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."
Linkara, Atop the Fourth Wall


"Fuego, Pyrofuego! BURN!"
Harry Dresden, Grave Peril

"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."

"Through Fire, JUSTICE IS SERVED!"
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.

"So why are you worried? If anything gets in your way just light them on fire. Fire solves everything."
Elder, 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''!"

"Spewing tentacles of incandescent death blossomed over the roadway. Where it stuck, men flamed into cinder. Searing fragments reached out like lethal fingers, burning all they touched. Men and horses shrieked in pain and terror, bolted over the outer wall in blind panic. Flaming bodies pitched over the edge, falling like stars into the darkness far below."

"The purgation by flame has begun!"
Tactical Squad when equipping a flamer, Dawn of War II

Mowgli: That's the man-village?
Baloo: Yep. You can always tell with the Red Flower. They do love their Red Flower.
Mowgli: The Red Flower doesn't seem so bad.
Baloo: Yeah, but let it loose, and it destroys everything it touches. Don't ever play with it, you got that?
Mowgli: Yeah, I got it.
Baloo: Good.

"I'm going to fucking melt the fucking Monster's face with my fucking flamethrower!"
Hyde, Evolve

He’d seen it all — there was not a weapon that Libby had not witnessed in action, nuclear, conventional or chemical — but there was something overpoweringly awe-inspiring about super-napalm. Whenever it was used on the battlefield men would stand and watch, thanking God, or whatever they believed in, that this time it was not going down on them. How many times had he walked through the ashes of those on whom it had, and the ashes of how many men? A hundred, a thousand? He didn’t know because there was never enough left to form even a rough estimate, just a crumbling fragment of bone here, a fused rifle mechanism there, and that would be all that was left of a section, a platoon, even a company.
The Zone: Blindfire, by James Rouch