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Quotes by Hercules (Earth-616)

Quote1.png Ninjas. I love ninjas. I mean, to punch. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Hold! Come No Further! You May Cross Yon Bridge Only After Hercules Has Done So! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png She is GONE, Pietro. And all is ASHES. All is DUST. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Gotta go drain the Hydra. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png And another thing! Why do you persist in talking in old-timey Shakespeare talk?! We're from Greece! From two thousand years before Shakespeare! It makes absolutely... NO! SENSE!'' Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Ho, what shimmering vision doth gleam before mine eyes? Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The heart of Hercules cries out for vengeance... and vengeance shall it have!! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png If heroism is outlawed...I'd rather be a renegade. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png What do you want from me? I punch stuff. It falls down! That's the only 'strategy' I've ever needed! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Olympus, land of beauty and hope unlimited -- of art, music and poetry unsurpassed - is in ruins! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Well, what do you know. Belt pouches are actually useful. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Gods? We don't need no stinking gods. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png By my father's beard...the power, the strength I feel surging through me! Since the end of the Chaos War...I feared I might never feel so close to my former divinity again! More powerful than the strongest draught is the sensation...I'm capable of anything...everything! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Well, I'm immortal. The jury's out on what you are. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I must to mortal lands for a time --- till my father be calmed. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Hercules has always loved cities! It is there where the crowds are--where reveling and merry-making are to be found! And who can enjoy the good life as much as an Olympian god?!! Take me then to your city! Hercules commands! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Thy voice offends me! Be thou silent and bring me food! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Ho Atlantean, --- This is truly great sport! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Ah, now this is a brew equal of the wine of Olympus! Bring me another slave ... and a larger goblet as well! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Do mortals enjoy this life? Are they mad -- or are they accursed? Children cry for their mothers ... Men weep for dreams lost or abandoned... Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Calm thyself mortal. Thy life has not ended yet. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png When food may be had -- Take it! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Whatever Thor canst do -- Hercules canst accomplish more mightily! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png By the gods, the man is crazed! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png ... T'would be unseemly for the Son of Zeus to follow the commands of a callous youth. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png With Hercules at thy side the mortals will give not a thought to anything but the magnificence of our presence! Especially if there be ladies in the audience. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png "Tis of little import how long one lives -- how well is what really matters, especially with mortals with lives as fleeting as a wink in the eye of a god! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Ne'er hath the Prince of Power bothered with coin of the realm! It seemed such a trifle! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Physicans, Bah! I trust them not! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You are under arrest, base villain! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png No more listening...time to kill! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Hast thou not a hammer?! Use it! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Hercules was never one... to refuse a lady's invitation. Lead on my lovelies -- let the revels begin! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png (singing) She drives me CRAZE-EEE and I can't HELP MYSELF Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png In truth, 'twas Hercules who defeated himself! No warrior can win every battle! But, he can try to succeed! He can have faith in himself! Hercules failed because he stopped believing! NEVER shall he do so again! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Verily, it is time for some righteous smiting. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png This is INSANITY! Gilgamesh is an ETERNAL -- They do not AGE. They do not DIE! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png To carry such a grudge with thee is akin to donning the same raiment day 'pon day. E'en if at first it seems to suit tee...'tis not fore'er before it doth reek. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Should this webbing hold, that airborne sacrilege shall soon feel the sting of-- --thy friendly neighborhood Hercules! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I bring you the gift-- of battle! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The end of the Avengers?! For Zeus' sake...why?! Disassembling is for lesser teams! Those unnecessary X-people, perhaps -- but not the Avengers! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Thou shouldst learn the keystroke commands. Much more efficient than all that pointing and clicking. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You're the Storm, are you? You? You're what everyone's afraid of? Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png ...is there some part of "immortal" you don't get? Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Look, take what you need from this room. Arm yourselves, then we can eat and make plans. We won a battle against The Storm... not the whole war. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Next time, less talking and more fighting. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Wolverine? Mayhap...the Avengers hath been reassembled? Then that would mean they let $%^&**' Wolverine on the team... and not Hercules? Mayhap I don't feel so bad about felling you now. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Welcome! Welcome, my friends... my Gods of War! Welcome to the greatest city on Earth! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Can't talk. Fighting. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You already move through this world somewhat removed. It would devastate me to watch that intensify as you ruminate too heavily on how immortality will change you. Over the millennia to come, you will experience emotions you don't yet know are even possible. The only one that will keep you sane is joy. Do not waste time mourning for those whom you outlive. Instead, revel in their friendships. If you savor them to their fullest, forever remembering those you meet along the way, the loneliness is tempered... because they shall then be immortal, too. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png In all my centuries, I never...never dreamt I'd ever find a woman who fights as dirty as I! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I will be the hero you always wanted' me to be, father. Even if it takes my whole life...and the next...I will. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Von Meyer, my old foe. Ah, what a glorious lunatic. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Of course. I am Thor. And I assure you, my...hammer works just fine. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Aye...I do. And before all those who have assembled here...who will sing the epic tale of this battle to the end of time...let it be proclaimed...that mighty Thor has finally, definitively, and completely been defeated...by Hercules, the lion of Olympus! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I don't know why he's spurning us, but by Zeus, I like the cut of his wrath! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You call yourselves heroes? Today you earn the name. Now listen that you may know your enemy... the Japanese named him 'Amatsu-Mikaboshi'... Lord of Darkness and Chaos... but he is far more than a mere god. Indeed, he was the whole universe before the beginning of everything... and he longs to return to that condition. He destroyed Mount Olympus, striking down father Zeus himself... Then he laid claim to the slave gods of the Skrulls... and marched across creation, slaying alien pantheon after alien pantheon, and adding to his armies. His aim is nothing less than the destruction of all reality. Piece by piece, until he is once again the only thing in existence. Now I've heard your laughter and your sneers. And I don't care. For I know far better than you ever will... what a fool I have always been. But hear me, friends, with thee eyes now so wide open... I have chosen you. Because as infinitely strong as I have become... I need you. I was sired by a god, but I have walked among mortals these thousands of years... and I know that you were born to foolishly reach beyond all reason... to stand together in the impossible fight -- and turn back apocalypse once and for all! ... Now, heroes -- I grant you each a fraction of my power -- so we may stare down oblivion ...and against its eternal no... shout 'yes!' Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Okay, this may be too easy, but...who's thy daddy, now? Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I hate #$%^in' Clash of the Titans. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Ah -- "healing factor?" Those words mean just one thing to someone in my line of work... No holding back! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I'm a bit surprised, myself. But now that I think about it...what moron would try to tame the son of Zeus with fire from heaven? My father IS the lightning! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You call me the God of Heroes? What heroes teach us...is what the gods should be. So now, no matter what the cost...I undo all your cold wisdom has wrought, sister Athena! As my first -- and last act as All-Father -- I do what any true god should do -- what the heroes among us do every day. I give up everything...to protect...to heal...to restore...and then to walk away. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You are summoned by the power of Hercules, my friends. And I am sorry. You've been through too much. Your bodies are broken...and your hearts are breaking...for the ties that bind you have shattered. How can you possible be ready for more? Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Hurting your friends will not bring Peter Quill back to you. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png More reminders of pain... old hurts and hates, so many... I want to collapse. I want to drink. But I can't. There's something I have to do. A labor to complete. Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Oizys. You -- you traffic in -- in despair -- do you -- ? Then you are a fool to face a man with nothing left to lose! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Whatever Thor canst do -- Hercules can accomplish more mightily! Quote2.png
--Hercules (Earth-616)

Conversations with Hercules (Earth-616)

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Hercules
These are odds for a God! -- No paltry group of Trolls, but a full army! Ah, it makes the blood sing, Asgardian! It makes a man feel Alive!
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Thor
It can also make a man dead, Olympian. Let these demons get close enough and they'll slit thy throat as soon as look at thee!
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Hercules
I'd like to see them try Blondhair -- Ah, I'd like to see them TRY!
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Thor #222
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Jarvis according to Hercules
"'Oh, Master Thor, why must you always embarass yourself? Beat Master Hercules! Oh that is rich!
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Jarvis
Sir, I don't remember any of this.
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Hercules
Oh, yes, I, uh, made an error. And so our titanic struggle did begin....
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Thor #356
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Thor
By Ymir's frost-covered beard, art thou mad? I create a new secret identity as Sigurd Jarlson-- I entrust one Avenger with my address-- Thou com'st hither to ask my aid-- and then thou wouldst consume fried fowl ere returning to our allies! By my troth, Olympian! Every time I consider thee a full-fledged god, thou remindest me of thy half-human heritage!
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Hercules
It has been a long night, Thor! I need strength to exact revenge!
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Thor
I need strength to deal with thee!
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West Coast Avengers Annual #1
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Thor
For honor, for glory -- FOR ASGAARRRD!
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Hercules
And the splendor of Olympus which thou didst seek to destroy!
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Destroyer (Preston Case)
Nuts to that. This -- is for life!
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Thor Vol 2 #12
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Gilgamesh
I don't feel part of this world anymore, Herak. I am forgotten. I don't know what use I am.
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Hercules
You're a hero, Gil. The world always needs those.
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Gilgamesh
Not our kind, Herak. We don't have capes. Or rocket boots. Or... web-shooter things.
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Hercules
Maybe. But we've got experience, Gil. More than most. More than any. I'm going to get you back in the game, Gil. You can help me make some new myths.
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Hercules Vol 4 #1
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Hercules
You want some of this?
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Amadeus Cho
I'm underage dude. Besides, I'd rather see you hitting those helicopters than the bottle.
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Hercules
It's a goblet Amadeus. And we're not just drinking. We're paying tribute.
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Incredible Hercules #112
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Hercules
Athena...Cho...you're both knowledgeable. Tell me: do you think she'll call me?
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Cho
Nah.
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Athena
No.
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Hercules
Damn.
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She-Hulk Vol 2 #30
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Hercules
Just a moment, Namor...I know the Amazon queen, lovely Hippolyta, once upon a time we were...friendly.
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Namora
Friendly?
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Hercules
A gentleman never kisses and tells.
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Namora
Suddenly you're a gentleman?
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Incredible Hercules #122
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Hercules
I should have been grateful. Who wouldn't trade fiery agony for Hebe's dewy meadows? But we're talking about eternity here. And you know that the woman collects BEANIE BABIES?
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Cho
Yeow.
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Hercules
Honestly, Hebe was fine... It's Zeus I still don't understand. For all that talk about me being his favorite son, I sure seem to get yelled at and banished a lot.
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Incredible Hercules #129
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Hercules
Zounds! What a glorious day! I am restored to my righteous form! With good comrades by my side! A monster torn asunder! And naked people as far as the eye can see! Reminds me of a time in Mycenae!
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Gravity
Pants over here! We need pants for Hercules!
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Amazing Spider-Man #673
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Zeus
You still lack the proper respect...but after tasting the poisonous mortality you have borne...I begin to understand. So prepare yourself for your reward...from a father whose heart surges with gratitude...and pride.
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Hercules
Ah, father...thank you...but no.
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Zeus
Still so suspicious? I'm giving you back your godhood, boy!
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Hercules
Boy, eh? I'd rather be a man.
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