We had come late to Robert's cause. It was necessary to demonstrate our loyalty. When I laid those bodies before the throne no man could doubt that we had forsaken House Targaryen forever. And Robert's relief was palpable. As stupid as he was even he knew Rhaegar's children had to die if his throne was ever to be secure. Yet he saw himself as a hero and heroes do not kill children.
—Tywin Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire explains why he ordered the murder of two children, both 5 years old or less.
The big front page scoop of the morning was a picture someone had taken with his cell phone from one of the buildings on the same street as the building we’d burned down. Our silhouettes were visible as we stood on the street with dozens of ABB members strewn around us. The headline? ‘VILLAINS STEP IN’.
—A newspaper in Worm, following the local supervillains attacking a gang that had gone on a bombing spree.
Civilization rests on the principle that we treat our criminals better than they treated their victims. That we not stoop to their level. But you and I are outliers. We're not really a part of civilization. We're something... older. Which means, of course, that we can do the things that civilized people can't.
—Carl Elias from Person of Interest to Officer Simmons before having him killed
Let's face it I've done more in two nights than you've done in two years? Sionis? Gone! Loeb! Whoa corrupt to the core! Killed him! The Warden? Pretty sure he'll be facing charges after what I made him do tonight
—""Joker"" from "Arkham Origins" to Batman
Now zat is how a supervillain does it. Quick and efficient.