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->''"Presidents don't threaten, Jack. They don't have to."''
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/RichardNixon''', ''Film/{{Nixon}}''


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* ''Film/{{Nixon}}'': A conversation between President UsefulNotes/RichardNixon and Jack, a Texas billionaire (appropriately played by Creator/LarryHagman), where they are both subtly threatening each other until Nixon comes out on top.
->'''Nixon''': If you're not happy with the E.P.A. up your ass, try the [[IntimidatingRevenueService I.R.S.]]\\
'''Jack''': Dick, you're not threatening me, are ya?\\
'''Nixon''': Presidents don't threaten, Jack. They don't have to.


'''Nick:''' Well, then ''find her''. Or else things are going to get a little dangerous here for ''you''.

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'''Nick:''' Well, then ''find her''. Or else things are going to get a little dangerous here for ''you''.\\


-->'''Hexenbeast:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Nick:''' I'm sorry. Must have done it badly, I thought I made myself pretty obvious.

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-->'''Hexenbeast:''' -->'''Catherine:''' She is not here! I have no reason to protect her anymore.\\
'''Nick:''' Well, then ''find her''. Or else things are going to get a little dangerous here for ''you''.
'''Catherine:'''
Are you threatening me?\\
'''Nick:''' I'm sorry.sorry... Must have done it badly, I thought I made myself pretty obvious.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12356422/39/Relief-from-Nightmares Relief from Nightmares]]'':
-->'''Unspeakable Croaker:''' I would not be so quick to speak if I were you, Rukar, we have measures against your kind here.\\
'''Harry:''' And I would not put myself at risk so readily if I were you. First, you take my godfather, then my friends - including your own nephew - now you threaten my mate? Do you have a death wish?\\
'''Unspeakable Croaker:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Harry:''' No. A conviction.


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': After a failed mission caused in part by [[TheHeavy Cinder]] prioritizing RevengeOverReason, [[EvilOverlord Salem]] gives her underlings a speech to this effect.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': After a failed mission caused in part by [[TheHeavy Cinder]] prioritizing RevengeOverReason, RevengeBeforeReason, [[EvilOverlord Salem]] gives her underlings a speech to this effect.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': After a failed mission caused in part by [[TheHeavy Cinder]] prioritizing RevengeOverReason, [[EvilOverlord Salem]] gives her underlings a speech to this effect.
--> '''Salem:''' It's important not to lose sight of what drives us: love, justice, reverence... But the moment you put your desires before my own, they will be ''lost'' to you. This isn't a threat; this is simply the truth. The path to your desires is only found through ''me''.


-->'''Krookodile''': You've been on my ass ever since we came here, and I'm telling you, I'm not up to ANYTHING. [[EveryoneHasStandards I may have the reputation of crook, but I'm no murderer]]. But if you don't stop giving me shit, I ''might'' become one.\\

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-->'''Krookodile''': You've been on my ass ever since we came here, and I'm telling you, I'm not up to ANYTHING. [[EveryoneHasStandards I may have the reputation of a crook, but I'm no murderer]]. But if you don't stop giving me shit, I ''might'' become one.\\


'''Jiraiya:''' ''[eyes narrowed)' Is that a threat?\\

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'''Jiraiya:''' ''[eyes narrowed)' narrowed)'' Is that a threat?\\



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* ''Fanfic/SonOfTheSannin'' has this exchange between Jiraiya and Danzo in the prelude to an invasion to Kirigakure, in regards to Jiraiya's decision to ally with Mei Terumi to topple the current Mizukage.
-->'''Danzo:''' You will regret this, Hokage.\\
'''Jiraiya:''' ''[eyes narrowed)' Is that a threat?\\
'''Danzo:''' It's a warning. And it's not me I'm warning you about. ''(leaves the room)''\\



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!!Examples

!!!"Are you threatening me?"
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
-->'''Tyrion:''' The Mad King did as he liked. Has your Uncle Jaime ever told you what happened to him?\\
'''Ser Meryn:''' No one threatens His Grace in the presence of the Kingsguard!\\
'''Tyrion:''' I am not threatening the King, ser, I am educating my nephew. Bronn, the next time Ser Meryn speaks, kill him. ''That'' was a threat. See the difference?
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'':
-->'''[[SecretPolice Lo Po Bia Ren]]:''' If King Zahard were to find out about this... I can't imagine how disappointed he would be...\\
'''Ha Yuri Zahard:''' Oy, RED newbie, are you threatening me right now?\\
'''Lo Po Bia Re:''' Th-threaten? Of course not. I'm simply worry about the future of Zahard...\\
'''Ha Yuri Zahard:''' Ah, really? Everything seems to be solved for you when you just add Zahard's name. That's really convenient! Using Zahard's name to threaten one of Zahard's Princesses... you must be out of your mind. Know this, the strength of Zahard isn't the kind that can be called upon so conveniently. Though, there's no need bothering to explain this to somebody who just uses Zahard's name as he pleases… [[DeathGlare Get out of here]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning or I will kill you!]]

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!!Examples:
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[[folder:"Are
you threatening me?"
me?"]]
[[AC:Audio Plays]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
-->'''Tyrion:''' The Mad King did as he liked. Has your Uncle Jaime ever told
''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'': "Faith Stealers":
-->'''Bordinan:''' Are
you what happened to him?\\
'''Ser Meryn:''' No one threatens His Grace in the presence of the Kingsguard!\\
'''Tyrion:''' I am not
threatening me?\\
'''Carder:''' Come, come, Bordinan, we're both adults here... ''of course'' I'm threatening you.

[[AC:Fanfiction]]
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6795983/2/Unova-Mansion Unova Mansion]]'' has this exchange:
-->'''Krookodile''': You've been on my ass ever since we came here, and I'm telling you, I'm not up to ANYTHING. [[EveryoneHasStandards I may have
the King, ser, reputation of crook, but I'm no murderer]]. But if you don't stop giving me shit, I am educating my nephew. Bronn, the next time Ser Meryn speaks, kill him. ''That'' was a threat. See the difference?
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'':
-->'''[[SecretPolice Lo Po Bia Ren]]:''' If King Zahard were to find out about this... I can't imagine how disappointed he would be...
''might'' become one.\\
'''Ha Yuri Zahard:''' Oy, RED newbie, are you '''Stoutland''': You're threatening me right now?\\
'''Lo Po Bia Re:''' Th-threaten? Of course not. I'm simply worry about the future of Zahard...
me?\\
'''Krookodile''': [[BluntYes Yeah]]. What's your point?

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''
-->'''Sid:''' ''(The group has found a shortcut under a dangerous-looking cliff, which Sid is hesitant to enter)'' No thanks, I choose life.
\\
'''Ha Yuri Zahard:''' Ah, really? Everything seems to be solved for '''Diego:''' Then I suggest you take the shortcut.\\
'''Sid:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Diego:''' MOVE, SLOTH! ''(avalanche starts)''\\
'''Sid:''' ''(patting Diego)'' Way to go, tiger!

[[AC:Film — Live-Acton]]
* ''Film/BabylonAD'' The HighPriestess of the [[CorruptChurch Neolite Cult]] is on the phone to Russian mob boss Gorsky.
-->'''High Priestess:''' Mr Gorsky,
when I kill, I kill for good.\\
'''Gorsky:''' Are
you threatening me?\\
'''High Priestess:''' Bless your soul.\\
'''Gorsky:''' [[TemptingFate You'll need a nuke to kill me!]]\\
''(Gorsky's security system detects an incoming missile)''\\
'''Gorsky:''' Bitch...
* ''Film/BlueThunder''
-->'''Colonel F.E. Cochrane:''' You threatening me, Murphy?\\
'''Frank Murphy:''' No, I'm telling you. Back off!
* ''Film/TheButtercreamGang'' has the cliché:
-->'''Pete Turner:''' Are you threatening me? Is that a threat?\\
'''Scott Carpenter:''' No, that's a promise.
* ''{{Film/Cinderella|2015}}''
-->'''[[spoiler:Grand Duke]]:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Lady Tremaine:''' [[BluntYes Yes.]]
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight''
-->'''Lawyer:''' Are you threatening my client?\\
'''Rachel Dawes:''' No, I'm
just add Zahard's name. That's really convenient! Using Zahard's name to threaten one of Zahard's Princesses... you must be out of your mind. Know this, the strength of Zahard isn't the kind that can be called upon so conveniently. Though, there's no need bothering to explain assuming his cooperation with this to somebody who just uses Zahard's name as he pleases… [[DeathGlare Get out of here]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning or I will kill you!]]investigation.



* ''Theatre/AManForAllSeasons'':
-->'''The Duke of Norfolk:''' Aaahh, he won't attend the wedding.\\
'''Cromwell:''' If I were you, I'd try and persuade him. I really would try... if I were you.\\
'''The Duke of Norfolk:''' Cromwell, are you threatening me?\\
'''Cromwell:''' My dear Norfolk... this isn't Spain. This is England.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E1PartnersInCrime Partners in Crime]]":
-->'''The Doctor:''' Seeding a level five planet is against galactic law.\\
'''Matron Cofelia:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''The Doctor:''' I am trying to help you, matron. This is your one chance.
** ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'': "Faith Stealers":
--->'''Bordinan:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Carder:''' Come, come, Bordinan, we're both adults here...''of course'' I'm threatening you.
** "The Pyramid at the End of the World". Every clock and watch on Earth has somehow become a DoomsdayClock.
--->'''Col. Brabbit:''' Is this a threat?\\
'''The Doctor:''' I wish it was. Threats are easy. I think this is a warning. Somewhere, somehow, the end has begun.
* ''Series/WithoutATrace'':
-->'''Agt. Jason Farrell:''' Are you threatening me, Agent Malone?\\
'''Jack Malone:''' You take it any way you want!
* ''Series/{{Spooks}}'':
-->'''Harry Pearce:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Tessa Phillips:''' You threatened me from way up there on your moral high ground. You hypocritical arsehole.



* ''Film/TheButtercreamGang'' has the cliché:
-->'''Pete Turner:''' Are you threatening me? Is that a threat?\\
'''Scott Carpenter:''' No, that's a promise.

to:

* ''Film/TheButtercreamGang'' has ''Film/ThePrincipal'': During the cliché:
-->'''Pete Turner:''' Are
confrontation between the principal and the leader of the school gang. The threat is about as blatant as it can get (not to mention in front of the whole school), the guy who's being threatened just wanted to prove that he's not afraid.
-->'''Victor:''' I expel you,
you fuck! You're not the principal here anymore, fucker! And if you come back tomorrow and you try you're leaving in a body bag!\\
'''Rick:''' You
threatening me? Is that me?\\
'''Victor:''' You're
a threat?\\
'''Scott Carpenter:''' No, that's a promise.
dead man if you come here tomorrow!



* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''
-->'''Ratchet:''' Omega Supreme is one of us. An Autobot. A ''friend''. [[PapaWolf Harm one circuit on him and you'll answer to me]].\\
'''[[{{Jerkass}} Sentinel Prime]]:''' Are you threatening me? That's treason, soldier! Arrest him!
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight''
-->'''Lawyer:''' Are you threatening my client?\\
'''Rachel Dawes:''' No, I'm just assuming his cooperation with this investigation.



* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''
-->'''Sid:''' ''(The group has found a shortcut under a dangerous-looking cliff, which Sid is hesitant to enter)'' No thanks, I choose life.\\
'''Diego:''' Then I suggest you take the shortcut.\\
'''Sid:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Diego:''' MOVE, SLOTH! ''(avalanche starts)''\\
'''Sid:''' ''(patting Diego)'' Way to go, tiger!
* Commonly uttered by Beavis in ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' when he's in his "Cornholio" phase -- said in response to just about anything.
* ''Series/LawAndOrder'':
-->'''Witness:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Lennie Briscoe:''' You catch on pretty fast!
** Another example:
--->'''Ron Drexler:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Det. Fontana:''' A threat? No. A threat would be more like... "If you stonewall this investigation any more I'm gonna break your jaw. And when you're on the ground, I'm gonna kick you 'till you spit blood you cheap shyster." That would be a threat. This is more of a request.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'':
-->'''Elliot Stabler:''' Oh good, I see I got your attention. You ever lay a hand on your wife or your daughters again, I'm gonna pay you a visit.\\
'''Suspect:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Elliot Stabler:''' ''({{beat}})'' Yeah.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''
-->'''Sid:''' ''(The group has found a shortcut under a dangerous-looking cliff, which Sid is hesitant to enter)'' No thanks, I choose life.\\
'''Diego:''' Then I suggest you take the shortcut.\\
'''Sid:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Diego:''' MOVE, SLOTH! ''(avalanche starts)''\\
'''Sid:''' ''(patting Diego)'' Way to go, tiger!
* Commonly uttered by Beavis in ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' when he's in his "Cornholio" phase -- said in response to just about anything.
* ''Series/LawAndOrder'':
-->'''Witness:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Lennie Briscoe:''' You catch on pretty fast!
** Another example:
--->'''Ron Drexler:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Det. Fontana:''' A threat? No. A threat would be more like... "If you stonewall this investigation any more I'm gonna break your jaw. And when you're on the ground, I'm gonna kick you 'till you spit blood you cheap shyster." That would be a threat. This is more of a request.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'':
-->'''Elliot Stabler:''' Oh good, I see I got your attention. You ever lay a hand on your wife or your daughters again, I'm gonna pay you a visit.\\
'''Suspect:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Elliot Stabler:''' ''({{beat}})'' Yeah.

[[AC:Literature]]



* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'':
-->'''Ethan's psychiatrist:''': Are you threatening me?\\
'''Lt. Carter Blake:''' I'm just giving you some free advice, doctor. I suggest you take it.
* A variation from an episode of of the sitcom ''Series/{{Taxi}}''; Louie has enraged Alex to the point that Alex has ripped the front off of Louie's dispatcher cage and bodily dragged him forth:
-->'''Louie:''' Are you threatening me with physical violence?\\
'''Alex:''' [growls]\\
'''Louie:''' I'm not sayin' it won't work! I'm just askin'!
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'':
-->'''Hexenbeast:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Nick:''' I'm sorry. Must have done it badly, I thought I made myself pretty obvious.
* ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', "The Coming of Arthur, Part 1"
-->'''Cenred:''' Don't worry, Morgause. I'll find him soon enough.\\
'''Morgause:''' See that you do.\\
'''Cenred:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Morgause:''' Trust me, Cenred, when I am threatening you, you'll know about it.
** Given a call back in the next episode when Morgause cheerfully informs Cenred that she's threatening him right before having him killed.



* Two examples in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''.
** Ser Kevan Lannister warns his niece the Queen Regent not to take him lightly.
--->'''Cersei:''' Are you ''threatening'' me?\\
'''Kevan:''' I am counseling you.
** In an earlier novel, Tyrion Lannister does something similar when he finds his nephew King Joffrey having Sansa Stark stripped and beaten in public.
--->'''King Joffrey:''' The King can do as he likes!\\
'''Tyrion:''' [[TheCaligula The Mad King]] did as he liked. Did your [[TheOathbreaker uncle Jaime]] tell you [[BodyguardBetrayal what happened to him]]?\\
'''Ser Meryn:''' No one threatens His Grace in the presence of the Kingsguard!\\
'''Tyrion:''' I am not threatening the King, I am educating my nephew. Bronn, if Ser Meryn speaks again, kill him. See? That is a threat.
* ''Literature/WolfHall'': Thomas More, who is cracking down on Protestantism, tells Cromwell that he knows about Cromwell's correspondence with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tyndale William Tyndale]].
-->'''Cromwell:''' Are you threatening me? I'm just interested.\\
'''More:''' ''[after a pause]'' Yes... yes, that is precisely what I'm doing.




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* ''Film/BabylonAD'' The HighPriestess of the [[CorruptChurch Neolite Cult]] is on the phone to Russian mob boss Gorsky.
-->'''High Priestess:''' Mr Gorsky, when I kill, I kill for good.\\
'''Gorsky:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''High Priestess:''' Bless your soul.\\
'''Gorsky:''' [[TemptingFate You'll need a nuke to kill me!]]\\
''(Gorsky's security system detects an incoming missile)''\\
'''Gorsky:''' Bitch...
* Two examples in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''.
** Ser Kevan Lannister warns his niece the Queen Regent not to take him lightly.
--->'''Cersei:''' Are you ''threatening'' me?\\
'''Kevan:''' I am counseling you.
** In an earlier novel, Tyrion Lannister does something similar when he finds his nephew King Joffrey having Sansa Stark stripped and beaten in public.
--->'''King Joffrey:''' The King can do as he likes!\\
'''Tyrion:''' [[TheCaligula The Mad King]] did as he liked. Did your [[TheOathbreaker uncle Jaime]] tell you [[BodyguardBetrayal what happened to him]]?\\

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* ''Film/BabylonAD'' The HighPriestess of the [[CorruptChurch Neolite Cult]] ''Series/DoctorWho'': "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E1PartnersInCrime Partners in Crime]]":
-->'''The Doctor:''' Seeding a level five planet
is on the phone to Russian mob boss Gorsky.
-->'''High Priestess:''' Mr Gorsky, when I kill, I kill for good.
against galactic law.\\
'''Gorsky:''' '''Matron Cofelia:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''High Priestess:''' Bless '''The Doctor:''' I am trying to help you, matron. This is your soul.\\
'''Gorsky:''' [[TemptingFate You'll need a nuke to kill me!]]\\
''(Gorsky's security system detects an incoming missile)''\\
'''Gorsky:''' Bitch...
one chance.
* Two examples in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''.
** Ser Kevan Lannister warns his niece the Queen Regent not to take him lightly.
--->'''Cersei:''' Are you ''threatening'' me?\\
'''Kevan:''' I am counseling you.
** In an earlier novel, Tyrion Lannister does something similar when he finds his nephew King Joffrey having Sansa Stark stripped and beaten in public.
--->'''King Joffrey:''' The King can do as he likes!\\
'''Tyrion:''' [[TheCaligula
''Series/GameOfThrones'':
-->'''Tyrion:'''
The Mad King]] King did as he liked. Did Has your [[TheOathbreaker uncle Jaime]] tell Uncle Jaime ever told you [[BodyguardBetrayal what happened to him]]?\\him?\\



'''Tyrion:''' I am not threatening the King, I am educating my nephew. Bronn, if Ser Meryn speaks again, kill him. See? That is a threat.

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'''Tyrion:''' I am not threatening the King, ser, I am educating my nephew. Bronn, if the next time Ser Meryn speaks again, speaks, kill him. See? That is ''That'' was a threat.threat. See the difference?
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'':
-->'''Hexenbeast:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Nick:''' I'm sorry. Must have done it badly, I thought I made myself pretty obvious.



* ''Series/LawAndOrder'':
-->'''Witness:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Lennie Briscoe:''' You catch on pretty fast!
** Another example:
--->'''Ron Drexler:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Det. Fontana:''' A threat? No. A threat would be more like... "If you stonewall this investigation any more I'm gonna break your jaw. And when you're on the ground, I'm gonna kick you 'till you spit blood you cheap shyster." That would be a threat. This is more of a request.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'':
-->'''Elliot Stabler:''' Oh good, I see I got your attention. You ever lay a hand on your wife or your daughters again, I'm gonna pay you a visit.\\
'''Suspect:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Elliot Stabler:''' ''({{beat}})'' Yeah.



* ''[[{{Film/Cinderella2015}} Cinderella]]''
-->'''[[spoiler:Grand Duke]]:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''Lady Tremaine:''' [[BluntYes Yes.]]

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* ''[[{{Film/Cinderella2015}} Cinderella]]''
-->'''[[spoiler:Grand Duke]]:'''
''Series/Merlin2008'', "The Coming of Arthur, Part 1"
-->'''Cenred:''' Don't worry, Morgause. I'll find him soon enough.\\
'''Morgause:''' See that you do.\\
'''Cenred:'''
Are you threatening me?\\
'''Lady Tremaine:''' [[BluntYes Yes.]]'''Morgause:''' Trust me, Cenred, when I am threatening you, you'll know about it.
** Given a call back in the next episode when Morgause cheerfully informs Cenred that she's threatening him right before having him killed.



* ''Film/ThePrincipal'': During the confrontation between the principal and the leader of the school gang. The threat is about as blatant as it can get (not to mention in front of the whole school), the guy who's being threatened just wanted to prove that he's not afraid.
-->'''Victor:''' I expel you, you fuck! You're not the principal here anymore, fucker! And if you come back tomorrow and you try you're leaving in a body bag!\\
'''Rick:''' You threatening me?\\
'''Victor:''' You're a dead man if you come here tomorrow!
* ''Literature/WolfHall'': Thomas More, who is cracking down on Protestantism, tells Cromwell that he knows about Cromwell's correspondence with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tyndale William Tyndale]].
-->'''Cromwell:''' Are you threatening me? I'm just interested.\\
'''More:''' ''[after a pause]'' Yes... yes, that is precisely what I'm doing.
* ''Film/BlueThunder''
-->'''Colonel F.E. Cochrane:''' You threatening me, Murphy?
-->'''Frank Murphy:''' No, I'm telling you. Back off!

to:

* ''Film/ThePrincipal'': During the confrontation between the principal and the leader of the school gang. The threat is about as blatant as it can get (not to mention in front of the whole school), the guy who's being threatened just wanted to prove that he's not afraid.
-->'''Victor:''' I expel you, you fuck! You're not the principal here anymore, fucker! And if you come back tomorrow and you try you're leaving in a body bag!\\
'''Rick:''' You threatening me?\\
'''Victor:''' You're a dead man if you come here tomorrow!
* ''Literature/WolfHall'': Thomas More, who is cracking down on Protestantism, tells Cromwell that he knows about Cromwell's correspondence with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tyndale William Tyndale]].
-->'''Cromwell:'''
''Series/{{Spooks}}'':
-->'''Harry Pearce:'''
Are you threatening me? me?\\
'''Tessa Phillips:''' You threatened me from way up there on your moral high ground. You hypocritical arsehole.
* A variation from an episode of of the sitcom ''Series/{{Taxi}}''; Louie has enraged Alex to the point that Alex has ripped the front off of Louie's dispatcher cage and bodily dragged him forth:
-->'''Louie:''' Are you threatening me with physical violence?\\
'''Alex:''' [growls]\\
'''Louie:''' I'm not sayin' it won't work!
I'm just interested.\\
'''More:''' ''[after a pause]'' Yes... yes, that is precisely what I'm doing.
* ''Film/BlueThunder''
-->'''Colonel F.E. Cochrane:''' You threatening me, Murphy?
-->'''Frank Murphy:''' No, I'm telling you. Back off!
askin'!



-->'''Ethan:''' Why are you even talking to me? I helped kill your friend. How do you know I'm not gonna kill another one?
-->'''Stiles:''' Is he looking at me? Are you threatening me? You know what I'm gonna do? I'm going to break off an extra large branch of Mountain ash, wrap it in wolfsbane, roll it in mistletoe, and shove it up your freaking..
-->'''Scott:''' whoa, Stiles, okay. We get it. We're talking to you because I know that you didn't want to kill Boyd. And I think that if something like that happened now, you wouldn't do it again.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6795983/2/Unova-Mansion Unova Mansion]]'' has this exchange:
-->'''Krookodile''': You've been on my ass ever since we came here, and I'm telling you, I'm not up to ANYTHING. [[EveryoneHasStandards I may have the reputation of crook, but I'm no murderer]]. But if you don't stop giving me shit, I ''might'' become one.
-->'''Stoutland''': You're threatening me?
-->'''Krookodile''': [[BluntYes Yeah]]. What's your point?


!!!"Is that a threat?"
* ''Film/DeathWarrant'':
-->'''[=DeGraf=]:''' You're not gonna last too long.\\
'''Burke:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''[=DeGraf=]:''' No... that's a promise.
* ''Film/RulesOfEngagement'':
-->'''Sokal:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Colonel Hodges:''' Oh ''yes'', sir.
* Parodied in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'':
-->'''Charlie:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Jake:''' No, it's a promise.\\
'''Charlie:''' What's the difference?\\
'''Jake:''' I don't know -- one's a threat and one's a promise.
* Played with in ''Film/{{Scream 3}}'':
-->'''Dewey:''' Is that a threat, Detective?\\
'''Detective Kincaid:''' When it's a threat, you'll know it.\\
'''Dewey:''' Is ''that'' a threat?

to:

-->'''Ethan:''' Why are you even talking to me? I helped kill your friend. How do you know I'm not gonna kill another one?
-->'''Stiles:'''
one? \\
'''Stiles:'''
Is he looking at me? Are you threatening me? You know what I'm gonna do? I'm going to break off an extra large branch of Mountain ash, wrap it in wolfsbane, roll it in mistletoe, and shove it up your freaking..
-->'''Scott:'''
freaking.. \\
'''Scott:'''
whoa, Stiles, okay. We get it. We're talking to you because I know that you didn't want to kill Boyd. And I think that if something like that happened now, you wouldn't do it again.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6795983/2/Unova-Mansion Unova Mansion]]'' has this exchange:
-->'''Krookodile''': You've been on my ass ever since we came here, and I'm telling you, I'm not up to ANYTHING. [[EveryoneHasStandards I may have the reputation of crook, but I'm no murderer]]. But if
''Series/WithoutATrace'':
-->'''Agt. Jason Farrell:''' Are
you don't stop giving me shit, I ''might'' become one.
-->'''Stoutland''': You're
threatening me?
-->'''Krookodile''': [[BluntYes Yeah]]. What's your point?


!!!"Is that a threat?"
me, Agent Malone?\\
'''Jack Malone:''' You take it any way you want!

[[AC:Theatre]]
* ''Film/DeathWarrant'':
-->'''[=DeGraf=]:''' You're not gonna last too long.
''Theatre/AManForAllSeasons'':
-->'''The Duke of Norfolk:''' Aaahh, he won't attend the wedding.
\\
'''Burke:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''[=DeGraf=]:''' No... that's a promise.
* ''Film/RulesOfEngagement'':
-->'''Sokal:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Colonel Hodges:''' Oh ''yes'', sir.
* Parodied in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'':
-->'''Charlie:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Jake:''' No, it's a promise.
'''Cromwell:''' If I were you, I'd try and persuade him. I really would try... if I were you.\\
'''Charlie:''' What's the difference?\\
'''Jake:'''
'''The Duke of Norfolk:''' Cromwell, are you threatening me?\\
'''Cromwell:''' My dear Norfolk... this isn't Spain. This is England.

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'':
-->'''Ethan's psychiatrist:''': Are you threatening me?\\
'''Lt. Carter Blake:''' I'm just giving you some free advice, doctor.
I don't know -- one's a threat and one's a promise.
suggest you take it.

[[AC:Webcomics]]
* Played with in ''Film/{{Scream 3}}'':
-->'''Dewey:''' Is that a threat, Detective?\\
'''Detective Kincaid:''' When it's a threat, you'll know it.
''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'':
-->'''[[SecretPolice Lo Po Bia Ren]]:''' If King Zahard were to find out about this... I can't imagine how disappointed he would be...
\\
'''Dewey:''' '''Ha Yuri Zahard:''' Oy, RED newbie, are you threatening me right now?\\
'''Lo Po Bia Re:''' Th-threaten? Of course not. I'm simply worry about the future of Zahard...\\
'''Ha Yuri Zahard:''' Ah, really? Everything seems to be solved for you when you just add Zahard's name. That's really convenient! Using Zahard's name to threaten one of Zahard's Princesses... you must be out of your mind. Know this, the strength of Zahard isn't the kind that can be called upon so conveniently. Though, there's no need bothering to explain this to somebody who just uses Zahard's name as he pleases… [[DeathGlare Get out of here]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning or I will kill you!]]

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* Commonly uttered by Beavis in ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' when he's in his "Cornholio" phase -- said in response to just about anything.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''
-->'''Ratchet:''' Omega Supreme is one of us. An Autobot. A ''friend''. [[PapaWolf Harm one circuit on him and you'll answer to me]].\\
'''[[{{Jerkass}} Sentinel Prime]]:''' Are you threatening me? That's treason, soldier! Arrest him!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:"Is that a threat?"]]
[[AC:Fanfiction]]
* In ''[[Fanfic/TheHeartTrilogy Heart of Ashes]]'', the line's used in the same dialogue by both parties.
-->'''Lord Beronor''': Do not stand in my way, witch... life will become very unpleasant for you if you do.\\
'''Kathryn''':
Is ''that'' that a threat?threat?\\
'''Lord Beronor''': No, that was truth. A threat would be if I proposed something I had a chance of completing; when I say truth, I mean it with utter certainty.\\
[...]\\
'''Kathryn''': Do you believe me to be a little puppet for you to pull the strings?! Do you think that because I am a woman, I am feeble! [[BadassBoast I too can command the winds sir! I have a hurricane in me so great it will strip the leaves of your Noble House bare if you dare to try me!]]\\
'''Lord Beronor''': You dare to threaten me?!\\
'''Kathryn''': I do!
* ''Fanfic/OldWest'': Said in the 26th chapter.
-->'''Sheriff Rango:''' For your own sake, I'm asking you to leave us be.\\
'''Dufayel:''' Is that a threat, ''Monsieur'' Rango?\\
'''Sheriff Rango:''' You don't wanna corner a wild animal.\\
'''Dufayel:''' And you had best not attempt to outfox a fox. It goes badly for you in your cause.

[[AC:Film — Animated]]
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has a variation:
-->'''Mufasa:''' Is that a challenge?



* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'':
-->'''Malfoy:''' My father will hear about this!\\
'''Mad-eye Moody:'''' Is that a threat? ''Is that a threat?!''\\
''(Malfoy flees)''\\
'''Moody:''' I could tell you stories about your father that would curl even ''your'' greasy hair, boy!
* ''Series/{{Passions}}'':
-->'''Rebecca:''' Is that a threat, Peee-lar?\\
'''Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald:''' No. I don't make threats. I make promises.

to:

* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'':
-->'''Malfoy:''' My father will hear about this!\\
'''Mad-eye Moody:'''' Is that a threat? ''Is that a threat?!''\\
''(Malfoy flees)''\\
'''Moody:''' I could tell you stories about your father that would curl even ''your'' greasy hair, boy!
* ''Series/{{Passions}}'':
-->'''Rebecca:''' Is that a threat, Peee-lar?\\
'''Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald:''' No. I don't make threats. I make promises.

[[AC:Film — Live-Action]]



* ''Literature/BloodAndChocolate'':
-->'''Aiden:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Rafe:''' No... ''(headbutts him) This'' is a threat!



* The 1970 horror flick ''Torture Dungeon'':
-->'''Ivan:''' I'd like to break you neck.\\
'''Rosemary:''' Not if I break yours first.\\
'''Ivan:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Rosemary:''' Take it anyway you like it!\\
'''Ivan:''' I usually do!
* ''Film/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf?''
-->'''George:''' Try and I'll beat you at your own game.\\
'''Martha:''' Is that a threat, George, huh?\\
'''George:''' It's a threat, Martha.

to:

* The 1970 horror flick ''Torture Dungeon'':
-->'''Ivan:''' I'd like
''Film/TheDeadPool''. When Dirty Harry finds his name is on the titular dead pool (a bet that certain celebrities will die by the end of the year) a suspect tells Harry it's NothingPersonal. When Harry says he might just start his own dead pool with the suspect's name on it, [[{{Hypocrite}} he wants to break you neck.know if Harry is threatening him]].
-->'''Harry:''' You wanna play the game, you'd better know the rules.
* ''Film/DeathWarrant'':
-->'''[=DeGraf=]:''' You're not gonna last too long.
\\
'''Rosemary:''' Not if I break yours first.\\
'''Ivan:'''
'''Burke:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Rosemary:''' Take it anyway you like it!\\
'''Ivan:''' I usually do!
* ''Film/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf?''
-->'''George:''' Try and I'll beat you at your own game.\\
'''Martha:''' Is that
'''[=DeGraf=]:''' No... that's a threat, George, huh?\\
'''George:''' It's a threat, Martha.
promise.



* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'':
-->'''Malfoy:''' My father will hear about this!\\
'''Mad-eye Moody:'''' Is that a threat? ''Is that a threat?!''\\
''(Malfoy flees)''\\
'''Moody:''' I could tell you stories about your father that would curl even ''your'' greasy hair, boy!



* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
-->'''First Minister Dreylock:''' Need I remind you that the stargate is in our possession?\\
'''Tarthus:''' For the moment.\\
'''First Minister Dreylock:'''Is that a threat?\\
'''Tarthus:''' It's an assurance that when it comes to the survival of our people, we will do whatever is necessary.

to:

* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
-->'''First Minister Dreylock:''' Need I remind you
''Film/RulesOfEngagement'':
-->'''Sokal:''' Is
that the stargate is a threat?\\
'''Colonel Hodges:''' Oh ''yes'', sir.
* Played with
in our possession?\\
'''Tarthus:''' For the moment.
''Film/{{Scream 3}}'':
-->'''Dewey:''' Is that a threat, Detective?\\
'''Detective Kincaid:''' When it's a threat, you'll know it.
\\
'''First Minister Dreylock:'''Is '''Dewey:''' Is ''that'' a threat?
* ''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess''
-->'''Sen. Harvey Walker:''' Why does everything you say sound like a threat?\\
'''J.J. Hunsecker:''' Maybe it's a mannerism, because [[FauxAffablyEvil I don't threaten friends]], Harvey.
* The 1970 horror flick ''Torture Dungeon'':
-->'''Ivan:''' I'd like to break you neck.\\
'''Rosemary:''' Not if I break yours first.\\
'''Ivan:''' Is
that a threat?\\
'''Tarthus:''' '''Rosemary:''' Take it anyway you like it!\\
'''Ivan:''' I usually do!
* ''Film/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf?''
-->'''George:''' Try and I'll beat you at your own game.\\
'''Martha:''' Is that a threat, George, huh?\\
'''George:'''
It's an assurance a threat, Martha.

[[AC:Literature]]
* ''Literature/BloodAndChocolate'':
-->'''Aiden:''' Is
that when it a threat?\\
'''Rafe:''' No... ''(headbutts him) This'' is a threat!
* In ''Literature/BrokenAngels'' Matthias Hand (a Voodoo practitioner) implies there may supernatural retribution if any harm
comes to him. The commander of the survival Wedge mercenaries asks this trope, and on confirming that he is being threatened, blows Hand in half. His BodyBackupDrive means Hand doesn't actually die, but the act makes it clear the Wedge are not to be taken lightly.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': ''[[Literature/HandOfThrawn Vision
of our people, the Future]]'':
-->'''Tierce:''' That sounded like a threat.\\
'''Disra:''' It was half a threat. Here's the other half.\\
''[Disra draws his concealed blaster pistol]''
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
-->'''Skipper:''' I've seen Red around a lot lately. Next time, it might be a tuft of her fur that's left beside a dead Twoleg pet.\\
'''Stick:''' Leave Red out of this. And don't make threats you can't keep.\\
'''Misha:''' Oh, they're not threats. They're promises.
* ''Winner Take All'', by Creator/BarryEisler.
-->I returned his stare, and something in my eyes made him look away. “If you want to play fishing games with me,” I said, “you’re just wasting time. But if I think your I-took-a-course-at-[[UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} Langley]]-on-verbal-manipulation-techniques bullshit contains an element of threat, I’ll take you out before you even have a chance to beg me not to.”
* ''Literature/WolfHall'': When Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor, Thomas Cromwell asks what he's going to do with his retirement.
-->'''More:''' Write. Pray.\\
'''Cromwell:''' My recommendation: write only a little, and pray a lot.\\
'''More:''' [[IronicEcho Now is that a threat?]]\\
'''Cromwell:''' My turn, don't you think?
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Alexandria and Taylor have this little discussion in [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/cell-22-4/ Cell 22.4]]. It later gets turned around, in the most gruesome manner.
-->'''Alexandria:''' You wanted to be on board, I presume. You had to be informed, so you understood exactly what it means when I make a threat.\\
'''Taylor:''' You're planning to make threats?\\
'''Alexandria:''' Threats is the wrong word. But English is a limited language in some ways. There's really no word to articulate what I mean. A threat with a measure of inevitability to it. A promise? Too feeble. People break promises too often. A curse? A malediction? Too... magical. An oath? The connotations are wrong. When I say I'll do something, I make it happen.

[[AC:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'':
-->'''Robbie's Father:''' You can't stop me from moving in with my son.\\
'''Rev. Camden:''' The state of New York can.\\
'''Robbie's Father:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Rev. Camden:''' No, it's not a threat. ''(pause)'' Okay, it's a threat.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
** In "Gambit", Supreme Commander Servalan is pressuring crime boss Krantor to help her find a fugitive.
--->'''Krantor:''' My dear Commander, there are many wanted men here. They come to Freedom City because
we will are outside the Federation.\\
'''Servalan:''' Not very far outside.\\
'''Krantor:''' I
do whatever hope that is necessary.not as threatening as it sounds. That would be ... most unwise.
** From the episode "Orbit".
--->'''Avon:''' Oh, that sounds unpleasantly like a threat.\\
'''Egrorian:''' It is a threat. Like you, I have a [[PriceOnTheirHead price on my head]]. So, having revealed my little sanctuary, [[YouKnowTooMuch I cannot allow you and your colleagues to leave]]. Not, at any rate, until we've reached an agreement.



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''
** "Prophecy":
--->'''Kohlar:''' It is possible that the sacred scrolls were scrolled by a madman in a cave. Or perhaps they really ''were'' divinely inspired. Either way, they've guided us for over a century. If my people start to believe that the sacred scrolls have led them astray, there may be violence.\\
'''Captain Kathryn Janeway:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Kohlar:''' Merely a fact. You're doing everything you can to get your people home, Captain. That's all I'm doing for mine.
** "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy":
--->'''Seven of Nine:''' The Doctor and I are going to Sickbay.\\
'''B'elanna Torres:''' Any excuse to be alone with him, eh, Seven?\\
'''Seven of Nine:''' Assimilation is an unpleasant fate.\\
'''B'elanna Torres:''' Is that a threat?
** "Alliances"
--->'''Janeway:''' I won't pretend that our alliance wasn't an attempt to make a show of strength. Separately, we and the Trabe are vulnerable. Together, we are stronger.\\
'''Surat:''' Are you ''threatening'' us, Captain? \\
'''Janeway:''' It is important that you understand our determination, but it's not a threat, it's an offer. A negotiated peace among all of us would provide a greater stability in this quadrant. How could that do anything but benefit us all?

to:

* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''
** "Prophecy":
--->'''Kohlar:''' It is possible that
''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E7ThePyramidAtTheEndOfTheWorld "The Pyramid at the sacred scrolls were scrolled by a madman in a cave. Or perhaps they really ''were'' divinely inspired. Either way, they've guided us for over a century. If my people start to believe that End of the sacred scrolls have led them astray, there may be violence.\\
'''Captain Kathryn Janeway:'''
World"]], every clock and watch on Earth has somehow become a DoomsdayClock.
-->'''Col. Brabbit:'''
Is that this a threat?\\
'''Kohlar:''' Merely '''The Doctor:''' I wish it was. Threats are easy. I think this is a fact. You're doing everything you can to get your people home, Captain. warning. Somewhere, somehow, the end has begun.
* ''{{Series/Dragnet}}''
-->'''Battered kid's mom:''' Is that a threat, seargeant?\\
'''Sgt.Friday:''' No.
That's all I'm doing for mine.
** "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy":
--->'''Seven of Nine:''' The Doctor and I are going to Sickbay.\\
'''B'elanna Torres:''' Any excuse to be alone with him, eh, Seven?\\
'''Seven of Nine:''' Assimilation is an unpleasant fate.\\
'''B'elanna Torres:'''
a promise.
* ''Series/{{Passions}}'':
-->'''Rebecca:'''
Is that a threat?
** "Alliances"
--->'''Janeway:''' I won't pretend that our alliance wasn't an attempt to make a show of strength. Separately, we and the Trabe are vulnerable. Together, we are stronger.\\
'''Surat:''' Are you ''threatening'' us, Captain? \\
'''Janeway:''' It is important that you understand our determination, but it's not a
threat, it's an offer. A negotiated peace among all of us would provide a greater stability in this quadrant. How could that do anything but benefit us all? Peee-lar?\\
'''Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald:''' No. I don't make threats. I make promises.



* ''Series/{{Rome}}''
-->'''Mark Antony:''' Caesar has many more legions than the Thirteenth.\\
'''Scipio:''' On the far side of the Alps.\\
'''Mark Antony:''' Winter does not last forever. Spring comes. Snows melt.\\
'''Scipio:''' That's a threat!\\
'''Mark Antony:''' I assure you it is no threat. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Snows, always, melt.]]



* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has a variation
-->'''Mufasa:''' Is that a challenge?
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
-->'''Skipper:''' I've seen Red around a lot lately. Next time, it might be a tuft of her fur that's left beside a dead Twoleg pet.\\
'''Stick:''' Leave Red out of this. And don't make threats you can't keep.\\
'''Misha:''' Oh, they're not threats. They're promises.
* ''[[Literature/HandOfThrawn Star Wars: Vision of the Future]]''
-->'''Tierce:''' That sounded like a threat.\\
'''Disra:''' It was half a threat. Here's the other half.\\
[Disra draws his concealed blaster pistol]
* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'':
-->'''Robbie's Father:''' You can't stop me from moving in with my son.\\
'''Rev. Camden:''' The state of New York can.\\
'''Robbie's Father:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Rev. Camden:''' No, it's not a threat. ''(pause)'' Okay, it's a threat.

to:

* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has a variation
-->'''Mufasa:''' Is
''Series/StargateSG1'':
-->'''First Minister Dreylock:''' Need I remind you
that a challenge?
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
-->'''Skipper:''' I've seen Red around a lot lately. Next time, it might be a tuft of her fur that's left beside a dead Twoleg pet.
the stargate is in our possession?\\
'''Tarthus:''' For the moment.
\\
'''Stick:''' Leave Red out '''First Minister Dreylock:'''Is that a threat?\\
'''Tarthus:''' It's an assurance that when it comes to the survival
of this. And don't make threats you can't keep.our people, we will do whatever is necessary.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''
** "Prophecy":
--->'''Kohlar:''' It is possible that the sacred scrolls were scrolled by a madman in a cave. Or perhaps they really ''were'' divinely inspired. Either way, they've guided us for over a century. If my people start to believe that the sacred scrolls have led them astray, there may be violence.
\\
'''Misha:''' Oh, they're not threats. They're promises.
* ''[[Literature/HandOfThrawn Star Wars: Vision
'''Captain Kathryn Janeway:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Kohlar:''' Merely a fact. You're doing everything you can to get your people home, Captain. That's all I'm doing for mine.
** "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy":
--->'''Seven
of the Future]]''
-->'''Tierce:''' That sounded like a threat.
Nine:''' The Doctor and I are going to Sickbay.\\
'''Disra:''' It was half a threat. Here's the other half.'''B'elanna Torres:''' Any excuse to be alone with him, eh, Seven?\\
'''Seven of Nine:''' Assimilation is an unpleasant fate.
\\
[Disra draws his concealed blaster pistol]
* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'':
-->'''Robbie's Father:''' You can't stop me from moving in with my son.
'''B'elanna Torres:''' Is that a threat?
** "Alliances"
--->'''Janeway:''' I won't pretend that our alliance wasn't an attempt to make a show of strength. Separately, we and the Trabe are vulnerable. Together, we are stronger.
\\
'''Rev. Camden:''' The state '''Surat:''' Are you ''threatening'' us, Captain? \\
'''Janeway:''' It is important that you understand our determination, but it's not a threat, it's an offer. A negotiated peace among all
of New York can.us would provide a greater stability in this quadrant. How could that do anything but benefit us all?
* Parodied in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'':
-->'''Charlie:''' Is that a threat?\\
'''Jake:''' No, it's a promise.
\\
'''Robbie's Father:''' '''Charlie:''' What's the difference?\\
'''Jake:''' I don't know -- one's a threat and one's a promise.
* ''Series/{{Westworld}}''.
-->'''Maeve:''' I also know your future. You have none.\\
'''Hector:'''
Is that a threat?\\
'''Rev. Camden:''' No, it's '''Maeve:''' The start of a proposition.

[[AC:Web Original]]
* PlayedWith in one of [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Marik's Evil Council videos]] after Steve Luna and Steve Umbris have been talking about how things are on the moon.
-->'''Bakura:''' Well, we're
not ''on'' the moon, are we?\\
'''Steve Luna:''' That can be arranged.\\
'''Bakura:''' Is that supposed to be
a threat. ''(pause)'' Okay, it's threat?\\
'''Steve Luna:''' No. I was simply drawing attention to our luxury moon vacation plan. Buy
a threat.ticket and receive one free ass-whupping upon your initial payment. That part ''was'' a threat.

[[AC:Western Animation]]



-->'''Hank:''' I am Hank Hill, and I am a MAN. You are going to change my license to reflect that, ''or else.''
-->'''DMV Employee:''' Is that a threat?
-->'''Hank:''' ''*sighs, then [[GameFace speaks sternly]]*'' '''If it has to be.'''
* ''{{Series/Dragnet}}''
-->'''Battered kid's mom:''' Is that a threat, seargeant?\\
'''Sgt.Friday:''' No. That's a promise.
* PlayedWith in one of [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Marik's Evil Council videos]] after Steve Luna and Steve Umbris have been talking about how things are on the moon.
-->'''Bakura:''' Well, we're not ''on'' the moon, are we?\\
'''Steve Luna:''' That can be arranged.\\
'''Bakura:''' Is that supposed to be a threat?\\
'''Steve Luna:''' No. I was simply drawing attention to our luxury moon vacation plan. Buy a ticket and receive one free ass-whupping upon your initial payment. That part ''was'' a threat.
* ''Literature/WolfHall'': When Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor, Thomas Cromwell asks what he's going to do with his retirement.
-->'''More:''' Write. Pray.\\
'''Cromwell:''' My recommendation: write only a little, and pray a lot.\\
'''More:''' [[IronicEcho Now is that a threat?]]\\
'''Cromwell:''' My turn, don't you think?
* ''Fanfic/OldWest'': Said in the 26th chapter.
-->'''Sheriff Rango:''' For your own sake, I'm asking you to leave us be.\\
'''Dufayel:''' Is that a threat, ''Monsieur'' Rango?\\
'''Sheriff Rango:''' You don't wanna corner a wild animal.\\
'''Dufayel:''' And you had best not attempt to outfox a fox. It goes badly for you in your cause.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
** In "Gambit", Supreme Commander Servalan is pressuring crime boss Krantor to help her find a fugitive.
--->'''Krantor:''' My dear Commander, there are many wanted men here. They come to Freedom City because we are outside the Federation.\\
'''Servalan:''' Not very far outside.\\
'''Krantor:''' I do hope that is not as threatening as it sounds. That would be ... most unwise.
** From the episode "Orbit".
--->'''Avon:''' Oh, that sounds unpleasantly like a threat.\\
'''Egrorian:''' It is a threat. Like you, I have a [[PriceOnTheirHead price on my head]]. So, having revealed my little sanctuary, [[YouKnowTooMuch I cannot allow you and your colleagues to leave]]. Not, at any rate, until we've reached an agreement.
* Like the above statement, in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Alexandria and Taylor have this little discussion in [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/cell-22-4/ Cell 22.4]]. It later gets turned around, in the most gruesome manner.
-->'''Alexandria:''' You wanted to be on board, I presume. You had to be informed, so you understood exactly what it means when I make a threat.\\
'''Taylor:''' You're planning to make threats?\\
'''Alexandria:''' Threats is the wrong word. But English is a limited language in some ways. There's really no word to articulate what I mean. A threat with a measure of inevitability to it. A promise? Too feeble. People break promises too often. A curse? A malediction? Too... magical. An oath? The connotations are wrong. When I say I'll do something, I make it happen.
* ''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess''
-->'''Sen. Harvey Walker:''' Why does everything you say sound like a threat?\\
'''J.J. Hunsecker:''' Maybe it's a mannerism, because [[FauxAffablyEvil I don't threaten friends]], Harvey.
* ''Winner Take All'', by Creator/BarryEisler.
-->I returned his stare, and something in my eyes made him look away. “If you want to play fishing games with me,” I said, “you’re just wasting time. But if I think your I-took-a-course-at-[[UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} Langley]]-on-verbal-manipulation-techniques bullshit contains an element of threat, I’ll take you out before you even have a chance to beg me not to.”
* In ''Literature/BrokenAngels'' Matthias Hand (a Voodoo practitioner) implies there may supernatural retribution if any harm comes to him. The commander of the Wedge mercenaries asks this trope, and on confirming that he is being threatened, blows Hand in half. His BodyBackupDrive means Hand doesn't actually die, but the act makes it clear the Wedge are not to be taken lightly.
* ''Film/TheDeadPool''. When Dirty Harry finds his name is on the titular dead pool (a bet that certain celebrities will die by the end of the year) a suspect tells Harry it's NothingPersonal. When Harry says he might just start his own dead pool with the suspect's name on it, [[{{Hypocrite}} he wants to know if Harry is threatening him]].
-->'''Harry:''' You wanna play the game, you'd better know the rules.
* ''Series/{{Westworld}}''.
-->'''Maeve:''' I also know your future. You have none.
-->'''Hector:''' Is that a threat?
-->'''Maeve:''' The start of a proposition.
* In ''[[Fanfic/TheHeartTrilogy Heart of Ashes]]'', the line's used in the same dialogue by both parties.
-->'''Lord Beronor''': Do not stand in my way, witch... life will become very unpleasant for you if you do.\\
'''Kathryn''': Is that a threat?\\
'''Lord Beronor''': No, that was truth. A threat would be if I proposed something I had a chance of completing; when I say truth, I mean it with utter certainty.\\
[...]\\
'''Kathryn''': Do you believe me to be a little puppet for you to pull the strings?! Do you think that because I am a woman, I am feeble! [[BadassBoast I too can command the winds sir! I have a hurricane in me so great it will strip the leaves of your Noble House bare if you dare to try me!]]\\
'''Lord Beronor''': You dare to threaten me?!\\
'''Kathryn''': I do!
* ''Series/{{Rome}}''
-->'''Mark Antony:''' Caesar has many more legions than the Thirteenth.\\
'''Scipio:''' On the far side of the Alps.\\
'''Mark Antony:''' Winter does not last forever. Spring comes. Snows melt.\\
'''Scipio:''' That's a threat!\\
'''Mark Antony:''' I assure you it is no threat. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Snows, always, melt.]]

!!!"Is that a threat or a promise?"

to:

-->'''Hank:''' I am Hank Hill, and I am a MAN. You are going to change my license to reflect that, ''or else.''
-->'''DMV
''\\
'''DMV
Employee:''' Is that a threat?
-->'''Hank:'''
threat?\\
'''Hank:'''
''*sighs, then [[GameFace speaks sternly]]*'' '''If it has to be.'''
* ''{{Series/Dragnet}}''
-->'''Battered kid's mom:''' Is that a threat, seargeant?\\
'''Sgt.Friday:''' No. That's a promise.
* PlayedWith in one of [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Marik's Evil Council videos]] after Steve Luna and Steve Umbris have been talking about how things are on the moon.
-->'''Bakura:''' Well, we're not ''on'' the moon, are we?\\
'''Steve Luna:''' That can be arranged.\\
'''Bakura:''' Is that supposed to be a threat?\\
'''Steve Luna:''' No. I was simply drawing attention to our luxury moon vacation plan. Buy a ticket and receive one free ass-whupping upon your initial payment. That part ''was'' a threat.
* ''Literature/WolfHall'': When Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor, Thomas Cromwell asks what he's going to do with his retirement.
-->'''More:''' Write. Pray.\\
'''Cromwell:''' My recommendation: write only a little, and pray a lot.\\
'''More:''' [[IronicEcho Now is that a threat?]]\\
'''Cromwell:''' My turn, don't you think?
* ''Fanfic/OldWest'': Said in the 26th chapter.
-->'''Sheriff Rango:''' For your own sake, I'm asking you to leave us be.\\
'''Dufayel:''' Is that a threat, ''Monsieur'' Rango?\\
'''Sheriff Rango:''' You don't wanna corner a wild animal.\\
'''Dufayel:''' And you had best not attempt to outfox a fox. It goes badly for you in your cause.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
** In "Gambit", Supreme Commander Servalan is pressuring crime boss Krantor to help her find a fugitive.
--->'''Krantor:''' My dear Commander, there are many wanted men here. They come to Freedom City because we are outside the Federation.\\
'''Servalan:''' Not very far outside.\\
'''Krantor:''' I do hope that is not as threatening as it sounds. That would be ... most unwise.
** From the episode "Orbit".
--->'''Avon:''' Oh, that sounds unpleasantly like a threat.\\
'''Egrorian:''' It is a threat. Like you, I have a [[PriceOnTheirHead price on my head]]. So, having revealed my little sanctuary, [[YouKnowTooMuch I cannot allow you and your colleagues to leave]]. Not, at any rate, until we've reached an agreement.
* Like the above statement, in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Alexandria and Taylor have this little discussion in [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/cell-22-4/ Cell 22.4]]. It later gets turned around, in the most gruesome manner.
-->'''Alexandria:''' You wanted to be on board, I presume. You had to be informed, so you understood exactly what it means when I make a threat.\\
'''Taylor:''' You're planning to make threats?\\
'''Alexandria:''' Threats is the wrong word. But English is a limited language in some ways. There's really no word to articulate what I mean. A threat with a measure of inevitability to it. A promise? Too feeble. People break promises too often. A curse? A malediction? Too... magical. An oath? The connotations are wrong. When I say I'll do something, I make it happen.
* ''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess''
-->'''Sen. Harvey Walker:''' Why does everything you say sound like a threat?\\
'''J.J. Hunsecker:''' Maybe it's a mannerism, because [[FauxAffablyEvil I don't threaten friends]], Harvey.
* ''Winner Take All'', by Creator/BarryEisler.
-->I returned his stare, and something in my eyes made him look away. “If you want to play fishing games with me,” I said, “you’re just wasting time. But if I think your I-took-a-course-at-[[UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} Langley]]-on-verbal-manipulation-techniques bullshit contains an element of threat, I’ll take you out before you even have a chance to beg me not to.”
* In ''Literature/BrokenAngels'' Matthias Hand (a Voodoo practitioner) implies there may supernatural retribution if any harm comes to him. The commander of the Wedge mercenaries asks this trope, and on confirming that he is being threatened, blows Hand in half. His BodyBackupDrive means Hand doesn't actually die, but the act makes it clear the Wedge are not to be taken lightly.
* ''Film/TheDeadPool''. When Dirty Harry finds his name is on the titular dead pool (a bet that certain celebrities will die by the end of the year) a suspect tells Harry it's NothingPersonal. When Harry says he might just start his own dead pool with the suspect's name on it, [[{{Hypocrite}} he wants to know if Harry is threatening him]].
-->'''Harry:''' You wanna play the game, you'd better know the rules.
* ''Series/{{Westworld}}''.
-->'''Maeve:''' I also know your future. You have none.
-->'''Hector:''' Is that a threat?
-->'''Maeve:''' The start of a proposition.
* In ''[[Fanfic/TheHeartTrilogy Heart of Ashes]]'', the line's used in the same dialogue by both parties.
-->'''Lord Beronor''': Do not stand in my way, witch... life will become very unpleasant for you if you do.\\
'''Kathryn''': Is that a threat?\\
'''Lord Beronor''': No, that was truth. A threat would be if I proposed something I had a chance of completing; when I say truth, I mean it with utter certainty.\\
[...]\\
'''Kathryn''': Do you believe me to be a little puppet for you to pull the strings?! Do you think that because I am a woman, I am feeble! [[BadassBoast I too can command the winds sir! I have a hurricane in me so great it will strip the leaves of your Noble House bare if you dare to try me!]]\\
'''Lord Beronor''': You dare to threaten me?!\\
'''Kathryn''': I do!
* ''Series/{{Rome}}''
-->'''Mark Antony:''' Caesar has many more legions than the Thirteenth.\\
'''Scipio:''' On the far side of the Alps.\\
'''Mark Antony:''' Winter does not last forever. Spring comes. Snows melt.\\
'''Scipio:''' That's a threat!\\
'''Mark Antony:''' I assure you it is no threat. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Snows, always, melt.]]

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If the threatened punishment is perceived as TheUnishment or the threatened character is TooKinkyToTorture, the recipient of the ultimatum may reply, "Why must you tempt me, so?"

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* ''Series/{{Rome}}''
-->'''Mark Antony:''' Caesar has many more legions than the Thirteenth.\\
'''Scipio:''' On the far side of the Alps.\\
'''Mark Antony:''' Winter does not last forever. Spring comes. Snows melt.\\
'''Scipio:''' That's a threat!\\
'''Mark Antony:''' I assure you it is no threat. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Snows, always, melt.]]


-->I returned his stare, and something in my eyes made him look away. “If you want to play fishing games with me,” I said, “you’re just wasting time. But if I think your I-took-a-course-at-[[{{CIA}} Langley]]-on-verbal-manipulation-techniques bullshit contains an element of threat, I’ll take you out before you even have a chance to beg me not to.”

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-->I returned his stare, and something in my eyes made him look away. “If you want to play fishing games with me,” I said, “you’re just wasting time. But if I think your I-took-a-course-at-[[{{CIA}} I-took-a-course-at-[[UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} Langley]]-on-verbal-manipulation-techniques bullshit contains an element of threat, I’ll take you out before you even have a chance to beg me not to.”


* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
-->'''Hank:''' I am Hank Hill, and I am a MAN. You are going to change my license to reflect that, ''or else.''
-->'''DMV Employee:''' Is that a threat?
-->'''Hank:''' ''*sighs, then [[GameFace speaks sternly]]*'' '''If it has to be.'''


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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
-->'''Hank:''' I am Hank Hill, and I am a MAN. You are going to change my license to reflect that, ''or else.''
-->'''DMV Employee:''' Is that a threat?
-->'''Hank:''' ''*sighs, then [[GameFace speaks sternly]]*'' '''If it has to be.'''


** ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
-->'''Hank:''' I am Hank Hill, and I am a MAN. You are going to change my license to reflect that, ''or else.''//
-->'''DMV Employee:''' Is that a threat?//
-->'''Hank:''' ''*sighs*'' '''If it has to be.'''

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** * ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
-->'''Hank:''' I am Hank Hill, and I am a MAN. You are going to change my license to reflect that, ''or else.''//
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-->'''DMV Employee:''' Is that a threat?//
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-->'''Hank:''' ''*sighs*'' ''*sighs, then [[GameFace speaks sternly]]*'' '''If it has to be.'''

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