The Zombie Apocalypse
has you in a corner. The Wolf Man
is starving and you're the closest food source. You're dinner
There's only one thing you can do...
"I hope you choke on my intestines, asshole(s)!"
A specific Defiant to the End
form of "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner
, this is when someone who is about to be devoured makes a comment that amounts to demanding that his killers not enjoy their meal.
Compare with Eat Me
, where the person to be eaten intends to take more direct action to ensure they don't get much joy out of the feast. Compare also the closely related Death by Gluttony
, which may occur in the second course after Regret Eating Me.
Not to be confused with Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth
—although that's a common way of playing this trope for laughs.
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Anime and Manga
- In Fullmetal Alchemist, the renegade homunculus Greed, who is about to be boiled down to his Philosopher's Stone and consumed by Father, says he hopes that the meal gives Father diarrhea.
- The second Greed takes the words of the first Greed to heart. After Father consumes him, he uses his Ultimate Shield to turn Father's body into the most fragile material possible, allowing Edward to strike the finishing blow
- Medicine Melancholy, a poison doll youkai, was once captured by a man-eating plant in the Forest of Magic in the H-doujinshi Ningyou Kakumei. While the way she cried it out was desperate, she was warning the plant that she was poisonous.
- In aYuYu Hakusho flashback taking place centuries before the present story, the demon Raizen happened upon a lone human woman whom he intended to devour. She revealed herself to be a "shaman cannibal", one who ate the flesh of those who died from disease, allowing her body to produce the antibodies to fight them. She offered to let him devour her, as her flesh was so ripe with disease even a demon would die. Impressed, he decides not to eat her and has a child with her who is one of Yusuke's ancestors.
- Marvel Zombies, Magneto: "I hope you choke on me!"
- In the comic Hsu and Chan when the title characters are cornered by man-eating bears, Hsu stuffs himself with Zingers saying "These always make me sick as a dog. This'll teach 'em to eat me!"
- The Transformers have attempted to give both Unicron and The Swarm "The worst case of indigestion they've ever had," twice apiece. It's one of longtime Transformers scribe Simon Furman's famous "Furmanisms".
- The most famous moment in Day of the Dead comes when, after the zombies pull the General Ripper in half and begin eating his innards, he yells, "Choke on 'em!"
- In a direct reference to this, Patrick does this in Dead Set. After being torn in half, he yells the famous "Choke on em!" line, then reaches down, grabs his own intestine, and yells "eat up, it's full of shit!" at the zombies.
- How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman. The eponymous Frenchman (who is mistaken for Portuguese by the tribe which eats him) is supposed to ceremonially fight back but, per The other wiki's article:
In the last seconds of his life the Frenchman refuses to play along with the ceremonial script that the Tupinambas expect him to follow and instead angrily (and loudly) tells the Tupinambas that his death will not revitalize them (as his death and the subsequent cannibal feast is intended to do) but rather will doom them all to extermination.
The movie ends with a postscript that reveals that the Tupinambas were exterminated within a relatively short period of time after they killed and ate the "tasty" Frenchman.
- The Oxploitation film Turkey Shoot. While Hunting the Most Dangerous Game, Alph bites off the prison trustee's little toe and eats it, causing him to sob, "I hope you fucking choke you oaf!"
- Donkey makes a statement about being made dinner in Shrek Forever After. "I go down smooth, but I come out fighting!
- Dog Soldiers: Comes up as a defiant Badass Boast. Currently the page quote.
- Robin Jarvis' Deptford Mice: in The Dark Portal, Audrey tells Jupiter to "Choke on my bones!"
- There's a short story called A Good Man, in which the title character's threat comes true and the cannibals who eat him all vomit. The moral of the story? You can't keep a good man down.
- In The Silver Chair, a Talking Stag cornered by giants told them not to kill him, as he was tough and wouldn't make for good eating. The giants remark over a tender venison luncheon that the Stag was a liar, but the real horror comes when the protagonists realize that they've been eating a sentient being (the text compares one's reaction to finding out that you've eaten a baby).
- "If Brahma has me burnt, I will spit into the flames. If he has me strangled, I will attempt to bite the executioner's hand. If my throat is cut, may my blood rust the blade that does it." — Sam, Lord of Light
Live Action TV
- In The Sarah Jane Adventures, Big Bad Mrs. Wormwood exclaims to the Bane that's come to kill her, "At least I'll have the satisfaction of giving you food poisoning!"
- In the finale of Star Trek: Voyager, the future version of Kathryn Janeway is assimilated by the Borg queen. However, having anticipated this, she had injected herself with a virus capable of severely damaging the Borg. As the queen started showing symptoms, future Janeway quipped, "Must have been something you assimilated."
- Invoked by Walter Bishop from Fringe, when he takes poison, trying to kill dangerous monster.
- When a vampire queen reveals to Helen Magnus on Sanctuary that she intends to use her as her "personal canteen," Helen spits back, "I hope you choke on it."
- In Digital Devil Saga 2, a prisoner in a Human Resources prison/factory says "Devour me and I will become more powerful than your digestive system can imagine."
- In Shin Megami Tensei IV, Xi Wangmu devours several members of the Ring of Gaea, who proceed to keep fighting from her insides, weakening her to the point her previous impregnable defense vanishes and she starts taking damage, ultimately dying.
- In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, a trapped Goron who would be fed to the boss Volvagia says something like this.
- In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Chuchus (a random blob of evil jelly) leave behind jelly when defeated which you can drink for various effects. Purple jelly randomly alters your health meter, more often than not by bringing you down in hearts.
- Gil, a survivor in the video game Dead Rising, who has chosen to cope with the Zombie Apocalypse by getting hopelessly drunk - "Well I hope they can hold their liquor, because I'm soaking in it!"
- As he passes out after the party faces a powerful monster, Yuri Lowell says "I hope...you choke...on my bones."
- Used by Assault Marines fighting Tyranids in Dawn of War 2: "You will find me a sour meal, alien!"
- In Space Quest 2, if Roger Wilco gets eaten by the gigantic root monster on Labion, the game first taunts the player and then offers as consolation the fact that Wilco gave the thing horrible indigestion during the night and made it unpopular among its buddies.
- If you have the unstable ordinance in your pocket when the root monster eats you, it explodes immediately afterwards in a much more dramatic illustration of this trope.
- God of War III: Near the end of the fight with him, Cronos attempts to finish Kratos off by eating him whole. Kratos just cuts his way out of Cronos' gut with the Blade of Olympus. Ironically, before he swallowed him, Cronos quipped to Kratos that "Eating you will be more unpleasant for me!"; he had no idea how right he was.
- Grandpa Simpson in one of the Halloween episodes: "I'm gonna give your liver such a punchin'!"
- In an episode retelling Bible stories, Bart (as King David) turns one of these into a Pre-Mortem One-Liner as he battles Goliath Jr.:
Bart/David: Hope I don't give you...heartburn! (throws an oil lamp into Goliath's open mouth)
- Said to a Planet Eater in Shadow Raiders. "Taste this world... and choke on it!
- Justice League has an...inversion? Except no one is threatening to eat anyone? Maybe it makes sense in Thanagarian as something other than a one-liner setup for Flash.
Kraagor:You think I'd tell you anything? I''d sooner choke on your bones.
Flash: Okay by me. *makes a fist* Start with these.
- It's actually a subtle case of Shown Their Work, as some birds of prey (like eagles) eat bones for calcium.
- In Time Squad, while Tuddrussel was being carried off by a giant fly monster, a medieval European king shouts out at him, suggesting,"When it swallows you, try to give it indigestion!"
- The animated series of Hercules, The threat is successful in stopping Typhon from eating an entire building of people. The people were lawyers and would give Typhon gas.
- King Faraday in Justice League: The New Frontier combines this trope with Taking You with Me when a T-Rex eats him and he brings a couple of active grenades with him.
- Stroker and Hoop - When Stroker is captured by a deranged cult of cannibals and cooked in a giant pot of soup, his (not) last words are "I hope you choke on my assbone."
- At one Point on Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island, a monster eats Butchy. Afterwards, he says, "Good luck trying to eat me! Crabapples cause indigestion!" He is then vomited back up.
- Played in a horrifically disgusting way in Inhumanoids: One episode ended with a particular eldritch horror that hatched from an egg and then grew by eating the eggs containing his unhatched siblings. And even eating some of his hatched siblings. When fully grown in the next episode, he had a see-thru stomach. He swallowed an Earth Corps guy, who escaped by drilling a hole in the stomach wall and oozing out along with all the other bile.
- Truth in Television for a good number of species. Unfortunately, not for humans. While humans are quite bony, they are actually among the highest ranks on the bone to meat ratio compared to animals. According to certain sources, the top of the list is the horseshoe crab. "But crabs don't have bones!", you exclaim! That's the trick! Crabs are all meat!
- One major evolutionary strategy is to make yourself poisonous, so you kill anything that tries to eat you. You're still dead, but your family won't be hunted by them, and if you're brightly colored to show off how poisonous you are things won't eat you out of fear of dying. Poisonous tree frogs, for example, work on this principle.
- And then you have the non-poisonous animals that mimic the appearance of poisonous ones to trick predators into not eating them. For instance, viceroy butterflies are themselves not poisonous, but look enough like monarch butterflies (which are poisonous, thanks to gorging themselves on milkweed and similar plants during their larval stage) to deter potential predators.
- ...Or so we used to think. However, it turns out that the monarchs are mimicing the viceroys. You see, while viceroy butterflies don't grow up on a diet of poison, they do grow up on willow trees. Ever bitten into an asprin tablet? That's pretty much how viceroys taste.
- A harmless species mimicking an unpalatable species is Batesian mimicry: it was long thought that viceroys mimicked monarchs for protection... But, as was mentioned above, viceroys are just as unpalatable as monarchs, an so, the two are actually an example of Müllerian mimicry, where two or more different, unrelated unpalatable species that live in the same geographic region(s) mimic each other, to save time and trouble for everyone, so that when a predator learns a particular pattern means trouble, the predator doesn't need to learn it again if it were to attack the other species.
- This literally happens when a predator eats prey whose behavior has been altered by a parasite, like when birds rip off the eyestalks of "zombie snails," thinking that the eyestalks are tasty insect larvae, only to get infected with the trematode flatworm, Leucochloridium variae.