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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''


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