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Quotes: Protagonist-Centered Morality
"It was so dark when I entered the Coach that I could not distinguish the Number of my Fellow-travellers; I could only perceive that they were Many...'What an illiterate villain must that Man be! (thought I to myself) What a total want of delicate refinement must he have, who can thus shock our senses by such a brutal Noise! He must, I am certain, be capable of every bad action! There is no crime too black for such a Character!' Thus reasoned I within myself, and doubtless such were the reflections of my fellow travelers."

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
—NRA Charman Wayne LaPierre

"He was a hacker who did any work for hire and stole money from bank accounts, but then accidentally targeted someone powerful who killed his six-year-old niece, which gave him a little Spider-Man moment and he declared that from this day forth he would use his powers to—! ...continue working for hire and stealing money from bank accounts, but also fight crime! ...In-between. If he can be arsed. Not stealing-money crime, or property-damage crime, or murdering-policemen crime; just, you know, all the bad crimes, the ones committed by people other than himself."

"Is it acceptable to kill people to save more people? The answer, of course, is that it depends on whether itís the hero doing it or the villain."

"Did you ever read Rick Veitchís Question mini that was part of Superstorm? It had a lot of flaws, but there was this great bit where all Metropolis drug deals and stuff took place in bathrooms, since Superman is too good a guy to ever look. Itís like moral lead. This is not that Superman."
Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Superman Returns

"Ray testifies against Ned and gets him thrown out of the CIA, before resigning himself... it would seem heís been making a living by taking gun-for-hire jobs over the web. You know, because thatís totally different from killing people for the government. Heíll grumble out an explanation for this later, but itís still dumb."

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