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Raphael: So, you do all this because you owe Shredder?
Xever: Eh, mostly I like having a job where I get to crack skulls every day.
Raphael: Okay, I can relate to that.

This man, Makarov, is fighting his own war, and he has no rules. No boundaries. He doesn't flinch at torture, human trafficking, or genocide. He's not loyal to a flag or a country or any set of ideals. He trades blood for money. He's your new best friend.
General Shepherd, Modern Warfare 2

"Who was I supposed to kill again? Ha, doesn't matter!"
Deadpool, Marvel vs. Capcom 3

"Giran was just a job. Your father I killed for fun."
Tambourine, Dragon Ball

The Joker: It's simple. We, uh, kill the Batman.
Maroni: If it's so simple, why haven't you done it already?
Joker: If you're good at something, never do it for free.

Ooh, business! Sounds like fun!

"Grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother brudda, I hurt people."
The Scout, Team Fortress 2

"I do not care about the fight, only your pain!"

Who's gonna stop me? You? You couldn't stop an oil leak! But don't worry... I got everything I wanted from you long ago.
Lockdown, Transformers Animated

Death is... whimsical today.
Norman Stansfield, The Professional

It's guns! I love guns! Machine guns? That's even better! This'll be fun! [...] Sounds like death! And danger! Danger! Danger! What's happening in the dining cart? Is there blood? Who's killing who? Where did they get shot? I have to see! Things are starting to get exciting! Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes YES!
Ladd Russo, Baccano!

Lord Beelzebub has never seen
A soldier quite like me
Not only does his job, but does it happily!
Voltaire, When You're Evil

Kingpin: ...Now, how did you get past my security?
Bullseye: Oh, you mean that guy? [points to dead guard on the floor]
Kingpin: Was that really necessary?
Bullseye: "Necessary"? Nah. It was fun.

Bullseye: I once tracked an Eskimo huntsman across 200 miles of frozen tundra on foot and killed him with an icicle made of my own frozen feces.
Kingpin: Who on Earth would hire you to do that?
Bullseye: Nobody. I did that for fun.
Kingpin: You're a madman.
Bullseye: I kill people for a living. What did you expect?

Hobgoblin: You can't talk to me like I'm just some punk!
Norman Osborn: Before the wing and the weapons, you were just a punk! An ambitious hood in a mask. I made you the Hobgoblin, and now I'm unmaking you.
Hobgoblin: You owe me, Osborn. And I'll take the wing as my down-payment...

Look, kid, I'm not gonna bullshit you, okay? I don't give a good fuck what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. It's amusing, to me, to torture a cop. You can say anything you want 'cause I've heard it all before. All you can do is pray for a quick death, which... you ain't gonna get.
Mr. Blonde, Reservoir Dogs

Jefferson: You drop that and we all die!
Psycho: And yet I don't seem to care. Must be why they call me PSYCHO!

Walter: I highly recommend pissing yourself... followed by a course of praying to your impotent god.
Jan: [breaks out in psychotic laughter] Now that's fuckin' great...! Cause I gotta tell you, plowin' through you people was really startin' to BORE THE FUCK OUT OF ME!!!

I will only employ bounty hunters who work for money. Those who work for the pleasure of the hunt tend to do dumb things like even the odds to give the other guy a sporting chance.
Evil Overlord List entry #44

Baron Wulfenbach: Dupree, when I say the words "Alive and unharmed" — do any neurons actually fire in that brain of yours?
Bangladesh Dupree: Um — No sir!
Baron Wulfenbach: I thought not.

I can't believe I get paid to do this! I love watching you prawns die.
Koobus Venter. District 9

"At the end of the day, if I'm stronger than you and if I'm faster than you, then I can kill you! And that's better than anything money can buy!"
Felix, Red vs. Blue

"If Krombopulos Michael wants someone dead, there's not a lot anyone can do to stop him. That's why he does it for a living."
Rick, Rick and Morty

"Pleased to kill you."
Mercenary Tao, Dragon Ball

"You're easy money! I love my job!"

"I am gonna to send you to a deep, dark place, and I am gonna have fun doing it!"
The Dane, Miller's Crossing

"I should probably start going on and on now about how I will defeat you for the glory of the Elders. But let's be real...I just like to kill things."
The Hunter, XCOM 2

"It turns out Zarbon and Dodoria weren't enough. I've called you five here to get them back."
"Easy enough. Would you rather them dead, or alive?"
"Dead it is."
Frieza and Captain Ginyu, Dragon Ball Z Abridged

Dealing death had always been his business and the only trade he had ever excelled at. He became more and more interested in it as he grew older, as an artist will become more interested in the qualities and levels of light, as writers will feel for character and nuance like blind men reading braille. What interested him the most was the actual leaving... the actual exhalation of the soul... the exit from what the body and what human beings knew as life and the passing into something else. What must it be like to feel yourself slipping away? Would you think it was a dream from which you would awake? Was the Christian Devil there with his fork, ready to jam it through your shrieking soul and carry it down to Hell like piece of meat on a shish kabob? Was there joy? Did you know where you were going? What is it that the eyes of the dying see?
Rainbird hoped he would have the chance to find out for himself. In his business, death was often quick and unexpected, something that happened in the flick of an eye. He hoped that when his own death came, he would have time to prepare and feel everything. More and more lately, he had watched the faces of the people he killed, hoping to find the secret in their eyes.
Death interested him.

Most people find a job so they can live. I lived for my job. Once you've killed a man who was begging for his life, and everyone congratulates you on a job well done, nothing can compare. I used it all: electric chair, the rope, rifles, but gas was my favorite. There's such a purity to it. I always wished they would have kept me busier - my talents were under-utilized. There were certainly enough people who deserved what I could provide; they just needed to be brought to me.
Hermes T Haight, The Suffering

But Thibor was wild, demented in his cruelties! Vlad the (so called) Impaler, Radu the Handsome, and Mircea the Monk (whose reign was so short) had all tasked him with the protection of Wallachia and the chastisement of its enemies; tasks in which he delighted, at which he excelled. Indeed, the Impaler, one of history's favourite villains, suffers undeservedly: he was cruel, aye, but in fact he has been named for Thibor's deeds! Like my name, Thibor's has been struck, but the stark terror of his deeds will live forever.
Faethor Ferenczy, Necroscope II: Wamphyri

The horseman was a Hessian mercenary sent to the shores by German princes to keep Americans under the yoke of England. But unlike his compatriots, who came for money, the horseman came for love of carnage. When battle was joined, there you'd find him.
— Baltus Van Tassel describing the Hessian Horseman (later the Headless Horseman), Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Killing is its own reward... but gold works too.
Lorash, World of Warcraft (War of the Thorns event)

Mr. Wonderful let the knife complete a few more revolutions, then thrust it straight through his right palm. He watched his own blood drool down into his sleeve for a moment like a cat watching the birds. “Fulfillment,” he repeated, finally. “I can't remember the last time I got fulfillment out of this gig. Is it true you lot died before the Infusion?"
Meryl and I nodded wordlessly, staring at his hand.
"God, those times were rich. I could take pride in my work back then. I could cut a lovely little smile into a pretty face and know it'd have it for life. I could feel a man's dying breath upon my sleeve and know he wouldn't be back up and writing formal letters of complaint the moment I took my eyes off him." His tone of voice remained level, but his face was screwed up with hatred and his fingers were drumming the knife-hilt like hyperactive woodpeckers.

Spider-Man: Rhino's getting his suit removed... what did Octavius promise you, Scorpion?
Rhino: Money. Gargan has no principles. He fights for profit.
Scorpion: Untrue. I'd rip Spider-Man's face off for free. The money's a bonus.

I never agreed with the Boss's revolution. His dreams of world conquest do not interest me. I just wanted an excuse to kill as many people as I could.
Psycho Mantis, Metal Gear Solid

Karlos is an artist, surrounded by brutes. While others would use pain as a means to an end, to him, the pain is the end, and the act of interrogation the most dull and banal part of the job. He has drifted from employer to employer – always hired for his expertise, always dismissed for his unconcern with actually discovering information. He has worked with witch hunters, but even they dismiss him, because he doesn’t even put up a front of caring about heretics or magic. He just wants the ability to earn money doing what he loves – hurting people.
Karlos can be found almost anywhere in the Old World, plying his trade for whoever will employ him. If he encounters a fellow interrogator, he may decide to test them to see if they have the same spark he does, and pass along his skills if they do. If they don’t... well... sometimes he works for free.
Interrogator, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: Career Compendium - The Ultimate Career Reference

No drug, no religious experience touches you like turning a man into a corpse. You need a brain, though. Without discipline and expertise, you'll find yourself strapped into an electric chair. A tragedy for loved ones, a big fat nothing for everyone else, and a problem solved for my clients. I'm just the instrument of my clients' will. If it wasn't me, it'd be the next fixer in the Yellow Pages. Blame its owner, blame its maker, but don't blame the gun.
Bill Smoke, Cloud Atlas

"I'm pretty sure if she didn't work for me, she'd be a serial killer."
Roman Torchwick describing his assistant Neo, Roman's Empire

Megan Dietrich:At one time, Lono worked for my family. His job was to... take care of what needed to be taken care of.
Milo Garrett: Must be comforting to be able to afford something like that.
Megan Dietrich: It's nerve racking. More like being a lion tamer. Cracking a whip to have an animal jump through a hoop when it could more easily turn and rip off your head.


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