Quotes / Beware the Nice Ones

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    Anime and Manga 

Because if someone gets angry all the time, it's really no big deal. But when someone usually doesn't get angry, it's scary.
Takashi Kamiyama, Cromartie High School

You seem more docile than I imagined. Or is that the kind of kid you have to look out for nowadays?
Namie Yagiri, Durarara!!

Now, let me just make something clear - I'm ordinarily a very kind-hearted person. For instance, on the occasion when my little sister took my favorite scarf and tried to wrap it around Shamisen as a joke, and Shamisen, entirely unimpressed by the whole affair, responded as any cat would by flailing tooth and claw in every direction until the scarf was reduced to an unidentifiable mess of wool and fibre, I was understanding enough to let the both of them off with no worse than a poke to the forehead. That's just the kind of guy I am.

When you've managed to drive a guy like that into a proper rage, you know things are getting serious.
Kyon, Haruhi Suzumiya

Watashi, kanninbukuro no o ga kiremashita!note 
Cure Blossom, HeartCatch Pretty Cure!

Seras Victoria: (to Zorin Blitz) You called [Pip Bernadotte] a gnat, didn't you? You called him a gnat. You'll pay for this. You will pay! You're going to pay! YOU'LL PAY! [...] Even if I were about to die, I wouldn't drink a single god-damned drop of your evil blood! I don't want you...inside of me! [...] How does it feel having someone fuck with your head!? HOW DOES IT FEEL, YOU BITCH!?
Hellsing Soldiers (watching in horror): Look at her... How can that be!? The same sweet girl we knew before.

"I am the hope of the universe! I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace! I am protector of the innocent! I am the light in the darkness! I am Truth! Ally to good, nightmare to you!"
Son Goku, Dragon Ball

"You ruthless... heartless... bastard... I WILL MAKE YOU SUFFER!"
Son Goku, Dragon Ball

"It's done. Your power is decreasing with every blow, in fact, you're not even a challenge to me anymore. It wouldn't be fair for me to keep fighting you. I'm satisfied now, your pride has been torn to shreds. You challenged and lost to a fighter who is superior to you and to make it worse, he was just a monkey, right? It would be meaningless to fight you now, you're too scared and ashamed. Live with the shock, keep it bottled up inside you, silently."
Son Goku, Dragon Ball

"What are you so afraid of Cell? Isn't this what you wanted? I warned you! I told you what would happen if you pushed me too far! But you didn't listen! You forced me to awaken my hidden power! And now that you've seen it, you're afraid...because you know that I'm going to destroy you!"
Gohan not so subtly informing Cell that he is fucked, Dragon Ball

    Comic Books 
WARNING: Though pacifistic by nature, the Surfer can be extremely violent when provoked.
— The Nova Corp record on the Silver Surfer, Annihilation: Nova Corps Files

His wrath is slow to waken, but terrible to behold.
The Magic Mirror on Buffkin, Fables

Mongul: Happy birthday, Kryptonian. I bring you oblivion.
Superman: (losing it) BURN. (blasts Mongul with his heat vision)

Inflicting pain on others doesn't seem to bother you. It bothers me. Usually.

Who could be a better hunter then one who had been prey? Someone who would be driven to fight back against the dark forces sent by the world, who would never stop, even though they were bigger and more and perhaps even stronger than he was. Because once having been prey, he would never allow himself to become such again. Would never surrender. Would take death before submission.
Spider Totem to Spider-Man, JMS' Spider-Man, "The Book of Ezekiel"

    Fan Fiction 
The Hellish Handbook is a very short thing, as very few demons have the patience or the actual caring to write down rules for others to follow. As such, it has two orders, scrawled on a piece of paper that is tacked outside Lucifer's office:

1. Don't defy me. I'm not sure what punishment could be worse than what you're already going through Down Here, but I'm more than willing to find out.
2. LEAVE THE NICE ONES ALONE. Seriously. It's for your own good. (See? And you guys think I don't care. Okay, I don't, but I don't want you dying all over the place. It gets old.)

There are two very good reasons for the second rule. The first is that really nice people tend to have a "But I will destroy you should you push me too far" clause attached that makes messing with them a bad idea. Aziraphale is an example of this. However, Raphael is not — he has become such a really nice person that he has gone beyond the clause.
The second reason is that really nice people tend to have really good friends.

"Yes, I think war is a fool's game. Yes, I believe life — all life — is precious. But tell me something, Vharaj — did you ever listen to my enemies' tales of me? If you did, it's obvious you weren't paying attention. The Daleks do not have emotion, Vharaj. They don't know fear. But do you know what they called me? Ka Faraq Gatri. It means Destroyer of Worlds. I am the Bringer of Darkness, Vharaj. The Oncoming Storm. I've watched worlds and galaxies fall, and rise, and fall again. I fought the Vampires at the dawn of Creation, and I may yet witness the end of the Universe. I brought about the destruction of my own race, the deaths of my children, my grandchildren, my siblings, my friends, all in the name of peace, to save this Universe. So you tell me, Vharaj: What do you think I am capable of?"

— The Doctor spells the trope out for the villain of The Man with No Name.

Aria, too familiar with their old ways, just couldn’t bring herself to feel shocked or even disturbed. She had seen this side of Sonata reveal itself many times before. Every now and then, the girl, who Aria had to admit was very popular in her social circles, would be rejected by someone. More often than not, it was never anyone special, but Aria knew that for Sonata that didn’t matter. Inevitably, the younger girl’s attention would be drawn in a way that was frightening. An obsession would reveal itself in her, one that would not be satiated until the object of her desire was practically groveling at her feet. Usually, with their powers, getting to this result was rather simple and uncostly; however, considering their new circumstances, Aria knew for a fact that, now, the notion was foolhardy. All this seemed to be an ominous situation that could not only put the youngest girl in peril, but all of her sisters as well. Sonata was sweet and cheerful when she wanted to be, but one would be reckless to assume that this meant that she wasn’t as dangerous and chaotic an entity as her comrades, perhaps even more so. After all, the girl did have a propensity for getting lost in her own delusions without consideration for the world around her.

She grabbed the hoof on her shoulder and gave a firm twist, snapping the wrist cleanly. Russet tried to scream, but Fluttershy’s other hoof slammed into his throat, sending him into a choking fit. His arm still gripped tightly, she spun around and bucked him straight in the chest, dislocating his shoulder with a wet pop.

Fluttershy released the arm as she finished her spin. It flopped uselessly at Russet’s side. He stumbled past the stunned Iron Pick, screaming in fits and bursts as he tried to fill his lungs.

The confidence drained out of the bigger stallion when she turned to face him. There were still tears on her cheeks, but her eyes were thin pinpricks of burning hate that rooted him in place. That furious stare dominated his field of vision, the shadows in the cave swallowing up everything else as those baleful eyes crushed him down into a tiny ball of nothingness. He tried to draw his club, but it slipped from his trembling hoof.

Baring her fangs, she lunged at the stallion.

"When one person who is hardly ever upset about something, suddenly raises their voice, the world turns upside down and seems to come to an end...it is often the quietest lamb that can have the roar of a lion."

“You’re not going to love her, are you, Cherry dear?” she whispered as the flames finally began to lick at the second floor windows. “You’re not going to love anypony else, are you, Cherry, my sweet…my sweet, wonderful, perfect Cherry Coke?”
With another breezy whoosh and the crackling sound of splintering wood, the fire reached the roof and ignited the straw covering the top floor. And Fluttershy smiled.
“No, you’re not,” she said, her smoldering grin infused with passionate rage. “You’re going to love me.”

“We see.” She said nothing else, but kept up the glare. “As soon as there is time you will be getting yourself clean. This is not up for debate, and if you resist we will be very displeased.”

See, I knew she would never hurt me, but just hearing the barely controlled anger in her voice was more terrifying than an entire legion of Steel Rangers. “Okay,” I said meekly, which is not something I do often. “Sorry.”

“If you do not do as we ask, we can assure you that you will be.”

Well, that was ominous.
Platinum Haze to Silver Storm/Hired Gun, Fallout: Equestria - Heroes

For a moment all the friendliness drained right out of Ditzy Doo’s face and became something fierce and cold, “And I’ll appreciate it if none of you breathe a word of this to Derpy. I don’t want my daughter to be a part of any of this. She was born a human and it's my wish that she live a normal life and die as a human, old and happy. Got it?”

She’s serious. She’s going to kill us.
Rarity, on Ditzy Doo, Equestria Girls: Friendship Souls

Seeing Pinkie's anger towards Fluttershy's rapist particularly chilled them; though Rainbow would have liked nothing more than to skin him, she wasn't entirely sure that Pinkie wouldn't, given the opportunity.

As soon as she heard Lincoln's yelp of pain, the smile on Leni's face melted away. "Hey, wait a second!" she cried, dropping her bags in shock. "You guys are... you're bullying him!"
The three jocks shared a loud, haughty cackle. "Careful, it's learning!" the tall one said with a sneer.
Leni's face tightened up into a stern glower. "You three better take your hands off him and leave him alone!" she demanded. The three jocks just laughed and continued to shove Lincoln around.
Once again, the three of them paid her no heed­ aside from the tall one, who flipped her off with one hand while he shoved Lincoln with the other.
"I said…", Leni gritted her teeth and drew her fist back,"…leave.Him.ALONE!"
She thrust her fist deep into the short one's belly. He immediately released Lincoln and collapsed onto the floor, clutching his stomach and making anguished choking noises.
An awkward silence had passed over the mall, as Leni's outburst got the attention of all the nearby shoppers. Lincoln backed away and rubbed his eyes, scarcely believing what he just saw

You might call them soft, because they're very reluctant to kill, and they might agree with you, but they're soft the way the ocean is soft, and, well; ask any sea captain how harmless and puny the ocean can be.
Zakalwe, on The Culture

If you have to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you entirely at his mercy, then hope like hell that man is an evil man. Because the evil like power, power over people, and they want to see you in fear. They want you to know you're going to die. So they'll talk. They'll gloat. They'll watch you squirm. They'll put off the moment of murder like another man will put off a good cigar. So hope like hell your captor is an evil man. A good man will kill you with hardly a word.
Samuel Vimes, Men at Arms

The trouble with small furry animals in a corner is that, just occasionally, one of them's a mongoose.
Witches Abroad on Magrat Garlic

When kind men grow angry, things are about to change.
Harry Dresden, Blood Rites

I'm sure you're not threatening the younglings. Because you really don't want to see me angry. And I think you're smart enough to know that. But if you want to try me, go ahead and make that threat.
Luke Skywalker, Legacy of the Force: Inferno

I had thought you peculiarly free from willfulness of temper, self-conceit, and every tendency to that independence of spirit which prevails so much in modern days, even in young women, and which in young women is offensive and disgusting beyond all common offense. But you have now shown me that you can be willful and perverse; that you can and will decide for yourself, without any consideration or deference for those who have surely some right to guide you, without even asking their advice. You have shewn yourself very, very different from anything that I had imagined.
Sir Thomas, Mansfield Park

There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.

At that moment, Harry fully understood for the first time why people said Dumbledore was the only wizard Voldemort had ever feared. The look upon Dumbledore's face as he stared down at the unconscious form of Mad-Eye Moody was more terrible than Harry could have ever imagined. There was no benign smile upon Dumbledore's face, no twinkle in the eyes behind the spectacles. There was cold fury in every line of the ancient face; a sense of power radiated from Dumbledore as though he were giving off burning heat.

    Live-Action TV 
In five years, we'll either be working for [Kenneth] or dead by his hand.
Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock

Mr. Morden: What do you want?
Vir Cotto: I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I want to look up into your lifeless eyes and wave... like this. (waggles fingers, smiling) Can you and your associates arrange that for me, Mr. Morden?
Babylon 5 note 

Bored now.
Willow just before flaying Warren alive, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Villains"

Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch?

He never raised his voice, that was the worst thing. The fury of the Time Lord. And then we discovered why, why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he'd run away from us and hidden. He was being kind. He wrapped my father in unbreakable chains forged in the heart of a dwarf star. He tricked my mother into the event horizon of a collapsing galaxy, to be imprisoned there forever. He still visits my sister, once a year, every year. I wonder if one day he might forgive her, but there she is, can you see? He trapped her inside a mirror. Every mirror. If ever you look at your reflection and see something move behind you, just for a second, that's her. That's always her. As for me, I was suspended in time, and the Doctor put me to work standing over the fields of England as their protector. We wanted to live forever. So the Doctor made sure that we did.
The Son, Doctor Who, "Family Of Blood"

Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun, when a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies,
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war.
River Song quotes a proverb, Doctor Who, "A Good Man Goes to War"

Madame Kovarian: The anger of a good man is not a problem. Good men have too many rules.
The Doctor: Good men don't need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many.

I will admit that you surprised me. Who would have imagined that such fierce determination existed within that deceptively frail body?
Tiernan to Kes, Star Trek: Voyager, "Warlord"

President Bartlet: I'm not comfortable with violence... I know this country has enemies, but I don't feel violent towards any of them.
President Bartlet: I am not frightened. I am going to blow them off the face of the Earth with the fury of God's own thunder.
The West Wing, before and after the Syrians decide it would be a good idea to shoot down a military plane carrying the President's personal physician.

Don't mess with me, my fuse is short
Beneath this skin these fragments caught
When I allow it to be
There's no control over me''
Peter Gabriel, "Darkness"

    Stand-Up Comedy 
I always give a chocolate bar to that quiet guy at work. That way, when he goes on a rampage with a shotgun, all he does to me is say "Thanks for the candyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..."

    Video Game 
As quick as lightning, she could turn from smiling angel to angry ogre. Yeah, no doubt about it, they're sisters all right.

Jacob is way too nice a guy for the number of ways he knows how to kill people.
Jeff "Joker" Moreau, Mass Effect 2

Snake: (upon seeing Zelda) So this rose has thorns... Interesting...
Colonel: This is no time for pickup lines, Snake.
Snake: Don't worry. I know from experience that it's the quiet ones you have to watch out for.

I appreciate that you're my employer and an old man besides... but if you don't take your goddamn hands off me, I will break you in HALF.

"You spit on mercy? Then you will have NONE. You want carnage?! Garrosh will get more blood than EVER he bargained for!"
Jaina Proudmoore, World of Warcraft

"it's a beautiful day outside. birds are singing, flowers are blooming... on days like these, kids like you... Should be burning in hell."
— Sans, Undertale

"You even THINK of coming after your brother, and THIS BULLET will be waiting for you! Then we'll see who's valuable!"
Paragon!Shepard, Mass Effect 2

"Don't get all cocky just because I normally behave myself! I am DONE playing nice!"
Makoto Nijima, Persona 5

    Visual Novels 
...At the end, the bear had his guts eaten out by the hound dogs of this smart mouse. This movie has to be rated mature.
I couldn't move out of fear even after the credits.
I thought Kouri might have fainted, but she actually looked like she had just finished watching an epic movie.
That was the first time I feared this girl.

Your kind always underestimates ours. You mistake good manners for timidity. You mistake self-control for passivity. So self controlled are we that we that sometimes we won't retaliate if you harm us. But if you - any of you - harm our loved ones, we will come at you like fanged, slavering beasts from the darkest of LSD nightmares. Believe it.
Rik Oberf to Keith Feddyg, Fans!

Always, I try to be reasonable. To be fair. I try to talk to people. And no one ever takes it as anything other than weakness.

You listen to me try to be civilized and you think, "Oh, he's nothing. Him, we can ignore. Him, we can push around. We can do whatever we want — he won't stop us!" Because nobody ever takes me seriously- unless I shout and threaten like a cut-rate stage villain. Well, you know what? I can do crazy. I really can. And it looks like I'm going to have to. Agatha is in danger. This whole town is in danger. If I'm going to be able to help her at all, it looks like I'm going to have to give up all this "being reasonable" garbage — and show you idiots what kind of a madboy you're really dealing with!
Gilgamesh Wulfenbach while beating up a supersoldier despite serious injuries, Girl Genius

Gil: You knew me at school and perhaps don't take me very seriously. That would be a mistake. You must understand this. When I come to her, she will be safe, unharmed, and free. Because I will come to her, and if she is not... I will destroy "Her Undying Majesty", I will melt what is left of your miserable island to slag and boil the seas around you for the next thousand years!
Wooster: You... you couldn't!
Gil: Couldn't? Couldn't?! I am Gilgamesh Wulfenbach, little man! And there is nothing I couldn't do, had I cause. And now... now I have one.

Don't say another Goddamn word. Up until now, I've been polite. If you say anything else - word one - I will kill myself. And when my tainted spirit finds its destination, I will topple the Master of that dark place. From my black throne, I will lash together a machine of bone and blood, and fueled by my hatred for you this fear engine will bore a hole between this world and that one. When it begins, you will hear the sound of children screaming - as though from a great distance. A smoking orb of nothing will grow above your bed, and from it will emerge a thousand starving crows. As I slip through the widening maw in my new form, you will only catch a glimpse of my radiance before you are incinerated. Then, as tears of bubbling pitch stream down my face, my dark work will begin. I will open one of my six mouths, and I will sing the song that ends the Earth.
Tycho, Penny Arcade

Black: What the hell, man! I thought you were supposed to be the nice one!
Sam: What can I say? Every single person I know is a bad influence.

Something so innocent can not be good.
Tate, Weesh

Omar: Maybe it can steal powers.
Clara: We don't know about that.
Omar: But we should be careful anyway!
Clara: Until we know for sure, it'd be unwise to put ourself at such a disadvantage.
Omar: Well, I'm not attacking it first.
Clara: So it's just me and Leo then?
Omar: Um, well-
Clara: And I don't exactly have a useful power against something which probably doesn't breathe?
Omar: Er-
Clara: And you've got the most immediately dangerous power of all of us! You should be helping!
Omar: Alright, alright! Just stop yelling at me!

    Web Original 
(Dio Brando arrives at the Joestar mansion.)
Jonathan: Hi! You must be... (briefly glares) Krghfg... Dio, who's going to live with us!
Danny: (shows up) Wan wan wo!
Jonathan: Let me introduce you! This is Danny! He's a very smart d-
Dio: (kicks Danny)
Jonathan: Danny! What are you doing?!
Dio: Sorry, but I can't stand filthy mutts-
Jonathan: Unforgivable! (uppercut) I won't... (body blow) stop hitting you... (clenches fist) until... (another body blow) you cry!!
Dio: (crying) I'M SORRY!

"You know, I really will break his legs."

    Western Animation 
I'm in a bad mood, understand?
Rhinox when Dinobot picks a very bad time to argue about the chain of command, Beast Wars

It looks like Gandhi has renounced his philosophy of nonviolence in favor of a philosophy of whoop-ass.
Stone Cold Steve Austin, Celebrity Deathmatch

Pimp: My back's all froze up! I can't feel nothin'! Aaaa Argh..! ... would you please help me, bitch?
Posey: ...ok, where does it hurt?
Andy: Posey, no! What are you doing!?
Pimp: Lower... oh yes! Oooh, much better! So that's legitimate massage, huh? Who knew!
Posey: (kicks him off the roof's edge)
Pimp: Aaaaah! (crash) Ow...
Andy: What the hell was that about?
Posey: I didn't want him to fall off the roof and not feel it.

You're going to LOVE ME!!!

Fighting is not really my thing, I'm more into fashion... BUT I WILL RIP YOU TO PIECES IF YOU TOUCH ONE SCALE ON HIS CUTE LITTLE HEAD!

Now calm down, Ned-dily-diddly-diddly-diddly... they did their best, shoddily-iddly-iddly-diddly... gotta be nice, hostily-iddly-biddly-diddly... AH HELL diddly-ding-dong-CRAP! Can't you morons do anything right?!
Ned Flanders, The Simpsons

When the nice ones snap, it's always a good show.

Bubbles, The Powerpuff Girls

Toys? I don't want toys...I WANT REVENGE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Real Life 
The important thing about this ideal is the double demand it makes on human nature. The knight is a man of blood and iron, a man familiar with the sight of smashed faces and the ragged stumps of lopped off limbs; he is also a demure, almost maiden-like, guest in hall, a gentle, modest, unobtrusive man. He is not a compromise or happy mean between ferocity and meekness; he is fierce to the Nth and meek to the Nth...
C. S. Lewis, The Necessity of Chivalry

Ang mabait, pag magalit, malupit.
("When the good ones go angry, they're brutal.")
— Old Filipino saying

"Beware the fury of a patient man."
John Dryden

And Bush, President Bush? Complete surprise. He turned into a demon, man. When he was first President, they called him the "wimp President". I mean, this was the cover of Newsweek: "WIMP. PRESIDENT." Apparently, it stuck in this guy's craw at little bit... Guy turned into a fucking demon, man. "We surrender!" "Not good enough." "We run away!" "Too little, too late. We're havin' WAY too much fun!"
Bill Hicks, on the Gulf War