That which we cannot destroy, we will defile! Those we cannot defeat will know only despair!
—Chaos Space Marine, Warhammer 40,000
Laying waste to knights and ladies
The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules. And tonight, you're gonna break your one rule.
— The Joker, The Dark Knight
Do you know what I noticed? Nobody panics when things go "according to plan", even if the plan is horrifying. If tomorrow I tell the press that a gangbanger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan". But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!
—The Joker, The Dark Knight
Alfred Pennyworth: A long time ago, I was in Burma, my friends and I were working for the local government. They were trying to buy the loyalty of tribal leaders by bribing them with precious stones. But their caravans were being raided in a forest north of Rangoon by a bandit. So we went looking for the stones. But in six months, we never found anyone who traded with him. One day I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The bandit had been throwing them away.
Bruce Wayne: Then why steal them?
Alfred Pennyworth: Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.
—Alfred Pennyworth on The Joker, The Dark Knight
"Kid. I'm the Joker. I don't just randomly kill people. I kill people when it's funny. What would conceivably be funny about killing you?"
Joker: Y'know, there are three kinds of people in this world: The optimistic who find the glass half full, and the pessimistic that see it as half-empty. Then there's the paranoid; they just think someone's drinking out of their glass.
Corrigan: Which one are you?
Joker: I'm the one that knocks the glass over.
Listen kid, I'm not gonna bullshit you, all right? I don't give a good fuck what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. It's amusing, to me, to torture a cop. You can say anything you want cause I've heard it all before. All you can do is pray for a quick death, which you ain't gonna get.
You ever listen to K-Billy's "Super Sounds of the Seventies" weekend? It's my personal favorite.
—Mr Blond, Reservoir Dogs
Howie: Why, Chad?
Chad: Because I could.
Howie: Oh, my God.
Chad: So how does it feel, Howie? How does it feel to really hurt someone?
Howie: Oh, my God.
Chad: See you Monday.
I do what I do, when I choose, why I wish. I answer to no one.
— Richard, Looking for Group
I would fight only for myself and love only myself. If all other people exist out there to magnify that love, then there is no more splendid world than this one. They allow me to experience the joy of living... for as long as there are people out there to kill... then I will not cease to exist.
— Gaara, Naruto
You see gentlemen, greed is for amateurs. Disorder, chaos, anarchy. Now that's fun!
"What you touch, you don't feel
Do not know, what you steal
Destroy everything you touch, today
Please destroy me, this way."
— "Destroy Everything You Touch," Ladytron
I just want to have a little fun. Maybe jump to a village in world A, kill a few people, upset the order, move on to world B, start some fires and send everyone in a terror, then on to world C where I manipulate a dictator or a crime lord for a while…and repeat ad infinitum until I die. Really, why would I ever want to conquer or rule? Ruling is such a messy business. With this, I can have as much fun as I like, doing whatever I like, wherever I like, and the sky's the limit.
Masque of Pokemon Storm Clouds
Life...dreams...hope. Where do they come from, and where do they go? Such meaningless things...I'll destroy them all!
— Kefka, Final Fantasy VI
Destruction isn't supposed to make sense! It's only fun when it's senseless!
— Kefka, Dissidia: Final Fantasy
Angelus: Hi, Rupert. I wasn't sure you were gonna wake up. You had me worried.
Giles: What do you want?
Angelus: I wanna torture you. I used to love it, and it's been a long time. I mean, the last time I tortured somebody, they didn't even have chainsaws. Oh, yeah. Acathla. He's an even harder guy to wake up than you are. I mean, I performed the rituals, said all the right phrases... blood on my hand. Got nothing. Big doughnut hole for my troubles. I figure you know the ritual. You're pretty up on these things. You could probably... tell me what I'm doing wrong. But honestly, I sorta hope you don't... 'Cause I really... really... wanna torture you.
"Tear down creation, just to see if you can."
— Jephton the Unholy, The Order of the Stick
— Johan Liebert, on his reasons for, well, everything, Monster
"To hold in my hand a capsule that contained such power. To know that life and death on such a scale was my choice. To know that the tiny pressure of my thumb, enough to break the glass, would end...everything. Yes! I would do it! That power would set me up above the Gods! And through the Daleks, I! SHALL! HAVE! THAT! POWER!"
— Davros, Doctor Who, "Genesis of the Daleks"
Liquid Snake: "What the fuck are you doing?"
Psycho Mantis: "What does it look like, ass? I'm torching everything that moves and almost everything that doesn't."
Liquid Snake: "Why?"
This man Makarov is fighting his own war and he has no rules. No boundaries. He doesn't flinch at torture, human trafficking, or genocide. He's not loyal to a flag or country or any set of ideals.
— General Shepherd, Modern Warfare 2
MAIM! KILL! BURN!
—The Masterfully Eloquent Kharn The Betrayer, Warhammer 40,000
Food Mart Security Guard: Pretend like I ain't talking to you. Pretend like I ain't even on this Earth. I know what you are. Now, I ain't steppin' to, but I am a man - and you just clipped that shit and act like you don't even know I'm there!
Marlo: I don't.
— The Wire
This motherfucker be killing niggers just to do it. See? Nigger kill motherfuckers just 'cause he can. Not 'cause they snitchin', not 'cause it's business...but 'cause this shit just come natural to him.
— Bodie on Marlo, The Wire
Make sense? Oh, what fun is there in making sense?
— Discord, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
"Kill everyone now! Condone first degree murder! Advocate cannibalism! Eat shit! Filth are my politics! Filth is my life!"
— Divine, Pink Flamingos
Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
"So much talk of good and evil bores me!"
"To understand evil is to understand true power."
"Don't you lecture me!"
"Maybe we should focus on killing Asmodeus."
"That spineless thief? I will spill his brains with that scepter of his and take back what he stole from us!"
"What a splendid idea!"
"Platitudes! From you? Ha! You are trying to deceive me!"
"Really, Aameul, your paranoia will be our undoing."
"My paranoia will be your undoing! I know your game!"
You boys think you're crazy, huh? Jumping out of airplanes... flying like birds? (chuckles) That is crazy! I like this phone. This is a nice fucking phone. So, what do we have here? Grant... and Jason... from California, huh? Well, I hope your mama and papa really, really love you, cause you two white boys look expensive! And that's good because I like expensive things... (Grant mumbles) I'm sorry, what did you say? What did you say?! Do you want me to slice you open like I did to your friend?! SHUT THE FUCK UP!!! Okay? I'm the one with the fucking dick! Look at me, look me in the fucking eye. HEY! YOU FUCK!!! Look me in the eye. You're my bitch. I rule this fucking kingdom. Shut the fuck up... or you die. (Jason mumbles too) What is it, Jason?! Jason, what is it?! Why aren't you laughing now like you did back there?! What, is this not fun anymore? Have I failed to entertain you? You see, thing is, up there, you thought you had a chance. Waaaay, up in the fucking skies you thought you had your finger on the pussy trigger. But hermano, down here... down here? (beat) You hit the ground.
—Vaas, Far Cry 3
You're looking at it rationally - There are people who are useful to you, and people who ain't, and the people who ain't got to go. Me, I'm not rational. I don't care if you're useful or not. I feel like taking you out, Devo, so that's what I'm doing.
—Trevor Phillips, Grand Theft Auto V
Sauron: Master, why are you crushing dat mountain?
Morgoth: Just because I can!
Sauron: Where is logic in that?
Morgoth: In case you didn't notice it for last 60000 years - I like to break stuff!
If I did not now and then kill one of them, they would forget who I am.
—Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, after shooting his first mate under the table for no reason
Being alive is wonderful! And the most wonderful thing about life is taking it away from other people.
— Ladd Russo, Baccano!