Quotes: Destructive Saviour

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    Anime and Manga 

Luck: Miss Maria, your job is to guard the casino dancers. You do understand this, right?
Maria: Of course I do, amigo! That's why I took out those rowdy guests! It was over in the blink of an eye, chop chop!
Luck: And in the blink of my eye, I found myself looking at three completely totaled slot machines, an obliterated baccarat table, something that had once been the casino door, and a broken chandelier—all casualties of your blade along with the men you killed. Now, I would very much like to hear the reason why you found it necessary to destroy my property.
Baccano!! 1933 - The Slash: Cloudy to Rainy

The most important thing for a hero to do is protect the people! Destroy buildings if you have to!
Kotetsu T. Kaburagi aka Wild Tiger, Tiger & Bunny

    Fan Fiction 

We might do a little bit of damage to the building, though we’ll try really hard not to. It... just sort of happens.

    Film - Animated 

Well, I'll say this much, they don't call your friend "Wreck-It" for nothing.
Sergeant Calhoun, Wreck-It Ralph

    Film - Live-Action 

I see from the television coverage that you've got your taste for wanton destruction back.

Reporter: How can you justify destroying a seven million dollar mini-mall to rescue a girl whose ransom was only twenty-five thousand dollars?
Girl: Fuck you, lady!
Spartan: Good answer.

Ray: I think we better split up.
Egon: Good idea.
Peter: Yeah, we can do more damage that way.

Natalya Simonova: Do you destroy every vehicle you get into?
James Bond: Standard operating procedure. Boys with toys.

    Literature 

Unfortunately, the city has been liberated in a manner inconsistent with its continued structural integrity.
Victor, Bolo Strike

Saving the world, one act of random destruction at a time.
Harry Dresden, The Dresden Files

My god, you're like a living wrecking ball!
Waldo Butters as Harry is quite literally controlling a living wrecking ball, The Dresden Files

Morgan: You never change. Always blowing things up.
Harry: I am not "always blowing things up!"
Morgan: Right. Sometimes you set them on fire.

    Tabletop Games 

Having shattered the defence force, the White Panthers launched an all-out assault on the Governor's Palace. Surrounded, the Governor's men had little choice but to grimly fight to the death. A few managed to flee, but noone else survived. The Governor and his consulte were summarily executed as traitors, and demolition charges were used to destroy the planet's armoury. Having deemed their missions achieved, the White Panthers returned to their battle barge and left without further word.

Whether Kethra will be sufficiently recovered to provide its tithe within the next year is a matter for the Administratum. The point I wish to raise is that the proper application of force could have resolved the entire affair without destroying the military strength of Kethra and leaving the world vulnerable to alien attack. I regret that the Officio Assassinorum did not respond to my request earlier when their Adepts could have ended the whole affair quickly and quietly.

While the warriors of the Adeptus Astartes, as ever, showed incredible determination and unwavering loyalty to the Emperor, unleashing them against any Imperial world is to use an ultimate force exceeded only by Exterminatus. It is not as if this incident is without precedent, indeed on many occasions Space Marines have pursued their own campaigns without reference or remit to the authority of the Adeptus Terra. To think that there are a thousand Chapters, each a thousand-strong, of these warriors poised to strike anywhere in the galaxy fills me with reassurance and dread in equal measure.
Inquisitor Bastalek Grim, Warhammer 40,000

    Video Games 

Save Springfield. By Car. By Foot. By the seat of your pants.

Nate: Sully, c'mon, the whole place is coming down, we have to get out of here!
Sully: Three bullets! How did you cause all this with three bullets?!

    Web Original 

At that moment, Robin comes crashing through the front door of the museum on his bike. You know, if this is the amount of property these two supposed 'heroes' have to destroy to save the diamond, then perhaps the museum would be better off just letting Freeze have it.

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... coming right for us, everybody run!

(amidst a totally leveled city, we see Superman with several badly injured civilians)
Rachel: Thanks for saving us, Superman.
Guy: Yeah, imagine the real damage that could have been done if you hadn't come to our planet.
(distant explosion)
Malcolm: Oh look, it's Zod.
(Superman flies off, towards the action)
Guy: Oh Jesus, he's going to save us again!
(destruction and debris rains down on everyone)
Malcolm: Way to go, Superman, putting us above all else again!

    Western Animation 

Goodbye, Tennysons. Thank you for not destroying everything.
Azmuth, Ben 10: Omniverse

I protect people and property! ...Okay, property, not so much.
Rex Salazar, Generator Rex

Nobody wrecks MY city! Uh... except me.
Coop, Megas XLR

Coop: That wasn't so tough.
Jamie: Yeah, we usually destroy a whole city before the bad guy goes packin'.

Steven! You saved most of Beach City
Amethyst, Steven Universe

    Real Life 

We sure liberated the hell out of this place.
— Anonymous American G.I. during World War II