->''"When I was younger, my bank manager would write from time to time saying he was 'saddened' to note that I hadn't done anything about my overdraft. This was no big deal. And nor would it have mattered if he'd said he was 'angry', 'livid' or 'incandescent with rage'.\\
He could have been whatever he liked, but it still wouldn't have altered the fact that I had three thousand pounds of his bank's money and no intention of doing anything about it.\\
But then one day he wrote to say he was 'disappointed' and that changed everything.\\
That meant he'd had high hopes for me and that I had let him down. Suddenly it was all my fault."''
-->-- '''Jeremy Clarkson'''

One character fails at something. Instead of being angry, another character is morose. They don't yell at the first character or ask them "WhatWereYouThinking" or anything dramatic like that. Instead, they calmly, sadly and often regretfully tell the other person that they've let them down. Someway, somehow, they've set the second character's hopes for them high and then failed to deliver. May be worded as "I'm disappointed in you," or "You disappoint me," or at a stretch "I expected better/more." However it's worded, the issue isn't one of outrage or indignation -- merely that the speaker has been let down by the other and they feel like a fool for believing there would be any other outcome.

This usually has a greater effect on the person they are disappointed with. The recipient of this trope may be driven to a {{Heroic|BSOD}} or VillainousBSOD, in extreme cases to the declaration of "MyGodWhatHaveIDone". If they've become a bad person or are in the process of it, they may have a HeelRealization. Except in the case of an IgnoredEpiphany, this character will typically be driven to [[MustMakeAmends atone for their failure]]. Only very, very rarely do they cross the DespairEventHorizon and become DrivenToSuicide.

Compare WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife, where someone is moved to regret by the death of a particular person, and YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood, which may go hand in hand. This trope can typically get through to a KnightTemplar or WellIntentionedExtremist when [[WhatTheHellHero angry callings-out]] and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech indignant diatribes]] fail. Contrast SoProudOfYou.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'', Sora scolds his friends for allowing themselves into being captured by a bunch of weak Heartless when the trio are captured and zapped into a computer world called Space Paranoids. This is different from the game, where he simply tells them to "show 'em who's boss".
-->'''[[GoodIsNotNice Sora]]:''' Come on, guys! You let the Heartless get you?
* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Aizawa gives his whole class one of these after [[spoiler: five students decided to disregard pretty much all rules and regulations to conduct an unsanctioned rescue operation, and nearly the entire rest of the class knew about it and didn't report it]]. He tells them that their actions meant that it will be a ''long'' time before they can earn his trust again.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'': Morpheus creates the nightmare known as the Corinthian as a "black mirror" to reflect everything humans aren't prepared to acknowledge about themselves. Then Morpheus gets waylaid and captured by a cult for decades. After he escapes, he finds that the Corinthian has been at large in the human world for some time -- and is unimpressed that all he's done is inspire the modern SerialKiller.
-->'''Morpheus:''' What have you wrought, Corinthian? NOTHING! Just something else for people to be scared of, that's all. You've told them that there are bad people out there. And they've known that all along.
* Subverted in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', during the parody of Series/SeventhHeaven. Cleric Crammed-in says he's very disappointed in his son, Simple, when the boy's caught shoplifting, but retracts that when it's revealed that Simple was shoplifting "The Best of Eight is Enough," since his show can steal material from that.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Unohana does this, in chapter 35 of ''Fanfic/UninvitedGuests'', when she uses her TeamMom status to guilt trip Soi Fon into surrendering her hold on Soul Society.
-->With immeasurable sadness in her eyes, she said, "I just want you to know... I'm not angry, Soi Fon. I'm disappointed."\\
Soi Fon recoiled as if physically struck. "Wh-what... what was..." She muttered. What had just happened? Unohana had done nothing of note; she'd spoken a few words. They weren't even kido. And yet Soi Fon felt as though a spear of ice had been driven deep into her soul, a deep, crushing chill that permeated her entire being.\\
"I've done so much for you. I work tirelessly, day in and day out, to keep you and your little friends healthy and happy." Unohana said, still sadly. "I do this because I care, Soi, I really do. And to see you respond by treating me like this... it hurts."\\
Soi Fon fell to her knees. "S... stop it..." She muttered. "What are you... what are you doing to... to me..."\\
"Look me in the eyes when I talk to you, young lady." Unohana said firmly. "I want you to understand just how much your selfishness has hurt the people who care about you."\\
"Oh... oh God..." Soi Fon said weakly, tears in her eyes. What was going on? What was this woman doing to her? She hadn't been so much as scratched, but she felt so weak and terrible and... guilty.
* In ''Fanfic/BoysUndSenshado'', Miho expresses the sentiment to Mako when a mistake by Mako as driver [[spoiler:results in Miho almost getting run over by their Panzer IV]].
* ''Fanfic/AnAlternateKeitaroUrashima'': Granny Hina tries guilt-tripping Keitaro into taking over the Inn by talking about how disappointed she is in the person he's becoming. This doesn't work. She also attempts the same tactic on his parents.
* Both Twilight Velvet and Night Light scold at Shining Armor's actions at his sister in ''Fanfic/ACanterlotWeddingAftermath''.
* Twilight expresses her extreme disappointment over TD and Celestia's animalistic behavior in ''[[FanFic/TheNonBronyverse TD the Alicorn Princess]]'', which hits both quite hard. Celestia is also shown to be disappointed in herself.
* Xander indirectly tells Buffy how disappointed he is in ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-8932-10/Psyckosama+Hunter.htm Hunter]]'' when after they both agree to share their dirty little secrets with the group (that Xander had Ethan Rayne mystically empower him and that Buffy has been hiding that Angel's back), he reveals his secret first and she refuses to say anything.
-->'''Xander''': Well, I guess no one else has anything to say. I guess we can all go back to our so not normal lives.
* ''Fanfic/AmbienceAFleetSymphony'': In chapter 105, [[spoiler:Murasame]] saying this to [[spoiler:Suzukaze]] is the cherry on top of the preceding EtTuBrute, the straw that breaks the camel's back and causes the latter to abandon the fleet.
* A nonverbal example occurs in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11639574/1/Sorting-Sideways Sideways Sorting]]'' after Draco Malfoy (who's a Hufflepuff in this story) talks trash about Harry's parents only to receive a look from Professor Sprout of "such grave disappointment that even Harry felt guilty." Afterwards, Draco doesn't insult anyone for three days.
* This is definitely the sentiment in a chapter of the Manga/OnePiece snippet series ''Specks of Seafoam'' titled ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5035240/34/Specks-of-Seafoam Advantages]]'', where Nami talks Sanji into retrieving a treasure from an underwater tunnel and almost ends up killing him as a result. The crew, especially Zoro, [[WhatTheHellHero are shocked at Nami for what she made Sanji do]], but it's not until Luffy says this phrase that [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Nami realizes it]].
-->'''Luffy:''' Nami. I'm disappointed in you.\\
And in that moment, Nami felt like the world had ended.
* In the ''Manga/FairyTail'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10733441/1/Another-Chance Another Chance]]'', when Levy, having been [[WoundedGazelleGambit fooled into thinking that Lucy attacked Lisanna]], angrily slaps Lucy and says she expected more of her, Lucy responds that she actually feels that way about Levy, for believing Lisanna, someone she doesn't know well, over a close friend like Lucy, simply because everyone else does. Unlike most examples, it ''does not'' have the effect Lucy likely would have hoped for, as Levy, rather than being ashamed of what she'd done, angrily tells Lucy to "Shut up!" and performs a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on her along with most of the others present.
* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1249882 "Up And Apart,"]] a PatchworkFic written for the ''Franchise/{{Tron}}'' universe has Jet Bradley hanging a lampshade on this trope.
-->He has the mental image of his father staring at him over his spectacles, and the words ''“Jethro Eugene Bradley, I'm very disappointed...”'' When it comes to his dad, “disappointed” covers a lot of things other people use four-letter bombs to express.
* [[ItMakesSenseInContext After twelve years of inhabiting his son's body]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5571816/26/Win-Some-Lose-Some The Fire Quenched]]'', Kakashi notes that Minato doesn't seem so much angry with the village as deeply disappointed for how they treated "Naruto".
* After Yuugao almost kills Suzume for poisoning Naruto in ''[[http://ficwad.com/story/267660 Eroninja]]'', Naruto tells her he's disappointed in her, which Suzume notes nearly drives the Anbu captain to tears.
* In ''Fanfic/Continuance'', Souji Seta convinces his father, Yuuma to let him visit [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Inaba]] for Golden Week, under the pretext of gathering business information. Yuuma, upon seeing Souji's portfolio, says this is "far beneath what (he) expect(s) of" his son. Souji, unfazed, snarkily replies that Yuuma's been saying that ever since Souji was thirteen.
* In ''FanFic/CardcaptorRad'', with Optimus being something of a TeamDad, both Hot Shot and Rad can attest they find when he's disappointed in them to be worse than if he got angry.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/TheLionKing:''
-->'''Mufasa:''' Simba, I'm very disappointed in you.\\
'''Simba:''' I know.
** And again later in the film:
--->'''Nala:''' You're not the Simba I remember.\\
'''Simba:''' [[ThatManIsDead You're right, I'm not.]] Now are you satisfied?\\
'''Nala:''' No. Just disappointed.\\
'''Simba:''' You know, you're starting to sound like my father.\\
'''Nala:''' Good! At least one of us does.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': [[spoiler:In ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'', Prince Hans' father never gets tired of routinely telling him how much of a disappointment he was, is, and will remain as one in his eyes. Even after sullying the Westergaard name in Arendelle, his father still holds a [[TheUnfavorite dim view of his youngest son]].]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'': Queen Tuya sorrowfully turns away from her adopted son Moses in shame after he humiliates a slave girl at the royal banquet. Given how she was ashamed of her son for humiliating what other Egyptians would consider a lowly life form, it is clear that she was one of Moses' major moral compasses in his early life.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/BlackRain''. After his partner is murdered the protagonist, an NYPD detective, admits to a Japanese detective that he stole money from drug dealers.
-->'''Masashiro:''' Did Charlie [his dead partner] know this?\\
'''Nick:''' No.\\
'''Masashiro:''' ''[quietly]'' You shame him. And me. And yourself.\\
'''Nick:''' ''[long pause]'' I know.
* ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}''. General Lee's mild-mannered rebuke of his cavalry commander Jeb Stuart cows the flamboyant general so much he tries to resign on the spot.
* Steve-O lampshades this in the first ''Film/{{Jackass}}'' movie just before a stunt when he remarks that when parents say "I'm not angry, just disappointed", it hurts so much more.
* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'':
** Arthur tells [[spoiler:Charlie]] this once he fails his SecretTestOfCharacter. Especially noteworthy as [[spoiler:Charlie]] was the only remaining candidate who fit his vision of what a Kingsman agent should be.
** When Eggsy [[spoiler:fails his last SecretTestOfCharacter by refusing to shoot the dog he adopted, Harry sees it as Eggsy throwing away everything he'd been working towards over something trivial -- even worse because, turns out, the gun was loaded with blanks]]. This is particularly sad because [[spoiler:it's the last exchange he and Eggsy have before Harry's death]].
* A sub plot of ''Film/TheNuttyProfessorIITheKlumps'' has Sherman's dad taking Sherman's youth formula to be younger and skinner. When he tries to get his wife to take it, she's angry because she thinks it means that he's grown tired of her. After [[ExiledToTheCouch exiling him to the couch]], she says that she's disappointed in him.
* ''Film/RoboCop1987'', following a disastrous test run of [[KillerRobot ED-209]] leaving an OCP executive riddled with bullets.
-->'''OCP Chairman:''' Dick, I'm ''very'' disappointed.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': Xavier is disgruntled by Pyro's mischief at the museum.
--->'''Professor X:''' The next time you feel like showing off, ''don't''.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
*** Xavier is upset when the mutant teens are behaving like party animals, and he rebukes them with a frown.
---->'''Xavier:''' I expect more from you.
*** After Havok insults Hank by calling him "Bozo," Charles' terse delivery of "Thank you, Alex" is his very polite way of saying, "Shut up."
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
*** Magneto believes that Mystique has grown soft when he sternly asks her, "What's happened to you? Did you lose your way while I was gone?"
*** It's subtle, but there is resentment in Charles' voice when he says, "Goodbye, Erik."
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
*** Xavier isn't at all pleased that Magneto has reverted back to his violent ways.
---->'''Professor X:''' You're going to take part in all this killing? Destruction?
*** Archangel receives this [[spoiler:posthumously]] when Apocalypse disparages him as "''Useless''."
* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' episode, "Here Comes the Judge", Jazz gets Will in trouble with the police by racking up thousands of dollars in traffic violations, jeopardizing Uncle Phil's political campaign. Will was so disappointed, he refused to throw Jazz out of the house.

* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', the punishment for Corelle's irresponsible behaviour is very calmly delivered. The Whistlers don't yell at kids or beat them ... they just strip Corelle of all possessions she doesn't need to survive. As they're not that rich, and are a large family, Corelle doesn't have much to begin with, but it's still a harsh punishment.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', this is a recurring theme in Harry and Dumbledore's interactions.
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Dumbledore calmly expresses his disappointment with Harry and Ron for flying the Ford Anglia to Hogwarts -- Harry would rather he had shouted.
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Lupin is quietly disappointed in Harry over the fact that he didn't hand in the Marauder's Map, "leaving [him] feeling worse than he had at any point in Snape's office."
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', when Harry disappoints Dumbledore by not making much of an effort to get a memory from Slughorn, he again would have preferred him to yell; "this cold disappointment was worse than anything."
* In ''Literature/TomSawyer'', there is a passage where Aunt Polly starts crying and berating Tom. He thinks that for a moment, he hoped she'd just beat him.
* One ChooseYourOwnAdventure [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] book uses this. Aslan sends the PlayerCharacter to investigate an island where ''some'' of the water can turn everything it touches to gold, which is otherwise indistingishable from all the other water there. If the hero decides to join a gang exploiting the water to get rich quick, Aslan appears, tells them how disappointed he is, and sends them back home, along with their ill-gotten wealth. The hero's deeply upset, realizing too late the folly of their greed, and it's implied they'll never get a chance to atone or return to Narnia.
* The quote above comes from one of Jeremy Clarkson's car review collections, while discussing the Mazda3.
* This is how Joe's cultist parents react to his betrayal in ''Literature/TheTenetsOfFutilism.'' Rather than punishing him directly, they 'teach him a lesson' by hurting the woman he loves in the hope of molding him into the son they want. It doesn't work.
* This is very much Granny Helga's reaction to Jan's panicked actions in ''Literature/{{Unique}}''. It takes a heartfelt appeal from Charles to convince her to stop her quiet yet seething rant at him in favor of further training to prevent a repeat.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Parodied on ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' when Tommy has to pretend to be a juvenile delinquent to keep up the {{Masquerade}}:
-->'''Tommy:''' Why me?\\
'''Sally:''' Well, you're a minor. They'll go easy on you. Besides, we all have to make some sacrifices around here.\\
'''Tommy:''' Okay, what sacrifice are you making?\\
'''Sally:''' The shame of having a juvenile delinquent for a nephew, okay? ''[leaves]''\\
'''Harry:''' [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} I'm not angry, Tommy, I'm just disappointed.]]
* Garibaldi and Sheridan in the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "Wheel of Fire":
-->'''Sheridan:''' I'm not angry with you. Not now. I was. .. But Delenn has a .. way of looking at things.. No. No, I'm not angry with you. But I am very disappointed, Michael.\\
'''Garibaldi:''' I'd rather have you yelling at me or angry. Anything but disappointed. I know I failed...\\
'''Sheridan:''' I didn't say I was disappointed in you because of your failure. I'm disappointed because I didn't pick up on this earlier. Disappointed because you felt that you couldn't come to me about this on your own.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Discussed and subverted in the episode "All the Way":
--->'''Giles:''' We need to have a conversation. \\
'''Dawn:''' This the part where you tell me you're "not angry, just disappointed"?\\
'''Giles:''' Pretty much. Except for the bit about not being angry.
** And [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming averted by Giles]] in "Innocence", after Buffy's decision to sleep with Angel releases the evil Angelus, who Buffy (at that point in time) is unable to bring herself to kill.
--->'''Buffy:''' You must be so disappointed in me.\\
'''Giles:''' No. ''(Buffy looks bewildered at him)'' No, no, I'm not.\\
'''Buffy:''' [[ItsAllMyFault But this is all my fault]].\\
'''Giles:''' No. I don't believe it is. Do you want me to wag my finger at you and tell you that you acted rashly? You did. A-and I can. I know that you loved him. And... he... has proven more than once that he loved you. You couldn't have known what would happen. The coming months are gonna, are gonna be hard... I, I suspect on all of us, but... if it's guilt you're looking for, Buffy, I'm not your man. All you will get from me is my support. And my respect.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'': In "Comparative Religion", Shirley, as the [[TeamMom group mother-figure]], tries to guilt Jeff out of fighting a bully on (or near) Christmas.
-->'''Jeff:''' Oh, come on, Shirley, don't be mad!\\
'''Shirley:''' I'm not mad, I'm disappointed.\\
'''Jeff:''' That's mom for "mad"!
* In ''Series/TheCrown2016'', the recently-crowned Elizabeth II learns that Winston Churchill has kept secret the fact he's had two strokes. On the advice of her private professor, she takes this tone with him whilst reminding him that the monarch must be able to ''trust'' Parliament for constitutional law to function properly. Any Englishman of a certain age and social class, it seems, is vulnerable to a stern telling-off from Nanny.
* ''Series/GoOn'':
-->'''Ryan:''' You know, this would be better if you just yelled at me.\\
'''Joyce:''' That's why I'm not yelling.\\
'''Ryan:''' [[SubvertedTrope I was wrong. It was better when you weren't yelling.]]
* In the (first) finale of ''Series/FoylesWar'', Andrew Foyle comes back to Hastings, having broken up with the girl at his base and eager to get back together with Sam, whom he'd dumped via letter. When he talks about wanting to look Sam up again, Foyle pauses, and simply says "you were unkind to her."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ending of ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII'' has [[spoiler:Athena]] say this to Kratos when he [[spoiler:runs himself through with the Blade of Olympus, giving the power to the humans instead of her]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'', two characters say this.
** In the original game, when Freu asks Tia if she thinks she can stand against all of RKS on her own, Tia resolves to do just that. In response, Freu will say this.
--->'''Freu:''' ...A foolish decision. You disappoint me. If you will not rethink your answer, then... [[PrepareToDie I shall end your life with my own hands!]]
** Freu will also say this again if Tia uses up her last life against her.
** Similarly, in ''Grollschwert'', Raimund will say this to Grolla if she uses up her last life against him in the first phase of the boss battle against him.
* In ''VideoGame/AtelierAyeshaTheAlchemistOfDusk'', if you fail to complete the game's main goal by the end of the third year, then [[spoiler:Keith arrives with Nio in tow and tells Ayesha to consider what it is that she lacks that she wasn't able to save Nio on her own.]]
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', [[TheGoodKing Thrall]] says this to [[SupportingLeader Garrosh]] [[HotBlooded Hellscream]] (the exact words are "You disappoint me, Garrosh.") after Garrosh picks a fight with Varian Wrynn at a meeting with Rhonin to discuss their efforts against the Old God Yogg-Saron, who's a threat to the entire world, resulting in Varian walking out and not wanting to cooperate with the Horde. Although Garrosh seemed unrepetant at the time, in the short story "Heart of War" (which you can read [[http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/lore/leader-story/garrosh-hellscream/1#readmode here]]) he admits to himself that he ''does'' feel bad about hearing those words.
** Much later, Thrall uses that phrase again as an IronicEcho. [[spoiler:After Garrosh is defeated at the end of the Siege of Orgrimmar Thrall says, once again, that Garrosh disappoints him and adds for good measure, "You are not worthy of your father's legacy."]]
** [[spoiler:At the end of the Nagrand storyline in ''Warlords of Draenor'', Thrall tells Garrosh that he must answer for his crimes and that he failed the Horde. His BerserkButton firmly pushed, Garrosh proceeds to scream at Thrall for making him Warchief as a temporary measure during ''Cataclysm'' and then leaving him that way even though everyone, Garrosh himself included, knew that he wasn't cut out for it, and declares that ''Thrall'' was the one who failed ''him''.]]
*** [[spoiler:It seems as if Thrall agrees with him. Although he denies Garrosh's claim that [[NeverMyFault Thrall is responsible for the man he is]] ("'''You''' made me what I am!"), he doesn't refute the accusation that whether or not Garrosh failed the Horde, Thrall failed him personally. Case in point? After he defeats his former protegé for the last time, he sullenly walks away with his shoulders sagged and his head down, and if the player tries to talk to him afterwards, he has literally nothing to say.]]
* Towards the end ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', if have chosen the Law or Chaos routes you receive a particularly stinging one during your [[FightingYourFriend already painful]] battle with [[spoiler:Isabeau]] if you choose to [[KnightInSourArmor express doubt]] in your alignment path during [[spoiler:her]] mid-battle dialogue.
** In the followup, ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse Apocalypse]]'', a similar scene occurs when [[spoiler:Nanashi battles his former friends should he agree with Dagda and follow the Anarchy route, with each one voicing their disappointment in him as he strikes them down. Some, like Nozomi and Gaston are very vocal about it while Halleujah and Toki deliver the more quiet version. Even Danu voices her disappointment over how far she thinks Dagda has fallen. Dagda meanwhile does the [[SoProudOfYou exact polar opposite]].]]
* While hallucinating from a powerful poison in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', what does Batman see? Any of the enemies he's fought so far? No. He sees Alfred expressing utter disappointment in him. There's something both touching and sad in that.
* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}4'': How Sully feels about Nate lying to Elena [[spoiler: and wanting to continue the journey for Henry Avery's treasure with Sam after Elena arrives at Madagascar and confronts him]].
* ''VideoGame/Fallout4'':
** If you lower your affinity with character companions, they'll start getting irritated with you. Examples include Hancock (who growls whether he's mad at you or himself...and settles for you) and Codsworth (who wonders if he's disappointed in you or himself for [[BrokenPedestal believing in you]].
** Subverted with Nick Valentine if your affinity drops very low, and he'll have this to say.
--->'''Nick:''' I'm not mad at you. I'm just disap-- No, you know what? I ''am'' mad!
* Due to past events in VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma'', Ragna is brimming with anger and thoughtlessly takes his aggression out on random objects and was about to do the same to a bystander, had it not been for the intervention of Rachel. She expresses her disappointment in his behavior, but due to his aformentioned anger, Ragna has none of it and tells her off. It goes downhill for him from that point onward.
-->'''Ragna:''' "Disappointed?" I don't recall you expecting anything from me, so get the hell out of here!\\
'''Rachel:''' Don't presume to speak to me. I don't need you sullying me.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' Volume 4, the villain Tyrian returns sobbing and in fear to the BigBad Salem to report his failure in capturing Ruby Rose. Rather than pull a YouHaveFailedMe, Salem simply walks past him and states that he's disappointed her in a soft yet cold tone. Tyrian, who reveres Salem like a goddess, is left sobbing in heartbroken despair.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/PvP Online'', Francis, after revealing to Cole his plan to fool the world into thinking that he's waiting for ''Film/{{Star Wars Episode III|RevengeOfTheSith}}'' since Episode II's release with a robotic double of himself, expects Cole to [[WhatTheHellHero lay into him]] for this, but instead gets a simple statement that he's disappointed at him. As Cole walks away, Francis realizes that it's even more effective than yelling at him.
-->'''Francis:''' Please yell at me?
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Trickster mode naturally ends in self disgust. Jane's dad showing STERN FATHERLY DISAPPROVAL upon seeing Jane's antics. Subverted when Dirk expresses disappointment at Roxy falling OffTheWagon, he admits to Jane that he's actually [[SoProudOfYou proud]] of her for buckling down with the sobriety. Kanaya expresses both anger and disappointment [[spoiler: when Rose takes up drinking, as she feels that Rose is both wasting her talents and hurting herself.]]
* In ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'', during the climax of the Surreptitious Machinations arc, Ki finally succeeds in revealing Trudy's role in GPF's collapse, true plans and years of duplicitous behavior. In response, Nick calmly tells Trudy that since he can no longer trust her, he can't return her feelings for him, but [[{{Forgiveness}} he can forgive her]], and asks her to turn herself in. In response, Trudy pulls out a gun and points it at Nick, threatening to kill him the same way her future self did in the BadFuture, but backs down when he simply stares at her fearlessly and invites her to do what she has to do. Trudy's reduced to tears, and when Ki asks if Nick's angry or said, he says he's neither- "Just... disappointed," with a look on his face that haunts Trudy for a long time.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Roleplay/InkCity'', [[VideoGame/Persona4 Yosuke]] repeatedly ignores Souji's wishes to lay low and not draw undue attention to themselves, including signing both of them up as the headliner of a 'Butler Fight'. When he plasters posters with their images and names across the City in order to promote the fight, Souji responds this way.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick tells in the ''Film/ShesAllThat'' review that she's not angry at the nineties it for the bad movies it has, just disappointed.
* At one point in Cleolinda's ''[[http://cleoland.pbworks.com/w/page/10373731/The%20Secret%20Life%20of%20Dolls Secret Life of Dolls]]'' series, Cleo disciplines Edward simply by telling him she's disappointed in him.
* The [[MemeticMutation internet meme]] "Son, I am disappoint" is based on this.
* A poster on {{Website/Reddit}} [[http://redd.it/1c2gvm related this brief anecdote]].
-->It's funny how Mr. Rogers's words end up carrying through to your adulthood. I was once had a co-worker who was being a total jerk to everyone. When he turned on me, I let him have it! I said, "You are not acting like the person [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]] knew you could be." [[JerkassRealization He stood there flat-footed in shock]]. .... "Damn, that was harsh man." About 30 minutes later he personally apologized to each person, one by one.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In "Arthur the Wrecker" on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', Mrs. Read is "not mad, just disappointed" that Arthur disobeyed her by playing on her computer when she asked him not to. And this isn't the only instance of her using this or a similar line in the series.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Joker has gained reality warping powers and has Batman at his mercy. Harley asks Joker if he's going to take off Batman's mask, and Joker says "And reduce my primal enemy to a mere man? Harley my dear, I'm so disappointed in you! [[VillainSong Where's the fun in that?]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'':
** In a segment of the revived show, the two are watching an episode of ''Series/JerseyShore'' where Snookie talks about how someone saying they're disappointed in you hurts a lot worse than if they were just angry. Beavis disagrees. People say they're disappointed in him all the time, and it doesn't bother him none.
** In one episode the two end up at a feminist meeting, under the impression that they're a bunch of chicks who do it for free. Beavis asks Butt-Head why there aren't more guys there if they do it for free.
--->'''Butt-Head:''' Damn it, Beavis, we've got a room full of chicks here who do it for free, and all you can think about is how come there aren't more guys here?\\
'''Beavis:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Um, yeah, how come?]]\\
'''Butt-Head:''' Beavis, I'm a little disappointed in you.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', after Peter engages in some alcohol-induced mischief, Lois says that she isn't mad, just disappointed. Still blitzed out of his mind, Peter considers this a good thing.
* The Earth Empire from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has captured Zaofu, and [[AntagonisticOffspring Bataar Jr.]] tries to force his father and one of his brothers to bow to Kuvira. [[DefiantToTheEnd Bataar Sr.]], however, calmly retorts that he was disappointed in what he had done.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In the episode "Owl's Well That Ends Well", Spike was already on edge from being worried that Owlowiscious would replace him as number 1 assistant, and in turn, take away some of the admiration that went towards him, and when Twilight Sparkle finds out that Spike lied to her about the book he was asked to get, she says he is very disappointed in him.
** Princess Celestia throws this at Twilight Sparkle when she accuses Princess Cadance of being evil with flimsy, easily explained "evidence". This is after having, throughout the episode, expressed anger and resentment towards her brother about not being told about his wedding to Cadence sooner and jealousy towards Cadence; causing the whole thing to come off as petty and childish on Twilight's part. Once it comes out that [[spoiler:Twilight was ''correct'', everypony's quick to apologize]].
** In the episode "Every Little Thing She Does", Twilight comes home to find her student, [[TheAtoner Starlight Glimmer]], has resorted to ''mind-control'' in an attempt to make her friendship lessons go more smoothly. She tells Starlight that she's less mad than disappointed to find her taking such a huge step backwards.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** "Marge Be Not Proud", from Season 7: Marge is clearly at the end of her patience with Bart after he had been caught shoplifting a video game from a local discount store, but instead of yelling at or lecturing him, she just shuns him. The clear disappointment Marge has with Bart says far more than any punishment could.
** And again in "Bart the Mother", when Bart kills a bird. Even worse in that he was trying to ''miss'', but the sight on the pellet-gun was already off-mark.
** Parodied later, with an inversion of how the trope would normally go. Someone is forced to bring bad news to [[TheDon Fat Tony]], and says that he know Tony will be disappointed. Tony responds that "I am not so much disappointed as I am blinded by rage!"
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** In the tie-in comic "No Sympathy", this is how Agent Kallus reacts when his former student Swain [[HeelFaceDoorSlam attempts to defect]] out of disgust for the Empire's cruelty. Considering that he [[spoiler:would later have a HeelFaceTurn for similar reasons]], this becomes HarsherInHindsight.
** On that note, in "[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes Through Imperial Eyes]]", at the end, Colonel Wullf Yularen is extremely disappointed that [[spoiler:Kallus, who was one of his best students]], has become a ReverseMole.