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Quotes by Genis-Vell (Earth-616)

Quote1.png Maybe we are all just ants, waiting to be crushed by anyone more powerful? I'd like to think that it's easier to hold the ant in your hand or watch it build its hill without interfering... as it is to step on it. Power grants you the ability to stomp down, but not the right. Only courage and vision can keep your foot off that hill. I'd like to think I'm a dude with those qualities. I only wish the people who are more powerful than I am... shared them... Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png So what does that make you now? What is a god if there's no one alive who believes in it? Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Don't expect me to be what you were. I can't. Nobody could. But I will do the best I can to keep your memory alive, carry on the tradition and be a worthy successor to the legacy of Captain Marvel! Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png What is a god...if there's no one alive...who believes in it? Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Maybe we are all just ants, waiting to be crushed by anyone more powerful? I'd like to think that it's easier to hold the ant in your hand or watch it build its hill without interfering...as it is to step on it. Power grants you the ability to stomp down, but not the right. Only courage and vision can keep your foot off that hill. I'd like to think I'm a dude with those qualities. I only wish the people who are more powerful than I am...shared them... Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I'm sorry, lad. I wish it could be different, but I'm afraid I have no choice. Your power is only going to grow, beyond the point where you can handle it... where anyone can handle it. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Life's too short for hesitations and missed opportunities. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png For me, Captain Marvel is a new name. Unlike your surname of "Rogg..."...and old family name long associated with betrayal, villainy, and murder. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Sorry, but it was a monumental moment for me... because that was when I finally realized -- what my father would have done didn't matter! I had to start deciding how to handle things for myself! Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Magus! You want my soul? Come and get it, if you can! I've no use for the damned thing anyway! Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Don't try foisting on me some grand human viewpoint of the right and wrong of taking lives, Rick. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png No, Mr. Castle. He doesn't see. Now his father...he saw. Saw what his son was going to grow up into. He saw what it meant for him. And now... See what it means for you. I promised you future sight, Frank Castle. Enjoy it for a brief time...and decide for yourself if it's a gift...or punishment. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png This is...unfortunate. Disobeying a direct order is an offense demanding the most severe punishment available. Oh well. Thank God that's over. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I said I get it! All right? We're drowning in symbolism down here! Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png So your status as gods...is determined by worshippers? I mean, the prayer thing is fun for ego-stoking...but claiming your entire status is defined by others? That's pathetic. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png But killing someone once isn't cruel and unusual. What makes it crueler and more unusual the second time around? Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Revenge is being sworn even as we speak. It's an intriguing concept to investigate, isn't it? Justice. Revenge. Is one superior to the other in terms of morality? Or is justice simply organized revenge, the same way that religion is organized faith? Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png People without the power of a God are arrogant at their extreme peril. Understood? Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Greetings, Burstaar. Long time no beat the crap out of. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png For someone who's cosmically aware, you're depressingly clueless. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png So I'm going to save the galaxy by annihilating all you future conquerors. You have a week to get your affairs in order, and then, like bugs... Squish. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Ever heard of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Rick? Famed Roman orator. He stated, "Let the punishment match the offense." The offense of Terrans is that they live. How does that warrant such a punishment? And they call me insane. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png She came from far in the future, that much I could discern. How she lived so long, though...what transpired to make her that way...I've no clue. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Everyone knows that if you repeat a lie enough times with enough conviction...the lie becomes the truth. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Don't you dare. Don't you dare dump the success or failure of humanity at my feet. You have no clue what it took for me to stop being a god. So you don't get to turn around and blame me because I wouldn't take up the mantle of deity once more. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Years from now, you will. And that understanding will be my legacy. It will define me for the ages......and the rest of what I do, for good or ill, won't matter a bit. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You're wrong. Someone out there needs me. Needs me for something only I can solve. And I'm waiting right here for his or her call. Oh, forget it. Sorry, dad. I tried. Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You see, I'm on pretty friendly terms with going crazy every once in a while. And besides...now you owe me one. See......Killgrave isn't the only one that can pull strings... Quote2.png
--Genis-Vell (Earth-616)

Conversations with Genis-Vell (Earth-616)

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Rick Jones
Then again, maybe you should have a chance to stretch your legs. SHAZAM!
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Genis-Vell
Sha-what?
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Rick Jones
Something Gomer Pyle used to say. Don't sweat it. You've got other things to worry about.
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Captain Marvel Vol 4 #0

Genis-Vell
It's Genis from now on, Rick. Or Captain Marvel.
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Rick Jones
How about Marv?
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Genis-Vell
That sounds stupid.
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Rick Jones
Well, it's what I always called your dad...y'know, what with it being his name and all.
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Genis-Vell
Oh. Right. Uhm...very well, then. I'd be honored to be addressed that way...on behalf of his memory, and on behalf of all those who remember him.
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Captain Marvel Vol 4 #1

Genis-Vell
Rick, you know him better than anyone else. What's the best way to fight the Hulk?
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Rick Jones
Hire the Juggernaut to do it and move to Portugal.
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Captain Marvel Vol 4 #2

Genis-Vell
Rick... Since I look to you for expertise about human beings......can you explain the female of your species to me?
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Rick Jones
No. No one can.
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Captain Marvel Vol 4 #8

Captain Marvel
Because, you see, I have great power...and with it comes great responsibility. Don't you agree?
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Spider-Man
Yeah. I do. But on the other hand......with too much power... can come too much responsibility.
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Captain Marvel Vol 5 #10


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