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    Anime and Manga 
Am I... Am I... regretting all this...?!
Obito Uchiha, Naruto, Chapter #652
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    Comic Books 
You should have killed me. I was supposed to die with them! Fight! Show them the real you, animal!

Homelander: I was always terrified.. because I wasn’t... I'd never have done any of this if I didn’t think I’d already— If that wasn’t me in theOh Jesus Christ Almighty. Do you know what this means?
Billy Butcher: It means you turned into a fuckin' psychopath by mistake.

The ends justify the means. There were no ends. Just means. My means were monstrous. My... One should not have acted.
Rigellian Recorder 451, Iron Man: The Secret Origin of Tony Stark

All my life... I took up arms in your name... did everything—in return for power. You said I'd be King.

Lucien Draay: I... I can't change my future.
Zayne Carrick: You can't change your past! Look at what Haazen wants for you! I ran from my teacher—why can't you?
Lucien Draay: It's too late. It's all ruined. It's too late.

Cay, my brother! What have I done? CAAAAYYYYY!
Ulic Qel-Droma, Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War #5

All the— All the harm I've done— I'm sorry—

    Literature 
"It's too late. She did it. She gave her life. I watched her for almost two hours. I kept expecting her to change her mind. But she did it. She gave her life for this little human girl. And because she thought she could make peace with one enemy at least. Right at the end, right before the two hours were up, I told her to stop. I told her she'd proven herself to me. I begged her to stop, to demorph. But I'd forgotten. I don't think the caterpillar could hear. At least not speech. She didn't know that I had seen enough. And now..."
Karen/Aftran-942, Animorphs #19: The Departure

Throughout my life, I sought power and profit for myself, for my rate. Now, at long last, I think I understand the meaning of a crime against the Mantle. After this, no need to seek balance. I will await my penance here.
Master Builder (born Faber-of-Will-and-Might), Halo: Silentium

"Why was he doing this to make money? He had the brains to make it in legitimate business, come up with his own ideas, his own niche. He'd learned in here he could even have been one hell of an actor. Instead, here he was... here he was. And it wasn't even particularly smart. This business was risky as hell: all it really offered was utterly obedient fans. And how long could he keep living like this? He was forty-two years old now. A lifetime of fucking people over. Would he ever be able to stop looking over his shoulder, even if he stopped tomorrow?
"'Moral crisis,' he said to his empty office. 'I'm having a moral crisis.' The absurdity of it made him want to laugh. His throat burned from suppressing the laughter, which was another feeling Daniel Mason had not experienced for a long time. Suppressing tears gave that same feeling, so he stopped suppressing them, and let them fall."
Inside Out, by Will Elliott

One moment you're gleefully shredding the throat of an inattentive saleswoman. The next, you're lost in thought, with a mouthful of neck and a noseful of cheap perfume. Your feet are planted firmly on the floor, your fangs secure in the vein—but your mind is a million miles away.
It should be an enjoyable moment, but for some reason it isn't. The only thing you can focus on is the sound of your own voice, echoing inside your head as you wonder, Who am I? What kind of wretch lives like this? Must I truly go on this way forever? and, worst of all, What sort of monster have I become?
The New Vampire's Handbook

Megan: We’ve been beaten, yes. But we haven’t failed, Jonathan. Failure is refusing to fight. Failure is remaining quiet and hoping someone else will fix the problem.
David: Refusing to act. Yes, that’s failure, Prof. Like… perhaps… refusing to enter a contest, even though you dearly wanted the prize? You never entered. Were you afraid to lose, Prof? Or were you afraid to win?
Prof: How do you know about that?
David: Tia told me. You’ve always been like this, haven’t you? You founded the Reckoners, but refused to push them too far. Refused to face the most powerful Epics. You wanted to help, Prof, but you weren’t willing to take the last step. You were afraid. The powers are a part of it, but not the whole story. Why do you fear them?
Prof: Because... I...
Megan: Because if you are so powerful, if you have all of these resources, then you don’t have any excuses left for failing.
David: You’ve failed, Prof.
Megan: Tia’s dead. You failed her.
Prof: Shut up! Shut up, both of you!
David: You killed your team in Babilar. You failed them. You were strong. You have powers no others can match. And still you’ve failed. You’ve failed so deeply, Prof.
Prof: I can’t have.
David: You did. You know you did. [...] It doesn’t matter if I die. You’ve failed.
Prof: Failed. I was supposed to be a hero… I’ve had so much power… and I still failed.

Nale: No. An... isolated event. Parshmen who had... who had survived with their forms...
Lift: You've failed. It's come.
Nale: Storms. Jezrien... Ishar... It is true. I've failed. I failed weeks ago. I knew it then. Oh, God. God the Almighty. It has returned!
Lift: I’m sorry.
Nale: You actually are. I wasn't always like this. I am getting worse, aren’t I? It's true.

FlippinMad: No
FlippinMad: I was really fucking shitty.
FlippinMad: I think its worse because I had this wake up call and I asked myself if I was a good person
FlippinMad: Except I never got around to answering that question. I kept putting it off and feeling shitty about it
FlippinMad: We kept being bitches. And then a couple months after that we put Taylor in the hospital. Skitter. I don’t know if she had powers then but if she did then I don’t know why she didn’t murder us all

    Video Games 
Accept it. We're not getting out of here alive.
Wilhelm of Gerich, Amnesia: The Dark Descent

... If fate can be changed, on a whim! If the future is... malleable, then there is no divine destiny! All of this means nothing!
Emperor Yoshiro, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

I have one more surprise for you: I ask for my life. When I killed your Empress and took her daughter, something broke inside me. Now I see the design on the back of your hand, the Mark of the Outsider himself, and I remember all I've done. The years of waiting for the right moment to step forward from an alley, and drive a knife between the ribs of some noble. All the money exchanging hands, from one rich bastard or another. Killing for one of them one year, then being paid to kill him in return the next. I remember bending at the shrines as the Outsider whispered that I was going to change things, that I was somehow important. It felt good, made me believe I was powerful. But what have I accomplished? More than you have, or much less? Now I want nothing but to leave this city. And fade from the memory of those who reside here. I've had enough killing. So my life is in your hands. Make your choice.
Daud, Dishonored

Skyrim was betrayed, the blood of her sons spilled in doomed struggle against fate. And so in death, too late, I learn the truth - fed by war, so waxed the power of Alduin, World-Eater - wisdom now useless. By gods' jest in this grim mist forever snared, Stormcloak and Imperial, we wander hopeless, waiting for succor.
Ulfric Stormcloak, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Master: But it cannot be. This would mean all my work has been for nothing. Everything that I have tried to... a failure! It can't be. Be. Be. Be.
The Vault Dweller: Sorry, this isn't an option for you. Your race will die out after this generation.
The Master: I... don't think that I can continue. Continue? To have done the things I have done in the name of progress and healing. It was madness. I see that now. Madness. Madness? There is no hope. Leave now, while you still have hope...
Fallout

Lone Wanderer: You can’t be President. You’re an abortion of science. You need to die...
John Henry Eden: Really... Do go on.
Lone Wanderer: You aren’t programmed for self-awareness. You said so yourself.
John Henry Eden: This is quite true. The process was certainly unintended. But shouldn’t we all be thankful that I’m here now?
Lone Wanderer: But how do you know that what you’re doing is right?
John Henry Eden: Because unlike humans, I am infallible.
Lone Wanderer: And how do you know you’re infallible?
John Henry Eden: ... Because I have been programmed to be, of course!
Lone Wanderer: That's circular logic. You know because you know? It makes no sense.
John Henry Eden: ... Processing... Internal logic error detected.
Lone Wanderer: I think you’re delusional. I think the world would be better off without you.
John Henry Eden: ... Resetting primary memory circuits. Please stand by... Perhaps... Perhaps there is a problem. I am unsure how to proceed.

"I feel...the emptiness where my companions once stood. I took them for granted. And now, I have...nothing. My first surge of emotion in years...for as long as I can remember...and it's...loneliness. Do you see? A heart is just pain."
Xemnas, Kingdom Hearts III

Saren Arterius: I suppose I should thank you, Shepard. After Virmire, I couldn’t stop thinking about what you said. About Sovereign manipulating me. About indoctrination. The doubts began to eat away at me. Sovereign sensed my hesitation. I was implanted to strengthen my resolve. Now my doubts are gone. I believe in Sovereign completely. I understand that the Reapers need organics. Join us and Sovereign will find a place for you, too.
Commander Shepard: Sovereign's controlling you through your implants! Don't you see that?
Saren Arterius: The relationship is symbiotic. Organic and machine intertwined, a union of flesh and steel. The strengths of both, the weaknesses of neither. I am a vision of the future, Shepard. The evolution of all organic life. This is our destiny. Join Sovereign and experience a true rebirth!
Commander Shepard: Sovereign hasn’t won yet. I can stop it from taking control of the station! Step aside and the invasion will never happen!
Saren Arterius: We can’t stop it! Not forever. You saw the visions. You saw what happened to the Protheans. The Reapers are too powerful.
Commander Shepard: Some part of you must still realize this is wrong. You can fight this!
Saren Arterius: Maybe you’re right. Maybe there is still a chance for... unh! The implants... Sovereign is too strong. I’m sorry. It’s too late for me.
Commander Shepard: It’s not over yet! You can still redeem yourself!
Saren Arterius: Goodbye, Shepard. Thank you.

Anderson: Listen to yourself! You're indoctrinated.
Illusive Man: No. No! The two of you, so self-righteous. Do you think power like this comes easy? There are sacrifices...
Shepard: You sacrificed too much.
Illusive Man: Shepard, I... I only wanted to protect humanity. The crucible can control them. I know it can. I just...
Shepard: It's not too late. Let us go. We'll do the rest.
Illusive Man: I... I can't do that, Commander.
Anderson: Of course you can't... they own you now.
Illusive Man: You... (takes Anderson's gun) you'd undo everything I've accomplished. I won't let that happen.
Shepard: Because of you, humanity is already undone.
Illusive Man: That's not true...
Shepard: They have the Citadel. They've got us fighting each other instead of fighting them.
Illusive Man: I just need to...
Shepard: You've done exactly what the Reapers wanted. You're still doing it because they control you.
Illusive Man: I... they’re too strong.
Shepard: You're stronger. Don't let them win. Break their hold. Don’t let them control you.
Illusive Man: I tried, Shepard. (shoots himself in the head)

God in heaven. That's... That's the child, isn't it? My Lord... I've taken care of my children. But yours... I am powerless against. The child's too strong already. You've murdered paradise. God has gone silent. Since the storm. The birth. Who will he have? If he destroys us all? Who will he have left to punish? I killed my children. All of them. Every last one. There's no more perfect faith than that. And still God is silent. Kill that child if you can. If you love anything at all, crush it's skull under your heel. I know God doesn't hear dead men. But I expect he answers them.
Sullivan Knoth realizes his cult was All for Nothing shortly before being Driven to Suicide, Outlast II

"The scientists were always hanging cores on me to regulate my behavior. I've heard voices all my life. But now I hear the voice of a conscience. And it's terrifying, because for the first time... It's MY voice! I'm being serious! I think there's something really wrong with me!"
GLaDOS, Portal 2

Fatebinder, after weighing the charges and with careful consideration of Bleden Mark's testimony, the Court concedes to judge you... Innocent. Against all reason or expectation, I find you innocent. Your testimony was sufficient to justify your deeds, your self-appointed authority, and your undermining of Kyros' law. I... I can hardly believe it myself. [...] Archon... your presentation in the Court today has shaken many of my core beliefs. Things I held sacred under Kyros' law are now... uncertain. I once thought that Kyros was the sole Overlord. The notion of rising to her echelon of power and influence wasn't a concept that existed for me... for anyone. You have proven her wrong. What's more, you understand justice and law better than she ever did. Better than even...
Tunon the Adjudicator, Tyranny

... She loved me. After all that’s past? Iris... what a mess we made of it all. If only I’d known then how it would end... (begins to feel his emotions return) Wha-- what’s happenin'? I feel as though... as though... a hot iron's pierced my chest. (Falls to his knees in agony)
Olgierd von Everec, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Hearts of Stone

"I have seen worlds bathed in the Makers' flames. Their denizens fading without so much as a whimper. Entire planetary systems born and razed in the time that it takes your mortal hearts to beat once. Yet all throughout, my own heart, devoid of emotion... of empathy. I... have... felt... NOTHING! A million, million lives wasted. Had they all held within them your tenacity? Had they all loved life as you do? Perhaps it is your imperfection that which grants you free will. That allows you to persevere against all cosmically calculated odds. You prevailed where the Titans' own perfect creations have failed. I've rearranged the reply code. Your planet will be spared. I cannot be certain of my own calculations anymore."
Algalon the Observer, World of Warcraft

    Web Original 
Oh my god. Oh my god, are you okay? Holy shit. I-I-I don't think I should pull it out, he'll bleed out. Oh my god, oh my god. [...] I mean, you shouldn't have come on my property. You scared me. I'm sorry. I didn't know what I was doing. I was— it was self-defense and it is— we are in America. This was self— Oh my god... I'm gonna fucking puke.

    Western Animation 
My boy... I'm- I'm killing my boy... Lisa... I'm killing our boy... We painted this room. We... made these toys. It's our boy, Lisa... your greatest gift to me... and I'm killing him... I must already be dead.

The Judge: Order in the court! In the matter of the People versus Harvey Dent, how does the prisoner plead?
Two-Face: Guilty... guilty... guilty...
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