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    • David Palmer is the master of the Death Glare. He's scarier than Jack at times, and that's hard to pull off.
    • Jack himself is no slouch when it comes to the Death Glare either; at one point, he completely subverts the Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique, breaking President Charles Logan by simply staring at him.
  • Delenn assumes such a look for seemingly her entire journey from Minbar to Babylon 5 in the episode "Severed Dreams". She chases off an assault fleet from Earth with the stare and the words "Why not? Only one Human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else!" (Note that when the B5 CMOA page was put to crowner, this moment won.)
    • Her death glare reappears in "Atonement" when she figures out how to prevent her inquisitor from forcing her to leave Sheridan.
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    • And again, with the phrase "end this," when first contact with the Drakh ends in her killing every one of them in sight.
    • The when she is well over 130 years old, on the anniversary of the formation of the InterStellar Alliance, two "historians" and a political pundit gloss over facts and embellish lies to cover the wide gaps in their knowledge of history. They are on Earth. Delenn traveled from Mimbar just to say her husband was a good man and then when they tries to get her to stay, she made each one turn with an impressive glare the likes of which they had never seen.
    • G'Kar gives Vir the mother of all death glares before delivering his deathly chilling "dead...dead...dead..." monologue. It was chilling, at least in part, because G'Kar also sliced open his own hand, and was intoning "dead...dead...dead..." as each drop of blood fell to the floor.
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    • In one episode Sheridan manages to piss of Kosh so much, that he manages to give him a death glare with just the single camera eye of his robot suit.
  • Battlestar Galactica:
    • Adama is known for his glare. He prefers to get right in people's faces when he does so for maximum intimidation, although when he is further away it isn't much of an improvement. Notable instances include toward Starbuck in "Act of Contrition" and Athena in "Sine Qua Non". Edward James Olmos' glare in "Act of Contrition" was reportedly so terrifying that Katee Sackhoff, who plays Starbuck, thought Olmos was actually going to hit her! Heck, the Adama Glare has its own page on the Battlestar Wiki. It's like a punch to the soul. The effect of Adama's death glare is also well illustrated in this comic...
    • Special props to Dr. Cottle, the only character in the series to withstand an Adama Glare without side effects. Dr. Cottle is just THAT awesome. In the words of the BSG wiki: "So far, the only Colonial immune to the Adama Glare is Doctor Cottle, who is able to scowl intensely himself while making important medical decisions. Helena Cain resisted a Glare once, but the strain resulted in permanent back problems, exacerbated psychotic tendencies, and future vulnerability to the Adama Growled Ultimatum, a much weaker psychological weapon that fails to affect even D'Anna Biers on a later occasion."
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    • Notably, in the mutiny episodes, Gaeta proves to be, if not completely resistant to the Adama Death Glare, then at least able to stonewall it for a good while. Adama really should have respected Gaeta a bit more...
    • Helo kills Athena, his wife, because as an Artificial Human who gets better if killed, she will resurrect near their kidnapped daughter to rescue her. President Roslin berates Helo for possibly compromising the fleet's security, at which point he just stands up... and being much, much taller than her, and given she had faked their child's death earlier in the series which made the little girl's kidnapping possible, he gives her a glare that makes it look like he might very well double his homicide count for the day. Roslin wisely pipes down and hides behind Adama while talking to him for the rest of the scene.
  • Breaking Bad's Walter White turns out to be a master of this. At least once a season he breaks out a mean one. It turns almost to horror when coupled with Bryan Cranston's deep, growling voice.
    • Near the end of Season 4, Hector "Tio" Salamanca gives one hell of a death glare to Gustavo Fring before he sets off a pipe bomb tied to his wheelchair, killing himself and taking Gus with him.
  • This exchange from Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    Willow: It's horrible! That's me as a vampire? I'm so evil and... and skanky. And I think I'm kinda gay.
    Buffy: Willow, just remember, a vampire's personality has nothing to do with the person it was.
    Angel: Well, actually—
    Buffy: (death glare)
    Angel: —that's a good point.
  • Cam Woolley breaks these out on a regular basis on Canada's Worst Driver.
  • Castle :
    • Beckett has one of these on permanent standby for whenever Castle gets snarky about their relationship... or when his theories go too far off the wall.... or when he tries her patience.... or whenever he's talking.
    • Lampshaded in "Demons" when Ryan gets one from Beckett after offering to help Castle investigate the so-called "haunted house":
      Castle: Ooh, that's a look.
      Ryan: Yeah.
      Castle: I get these a lot. Just start walking. Faster. [They scurry off]
  • Both the male leads in Chinese Paladin 3 break out the glare when they're seriously pissed off. It's not actually easy to get them, considering that one of them is a Guile Hero and the other is The Stoic...but sometimes people do. Common reasons include harming Jing Tian's nakama, trying to make Changqing break his Heroic Vow, or bringing about the end of the world.
  • Chuck:
    • The Death Glare is John Casey's default face, even when he's happy. Assuming he ever is, it's kinda hard to tell. As long he's not growling he probably won't kill you within the next five seconds.
    • The Greta agent in "Chuck Versus the Fear of Death" has a few of these, accompanied by her waving around a wickedly sharp knife. She and Casey even trade glares in a face-off at the end of the episode.
    • Sarah Walker sometimes sends one Chuck's way if he so much as makes a joke about another attractive woman's appearance. The typically happy and jovial Chuck wisely gets quiet really fast.
  • The Closer and its sequel Major Crimes: While Mary McDonnell was on the receiving end in Battlestar Galactica (2003), as Captain Sharon Raydor she demonstrates a look that could poleaxe an elephant at 100 meters.
  • Abed pulls off a particularly awesome one in the Community episode A Fistful of Paintballs. In fact, it's so awesome it's accompanied by an eagle's scream and hellfire vfx. The recipient drops his gun and runs in terror.
  • This is how Ari usually looks at Mateo in El corazón nunca se equivoca.
  • Criminal Minds. Given the kind of scum they deal with on a regular basis, most of the BAU has done this at one time or another. However, Hotch's is the most frequently seen, and the most legendary. Often precedes or follows the subspecies of Awesomeness by Analysis known as a Hotchalanche. E.G. (from 4x03, "Minimal Loss"):
    Colorado AG: Who the hell are you?
    Hotch: I'm Aaron Hotchner, Unit Chief. I'm the guy who's going to tell the attorney general of the United States whether to charge you with obstructing a federal investigation or negligent homicide. (pause) Get off my crime scene. (DEATH GLARE)
  • Deadwood: Timothy Olyphant is a master of these. One of his stares can leave a smoking hole in you.
  • Doctor Who: Any incarnation of the Doctor worth their salt will be able to pull out a withering one if the circumstances warrant:
    • Back in the old series, the Fourth Doctor would occasionally break out the Death Glare if circumstances warranted. In "Genesis of the Daleks", the look he gives the Time Lord who stole his TARDIS and dropped him on Skaro should have made the guy regenerate on the spot.
    • The Ninth Doctor was fond of doing this to badly misbehaving Companions. (Adam in "The Long Game", Rose in "Father's Day", and Jack in "The Doctor Dances") He also managed to stare down some villains this way, at least temporarily. Usually it was just a bluff, though, done when he really had no weapons or way out.
    • The Tenth Doctor gave MANY of these. Perhaps the most frightening of them are in "Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood" and "The Waters of Mars". He also glared a fair bit when he went into Tranquil Fury mode.
      • He also ends "Utopia" giving a fairly impressive one.
    • John Simm's evil Master squint is legendary.
    • Eleven carries on the tradition: he's normally a happy-go-lucky guy who likes his fez and Jammy Dodgers, but if you cross him — well, you'll be wishing a time crack would eat you.
    • The very first glimpse audiences had of the Twelfth Doctor's face was a tight close-up of his eyes delivering one of these beneath Big Ol' Eyebrows (currently, it's the page image for that trope's Live Action TV subpage). Thanks to his perpetually downcast face, broody Creepy Good nature, disdain for authority in general, and those "attack eyebrows" (as he puts it), it's not just villains who are "treated" to this look when things go awry.
  • Aeryn Sun off Farscape is very prone to these. Often followed by lots of gratuitous violence.
  • Firefly:
    • In the episode "Out of Gas", where Mal slams Wash into the wall and gives him a vicious glare while ordering him back onto the bridge. The sheer force of personality in this scene is so powerful that it makes Jayne recoil defensively.
    • Jayne is constantly under fire from these. In "Objects in Space", Jayne makes an offhand comment about not wanting River on the ship. Mal, who'd already tried to throw him out the airlock at the end of "Ariel" for ratting her and Simon out to the Alliance, leans in real close and asks Jayne if that's the direction he wants this conversation to go, complete with a seriously scary Death Glare.
    • Simon can stare deadly when he thinks River is threatened. In "Safe" he does this to his father; in "Ariel", Jayne is on the receiving end in the "back off" scene. And a few times he and Mal have a mutual glare. Simon's glares don't exactly look death-like because of his fragile appearance. However, they certainly look awesome.
    • River delivers one of these, coupled with a Kubrick Stare, at Jayne in "Trash". Later in Serenity, River gives these to the wall of Alliance commandos as she prepares to do to them what she just did to the Reavers.
    • Also happens in the Big Damn Movie when Jayne is ripping into Mal's leadership abilities by talking about how Mal got all the men in his unit killed back in the war. Zoe, the ship's second in command and only other survivor of Mal's unit, just gives Jayne a calm look and says "You wanna leave this room." Jayne, who is usually a muscle-bound oaf without a clue, mutters, "Damn right I do," and does just that.
  • With a healthy dose of Papa Wolf, Ed Lane of Flashpoint gave one to a cop who was trying to stop him from reaching Parker and subsequently warn him about the investigator who appeared to targeting Parker with her questions and trying to pin the blame of the mission on him.
  • For the People has Tina Krissman, who has an epic one for any lawyers who cross (or annoy) her.
  • DCS Foyle from Foyle's War is a master of the cutting remark, especially against those who garner his contempt rather than his sympathy. But his most effective riposte was to a British pro-fascist politician in "The White Feather". Annoyed that this upstart detective is refusing to let him leave merely because a murder has been committed, the politician asks Foyle if he's Jewish. Foyle just stares coldly at him for a long moment, then walks out without bothering to reply.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Brienne of Tarth gives Ser Jaime Lannister a very menacing one in "Dark Wings, Dark Words" when he goes way overboard with the gay jokes about Lord Renly Baratheon, whom she harboured unrequited feelings for. Brienne also shoots daggers from her eyes when the Kingslayer insults her for being unable to protect her king in "Kissed by Fire."
    • Tywin's televised self lives up to his reputation from the books when someone antagonizes or displeases him. Somehow, the idea of Tywin Lannister simply glaring at you Stanley Kubrick-style is worse than the thought of him sicking The Mountain on your ass. If looks could kill, his probably will. His Death Glare is arguably best shown when he uses it on his grandson, King Joffrey Baratheon, who had before been a completely uncontrollable psychopathic dictator, and Joffrey is all but squirming under the gaze. He gives an even worse one in "Mhysa" when Joffrey outright accuses him of cowardice at a Small Council meeting... the Stare alone was enough to send him to his bedroom. Only a few people have been able to match him: young Arya Stark and Tywin's son Tyrion, with whom he exchanges dueling death glares on several occasions — most notably at the end of "The Laws of Gods and Men" at the end of Tyrion's trial, when Tyrion demands a trial by combat and shoots Tywin a look of pure, seething hatred, which pales even the look Tywin gave Joffrey in "Mhysa". Bonus points for his actor being Charles Dance, whose other roles have given him ample practice.
    • While she is usually too Hot-Blooded to not simply explode in someone's face should they piss her off, Catelyn fixes Jon Snow with a couple of these glares in "Winter Is Coming" and "The Kingsroad," as she resents him for being her husband's son by another woman. At her father's funeral, she is able to keep Robb from breaking down in laughter at Edmure's Epic Fail at lighting the raft by shooting him one of these glares.
    • Sansa shows her new-found hatred for Joffrey with a couple of these in "Fire and Blood", proving herself to be a master at these.
    • Yara Greyjoy gives her father Balon a nasty one bristling with Tranquil Fury when the two learn of Theon's capture and torture and he refuses to attempt to save Theon from the Boltons.
    • Joffrey's antics earn him one from pretty much everyone present at one point or another, particularly in "The Lion and the Rose". If looks could kill, Joffrey would have dropped dead when he asked Tyrion to kneel. Not that he lasted much longer than that anyway.
    • This is Stannis' typical reaction when he's angry. The change in Stannis' face when Selyse mentions that their daughter could do with a good beating in "The Lion and the Rose" is more than a little disconcerting. Stannis also gives one to Davos when the Iron Bank refuses his loan that basically says "You dragged me all the way here for this?" Davos responds by trying a new tactic to convince the bankers to give them a loan.
    • Olly goes out like this, giving Jon a seething hateful look before being executed.
    • Jaime gives one to Cersei in "The Winds of Winter" when he returns to King's Landing to find that Cersei has crowned herself Queen of the Seven Kingdoms after her actions drove their son Tommen into committing suicide.
    • Lyanna Mormont fixes one on Ramsay during the entire meet between she and the rest of the lords sworn to House Stark, and Bolton's men. It's a miracle the bastard didn't burst into flames.
  • Glee: Kurt Hummel has a pretty impressive one of these at the best of times. It's been called the "Kurt Hummel Bitchface" on more than one occasion. Combine it with a barely-arched eyebrow and a serial-killer head tilt and Rachel Berry will get the message and back off, eventually. In a rather chilling example: When Kurt and Blaine dance at the end of "Prom Queen," it's a heartwarming moment— except for the part where everyone who isn't the New Directions is dead silent and stone-faced.
  • Bea Arthur was legendary for this, perhaps most notably as Dorothy on The Golden Girls, especially to Betty White’s Rose and in Real Life, famously.
  • Gossip Girl: Chuck Bass has a knack for it.
  • In Heroes Season 1, Nathan Petrelli often deployed a priceless Death Glare against his little brother Peter when the latter was saying or proposing to do something especially dumb.
    • Subsequently, Nathan demonstrates the Death Glare well in Trust And Blood when Danko threatens his daughter, Claire, with a gun - Nathan skins Danko alive with a glare and tells him to stay the hell away from his daughter before sending Claire back home.
    • The Death Glare is back in "Shades of Gray", after Danko defenestrates Nathan from the n~th floor of a high rise building. Nathan glares a whole catalogue of insults at him before booming off.
    • Claire Bennet uses the Death Glare for more defensive purposes. Once activated, she becomes immune to all forms of psychological warfare. She can also force a Heel–Face Turn in her adoptive father, Noah "HRG" Bennet.
  • One Home Improvement episode, appropriately titled "The Look", revolved around the evil glare that wives give their husbands whenever they screw up big time. Or, in Al's case, mothers to their sons.
  • Horatio Hornblower:
    • Horatio Hornblower's eyes are quite expressive when he's seething, and it's very lucky for some sailors, including his superiors, that his look cannot kill. For example, he did not take lightly when Captain Sawyer indirectly caused a lethal accident of one seaman from Horatio's division, and then forced his crew to throw him overboard without a proper funeral.
    • Archie Kennedy pulls off a convincing Death Glare when his Berserk Button is pressed. He really doesn't like seeing Midshipman Wellard disrespected or treated badly. When common sailors are at fault, he berates them properly, but he cannot do much but stare deadly when the Captain starts showing his insanity or when Mr Bush is reluctant to speak up for Mr Wellard.
  • Patricia from House of Anubis tends to give these, which is actually a relatively tame response from her when she's angry. It still scares people though, because she's not the sort of person someone wants to mess with, and she doesn't get over her anger fast. One good example is the look of absolute hatred she wore when Nina passed her initiation.
    • Nina gave them out a lot in the second season due to her newly acquired jealous nature, most usually directed at Joy. Fabian also received them a few times.
    • Fabian himself has some rather scary one whenever someone manages to make him legitimately angry. It's always a bad sign, due to him being a normally kind and quiet person, as it usually means he's about to blow up. He even spent the entire Season 1 finale glaring at Rufus Zeno, while everyone else was justifiably terrified instead.
  • An exaggerated example in the How I Met Your Mother episode "Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap", the audience is treated to Lily's "you're dead to me" look. The camera zooms in on her face, she starts breathing heavily, her hair starts swirling around her, and her eyes get a fiery glow to them. This should come as no surprise.
  • The Impractical Jokers presents Klepto Buffet. People take food being stolen off their plate very seriously.
  • Rear Admiral A.J. Chegwidden from JAG is a master of this trope. The fact that he is a former Navy SEAL reinforces the validity of this beyond any formal authority.
  • Katsumi Daidou does this in the prequel movie Kamen Rider Double Returns: Kamen Rider Eternal. The villain of the movie tries to mentally break Katsumi by killing someone whom he cared about. After the kill, Katsumi delivers one hell of a death glare, signifying the audience its ass-kicking time.
  • Eliot Spencer from Leverage has this down to an art form. One character describes it as "that thing with [his] eyes that scares people."
  • Edward James Olmos in general is excellent at this. Having had plenty of practice employing the Death Glare during his time as Lt. Castillo on Miami Vice (and during a guest-starring appearance on The West Wing). Fans of Miami Vice have nicknamed this the "Castillo staredown". A fanfic once described this actor as having a stare capable of melting solid neutronium at fifty paces — and causing small bushes to burst into flame.
  • Monk:
    • In "Mr. Monk Is Someone Else", there is the scene where Monk has a staredown with a refrigerator delivery man... twice. The first time, when it comes to wheeling in a new refrigerator and having an argument over a lip in the floor, Monk loses. But in the end, after the case is solved, Monk wins a staredown over a broken part (albeit some help from Natalie).
    • In "Mr. Monk Is on the Air", when Monk's Berserk Button (Trudy) is pressed by Max Hudson (who makes tasteless jokes about Trudy's death on the air), Monk starts with a Death Glare and then proceeds to physically attacking him.
    • In "Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert", Monk informs Trafalgar roadie Kendra Frank that her deceased boyfriend, a rehabbed addict afraid of needles, saw an acupuncturist that morning. He hands her a map of the concert grounds that shows the acupuncture tent circled with a time written on it. After a moment, she looks up and glares at him, visibly pissed.
  • In Monty Python's Flying Circus, John Cleese could be relied upon to deliver one of these from time to time, notably in one sketch as a self-defence instructor with a mortal fear of fruit.
  • In one episode of The Musketeers Athos catches Aramis in bed with Queen Anne. At the end of the next episode King Louis announces to the court that Anne is suddenly pregnant after years of unsuccessful attempts to conceive. As the court applauds the news, Athos shoots an epic glare at Aramis
  • Napoléon: When the Grande Armeé invades Moscow, they find the city abandoned before it is set on fire by the remaining rebels. The episode ends on Napoleon's face staring at the burning city with seething, wordless rage as victory is snatched from his grasp.
  • NCIS:
    • Gibbs does this in almost every interrogation. His is so powerful you can feel it aimed at the back of your head. Even worst, DiNozzo is once forced to refuse a call from Gibbs, and he says he can feel the death glare through his phone.
      • He presumably learned it from his father Jackson, who Tony describes as "the only one who can do the Gibbs Stare at Gibbs."
    • Ziva also does a fantastic one near the end of the season five episode "Stakeout".
    • Tobias Fornell has an entirely adequate death glare of his own, usually aimed at DiNozzo. One time when he and Gibbs tag-team for an interrogation, the subject of their mutual glare starts spilling the beans in seconds.
    • Leon Vance is one of the few people immune to the Gibbs Glare, mainly due to having one of his own. When the two of them get into a Glare Down, the backscatter has other characters fleeing the room.
    • In her first appearance, CGIS Agent Abigail Borin gives one to DiNozzo when he snickers at her "Coast Guard" title. It and the Dope Slap she gives her probie are the first signs she's Gibbs' Distaff Counterpart.
    • And then there's the time that Gibbs delays a terrorist attack by glaring at them until The Cavalry arrives.
  • In Noah's Arc Malik taunts Wade at the wedding about Noah cheating on Wade with him. Wade delivers several death glares before giving him a solid punch to the face.
  • Michael from The Office (US) busts out the glare from time to time, for example when Dwight went to Jan saying that he should be Regional Manager and then lied, saying he was at the dentist. Michael is usually a complete buffoon, but when he does that glare...he is pretty creepy looking.
  • Once Upon a Time:
    • Ruby in hands one out whenever her being a werewolf is brought up. Whether it's Charming making an off-color comment, Leeroy scared of outsiders finding out about her or Regina insulting her, Ruby reacts all "oh bring that up" and gets... sorry, huffy.
    • Regina is the master of these.
  • Press Gang's Lynda Day has a Death Glare as her default expression.
  • Reba Hart from Reba is also good at this.
  • In Rome Lucius Vorenus... all the time.
  • Hilariously Parodied and otherwise Played With in Scrubs, with the Janitor giving J.D. the Death Glare with the song "Koyaanisqatsi" by Philip Glass played. When someone walks in between them, he briefly pauses to politely ask him to move out of the way. He later organizes a "group-glare" aimed at Carla, and rebukes Ted because the best Ted can manage is a sad glare. See both examples here.
  • Sherlock pulls off a truly epic one in "A Scandal in Belgravia". Upon arriving back at Baker Street to discover evidence of Mrs. Hudson being held by CIA agents, he fingers the scratches in the wallpaper, plays out what happened in his mind... and then quietly looks up the staircase with eyes that say “People are going to DIE.” Cue Extreme Mêlée Revenge.
  • Sons of Anarchy enforcer Happy sends a bone-chilling glare to Ethan Zobelle and A.J. Weston in the first episode of season 2. The fact that the actor who plays him, David LaBrava, is a real Hells Angel only makes it more terrifying.
  • The Spy: Amin al-Hafiz's chief of security, Ahmed Suidani, is almost always scowling. There's only a single scene where he breaks his scowl, giving the wife of al-Hafiz a warm smile as she passes by, before going right back to his scowl.
  • Stargate SG-1:
    • Teal'c is the master. In one episode, even though a suspect knew that Teal'c was only present to intimidate him, he was babbling everything he knew within a minute without a word of questioning being uttered. The scene goes like this: the prisoner is sitting in an interrogation room, handcuffed. Teal'c sits at the table across from him and simply begins glaring at him without ever saying a word. The prisoner immediately catches on that they think Teal'c will intimidate/bully him into talking, saying it won't work. A few more minutes of silent staring later and the guy snaps. (Entering the room whilst subtly reminding his victim that he is probably the strongest person on base simply by flexing his jaw muscles also helps.)
    • Daniel has been turned into a Prior, and is understandably considered very dangerous. Woolsey informs SG-1 that he's recommended to the President that they kill him. Mitchell stands up and gives him a look, and Woolsey steps behind Landry and stays there for the rest of the scene.
  • Star Trek
    • Star Trek: The Original Series:
      • Captain Kirk shoots off a pretty good one at Dr. McCoy in the episode "The Trouble with Tribbles". Doubly impressive in that he's buried up to his chest in dead tribbles at the time. It probably helps that they had to drop those tribbles on Shatner something like 38 times.
      • Charlie from "Charlie X" sports one when he's about to whisk someone into oblivion or perform some other horrific act of reality warping.
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation:
      • In "The Drumhead," Admiral Satie earns one from Picard at a hearing when she asks him if he's completely over his experience with the Borg. He immediately backs it up with a speech that absolutely breaks Satie. Her angry tirade in response to Picard's speech utterly disgraces her in front of the head of Starfleet Security; promptly bringing her witch hunt to an end.
    • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine:
      • In "The Die Is Cast", Garak reminisces with his former boss on how he once broke a prisoner during interrogation by simply staring at him from across the table for some lengthy period of time.
      Tain: And afterwards he just kept saying "his eyes... his eyes..." I'd never seen anything like it!
      • Worf's glare has become legendary, as demonstrated by his descendants in "Children of Time":
      Gabriel: Are you the Son of Mogh?
      Worf: Yes, I am.
      Gabriel: Is it true you can kill someone just by looking at them?
      Worf: (beat) Only when I am angry.
    • Star Trek: Voyager:
      • Captain Janeway has her own Glare of Death which is the opposite of Janeway's other favorite expression: the Gooey Look.
      • Chakotay has an intimidating glare of his own, which he often uses on B'Elanna whenever her Klingon temper starts going out of control.
    • Star Trek: Enterprise:
      • Scott Bakula can be VERY good at the "Death Glare". In the episode where where religious fundamentalists take over the Enterprise and have killed at least one of his crewmen, Captain Archer gave a very deadly glare at the religious leader sitting in his chair in the Captain's quarters. As the fundamentalist religious leader makes demands to Archer, the glare got even DEADLIER.
      • A blooper scene showed Jolene Blalock (playing The Spock-like T'Pol) forgetting her line and breaking down in nervous giggles when Scott Bakula (playing an evil Mirror Universe Archer) moves menacingly towards her with his glare on Full Power.
  • A particularly powerful, non-comedic, angst-filled one in Supernatural when Dean comes to realize that Castiel was working with Crowley. Let's just say that he takes it quite personally: after a quick Heroic BSoD he pulls one of these at Castiel. Made even worse by the fact that Castiel does not notice it and that it was induced, more than by simple, generic anger, by desperation over Castiel's betrayal, which means you have to stare at a seemingly angry Dean knowing he's actually broken-hearted.
    • The Horseman Death himself has a pretty good glare. Although, it's more icy and filled to the brim with the knowledge that he is better than you than it is angry.
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles:
    • In "Dungeons & Dragons", Charley has a talk with Cameron, and compares her to Vick, a deactivated Terminator who she has been casually skinning and bagging. Once he calls her a "very scary robot," the normally emotionless and stoic Cameron gives him a sudden Death Glare, sets Vick's "corpse" on fire, and tells him "It's not safe for you here." Charley, understandably, runs the hell away.
    • Her death glare is very good for intimidating fellow students as well, though one nerdish boy on Pizza Day seems rather turned on by the experience. "Hectic!"
    • John gives his fair share of death glares later in the series as well; two that come to mind are to the Terminator attempting to kill Bedell and to Jesse.
    • Played for Laughs when John weasels out of doing laundry after making cracks about Cameron being made to do it by handing the basket back to her. Her look says it all.
  • That's Just Me: Monica does this after being informed by Tsering the current Biology Honors students don't have to do a super hard project her class did last year. She even grabs a butcher knife and points it at her.
    • Elizabeth has these whenever her 'demon self' comes out, which is ironic because normally she can't do them.
    • Monica usually has this as her default face, usually when Elizabeth's bugging her. One example was when Elizabeth hid Monica's trumpet and didn't tell her where it was. Monica glares and says: "If you don't find it I'll use your dead body as a baseball bat."
    • "That poster is going to be there, haunting you guys." *GLARE* "You know, I've never killed someone by ripping out all of their hair and forcing them to swallow it, but first time for everything!"
  • Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It: "Have I got my Bollocking Face on? No no, this is my Bollocking Face".
  • Charlie Harper from Two and a Half Men is really good at giving these to his brother Alan.
  • Leo on The West Wing is very capable of these. In the episode "The Lame-Duck Congress", there's a running gag about Donna trying to get first Josh and then Leo to pay more attention to OSHA safety standards in the White House, and Leo's response to her is it costs too much, and she should just "type slower". Later, Margaret, Leo's assistant, is typing a report for him at a snail's pace, and when Leo calls her on it, Margaret reminds him of what he told Donna, and tells him she and the rest of the secretaries are taking that advice to heart:
    Leo: Margaret.
    Margaret: Yeah.
    Leo: Look at my face right now.
    [Margaret looks, sees Leo's death glare, goes back to typing normally]
    • President Bartlet was also capable of these, as shown in the episode "Guns Not Butter":
      Bartlet: Hey, Zoey's growing up very nicely, isn't she?
      Josh: Man, I'll say. (off Bartlet's death glare) You know, I go for kiss-ass today and the ball goes in the gutter.
  • The Blacklist: Samar gets a decent one in episode 7 of season 2 to the Monster of the Week when he refuses to give her information about her brother. It's not super intense, but considering that she glares at him, and then the next time we see him he's been killed execution style after she had previously told him she'd kill him if he didn't tell her what she wanted to know makes it pretty obvious what happened, to the viewers anyway.
    • She gets an even more obvious one to a Mook working with the Monster of the Week in episode 10 of season 2, and it is utterly chilling.
  • Worst Cooks in America shows off Chef Anne Burrell's death glare to excellent effect in many episodes. Chef Anne yells a lot but there are a few things that truly piss her off, and those things earn possibly the deathliest, glariest death glare in existence.
  • Yes, Minister has Sir Humphrey Appleby, who occasionally gives a truly epic one when he considers the proposals of poor Bernard Wooley a bit too radical.


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