[To Kenshin] Call me Shishio, my rude predecessor.
I was almost assassinated; when my wounds had finally healed and I tried coming out, the Meiji government had succeeded in ending the violence. Now they who tried to eliminate me won’t send a single troop against me for fear of looking weak before the Western powers. This weak government. I cannot leave this country to such a weak government. If the violence was ended, I’ll awaken it! I’ll seize control! I’ll make this country strong. Justice will be served when the country is mine.
[To Kenshin] I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Learn how to take a joke. You’re as serious as the rumors say you are.
If you trust, you will be betrayed. If you are careless, you will die. Kill, or be killed. And, A good man is never far from a woman.
The government is the real bad guy. They used me and then tried to burn me to death.
No. It doesn’t matter where you’re born. It’s because you’re weak. In this world, the flesh of the weak is the food of the strong. The strong live, the weak die. No matter how hard you smile, you can’t run from the truth.
[To Kenshin] You fool. Who do you think you are? I’m just here to laugh at you. But I might take you with me all the same. You just have to realize that you were a failure. Your sword, your beliefs, your life, everything… admit it was all one big mistake you can never take back.
[To Komagata Yumi] Everything you’ve just said completely wrong. The circumstances of the world are entirely irrelevant. What is to blame? There is but one answer: Your Weakness! In this world, the flesh of the weak is the food of the strong.
Interesting… Of course, when it comes to matters of buying and selling, what is or isn’t at fault is irrelevant. But, what shall be my reward?
[To Komagata Yumi] I told you didn’t I? Your weakness is to blame. That protégée of yours was weak, so she was killed. Those twin Kamuro were weak, so they were kidnapped. And you are weak, so you CRY. In this world, the flesh of the weak is the food of the strong. If you are strong, you live. If you are weak, you die.
So my road to hell is paved with the orders of a whore? FINE BY ME!
Little puppies… Should know better than to snap back at their elders…
[To The Wagatsumi Shark Corps] It’s nothing personal, but I’m sad to say that all two hundred of you fools are going to be sleeping with the fishes tonight.
[To Ichigase] Tch… I expected more, boy. This isn’t even enough to get me warmed up. You fools…are just too fucking weak!
[To Houji] I just paid you a compliment man. Geez, Do me a favor and at least smile.
I believe in hell…while these men of violence who wash away blood with blood crawl upon the earth, is it not a suitable place to call hell?
This world, full of evil and violence, is Hell itself. Don’t you think?
If the revolution is over, then I’ll start another one!!
[To Ichigase] As I recall, you were blathering on earlier about how you were going to “Make this country strong.” Guess what? I am aiming for the same goal. By means of a Coup d’Etat. Before addressing that goal, don’t you think it’s prudent to first settle, once and for all, which of us is the stronger, more qualified applicant for that job?
[To Enishi] If you’ve got a problem with them (the payment), we’ll just take the ship for free. And your life along with it.
[To Juppongatana] Move out! It is once again time to throw this country into chaos!
This world, full of evil and violence, is hell itself. Don’t you think?
[To Kenshin] I almost forgot… I can not go on avoiding you forever. Fine by me, let’s dance, you and I.
Once upon an age past, the day I was burned alive, I stood, if only for an instant, in hell. Darkness and bleached bones as far as the eye could see… A world of absolute silence. It didn’t feel lonely, but going there alone was boring.
In my battle with the Battousai, the spirits were afraid of me, and chose to side with him. But there’s only evil people down here, so that won’t happen this time.