I have seen men build... and destroy. I have seen this world, which could be a paradise, reduced to a planet of greed, and fear, and hatred! I have seen humanity with its heritage betrayed! I can stomach no more!
Even within the smallest bit of matter, an endless cosmos may exist! For size is ever-changing, ever-relative -- and the sun and planets I see before me prove, beyond all doubt, that there have always been -- and will always be -- worlds within worlds!
The universe has grown accustomed to a captive surfer-- one who had to govern his powers to avoid atomizing the world within the barrier. If they'd remembered me in my free state, they'd never have attempted such treachery!
Even though he bared his Spirit to me by means of his Soul Gem and was twice instrumental in saving the Universe I still do NOT completely TRUST the Man. Perhaps it is because of the Confidence he exudese from having returned from beyond the Grave. More likely it is because Good and Evil mean nothing to him. His only Goal is protecting this Reality from his precious and powerful Infinity Gems and safeguarding them from a Universe that fears and craves them. So focused is he upon this Intent that all other Considerations become secondary. No, I am definitely NOT in the Mood for Adam Warlock.
The Goddess... the Goddess is a false deity. You worship her because she clouds your minds. I, too, was in her thrall... but I wrested free; I know her for the tyrannical creature she is. Now you must throw off her shackles as well, please... you must see the truth in what I say.
I am death's angel. I am not death. Death comes unbidden, with or without my consent. To run from this truth is to give in to darkness. By remaining present, by fulfilling my task, I am reborn in light. To you, Aman, it may burn cold--but it is all I have.
I, too, once wished to die. But the heart is strong. It struggles to keep beating even when the will fails. I think if you were meant to die, you would have. Destiny calls you else-where. Consider what Ellie would want.
My beloved believed in destiny. I was, in those days, a man of reason, and she often chided me for my lack of faith. I know what she would have me do now. Very well, Denise. I will defy augury, and bring you Ellie, If I can.
I am not a god. I have never created life...but I have lived. That is enough. So I will fight to preserve that same opportunity -- to love, to dream, to soar among the stars -- for all those yet to come. Many lives will be lost in the battle ahead -- but their efforts will ensure that some remain to remember their deeds. And, like the gods, the will truly live forever...even after they are gone.
I bring a dire warning, Defenders. The fell energies at work upon Earth threaten to surpass even the Power Cosmic. To confront the enemies before you, you will need all the help you can muster. You will need the aid of the Silver Surfer!
For the longest time, I was only going to places I had been before. Kree space. The Negative Zone. The Milky Way. Thanks to you, I have ventured into new frontiers again. I have traveled so far in your company, sometimes it is hard to imagine the person I was before I met you.
I know you have struggled mightily to bring life to the galaxy... I am proud to see you atone for our shared legacy of destruction, but now all life as we know it is imperiled by a heinous evil, armed with the Soul Gem. I was almost... devoured by power wielded by Ultron. I would not ask if it were not a last resort. What say you, Galactus the Lifebringer? Will you consume one world... to save the entire galaxy?
Your shadow... cannot be erased. You cannot defeat the dark. But you can find the light inside of you. Protect it. Keep it from harm. Care for it. For it will be fragile. And then, when it is strong... share it. Give it away. Shine it down upon those still trapped in the shadows. And in time... perhaps... the brilliance of your light will outshine the void within. And. There. Bathed. In. Flame. You. Will. Be... forgiven.
Huh. Back when we first met, that's all I wanted. I hated the stupid humans. They never left me alone. Then I saw you in the sky, thought you were a flying saucer. I wanted to catch you, make you take me away to another world.