Quotes: Violence Really Is the Answer

Punch, kick, punch, kick... Back in my day, good guys used their heads! They outwitted they enemies instead of outboxing them! Mindless violence. That's what the kids go for these day. Violence and lasers.
The Perfesser, The New Batman Adventures

You kind of blow your cover when you hit a guy with a piece of rebar; but when you have no choice, rebar it is.
Michael, Burn Notice

Some people think they can outsmart me. Maybe... Maybe. I've yet to meet one that could outsmart BOOLITT.'
The Heavy Weapons Guy, Team Fortress 2

Wesley: Perhaps we need a plan.
Angel: Here is the plan: we go in, I start hitting people hard in the face. See where it takes us.
Angel, "She"

We're outta options. Let's just beat it outta him!
Jake the Dog, Adventure Time

Dammit! It's the same story every time: you give people the benefit of the doubt, and they try to kill you.
Gordon Freeman, Freeman's Mind

I really wasn't expecting to use up my ammo this quick, but what can I say? This gun keeps solving my problems for me.
Gordon Freeman, Freeman's Mind

"This guy was gonna tell him where his daughter was, and he just shoots him in the face. He doesn't care. His daughter's safety is not an issue."
"This whole movie is him on a mission to kill as many people in public as possible."

Fascinating what success can do to a show. Mulder is no longer a geeky, awkward type stuck down in the basement of the FBI. Now he has the look of a fashion model (and dresses for the part too) and can be seen packing away a vicious looking gun and shooting out the tyres of a runaway van. When the driver turns out to be his old pal Krychek, he turns into a ruthless bully, kicking the shit out of him and not giving a damn about the consequences. Im not one of those people who cries because a character I like is handy with his fists, but this does seem a little like overkill. Hes gone from Sheldon Cooper to Rambo in the space of four seasons. Given his background and career this is the sort of behaviour that you might expect Agent Doggett to revel in but he never, ever does. Which, for me, makes him the superior character because Mulder just comes across as a spoilt kid beating up the ones who won't fight back because they got one up on him in the past.
Joe Ford on The X-Files, "Tunguska"

Parallel to Watchmen was Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, a comic whose fame rests largely on the fact that it has most of the sex and violence of Watchmen wedded to the moral sensibilities of Dirty Harry. In fact, it basically is just a Batman comic where Batman is Dirty Harry. There are persistent rumors that there were occasional plans to adapt the comic to film with Clint Eastwood playing the role of Batman...Whether it is Dirty Harry, Rorschach, or Batman, the badass is always conservative, in the sense of conservation — the sense of maintaining what is, and what was. The badass is the enemy of futurity.

What is most striking about "Marauders" is how eager it is to jump to a solution that involves the crew of the Enterprise shooting Klingons. After all, that is what most people remember about Star Trek, right? None of that negotiation or talking stuff?

Men behind Richard hit the line of evil's guardians with unrestrained violence. People armed only with their hatred for moral clarity fell bloodied, terribly injured, and dead. The line of people collapsed before the merciless charge. Some of the people, screaming their contempt, used their fists to attack Richard's men. They were met with swift and deadly steel.
— Excerpt from Naked Empire.

"Steve, I know I said violence was never the answer. But it has just become the answer."
Francine Smith, American Dad!