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Mr. Matsuda, please stop talking like people dying is actually a good thing.
Yamamoto, Death Note

Goku, you're mistaken... Gohan isn't a fighter like you. Does Gohan know about your plan? Did you even talk to him about it before the Cell Games? Do you want to know what Gohan is thinking right now?! He isn't thinking about anger, he's thinking, "Why isn't my father coming to rescue me from pain and death?! My father seems to value a fair, manly fight more than my own life." Never forget that even though he may be the strongest of all of us, he's still a child!! I'd rather die than wait!
Piccolo, Dragon Ball

Goku, you fool... We told you this would happen! We told you! But you wouldn't listen to us... Well, maybe you'll hear this! YOUR SON'S DEAD, GOKU! HE'S DEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAD!!
Piccolo, Dragon Ball Z

Hyuga: Listen to reason, Shinji! Just stop and think about what you're doing, please!
Shinji: I know exactly what I'm doing. And you're only making me angrier. Unit 01 has 285 seconds left. That's enough time to destroy half of headquarters if I want!
Aoba: In his state of mind he might just do it...
Maya: Shinji, please just listen to us! Commander Ikari had to do it! You would've died if he hadn't made that call!
Shinji: That doesn't change anything.
Hyuga: But it's still the truth, damnit!
Shinji: I WOULD'VE RATHER DIED THAN BE A PART OF WHAT YOU'VE DONE!!! Dad tried... that BASTARD tried to kill Asuka... and he used MY HANDS TO DO IT!! (starts stomping and thrashing) Tell me why?! WHY?! Why did you do it?! You don't even understand, do you, Dad?! I was so stupid to trust you! Maybe if you lose something you care about, THEN YOU'LL UNDERSTAND!!!

Are you out of your mind?! Orochimaru killed the Third Hokage and did everything he could to destroy the Leaf Village! Whatever it is you're expecting out of him, you think he's just gonna give it to you for free?! All he wants is to use your body like a new suit of clothes! There'll be nothing of you left! You'll never get out alive! You think I'll stand by and just let you throw away your entire life?!
Naruto Uzumaki to Sasuke Uchiha, Naruto

I don't know what happened at Fortree, but venting your anger out on your Pokémon is inexcusable! What's more, you blamed your Pokémon for your own mistakes as a Trainer. That's unforgivable! And before you turn on me or argue about the loss of the contest… isn't there something you should be doing right now?
Wallace to Ruby, Pokémon Adventures

You listen to me. You don't understand a single thing about her, so don't pretend like you do. You're a little boy who can't think of anyone but himself. Consider her feelings sometime. She was crying her eyes out.
Inner Moka to Tsukune Aono, Rosario + Vampire

You knew that card was evil, and you still played it? If you really were a brave Pharoah, you would never have done something like that to poor little Yugi! (sobbing) This just isn't fair! How could you? I want my Yugi back. It should have been you, not him!
Rebecca to Yami, Yu-Gi-Oh!

Do you really want to save people’s lives that much!? Why can’t you understand that is exactly what is driving people to their deaths!?
Shiraori to Sariel, So I'm a Spider, So What?

You've done enough!!! It's over! We won! We can end this! Ace is dead! Whitebeard is dead! The pirates no longer have the will to fight! What are we trying to prove?!? There are wounded men out there! These men have families, children, these men fight for us and we're watching them die! We could help them if we just stop fighting! But no, we're creating more bodies, more casualties. What was the point of all this?! What were they even fighting for?!?
Coby, One Piece (English Dub)

    Comic Books 
You killed Janet! You killed Cap! HOW COULD YOU?!
Hank Pym, Secret Invasion

Lana Lang: You're telling me you're not even going to go look? At all? What if someone needs your help? What if someone's hurt? Look around, Kara. People out there need you. You can use your gifts to —
Kara: "Gifts"? These "gifts" make a target, Lana. They make me dangerous to everyone around me. And as you'll recall, the last time I tried to help someone, I got a planet full of my people blown up
Lana: That wasn't your fault and you know it —
Kara: It doesn't matter whose fault you think it was, Lana! 80,000 people were put in danger because of something I did... and then Supergirl couldn't save any of them.
Lana: Fine. You wanna wallow in self-pity and guilt while people need you? You want to ignore these people crying out for someone to help them? That's great. You do that, Kara. Just don't expect me to support you while you do it.

Wizard: I bestowed the powers of the gods upon a mortal. It is my province to do so.
Superman: He's a little boy! You did this to a little boy!
Wizard: He is more adept, more tenacious than any-
Superman: What is wrong with you? He is a child! His life shouldn't be about this! Little boys go to school, play with their friends and go to bed at night. Their biggest concerns should be homework and school-yard crushes — Not if their best friends are going to be murdered by assassins!
Wizard: It is his fate to bear the mantle.
Superman: Do not talk to me about fate. All of you people of magic — you sorcerers... All your talk about fate and destiny... This is wrong. No boy should have the responsibility of the world on his shoulders. It is fate chosen by men. He is just a boy.
Superman/Shazam: First Thunder

Martian Manhunter: Is this how you intended to "handle" Mongul, my friend?
Superman: Forgive me, J'onn... Looks like I failed you!
Martian Manhunter: No, not me, Superman — It's the entire universe that will have to pay the price of your failure! I warned you that you were dealing with forces beyond your comprehension — but you were just too overconfident - too egotistical — to listen!
Superman: I — I thought I could deal with it! After all, I'm Superman... aren't I?
Martian Manhunter: Super or not, you're still a man — and men are fallible! Now, because of you, Mongul has the key that can unlock chaos — and I demand to know what you intend to do about it!

What have we done? What has any of us done since all this started? Kill. Destroy. All we do is go from one planet to another. Fighting. Killing. And where has it gotten us? What have we got to show for it? We take some ground, the Decepticons take some ground. We suffer losses, they suffer losses. And for what?! How many races have we put in danger? How many have we wiped out in our pursuit to kill some more?! It was a disagreement! We fought to uphold a way of life, an ideal. And now what? Our planet is in ruins along with countless others. How many have died for our war, how many "acceptable losses" have we allowed to gain a little more ground? He was fighting for an idea, fighting for a better way, and he broke. 'Streaker was a casualty of this war well before his death. If we don't uphold the sanctity of life, all life, how are we any better than the Decepticons?!

Listen to me — all of you out there! You were told by this man — your hero — that America is the greatest country in the world! He told you that Americans were the greatest people — that America could be refined like silver, could have the impurities hammered out of it, and shine more brightly! He went on about how precious America was — how you needed to make sure it remained great! And he told you anything was justified to preserve that great treasure, that pearl of great price that is America! Well, I say America is nothing! Without its ideals — its commitment to the freedom of all men, America is a piece of trash! A nation is nothing! A flag is a piece of cloth! I fought Adolf Hitler not because America was great, but because it was fragile! I knew that liberty could be snuffed out here as in Nazi Germany! As a people, we were no different than them! When I returned, I saw that you nearly did turn America into nothing! And the only reason you're not less than nothing — is that it's still possible for you to bring freedom back to America!
Captain America to the entire United States of America, What If? #44

Yes, things have changed. You have hunted down those we once fought beside and called comrades. Killed or imprisoned those who opposed you. Regardless of their previous loyalties. Surely this would be offense enough, but you went further. Much further. You took my genetic code and, without my permission, without my knowledge, used it to create an abomination — an aberration — an insult — and this you told the world was me. You defiled my body, desecrated my trust, violated everything that I am. Is this how you define friendship? Is it? IS IT?
Thor calling out Iron Man in the aftermath of Civil War

Thor: You're using those people as bait?
Captain America: Only if the other three plans I have on standby take a dive.

Nova: ...can't believe you don't know about [the Annihilation War].
Iron Man: We had some intelligence via Shi'ar sources, but it was vague. Frankly, we thought it was just another Kree border squabble. And we were a little busy.
Nova: Galactic culture nearly collapsed. Billions died. The entire Skrull empire's gone. Xandar, too. Along with huge chunks of the Kree territories. Quasar died in front of my eyes. Even Thanos was killed. And you heard something... vague? As commander of the united front, I sent a warning to Earth. I sent it to the Fantastic Four, Mr. Stark.
Iron Man: Please, call me Tony. I'll check with Reed. I heard of no warning. Richard, I'd appreciate it if you briefed S.H.I.E.L.D.'s galactic affairs on the details of this... war. You say Annihilus was the driving force? What happened to him?
Nova: I pulled him inside out and saved the universe. What have you done lately, Tony?
Nova Volume 4

    Fan Works 
Listen here, you despicable wench! You don't fully understand the repercussions of what you've done! Corey was, I repeat, WAS, a rare case in the entire Underworld! His light grey horns and lack of tattoos showed that he was a kind and gentle demon, unlike me! But with your selfish and jealous actions, it made Corey ascend into a higher but darker power that you won't fully understand! Corey has now lost all innocence that he once had and has turned into the very thing he hated since his understanding of where he came from! You turned your ex-lover into a demon with no remorse for anyone nor anything! You know what that means, you insufferable little bitch?! It means that if we ever see Corey again, he would slaughter everyone in sight and not have any second thoughts!
Trina to Laney, Demon Spawns Series

Oh, let's see! Maybe it's because of YOU?! Maybe it's because the whole lot of you abandoned Twilight when she needed you most, thinking she was a jealous liar when every word she spoke was the truth?! I saw her when I sent my Eye Sentry down there to watch over her while she made her way back here, and she was a complete wreck. You completely shattered her faith in all of you! You might as well have defecated on the Elements themselves, because now that you weakened your bond of friendship with the one who holds all of you together, they are completely and totally worthless! No, we're going to get through this through the sweat of our brows, the strength of our backs, AND THE BLOOD OF OUR ENEMIES!
Vaati to the rest of the Mane Six on why the Elements of Harmony won't work on Queen Chrysalis, The Equestrian Wind Mage

Avenger: How dare you stand by and do nothing while your allies use such dishonourable tactics! And you call yourself a knight?
Saber: Were I the Master and not the Servant, I would agree. However, I am neither Archer's ally nor am I his Master. I have no say in his tactics. I am my Master's weapon and nothing more.
Avenger: Then you are a coward for hiding behind that reason!

Bruce Banner: You should of probably killed him, Hulk. Leaving that young wolf alive will cause nothing but trouble for us.
Hulk: I've already caused enough damage, Banner. Besides, I don't hurt anyone who doesn't want to fight.
Bruce: You said it yourself, Hulk. We will always be fighting, and alone. That young wolf is probably going to get the rest of his pack and return to hunt us down, all because you could not kill a pup.
Hulk: Sometimes Banner... I wonder who the real monster is.

Cyril: I see your points but if we leave the temple unguarded, we're leaving it open to further threat. Six eggs are not worth putting the entire temple full of several hundred at risk.
Sparx: Then don't leave! You know, I might give Cynder a lot of grief, but telling her that her kid isn't worth saving? That's too much. And don't go the 'we don't want a repeat of what happened last time' route on me! You and I both know if that three-headed psycho had wanted the other eggs she'd have beaten up Pinky over here and done it then! You just don't want to admit you're wrong!

And she told the Avengers what had really happened to her, leaving out only the elder Immortus's part in bringing her back to Earth.
About that incident, she was having less and less problems connecting it to what she felt.
"I never wanted to see you—any of you—again," said Carol. "I hated you. Because when I needed you most, you betrayed me."
She told them of what she had felt when they made their jokes. She told them of what she had felt, or hadn't felt, when they didn't question a thing that Marcus had told them, just letting her go with a smile and a wave.
"That was your mistake," she said. "For which I paid the price. My mistake was trusting you."

So Naruto, how come you're such a massive prick?

Jaden: Then why are you riding around on the motorcycle, wearing an evil mask, stealing people's cards and laughing like a maniac? Does that sound like a hero?
Paradox: Well, when you put like that not weally, but-
Jaden: Then what the hell, man?! What the actual hell?!
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Bounds Beyond Time Abridged Movie

Which one, Goku? Which of your concussions made you think that this was a good idea?!

Piccolo: Well... seems like you thought of almost everything.
Goku: I just treated it like one big fight... kinda like everything in my life.
Piccolo: Unfortunately, you skipped one small detail.
Goku: Whuzzat?
Goku: Whaaaaaaaat? Nooooooo.... [looks back and sees Gohan getting crushed to death and not fighting back] I mean... right?
Piccolo: Have you ever, in your life, actually asked your son what he likes?
Goku: Umm... but... he went in that chamber with me for that whole year.
Piccolo: Because he wanted to spend time with you! His FATHER! The man who spends half his time training, and the other half DEAD! SOMETIMES BOTH!!
Goku: I mean... does anyone else..?
Trunks: Yeah, a little bit.
Krillin: I mean...
Yamcha: Yeah.
Tien: Pretty hard to dispute.
Cell: [still crushing Gohan] Eh, no one's perfect!
Goku: ...I've made a terrible mistake.
Piccolo: "OH, I'VE MADE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE!!" That's you.

Medea: Nice job kickin' out the conscience, Sora. I bet you're feelin' proud for shoving everyone else out of the way so you can chase after some girl you can't shut up about now.
Sora: Excuse me? What's your problem, Medea?
Medea (angrily): What's my problem? You wanna know what my problem is, kid? My problem is YOU! You'be been acting like a complete jackass after that stupid scuffle you got into with Riku over a little bauble, and that same dumb attitude made you act like a selfish brat who can't even try to listen to people with more common sense than you do when the opportunity is right in front of them.
Sora: Are you saying I'm an idiot for wanting to rescue Naminé from—
Medea: I'M NOT DONE YET! Ever since you started remembering things about that girl, she's been the only thing you just won't shut the hell up about! Seriously! Nowadays it's always Naminé, Naminé, Naminé! Well, I'M getting SICK and TIRED of listening to you ranting your ass off about that blondie that we haven't even seen yet! And I sure as hell am beyond disgusted that you're pushing your friends away just for a little blond twit! You've shoved Donald and Goofy away just because they tried to get you to freakin' STOP and THINK! So what are you gonna do now, huh? HUH? Are you gonna try and make me leave just because I'm angry at your stupid attitude or because I don't have the same feelings about someone I don't know?! Are you now gonna abandon Luna just to chase after a damn blond who you kept ranting and raving about after the pummeling that cockroach[Larxene] did a few floors back?! Answer the damn question!
Chained Hearts, "Chapter 24: Unraveling the Lies"

    Films — Animation 
All I ever wanted to do was be a part of your team. Bringing the mail and supplies is all about helping everyone. And now when somebody really needs our help, we're sitting on our butts! If this is what it means to be a mail dog... I'm not sure this is what I want to be.
Kodi, Balto 3: Wings Of Change

Ryan: Told ya I'd come to the game.
Samson: You think this is funny? You just endangered everyone in the zoo!
Ryan: I'm sorry—
Samson: For what?! Chasing the gazelles or costing us the game? All you do is sit up in your tree and sulk!
Ryan: If you just...
Samson: What's the problem? Is this all because you can't roar?! [Ryan flinches, and Samson looks ashamed] Ryan, I didn't mean that...
Ryan: Know what I'm doing when I'm sulking in my tree? I'm thinking how great it would be if Samson the Wild wasn't my father.
Samson: Ryan, I didn't...
Ryan: 'Cause it would make being Ryan the Lame a lot easier.
Samson: [as Ryan runs off] Ryan, I'm sorry.

Nick: I think you said plenty.
Judy: What do you mean?
Nick: [saddened] Clearly there's a biological component? That these predators may be reverting back to their primitive savage ways? Are you serious?
Judy: I just stated the facts of the case! I mean, it's not like a bunny can go savage.
Nick: Right. But a fox could, huh?
Judy: Nick, stop it! You're not like them.
Nick: [getting angered] Oh, so there's a them now?
Judy: You know what I mean! You're not that kind of predator.
Nick: The kind that needs to be muzzled? The kind that makes you believe that you need to carry around fox repellent? Yeah, don't think I didn't notice that little item on the first time we met. So l-let me ask you a question: Are you afraid of me? You think I might go savage? You think that I might try to... [jumps forward] EAT YOU? [Judy jumps back and puts her hand over the bottle of fox spray] I knew it. Just when I thought someone actually believed in me. Probably best if you don't have a predator as a partner. [gives Judy back the application she gave him for the ZPD, then leaves]

Applejack: What were you thinkin'?! I mean, stealin' their pearl?!
Twilight: [sighs] It was the only way to save Equestria!
Pinkie: Except it wasn't! The Queen was going to say yes! We did what you told us, and that's what made her realize we were ponies worth saving! [gasps] Unless… You didn't really want us to show her the best time ever! You just wanted us to distract her!!
Twilight: I never would have done it, but this isn't Equestria! We can't just dance around with con artists, make Rainbooms in the sky, and expect everything to work out! It's not enough! We are not enough!
Pinkie: No, Twilight! We stuck together! We were gonna get the help we needed! The only thing that stopped us was you!
Twilight: Well, I'm doing the best I can! It's all on me! I'm the one Tempest wants! I'm the last princess!
Pinkie: You're also the only one who doesn't trust her friends!!
Twilight: Well maybe I would have been better off without FRIENDS LIKE YOU!!!
[everypony, even Twilight herself, is frozen with shock; Pinkie lowers her head and begins to walk away]
Twilight: [mortified] Pinkie... I...
Pinkie: [sniffs] I just can't talk to you right now.
[the others follow Pinkie, wearing expressions of sorrow and disgust, leaving Twilight and Spike all alone]

Spots: [to Atari] I've become the leader of a tribe of outcasts who depend on me for their survival... and I'm going to be a father. With deepest sadness and humility, I must ask you to relieve me of the duties of my position, effective immediately.
Chief: You son of a bitch! If we don't drown, I'm gonna strangle you myself. I don't care how many exploding teeth you try to spit out at me. Do you have any idea what that little pilot just went through to try to rescue you?! How dare you?!

    Films — Live-Action 
YOU ARE WRONG! ALL OF YOU ARE WRONG! To turn your backs on the rest of the world! We let the fear of discovery stop us from doing what is right. No more! I cannot stay here with you. I cannot rest while he sits on the throne. He is a monster of our own making. I must take the mantle back. I must! I must right these wrongs.
T'Challa, Black Panther (2018)

I wanted to see what you'd do. And you didn't disappoint… You let five people die. Then, you let Dent take your place. Now, even to a guy like me, that's cold…
The Joker, The Dark Knight

Obi-Wan: Yes, but use your feelings, Anakin. Something is out of place.
Anakin: You're asking me to do something against the Jedi Code. Against the Republic. Against a mentor... and a friend. That's what's out of place here! Why are you asking this of me?

You were The Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness!
Obi-Wan Kenobi to Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Luke: Master Yoda... is Darth Vader my father?
Yoda: Rest I need. Yes... rest.
Luke: Yoda, I must know.
Yoda: Your father he is. Told you, did he?
Luke: Yes.
Yoda: Unexpected this is... and unfortunate.
Luke: Unfortunate that I know the truth?
Yoda: No. Unfortunate that you rushed to face him. That incomplete was your training. That not ready for the burden were you.

Luke: Why didn't you tell me? You told me Vader betrayed and murdered my father.
Obi-Wan: Your father was seduced by The Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man that was your father was destroyed, so what I told you was true, from a certain point of view.
Luke: A certain point of view!?
Obi-Wan: Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.

Thor... Odinson. You have betrayed the express command of your king. Through your arrogance and stupidity, you have opened these peaceful realms and innocent lives to the horror and desolation of WAR! You are... unworthy of these realms! Unworthy of your title! You are unworthy... of the loved ones you have betrayed. [...] I now take from you your power! In the name of my father, and his father before him, I, Odin Allfather, CAST YOU OUT!
Odin, Thor

Timmy: You mean to tell me that you went home and swiped a ball that was signed by Babe Ruth, and you put it out here and actually played with it?
Tommy: And actually played with it?
Smalls: Yeah! Yeah, but I was gonna bring it back!
Squints: But it was signed by Babe Ruth!
Smalls: Yeah, you keep telling me that! Who is she!?
(the others just react with disbelief)
Ham: What?! What?!
Kenny: The Sultan of Swat!
Bertram: The King of Crash!
Timmy: The Colossus of Clout!
Tommy: The Colossus of Clout!
Smalls: Oh my god! You mean that's the same guy?!
All: YES!
Benny: Smalls, Babe Ruth is the greatest baseball player that ever lived! I mean, people say he was less than a god, but more than a man! You know, like Hercules or something! That ball you just aced to the beast is worth... well, more than your whole life, man.

Great. The good ol' "Raped While Dying" route home. Cause if there was two seconds in a day when I didn't think about her, and wasn't thinking about how she died... "There ya go, Robbie. Think about it some more, why don’t ya?" It’s good, too. That as much as a person might've tried to avoid the details of what happened, cause he didn’t think it'd do any good, and he didn't think he could bear it, it’s also good to be informed, in twenty-foot-high lettering and a real nice font, the precise details of her last moments, y’know? That it wasn’t enough that she was RAPED. And it wasn’t enough that she DIED. No. "Raped WHILE Dying". Thank you, Mom.

Rocket: Quill just got himself captured. None of this would have happened if you didn't try to single-handedly take on a freakin' army!
Drax: You're right. I was a fool. All the anger... all the rage... was just to cover my loss.
Rocket: Oh boo hoo hoo, my wife and child are dead!
(Groot gasps in shock)
Rocket: I don't care if it's mean! Everybody's got dead people! That's no excuse to get everybody else dead along the way!

Congratulations, Cap. You're a criminal.

Jake: What?
Erek: I was offering you my opinion of your morals and your ethics and your sense of decency. I was speaking an ancient Mesopotamian dialect known for its wide variety of curse words.
Animorphs #53

Heartless it may be, but headless it ain't. I've never claimed to be nice, just to be sensible. No need to look like that.
Granny Weatherwax after simultaneously rescuing an injured teenage girl and using her as a human shield, Lords and Ladies

Clockblocker: What I don't get is, why? Was the data from that computer really so important?
Skitter: Coil needed it, and I needed Coil happy. Either he'd like my work enough to free her on my request or he'd trust me enough that I could catch him off guard and help her escape some other way.
Clockblocker: I'm sure Dinah would be thrilled to hear that. Some other girl's life ruined for her sake. How does a supervillain warlord react to that sort of news, by the way? Finding out a heroine tried to hang herself? Do you sit in your swivel chair, stroking your tarantula and pull off your best maniacal laugh? One more enemy out of the way?
Skitter: I didn't know. Not until you told me what happened to her.
Clockblocker: That seems to be a recurring theme. You do stuff, you have reasons, like your apparent feeling that, oh, it's okay because she was a violent personality, but you don't pay attention to the ending, to everything that comes after. A whole lot of people have been screwed up and hurt in your wake, Skitter.
Worm, Queen 18.3note 

You never learned to ask for help when you needed it. I mean, you ask when you approach other groups, and it’s like you’re holding a gun to their heads as you ask, or you ask at a time when it’s hard for them to say no, because all hell’s about to break loose. Yeah, you asked Panacea. You asked me to play along and arrange stuff, when you went to go turn yourself in. Your handling of the school thing… well, I don’t want to get into a pattern and start cutting too deep. Let’s just say you make a decision by yourself, and then you use others to get help carrying it out. That’s not really you asking for help, is it? While I’m saying all this, kiddo, you gotta know I love you. I adore you, warts and all. You saved me, as much as I like to think I saved you. All this stuff I’m bitching about, it’s the same stuff that got us through some pretty hairy shit, and I love you for it as much as I groan about it. You’re brilliant and you’re reckless and you care too much about people in general when I really wish you’d leave things well enough alone and be selfish. But this? Shit. You gotta forgive me, just this once. Because seeing this and knowing what you pulled hurts enough that I gotta say this. This makes me feel really sorry for your dad, because I’m starting to get a sense of what you put him through.

John Dos Passos: The question I keep putting to myself is what’s the use of fighting a war for civil liberties, if you destroy civil liberties in the process?
Ernest Hemingway: Civil liberties, shit. Are you with us or are you against us?
The Breaking Point: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the murder of José Robles.

You people are a bunch of pissing plonkers, you know that? Not trying to be offensive or anything, but I mean, you are genuinely fuckwitted. This is not the end of the world. It's after that. Like, you guys have fucking lost already. You were meant to stop this from ever happening, and you bloody didn't. And now you finally have an arse-crack-thin chance of fixing all this shit, and rather than take it, you're going to argue about how trustworthy one of the five allies you have in the entire world is? I mean, seriously, what the fuck are you all waiting for? A fucking written invitation?
Winston, Anti-Hero, by Jonathan Wood

    Live-Action TV 
You want me to find the son I've never been there for and ruin the life he's built. Ask him to go back to the Hell he grew up in because of me. For some wild goose chase. Something that's not even possible. Here I was ashamed to see you.
Angel to Willow Rosenberg, Angel & Faith, "Family Reunion, Part 1"

Monitor: Everyone has a part to play, even Lex Luthor.
Kara: You did this? You brought that... poisonous snake back?
Monitor: His destiny was unfulfilled. Lex Luthor still has an important role to play.
Kara: So you can revive him, but you can't bring back Oliver?
Monitor: I restored Luthor long before the Crisis caused my power to wane.
Kara: And what about those innocent lives on Earth-38? Did they not have destinies to fulfill? I'm sorry, but I can't trust a man who thinks Lex Luthor is an ally.

Joan Redfern: Answer me this. Just one question, that's all. If the Doctor had never visited us, if he'd never chosen this place — on a whim — would anyone here have died?
The Doctor: ...
Joan Redfern: You can go.

This is wrong, Doctor. I don't care who you are. The Time Lord Victorious is wrong.
Adelaide Brooke, Doctor Who, "The Waters of Mars"

Scorpius: We had a deal. I help you rescue Aeryn Sun from the Scarrans, you give me wormholes. But obviously you betrayed our contract, yes? You had no intention of returning for my rescue, did you? You see, if my Neural Clone has returned, it is only because you have betrayed me.
Crichton: You're saying Harvey's back because of me?
Scorpius: You should honor your contracts, John.
Farscape, "La Bomba"

Barry: You used him as a distraction?!
Dr. Wells: A necessary one, it turns out, as it seems your plan has failed.
Barry: I—I have his blood on me! How could you do that?
Dr. Wells: You show a lot of sentiment for a man who tortured you as a child.
Barry: Tony might have been a bully then and now, but he didn't deserve to die!
Dr. Wells: Like Caitlin, or Cisco, or you, or me? I had a choice to make, him or us. I chose us without a second thought.
Barry: For all your talk about miracle cures and scientific breakthrough, you don't care about people at all!
Dr. Wells: Maybe you care too much, Barry. I know being a hero is important to you, and I respect your ideals; I just don't have the luxury of sharing them.
Barry: I forgot. Your game's chess. We're all just pawns to you, right? So what's your move, doctor? Which one of us gets sacrificed next?

I'm a solo guy by nature, but I choose to affiliate with the both of you. Reason being, when you spend your time chasing bad guys, you want the best of the good guys in your corner. You two normally are as solid as they come because your moral compasses are always pointed at "do the right thing." But clearly someone's been screwing with both your magnetic fields, so I'm gonna help both of you out by personally escorting and physically escorting both of your asses out of these premises.
Emerson Codd, Pushing Daisies

Captain Picard: Cadet, I asked you a question. Am I correct?
Wesley Crusher: I choose not to answer, sir.
Picard: You choose not to answer? (beat) But you've already given an answer to the inquiry. That answer was a lie.
Wesley: I said the accident occurred after the loop. It did.
Picard: You told the truth up to a point, but a lie of omission is still a lie. [...] The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth! Whether it's scientific truth or historical truth or personal truth. It is the guiding principle upon which Starfleet is based, and if you can't find it within yourself to stand up and tell the truth about what happened, you don't deserve to wear that uniform!
Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The First Duty"

Captain Archer: We can debate this all day. I've made my decision.
T'Pol: "We can't save humanity without holding onto what makes us human." Those were your words to me.
Archer: I'm no happier doing this than you. But we won't be making a habit of it.
T'Pol: Once you rationalize the first misstep, it's easy to fall into a pattern of behaviour!
Archer: "Rationalize?" I'm not rationalizing anything. I know full well what I'm doing!
T'Pol: I can't justify this course of action.
Archer: We don't have a choice-
Star Trek: Enterprise, "Damage"

Burnham: Is this how Starfleet wins the war? Genocide?
Cornwell: You wanna do this here? Fine. Terms of atrocity are convenient after the fact. The Klingons are on the verge of wiping out the Federation.
Burnham: Yes, but ask yourself, why did you put this mission in the hands of a Terran, and why the secrecy? Because you know it's not who we are.
Cornwell: It very soon will be. We do not have the luxury of principles.
Burnham: That is all we have, Admiral! [beat] A year ago, I stood alone. I believed that our survival was more important than our principles. I was wrong. Do we need a mutiny today to prove who we are?
Star Trek: Discovery, "Will You Take My Hand?"

Owokesun: Are those mines?
Cornwell: They are.
Saru: The Federation does not permit the use of mines!
Pike: No. No, they do not.
Cornwell: The Federation didn't build them.
Pike: I'd call that a distinction without a difference.
Cornwell: We were under attack by Klingon warships with cloaking abilities. Sometimes in war, a terrible choice is the only choice.
Pike: Giving up our values in the name of security is to lose the battle in advance. I'm curious; did you sideline the Enterprise because you knew I'd never stop reminding you of that?
Cornwell: You sat out the war because if we'd lost to the Klingons, we wanted the best of Starfleet to survive. As this conversation makes clear, that was you and all you represent.
Star Trek: Discovery, "Project Daedalus"

ENOUGH! This house was attacked! We barely got out with our lives. And Grace... she wasn't so lucky. Your brother is missing, and this is how you rise to the occasion? Take your nonsense elsewhere — now.
Pogo, in response to Luther and Diego's latest argument, The Umbrella Academy (2019), "Man On The Moon"

My morality is being judged by Dean Winchester? How many people have suffered and died because they believed in you? How many times have you lied to Sam, including, oh by the way, when he was possessed by an angel? And you say, 'oh well it's all for the greater good', but lately, buddy, that greater good thing went away, didn't it? Now people die because you want them to! And then Kevin's death? All on you: you put him in harm's way and kept him there. Gadreel possessing Sam; who was it who tricked Sam into letting him in? And then my personal favorite: Dean Winchester — whose entire existence is defined by a war on the dark and monstrous, bromancing his way around the country with the King of Hell!
Metatron, Supernatural

    Myths & Religion 
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, "Let me take the speck out of your eye," when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.
The Bible (New International Version), Matthew 7:5

If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
The Bible (New International Version), Matthew 18:15-17

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
The Bible (New International Version), Romans 2:1

Let me preface this by saying that as a person, I respect you. You stuck to your guns and refused to play ball when life cheated you. But as a soldier? You're a disgrace to the uniform. There are people out there who have died, that would not have died if you were there to save them. People just like your friends in Rainbow. When you're hunting on a black op? Yeah. It's about stopping the bad guy. But when you're fighting a war, it isn't about the enemy you're fighting. It's about the people you're fighting with, and their safety. You elevate it above yours, no matter what. Period. End of sentence. Now, do us all a favor, and get the fuck out of my sight before I decide putting a bullet between your eyes isn't just my orders, but a favor to the world!

    Tabletop Games 
Stop thinking like an artificer, Urza, and start thinking like a father!
Rayne, Academy Chancellor, Magic: The Gathering, "Urza's Incubator"

You blamed your brother for eating the donut and now you walk out on your mission companion?! You're a DICK!
Jesus to Elder Price, The Book of Mormon, "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream"

    Video Games 
You've made a huge mistake. There's no getting around a penalty for this.

You are amusing, in a "what the hell is wrong with you?" kind of way.
Jaheira, Baldur's Gate

You ate the wall? Are you insane?!
Trill, Baten Kaitos

I'm going to take my time, Batman... after all, you took yours...
Victor Zsasz in a game over sequence if you fail one of his missions, Batman: Arkham City

In restoring your will, Eleanor was asking you how to behave... and how did you use it? To prey upon the innocent. Now look at her. You have fathered a killer.
Sofia Lamb, in the evil ending, Bioshock 2

In case you fail to realise... the things you hunt. They're not beasts. They're people. You're not hunting beasts. It's you. You're the beast. Just think about what you're doing. It's utter madness. One day, you will see.
Djura, Bloodborne

And as for you, Commander... you're a disgrace to that uniform. Tens of millions dead and your entire force killed in action. I would court-martial you myself if I could, but unfortunately your friend Boyle has convinced the media you're a hero, so I can't touch you. But you'll still have to live with yourself. Good luck with that.
General Granger, should the player win the final mission by detonating a Liquid Tiberium Bomb, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Alm: Grandfather, what the hell is going on? What are you doing here? Rudolf said I was his son, and now all these people are calling me a prince!
Mycen: It's only natural that you're feeling confused. But there is no denying fact — you are the only son of Emperor Rudolf. Scion of the Rigelian imperial bloodline, and true heir to Rigel's throne.
Alm: ...How could you? You knew all this time, and you kept it from me... You KNEW, and you still sent me off to kill my own father!

That woman was a saint and a shoe-in for a Double-N ticket that she's not going to get because YOU... just couldn't find it! And now, because of your little stunt, she's out there, on her own, walking by herself through the Petrified Forest, facing the demons of the underworld alone and unprotected. This is her reward after a lifetime of hardship and public service? Her destiny stolen by some overreaching salesman looking for a fat commission he didn't deserve!
Don Copal, Grim Fandango

Regime Superman: I made them safe. Shielded them. But are they grateful? Do they appreciate my protection? No... They whine. Complain. Side with those criminals. If they prefer chaos, I'll give it to them. Metropolis and Gotham. I'll flatten 'em. Set an example. Then I'm finding the dimension these duplicates came from. They'll pay for interfering.
Regime Shazam: Wait. We're wiping out whole cities? Invading worlds in other dimensions?
Regime Superman: You have a problem, Billy?
Regime Shazam: Well, yeah... It's crazy. It's going too far.
Regime Wonder Woman: Man's World is incapable of self-rule. We will preserve order.
Regime Shazam: No... No... There have to be limits. Even on us. Especially on us!
Regime Superman: That's enough!
Regime Shazam: We can't do this! Have you gone nuts?! Lois would never want-
[Superman Neck Lifts Shazam]
Regime Shazam: SHAZ-

Pumm after Link smashes a chandelier for a Piece of Heart, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Do you take pleasure from committing genocide, Shepard?! note 
Councillor Sparatus, Mass Effect

Stop right there, you impostor. I must say that I had placed the blindest of confidences, the solidest of hopes and the most sincere belief in you. We can well say that I have erred to the bones. But the real betrayer is rather the one who lies beyond the eye of the cat. What have you done? Is the opaque mist of the sceneristic frame really your excuse for killing wife and child? You have not purified this place. You have destroyed, eradicated it. You have immersed it into a pristine nothingness.
The Judge confronting the Batter and player, OFF

You use that move... and call yourself a hero of justice?
Brycen-Man if the player uses the move Thief in the Brycen-Man Strikes Back 2 movie, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

You break into my home, steal away my child, kill my servant Toby, and then return to kill me? After I befriended you and helped you? Some hero you are!
Katrina, Quest for Glory IV

[John Marston carries the lifeless body of Javier Escuella to the authorities at the bridge]
Edgar Ross: Mr. Marston! Fancy seeing you down here. [looks at John carrying Javier's corpse] Well, it is a pleasant surprise, I must say.
Archer Fordham: [gets disappointed at seeing the corpse] He's not looking very... healthy. We told you to keep them alive.
John Marston: [glowers at the agents] You should be glad to have him at all.
Archer Fordham: [opens the door of their car] Just remember your obligations to the Government, Mr. Marston. [John throws Javier's body to the back of the car]
— The ending of "The Gates of El Presidio" if the player kills Javier Escuella, Red Dead Redemption

Lugo: This is your fault, goddammit!
Adams: Stop right there, Lugo!
Lugo: He wouldn't listen!
Adams: We didn't have a choice!

Konrad: You were never meant to come here.
Walker: What happened here was out of my control...
Konrad: Was it? None of this would've happened if you'd just stopped. But on you marched. And for what?
Walker: We tried to save you...
Konrad: You're no savior. Your talents lie elsewhere.
Walker: This isn't my fault.
Konrad: It takes a strong man to deny what's right in front of him. And if the truth is undeniable, you create your own. The truth, Walker, is that you're here because you wanted to feel like something you're not: a hero. I'm here because you can't accept what you've done. It broke you. You needed someone to blame, so you cast it on me, a dead man. I know the truth is hard to hear, Walker, but it's time. You're all that's left, and we can't live this lie forever.

Raynor: No...
Kerrigan: I had to get you out...
Raynor: What have you done?
Kerrigan: What I had to.
Raynor: Tell that to Fenix. Tell it to the millions you butchered!
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, when Raynor finds out Kerrigan re-infested herself.

Sans: if you have some sort of special power... isn't it your responsibility to do the right thing?
(player chooses "yes")
Sans: ah. i see. ... Then why'd you kill my brother?
(player chooses "no")
Sans: heh. well, that's your viewpoint. i won't judge you for it. ... You dirty brother killer.
— Dialogue options if you killed Papyrus during a Neutral Run, Undertale

    Visual Novels 
Akane: You didn't think of stopping Zero's plan?
Carlos: If I did that... Then I couldn't have met you guys, right?
Junpei: That was one hell of a thing you did.
Carlos: Huh...?
Junpei: Do you know what happened because of you? Mira and Eric died. Sigma lost his arms and an eye and he's in the hospital!
Akane: That's not all. Zero said... "The first Radical-6 patients have left."
Junpei: It's... it's too late. We can't stop the spread of the virus.
Akane: What happened today is going to result in six billion people...

    Web Animation 
It was you who ended their lives
Made them to dig their own graves
With your dark, sick, cruel design
Convinced them their world could be saved

Have! You! No! Shame?
Signing them up for your war
Train them to fight what they can't beat
Your sins are what they'll pay for

Sacrifice them
For your needs
Slaughter is coming the end drawing near
You'll regret your deeds

Hey! Stop destroying everything! C'mon, act like a damn hero!
Stan Lee to Superman, Bad Days episode #36

    Web Comics 
Sarda: You are all selfish monsters who need to die for the good of everybody else.
Black Mage: Wait, even Fighter?
Sarda: Except Fighter.
Fighter: Yay!
Sarda: He's a casualty.
Black Mage: Yay!

Do you you remember the Piranha Plant you roasted in 5-1?
And were you there when his family received the news about their son?

    Web Original 
Skitter: There are rules, Dragon. Expectations. I fought Leviathan, I fought the Nine. I was there for the fight against the Class-S threat downtown. I don't want to sound arrogant, but I think maybe I deserve to, a little. I've done my share. You don't turn around and reveal my identity in front of a crowd.
Dragon: It wasn't by choice.
Skitter: You choose to follow them. It's not like twenty or thirty heroes haven't walked away from the Protectorate, recently.
Defiant: It's not that simple, Skitter.
Skitter: It's never simple. But sometimes you have to take the hard road. Sometimes you have to recognize that the people calling the shots don't know what they're doing. Because this? Picking a fight in a school? There's no way this makes sense.

    Web Videos 
Ray to Ryan, Achievement Hunter Grand Theft Auto Series, "Ryan's Heist"

And nobody ever questioned Kirk's ability to command... except for maybe Bones... and Spock.
BFF Nella, The Nostalgia Chick

[laughs] He's a Holocaust survivor, Wasp. Go to Hell.

Jay: Tim, listen, I—
[Tim punches Jay to the ground]
[Tim punches him again, knocking the camera out of Jay's hands]
Tim: So, after our little field trip, I couldn't shake this feeling that there was something funny about you. So, I do a search for Marble Hornets and you wanna know what I find?!
Jay: I was going to tell you tonight, Tim, I swear!
Tim: Oh, tonight? Tonight? Not last week whenever you dragged me to that hospital to chase after whoever that guy was? Huh?! Not three months ago whenever you followed me outside my own doctor's office?!
Jay: I had to be sure I could trust you. If you've seen the entries, can you blame me?
Tim: There's a lot of things I can blame you for right now, Jay!
Marble Hornets, Entry #59

    Western Animation 
Aren't you the least bit concerned that there might be a Hell?
Andrea to Quinn, Daria

I think what hurts the most is that you call yourself a superhero!

Ya'll should be ashamed of yourselves, humiliatin' your sister 'n me like that. We don't wanna talk to any of y'all right now, so take your gossip column and your embarrassing photos and gooooo away!
Big Macintosh to the Cutie Mark Crusaders, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, "Ponyville Confidential"

Twilight: What made you think that casting a spell on your friends to do your bidding was even remotely a good idea?
Starlight: Well, when you put it that way, it sounds really bad.

Stimpy: It's the Happy Helmet, Ren! Now you'll always be happy!
Ren: You sick little monkey! Why I oughta-!
The Ren & Stimpy Show, "Stimpy's Invention"

Squidward: Mr. Krabs, I can't believe I'm saying this, but how could you trade SpongeBob for 62 cents?!
Mr. Krabs: You think I could've gotten more?
Squidward: He stuck up for you, and you sold him out. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!!
SpongeBob SquarePants, "Born Again Krabs"

[Ben uses the Omnitrix to sneak his way past a guard to play a new Sumo Slammer video game, only to be caught and get himself, Gwen, and Max kicked out of the hotel]
Max: How do you expect me to trust you if you keep misusing the watch?
Ben: Excuse me! I used it a hundred times for good, why can't I just use it once for me?
Max: It's not how many times you use it Ben, it's how you use it!
Ben: It was no big deal.
Max: To you! And that's all you care about! So, no more Sumo Slammer stuff for 2 weeks, no comics, no trading cards no —
Ben: FAIR!!!
Max: Neither was getting booted from a four-star hotel that I already paid for!
Ben: Fine, take it out of my allowance!
Gwen: You don't get an allowance.
Ben & Max: Stay out of this!
[Gwen gets a sheepish look on her face as she lowers her head and raises her shoulders]
Ben: This is my vacation too! You can't always tell me what to do! You're not my dad.
[Max is noticeably struck silent as Gwen looks shocked at Ben before turning to look at Max]
Max: Well, if I was I... Look I'm going back to the hotel and see if I can at least get some of my money back. I'll be back in a few minutes.
Ben (rudely pushing his grandfather out of the way): Don't hurry!

Rhombulus: ALRIGHT, I ADMIT IT! I let him out so you could all see what a monster he really is!
Star: Yeah, that's funny, because he didn't do anything but trying to get away from you!
Rhombulus: Uh... Maybe this time he didn't hurt anyone, but... hum... sooner or later, he'll show his true colors! And so will Eclipsa! SHE'S EVIL! I SEE IT WITH MY OWN EYE!
Hekapoo: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! We don't trust Eclipsa either, but if you think putting everyone here in danger was a good idea, you're the bad guy here! GUARDS! You know what to do.

Moon: Star, let's just take a seat and talk about this!
Star: What is there to talk about, exactly? We can't go back to Mewni because we'll die thanks to a situation you caused! So just stay far away from me! Or better yet, stand over there, where you don't exist!

You traded our treasure chest full of coins for this? Shame on you!
Princess Toadstool to Luigi and Yoshi, Super Mario World

Perceptor: You see, Omega Supreme was purposely designed to have a very simple processor. With it, he will be able to carry out his mission without hesitation.
Ratchet: In other words, you don't want him to think too hard about all the devastation he's gonna cause!
Ultra Magnus: We're at war, soldier. We do what we must.

Bulkhead: Come on Professor, we have to shut down the space bridge.
Professor Sumdac: Why did you make it work in the first place?! What were you thinking?!
Bulkhead: This coming from the guy that rebuilt Megatron.

Tito: I'll kill them! I'll get a gun and KILL them!
Albert: And then, they'll get you. Don't you understand? You've seen what happens when you fight and revenge is all you think of! You've seen what had happened to Fernando! When does it stop, man?! Fernando died trying to save you, and it's all gonna be for nothing cause you're gonna end up dead too!
Tito: But why did they do it? Why did they kill my brother? Why didn't they shoot me instead?
Sgt. Hernandez: We have the one that pulled the trigger. But he's not the only guilty one. You're part of it too.

"I did it. Because I've come to realize what many people in the Republic have come to realize, that the Jedi are the ones responsible for this War. That we've so lost our way that we have become villains in this conflict, that we are the ones that should be put on trial, all of us! And my attack on the Temple was an attack on what the Jedi have become: an army fighting for the dark side, fallen from the Light that we once held so dear. This Republic is failing! It's only a matter of time."

Obi-Wan: I will advise the Jedi Council about this development.
Bo-Katan: There's no time! Maul's influence on Mandalore is destroying my people. He murdered their ruler, my sister. I thought she meant something to you.
Obi-Wan: She did. And still does. But I cannot allow my feeling to cloud my judgement. (revives Disapproving Look from Anakin and Bo-Katan) The Council will decide what our corse of action shall be.
Bo-Katan: (to Ahsoka) I told you this was a waste of time.
Ahsoka: So that's it. Your going to abandon Bo-Katan and her people?
Obi-Wan: Ahsoka, surely you understand this is a pivotal moment in the Clone Wars. The heart of the Republic is under attack!
Ahsoka: I understand, that as usual you're playing politics. This is why the people have lost faith in the Jedi. I had to, until I was reminded what the Order means to people who truly need us.
Obi-Wan: Right now people on Coruscant need us.
Ahsoka: No, the Chancellor needs you.
Obi-Wan: That's not fair.
Ahsoka: Im not trying to be.

    Real Life 
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
— Attributed to Theodore Roosevelt


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