Quotes: Kill It with Fire

War without fire is like sausages without mustard.
Jean Juvénal des Ursins

MEC Trooper, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, triggering the Flamethrower module

"Welcome to Atop the Fourth Wall, where bad comics burn."


"Fuego, Pyrofuego! BURN!"
Harry Dresden, Small Favor

Fire was the weapon of choice when it came to combat magic. Though it was taxing upon the will and stamina of the wizard, it got a lot of energy concentrated into a relatively small space. It illuminated darkness, something that was nearly always to a wizard's advantage, and it hurt. Every living thing had at least a healthy respect, if not outright fear of fire. Even more to the point, fire was a purifying force in its non-physical aspect. Dark magic could be consumed and destroyed by fire when used with that intent.
Harry Dresden explaining why you should use this trope, Turn Coat

Axel, Kingdom Hearts II's patron saint of this trope

Sometimes it's better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.

Dan Forden, Mortal Kombat II after performing Scorpion's trademark Fatality Hint 

"Let's throw him in the fire", said Thomas, "and that'll be that."

Buuuuurrrrrnnnn, motherfucker.
"Crocodile" Flamethrower Tank, Company of Heroes

It's as true now as when I started adventuring - "when in doubt, set something on fire."

(Burn, let it burn)
Disco Inferno!
(Burn, let it burn)
Burn that mother down!
The Trammps, "Disco Inferno"

By fire be purged!
Kael'thas Sunstrider, Blood Mage, Warcraft 3

Punchinello was burning to get me. The feeling was mutual. He was trying to put out my flames with gasoline.

The divine flames that I've absorbed will burn you to a crisp with nuclear energy and leave nothing behind!
Utsuho Reiuji, Touhou

Heh. Burned yet?

BUUUURN! BUUUURN! BUUUUURN! Burn to the ground! (repeat ad infinitum)
Flame Hyenard, Mega Man X7

Knowledge is half the battle. Fireballs are the other half.

You must kill them all. Use fire.

AAAH! BURN IT! Send it to HELL!
Homer Simpson, on Bart's artwork, The Simpsons

Priest: Hey, I could infuse my bullets with the power of Christ in order to turn a single monster into a light source so that all the monsters around it—
Hunter: OR... I could just napalm the room with my flamethrower!
Priest: Or I suppose you could just napalm the room with your fucking flamethrower.
Hunter: Must have been a blow to spend your whole life currying favor with Jesus to the point that he’ll let you weaponize him, and only then find out that gasoline exists!

As my wife always says, "the best enemies are the ones that are on fire."

Burn, you bastards. Burn.
Firebug Perk, Killing Floor

All burn. Children burn fastest. Less fat.
Won't stop until they keep moving. and burning. Some escaped. Still burning.
all burn.
Guerilla Medic, Let's Play Dwarf Fortress: Boatmurdered's last moments

Lunar, Mischief Makers

"Mac wants the flamethrower!"
Windows, The Thing (1982)

Burninating the countryside, burninating the peasants
Burninating all the peoples in the thatched-roof cottages!
Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, Strong Bad Email "dragon"

Homer: Is there anything you can prescribe, doctor?
Dr. Hibbert: Fire! And lots of it!
Marge: Oh, that's your cure for everything.

Elder: So why are you worried? If anything gets in your way just light them on fire. Fire solves everything.
Eternal - Retern of the Void, a Rpg Maker game

Flamethrowers...We'll burn 'em out.
Sgt. Roebuck, Call of Duty: World at War

Faolchu the Changeling, The Elder Scrolls Online

"Of the four classical elements, fire is by far the most primal. The most challenging. The most dangerous. The most transforming. The most visceral. The most fun. Seriously, which enemies would cower in their tracks if you appeared in front of them and proclaimed yourself to be a great water wizard?

"I don't have to explain how to use [the Dragon Gun], do I?
You point the scary end at something that isn't burning and you FIX THE PROBLEM."

"Guns are useless, so are knives. Basically...we've got to torch the sucker."
Dean, Supernatural, "Wendigo"

"If she's carrying a virus, I'll kill her myself and burn the body."
Toorop, Babylon A.D.

Daenerys Targaryen, A Song of Ice and Fire

Griff: Did it have to be fire?
Svet: Freeze melts. Fire is forever.
Harbinger Down (2015)

"Need a light?"
Terran Firebat, Starcraft

"You [Envy] were stupid enough to confess, and even more stupid to boast. Everything you said is fuel on your funeral pyre. I think I'll begin... by burning out your tongue!"