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The fictional character Judge Dredd was created by writer John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra, an artist and Pat Mills, editor. The first appearance was in (1977) a weekly British anthology comic’s second issue of 2000 AD. He appears in many video games and also in some movies. Judge Dredd was the longest-running character of the magazine.
In the dystopian future city, Mega-city One, Judge Dredd is a judicial and law enforcement officer. The city covers most of the east coast of North America. Where Judge Dredd summarily arrests, convict, execute and sentence criminals, he is a street judge.
Among the top 100 comic heroes of all time, IGN ranked Judge Dredd 35th in 2011. The live-action debut of Judge Dredd was in 1995 and was portrayed by Sylvester Stallone. Later in 2012, Karl Urban was cast in the adaption Dredd.
Among the many street Judges that patrol the Mega-city one, Joseph Dredd is famous. Dredd rides a large motorcycle “Lawmaster” and is armed with “Lawgiver”, a programmed pistol with palm print recognition, capable of firing around six types of ammunition, stun/gas grenade, a daystick and a boot knife. The Lawmaster is equipped with machine-guns and a laser cannon, along with an artificial intelligence operating itself and responds to orders from the Judge.
Judge Dredd’s face is covered with a helmet, leaving only jaw and mouth visible. The face of Dredd has never been revealed by the comics as John Wagner said Justice has no face and has no soul and so it is not necessary for the readers to see Dredd’s face as he doesn’t want us to. Judge Dredd’s abilities include excellent marksmanship, an expert in unarmed combat, and the bionic eyes grant him a 20/20 night vision with reduced blinking rate.
Between 1994 and 1996, DC comics published a slightly altered version of Judge Dredd with around 18 issues. But in a crossover with DC comics in the story “Judgement on Gotham”, the original Judge Dredd was featured and not their version. Andrew Helfer has written most of the DC comic issues.
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“You killed innocent people.”
“What kind of a criminal are you?”
“I am… the law! Drop your weapons! These blocks… are under… arrest! This is your final… warning!”
“I never broke the law! I AM THE LAW!”
“The law can’t apologize!”
“Judge Dredd: “You killed innocent people.”
Rico: The means to an end.
Judge Dredd: You started a massacre!
Rico: I caused a revolution!
Judge Dredd: YOU BETRAYED THE LAW!
“Fergie Herman Ferguson: If you hadn’t judged me, I wouldn’t be out here in the first place. I think you should apologize. I deserve it.
Judge Dredd: The law never apologizes
Fergie Herman Ferguson: That’s just it. You’re not the law anymore. Now apologize!”
“Judge Fargo: The blind lady.
Judge Dredd: Who is she?
Judge Fargo: Justice, before your time. We should have never taken it from her hands.”
“Judge Dredd: “What kind of a criminal are you?”
Fergie Herman Ferguson: A nice criminal.”
“Fergie Herman Ferguson: And these, these refugees, they made it through, right ?
Fergie Herman Ferguson: And these, these refugees, they made it through, right?
Judge Dredd: Actually, they were roasted.”
“Fergie Herman Ferguson: That was a mistake!
Judge Dredd: The Law doesn’t make mistakes.
Fergie Herman Ferguson: Really? Then how do you explain what happened to you? You can’t… can you?”
“Rico: l don’t cost anything. l’m a ghost. And we’re both prisoners here. You’re behind your desk… and l’m behind this. What a clever reward from Fargo, huh ?
Rico: l don’t cost anything. l’m a ghost. And we’re both prisoners here. You’re behind your desk… and l’m behind this. What a clever reward from Fargo, huh?”
“Judge Dredd: Kevlar helmet and body armor. Yours… when you graduate.”
“Judge Fargo: My fellow Judges, l was barely in my teens when l put on this badge. When the time comes for me to take it off, please let me do so knowing that it still stands for freedom… and not for repression.”
“Rico: Guilt and innocence…is a matter of timing.”
“Rico: I would never lie to you.
Judge Dredd: I’ll be the judge of that.”
“Judge Dredd: Double Whammy!”
“Judge Dredd: It’s a lie! The evidence has been falsified. It’s impossible! I never broke the law! I am the Law!”
“Judge Dredd: I AM THE LAW!”
“Judge Dredd: You betrayed the law!
“Narrator: They were the police, jury and executioners, all in one. They were the Judges.”
“Judge Dredd: YOU BETRAYED THE LAW!
Rico: LAW! [BELCHING]”
“Judge Dredd: I knew you’d say that
Judge Dredd: I knew you’d say that.”
“Judge Dredd: Courts adjourned.”
“Emotions. There oughta be a law against them.”
“You betrayed the law!”
“When some creep’s holding a knife to your throat, who do you want to see riding up…me—or your elected representative? Think about it.”
— Judge Dredd, Democracy Now!
“Democracy is a cancer eating away at the heart of our society.”
— Judge Dredd, Revolution
“Justice has a price. The price is freedom.”
— Judge Dredd, America
“What about the Big Lie? How much suffering do we have the right to inflict?”
— Judge Dredd, Letter from a Democrat
“It was never meant to be forever, Joe.”
— Chief Justice Fargo, Origins
“THE CRIME IS LIFE! THE SENTENCE IS DEATH!”
— Judge Death, Batman/Judge Dredd
“I am Death. Death the avenger. Purger of sins. Death the merciful. Purifier of souls. Those who considered me gone, think again. Those who laughed and mocked me, be afraid. For I am returned, and this time Judgment will not be denied. I am coming for you.”
— Judge Death, My Name is Death”
“Fergie: FIVE YEARS?? For saving my own ass?”
“A Random Robot: Eat recycled food…be happy and peaceful to each other…eat recycled food…for a happy, healthier life…”
-A Random Robot
“Judge Dredd: Does that come with a fork, handsome?”
“Judge Dredd: I knew you’d say that.”
Emotions… there ought to be a law against them.”
I am the law! Put down your weapons and prepare to be judged.
I knew they’d do that.”
Mister, I am the law!”
You wanted a new beginning? I *am* the new beginning!”
So tell me Rico, what is the meaning of life?
5 years? But I had to, they were killing each other in there!
You could have gone out the window.
40 floors? It would of been suicide!
Maybe, but it’s legal”
This isn’t a sim, Rookie!
We can’t just knock on the wall and say “Cursed Earth Pizza!”
Hershey, what are you doing down there?
Waiting for backup.
How do you plead?
I knew you’d say that.”
“Chief Justice Fargo:
The blind lady.
Who is she, sir?
Chief Justice Fargo:
Justice before your time. We should never have taken justice out of her hands.
We put order to chaos, sir.
Chief Justice Fargo:
Yes, we solved many problems, but created many more.”
We’re going to war.”
The legendary Angel family. Cursed Earth pirates, murderers, scavengers, and of course scumbags!”
I’m free, you’re toast!
Actually, you’re toast. I forgot to mention it: your new friends, they’re cannibals.”
Eat Dredd! He works out!”
There’s a maniac loose in the city!
What a coincidence – there’s one out here too!”
“Judge Dredd: They are firing 20 milimeter caseless fletchette rounds at 300 meters. Their effective lethal range is 200 meters. You’re safe. So what are you doing down there Judge Hershey?
Judge Hershey: Waiting for backup.
Judge Dredd: It’s here. Let’s move it out. Keep it simple. Single file, standard relay. I’ll point. (to rookie Judge) You’re last!”
“Judge Dredd: MegaCity municipal code 213, willful destruction of property, that’s 2 years. Code 310, possession of illegal assault weapons, 5 years. Code 457, resisting arrest, 20 years!
(wounded thug gets up leveling his weapon at Dredd from behind but is shot dead by Hershey from the doorway)
Judge Dredd: Thank you, Hershey. And Code 3613, the first degree murder of a Street Judge…
Citizen: [pulling a gun from behind his belt] Let me guess, life. Yaaaah!
Judge Dredd: [turns around and shoots] Death. Court’s adjourned.”
“Judge Dredd: MegaCity Code 7592, willful sabotage of a public droid, that’s 6 months, citizen. Let’s see your unicard.
Herman Ferguson: Aww, give me a break, Judge… [Looks at Dredd’s badge] Dredd. Dredd?!
Judge Dredd: Mmmhmm.
Judge Hershey: [Reading from a display on a handheld device after swiping Ferguson’s unicard] Ferguson, Herman, hacker, illegal tampering with city droids, computers, cash machines, taxi robots…
Judge Dredd: And you haven’t even been out of jail for 24 hours. He’s habitual, Hershey. An automatic five year sentence. How do you plead?
Herman Ferguson: Not guilty?
Judge Dredd: I knew you’d say that.
Ferguson: Five years?! No! No! I had no choice! They were killing each other in there.
Judge Dredd: You could have gone out the window.
Ferguson: Forty floors? It would have been suicide!
Judge Dredd: Maybe, but it’s legal. Judges!
Judge: Yes, sir!
Judge Dredd: Five years, Aspen Penitentiary. Case closed, take him away.
[Two Judges begin to leave with Ferguson]
Ferguson: Don’t close the case! You’re misjudging- you’re misjudging me! Open the case! Y-you’re not gonna be able to sleep tonight!
Judge Hershey: He might’ve been telling the truth, you know? Haven’t you heard ever of extenuating circumstances?
Judge Dredd: I’ve heard it all, Hershey.
Judge Hershey: I knew you’d say that.”
“[Showing equipment to a group of cadets]
Judge Dredd: Kevlar 9 helmet and body armor. Yours when you graduate. Lawgiver 2, 25-round sidearm with mission variable, voice-programmed ammunition…Signal Flare!
Judge Dredd: [shoots a blinding flare at the target wall] Yours, if you graduate. Mark 4 Lawmaster, improved model, with dual onboard laser cannons and vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. Range, 500 kilometers. Men?
Technicians: Yes sir! (presses a button and the hoverbike turns on and begins to hover.)
Hoverbike: Active. (sparks fly from hoverbike and screen suddenly blinks red) Malfunction! Malfunction! Malfunction! [hoverbike goes dead and thuds back onto the floor]
Judge Dredd: Hm. Yours, if you can ever get it to work. All of these things you see here are toys. At the end of the day, when you’re alone in the dark, the only thing that counts is this – the law. And you will be alone, when you swear to uphold these ideals. For most of us, it is only death in the streets. For the few of us that survive to old age, the proud loneliness of the Long Walk. A walk that every Judge must take outside these city walls into the unknown wastes, and there spend your last remaining days taking law to the lawless. This is what it means to be a Judge. This is the commitment I expect. Class dismissed.”
“Mr. Souza: Okay, this is getting boring. What’s the tab? Come on, how much is this going to cost me? You name your price.
Judge Dredd: Hmmm. Hershey, call Central for an H Wagon. (crosses the street facing the red sports car)
Mr. Souza: What? I don’t believe it. You’re gonna tow me?!
Judge Dredd: Towing is for the first offense. This is your fourth violation, bar breath. You’re a menace. How do you plead?
Mr. Souza: Not guilty?
Judge Dredd: [menacingly] I knew you’d say that. [Draws his gun]
Mr. Souza: Hey, wait a second! What are you doing?
Judge Dredd: [to his gun] Grenade!
Lawgiver Gun: Grenade. vrrrrrm
Mr. Souza: Nooooo! [Dredd destroys the car and Souza staggers over towards its remains, horrified]
Judge Dredd: Happy motoring.
Judge Hershey: Subtle.”
“Mean Machine: [last words] Damn you, Lawman! You killed Link. You killed Junior. And you killed my Paw. Yaaah!
(swings his mechanical arm at Dredd. The knife at the end of the arm misses Dredd’s head when he ducks and imbeds into the wooden post behind him.)
Joseph Dredd: (reaching underneath his mechanical arm and snaps free one end of his electrical line still crackling with electricity and brushes it over his mechanical arm) Mega-City Municipal Code 4722, illegal use of city electricity. How do you plead?
Mean Machine: Raaaaaawwwr!
Joseph Dredd: I knew you’d say that!
(pulls the power cord back to Mean Machine’s metal spine and electrocutes him with it)”
“Chief Justice Fargo: The blind lady.
Joseph Dredd: Who is she?
Chief Justice Fargo: Justice, before your time. We should have never taken it from her hands.”
“Chief Justice Fargo: Four decades ago, DNA samples were taken from the four members of the council. One was chosen, mine. They altered it to enhanced the best qualities and screened off the worse weaknesses and frailties. We created you.”
“Chief Justice Fargo: There was another infant created in that experiment, but something went wrong. It genetically mutated into the perfect criminal.”
“Joseph Dredd: There is a way in. Six years ago, two refugees figured it out. The vents to the city’s incinerators, there’s a burst twice a minute. That means someone can run through that tube would have 30 seconds before it flames again.
Ferguson: And these two refugees, they made through, right?
Joseph Dredd: Actually, they were roasted. But the theory is sound.”
“Ferguson: What’s wrong? Are you kidding? Does wearing that helmet all those year compress your brain?! You’re going to get me killed!
Joseph Dredd: There’s a maniac loose in the city!
Ferguson: What a coincidence! There’s one out here, too!
Joseph Dredd: Oh.
Ferguson: Great time I’m having. The shuttle crash, the cursed earth, the cannibals, and now a fireball up my ass. This is all your fault!
Joseph Dredd: Mine?
Joseph Dredd: Care to explain that, citizen?
Ferguson: If you hadn’t judged me, I wouldn’t be out here in the first place. I think you should apologize. I deserve it.
Joseph Dredd: The law never apologizes.
Ferguson: That’s just it. You’re not the law anymore. Now apologize!”
“Ferguson: I’m alive. I’m alive. (looks over and sees Dredd next to him) Oh, so are you.”
“Rico Dredd: You know, I never understood that. Why did you judge me? Why did you judge me?
Joseph Dredd: You killed innocent people!
Rico Dredd: The means to an end!
Joseph Dredd: You started a massacre!
Rico Dredd: I caused a revolution!
Joseph Dredd: [Yelling] You betrayed the law!
Rico Dredd: [Mockingly] Laaaaw! I betrayed this! Your council’s experiment, which failed in you! I was your brother, your blood, your friend. Who betrayed who? When are you going to stop being a goddamn slave and grow up? That’s your birthright. That’s your family! I’m your family! I’m the only family you ever had! Now choose!
Joseph Dredd: The best thing you could do is kill me.
Rico Dredd: Why?
Joseph Dredd: Because it’s your only chance, ‘brother’.”
“Rico Dredd: [last words] Now I judge you, Joseph Dredd. To the charge of betraying your own flesh, guilty. To the charge of being human, when we could have been gods, guilty! The sentence is death.
Joseph Dredd: Don’t miss.
Lawgiver: Lethal rounds exhausted.”
“Judge Griffin: Rico! Dredd got away from the hunters.
Rico Dredd: Well, he’s about to be seriously outnumbered. Right, Central?
Central: Affirmative, Judge Rico. The new DNA sample has been multiplexed and the gametes are already dividing.
Judge Griffin: New sample?!
Rico Dredd: You left the DNA in there for over 30 years. Sooner or later, somebody’s gonna clean out the fridge.”
“Hammond: [last words] DREDD!”