[[folder: Anime and Manga]]

->You can't change anything unless you can discard part of yourself too. To surpass monsters, you must be willing to abandon your humanity.
-->--'''Armin Arlert,''' ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''

->No matter how strong, for a human to fight a monster means he has submerged his humanity and transformed himself into a greater monster.
-->--'''Schierke,''' ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''

->Dragons are dragons because humans can't beat 'em. So what's a man who beats a dragon?
-->--'''Godo,''' ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''

->'''Awakened Being''': You know... You're the monster... Here...\\
'''Ophelia''': Heh. (''kills the Awakened Being'')

->'''Knuckle Joe''': He wasn't a father. He was a weakling.\\
'''Meta Knight''': Good. I am glad. That way, he will not have to see [[YouMonster what a monster you have become.]]\\
'''Knuckle Joe''': What? I am not a monster!\\
'''Meta Knight''': Anyone who abandons his reason, and lives only by hatred, is a monster.\\
'''Knuckle Joe''': Grrr...\\
'''Tiff''': What we do makes us all monsters. Look what you did to Kirby.\\
'''Knuckle Joe''': But I am not a monster!\\
'''Meta Knight''': But you lived by hatred. And hatred is what (Nightmare) loves.
-->--''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa,'' Episode 19/17

->Nah. I'd say it's more a case of a straightforward, honest guy being twisted into a monster by the pressures of society. You know, the old become-the-very-thing-you're-trying-to-fight deal.
-->-- '''Haruna''', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''

->Kill the spiders and save the butterflies... it's rational until you realize that by striving for it, you become a spider yourself.
-->--'''Vash the Stampede''', ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''


[[folder:Comic Books]]

->I'm afraid that ComicBook/{{the Joker}} may be right about me. Sometimes I.... question the rationality of my actions. And I'm afraid that when I walk through those asylum gates... when I walk into Arkham and the doors close behind me... It'll be just like coming home.
-->-- '''Franchise/{{Batman}}''', ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''

->Who could have foreseen this in their wildest imaginings? Of all the {{Green Lantern}}s, of all the protectors of the universe... it is [[TheParagonAlwaysRebels their brightest who turns rogue.]]
-->-- '''ComicBook/{{Sinestro}}''', ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' #49

->We came because we heard a monster was loose in our sector. It's our job to clean up the monsters. So. Do what you gotta do. Put people on trial. Punish them how you like. But watch out you don't turn into monsters. Because then we'd be back for you.
-->-- '''Guy Gardner''', ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton''

->The meek shall inherit [[HobbesWasRight sweet fuck-all.]] That's what I learned from them sadistic little shits, the Jesuits.
-->-- '''Lincoln Red Crow''', ''{{ComicBook/Scalped}}''



->They gazed into the Abyss and now it lives inside them.
-->-- '''Fuyutsuki''', ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod''

->"HE GOING TO KILL US" said the demons\\
"I will shoot at him" said the cyberdemon and he fired the rocket missiles. John plasmaed at him and tried to blew him up. But then the ceiling fell and they were trapped and not able to kill.\\
"No! I must kill the demons" he shouted\\
The radio said [[ShockingSwerve "No, John. You are the demons"]]\\
{{And then John was a zombie}}.
-->-- ''Fanfic/DoomRepercussionsOfEvil''

->You know, as pissed as I am with Raiden and everything he's done, [[SympathyForTheDevil I feel sorry for him]]. He didn't '''ask''' to be corrupted. [[HeroicSacrifice He was willing to die to save Earthrealm by purifying the Jinsei]] and now he's the bad guy. That isn't fair. If this is what he gets for being a hero, maybe he should've died instead. When I was talking to Cassie yesterday, she mentioned a phrase she heard in a movie a few years ago: ''[[Film/TheDarkKnight You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.]]'' She said she thought it was stupid until she saw what Raiden did and I'm pretty inclined to agree with her.
-->-- '''Kung Jin''' to '''Taven''' about '''Raiden's''' FaceHeelTurn, ''Fanfic/MortalKombatDesperation''


[[folder:Film -- Animated]]

->'''Red Hood:''' Just be happy I only killed one of them. They're all assassins.\\
'''Batman:''' And what are you?\\
'''Red Hood:''' I'm cleaning up Gotham. More than you ever did.\\
'''Batman:''' You're stealing territory from Black Mask and killing anyone who gets in your way.\\
'''Red Hood:''' Black Mask is just a part of the plan.\\
'''Batman:''' [[NotSoDifferent Plan? You're becoming a crime lord.]]\\
'''Red Hood:''' Yes. You can't stop crime. That's what you never understood. I'm controlling it. You wanna rule them by fear. But what do you do with the ones who aren't afraid? I'm doing what [[ThouShaltNotKill you won't:]] I'm taking them out!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''

->'''Batman:''' ''[about Jason]'' Do you remember how he was when I found him?\\
'''Alfred:''' Of course, sir. Fearless, arrogant, brash and gifted.\\
'''Batman:''' Yes. Different than Dick in so many ways, but still full of potential and power. But I knew, even from the beginning, he was dangerous. If I hadn't made him into Robin, he would have grown to do wrong. Then I got him killed. My partner. My soldier. My fault. I own that. I'll carry that like everything else. But now there's this. [[KnightTemplar He's taken everything I've ever taught him and turned it on me.]] [[MyGreatestFailure It's a hell of my making, Alfred.]]\\
'''Alfred:''' Sir, this is not your doing. You loved him. He knows that. It should be enough.\\
'''Batman:''' [[MyGreatestFailure It's not.]]
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''

->'''Jason Todd:''' Is that what you think this is about? [[WhatTheHellHero You letting me die?]] I don't know what clouds your judgement worse, your guilt or your antiquated sense of morality. Bruce, I forgive you for not saving me. But why... why on God's earth... ''[smashes closet door open to reveal the Joker, bloodied and tied to a chair]'' ...is he still alive?!\\
'''Joker:''' ''[awakes and looks at both Jason and Batman, and then starts to laugh as he bounces over in the chair]'' [[VillainHasAPoint Gotta give the boy points!]] He came all the way back from the dead to make this shindig happen! So, who's got a camera? Ooh! Ooh! Get one of me and the kid first. Then you and me, then the three of us. And then one with the crowbar! Then…\\
'''Jason Todd:''' ''[knocking the Joker down and holding a gun to his head]'' You'll be as quiet as possible, or I'll put one in your lap first.\\
'''Joker:''' Party pooper. No cake for you!\\
'''Jason Todd:''' ''[to Batman]'' Ignoring what he's done in the past. Blindly, stupidly disregarding the entire graveyards he's filled, the thousands who have suffered, the friends he's crippled. You know, I thought... I thought I'd be the last person you'd ever let him hurt. If it had been you that he beat to a bloody pulp, if he had taken you from this world, I would've done nothing but search the planet for this pathetic pile of evil, death-worshiping garbage and then send him off to hell!\\
'''Batman:''' [[EvilCannotComprehendGood You don't understand. I don't think you've ever understood.]]\\
'''Jason Todd:''' What? What, [[ThouShaltNotKill your moral code just won't allow for that?]] [[MoralEventHorizon It's too hard to cross that line?]]\\
'''Batman:''' No! God Almighty, no! It'd be too damned easy. All I've ever wanted to do is kill him. A day doesn't go by when I don't think about subjecting him to every horrendous torture he's dealt out to others and then... end him.\\
'''Joker:''' Awwww! So you do think about me.\\
'''Batman:''' [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope But if I do that, if I allow myself to go down into that place, I'll never come back.]]\\
'''Jason Todd:''' Why? I'm not talking about killing Penguin or Scarecrow or Dent. I'm talking about him. Just him. And doing it because... Because he took me away from you.\\
'''Batman:''' I can't. I'm sorry.\\
'''Joker:''' That is so sweet!\\
'''Jason Todd:''' Well, you won't have any choice. ''[throws Batman a second gun]''\\
'''Batman:''' I won't...\\
'''Jason Todd:''' This is what it's all been about. ''This!'' You, me, him! Now is the time you decide! If you won't kill this psychotic piece of filth, I will! If you want to stop me, you're going to have to kill me!\\
'''Batman:''' You know I won't...\\
'''Jason Todd:''' I'm going to blow his deranged brains out! And if you want to stop it, you are going to have to shoot me, right in my face!\\
'''Joker:''' This is turning out even better than I'd hoped. ''[Batman drops the gun]''\\
'''Jason Todd:''' It's him, or me! You have to decide! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Decide, NOW! DO IT! HIM, OR ME! DECIDE!]] ''[points a gun at Batman]''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''

->'''[[spoiler:Agatha Prenderghast]]:''' I'll make you suffer!\\
'''Norman Babcock:''' Why?\\
'''[[spoiler:Agatha Prenderghast]]:''' Because... Because…\\
'''Norman Babcock:''' Because you want everyone to hurt just as much as you are. So whenever you wake up, you play this mean game, but you don't play fair!\\
'''[[spoiler:Agatha Prenderghast]]:''' [[FreudianExcuse They hurt me!]]\\
'''Norman Babcock:''' [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge So you hurt them back?]]\\
'''[[spoiler:Agatha Prenderghast]]:''' I wanted everyone to see [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters how rotten they were!]]\\
'''Norman Babcock:''' [[NotSoDifferent You're just like them]], [[spoiler:Agatha]]!\\
'''[[spoiler:Agatha Prenderghast]]:''' No, I'm not!\\
'''Norman Babcock:''' You're a bully.\\
'''[[spoiler:Agatha Prenderghast]]:''' No, I'm not!\\
'''Norman Babcock:''' They did something awful, but that doesn't mean you should too! All that's left of you now is mean and horrible!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman''


[[folder:Film -- Live-action]]

->You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that. But you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror... horror has a face. And you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies.
-->-- '''Col. Walter E. Kurtz''', ''Film/ApocalypseNow''

->You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see ''yourself'' become the villain.
-->-- '''Harvey Dent''', ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

->You have allowed [[BigBad this dark lord]] to [[TheCorrupter twist your mind]] until now... until now you have become the very thing you swore to destroy.
-->-- '''Obi-Wan Kenobi''', ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', to '''[[FallenHero Anakin Skywalker]]'''.

->Revenge is like a poison. It can -- it can take you over.. and before you know it, turn us into something ugly.
-->-- '''Aunt May''', ''Film/SpiderMan3''

->Any longer out on that road and I'm one of them, a terminal psychotic, except that I've got this bronze badge that says that I'm one of the good guys.
-->-- '''Max Rockatansky''', ''Film/MadMax1''

->Have you ever had to kill a man, Max? ''Have you?'' To pull that trigger, you have to be sure. Yes, you investigate, analyze, assess, target, but then you have to look him in the eye and you make the call. And all the drones, bugs, cameras, transcripts, all the surveillance in the world can't tell you what to do next. A license to kill, is also a license ''not'' to kill.
-->-- '''M''' to '''C''', ''Film/{{Spectre}}''

->'''[[DaChief M:]]''' You were supposed to be in Istanbul last night! I'm afraid this unfortunate [Felix] Leiter business has, [[WhatTheHellHero somehow clouded your judgment]]. You have a job to do. I expect you on a plane this afternoon.\\
'''Film/JamesBond:''' I haven't finished here, sir.\\
'''M:''' Leave it to the Americans. It's their mess. Let them clean it up.\\
'''James Bond:''' ''Sir, they're not going to do anything!'' I owe it to Leiter. He's put his life on the line for me many times before.\\
'''M:''' Oh, spare me this sentimental rubbish! He knew the risks.\\
'''James Bond:''' And his wife?\\
'''M:''' [[WhatTheHellHero This private vendetta of yours could easily compromise Her Majesty's Government]]. You have an assignment, and I expect ''you'' to carry it out objectively and professionally.\\
'''James Bond:''' [[TakeThisJobAndShoveIt Then you have my resignation, sir.]]\\
'''M:''' We're ''not'' a country club, 007! [[TurnInYourBadge Effective immediately, your license to kill is revoked. And I require you to hand over your weapon]]. ''[[TurnInYourBadge Now.]]'' [[AsYouKnow I need hardly remind you that you're still bound by the Official Secrets Act]].\\
'''James Bond:''' [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I guess it's farewell to arms]]. ''[knocks several agents and escapes before snipers on the top roof try to kill him and another MI6 agent tries to shoot Bond down, but M stops him]''\\
'''M:''' Don't! Too many people! ''[sees 007 running away from MI6 in Key West and is shocked to see this]'' God help you, Commander.
-->-- ''Film/LicenceToKill''


->The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; [[FullCircleRevolution but already it was impossible to say which was which.]]
-->-- Closing line of ''Literature/AnimalFarm''

->You, therefore, have no excuse, you who [[WhatTheHellHero pass judgement on someone else]], for at whatever point you judge the other, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard you are condemning yourself]], [[NotSoDifferent because you who pass judgement do the same things.]]
-->-- '''Paul''', ''Literature/TheBible (New International Version)'', Romans 2:1

->"Fool that I am," said he, "that I did not tear out my heart the day I resolved to revenge myself."

->Maybe [Tarik] was a good man once. [[WarIsHell But you fight any war long enough]] and in the end it's going to be hard to remember who you are. He's had too much blood. And maybe too much sand. I'd say he's become everything he set out to defeat.
-->-- '''Richard''', ''[[Literature/ThePowerOfFive Oblivion]]''

->"Justice." Thoros smiled wanly. "I remember justice. It had a pleasant taste. Justice was what we were about when Beric led us, or so we told ourselves. We were King's men, knights, and heroes... but some knights are dark and full of terror, my lady. War makes monsters of us all.\\
"Are you saying you are monsters?\\
"I am saying we are human."
-->-- ''Literature/AFeastForCrows''

->'''Tattletale:''' It doesn't have to be you.\\
'''[[VillainProtagonist Skitter:]]''' No. I think it does.\\
'''[[TakeOverTheCity Calvert:]]''' So it comes down to this... you're not a killer.\\
'''Skitter:''' No... [[PreMortemOneLiner but I suppose, in a roundabout way, you made me into one]].
-->-- ''Literature/{{Worm}}''

->But what can such analysis as I have done of scriptures and poetry suggest about some critical tools and ideals for Mormon literature, past and future? Can we see how the complexities of being chosen and writing for a chosen people have enriched our literature, or have I simply created another set of labels with which to pigeonhole what we don't like, a dichotomy for Mormon critics—and critics of Mormon critics—to argue about?
-->-- [[https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V32N01_79.pdf Eugene England]]


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->'''Londo''': I have noticed that your own people have continued to exploit your planet's resources to build the mighty Narn war machine?\\
'''G'kar''': We have to protect ourselves!\\
'''Londo''': By doing to ''yourselves'' what ''you'' say ''we'' did to ''you!'' Ah, now '''there's''' evolution for you!
-->-- ''Series/BabylonFive'', [[{{Recap/BabylonFiveS01E13SignsAndPortents}} "Signs and Portents"]]

->And what about my team? How many more times will they be able to look into the abyss? How many more times before they won't ever recover the pieces of themselves that this job takes?
-->-- '''Aaron Hotchner''', ''Series/CriminalMinds'', "...And Back" (season four finale)

->'''[[TheHero The Doctor]]:''' The Daleks have ''failed''. Now finish what I started and make your race extinct. Rid the universe of your filth! [[WhyWontYouDie WHY DON'T YOU JUST]] ''[[WhyWontYouDie DIE?!!]]''\\
'''[[LastOfHisKind Dalek]]:''' [[AC:...[[NotSoDifferent You would make a good Dalek.]]]]
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]]

->You're here because [[SerialKiller John Mostow]] [[ThatOneCase stole three years of your life]]. Every day and every night, for three years, you lived and breathed the horror show that was in his head, and I'm sorry. Imagining everything that he imagined. Sinking deeper and deeper into the ugliness like you taught us to do. When you finally caught him, it didn't just go away. And the violence... it stayed alive inside you. 'Til it had to come out.
-->-- '''Fox Mulder''', ''Series/TheXFiles'' "Grotesque"



->I was born of the womb of a poisonous spell\\
Beaten and broken and chased from the land\\
But I rise up above it, high up above it and see\\
I was hung from the tree made of tongues of the weak\\
The branches, the bones of the liars, the thieves\\
Rise up above it, high up above it and see\\
Pray to your God, open your heart\\
Whatever you do, don't be afraid of the dark\\
Cover your eyes, the devil's inside\\
One night of the hunter\\
One day I will get revenge\\
One night to remember\\
One day it'll all just end, oh\\
Blessed by a bitch from a bastard's seed\\
Pleasure to meet you, prepare to bleed\\
Rise, I'll rise, I'll rise\\
Skinned her alive, ripped her apart\\
Scattered her ashes, buried her heart\\
Rise up above it, high up above it and see
-->-- '''Music/ThirtySecondsToMars''', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK268TLKCK4 Night of the Hunter]]"

->All my enemies are becoming my teachers
-->-- '''Music/{{Alexander}}''', "Truth"

->We always start with good intentions\\
But lose ourselves along the way.
-->-- '''Nothing More''', "This Is The Time (Ballast)"

->Grab the bull by the horns the old adage goes\\
Nobody tells you where to go from there\\
Seems like fate's pulling you\\
Decisions have to be made\\
The best path is the hardest earned\\
Back and forth the struggle consumes us all\\
Trying to keep a level head\\
In the most unsettling of times\\
Today I'll become the bull.
-->-- '''Music/{{Atreyu}}''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FCyvV5V8Jo "Becoming The Bull"]]

->So far forever now alone, a greater punishment on me has been imposed\\
A killer falling from the light, I'll miss my family, I'll never be alright
-->-- '''Music/AvengedSevenfold''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxsFtCSOJyc "Strength of the World"]]

->In a soldier's stance, I aimed my hand\\
At the mongrel dogs who teach\\
Fearing not I'd become my enemy\\
In the instant that I preach
-->-- '''Music/BobDylan''', "My Back Pages"

->Nothing ever stops all these thoughts and the pain attached to them\\
Sometimes I wonder why this is happening\\
It's like nothing I could do will distract me when\\
I think of how I shot myself in the back again\\
'Cause from the infinite words I could say\\
I put all the pain you gave to me on display\\
But didn't realize instead of setting it free,\\
I took what I hated and made it a part of me\\
It never goes away...
-->--'''Music/LinkinPark''', "Figure.09"

I wanna go home.\\
Take off this [[PuttingOnTheReich uniform]]\\
And leave the show.\\
But I'm waiting in this cell\\
Because I have to know\\
Have I been guilty all this time?
-->-- '''Music/PinkFloyd''', ''Music/TheWall'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk2x0dbnuPs "Stop"]]

->If you stare into the dark, the dark will stare back\\
-->-- '''Music/{{Radiohead}}''', "Bangers and Mash"

->I rambled with the worst of them, fell in love with a harlequin\\
Saw the darkest hearts of men\\
And I saw myself staring back again
-->-- '''The Silent Comedy''', "Bartholomew"

->They say that what you mock\\
Will surely overtake you\\
And you become a monster\\
So the monster will not break you
-->-- '''Music/{{U2}}''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhmS-uRG9qc "Peace on Earth"]]

->I'm about to do it your way\\
I will make your world unsafe\\
I never thought you'd get this far\\
It's insane
-->--'''Music/WithinTemptation,''' "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDKBeSMEBlk Murder]]"


[[folder:Tabletop Games]]

->Let [[DemonicPossession my fate]] be a warning to all who employ the powers of the [[PsychicPowers psyker.]] It is a quick and powerful path to achieving your goals, but always beware of the temptations of radicalism. To follow this dangerous route is to care not that the very powers you are using my be corrupting you insidiously from within. The heretic Quixos, may his name be cursed a thousand times for a thousand years, fell in this way; not in one dark revelation, but slowly, in small steps that he justified by the results he was achieving. Always be aware of the dangers inherent in the powers you use. Be sober and careful, responsible and solemn, for such abilities are not to be taken lightly and should never be trusted.\\\
I can tell you no more this day, but take what I have said, never forget it and never allow yourself to become that which we seek to destroy. Take a good look at the man sitting next to you and know that if you fall, it may well be he who hunts you down and kills you.
-->-- '''Inquisitor Marchant''' to a class of noviciates, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

->As the invasion drew closer, Urza's means began to resemble Phyrexia's end.
-->-- ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=15255 "Extruder"]]

->Once, they were dedicated to [[AntiHero cleansing Creation of imperfections]], but they were carried away by their bloodlust and zeal. [[MurderIsTheBestSolution Killing became the answer to every problem]], and soon it began to be [[EvilFeelsGood fun]] [[ForTheEvulz for its own sake]]. Now these mages are the embodiment of Black Magick, living caricatures of the "Good Death" and its adherents. Blood rites, necromancy and exquisite torture have become fine sciences in Helekar's halls, and the Grand Harvester of Souls has begun to take his job [[OmnicidalManiac a bit]] ''[[OmnicidalManiac too]]'' [[OmnicidalManiac seriously]]...
-->--''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension - Tales Of Magick: Dark Adventure''

[[folder:Video Games]]

->By the gods, what have I become?
-->-- '''Kratos''', ''VideoGame/GodOfWarGhostOfSparta''

->Men have this idea that [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen we can fight with dignity,]] that there's a proper way to kill someone. It's absurd, it's an aesthetic: we need it to endure the bloody horror of murder. You must destroy that idea: show 'em what a terrible, messy thing it is to kill a man, and then show 'em that you relish in it. Shoot to wound, then execute the wounded; burn 'em, take them in close combat; destroy their preconceptions of what a man is and you'll become their personal monster. When they fear you, you become stronger, you become better, but let's never forget that it's a display, it's a posture, like a lion's roar or a gorilla thumping at his chest. If you lose yourself in the display, if you succumb to the horror, then you become the monster. You become reduced, not more than a man, but less... And that can be fatal.
-->-- '''The Jackal''', ''VideoGame/FarCry2''

->I have become the beast.
-->-- [[spoiler:'''Cole [=MacGrath=]''']], ''{{VideoGame/InFAMOUS 2}}''

->As long as there is hatred, anyone can become a demon.
-->-- '''Odio''', ''VideoGame/LiveALive''

->Be careful out there, Liara. Don't turn into the thing you're hunting.
-->-- '''Commander Shepard''' to Liara T'Soni during her hunt for the Shadow Broker, ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''

->'''Miller:''' Cipher sent us to hell - but we're going even deeper - take back everything that we've lost!\\
'''[[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain Big Boss]]:''' Kaz... [[HeelRealization I'm already a demon]]...

->If I kill the monster, do I become the monster? [[SubvertedTrope OH, I HOPE SO!]]
-->-- Multiple Uruk Captains [[PreAssKickingOneLiner before fighting Caragors]], ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor''

->What have you become, when even nightmares fear you?
-->-- '''Nessa''' to the PlayerCharacter, ''VideoGame/PathOfExile''

->There is blood on my hands, how long till it lies on my heart?
-->-- '''Denam Pavel''', ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre: Let Us Cling Together''

->Two Jedi Knights, Revan and Malak, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight defied the Jedi Council]]. They challenged the [[ProudWarriorRace Mandalorian]] fierceness and brutality on the battlefield [[GoodIsNotSoft with a viciousness of their own]]. [...] Many believed the Mandalorians defeated at Malachor V. But the Mandalorians taught the Jedi much through battle. [...] As Revan and Malak fought the Mandalorians in battle after battle, they grew to despise weakness, just as the Mandalorians did. In the end, the Mandalorians had taught them through conflict. Shaped the Jedi. And turned them into a weapon - against {{the Republic}}.
-->-- '''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords Kreia]]''' explaining to the [[PlayerCharacter Jedi Exile]] how the instigators of the [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Jedi Civil War]], the former Jedi Knights Revan and Malak, [[FaceHeelTurn turned to the dark side]] by joining the Mandalorian Wars

->I used to be afraid. [[BewareTheSuperman Afraid my powers would make people fear me.]] Afraid who I'd hurt if I wasn't careful every second of every day. [[WillfullyWeak I spent my whole life holding back.]] [[ILetGwenStacyDie My fear cost me Lois.]] That's why I don't ''HOLD'' '''BACK''' '''''ANYMORE!'''''
-->-- '''Franchise/{{Superman}}''', ''VideoGame/Injustice2''

->How many more ''innocent'' people die before '''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} YOU]]''' accept that ''some lives need to be'' '''''TAKEN?!'''''
-->-- '''Franchise/{{Superman}}''', ''VideoGame/Injustice2''

->None of us wanted this. [[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs But the Joker forced our hand. Metropolis changed the world.]] Now ''WE'' have to change with it!
-->-- '''Franchise/WonderWoman''', ''VideoGame/Injustice2''

->In my years fighting crime, I've learned one truth - that every villain is the hero of his own story. Superman was no exception. [[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs The Joker drugged him. Tricked him into killing his pregnant wife, Lois. And made him trigger the bomb that nuked Metropolis]]. So when Superman killed the Joker, I understood why. We all did. [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope But once that line was crossed, there was no going back.]] He gave himself and the Justice League a new mandate: stop all crime before it happened, by any means necessarily. But he couldn't see his good intentions were leading him down a path of tyranny and evil. [[BewareTheSuperman That's how our greatest hero, became our greatest threat]].
-->-- '''Franchise/{{Batman}}''', ''VideoGame/Injustice2''

-> Humanity had idolized and worshipped the Phoenix as a god, but the battles between the energy-winged crafts caused massive casualties and soon mankind teetered on the brink of extinction. In time, people began to call the Phoenix "Winged Menace Zero" and Gehenna's influence began to wane.
-->-- ''VideoGame/TheTaleOfALLTYNEX Official Guide Book''

[[folder:Web Original]]

->What was that [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]] said? "He who fights drummers should see to it that in the process he does not become a drummer." Or was it monsters? I dunno, [[AllDrummersAreAnimals same thing really]]. [...] No, it had to be drummers. That's a monster, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint and there's no way I'm gonna end up looking like that thing...]]
-->-- '''[[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]]''', ''Machinima/FreemansMind''

->(''nasally voice'') HA HA!! I have arisen! Now it is ''I'' who is the [[TheBully dumper of books!]]
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]]''' on ''Massacre at Central High''


[[folder:Western Animation]]

->We're going about this the wrong way, ''all'' of us! After countless centuries of fighting... the Autobots are a ''step'' away from what we were when all this started. And us - the Decepticons have become something ''worse'' than any of us could have ''imagined''.
-->-- '''Drift''', ''{{Franchise/Transformers}} Spotlight: Drift''

->We are ''not'' them! We are not... them.
-->-- '''Snowball''', ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''

->'''Kion:''' I'm worried about the Roar. The last time I used it, I was really angry. And it caused so much destruction!\\
'''Mufasa:''' The Roar of the Elders is very powerful.\\
'''Kion:''' I know. And that's why I'm thinking... ''[sighs]'' I shouldn't use it again. I... [[FaceHeelTurn I'm worried that I might turn into Scar.]]\\
'''Mufasa:''' Scar cared [[ItsAllAboutMe only for]] [[LackOfEmpathy himself]]. His selfishness fueled his anger. Why were you angry, Kion?\\
'''Kion:''' Janja and the hyenas. They were attacking my mom. I was so mad at them when I used the Roar! I lost control. And it almost hurt my mom. ''I'' almost hurt my mom!\\
'''Mufasa:''' ''[regretfully]'' [[TheSociopath Scar]] [[EvilCannotComprehendGood never cared for anyone else the way you do, Kion]]. So perhaps you should speak with the one you care so much about.\\
'''Kion:''' Right. I will. Thank you, Grandfather.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard''


[[folder:Real Life]]

->As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
-->-- '''Christopher Dawson'''

->Violence is a disease, a disease that corrupts all who use it regardless of the cause.
-->-- '''Chris Hedges'''

->Systems in conflict become more similar over time.
-->-- '''Herman Kahn''', ''Thinking About the Unthinkable''

->This is the horror. In reaction to the foul and insidious prejudice one begins to [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized act like a fascist.]]
-->-- '''Roger Mitton''', ''The Cost of Casual Racism''

->You cannot continue to victimize someone else just because you yourself were a victim once - there has to be a limit.
-->-- '''Edward Said'''

->The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. [[PayEvilUntoEvil Returning violence for violence]] multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
-->-- '''Martin Luther King, Jr.'''

->The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.
-->-- '''Marcus Aurelius''', ''Meditations''

->Funny thing about revenge. It could make a killer out of a nun.
-->-- '''Kevis Hendrickson'''

->Revenge proves its own executioner.
-->-- '''John Ford''', ''The Broken Heart''

->You can be the hunter, or you can be the hunted.
-->-- '''Lisa Gardner''', ''The Neighbor''

->Our souls may be consumed by shadows, but that doesn't mean we have to behave as monsters.
-->-- '''Emm Cole''', ''The Short Life of Sparrows''

->Be careful in the company of monsters that you don't become one.
-->-- '''Cindy Gerard''', ''Take No Prisoners''

->Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
-->-- '''Austin O'Malley'''

->An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
-->-- '''Mahatma Gandhi'''