Here are tropes which deal with threats given out by badasses, habitually violent characters, characters who had their Berserk Buttons
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- Abusive Advertising: Buy our products or else!
- And Your Little Dog, Too!: Next time you wrong me, it'll be your beloved who gets it!
- Anger Born of Worry: Don't you ever make me worry like that again or it'll be me who endangers you next time!
- Angry Fist-Shake: If I'm shaking my fist at you, that means you've seriously pissed me off!
- Appeal to Force: Agree with my viewpoint or I'll hurt you!
- Audit Threat: As a government official, I order you to tell us what we want to know or else we'll have to tax you!
- Badass Boast: Now you're in trouble, because I'M here to beat your ass down into oblivion!
- Badass Creed
- Battle Cry
- Blackmail: I know your secret, so you better do as I tell you or I'll let your little secret out!
- Break-In Threat
- Counting to Three: I'll count to three for you to stop pissing me off! 1... 2... 2 and a half...
- Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon
- Dark Shepherd: You better behave yourself or you're in for a world of consequences (particularly of the fire and brimstone kind)!
- Dead Animal Warning: Let this dead animal on your porch be a warning that I'm not bluffing about harming you!
- Deadly Euphemism: Telling you that I was going to "kill you" wouldn't be very polite, instead I'll just say that I'm "giving you the treatment".
- Death Glare: See me staring daggers at you? That means you better shut your mouth before I shut it for you!
- Disproportionate Retribution: How dare you upset me with a minor mistake! I will get my vengeance on you for that!
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: I'm warning you! I don't want to have to do this, but if you don't stop what you're doing I'll have to hurt you!
- The Easy Way or the Hard Way: You got two options, we can either settle this calmly or I'll have do something more drastic to you!
- Empty Cop Threat: Withholding information from a police officer? That's not acceptable! Tell me what you know or you're under arrest!
- Eye Am Watching You: So don't try to piss me off or I'm coming for you!
- Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Sure I forgive you, but if you ever repeat that mistake again, there is gonna be hell to pay!
- Freudian Threat: If you keep making trouble, I'll tear off your "equipment"!
- Give Me a Reason: I don't need a good reason why I should hurt you!
- Go Through Me: You wanna hurt my loved ones? You'll have to face me first!
- Happiness Is Mandatory: Smile and be happy or you're dead meat!
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Tell anybody that I'm actually nice and I'll see to it you never see the light of day again!
- High-Altitude Interrogation: Tell me what I want to know or I'll throw you off this high ground!
- Hit You So Hard, Your X Will Feel It!: You're gonna hurt so bad that someone close to you will feel the pain once I'm done with you!
- Hostage for MacGuffin: If you care at all about your friend's life, you WILL hand over the item I'm looking for!
- How Dare You Die on Me!: You better not die or I'll never forgive you!
- I'd Tell You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You: You want to know my big secret? Ok but you'll have to die afterwards. I'm not joking by the way...
- If I Can't Have You...: You don't return my love? I'm gonna kill you for that!
- If I Wanted You Dead...: If I was going to kill you, I would have by now. Better get moving before I actually DECIDE to kill you!
- If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: You're in for some serious pain should you hurt my loved one!
- I Have Your Wife: Do as I say or your beloved gets it!
- I'll Kill You!: Exactly What It Says on the Tin! So don't you even think of doing me any wrong!
- Implied Death Threat: Don't get in my way again, unless you want me to send you to join the choir invisible.
- I'm Your Worst Nightmare
- Ineffectual Death Threats: You cross me and I will poke you with a stick.
- In the Name of the Moon: Beware my catch phrase, that's a sign that I mean business!
- Is That a Threat?: Am I threatening you? Of course I am!
- I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: Should you fail me, it'll be your loved one who gets hurt!
- I Will Show You X: You want mercy? I'll give you "mercy"! I'll give you lots of "mercy"!
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Alright buddy, talk! Tell me what I want to know or you're in for some Cold-Blooded Torture!
- Mandatory Motherhood: Babies Make Everything Better and Not Wanting Kids Is Weird, so you better get busy and make some or you'll be so sorry!
- Make an Example of Them: You all WILL follow my rules unless you want to end up like the poor fools who last defied me!
- My Name Is Inigo Montoya: What better way to let you know that you're in trouble then by me telling you exactly who you're dealing with!
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: You don't have a choice here! Either accept my demand or it's curtains for you!
- Paranoia Gambit
- Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner
- Prepare to Die: ...because I'm going to kill you!
- Put Down Your Gun and Step Away: Drop your weapons unless you want me to kill your friend!
- Scare 'em Straight: If you don't behave like a good boy/girl, then bad, BAD things will befall you!
- Scarpia Ultimatum: Have sex with me or I'll kill your friends.
- See You in Hell: When I die, I'll go to hell and wait for you there!
- Shame If Something Happened
- Shotgun Wedding: You WILL marry my daughter since you knocked her up or you'll get hurt!
- Stop, or I Will Shoot!: Don't move or I'll pull the trigger on you!
- Strongly Worded Letter
- Taking You with Me: If I die, I'll make sure you die too.
- That Wasn't a Request: You should just give up while you still can. By "should" I mean you WILL give up or else!
- Threat Backfire: I'm gonna make you suffer! Why the hell are you smiling?
- Threatening Mediator: You two either settle your childish fighting or I'll do it myself! And it's NOT gonna be pretty.
- To the Pain
- Trouble Entendre
- [Verb] This!
- The Villain Knows Where You Live: I know where you live so there's no sense in hiding from me!
- We Have Ways of Making You Talk: If you won't tell me what I want to know, I'll just have to torment you until you sing like a canary!
- We Will Meet Again: You may have defeated me, but the next time we cross paths, you will be on life support!
- With Us or Against Us: Sorry but there will be no neutrality here, you're gonna either side with us or with them!
- Join or Die: In this case, you should join US, the correct side, or you can kiss your ass goodbye!
- You Have No Chance to Survive
- You Killed My Father: You killed someone I loved! I'm gonna kick your ass as payment!
- You Leave Him Alone!: You keep away from them! Face off against me instead!
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Self-explanatory. When you piss me off, it's gonna be hell on earth for you!