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Jacopo: Right. We kill these people- then we spend the treasure.
The Count: No. We will study them. Learn their weaknesses...
Jacopo: Why not just kill them? I'll do it, I'll run up to Paris- bam, bam, bam- I'm back by week's end, we spend the treasure! How is this a bad plan?
The Count: Death is too good for them. They must suffer as I suffered.

Dr. Hell: …You can come out now.
Gestalt: Your obsession with Photon Power is…amusing.
Dr. Hell: This King of Hell isn’t enough to fight the Ba’al with…only with Photon Power can we survive!
Sayuri: Do you think those three clowns will even succeed?
Dr. Hell: They will live up to my expectations! I have high hopes for Baron Ashura.
Gestalt: And why the elaborate call for a showdown? If you wanted the Photon Power so badly, you could’ve taken the Photon Labs while ZEXIS were dealing with Insalaum!
Dr. Hell: You fools could never hope to understand my plans!
Sayuri: Perhaps. In any case good luck (not!) for the battle.
Gestalt: You might need it more than you think! Mwahaha!
— Saint-ism LP of Scenario 47, Super Robot Wars Z2: Saisei-Hen

Flik: No! Wait, wait, wait! Please! You can't go! You gotta help me! Gimme some time! I'll come up with a plan!
Heimlich: Just go tell them the truth!
Flik: They can't! They can't know the truth! The truth, you see, is bad! I will be branded with this mistake for the rest of my life! My children's children will walk down the street and people will point and say "Look, there goes the spawn of Flik, the loser!"

Dr. Evil: All right guard, begin the unnecessarily slow-moving dipping mechanism.
(guard starts dipping mechanism)
Dr. Evil: Close the tank!
Scott Evil: Wait, aren't you even gonna watch them? They could get away!
Dr. Evil: No, no, no, I'm gonna leave them alone and not actually witness them dying. I'm just gonna assume it all went to plan. What?
Scott Evil: I have a gun in my room. You give me five seconds, I'll get it, I'll come back down here, BOOM! I'll blow their brains out!
Dr. Evil: Scott, you just don't get it, do ya? You don't.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Calvin: All right, here's the plan! We make up a fake code with fake instructions and see that it "accidentally" falls into Susie's hands! She decodes the message, which says we don't want her to go behind our house! Naturally, she'll go there, and we'll be waiting, ready to soak her with water balloons!
Hobbes: Why don't we just hit her with water balloons right now, where she's sitting?
Calvin: You're a good officer, Hobbes, but let's face it, you don't have an executive mind.

Jesus Christ, man! Why don't you just try acting instead?!

That's right Kaiba, I'm basically in charge of your company now. Remember in Season 1 when I was trying to do that and had to resort to kidnapping? It turns out I could have just done this.
Pegasus having just bought the majority of the shares in Kaiba Corp., Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series

Technical Boy: Wait, we're leaving? We've got him right here, why don't we just kill him?
Mr. World: That man has more knowledge and wisdom than you will ever have, and deserves our respect.

Sub-Mariner: As for you, I commanded the monsters of the deep to reveal themselves at sea, knowing you would come to investigate! For I have a message to be delivered to the surface world—and I want you to deliver it! The air-breathing humans will believe what they are told by the Fantastic Four!
Thing: It woulda been cheaper to send a telegram, you water-logged ham!

Sydney: I know we were convinced there were horrible deathtraps waiting for us on the other side of the portal, but it's too bad you couldn't have just put your tracking spell on a rock and kicked that through.
Dabbler: ... Don't you have a class to get to?
Sydney: You mean that would have worked?!

Br'er Fox: That big ol' rabbit won't get away this time. No sir, we'll catch him, sure! I'll catch him, sure!
Br'er Bear: But, uh, that's what you said the last time before, and the time before that, and the... Look, let's just knock his head clean off.
Br'er Fox: Oh, no, indeed, ain't nothing smart about that. I'm gonna show him who the smartest is, and that Tar Baby'll do the rest!
[and once they've caught Br'er Rabbit]
Br'er Bear: I'm gonna knock his head clean off!
Br'er Fox: No, no, no, that's too quick! We gotta make him suffer!

Melinda: No, wait! [The Moon Landing] still could have been faked! All you'd have to do is secretly develop computer-graphics technology decades ahead of its time, convince multiple governments to lie on our behalf, and then...somehow...get retro-reflectors to the Moon...without actually going there...You can do that, right?
Stanley Kubrick: Forget it, lady. It'd be easier to put a man on the Moon.

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