"Meaningless, huh? WHAT DO YOU KNOW OF MEANINGLESS!? Spend most of your life ruled by another... watch your race dwindle to a handful... and then... tell me what has more meaning than your own strength!? I have in me the blood of a Saiyan Prince! He is nothing but a joke! Yet, I've had to watch him surpass me in strength... my destiny thrown to the wayside! He... he's even saved my life as if I were a helpless child. He has stolen my honor. And his debts... must be paid!"
"Five years ago, I lost 30,000 men in the blink of an eye. And the world just fuckin' watched. Tomorrow, there will be no shortage of volunteers, no shortage of patriots." [Dramatic Gun Cock] "I know you understand."
— General Shepherd, Modern Warfare 2
"Our so called leaders prostituted us to the West... Destroyed our culture... our economies... our honor. They are the invaders. All U.S. and British forces will leave Russia immediately... Or suffer the consequences..."
— Imran Zakhaev, Call Of Duty 4
"I have stood knee deep in mud and bone, and filled my lungs with mustard gas. I have seen two brothers fall. I have lain with holy wars and copulated with the autumnal fallout. I have dug trenches for the refugees; I have murdered dissidents where the ground never thaws, and starved the masses into faith. A child's shadow burnt into the brickwork. A house of skulls in the jungle. The innocent, the innocent, Mandus, trod and bled and gassed and starved and beaten and murdered and enslaved. This is your coming century! They will eat them, Mandus, they will make pigs of you all and they will bury their snouts into your ribs and they will eat your hearts!"
"THIS WORLD IS NOTHING BUT LIES LIES LIES!!! Let me show you the only truth there is... the truth called DESPAIR!!!"
—Hazama/Terumi Yuuki, BlazBlue, summing up what kind of monster he is.
Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee I think I'm entitled.
Jessep: You want answers?!
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Jessep: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it, you? You, Lieutenant Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom! You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines! You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know! That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives! And my existence, while grotesque, and incomprehensible to you, saves lives! You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall! You need me on that wall! We use words like 'Honor', 'Code', 'Loyalty!' We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline! I have neither the time, nor the inclination, to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said 'Thank you', and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand at post! Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think you are entitled to!
Murderer: You don't understand, it's a spiritual right to share the lifeforce with...
Booth: Look! You're nuts! OK, we get it! We don't need to hear the rambling psycho speech on why you did it.
Murderer: You're an anthropologist, you know that ancient civilization would sacrifice some in order to preserve the strength... "Bones hits him with a bedpan".
Booth: What'd you do that for?
Bones: Nobody wants to hear the rambling psycho speech.
"I did it. Because I've come to realize what many people in the Republic have come to realize: that the Jedi are the ones responsible for this War. That we've so lost our way that we have become villains in this conflict, that we are the ones that should be put on trial, all of us! And my attack on the Temple was an attack on what the Jedi have become: an army fighting for the dark side, fallen from the Light that we once held so dear. This Republic is failing! It's only a matter of time."
"'I have a dream.' That one day every person in this nation will control their own destiny. A nation of the truly free, dammit. A nation of action, not words, ruled by strength, not committee! Where the law changes to suit the individual, not the other way around. Where power and justice are back where they belong: in the hands of the people! Where every man is free to think — to act — for himself! Fuck all these limp-dick lawyers and chickenshit bureaucrats. Fuck this 24-hour Internet spew of trivia and celebrity bullshit! Fuck American pride! Fuck the media! FUCK ALL OF IT! America is diseased. Rotten to the core. There's no saving it — we need to pull it out by the roots. Wipe the slate clean. BURN IT DOWN! And from the ashes a new America will be born. Evolved, but untamed! The weak will be purged and the strongest will thrive — free to live as they see fit, they'll make America great again! ... In my new America, people will die and kill for what they BELIEVE! Not for money. not for oil! Not for what they're told is right. Every man will be free to fight his own wars!"
— Senator Steven Armstrong, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance