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Gohan: P-Please! I take back what I said about my hidden power! I don't wanna fight you! This is my Dad's fight, not mine! So I'm begging you: just rein them in! Give my dad a Senzu Bean and—
Cell: And there it is.
Gohan: Huh?
Cell: That right there... that is why I despise you. You know what they all have in common? The Saiyans might be fools, the humans might be weak, and the Namekian might not belong... but they're still out there fighting. Not just for their lives, but for this dung hill of a world. But none of them, boy—not a one—shares that trait with you so vile, it drives me to retch! You, Gohan... are a coward.
Gohan: No... I'm just a pacifist!
Cell: So a coward patting himself on the back. Congratulations, pint-size, you can stand proud next to the bodies.

"Cell was right. You think you're better than everyone else, but there you stand: the good man doing nothing. And while evil triumphs, and your rigid pacifism crumbles into blood-stained dust, the only victory afforded to you is that you stuck true to your guns. You were a coward... to your last whimper."
Android #16 to Gohan, Dragon Ball Z Abridged

"Pale Ebenezer thought it wrong to fight,
But Roaring Bill (who killed him) thought it right."
Hilaire Belloc

[Rambo has just killed a bunch of pirates who demanded the group's sole female Sarah as a tribute]
Michael: What did you do?! We came here to help stop the killing! Who are you to-
Rambo: [shoves him against a wall] Who are you? He woulda raped her fifty times... and cut your fucking heads off! Who are you?! WHOAREANYOFYOU?!


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