Quotes / Omniscient Morality License

If the president does it, then it is not a crime.
President Callahan, Transmetropolitan

Larry: Are you really saying that the deity can do something immoral?
Gregor: I would never question your morals. I know you have none. I merely wonder why you are so confident you will succeed in all of this, that you will save the world and you will achieve your new world order and your parahuman leadership.
Doctor Mother: We have a parahuman that sees the path to victory. The alternative to traveling this path, to walking it as it grows cloudier and narrower every day, is to stand by while each and every person on this planet dies a grisly and violent death.
Weaver: You know how the world ends?
Doctor Mother: Of course. We already saved it once.
Worm

"I'm the Doctor. And if you don't like it... if you want to take it to a higher authority, then there isn't one. It stops with me."
10th Doctor, Doctor Who, "New Earth"

"This is wrong, Doctor! I don't care who you are: the Time Lord Victorious is wrong!"
Adelaide Brooke (shortly before revoking an Omniscient Morality License), Doctor Who "The Waters of Mars"

"In my stories superior beings - truly superior beings - can do things that if a lesser being, like a human, were to do, it would indeed be evil."

"You just act like you know stuff I don't know and that makes everything you do OK..."
Delirium calling out Morpheus on this, The Sandman

"I keep looking into the future, when all of this has already been solved, as if it doesn't matter how you feel in the present. No wonder you think I don't care!"
Sapphire, Steven Universe


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