10. Boyd Crowder in Justifed
"Now, all the things you've done, the way you built your fortunes, it might make you criminals, but it don't make you outlaws. I am the outlaw, and this is my world, and my world has a high cost of living."
9. Malcolm Reynolds in Firefly
"Now, think real hard. You've been birddoggin' this township a while now. They wouldn't mind a corpse of you. Now, you can luxuriate in a nice jail cell, but if your hand touches metal, I swear, by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you."
8. Jack Bauer in 24
"The only reason that you’re conscious right now is because I don’t want to carry you."
7. Robert Leckie in The Pacific
"I Believe in Ammunition."
6. Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders
"I don’t pay for suits. My suits are on the house or the house burns down."
5. Ethan Talbot in Penny Dreadful
"Do you? Do you know what it is... to walk with someone's body tied around your neck for the rest of your goddamn life? Do you know what that is, little girl? Let me tell you about it. First time is hard. I'm sure you cried a bit, didn't you? Don't worry, that'll pass. Second time is easier. Third time, you don't blink. Then it's all just repetition. You don't cry anymore. You don't even remember when you used to cry. You're alive and they're dead. Fuck 'em!"
4. Jessica Jones in Jessica Jones
"You shoot at me, I’ll pull the bullet out of my ruined jacket and shove it up your ass with my pinky finger, and who do you think that’s gonna hurt more?"
3. Angel in Angel
"Ten to one, we're gone when the smoke clears. They will do everything in their power to destroy us. So... I need you to be sure. Power endures. We can't bring down the Senior Partners, but for one bright shiny moment we can show them that they don't own us!"
2. Michael Weston in Burn Notice
[narrating] "Every decent punk has a bulletproof door. But people forget walls are just plaster.
[Michael aims a handgun and homemade silencer at marked-out spots on the wall and fires]
Michael Westen: [narrating] Hopefully you get him with the first shot.
[Michael fires again. Sugar screams in pain]
Michael Westen: [narrating] Or the second."
Eliot in Leverage
"Look, hold a knife like this, cuts through an onion. Hold a knife like this, cuts through, like, eight Yakuza in four seconds. Screams, carnage."