Quotes: Darker and Edgier

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    Comic Books 

Dr. Sivana: And now the conclusion approaches. The end. The death of Captain Marvel! I hope you're all paying attention.
Dr. Sawvana: ''Bring them to me! The pretty little heroine, the bright boy! I can't wait to mess them up bad.
Dr. Sivana: Er... quite.
The Multiversity: Thunderworld #1

"The Incredible Squirrel that I created for my old TV show was a cute little guy who had fun stopping goofy bad-guys! This movies too serious. Its not fun at all!"
Clarence Heck protesting a Batman-like movie adaptation of his puppet character, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers issue #10

    Film — Live Action 

Tex Richman: The Moopets are a hard, cynical act for a hard, cynical world.
Miss Poogy: You're relics, Muppets! The world has moved on, and no one cares about your goody-goody, hippy-dippy, Julie Andrews and Dom DeLuise hostin, singin-and-dancin act anymore! You're dead! And I just come to bury ya.

    Literature 

"My own adventure turned out to be quite different."
Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings

    Music 

Sometimes I wish Roger Moore would come back!
With an underwater car or some kind of jetpack,
Or a hover-gondola and a Union Jack!
Forget it, mate, its not the eighties
Hed rather kick you in the face
Weve got a new Bond for the noughties
Because the worlds a TERRIBLE place!

     Radio 

"And you, Doctor? I had at least expected some incoherent 'But of course! I should have known: your name is Jade and green is the colour of death, and there's too much death and if only we could all just appreciate the beauty of a daisy and perhaps I should play them my spoons!' Except you don't do that anymore, do you, Doctor? You don't play your spoons, don't mix your metaphors, don't - have - fun. Too busy destroying planets, tidying up your previous mistakes, dreary navel-gazing..."
Jade/Death, Big Finish Doctor Who, Master

    Webcomics 

    Web Original 

"Certainly it seems like half my professional existence is spent on some level trying to persuade people that games are becoming more mature all the time. But there are various interpretations of the word mature, and its a paradox I've noticed before that a lot of games that receive mature certificates would only be of interest to twelve-year-olds."

"Jax and Sonya are cops here, trying to take down serial killers like Reptile, who's been made into a guy with a skin condition. Who still eats people's heads. Huh...Baraka is a plastic surgeon who went insane after killing a patient, sharpening his teeth into blades and grafting blades into his arms. Oh, yeah, and he kills Johnny Cage. At least some things never change."

"Yes, in this version not only does Scrooge belittle Cratchit, he sends him to the soup line. Now Iíve not mentioned this yet, but this is, without question, the most depressing version of this show Iíve ever seen. I mean, itís nothing that will make you reach for the Kleenex, but it will have your mouth agape at just how dark the whole thing is."

"Watching Bulk and Skull, two of the most enduring, lovable characters in the showís history, being portrayed as foul-mouthed white trash who sell out the human race to aliens, murder their friends, and then die of drug overdoses was basically the equivalent of watching Winnie the Pooh go postal on the Hundred Acre Wood."

David: So in one episode, they managed to turn Jaime Reyes into a complete wuss, Ted Kord into Dick Cheney, and Dan Garrett into a random soldier who ended up going rabid. And Booster Gold into a gloryhound who actually wants to take away from other peoplesí success.
Chris: Hey, at least it had the names you recognize from stuff you like!
ComicsAlliance on Smallville ("Booster")

"Identity Crisis opens with a caption that reads, 'Thirty Minutes Till Now'. It is a declaration: you are in the past. I will bring you to the now. And it does."

"Oh, did you want Superman to be a shining light of morality in a harsh and cruel world? Screw that candy-ass shit. Superbro is gonna crush some buildings and give zero fucks about collateral damage. Grittiness: unlocked."
Drew Magary, "The 25 Least Influential People of 2013"

"Sony, a multimedia corporate giant run by full-grown adults, paid $1 million for a screenplay called Winters Knight, a gritty interpretation of the Santa Claus legend, because everyone in Hollywood has lost their fucking minds."

    Web Video 

"Now, before this movie came out, this is what everyone heard:

"It's the BEST of the three prequels! Its the DARKEST of the three! It's a lot BETTER and DARKER than the other two films!"

Who gives a crap how dark it is? My stool is dark! My doctor says that's bad... I don't know why he thinks he knows so much about interior decorating, though.
(rimshot)"

Mike: It's totally in-character for Spock to jump onto a flying hover-vehicle and punch someone repeatedly in the face
Rich: While screaming emotionally?
Mike: —while screaming 'I'm gonna kill you, you cocksucker motherfucker.'
Jack: Leonard Nimoy was a pinch more nuanced.

OOC: You've been complain' for years about WCW: everything is black robes, black ring, black...
V1: Black and grey. The only color worse than to have everything black is everything grey.
Jay: Like dog-vision. (everyone guffaws)
OOC: It's quite depressing.
V1: It really is.
OSW Review on Thunder (David Arquette trilogy), Ep. 33

    Western Animation 

"We're here to make coffee metal. We will make everything metal, blacker than the blackest black, times infinity."
Nathan Explosion, Metalocalypse

    Real Life 

"The fact that it is listed as Kid Friendly was a big selling point for them because, let's face it, comics aren't exactly for kids anymore."
Tom Siddell on Gunnerkrigg Court

"It all started in the Seventies with the appearance of heroes like The Punisher and Wolverine. Instead of being hurled into a swirling dimensional vortex to seeming oblivion, a super-villain was now more likely to take a bullet to the brain, or a claw through the heart! Committing crimes and fighting superheroes became dangerous!

No wonder the bad guys started behaving a little rowdier — can you blame em? Suddenly, villains like Doctor Doom — who'd up till now pranced around with an air of menace but never actually DID anything to anybody — started bumping off people left and right... some of em just for snoring too loudly!"
— Marvel Year in Review 1993