Mike: Isn't that what they call the invasion now? The Seven Hour War? Do you wanna know why?
Dave: Because it lasted se-
Mike: (interrupting) Because it lasted seven hours, that's why! Most people are at work longer than that! That means that in less time than it takes Joe Average to clock in and clock out at the office, aliens have conquered the whole Earth, and all Joe did was make some spreadsheets.
Dave: Well that's just because they caught us off guard.
Mike: Okay, let's say we were ready for them. Then what? We'd call it the Ten Hour War?
"You're not talking about getting home anymore, you are talking about fucking war on God! ...well fuck that! I have seen what happens to the proud when they take on the Throne!"
— Loki, Dogma
— Rawk Hawk on the receiving end of one of these, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
This is not war. It is PEST CONTROL!
— One of the Daleks talking about their annihilation of the Cybermen, Doctor Who
"Dracula, Belmont just took down Werewolf!"
"Uh, Succubus is gone too."
"Don't worry Dracula, I'll take him d — ohp, wait, nope, nope, Belmont's got me in a headlock, ohp, nope, nope, he's using the holy whippin', and uhm, um, sucks up snuff I'm dead."
Red Mage: It shoots fire from its mouth and bleeds acidic lava! Run for your pathetic lives!
Red Mage: Our weapons are useless! Reliance upon them is death!
Red Mage: It has exposed its fleshy underbelly to me in the form of its digestive tract!
— Episode 455, 8-Bit Theater
I trained and struggled my whole adult life for this battle, and that sad sack of bones went down faster than a kobold with a lung infection.
— Roy Greenhilt, The Order of the Stick
How does it feel to have your life slowly ground away by one-sided violence?
— Hallelujah Haptism, Gundam 00
We're talking about four machines. You can't call this mess a "war"; this is a "one-sided butt-kicking fiasco".
— AEU Big Shot, Gundam 00
So, this is how our fight turned out: the part of the mission where we lured them away went really well, but then... well... you see... then it was over in two seconds. One second each.
Nove: Wasn't Dieci on the receiving end of Nanoha-san in that mode?
Dieci: I didn't even last ten seconds against her, though.
— Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS: manga chapter 15.
Sorry, I saw an opening that just seemed to scream out 'attack.' So, I did. Ha!
— Goku, Dragon Ball Z, after one-shotting Recoome
He wants to taste the curb! He wants to taste the fucking curb!
"You've been working out."
"No. It is only that in this time and this place, I am no longer holding back."
— Thor prior to flattening Iron Man.
"Give your threats to those willing to obey, or too cowardly to fight back, not me. Or learn again the difference between a god of thunder... and a mortal man in a metal suit."
— Thor after flattening Iron Man.
"Come on, that was not a boss fight, not by any stretch of the imagination— he walked into my fist."
"It's been ten years since anyone spoke of my fights because no one has walked away from them in that time."
— Master Fei, How I Killed Your Master
"This isn't a war. It never was a war, any more than there's war between man and ants."
The Artilleryman, The War of the Worlds
"Two million dead in the first day, another 7 million by the end of the first week, every defense annihilated, all our forces on the run. Regrouping... Somewhere... Reports are coming in from other major cities. It's a well-coordinated attack, and so far it's been damned effective."
"It'll be the Seven Hour War all over again... except this time we won't last seven minutes!"
—Eli Vance, referring to the Combine
"YOU GET THE COUNT VLAD TEPES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE: In the field of posting elaborate tortures, uncivilised acts against humanity, and not knowing the meaning of the words 'Cruel and Unusual'."
"YOU ANIMALS!! HE'S ALREADY DEAD!!!!!"
— Nostalgia Critic, in his review of Short Circuit, in which in part 2, the protagonist gets beaten like there's no tomorrow.
"Oh yes, I was wondering what would break first, your spirit or your body?"
"that wasnt a fight scene, that was just ownage"
"When a fight is just plain wrong!
We all sing the curbstomp song!
People dying left and right...
It's a SLAUGHTER, not a fight!"
"He's trippin' because he got served."
"And as he looked over the smoldering battlefield, Sergeant Madeski knew he had done wrong. The men he had led so bravely into battle were dead. They had placed their trust in him, and he had taught them only one thing; how to die quickly."
"That wasn't a battle, that was assisted suicide."
— Zephyr, after battle, Resonance of Fate
—Divekick, after someone wins a match 5-0
"The pirate raid on Mindoir came to a halt over the next twenty minutes. It was not a slow, grinding halt brought about by attrition, or a sporadic, jerking halt brought about by infighting, or even the panicked, terrified halt brought about by Alliance reinforcements.
It was the halt that came when a toy race car slammed headlong into a mack truck."
Forever: Uhu uhung!
(Jotaro spots Forever running around on the freighter.)
Jotaro: There's an orangutan! How suspicious! ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA!
(Star Platinum pummels Forever senseless.)
(Forever passes out and the freighter begins to rumble.)
— Vaguely Recalling Jo Jo, episode 4