Aireo, you will chain my beloved brother to the pillars now! I wish to see him squirm...
You can win this war, brother, if you only have the will. Say the word. Gen - o - cide.
This? Of all the things in here, I can't believe you kept this! The technology scared you. Funny, because I made it for you. Perhaps you scare you? Would you really use it? Really? Oh my...what did the Skrulls do to you?
I have made a masterpiece. Well... masterpieces. I've been busy.
That's the only reason this war with the mutants is happening at all. Medusa and her people have to defend the cloud, since with no crystals, the cloud is the only way future Inhuman generation will be able to access their powers. But at the same time, the mutants have to destroy it, since it's poisonous to them. If only we had the formula for Terrigen crystals, right? We could make more. The cloud wouldn't matter. The mutants could destroy it, and we could keep the crystals safe in New Attilan or wherever -- everyone's happy.
I am Maximus of the Inhumans. Mighty Queen of this hidden realm, I do you honor by my presence. As do my boon companions.
Well, Triton, old friend, I thought it over, and I decided it was a terrible idea.
Yes. That's the secret. I am my brother's keeper -- because that's what they made me to be.
What we didn't know until now, is that the Kree are Inhumans, too. They did to us what was done to them.
Whole planets trapped in transparent tubes! Like hamsters in habitrails! And we're picking a fight! Whose idea was it to ram-raid the Gods?
I told myself everything! I saw it all! The future! The Progenitors! The death of the Earth -- oh, Randac help me --
What... What have I done...? Only what I must. Because I am Maximus. I am my brother's keeper and my mother's child. The seeker of the Prima Materia. I am the last Inhuman. And what I do, I do... For the good of all.
You're used to dealing with heroes... But what you don't have much experience with is kings. And that's your problem here. You can't think of them as normal men. You can't even think of them as behaving human--that's thinking too small... They are larger than that, bigger than that... They exist above other men because they were born that way. Authority began at the cradle, you see. Their very idea of morality is different than what you are used to. The people--their people--expect them to do violence to ensure a certain amount of peace and prosperity. And like gods, they are also expected to commit murder... So the people can sleep at night knowing they are protected.
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