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Quotes by Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)

Quote1 No, my lord... I exist to serve you and you alone. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 You are very close to uncovering Genosha's darkest secrets. And I am dangerously near to being discovered for my part in it. This will be our final meeting. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 The son is party to the sins of the father. This has been a self-evident truth to the Summers family line time and time again. Acknowledge this, Cable-- and accept your DESTINY! Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 I would, if I could only free myself from this blasted so-called conscience that still pollutes me. ... if that is what is required for science to progress... then let me be a monster! Let me be a monster! Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 These mutants have known only pain and suffering. Except for Havok, who has no excuse. They know quiet only in carnage, peace only in violence, tranquility only in insanity. If that is how they best express their gifts, who are we to stop them? Is not the expression of their mutation a birthright? Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 It takes more than bullets -- or a harlot's kiss -- to kill Nathaniel Essex. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 Tell him to let me finish what we started. And then you can have what you think I owe you. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 I realized, why keep cloning my own henchmen only to see them inevitably lose to the X-Men, when I can clone my own X-Men?! I give you, Sinister's Six! Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 But you Madelyne Pryor -- my pride, my first and foremost joy -- may call me... FATHER. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 Every man has a price to charge LeBeau. I think I know yours. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 This is how it will be... Scott will look at his cosmic-kissed comrades and say... "We've got this power. We can make a better world. And I think it'd be a better world without Sinister in it." And then he'll come. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 There's a spectacle to appreciate. And damn me, if I say it myself... it's everything I imagined it would be. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 You haven't understood at all. You can't kill me. There is no "me." Sinister is a system. Sinister is a species. Everything is Sinister. And if you're not Sinister, your time is over. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 We both lost what everything we worked hard to achieve. You lost your status, your liberty, the respect of your peers, your love, your mentor... I hear they're on a special inhibitor helmet for you. I've lost my empire, my blessed creation engine, my back up, my Madelynes... I'm all on my lonesome... There are two key differences, of course. You got what you wanted. And I got what I desired for minutes. So bravo. You win this battle. However... now you are in there. And me? I'm out here. So that's why I'm visiting, Scott. I just wanted to provide a final dilemma for you to chew over. No need to rush the answer, take your time... the way I see it, you can stay in this cage , taking a moral victory as a political prisoner. Claim whatever high ground you can locate in the swampy pit you dug... or you can come out and play. Because you know... that no one else could stop me. In your own good time. Ready when you are. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 And yet, one thing will always remain constant-- Sinister! Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 And experiments, when deemed to be failures... are discontinued. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 How unfortunate for you...that Apocalypse is nowhere remotely in the vicinity. What a sinister turn of events this is, eh? Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 In the weeks I've studied you and your abilities, Nathan - met and mapped your mind far more intimately tha you could possibly yet know, in fact - I learned all about you. The infinite potential... at your command... the full promise... of the man called Cable... Mine... once before... Mine by right. You are power incarnate, It's true. Crude, uncontained power. But I, child of the atom... I am control. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 Visionary. Savior. Madman. It doesn't matter. I am SINISTER. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 It takes more than bullets -- or a harlot's kiss -- to kill Nathaniel Essex. Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1 Why do I take the trouble to delegate -- if I end up doing everything myself? Quote2
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)

Conversations with Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)

Nathaniel Grey (Earth-295)
Nate Grey
I'm just looking for a life, trying to find some version of normalcy - all I ever wanted really. And you would take that away. Again. To use me as a weapon of war.
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Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Mister Sinister
You are a weapon, Nate, make no mistake about that... The most wondrous, enchanted, limitless weapon this world has yet to see wielded. And this is a war to end all wars. But I will not have you fall on another's battlefield. I will see you steeled for the final conflict to come - first tempered and tutored by the finest of all...
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X-Man #19
Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Nathan Essex
Nathan, please. Would you care to dance with me?
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Faye Livingstone (Earth-616) from X-Men Annual Vol 2 1995
Faye Livingstone
I can't imagine not.
Conversation Tail
X-Men Annual Vol 2 #1995


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