''"Omae no aite wa ore da!"''

''"I am your opponent!"''[[note]]Or, more literally, "[[ATroperIsYou Your opponent is I!]]"[[/note]]

A stock phrase that is a form of ThrowingDownTheGauntlet. Very common in {{shonen}} action series, as one would expect. Sometimes used when the speaker wants their opposition to disengage from a fight with someone else, and engage the speaker instead (for example, a BigDamnHeroes moment, to foiling a YouShallNotPass).

Sometimes translated literally, sometimes the translator will go for idiomatic phrases which fit the context, such as "Let's dance" or "You're facing me now." Similar to GoThroughMe, except with the implication that the user may go through ''you'' first. Compare ThisIsUnforgivable, DrawAggro. Heavily related to BaitAndSwitchBoss.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Attempted by Wajima in ''Manga/RokudenashiBlues''. [[TheHero Maeda]] gives him an OffhandBackhand for his trouble.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' is keen on this, especially as most stories give the protagonist a (usually masked) rival who over time becomes obsessed with beating the lead Gundam. Possibly the most extreme example of this occurs in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'''s second season with the character of Mr. Bushido (Graham Acre), who uses his One-Man Army License to completely ignore orders and standard military structure so he can fight Setsuna; he even says this phrase a couple of times when Setsuna tries to break off their duels.
** Setsuna says this to Hilling Care after destroying her {{BFG}} when the latter attempted to shoot down the ''[[CoolStarship Ptolemaios]]'' during the assault on [[KillSat Memento Mori]].
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Ichigo to Jin Kariya during the Bount arc, while Yoruichi and Byakuya are also present.
** Ulquiorra does this to Ichigo when he leaves in the middle of their fight to try to stop [[ClingyJealousGirl Loly and Menoly]] from beating Orihime.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** Used in the movie ''Anime/TheTreeOfMight''. Piccolo shouts this in the Japanese version as he attacks the BigBad Turles as he's watching his minions in combat. In the English dub, he shouts out, "This isn't a spectator sport!"
** And during the main series, while Captain Ginyu is fighting Krillin and Gohan, Jeice is about to help him, but is stopped by Vegeta.
* Happens all the time in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' (episode 115 is titled after this phrase). Bad guys (and, less often, good guys) find it difficult to complete their primary mission when facing an imminent duel to the death.
** Lampshaded/parodied in a flashback to Tobi making [[spoiler:Minato]] fight him instead of defending his village, said even though he's about to win instantly, amending "And... we're done!" to his declaration.
** in the beginning of ''Naruto: Shippuden'', Akatsuki Sasori to Kankuro, to stop him from interfering with Deidara leaving with the unconcious Gaara. Sasori had to say it ''twice'' to make it take.
** Kakashi to one of Pain's bodies in order to save Iruka.
** When Naruto finally shows up to fight Pain, Tsunade refuses to stand down since it's her duty to protect the village. Pain declairs that "His business is not with her" and dismisses her by launching one of his bodies forward for a killing blow. The moment before it reaches her Naruto smashes it to pieces with a rasengan, declaring "Your business is with me!".
* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', Inuyasha uses it several times, Sango a couple of times. It's also frequently inverted by [[BigBad Naraku]], who prefers, [[LetsYouAndHimFight "He is your opponent."]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Used frequently, to the point of almost being ArcWords. For example, it was used by [[http://www.mangafox.com/page/manga/read/71/mahou_sensei_negima/chapter.11084/page.11/ Yue]] during the "Negi lip-capture contest" in the [[ClassTrip trip to Nara and Kyoto]]. [[http://www.mangafox.com/page/manga/read/71/mahou_sensei_negima/chapter.11096/page.6/ Said to Setsuna]] during the battle vs 150 summoned monsters. Said by [[http://www.mangafox.com/page/manga/read/71/mahou_sensei_negima/chapter.11099/page.2/ Fate Averruncus]] to Negi and Asuna. [[http://www.mangafox.com/page/manga/read/71/mahou_sensei_negima/chapter.11201/page.6/ Chachamaru said it]], in preparation to confront Chisame. Yue used it again, when [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v23/c213/07.html facing the griffin-dragon]].
** Also used in a variation by Fate with "I am ''his'' opponent."
--> '''Tsukuyomi:''' "I will take the boy by myself. I'm sure you'll have no issue with that."
--> '''Fate:''' "...That is not acceptable, Tsukuyomi."
--> *The entire upper half of the tower '''explodes'''.
--> '''Fate:''' "His opponent shall be ''me''."
* ''Anime/NightWizard'': [[spoiler:Bell Zephyr]] says this to get the BigBad to attack ''her'' rather than attacking Hiragii Renji, thus buying him time.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Yami Yugi uses it a few times.
* Even mentioned once in ''Manga/WeddingPeach'', between Limone and Pluie.
* Used with a twist in ''Manga/OnePiece''. When Luffy is lying on the ground during his fight with Lucci, too exhausted to move, Usopp suddenly takes off his mask and yells at Lucci that he'll be his opponent. Luffy immediately tells Usopp that he's not strong enough to take on Lucci, and he'll finish off Lucci. Usopp replies:
--> '''Usopp:''' Then stand up! And don't act like you're about to die! It's not like you! Even if there are billows of smoke, we can still see the sky! We can still see the ocean! IT AIN'T LIKE IT'S HELL HERE! Don't act like you're about to die! Don't make me worry so much damnit!
** This is also done in a straighter manner from the Franky Family to Baskerville.
** Also in an early arc, when Buggy the Clown ignores his fight with Luffy to pursue Nami, Luffy reminds him of who his opponent is by [[GroinAttack kicking him in the groin]].
** There's a great one during the Whitebeard War when Shanks and his crew arrive. He calls for the battle to end, and says 'If there is anyone out there still thirsting for more...then step forward! We...will be your opponents!' [[TheDreaded Everybody immediately backs down.]]
* Ginrai in ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' says this so often it qualifies as a {{catchphrase}}. Grand Maximus also gets in on the action once in a while.
** He also said the same phrase when he came to Star Saber's rescue in ''Anime/TransformersVictory''.
* Arf of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' may not have used the exact words when she faced Zafira in the second season, but it had the same intent.
--> '''Arf:''' Our masters[[note]]She is referring to Fate fighting Signum, though she's incorrect. While Zafira considers Signum his leader, the Mistress of the Book of Darkness is his master.[[/note]] are going to fight one on one. We'll do the same.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' Usually it's Tsuna saying that
** In his fight against Xanxus, [[spoiler: when they are watching the Guardians do some action,]] Tsuna reminds Xanxus that he is the opponent.
** When Uni is temporarily held hostage [[spoiler: by the Funeral Wreaths]], and... [[spoiler: Gamma, Tazuru, and Nosaru come to save the day, but are about to lose...]] Tsuna comes in Hyper Dying Will Mode and with his [[spoiler: incredibly cute and adorable]] Box weapon Nuts and says the near-same line.
* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', this is a favourite phrase of the NinjaMaid, Wilhelmina, [[VerbalTic de arimasu~]].
* In an episode of ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', Starscream says this to Optimus Prime.
* [[EliteMook Naoe]] [[SmallNameBigEgo Kanetsugu]] tries this line on [[TheJuggernaut Honda Tadakatsu]] in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'''s anime adaptation. [[MegatonPunch It works about as well as can be expected.]]
* Pretty much all the time in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', where the heroes' standard operating procedure is to run through the enemy's stronghold and face each one of his lieutenants individually. Typically, one or more of Athena's Saints will arrive at a new battleground, he'll be faced with the [[YouShallNotPass guardian du jour]], and an ally [[BigDamnHeroes will come along]] or [[DwindlingParty stay behind]] to fight the guardian instead, letting the original Saint (mostly Seiya) continue on the mission. Sometimes with these exact words.
** And parodied in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf TheMovie, Big Trouble In Nekonron, China'', where Shampoo does ''this exact thing'' to save Ranma from the lute-wielding Monron, and indeed says that she's "[Monron's] only opponent now" while Ranma and Lychee escape. But then, the entire Seven Lucky Gods sequence was a parody of ''Saint Seiya'''s Sanctuary arc.
* As if ''Anime/CodeGeass'' wasn't full of [[WhamEpisode Wham Moment]]s already, [[spoiler:a once thought to be dead Nunnally shows up and declares herself enemy to Lelouch and Suzaku, who are in the middle of the Zero Requiem]]. Even better: [[spoiler:she's a wheelchaired little girl with the remote control to an arsenal of nukes]].
* This is spoken word-for-word by Alita in ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita: Last Order]]'', when trying to redirect the attention of the attacking {{Giant Mecha}} from innocent bystanders to herself.
* Expect to hear this often in either ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'' or ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed''.
* "Anime/GreatMazinger [[{{Anime/Mazinkaiser}} will be your opponent!]]"
* Used in ''Manga/SoulEater'' several times. [[SmallNameBigEgo Black*Star]] is fond of claims to this effect, though on one occasion Maka [[ItsPersonal insisted]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship otherwise]], and he has been outright ignored at least once.
[[folder:Comic Book]]
* ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'': Connor, a ruthless member of the Saviors, starts beating [[FriendlySniper Andrea]] telling her to not focus on her friends down there who are at the mercy of Connor's leader but on him up here.
[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', [[spoiler:Applejack]] ultimately ends up pulling this on [[spoiler:[[GodOfEvil Nyarlathotrot]], one half of the BigBadDuumvirate. She does this to allow the CMC and Daring Do to continue on towards the World Tower, but also because ItsPersonal and she intends to defeat him. [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu She succeeds]], resulting in him and his family who helped him being banished from the Pony POV Multiverse for 8 billion years.]]
* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': When they reencounter each other in the Hall of Ice, [[EnigmaticMinion Blankman]] pulls this on Jackie, who he views as a WorthyOpponent. He says that if Jackie faces him in a continuation of their previous duel in the Vault of Endless Night, [[TheRestShallPass he'll allow the rest of the J-Team to pass]] and continue their quest to stop [[VillainProtagonist Jade]]. Since they're hard pressed for time, Jackie agrees.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In the third act of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Sifu issues one to Tai Lung.
--> '''Tai Lung:''' Where's the Dragon Warrior? Did I... scare him off?
--> '''Sifu:''' This battle is between you and me.
--> '''Tai Lung:''' [[CallingTheOldManOut So that is how it's going to be.]]
* At the climax of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': When Mulan reveals herself to [[BigBad Shan Yu]]. Impressively, he doesn't seem to care that she's a girl. He simply recognizes that she's the one who defeated him.
-->'''Shan Yu:''' ''(preparing to kill Shang)'' You! You took away my victory!
-->'''Mulan:''' ''(throws a shoe at him)'' No! ''I'' did. ''(holds her hair the way it was as a soldier)''
-->'''Shan Yu:''' ''[Almost awestruck]'' ''The soldier from the mountains.''
* Done with a roar in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', where the hyenas had chased Simba and Nala into a corner. Simba tried to challenge them with an ineffective roar, to which they laughed. The second roar was [[OhCrap much more startling]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** The phrase, if not the context, was used by the Klingon Captain Kruge to Kirk in ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}''
** Meanwhile, in ''Film/{{Star Trek VI|The Undiscovered Country}}'', Sulu does this in context but without the line, presenting the ''Excelsior'' as a tempting target to the villain in order to take the heat off of the badly battered ''Enterprise''.
-->'''Captain Sulu''': Let's give him something else to shoot at.
* Liu Kang's challenge to Shang Tsung in the ''Film/MortalKombat'' movie came off Shang Tsung's challenge to Johnny Cage, who had beaten Goro in the last major fight in the Earth Realm. "Do you accept, or yield?"
* [[Film/{{Batman}} "I'm Batman."]]
* The final battle of ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', starts with Optimus demanding the BigBad come and duel him. Sort of subverted though in that said big bad proceeds to order the Decepticon troopers to fire at him a few seconds in, which causes Ratchet, Bumblebee, and Sideswipe to rush the big bad in turn, cause the battle to become rather chaotic.
* ''Film/{{Hook}}'': "The old man is mine!" Subverted, because Peter immediately gets distracted by his kids, leaving Rufio to fight Captain Hook.
* ''Film/TheNeverEndingStory'': Atreyu does this to Gmork overlapping with BringIt:
-->"If we're about to die anyway, I'd rather die ''fighting!'' [[ThrowingDownTheGauntlet Come for me, Gmork!]] '''''I''''' '''''am''''' '''''Atreyu!'''''"
* Doc Holliday in ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' shows up to a duel when his opponent was expecting someone else.

* Happens often in the ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''. In a particularly memorable battle, [[BoisterousBruiser Zhang Fei]] issues one to [[AxCrazy Lu Bu]].
* In ''Literature/{{Taiko}}'', set during the Unification of Japan, it is noted that the style of warfare is changing, and that the custom of declaring yourself as "so-and-so of clan so-and-so" is on the decline.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Invoked by the Doctor in ''Victory of the Daleks'', while beating a Dalek (feigning ignorance of him) with a giant wrench.
--> '''Doctor''': [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You! Are! MY! Enemy!]] And I am YOURS!

* A lyric in Music/GangStarr's "So Wassup?!" goes:
-->''Now you're facin' me/I'm your ultimate challenger''

[[folder:Religion and Mythology]]
* Happens often in the epic of ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/OdinSphere''. Cornelius is fond of this one, but it's also [[BigDamnHeroes in his character.]]
* In one of Karin's prefight openings in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 3'', her gargantuan butler pounds his fists together as if he's about to fight and Karin is nowhere to be seen... until she tosses his serving platter at him from offscreen and he sheepishly lets her take center stage.
* This is Duke's introduction against a non-central character in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters: Maximum Impact''.
-->'''Duke:''' "The plan is that I am to be your opponent. And I promise you... heh, heh... you'll enjoy it. But... you will pay the price... with your blood."
* King's special introduction against fellow Muay Thai fighters [[VideoGame/FatalFury Joe]] and [[Franchise/StreetFighter Sagat]] in ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'': "Aite ni naru wa." ("I'll be your opponent.")
* Happens a couple of times in the main storyline of ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', generally between characters that didn't feature in the same game, [[spoiler:such as [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Warrior of Light]] fighting [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Zidane]] versus [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Garland]], or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Ultimecia]] against [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion]].]]
* In [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)]], after [[TheHeart Amy]] [[GoThroughMe stands infront of]] SonicTheHedgehog against Silver, Silver takes a break before going after Sonic again. This trope comes into play when [[HeroAntagonist Silver]] catches and almost kills Sonic, only to be stopped by Shadow the Hedgehog, who takes on Silver while Sonic runs ahead.
* While not spoken, this occurs many times in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', where Shepard will literally charge down a Reaper, ''on foot'', causing the Reaper to immediately focus their main gun entirely on him/her. Then Shepard '''kills''' them.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Aveline says "Face me, I stand for all of us!" when she uses her taunt.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', this is frequently invoked by the Dragonborn whenever a Dragon attacks.
* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'''s ''Clipped Wings 2'' DLC, you first engage the ArchangelGabriel and defeat her. Before you can land the deathblow, however, [[ArchangelMichael Michael]] bursts in, allowing Gabriel to bail out.
* ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' has Kormac the Templar as an NPC follower, who drops this line almost verbatim when he uses one of this skills to taunt enemies into attacking him instead of you.
* In [[VideoGame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft Hearthstone]], the following nine LargeHam words indicate that the GodzillaThreshold has officially been reached, you're no longer fighting the puny warlock hero, instead..
--> "You face JARAXXUS, ''EREDAR LORD'' OF THE '''''BURNING LEGION!!'''''"
** This is also his beginning quote in [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft his debut game]] after undoing a trifling gnome that tried to bind him, making sure that you're not fighting some 'fearsome Doomguard' like that trifling gnome clamored.
* In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem 12]], the [[PlayerCharacter Hero of Shadow]] uses this trope to challenge [[BigBad Emperor Hardin]].
--> '''Hardin:''' "I've no quarrel with you... Bring Marth to me!!"
--> '''[[PlayerCharacter Hero of Shadow]]:''' "Dark Emperor Hardin... Look nowhere else, I am your opponent!"
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', the party comes face-to-face with the leader of the terrorist group the Imperial Liberation Front, C, for the first time [[spoiler:or so they think.]] All of the groups main members are there, but he declares that he will face them.
-->'''C''': Wielders of the longsword, the greatsword, the twin gun swords. Stand and face me. I shall be your opponent. ... Haha. Think of this as an entertaining way to kill some time.
* Rean Schwarzer, rather awesomely in the sequel ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel II'' when [[spoiler:facing Blueblanc and Duvalie after activating his Super Mode (or "ogre power") at will for the first time.]]
-->'''Rean''': Eight Leaves, One-Blade, intermediate level. I, Rean Schwarzer, will be your opponent!
* In ''VideoGame/FairyFencerF: Advent Dark Force'', in the [[spoiler:Vile God timeline, Fang orders him to fight the party,]] but he replies that he's not trained for combat. When [[spoiler:Fang]] threatens to defer his next bonus into a research fund for a product that they've never been able to sell, it motivates him.
-->'''Vivian''': Strengthen your resolve, Paiga. If you take action here, the president might actually take your advice later on.
-->'''Paiga''': ...A-All right, then! Heed me, kidnappers! I am your opponent! Stand and fight me!

* Used in ''[[http://www.revenant-braves.schala.net Circumstances of the Revenant Braves]]'' by both Sol and Pyrus.
* Used ''[[http://www.goblinscomic.com/11302010-4/ here]]'' in ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* Tygra from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' made it awwwwesome!
--> '''Tygra''': You better be sure you want to do this. Because I've got his back.

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* Shortly before UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, Creator/BenjaminFranklin wrote to Mr. Strahan, a member of Parliament with whom he had once maintained a correspondence, accusing him and Parliament of crimes against the American people. He closed the letter with this laconic salutation:
-->''[[WeUsedToBeFriends You and I were long friends]]; you are now my enemy, and I am...''