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J.J. Gittes: How much are you worth?
Noah Cross: I've no idea. How much do you want?
Gittes: I just want to know what you're worth. Over ten million?
Cross: Oh my, yes.
Gittes: Why are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What can you buy that you can't already afford?
Cross: The future, Mr. Gitts — the future!

"I lacked vision?! He's the fool with no vision! Destroy everything in his path, no goal, no plan? I would have united worlds. That... is vision!"
Nerissa, W.I.T.C.H., "X is for Xanadu"

"This Fontaine fellow is somebody to watch. Once, he was just a menace, to be convicted and hung. But he always manages to be where the evidence isn't. He's the most dangerous type of hoodlum... the kind with vision."
Andrew Ryan, BioShock

Rin: If word got out that machina pose a danger, people would fear them and stop using them.
Paine: So Yevon's not alone in sweeping things under the rug.
Rin: I firmly believe that machina are an indispensable part of Spira's development. Even if there is another incident, I intend to conceal the evidence.
Yuna: You really think people will follow you that way?
Rin: I am not alone in my thinking.
Final Fantasy X-2, The Mi-Hen Highroad Conspiracy (Rin outcome)

"I k-killed them... two of them... It's a life...the consequences can't be light. Do I have the right to pass judgement upon others? But wait... it's not like that. This is what I've always thought. This world is rotten. Those who are rotten deserve to die. Someone... someone has to do it! Sacrificing their own life and soul, just because the world can't continue like this! If someone else had picked up this notebook, someone else could erase all the unnecessary people from this world... but is there someone who could do that? No, there isn't! But I can. In fact, I'm the only one who can do it! I'll do it. I'll use the Death Note... to change the world!"
Light Yagami, Death Note, making his decision to become Kira.

"We like to talk big, vampires do. "I'm going to destroy the world." That's just tough-guy talk. Strutting around with your friends over a pint of blood. The truth is, I like this world. You've got... [ponders that] racing. Manchester United. And you've got people. Billions of people walking around like Happy Meals with legs. It's all right here. [sigh]) But then someone comes along with a vision. With a real passion for destruction. Angel could pull it off. Good-bye, Picadilly. Farewell, Leicester-bloody-Square, know what I'm saying?"
Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Becoming, part 2"

"Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We diesels don't need to learn, we know everything. We come to a yard and improve it. We are revolutionary!"

"My mission is peaceful. Any intervention... would make it otherwise."

"Because the bad people know how to plan. It's part of the specification, you might say. Every evil tyrant has a plan to rule the world. The good people don't seem to have the knack."
Havelock Vetinari, Guards! Guards!

''"That's a loser's reasoning! A winner has to look at the world not as it is, but as it should be!"
Aizen, Bleach

"And then Skitter waltzes in and… it’s like, she slithers right past your defenses. I can’t even put it into words. You run into her, and you can’t even look straight at her without feeling your skin crawl. Like when someone’s got something wrong with their eye and your own eye starts watering… only with her it’s because of the bugs. And then she talks, and she sounds so idealistic, and naive. I don’t know how you sound idealistic and naive with a swarm of cockroaches and bees crawling over your face, but she does. And so you let your guard down. And then she starts making sense."''
Flechette describes her encounter with Skitter, Worm

Gamma, stand, for you are now unchained
You’ll bring peace to a world gone insane
Restoring the freedom to make you whole
I’ll give you power, you take control
— "Gamma Unchained", 'The Megas

"Nothing of such grand scale can be achieved without a singular vision at its heart, least of all the reconquest of the Galaxy."
The Emperor to the priest of "The Last Church", Warhammer 40,000

"I have a dream! That one day every person in this nation will control their own destiny. A nation of the truly free, dammit. A nation of action, not words, ruled by strength, not committee! Where the law changes to suit the individual, not the other way around. Where power and justice are back where they belong: in the hands of the people! Where every man is free to think - to act - for himself! Fuck all these limp-dick lawyers and chickenshit bureaucrats. Fuck this 24-hour Internet spew of trivia and celebrity bullshit! Fuck American pride! Fuck the media! FUCK ALL OF IT! America is diseased. Rotten to the core. There's no saving it - we need to pull it out by the roots. Wipe the slate clean. BURN IT DOWN! And from the ashes a new America will be born. Evolved, but untamed! The weak will be purged and the strongest will thrive - free to live as they see fit, they'll make America great again! ...In my new America, people will die and kill for what they BELIEVE! Not for money. not for oil! Not for what they're told is right. Every man will be free to fight his own wars!"
Senator Steven Armstrong, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Don Alejandro (Zorro): They say America is still a place for a man of vision.
Don Raphael: And you are a man of vision?
Alejandro: I am a search of a vision.
Raphael: Don Alejandro, will join me and the other dons? I have something you might wish to see.
Alejandro: And what would that be?
Raphael: (smiles) A vision.

He despised the greed of Men, the predictability of Dwarves. But most of all he hated the Elves, who wished to embalm the world. "Middle-earth will change", he told me. "It will bend to my will. It will not be fixed in place, and it will not be restored to the vision of its makers. It will become something new."
Shelob on Sauron, Middle-earth: Shadow of War

"If they already call me a villain, what will they call me when I succeed?"
"The more they try to kill me the more they reveal I am on the right path."


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