Whether or not you will bow to me is not open to debate. The question is, will I ever let you rise?
— Fridius, telemin master, Magic the Gathering
C3PO: His Excellency hopes that you will die honorably, but should any of you wish to beg for mercy, the great Jabba the Hutt will now listen to your pleas.
Han Solo: Threepio, you tell that slimy piece of worm-ridden filth, he'll get no such pleasure from us!... Right?
Jafar: Finally! You will bow to me!
Jasmine: We will never bow to you!
Jafar: If you won't bow before a Sultan, then you will cower before a sorcerer!
- Supernatural ("Wishful Thinking")
It brings a ray of sunshine to my unhappy life
To make him kneel before me and slowly twist the knife.
No matter how the wind howls, the mountain will not bow to it.
Come to me, son of Jor-El! Kneel before Zod!
General Zod, Superman II
Balalaika: I'm sorry, little boy, but...this is it. The end of the line. But before that happens, you'll have to apologize for all the mischief you've caused, isn't that right? Now, you're gonna kneel before me and beg for forgiveness.
Hansel: Hehe, you're pretty funn-
Balalaika: I said KNEEL! (sniper shot takes out Hansel's kneecap)
Axicor: So you know.
Scorpius: Did you think that armor would fool me? I know what you are!
Axicor: Then you should bow down!
Scorpius: Entropy will claim the universe before I bow down to a Scarran!
Axicor: Even one of the Ruling Order?
(He removes his mask to show the distinctive upper-class Scarran face beneath)
Scorpius: Particularly the ruling order.
"Come ,son of Jor-el, KNEEL BEFORE ZOD! Snoochie boochies!" *manic laugh*
— Jay, Mallrats
Damned imbeciles! You do not deserve being alive! One day I shall purge all of you off this world! And everybody shall kneel before me!
Terl: Pray, who the devil are you?
Terl: Oh god, he's foreign. Hello, Neil! Nice to meet you!
The fellahin knelt when they saw him, yet could not say why.
— Nyarlathotep by H.P. Lovecraft
Dr. Forrester: By the way, I don't think you've bowed down recently.
Mike Nelson: Ah, sure we have. Last Tuesday!
Dr. Forrester: No, no, that was more of a curtsy than a bow. So, how about we all bow down... now. '[Cuts off the air]'
Thargoid Guard: Earth scum, you will enter the throne room on your knees!
Kremmen: You transistorized twit; no-one tells Kremmen to kneel!
Thargoid Guard: You will ENTER on your KNEES!
Kremmen: I WILL NOT ENTER ON MY KNEES!
Thargoid Guard: Or we will remove your eyeballs.
Kremmen: I think I'll enter on my knees.
— Kremmen of the Star Corps
Stannis: It is customary to kneel when you are surrendering to a King.
Mance: We do not kneel.