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Fiona: Y-you're... an ogre!?
Shrek: Ohhh, you were expecting Prince Charming?
Fiona: Well, yes, actually!

To whoever is asking the question, a more appropriate answer would probably be either a "no," a "maybe," or in some cases no answer at all. Instead, however, it's answered with a blunt "Yes," or whatever else would be equivalent to "yes" in its own context. (For example, if Alice asks "Have you no shame?" Bob saying "No" or "None!" would count.) Normally followed by Alice's dumbfounded or dejected acceptance of Bob's answer.

Maybe this reflects on differences between the asker and the answerer in terms of views toward the subject they are discussing. Maybe it implies that the answerer has a very blunt personality, such as that of a Deadpan Snarker, for instance, or is an unrepentant individual who doesn't bother to excuse their actions when questioned about them. Sometimes it could mean both, and by its very nature often does.

Truth in Television, of course, especially in online discussions, given the sheer diversity of opinions, and in turn, higher rate at which what one would consider an inappropriate response, another considers quite fitting.

May overlap with At Least I Admit It or I Can Live With That.

Often a subtrope of Rhetorical Question Blunder, such as Does That Sound Like Fun to You? May be used as an Armor-Piercing Response to shut down an Armor-Piercing Question, and may or may not involve deliberately invoking Rhetorical Question Blunder. Compare with Insult Backfire, since it is often caused by similar things. Often associated with Brutal Honesty. See also Blunt "No", Flat "What", Little "No". Compare Mathematician's Answer.


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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion:
    • Shinji reacts to Misato's questions like this after being returned to NERV Headquarters in Episode four.
    • When Asuka suggests that Rei would kill herself if ordered to do so, she says yes.
    • In a more comedic example, when Misato asks if Shinji considers her a slob, Shinji cheerfully says "That and lazy!"
  • In Bakuman。, when Miura argues with Mashiro and Takagi over whether they should go into gag manga; Miura believes that if they have no serious stories in mind, they should just do as their editor says.
    Mashiro: We can change up our style and genre, but I still don't think humor is the best way to utilize Takagi's skills.
    Miura: ...!! Are you telling me that I'm wrong?
    Beat Panel
    Mashiro and Takagi: Yes.
    • In a similar case, Kosugi asks Nanamine if he thinks he's no good as an editor, and Nanamine says "Not in the slightest."
  • Naruto:
    • In the Naruto (1997) pilot, there is an interesting example, in which the blunt yes is in agreement with the speaker with the question. The eponymous character tells Kuroda about his mission, in which he's unable to return to his village of youkai until he makes a friend. When he remarks that it's a "dumb training exercise," with a smile on his face, Kuroda tells him "Yeah... really dumb," then tells him the only one he can trust is himself, surprising him.
    • A back-to-back double example: in the Viz translation of Kakashi Gaiden, during an argument over whether to break from the mission to save Rin, Obito asks Kakashi if he thinks emotion is nothing but a useless burden, and after a long pause, Kakashi says he does. Obito then decides to save Rin on his own and Kakashi asks Obito if he knows what happens to those who break the rules. Obito, who, unbeknownst to Kakashi, has learned about Sakumo's abandoning a mission to save his comrades, says "I do, and that's why the White Fang was a true hero."
    • In the flashbacks leading up to the Uchiha massacre, some members of the clan confront Itachi, demanding to know why he wasn't at the meeting and informing him of the apparent suicide of Shisui Uchiha, Itachi's best friend and the only other absentee, while making it clear they suspect him.
      Itachi: Why don't you just say it? You think I did this?!
      Inabi: In fact we do, you child.
    • In the Sasuke and Sai arc, Shizune, who questions Tsunade's choice to send Naruto's team on the mission, asks Tsunade if she believes that Shizune's own team is less suited to the task. Tsunade says yes, explaining that Naruto's drive to succeed is the main factor in why she chose to let him go on the mission.
    • Later on in the same arc, Naruto gets fed up with Sai after Sai criticizes him for making a mistake during a training session with Yamato. They finally get to the root of their feud- Naruto can't accept Sai as Sasuke's replacement, while Sai despises Sasuke for betraying the village.
      Sai: I wonder what Sasuke would have done in this scenario. Would he have fought while covering you? Somehow I doubt it. He betrayed our village and tried to kill you. And you still consider him a comrade?
      Naruto: Yes, and I would still do anything to save him. Even team up with you.
  • In The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, Ryoko talks with Haruhi about Yuki and Kyon growing closer, and what it means for her, as Yuki's best friend and also friends with Kyon. After this exchange, Haruhi tells Ryoko that her friendships with Yuki and Kyon should be strong enough to withstand their having a fight.
    Ryoko: The more the distance between Nagato-san and Kyon-kun closes, the more it feels like they're moving further from me. And it's just… I hate it. It's lonely. I know, I know. I'm not protecting anyone. It's pure jealousy.
    Haruhi: [places a hand on Ryoko's shoulder] Ryoko… [with a smile] Yeah, that's really dumb!
  • In Saki Achiga-hen, this exchange between Izumi Nijou and Hiroko "FunaQ" Funakubo happens after Izumi loses badly in the semi-finals, and Hiroko mentions all the strong first-years who have come by..
    FunaQ: This year brought some amazing first-years like that, too, but… do you really rank yourself among them, Izumi?
    Izumi: That's what I keep telling myself.
    • In a much earlier scene, which takes place when Nodoka and her friends Shizuno and Ako are in elementary school.
      Nodoka: [struggling to keep up] Shizu, Ako…! gulp You're going too fast… There's no need for running. Why sprint away all of a sudden? Are you kids?
      Shizuno: YES, WE ARE!
    • In Saki Shinohayu -dawn of age-, a blunt "no" happens when Kanna recruits her friends to form a mahjong club and defeat Hayari Mizuhara, who won the local tournament, defeating Kanna.
      Kyouka: Are we supposed to beat [Hayari], too?
      Kanna: Nah. You're just here to be my sparring partners.
      Kyouka: Can't you at least try to show some tact?
    • The earliest case is in Saki between Saki and Koromo during the Nagano Qualifier Captains' match. Koromo is in the lead but Saki has begun a winning streak that allowed her to acquire enough points to make a comeback win possible.
      Koromo: Kiyosumi, do you think you can pull off a comeback?
      Saki: Yes, I'm going to win.
  • In Bleach Captain Hitsugaya is asked by Captain Kurotsuchi whether he really believes that Kurotsuchi's technicians monitoring the Precipice world could have made a mistake, and responds with a simple yes. Kurotsuchi momentarily responds as if he said no before realizing the actual answer.
    • During the Vandenreich’s first invasion of Soul Society, Ichigo demands to know if Yhwach is the enemy, who gives an ambiguous answer. Ichigo then furiously asks if he’s the one who’s currently trashing Soul Society, and now gets a straightforward yes.
  • One Piece
    • In Sanji's backstory, he and Zeff, who'd attacked the cruise ship where Sanji was working, end up shipwrecked and wash up on a rock in the middle of the sea. Zeff gives Sanji a small bag of food to last him until help arrives, while claiming that he took the larger share for himself due to being an adult and insisting that they not speak to one another. In reality, Zeff gave Sanji all the food they had(Zeff's bag contained treasure), and in the manga, ate his own leg. After running out of food, Sanji decides to steal Zeff's food, and uncovers the truth. This leads to a series of questions by a shocked Sanji, to which Zeff flaty replies with "yes" answers.
      Sanji: Did you... did you eat your own leg?!
      Zeff: Yes.
      Sanji: Was the food that you gave me all there was to begin with?!
      Zeff: Yes.
      Sanji: But you can't be a pirate any more without your leg!Explanation 
      Zeff: Yes...
    • Tashigi says this after saying that she believes Zoro is assuming she's weaker because she's a woman.
      Zoro: What do you think I am, some kind of joke?
      Tashigi: Yes.
    • An inverted version happens later in Dressrosa, when one of the dwarves is giving Zoro directions (after having personally experienced how bad he is about that sort of thing).
      Wicca: We're gonna turn left soon. Left is the side that you don't have your swords.
      Zoro: You don't even trust me with "right" and "left"?!
      Wicca: Not at all!
    • Inverted during the Water Seven arc, when Robin claims to have betrayed the Straw Hats during the confrontation at the Galley-La headquarters. When they're facing down the CP9 assassins, Zoro's initial distrust of Robin seems to be vindicated.
      Zoro: Looks like they plan to get rid of us. And our "friend" Nico Robin has clearly chosen their side. Luffy, now do you understand that Robin's left the ship?
      Luffy: I don't buy it!!!
    • In a flashback to before the above incident, Robin reveals the real reason why she apparently betrayed the Straw Hats- to protect them from the Buster Call. She then makes it clear that their well-being is the one thing she values more than her life and even the fate of the world.
      Iceberg: And as long as you have that, you don't care what happens to the rest of the world?
      Robin: I don't.
    • After Bluneo explains how the Buster Call traumatized Robin, and that the threat of it being used against her friends caused Robin to despair, Sanji asks if CP9 knowingly used that trauma to force Robin to surrender. Blueno stoically and unapologetically says, "Of course we did."
  • In Girls und Panzer, the newly revived tankery club's first order of business is to search for tanks. When Anzu is asked if she doesn't know where they are, she cheerfully says that no, she does not know.
  • In Gundam Build Fighters Try, Yuuma cheers up Fumina by suggesting that one day, her Gunpla building skills can be just as good as Sei Iori's. When Sekai asks if that'll happen with him, Yuuma gives him a quick, blunt "No, never."
  • In Bokurano, Ushiro has a conversation late in the series with Kanji's father.
    Kanji's father: [Kanji] was so much like his mother. He blamed me for her death, didn't he?
    Ushiro: Yes.
  • In YuYu Hakusho, Kurama has the life of a demon (who threatened his mother) completely in his hands. The demon begs, ending with this exchange:
    Roto: You believe in mercy, don't you?
    Kurama: No, I don't. (kills him)
  • In Fairy Tail, after Gray ends his infiltration of the Avatar cult to stop them from "purifying" a town by killing everyone there, one of his former colleagues asks him Was It All a Lie?. His response?
    "Of course it was, you idiot! You think I could ever be buddy-buddy with murderers like you?"
    • In Chapter 516, Igneel gives this answer when asked by Natsu about whether his Dragon Seed and Demon Seed merging is fatal.
      Igneel: Yes. You will die.
  • No Game No Life:
    • After the siblings defeat Kurami, she remains convinced that they, like her, used magic to cheat by colluding with another race.
      Kurami: You're not going to tell me that Imanity beat elf magic unaided, are you?
      Sora: Sure I am. It's the truth.
    • A month passes after the siblings take the throne, during which time they hole up in their room. Steph, angry with them for leaving governing the kingdom to her, takes them to task, but realizes that they were reading through the castle's books and planning their next move.
      Sora: What, did you think all we were doing in this month was sitting in our room and playing games?
      Steph: Yes, that is exactly and precisely what I thought.
    • Later on, the siblings recruit Kurami and her elf friend, Feel, for their plan to challenge the Warbeasts. Stephanie is honestly surprised that Feel, an elf noble whose family has served in the government for generations and keeps Kurami's family as slaves would risk a great deal to free the slaves and doesn't seem bothered by helping the enemy.
      Stephanie: Are you okay with this, Fil-san? Helping us could lead to the destruction of Elven Garde.
      Feel: I'm okay with anything as long as Kurami doesn't get hurt. I honestly don't care in the slightest about my family, and even thought it would be faster if the whole country would just up and vanish. (giggles)
    • Kurami approaches Sora, and points out that since all of his and Shiro's previous victories have been by the skin of their teeth, Kurami thinks they can only succeed against the Eastern Union if their plan goes flawlessly. Sora can't promise that, but points out that his teamwork with Shiro enables them to win all the time because they can cover for the other if they make a mistake.
      Kurami: Can you really be sure you won't make a single mistake?
      Sora: Not really.
  • Dragon Ball Super:
    • The morality of a God of Destruction is easily summed up by this exchange between Beerus and Goku:
      Goku: Are billions of lives just playthings for your amusement?
      Beerus: Yes. I am a god. What is more important, one backwater planet or a battle between gods? It's not even a question.
    • After receiving numerous warnings from Beerus and the Supreme Kais to behave himself and not make Zen'O angry, Goku asks them if he really looks like that rude of a person. Everyone present immediately replies "Yes, you do" in unison.
  • Bloom Into You:
    • Touko has spent her entire life trying to emulate her late older sister, Mio. When she learns from one of Mio's old classmates that Mio wasn't anything close to being the honor student other people thought she was, she's deeply shaken and discusses it with Yuu.
      Yuu: Do you have to be someone else?
      Touko: Of course. What's the point of being who I am now?
    • Later on, Yuu asks her friend Koyomi to change the ending of the play that they're working on, since she realizes Touko sees the parallels between herself and the protagonist, and Yuu wants Touko to be able to be herself, rather than imitate someone else. Touko's best friend, Sayaka asks why Yuu did this, at which point Yuu explains herself, resulting in the following exchange. Possibly unbeknownst to Yuu, Sayaka actually agrees with her desire to change Touko.
      Yuu: In the end, this is just me being selfish.
      Sayaka: Yes. It is selfish.
    • Early on, shortly before the student council candidates' speeches, Sayaka greets Touko and Yuu.
      Touko: Did you come to heckle us, or because you're worried?
      Sayaka: The former for you, the latter for Koito-san.
    • When Touko turns down Sayaka's Love Confession, Sayaka asks if Touko loves Yuu. Touko says yes.
  • In I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying, during Season 2, Episode 9, Hajime's family gets on his case over how he still doesn't have a job, leading to this exchange when his younger brother Mayotama takes a turn.
    Hajime: Then are you telling me to work until I die?
    Mayotama: Yes. That is the proper way for an adult to live.
  • Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online:
    • M has LLENN take point, since as squad leader, she's the only one whose position is shown on the map during the regular scans. After revealing that he spotted another team in the vicinity apart from the one he'd been tracking, LLENN calls him out on using her as a decoy.
      LLENN: Th-Then you knew and used me as a decoy?
      M: That's right.
      LLENN: "That's right"?
    • Outside of the game, M (aka Goshi Asougi) meets up with LLENN (aka Karen Kohiruimaki) to ask for the latter's help. Pito is planning on competing in the second Squad Jam, but with a self-imposed condition- she'll commit suicide if she loses, unless LLENN defeats her, so Goshi wants Karen to participate and win. Karen asks Goshi why he doesn't tell the police or a psychiatrist about Pito, and Goshi says he won't go against Pito's wishes.
      Karen: Is it because you respect her decisions?
      Goshi: Yes.
      Karen: Even if they're crazy? At worst, involving suicide?
      Goshi: Yes!
  • In Hino-san no Baka, Hino measures Koguma's three sizes to determine whether Koguma has A-cup breasts.
    Koguma: Does finding out the three sizes of someone so slender make you happy, Hino-san?
    Hino: You bet it does.
    Koguma: You answered right away?!
  • In My Hero Academia, Midoriya notices that Uraraka is unusually fired up about the UA Sports Festival, and realizes that he never asked her why she wants to be a hero. After giving the answer, Uraraka elaborates that this is because her family's fallen on hard times, and Midoriya and Iida are fairly understanding.
    Midoriya: You wanna be a hero so you can get rich?
    Uraraka: If we're cutting to the chase, then yeah.
  • In Failed Princesses, this happens when Nanaki Fujishiro talks with her friend Izumi about Miki, a girl who cut ties with Fujishiro, prompting Izumi to cut ties with Miki.
    Izumi: Back when you were suspended, I asked Miki this question. "Let me ask you this, Miki... So you don't consider Nanaki your friend anymore, is that it?" Like that.
    Fujishiro: Why did you even ask her that?! With how things are between us, of course she'd say yes!
    Izumi: Yeah, and that was exactly what she said.
  • In New Game!, Umiko has Aoba sit in on Nene's interview for the programmer position to see whether Nene can stay professional with her best friend around. After a while, Umiko asks Aoba if she has any more questions for Nene, and Aoba says no.
    Umiko: Thank you, Suzukaze-san. You may go now.
    Aoba: Wait, you're kicking me out?
    Umiko: Yes, that is correct.
  • In Kemono Jihen, this is Kabane's reaction to Inugami asking him if he thinks Akira is useless.
    Inugami: Good grief... Kabane, do you think Akira is dead weight too?
    Kabane: Yes. But I'm fine with that.
  • When informed about Ao moving away, Misa of Asteroid in Love proposes that Ao try to talk her parents out of it, resulting in the following exchange. That said, Misa apologizes, saying she was exaggerating, but is entirely serious about her suggestion that Ao should tell her parents how she feels.
    Mikage: Are you suggesting she throw a tantrum in front of her parents?
    Misa: Exactly.
  • Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story:
    • In Episode 3, Yachiyo disapproves of letting Iroha come along with the others to save Kaede, since according to Yachiyo, Iroha can't fight.
      Rena: Do you consider all magical girls who are weaker than you to be nuisances?
      Yachiyo: Yes.
    • In Episode 11, Iroha tracks down Tsukuyo Amane, one of the Wings of the Magius, to ask her for information, since she believes that they may know something about Iroha's missing sister. She then tells Tsukuyo that if she doesn't cooperate, she'll tell Yachiyo and the others about her real identity.
      Tsukuyo: You would threaten me?
      Iroha: [coldly] If that's how you perceive it, that's fine with me.
  • In Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, after the Time Skip, Rossiu, having arrested Simon to use as a scapegoat, calmly states that progress is often made through sacrifice, such as when Rossiu's hometown exiled his mother to keep to the population limit, or when Kamina sacrificed himself to help capture the Dai-Gurren.
    Simon: Hold it right there. Are you trying to tell me it's a good thing my bro died?
    Rossiu: Based on the outcome? Then yes, I am.
  • In Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Lag meets up with his old friend Gauche several years after his departure, only to find that Gauche has lost his memories and become evil Marauder known as Noir. Lag then comes up with a solution to the problem- fire a "letter bullet" at Gauche to restore his memories, and the plan seems to work. However, it's later revealed that while Gauche was able to view the memories contained in the letter bullet, his memories weren't actually restored, and the Noir persona is still dominant. Late in the anime, Lag asks Noir if what he did was All for Nothing, and Noir says, "Exactly."
  • Shirobako:
    • Aoi talks with Yamada about their director, and Yamada mentions how the director hides the storyboards to cover up how far behind he is on them.
      Aoi: He would really be that immature?
      Yamada: Yes, he would.
    • During a flashback to one of Aoi's job interviews, she ends up tripping over her words out of nervousness, resulting in the following exchange. It only gets worse after Masahiko Inami, the president, grills her over her decision to major in economics in college and chides her for saying she'd do "whatever" it takes to succeed.
      Inami: Am I really that scary?
      Takekura: Yes. You can be quite intimidating, sir.
    • In Episode 19, Yano tracks down Iketani, the "Bearded Hermit," fishing at a pond and notes how surprising it is that an adult his age would run away from work.
      Yano: Are you making a living OK?
      Iketani: No, I'm not OK.
    • In Episode 20, Madoka, an episode director, tells Hiraoka that the freelancers the latter hired will have to redo their scenes. This exchange then escalates into a heated argument about Hiraoka's bad work ethic and eventually, into a physical altercation.
      Hiraoka: Do you realize you're making this harder on yourself by giving excessive retakes? With the way you wrote it, people are going to quit.
      Madoka: Quitting is just fine. In fact, I wish they would.
  • The World Ends with You
    • In Episode 5, Joshua discusses his fascination with the Reaper's Game with Neku, who's offended.
      Neku: The UG's full of dead people fighting for their lives. You somehow find that charming?
      Joshua: I do.
    • Another happens near the end of the penultimate episode.
      Neku: Making everyone think alike? You think that is paradise?
      Kitaniji: It is indeed!"
    • At the very end, a flashback has Kitaniji ask the Composer about his plan to erase Shibuya.
      Kitaniji: You would erase something that still holds so many possibilities?
      Composer: Since its denizens have grown too dull and clouded to see that potential? Yes.
  • Gun Blaze West,
    • In Chapter 2, Viu does this after risking his life to try to get his gun belt back.
      Marcus: Charging at a horse is going too far, friend. You want to trade your life for your gun belt?
      Viu: Yeah!
      Marcus: Not "Yeah."
    • The ringmaster does this with his old partner.
      Ringmaster: Gualarripa, are you still hung up on a dream you can't fulfill?
      Gualarripa: Darn right! This time, I'm getting to Gun Blaze West for sure!
  • Yuri is My Job!: In Volume 8, Hime, believing that she'll only cause pain to Mitsuki if she stays close to her after rejecting Mitsuki's Love Confession, quits the salon. Hime then lies and says that she doesn't even like Mitsuki, prompting Mitsuki to call her a liar, and resulting in the following exchange.
    Hime: Do you still not get it?
    Mitsuki: I do not.
  • In Attack on Titan, an exchange like this comes up when a discussion between the Paradisians and their enemies the Marleyans about Eren's Rumbling, a plan to kill everyone outside of Paradis, devolves into both groups arguing about each other's misdeeds.
    Jean: We found a way to survive and now you're gonna call us devils for it?
    Magath: (takes a swig of alcohol) That's right. You're exactly what we always thought you were.
  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War:
    • In Chapter 182, after Ai Hayasaka tells Miyuki Shirogane about spying on Kaguya and having lied to him since they first met, the latter makes it clear that he's upset with her, but is still willing to help her.
      Hayasaka: Have I let you down?
      Shirogane: Of course you have. To be honest, I'm really angry.
    • Late in the series, Kaguya' brother Oko demands to know whether Masato Hayasaka (Ai's father) knows about the location of Oko and Kaguya's father Gan'an's secret cabin, which is the hiding place of the latter's will. Masato replies, "Of course I know where it is," but refuses to tell Oko.
  • Ayakashi Triangle: Reo isn't put off even slightly when Shirogane tries to shame her for smelling Matsuri's dirty clothes.
    Shirogane: An undeniable pervert!
    Reo: (drooling) Yes!♫

    Comic Books 
  • Bone:
    Phoney Bone: So a couple a' shady business deals went sour… is that any reason to run the most beloved Bone in Boneville out of town on a rail?
    Fone Bone: Yes.
  • In Chick Tracts, it's fairly common for people to ask whether a dead "unsaved" person has gone to hell, or whether they themselves will go to hell, and the answer is yes. The following is an exchange between star baseball player Frank Stone and his gardener Oscar after Frank learns that he's dying of cancer; keep in mind that Oscar got in trouble for mentioning his religion around Frank before.
    Frank Stone: I know you'll tell me the truth. Am I going to Hell?
    Oscar: Yes, but you don't have to.
  • Big Barda, in one Booster Gold comic:
    Barda: What is everyone making such a fuss about? It's just a dragon!
    Booster: "Just"? What? You think you can just stroll up to it and punch it in the mouth?
    Barda: Yes.
  • The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck: In "The Sharpie of the Culebra Cut", Scrooge McDuck tells his old friend President Teddy Roosevelt that he refuses to sell his mountain despite it being in the way of the Panama Canal's construction. He also knows Scrooge well enough that he really shouldn't have been surprised by the answer.
    Roosevelt: But will you halt the canal and hold up world progress just so you can dig for gold?
    Scrooge: Wow! That's a serious question. Let me think it through... yes!
  • From Over the Garden Wall: Soulful Symphonies:
    Beatrice: Wirt! I know you're only doing this to prove a point.
    Wirt: I am not.
    Beatrice: Yes, you are.
    Wirt: Fine. Yes, I am.
    • In the second issue:
    Greg: But it's always been [the Frog's] dream to be a star! Look into these pleading eyes! You're really gonna crush that dream?
    [Gross-Up Close-Up of the Frog's face]
    Mezz and Altimira: Yes.
  • In The Transformers: Monstrosity, Grimlock and Megatron have just been eaten by Trypticon, a mechanical city that turns into a Kaiju, in the middle of combat:
    Megatron: We've been swallowed by a titanic primordial horror and all you can think to do is fight me?
    Grimlock: Yup.
  • Wonder Woman (1987): A police officer sarcastically asks the Blind Seer Randu if he's blind or something when Randu nearly falls into a pit that Neron opened in the street. They recover quickly when Randu says yes, and don't even question it when he says he's psychic instead asking if he can shed some light on the situation with his mental abilities.

    Comic Strips 
  • In FoxTrot, at the end of the "Mortal Karnage" arc, Jason tells his mother that he's come to realize that video games are only a waste of his childhood, as a ploy to convince her that he's mature enough to have the Mortal Karnage cartridge back. As Andy prepares to give him a spanking for even trying this, the following exchange occurs.
    Jason: Can't blame me for trying that.
    Andy: Oh yes, I can.
  • In This Modern World, there's this exchange between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, who's portrayed as an orange Hulk like figure with the same mode of speech.
    Clinton: —And maybe he doesn't pay any taxes—
    Trump: That make Trump smart!
  • Inverted in Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin asks his dad what causes wind, and he says "Trees sneezing." Calvin asks if his dad means it, and his dad says, "No, but the truth is more complicated."

    Fan Works 
  • In Turnabout Storm, Phoenix Wright, already sick of getting trash-talked by the prosecution, pulls out this one:
    Trixie: What do you take me for, a fool!?
    Phoenix: Why, in fact, I do.
    Trixie: ...!
  • Emeth and Nocturne in Warriors of the World, because one prefers to tell the truth and the other doesn't have a brain-to-mouth filter.
  • In Perfection Is Overrated, when Mai asks Hitomi whether she thinks that using her Mind Control to kill innocent people and force others to commit terrible crimes is fun, she says yes, before launching into a long and detailed explanation as to why she thinks the experience is liberating for them.
  • In Frozen Hearts (Sakume), a Frozen fanfic, there's this exchange between Hans and his older brother Harald, whom he doesn't like very much.
    Harald: Hans, do you realize what you’ve done?
    Hans: I do.
    Harald: How could you do… I…
  • The Legend of Total Drama Island:
    • During a challenge, Geoff describes Courtney's attitude as "harshness." Courtney replies, "Yes, it is. What's your point?"
    • During another challenge, Beth thinks that Chris has killed Courtney. When the (seemingly) offended Chris asks whether Beth really thinks he would do something like that, the contestants reply, "Yes" in unison.
  • In System Restore, Togami gives this response regarding his attempt to let himself be executed in Hanamura's place.
    Togami: I suppose it was worth a shot.
    Koizumi: "Worth a shot…?" Is that all you can say?
    Togami: Yes, Koizumi, yes it is.
  • In Sight When Ichigo asks if everyone thinks he should really run Grimmjow through when the latter accidentally finds the Visored hide-out while he's unconscious and helpless, Kensei, Lisa, and Hiyori all respond with this trope.
  • In Imaginary Seas, this is Percy's response when Minerva grows exasperated with his Deadpan Snarker antics.
    Minerva: Are you always this impertinent?
    Percy: [almost smiling] Yes.
  • In Swinging Pendulum Asuka asks Ichigo if he really thinks that she can become a better fighter. Ichigo asks her if what he really thinks matters. Asuka bluntly and immediately tells him yes.
  • In Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox, during the Hawk gang's siege of the Konoha Town police station, Ibiki (one of the officers), asks gang leader Shiore if he thinks he can get away with shooting up the precinct. Shiore's answer is a flat yes.
  • Zangetsu asks if he's really that scary looking in The Snow Has Stopped The Rain, since he's basically a hollowfied clone of Ichigo. Rukia, Ichigo, and Shirayuki all answer "Yes" in unison.
  • Diamond in the Rough (Aladdin): Jafar takes shameless amusement at Iago's curse.
    Iago: You think this is funny, don't you?
    Jafar: Obviously, yes.
  • In Lucy's Unwanted House Guest!, found here, after Lisanna hires some underlings to beat Lucy up while disguised as Team Natsu, and then brainwashes Erza, Natsu and Gray into thinking they'd actually done it, Makarov confronts the three about their actions.
    Makarov: Team Natsu, Is this how you treat one of your team mates!?
    Natsu: Yes, that weak mage only hides behind her spirits and always complains about her rent, so we should teach her a lesson on how a weak mage should act with her superi-(Wendy slaps him).
  • In The Stalking Zuko Series, Katara talks with Pakku about his (and the Northern Water Tribe's) opposition to interracial marriages, something he thinks the South should adopt. Katara obviously opposes this, since she's secretly going out with Zuko, and her brother is in a relationship with Suki.
    Katara: Are you saying that their love doesn't count just because the two people involved are from different nations?
    Pakku: Of course it doesn't count! It is merely lust that is allowed to run rampant.
  • Towards the end of Windows of the Soul, Shizuru confesses her misdeeds during the Hime Carnival to her father, Shinri, who is angered to the point at which he slaps her. The following exchange contains a surprisingly heartwarming variant of this, as it shows Shizuru coming to terms with her actions and her feelings for Natsuki.
    Shinri: If you fell to such a degree, dying is fine, isn't it?
    Shizuru: I can't do that.
    Shinri: Is there anything to live for?
    Shizuru: Natsuki wouldn't forgive me if I died. So I will live. I'm not asking your permission.
    Shinri: Isn't that an unforgivable presumption? I've raised you, and yet you embody all things I despise, and your conceit is this, that the one you've most wronged would beg for your life?
    Shizuru: Yes. Because Natsuki loves me.
  • One Year:
    • Subverted when Yu asks his old friend Kaoru, who's finally achieved his goal of getting onto the basketball team but has to work hard to keep his spot, whether it's worth the effort. Kaoru's response, "It can be," is significantly less confident than Yu had expected.
    • Played straight when Kaoru, having done poorly on the first midterms and is in danger of being dropped from the team, asks if grades are really all that important. Kenji, who's one of the top students in his grade and (unlike Kaoru, believes you can accomplish almost anything if you try hard enough), says that grades are important, since you're a student first and an athlete second.
  • In The New Adventures of Invader Zim, this is Zim's response when Desmond Flapp angrily asks him if he thinks that the Children of the Bright and Shining Saucer are stupid.
  • In a fan Persona 3 titled, "How to NOT play Persona 3," which shows Minato failing to complete any of his Social Links, there are a few examples.
    • With Mitsuru (Empress).
      Mitsuru: ...if I told you I... can't stop thinking about this fellownote ... would that be wrong? [Beat] Hypothetically?
      Minato: Definitely.
    • With Yuko (Strength).
      Yuko: Do you think I eat too m—
      Minato: Definitely.
  • In Continuance, Souji's mother Izumi visits him on the way to see her brother and niece in Inaba. While Izumi says she simply wants to see family, Souji is suspicious of her suddenly changing after neglecting him for his entire childhood, and suspects that she's trying to meddle in his life.
    Izumi: Does it bother you that much that I'm going to visit them?
    Souji: Yes.
  • In Three-Point Shot, at the end of the first trial, the first culprit admits that Kaede was supposed to take the fall for the murder, which not only is what happened in canon, but was also part of the in-universe storyline. Horrified, Kaede then asks the culprit if they wanted her dead from the start, and gets the following response.
    "Of course! You're the perfect sacrifice to keep things interesting!"
    • The third killer tries to poison Kokichi's tea but ends up accidentally poisoning an innocent victim instead. Kokichi realizes that the killer could easily have ended up poisoning Shuichi (who also likes honey in his tea) by mistake, and when he asks whether the killer would have a problem with that, the killer says, "Not really."
  • In Boys Do Tankary, this exchange happens in Josh's backstory, after Vincent recruits him to do tankery.
    Josh: So your telling me that you tricked me into signing up for some kind of girls activity?
    Vincent: Yes, sergeant.
  • A non-verbal example happens in Of Blood and Steel. Erwin, having transferred to Raven's Peak, becomes commander of the team after making a deal with her rival Jackie- if Erwin loses a match or comes close to losing, Jackie gets to take over. After they lose against Salem High, Jackie reminds Erwin of the promise she made.
    "I did," Erwin begrudgingly admitted. "Why, are you really going to suggest you take over being captain of our team?" Jackie nodded and Erwin saw Sarah's face turn red.
  • In Lucky Star: After Story, Hachiro informs Tadao and Sojiro that he saw their daughters, Konata and Kagami (a lesbian couple in this fic), on the bridge, seemingly prepared to jump off as a result of their fathers threatening to disown them and fighting with each other over their being gay. When Miki asks if the girls were planning on killing themselves, Hachiro says yes.
  • In New Hope University: Major In Murder, Saya, the protagonist, meets Katy Thorson, the Ultimate Lesbian Romance Author. Saya learns that Katy's stories invariably end in tragedy, often with the deaths of the lesbians involved. Keep in mind that Katy herself is a lesbian.
    Saya: You don't want to... to show lesbians being normal and happy?
    Katy: No! I want to portray feelings. The aching and longing.
  • Origin of a Non-Hero is about Izuku's family of himself, Ochaco and their son Shikinori, falling apart due to Izuku's own hero career and desire to uphold Toshinori "All Might" Yagi's legacy as the Symbol of Peace. In the end, Izuku asks Toshinori if he failed his son, and Toshinori replies as follows.
    "...Yes. I'm sorry. I'm to blame for this too. I pulled you down this path. But... yes. You failed him."
  • Naru-Hina Chronicles: Hinata complains to Naruto about how the latter didn't seem to be putting much of a fight when dealing with Nanami. He asks her "What did you expect me to do... Hit her?", and she replies with this trope.
  • True Potential: When Anko is giving to her students some Training from Hell in Chapter 6:
    Shikamaru: You're a sadist... you know that?
    Anko: Yup.

    Films — Animated 
  • In How to Train Your Dragon, Hiccup does this to Astrid.
    Astrid: Hiccup, we just discovered the dragon's nest! The thing we've been after since Vikings first sailed here! And you want to keep it a secret? To protect your pet dragon? Are you serious?
    Hiccup: Yes.
    Astrid: Ok. Then, what do we do?
  • In The Incredibles, when Dash, Violet, and Helen are in the ocean after Syndrome shot down their plane, and Helen suggests swimming toward the ground-to-air missiles' contrails.
    Dash: You wanna go toward the people that tried to kill us?
    Helen: If it means land? Yes.
  • In Lilo & Stitch:
    Jumba: After all you put me through, you expect me to help you, just like that?! Just like that?!
    Stitch (nodding): Ih.
    Jumba: Fine!
    Pleakley: "Fine?" You're doing what he says?!
    Jumba: He is very persuasive.
    Pleakley: Persuasive?!
    • "Ih," even becomes one of Stitch's catchphrases throughout the franchise.
  • In The Lion King (1994):
    Banzai: What are we supposed to do, kill Mufasa?
    Scar: (Psychotic Smirk) Precisely.
  • This idiom-oblivious response from Wreck-It Ralph:
    Calhoun: Cy-Bugs are like a virus. They don’t know they’re in a game. All they know is eat, kill, multiply. Without a beacon to stop them, they’ll consume Sugar Rush. But do you think they’ll stop there?
    Felix: Yes!
    Calhoun: Wrong! Viruses do not stop! Once those Cy-Bugs finish off Sugar Rush, they’ll invade every other game until this arcade is nothing but a smoking husk of forgotten dreams.
    • Earlier during the villains meeting, Ralph asks if there's anything wrong with wanting a little more recognition for the role he plays in his game. The zombie, whose role in his game is even smaller than Ralph's, tells him "Yes."
  • Big Hero 6:
    Baymax: Are you trying to remove my healthcare chip?
    Hiro: Yes. Open!
  • From the A Bug's Life outtakes:
    Hopper: Are you saying that I'm stupid?
    Atta: (hysterically) YES! (breaks down into laughter)
    Hopper: (In despair, to director) This is the fifteenth take, I cannot take this anymore! I'll be in my trailer.
    Atta: (Trying to catch her breath) I need a break.
  • In Frozen, Kristoff reluctantly agrees to accompany Anna as she climbs the mountain to find her sister and end the winter, since he won't get a replacement for his sled if she dies, and the winter means that there isn't much demand for ice.
    Kristoff: So how exactly are you planning to stop this weather?
    Anna: Oh, I am gonna talk to my sister.
    Kristoff: That's your plan? My ice business is riding on you talking to your sister.
    Anna: Yup.
  • The Ethical Bug from Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, much like the character he's spoofing, believes that everyone has some good in them, and that nobody is evil to the core. Unfortunately, he was not prepared for the likes of "Big" Jack Horner.
    Ethical Bug: Y-Y-You're not gonna shoot a puppy, are you, Jack?
    Jack: Yeah. In the face. Why?
    • The Bug tries to turn this around on Jack later in the film, to much lesser success.
      Jack: But once I get my wish, I'll finally have the one thing that will make me happy!
      Cricket: Oh? Well, what's that?
      Jack: All of the magic in the world! For me! No one else gets any! Is that so much?
      Cricket: Yes!
      Jack: Agree to disagree!
  • In Robots, Madame Gasket consults with Ratchet about the mysterious robot (Rodney) who's been repairing outmodes, which is a threat to their evil plan.
    Madame Gasket: Someone's fixing them!
    Ratchet: What?
    Madame Gasket: Someone is repairing outmodes! And they are laughing at you!
    Ratchet: Who? And are you sure they're not laughing with me?
    Madame Gasket: Yes.
  • Shrek: Fiona does this several times, especially when lampshading the various fairy tale tropes.
    Shrek: Oh, you were expecting Prince Charming?
    Fiona: Well, yes, actually...
    • It would later turn out she meant this.
  • Shrek Forever After: Shrek has an argument with Fiona after going through stress over his current lifestyle.
    Shrek: Look, all I want is for things to go back to the way they used to be. Back when villagers were afraid of me, and I could take a mud bath in peace, when I could do what I wanted when I wanted to do it. Back when the world made sense.
    Fiona: You mean, back before you rescued me from the dragon's keep?
    Shrek: Exactly!
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie: When Bowser is forcing Princess Peach into marrying her on threat of destroying the Mushroom Kingdom, she stalls long enough to acquire a Power-Up and for all the Toad citizens to get to safety before her adamant and final refusal. Bowser is genuinely shocked that she rejects him though.
    Peach: You really thought I'd marry you?
    Bowser: Kinda...
  • In Turning Red, Mei begins her bargaining with Tyler with what she thinks is a large amount for him.
    Mei: I'll do it. But it'll cost you one... No. Two hundred bucks.
    Tyler: Okay.
  • From Zootopia, after Nick Wilde's stunt at the DMV ends up seriously delaying Judy Hopps' investigation:
    Judy: What is your problem?! Does seeing me fail somehow make you feel better about your own sad, miserable life?!
    Nick: It does, one hundred percent.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Django Unchained: King Shultz shoots a sheriff(who is actually a wanted criminal) dead. Before long, the building is surrounded by armed men, forcing Shultz to talk his way out of the situation.
    King Shultz: I trust, as a representative of the criminal justice system of the United States of America, I shan't be shot down in the street by either you or your deputies before I've had my day in court.
    Marshal Tatum: You mean like you did our sheriff? Shot 'em down like a dog in the street!
    King Schultz: Yes, that's exactly what I mean. Do I have your word as a lawman not to shoot me down like a dog in the street?
  • Saving Mr. Banks: The screenwriters suggest to P.L. Travers that Mrs. Banks be made a suffragette to explain why she's not with her children. When Travers demands indignantly if they're implying Mrs. Banks is a neglectful mother, they hem and haw, except for Bob who pointedly replies, "Yup!"
  • V for Vendetta: Eve observes on TV that her boss, a high-ranking party member, was murdered:
    Evey: I found my [ID Security] card was missing last night. V, have you something to do with it?
    V: Yes. I killed him.
    Evey: And are you going to kill more people?
    V: Yes.
  • Star Wars:
    • From The Empire Strikes Back:
      Obi-Wan: Patience, Luke…
      Luke: And sacrifice Han and Leia?
      Yoda: If you honor what they fight for? Yes.
  • In The Dark Knight, a mobster confronts The Joker about his prior theft from Gotham's organized crime community:
    Gambol: You think you can steal from us and just walk away?
    Joker: Yeah...
  • In Falling Down, Martin Prendergast finally confronts the man who snapped and went on a rampage in an attempt to get home, trying to make him face up to what he's become.
    Bill Foster: I'm the bad guy?
    Martin Prendergast: Yeah.
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel: This is Agatha's answer when an irritated Zero asks if M. Gustave is flirting with her (right in front of Zero, her prospective fiancee). Gustave brushes it off, telling him not to be jealous.
  • In Shattered Glass, Amy tries writing funnier stories to emulate rising star Stephen Glass. When Caitlin asks her if she really wants a bunch of editors blowing smoke up her ass, she gets a blunt yes in response.
  • In the Street Fighter movie:
    Bison: You dare to interfere?
    Ryu: …yeah.
  • In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, when Denethor speaks with his surviving son, Faramir.
    Faramir: You wish now that our places had been exchanged. That I had died and Boromir had lived.
    Denethor: Yes. I wish that.
  • In The Mummy:
    Dr. Bey: We are part of an ancient secret society. For over three thousand years we have guarded the City of the Dead. We are sworn at manhood to do any and all in our power to stop the High Priest Imhotep from being reborn into this world.
    Ardeth Bay: Now, because of you, we have failed.
    Evelyn: And you think this justifies the killing of innocent people?
    Dr. Bey: To stop this creature? Let me think...
    Ardeth and Dr. Bey: YES!
  • Used in this trailer for a movie called The Guardian (2006), during a conversation at a dinner table about a girl.
    Jake Fischer: You gotta make a move!
    Billy Hodge: I can't. I get nervous.
    Jake Fischer: You're tellin' me you can jump outta helicopters but you're afraid to go talk to a girl?
    Billy Hodge: Uh, pretty much, yeah.
  • In Serenity, as Mal and Jayne have yet another argument:
    Mal: You wanna run this ship?!
    Jayne: Yes.
    Mal: Well... you can't!
  • In the 2000 remake of Bedazzled, the Devil brings Elliot into Alison's bedroom with both of them are invisible, intangible, and Alison can't hear them. The Devil tells Elliot that Alison is in the bathroom. Naked.
    Elliot: You must think that I'm really perverted, don't you? That's what you think. You think I'm some sad, desperate, twisted, pathetic loser.
    The Devil: Yes.
    Elliot: Well, in that case, maybe I'll just take a quick look.
  • Happens in Tropic Thunder:
    Rick Peck: Let me get this straight. You want me to let my client of 15 years, one of my best friends, die in the jungle alone, for some money and a G5?
    Les Grossman: Yes.
    Rick Peck: A G5 airplane?
    Les Grossman: [whispering] Yes... and lots of money... playaaaa!
  • From Citizen Kane:
    Leland: Bernstein, am I a stuffed shirt? Am I a horse-faced hypocrite? Am I a New England school marm?
    Bernstein: Yes. If you thought I'd answer you any differently than what Mr. Kane tells you...
  • This gem from the Ocean's Eleven remake:
    Saul: I have a question: Say we get into the cage, and through the security doors there and down the elevator we can't move, and past the guards with the guns, and into the vault we can't open...
    Rusty: Without being seen by the cameras.
    Danny: Oh yeah, sorry, I forgot to mention that.
    Saul: Yeah well, say we do all that... uh... we're just supposed to walk out of there with a hundred and fifty million dollars in cash on us, without getting stopped?
    [everyone looks at Danny]
    Danny: Yeah.
    Saul: Oh. Okay.
  • Inverted in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels:
    Jamieson: Do you ever have a single thought that originates from above the waist?
    Benson: No!
  • In A Shot in the Dark:
    Clouseau: There is something... personal in this?
    Dreyfus: Yes. Deeply personal. I hate you. Every little bit of you. Now get out!
    Clouseau: You want me to leave?
  • In Bedknobs and Broomsticks:
    Charlie: (seeing a bottle marked "Poisoned Dragon's Liver") Poisoned Dragon's Liver?
    Miss Price: (matter-of-factly tone) Poisoned Dragon's Liver.
    Paul: You mean you poison the dragon or just the liver?
  • A nice example in A Hard Day's Night, made nicer since one gets the impression it's something George would actually say.
    Interviewer: Has success changed your life?
    George: Yes.
  • A hilarious example from True Lies, when Harry and Helen are waiting to be executed by the terrorists; Harry explains to her that he's been injected with sodium pentothal, making him incapable of lying.
    Helen: So how do we know if it's working?
    Harry: Ask me something I'd normally lie about.
    Helen: Are we going to die?
    Harry: Yyyyep!
    Helen: I'd say it's working.
  • In Thor: Loki has assumed the Throne and ordered Heimdall not to open the bifrost gate.
    Heimdall: You would defy the commands of Loki our King, break every oath you have taken as warriors, and commit treason to bring Thor back?
    Sif: Yes, but...
    Heimdall: Good. (Leaves, so they can open the gate themselves.)
  • In The Avengers (2012): Perhaps played with, since Loki considers it a painfully obvious answer.
    Loki: The humans slaughter each other in droves, while you idly fret! I mean to rule them, and why should I not?
    Thor: You think yourself above them?
    Loki: Well, yes.
    • Subverted in that Thor isn't fazed in the least:
      Thor: Then you miss the truth of ruling, brother. The throne would suit you ill.
  • Captain America: The First Avenger: This conversation where Steve is actually being considered to join the army after being turned down multiple times.
    Dr. Erskine: Do you want to kill Nazis?
    Steve: Is this a test?
    Dr. Erskine: Yes.
    • Inverted at the climax.
    • Also inverted at the start of the movie, where Steve attempts (yet again) to enlist:
      Man: Boy, a lot of guys getting killed over there. Kinda makes you think twice about enlisting, huh?
      Steve: Nope.
    • After Steve saves Bucky and the other prisoners from the 107th from the HYDRA camps, he puts together a team to take down the remaining HYDRA bases and goes to recruit some of the men he helped.
      Gabe Jones: We barely got out of there alive, and you want us to go back?
      Steve Rogers: Pretty much.
    • When Red Skull is showing off his shiny new toys to a bunch of SS officers, one of them notices that his map of targets includes Berlin. Red Skull's response to this is very matter of fact.
      SS Officer: Berlin is on this map!
      Red Skull: So it is.
  • Captain America: Civil War: Steve gives one to Tony asking him if he knew about the latter's parents being killed by a brainwashed Bucky. He does try to hedge a bit first, but Tony wants a straight answer.
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen:
    Berthold: Hang on. Hang on! It's all coming back. I've-I've been stuck here for over twenty years, ever since you were last here on the moon. You abandoned me here! You swine! You toddled off with that old queen of tarts and left me to rot in that parrot cage, didn't you? And now you come back here, just because it suits you, after wasting half my life and expect me to follow you to the ends of the earth!
    Baron: Yes.
    Berthold: Oh, all right.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: Will Turner accuses Jack Sparrow of planning to trade him to the pirates all along. Jack replies with a quick but very self-amused "Yeah." Although both their statements have a lot more subtext when seen with the film, which puts a new spin on this trope.
  • Gandhi:
    • During a negotiation with the British:
      British officer: You don't think we're just going to walk out of India?
      Gandhi: Yes. In the end, you will walk out.
    • Brigadier-General Dyer is questioned just as it was in Real Life by the Hunter Commission after having just performed the Amritsar Massacre:
      Sir Chimanlal Harilal Setalvad: General, had you been able to take in the armored car, would you have opened fire with the machine gun?
      General Dyer: I think, probably, yes.
      Sir Chimanlal Harilal Setalvad: In that case, the casualties would have been much higher?
      General Dyer: Yes.
  • Iron Man 3:
    Harley: So now you're just gonna leave me here, just like my dad?
    Tony: Yeah.
  • In Me, Myself & Irene, Irene is being held by the police who are going over her arrest record, revealing that she's been in jail for possession of marijuana.
    Irene: So I smoked some pot. What, is that illegal?
    Cop: [Stares at her] Uh-huh.
  • Unforgiven has one that's not done to a question, but still fits.
    Little Bill: I'll See You in Hell, William Munny.
    Munny: Yeah... [Boom, Headshot!]
  • Cinderella (2015): Lady Tremaine, when she blackmails the Duke to secure high positions for herself and her daughters.
    The Duke: Are you threatening me?
    Lady Tremaine: [smiling sweetly] Yes.
  • In The Master of Disguise Pistachio Disguisey (disguisd as British Terry Suave) first confronts Devlin Bowman.
    Devlin Bowman: I think it's time for you to go.
    Pistachio Disguisey: I think it's time for you to put a squeeze on your chat box.
    Devlin Bowman: What?
    Pistachio Disguisey: [making talking gesture with hand] This is what you're doing. [closes hand] This is what I want you to do. Any questions?
    Devlin Bowman: Did you just tell me to shut up?!
    Pistachio Disguisey: Yes. You catch on straight away!
  • In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, when Superman and Lex confront each other.
    Superman: You think I'll fight him for you?
    Lex: Hmm, yes I do.
  • In The Santa Clause, Neal tries to logically convince Charlie that Santa Claus doesn't exist, after Charlie has already gone Saving Christmas in the first act of the movie.
    Neal: What about...the reindeer? Have you ever seen a reindeer fly?
    Charlie: Yes.
    ' (annoyed) Well, I haven't.
  • In Kingdom of Heaven, before the Siege of Jerusalem, Balian quickly knights all the men-at-arms within the walls of the city, upsetting the Bishop.
    Bishop, Patriarch of Jerusalem: Who do you think you are? Will you alter the world? Does making a man a knight make him a better fighter?
    (Camera pans to show the assembled men, all displaying a newfound sense of pride and determination.)
    Balian: Yes.
  • Venom (2018): It turns out that a certain symbiote has a knack for this.
    Eddie: Are you gonna eat anyone else?
    Venom: Most likely.
  • In John Wick, the eponymous character confronts a so-called priest whose church is a front where Viggo doesn't just keep his money, but also valuable blackmail material that gives Viggo leverage over New York City.
    Priest: Do you think you can scare me into opening this gate?
    John Wick: Yes, I do. Open it.
  • In Jojo Rabbit Jojo asks his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler if he looks ugly now that his face is scarred, and gets this as a response.
  • A Knight's Tale: Jocelyn demands that William prove his love for her by deliberately losing his next joust instead of the usual "win in your name." He complies and gets mildly injured in the process. When she comes to see him that evening he doesn't try to hide his irritation about the whole incident.
    Jocelyn: Oh, William. This pain is my doing.
    William: Yes, it is.
  • In The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) Klaatu gives the negative:
    Klaatu: This planet is dying. Humans are killing it.
    Helen Benson: So you've come here to help us?
    Klaatu: No.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Ned has learned the secret that Jon Arryn uncovered before his death- that the father of Cersei's three children is her brother Jaime, rather than her husband, Robert, meaning that they are not the rightful heirs to the throne. He then meets with Cersei, who brings up how her brother wouldn't stand for Robert hitting her.
    Ned: Your brother? Or your lover?
    Cersei: Both. Since we were children together.
  • Harry Potter:
    Harry: So... so does that mean that... that one of us has got to kill the other one... in the end?
    Dumbledore: Yes.
  • In the short story "Shadows for Silence", by Brandon Sanderson, this is The Hero's response to her daughter:
    William Ann: We're going to kill them, aren't we?
    Shadow: Yes.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea series:
    • In the novella "The Finder":
      Rush: Are you fetching and carrying for witches now?
      Tern: Yes, and I will till she dies. And then I'll take her daughter to Roke. And if you want to read the Book of Names, you can come with us.
    • In the short story "Dragonfly":
      The Patterner: We are four against him.
      The Herbal: They are five against us.
      The Namer: Has it come to this, that we stand at the edge of the forest Segoy planted and talk of how to destroy one another?
      The Patterner: Yes. What goes too long unchanged destroys itself.
  • A variation in Black Legion - when Abaddon asks why they're aboard Vengeful Spirit, Lheorvine flat out admits that they're going to steal it.
  • In Leonard Maltin's movie guide, his capsule review for the 1948 comedy Isn't It Romantic? is simply " No," earning him a world record for shortest movie review.
  • Warrior Cats:
    Firestar: Has it been worth it, Tigerstar? All the hate? All the death?
    Tigerstar: Every moment.
  • In the Southern Vampire Mysteries, Eric asks Sookie if she's a natural blonde. His reply to "Wouldn't you like to know?" is "Yes."
  • Words of Radiance (second book of The Stormlight Archive): Kaladin's answer when Elhokar asks if he's a bad king. Wit gives the same when Dalinar asks if he's a tyrant, though he contextualizes that being a tyrant under the present circumstances is necessary.
  • Carry On: Rather than being blatantly dark or ominous like most of the examples of this trope, this is a case of it being about being emotionally honest with one's Sugar-and-Ice Personality almost-boyfriend.
    Simon: I thought you'd be happy that I came back.
    Baz: [snearing] Why? So we can tumble around and kiss and pretend to be happy boyfriends?
    Simon: [shakes his head, then rolls his eyes mightily] Yeah… I guess so. Yes. Let's do that, okay?
  • Wes Janson pulls this on Wedge in the Wraith Squadron novels, when Wedge laments both his squadron's general quirkiness and their high casualty rates.
    Wedge: I'm leading children, Wes, and I'm getting them killed.
    Wes: That's true.
    Wedge: What did you say?
    Wes: It's true. Wedge, you asked for misfits. You had to know that even with the ones who made the grade, they were going to take losses that were heavier than in a normal unit.
  • In the first book of the A Fox's Tale series, during the argument between Ember's father, Cane, and the sheriff, the latter mentions that the bandits and hunters (the people Cane is fighting against) are important to the local economy.
    Cane: You're saying the town is against me?
    Seamus: Yes, it is.
  • Gods and Warriors: When Pirra confronts Hylas in the first book about his intention of leaving her stranded on the Island of the Fin People while he sails off in the raft they just built together, he admits it with a simple yes, leading her to lampshade this trope in outrage.
    Pirra: It's true, isn't it?
    Hylas: Yes.
    Pirra: Yes? Is that all you can say?
    Hylas: Yes.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In 24, season 1 has a very blunt example:
    Jack Bauer: When does your suffering end, Victor? After you've killed me and Senator Palmer and all the thousands of enemies you have?
    Victor Drazen: Yes. Simple, is it not?
  • In an episode of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Holmes criticizes Watson's approach to a particular case, stating that he's done "remarkably badly" (by Holmes's own impossible standards, anyway). This exchange follows:
    Watson: Holmes. Did I really do remarkably badly?
    Holmes: [Beat, and then as if it's obvious] Yes.
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:
    • May interrogating a Rising Tide hacker:
      Hacker: So, what, you're just going to destroy all my stuff?
      May: Yes.
    • In "The Patriot", Fitz hears about Simmons playing Torture Technician while interrogating a Hydra agent:
      Fitz: Is it weird that I found that attractive?
      Simmons(smiling): Yes.
  • From Arrested Development, Michael is suspicious about the fact that ex-convict T-Bone, a convicted flamernote  and former cell-mate of his father, George Sr., is given a job at the family company right after a storage unit full of evidence incriminating George Sr. is burned down.
    The Narrator: [Michael] still had some unanswered questions, so he did a little detective work.
    Michael: Did you burn down the storage unit?
    T-Bone: Oh, most definitely!
  • Austin & Ally: Trish often gives Dez a blunt "yes" whenever she's annoyed by him.
  • Babylon 5: In one episode, an Earth Force cruiser arrives after the Great Machine is discovered on the planet Epsilon III (which Babylon 5 orbits). Unfortunately, the machine is unstable and will explode if anyone tries to land—likely taking the station (and the quarter-million people living there) with it. When the captain of the cruiser insists upon attempting a landing despite the warnings of Sinclair and Varn, he makes a flippant remark:
    Pierce: What are you going to do, shoot us down?
    Sinclair: If that's what's required to protect this station, yes.
  • This happens a few times in Blackadder:
    • In "The Queen of Spain's Beard" in The Black Adder, a messenger replies "yes" to the King's absurdly detailed guess as to what has happened:
      King: Have the Swiss and French made sudden peace with each other at a mountain-pass rendez-vous, then forged a clandestine alliance with Spain, thus leaving us without friends in Europe, unless by chance we make an immediate pact with Hungary?
      Messenger: (Checks scroll) Yes.
    • In "Money" in Blackadder II, Blackadder replies "yes" to the outrageous reality of the privies in the house he is selling.
      Mrs Pants: You mean you crap out of the window?
      Blackadder: Yes.
    • In "Corporal Punishment" in Blackadder Goes Forth, Edmund is being court-martialed for disobeying orders (and, more importantly, shooting his mad general's pet messenger pigeon). Unfortunately he ends up with George as his lawyer, who calls Captain Darling as a witness for the defence, despite the fact that Darling not only despises Blackadder, he's also prosecuting. It doesn't go well.
      George: Tell me, leaving aside the incident in question, would you think of Captain Blackadder as the sort of man who would usually ignore orders?
      Darling: Yes, I would.
      George: Ah... um... are you sure? I was rather banking on you saying "no" there.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
    Doug Judy: Is it a crime to steal bread to feed or family? Or to sell weed to buy videogames? Or to steal videogames because you smoked all that weed?
    Captain Holt: Yes. All of those are crimes.
    Judy: Damn. Even the bread?
    Holt: Especially the bread.
  • From Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Cordelia and Buffy are competing for the title of homecoming queen:
    Buffy: You're paying people for votes?
    Cordelia: Is that any more tacky than your oh-I'm-so-soulful-and-vulnerable headshots?
    Buffy: ...Yes.
  • Cheers. In "Diane Meets Mom" Diane is shocked after Frasier's mom (played by Nancy Marchand) threatens to murder her if she doesn't break it off with Frasier. She goes to Sam for advice.
    Diane: Sam, I have to ask you a question. Promise me you won't make a joke out of it.
    Sam: Yeah, I promise. what's up?
    Diane: Do you think I'm crazy?
    Sam: Yes.
    Diane: Ha! ha! Now that we've gotten the joke over, will you please help me? This is a strange question, but it's important. Do you think I'm crazy?
    Sam: Yes.
    Diane: You're incapable of a rational conversation, only flip remarks.
    Sam: Wait a minute. Do you mean are you crazy, like seriously unbalanced, like losing your grasp on reality?
    Diane: Yes.
    Sam: Oh, well, then yes.
  • On Community, when Britta asks Jeff if her name was recently made into a verb with negative connotationsnote :
    Jeff: ...yes.
  • Jon Stewart's appearance on Crossfire.
    Tucker Carlson: You have John Kerry on your show, and you sniff his throne, and you’re accusing us of partisan hackery?
    Stewart: Absolutely.
  • Doctor Who:
    • "The Long Game": The Ninth Doctor does this twice to the Editor of the news station Satellite 5.
      Rose: So all the people on Earth are like slaves?
      The Editor: Well, now, there's an interesting point. Is a slave a slave if he doesn't know he's enslaved?
      The Doctor: Yes.
      The Editor: Oh! I was hoping for a philosophical debate. Is that all I'm going to get? "Yes"?
      The Doctor: Yes.
    • "The Next Doctor":
      Miss Hartigan: Have you no pity?!
      Cyberman: Correct.
  • Firefly has this exchange after Mal and Zoe's old war buddy Tracy has taken Kaylee hostage at gunpoint, wrongly thinking the crew intend to turn him over to the law:
    Tracy: Do you think I'm stupid?!
    Mal: In every way possible.
  • Friends: After Ross screws up his wedding to Emily by saying "Rachel" during his vows the reception becomes incredibly awkward.
    Ross's Mother: Jack, is it all our fault? Were we bad parents?
    Emily's Father: (walking past) Yes!
  • From Fringe Agent Jessup asks about Dr. Bishop.
    Jessup: Is he insane?
    Peter Bishop: Oh, yeah.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • This is the High Sparrow's response when Olenna incredulously asks if he really intends to punish Loras for merely "shagging some perfumed ponce" and Margaery for lying to defend her brother.
    • When Myranda demands to know if Ramsay thinks Sansa is pretty, Ramsay replies, "Yes, I'm not blind."
  • On the British quiz show Have I Got News for You they touched on the subject of Goldman-Sachs selling sub-prime mortgages, with panelist Ian saying some rather... uncharitable things about Goldman-Sachs, prompting this exchange:
    Jeremy Clarkson: Frankly I can't see any of this making it into the finished program.
    Ian: Are you worried about libel?
    Jeremy Clarkson: Yes.
  • After Jonathan Creek spells it out to Kenny Stuckin that he's gotten himself mixed up with the white slave trade:
    Kenny: Yeah, right. Do you take me for a complete imbecile?
    Jonathan: Yes!
  • Kitchen Nightmares: Amy's Baking Company had this lovely exchange, about a server who simply asked for a table verification:
    Gordon: But the way you screamed at that young girl (Katy) last night —
    Amy: (loudly and abruptly) Would you let anybody come into your restaurant in your kitchen and speak to you the way that that kid spoke to me last night, would you?
    Gordon: Yeah.
  • An interview on The Late Show with David Letterman led to some really amusing inversions; Johnny Depp was on the show to promote Public Enemies and when asked how he thought the film came out, he admitted he hadn't watched it. After some pressing he shyly explained he very rarely watches his own films, and shot down any recommendations with a series of Blunt Nos.
    Letterman: But aren't you a little curious to just get a glimpse of yourself?
    Depp: Not remotely, no.
    Letterman: Is that right?
    Depp: Truly. Honestly.
    Letterman: But along the way when you're making a film... And say it's complicated, like some of these pirate movies were shot consecutively. Not even consecutively, but simultaneously. Aren't you a little curious about how the work looks, that you're doing?
    Depp: No.
  • Mimpi Metropolitan: This is Alan and Prima's answer when Bambang asks whether they think all the drama in his life revolves around Melani. Bambang sheepishly admits it after that.
  • The Muppet Show: Kermit explains the origins of the term "gopher" to Elton John:
    Kermit: A "gopher" is someone you have around to gopher coffee. Isn't that interesting?
    Elton: No.
  • My Family: During the episode "Shrink Rap", Ben Harper is asked if he intends to contribute to the discussion, or if he's going to sit there carpingnote .
    Ben: I'm going to sit here carping. I come from a long line of carpers; it's where the name "Harper" originated.
  • On New Girl, Schmidt's starting to notice that CeCe doesn't want to be seen with him:
    CeCe: Come on, stop being such a big baby.
    Schmidt: Oh my— ...are you ashamed of me?!
    CeCe: Yes. Absolutely, I am 100 percent ashamed of you.
  • In Nuremberg, when discussing the trial.
    Nikitchenko: You would allow a man such as Ernst Kaltenbrunner, responsible for the Gestapo, concentration camps, for killing millions of innocent people, to stand before a court of law and declare himself not guilty?
    Jackson: That is precisely what we would allow.
  • Odd Squad:
    • At the end of "Agent Obfusco":
      Otto: By the way, is it weird that I miss pink pudding?
      Olive: Yes.
    • In "Sample of New York" when Polka Dot Pete starts talking about his personal life.
      Polka Dot Pete: Feel like I'm giving you more information than you need.
      Omar/Orla: Yup/yes.
    • In "Running on Empty", when Omar invites Oswald to play Two Truths and a Lie with him and explains the rules, Oswald confirms if Omar wants him to lie to his partner. Omar bluntly replies "Yes."
    • From "Raising the Bar", as O'Wow is talking about pie charts:
      Omar: Please tell me the pie's filled with apple.
      O'Wow: No.
      [Omar's face falls]
    • In "Train of Thoughts", Oswald is attempting to solve the mystery of train cars filling up with random objects by using a number line. He asks if anyone sees a pattern within the number line, and Omar, Orla and the train's conductor all answer with a unisonant "no."
    • From "Teach a Man to Ice Fish":
      Big O: I'm sending you to the Arctic.
      Opal: Wait. The Arctic like where-Omar-and-I-used-to-work the Arctic?
      Big O: Yes. That Arctic.
    • In "End of the Road", Oswald translates Orson's explanation of how the ice cream surveillance truck only understands coordinates. This earns him confused reactions from his teammates, which he responds to with:
      Oswald: Am I the only one who understands baby talk?
      Omar and Orla: Yes.
  • When Pam in The Office says that she's getting better as a salesman and doubled her number of clients, Andy fires back, "What, from two to four?" In her talking-head interview, Pam answers him: "Yup."
  • In "Ja'loja" from The Orville, Claire asks Isaac if he thinks she's a bad parent.
    Isaac: (immediately) Yes.
  • Real Time with Bill Maher involved Bill mimicking sarcastic anti-government questions before answering them with a Blunt "Yes".
    Bill: I mean, how stupid is it when people say "oh that's what we need, the federal government telling Detroit how to make cars, or Wells Fargo how to run a bank, you want them to look like the post office?"
    Bill: Yeah. I mean, a place that take a little note from my hand from LA on Monday, to give it to my sister in New Jersey on Wednesday, for 42 cents? Well let me be the first to say that I would be THRILLED if America's healthcare system was anywhere near as functional as the post office.
  • A rare humorous (and silent) version in Red Dwarf, where the android Kryten doesn't quite share the views of his fleshy crewmates:
    Kryten: Sir, I beg you to reconsider, if not for your sanity. You haven't even considered the moral implications of your decision. You will be joining a society where you will be compelled to have sex with beautiful, brilliant women twice daily on demand. Now, am I really the only one here who finds that just a little bit tacky? (He pauses; Lister and the Cat's mouths are hanging open.) Well, quite clearly, I am.
  • From The Sarah Jane Adventures: "Revenge of the Slitheen".
    Sarah: Are you threatening me?
    Janine: Yes.
  • In the Saturday Night Live skit "Jimmy Tango's Fat Busters", "Jimmy Tango" promotes his own superfast weightloss method, addresses an obvious question when he puts forward his a vibrating heat-bead suit and "unbelievable amounts of crystal meth" by saying himself, "Isn't crystal meth illegal? You bet!" Then, after a brief aside to staying ahead of the law:
    Tango: Fatties — here's my promise! Wear my vibrating heat beads, while blasting down handfuls of crystal meth, and you’ll drop weight so fast you'll lose your miiind! Any questions? You! [points to audience member]
    Audience Member: Jimmy, I like what I hear, but even though I’m not a doctor, it sounds unhealthy. Does the kind of dramatic weight loss you describe have any side effects?
    Jimmy Tango: [throws a few punches at air] You betcha!
    • What follows is half a minute of half a minute of side effects and emotional pain set to unstable smiling.
  • Sherlock: This is Sherlock's response when John finds out his wife was an assassin.
    • Also, from "A Study in Pink":
      John: Do people usually assume you're the killer?
      Sherlock: Now and then, yes.
  • Stargate SG-1:
    • Jack O'Neill seems particularly fond of this trope.
      Ba'al: You dare mock me?
      Jack: Ba'al, come on. You should know. OF COURSE I dare mock you.
    • An earlier villain:
      Heru'ur: You dare challenge me?
      Jack: Was thinking about it. [throws knife through Heru'ur's hand]
    • And, occasionally, to teammates:
      Jonas: Was it really necessary to further antagonize him?
      Jack: ... Yes.
    • Samantha Carter pulls one of these in the very first episode, when O'Neill and Kawalsky express skepticism that she really understands what it's like to go through a Stargate.
      Kawalsky: I think what the Colonel is saying is... have you ever pulled out of a simulated bombing run in an F-16 at 8-plus Gs?
      Carter: Yes.
      Kawalsky: Well... it's way worse than that.
  • In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, when Sisko blackmails Garak into participating in a rescue mission:
    Garek: This is extortion!
    Sisko: Hm. (considers for a moment) Yes, it is.
    • In another episode, Sisko suspects that a ship was blown up by the Romulan Empire. Garak suggests he confront them directly, but Sisko remarks bitterly than he doesn't expect the notoriously secretive and untrustworthy Romulans to be forthcoming. Cut to:
      Romulan: Yes, we destroyed the Flaxian's ship.
  • Voyagers!, "Merry Christmas, Bogg": While trying to explain to Jeffrey why he's attempting to leave him with his great-grandparents, Bogg says that the life they can give him is better for a kid than a Voyager's life. Jeffrey asks if he's ever been heard to complain, to which Bogg replies that he has, multiple times.
  • The Walking Dead (2010): This is Carol's reply when Rick asks her outright if she's the one who murdered Karen and David.
  • In The West Wing, this exchange happens between Leo and his soon-to-be ex-wife Jenny, over Leo's devotion to his job as Bartlett's chief of staff. Jenny doesn't take Leo's answer well and ends up leaving him.
    Leo: This is the most important thing I'll ever do, Jenny. I have to do it well.
    Jenny: It's not more important than your marriage.
    Leo: ...It is more important than my marriage, right now. These few years while I'm doing this, yes, it's more important than my marriage.
    • 2 more simple examples come courtesy of Bernard Thatch, after he gives a scathing review of a painting hanging in the White House.
    Bernard: The President, on a visit to the National Gallery, and possessing even less taste in fine art that you have in accessories, announced that he liked the painting. The French government offered it as a gift to the White House, I suppose in retribution for Euro Disney, so here it hangs. Like a gym sock on a shower rod.
    CJ: You're a snob.
    Bernard: Yes.
    • and
    CJ: You see, you try very hard to be mean, but then you see that being nice is better.
    Bernard: You're a freakishly tall woman.
    CJ: So that moment's over?
    Bernard: Yes.
  • In The Wonder Years, Kevin confronts his (justifiably) pissed off ex-girlfriend about her telling everyone at school what he said about them while they were dating, making everyone hate him.
    Kevin: What do you want me to say? Does it make you feel better making my life miserable?
    Becky: Yes. It does.

  • The Magnus Archives: When an incarnation of the Flesh looks at Martin and sneers, "Who's this? Your boyfriend?", the Archivist's repsonse is an unperturbed, "Yes, actually."

  • A New Brain: In Roger Has Arrived, Gordon receives a deserved simultaneous one from his mother, boyfriend, and best friend during a neurotic moment in the hospital.
    Gordo: Who will I be?
    Mimi: You'll still be you...
    Gordo: Am I insane?
    Mimi, Roger, and Rhoda: Yes

    Video Games 
  • In a City of Heroes vigilante-to-villain tip mission, you try to convince Flambeaux that her boyfriend's not who she thinks he is...
    Flambeaux: What do you think I am, stupid?
    You: Yes. Quite.
  • The protagonist of Double Homework can give one of these to Tamara when she suspects him of kissing Morgan and questions him about it.
  • Tales of the Abyss:
  • Mass Effect:
    • Mass Effect:
      • One of the elevator conversations between Wrex and Tali has this:
        Tali: Do Krogan size up everyone for a fight, even friends and allies?
        Wrex: (in a tone that sounds surprised that anyone wouldn't) Yes.
      • If you choose to call the Council and hang up on them twice:
        Asari Councilor: Commander. Is this some kind of game? Are you calling in a report just so you can cut us off again?
        Shepard: You know it.
    • Inverted in Mass Effect 2 during the Shadow Broker DLC. You can stumble across a lengthy email from a sergeant to Admiral Hackett regarding permission for Shepard, who is currently working for Cerberus, to lose their Alliance rank and be arrested for working for a terrorist organization. Hackett's reply is a simple "Permission denied."
    • Mass Effect: Andromeda: Seems to be common among krogan, given this conversation:
      Drack: What's with the smudge around your eyes, Peebee? Trying to be some kind of superhero?
      Peebee: What's with all the bones? You trying to be some kind of supervillain?
      Drack: Yes.
  • In Wing Commander 2, Commander Khasra delivers one to Crown Prince Thrakhath after disapproving of the prince's reckless orders.
    Thrakhath You… question my orders, Khasra?
    Khasra: Yes! And I question why you are still in command of our battle fleet!
  • This trope is the solution to a puzzle in Colossal Cave Adventure.
  • Kayin, creator of I Wanna Be the Guy, steps into this in the FAQ:
    Q. You're a bastard.
    A. Yes.
  • In Halo 4, Mission 6, when the Chief & Cortana need to get to the Big Bad's escaping vessel:
    Master Chief: Track those Liches. We can go across them to get to the Didact's ship.
    Cortana: Wait... Across them?
    Master Chief: Yes.
  • In Fire Emblem: Awakening, this is Sully's idea of a Love Confession to Virion:
    Virion: Delving into the character of your future husband before you wed him? Heh heh...
    Sully: Yep.
    Virion: Because frankly, I don't see wh—WHAT?!
    • This also happens in the Female Avatar's support with Lucina if the two are not mother and daughter. In the B rank event, Robin gets tired of Lucina's refusal to believe that Robin and Chrom are merely friends.
      Lucina: Are you insinuating I'm naïve?
      Robin: Oh, I'm not insinuating anything. I'm flat out saying it. You're acting like a silly, jealous child.
    • In Chapter 21, Chrom, Lucina and Robin reluctantly agree to meet with Validar, who has the one remaining gemstone for the Fire Emblem (or at least knows where it is). When Chrom asks about the gemstone, this exchange follows, which results in Validar springing the trap.
      Validar: The Gemstones and the Fire Emblem can be... treacherous artifacts. A fact Plegia and the Grimleal sadly know all too well.
      Lucina: "Sadly?" You speak ill of when the first exalt used them against the fell dragon?
      Validar: Yes I do, intruder!
    • In Robin and Tharja's C support, this exchange sets the tone for their relationship.
      Robin: You mean to tell me you've been following me every single day since we met?
      Tharja: ...Yes.
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses:
    • In Mercedes and Lorenz's B support, when Mercedes asks Lorenz if he thinks his duty as a noble is more important than his feelings, he says, "Naturally."
    • In Catherine and Shamir's C support, they reminisce about how they first met, such as how Shamir only gave Catherine her name, and Catherine concluded Shamir wouldn't be easy to get along with.
      Shamir: Now that's funny. I remember thinking you were just another knight who loved the sound of her own voice. You know, the type who's all talk, but useless in battle.
      Catherine: Well, that's a bit harsh. Did you really think that?
      Shamir: Yes.
    • In Dedue and Felix's C support, Felix asks Dedue a series of questions about how deep his loyalty to Dimitri runs and is disgusted by the answers.
      Felix: Tell me. Would you give your life for him?
      Dedue: Yes.
      Felix: And what if he commanded you to join him in a senseless massacre?
      Dedue: I would do it.
      Felix: Even a massacre of children, or the elderly, or your own comrades?
      Dedue: Without hesitation.
    • If you pair Ferdinand and Edelgard up for a task when they have a C support, they have the following exchange.
      Edelgard: Our professor is certainly adventurous, but I wonder what the point was of putting us on the same team...
      Ferdinand: What? You think teaming up with me is a bad idea?
      Edelgard: Yes. Results or no results, this is far from a great idea.
  • In Fire Emblem Heroes, this exchange happens between Reginn and her brother Ótr in Book 5.
    Reginn: Brother, I— I can't do it anymore. I can't keep on invading country after country while our people suffer! And the two of you...I can't stand it anymore! I want my brothers back. Please, Brother...
    Ótr: Please?! You ask me to join forces with our enemy and war against the mighty Niðavellir?
    Reginn: ...Yes! That's exactly right! He can't be allowed to continue inflicting pain on the world. I swear I'll stop him... Even if it kills me!
  • In Yahtzee Croshaw's Adventure Game, The Trials of Odysseus Kent, the game opens as the titular character has been guided to a plot of land by his Treasure Map, he then takes out a shovel and prepares to dig, when a vicar appears and asks him if he is planning to dig on the plot. On of the possible answers reads thus:
    Odysseus Kent: Yes. Now piss off.
    Vicar: At least you're honest.
  • Danganronpa:
    • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc:
      • During the fourth trial, evidence arises that implicates Toko in the murdernote . After loudly and fiercely denying it for several minutes, this exchange occurs:
        Toko: N-no! I swear, there's no w-way!
        Byakuya: Out with it.
        Toko: I p-probably did kill her.
      • After the third culprit is convicted, the person in question is asked whether they'd planned to kill their accomplice all along, to which they say "...But of course." quite unapologetically.
    • In Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, this exchange happens when discussing the first murder, which took place in the big lodge during a party that everyone besides Fuyuhiko attended.
      Fuyuhiko: Didn't [the victim] get killed in the dining hall, huh? Then everyone there is a fuckin' suspect.
      Mahiru: Yeah, yeah. What you're really trying to say is that you're not the killer, right?
      Fuyuhiko: No shit... You guys went off on your own and started killing each other. This has nothing to do with me...
  • Legacy of the Void: After Alarak has just asked for the heroes' help with rising to power in his Renegade Splinter Faction in exchange for his help against the Big Bad, after said faction has been opposing them the entire game:
    Vorazun: You think us fools?
    Alarak: Yes. But that is irrelevant.
  • Persona:
    • Persona 4:
      • You have the option to do this many times at varying points with multiple dialogue choices, with varying results. For example, when you get a job at night, you have to ask your uncle, Ryotaro Dojima, for permission, even though he's against you wandering around at night. This leads to the following exchange, and the dialogue option shown convinces Dojima to give in and let you go.
        Dojima: Hey, I'm your guardian. Do you think I'm going to let you do something like this?
        MC: You should.
      • During the drama club version of the Sun social link, you follow Yumi to the hospital after she gets a call informing her that her mother collapsed. You then witness her confront her mother, who matter-of-factly admits that she lied to Yumi, and wanted Yumi to come to see her dying father, even though he'd abandoned the family. After the conversation ends, Yumi demands to know whether you were listening, at which point you can say, "Yeah, I heard," or "What are you talking about?"
      • Midway through Yukiko's Social Link, she grouses that she wishes her mother had agreed to an interview with a "news of the weird" TV show that would end up hurting the inn's reputation, since if it shuts down, she won't feel bad about her plans to leave Inaba. You can ask her if she's serious, and she says, "I'm serious." It's later implied, however, that Yukiko privately doubts her decision to leave and only wants that to happen so that she'll have no other choice; after coming to realize what the inn means to her, she changes her mind and decides to stay.
      • When the Investigation Team talks about who would possibly want them dead, Kanji, the second person that the heroes saved, says that a lot of people hate him. He then asks Yukiko, the first person to be rescued from the TV, if she knows of anyone that wants her dead, and she flatly says no.
    • In Persona 4: Arena, Yosuke gets two in rapid succession from his Shadow, when Yosuke asks if his own desire to be a hero inadvertently caused the tournament.
    • In Persona 5, you can make dialogue choices like this, even toward the Creepy Twins who act as prison guards in the Velvet Room.
      Caroline: Hey, are you laughing at us!?
      Phantom: I sure am.
      • Midway through June, Makoto, who's found proof that the protagonist and his friends are the Phantom Thieves but doesn't know everything about how they operate, makes a deal with them- if they help her take down a mob boss who's extorting Shujin Academy students, she won't report them to the police. The Thieves uncover the mob boss's identity, but are unable to enter his Palace, thus preventing them from stealing his heart. When Makoto checks up on them, they accuse her of being useless (the worst possible timing for that, considering Makoto's sister called her that the previous night).
        Makoto: (I'm) Useless?
        Yusuke: To be frank, yes.
      • Several Mementos targets' Shadows will ask if they're terrible people after being defeated. You can say yes.
  • In Kingdom Hearts II, a serious example happens when Ansem asks why Xemnas betrayed him.
    Ansem: You erased me from the world, only to take my name and continue research better left forgotten... Is this the answer you've been looking for?
    Xemnas: All that and more. I'm carrying on what you yourself began, and I'm creating a brand new world, one heart at a time.
  • In Disgaea 5, one of the questions you can ask regarding the Interrogation Room is if it's really okay (i.e. ethical). The NPC in charge simply says "Yes."
  • Leisure Suit Larry 2: Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places): When Larry decides to crawl under chains on his ship, he wonders whether he isn't hundreds of miles from shore. The narrator responds with "Yes!" and then it's game over.
  • In Jak and Daxter, Samos and Daxter share a moment shortly after Daxter's transformation into a large orange rodent:
    Daxter: Are you gonna keep yappin', or are you gonna get me outta this mess?!
    Samos: I'm going to keep yapping! Because in my considered opinion, the change is an improvement!
  • Appears as a dialogue choice at one point in Shadowrun Returns:
    Are you high?!
    Yes, but that's beside the point.
  • In Octopath Traveler, during Alfyn's Chapter 3, he meets Ogen, a fellow apothecary who refuses to heal Miguel, having realized that the man is a thief. Alfyn initially dismisses Ogen as a "sham," but after seeing his skill in action, he speaks to him and questions him about his decision to abandon Miguel.
    Alfyn: 'Cause someone's a thief, that means you leave them to die?
    Ogen: (nods) I said it once, and I'll say it again. Some lives are worth saving... others, not so much.
  • Shinrai: Broken Beyond Despair:
    • Raiko does this when telling Rie that her choice of a zombie costume isn't the best idea for winning Taiko's heart.
      Rie: Is it really that bad?
      Raiko: Yes.
      Rie: Well, that was kinda blunt. But at least you're being honest.
    • Taiko gets this when he asks Rie about her plan to have Runa pretend to be murdered during the first blackout.
      Taiko: So, you expected us to calm down and then listen to you explain your plan in the short time Raiko-chan and Nobara-chan would've needed to get back here? And you expected all of us to be fine with it and play along? You actually expected it to work?
      Rie: Kinda.
    • At the very end, another example happens during a flashback involving Kamen and Hiro, when the latter asks the former out, despite going out with said individual's best friend.
      Kamen: So you're going to throw her away? Like a piece of garbage...?
      Hiro: If you want to put it like that...
  • In Heart of the Woods, Morgan's Brutal Honesty leads her to often give these answers.
    • After Morgan gets the drop on Madison and Tara at their meeting near the forest and reveals that she'd been waiting for them.
      Madison: You were just standing in the dark? In a forest? Wearing headphones?
      Morgan: Yes, why?
    • A more serious example happens during the discussion over whether Evelyn killed Madison. Morgan regrets how harsh her answer comes across and wishes she could take it back.
      Tara: Do you seriously think she'd do that to Mads just for looking around in the woods?
      Morgan: Yes. I do.
  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney: In the flashback trial, after Phoenix is tricked into presenting forged evidence despite not having known it was fake, the judge asks him to explain himself, but is honest enough to admit he wouldn't hear him out. As a result, Phoenix ends up being disbarred.
    Judge: Do you have an explanation for yourself?
    Phoenix: If I did, would the court hear it?
    Judge: ...... Probably not.
  • In Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, during Case 4, a young Franziska asks defense attorney Calisto Yew if the latter willingly chose to defend someone she knew was guilty of murder, and Yew says, "Yes, that's right."
  • In The Great Ace Attorney, one such exchange happens near the end of the first game's final case.
    Judge: Do I take it that you now admit to the crime? That on the night in question, you did gan entry to the premises illegally? And moreover... you dd so as a party of three, in collaboration with Mr. Graydon here?
    Nash: ... (with Ringo) WE DID, GUV, WE DID!!!
  • It happens in the end of Deltarune Chapter 2 toward the end when The Queen assumes her final form, a giant robot version of herself, and prepares to take on Kris and his friends:
    Susie: You think growing a few inches is gonna help?!
    Queen: Yes.
    (Takes the entire party down with a massive laser)
  • In Kindred Spirits on the Roof, during an extra scene, Sasa remarks that she, Umi and Nena stuck together as long as they did because they all have eccentric personalities, and they would have had normal friends if they were more normal.
    Umi: Wait, does that mean I'm flawed, too?!
    Sasa: Of course you are. Nobody'd would put up with your friend addiction besides weirdos like me and Nena.
  • In NEO: The World Ends with You
    • Early on in Week 2, Rindo gets exasperated with Shoka, leading to the following exchange
      Shoka: You telling me to get lost?
      Rindo: Yeah, I am.
    • One happens when Rindo confronts the duplicitous Motoi.
      Motoi: YOU'RE WRONG! Everything I've done will not be in vain!
      Rindo: "Everything"? You mean how you lied and cheated?
      Motoi: I sure do, mi amigo.
    • Slightly before that, Fret realizes that Motoi lied to them about Susukichi's weakness.
      Fret: So you gave us that bad intel on purpose?
      Motoi: Of course- and you fell for it!
  • In Hitman 2, one of the methods to kill Sierra Knox is to have Agent 47 pose as a doctor and poison her post-race IV drip bag. During this path, he bluntly explains to her exactly what's inside it, somehow managing to get away with murdering her in the process.
    Sierra: So what's in this [IV drip], anyway, doc?
    47: Mostly floral extracts. Hemlock, Belladonna, Aconite. It's designed to be fast and efficient.
    Sierra: Fast and efficient, I like that. Wait, Belladonna? Isn't that poisonous?
    47: Yes.
    Sierra: Should I be concerned?
    47: I'm not. Just relax. It'll be over soon.
  • Disco Elysium: At the end of the "HOMOSEXUAL UNDERGROUND" thought, in which Harry obsesses over his sexuality for 8 solid hours, he can ask Kim Katsuragi if he's part of said homosexual underground. Kim just says yes, he is, and encourages you to get back to work.
  • In Yakuza 4, Tanimura is approached by an old man at the casino who claims to know a place where he could score a much bigger pot. Sensing it's a scam, Tanimura tries to rebuff him:
    Tanimura: Besides, do I look like I need money?
    Affluent Old Man: Yes. Yes, you do.

  • The Order of the Stick:
    • From the prequel book Start of Darkness:
      Redcloak: Oh, so now you've gained some great insight on the universe by letting your body and mind deteriorate?
      Right-Eye: YES! When you're faced with your own mortality, you have no choice but to consider what's best for the next generation.
    • Nale gets two in rapid succession in Strip 913, when he says that he would rather have dealt with Malack by himself, and standing by his statement that he is his own man and wants nothing from his father. The latter is the last thing he ever says, as Tarquin kills him while saying that he'd have died long ago without his protection.
    • From Roy to Belkar:
      Belkar: Oh come on! Would I lie about this?
      Roy: Yes.
      Belkar: Oh yeah. Well, would I lie if I didn't have anything to gain?
      Roy: Yes.
      Belkar: If I didn't have anything to gain, and no one else had anything to lose, and it wouldn't be really really funny?
      Roy: Maybe.
    • When Hinjo overhears his uncle Shojo, the ruler of Azure City, admit to lying to his paladin subordinates about many important things, he confronts Shojo about violating the paladin code.
      Hinjo: The ends justify the means, is that it?
      Shojo: Frankly, yes.
    • In Strip #1229, O-Chul defends his decision to destroy Soon's Gate to Serini, who is apparently aware of what happened.
      O-Chul: Then you must know that at the time I made that decision, I had no other choice!
      Serini: Of course you had another choice!
      O-Chul: To let Xykon emerge victorious?!?
      Serini: YES!
  • In El Goonish Shive, when Tedd discovers that All Men Are Perverts is less "complete nonsense" than "an exaggeration of the truth."
    Grace: I just said I know a bunch of guys who treat me like that. Sarah's dealt with guys like that, too. And Ellen. And ... well, I figure every girl has to deal with stuff like that.
    Tedd: But ... that's not okay! That sucks!
    Grace: Yep.
  • Manly Guys Doing Manly Things: The Commander questions why he has to time travel naked. After all, if his hair gets through the process just fine, why doesn't wool? In the end, we get
    Cat: Are you making us wear Christmas onesies because we back-sassed you?
    Control: Yes.
  • In General Protection Fault, Trudy comes to her interview for marketing director with a sickeningly sweet smile on her face.
    Dwayne: Um... out of curiosity, do you always smile like that?
    Trudy: Annoyingly so, sir!
  • In Sam & Fuzzy, Fuzzy, a teddy bear with six weeks worth of memories due to Laser-Guided Amnesia, makes an extremely bad judgement call:
    Hazel: You lead them straight to us, idiot! Have you lost your mind?!?
    Fuzzy: Uh... Yes. Haven't you been paying attention?
  • Ice-cold professional killer Mordecai, in Lackadaisy, has just explained that he's going to ask a jewel thief he's supposed to be killing some questions to figure out why his hit list has been so packed lately.
  • Homestuck: Equius, in conversation with Dave, has just mentioned his habit of breaking bows when he uses them.
    Dave: how the fuck do you even wield a broken bow
    Dave: did you go around clubbing shit with the two halves
    Equius: D —> Yes.
    Equius: D —> Sometimes.
  • In one of Molly James's Dark Souls III comics:
    The Ashen One: [sarcastically] I'm sorry, am I boring you?
    Champion Gundyr: Yes.
  • In Star Impact, Urchin reveals that he was a former professional boxer, and Aster asks why he would quit:
    Urchin: Hmm. (Beat) Would you believe I got kicked out for fighting dirty?!
    Aster: Yes.
  • Gone with the Blastwave:
    West: Am I the only one here without a death wish?
    Crosshairs: Yes.

    Web Original 
  • The Cinema Snob: In his review of the Red Scare propaganda film If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?, the Snob seizes the perfect opportunity for a Review Ironic Echo.
    Estus Pirkle: Do these things seem far-fetched to you?
    Cinema Snob: Yes!
  • Used twice in a row in this YouTube video, which may qualify as a real-life example, but the uncertainty as to whether it is real or staged puts it in web original for now.
    Mother: All of a sudden, you can just quit believing in god?
    Son: Yeah.
    Mother: All of a sudden, "there is no god?"
    Son: Yeah.
  • Apparently referenced in this YTP-related YouTube video.
    Announcer: You think a reporter without soul can outdance Ulala?
    Robotnik: ... yes.
  • The Nostalgia Chick complained about getting Kay back in the game in Men in Black II, then asks "Am I saying that Agent Kay should not have been in the sequel? (Beat) ...YES!!"
  • Red vs. Blue
    Agent South: Oh, come on, Wash! What are you gonna do, shoot-
    * BANG*
    Agent Washington: Yes. Good suggestion.
  • Done twice by Bear in response to Dave's sarcasm in 'The Camping Webisode' of DSBT InsaniT.
    Dave: A campfire song?/Scary stories? Really?! What are we, 8?!
    Bear: Yes.
  • Welcome to Night Vale: "Alligators: Can they kill your children? Yes."
  • In Danganronpa Abridged Thing, there are quite a few.
    • When discussing how Monokuma wants the students to turn on each other.
      Naegi: This is exactly what Upupu-bear likes to see!
      Monokuma: Yeah, pretty much. I also like seeing you in the showers.
    • During the argument between Oowada and Ishimaru.
      Oowada: Man, you must have some big balls to try telling me what to do, bitch!
      Ishimaru: Precisely! I have brass balls, forged in the line of duty as hall monitor!
      Oowada: All right, bro, then let's see those balls! It's time for a bro-off! (they head to the sauna)
      Naegi: You guys are aware of how this looks, right?
      Ishimaru: Absolutely! And we care not for appearances!
    • Midway through the second trial.
      Oowada: (to Togami) Man, you're a prick! note 
      Togami: And your point is?
    • In Episode 5.
      Naegi: Chihiro... made a fully functional Artificial Intelligence. We're just accepting that?
      Kirigiri: Yes.
  • In The Road to Hell..., the protagonist's best friend, Shurrmvin, goes on a long monologue explaining that if the two of them want to start a rebellion, then they have to realize that innocents will die, and they won't be praised as heroes afterwards. Harvon agrees to start a rebellion regardless.
    Shurrmvin: "You wanna kill Chorn Torgash. You wanna free our people. Sure, fine. But no one can reason with him. No one can negotiate with him. So our only option is to kill him. And if we go down that path, Harv, thousands of orcs are going to die, innocents included. Sure, maybe we'll free Kosslivo. And maybe we'll save our people. But we're not gonna be heroes. You know that. I know that. This path will lead to nothing but eternal damnation for the two of us. Are you really gonna sit there and tell me you're ready to go down that road?"
    Harvon: "Yes."
  • From Worm, when the protagonist, Taylor, confronts her former best friend, who has been leading a bullying campaign against her.
    Taylor: How demented are you, that you think I'd fucking want to be your friend, after all the shit you pulled?
    Emma: Are you really better off where you are?
    Taylor: Now? Yes. Then? Fuck, even then, yes!
  • From the Strong Bad Email "the bet," when Homestar Runner takes to wearing Sunglasses at Night in order to "be's cool":
    Marzipan: Homestar, that is not cool.
    Homestar: Yes it is, Strong Bad said so.
    Marzipan: Well, if Strong Bad told you to jump off a bridge...
    Homestar: Yes!
  • Team Four Star's Final Fantasy VII Machinabridged has this exchange:
    Tifa: Cloud, have I ever lied to you?
    Cloud: (emphatically) Yes!
    Tifa: Fooled twice, shame on you!
  • If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device:
    • Rogal Dorn has negative amounts of tact, and if the answer to any question is technically a simple yes (or a simple no) he will cut the chase and resort to it. While this usually amounts to Mathematician's Answer on a massive scale, it quite often enters this trope too. One of the very first examples:
      Emperor: You dare question my subject matter of the day?
      Dorn: Yes.
      Emperor: For fuck's sake.
    • When a group of Imperials encounters the Dark Eldar, who tell them that their Supreme Overlord, Asdrubael Vect, wishes to meet with them. When they are reluctant to go with the Dark Eldar, one of them asks "Come the fuck on, Vect wants a word with you and you expect us to immediately slaughter you wholesale?" The response is a resounding chorus of "Yes!" from not just everyone physically present, but those watching the scene through a broadcast as well.
  • A scene in the Youtube Poop "Jack Off 2000" by mark3611:
    Angel: I am an angel and God sent me here with a message for you.
    Kid: Are you serious?
    Angel: Yes.
    Kid: So God, he saw everything?
    Angel: Yes.
    Kid: So you came here to take me to Hell?
    Angel: Yes.
  • Outside Xbox:
    • During a choose-your-own-adventure sequence, Luke plays a rather nasty trick on an Ellen-controlled Geralt of Rivia:
      Ellen: I hope you're proud of yourself.
      Luke: Yes.
      Ellen: (dies laughing)
    • During a quiz, Luke wants to know if Ellen has what it takes to join STARS:
      Ellen: No.
  • Oxventure Dungeons & Dragons campaign:
    • Dob: Do you want to give up just because things are hard?
      Corazón: Yes! That's my whole deal!
    • Corazón does it again later in the D&D campaign, having usurped the throne of a very small town from the juvenile, selfish asshole who held it previously:
      Guard: Are you saying you want to begin your reign by giving everyone the day off and getting them hammered on mead?
      Corazón: Yeah. Sounds good to me, right?
      Johnny, the GM: They all sort of lower their swords and are like, "Well, I'm convinced."
    • Corazón goes for the hat trick at the climax of the Extinction storyline:
      Entity: You didn't think I was going to let you get away guilt free from this, Corazón, did you?
      Corazón: Well, I'd sort of hoped, yeah.
  • In Part 4 of Dumb Lawyer Quotes IRL but in Ace Attorney, at 12:30, the defendant, played by the Caretaker/Yanni Yogi from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney tells the court that he knows what he did was wrong but didn't know how severe the punishment was, since he expected that he'd just lose his food stamps.
    Judge: In other words, you would commit those crimes if it was a misdemeanor, but not if it's a felony?
    Caretaker: ..... Yes.
  • The "Yes Chad" meme, which rose to popularity in 2020, represents this trope in its purest form. It consists of a dignifed profile illustration of a character's head - most often a bearded blond man though many variations exist - replying to an extreme or outrageous rhetorical question with "Yes."
  • During the Steam Train playthrough of Rogue Legacy Arin makes it to the underground area and Ross is trying to talk him out of exploring it because its enemies (which are red) are much too difficult for the level Arin is at, leading to this exchange:
    Arin: You got something against red people?
    Ross: Yes.
    Arin: Whoah dude!
  • In Entry-Level Jobs in 2021 by Ryan George, the hiring manager accuses the job applicant of being as lazy as the rest of his generation when the latter asks for time to consider the job offer despite the latter working two other jobs and needing a third to afford living there.
    Interviewer: Things were rough for me when I was young, too.
    Applicant: Okay, but say it was rough for your generation. Does that mean it should also be rough for all generations to come?
    Interviewer: Yesss.
  • The Warp Zone In Is "The Last Jedi" Bad? (Fanboy Court), which features a fanboy and a hater arguing over The Last Jedi, one exchange is brought up regarding Snoke's true nature.
    Fanboy: (sardonic) What, was Snoke gonna reveal at the end, in this biiig monologue, that he's- I'm assuming you thought- Darth Plagueis?
    Hater: YES, EXACTLY!
  • In Dragon Ball Z Abridged, Vegeta is completely unashamed about being evil. Even as a furious Krillin closes in to kill him, as he has beaten to a pulp and meekly tries to crawl back into his spaceship to make his escape, and therefore is in no real postion to behave this way.
    Krillin: You're not going anywhere! You think you can kill all of our friends and threaten our lives, and just leave?!
    Vegeta: ...Would you be surprised if I said "yes"?

    Western Animation 
  • The Legend of Tarzan: In the episode "The British Invasion", while Jane and her friends are evading the panthers.
    Eleanor: Jane, what sort of outing is this? First you strip us to our unmentionables, then you shove us into the muck! What will you have us do next, grunt like gorillas and swing from the trees?!
    Jane Porter: If it keeps us alive! After all, this is the jungle!
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy:
    • In the episode "Grim or Gregory?", when Grim gets mixed up with a kid who happens to have been dressed as him for Halloween:
      Billy: Mandy, Grim's better than ever.
      Mandy: That's not Grim.
      Billy: Grim gave me a candy bar.
      Mandy: What makes you so sure that's Grim?
      Billy: [takes a quick glance at "Grim"] Yes!
    • In the episode "Dream Mutt", Billy and his dog Wiggy Gee Jed do this after Jed reveals his plot to steal all the beds in the world.
      Billy: All this because I wouldn't let you sleep in my bed?
      Wiggy Gee Jed: ...yes.
  • In Phineas and Ferb, Phineas often uses this in response to people asking if he is too young for something.
    Random Adult: Aren't you a little young to be [insert dangerous activity here]?
    Phineas: Yes, yes I am.
    Random Adult: (accepts this and helps him in any way possible)
  • Family Guy:
    • Peter: Hang on a second, did you just say I was fat?
      Doctor: Well, yeah, you are pretty fat.
    • In "Dial Meg For Murder":
      Lois: Oh my god! Are you using my shirts as toilet paper?
      Meg: Yeah, and I think I might need some right now.
    • In "He's Too Sexy For His Fat", Lois and Brian have this exchange after Peter gets a lot of plastic surgery accompanied by Acquired Situational Narcissism:
      Lois: Oh, I can't help it! I know, I know, he's become a superficial, egomaniacal jerk, but I've never been more attracted to him! Oh, does that make me a bad person?
      Brian: Yes. Yes, it does make you a bad person!
  • The Simpsons:
    • Nelson uses this twice in a row during "22 Short Films About Springfield," when confronted by someone he pointed and laughed at. It is notable for being an example of someone doing this without any confidence.
      Very Tall Man: Do you find something comical about my appearance when I'm driving my automobile?
      Nelson: (meekly) ...Yeah?
      Very Tall Man: Everyone needs to drive a vehicle, even the very tall. This was the largest auto that I could afford. Am I therefore to be made the subject of fun?
      Nelson: ...I guess so.
    • In "22 Short Films About Springfield," Principal Skinner conjoins this trope with Implausible Deniability to hide the fact that his house has caught fire from Superintendent Chalmers:
      Chalmers: [sees a blaze from behind the kitchen door] Good lord, what is happening in there?
      Skinner: Aurora borealis.
      Chalmers: A-Aurora borealis?! At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, localised entirely within your kitchen?!
      Skinner: Yes.
      Chalmers: [Beat] May I see it?
      Skinner: ...No.
    • In "Bart Gets Hit by a Car," Homer is suing Mr. Burns for hitting Bart with his car, and Burns invites him for a private chat:
      Homer: Mr. Burns, are you trying to get me drunk?
      Burns: Yes.
    • When Krusty is being prosecuted for armed robbery in "Krusty Gets Busted," he tearfully reveals that he can't read after being told to point out exhibit B, and asks if it's a crime to be illiterate. The prosecuter tells him that the evidence is betting slips.
      Krusty: *In the same tone of voice* Is it a crime to bet on sporting events!?
      Attorney: Yes, it is!
      Krusty: Oh.
  • From the Invader Zim episode "Bolognius Maximus":
    Zim: And I will watch as you transform more and more into what you really are, deep down in your heart!
    Dib: Deep down I'm bologna?
    Zim: Yes.
    Dib: That's just dumb.
    Zim: Dumb like a moose, Dib! Dumb like a moose!
    • Also from the episode "Dark Harvest":
      Dib: You think you can fool a trained medical professional?
      Zim: Yes.
    • Even as far back as "The Nightmare Begins":
      Zim: Keep it down! Do you wanna wake up the whole planet?
      GIR: I do.
  • On Daria, popular and beautiful Quinn is so bored that her snarky older sister Daria offers her The Iliad to read.
    Daria: No, I think you'll like it. It's about this girl who's so popular that everybody fights over her.
    Quinn: ...Any horses in it?
    Daria: As a matter of a fact, there's a great big one.note 
    Quinn: This is a trick, isn't it?
    Daria: (Beat) Yes.
  • In Archer, Lana is a frequent source of these, though other characters get in on the action too. Also comes up with the frequent answer of "...also, yes."
    Archer: So you're just gonna leave me here?!
    Lana: Yuuuuup!
  • The New Batman Adventures:
    • In "Joker's Millions", The Joker and Harley Quinn run out of gas during a escape, and begin to fight over the fact Harley didn't refuel the car. She reminds him they're out of money and rhetorically asks what he expected her to do: "fill the tank, shoot the guy, and drive off?" Of course, The Joker being who he is, says yes. For an added bonus, Harley's response is that he should have told her that's what he wanted, then.
    • In "Girl's Night Out", Harley, Poison Ivy, and Livewire form a Villain Team-Up. After Batgirl neutralizes Livewire's powers by coating her with insulating dust. Harley sprays her with a seltzer bottle, making the situation worse.
      Livewire: Are you out of your mind?
      Harley: (pauses to think) Yeah!
  • Transformers: Prime has an amusing example while the kids are browsing the internet and Optimus Prime happens to be busy.
    Jack: Hey Optimus, wanna see something funny?
    Optimus Prime: No.
  • One episode of Brickleberry has Steve showing Ethel an old episode of the Flamey The Bear Show, where Flamey shows the kids how to fight forest fires, by crushing a guy in a fire costume with a giant bucket full of water.
    Steve: (laughing) I love the Flamey The Bear show!
    Ethel: ...was that guy in the fire suit okay?
    Steve: No, he died.
  • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), this is Shredder's response to Karai demanding if she is in fact Splinter's daughter, not his.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
    • "Applebuck Season":
      Applejack: I'll take a bite out of this job by day's end!
      Big Macintosh: Biting off more than you can chew is just what I'm afraid of.
      Applejack: Are you saying my mouth is making promises my legs can't keep?
      Big Macintosh: Eeyup.
    • "The Perfect Pear":
      Pear Butter: Are you making me choose [between my husband and you, my father]?
      Grand Pear: Yes. I am.
  • On the animated version of Axe Cop, Axe Cop has said that all girls are on the Dumb List.
    Reporter: My daughter's a girl. Do you think she's on the Dumb List, too?
    Axe Cop: Yes.
  • The Boondocks:
    • Granddad's first encounter with Stinkmeaner is when he repeatedly rams into his car, because Robert had parked in the parking space he usually uses.
      Robert: You hit my car! Are you blind?
      Stinkmeaner: YES...I...AM!
    • When Robert is having dinner with an ugly woman he met over the internet, and he's upset that she used a fake picture for her profile:
      Date: So is that all you care about is looks?
      Robert: YES!
  • In the Heckle and Jeckle cartoon "The Lion Hunt," Jeckle calls out "Are there any lions around here?" Four lions rear up from the clearing behind H&J and yell out "YES!"
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
    • Rolf is looking for Ed, interrupting Sarah and Jimmy having fun with a water slide. When he asks Sarah where he is:
      Sarah: What am I? His keeper?
      Rolf: (pauses to think) Yes.
      Sarah: (Beat) Backyard.
    • Edd: Ed, do you know there's a turtle on your head?
      Ed: Yup.
  • In Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • When Aang goes to an old woman for medicine for his friends, he finds her acting very strangely. He asks if she's insane. She cheerfully replies "That's right!"
    • In another instance, Katara steals a Waterbending scroll from pirates, who track the group down to get it back. After they're captured, this exchange takes place:
      Katara: If I hadn't taken that scroll, none of this would have happened.
      Aang: It's not your fault, Katara.
      Sokka: Um, yeah, it kinda is...
    • In yet another instance, Sokka was having a hard time convincing superstitious villagers that science and reason is more reliable than fortune telling:
      Sokka: <pointing to a smoking volcano which the fortune teller said wouldn't destroy the town> Look! Can your fortune telling explain that?
      Villager: Can your science explain why it rains?
      Sokka: Yes! Yes it can!
    • A serious instance that doubles as an Armor-Piercing Response happens in "The Day of the Black Sun: Part 2." In the middle of Zuko's Calling the Old Man Out on Ozai, the Fire Lord laughs mockingly and this exchange ensues:
      Ozai: Your uncle has gotten to you, hasn't he?
      Zuko: (Beat) Yes (smiles proudly). He has.
  • Steven Universe:
    • In "Coach Steven", when Pearl walks by as Steven, Greg, and some friends are working out on the beach.
      Greg: Hey, Pearl. Come to check out some buff studs?
      Pearl: (looks him up and down) No. (walks away)
    • Combined with a Big "YES!" in "Nightmare Hospital", when Connie reveals to her mother that her glasses are fake because her vision has been restored (by Steven, in "An Indirect Kiss").
      Dr. Maheswaran: What, your eyesight just "magically" got better?!
      Connie: YES!
    • In "Log Date 7-15-2", Peridot is undergoing Sanity Slippage after telling off Yellow Diamond and cementing her Heel–Face Turn.
      Steven: Are you gonna be ok?
      Peridot (recording): I'm a traitorous clod! ...traitorous clod!
      Peridot: (grins maniacally at Steven) No!
    • In "Reunited", Peridot tries to distract Yellow Diamond by running up to her and taunting her, asking if she remembers the Gem who called her a clod. Yellow Diamond bluntly replies "No" and poofs Peridot.
  • Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo: After going to Japan for a baseball game involving the American and Japanese team, the gang quickly gets caught up in a mystery. When Shaggy complains, Velma answers with this.
    Shaggy: You mean we came all the way to Japan just to chase ghosts again?
    Velma: Let me put it this way, Shaggy: Yes.
  • South Park:
    • In "Clubhouses," when Stan's mother says that she and his dad have divorced:
      Stan: Divorced? On no. Does that mean you and Dad don't love me anymore? This is all my fault, isn't it?
      Sharon: Yeah, kind of.
      Stan: ...Dude, you're not supposed to say that!
    • In the episode "Freemium isn't Free", Kyle, Cartman and Kenny all confront Stan over playing the Terrence and Phillip mobile game in lieu of coming to school, and when Stan tries to defend himself, Cartman shoots him down.
      Stan: You guys, is it that much dumber than video games you play?
      Cartman: ...yes.
    • In "Return of Chef", after the boys call the beliefs of the Super Adventure Club (that molesting children grants immortality) retarded:
      Mr. Connolly: Is it any more retarded than the idea of God sending his son to die for our sins? Is it any more retarded than Buddha sitting beneath a tree for twenty years?
      Stan: Yeah. It's way, way more retarded.
    • From "The Mystery of the Urinal Deuce," when Cartman becomes a 9/11 Truther:
      Cartman: Oh really? Well, did you know that over one-fourth of people in America think that 9/11 was a conspiracy? Are you saying that one-fourth of Americans are retards?
      Kyle: Yes, I'm saying one-fourth of Americans are retards.
      Stan: Yeah, at least one-fourth.
  • Dinotrux has D-Structs get annoyed enough at his minion's constant seeking for approval that he calls him out on it;
    D-Structs: Do you always need a "Good job" and a pat on the head?
    Skrap-It: Yes, yes I do.
    D-Structs: (Annoyed growl)
  • Kaeloo: In one episode, Kaeloo asks the others if they want to play a game. Stumpy suggests his favorite game and gives a detailed explanation of how it works, and then Kaeloo decides to play a different game.
    Stumpy: Have you been listening to what I said here or what?
    Kaeloo: No.
  • In the Looney Tunes short "Wild and Woolly Hare", Bugs Bunny interrupts Yosemite Sam's boasting with a cry of "Ah, shaddap!"
    Yosemite Sam: Did I hear someone say "Shaddap"?!
    Bugs: ...Yyyup.
    Yosemite Sam: Stranger, you just "yup"ed yourself into a hole in the head!
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack: At the end of "Gone Fishin'", Flapjack discovers that his and K'nuckles Wasteful Wishing actually helped a mermaid turn into a Skymaid.
    Skymaid: Never stop wishing, Flapjack, and all your dreams will come true!
    Flapjack: Even the scary ones?
    Skymaid: Ah-ha-ha-ha... YESSS.
  • The Wild Thornberrys: In "The Origin of Donnie", when Eliza asks Darwin if she was too harsh on Donnie for his earlier antics.
    Eliza: I was pretty mean to Donnie, wasn't I?
    Darwin: Just going by the yelling sounds, I'd have to say yes.
  • In the unaired pilot episode of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Ami and Yumi go to a restaurant on their tour of America. They're overwhelmed by the absurdly large menu, so Ami tells the waitress "Yes?" and they're given a pan full of various foods. They settle on getting burritos from a corner store.
  • Futurama: In "Anthology of Interest II," video game characters, as well as Lrrr from Omicron Persei-8, invade earth. When they make it to the surface, after Fry failed to destroy their Space Invaders ships, Lrrr says all they wanted is quarters to do laundry:
    Lrrr: I mean, have you smelled Donkey Kong's loin cloth?
    Zoidberg: Yes!
  • One episode of I Am Weasel featured the Red Guy hosting the "Sackless Games" with Weasel and Baboon as contestants. In the end, Weasel realizes the whole event was a scam and that the Red Guy committed fraud. When the Red Guy asks "Is that a crime?" (his catchphrase), Weasel replies "Why, yes it is." The police arrive just seconds later to arrest the Red Guy.
  • In Star Trek: Lower Decks, Mariner gets captured and tries to trash talk the person guarding her.
    Mariner: Heeey, guy? Heeey, guy? Hey guy, is this what you wanted to do with your life? Just capture people—is that what you dreamt of when you were a little whatever-you-are? Are you fulfilled by that?
    Guard: Yes.
    Mariner: (surprised) Wow, all right, uh—well, you know what, th-that makes you lame. You're a loser.
    • In another episode, when the heroes are testifying at an alien trial (that's actually a thank-you party) but Tendi is purposely leaving out pointless details:
      Clar: Are you so stubborn that you're willing to risk death by eels?!
      Tendi: Yes, that's correct.
      Clar: (ominously) Then continue.

    Real Life 
  • Abraham Lincoln pulled this one off once. While meeting with "commissioners" sent by the Confederacy in the late states of the war, he explained in detail his basic approach to the war: the South was not permitted to secede in the first place. That led to this:
    Commissioner: You mean that we are rebels according to your view and we are all guilty of treason and liable to be hanged!
    Lincoln: Yes, that is so.
  • In a 2008 TED talk about cell-phones and cool time-saving tips-and-tricks on how to get the most out of them, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue recounts being on the receiving end of an especially egregious one of these here (timestamp 13m15s to skip to the relevant part, the specific example is about a minute further in, text of that part below).
    Pogue: So last year I went to Milan, Italy, and I got to speak to an audience of cellular executives from 200 countries around the world. And I said as a joke — as a joke, I said, "I did the math. Verizon has 70 million customers. If you check your voicemail twice a day, that's 100 million dollars a year. I bet you guys are doing this just to run up our airtime, aren't you?" No chuckle, they're like this (he nods, straight-faced).
  • Joschka Fischer's famous (in Germany) line "Ich habe die Steine einfach in die Luft geworfen" (I just threw the stones in the air) was this in response to Martin Hohmann of the CDU incredulously asking the question whether he threw stones to hit people or "just threw them up in the air." You can watch the whole hearing here, the line is about twenty minutes in.
  • A debate on the British nuclear deterrent:
    "Is she personally prepared to authorise a nuclear strike that could kill a hundred thousand innocent men, women and children?"
  • Richard Dawkins inverted this while answering a question about his experiences with debating religous people:
    Raghavan: Have you ever heard clever or interesting argument from the other side?
    Dawkins: No.
  • Used by Joe Biden in the 2008 US presidential debates, in a moment which even his competitors found Actually Pretty Funny:
    Brian Williams: Senator Biden, words have, in the past, gotten you in trouble ... An editorial in the Los Angeles Times said, "In addition to his uncontrolled verbosity, Biden is a gaffe machine." Can you reassure voters in this country that you would have the discipline you would need on the world stage, Senator?
    Biden: Yes.
    Brian Williams: [Fighting a smile] Thank you, Senator Biden...
  • On January 6, 2021, Stephen Colbert spoke live with Senator Amy Klobuchar late at night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in the immediate aftermath of the insurrection that killed at least two people and caused tremendous damage to the Capitol while confirming the electoral votes for then President-elect Joe Biden. Having been more or less in charge of said confirmation as the Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, Klobuchar was, predictably, especially livid with Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, who had helped incite the riots. Several months later, on April 27, Colbert had her back on the show, and this exchange ensued:
    Stephen: Last time we spoke you were pretty mad at Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz — still mad?
    Amy: [without hesitation] Yeah.
  • Bethesda's response to a fan's question about something they encountered in one of their games:
    nerdsandgamersftw: Is this a bug or a feature?
    Bethesda: Yes.


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Ratchet and Madame Gasket

In Robots, Madame Gasket consults with Ratchet about the mysterious robot (Rodney) who's been repairing outmodes, which is a threat to their evil plan and tells him that they are laughing at Ratchet. When Ratchet asks if she is sure that they are not laughing with him, Madame Gasket bluntly says ''Yes'' to confirm that they are not laughing with him.

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