Love sucks if you’re the Goblin King. As if we haven’t been in the same place. Maybe that’s why I love this scene even more as years go on. So here it is, the final scene between The Goblin King and Sarah in Labyrinth.
Jareth: Sarah, beware. I have been generous up ‘til now. I can be cruel.
Sarah: Generous? What have you done that’s generous?
Jareth: Everything! Everything that you wanted I have done. You asked that the child be taken. I took him. You cowered before me, I was frightening. I have reordered time. I have turned the world upside down, and I have done it all for you! I am exhausted from living up to your expectations of me. Isn’t that generous?
Sarah: Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City. For my will is as strong as yours, and my king…
Jareth: Stop! Wait. Look Sarah. Look what I’m offering you. Your dreams.
Sarah: And my kingdom as great.
Jareth: I ask for so little. Just let me rule you and you can have everything that you want.
Sarah: Kingdom as great. Damn! I can never remember that line.
Jareth: Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.
Sarah: You have no power over me.