Quotes / Fallen Hero

"If only I could stand and stare in the mirror, could I see
One fallen hero with a face like me?
And if I scream, could anybody hear me?
If I smash the silence, you'll see what fame has done to me"
W.A.S.P., "The Idol"

For the last time I've been betrayed
Never again will I subject myself to this hypocrisy
Something is drawing me to the other side
Only time will tell my true destiny

"Those who have tasted the light of goodness and justice and turned away make the foulest villains."
Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition Dungeon Master's Guide, on fallen paladins who become Blackguards.

"A fallen hero. How regrettable."

Green Arrow: Green Lantern!
Hal Jordan: Not Green Lantern, Arrow. Not anymore. I've taken the name Parallax. I've seen the universe from many different directions, and I know how to fix it—even if it means destroying it!

"Let me tell you the kind of world I live in. It is a world of miserable, bitter, ungrateful paramecium who lash out at you in a state of perpetual rage for not solving their problems fast enough. You do astonishing things for them a hundred times a day. You bring wonder to the lives of ordinary people. And in the end, you realize it's like doing magic tricks for a dog. So you build a home out of a volcano and you hope the noise drowns them out."
The Plutonian, Irredeemable

"I did love being a hero. But if this is where it leads... I'm done with it."

"It is such a quiet thing, to fall. But far more terrible is to admit it."

"In troubled times, there are few greater sorrows than a wayward savior."

"I once thought that I was impervious to the allure of the Dark Side. I was mistaken."
Ulic Qel-Droma, Tales of the Jedi

Armsmaster: What do you want, monster? Little point in coming after me. I donít have much of a life to look forward to. Iíve already lost everything!
Mannequin: (says nothing)
Armsmaster: Youíd be doing me a fucking favor! Come on! Come get me, you freak!
Dragon: Oh, Colin.
Dragon: The PRT got a tip from one of the villain teams. The Slaughterhouse Nine is in town.
Armsmaster: So I gathered.
Dragon: They ran it by some of the experts. Colin, the consensus they came to was that Slaughterhouse Nine are in Brockton Bay to replace their ninth member.
Armsmaster: Me!?

"...and when it all came to pass, the name Hulk Hogan, the man Hulk Hogan, got bigger than the sport of professional wrestling brother!"

"Apple Computer goes from the scrappy underdog to the arrogant giant everyone is trying to take down. George Lucas goes from the hungry indie filmmaker to the unfeeling corporate billionaire who only cares about merchandising dollars. In the real world, the Rebels don't beat the Empire; they become the Empire. They build their own Death Star but remember to name it something else and close the exhaust port."

"Once there was a man named Jack who wanted to find a Vault and become a hero. Things kind of escalated from there."
—Loading Screen of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Somewhere down the line, the Order of Reason lost sight of their goals. Invention and structure became ends in and of themselves. During the Industrial Revolution, Artificers introduced factories and the modern work ethic to churn out innovation upon innovation without thought for their effects on the Masses. The Guild encouraged mass production, laissez-faire economics and colonialism. The Cabal of Pure Thought stopped revealing truths to the Masses, and began restructuring their perception of history through archaeology and geology. The Hippocratic Circle lost interest in healing humans and considered how they could be improved through accelerated evolution. The Void Seekers remained true to their goal of exploration; the native cultures they encountered, however, were brutally enslaved, assimilated, or destroyed.
Mage: The Ascension, Core Rulebook (2nd ed)

Unfortunately, Fariq's noble goal will not come to fruition. The atrocities committed by both Christians and Muslims will destroy his idealism and fill his soul with bitterness. Muslims will be driven from the Kingdom of Hungary in the mid-13th century. Age will taint Fariq's mistrust. This will result in his refusal to attend the Convention of Thorns in the 15th century, his eventual indoctrination into the ranks of the Assamite antitribu, and from there, his initiation into the Path of Evil Revelations. Fariq will fall from grace, and he has a very long way to fall...
Vampire: The Dark Ages - Transylvania By Night

Once Mankind's greatest champions, now its direst foes.
Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook (7th edition) on the Chaos Space Marines.

We thought we could be decent men in an indecent time, but we were wrong! The world is cruel... and the only morality in a cruel world is chance. Unbiased. Unprejudiced. Fair.
Harvey Dent/Two-Face, The Dark Knight

"While I was under his control, I realised something. Egil once wished only to break the circle of suffering, he believed that if blood was spilt now a new world would be born. But something terrible happened and now, now he is consumed with vengeance."
Gadolt talking about Egil, Xenoblade Chronicles

"I was their most devoted warrior. A champion of light. But I fell... Fell into darkness. And now I am feared as the Prince of Darkness. Ironic, don't you think?"