History Quotes / DarkIsNotEvil

26th Jan '17 12:33:15 PM Tacitus
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->''Why are we so afraid of the dark?\\
It doesn't bite and doesn't bark\\
Or steal your sweeties for a lark\\
Or chase old ladies round the park.''
-->--'''"The Dark"''' by James Carter, first verse.

->''"[[GuileHero Tetsuo]] considered [[BlackMagic black mana]] to be a test of his honor. He appreciated the power of black mana and strove to use it without forsaking his honor. The Umezawa clan is full of "dark adepts" and "dark geniuses" who view the death and decay inherent in black mana as a natural counterweight to life and growth. Thus Tetsuo really has no qualms about using black mana. His honor caused him to rebel against his god-king and the Madaran Empire; thus he had no problem bringing black mana to bear against the Imperials."''
-->-- ''[[MagicTheGathering Champion's Trial]]'', page 91-92.

->''"What If people stopped using the word 'dark' to describe things that are 'grim' 'macabre' 'bleak' or 'evil'? Does word association subconsciously reinforce harmful thinking? Sorry for inevitably making everyone mad who reads this."''
-->--'''Creator/SashaKimiatek''' LampshadeHanging this trope

->''I'd better have a real good excuse for being a {{Necromancer}} if I'm LawfulGood.''
-->-- '''Item #460''', ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG''

->''"Sometimes it is easier to see the light when you stand in the darkness."''
--> -- '''Monday's Dusk''', ''[[Literature/KeysToTheKingdom Mister Monday]]''

->''“If life has days, it also has nights. If there’s light, there’s dark, too. There’s lots of fun things to do in the dark”''
-->-- Grizzly, ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe''

->''"Without darkness there can be no light... So how can darkness be truly evil?"''
-->-- '''Item description for [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Twin Form]]''', ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''

->''Please do not fear us for we are not your foe. We may appear to be quite sinister, but in fact we are not so.''
-->-- The priest of the Cult of the Strange in ''WeAreTheStrange''.

->''"But maybe I shouldn't have been surprised: Even in Winter, the cold isn't always bitter, and not every day is cruel."''
-->-- '''Harry Dresden''', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/{{Changes}}''

->A young woman stood over Forthill, opposite of me, in a shaft of sunlight that spilled through a hole in a blacked-out window. She was dressed in a black suit, a black shirt, a black tie. Her skin was dark--not like someone of African ancestry, but like someone had dunked her in a vat of pefectly black ink. The sclera, the whites of her eyes, were black, too. In fact, the only things on her that weren't ink black were her eyes and the short sword she held in her hand, the blade dangling parallel to her leg. They were both shining silver with flecks of metallic gold. \\

to:

->''Why are we so afraid [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

->To prevent the destruction
of the dark?\\
It doesn't bite and doesn't bark\\
Or steal your sweeties for a lark\\
Or chase old ladies round
world, I shall become the park.''
-->--'''"The Dark"''' by James Carter, first verse.

->''"[[GuileHero Tetsuo]] considered [[BlackMagic black mana]] to be a test
shadow of his honor. He appreciated the power of black mana and strove to use it without forsaking his honor. The Umezawa clan is full of "dark adepts" and "dark geniuses" who view the death and decay inherent in black mana as a natural counterweight to life and growth. Thus Tetsuo really has no qualms about using black mana. His honor caused him to rebel against his god-king and the Madaran Empire; thus he had no problem bringing black mana to bear against the Imperials."''
Sanctuary forever.
-->-- ''[[MagicTheGathering Champion's Trial]]'', page 91-92.

->''"What If people stopped using the word 'dark' to describe things that are 'grim' 'macabre' 'bleak' or 'evil'? Does word association subconsciously reinforce harmful thinking? Sorry for inevitably making everyone mad who reads this."''
-->--'''Creator/SashaKimiatek''' LampshadeHanging this trope

->''I'd better have a real good excuse for being a {{Necromancer}} if I'm LawfulGood.''
-->-- '''Item #460''', ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG''

->''"Sometimes it is easier to see the light when you stand in the darkness."''
--> -- '''Monday's Dusk''', ''[[Literature/KeysToTheKingdom Mister Monday]]''

->''“If
'''Revenger, Dragruler Phantom''', ''Anime/CardfightVanguard''

->If
life has days, it also has nights. If there’s there's light, there’s there's dark, too. There’s There's lots of fun things to do in the dark”''
dark.
-->-- Grizzly, '''Grizzly''', ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe''

->''"Without darkness there [[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]

->The powers of a person, or a wand for that matter, does not determine who you are - your choices do. And just because something might be what some people call Dark, does not necessarily mean it is evil. After all, [[LightIsNotGood even what is considered Light magic
can still be no light... So how can darkness be truly evil?"''
used to harm innocent people.]]
-->-- '''Item description for [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Twin Form]]''', ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''

->''Please
'''Nico''', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7658547/1/Dark-Phoenix Dark Phoenix]]''

->But the thing that people forget sometimes, is that even though appearances can be misleading, [[DeconstructedTrope they're usually not.]]
-->-- '''Hermione''', ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''

->If he was kind enough to help me back to my room, the least I could do was be civil. So what [[FaceOfAThug if he looked like a pedophile?]] He was kind enough to help a complete stranger, [[GrudgingThankYou the least I could do was give my thanks.]]
-->-- '''Light''', ''Fanfic/{{Seigikan}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film - Animated]]

->Tender lumplings everywhere,\\
Life's no fun without a good scare!\\
[[PunchClockVillain It's our job, but we're not mean]],\\
In this [[HalloweenTown town of Halloween]]...
-->-- "This Is Halloween," ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''

->Please
do not fear us for we are not your foe. We may appear to be quite sinister, but in fact we are not so.''
so.
-->-- The priest of the Cult of the Strange Strange, ''WesternAnimation/WeAreTheStrange''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]

->In the end, walking the path of Dark is no more dishonorable than walking the path of Light, as long as it's done with clear intentions.
-->-- '''Jimothi Tarrie''', ''Literature/{{Abarat}}''

->Never fear the darkness, Bran. The strongest trees are rooted
in ''WeAreTheStrange''.

->''"But
the dark places of the earth. Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother's milk. Darkness will make you strong.
-->--- '''Brynden Rivers''', ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons''

->It doesn't matter so much where you stand, but more which way you're facing.
-->-- ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum''

->"You mustn't be afraid of the dark," he said, gently grasping my arm and making me shudder. "Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on new and deeper meaning. The tragedy of man is that he doesn't know how to distinguish between day and night. He says things at night that should only be said by day."
-->-- ''[[Literature/{{Night}} Dawn]]''

->But
maybe I shouldn't have been surprised: Even in Winter, the cold isn't always bitter, and not every day is cruel."''
cruel.
-->-- '''Harry Dresden''', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/{{Changes}}''

->A young woman stood over Forthill, opposite of me, in a shaft of sunlight that spilled through a hole in a blacked-out window. She was dressed in a black suit, a black shirt, a black tie. Her skin was dark--not like someone of African ancestry, but like someone had dunked her in a vat of pefectly perfectly black ink. The sclera, the whites of her eyes, were black, too. In fact, the only things on her that weren't ink black were her eyes and the short sword she held in her hand, the blade dangling parallel to her leg. They were both shining silver with flecks of metallic gold. \\



...\\
"You're an angel," [Harry] said quietly. "An angel of death."\\

to:

...\\
[...]\\
"You're an angel," [Harry] I said quietly. "An angel of death."\\



-->-- ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/GhostStory''

->''"Aw, we don't hate it. It's just kinda... scary. But the world's made of light AND darkness. You can't have one without the other, 'cause darkness is half of everything. Sorta makes ya wonder why we are scared of the dark."''
-->-- '''[[MickeyMouse King Mickey]]''', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.

->''"You mustn't be afraid of the dark," he said, gently grasping my arm and making me shudder. "Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on new and deeper meaning. The tragedy of man is that he doesn't know how to distinguish between day and night. He says things at night that should only be said by day."''
-->-- '''Elie Wiesel''', ''Dawn''

->''"Never fear the darkness, Bran. The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth. Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother's milk. Darkness will make you strong."''
-->--- '''Brynden Rivers''', ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons''

->''"Master Eraqus, you see, is so afraid of darkness that he too has succumbed... Not to darkness, but to light! It shines so bright, he forgets that light begets darkness... Eraqus, such a fool! Light and darkness, they are a [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil balance]]! One that must always be maintained!"''

to:

-->-- ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/GhostStory''

->''"Aw, ->Sometimes it is easier to see the light when you stand in the darkness.
-->-- '''Monday's Dusk''', ''[[Literature/KeysToTheKingdom Mister Monday]]''

->Light is the left hand of Darkness, and Darkness the right hand of Light.
-->-- ''Literature/TheLeftHandOfDarkness''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->The deep and lovely dark. We'd never see the stars without it.
-->-- '''The Twelfth Doctor''', who himself embodies this trope, ''Series/DoctorWho''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]

->The good guys dress in black remember that\\
Just in case we ever face to face and make contact
-->-- '''Creator/WillSmith''', "Film/MenInBlack"

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Poetry]]

->Why are we so afraid of the dark?\\
It doesn't bite and doesn't bark\\
Or steal your sweeties for a lark\\
Or chase old ladies round the park.
-->-- '''James Carter''', "The Dark"

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]

->[[GuileHero Tetsuo]] considered [[BlackMagic black mana]] to be a test of his honor. He appreciated the power of black mana and strove to use it without forsaking his honor. The Umezawa clan is full of "dark adepts" and "dark geniuses" who view the death and decay inherent in black mana as a natural counterweight to life and growth. Thus Tetsuo really has no qualms about using black mana. His honor caused him to rebel against his god-king and the Madaran Empire; thus he had no problem bringing black mana to bear against the Imperials.
-->-- ''[[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Champion's Trial]]''

->You fear the dark. But here it's... inescapable. Remember where you are. This is [[GothicHorror Innistrad]], [[CrapsackWorld where light only exists to cast shadow]]. Those shadows are [[BodyHorror twisting]]. Into [[CosmicHorrorStory threats so absolute, so relentless, that you'll have to keep fighting them just to survive]]. But survival is for the... uninspired. ''Victory'' is for the strong! And the strong are willing to embrace the darkness. [[{{Necromancer}} This is my domain]]! [[AnimateDead So fall in, soldier.]] As the [[TheBigBad true enemy]] raises. Darkness is your only... [[HopeBringer hope]].
-->-- '''Liliana Veiss''', [[NightOfTheLivingMooks sending a horde of the undead]] against [[EldritchAbomination Emrakul]], ''[[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Eldritch Moon trailer]]''

->If legends of noble monsters ever held true, Constantinople's [[LooksLikeOrlok Nosferatu]] are proof of those legends. Beneath the Cainites' [[TheGrotesque deformed]] [[NightmareFace visages]] lie many of the virtues forgotten by Constantinople's other vampires. Most consider these beasts nothing more than scavengers of blood and [[KnowledgeBroker information]]; in Constantinople, however, the Nosferatu do more than hoard secrets - they use them to try to avert the coming doom that they see. They, along with two other scion families, have become the unlikely champions of Constantinople, hidden by necessity from adversaries who would destroy them.
-->-- ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Vampire: The Dark Ages]] - Constantinople By Night''

->We strike from the darkness, but we are not of the night. Though born in darkness, we seek only the light.
-->-- '''Corvus Corax''', Primarch of the Raven Guard, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]

->We work in the dark to serve the light. We are Assassins. Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
-->-- ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''

->The gods gave Man the darkness so that he might sleep in peace, wrapping it around him as a blanket against the harsh light of day. The darkness reminds us of death, and thus, of sweet life. The darkness gives tone to the world, rich and varied.
-->-- Part of the [[MonsterCompendium Bestiary entry]] for the [[ElementalEmbodiment Leamonde Entite]], ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''

->Without darkness there can be no light... So how can darkness be truly evil?
-->-- Item description for [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Twin Form]], ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''

->Aw,
we don't hate it. It's just kinda... scary. But the world's made of light AND darkness. You can't have one without the other, 'cause darkness is half of everything. Sorta makes ya wonder why we are scared of the dark."''
dark.
-->-- '''[[MickeyMouse '''[[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse King Mickey]]''', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.

->''"You mustn't be afraid of the dark," he said, gently grasping my arm and making me shudder. "Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on new and deeper meaning. The tragedy of man is that he doesn't know how to distinguish between day and night. He says things at night that should only be said by day."''
-->-- '''Elie Wiesel''', ''Dawn''

->''"Never fear the darkness, Bran. The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth. Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother's milk. Darkness will make you strong."''
-->--- '''Brynden Rivers''', ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons''

->''"Master
''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''

->Master
Eraqus, you see, is so afraid of darkness that he too has succumbed... Not to darkness, but to light! It shines so bright, he forgets that light begets darkness... Eraqus, such a fool! Light and darkness, they are a [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil balance]]! One that must always be maintained!"''maintained!



->''"Tender lumplings everywhere,''\\
''Life's no fun without a good scare!''\\
''[[PunchClockVillain It's our job, but we're not mean]],''\\
''In this [[HalloweenTown town of Halloween]]..."''
-->-- '''This Is Halloween''', ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''

->''"Some call our realm a world of shadows, but that makes it sound so unpleasant... The twilight there holds a serene beauty... You have seen it yourself as the sun sets on this world. Bathed in that light, all the people were pure and gentle... But things changed once that foul power pervaded the world..."''

to:

->''"Tender lumplings everywhere,''\\
''Life's no fun without a good scare!''\\
''[[PunchClockVillain It's our job, but we're not mean]],''\\
''In this [[HalloweenTown town of Halloween]]..."''
-->-- '''This Is Halloween''', ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''

->''"Some
->Some call our realm a world of shadows, but that makes it sound so unpleasant... The twilight there holds a serene beauty... You have seen it yourself as the sun sets on this world. Bathed in that light, all the people were pure and gentle... But things changed once that foul power pervaded the world..."''



->''"Good guys wear black."''
-->-- ''{{Toonami}}'' ([[LampshadeHanging on the subject of]] Franchise/{{Batman}})

->''"In the end, walking the path of Dark is no more dishonorable than walking the path of Light, as long as it's done with clear intentions."''
-->-- '''Jimothi Tarrie''', ''Literature/{{Abarat}}''

->''"It doesn’t matter so much where you stand, but more which way you’re facing."''
-->-- '''Creator/TerryPratchett''', ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum''.

-> ''"The good guys dress in black remember that/Just in case we ever face to face and make contact"''
-->-- '''WillSmith''', ''Film/MenInBlack''.

->''"Is it dark? Or is it simply misunderstood, like you?"''
-->-- '''Malchior''' to '''[[AntiHero Raven]]''', ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.[[note]][[SubvertedTrope He actually turns out to be evil.]][[/note]]

-> ''"TT: They are enormous, ugly, and live in darkness.\\
TT: That doesn't necessarily make them bad."''

to:

->''"Good guys wear black."''
->Though we strike at you from the shadows, do not think that we lack the courage to stand in the light.
-->-- ''{{Toonami}}'' ([[LampshadeHanging on '''Zeratul''', ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}''

->When [[DeathFromAbove
the subject of]] Franchise/{{Batman}})

->''"In
sky burns]], it pays to have allies in the end, walking the path of Dark is no more dishonorable than walking the path of Light, as long as it's done with clear intentions."''
shadows.
-->-- '''Jimothi Tarrie''', ''Literature/{{Abarat}}''

->''"It doesn’t matter so much where you stand, but more which way you’re facing."''
-->-- '''Creator/TerryPratchett''', ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum''.

-> ''"The good guys dress in black remember that/Just in case we ever face to face and make contact"''
-->-- '''WillSmith''', ''Film/MenInBlack''.

->''"Is it dark? Or is it simply misunderstood, like you?"''
-->-- '''Malchior''' to '''[[AntiHero Raven]]''', ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.[[note]][[SubvertedTrope He actually turns out to be evil.]][[/note]]

-> ''"TT:
'''Shadow-Sage Iskar''', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Warlords of Draenor''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Webcomics]]

->'''TT:'''
They are enormous, ugly, and live in darkness.\\
TT: '''TT:''' That doesn't necessarily make them bad."''



->''"So yes, black mages often ''can'' be evil. But black as a color is not inherently evil. Being influenced by black’s philosophies does not necessarily mean that one will commit an evil act. That being the case, we cannot say that black represents evil. More closely aligned with evil than the other colors? Fine. More ripe with potential for evil? Sure. Evil? No. And that's a very important distinction."''

to:

->''"So [[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]

->460: I'd better have a real good excuse for being a {{Necromancer}} if I'm LawfulGood.
-->-- ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG''

->So
yes, black mages often ''can'' be evil. But black as a color is not inherently evil. Being influenced by black’s philosophies does not necessarily mean that one will commit an evil act. That being the case, we cannot say that black represents evil. More closely aligned with evil than the other colors? Fine. More ripe with potential for evil? Sure. Evil? No. And that's a very important distinction."''



->''"As a child, I was afraid of the dark. Over time, I learned nothing in the dark was going to hurt me, because darkness is just an absence of light. No monsters."''
-->-- Tumblr user "Tii-Dragon", [[http://tii-dragon.tumblr.com/post/84560703328/i-hate-it-how-people-use-the-word-phobia-to-describe in this response to a post about homophobia]].

->''"To prevent the destruction of the world, I shall become the shadow of the Sanctuary forever."''
-->--'''Revenger, Dragruler Phantom''', ''Anime/CardfightVanguard''

->''"The gods gave Man the darkness so that he might sleep in peace, wrapping it around him as a blanket against the harsh light of day. The darkness reminds us of death, and thus, of sweet life. The darkness gives tone to the world, rich and varied."''
-->--Part of the [[MonsterCompendium Bestiary entry]] for the [[ElementalEmbodiment Leamonde Entite]], ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''

->''"If UsefulNotes/HeavyMetal ran the world, there'd be a lot of songs about war and a lot of songs about death, but nobody would actually die!"''
-->--'''Music/BruceDickinson'''

->''"The deep and lovely dark. We'd never see the stars without it."''
-->--'''The Twelfth Doctor'''[[note]]Who himself embodies this trope[[/note]], ''Series/DoctorWho''

->''"When [[DeathFromAbove the sky burns]], it pays to have allies in the shadows."''
-->--'''Shadow-Sage Iskar''', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Warlords of Draenor''

->If legends of noble monsters ever held true, Constantinople's [[LooksLikeOrlok Nosferatu]] are proof of those legends. Beneath the Cainites' [[TheGrotesque deformed]] [[NightmareFace visages]] lie many of the virtues forgotten by Constantinople's other vampires. Most consider these beasts nothing more than scavengers of blood and [[KnowledgeBroker information]]; in Constantinople, however, the Nosferatu do more than hoard secrets - they use them to try to avert the coming doom that they see. They, along with two other scion families, have become the unlikely champions of Constantinople, hidden by necessity from adversaries who would destroy them.
-->--''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Vampire: The Dark Ages]] - Constantinople By Night''

->You fear the dark. But here it's...inescapable. Remember where you are. This is [[GothicHorror Innistrad]], [[CrapsackWorld where light only exists to cast shadow]]. Those shadows are [[BodyHorror twisting]]. Into [[CosmicHorrorStory threats so absolute, so relentless, that you'll have to keep fighting them just to survive]]. But survival is for the...uninspired. ''Victory'' is for the strong! And the strong are willing to embrace the darkness. [[{{Necromancer}} This is my domain]]! So fall in, soldier. As the [[TheBigBad true enemy]] raises. Darkness is your only... [[HopeBringer hope]].
--> '''Liliana Veiss''', [[NightOfTheLivingMooks sending a horde of the undead]] against [[EldritchAbomination Emrakul]]. ''[[MagicTheGathering Eldritch Moon trailer]]''

to:

->''"As ->As a child, I was afraid of the dark. Over time, I learned nothing in the dark was going to hurt me, because darkness is just an absence of light. No monsters."''
monsters.
-->-- Tumblr user "Tii-Dragon", '''Tii-Dragon''', [[http://tii-dragon.tumblr.com/post/84560703328/i-hate-it-how-people-use-the-word-phobia-to-describe in this response to a post about homophobia]].

->''"To prevent the destruction of the world, I shall become the shadow of the Sanctuary forever."''
-->--'''Revenger, Dragruler Phantom''', ''Anime/CardfightVanguard''

->''"The gods gave Man the darkness so that he might sleep in peace, wrapping
homophobia]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]

->Is
it around him as a blanket against the harsh light of day. The darkness reminds us of death, and thus, of sweet life. The darkness gives tone dark? Or is it simply misunderstood, like you?
-->-- '''Malchior'''[[note]][[SubvertedTrope who actually turns out
to the world, rich and varied."''
-->--Part of the [[MonsterCompendium Bestiary entry]] for the [[ElementalEmbodiment Leamonde Entite]], ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''

->''"If
be evil]][[/note]] to [[AntiHero Raven]], ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''

->[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Good guys]] wear black.
-->-- ''Creator/{{Toonami}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Real Life]]

->If
UsefulNotes/HeavyMetal ran the world, there'd be a lot of songs about war and a lot of songs about death, but nobody would actually die!"''
-->--'''Music/BruceDickinson'''

->''"The deep and lovely dark. We'd never see
die!
-->-- '''Music/BruceDickinson'''

->What If people stopped using
the stars without it."''
-->--'''The Twelfth Doctor'''[[note]]Who himself embodies this trope[[/note]], ''Series/DoctorWho''

->''"When [[DeathFromAbove the sky burns]], it pays
word "dark" to have allies in the shadows."''
-->--'''Shadow-Sage Iskar''', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Warlords of Draenor''

->If legends of noble monsters ever held true, Constantinople's [[LooksLikeOrlok Nosferatu]] are proof of those legends. Beneath the Cainites' [[TheGrotesque deformed]] [[NightmareFace visages]] lie many of the virtues forgotten by Constantinople's other vampires. Most consider these beasts nothing more than scavengers of blood and [[KnowledgeBroker information]]; in Constantinople, however, the Nosferatu do more than hoard secrets - they use them to try to avert the coming doom
describe things that they see. They, along with two other scion families, have become the unlikely champions of Constantinople, hidden by necessity from adversaries are "grim," "macabre," "bleak," or "evil?" Does word association subconsciously reinforce harmful thinking? Sorry for inevitably making everyone mad who would destroy them.
-->--''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Vampire: The Dark Ages]] - Constantinople By Night''

->You fear the dark. But here it's...inescapable. Remember where you are. This is [[GothicHorror Innistrad]], [[CrapsackWorld where light only exists to cast shadow]]. Those shadows are [[BodyHorror twisting]]. Into [[CosmicHorrorStory threats so absolute, so relentless, that you'll have to keep fighting them just to survive]]. But survival is for the...uninspired. ''Victory'' is for the strong! And the strong are willing to embrace the darkness. [[{{Necromancer}} This is my domain]]! So fall in, soldier. As the [[TheBigBad true enemy]] raises. Darkness is your only... [[HopeBringer hope]].
--> '''Liliana Veiss''', [[NightOfTheLivingMooks sending a horde of the undead]] against [[EldritchAbomination Emrakul]]. ''[[MagicTheGathering Eldritch Moon trailer]]''
reads this.
-->-- '''Creator/SashaKimiatek'''

[[/folder]]

----
26th Dec '16 5:25:57 AM DannWoolf
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->You fear the dark. But here it's...inescapable. Remember where you are. This is [[GothicHorror Innistrad]], [[CrapsackWorld where light only exists to cast shadow]]. Those shadows are [[BodyHorror twisting]]. Into [[CosmicHorrorStory threats so absolute, so relentless, that you'll have to keep fighting them just to survive]]. But survival is for the...uninspired. ''Victory'' is for the strong! And the strong are willing to embrace the darkness. [[{{Necromancer}} This is my domain]]! So fall in, soldier. As the [[TheBigBad true enemy]] raises. Darkness is your only...[[HopeBringer hope]].

to:

->You fear the dark. But here it's...inescapable. Remember where you are. This is [[GothicHorror Innistrad]], [[CrapsackWorld where light only exists to cast shadow]]. Those shadows are [[BodyHorror twisting]]. Into [[CosmicHorrorStory threats so absolute, so relentless, that you'll have to keep fighting them just to survive]]. But survival is for the...uninspired. ''Victory'' is for the strong! And the strong are willing to embrace the darkness. [[{{Necromancer}} This is my domain]]! So fall in, soldier. As the [[TheBigBad true enemy]] raises. Darkness is your only... [[HopeBringer hope]].
26th Dec '16 5:22:17 AM DannWoolf
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->''"Aw, we don't hate it. It's just kinda...scary. But the world's made of light AND darkness. You can't have one without the other, 'cause darkness is half of everything. Sorta makes ya wonder why we are scared of the dark."''

to:

->''"Aw, we don't hate it. It's just kinda... scary. But the world's made of light AND darkness. You can't have one without the other, 'cause darkness is half of everything. Sorta makes ya wonder why we are scared of the dark."''
11th Nov '16 4:48:11 AM isoycrazy
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-->-- '''Harry Dresden''', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''

to:

-->-- '''Harry Dresden''', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''
''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/{{Changes}}''

->A young woman stood over Forthill, opposite of me, in a shaft of sunlight that spilled through a hole in a blacked-out window. She was dressed in a black suit, a black shirt, a black tie. Her skin was dark--not like someone of African ancestry, but like someone had dunked her in a vat of pefectly black ink. The sclera, the whites of her eyes, were black, too. In fact, the only things on her that weren't ink black were her eyes and the short sword she held in her hand, the blade dangling parallel to her leg. They were both shining silver with flecks of metallic gold. \\
She met my gaze calmly ... "Peace, Harry Dresden," she said, "I have not come to harm anyone."\\
...\\
"You're an angel," [Harry] said quietly. "An angel of death."\\
She nodded her head. "Yes."
-->-- ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/GhostStory''
24th Oct '16 3:59:34 AM DrPopo
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-->--''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Vampire: The Dark Ages]] - Constantinople By Night''

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-->--''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Vampire: The Dark Ages]] - Constantinople By Night''Night''

->You fear the dark. But here it's...inescapable. Remember where you are. This is [[GothicHorror Innistrad]], [[CrapsackWorld where light only exists to cast shadow]]. Those shadows are [[BodyHorror twisting]]. Into [[CosmicHorrorStory threats so absolute, so relentless, that you'll have to keep fighting them just to survive]]. But survival is for the...uninspired. ''Victory'' is for the strong! And the strong are willing to embrace the darkness. [[{{Necromancer}} This is my domain]]! So fall in, soldier. As the [[TheBigBad true enemy]] raises. Darkness is your only...[[HopeBringer hope]].
--> '''Liliana Veiss''', [[NightOfTheLivingMooks sending a horde of the undead]] against [[EldritchAbomination Emrakul]]. ''[[MagicTheGathering Eldritch Moon trailer]]''
13th Sep '16 11:23:45 AM AwesomeBlackGuy
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->''"What If people stopped using the word 'dark' to describe things that are 'grim' 'macabre' 'bleak' or 'evil'? Does word association subconsciously reinforce harmful thinking? Sorry for inevitably making everyone mad who reads this."''
-->--'''Creator/SashaKimiatek''' LampshadeHanging this trope
5th May '16 12:00:52 AM AnotherEpicFail
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->If legends of noble monsters ever held true, Constantinople's [[LooksLikeOrlok Nosferatu]] are proof of those legends. Beneath the Cainites' [[TheGrotesque deformed]] [[NightmareFace visages]] lie many of the virtues forgotten by Constantinople's other vampires. Most consider these beasts nothing more than scavengers of blood and [[KnowledgeBroker information]]; in Constantinople, however, the Nosferatu do more than hoard secrets - they use them to try to avert the coming doom that they see. They, along with two other scion families, have become the unlikely champions of Constantinople, hidden by necessity from adversaries who would destroy them.
-->--''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Vampire: The Dark Ages]] - Constantinople By Night''
26th Oct '15 10:19:32 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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->''"[[PunchClockVillain It's our job/But we're not mean]]/In this [[HalloweenTown town of Halloween]] . . ."''

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->''"[[PunchClockVillain ->''"Tender lumplings everywhere,''\\
''Life's no fun without a good scare!''\\
''[[PunchClockVillain
It's our job/But job, but we're not mean]]/In mean]],''\\
''In
this [[HalloweenTown town of Halloween]] . . .Halloween]]..."''
7th Sep '15 12:29:22 AM JamaicanCastle
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->''"When [[DeathFromAbove the sky burns]], it pays to have allies in the shadows."''
-->--'''Shadow-Sage Iskar''', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Warlords of Draenor''
1st Sep '15 2:52:09 PM Sapphirea2
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-->--'''Music/BruceDickinson'''

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-->--'''Music/BruceDickinson'''-->--'''Music/BruceDickinson'''

->''"The deep and lovely dark. We'd never see the stars without it."''
-->--'''The Twelfth Doctor'''[[note]]Who himself embodies this trope[[/note]], ''Series/DoctorWho''
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