"MI6 says he's 'difficult to control' - a nice way of saying that everything he touches seems to... wither and die."
"Did you collect stray cats as a kid? Because we really needed a mega-Krogan. Thanks for dragging him home."
"Hey, another dangerous alien aboard, Commander! Thanks! Why can't you collect coins or commemorative plates or something?"
— Joker, Mass Effect 2
Hackett: Shepard, let me tell you something that I've learned the hard way. You can pay a soldier to fire a gun. You can pay him to charge the enemy and take a hill. But you can't pay him to believe.
Shepard: ...I don't follow, sir.
Hackett: When you went up against Sovereign, there was no good reason to believe you'd win. But your crew didn't seem to care — they went along anyway. Your trip through the Omega 4 relay? That was a suicide mission if there ever was one. Yet there your crew was, standing beside you, proud to serve. With all you're facing out there, one thing impresses me most: you inspire confidence. I know everything hasn't gone as well as you'd hoped. Every war has its disagreements, so to speak. But... Your crew has done things no one else would even try — simply because you asked them to. Why? Because they believed in you. Their leader. That's what I need now.
"Friends? Is that really the right word for the people you acquire? Friends are people you stay in touch with. Your friends never see you again once they've grown up. The old man prefers the company of the young, does he not?"
— The Dream Lord, aka the Doctor's self-loathing to the Doctor
"You take ordinary people and you fashion them into weapons."
— Davros to the Doctor, Doctor Who, "Journey's End"
"An army with Battousai in it will not break. Will not lose morale. Will not stop."
— Koubai , Shadows in Starlight
Did you feed strays when you were small, Scott? I can see you doing that. Scott Summers, anointed savior of the alley cats of Anchorage, Alaska!
— Emma Frost, X-Men
It's not some kind of special power, but he has the ability to make allies of everyone he meets. And that is the most fearsome power on these high seas!
—"Hawkeye" Mihawk , One Piece
Hawke: I never wanted to mess up your life like this.
Aveline: I think it's something that just sort of happens to friends of yours. (smiles) Hawke? It's worth it. Let's bust some heads like the old days.