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And meanwhile, I'll create a fracture in your skull.
"Dodge this."
Trinity, The Matrix

We know this. But it's still a joy to watch.

A bad guy will taunt, cajole, or in some way try to deceive the good guy/s with big words, possibly flowery language, or good ol' fashioned Trash Talk. But the good guy/s will have none of it. Instead, they'll snatch a word out of the enemy's tirade, tack a hard, defiant, "THIS!" to the end of it, and unload on their enemies.

In lowbrow games of Volleying Insults, "this" is one's crotch, indicated with a gesture so the other doesn't miss the point.

Can result in Cluster F-Bomb if the verb happened to be an F Word, or Screw This, I'm Outta Here here if verb was "Screw".

Compare/Contrast with I Will Show You X!, in using someone's own wording in a retort to them, except that I Will Show You X! is more specifically about what the character saying it will DO, whereas in Verb This there's no "I" in it and it could just as easily be referring to some external circumstance. Also compare/contrast with Oh God, with the Verbing!, where the speaker is expressing exasperation with someone's wording and implying that he's heard it too many times already.

Usually doubles as a "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner, Pre-Mortem One-Liner and/or Pre-Asskicking One-Liner as well. Can also be a Bond One-Liner, if "that" is used in place of "this". Can be someone's Moment of Awesome if pulled off properly.

A Fisticuff-Provoking Comment can precede this trope.

Compare I Am the Noun, Shut Up, Hannibal! and Punctuated! For! Emphasis!. Also, Talk to the Fist and I Will Show You X!.

Exemplify This!

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    Anime & Manga This! 
  • Code Geass R2: In the last episode of the English dub, after Anya blows up his unique Knightmare and states "committing to memory", Jeremiah Gottwald yells "MEMORIZE THIS!!" as he jumps out of the Knightmare in a smaller Knightmare, and lands on her robot.
  • Transformers: Energon: TF Wiki keeps what it calls the "pain count," each episode's uses of any piece of the series' repetitive dialogue. Turns out in the Japanese version only, someone will yell "Eat this!" before attacking at least Once an Episode.
  • Naruto Shippuden: Naruto says "Eat THIS!" before slamming a Rasen Shuriken in Kakuzu's back. Much later on, in the manga, he reacts to the Kyuubi's rant on how Naruto will never be able to control his power by yelling "Control THIS!" and ramming him into the ground and throwing a Rasen-Shuriken at him.
  • To date, really any shonen anime uses this, if not a lot. Just know that someone will eventually say "KURAE YAGARE!"
    • Or just "Kurae!", really. (Literally, "eat," but "eat this!" is the meaning when yelled as one word by someone flinging a Kamehame Hadoken at you. Also gets translated as "take this" or "chew on this" or similar for variety's sake, because you will hear it two or three times per fight.)
  • From Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Simon attacks the enemy with a giant drill (just for a change) in a legendary display of Ham-to-Ham Combat:
    Simon: Eat this!!!
    Anti-Spiral: Nnneeeveeerrr!!!
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: Panty Anarchy delivers one of these as a Pre-Mortem One-Liner to the ghost of the week in "The Diet Syndrome".
    Panty: What, thought you could bake all those cakes and not eat 'em too? Choke on this, Pippi Long Titties!
  • In Bleach, Sui-Feng says, "Analyze this." before blasting BG9 with her Bankai, given BG9 frequently talked about his Awesomeness by Analysis.
  • In Tekkonkinkreet, White announces "Light this!" before setting the Alien on fire.

    Asian Animation This! 
  • In the Akis episode "The Artist", Akis' mother shouts "Paint this!" at her daughter when she nearly lunges at her as she is about to give her mom a coat of paint.

    Comic Books This! 
  • Empowered: "Mong this, motherfucker!"
  • Iron Man: Subverted in Iron Man (Vol. 1) #279. When Iron Man confronts the alien overlord Ronan the Accuser, his enemy at one point utters the perfect set-up line "None may defy the judgment of—" to which Iron Man responds with "Judge this!" and gives him all hell with his repulsors at full power (normally enough to level, oh, a medium-sized office building). Unfortunately, this barely manages to make Ronan stagger a single step backward, and he responds, seemingly even without sarcasm: "I find it... insufficient."
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: While Karate Kid is kicking Darkseid in the face he yells:
    "Yeah? Astound this, Stone Face!"
  • Marvel Zombies: In Marvel Zombies 3, Jennifer Kale tells Zombie Deadpool to "Healing factor this!" as she splatters him in the propeller of an airboat.
  • Scooby Apocalypse has this exchange from Issue #23:
    Monster: Suck on your bones!
    Cliffy: Suck on this, you son of a bitch! (stabs monster)
  • Shadowland: During a huge fight with Daredevil, Shang-Chi, Iron Fist, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, Wolverine, ninjas, and all sorts of assorted hand-to-hand and melee fighting, the whole thing is put to a stop by The Punisher, who blows his way into the scene, whips out a machinegun, and declares, "Kung Fu This," before opening fire and putting an end to the fight.

    Comic Strip This! 
  • Calvin and Hobbes: When the male superhero tells the Amazon he's merely toying with her, she answers "Well, toy with this!!" as she brandishes the Hyper-Phase Distortion Blaster before blasting a hole through him.
  • Star Fox: After Slippy Toad escapes captivity, he comes across two of the reptiles at the control center, and one of them says, "Engage invadersssss!"
    Slippy: [grabs the necklace of Knockout Gas beads] Engage this! [tosses the necklace at the foes, knocking them out]

    Fan Work This! 
  • Kuyou Suou in Kyon: Big Damn Hero, when an Alternate Universe version of herself tries to force her to "synchronize" (read: being assimilated):
    Kuyou: Synchronize with that! Activating chibi-mode!
  • From Bajor to the Black, Part II: Eleya blows up a group of Borg drones with an overloaded phaser.
    Eleya: Adapt to that, you son of a whore.
  • Kage includes a rare version where this is done by an Anti-Villain on Hero Antagonists: when Irma and Hay Lin laugh at Jade during their second confrontation, she mutters "Laugh at this, dorks" before she forces them on the defensive with a rain of shuriken.
  • Hinata in Chunin Exam Day. She pulls it off when battling Yoroi, yelling, "Drain this!" - effectively half of what Naruto had said to her prior ("Let's see him drain this!") - while stabbing Yoroi in the stomach three feet through.
  • In the TRON fanfic Triad, Master Control makes an offer to the captive Flynn that he could be a well-placed servant in the User world once Master Control takes over both worlds. Flynn's reply is "Process this" and a one-finger statement.
  • Fate/Harem Antics: After shooting Lancer/Scathach in the leg, Archer/Sir Francis Drake attempts to finish her off with Golden Wild Hunt (a cannon barrage from her fleet of ships) and declares, "Let's see you dodge this with a hole in your leg!" Lancer tries to avoid it despite her injury, but doesn't get far and is saved when Shielder jumps in and blocks the attack with Lord Camelot.
  • In Pokémon Reset Bloodlines, Morana challenges Erika for ownership of her gym. During the battle, Erika remarks that Morana has raised her Pokémon well, but she could use a bit more compassion. Morana's response is to say "Compassion this" and try and have her Abomasnow attack with Sheer Cold. Not that it helps her one bit.
    • In the Steven Interlude sidestory, while Team Zenith admin Taylor struggles to analyze the situation, Ryuga's response is to yell "Analyze THIS!" before sending his Swablu charging at her.
  • This exchange between Pushover and Brainy in the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story "Pushover Pushes Back":
    Brainy: Oh, hello there, Pushover. I was wondering if you could smurf this bucket of trash over to the...
    Pushover: Smurf it yourself, Brainy.
    Brainy: Oh, excuse me, did I hear you say that you want me to smurf the job myself? Because you should know that the mark of a good future leader is the delesmurftion of authority when it comes to...
    Pushover: Delesmurf this. (Picks up Brainy and tosses him across the village with his garbage barrel.)
  • In Potions -- A Bitter Potion To Brew Draco has issues with a driving lesson during Muggle Studies.
    Instructor: Now, boys. Less swearing and shouting, please! Mr Malfoy, please mind your mirrors and indicators.
    Draco: Indicate this. [Hits the indicator and turns the wheel sharply to the right.]
  • The Bugger Anthology: After the nightclub's Health & Safety Violation Alarm gets set off, a Dalek attempts to salvage the situation by telling the fleeing patrons that the alarm was only a drill. One of the guests tells it to "Drill this!" as he bashes its dome with a rock.
  • My Old Kentucky Home:
    Lucius: I am [Voldemort's] living anchor. The one whose life is freely given to grant him mortal form for his immortal empire. We shall prevail! No one shall interfere, not even you Draco. I shall ascend with him and rule over the Earth, no matter what!
    [Tonks, who's impersonating Percy at the time, shifts her arm into a spike and sticks it through Lucius' chest.]
    Tonks-as-Percy: Ascend this asshole!
  • In The Rigmarole Dance Harry sniffs a letter he received from Thomas Slytherin.
    Draco: Sniffing parchment now, Potter? [Makes a rude gesture] Sniff this!

    Films — Animation This! 
  • Strange Magic:
    The Bog King: I don't want the love potion, I want to eradicate it!
    Marianne: Eradicate this!
  • In the Looney Tunes short film, "Bugs and Daffy's Carnival of the Animals", when Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck narrate Ogden Nash's poem about the kangaroo, we get this part:
    Bugs: [recites] "Those with cookbooks..."
    Daffy: [recites back] " well as boomerangs..." Rhyme that!
    Bugs: [finishes] "Prefer him in tasty kangaroo-meringues." [gives a "Take That!" Kiss at Daffy, who looks unamused]
    Daffy: [aside] "Kangaroo-meringues"?!

    Films — Live-Action This! 
  • The Matrix:
  • Memento: When Sammy does the experiment with the electrified objects and gets agitated when he is shocked, the guy conducting the experiment tells him that Sammy's only being tested, to which Sammy responds by flipping him off and saying "Test this, you fucking quack."
  • Star Trek: First Contact:
    Worf: Assimilate this! (shoots recently severed and explosive nav deflector full of Borg Drones and a comm beacon of doom. Ka-blowie.)
  • Analyze This.
  • Pledge This: an awesome movie with super-actress Paris Hilton.
  • Mortal Kombat: The Movie: Sonya vs. Kano:
    Kano: Give it up, baby. I've studied all your moves.
    Sonya: Oh yeah? Study THIS!
  • Team America: World Police: "Hey terrorist. Terrorize this!"
    • When Kim Jong-il feeds Hans Blix to his pet sharks, he comments, "You want inspection? Well, inspect that, you butt-fucking piece of shit!"
  • Evil Dead
  • Big Game has Oskari say "Take this" as he tries to shoot Morris. It ends up being an Epic Fail, though.
  • Die Another Day:
    Miranda Frost: I can read your every move!
    Jinx: Read this! (pins a copy of The Art of War to her chest with a throwing knife) Bitch!
  • The Syfy film Path Of Destruction has the colonel saying this during his Heroic Sacrifice:
    Colonel Thomas Miller: "Dematerialize this."
  • Grease has a particularly nice example. While Rizzo is freaking out because she thinks she might be pregnant we get this nice scene:
    Rizzo: Don't start with me!
    Kenickie: Alright fine, well how about I finish with you huh?
    Rizzo: Finish this! (throws milkshake in his face)
  • Variation in Spaceballs: The villain, at first just passive-aggressively sniping at his overly cautious underling, finally decides he's had enough when Colonel Sandurz tries to prepare the ship for Ludicrous Speed:
    Dark Helmet: Give me that, you petty excuse for an officer! (on loudspeaker) Now hear this! Ludicrous Speed!
    Colonel Sandurz: Sir, hadn't you better buckle up?
    Dark Helmet: Ah, buckle this! Ludicrous Speed, GO!
  • Aliens When an alien is trying to open the doors to the APC:
    Hicks: (inserts shotgun into mouth) Eat THIS!
  • The Rock:
    Goodspeed: (shoves Deadly Gas pellet into mouth) Eat that, you fuck!
  • So Bad, It's Good slasher flick, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 has the following exchange before Ricky dispatches Mother Superior with a fire axe.
    Mother Superior: I am your Mother Superior! As I raised you from a child, I order you to drop that weapon and take your punishment!
    Ricky: No more punishment!
    Mother Superior: You are being very very naughty!
    Ricky: Naughty THIS!
  • Iron Man:
  • The Scorpion King: "Catch This!"
  • The first Blade movie.
    Badguy Mook: Go fuck yourself.
    Blade: (producing gun) Why don't you fuck this!
  • In Child's Play 2, Chucky takes out his aggression (and boy does he have aggression!) on a Good Guy doll by saying "Hug this!" before bludgeoning it.
    • Curse of Chucky has Chucky on the receiving end of this trope from a now Genre Savvy Andy, who has a shotgun at the ready when he emerges from his box.
      Andy: Play with this.
  • X-Men Film Series
    • A variation occurs towards the end of X-Men: The Last Stand, Wolverine is fighting one-on-one against a mutant with regenerating limbs. After the third or fourth attempt at dismemberment, he changes tack and kicks his adversary in the crotch instead, remarking:
      Wolverine: Grow those back.
    • This might be a homage to "[verb] these!" being Wolverine's catchphrase in the '90s, as noted below.
    • In X-Men: First Class, Shaw to Darwin, before killing him. Specifically: "adapt to this."
  • Spawn (1997): Eat THIS!
  • Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies: "Emancipate this!"
  • The print ads for the Pauly Shore movie Jury Duty had the tagline "Sequester This!"
  • The Exorcist spoof at the beginning of Scary Movie 2 finishes like this:
    Possessed-totally-not-Regan-MacNeil: Your moms suck cocks in hell!
    Older priest: Suck on this. (Boom, Headshot!)
  • In Terminator Genisys, after John Connor/T-3000 boasts that he will not stop until Skynet rules the world, Sarah Connor says, "Rule this!" and shoots him with a rocket launcher.
  • A particularly good one crops up in Die Hard when John McClane desperately tries to persuade Hans Gruber to call off his mooks from machine-gunning the SWAT Team instead of letting them retreat after a failed attempt to force entry. Gruber promises to "take that under advisement" and proceeds to ignore it. McClane then takes matters into his own hands with some purloined C4, muttering, "Take this under advisement!"
  • In Addams Family Values, when Debbie Jellinsky shows the family slideshows about her second husband, a senator who loved his state and his country, she quotes his words:
    Debbie: [imitates her second husband] "Sorry, Debbie, no Mercedes this year. We have to set an example." Oh yeah? Set this!
    [next slide shows the car driving toward the senator in panic]
  • Rewind This, a documentary film about the rise and fall of the VHS format.
  • In A Man Called Nereus, a Bound and Gagged man begs, "Let me explain." His executioner says, "Explain this" and shoots him.
  • Massacre at Central High: When Jane makes fun of Mark, Theresa says, "Ignore it." Jane says, "Ignore this!" and slaps her.
  • Said by Mrs. Wilkins in Doctor at Large, before she attempts to throw a jug at Dr. Sparrow:
    Mrs. Wilkins: Call yourself a doctor? Well, doctor this!

    Literature This! 
  • The Animorphs like using this one.
    Marco: Negotiate this. *punches Visser Three in the face*
  • In Halo: The Fall of Reach, Captain Keyes tries to destroy a Covenant stealth spaceship with Archer missiles. After the missiles prove to be of no use, he mutters "Try and jam this." before running his ship into the smaller craft.
  • In Monster Hunter International, during a fight against a French vampire, Owen says "Parley-vous this, motherfucker".
  • In the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith novelization, Anakin's internal thoughts towards Mace Windu denying him the rank of Master.
    Anakin: Go ahead and Vapaad this you-!
  • In Mindblind, Nathaniel's mom asks, "Was that a sense of humor I just glimpsed?" Nathaniel starts talking about how she can't "glimpse" something auditory. His mom says "Glimpse this!" and tosses a bag of potato chips at him.

    Live-Action TV This! 
  • Played straight by Londo in Babylon 5:
    Centauri Bureaucrat: I'll be in touch. *ends call*
    Londo: Touch this. (He pokes himself in the ribs, where Centauri males keep their six... well, you know, implying the equivalent of the crotch-presentation gesture mentioned in the synopsis.)
  • The Boys (2019). In "Over The Hill With the Swords of a Thousand Men", Homelander meets Butcher and does some Evil Gloating about how he had pancakes with Butcher's ex-wife that morning. Butcher gleefully responds, "Eat this!" and gets a telekinetic Supe to pancake Homelander under a ton of rubble.
  • Breaking Bad:
    • Walter White tends to use this when enraged. When quitting his job at the car wash in "Pilot", he tears several products off of the shelves, grabs his crotch, and shouts, "WIPE DOWN THIS!" before storming out.
    • In "I. F. T.", he also shouts, while grabbing his crotch again, "I'VE GOT YOUR RESTRAINING ORDER RIGHT HERE! RESTRAIN THIS!"
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Buffy vs. The Initiative: "Target has been contained!" "Contain this." PUNCH!!
    • From "Living Conditions":
      Buffy: So then she's like, 'It's share-time.' And I'm like, 'Oh yeah? Share this!' [mimes some incredibly bad (especially for Buffy) face-punching]
      Oz: So either you hit her, or did your crazy mime routine.
  • Doctor Who:
    • "The Age of Steel": "Yeah, well, upgrade this!"
    • "The Sontaran Stratagem": Courtesy of the Doctor, shortly before bouncing a shuttlecock off a wall into a Sontaran's weak spot.
      General Staal: We stare into the face of death!
      The Doctor: Uh-huh? Well, stare at this.
    • "Journey's End", after a Dalek makes a comment about not feeling anything.
      Jack: Feel this. [repeatedly shoots the Dalek, to no effect]
      [later, once Jack has got himself a better gun]
      Jack: As I think I said before... FEEL THIS! [BOOM!]
    • In "The Time of Angels", an image that holds a Weeping Angel becomes itself an Angel, and the one in the TV is starting to attack. Cue Amy's "hold this" along with the most epic use of a pause button ever.
  • Friends: Happens when Joey's soap character is killed off when, in an interview, he insults the writers and claims he writes his own lines.
    Writer: Yeah, well, write this, jerkweed!
  • Married... with Children: Kelly is in an archery competition and is trying to shoot an apple off her brother's head. She's so touched that he volunteers that she realises she can't risk it and forfeits the game, congratulating her opponent on winning.
    Opponent: Knew you couldn't do it, candy-ass.
    Kelly: ...Candy this. (shoots apple off Bud's head without looking, reducing Bud to a shell-shocked drooling mental case in the process)
  • From the first episode of NYPD Blue: "Ipso this, you prissy little bitch!"
  • Power Rangers:
    • In Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, after the Chameliac Warrior gives the Rangers a beating by copying their moves and weapons, they proceed to confuse him exchanging their fighting styles. Once they've got him against the ropes, Leo calls his Astro Cycle and says "Chameliac this!" before riding at him.
    • In Power Rangers S.P.D., Future Sam, the Omega Ranger, is confronted with mirror-themed villain Morticon, who has trapped his fellow Rangers in his mirrors. Future Sam says this before he lands a well-placed punch on Morticon's mirrors to free his comrades:
    • Power Rangers Operation Overdrive has this exchange between Blue Ranger Dax, Red Ranger Mack, and the Monster of the Week in "Lights, Camera, Dax":
      Dax: Thanks, Mack!
      Mack: I'll cover you!
      Scaletex: Cover this!
    • Power Rangers Dino Charge gets a quote from Chase, the Black Parasaur Ranger, when he is snapped out of mind control. He was under command of the alien outlaw Spellbinder, who was using a special pendant to control Chase. Spellbinder commanded Chase to destroy his fellow Ranger, Shelby, but she managed to kick a skateboard underneath his feet. Chase focuses the best when on a skateboard, so it allowed him to regain his free will. He says this before turning his Dino Morpher Blaster on Spellbinder and shooting his control pendant:
      Chase: Command this.
  • Scrubs has a subversion:
    Turk: That was a finder's fee!
    J.D.: Oh yeah? Well, find this!
    Carla: You know you're supposed to grab your crotch when you say that.
    J.D.: Wouldn't that hurt?
  • In the Starsky & Hutch episode "Moonshine," Starsky tells a group of moonshiners, "You're under arrest." One of them fires into the air and says, "Arrest this!"
  • Stranger Things: The Season 3 finale has the Party and the other teens confronting the Mind Flayer by throwing fireworks at it, with Lucas shouting out "Flay this, you piece of shit!" at one point.
  • In an episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, the Tipton staff and the boys are seen practising for the bowling tournament against the Saint-Marc hotel staff, and happen to run into their rivals in the bowling alley. When their enemy's brutal member throws a strike and is rewarded with a schnitzel, Zack replies "Oh yeah? Schnitzel this" as it is his turn.
    • And in its spinoff The Suite Life On Deck, Bailey does this to London when the latter embarrasses the former on her webshow.
      London: I don't understand your crazy robot talk.
      Bailey: Understand this!
      (Bailey breaks the camera and leaves in a huff)
  • Ultraman Z unleashes his finishers and powers it up with the phrase "Chew on this!" In Japanese, this translates to Haruki crying out "Chesto!"
  • Young Blades: In the first episode, Gerard's response to "Kneel and kiss the dust [Mazarin] might deign to tread" is "Kiss this." Leads to him getting arrested and his father getting murdered in a stunning display of Disproportionate Retribution.

    Music This! 

    Newspaper Comics This! 
  • Parodied in Calvin and Hobbes, where Calvin is reading a parody of a '90s Dark and Gritty Superhero Comic, featuring such scintillating dialogue as:
    Foolish Amazon! I am only toying with you!
    YEAH?? Well toy with this!!
  • One Garfield goes like this:
    Jon: Well, here we are in beautiful Guano Guano, guys! Look, a native! Aloha dude!!
    Islander: [Off panel] Aloha THIS!note 
    Jon: Uh, must be an obscure Guano Guano greeting.
    Garfield: No, I think that's pretty universal.
    • One of the earliest arcs saw Garfield be angry for the entire week. In the Friday strip, Jon tries to calm him down by bringing up the concept of free floating anxiety, to which Garfield replies, "FREE-FLOAT THIS!" and throws his bowl of cat food in Jon's face.

    Professional Wrestling This! 

    Puppet Shows This! 
  • A Running Gag with Miss Piggy, usually followed by a karate chop.
    Kermit: Miss Piggy, I can explain.
    Miss Piggy: Oh, yeah?! Well, explain this! HIIIIIIIII-YAH!!!!

    Theater This! 
  • Done self-consciously in Back to the Eighties.
    Feargal: These are not just hands; they are defensive weapons.
    Michael: Yeah? Well defend this!

    Video Games This! 
  • The fourth level of the first Marathon game is called "Defend THIS!" It is focused on activating the titular ship's defence mechanisms (which somehow aid you in the level before they are activated).
  • Halo:
    • Bungie made "Defend THIS!" (originating from Marathon) into the name of an achievement in Halo 3, and there is a medal in Halo: Reach called "Reload This!"
    • Graffiti that reads "glass this," alluding to the Covenant's habit of plasma-bombarding planets, can be found around New Mombasa in Halo 3: ODST.
  • Near the very end of Destroy All Humans!!, just after Crypto has defeated Silhouette, she goes on about how Majestic is all over the world, and as long as Majestic exists, they will resist the Furon invasion. Crypto doesn't think so, and proceeds to stomp on the fatally wounded human, to finish her off.
    Silhouette: We will continue to resist you!
    Crypto: Resist this. *squish*
  • At the end of Headhunter: Redemption, Leeza shouts "Compute this!" to the AI final boss, before delivering the Coup de Grâce.
  • At least two random bits of dialogue in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 qualify for this. Rebel soldiers sometimes tell the Imperials, who have gotten in the habit of calling them "Rebel scum" frequently, to "Rebel scum this!", in a similar vein, Imperial Stormtroopers, when encountering Obi-wan, sometimes say "It's Obi-wan! Shall we put a disturbance in his Force?"
  • In Kingdom Hearts, Sephiroth LOVES to say this. Over. And over.
  • Following up on the Sephiroth example, Dissidia Final Fantasy fighters frequently use Verb This in their battle quotes, mostly as "Take this!" but Lightning shares "Dodge this!" with Sephiroth. Golbez, however, is the only one who says "Endure this!" before he blasts you with electricity.
  • [PROTOTYPE]: "Regenerate this."
  • Tales of Monkey Island:
    • In Chapter 1:
      LeChuck: Do ya mind? I be in the middle of an unholy ceremony here!
      Guybrush: Unholy THIS! (attacks)
      Elaine: "Unholy this"?
      Guybrush: Yeah, I know, but he didn't give me much to work with.
    • And in Chapter 4:
      Guybrush: LeChuck! My new best pal! How'd you get out of jail?
      LeChuck: Oh, the guard was more than happy to release me once I convinced him that it was the only way to win Elaine's hand in Unholy Matrimony.
      Guybrush: (confused) Wait. Unholy what?
      LeChuck: Unholy THIS! (stabs Guybrush with the Cutlass of Kaflu)
  • Also referenced in the fourth episode of Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse:
    Max: Unholy THIS!
    Sam: What's that, little buddy?
    Max: I don't know. I heard it in a video game.
  • Persona 4's Superboss.
    Margaret: Withstand this!
  • Lunar: Eternal Blue Complete, Hiro when using a sword technique.
    Hiro: Dodge THIS!
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3:
    • Dark Phoenix's fireball spam. "Dodge THIS!"
    • Also said by Morrigan in her Finishing Shower Hyper Combo, which here is a Macross Missile Massacre instead of the Beam Spam from previous games.
  • During the Final Boss battle of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite:
  • In Team Fortress 2, several of the Scout and Sniper's domination lines are in the form of "[Verb] that!"
    Scout: (to Demoman) "Blow that up, cyclops!"
    Sniper: (To Heavy) "Dodge that! Ya fat jigglin' butterball!"
  • In GTA Radio, one of V-ROCK's taglines is "New Wave this, pal! This is V-ROCK!"
  • The snarky clown in Grim Fandango replies to Manny's request to "Twist me up one of them" (balloon animals) with "Yeah, yeah. Twist this, a'right?" He'll still go ahead and make whatever Manny asks for.
  • In the NES version of Uninvited:
    "Drink this!" you say, as you splash the water on the spirit!
  • Sam & Max Season 1: Episode 6 - Bright Side of the Moon has Sam yell this to Hugh Bliss, the Season Big Bad, just as he's about to be boiled alive by a rocket engine.
    Sam: Hey, Hugh Bliss! Separate this!
  • In Final Fantasy X-2, Gippal says "Dodge this!" when using Bullseye.
  • In the Pixel Remaster of Final Fantasy IV, after Sandy casts Reflect on Cindy, Mindy says, "Reflect this!" before casting the Delta Attack.
  • In Overwatch, D.Va says "Nerf this!" loud enough for everyone to hear upon activating her ultimate ability. Good thing, it's probably the easiest way to know when to run from the ensuing explosion. Lampshaded in Heroes of the Storm, where poking D.Va can have her say "I know I say "NERF THIS!" a lot, but please don't actually Nerf this, okay?".
  • Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail!: Uttered frequently by the narrator whenever you try an action in the wrong place.
  • Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 Episode 5: In the final battle with Romeo Jesse says "Administrate this".
  • Stellaris has this possible exchange if one tries to contact the Unbidden:
    Xenophile empire: Tell us about yourselves. Help us understand you.
    Unbidden: ...understand... this... you are food...
  • Red Dead Redemption II: During the camp interaction, Micah Bell starts antagonizing Charles Smith by sneering, "Hey redskin, go get me something to eat!" Charles, usually stoic, dares him to repeat it again, and Micah does repeat it... only for Charles to flat-out knock him down while growling, "Eat that!"
  • In Until Dawn, if Emily survives her encounter with the wendigo in the mines but gets bitten by it, the other characters, mistakenly believing that the wendigo curse is The Virus and that she's now a Zombie Infectee, can argue over whether or not to kill her, with Ashley saying they should, Sam saying that they shouldn't, and Mike, as the one with the gun, casting the deciding vote. Either way, you discover soon after, by reading the Stranger's diary, that the curse is not transmitted through bites. If Emily is still alive, she lets Ashley have it for saying that they should kill her on the basis of what turned out to be bad evidence, in pure Alpha Bitch fashion.
    Ashley: Please, Emily, please just try to understand-
    Emily: Understand the palm of my hand, bitch. <cue massive Bitch Slap that knocks Ashley to the floor>
  • Goodman's victory quote against himself in NEOGEO Battle Coliseum is "Ponder this!"
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda: A hypothetical version is raised by Vetra Nyx, who mentions in the aftergame that Ryder's squad are getting guns named after them. She's looking forward to the idea of going "Nyx this!" But she admits it might need some work.

    Webcomics This! 

    Web Original This! 
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd: Near the end of the Star Trek episode, the Nerd is ready to blast the NES game to bits with a gun, but after a few seconds he decides not to, saying that the game designers "did the best they could, given the circumstances" but should get their entertainment someplace else. Then we get this exchange with a Metron that even surprises the Nerd:
    Metron: By sparing that fucking game, you have demonstrated the advanced restraint of mercy.
    AVGN: Mercy this, motherfucker! (shoots the Metron)
  • A CollegeHumor short named "Cell Phone Reunion" where iPhone and BlackBerry start fighting. At one point, BlackBerry says, "At least I know what I'm hitting. Look at you. Ooh. Touch-screen. Look at my touch-screen. I've got something you can touch." *grabs crotch* "Right here!" *points at it with his other hand* "Dial this up!"
  • Monkey Wrench: In "Ghost Egg", Scratch repeatedly calls Shrike his amigo while trying to shake him down for his passenger Nobert. When Shrike manages to turn the tables on Scratch and get rid of him, he shouts "Amigo that, pendejo!" while Flipping the Bird in Scratch's direction.

    Western Animation This! 
  • Frylock vs. in Aqua Teen Hunger Force But it comes in this decorative tin!
    Frylock: Decorate this! (blasts tin out of's hand with his laser eyes)
  • The Batman vs. Dracula has Alfred essentially recreating the Matrix example by shooting Dracula in the head with Batman's vampirism-cure needles and saying, "Bite this!" It doesn't work.
  • Final Space: Bolo in "And Into the Fire" when he's beating down the reptile Titan:
    "FEEL THAT!"
  • Coop from Megas XLR, during his fight with the R.E.G.I.S. Mk. V, who refused to stay down no matter how much Coop wailed on it.
    R.E.G.I.S. Mk. V: The R.E.G.I.S. Mk. V mocks your futile attempts at destroying it.
    Coop: Mock this! (slams random button on controls)
  • Miraculous Ladybug: Cat Noir pulls one in "Robustus":
    Cat Noir: Analyze this!
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Understated in "The Cutie Map - Part 2". What Fluttershy says to Starlight Glimmer as she's trying to splash her with a bucket is technically "Then how do you explain THIS?!", but with her soft voice you mostly hear the emphasized end, sounding like "explain THIS!"
  • The Penguins of Madagascar: Private gives us this little gem after Kowalski tells him how good he is at detecting things:
    Private: Detect THIS!
  • The Powerpuff Girls (1998): In "Mommy Fearest", when the girls grow wise to Sedusa's plan to marry the Professor and have them grounded so they can't stop her from committing crime.
    Bubbles: Nice try, Sedusa, but the game's over!
    Sedusa: Ha! Never! I'll just sweet-talk that sap of a professor. He'll believe me, and you bug-eyed creeps'll be grounded forever! (laughs evilly)
    Bubbles: Ground THIS!
    (cue beatdown)
  • Spoofed in ReBoot's episode "Firewall".
    PC Santa Claus: Ho ho ho!
    Killer snowman Enzo: Hohoho this!
  • Regular Show:
    • In "Skunked", after Rigby is sprayed by a wereskunk, he begins slowly becoming one himself. At the episode's climax, the original wereskunk says that he and Rigby will split the blame for their actions 50/50, but an almost fully-transformed Rigby has acquired the tomato paste that will cure them both and is about to smash the can with a sledgehammer:
      Rigby: Split this.
    • At the climax of "Silver Dude" before Mordecai and Rigby destroy Silver Dude's boombox:
      Mordecai and Rigby: Ya wanna remix? Well, remix this!
  • The Simpsons episode that recounts the story of how Lisa got her saxophone has this exchange:
    Homer: Lisa! Stop playing that saxophone!
    Lisa: But I need to practice everyday.
    Homer: Oh, I'll practice you!
    Lisa: You'll "practice me?" What's that supposed to mean? Some sort of threat? Continues playing
    Homer: D'oh!
    • In "Mother Simpson," when Bart says that since his grandmother missed holidays and other special occasions that warranted a gift, he calculates that she owes him $22,000 to which Homer responds "I'll Kwanzaa you!" and strangles him.
  • In one interview on Space Ghost Coast to Coast Space Ghost talks to a pest exterminator. Treating him like a superhero (which he does with all his guests) SG asks him if he has any witty one-liners he says while fighting bugs. The exterminator says "Take this." Space Ghost tests it out, decides he likes it, and asks if he can use it.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V", when Barnacle Boy gets fed up with Mermaid Man treating him like a child despite them both being old men and getting him a Pipsqueak Patty instead of a regular Krabby Patty, on the grounds that a Krabby Patty is too big for him:
    Mermaid Man: Your Pipsqueak is getting cold. Shall I feed you?
    Barnacle Boy: [slapping the patty out of Mermaid Man's hand] Feed this, old man!
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil: In "St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses", Star finds a poster that reads, "Embrace a Princess Mentality, Wash Away Your Individuality". Enraged, she screams, "Embrace this!" and attacks it.
  • Steven Universe
    • In the episode "The Answer", two Rubies (gem on left shoulder and gem on right hand) are squabbling about who's going to punch the rebel gems the hardest once they arrive. "Our" Ruby (left palm) tries to be a smartass about it, but it backfires.
      Ruby (Left palm) Oh, come on. We'll punch them together when we fuse. That's why they sent, uh, three of us.
      Ruby (Left shoulder) THREE THIS! (punches Left palm Ruby)
    • Used again in the episode "Off Colors" by Lars as he destroys a Robonoid with a rock. It promptly explodes, slamming Lars into a wall from where he falls a good distance to the ground, killing him instantly. He gets better.
      Lars: EAT THIS!
  • Teen Titans (2003):
    • Less heroic example: Cyborg, telling his robotic counterpart (he was disguised as "Stone" in order to infiltrate H.I.V.E. Academy) "Booyah this!"
    • Can't forget Robin during the Apprentice arc. "MOTIVATE THIS!"
    • Or Starfire when she saved her friends from the Cironielian Chrysalis Eater. "Devour THIS!"
  • ThunderCats Roar: In "Panthro Plagiarized", when Vultureman steals Panthro's invention and accuses Panthro of being the one copying him, Panthro says, "Copy this!" before attacking him.
  • Done in El Tigre by Frida Suarez when she is told to install a censor.
    Frida: Install this!
  • Transformers: Beast Wars: In the series finale, Optimus Primal and Megatron face off on the bridge of the Nemesis.
    Megatron: Oh well, come on, let's have it. The usual "destiny and honor" speech.
    Optimus: Speech this. (punch)
  • In Transformers: Prime after insulting his doctoring skills, Starscream tells Knock Out callously to continue buffing the comatose Megatron; they want him his best for the memorial. Obviously being a children's show (or a children's time slot, anyway), Knock Out cannot visibly "up yours" Starscream, but he makes a vague gesture with his right hand reminiscent of it, and you get the idea.
    Knock Out: Buff this.
  • In the first episode of Xiaolin Showdown, Omi demands the new Xiaolin recruit Raimundo treat him with respect. He then responds with "respect this!" and pantses him. Later in the episode, Omi does the same thing to distract and defeat Jack Spicer.
  • X-Men: The Animated Series:
    • For Wolverine, it's "[Verb] these." Here instead of in Comic Books because, while he probably says it at least once in everything, it was practically a Catchphrase in this '90s cartoon.
    • A Sentinel orders Gambit to stand aside in order to "apprehend" Jubilee. He punctuates his response with a playing card to the face.

    Real Life This! 
  • The program Hijack This has an appropriate title as a response to computer hijackers.
  • At the height of Hype Backlash over Hip-Hop in The '80s, when there was controversy over sampling and copyrights, "Sample This" T-shirts were popular.
  • The programming language Python has an easter egg that you can activate by typing "import this". The origin (which makes it clear that this trope was intended) is explained here.
  • Prior to the mid-1980s, psychiatrists assumed that multiple personality was invariably a crippling mental disorder that required integration to become "healthy". And since the prevailing narratives in professional and popular literature — mostly by male therapists telling of their heroic work with female-body MP clients — for "healthy," read Stay in the Kitchen. In 1986, Truddi Chase published When Rabbit Howls, detailing the Troops' decision to form a cooperating Split-Personality Team instead. A "pro-choice on integration" movement began among MP clients and some therapists. Newsletters like Many Voices carried ads for clothing, jewelry etc. made by multiple clients. One of the most popular was a shirt which had printed on the back "INTEGRATE THIS", with an arrow pointing downward.

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D.Va's Self-Destruct

D.Va's ultimate ability causes her to activate her mecha's self-destruct sequence, dealing huge amounts of damage to nearby enemies upon detonation.

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