->Now you men will only be risking your lives, whilst I will be risking an almost certain [[PlotArmor Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.]]
-->-- '''Hedley Lamaar''', ''Film/BlazingSaddles''

->Observe their troops. Thin fabrics. Exposed skin. Feeble weapons. These are toy soldiers. The playthings of children!
-->-- '''General Staal''' observing UNIT forces shortly before [[SubvertedTrope losing to them]], ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Sontaran Stratagem"

->To each of us falls a task, and all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand the line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: We die standing.
-->-- '''General Sturnn''', ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar: Winter Assault''

->Men, you're lucky men. Soon, you'll all be fighting for your planet. Many of you will be dying for your planet. A few of you will be put through a fine mesh screen for your planet. They will be the luckiest of all.
-->-- '''Zapp Brannigan''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

->'''Magnus''': You're the only member of [[BigGood Palutena's]] army who can carry his own weight. Don't even get me started on the centurions. Yeah, there's a ton of them, but they're all pretty flimsy.\\
'''Pit''': They're grunts. What do you expect? [[JustifiedTrope There's no incentive for them to toughen up]] - [[DeathIsCheap they get revived when they die]].
-->-- ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''

->'''Mercenary #1:''' Why did [[spoiler:s/he]] say "Slow him/her down"? We're allowed to kill [[{{Badass}} Shepard]] if we have to, right?\\
'''Mercenary #2:''' [[spoiler:S/he]] said slow him/her down because [[spoiler:s/he]] thinks we're cannon fodder.\\
'''Mercenary #1:''' [[OhCrap Oh. Well...shit.]]
-->--''VideoGame/MassEffect3: Citadel'' DLC

->The Mobile Infantry is a group of jarheads who wear plastic armor with morale that would shatter if they saw the Sharks from ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' approaching.
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]]''' [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/starship-troopers/ on]] ''Film/StarshipTroopers''

->The goal of the Imperial Guard is to clog the enemy's barrels with dead bodies.
-->-- Anonymous ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' player at the Newcastle Games Workshop establishment, while painting an Imperial Guard [[MiniMecha Sentinel]]

->Last time I had a hot meal was five days ago. Since then my entire platoon has been wiped out. That's why you're here. You're just a bunch of guys in line to get shot so they can bring in a bunch of other guys. See how that works?
-->-- '''Sgt. David Manning''', ''Film/WhenTrumpetsFade''

->A small team of ethnically-diverse archaeologists who all seem to be wearing digital clocks on their heads counting down to the point where they are unwittingly [[CollateralAngst made part of someone elses' character development]].
-->-- '''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee Croshaw]]''' on [[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 Lara Croft]]'s support team[[note]][[BlackDudeDiesFirst The black dude's readout is nearly at zero.]][[/note]]

->'''Chris:''' The vampires complain about how they’ll be just as vulnerable as the Reapers in the daylight, and Blade just straight up tells them, “Let’s be real: You’re probably all going to die. [[BrutalHonesty Oh well!]]”\\
'''David:''' A list of fucks Blade gives: { }\\
'''Chris:''' He is seriously a terrible leader.\\
'''David:''' That’s because he’s not trying to lead anything. Obviously Blade’s best-case scenario at this point is that everyone dies except Nyssa, and then they go off and have tons of vampire babies.
-->--Chris Sims and David Uzumeri [[http://comicsalliance.com/blade-ii-review/ on]] ''Film/BladeII''

->"That monster's eating our soldiers faster than we can clone them."
-->-- '''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''