Quotes / Would Hurt a Child

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    Anime and Manga 

I admit it feels awkward to attack someone looking as young as you... But the beast within me keeps howling, "Kill him or be killed!"
Heinkel, Fullmetal Alchemist

But we can kill guilty children, right?

Fourth Hokage... Minato. Back away from the jinchuuriki or your son dies at the ripe old age of one minute.
Tobi, Naruto

    Comic Books 

(upon surveying an orphan shelter that was wiped out by Judge Death)
Judge 1: Children? Why children?
Judge 2: There's no limit to the creature's evil!

    Fan Works 

I really do like kids. They don't leave much of a mess.

Goku: You're a heartless monster who slaughters everyone in his way - even children!
Freeza: Oh, please. Everyone's always on about "the children." I already tried leaving them alive, but all they ever do is grow up under my rule or dedicate their pathetic lives to revenge. (side-glance at Vegeta) Usually both. Really, killing them is a kindness. I can retract that kindness if you wish, but then who's the villain?
Goku: (totally lost) Y-you.
Freeza: No, that was a rhetorical question.
Goku: And I gave you a rhetorical answer!
Freeza: Good lord, I traded Vegeta for this!

Yulier: How dare you defile the good name of Thinker! He is the greatest, most intelligent man I have ever known!
Yui: Statistically speaking, that says more about you than it does about him.
Asuna: Touch her and I kill Thinker myself.
Yulier: ... Duly noted.

    Film - Animated 

Remember the bad guys, on those shows you used to watch on Saturday mornings? Well, these guys are not like those guys. They won't exercise restraint because you're children. They. Will. Kill you. If they get the chance. Do NOT give them that chance.
"Only one boy...? A few hundred and it's somewhat worth my time. A few thousand means good money and some job satisfaction. Fun for me begins when I'm counting in hundreds of thousands!"
—Putna, Krishna Aur Kans

Hector: Ernesto, stop! Leave the boy alone!
Ernesto: I've worked too hard, Hector! Too hard to let him destroy everything!
Hector: He's a living child, Ernesto!
Ernesto: He's a threat.

    Film - Live-Action 

Nothing would thrill me more greatly than to shoot you. Knocking off a youngster ain't gonna mean a lot to me. [...] I don't care if I get the chair, I'm gonna kill that kid!
Harry Lime, Home Alone


Children... Ah! Killing them is actually a great favor to mankind and for each person on the face of this planet, especially when those damn "cute little fucking faces" give false hopes to the humanity. I love to kill them, they are more attractive dead. I'm not the "villain" here, I'm just ridding the world of these pests.
Minerva Liddell, Date AST Like note 

Youíll want your child, I expect. Iíll send him to you when heís born. With a trebuchet.
Jaime Lannister, who averts the trope half a page later by admitting to himself that he's bluffing, A Song of Ice and Fire

Threaten a child and you will unite its parents against you. Kill a child and those who have lost it will retreat in mourning. Those around them will feel their pain and likewise look to their own families. They will keep their children close and out of schools. [...] This makes the Rebellion look unforgivably weak.
Flirry Vorru, X-Wing: The Krytos Trap

    Live-Action TV 

You'd think to children, I'd be cuter
No, I was their biggest executor
Used their guts to read the future
Says here I should get a job as a school tutor

Herod: Kill every male child up to one year old... two years old. Better the innocent should die, than the guilty should escape.
Priest: Guilty?! Your Majesty, a child?
Herod: Guilty in the womb! Guilty in the stars! I'll bring down their stars. I'll snuff them out in blood! This is my world. I will not share it with an infant! There's no room for two Kings here. Like a newborn scorpion— (stomps) underfoot! You know the mark of a real King? Courage. Even in the face of Jewish prophesy, bits of old parchment, old blind men. Ha! Now go to Bethlehem and make history! Kill!—
Adviser: But your Majesty—
Herod: Kill! Kill them all! Kill! Kill them all!

Well, looks like getting rid of a baby made my to-do list.
Regina, the Evil Queen, Once Upon a Time

You're right; I would never harm a child. But then, I knew you wouldn't either.
Elias, Person of Interest, "Baby Blue"

    Stand-Up Comedy 

The thing I hate about pedophiles is that they give other child killers a bad name. Like there's no other reason to kill a kid. I mean, what if he looked at you wrong? That's why if I ever have to kill a kid, I'm doing it from a safe distance with a sniper rifle. That way people will know I'm not some kind of sicko.
John Steinberg

    Tabletop Games 

Feeding off children is a particularly vile way to survive, but needs must as the devil drives. Whether out of cowardice or preference, such creatures are responsible for countless legends of monsters lurking in wait for bad little children. And when kids are scared out of their wits, parents are quick to disbelieve obviously delusional stories of what their predators looked like...
Vampire: The Masquerade - Clanbook: Nosferatu (Revised)

    Video Games 

I want to clear something up with you Tony, before I kill you. When you move 400 kilos a month, it's imperative that you do kill children. That way, heroes don't get confused and go on 60 Minutes. They instead crawl back into the hole they came from.
Alejandro "Alex" Sosa, Scarface: The World Is Yours

It's a beautiful day outside. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming. On days like these, kids like you... SHOULD BE BURNING IN HELL.
Sans the Skeleton, Final Boss of the Kill 'em All route of Undertale

Why the children? Are we explorers of science or bogeymen?
Dr Schreber, The Secret World


Maikos: We were attacked.
Richard: We had provisions for that.
Maikos: The town fell quickly.
Richard: Did you do as I asked with all the women and children?
Maikos: Yes, my lord. But the catapult could only fire four of them at a time.
Looking for Groupnote 

Listen, like I told your captain, the orphanage attacked me! It was self-defense!
Richard, Looking for Group

Haley: Belkar, whoever is under that pink kitty umbrella is having a tea party. They're obviously a child of some sort. We're not going to kill a child.
Belkar: Unless we have to?
Haley: What?
Belkar: Come on at least give me a little hope.
Haley: (sighs) OK, we're not going to kill a child unless we absolutely have to.
Belkar: Good enough.

    Western Animation 

Roger: He started it.
Stan: So you were going to drown him in the river?!
Roger: Well, how do you kill babies?

The Boulder: The Boulder feels conflicted about fighting a young blind girl.
Toph: Sounds to me like you're scared, Boulder.
The Boulder: The Boulder is over his conflicted feelings, and now he's ready to bury you in a rockalanche!

The code. No tricks, or she'll make quite an ugly stain on the street.
Taurus Bulba, Darkwing Duck

You two wait here! I've got some children I need to make into corpses!
Bill Cipher, Gravity Falls

Alright, Ford, times up! I've got the kids, I think I'm going to kill one of them now just for the heck of it!
Bill Cipher, Gravity Falls