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1[[foldercontrol]]≤≤[[folder:Anime and Manga]]≤≤->When will you fools learn that there are no battles fought by heroes?≤-->-- '''Talpa''', ''Anime/RoninWarriors''≤≤[[/folder]]≤≤[[folder:Comic Books]]≤≤->'''Ex-President [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin "The Beast"]]:''' My job is to keep the majority of the people in this country alive. That's it. If fifty-one percent eat a meal tomorrow and forty-nine percent don't, Iíve done my job.\≤'''President [[TheCaligula Garry "The Smiler" Callahan]]:''' I wanted to be the President so I could fuck with people!≤-->-- ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''≤≤[[/folder]]≤≤[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]≤≤->'''Phyllis:''' We're both rotten.\≤'''Walter Neff:''' Only you're a little more rotten.≤-->-- ''Film/DoubleIndemnity''≤≤->That woman deserves her revenge, and we deserve to die... But then again, so does she. So I guess we'll just have to see, won't we?≤-->-- '''Budd''', ''Film/KillBill''≤≤->'''Michael Sullivan:''' He murdered Annie and Peter!\≤'''John Rooney:''' There are only murderers in this room! Michael! Open your eyes! This is the life we chose, the life we lead. And there is only one guarantee - none of us will see heaven.\≤'''Michael Sullivan:''' Michael could.\≤'''John Rooney:''' Then do everything that you can to see that that happens.≤-->-- ''Film/RoadToPerdition''≤≤->'''Will Munny''': It's a hell of a thing, ain't it, killin' a man. You take everything he's got... and everything he's ever gonna have...\≤'''The Schofield Kid''': Well, I guess they had it... comin'.\≤'''Will Munny''': We all got it comin', Kid.≤-->-- ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''≤≤-> '''[[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!≤-->-- ''Film/MississippiBurning''≤≤->'''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}}''≤≤->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}}''≤[[/folder]]≤≤[[folder:Literature]]≤-> ''"The world isnít black and white, obviously, but once grey goes to a dark enough shade the difference is largely opinion."''≤-->-- '''Mina Davis, ''Literature/AssholeYakuzaBoyfriend'''''≤≤->''"It is the logic of our times,\≤No subject for immortal verse -\≤That we who lived by honest dreams\≤Defend the bad against the worse."''≤-->-- Poet and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Propagandist '''C. Day Lewis''', "Where are the War Poets?"≤≤->'''[[TheCape Legend]]:''' So where do you stand, then? Where do you see yourself in terms of the sliding scale of good and evil, heroes and villains?\≤'''[[VillainProtagonist Skitter]]:''' All of the above? None of the above? Does it matter? Some of us wear the villain label with pride, because they want to rebel against the norms, because itís a harder, more rewarding road to travel, or because being a Ďheroí often means so very little. But few people really want to see themselves as being bad or evil, whatever label they wear. ≤-->--''Literature/{{Worm}}'', [[ Snare 13.7]]≤≤->[[Literature/TheBible Malachi]] had to adapt his teachings to some who were sincere but mistaken. To them the Divine fire is disciplinary. "He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver." \≤But he also had to adapt his teachings to some who were [[CardCarryingVillain wilfully]] and persistently wrong. To them the Divine fire is, in some sense, destructive- consuming. "The proud shall be stubble, and the day that cometh shall burn them up." ≤-->-- '''R. Tuck''' sermonizing on "[[ The Divine Fire]]" [[note]]Edited for grammatical clarity.[[/note]]≤≤->''"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''≤≤[[/folder]]≤≤[[folder:Live-Action TV]]≤≤->Ah, finally, the ultimate showdown between vaguely-evil and somewhat-ambiguous!≤-->-- '''Tom Servo''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': ''Film/{{Escape 2000}}''≤≤->I think her bad guys are badder than my bad guys.≤-->-- '''Echo''', ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''≤≤->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"≤≤->'''Vila:''' Where are all the good guys?≤->'''Blake:''' You could be looking at [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits them.]]≤->'''Avon:''' What a very depressing thought.≤-->-- ''Series/BlakesSeven'', "Shadow"≤[[/folder]]≤≤[[folder:Music]]≤≤->''"Shadow and shade mix together at dawn\≤But by the time you catch them simplicity's gone."''≤-->--"Hero", '''David Crosby'''≤≤[[/folder]]≤≤[[folder:Tabletop Games]]≤≤->There is no such thing as innocence -- only degrees of guilt.≤-->-- '''[[SuperSoldier Space Marine]] [[PsychicPowers Librarian]]''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: VideoGame/DawnOfWar''≤≤->[[TheMan The Technocracy]] may wish to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans remake the world in its own sterile image]], but at least at the end of the process there'd be a world left. [[OurMagesAreDifferent The Traditions]] may [[WeAreStrugglingTogether squabble among themselves]], but they squabble about what to do with the world - not how best to destroy it. [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity The Marauders may be mad]], but destruction is incidental to their attempts [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds to create a more comfortable reality for themselves]]. The [[OmnicidalManiac Nephandi]], by doing the will of their [[EldritchAbomination Dark Masters]], would destroy all - and they're [[CardCarryingVillain cheerfully unapologetic about it]].≤-->--''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension - The Book Of Madness''≤≤[[/folder]]≤≤[[folder:Video Games]]≤≤->Vladimir was one of those old-time bad guys with honor and morals, which made him almost one of the good guys. None of us was a saint.≤-->-- '''Max Payne''', ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''≤≤->''"Evil is evil - lesser, greater, middling, makes no difference. The degree is arbitrary. The definition is blurred. If I'm to choose between one evil and another, [[DefiedTrope I'd rather not]] [[BigDamnHeroes choose at all]]."''≤-->-- '''Geralt of Rivia''', ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', [[ Killing Monsters trailer]]≤≤[[/folder]]≤≤[[folder:Web Original]]≤≤->''"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''≤≤[[/folder]]≤≤[[folder:Web Video]]≤≤->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.≤-->-- '''[[WebVideo/BennettTheSage Bennett the Sage]]''', on ''Manga/ElfenLied''≤≤[[/folder]]≤≤[[folder:Real Life]]≤≤->Vice is punished, but virtue is not rewarded.≤-->-- '''Creator/GeorgeOrwell'''≤≤->Goodness has only once found a perfect incarnation in a human body and never will again, but evil can always find a home there. Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.≤-->-- '''Graham Greene'''≤≤->Votez escroc, pas facho! [translation: Vote for the crook, not the fascist!]≤-->--Campaign poster in the French presidential election of 2002, between Jacques Chirac and Jean-Marie Le Pen.≤≤[[/folder]]≤----


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