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Quote1.png Oh Mama, looks like I've stepped in the BAAAD stuff this time! Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 144
Quote1.png Soon as I drop this helmet on, I'll actually be Iron Man. Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 169
Quote1.png How do you recharge the oxygen tanks? Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 175
Quote1.png Say -- You're an ugly mutha aren't you? Quote2.png
Iron Man Annual Vol 1 6
Quote1.png I cheated -- and I'm glad. Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 177
Quote1.png I guess you hired yourself a tin suit. Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 179
Quote1.png I'm the man around here. I make the decisions. You're just my sidekick. Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 183
Quote1.png I won't rust if you won't Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 185
Quote1.png I'm handling the hero chores these days. You might want to write that down somewhere --- so you remember it. Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 186
Quote1.png I'm gonna test my new toys! Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 187
Quote1.png Somebody's putting the grab on all of Tony Stark's old friends! Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 199
Quote1.png Oh Lord -- Tony! T-T-Tony -- I'm on fire! Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 215
Quote1.png No Richard Pryor jokes... o.k.? Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 216
Quote1.png Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen. I'm Anthony Stark. Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 233
Quote1.png Shucks Babe, All in a day's work. Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 236
Quote1.png Go get 'em Shellhead! Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 257
Quote1.png Here I come to save the day... Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 266
Quote1.png He's right. It's not enough. It's not just Stane International that's screwed up, it's the World. Someone's got to take a Stand and lead the Way. Someone with Clout. Like, say, the CEO of Stark Enterprises... Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 288
Quote1.png I'd say it's a little late for that, kid. Let me introduce myself... my name's Tom, Dick and Harry... these are my guns. Would you care to see the attitude? Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 20
Quote1.png Well, this is it; next time you're on your own. Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 300
Quote1.png I did some time in Southeast Asia. That's where I met Iron Man. I saved his butt, then he saved mine. Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 1 1
Quote1.png You know, when I was kid-- super heroes were supposed to be pals. Time to enforce a little coexistence. Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 1 2
Quote1.png It was the same guy who tried to wax me during that mess at the United Nations two days ago. It came down to him or me. I picked me. Breaking his neck was easy compared to the nightmares I've been having since. I crossed a line in Imaya, and I can't seem to get back to the other Side. I'm afraid killing's going to keep getting easier - until I don't know how to stop. Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 1 6
Quote1.png He doesn't want to talk with James Rhodes--fine. He'll just have to take a meeting--with War Machine! Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 309
Quote1.png I was the good little Servant, all right. I shut up and took it from you... did your heroing for you. Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 1 8
Quote1.png You took me out once before with that Securicode Shutdown Trick... did you really think I'd fall for that @*#% again? I changed those Codes Months ago, m'man. You wanna take me down... you're gonna have to do it the Hard Way. Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 310
Quote1.png What's this @#*%?! Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 1 311
Quote1.png If we get out of here alive, we should settle it - like Friends. Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 1 10
Quote1.png Yeah, well, that's two Problems down. The World is saved, again, and I've made up with Tony Stark. Now I got to solve my own Problems. Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 1 11
Quote1.png No Way! I've only just started playin' Hardball! Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 1 13
Quote1.png We're fighting for the future of Mankind, Captain. Getting home is the least of our worries. Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 1 16
Quote1.png Cause and effect. What we do here determines the future. Zeitkrieg is founded on that concept. Do you have a son yet, Herr Grinz? Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 1 17
Quote1.png Agent's right. It's Stark. Quote2.png
Force Works Vol 1 18
Quote1.png For this gleaming Spindle of Steel... is the weapon with which Stark intends to murder the Human Race. Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 1 23
Quote1.png Pray for me, Reverend. It looks like I'm gonna be here awhile. Quote2.png
Crew Vol 1 1
Quote1.png  --All's well that ends well, yes...? Quote2.png
Crew Vol 1 7
Quote1.png All right, you monsters want war? You got it... South Philly style. Quote2.png
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol 1 34
Quote1.png Little late for that. If I were still... Human. I'd have lost count of how many I've killed. But I can't forget anything, now... And I can't stop seeing everything. Every woman they've raped... Every child they've shot... I hate them. God help me, I hate them. Maybe someday someone'll hate me just as much. But I don't care. All I know... Is that today... The world needs a War Machine. Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 2 1
Quote1.png Sorry soldier... but Rhodey don't bleed. Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 2 2
Quote1.png But I can't do that now. Now with this brain, I can't forget anything. I see every rape and mutilation and murder simultaneously. Every second of every minute of every hour. I know every killer and every victim. And I literally can't live in my skin if I don't do something about it. Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 2 4
Quote1.png Right now they're seeing every recording of every person who was raped or tortured or killed because of their orders. They'll see all that blood and pain and misery again and again... forever and ever... amen. Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 2 12
Quote1.png Is this a private war -- or can anyone join? Quote2.png
Doomwar Vol 1 5
Quote1.png I hate hearing mom and dad fight... Quote2.png
Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 28
Quote1.png You'd be amazed how many people are actually grateful when I save their lives. I even got some medals. Have you seen my medals? Quote2.png
Iron Man 2.0 Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Okay, Tony. Let's see what this new toy of yours can do... Quote2.png
Invincible Iron Man Vol 1 517
Quote1.png Don't be alarmed. I am Iron Man. Quote2.png
Invincible Iron Man Vol 1 519
Quote1.png Let's get you safe-- then you can sue me for copyright infringement. Quote2.png
Invincible Iron Man Vol 1 520
Quote1.png Now let's get to it, men. Quote2.png
Secret Avengers Vol 2 6
Quote1.png You have known me as War Machine. Now you know me as Iron Patriot. America is my home. As a wise man once said, our flag--that's the blood of the men who died building this country, and the stars they were looking up to. As Iron Patriot, I carry whem wherever I go. Quote2.png
Iron Patriot Vol 1 1
Quote1.png You can tell no one what I'm about to tell you... Tony Stark is alive. Or at least he was yesterday. Nobody knows this, by the way. Not the President. Not Maria Hill. I know he feels bad for the deception, but I can tell you it was necessary. Quote2.png
Invincible Iron Man Vol 3 10
Quote1.png You changed my life. You made me a super hero. One day I'll be able to show my kids what I did. Thank you, man. I love you. Quote2.png
Invincible Iron Man Vol 3 13
Quote1.png Look, I can't be in those suits anymore, Tony. They're like coffins to me. But this? A little room to breathe. My hands on the controls. Makes me feel like a pilot again. I should have told you sooner. About everything. Quote2.png
Tony Stark: Iron Man Vol 1 2
Quote1.png This is Agent James Rhodes of Force Works. If anyone is reading this, my team is down. We are in need of assistance. Does anyone copy?! Quote2.png
2020 Force Works Vol 1 1
Quote1.png I've known Tony Stark for a long time, and I love him. He's like family to me at this point...So believe me when I say that his getting cosmic powers could end up being the worst thing imaginable--both for him and for all of existence. Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 6 16
Quote1.png Look around you, Tony. I don't see Korvac anywhere. In fact, when it comes to big scary cosmic beings hell-bent on conquest...I only see you. Quote2.png
Iron Man Vol 6 17
Quote1.png He doesn't want to talk with James Rhodes--fine. He'll just have to take a meeting--with War Machine! Quote2.png
James Rhodes (Earth-616)
Michael Collins (Earth-616) from Beyond! Vol 1 3 cover 001.jpg
That's a sweet bag of toys you got. Same guy build it that outfitted Iron Man?
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War Machine
Yeah... so what?
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Michael Collins (Earth-616) from Beyond! Vol 1 3 cover 001.jpg
Bite my head off, why don't you? What, you guys got a professional jealousy thing goin'?
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War Machine
Something like that.
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Michael Collins (Earth-616) from Beyond! Vol 1 3 cover 001.jpg
Man, you super hero types crack me up.
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War Machine Vol 1 3
Scott Lang (Earth-616) from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition Vol 1 15 0001.jpg
Wait! Before we separate, I have something to say. Each of us has a different power! If we combined forces, we could be almost unbeatable!
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War Machine
You as a team?!
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Mighty Thor Vol 3 2 Marvel '92 Variant Textless.jpg
There is much good we might do!
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War Machine
What do you say, guys?
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Thunderstrike Vol 1 21.jpgAll of them
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Thunderstrike Vol 1 21
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American Eagle
Don't kill anyone I wouldn't.
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War Machine
We'll see.
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War Machine Vol 2 7

What means 'combat separation'?
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War Machine
That we're going to die in a fireball.
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War Machine
The worst thing is that I know you're not being sarcastic.
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Secret Avengers Vol 1 17

War Machine
Well, X-Men, our no-fly zone just went up in smoke. With Puternicstan sporting a Sentinel, the U.N. says Symkaria has every right to take steps to defend itself.
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And Sentinels fall squarely into X-Men territory, War Machine. I think it's time you accepted our help.
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Or if you prefer, I can go back to punching you in the face.
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X-Men Vol 3 21

War Machine
Damn. Are they all that much of a hassle?
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The X-Men have fought many Sentinels. I don't remember an easy one.
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X-Men Vol 3 22
James Rhodes (Earth-616) from Invincible Iron Man Vol 1 514 001.jpg
War Machine
Stand down, men. He's cooperating!
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Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 25 Foilogram Variant Solicit.jpg
Iron Man
Et tu, Rhodey?
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Invincible Iron Man Vol 1 513

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