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Quotes by Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)

Quote1.png It takes more than bullets -- or a harlot's kiss -- to kill Nathaniel Essex. Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png 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.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png But you Madelyne Pryor -- my pride, my first and foremost joy -- may call me... FATHER. Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png How unfortunate for you... that Apocalypse is nowhere remotely in the vicinity. What a sinister turn of events this is, eh? Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png 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.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png 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.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png 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.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png 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.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Every man has a price to charge LeBeau. I think I know yours. Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png No, my lord... I exist to serve you and you alone. Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Visionary. Savior. Madman. It doesn't matter. I am SINISTER. Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png And yet, one thing will always remain constant-- Sinister! Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png And experiments, when deemed to be failures... are discontinued. Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Why do I take the trouble to delegate -- if I end up doing everything myself? Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png It takes more than bullets -- or a harlot's kiss -- to kill Nathaniel Essex. Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png 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.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You poor little thing. You didn't understand at all. Sinister is a system... and rebels against the system... are also part of the system. Rebels are the system testing itself. If the system cannot withstand the challenge to the status quo, the system is overturned--- and so reinvented. You little anarchists are just playing your part, like everyone else. A part that's sadly over. Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png 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.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Tell him to let me finish what we started. And then you can have what you think I owe you. Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png 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.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png My sweet holy god, help! There's been a terrible attack! My precious Hellions...They're dead! Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Ah! I knew my little cobra wouldn't stay in her basket! Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Shh. Shhhhhhhh. It's okay. You're back home now and I'm here. Let's get you into that incinerator so we can both forget this ever happened. Quote2.png
--Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)

Conversations with 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.jpg
Faye Livingstone
I can't imagine not.
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X-Men Annual Vol 2 #1995
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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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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



"I find the company of lunatics relaxing." X men: colossus bloodline 4/5

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