"And he had risen to leadership of one of the most influential families in the Empire by relentless application, total focusing of his mental powers, and six well-executed deaths. The last one had been that of his father, who'd died happy in the knowledge that his son was maintaining an old family tradition."
"Oh, I was first in line...until the little hairball was born."
— Scar, The Lion King
"As thirteenth in line in my own kingdom, I didn't stand a chance. I knew I'd have to to marry into the throne somewhere."