40 Badass Villain Quotes About The Dark Side Of Life

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In today’s article, we’re diving into some of the most badass villain quotes of all time.

In many tv shows and movies, villains can be more compelling than the heroes. They make such quotable characters because they reveal uncomfortable truths that we’re not always willing to confront.

Let’s unpack some of those uncomfortable truths and get into the list.

Villain Quotes That Hit Hard

  • “Nobody panics when things go according to plan, even if the plan is horrifying.” ~ The Joker
  • “When I was your age they said you could become cops or criminals. Today what I’m saying to you is this; when you’re facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?” ~ Frank Costello
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  • “Don’t ever apologize for being the smartest one in the room.” ~ Mysterio
  • “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” ~ Harvey Dent
  • “Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.” ~ Roy Batty
  • “If you think this has a happy ending, then you haven’t been paying attention.” ~ Ramsey Snow
  • “If you have a gun, you can rob a bank. But if you have a bank you can rob anyone.” ~ Black Mask
  • “Every action that I take, no matter how violent or cruel, is for my people. And now, I have no people.” ~ General Zod
  • “A city isn’t a caterpillar. It doesn’t spin a cocoon and wake up a butterfly. A city crumbles and fades…it needs to die before it can be reborn.” ~ Wilson Fisk
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  • “The cunning warrior attacks neither body nor mind…so first we attack his heart.” ~ The Green Goblin
  • “Oh you think your darkness is your ally? But you merely adopted the dark. I was born in it. Molded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man and by then it was nothing to me but blinding.” ~ Bane
  • “Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing.” ~ Hans Landa
  • “Your anger gives you great power. But if you let it, it will destroy you.” ~ Ra’s al Ghul
  • “You should admit your situation. There might be more dignity in it.” ~ Anton Chigurh
  • “Just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors that jumped from ships because they knew that death was better than bondage.” ~ Killmonger
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  • “I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.” ~ Frank Costello
  • “I wanted this to be professional, adult, and cooperative. Not a lot to ask. Your Mr. Takagi did not see it that way, so he won’t be joining us for the rest of his life.” ~ Hans Gruber

Short Badass Villain Quotes

  • “There are no men like me. There’s only me.” ~ Jamie Lannister
  • “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” ~ The Joker
  • “No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.” ~ Bane
  • “You see in their last moments, people show you who they really are.” ~ The Joker
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  • “See I’m not a monster, I’m just ahead of the curve.” ~ The Joker
  • “Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives.” ~ Thanos
  • “And with everyone super, no one will be.” ~ Syndrome
  • “It’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove.” ~ Alonzo Harris
  • “The hardest choices require the strongest wills.” ~ Thanos
  • “An ant has no quarrel with a boot.” ~ Loki
  • “Every villain is a hero in his own mind.” ~ Tom Hiddleston
  • “You want to protect the world, but don’t want it to change.” ~ Ultron
  • “The greatest villains have always been defined by the men that try to stop them.” ~ Edward Nygma
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  • “There are no heroes, no villains. Just people with different agendas.” ~ Ben Ulrich

Female Villain Quotes

  •  “If I lose my temper, you lose your head.” ~ Queen Of Hearts
  • “They say everyone’s born a hero. But if you let it, life will push you over the line until you’re a villain. Problem is, you don’t always know when you’ve crossed that line.” ~ Jessica Jones
  • “Humans, we know. Inhumans are brand new territory. People fear what they don’t understand.” ~ Bobbi Morse
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  • “Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say ‘No you move.” ~ Sharon Carter
  • “The ability to heal does not make one good any more than the ability to kill makes one evil. Kill the right people, and you become a hero. Heal the wrong ones, and you become a villain. It is our choices that define us, not our abilities.” ~ Michelle Hodkin
  • “Power changes everything till it is difficult to say who are the heroes and the villains.” ~ Libba Bray
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  • “You’re welcome to challenge me, but you’ll lose.” ~ Cheryl Blossom
  • “Sometimes the only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy.” ~ Harley Quinn
  • “F**k this world for confusing nice with good. Be a b*tch if you want. Be whatever. Just drop the mask once in awhile. Feels good.” ~ Stormfront

Well, that wraps up this list of badass villain quotes that hit hard!

I’m a little biased, but Heath Ledger’s Joker remains my favorite villain of all time. So if you’re wondering why the Joker was heavily featured on this list, you have your answer.

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