[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

->I've always been this way, haven't I? [[FamousLastWords I never notice things]] [[DeathEqualsRedemption until it's too late]].
-->-- '''Precia Testarossa''', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha TheMovie 1st''

->'''Hakim''': Space has become a place that has become monopolized by handful of powerful countries. We should fix that, shouldn't we? We should start over from scratch, shouldn't we?! And... return all the countries to the way they should be. (''slowly begins raising gun at Nono'')\\
'''Nono''': Countries? Oh, I've heard all about those! \\
'''Hakim''': (''stops raising gun'')\\
'''Nono''': I've heard Earth is divided into them, is that right? Oh, I guess I should explain, I'm a Lunarian. I was born and raised here! So, I've never seen any of those country things myself. I'm kinda curious, mister, where's your country? (''points at Earth'') Can you see it from here? \\
'''Hakim''': ...You're right. You can't see any of it from out here in space. But, I still do. You can't see them... but I still do. (''slowly walks away'')
-->-- ''Anime/{{Planetes}}''


[[folder:Comic Books]]

->[[Franchise/{{Batman}} You]] don't understand... I really didn't want to [[CallingCard leave you any clues.]] I really planned never to go back to Arkham Asylum. But I left you a clue anyway. So I... I have to go back there. Because I might need help. [[ReluctantPsycho I... I might actually be crazy.]]
-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheRiddler''', ''ComicBook/BatmanGothamAdventures''

->I lied to myself! I was no heroic German soldier, fighting and dying honorably on the eastern front! My sword has shown me the truth... I was a rapist! A monster! [[OurVampiresAreDifferent A Vampire]]! I deserved to die! I deserved to be sent here... To never see Rebecca again! I am truly in Hell! [[SubvertedTrope So I may as well]] [[ThenLetMeBeEvil enjoy it!]]
-->-- '''Heinrich Augsberg''', ''ComicBook/RequiemChevalierVampire''

->'''Delia Surridge''': You've come to kill me, haven't you?\\
'''V''': Yes.\\
'''Delia Surridge''': Thank God.
-->-- ''Comicbook/VForVendetta''


[[folder:Fan Fiction]]

->"So, you're one of [[WesternTerrorists them]]."\\
She thought about what she could say. She could outright deny it. No, I'm not part of the White Fang. But she was.\\
She was. And didn't this girl, covered in blood, deserve a little truth?\\
"Yes." She said finally.\\
"But you saved me."\\
Pause. "Yes."\\
The other girl looked at her uneasily. "Why?"\\
Blake stared at her. "I... I don't know. What they did..." A scream bled into the crawl space, making them both cringe. Dust, it was still going on? "What they're doing is wrong."
-->-- ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1766911?view_adult=true The Lines Between the Dots]]'', a ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fic

->Speaking with Tokiha forced me to see how things could have been. She had an outlet to pour her energy into, [[TheAtoner to make up for her mistake]], occupy herself and try to fill the hole in her heart. So what if it was for selfish reasons? She couldn't possibly be as selfish as I am. It was an actual goal to work toward, rather than merely causing pain in order to ease hers.\\
I then have to wonder; has my life simply been a self-destructive tantrum against the injustices I've suffered? And what should I do now that I've realized this?
-->-- '''[[Anime/MaiHime Nao Yuuki]]''', ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated''

->You're right. I can't justify myself the way I wanted to. There was really no way to do that at all. But you've already caught me, and the vote's been cast.
-->-- '''[[spoiler:Sonia Nevermind]]''', ''Fanfic/SystemRestore''

->Belatedly, [[[Franchise/{{Naruto}} Sakura]]] began to wonder if she'd hurt him with her constant rejections.\\
It wasn't all her fault though. It's not like she was obligated to go out with him just because he asked. And she didn't want to spoil her chances with Sasuke-kun...\\
Unbidden, memories of some of her more... forceful... rejections came to mind, burning away a lot of her self-justifications.\\
"I’m not a very nice person," she whispered to herself. Her voice seemed unnaturally loud in the empty hallway.
-->-- ''{{Fanfic/Team 8}}''

->I lost the last time because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood I didn't understand your friendship as well as I thought I did,]] and once I finally did understand it... [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone I realize how it must've felt when I broke yours apart.]]
-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Discord]]''', ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/90557/why Why]]''


[[folder:Film - Animated]]

->I believed we were doing what was right; I was wrong. We thought we knew our way in life, but in death... we are lost.
-->-- '''Judge Hopkins''', ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman''


[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]

->No. I haven't been acting correctly. I can't hardly recognize myself sometimes when I'm greased. I go on journeys out of my body and look at [[TheseHandsHaveKilled my red hands]] and [[HairTriggerTemper my mean]] [[AxCrazy face]] and I wonder about that man who's gone so wrong.
-->-- '''Jesse James''', ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''

->'''Prendergast:''' Let's meet a couple of police officers. They're all good guys.\\
'''D-FENS:''' I'm the bad guy?\\
'''Prendergast:''' ...Yeah.\\
'''D-FENS:''' How did ''that'' happen?
-->-- ''Film/FallingDown''

->I know now why God didn't heal Bobby. He didn't heal him because... (''breaks down in pained sobbing'') ...there was nothing wrong with him!
-->-- '''Mary Griffith''', ''Film/PrayersForBobby''

->See, now I'm thinkin': maybe it means you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. And I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
-->-- '''Jules Winnfield''', ''Film/PulpFiction''

->[[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Stand down.]] [[HeelFaceTurn Stand down.]] It's finished. ...[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone We're finished.]]
-->-- '''[[KnightTemplar The Operative]]''', ''Film/{{Serenity}}''



->He wouldn't be able to walk on a street on any civilized planet in the galaxy; people wouldn't be able to abide his presence.\\
Nor would he blame them.\\
He couldn't stop thinking about it. He didn't believe he would ever be able to stop thinking about it. The dead would haunt him, forever.\\
[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone How could a man live with that?]]
-->-- '''Tenn Graneet''', Lead Gunner on the ''Literature/DeathStar''

->You may have just saved my wife's life, for as I listened to you describing Simpson's [[DomesticAbuse abuse]], I recognized myself.
-->-- An abusive husband, writing to one of the prosecutors in the O. J. Simpson case. Quoted by Gavin de Becker in ''The Gift of Fear''

->A month ago, he could easily have spoken with pride on how British dragons were cared for. Like all of them, Temeraire had been fed and housed on raw meat and in bare clearings, with constant training and little entertainment. Laurence thought he might as well brag of raising children in a pigsty to the Queen, as speak of such conditions to this elegant dragon in her flower-decked palace.
-->-- '''Captain William Laurence, Aerial Corps''', ''[[Literature/{{Temeraire}} Empire of Ivory]]''

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->For a demon, I never did think that much about the "nature of evil." Just threw myself in; thought it was a party. [[BloodKnight I liked the rush. I liked the crunch.]] (''quietly'') Never did look back at the victims.
-->-- '''Spike''', ''Series/{{Angel}}'', "Damaged"

->Which side are we on? We're on the side of the demons, Chief. We're evil men in the gardens of paradise, sent by the forces of death to spread devastation and destruction wherever we go. I'm surprised you didn't know that.
-->-- '''Colonel Tigh''', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''

->I accept who I am. I'm the bad guy.
-->-- '''Jesse Pinkman''', ''Series/BreakingBad''

->'''Davros''': You betrayed the Daleks?\\
'''Dalek Caan''': I ''saw'' the Daleks. What we have done throughout time and space. I saw the truth of us, creator, and I decreed: ''No more!''
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Journey's End"

->I've taken lives. And I got worse, I got ''clever''. [[TechnicalPacifist Manipulated people into taking their own.]] Sometimes I think a Time Lord lives too long.
-->-- '''The Tenth Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars "The Waters of Mars"]]

->'''Dave:''' You've really done it this time, Bill. You've bankrupted the station, nearly stripped us bare, and on top of that you broke poor Matthew's heart. I hope you're proud of yourself.\\
'''Bill:''' How do you think I feel? Everyone hates me now. I mean, not like before when they only sorta hated me. This is the real stuff.
-->-- ''Series/NewsRadio'', "Twins"

->They've got skulls on them. Have you noticed that [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset our caps actually have little pictures of skulls on them?]] Hans... are we the ''baddies?''
-->-- '''[[ThoseWackyNazis SS officer]]''', ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''

->You start to tell a story, you think you’re the hero. [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope And then when you get done talking...]]
-->-- '''[[CowboyCop Detective McNulty]]''', ''Series/TheWire''



->I was fighting for a reason\\
Holy blessed homicide
-->-- '''{{Music/Disturbed}}''', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Us6CEufX6E Overburdened]]"

->[[BigWordShout STOP!]]\\
I wanna go home \\
Take off this uniform and leave the show \\
But I'm waiting in this cell because I have to know \\
Have I been guilty all this time?
-->-- '''Music/PinkFloyd,''' "Stop!", ''Music/TheWall''

->[[BastardBoyfriend I'm a bastard]] if it's true\\
If the thing she did to me\\
[[LaserGuidedKarma Is what I did to you]]\\
I'm a bastard if it's true\\
And I guess it's true
-->-- '''Prozzäk''', "Sucks to be You"

->Hear me as I speak to you:\\
Of all the evil men can do\\
There is none worse that I know\\
Than [[LeaveNoSurvivors what we did]] in cold Glencoe
-->-- '''Music/{{Rise}}''', "Cold Glencoe"



->What have I done? Sweet Jesus, what have I done?\\
Become a thief in the night, become a dog on the run.
-->-- '''Jean Valjean''', ''Theatre/LesMiserables''

->We all deserve to die!\\
Even you, Mrs. Lovett, even I!\\
Because the lives of the wicked should be made brief!\\
For the rest of us death will be a relief!
-->-- '''[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]]''', [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet the Demon Barber of Fleet Street]], "[[VillainSong Epiphany]]"


[[folder:Video Games]]

->For years, I've been rushing around, taking whatever I fancied, not giving a tinker's curse for those I hurt. Yet here I am... with riches and reputation, feeling no wiser than when I left home. Yet when I turn around, and look at the course I've run... there's not a man or woman that I love left standing beside me.
-->-- '''Edward Kenway''', ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''

->'''[[WellIntentionedExtremist Baelheit:]]''' Why, Daimon? Why won't you lend me your strength?\\
'''[[BondCreatures Daimon:]]''' Because we were wrong.
-->-- ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos Origins''

->One of the children came and sat in my lap. I push her off, I shout, "Get away from me!" I can see the [[PsychoSerum ADAM]] oozing out of the corner of her mouth, thick and green. Her filthy hair hanging in her face, dirty clothes, and that dead glow in her eye... I feel... ''hatred'', like I never felt before, in my chest. Bitter, burning, fury. I can barely breathe. And suddenly, I know: it is not this child I hate.
-->-- '''[[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Brigid]] [[TheAtoner Tenenbaum]]''', ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}''

->Once [[LovecraftianSuperpower The Darkness]] gets ahold of you, you start to lose control. You start to wonder what the fuck you're doin'. Time slips away from you. And then, all of a sudden, it's like you're sittin' in a theater, watchin' a movie of your own life. And you're up there on the big screen. Big as life, you're a fuckin' movie star. And you're killin' all the bad guys, tearing them limb from limb. [[EvilFeelsGood And you feel good]]. [[EvilIsSexy You look good.]] Fuck, you are good. And then you realize something. Everyone else in the theater: they're screamin', [[MookHorrorShow 'cuz they're watchin' a horror movie.]] And you're not the hero...\\
You're the monster...
-->-- '''Jackie Estacado''', ''VideoGame/TheDarkness 2''

->[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge I want to take from them what they]] [[DoomedHometown took from me, from my family.]] In this life. I want them to suffer. I want all of them to die in fear and pain. I want to have my revenge. Against him. Against [[EvilFormerFriend Caesar]]. I want to call it my own, to make my anger [[ChurchMilitant God's anger.]] [[BeAllMySinsRemembered To justify the things I've done.]] Sometimes I tell myself these wild fires will never stop burning. But I'm the one who starts them. Not God. Not them. I can always see it in my mind, the warmth and the heat. It will always be a part of me... [[TheAtoner but not today.]]
-->-- '''Joshua Graham''', ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas - Honest Hearts''

->It is such a quiet thing, to fall. But far more terrible is to admit it.
-->-- '''Kreia''', ''VideoGame/{{Knights of the Old Republic}} II''

->We're shitty people, Joel. It's been that way for a long time.
-->-- '''Tess''', ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs''

->'''[[BadassBookworm Mordin]]''': Understandable, but not acceptable. Will not sacrifice [[DyingRace Krogan]] for political gain.\\
'''[[AntiHero Renegade]] [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]]''': Every time we've talked about this before, you've ''defended'' the [[DepopulationBomb genophage]]! Hell, I had to talk you into saving Maelon's data! How can you change your mind now!?\\
'''Mordin''': I MADE A MISTAKE! [[note]] This is one of the only sentences where [[TerseTalker Mordin]] uses the first-person pronoun "I;" [[OutOfCharacterIsSeriousBusiness he normally leaves it out as part of his depersonalization to disconnect himself from his actions]].[[/note]]
-->-- ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''

->I'm already a demon. [[ThenLetMeBeEvil Heaven's not my kinda place, anyway]].
-->-- '''Punished Snake''' aka '''Big Boss''', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''

->'''[[SharingABody Tyrann]]:''' You know, [[TermsOfEndangerment Sunshine]], that [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Black Scrawl has almost completely taken you over]].\\
'''Kainé:''' Yeah. I know.\\
'''[[DemonicPossession Tyrann]]:''' But ''goddamn'', we had fun, huh? Killing and killing and ''more'' killing... [[AxeCrazy what a rush!]]\\
'''Kainé:''' Yeah? ''[[HeroicRROD Ngh...]]''\\
'''Tyrann:''' Wait - no! No, no, no! It wasn't fun at all! [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone I turned you into a killing machine! I spread evil and chaos around the world!]] [[BeingEvilSucks But it all feels so empty now!]] ''[[WhatIsThisFeeling Why?! I don't understand!]]''\\
'''Kainé:''' Sorry, [[IronicEcho Sunshine]]. [[HumanityIsInfectious Maybe I'm just nicer than you thought]].
-->-- ''VideoGame/{{NieR}}''

->I-I didn't mean to hurt anybody...
-->-- [[spoiler: '''Captain Martin Walker''']], ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''


[[folder:Visual Novels]]

->That was the worst to me, that [Lily] could be so nice and still take so many people for granted. Why even join the Student Council, then? It seemed so shortsighted and selfish, don't you think? But it's actually me who's this way.
-->-- '''Shizune''', ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''

->I know the [[AmoralAttorney path I've walked]]. You don't need to tell me. And the path I've walked... hasn't been a just one. I can't forgive myself for what I've done... and no one else should forgive me either.
-->-- '''Miles Edgeworth''', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''


[[folder:Web Original]]

->While ''Starfucker Omega'' was constructed in the Drengin constellation, I sent fleets of constructors to start work on two others: ''Starfucker Prime'' went up in Ecstasy space, ready to rip through the Terran empire, and ''Starfucker Pro'' was built deep in Drath territory - relations between us were plummeting, and I needed a contingency plan.\\\
And yet it wasn't until my nearly-operational [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star]] ([[CaptainErsatz I mean Terror Star]]) was destroyed by a single plucky [[Franchise/StarWars X-Wing]] ([[{{Expy}} I mean Terran Fighter with X-shaped wings]]) that I stopped to think: "Wow, am I the bad guy here?"\\\
[[WhatHaveIBecome God, look at me.]] This was supposed to be [[PacifistRun my quest for peace]], and I've become addicted to ''[[StarKilling destroying suns.]]''\\\
[[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer It's my answer to everything.]] How did I try to mend relations with the Terrans? I destroyed a sun. How did I vanquish the Dread Lords? I destroyed their sun. How did I tackle the volatile Drengin? Destroyed all their suns. Drath relations dodgy? Gear up to destroy some suns.\\\
[[TheTetrisEffect It was spreading to real life, too.]] Deputy Editor Tim called just now to ask how this diary was coming along, and all I could say was "It's taking a while. Couldn't we just destroy the sun?"
-->-- ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations [[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/195920/blog/galactic-civilizations-diary-days-1-26/ Diary]]'', Day 27

-->-- '''Taylor''''s message to her dad, ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/tangle-6-9/#comments Tangle 6.9]]


[[folder:Western Animation]]

->'''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor:''' I could have made ''everyone'' see! If it wasn't for you, ''I could have saved the world!''\\
'''Franchise/{{Superman}}:''' If it had ''mattered'' to you, Luthor, you could have saved the world years ago.\\
'''Luthor:''' ... (''quietly'') You're right.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman''

->Avatar Korra. I am truly sorry for all that I've done to you. I thought I was better than my father, but his ghost still shaped me. I became a soldier of revenge, just like he wanted me to be.
-->-- '''Tarrlok''', ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''

->You think you can boss Discord around?! You think I'm just going to turn all this back because ''you'' say so?! Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had?! [[WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises ...Oh.]] [[TearsOfRemorse Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.]]
-->-- '''Discord''', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

->'''Dr. Venture:''' What the hell am I signing, a zeppelin?\\
'''Dr. Henry Killinger:''' A most sacred pact - membership in the [[WeirdTradeUnion most elite brotherhood]], ''mit'' exclusive arching rights.\\
'''Dr. Venture:''' Didn't have to go through all this hooey to get my first {{archenemy}}, but what the hey. Did you pick me a good one?\\
'''Dr. Henry Killinger:''' No, ''you'' did.\\
'''Dr. Venture:''' What... my brother?\\
'''Dr. Henry Killinger:''' Bingo! Isn't it perfect? It's a classic [[CainAndAbel Cain-]]''[[CainAndAbel und]]''[[CainAndAbel -Abel]] story.\\
'''Dr. Venture:''' But... but he can't arch me, he's not even a super- ''Oh my God.''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'', "The Doctor is Sin"