Silas: Do you love your princess?
Groo: More than I thought possible.
Silas: If this filth should win, he will ravage — he will defile — her. He will use her for his pleasure again...and again. And when she has no more screaming in her, he will kill her.
Groo: He will NOT! HE WILL DIE!!
—Angel, "There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb"
"Had enough? So, you're human after all. The torture will stop as I promised. But I'll take the woman in return. I'll have my fun with her before I kill her. I hope you can still look at yourself in the mirror..."
—Revolver Ocelot, Metal Gear Solid
Yahtzee: To demonstrate how evil Mr. Skullface is—if the skull for a face wasn't doing it for you—we find out on the chopper home that girl we rescued has a bomb in her guts, so we must watch it being extracted with unflinching detail... But then, the girl wakes up and goes, 'Whoops, just remembered, there are TWO bombs! What a scatter-brain I am!' EXPLODE. It's wasn't dull, I'll give it that, but if she's gonna blow up anyway, this scene seems a bit wanton. Metal Gear, are you being weird about female characters again?
Metal Gear: (defensively) ...noo!
Yahtzee: What's that behind your back, Metal Gear?
Metal Gear: It's a...female character who wears bikini tops and never speaks.
Yahtzee: Oh, Metal Gear!
—Zero Punctuation on Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes
"Lila Milla Rira of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam died soon after her shower scene shocked me so much at that time. How could Director Tomino allow such a beautiful, booby character casually die? I hated him very much back in the days when I'm in college. I think even though it's fictional anime characters, it's not a good thing for them to die so easily."
—Gen Urobuchi (yes, really), 1.23.13 tweet
"Thereís one and only one reason that happens, and itís to piss off the male character. Itís using a trauma you donít understand in a way whose implications you canít understand... and if you donít understand, you shouldnít be writing rape scenes."
—Laura Hudson on Kick-Ass 2
"For those of you who wisely chose to skip out on Millarís thinly veiled ''what if Batman was a bad guy!!!' fanfic, the third issue sees Nemesis kidnap a police chiefís two kids and then impregnate the daughter with the son. And then, against all odds, he figures out how to make it worse:
He booby-traps her uterus so they canít abort the incest baby.
I cannot possibly add anything to that that would make it sound dumber than it already is, except to say that I actually have a grudging respect for Millar for figuring out an even better way to exploit the audience that lines up to make him rich by buying anything that triggers their 'OMG thatís so wrong!' response. In a way, itís brilliant. Itís just a shame itís not brilliant in any way that could possibly be considered 'good.'"
—Chris Sims, "The 5 Worst Comics of 2010"
"Kyle and Alex had genuine chemistry, and early on the book seemed to be setting up a status quo where Alex helped out by supplying her artist boyfriend with the common sense that God hadnít seen fit to give him. Instead, while Kyle is off having some pointless skirmishes with villains I canít be bothered to remember, a lame-ass Captain Atom villain called Major Force breaks into his apartment, throttles Alex, andÖ wellÖ
Ö yeah, this is where that got started. All that really came of Alexís death were some generic angst that transformed Kyle into the Peter Parker knockoff he otherwise might not have been...how different would the '90s Kyle Rayner Green Lantern book have been if Kyle had been written as a guy trying to hold down a freelance career, a superhero gig, and a serious relationship with a lovely lady? It certainly wouldnít have degenerated into the sad farce it became, where Kyle had nobody to talk to except the Middle Eastern coffee guy and whatever lame third-string super-heroine he was banging that month. When Kyle Raynerís creators stuffed Alex in that fridge, they might as well have put a bullet in Kyle, too."
—Topless Robot on the Trope Namer
"Gwenís death scene is so funny, in fact, that it almost distracts from how offensively misogynist the whole thing is. Not because Gwen dies; thatís fine. Itís the context in which she dies. Peter has spent the whole movie being protective of Gwen while being haunted by the ghost of her father who wanted her to stay away from Peter for her own safety... Gwen insists on coming along despite Peterís best efforts to stop her. She even makes this big speech about how no oneís telling her what to do and sheís making her own decisions. The end result is that when the Green Beavis kills her, the reaction is essentially, 'oh, why didnít poor, fragile Gwen listen to the men in her life like she was supposed to?'"
—The Agony Booth on The Amazing Spider-Man 2
"So Connor is all busted up about the death of Rachel, but what about Brenda Wyatt, the female lead from the original movie who taught Connor to love again and who played a key role in him winning against the Kurgan? Sheís dead. Again. Run over with a car by Kell. We donít even get a mention of this until about halfway through the film. Poor Brenda. She was the best female lead not named Amanda or Tessa in this franchise, and she has been killed off three times in sequels, all off-screen or in blink-and-youíll-miss-it scenes."
—The Screamsheet on Highlander: Endgame