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"There is such wonder in the raw, unbridled fury of these Beastmen. They teem and fester with might. I might find them beautiful if they weren't so terribly disgusting."
Isabella von Carstein, Total War: Warhammer

"What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine; an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution."
Matt Hooper, Jaws

"You know, this is the part of the day that I look forward to most... when I know there's something bizarre out there. I just don't know what it is. It's like a grab bag of disturbing events, don't you think?"
Walter Bishop, Fringe

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Claire: Think it'll scare the kids?
Masrani: The kids? This will give the parents nightmares.
Claire: Is that... good?
Masrani: It's fantastic.

"Such magnificent power. It could destroy us at whim!"
Doctor Strange, Marvel Adventures Super Heroes.

"Such strange creatures that had been spawned by this dark magic; things half insect and half mammal – human torsos grafted onto abominations of the flesh. Sick as it was, I could not help but admire its creator's ingenuity."

"That's an awesome combination of powers! ...Not for us, obviously."
Sydney, Grrl Power

"Dietrich shook his head in amazement and muttered, "Magnificent." Despite the carnage, it possessed a functional aesthetic often lost on the battlefield. Dietrich had seen his share of severed limbs and shrapnel-eviscerated comrades, but that was fate alone; this was pure function and cold-hearted brilliance. Dietrich's father had told him stories about how ancient hunters split open deer and slept in their innards for warmth when trapped by blizzards. This was practicality taken to the extreme: the tank's interior had been covered with gutted but living soldiers whose exposed innards and blood vessels provided warmth; the soldiers outside sealed in any escaping heat. This was calculated and perfect pragmatism. This was what the German army lacked to carry out the Thousand-Year Reich."
Vampire: The Masquerade - Clanbook: Tzimisce (Revised)

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Shallan: It was beautiful.
Kaladin: It would be more beautiful if it hadn't tried to eat me.

"Fascinating...what they have become..."
Springtrap/William Afton, Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator

The Doctor: [standing in the mouth of a Star Whale] How big is this beastie? It's gorgeous! If this is just the mouth, I'd love to see the stomach!
[ominous gurgle]
The Doctor: ...but not right now.
Doctor Who, "The Beast Below"

"Magnificent."
Queen Azshara gazing upon the Black Empire, World of Warcraft

They are wonders, not monstrosities. To think that such unlikely creatures could roam the surface of the Old World is a testament to the power of Chaos. I once had a rare opportunity to visit the Skaven stronghold known as Hell Pit and talk with a few of Clan Moulder’s Master Mutators. They are droll fellows, very imaginative, and surely favoured by my Lord. We discussed many topics and they learned quite a bit from me on easing the pains of mutation, but when it came to the subject of breeding, their knowledge surely outstripped mine.
Dr. Athren Abolas, Facilitator of Change, on Rat Ogres, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: Old World Bestiary - A Compendium Of Creatures Fair And Foul

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"It's all evidence, you see? If that train crash hadn't happened, Kevin wouldn't have been left alone with his mother. If Kevin's mother wasn't allowed to continue to abuse him, then The Beast wouldn't have had to be born. What are the odds that David Dunn and Clarence Wendell Crumb would be together that day? Amazing! I created you as I created David. It just took longer: 19 years. They almost convinced me I was crazy! I create superheroes. I truly am... a mastermind."
Elijah Price / Mr. Glass, Glass

This creature moves with the grace of a ballet dancer but kills with the precision of a master swordsman, a most troubling combination. The creature's origins lie with that form of execution popularized by those ingenious French: beheading. Each Slayer seems to have its own unique head, attached by a vile apparatus which evokes something I wish I had created. Indeed, here is a creature whose very existence fills me with jealousy that I did not construct it myself. I admire this work of homicidal craftsmanship.
Dr Killjoy, The Suffering
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