Francis Dolarhyde
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Francis Dolarhyde (Character)
from "Hannibal" (2013)

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Red Dragon (2002)
Francis Dolarhyde: I am the Dragon. And you call me insane. You are privy to a great becoming, but you recognize nothing. To me, you are a slug in the sun. You are an ant in the afterbirth. It is your nature to do one thing correctly. Before me, you rightly tremble. But, fear is not what you owe me. YOU OWE ME AWE.

Francis Dolarhyde: Open your eyes.
Freddy Lounds: No.
Francis Dolarhyde: Open them or I'll staple your eyelids to your forehead.

Francis Dolarhyde: I'll shoot you and then myself.
Reba McClane: No please no.
Francis Dolarhyde: [trying to pull the trigger] I can't do it, I CAN'T DO IT, I CAN'T DO IT.

Francis Dolarhyde: I'm the great Red Dragon.

Francis Dolarhyde: I am not a man. I began as one, but now I am becoming more than a man, as you will witness.

Reba McClane: If there's anything I hate worse than pity, it's fake pity. Especially from a walking hard-on like Ralph Mandy.
Francis Dolarhyde: I have no pity.

Francis Dolarhyde: Drop it. Do it now gumshoe. Your son is about to change. Then your wife. You can watch, then I'll take care of you.
[Will drops knife]
Will Graham: [to Josh] Look at you! I have never seen a child as disgusting as you! You pissed your pants? How dare you! You want me to cut it off? Is that what you want me to do, you little freak? Don't cry at me you little faggot. Apologize! Say "I'm sorry daddy, I'm a dirty little beast, I'm a freak!... " Say it!
Josh Graham: No.
Will Graham: Say it!
Josh Graham: No, daddy.
Will Graham: Say it or I will cut it off! "... I'm a dirty little beast, freak, hare lip, and no one will ever love me!"

Freddy Lounds: Will you let me go now?
Francis Dolarhyde: Soon. There is one more way I can help you to better understand.
Freddy Lounds: I-I want to understand. I do, and I'm-I'm really gonna be fair from now on. You know that.

[Freddy Lounds is shown graphic pictures of Dolarhyde's murder victims]
Freddy Lounds: Please no.
Francis Dolarhyde: No? No what?

Newsie: You again? Come back at 4am, when I open, all right?
[Dolarhyde pays him, cuts open newspaper bundle and takes a copy of the National Tattler]
Newsie: Hey, hey, I told you...
Francis Dolarhyde: [turns around knife still visible, with menacing attitude] What? You told me what?

Francis Dolarhyde: [torturing Freddy Lounds] Do you know who I am, Mr. Lounds?
Freddy Lounds: No. And I don't want to know. Believe me.
Francis Dolarhyde: According to you, I'm a vicious, perverted, sexual failure. A bottom-feeding lowlife who's about to go down in flames. I think you know now, don't you?
Freddy Lounds: Yes.

Newsie: Hey! I told you...
Francis Dolarhyde: What? You told me what?


Manhunter (1986)
Francis Dollarhyde: You owe me awe!

Francis Dollarhyde: It is in your nature to do one thing correctly: Tremble.

[Francis keeps Reba from touching his face]
Francis Dollarhyde: Take my word for it. I'm smiling.
Reba McClane: Hey, I didn't mean to offend you.

Francis Dollarhyde: Do you imply that I'm queer?
Freddy Lounds: God, no.

[Francis plays a home video of the family he intends to kill]
Reba McClane: What are you watching?
Francis Dollarhyde: Just a little homework.

Francis Dollarhyde: Do you know who I am?
Freddy Lounds: I don't want to know who you are.
Francis Dollarhyde: According to you, I'm a sexual pervert... an animal, you said. You know who I am now?
Freddy Lounds: Yes.

Reba McClane: Who is it?
Francis Dollarhyde: It's me.
Reba McClane: Who? Who is it?
Francis Dollarhyde: It's me.
Reba McClane: [opens the door] Oh. Francis?
Francis Dollarhyde: No. Not Francis. Francis is gone. Francis is gone forever.


"Hannibal: The Wrath of the Lamb (#3.13)" (2015)
Francis Dolarhyde: It's over for me. I can't give you to him, do you know what he will do? He will bite you. Better you go with me.

Francis Dolarhyde: Your face is closed to me
Will Graham: If I can see you, you can see me.
Francis Dolarhyde: Oh, you think you understand, don't you?
Will Graham: I understand that blood and breath are only elements undergoing change to fuel your radiance. Hannibal said those words; to me.
Francis Dolarhyde: I wanted to share with Lecter, and Lecter betrayed me.
Will Graham: And he betrayed me, too.


"Hannibal: ...And the Beast from the Sea (#3.11)" (2015)
Francis Dolarhyde: How do you know it's dark?
Reba McClane: The lights aren't on
Francis Dolarhyde: Do you remember... the light? Is it worse to have seen it and lost it?
Reba McClane: I know I can never have the light. But there are things I can have.


"Hannibal: ...And the Woman Clothed in Sun (#3.10)" (2015)
Francis Dolarhyde: I want to be recognized by you
Dr. Hannibal Lecter: As John the Baptist recognized the one who came after
Francis Dolarhyde: I want to sit before you as the Dragon sat before 666 and Revelation. I have... things, I would love to show you. Some day, if circumstances permit, I would like to meet you... and watch you meld with the strength of the Dragon.
Dr. Hannibal Lecter: See how magnificent you are. Did he who made the Lamb make thee?


"Hannibal: The Number of the Beast Is 666 (#3.12)" (2015)
Francis Dolarhyde: I am the Dragon and you call me insane. Before me, you are a slug in the sun. You are privy to a great becoming. You recognize nothing.