-> ''"If I have learned anything as a wizard it is this: never fight your own battles."''
-->-- '''Waffa, sorcerer of Nyomba''', ''MagicTheGathering''

-> ''"You're just a microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan''
-> ''Designed and directed by his RedRightHand"''
-->-- '''NickCave''', ''Red Right Hand''

-> ''"I'm just a small cog in a very big machine!"''
-->-- '''[[spoiler:[[CorruptCorporateExecutive Jonas Hodges]]]]''', ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]''

-> ''[[color:#004183:"Tavros, at this point it should 8e o8vious. I am the unseen hand 8ehind every major event in their session, and to some extent, their whole lives. At least those events not happening 8y the volition of their own natural incompetence! Don't you think this is how it should 8e? Shouldn't the greatest player leave her fingerprints on every step of the rise to power of her ultim8 nemesis?"]]''
-->-- '''[[Characters/HomestuckTrollsFour Vriska Serket]]''', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''

->'''Loki:''' I've seen worlds you've never known about! I have grown, "Odinson", in my exile! I have seen the true power of the Tesseract, and when I wield it -
->'''Thor:''' Who showed you this power? Who controls the would-be King?
-->-- ''Film/TheAvengers''

-> ''"You got this "pulling the strings from the shadows" act down to an art: there isn't a single decision-making body left in the country where TheIlluminati don't have any representatives, and yet nobody knows who you are! If you don't like something, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections you get someone to change it]]; if you can't change it, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney you buy it]] and then change it anyway! Kudos, my friend- it's the American way."''
--> '''Senator Cicero''', ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''

-> ''"Every single time I think I have killed the person responsible for usurping my command, I find there's someone else higher up, still fighting me."''
--> '''Martellus "Tweedle" von Blitzengaard''', ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''

->''outer body is cosmetc only. why? because he supposed to scare us. [[OmnicidalManiac behemoth]] [[CreatingLife was fashioned.]] unnatural life.''
-->'''[[AwesomenessByAnalysis Tattletale]]''', ''Literature/{{Worm}}''

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