Mage: To protect our kingdom, we needed a powerful magician. One who could even defeat himself.
Blue: And thatís why you made me fight myself!?
Female Mage: The kingdomís existence is much more important than one magicianís life. We are all born to protect our native soil from outside menaces.
Blue: Thatís the most selfish thing Iíve ever heard. Iím not willing to sacrifice myself or anyone else for this kingdom. Itís simply wrong.
Juliana: Her sacrifice will save the lives of millions of mortals, and it will be a step towards winning our endless war. Could you in good conscience walk away from that to save her?
"If you ever decide that your life is not too high a price to pay for saving the universe, let me know. We'll be ready."
— Kyubey, Puella Magi Madoka Magica
"Edric is one boy. He may be the best boy who ever drew breath and it would not matter. My duty is to the realm. How many boys dwell in Westeros? How many girls? How many men, how many women? The darkness will devour them all... what is the life of one bastard boy against a kingdom?"