Quotes / Card-Carrying Villain

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    Anime and Manga 

"Prepare for trouble, and make it double
To protect the world from devastation,
To unite all people within our nation,
To denounce the evils of truth and love,
To extend our reach to the stars above"
Team Rocket entrance speech, Pokémon

You are now official Decepticon warriors. Go out there and be as violent as you can be!

My aim....hm.....Ah! Yes. That would actually be very simple. I want your powers as Spirit to turn the ways of the world upside down....In order to topple the restraints of this world. But your existence in this world is stable. I wonder what I have to do to make you despair?
Sir Isaac Ray Peram Westcott, Date A Live

You know, Guile, evil is a good career choice. It has a lot to offer.

Turles: Disturbing. The strongest of all Saiyan blood, and he has a soft spot for a purple dinosaur. Kakarot, you raised this Saiyan too much like an Earthling!
Goku: I raised him to know the difference between good and evil! Unlike some people.
Turles: Hmph. I know the difference. I just don’t care.

    Comic Books 

Redditch is dead! And I killed him! Now it is DePrayve's turn to live... to exult in the richness of evil!
DePrayve, Werewolf by Night #24

I am lord of evil, little man — forever and always!
Dracula, The Tomb of Dracula

The President: You've got to understand, I didn't get involved in this because I'm some sort of cackling super-villain who gets off on hurting people or anything.
Seth: Hell, I did.
Seth Angus Billy Cletus Bubba Jamie Clement Callum Cowie, The Authority

Y'see, deep down, in my most secret heart of hearts, I'm still a totally depraved sonuvabitch whose main goal in life is to watch you die. Slowly and painfully. Just like your kid.
Black Manta, Aquaman

What can I say? I'm a bad guy. I do bad things. It's my job. And it beats working retail.
The Big Boss (Lynch), Gen¹³ — Grunge: The Movie

"I am the new, undisputed, absolute crime lord of Gotham City. I am everything this city deserves — and more. I am the darkness that fills the heart of every living soul in this sordid little town... including the blackest, most twisted soul of all... I think you know who I'm talking about."
Black Mask, Batgirl (2000)

    Fan Fiction 

Arina: "You filthy creature! How could you do such an awful thing to someone as pure as her?!"
Lord Komatsu: "Because I'm evil. Duh."

Spadang Skaran, The Evill of Spadang Skaran

In my defense, Lady, you should have seen that coming.

“You’re evil.” Twilight shot.

“That I am.” Nightmare conceded with a lopsided smile. “Not everypony has it within their heart to rip a pony in half, or eat the bones of their enemies… But this is only a more honest kind of evil. Tell me what you think evil is.”

    Film - Animated 

What do we care about nice?
What do we care about sweet?
All that we care about's vice
And deceit,
Eating the mice,
Cheating the dice,
Which is neat,
We've got no time for taste.
Who's got the time to waste?
We've got a better plan
To be as mean as we can!
The Singing Cat Gang's Villain Song, "What Do We Care", from Tom and Jerry: The Movie

We're reprehensible
We'll steal your pen
And pencible!
Then sneer at you,
Leer at you
And really we
ought to be
In jail!
—"We're Despicable", Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

Oh, I love it when I'm nasty!
Professor Ratigan, The Great Mouse Detective

I am bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no-one I'd rather be than me.
The Bad-Anon Pledge, Wreck-It Ralph

Behold, The Underminer! I am always beneath you, but nothing is beneath me! I hereby declare war on peace and happiness!
The Underminer, The Incredibles

Doesn't it feel so GOOD... to be BAD?
Scarlet Overkill, Minions

Actually, I'm an evil scientist.

Ms. Beans: Go to hell!
Rattlesnake Jake: Where do you think I come from?

    Film - Live-Action 

Hail Pottsylvania
Hail to the black and the blue
Hail Pottsylvania
Sneaky and crooked through and through
Down with the good guys, up with the boss
Under the sign of the triple cross
Hail Pottsylvania
Hail hail hail
Pottsylvania national anthem, Rocky and Bullwinkle

Good morning, my golden retrievers! What kind of havoc shall the Carver Media Group create in the world today?
Elliot Carver, Tomorrow Never Dies

Eat up! Partake in the Deviled Ham, eat of the Deviled Eggs, and for dessert, feast on Devil's Food Cake... [lights it on fire] le Flambé!

Remember, if this makes the papers, we're no longer the Wet Bandits, we're the Sticky Bandits!
Marv Merchants, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Luigi: You're Koopa?! But you just said you were—
Pres. Koopa "One evil, egg-sucking son of a snake." Did I lie?

"Kent... I hate you. I've always hated you. You know why? Because you're a nice guy. And NICE GUYS FINISH LAST!" [takes a swing at him]
Brad, Superman III

Bruce: Let me tell you about this guy I know, Jack. Mean kid. Bad seed. Hurts people.
Joker: I like him already.
Batman (1989)

Vincent Coccotti: You know who I am, Mr. Worley?
Clifford Worley: (scoffs) I give up. Who are you?
Coccotti: I'm the Anti-Christ. You got me in a vendetta kind of mood. You tell the angels in heaven you never seen evil so singularly personified as you did in the face of the man who killed you.

I am Lord Zedd, sworn enemy of all that is good and decent!

You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your fuckin' fingers and say, "That's the bad guy." So what that make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy!
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)

Zorg: You saved my life, and in return, I'll spare yours—for now.
Vito Cornelius: You're a monster, Zorg.
Zorg: I know.

God, I love being a bad guy.
Hugo Snyder, 3 Ninjas

Spy? Saboteur? Fascist? ALL OF THE ABOVE!
Neville Sinclair, The Rocketeer

Kermit the Frog: Why are you doing this?
Nicky Holiday: Because I'm a villain, pure and simple.

Rohr: I've seen it before with guys like you... you cannot carry that much contempt without it becoming malignant, until you're gonna be all alone in a room full of shadows, and all you're gonna have is the memories of all those people's lives you have destroyed.
Finch: That's a good story, Wendall. But it's just further proof of why you can't beat me. Because you may be right, but the thing of it is, I don't give a shit. What's more, I never have.

Hear me, believe me, and fear me!
Major Tint, Rambo IV

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

I like being bad. It makes me happy.
Eddie Brock, Spider-Man 3

Rick Flag: Seriously, what the hell's wrong with you people?
Harley Quinn: We're bad guys, it's what we do!

Slevin: How do you justify being a rabbi... and a gangster?
The Rabbi: I don't. I'm a bad man who doesn't waste time wondering what could've been, when I am "what could've been" and what could not have been. I live on both sides of the fence. My grass is always green. Consider, Mr. Fisher... there are two men sitting here before you, and one of them you should be very afraid of. Where's my money?


"We all have flaws," he said, "and mine is being wicked."

I like people thinking I'm an asshole. Being an asshole is my life's vocation; I'm a goddamned asshole professional. When other people act like assholes, they're doing it on their own time, but me, it's my job.
The Pollisand, Ascending

We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing.
O'Brien, Nineteen Eighty-Four.

You figure that out all by yourself? The god of evil is evil?

Evil, be thou my good.

Winston: You are ruling over us for our own good. You believe that human beings are not fit to govern themselves, and therefore-
O'Brien: That was stupid, Winston, stupid! You should know better than to say a thing like that.

    Live-Action TV 

What do you want from us?! We're evil! EVIL!!
Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank, Mystery Science Theater 3000

Of course I am a thug. You are a thug. What is the Emperor, if not another thug? Thugs win, Richard.
John Lavisser, Sharpe's Prey

Xander: That's my radio!
Spike: And you're—what? Shocked and disappointed? I'm evil.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "A New Man"

Distrusting me was the wisest thing you've done since you climbed off your horse.
- Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, Game of Thrones

"I do not serve things that are evil. I am evil."
Armus, from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Skin of Evil".

I ain't no suit wearing businessman like you. I'm just a gangsta, I suppose.
Avon Barksdale, The Wire

I am not a good person. I have never been a good person.
Triple H, WWE Monday Night Raw 3-Mar-2009, making the understatement of the century.

I was the most diabolical man in the history of this business. I've got a mind that just... works as a villain. True villains can't pretend to be anything else, they are what they are.
William Regal, 11/06/11 episode of FCW''.

We're VILLAINS! When are you gonna get that through your thick skulls?
Warren Mears, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Gone"

Glory: I'm not gonna kill you. Not in the mood. What do you think that's about?
Unnamed Minion: In mercy, does your power lie?
Glory: No, brainless, in torture, death, and chaos does my power lie.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "The Weight of the World"

Patience is not one of my virtues. Well, actually, I don't have any virtues, but if I did, I'm sure patience wouldn't be one of them.
Crowley, Supernatural, "Taxi Driver"

You know, I always felt this place was missing a real villain. Hence my humble contribution.
The Man in Black, Westworld, "Contrapasso"


I'm a mean
I'm a mean machine
I gotta be mean
Just a kinda bad human being
The Cramps, "Mean Machine"

I use my powers for evil
I use them any way I want
I use them any way I please
Lesbian Bed Death, "I Use My Powers For Evil"

I am nice, no I'm quite a dick,
I'm the bad guy who's makin' you sick,
It's easy for me, I've got no shame,
I'm in it for the money and fame!
Theory of a Deadman, "Villain

I will not apologize
You're mine for the taking
I'm making a career of evil
Blue Öyster Cult, "Career Of Evil"

I do it all because I'm evil,
and I do it all for free,
your tears are all the pay I'll ever need.
Voltaire, "When You're Evil"

    Professional Wrestling 
Ring of Honor, a place where respect, and tradition, are applauded. Where handshakes and praise are common found. But what ever happened to the men devoted to wickedness? Well fear no more, for this may be the place where the heroes are made, make room for the one true villain.
Marty Scurll

     Tabletop Games 

Often, villains are fond of claiming that they are misquoted, or misunderstood, or really oppressed heroes whose names have been unjustly tarred by vengeful enemies. Not so the Nephandi: they know what they are and they accept it, with no mamby-pamby moralizing or angst-ridden bemoaning of the fact. After all, having your Avatar ripped inside out tends to remove the ambiguity from your worldview.
Mage: The Ascension - The Book Of Madness

Some Nosferatu take the Victorian mindset to heart, becoming embodiments of the blackest evils they so visibly represent. These Nosferatu are true horrors, inflicting pain and misery for the vicarious thrill it gives them, and cackling whenever new fiendishness comes their way. These Sewer Rats are usually the bullies and terrors of their nests, victimizing even other Nosferatu when a lack of other targets presents itself. Thankfully, these Nosferatu rarely accumulate influence of any standing value or length, and are soon undone by the weight of the own wickedness. Ultimately, they destroy themselves - or force others to bring them down, for if they haven't fallen to the Beast soon after deciding to become such malicious creatures, few of their fellow Nosferatu have any qualms about convincing other Kindred that it's only a matter of time until they do, and it's in everyone's best interests to get rid of them now.


And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover,
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.
Gloucester, Richard III, I.i

I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in his grace. In this, though, I cannot be said to be a flattering honest man; it must not be denied but I am a plain-dealing villain. If I had my mouth, I would bite; if I had my liberty, I would do my liking: in the meantime let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.

    Video Games 

I think Hitler was a SWELL GUY!
Evil You, No Time to Explain

The pendant's burning tells me that my heart is evil...That's good to know.
Prince Laharl, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

Evil is actually in my job description.
Demon Overlord Zetta, Makai Kingdom

My wicked intellect will lead us to victory.
Chaos Sorcerer, Dawn of War

We have no need for illusions or euphemisms between us, Troper. There are those who fight consistently for the side of right, and they are heroes. And then there are those like us, who know how to turn the powers of the world to our advantage without care for the cost to others, and we are called villains. Personally, I would rather be the latter any day.
Mr. Bocor, City of Villains

We just love being mean!
The Koopalings, Super Mario Bros. 3

Ware ga akuma da! (I am the devil!)
Dr. Weil, Mega Man Zero 4

Look at me! I am sublime! I AM THE TRUE FACE OF EVIL!!!
Luca Blight, Suikoden II

Most villains don't think they're evil. They think they're heroes. Not me. I'm reclaiming it; EVIL WIZARD! I'm rotten to the bone and I don't care who knows it!
Merasmus the Magician, Team Fortress 2: Scream Fortress 2014

I stand and look at myself in the mirror, penis in hand and my reflection grins at me and his mouth is full of the sulphur mustards. "Vain fool", he sneers, "Are you really so very different? Do you genuinely believe your works of evil are any greater than the rest of them? You are simply a weak man, a product of his age, the same as any other. This is Empire, cretin, this is the killing idiocy, the natural result of this social Darwinism. If you are evil, then this world is evil. You just let the blood run in the street rather than hiding it in the poorhouse. You hold the blade and slide it home yourself, you do not pay a man to do this for you where you cannot see it. If you are evil, at least yours is an honest evil and that alone makes you Ubermensch". And thus I wash my hands and take to bed.

So tell me, heretic, is this God of yours a compassionate one? I doubt even He has room in His divine heart for such an unusually talented sinner as me.
— the ill-named Piety, Path of Exile

Pennington: You there! I have you now, villains! You... are common thieves! Aren't you? AREN'T YOU??? My eyes never deceive!
Bowser: What are you implying? I'm no little thief! I'm... Bowser, the Remorseless King of Evil! So I'll take what I want! And I want THIS!

"Ah, Ms. Kyle. you have the privilege of conversing with me, the Riddler. Gotham's premier super-villain and intellectual colossus."
The Riddler, Batman: Arkham Knight

Superman: You make me sick!
Lobo: That's only 'cause you know me.

    Web Video 

What is it about the name 'Dr. Insano' that eludes you people?!

Hello, McFly? I'm evil!

    Web Animation 

I'm disappointed by Bowser just being the straight villain again, because done well he can be an interesting character study! There's something intriguing about somebody who self-identifies as the bad guy. Society calls him evil, but he wears their label! He reclaims it! And that is why they will never get him down! If the options are good or evil, then Bowser will take "evil", because he has seen what passes for good: an unelected ditz living in obscene decadence and bestowing privileges on a pair of mustachioed foreigners who both might be giving her one.

Vegeta: Say goodbye to your planet, Kakarot!
Goku: Well that's not very nice!
Vegeta: Of course not! I'm f*** ing evil!
*And Later*
Vegeta: Hey Kakarot, what's the opposite of Christopher Walken?
Goku: Huh?
Vegeta: CHRISTOPHER REEVE! * crushes Goku's legs*
Goku: * Screams in pain* ... That was in terrible taste!
Vegeta: Don't care! Evil!
Dragon Ball Z Abridged, "Episode 10, part 1"


Castle Heterodyne: Then - you're not angry?
Agatha: Nah. You did good.
Castle: "Good." ... Hrm. Perhaps ... you could phrase it some other way?

A vote for Dionne is a vote for EVIL!
— Dionne's own campaign posters, Precocious

As a reward for your honesty there, I'll let you in on a little evil secret. What I said up there to Dorukan about overwhelming force? That's only part of Colonel Xykon's secret recipe for winning. It's not just about raw power, it's also about how far you're willing to debase yourself before feeling bad. And me? I ripped off my own living flesh so that I wouldn't have to admit weakness. You're strictly little league compared to that. That right there? That's the difference between bonafide true Evil with a capital E and your whiny "evil, but for a good cause" crap.
Xykon, The Order of the Stick: Start of Darkness

    Web Original 

I hate to criticize the new Dick Tracy team, who I think do a great job in terms of art and tone, and are clearly huge fans of the Dick Tracy mythos; however, much of their early work has consisted of endless callbacks to what I assume are beloved characters from the past, making the whole thing kind of baffling to the uninitiated. At least I feel confident in guessing that this so-called 'Mr. Crime' is a criminal of some sort.

The Daleks' plan in this episode is easily one of the most insane in the series' long and storied history. They want to, and I want to stress here that I am not making this up or exaggerating at all, remove the Earth's magnetic core so they can install an engine and drive the planet around as a spaceship... A sort of Porsche for the mid-life crisis of a Dalek. I picture Daleks pulling along upside another planet and saying 'Hey Babe. I drive a planet.'

But there's actually something strangely brilliant about the arbitrariness of this plot. Because it makes it clear that the plot doesn't matter. The plot is literally nothing more than an excuse to bring the Daleks around again. The Daleks don't need a good reason to invade a planet or be evil. They're just Daleks. They're the bad guys. They are, at this point, designed to be the things that, when they show up, you go 'Oh shit, it's the Daleks!'
Dr. Phil Sandifer on "The Dalek Invasion of Earth"

Blofeld casually reclines in front of the skull camera with his kitty, introducing himself as the “Supreme Commander of SPECTRE: The Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion!” ...He then explains that they’ve already carried out two of the things described in SPECTRE’s name: “Terror, and extortion!” And if the governments don’t comply with his demands, they’ll be able to knock out a third: “Revenge!” Seriously, that’s pretty much how he puts it. It’s almost like they have to give up the rights to the name if they don’t hit all seven letters in SPECTRE.

Unlike most Bond villains, who mask their animalistic tendencies with a mask of sophistication, Sanchez embraces his beastial side in a rather literal sense. Blofeld kept a white fluffy cat, the most delicate of household creatures. Instead, Sanchez walks around with a lizard on his shoulder, an explicit acknowledgement of his own reptilian nature.

David: I still love that Damaskinos’s Evil Headquarters is in Standard World of Darkness Villainous Lair #1. A factory! Run by EVIL! You might even call it an Evil Factory.
Chris: Also, he totally has a bunch of bottled fetuses that he keeps on display in his lobby, because he is a dude who straight up loves being creepy. And when I say “bottled,” I mean IN ACTUAL BOTTLES. Like, they have little corks. It’s ridiculous!
—Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Blade II

"After Spencer shoves a grenade in Groeder's mouth and kicks him off his giant robot spider-thing, he goes on find Joe in a mech with a bunch of angel wings (drop the fucking Safer Sephiroth envy, people) where Joe reveals he not only was he the leader of Bio Reign, but he also had a hand in creating bionics, and it was his idea to make bionics the way they were: requiring somebody close to the person receiving the bionic part have their brain cut out and put into the bionic part. And he kidnapped Emily, and used her to make Spencer’s arm. And shortly after this announcement he smashes that female bionic from that obviously cut boss battle earlier in the game. And then he reveals he killed Spencer’s dog, Muffins, just because he was bored. And he once tore the "Do Not Remove" tag off a sofa. And his first instinct when eating a chocolate bunny is to bite its face off. The point they’re trying to make is Super Joe is EEEVIL, dammit!"

"This may or may not be a major plot spoiler, but your megacorporation employer is actually up to no good. In fact, you'll know it long before your character does. One clue is that the corporation's logo appears to be a big, evil-looking winged skull. The covertly sinister corporation has also plastered the entire city with totalitarian propaganda, such as threatening billboards that simply read, "Power and Control." In keeping with the game's theme of not making much sense, the corporation has also stamped lots of things with the nonsensical slogan, "We Are the Sun of Your New Life." It's only vaguely threatening, but it is printed in a scary authoritarian font. And in a shocking turn of events, the corporation is called "The Corporation," and it's being opposed by a resistance movement that calls itself, of all things, "the resistance."
Gamespot's review of Revolution for PC.

Paul: Why? Why would you think any of this was a good idea?
Carl: Probably because I'm a dangerous psychopath with a long history of violence.
Llamas with Hats, Episode 4

It should be enough that I say that everything is okay. And it is. Or maybe an Evil version of okay. Like E-kay… You know what, I don’t think that’s going to catch on.
Corin Deeth III, Kakos Industries

'Coz I'm evil! Heart blacker than Don Cheadle!
Bill O'Reilly, Epic Rap Battles of History, "John Lennon vs. Bill O'Reilly"

Adolf Hitler, Epic Rap Battles of History, "Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler"

Look into my eyes, you perverted witch!
See the soul of the man who made Mother Russia his bitch!
You think I give a fuck about my wife?
My own son got locked up in prison and I didn't save his life!
Joseph Stalin, Epic Rap Battles of History, "Rasputin vs. Stalin"

I'm a human trigger warning, through the night until the morning
When the light shines upon my crimes, you find it sick, appalling!
An infamous, notorious delinquent
There's little more gory a thing than
Living in Victorian England!
This is horror core, beware if you're a common whore
Or at late night you may find me knocking on your door
Not keen to leave until I'm knee deep in blood and gore
Your grieving family on their knees, weeping, scrubbing floors
Jack the Ripper, Epic Rap Battles of History, "Jack the Ripper vs. Hannibal Lecter"

"I almost relish being called a monster. As though I’ve transcended humanity and become something from myth."
Jack Slash, Worm

Paul: All you do is kill people, Carl!
Carl: That's like saying all Mozart did was write songs.
Llamas with Hats, Episode 6

    Western Animation 

I'm evil. Get it?
Skrawl, ChalkZone

I don't mean to be mean all the time. I just am.

One of the nice things about being evil is, you get to lie a lot.

And then there was the time I restructured the DNA of our class's pet hamster; turned it into a tapeworm; that was ESPECIALLY evil. Draw that next!

Think nasty, think nasty, think nasty!
Professor Hinkle, Frosty the Snowman

Obscurio: And you, Magmion, you did an excellent job.
Magmion: My heart is filled with joy at your praise, Master!
Obscurio: Heart, you say? Do not forget, we don't have a heart!

Jimmy Neutron I have invited the Evil Syndicate here for a reason.
Tak: But they're evil.
Patrick: How can you be so sure the Evil Syndicate are evil?
SpongeBob SquarePants: I say that the "Evil" part of the name is a dead giveaway.

Superman: Why are you doing this?
Drax: Because I'm evil. Always have been, always will be.

My own mother thought I was a monster. [Beat] She was right of course. But it still hurt.

It's not fair. Somewhere out there, there's a more evil Bender than me. I DO MY WORST, DAMN IT!
Bender, Futurama

Santa Claus: Please, please... Think of the children.
Daolon Wong: Ahh... Your pleas are fruitless, for my soul, dear Kringle, is as black as coal.

I'm not the Damsel in Distress.
I'm not your girlfriend or the frightened princess.
I'm not a little bird who needs your help to fly.
Nope... I'm the bad guy.
Lord Dominator, Wander over Yonder

So much evil to do, so little time.
Simon, Trollz