Quotes / Then Let Me Be Evil

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"But what do you care?? You've always been the heroine, while I had to be the one everyone said was spoiled! Okay — If they say I'm the "bad girl," then THAT's WHAT I'M GONNA BE!!"
Project A-ko, said by B-ko, shortly before whupping A-ko's ass

    Comic Books 
All right! I've had it! I've been branded an outlaw, so I'll be one! I'll pull a robbery right now!

    Fan Works 
I've always thought of myself as a monster and acted accordingly.

Midnight Sparkle :"Friendship Games are a lie. No one is interested in friendships, only victory. FRIENDSHIP IS A LIE! Power is what matters! And you can gain it right here, right now! So will you catch this chance? Or are you content with the ill fate that is about to befall you? You being hated even more? Denied everything? Having your dream shattered?!"
Sci-Twilight: "NO! I WON'T LET THEM DO THIS! NOT CINCH, NOT SHADOWBOLTS, AND NOT THIS GROUP OF "MAGIC GIRLS" EITHER! ALL OF THEM ONLY BROUGHT ME SADNESS AND MISERY, AND NOW THEY WANT TO SHATTER MY DREAMS! BUT I! HAVE! HAD! ENOUGH!!!"

Why not, if that's what they think I am I might as well meet their expectations.

If I must be a lie, it will at least be on my own terms.

Trixie: Princey ... are you insane?! This ... this isn’t like you. Trixie doesn’t like that DJ either, but don’t you think this is a bit far? Trixie knows you better than anypony. You’re not like this. You’re not THIS bad.
Blueblood: Everypony thinks I am. Why should I bother arguing with them? Might as well go for broke.
Trixie: This is only going to make everypony hate you even more! You do realize that, right? You're not THAT stupid, are you? NOPONY is going to like you after this.
Blueblood: Nopony ever liked me to start with. I'm tired of caring.

"You don't want to be friends anymore, then fine! I've had it! I'm done playing nice! If everypony wants to see me and Silver Spoon as the so-called rich brats, then we'll give you all what you want! The only two we can rely on is ourselves!"
Diamond Tiara (in her diary), Why Am I Crying

Flam: "But in Equestria we're not innovators, we're... novelty shop salesponies. A traveling potion and gadget show. So why NOT sell them junk, if that's how they're going to treat everything we invent?"
Flim: "The average pony acts as if living in the past is the key to an eternal golden age. Why should we waste our best efforts on ponies who think that Status Quo is God?"

    Film—Animated 
"You want me to be the bad guy? Fine — now I'm the bad guy...

"If the world is only going to see a fox as shifty and untrustworthy, there's no point in trying to be anything else."

    Film—Live Action 
Where once was light, now darkness falls.
Where once was love, love is no more.
Don't say goodbye...
Don't say I didn't try.

These tears we cry, are falling rain,
For all the lies you told us, the hurt, the blame.
And we will weep to be so alone.
We are lost, we can never go home...

So in the end, I'll be what I will be.
No loyal friend was ever there for me.
Now we say goodbye.
We say you didn't try.

These tears you cry, have come too late!
Take back the lies, the hurt, the blame!
And you will weep when you face the end alone,
You are lost, you can never go home,
You are lost, you can never go home...

"You know all those "dangerous mutants" you hear about on the news? I'm the worst one."
Pyro, X2: X-Men United

    Literature 
You get treated like a dumb animal long enough, that's what you become.

I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind? You, my creator, would tear me to pieces, and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pities me? You would not call it murder, if you could precipitate me into one of those ice-rifts, and destroy my frame, the work of your own hands. Shall I respect man when he contemns me? Let him live with me in the interchange of kindness; and, instead of injury I would bestow every benefit upon him with tears of gratitude at his acceptance. But that cannot be; the human senses are insurmountable barriers to our union. Yet mine shall not be the submission of abject slavery. I will revenge my injuries: If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear, and chiefly towards you my arch-enemy, because my creator, do I swear inextinguishable hatred. Have a care: I will work at your destruction, nor finish until I desolate your heart, so that you shall curse the hour of your birth.
The Creature, Frankenstein.

I am a rat. And there is no light for rats. There will be no light for me.
Chiaroscuro, The Tale of Despereaux

    Live-Action TV 
This city doesn't deserve a better tomorrow! It deserves to DROWN in its FILTH! It deserves people like my father! People like you!

I have one regret. I regret ever coming to this place with the assumption that a reconciliation could be found. That reason could be a bridge between us. Everyone is a monster to someone. Since you are so convinced that I am yours, I will be it.
Captain Flint, Black Sails

Jimmy: Help me out here. Did I dream it, or did I have $1,600,000 on my desk in cash? When I close my eyes, I can still see it. It's burned into my retinas like I was staring into the sun. No one on God's green Earth knew we had it. We could have split it 50-50. We could have gone home with $800,000 each! Tax-free!
Mike: ...Your point being?
Jimmy: Why didn't we?! What stopped us?!
Mike: I remember you saying something about "doing the right thing".
Jimmy: I don't even know what that means.
Mike: You wanna know why I didn't take that money? Is that what you're asking?
Jimmy: Yeah, that's what I'm asking.
Mike: Me personally? I was hired to do a job. I did it. That's as far as it goes.
Jimmy: Yeah. Well, I know what stopped me. And you know what? It's never stoppin' me again.

Reese: What exactly was your plan? You were accused of being a drug dealer, so then you decided to become one?
Jordan Hester: No one would believe me. And I was always a bit of an introvert, you know? A private person?
Reese: Yeah, I know the type.
Hester: I never thought that I would be punished for it. My old boss, police... People hear you're a drug dealer, they stop listening to you. I mean, have you ever hit bottom? I never realized how far down I could go. After a while, I figured, if people keep thinking I'm this "bad guy", why do I keep trying to convince them that I'm not?

    Music 
You don't see me
When I'm trying to do right
Maybe you gonna see me now
Al Jarreau, "You Don't See Me"

Can you read between the lines?
Or are you stuck in black and white?
Hope I'm on the list of people that you hate
It's time you met the monster that you have helped create

It seems you're having some trouble in dealing with these changes...
The world is a scary place now that you've woken up the demon in me.
Disturbed, "Down With the Sickness"

I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
And I fear no evil, because I'm blind to it all.
My mind, and my gun, they comfort me,
because I know I'll kill my enemies when they come.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.
And I will dwell on this Earth forevermore.
I walk beside the still waters, and they restore my soul.
But I can't walk on the path of the right,
because I'm wrong.
No, I can't walk on the path of the right,
because I'm wrong.
Shawn James, "Through the Valley"

    Tabletop Games 
You have to remember I didn't choose this. I would never have chosen this. It's not my fault I have cloven hooves instead of feet, and it didn't make me a bad person. It was you, you and your kind, you made me a bad person. You fear anything that's different. My own village feared me once they found out, called me tainted by Chaos, drove me out of the town with torches and pitchforks, they did. Well, I'm not one to argue with my old neighbours, especially when they outnumber me fifty-to-one. If they thought I was some kind of Chaos Beast, well, I felt it would be only fair if I lived up to their fears.

I fled to the woods, and there I found more Mutants, more of my kind. We lived by scavenging and raiding, mostly, 'til we ended up fighting the Beastmen. Yes, they killed most of my companions, but when they took me among them when they saw I was part Beast myself, and when they saw how well I fought, that was when I had to make the decision. It was clear I was never going to make much of a name for myself among them just for what I was - the lack of horns soon put paid to any illusion I might have had about that. So the best way I could make myself useful to them, make sure I didn't end up on a cooking spit myself, was to lead them to the village and tell them what it had in way of defences and loot. Turnabout is fair play, after all. It had been quite clear to me that I was no longer welcome there myself, so what were the people to me? Nothing. Nothing but tasty meat and good loot. Yes, that's right, I ate my own erstwhile neighbours when the fight was done, or bits of them anyway... Bov the Butcher's shoulder was particularly good, fat and succulent.

Yes, I'm a monster. A monster made by you. You and your kind.
Karl Schulman, former schoolteacher of Dannenberg village, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

    Theatre 
Salarino: Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take his flesh: what's that good for?
Shylock: To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what's his reason? I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villainy you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.

Thou call'dst me dog before thou hadst a cause;
But, since I am a dog, beware my fangs.

And therefore, since I cannot prove the lover
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain,
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.

I'm gonna be what they want.
I'm gonna be what they say.
Hey world, I'll do it your way!
You're lookin' for a monster, well it's your lucky day!
Shrek, "Gonna Build a Wall," Shrek the Musical

All right, enough - so be it - so be it, then
Let all Oz be agreed
I'm wicked through and through
Since I cannot succeed, Fiyero, saving you
I promise no good deed
Will I attempt to do again
Ever again
No good deed will I do again!
Elphaba, Wicked, "No Good Deed"

    Video Games 
If you're gonna treat me like a bandit, then that's exactly what I'm gonna be!
The Slab King, AKA Brick, Borderlands 2

I am not giving up. I am giving in. Meredith expects Blood Magic? Then I shall give it to her! Maker help us all...
Orsino, Dragon Age II

There's nothing left for me. No place to return to, nobody to love, and nothing to believe in... Nothing... but Demons... ... I will become a Demon... In doing so, I shall teach humanity the folly of their selfishness! From now on... I am no longer Oersted... I am... The Demon King... Odio...!
Demon King Odio, AKA Oersted, Live A Live

Treat people like animals long enough, they'll start acting like animals.
Adam Jensen, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Since your name has been disgraced already, why not hoist the flag and wreak havoc...? The "other you" who exists within desires it thus...

    Visual Novel 
She was originally an innocent person, but after suffering from repeated betrayal, she thought "Hmmm, fine, I might as well sink to rock bottom." Because of this, she was tainted by evil.
Fate/side material, concerning Caster (also known as Medea)

    Webcomics 
Tiger: A good deed by a supervillain, that's rich.
Dr. Universe: Ask the average Joe today who the villains are, and he'll name the banker! The scientist! The entrepreneur! Ask him who his heroes are, and he'll name an actor or a pop star! If that is the standard of the day, then I absolutely am a supervillain!

    Web Original 
If the world won't love me, I'll teach it to fear me instead.
Sweetie Bot, Friendship is Witchcraft

No. I can't do "whatever it takes." They'll never forgive me... ...so what's the point? Waste away in a dungeon? Banished back to ice? Blown up again? I can't. I won't. So I might as well... ...go out with a bang. Just embrace the hate.. Just embrace the fear.. ...And release it.
— King Sombra, Ask King Sombra

    Western Animation 
I tried to be good. I really did. But if that's not good enough, fine! Let's get back to basics!
Harley Quinn, Batman: The Animated Series

    Other 
It's hard to fly with the eagles when you're surrounded by turkeys.
Anon

It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished. But if innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizen will say, “whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial, for innocence itself is no protection,” and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizen that would be the end of security whatsoever.”
John Adams


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