Quotes / The Bad Guy Wins

Dan, I'm not a Republic serial villain. Do you seriously think I'd explain my master-stroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty five minutes ago.
Ozymandias, Watchmen

"Gentlemen, since you are about to die anyway, I may as well tell you the entire plot! Think of villains, Jack. You want Dracula? Dra-cool-la? Hang on, (takes out the ticket) I'll fetch him. Dracula? Huh. I can get King Kong! We'll have a nightmare with Freddy Krueger, have a surprise party for Adolf Hitler! Hannibal Lecter can do the catering, and then we'll have a christening for Rosemary's Baby! All I have to do is snap my fingers and they'll be here. They're lining up to get here, and do you know why, Jack? Should I tell you why, hmm? Because here, in this world, the bad guys can win! I shall miss you, Jack."
Benedict, Last Action Hero

For sheer impact, killing off your entire cast of characters and letting the bad guys win has to rank pretty high....The special effects team ensure that the audience is aware that there is no way back for Blake, half of his digestive system is shot clean away by Avon. Gob smacked doesn't begin to cover it. And it doesn't stop there. Arlen is revealed to be a Federation agent working deep cover and the base is surrounded. Cue the systematic massacre of the regulars, captured in glorious slow motion. With each one you're left going "but...but..." as they unbelievably they are all slaughtered...Wow, that's downbeat. And yet curiously appropriate for the most cynical of shows.
Joe Ford on Blake's 7, "Blake"

A great day, Lord Vader. Today marks the death of the Rebellion, and the birth of a new era of peace... for the Empire.
Emperor Sheev Palpatine, Endor DLC of Star Wars The Force Unleashed II

“Oh, on most days we lose. But once in a while, just once, it works. And those moments of perfect clarity where all the world is in the palm of your hand, a hundred thousand middling minds made into flawless assembly by your will? Those are worth all the rest.”
Dread Empress Regalia II, A Practical Guide To Evil

It's over, little maggots! You have lost! This is the end of my game, but just the beginning of your nightmare.
The Gatekeeper, if no-one wins before the end of Nightmare's tape

Victor: You can't let Frollo win!
Quasimodo: He already has...

At last! At long, long last! The gate between worlds has opened! The event one billion years prophesied has come to pass! The day has come; the world is finally mine!
Bill Cipher, Gravity Falls, "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future"

Game's over, my little ponies. You didn't find your precious Elements! Looks like we might be due for a big storm of chaos. (cue Evil Laugh)
Discord, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 2, Episode 1, The Return of Harmony, Part 1

The Earth Kingdom...has fallen.

Patrick: How does it end?
Burger-Beard: Well, let me see. It looks like, um, Burger Beard becomes the richest food truck proprietor in all of the land.

Indeed. But you must always remember that the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

That was it for China, Russia, most of Europe, really. More than a billion dead, all kinds of muck and shit in the atmosphere, environment utterly buggered... and then, finally, things got as worse as they could. I told you. Mushrooms grow on dead things. And we let Morrigan Lugus sporulate unfettered. A supermassive mycelial network. A mushroom mesh. A mycocomputer growing on a continent of corpses. We gave Morrigan Lugus the world.
Reddin, Supergod

Let's see what gifts we have for our guest. A traitor... dead. Two sorcerers...dead. A queen... dead. A daughter... dead. A bodyguard... dead. A thief... dead. A champion... dead. You... will... bow! To... Me.