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    Hey guys. You know those quotes that are just so awesome that you can't help but think "I want to say that" those quotes that you just think "wow" well, why not make a character based on those? You can either quote something else, or make up something new, or somewhere in between. Here are some of mine:

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    "There is no door I can't open, no binding's that can hold me, no trap that can stop me, no man I can't kill, no obstacle that I can't overcome, and I'm coming for you. Sweet dreams."


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    "Do you honestly think a single blade can kill me?"
    "No, that's why I carry two."


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    "Release me of this witch, or you die with me!"


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    "I am a hurricane, a force of nature. A whirling tornado of blades and fury, intent of rending asunder all who stand in my path."


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    "Birds fly, grass grows, sun shines, and brother, I hurt people."


    Go nuts.
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    I once rolled a natural 20 on a jump check, after drinking a potion of +30 jumping, onto the back of a dragon, and did nothing productive for the rest of the f(l)ight.


    Player: I'm going to make a new character, I suck at bard.
    Me: Your only saying that because you died.
    Player: So?
    Me: Everyone dies when they do stupid stuff between two rogues.


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    I actually made a character based off this one:
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    "Yes, I'm stupid. But you? You are so very, very small."


    She was a cow barbarian/frenzied berserker.

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    howabout Disturbed's
    "I am now an instrument of violence/A living vessel of invisibility"
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    Grammaric Theory of Neural Network (see Grammarie mark III, pg 20)

    Please PEACH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leviting View Post
    howabout Disturbed's
    "I am now an instrument of violence/A living vessel of invisibility"
    That's easy, just play a Dawn caste Solar
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    "A great man once said, do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. And he got it half right.
    **** subtlety"
    "So all you monsters, you horrific abominations? What are you all waiting for? I've a machete on my right and a shotgun in my left. First prize goes to the one who takes me down."
    "Oh no, not again"
    "They say love is the most powerful force in the universe. So i'm trying to harness it to make weapons of mass destruction"
    "My name is *Insert name here* And i. Hate. Babies.
    Bonus points to anybody who can tell where they're all from. Triple bonus points for the second.
    (Yes, i know Black Mage says something very similar to the fourth one, but the quote is not in fact from him. Unless he says it too...)
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    "Give me a lever, and I shall move the Earth."
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    "Your right.. I'm not smart, I'm not quick, I'm not potent. But there's only one thing I need to do. Outllast, you."
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    "You gave me an inch. Ready to be beaten with a mile?"
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    In other words, be nice to the murderhobos so they don't murder you?
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    The professional, well-funded, well-backed, card-carrying, licensed murderhobos, yes.
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    Congrats, you made me laugh hard enough to draw my family's attention.

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    "Good Cop and Bad Cop left for the day. I'm a different kind of cop."

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    "Surrender!"
    "Why? It is a good day to die!"


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    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.


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    "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what."


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    "It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake."

    "Ah, ruins: The fate of all cities."


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    "The whole of Gaul is divided in three parts."

    "I will either find a way or make one."

    "Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won."


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    "If I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city."
    "If."

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once."

    "I've seen knights in armor panic at the first hint of battle. And I've seen the lowliest, unarmed squire pull a spear from his own body to defend a dying horse. Nobility is not a birthright. It's defined by one's actions."


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    "Do unto others before they do unto you."


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    "Old fool! This is my hour. Do you not know Death when you see it? Die now and curse in vain!"


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    "Assumption is the mother of all ****-ups."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Col. Sherman T. Potter
    The itch is mightier than the stench.

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    Her hands are like storm clouds/ with lightning swift talons
    All before is a murmur/ all after is silence.


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    Devils! Stop binding SiuiS' pony!

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    The first on may be better to base a campaign on than a character, but you could probably make a character from it too.

    "Our enemy is an alien spaceship in orbit around the earth filled with, powered by, and propelled by nukes. We have a protractor."
    "Alright, time's up, let's do this. LEEEEEEROOOOOY JEEEEENKIIIINS"
    "The voices in my head committed suicide."
    "Are you okay?"
    "That has never been satisfactorially determined"
    As always, bonus points if you can identify any of those. Except the really obvious one.

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    Not a character, but my entire GMing style is built off of "Just when you think you have all the answers, I change the question."
    If you like what I have to say, please check out my GMing Blog where I discuss writing and roleplaying in greater depth.

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    For a Druid:

    "If you would count me your enemy, every beast in heaven and earth is your opponent."

    For an Inquisitor:

    "Were you thinking about conversion? I'd think real hard about it right now."

    For an immortal:

    "Another footnote to my saga."
    A watched cheetah never bevels.

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    ďI donít know who you are. I donít know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I donít have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, thatíll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you donít, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.Ē
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    And then you wrote about it on your livejournal, dyed your hair black and started taking warlock levels.

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    "A real man never dies, even if he's killed!"
    I know what you're thinking. "Did he prepare six Explosive Runes this morning or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is the 3rd level spell Explosive Runes, the most powerful Abjuration in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

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    My 2E thief/mage came up with the following in play. We were a party of 14-year-olds, and (with a small army) had attacked an evil priest in his lair. He appeared on his balcony to work his evil magic, and my character Ornrandir jumped down from the roof to engage him.

    Priest: You? You are the great heroes who think you can stop me?
    Ornrandir: And you'd have gotten away with it if it weren't for us meddling kids.

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    I had a modern super-hero named Dr. MacAbre (John MacAubrey, Ph.D) in Champions, but he refused to answer the question of whether his powers were magic or not. He often repeated:
    "To say 'magic' instead of 'I don't know' proves nothing."

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    And here are several from the movies:

    DíArtagnan: I may have not the tunic, but I have the heart of a Musketeer.
    The Three Musketeers (1973)

    Hawkins: Caution is for popinjays and cockatoos!
    The Court Jester

    Jason Nesmith: Never give up. Never surrender!
    Galaxy Quest

    Le Bret: This latest pose of yours . . . becomes exaggerated.
    Cyrano: Then I exaggerate! There are things in this world a man does well to carry to extremes.
    Cyrano de Bergerac

    Athos: What an absolute madman. You know, Iím beginning to form a positive affection for you.
    The Three Musketeers (1948)

    Aramis: When the king sends us on campaign, does he give us his reasons? He says, ďPorthos, fight,Ē and you fight.
    Porthos: Oh, I do, I do.
    Aramis: Then letís go and be killed where weíre told to. Is life worth so many questions?
    The Three Musketeers, 1973

    DíArtagnanís father: Get into trouble. Make mistakes. Fight, love, live.
    The Three Musketeers, 2011

    Richelieu: I never acknowledge defeat; I make use of it.
    The Three Musketeers, 1921

    Long John Silver: Arrrr, fortune rides the shoulders of them what schemes.
    Long John Silver

    Porthos: You're reckless, arrogant, impetuous, probably dead by sundown, but I like you, lad.
    The Three Musketeers, 2011

    Lord Willoughby: Heís chivalrous to the point of idiocy.
    Captain Blood

    Aramis: What we need is a great cause.
    The Three Musketeers, 2011

    Hawkins: What manner of man is Giacomo? Ha ha! I shall tell you what manner of man is he. He lives for a sigh, he dies for a kiss, he lusts for the laugh, ha! He never walks when he can leap! He never flees when he can fight. And he swoons at the beauty of a rose.
    The Court Jester

    Fred Kwan: Maybe youíre the plucky comic relief. Did you ever think of that?
    Galaxy Quest

    Daffy Duck: You ainít got a chance. Iím the hero of this picture, and you know what happens to the villain.
    The Scarlet Pumpernickel

    Edna Mode: Go Ė confront the problem. Fight! Win!
    The Incredibles

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    "I look out for me and mine. That don't include you unless I conjure it does."

    "If I ever kill you, you'll be awake, you'll be facing me, and you'll be armed."

    I'd provide citations but I suspect everyone who read the quotes here knows the source material.
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    "When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite."
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    "Consider the flea! ó incomparably the bravest of all the creatures of God, if ignorance of fear were courage."
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    "If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.Ē


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    "No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between his shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style."
    - Vlad Taltos
    A 20th level rogue can steal the shirt off a man's back. An epic rogue can steal a man's socks without touching his shoes.

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    "I killed a demon with these hands!/Did I say I'm also in a band?"
    - Danny Sexbang

    The quote's from a song about a pathetic guy trying to seduce a girl at a party by singing about how he killed a dragon.

    But taking the quote out of context, I'm picturing a hypercompetent fighter who should by all logic thrive in a fantasy dungeon-looting, swashbuckling world. However, at some point, his confidence in life was terribly shaken by someone pointing out that he seemed to have no other interests or skills besides monster slaying... implanting deep-seated insecurities that, A. perhaps killing stuff isn't the most fulfilling life path one can take, and B. that maybe he's really not that talented at the other important things in life.
    I don't expect you to agree with what I say, but at least defend to the death my right to say it!

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    "Do not meddle in the affairs of barbarians. We're not that flippin' subtle."

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    "I. Will. Not. Bow. Not to you." *spits*

    "You think an initiate in the Arcane arts can kill me?"
    "And who said anything about Arcana?"

    "You know nothing. Your best bet is to follow my foot and try as hard as you can to keep me down."

    "This blade has over 10.000 years!"
    "And this is me with a rusty old machete killing a person with a legendary blade."

    "I'll be there for you. To protect you or hunt you down, I'll be there."

    "I've done nothing but survive. That's how I'll win my battles."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitruviansquid View Post
    "I killed a demon with these hands!/Did I say I'm also in a band?"
    - Danny Sexbang

    The quote's from a song about a pathetic guy trying to seduce a girl at a party by singing about how he killed a dragon.

    But taking the quote out of context, I'm picturing a hypercompetent fighter who should by all logic thrive in a fantasy dungeon-looting, swashbuckling world. However, at some point, his confidence in life was terribly shaken by someone pointing out that he seemed to have no other interests or skills besides monster slaying... implanting deep-seated insecurities that, A. perhaps killing stuff isn't the most fulfilling life path one can take, and B. that maybe he's really not that talented at the other important things in life.
    ...I'm actually sort of imagining a fantasy Naked Snake with a crossbow and tactical knife.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWHOF_0-6Hg

    ...The whole song.

    Seriously. You can make a character on that.

    Despite the fact the movie is the Karate Kid, it sounds more Paladin then Monk.

    If you want to make a Monk...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhUkGIsKvn0

    And if you want to be a Bard...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq2KgzKETBw

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    If we're doing songs, then this one's for Dread Necromancers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxSrDn3NReA
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    And then you wrote about it on your livejournal, dyed your hair black and started taking warlock levels.

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    For shame, for shame.

    What is best in life?

    To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

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    What have you become, when even nightmares fear you?
    Thanks to Veera for the avatar.

    I keep my stories in a blog. You should read them.

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    Dhavaer, your ideas are like candy from the sky, sprinkled lightly with cinnamon.
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    I'm in love with you.
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    ...I...I think I love you.
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    Wow. Badass without being flashy and showy, attractive while remaining classy. Bravo Dhavaer.

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    "Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood."
    -George S. Patton
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    My car is the car of Death;
    My wings are the wings of dread;
    My breath is the north windís breath;
    My prey are the cold and the dead.

    From Psychopompos: A Tale In Rhyme, by H.P. Lovecraft
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    By level 20 though, you aren't capturing a wizard. A character lives to level 20 by being the most ruthless, lucky, capable, and paranoid bastard around. A wizard is throwing around a 30+ Int score and has, entirely in character, planned contingencies for his contingencies. He may well be running around with flat out total immunity to harm, he does not walk outside without an entire bevy of defensive magics around him and enough magic items to buy himself a nation.

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    "Paranoia is a survival trait when you run in my circles. It gives you something to do in your spare time, coming up with solutions to ridiculous problems that aren't ever going to happen. Except when one of them does, at which point you feel way too vindicated."

    From the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher.
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    +3 Girlfriend is totally unoptimized. You are better off with a +1 Keen Witty girlfriend and then appling Greater Magic Make-up to increase her enhancement bonus.
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    Only fools seek answers. I know all the answers. I'm looking for the questions.

    It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see

    If you don't make a few enemies every now and then, you're a coward.

    Miracles are not, in fact, all that uncommon if you know where to look
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