Quotes / Stuffed into the Fridge

Comic Books

'"I'm so glad I never washed this particular costume. Smells like death, blondes, and victory."''
Norman Osborn, Warren Ellis' Thunderbolts 120 (2008)


Darling, I'm killed
I'm in a puddle on the floor

"I took his head and raped his woman before his body was even cold!"
The Kurgan, Highlander

"They tell me your son squealed like a girl when they nailed him to the cross. And your wife moaned like a whore when they ravished her... again... and again... and again."

Live-action TV

Doctor: Is Peri dead?
Valeyard: No.
Inquisitor: Then what was the point of showing that last sequence?
Valeyard: Simply as further evidence of the Doctor's interference.
Inquisitor: I thought it was somewhat gratuitous.

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"

Video Games

"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

Web Animation

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... 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) ...nooo.
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!


"Matthew is giving me plenty of attention. Attention from mass murderers who love watching the face of a person lose their spouse forever. And in this scenario I'M THE DYING SPOUSE!!"

Web Original

"It's time to play the Neon Genesis Evangelion drinking game! Wounded Rei count 1, Drink"

"There’s one and only one reason that happens, and it’s to piss off the male character. It’s using a trauma you don’t understand in a way whose implications you can’t understand... and if you don’t understand, you shouldn’t be writing rape scenes."
Laura Hudson on Kick-Ass 2

"For those of you who wisely chose to skip out on Millar’s thinly veiled ''what if Batman was a bad guy!!!' fanfic, the third issue sees Nemesis kidnap a police chief’s 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 can’t 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 that’s so wrong!' response. In a way, it’s brilliant. It’s just a shame it’s not brilliant in any way that could possibly be considered 'good.'"

"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 hadn’t seen fit to give him. Instead, while Kyle is off having some pointless skirmishes with villains I can’t be bothered to remember, a lame-ass Captain Atom villain called Major Force breaks into his apartment, throttles Alex, and… well…
… yeah, this is where that got started. All that really came of Alex’s death were some generic angst that transformed Kyle into the Peter Parker knockoff he otherwise might not have been...It certainly wouldn’t 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 Rayner’s creators stuffed Alex in that fridge, they might as well have put a bullet in Kyle, too."
Topless Robot on the Trope Namer

"Gwen’s death scene is so funny, in fact, that it almost distracts from how offensively misogynist the whole thing is... Gwen insists on coming along despite Peter’s best efforts to stop her. She even makes this big speech about how no one’s telling her what to do and she’s making her own decisions. The end result is that when the Green Beavis kills her, the reaction is essentially, 'oh, why didn’t poor, fragile Gwen listen to the men in her life like she was supposed to?'"

"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? She’s dead. Again. Run over with a car by Kell. We don’t 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-you’ll-miss-it scenes."
The Screamsheet on Highlander: Endgame

Real Life

"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."

"They needed a rape. Because there’s nothing quite so badass as rape, let's face it. And the victim couldn’t been from the usual suspects: “The Black Raven” (done that already plus ovaries ripped out), “Bondage Queen” (wasn’t she raped like every issue—at least mentally?), “Demon-Girl” (she was already paralyzed from the last pseudo-raping and that provided all sorts of logistical nightmares for the artist).

No, they had to find the most innocent, virginal, good-natured “nice” character they could find and ravage her not once but twice."
—Comic writer Valerie D’Orazio on the fallout from "Personality Plight"

"It's like, "Oh his wife was raped and murdered so he's going to go out and destroy the world." That's so often what it's about, just this kind of de rigueur storytelling to spice up often male character...I've been calling them the NTSDs, which stands for naked, tied-up, dead, I can't remember. They've just become so ubiquitous, it's like numbing the audience to what is a horrific violation."
Melissa Rosenberg, exec producer of Jessica Jones