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...
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
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.
I had experienced terror before, had woken up next to my murdered family and been chased by zombies. Over the past week I had looked death and worse in the eye, and while I didn’t laugh at it I had survived. I had kept my head and gotten myself to safety each time. But against this stallion, such a thing was impossible. Looking at him obliterated all thought, bone deep fear gripped my heart and lungs in a vice and a cold clammy sweat soaked me. Adrenaline burned in my veins, telling me, begging me to run, but my hooves were out of my control as surly as if I had sunken into the stone floor. I wasn’t just feeling fear, I was looking at it.
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.
John isn't exactly the boogeyman. He's the guy you send to kill
the fucking boogeyman.
Fear. Fear attracts the fearful, the strong, the weak, the innocent, the corrupt... fear. Fear is my ally.
Holy shit, it's Viper
He's probably saying, "Holy shit, it's Maverick and Goose." Goose:
Yeah, I'm sure
he's sayin' it.
You all know exactly
who I am. Say my name
Do what? I don't–I 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:
) ...You're Heisenberg
You're goddamn right.
Five million Cybermen
? Easy. One Doctor? Now
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 describing himself
, Doctor Who
, "The Pandorica Opens"
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...
: By my count, we've added at least two years to our journey by avoiding the Borg. I'm tired of turning tail every time we detect a Cube. Chakotay:
Better safe than assimilated
: Caution's nothing without charisma! For if a man plays the fool, then it's only fools he'll persuade. But appear to be the devil, and all men will submit. Edward
: And would you be the devil? Blackbeard
: For an audience, aye. It's all a big show. Give your quarry something to fear, some hellish thing from a fever'd dream, and men will drop to their knees pleading for their Lord before aught else!
: Wait! You are no Tevinter! Who are you? Warden
: I am [Name
], the Grey Warden. Tevinter Soldier
: Oh no
, I have
heard of you! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! ATTACK!
But there is one they
fear. In their tongue, he is Dovahkiin
When the Krogan
name a Thresher Maw
, you know you're in trouble. They don't think anyone is ever gonna kill it.
The Heavy: I fear no man!
But that thing
... It scares me. The Scout:
No, I-I ain't talkin' about that freak
, alright?... He's not here, is she
?! How do I get this damn thing off?! The Spy:
to imagine what inhuman thoughts lie behind that mask. What dreams of chronic and sustained cruelty
Why would every student in the school be afraid of a group of bullies?! What, do they stuff TNT down their pants!?
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
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 we’d come out ahead in our respective teams, it could just as easily be a burden, the accumulated weight of the various precedents we’d set, but we’d made it into our armor, something to make our enemies hesitate at a critical juncture.
: If the Earth Kingdom finds us, they'll have us killed. Iroh
: But if the Fire Nation finds us, they'll hand us over to Azula
: Earth Kingdom it is.
The time has come for benders
to experience fear.
(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...