Quotes / Fire-Forged Friends

"We few...we happy few. We band of brothers. For he that sheds his blood today with mine shall be my brother, be he ne'er so vile, this day shall gentle his condition...

And have we done with War at last?
Well, we've been lucky devils both,
And there's no need of pledge or oath
To bind our lovely friendship fast,
By firmer stuff
Close bound enough.
Robert Graves, Two Fusiliers

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I've witnessed your suff'ring
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me, my brothers in arms
Dire Straits, "Brothers In Arms"

Thomas: I'm sorry I was cheeky.
Gordon: That's alright, Thomas. You've made me laugh. I'm in disgrace.
Thomas: So am I.
Gordon: Why so you are, Thomas. Shall we form an alliance? You help me and I'll help you.
Thomas: Right you are.
Gordon: Good. That settle.
Thomas the Tank Engine, "Down The Mine"

"I'm sorry, this is a horrible situation to meet under- I know you're scared, I'm scared too- but we are on the same side- the side that wants to live!"
Ecco the Dolphin talking to Karkat Vantas in the fic Module S

"It's strange, but the last word I'd use for Thane is 'assassin'. We covered each other in firefights. That makes him a partner."
Garrus Vakarian, Mass Effect 3

I stood by the river
That ran red with shame
I stood in the killing fields
Where death had no name
I stood with my brothers
And away it flood
And we were one flesh, one breath, one life, one blood
— "One Blood" by Terence Jay

"We dug coal together."
Raylan Givens, summing up his relationship with Boyd Crowder, Justified

"Fear makes companions of all of us."
The Doctor, Doctor Who, "An Unearthly Child"

Horace Warfield: All these years, [Emperor] Mengsk made you out to be the devil himself. But I've seen you put it on the line for men who'd otherwise be hunting you down.
Jim Raynor: Your Emperor's the one who should be brought to justice. All I ever wanted was for folks to live free.
Horace Warfield: Charging into battle with a stranger—taking enemy fire, holding the line shoulder to shoulder—that's the great equalizer of war. It's an honor to fight at your side.
Two opposing commanders during an Enemy Mine, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

"When we met, we only had two things in common: the wrong place and the wrong time. When you're facing a thousand mutant zombies eager to spoon out your brains, you learn to work together."
Oz, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies

"What are they trying to teach you, Mickey? That I'm your enemy? You know that's not true, you know that's not true! We've fought in a thousand wars, you and I, side-by-side together. We've saved each other's lives a hundred times over!"
Robert McCall, The Equalizer, "Splinters"

"In the Guard we have a saying: danger is the anvil on which trust is forged."

“If we make it through this, we will be friends. Bonded by trauma.”
Artemis Fowl, The Opal Deception

"The 'G' stands for genocide, motherfucker!"
Isaac Washington regarding his partner G, House Of The Dead OVERKILL