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Miss Maria, your job is to guard the casino dancers. You do
understand this, right? Maria:
Of course I do, amigo! That's why I took out those rowdy guests! It was over in the blink of an eye, chop chop! Luck:
And in the blink of my
eye, I found myself looking at three completely totaled slot machines, an obliterated baccarat table, something that had once been the casino door, and a broken chandelierall casualties of your blade along with the men you killed. Now, I would very much like to hear the reason why you found it necessary to destroy my property.
— Baccano!! 1933 - The Slash: Cloudy to Rainy
"The most important thing for a hero to do is protect the people! Destroy buildings if you have to!"
Last Thursday you managed to disable two subway trains for three and a half hours. Jessica Drew:
That was a win
. I caught that purse-snatcher.
: Y'ever notice how we always seem to wreck where we live a lot more effectively than the bad guys we fight ever do?
"We might do a little bit of damage to the building, though well try really hard not to. It... just sort of happens." "If we had not needed them we would have never approved of such monstrosities. They may have protected us, but how much death and destruction have they caused? Ikari has been absolutely reckless in their implementation." Lily:
You know, places that go to hell seem to be quite common when you're around. Ash:
Tell me about it.
"Just having him around increased the flammability of -concrete-."
Film - Animated
"Well, I'll say this much, they don't call your friend "Wreck-It" for nothing."
Film - Live-Action
"I see from the television coverage that you've got your taste for wanton destruction back." Reporter:
How can you justify destroying a seven million dollar mini-mall to rescue a girl whose ransom was only twenty-five thousand dollars? Girl: Fuck you
, lady! Spartan:
Sir Robert King:
Be careful, M, I might try to steal him from you. James Bond:
Construction isn't exactly my specialty. M:
Quite the opposite, in fact.
"Team America has once again pissed off the entire world after blowing up half of Cairo."
"Saving the world, one act of random destruction at a time." "My god, you're like a living wrecking ball! ...Hey, are we going anywhere near my boss's place? Because he just won't shut up about his new Jaguar."
— Waldo Butters
as Harry is quite literally controlling a living wrecking ball, The Dresden Files
You never change. Always blowing things up. Harry:
I am not
"always blowing things up!" Morgan:
Right. Sometimes you set them on fire.
Oh, for goodness sake, Gideon. Its going to take years to rebuild the subsector capital. This whole region is in crisis, do you understand? Crisis? Gideon Ravenor:
I know what crisis means. Interrogator Ballack:
Eighteen planetary governments about to fall. There are currency issues. Faith issues. A loss of belief in Imperial rule. General unrest. Strikes and civil disobedience on nine major planets. A mutiny at the Navy yards on Lenk. The list is extensive. I wont bother you with every detail, but you need to understand
had succeeded, he would have busted this subsector, this sector even, apart at the seams. You stopped him. But the price of you stopping him was still extensive. Scarus sector is damaged and fragile. Repairing the infrastructure will take generations. We need your help.
The King must be a serious thing. Eisenhorn thinks so. Talon thinks so. The Inquisition thinks so, because theyve let Talon off the leash to get him, and they know that the last time they did that it kind of left a big dent in Gudrun.
"Now, everyone knows that the leading cause of deaths in a corporate environment is Superman crashing through the building during a big fight. That's just a fact." "Hope
that building was insured!
"Having shattered the defence force, the White Panthers launched an all-out assault on the Governor's Palace. Surrounded, the Governor's men had little choice but to grimly fight to the death. A few managed to flee, but noone else survived. The Governor and his consulte were summarily executed as traitors, and demolition charges were used to destroy the planet's armoury. Having deemed their missions achieved, the White Panthers returned to their battle barge and left without further word.
Whether Kethra will be sufficiently recovered to provide its tithe within the next year is a matter for the Administratum. The point I wish to raise is that the proper application of force could have resolved the entire affair without destroying the military strength of Kethra and leaving the world vulnerable to alien attack. I regret that the Officio Assassinorum did not respond to my request earlier when their Adepts could have ended the whole affair quickly and quietly.
While the warriors of the Adeptus Astartes, as ever, showed incredible determination and unwavering loyalty to the Emperor, unleashing them against any Imperial world is to use an ultimate force exceeded only by Exterminatus. It is not as if this incident is without precedent, indeed on many occasions Space Marines have pursued their own campaigns without reference or remit to the authority of the Adeptus Terra. To think that there are a thousand Chapters, each a thousand-strong, of these warriors poised to strike anywhere in the galaxy fills me with reassurance and dread in equal measure."
"Save Springfield. By Car. By Foot. By the seat of your pants." "So I've got a question for you guys: What are the eight scariest words in the English language? 'We're Delta Force, and we're here to save you.'" "There were over five thousand people alive in this city the day before you arrived. How many are alive today, I wonder? How many will be alive tomorrow?" Nate:
Sully, c'mon, the whole place is coming down, we have to get out of here! Sully:
Three bullets! How did you cause all this
with three bullets?!
"I get big. I break things. I can't help it." "Without their 'protectors' around to accidentally burn the crops, kill all the livestock, and incinerate most of the townsfolk, the humans rejoiced and entered what came to be known as the Golden Age of Man!" If it ain't broke, I'll break it.
Y'know, I sort of assumed this hero of destiny thing would involve a lot less devastation in our wake. Red Mage:
In our defense, those cities might
have burned down on their own. That we were
there when it happened is possibly a coincidence. Thief:
Exactly. Besides, these things wouldn't happen if they didn't build cities in our way.
You two are dangerous. Riley:
(points to Alex) She's
the one who exploded! Alex:
Who are you? Miyaneko:
I am Miyaneko Gato. The higher authority
sent me to keep my eyes on you. Alex:
On me? Why? I seem to have everything under control.
[shot of large impact crater outside Riley's house] Miyaneko:
You could have fooled me.
[Amidst a totally leveled city, we see Superman with several badly injured civilians
Thanks for saving us, Superman. Guy:
Yeah, imagine the real damage that could have been done if you hadn't come to our planet.
Oh look, it's Zod.
[Superman flies off, towards the action
Oh Jesus, he's going to save us again!
[Destruction and debris rains down on everyone
Way to go, Superman, putting us above all else again!
"I WILL KILL AS MANY PEOPLE AS I HAVE TO AS LONG AS YOU ARE ONE OF THEM!!!"
"You've disabled me employees and trashed me restaurant! Think you might go for the bubble, now?!" "Goodbye, Tennysons. Thank you for not destroying
"I protect people and property! ...Okay, property, not so much." "Nobody wrecks MY city! Uh... except me." Coop:
That wasn't so tough. Jamie:
Yeah, we usually destroy a whole city before the bad guy goes packin'.
"Steven! You saved
most of Beach City."
"Mario may save the city, but there will be no city left!"
Animo: "What do you think you are doing? How I'm supposed to hold the city ransom when you have gone and DOOM them? Now Mount Megalodon is going to blown any second!"
I was trying to save everyone!"
"That is not Darkwing Duck! DW'd never hurt innocent people or set the city on fire. ...Not on purpose." "Look at this place! You couldn't fight the guy outside?!"
"We sure liberated the hell out of this place."