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Lex Luthor: I could have saved the world if it wasn't for you!
Superman: You could have saved the world years ago if it had mattered to you, Luthor.

Flash: Why are you doing this, McCulloch? You people have the technology to change the world, but you waste your time robbing banks! What's the point of this crap? What good does it do you?
Mirror Master: Why does anybody do anything? The money, man. We do it for the dosh. A guy can never have enough notes in his pocket.
The Flash Volume 2, Issue 133

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You could be so wonderful. You're a genius, you're stone-cold-brilliant, you are, I swear, you really are. But you could be so much more. You could be beautiful.
The Doctor to The Master, Doctor Who, "The End of Time"

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! You were my brother, Anakin! I loved you!
Obi-Wan Kenobi to Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Buffy: Willow, tell me you didn't keep any parts.
Willow: Not any... big ones.
Buffy: Oh, Will, you're supposed to use your powers for good.

"I can't believe you. All your gifts, all your powers and you squander them for your own personal gain!"
Megamind, Megamind

Kenshin: You should use your technology to do some good for the people...
Gein: I hear that a lot, also. But would a master swordsmith make razors? Would a superior castle architect build tenements? The forefront of technology is always in battle.

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Supergirl: You’ve got powers that even I and Kal can’t command. You’re part of one of the greatest heritages on our planet, whether you admit it or not. You could use your abilities to help, rather than hurt. Instead of wasting them in this stupid battle... you could do something with them that could make your mother proud. And you could be a heroine.
Blackstarr: No. That would be futile. All it would give us is the same inefficiency. The same world, divided among hundreds of worthless governments. The same disunity, and the same inability to bring man forward, into Overman.

David: We can all work together! Protect each other. Put our powers to some decent use.
Drak: I like this use.

Player Character: You were a great teacher. Your skill was wasted on evil ambition.
Master Li: I am not satisfied with helping others surpass me. I quickly tired of elevating my brother, and I will not learn to serve you.

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What you have witnessed, again, is what happens when great talent and application is left in the hands of the inept. If Henderson had followed the path of the Dragon, none of this calamity would have ever happened, and his notable powers would have been put to use for the greater good.
Instead we saw a master of curse and chaos left to rot in the reckless palms of The Illuminati.
Bong Cha, The Secret World
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