Dr. Evil: Scott, I want you to meet daddy's nemesis, Austin Powers.
Scott Evil: What? Are you feeding him? Why don't you just kill him?
Dr. Evil: I have an even better idea. I'm going to place him in an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death.
— Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Dr. Drakken: So, Kim Possible, you think to thwart my plan...
Shego: Don't stop to tell her the plan!
Dr. Drakken: I'll handle this, Shego!
Shego: Yeah, all I know is, every time you stop to blab about your big plan, she wins!
Shooting is not too good for my enemies.
— The Evil Overlord List, Rule 4
When I've captured my adversary and he says, "Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?" I'll say, "No." and shoot him. No, on second thought I'll shoot him then say "No."
— The Evil Overlord List, Rule 7
Your fat giant ninja probably could have killed me once every thirty seconds since he first saw me. I know that real honest-to-goodness knuckles to testicles action is important to you supervillain types, but come on, at some point you have to get practical. Get Tub Fist to kill me.
—Dr. McNinja, The Adventures of Dr. McNinja
The entire reason we’re screwing around gathering up these heroes is because they will somehow (?) help us stop Lucian. But here he is, a few feet away and flammable.
—Shamus Young on Fable II
This isn't the kind of man who ties you up in a cellar with just enough time for the mice to eat your ropes before the flood-waters rise. This is the kind of man who just kills you here and now.
—Igneous Cutwell, Mort
Chauvelin: Twelve picked men will be on the ramparts ready to seize him the moment he appears.
Collot d'Herbois: And to shoot him at sight, I hope.
Chauvelin: Only as a last resource, for the Englishman is powerful, and may cause our half-famished men a good deal of trouble. But I want him alive if possible...
d'Herbois: Why? A dead lion is safer than a live one any day.
Chauvelin: Oh! we'll kill him right enough, citizen. I pray you have no fear. I hold a weapon ready for that meddlesome Scarlet Pimpernel which will be a thousand times more deadly and more effectual than a chance shot, or even the guillotine.
d'Herbois: What weapon is that, Citizen Chauvelin?
Chauvelin: Dishonour and ridicule!
— The Elusive Pimpernel, Chapter 24
(On Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever): "[the villain] has obtained a miniaturized robot so small it can float in the bloodstream and cause strokes and heart attacks. At one point in the movie, a man who will remain nameless is injected with one of these devices by a dart gun, and it kills him. All very well, but consider for a moment the problem of cost overruns in these times of economic uncertainty. A miniaturized assassination robot small enough to slip through the bloodstream would cost how much? Millions? And it is delivered by dart? How's this for an idea: use a poison dart, and spend the surplus on school lunches."
Roger Ebert in his review
"Just shoot him?!" Know this, my sweet: the death of Batman must be nothing less than a masterpiece! The triumph of my sheer comic genius over his ridiculous mask and gadgets!
(near end of episode, after Harley comes within an inch of killing Batman herself)
"I really have to apologize the kid. No respect for tradition! Heh! Let's just pretend the whole thing never happened and do this some other time, 'kay?...Then *again*, this is a rather rare opportunity. Y'know what they say, "a bat in the hand is worth two in the belfry." I guess you're going out on a laugh after all!"
- Joker, Batman: The Animated Series "Mad Love"
The Joker: You're not going to leave [Batman] like this, are you?
Lex Luthor: Why?
Joker: Hel-lo? He's still alive!
Luthor: And he's going to stay that way until I say we don't need him anymore.
Joker: Lex, Lex, take it from someone who knows: (whispered) don't wait, do it now.
Luthor: You don't like my decisions? Leave.
Joker: (Walking off) And they say I'm crazy...
(the rest of Luthor's gang stares at him meaningfully)
Luthor: (eye twitching)...What?! Those restraints are pure titanium. He'll never get loose.
— Justice League — Injustice For All (part 2)
"Look, if you're going through this much trouble to the point of trying to kill them, just come at them with a gun! You're not exactly dealing with Mensa members here, especially since they're completely oblivious to the sounds of knives colliding with things and glass shattering!"
"[Anakin and Obi-Wan] start charging down the corridors, cleaving their way to the elevators, and eventually bumble directly into an ambush, where a half-dozen droids have them dead-to-rights at gunpoint. Incredibly, instead of shooting them dead where they stand, the droids stand there dumbly while the Jedi spin around and decapitate the lot of them. What the hell just happened? You're telling me that droids missed the opportunity to just waste them? I really can't take this. This is the fearsome threat that has the Republic on the defensive?"
"I'll take the stupid one who decided to threaten us rather than shoot us when he had the chance."
Greedo: I've been looking forward to this for a long time.
Han: Yes, I'll bet you have.
* Han guns down Greedo*
"Seriously. What would it take to get these guys to shoot?"
One Armed Man: I've been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had a gun in my right hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left.
[Tuco kills him with a hidden gun]
Tuco: When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
(Family watching a Western Movie with a knock out brawl)
Son: They know they have guns, right?
— DVR commercial
Steve: "Why don't you just shoot him and fuck all this?"
Bishop: "Good judgement comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment."
— The Mechanic (2011)
We both know I have to kill you now. You'll just have to imagine the fire.
— Bane, The Dark Knight Rises
Marco: "Next time you have a chance to kill someone, don't hesitate!"
*McClane shoots and kills Marco*
McClane: "Thanks for the advice!"
— Die Hard
Benmel: "Gassman, Go out there and kill the one that's following the plane."
Gassman: "Yes, but couldn't we capture him and turn him into a Meganoid to further our plan?"
Benmel: "What was that?! Go out there and kill him or I'll have you executed for treason!'''
Freiza: I just love how easy it is to get away with this sh*t with you people! I want to transform, you just sit there and let me. I want to blow the planet up, you just sit there and let me! I want to reach one-hundred percent power and you just SIT RIGHT THERE AND LET ME!
Hitlerella: A giant jar. Christ. Does anyone else here even own a gun?
Pat: I don't get it. You can just cut him—just cut him right now.
Mat: We know he cuts him!
Mat: He cuts him super dead.
Pat: So, like, why not just do it?
Mat: No, you gotta—
Pat: He wants to do it in a cool way.
Mat: You've gotta do it in an evil bad guy cool way.
Bigwig:Look, I know it says he's weightless in the script but look what happens when I scratch out the word weightless. You see, he no longer becomes weightless. He just becomes.
Deluise:Okay fine. Good, but how else does Colonel Danning get past the giant alien guard?
Bigwig:Who is this?
O'Neill:Colonel Jack O'Neill.
Martin:He's the new Air Force technical adviser. He doesn't know he's not supposed to say anything yet.
Bigwig:You're telling me an Air Force officer can shoot a giant alien without having to be weightless?
O'Neill:Sure, why not?
Bigwig:You know, I'd like to hear `sure, why not' a little more around here. Now the space ship in scene 53..
"The trouble with Daleks is it takes so long to say anything. Probably die of boredom before they shoot me."
— Doctor Who, "The Time of the Doctor"
"So, let me see if I follow this "plan" so far... You captured Zero (aka Lelouch), but instead of killing him, you wiped his memory so that he couldn't become Zero again, but instead of them throwing him in jail, you released him back to the public, indefinitely, so that he could get smarter and better and beating you, all to bring him into contact with C2, the only person who could activate his Geass again, give him back his memories and allow him to become Zero again!"
"Didn't you see I wasn't even listening? I mean, were you trying to sell me the damn gun or what? [...] Now it's my turn to talk. Here's some advice: If you can hit your target, pretty much any gun will do the trick."
— Revy, just before killing a Neo-Nazi who failed to follow this advice, Black Lagoon
"Why don't they [ever] kill him right away... Anyone gets the drop on this guy and doesn't just shoot him on the spot, they deserve whatever he does to them..."
— Lorraine, The Punisher MAX #44
"Now, what shall we do with you, Mr. Bond? I can't let you live, that much is certain. I should probably just shoot you here and now and get it over with. I've always wondered why the bad guys never do that to the heroes in action movies. Instead, they have to use some elaborate method of torture or execution. The hero ultimately uses the delay to his advantage and escapes. So I should just shoot you now, right?"
— Guy Thackeray, Zero Minus Ten