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Someone told me
Love would all save us
But, how can that be
Look what love gave us
A world full of killing
And blood spilling
That world never came
Chad Kroeger and Josey Scott, "Hero"

"I'll kill them all to save my own."
10th Man Down, Nightwish

Love is suspicious, love is needy, love is fearful, love is greedy, there is no great love without great jealousy.
Bender, Futurama

"I am not a villain! All I wanted... was love."

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The expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action; and till action, lust
Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust;
Enjoy'd no sooner but despised straight;
Past reason hunted; and no sooner had,
Past reason hated, as a swallowed bait,
On purpose laid to make the taker mad:
Mad in pursuit, and in possession so;
Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme;
A bliss in proof, and proved, a very woe;
Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream.
All this the world well knows; yet none knows well
To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.
William Shakespeare, "Sonnet 129"

"There isn't a little boy born who wouldn't tear the world apart to save his mummy. And this little boy can."

"I'll kill the King, Ned Stark, the whole bloody lot of them until you and I are the only people left in this world."
Jamie Lannister to his sister Cersei, Game of Thrones

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Oh, what an evil power love has in people's lives!
Medea, Medea

"It is in the grandeur of Eros that the seeds of danger are concealed...For Eros, speaking with that very grandeur and displaying that very transcendence of self, may urge to evil as well as to good...The love which leads to cruel and perjured unions, even to suicide-pacts and murder, is not likely to be wandering lust or idle sentiment. It may well be Eros in all his splendour: heart-breakingly sincere; ready for every sacrifice except renunciation."

"It's our oldest, deadliest impulse, the need to protect our own at the expense of any other living thing. And we give that impulse such a nice name, don't we? Hyde... is Love - and Love is a psychopath."
Jekyll

"We like to think that love is this all powerful, warm and utterly beautiful emotion. In truth, things aren’t like that. Like weapons and magic, it can be used to protect the ones we love and even help us through hardship but at the same time it can hurt others. There’s so much we lose sight of when it gets too strong. Yet no matter how strong it is, there are just some things it can’t overcome. How ironic."

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I love you the way a knife loves a heart
the way a bomb loves a crowd
the way your mother warned you about, essentially.

"She's a woman who's had her heart broken. And that can make you do unspeakable things."
Regina Mills, Once Upon a Time

Chris: I think what they’re getting at is that Lex learns that the only way he can save what he cares about is through the unrelenting pursuit of power, but I think throwing his love for Lana in there is just crazy complicating things.
David: I think he ends up marrying Lana in the real world anyway, too.
Chris: Seriously?
David: Yeah, but she does it just to betray his trust and destroy him or something. It's all pretty ridiculous.
Chris: Wow.
Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Smallville ("Lexmas")

"So basically, comic books teach us that love ultimately leads to death, destruction, and the devil. So in other words, love no one. Ever."
Linkara, "Top 15 Worst Heroes Becoming Villains"

She couldn't save him from herself.
Fishsticks, summing up Eridan and Feferi's relationship in one line

The demon stared into her eyes. "I gave myself this burden, my love," She smiled, "I did it for you. You could do nothing to change my mind."
Homura Akemi, in the Puella Magi Madoka Magica fic Return of a Goddess

Misato: I'm the fool. And I've become a monster.
Kaji: You made hard choices. And you had your responsibilities.
Misato: So much blood, Kaji. I have so much blood on my hands.
Kaji: But you knew had to, [...] You had a reason.
Misato: Everything I did, I did it for Shinji. I wanted to... I needed to see him grow up. To have a family. A chance to be happy. I needed that...
HERZ, chapter 9

Yui: Why?
Gendo: Because... I had to free you. [...] It... it was my fault Unit-01 trapped you.
Yui: Naoko set it in motion.
Gendo: I should have known. Once you were trapped, I had to set you free.
Yui: And you thought the Third Impact would free me. That doesn't explain why you had to devastate your son's life. Seele would have given you the Impact.
Gendo: I couldn't let the old men control it. I had to make sure everything happened correctly.
Yui: Why?
Gendo: If it failed.... [...] Then we could never be together.
Yui: Because I would never be free of Unit-01?
Gendo: Because... because without Instrumentality... we could never be together.
Yui: You truly think that?
Gendo: I have too much blood on my hands for it to be otherwise.
Voice: And yet, [...] in your attempt you only made the blood worse.
The One I Love Is, "Let the World Burn / One Dream at a Time" side-story

She knew that she was breaking the law, she knew the government was going to come down on her, she knew she was hurting Fate, those officers, and others she might have attacked before. And she didn't care. Because she was going to do anything to get her daughter back. That view, in certain circumstances, is the height of valor. Here, it's the depths of villainy. Funny, that.

"Bitterness is a paralytic. Love is a much more vicious motivator"."

Homura Akemi: ...A curse isn't what's tainting [my Soul Gem].
Kyubey: What is?
Homura: Something you can't understand, Incubator. It is the pinnacle of all human emotion. More passionate than hope, much deeper than despair... love.

“This will only take a moment, Beauty.”
“You said you weren’t going to hurt anyone! Nath, you don’t want to do the whole akuma thing, remember?”
His smile falters. “It sounds to me like you’re on his side. After everything he did, you still don’t want me to kill him.”
She stumbles back. “Whoa, who the hell said anything about KILLING anyone?”
His face darkens. “I’ll kill anyone who so much as looks at you.”

"Kill everything you see. Kill them all! And once Targoviste has been turned into a graveyard for my love, go forth into the country. Go now! Go to all the cities of Wallachia: Arges! Severin! Gresit! Chilia! Enisara! Go now, and kill! Kill for my love! Kill, for the only true love I ever knew. Kill, for the endless lifetime of hate before me..."
Dracula, Castlevania (2017)

"So many terrible things are done for love, For love will men mutilate themselves and murder rivals. For love will even a peaceful man go to war. For love, man will destroy himself, and that right willingly."
Queen Mab to Harry Dresden, Changes

Nathaniel Hawthorne: "I, for the sake of reviving the one I love, will fullfill the contract of death."
(...)
Akutagawa Ryuunosuke: "You said: 'It is all for the sake of the revival of the one I love'. Does that mean it is all for that women? The one I defeated in a fight to death at the port?"
Nathaniel Hawthorne: "You... Who are you?"
Bungo Stray Dogs, chapter 46


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