Friday, November 18, 2005

Random Super Soundbites

Yeah, I had some free time. Here are 20 quotables from a few fictional people:

1. I gained omnipotence and found it wanting. (Thanos to Adam Warlock, Thanos # 1)
2. I’m not locked up here with you. You’re locked up here with me. (Rorschach, Watchmen)
3. What makes you a god, and me not? Because millions haven’t been slaughtered over the ages in my name by various followers? Because I don’t speak half-assed Shakespearean English? (Captain Marvel to Thor, Captain Marvel # 7)
4. It always ends. That’s what gives it value. (Death, Death: The High Cost of Living # 3)
5. We wish to retire with class and dignity, like the Bangles, not overstay our welcome in shame, like the Go-Gos. (Apu, Simpsons Comics # 68)
6. You’re the first pet I ever had that I didn’t build myself from dead flesh animated by lightning! (Jack B. Quick, Tomorrow Stories # 3)
7. I appreciate your confidence in me, Plastic Man. Of course I have a plan. (Batman, JLA # 26)
8. You had it all—money, fame, women… although the women don’t seem to have interested you overmuch. (Guardian to Northstar, Alpha Flight # 10)
9. Oh man! Not another alternate reality! (Hawkeye, Avengers, Vol. 3 # 2)
10. And every time you hear the words “parsley”, “intractable”, or “longitude”, you will vomit uncontrollably for forty-eight hours. (Emma Frost, Astonishing X-Men #5)
11. It appears the cause of death… was a footprint on his brain. I’d say men’s size 12. Wait… I’m making out some letters here… “eebok”? (Flatman, GLA # 4)
12. Let’s face it, “Superman”… the last time you really inspired anyone—was when you were dead. (Batman, Infinite Crisis # 1)
13. I want you to look at me—look at me like you look at her… look at me like you want to f—k me because I’m the best a third-rate character like you could do. (Purple Man to Ant-Man, Alias # 28)
14. A god, you say. A small god, perhaps… of a small world! (Superman to Thor, JLA-Avengers # 2)
15. You’ve got all this power… and no responsibility. You have no idea how much I envy you. (Peter Parker to Johnny Storm, Spider-Man/Human Torch # 5)
16. Yeah, you’re a villain… and your ringtone is stupid. (Molly to Victor Mancha, Runaways Vol. 2 # 4)
17. Your church is part of the ruling class and has been for centuries, Priest. It fears me—not because of the work I do—but the loss of power I represent. (Thor, Thor Vol 2, # 64)
18. Show me what happened between you and Scott in Hong Kong. Now, Emma… or I’ll make you relive the life of every single child you’ve allowed to die. (Phoenix, New X-Men # 139)
19. The whole “superhero thing” is much more than just wearing a cape and getting famous. What is it with this “American Idol” generation? (Zatanna, Zatanna # 2)
20. Nandiyan na ang siva ulo! Papatayin niya ulo! (unnamed bystander, Kingdom Come # 4)

Yes, that last one was written that way. Heh. "Siva ulo."


rmacapobre said...

id put ..

the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, and the one.

OLIVER said...

Yeah. Many super-people believe that, too. :)