"Ahh, it feels so good to be so bad!"
—Shredder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Xykon: "Being undead is great! Why didn't I do this sooner?"
Redcloak: "I'm so glad your conversion to a life-draining mockery of all that is beautiful has proven to be such a barrel of laughs."
I'm alive at last,
And I'm full of joy!
It feels so good to be evil, it feels so good to be bad!
The most agreeable feeling I've ever had!
Oh, I never feel the least bit guilty, though I reckon I s'pose I should
Instead I'm rotten right to the core, 'cause it feels so good!
—Lyrics to "It Feels So Good To Be Bad" from the musical Tumbleweeds
"This dictator business is hard work... but fun work!"
—Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil; and the thought, at that moment, braced and delighted me like wine.
—Dr. Jekyll, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Do you understand, Kakarot? That's why I needed Babidi's magic. To awaken the evil in my heart. To set me free of these petty attachments. (smirks) And I've got to say it feels pretty good.
—Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z
I think I just had an evilgasm.
—Xykon, The Order of the Stick
It's the feeling of being alive!
Filled with evil, but truly alive!
It's the truth that cannot be denied!
"I'm sure you found Benny's demise pleasing. The destruction of an enemy. There are few things more satisfying."
And it's so easy when you're evil
This is the life, you see
The Devil tips his hat to me
I do it all because I'm evil
And I do it all for free
Your tears are all the pay I'll ever need
Voltaire, When You're Evil
"Was Milton trying to tell us that being bad is more fun than being good?"
—Professor Jennings, Animal House
Walter: Skyler, everything that I did, you have to understand-
Skyler: If I have to hear, one more time, that you did all of this for the family...
Walter: I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really...I was alive.
"I like being bad. It makes me happy."
—Eddie Brock Jr./Venom, Spider-Man 3
Holden: Oh, so I'm a vampire. How weird is that?
Holden: No, no. Feels great. Strong. Like I'm connected to a powerful all-consuming evil that's gonna suck the world into a fiery oblivion. How 'bout you?
— Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Conversations With Dead People"