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"It's simple; even a single Coordinator is a threat to the Earth's survival, and our goal here is to get rid of them all!"
Muruta Azrael, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Comic Books

Ten percent of the Mon Calamari population are to be executed. Effective immediately. We will start with the Mon Calamari at hand. (Krayt’s Stormtroopers and Sith Lords begin killing every Mon Calamari in the room, while cam droids broadcast the slaughter to the galaxy) All surviving Mon Calamari in the galaxy will be interred in work camps! Any who seek to evade us will be hunted down and killed! The Mon Calamari will have time to suffer and reflect on their crimes until all are extinct. I will purge the galaxy of their culture and history. Such will be the fate of all who defy the Sith!
Darth Krayt, Star Wars: Legacy
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Fanfic

Absolute power really did corrupt absolutely. Even an entire civilization with good intentions was not immune. The Time War proved that no person or people was meant to have as much power as the Time Lords did.

The Time War had many names. The Time War, the Great Time War, the Third War in Heaven, or simply the War.

But the Renegade knew what it would be called afterwards. What it had to be called. It would be the Last Great Time War. It could not ever be repeated. And there was only one way that was going to happen. Only one way to end it for good.

The War would only end when there was no one left alive who could fight it.

—The War Doctor decides to use the Moment, The Last Great Time War

Film

"Gentlemen, I'm afraid I have decided to cancel the war. Kill them. Kill them ALL."
Captain Hook, Hook

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"The time has come. Execute Order 66."
Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, ordering the mass slaughter of Jedi

Literature

"But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth."

"Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan;
Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:"

I used the knife.
I saved a child.
I won a war.
God forgive me.
—Harry Dresden, after using a Depopulation Bomb to exterminate the entire Red Court, The Dresden Files

Music

Waiting for the final solution
To strengthen the strain.
Waiting for the worms
Waiting to turn on the showers
And fire the ovens.
Waiting for the queers and the coons
and the reds and the Jews.
Waiting for the worms

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'When freedom burns,
the Final Solution!
Dreams fade away,
and all hope turns to dust.
When millions burn,
The curtain has fallen!
Lost to the world
as they perish in flames."
Sabaton, The Final Solution

White - White - White Revolution!
Mass murder is the only solution!
Worldwide genocide, death to all the Jews!
Heil! White Pride! White Man Rules!
Israel's on fire, as the Jewish Race falls!
In the name of Hitler, we kill for the Cause!
Kikes make me sick, I hate them to the core!
Wipe out the vermin - More and more!
A people of Mud, a people of lies!
I laugh hard as poor Jew cries!

[...]

Let's shoot the fuckheads and gouge out their eyes!
I won't fuckin' rest 'til every Jew dies!
Show no mercy to these Worms as they cower!
Blow out their brains and laugh, "White Power!"
This is my dream, so glad it's coming true!
Negro, you're next! We haven't forgotten about you!
Ethnic Cleansing, Piles Of Dead Jews

Ali Hassan Al-Majid
Wants Kurdistan to be emptied
Genocide of populace
Wiping out the Kurdish race
Wah-da! Hurriya! Isht'rikaya! Halabja!
Topzawa holocaust
Mene, tekel, upharsin
Al-Anfal! Al-Majid! Al-Anraat! Al-Hatra!
Al-Anfal! Al-Majid! Al-Anraat! Al-Hatra!
The Monolith Deathcult, Wrath of the Ba'ath

Tabletop Games

Your kind think you are so magnificent, yet even now, at the nadir of our power, we can manipulate you, turn you to our ends, as easily as you might pull a trigger and fire a gun. Our time will come again, Eldrad has promised us. Once more you upstart Mon-keigh [subject spits] shall kneel before our power! This time we will not be so lenient! We will exterminate you, every world, every vessel, every one of you! Eldrad has seen the stars stained red with your blood, and it pleases him!
Unnamed Eldar Ranger, shortly before his execution

For each alien destroyed is a soul freed from eternal bondage. Each mortal alien life extinguished is a human soul raised to glory. Thus our eternal destiny is written in the blood of the alien.
With sword and spear destroy the alien. With cannon shot and gun blast smash the alien. With laser beam and searing plasma scatter the alien to the stars. With tooth and fist and hammer blows, with axe and shell and poison-bombs, with VIRUS-CHARGE and THERMAL MINE!
KILL THEM ALL! KILL THEM ALL! KILL THEM ALL!
The Commandments of Holy Terra, Warhammer 40,000?

Video Game

State records do not recognize the existence of this species.
—When the Citizenship status of a species is set to "Undesirables" in Stellaris

The extermination squads are efficient. The dissolution of entire populations naturally takes time, but they get the job done.
—When a species to be purged in Stellaris is set to the "Extermination" purge mode

Webcomics

Your threat comes from what you represent: the idea that human beings can be improved or replaced. Ideas like that are too dangerous to let live. The open-source movement gave every idea an army of researchers. They turned military secrets into common knowledge, and children's science kits into biowarfare labs. That's how the Jews became extinct, why China is full of zombies, and why red hair became a death sentence. Two thirds of the world's population died because of bigotry, insanity, or ancestral hatred. Because of ideas.
There's only one way to kill an idea: you have to kill every person who holds it.
Genocide is the answer, the antithesis of every idea. Today's ideas are dangerous enough to threaten the entire human race. That's why genocide is now law enforcement's number one tool.
Jacob Doe, Genocide Man

Western Animation

Frollo: The gypsies live outside the natural order. Their heathen ways inflame the people's lowest instincts. And they must be stopped.
Phoebus: I was summoned from the wars to capture fortune-tellers and palm readers?
Frollo: Ah, the real war, Captain, is what you see before you. For twenty years I have been taking care of the gypsies...*he squishes some ants with his fingers*...one by one. And yet, for all my success, they have thrived. *lifts a concrete block to reveal a swarm of ants* I believe they have a safe haven within the walls of this very city. A nest, if you will. They call it the Court Of Miracles.
Phoebus: What are we going to do about it, sir?
Frollo: *squishes the ants with the concrete block*
Phoebus: You make your point quite vividly, sir.
Judge Claude Frollo explaining his goal to locate the Court Of Miracles to Captain Phoebus, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Real Life

In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948)

Carthage

"Carthago delenda est"Translation 
— Common saying in Rome around the 3rd century BC, made famous by the statesman Cato

The Middle Ages

Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eiusTranslation 
Arnaud Amalric during the 1209 siege of Beziers, on being asked how to tell the Christians from the heretics (allegedly)

Dzungars

Show no mercy at all to these rebels. Only the old and weak should be saved. Our previous military campaigns were too lenient. If we act as before, our troops will withdraw, and further trouble will occur.
If a rebel is captured and his followers wish to surrender, he must personally come to the garrison, prostrate himself before the commander, and request surrender. If he only send someone to request submission, it is undoubtedly a trick. Tell Tsengünjav to massacre these crafty Zunghars. Do not believe what they say.
Qianlong Emperor

''To repress bandits is the way to give rest to the people. To sweep away barbarians is the way to bring stability to the interior.""
Qianlong Emperor

Haitian Whites

Leave nothing white behind you.
Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Morioris

Parties of warriors armed with muskets, clubs and tomahawks, led by their chiefs, walked through Moriori tribal territories and settlements without warning, permission or greeting. If the districts were wanted by the invaders, they curtly informed the inhabitants that their land had been taken and the Moriori living there were now vassals.
Michael King, Moriori: A People Rediscovered

Morioris were taken prisoners, the women and children were bound, and many of these, together with the men, were killed and eaten, so that the corpses lay scattered in the woods and over the plains. Those who were spared from death were herded like swine, and even killed from year to year.
Michael King, Moriori: A People Rediscovered

We were terrified, fled to the bush, concealed ourselves in holes underground, and in any place to escape our enemies. It was of no avail; we were discovered and killed, men, women and children indiscriminately.
Minarapa and Kirapu to government agents (1860s)

We took possession ... in accordance with our custom, and we caught all the people. Not one escaped. Some ran away from us, these we killed; and others also we killed — but what of that? It was in accordance with our custom.
Te Rakatau Katihe to the Māori Land Court (1870)

Circassians

Moderation in the eyes of the Asiatics is a sign of weakness, and out of pure humanity I am inexorably severe.
General Aleksey Yermolov (1816)

We need the Circassian lands, but we don't have any need of the Circassians themselves
General Aleksey Yermolov (around 1840)

I am killing the Circassians as my heart pleases
General Zass

These Circassians are just like your American Indians – as untamable and uncivilized... and, owning to their natural energy of character, extermination only would keep them quiet
Prince Kochubei, governor of Circassia, to visiting American George Ditson, 1857

Now with God's help, the matter of complete conquest of the Caucasus is near to conclusion. A few years of persistent efforts are remaining to utterly force out the hostile mountaineers from the fertile countries they occupy and settle on the latter a Russian Christian population forever. The honor of accomplishing this deed belongs mainly to the Cossacks of the Kubanski armed forces.
Tsar Alexander II (June 25, 1861)

I shall never forget the overwhelming impression made on me by the mountaineers in Novorossiisk Bay, where about seventeen thousand of them were gathered on the shore. The late, inclement and cold time of the year, the almost complete absence of means of subsistence and the epidemic of typhus and small pox raging among them made their situation desperate. And indeed, whose heart would be touched on seeing, for example, the already stiff corpse of a young Circassian women lying in rags on the damp ground under the open sky with two infants, one struggling in his death-throes while the other sought to assuage his hunger at his dead mother's breast ? And i saw not a few such scenes.
Adolph Petrovich Berzhe (1863)

On the road our eyes were met with a staggering image: corpses of women, children, elderly persons, torn to pieces and half- eaten by dogs; deportees emaciated by hunger and disease, almost too weak to move their legs, collapsing from exhaustion and becoming prey to dogs while still alive

Ivan Drozdov (May 1864)->In this year of 1864 a deed has been accomplished almost without precedent in history: not one of the mountaineer inhabitants remains on their former places of residence, and measures are being taken to cleanse the region in order to prepare it for the new Russian population.
Main Staff of the Caucasian Army (1864)

Hereros

I, the great general of the German soldiers, send this letter to the Herero. The Herero are German subjects no longer. They have killed, stolen, cut off the ears and other parts of the body of wounded soldiers, and now are too cowardly to want to fight any longer. I announce to the people that whoever hands me one of the chiefs shall receive 1,000 marks, and 5,000 marks for Samuel Maherero. The Herero nation must now leave the country. If it refuses, I shall compel it to do so with the 'long tube'note . Any Herero found inside the German frontier, with or without a gun or cattle, will be executed. I shall spare neither women nor children. I shall give the order to drive them away and fire on them. Such are my words to the Herero people.
Lothar von Trotha (October 2nd, 1904)

This proclamation is to be read to the troops at roll-call, with the addition that the unit that catches a captain will also receive the appropriate reward, and that the shooting at women and children is to be understood as shooting above their heads, so as to force them to run [away]. I assume absolutely that this proclamation will result in taking no more male prisoners, but will not degenerate into atrocities against women and children. The latter will run away if one shoots at them a couple of times. The troops will remain conscious of the good reputation of the German soldier.
Part appended to the previous declaration

This bold enterprise shows up in the most brilliant light the ruthless energy of the German command in pursuing their beaten enemy. No pains, no sacrifices were spared in eliminating the last remnants of enemy resistance. Like a wounded beast, the enemy was tracked down from one water-hole to the next, until finally he became the victim of his own environment. The arid Omaheke [desert] was to complete what the German army had begun: the extermination of the Herero nation.
Der Kampf (German General Staff official publication)

Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians

"Kill every Armenian man, woman, and child without concern."
Mehmed Talat Pasha, Minister of the Interior, Otoman Empire (24 April 1915)

Turkey is taking advantage of the war in order to thoroughly liquidate its internal foes, i.e., the indigenous Christians, without being thereby disturbed by foreign intervention.
Dr. Mordtmann, June 1915

"The partisans of Ittihad are unabashedly conceding that their ultimate aim [Endziel] is the total annihilation [ganzliche Ausrottung] of the Armenians of Turkey, adding, "After the war we no longer will have any Armenians in Turkey.""
Dr. Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter, German Vice Consul, Erzerum, 28 July 1915

"The Ottoman Empire should be cleaned up of the Armenians and the Lebanese. We have destroyed the former by the sword, we shall destroy the latter through starvation."
Enver Pasha (May 19th, 1916)

The indications are that the Turks plan to eliminate the Greek element as enemies of the state, as they did earlier with the Armenians. The strategy implemented by the Turks is of displacing people to the interior without taking measures for their survival by exposing them to death, hunger, and illness. The abandoned homes are then looted and burnt or destroyed. Whatever was done to the Armenians is being repeated with the Greeks.
Chancellor of Germany Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (January 31, 1917)

What on earth do you want? The question is settled. There are no more Armenians.
Talat Pasha to the German Ambassador asking about the Armenian Question in 1918

The Holocaust

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Independent State of Croatia

When blood starts to spill it will gush in streams. The blood of the enemy will turn into gushes and rivers, and bombs will scatter their bones like the wind scatters the husks of wheat. Every Ustaša is poised [...] to thrust himself upon the enemy, with his body and soul, to kill and destroy it. The dedication, revolvers, bombs, and sharp knives of the Croatian Ustaše will cleanse and cut whatever is rotten from the healthy body of the Croatian people.
Mijo Babić (1932)

This country can only be a Croatian country, and there is no method we would hesitate to use in order to make it truly Croatian and cleanse it of Serbs, who have for centuries endangered us and who will endanger us again if they are given the opportunity.
Minister of the NDH Legislative council Milovan Žanić (May 2, 1941)

We will kill one third of all Serbs. We will deport another third, and the rest of them will be forced to convert to Catholicism
Minister of ducation Mile Budak (July 1941)

Our troops have to be mute witnesses of such events; it does not reflect well on their otherwise high reputation . . . I am frequently told that German occupation troops would finally have to intervene against Ustaše crimes. This may happen eventually. Right now, with the available forces, I could not ask for such action. Ad hoc intervention in individual cases could make the German Army look responsible for countless crimes which it could not prevent in the past.
Wehrmacht General Edmund Glaise von Horstenau (July 10, 1941)

Increased activity of the bands [of rebels] is chiefly due to atrocities carried out by Ustaše units in Croatia against the Orthodox population. The Ustaše committed their deeds in a bestial manner not only against males of conscript age, but especially against helpless old people, women and children. The number of the Orthodox that the Croats have massacred and sadistically tortured to death is about three hundred thousand.
Gestapo report to Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler (February 17, 1942)

Kampuchea

We will burn the old grass and the new will grow.
Pol Pot

The Khmer Rouge were tipping out patients [from the hospitals] like garbage into the streets.... Bandaged men and women hobbled by the embassy. Wives pushed wounded soldier husbands on hospital beds on wheels, some with serum drips still attached. In five years of war, this is the greatest caravan of human misery I have ever seen.
Description of the evacuation of Pnohm Penh

In the new Kampuchea, one million is all we need to continue the revolution. We don’t need the rest. We prefer to kill ten friends rather than keep one enemy alive.
Khmer Rouge slogan

[If every soldier kills 25 Vietnamese], we will need only 2 million troops to crush the 50 million Vietnamese; and we still would have 6 million people left.
Radio Phnom Penh

The Cham nation no longer exists on Kampuchean soil belonging to the Khmer. Accordingly, Cham nationality, language, customs and religious beliefs must be immediately abolished. Those who fail to obey this order will suffer all the consequences for their acts of opposition to Angkar
Government order (1979)

Rwanda

[Alongside an image of a machete] "What tools will we use to defeat the Inyenzinote  once and for all?"
Hassan Ngeze, Kangura (November 1991 edition)

"[..] the inyenzi should have the courage to understand that they are making a slight error, they shall be exterminated."
Hassan Ngeze, Kangura (March 1994 edition)

Horrible news. Our great president is murdered by the Tutsi cockroaches. They tricked him to sign their phony peace agreement, and then they shot his plane from the sky. It is time to clear the brush, good Hutus of Rwanda. We must cut the tall trees. Cut the tall trees now.
Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines, April 6th, 1994

And you people who live...near Rugunga,... go out. You will see the cockroaches' (inkotanyi) straw huts in the marsh... I think that those who have guns should immediately go to these cockroaches... encircle them and kill them...
Kantano Habimana, Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (April 12, 1994)

We have used the Interahamwe who have just routed [the Inyenzi] with stones, clubs, guns, grenades and clubs. (…) Remain vigilant at the roadblocks, wherever the Inyenzi are. Greetings to those who man the roadblocks.
Kantano Habimana, Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (May 30th, 1994)

Balkans

Milošević believes he now has the historic opportunity to, once and for all, settle accounts with the Croats and do what Serbian politicians after World War I did not - rally all Serbs in one Serbian state.
—Belgrade newspaper Borba ,(August 1991)

Here we are, on the eleventh of July of the year 1995, in Serbian Srebrenica. On the eve of yet another great Serb holiday we present this town as a gift to the Serb nation. The moment has finally arrived that, after the revolt against the Dahijas, we will have vengeance against the turks in this place.
Ratko Mladić

Others

That a war of extermination will continue to be waged between the races until the Indian race becomes extinct must be expected. While we cannot anticipate this result but with painful regret, the inevitable destiny of the race is beyond the power or wisdom of man to avert.
California Governor Peter Burnett (January 6, 1851)

If it is necessary every Negro in the state will be lynched; it will be done to maintain white supremacy.
James K. Vardaman, governor of Mississippi (1907)

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to abolish the Negro race, proper methods should be used. Among these are guns, bows and arrows, sling shots and knives.

We hold these truths to be self evident that all whites are created equal with certain rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of dead niggers.
"Declaration of Segregation" handbill distribued during a 1956 anti-integration rally in Montgomery from the Central Alabama Citizens' Council, to which attented 10,000, among them the mayor and Senator James Eastland (D-MS), to protest against the bus boycott


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