'"Every time I defeat a villain, a more powerful one pops up. I would love to go back to the days where I was fighting Dr. Insano! I hardly had to break a sweat! And that's where you are now! Easy mode! Stay there! Treasure your mostly harmless shmuck of a villain!"
If my weakest troops fail to eliminate a hero, I will send out my best troops instead of wasting time with progressively stronger ones as he gets closer and closer to my fortress.
— Evil Overlord List item #80.
Black Mage: Where do all these dragons come from anyway?
Red Mage: This is the endgame. Endgames are at least 70% dragon. Demons are also fairly popular.
— 8-Bit Theater #1009, "Demon-stration"
"Think back to the first season. How much fucking effort did the Drazens have to go through to actually get an assassin anywhere near David Palmer? Season 2. How much planning and action had to be taken in order to actually attempt to detonate the nuke?
Fast forward about eight years...suddenly a group of about ten men can invade the White House, a corporation can smuggle biological weapons into America without a problem, a device to control all of America's infrastructure can be operated just like that and the First Gentleman can almost be assassinated by visiting someone's apartment."
Atsuro: We're going for the strongest one first!? Th-That's not the normal order...!
"Thus ends a sad villain's story about an evil menace that failed to register in public memory simply because it appeared just a little too late in time."
"If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favorable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons."
"It's the sort of victory that can cost us the war. We were hoping to get a Yuuzhan Vong commander of average skills, with an average fleet, and I suspect that we did. We were going to string him along for as much time as we could, but circumstances today dictated that we wipe him out right away. The next one they send is going to be much tougher, and that's going to make things more difficult for all of us."