Very popular Stock Phrase
what comes to character's moral standards. Usually it's said in a situation where someone is about to do / did something so terrible or so disgusting
or just purely immoral that the other characters just can't hold their tongues.
Despite having a clear line when to say it, the themes and seriousness often change depending is the story light or dark. If a hero says it to a villain, it's used to show how monstrous the villain is, but a villain can also say it to the hero, particularly if the latter has done something un-heroic
. If villain says it to another villain then Even Evil Has Standards
and when a Mook
says it to the Big Bad
, a Heel-Face Turn
is a high possibility. Can also be played for laughs, but not very often.
Other variations are "You sicken me." "You are disgusting." and numerous others.
Don't confuse to You Make Me Sic
. Compare with I'm Going to Hell for This
and Moral Event Horizon
, as well as You Monster!
. See also There Should Be a Law
Anime and Manga
- In Fullmetal Alchemist Pride gets this from Kimblee of all people. In this case he invokes it because Pride does the one thing that the accuser cannot stand: betraying his own beliefs.
Kimblee: Eh, well, if you had just stuck to your convictions and fought, I wouldn't have done anything. But in the same breath that you boasted of your "Pride as a Homunculus," you ran screaming to steal the flesh of one of the humans you look on as inferior to escape your predicament. You are...hideous.
- President David Palmer says this in "Back Where I Belong," a song from a fan-made musical version of the second season of 24
Sherry Palmer: Back where I belong, isn't that a kick? / I'm the mother of your children, after all.
David Palmer: You make me sick.
- Commissioner Gordon says this to The Joker in The Dark Knight.
- Not a word to word example, but Joker says following line to Batman.
- Dumbledore, of all people, says this in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as Snape begs him to save Lily Potter from Voldemort.
You disgust me. You do not care, then, about the deaths of her husband and child? They can die, as long as you have what you want?
- Oddly, in Sherlock Holmes' brief Take That review of Monsieur Lecoq, the 1868 detective novel by Émile Gaboriau: "That book made me positively ill."
- An interesting case in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Who Are You?", when Buffy and Faith switch bodies. Faith in Buffy's body fights Buffy in Faith's body, repeatedly calling her disgusting and murderous; she's really saying it about herself.
- A humourous (all the more so for having serious consequences) Orange And Blue Morality example in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine between Quark (a resident Ferengi on the base; they wear Greed Hats) and Brunt (a Ferengi government representative) who hates Quark and accuses him of being a philanthropist. After Brunt exclaims "you give your employees vacation?" Quark backpedals, saying they have to pay into a fund for it, but Brunt has heard enough and replies with a scenery-chewing "You dis...GUST me!"
- At one point of Final Fantasy Tactics, Gafgarion essentially says this to Dycedarg when Dycedarg tells him to kill his brother (Ramza) if he refuses to comply to their demands. Gafgarion still decides to go through with the mission anyways, being a Punch Clock Villain and all.
- In The Nostalgia Critic's Casper review Critic makes a disturbing joke about teenage pregnancies and abortions in the presence of Chaotic Evil Casper.
Casper * Looks wide-eyed and with dropped jaw* Whoa...
Critic Okay, that was slightly disturbing
Critic A little dark but maybe too far...okayokayokay
* You sicken me.