"The mistake is to lazily tell stories about ever-larger powers and effects, and so start an 'arms race' of Realms Shaking Events each trying to outdo the last."
—Ed Greenwood, interview in Kobold Quarterly #3
"You know how Super Mario went from Land, to World, to Galaxy and now they've sort of written themselves into a corner? I can't help thinking this franchise is taking a similar path, and once they get to Arkham Universe you can't rely on suspension of disbelief to explain how the Joker can pay for a space program."
"The Die Hard movies keep getting bigger in scope. First one: stuck in a building. Second one: stuck in an airport. Third one: stuck in New York City. Fourth one: stuck....in the entire eastern half of the United States. And then the fifth one now is... Russia? All of Russia, somewhere in Russia? And Russia is quite bigger than the U.S., geographically speaking. So the next one is: John McClane stuck on Earth."
You know how in a sequel, you have to keep making everything bigger and better? Even when it doesn't make sense, a.k.a. the "Why Didn't They Just Send The Liquid Metal Terminator The First Time" principle?