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->''"This is the '90s. You don't just go around punching people. You have to say something cool first."''
-->-- '''Joe Hallenbeck''', ''Film/TheLastBoyScout''

It is almost an official duty of an ActionHero to deliver sardonic one-liners. And what better time to produce one than just before the execution of their other official duty - ''kicking ass.''

'''Common variations on this trope include:'''
* A form of comic subversion in which the one-liner is stupid or silly. This has the potential to stall or confuse the opponent.
* A form of comic subversion in which the outcome of the intended ass-kicking fizzles, negating the one-liner or at least failing to justify it.
* A CatchPhrase or BattleCry that may have started as a one-liner, or may work as one to some degree.
* Carrying an ImprovisedWeapon and matching the response accordingly (for example, AnchorsAway or BatterUp).

ChewBubblegum is a particularly popular example. See also BadassBoast, BadassCreed, InTheNameOfTheMoon, and MyNameIsInigoMontoya. Contrast PreMortemOneLiner, which is often used to ''end'' a fight, or BondOneLiner, which is used once the fight is over.


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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/CMPunk, [[OneOfUs a true comic fan]], has been using the Thing's catchphrase "It's clobberin' time!" throughout his career. Right as he comes through the curtain, he stops on the stage and delivers the line right before his match. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dhl8mlKToTY]]
* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}: "YOU'RE NEXT!!!" Enough said.
* Wrestling/{{Ryback}}: "WAKE UP! IT'S FEEDING TIME!!:

* Literature/TheBible: "[[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges%203:12-30;&version=31; I have a message for you from the Lord]]."
** "[[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%2017:45-50;&version=31; ... and He will give all of you into our hands.]]"
*** This one is really more of a Pre Ass Kicking Speech.

* [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare's]] action scenes often use Pre-Asskicking One-Liners.
** ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'':
*** When Macduff finds Macbeth amid the battle:
---->'''Macduff:''' Turn, hell-hound, turn!
*** And Macbeth's [[FamousLastWords last line]]:
---->'''Macbeth:''' Lay on, Macduff,\\
And damn'd be him who first cries, 'Hold! Enough!'
** ''Theatre/HenryIVPart1''.
--->'''Prince Hal:''' God for Harry! England and Saint George!
** Several in ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'':
*** Before Tybalt and Benvolio duel in the opening street brawl:
---->'''Tybalt:''' Turn thee, Benvolio: look upon thy death. ... What, drawn and talk of peace?! I hate the word, as I hate Hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward!
*** Before Mercutio and Tybalt's duel:
---->'''Mercutio:''' Come sir, your ''passado''.
*** And after Mercutio has been killed, when Romeo challenges Tybalt:
---->'''Romeo:''' Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again\\
That late thou gavest me; for Mercutio's soul\\
Is but a little way above our heads,\\
Staying for thine to keep him company:\\
Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him.\\
'''Tybalt''' Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here,\\
Shalt with him hence.\\
'''Romeo:''' This shall determine that. ''[they fight]''
* ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': BENJAMIN BARKER!

* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has Nidhiki's line to Tuyet:
-->'''Nidhiki''': Hi, dear. I'm home.
** From ''The Mask Of Light'':
--->'''Onua''': WELCOME TO ONU-''KORO''!!!

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Pretty much every fight sequence in the first Season of ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays'' is preceeded by a witty line, almost to the point of parody. This pattern pretty much disapears from Season 2 on, though.
* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' "Unlimited Blade Works", when [[spoiler:Shirou uses the titular ability for the first time, against Gilgamesh: "Here I come, King of Heroes. Do you have enough weapons in stock?"]]
** Which on the Internet is [[MemeticMutation often paraphrased]] as "KING OF HEROES, DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH SWORDS?"
** Set - Nine Lives Blade Works
** "Spirit and technique, flawless and firm..."