23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
"You see a lot, Doctor. But are you strong enough to point that high powered perception at yourself? What about it, why don't you look at yourself and write down what you see? Maybe you're afraid to."
"I... hate... Silence of the Lambs. Every time I try to treat prisoners as people I have to sit through another variation of... "HELLOOOOO CLARICE! AM I TRAPPED IN HERE WITH YOU OR ARE YOU TRAPPED IN HERE WITH MEEEE?"
— Rikk, Fans!
The Joker: You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?
Green Goblin: Yeah. He told me you're gay.
"Maybe there've been times were I've been pissed and hated things, but it wasn't from this work. My dad's a no-show, my mom's a lush and school sucks, but this job is the one damn thing I'm good at. If all the crap in my life hasn't screwed me up yet, then neither will this and neither will you."
"For me, fighting has been an end in and of itself. You over-complicate things, I don't!"
— Yusuke Urameshi in the Viz manga translation of.
"Your petty persuasions can't deceive me.
My brethren's cries of anguish as they fell before your phantoms... They ring too loud in my ears.
You say you're infinite? I'll bring you infinite destruction!
You say you're perpetual? I'll show you perpetual ruin!"
— Arumat, Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Batman: What were you trying to prove? That deep down, everyone's as ugly as you?! You're alone!
Joker: sighs Can't rely on anyone these days, you've gotta do everything yourself, DON'T WE? ...it's a funny world we live in. Speaking of which, y'know how I got these scars?
Batman: No. But I know how you got THESE. (shoots the Joker in the face with his gauntlets before he can get the story out, throws him off the building)
Big Bad: The greatest gift I give is this: that I buy your surrender. That I allow you to come to Me with your dignity as well as your life. This is less a surrender than it is a contract: value given for value received. Thus do I demonstrate to all history the love I bear you, Caine; thus shall it be written in every -
Caine: (stands up)
Big Bad: ...You've learned a new trick. Come, then: Let us meet as men, standing face-to-face, for the surrender of the sword. I applaud your sense of ceremony: Grant and Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, rather than Brutus at the feet of Ant—
Caine: (points Kosall at him) You talk too fucking much. You and me, we both know what's going on here, and it has nothing to do with surrender.
"Then the prophet spake: saying 'Frak this, for my faith is a shield proof against your blandishments.'"
— Alem Mahat, The Book of Cain, Chapter IV, Verse XXI
Jaren: Don't be too arrogant...
Yoshimori: Shut up! We want to be arrogant, what about it!
Weil: The desire for power. The joy of making everything work for you. You have no way of experiencing this without a human brain. It's the ultimate joy! No mere Reploids could ever understand!
Zero: I bet most decent humans wouldn't understand, either. You look like another Maverick, to me. All I gotta do is dispose of you like any other Maverick.
— Mega Man Zero 3
Zero: If I destroy Weil's core, the explosion will take Ragnarok out with it... If Ragnarok is blown apart, it no longer poses a threat!
Weil: Are you even capable of it? The Reploid hero, protecting justice and humanity! I am one of those humans you have sworn to protect! Do you have it in you to defeat me?! (cue One-Winged Angel)
Zero: I never cared about justice and I don't recall ever calling myself a hero...I have always only fought for the people I believe in. I won't hesitate...If an enemy appears in front of me, I will destroy it!
— Mega Man Zero 4
Sly: So, before we finish this, let me get one thing straight: you came after the Coopers because of what happened to your father?
Le Paradox: No, you imbecile! I came after the Coopers to prove that Le Paradox is the greatest thief who has ever lived! If there any doubt? Ask yourself this: if the Coopers were truly the greatest thieves in history, and I have stolen their most valued possessions, then what does that make me?
Sly: Ummm... an idiot? You had it made! You could have been the biggest thief of all time, but you had to target my ancestors and blow your own cover. You exposed your operation because of your ego! No Cooper would've done that. And for the record, can you really say you stole the canes? Seems like your "friends" did all the real work.
Neo Astaroth: My soul has been revived! The age of Mankind is coming to an end. Joy, sadness, desire... all of it is finished now. I will usher in a glorious new future.
Yuri Hyuga: Before you do, can I ask a favor?
Neo Astaroth: What do you wish, human?
Yuri Hyuga: I wish you'd shove it. You know where.
Neo Astaroth: ......
Dark Bowser: Still here? Has the dark power not crushed your puny hopes? Soon, this kingdom will vanish along with all who dwell within. And you too will sleep eternally in the dark power's embrace!
Bowser: GWAHAHA! Great dark hurricane! Seriously, perfect backdrop for an awesome final battle! You really sweat the details! Listen up! You're saying the kingdom will vanish? NOT TODAY! THIS KINGDOM IS ALL MINE! SO YOU VANISH! *SHOWTIME!*
Hey Anti Christ-er, Beelzeboss,
We know your weakness our rocket-sauce!
We rock the Casbah, and blow your mind,
We will defeat you, for all mankind!
You hold the scepter,
We hold the key,
You are The Devil,
We are the D!
— Tenacious D, "Beelzeboss"
Char Aznable: Your way will never bring true peace.
Ryouma Nagare: And dropping a rock on Earth will?
"Favored by the world, my ass. I'm gonna say it flat out. You're just a worthless criminal!"
—Yosuke, Persona 4
"Speak for yourself! Living is too painful for you, but you don't want to die... of course no one would understand! It makes no sense! You're just throwing a tantrum like a kid who can't have his way!"
— Yukiko, Persona 4
"There is a difference between us. We both looked into the abyss. But when it looked back at us... you blinked."
Serpent: If you're so confident in yourself, then let's see which of us is destined to rule the world!
Aile/Vent: I don't care about ruling the world! If you're the Mega Man destined to rule the world, then I'm the Mega Man that's destined to save it!
Grey: Yeah, you're right. I'm defective. I'm just a simple boy named Grey. You couldn't change the destiny of a simple boy like me. This is the destiny that I've chosen: to live as one with the people of this world!
Master Albert: Is that what the other me would have said? Goodbye, ultimate defective! You can have your gentle peace... and leisurely rot in it!
— Mega Man ZX Advent
Ghaleon: What will guide this world if it has no god, Alex? What will save it from itself?
Alex: The only thing this world needs to be saved from is you, and we're here to do just that!
Wesker: A new genesis is at hand and I will be the creator
(Sheva brings Wesker down to the ground.)
Chris: I've had ENOUGH! Of your BULLSHIT!
(Chris then injects Wesker with the serum.)
Evil Flash: Slacker! Child! Clown! We have no place here among the world's greatest heroes!
The Flash: Says you! I've got a seat at the big conference table. I'm gonna paint my logo on it! (punches through Evil Flash's chest)
Kotetsu Jeeg: You bastard...! What pleasure do you get from wiping out the Earth with an asteroid!?
Char Aznable: It's not like it's what I want to do. I'm carrying this out for the sake of all mankind!
Kotetsu Jeeg: Shut up! You think I'll let you touch my Mom and Mayumi down there on Earth for your own selfish reasons!?
"If you want to stop the things that you don't like, all you need to do is close your eyes and plug up your ears."
Hub Hikari: We know a power much stronger than the evil soul!!!
Dr. Regal: Nothing's more powerful than evil! Be gone!!!
Hub Hikari: Regal, your evil plan ends here!!!
Lan Hikari: It's gone...
Dr. Regal: The Dark Power vanished?! No...This cannot be...
Hub Hikari: It's over...
Jacques De Aldersberg: You always believed man makes his own destiny. I seek to change all humanity's fate.
Geralt: You robbed humanity of its right to decide. You understand nothing.
"He's an asshole! I don't care what Tannen says! And I don't care what anybody else says, either!"
— Marty McFly, Back to the Future: Part III, responding to Buford Tannen's claims that he (Marty) is chicken.
King Leonidas: You bring the crowns and heads of conquered kings to my city's steps! You insult my queen. You threaten my people with slavery and death! Oh, I've chosen my words carefully, Persian. Perhaps you should have done the same!
Messenger: This is blasphemy! This is madness!
King Leonidas: Madness...? This! Is! SPARTA! (kicks messenger down well)
Lotso: She replaced us!
Woody: She replaced you! And if you couldn't have her, no one could!
Lex Luthor: I saw how to save the world! I could have made everyone see. I could have saved the world if it wasn't for you!
Superman: You could have saved the world years ago if it mattered to you, Luthor.
Lex Luthor: (quietly) ...You're right.
Thinly-Veiled-Son-Goku: A soul should not be placed inside a doll!
Ryoma Nagare: Don't talk shit that I can't understand!
— New Getter Robo
Light Yagami: THERE WAS NO OTHER WAY THE WORLD HAD TO BE FIXED! A PURPOSE GIVEN TO ME! (Evil Laugh) Only I could do it! WHO ELSE COULD HAVE DONE IT AND COME THIS FAR?! WOULD THEY HAVE KEPT GOING?! The only one who can create a new world... is ME!
Near: No. You're just a murderer, Light Yagami, and this notebook is the deadliest weapon of mass murder in the history of mankind. You yielded to the power of the Shinigami and the notebook, and you have confused yourself with a god. In the end, you're nothing more than a crazy serial killer. That's all you are
Majd Addin: I killed them because I could! Because it was fun! Do you know what it feels like to determine another man's fate? And did you see the way the people cheered? The way they feared me? I was like a god! You'd have done the same if you could! Such power...
Altaïr: Once perhaps, but then I learned what becomes of those who lift themselves above others.
Majd Addin: And what is that?
Altaïr: Here, let me show you. (stabs Majd in the neck with the Hidden Blade, killing him)
Lucia Márquez: My father saw such potential in these islands. Gold... industry... freedom... all of it squandered. You have not a clue how to use it. He could have brought you wealth.
Opía Apito: You believe we wasted freedom by living freely? You die a prisoner of your Templar mores.
What I did... was beyond forgiveness. I don't need anyone to tell me that. No matter what I do, I can't change the past. But what I can do...is save Jeri! And let me tell you, no talking eyeball's gonna stop me! CORONA DESTROYER! How's it feel to be on the other end of the whupping stick?!
— Beelzemon, Digimon Tamers
"There's a useful four letter word, and you're full of it."
Teeki: Fate is cruel, yes. But consider! Most people are resigned to their fates. There are only a few exceptions. Only those who, by some miracle, are blessed with talent. They alone can change fate. The others merely shuffle along. Sped along by their upbringing, yanked by mortal ties... This is life, a horrible meaningless curse. Your friend learned that for himself. All of his effort? Meaningless!!!
Roji:That's a lie! It wasn't meaningless! I won't believe it! I won't! Enchu was hurt! He couldn't bear his grief! (Dispels Julio's curse.)
Zant: You... TRAITORS!
Midna: Traitors? Ha! You want to know why none would call you king? It was your eyes, Zant. All saw it, a lust for power burning in your pupils. Did you think we'd forget our ancestors lost their king to such greed?
Discord: Will you ever learn?
Twilight Sparkle: I'll tell you what we've learned, Discord! We've learned that friendship isn't always easy, but there's no doubt it's worth fighting for!
Captain Vidal: Tell my son the time his father died. Tell him.
Mercedes: No. He won't even know your name.
Pedro: (Shoots Vidal in the face)
Thulsa Doom: My child, you have come to me, my son. Who gave you the will to live? What would your world be, without me? My son.
The Nostalgia Critic: (imitating Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan) Well, gee, when you put it like that, FUCK YOU!!!
Conan: (beheads Thulsa Doom)
"Don't be tricked, you idiot! He's the bad guy!"
— Anita, ROD the TV
"We do deserve to exist!" (slams his fist into the D-Reaper's chest) "You don't!"''
Darth Vader: You cannot hide forever, Luke.
Luke Skywalker: I will not fight you.
Vader: Give yourself to The Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes... your thoughts betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for... sister. So, you have a twin sister! Your feelings have now betrayed her too. Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete! If you will not turn to the Dark Side, then perhaps she will—
Luke: [ignites lightsaber and charges out of hiding] NEVER!!
Loki: Enough! All of you are beneath me! I am a god, you dull creature! And I will not be bullied by—
(The Hulk interrupts)
The Incredible Hulk: Puny god.
"You shut your mouth, Medusa! Lady Palutena is nothing like you! Who turns people to stone and poisons the rivers? Who reduces cities to rubble? And who is leading the Underworld destruction of the land and heavens? Not Lady Palutena! You're the one responsible for all this, Medusa!"
"You're like a kid with a toy. You're the one that can't tell fantasy from reality. You're the one who lives in the little dots of light. If you want to dream, just do it by yourself!"
— Spike Spiegel to Dr. Londes, Cowboy Bebop
Lex Luthor: I see your eyes. I know of all your remarkable "visions". But let me tell you what you can't see... My soul. And there's not a soul in Metropolis who watched Hope drop the monster, and given the same opportunity? Wouldn't have done it themselves. Not a soul. How does that make you feel... You arrogant alien bastard?
Lex Luthor: Your silence speaks volumes. You understand my words but you refuse to believe what they mean. Is that because you see something in humanity that in truth isn't there, or that you're blind to what truly is?
Lex Luthor: Say something, goddamnit!
Superman: You're wrong... I can see your soul.
Mao (to Suzaku): Your good intentions are just for your own self-satisfaction! You're just a naive boy who wants to be punished!
Lelouch: MAO! (Hypnotic Eyes) NEVER SPEAK AGAIN!
Nyarlathotep: But remember this! The masses of idiocy that squirm in the center of the cosmos are yourselves. As long as you exist, so shall I!!
Baofu: You're too damn stubborn. There's no such thing as a human without shadows. We'll make you remember that your place is here. Just go to Hell and be done with it. (Baofu and friends land their finishing blow.)
Black Shadow: I will not die!! Nor will my dream!!!
Captain Falcon: Falcon PUNCH!! (punches Black Shadow in the face, bringing both of them to the reactor explosion)
Kouji Kabuto : You! I won't let you spread war into space!
Vindel Mauser: I won't let you say... that you don't know how much mankind evolved from war!
Kouji: It doesn't matter! Even if people like you exist, I'll still fight! I don't want people to suffer, like Daisuke or Maria who lost their home planet!
Vindel: Your emotions are strong! Your machine is just a result of that! You have the power to become a god or demon; why would you deny it!?
Kouji: Gramps told me so! But, I'm the one who decides Mazinger can become a god or a devil! Kouji Kabuto! And this power... It's the power to defeat bastards like you!
Redwillow (to Blackstar): I'm loyal to my new Clan! Your time is over, you're nothing but an elder growing old over and over. Why don't you just give up and die?
Blackstar: I am still leader of this Clan. And you have betrayed us all.
— Warrior Cats: The Last Hope
Hazama: Dolls don't have "lives"! They got jack shit!
Makoto: A-A doll?
Hazama: Soul or not, if it was meant to be used by human hands, then it was obviously meant to be used as a tool by humans! I mean, seriously! But wait... I guess that would make beastkin tools too, huh?
Makoto: Shut the hell up! We were never tools, you stupid asshole!
— BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
Dracula: It was not by my hands that I am once again given flesh. I was called here by humans who wishes to pay me tribute! / Oh...but this world invited me. Your own kind called me forth with praise and tribute.
Richter Belmont: Tribute!? You steal men's souls, and make them your slaves! / Tribute?! You're a thief! You steal men's souls, their freedom!
Dracula: Perhaps the same could be said of all religions. / Freedom is always sacrificed to faith, good hunter. Or are you truly here by choice?
Richter Belmont: Your words are as empty as your soul! Mankind ill-needs a savior such as you! / All I'm here for is you. To Hell with your heresy! You're nothing but a blight on mankind!
— Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, original translation/PSP translation.
"Silence!! And listen!! I am Sanger. Sanger Zonvolt! I am the Sword That Smites/Cleaves Evil!!!"
— Super Robot Wars Original Generation, whenever some evil schmuck is rambling and about to get smitten/cleaved by the man himself.
Sephiroth: Do not worry. Soon the girl will become part of the Planet's energy. All that is left is to go North. The 'Promised Land' waits for me over snowy fields. There, I will become a new being by uniting with the planet. As will this girl—
Cloud: (his text bubble interrupts Sephiroth's) ... Shut up.
Garland: (After a failed We Can Rule Together) Regrettable. I thought your soul would be perfect for a new Angel of Death.
Zidane: I am the new Angel of Death. Yours!!!
Bansai: Gintoki Sakata... you are a ghost. You once tried to protect this country along with Shinsuke and others. You are obsessed and unable to let go. You are a living ghost. There is no longer anything for you to protect! Ghosts should go back to where they belong! *slashes Gintoki into his shoulder... only for Gintoki to use Bansai's own strings to tie him to the helicopter with his sword*
Gintoki: Clean out your ears and listen up! I've never once fought for the sake of this cheap country. I couldn't care less if the country or the samurai fell. I have always... Then and now... ! What I protect... has never changed! *sends Bansai crashing into the ground*
—Gintama, Shinsengumi Rebellion Arc
Dalek: AAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH! Have pity!
The Doctor: Why should I? You never did!
Riku: Maleficent was right! You don't have what it takes to save Kairi!
Sora: MALEFICENT WAS THE ONE WHO DESTROYED OUR HOME YOU FUCKING TOOL.
Riku: Only the true keyblade master can open the secret door and change the world.
Sora: WHAT WORLD? THE ONE THAT WAS CONSUMED BY DARKNESS? THE DARKNESS THAT YOU FUCKING SIDED WITH?
Prince Vorkken: The strong stand tall! The weak kneel! Such is the law of the universe!
Wonder Red: You're wrong. The truly strong are those who help the weak stand. Wonderful 100... Team, unite up!
"Captain Cook! You're not just a scoundrel and a meddling fool! You're also a crushing bore!"
— The Doctor, Doctor Who, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
Frollo: Such a pity. You threw away a promising career.
Phoebus: Consider it my highest honor, sir.
Helen Cutter: I offer you the key to time. The key to time, Nick! And you turn your back on it. Call yourself a scientist?
Nick Cutter: I call myself a human being.
— Primeval, Series 1, Episode 3
Moriarty: You'd be surprised at what I'd do for love.
Watson: Nothing crazy people do surprises me.
— Elementary, episode "The Diabolical Kind"
Hunduun: Your real weakness, Po, is not the kick; it's your heart. It's as big and sappy as an old sappy plum tree filled with plum sap.
Po: At least I have a heart!
— Kung Fu Panda Legends Of Awesomeness: Rhino's Revenge
Citra: Jason, why must you leave? You will stop being a warrior, a hero. Your friends, they will move on, have kids and boring lives. Stay here. The jungle will always be there for you, and you will always be king. With them gone, you never have to leave.
Jason: This violence is over. I'm done. No more blood.
— Far Cry 3, "Save Friends" ending
Arcturus Mengsk: Kerrigan, the die is cast. This is the last day your Swarm darken the sky of any planet. Korhal will endure, as will I!
Kerrigan: Nice quote. I'll engrave it on your thombstone.
Chakravartin: You have exceeded my expectations; I praise you. You are indeed the one to inherit this world; Gaea must be led by one of its own. I may now leave this world and save other worlds in need of my guidance. Come, and join your daughter. I am counting on you.
Chakravartin: ...how dare you defy me?!
Asura: I will destroy you AND YOUR SO-CALLED WORLD!
Augus: You need to enjoy this a bit more!
Asura: YOU NEED TO SHUT UP AND DIE!!!
#2. I will ignore the Evil Overlord's arguments revolving around honor and/or morality. If he were really all that worked up about either, he would never have become an Evil Overlord in the first place.
— If I Am Ever a Hero
"Kimahri says little, but understands more than he lets on. His finest moment is when he interrupts Seymour in the middle of one of his "look at me I'm an insane JRPG villain" rants by just walking up and stabbing him in the chest. This needs to happen more often."
Ambassador: Enjoy your advantage while you can. The Reach tracked my every move. And when we're through with you, there won't be enough left for a DNA identification!
Blue Beetle: Nice death threat. Could it get any more technical and dull?
Unalaq: I can't believe Tenzin sent his daughter here [the spirit world] instead of coming himself. What kind of father is he?
Jinora: Better than you.
— The Legend of Korra: "A New Spiritual Age"
Dawn: You've got me in a cage, wrapped up neatly in a bow. Do you think we're the only ones? We're not. There are many more like me. We're your neighbors. We serve your coffee, wash your cars... and we will never stop fighting until every single person who walks this earth accepts Islam and all the wonders of God.
Steve: That's never gonna happen. Not in this country, anyway, because for every one of you, there's a thousand of me. And just like you, we're willing to die for the cause, too. And no matter what you do, no matter how hard you come at us, you will never change the way we think and you will never, ever change the way we live. You wanted to sacrifice your life for the cause, right? Congratulations. You just did.
"You wanna hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I'm an easy target. Yeah, you're right, I talk too much. I also listen too much. I could be a cold-hearted cynic like you... but I don't like to hurt people's feelings. Well, you think what you want about me; I'm not changing. I like... I like me. My wife likes me. My customers like me. 'Cause I'm the real article. What you see is what you get."
Mickey: I'm an innocent victim.
Sydney: You're a psychotic.
Mickey: Yeah, well. Shh... that'll be our little secret. Cause people love a good trial. It's like theater. They're dyin' for it. And I've worked hard to give the audience what they want. See, that's what Billy was good at. He knew... It's all about... execution.
Sydney: Yeah? Well, you're forgetting one thing about Billy Loomis.
Mickey: What's that?
Sydney: I fucking killed him.
— Scream 2
Gadlight Meonsam: I'll give you the faintest taste of the despair that I've experienced!
Sousuke Sagara: Pathetic.
Sousuke: I have no interest in your background or your feelings. When you stand upon the battlefield, you are my enemy and nothing more. And to me, "enemies" are simply obstacles to remove. If you're looking for conversation, then grab another drink, and go find the nearest drunk.
Gadlight: Haven't I said it already? I'll let you...
Sousuke: Do you REALLY have time to keep shooting your mouth off, you damned amateur!
Gadlight: You prick! You really want to taste the skills of the Geminis' top ace!?
Sousuke: It seems that useless soldiers that only know how to bluff aren't unique to Earth. Gadlight Meonsam! You're an awful soldier and an even worse commander! I'll take you down!
—Third Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen
Jack Marston: You killed my father!
Edgar Ross: (Smugly) Your father killed himself with the life he lived.
Jack Marston: (Furiously) YOU killed him! I saw you!
Edgar Ross: You keep saying that.
Jack Marston: You sent him to do your dirty work! Then you shot him like a dog!
Edgar Ross: And I'll shoot you like one too, you piece of trash! Now get out of here before I kill you as well!
Jack Marston: I ain't going nowhere, old man!
Garrosh Hellscream (laughing arrogantly): Step aside, Pandaren. You confront a force beyond reckonning!
Taran Zhu: Your father dabbled in powers "beyond reckoning"; Where is he, now?
"I'll never forget what the Head Monk told me right before I left the Abbey: "Child, you have so much left to learn" he said. I imagine he would have continued speaking, had I not pulled the trigger."
—Maya the Siren, Borderlands2
" You're the one who's really a human being! You think just like they do! You act just like they do! You only want to repeat all the misery they have brought to the world. You're dreaming not of real change but of establishing a new dictatorship paid for with hundreds and thousands of dead from your own ranks. and tell me what kind of a role you've thought up for the other animals species in your oh-so-very-wonderful never-never land? Come on, answer me!"