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Quote1.png Face facts, old man. They're a well-financed, highly sophisticated army. Swallow your pride and get some help... 'cause right now, timing's everything... and you can't bring them down alone. Quote2.png
New Mutants Vol 1 87
Quote1.png I believe that with special power comes special responsibility. Quote2.png
New Mutants Vol 1 89
Quote1.png I don't know who did this, Indian -- yet! But when I find out, you got my word... the people responsible are gonna wish they'd never been born! Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 270
Quote1.png He's got me... Blasted monster's got more gadgets than a Swiss Army knife. Quote2.png
X-Factor Vol 1 61
Quote1.png If life were a picnic, you'd be a family. Since life is war, you're soldiers. You'd do well to start accepting that fact. Quote2.png
New Mutants Vol 1 98
Quote1.png Loud and clear! Now you hear this... we are fighting a war -- pure and simple! You've just been sheltered from reality too long to see it! Quote2.png
New Mutants Vol 1 99
Quote1.png Their bark is nothing compared to my bite. Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Well, you'll end the day batting a .666. Not bad for a minor leaguer. But not good enough to play with the big boys. Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 4
Quote1.png You're a walking autopsy, end of story! Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 7
Quote1.png Fine then, if a boy would be king -- then a boy needs to learn how to be a man first! Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 8
Quote1.png I'm the kind of animal that'll do whatever it takes -- to survive the fight! Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 9
Quote1.png What will happen to any of us, lady? You live or you die. Your only worry is that I'm going to decide which! Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 12
Quote1.png I haven't made any difference whatsoever! But that's all going to change... it's time for me to stop being the prey -- and for the hunt to begin! Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 15
Quote1.png Be ready for trouble... 'cause trouble is ready for you!! Quote2.png
Cable - Blood and Metal Vol 1 2
Quote1.png Stryfe! Time's up! Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 18
Quote1.png The life I lived, Kane, you learn to like food less for the taste and more for survival. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 1 3
Quote1.png There's a difference between walking a road and rolling a tank over it! I am trying to teach these kids to be willing to use their powers to fight for what's right -- not just think that because of their powers they have the right to fight! It's something would-be demagogues like you never seem to be able to figure out! Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 28
Quote1.png Swell! Quote2.png
Cable Vol 1 13
Quote1.png I'm not the one ya should be worryin' about, Ch'vayre. From everythin' Redd and Slym told me, Apocalypse went a long way to takin' apart a dream. I'm gonna put it back together...again. Quote2.png
Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix Vol 1 4
Quote1.png Even though I was blind to it for so long, Prosh -- you were, and always have been... the best friend I ever had. Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 39
Quote1.png Give me a little credit, Dom. I wouldn't bring a gun through security. Least not a metal one... Quote2.png
Cable Vol 1 22
Quote1.png Oh, puh-leese. Now, are we gonna play volleyball or what?! Quote2.png
X-Force and Cable '95 Vol 1 1
Quote1.png We are a team. Remember that! Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 50
Quote1.png In the end, it was not your legendary fairy tale "goddess" who overthrew Apocalypse. It was a handful of living, breathing people who gave their all, so that others could reap the benefits of that struggle. But look at us! Another shadow looms over the world, one that may prove greater than Apocalypse himself! And how do we meet the challenge? By holding services at night and turning over all our food and earnings to support the Canaanites by day? Quote2.png
Askani'son Vol 1 1
Quote1.png When you say "bad" -- how "bad" is "bad"? Quote2.png
Askani'son Vol 1 3
Quote1.png It won't matter whether it is called Canaanite, or Apocalypse, or if it takes any other name-- I leave you alive to tell your superiors that as long as there is a darkness on this land-- where man, human, or mutant is oppressed for his beliefs or forced in slavery by birth-- there will always be a light to cast out the likes of you. We will be known as the Clan Chosen-- and we'll be led by the Askani'son! Quote2.png
Askani'son Vol 1 4
Quote1.png So stop yelling at me. I need to concentrate here. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 1 32
Quote1.png If you have a shred of sense, high lord, you'll kill me now. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 1 75
Quote1.png You're history, Apocalypse! I've lost everything and everyone I ever loved to you already... and now that you're down in the dirt where you belong, in the name of all whose blood you've spilled... I'll see you dead and bury -- Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 2 98
Quote1.png She's forged a mind-link with the Neo and projected her consciousness inside! But for all we know this is a trap! If she's snared by his flatline, if she can't return to her own mind, she'll die with him! Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 381
Quote1.png Drop the accusatory tone, Gambit. I haven't even touched him yet. All I've done is make him remember -- make him feel -- all the pain he's caused every person in his long, misspent life. I've made him remember everything -- every life he's so casually destroyed -- every innocent he has maliciously murdered. Stryfe chose death as his legacy. I thought it only fitting to allow him to experience it firsthand. Quote2.png
Gambit and Bishop Vol 1 5
Quote1.png Then that's that. The world's saved. Stryfe's dead. We all live to see another day. Do we have any problem here, gentlemen? Quote2.png
Gambit and Bishop Vol 1 6
Quote1.png What is it I really want? To be a soldier? A hero? A priest? What... Who am I? Quote2.png
Soldier X Vol 1 5
Quote1.png Being able to do something does not necessarily mean you must do it. Quote2.png
Soldier X Vol 1 7
Quote1.png Malcolm Colcord-- the Director of one of the most dangerous military projects to ever grace the Earth......the Weapon X Program. Quote2.png
Weapon X Vol 2 6
Quote1.png But nothing, Blaquesmith-- we proceed according to plan. And if Garrison Kane is foolish enough to get in the way of those plans......I'll rip out his cybernetic heart myself. Quote2.png
Weapon X Vol 2 7
Quote1.png Let's not forget we're at war, people......and war is never pretty. Quote2.png
Weapon X Vol 2 8
Quote1.png I'll need guns. Very, very big guns. Quote2.png
Soldier X Vol 1 12
Quote1.png I've been from the future to the past and back again...but I've run out of time Quote2.png
Cable & Deadpool Vol 1 10
Quote1.png And you understand order and discipline, honor and principle... but you're a captain... and I've been a Four-Star general, head of the joint chiefs of staff, a president and a pope all rolled into one. Quote2.png
Cable & Deadpool Vol 1 25
Quote1.png A million mutants lose their powers, and you keep yours. What was God thinking of? Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 2 191
Quote1.png One more bad guy and we'll get you to -- safety. Quote2.png
New X-Men Vol 2 46
Quote1.png Charles, listen to me... Nothing here is what it seems...and right now, you're the only one left who can help me save the future. Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 494
Quote1.png I'm a soldier. I'm trained for everything. Everything but this. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 2 1
Quote1.png I'm a soldier. I'm trained for everything. Maybe even this. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 2 5
Quote1.png You have to also know that I will move heaven and earth to avoid breaking your heart. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 2 8
Quote1.png Sometimes, it's no fun being right. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 2 11
Quote1.png One minute before dawn, kid. We're doing fine. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 2 25
Quote1.png If this is my last war... then I know I've found the only cause worth dying for... Quote2.png
Avengers: X-Sanction Vol 1 1
Quote1.png I don't want you dead... yet. Quote2.png
Avengers: X-Sanction Vol 1 2
Quote1.png Wolverine and I have a long history-- longer than he knows. Of all the X-Men he is the one who won't hesitate to kill. And that's where we're alike. Spider-Man, on the other hand, is more of an anomaly, acting like this is all one big joke----it's hard to believe his legacy will someday be that he was the greatest hero of all. But not today. Quote2.png
Avengers: X-Sanction Vol 1 4
Quote1.png You have to stay away from Weathers! You have to trust me! Quote2.png
Deadpool & Cable: Split Second Infinite Comic Vol 1 1
Quote1.png You're still alive! Then I'm still in time. Everyone cover your ears -- it's gonna be loud! Quote2.png
Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 3
Quote1.png Could use your help, Shaw. Professor Xavier was right, you know. If mutants are seen helping the world out, maybe the world will go the extra mile for us with the mists. Quote2.png
Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 16
Quote1.png It's the Skull. He's probing your psychic defenses while you're at your most vulnerable: while you sleep. Quote2.png
Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 18
Quote1.png You're lucky I need you alive. For now. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 3 2
Quote1.png Actually, it was known as the Eternals/Inhumans War. When the Eternals created the Time Sword and the Inhumans destroyed it. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 3 3
Quote1.png I already know where the last piece of the sword is "Conquest"... now you chase me. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 3 4
Quote1.png Five pieces, Conquest. You need all five. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 3 5
Quote1.png We don't want to fight you, Selene. We're here to find out what happened to Candra. And save you from a similar fate. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 1 150
Quote1.png I hate that it's you that kills me eventually. I really deserve better. Quote2.png
Despicable Deadpool Vol 1 290
Quote1.png A long time ago I lost control. I made a mistake and I've been paying for it ever since. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 1 155
Quote1.png Welcome to the skirmish field of our very own Danger Room. Every morning from now on, we're doing one hour of intense combat simulation. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 1 158
Quote1.png No, my Mom tells me it's what makes me different. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 1 159
Quote1.png We'll find out -- in time! Quote2.png
Cable & Deadpool Annual Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Because I have to know what type of man came back from the grave. Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Annual Vol 5 1
Quote1.png Stryfe... how did you find me? Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 5 5
Quote1.png I know who you are, son. I didn't think it was possible. Go ahead, reveal yourself for all to see. Quote2.png
Major X Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Big guns were the old guy's thing... I always wanted a big @#$& sword! Quote2.png
Cable Vol 4 1
Quote1.png I know who stole my old body. We have to go... to see the king of Staten Island. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 4 3
Quote1.png I'm saying... we both need the other guy back... He's out there somewhere... sometime. He's our best weapon to stop Stryfe... Quote2.png
Cable Vol 4 9
Quote1.png The assassin is wearing a crude temporal harness. Damage the capacitor on his back to prevent him from accessing the temporal stream! Quote2.png
Daryll Weathers (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Wolverine and I have a long history-- longer than he knows. Of all the X-Men he is the one who won't hesitate to kill. And that's where we're alike. Quote2.png
James Howlett (Earth-12201)
Quote1.png Sometimes the ends justify the means, no matter the cost to your soul. Quote2.png
Nathan Summers (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Spider-Man, on the other hand, is more of an anomaly, acting like this is all one big joke----it's hard to believe his legacy will someday be that he was the greatest hero of all. But not today. Quote2.png
Peter Parker (Earth-12201)
Quote1.png A couple of days back, Krakoa kind of... ate another whole island filled with monsters. Quote2.png
Arak Coral
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Garrison Kane
Well it's about $#%!@ time! Where have you been?
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Cable
Here and there and back again. Staring at my life in the mirror and seeing death reflected back at me. You know... the usual...
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Cable Vol 1 1
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Cyclops
Cable? Nathan...my son...
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Cable
Father...?
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Cyclops
I'm so sorry...for everything that happened...I'm so sorry...
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Cable Vol 1 8
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Wolverine
Whatever. Y'know...Maybe we'll meet again someday. Maybe we won't be on the same side...and you can take a stab at takin' that pain out on me.
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Cable
Count on it.
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Wolverine/Cable: Guts and Glory Vol 1 1

Cable
Wade... only thing that can help me is your blood. Only thing that can help you is mine.
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Deadpool
We're not gonna haveta kiss or anythin'... are we?
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Cable & Deadpool Vol 1 3

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X-Force Vol 2 1

Cable
For hundreds of years, mutants fought for equality, humans for survival of their species. Hundreds more as the last vestiges of humanity fought us for freedom. Hundreds more as mutants fought each other...
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Deadpool
But what for?
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Cable
for equality... for survival... for freedom...
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Deadpool
Sounds like an elephant walk.
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Cable
The snake eating its own tail.
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Cable & Deadpool Vol 1 19

Cable
Wade...
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Deadpool
Do not say thank you. Do not say you're proud of me. Do not say good-bye.
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Cable
Your zipper is down. (Deadpool looks down.) Made you look.
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Deadpool
You are so immature...
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Cable & Deadpool Vol 1 42
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Cable
We're going to head east.
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Hope
What's there?
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Cable
It's where I came from.
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Hope
Really? You didn't just fall from Mars one day?
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Cable Vol 2 10

Cable
Listen, you want to be left alone. I get that. But I got a job for you all the same.
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Colossus
I'm not a super hero. Not anymore.
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Cable
Yeah, well...it's not that kind of job.
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Cable and X-Force Vol 1 2

Cable
What do you want, Scott?
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Cyclops
Not a whole lot. Just a little chat with my son.
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Cable and X-Force Vol 1 6
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Hope
For a second I thought you might hug it out.
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Nathan
Hope...
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Hope
Hey, no judgment. I'm just saying...you might have to buy my silence with ice cream.
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Nathan
Fine.
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