"Heaven doesn't want me, and Hell's afraid I'll take over."
Emperor Mateus: "But this is not the end. As long as Chaos lives, so will we...I shall return to rule again!"
Firion: "You mean...back from the dead?!"
Emperor:"Indeed...from the depths of hell, to this world once more...I will be...back again!
I caught a glimpse of heaven once. The Angels showed me. The idea was I'd kill for them. Clean up their mistakes on Earth. Eventually redeem myself.
Tried it. Didn't like it. Told them where to stick it. So they brought me up to heaven, to see what I'd be missing. A wife. A son. A daughter. I hadn't seen them since they bled out in my arms. Then I was cast down.
Back to a world of killers. Rapists. Psychos. Perverts. A brand new evil every minute, spewed out as fast as men can think them up. A world where pitching a criminal dwarf off a skyscrapper to tell his fellow scum you're back is a sane and rational act. The angels thought it would be hell for me.
[Said dwarf hits the ground with a splat] But they were wrong.
Marco: Looks like I'm not ready to cross to the other side yet.
The Grim Reaper: Fool! Do you realize what you're trying to do? 28 fractured bones, 43 internal wounds. Your organs will never heal properly. Your body is completely destroyed. Returning now just means suffering the pain of death once again. If things go wrong, you won't even make it back to your body. Then your soul will be trapped between realms forever.
Marco: Like I give a shit!
"Hell ain't shit!"
— Col. Stinkmeaner, The Boondocks
"That there is Seedle, lord of the Underworld (you know, the place with all the dead people). He was once a samurai who got lost down there, and kicked enough ass to become head honcho."
— Badass Freakin' Overlord Zetta, Makai Kingdom, about Demon Overlord Seedle
I went to see the devil. Now it's your turn.
—Dan Smith, Killer7
Nightwing: Go to Hell.
Lex Luthor: I already did. It's overrated.
They knew I held the truth. I learned it from Baal, Archduke of Seventh Circle and Berith, Grand Marquis of Plains of Regret.(...) Lords of lower orders. Known to you mortals as Hell. Thet's where I've been. I held the shinning Soulcutter blade in my hand and cut down the damned like wheat to seize my throne. But I gave all that up. To come back. And rescue you.
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Back from the furious / Slaughter and pain
Trapped in this universe / Completely insane
No more confusion inside his head / Travelled through darkest hell
He's back from the dead / Straight back from hell
Back from the Dead, Dream Evil
He is my provider as I walk into the
Void for eternity I give him my soul
I shall do his bidding obey him
Without question even walk among the living if
Satan don't forsake me I wait for
You to take me grant me wings and as
Your messenger I'll fly
—Bridge of Death, Manowar
Sam: Wait, let me get this straight—people can escape from Hell?
Devil: Yeah, it's a real problem we've been having lately. You know, with all the overcrowding? It's the influence, really; honestly, I blame myself.
The Accountant: Since the birth of time, humanity has endeavored to restrain evil men in prisons. But since Cain fled the murder of his brother, evil men have fled the walls of punishment. So, it doesn't matter if you're a bad-ass motherfucker on the run, because you think you're better than everyone else, and somehow entitled to do what you gotta do. No. Because you see bad-ass motherfuckers are never fast enough. In the end, they will all be accounted for.