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    Anime and Manga 

Tell me, Light, from the moment you were born, has there ever been a time where you've actually told the truth?
L, Death Note

Nia: So does this mean you hate me too Adiane?
Adiane: Hate you? I really couldn't care less about you. I was told to kill you, so that's precisely what I'm going to do! Whether I hate you or not is irrelevant.
Nia: So you're saying that you're willing to kill me simply because you were ordered to do so?
Adiane: Of course I am, what of it?
Nia: If my father ordered you to take your own life, would you do that too?

Cagalli: "Ugh! You idiot! How could you have ever come up with something so stupid? How could you end up doing something so terrible?"
Athrun: "He took Nicol's life right before my eyes! Nicol was fifteen. He loved the piano. He only fought to protect the PLANTs and Kira just cut him down."
Cagalli: "The reason Kira fought was to protect other people too, but it doesn't explain why he had to pay with his life, and at the hands of his best friend, of all people! One guy's killed for killing another and then he's killed for killing him. How is that kind of twisted thinking ever gonna bring us peace? Well?"

    Comic Books 

"You've tried to destroy me in the past too you know. You even tried to obliterate a planet. So what, you want me to take you out with Eggman? After all, if he can't be forgiven, can you?"
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW)

You've been making your investigative films for what, twenty years now? I wanted to ask: Have you changed anything? You've been uncovering disturbing things all over the world for twenty years now. Have you changed anything? You've worked very hard. Most people have no idea of the kind of work you've done. Intellectuals, critics, and activists follow your films closely, but culturally you're almost invisible, Mr. Pillinger. Have you changed anything?
Tony Stark, Iron Man: Extremis

Why don't you just put the whole WORLD in a BOTTLE, Superman?
Lex Luthor, Superman: Red Son

Suppose he'd called me a nigger-lover, Stevie? Would you have been so damn tolerant then?!
Kitty Pryde, X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills

Kal-L: Bruce... I'm offering you your chance to start over. None of this is your fault. [...] Everything you've done, everything you set in motion, is because you felt you couldn't trust the people around you. And you know what? You can't. But on my Earth, it's different.
Batman: What happens to everyone on this Earth when yours comes back?
Kal-L: They'll be folded into its historical fabric.
Batman: You mean they'll die.
Kal-L: No. They'll be replaced, just like everyone on my Earth was. But they'll be better. I never lie, Bruce.
Batman: And what about Dick Grayson?
Kal-L: Yes?
Batman: Is he a better man on your Earth than he is on mine?
Kal-L: ... No.


    Fan Works 

"He loves me, Kaji. He’s said it right to me," she said calmly. "No one else ever has. Not even you."
Kaji winced. He smoothed his expression back out and said, "It's just words, Asuka. Words are easy to say. They're a lot harder to really mean. How can you possibly know if it's true, and will be for as long as you’re talking about?"
"I believe him," Asuka stated with utter conviction.
"Just words," Shinji suddenly said, his voice cold and fixing Kaji with another harsh stare that made him think of how much Shinji resembled his father. "Just words... have you said them to Misato-san?"
Kaji suddenly couldn't meet his eyes.

Why am I doing this?! It makes no sense! I don't even know these people! Why am I fighting a giant fucking goat demon for them?! This is stupid, why should I care about what happens to any of them? They're all a bunch of stupid sheep that let Corvatz herd them off a cliff! They knew exactly what they were walking into! Which just begs the question, WHY AM I STILL HERE?! (flashes back to Sachi's death) DAMMIT!!

It's like a fencer's foil striking home: a lightning-fast lunge straight into the heart of the matter. Why didn't I call any of my old friends?
Hisao Nakai gets hit by one, Weekend at Hisao's

"But, you know what a better question would be-"
Pyrrha gave a start.
Ruby was leaning in slightly, peering up with faintly worried eyes.
"Are you okay, Pyrrha?"
She asked it so earnestly that for a moment Pyrrha wanted to say-
No, not really.
Untitled RWBY fic

Adrien: You're never around. You don't even know what classes I'm taking! You don't know the names of my friends. Sometimes I wonder if you even remember when my birthday is—
Gabriel: Don't be ridiculous. I know exactly when—
Adrien: Then why didn't you get me anything?
Gabriel glares right back, but he doesn't say anything. There's no good answer to that question, and Adrien knows it. He feels a strange, cold satisfaction as he watches Gabriel's expression shift almost imperceptibly, pinpointing the exact moment when his father realizes that he's been beaten.

"Have you ever questioned Ronan, or his superiors? Have you ever asked yourself if they had your best interests in mind?"
"I have asked questions of Lord Ronan when things were unclear to me," she said. "As for having my best interests in mind, I repeat: I enjoy my present status in society because of obeying his orders."
"So far," said Carol. "But what happens when they feel you’re just another piece of meat to throw to the dogs?"
Iva now definitely looked confused, and somewhat angry. "Explain yourself."
"Look at it this way. They’ve probably thrown a lot of sparring partners at you, just to see how fast and how well you could kill them. Correct?"
"Substantially, yes," said Iva.
"Now they’re matching you against me, just for the pleasure of the big boys," Carol continued. "Just for the pleasure of seeing me killed. Isn’t that right?"
"The basic idea of it is correct," Iva agreed.
"This has all been done to make you into the perfect fighting machine. Would you agree with that?"
Iva looked as though she were being drawn into a trap, but couldn’t bring herself to avoid it. "Not in those precise words, but the gist of it is valid."
"So what happens when they want an even more perfect fighting machine, and throw you to her as a sacrifice?"
Iva’s jaw was open. No sound came out.
"The Kree are very functionalistic," said Carol. "You’re only good to them until they can get somebody better. Once they do, or they think they do, they’ll see you as nothing but meat for the grinder. And somebody else will be using you as a hamburger."
She doubted that Iva knew exactly what a hamburger was. But she got the meaning of it. Iva was furious. For some reason, that heartened Carol.
"In the arena, you will beg me for your destruction," hissed the blue woman. "That is when your agonies will only have started."

"You did not need the Valar to teach you that it was wrong to kill the Teleri and take their ships," Estë said sorrowfully. "You did know better, but in your reckless fear…"
"We were not afraid!" he insisted.
"Why your haste?" asked Varda, and then he knew, knew beyond any doubt, that she was right. A sickening feeling took his stomach, and he was glad he had not eaten in years.

    Film - Animation 

Anna: What did I ever do to you?!
Elsa: Enough, Anna!
Anna: No, why?! Why do you shut me out?! Wh-Why do you shut the world out?! WHAT ARE YOU SO AFRAID OF?!
Elsa: I said ENOUGH!!

Judy: That went so fast. I didn't get a chance to mention you, or say anything about how we...
Nick: Oh, I think you said plenty.
Judy: What do you mean?
Nick: "Clearly, there's a biological component"? "These predators may be reverting back to their primitive, savage ways"? Are you serious?
Judy: I just stated the facts of the case. I mean, it's not like a bunny can go savage.
Nick: Right, but a fox could, huh?
Judy: Nick, stop it! You're not like them!
Nick: Oh, there's a them now?
Judy: You know what I mean! You're not that kind of predator!
Nick: The kind that needs to be muzzled?! The kind that makes you think you need to carry around fox repellant?! Yeah, don't think I didn't notice that little item the first time we met! So l-let me ask you a question: Are you afraid of me? Do you think I might go nuts? That I'll go "savage?" You think that I might try to... EAT YOU?! (bares his teeth and claws)
Judy: (steps back and reaches for her fox repellant)
Nick: I knew it. Just when I thought somebody actually believed in me.

Woody: I'm sorry, Buzz. This is my only chance.
Buzz: To do what, Woody? Watch kids from behind glass and never be loved again? Some life.

    Film - Live-Action 

Detective Del Spooner: Robots don't feel fear. They don't feel anything. They don't eat, they don't sleep...
Sonny: I do. I have even had dreams.
Detective Del Spooner: Human beings have dreams. Even dogs have dreams. But not you. You are just a machine. An imitation of life. Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?
Sonny: ...Can you?


Scrooge: (about the children Ignorance and Want) Have they no refuge or resource?
Ghost of Christmas Present: Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?

All sorts of interrogation points flashed before his eyes. He put questions to himself, and made replies to himself, and his replies frightened him. He asked himself: "What has that convict done, that desperate fellow, whom I have pursued even to persecution, and who has had me under his foot, and who could have avenged himself, and who owed it both to his rancor and to his safety, in leaving me my life, in showing mercy upon me? His duty? No. Something more. And I in showing mercy upon him in my turn - what have I done? My duty? No. Something more. So there is something beyond duty?" Here he took fright; his balance became disjointed; one of the scales fell into the abyss, the other rose heavenward, and Javert was no less terrified by the one which was on high than by the one which was below.
Les Misérables, Volume V - Book Four, "Javert Derailed"

Hanna: We couldn't keep everyone. There wasn't room.
Judge: No, but what I'm saying - let me rephrase - to make room, you were picking women out and saying "You you and you have to be sent back to be killed."
Hanna: Well, what would you have done?

Amaram: Your men died in the name of battle, so that the strongest man would have the weapon. Anyone would have done what I did, even Dalinar himself.
Kaladin: Didn't you tell me you'd given up that grief?
Amaram: Yes! I'm beyond guilt!
Kaladin: Then why do you still hurt?
Amaram: Everything I've done, I've done for Alethkar. I'm a patriot!
Kaladin: If that's true, why do you still hurt?

Jaina Proudmoore: I am doing what I know to be right.
Kalec: As did Arthas when he slaughtered everyone in Stratholme. And even he did not act with such hatred in his heart towards those he killed. Tell me, is this what your legacy is to be, Jaina Proudmoore? To be another Garrosh? Another Arthas?

Karen gave me a bleak, hard look. "There are those of us who wish it could be another way. That there was some middle choice between being slugs beneath the Andalite hooves, and being... and being..."
"Slave masters?" I suggested.
I expected her to yell at me. Instead she put her face close to mine. Her voice was low. Her green eyes so enormous I almost felt I could see through them to the Yeerk inside. "What would you do, Cassie? What would you do, if you were one of us? Would you live your life as a blind, helpless slug?"
I didn't have an answer. Instead I looked away.
Animorphs #19: The Departure

    Live-Action TV 

Morden: What do you want?
G'Kar: What do you mean, what do I want?
Morden: What do you want?
G'Kar: What do I want for supper? What do I want to do this evening? What do I—
Morden: What do you want?
G'Kar: This is pointless. What I want is for you to go away and leave me in peace.
Morden: As you say.
G'Kar: Wait. What do I want? The Centauri stripped my world. I want justice.
Morden: But what do you want?
G'Kar: To suck the marrow from their bones and grind their skulls into powder.
Morden: What do you want?
G'Kar: To tear down their cities, blacken their sky, sow the ground with completely, utterly erase them.
Morden: And Then What??
(Dramatic Pause)
G'Kar: ...I don't know. As long as my homeworld's safety is guaranteed, I don't know that it matters.
Morden: (disappointed) I see. Thank you for your time, Ambassador. Good day.
Babylon 5, "Signs and Portents"

Morden: What do you want?
Londo: This is a silly conversation.
Morden: Yes, it is. What do you want?
Londo: To be left alone!
Morden: Is that it? Is that really all, Ambassador?
(Dramatic Pause)
Londo: ...All right. Fine. You really want to know what I want? You really want to know the truth? I want my people to reclaim their rightful place in the galaxy! I want to see the Centauri stretch forth their hand again and command the stars! I want a rebirth of glory, a renaissance of power! I want to stop running through life like a man late for an appointment, afraid to look back, or to look forward! I want us to be what we used to be. I want... I want it all back, the way that it was! Does that answer your question?
Morden: Yes. Yes, it does. Thank you, Ambassador.
Babylon 5, "Signs and Portents"

Inquisitor: Who are you?
Delenn: I am Delenn.
Inquisitor: Unacceptable answer. I already know your name. Who are you?
Delenn: Delenn! (shocked)
Inquisitor: If you repeat an unacceptable answer, the penalty will be increased. Who are you?
Delenn: I... I am the ambassador for Minbar.
Inquisitor: Unacceptable. That is only your title. What other people call you when you choose to hide behind formalities. Who are you?
Delenn: I, uh... I'm the daughter of... (shocked)
Inquisitor: Unacceptable. What a sad thing you are. Unable to answer even such a simple question without falling back on references and genealogies and what other people call you. Have you nothing of your own? Nothing to stand on that is not provided, defined, delineated, stamped, sanctioned, numbered and approved by others? How can you be expected to fight for someone else when you haven't the fairest idea who you are?
Babylon 5, "Comes the Inquisitor"

The Doctor: The concept is simply staggering! Pointless, but staggering!
The Captain: I'm gratified that you appreciate it.
The Doctor: Appreciate it? Appreciate it? But you commit mass destruction and murder on a scale that's almost inconceivable and you ask me to "appreciate it?" Just because you happen to have made a brilliantly conceived toy out of the mummified remains of planets!
The Captain: Devil storms, Doctor! It is not a toy!
The Doctor: THEN WHAT'S IT FOR?! What are you doing? What could possibly be worth all this?
Doctor Who, "The Pirate Planet"

Rose: You don't have to do this anymore. There must be something else - not just killing. What else is there? What do you want?
Dalek: (silently turns back to van Statten, and then back to Rose) I want... freedom.
Doctor Who, "Dalek"

Amy: Save him. You can save him, you always save everyone. That's what you do.
The Doctor: Not all the time. I'm sorry.
Amy: ...Then what is the point of you?
Doctor Who, "Amy's Choice"

Tell me if your precious Renly commanded you to kill your own father and stand by while thousands of men, women, and children burned alive, would you have done it? Would you have kept your oath then?
Jaime Lannister, aka The Kingslayer, Game of Thrones

If abortion is murder, then no matter how you feel towards Mary Donovan, aren't you guilty of the murder of her unborn child?
ADA Benjamin Stone, Law & Order

Sayid: (to Juliette) You said earlier that if you told me everything you knew, I'd kill you. I'm going to test the validity of that statement.
Sawyer: He means "talk."
Juliette: We don't have time for this.
Sawyer: We cleared our schedules. We got all the time in the world.
Juliette: You know it's interesting... that you two are now the camp's moral police. I'm curious, Sayid, how long was it before you told everyone on that beach exactly how many people you've tortured in your life? Do they know about Basra? And I'm sure the first thing you did when you got here, James, was to gather everyone in a circle and tell them about the man you shot in cold blood the night before you got on the plane. So why don't we just skip the part where you two pretend to be righteous? I'm taking that medicine back to Claire, and you're going to let me. Because if she doesn't get it, she's going to die. And the last thing either of you need right now... is more blood on your hands.

Data: Sir, Lt. La Forge's eyes are far superior to human biological eyes, true? Then why are not all human officers required to have their eyes replaced with cybernetic implants?
(Picard is at a loss for words and turns away)
Data: I see, it is precisely because I am not human.
Picard: (shaken) That will be all, Mr. Data.
Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Measure of a Man"

Picard: A single Data, and forgive me, Commander, is a curiosity: a wonder, even. But thousands of Datas, isn't that becoming a race? And won't we be judged by how we treat that race? Now tell me, Commander, what is Data?
Maddox: I don't understand.
Picard: What is he?!
Maddox: A machine!
Picard: Is he? Are you sure?
Maddox: Yes!
Picard: You see he's met two of your three criteria for sentience, [intelligence and self-awareness,] so what if he meets the third, consciousness, in even the smallest degree? What is he then? I don't know, do you? (to Riker, who'd been forced to argue for Maddox's side) Do you? (to the judge) Do you? Are you prepared to condemn him and all who come after him to servitude and slavery?
Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Measure of a Man"

Riker: What's the problem?
"Geordi": I've had to shut down the warp engines, Captain.
Riker: Why?
"Geordi: Antimatter containment fields are fluctuating. It's nothing to worry about though.
Riker: We're on the edge of the Neutral Zone on impulse power, and you're not concerned?
"Geordi": I'll have the engines back online in no time, sir.
Riker: Like you tracked down that faulty processing accelerator?
"Geordi": I'm running a level one diagnostic.
Riker: For thirty hours? It would never take you more than four. You're incapable of that level of incompetence, Mister La Forge! Worf, where did you get that scar?
"Worf": In combat.
Riker: What battle? When? Which sector? Which unit? Mister Data, if we left immediately, when would we arrive at Outpost 23?
"Data": At warp 1, in three days, four hours.
Riker: How about at warp 7? (pause) At warp 8? At warp 9? What's the matter, Data? What happened to those millions of calculations per second?
"Data": Pardon me, sir. I am experiencing subspace interference which limits my abilities. I can't operate as quickly as-
Riker: What did you say?
"Data:" I said I cannot operate-
Riker: No! That's not what you said. You said "I can't." You used a contraction, didn't you?
"Data": Sir, I can explain if you would just give me a moment.
Riker: No, you can't. Don't even try!
("Picard", "Troi" and Tomalak have come out of the ready room)
"Picard": Captain, perhaps it would be best if we discussed this-
Riker: SHUT UP!
"Picard": I beg your pardon?
Riker: I said, "Shut up!" As in "Close your mouth and stop talking!"
"Troi": Will, I sense how upset you are. You're angry and impatient...
Riker: Deanna, back off. Well, would anyone else like to speak up? Or shall we end this charade?
Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Future Imperfect"

Dean: When crap like this comes around, we deal with it. Like we always have. What we don't do is we don't go out and make another deal with the devil!
Castiel: It sounds so simple when you say it like that. Where were you when I needed to hear it?
Dean: I was there. Where were you?


    Newspaper Comics 

Old Man: I've dedicated my life to reading all these books, I have learned who were the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Babylonians, Incas, Mayas...
Boy: Wow! And we grandpa? Who are we?
(a moment later)
Mom: Where's your grandpa?
Boy: In the library, crying.

Calvin: Dad, how does soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?
(Calvin's Dad stares straight ahead, completely lost for words)
Calvin: I think grown-ups just act like they know what they're doing.


Only once have I been made mute. It was when a man asked me, "Who are you?"
— "Sand and Foam" by Kahlil Gibran

    Video Games 

The Dragonborn: The Blades say you deserve to die.
Paarthurnax: The Blades are wise not to trust me. Onikaan ni ov. I would not trust another dovah.
The Dragonborn: Why shouldn't they trust you?
Paarthurnax: Dov wahlaan fah rel. We were made to dominate. The will to power is in our blood... you feel it in yourself, do you not? I can be trusted. I know this. But they do not. Onikaan ni ov dovah. It is always wise to distrust a dragon. I have overcome my nature only through meditation and long study of the Way of the Voice. No day goes by where I am not tempted to return to my inborn nature. Zin krif horvut se suleyk. What is better? To be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?

Who are you, that do not know your history?
Ulysses, Fallout: New Vegas

Tell me, Dr. Freeman, if you can. You have destroyed so much. What is it exactly that you have created? Can you name even one thing?

Yuthura: I wanted to use the Force to free the other slaves I knew, to fight for what I knew was right. The Jedi restrained me until I couldn't stand it any more. They claim the dark side is evil, but that isn't so. Sometimes anger and hatred are deserved and right. Sometimes things change because of it.
Player Character: But not always. Mostly, it makes things worse.
Yuthura: Any failure to get the results I want is due to a lack of power on my part. That can change, in time. As a Sith, my mettle is tested far more than when I was a Padawan. I know this may sound strange, but only my compassion stands in my way, now. Once that is gone, let the slavers beware.
Player Character: But... if you lose your compassion, will you still care about those slaves?
Yuthura: I... yes, of course. I-I mean... losing my compassion as in... holding back...

"Your friends... What kind of... people are they? I wonder... Do these people... think of you... as a friend?"
"What makes you happy? I wonder...what makes you happy...does it make...others happy, too?"
"The right thing...what is it? I wonder...if you do the right thing...does it make...everybody...happy?"
"Your true face... What kind of... face is it? I wonder... The face under the mask... Is that... your true face?"
The Lunar Children, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Do you remember the question that caused the creators to attack us, Tali'Zorah? "Does this unit have a soul?"
Legion, Mass Effect 3

What can change the nature of a man?

    Visual Novel 

Hisao: We should go back in. The guests Sae invited are in there, they probably want to meet you and talk with you. You know, ask you questions and stuff. About those paintings you worked so hard for.
Rin: I don't want them to ask me questions like that. I can never say the right things.
Hisao: What do you want then?
Rin: That someone wouldn't have to ask questions from me.
Hisao: But if you found someone like that, then what? Do you really think it would be some kind of be-all, end-all thing, star-crossed lovers and happily ever after?
My question is met by a blank stare, the darkness in her eyes unfazed by the thinly veiled bitterness.
Rin: No, I don't think that. But at least then I wouldn't have to be alone.
She whispers the words to the lights of the town but I hear them anyway.

    Web Animation 

Besides, Alfred, you are forgetting one tiny thing: We are your mind! How can you escape from yourself?


    Web Comics 

Zoss: There's work to be done. Which shape will you choose, hm? Will you choose to be a king? Or will you choose to remain as you are? Peasant!
Allison: No. I choose king.

Ben (playing as Obi-Wan): Speaking of stuff that's already happened... All this death. How could this have happened? Already?
Sally (playing as Yoda): If only they were animals, I could cure them.
Ben: Um. We need to find out who did this.
Sally: Maybe it was bees!
Ben: Sally, this is serious. You need to play it seriously.
Sally: Just because you do everything Dad tells you to!
Ben: What? No I don't!
Sally: Why are you studying medicine then?!
Obi-Wan: I...

Really, Garou. So you did have an "image of a ideal hero" inside of you. I see now. I now understand what you wanted to do. Even though you said you wanted to be a "monster of absolute evil"... What you really wanted to be was a hero. You compromised and decided to be a monster. To bring about world peace, you took the easy route, thinking a monster's job was quicker and easier than a hero's. A monster role is simpler after all, all you had to do was defeat heroes. It's perfect for someone with no confidence like you.
Peace made by ruling the world with fear can't succeed as long as you can't defeat me. It will never work. It's absolutely impossible for you. Your compromised monster hobby! VS my serious hero hobby! Even if that's all I had, I still wouldn't lose! It was a mistake to lower the hurdle right before the goal. A half-assed objective can't succeed. But what about "next time?" What will you do next?
Saitama, One-Punch Man

May: First place I asked about work wouldn't hire me 'cause their boss is a robophobic shithead. And the idiot working there was too much of a coward to call him out on it.
Dale: That's illegal. You should report it to the robot civil rights people.
May: I just got out of jail, remember? I gotta keep my head down and not stir up trouble.
Dale: Then how are you different from the person working at that store?

Penny: Did you even try to talk to any of us, Rob? We could've helped you find a better solution. You need to use your words and learn to trust us, including Gumball. You didn't have to do this alone.
Rob: Why on Earth would I ask for his help? He's the one who made me a villain in the first place!
Penny: Let me ask you this: did Gumball force you to be the bad guy, or did you choose to be the villain?
Rob: ... What?

    Web Video 
Tifa: I'd like to know something, actually. Why are you still even here?
Cait Sith: Well, because-
Cid: I bet the fucker called up the Turks to say we were coming so they could ambush us.
Cait Sith: What, no, I-
Barret: Or maybe you're recording live so your friends from Shinra can hear us.
Cait Sith: Do not call those people my friends.
Tifa: They why, Cait? Why is you greedy corporate fatcat ass even here?!-

    Western Animation 

Iroh: What do you plan to do now that you have found the Avatar's bison? Keep it locked in our new apartment? Should I go put on a pot of tea for him?
Zuko: First I have to get it out of here.
Iroh: And then what?! You never think these things through! This is exactly what happened when you captured the Avatar at the north pole! You had him, and then you had nowhere to go!
Zuko: I would have figured something out!
Iroh: No! If his friends hadn't found you, you would have frozen to death!
Zuko: I know my own destiny, Uncle!
Iroh: Is it your own destiny? Or is it a destiny that someone else has tried to force on you?
Zuko: Stop it, Uncle! I have to do this!
Iroh: I'm begging you, Prince Zuko! It's time for you to look inward and begin asking yourself the big questions: Who are you? And what do you want?
Avatar: The Last Airbender, "Lake Laogai"

Zuko: You were right about what Katara needed. Violence wasn't the answer.
Aang: It never is.
Zuko: Then there's one thing I have to ask... What are you going to do when you face my father?
Avatar: The Last Airbender, "The Southern Raiders"

Peter: Listen, I've had a good life. And you can always be proud of your father and all his accomplishments.
Meg: What accomplishments?
Peter: Go to your room.

Demona: I will have vengeance for the betrayal of my clan. Vengeance for my pain.
Selene: But who betrayed your clan?
Luna: And who caused this pain?
Demona: The vikings destroyed my clan.
Selene: Who betrayed the castle to the vikings? (Demona did)
Demona: The Hunter hunted us down!
Phoebe: Who created the Hunter? (Demona did)
Demona: Canmore destroyed the last of us.
Luna: Who betrayed Macbeth to Canmore? (Demona again)
(Demona's eyes widen as she realizes just what she's done)
Gargoyles, "City of Stone, Part Four"

(General Eiling, made into a super-strong monster thanks to an experimental serum, prepares to crush Shining Knight with a car)
Eiling: Superman and your Justice League are a threat to a safe and stable world.
Old Woman: Drop the act.
(Eiling turns to discover that a group of ordinary people has gathered around the fallen Shining Knight, making a human shield)
Old Woman: You think killin' Superman would make the world safe? Or killin' this boy? Or us? Tell me, how many of us do you have to kill to keep us safe?
Eiling: They're the ones I'm after, not you. I'm not the menace - metahumans are. Superpowered beings.
Boy: You're the only one around here with superpowers.
(Eiling pauses, then drops the car he's carrying)
Eiling: All right, I've become what I hate. I'll give you that.
Justice League Unlimited, "Patriot Act"

If you were an Earth Kingdom citizen, do you think you're the kind of person you want as your king? What have you ever done for your people?
Mako to Prince Wu, The Legend of Korra, "The Coronation"

Spongebob: Why are you acting so nervous? And why are you sweating so much? And why do you look so hungry? And... [grins massively]
Squidward: N-No, wait, it's not what you think! ...T-T-This is a big misunderstanding, you got to believe me, I... LISTEN, I'M TELLING YOU, YOU BETTER LISTEN TO ME, SPONGEBOB!!!
Spongebob: You like Krabby Patties, don't you, Squidward?
Spongebob Squarepants, "Just One Bite"

Rarity: What is important is that you understand how your column make the ponies that you're writing about feel.
Sweetie Belle: I do understand, and we've all been feeling guilty, but we just want our cutie marks so badly.
Rarity: Do you really think that writing nasty things and making everypony feel horrible is your destiny?
Sweetie Belle: Well...when you put it that way...
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, "Ponyville Confidential"

Homer: Let me ask you something; does your money cheer you up when you're feeling blue?
Mr. Burns: Yes.
Homer: Okay, bad example... So let me ask you this! Does your money ever hug you when you come home at night?
Mr. Burns: Why, no...
Homer: And does it ever say, "I love you?"
Mr. Burns: No... it doesn't...
The Simpsons, "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk"

McCallister: Arr, Burns, your scurvy schemes will earn ye a one-way passage to the boneyard!
Ned: I'd like to hear from Sideshow Mel!
Mel: I'll see to it that Burns suffers the infernal machinations of hell's grim tyrant!
Otto: Yeah!
Burns: Oh, you all talk big, but who here has the guts to stop me?
(the residents of Springfield all begrudgingly avert their eyes; except for one)
The Simpsons, "Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part 1"

Superintendent Chalmers: You know, these hamburgers are quite similar to the ones they have at Krusty Burger.
Seymour Skinner: Doh-hohoho, no! Patented Skinner burgers; old family recipe!
Superintendent: ...For steamed hams.
Skinner: Yes.
Superintendent: Yes, and you call them steamed hams despite the fact they are obviously grilled?
The Simpsons, "22 Short Films About Springfield"

Mr. Possible: Sounds like your Mr. Barkin is tough, but fair.
Kim: Dad, I'm a cheerleader! We don't do detention!
Mr. Possible: Really? Who does "do detention"?
Kim: I don't know...Other kids? Ones who break the rules.
Mr. Possible: Like you did?
Kim Possible, "Tick-Tick-Tick"

Brian: If there was a God, would he have put you here on Earth with a flat chest and a fat ass?
Meg: I'm... made in His image.
Brian: Really? Would He give you a smoking hot mom like Lois and then have you grow up looking like Peter?
Meg: Well...
Brian: And what kind of God would put you in a house where nobody respects or cares about you, not even enough to get you a damn mumps shot?!
Family Guy, "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven"

Lord Viren: Any one of these men and women are willing to give their life for you!
King Harrow: Would you, Viren?
Lord Viren: I... [clears throat]
King Harrow: ... Get out.


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