Yes... a most interesting assignment. My past contact with this Adam Warlock has proven him to be an intriguing Individual... almost a secret wrapped within an enigma... and if there's anything I really love, it's a mystery.
I now have the power to find and destroy Thanos and until I do, until the galaxy knows that I have done this once and for all... I cannot let what almost happened today happen again. I cannot let you be attacked for the legacy I carry with me. Please relate this to Drax and Groot. I do not believe I could look right into Groot's eyes and say this to him. I love you all too much. You have no idea how much.
I was a little girl, the last person alive on the only planet I'd ever known. Even if he'd let me live, it was only a matter of time before I would have starved, or fell down a well. Of course I could see the face of Death.
I was younger then, less trained, but I realized my mistake immediately.Thanos had killed millions, but I was sure he wouldn't kill me. After all, he'd practically been raising me. But I knew then what I know now -- that I would have been just another of Thanos' dead children.
We were--- we thought we were sacrificing ourselves to keep Thanos in the Cancerverse as that universe imploded around him. And us. We thought we were going out in a blaze of glory. A hero's death. Drax was dead--- I wanted it to mean something. Stopping Thanos once and for all, for all time, was worth it. Shoving that Cosmic Cube up his purple butt as the universe folded around him... well, wouldn't that make every damn thing we've been through worth it? Not only would our universe survive... But maybe you--- maybe you'd get to live the rest of your life, finally, without the burden of your nightmare of a father hanging over you.
No. That's not how this works. We made a deal, we made a commitment to each other. We made a commitment to Knowhere. As a group, we decided these people need our help and we are going to help them! And somebody is not living up to their part of the bargain. And you are going to incur the wrath of Doom and then there will be no "us." Your head will be floating in space right next to the one we're living in.