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

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

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

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

-> '''Kid:''' 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'''.
-->-- ''Anime/{{Braiger}}'', first episode


[[folder:Comic Books]]

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

->''"[[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids 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."''
-->-- '''Darkdevil''', ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl #12: Duel With Darkdevil''


[[folder:Film -- Live-action]]

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

->'''James Gordon:''' Why is he running, Dad?\\
'''Commissioner Jim 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.
-->-- ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

->''"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''



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

->''"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."''
-->-- '''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]''', ''Literature/DeadBeat''

->"How can I even explain? Iíve seen the worst of the worst. I want to protect each and every one of you from it. The system wonít stop them, not all on its own."
-->--'''[[VillainProtagonist Skitter]]''', ''Literature/{{Worm}}''



->''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'''"


[[folder:Live-action TV]]

->''"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}}''

->'''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''


[[folder:Video Games]]

->''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'''"

->''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''
-->-- {{Music/Crush 40}}, [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog I Am All of Me]]

->''"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."''
-->-- '''Athena''', ''Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tcGpsNvALI Last Hope trailer]]

->''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

->''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''

->''"Men have this idea that [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen 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. 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."''
-->-- '''The Jackal''', ''VideoGame/FarCry2''


[[folder:Web Animation]]

->''"In R-rated movies, the good guy only kills in self-defense. R-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!"''
-->-- '''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]]''', sbemail "rated"



->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}}''


[[folder:Web Original]]

->''"There has always been something of the bizarre about the {{Series/Torchwood}} team but until now it has just been the most collection of [[DysfunctionJunction flawed and sexually corrupt human beings ever to have been assembled]] in one environment. To have the man who cannot die heading the organization and the man who died and lives on as their Chief Medical Officer seems to fit somehow. A true bunch of grotesques."''
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/a-day-in-death-written-by-joseph.html Joe Ford]]'''


[[folder:Web Video]]

->''"It is the purpose of the anti-hero to fight against, and thus reveal the hypocrisy of humanity."''
-->-- '''Ninja07Keaton''', ''Youtube''