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    Anime and Manga 

You [Envy] were stupid enough to confess, and even more stupid to boast. Everything you said is fuel on your funeral pyre. I think I'll begin... by burning out your tongue!

    Comic Books 
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    Fan Works 

""No other species in the galaxy has had quite the relationship that man has to fire. The Eldar have used it in war, and left it behind, on occasion to bring it forth, or to refer to it in poetry interchangeably with molten metal. Chaos draws inspiration to fire only insofar as mankind has influenced them; and even then, warpfire is its own entity, something diseased and gnawing, generating none of the warmth of a comfortable flame. Tau barely understand what fire IS, considering it a dangerous weapon; their fire caste serves in duty and shame, not pride. Orks are the second to men when enjoying the fires; but even then, they hold no passion to refine and craft the flames which they like to see and feel.

But Man... Man has a love for fire. Napalm, white phosphorus, promethium, oil, gasoline, meltas, plasmas, firestorms, incendiaries, firepower, fireline, flamethrower, fireteam, firefighter, the flames of war, fire, fire, fire. What else could be said to have benefited as much from man as fire? What other element has been defended, nursed, tutored, fed, and loved more than fire? Our cities, our books, our people, our enemies, our friends, our dead, our living, our greatest works and most heinous feats; all of them, fed to the ever hungry flames.

For warfare, for country, for humanity? No. We wanted to see what fire, raw unchained flame, could do."
Inquisitor Mardek, Love Can Bloom

    Film - Live-Action 

If she's carrying a virus, I'll kill her myself and burn the body.
Toorop, Babylon A.D.

Griff: Did it have to be fire?
Svet: Freeze melts. Fire is forever.

Mowgli: That's the man-village?
Baloo: Yep. You can always tell with the Red Flower. They do love their Red Flower.
Mowgli: The Red Flower doesn't seem so bad.
Baloo: Yeah, but let it loose, and it destroys everything it touches. Don't ever play with it, you got that?
Mowgli: Yeah, I got it.
Baloo: Good.

"Mac wants the flamethrower!"
Windows, The Thing

Peterson: I wouldn't worry. Fire ought to keep them away.
Turner: How do you know? How do you know? They might try and come round to get warm.

    Literature 

Sometimes it's better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.

Fuego, Pyrofuego! BURN!
Harry Dresden, Grave Peril

Fire was the weapon of choice when it came to combat magic. Though it was taxing upon the will and stamina of the wizard, it got a lot of energy concentrated into a relatively small space. It illuminated darkness, something that was nearly always to a wizard's advantage, and it hurt. Every living thing had at least a healthy respect, if not outright fear of fire. Even more to the point, fire was a purifying force in its non-physical aspect. Dark magic could be consumed and destroyed by fire when used with that intent.
Harry Dresden explaining why you should use this trope, Turn Coat

Spewing tentacles of incandescent death blossomed over the roadway. Where it stuck, men flamed into cinder. Searing fragments reached out like lethal fingers, burning all they touched. Men and horses shrieked in pain and terror, bolted over the outer wall in blind panic. Flaming bodies pitched over the edge, falling like stars into the darkness far below.

You must kill them all. Use fire.

"Let's throw him in the fire," said Thomas, "and that'll be that."

Dracarys!
Daenerys Targaryen, A Song of Ice and Fire

He'd seen it all — there was not a weapon that Libby had not witnessed in action, nuclear, conventional or chemical — but there was something overpoweringly awe-inspiring about super-napalm. Whenever it was used on the battlefield men would stand and watch, thanking God, or whatever they believed in, that this time it was not going down on them. How many times had he walked through the ashes of those on whom it had, and the ashes of how many men? A hundred, a thousand? He didn't know because there was never enough left to form even a rough estimate, just a crumbling fragment of bone here, a fused rifle mechanism there, and that would be all that was left of a section, a platoon, even a company.
The Zone: Blindfire, by James Rouch

    Live-Action TV 

Guns are useless, so are knives. Basically... we've got to torch the sucker.
Dean, Supernatural, "Wendigo"

    Music 

(Burn, let it burn)
Disco Inferno!
(Burn, let it burn)
Burn that mother down!
The Trammps, "Disco Inferno"

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    Tabletop Games 

Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire.
Jaya Ballard, task mage, Magic: The Gathering, "Sizzle"

Heretics crave the cleansing fire of absolution. They need not fear, for we shall deliver it to them.
Canoness Josmane of the Order of the Sacred Rose, Warhammer 40,000

    Video Games 

Flamethrowers... We'll burn 'em out.
Sgt. Roebuck, Call of Duty: World at War

Buuuuurrrrrnnnn, motherfucker.
"Crocodile" Flamethrower Tank, Company of Heroes

The purgation by flame has begun!
Space Marine Tactical Squad upon equipping a flamer, Dawn Of War II

NO! NOT FIRE!
Faolchu the Changeling, The Elder Scrolls Online

I'm going to fucking melt the fucking Monster's face with my fucking flamethrower!
Hyde, Evolve

As my wife always says, "the best enemies are the ones that are on fire."

Burn, you bastards. Burn.
Firebug Perk, Killing Floor

Heh. Burned yet?

BURN, BABY!
Axel, Kingdom Hearts II's patron saint of this trope

Fry, you son of a bitch.
Zaeed Masani to Vido Santiago, Mass Effect 2

Punchinello was burning to get me. The feeling was mutual. He was trying to put out my flames with gasoline.

IF ALL ELSE FAILS USE FIRE.

Through Fire, JUSTICE IS SERVED!
Lunar, Mischief Makers

TOASTY!!
Dan Forden, after performing Scorpion's trademark Fatality Hint , Mortal Kombat II

So why are you worried? If anything gets in your way just light them on fire. Fire solves everything.
Elder, Eternal - Retern of the Void, a RPG Maker game

Need a light?
Terran Firebat, Starcraft

The only cure for Zerg infestation is purification by fire. You know this to be true, James Raynor.

The divine flames that I've absorbed will burn you to a crisp with nuclear energy and leave nothing behind!
Utsuho Reiuji, Touhou

By fire be purged!
Kael'thas Sunstrider, Blood Mage, Warcraft III (and more famously Ragnaros the Firelord, World of Warcraft)

I don't have to explain how to use [the Dragon Gun], do I? You point the scary end at something that isn't burning and you FIX THE PROBLEM.

Killing it with fire.
MEC Trooper triggering the Flamethrower module, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Web Animation 

TROGDOOOOOR! TROGDOOOOOR!
Burninating the countryside, burninating the peasants
Burninating all the peoples in the thatched-roof cottages!
Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, Strong Bad Email "dragon"

Come at me
And you'll see
I'm more than meets the eye
You think that
You'll break me
You're gonna find in time
You're standing too close to a flame that's burning
Hotter than the sun in the middle of July
Sending out your armies and you still can't win
Listen up, silly boy, 'cuz I'm gonna tell you why—
I BURN!!
Can't hold me now
You've got nothin' that can stop me!
I BURN!!
Swing all you want
Like a fever I'll take you down!
Yang Xiao Long's Image Song "I Burn," RWBY

Priest: Hey, I could infuse my bullets with the power of Christ in order to turn a single monster into a light source so that all the monsters around it—
Hunter: OR... I could just napalm the room with my flamethrower!
Priest: Or I suppose you could just napalm the room with your fucking flamethrower.
Hunter: Must have been a blow to spend your whole life currying favor with Jesus to the point that he’ll let you weaponize him, and only then find out that gasoline exists!

    Webcomics 

Of the four classical elements, fire is by far the most primal. The most challenging. The most dangerous. The most transforming. The most visceral. The most fun. Seriously, which enemies would cower in their tracks if you appeared in front of them and proclaimed yourself to be a great water wizard?

It's as true now as when I started adventuring - "when in doubt, set something on fire."

    Web Original 

Welcome to Atop the Fourth Wall, where bad comics burn.

All burn. Children burn fastest. Less fat.
Won't stop until they keep moving. and burning. Some escaped. Still burning.
All burn.

Knowledge is half the battle. Fireballs are the other half.
YERD

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    Western Animation 

AAAH! BURN IT! Send it to HELL!
Homer Simpson, on Bart's artwork, The Simpsons

Homer: Is there anything you can prescribe, doctor?
Dr. Hibbert: Fire! And lots of it!
Marge: Oh, that's your cure for everything.

    Real Life 

War without fire is like sausages without mustard.
Jean Juvénal des Ursins


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