->''"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 ComicBook/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!?]]
-->--''Literature/{{Worm}}''

->''"...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/HulkHogan'''

->''"[[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'''

->''Somewhere down the line, the [[ScienceHero 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 [[CorruptCorporateExecutive mass production, laissez-faire economics and colonialism]]. The Cabal of Pure Thought stopped revealing truths to the Masses, and began [[InternalRetcon restructuring their perception of history]] through archaeology and geology. The Hippocratic Circle lost interest in healing humans and considered [[EvilutionaryBiologist how they could be improved through accelerated evolution]]. The Void Seekers [[TokenGoodTeammate remained true to their goal of exploration]]; the native cultures they encountered, however, [[EvilColonialist were brutally enslaved, assimilated, or destroyed]].''
-->--''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension, Core Rulebook'' (2nd ed)

->''Unfortunately, Fariq's [[ReconcileTheBitterFoes noble goal]] will not come to fruition. The atrocities committed by both Christians and Muslims will [[TookALevelInCynic 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 [[PeaceConference Convention of Thorns]] in the 15th century, his eventual indoctrination into the ranks of the [[MurderInc Assamite]] ''[[EvilCounterpart antitribu]]'', and from there, his initiation into the [[ReligionOfEvil Path of Evil Revelations]]. Fariq will fall from grace, and he has a ''very'' long way to fall...''
-->--''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Vampire: The Dark Ages]] - Transylvania By Night''

-> ''Once Mankind's greatest champions, now its direst foes.''
-->-- '''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer 40000}} Rulebook (7th edition)''' on the Chaos Space Marines.
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