Quotes / Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!

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    Comic Books 

What did I do? Oh, Barry. My idol. My inspiration. That's the beauty of all this madness. I didn't do anything. Not a thing. You see, it turns out... You're the villain today.
Zoom, Flashpoint

I thought I was doing the right thing. I was "Supergirl", right? I always do the right thing. The man I took back, his name was Reactron. He was the end of my people. Because of me, they're gone. Kal said even super-people make mistakes.

    Film - Animated 

Tell your people as of today that this workload has been doubled, thanks to your god. Or is it thanks to you?
Rameses to Moses, The Prince of Egypt

Homer: Homer do good?
Bart: Actually, you doomed us all. Again.

Sheila Broflovski: But I just wanted to make the world safer for children!
Satan: Yes, and in doing so you brought enough intolerance in the world to let me rise.

"It's too late! We're banished, genius! We're in the human world! What a great idea, going to your old pal Waternoose! TOO BAD HE WAS IN ON THE WHOLE THING! All you had to do was listen to me, just ONCE! But you DIDN'T, did you?! (beat) YOU'RE STILL NOT LISTENING!"
Mike Wazowski (to Sulley), Monsters, Inc.

    Film - Live-Action 

These things happened. They were glorious and they changed the world... and then we fucked up the endgame.
Congressman Wilson, Charlie Wilson's War

Wonderful. You have all done far greater damage than I ever could have. Bravo, bravo. This is a moment I will treasure.
Sarris, Galaxy Quest

It's the Hubble! You killed the Hubble!
Crow T. Robot after Mike Nelson plows the Satellite of Love into the Hubble Telescope, Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie

    Live-Action TV 

Ah, Romana! Hello, how are you? I see the Count broke you in as a lab assistant. What are you making for him - a model railway? Gallifreyan egg-timer? I do hope you're not making a time machine, I shall be very angry.
The Doctor to Romana, who is building a time machine for the Villain of the Week, Doctor Who

Adolf Hitler: Thank you, whoever you are. I think you have just saved my life.
The Doctor: (quietly) Believe me... it was an accident.
Amy: What do you mean, we just saved his life?! We cannot have just SAVED HITLER!
Doctor Who, "Let's Kill Hitler"

I crossed a line with you, a line I vowed never to cross. I hunted you down and killed you, unleashing this Ward reboot nightmare hell beast on the planet.
Phil Coulson, to Hive, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ascension


You say to yourself "Dear God, What Have I Done?"
And hope it's not too late, because tomorrow...
May never come!
Social Distortion, "Reach For The Sky"

Congratulations on the mess you made of things.
TV on the Radio, "DLZ"

    Mythology and Religion 

When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, "I will return to the house I left." When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.
Jesus, The Bible (New International Version), Matthew 12:43-45

    Video Games 

Auron: The Underdrome. Fiends of the Underworld once clashed there - battle after battle. But Zeus didn't like the senseless violence, so he locked the place up.
Sora: How did it get UN-locked?
Auron: Some fool must have broken the seal.
Sora: What an idiot.
Kingdom Hearts II, Sora calling himself an idiot

Geh heh heh! Excellent work! As I thought, you held the keys to the Door of Time! You have led me to the gates of the Sacred Realm... Yes, I owe it all to you, kid!
Ganondorf, after Link and Princess Zelda unwittingly pave the way for his rise to power, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Good news. I figured out what that thing you just incinerated did. It was a Morality Core they installed after I flooded the enrichment center with a deadly neurotoxin to make me stop flooding the enrichment center with a deadly neurotoxin. So get comfortable while I warm up the neurotoxin emitters...

That thing you just incinerated wasn't important to me. It was a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit. It made shoes for orphans. Nice job breaking it, "hero."

But, since we're not busy other than that, here's a couple of facts: He's not just a regular moron. He's the product of the greatest minds of a generation working together with the express purpose of building the dumbest moron who ever lived - and you just put him in charge of the entire facility.
GLaDOS (or PotatOS), Portal 2

Sonic: Knuckles, did you let Eggman trick you again?
Knuckles: Like, you weren't?
Sonic: Smooth move, knucklehead.

EATERS have destroyed the entire ecosystem of the planet, which is now in ruin. Now, the EATERS will roam the universe in search of more victims, repeating the process of destruction on each planet they find. Eventually, they'll undoubtedly reach the Earth. And you'll have to live with the knowledge that what led them here was...you.
— Ending of Chimera Beast

Maybe it's time to let go. Past mistakes. Past obligations. Past fears. They are a prison. They handcuffed me to Tokyo. Now... now I'm free. There is a whole world out there of joys and dandies and how-do-you-do's. I'm free to get out there now. Thanks to you.
See you, Chuck...
The Black Signal, The Secret World


Mega Hedgehog, after very literally breaking it, Two Evil Scientists

    Web Original 

I wish I could explain this sequence better, but the film isn't giving me much to work with. Either Data just emptied the lake, or he just flooded the crap out of it. Either way, I'm sure the Idyllic Villagers are just wishing he'd get the hell off their planet already. First, the guy spies on them, then he goes berserk and takes hostages, and then he starts messing with the water supply. I'm sure they can't wait to see which chapter of How to Win Friends and Influence People he'll act out next.

David: Batman is very "oops!" about the fact that he convinced the tribe to kill two of their people.
Laura: Batman is totally having a case of the Mondays.

Jesus Christ I launched a missile! ...I'm not helping anything today. Well, guess I just started World War III. This has been a busy day, but in the end there's only one thing that matters: I did not leave any fingerprints. I was wearing my suit.

Mephiles: The day of disaster... AND DARKNESS! Who did this, you may ask? You have this person to blame. I thank you, Fegs!
Hermann Fegelein: (heavy sigh) I didn't know that shooting that thing would bring us here...
Mephiles: Don't tell me you didn't know!
Fegelein: It wasn't obvious!
Mephiles: ... very well. Now all we have to do... is sit back and wait.
The Frollo Show ("Frollo Finally Does It" - Part 1)

Way To Go, Serge: It will eventually turn out that, for a minimum of the first sixty percent of the game, you were actually being manipulated by the forces of evil into doing their sinister bidding for them. In extreme cases this may go as high as 90%. The clear implication is that it would have been better to not get involved in the first place.
The Grand List of Console Role Playing Game Cliches, Cliche number 168

How about your hubris leading to the untimely death of your best friend that will plague your smarmy ass with regret?

Billie said uncomfortably, "So the common denominator for all six of these [ecological disasters] isnít Darrow, itísÖ Fey?"
Nikki threw her hands into the air and sobbed, "Oh Goddess! Iím the worst supervillain in the last two years!"
Hank muttered, "Man. What do you say to that?"
"We're number one?" tried Toni.
Whateley Universe, as Fey's magic gets Nerfed by her conscience

    Western Animation 

Well, I hope you're satisfied. You two have, in a matter of minutes, messed up what it took Mother Nature millions of years to create.
Ranger Woodlore, "Grand Canyonscope"

Powerpuff Girls, you did this.
The Powerpuff Girls, "Speed Demon"

You sure you lot are the good guys?
Klofange, Xiaolin Showdown, when the monks accidentally provide Dyris a means of escape and flooding the Earth.

Vincent Van Ghoul: Only you can return the demons to the chest.
Scooby-Doo & Shaggy: Why us?
Vincent Van Ghoul: Because you let them out!
—The opening to The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

    Real Life 

One more such victory and we are undone.
Pyrrhus of Epirus, 279 BCE