"I shot the sheriff, and the deputy.. and yer wee doggy to! Bilbo:
This isn't their fault! Wait! You cannot go to Laketown! Smaug:
about them, do you? Good. Then you can watch them die
"Tell you what! If nobody comes down and buys a car from me in the next hour, I'm gonna club this baby seal! That's right, I'm gonna club a seal to make a better deal! You know I'll do it, cause I'm craazyyyy!" "Imma blow up this whole block, Imma blow you up, Imma blow up these puppies! And we all gone' go to hell together cause I hate these puppies!" "This answering machine has been connected to a 5,000 volt power supply that has been wired to this small kitten. If you hang up before leaving a message, little Fluffy here will be blown to smithereens. It's your choice, ha ha ha ha ha."
—A prank answering machine message
"The entire affective world, constructed over the years with utmost difficulty, collapses with a kick in the father's genitals, a smack on the mother's face, an obscene insult to the sister, or the sexual violation of a daughter. Suddenly an entire culture based on familial love, devotion, the capacity for mutual sacrifice collapses. Nothing is possible in such a universe, and that is precisely what the torturers know.
—Jacobo Timerman, Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number
We've tried 'collective responsibility' with some successafter all," he smiled thinly, "knowing your family will suffer for your failures gives you a powerful incentive. But it's also counterproductive, and it produces obedience, not allegiance. By threatening their families, we become as much the enemy as the Manties. Probably even more than the Manties, for a lot of them. The Manties may be trying to kill them, but the Alliance isn't threatening to kill their wives or husbands or children." "Well, this has been so much fun, but time to end this little school trip. Oh, and don't worry Tsukune, I'll visit your cousin and mother afterwards. I'll make sure Kyouko knows
exactly what kind of friend I am."
Stills: I think I'll kill you and your friend here. Make it look like you killed each other. Then, just because you pissed me off, I'm going to kill your family. And all your friends.
I don't have any friends. I don't have any family left either. I went around the world looking for bad guys. But there were plenty of you right here all along.
Fusco: You want anything else from me, never mention my son again.
I'm not a threat to your son. You are.
"Eh, heh, heh. I think the brat should go next..." "I'm really going to enjoy eating you, right down to that hat. And then I'm going to eat everyone you said hello to." Wesley:
Simply stated ... you're going to convince Mr. Urich that everything is fine
... that you were wrong, that Wilson Fisk is a good man ... a man this city needs. And then you're going to spread the gospel to everyone you've infected with your negative point of view. Karen:
I'd rather die first! Wesley:
But, you won't be the first to die, Miss Page, no... No, I think Mr. Urich will have that honor, then we'll go to your place of employment to see to Mr. Nelson and Mr. Murdock; after that your friends, family, everyone you ever cared about, and when you have no tears left to shed, then ... then
we'll come for you, Ms. Page.
Akoni: Ms. D'Antonio, you can't just take what is rightfully mine.
Gianna: Nothing was taken. Those among your own came to us with these territories.
Akoni: A knife was pressed to their throats.
Semantics. Besides...that blade you speak of was meant for their children. They were only meant to watch.
What is yours is now ours, Mr. Akoni.
After we take care of you... after we burn your idiot hienie alive... we are going to find out who you are. And we're going to find your family. All of them. And I'm personally going to fry them too. Every single one.
Kihrin: You wouldn't dare.
Talon: Who would stop me. They don't care about your parents. All they care about is their little scheme, and they don't need your mother and father for that.
Kihrin: You wouldn't-
I would. Play my game, Bright-Eyes, or I'll come back here wearing your mother's skin cinched by a belt of your father's intestines. I'll reenact the moments of their deaths for you
, over and over, until your brother arrives.
—The Ruin of Kings, by Jenn Lyons
"These Republican leaders have not been content to make personal attacks upon me or my wife or my sons they now include my little dog Fala. Unlike the members of my family, Fala resents this. When he learned that the Republican fiction writers had concocted a story that I had left him behind on an Aleutian Island and had sent a destroyer back to find him at a cost to the taxpayer of two or three or twenty million dollars his Scottish soul was furious! He has not been the same dog since."
"Now we wouldn't want to wake your mother, would we Charley? Then I'd have to kill her too. RIGHT?" Thor
: Loki, this is madness! Loki
: Is it madness? Is it? IS IT? I don't know what happened on Earth to make you so soft! Don't tell me it was that woman?... Oh, it was. Well maybe, when we're done here, I'll pay her a visit myself!
"And I killed Sparky too!" "Did you actually think that you were gonna steal my money and get away with it? I stopped by here to tell you two things. Number one is that you're gonna die tonight. Number two, I'm gonna go home, have a nice hot meal, I'm gonna find your wife and I'm gonna kill her, too." "Tommy, you wanna be a hero, right? You wanna be a hero. You wanna be the hero of the server. And every hero needs an origin story. Right? I mean, Batman had his parents, Spider-Man had Uncle Ben... You can have Tubbo." Bruce Wayne
: I'm not afraid of you. Carmine Falcone
: Because you think you got nothing to lose. But you haven't thought it through. You haven't thought about your lady-friend down at the D.A.'s office. You haven't thought about your old butler. Bang!