It is not that I cannot create anything good, but that I will not.
In all Thénardier's outpourings, the words and gestures, the fury blazing in his eyes, this explosion of an evil nature brazenly exposed, the mixture of bravado and abjectness, arrogance, pettiness, rage, absurdity; the hodgepodge of genuine distress, and lying sentiment, the shamelessness of a vicious man rejoicing in viciousness, the bare crudity of an ugly soul — in this eruption of all suffering and hatred there was something which was hideous as evil itself and still as poignant as truth.
The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?
I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart — one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man. Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a silly action, for no other reason than because he knows he should not?
Have we not a perpetual inclination, in the teeth of our best judgment, to violate that which is Law, merely because we understand it to be such?
To put it in the simplest possible terms, our "purpose" is a total absence
of purpose! You should be aware, fraulein, that there are some people in this world, some irredeemable louse, for whom the means do not require
an end! I speak, of course, of myself.
Greed is for amateurs. Disorder, chaos, anarchy: now that's
I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed.
Is that how a warped brain like yours gets its kicks? By planning the death of innocent people? Lex Luthor:
No. By causing
the death of innocent people.
Some time ago, some friends of mine and I were hired by the government of Burma to capture a bandit operating out of a forest. They had been trying to bribe the local warlords with gems, but the bandit was raiding their caravans. We searched for months, but we never found a single person who had traded with him. Then, one day, I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The bandit had been throwing them away. Bruce:
Then why steal them? Alfred:
Because he thought it was great sport! You see, some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought
or negotiated with
. Some men just want to watch the world burn. [later] Bruce:
That bandit, in the forest in Burma. Did you catch him? Alfred:
Yes, Master Bruce. Bruce:
How? Alfred: We burned the forest down
You know, you're crazy if you think you've heard the last of this guy. He's gonna kill again. District Attorney Rothko:
How do you know? Harry Callahan:
'Cause he likes it.
I like being bad. It makes me happy.
— Eddie Brock, Spider-Man 3
Listen kid, I'm not gonna bullshit you, all right? I don't give a good fuck what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. It's amusing, to me
, to torture a cop. You can say anything you want cause I've heard it all before. All you can do is pray for a quick death, which you ain't gonna get.
What we were after now was the old surprise visit. That was a real kick, and good for laughs and lashings of the old ultra-violence.
I didn't do it for science. I didn't do it for glory. I'm just mean!
—Willum, Chopper Chicks in Zombietown
Mommy didn't beat me. Daddy didn't rape me. I'm this way because I am. There's no mystery. Things I do, I do them because I like them! Because I want to!
Why? Why? Just to see the disappointment on your cornfed, gee-whiz face, Superman. And because a great dark voice on the edge of nothing spoke to me and said you all had to die. There is no why!
Why us, goddammit? Why are you doing this stuff to us? You're going to kill us! Doctor Destiny: Why? Because I can
"Why? Why buy a child just to kill her?" Dezono Qua:
"Because I could. And to eat her, of course. She was delicious."
I know what it's like to take a life. To feel a future, a world of possibilities, snuffed out by your own hand. I know the power in it. The exhilaration. It was like a drug for me.
"Mr. Ewing, this is wrong and it's cruel."
"You have just uttered my two favorite words!"
I enjoy destroying lives. It turns me on.
'I see on the news, on the TV, that people question. They question why—why people do this. It's the same reason people do anything, 'cause, 'cause they feel like it, they like the way it feels. When I was a kid, my dog, Poppy, running across the grass. When I hit her
, I liked that feeling. That has not changed.
I wanna gorge on human blood, not because some fucking Bible tells me too, but because I like it. It's fun
. It makes my dick hard
I still don't see why you want to help them. What can you possibly gain? The Master:
The pleasure of seeing the human race exterminated, Doctor. The human race of which you are so fond. Believe me, that'll be a reward in itself.
: Just stop! None of this makes any sense! Kefka
! Destruction isn't supposed
to make sense! It's only fun when it's senseless!
Now, you're going to die. Matt
: Killing me will stop nothing. Frank Horrigan
: That may be true, but seeing your body rotting on the floor will bring a smile to my face.
"What other people called happiness did not bring me any joy."
: We never did anything to you! Why are you keeping us prisoner? Wizardheimer
: Because I'm an evil Koopa wizard! I don't need a reason
to be mean and nasty! It's my nature!''
Well all right then, Slick. Yes. I turned all the villagers into pigs. Big deal. [...] You know, they're all so depressing and boring and dimwitted all the time... so instead of wallowing in gloom, I figured they might as well wallow in mud! HA! How brilliant is THAT? Now they're pigs, get it?
Isn't that just soooo perfect? It's like irony, or something.
Rivers of blood... Mountains of flesh! A glorious world of pain! Feeble humans, crushed like the insects that they are!
Cortex, why do you keep doing stuff like this? Doctor Neo Cortex:
Well, actually, it's pretty fun! You should try it! You know, riding around in huge, rumbling machines and what-not... very stimulating!
I killed a man named Smith because I am an evil human being. Isn't that enough?
I had reasons deeper than the deepest ocean! - That was a fuckin' lie! I had no such reasons!
: I get what Viridi
has against Hades
. He's destructive and evil. But what does Hades have against Viridi? Palutena
: I think you answered your own question. Destruction is fun
for him. Hades
: Well, five points for the squares! It's true. This is
just my idea of a good time.
I killed them because I could! Because it was fun! Do you know what it's like to determine another man's fate? And did you see the way the people cheered? The way they feared me? I was like a god! You'd have done the same if you could! Such power!
C'mon, you know me better than that 'old buddy!' Surely you don't mean to imply that I
need a reason to destroy and manipulate and kill!? OK, all right, fine! How about this reason? Seems as good as any. I do all the wonderful things I do because I want to see the miserable look on the faces of people like YOU when you're wallowing in despair, dismay, grief, frustration, misery... all sorts of other unpleasant nouns...
I guess you could say I'm bored. At least misery is interesting.
Zex, I'll play it straight with you. I need your help financing the wedding. Zexion:
And I want to help you... why? Axel:
Because you'll get to abuse your political power just to prove you can.
Someone had opened a nether gate within the city. Who and why we'll never know. The situation was already so dire before this point it fails me to think of a reason behind such actions. As if someone could possibly want to haste the end of everything for no other purpose than the end itself.
Comparisons to Bioshock
are as inevitable as a bear shitting on a Catholic (or however that phrase goes
), and under that light Infinite
falls kinda short. What's disappointing is that the villain is basically just a racist nutter who wants to blow up the world. I listen to him frothing about how his carpet made of black people should be grateful he hasn't trod in any dog shit lately, and he becomes hard to take seriously. The truly great villain is one who talks sense!
Andrew Ryan had some weird ideas about "sweat ownership," but he was articulate, dangerously intelligent, and wouldn't let someone like Comstock run the fucking hot tap!
The sum total of Klaa’s motivation is “he likes blowing stuff up.
” When he discovers the Enterprise
is mounting a rescue mission to Nimus III, he muses, “Enterprise
? That’s Kirk’s ship. If I could defeat Kirk…” Vixis completes his thought process, “…you would be the greatest warrior in the galaxy.” It’s incredibly generic. Even Kruge’s paranoid preemptive strike in The Search for Spock
offered a more compelling motivation and sense of character. Of course, Klaa’s motivation demonstrates how it all revolves around
The first character introduced is Max Menken, played by Kenneth Mars. He looks up at the camera and says 'I hate Superman; big showoff'. That's right, the first real line of dialogue in a Superman movie is 'I hate Superman
'...Max also comments that anyone without a last name must be 'kind of weird
' and that Superman is pushy.
of It's a Bird, it's a Plane, it's Superman!
Firstly, we meet a vigilante paedo-priest, and then kiddy-fiddler #3, who’s identified when he’s clocked by Gyllenhaal lecherously caressing a stuffed rabbit at a candlelight vigil. It’s such a pantomimey, Lifetime Movies
reveal, that you’re one close-up away from a drool-slavered chin and leaky boner-tent.
The plot of the game is that rebels have gone back in time, taken famous historical figures, and put them in different time periods. Who
are these "time rebels" and why do they wanna do this?? Well, guess what: They're never referred to again.
Yeah. They're just for your imagination. (thought bubble appears over James' head) Future Punk #1:
Maaan, wouldn't it be funny if we put Thomas Edison in ancient Egypt? Future Punk #2:
Hehe! How 'bout Galileo in the Jurassic period? Future Punk #1: (cackles)
Barnett barely seems to want to conceal his guilt in the flashbacks to his hearing – he sits nonchalantly, sipping water and smiling as his crimes are listed. Just in case we didn’t get the idea that he is evil. In the present day he’s like some mad Doctor Who
villain spouting out lines like ‘oh
you’re the dead man, Mul-derrr…
’ Every time he calls Mulder up he sounds like he is ringing a sex chat line
…sighing and groaning with pleasure.
Yes! Make this cat suffer for no goddamn reason other than that I THINK IT'S FUNNY!
Iago's soliloquy, the motive-hunting of a motiveless malignity — how awful it is!
When you're playing a character of solid blackness, that in itself is very interesting, in the sense that you have no other motivation other than the accumulation of power. It's not so much about not having a moral center, it's just that the only thing that mattered is increasing power.