Given the choice; whether to rule a corrupt and failing empire or to challenge the Fates for another throw – a better throw – against one's destiny… what was a king to do? But does one ever truly have a choice? One can only match, move by move, the machinations of Fate, and thus defy the tyrannous stars.
- Kain, Legacy of Kain: Defiance.
Threat: Guards give up, meatbag. Assassin droids will hunt your whole family tree. Reconsider.
Player Character: Whoa, slow down there. Yes, I did purchase you...
HK-47: Explanation: Then you qualify as my master and I must refer to you as such. The legal requirements for models of my type are very specific, master.
Player Character: What legal requirements do you mean?
HK-47: Answer: Simply that the distinction between 'killer' and 'killee' be a clear one. I cannot kill of my own volition, naturally.
Player Character: I don't think 'killee' is a word.
HK-47: Expletive: Damn it, master, I am an assassination droid... not a dictionary!
HK-47: Query: Can I kill him now, master? I'd like ever so much to break his neck. It's been a long time fantasy of mine...
Player Character: Maybe later...
HK-47: Did you hear that meatbag? I WILL BE BACK!
My master had quite the collection of tortured individuals that seemed unable to confront their basic personality conflicts. Let me cite some specific examples:
Mockery: "Oh, master, I do not trust you! I cannot trust you or anyone ever again!"
Mockery: "Oh, master, I love you, but I hate all you stand for! I think we should go press our slimy, mucus-covered lips together in the cargo hold!"
Such pheromone-driven human responses never cease to decrease the charge in my capacitors and make me wish I could press a blaster pistol to my behavior core and pull the trigger. I am pleased that this does not seem to be the case with your current entourage.
- HK-47, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords.
You know what happens now, Jack? Well, he made mistakes... and he ended WITH HIS LIGHTS OUT!! YOU WANNA GET NUTS?!! COME ON, LET'S GET NUTS!!
- Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman (1989).
Tell me something, my friend. Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?
I saw it! I was there. I saw it all. He reached up with his dead hand and he signed it in his own blood. ...and he did it with this pen. Hello, Vinny. It's your Uncle Bingo. Time to pay the check.
It's as though we were made for each other... Beauty and the Beast. Of course, if anyone else calls you beast, I'll rip their lungs out.
Joker here. Now you fellas have said some pretty mean things. Some of which were true, under that fiend Boss Grissom. He was a thief, and a terrorist. On the other hand he had a tremendous singing voice.
- Joker, Batman (1989).
There’s power in the night. There’s terror in the darkness. Despite all our accumulated history, learning, and experience, we remember. We remember times when we were too small to reach the light switch on the wall, and when the darkness itself was enough to make us cry out in fear. Get a good ways out from civilization-say, miles and miles away on a lightless lake-and the darkness is there, waiting. Twilight means more than just time to call the children in from playing outside. Fading light means more than just the end of another day. Night is when terrible things emerge from their sleep and seek soft flesh and hot blood. Night is when unseen beings with no regard for what our people have built and no place in what we have deemed the natural order look in at our world from outside, and think dark and alien thoughts. And sometimes, just sometimes, they do things.
- Harry Dresden, Turn Coat.