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Quotes: The Dreaded
"What matters in that kind of role is not how many lines you have, but how few. What counts is how much the other characters talk about you."

"I'd have to look it up to be sure, but I think this fight happened when Wanderlei [Silva] was in the middle of a 255-fight winning streak, all of them via head stomp. He's crushed the heads of so many of their people that in Japan, the emergency code for a Wanderlei Silva attack is 001. And any police that respond to a 001 are required to go in wearing a wetsuit so their bodies are easier to clean up."

"I'm 47. 47 years old. Know how I stayed alive this long? All these years? Fear. The spectacle of fearsome acts. Somebody steals from me: I cut off his hands. He offends me: I cut out his tongue. He rises against me: I cut off his head, stick it on a pike. Raise it high up so all in the streets can see. That's what preserves the order of things. Fear."

"In selfish men caution is as secure an armour for their foes as for themselves."

"Criminals are a superstitious cowardly lot, so my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible..."

"Look around you: you'll see two councilmen, a union official, a couple off-duty cops, and a judge. Now, I wouldn't have a second's hesitation of blowing your head off right here and right now in front of 'em. Now, that's power you can't buy. That's the power of fear."
Carmine Falcone, Batman Begins

"Weeks or months ago, I might have had a hard time wearing that confidence the way Jack did. The history, the long sequence of events and conflicts where wed come out ahead in our respective teams, it could just as easily be a burden, the accumulated weight of the various precedents wed set, but wed made it into our armor, something to make our enemies hesitate at a critical juncture."
Taylor commenting on using her reputation, Worm

"Seven Kingdoms united in fear of Tywin Lannister."
Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

Walter White: You all know exactly who I am. Say My Name.
Declan: Do what? I don'tI don't have a damn clue who the hell you are.
Walter: Yeah, you do. I'm the cook. I'm the man who killed Gus Fring.
Declan: Bullshit. Cartel got Fring.
Walter: You sure? That's right. Now say my name.
Declan: *Quietly* ...You're Heisenberg.
Walter: You're goddamn right.
Breaking Bad, "Say My Name"

Outside the prison on Ryker's Island, Hurricane Linda rages. Inside? A storm of whispers chills the inmates to the bone. They fear the storm to come. That's how I like it. I am like the hurricane. There's a calm in my eye. And I'd like to blow them all away....

"Someone said setup, hands slid towards holstered pistols. Someone said cops and I put the charge aside in case, but it made no sense... Someone said Punisher and the room turned arctic, if only for a second. Gratifying. But way too flattering."
Frank Castle, The Punisher MAX #50

Rose: "Five million Cybermen? Easy. One Doctor? Now you're scared."

"When the Krogan name a Thresher Maw, you know you're in trouble. They don't think anyone is ever gonna kill it."
Garrus on Kalros, Mass Effect 3

"If you see the Beast, just run. Just run, and don't stop."
Anderson, Nan Quest

"Fear. Fear attracts the fearful, the strong, the weak, the innocent, the corrupt...fear. Fear is my ally."
Darth Maul, The Phantom Menace (promotional clip)

Dying Reaper: Shepard!
Shepard: You know who I am?
"There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior. A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world."
The Doctor, unknowingly talking about himself, Doctor Who, "The Pandorica Opens"

"Do not pursue Lu Bu."
Yuan Shao, Dynasty Warriors

"But there is one they fear. In their tongue, he is Dovahkiin: Dragonborn!"
Esbern, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim trailer

" I fear no man. But that.... Thing. It scares me."
Heavy Weapons Guy talking about The Pyro, Team Fortress 2

"It is the benders' turn to experience fear."

Goose: ...holy shit, it's Viper.
Maverick: He's probably saying, "Holy shit, it's Maverick and Goose."
Goose: Yeah, I'm sure he's sayin' it.

Mike (As Chester while talking about Mal): There's a storm a-coming, dang nabbit!...''
Mike (As Svetlana while talking about Mal): I'm scared! After all those years, he's gonna return...
Total Drama All Stars, "Evil Dread"

Complains of Names: Ears! Thaco! Here comes Kore!
Minmax: The goblins are leaving. Why are the goblins leaving? Huh? Who's that guy?
Forgath: Wait. Kore? You mean like... The Kore? The Cursed Scourge of the Realm? Last of the greyhill paladins? That Kore? Oh no.''

"...why would every student in the school be afraid of a group of bullies!? What, do they stuff TNT down their pants!?"

"But [Lussk's] most outstanding feature was the self-contained silence that hovered around him like a lethal cloud. To approach him closely was to experience a climate of dull dread; the one or two times Nickter had accidentally bumped into Lussk in the halls of the academy, he'd actually felt the temperature drop along with the oxygen content. Lussk emanated menace; he breathed it out like carbon dioxide."

"...I was terrified of him. Everyone was terrified of Doug. I've seen grown men... pull their own heads off rather than see Doug. Even Dimsdale was frightened of Doug..."
Monty Python's Flying Circus, Piranha Brothers sketch

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