"Why would anyone
want to be a pirate? Every day I dream that I can go to school. Learn about the world. But my mother, she is dyin' of AIDS, and there is no money for medicine. My father was killed trying to find food for us.
Do you know how I feel every time we try to capture a boat? Scared. And not just scared because I might get killed, but scared because if I don't get something out of it, my family and friends are going to die.
I don't want to be a pirate. I don't see how anybody would."
— A Somali Pirate
, South Park
episode 13x7: "FatBeard"
The Dark Mark's use as a tool of communication for Voldemort to summon his henchmen was merely an excuse. The real
reason his minions were permanently marked was to ensure their loyalty. If they were captured, and the Mark was discovered, they could never
fully integrate back into normal society. They were branded. Lucius Malfoy was the perfect example—as much as he tried to appear as a perfectly legitimate businessman, everybody knew
in the back of their minds, at least, that he was up to no good. No matter how much he liked to claim that he had simply been bewitched by Voldemort, Ron had told Milo the very first time they'd met what the real truth was. And if eleven-year-old Ron Weasley
had been able to see through Lucius's disguise, it was clear that Voldemort's system had worked.
"You want to know why I did it, don't you? I suppose I'm just an old coward, boy. We don't all embrace death easily. For some of us, the quest, the
only quest, is to escape death, whatever the cost. Looks like I failed..."
This is not the time to change your mind, Ms. Invidia. Ms. Invidia:
Zat is not
my name! I am Elodie Valois
, and I- Mr. Luxuria:
-Was next in line for the guillotine, isn't that right? As was Ms. Superbia
. What a pity
it would be to see that handsome head tumble from those fine shoulders of hers.
"I know it's a rotten game, but it's the only one The Man left us to play. That's the stone, cold truth."
on drug dealing, Super Fly