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-->--'''Simon Stagg''', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''

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-->--'''Simon -->-- '''Simon Stagg''', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''
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->''"If you worked this hard at a legit job, you wouldn't need to be criminals!"''
-->-- '''Spider-Man''', ''VideoGame/SpiderManPS4''


->Dr. Evil, I spent 30 years of my life turning this two-bit evil empire into a world class multinational. I was going to have a cover story in ''Forbes''. But you, like an idiot, wanted to {{take over the world}}. And you don't realize there ''is'' no "world" anymore! [[PrivatelyOwnedSociety It's only corporations!]]

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->Dr. Evil, I spent 30 years of my life turning this two-bit evil empire into a world class multinational. I was going to have a cover story in ''Forbes''. But ''Forbes'', but you, like an idiot, wanted to {{take over the world}}. And you don't realize there ''is'' no "world" anymore! [[PrivatelyOwnedSociety It's only corporations!]]


->Okay, seriously, just answer this one for me. Why does Donovan even ''need'' to sell these [[BadassTransplant sunglasses]]? It's not like he needs the money! [[Fiction500 He owns a tropical island and runs a tournament in which he just gives away ten million dollars a year]] and surrounds himself with hot chicks every single day of his life. Does ''that'' sound like a guy who needs to sell fucking sunglasses? Why would he jeopardize all that committing kidnapping and murder? Hell, why even bother with all the subterfuge and the fake tournament thing? If you really wanna get fighting data, from martial artists, you could always, I don't know, tell the truth. Just offer to pay the world's greatest martial artists a million dollars to come to your island, get an injection, and spar with each other all day. I mean, is anyone even likely to care? At that point, it's not even illegal. Just patent the shit and sell it at Best Buy. You don't need to be a fucking ''supervillain'' about this.

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->Okay, seriously, just answer this one for me. Why does Donovan even ''need'' to sell these [[BadassTransplant sunglasses]]? It's not like he needs the money! [[Fiction500 He owns a tropical island and runs a tournament in which he just gives away ten million dollars a year]] and surrounds himself with hot chicks every single day of his life. Does ''that'' sound like a guy who needs to sell fucking sunglasses? Why would he jeopardize all that committing kidnapping and murder? Hell, why even bother with all the subterfuge and the fake tournament thing? If you really wanna get fighting data, data from martial artists, you could always, I don't know, tell the truth. Just offer to pay the world's greatest martial artists a million dollars to come to your island, get an injection, and spar with each other all day. I mean, is anyone even likely to care? At that point, it's not even illegal. Just patent the shit and sell it at Best Buy. You don't need to be a fucking ''supervillain'' about this.


->"What? A single world's fair refuses to put on an exhibition of my scientific discoveries? How dare they! I'm going to ransom them for a billion dollars and kill them all if they refuse as opposed to simply patenting my wonderful technologies and making billions!" Yeah, I think this is a prime example of why the writers decided making Luthor an evil business genius made more sense than keeping him as a mad scientist. Quite frankly, being a supervillain with this much intelligence and ability is just...dumb.
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''', mocking Lex Luthor in the crossover between Superman, Wonder Woman and the TRS-80 Whiz Kids

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->"What? A single world's fair refuses to put on an exhibition of my scientific discoveries? How dare they! I'm going to ransom them for a billion dollars and kill them all if they refuse as opposed to simply patenting my wonderful technologies and making billions!" Yeah, I think this is a prime example of why the writers decided making Luthor an [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil business genius genius]] made more sense than keeping him as a mad scientist.{{mad scientist}}. Quite frankly, being a supervillain with this much intelligence and ability is just...dumb.
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''', mocking Lex Luthor ComicBook/LexLuthor in the crossover between Superman, Wonder Woman and the TRS-80 Whiz Kids


->Then let's go with your scenario. ''You'' win. What do you get? A huge portion of the Virginia shoreline slides into the ocean. An act of terrorism-for-profit that'll put every human and metahuman agent and agency on your trail for the rest of your natural life. And pray mercy on your ''after''life if you happen to kill anyone near and dear to Fate, Zatanna, or... so you see my point. How about hearing my counter-proposal? I can put you in contact with a major U.S. corporation that will co-patent this device with you. They're Gotham-based, so the post-No Man's Land investor incentives mean a healthy tax bonus. Your device is used in perpetuity for beach reclamation and you cash a fat check for waking up every morning. Yes, much better than another Flash-bash. Which... [[SarcasmMode yes, Wizard, I'm sure you would win this time]]... Fine. Your Gotham City contact will email you tomorrow.

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->Then let's go with your scenario. ''You'' win. What do you get? A huge portion of the Virginia shoreline slides into the ocean. An act of terrorism-for-profit that'll put every human and metahuman agent and agency on your trail for the rest of your natural life. And pray mercy on your ''after''life if you happen to kill anyone near and dear to Fate, Zatanna, or... so you see my point. How about hearing my counter-proposal? I can put you in contact with a major U.S. corporation that will co-patent this device with you. They're Gotham-based, so the post-No post-[[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land Land]] investor incentives mean a healthy tax bonus. Your device is used in perpetuity for beach reclamation and you cash a fat check for waking up every morning. Yes, much better than another Flash-bash. Which... [[SarcasmMode yes, Wizard, I'm sure you would win this time]]... Fine. Your Gotham City contact will email you tomorrow.


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->If you own shoes that let you walk on air, ''why'' rent yourself as a cheap hood? If you'd just mass produce them, you'd be ten times richer than Bruce Wayne by now.
-->--'''ComicBook/{{Robin|Series}}''' to the [[ComicBook/TheFlash Trickster]] during ''ComicBook/BatmanWarGames''


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->''"When Dr. Crane approached me, I though the man had finally realized the value of his chemical expertise. But no. He's still 'Scarecrow' to the bone. The man invents a formula that could cure depression! Turn an entire army upon itself! And he uses it to... frighten people! Fine, Dr. Crane. I'll keep working on your [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Cloudburst]]. But I'll keep working on your toxin as well. I'll show him there's money to be made here. One way or another."''
-->--'''Simon Stagg''', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''

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->'''Announcer:''' And now, only the Incredibles can stop him from... letting me buy rocket boots?
->'''Syndrome:''' I'll sell my inventions so that ''everyone'' can be superheroes.
->'''Announcer:''' Well, that's just great! Now how am I supposed to become a hero? [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Toxic waste-covered reptiles]] aren't cheap, you know!
-->--'''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''' on ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''


-->--'''Piccolo''' to Dr. Gero, ''Anime/DragonBallZ''

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-->--'''Piccolo''' -->-- '''Piccolo''' to Dr. Gero, ''Anime/DragonBallZ''



-->--''Spider-Man and the X-Men''

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-->-- Franchise/{{Batman}} to the [[ComicBook/TheFlash Weather Wizard]], ''JLA: Welcome to the Working Week''

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-->-- Franchise/{{Batman}} '''Franchise/{{Batman}}''' to the [[ComicBook/TheFlash Weather Wizard]], ''JLA: Welcome to the Working Week''



->Dr. Evil, I spent 30 years of my life turning this two-bit evil empire into a world class multinational. I was going to have a cover story in ''Forbes''. But you, like an idiot, wanted to [[TakeOverTheWorld take over the world]]. And you don't realize there '''is''' no 'world' anymore! [[PrivatelyOwnedSociety It's only corporations!]]

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->Dr. Evil, I spent 30 years of my life turning this two-bit evil empire into a world class multinational. I was going to have a cover story in ''Forbes''. But you, like an idiot, wanted to [[TakeOverTheWorld take {{take over the world]]. world}}. And you don't realize there '''is''' ''is'' no 'world' "world" anymore! [[PrivatelyOwnedSociety It's only corporations!]]



-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2013/06/08/doctor-who-the-kings-demons-review/ Darren Mooney]]''' on ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} "The King's Demons"]]

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-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.-->-- '''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2013/06/08/doctor-who-the-kings-demons-review/ Darren Mooney]]''' on ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} "The King's Demons"]]



-->--'''''[=ComicsAlliance=]''''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/recap-smallville-episode-10-20-prophecy/ on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Prophecy")

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-->--'''''[=ComicsAlliance=]''''' -->-- '''''[=ComicsAlliance=]''''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/recap-smallville-episode-10-20-prophecy/ on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Prophecy")



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->'''Jay''': They travel to 2017, and Skynet is ''also'' building a time machine--conveniently.\\
'''Mike''': Why not make a time machine? They're making liquid metal people.\\
'''Jay''': In the same room as the time machine--conveniently.\\
'''Mike''': And then they're also making an app. The app seems to be the most important thing for everybody. "It's got a billion downloads! [-[[AndTheRest But we're also building a time machine and liquid people.]]-] But OUR APP! LET'S TALK ABOUT OUR APP!"
-->--''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' on ''Film/TerminatorGenisys''

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->'''Jay''': ->'''Jay:''' They travel to 2017, and Skynet is ''also'' building a time machine--conveniently.machine -- conveniently.\\
'''Mike''': '''Mike:''' Why not make a time machine? They're making liquid metal people.\\
'''Jay''': '''Jay:''' In the same room as the time machine--conveniently.machine -- conveniently.\\
'''Mike''': '''Mike:''' And then they're also making an app. The app seems to be the most important thing for everybody. "It's got a billion downloads! [-[[AndTheRest But we're also building a time machine and liquid people.]]-] But OUR APP! LET'S TALK ABOUT OUR APP!"
-->--''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' -->-- ''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' on ''Film/TerminatorGenisys''



-->--'''Creator/AllisonPregler''' on ''Vampire Dog''

->So you meet up with 'The Resistance' and learn that the terribly-engineered, slipshod vaults that killed everyone onboard also conditionally gave you superhuman nano-technology powers, and that 'The Authority' is looking to experiment on you for them. Since they're poorly-constructed bad guys, they don't just ask you to sign a consent form and offer compensation to participate in their study. They just wanna kill you for some reason.... The Authority is about as one-dimensional and evil as middle-school poetry.
-->--'''George Weidman''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMdJhP9UWcE on]] ''VideoGame/{{Rage}}''

->'What? A single world's fair refuses to put on an exhibition of my scientific discoveries? How dare they! I'm going to ransom them for a billion dollars and kill them all if they refuse as opposed to simply patenting my wonderful technologies and making billions!' Yeah, I think this is a prime example of why the writers decided making Luthor an evil business genius made more sense than keeping him as a mad scientist. Quite frankly, being a supervillain with this much intelligence and ability is just...dumb.

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-->--'''Creator/AllisonPregler''' -->-- '''Creator/AllisonPregler''' on ''Vampire Dog''

->So you meet up with 'The Resistance' "The Resistance" and learn that the terribly-engineered, slipshod vaults that killed everyone onboard also conditionally gave you superhuman nano-technology powers, and that 'The Authority' "The Authority" is looking to experiment on you for them. Since they're poorly-constructed bad guys, they don't just ask you to sign a consent form and offer compensation to participate in their study. They just wanna kill you for some reason.... The Authority is about as one-dimensional and evil as middle-school poetry.
-->--'''George -->-- '''George Weidman''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMdJhP9UWcE on]] ''VideoGame/{{Rage}}''

->'What? ->"What? A single world's fair refuses to put on an exhibition of my scientific discoveries? How dare they! I'm going to ransom them for a billion dollars and kill them all if they refuse as opposed to simply patenting my wonderful technologies and making billions!' billions!" Yeah, I think this is a prime example of why the writers decided making Luthor an evil business genius made more sense than keeping him as a mad scientist. Quite frankly, being a supervillain with this much intelligence and ability is just...dumb.


->[[TheFlintstones Barney and Fred]] are extremely close. They share the same job, hobbies, and circle of friends. When Fred finally hits Wilma too hard, Barney is the one who'll help make it [[CutHimselfShaving look like a footmobile accident.]] If this is some cereal they can't get in stores, there is no way Fred knows some [[GRatedDrug secret cereal dealer]] that Barney doesn't. And it can't possibly be financially related. Not only do they get the same paycheck, most of Barney's schemes cost magnitudes more than a box of sugar rice puffs. He once hired five ninjas and a hot air balloon to steal one serving of Pebbles. It's a risky thing, telling five professional murderers that their share of a heist is [[ComicallySmallBribe 16% of a bowl of soggy cereal...]]

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->[[TheFlintstones ->[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Barney and Fred]] are extremely close. They share the same job, hobbies, and circle of friends. When Fred finally hits Wilma too hard, Barney is the one who'll help make it [[CutHimselfShaving look like a footmobile accident.]] If this is some cereal they can't get in stores, there is no way Fred knows some [[GRatedDrug secret cereal dealer]] that Barney doesn't. And it can't possibly be financially related. Not only do they get the same paycheck, most of Barney's schemes cost magnitudes more than a box of sugar rice puffs. He once hired five ninjas and a hot air balloon to steal one serving of Pebbles. It's a risky thing, telling five professional murderers that their share of a heist is [[ComicallySmallBribe 16% of a bowl of soggy cereal...]]


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->It's a darn shame. You could have put this hand to good use. What a waste of technology!
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->The Hood (BenKingsley) gets Jeff and his children trapped in space so he can hopefully use the Thunderbirds to rob a bank. Yeah, just rob a bank. The Hood does seem to lack a healthy imagination.

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->The Hood (BenKingsley) (Creator/BenKingsley) gets Jeff and his children trapped in space so he can hopefully use the Thunderbirds to rob a bank. Yeah, just rob a bank. The Hood does seem to lack a healthy imagination.


-->-- Franchise/{{Batman}} to the [[TheFlash Weather Wizard]], ''JLA: Welcome to the Working Week''

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-->-- Franchise/{{Batman}} to the [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Weather Wizard]], ''JLA: Welcome to the Working Week''


'''Chris''': Seriously. He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who suffered a tragic accident and appears to only want to cure a disease in order to help his wife. If Bruce Wayne wouldn’t help him, [[TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] would.

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'''Chris''': Seriously. He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who suffered a tragic accident and appears to only want to cure a disease in order to help his wife. If Bruce Wayne wouldn’t help him, [[TheOprahWinfreyShow [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] would.

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