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"I can't believe they'd just leave me like that. I mean, okay. They always talk about doing this kind of thing and then they go and do it. And then they laugh about it. And they watch as I get brutally hurt, and laugh about that too. A lot. "
Red Mage, 8-Bit Theater

"I'm on your side you fucking idiots! How many of you do I have to kill before you understand that?! ...Do I look like an alien?! Am I green?! Do I have tentacles coming out of me?! ...I just wanna go home! Why is everyone trying to kill me?! I'm awesome! Are you all jealous?! ...This is the worst rescue operation in history!"

"You summoned me, Prince of Don. I am here. To join you? No. To demand your surrender."
Lord Pryderi, The Chronicles of Prydain

"Did you think we had forgotten? Did you think we had forgiven? Behold now, the terrible vengeance... of the Forsaken! Death to the Scourge! And death to the living!"
Grand Apothecary Putress, World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King

"Rescued at last! Thank god you're here!"
Scientist about to be killed by a soldier, Half-Life

David: After Joker’s capture, Dent’s talking to the press about Batman “saving his ass,” and then gets directed by Detective Ramirez to a car to take him home. This is the last time we’ll ever see Harvey Dent, White Knight of Gotham...I’m sure she’s done some pretty crappy things on the take, but this is really some next-level corruption.
Chris: Also, Dent’s last line: “I’ve got a date with a pretty upset girlfriend.” That’s the last line of an action movie. Dent clearly believes that this is over and done with.
Chris Sims, Andy Khouri, and David Uzumeri on The Dark Knight

General Shepherd: Do you have the DSM?
Ghost: We got it, sir!
General Shepherd: Good. That's one less loose end. *bam bam*

"How could my own brothers believe that what transpired at the Temple Prime did not unfold exactly as I planned? Of course, I could not have planned for an ambush BY MY OWN FORCES!"

It is a very kingly, honourable, and frequent practice, when one prince desires the assistance of another, to secure him against an invasion, that the assistant, when he has driven out the invader, should seize on the dominions himself, and kill, imprison, or banish, the prince he came to relieve.

Sors Bandeam: Master Skywalker, there are too many of them. What are we going to do?
Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader: [ignites lightsaber]

Maxwell: Yes, my fellow Christians, we have come to save you...
Wounded civilian: Hooray, it's the Catholic Church!
Maxwell: Send in the reinforcements! Send in the Mexican Inquisition!
Don Diego de la Vega: (being overrun by Alucard's familiars) They expected us! They expected ALL of us! DIOS MÍO, NO!
Maxwell: Send in the Salvation Army!
Abbot Puiser: (firing wildly) Holy fuck, bro! This is what we get for sticking our necks out!
(Puisser gets stabbed in the neck by two familiars and carried off)
Maxwell: ...Send in the forces of the Temple Beth Zion!
Random Crusader: They fucked off before the battle even STARTED!
Bartłomiej Jeleniak: (as him and his men fly away in a fleet of stolen helicopters) Seriously, I can't believe they thought we were going to help them!
(all the Temple Beth Zion soldiers laugh)
Zion Soldier: (flipping off Maxwell) That's for the Rhineland Massacres, ya schmuck!

Finally, the day of reckoning came. Robert Baratheon marched on the capital after his victory at the Trident. But my father arrived first, with a whole Lannister army at his back, promising to defend the city against the rebels. I knew my father better than that. He's never been one to pick the losing side. I told the Mad King as much. I urged him to surrender peacefully. But the king didn't listen to me. He didn't listen to Varys who tried to warn him. But he did listen to Grand Maester Pycelle, that gray sunken cunt. "You can trust the Lannisters," he said, "the Lannisters have always been true friends of the crown." So we opened the gates and my father sacked the city.
Jaime Lannister, Game of Thrones


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