Quotes: Failure Hero

Hobbes: Has Stupendous Man ever won a battle?
Calvin: Well, they're all moral victories.

"You know me. I always save the day."
Sarcastic! Hawke to their dying mother, Dragon Age II

Did you think you mattered, Hawke? Did you think anything you ever did mattered? You couldn't even save your city. How could you expect to strike down a god? Anders/Fenris/Isabela/Merril/Sebastian is going to die, just like your family, and anyone you ever cared about.
Nightmare, Dragon Age: Inquisition

Tarquin: Look at you! What are you, a protagonist? I'm so proud! Have you thwarted any villains yet?
Elan: We mostly run away or have mixed victories. Wait, does Nale count?
Tarquin: Eh, not really.
Elan: Then, no.

"Pumaman is ten times the movie that Captain America is, at least. And I'm being serious; I'm not trying to be funny. Pumaman is a far superior film. Just look at Pumaman for a second: It's full of action beats. There's lots of fighting. (It's not great, but it's fighting.) The music is surprisingly catchy! (Little crappy, but catchy.) And Pumaman has actual fucking superpowers. I mean, OK, so flying and teleporting has nothing to do with being a puma, but hell, look at this! He's using superpowers! He's tearing a car up and flipping it over with super-strength! That's cool! He's doing stuff! And it even has a memorable villain in the form of Donald Pleasence, who even in crappy movies does a pretty damn good job. Now, don't get me wrong: the special effects were terrible, the mythology was ridiculous, and the hero of Pumaman was a whiny bitch, too. But at the end of the day, it was about a hero flying around and fighting crime. And he did it a lot. Something Captain America didn't get around to until the 75-minute mark."
Noah Antwiler on Captain America 2: Death Too Soon

Gabriel Macht is…alright as the Spirit. I guess. I mean, he is not really asked to do a whole lot and that is another complaint I have: The Spirit doesn’t really DO anything! Seriously, for as much power as he has, he is surprisingly ineffectual. Even after the climax I kept expecting something more from him. Seriously!? That’s it? Its sad that I think the police actually have the crime issue covered and don’t need a superhero.
Miles Antwiler on The Spirit (2008)

"All you ever do is wave your finger at how people are gonna get killed and yet you're constantly getting people killed! What's wrong with you?! You're terrible heroes! All of you!"

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