->'''Advert Voice''': …no purchase necessary, unless you want to enter the contest. Odds of winning mathematically insignificant.\\
'''Fry''': I like those odds!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "Fry and the Slurm Factory"

Sometimes in SarcasmMode, other times a BadassBoast. This is when the chances of survival, or the level of opposition, are presented to a character and he is apparently at a disadvantage. He responds that he wouldn't have it any other way or that it is actually in his favor. Often, they'll remark that they've beaten worse odds without breaking a sweat. For an added bonus, he might boast about giving himself [[WillfullyWeak a handicap]] [[SelfImposedChallenge just for fun]].

Sometimes comedy will use this for somebody who doesn't really care how poor the odds are and will just go ahead with it anyway despite being told how terrible their chances are. Alternatively they may not be listening, or they'd actually prefer the failure. Or they might just be too stupid to understand how bad the odds really are.

This often works out for him due to the Law Of ConservationOfNinjutsu. Sometimes though, odds come through.

Compare NeverTellMeTheOdds, MillionToOneChance.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* As part of the big flashback in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', The hero is saving the princess; meanwhile, the rest of [[BadassCrew Ala Rubra]] has to hold off the forces overseeing the execution, leading to this exchange:
-->'''Head Mook:''' Do I have the necessary forces? {{You fool}}. The guards for this event are more numerous than those you see here. There are two entire fleets stationed over a surrounding area of tens of kilometers, not to mention [[EliteMooks elite troops]] numbering around 3,000. You may be powerful, but even you cannot...\\
'''[[WorldsStrongestMan Jack Rakan]]:''' Like I said. Are you seriously telling me you think that's gonna be enough?!
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** We have this little gem from the Enies Lobby arc.
--->'''Marines:''' Hey, Straw Hat Luffy... how many dozens of your cohorts did you bring? Ha ha ha. There are 10,000 soldiers on Enies Lobby!\\
'''Luffy:''' Yeah... I'm by myself. Get out of my way!
** A couple of hundred chapters later, when the crew finally enters the New World, ''all of them do it:''
--->'''Usopp:''' This weather is the worst!!\\
'''Brook:''' Yohoho!! There's a thunderstorm in the skies!!\\
'''Robin:''' The wind's a gale!!\\
'''Franky:''' The sea is raging!!\\
'''Nami:''' The needle's completely off!!\\
'''Chopper:''' I can see a red sea!!\\
'''Sanji:''' The surging sea of flames!!\\
'''Zoro:''' Looks like the entrance to Hell.\\
'''Luffy:''' PERFECT!!!
* Kumagawa of ''Manga/MedakaBox'' lives and breathes this trope. BornUnlucky, he feels uncomfortable when the odds ''aren't'' stacked against him.
-->'''Kumagawa:''' This is perfect. I have always fought with cards like these. I have never been blessed by luck or coincidence; I have fought without relying on miracles or fate. You say I've lost the moment I was dealt? That's just the same as always.
* When ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s potential BigBad, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Uchiha Madara]], is confronted by ''all'' five Kages of the Great Nations? He comments this will be a worthy challenge for him. [[spoiler:He lives up to it by toying with them all through the battle, even with their stellar performances all they manage to do is destroy 25 of his Wood Clones using [[PowerArmor Susanoo]] when working together. When he goes full power... it crushes all their hope.]]
* In the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Jammin' with Edward," Jet observes the data retrieval mission they have to do and describes it as "like trying to play baseball without a bat." This remark gets Spike pumped up and ready to take off.
* Inverted completely before the FinalBattle in the Battle City arc of ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Kaiba calculated when he gave Yugi the Fiend's Sanctuary card that it would increase Yugi's chances against Marik from 3% to 20%; and he still doubted Yugi stood much of a chance. Kaiba told Ishizu that he only helped Yugi to prove her wrong about the bond between then when he lost. (At least that's what he claimed. And Yugi ''did'' win, the card helping a great deal.)
* In the ''LightNovel/YoujoSenki'' there's a saying of ''Victory or Valhalla'' which exactly what it says, you either win or fight to the death. There's no third option. The main character, Tanya Degurechaff always answer such odd with variation of this line, which is a mix of BadassBoast and empty bravado.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* As a student, LargoWinch once got in a fight with a bunch of upper-class douchebags, and when asked what he had to say for himself, he admitted to using an unfair advantage like a true coward by outnumbering them: "They were only three."
* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', because young Scrooge is just that badass.
-->'''Guy #1:''' Let's see--are there enough of us to handle him?\\
'''Guy #2:''' For Pete's sake, there's ''two dozen'' of us!\\
'''Guy #1:''' You're ''right!'' Smitty, go round up another ten men!

* A strange blend of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' and ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' fic called ''Fanfic/{{Ronman the Barbarian}}'' has this trope as his default BadassBoast. Also the boast of his people, the [[ProudWarriorRace Actuarians (bonus to those who know what the name means IRL)]] who are NOT kidding when they say this.
--> [[BadassBoast "By Shrom, the odds look good!"]]
* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'', a ''Manga/OnePiece'' SelfInsert fic, has this when inserted character and adrenaline junkie Jeremiah Cross 'learns' from Luffy that they have to climb the Drum Rockies to get to a doctor:
-->'''Cross''': Sheer rock faces?
-->'''Luffy''': Looks like it!
-->'''Cross''': Inhospitable temperatures?
-->'''Usopp''': I think I might have frostbite already, and that's just down here…
-->'''Cross''': Ravenous beasts?
-->'''Soundbite''': '''I heard''' ''ten'' '''SPECIES''' ''ON THE WAY HERE'' ALONE! '''WANTED TO ''EAT US ALIVE!'''''
-->'''Cross''': So…overall, it's a deathtrap?
-->'''Dalton''': That's…a bit much, but accurate.
-->'''Cross''': …Is it my birthday?

* The ending dialogue of ''Film/ThreeHundred''. "The enemy outnumber us a paltry three-to-one: good odds for any Greek!"
** Considering the abuse the Persians took when they outnumbered the Greeks hundreds or even thousands-to-one for the bulk of the movie, without the context of differing tactics, it would be surprising to the viewer that they didn't just kill their commanders and ''run''.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** James T. Kirk comes very close to saying this in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', the latest in a long career of "unwinnable" situations he's [[TakeAThirdOption found a way to win (or cheat his way out of)]]. [[spoiler:He doesn't get out of this one... but his HeroicSacrifice is what allows Picard to win.]]
-->'''Kirk:''' I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim.\\
'''Picard:''' You could say that.\\
'''Kirk:''' If Spock were here he would call me an illogical, irrational human being for taking on a mission like that... Sounds like fun.
** And again in the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie:
--->'''Cadet:''' There's four of us and one of you.\\
'''Kirk:''' So get some more guys and then it'll be an even fight.
* The film of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Return of the King]]'' has Gimli do this when it's announced that Gondor's army will attack the Black Gate to provide a distraction for Frodo and Sam.
-->'''Gimli:''' Certainty of death, small chance of success... what are we waiting for?
* In ''[[Film/Ghostbusters1984 Ghostbusters]]'', when Egon suggests crossing the streams on their proton packs to take out [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever the enormous Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man]], something he previously said would vaporize them, he suggested there was "[[MillionToOneChance a very slim chance]]" they would survive. Peter immediately likes the odds.
* In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Ra's al Ghul motions for two of his henchmen to fight Batman as he makes his getaway. Batman says, "I can't beat two of your pawns?", to which Ra's says, "As you wish", and motions for two more henchmen to join the fight.
* In the Creator/KurtRussell movie ''Film/{{Soldier}}'', Russell's superior is having his Soldier in a fight with one more "evolved". The evolved soldier's superior says they're not fair odds and asks the enemy leader to bring two more.
* ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993''. The Musketeers comment amongst themselves that five soldiers against the three of them is hardly fair. D'Artagnan, missing the point, tries to point out that there's four of them.
-->'''Porthos:''' Five of them and three of us, hardly seems fair.\\
'''Aramis:''' Perhaps we should offer them a chance to surrender.
* ''Film/DumbAndDumber''. Qualifies as sort of a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
-->'''Lloyd:''' I want to ask you a question... straight out, flat out... and I want you to give me an honest answer. What do you think the chances of a guy like you and a girl like me... ending up together?\\
'''Mary:''' Well Lloyd... that's difficult to say... you really don't...\\
'''Lloyd:''' Hit me! Just give it to me straight! I came a long way just to see you, Mary. The least you can do is level with me. What are my chances?\\
'''Mary:''' Not good.\\
'''Lloyd:''' You mean "not good" like... one out of a hundred?\\
'''Mary:''' I'd say more like... one out of a million.\\
'''Lloyd:''' ''[{{beat}}]'' So you're telling me there's a ''chance?'' ''[another beat, then beams happily]'' [[BigYes YEAH!!]] ''[nods and smiles]'' I hear ya.
* In ''Film/TheRightStuff'', as Alan Shepard is recruited as an astronaut:
-->'''Shepard:''' Sounds dangerous.\\
'''Recruiter:''' It's extremely dangerous.\\
'''Shepard:''' Count me in.
* ''Film/OctoberSky''
--> '''O'Dell:''' God’s honest truth, Homer. What are the chances a bunch of kids from Coalwood actually winning the National Science Fair?\\
'''Homer:''' A million to one, O’Dell.\\
'''O'Dell:''' ''[{{beat}}]'' That good? Well why didn’t you say so?
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
** ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'' referenced this at the end of the big ConservationOfNinjitsu fight at the end. After the 4 turtles win against dozens (if not hundreds) of Foot soldiers, Raphael quips "Aw, no more?"
** Leonardo, in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014''.
--->'''Leonardo:''' What are the odds of us stopping [the latest disaster] from happening?\\
'''Donatello:''' Uh, [[LudicrousPrecision 0.00000000003%]]!\\
'''Leonardo:''' I'll take it. [[{{Determinator}} Nobody moves, no matter what]].
* Invoked by name in ''Film/YoungGuns'' when the cavalry surrounds the "Regulators":
--> '''Doc:''' Billy, we're good, but this is getting ridiculous.\\
'''William H. Bonney:''' I like these odds...
* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'': [[spoiler: Dr. Mann, who's been marooned on a distant world for years, mentions 50-50 odds are the best he's had in all that time.]]
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'': Subverted; upon being told that there are a thousand Sovereign against the five Guardians, Drax says that those are terrible odds.
-->'''Drax:''' These odds are terrible... [[LiteralMinded we need new odds]]!\\
'''Peter:''' What?


[[folder:Literature ]]
* The entire House of the Dzur in the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels. Tazendra gets most of them on the page, but that's just because she's the most prominent Dzur character.
** [[LightbulbJoke How many Dzur does it take to sharpen a sword? Four. One to sharpen the sword, three to put up enough of a fight to make it worthwhile.]]
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** In ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', Hrun the Barbarian declares he'll fight both dragonlords at once:
--->'''Liartes:''' That's pretty uneven odds, isn't it?\\
'''Hrun:''' Yah. I outnumber you one to two.
** In ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' the wizards are informed that the chances of the new thaumic reactor (they're planning on using to heat the building) from going critical and blowing up the entirety of creation is 50-to-1. They think that this is entirely reasonable since "I wouldn't bet on a horse at those odds". Apparently an inch of ice on the ''inside'' of your bedroom window gives you a very personal perspective of risk.
*** Might also be a reference to the Trinity nuclear nest (see Real Life, below).
** Moist Von Lipwig of ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' and ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' likes to invoke this trope for the purposes of entertaining the crowds that invariably appear around him. For instance, a stable owner who took offense to something Moist said about his horses decided to get back at him by bringing him the most evil-minded, vicious horse he owns. Moist's response? He asks the grooms to take off the horse's saddle, because it'd just slow him down.
** Also, in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', Twoflower points out that there's only one possible outcome when seven old men take on the thousands-strong army that's surrounding them: They'll win. Otherwise, the world's just not working properly.
*** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', those same old men, the greatest barbarian heroes the world has ever known, find themselves facing a single city guard armed with an ordinary nonmagical sword. A man who knows exactly who they are and what they've done, but still stands against them to try to save the world. They don't like those odds at all.
* In ''[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers The Vicomte De Bragelonne]]'', d'Artagnan proposes to raise his own army of forty men and restore Charles II to the English throne (for profit!). Planchet, who is putting up half the money, protests: "Forty against forty thousand! That is not enough. I know very well that you, M. d'Artagnan, alone, are equal to a thousand men; but where are we to find thirty-nine men equal to you?"
* In ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Starfighters of Adumar]]'':
-->'''Wedge:''' Tycho, what are we facing?\\
'''Tycho:''' A hundred fifty, more like two hundred, easy. So, fifty to one odds.\\
'''Wes:''' Not too bad.
* In ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'', when Mike tells the main characters that the chances of having a successful revolution are of 1 in 7, they immediately cheer. This is because (a) it's still much better than they had estimated with their inexact human brains, and (b) a Loonie (a Moon inhabitant) is always willing to take a risk if the odds are better than 1 in 10.
* In ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'': “Four of us,” Blue-Two whispered over the link. “And a thousand of them? Piss-poor odds for the little guys.”
* In ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Towers of Midnight]]'' Birgitte tells Mat that the odds of getting back from the Tower of Ghenjei are one in a thousand. Mat responds by taking out "two dozen" coins and predicting that when he throws them every single one will land heads up (1/16,777,216 chance if there were exactly 24). They do, and Mat remarks that "One in a thousand is good odds, for me."

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Done twice in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', the second time in the finale.
-->'''Gunn:''' I'll take the 20,000 on the left....
* A RunningGag in the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series, as the Dynamic Duo faces hordes of {{Mooks}}. In one episode it got inverted: Either the Riddler or the Joker said to Batman, "There's six of us and only two of you. But we're not afraid!"
* Inverted in a ''Series/BurnNotice'' episode. Russian Black Ops, when discussing if they should surrender note that [[FunWithSubtitles "He's]] [[MemeticBadass Michael Westen,]] [[TranslationTropes there are only four of us!"]]
** And again in "Where There's Smoke":
--->'''Michael:''' It's one of you against four of them!\\
'''Fiona:''' Don't feel bad for them, Michael.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' this comes up when the Daleks declare war on the Cybermen.
-->'''Cyberman:''' We have five million Cybermen. How many are you?\\
'''Dalek:''' FOUR!\\
'''Cyberman:''' You would destroy the Cybermen with ''four'' Daleks?\\
'''Cyberman:''' What is that?\\
'''Dalek:''' YOU ARE BET-TER AT ''DY''ING.
** And then promptly gets turned around:
--->'''Rose:''' Five million Cybermen, easy. One Doctor? ''Now'' you're scared.
** In the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor", there's an inversion. Gallifrey is under attack by a billion billion Daleks. If the Daleks knew there were three Doctors on the planet, they'd call for reinforcements. [[spoiler: The thirteen Doctors save Gallifrey and destroy the Daleks.]]
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', in the chapter where the guys buy many lottery tickets as there is a lot of money on the jackpot, Ross says he won't join, because it is "42 times more likely" that they will be struck by lightning. Chandler answers that, as they are six, it would be only 7 times more likely. Joey says the trope verbatim.
* ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'': In episode three, faced with a small army of [[MechaMook Mecha Mooks]] that have just taken down the other three rangers, all [[HollywoodCyborg Dillon]] has to say is "Venjix should've sent more."
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': While John isn't exactly happy about it, he does believe they can beat the bad odds since they have before.
-->'''Crichton:''' This Eidelon education program... What are the odds it'll work?\\
'''Aeryn:''' Not good.\\
'''Crichton:''' "Not good" is the best odds we ever get.
* ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'': In his eponymous episode, Gwaine helps Merlin and Arthur in a bar fight simply because they were hugely outnumbered and "I kinda like the look of those odds."
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', "Critical Mass":
-->[[spoiler:'''Colonel Caldwell:''']] I warn you, as a Goa'uld, I now possess the strength of many men.
-->'''Ronon Dex:''' Won't be a fair fight. ''[wins handily]''
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' has this exchange in the episode "Still", when Beckett is trapped on a pressure-plate bomb that's set to go off in mere minutes;
-->'''Beckett:''' Castle, please, you have to leave me, there's no reason for both of us to die.\\
'''Castle:''' Oh, I didn't come here to die, I came here to defuse the bomb. There's still a chance.\\
'''Beckett:''' Yes, a one-in-one-hundred-thousand chance!\\
'''Castle:''' Great, while there's still a chance, I'm not giving up.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The quote for the Killer archetype in ''TabletopGame/FengShui'': "Forty of them, one of me. Looks like the odds are about even." Of course, ''Feng Shui'' was the first RPG to incorporate rules for {{Mooks}}...

* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
-->'''Kongu:''' Five of us, 5000 of them. I like your idea of fair odds, Hahli.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Play a video game. It's one 'you' against a million enemies or so. You take the job and you invariably win.
* In the ship level of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'', a prisoner [[OneManArmy Havoc]] just freed asks him if he intends to take on the ship's crew alone.
-->'''Havoc:''' Don't seem fair, does it? Maybe I'll shoot with my left hand.
** Itself a reference to the famed commando line from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn'':
--->That was left handed.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', during Grunt's recruitment mission:
--->'''Jedore:''' There are three of them! ''Three!'' [[TemptingFate Anything can be killed if you'd just do your damn jobs!]]
** Later, in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', during Shepard's [[RecurringBoss first]] confrontation with Kai Leng:
--->'''Shepard:''' Three against one, pal. It's over.\\
'''Kai Leng:''' No. Now it's ''fun''.
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Nightfall'' has this in the first mission, when you get a good look at the opposing forces:
-->'''PlayerCharacter:''' There sure are a lot of them.\\
'''[[BoisterousBruiser Koss]]:''' No, there are '''three''' of us, [[note]]the PC, Kormir and himself[[/note]] and only '''two''' corsair ships. We outnumber them!
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Leon and Cloud do this during their BackToBackBadasses moment while surrounded and vastly outnumbered by Heartless.
-->'''Leon:''' Think you can handle this many?\\
'''Cloud:''' Well, might be tough if one more shows up.\\
'''Leon:''' Then that'll be the one I take care of.\\
'''Cloud:''' What, you're fighting, too?
* From ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'':
-->'''Elite:''' Brute Ships. Staggered Line. Shipmaster, they outnumber us three to one!\\
'''Rtas 'Vadum:''' Then it is an even fight.
** Note that said "even fight" proceeds to end in an overwhelming victory for the Elites.
* In ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2'', every mercenary has a special line when they can see 3 enemies simultaneously, usually suggesting retreat, or something like, "I'm fighting a losing battle here!" Magic takes the opposite stance, exclaiming, "This is when I'm at my ''best''!"
* ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' has one from its MissingTrailerScene:
-->'''Shadow:''' Discovering the secrets of my past will be nearly impossible. ''[[[DramaticGunCock hoists and cocks gun]]]'' I'll take those odds. ''[StuffBlowingUp behind Shadow]''
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2'': It doesn't matter how long the odds are... Kyosuke Nanbu doesn't mind betting on them.
* From ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'':
-->'''[[BoisterousBruiser Murray:]]''' Outnumbered... fighting impossible odds... it's perfect!
* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', you arrive at an inn just as a fight is about to break out between Khelgar, a lone dwarf, and four thugs. When you point out that four against one isn't fair odds, Khelgar agrees... and asks the thugs if they've got any friends who might like to join in.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', in the lead-up to the Frostfire Ridge's final story quest, the Frostwolf Orcs are about to make a stand against impending invasion by the Iron Horde. As they leave for battle, Durotan makes this announcement:
-->'''Durotan:''' Come! To Thunder Pass. We are outnumbered 50 to 1. They don't stand a chance!

* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
-->Upon reflection, Redglare showed the foresight of a true seer in thieving my arm before the trial. [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005653 It permitted a fair fight.]]
* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'':
-->'''Cador:''' The Roman vessels outnumber us three-to-one.\\
'''Lancelot:''' '''Only''' three-to-one?\\
'''Cador:''' Don't they '''learn'''?
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' showing [[SuperSoldier Jäger]] Generals [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120523 in action]]:
-->'''General Goomblast:''' ''[facing half a dozen of the Wulfenbachs' Stealth Fighters with {{poisoned weapons}}]'' Feh. Diz hardly seems '''''fair'''''.
-->'''Soldier:''' ''[[GratuitousFrench C'est la guerre]]'', general.
-->'''General Goomblast:''' ''[disarms a soldier and flicks his weapon into another's chest]'' Hy dun mean for '''''me'''''.
* Played with in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', during a training exercise, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-04-19 here]]:
-->'''Commander Pel "Ebby" Ebbirnoth (on speaker):''' Red team is joining blue. The Captain and the Commodore are the new red team. I am updating everyone's I.F.F. accordingly.
-->'''Captain Kaff Tagon:''' Those are my kind of odds. Ready, dad?
-->'''Ebby:''' Also, do NOT trust your I.F.F.! I cannot revoke Captain Tagon's authority to alter it, and as you all know, our Captain is a [[CombatPragmatist devious, ruthless cheater]].
-->'''Tagon:''' These are no longer my kind of odds.

[[folder:Web Video]]
* In ''Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'', Jamaal, after being told [[IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect the party's chances of survival]]. He notes that the odds are better than usual, which says a lot considering that Abduhl estimated (at best) a 32.33[[note]]repeating, of course[[/note]]% chance of survival.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'' has Norman say "Six against one, hardly fair. I'll fight with my eyes closed."
* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', a large number of Glorft surround Megas and Kiva's mech. Coop's response is to agree that the fight isn't fair... and smash Kiva's mech. "Now it's fair."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** {{Inverted|Trope}} in "Lisa's First Word": Krusty the Clown vows (on TV) to "spit in every fiftieth burger", and Homer replies, "I like those odds!"
** Also, Chief Wiggum uttered the exact phrase "I like those odds" when he asked if he had a chance of taking the bait out of a dangerous trap, and his smarter sidekick Lou warned him "It's a million to one, chief." Wiggum's tone also seemed more like naive confidence than devil-may-care boasting, and in that case, one possible interpretation is that Wiggum misunderstood Lou's remark and thought he meant that the odds were a million to one ''in favor of success.''
** In "Bart the General," when Bart's looking for a guy with military experience to help him deal with a bully:
--->'''Bart:''' Grampa, I think this guy's a little nuts.\\
'''Grampa:''' Oh, yeah? Well, General George S. Patton was a little nuts. And this guy's ''completely out of his mind!'' [[InsaneTrollLogic We can't fail!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''
** "Roger Dodger" has:
--->'''Private:''' So, after Rico trounces the rats inside Roger's body, we switch them back?\\
'''Skipper:''' Exactly. It's 100% foolproof.\\
'''Kowalski:''' More precisely, it's 2.7% foolproof. There's a 97.3% chance that this will backfire and result in a horrific abomination that will be an affront to the most elemental laws of nature and the universe.\\
'''Skipper:''' I like those odds.
*** Considering Skipper's idea of a perfect future is a post-apocalyptic wasteland involving zombies, he probably did like the high odds of facing an abomination. Incidentally, Kowalski is pretty much right.
** A similar exchange in "Snakehead":
--->'''Kowalski:''' I have an idea, but I'm not sure how safe it is.\\
'''Skipper:''' I like it already!
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball Family Guy: Something Something Something Dark Side]]'':
-->'''C-3PO/Quagmire:''' Sir, the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field are 2 to 1!\\
'''Han/Peter:''' [[NeverTellMeTheOdds Never tell me the o...]] well that's not bad.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "Starcrossed, Part 3": Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern are heading straight for the Thanagarian mothership (and the dozens of smaller ships around it).
-->'''Wonder Woman:''' Pretty bad odds.\\
'''Superman:''' Yeah, they don't stand a chance.
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' episode "Monster in the Monastery". After Jonny and Hadji tell Dr. Quest and Race that there are nine enemies left in the monastery, Race says to Dr. Quest "That makes the odds about right, sir". Two men, two kids and the Raj Guru (who's basically a non-combatant) against 9 armed men, and the odds are "just about right"? Sure, Race takes out eight of the guys while Benton and the boys take the last one. Or they would have if [[spoiler: the yeti hadn't beat them to it]].
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'' featured this a ''lot''. "The odds are a million to one. Just the way we like it."
** In [[WesternAnimation/GIJoe the original series]] episode "My Brother's Keeper,":
--->'''Sgt. Slaughter:''' Outmanned. Outgunned. I love it!
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' has Leonardo fighting a dozen ninjas.
-->'''Donatello:''' ''[watching through a window]'' This doesn't seem fair.\\
'''Michelangelo:''' Well yeah, there's only 12 of them.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "How Long Is Forever?", Starfire tells Nightwing that the time-traveling thief they are up against believes in YouAlreadyChangedThePast and that history cannot be changed.
-->'''Nightwing:''' So it's impossible? ... Good, our records show we've done the impossible before.
* In WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender, Iroh is kidnapped by Earth Kingdom soldiers. Zuko tracks him down and frees him. At that moment, the soldiers say that they have the firebenders outnumbered, and Iroh replies with "Ah, that's true, but you are clearly outmatched."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** In addition to the page quote, Fry also uses the phrase in a completely straightforward manner in the episode "Overclockwise": He intends to kill himself by barreling over Niagara Falls, and likes the stated low odds of survival.
** In "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back", Bender's memory chip has been sent to Bureacracy headquarters, [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles but the central filing room is filled with thousands of identical containers]]. The head bureaucrat, Bureaucrat 1.0, allows Hermes to search for the chip, but tells him he has to find it by closing time, 5 PM. Leela points out he'd have less than 4 minutes, to which Hermes simply says [[ThemeMusicPowerUp "Requisition me a beat."]] before looking.

[[folder: RealLife]]
* A quote credited to [[SemperFi Chesty Puller]] during UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir:
--> "They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. [[BadassBoast They can't get away from us now!]]"
* Possibly apocryphal, but the story goes that the researchers working on the Manhattan project calculated an approximately 2% chance that the technology could cause a chain reaction that would [[ApocalypseHow combust a significant portion of the Earth's atmosphere]]. [[DidYouDie Obviously it didn't]], but apparently they liked those odds.
* A customary brag in the Society for Creative Anachronisms goes something like thus:
--> "So there I was, [[BlatantLies no shit]], eyeball deep in the elephant grass, scorching desert heat, and raining sideways. There were a million of them, and only one of me, and I was armed only with a rusted dagger. [{{Beat}}.] [[BadassBoast It was a good day to be me.]]"
* [[AcePilot Robin Olds]], in his memoirs, recounted an engagement where he and his wingman stumbled across a large mass of German fighters that were still forming up to attack an American bomber formation. Rather than call (and wait) for reinforcements, [[LeeroyJenkins Olds dove into the middle of the Germans, followed by his wingman.]] The ensuing dogfight resulted in several German fighters shot down in return for both of the Americans escaping unharmed. Olds later pointed out that, since the Germans had not finished forming up yet, they were confused, and every German pilot who couldn't see an American plane anywhere had reason to fear the American was behind ''[[ParanoiaFuel him]]'', causing further chaos. In contrast, the two American pilots knew exactly who the friendlies were and [[CurbstompBattle who the targets were.]]