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->'''Vila:''' Where are all the good guys?
->'''Blake:''' You could be looking at [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits them.]]
->'''Avon:''' What a very depressing thought.
-->-- ''Series/BlakesSeven'', "Shadow"

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->''"Dark Billy, I am aware that there is no such thing as a good man. There only people from those with glaring moral flaws brought into light out of desperation such as myself, to the psychotic, sadistic sort who lives for themselves such as you. I am also aware that war isn't about who is right, but who is left. Knowing this, may the battle between the desperate and the horrible commence."''
-->''-Dark Elliot[[spoiler:/Elliot Sigma]], [[Roleplay/HungerGamesSimulation HGS:]] Convergence''

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-->-- '''[[Web Video/BennettTheSage Bennett the Sage]]''', on ''Manga/ElfenLied''

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-->-- '''[[Web Video/BennettTheSage '''[[WebVideo/BennettTheSage Bennett the Sage]]''', on ''Manga/ElfenLied''

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->If your [[VillainProtagonist "heroine"]] is a [[AxCrazy murdering butcher]] half the time, how do you keep the audience from wanting her to be captured and/or put down? She can't just keep taking down [[RedShirt nameless and faceless guards]] all the time, so what do you do? Make nearly ''everyone'' around her [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters the most]] [[MoralEventHorizon irredeemable]] [[AssholeVictim fucksticks]] in the ''history'' of fucksticks.
-->-- '''[[Web Video/BennettTheSage Bennett the Sage]]''', on ''Manga/ElfenLied''



->''"Let me give you some advice, Captain. It may help you to make sense of the world. I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are the good people and the bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides."''
-->-- '''Lord Vetinari''', ''Discworld/GuardsGuards''



->The good guys are bad, and the bad guys even worse.
-->-- Trailer for ''Line of Fire''

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->Sometimes, life seems so complicated. Nothing is truly good or truly evil. Everything seems to be a shade of grey. And then you spend some time with a man like Dukat, and you realize that there is really such a thing as truly evil.
-->-- '''Capt. Benjamin Sisko''', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Waltz"


->You probably heard we ain't in the prisoner-takin' business; we in the killin' Nazi business. And cousin, business is '''a-boomin'''[='=].
-->--'''Aldo''', ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''

->How many people had I already killed? There were those six that I knew about for sure. Close enough to blow their last breath in my face. But this time, it was an American and an officer. That wasn't supposed to make any difference to me, but it did. Shit, charging a man with murder in ''this'' place was like handing out speeding tickets in the Indy 500.
-->--'''Willard''', ''Film/ApocalypseNow''



->We're here in Hell because we rebelled against the rules of Heaven. What would it look like if we started to make unreasonable rules and expect hellians to obey them?
-->--'''Lucifer, ''[[Literature/DoraWilkSeries Winner Takes It All]]'' '''



->Lawmakers, lawbreakers; let us fight them all, why not.
-->--'''Kerr Avon''', ''Series/BlakesSeven'' ("Shadow")

->Being a spy, you have to get comfortable with the idea of people doing bad things for good reasons; doing ''good'' things for ''bad'' reasons. You do the best you can.
-->--'''Michael''', ''Series/BurnNotice'' ("Broken Rules")

->'''Cigarette Smoking Man:''' Look at me. [[LonelyAtTheTop No wife, no family.]] Some "power." Iím in the game because I believe what Iím doing is right.\\
'''Mulder:''' Right? Who are you to decide whatís right?\\
'''Cigarette Smoking Man''': Who are ''you?''
-->--''Series/TheXFiles'', "One Breath"

->On Earth, [[SugarBowl there is no poverty, no crime, no war.]] You look out the window of Starfleet Headquarters and you see paradise. Well, it's easy to be a saint in paradise, but the Maquis do not live in paradise. Out there in the Demilitarized Zone, all the problems haven't been solved yet. Out there, there are no saints; just people. Angry, scared, determined people who are going to do whatever it takes to survive, whether it meets with Federation approval or not!
-->--'''Cap. Benjamin Sisko''', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' ("The Maquis Pt. 2")

->If the only thing they are doing is torching Drexler's heroin, we shouldn't be trying to kill them, we should be sending them ''a fruit basket!''
-->--''Series/{{Revolution}}'', "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E6SexAndDrugs Sex and Drugs]]"



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->[=DS9=] is honest enough to treat its characters as real people, not cardboard 'good guys' or 'bad guys.' For instance, Kira is a terrorist, not a 'freedom fighter,' regardless of the fact that we like her, sympathize with her, and are rooting for her to succeed... although it's not always clear that she's in the right.
-->--'''Holly E. Ordway''' [[http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/8263/star-trek-deep-space-nine-season-6/ on]] ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''

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->Although in retrospect, the path to whatever "Good" ends to these quests exist, your way there is always murky in the heat of the moment. ''VideoGame/TheWitcher 3'' punishes brash heroism and quick judgements. Playing a thoroughly-evil Gerald who makes this world worse than he started is probably gonna happen by accident, even if you have good intentions...the "Mature" rating on the the box actually describes what's inside.
-->--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeP-kUKxwP8 George Weidman]]'''


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->[[AC:Vote for the Crook: It's Important]]
-->--Bumper sticker during Edwin Edwards / [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan David Duke]] gubernatorial race, 1991



->Life -- the way it really is -- is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse.
-->-- '''Joseph Brodsky'''


-->-- ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'''

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-->-- ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}''

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-->-- ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}''''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'''

->What you lookin' at? You all a bunch of fuckin' assholes. You know why? You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so [[DesignatedVillain you can point your fuckin' fingers and say, "That's the bad guy."]] So... what that make you? Good? You're not good. [[DirtyCoward You just know how to hide, how to lie.]] Me, I don't have that problem. Me, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.]] So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through! Better get outta his way!
-->-- '''Tony Montana''', ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}''


->Every fantasy RPG written has the following super-simple, (in my mind) terrible plot: You're the hero because [[TheChooserOfTheOne you're told so in the beginning]]. Your job to is to kill that [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Big Boss Henchman.]] The Henchman ''waits'' for you [[OrcusOnHisThrone to come kill him.]] Along the way you [[KleptomaniacHero pillage and plunder]] and minimax your way to [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind the strength required to kill him.]] TA-DA. The game's over.\\\
And I'm going, "Man, there's gotta be a better game than that. There's gotta be a better ''story'' than that." I don't think I have anything particularly against boss monsters. But I don't really have much of an interest in them.
-->--'''Richard Garriot''', ''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Britiannia Burns]]''


->'''Ex-President [[JosefStalin "The Beast"]]:''' My job is to keep the majority of the people in this country alive. Thatís it. If fifty-one percent eat a meal tomorrow and forty-nine percent donít, Iíve done my job.\\

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->'''Ex-President [[JosefStalin [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin "The Beast"]]:''' My job is to keep the majority of the people in this country alive. Thatís That's it. If fifty-one percent eat a meal tomorrow and forty-nine percent donít, don't, Iíve done my job.\\


--> '''[[ByTheBookCop Ward]]''': Just don't lose sight of whose rights are being violated!
--> '''[[CowboyCop Anderson]]''': Don't put me on your perch, Mr. Ward.
--> '''Ward''': Don't drag me into your gutter, Mr. Anderson!
--> '''Anderson''': [[TheKlan These people]] are crawling out of the SEWER, MR. WARD! Maybe the gutter's where we outta be!

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--> -> '''[[ByTheBookCop Ward]]''': Just don't lose sight of whose rights are being violated!
--> -> '''[[CowboyCop Anderson]]''': Don't put me on your perch, Mr. Ward.
--> -> '''Ward''': Don't drag me into your gutter, Mr. Anderson!
--> -> '''Anderson''': [[TheKlan These people]] are crawling out of the SEWER, MR. WARD! Maybe the gutter's where we outta be!

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->'''Megan''': Wait! You're my hero!
->'''[[HeroicComedicSociopath Wade]]''': No, no, no, no, no. That I ain't.
->'''Wade (narrating)''': Nope, never will be. I'm just a bad guy who gets paid to fuck up worse guys.
-->-- ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}''

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