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When someone is captured, and then one of the captors goes to visit the captive. The captive expects the captor to make with some EvilGloating. But usually, if it's shown, then he hasn't come to gloat, and it's just {{Exposition}}. Sometimes he gloats anyway, though. Not limited to captures, either - it can be spoken any time when there are two longtime rivals and one of them suffers a misfortune. Sometimes the rival makes an unethical offer. For example, he may offer to buy the other partner's half of their business (the price is good, but it'll still mean they're out of business), or offer to pay the other partner's debts in exchange for getting the Love Interest, etc.



[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Happens in the ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' comic. The turtles are being held prisoner by a crazed whaler who is essentially a Japanese [[Literature/MobyDick Captain Ahab]]. When his first mate visits them in the brig, they start cursing at him and one of them shouts, "Come to gloat?" Subverted in that the whaler has actually come down to free them.
* Played for tragedy in ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', when Empowered walks in on [[AlphaBitch Sistah Spooky]] [[spoiler: moments after the death of the latter's ex-lover Mindf**k. Unusually; within seconds ''Emp'' is bound, blindfolded, and surrounded by far too many levitating sharp objects as a grief-maddened mage demands to be gloated at.]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ADifferentLesson'': At the very start of the story, when Shifu comes to visit Tai Lung's cell at the Jade Palace after the Wuxi Finger Hold, the snow leopard accuses his father of this.
* ''FanFic/ACaptiveLight'': [[spoiler:Kari]] to Ken. To her confusion, he hasnít.
* ''FanFic/{{Shadowchasers}}'': [[spoiler: Hebi-Na says this to Ember when she (Ember) approaches Hebi-Na after she loses to Wilhelm while in her weakened state. Ember doesn't.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''. Loki when Thor turns up [[EnemyMine to free him in exchange for his help]]. An interesting version in that when Loki gives this trope, he appears as his usual [[ManOfWealthAndTaste nattily-dressed self]] delivering the expected [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speeches]], but Thor tells him to drop the facade. The glamor then disappears to reveal Loki with unkempt hair, slumped at the back of his trashed LuxuryPrisonSuite.

* ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'': Several times.
* In ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'', Remigius asks this to Philip when he finds him begging. Instead of that, Philip invites him back to Kingsbridge.
* At the end of ''Literature/SpocksWorld'', the BigBad asks if Spock has the desire to make fun, because of the obvious slipping in said character's capabilities. Spock answers, "If that was my thought, there is nothing in it to do me ill credit." But he doesn't.
* Yellowfang from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' asks Molepelt this after she [[spoiler:kills Brokenstar]], since she had been feeling very guilty about it. To her surprise, he says he would never gloat. [=ShadowClan=] was his Clan too.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}} II'' (episode "Head"), the gang finds out that Lord Farrow (whom Edmund is trying to impersonate) was missing an arm. Edmund sends Percy to speak with Lady Farrow and find out which arm her husband lacked, which results in Percy demanding proof that she's not just a "gloater" pretending to be a relative so she can mock the condemned man.
-->'''Blackadder:''' "Gloaters"...you really are a prat, aren't you Percy?
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "The Most Toys," Kivas Fajo, the thief who obtained Data as one of his own possessions is eventually arrested and everything he stole returned. As he is imprisoned on the Enterprise:
-->'''Kivas:''' (''cynically'') That must give you great pleasure.\\
'''Data:''' No, sir. It does not. I do not feel pleasure. I am only an android.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Loghain from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' invokes this trope the first time the Warden speaks to him at camp. He'll ask whether the Warden is planning on insulting him or keeping him as a trophy. You have an array of dialogue options.
* In ''VideoGame/StarCraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'' this is said by Narud to the infested Stukov. Stukov's reply is he's there to say "goodnight you son of a bitch!"
* This DummiedOut line from ''Videogame/Portal2'' that was supposed to play after finding [[spoiler: [=PotatOS=]]] again. It was changed later to sound less aggressive.
-->'''[=GLaDOS=]:''' [[AC: Oh. It's you. Go away. Come to gloat? Go on. Get a goooood lonnnnng look. Go on. [[YouAreFat Get a big fat eyeful. With your big fat eyes.]] That's right. [[spoiler: [[ARareSentence A potato]]]] [[ARareSentence just called your eyes fat]]. Now your fat eyes have seen everything.]]
* Played straight in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', when [[spoiler: Anna Navarre comes to visit JC in the prison compound underneath Unatco HQ.]] The usage of the line itself is inverted however, as she forestalls any such question by JC, saying outright "I came to watch you die". JC is defiant instead of angered.


[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Edgeworth says it to Phoenix in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' after being arrested. Of course, Phoenix isn't there to gloat, but rather to defend Edgeworth.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' when Bob finds Galatea at the lowest point in her young life, shivering alone behind a trashcan in a downpour, she snarls, "So... You followed me! Why?? Come to gloat at me, while I'm in this pathetic state? How petty!" [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20080902.html She's wrong, of course.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': In "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom", future Zim asks this of future Dib.
* The penultimate scene in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Hereafter", Lex Luthor showed up at the memorial service for the [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated supposedly dead]] Superman. Lois Lane angrily confronted him and accused him of coming to gloat; he replied that [[AntagonistInMourning he misses Superman too]].