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Come on, you sons of bitches! You wanna live forever?
Marine Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly note  during World War I.

M.I. does the dying. Fleet just does the flying.
Johnny Rico, Starship Troopers

The crew were mostly kids; rock & rollers with one foot in their grave.
Willard, Apocalypse Now

These guys are like Goombas, just with a gun and the ability to talk: The grunts in Halo are the perfect example of what being a pussy ass bitch is all about. They have no idea how to be independent, so when you take out their leader, they have no idea what to do. Now they will talk smack but when things get tough, they'll just turn and run away...if they know you're there. Sometimes they'll even see you coming and they'll freeze with fear as you approach them just to bust them in the face.

Join the legion or die. And then die.

Wally: "I've decided to dabble in crime. I need some henchmen. Are you in?"
Asok: "What does a henchmen do?"
Wally: "A henchman's job is to be gunned down in reverse order to his importance."
Asok: "How important am I?"
Wally: "I wouldn't pack a lunch for orientation day."
Dilbert, strip for May 12, 2009

And you! You are merely his tools! Walking sacrifices!

"I wonder why they put those weak droids in Star Wars. They never get a chance to hit."
—A six year old's analysis of a commercial trailer for the Star Wars: Clone Wars specials.

Merc: What did they mean when they said slow him/her down? We're allowed to kill Shepard if we have to, right?
Merc Lieutenant: They said slow him/her down because they think we're cannon fodder.
Merc: Oh. Well...shit.

Barf, take Tactical. Lt. Gaudy — the helm. Ensign Cannonfodder, you're on that console that's always exploding.
Captain Pinchhard, Sev Trek: Pus in Boots

That's what we Envoys do. We make neat little rows of friends wherever we go, and then line up behind the cannon fodder and watch you die.
Takeshi Kovacs, Altered Carbon



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