There is no way you can get caught
Just leave me here so I can rot
Forget the fact we ever fought
Blake: I know.
Ty: Leaving the enemy in the deathtrap, ignoring him? A henchman of questionable loyalties watching over things?
Blake: I know.
Ty: Don’t tell me you did the monologue, explaining things.
Blake: I did, kind of.
Ty: Damn it, Blake.
Dr. Evil: All right, guard, begin the unnecessarily slow-moving dipping mechanism! *mechanism starts* Close the tank!
Scott: Wait, aren't you even gonna watch them? They could get away!
Dr. Evil: No. I'm going to leave them alone and not actually witness them dying, I'm just gonna assume it all went to plan, why?
Scott: I have a gun, in my room, you give me five seconds, I'll get it, I'll come back down here, BOOM, I'll blow their brains out! We can do it together, it'll be fun!
Dr. Evil: Scott... You just don't get it, do you. You don't.
— Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
"Mr. Bond, you persist in defying my efforts to provide an amusing death for you."
— Hugo Drax, the villain from Moonraker
"Do you ever notice how bad guys always leave at these critical moments? Oh well." (leaves)
— Dr. Gene Splicer, Tiny Toon Adventures, "Hare Raising Night"
"Now untie him, Wormtail, and give him back his wand."
— Lord Voldemort on Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Senor Senior Sr: A proper villain always leaves his foe when he's about to expire.
Senor Senior Jr: Why?
Senor Senior Sr: Well, it would be bad form just to lull about, waiting for it.
Senor Senior Jr: Why?
Senor Senior Sr: Tradition!
— Kim Possible, "Animal Attraction"
Anyhoo, as one of the Minions poses with Gadget for a picture, he puts some sort of homing beacon on Gadget’s hat. This makes it so that Claw can control Gadget’s every move; Claw forces Gadget to do things like throw his Coke and fries everywhere. Instead of, say, forcing Gadget to say “Go-Go Gadget Handgun” and shoot himself in the face, thus ridding himself of Gadget and ridding me of this shit-ass movie. Nope, Claw forces Gadget to squirt mustard everywhere and...break dance?
Q. But... when he has her alone, why doesn't he just shoot her or stab her or something? Instead of trying to shoot down the plane when she's on board? And then the next day, he tries to bomb the plane. Wouldn't it be simpler if...
A. Nothing is simple, Penrod; you do not buy a woman dinner in Paris only to shoot or stab her.
(Mother Brain is spinning out of control and is vulnerable)
Kevin: Into the Warp Zone! It's too dangerous to finish her off!
Nostalgia Critic: We're contractually obligated to keep stalling for three more seasons!
Jafar chortles with glee as he orders Aladdin's death for the second time, and this go-round it HAS to stick because everybody is chained up. He's so happy about it, he changes into Jasmine again the morning of the execution to reveal his true identity to Aladdin RIGHT before he loses his head, won't that be poetic? In doing this, he leaves the room, and ten thousand defeated villains screamed in agony from Hades, "ARE WE ALL DOOMED TO REPEAT THAT MISTAKE FOREVER??"
Fallacy of the Talking Killer - The villain wants to kill the hero. He has him cornered at gunpoint. All he has to do is pull the trigger. But he always talks first. He explains the hero's mistakes to him. Jeers. Laughs. And gives the hero time to think his way out of the situation, or be rescued by his buddy. Cf. most JAMES BOND movies.
Chris: Riddler also looks at Batman and goes “Whyyyy can’t I killlll youuuuuuu?” And if I had to guess, I’d say it probably has something to do with not shooting him in the head when he had the chance about 20 minutes ago.
David: I wish I could have shot this movie in the head 20 minutes ago.