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Quotes: Arch-Enemy
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"What you call an infinite brawl, eternal souls clashing
War gets deep, some beef is everlasting"
Nas, "One Mic"

"I'm just trying to show you
Just how well I know you
I understand just how you feel
Threw your reason away
Cause you had one bad day
And your mind let go of the wheel

Still we're fated to battle
You pout and I prattle
Don't you ever tire of this game?
But you'll not make it end
'Cause I'm your only friend
We are opposites but we're the same!

We are two of a kind
Violent, unsound of mind
You're the yin to my yang, can't you see?
And if I were to leave
You would grumble and grieve
Face it, Bats...
You'd be lost without me!"

"Though I do admit it came on fast,
Still I do believe that it can last
And I will be loathing, for forever, loathing, truly deeply loathing you,
My whole life long"
Galinda and Elphaba, Wicked, "What Is This Feeling?"

"Do you know what nemesis means? 'A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent' — personified, in this case, by an 'orrible cunt... me."
Brick Top, Snatch

"It all makes sense! In a comic, you know how you can tell who the archvillain's going to be? He's the exact opposite of the hero. And most times they're friends, like you and me! I should've known way back when — you know why, David? Because of the kids! They called me Mr Glass."
Elijah Price, Unbreakable

"You know, I used to think it was our families that made us who we are? Then I hoped it was our friends. But if you look at history, the great men and women of the world have always been defined by their enemies."

"Every fairy tale needs a good old-fashioned villain. You need me, or you're nothing. Because we're just alike, you and I - except you're boring."
James Moriarty, Sherlock

Lisa: Bart, your mortal enemy's on the radio! (Turns radio on)
Radio: It's time for more deeeeeeee-mentia, with Dr Demento!
Bart: AAAAAAGGGGH! (Throws radio out the window)
Lisa: ...I meant your other mortal enemy, Sideshow Bob.
Bart: Sideshow Bob? (Groan) I'm only ten, and I already got two mortal enemies!

The Joker: Oh, you. You just couldn't let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren't you? You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won't kill you because you're just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.

"BWAHAHAHA! Not bad! I guess I chose the right guy to be my arch enemy. At least you always put up a fight."
Bowser, Super Mario Galaxy

"Can't believe you think he's my boss, he's my archenemy!"
Manny Calavera, Grim Fandango

"He's my best enemy."
The Third Doctor, on the Master, Doctor Who, "The Five Doctors"

"You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies."
The Seventh Doctor, Doctor Who, "Remembrance of the Daleks"

Amy Pond: So, you have enemies, then.
Eleventh Doctor: Everyone's got enemies.
Amy Pond: Yeah, but mine's the woman outside Budgens with the mental Jack Russell. You've got, you know, arch-enemies.

"Lord Monkey Fist, my arch-foe! Hey, I just realized I have my own personal arch-foe. It's kind of cool."
Ron Stoppable, Kim Possible

"No, no, I'm not gonna kill him. We need each other. We define each other. We're... yin and yang, black and white."
David Allen Griffin, The Watcher

"Ages ago Set coiled about the world like a python about its prey. All my life, which was as the lives of three common men, I fought him. I drove him into the shadows of the mysterious south, but in dark Stygia men still worship him who to us is the arch-demon. As I fought Set, I fight his worshippers and his votaries and his acolytes."

Doctor Venture: You just have to keep pushing my buttons, don't you?
The Monarch: I'm your arch enemy! That's what I do! That's my thing!

"I'm someone's nemesis?"
Chuck Bartowski, "Chuck Versus the Muuurder"

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Chris: These two dudes are completely on their own level that’s just beyond anyone else in the movie, which makes then a really great pair. There’s a grandness to them and their adversarial relationship –—as well as their familiarity with each other — that this movie does pull off pretty well despite all its other flaws.
David: Well, Luthor even says it: he’ll miss Superman, the only man who can keep up with him. He’s also, notably, the only man who’s ever outsmarted Luthor, with his great gambit at the end of Superman II. He not only outsmarted Luthor, he used Luthor as a pawn to outsmart someone bigger. Luthor respects the Hell out of that.
Chris: Exactly, which is why as far as Luthor’s concerned, Superman has to die.
David: It's almost a Batman/Joker Killing Joke opening scene vibe.
Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

"The Master believes he is the most powerful force in the universe. He believes that he is entitled to whatever he desires. He believes that existence itself is a perpetual conflict, whereby he must fight to claim what is rightfully his. Survival of the fittest. Certainly, the speech that the Master has Midge deliver at the youth club reflects this world view. 'Get rid of the deadwood, let the wasters go to the wall, and the strong will inherit the earth. You and me.' And mostly him.

Survival rather cleverly mirrors the Master to the Doctor. The Master recruits his own young followers — a clear contrast to the Doctor’s companion. However, while the Doctor tries to teach Ace to be a pacifist, the Master turns his disciples into soldiers and killers. He keeps Midge on a leash. While the Doctor empowers his companions, and helps them to grow and develop — the Master confines and constrains his followers. This contrast is only really possible with Ace, as she seems to be the first companion who is clearly and demonstrably strengthened by her time with the Doctor."

"In the first twenty minutes of EarthBound, we learn most of what we need to know about Pokey: he's a slobbish, dishonest, immature, self-centered coward. Meanwhile, we hear everyone around Onett tell Ness what a brave, smart, honest, and all-around excellent person he is. Pokey is something of an anti-Ness; he is everything that Ness is not, and perhaps in equal proportions."

"Try as we might, we in the end have to return to the theme we saw playing out in the opening stories of the series: that the show becomes Doctor Who proper once four concepts are in place. Those concepts are the Doctor, the TARDIS, the companions, and the monsters. And The Daleks are the ones who establish what monsters are. They are the ones to set up one of the tentpoles of the series, and in one sense every other monster in the series is just an expansion or a variation on something the Daleks do in the original Nation or Whitaker stories. The Cybermen are the Daleks with unfeeling extermination turned up to eleven, the Ice Warriors are just a variation on the small core of Daleks struggling to survive, and the Silence are just Whitaker's alchemical Daleks for a new generation. Even the Master is just a sexier version of the Dalek shouting "I AM YOUR SERVANT" in Power of the Daleks."

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