Quotes / Asshole Victim

"He needed killin'."
Anonymous, often attributed to a witness to the murder of Ken McElroy.


"And it turns out he was a missing person that nobody missed at all."
Dixie Chicks, "Goodbye, Earl"

"They had it coming!
They had it coming!
They had it coming all along!
I didn't do it,
But if I'd done it
How could you tell me that I was wrong?"
— "The Cell Block Tango", Chicago

"If you wanna be profound,
And you really gotta justify,
Take a breath and look around,
A lot of folks deserve to die!"
Audrey II, Little Shop of Horrors

"As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
I've got a little list I've got a little list
Of society offenders who might well be underground,
And who never would be missed who never would be missed!"
Ko-Ko, The Mikado

"Waiting for that? Because it's all you deserve."

"I — I know it's wrong, but I'm liking our killer better than our victim."
Lance Sweets, Bones

Tenkaichi: "However, going on the behaviour of Jirou last night it was almost like he was yelling: "Hey! I'm about to be murdered!" I couldn't bear to watch."
Banzo: "When a frivolous tight wad shows up before a great detective, nine out of ten times he's going to die."

"So I started asking myself who would want to take these guys out. And you know the first person that came to mind? Me."
Debra Morgan, Dexter

Chief Wyatt Rash: Tell me something Cubby, you notice anything odd lately?
Cubby: You mean other than the fact that no one seems to care about this woman's death?
Chief Wyatt Rash: Along those lines.
Cubby: Hell Wyatt, I've seen people more upset over losing change in a candy machine.

"I hope at least they were jerks."
Gordon Freeman, Freeman's Mind, after accidentally killing two guys.

"Let's face it, Captain. Killing Jensen was a public service."
Detective Stabler, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

"Yeah, you're special! But don't be bossy! If you keep it up, you'll end up like that guy in that movie who bossed people around, and then zombies ate him. He deserved it!"
Lilo Pelekai, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, "627"

"If you're gonna spend all that time setting up some douchebag, he needs to die horribly."

Have you heard the news that you're dead?
No one ever had much nice to say / I think they never liked you anyway

"A man well hated, and in so short a space."
Hugh Beringar, The Raven in the Foregate, which turns out to be a subversion as it was not murder but divine judgment.

"I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner."
Hannibal Lecter, The Silence of the Lambs

My doctor recommends a diet high in questionable moral fiber! It aids digestion!
Aylee, Sluggy Freelance

"Yes, they deserved to die, and I hope they burn in Hell!"
Carl Lee Hailey, A Time to Kill

"I know who he is... [...] He's dead as a doorknob and to be perfectly honest, that jerk had what was coming to him. I hope it was painful."
Cruise Control, Turnabout Storm

"Obviously I don't like the idea that even someone as despicable as him could get knifed in a prison yard. But I can't say I'm terrible sorry it happened."
Abe Laeser, prosecutor, about Charlie Street's murder in death row.

Public service murder n.: the killing of a person who is perceived to be bad for a community or society.

Well, I can't take pity on men of his kind
Even though he now takes it in the behind
Sublime, "Date Rape"

"What a pity. But still, they weren't very nice."
Disney's version of The Little House

"Ah, quel animal! I cannot, cannot regret that he is dead!"

I don't think the dude deserved it or anything. I don't wish harm on stupid people or rejoice in the harm that comes upon them. But I've searched all over for a way to feel bad for him, and I just can't find it.

"I love hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad."
Marv, Sin City

"If you searched into the lives of some of these victims, you would find out that they they, themselves were the cause of their very deaths. In those cases, the so-called "victim", at some earlier time played some part in the creation of their "killer"

No-one wept for Billington-Smith. No-one mourned his passing. During the weekend he had given everyone in his family cause to wish him dead.

Lois: But who'd want to destroy Luthor?
(Clark stares)
Lois: Well, yeah. But who'd be crazy enough to try?

Prisoner: What are you in for?
Prisoner: You call this a crime?!

Emerson: The fact that he was a very, very bad man makes you feel better about what you did?
Ned: Yes. Immensely. I would have felt horrible if it was... you, for example.

If ever a man deserved to die screaming, it was Gregor Clegane.
Doran Martell, A Song of Ice and Fire

Shaw: I gotta ask, though, is this guy even worth our time?
Finch: You know, that's not a question we entertained when we saved you, Ms. Shaw.
Person of Interest, "Nothing to Hide"

"Oh, poor Roach! He didn't deserved to die-Oh wait, yes he did."
Brandon in his Demon Knight review.

Down by the docks, hot blood in the sun.
The body lay up against the reeds.
The locals said the man had it coming.
And it's time someone put him six feet in the ground.
Better Than Ezra, "Summerhouse"

Solas: We have fought living men, with loves and families, and all that they might have been is gone.
Iron Bull: Yeah, but they were assholes.

"Anyone might have killed him! I wish I'd killed him!"
Lord Peter Wimsey, The Nine Tailors

Helen: Have you ever killed anyone?
Harry: Yeah, but they were all bad.

Giles: Why would someone want to hurt Cordelia?
Willow: Maybe because they met her? (Beat) Did I say that?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Out of Mind, Out of Sight"

Decker Shado: Am I supposed to feel bad about this? At least Koba has a tragic backstory, Carver was just a dick.
Decker Shado's thoughts on Carver's death in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

"I mean, here we are, busting a gut to find out who killed Martin Barrett, and everyone's glad he's dead!"
DC Jones, Midsomer Murders, Down Among the Dead Men"

You know, I never got the chance to tell you how glad I was you were eaten by a snake.
Xander to Principal Snyder (in a dream sequence), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Restless"

Warren was a cold-blooded killer of women just warming up. You ask me, that bastard had it coming to him.

Often, at indoor homicide, evidences of a victim's unpleasant personal practices, and the victim's own victims - beaten spouses, abused children - crowd around to whisper that the dead one had it coming, and many times he did.

"What did her daddy do?
What did he put you through?
They say when Janie was arrested
They found him underneath a train
But man, he had it comin'
Now that Janie's got a gun
She ain't never gonna be the same"
Aerosmith, "Janie's Got A Gun"

Knight-Captain: Know anything about the murder of Lord Dalren?
Sand: Well, I am not one to speak badly of the dead, but Dalren most likely deserved whatever death he had coming, and deserves to be buried in the betrayer's graveyard. It was a wonder that he wasn't exiled during the war with Luskan for his questionable involvement with weapons shipments, but the matter was not brought to light, yet somehow, Nasher ended up getting a deed to his lands, a tithe against future levies, and a full company of additional soldiers.
Knight-Captain: You think Nasher secretly forgave him in exchange for more resources?
Sand: Times were difficult, and it was a necessary... oversight on Nasher's part, but Dalren never deserved to live past the war with Luskan.
Knight-Captain: So he may have been murdered justly?
Sand: I doubt any murder is truly just, but did he deserve to be tried and executed? Oh, yes.

Tell me, are any of you honestly upset that Shinguuji-chan is dead? And I don't mean generally upset that a person is dead at all, I mean him specifically. (silence) There are people in this world that are too horrible to be kept alive. From our first day here, I could tell from the look in his eye that Shinguuji-chan was off his rocker. People with blood on their hands, they have this look about them that I can recognize. It just wasn't until the video that I started to put two and two together. He's better off where he is.
Kokichi Oma, Three Point Shot