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"Those words of yours, 'I will never let my comrades die...' Now, look around you... and try to say them again! I said, say those words again! As the bodies of your comrades cool in your arms... take in their deaths! This will keep happening, and your flippant words and ideology shall become lies. This is the end result of ideals and hopes. This is reality. Naruto... what is there here for you in this reality?! Both your father and mother are gone... your master, Jiraiya too... and if you keep standing against us, you'll continue to lose your comrades one by one, this shall become a world where no one acknowledges you will exist. The only thing that awaits you is your personal nightmare. Solitude! So why keep living in reality, eh? Now come join us, Naruto!"
Tobi, Naruto

"You're really getting worked up over this, aren't you? Don't kid yourself into thinking you can help any of them. You know that they're going to wind up dead no matter what you do. And then what happens? You're left with nothing, that's what. The smart thing to do - the only thing - take whatever's important to you and run as far away as you possibly can. You act like you have a conscience, but you're just being sentimental. Isn't that right, Hohenheim? You think you can change things? You honestly believe that one act of caring will make you human? How could it - look at your own face! Humans are nothing but a resource, and if we don't use them they'll spread like weeds. You can't change reality, only your perception! Tell me what you think you could actually change, the nature of their species? They will always be weak and frightened creatures!"

Ed: Shut up! Do you really think you'll get away with this?! Messing around with someone's life like that! Your own daughter!!
Tucker: Someone's life? HAHAHAHAHAAA! Fullmetal Alchemist, look at your leg! Your arm! Your brother! Those things are also the result of 'messing around' with somebody's life, aren't they?
Tucker: We are the same! We're the same, you and me!
Tucker: Oh, but yes we are! The opportunity was right in front of us and we took it! We had to, even though we knew it was against the rules!
Ed: NO!

Dartz: Not bad, but what's the point? Just look around you. You're all alone. Your friends are no longer able to support you, and the scoreboard doesn't exactly point in your favor, does it? So why drag out this torment when all you have to do is forfeit? Accept your destiny and join your friends on the other side!
Yami Yugi: Maybe he's right. He does have 20,000 Life Points and three indestructible monsters. Perhaps I can do more for my friends by surrendering and allowing the Orichalcos to take me where they are.
Dartz: Don't you want to be by their side? Your friends are completely lost without you. Don't turn away! All you have to do is place your hand over your Duel Disk and submit. Declare defeat and you'll be free! Free to see your friends one last time before the rise of the beast! It's about time you accepted your true destiny! You've returned to Earth to pay for the wrongs you once committed! You know it's true. You nearly destroyed the world! So in order to compensate for the misdeeds of your past, you must join me in ushering in the age of the future! Surrender your spirit so that I may rebuild paradise! Just give up.
Yami Yugi: I must surrender my soul... it's my fate...
Dartz: Yes Pharoah. Keep listening to the voice of reason inside your head.
Yami Yugi: I must give up!
Dartz: You're almost there. Give in and join your friends!

"Is your heart in pain? It's because humans have hearts that hope will disappear. And nothing awaits your friends except endless suffering. Worthless! If you didn't have hearts, the future could have been saved. Little boy, this is despair."
Aporia, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's

"You guys really don't know when to quit, do you? What do you want so badly that you're willing to risk your life for it? Do you think you'll find some sense of justice? I know, you just wanted to add some spice to your boring high school lives. You're really not all that different from criminals who get their kicks by murdering people. There you are, lumbering around, playing your little guessing games. Did you ever stop and think about what you were going to do with the truth once you found it? Nobody cares about the truth. Namatame was the serial killer, case closed. That's the truth the rest of the world sees. Let's pretend for a second that you are able to catch me. What do you think would happen? The answer's simple: for a brief moment, the focus would shift, but nothing would change because people don't care who the real killer is. That's the truth you've been searching for. Like it or not."
Adachi to Yu, Persona 4: The Animation.

You're right. You must become [a hero], no matter what. You are Shirou Emiya and it's the only thing you've ever been passionate about. Even though you know that the heart of a Hero of Justice simply isn't in you. Here, you see? Your reaction tells me that you've always suspected it yourself. Memories of my past faded long ago. But there's still one sight that stayed with me all this time: the flames and the pervasive stench of death. Wishing for help when there was none. What I felt when the wish was granted. But most of all, I remember the look of relief on Kiritsugu Emiya's face when he saved me. That is where your dream began. It was some time before you finally felt gratitude for being saved. You adored Kiritsugu Emiya. That's all. And because of him, because you saw how happy he was when he saved you, you began to think you could have the same thing. Children will often idolize their parents. But, when he died, a curse was your inheritance. At that moment, that man left you no choice but to become a hero. The ideals you cling to are secondhand, ideals Kiritsugu Emiya failed to live up to. In the end, all you're doing is imitating what he believed was right. Hero of Justice? Don't make me laugh. Just because the idea consumes you, it doesn't mean helping others is something you truly want. It's nothing but a borrowed dream. Someone like you thinking you can be a force for good... it is the height of hubris! That's right. You couldn't help but admire the beauty in your father's dream of helping others! That's why you never developed any real passions of your own! If that isn't hypocrisy, then WHAT IS!? You're driven by this ridiculous obsession with sacrificing yourself for the sake of others, blind to your own arrogance! But in the end, you're a fraud, and your hypocrisy can't save anyone. How could you when you never knew who you should save to begin with!? And look! This is the result! You could never be a savior; you never had anything to save! You became the embodiment of justice. And justice can be cruel! Your ideals are falling apart. Maybe other people aren't more important than you are. It's dawning on you that a world where everyone is happy is just a fairy tale. And if you can't live without that dream, let it drag you down and drown you."

Cornelius Alba: B-but how? That's not possible!
Touko Aozaki: Oh, please. Don't bother saying something worthless like "You should be dead."
Alba: But you're dead! I killed you!
Touko: Well, are you sure 'that' was me to begin with?
Alba: What are you saying?!
Touko: A couple years ago, I set out to make the ultimate puppet; a perfect copy of myself. No worse than me, and no better, either. After a while, I completed my perfect doppelgänger.
Alba: Impossible! Humans will always strive to make something better then themselves! But... Wait...
Touko: Once I'd finished, I looked down at my work and contemplated my own existence. Did I even need to be alive anymore? Well, I suppose concerns such as that are trivial, in the grand scheme of things. You know, Alba, I normally make another backup puppet before doing something like this, but you're an exception.
Alba: Wait... Are you the fake? No... That can't be... You're the real thing, right? But that can't be...
Touko: Funny thing is, I can't even tell you for sure anymore. But that's not important right now. You've said something that you really shouldn't have.
Alba: NO! This is... I don't understand! I DON'T UNDERSTAND!

Kami-sama: My sensei is an amazing man. He can do anything. He knows everything. Sensei made this castle. He trusted me with everything and declared me a priest. See? I'm a real Sanzo.
Genjyo Sanzo: I think you're full of shit. Maybe your master was a Sanzo. But if you really inherited the title... Where the hell's your Sutra?
Kami-sama: —!!
Genjyo Sanzo: You went out of your way to take mine. That was only because you don't have your own, right?
Kami-sama: Sh- Shut up!
Genjyo Sanzo: You never told us your name because you don't have a proper Buddhist title as a Sanzo, I'll bet.
Kami-sama: Shut up!
Genjyo Sanzo:You may have inherited the clothes and the powers and the castle from your master... But he still never gave you the title of "Sanzo".
Kami-sama: SHUT UP!

Okabe: Do you want to know how your FB fairy tale ends? Of course you do. You ready? ...You die. Four days from now, you take your own life. You sit here waiting for a text that never comes, and then you kill yourself here in the dark.
Moeka: That's a lie...
Okabe: You know in your heart that you are never going to hear from FB again, Moeka. It's torture, isn't it? Worse than death!
Moeka: Stop it!
Okabe: When's the last time they responded? Huh? Poor, patient Moeka, abandoned yet again. You're going to die, Moeka, right here!
Moeka: No!
Okabe: You're going to murder yourself, surrounded by darkness!
Moeka: NO!
Okabe: You know what your grand reward is for killing Mayuri? You die like a stray mutt, forgotten until they trip over your corpse!
Moeka: FB will -
Okabe: FB WON'T HELP! All it would take is a single text, right?! BUT THEY DON'T CARE!

"If you shoot me right here, you will die within moments. The soldiers will shoot you. If that doesn't suit you, your only other option would be to point that gun at yourself and pull the trigger. The gun is loaded, I presume. On the battlefield, life is cheap; it's lost in an instant. But still, people fight for their country; for justice. However, none of that suits you. You may be wearing a military uniform, but you're no soldier. Am I wrong?"
Rau Le Creuset, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Rau: This is our destiny! People knew where they were heading when they chose to walk this path!
Kira: Shut up!
Rau: Justice and faith, ignorance and escapism! They never learn, they never listen! We have reached the end of that path! There is no way to prevent it now! Mankind vanquished, at last! Just as they deserve!
Kira: I won't allow it! You're crazy, and so's your logic!
Rau: That's how people think, you know it.
Kira: No way! You're wrong... people aren't like that at all!
Rau: Ha! How are they not like that? What's your proof? This is a world where people's hearts are filled with hatred! Where fingers have no purpose other than to pull triggers! What do you believe in? And why do you?
Kira: You don't understand anything else!
Rau: (smiling) Of course! After all, people can only understand what they've experienced!
(Kira flashes back to various moments from the series and begins to suffer Heroic BSoD)
Rau: Why torment yourself? Saying, "eventually, someday"? How long have you been fighting with your thoughts clouded by that brand of sweet poison?

Cell: Amateur. You said you'd show me true Saiyan power, but all that you've done is pump up your little muscles, and there's nothing special about that. I could do that too, if I wanted. [proceeds to do just that] You see? It's rather easy to transform and flaunt your powers, but it's not going to get you anywhere if your opponent has any sort of speed! [powers down] You Fool!. Honestly, it's a very simple concept to understand. Even Vegeta figured it out, so... why can't you?
Trunks: Of course! That's why Father stopped getting stronger! He could have... but he knew about its limits! And I just kept plowing forward like a stupid child. [powers down and lands] You can finish me if you want. I've failed.
Cell: [smirks] How very gracious of you.


"Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and God was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever, and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do; Devise reason later. Born from Oblivion, bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into Oblivion. There is nothing else.
Existence is random; has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose. This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not Fate that butchers them or Destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us.
Does that answer your question, doctor?"
Rorschach, Watchmen

"What are you whispering, Captain? Is that a prayer? Well, there's no God here today. Just me. Why didn't we think of this years ago, eh? I knew you couldn't beat us if I ever got them organized. Do you know what's coming next? We're going to carve up your beloved country among all our chief lieutenants. The Abomination wants California, Doom wants the Bible Belt and Magneto wants Las Vegas for some Godforsaken reason. Guess who gets the White House? As for the rest of the world... Well, who'd want it now? Shh. Don't get upset. It'll all be over soon."

Jules: I almost died saving my son once.
Scourge: You want a medal?
Jules: No. I want you to understand I will do what it takes to keep my son safe.
Scourge: Cute. Trying to prove you're not afraid of me?
Jules: What's to be afraid of? This world is full of heroic beings that fight a single great evil. That tells me your world is full of cowards, each doing their part to ruin their world. That's why you don't scare me— Because I know at your core, you're a coward too.
Scourge: Coward? I conquered a planet on my own!
Jules: You brought a different brand of ruination.
Scourge: Try again, Pops. On my world, we had a time called "The Great Peace". My dad was part of that. Brought everyone together in one big group hug. Ten years later, everything had stagnated and fallen apart. I didn't ruin the world. I woke it up!
Jules: That's your answer to it all? Violent takeover and anarchy?
Scourge: Not really anarchy since everyone bows to me. Since you seem so hung up on the correlations, how do you like this one: Sonic's dad isn't really a mobian anymore. My dad simply isn't.
Jules: Are you trying to shock me? Intimidate? That falls short when the mighty world-conquering "king" has to sneak in during the middle of the night to get a leg up on my boy.
Scourge: (Gets in Jules's face threateningly) Sonic's good at smashing bots. Want to see what I can do?
Jules: (Stands up to make Scourge back off) I am not your father. I was on the front lines of the Great War. I won't go quietly. And while you may not care about the loss of your Jules, I'm certain my son will be very upset. Do you want that on your head too?
Scourge: (Tears streaming down his face as he leaves with a dead-looking expression) Just a bunch of empty words. You're no different from my old man after all.


"Weapons do not need to be raised when a simple conversation can dispel the argument. Blood does not have to be spilt when my words can harm you just the same."

"You've always been so devious and stubborn! From THAT time onward, yeah!! What about Mum? She didn't come, did she! Promise? That didn't work out at all! Letting you have hope that could not be kept and making you suffer! You're fine with that!? Giving up is not a bad thing, goddammit! Sometimes, giving up requires courage, too, you know! You still don't understand? The most bitter thing about it is YOU, dammit!! And then there is this promise with that girl! No one will blame you! That's why you should just throw away that Hermit thing and be fine and dandy again!! After all, you're one of us."
Suika, Suikakasen

    Film — Animation 
" dare to challenge me? Attempt to defeat me? Try to destroy me? I who saved you from certain death? After all I've done for you, you betray me?! And why?! (tears open the building he's climbing to show them the civilians) For them? The ones who hated you, have forsaken you? Can't you see? None of them will ever understand you the way I can. For we are kindred spirits whose powers spring from the same source. So girls, do not make me destroy you! For we are smarter! We are stronger! We are invincible! We have the power! We are superior to them! And we shall rule! All we have to do is work together. Girls, join me."

Scar: Oh, must this all end in violence? I'd hate to be responsible for the death of a family member...wouldn't you agree, Simba?
Simba: That's not gonna work, Scar. I've put it behind me.
Scar: Ah, but what about your faithful subjects? Have they put it behind them?
Nala: Simba, what is he talking about?
Scar: Ah, so you haven't told them your little secret. Well, Simba, now's your chance to tell them. Tell them who is responsible for Mufasa's death!
Simba:...I am.
Sarabi:'s not true! Tell me it's not true!
Simba: It's true.
Scar: You see? He admits it! Murderer!
Simba: No, it was an accident!
Scar: If it weren't for you, Mufasa would still be alive! It's your fault he's dead! Do you deny it?
Simba: No...
Scar: Then you're guilty!
Simba: No, I'm not a murderer!
Scar: Oh, Simba, you're in trouble again. But this time, Daddy isn't here to save you. And now everyone! Knows! WHY!

Hans: Your sister?! She returned from the mountain weak and cold! She said that you froze her heart! I tried to save her but it was too late! Her skin was ice, her hair turned white... Your sister is dead! Because of you!
Elsa: No... (Drops to the ground in grief)

"Screenslaver interrupts this program for an important announcement. Don't bother watching the rest. Elastigirl doesn't save the day; she only postpones her defeat. And while she postpones her defeat, you eat chips and watch her invert problems that you are too lazy to deal with. Superheroes are part of a brainless desire to replace true desire with simulation. You don't talk, you watch talk shows. You don't play games, you watch game shows. Travel, relationships, risk; every meaningful experience must be packaged and delivered to you to watch at a distance so that you can remain ever-sheltered, ever-passive, ever-ravenous consumers who can't free themselves to rise from their couches to break a sweat, never anticipate new life. You want superheroes to protect you, and make yourselves ever more powerless in the process. Well, you tell yourselves you're being "looked after". That you're inches from being served and your rights are being upheld. So that the system can keep stealing from you, smiling at you all the while. Go ahead, send your supers to stop me. Grab your snacks, watch your screens, and see what happens. You are no longer in control. I am."
Screenslaver / Evelyn Deavor, Incredibles 2

"How does it feel, Black? How does it feel to be deconstructed? To be the victim?! To watch your dreams DIE?!"

    Films — Live-Action 
Yuri Orlov: Enjoy it.
Agent Jack Valentine: What?
Yuri: This. Tell me I'm everything you despise. That I'm the personification of evil. That I'm responsible for the breakdown of the fabric of society and world order. I'm a one man genocide. Say everything you want to say to me now. Because you don't have long.
Valentine: Are you paying attention? Or are you delusional? You have broken every arms embargo written. There is enough evidence here to put you away for consecutive life sentences. You are going to spend the next 10 years of your life going from a cell to a courtroom before you even start serving your time. I don't think you fully appreciate the seriousness of your situation!
Yuri: [Almost whispering] My family has disowned me. My wife and son have left me. My brother is dead. [Slightly louder] Trust me, I fully appreciate the seriousness of my situation. But I promise you, I won't spend a single second in a courtroom.
Valentine: You are delusional.
Yuri: I like you, Jack. Well... maybe not, but I understand you. Let me tell you what's going to happen, then this way you can prepare yourself. Soon there's going to be a knock on that door, [looks at interrogation room door] and you will be called outside. In the hall will be a man who outranks you. First he'll compliment you on the fine job you've done, that you're making the world a safer place, that you're to receive a commendation and a promotion... and then he's going to tell you that I am to be released. You're going to protest, you'll probably threaten to resign... but in the end I will be released. The reason I'll be released is the same reason you think I'll be convicted. I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile, sadistic men calling themselves leaders today. But some of these men are the enemies of your enemies. And while the biggest arms dealer in the world is your boss - the President of the United States, who ships more merchandise in a day than I do in a year... sometimes it's embarrassing to have his fingerprints on the guns. Sometimes he needs a freelancer like me to supply forces he can't be seen supplying. So, you call me evil, but unfortunately for you, I'm a necessary evil.
[somebody knocks on interrogation room door]
Valentine: I'd tell you to go to hell, but I'd say you're already there.

Agent Smith: Why, Mr. Anderson? Why, why? Why do you do it? Why, why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you're fighting... for something? For more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception. Temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose. And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although... only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can't win. It's pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?
Neo: Because I choose to.

Shazam: So this is like The Seven Deadly Sins, right? I mean, I've never been great at math, but, uh... big angry one, that's Wrath. Yeah? Then there's gluttony, obvi. Pride... Greed, Sloth, Lust, who... I thought was gonna be way hotter, if I'm being honest. But that's only six, where's - where's lucky number seven? Where's little man, where's Envy? Is he just scared of me and my family, 'cause we're so awesome? 'Cause I get that! Like the other sins, they get to come out and fight, 'cause they're strong and scary, but Envy... he's just the runt!
(Envy snarls at Billy through Doctor Sivana)
And that's why all the other sins don't invite him out to play, man! 'Cause they all know who'd win!
(Sivana creates thunderbolts out of his hands in frustration)
And it's not weak... worthless... ugly... Envy.
(cue Villainous Breakdown)

James Bond: [after shooting at a bulletproof glass which forms the SPECTRE logo] You're a hard man to kill, Blofeld. [mockingly looks at Franz Oberhauser/Ernst Stavro Blofeld's scar] Ouch. I do hope that doesn't hurt too much.
Franz Oberhauser/Ernst Stavro Blofeld: [shrugs] My wounds will heal. What about yours? Look around you, James — look. This is what's left of your world. Everything you ever stood for, everything you believed in — a ruin.
Bond: Why are we here? Did you miss me?
Oberhauser: No. [blows into the glass, creating water droplets. He then makes a heart sign out of the air, indicating that he's taken Bond Girl Madeleine Swann hostage] But I know someone who does.
Bond: [referring to Madeleine] Where is she?
Oberhauser: That's for you to find out. [Activates a timer] In three minutes, this building will be demolished. Well, I can get out easily. Now, you have a choice. Die trying to save her, or save yourself and live with the pain.
Bond: You're bluffing.
Oberhauser: Am I? [snickers smugly after brief pause] I've really put you through it, haven't I? Oh well, that's brothers for you — they always know which button to press!

Dewey: You took a long time to get here, Jason.
Jason: I know about Beirut. I know what you did. It all ends tonight.
Dewey: It'll be a lot easier if you do it right away. You didn't come here for revenge. You came because it's time to come in. Your father created the program. Didn't have what it takes to make it work. And you did. You always did. That's why you volunteered.
Jason: I volunteered because I thought our enemies killed him. I volunteered because of a lie!
Dewey: No. You volunteered because of who you are. You volunteered because you are Jason Bourne. And, not, David Webb.
[Jason then grabs Dewey and slams him against a window]
Dewey: 32 kills, Jason. Everyone of them made a difference. People all across this country, are safer because of what you did.
Jason: I'm trying to find another way.
Dewey: And how's that working out for you? You're never going to find any peace. Not till you admit to yourself, who you really are. It's sudden death here, Jason. It's time to come in.

"Why do you hate me, David? I know you do. You left home. You left me all alone with our sick mother. And I was just a kid. You made me lie. Every time she screamed your name, I told her you were coming to see her. Like you promised. But you never did. [...] I know mother hates you now, and she waits for you in Hell."
Possessed Mia, Evil Dead (2013)

"I do like you, Joe. But we're sure enough that Seth paid you a visit, we're gonna have to do something about this. You're expecting that we're gonna break your fingers with a hammer or something awful, but I'm gonna defuse that tension right now: that's not gonna happen. What is gonna happen is that I'm gonna talk for a little. Not even that long. And then you're gonna give up your friend."
Abe, Looper

"Kimble, you've wasted years chasing after me, and what has it got you? Huh? Nothing! I'll be out of here in a week, and you'll still be eating takeout food in that dump you live in. Yeah! I know all about you, Kimble. Without me, you wouldn't even have a life. My old lady left because of the money. Yours left because she just couldn't stand the sight of you."
Cullen Crisp, Kindergarten Cop


Oh, Marco the funny one! How's Mommy, Marco? Is she alive or is she dead? Does she scream with the Yeerk in her head? All here together? Cassie, the hypocrite? 'I don't believe in violence... except when I do.' Aximili, the pitiful, pale shadow of his dead brother? If only you'd insisted on going with Elfangor, maybe he'd have lived. Too bad. And Tobias, ah, yes, Tobias. The boy not really so trapped as a bird, eh, but too gutless to resume life as a human? And Rachel. My very favorite Animorph. Rachel, Rachel. Do you feel the adrenaline rush of murderous desire? Do you feel the urge to reach out and destroy me? Of course you do. You and I have that in common.
The Drode, Animorphs #27: The Exposed

Don’t you dare-” Amy started.
“You fucked up. You crossed one of the lines that’s reserved for the real monsters. You know it, I know it.”
Amy’s face crumpled. I didn’t have a better way of describing it, the way her expression twisted, going from plain to almost inhuman from emotion alone.
I almost spoke up. I wasn’t sure why I didn’t.
“You think you’re the lowest of the low, that you’re scum. You despise yourself.”
Amy couldn’t even mount a response.
“You’re wrong. You’re not there. Not yet.”
Amy looked up at Tattletale, wide-eyed. The look was utterly defenseless. I was put in mind, for just an instant, of just who Tattletale could have been. I had a mental image of her as a cult leader, tearing people down with an almost surgical precision, then molding them into who she wanted them to be when they were emotionally and mentally unable to mount a defense.
“Not yet?” Amy asked.
“Not yet. You shouldn’t hate yourself for what you did in a moment of desperation. Hate yourself for what you do after. Hate yourself for your cowardice, your refusal to step up and help at this moment, right now, your refusal to participate in this world that you never even tried to understand. That’s a conscious call you’re making, and you know it’s the wrong one.”
Amy hugged her arms to her chest. She shook her head a little, as if she was denying what Tattletale was saying.
Tattletale went on. “You need to make the right calls, and you need to start now, because you’re approaching the point of no return. You start making amends, you start doing your part, and you undo what you did, and you do it ASAP, because if you don’t, you’re going to hit the hard ground at the bottom of that slippery slope.

    Live-Action TV 

"Hey, do any of you know this kid's name? This kid right here. Do any of you know his name? But he's always following you around. - You never noticed - him before? So he's been sitting right next to you for months - just pretending - to be your friend? Wow. That's sad. - Well, uh, - his name's Reese. And guess what? I'm better than you. I win. It's over.
Malcolm's escalating comebacks to Reese in "Forwards Backwards", Malcolm in the Middle

"I've studied you, Oliver Queen. I know everything. Who you love. Who you trust. Who you've hurt. Do you know how easy it was to turn Evelyn against you? How easy it will be to turn them all against you? You're not a hero. You're a killer. And I'm going to show them that. I'm going to show them how everything you touch... dies. Oliver fatally shoots and then unmasks Billy Malone, disguised as Prometheus. Four years I've waited, to make you answer for your sins. I told you, Oliver, everything you touch.. dies."
Prometheus's Breaking Speech to the Green Arrow, Arrow

Annie: Britta's right; you're the most selfish person alive! And all that is going to end right now, because I'm telling him what kind of friend you really are.
Jeff: Maybe you should tell him you're hopelessly in love with him. [Annie is stunned] High school must have been tough, huh? Waiting for a superstar to notice you. But here, he's all alone, and he needs so much help! Did you enroll in all of his classes, or were you worried that might freak him out? The important thing is that you are there for him. The important thing is that you are the only one there for him. And you don't really care what he wants, just as long as you don't have to share him with the rest of the world. Because really, you're just as selfish as I am. You're just not as good at it yet.
Annie: [hurt] You're right. I could never be as good as you. Probably because I actually care.
Jeff: [Flippantly] Profound, but technically meaningless. [upset, Annie storms off] And don't bother trying that thing that women do when they walk away and make the guy feel like crap because it's not going to happen! Yeah! [guilty] Damn it!

Eobard Thawne: The Thawne bloodline is chock full of influential politicians, scientists, captains of industry. Failures, such as yourself, are just the exception
Eddie Thawne: And what exactly makes me such a failure?
Eobard: Tough question, Eddie. Where to start? Oh, how about your career as a police detective? It's spectacularly uneventful.
Eddie: Yeah, well, we'll see.
Eobard: No, we have seen. I have seen. I am from the future, and you are the only Thawne to be all but forgotten by history. Waste of a life, waste of a man, and, oh no, you don't even get the girl.
Eddie: What are you talking about?
Eobard: (shows Eddie a newspaper from the future). Observe, if you will. The "by" line. Barry marries Iris, and not you. We're just gonna have to give this ring back to Grandma Agnes. You, Eddie, won't be needing it.

Judge Hope: I know you've got me down as this creature... but you know, hey; I get where you're coming from. And I like your stuff—
Bing: It's not stuff, it's—
Judge Hope: Truth. Am I right? Your truth, admittedly, but truth nonetheless. And you're right; authenticity is in woefully short supply. I'd like to hear you talk again...

Walt: I watched Jane die. I was there, and I watched her die. I saw her overdose and choke to death. I could have saved her, but I didn't.

Buffy: I know this hurts, bad, but Willow, if you let loose with the magicks, it will never end.
Willow: [smirks] Promise?
Buffy: You don't want that.
Willow: Why not?
Buffy: Because you lose everything. Your friends, yourself.... Willow, if you let this control you, then the world goes away. And all of us with it. There's so much to live for. Will, there's too much-
Willow: Oh, please! This is your pitch? Buffy, you hate it here as much as I do. I'm just more honest about it.
Buffy: That's not true!
Willow: You're trying to sell me on the world? The one where you lie to your friends when you're not trying to kill them? And you screw a vampire just to feel? And insane asylums are the comfy alternative? This world? Buffy, it's me. I know you were happier when you were in the ground. The only time you were ever at peace in your whole life is when you were dead. Until Willow brought you back.

Future Lucifer: Goodbye. We'll meet again soon.
Dean: You better kill me now!
Future Lucifer: Pardon?
Dean: You better kill me now or I swear, I will find a way to kill you! And I won't stop-
Future Lucifer: I know you won't. I know you won't say yes to Michael either. And i know you won't kill Sam. Whatever you do, you will always end up here. Whatever choices you make, whatever details you alter, we will always end up here. I win... so I win.
Supernatural, The End

"Think about it, Bill. If you died, would anyone care? Would they really care? Yeah, maybe they'd cry for a day, but let's be honest. No one would give a shit. They wouldn't. The few people that would feel obligated to go to your funeral would probably be annoyed and leave as early as possible. That's who you are. That's what you are. You're nothing to anyone, to everyone. Think about it, Bill. 'Cause if you do, if you let yourself... You'll know I'm telling you the truth. So instead of wasting any more of my time, I need you to go call someone that matters, because, Bill... You don't."
Elliot Alderson, Mr. Robot

Aww, look, Heather's going to
Whine, whine, whine all night!
You don't deserve to live!
Why not kill yourself?
Here, have a sedative!
Whine, whine, whine! Like there's no Santa Claus!
You're pathetic because you whine -
You whine all night!
Your ass is off the team!
Go on and bitch and moan!
You don't deserve the dream!
You're gonna die alone!
Die alone! Die alone! DIE ALONE! DIE ALONE!

    Video Games 
"Do they know you're a fraud, Ted? Have you told them there wasn't any money, and no great home on the Shore drive, no speedboat and no wonderful cabin cruiser that could sleep twelve and a crew of six? Do they know? Have you let them in on your other secrets, Ted? Are they ready to gut you, to torture half as well as I can, just to find out the secrets? Heh heh. Maybe I'll rat you out, sweetheart!"

Tell me this, Doctor Freeman, if you can. You have destroyed so much... what is it, exactly, that you have created? Can you name even one thing? I thought not.
Dr. Breen, Half-Life 2

"Why keep trying Jesse? You will only fail. Just as you failed to save Reuben... Just as you have failed to lead your friends back home... You will fail to defeat me. And Axel, Olivia, and everyone on your homeworld will soon be made useful. Drawing it out like this won't hurt me... but it might hurt your friend, and you will be made useful."

"Such tears... what beauty they hold, these tears of sorrow. Surely, they are the most precious substance in the world... but, are you worthy to shed such tears? The act of mourning the dead belongs to the realm of humans... The human race, fearful in its weakness, built this world in a futile attempt to elude the abyss they call mortality. Culture, civilization, all delusions created by a powerless race, and of little use, like a barren woman. But amidst all this, you continue to exist as an unfettered soul, free from the shackles of flesh and blood. A completely pure consciousness. An eternal spiral undefiled by impurities. A fusion of fire, breath, and spirit! What can we call you, but angels? New, unadulterated psyches, but what you lack is reality, and that is what I shall provide you with!"
Albedo, Xenosaga, Episode I

Malefor: Such determination to get here. It seems we share other qualities besides our color.
Spyro: I’m nothing like you!
Malefor: Do you think so? Hmm...we’ll get to that.
Cynder: Don’t listen to him, Spyro. Don’t listen to anything he says.
Malefor: You look so weary. Allow me to make you more comfortable (removes their magic tethers). There. That’s better isn’t it? It is the least I could do for you, Cynder. After all, you've done so much for me.
Spyro: You used her!
Malefor: I used her, she used you. What does it matter really?
Spyro: What does he mean?
Malefor: What? He doesn't know? Go on! Tell him! You mustn't leave him in the dark!
Spyro: Tell me what?
Malefor: How she lured you to the Well of Souls... How she tricked you into freeing me.
Cynder: You’re lying!
Malefor: Hmm... I find it peculiar how you’ve chosen to remember things. Let me assure you. It was you who freed me, Spyro. And you who brought me back. And we have Cynder to thank for that (Evil Laugh)
Spyro: Cynder? Is it true?
Cynder: No --- I don't know --- I don't know anymore ---
Malefor: Oh, I think you do. But perhaps you need a little nudge (takes over Cynder‘s mind).
Spyro: Cynder! ...Cynder, no!
Malefor: Ignitus should have warned you. You are alone here, young dragon. You have always been alone. Still, here you are, trying so desperately to save this miserable world. Refusing to accept the true role of the purple dragon. I’m sure you’ve been told that I was the first of our kind...but I assure you, there have been many. It has been the duty of our predecessors to resurrect the Destroyer and Golems of the deep, to bring about the great cleansing! This is the true nature of our kind! Your destiny is to destroy the world!
Spyro: No! I don’t believe that!
Malefor: Of Course you don’t! But you have fulfilled your destiny nonetheless! In my time, I was stopped... prevented from completing my quest! But you... you have carried the flame! Be it through your own will or not! And soon, the world will be destroyed, you along with it! (Evil Laugh)
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of The Dragon

Sam: Seriously now, Raiden, isn't this all a bit much? Any decent lunatic would have quit after Mexico.
Raiden: Jetstream Sam.
Sam: I heard you chopped the lab director in half. Old habits die hard, eh, Jack? But now here you are, the child soldier, fighting for the children. Hahahahaha. Please. What do you really expect to accomplish here? Play savior to a bunch of brains... and what? Earn a medal? Think about it, Jack. No matter how many Mexican kids we cut or Africans we bury, the first world looks away. No one gives a shit. Not the media, not the politicians — certainly not the average Joe. Too busy fretting over money, or sex... religion... fame... Ah, but you're a man on a mission, aren't you... Gonna fix everything, just you and your little sword there. Solve everything with violence, is that it?
Raiden: My sword is a means to an end: to protect those you'd prey on.
Sam: Really? Lemme ask you: All those cyborgs you've killed, up to now... Maybe they weren't kids, but they were people. You ever think about them? When you're chopping them into hamburger?
Raiden: They're adults. They... made their choice.
Sam: Sure, they're adults. Sure, they signed up for this. Right on the dotted line of their PMC contract. Usually they're no strangers to war. In fact, many times they already lost a limb or two. Many times they were out of work and starving on the street. So yes... they sign up for surgery to fight God-knows-where. How else would you provide for your family when your country's embroiled in civil war? Pain receptors shut down, pumped full of fear-inhibiting nanomachines and sent right into the blender... your blender... But they made their choice, right? Open your eye and see, Raiden.
Raiden: I've seen plenty.
Sam: Then listen. Those battlefield emotions that the nanos suppress... Listen to them.

Vaas: Who gave you that ink, hmm? I asked you a question: who give you that ink, hmm? Citra give you that ink, my sister give you that ink, huh? You think that makes you one of us? You think that makes you like me, huh? California boy has got a hard-on for jungle fever. I'm gonna drive (whistles) a bullet through my sister's skull... like I did your brother Grant.
Jason: Fuck you.
Vaas: You are angry, Jason. You... are angry. Okay, I get that. I get it. I mean without family who the fuck are we? There was a time I would do anything for my sister, I mean the first time I ever killed was for my sister.... Not enough for her, no, no, no, no, no, please. You see the thing about our loved ones, right, our FUCKING loved ones, they come and they BLINDSIDE you every fucking time. So they say to me, they say Vaas, Vaas... who the FUCK is it going to be?! THEM or ME?! (violently beats his chest) MEEEEEE!!! OR THEM?! (chuckles) Like... like you know... like they fucking think that I need to make a fucking choice. (beat) By the way, this lighter really sucks. You know, so much for poetics? It's really too bad that Citra had to ink you up, because now the only way to kill you is to erase you completely. (Lisa sobs) Shhh... it's okay... alright, it's okay. Jason, I swear to God, man... it's truly beautiful that you're willing to die for the one you love. (tosses a match in the room)

Michael Thorton: So you killed Madison for profit.
Henry Leland: No Mike, you did. You brought her into this mess. You had her take you to Marburg, despite the risks, and then you failed to protect her. Blame me all you want, but step back and think about it. ...You must have thought about it. When it was all over, you were the big hero, saved all of Rome. When things were quiet, no one shooting at you, no bombs... What did you think about then?

"You IDIOTS! While you guys were having your little pow-wow... I took the human SOULS! And now, not only are THOSE under my power... But all of your FRIENDS' SOULS are gonna be mine, too! Hee hee hee. And you know what the best part is? It's all your fault. It's all because you MADE THEM love you. All the time you spent listening to them... encouraging them... caring about them... Without that, they wouldn't have come here. And now, with their souls and the humans' together... I will achieve my REAL FORM. Hee hee... Huh? WHY am I still doing this? Don't you get it? This is all just a GAME. If you leave the underground satisfied, you'll "win" the game. If you "win", you won't want to "play" with me anymore. And what would I do then? But this game between us will NEVER end. I'll hold victory in front of you, just within your reach... and then tear it away just before you grasp it. Over, and over, and over... Hee hee hee. Listen. If you DO defeat me, I'll give you your "happy ending". I'll bring your friends back. I'll destroy the barrier. Everyone will finally be satisfied. But that WON'T happen. You...! I'll keep you here no matter what! Even if it means killing you 1,000,000 times!!!"
Flowey, Undertale

Master Contra: Let me introduce myself again. I am Bill Rizer. The real and original one!
Bill Rizer: Original one? What do you mean? Are you saying that I'm a... Clone?
Master Contra: (Evil Laugh) You catch on quickly!
Bill Rizer: Shut up! This is nonsense! You're stalling!
Master Contra: Oh? Then I'll ask you this. What do you remember from before when they put you in cold sleep, hmm? How much? You probably remember missions and battles fairly accurately. But beyond that, any personal memories? (Evil Laugh) Disturbing how little you can recall, isn't it?
Bill Rizer: But that's impossible... How?
Master Contra: Oh, it's possible. Your memories have been pieced together by a military database. (Evil Laugh)
Bill Rizer: That's... That's crazy!

Ricky Pagan: No! You - y-you shut up now! Or Ricky Pagan gonna-
The Black Signal: Your name is Ryuchi Sagawa. Ryuchi Sagawa. Ryuchi Sagawaaaaa.
Ricky Pagan: No! Shut up!
The Black Signal: Ryuchi Sagawa, you have no power. This is just a park: a pile of sod and shrubs. Amaterasu is something you ate, or something you smoked... or a hard black tumour in your soft brain-in your brain-in your brain- in your brain. Your friends died following a lunatic. I saw them suffer-suffer-suffer-suffer-suffer...

"Your dossier reads like a broken record, Logan. How many people have betrayed you since you joined the Agency? First there was Benton, you remember him? Back in the old days, when you were Markinson's stooge. How many test subjects did you murder in the cathedral, again? And you've instilled such loyalty in your men, haven't you, Logan? Jason Chance, for instance. You need more men like that, don't you? How did you feel when you found out you'd been Vincent Hadden's bitch during the entire Syphon Filter fiasco? And lovely Miss Mara Aramov. How did it feel to have your ass repeatedly kicked by a woman? And I saw you've kept Gary Stoneman on the payroll, when he should be napping at a retirement center. There's good judgment for you. Ah, and then there's the whole Niculescu business. How did it feel to place the entire agency and all of your team at risk, while you chased your obsession? You see, I do know you, Logan. You and I are not very different after all. Our motives may differ, but not our means."

    Web Animation 
Brendan Rodgers: Ah, Phil Foden. Hope of England, like so many talents before you. 'Til a little injury becomes a persistent one and before you know it, your contract is up for renegotiation, and you find yourself smiling through the pain as you hold up A WEST HAM SHIRT!
Phil Foden: (Cowering in fear) No! I don't like people blowing bubbles at me!
Brendan Rodgers: Ansu Fati. They call you the next Messi, but like Bojan before you, it all goes wrong. You ask for more playing time, but instead you're sold to a Portuguese club with a buyback clause AND YOU'RE NEVER BROUGHT BACK!
Ansu Fati: Waaah!
Jamie Vardy: Okay Brendan, I think that's enough. They're just young lads...
Brendan Rodgers: AND YOU! Jadon Sannnncho. Your fortune is just three letters long. M... L... S...

    Web Original 
Miko Miyazaki: Vile unnatural abomination! You shall never succeed in your evil quests!
Xykon: Meh. As last words go, I've heard better. Time to die, paladin!
Xykon: Hey, just a tip: if you want to start begging for mercy, now's probably the time to go for it.
Miko Miyazaki: I shall not give you the satisfaction. I have no fear. The blessing of the Twelve Gods has removed all traces of fear, magical or otherwise, from their paladins. Death does not scare me.
Redcloak: Wow. And you have the cajones to call Xykon, "unnatural abomination"? With a straight face?
Miko Miyazaki: Excuse me?
Redcloak: Think about it. Is there anything more natural than the fear response? "Fight or Flight," it's one of the most basic instincts there is. But thanks to your meddling gods, you've got no fear at all. Which leaves you with, what, "Fight or Fight Some More"? No wonder you're so angry. Maybe that's why you paladins are so full of yourselves. You're immune to the fear that you might be wrong. Immune to the fear of becoming tyrants. You know what else has no fear? Constructs. You're at least as unnatural as Xykon.
Miko Miyazaki: You dare compare me to the undead?
Xykon: You dare compare me to a paladin?
Redcloak: Hey, sure, Xykon might be a skeleton stripped of its dead flesh and forced into an unholy semblance of life by arcane powers too terrible to even consider, but at least he cops to it!
Xykon: Amen, brother! Preach it!
Redcloak: Face it, human. You're every bit as much of an "unnatural abomination" as he is, with the extra added bonus of being a myopic hypocrite. Now if you'll excuse me, this 100% all-natural goblin has an army to lead.
Xykon: Well, damn. I was gonna just kill you, but now I think it might be more evil to let you stew on that for a while.
Miko Miyazaki: Meh. As indignant speeches go, I've heard better.

"You still here, elf? Or did you cut and run? Let's play Hide-and-Seek, just to be sure. I'm 'It.' Actually, so are you, as near as I can tell. You seem to have an interest in power, so let me educate you a little while I search for you. It's sort of this thing I like to do sometimes, especially for learned wizards such as yourself. Power, it isn't something you put on or take off like a jacket. It's something you just ARE. If you can lose it by blowing two Will saves, you never really had any power in the first place, you know what I'm saying? Hell, the idiot paladin understands better than you do, 'cause he got every one of those hit points I burned off of him the hard way: he earned them. 'Course, now he's also earned an upgrade to Prisoners First Class for daring to touch my pretty little bauble. It's sort of the same as how we've already been treating him, only now we get serious about it. Anyhoo, where was I? Oh, right. Your soul shenanigans are real flashy, but they had one weakness: they were still shackled to your lame mid-level ass! I used to think spells equaled power, too, back when I was alive. I've learned a lot since then. You know what does equal power? Power. Power equals power. Crazy, huh? But the type of power? Doesn't matter as much as you'd think. It turns out, everything is oddly balanced. Weird, but true. For example: [Xykon reaches out and grabs Vaarsuvius, who is invisible, and begins strangling them] ...Right now, power takes the form of a +8 racial bonus to Listen skill checks. So, Uncle Xykon, what's the moral of the story? A big pile of spells isn't enough when the other guy has a big pile of spells AND the strength to crush your windpipe with his bare phlanges. And they died happily ever after. The End."

"Do you really think a big campfire and some outdated, honestly kind of racist tradition is going to make anyone care about anything? No-one gives a shit, David. Nobody wants to be here. God, it's like you live in this stupid make believe world where everything's great! The universe doesn't work that way, idiot! Just look around! It's what I've been trying to show you since day one! Life sucks. And we live in a world of desensitized, apathetic assholes! Why don't you just get with the program, and stop giving a shit?"
Max, Camp Camp

Watcher: You say you’re only reaching the natural conclusion of everything that’s happened to you. All of these strange towns you’ve passed through. The Thistle Man in your home. Bay and Creek rescuing you in Victorville. A vast underground base no one is supposed to know about. All of that and you are still here. Still breathing. And so, you must be important.
Keisha: I didn’t say important. I have a role to play.
Watcher: Allow me to present an alternative conclusion based on the same evidence. The reason you’re still alive... is just because you’re not dead yet. And everyone knows it. You are not important, Keisha. You don’t have a role. There is no riddle to the beating of your heart, no conspiracy to the air in your lungs, you’re merely a dead woman who hadn’t died yet. And I’m the one who everyone knew was coming to do it, so no one else needed to. You’ve never been anything, Keisha. And soon you won’t be at all.
Alice Isn't Dead, part 2, episode 10: "Why Am I Alive?"

Some advice, Prince...for the future: next time, why don't you remember your place like the rest of them... And wait for Goku?
Perfect Cell to Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z Abridged

    Western Animation 
Batman: The "real" Batman never talked to you much, did he? That's probably why you were so fixated on him.
Joker: Don't play psychoanalyst with me, boy!
Batman: Oh, I don't need a degree to figure you out. [takes out the lights] The real reason you kept coming back was you never got a laugh out of the old man.
Joker: I'm not hearing this!
Batman: Get a clue, clowny! He's got No Sense of Humour. He wouldn't know a good joke if it bit him in the cape... Not that you ever had a good joke.
Joker: Shut up... Shut up!
Batman: I mean, joybuzzers? Squirting flowers? Lame! Where's the A-material? Make a face, drop your pants, something!
Joker: Show yourself!
Batman: You make me laugh...but only because I think you're kinda pathetic. [starts laughing in mockery]
Joker: Stop that!
Batman: [keeps laughing] So you fell in a tank of acid, got your skin bleached, and decided to become a supervillain. What, you couldn't get work as a rodeo clown?
Joker: Don't you DARE laugh at me!
Batman: [still laughing] Why?! I thought the Joker always wanted to make Batman laugh!
Joker: YOU'RE NOT BATMAN!!! [throws grenades all over the place]

Jasper: Lapis, listen, fuse with me!
Lapis: What?
Jasper: How long did they keep you trapped here on this miserable hunk of rock? These gems, they're traitors to their Homeworld. They kept you prisoner. They used you. This is your chance to take revenge! Come on, just say "yes".
Steven Universe, "Jailbreak"

You are alone, child. There is only darkness for you, and only death for your people.
These ancients are just the beginning: I will command a great and terrible army. We will sail to a billion worlds; we will sail until every light has been extinguished.
You are strong, child, but I am beyond strength. I am the end, and I have come for you."
The Lich, Adventure Time, "Escape from the Citadel"

Double Trouble: [taking the form of Adora] Hey, Catra.
Catra: No. You can't do this. You can't come in and take this from me now.
Double Trouble: Whoa, I knew this would get a rise out of you, but, still, you really are obsessed, aren't you, kitten? [they shift back into their true form] You know, it took me a while, but I finally figured out your character. [they shift into Catra herself] You try so hard to play the big, bad villain, but your heart's never been in it, has it?
Catra: What? What are you—? Stop. Stop it.
Double Trouble: People have hurt you, haven't they? [they shift into Shadow Weaver] They didn't believe in you. [they shift into Hordak] They didn't trust you. [they shift into Adora again] Didn't need you. Left you. [they shift back into their true form] But did you ever stop to think maybe they're not the problem? [they shift into Scorpia] It's you. You drive them away, wildcat.
Catra: [on the edge of tears] Why are you doing this?
Double Trouble: [in their true form once more] It's for your own good, darling. We both know this was never what you really wanted. But it was also a good distraction. Your army was ambushed on their way to "defenseless" Bright Moon. Your face right now is almost better than applause. Almost.
Catra: You... betrayed me.
Double Trouble: It's not personal, darling. You knew how this worked. The best way to survive is: always choose the winning side. The Rebels have some kind of ancient superweapon. Any minute now, they're going to use it, and when they do everything you've worked for will be destroyed. I'd really better be going before that happens. And... scene. [they leave]

Scooby: What do I do now?
Evil Entity: Open the sarcophagus.
Shaggy: It- it spoke!
Evil Entity: Turn the lock. Set me free.
Fred: We aren't here to free you.
Velma: We're here to destroy you.
Evil Entity: Destroy me? Never. You have no choice. This is your destiny. Everything you have done, you have done for me. I brought you together as I brought all those together before you. I made you into friends. Forced you into a group. I am the author of your every hope and dream. All to this purpose- you set me free.
Shaggy: Like, is this- this evil telling the truth? Like, our whole life, our friendship... has it been a lie?
Fred: Maybe everything we think we know, none of it is real.
Daphne: No. I refuse to believe it!

What is your plan here, exactly? Oh, let me guess, you had this whole elaborate scheme to get on the IT List and make yourself rich and famous. What do you do, manage a band or something? Happens every year. You're nothing new. You're not original. There is nothing IT about you. So tell me, why would I ever listen to you? Disappear now, goodbye.
Emma Glamour to Louie about his scheme, DuckTales (2017), "Louie's Eleven!"


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