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Jessie: What kind of trick are you pulling?
Misty: Don't give us attitude! We just saved your slimy lives!
Jessie: I don't remember asking you to save our lives!
James: Well, I'm grateful.
Jessie: (slaps James) They're our mortal enemies! How dare you be grateful they saved your life!
Ash: I kinda feel sorry for that guy.
Jessie: Who asked you!?

Kagome: If there's a person right there who I can save and I'm told she can only be saved by me, of course I'll choose to save her!
Kikyo: Then I won't thank you, since you made the choice.
Kagome: [thinking] Whaddaya mean you won't thank me?!
Inuyasha, episode 151

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"DROP DEAD, YOU UNGRATEFUL BASTARDS!"

"You acted coldly to him again didn't you? And then Partner went away with a bitter face... He says he loves you. Partner gave up on going home and joined the war to follow you, though he doesn't want to get involved in it. Why do you think that is? Because he loves you. Have you ever responded to his feelings, even once? While he devotes himself to you, isn't whipping the only thing you do to him?"
Derflinger, The Familiar of Zero

Comics

"Let me tell you the kind of world I live in. It is a world of miserable, bitter, ungrateful paramecium who lash out at you in a state of perpetual rage for not solving their problems fast enough."
The Plutonian, Irredeemable

"Ridicule... Laughter! So soon, they've forgotten all I've done... My years of service... of sacrifice! I guess I'm being bitter — and I don't care! I've a right to bitterness... No man has a better right! I've denied myself the comforts of home... family... to continue helping these... ingrates! I thought they admired me... for myself! I've lived in a fool's paradise!"

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Wolverine: Hurry up with that lock, tubby. I'm losing the scent of that cheap cologne Wraith's mistress buys him for Christmas.
Beast: You know, considering we are the ones breaking you out of this place, I really don't appreciate these comments about my weight, Wolverine.
Wolverine: [after being released] Well, don't eat so much, butterball [and runs away]

Fanworks

"Hey, kid. I know you're upset but I'm serious when I say you should be bloody grateful that you got off as lightly as you did. You could have killed that boy out there. And when someone gives you a drive, you say thank you."
A police officer, to Mitchell, Leaving Town

Nasthalthia: He met Supergirl for the first time when he got killed, believe it or not. Lex was being chased by her after a job, and tried to hit her with a death-ray that had Kryptonite in it. Only thing was, he was trying to drive at the same time, went off the road, and hit himself with his own ray. And he died.
Starfire: Died?
Nasthalthia: Clinically dead, yes. But Supergirl, out of the goodness of her widdle heart, went off and came back with some kind of radiation cocoon that brought Lex back to life. As soon as he woke up, he showed her his gratitude by grabbing a tommy gun from one of the cops and opening up on her. She shrugged off the bullets like they were jelly beans. I honestly think he hated her for bringing him back. When he was dead, he didn't have to worry about beating his head against a wall called Superman anymore. Now that he was alive again, he had to go ahead and try and kill Supes again and again, and he'd have to do something about Blondie, too. Plus the fact that it was Supes's cousin that'd brought him back to life. That really, really rankled him.
Dr. Cyber: Wonder Woman might do the same for me, if I died. But I hope she wouldn't count on my gratitude.
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Film – Animated

Chi Fu: That creature's not worth protecting.
Shang: She's a hero.
Chi Fu: 'Tis a woman. She'll never be worth anything.
Shang: (grabs his collar) Listen, you pompous...

Film – Live-Action

"In spite of everything you've done for them, eventually they will hate you."
The Green Goblin, Spider-Man

"They need you right now. But when they don't? They'll cast you out. Like a leper!"

Literature

"And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!"
Ron Weasley (to Draco Malfoy), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"So this is how you repay our kindness? You are far worse than your wicked mother!"
Methuselah, Redwall

"People avenge themselves for the favors done them."
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night

Live-Action TV

"I saved you. I saved this city and all your worthless lives! I should have let Stannis kill you all!"
Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

Boomer: Thank you, sir. I owe you one.
Adama: You and a lot of other people owe me one, but you know what? Very few of 'em ever pay it back. Especially the ones that owe you their lives.

Jade: I didn't need your help.
Tori: She would've EATEN you!
Jade: ... She wouldn't have liked it.
Victorious, "Locked Up!"

Spock: At any rate, you must be aware of the fact that you are attempting to re-create the disaster which resulted in your becoming an inmate in this place.
Garth: I was betrayed and treated barbarically.
Spock: On the contrary, you were treated with justice and with compassion, which you failed to show towards any of your intended victims. Logically, therefore, one must assume—

Video Games

"I can't believe the City hates us! We saved those lowlives!"
Daxter, Jak 3: Wastelander

"The crowd rolled up to see the 'terrorist' arrive and free their loved ones. But that wasn't good enough for them. I risked my life to save their families, and they want to stone me in return!? Ungrateful bastards!"
Cole McGrath, inFAMOUS (when you complete the train mission on the evil path; on the good path, the citizens are grateful)

"Gee, I've been saved by Fox. How swell."
Falco Lombardi, Star Fox 64

"Grrrrrrrr... Ungrateful... grrrrrr..."
Guybrush Threepwood, Escape from Monkey Island

Rouge: Keep your hands to yourself! Don't touch me!
Knuckles: Is that how you say "thanks" to someone who just saved your life?!

(This fucking thing!) "Shit! Damn it! We save Ferelden, and they're angry. We save Orlais, and they're angry! We close the Breach twice, and my own hand wants to kill me! Could one thing in this FUCKING world just stay fixed?!"

"J.J., you are out of the will."
Spider-Man, After saving Jameson from Scorpion, but orders the police to kill him, under the assumtion that it's a trick, Spider-Man (2000)

"You ungrateful little pest. Have you forgotten that it was my grandfather that created you?"

Web Original

Mom: ...is Anora betraying me?
Reg: Yep. Blew that one.
Mom: Wha— I saved her ass.
Reg: Yep.

"Hey, muties! Not that this is going to stop us fearing or despising you, and it won't teach us any important moral lesson, but we could really use your help saving some trapped kids over here!"

"In 2008, after nearly 40 years in the band, Jon Anderson, lead singer of Yes, suffered an asthma attack requiring hospitalization. Doctors diagnosed Anderson with severe respiratory failure and recommended that he rest for at least six months. Faced with the serious illness of their collaborator and friend of four decades, the other members of the band were left with no choice but to tell Anderson to fuck off while they hit the road with some putz they picked up from a Yes tribute band."

"At the end of the day, they watch you struggle for their sake, hoping you'll fail; they don't want to see a hero, Superman, they want to see a corpse."

Web Videos

Komali: What? What is it, huh? Listen, you can stare all you want, but I'm not giving this to you. This is MY treasure. You understand? I'm not going to just hand it over to some do-nothing guy, am I?
Arin: I have done many things. I have watched my sister get kidnapped.
Danny: Yeah, remember that time I gave you that letter?
Arin: I have been shot out of a barrel.
Danny: And also, the letter. That I gave you. Do you remember that?
Arin: Do you remember when I ran in circles around your place, even though I was told what to do?
Danny: And don't even get me started on that letter.
Arin: I have done so many things!
Danny: Practically everything that you can do for a person, involving that exact letter, that one time.
Arin: And honestly, how could you forget about the letter?
Danny: Yeah, you sonuvabitch.
Arin: Deliver a letter to a guy, and what, this is the thanks I get?
Danny: Yeah, unbelievable, unbelievable, un-FUCKING-believable! I am disgusted.
Game Grumps, "Wind Waker HD: Special Delivery - PART 10"

Western Animation

"Gratitude is a luxury of the weak, my friend."
Eva Medal, The Prince of Atlantis

Tony Stark: Thank you, Maria. Thank you for staying with me. You saved my life.
Maria Hill: This doesn't change anything. Registration is going to happen.
Tony Stark: [sigh] This was the part where you were supposed to thank me for saving your life.

Edward: Gordon claims to be fast and reliable, but he still needed my help to get over the hill.
Gordon: I didn't really need your help, Edward. You just happened to be there, that's all. I'm very reliable, and exceedingly fast.
Thomas the Tank Engine, "Old Reliable Edward"

Jack: [after saving Ashi] You're welcome.
Ashi: I'd be happier as that creature's excrement than be grateful to you!
Puffball: What did you expect, a hug and a kiss?

Tarkin: It's when things do not go as planned that concerns me. What then?
Anakin: It's when things don't go as planned that we Jedi are at our best. Trust me.
Tarkin: I reserve my trust for those who take action, General Skywalker.
Anakin: Then let me remind you, we rescued back there. And I reserve my trust for those who understand gratitude, Captain Tarkin.
—- Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "The Citadel"

SpongeBob: Hey Flats, you feeling better?
Flats: What? Where am I?
Purple Doctorfish: [walks in] Why, you're in the hospital. This young boy saved your life. He performed CPR for five hours straight.
SpongeBob: Yeah. They said you'd be okay after the first few minutes, but I just wanted to be sure.
Flats: Wow, I'm touched. I'll have to remember that when I'm kicking your butt. [SpongeBob is thunderstruck, accompanied with glass shattering] Those flowers for me?

Other

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others."
Cicero

"Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs."

"I took the train to Los Angeles in order to see to my film version of Billy the Kid, which Paul Newman and I had set up at Warner Bros. Paul and I had selected a television producer in need of a job to oversee the production. Immediately, our employee replaced our original director with his own, who in turn brought in a friend to "improve" the script of what was supposedly my film. Paul, no tower of strength in these matters, allowed the hijacking to take place. The result was The Left Handed Gun, a film that only somebody French could like."

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