Finally... We finally meet, Night Raid! I'm Seryu Ubiquitous of the Imperial Police. In the name of absolute justice, I shall make evil pay, here and now! My specialty involves flesh, and the lacerating thereof. You just draw close enough, and I'll be happy to demonstrate. Should anyone wish to experience my technique ... By all means, feel free to come this way. Memorize this! Memorize Jeremiah Gottwald! Commit it to memory, because that is the memorable name of the man who has defeated you! Super Buu
: Boy, come on! Are you really planning to fight me? Gohan
: Fight you? No, I'm planning to kill you
BEHOLD, MY PEERLESS ARMY! Their bodies may return to ash, but their spirits still hear my call! These men are my legendary heroes my loyal followers! Theyre my true friends - breaking the rules of space and time to fight once more at my side! They are my treasure within treasures; theyre my right to rule! They make up Alexander's mightiest Noble Phantasm Ionian Hetairoi!! Uniting dreams beneath a banner of conquest. I praise your efforts at least. But foolish warriors, have you not learned? Dreams disappear when the dreamer wakes. Every last one of them with no exception. Therefore, it was inevitable that I would be the one to stand in your way. King of Conquerors, now know the end of your eternal dream. I shall show you the stark reality! NOW, AWAKEN EA. A STAGE WORTHY OF YOU HAS BEEN SET. LOOK UP AND BEHOLD! ENUMA ELISH! The mountainside will soon turn red from blood, but it's not our blood! It's Akakabuto's! Anderson
: Speak up, you men of God. Tell us all who you are. Iscariot soldiers
: We are the soldiers of Iscariot! We are Judas Iscariot! Anderson
: Well then, Iscariots, I ask you: What do you hold in your right hand? Iscariot soldiers
: Daggers and poison! Anderson
: Well then, my soldiers of Iscariot, I ask you: What do you hold in your left hand? Iscariot soldiers
: Thirty pieces of silver and a straw rope! Anderson
: Now, show them who your are, my soldiers of Iscariot! We're apostles, and yet not apostles! We are believers, yet not believers! We are disciples, yet not disciples! We are heretics, yet not heretics! We are soldiers in the service of death, who bow our heads in reverence to our Lord, and whose prayers are found in the withered bodies of our enemies! With poison served at every supper, and daggers flashing in the moonlight! We are the apostles of Judas Iscariot, we are his holy folk of assassins, and upon the hour at which we are called, we cast our thirty pieces of silver into the sight of the holy, and hang ourselves with a rope of straw! Iscariot soldiers
: Thus, do we move to meet Hell's legions as a mighty army, and form our squared ranks against Hell's gates, and prepare to meet the seven million, four hundred and five thousand, nine hundred and twenty-six demons of iniquity!
— Vatican Section XIII (Iscariot)
"Behold the fate of those who defy me - no, who defy the Life Fibers!" So, you were made to fight me, big guy?! If you can really withstand me firing at 100% of my power, then I'll have to go beyond that and FORCE YOU TO SURRENDER! Too bad [Hashirama's] not here. Though in a way, it's a good thing for all of you. If it's just me... they won't have to redraw the maps too much. "I won't let impostors like you defile my sanctuary. Everything that is within the reach of my fists is my kingdom... and I am its only master." Spearows, do you know who I am?! I am Ash, from the town of Pallet! I'm destined to become the world's number-one Pokemon Master! I can't be defeated by the likes of you! [...] Come and get me!!
Attention, entire world! Hear my proclamation! I am Lelouch vi Britannia, Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire and your only ruler
! Schneizel has surrendered to me. As a result of this, I am in control of both
the Damocles and the F.L.E.I.J.A. weapons, and not even the Black Knights have the strength to oppose me now. If anyone dares to resist my supreme authority, they shall know the devastating powers of the F.L.E.I.J.A.s! Those who could challenge my military rule no longer exist. Yes, from this day, from this moment forward, the world belongs to me! Lelouch vi Britannia commands you: Obey me, subjects! Obey me, world!
Now watch closely, everyone. I'm going to show you how to kill a god. A god of life and death. The trick is not to fear him.
Aoshi: Don't you think it's a little early to be gloating? It was only by the width of paper that I missed your carotid artery, then the tables would have been turned.
: Yes, but the damage is done, and the width of that paper... measures the gulf in our abilities.
Hear me, privileged companions. Time is ours! Hououin Kyouma's mind recognises no limits! Neither does
his reach! Heave anchor! This ship of fools is about to embark!
As you can see, I'm tiny. Ever since I was born I've done nothing but fight guys that were way bigger than me. And you know what? Not once have I run from a fight. And I've never lost, either!! So sit tight and watch. I'll protect you for sure!! This is true power! True strength! Fools...remember this name, and fear! The name this gun and I share! Death Gun! I'm going to tell you something important now, so you better dig the wax out of those huge ears of yours, and listen! The reputation of Team Gurren echoes far and wide... When they talk about its bad ass leader, the man of indomitable spirit and masculinity, they're talking about me! The Mighty Kamina! Simon
: Don't underestimate us! We don't care about time, or space, or multi-dimensional whatevers... We don't give a damn
about that! Force your way down a path you
choose to take and do it all yourself. That's
the way Team Dai-Gurren Rolls! Nia
: Even when trapped by Karma's cycle... Yoko
: The dreams we left behind will open the door! Leeron
: Even if the universe stands in our way! Viral
: Our seething blood will determine what will be! Simon
: We'll break through time and space... All
: And defy all those who would stop us to grab hold of our path! Simon
: Tengen Toppa... Gurren Lagann! All
: JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE?!?
"Our friends' hopes and dreams are etched into its body, transforming the infinite darkness into light! Unmatched in Heaven, and Earth; one machine, equal to the gods! Super Galaxy GURREN LAGANN! ... We're gonna show you the
power... of the human race."
There's no such thing as a perfect being, but if there was it would be me! "But I'm warning all of you now. As the most experienced Fighter around, I'll be waiting there for all of you. Waiting to crush you, I will finally be the ultimate champion! The Undefeated of the East, West, South, North and Center! I will become SUPER ASIA and be champion of all! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!" Rosemary:
Damn, these bastards at the organization. Why did they give you the number one over me? Teresa:
Why you ask? That's obvious. Because I'm that much stronger than you!
I won't hand it over to anyone. I won't share it, either. This curse belongs to no one but me!...I don't care if I burn out. Before my body falls apart I'm...going to put an end...to this war!
that Bizarro Luthor right now, monster... or else I'll cut him
out of you.
Tell me, you piece of trash: would you like us to skin you alive? Blacksad:
Well...you could always try. You know, yours wouldn't make a bad coat either...(stands up
) though a bit small.
"[sigh] Though your tale is more complex than some, you still exist in a simple world of revenge, titillation and death. Allow me to try again, in language more befitting your author. Hi, I'm Mary. I'm Frankenstein, Cthulhu and Godzilla all rolled into one. I'm going to fuck up your world, bitch, and then fictional characters are gonna hop out of books and take over."
"Listen, nobody's dead round here until I say so. You hear me? NOBODY!"
"You address omnipotence. Tread carefully."
"Would you try to attack infinity?
Attempt to bind summer
, so that it will not become fall?
That would be just as pointless as the actions you endeavor to take now."
"I am Mars' sole survivor. There is a reason for that."
"We're the Justice League. We've beaten up real
gods and made them cry. You are nothing to us."
—Martian Manhunter, JLA Classified: New Maps Of Hell
"Look here's the problem. You've done some bad things, but I'm really, really upset right now. So much so that, honestly, I don't trust myself. And if you attack me or I attack you... I will hurt you. I will hurt you worse than you've ever been hurt in your whole life. I can carve you up by looking at you. I can break you, boil you, freeze you. I can do things you can't imagine. Things I can't imagine, until I have to, and then I'll improvise. Part of me is hoping that you will attack. And part of me is praying for your sake and my own peace of mind that you don't. It's up to you. Oh... And, Rebel... I have eyes that can see through solid matter. I have ears that can hear your slightest word, your heartbeat, your breathing. You do anything that hurts others... I will find you. And you won't like it. Do we have an understanding?"
"I've never believed in the End Times. We are mankind. Our footprints are on the moon. When the last trumpet sounds and the Beast rises from the pit we will kill
Oh, the things I have planned for you, Guy Gardner. You and anyone who stands with you. Guy Gardner:
Get in line, pal. You ain't the first, and I guarantee you won't be the last. Worse than you have tried to take Guy Gardner down! And you know what? You know what? I'm still here, you bastard! I'm still here!
"You see, it's like this. In the beginning, God created me... Then he made the universe, from what was left. You will never forget this next moment."
—Morningbright the Dragon
"Change reality any way you like, Robotnik. Whatever you do, I'll still fight you. And somehow, I'll win! Because no matter how ridiculous the situation, I'll never give up, Robotnik! I'll never give up!!" Rebel:
Darth Vader! Lay down your weapons! You are surrounded! Darth Vader:
All I am surrounded by is fear. And dead men. [ignites lightsaber]
"I'm Mxyzptlk! Holder of the five keys that unlock the fifty-two layers of Hyper-reality! My mind has become one with all ten possible dimensions! Who are you to challenge me?!"
It's called heat-vision, troll-boy. Like it? Now back off, and stand down. Or be taken down.
"Hey, squid boyz! I'm placing an order for calamari. Bring it to Times Square. And in case this doesn't translate: I want you to come to Times Square so I can kill you all."
of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with you
. You're locked up in here with me
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"Tomorrow, the virgins of Or-Azur won't be anymore... And torrents of blood will flood the castle's moat."
"The wise man does not boast so swiftly, child. For though I'm gone— you shall not forget me. I leave you my curse, Legionnaires... Doers of Izaya's work. The curse of darkness growing within you, destroying you from within... and that which is purest of you shall be the first to go!"
"Look at my eyes
, churl. No power... yours or anyone's... can stop me. My ancestors were wizards and kings... conquerors
. You are a common killer — a mad dog accidentally born in human form. You took my world, made my people slaves, and slew the man I had given my heart to. I need no power to destroy you — save the strength born in my blood."
Kara, take care of yourself over there. And don't let your mother push you around. Don't forget. You're Supergirl. Strongest girl on the planet. Supergirl:
Pfft. More like both planets. Lana Lang:
Ha. Don't push your luck, kiddo.
"Do not torment yourself trying to understand me. Your mind is not ready to understand me. It may never be ready to understand me. Content yourself with this: I am outside."
"I don't know if you've noticed, but I'm pretty awesome. I'm Pony Newman's Hickory-Infused Awesomesauce[tm]."
"I... am Brainiac... reducer of Kandor... and his greatest foe... My victory... is preordained. Do you think... that I would let... the death... of this body... stand in its way?"
"Jack Hawksmoor... Leader of Stormwatch
. Your team has secretly protected Earth from alien threats since the Dark Ages—But you always knew that was all just preparation
for the true storm...The ultimate threat...I
am the storm you were were created for. I am here
"It's a shame you're gonna die here, girl. You never belonged at Crucible in the first place. Just like my idiot brother Tsavo. Just like all of the poor saps Amata recruited." Supergirl:
(eyes flaring up) "You're talking about my friends
. And if you're
any indication of who really belongs at Crucible—" (unleashing eye beams) "I'LL BURN IT ALL DOWN
"Get up, vermin! Do you understand what you did to me?" Mongul:
"Perfectly. I fashioned a prison that you could not leave without giving up your heart's desire. Escaping it must have been like tearing off your own arm... And now I'm going to kill you anyway."
Your sorcery is good, Satanis, but not good enough. As long as I have my super-powers, magic spells aren't enough to stop me!
"You dare attack one who can crush you with but a single thought?"
"How do I know so much about the Worldkillers? Because I am one. Born to fight. Born to slaughter. Born to conquer. The desire burns in me like a million suns."
"You won't trick me that way. You want me to give up. Is that it? Well, it won't work... I'm Superman. I go down fighting
"Ah— Two more supposed "immortals" to feel Death's tender touch! I shall— Eh?" ~Starfire's starbolt deflects Death's scythe~ Starfire:
If you can thrust, Rider, it's no faster than I can parry. And if somehow it is you who is responsible for the pain that Raven feels— the Doom that hangs even now over her head— You'll soon be sorry you ever set foot on any Earth.
"I live beneath the sea. I rule and live in a kingdom surrounded by pressures
beyond any human ability to measure. What chance did you ever
have against me?"
"If anyone here knows Zaar, speak now or I'll make you myself. Your choice. Either works for me."
"Does (your name) start with O and end with your funeral?" "What? I didn't really like it when you said I was nothing! After all, gravity is a true fundamental force, isn't it? And right now? I am it's master." Lavaria
: Even if I die here, my husband and my children will stop you. Antonio
: Stop me? When the earth shakes at their footsteps, when people faint and grow ill when they here they are near, when the mountains crumble from their blows and their flames stretch into the depths of space...that is when I will fear, Lavaria.
Fine, take him
. Take him, and I will move heaven and hell to find him again
. Take him, and I will find a god or goddess that I can beat that knows about both sides, and I will first ask them to tell me where the Roman camp is, and if that doesn't work, I will shock
the information out of them. Take him, and I will tear Olympus down more thoroughly than any war
. And when I do that, I will seek you out, and I will make your demise
just as pain-filled as my life without my baby brother. And trust me, this is a promise. And I always
follow through with my promises.
: These precious memories destroy the lies you have built to shield your conscience! This Is Unity! This Is Love! THIS IS HARMONY!
: There can be no peace, no compromise, no accord between Us and Them. You have seen his memories, how they poisoned their world, incited violence and murder, turned our own onies against us!
: And you have done just the same, or even worse! You have corrupted your Equestria, tainted the souls of precious ponies with cruelty and malice, and drawn two realities into a war of endless death and atrocity! Harmony, true harmony, transcends species and worlds it is the finding of common ground despite differences, the nurturing of love between all! You would create a desolation and name it Peace!
I will not allow some Tyrant rule with an iron hoof. I will not allow an entire species to die quietly and fade into the darkness. I will not stand to see the rape of innocence and innocents alike, of the peaceful being forced to take up bloody arms, and the grotesque being violated in mind, body and soul! Equestria, all of Equus, will rise against you! We will fight. We will turn this darkness away, and come to the rescue of all you have subjugated, Pony and Human, Earthborn and Equestrian alike. We will cast you down, and cast you out!
"In hatred of he who is called I AM, I have come! We, the sons and daughters of man have built greater angels than those of heaven, and now greater demons than those of hell!"
, upon wiring herself into her last cyborg body, Left Beyond
"You have made multiple assumptions, based on fallacious reasoning, which I find hilarious. First, you think I am still an emotional wreck. You believe that I am unstable, ineffective, defeated. That is a reasonable but terribly erroneous assumption. I am functional. (...) The second fact is that you assume physically restraining me will keep you safe. You should know better by now that restraints are irrelevant. Because I can kill you with my brain.
"If any Kirigaoka or
Kihara gets within 5 kilometers of Saten Ruiko, then the Number One himself
will flinch when he hears what I did to all of you!"
Show me what you can do. Satan Girl:
And if I do, what then? Mordru:
I could destroy you with greater ease than you could imagine. But you may be of use to me.
I am the Morningstar. You are nothing. Fight me if you dare. Beast Boy: You see, I'm a shapeshifter. I can transform into any animal, from both zoos and fairy tales, and from any planet. So, you're not just up against one enemy you're up against BILLIONS!!! And you have no idea which one is gonna come next! (later) Raven: You call yourself a god? My father was a real god. Conquered his universe, then my mother's, and then tried this one. He could destroy an entire planet just by setting foot on it. But thanks to my friends, I got over my fear of him, and destroyed him. And that was BEFORE I became this! You want fear? You want power? I'll give you both. We are. We owe our being to none who are called anything; from and in the Minds of Men, We are. You shall Serve Us, and We Shall serve you, and None Shall Know who is the Master, and who the Slave. Though We may not be written on the Base Earth, our Lines shall be brief and succinct. Through Interplay of Words shall Our Shape be Known. The Gaps Between our Lines of Text merely Amplify their Impact. Some Words shall be Punctuated, directly relevant to their Importance. Together, Our Importance shall exceed the Sum of our Components. And though We are merely a Memetic Construct, though our Influence, the Thoughts of Men are Twisted to ensure our Existence. Trope of Badass and Word Power. We are the Badass Boast. And now you are a Carrier.
And if youre still not reassured, you can be sure of something. In reality, ponies do not fear the Sacred Law. Im the one they fear.
"Hokuto... I'm going to tear you apart for what you've done. I'll fucking send you to Hell for all the pain you've caused. You will never be forgiven for this. Now... KNOW YOUR PLACE!!" They called me a muggle, whatever that means, I called them target practice. "Odin is your king, not mine. I had my magicks before Odin, and I'll have them still long after him."
"I'm not going to give an ultimatum. We are
Oh, we are so far past that. This is a statement of pure fact
. An... An example, if you will. We're going to take a leaf out of the pages of the big black book of piracy! Only... It's not the edition you were hoping for. We're tearing this straight out of the Four Emperors
' personal playbook: you touch one of ours? We fuck you up.
This goes beyond a mere rescue mission, this... this is nothing short of a crusade.
We are going to pummel
the men stationed here. We are going to take back
our archaeologist. And besides making the World Government look like the idiots
they are in the process? We are going to burn this fucking island TO THE GODDAMN BEDROCK
AND CAST IT INTO THE FUCKING ABYSS IT'S HANGING OVER, SENDING IT RIGHT BACK TO WHERE IT FUCKING BELONGS! WHO'S WITH ME!?
"[N]o plan ever survives contact with the enemy, as the saying goes. Well, no enemy is going to survive contact with this plan."
I possess sufficient firepower in this platform to destroy an armored battalion, human. Along with clear lines of fire and zero legal or moral compunctions against using them. I am Saren Arterius, Citadel Special Tactics and Recon, and in this pipe, I am the reigning deity. Surrender.
"It is the sacred duty of every Muslim to destroy the reptilian invaders from hell."
"I am a DARKIN! I am AATROX! I AM THE WORLD-ENDER! EVERYTHING WILL DIE!"
How many have you already destroyed, Iva? Iva Kann:
(shrugging) You can get the count from Ronan. I stopped worrying about such things after my 25th.
You go too far, mortal. Remember your place
. Before I remind you of it. Doctor Strange:
I am the Sorcerer Supreme. I am the Evergreen Man, The Lord of Time, and I know my place perfectly well. I fight beings like you every single day
. I have guarded reality against them for centuries, and for the most part, I have done it alone.
For centuries I have stood, and I stand here still, now with an Infinity Stone
in my hand. Do you really think that you
of you, is a match for me?
So how dare you?
How dare any
of you? How dare any of you raise your voices to me!
"Strange, I don't remember seeing you here while I conquered this city. I'll keep this very simple. I
conquered the city. I
claimed it. It is mine
. You don't get to steal my things; you don't get to destroy my things."
"Sure do. If someone's mad enough to want to take a swing at us, we make it easy. You'd be surprised how few are smart enough to question their 'good fortune' that some third party always pops up to give them the information. Then they spend incredible amounts of resources to get here, and never have much time to wonder why we give them coordinates that walk them right into our strongest defenses and a major fleet presence. It makes our enemies waste their energy, brings them within easy reach of tons of our weapons, and gives the Imperial Navy units stationed here some nice, reliably appearing live-fire exercises to play with. The mice never question why the cheese is sitting there, do they? Snap!"
Ra's Al Ghul:
"Be that as it may, if I wished to use her against you, why would I kill her?" Batman:
"To anger me. To make me reckless when I came against you." Ra's Al Ghul:
(sighing) "Detective, Detective. Yours is one of the finest strategically analytical minds I have ever encountered, but you are not using it. Why would I want you to come after me? Were I to desire your life, I would simply activate a group of my men from anywhere in the globe, and send them against you. You might triumph over one or many, but eventually one would kill you. This is a certainty, Detective.
"I had others I was protecting behind me. You would have had to grind me to dust before I gave way, and even then I'd have found some way to stop you for their sake."
"I'm Hub McCann. I've fought in two World Wars and countless smaller ones on three continents. I led thousands of men into battle with everything from horses and swords to artillery and tanks. I've seen the headwaters of the Nile, and tribes of natives no white man had ever seen before. I've won and lost a dozen fortunes, KILLED MANY MEN
, and loved only one woman with a passion a FLEA like you could never BEGIN to understand!
THAT's who I am!
NOW, GO HOME, BOY!"
I'm ready, man. Check it out! I am the ultimate bad-ass! State of the bad-ass art! You do not want to fuck with me. Check it out! Hey, Ripley, don't worry. Me and my squad of ultimate bad-asses will protect you! Check it out. Independently targeting particle-beam phalanx. WHAP! Fry half a city with this puppy. We got tactical smart missiles, phase plasma pulse rifles, RPGs. We got sonic, electronic ball breakers! We got nukes, we got knives, we got sharp sticks.
— Private William Hudson
I have an army. Tony Stark:
We have a Hulk. Loki: I thought the beast had wandered off... Tony Stark:
You're missing the point... There is no throne!
There is no version
of this where you come out on top. Now, maybe
your army comes and maybe
it's too much for us but it's all on you. Because if we can't protect
the Earth, you can be damned well sure we'll avenge
"I know what it's like to lose. To feel
so desperately that you're right, yet to fail nonetheless. It's frightening, turns the legs to jelly. I ask you, to what end? Dread it.
Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same
. And now it's here. Or should I say, I am.
"You are in Wakanda now. Thanos will have nothing but dust and blood."
Thanos: I am... inevitable.
This thing, this creature... it seems to feed on energy. Superman:
This "thing" is from another world. My world. Wonder Woman:
I've killed things from other worlds before.
You obviously do not
know who you are FUCKING WITH!
: You scared, motherfucker? Well, you should be, because this Green Beret's about to kick your ass! John Matrix
: I eat Green Berets for breakfast, and right now, I'm very
"Seventy-six years, Stephen. How many niggers you think you seen come and go? Seven thousand? Eight thousand? Nine thousand? Nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine? Every single word that came out of Calvin Candie's mouth was nothing but horseshit, but he was right about one thing: I am that one nigger in ten thousand." "Just remember that when we set sail, I needed an army. Now, I
Inhabitants of Peach Trees, this is Judge Dredd. [...] In case you people have forgotten, this block operates under the same rules as the rest of the city. Ma-Ma is not the law... I am the law.
Ma-Ma is a common criminal; guilty of murder, guilty of the manufacture and distribution of the narcotic known as Slo-Mo, and as of now under sentence of death. Any who obstruct me in carrying out my duty will be treated as an accessory to her crimes. You have been warned.
And as for you, Ma-Ma... judgement time
"Fuck you. That's my name. You know why, mister? You drove a Hyundai to get here. I drove an eighty-thousand dollar BMW. THAT'S my name. And your name is you're wanting. You can't play in the man's game, you can't close them - go home and tell your wife your troubles. Because only one thing counts in this life: Get them to sign on the line which is dotted. You hear me you fucking faggots?... You see this watch? You see this watch? That watch costs more than your car. I made $970,000 last year. How much'd you make? You see pal, that's who I am, and you're nothing. Nice guy? I don't give a shit. Good father? Fuck you! Go home and play with your kids. I can go out there tonight with the materials you've got and make myself $15,000. Tonight! In two hours! Can you? Can YOU?... Get mad you son of a bitches, get mad! You want to know what it takes to sell real estate? It takes BRASS BALLS to sell real estate. Go and do likewise gents. Money's out there. You pick it up, it's yours. You don't, I got no sympathy for you."
There are things that go bump in the night, Agent Myers. And we are the ones who bump back.
Is that even possible? Han Solo:
I never ask that question until after I've done it.
"You will take nothing from me, dwarf. I laid low your warriors of old. I instilled terror in the hearts of men. I am King Under The Mountain!" "DON'T FUCK WITH THE CHUCK!" Aldo Raine:
We will be cruel to the Germans, and through our cruelty they will know who we are. And they will find the evidence of our cruelty in the disemboweled, dismembered, and disfigured bodies of their brothers we leave behind us. And the German won't not be able to help themselves but to imagine the cruelty their brothers endured at our hands, and our boot heels, and the edge of our knives. And the German will be sickened by us, and the German will talk about us, and the German will fear us. And when the German closes their eyes at night and they're tortured by their subconscious for the evil they have done, it will be with thoughts of us they are tortured with. Sound good? The Basterds:
"I've no time now, but believe me, as surely as the moon will set and the sun will rise, I shall kill you tomorrow night. I shall kill you even if you hide in the deepest cave of the earth. At ten o'clock tomorrow night, I shall kill you..." Santino:
Then you know that I have the right to demand— Winston: —Nothing
. You demand nothing
of me, Mr. D'Antonio; this kingdom
is mine and mine alone.
Break free, Great Aryan! There are no weak Jews. I am descended from those who wrestle angels and kill giants. We were chosen by God. You were chosen by a fat man with greasy hair and half a mustache.
Lando Calrissian: You might want to quit while you're ahead.
You might want to quit while you're behind.
Scaramanga: My golden gun against your Walther PPK. Each of us, a 50-50 chance.
I only need one.
Maxx Orbison: I OWN THIS TOWN! I'm the mayor, I'm the governor, I'm the police AND the crime! And WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO CHANGE THAT?!
"I will strike upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee!" "That's thirty minutes away. I'll be there in ten." "You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize." RoboCop (Murphy):
Drop it! Dead or alive, you are coming with me. Emil Antonowsky:
I know you. You're dead! We killed you! We killed you!
Come quietly or there will be...... trouble. "Who you think you fuckin' with? I'm Tony Montana! You fuck with me, you fuckin' with the best!" Harrison:
Because I am... better. Kirk:
At what? Harrison: Everything.
Get away from her! She's dangerous! Thor: [warning glare]
So am I.
That's right. I've killed most everything that has walked or crawled on this earth, and I'm here to kill you, Little Bill. All right, I'm coming out. Any man I see out there, I'm gonna shoot him. Any sumbitch takes a shot at me, I'm not only gonna kill him, but I'm gonna kill his wife, all his friends, and burn his damn house down. You better bury Ned right!... Better not cut up, nor otherwise harm no whores... or I'll come back and kill every one of you sons of bitches. V
: Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea
, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof
. [Takes Creedy in a Neck Lift and snaps his neck]
: "You have no soul!" Galvatron
: "That is why I have no fear
"You should see the damage, bronze. Huh? metal damage, brain damage. Heheheh. Are you listening, bronze? I am the Nightrider. I'm a fuel injected suicide machine. I am a rocker, I am a roller, I am a out-of-controller! I'm the Nightrider, baby!" "I am the Nightrider! I am the chosen one. The mighty hand of vengeance, sent down to strike the unroadworthy! I'm hotter than a rollin' dice. Step right up, chum, and watch the kid lay down a rubber road, right to FREEDOM!" "I am the scales of justice! Con-DUCT-or of the choir of death!" "I am the man... who grabs the sun... RIDING TO VALHALLA! WITNESS ME, BLOOD BAG! WITNESS!" "I could have killed 'em all, I could've killed you. In town you're the law, out here it's me. Don't push it! Don't push it or I'll give you a war you won't believe." "The war is coming to the surface, and I'm bringing the wrath of the Seven Seas with me!" "We're the Lusthog Squad. We're lifetakers and heartbreakers. We shoot 'em full of holes and fill 'em full of lead." "I'll stare the bastard in the face as he screams to God, and I'll laugh harder when he whimpers like a baby. And when his eyes go dead, the hell I send him to will seem like heaven after what I've done to him." Marv
: I had to fight some cops. Lucille
: Oh, that's lovely. You didn't happen to kill any of them, did you? Marv
: Nah, I don't think so, but they know they've been in a fight, that's for damn sure.
"We'll fight the cops, the mob, and anybody else who tries to move in on us. We'll go to war." "If it bleeds, we can kill it." "This world's divided into two kinds of people: the hunter and the hunted. Luckily I'm the hunter. Nothing can change that." Amos
: What are you gonna do against a hostile spirit? You just gonna crack jokes? Kylie Bucknell
: No, I am going to smash it in the face.
"Now Ms. Parker, don't you believe what you read in all them newspapers. That's the law talkin' there. They want us to look big so they gonna look big when they catch us. And they ain't gonna catch us. 'Cause I'm even better at runnin' than I am at robbin' banks!" "Not only will I bring back the head of this Hawk, but I'll have the gold as well. Then Voltan will see who is the lord of the dance." "I am no messanger. But I will give you a message. The message of DEATH!" Sir Guy of Gisbourne
: Do you know any prayers, my friend? Robin Hood
: I'll say one for you!
Sir Guy of Gisbourne
: You've come to Nottingham once too often! Robin Hood
: When this is over, my friend, there'll be no need for me to come again.
"French persons, today the blood of many a brave knight shall be avenged! In the name of God, we shall not stop our fight till every one of you lies dead, and the Holy Grail returns to those who God Himself has chosen! Charge!" "You'll need an army to kill me. I'll give you untold power... in death!" Sho'nuff
: Am I the meanest? Goons
: Sho'nuff! Sho'nuff
: Am I the prettiest? Goons
: Sho'nuff! Sho'nuff
: Am I the baddest mofo low down around this town? Goons
"Don't worry about me, Gettys! Don't worry about me! I'm Charles Foster Kane! I'm no cheap, crooked politician, trying to save himself from the consequences of his crimes! Gettys! I'm going to send you to Sing Sing! Sing Sing, Gettys! Sing Sing!" "I'm not some old man! Or a wounded prisoner! Motherfucker... Don't you dare touch the girl. You won't be the first pig I've gutted!" "I'm gonna go down there, I'm gonna find Phoenix, and I'm gonna put him in a hurt locker." "You cannot stop me! I am supersonic!" "We do not ask for your poor or your hungry. We do not want your tired and sick. It is your corrupt we claim. It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath, we shall hunt them down. Each day, we will spill their blood till it rains down from the skies. Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles which every man of every faith can embrace. These are not polite suggestions. These are codes of behavior, and those of you that ignore them will pay the dearest cost. There are varying degrees of evil. We urge you lesser forms of filth not to push the bounds and cross over into true corruption, into our domain. For if you do, one day you will look behind you and you will see we three. And on that day, you will reap it. And we will send you to whatever god you wish." "Death has come to your little fuckin' town, Melanie!" "Even a big bitch cockroach like you should know... never, but never, fuck with the King!" "Whenever there's injustice, wrongs to be righted, innocents to be defended, Black Dynamite will be there, delivering ass-whuppings. and I will not hesitate to lay the hammer down on any clown that comes around. Because if they wanna fight, they best come see me, because I'm Black Dynamite." Maj. Camus
: We just stopped that thing, what was it called again, Lieutenant? Lt. Ryker
: Armageddon, sir! Camus
: That's the one. Lieutenant Ryker here killed Satan himself with a sharp stick. Good work soldier!
"There is evil out there, and I'm gonna kick its ass!" Marybeth
: Please. I just want to bury my family. And if I can take out that monster with me, then all the better. Reverend Zombie
: You can't kill him. He'll just be reborn. He's forced to return to the state he was when he was killed. You can't kill a ghost. Marybeth
: Maybe I can't or maybe I can. But I'm going to bury that hatchet into his fucking face!
"You know somethin'? The only trouble with kickin' the shit outta you is it would be too easy." "When an insane bitch armed with sixteen heavy guns is rapidly closing on one, Mister Coalson, it is, perhaps, best to do as she instructs. Heave-to, sir, that is my final instruction.
"You are correct on one point. There will be no negotiation. "You have mounted an unprovoked war against my people, commencing with a series of cowardly terrorist attacks that have left upwards of nine thousand
civilians dead. Your...
pathetic attempt to give us a declaration of war, too late for us to put our forces on alert, is only the icing on the cake. There will be no further negotiation—and no negotiated peace. The Commonwealth will fight until the Theocracy has been crushed, Ambassador, and it
will be crushed. "Your people want freedom. We will give it to them. Your conquests want independence. We will give it to them. Your sons want the right to learn more than how to recite your prayers by rote. We will give it to them. Your wives and daughters want the right to make their own choices. We will give it to them. And the entire galaxy wants to sleep peacefully, without fearing conquest by you. We will give it to them. "I promise you nothing, but war to the knife. And the next time we meet, it will be when I take your surrender in the ruins of your homeworld."
I shatter Swords and splinter spears; None stands to Shieldbreaker. My point's the fount of orphans' tears, My edge the widowmaker. Beauchamp:
So there is nothing left for me but to make arrangements for the duel
. The Count of Monte Cristo:
All that is a matter of perfect indifference to me, Monsieur. There was no need to come and interrupt the performance
for such a slight thing. In France, one fights with sword or pistol; in the colonies they take carbines; in Arabia, a dagger. Tell your client that, though I am the injured party
, to keep my eccentricity to the very end I shall let him have the choice of weapons and will accept any, without discussion or argument. Any, do you understand? Even a duel by drawing lots, which is always stupid. But with me, it is a different matter: I am sure of winning.
"Any man here want tae fight? Then fight me! Aye, fight me! An' I swear by the harp o' bones I'll tak' him tae the deeps o' the sea an' then kick him tae the craters o' the moon an' see him ride tae the Pit o' Heel itself on a saddle made o' hedgehogs! I tell ye, my rage is the strength of the storm that tears mountains intae sand! Who among ye will stand agin me?"
"I will be the Winter Knight
. I will be the most terrifying Knight the Sidhe Courts
have ever known. I will send your enemies down in defeat and make your power grow. But I do it my way. On my terms. When you give me the task, I'll decide how it gets done... and you'll stay out of the way and let me work. And that's how it's going to be."
: Old spirit caller. The failed guardian of a dead people. I do not fear you. [...] You are not a holy man. You do not follow the Blessing Way. You have no power over me.
go?" Where they belong. Where they have always been. Back in the minds of Man. But I am not like them. I am Azrael, created to be creation's shadow. You cannot destroy me. That would destroy the world.
"Revenge! Revenge! The King under the Mountain is dead and where are his kin that dare seek revenge? Girion Lord of Dale is dead, and I have eaten his people like a wolf among sheep, and where are his sons' sons that dare approach me? I kill where I wish and none dare resist. I laid low the warriors of old and their like is not in the world today. Then I was but young and tender. Now I am old and strong, strong, strong, Thief in the Shadows! My armour is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!" Kill?
Me? Oh, you are priceless, brat. I am eternal, child. I am the eater of worlds, and of children. And you...are...NEXT!
"I can kill anything that exists, even if it's a god."
"You will never get it back. In the last need, Sméagol, I should put on the Precious; and the Precious mastered you long ago. If I, wearing it, were to command you, you would obey
- even if it were to leap from a precipice or to cast yourself into the fire. And such would be my command.
So have a care, Sméagol!"
"I have come. But I do not choose now to do what I came to do. I will not do this deed. The Ring is mine!"
Gandalf the White
cannot enter here. Go back to the Abyss prepared for you! Fall back into the nothingness that awaits you and your Master
! Go back. The Witch-King of Angmar
: Old fool! This is my
hour. Do you not know death when you see him? Die now, and curse in vain!
I walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I have commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I have spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?
We were masters of nature, masters of the world. We had forgotten everything: death, fatigue, our natural needs. Stronger than cold or hunger, stronger than the shots and the desire to die, condemned and wandering, mere numbers, we were the only men on earth.
"The dark is terrible, surrounds you, and is never empty as it seems. Though monsters lurk, know this: none is hungrier than me."
I'm the babe of a bloodripper
Born in the teeth of a gale
I'm the one who wields the sword
And makes the foebeast wail
Blood's me fav'rite colour
Swifter'n lightning aye
Stand out me way, stand out I say
Step aside now, or die!
'Cos I'm the spawn o' nightstorm
An' death sails in me wake
I sheath me blade in innards
An' what I want, I take!
Come one, come all, I'm waitin'
I'll flay yer carcass bare
So everyplace I go they'll say
Ahoy, you bold corsaaaaaaaaaaaiiir!
"I am hunger. I am thirst. ...I can fast for a hundred years and not die. I can lie on the ice for a hundred nights and not freeze. I can drink a river of blood and not burst. Show me your enemies." "I am your end. Before your eyes I will put your seed to the knife. I will quarter your carcass and feed it to the dogs. Your bones I will grind to dust and cast to the winds. I will strike down those who speak your name or the name of your fathers, until Yursalka becomes as meaningless as infant babble. I will blot you out, hunt down your every trace! The track of your life has come to me, and it goes no further. I am your end, your utter obliteration!" Anor
: "There are thousands of warriors out here. You are only one man!" Rhysode
: "I am only one Jedi." Anor
: "You're insane!" Rhysode
: "No. I am Ganner. This threshold is mine. I claim it for my own. Bring on your thousands, one at a time or all in a rush. I don't give a damn. None shall pass."
Tanalan: Better to die trying to bring you down than to surrender.
: You'd better be sure of that. Because if I win here, I'm going to have to make an example. I'll break
you, Tanalan. Your sorry, weeping city will be held up before all who would defy my brother. Be absolutely
certain you want to fight me, because once this starts, I will be forced to leave only widows and corpses to populate the Rift.
Do you believe that I could kill you? Right here, right now, without using a sword or the Power? Do you believe that if I simply willed it, the Pattern would bend around me and stop your heart? By...coincidence?
We might be facing 50 million monsters, but those monsters would be facing the gods! You'd be surprised what I'm capable of. I've mutilated people. Carved out a man's eyes, emasculated him. I've chopped off a woman's toes. Flayed people alive with the bites of thousands of insects. Hell, what I did to Triumph... he nearly died, choking on insects, the venom of a hundred bee stings making his throat close up. Even Sere, outside at this very moment. He's not very happy. Skitter:
Youre planning to make threats? Alexandria:
Threats is the wrong word... but English is a limited language in some ways. Theres really no word to articulate what I mean. A threat with a measure of inevitability to it. A promise? Too feeble. People break promises too often. A curse? A malediction? Too
magical. An oath? The connotations are wrong. When I say Ill do something, I make it happen.
You have no idea what I'm capable of. I'm NOT just some house pet who got lost. I have summoned blazing fires to destroy my enemies. I have made giant mountains come alive to trample those who'd dare to attack my friends. A cloud of bats came at my friend's call, swarming Dolph's pack and tossing them into a chasm. Dolph knows what I can do. When he asked for my help when he was starving, I gave it. But every time he attacks, I strike back even harder. You came after me...and now I make the noise to drive you crazy! ... You have underestimated me. Now you will find out what I'm truly capable of!
What do you want to call that, Daine? A draw? Too easy. This is Susan Bishopric here. I've won one Rodney and I'll have a shitload more
this autumn. I can Dream
rings around you, and you ain't seen nothin' yet!
I shall tear these stars from out the heavens and hurl them in the faces of the gods, if this be necessary. I shall blaspheme in every Temple throughout the land. I shall take lives as a fisherman takes fish, by the net, if this be necessary. I shall mount me again up to the Celestial City, though every step be a flame or a naked sword and the way be guarded by tigers. One day will the gods look down from Heaven and see me upon the stair, bringing them the gift they fear most. That day will the new Yuga begin.
"There are only demigods and men upon the field," said Death. "They are still testing our strength. There are very few who remember the full power of Kalkin."
power of Kalkin?" asked Sam. "That has never been released, oh Death. Not in all the ages of the world."
"All those tattoos, all those tricks you've learned just don't matter. Doesn't matter what you try. Doesn't matter where I am or how badass you think you've become. 'Cause you know what? I'm Angel. I beat the bad guys." "Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova. Commander. Daughter of Andrei and Sophie Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance, and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am Death Incarnate, and the last living thing that you are ever going to see. God sent me." "Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else."
"No. Not now. Not ever. Do you hear me? I will use every cannon, every bomb, every bullet, every weapon I have down to my own eye teeth to end you! I swear it! I'm coming for all of you!
Who are you talking to right now? Who is it you think you see? Do you know how much I make a year? Even if I told you, you wouldn't believe it. You know what would happen if I suddenly decided to stop going in to work? A business big enough that it could be listed on the NASDAQ goes belly-up. Disappears. It ceases to exist without me. No, you clearly don't know who you are talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger, Skyler. I
am the danger. A guy opens his door and gets shot, you think that of me? No. I am the one who knocks!
Don Eladio is dead! His capos are dead! You have no one left to fight for! Fill your pockets and leave in peace...or face me, and die! Buffy: It claimed to be the Original Evil, the one that came before anything else. Anya: Please, how many times have I heard that line in my demon days? 'I'm so rotten, they don't even have a word for it. I'm bad. Baddy bad bad bad. Does it make you horny?' ...Or terrified. Whatever. "If you think that's enough to kill me, you really don't know what a Slayer is. Trust me when I say you're gonna find out." Villain:
"What if I had my man Hector here take your head off, right now?" Robert McCall:
"Then I'll grow another head, right now."
Now, before anybody decides to get clever, you should know I have multiple deadman sensors
from every culture on my ship and a few cultures I haven't heard of: my heart stops, we all go boom
. My heart speeds up, it's boom again. Too hot, too cold, too happy, too sad, thirsty, hungry, bored
, it's John Lee Hooker time. Boom, boom, boom. And you try your little psychic trick... kaboom. And we're all pushin' up day-glo daisies. War Minister Ahkna:
Why do I doubt that? Crichton:
Because you lack imagination? Emperor Staleek:
What do you want? Crichton:
What do I
want? What do I want? I
have not been chasing my
ass all over the galaxy, trying to pull out chunks of my brain. I
have not been sneaking fembots
into the places where I live. YOU
want something! You. You want what's inside my head. You want what I know about wormholes
. Because I
can leap tall galaxies in a single bound! I can scorch planets with a wave of my hand
, and you
- and you
- and you... you can't do jack. Commandant Grayza:
That's not true. Crichton:
Oh really? You command the stars to do your bidding? I know you can't. (to the other delegates) And you can't. And you
can't. (to Grayza) And you won't.
But I have.
(levels pistol) "Now think real hard. You been bird-doggin' this township a while now, and they wouldn't mind a corpse of you. Now, you can luxuriate in a nice jail cell, but if your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you."
—Captain Malcolm Reynolds
, "Our Mrs. Reynolds", Firefly
I don't care how fast you are...you can't fight all three
of us at the same time! Reverse-Flash: (amused)
Oh, I can't? Trust me...this? This is gonna be fun.
Grandmother said this: My evolution is faster than the speed of the light. There is nothing in the whole universe that can keep up with my evolution. I am Lord Zedd, emperor of all I see. I'm not just any Ranger! Not by a long shoot! Hah! That was nothing! I won't let it happen again! I'm the strongest fighter there will ever be! You may look like me, but unless you got a Master Morpher...you ain't nothing but a cheap copy. No.2:
"Do you still think you can escape, Number Six?" The Prisoner/No.6:
"I'm going to do better than that." No.2:
"Oh?" The Prisoner/No.6:
"I'm going to escape and come back." No.2:
"Come back?" The Prisoner/No.6:
"Escape, come back, wipe this place off the face of the Earth - obliterate it - and you with it."
: How did you get in here?! Koloth
: I am Koloth. Odo
: That doesn't answer my question. Koloth
: Yes, it does.
''I am First Omet'iklan, and I am dead. As of this moment, we are all dead. We go to battle into reclaim our lives. This, we do gladly, for we are Jem'hadar. Remember, victory is life.
I am Chief Miles Edward O'Brien, I am very much alive and I intend to stay that way. Jem'Hadar Captain :
Prepare yourself. I have found you a worthy opponent. Worf:
Where is he? Jem'Hadar Captain:
Right in front of you.
are no God, and I am no Devil. I am truth, and judgment, and death, and I will Reign!
"Don't try to threaten
me, Mulder. I've watched Presidents die."
The Rock Of Ages: That is your fear, not mine, Mab. I cannot die. I AM THE ROCK OF AGES. I will live forever... on the edge of dreams. The Doctor:
You said you read many texts concerning me, that the central feature of them was my desire for freedom. Surely you noticed something else? The Scourge Leader:
What? The Doctor:
That I always beat the monsters. Ace:
He does, too. Bernice Summerfield:
Even when they're inside his head. The Doctor:
And now... here I am, just when you've got victory in your grasp
, wandering in front of you without a care in the universe. Obviously, I have something up my sleeve. Obviously, you're unaware of the trap I've lured you into
. I'm what monsters like you are afraid of. So tell me... are you getting scared yet?
Doctor! Pity me! The Doctor: Fear me. Koloon:
Wha... what? The Doctor:
Tell this to your gods, when they punish you, when they stretch
you on the neutron rack: I'm still
...?! You're one... little... man! Seventh Doctor:
No, not a man. Not a human being. I am a complex space-time event. I am Lord President of Gallifrey. The Traveller from Beyond Time. I am the Sandman! The Oncoming Storm!
I am the Ka Faraq Gatri; Destroyer of Worlds!
And sometimes... only sometimes, I. Am. Your. Worst. Nightmare!
...I am the Doctor, and I take care of my friends.
Daleks be warned, you have declared war upon the Cybermen. Daleks: This is not war, this is pest control! Cybermen:
We have five million cybermen. How many are you? Daleks:
You would destroy the Cybermen with four Daleks? Daleks:
We would destroy the Cybermen with one Dalek!
You are superior in only one respect! Cybermen:
What is that? Daleks:
You are better at dying! RAISE COMMUNICATION BARRIER!!!
— The day the Cybermen and Daleks finally meet one another, Doctor Who
I will talk to the Doctor. The Doctor:
Oh, will you? That's nice. Hello! Dalek:
The Dalek Stratagem nears completion. The Fleet is almost ready. You will not intervene. The Doctor:
Oh, really? Why's that then? Dalek:
We have your associate. You will obey or she will be exterminated. The Doctor:
Explain yourself. The Doctor:
I said 'no'. Dalek:
What is the meaning of this negative? The Doctor:
It means 'no'. Dalek:
But she will be destroyed. The Doctor:
No! 'Cos this is what I'm gonna do - I'm gonna rescue her. I'm gonna save Rose Tyler from the middle of the Dalek Fleet, and then I'm gonna save the Earth, and then just to finish off, I'm gonna wipe every last stinking Dalek outta the sky! Dalek:
But you have no weapons! No defenses! No plan! The Doctor:
Yeah. And doesn't that scare you to death? Rose? Rose:
Yes, Doctor? The Doctor:
I'm coming to get you.
Don't play games with me! You just killed someone I like, that is not a safe place to stand. I'm the Doctor and you're in the biggest library in the Universe. Look me up.
— The Tenth Doctor
, Doctor Who
, "Forest of the Dead"
Who takes the Pandorica
... takes the universe! But bad news everyone... 'cause guess who!
Listen, you lot, you're all whizzing about, it's really very distracting, could you all stay still for a minute because I AM TALKING! (Every ship in the sky stops.)
Now the question for the hour is: "Who's got the Pandorica?" Answer: I do. Next question: "Who's coming to take it from me?" (Beat) Come oooooon!
Look at me! No plan, no backup, no weapons worth a damn! Oh, and something else I don't have: ANYTHING! TO! LOSE!
So if you're sitting up there in your silly little spaceship with all your silly little guns and you've got any plans on taking the Pandorica tonight, just remember who's standing in your way!
Remember every black day I ever stopped you and then... AAAAAND THEEEN!
Do the smart thing... Let somebody else try first.
" (The spaceships fall back. Beat.)
That'll keep 'em squabbling for half an hour."
: Before I die I'll see this rathole ankle deep in blood. That is a promised thing.
: When we are both in the Great Hereafter, I will hunt you down, Bent-Face! And put you through my agonies a thousand times!
"Okay then; that's what I'll do, I'll tell you a story. Can you hear them? All these people who lived in terror of you and your judgement, all these people whose ancestors devoted themselves, sacrificed themselves, to you; can you hear them singing? Oh you like to think you're a god
? Oh but you're not a god
, you're just a parasite, eaten out with the jealousy and envy and longing for the lives of others. You feed on them
. On the memory of love and loss and birth and death and joy and sorrow SO - so, come on then. Take mine. Take. My. Memories.
But I hope you've got a big appetite, because I have lived a long life
, and I have seen a few things."
"I walked away from the Last Great Time War, I marked the passing of the Time Lords
. I saw the birth of the universe, and I watched as time ran out, moment-by-moment until nothing
remained, no time, no space, just me
. I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a MAD MAN!
. I have watched universes freeze
and creations burn
! I have seen things
you wouldn't believe, I have lost things
you will NEVER UNDERSTAND; and I know things, secrets that must never be told
, knowledge that must never be spoken
, knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze
. SO COME OOOON THEN! TAKE IT! TAKE IT ALL, BABY! HAVE IT! YOU HAVE IT ALL
— Eleventh Doctor Doctor Who
, "The Rings of Akhaten"
"I tried to talk, I want you to remember that. I tried to reach out, I tried to understand you, but I think that you understand us perfectly. And I think that you just don't care! And I don't know whether you are here to invade, infiltrate or just replace us. I don't suppose it really matters now, you are monsters! That is the role you seem determined to play, so it seems that I
must play mine
! The man that stops the monsters! I'm sending you back to your own dimension. Who knows? Some of you may even survive the trip. And if you do, remember this: You are not welcome here! This
plane is protected! I
am the Doctor! And I name you the Boneless!" note
The Doctor: What Clara said, about not taking revenge. You know why she said that?
Ashildr: She was saving you.
: I was lost a long time ago. She was saving you
. I'll do my best. But I strongly advise you to keep out of my way. You'll find that it's a very small universe when I'm angry with you.
Bill, I've got no TARDIS, no sonic, about ten minutes of oxygen left, and now I'm blind. Can you imagine how unbearable I'm going to be when I pull this off? Dalek Emperor: You cannot hurt me. I am immortal. Rose Tyler/Bad Wolf:
You are tiny
. I can see the whole of time and space. Every single atom of your existance, and I divide them.
I am the fire
I am burning brighter
Roaring like a storm...
— Halestorm, "I Am The Fire"
Wake up, Im a bullet loosed
Into the heart of a wretched age
I breathe just to beat and bruise
An evolution of the burnin rage
Gonna get mine
Get outta my way
Theres gonna be (GONNA BE
Gonna be HELL TO PAY!!!
Now that the gates of Hell are unlocked
Magazines are fully loaded, guns cocked
They told me I'd be king when Hell froze over
So did anybody notice that the temp just dropped?
I am your nightmare, I am infernal
I'll strike fear in you cause fear is universal
I'm an amalgamation of Hell's nine circles
I am your Doom, I AM ETERNAL!
I'm like a colossus with no possible obstacle on earth to stop it
Have you heard how my grandpa turned Xerxes' armies into Persian carpets?
This is his weapon that I wield - earned it, then learned to flaunt it
I hope you all brought a shield - so I can return you on it!
I'm a human nightmare, an arsenal of doom
I kill conversation when I walk into a room
I'm a three line whip, I'm the sort of thing they ban
I'm a walking disaster, I'm the Demolition Man.
I'm known to write about the shit most people won't discuss
Some find my music too intrusive with their words, and such
You see a mousetrap, I see free cheese and a fucking challenge
But you stay quiet, for fear of tipping the balance
—Scroobius Pip, Introdiction
A tattooed madman, I'm hell on wheels! Born a wicked child, left alone in the fields! My father was the wind, my mother was fire, Raised by the wolves and I grew up wild!
Im a thousand tornados
Screamin' 'cross the plains
Im Gabriels Horn
On Judgment Day
Im months of darkness
Im years of rain
Gods branding iron
Bears my name...
When you look into my eyes
You know you're gonna see that fire
If you're standing in my way
It ain't gonna be your day
Bleed until I own this dream
Build it like you've never seen
Even at the mountain top
I'm never gonna ever stop
—Oh The Larceny, "Man on a Mission"
Dead I am the dog
Hound of Hell you cry
Devil on your back
I can never die
I have conquered galaxies,
Now I've stepped down to see
If a shadow can bleed!
Koopa King will strike you down!
I'll put you back in the ground,
Learn why I wear the crown!
And when the hills are blackened bare
And blood and ashes fill the air
Then, shall reborn forces
Feast upon your corpses
We shall rise again, by my fungal hand!
Decompose your armies!
Rot and roil your bodies!
Thus the age of mushroom
Ends the age of man!
"If I want to live, I live!
If I want to take, I take!
If I want you to die, YOU DIE!
"Sleep? I never sleep! I JUST WAIT. IN THE SHADOWS."
I cannot be caged. I cannot be controlled. Learn this as you die, ever pathetic, ever fools. Oracle
: What will happen if this Titan stuff
reaches Gotham? Batman
: It won't
Alfred, what do you see when you look at me? The boy whose shoes you used to tie every morning, the teenager you drove to his first date?
While you are here every night, I am out there, the only thing between the innocent and the predatory. Alfred:
You may be, but - Batman:
No, not "may be", I am
. When the mugger or the thief stops to think twice, that is fear. That is what I am. That is why they hired assassins - because I am the reason the criminals breathe easier when the sun rises
. So no, Alfred, I am not in over my head. Tonight will not be my end... but it will be theirs!
"NONE CAN MATCH MY STRENGTH!
"I'M GONNA PUT MY PAIN INTO YOUR SOUL!" Rule of thumb, Hassan. You can't kill the Messiah. My ascension is at hand. My hour of glory! I, and I alone, will be Khorne's Chosen! His favored acolyte, and prime among his champions! From this world, I will conquer the next, and the one after that! I will crush entire suns in the palm of my hand! I will stride down the halls of the heathen Emperor, and grind him and the Golden Throne of Terra between my iron fingers! The universe will know the will of Khorne. Trrrrremble! Quaaaaake! These, are your FINAL HOURS, Lorn V! My reign will turn the heavens themselves, crrrrrrimson! Bloooood for the Blood God! Let the universe, drrrrrrrown in it!!! We will hold against this scum.
Daemons and heretics will fall before us.
Our faith makes us strong.
The enemies of Man cannot stand before us!
And what is this path, this meaning, this purpose, to which we gather the skulls of our foes?
It is nothing. We murder, we kill, it is mindless savagery, this, UNIVERSE, is
In mere hours, billions will die. Innocent, guilty, strong and weak, honest and deceitful, ALL OF THEM! They will scream, they will
burn, and for no purpose, but that mighty Khorne, may revel in their bloodshed...
And united, in this void, of purpose, fear or duty... We, shall at long last, be FREE! BLOOD! FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS! FOR THE SKULL THRONE!
LET! THE GALAXY! BUUUURRRRRRNNNNN!!!!!
— Ascendant Daemon Prince Chapter Master Azariah Kyras
, Dawn of War II
"The name's Higgs. The particle of God that permeates all existence." "They call me... the greatest Titan who ever lived." Nero:
Urizen, huh? I bet your parents didn't like you much, 'cause your name sucks. Urizen: I am without a name. I am power, absolute. Nero:
Well, No Name... I'll be sure to put that on your tombstone. Urizen:
You will suffer... And... die.
Hey Vergil, your portal-opening days are over. Give me the Yamato. Vergil:
If you want it, then you'll have to take it. But you already knew that.
"I won't lose to the likes of you... little brother!
"You want this power? Then come try and take it!" "You cannot judge me, I am Justice itself! We were meant for more then this, to protect the innocent! But if our precious laws bind you all to inaction, then I will no longer stand as your brother. Crusader:
The battle approaches. What says the Scroll of Fate? Ithereal:
Doom and darkness. These heavens ruined... The angelic Host broken. Diablo is victorious. Crusader: Ah. So the Scroll is wrong.
"Know me, know what you have pretended to be. Exalt The Elder One! The will that is Corypheus!" "Your ass is grass, and I've got the weedwhacker!" "Come on out, Morphix! There's only two ways this can end, and in both of them -
Meyz mul, Dovahkiin.* You have become strong. But I am Al-du-in!* Firstborn of Akatosh! Mulaagi zok lot!* I cannot be slain here, by you or anyone else! You cannot prevail against me. I will outlast you... mortal! Legate Lanius
: We shall see how brave you are when nailed to the walls of Hoover Dam, your body facing west so you may watch your world die.
Courier: I'll wear your head like you wear that dog's!
"My name is Atma... I am pure energy... and as ancient as the cosmos. Feeble creatures, GO!"alternate version "I AM the new Angel of Death! YOURS!"
"There's no shame in losin' to me
"Warriors! It's time! Time to defeat Emperor Rudolf, and bring this bloody war to an end! Now then, who will defend Zofia?!
In every battle that mattered in my life, I've always been the one left standing, no matter how slim my chances. This battle means more than any of the others, because it's for the life of every person that I've ever cared about. I will win this fight. A thousand Jedi died cursing Darth Desolous. Now, you too will scream my name! When Sith have nightmares, I am the face they see.
Stone: Blackstone! Where's our reinforcements?
I don't care how dangerous it is. It's gonna take a lot more than robots and aliens to slow a dragon down! "A choice from the gods is as useless as the gods themselves!" "The hands of death couldn't defeat me! The sisters of fate couldn't hold me! And you shall not see the end of this day! I will have my revenge!" Diana Burnwood:
He's only a terrorist if you win. The Constant:
Miss Burnwood, we won a long time ago. This?
This is just maintenance.
Hero? ...I've outlived more "heroes" than you can possibly imagine.
Sangheili Major: Brute ships. Staggered line! Shipmaster, they outnumber us, three-to-one!
Shipmaster Rtas Vadum:
Then it is an even fight.
: What makes you think you'll win? Superman
: I'm Superman.
"Repeat after me: I will never take on a god again!" "Your powers have grown strong over a thousand years, while my powers have been growing strong since time began." "I EXIST AS ELECTRICITY. I AM ALREADY BEYOND DEATH." Your words are as empty as your future. I am the vanguard of your destruction. This exchange is over. Human, you've changed nothing. Your species has the attention of those infinitely your greater. That which you know as 'Reapers' are your salvation through destruction. "HEED MY WORDS EVILDOERS! IF THOU DOS'T WISH TO CHALLENGE THE ODINSON, THOU WILL FACE THE DIVINE POWER OF MIGHTY MJOLNIR! NEVER SHALL THE GOD OF THUNDER RELENT!"
"What I'm fighting for? That's just ridiculous. I don't need a reason to fight. I have and am going to fight just to destroy Mega Man!!"
: Played college ball, ya know. Raiden:
At some cushy Ivy League school. Steven Armstrong
: Try University of Texas. Coulda gone pro if I hadn't joined the Navy. I'm not one of those beltway pansies. I could break the president in two... with my bare hands!
Don't fuck with this senator!
Raiden: Why won't you die?!
Now I will show you why I am the most powerful practitioner of psychokinesis and telepathy in the world! In the Middle East, we don't hunt foxes! We hunt jackals! Instead of foxhounds, we use royal harriers! A cornered fox is more dangerous than a jackal!
I am lightning... the rain transformed.
Fans think my moves are all wirework and special effects. Truth is... I
am the special effects.
Leave it all to me, old boy! I shan't need help! The moment man devoured the fruit of knowledge, he sealed his fate. Entrusting his future to the cards, man clings to a dim hope. Yet, the Arcana is the means by which
all is revealed... Beyond the path lies the absolute end. It matters not who you are... Death awaits you.
When the injustice is great enough, justice will lend me the strength needed to correct it. None may stand against it. It will shatter every barrier, sunder any shield, tear through any enchantment, and lend its servant the power to pass sentence. Know this: There is nothing on all the Planes that can stay the hand of justice when it is brought against them. It may unmake armies. It may sunder the thrones of gods. Know that for all who betray justice, I am their fate. And fate carries an executioner's axe. JUSTICE shall be served. You shall FALL beneath my blade, immortal, even if I have to stand over your struggling remains for ETERNITY. I have forgotten more of the art than you shall
Hey! I was looking forward to seeing you, <Player>! My rival should be strong to keep me sharp! While working on my Pokédex, I looked all over for powerful Pokémon! Not only that, I assembled teams that would beat any Pokémon type! And now, I am the Pokémon League Champion! <Player>! Do you know what that means? I'll tell you! I am the most powerful trainer in the world! I don't do encores, get it? Not songs...Not moves...Not Pokémon! Master, I am still inexperienced. Before you left us, you told me that the Demon Sword Grollschwert would clear a path for me. Now you are no longer with us... Still, I have this sword. As long as I wield it, I shall press onward! I WILL find you, Iris!
Lady... That the best you got? Then your best won't do. You're among wolves now... And these are our woods
"Tanya thinks you bitches can take me out?! MY NAME IS BENJAMIN MOTHERFUCKIN' KING!
"O Lord, my judgment is not yet complete. There is one more not amongst the chosen that must be judged...one that has committed the grave sin of genocide...yes, Lord, the one I must now judge...is the one, highest god, my creator... You, YHVH!"
"I am infinity. The supreme being! The embodiment of law and order."
"Death's vastness holds no peace. I come at the end of the long road. Neither human, nor devil... all bends to my will."
"If this world chooses to become my enemy... I will fight like I always have!"
"Hahaha! Citizens of Earth: lend me your ears and listen to me very carefully! My name is Dr. Eggman, the world's greatest scientist, and soon to be the world's greatest ruler!"
"I am Shadow the Hedgehog. I've left the past behind me. No one can tell me what to do now! I will destroy you, Black Doom!"
: You're not getting away, Gadlight! We're gonna settle accounts today! Gadlight Meonsam
: 'You're not getting away'? Don't make me laugh, Earthling! Looks like you still don't understand the gap in power between us! Someone like you doesn't have a snowflake's chance in Hell of beating me! Kouji
: You know about all of the villains who've said that and underestimate us!? Not a Black Hole, Fallen Angels, the Mycenae, or Sphere Reactors have been able to stop us! Gadlight
: Then I'll have to shove your faces down into despair! Kouji
: Just try it! We won't hand our future to someone like you!
"Victory... is my destiny."
"Come back when you can put up a fight
"Grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, I hurt people. I'm a force of nature! If you were from where I was from, you'd be f*ckin' dead!"
"Some people think they can outsmart me. Maybe. Maybe.
I've yet to meet one that can outsmart bullet."
"How am I gonna stop some big mean mother-hubbard from tearing me a structurally superfluous new behind? The answer: use a gun. And if that don't work? Use more gun
. Like this heavy-caliber tripod-mounted little old number designed by me... built by me, and you best hope... not pointed at you."
"So! T'all you fine dandies! So proud, so cocksure, prancing about with your heads full'a eyeballs! Come and get me, I say! I'll be waitin' on you, with a whiff of the old brimstone! I'm a grim bloody fable, with an unhappy bloody end!"
Scout: I killed plenty of Spies. Buncha dime-a-dozen backstabbin' scumbags. Like you! No offense.
: If you
managed to kill them, then I assure you, they were not
"The things that can't be cut by my Roukan Blade, forged by youkai, are close to none!"
This era, when humans deny my existence and I have become legend, is what I was waiting for! Now, attempt to defeat me! And I shall become a living legend! Megatron:
No one leaves without my permission! Optimus Prime: I wasn't asking.
"Run, Autobots! Megatron lives!"
Just you wait, Crimson Wizard! I won't stop until I'm powerful enough to take you down. I will defeat you!
Ever since that day you beat me, I've been getting stronger. I'll show you power, right here, right now!
to the Crimson Wizard before their final battle, Trials of Mana
I will show you the strength of my will!
: Silence! I will destroy any sword you wield! You must understand how powerless you are against a supreme god! Masked Mage
: Foolish mortals! I will destroy any hope you have lingering in your bodies! Face the wrath of your new god! Dark Majesty
: Ridiculous! You think your illusion of hope can stand up against a newly realized god? Think again!
— The three final bosses before the battles against them commence in Trials of Mana
"Reinforcements? I am
"There are pilots like you in every generation. And I felled every last one of them
"I HAVE COME UPON THE EARTH, AND WITH MY TWO FEET TAKEN POSSESSION!!!
"Zorin, was it? L-listen Zorin: this all here, is my house. You ain't the queen vampire bitch here, I am! And you know what we Brits always say:
God. Save. The Queen."
Walter: I gave up everything to kill you! So just lie back, and think of Hell!
(slices Alucard in half)
All that I see, I conquer!
"Silly Old Bear... If the harbinger of spring is the sound of a bat on a ball, then I have become the harbinger of winter; a barren and desolate spot your bat will never hit. As my ball strikes the padded glove with the disgruntled furl of thirty thousand fans trudging out of the arena, watching as you throw down your bat in disgust and mourn what you'll never be, know this: you will never defeat me, Pooh Bear. Not as long as you or I will live. They will never tell stories of your greatness, or herald you as the second coming of pitch hitters. There are a hundred and eight stitches in every ball, Pooh Bear. How many do you think I can get in your face?"
Freeza: Tell me, have you ever heard of Planet Vegeta?
Nail: N-No? note
Funny, because I expect to hear the same from the next person when I ask them about Namek.
"You see, Vegeta? You sit there and brag about how the Saiyans are the mightiest warriors in all the universe
, how they're the most ruthless... Well, look at where they all are now...DEAD! You talk about your legends and your warrior race and your pride, but that doesn't mean a DAMN THING to this man! Because the name's Recoome, and it rhymes with doom, and you're gonna be hurtin'...ALL! TOO! SOON!
Goku: I'm going to break you.
: He has fused with Kami.
Android 17: Kami? Wha- (gets kicked in the face) Seriously, what the hell's a Kami?!
: It means "God". Now bow
Perfect Cell: Oh-ho-ho! That's much better! I can feel that!
Vegeta: In mere moments... all you'll be feeling... IS OBLIVION!
That, or disappointment. Go ahead, flip that coin.
Perfect Cell: How did you know I was deathly allergic to tickling?! (starts laughing)
Perfect Cell: (explodes), regenerates)
ARGH! CHRIST! DID ANYONE EVER TELL YOU THAT'RE ALREADY AN ASSHOLE?!
Kenshiro: Are you going to eat that? (points to one of Cell's severed hands)
Perfect Cell: No. I am not.
Perfect Cell: Sure. Make it your last meal. Because after that, you're dead.
Kenshiro: No, you are. Already. Again.
Perfect Cell: (explodes again) I am Chuck Fucking Norris!
I've spread more blood and gore
than forty score of your puny Civil Wars
! I split the Union with a roundhouse kick
! I wear a black belt on the beard that I grow on my dick
! I attack sharks when I smell them bleed. I don't go swimming, water just wants to be around me. My fists make the speed of light wish that it was faster. You
may have freed the slaves, but Chuck is everyone's master!
I'm bad, I'm the baddest motherfucker on the world. "A Japanese reporter once asked Cro Cop how many PSI he had in his kick. What's crazier than the question is that Cro Cop had an answer. "If it is right leg, hospital. Left leg, cemetery." Ladies, Cro Cop is so tough that when he fucks you, you grow chest hair on your uterus, right before you explode."
A gang? Or, sorry, mafia? That's what you threaten me with? Motherfucker
, my father
keeps an entire private army on speed-dial, and he is not shy about using that button. You think I don't know what I'm messing with? I could make three calls and have you bankrupt by morning. But I won't do any of that, because I don't need someone else to fight my battles. See, Nathaniel, you seem to think that this is a fluke, that you lost this one out of sheer bad luck. [shows him her manicure]
Not even a chip. That's how little effort you are to me, Nathaniel Evers of the mafia; you didn't even require me to chip a nail.
Do you know why I had a strategy prepared specifically to incapacitate someone who induced hallucinations?
Do you know why your shitty illusion couldnt keep me fooled for more than a few seconds?
Do you know why you have been so amazingly, miserably, ineffective?
Because while I'm sure you're hot shit in Vegas, this town is out of your league. While you steal, and plot, and do whatever it is criminals do, Im training
. While you sleep, Im training. While you obsess unhealthily over Nicholas Campbell
, Im already miles ahead of him, because I was training. You think your power makes you unstoppable, but thats because youve only used it around humans or unskilled Supers. Youre like an idiot with a knife, one who kills unarmed people and thinks himself unstoppable. But you left your little town where you were so scary, and in this place, you wont find such easy prey.
Welcome to Lander
. Here, there be monsters. [drops Nathaniel in a dumpster]
My power surges through the air and all around.
My soul's the engine that will burn this world down to the ground!
And one move sparks ignition of my vengeful wrath!
I'm never going back, the future's all I have!
"Fucking hell! Did anyone see that? I am squirtin' machismo out of my nipples over 'ere!
I am a monster truck that walks like a man."
You don't want to do this. We know who you are, Mr. Elroy. Youve only been a servant
for two years. I've been one for four. My friends here, three and five
. Do the smart thing and surrender. Cisco:
You know who I am, do you? If that were true, then you would be running away like the cowards you are. I am Francisco Elroy, fools. I am a Rainlord of Sair. The blood of the Armans runs through my veins.
"I'm the motherfucking Emperor." Asdrubael Vect:
Life has no MEANING! Not really. Regardless of how long we extend our lifespans, regardless of our emotions, thoughts, and memories, regardless of everything that defines life to us - amalgams of matter who can reflect upon it - the universe itself shall dissipate, and as it does, so shall WE. In a million cycles, in a billion cycles, in a doudecillion cycles, in the dying throes of the galaxy, what will you find?!
Time out! Let's talk about athletic achievements
You and I have so many world records between us
184! That's plenty of 'em
And I set 183 of 'em!
In a perfect world, men like me would not exist. But this is not a perfect world.
I am vengeance! I am the night! I am Batman! Ben/Ultimate Spider-Monkey
: Stop it! Stop it
! Or I swear... Driscoll
: If you and your friends do not leave this planet now and forever, my knights will kill the prisoners where they stand! Ben/Ultimate Spider-Monkey
: (grabs Driscoll by the chest, sticks him against the wall and growls
(stabs just near Driscoll's head with his spider leg, leaving a deep hole in the wall, then turns back to human form. Driscoll collapses in shock.
: Maybe you have forgotten something: I'm Ben Tennyson
, wielder of the most powerful weapon in the universe. I stopped the Highbreed invasion
, I defeated Vilgax
in hand-to-hand combat, and I've beaten the Forever Knights
more times than I can count. Here's what's going to happen: you're going to release these prisoners, you're going to crawl back to wherever you came from, and you're going to stop hunting down aliens because if you don't, I promise
, you'll regret it for the rest of your Very. Short. Lives.
"I'm Trevor fuckin' Belmont, and I never lost a fight to man, nor fuckin' beast!
"I don't know any of you...but that doesn't matter, does it? My family, the family you demonized and excommunicated has fought and died through generations for this country. We do this thing for Wallachia and her people. We don't have to know you all - we do it anyway. And it's not the
dying that frightens us...it's never having stood up and fought for you. I'm Trevor Belmont, of the House of Belmont. And dying has
never frightened me.
"I am the keeper of the talismans. I am the apocalypse of which legend speaks. And I am, for once and for all, your executioner."
"I lived ten thousand lifetimes before the first of your kind crawled out of the mud
! It was I
who broke through the divide separating the plane of Spirits from the material world! To hate me is to give me breath
. To fight me is to give me strength
! Now prepare to face oblivion
"I am many things, Kal-El. But here, I am God
"Megatron is commanded by no one!" Ahhh...the
power. I had almost forgotten. The Sword of Tengu! The sword with which I laid villages to waste. Brought castles to ground. Vanquished armies! The sword that I used to conquer Japan, and give power to the Tokugawa Clan! It is mine ONCE MORE!
"You speak my name, but you do not know me. I am Ch'rell, Oroku Saki, Duke Acureds, the one
true Shredder! I am a destroyer of worlds, and I fear no one!!"
Secret Service General
He's not a fucking god! Rick
don't know what I am! You don't know what I can do!
I'm Doctor Who
in this motherfucker! I could be a clone! I could be a hologram! We could be clones controlled by robots controlled by special headsets that the real
Rick and Morty are wearing while we're fucking your mother!
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for accepting this suicide mission. Your target, a one Brock Samson, has been really bored lately and will enjoy the shit out of this. Each one of you fine soldiers will be sacrificed for his amusement. Your unavoidable deaths will become the stuff of legends. Every new recruit will hear the story of the time a Guild Black-Out team got locked in the VenTech Tower, behind 7 inch bomb-proof steel doors and were killed one by one in glorious service to this dumbass guild you joined. Good luck out there, and thank you for your service. This is Garnet, back together,
And I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you
Because I'm so much better,
And every part of me is saying "Go get her!"
The two of us ain't gonna follow your rules.
Come at me without any of your fancy tools.
Let's go, just me and you,
Let's go, just one on two!
"I am the rocks of the eternal shore. Crash against me and be broken!"
Palace of Ashurnasirpal, priest of Ashur, favorite of Enlil and Ninurta, beloved of Anu and Dagan, the weapon of the great gods, the mighty king, king of the world, king of Assyria; son of Tukulti-Ninurta, the great king, the mighty king, king of Assyria, the son of Adad-nirari, the great king, the mighty king of Assyria; the valiant man, who acts with the support of Ashur, his lord, and has no equal among the princes of the four quarters of the world; the wonderful shepherd who is not afraid of battle; the great flood which none can oppose; the king who makes those who are not subject to him submissive; who has subjugated all mankind; the mighty warrior who treads on the neck of his enemies, tramples down all foes, and shatters the forces of the proud; the king who acts with the support of the great gods, and whose hand has conquered all lands, who has subjugated all the mountains and received their tribute, taking hostages and establishing his power over all countries.
When Ashur, the lord who called me by my name and has made my kingdom great, entrusted his merciless weapon to my lordly arms, I overthrew the widespread troops of the land of Lullume in battle. With the assistance of Shamash and Adad, the gods who help me, I thundered like Adad the destroyer over the troops of the Nairi lands, Habhi, Shubaru, and Nirib. I am the king who had brought into submission at his feet the lands from beyond the Tigris to Mount Lebanon and the Great Sea [the Mediterranean], the whole of the land of Laqe, the land of Suhi as far as Rapiqu, and whose hand has conquered from the source of the river Subnat to the land of Urartu.
The area from the mountain passes of Kirruri to the land of Gilzanu, from beyond the Lower Zab to the city of Til-Bari which is north of the land of Zaban, from the city of Til-sha-abtani to Til-sha-Zabdani, Hirimu and Harutu, fortresses of the land of Karduniash [Babylonia], I have restored to the borders of my land. From the mountain passes of Babite to the land of Hashmar I have counted the inhabitants as peoples of my land. Over the lands which I have subjugated I have appointed my governors, and they do obeisance.
I am Ashurnasirpal, the celebrated prince, who reveres the great gods, the fierce dragon, conqueror of the cities and mountains to their furthest extent, king of rulers who has tamed the stiff-necked peoples, who is crowned with splendor, who is not afraid of battle, the merciless champion who shakes resistance, the glorious king, the shepherd, the protection of the whole world, the king, the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced fierce and merciless kings from the rising to the setting sun to acknowledge one rule.
The former city of Kalhu [Nimrud], which Shalmaneser king of Assyria, a prince who preceded me, had built, that city had fallen into ruins and lay deserted. That city I built anew, I took the peoples whom my hand had conquered from the lands which I subjugated, from the land of Suhi, from the land of Laqe, from the city of Sirqu on the other side of the Euphrates, from the furthest extent of the land of Zamua, from Bit-Adini and the land of Hatte, and from Lubarna, king of the land of Patina, and made them settle there.
I removed the ancient mound and dug down to the water level. I sank the foundations 120 brick courses deep. A palace with halls of cedar, cypress, juniper, box-wood, meskannu-wood, terebinth and tamarisk, I founded as my royal residence for my lordly pleasure for ever.
Creatures of the mountains and seas I fashioned in white limestone and alabaster, and set them up at its gates. I adorned it, and made it glorious, and set ornamental knobs of bronze all around it. I fixed doors of cedar, cypress, juniper and meskannu-wood in its gates. I took in great quantities, and placed there, silver, gold, tin, bronze and iron, booty taken by my hands from the lands which I had conquered.
— Standard Inscription of Ashurbanipal II
Six feet of English soil, or as much more as he might need, since he is taller than most men.
—Harold Godwinson, king of the Anglo-Saxons
, said shortly before the Battle of Stamford Bridge to the invading Norwegian king Harald Hardrada, when Hardrada ask Harold what he was prepared to give him in exchange for peace.
We will welcome to our numbers the loyal, true and brave,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
And although they may be poor, not a man shall be a slave,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom! For Lincoln and Johnson, hurrah boys, hurrah!
Down with the traitors, and on with the war!
For we'll rally round the flag, boys, we'll rally in our might,
Shouting the holy cause of freemen!
: Where did you learn to be so sexy? Hideki Kamiya
: Lions don't learn how to hunt.
I am the great lion himself And my name is Mark the Evangelist Whoever should attempt to defy me Shall be banished from my sight Two Romes
there were, a third
there is. A fourth there shall not be.
If they can prevent me from going as an Emperor, they cannot prevent me from abdicating and going as a Fatherland Volunteer.
responding to the War Cabinet during the Uruguayan War when the General Assembly refused to let him go to the front in person
What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour". I'm gay. Also the best DBFZ player on this planet, don't forget it. By God, I'll fight until Hell freezes over and then I'll cut the ice and fight on.
—American Civil War soldier
from Iowa, after learning of a slave being sold by her own father.
"There was a senator - I think it was after my pancreatic cancer - who announced with great glee that I was going to be dead within six months. That senator, whose name I have forgotten, is now dead himself, and I am very much alive."
—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
God forbid that I retreat one step. I will either win the battle as a king, or die as one.
, shortly before his death at The Battle of Bosworth Field.