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Quotes / Greater-Scope Villain

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Franz Oberhauser: You came across me so many times and yet you never saw me. Le Chiffre, Greene, Silva...
James Bond: All dead.
Franz Oberhauser: Yeah, that's right. A nice pattern developed, you interfered in my world, I destroyed yours. Or did you think it was coincidence that all the women in your life ended up dead? Vesper Lynd, for example, she was the big one, has she told you about her? And then of course, your beloved M, gone forever. Me. It was all me, James. It's always been me. The author of all your pain.

But the Filth is only the transmitted, not the transmitter - the excremental shadow of something else. What dreamt it? What stirs and sputters and lurks, as big as planets, in the infinite shade between cancer cells? Have you seen them, Sweetling? Have they noticed you noticing them? Once you see the hungry sky, it sees you. All futures point to a stratosphere of tentacles.
The Buzzing, The Secret World

Crash Bandicoot 3 pulls the old Masters of the Universe bullshit where the villain is revealed to have been working for another, more evil villain all this time, so now we can get to work on making THAT villain totally ineffectual and non-threatening as well.

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