Quotes / But Thou Must!

Why did the chicken cross the road?
Because the plot demands it.

Lysanderoth: And now it's time to finish the job. Goodbye Archibald.
Archibald: Why are you doing this?
Lysanderoth: Because my master told me to. King Dragon sends his regards. *Shoots Archibald*
Player: Oh fuck this. Fuck this. *resets game*
Archibald: Let's negotiate.
Lysanderoth: No thanks. King Dragon sends-
Archibald: Where is Prince Horace?!
Lysanderoth: Hmmmmm.... I dunno. King Dragon-
Archibald: *Knocks gun out of Lysanderoth's hand*
Lysanderoth *Beat* It's a good thing I always carry two guns! *pulls out another gun*

"It's sort of like... having a girl ask, 'Why do you think I'm not speaking to you?' and realizing your answer actually has no effect on whether or not a fight is about to ensue."

"Rather than offer you the illusion of free choice, I will take the liberty of choosing for you..."
G-Man, Half-Life 2

"Sometimes video games ask you interactive yes or no questions. Don't be tricked by having two options. They're only teasing you with one of them. For example, you often get asked things like, 'Will you help the king?' If you answer NO, it'll say, 'Oh, but you must!' If you answer NO again, it will say, 'Oh, but you must!' This will go on until someone or something destroys the power lines outside your house. And don't think you can just kill the King to get him to shut up, there's no button for that."

"For the request that I will ask you now please reply with 'Yes' or 'Okay'."
Anzelotte, Night Wizard

"You know you haven't got a choice, Shanoa. Let's not play games."

"I am not allowed to make choo-choo noises when the DM tries to force the plot."

"I'll just keep asking until you say yes!"

"I want to entrust you with this Pokédex
Will you use it to record data on all the Pokémon in Sinnoh for me?"
"I can stand here without speaking for hours. I'm a very patient man.
Let me ask you again..."
Professor Rowan, Pokémon Platinum

Steve: I'm the fucking Avatar. I've handled that rune twice, both times to do something a lot more fucking important than any stupid shit you've ever done. I fucking found that thing. I dug it out of a furnace while it was turned on. You're going to tell me, with a straight face, that you can't let me have the rune until I do some idiotic thing for you?
Selganor: That's right.
Steve: Fine. But the only reason I'm not killing you with a cannon right now is that I have a grudging respect for your enormous balls.

Ford: You have to be my field agent, Razputin. Are you ready?
Raz: No. Not yet.
Ford: [slaps Raz] ...How 'bout now?

"Why are we doing this again?"
"Because Matthew can be talked into anything."

Tom Nook: Isn't your current house just a tad cramped? We could build you a larger home. It could hold much more furniture, yes? So? What do you say?
You: Smaller is cozier!
Tom Nook: Oh, [player name]! Always the joker, hm? I know a young up-and-comer like you, [player name]... You couldn't possibly be satisfied with a house that small. Not likely! So, the roof on your newer, bigger house... What color should it be, hm?
Animal Crossing: Wild World

Shepard: Enjoy it, Joker. If we're stuck here, we might as well let them pamper us.
Joker: Does it breach uniform regs if I get that on a crew shirt? Because this is my favorite "you have no choice" choice ever.

"I understand the common belief is that in epics like these, the hero has to die. But the phrase 'the hero has to —' anything in a game [...] that's built around choice and you picking your own destiny? It goes against everything [that game] is all about."
Jeremy Jahns, in response to Mass Effect 3's ending

Enter the chamber
Enter the chamber (No Other Possibility)
Enter the chamber (Seriously)

Audience, You Don't Know Jack

Clementine: Do I have a choice?
Kenny: Of course.
Clementine: Really?
Kenny: No. Not really.

Ein: Time out. What exactly makes you think I'm obligated to do any of this? You nerf the crap out of me, you reformat my brain, you dump me in a strange village with some hippy chick and a loli, and now you show up out of nowhere and expect me to do your bidding? Something isn't right with this picture. Maybe you should just have been upfront rather than dicking me around like this. It's not my job to save you people. It's my job to activate the Retribution and save Asgard. It's going to screw you all over, and that sucks, but that's how it has to be. Too bad. No. I'm not helping you.
Didja Redo: ...is the kind of response you might have hoped to get by saying no. However, this is a JRPG, and as we all know, that is not how they work. Here's what actually happens.
Ein: Sorry, but I can't.
Didja Redo: All together now...
Ursula, Fia, Lina, and Serene: BUT THOU MUST!
Ein: Oh fine.
Didja Redo's LP of Riviera: The Promised Land

"I know this question.
And I know the answer to it.
You'll just keep saying 'but thou must!'
no matter how many times I say no, right?
So the answer is "yes"!
I am going to the Lunar Capital!"

"Let us erase this pointless world, and move on to the next."
>Do not
How curious.
You must have misunderstood.
The Fallen Child, Undertale

"But, you have a choice: 'I'm not afraid of death,' or, 'I feel better in prison.' [...] 'But it's up to you. The game doesn't start until you say YES.' Well, what's the point of having an option, then? I'm saying leave me the fuck in prison, but then again I might as well not even put the game in if I'm gonna say no. That's like in the movie, if he [Col. Trautman] would've said, 'John, the movie can't continue till you say yes.'"

"Even if you're wrong, eventually you'll figure it out, right? Till then, you're just goin' in circles! So no matter what you pick, you get the right answer! Pretty innovative, don't ya think?"
The Mastermind, Dangan Ronpa

"I understand how you feel... Even if you select the "No", you eventually have to select the "Yes", so it ends up the same eventually anyways..."

"Please try this religion," he said. "No," said everybody. "Tryyyy iiiit", he said. "No," said everybody again, quieter this time. And so the religion was put into place, and all the rules that came with it.