturb Xyklon the Consequential?!
** Also, when Haley summons Celia. (Celia's sick of her mom summoning her to ask why [[IWantGrandkids she doesn't have any grandkids yet]].)
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0585.html The pit fiend]] starts saying it too, before seeing it's Qarr who summoned him.
* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' Ysengrin demands this of Renardine after seeing him in his wolf form. After Renardine's response is to mock Ysengrin's appearance, then his [[GreenThumb superpowers]], the AltText mentions "The answer is yes".
* PlayedForLaughs in {{Blip}}, when Liz [[InsultedAwake insults]] Hester awake.
-->'''Liz''': You leave me no choice. Hey Hermione!
-->'''Hester''': (Suddenly awake) '''''WHO DARES?!'''''
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[[folder: Web Originals]]
* In ''[[AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel]]'', Goyle [[IncomingHam announces]] his presence by bellowing '''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} WHO DARES DISTURB MY SLUMBER???????]]'''
* [[LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} Who dares to try to]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErXL1DkJgLQ&t=0m18s stop the time bommmmmmmmmbbbbb!?]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* A ''RobotChicken'' sketch had George W. Bush discover he was a Jedi. He then used his lightsaber to vandalize the Lincoln Memorial only for it to rise from the ground and reveal a hibernating Abe Lincoln underneath...
-->'''Lincoln''': Who dares disturb my slumber?\\
'''Bush''': Well who dares question my...daring...of his dare?...jerk?
* Aku of SamuraiJack is particularly good at this, playing it utterly straight in his first confrontation with Jack...only to subvert the trope much later on when he's visited by a group of gangsters that don't merit the full Who Dares speech.
* ''RockosModernLife'' had a very large hippo-woman whose RunningGag was berating Rocko the AccidentalPervert with '''"HOW DARE YOU'''", delivered in a creepy fashion.
* In ''Legacy'', series finale of ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', {{Superman}} and {{Darkseid}} have finally come to blows in the climax of the series. As Darkseid mercilessly devastates Superman with the [[EyeBeams Omega Beam]], Superman manages to get close enough to finally lay hands on his foe. However, unlike many of the entries on this page, Darkseid really is [[PhysicalGod that powerful]], and regards Superman's blows more with confusion than anything before he [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu grabs Supermans fist, crushing his hand]] as Darkseid drags the Man of Steel to his knees.
-->'''Darkseid''': You '''''DARE''''' strike me?
* Darkseid gets into it in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'' as well, when Batman blackmails him.
-->'''Darksaid:''' You dare?!? You '''DARE'''?!? *Swats Batman into a wall*
* Memorably parodied in the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode ''This Little Piggy'':
-->'''Circe''' (''After taking two tables to the face''): Insolent trickster! You dare to strike--! (*chair*) You dare to stri--! (*another table*) ''You dare to strike--!'' ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking *tablecloth*]]) [[NotSoStoic QUIT IT!]] (''stares'') [[OhCrap Oh no.]] ([[PianoDrop *piano*]])
* Not villain-ish, but a few episodes of ''TheBackyardigans'' invoke this trope. A good example, in ''High Tea'':
-->'''Grumpy Emperor Austin:''' WHO DARES RING MY DOORBELL?!\\
'''Tasha:''' It's me, Tasha.\\
'''Tyrone:''' And me, Tyrone.\\
'''Uniqua:''' And Uniqua.\\
'''Pablo:''' And Pablo.
* ''MyLittlePony''
** In the G3 movie ''Twinkle Wish Adventure'', when the ponies approach the dragon's cave, they are greeted with a booming, "Who dares disturb the dragon?" However, when Pinkie Pie states their names and business, the voice instantly changes to a friendly tone and welcomes them in.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Dragonshy", this is said ''to'' the dragon, signifying Fluttershy's [[LetsGetDangerous shift]] from TheLoad to BewareTheNiceOnes.
* In a 'WhatIf' future episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', Kevin thought it would be funny to attack Ben's son mid-battle. [[BerserkButton Big mistake.]]
-->'''Ben:''' ''[mashing Kevin into the ground, having morphed into Way Big]'' '''HOW ''DARE'' YOU?!'''
** The SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' played with this:
-->'''Dr. Animo''': Who dares?
-->'''Brainstorm''': That isn't the way to tell a joke, miscreant. First, I say "knock, knock", then you say "who dares?"
* From ''WesternAnimation/PopeyeTheSailorMeetsSindbadTheSailor'': "Who fouls the air with notes so sour, and dares to challenge Sindbad's power?"
* This is the Flying Dutchman's main {{Catchphrase}} in ''SpongeBobSquarePants'': "Who dares disturb the Flying Dutchman?!"
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