I'll do anything you want. Please don't kill me. You've got it wrong, miss. You'll do anything we want and then we'll kill you. The usual response is, "Anything? If the other is ready to listen, expect to be doing anything. A particularly cruel villain will take the pleading character at their word, extort something out of them that they'd never agree to otherwise , and then gloat and commit the atrocity anyway.
Hope against hope that it won't cross over into Scarpia Ultimatum or even worse territory. Related to Ain't Too Proud to Beg , but this trope is more about paying any price, while the other is more about giving up pride and defiance.
It shows up a lot in porn and slash fiction. Compare Deal with the Devil , in which this is often Satan's cue. May be followed by I'm Thinking It Over! Compare Villains Want Mercy. It turns out, however, that this Ishtar person is actually a girl named Yuri and she's already the concubine of a Hitite prince, so she makes Alexandra her Lady-in-Waiting instead. Italy says this when Germany finds him in a tomato box. Played for Laughs , obviously.
Played for laughs in Bakemonogatari: Broken Bird Rin Sohma offers to sleep with her cousin Shigure if he tells her how to break the curse of the clan. He declines said offer. Komari pleads with Yukio to sponsor her, insisting that she'll do anything to return the favor. Young Haruka begs this to her mother in an attempt to get the latter to not leave the former.
Kumiko pushes Haruka onto the ground, tells her that she wishes she never gave birth to her, and leaves her anyway. When she begs Yutaka in person not to say anything about it, Hiyori has an Imagine Spot where Izumi says the trope name to a guy who's apparently willing to take her up on the offer.
The real Izumi feels Yutaka should pick her friends more carefully Tatewaki Kuno has a wish granting sword and Ranma female offers to do "anything" if he uses the wish for her. Ranma of course intends to first get the wish and so become permanently male before paying up- thus being safe from any shenanigans- but Kuno asks for a kiss first.
Ranma just can't do it. In a storyline involving the malicious Cheerleader, Mariko Konjo, she offers Kuno the chance to do anything with her. Kuno thinks about it, and simply doodles on her angering all the school boys who were hoping he'd do something perverted. Yumi's best friend Hanabi has been bloodily murdered and her Token Mini-Moe other companions Akari and Kogari have been kidnapped. Fed up with the indifference of her brothel's owner and already embittered from her Dark and Troubled Past , Yumi offers herself to Shishio whom she had Belligerent Sexual Tension with up until then and says she'll be his lover in exchange for both revenge and the surviving girls's rescue.
Shishio accepts the deal, fulfills his part with the aid of the Juppongatana, and from then on Yumi is his Dark Mistress. If it's my body, you can do anything you want with me. In the first episode of Samurai Champloo , Fuu says this to the man guarding our heroes who are due to be executed.
The guard is rather annoyed to find that doesn't include sex. Lampshaded in one instance of the latter; Yuuko warns a customer desperate to have a magical photograph that shows her pushing another woman off a cliff destroyed that "one shouldn't say 'I'll pay anything' quite so easily.
In today's society, with the prevalence of camera phones, security cameras, live TV broadcasts, and the like, she's essentially doomed herself to solitary house arrest for the rest of her life. GX , the mercenary duelist Titan becomes trapped in a hellish dimension after losing a Shadow Duel to Judai. After he makes this plea, Kagemaru hears him, rescues him, and gives him supernatural powers as a member of the Seven Stars.
Unfortunately for Titan, he later loses to Asuka—after making a Hannibal Lecture that she refuses to believe—and is banished back to the place. He isn't seen again. Comic Books In the first Cerebus comic to feature Red Sophia, in which she offers it to him after he beats her it a sword fight she attacked In the opening of V for Vendetta , the heroine is arrested for prostitution, the punishment for which is left to the arresting officer's discretion.
She makes this offer. The policemen explain that yes, she will do anything—then they'll kill her. She is only saved by the arrival of V.
X-Men villain Nimrod was badly damaged and needed to be repaired. In one alternate future, it attacked the home of Storm and Forge who are married with two kids in this timeline. After killing Storm, it threatened to kill her and Forge's daughter. Forge tearfully begged Nimrod to spare her, promising that he would do anything. Present-day Forge, watching these events, is horrified that his future self aided Nimrod but acknowledges that if his daughter were threatened like that he would have done the same thing.
Jokes An old joke involves a man in the desert who is so desperate for sexual release that he wants to screw his camel. But the camel escapes every time. Then, the man finds a crashed plane, and rescues a beautiful girl from it. She proposes to do anything as reward. So the man asks her to hold the camel.
There is a joke about a Brainless Beauty university student who needs to pass an upcoming exam. She comes to her professor's office, poses seductively, and offers to do "anything" for a good grade. The professor tells her to study for it , if she's really willing to do anything.
Fanfic Back to the Future Prequel: Doc begs Hank to release Marty, telling him "I'll do anything you say. A significant plot point in I Want a Refund.
This trope is played with quite a bit. Nabiki promises she'll do anything for the boy who defeats Kuno. Brightest Darkness Act II: In chapter 21, Mizore pleads with Miyabi to spare her mother's life using this trope, to which Miyabi forces her to have sex with him in exchange for her mother's life; it's made that much worse by the fact that Miyabi was Mizore's first. Immediately after doing so, once Mizore is out of earshot, Miyabi goes back on his word and personally orders Tsurara's execution to set an example to anyone who dares disobey Fairy Tale , and mocking Mizore for being foolish enough to believe him.
She takes a third option and instead kisses Takato, since they're the same person. Out of desperation Valerie says "anything". The favor comes in two little things: In the Transcendence AU , demons love nothing more than being summoned by someone foolish or desperate enough to blurt this out.
They usually take the opportunity to claim ownership of the person's soul. First when Belle is pleading for her father's life. Second when Beast is hanging Gaston over the edge of the roof. The Incredibles has this exchange: Call off the missiles! Fifteen years too late. Xibalba responds by sending him to the afterlife. In the Disney version of Peter Pan , just when it looks like Captain Hook has the drop on Peter, Peter grabs the ship's skull-and-crossbones flag and wraps up Hook in it.
In the process, Hook loses his sword, Peter takes it and threatens Hook with it, which leads to him nervously saying a variation on this line: You wouldn't do in old Hook in now, would you, lad?
I'll go away forever. I'll do anything you say. All right, Hook, you're free to go and never return. In Big Hero 6 , billionaire Alistair Krei responds to an attempt on his life with this offer. However, given that his attacker is motivated by revenge for his daughter, whose death he believes was caused by Krei's reckless pursuit of profit, the implicit offer of money in exchange for Krei's life is angrily rejected. Films — Live-Action In Bent Max's general plan of escape from a concentration camp seems to be whatever it takes.
Jesse does this to his foster dad in Free Willy , when he's begging him to help save the whale. A variation is used in Geppetto. The second joke example above is played straight in The Life of David Gale , though the two do in fact later have sex and her False Rape Accusation sets the plot in motion.
In A New Hope Grand Moff Tarkin orders the Death Star to blow up Alderaan, invoking this trope to the captured Princess Leia in order to get her to reveal the location of the rebel base in exchange for sparing her home world. Leia gives up a location, but Tarkin orders Alderaan destroyed anyway. Of course Leia was lying about the rebel base; the location had been long abandoned. In Oldboy , Dae-su Oh begs his former captor not to tell Mi-do that he is her father, offering to be his dog.
He ends up cutting his tongue out, which works. Lone Starr agrees to do it for a million spacebucks but, what with becoming a hero in the process of rescuing her, he ends up taking only spacebucks for food, gas and tolls. Happens twice in The Untouchables.
First when George, the man who was checking the alcohol cargo in the Canadian frontier, gets scared after Jim Malone shoots a gangster's corpse to intimidate him and promises to talk about Capone's tax evasion.
Then at the Chicago Train Station, where Walter Payne, Capone's bookkeeper, is held at gunpoint by a gangster and encourages Ness to kill him, promising he will tell anything about Capone's tax evasion in the trial.