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->''There's a reason why this prison is the worst hell on earth... Hope. Every man who has ventured here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So easy... So simple... And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So, as I terrorize Gotham, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive so that you can watch them clamoring over each other to "stay in the sun." You can watch me torture an entire city and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill Ra's al Ghul's destiny... We will destroy Gotham. And then, when it is done and Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die.''
-->--'''Bane''', ''Film/The Dark Knight Rises''

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-> ''"For me, despair is not a goal, or a set of principles, or a lifestyle, or even an instinct... It's what defines me as [[spoiler:Junko Enoshima]]! It's just my characterization! That's why I'm able to pursue despair with such purity!"''
-->-- '''Monokuma[[spoiler:/Junko Enoshima AI]]''', ''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair''

-> ''"Hope is harmony. A just heart, moving toward the light. That is all. Despair is hope's polar opposite. It is messy and confusing. It swallows up love, hatred, and everything else. Because not knowing where you will end up is despair. Despair is even what you cannot predict. Only despair's unpredictability can save you from a boring future."''
-->-- '''[[spoiler:Junko Enoshima]]''', ''Anime/Danganronpa3 Side: Despair''


-->-- '''Commander Da'kyll:''', ''WesternAnimation/StargateInfinity''

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-->-- '''Commander Da'kyll:''', Da'kyll''', ''WesternAnimation/StargateInfinity''

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-> ''"You disappoint me, Bonner. Didn't you even suspect we would monitor your cell? Now you see why I sent those two in first. It's always more gratifying to raise hopes before you... snatch them away."''
-->-- '''Commander Da'kyll:''', ''WesternAnimation/StargateInfinity''

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->'''Weyoun''': If you ask me, the key to holding the Federation is Earth. If there's going to be an organized resistance against us, its birthplace will be there.\\
'''Dukat''': You could be right...\\
'''Weyoun''': Then our first step is to [[KillEmAll eradicate its population]]. It's the only way.\\
'''Dukat''': You can't do that!\\
'''Weyoun''': Why not?\\
'''Dukat''': Because...a ''true'' victory is to make your enemy see they were wrong to oppose you in the first place. To force them to acknowledge your greatness.\\
'''Weyoun''': ...then you kill them?\\
'''Dukat''': Only if necessary.
-->-- ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''


-->-- '''[[spoiler:Salem]]''', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''

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-->-- '''[[spoiler:Salem]]''', '''Salem''', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''


-->-- '''Salem''', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''

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-->-- '''Salem''', '''[[spoiler:Salem]]''', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''


->'''Sylvanas Windrunner:''' [[FauxAffiablyEvil Aw, don't grieve... You'll soon join your loved ones.]]\\

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->'''Sylvanas Windrunner:''' [[FauxAffiablyEvil [[FauxAffablyEvil Aw, don't grieve... You'll soon join your loved ones.]]\\


-->-- '''Daredevil''', ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' Vol. 1, #605

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-->-- '''Daredevil''', ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' Vol. 1, #605#605

->'''Sylvanas Windrunner:''' [[FauxAffiablyEvil Aw, don't grieve... You'll soon join your loved ones.]]\\
'''Delaryn Summermoon:''' I grieve for you. You've made ''life'' your enemy. And that is a war you'll never win. You can kill us... but you cannot kill hope.\\
'''Sylvanas Windrunner:''' ...Can't I?
-->-- ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', before Sylvanas [[spoiler:orders Teldrassil to be burned down]].
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->''It's true that a simple spark can ignite hope, breathe fire into the hearts of the weary. The ability to derive strength from hope is undoubtedly mankind's greatest attribute. Which is why I will focus all of my power... '''to snuff it out.'''''
-->--'''Salem''', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''



->''"It's true that a simple spark can ignite hope, breathe fire into the hearts of the weary. The ability to derive strength from hope is undoubtedly mankind's greatest attribute. Which is why I will focus all of my power to snuff it out. How does it feel? Knowing that all of your time and effort has been for nothing? That your Guardians have failed you? That everything you've built will be torn down before your very eyes?''

->''"Your faith in mankind was not misplaced. When banded together, unified by a common enemy, they are a noticeable threat. But divide them, place doubt into their minds, and any semblance of power they once had will wash away. Of course, they won't realise it at first. Like you, they will cling to their fleeting hope, their aspirations, but this is merely the first move. So you send your Guardians, your Huntsmen and Huntresses, and when they fail and you turn to your 'smaller soul', know that you send her to the same pitiful demise.''

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->''"It's true that a simple spark can ignite hope, breathe fire into the hearts of the weary. The ability to derive strength from hope is undoubtedly mankind's greatest attribute. Which is why I will focus all of my power to power... '''to snuff it out. out.''' How does it feel? Knowing that all of your time and effort has been for nothing? That your Guardians have failed you? That everything you've built will be torn down before your very eyes?''

->''"Your faith in mankind was not misplaced. When banded together, unified by a common enemy, they are a noticeable threat. [[DivideAndConquer But divide them, place doubt into their minds, and any semblance of power they once had will wash away. away.]] Of course, they won't realise realize it at first. Like you, they will cling to their fleeting hope, their aspirations, but this is merely the first move. So you send your Guardians, your Huntsmen and Huntresses, and when they fail and you turn to your 'smaller soul', know that you send her to the same pitiful demise.''


-->--'''Plankton''', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', [[Recap/SpongeBoBobSquarePantsS4E1FearofaKrabbyPattyShellofaMan Fear of a Krabby Patty]]


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-->--'''Plankton''', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', [[Recap/SpongeBoBobSquarePantsS4E1FearofaKrabbyPattyShellofaMan [[Recap/SpongeBobSquarePantsS4E1FearofaKrabbyPattyShellofaMan Fear of a Krabby Patty]]



-->-- '''Salem''', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''

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-->-- '''Salem''', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''

->''"On the side of the light, just our little band, plus the people fighting inside City Hall--Blindspot and the police and whatever other defenders they could muster. Against the darkness--the Beast and its legions. The Hand. We are doomed. The Beast knows it. It whispers to me, telling me that this was its plan from the start. To bring all of us together, to fight for a city it had brought low with constant attacks and pain and strangeness. All of us--the heroes of New York--not the gods, not the monsters, but those closest to the people. It wanted us all here, on this last night, with the city watching. I can sense them, all around us, watching, daring to hope for the first time since the Hand came to New York. This is what the Beast wants. It wants the city to hope. And then it wants to take that hope away. It will crush us, kill us, teach these people that the light cannot win, because the night always comes, and that is its place. And once we are dead... the night will never end, and it will feed, and grow... forever."''
-->-- '''Daredevil''', ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' Vol. 1, #605


->''"Your faith in mankind was not misplaced. When banded together, unified by a common enemy, they are a noticeable threat. But divide them, place doubt into their minds, and any semblance of power they once had will wash away. Of course, they won't realise it at first. Like you, they will cling to their fleeting hope, their aspirations, but this is merely the first move. So you send your Guardians, your Huntsmen and Huntresses, and when they fail and you turn to your smaller soul, know that you send her to the same pitiful demise.''

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->''"Your faith in mankind was not misplaced. When banded together, unified by a common enemy, they are a noticeable threat. But divide them, place doubt into their minds, and any semblance of power they once had will wash away. Of course, they won't realise it at first. Like you, they will cling to their fleeting hope, their aspirations, but this is merely the first move. So you send your Guardians, your Huntsmen and Huntresses, and when they fail and you turn to your smaller soul, 'smaller soul', know that you send her to the same pitiful demise.''


-->--'''Plankton''', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', [[Recap/SpongeBoBobSquarePantsS4E1FearofaKrabbyPattyShellofaMan Fear of a Krabby Patty]]

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-->--'''Plankton''', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', [[Recap/SpongeBoBobSquarePantsS4E1FearofaKrabbyPattyShellofaMan Fear of a Krabby Patty]]Patty]]


->''"It's true that a simple spark can ignite hope, breathe fire into the hearts of the weary. The ability to derive strength from hope is undoubtedly mankind's greatest attribute. Which is why I will focus all of my power to snuff it out. How does it feel? Knowing that all of your time and effort has been for nothing? That your Guardians have failed you? That everything you've built will be torn down before your very eyes?''

->''"Your faith in mankind was not misplaced. When banded together, unified by a common enemy, they are a noticeable threat. But divide them, place doubt into their minds, and any semblance of power they once had will wash away. Of course, they won't realise it at first. Like you, they will cling to their fleeting hope, their aspirations, but this is merely the first move. So you send your Guardians, your Huntsmen and Huntresses, and when they fail and you turn to your smaller soul, know that you send her to the same pitiful demise.''

->''"This is the beginning of the end, Ozpin. And I can't wait to watch you burn."''
-->-- '''Salem''', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''


->''"I ''want'' the Slayer to be at her best. I want Angel at his peak, and I want Faith, Spike, and Willow to be all in on the game. Let them bring their best. Let the heroes make their stand in all their glory, guns blazing, swords shining, hearts full of hope and determination. I want them to stand a chance, I want then to fight, to believe, to hope... and then, ''I'll'' be there. And I'll look right into the Slayer's pretty green eyes and show her and that damned Angel what it feels like... '''when hope dies.''"''

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->''"I ''want'' the Slayer to be at her best. I want Angel at his peak, and I want Faith, Spike, and Willow to be all in on the game. Let them bring their best. Let the heroes make their stand in all their glory, guns blazing, swords shining, hearts full of hope and determination. I want them to stand a chance, I want then to fight, to believe, to hope... and then, ''I'll'' be there. And I'll look right into the Slayer's pretty green eyes and show her and that damned Angel what it feels like... '''when hope dies.''"'''''"''

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