Quotes / Sealed Evil in a Can

Seals are meant to be broken.
Sage Ghido, Final Fantasy V

Moria. You fear to go into those mines. The Dwarves dug too greedily and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dûm... shadow and flame.
Saruman, from the Fellowship of the Ring movie.

For seventeen long centuries have I remained in this blade, confined within these metal walls. During all my imprisonment you are the first I have seen who is worthy to bear me into battle. Come, take my hilt, and I will serve you in the manner of my kind, drawing the blood of your enemies, protecting you in the midst of the fight, bringing you safe home again. Now draw me from the scabbard and test the fitness of my balance. See how easily I swing, how my keen edge cleaves the air. A good choice, am I not?

Willingly you picked me up. Your first mistake. Willingly you drew me. Your second mistake. I do not allow my servants to make three mistakes, foolish mortal...
A Daemon Weapon from Slaves to Darkness, Warhammer 40,000

And so, once again, we find that the evil of the past seeps into the present like salad dressing through cheap waxed paper!

We try not think about the scariest one of them all. The gigantic, half dragon, half octopus, half humanoid Great Old One himself: Cthulhu! Waiting to return from his city beneath the sea!
Who day & night must slumber in R'lyeh?
Wave his tentacles, having nasty dreams
And who has the might, as master of R'lyeh
To drive humanity insane?
CTHULHU!!! Cthulhu!
Tentacles!
CTHULHU!!! Cthulhu!
TENTACLES!!!

The ninth was strong and fought with might,
But lone Orannis was put from the light.
Broken in two and buried under hill,
Forever to lie there, wishing us ill.
Lirael

"The Ancient Greeks foretold of a terrible container in which were housed all the evils of the world. How prophetic they were. All they got wrong was the name - they called it Pandoras Box, when of course they meant... Baldrick's trousers."
Edmund Blackadder, Blackadder the Third

Teysa: Hello, Pazapatru. How are you?
Pazapatru: Teysa. I am well and look forward to my freedom in precisely 2,281 years, nine months, eleven days, two hours, forty-four minutes, and... ten seconds. On that day I will destroy you all.
Teysa: I don't doubt you will, but I hope to be a ghost by then.
Pazapatru: That would be wise.
Magic: The Gathering: Guildpact

This place is a message... and part of a system of messages... pay attention to it!

Sending this message was important to us. We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture.

This place is not a place of honor... no highly esteemed deed is commemorated here... nothing valued is here.

What is here is dangerous and repulsive to us. This message is a warning about danger.

The danger is in a particular location... it increases toward a center... the center of danger is here... of a particular size and shape, and below us.

The danger is still present, in your time, as it was in ours.

The danger is to the body, and it can kill.
"This Place Is Not a Place of Honor," from Damn Interesting

"Ahh! After 10,000 years I'm free! It's time to conquer Earth!"
Rita Repulsa, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (opening theme)

You locked me into your stuffy little hyper-lock chamber and tossed me away in the depths like yesterday's trash! Do you have any idea what it's like to be locked up in a rotten egg for 6,000 years? It's BORING. Not to mention I've had a Charley horse since the Renaissance...
"The Adephagos disappeared into the void. Yeah well, guess that they didn't really say they destroyed that thing. They just went of and left this piece of crap remnant behind."
Yuri Lowell, Tales of Vesperia

"It is not a calling that can be made in an hour, or even in a day. There are many bars to be let down, sealed doors to be broken, locks to be opened for which the keys were thrown away. If we are to have help against Ardneh in time, I must begin now to call upon—the powers that are to help us."
Wood, The Empire of the East

"... they open doors to they know not what, they take down bars that were put up when they were wiser and more frightened."
Anita, also from The Empire of the East, on what Wood was doing.

"An Ancient Evil Awakens..."
Halo 4 trailer slogan

"Be bound here for eternity, Hunger stilled, Rage smothered, Desire dampened, Pride crushed. In the name of the Maker, so let it be."
Malcolm Hawke, Dragon Age II Legacy

Freddy: Hey, these things don't leak, do they?
After a terrible struggle they subdued Xerath, but they could not destroy his ascended form. Instead they trapped him within an enchanted sarcophagus and sealed him in an underground tomb. Eons passed, civilizations rose and fell, and Xerath's imprisonment was lost to memory. For centuries, Xerath's vast power tore away at the sarcophagus and weakened its spell. Finally, he willed forth a burst of magic that shattered his prison, but its core remained, containing Xerath and his power within its broken pieces.

"If an alien race possessed the technology to trap that thing and use Earth as their personal toilet, they did so for one reason...they couldn't kill it."
Lex Luthor, from Superman: Doomsday.

And there are those who slumber in the spaces between. They hum their own nighted songs: "When the blazing sun is gone... When the nothing shines upon..." The Dreamers! Do not think of them too directly, sweetling. They'll hear you. The Sleeping Ones! Gaia's music boxes must play their lullabies forever. They must not wake. They idly tongue craters in moons, dreaming of the bigger feast...
—Lore entry on The Sleepless Lullaby, The Secret World

"You've begun to understand the hedrons' true purpose," said Ugin. "The Eldrazi can be imprisoned."
"And how did that work out last time?" asked Jace.

Belatedly, the acolytes of the Children did the only thing they could: they hid the accursed names within their thoughts, never daring to speak them, to breathe power into them, to tempt the Children closer to consciousness. This act served its purpose - barely; deprived of a steady stream of sustenance, the Children remained teetering on the border between dream and waking. Fortunately, the sleepers did not know they still slept; they lived in their dreams, ruling a shadow world that existed only in their fevered imaginations. But to keep the Children trapped in these fever dreams took power, as much power as had been wasted over the centuries in calling the Children closer to wakefulness. To keep the Children asleep, the first tribe tortured their brethren, raped their own children, mutilated themselves, devoured the weak in cannibalistic orgies and walled in filth and degradation. Sacrificing what shreds of morality remained to them, they filled the dreams of these monsters with the sounds of anguish and misery, keeping them asleep with a murderer's lullaby. As long as their was sufficient rapine in the monsters' dream-worlds, they would not stir to seek it elsewhere.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Clanbook: Baali

When the Darkness and Angelus re-emerged during World War II, the Brotherhood was waiting for them. Don't ask me how, 'cause I sure as hell got no idea, but the Brotherhood defeated the Angelus, trapping her inside the Prism, where according to legend, she remains today... But here's the thing, Jackie: I'm looking at this Prism right now and I'm not picking up a thing. No holy essence, no dark magic, nothing. The Angelus is not inside the Prism. In fact, it never even touched it. If I can be honest, this scares the living fuck outta me.
The Angelus has not been seen on our world in seventy years. We thought it was because she was trapped - in this! But she's not, Jackie. She's still out there.
Where the fuck is she?
Johnny Powell, The Darkness II

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