Quotes / Gone Horribly Right

i do not think the prudent one hastes to initiate
a sequence of events which he lacks power to terminate
archy, prudence

Owen: You mean that creature is still out there; it has the money, it's as powerful as Goliath...and it's smarter than you?
Xanatos: Owen, I think I created a monster.

"We increased the sharks' brain mass, and as a side effect, the sharks got smarter."

"So the good news is, Godzilla's back. The bad news is, Godzilla's back."

Ares: I was trying... to make you... a great warrior!
Kratos: You succeeded. [stabs Ares]

"What are you so afraid of, Cell? Isn't this what you wanted? I warned you! I told you what would happen if you pushed me too far! But you didn't listen. You forced me to awaken my hidden power, and now that you've seen it, you're afraid, because you know that I'm going to destroy you."
Gohan, Dragon Ball Z

Twilight Sparkle: When other unicorns' spells go wrong they fail horribly. But noooo, for me they go wrong by working even better than I ever needed... or wanted.

"Someone near him said: 'It worked.'"
"Someone else said: 'Now we are all sons of bitches.'"
Kenneth Bainbridge, on the Trinity atomic bomb

"Our resurrection spell worked like a magic charm. We brought you back to life, Buffy. Right where we left her."
Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The year was 2019, and I was just a lowly robot arm working on Project Satan, a savage, intelligent military car built from the most evil parts of the most evil cars in all the world. [...[ Anyway, only after bringing Project Satan to life did they discover they had made a terrible mistake! For you see...it was pure evil."
Calculon, Futurama

"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."
— Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

"The stunt that went horribly right."
Julian Morrow, The Chaser's War on Everything, on the subject of their stunt at the 2007 APEC Summit in Sydney.

"If this substance falls into the wrong hands, half the world population might die!"
"And if it falls into the right hands, is it the whole population then?"
— "Hunt for a Pirahna"

"A lesson for all you budding mad scientists out there. It's an old lesson, but one that bears repeating. When you set out to build an unstoppable killing machine, please, ladies and gentlemen, make certain you really really want an unstoppable killing machine first."
Artie, "A Brief Moment of Culture", Narbonic fanfic

"[Cerberus] thought they were so clever. Turns out, mess with someone's head enough and you can turn a scared kid into an all-powerful bitch. Fuckin' idiots."

Shepard: I met your creators. They told me what you did to them.
Catalyst: We did as we were expected.
Shepard: They said you betrayed them. That you turned them into Harbinger.
Catalyst: When they asked that I solve the problem of conflict, they failed to understand they were part of the problem themselves. The flaws of their organic reasoning could not perceive this. They lacked the foresight to understand their destruction was part of the very solution they required.

"In the city, science was unstoppable, until one day, science couldn't be stopped."
BioShock 2 trailer

"His mind whirled with great plans, never thinking of what might happen if he were to succeed"

"Of course it will grow beyond control — it was designed to choose its own evolution."

"You fought a war to destroy the Jedi. Congratulations on your success."
Darth Vader, the Revenge of the Sith novelization, as he slays the last of the Separatist leaders

"Oh no! Everything's going according to plan!"
Star Butterfly, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, as her Literal-Minded plot to destroy a rival football team goes off.

Blackadder: Deny everything, Baldrick. [Baldrick takes the witness stand]
George: Are you Private Baldrick?
Baldrick: No!
George: Oh. Um... but you are Captain Blackadder's batman?
Baldrick: No!
Blackadder: [Head Desk]

Cain: The goal of a Chaos Cult is to try and attract the attention of their patron deity. If they're lucky, they'll muck about, enacting rituals they don't understand, and maybe manage to wiggle themselves into some position of power where they can disrupt the day-to-day goings of the Imperium.
Student: What if they are not lucky?
Cain: They succeed in attracting said attention.

"You sought to anger me, Nahiri. Soon you will see how well you have succeeded."

"Everyone forgot [about me]! That's why they weren't afraid anymore! That's why I needed Jason to kill for me, to get them to remember! But now he just won't stop!"
Freddy Krueger, Freddy vs. Jason

"Successful as Bertron's experiment was, it was anything but a good idea."
Wiz on the creator of Doomsday, Death Battle.

"This was supposed to be for use in Nebulas and other, more creepy areas, but listen to the thing! FTL is not a psychological horror game, and this track was way too freaky and claustrophobic. Still pretty cool, though."
Ben Prunty, FTL: Faster Than Light soundtrack liner notes on the Cut Song "Horror"

Monty Uno: Come on, Ben, five kids (Sector Z) with that kind of tactical genius and strategy? Had to be ex-Kids Next Door that you delightfulized until something went terribly wrong.
Benedict Uno: You mean something went terribly RIGHT! My first Delightfulization Chamber blew a fuse, increasing its power eleventy-billionfold! I lost the machine, but gained five perfect delightful children!

Bunnigus: UNS military scientists have been working on soldier boosts for centuries. Thirty-one years ago someone put all the different programs under the same roof. Summarizing: They found that the right combination of these technologies would make any human functionally immortal.
Breya: Okay, but what were the side effects?
Bunnigus: You mean besides turning the entire population into a standing army of Super Soldiers? No side effects. Clean as a razor sharp, double-edged sword-whistle.

Africanized bees owe their existence to science. Warwick E. Kerr created them in Brazil during the 1950s by crossing a European bee with an African bee. He wanted a bee that could live in the jungle. He got a bee that swarms by the hundreds of millions, is insanely territorial, mindlessly aggressive, has killed anywhere from a few dozen to a few thousand people, and can live in the jungle.

And after they escaped and swarmed northward, it turned out they were a-OK with deserts, too. They'll be in Montana by 2010.

A lesson for all you budding mad scientists out there. It's an old lesson, but one that bears repeating. When you set out to make an unstoppable killing machine, please, ladies and gentlemen, make certain that you really want an unstoppable killing machine first.
Artie, A Brief Moment of Culture: Jeffrey Wells's Very Long Narbonic Fanfic