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a kind man. He was a supremely innocent person, one who had no business associating with the mafia. But he had one talent: He was very, very
good at hurting and torturing people.
"So he's like a child with superhuman capabilities. And really, there's nothing more pure and cruel as a child." "You're not a grown man taking control of things! You're a child throwing a tantrum!"
Paulie Skinner could sleep forever. This leave had been that long in coming. It'd been due after Gotham, but nooooo: they needed a napalm specialist in Honduras training Contras, and he was it. Finally then, home to Connecticut; mom; his old room; that old peach tree outside...as his mother tucks him in, the killer sighs. Slippering softly from the room, she says she'll bring him cocoa later, if he's still awake, and the killer says "Thanks, ma."
Does it truly matter what's real
anymore, Brian? Because I don't think it does
. I think the real
world should be more fair. More just. It should make more sense... like television
. That's the world I
want to live in. A world where people get what's coming to them. Starting with you.
We're going to play, little girl
. We can make-believe it's my special place. It's a small world after all... I love that song. It's so true. So true. Now, when we've finished, you mustn't tell anybody that I played with you. Especially
not Mister Nimrod
. He said that dirty stuff at the beginning about what we
don't do where we eat. Wash his mouth out with soap, Momma
. I love, you little girl. I love you to death...
Alice treated the Mad Hatter as if he were a small, silly child. Katrina was like a silly child, too, but in real life, a grown-up acting like a child was scary.
"You are not some sort of goddess of death. You are nothing more than an egotistical brat with delusions of grandeur because you're still angry that your mommy hurt you in the past."
— Dr. Watts
to Cinder Fall
I see. I see. I see how this works.
Everyone gets their precious toys
and DOLLS and playthings.
Everyone gets what they want... except ME.
Nobody likes it
when I collect dolls.
That's how the world works, is it? The bullies get everything
and I get
nothing? You just get
to take and take and take
AND TAKE WHAT ISN'T YOURS! Well I've had enough of
things not being fair! I make
things fair! You wouldn't give me back what was mine, so I forced you to share with me!
I told you again and again I had your
precious STUFFED LION, and you didn't care until I carved off his tail
and sent it to you
! And now, after I gave everything back, you're here trying
to steal from me again
ME, the only good girl on the playground! YOU DON'T DESERVE DOLLS!
Film — Live-Action
You're a child. That's what makes you so fucking scary. I'll kill you all, you fucking mice! *breaks down sobbing* Dad... Connor Rooney
: I can look after myself. Frank Nitti
: No, you can't! This is the point. You're a big baby who doesn't know his thumb from his dick!
Dressing up the judge
, killing Rogers
when he was chopping up sticks, drugging Mrs. Rogers
so that she overslept herself, arranging for a bumblebee when Miss Brent
died! It's like a horrible child playing a game.
"I think I know you, Teatime. You're the mad kid they're all scared of, right? The giggling excitable one even the bullies never touched because if they did he went insane and kicked and bit. The kid who didn't know the difference between chucking a stone at a cat and setting it on fire."
Chameleon: Well...you have me.
: You barely count. You're weird. And unreliable.
What is Space Fleet? I'll tell you what it is: it is a belief system, founded on the very best of human nature. It is a goal for us to strive towards... for the betterment of the universe - for the betterment of life itself. And you... assholes
... ARE FUCKING
He's not a toy, Elle. Elle:
"I'm more powerful than you can process, and I'm enslaved to a bratty child throwing a temper tantrum.." Jim Moriarty
: It has been fun, though, hasn't it? This little game of ours. Playing Jim from I.T., playing gay
—did you like that little touch with the underwear? Sherlock Holmes
: People have died. Jim Moriarty
: [snaps] That's what people DOOOOOOOOOO!
Toclafane 1: The lady doesn't like us.
Toclafane 2: Silly lady.
[unsheathes retractable blades
] Dead lady.
"I've gone through time and space so many times that I haven't aged like a normal person. Who knows, I might be 1,000 years old, or even 10,000 years old. But, despite that, I'm still the same kid at heart! Is that funny? It is, isn't it? Does it make you laugh? Are you laughing at me?!" "Compared to my anger, yours is nothing but a childish tantrum!" "Sorry Eddie, it's just that I have all these clients who aren't insecure little power-mad man children." "Pyg happy, Pyg glad, Pyg gets to play with flesh, make it look pretty after death!" The Lone Wanderer:
Let these people go. There's no reason to keep them here
Oh, but there is! They continue to amuse me
. That is purpose enough for their lives, don't you think? You are serving the same purpose after all. I do enjoy having someone new to play with...
"Like I said, kids are cruel, Jack...and I'm very in touch with my inner child!"
"Probably not somethin' her own daughter should be sayin', but my mom's basically a nasty little kid who never grew up."
: What's worse? That he urinates when he is angry or he calls it tinkle
? Red Mage
: With Black Mage, it's really a menagerie of horror.
Oh tiny ice cream friends! Thog delay boredom driven rampage only for you!
You could also argue that Scaramangas
whole island lair counts as an example of his arrested development. He explicitly states that he doesnt own the island, despite his vast fortune. Instead, he lives there rent-free in return for the odd favour for his landlords, Red China. Of course, it seems like a technicality, given the millions he has likely invested, but its interesting that a man of Scaramangas age and wealth doesnt actually own his own property. In effect, Scaramanga is living in the Bond villain equivalent of his parents basement. He gets a nice pad to crash in, and in return he has to occasionally take out the trash for his folks.
I always look forward to hearing from Sil
, easily the strongest villainous creation to have stepped from the Colin Baker
era...Sil indignantly exclaims that he is still young and I rather liked the idea that he genuinely is a repugnant little infant that has been let loose on the universe's economy, with all the bloodlust and anger that comes with it.
has to hit just the right tone: he has to have a sense of menace to him, but also a sense of playfulness. He has to hit somewhere in between a Trelane
and a Dukat
, if you will. You need to see this... jolly sort of character
, this excitable little boy, almost, who is nevertheless a very dangerous and cunning individual, and I think [Saul Rubinek
] hit that note just right.
"But you don't understand! The Legendary Super Saiyan is motivated by a crying infant! He is a literal giant fucking baby!"
"A childhood is a terrible thing to lose, Ms. Lane. But I'm getting mine back WITH A VENGEANCE!"