->''"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"''
-->-- '''[[Music/{{WASP}} 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''
-->-- '''Music/IcedEarth''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E--XSLdD1jk "Angels Holocaust"]]''

->''"Those who have tasted the light of goodness and justice and turned away make the foulest villains."''
-->-- '''''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Third Edition''' Dungeon Master's Guide'', on fallen paladins who become [[BlackKnight Blackguards]].

->''"A fallen hero. How regrettable."''
-->-- '''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Kain]]''' on '''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]''', ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''

->'''ComicBook/GreenArrow:''' Green Lantern!\\
'''[[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]]''': Not Green Lantern, Arrow. [[ThatManIsDead Not anymore.]] I've taken the name Parallax. I've seen the universe from many different directions, and I know how to fix it--[[DarkMessiah even if it means destroying it!]]
-->-- ''ComicBook/ZeroHour''

->''"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''', ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}''

->''"I did love being a hero. But if this is where it leads... I'm done with it."''
-->-- '''Franchise/{{Superman}}''', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', moments before killing SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor. [[spoiler: [[{{Superdickery}} Of course, it's the Superman of an alternate universe.]]]]

->''"It is such a quiet thing, to fall. But far more terrible is to admit it."''
-->-- '''Kreia''', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II''

->''"In troubled times, there are few greater sorrows than a wayward savior."''
-->-- '''[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3616 Fallen Askari]]''', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''

->''"I once thought that I was impervious to the allure of the Dark Side. [[TheReveal I was mistaken.]]"''
-->-- '''Ulic Qel-Droma''', ''ComicBook/TalesOfTheJedi''

->'''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!\\
'''[[WasOnceAMan Mannequin]]''': ''([[TheVoiceless 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''':[[HeelRealization 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!"''

->''"[[Creator/SteveJobs Apple Computer]] goes from the scrappy underdog to the arrogant giant everyone is trying to take down. Creator/GeorgeLucas goes from the hungry indie filmmaker to the unfeeling corporate billionaire who only cares about [[MerchandiseDriven 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."''
-->--'''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-ugly-lessons-hiding-in-every-superhero-movie_p2/ "The 5 Ugly Lessons Hiding in Every Superhero Movie"]]

->''"Once there was a man named Jack who wanted to find a Vault and become a hero. [[StartOfDarkness Things kind of]] [[VillainousBreakdown escalated from there.]]"''
-->--Loading Screen of '''Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'''