His preoccupation with computers-- his detailed, seemingly foolproof plan-- his knowledge of scientific programming-- his complex, yet brilliantly executed moves-- It all adds up to one diabolically dangerous figure... The Mad Thinker!!
The Red Ghost and the Super-Apes were exposed to the same cosmic radiation that gave us our incredible powers. If their genetic makeups have begun to merge -- -- both in terms of personalities as well as abilities -- -- is it possible that the Fantastic Four could suffer a similar fate?
And let everyone sleep -- save Galactus and the Watcher. Let Doom be back in Latveria. And when the world awakes, let there be no memory of the horror that has ensued. That's all. There's nothing more -- I can do.
You may tell your boss that we're tremendously honored by his gracious gesture-- but we're not yet done exploring. What gives this family its purpose and its joy isn't the destination... it's the journey.
Without our own dreams, we can't sleep properly. As the condition worsens, we'll become more irritable and less able to think clearly. It'll only be a matter of time before someone gets hurt, or hurts others--seriously, if not fatally.
It's nothing to do with destinies or desires, nothing supernatural about it. It's a random factor that no one could have anticipated... because it is almost beyond belief. The question now becomes... what do I do about it?
Time and time again, your anger and power have threatened the entire planet. So when we learned that Fury sent you into space, we had to seize the opportunity. I have always thought of us as friends, Bruce, so I am truly, genuinely sorry. But for your sake and ours, we're sending you away. It's the only way we can be sure.
Each one of us will have a gem. And never ever shall we use them. You will hide them from everything and everyone. We will be their protectors. None of us will know where the others have hidden them. It is the only way to keep them safe.
Simply put, Plan #101 is "Fix everything." End hunger, poverty, disease and war. Increase freedom. Maximum potential, both individually and collectively. Create opportunities to challenge and enrich the human spirit.
We're thirteen years in the past, honey. In fact, if you look outside that window you'll see us just about to bump into one another. Can you see yourself over there with the green umbrella? ...And here's me smoking that ridiculous pipe. A ringside view of the first time we laid eyes on one another as adults. I love you, Susan. More than anything in the world. Happy Anniversary, darling.
What is the true cost of a man's mistakes? What is the purpose of my life? How can I save my world in these dark times? And the one that changed everything: Who else seeks the answers to these same questions?
So we'll begin here... with you and me. With a new focus for your ongoing and never-ending education. Our curriculum wil start at survival and end at the edge of an eternal tommorrow. The rules are simple... I teach one class, and it's pass or fail. Welcome to the Future Foundation... Together, there is nothing we can't do.
We'll say farewell under the eye of the sun, where he will now rest for all eternity. Some souls burn brighter than others. Sometimes with the power of a million exploding suns. But in the end, the sun sets for us all. It always sets for each and every one of us. But the sun always rises. And every time it does, Sentry... I will always think of you.
You have cancer, Mr. Sykes. In your pancreas, lungs, stomach...it's spreading too rapidly for treatment. I believe you had it prior to the accident, but the poisons you ingested...it has mutated. It's just...it's like nothing I've seen. ... Hard to be sure [you have] one month [left]...maybe two.
We took the Infinity Gems out of circulation. ... For safekeeping. Because every time someone tried to put them together -- to create the Infinity Gauntlet -- Earth, our existence, held on by a thread. We simply took that option off the table.
But they are also not me. They do not have families or friends. They only have each other and their cause. They push worlds around and rebuild suns... This is much, much worse than any of you could have ever imagined.
The problem with your plan, Quiet Man... You put our downfall togather like a scientist: Not with a plan but as a formula. Maybe because of what you lack mentally-- And by that I mean you're crazy-- But you didn't think to account for our personalities. The inner strength that my family has, that I've seen grow with us through the years. You forgot to include that in your calculus. If we're down, we rise. If we fail, we try again. If we lose the battle, we win the war. And that is what makes us... the Fantastic Four!
You spend your entire life looking for that one perfect someone, and when you find her, you think you'll never love anything more... Then you have children, and realize what a fool you were to believe that. And now, I have lost everything. We have all lost everything. My entire life I believed in better days. I believed in tomorrow. I hid that belief in my heart--A stronghold against a world that devours hope. But now the walls have fallen. I have been overrun. And I hope... I believe... In nothing.
I learned that the difference between living and dying is managing fear. Not being afraid so afraid of losing the things you love that you hold them too tight. I used to believe in universal contraction. Entropy and the end of all things. Well, I changed my mind. I'm letting go. Because now I believe in expansion. I believe we endure. Don't you see? Everything lives.
Ben, if it's just you and Johnny left, I have a favor to ask you... explore. Don't stop. You may not think you need it, but you do. And Johnny certainly does. The Multiverse is grand and the four of us only scratched the surface.
And, Valeria, there's something you should know. Logan and Spider-Man were summoned to complete the roster. No one else came because no one else was needed. The program recognized that two members of the FF were already on duty. Your adventure isn't over. That was round one, and all that mattters is that you get back up and try again. You're my son. My daughter. I have complete faith that you'll do your best, make me proud... and be nothing short of Fantastic!
You betrayed me, Reed. You helped me design the Watchtower -- only you would've had the technical know-how to bypass Cloc and give him an order he thought was coming from me. Why did you do it - wasn't it enough to kill me? Did you have to destroy everything I was in the process?
Ben! This creature could tear down the city! For god's sake, let's not make things worse if we can help it. From now on, we work as a team...! Remember, this is what we're here for......Right, Mr. Fantastic...?
You have these doubts...Constant and unrelenting. Some large and some so very small. Am I being too strict? Am I too lenient? Do I praise too often or not enough...Being a parent, having children...it's a constant war between uncertainty and hope. So you live in fear...and there are these doubts...I want to know...was I...were we--
"It matters." The way you people talk about your lives-- Like they mean something... "It matters."
I am the greatest man I know... But compared to this, I'm nothing. Just as you... are nothing. Am I the only man here with the courage of his convictions... Or am I the only one with conviction at all?
These lines you won't cross... These things you won't do... They shame you. How dare any of you put yourself--your damned morals--above the lives of every living thing? The truth is, you people aren't worth that... And neither am I. Our lives are a pittance. A petty, small nothing...