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"I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'LL KILL YOU!"
Ishida Mitsunari and/or Asuka Langley Soryu, on a bad day

Someone threatens to kill someone else, often by yelling it at the top of their lungs or by simply saying it calmly. Or variations on this theme, most notably with the F-Bomb or with an accent such as "I keel yew!" Hilarity Ensues, especially if the threatened person replies with "Is That a Threat?" If there's no realistic chance of it being carried out, this is also quite a straightforward example of Ineffectual Death Threats. Unless said target dies, in which case they'll be near the top of the suspect list.

Note that this is a stock phrase and must be a variation on "I'll Kill You" and not just a threat on a person's life.

Contrast You Will Be Spared and I Kiss Your Foot.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Despite what some fansubs might have one think, in Azumanga Daioh, when Osaka tells Yukari that she wants to be a schoolteacher, saying that Chiyo-chan thought it would suit her best, Yukari goes to the classroom where Chiyo-chan is, and is clearly heard screaming "KOROSEE, CHIYO-SUKE!!!"note  ("I'M GONNA KILL YOU, CHIYO-SUKE!!!").
  • Yuiko of Beast Master screams "If you're going to rape me, I'll kill you!" as she's stomping the hell out of some guy she thought was a rapist but who's actually Toki-san, Leo's friend who watches out for him. In the same chapter she's later attacked by a real rapist who holds a knife to her face and says "Don't you dare scream or fight back. If you get on my nerves, I'll kill you."
  • Vincent says a version of it in Bizenghast, in reply to Edaniel's quirkiness: "I am going to kill you right in the face."
  • Near the end of Black Cat, Creed screams this at Train when it becomes clear that the latter isn't going to join him. The fact that he goes One-Winged Angel in the process makes it pretty clear that this is also the start of Creed's final Villainous Breakdown.
  • Black Lagoon: In episode 15, Revy tells Gretel, who just told her they're Not So Different, "Look, I really don't give a shit. If you fuck with him (Rock) again, I'll kill you. Not to mention, if you say anything to piss me off I'll kill you for that too."
  • Bleach: Yumichika in this clip saying "I'll kill you!" with a scary raep face, although it was just the fake soul in his gigai.
    • Played straight by the real Yumichika in the Soul Society Arc when stopping to calmly threaten two officers who are slacking off in their street-sweeping duties.
      • "If you leave even a single speck of dirt... I'll kill you."
    • Loly says the following to Grimmjow before the latter brutally mauls her: "Aizen-sama is gonna kill you! He'll kill you! Kill you dead!"
  • Cross Ange: After Ange awakens her Ragnamail, Villkiss, she goes into a Survival Mantra about how she will not die as she fights the DRAGON who killed Commander Zola. She culminates it with a furious "YOU... WILL... DIE!" as she slams a Freezing Bullet into the DRAGON's underbelly.
  • Death Note:
    • In a flashback, when Misa tries to ignore a Stalker with a Crush who surprises her at night, he pulls a knife, saying, "Then I'll kill you and myself!"
    • A similar exclamation is made by Light's father, in reference to his son and himself. He was acting, in order to prove Light wasn't Kira.
    • In the final episode, having learned that Light is Kira and heard him disparage Soichiro, Matsuda yells this as he shoots him multiple times.
      Matsuda: I'll kill him! I'll kill him! He has to die!
  • Near the end of Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Super Bojack fires an energy blast to attempt to kill SSJ2 Gohan. After Gohan apparently survives the attack, unharmed, Bojack yells, "I WILL KILL YOU!" And then Gohan punches a hole through his gut.
    • Not just the movies; this is basically Super Buu's Catchphrase.
  • Elfen Lied: Bando to Mayu: "And if you're not straight with me I'll fucking kill you too!"
  • Asuka says this repeatedly in The End of Evangelion while trying to Grasp the Sun after she is utterly fragged by mass produced Evas but refuses to give up.
  • Said by Kenshiro to Shin in Fist of the North Star when Shin tried to drive Ken into a Heroic Blue Screen of Death by killing Yuria. But Kenshiro doesn't work like that, and so a Curb-Stomp Battle ensues.
  • In the English dub for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood episode 58, Mustang uses it quite well when put in a helpless situation.
    Gold-toothed Doctor: We just need you to open the portal and then return.
    Mustang: No, not a chance! I won't be your puppet!
    Gold-toothed Doctor: I told you, we've run out of time.
    Soldier restraining Hawkeye slits her throat, letting her fall limp on the floor.
    Mustang: silent for a beat, shocked LIEUTENANT!...LIEUTENANT!! LIEUTENANT!!!
    Gold-toothed Doctor: Now then, maybe you've had a change of heart. What say you Mustang?
    Mustang: (still restrained) I'LL KILL YOU!!!
    • It may be worth noting that his voice even cracked during his empty death threat.
  • Full Metal Panic!: Sousuke says this to Gauron... how many times? Every time Sousuke says this in a rage, Gauron tends to respond in ecstasy along the lines of: "Oh, I'm SO HAPPY Kashim!!" Which tends to end with Sousuke blasting him to bits... only for it to happen again. Hey, the guy's a cockroach.
    • Also:
      Kaname: He's late!!! What is that idiot thinking, being completely out of reach two days straight?!! He still has the notes I let him borrow!! I couldn't do my homework!! I'll kill him!!!
    • Of course Sousuke forgot about it but he didn't get anything other than spanking with the Paper Fan of Doom.
  • Uruki from Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden starts chanting this during his Unstoppable Rage after Souren dies after performing a Heroic Sacrifice because of King Temudan.
    Uruki: I'll kill you, I'll kill you, I'll kill you - I'LL MAKE SURE YOU DIE! TEMUDAN!
  • Yuno in chapter 51 of Future Diary to Akise. "How annoying you are. I'll kill you for good this time!"
  • Girls Bravo: The following is spoken by a Kilty-chan keychain:
    "I love you! I hold you! I kill you!"
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED:
    • Yzak towards Kira, or rather 'The Pilot of the Strike' to him. Except in the edited-for-Toonami dub, where he says, "I will destroy you".
    • Athrun also tells Cagalli this during their first encounter after he warned her and she stole his gun anyway, trying to take his mobile suit, very much as a Shout-Out to the below, with Heero's exact "Omae wo korosu" phrasing.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: This is Heero Yuy's Catchphrase. It's subverted in that, he never actually goes through with it no matter to whom he's referring, including Relena, Duo, Quatre, Zechs.... Since he's a slowly-thawing assassin, it may be that he's trying to convince himself that he has to kill people he cares about for The Greater Good... and utterly failing every time (or, in Relena's case, as a warning for her to stay away). Also, he doesn't yell the phrase, he's just saying it in a low tone.
  • Hunter × Hunter: Killua says this in chapter 303: "Enter this circle, and I kill you."
    • Gon to Pitou at the end of Chapter 305.
    • In chapter 309, Werefin to Ikarugo: "Don't get ahead of yourself! I should fucking kill you, dammit!"
  • Iketeru Futari: Koizumi. Constantly!
  • Inuyasha: How many times did Sesshoumaru calmly say to Jaken, "Shut up, I'll kill you." or "Urusai, korosuzo." The fact that Sesshoumaru even bothers warning Jaken implies that he's not planning to go through with the threat, though. Whenever Sesshoumaru actually decided to kill somebody, he just does it rather than talking about it.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind: Prosciutto scolds Pesci about saying "I'll kill you" out loud, as the only moment when a true gangster should say it is when the enemy is already dead. Bucciarati echoes those words when Pesci says it again.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (2004) manga, Shadow Link screams "I'll kill every last one of you!" after Vio betrays him and is rescued by the other Links.
  • In My Hero Academia, Katsuki Bakugo has habit of shouting "DIE!" at whatever he's attacking, whether it's a softball or a supervillain. He never actually means to kill them, so it comes across as more of a Kiai than anything. Izuku imitates him on occasion.
  • An awesome example occurs in Naruto after the title character discovers an apparently dead Gaara on the ground with Deidara and Sasori sitting on top of his body.
    Naruto: You jerks...I'M GONNA KILL ALL OF YOU!!!
    • Tsunade-Sama was threatened to be killed by Jiraiya, after he deduced that she led negotiations with Orochimaru, if she would commit any kind of treason against their home village (Such as restoring Orochimaru hands. Orochimaru made it quite clear that his first deed with them would be to annihilate the home village).
    • Another instance in the anime when Sai insults Naruto's size after Naruto insults his drawing has Naruto saying "Let me be perfectly clear. I hate you!" But when he says that it sounds like he's saying "I...KEEL YEW!"
    • He says this to Haku too much earlier.
    • And to Mizuki in the FIRST EPISODE. Actually, looking back, Naruto is pretty quick to say it.
      • Despite having racked up, after 515 chapters, a body count of precisely zero.
      • Not counting the ones he's had lengthy conversations with.
      • He actually did kill Yura during the Kazekage Rescue arc. He was transformed into Itachi until he died, but Naruto did kill him. He also basically killed Kakuzu. Kakashi mercy-killed him with Raikiri, but he was already dying. And if you count the anime filler, he also killed Aoi, Shura, Toki, Fuka, and Disonasu.
    • Another example occurs with Kakuzu and Hidan:
      Kakuzu: That wound on your neck is ugly. Cover it up.
      Hidan: Hey, my hitai-ate [Japanese for "forehead protector"]! Wow, you actually picked it up for me? Kakuzu, you can be a nice guy when you try!
      Kakuzu: Shut up, Hidan! Come on!
      Hidan: Hey! Wait a sec! Yo, Kakuzu! You may act like a jerk, but you really like me, don't you?
      Kakuzu: Keep talking and I will kill you.
      Hidan: Aw, don't get shy on me...
    • And yet another when Tobi insinuates that Deidara's art is a "rip-off". Deidara's response?
      "You...! I'm going to kill you!"
    • Gaara to Kankuro:
      I've never once thought of you guys as my siblings. Get in my way...and I'll kill you.
    • Kabuto to Naruto in chapter 165:
      You are like a small bug right now...If you try something...I'll kill you.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi:
  • Taken much more seriously in Chapter 265, though it's Nodoka's artifact revealing Negi thinking this, as he couldn't really talk at the moment. It gets to the point that every single page turns completely black from the overflowing threats. Every single inch of every single page
  • Noir: Part of the arrangement between Mireille and Kirika.
  • Princess Nefertari Vivi to Crocodile, in the Alabasta arc of One Piece. Doubles as O.O.C. Is Serious Business, seeing how nice Vivi is and how much she hates the idea of people dying.
  • Pani Poni Dash! LOVES this trope to the point where it's close to a new genre: "Threatning Black Comedy". Seriously, it's kinda abused.
    • Miyako throws the most over-the-top version of the trope by the fourth episode:
  • Gamma to Byakuran in chapter 355 of Reborn! (2004).
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Misao reacts this way to being flashed by a crossdressing male opponent. In Gratuitous English, too.
    • We cannot forget Yatsume in one of the last volumes. He shouts it ad nauseum, saliva going everywhere! The reason for this? Saitou calls him a FREAK!
  • A comedic, unintentional example occurs in Squid Girl during the "English" episode in the second series. When Eiko (who doesn't speak a word of English) sees a foreign tourist trying to get to Yuigahama station, and asks for directions, she says "Aru keru yo" ("You can walk there"). To the tourist however, it sounded like she was saying "I'll kill you", causing him to run away as fast as he can.note 
  • In the official translation of Strawberry Marshmallow, Chika, who has been chucked in the bin, says this out of frustration when her sister and their neighbor come back in to watch her struggle to get out:
    I'm gonna BOTH OF YOU!!
  • In Sword Art Online, when Sugou has Kirito incapacitated and threatens to rape Asuna's comatose body after assaulting her in-game, Kirito furiously shouts "I''LL KILL YOU!"
  • Tentai Senshi Sunred: Hellwolf says "Kurochu!"- translated by ANBU as "I kill youz!"
    • Usually, monsters from Florsheim say this to Sunred before attacking him. And then, they get beaten to the pulp.
  • Battler yells this to Beatrice after Ange's death in the 4th game of Umineko: When They Cry.
    • In episode 17 of the Umineko No Naku Koro Ni anime Jessica blames Eva for the death of her parents. Eva gets defensive and accuses Jessica and Battler of killing George. Jessica gets pissed off at Eva's accusation and yells "I'll kill you! I'll kill you!" at her.
  • In the first volume of the yaoi manga Under Grand Hotel Sen defends himself against a rapist by poking the guy's eye out with a cross necklace he won in a checker game from Swordfish. In response, the guy starts choking Sen and says, "You damn Jap! I'll kill you!"
  • Said by the Batguy in Yaiba, after he slice his forehead and cut his sunglasses in half.
  • Miura from Yotsuba&!, despite her boyish mannerisms, is actually quite squeamish about certain things (in contrast to the more girly-seeming Ena, who has no trouble with dehooking or cleaning fish and thinks frogs are cute). When taken on a fishing trip, she balks at being given bait, thinking it's going to be a worm. It's a grub instead. She is then offered salmon roe as a replacement.
    Miura: That's way better than some grub! I'm gonna kill you!

  • Ellen DeGeneres related a time she was walking out in the airport parking lot, and saw a swarthy guy laboring at changing a tire — she let out a sympathetic laugh, which he misinterpreted as a laugh at him. He angrily said to her, "I kill you with one punch to your stupid head!"
  • Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity:
    Achmed the Dead Terrorist: Silence! I KEEL YOU!

    Comic Books 
  • In Adventure Comics issue #420, Supergirl sees an alien world's protector getting killed and his lands being ravaged by an invading army. Already angry and upset, Kara is hit by an emotion-altering mental attack and utterly loses it:
    Supergirl: All right, you madmen! You want war? You want death...? Then I'll give it back to you! I'll kill you myself— I'll KILL YOU ALL! Kill!! KILL!!
  • Buck Godot: Zap Gun for Hire: Cheapskate bar owner Al's reaction to Kooblen Trader/Captain's hidden pumping fee on 20,000 gallons of super-cooled mega-joy juice.
  • Famously used, to Narmy effect, by Superboy-Prime in Countdown to Final Crisis: "I'll kill you! I'll kill you to death!"
  • Used unwisely in Daredevil; Bullseye and Daredevil go on a city-wide rooftop chase after Bullseye murders Daredevil's ex-lover Elektra. It ends with Bullseye dangling in Daredevil's grip over a long drop...until he shouts "Kill you! I'll kill—" and Daredevil drops him, saying "You'll kill no one. Ever again."
  • In his first appearance, The Joker was not played at all as funny, even in a dark way. He was, in fact, a permanently smiling psychotic gangster with no sense of humor whatsoever. In his first fight with Batman, Bats is actually the one making puns, Joker's Line? "I am going to kill you!"
  • Throwaway line in the first Sam & Max: Freelance Police comic, as they walk past the office of their neighbor, private investigator Flint Paper, who is in the middle of a brawl with some random Mooks. Paper's unconcerned with the violence and is about to throw a chair at one Mook, who is aiming two guns at him while shouting "AH KIH YEW!"
  • Inverted with The Punisher. Frank usually doesn't threaten to kill people, because that's pretty much what he's all about anyway. Piss him off enough, and he won't threaten to kill you. He will, however, guarantee that you're going to have to kill him.
  • In Sparks, Galahad, when trapped in a burning building, starts repeating to his attacker "I will find her and I will kill you".
  • Appears in the Danish comic book Zainab, where Jafar, the goofy, underachieving son of Harun al-Rashid's Grand Vizier Yahya al-Barmaki, has gotten himself and his family in serious trouble:
    Grand Vizier Yahya: You big nincompoop! Do you realize what you have done? You have grossly abused the Caliph's trust with your nightly trysts with Princess Abassah! You are a disgrace to our House ...
    Jafar: Yes, Father ...
    Grand Vizier Yahya: ...and now she's pregnant! Did you know that??
    Jafar: What? Surely not very much.

    Fan Works 
  • A famous internet meme has the Pokémon Magikarp declaring "I swear to God, when I evolve, I'm going to kill you all."
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers fanfic Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità: Germany and Japan had some...interesting...battle cries as they fought each other. They translate to "Perish" and "Die" respectively.
    Germany: UMKOMMEN!
    Japan: SHEE-NEI!
  • In the Shaman King fanfiction A Gift of Love, this practically a stock phrase for Ren. He says it more than ten times. Ren II also threatens a few people in this manner in return for harming Lien. Most of the other characters that say it do so half-heartedly when they're annoyed and not with any murderous intent.
  • In My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III Ace Ray says this to Skye after she declares him to be as bad as the evil they face, which results in him being officially declared a criminal, beaten and arrested.
  • The Night Unfurls has several examples:
    • Olga swears "I'll kill you all!" when she, along with Chloe, are about to be imprisoned by Kyril and the Black Dogs in Chapter 5, remastered version.
    • In both versions of the story, Kyril tells Vault, who just offered him a Last-Second Chance to join him, "I'm going to kill you, Vault." Unlike the original, he really means it when he says this.
    • In Chapter 30 of the original, Chloe to her father Mandeville, after being chained to a wall, tortured for a long while. It is heavily implied that she gets her vengeance later on.
      Chloe: I will kill you, wretch. I swear I will kill you. It won't matter how long you put me up there.
  • In the Star Trek: The Original Series fanfic Step by Step, Kirk tells McCoy that he "will kill [him] in [his] sleep" after the doctor admits that he "put [Spock] up" to giving him plomeek soup.
  • In Supergirl story Hellsister Trilogy, Satan Girl to Supergirl after her child has been taken away.
    "Get up," said a familiar voice.
    Kara roused herself, looked up, saw the speaker not twelve feet away.
    "They took my baby," said Satan Girl, her face belying her rage. "And now, I'm going to take your life."
  • Naru-Hina Chronicles:
    • After Gaara tells a story from Kankuro about Temari where the latter did something that earned her the pet name of "the Suna Streaker", Temari is so angry that she yells a desire to find and mutilate Kankuro for telling that story to their brother.
    • Tayuya fights Mina in order to get her hands on a box containing a scroll. Mina refuses to give it to her, leading to this:
  • Louise says this to Ffon in Star Wars: The Sith, Zero after he presses her Berserk Button. Bonus points because it's in French!
    "If you ever call me that again, je te tuerai." translation 
  • In the Yin Yang Yo! fanfiction Re: Yin Yang Who? Yang had this to say:
    "I'll do you an injury; better yet, I'll kill you!"
  • A then-comatose Ryuuko to Mikisugi after he tried his Nudist Beach persona in the Kill la Kill fanfic Casualty:
    Ryuuko: I will straight up kill you, sparkle slut. I'll use a rake. It will be in the newspapers. It will not be pretty.
  • A Brighter Dark: Corrin screams this at Hans after being knocked on the head and forced to watch him kill her friend Lilith by stabbing her in the back. Later on when she has a clearer head, she reaffirms this intention, citing it as a solemn vow.
  • In the sequel to Weight of the World, The Shattered Soul, England screams "I'll kill him!" (speaking about Qrow) when he finds out about America possibly suffering a Death of Personality due to Vale's Aura/soul being forcibly put into his body. Russia has to hold England back so he doesn't carry out his threat.
  • One of the Dragon Ball Z Abridged movies had this exchange:
    Piccolo: ...And that would make you the big, tough, stupid one.
  • In Infinity Train: Blossoming Trail, Chloe Cerise said this to her classmates after they bullied her too far, culminating in dumping red paint on her, hurting her brother and telling her that her dad never loves her.
    Chloe: [while covered in red paint] If any of you freaks [her classmates] hurt my brother, call me a ‘Monster Lover’ or dump paint on me again, I am going to do even worse than what I did to Sara. I am going to find you, bind you, and then I am going to KILL EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU! AND I PROMISE YOU WHEN I SAY THAT I SWEAR THAT I’M GONNA KILL YOU ALL KINDS OF DEAD!!!
    • Chapters later, her little brother echoes what his sister said after Chloe's classmates gloated about all the ways they bullied her.
  • In an extremely rare variant of this trope, Alessandor Carrow very gently reassures Ginny Weasley with these words.
  • In OSMU: Fanfiction Friction, Oksana gives Oswald an indirect, but still very very clear, death threat to him while on a Blind Date with him. Apparently this is not the first time she's tried to kill someone she hates, as Opal warns Omar to hide all the knives in the Mobile Unit van in the event that the date turns out bad and Oksana becomes enraged enough to murder.
    Oswald: Sorry. My friends are worried about me.
    Oksana: They should be.
    Oswald: [nervous giggling] W-well, you can't blame a person for what they might be thinking...
    Oksana: I can.
    Oswald: [coughs] W-w-well, you can't be thrown in jail for what you're thinking...
    Oksana: I can.
  • In Chapter 70 of BlazBlue Alternative: Remnant, after learning that he killed her mom, Ruby swears this to Terumi.
    Ruby: Terumi. No matter what else happens, I'm going to kill you.
  • Inky Future: X screams this at Tartar just as he starts taking on Tartar, the Mega Man Killers and the Genesis Unit all at once. He almost succeeds as well. The author notes it's inspired by Shulk's scene of this trope in Xenoblade Chronicles - and considering X is a nice guy and an All-Loving Hero who just saw the end result of his friends being pureed by a literal blender, one can see why.

    Films — Animation 
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West has Tiger saying this to Cat R. Waul's gang when they hold Miss Kitty hostage:
    Tiger: You harm one patch of fur on her, and I'll tear you apart!
  • A Bug's Life: A nonverbal example. During the rain scene, when Hopper sees and goes for Flik for rallying the Ants against him, his face effectively conveys a single message: "You're Dead."
  • Used by Marmalade in The Bad Guys (2022) to further twist the knife they stuck in the Bad Guys' backs just because they can.
    Wolf: You little pouchy-cheeked RAT! I'LL KILL YOU! YOU HEAR ME?! YOU'RE DEAD!
  • Non-verbatim one in Balto
    Steele: Touch that box...and I'll tear you apart.
  • Non-verbatim in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, after the Joker has finally pushed Batman too far:
    Batman: I'll break you in two!
    Joker: [laughs] Oh, Batman, if you had the guts for that kind of fun you would have done it years ago.
  • DC Showcase: Green Arrow. After the Green Arrow interrupts an attempted assassination of Princess Perdita, a goon tries to Wrench Whack Oliver while shouting, "I'll kill you!" with each swing. Oliver objects, pointing out it's the princess he's supposed to be killing (she is not amused by the quip).
  • Disney's Dinosaur
    Kron: [to Aladar] If you ever interfere again...I'll kill you.
  • Disney's The Jungle Book (1967)
    Shere Khan: [to Baloo] I'll kill you for this!
  • The Lion King (1994):
    Shenzi: He's as good as dead out there anyway. And IF he comes back, we'll kill him.
    Banzai: Yeah! D'you hear that? If you ever come back, we'll kill ya!
  • Madagascar:
    Alex: I'm gonna kill you, Marty! I'm gonna strangle you! Then bury you! Then dig you up and clone you! Then I'm gonna kill all your clones! Then, I'm never talking to you again!
  • Oliver & Company:
    Tito: All right, Frankie, that's it! You've insulted my pride! That means death!
  • Over the Hedge:
    Vincent: Full moon. ALL my stuff. And don't even think about running away because if you do I will hunt you down and kill you!
  • Ratatouille:
    Colette: I'll make this easy to remember — keep your station clear, or I WILL KILL YOU!
  • Steven Universe: The Movie:
    Spinel: [to Steven] You know, I came here to take my anger out on a bunch of strangers. But now that I know you, I wanna kill you EVEN MORE.
  • Disney's Tarzan
    Terk: Alright! But, don't make me do anything embarrassing.
    (Cut to Terk emerging from the bushes, wearing Jane's yellow poofy dress)
  • The BFG: Fleshlumpeater during his final confrontation with BFG:
    BFG: I would rather be like one of them [humans] than like you!
    Fleshlumpeater: Then... I... kill... you...
  • Turning Red: Mei says this about Tyler after he puts photocopies of one of her embarrassing drawings up all around the school.
    Mei: I'm gonna kill him!

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Becomes part of one of the most dramatic plot points of 12 Angry Men. The defendant, on trial for his father's murder, was heard shouting "I'm gonna kill you!" at his father earlier on the night of the murder. Juror #3 (the one leading the effort to convict, and clearly the most emotional juror) makes a point of this, stating that "anyone who says 'I'm gonna kill you' the way he said it, really means it". To disprove Number Three's point, Juror #8 (the one who was doubtful of the defendant's guilt from the beginning) proceeds to fling verbal barbs at Number Three, suggesting that he's trying to get the defendant convicted and executed "because he personally wants it, not because of the facts", and calling him a self-appointed public avenger and a sadist. This last remark is what makes Number Three snap.
    Juror Three: [angry to the point of needing to be restrained by other jurors] I'LL KILL HIM! I'LL KILL HIM!
    Juror Eight: [entirely calm in the face of all this anger] Now, you don't REALLY mean you'll kill me, do you?
  • Adventures in Babysitting has Chris say this to the siblings she babysits just as they (think they) are going to get Brenda at the bus station:
    Chris: If you give me any grief tonight, I swear to God, I'll kill you; dead, murdered, stabbed!
  • Annie (1982 movie): Happens twice.
    • The first time:
      Miss Hannigan: ...and this room had better be regulation before lunch, my little pig droppings, or KILL, KILL, KILL!
    • The second time:
      Annie (as she tears up the check): Mr. Warbucks will eat your livers!
      Rooster: I'll kill you! I'll kill you, you little brat, I'll kill you!
  • Batman of all people says this to the Joker in Batman (1989) during the climax.
    Batman: [gripping Joker by the collar] I'm gonna kill you.
  • From Beverly Hills Cop, after the Big Bad has Jenny dragged out and put in his car:
    Axel: If somethin' happens to her...
    Maitland: Hmmm? I'm all ears.
    Axel: I'll kill you.
    Maitland: Really? That would be a neat trick.
  • Blade: Trinity
    Blade: [They'll] kill you? Motherfucker, I'll kill you!
  • A school coachnote  in The Brady Bunch Movie, when Peter is threatened by two bullies.
    "Hey! Do it, and die."
  • Chain of Command
    Maya Robenowitz: I'll kill you!
  • A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song: When Victor locks Katie out of the house naked, she screams, "I'm gonna kill you!"
  • Class of 1984
    Andrew Norris: You hurt her, I'll kill you! I swear to God I'll kill you!
  • Commando: Happens twice.
    • First, by Matrix.
      Matrix: I'm going to kill you last.
      Matrix: [later on] Remember when I said I'd kill you last? I Lied.
    • Also by Bennett near the end of the movie:
      Bennett: I can beat you. I don't need the girl. I don't need the girl! I don't need the gun, John! I can beat you! I DON'T NEED NO GUN! I'M GONNA KILL YOU NOW!!!!!
  • The Crimson Pirate
    Old imprisoned rebel: Gruda, one day I'll kill you!
  • Daredevil (2003)
    Jose Quesada: I'll kill you! I'll kill you!
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    '''A running gag where Greg's older brother Roderick threatens that if Greg enters his room he will kill him... LITERALLY!
  • Denied
    Alexander Manning: I'll fucking kill you, Lizzie.
  • Die Hard: Twice.
    • The first time:
    John McClane: Motherfucker I'LL KILL YOU!
    • And later:
      John McClane: You motherfucker, I'm gonna kill you.
      Harry: I'm gonna kill you! I'm gonna fuckin' cook you, and I'm gonna fucking eat you!
  • Dumb and Dumber, when a freezing Harry sees that Lloyd brought extra gloves with him and never told him.
    Lloyd: What?
    Harry: I'm gonna KILL YOU! I'm gonna kill you, Lloyd! Right now, I'm going to kill you!
  • Sting as Feyd-Rautha in Dune (1984), infamous for dramatically shouting "I WILL KILL HIM!" right before his climactic knife-duel with Paul Atreides. See tracks #3 and #6 for the relevant sound bites.
  • The Eiger Sanction. Jon Hemlock is approached in public by his Arch-Enemy Miles Mellough, with a well-muscled bodyguard watching Hemlock to make sure he doesn't try anything. Hemlock however is able to sucker-punch the bodyguard and inflict a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, then gets right in his face with the Clint Eastwood Death Glare on full power.
    Hemlock: Now I'm gonna tell you something. Listen, 'cause I'll ask questions later. I don't like you on my flank 'cause it scares me. I don't like being scared. If you ever come near me again, I'll kill you.
  • In Escape from New York, Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) says to the police commissioner Hauk (Lee Van Cleef) that when he successfully returns with the U.S. president, he's going to kill him for his 24-hour deadly injection. At the end of the film, Snake does the mission successfully and Hauk in return questions him "You going to kill me now, Snake?", which he replies "I'm too tired. Maybe later."
  • David says this to Jeff, when Jeff scares him in the woods in Flight of the Navigator.
  • Forget Paris
  • The Godfather has this exchange. It's subverted in the novel where Sonny saying this to Carlo indicates that he isn't going to kill him (because he'd hardly threaten a man he intended to murder in front of witnesses).
    Carlo: Yeah! Yeah! Come on, now! Kill me! Be a murderer like your father! Come on, all you Corleones are murderers!
    Connie: I hate you! I'll kill you!
    Carlo: Come on! Kill me! Get up! Get out of here!
    Connie: I hate you!
    Carlo: Go ahead now or I'll kill you! You guinea brat, you.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Tiring of their Shoot the Rope con, Blondie abandons Tuco in the middle of the desert with the noose around his neck and his hands still tied.
    Blondie: I'll keep the money and you can keep the rope. The way back to town is only 70 miles. Now if you save your breath I feel a man like you could manage it.
    Tuco: You-you-you filthy bastard! If I ever catch you Blondie, I'll rip your heart out! I'll skin you alive! I'll hang you by your thumbs! YOU PIG! You Monster!! I-I-I'LL KILL YOU! I'LL KILL YOU!
    Blondie: Tsk, tsk. Such ingratitude, after all the times I've saved your life.
  • In The Goonies Mikey does this when his brother Brandon (AKA: Brand) calls him an "adopted wuss".
    Mikey: I'm no adopted wuss! I'll kill you, Brand!
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:
    Mr. Filch: I'll kill ya. [beat] I'LL KILL YA!
  • Many times in Home Alone when Harry and Marv fall victim to Kevin's traps.
    Marv: You're missing some teeth.
    Harry: Where's my gold tooth? I'll kill him! I'll kill him!
  • Holla If I Kill You (2003)
  • Hot Shots! Part Deux:
    Saddam Hussein: I will kill you until you die from it!
  • Ich liebe dich, ich töte dich (1971) (aka "I Love You, I Kill You")
  • Ich werde dich töten, Wolf (1971) (aka "I Will Kill You, Wolf")
  • I'll Kill You... I'll Bury You... I'll Spit on Your Grave Too! (2000)
  • Uttered by Shere Khan at the end of The Jungle Book (2016) just right before he attacks Baloo.
  • Kaja, ubit cu te! (1967) (aka "Kaya, I'll Kill You")
  • The Karate Kid (1984):
    • While Daniel is in the dressing room, one of the bullies does this to him just before the referee (played by the film's martial arts choreographer Pat E. Johnson) tells them to leave.
      "You know, point or no point, you're dead meat!"
    • Johnny Lawrence (the head bully) when Daniel scores his first point off of him in the karate tournament finals.
      Johnny: You're dead!
  • In The Karate Kid Part II, Chozen does this to Daniel in a later scene after Daniel (inadvertently) messes up his crooked grocery operation:
    "You insult me honor again, then I'll kill you!"
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2:
  • Kill You Twice (1998)
  • A scene from A Knight's Tale had one of the protagonists kicking a dead and fully armored knight screaming "If you're dead, I'll kill you!"
  • La diligencia de los condenados (1970) (aka "I'll Forgive You, Before I KILL You")
  • Lethal Weapon:
    Riggs: I think your daughter kinda likes me.
    Murtaugh: You touch her, and I'll kill you.
    Riggs: You'll try.
  • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels:
    Rory Breaker: If you bend the truth, or I think you're bending the truth, I'll kill you. If you forget anything, I'll kill you. In fact, you're going to have to work very hard to stay alive. Do you understand everything I've said? Because if you don't, I'll kill you.
  • From The Long Kiss Goodnight:
    • First:
      Charlie: ...It ain't over. You're going to die screaming... and I'm going to watch. Am I telling the truth?
    • And later when Charlie has caught up to the Big Bad:
      Charlie: Die screaming, motherfucker.
  • Mongol:
    Young Temudjin: I'll kill you!
  • In Murder by Decree, Holmes gives this warning to Foxborough
    Holmes: If she dies, and you come under my hands again: Expect no mercy. You have my word for it.
  • Natural Born Killers:
    Scagnetti: I'll KILL you! I'll fucking KILL you!
  • From O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Pete finds out that his cousin Wash sold him and his other prison mates, Ulysses and Delmar, for the bounty.
    Pete Hogwallop: I'm gonna KILL you, Judas Iscariot Hogwallop! You miserable, horse-eatin' son of a-!
  • The Patriot
    Benjamin Martin: Before this war is over, I'm going to kill you.
  • The biker gang does to Pee-Wee in Pee-wee's Big Adventure after he (accidentally) knocks down their motorcycles.
    Pee-Wee: I barely touched them!
    1st biker: I say we kill him!
    All bikers: YEAH!
    2nd biker: I say we hang him THEN we kill him!
    All bikers: YEAH!
    3rd biker: I say we stomp him!
    All bikers: YEAH!
    3rd biker: Then we tattoo him!
    All bikers: YEAH!
    3rd biker: Then we hang him?
    All bikers: YEAH!
    3rd biker: And then we kill him!
    All bikers: YEAH!
  • Red Dawn (1984)
    Erica: Say that again, I'll kill you! Hear me? I'll kill you!
  • Red River:
    Dunson: Cherry was right. You're soft. You should have let 'em kill me, 'cause I'm gonna kill you. I'll catch up with you. I don't know when, but I'll catch up. Every time you turn around, expect to see me, 'cause one time you'll turn around and I'll be there. I'm gonna kill you, Matt.
  • Subverted in Return of the Jedi. When Luke Skywalker comes to Jabba the Hutt's palace to rescue Han Solo, Chewbacca the Wookiee, and Princess Leia, it sounds like an empty threat when Luke tells Jabba that he "can either profit" from letting them go "or be destroyed". Luke even does it again at the Sarlacc pit ("Jabba, this is your last chance! Free us, or die!"). However, the subversion comes due to Luke being a Jedi, and having clairvoyant powers: He never said that he himself would be the one to destroy Jabba. He only foresaw someone else doing it if he didn't free everyone. It was ultimately Leia who destroyed Jabba.
  • Robot Monster:
    Johnny: I think you're just a big bully, picking on people smaller than you are!
    Ro-Man XJ 2: [After a moment's thought] Now I will kill you.
  • Rock Monster
    Dimitar: I'll kill you!
  • Rocky III: During their rematch, when Rocky gets the better of him in Round 1, Clubber Lang screams, "I'll kill you, man!"
  • Sale temps pour les mouches (1966) (aka "Next Time I'll Kill You")
  • In several of the Saw movies the main protagonist says this to the main villain.
  • In Sister Act, when Lt. Souther sees Deloris Van Cartier (AKA: "Sister Mary Clarence") on TV, he loses patience over her blowing the whole point of Deloris being in witness protection.
    "I'm gonna kill her! I'm gonna kill her myself!"
  • Stand by Me: Twice.
    • First, Teddy to Milo.
      Teddy: You call my dad loony again and I'll kill you.
      Milo: Loony, loony, loony.
      Teddy: Ahhhhhh! I'm gonna rip your head off and shit down your neck! Oh, I'm gonna kill that asshole!
      Milo: You come on and try it, you little slimy bastard!
      Chris: He wants you to go over there so he can beat the piss out of you and then take you to the cops!
      Milo: You watch your mouth, smart guy. Let him do his own fighting.
      Gordie: Sure. You only outweigh him by 500 pounds, Fatass!
      Milo: I know your name. You're Lachance! I know all you guys, and all your fathers are gonna get a call from me! ...Except for the loony up in Togus.
      Teddy: I'm gonna kill you! Son of a bitch!
    • Then Gordie to Ace.
      Gordie: Don't move, Ace. I'll kill you. I swear to God.
  • Stripes (1981):
    Psycho: The name's Francis Soyer, but everybody calls me Psycho. Any of you guys call me Francis, and I'll kill you.
    Leon: Ooooooh.
    Psycho: You just made the list, buddy. And I don't like nobody touching my stuff. So just keep your meat-hooks off. If I catch any of you guys in my stuff, I'll kill you. Also, I don't like nobody touching me. Now, any of you homos touch me, and I'll kill you.
    Sgt. Hulka: Lighten up, Francis.
  • Taken has this when Bryan threatens the sex traffickers who just abducted his daughter.
    Bryan Mills: If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.
    Kidnapper: Good luck...
  • T'ammazzo! - Raccomandati a Dio (1968) (aka "I'll Kill You, and Recommend You to God")
  • If you think anything can top Taxi Driver, I'll kill you!
    (bang) Ahhh! Ahhh! Aghh! You crazy son of a bitch! Fuckin' son of a bitch, you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you. I'll fucking kill you. Crazy son of a bitch! I'll kill you. (bang) Ahhh! Ahhhhhh! (bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang) You bastard! You fuckin' bastard! I'll kill you. You crazy son of a bitch! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Ahhhh! Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Ohh! (stab) Aghhhh! Ahhh! Ooh! Ooh! (scream) Don't shoot him! (bang)
  • In The Three Stooges films, this was one of Moe's Catchphrases, usually said to Larry or Curly (or both), when one of them messed up:
    "Remind me to kill you later!"
  • In Thor: The Dark World, Thor and his friends make clear they won't tolerate Loki's Chronic Backstabbing Disorder anymore:
    Thor: Betray me and I will kill you.
    Sif: [later] Betray him, and I'll kill you.
    Volstagg: [still later] If you even think of betraying him-
    Loki: You'll kill me? Evidently, there will be a line.
  • Transformers:
    Megatron: I'll kill you! Mine! Allspark!
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon:
    Sam: I'll kill you. You have my word. He follows through with it, too.
  • Optimus Prime screams this at several points in the movies. Well, nobody said the good guys need to be peaceful.
    Sam: I'll kill you. You have my word. He follows through with it, too.
  • Total Recall (1990): Douglass Quaid is strapped to a memory deletion machine and utters "I'll kill you all!"
  • Una cuerda al amanecer (1972) (aka "You Are a Traitor and I'll Kill You!")
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.
    Lucian: [to the vampire elders] I'LL KILL YOU! ALL OF YOU!
  • Voltati... ti uccido (1967) (aka "Turn... I'll Kill You")
  • What's New Pussycat? Victor and Carol, getting amorous in a closed theater, are interrupted by an angry, morose drunk (husband to the promiscuous Mrs. Lefevre):
    Drunk: My wife, I kill her! I kill my wife!!!
    Victor: Pardon me, drunk, but you can't come in here...
    Drunk: She makes a fool of me! She makes a fool, I kill her, I kill him! [starts sobbing]
    Carol: Why don't you go home and sleep it off?
    Drunk: She cheats with him, I kill him!
    Carol: Who?
    Drunk: Everybody! She cheats with everybody, I kill everybody!!!
  • The Wolfman (2010). Lawrence says this after his father reveals that he was the werewolf who bit him AND killed his mother and brother. As Lawrence is chained up and it's not the full moon, his father just smirks. "Ah, you have a long way to go yet, my young pup." Subverted when Lawrence gives the trope to the assembled doctors trying to cure him of his 'delusion' by exposing him to the full moon. Despite the delivery, Lawrence is trying to warn them that he's a dire threat, rather than making a promise of revenge.
  • Don't Look in the Basement from 1973. Nurse Jane tries to take a doll from mental patient Harriet.
    Harriet: Don't touch my baby. Don't you ever touch my baby again.
    Jane: Alright, Harriet, I won't touch your baby.
    Harriet: You better not. You know what will happen to you. I'll kill you! I swear to God, I'll kill you!
  • The Pink Panther Strikes Again begins with Dreyfus, restored to sanity, being released from the mental hospital. Clouseau visits him there and it takes all of five minutes for Dreyfus to relapse, chasing Clouseau around the grounds yelling "KILL YOU!!! KILL YOU!!!"
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked: After the Chipmunks and Chipettes wash up on the island.
    Alvin: We're alive! We're alive!
    Brittany: Good! 'Cause now... I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!
    Simon: Guys, guys, guys! NOBODY is killing anybody! [grits his teeth at Alvin] No matter how much he deserves it.
    Alvin: Thanks, Si. Though I could've done without the passive aggression.
  • Screamers. Becker accuses a fellow soldier of being a Screamer and stabs him fatally. Turns out he was human.
    Becker: You want me to say I'm sorry? It was a mistake.
    Colonel Hendrickson: I'll kill you before I let you make another one.

  • In Animorphs, Rachel screams this at David at one point.
    • Only one?
  • Loafers in Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code, after he finally has enough of Mulch's taunting:
  • The Bible: Exodus 22:24 states, "My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless."
  • Harry Potter
    • Harry threatening to kill Sirius in Prisoner of Azkaban for betraying his parents after the later gets the trio on their own along with "Scabbers".
    • Harry in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: "SHE KILLED SIRIUS! SHE KILLED HIM- I'LL KILL HER!"
    • And played with at the end of that book:
      Malfoy: You're dead, Potter.
      Harry: That's funny, you'd think I'd have stopped walking around.
    • When Harry decides to risk his life to save Draco Malfoy in Deathly Hallows, Ron yells at him, "If we die for them, Harry, I'm gonna kill you!"
  • Maximum Ride: "Now go to bed, before I kill you!"
  • The Murderbot Diaries. Murderbot finds itself fighting a Combat SecUnit, and offers to hack its governor module, setting it free to do whatever it wants. The Combat SecUnit replies, "I want to kill you."
  • A National Lampoon O.C. and Stiggs story had Stiggs making the case for a trip to Mexico by describing the primal immediacy of life there: "'Give me that Kit-Kat, Ernesto, or I will kill you', they say."
  • Not said verbatim, but Sherlock Holmes and Watson got to watch a scene in The Solitary Cyclist that, well, falls into Pay Evil unto Evil territory.
    "She's not your wife, she's your widow!"
  • In Sphere by Michael Crichton, Norman figures out "Jerry's secret." He then attempts to taunt Jerry. Suffice it to say, Jerry does not appreciate this.
  • The Stars My Destination: "You pass me by. You leave me rot like a dog. You leave me die, Vorga ... Vorga-T:1339. No. I get out of here, me. I follow you, Vorga. I find you, Vorga. I pay you back, me. I rot you. I kill you, Vorga. I kill you filthy."
  • C'baoth:
    • "You will die for that, Mara Jade. Slowly, and in great pain."
    • In the radio drama of the novelization of part of the Dark Forces Saga, Captain Thrawn, a nonhuman having to work with a xenophobic commander says this.
      Thrawn: Your xenocentric chauvinism is no concern of mine. I care about performance and results, and your record is exemplary. I do not care about your petty bigotry. Understood?
      Commander: Understood, Captain.
      Thrawn: Oh, and Commander, if I ever find out that your bigotry is affecting your performance, I'll have your carcass ejected with the next garbage load. Understood?
  • Thud! has Vimes do this during a particular moment where he was experiencing his worst fear.
  • In the Warrior Cats book River of Fire, Alderheart assigns a young Motor Mouth kittypet to be grumpy Jayfeather's assistant while Jayfeather is ill. Jayfeather informs Alderheart that he'll kill him when he's better.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Afterparty: Subverted. Aniq recalls an Awkward Stoplight Moment where his carpool ends up at the same red light as his thuggish romantic rival Brett. Brett yells "I'll kill you!" at Aniq. In Brett's recollection, however, he's actually yelling about his daughter's stuffed koala, which Aniq has.
  • Alias (A Man of His Word)
  • Angel: In "Forgiving", Angel visits Wesley in the hospital and seems to be ready to forgive him for kidnapping Connor. Quickly becomes this trope when Angel puts a pillow over Wesley's face and tries to smother him while screaming the trope name.
  • Arrow. Brother Blood captures Roy Harper and injects him with Super Serum to make him a member of his army.
    Roy: If you stick that in me, I'll kill you!
    Brother Blood: No, Brother Roy. You'll kill for me.
  • Breaking Bad (Crawl Space)
    Gus Fring: I will kill your wife. I will kill your son. I will kill your infant daughter.
  • Café Americain (short-lived Sitcom from The '90s starring Valerie Bertenelli): this was Carlo's Catchphrase, demonstrating his jealousy over anyone making eyes at his girlfriend.
    I kill him! I kill him bad! I kill him two times!
  • Buffy:
    • In "The Initiative":
    • A different take on this is seen in "Killed by Death", when Xander runs into Angelus, a powerful vampire who he's hardly in a position to threaten. He believes that Buffy will do the job however, so Xander simply says; "You're going to die. And I'm going to be there."
    • Played for Laughs when Buffy knocks down a vampire who snarls, "I'll kill you for that!" Buffy responds, "For that? What were you trying to kill me for before?"
    • And in "The Dark Age"
      Buffy: I'm gonna kill you. Will that blow the whole karma thing?
    • Used for foreshadowing when Riley Finn meets demon-cyborg Adam. Unknown to Riley, they're both creations of Initiative scientist Maggie Walsh.
      Riley: I'll kill you.
      Adam: You won't. You haven't been programmed to.
  • Charlie's Angels has this in "Let Our Angel Live".
    John Bosley: I'll kill you!
  • Chuck (Chuck Versus the DeLorean)
    Sarah Walker: I'll kill you!
  • Dexter, season 2. Santos Jimenez, one of the guys who killed Dex's mom, is about to meet his own chainsaw-related end at Dexter's hands. His last words -while bound to a table with a thick layer of strong plastic- are "I will fucking KILL YOU!" Dexter is quick to point out what's wrong with Santos' threat.
    • While Dexter normally appears mild-mannered and rarely shows aggression in public, when he thinks that his stepdaughter Astor has been kidnapped in season five, he immediately goes ballistic on the man and outright says, in front of his coworkers, that if anything has happened to her he will kill him.
  • EastEnders (1998-10-27)
    Peggy: I'll flaming well kill you!
  • Julie Brown used to shout this on a TV show from the early 90s called The Edge. She pronounced it with a thick accent, "I KEEL yew!"
  • Farscape: Crais gets a couple epic ones in:
    • Trapped in the Aurora Chair when Aeryn leaves him to watch his life: "I will track you down and kill you, Officer Sun. On that, I give you my vow."
    • And in a confrontation with Crichton arranged by Maldis, when Crichton tries to talk him down: " It changes nothing. Tauvo is dead. Struck down by a weak, pathetic, inferior being. It must be avenged! I swear in Tauvo's name, Crichton. You will die in my hands."
  • Glee: Karofsky to Kurt in an uncharacteristically dark moment for what was originally a cracky comedy about unpopular singing high-schoolers. Kurt is rattled enough to transfer to a different school.
  • On VH1's I Love the '80s, Henry Rollins had this to say about Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy":
    Rollins: Don't tell me "Don't worry, be happy!" I'll, I'll KILL YOU!
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit:
    • In "Wildlife":
      Andre Bushido: I'll kill you!
    • "Zebras" features a variation that's not delivered to the target's face when Stucky mishandles evidence, ruining an open-and-shut murder case and allowing the killer to get Off on a Technicality:
      Stabler: I'll kill him.
      O'Halloran: I'll dump the body.
  • Leverage: Partway through "The Wedding Job", the team realizes one of the guests is the Butcher of Kiev. When asked if he might remember Eliot, Eliot flashes back to the last time they fought.
    (Eliot and the Butcher are Knife Fighting in a burning building)
    Butcher: I...KILL YOU!
    (flashback ends)
  • Lost:
    • In "One of Them":
      Ben: He'll [Jacob] kill me!
      Sayid: I'll kill you!
    • And in season four Sawyer says the following:
      Sawyer: If you harm one curly little hair on [Hurley's] head...I'll kill you.
    • In the Grand Finale:
      Locke: Then what's gonna happen, Jack?
      Jack: I'm gonna kill you.
  • Married... with Children: In one episode, Bud wanted Kelly to become fat so she'd become the "before" model for a weight-loss ad. Enraged at what one of his attempts did, she threatened to kill him and later bury him alive.
  • A long-running gag on Mystery Science Theater 3000 was for Tom Servo to speak for movie characters by saying "I WILL KILL YOU!" in his patented Mighty Voice at points when it seemed appropriate (or ironically inappropriate).
    • In earlier seasons there was a separate gag with Joel and the 'bots pleading with the movie, the universe, or the other characters to "Kill him!" This was reserved mostly for Plucky Comic Relief characters that were lame and unfunny.
  • The Nanny (Fran Gets Mugged)
    C.C. Babcock: I'll kill you!
  • The Odd Couple (1970): ** Oscar to Felix, several times. It becomes a plot point in "Felix is Missing" when Oscar gets blamed for Felix's disappearance thanks to all his "threats."
    • "The Odd Couple Meet Their Host": A fuming Felix threatens his roommate after he comes home from the studio, where he ended up discussing Felix's unusual habits.
      Felix: The whole world thinks I'm a neurotic madman, and I'm going to kill you for that!
  • Done only once in Only Fools and Horses: in the episode "And The Unlucky Winner Is ..." Rodney finally snaps, and after being dangerously calm and polite, unleashes this line:
    Rodney: Sorry about the bad language, Cassandra.
    Cassandra: What bad language?
    Rodney: GET OUT HERE NOW, YOU DIPSTICK, I'M GONNA KILL YOU!!! I'll tell you what's up with me. Thanks to you, I am now a twenty-six year old man who's just come second in a skateboard derby, I also have a 13 year old Brost fan called Trudy who's got the hots for me, and I'M GONNA KILL YOU! I DON'T CARE IF IT TAKES ALL BLOODY WEEK, I'M GONNA GET YOU, DEREK TROTTER!"
  • The defendant in every single Perry Mason episode will say this...usually just before the scene where the recipient of said verbal threat ends up dead.
  • The Prisoner (1967), with the twist that Number 6 knows that he's too valuable to kill.
    Number 2: I'll kill you!
    Number 6: I'll die.
    Number 2: You're dead.
  • On Quantum Leap, at the end of "Return of the Evil Leaper," when quantum leaper Alia begins dual-leaping with Sam Beckett in order to escape the evil leaping project, Alia's hologram, Zoey, realizes what she's doing and isn't pleased:
    Zoey: I will kill you myself, Alia!
  • Done twice on Red Dwarf. When a dead crew member is brought back as a hologram, everyone is reminded that Holly can only sustain one hologram at a time. "So if you die, I'll kill you!" In the episode where Lister and co. are made to believe that their experiences on Red Dwarf had been a game, they watch others play the game. Kochanski scolds Lister for taking so many risks to rescue her and tells him if he does it again, she'll kill him. He responds with a "Shut Up" Kiss.
  • Roswell (Four Aliens and a Baby)
    Liz Parker: I'll kill you!
  • Scrubs: JD describes an instance of this at 0:19.
  • Smallville:
    Clark Luthor: Give me the box.
    Tess: And if I don't?
    Clark Luthor: I'll kill you.
  • Spartacus has the confrontation between Spartacus and Crassus.
    Spartacus: "Next time we meet, I will kill you."
    Crassus: "No. You are going to try."
    Spartacus: "It is all a free man can do."
  • Star Trek: The Original Series (The Enterprise Incident)
    Kirk (to Spock): I'll KILL YOU! KILL YOU!
  • Star Trek: Voyager:
    • In "Parturition":
      Neelix: I'll kill you!
      Tom Paris: Too late! I'm betting your hair pasta already did the trick!
    • In "The Gift". Newly severed from the Collective, Borg drone Seven of Nine is confined to the brig when she turns violent. Janeway lowers the Forcefield Door to talk to her.
      SEVEN: What are you doing?
      JANEWAY: I'm coming in.
      SEVEN: I'll kill you.
      JANEWAY: I don't think you will.
    • A Not Himself Doctor in "Darkling"
      Evil EMH: [striking Nakahn] I'll kill you!
      Nakahn: If someone's going to die today, it won't be me.
    • Subverted in "Latent Image". After his memory is deleted, the EMH is able to access some random memory files which include someone giving this trope. This convinces the EMH that the person is a threat, but they're later revealed to be saying it in a joking manner.
  • Spoofed in Deep Space Nine. Quark brags to Odo that he's going to use his disrupter to defend his bar, only to find his brother Rom has stripped the weapon for spare parts for a replicator.
    Quark: I will kill him!
    Odo: (smirks) With what?
  • Supernatural:
    • In "Hunted":
      Dean Winchester: I'll kill you!
    • In "The Benders":
      Dean Winchester: I'll kill you all!
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, episode "Adam Raised a Cain"
    John Connor: I'll kill you! Let go of me! I'll kill you! ... I'll kill you.
  • Zoey 101: Lola screams this after she finds out that the peanuts that she was eating were actually in Quinn's mouth and Quinn never told her.
    Lola: I. Am going. To KILL her! ...But first I have to puke!
  • Doctor Who:
    • Happens here.
      Black Guardian: Doctor! You shall die for this!
    • In the famous Cliffhanger in Part 3 of "The Caves of Androzani", mercenary commander Stotz shouts this when the Doctor hijacks their spacecraft. The Doctor points out that it's not much of a threat to someone who's dying anyway (the Doctor having been poisoned earlier).
  • Person of Interest. In "The Devil's Share", John Reese tracks down Quinn, the boss of HR, to force him to reveal where Simmons is. Quinn gives a speech about how his organisation was built on loyalty, and he won't repay that loyalty with betrayal, "even if you threaten to kill me." He rapidly changes his mind when Reese says:
    Reese: I'm not gonna threaten to kill you; I'm going to kill you whether you tell me or not. No bargaining. In three minutes, you're dead. I've killed many people. Never bothered me much, that's why I was good at it. I didn't like them suffering, though. Took me years to figure out how to do it quickly, painlessly; but if you don't tell me, I'm gonna forget all of that. Understand? And I'll make the last three minutes of your life last forever.
  • The Walking Dead (2010): Rick Grimes tends to do this to people who really manage to piss him off.
    • To Gareth (referring to a bag Rick had hidden):
    Rick: There's guns in it. AK-47... 44 Magnum. Automatic weapons. Nightscope. There's a compound bow, and a machete with a red handle. That's what I'm gonna use to kill you.
    Rick: You can do it right in front of me. You can take my hands. I told you already, I’m gonna kill you. All of you. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but nothing is gonna change that! Nothing! You’re all already dead.
  • Westworld. When Maeve gives this trope it's even more serious than usual, because as an android she's supposed to be Three Laws-Compliant.
    Maeve: At first, I thought you and the others were gods. Then I realized you're just men. And I know men. You think I'm scared of death? I've done it a million times. I'm fucking great at it. How many times have you died? Because if you don't help me I'll kill you.

  • "I Will Kill You" by Cannibal Corpse.
  • Enigma's song "I Love You, I'll Kill You."
  • Eminem's songs "Kill You", and "Guilty Conscience" featuring Dr. Dre...
    Eminem: You gonna take advice from somebody who slapped Dee Barnes?!
    Dr. Dre: Wutchoo say?
    Eminem: What's wrong? Didn't think I'd remember?
    Dr. Dre: I'm a kill you, mothafucka!
    Eminem: Ah-ah! Temper, temper!
  • "I'll fuckin' kill you." - Insane Clown Posse, Rainbows And Stuff (Bizaar)
    • "Tonight I'm gonna kill you..." - Same band, "Another Love Song" (The Amazing Jeckel Brothers)
    • And "I'mma Kill You" on Bang! Pow! Boom!
  • "Mr. Reporter" by The Kinks has the line "I'll kill you, I won't let you distort my sound.
  • "We'll Kill U" by The Lonely Island, which is one of the least threatening example of this trope.
  • Meat Loaf did a song called "I'll Kill You If You Don't Come Back".
  • "Я убью тебя, лодочник" (Russian for "I'll kill you, boatsman") from Профессор Лебединский ("Professor Lebedinskij"). Thanks to youtube for hosting the music video of this magnificent song
  • Type O Negative's Kill You Tonight (Lyrics: "Kill you Kill you I'll fuckin kill you I'll kill you tonight Yeah, I'll kill you tonight I said I'll kill you tonight I'll fuckin' kill you" ...etcetera)
  • I'll Kill You is the debut single of X Japan and was released in June, 1985. A re-recording of the title track was later featured on the band's first album, Vanishing Vision. It was also covered by the symphonic black metal band Anorexia Nervosa on their 2004 album Redemption Process.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Tiny Lister, in his No Holds Barred character of Zeus, screamed this out during a promo he and Randy Savage taped in anticipation of their tag-team steel cage match pitting them vs. Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake, which took place in December 1989.
  • A threat Roddy Piper made in WCW after being jumped by the nWo.
  • The Midwest Militia had been taunting and screaming about killing Mercedes Martinez in WSU for much of 2011. They were going into War Games, a gimmick match practically built around multiple wrestlers ganging up on another. Let's just say WSU hasn't done another one since.
  • Spat by Kevin Steen at the American Wolves after they had a knock down, drag out brawl involving Dan "The Beast" Severn at ROH Final Battle 2011 but respectfully shook hands when it was all over. (They were tag team partners after all). What made it memorable (and kinda funny) is that the crowd cheered when he said this.
  • Christopher Daniels threatened to murder AJ Styles with a screw driver during their "I Quit" match at TNA's 2011 Bound For Glory.
  • LuFisto uttered this at "Sweet" Saraya, who had been cutting a swath of destruction through LuFisto's home promotion, nCw Femme Fatales.
  • Variant, in what was an ambulance match between Ryback and John Cena, Ryback said Cena would not make it to the hospital but instead would be going to the morgue.
  • Brock Lesnar shouted "I WILL KILL YOU!" to The Undertaker with 'Taker responding "YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO!" in what was their biggest brawl in history on the July 20, 2015 edition of Monday Night Raw.

  • In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Injun Joe uses a variant: "You are dead, boy!" His throwing a knife at Tom as he speaks leave no doubt about who is going to fulfill that promise.
  • A View from the Bridge:
    Eddie: I'll kill you for that, you son of a bitch!
  • In the 2015 Met Opera production of The Merry Widow, when the two Frenchmen are fighting over who will marry the very wealthy title character. "If you do, I'll kill you!" "If you do, I'll kill you back! Engarde!" They proceed to, well... try to fight.
  • In 12 Angry Men, the jurors talk about how the accused shouted, "I'll kill you!" at the victim shortly before the murder. Juror #3 insists that no one would say such a thing unless he means it, but is ultimately forced to back down when he shouts the same thing at Juror #8.
  • In Les Misérables, after Bamatabois degrades Fantine and attempts to restrain her, she strikes him and says this.
    Fantine: I'll kill you, you bastard, try any of that!

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    Video Games 
  • Before each match, Shen Long from Bloody Roar 3 delivers his in true Narmtastic style: I'LL KILL YEWWW!!!
  • Done 100% seriously in Borderlands 2 when Handsome Jack tortures and kills Bloodwing. The sheer rage in Mordecai's voice is terrifying.
    Mordecai: Goddammit, Jack! I'm gonna kill you! You hear me!?
  • A Facebook game, Buddy Rush, has one of the classes names "Aiki Lu". She was named so when she was born, accidentally injuring her father leading to him crying out "I'll kill you!!!"
  • Bully:
    Gary: Well at least my mother doesn't make a living on her back!
    Jimmy: You're dead!
  • Cave Story. Real conversation snippet after Balrog force-feeds Toroko red flowers.
    King: YOU! You're the Doctor!
    Doctor: Yes, I am the Doctor... and soon to be your new ruler. So what is it you plan on doing with that sword? Hmhmhmhm...
    King: I'll kill you!!
  • Clock Tower:
    • Courtesy of the Scissorwoman.
      Scissorwoman: I'll KEEEEEL YOOOOOOOU!
    • Also
    • And again:
      Mary: You... I will kill you!
  • Corpse Party: The Shadow Ghost in the infirmary in chapter 1, which scares the hell out of Naomi.
  • Two of the IDF's "in combat" lines in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are this trope:
    IDF: I will kill you!
    IDF: I will kill you!
  • DanMachi: Memoria Freese: Bete screams this towards Kurumi Tokisaki during their second meeting in the Date A Live crossover campaign in Memoria Freese, or rather first as the encounter in the dungeon was with an impostor that also impersonated Kaguya Yamai.
  • Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening: Beowulf says this whenever he Turns Red.
    Beowulf: I will Kill you.
  • In Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, as is his style, Laharl delivers a truly epic example of this trope after the emotional scene of Flonne accepting her punishment from Lamington and being turned into a flower as a result.
    Lamington: King Laharl... do you despise me?
    Laharl (barely articulate): Despise... you? Despise you?! OF COURSE I DO YOU BASTARD!
    Laharl: Kill... you...! I'LL KILL YOU! RAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!
  • One of the start-of-match taunts heard from Broly in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Bardock can let out a pretty frightening one in Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 when using the game's hyper mode. Especially surprising when you remember who his son is.
  • Evil Zone has Linedwell, who shouts this verbatim during battles.
  • In The Force Unleashed II, Starkiller attacks Darth Vader while screaming this several times after Vader shoves his love interest Juno Eclipse out a window.
  • Gears of War: When some a Locust Drones is taken hostage as a meat shields, they may say "I'LL KILL YOU!" in a grunted voice. Funny, as the only thing the hostage Drone will do is haplessly absorb bullets or have its neck snapped.
  • In Grand Theft Auto III, the Colombian street thugs (wearing hilarious purple "cowboy" outfits) randomly yell (i.a.) "Ai'm goeeng to keel you!" when they notice the player's character wandering in their turf.
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia:
    • Blanc/White Heart says she will do this to Vert/Green Heart when Thunder Tits says she's less adequate as a goddess than her because she's flat-chested.
      White Heart: The hell's that? Listen to that crap, talkin' out yer ass! I'll kill you! DIE!
    • And again she says this when she takes a look at her blog and notices that someone is trolling in them.
      Blanc: Wha-? Why the hell're people acting like fools on my site?! Who the hell did this? I'll kill 'em!
  • In The Legend Of Zelda C Di Games:
  • Live A Live: When you are about to fight OD-10, the boss of the Sci-Fi Chapter, through the Captain Square game, the title sequence is interrupted by the words "Die, Child, Die".
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 provides us with Rocket Raccoon's defeat quote:
  • In Mass Effect:
    • In Mass Effect, the female Mooks enjoy yelling either "YOU MUST DIE!" or "I'LL KILL YOU!" in the most obnoxious voice ever.
    • Squadmate Jack from Mass Effect 2 has similar combat dialogue. Other characters say variants as well - most notably Jack and Miranda, whose combined hatred of each other could power the state of New York for an entire year. Probably two.
    • Such is Shepard's anger with the main antagonist of Citadel that one dialogue wheel has three options - "I will end you" (Paragon), "I will end you painfully" (Renegade), and "Tell me who you are so I can end you" (Questioning).
  • No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle has a suitably epic line spouted by Travis before the final boss fight.
    Travis: Give me all your hate, your anger, your everything! I'll take it all and FUCKING KILL YOU WITH IT!
  • Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams has Ophelia say "I will kill you!" quite a few times in the average battle.
  • Parodied in the Japan/Europe version of Um Jammer Lammy's Stage 6, when Teriyaki Yoko picks up Lammy's new guitar and threatens to kill her, believing her to be Rammy:
    Yoko: I'm gonna kill you!
    Lammy: Eh, I think I'm dead already.
  • Portal:
    • "I'm not kidding now. Turn back, or I will kill you."
    • "I'm going to kill you. And all the cake is gone. You don't even care, do you?"
  • Portal 2 averts this, "The best solution to a problem is usually the easiest one. And I'll be honest, killing you, is hard.
  • Postal 2 has this phrase word-for-word as a random NPC voice quip, usually uttered if you get too close to a hostile NPC just before they proceed to do exactly as they say. (Unless you kill them before they finish saying it.)
  • Psychonauts:
    Lili Zanotto: I'm gonna kill you so much.
    • Also Napoleon's soldiers. "DIE! I KEEL YOU!"
  • Ishida Mitsunari from Sengoku Basara has a habit of issuing death threats just as much as he yells the name of his sworn enemy Ieyasu (which is a lot). One rather spectacular moment is when Hojo presses Berserk Button by insulting his late master Hideyoshi.
    Mitsunari: "I'll kill you! [...] I shall rip out your throat! And with my sword...I shall cut you to pieces...And eat your heart!"
  • Shin Megami Tensei I: If you get on the Law Hero's bad side by taking the Neutral or Chaos route, he eventually snaps:
  • In Soulcalibur 3, if you fight Night Terror with Raphael, and then dodge his opening attack, Raph scowls and matter-of-factly says, "I shall kill you now."
  • Starcraft: Brood Wars:
    Jim Raynor:"It may not be tomorrow, darlin'. It may not even happen with an army at my back. But rest assured: I'm the man who's going to kill you some day. I'll be seein' you."
    • Alas, with the second installment, that promise will apparently rest unfulfilled.
  • After Moses is lead to believe that one of Vaclav's Terrors killed his bandit crew in Tales of Legendia, he has to be restrained from fighting what would otherwise be a hopeless battle.
    Moses: Giet's gonna feast on your heart tonight! I! WILL! KILL YOU!
  • Team Fortress 2:
    • One of Heavy's many domination lines:
      Heavy: I am going to keel you and keel you and KEEL you!
    • A quote of the Demoman's is a drunken ramble.
      Demoman: Gonna kill you and I'm keep killin' you and I never, cause you're be dead and then I'm gonna kill you.
    • Soldier will threaten to re-kill his ex-roommate Merasmus, the undead ghost-wizard responsible for Scream Fortress.
      Soldier: I am going to kill you Merasmus! Again!
  • If you decide to kill Papyrus while you play Undertale, Undyne drops any pretense of her usual Hot-Blooded anime-hero-tropes parody and goes straight into Tranquil Fury to call you out on your cruelty.
    ...What did you do to him? What did you DO TO HIM?
    ...Go ahead. Prepare however you want. But when you step forward... I will KILL you.
  • Wild ARMs 5 has Greg, just after Kartikeya kills his son Ted and wife Mary, respectively.
    Greg: ...I'll kill you...
    Kartikeya: C'mon, speak up! I can barely hear you!
    Greg: ...I'll kill you...I swear on my life, I'm going to kill you!!
  • In Xenoblade Chronicles, Shulk is a rather soft spoken and intelligent man, who manages to stay calm and not get emotional in order to save everyone, even as his hometown is being torn apart by Mechon. Yet the instant he sees his girlfriend stabbed to death by a bladed claw and tossed aside like a ragdoll? He screams the trope name at the perpetrator as he charges into battle, and at that point, the player is probably shouting it, too.
  • Kari of Dead In Vinland is a Hot-Blooded Anti-Hero whose preferred solution to her family's predicament would be to just shoot the Big Bad's lieutenant who keeps extorting them, especially since he's particularly cruel to her. Her parents and aunt explain that this would be suicidally foolish, but she does end up screaming "I'LL KILL YOU! I SWEAR I'LL KILL YOU!"
  • Far Cry 3: Vaas' promotional material:
    Vaas: SHUT THE FUCK UP! SHUT THE FUCK UP! SHUT THE FUCK UP! I will kill you. And then I will drag you out of fucking Hell. And kill you again. Shut the fuck up, stop fucking crying-

    Web Animation 
  • Homestar Runner:
    • From Strong Bad's hypothetical attempt at a kids' show in the Strong Bad Email "for kids".
      Strong Bad: Um, no, he's behind the box. No, uh, he's not even behind the box, he's barely obscured by the box. Look, The Cheat is behind the freaking box! [Record Needle Scratch] HE'S BEHIND THE BOX! I'LL KILL YA! I'LL KILL ALL YOUR DOGS!!
    • "The House That Gave Sucky Tricks" has Strong Bad's reaction to the Poopsmith's far-too-revealing Feyd-Rautha costume.
      Strong Bad: I WILL KILL HIM! ...if he doesn't put on some more clothes. Ugh, molded plastic panties...
    Buu: You make Buu mad! Buu make you DEAD!
    • After Thor gives in to Warrior's Madness, he tells Wonder Woman, "I'll kill you! I'll kill you dead!"
    • Once Broly goes Legendary Super Saiyan he says this verbatim towards The Hulk. Unlike the prior combatants mentioned, he lives up to his threat.
    Broly: I'LL KILL YOU!
    Tetsuo: I'll kill you. I'LL KILL YOU!!!
  • Glitchtale: After Betty successfully takes Asriel's SOUL, Frisk delivers this one:
    Frisk: LOVE, too, is an acronym. It stands for Level Of Violence... a way of measuring someone's capacity to hurt. I promise you something, Bete Noire... I will kill you.

  • In Faps' riff of Star Fighter, Star Rapist, Cain screams: "I'LL MURDER YOU TO DEATH!" at a computer.
  • Ja from Tower of God screams this at Kim Lurker, who had just killed Nia. Lurker doesn't take him seriously, since there is nothing he could do. Oh, but he could. He could get Viole.

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    Web Videos 
  • Michael Jones really wants the Tower of Pimps. He lets Gavin know he is determined to get it.
    Michael: I will come back until you are dead, you motherfucker. I will come back until you are DEAD, you fucker!
  • Atop the Fourth Wall: Linkara borrows the above "I'll kill you to death!" before stabbing the Countdown monster with the Dragonzord Flute. Unlike Superboy-Prime, however, he makes it sound awesome.
  • The Nostalgia Critic: "A BAT CREDIT CARD, YOU BASTARDS!!! I'll kill you! I'll kill all of you! All of you will die! You'll get the gas!"
  • The Spoony Experiment: Spoony's review of Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge culminates in this. After suffering through the worst game he's ever played in his life and going more than a little nuts over it, he says there's a good side.
    Spoony: There's a good side! There's a good side! [holds up the instruction book to the game] You see this? The people who made this game actually had the balls to put their names in the back of the fucking instruction book — and I swear to God, if I ever find any one of you assholes, I WILL FUCKING KILL YOU! I WILL STAB YOU IN THE BRAIN!
  • From the SuperMarioLogan episode, "Bowser Junior's Midnight Snack!", after Bowser Junior makes a mess inside the gas station;
    Gas Station Manager: If you ever come to my store again, I'll kill you!

    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time:
    • In "Freak City", Finn tries to get the other freaks to work together.
      Finn: Kim, get underneath Trudy.
      Kim: No man, please! I freaking hate Trudy!
      Finn: Kim! I will destroy you!!
    • In "Dentist", Tiffany wastes no time expressing his desire to kill Finn when they meet.
    • In "Wake Up", Jake loses it after the Lich kills Prismo, yelling "Lich! I'm gonna kill you!"
  • American Dad!:
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • Katara goes berserk after finding the soldier who killed her mother. How berserk? She stops the rain. By turning it into spears of ice. Which hang in midair.
    • Four episodes earlier, she makes it clear to new Turncoat Zuko that if "you make one step backward, one slip up, give me one reason to think you might hurt Aang," she will "make sure your destiny ends... permanently."
  • The Batman: The Animated Series episode "Legends of the Dark Knight" has a sequence taken from The Dark Knight Returns that used this phrase.
    Batman: Alright, son. Show me.
  • Batman Beyond: In "The Winning Edge", Chappell screams this at Terry having gone mad from the pain of a Venom overdose and having chemicals explode right in his eyes, all thanks to to Terry.
  • Beavis And Butthead:
    • In "P.T.A.", Principal McVicker threatens to kill Beavis and Butt-head when they attend a P.T.A. meeting, leading to him getting in trouble with the school board. Later in the same episode, Coach Buzzcut threatens to kill them when the duo's claims that he physically abused them get him in trouble as well.
    • David Van Driessen, the hippie teacher, of all people, threatens to kill them as well after they destroy his expensive 8-track collection in "Cleaning House."
  • Classic Disney Shorts: In "The Worm Turns", when Pluto resists Pete's attempts to capture him, the latter flat-out yells death threats at the dog as he pursues him with a shotgun, saying things like "I'm gonna fill ya full of lead!" and "I'm gonna blow your head off!"
  • Code Lyoko: A semi-seasonal gag has Ulrich threaten Odd that "[he's] dead" if he tells Yumi that Ulrich kissed Sissi, hugs him in Yumi's body, or tells him another one of his rhyming proverbs. He then chases Odd when he believes that he put a picture of himself and Ulrich coming out of the shower in the school paper, screaming at the top of his lungs, "I'M GONNA KILL YOU!" to Odd's distress.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door: In "Operation: S.L.U.M.B.E.R.", Numbuh 86 threatens to kill Numbuh 4 if ever tells the boys that she likes the Rainbow Monkeys.
    Numbuh 4: (who is disguised as a girl, sees Numbuh 86's room) Rainbow Monkeys? I would never take YOU as a rainbow monkey fanatic.
    Numbuh 86: I just can't resist them, and if you tell any of the boys I WILL KILL YOU!
  • Dragons: Riders of Berk: In Dragons: Race to the Edge, Astrid she warns Dagur (now friends with Hiccup) that if he makes one false move, "I will send you to Valhalla myself."
  • Dr. Tran gets this threat during a quiet moment (poor guy can never get much peace, it seems):
    Chicken: I'm gonna kill you.
    Dr. Tran: WAUGH! (runs away)
    Chicken: I didn't mean it!
    Dr. Tran: AAAAAAAAAAUGH-Haaaughhh
    Chicken: Don't be angry!
  • DuckTales (1987):
    Scrooge: Gyro, if we drown, I'll kill you!
  • DuckTales (2017): In the first episode, Donald shouts this when he finds out that his nephews are with Scrooge on his mission to find the Lost Jewel of Atlantis. Unfortunately, this gives his new boss, Flintheart Glomgold, a sinister idea.
    Donald: I'M GONNA KILL 'EM!
    Glomgold: Ooh, better idea! Nab the jewel and kill them all! Somebody's angling for employee of the month.
  • Gargoyles: In the end of the first part of "Hunter's Moon", Goliath swears to hunt down the hunters for nearly killing his daughter, Angela.
    Goliath: On my daughter's life, I swear I will hunt them down, and I will KILL them.
  • Home Movies:
    • When the video store clerk won't accept Brendon's video, Coach McGuirk tries convincing him with a song:
      McGuirk: Watch it again / One more time / Watch it again or I'll break your back / Watch it again / Or I'll punch your f* cking face / You gotta accept the kid's movie / Or I'll ki-ill you`!
    • Jason also says this to McGuirk in the episode "School Nurse" when he learns that McGuirk has been trying to go out with the school nurse, whom Jason has a crush on. This one is of the "I keel yew!" variation.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Rarity gets a couple.
    • In "Dragon Quest", she says it when confronting some teenage dragons who are threatening Spike.
      Rarity: Fighting's not really my thing, I'm more into fashion, but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his cute little head!
    • In "Ponyville Confidential", Rarity screams "I'll destroy her!" after her little sister Sweetie Belle publishes an embarrassing article about her in the newspaper.
  • Regular Show: Rigby on occasion, with varying degrees of seriousness.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show:
    • In "Stimpy's Invention", Ren gets mad when he ends up stuck in place thanks to the cheap glue in Stimpy's "stay-put socks".
    • In "Jimminy Lummox", when Ren goes through another one of his sanity slippages:
      Ren: [to Stimpy] And now... You... DIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!!!!
    • In "Altruists", when the duo is trying to break into a house.
      Stimpy: Ren, what are you going to do?
      Ren (slapping Stimpy): I'm going to try to refrain from KEELING YOU!
  • Robot Chicken has this in an episode where Cookie Monster's mother takes the Keebler elves to court over the death of Cookie Monster.
    Cookie Monster's Mother: Me son is dead and you make pun? Me kill you! Me fucking kill you!
    • In "Waffle Face", a mobster trying to hire a hit man with a waffle for a head becomes irrationally upset that the story of how he got a waffle for a head raises further questions, threatens to put a bullet between his "big cartoon eyes" if he wastes any more of his time explaining, and just when it's settled, at the bare mention of a third head he used to have, he screams, "I'LL KILL YOU!" and starts putting bullets through his head.
  • The Simpsons:
    • "The Boy Who Knew Too Much":
      Freddy Quimby: [on trial] It's chowdah! CHOWDAH! I'll kill you! I'll kill all of you! Especially those of you in the jury!
    • "Treehouse of Horror V": In a parody of The Shining, Homer screams out that he's going to kill everyone when the cable goes and the family runs out of beer.
      Homer: Hmm. Cable's out. Think I'll have a beer. Hmm. Not a drop in the house. What do you know.
      Marge: Homer, I'm impressed! You're taking this quite well.
    • In "Jaws Wired Shut", Marge hears Homer screaming "I'M GONNA KILL YOU!" at Bart. It turns out they're rehearsing a school play — andHomer was just reading the title.
    • In "Sweets and Sour Marge", while they're all in court:
      Corrupt Candy Executive: I'll kill you! I'll kill you all!
      Judge: Sir, you realize that can be interpreted as a threat?
      CCE: -Hissing- I'll kill you in your sleep!
    • In "Mountain of Madness" when Cabin Fever sets in on Mr. Burns and Homer, the former convinces himself that Homer plans to kill him and openly states his desire to do him in first.
      Mr. Burns: [staring at Homer, thinking] I know what he's up to. He's thinking of killing me then riding my carcass down the mountain to safety. He's truly gone mad if he's thinking that. Well, he can't kill me if I kill him first! [out loud, to Homer] I'll kill you, you bloated museum of treachery!
    • The very first time (in production order) that Bart prank calls Moe, Moe does this. Afterwards, the series uses Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon responses instead.
  • South Park: In "Volcano", Stan and Cartman vocally threaten to murder one another.
    Stan: I'll kill you!
    Cartman: I'll fill you full of lead!
  • In Young Justice (2010), when the team is convinced that Artemis has just died, Wally slips into this trope, proving that nope, he didn't actually hate her.
  • Wander over Yonder: Played straight. Dominator screams "I will destroy you!" as loudly as possible in the finale after Hater destroys her ship and she gets trapped by the giant drill she destroys planets with, and Wander points out that everyone needs somebody even if it's in a "rawr I'm going to destroy you!" kind of way. Compounded by the fact that it this point, it can't be anything more than an Ineffectual Death Threat.

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Loki: Evidently, there will be a line.


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Fake Tickets

When Homer and Wally's Super Bowl tickets turn out to be fake (which they failed to notice), Homer tries to let his gang of friends down easily. Unfortunately, they immediately see through the whitewash and flip out.

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