Quotes / Evil Is Not a Toy

Albert... You thought you had complete control of Ra Moon, Gamma, King, The Stardroids, Roboenza, and Bass? You've toyed with things you cannot handle for years, and Mega Man had to save you from yourself. And from what I've heard, you're no different, Doctor Eggman. Chaos, The Ark, Emerl, The Time Eater? If not for Sonic, you wouldn't have a world to conquer.

Like Scorpion, Jason Voorhees was a revenant: a vengeful spirit returned to life. Hundreds had fallen victim to his bloodlust. Liu Kang, now ruler of the Netherrealm, took notice. An immortal killer like Jason would be useful in his plan for konquest. He drew Jason into the Netherrealm and offered him an endless bounty of slaughter... in return for his allegiance. Jason's simple reply was to destroy Liu Kang.
Mortal Kombat X, Jason's arcade mode ending

The moral of the story: never make a deal with an interdimensional demon without a little protection.
Slade on his deal with Trigon, Teen Titans

Demigra: Look! Even Beerus has his weaknesses. Now, he is my puppet. Now... can you stop his power?
Goku: No! STOOOOOP!!
Trunks: I-It's all over!
Demigra: After everything has been destroyed, Demon God Demigra shall rule!
(Demigra lets out an Evil Laugh, only for Beerus to throw his Sphere of Destruction at him rather than the Earth)
Demigra: What?! Impossible!
Beerus: By the way, I knew you were there. You see, my friend, I faked being hit by you. Trying to control me? That's blasphemous.
Trunks: Amazing, Lord Beerus! The tables have turned!
Beerus: Demigra, was it? I guess... I'll just destroy you instead.

He gave me a lamp that had the Devil in it! I was expecting a happy genie who sings little songs and grants wishes, not the Devil! What kind of weird shit is Headmaster Cid into? I mean, I know he told me it was cursed and I should be careful, but when you give someone a lamp with the Devil in it, you don't say "Oh, be careful, it's a little dangerous," you say "Here's a lamp, and it has the Devil in it!!"
Noah 'The Spoony One' Antwiler, on Final Fantasy VIII and the Diabolos guardian force.

Emperor Pilaf: Your Majesty, please! This is a terrible misunderstanding! We worked hard for you! Don't forget, I'm the one who brought you back to life! I'm your savior!
King Piccolo: You're nothing but an inept clown surrounded by amateurs.

Are you really controlling the Aurum, Pyrrhon? Or are they controlling you?!
Pit to Aurum Pyrrhon, Kid Icarus: Uprising

— A sand monster very low on patience with his amateur boss, from Aladdin: The Series.

Just how dumb are you? Who did you think would be left standing the minute Sylar got bored? You?
Noah Bennet to Emile Danko, Heroes

The SS necromancers are exultant: their demons harrow the Earth in stolen bodies, scouring it clean of enemy forces, eating the souls of the untermenschen and spitting up their bones. Snow falls early as fimbulwinter sets in, for the ice giants of legend have returned to do the bidding of the thousand-year Reich, and the Führer's every dream shall be made real. A pale sun that warms nothing gazes down across a wilderness of ice and fire, ravaged by the triumph of the will.
They only realize how badly they've miscalculated some months later as the daylight hours shorten, and shorten further — until the equinox passes, the temperature continues to fall as the sunlight dims, and the giants cease to do their bidding.
Götterdämmerung has come for the victorious Third Reich...

Grandpa: Yugi! Are you trying to summon the forces of darkness in your room again?
Yugi: No Gramps!

I say to you againe, doe not call up Any that you can not put downe; by the Which I meane, Any that can in Turne call up somewhat against you, whereby your Powerfullest Devices may not be of use. Ask of the Lesser, lest the Greater shall not wish to Answer, and shall commande more than you.

"Are you seriously telling me you called up the Devil and expected him to behave?!"
Fox Mulder, The X-Files

"A few years back I got Chaos to do my bidding but he betrayed me, then I got Biolizard who betrayed me, then I got Metal Sonic who betrayed me, then I got Ifrit who betrayed me, and then I got Solaris who betrayed me, but I'm sure Dark Gaia will never betray-"
(Gets uppercutted and sent flying by Dark Gaia)
Dr. Eggman, demonstrating that he never learns, Sonic Unleashed in 4 Minutes

"Which is the greater folly, summoning the demon or expecting gratitude from it?"

Sal Maroni: This craziness, it's too much.
Commissioner Gordon: You should have thought of that before you let the clown out of the box.

"Others had tried to control it before, to steer it in the general direction of their enemies. Warlords, villains, masterminds. It rarely worked for long. When working with power on this scale, chaos had a way of trumping order."

Emperor Zombie: You went on and on about how sweet the candy was, then told me not to put it in my mouth, and got mad at me when I did!
Screw-On Head: If by "candy", you mean ancient forbidden evil, then yes, I did tell you not to put it in your mouth.

Grodus: Yes, my glorious witch queen... Destroy these impudent fools!
Shadow Queen: Who are you that would command me? What sort of being are you?
Grodus: Huh? What do you mean?!? I thought you were bound to obey the one who woke you! Enough of this prattle! Do as I say!!! NOW! Or I will send you back to the depths...
(The Shadow Queen strikes him with a flash of lightning, destroying everything but his head)
Shadow Queen: You would do well to learn your proper place, slave. No one commands me.

The Shoggoth Song, lyrics by Sean Branney, sung to the tune of The Dreidel Song
I had a little Shoggoth
I conjured up one day.
I used an Elder Sigil
So Shoggoth and I play.
Shoggoth, Shoggoth, Shoggoth
With mouths and psuedopods.
Shoggoth, Shoggoth, Shoggoth,
Foul creature of the gods.
One day while we were playing
My monstrous pal broke free.
I'd dropped the Elder Sigil,
Lil' Shoggy turned on me.
Shoggoth, Shoggoth, Shoggoth
He ripped me to a shred
Shoggoth, Shoggoth, Shoggoth,
We played and now I'm dead.
— "The Shoggoth Song", A Very Scary Solstice (Sung on YouTube)

"Still refusing to look at the big picture. Of course, how CAN you when you can't even see past your own nose?" Vortex…the Infi-Map…Pariah Dark. Time and again, you've tried to seize control of powers beyond your meager understanding and time and again, you've met with failure. And now you come into my domain with all the forethought of a teenager looking to steal a car for a joyride and brazenly declare that you will take MY power from ME? It would seem that Danny Fenton is quite correct when he calls you…what is that term again? A 'fruit loop'?"
Clockwork, lecturing Vlad Plasmius on doing this thing constantly, Facing the Future Series

Valerian Mengks: Kerrigan, this isn't a game!
Sarah Kerrigan: It never is with the Zerg, Valerian.

"You wander too close to a black hole, and it'll crush you."
Alarak (regarding the Terrans' habit of being on the receiving end of this trope), StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

"Mengsk was a fool to think he could control them!"
Alexei Stukov on the Hybrids, Starcraft II Legacy Of The Void Co-op Mode

"If the Continuum has told you once, they have told you a thousand times: DON'T PROVOKE THE BORG!"
Q, reprimanding his son, Star Trek: Voyager

She almost realised her dream. Came so close. She raised a Dreaming One from its prison. It whispered to her directly. It made such promises, claimed it willingly powered the city. LIES. It promised the impossible could be accomplished if all of its fellows were freed. LIES. Lilith was smart. Lilith was clever. She knew there was treachery in the whispers. But she went ahead anyway, thinking she could control the pandemonium. She thought she could betray an event horizon. That age collapsed in screams under tentacular skies.
The Buzzing, on Lilith, The Secret World

"You. You should have let me SLEEP!" *Sickening "Crunch!"*
Khan, crushing the skull of the man who let him out, Star Trek Into Darkness

By playing with these cursed names, the first tribe made the Children more aware of the world outside of their dreams. The only thing that tethered the Children to reality was their names, and each time a name was called, that tether pulled a Child closer to wakefulness. Eventually, the first tribe realized their servitude was worthless: because of their actions, soon the ancient masters would awaken and stride the world like colossi; plagues would spread in the wake of each titan step, and the tribe's service would not protect them from death and darkness.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Clanbook: Baali

Any wizard bright enough to survive for five minutes was also bright enough to realise that if there was any power in demonology, then it lay with the demons. Using it for your own purposes would be like trying to beat mice to death with a rattlesnake.
Eric on why wizards don't summon demons.

[Ben Ravencroft has just freed Sarah Ravencroft, his ancestor, from her imprisonment]
Sarah: Thou has freed me, so now I can punish the world for my long imprisonment. I shall create an era of darkness over this land!
Ben: This isn't how I envisioned it. We were supposed to rule the world together, not destroy it!
Sarah: I care not for thy whims. Cross my path and I shall destroy thee along with thy world!

"You came and knocked on my door, Vinny...You called me."

Landis Pope: The Old Ones are touching my soul! The power of Katha-Hem shall be MINE!
Frog: Katha-Hem is the power of Katha-Hem! His power is our deliverance. His power is the future of us all! Your voice awakens him, your flame a beacon for his long dim eyes. He will find us through you, and so you are here. What may become of you is his will.
Pope: What...
B.P.R.D.: The Black Flame

"It's the same old tune. "Let's play with magic we don't understand, it will make us incredibly powerful!" Evidently it doesn't matter if you rip apart the fabric of time in the process."
Dorian Pavus remarking on his Tevinter countrymen's inability to grasp this trope, Dragon Age: Inquisition