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Quotes: Cannon Fodder
"M.I. does the dying. Fleet just does the flying."
Johnny Rico, Starship Troopers

"These guys are like Goombas, just with a gun and the ability to talk: The grunts in Halo are the perfect example of what being a pussy ass bitch is all about. They have no idea how to be independent, so when you take out their leader, they have no idea what to do. Now they will talk smack but when things get tough, they'll just turn and run away...if they know you're there. Sometimes they'll even see you coming and they'll freeze with fear as you approach them just to bust them in the face."

"To each of us falls a task, and all The Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand the line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best. We die standing."
We killed thousands, yet still they came. A living tide of traitors, herded by armored giants in red armor like so much cattle into the teeth of our guns, chanting that damnable litany that infests my head still. They waded, knee deep in blood, yet still they came. All to the horrid cadence of pounding drums, a driving beat that stretched the nerves of my men to the breaking point, and a droning mindless chant. Yet for all the cruel disregard their masters showed, every traitor died with a beatific smile upon his face...
After action report 3445/rtf/9, filed by Colonel Johann Adronia, Warhammer 40,000

And look there, on the radar: A naturally ocurring flock of henchmen! Henchmen have a natural tendency to gather in large groups to hunt and mate, but alas, as a species, were born without any form of primitive survival instincts. Oh dear god, they're dying by the hundreds! Oh, the humanity!
Noah Antwiler, reporting on mook behaviour habits in Demolition Man

Wally: "I've decided to dabble in crime. I need some henchmen. Are you in?"
Asok: "What does a henchmen do?"
Wally: "A henchman's job is to be gunned down in reverse order to his importance."
Wally: "I wouldn't pack a lunch for orientation day."
Dilbert, strip for May 12, 2009

"And you! You are merely his tools! Walking sacrifices!"

"I wonder why they put those weak droids in Star Wars. They never get a chance to hit."
—A six year old's analysis of a commercial trailer for the Star Wars: Clone Wars specials.

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