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If you're gonna hire Machete to kill the bad guy, you'd better make damn sure the bad guy isn't you!
Machete trailer, Grindhouse
Violence, in truth, recoils upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit he has dug for another.
Sherlock Holmes, paraphrasing The Bible, in regard to the death of Doctor Grimesby Roylott in The Adventure of the Speckled Band

Ares: I was trying... to make you a great warrior!

Kratos: You succeeded. (Finishes off Ares)

Sideshow Bob: Oh dear...Sideshow Bob...hoist...on his own petard...

Lisa: It's hoist with his own petard.

Sideshow Bob: Oh get a life.
Do you think Saint Thrastus complained when he was strung up by his petard? No! Not one word! That's piety. Now get on with your work, you little ingrate.
He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made. The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
The Bible (New International Version), Psalms 7:15-16
If a man digs a pit, he will fall into it; if a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him.
The Bible (New International Version), Proverbs 26:27
Why, as a woodcock to mine own springe, Osric. I am justly killed with mine own treachery.
—Laertes, Hamlet

Ace: Captain Jack was a Captain with a squad who also explored the Schwartzwelt and we gave them some of our technology so they can help us back. It was a mistake as they used our technology to do horrible experiments to demons. In fact, they experimented on Jimenez and Bugaboo. Bugaboo was about to die, so I used the technology of the lab and my Demonica to fuse Jimenez and Bugaboo together. I confronted Captain Jack and told me he was only in it for the money.

(Hanako Looks at Ace disturbed.)

Hanako: ...That's really messed up...

Steele: ...What a pathetic waste of humanity.

Ace: Indeed, Captain Jack was a really messed up man and the ensuing fight took a long time. In the end, the Jimenez/Bugaboo fusion killed Captain Jack. The technology he planned to abuse created a being that murdered him in the end. How fitting.

Hanako: ...How indeed...

Steele: Indeed.

Narrator: It looks as though Boris Badenov is now hoist with his own petard. Meanwhile...

Boris: Hold it. Hold it! What does it mean I'm hoist with my own... what's its name?

Narrator: It means you fell into your own trap.

Boris: Then why didn't you say so? Okay, let's go.
The irony is exquisite, isn't it? Your mutant gifts will be used to bring your kind to its knees. This is your true destiny: the harbinger of mutant extinction.
But I'm not my "kind", not anymore — your shadow leeches saw to that. I'm half Toa of Light, half Toa of Shadow. This was what you wanted, wasn't it? Toa consumed by darkness, Toa not hampered by things like mercy or morality. Well, now you can choke on it.
Takanuva, Bionicle
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