"I believe it is the job of every villain, in the third act, to explain the plot."
"When I've captured my adversary and he says, 'Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?' I'll say, 'No.' and shoot him. No, on second thought I'll shoot him then say 'No.'"
— Evil Overlord List #7
"Isn't that obvious? Bad guys always spill their master plans right before they get foiled. That's as old school as it gets."
— Kaname Chidori, One Night Stand
"Why don't we stop and have a nice little chat while I tell you all my plans and you can work out a way to stop me, I don't think!"
— The Master, Doctor Who, "Utopia"
"No, you warrant no villain's exposition from me."
— Jon Irenicus, refusing to fall for that old trick, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
"Now that I have you in my power, I shall tell you my whole life story!"
Eleventh Doctor: Tell me the whole plan!
Eleventh Doctor: (about-faces, so he's looking at the camera) One day, that'll work.
— Doctor Who, "The Vampires of Venice"
"YOU INTERRUPTED MY SPEEEEEEECH!"
— Starscream, Transformers Animated
"Hey, I just totally gummed your subplot. Now let me gloat about it in front of you so you can easily fix it."
"Why don't you fill me in on your plan, Briar? Isn't that what the power-crazed villain usually does?"
— Foaly, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
"I've seen way too many Bond Movies to know you never give away your entire plan no matter how close you think you are to succeeding."
— Azrael, Dogma
"Before you die, I'm going to tell you a little secret, just to make it so you really don't want to die."
— Countdown Vampires
"'Do it?' Dan, I'm not a Republic serial villain. Did you seriously think I would explain my masterstroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago."
— Ozymandias, Watchmen
Wolfgang: What is it you want me to say, Your Grace? Something like "you are going to die anyway so I might as well tell you", perhaps?
Vimes: Well, it'd be a help.
Wolfgang: You are going to die anyway. Why don't you tell me?
Syndrome: Now you respect me. Because I'm a threat. That's the way it works. Turns out there are a lot of people — whole countries — who want respect. And they will pay through the nose to get it. How do you think I got rich? I invented weapons. And now I have a weapon that only I can defeat. And when I unleash it I'll —
[Mr. Incredible throws a broken tree stump at him and goes to attack. Syndrome narrowly deflects it.]
Syndrome: [Chuckling] You sly dog! You caught me monologuing!
"He knew what would be coming- justification. It was always so. When they thought they had got you where they wanted you, when they knew they were decisively on top, before the knock-out, even to an audience on the threshold of extinction, it was pleasant, reassuring to the executioner, to deliver his apologia- purge the sin he was about to commit."
Flare Admin: The legendary Pokémon IS at the end of this chamber, after all.
"Traditionally, I should explain everything to you," said Swellhead. "But I am not one of those inadequates who need the respect of his enemies. I don't mind toiling in the dark. My achievements are their own satisfaction."
Darth Drongo: I suppose you wonder why I went and pawned all this amber fluid, eh?
Merve Bushwacker: Nope! I don't give a stuff, mate!
Airi: Hey, Fumi...! What're you doing with that laptop?
Keita: Hmph... she's gonna hack into your phones and erase all your stuff. Then you're helpless.
Ronaldo: What...!? But, our summoning apps—
Keita: Right, you'll never be able to use them again. Now, what do you say?
Keita: I've always wanted to fight them, especially Hibiki. They need to be serious.
"I respect your thirst for knowledge, Mister Bond. You are a soldier, just like me. I will explain. I don't want you to die ignorant of how we have beaten you, gaijin."
— Goro Yoshida, The Man with the Red Tattoo