Quotes / The World Is Always Doomed

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    Fan Works 

Lindy: It's a bit hard to picture, isn't it? The thought that in four days, our home might just be... gone.
Mizetto: Not to anyone who lived through the Testarossa Experiment. Or the 2nd and 4th Book of Darkness incidents. Or the Orion Cascade. Or the unearthing of the Panoptichron. Or the...
Lindy: Midchilda gets almost destroyed a lot, doesn't it?

    Film - Animated 

No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved, y'know? For a little bit? I - I feel like the maid! "I just cleaned up this mess, can we keep it clean for - for ten minutes?! (laughs) Please?"
Mr. Incredible, The Incredibles

    Film - Live-Action 

J: Man, we ain't got time for this cover-up bullshit! I don't know whether or not you've forgotten, but there's an Arquillian Battle Cruiser that's about to-
K: There's always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet, and the only way these people can get on with their happy lives is that they do. Not. Know about it.

Luthor: Is the world gonna be vaporized?
Superman: No, Luthor, it's as it always was: on the brink. With good fighting evil. See you in twenty.

    Live-Action TV 

Angel: I helped save the world, you know.
Spike: Like I haven't.
Angel: Yeah, but I've done it a lot more.
Spike: Oh, please.
Angel: I closed the Hellmouth.
Spike: I've done that.
Angel: Yeah, you wore a necklace. You know, I helped kill the Mayor and, uh, and Jasmine...
Spike: Do those really count as saving the world?
Angel: I stopped Acathla. That saved the world.
Spike: Buffy ran you through with a sword!
Angel: Yeah, but I made her do it. (Spike gives him a disbelieving look) I signaled her with my eyes.
Spike: She killed you. I helped her! That one counts as mine.

Oh God, is the world ending? I have to research a paper on Bosnia for tomorrow, but if the world's ending, I'm not gonna bother.
Cordelia, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Helpless"

Giles: It's the end of the world.
Buffy, Willow, Xander: Again?

Buffy. When I saw you stop the world from, you know, ending, I just assumed that was a big week for you. It turns out I suddenly find myself needing to know the plural of apocalypse.
Riley, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "A New Man"

Buffy: This is how many apocalypses now?
Giles: Oh, well... uh, six at least. Feels like a hundred.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "The Gift"

I have recently calculated that I have saved every planet in the known universe a minimum of twenty-seven times.
The Doctor, Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death

Richard Nixon: So we're safe again?
The Doctor: Safe?! No, of course you're not safe. There's about a billion other things out there just waiting to burn your whole world. But, if you want to pretend you're safe just so you can sleep at night, okay - you're safe. But not really.
Doctor Who, "Day of the Moon"

Oh, there it is. Silly old universe. The more I save it, the more it needs saving. It's a treadmill.
Twelfth Doctor, Doctor Who, "Twice Upon A Time"

This world looks as dangerous as ever, huh?
Captain Marvelous, in his guest appearance in Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger

Supergirl: Either of you ever save the world before?
The Flash: Mmm-hmm.
Green Arrow: Last year.
Supergirl: It doesn't get old, does it?
Legends of Tomorrow, "Invasion"

Dean: This is stupid. Our quality of life is crap, we've got Purgatory's Least Wanted everywhere and we're on our third "the world is screwed" issue in, what, three years? When we've steered the bus away from the cliff twice already?
Sam: Someone's gotta do it.
Dean: What if the bus wants to go over the cliff?
Sam: You think the world wants to end?
Dean: I think that if we hadn't taken its belt and all its pens each year that, yeah, the whole enchilada woulda offed itself already.
Supernatural, "How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters"


But you tell me over and over
And over again, my friend
You don't believe we're on the eve
Of destruction
Barry McGuire, "Eve of Destruction"

    Tabletop Games 

Exalted is a game where one of your main antagonists is Death, Creator of the Underworld. Except there's several of him, probably six or seven. Oh, and he's got 13 dread henchmen, one of whom was probably you at some point in time. Also, Hell has a personal grudge against you this time. Did I mention Magical America regularly trains and sends ninjas out for you personally? Ninjas specially trained in ass-kicking? Which, if they won't work, they keep giant robotic suits of armor on reserve for. Oh, and the Transformers have united under Omicron, and are invading. The Jedi have corrupted Heaven and usurped your rightful place as the Masters of Everything. Your ex-wife just dropped by, and she's a two thousand year old shape-changing man-eating monster now, interested in maybe going on a date next Thursday. Your best friend from your last life and while growing up now seeks to cover all the lands of Middle Earth in darkness, if he can just find this damn ring. And your God has the world's biggest crack habit, and needs some serious rehab.
Darius Solluman on Exalted

When the battle is over, your work is not done. Your duty is not a destination. It is a journey. Victory is merely a landmark on that road, you will never reach a point where your work is done and you can leave the fighting to others. You will die with the road still to be walked.
Daenyathos, "The Bullet and the Skull," Warhammer 40,000

    Video Games 

Lord Jaraxxus when conceding, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Commander Shepard: Trillions of lives are at risk!
Vendetta: Trillions of lives are always at risk.


Jean: Bob, she's not here to warn us about some kind of... impending apocalypse again, is she?
Bob: Uh, no! No. I asked! I think it's something nice this time.

    Web Original 

It's the DC Universe, the end of the world isn't even an excuse for getting off work anymore.
Linkara, Atop the Fourth Wall

For some reason, every other week it was freaking Ragnarok in Ponyland, with some big baddie trying to enslave the ponies, steal some magical artifact, or wipe everything off the maps so they could just Take Over the World.
Chad Rocco, Familiar Faces: My Little Pony Retrospective, Part 1

I watched the world nearly die in a thousand thousand terrible ways. Sometimes we would have had time to scream.
I'm alive to write about it. You want happy endings? Fuck you.
You're alive to read it.
God help us all.
Secure. Contain. Protect.

    Western Animation 

Oh, we're doomed! Every year, we're doomed!
Professor Farnsworth, Futurama

Max: What's going on here?
Virgil: Oh, merely the end of the world!
Max: Oh, good. I was afraid it was something serious.