And, with a yell of despair, Wienis changed his aim and shot again—and toppled to the floor with his head blown into nothingness.
Hardin winced at the sight and muttered, "A man of 'direct action' to the end. The last refuge!" (III.8.21-22)
"Maybe! And maybe the idea was to have us go all chivalrous and gallant, into a stupid defense of the [missionary]. He was here against the laws of Korell and the Foundation. If I withhold him, it is an act of war against Korell, and the Foundation would have no legal right to defend us." (V.4.92)
"He wanted the glory of conquering a rebellious province and his men wanted the loot such conquest would involve. So while the people were still gathered in every large city, cheering the Emperor and his admiral, he occupied all armed centers, and then ordered the population put to the nuclear blast." (V.10.46)