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Quote1.png How--? You... You really are...me! Quote2.png
Cable Vol 1 30
Quote1.png Great speech, big brother---now show me what you got! Quote2.png
Cable Vol 1 31
Quote1.png Sinister can't hide the truth from me. I'll rip it out of his head! Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 57
Quote1.png I'm sorry, Peter, so sorry - I shouldn't have come back here - but it started last night, after dinner at your place... I was on my way home. Thinking about the evening I just had spent with your family. Then something hit me out of nowhere - hard, fast - something blue, red, all teeth... And it sure wasn't Santa Claus. Quote2.png
X-Man Vol 1 24
Quote1.png Man, this is some spooky Countryside. So dark and desolate. So devoid of Life and Light. Reminds me of Home. Quote2.png
X-Man All Saints Day Vol 1 1
Quote1.png My body's only defenseless, Killgrave... until my mind decides otherwise. You can't touch me anymore dreep. But I am all over you. Quote2.png
X-Man Vol 1 36
Quote1.png I've never claimed to be your God or anyone else's... I never wanted the notoriety my powers brought me. But at least I used those powers selflessly, to try to help people! You're the one who comes wrapped in all the holier-than-thou trappings and all you want to use your powers to do is kill, destroy, shed blood! You're a hypocrite and a bigger blasphemer than I could ever hope to be! And I've had more than enough of you! Quote2.png
X-Man Vol 1 48
Quote1.png That would make you Nemesis, wouldn't it...? Been there, done that. Quote2.png
X-Man Vol 1 50
Quote1.png Is... Is it p-possible-- IS IT ACTUALLY POSSIBLE-- did I finally do what everyone's been afraid I would do? What I've been afraid I could do?! Sparked by a dream, maybe, or just a passin' thought o' some sort-- nothing more than an unconscious whim-- Have I somehow recreated the world around me in my own image? Quote2.png
X-Man Vol 1 56
Quote1.png My mind. My Weapon. Quote2.png
X-Man Vol 1 57
Quote1.png And maybe even figure out a way to keep me alive longer that a few years, right..? Some way of preventin' my body from bein' consumed by my own energies... before it's too late?! You're afraid to tell me that thought. Afraid I won't let you look for the "cure"... 'cause I'm afraid you won't find one. But I can read your mind, Reed... and you know that... Quote2.png
X-Man Vol 1 59
Quote1.png I'm a shaman. Like it or not, you're my tribe. Quote2.png
X-Man Vol 1 63
Quote1.png Destroy it, then. I can't fight you. But you'll waste time. Time's on my side now. You made a mistake. I know what you're afraid of. Quote2.png
X-Man Vol 1 73
Quote1.png Do you want to know what Idris did? She looked up. That's all. Look. LOOK! Quote2.png
X-Man Vol 1 74
Quote1.png You're a conduit to every living thing on Earth. With you, my energy will flow through everything. I'll taint everything. I'll make this world useless to your people. Quote2.png
X-Man Vol 1 75
Quote1.png What have they done? What have they done?! What have you done?! Quote2.png
Dark X-Men Vol 1 2
Quote1.png So very impressive, so very earnest! I don't know why I'm even bothering. I'm clearly going to get my butt kicked. But there's one I don't understand. Bob -- why are you doing with these guys? Back in the day, we were partners, weren't we? ... They called us 'X-Man and the Sentry'. We fought the Brood, Galactus, the rogue Thor -- the Void -- Quote2.png
Dark X-Men Vol 1 3
Quote1.png We have to... finish... this. Quote2.png
Cable Vol 1 157
Quote1.png I am not hiding, Jean. Say what it is you have to say. And then join me at my side or be destroyed to make way for what is right, what is next, what is necessary. Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 6
Quote1.png If I couldn't make your world into a Heaven... at least I could fight to keep it from becoming Hell. Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 7
Quote1.png Please... you have not seen what I'm capable of. I have been patient. I have been benevolent. I only sought to create a world where mutantkind could finally be at peace. But I see now that it's not possible... that the X-Men have been, and always will be, all too eager to cut off their own noses to spite their faces. That you can only find peace in chaos. So die knowing that you brought this upon yourselves. Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 9
Quote1.png Mother, you don't understand... I see so clearly what I have to do. I can't save the world. Not when you people will always stand in my way... I can't make this into a world where the X-Men belong. Goodbye, X-Men. Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 10
Quote1.png I've read their minds. They still see me as a time-lost, brash, headstrong kid in a leather jacket. So I'm forced to see myself that way. And I hate it. Because I am not my past. I am the world in front of me. Quote2.png
Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men Vol 1 3
Quote1.png This world was built from a collective vision. One I pulled from all of your minds. I didn't just create it. The world flows through me, and I flow through it. I am this world. Quote2.png
Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men Vol 1 5
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Nate Grey
Forge, I... Somehow I've got to get you to understand. What I did tonight... You may think it was wrong - but it felt good. I helped those people. I made a difference. And I Want to do more.
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Forge
Nate. What you did... it may have looked heroic - it may have even felt heroic - but I have buried too many friends and family in this war - to let you commit suicide
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X-Man Vol 1 1
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Sinister
For centuries I waited for such a magnificent combination -- the Prelate Cyclops -- with a wondrous telepath named Jean Grey. I waited for the two of them to come together and finally... with a slight touch of growth acceleration... the result was more than I could have imagined.
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Nate Grey
Okay, Mister, time for you to listen. I'm not and I've never been your puppet! I have memories... and dreams... and hopes... and loves! Doesn't matter what you say -- or how you twist the truth -- I'm not anyone's project!
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X-Man Vol 1 4
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Rex
Next Shot. I won't miss.
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Nate Grey
Then mister - you just made the biggest mistake of your life. 'cause I don't miss!
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X-Man Vol 1 6
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Nate Grey
Madelyne... I... I'm not real good with sayin' stuff... but ever since... I don't know... You make me... smile...
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Madelyne Pryor-Summers
I know. There's something... special... between us, isn't there?
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X-Man Vol 1 7

Dark Beast
You weren't built to last. But I can fix that. I can make you better. I can help you LIVE. Forget the world. Forget the pens. Life or Death... That's what I'm offering you... And the change to rule by my side...
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Nate Grey
So... Who wants to get old?!
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X-Man Vol 1 9
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Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Nathan, give me a chance to explain...
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Nate Grey
Explain what?! That you've been talking to Xavier?! Reporting to him?! That you're afraid of me?! That everyone on the Island is in on it with you? Or that you're now saying I'm going to die - that my own power is destroying me! I thought you said I was going to live! You betrayed me!
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X-Man Vol 1 12
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Nate, when he won, and immured Exodus.
The innocent need never fear again, the Demon-Lord, or his pits of hell. I will not allow it to happen again, Exodus - not now, not ever - this place, this planet Earth shall NEVER suffer the yoke of Apocalypse!
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Threnody after that.
Unreal. Finally realized that Sinister was the worst thing that could happen to me - even started to hope a guy like Nate might be the best - but it's starting to look like I've traded the devil I know for the devil I don't.
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X-Man Vol 1 14
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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 Vol 1 19

Havok
Don't bother. I've got nothing to hide here anymore, Nate. The walls are down, finally, all defenses dropped. Step right on in and see for yourself. Meet the true secret of your success. Your sudden ability to re-access tour telekinesis.
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Nate Grey
He's behind you right now, in the shadows... The Black Beast of my Earth... Death Doctor of the Apocalypse?!
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Dark Beast
Once again, Grey. Welcome to my world...
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X-Man Vol 1 27

Aurora
I'm all yours, hero. Any time.
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Nate Grey
Then hustle it already, Aurora, because I... I... Um, just get dressed.
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Aurora
What's the hurry, Nate? Don't see anything you like so far?
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X-Man Vol 1 28

Majestrix Lilandra
You are free to go.
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Nate Grey
Is that it? What happened to, "Oh, sorry we abducted you and tried to perform potentionally deadly expirementation on your body, not to mention leaving you with a really massive freakin' headache."
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Majestrix Lilandra
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Nate Grey
Hey, just asking.
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X-Man Annual Vol 1 1997
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Nate Grey
How many times do I have to tell you kiddo?.. I can't raise the dead.
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Roust
Can't, hero...? Or won't.
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X-Man Vol 1 35
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Nate Grey
Madelyne..? Madelyne Pryor?!
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Madelyne Pryor-Summers
You needed me, Nate. I felt it in the heat of the blood pumping through my body, in the breeze through every hair on the back of my skin. You called out to me in a slow soft whisperer, whether you know it now or not... And I came, boy. In a heartbeat.
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X-Man Vol 1 38
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Nate Grey
I won't hurt you like that ever again Madelyne.
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Madelyne Pryor-Summers
Don't you get it yet, "Hero"? Haven't you been listening? You are hurting me! You never stopped hurting me!
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X-Man Vol 1 41

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