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  • Averted Trope in the original 300 graphic novel, and former Trope Namer. No emphasis was placed on this sentence when Leonidas kicks the messenger into the well. Just, "This is Sparta."
  • Supergirl:
    • The titular heroine does this in Many Happy Returns when she scares super-villain Rebel away.
      Supergirl: Oh... and Rebel...
      Rebel: Yeah?
      Supergirl: I have eyes that can see through solid matter. I have ears that can hear your slightest word... Your heartbeat... Your breathing... You do anything that hurts others... I will find you... and you won't like it. Do we have an understanding? Do. We. Have. An. Understanding?
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    • The Supergirl from Krypton When Superman sees Artemis about to strike his cousin Kara with her sword, he neck-lifts the Amazon and growls at her:
      Superman: Don't. Touch. Her.
    • Combined with Big "SHUT UP!" in Who Is Superwoman by Kara when Reactron gloats about making her an orphan.
      Reactron: And lemme tell you— It felt so good putting that hole in your daddy's ches—
      Supergirl: (bludgeoning him) SHUT— UP!
  • In Alan Moore's Supreme, the unseen villain The End says everything like this, each word being afforded its own speech bubble. For example, when addressing some lesser rogues gallery members: "YOU." "ARE." "SPECKS." "GO." "AWAY." They promptly fled the room.
  • Justified in The Long Halloween, as Catwoman is currently trying to kick the ever-living crap out of Batman for foiling her first attempted robbery of the Maroni family:
    Catwoman: I!—don't!—have!—time!—for! THIS!
  • The Avengers:
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    • The climax of "Standoff" gives us this gem from Captain America:
      Captain America: Stand. Your. Ground.
    • In issue #124, Black Panther does one to an incarcerated supervillain when he needs instructions on how to use his weapon:
      Black Panther: Van Lunt, I swear to you that lives of everyone on this planet are at stake! We — Need — This — Weapon!
      Van Lunt: Well—, when you put it like that—! I guess... I won't be needing it anyway.
    • In Mighty Avengers #23, when Iron Man shows up to lead the new Mighty Avengers at Wundagore (which is being besieged by Chthon in Quicksilver's body), an upset Hank Pym (now the Wasp) demands a good reason to allow Tony Stark ("the man who fought Captain America in the Civil War. Who sent the Hulk to outer space and pitted him against the world. Who gave the Skrulls all they needed to invade the Earth") take over. His response:
      Iron Man: Three words. You're. Hank. Pym.
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  • The DCU supervillain Dr. Light delivers one in Identity Crisis when he realizes the full extent of the Cerebus Retcon.
    Dr. Light: I-I remember. You. Took. My. Mind!
  • In Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes' mother talks down her son and Guy Gardner after they start a Let's You and Him Fight.
    Bianca Reyes: Is that a giant green fist?
    Guy Gardner: Um—
    Bianca Reyes: Is. That. A. Giant. Green. Fist?
  • Deadpool in Cable & Deadpool #42:
    Deadpool: "Must…useShatner…voice…to…reach…STATUE!"
  • In Justice League of America, Blue Beetle Ted Kord has this to say when Batman punches Guy Gardner out: "One punch! ONE! PUNCH!"
  • Final Crisis:
    Darkseid: "I. AM. THE. NEW. GOD."
  • Near the end of Empowered, volume four. Combined with "World of Cardboard" Speech, and delivered while the title character is laying the smack-down on Fleshmaster:
    Empowered: Unlike you, _____, I do this stupid, stupid job because—
    Empowered: BECAUSE
    Empowered: THIS
    Empowered: IS
    Empowered: WHAT
    Empowered: I
    Empowered: AM!!!
  • Spider-Man:
    • In Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #1
      Spider-Man: Dude, seriously. Do! Not! Throw! Cars! At! Me!
    • Later:
      Peter Parker: I'd. Like. To. Have. A. Cup. Of. Coffee. Right. Now.
    • During the Civil War story, when J. Jonah Jameson hears that Spider-Man has told the world that he's Peter Parker, he says to Robbie Robertson "Tell me you didn't know about this." Robbie doesn't answer right away, but Jonah, barely containing his fury, interrupts him. "Tell me. You didn't. Know."
  • In one issue of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, he gets a distress call from General Immortus. When he gets there, he finds Ancient Greek troops, with red capes, spears, and everything, have captured the General. They attack him.
    Batman: THIS-IS-NOT-SPARTAAA! (chestkick)
  • The Flash villain the Turtle speaks like this. "I... heard... about... his... mother... in... the tabloids... Golden..." "Glider, Golden Glider! Cripes, old man, talk!"
  • Transmetropolitan: "My. Column. F!@#ing. Where. Is."
  • Invincible Iron Man #10.
    Pepper Potts: (throwing a fit in her office at Stark Enterprises) WHAT — DO — YOU — WANT — ME — TO — DO?! (tosses her chair on a control panel on a wall, which opens and reveals the Rescue armor)
  • X-Men:
    • The Dark Phoenix Saga: Used by Jean Grey upon her transformation into Dark Phoenix.
      Dark Phoenix: "I am fire! And life incarnate! Now and forever! I! Am! PHOENIX!!"
    • Joss Whedon gave us this moment with Colossus in his run of Astonishing X-Men: "I am not made of steel. Rage! I am made! Of! RAGE!"
  • In Judge Dredd's "Judgement Day" arc, Johnny Alpha delivers this line to Sadu while blasting zombies:
    Sadu, how many times do I have to tell you? I'm *blam!* on *blam!* your *blam!* side! *blam*.
  • Robin: When Tim and Zo finaly go on their second date after he's made excuses and canceled on her at the last minute for weeks he manages to fall asleep during it. On a roller coaster. She is not at all pleased with him for falling asleep during their date:
    Zoanne: You fell asleep on a roller coaster!
    Tim: I’m sorry, Zo! I was up late and-
    Zoanne: You. Fell. Asleep. On. A. Roller. Coaster!
  • This is how Swamp Thing's drawn out, slow speech pattern is represented.
    Swamp Thing: I don't... know... where to... go.
  • Wanda in the Secret Wars (2015) tie-in House of M after her brother Pietro stages a coup: "Pietro! What! Have! You! Done?!" and "I want! To talk! To my brother!
  • Examples in the licensed Friday the 13th comics:
    Laura: You. Can't. Get. M—
    • Used by Jason's mother in Jason X Special as her spirit helps him to escape.
    Pamela Voorhees: Look! They have imprisoned you! I. Won't. Let. That. Stand!!!
  • When Metroplex was first introduced in IDW's run of The Transformers, each word not only got its own punctuation mark, it got its own speech bubble, too. This was dropped by The Transformers: Dark Cybertron, possibly due to how much it limited his ability to talk.
  • The Incredibles: Elastigirl does this to the Ungorilla.
    Elastgirl: You. Interrupted. A family. Discussion.
  • Ultimate Spider-Man: Kingpin had to leave the country once the news of his murder of Mr. Big became public. His lawyer can fix this but it will take time. He said that it was not good enough. When the lawyer insisted, the Kingpin remarked "Not! Good! Enough!"
    • It actually has plenty examples of this trope like these:
      • ANY! QUESTIONS! ABOUT! THE ASSIGNMENT!
      • YOU! PEOPLE! SUCK!
  • Sonic Universe had an example when Relic the Pika stood between Shadow the Hedgehog and the Master Emerald, and Shadow just coldly says to her, "Get. Out. Of. My. Way!"
  • The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck: In "The Dream of a Lifetime" extra chapter, the Beagle Boys invade Scrooge McDuck's dreams. After beating last Beagle Boy up, Scrooge growls:
    Scrooge: "Get—Out—Of—My—Dream!"
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