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I'll Kill You!

"I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'LL KILL YOU!"
Ishida Mitsunari and/or Asuka Langley Soryu, on a bad day.

Someone threatens to kill someone else, often by yelling it at the top of their lungs or by simply saying it calmly. Or variations on this theme, most notably with the F-Bomb or with an accent such as "I keel yew!" Hilarity Ensues, especially if the threatened person replies with "Is That a Threat?". If there's no realistic chance of it being carried out, this is also quite a straightforward example of Ineffectual Death Threats. Unless said target dies, in which case they'll be near the top of the suspect list.

Note that this is a stock phrase and must be a variation on "I'll Kill You" and not just a threat on a person's life.

Contrast You Will Be Spared and I Kiss Your Foot.


Examples:

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    Anime and Manga 
  • Yuiko of Beast Master screams "If you're going to rape me, I'll kill you!" as she's stomping the hell out of some guy she thought was a rapist but who's actually Toki-san, Leo's friend who watches out for him. In the same chapter she's later attacked by a real rapist who holds a knife to her face and says "Don't you dare scream or fight back. If you get on my nerves, I'll kill you."
  • Vincent says a version of it in Bizenghast, in reply to Edaniel's quirkiness: "I am going to kill you right in the face."
  • Near the end of Black Cat, Creed screams this at Train when it becomes clear that the latter isn't going to join him. The fact that he goes One-Winged Angel in the process makes it pretty clear that this is also the start of Creed's final Villainous Breakdown.
  • Black Lagoon: In episode 15 Revy tells Gretel, who just told her they're Not So Different, "Look, I really don't give a shit. If you fuck with him (Rock) again, I'll kill you. Not to mention, if you say anything to piss me off I'll kill you for that too."
  • Bleach: Yumichika in this clip saying "I'll kill you!" with a scary raep face, although it was just the fake soul in his gigai.
    • Played straight by the real Yumichika in the Soul Society Arc when stopping to calmly threaten two officers who are slacking off in their street-sweeping duties.
      • "If you leave even a single speck of dirt... I'll kill you."
    • Loly says the following to Grimmjow before the latter brutally mauls her: "Aizen-sama is gonna kill you! He'll kill you! Kill you dead!"
  • In a Death Note flashback, when Misa tries to ignore a Stalker with a Crush who surprises her at night, he pulls a knife, saying, "Then I'll kill you and myself!"
    • A similar exclamation is made by Light's father, in reference to his son and himself. He was acting, in order to prove Light wasn't Kira.
  • Near the end of Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Super Bojack fires an energy blast to attempt to kill SSJ2 Gohan. After Gohan apparently survives the attack, unharmed, Bojack yells, "I WILL KILL YOU!" And then Gohan punches a hole through his gut.
    • Not just the movies; this is basically Super Buu's Catch Phrase.
  • Elfen Lied: Bando to Mayu: "And if you're not straight with me I'll fucking kill you too!"
  • Asuka says this repeatedly in The End Of Evangelion while trying to Grasp the Sun after she is utterly fragged by mass produced Evas but refuses to give up.
  • Said by Kenshiro to Shin in Fist of the North Star when Shin tried to drive Ken into a Heroic Blue Screen of Death by killing Yuria. But Kenshiro doesn't work like that, and so a Curb-Stomp Battle ensues.
  • In the English dub for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood episode 58, Mustang uses it quite well when put in a helpless situation.
    Gold-toothed Doctor: "We just need you to open the portal and then return."
    Mustang: "No, not a chance! I won't be your puppet!"
    Gold-toothed Doctor: "I told you, we've run out of time."
    Soldier restraining Hawkeye slits her throat, letting her fall limp on the floor.
    Mustang: silent for a beat, shocked "LIEUTENANT!...LIEUTENANT!! LIEUTENANT!!!"
    Gold-toothed Doctor: "Now then, maybe you've had a change of heart. What say you Mustang?"
    Mustang: (still restrained) "I'LL KILL YOU!!!"
    • It may be worth noting that his voice even cracked during his empty death threat.
  • Full Metal Panic!: Sousuke says this to Gauron... how many times? Every time Sousuke says this in a rage, Gauron tends to respond in ecstasy along the lines of: "Oh, I'm SO HAPPY Kashim!!" Which tends to end with Sousuke blasting him to bits... only for it to happen again. Hey, the guy's a cockroach.
    • Also:
      Kaname: HE'S LATE!!! What is that idiot thinking, being completely out of reach two days straight?! He still has the notes I let him borrow! I couldn't do my homework, I'LL KILL HIM!!!
    • Of course Sousuke forgot about it but he didn't get anything other than spanking with the Paper Fan of Doom.
  • Girls Bravo: The following is spoken by a Kilty-chan keychain:
    "I love you! I hold you! I kill you!"
  • Gundam SEED: Yzak towards Kira, or rather 'The Pilot of the Strike' to him.
    • Except in the edited-for-Toonami dub, where he says, "I will destroy you".
  • Gundam Wing: This is Heero Yuy's Catch Phrase. It's subverted in that, he never actually goes through with it no matter to whom he's referring, including Relena, Duo, Quatre, Zechs.... Since he's a slowly-thawing assassin, it may be that he's trying to convince himself that he has to kill people he cares about for The Greater Good... and utterly failing every time (or, in Relena's case, as a warning for her to stay away).
  • Hunter × Hunter. Killua says this in chapter 303: "Enter this circle, and I kill you."
    • Gon to Pitou at the end of Chapter 305.
    • In chapter 309, Werefin to Ikarugo: "Don't get ahead of yourself! I should fucking kill you, dammit!"
  • How many times did Sesshoumaru calmly say to Jaken, "Shut up, I'll kill you." or "Urusai, korosuzo." The fact that Sesshoumaru even bothers warning Jaken implies that he's not planning to go through with the threat, though.
  • Gamma to Byakuran in chapter 355 of Katekyo Hitman Reborn!.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Plus Shadow Link screams "I'll kill every last one of you!" after Vio betrays him and is rescued by the other Links.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima!
    Ayaka Yukihiro: Asuna, I'll kill you!
    • Taken much more seriously in Chapter 265, though it's Nodoka's artifact revealing Negi thinking this, as he couldn't really talk at the moment. It gets to the point that every single page turns completely black from the overflowing threats. Every single inch of every single page
  • Yuno in chapter 51 of Mirai Nikki to Akise. "How annoying you are. I'll kill you for good this time!"
  • A truly awesome example occurs in Naruto after the title character discovers an apparently dead Gaara on the ground with Deidara and Sasori sitting on top of his body.
    Naruto: You jerks...I'M GONNA KILL ALL OF YOU!!!
    • Tsunade-Sama was threatened to be killed by Jiraiya, after he deduced that she led negotiations with Orochimaru, if she would commit any kind of treason against their home village (Such as restoring Orochimaru hands. Orochimaru made it quite clear that his first deed with them would be to annihilate the home village).
    • Another instance in the anime when Sai insults Naruto's size after Naruto insults his drawing has Naruto saying "Let me be perfectly clear. I hate you!" But when he says that it sounds like he's saying "I...KEEL YEW!"
    • He says this to Haku too much earlier.
    • And to Mizuki in the FIRST EPISODE. Actually, looking back, Naruto is pretty quick to say it.
      • Despite having racked up, after 515 chapters, a body count of precisely zero.
      • Not counting the ones he's had lengthy conversations with.
      • He actually did kill Yura during the Kazekage Rescue arc. He was transformed into Itachi until he died, but Naruto did kill him. He also basically killed Kakuzu. Kakashi mercy-killed him with Raikiri, but he was already dying. And if you count the anime filler, he also killed Aoi, Shura, Toki, Fuka, and Disonasu.
    • Another example occurs with Kakuzu and Hidan:
    Kakuzu: That wound on your neck is ugly. Cover it up.
    Hidan: Hey, my hitai-ate [Japanese for "forehead protector"]! Wow, you actually picked it up for me? Kakuzu, you can be a nice guy when you try!
    Kakuzu: Shut up, Hidan! Come on!
    Hidan: Hey! Wait a sec! Yo, Kakuzu! You may act like a jerk, but you really like me, don't you?
    Kakuzu: Keep talking and I will kill you.
    Hidan: Aw, don't get shy on me...
  • Noir: Part of the arrangement between Mireille and Kirika.
  • Princess Nefertari Vivi to Crocodile, in the Alabasta arc of One Piece. Doubles as OOC Is Serious Business, seeing how nice Vivi is and how much she hates the idea of people dying.
  • Pani Poni Dash! LOVES this trope to the point where it's close to a new genre: "Threatning Black Comedy". Seriously, it's kinda abused.
    • Miyako throws the most over-the-top version of the trope by the fourth episode:
    Miyako: I HOPE YOU DIE, YOU MISERABLE BIIIIIIIIIIIITCH!!!
  • Misao reacts this way to being flashed by a crossdressing male opponent in Rurouni Kenshin. In Gratuitous English, too.
    • We cannot forget Yatsume in one of the last volumes. He shouts it ad nauseum, saliva going everywhere! The reason for this? Saitou calls him a FREAK!
  • In the official translation of Strawberry Marshmallow, Chika, who has been chucked in the bin, says this out of frustration when her sister and their neighbor come back in to watch her struggle to get out:
    I'm gonna kill...ng...KILL BOTH OF YOU!!
  • Tentai Senshi Sunred: Hellwolf says "Kurochu!"- translated by ANBU as "I kill youz!"
    • Usually, monsters from Florsheim say this to Sunred before attacking him. And then, they get beaten to the pulp.
  • Ja from Tower of God screams this at Kim Lurker, who had just killed Nia. Lurker doesn't take him seriously, since there is nothing he could do. Oh, but he could. He could get Viole.
  • Battler yells this to Beatrice after Ange's death in the 4th game of Umineko no Naku Koro ni.
    • In episode 17 of the Umineko No Naku Koro Ni anime Jessica blames Eva for the death of her parents. Eva gets defensive and accuses Jessica and Battler of killing George. Jessica gets pissed off at Eva's accusation and yells "I'll kill you! I'll kill you!" at her.
  • In the first volume of the yaoi manga Under Grand Hotel Sen defends himself against a rapist by poking the guy's eye out with a cross necklace he won in a checker game from Swordfish. In response, the guy starts choking Sen and says, "You damn Jap! I'll kill you!"
  • Said by the Batguy in Yaiba, after he slice his forehead and cut his sunglasses in half.
  • Miura, despite her boyish mannerisms, is actually quite squeamish about certain things (in contrast to the more girly-seeming Ena, who has no trouble with dehooking or cleaning fish and thinks frogs are cute). When taken on a fishing trip, she balks at being given bait, thinking it's going to be a worm. It's a grub instead. She is then offered salmon roe as a replacement.
    Miura: That's way better than some grub! I'm gonna kill you!
  • Iketeru Futari: Koizumi. Constantly!
  • A comedic, unintentional example occurs in Shinryaku! Ika Musume during the "English" episode in the second series. When Eiko (who doesn't speak a word of English) sees a foreign tourist trying to get to Yuigahama station, and asks for directions, she says "Aru keru yo" ("You can walk there"). To the tourist however, it sounded like she was saying "I'll kill you", causing him to run away as fast as he can.note 

    Comic Books 
  • Buck Godot: Zap Gun for Hire: Cheapskate bar owner Al's reaction to Kooblen Trader/Captain's hidden pumping fee on 20,000 gallons of super-cooled mega-joy juice.
    • "Kill them-kill them all."
  • Famously used (poorly) by Superboy Prime in Countdown to Final Crisis: "I'll kill you! I'll kill you to death!"
  • Invoked unwisely in Daredevil; Bullseye and Daredevil go on a city-wide rooftop chase after Bullseye murders Daredevil's ex-lover Elektra. It ends with Bullseye dangling in Daredevil's grip over a long drop...until he shouts "Kill you! I'll kill—" and Daredevil drops him.
    • With a heck of a line: "You'll kill no one." DROP "Ever again." Dead calm, ice cold. DD can be a badass when it is called for.
  • In his first appearance, The Joker was not played at all as funny, even in a dark way. He was, in fact, a permanently smiling psychotic gangster with no sense of humor whatsoever. In his first fight with Batman, Bats is actually the one making puns, Joker's Line? "I am going to kill you!"
  • Throwaway line in the first Sam & Max: Freelance Police comic, as they walk past the office of their neighbor, private investigator Flint Paper, who is in the middle of a brawl with some random Mooks. Paper's unconcerned with the violence and is about to throw a chair at one Mook, who is aiming two guns at him while shouting "AH KIH YEW!"
  • In Sparks, Galahad, when trapped in a burning building, starts repeating to his attacker "I will find her and I will kill you".

    Fanfiction 
  • In the Shaman King fanfiction A Gift Of Love, this practically a stock phrase for Ren. He says it more than ten times. Ren II also threatens a few people in this manner in return for harming Lien. Most of the other characters that say it do so half-heartedly when they're annoyed and not with any murderous intent.
  • In My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III Ace Ray says this to Skye after she declares him to be as bad as the evil they face, which results in him being officially declared a criminal, beaten and arrested.
  • In the Star Trek: The Original Series fanfic Step by Step, Kirk tells McCoy that he "will kill [him] in [his] sleep" after the doctor admits that he "put [Spock] up" to giving him plomeek soup.
  • In the Yin Yang Yo fanfiction Re: Yin Yang Who? Yang had this to say:
    "I'll do you an injury; better yet, I'll kill you!"

    Films — Animated 
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West has Tiger saying this to Cat R. Waul's gang when they hold Miss Kitty hostage:
    Tiger: You harm one patch of fur on her, and I'll tear you apart!
  • Non-verbatim one in Balto
    Steele: Touch that box...and I'll tear you apart.
  • Non-verbatim in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, after the Joker has finally pushed Batman too far:
    Batman: I'll break you in two!
    Joker: (laughs) Oh, Batman, if you had the guts for that kind of fun you would have done it years ago.
  • Disney's Dinosaur
    Kron(to Aladar): If you ever interfere again...I'll kill you.
  • The Lion King:
    Shenzi: He's as good as dead out there anyway. And IF he comes back, we'll kill him.
    Banzai: Yeah! D'you hear that? If you ever come back, we'll kill ya!
  • Madagascar:
    Alex: I'm gonna kill you, Marty! I'm gonna strangle you! Then bury you! Then dig you up and clone you! Then I'm gonna kill all your clones! Then, I'm never talking to you again!
  • Oliver & Company:
    Tito: All right, Frankie, that's it! You've insulted my pride! That means death!
  • Over the Hedge:
    Vincent: Full moon. ALL my stuff. And don't even think about running away because if you do I will hunt you down and kill you!
  • Ratatouille:
    Colette: I'll make this easy to remember — keep your station clear, or I WILL KILL YOU!

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Adventures in Babysitting has Chris say this to the siblings she babysits just as they (think they) are going to get Brenda at the bus station:
    Chris: If you give me any grief tonight, I swear to God, I'll kill you; dead, murdered, stabbed!
  • Annie (1982 movie):
    Annie (as she tears up the check): Mr. Warbucks will eat your livers!
    Rooster: I'll kill you! I'll kill you, you little brat, I'll kill you!
    • From earlier in the movie:
    Miss Hannigan: ...and this room had better be regulation before lunch, my little pig droppings, or KILL, KILL, KILL!
  • From Beverly Hills Cop, after the Big Bad has Jenny dragged out and put in his car:
    Axel: If somethin' happens to her...
    Maitland: Hmmm? I'm all ears.
    Axel: I'll kill you.
    Maitland: Really? That would be a neat trick.
  • Blade: Trinity
    Blade: [They'll] kill you? Motherfucker, I'll kill you!
  • A school coachnote  in The Brady Bunch Movie, when Peter is threatened by two bullies.
    "Hey! Do it, and die."
  • Chain of Command
    Maya Robenowitz: I'll kill you!
  • Class Of 1984
    Andrew Norris: You hurt her, I'll kill you! I swear to God I'll kill you!
  • Commando
    Matrix: I'm going to kill you last.
    • And later:
    Matrix: Remember when I said I'd kill you last? I Lied.
    • Also by Bennett near the end of the movie:
    Bennett: I can beat you. I don't need the girl. I don't need the girl! I don't need the gun, John! I can beat you! I DON'T NEED NO GUN! I'M GONNA KILL YOU NOW!!!!!
  • The Crimson Pirate
    Old imprisoned rebel: Gruda, one day I'll kill you!
  • Daredevil
    Jose Quesada: I'll kill you! I'll kill you!
  • Denied
    Alexander Manning: I'll fucking kill you, Lizzie.
  • Die Hard
    John McClane: Motherfucker I'LL KILL YOU!
    • And later:
    John McClane: You motherfucker, I'm gonna kill you! I'm gonna fuckin' cook you, and I'm gonna fucking eat you!
  • Dumb and Dumber, when a freezing Harry sees that Lloyd brought extra gloves with him and never told him.
    Harry: I'm gonna kill you.
    Lloyd: What?
    Harry: I'm gonna KILL YOU! I'm gonna kill you, Lloyd! Right now, I'm going to kill you!
  • Sting in Dune, See tracks #3 and #6 for the relevant sound bites.
  • David says this to Jeff, when Jeff scares him in the woods in Flight of the Navigator.
  • Forget Paris
  • The Godfather
    Carlo: "Yeah! Yeah! Come on, now! Kill me! Be a murderer like your father! Come on, all you Corleones are murderers!"
    Connie: "I hate you! I'll kill you!"
    Carlo: "Come on! Kill me! Get up! Get out of here!"
    Connie: "I hate you!"
    Carlo: "Go ahead now or I'll kill you! You guinea brat, you."
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Oh Tuco...
  • In The Goonies Mikey does this when his brother Brandon (AKA: Brand) calls him an "adopted wuss".
    Mikey: I'm no adopted wuss! I'll kill you, Brand!
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:
    Mr. Filch: I'll kill ya. [beat] I'LL KILL YA!
  • Holla If I Kill You (2003)
  • Hot Shots: Part Deux
    Saddam Hussein: I will kill you until you die from it!
  • Ich liebe dich, ich töte dich (1971) (aka "I Love You, I Kill You")
  • Ich werde dich töten, Wolf (1971) (aka "I Will Kill You, Wolf")
  • I'll Kill You... I'll Bury You... I'll Spit on Your Grave Too! (2000)
  • Uttered by Shere Khan at the end of The Jungle Book just right before he attacks Baloo.
  • Kaja, ubit cu te! (1967) (aka "Kaya, I'll Kill You")
  • Johnny Lawrence (the head bully) in the original Karate Kid when Daniel scores his first point off of him in the karate tournament finals.
    Johnny: You're dead!
    • Prior to that, while Daniel is in the dressing room, one of the other bullies does this to him just before the referee (played by the film's martial arts choreographer Pat E. Johnson) tells them to leave.
      "You know, point or no point, you're dead meat!"
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2
    • To put things into context, this is just after the Bride snatched out Elle's remaining eye and squashed it underfoot, then left her alive. This is very much a Villainous Breakdown on Elle's part.
    • To put that into more context, Elle is now blind and in a trailer in the middle of the desert. With no way of finding her way to safety. With an extremely venomous snake somewhere on the floor. Basically, the Bride didn't want Elle's death to be quick.
  • Kill You Twice (1998)
  • A scene from A Knight's Tale had one of the protagonists kicking a dead and fully armored knight screaming "If you're dead, I'll kill you!"
  • La diligencia de los condenados (1970) (aka "I'll Forgive You, Before I KILL You")
  • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
    Rory Breaker: If you bend the truth, or I think you're bending the truth, I'll kill you. If you forget anything, I'll kill you. In fact, you're going to have to work very hard to stay alive. Do you understand everything I've said? Because if you don't, I'll kill you.
  • From The Long Kiss Goodnight:
    Charlie: ...It ain't over. You're going to die screaming... and I'm going to watch. Am I telling the truth?
    • And later when Charlie has caught up to the Big Bad:
      Charlie: Die screaming, motherfucker.
  • Mongol
    Young Temudjin: I'll kill you!
  • Natural Born Killers
    Scagnetti: I'll KILL you! I'll fucking KILL you!
  • Red Dawn (1984)
    Erica: Say that again, I'll kill you! Hear me? I'll kill you!
  • Red River:
    Dunson: Cherry was right. You're soft. You should have let 'em kill me, 'cause I'm gonna kill you. I'll catch up with you. I don't know when, but I'll catch up. Every time you turn around, expect to see me, 'cause one time you'll turn around and I'll be there. I'm gonna kill you, Matt.
  • Robot Monster:
    Johnny: I think you're just a big bully, picking on people smaller than you are!
    Ro-Man XJ 2: [After a moment's thought] Now I will kill you.
  • Rock Monster
    Dimitar: I'll kill you!
  • The Room: "I KILL YOU I BREAK EVERY PHONE IN YO BODY! I KILL YOU YOU BASTURD!"
  • Sale temps pour les mouches (1966) (aka "Next Time I'll Kill You")
  • In several of the Saw movies the main protagonist says this to the main villain.
  • In Sister Act when Lt. Souther sees Delores Van Cartier (AKA: "Sister Mary Clarence") on TV:
    "I'm gonna kill her! I'm gonna kill her myself!"
  • Stand by Me
    Teddy: You call my dad loony again and I'll kill you.
    Milo: Loony, loony, loony.
    Teddy: Ahhhhhh! I'm gonna rip your head off and shit down your neck! Oh, I'm gonna kill that asshole!
    Milo: You come on and try it, you little slimy bastard!
    Chris: He wants you to go over there so he can beat the piss out of you and then take you to the cops!
    Milo: You watch your mouth, smart guy. Let him do his own fighting.
    Gordie: Sure. You only outweigh him by 500 pounds, Fatass!
    Milo: I know your name. You're Lachance! I know all you guys, and all your fathers are gonna get a call from me! ...Except for the loony up in Togus.
    Teddy: I'm gonna kill you! Son of a bitch!
    Gordie: Don't move, Ace. I'll kill you. I swear to God.
  • Stripes (1981):
    Psycho: The name's Francis Soyer, but everybody calls me Psycho. Any of you guys call me Francis, and I'll kill you.
    Leon: Ooooooh.
    Psycho: You just made the list, buddy. And I don't like nobody touching my stuff. So just keep your meat-hooks off. If I catch any of you guys in my stuff, I'll kill you. Also, I don't like nobody touching me. Now, any of you homos touch me, and I'll kill you.
    Sgt. Hulka: Lighten up, Francis.
  • Taken
    Bryan Mills: If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.
  • T'ammazzo! - Raccomandati a Dio (1968) (aka "I'll Kill You, and Recommend You to God")
  • If you think anything can top Taxi Driver, I'll kill you!
    (bang) Ahhh! Ahhh! Aghh! You crazy son of a bitch! Fuckin' son of a bitch, you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you. I'll fucking kill you. Crazy son of a bitch! I'll kill you. (bang) Ahhh! Ahhhhhh! (bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang) You bastard! You fuckin' bastard! I'll kill you. You crazy son of a bitch! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Ahhhh! Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Ohh! (stab) Aghhhh! Ahhh! Ooh! Ooh! (scream) Don't shoot him! (bang)
    ...And that's only part of the scene.
  • In Thor: The Dark World, Thor and his friends make clear they won't tolerate Loki's Chronic Backstabbing Disorder anymore:
    Thor: Betray me and I will kill you.
    Sif: [later] Betray him, and I'll kill you.
    Volstagg: [still later] If you even think of betraying him-
    Loki: You'll kill me? Evidently, there will be a line.
  • Transformers
    Megatron: I'll kill you! Mine! Allspark!
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
    Sam: I'll kill you. You have my word. He follows through with it, too.
  • Una cuerda al amanecer (1972) (aka "You Are a Traitor and I'll Kill You!")
  • Underworld Rise Of The Lycans.
    Lucian:(to the vampire elders) I'LL KILL YOU! ALL OF YOU!
  • Voltati... ti uccido (1967) (aka "Turn... I'll Kill You")
  • The Wolfman: Played straight with Lawrence to his father when he learns he was the werewolf who bit him AND killed his mother and brother. Lawrence saying this to the assembled doctors is almost a subversion. Despite the delivery, Lawrence is trying to warn them that he's a dire threat, rather than making a promise of revenge.
  • Becomes part of one of the most dramatic plot points of 12 Angry Men. The defendant, on trial for his father's murder, was heard shouting "I'm gonna kill you!" at his father earlier on the night of the murder. Juror #3 (the one leading the effort to convict, and clearly the most emotional juror) makes a point of this, stating that "anyone who says 'I'm gonna kill you' the way he said it, really means it". To disprove Number Three's point, Juror #8 (the one who was doubtful of the defendant's guilt from the beginning) proceeds to fling verbal barbs at Number Three, suggesting that he's trying to get the defendant convicted and executed "because he personally wants it, not because of the facts", and calling him a self-appointed public avenger and a sadist. This last remark is what makes Number Three snap.
    Juror Three: * angry to the point of needing to be restrained by other jurors* I'LL KILL HIM! I'LL KILL HIM!
    Juror Eight: * entirely calm in the face of all this anger* Now, you don't REALLY mean you'll kill me, do you?
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Tiring of their Shoot the Rope con, Blondie abandons Tuco in the middle of the desert with the noose around his neck and his hands still tied.
    Blondie: I'll keep the money and you can keep the rope. The way back to town in only 70 miles. Now if you save your breath I feel a man like you could manage it.
    Tuco: You-you-you filthy bastard! If I ever catch you Blondie, I'll rip your heart out! I'll skin you alive! I'll hang you by your thumbs! YOU PIG! YOU MONSTER! I-I-I'LL KILL YOU! I'LL KILL YOU!
    Blondie: Tsk, tsk. Such ingratitude, after all the times I've saved your life.
  • Don't Look in the Basement from 1973. Nurse Jane tries to take a doll from mental patient Harriet.
    Harriet: Don't touch my baby. Don't you ever touch my baby again.
    Jane: Alright, Harriet, I won't touch your baby.
    Harriet: You better not. You know what will happen to you. I'll kill you! I swear to God, I'll kill you!

    Literature 
  • In Animorphs, Rachel screams this at David at one point.
    • Only one?
  • Loafers in Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code, after he finally has enough of Mulch's taunting:
    Loafers: I'LL KILL YOU! YOU'LL BE MY NEXT TATTOO! YOU'LL BE MY NEXT TATTOO!
  • The Bible: Exodus 22:24 states, "My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless."
  • Harry in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: "SHE KILLED SIRIUS! SHE KILLED HIM- I'LL KILL HER!"
  • David Moody's Hater
  • "Now go to bed, before I kill you!"
  • A National Lampoon O.C. and Stiggs story had Stiggs making the case for a trip to Mexico by describing the primal immediacy of life there: "'Give me that Kit-Kat, Ernesto, or I will kill you', they say."
  • Not said verbatim, but Sherlock Holmes and Watson got to watch a scene in The Solitary Cyclist that, well, falls into Kick the Son of a Bitch territory.
    "She's not your wife, she's your widow!"
  • In Sphere by Michael Crichton, Norman figures out "Jerry's secret." He then attempts to taunt Jerry. Suffice it to say, Jerry does not appreciate this.
  • The Stars My Destination: "You pass me by. You leave me rot like a dog. You leave me die, Vorga ... Vorga-T:1339. No. I get out of here, me. I follow you, Vorga. I find you, Vorga. I pay you back, me. I rot you. I kill you, Vorga. I kill you filthy."
  • C'baoth: "You will die for that, Mara Jade. Slowly, and in great pain."
    • In the radio drama of the novelization of part of the Dark Forces Saga, Captain Thrawn, a nonhuman having to work with a xenophobic commander says this.
    Thrawn: "Your xenocentric chauvinism is no concern of mine. I care about performance and results, and your record is exemplary. I do not care about your petty bigotry. Understood?"
    Commander: "Understood, Captain."
    Thrawn: "Oh, and Commander, if I ever find out that your bigotry is affecting your performance, I'll have your carcass ejected with the next garbage load. Understood?"
  • Thud!! has Vimes do this during a particular moment where he was experiencing his worst fear.

    Live Action TV 
  • Alias (A Man of His Word)
  • Angel: Angel visits Wesley in the hospital and seems to be ready to forgive him for kidnapping Connor. Quickly becomes this trope when Angel puts a pillow over Wesley's face and tries to smother him while screaming the trope name.
  • "Breaking Bad" (Crawl Space)
    Gus Fring: I will kill your wife. I will kill your son. I will kill your infant daughter.
  • Cafe Americain (short-lived Sitcom from The Nineties starring Valerie Bertenelli): this was Carlo's Catch Phrase, demonstrating his jealousy over anyone making eyes at his girlfriend.
    I kill him! I kill him bad! I kill him two times!
  • Buffy (The Initiative)
    • A different take on this is seen when Xander runs into Angelus, a powerful vampire who he's hardly in a position to threaten. He believes that Buffy will do the job however, so Xander simply says; "You're going to die. And I'm going to be there."
    • Played for humor when Buffy knocks down a vampire who snarls, "I'll kill you for that!" Buffy responds, "For that? What were you trying to kill me for before?"
  • Charlie's Angels (Let Our Angel Live)
    John Bosley: I'll kill you!
  • Chuck (Chuck Versus the De Lorean)
    Sarah Walker: I'll kill you!
  • Dexter, season 2. Santos Jimenez, one of the guys who killed Dex's mom, is about to meet his own chainsaw-related end at Dexter's hands. His last words -while bound to a table with a thick layer of strong plastic- are "I will fucking KILL YOU!" Dexter is quick to point out what's wrong with Santos' threat.
    • While Dexter normally appears mild-mannered and rarely shows aggression in public, when he thinks that his stepdaughter Astor has been kidnapped in season five, he immediately goes ballistic on the man and outright says, in front of his coworkers, that if anything has happened to her he will kill him.
  • EastEnders (1998-10-27)
    Peggy: I'll flaming well kill you!
  • Julie Brown used to shout this on a TV show from the early 90s called The Edge. She pronounced it with a thick accent, "I KEEL yew!"
  • Farscape: Crais gets a couple epic ones in:
    • Trapped in the Aurora Chair when Aeryn leaves him to watch his life: "I will track you down and kill you, Officer Sun. On that, I give you my vow."
    • And in a confrontation with Crichton arranged by Maldis, when Crichton tries to talk him down: " It changes nothing. Tauvo is dead. Struck down by a weak, pathetic, inferior being. It must be avenged! I swear in Tauvo's name, Crichton. You will die in my hands."
  • Glee: Karofsky to Kurt in an uncharacteristically dark moment for what was originally a cracky comedy about unpopular singing high-schoolers. Kurt is rattled enough to transfer to a different school.
  • On VH-1's I Love the '80s, Henry Rollins had this to say about Bobby Mc Ferrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy":
    Rollins: Don't tell me "Don't worry, be happy!" I'll, I'll KILL YOU!
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Wildlife)
    Andre Bushido: I'll kill you!
  • LOST (One of Them)
    Ben: He'll [Jacob] kill me!
    Sayid: I'll kill you!
    • And in season four Sawyer says the following:
    Sawyer: "If you harm one curly little hair on his (Hurley) head...I'll kill you."
    Locke: Then what's gonna happen, Jack?
    Jack: I'm gonna kill you.
  • Married... with Children: In one episode, Bud wanted Kelly to become fat so she'd become the "before" model for a wight-loss ad. Enraged at what one of his attempts did, she threatened to kill him and later bury him alive.
  • A long-running gag on Mystery Science Theater 3000 was for Tom Servo to speak for movie characters by saying "I WILL KILL YOU!" in his patented Mighty Voice at points when it seemed appropriate (or ironically inappropriate).
    • In earlier seasons there was a separate gag with Joel and the 'bots pleading with the movie, the universe, or the other characters to "Kill him!" This was reserved mostly for Plucky Comic Relief characters that were lame and unfunny.
  • The Nanny (Fran Gets Mugged)
    C.C. Babcock: I'll kill you!
  • The Odd Couple: Oscar to Felix, several times. It becomes a plot point in "Felix is Missing" when Oscar gets blamed for Felix's disappearance thanks to all his "threats."
  • Done only once in Only Fools and Horses: in the episode "And The Unlucky Winner Is ..." Rodney finally snaps, and after being dangerously calm and polite, unleashes this line:
    Rodney: Sorry about the bad language, Cassandra.
    Cassandra: What bad language?
    Rodney: GET OUT HERE NOW, YOU DIPSTICK, I'M GONNA KILL YOU!!! I'll tell you what's up with me. Thanks to you, I am now a twenty-six year old man who's just come second in a skateboard derby, I also have a 13 year old Brost fan called Trudy who's got the hots for me, and I'M GONNA KILL YOU! I DON'T CARE IF IT TAKES ALL BLOODY WEEK, I'M GONNA GET YOU, DEREK TROTTER!"
  • The defendant in every single Perry Mason episode will say this...usually just before the scene where the recipient of said verbal threat ends up dead.
  • The Prisoner, with the twist that Number 6 knows that he's too valuable to kill.
    Number 2: "I'll kill you!"
    Number 6: "I'll die."
    Number 2: "You're dead."
  • Done twice on Red Dwarf. When a dead crew member is brought back as a hologram, everyone is reminded that Holly can only sustain one hologram at a time. "So if you die, I'll kill you!" In the episode where Lister and co. are made to believe that their experiences on Red Dwarf had been a game, they watch others play the game. Kochanski scolds Lister for taking so many risks to rescue her and tells him if he does it again, she'll kill him. He responds with a "Shut Up" Kiss.
  • Roswell (Four Aliens and a Baby)
    Liz Parker: I'll kill you!
  • Scrubs: JD describes an instance of this at 0:19.
  • Smallville
    Clark Luthor: Give me the box.
    Tess: And if I don't?
    Clark Luthor: I'll kill you.
  • Spartacus has the confrontation between Spartacus and Crassus.
    Spartacus: "Next time we meet, I will kill you."
    Crassus: "No. You are going to try."
    Spartacus: "It is all a free man can do."
  • Star Trek: The Original Series (The Enterprise Incident)
    Kirk (to Spock): I'll KILL YOU! KILL YOU!
  • Star Trek: Voyager (Parturition)
    Neelix: I'll kill you!
    • Subverted in "The Gift". Newly severed from the Collective, Borg drone Seven of Nine is confined to the brig when she turns violent. Janeway lowers the Forcefield Door to talk to her.
    SEVEN: What are you doing?
    JANEWAY: I'm coming in.
    SEVEN: I'll kill you.
    JANEWAY: I don't think you will.
  • Supernatural (Hunted)
    Dean Winchester: I'll kill you!
    • (The Benders)
    Dean Winchester: I'll kill you all!
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, episode "Adam Raised a Cain"
    John Connor: I'll kill you! Let go of me! I'll kill you! ... I'll kill you.

    Music 
  • "I Will Kill You" by Cannibal Corpse.
  • Enigma's song "I Love You, I'll Kill You."
  • Eminem's songs "Kill You", and "Guilty Conscience" featuring Dr. Dre...
    Eminem: "You gonna take advice from somebody who slapped Dee Barnes?!"
    Dr. Dre: "Wutchoo say?"
    Eminem: "What's wrong? Didn't think I'd remember?"
    Dr. Dre: "I'm a kill you, mothafucka!"
    Eminem: "Ah-ah! Temper, temper!"
  • "I'll fuckin' kill you." - Insane Clown Posse, Rainbows And Stuff (Bizaar)
    • "Tonight I'm gonna kill you..." - Same band, "Another Love Song" (The Amazing Jeckel Brothers)
    • And "I'mma Kill You" on Bang! Pow! Boom!
  • "Mr. Reporter" by The Kinks has the line "I'll kill you, I won't let you distort my sound.
  • "We'll Kill U" by The Lonely Island, which is one of the least threatening example of this trope.
  • Meat Loaf did a song called "I'll Kill You If You Don't Come Back".
  • "Я убью тебя, лодочник" (Russian for "I'll kill you, boatsman") from Профессор Лебединский ("Professor Lebedinskij"). Thanks to youtube for hosting the music video of this magnificent song
  • Type O Negative's Kill You Tonight (Lyrics: "Kill you Kill you I'll fuckin kill you I'll kill you tonight Yeah, I'll kill you tonight I said I'll kill you tonight I'll fuckin' kill you" ...etcetera)
  • I'll Kill You is the debut single of X Japan and was released in June, 1985. A re-recording of the title track was later featured on the band's first album, Vanishing Vision. It was also covered by the symphonic black metal band Anorexia Nervosa on their 2004 album Redemption Process.

    Stand Up 

    Theater 
  • In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Injun Joe uses a variant: "You are dead, boy!" His throwing a knife at Tom as he speaks leave no doubt about who is going to fulfill that promise.
  • A View from the Bridge:
    Eddie: I'll kill you for that, you son of a bitch!
  • In 12 Angry Men, the jurors talk about how the accused shouted, "I'll kill you!" at the victim shortly before the murder. Juror #3 insists that no one would say such a thing unless he means it, but is ultimately forced to back down when he shouts the same thing at Juror #8.
  • In Les Misérables, after Bamatabois degrades Fantine and attempts to restrain her, she strikes him and says this.
    Fantine: I'll kill you, you bastard, try any of that!

    Video Games 
  • Before each match, Shen Long from Bloody Roar 3 delivers his in true Narmtastic style: I'LL KILL YEWWW!!!
  • Done 100% seriously in Borderlands2 when Handsome Jack tortures and kills Bloodwing. The sheer rage in Mordecai's voice is terrifying.
  • A Facebook game, Buddy Rush, has one of the classes names "Aiki Lu". She was named so when she was born, accidentally injuring her father leading to him crying out "I'll kill you!!!"
  • Bully:
    Gary: Well at least my mother doesn't make a living on her back!
    Jimmy: You're dead!
  • Cave Story. Real conversation snippet after Balrog force-feeds Toroko red flowers.
    King: YOU! You're the Doctor!
    Doctor: Yes, I am the Doctor... and soon to be your new ruler. So what is it you plan on doing with that sword? Hmhmhmhm...
    King: I'll kill you!!
  • Clock Tower
    Scissorwoman: "I'll KEEEEEL YOOOOOOOU!"
    • Also
    Parrot: IKEELYOU, IKEELYOU!
    • And again:
    Mary: You... I will kill you!
  • Corpse Party, the Shadow Ghost in the infirmary in chapter 1, which scares the hell out of Naomi.
  • Devil May Cry 3
    Beowulf: I will Killyou. (played the times Beowulf Turns Red)
  • As is his style, Laharl delivers a truly epic example of this trope after the emotional scene of Flonne accepting her punishment from Lamington and being turned into a flower as a result.
    Lamington: King Laharl... do you despise me?
    Laharl (barely articulate): Despise... you? Despise you?! OF COURSE I DO YOU BASTARD!
    Laharl: Kill... you...! I'LL KILL YOU! RAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!
  • One of the start-of-match taunts heard from Broly in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Evil Zone has Linedwell, who shouts this verbatim during battles.
  • Gears of War: When some a Locust Drones is taken hostage as a meat shields, they may say "I'LL KILL YOU!" in a grunted voice. Funny, as the only thing the hostage Drone will do is haplessly absorb bullets or have its neck snapped.
  • In Grand Theft Auto III, the Colombian street thugs (wearing hilarious purple "cowboy" outfits) randomly yell (i.a.) "Ai'm goeeng to keel you!" when they notice the player's character wandering in their turf.
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia: Blanc/White Heart says she will do this to Vert/Green Heart when Thunder Tits says she's less adequate as a goddess than her because she's flat-chested.
    White Heart: The hell's that? Listen to that crap, talkin' out yer ass! I'll kill you! DIE!
    • And again she says this when she takes a look at her blog and notices that someone is trolling in them.
    Blanc: Wha-? Why the hell're people acting like fools on my site?! Who the hell did this? I'll kill 'em!
  • Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon:
    Ganon: You DARE bring light to mah LAIR?! YOU MUST DIE!
  • Live A Live: When you are about to fight OD-10, the boss of the Sci-Fi Chapter through the Captain Square game the title sequence is interrupted by the words Kill You
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 provides us with Rocket Raccoon's defeat quote:
    I'LL KILL YOU, YOU SON OF A-
  • In Mass Effect 1, the female Mooks enjoy yelling either "YOU MUST DIE!" or "I'LL KILL YOU!" in the most obnoxious voice ever.
    • Squadmate Jack from Mass Effect 2 has similar combat dialogue. Other characters say variants as well - most notably Jack and Miranda, whose combined hatred of each other could power the state of New York for an entire year. Probably two.
  • No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle has a suitably epic line spouted by Travis before the final boss fight.
    Travis: Give me all your hate, your anger, your everything. I'll take it all and FUCKING KILL YOU WITH IT!
  • Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams has Ophelia say "I will kill you!" quite a few times in the average battle.
  • Parodied in the Japan/Europe version of UmJammer Lammy's Stage 6, when Teriyaki Yoko picks up Lammy's new guitar and threatens to kill her, believing her to be Rammy:
    Yoko: I'm gonna kill you!
    Lammy: Eh, I think I'm dead already.
  • Portal: "I'm not kidding now. Turn back, or I will kill you."
    • "I'm going to kill you. And all the cake is gone. You don't even care, do you?"
      • Portal 2 averts this, "The best solution to a problem is usually the easiest one. And I'll be honest, killing you, is hard.
  • Postal 2 has this phrase word-for-word as a random NPC voice quip, usually uttered if you get too close to a hostile NPC just before they proceed to do exactly as they say. (Unless you kill them before they finish saying it.)
  • Psychonauts
    Lili Zanotto: I'm gonna kill you so much.
    • Also Napoleon's soldiers. "DIE! I KEEL YOU!"
  • Shin Megami Tensei I: If you get on the Law Hero's bad side by taking the Neutral or Chaos route, he eventually snaps:
  • In Soul Calibur 3, if you fight Night Terror with Raphael, and then dodge his opening attack, Raph scowls and matter-of-factly says, "I shall kill you now."
  • Starcraft: Brood Wars:
    Jim Raynor:"It may not be tomorrow, darlin'. It may not even happen with an army at my back. But rest assured: I'm the man who's going to kill you some day. I'll be seein' you."
    • Alas, with the second installment, that promise will apparently rest unfulfilled.
  • Team Fortress 2, one of Heavy's many domination lines:
    Heavy: I am going to keel you and keel you and KEEL you!
    • A quote of the Demoman's is a drunken ramble.
    Demoman: Gonna kill you and I'm keep killin' you and I never, cause you're be dead and then I'm gonna kill you.
  • Wild ARMs 5 has Greg, just after Kartikeya kills his son Ted and wife Mary, respectively.
    Greg: "...I'll kill you..."
    Kartikeya: "C'mon, speak up! I can barely hear you!"
    Greg: "...I'll kill you...I swear on my life, I'm going to kill you!!"
  • In Xenoblade, Shulk is a rather soft spoken and intelligent man, who manages to stay calm and not get emotional in order to save everyone, even as his hometown is being torn apart by Mechon. Yet the instant he sees his girlfriend stabbed to death by a bladed claw and tossed aside like a ragdoll? He screams the trope name at the perpetrator as he charges into battle, and at that point, the player is probably shouting it, too.

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    Webcomics 

    Western Animation 
  • From American Dad!!:
    Snot: You should thank us! We saved you from suffocating under her!!
    Steve: Is that a fat joke?!
    Snot: ...yeah! Yeah, I guess it IS!!
    Steve: I'LL KILL YOU!!
    • And in another episode.
    Hayley: Dad, I've never seen this side of you. It's so sweet.
    Stan: Well, if you tell anybody, I'll have to kill you. (both laugh) I'm serious, I will kill you. it I will reach into your chest, pull out your beating heart and eat it. All of it. Every last bit. Well, sweet dreams, angel.
  • In Avatar: The Last Airbender , Katara goes berserk after finding the soldier who killed her mother. How berserk? She stops the rain.
  • The Batman: The Animated Series episode "Legends of the Dark Knight" has a sequence taken from The Dark Knight Returns that used this phrase.
    Mutant Leader: I KILL YOU! I EAT YOUR HEART! I SHOW YOU WHO RULES GOTHAM CITY!
    Batman: Alright, son. Show me.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door, "Operation: S.L.U.M.B.E.R.":
    Numbuh Four: (who is disguised as a girl, sees Numbuh 86's room) Rainbow Monkeys??? I would never take YOU as a rainbow monkey fanatic.
    Numbuh 86: I just can't resist them, and if you tell any of the boys I WILL KILL YOU!
  • Dr. Tran gets this threat during a quiet moment (poor guy can never get much peace, it seems):
    Chicken: I'm gonna kill you.
    Dr. Tran: WAUGH! (runs away)
    Chicken: I didn't mean it!
    Dr. Tran: AAAAAAAAAAUGH-Haaaughhh
    Chicken: Don't be angry!
  • DuckTales:
    Scrooge: Gyro, if we drown, I'll kill you!
  • Futurama: The Honking
    Bender: I'll kill you!
    Fry: [Affectionately] I'll kill you too, buddy. I'll kill you too. *proceeds to get strangled by Bender*
    • Leela's Homeworld
    Leela: I'll kill you!
    • Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?
    Fry: You bastard! I'll kill you! You bastard!
    • War is the H-Word
    Zoidberg: That's my joke! I'll kill you!
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, "Sickly Sweet":
    Mandy: "I'LL KILL YOU!!"
  • Home Movies - when the video store clerk won't accept Brendon's video, Coach McGuirk tries convincing him with a song:
    McGuirk: Watch it again / One more time / Watch it again or I'll break your back / Watch it again / Or I'll punch your f* cking face / You gotta accept the kid's movie / Or I'll ki-ill you`!
    • Jason also says this to McGuirk in the episode "School Nurse" when he learns that McGuirk has been trying to go out with the school nurse, whom Jason has a crush on. This one is of the "I keel yew!" variation.
  • Metalocalypse (Performance Klok)
    John Twinkletits: I'LL KILL YOU!
    • Also, in Cleanzo:
    Snazz Blammymattazz: You're paranoid, man.
    Dr. Rockzo: PARANOID?! I'LL KILL... I'LL KILL YOU!
  • Rarity in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Ponyville Confidential" screams "I'll ''destroy'' her!" after her little sister Sweetie Belle publishes an embarrassing article about her in the newspaper.
  • Regular Show: Rigby on occasion, with varying degrees of seriousness.
    • Mordecai says this in "It's Time" right before accidentally killing Rigby.
    • In "Death Punchies", Rigby actually tells this to Mordecai several times, and means it. He tries to kill his best friend with the Death Punch, and they end up trapped in a pit fifty feet underground with lava pouring out the walls.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show, "Stimpy's Invention":
    Ren: YOU FILTHY SWINE! I WILL KEEEEEL YOU!
    • Also in the Adult Party Cartoon episode "Altruists", when the duo is trying to break into a house.
      Stimpy: Ren, what are you going to do?
      Ren (slapping Stimpy): I'm going to try to refrain from KEELING YOU!
  • Robot Chicken has this in an episode where Cookie Monster's mother takes the Keebler elves to court over the death of Cookie Monster.
    Cookie Monster's Mother: Me son is dead and you make pun!? Me kill you! Me fucking kill you!
  • The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror V" from Season Six...
    Homer: Hmm. Cable's out. Think I'll have a beer. Hmm. Not a drop in the house. What do you know.
    Marge: Homer, I'm impressed! You're taking this quite well.
    Homer: I'LL KILL YOU! I'LL KILL ALL OF YOU!!!
    • The Boy Who Knew Too Much from Season Five...
    Freddy Quimby (who happens to be on trial): It's chowdah! CHOWDAH! I'll kill you! I'll kill all of you! Especially those of you in the jury!
    • In the episode "Jaws Wired Shut", Marge hears Homer screaming "I'M GONNA KILL YOU!" at Bart. It turns out they're rehearsing a school play - and Homer was just reading the title.
    • In "Sweets and Sour Marge", while they're all in court:
    Corupt Candy Executive: I'll kill you! I'll kill you all!
    Judge: Sir, you realize that can be interpreted as a threat?
    CCE: -Hissing- I'll kill you in your sleep!
  • South Park episode "Volcano"
    Stan: I'll kill you!
    Cartman: I'll fill you full of lead!
  • Young Justice: when the Team is convinced that Artemis has just died, Wally slips into this trope, proving that nope, he didn't actually hate her.
    Kid Flash: They're DEAD! EVERY SINGLE ALIEN, IF ITS THE LAST THING I DO!

    Other 
  • Many schools post-Columbine take any student saying this seriously, even if the person they said it to argues that they knew the person was only joking.
  • Colt Cabana hates unprofessionalism.
  • Ellen DeGeneres related a time she was walking out in the airport parking lot, and saw a swarthy guy laboring at changing a tire - she let out a sympathetic laugh, which he misinterpreted as a laugh at him. He angrily said to her, "I kill you with one punch to your stupid head!"
  • Real Life examples of this appear from time to time in Not Always Right. This is a particularly cute (yet still creepy) one.
  • A famous internet meme has the Pokémon Magikarp declaring "I swear to God, when I evolve I'm going to kill you all."
  • 419-scammers have a tendency to mail death threats to people, pretending to be hitmen, in order to get money.
  • Once or twice in his childhood, a child will scream "I'll kill you!" to his parents, in a temper.
  • The inversion of this known to happen constantly when someone messes up something in some way: "My (parent/older sibling/teacher/boss/etc.) is going to kill me!"

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