Quotes / O.O.C. Is Serious Business

Chuck: Does this seem like a particularly awkward silence?
James: Dude, Miriam's not saying anything. It's the end times, man.

"'Will do', Bob said, and for once he was serious and didn't sass me.

Penguin: You're nuffin' without your little helpers. I nearly had your boy, didn't I?
[Deathly silence]
Penguin: (Nastily) What's th' matter? Got you rattled?
Batman: Your choice, Cobblepot — GCPD, or the morgue.
Penguin: (Uneasy, chuckling) E-empty threats, Batman. We all know you don't kill.
Batman: I'm not feeling myself tonight.
Penguin: (Quietly terrified) Well, I-I'm sure you... you'll feel better tomorrow. Good night's kip can do... wonders, mate.

Chi-Chi: After you finish cleaning up, it's time to study!
Gohan: Anything but that, Mom!
Chi-Chi: A mother knows what's best, right?
Gohan: Well... I guess.
Goku: [puts a hand on Gohan's shoulder] Hey, Gohan, your mother's a hundred-percent right. It would be best if you studied this afternoon.
[Gohan and Krillin look at him wide-eyed, and Chi-Chi Face Faults. Goku looks around in confusion]
Goku: Huh? W-what'd I do?
Krillin: You don't know?!
Gohan: Gosh, Daddy!
Chi-Chi: Are you sick?! [pops a thermometer in Goku's mouth and feels his forehead] You feel okay...

Benson: Since when did we become the voices of reason?
Fin: Sooner or later, you play all the parts.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, "Gridiron Solider"

Surfer: Does he ever smile?
AndrAIa: If he does, run.

"Bail frowned; if even the irrepressible Jar Jar was worried, this looked to be even worse than he'd expected."
Revenge of the Sith's novelization, when Palpatine is about to declare the Empire.



Hector: It seems every country has a spy working in Ostia right now. They all want to assess the new marquess's temperament and skill. If they sense anything wrong, word will spread like wildfire.
Eliwood: Hector, you're the marquess’s brother... Would not being at his side be seen as something "wrong"?
Hector: The marquess's brother is a well-known lout. If I WERE at court, they'd sense something wrong.

"This has even got my brother brooding. He's always been a firm believer in quick decisions. Yet he wishes for more time... that's never happened before."

"I was surprised today, to see Miho talk to Mother like that. That shows you were quite desperate... I'm sorry."
Maho Nishizumi, Girls und Panzer, "Little Army" manga.

"See? Charlie just made a joke at you in the Oval Office. That's how bad an idea it is."
Leo McGarry, The West Wing

Inara: I just want to know who I'm dealing with. I've seen too many versions of you to be sure.
Mal: I start fighting a war, I guarantee you'll see something new.

Shikamaru: It's been two days since your last cigarette. When a chain smoker like you lays off, something's always up.
Asuma: Sharp eyes, Shikamaru. If the likes of you can read my heart, then I'm still a rank amateur.

"Some things are not meant to be! Dogs shouldn't get along with cats, men shouldn't have ponytails, and your father is not meant to have a job!"
Nicole Watterson, The Amazing World of Gumball

"They say that when somebody acts out of character it is serious business. So when Weiss let out three well-chosen expletives and tried to grind the hand written note on the beautiful stationary that gave the faintest and most modest impression of having been scented with rose water into a fine powder, her friends were duly concerned. Weiss wasn't like this when she was mad. She was a prissy heiress with an air of angry refinement with options on a good tirade [sic] when she was mad. They could not recall ever hearing her swear like that."
Guiding Shadow, a RWBY fic

"It was a bit unnerving to see the normally bubbly and almost spastic young woman so somber and focused, Blake thought with a shiver as she took in the diamond hard glint to Nora’s eyes."


Madeline Westen: [opens the fridge] You want a beer?
Sam Axe: [slams the fridge closed] No, I don't want a beer.
Madeline: Okay. This is serious.
Sam: That's what I'm trying to say.
Burn Notice, "Loose Ends"

Max: He's turned into a fine young man, a hero a dozen times over.
Ben: But now, he is a monster.
Max: True, and I'd put him down like a mad dog. But I never thought you would. You always find another way.
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, "Absolute Power Part 1"

"Sisko has always been a realist and a fighter, but his decision to bring an entire race of people into their conflict with the Dominion takes his recklessness and risk taking to a whole new level. He will single-handedly be condemning a race of people to terrible casualties to make the losses his side is taking less severe. That’s dark territory for any character; but for Sisko (who has always been characterised as a builder of things), to see him tear a society down so brazenly is shocking. It's another example of this war pushing the characters into dark corners and forcing them to make tough calls that will relieve the situation but eat at the soul."
Joe Ford on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "In the Pale Moonlight"

Shinji: “We… when we were talking about Don Barceló, and what to do with him? And you said he was like the ones who hurt you? When you said that, I… I wanted to burn him.”
Asuka: “That is… not very like you, Shinji,”
A Crown of Stars, Chapter 54

"Asuka blinked in surprise. Shinji was... furious. She'd never seen him this angry. The usual calm expression he gave the world, or the warm and loving one he showed her when they were alone was gone. His face was twisted in a violent combination of anger, pain, and betrayal. She'd seen the Third Child without his clothes a lot in the last two weeks, but she'd never seen Shinji this naked."
Advice and Trust, Chapter 4

"You...? Obeying something? Let alone a tradition? You must be feverish!"
Shinji, The Child of Love

"Gendo's eyes widened behind their glass shields. Kaji had never seen such a reaction, and took a step back, not knowing what to expect."
Higher Learning, Chapter 34

"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."

Doyt: Haban, you've always been the voice of reason, preventing me from being excessively violent. You'd argue passionately in favor of tactics that neutralized the enemy but left them alive. You'd present entire case studies favoring the attenuation of militarism, all just to save an occasional life.
Haban: What's your point, Doyt?
Doyt: Well, I'm just figuring you had a really, really good reason to execute that unarmed prisoner. That's all I'm saying.
Haban: Don't push me right now, okay?

“Toji… are my glasses busted or is Rei running towards us? And smiling?” Kensuke asks rather worriedly.
“She is,” Toji answers fearfully.
“I’m… I’m scared. Hold me Toji,” Kensuke asks.
“Only if you hold me back,” Toji demands and the two of them grip the other in abject terror."

"I was startled to see his face reddening with what looked like intense rage, a fury comparable with what I had displayed before, with all the shit I had dealt with. It passed almost instantly, but it had surprised me all the same. Mr. Hebert was the most mellow, low-key person I had ever known. I hadn’t even thought it was possible for him to be angry, let alone to this extent."

"While the idea of taking a scolding tone to an adult appalls me, you leave me little choice."
Codsworth if his approval for the player drops, Fallout 4

"You really are delirious!"
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy's reaction to a dangerously injured Spock bursting into laughter, Star Trek Beyond

Lastly, there's Portal, and if you're a regular viewer you'll understand how insane these words feel coming out of my mouth, but I can't think of any criticism for it. I'm serious, this is the most fun you'll have with your PC until they invent a force-feedback codpiece.
...Absolutely sublime from start to finish and I will jam forks into my eyes if I ever use those words to describe anything else ever again.
Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation giving his only completely positive review ever

"Some people will not respond to reason. Others refuse to consider alternatives to their normal pattern of behavior. In such cases, an unexpected breaking of one's own patterns can be an effective tool."
Grand Admiral Thrawn

Durkon: Och. Now I'm startin' ta get worried.
Lien: You mean because the ninja escaped, Elan is missing, and that vile little imp has teleported who knows where?
Durkon: Och, aye... but I meant I'm worried 'cause V just passed up a perfect opport'nity ta say "I told ye so".

"You know, Kudo...You're acting strange. In the past, you've always gone after suspects until their alibi was proven beyond a doubt."
Heiji, Detective Conan

Jamie: What do you want from me, Sarge?!
Renzuli: I want you to explain to me how a cop who always goes by the book suddenly decides to go off on his own without telling anyone where he's going in order to settle a personal vendetta?

Terminated bioform scan complete. Codex genome match: Splinter. Bioscan indicates creature was hit by an unusual amount of weapon fire: more than necessary to kill it. Marines are not prone to such overkill.

Gideon Tau: Come on! You're the magical spirit guide here. You're a... biological transformer! What are you scared of!
The Dog: London, let me tell you something. I've fought in a war between shadow stealers and the forgotten children of Barnabus Island. I've seen a battle fought in stormy skies between angels and demons, blood raining down on me. I've watched the inspiration for Peter Pan murder hundreds of children when they grew too old to be in his gang. I've eaten an apple pie baked from the actual mother-fucking apple discarded by Eve in the Garden of Eden. I've-
Gideon Tau: Stop! Is any of that true?
The Dog: All of it. Well, except for the last one. There was no apple pie. My point is, I've seen some serious shit, and that... that right there... freaks me the hell out.
Poison City, by Paul Crilley

Scott glared at Bobby again and said, "No, I have a date this weekend."
Bobby almost fell out of the chair he was sitting in and Jean choked on a spoonful of cereal.
"With a girl?" Bobby blurted.
"What's her name?" Jean fired back from the other side of the table.
Scott glared at them annoyed. "Is it so unbelievable that I have a date?"
Bobby smiled at him sweetly and replied, "Well, we are talking about you, Slim."

And in that moment, blood began to surge through Germany's body. He felt a sense of... something, but he couldn't figure out what it was. He'd never felt anything like this before. All his usual desire to befriend North Korea... was gone. It disappeared in an instant. Now, he was fueled with a fire. America, it seemed to him, was dead. And North Korea was going to pay.
He stood up, glared at North Korea, and said, in a completely serious rage he hadn't ever used before:
And the reaction was immediate. Jaws dropped, delegates exchanged shocked glances, and plates and glasses shattered to the floor. Here was Germany, the most peaceful member of the PWF by far. The Germany who, only a few days prior, had warmed the heart of a horrible terrorist. The Germany who wanted nothing more than to befriend and reform North Korea. The Germany who started the second Cold War. And not a single delegate could believe what they had just heard.
War-hating, cheerful, friendly Germany... had actually threatened to kill someone? It wasn’t like him at all.
Poke Countries, Chapter 47

Professor Kukui (shocked}: Rowlet?! Rowlet, you're never awake! What's going on here?
— ''Pokémon Sun and Moon," episode 12 of season 21

" On behalf of the greatest crew and organization in the world... Oh! What a surprise!"
Geddy Lee's reaction upon seeing the notoriously shy drummer Neil Peart take his first and only bow for the audience in his whole career at the end of Rush's last tour, R40 (seen here)

"I've never crossed what I call the back-line meridian. I stay behind my drums and cymbals for 40 years and never go out front, never. It's not my territory. Eventually, I talked myself into it. ... It was totally the right thing to do."
Neil Peart on the aforementioned moment above

Sheridan: First Londo, then Garibaldi, and now this. Next person starts acting irrationally, I swear I'm going to shoot myself in the head.
Delenn: (storming into the room) Bastards!
Franklin: Did she just...
Sheridan: She did.
Franklin: I'll get the gun.

"The things that finally hit the nail in the coffin for him (Bill Cipher)? Steven always cared. He never shouted like that for no reason. And he never- rarely- thought of things like a competition. Especially things like this."
A Triangle in the Stars, chapter 42

"I ask you, Gabriel... when have you seen a pacifist fight? Or a gung-ho man lose all hope? These are the kinds of things that only exist in parallel universes. Yet today I saw something I thought I would never see. Dionysus' systems have failed. He has fought. They exist. Sound and fury hath drowned his heart, and every nerve is... torn apart."
Gabriel's Decidueye (nicknamed Neil), upon seeing the hyperactive Actual Pacifist Munchlax Dionysus give up hope and then fight an opponent for the first time in his life, Between Sun And Moon