Robin: I pulled the drama tag, so we now get backstories, we get fleshed out personalities and become real people.
Amber: You're not making any sense. You're saying that pulling this thing you made up retroactively changed my past? You're saying that solely because you did some imaginary thing, my earlier life rewrote itself to force me through a history of domestic abuse and violent relocation?
Amber: [Punches Robin] A ridiculous assertion, but that felt good regardless.
See, where the rest of the cast is basically in this show which is a fun, lighthearted, comedic action-adventure, Nox is like the protagonist in a Greek tragedy. Whenever he shows up, suddenly, the entire tone of the series changes. Itís not fun anymore. Itís not lighthearted. He drags everyone around him into the nightmare which is his life. Heís this intrusion into a world of bright colours and high adventure. A dark and terrible shadow cast upon the land in a physical and emotional sense.
"Next to me, little miss Medusa is going to look like a sweet, cuddly bunny!"
"Your defeat is certain. Give me the Chaos Emeralds and I will spare your life."
— Dark Oak, Sonic X
"This form is irritated by your attempt to attack it. Understand: This form is magic personified. Weapons will have no effect. Further attempts to do harm to this form will be met with severe punishment. This portal to the para-elemental plane of magic will be closed. You will make no further attempts to enter our realm."
— Ledgermayne, AdventureQuest Worlds
Vordred: MY MASTER TIRES OF THE PALADINS' INTERFERENCE HERE.
Paladin: Hunting Paladins?! Who... what are you?!
Vordred: I AM VORDRED, THE PALADIN SLAYER.
Paladin: I will fight you with my dying breath, monster!
Vordred: HAH! HAH! HAH! NO. YOU WILL SERVE ME WITH IT. VOIDUMINANCE NECROT-MORPH! (turns Paladin undead) MY 776TH PALADIN TROPHY. ONLY ONE MORE TO CLAIM... ARTIX!
???: Welcome to Apokolips, Mr. Mannheim.
Bruno Mannheim: Who are you?
If Shadow had been a normal part of this universe, he would have said something like, "No wonder I needed to stretch when I woke up this morning," or "I don't know why I bother with that alarm clock." But Shadow was not normal. He didn't understand the fine art of deadpan snarking. He was a humorless evil robot who only understood joy in the ways that his creator had programmed him years ago.
— Calvin & Hobbes: The Series, "Black Rain"
Kami: A great evil has risen. Unlike anything this planet has ever seen before.
Piccolo: Then you know what I'm talking about! You know exactly how dangerous these Androids.
Nail: (in Piccolo's head) Am I the only one who just noticed a HUGE tone-shift here?
Kami: The Androids are a threat, yes - but they are paltry to what I fear comes next.
(Cut to Doctor Gero's underground lab, with the larval Cell growing in his tank. Evil, distorted laughter is heard.)
Mister Popo:...Well, that's f*cking ominous!
Things are about to get very interesting.
— Angelus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Innocence"