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These guys are your basic stupid, fearful, reflexively-violent mooks. If you're giving them any more personality than that, you're thinking too hard. They're just breathing sacks of cement with guns, itching to be thrown through windows, crushed under collapsing ceilings, and otherwise dispatched like the bottom-feeding no-name scum they are.—GM notes on the Poison Thorns, the mooks from the Feng Shui intro adventure "Baptism of Fire."
Wally: "I've decided to dabble in crime. I need some henchmen. Are you in?"Wally: "I wouldn't pack a lunch for orientation day."
Asok: "What does a henchmen do?"
Wally: "A henchman's job is to be gunned down in reverse order to his importance."
Asok: "How important am I?"
—Dilbert, strip for May 12, 2009
Joker: Please allow me to introduce my associates. Miss Quinn..Joker: And Misters.. [gestures at his two goons] ..their names escape me at the moment..
Harley Quinn: Enchanted!
—Batman the Animated Series, "The Laughing Fish"
Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here today via YouTube to solemnly remember our great friend, Soldier A. He was there to scream as he was shot, he was there to grunt as he was punched in the face, and he announced, yes, it was a Gundam. May he rest in peace...at least until the next action scene.
Without his Storm Troopers(or his Clones) the Emperor of the Star Wars universe would have been nothing more then a personal menace with a great need for a plastic surgeon and a better fashion consultant. And where would Sauron have been without his Orcs. The power of most Masterminds lies with their minions-the faceless hordes who exist to do(literally) only the Mastermind's bidding and work their evil upon the game world.—GURPS For Dummies
“What can you say? There’s a downside to working for supervillians”—Cam Mitchell, Stargate SG 1; "Momento Mori"