Quotes / Psychopathic Manchild

Anime and Manga

Tick was a kind man. He was a supremely innocent person, one who had no business associating with the mafia. But he had one talent: He was very, very good at hurting and torturing people.

So he's like a child with superhuman capabilites. And really, there's nothing more pure and cruel as a child.
Jet Black talking about Mad Pierrot

Comic Books

Paulie Skinner could sleep forever. This leave had been that long in coming. It'd been due after Gotham, but nooooo: they needed a napalm specialist in Honduras training Contras, and he was it. Finally then, home to Connecticut; mom; his old room; that old peach tree outside...as his mother tucks him in, the killer sighs. Slippering softly from the room, she says she'll bring him cocoa later, if he's still awake, and the killer says "Thanks, ma."
Swamp Thing #63, "Loose Ends (Reprise)"

Fan works

Alice treated the Mad Hatter as if he were a small, silly child. Katrina was like a silly child, too, but in real life, a grown-up acting like a child was scary.
— Overnight

"You are not some sort of goddess of death. You are nothing more than an egotistical brat with delusions of grandeur because you're still angry that your mommy hurt you in the past."
Dr. Watts to Cinder Fall, CRME

Film — Live-Action

MOMMY! MOMMYYYY! Baby wants to FUCK!!
— Frank Booth, Blue Velvet

Your butthole is ironic!
Kim Jong-un after shooting a henchman in the ass, The Interview

You're a child. That's what makes you so fucking scary.
Nicholas Garrigan to Idi Amin, The Last King of Scotland

I'll kill you all, you fucking mice! *breaks down sobbing* Dad...
Luigi Largo, Repo! The Genetic Opera

Connor Rooney: I can look after myself.
Frank Nitti: No, you can't! This is the point. You're a big baby who doesn't know his thumb from his dick!


Dressing up the judge, killing Rogers when he was chopping up sticks, drugging Mrs. Rogers so that she overslept herself, arranging for a bumblebee when Miss Brent died! It's like a horrible child playing a game.
Vera Claythorne, And Then There Were None

"I think I know you, Teatime. You're the mad kid they're all scared of, right? The giggling excitable one even the bullies never touched because if they did he went insane and kicked and bit. The kid who didn't know the difference between chucking a stone at a cat and setting it on fire."
Susan Sto Helit, Hogfather

Scarlet: Excuse me, who got attacked by her own artwork and then kidnapped by her ally and then blackmailed by her champion mid-rescue while meanwhile her daughter was stealing her throne? Who's the one with the hideous face-maiming? Whose throne is currently OCCUPIED by a PRETENDER who could NEVER have beaten me in a challenge before? Who had her whole life RUINED and demolished and shattered by those STUPID HORRIBLE DRAGONETS?! ME, THAT'S WHO! I'm the victim here! Someone should be all heroically trying to help ME right all the wrongs! Where's my rotten cavalry of loyal idiots?
Chameleon: Well...you have me.
Scarlet: You barely count. You're weird. And unreliable.
Wings of Fire: Winter Turning

Live-Action TV

Bob: He's not a toy, Elle.
Elle: He COULD be.

"Lucifer is a bratty child throwing a temper tantrum."
Death, Supernatural

Jim Moriarty: It has been fun, though, hasn't it? This little game of ours. Playing Jim from I.T., playing gay—did you like that little touch with the underwear?
Sherlock Holmes: People have died.
Jim Moriarty: [snaps] That's what people DOOOOOOOOOO!

The Doctor: Ludo, there's something else you should know about the Toymaker.
Ludovic Comfort: What?
The Doctor: He likes games.
Ludovic Comfort: So he's a jolly sort of chap then, is he?
The Doctor: If he wins.
Ludovic Comfort: It's the same with all children, Doctor.
The Doctor: Children tend not to kill their opponents if they beat them at snakes and ladders.

Video Games

"I've gone through time and space so many times that I haven't aged like a normal person. Who knows, I might be 1,000 years old, or even 10,000 years old. But, despite that, I'm still the same kid at heart! Is that funny? It is, isn't it? Does it make you laugh? Are you laughing at me?!"
King Porky, MOTHER 3

"Compared to my anger, yours is nothing but a childish tantrum!"
Goku Black to Broly, Dragon Ball Fighter Z


Thief: What's worse? That he urinates when he is angry or he calls it tinkle?
Red Mage: With Black Mage, it's really a menagerie of horror.

Oh tiny ice cream friends! Thog delay boredom driven rampage only for you!

Web Original

You could also argue that Scaramanga’s whole island lair counts as an example of his arrested development. He explicitly states that he doesn’t own the island, despite his vast fortune. Instead, he lives there rent-free in return for the odd favour for his landlords, Red China. Of course, it seems like a technicality, given the millions he has likely invested, but it’s interesting that a man of Scaramanga’s age and wealth doesn’t actually own his own property. In effect, Scaramanga is living in the Bond villain equivalent of his parents’ basement. He gets a nice pad to crash in, and in return he has to occasionally take out the trash for his folks.

I always look forward to hearing from Sil, easily the strongest villainous creation to have stepped from the Colin Baker era...Sil indignantly exclaims that he is still young and I rather liked the idea that he genuinely is a repugnant little infant that has been let loose on the universe's economy, with all the bloodlust and anger that comes with it.
Joe Ford on Big Finish Doctor Who, Antidote to Oblivion

Fajo has to hit just the right tone: he has to have a sense of menace to him, but also a sense of playfulness. He has to hit somewhere in between a Trelane and a Dukat, if you will. You need to see this... jolly sort of character, this excitable little boy, almost, who is nevertheless a very dangerous and cunning individual, and I think [Saul Rubinek] hit that note just right.

"But you don't understand! The Legendary Super Saiyan is motivated by a crying infant! He is a literal giant fucking baby!"

Western Animation

"A childhood is a terrible thing to lose, Ms. Lane. But I'm getting mine back WITH A VENGEANCE!"