Quotes / Big Bad

“It was me, James. The author of all your pain."
Oberhauser, Spectre

"The man pervades London, and no one has heard of him. That's what puts him on a pinnacle in the records of crime. I tell you, Watson, in all seriousness, that if I could beat that man, if I could free society of him, I should feel that my own career had reached its summit, and I should be prepared to turn to some more placid line in life. Between ourselves, the recent cases in which I have been of assistance to the royal family of Scandinavia, and to the French republic, have left me in such a position that I could continue to live in the quiet fashion which is most congenial to me, and to concentrate my attention upon my chemical researches. But I could not rest, Watson, I could not sit quiet in my chair, if I thought that such a man as Professor Moriarty were walking the streets of London unchallenged."
Sherlock Holmes, "The Final Problem"

"Eventually the curtains get pulled 8ack, and you find out who was 8ehind every terri8le thing that happened all along. Someone who is invaria8ly stronger than all other adversaries 8y a wide margin. The supreme villain! To 8e honest, I was always kind of w8ing for that guy to show up, whoever he was. For the other shoe to drop, you know? There's always a 8ig 8ad 8ehind everything."

Mrs. Price: This is one of Johann Davis's earliest drawings. See the villain's eyes? They're larger than the other characters'. They - insinuate a slightly skewed perspective on how they see the world. Just off normal.
David Dunn: Doesn't look scary.
Mrs. Price: That's what I said to my son. But he says there's always two kinds; there's the soldier villain - who fights the hero with his hands; and then there's the real threat - the brilliant and evil archenemy - who fights the hero with his mind.

The blood of the demons quickened as their master rose over the battlefield. The blood of the angels also quickened: here was the chance to finally end the war started millennia ago.

Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
—"The Three Little Pigs (1933)," a Disney Silly Symphony

Basically he's Mr. Big Bad Himself.

Think of every fairy-tale villainess you've ever heard of. Think of those wicked witches, the evil queens, the mad enchantresses. Think of the alluring sirens, the hungry ogresses, the savage she-beasts. Think of them and remember that somewhere, sometime, they've all been real.
Mab gave them lessons.

It was Voldemort, Harry thought, staring up at the canopy of his bed in the darkness, it all came back to Voldemort. He was the one who had torn these families apart, who had ruined all these lives.

"For years past I have continually been conscious of some power behind the malefactor, some deep organising power which forever stands in the way of the law, and throws its shield over the wrong-doer. Again and again in cases of the most varying sorts—forgery cases, robberies, murders—I have felt the presence of this force, and I have deduced its action in many of those undiscovered crimes in which I have not been personally consulted. For years I have endeavoured to break through the veil which shrouded it, and at last the time came when I seized my thread and followed it, until it led me, after a thousand cunning windings, to ex-Professor Moriarty of mathematical celebrity. He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organiser of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city."
Sherlock Holmes, "The Final Problem"

Of ALL the villains, I had to bump into Shendu?

Hobgoblin: (in Crime Central) So, this is what it's all about. I didn't think this place existed! It was a legend, like El Dorado or Shangri-La. A pipe dream thought up by criminal lunatics to entertain the gullible. But it's true, isn't it? There really is one nerve center that controls most of the crime on this planet - and THIS is IT! Call off your men, Fisk.
Wilson Fisk: And why should I do that?
Hobgoblin: 'Cause you can do just about anything, Fisk. Or should I say - Kingpin?

"Who am I? I [Dramatic Pause] am the Napoleon of Wickness. The Most Naughty Man in the World! Master of Disguises (Sussex University). Arch Rascal, Prince of Mischief. You many know me as... [henchman plays Ominous Pipe Organ] Nasty Person!"
The Goodies, "The Lost Island of Munga".

"You all can bark as loud as you wish, try as hard as you like, but I will not yield. You have not an idea what truly awaits you all. You are probably thinking no matter what I say, no matter what creature I send, no matter what I do, my defeat is inevitable. Go ahead and think that. That singular thought is a spark. A spark that incites hope and ignites the hearts of your weary souls. I will extinguish that flame."
Cancer Lucrenian, Soul Eater: Troubled Souls

“You wouldn’t believe how much convincing it took to get the Director to threaten Canterlot the way he did. Say what you will about his creepy obsession with his dead wife, the man still has principles. Sorry, had principles. I guess the vague promise of finding you and whatever secrets you might hold towards bringing back Allison was too much for him to refuse. And with that, the conflict with Project Freelancer escalated to a legitimate war! It was no longer just a fight to cover Celestia’s collaboration with the Director: the lives of Equestrian citizens became at stake."
Sunset Shimmer, I Against I, Me Against You

Cosmo sneered. “I must respectfully disagree. Everything all of you have done in this war has been in accordance with my will. You are far too predictable, sister. By allowing you to conduct this laughable resistance, you have effectively rounded up each and every pony who is bold and foolish enough to oppose my divine rule. Once they have been wiped out, all of Equestria will fall at my hooves. What's more, you were kind enough to remove the barrier that was preventing me from procuring the Elements of Harmony.” He flared his wings and his horn began to shimmer with magic. “Your failure is absolute! None can challenge my power, and with the Elements in my possession, nopony ever will! I will rule this kingdom forever!”
King Cosmo, Repercussions

This was all my doing!
The Chairman, Ask Factory Scootaloo

"Do it," Celestia says. She looks up at me. "Whatever it takes, as long as you don't get yourself arrested. Whatever she's done, whoever she's hurt...I'm leaving it up to you. She's hurt you more than anybody else. You deserve justice...and I get the feeling you're right. I can't get your justice for you." She takes a deep breath. "Just...just one question." She looks me in the eyes. "Is...is Sunset Shimmer responsible for...for everything that's gone on this year?"

"Yes," I say without hesitation. "Either directly or indirectly, Sunset Shimmer is behind everything."

Godship am Big Bad.
Bizarro Lex Luthor, Bizarrogirl

There is always one of these in the background of every Tour, attempting to ruin everything and Take Over the World. He will be so sinister that he will be seen only once or twice, probably near the end of the Tour. Generally, he will attack you through minions (forces of terror, bound to his will), of which he will have large numbers. When you do get to see him at last, you will not be surprised to discover he is black and shadowy and probably not wholly human. He will make you feel very cold and small. Actually, when it comes down to it, that is probably all he will do, having almost certainly exhausted his other resources earlier on. You should be able to defeat him, with a little help from your companions, without too much effort. However, the Rules state that at this stage, you will be exhausted yourself and probably wounded by magic. So be careful.