"Jean-Luc's command style strikes a stark comparison to former Enterprise captain James T Kirk, as he spent less time banging sexy evergreen colored ladies while shooting Nazis in the face. Conversely, Picard spend more of his time doing the boring space-opera stuff like diplomacy, archeology, scanning asteroids and various other things that give EVE Online players a boner."
"Hammond is insisting SG-1 needs a socio-political nerd to offset our overwhelming coolness."
— Colonel O'Neill, Stargate SG-1
"You forgot about Dyrk Magz, and all because he has no superpowers. And now — neither do you."
— Brainiac 5, Legion of Super-Heroes
But that brutal, sweaty hand-to-hand business of yours isn't my style at all. Oh no — self-defense is your forte, not mine. If we should ever happen to encounter a mugger who somehow penetrates the protection of those three Rottweilers of yours, I'll be perfectly happy to hold your coat while you mop up the pavement with him. Heck, I'll even buy you a bonbon and a cup of hot chocolate afterward.
—Hamish Alexander, on Honor Harrington.
Hey, I've been in a firefight. Well, I've been in a fire. Actually... I was fired, from a frycooking opportunity.
—Wash, Firefly: War Stories
Merton: If you're looking for a more challenging fight, the wolf or the kickboxer should be free any minute now!