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06:09:02 AM Oct 19th 2010
Simple. I Will Show You X is about vaguely but directly implying as to what one will do, hence "I'll [X] You" and "I Got Your [X] Right Here" are similar enough to "I'll Show You [X]" to fall under the same trope. Verb This! could has no "I" in it, nor it it necessarily about what the character saying it will do; the character saying it could be pointing to some external circumstance as the "this."
09:28:31 AM Oct 19th 2010
My understanding is that the "I" or the thing that is being done is irrelevant; I Will Show You X is about taking what the other guy says and using it in a retort. Maybe "[X] This" is different enough so it's not a subtrope, but it seems similar in spirit to "I'll Show You [X]" and other phrases.
09:44:35 AM Oct 19th 2010
... that's a good point. I'll probably set up a compare/contrast thing on the article for now. Maybe this could be discussed in Trope Talk and/or the Trope Repair shop.
09:17:17 PM Oct 18th 2010
Please explain to me why Verb This! is unconnected to I Will Show You X, because I am not getting it. The only thing I can think of is that Verb This! isn't necessarily in response to what some other guy said the way I Will Show You X is, but it's still used that way at least 90% of the time.
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