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Quote1.png We did what we had to do, what we always do. The right thing. Quote2.png
New Warriors Vol 1 13
Quote1.png Danger, Will Robinson! You look cute when you're pouting, Nita. Quote2.png
New Warriors Vol 1 27
Quote1.png I don't know what's goin' on here, Nita -- but it stops right now! Even if it means I gotta take you out to do it!! Quote2.png
New Warriors Vol 1 32
Quote1.png Aha! There are the bad guys with their hands in the cookie jar! Quote2.png
Nova Vol 2 8
Quote1.png Move 'em away from the refugees first, Warriors! Hit 'em hard -- don't give 'em time to react! Quote2.png
New Warriors Vol 1 54
Quote1.png I can do anything, Angel. I can see in the dark. I can juggle cars. I can fly in outer space. Yeah, I can do anything...including burning the surface of this screwed-up planet to ash in order to find her. And if that's what it takes...then that's what I'm gonna do! Quote2.png
New Warriors Vol 1 56
Quote1.png Aw, I don't friggin' believe it... ... Speedy! Is it really you? Quote2.png
New Warriors Vol 1 71
Quote1.png Well, what we waiting on?! Let's take this guy down! Quote2.png
Marvel Team-Up Vol 3 11
Quote1.png If I'm the only one left alive...who the hell is talking to me? Quote2.png
Annihilation: Nova Vol 1 1
Quote1.png We had a fighting chance for two seconds. That chance is gone. I can't believe it. How is it possible that situation just got worse? No, seriously, how is it possible?. Quote2.png
Annihilation Vol 1 2
Quote1.png You've been monitoring the transmissions from Earth. You know what's going on down there. 'A house divided cannot stand.' WE had a United Front and look where it got us! They're split into warring factions down there...of no use to us, to ANYONE! It's as if they've forgotten how to be heroes! Quote2.png
Annihilation Vol 1 4
Quote1.png This is for the billions dead by your hand...THIS IS FOR NOVA CORPS! Quote2.png
Annihilation Vol 1 6
Quote1.png Okay, let's review. Your ride is toast. I'm Nova. You're dead. Allow me to demonstrate. Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 1
Quote1.png Quasar died in front of my eyes. Even Thanos was killed. And you heard something... Vague? Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 2
Quote1.png I think the world's gone psycho and I want off. Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 3
Quote1.png Is this gonna hurt? Robbie? Is this like that time when you wired me into Sherlock and said it wouldn't hurt, but it did? A lot? Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 17
Quote1.png Like most Rigellians, Irani's simultaneously smarter than God and as devoid of Personality as a Paper Clip. Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 19
Quote1.png I want to ask you, guys. Back in the day, was I a team player? Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 20
Quote1.png Sometimes I still feel like an average joe from Long Island. Quote2.png
Nova: The Origin of Richard Rider Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Doctor, I was the cockiest son of a shlag this side of Zeta Reticula. Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 23
Quote1.png I am Richard Rider, the Nova Prime, and you have killed far, far too many of my Centurions. Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 26
Quote1.png I've come for my brother. You will hand him over or I'll burn you where you stand. Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 27
Quote1.png Here's what I think. I was right...but Worldmind was right too. There ought to be a Corps, but I want to build it slowly and carefully. You guys have all been exceptional. If you want to call it quits now, I'm happy with that. But if you want to stay and become the first generation of probationers, I'd be honored to have you. We'll train together, and work together. Then, when you're ready, we'll recruit the next generation together. Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 28
Quote1.png What the hell? Another Darkhawk? Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 31
Quote1.png Blue blazes. Namorita? Babe...you're alive?! Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 32
Quote1.png I can't. I can't. ... I won't lose you again! I love you, 'Nita! I won't let you d -- Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 35
Quote1.png Human rocket, Worldmind. Human rocket. Nothing outruns us. Send out an 8x8 distress. Warn everybody that the Fault is a priority extradimensional threat. And worldmind...? ... Tell them I am responding. Quote2.png
Nova Vol 4 36
Quote1.png Is every super hero twelve now? Quote2.png
Nova Vol 7 2
Quote1.png Kid--you've got a Black Nova helmet. You're way faster than me. Quote2.png
Nova Vol 7 3
Quote1.png My brother has a brain, I'm sure he's gone where he could be the most help. You've never been to the old Nova homeworld, have you? Quote2.png
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 11
Quote1.png Take your amulet, go back to Earth, and stay there. Because if I ever see you out here again... I'll rip it out of your chest myself and throw you into the darkest cell I can find. Quote2.png
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk Vol 1 4
Quote1.png Let it fall... it's time to end this one way or another. Quote2.png
Annihilation - Scourge Omega Vol 1 1
Quote1.png There's nobody left. It's us or it's nobody. Quote2.png
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 6 1
Quote1.png We can't face them anywhere near sentient life-- And this is the most lifeless place there is. I know. I was there. This is where we fell. Quote2.png
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 6 11
Quote1.png This galaxy is not your toy. This galaxy is guarded. Got it? Quote2.png
Guardians of the Galaxy (Earth-616)
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Nova
Galactus eats planets to survive. But the energy converters he's used to speed that process up...
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Marvel Boy
Will work for anyone if they can copy the tech.
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D-Type Converter
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Nova
Drax's really been flapping his lip, hasn't he?
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Quasar
So...?
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Nova
He thinks he's my mentor, you realize?
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Quasar
Did you ask him to be your mentor?
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Nova
I may have mentioned something.
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Quasar
You watch yourself. He's bad news. Six months' time, I don't want to have to come after you because he's turned you into "Evil Nova".
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Nova
"Anti-Nova", surely?
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Quasar
Or "Dark Nova". "Dark Nova" is the union preferred form. So, about this stargate.
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Annihilation: Nova Vol 1 3

Nova
I remember you said to me once, you said... 'if death ever comes your way and won't let you pass... make sure you scream right back in his face.'
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Star-Lord
I said that?
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Nova
You did.
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Star-Lord
Rich, you really shouldn't trust anything I say. Most of the time, I just make stuff up.
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Nova
I know. Let's scream in his face anyway.
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Thanos Imperative Vol 1 6
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Sam Alexander
I can't keep up with school, my friends hate me, and the other Avengers... I get the sense that they don't want me around. I mean, really, there are more than enough superheroes in the world. I've been thinking lately that I need to start focusing on what's really important, You know? Figure out what I really need to do.
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Richard Rider
You gotta suck it up, kid.
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Sam Alexander
Sorry?
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Richard Rider
Look at me. I'm currently trapped inside a pocket dimension after sacrificing myself to entrap an intergalactic warlord. So now I'm stuck here, trapped inside an alien supercomputer for the rest of my life. I'll never see my home, my friends or my family ever again. And I would do it all again because of one simple reason: what would have happened if I didn't. Peace and order aren't the natural state of things. They had to be invented and they have to be constantly defended. That's why the Nova Corps was created. That's the legacy that you carry on. Yeah, I know, down on Earth, you've got the X-Men, the Avengers, Spider-Man, everyone. I can seem like things are taken care of. But relative stability... It's a house of cards, Sam. And there are people and things trying to blow it all down every single second. We need all the heroes we can get. I'm sorry Sam, but you have the power to help and save people. You're not allowed to give up.
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Sam Alexander
I know you're right...
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Nova Vol 6 11

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