->'''Athena''': We all joined [[FallenHero Handsome Jack]] for different reasons. For desperation....
->'''Wilhelm''': [[OnlyInItForTheMoney For money....]]
->'''Nisha''': [[BloodKnight For fun....]]
->'''Claptrap''': Because [[MyMasterRightOrWrong my programming forbade me from doing otherwise]]!
->'''Athena''': We're not the good guys. We're not even ''close'' to being the good guys. But today, we're going to save the world.
-->-- ''Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tcGpsNvALI Last Hope trailer]]

->''One of the coldest, most evil souls I have ever encountered once told me that the reason I fought so hard to do what seemed right was that I was terrified to look within me and see the desire to cease the fight and do as I would, free of conscience or remorse.''
->''And now I could see that he had been right.''
->''I looked at the [[FallenAngel fallen angel]], patiently waiting, and was terrified.''
->''But there were innocent lives at stake: men and women and children who needed protection.''
->''[[DealWithTheDevil If I didn't give it to them, who would?]]''
-->-- '''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]''', ''Literature/DeadBeat''

->'''James Gordon:''' Why is [[Franchise/{{Batman}} he]] running, Dad?
->'''Commissioner Gordon:''' Because we have to chase him.
->'''James Gordon:''' He didn't do anything wrong.
->'''Commissioner Gordon:''' Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not our hero: He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector... a [[TitleDrop Dark Knight]].
-->-- ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

->''Now, here I lie in my own blood, and strangers cry for me''
->''I'm prepared to meet the gods, I wish they'd let me be''
->''I don't deserve their sympathy, I know who I am''
->''My soul is death and misery''
->''I am an evil man''
-->-- '''Music/AmonAmarth''', "'''The Hero'''"

->'''Elena Gilbert:''' ''Why won't you let anyone see the good in you?''
->'''Damon Salvatore:''' '' 'Cause when people see good, they expect good. And I don't wanna live up to anyone's expectations.''
-->-- '''Damon''', ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''

->[Are we] Friends or foes? That's something... you'll have to decide on your own!
-->-- Luffy, "''OnePiece''"

->''"There is good, and there is evil. There are those who commit crimes and those who stop them. The two sides are opposite, as different as day and night, and the line between them is clear. Or at least, it's supposed to be..."''
-->-- '''[[{{Sidekick}} Robin]]''', ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''

->''"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right."''
-->-- '''Salvor Hardin''', {{Foundation}}

->''You both have [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids childlike ideals]]. Believing in simplicity and shouldering the role of a criminal for the sake of that ideal. Turning yourselves into the greatest evil to eliminate all the small evils in this world. You and Kiritsugu act like the saviors we call '[[AntiHero anti-heroes]]'.''
-->-- '''Kotomine''', ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' (game)

->''Whatever happened to all the heroes?''
->''All the Shakespearoes?''
->''They watched their Rome burn''
->''Whatever happened to the heroes?''
->''Whatever happened to the heroes?''
->''No more heroes anymore''
->''No more heroes anymore''
-->-- '''The Stranglers''', "'''No More Heroes'''"

->''That is the end of this war. That is the responsibility I took when I swore to be a {{superhero}}. It is the first price I have to pay to become my ideal. There's no need to talk about the obvious outcome. Emiya Shirou will turn his mind to steel, and become a {{superhero}}.''
-->-- '''Shirou''', ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' [[MultipleEndings bad end]] #30: Mind of Steel

->''Men have this idea that [[HonorBeforeReason they can fight with dignity]], that there is a proper way to kill someone...it's absurd. We need that idea, to endure the bloody horror of murder. You must destroy this idea. [[BreakTheBadass Show them what a messy, terrible thing it is to kill a man]], and show them that [[BloodKnight you relish in it]]. Shoot to wound, then execute the wounded, burn them, take them in close combat. Destroy any preconceptions as to what a man is and you become their personal monster...when they fear you, you become stronger, you become better. But let's never forget--it's a display, a posture, like a lion's roar or a gorilla thumping at his chest. If you lose yourself in the display, if you succumb to the horror, [[HeWhoFightsMonsters you become the monster]]...not more of a man, but less...and it can be fatal.''
-->-- '''The Jackal''', ''VideoGame/FarCry2''

->''The media likes to portray me as a senseless killer. I would point out that I am a very sensible killer.''
-->-- '''Comicbook/ThePunisher'''

->''Let me break down the differences for you. In R-rated movies, the good guy only kills in self-defense. RR-rated movies are allowed to blur the line. Man, I saw this one RR-rated movie where the good guy stepped on a rabbit. He didn't kill it, but, later on, he wished he did! The'' good ''guy! That's messed up, man! You can't let kids watch that!''
-->-- '''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]]''', sbemail "rated"

-> '''Kid''': *snatches an enemy craft filled with pleading {{Mook}}s out of the air* What do we do, Isaac? They want to be saved.
-> '''Isaac''': Those who would make good people cry...*eye twinkle with AudibleGleam*...deserve '''no mercy'''. *Cue the enemy craft, and the {{Mook}}s inside, getting crushed in Braiger's big blue claw.*
-->-- ''{{Braiger}}'', first episode

->''I see and feel the evil''
->''My hands will crush 'em all''
->''You think you have the answer''
->''I'll laugh and watch you fall''
->''Black hearted evil''
->''Brave hearted hero''
->''I am all, I am all I am''
-->-- {{Crush 40}}, [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog I Am All of Me]]

-> '''Spider-Girl''': I don't know what's suddenly gotten into you, but you can't go around destroying property and beating people! '''You just CAN'T!''' You're ''supposed'' to be one of the good guys!
-> '''Darkdevil''': Back off, Pollyanna! I don't have time for fairy tales. Maybe I'm not your idea of a hero...but there's no Santa Claus, either.
-->-- ''[[SpiderGirl Spider-Girl]] #12: Duel With Darkdevil''

-> '''Psychologist''': [[WordAssociationTest Murder]].
-> '''Film/JamesBond''': Employment.
-->-- ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''

-> ''In judging policies we should consider the results that have been achieved through them rather than the means by which they have been executed.''
-->-- ''In a letter to Piero Soderini from {{Niccolo Machiavelli}}''

->''"I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I am one of them."''
-->-- '''Sherlock Holmes''', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''

->VRISKA: I only ever wanted to do the right thing no matter how it made people judge me, and I don't need a magic ring to do that....
->VRISKA: And you don't have to 8e a good person to 8e a hero.
->VRISKA: You just have to know who you are and stay true to that.
->VRISKA: So I'm going to keep fighting for people the only way I ever knew how.
->VRISKA: 8y 8eing me.
-->-- Vriska, ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}''

-> [[ThinkNothingOfIt Glorification is only fitting for those in the light.]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo Shadows shall proceed down the necessary path.]]
-->-- '''Blaster Dark Revenger''', ''Anime/CardfightVanguard''

-> ''We're dicks! We're reckless, arrogant, stupid dicks. And the [[FunWithAcronyms Film Actors Guild]]... are pussies. And Kim Jong Il... is an asshole. Pussies don't like dicks because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes, assholes who just want to shit on everything. Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way, but the only thing that can fuck an asshole is a dick. With some balls. The problem with dicks is that sometimes they fuck too much or fuck when it isn't appropriate. And it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes, pussies get so full of shit that they become assholes, themselves. Because pussies are only an inch and a half away from assholes. I don't know much in this crazy, crazy world, but I do know that if you don't let us fuck this asshole, we are going to have our dicks and our pussies... all covered in shit.''
-->-- '''Gary Jonhston''', ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice''
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