Oops, sorry sir!
— Warhammer 40,000, traditional.
I've found that by-the-book commissars tend to die heroically for the Emperor, even when the enemy is suspiciously far away.
Lord General Castor: You are to be commended on your performance these past few days. Which is why I'm putting you in for a medal... and not having you shot for insubordination.
Sergeant Major Merrick: Thank you, sir. And you've turned out to be a good commander. (under his breath) Which is why I didn't shoot you for incompetence...
Castor: What was that?
Castor: Ah... that's what I thought you said. Carry on, sergeant major. Carry on.
— Dawn of War 2: Retribution
We've killed officers in blue coats, officers in red coats, even officers in white coats; because I don't care what army an officer fights for, or what colour coat he wears, or what king he serves. A bad officer is better off dead, and a good soldier had better learn how to kill him.
— Sharpe lays it out to a troop of new recruits, while their officer in a white coat watches on.
"Commodore Fesler, an interesting statistic: Did you know that half of all officer deaths on the battlefield are the result of assassination by subordinates?" (gunshot)
— Colonel Grand, Fullmetal Alchemist
"Stray bullet it is."
— Maes Hughes and another Amestrian soldier reacting to the above, Fullmetal Alchemist
I don't even think he was aiming for me. I was just the excuse!
— Gordon Freeman, Freeman's Mind, upon seeing a marine accidentally kill two of his squadmates with a grenade launcher.
Our father is not here to protect his lapdog. We'll tell him you were murdered by some remaining Hoshidan rebels. How tragic.
— Xander, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest