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  • In the Adventures from the Book of Virtues episode "Honesty", Plato does one to Socrates in response to a bad pun.
  • Galaxy Rangers: Piss off Captain Foxx and you'll get one of these. Even Gooseman backs off when the stare comes out. You will not get a second warning before the Arm Cannon warms up.
  • Batman:
    • He shows everyone in the Justice League why you listen to his orders and keep your mouth shut about it here.
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    • If Superman does this... let's just say his look could kill. As Lex Luthor learned.
    • Many years later, Bruce Wayne still has it in Batman Beyond.
    • Talia al Ghul gives one to Terry for misspelling Ra's al Ghul's name, yet strangely does not give one for him calling Ra's al Ghul a psychopath, instead settling for a horrified look of shock. That's because it's Ra's al Ghul in Talia's body and would have every reason to be horrified by the notion of him being a psychopath as well as every reason to be annoyed at having his name mispronounced.
    • Batman gives the two bank robbers an epic one in the opening titles of Batman: The Animated Series.
  • A case of a near-literal Death Glare in Captain Planet and the Planeteers, during a trip back to World War II, a very badly rendered Hitler — sporting a bowl cut and handlebar mustache — once nearly took the titular superhero down with a cold, dispassionate stare fueled by the "pollution" of hate and bigotry in his heart. By contrast, remember that Superman looked Hitler in the eye and kicked his ass at least a dozen separate times in WWII-era comics. Hatred is considered Heart-flavored pollution, so Hitler is a walking block of kryptonite to Captain Planet.
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  • Mr. Sunshine from CatDog gives everyone he meets this because of being a Grumpy Bear.
  • This was essentially Stewie's default facial expression in earlier seasons of Family Guy.
  • In "Franklin and Beaver's Show-and-Tell" from Franklin and Friends, Beaver has a magnificent one for Franklin after he asks why she didn't tell him a bee was chasing her, even though she had been trying unsuccessfully to communicate this through charades because she lost her voice.
    Franklin: Oh, a bee was chasing you?! ... Why didn't you say so?
    Beaver: gives Death Glare
    Franklin: That was just a joke.
  • Max and P.J. each give a nasty one in the Goof Troop episode "Waste Makes Haste", when Pete reveals his real objective during their recycling gig with Goofy: To scavenge for a pair of missing golden baby shoes that Pete intended to return to the owner... in exchange for a hefty reward he would keep for himself. (P.J.'s stare actually borders on something downright Kubrickian.) Goofy, however, appears unfazed by this revelation.
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  • In Gravity Falls, everyone has had one of these at one point or another. Surprisingly, Soos, Mabel, and Wax Sherlock Holmes were among the first to do so.
  • Practical Pig gives everyone (including his brothers) this kind of glare in House of Mouse.
  • Kaeloo:
    • Mr. Cat has managed to give out some pretty terrifying ones to people who bother him, causing the other person to quickly back off.
    • Kaeloo gives one to Stumpy in the tea party episode when he won't stop annoying her. The glare is so scary that Stumpy immediately covers his mouth with both hands and stops talking.
  • Hank Hill of King of the Hill is a master of this. His trademark glare is the one warning belligerents get before his boot meets their ass. 9 times out of 10, they wisely back off.
  • In The Legend of Korra, Pema gives Tenzin one for reluctantly allowing Tarrlok to join them for dinner, especially after Tarrlok says that Air Nomads never turned away a hungry guest. Moments later, Ikki trumps her mother by giving Tarrlok a longer one, which isn't noticed by those at the table but noticed by the audience. Bonus points added for Ikki's glare looking like Pema's glare.
    • Bolin gets one from almost everyone for being Innocently Insensitive about Korra losing her bending.
    • Bolin also gets one from Suyin for pushing her out of the way to hug her daughter whom they’d all just rescued.
    • P'Li gives a rather scary one right at the start of "In Harm's Way".
    • Fire Lord Izumi gives a very motherly one (fitting as she is one) to Prince Wu in "Beyond the Wilds" when he won't stop interrupting their world leaders meeting,
  • On Mission Hill, death glares are often accompanied by daggers coming out of the person's eyes.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Out of all the characters, Fluttershy has displayed this ability when sufficiently provoked, as seen in "Dragonshy" and "The Stare Master". It is notable that this is only used silently on mundane animals (or as mundane as animals get in Equestria), and when used on fantastic creatures is delivered in concert with the sort of dressing down a mother would give her misbehaving young child.
    • It's actually a plot element in "Stare Master". Fluttershy is somewhat renowned for this ability of hers, but she cannot control it. It may sound funny, but the Stare seems to possess nigh-hypnotic properties, able to break the will of any creature meeting it. This ranges from rounding up some disobedient chickens to staring down a cockatrice, a creature with the power of turning living beings to stone with a glare, until it folds and gives life back to its victims. That's right, Fluttershy's Death Glare reduced into submission a monster with an actual Magical Eye.
    • In "Keep Calm and Flutter On", Discord is shown to be immune to Fluttershy's Stare.
    • In "Party of One", Pinkie Pie also displays some scary glares during her episode-long Sanity Slippage.
    • "Green Isn't Your Color" has Rarity saying she wants to be left alone, and Spike repeating this to Pinkie and Twilight, only to try to sneak off to be alone with Rarity when it seemed like Pinkie and Twilight were gone. Twilight then bites down on Spike's tail and drags him out of the room, at which point she and Pinkie give Spike a more intense Death Glare than was ever given to any of the villains.
    • Twilight uses one to convince Applejack to help out in "Luna Eclipsed".
    • Then there's the look Princess Celestia gives Chrysalis, the Changeling Queen in "A Canterlot Wedding" shortly before trying to fry her with a magical beam. (Celestia is like a mother to all her subjects.)
    • In "Swarm of the Century", the ponies have conveniently dealt with the problem at hand a solid ten minutes earlier than usual, only to learn Fluttershy couldn't help but keep one of the rapidly multiplying Parasprites for herself. Cue epic death glares from Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, and Rarity.
    • In "Family Appreciation Day", during a flashback to Granny Smith's youth, her mother angrily glared at her father after he kissed Princess Celestia's hoof in gratitude right in front of her.
    • In "The Mysterious Mare Do Well", Rainbow Dash rescues a baby, but she gets so caught up in the fame and congratulations she receives that she carelessly tosses the baby over her shoulder without noticing. The mother catches the baby and glares at her.
    • In "No Second Prances", Applejack gives Starlight Glimmer three death glares in a row after Starlight uses her magic to turn Big Macintosh into a Motor Mouth.
    • The best one would probably be in the Season 6 finale, "To Where and Back Again", as after Queen Chrysalis erupts from the ruins of her destroyed Anti-Magic throne, ready to fight with her horn flaring and a murderous hiss in her throat, her anger quickly changes to fear when she sees what awaits her: All of her cocooned victims, including the Royal Family, the Elements of Harmony, the Master of Chaos, and Trixie, are free of their prisons, their magic fully accessible again, and joined by her reformed Swarm and their new King, Thorax, they all are giving her various looks of the utmost anger and fury over what she's put them through in the last few hours, if not days, just for her Revenge for the Royal Wedding defeat. Even Baby Flurry Heart looks outright angry at Chrysalis for what she's done.
  • ReBoot has one that breaks the fourth wall while Dot and Enzo are in a FPS based on the Evil Dead film series.
  • Rick and Morty: In "Meeseeks and Destroy" Rick Sanchez quickly and quietly realizes that Morty was nearly raped by King Jellybean. He doesn't say anything to upset or insult Morty, only giving a look that mixes horror and Tranquil Fury. In fact when Rick and Morty return to earth, Rick quickly grabs a gun and kills Jellybean through the portal. Rick didn't want to ruin Morty's adventure and made sure that it goes great for him without Rick ruining it but as soon as Morty's back is turned, Rick doesn't hesitate to murder his most deserving victim.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In episode "Lady Bouvier's Lover" (#1F21), Abe Simpson had his dance-party date (Marge's mom) usurped by a rival. Abe angrily declared "I'm gonna give him the frowning of a lifetime!" and proceeded to do so. Unfortunately, the rival was the pathologically ego-centric Mr. Burns, so Abe's efforts were completely ignored.
    • Mr. Burns is no slouch in the Glaring department either. (He calls it his "glower power.")
    • In the episode "Saddlesore Galactica", during the victory montage of Furious D. (A horse that Bart adopted, and turned into a racing horse), one section has the titular horse run first out of it's stable only to give a death glare towards the other horses, complete with a dramatic zoom. The other horses proceed to reverse into their start boxes and close themselves in.
    • Marge does this very frequently, almost always accompanied by her disapproving moan.
  • Sofia the First: Sofia shoots a very hard one at Amber in the Pilot Movie when she finds out she tricked her and ruined her dance lesson. James also gives her one seconds later.
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man: Gwen Stacy doesn't quite have one of these, but she does have "the look" which has roughly the same effect on her (male) friends Peter and Harry. It also apparently works on her dad (though he may have been joking), which is pretty impressive considering he's voiced by Clancy Brown.
  • In the Star vs. the Forces of Evil episode "Monster Arm", the guy that sat next to Star on her right gave her one. Note he still gave her one when she's not sleeping on him.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: In "Carnage of Krell", Captain Rex and General Krell at one point briefly get into what can only be described as a "glare-off", and if they hadn't been interrupted by a conveniently-timed transmission things might have gotten very interesting in that control room.
  • Star Wars Rebels: Ezra Bridger pulls out a very lethal glare when he gets angry enough. A prime example is in "Gathering Forces", when he has a look of pure death on his face as he taps into The Dark Side to summon a giant fyrnock against the Inquisitor.
  • Steven Universe:
    • In the Wham Episode "Mirror Gem", Garnet gives one of the most terrifying death glares to Steven after he accidentally hit her face when she tried to take Lapis Lazuli's mirror.
    • Pearl also gives one to Steven when he tries to chase after her in "Rose's Scabbard".
    • Yellow Diamond's introduction has her back facing the audience, and then slowly turning around to give a terrifying one of these.
    • "Now We're Only Falling Apart" has Pink Diamond giving a chilling one as she transforms into Rose Quartz, after having her pleas to the other Diamonds to spare the Earth get brushed off one too many times.
  • Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!: You do NOT want Nova glaring at you. EVER. Likewise, while this occurs less often, Antauri has quite the death glare when it chooses to come out.
  • In an episode of the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leo, Donnie, and Raph do this to Mikey on several occasions.
  • Teen Titans: Raven has a Death Glare that will make you shit bricks. Ask Doctor Light. Beast Boy is apparently immune to it (probably through repeated exposure), as when she gave him one in the episode "Fear Itself", he was unfazed. Occasionally he does back off, it's just that it's not a death glare to him.
    • The episode "Betrayal" contains a Played for Drama example - just after getting a Heel–Face Door-Slam from Beast Boy, the last expression seen on Terra's face as she and Slade slip into the shadows together is an absolutely chilling glare in BB's direction.
  • In the CGI era of Thomas the Tank Engine, The Fat Controller has given these to the engines on occasions when they get out of line. One example includes in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James after finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the Slip Coaches. Cue James' "Oh, Crap!" Smile.
  • In the ThunderCats (2011) episode "Berbils" gruff Old Soldier Panthro delivers one when he's caught openly hugging his new friend Ro-Bear Bill:
    Wilykat: Busted!
    Wilykit: Panthro's a big ol' softy!
    Panthro: Is that a problem?
    Wilykit: [stiffens nervously] Nope.
    Wilykat: It's cool.
  • Total Drama:
    • Courtney has a fearsome death glare which she regularly gives to both her enemies and her beloved bad boy boyfriend, Duncan.
    • Owen earns two of these from Noah in "I See London", the first is even accompanied with a Scare Chord.
    • Gwen had many of these over the course of the series.
  • Transformers:
    • Transformers: Prime:
      • Despite not having a face, Soundwave manages to pull this off. Right before giving Airachnid an epic beatdown.
      • In "One Shall Fall", Optimus Prime,of all bots, pulls off a shocking Death Glare worthy of the Dark Knight himself. It's both awesome and terrifying all at once. You know the shit just got real folks when a bot like Optimus acts out of character like that. What caused it? Megatron on Dark Energon blasting Bumblebee while he took Raf home from the Autobots' base. What resulted is that Raf nearly died from toxic exposure to Dark Energon and Megatron was stupid enough to flash Prime a Slasher Smile while gloating over the matter. His Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Megatron for nearly killing Raf is full to the brim with hulk rage. His voice is controlled, absolutely calm and his pace methodical as he cuts down any Decepticon between him and Megatron. Although to see him express the intent to murder Megatron and (if Megatron wasn't powered up by Dark Energon beforehand) actually succeed in following through should make it quite clear Optimus was in a state of mind and fit to kill Megatron on sight.
    • The Transformers: Back in Generation 1, the Decepticons successfully framed the Autobots and made themselves look like the good guys. While Soundwave and his cassettes attended a teen dance, some guy asked "Laserbeak wanna cracker?" No. Laserbeak did not want a cracker.
    • Beast Wars sees Optimus Primal glare at Rhinox in "Code of Hero" when asked if he remembers the explosion from the end of season 1—an explosion that Optimus was at Ground Zero of, temporarily died as a result, and Rhinox had to resurrect him. Naturally, Rhinox conceded that it was a stupid question.
    • Whirl manages a pretty good one in The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, which is only made more impressive by the fact that Whirl is a Cyber Cyclops with no facial features other than one glowing eye; presumably he had eyelids installed at some point.
      Whirl: Word of advice, when my eye does this, clear the area.
  • Wakfu: Ruel's grandmother will give you a Death Glare if you ever say the word "borrow". Or "discount". Or "refund". Or... well, any suggestion you could maybe pay less than her tariff. Even... especially to her grandson — he should know better.
  • On Wonder Pets!, Linny gives Ming-Ming one when, in "Save the Visitor!", Ming-Ming suggests of the Visitor, "Maybe he's a guinea pig. He sure eats like one." (Linny is a guinea pig.)


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