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* Ramou Lazarian from ''A Company of Stars'' is an unusual one - since he's promised to only use his considerable martial arts abilities in defense of others, he goads bullies and would-be tough guys by acting over-the-top ''nice'' - in essence, inviting them to take a swing at him so he can then [[MuggingTheMonster have an excuse to trash them.]] A typical exchange is "Thank you." "For what?" "Making it self-defense." BOOM.

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* In the ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' episode "[[Recap/MurderSheWroteS3E19TheCemeteryVote The Cemetery Vote]]", when [[spoiler: Carroll]] tries to make a break for it, one of the other staff members steps in his path and tells him he'd enjoy the opportunity to knock him flat if he'd like to try running.

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** Fortunately for Torg, he says the ''right'' thing: there are survivors on the Genesis Planet which he ''can'' take hostage.

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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine''
** In "Maximum Security," the 99 is trying to lure out a crime boss' man in the FBI with a fake funeral for Adrian Pimento. When they spot the man and he starts to run, Diaz corners him and [[DualWielding draws two batons]].
--->'''Diaz:''' ''Please'' make me defile this church.


* From ''Film/JewelOfTheNile'', likely riffing on the above Dirty Harry line, when a gun-toting Ralph turns up to have a word with the hero about the events of the previous movie.

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* From ''Film/JewelOfTheNile'', likely ''Film/TheJewelOfTheNile'' (likely riffing on the above Dirty Harry line, line) when a gun-toting Ralph turns up to have a word with the hero about the events of the previous movie.


* From ''Film/JewelOfTheNile'', likely riffing on the above Dirty Harry line.
-->"Go ahead. Gimme a reason. Make my year!"

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* From ''Film/JewelOfTheNile'', likely riffing on the above Dirty Harry line.
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* From ''Film/JewelOfTheNile'', likely riffing on the above Dirty Harry line.
-->"Go ahead. Gimme a reason. Make my year!"


* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': In "Ted," Joyce gets involved with the eponymous Ted, who acts like a nice guy in front of Joyce and Buffy's friends, but is an ass to Buffy herself and threatens her when they're not around. When he reads Buffy's diary and [[ArmorPiercingSlap slaps her]], Buffy is ''happy'' to have an excuse to fight back. (Unfortunately she knocks him down the stairs and kills him, or so it appears).

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
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In "Ted," Joyce gets involved with the eponymous Ted, who acts like a nice guy in front of Joyce and Buffy's friends, but is an ass to Buffy herself and threatens her when they're not around. When he reads Buffy's diary and [[ArmorPiercingSlap slaps her]], Buffy is ''happy'' to have an excuse to fight back. (Unfortunately she knocks him down the stairs and kills him, or so it appears).


** In "Becoming, Part 1", Principal Snyder uses this on Buffy in the context of giving him a reason to expel her.



* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Becoming, Part 1", Principal Snyder uses this on Buffy in the context of giving him a reason to expel her.


* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': In "Ted," Joyce gets involved with the eponymous Ted, who acts like a nice guy in front of Joyce and Buffy's friends, but is an ass to Buffy herself and threatens her when they're not around. When he reads Buffy's diary and [[ArmorPiercingSlap slaps her]], Buffy is ''happy'' to have an excuse to fight back and promptly gets in a fist-fight with him.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': In "Ted," Joyce gets involved with the eponymous Ted, who acts like a nice guy in front of Joyce and Buffy's friends, but is an ass to Buffy herself and threatens her when they're not around. When he reads Buffy's diary and [[ArmorPiercingSlap slaps her]], Buffy is ''happy'' to have an excuse to fight back back. (Unfortunately she knocks him down the stairs and promptly gets in a fist-fight with him.kills him, or so it appears).


* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': The Joker interrupts a meeting of the city's crimelords.
-->'''Gangster:''' Give me one reason I shouldn't have my boy here pull your head off.\\
'''Joker:''' How about a magic trick? (sticks pencil in table) I'm gonna make this pencil, disappear.\\
The mook gets up and gets the pencil [[EyeScream rammed into his eyeball]] by the Joker.\\
'''Joker:''' Ta-dahh! It's, ah, it's ''gone''.\\
''Then'' he tells the other gangsters he's the one who stole their money.


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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'', during Simba's confrontation with his EvilUncle Scar:
-->'''Simba:''' Give me one good reason why I shouldn't rip you apart!
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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'', during Simba's confrontation with his EvilUncle Scar:
-->'''Simba:''' Give me one good reason why I shouldn't rip you apart!
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* ''Film/SkyHigh2005'': Layla won't use her powers except in self-defense. One of the villains, believing their side has already won and that Layla's a wimp anyway, slaps her just to be petty. "Big. Mistake."

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** Damar gets her back in the next episode, when he has Kira, Jake, and Leeta arrested. He can see her first instinct is to try and fight her way out and outright ''dares'' her to do so.
-->'''Damar:''' In here. Secure the door. Ah, Major! There you are. How nice of you to gather all your friends for us.\\
'''Kira:''' I'm off-duty, Damar. What do you want?\\
'''Damar:''' I want you to come with us, all three of you.\\
'''Kira:''' Where?\\
'''Damar:''' The security office. We have to ask you a few questions.\\
'''Jake:''' What kind of questions?\\
'''Damar:''' You'll find out when we get there.\\
(Kira sizes up the room - they're surrounded by armed guards)\\
'''Damar:''' Go ahead, Major. Try something. ''Nothing would make me happier.''


[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with a romantic]] StockPhrase where a character begs their love interest to "give me a reason to stay."

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with a romantic]] StockPhrase where a character begs their love interest to "give me a reason to stay."

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