"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever."
— O'Brien, 1984
"When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?"
"This world... This future... It's a nightmare!"
— Donatello, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)
This future sucks!
—Ranma Saotome, Ranma 1/2
Without you around, Mega, nobody could stop Wily!
— Roll, the Mega Man cartoon
"For those of you still living under the illusion that you will have freedom, know this: my armies have exterminated the last pockets of resistance, and I now control the entire planet. The traitorous Utrom scientists I have captured are completing a colossal transmat device. With it, I will send forth my armies and enslave the stars, one world after another. There is no hope. There is only the Shredder."
— The Shredder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), "Same As It Never Was"
"And in the future... all is devastation."
— Buzz Buzz, EarthBound
"Because of him, the whole world is gonna be enslaved. Everything you believe in will lie in ashes, and the X-Men are going to die."
— Bishop, X-Men
"If these shadows remain unaltered by the future..."
"I am Trellia and you are my ancestor. I am from the distant future, or one possible future... There is another possible future: a dark future, the Vortex future."
— Trellia, Ecco: The Tides of Time
"...No winds blow... The day never comes... Neither spring nor summer ever comes... It's a world of unrelenting darkness... It would be no exaggeration to call it the complete ruin of the world."