We saw our work by light of day
Some fell to their knees and prayed
Some thought hard upon our fate
As men that history would hate
Hear me as I speak to you:
Of all the evil men can do
There is none worse that I know
Than what we did in cold Glencoe
— "Cold Glencoe", Rise
Hakim: Space has become a place that has become monopolized by handful of powerful countries. We should fix that, shouldn't we? We should start over from scratch, shouldn't we?! And... return all the countries to the way they should be. (slowly begins raising gun at Nono)
Nono: Countries? Oh, I've heard all about those!
Hakim: (stops raising gun)
Nono: I've heard Earth is divided into them, is that right? Oh, I guess I should explain, I'm a Lunarian. I was born and raised here! So, I've never seen any of those country things myself. I'm kinda curious, mister, where's your country? (points at Earth) Can you see it from here?
Hakim: ...You're right. You can't see any of it from out here in space. But, I still do. You can't see them... but I still do. (slowly walks away)
Which side are we on? We're on the side of the demons, Chief. We're evil men in the gardens of paradise, sent by the forces of death to spread devastation and destruction wherever we go. I'm surprised you didn't know that.
— Colonel Tigh, Battlestar Galactica
It is such a quiet thing, to fall. But far more terrible is to admit it.
— Kreia, Knights of the Old Republic II
Delia Surridge: You've come to kill me, haven't you?
Delia Surridge: Thank God.
One of the children came and sat in my lap. I push her off, I shout, "Get away from me!" I can see the ADAM oozing out of the corner of her mouth, thick and green. Her filthy hair hanging in her face, dirty clothes, and that dead glow in her eye... I feel... hatred, like I never felt before, in my chest. Bitter, burning, fury. I can barely breathe. And suddenly, I know: it is not this child I hate.
See, now I'm thinkin': maybe it means you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. And I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
— Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction
You may have just saved my wife's life, for as I listened to you describing Simpson's abuse, I recognized myself.
— An abusive husband, writing to one of the prosecutors in the O. J. Simpson case. Quoted by Gavin de Becker in The Gift of Fear.
He wouldn't be able to walk on a street on any civilized planet in the galaxy; people wouldn't be able to abide his presence.
Nor would he blame them.
He couldn't stop thinking about it. He didn't believe he would ever be able to stop thinking about it. The dead would haunt him, forever.
Prendergast: Let's meet a couple of police officers. They're all good guys.
D-FENS: I'm the bad guy?
D-FENS: How did that happen?
They've got skulls on them. Have you noticed that our caps actually have little pictures of skulls on them? Hans... are we the baddies?
I've always been this way, haven't I? I never notice things until it's too late.
Lex Luthor: I could have made everyone see! If it wasn't for you, I could have saved the world!
Superman: If it had mattered to you, Luthor, you could have saved the world years ago.
Luthor: ... (quietly) You're right.
[Joshua Graham] could have chosen to blame Caesar, but in the end, he blamed himself.
— J.E. Sawyer, Lead Designer of Fallout: New Vegas
Belatedly, she began to wonder if she'd hurt him with her constant rejections.
It wasn't all her fault though. It's not like she was obligated to go out with him just because he asked. And she didn't want to spoil her chances with Sasuke-kun...
Unbidden, memories of some of her more... forceful... rejections came to mind, burning away a lot of her self-justifications.
"I’m not a very nice person," she whispered to herself. Her voice seemed unnaturally loud in the empty hallway.
— Team 8, regarding Sakura
You're all selfish monsters who need to die for the good of everyone else.
— Sarda, 8-Bit Theater
Davros: You betrayed the Daleks?
Dalek Caan: I saw the Daleks. What we have done throughout time and space. I saw the truth of us, creator, and I decreed: No more!
— Doctor Who, "Journey's End"
That was the worst to me, that she could be so nice and still take so many people for granted. Why even join the Student Council, then? It seemed so shortsighted and selfish, don't you think? But it's actually me who's this way.
— Shizune, regarding Lilly, Katawa Shoujo
I accept who I am. I'm the bad guy.
— Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad
Renegade Shepard: Every time we've talked about this before, you've defended the genophage! Hell, I had to talk you into saving Maelon's data! How can you change your mind now!?
Mordin: I MADE A MISTAKE! note
I know the path I've walked. You don't need to tell me. And the path I've walked... hasn't been a just one. I can't forgive myself for what I've done... and no one else should forgive me either.
— Miles Edgeworth, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
I know now why God didn't heal Bobby. He didn't heal him because... (breaks down in pained sobbing) ...there was nothing wrong with him!
— Mary Griffith, Prayers for Bobby
Kainé: Yeah. I know.
Kainé: Yeah? Ngh...
Tyrann: Wait - no! No, no, no! It wasn't fun at all! I turned you into a killing machine! I spread evil and chaos around the world! But it all feels so empty now! Why?! I don't understand!
No. I haven't been acting correctly. I can't hardly recognize myself sometimes when I'm greased. I go on journeys out of my body and look at my red hands and my mean face and I wonder about that man who's gone so wrong.
— Jesse James, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
You think you can boss Discord around?! You think I'm just going to turn all this back because you say so?! Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had?! (cue realization and watery eyes) ...oh... Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.
— Discord, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
I believed we were doing what was right; I was wrong. We thought we knew our way in life, but in death...we are lost.
—Judge Hopkins, ParaNorman
I-I didn't mean to hurt anybody...
— Captain Martin Walker, Spec Ops: The Line
Speaking with Tokiha forced me to see how things could have been. She had an outlet to pour her energy into, to make up for her mistake, occupy herself and try to fill the hole in her heart. So what if it was for selfish reasons? She couldn't possibly be as selfish as I am. It was an actual goal to work toward, rather than merely causing pain in order to ease hers.
I then have to wonder; has my life simply been a self-destructive tantrum against the injustices I've suffered? And what should I do now that I've realized this?
Avatar Korra. I am truly sorry for all that I've done to you. I thought I was better than my father, but his ghost still shaped me. I became a soldier of revenge, just like he wanted me to be.
— Tarrlok, The Legend of Korra
I wanna go home
Take off this uniform and leave the show
But I'm waiting in this cell because I have to know
Have I been guilty all this time?
Once The Darkness gets ahold of you, you start to lose control. You start to wonder what the fuck you're doin'. Time slips away from you. And then, all of a sudden, it's like you're sittin' in a theater, watchin' a movie of your own life. And you're up there on the big screen. Big as life, you're a fuckin' movie star. And you're killin' all the bad guys, tearing them limb from limb. And you feel good. You look good. Fuck, you are good. And then you realize something. Everyone else in the theater: they're screamin', 'cuz they're watchin' a horror movie. And you're not the hero...
You're the monster...
Jackie Estacado The Darkness 2
Baelheit: Why, Daimon? Why won't you lend me your strength?
Daimon: Because we were wrong.
—Baten Kaitos Origins
Kaz... I'm already a demon.
— Punished Snake aka Big Boss, Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain