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Edward Dakota: I asked her to come in off the ledge and into my arms. She asked me why she should bother living.
Paris Nevada: What did you say?
Edward Dakota: Well I was trained to tell her lots of things. Her dreams and all the people who'd miss her. But for a second, I hesitated. And she saw it. Within that second, I couldn't think of honestly one optimistic thing to say to her. So she spread her arms and jumped. I started getting headaches, and eventually started blacking out. So I filed for medical.

Karl was a good mage. A good man. It goes against all Chantry law to make him Tranquil.
Anders, Dragon Age II

Nick Wilde: I learned two things that day. One: I was never gonna let anyone see that they got to me.
Judy Hopps: And... two?
Nick Wilde: If the world's only gonna see a fox as shifty and untrustworthy, there's no point trying to be anything else.

Gloria Rush: What have you become, Nicholas? The things you've done... it's not who you are, it's not you.
Nicholas Rush: I always had it in me. To make the... hard decisions. I have reasons... good reasons...
Gloria Rush: To hurt people? Are you sure? You tell yourself my death gave you courage. In truth it made you callous. You're not the man I loved.
Nicholas Rush: He died with you.
Gloria Rush: I was never your conscience, Nicholas. You still have one of your own, you just need to listen to it. Some people live their whole lives and never find what we had. Don't let what happened to me change you this way. It's nobody's fault.
Nicholas Rush: ... I know... I know that...
Gloria Rush: One stupid gene, passed onto me by my mother. Incapable of performing its one simple function, to repair damaged DNA. That's it, isn't it? That's why you're here? Of course, go. I know how much you loved me. Stop taking it out on everyone else.
Nicholas Rush: I haven't forgotten you, Gloria. I never will.

Once upon a time the world was simple. There were heroes and there were villains and bad things only happened to bad people. And then Doomsday came. "Luckily", I survived the attack, but by then I'd come to realize— that sometimes the bad can even afflict the good. And that while we may believe in heroes, there really is no such thing.
— Aftermath to Supergirl, Way of the World

Not getting invited to that party set me over the edge. I was that girl's only friend in class, and I wasn't even good enough to get invited to her birthday party. It wasn't about the party, though; it was about what that meant. The way she laughed and smiled at me, it filled me with anger I had never experienced before. To her, I was just scum. I was just someone she could dispose of. "(slightly Laughing Mad) So that's how it is. I've been so blind. There's no such thing as friends. All people do is take, take, take. No-one's gonna take anything from me anymore!" And just like that, my world was closed off. I was fundamentally broken. I stopped ageing mentally, in fact. Until someone showed me what true friendship was, I would remain there for a long time. I was so messed up in the head that just the sight of happy people or friendships filled me with rage and disgust. Now, there is still a part of me deep, deep down that still wanted friendship, but over and over... [...] people kept proving me wrong. Did I only exist to be everyone's punching bag? Someone has to be the loser, so I guess that was my role. I only existed so others could feel better about themselves. If that was the case, I'd rather just disappear. If no one wanted me, I didn't want anyone either.
Shgurr, A Salty Fight

"Honor died on the beach."
Jin Sakai, Ghost of Tsushima


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