"Despise infantry if you must. Crush them underfoot, by all means. But do not ignore them. Battlefields are littered with the wreckage of Titans whose crews ignored infantry."
— Grand Master Ferromort of Division Reductor, Warhammer 40,000
"It's like David and Goliath, but this time, David won!"
— Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
"Nobody roots for Goliath."
Alexandria: Threats is the wrong word. But English is a limited language in some ways. There’s really no word to articulate what I mean. A threat with a measure of inevitability to it. A promise? Too feeble. People break promises too often. A curse? A malediction? Too… magical. An oath? The connotations are wrong. When I say I’ll do something, I make it happen.
Alexandria is dead at Skitter's hands by the end of the chapter.