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

->We all have our keepers, you see.
-->--'''Emperor Mollari''', ''Series/BabylonFive'' ("War Without End Pt. 2")

->Who controls the would-be King?
-->-- '''Thor''', ''Film/TheAvengers''

->It's like I said. I'm just one small part in a great machine.
-->--'''Knox''', ''{{Series/Angel}}'' ("A Hole in the World")

->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''

->'''Max:''' ''(V.O.)'' Punchinello was a pushover. The moment I stepped into the room, [[AintTooProudToBeg he folded like a Deuce before a Royal Flush.]]\\
'''Angelo Punchinello:''' No...wait! I was just doin' what I was told! ''Couldn't'' refuse! ...She's someone high up, government maybe, I don't know!

->'''Fortune''': Speaking of manipulation, it's time for me to steal Arsenal since I've been manipulating you from the start!\\
'''Solidus''': Actually, I tricked Ocelot into manipulating you into manipulating me!\\
'''Ocelot''': [[YouFOOL Fools!]] I've been manipulating everything from behind the scenes!\\
'''Magic Hand''': But actually, I've been manipulating you!\\
'''Raiden''': Alright, this has officially become a load of crap.
-->-- ''[[http://www.gamespite.net/toastywiki/index.php/Site/ThumbnailMetalGearSolid2-05 Thumbnail Threatre: Metal Gear Solid 2: Part 5]]''

->[[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}}''

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

->'''Falcon''': You are from [[BewareTheSuperman Hyperion]]'s old team, the Squadron Supreme!\\
'''Nighthawk''': Correction: The Squadron Supreme was ''my'' old team. Hyperion was [[TheBrute a hammer]]. [[TheChessmaster I am an architect]].
-->--''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', "Nighthawk"