troperville

tools

toys

SubpagesADeathInTheLimelight
ADogNamedDog
AFatherToHisMen
AGodAmI
AIIsACrapshoot
AbusiveParents
ActionDad
ActionGirl
ActorAllusion
AdaptationalBadass
AdaptationalVillainy
Adorkable
AdultFear
AffablyEvil
AffectionateParody
AfterTheEnd
AgonyOfTheFeet
AlasPoorVillain
AllThereInTheManual
AlliterativeName
AlphaBitch
AlternativeCharacterInterpretation
AlternativeForeignThemeSong
AmbiguouslyGay
AmusingInjuries
AnachronismStew
AndIMustScream
AndTheFandomRejoiced
Angrish
AntiVillain
Anvilicious
AnyoneCanDie
ArsonMurderAndJaywalking
ArtEvolution
ArtifactTitle
AscendedExtra
AttentionWhore
Awesome
AwesomeBosses
AwesomeButImpractical
AwesomeMcCoolname
AwesomeMusic
AxCrazy
BLAM
Badass
BadassAdorable
BadassBoast
BadassBookworm
BadassCreed
BadassGrandpa
BadassNormal
BalloonBelly
BatmanGambit
BerserkButton
BetterThanItSounds
BettyAndVeronica
BewareTheNiceOnes
BeyondTheImpossible
BigBad
BigDamnHeroes
BigEater
BigNo
BigOlEyebrows
BittersweetEnding
BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce
BlessedWithSuck
BlindIdiotTranslation
BlueAndOrangeMorality
BodyHorror
BoisterousBruiser
BookEnds
BoringButPractical
BoundAndGagged
Bowdlerise
BrattyHalfPint
BreakTheCutie
BreakingTheFourthWall
BreathWeapon
BrokenAesop
BrokenBase
BrotherSisterIncest
BullyingADragon
BunnyEarsLawyer
ButForMeItWasTuesday
ButtMonkey
CameraAbuse
CaptainErsatz
CaptainObvious
CardCarryingVillain
CarnivoreConfusion
CatchPhrase
CelebrityParadox
CentralTheme
CerebusSyndrome
ChainedHeat
CharacterDerailment
CharacterGush
Characters
ChekhovsClassroom
ChekhovsGun
ChekhovsGunman
ChekhovsSkill
ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
CirclingBirdies
Cliffhanger
CloudCuckoolander
ClusterFBomb
CombatPragmatist
ComicallyMissingThePoint
ComplacentGamingSyndrome
CompletedMigrations
ConservationOfNinjutsu
ContinuityNod
CouchGag
CoversAlwaysLie
CowardlyLion
CowboyBebopAtHisComputer
CowboyCop
CrapsackWorld
CrazyAwesome
CrazyPrepared
CreatorBreakdown
CreatorsPet
CriticalExistenceFailure
CrossOver
CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
CurbStompBattle
CuteBruiser
DamnYouMuscleMemory
DamselInDistress
DangerouslyGenreSavvy
DarkIsNotEvil
DarkerAndEdgier
DeaderThanDisco
DeadpanSnarker
DealWithTheDevil
DeconstructedTrope
DemotedToExtra
Determinator
DethroningMoment
DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu
DieForOurShip
Discontinuity
DisproportionateRetribution
DistractedByTheSexy
DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything
DoingItForTheArt
DorkAge
DoubleEntendre
DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale
DownerEnding
DracoInLeatherPants
DrivenToSuicide
DroppedABridgeOnHim
DumbMuscle
DyingMomentOfAwesome
DysfunctionJunction
EarWorm
EarlyInstallmentWeirdness
EarnYourHappyEnding
EldritchAbomination
EnemyMine
EnsembleDarkhorse
EpicFail
EstablishingCharacterMoment
EvenBetterSequel
EvenEvilHasStandards
EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
EvilCounterpart
ExactWords
ExecutiveMeddling
ExpositoryThemeTune
Expy
ExtremeOmnivore
EyeBeams
EyeScream
FaceHeelTurn
FacePalm
FamilyUnfriendlyDeath
FamousLastWords
FanDisservice
FanFic
FanNickname
FanPreferredCouple
FandomRivalry
Fandomstuck
FanficRecs
Fanon
FantasticRacism
FantasyGunControl
FatBastard
FieryRedhead
FireBreathingDiner
FiveBadBand
FiveManBand
FlameWar
Flanderization
FoeYay
FollowTheLeader
ForWantOfANail
Foreshadowing
FourPhilosophyEnsemble
FourTemperamentEnsemble
FreakyFridayFlip
FreezeFrameBonus
FreudWasRight
FreudianExcuse
FreudianTrio
Fridge
FridgeHorror
FromBadToWorse
FromNobodyToNightmare
FunWithAcronyms
Funny
FunnyAneurysmMoment
FurryConfusion
GargleBlaster
GenreDeconstruction
GenreSavvy
GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff
GetAHoldOfYourselfMan
GlassCannon
GondorCallsForAid
GoodAngelBadAngel
GoofyPrintUnderwear
GratuitousEnglish
GreenEyedMonster
GroinAttack
GrowingTheBeard
GrowlingGut
GrumpyBear
Gush
HalfDressedCartoonAnimal
Hammerspace
HandOrObjectUnderwear
HappilyMarried
HarmlessVillain
HarsherInHindsight
HaveAGayOldTime
Headscratchers
Heartwarming
HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
HeelFaceTurn
HellIsThatNoise
HeroicBSOD
HeroicSacrifice
HeterosexualLifePartners
HighOctaneNightmareFuel
HilariousInHindsight
HoYay
HoistByHisOwnPetard
HonorBeforeReason
HopeSpot
Horrible
HotBlooded
HumansAreTheRealMonsters
HumiliationConga
HypercompetentSidekick
Hypocrite
HypocriticalHumor
IAmNotShazam
IDidWhatIHadToDo
IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming
IdiotBall
IdiotHero
IdiotPlot
IllGirl
ImageSource
ImpactSilhouette
ImprobableWeaponUser
ImprovisedWeapon
IneffectualSympatheticVillain
InfantImmortality
InformedAbility
InformedSpecies
InsistentTerminology
InternetBackdraft
InterspeciesRomance
IronicEcho
JerkWithAHeartOfGold
Jerkass
JerkassWoobie
KarmaHoudini
KeepCirculatingTheTapes
Keet
KickTheDog
KidsAreCruel
KillItWithFire
KilledOffForReal
KillerRabbit
KnightOfCerebus
KnightTemplar
LaResistance
LampshadeHanging
LargeHam
LastNameBasis
LauncherOfAThousandShips
Leitmotif
LethalChef
LetsGetDangerous
LightIsNotGood
LightningBruiser
LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
LookBehindYou
LoopholeAbuse
LovableCoward
LyricalDissonance
MacGuffin
MadScientist
MadeOfIron
MagicPants
MagnificentBastard
Main
MakeMeWannaShout
MamaBear
ManChild
MassiveMultiplayerCrossover
MeaningfulName
Memes
MemeticBadass
MesACrowd
MilesGloriosus
MindRape
MindScrew
MisBlamed
MisaimedFandom
MissingEpisode
Moe
Monster
MoodWhiplash
Mooks
MoralEventHorizon
MotiveDecay
MrFanservice
MsFanservice
MuggingTheMonster
MultinationalTeam
MundaneMadeAwesome
MundaneUtility
MustHaveCaffeine
MyGodWhatHaveIDone
MythologyGag
NamesTheSame
Nanomachines
Narm
NauseaFuel
NeedsMoreLove
NeverLiveItDown
NeverTrustATrailer
NiceGuy
NiceHat
NiceJobBreakingItHero
NightmareFuel
NinjaPirateZombieRobot
NoExportForYou
NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished
NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
NoIndoorVoice
NonIndicativeName
NoodleIncident
NotMeThisTime
NotSoDifferent
NothingIsScarier
ObfuscatingStupidity
OffModel
OffscreenMomentOfAwesome
OffscreenTeleportation
OhCrap
OldShame
OlderThanTheyLook
OlderThanTheyThink
OneHitKill
OneManArmy
OneSceneWonder
OneSteveLimit
OneWingedAngel
OnlySaneMan
OohMeAccentsSlipping
OurDragonsAreDifferent
OurVampiresAreDifferent
OurWerebeastsAreDifferent
OverlyLongName
PapaWolf
PaperThinDisguise
ParanoiaFuel
ParentalAbandonment
PeripheryDemographic
PetTheDog
PimpedOutDress
PintsizedPowerhouse
PlayingAgainstType
PoliceAreUseless
PowerTrio
PreAssKickingOneLiner
PrecisionFStrike
ProductPlacement
PunBasedTitle
PunchClockVillain
PunctuatedForEmphasis
PuppyDogEyes
QuirkyMiniBossSquad
Radar
RagtagBunchOfMisfits
RealMenWearPink
RealityEnsues
RealityIsUnrealistic
RecycledInSpace
RedOniBlueOni
Redundancy
ReferencedBy
RefugeInAudacity
ReplacementGoldfish
ReplacementScrappy
RequiredSecondaryPowers
RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap
RewardedAsATraitorDeserves
RidiculouslyHumanRobots
RoaringRampageOfRevenge
RunningGag
SacrificialLamb
SacrificialLion
SadisticChoice
SanitySlippage
SayMyName
ScavengerWorld
SceneryGorn
SceneryPorn
ScheduleSlip
SchmuckBait
ScreamsLikeALittleGirl
ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
ScrewedByTheNetwork
SealedEvilInACan
SeinfeldIsUnfunny
SelfDeprecation
SerialEscalation
SeriousBusiness
ShipTease
ShipToShipCombat
ShipperOnDeck
ShirtlessScene
ShootTheDog
ShootTheHostage
ShootTheShaggyDog
ShoutOut
ShowWithinAShow
ShownTheirWork
ShrinkingViolet
ShutUpHannibal
SigilSpam
SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism
SmallNameBigEgo
SmallReferencePools
SmugSnake
SoBadItsGood
SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped
SomethingCompletelyDifferent
SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness
SoundtrackDissonance
Spell
SpiritualSuccessor
StalkerWithACrush
StealthPun
SteamPunk
StepfordSmiler
StopHelpingMe
StuffBlowingUp
SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome
Summary
SuperDrowningSkills
SuperWeight
SuspiciouslySimilarSong
SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute
SuspiciouslySpecificDenial
TakeAThirdOption
TakeThat
TalkingToHimself
TearJerker
TemptingFate
TerribleTrio
TheBadGuyWins
TheBigGuy
TheChewToy
TheDogBitesBack
TheDragon
TheDreaded
TheEeyore
TheFaceless
TheFool
TheHero
TheLancer
TheLoad
TheMole
TheOtherDarrin
ThePollyanna
ThePowerOfRock
TheReasonYouSuckSpeech
TheRival
TheScrappy
TheSmartGuy
TheSmurfettePrinciple
TheSociopath
TheUnintelligible
ThemeTuneCameo
ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill
TheyChangedItNowItSucks
ThirdPersonPerson
ThoseTwoBadGuys
ThoseTwoGuys
ThrowItIn
ThrowTheDogABone
TimeLord
TitleDrop
TooDumbToLive
TookALevelInBadass
TookALevelInDumbass
TookALevelInJerkass
TookALevelInKindness
TotallyRadical
TrademarkFavoriteFood
TrailersAlwaysSpoil
TrainingFromHell
TropeNamers
TropersDoIt
TroubledProduction
Tsundere
TurnOfTheMillennium
UglyCute
UncannyValley
UnfortunateNames
UnresolvedSexualTension
UnstoppableRage
UnusualEuphemism
UnusuallyUninterestingSight
UpToEleven
ValuesDissonance
VerbalTic
ViewerGenderConfusion
VillainSong
VillainousBreakdown
VillainousGlutton
VillainsOutShopping
VindicatedByHistory
VisualEffectsOfAwesome
VitriolicBestBuds
WMG
WallBangers
WarIsHell
WarpThatAesop
WellIntentionedExtremist
WhamEpisode
WhamLine
WhatAnIdiot
WhatCouldHaveBeen
WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids
WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome
WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids
WhatHappenedToTheMouse
WhatMeasureIsAMook
WhatMeasureIsANonHuman
WhatTheHellHero
WhosLaughingNow
WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes
WildMassGuessing
WithThisHerring
Woobie
WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
Woolseyism
WorseThanItSounds
WouldHitAGirl
WouldHurtAChild
WretchedHive
WrongGenreSavvy
XMeetsY
Yandere
YouCantGoHomeAgain
YouGottaHaveBlueHair
YouKnowThatShow
YouNoTakeCandle
YouShallNotPass
ZergRush

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Video Games
  • DC Universe Online:
    Deathstroke: (taking a flamethrower, to Riddler) I've got a burning question for you.
  • Carth Onasi's great line from Knights of the Old Republic: "DOWN YOU GO!"
  • "I got a present for ya!"
  • Parodied in Kingdom of Loathing:
    "PANCAKES!" you howl, testing the theory that it doesn't actually matter what you howl, so long as you get the correct volume and murderous inflection. "PANCAAAAAAAAAAKES!" Your foe scampers away in fear, lending credence to your hypothesis.
  • Baldur's Gate has quite a few used by both villain and hero, even if we discount the fact that every character has his own Battle Cries.
    CHARNAME: Is it true that dragon meat tastes like chicken? Never mind; I'll find out for myself.
    • Minsc has the best battle cries. "Go for the eyes, Boo! Go for the eyes! Raaagghhhhhhh!!"
    • Even better: "Jump on my sword while you can, evil! I won't be as gentle!"
    • "Evil, meet my sword! Sword, meet Evilllllllllllllllll!"
  • Mass Effect, made by the same company as Baldur's Gate, includes a whole lot of team chatter that qualifies, including a shout-out to Minsc's famous line:
    • Tali: "Go for the Optics, Chikkita! Go for the Optics!"
    • Jack: "Hello, dead people!"
    • Mordin: "Flammable! Inflammable! Forget which! Doesn't matter!"
    • Grunt: "I! AM! KROGANNNNNN!"
    • Kasumi: "Now you see me..." *cue Stealth Hi/Bye and Back Stab*
    • Zaeed: "Sit down!"
    • Commander Shepard is full of these. If we were to list all the one-liners s/he says we would probably have to give Mass Effect its own section. AGAIN!
    • Emily Wong got one in a Twitter feed. She was in an aircar, unarmed, bleeding, with a Reaper right in front of her. She had only one choice. Her last message: "You want to see how a human dies? At ramming speed." A shame she almost certainly accomplished nothing with it.
    • "I am Urdnot Wrex! And THIS! IS MY!! PLANET!!!"
    • Even Joker gets one (sorta): "It's joking time!"
    • Sovereign in the first game gets some good ones:
    We have no beginning. We have no end. We are infinite. Millions of years after you civilization has been eradicated and forgotten, we will endure. We are legion. The time of our return is coming. Our numbers will darken the sky of every world. You cannot escape your doom. Your words are as empty as your future. I am the vanguard of your destruction. This exchange is over.
    I AM SOVEREIGN! AND THIS STATION IS MINE!
    You exist because we allow it. And you will end because we demand it.
  • Every Fighting Game you can find these days.
  • Most phrases said by video game bosses before the Boss Battle, especially in RPGs. Most well-known example: "I, Garland, will knock you all down!".
    • "Your hope ends here! And your miserable existence with it!"
    • Final Fantasy X in general has the characters say one-liners before casting spells and using skills. Lulu is particularly known for that.
    • Final Fantasy VI
    • "My name is Ultima... I am power both ancient and unrivaled... I do not bleed, for I am but strength given form... Feeble creatures of flesh... Your time is nigh!"
      • "Life... Dreams... Hope... Where do they come from? And where do they go? Such meaningless things... I'll destroy them all!"
    • The Big Bad of VII gets several on separate occasions (and games):
      Sephiroth: Well, that's an interesting sword you're carrying. (indicating Sora's weapon)
      Donald: It's the Keyblade.
      Sephiroth: I see. So that's a Keyblade. (to Sora) And I suppose you must be its chosen wielder.
      Sora: So what if I am?
      Sephiroth: I wonder if it won't change it's mind, once I defeat you.
    • Zack Fair, a non-villain example: "...and above all...protect your honor...AS SOLDIER!! COME AND GET IT!!!" To a whole army.
    • Dissidia: Final Fantasy has all characters say something when the battle starts, and a good part of the time it'll be this trope, or some sort of mocking comment about the opponent. The prequel Dissidia 012 went further with custom introductory quotes for storyline battles where both character speaks. For example, this gem from the Final Boss:
    Garland: "I will grant you true and utter annihilation!"
    Lightning: "Bring it on! I don't need a second chance!"
  • From Chrono Cross: "Now, let love bleed! Darker and deeper than the seas of hell!"
  • Gene from God Hand has a few of these, even more irrelevant than usual because he doesn't give a damn about his opponent. "You can wax on wax off all you like, I'm still kicking your ass" is probably the most well-known. Probably the most amusing is the one word he spouts in response to the Mad Midget Five's Team Shot:
    "Douchebags!"
    • Elvis' "I'm gettin' hungry, hombre!"
  • Team Fortress 2 has those whenever an ubercharge is used on a Heavy. "Is good time to run cowards!"
    • NOW IS COWARD KILLING TIME!
    • I AM BULLET-PROOOOOOOF!! *Commence ass-kicking*
    • The Soldier's Buff Banner when used also makes him utter one of his battle cries.
    • Also, every character on both teams at the very start of a round. They can also be used at any time through the "Battle cry" voice command.
    • The "Meet the Medic" short gives us this:
    Medic: Now? (creepy chuckle) Let's go practice medicine.
  • "Can't let you do that, Star Fox!"
    • "Andross has ordered us to take you down."
    • "Peppy! Long time, no see!"
    • "Andross' enemy is my enemy!"
    • "Your daddy screamed REEEEEALL good before he DIED!"
    • "Think you're tough eh? In that case, IT'S SECRET WEAPONS TIME!"
  • "Let's rock, baby!"
    • And Nero's "Let's roll."
      • Nero's got more, from "Hell yeah!" accompanying cutting downward in the air, "You're going down," for one of his longer but more powerful attacks, and "Sweet!" when Devil Trigger is activated.
    • When using Buster on Sanctus, one of his lines is "You are the demon. NOT ME!"
    • "Foolishness, Dante, foolishness. Might controls everything, and without strength you cannot protect anything. Let alone yourself."
  • Bayonetta has several, including Dante's "Let's rock, baby!"
  • This is part of the reason why Duke Nukem is such a Badass, even though he lifts a few lines from other sources. Example: "Come on out, Morphix. There's only two ways this can end, and in both of 'em, you die!"
  • From Vampire: The Masquerade — Redemption, said by a crusader who has survived to the modern nights.
    Christof Romuald: Stand, sir, or wouldst thou arrive in hell squatting upon thy arse?
  • AREEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!
  • Knights of the Old Republic II actually has one for, of all people, Bao-Dur.
    Bao-Dur: "I think he wanted us to give the General to his poorly trained collection of bounty hunters."
    Atton: "Well that makes sense. Which one do you want?"
    Bao-Dur: "I'll take the stupid one who decided to threaten us rather than shoot us when he had the chance."
  • A particularly impressive one from the Sith Warrior in Star Wars: The Old Republic:
    Republic Soldier: "Time to show this bastard what we're made of!"
  • More than a few of these in Kingdom Hearts, especially from the Organization XIII baddies.
    • Axel, Demyx (below), Larxene, and Xemnas:
    Axel: "Oh? So you really do remember me this time. I'm sooooo FLATTERED. But you're toooo LATE!"
    Axel (during the intro sequence of the boss fight): "Come here! I'll make it all STOP!"
    Xemnas: "I cannot feel sorrow... no matter what misery befalls your worlds."
    Zexion: "Then I shall make you see... That your hopes are nothing—nothing but a mere illusion!"
    Riku: Glad I get to fight more than boredom.
    • And, from the same game, and in the same world
    Sora: Let's go, Tron!
    • Even the manga adaptation cannot avoid such badass lines. One noticeable example is Sora taking out an out-of-control Magnum Loader, while also adding a shout out to the film that the world he is in was based on.
    Sora: End of the line for you!
  • Many Time Crisis bosses:
    • Sherudo Garo (Time Crisis Stage 2 boss): "Since you have traveled so very far, be my guest and let me ENTERTAIN YOU!"
    • Buff Bryant (Time Crisis II Stage 2 boss): "It's time for you to say goodbye!"
    • Ernesto Diaz (Time Crisis II Stage 3 boss): "This is not a real satellite, anyway let me ENTERTAIN YOU!"
    • Victor Zahn (Time Crisis 3 Stage 1 boss): "Say goodbye!"
    • Wild Fang (Time Crisis 3 Stage 3-1): "Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Wild Fang, and it's a pleasure to meet YOU!"
    • Giorgio Zott ((Time Crisis 3 Stage 3 boss): "And now... Time to get rid of you both!"
    • Marcus Black (Time Crisis 4 Stage 1-3): "You want it? Then come over here and TAKE IT!"
    • Jack Mathers (Time Crisis 4 Stage 2-3): (in response to Captain Rush asking "Where's your patriotism?") "What good is patriotism?"
    • Wild Dog (Time Crisis 4 Stage 3-2): "A bunch of annoying little flies..."
    • Gregory Barrows (Time Crisis 4 Stage 3 boss): "You two... are gonna DIE HERE!"
  • Altered Beast: "WELCOME TO YOUR DOOM!"
  • The beginning of a Gears of War multiplayer match normally has someone saying something.
  • In Fire Emblem 7 before taking down the Big Bad, all characters that are taking part in the battle get to deliver one, or at the very least the group they're fighting for. The best is Canas' "Let this battle be forgotten by history, that is all I ask."
    • Hector gets this beauty of a quote when facing the boss of his version of chapter 11:
    Hector:You see, I'm about as angry as I've ever been. I doubt that even a dozen of you could slow me down. Prepare to die!!!
    • In Awakening, all characters have quotes when they land a critical hit or activate a skill. The line generally viewed as the best belongs to Frederick.
    Frederick: "Pick a god and pray!"
  • "It's time for revenge." "Let's attack aggressively."
    • And the lesser known "What is this place?" "Keep your eyes peeled!" *gun cocking sounds*
  • In Blood Omen 2, before the first boss, the boss in question says that Kain will die if he fights the Sarafan Lord, Kain says that may be true, and then adds, "But you will never know how it ends, Faustus, for I will bury you first of all."
    • If you haven't played the other games before Defiance, it does a great job at explaining Kain to you in the first five minutes.
    Sarafan: "Surender, fiend, and we promise you an easy death."
    Kain: "I could promise you the same. ...but it would be a lie."
  • One female voiceset in Neverwinter Nights says "I hope you like pain!" when you attack an enemy
  • Super Smash Bros..:
    Lucario: Watch the power of aura! (Kamehamehadoken)
    Meta Knight: Know my power! (Flash Step)
    Snake: It's show time! (calls helicopter with grenade launcher)
    Sonic: Now I'll show you! (screams as he flies straight through everything)
  • BlazBlue has some characters with truly justifiable one liners.
  • "I am matter... I am antimatter... I can see your past... I can see your future... I consume time... And I will consume you!"
  • In Fate/stay night "Unlimited Blade Works", when Shirou uses the titular ability for the first time, against Gilgamesh: "Here I come, King of Heroes. Do you have enough weapons in stock?"
  • Killer7 has Harman's first lines in the game "Good night child, it's past your bed time."
    • And Dan's classic, "I went to see the Devil, now it's your turn."
  • World of Warcraft: Each of the Alliance & Horde faction leaders will deliver one of these if you attack them.
    • One attack on the Horde capital city of Orgrimmar featured this especially well. The raid organisers were targetting Thrall, warchief of the orcs, and forgot (as many do on both factions) that the leader of the trolls also spends most of his time in Thrall's keep. They charged Thrall at full speed, only to hear from behind, "Dis gonna be de last mistake you make, mon" seconds before Vol'jin the Shadowhunter tore their formation apart, starting with the healers at the back.
    • "Leeroy Jenkins!"
    • "Arcanite Reaper, HOOO!"
    • During the Gunship Battle we have "You DARE board my ship? Your death will come swiftly." if you're on Horde and "What's this then?! Ye won't be takin' this son o' Ironforge's vessel without a fight!." if you're on Alliance.
    • During the Wrathgate cinematic, Saurfang the Younger delivers this gem:
    Rise up, sons of the Horde! Blood and glory await us!
    • The standard Battle Cry of "FOR THE HORDE!" or "FOR THE ALLIANCE!" can work as one of these.
  • In Metal Gear Solid, Snake and Otacon are trapped inside a building while the Big Bad circles it in an armed helicopter. Snake tells Otacon to go fix the elevator so they can move on, and Otacon asks Snake what he intends to do. Snake's response? "I've got to go and swat a noisy fly."
    It's time for Jack... to let 'er rip!
    "I said my sword was a tool of justice... Not used in anger. Not used for vengeance. But now... now I'm not so sure. And besides... This isn't my sword.
  • The video game adaption of The Warriors had each warrior give one of these when entering rage mode. Here is an example from each warrior:
    • Cleon: Here comes the motherfucking warchief, asshole!
    • Swan: I'm gonna march right through you!
    • Ajax: You stupid fucks!
    • Snow: Enough of this bullshit! You're fucking finished!
    • Rembrandt: Let me show you how the Warriors bump!
    • Vermin: All right, all right, that's fucking it!
    • Cowboy: I'm gonna go wild on you asshole!
    • Fox: I'll show you how to flex!
    • Cochise: Bring it on sucka!
  • S.W.I.N.E. has units that always drop a taunt whenever they spot an enemy or score a kill. The combatants are rabbits (French accent) and pigs (German accent). The best are the rabbit artillery units.
    I'm going to open a can of whoopass on these pigs!
    I'm supposed to be afraid? You gotta be kidding me...
    Adieu, mon ami...
    Whoa, brother! You really had to eat that much slop?
    Off ya go to hog heaven!
    (Hungarian version) Here, lead pill from the pharmacy!
    (Hungarian version) I'm gonna kick you so hard you'll fly home!
  • Lunar: Eternal Blue:
    Lucia: Dragons of Althena, come forth!
    Ruby: This is it! Let's go!
    Nall: Let's rock!
  • In Yggdra Union Gulcasa give the anti heroic version of this trope during his first confrontation with Milanor.
    Milanor: So you're the big man around here, huh? Get ready!
    Gulcasa: We haven't been introduced, so I'll think of you as "Prey".
    • And when using his card's special ability, Gulcasa brings one tried and true line back.
    Gulcasa: ARE YOU READY?!'
  • "You talk too much".
  • Persona 3 has a lot of great lines after you knock down an enemy and get a chance to have all four characters gang up on it, such as Akihiko's "Oh, I've been waiting for this!" and Junpei's "Come back here, you son of a-!"
    • "I make my living as an elevator attendant but... I know several effective ways of inflicting pain. Don't worry, I'm not as fragile as I look. Try to kill me... if you can."
      • And its Spear Counterpart: I am he who governs power. I should pose a challenge, even for you. I advice that you do not hold back. Fight as though you intend to kill.
    • Every Shadow boss in Persona 4 starts with "I am a Shadow, the true self..."
    • Kanji: "I LIVE FOR THIS PART!"
    • Teddie: "Just say the word, and it's bear time!"
  • "Target verified. Commencing hostilities." The last words you will hear.
  • Do not...toy with me
    • also: "Haven't I killed ALL of you yet?!"
  • "It's game time."
  • "Hasta luego."
  • In Tales of Symphonia, Corrine dies to protect Sheena from Volt. After Lloyd motions her into action Sheena yells "For the sake of everyone that risked their lives to protect me, Volt...I DEMAND YOUR POWER!" The party then kills the God of Thunder and Lightning.
    • Lloyd and Kratos team up to do this at the Iselia Ranch. As Forcystus emerges from the front doorway after shooting Lloyd, Kratos says very calmly that he is disappointed that this is how the great Desian hero Forcystus meets his end. He doesn't need to do anything though, as Lloyd does the asskicking part for him WHEN HE SHANKS HIM. Kratos has some choice lines when he finishes off Kvar ("Feel the pain" *slash* "Of those inferior beings" *slash* *sheathes sword* "as you burn in hell") and before right after you kill Remiel in the first time in the tower of salvation and Kratos show up and as the fight starts he say "Do you earnestly think you can defeat ME?"
  • Darksiders: "You can look at me in the eye when I kill you."
  • In later Tales Of games, many player characters get pretty awesome lines before shredding their opponents up with Mystic Artes:
    Jade Curtiss: "I, who stand in the full light of the heavens, command thee to open the gates of hell! Come forth, divine lightning! This ends now! INDIGNATION!!!"
    Yuri Lowell: "O brilliant blade of coldest steel, rend the infinite darkness, and crush my enemies to nothing! You're dead! SAVAGE WOLF FURY!
    Hubert Ozwell: Prepare yourself! You have angered me. You'll regret this! TEMPEST ARROW!
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla: Alec Mason cracks quite a few of these during the game, but the most epic one happens in the end, when the Red Faction is about to shoot down the Hydra, the largest warship ever known to man.
    Kobel: This is Admiral Kobel of the EDF Hydra. What is your status?
    Mason: Just fine, Admiral, but yours is about to go red.
  • Dragon Age: Origins Alastair gives us this gem.
    Alright, who ordered death?
  • Deus Ex:
    Bob Page: "Soon, I will become pure energy. I will burn like the brightest star."
    JC Denton: "You're gonna burn alright."
  • From No More Heroes, Travis will deliver quite a lot of these (In addition to Pre- and Postmortem One Liners.)
    • v.s. Skelter Helter: "And when you see your brother in hell, tell him, that he's still a DOUCHE!"
    • v.s. Nathan Copeland: "Hale-fucking-lujah!"
    • v.s. Matt Helms: "Time for some pro-bono ghost-busting!"
    • v.s. Jasper Batt Jr. (last form): "Come on, Prez! Unleash your hate! Your anger! Everything! I'll take it all and FUCKING kill you with it!"
    • Travis gives a good number of these in the first one too.
    To Dr.Peace: "This is what I LIVE FOR. Fighting your own kind, nothing's more gratifying!"
    To Destroyman: "If challenge had a taste, you'd be quite delicious."
    To Holly: "Normal assassins don't shoot the shit like this. They see their target and KILL THEM!"
    To Harvey: "IT'S KILLING TIME!"
    To Bad Girl: "You're no assassin. You're just a perverted killing maniac."
    To Jeane: "All of your sorrows end today, Jeane."
  • Asura's Wrath: Come on! (To a fucking planet-sized god, and he wins.)
    • The game itself delivers one in Episode Twelve, when Asura goes into his Berserker Form.
    Achievement Unlocked: "Heads Will Roll"
  • Neverwinter Nights' NPCs and PCs have voice that sets will occasionally have them say one of these once they attack an enemy.
    • Dark Hero: "NO QUARTER!"
    • Reserved Guardian: "Let the earth take you!"
    • Confident: "I'll handle this one!"
    • Dramatic: "Your death has been too long delayed."
    • In Neverwinter Nights 2, this ultimately fails with Kaelyn the Dove, for which she can explain why. And this is one of her One Liners.
    Kaelyn: "Oh... you... oh, I don't know any profanities! How embarrassing..."
  • EVE Online gives us this from the trailer for the latest expansion, called Incursion. This particular one-liner precedes the collective ass-kicking of a galactic cluster, 4 established empires and their respective naval forces, and the player-base.
    Sansha Kuvakei: "I will vanquish your fear, and commute your flesh...to dust."
  • Wing Commander Prophecy has Maestro's: "I think we haven't been properly introduced yet, I'm Maestro, you're dead,"
  • MechWarrior's BattleMechs themselves almost seem to coincidentally have one every mission you start off already in the middle of a fight. Given that your 'Mech is an armored behemoth bristling with more than enough firepower to level a city block in a single instant the third part of the line rather... telling.
    Mech Power Up Voice Over: "Reactor online, sensors online, weapons online. All systems nominal."
  • From Dead Space 2: "Fuck you, and fuck your Marker!"
  • From Dead Space 3: "You can't have us..."
  • In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn:
    Arcanus: How many times must I prove that you little insects can't hurt me?
    Hou Zan: Once more, apparently.
    • Subverted, Arcanus teleports away.
  • Played quite nicely in Portal 2, although the person the one-liner was directed at never actually got their ass-kicked;
    GLaDOS: I hope you brought something stronger than a portal gun this time. Otherwise, I'm afraid you're about to become the immediate past president of the Being Alive Club. Ha Ha.
    GLaDOS: "This next test involves turrets. You remember them, right? They're the pale spherical things that are full of bullets. Oh wait, that's you in five seconds. Good luck."
    GLaDOS: "I suppose we could just sit in this room and glare at each other until somebody drops dead... But I have a better idea. It's your old friend, deadly neurotoxin. If I were you, I'd take a deep breath. And hold it."
    GLaDOS: "Well, this is the part where he kills us." Wheatley: Hello! This is the part where I kill you. Chapter 9: The Part Where He Kills You. BGM: The Part Where He Kills You (Achievement Unlocked: The Part Where He Kills You; Subtitle: This is that part)
  • Dungeon Siege 3 has one especially memorable one.
  • The World Ends with You has some memorable ones; one of the best is from Neku and Joshua's Level 3 Fusion Attack:
    Neku: "Another world awaits!"
    • Also, Neku and Beat's max fusion level 3:
    Beat: "Let's start it up!"
    Neku: "No let's end it!"
  • In Eternal Sonata, if you build up enough echoes before unleashing a special attack, the character will say something awesome.
    Falsetto: "By thunder and lightning will you be thrown. By wind will you be scattered. Heaven and Earth! Howling Thunder!"
    Fredric: "There is power within my melodies! Listen! Piu Grave!"
    Salsa: "Descend from Heaven and shatter the Earth! Deadly Orbit!"
    March: "The bright light within me is apart of all things that shine! Super Nova!"
    Polka: "Stay out of my way! Pure Geyser!"
  • Left 4 Dead
    Bill: "Goddamn Smoker! You're going to have to use that tongue of yours to pull my foot out of your ass!"
    Bill (Sacrifice Comic): "Hold your horses, I'll be with you in a minute."
    Nick: "I have not...come this far...to die now!"
    Ellls: "Kill all sons of bitches...that's my official instructions."
    Coach: And when we run outta bullets...baby, they gonna wish we hadn't.
  • Psychonauts
    Coach Oleander: Kochamara does not speak giant monster boy language.
    Raz: The only word you're gonna need is "ouch."
  • In Wario World, Wario frequently utters the line "I'm-a number one!" before boss battles.
  • In Sonic Adventure 2, Both Sonic and Shadow have lines when their final fights start up
    Shadow: [Against Sonic] Before this is over, I'll show you the true power of Chaos Control!
    Sonic: [Against Shadow] Alright, Shadow, time to finish this!
    • The conversation before the fight might even count as one as well:
    Shadow: You're no ordinary hedgehog. What are you, anyway?
    Shadow: I see. Well then, Sonic, it looks like your adventuring days are coming to an end!
    • In Sonic Heroes, right before the Egg Emperor boss fight in their story, Team Sonic gives us this exchange.
    Tails: This time you won't get away!
    Knuckles: Give it up!
    Sonic: This looks like checkmate, Doctor!
    Eggman: Hmph! Enough of this! Sonic, Tails, Knuckles! [Egg Emperor armor clanks down with perfect timing] Time to meet your maker! [swings lance]
    • Also, after said cutscene, Eggman starts the battle with this.
    Eggman: I'll show you what real evil is!
  • G.I. Joe
    • The Joes: "Yo, Joe!"
    • Tomax and Xamot: It's now or never!
    • Metal-Head: Don't get me mad!
    • Baroness: I can't wait to see you. Hahahahahahaha!, It's showtime.
    • Major Bludd: Your Days Are Numbered!
    • Destro: You won't get out after this one.
    • Cobra Commander: Long live Cobra, the greatest, Whahahahaha!
  • Vega Strike has Dialogue Tree entries for cases when AI pilot is aggressive and taunts or hostile and fails to be appeased:
    Rlaan (arthropod): "I put your flesh back inside your bones!"
    Mechanist: "I'm going to retrofit you in unspeakable ways!"
  • X-Men
    Pyro: Pyro will turn you to toast!
    Magneto: Hahahaha, X-Men, welcome to die!
    Emma Frost: The White Queen welcomes you to die!
    Juggernaut: Juggernaut will flatten you!
  • In Primal you need to get back the sword of a ghost from the Wraith Captain who executed him.
    Jen: "Now that's a sword I'd kill for."
  • In Starcraft we have the following badass exchange:
    Phoenix:"The Khala awaits me, Kerrigan. But although I am prepared to meet my destiny, you will not find me an easy prey."
    Kerrigan:"Then that. Will be. Your epitaph."
    • Also in one cinematic, where Zeratul faces Kerrigan.
    Kerrigan:"The galaxy will burn at their coming."
    Zeratul:"Perhaps... But you won't live to see it!"
  • Every boss in Virtua Cop:
    Kong: "Hahahahaha! Pretty bold, aren't we? I'll take care of you myself!"
    King: "Haha! Show's enough, you two! So you made it this far, huh? Haha!"
    Boss: "And now, you'll regret being at the wrong place at the wrong time."
    Fang: "This chopper is all I need. I'm through with you too! Now, you meet your maker!"
    Bull: "Hahaha! Where are you looking? I'm over here, cops!"
    Aero-Divers: "Die!"
    Bladley: "I'll remember this last moment after I finish you. Die!"
    Fang: "It seems my plan as been ruined. But I can at least finish you!"
  • Silent Scope:
    Cobra: "I told you I'll survive to have my revenge! Feel my reborn power!"
    Mosquito: "Keh keh keh keh keh! Catch me if you can! Keh keh keh keh keh!"
    Smith: "Go to hell!"
    Shaker: "Oh my! Our guest has no sense of style! But I suppose a guest is better than no guest at all! Welcome, welcome! Come, come now, do stay a while and enjoy yourself!"
    Ray: "You there! Wait! So you're the scum that's causing all the commotion! Thanks to you, I had to drag my ass all the way out here! It's hot and stuffy in here... My suit's getting dirty... This is the pits! Sorry, but I have to kill you now... I'm kinda in a hurry to get back home..."
    Charly: "Hahaha! Let the fire burn!"
    Robert: "Now why don't you just relax..."
  • Two Worlds uses this to alert the player to the presence of enemies. In dialog it is noticable that the PC becomes more free with them when he is accompanying Reesa, who he is attracted to.
    Reesa: Damn! Looks like we're out of plans.
    PC: Looks like something's in our way.
  • Where as most Fighting Games use, "Ready? Fight!" before matches, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age Of Heroes gives us...
    Announcer: Prepare to kick butt. BEGIN!
  • From BioShock Infinite's Motorized Patriot:
    The Lord judges. I act.
  • From Guild Wars 2, for Human characters who choose the street-rat personal story:
    Two-Blade Pete: You think you're smarter than Pete, do ya? Think you hurt me? Let me tell you something—
    Player: Better men than you have tried.
    Player: Tried... and died.
  • The Legend Of Zelda C Di Games:
    • From Link: Faces of Evil:
      Ganon: "Join me, Link, and I will make you a face—the grrrreatest in Koridai! Or else you will DIE."
    • From Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon:
      Ganon: "You dare bring light into my lair? YOU MUST DIE!!"
  • In Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, Dingodile delivers one before his boss fight:
    Break out the butter. I'm gonna make toast!
  • In Contra Hard Corps: Uprising:
    Tiberius: "You again... So, you want me dead? I'm going to enjoy this battle!"
  • Diablo 3 gives us this one.
    Diablo:"Even in the heart of heaven, angels can still feel fear."
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War has many. Each expansion adds more, and basically half the lines in the series are these.
    Apothecary: "Death or healing... I care not which you seek."
    Dreadnought: "At last, back to war."
  • In Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, the Mr. Gutsy robots say these almost exclusively: "Every day is a good day to die!" "Kill'em all and let GOD sort 'em out!" "Looks like it's my lucky day." "Take THAT, you commie bastard!"
  • Upon fighting the final boss of Lethal Enforcers II: Gunfighters, he says, "Arise, my friends!"

MusicPre-Asskicking One-LinerWeb Animation

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
82172
38