You've got Slayer problems. That's a bad piece of luck. You know what I find works real good with Slayers? Killing them... Yeah, I did a couple of Slayers in my time. I don't like to brag. (beat) Who am I kidding, I love to brag! There was this one Slayer during the Boxer Rebellion...
— Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
A little piece of advice: You see an Agent, you do what we do - run. You run your ass off.
— Cypher, The Matrix
We owe thanks to Dragon and Armsmaster for their early alert. We’ve had time to gather, and that means we have just a few more minutes to prepare and brief for Leviathan’s arrival, instead of jumping straight into the fray as we arrive. With this advantage, some luck, teamwork and hard effort from everyone, I hold out hope that this could be one of the good days. But you should know your chances going in. Given the statistics from our previous encounters with this beast, a "good day" still means that one in four of the people in this room will probably be dead before this day is done.
It is said Heracles overcame twelve penances, and was welcomed by the gods afterwards. He is unyielding, the ultimate expression of human perseverance. My treasury, however, is the exact opposite. It is infinite, the ultimate expression of overwhelming force. As you can see, it overflows with weaponry to slay heroes. Stop playing at being a nursemaid, Heracles. Fight me in earnest, or you will use up all your labors.
Carolinus: The Red Crown of Ommadon may soon be ours!
Melisande: Nay, Father, nay. One still is awake. Bryagh! Ommadon's power over him is stronger than Lo Tae Zhao's. He has blood on his mind, and can take them all!
— The Flight of Dragons, about Bryagh