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Quotes by Robert Drake (Earth-616)

Quote1.png My name is Robert Drake. Iceman. I've been an X-Man, an X...Factor-ian, a Defender, a Champion (don't ask). I've been a super hero since before I was old enough to shave. I've stood side by side with the toughest, most powerful heroes in the known universe and always held my own. But today... today I need to be something more. So go ahead, call me a joke if you want. Label me the X-Man with the lamest power ever. But a man of untapped potential? Don't you dare ever call me that again! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Whatever it is, we can handle it. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Ridin' an iceboard is a blast too...but I don't make a federal case out of it! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Just the three of us... against a joker with the power to knock down a mountain! Whatever happened to the weak villains... like Magneto and the Sentinels? Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Hercules! You sure you know what you're doing? Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Too bad we don't have a catchy assembly call! Y'know like "Champions Convene" or something! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Since when did being a mutant become a crime, friend? Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Just the three of us... against a joker with the power to knock down a mountain! Whatever happened to the weak villains... like Magneto and the Sentinels? Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png At home I was always the baby boy -- being coddled and protected! In the X-Men, I was the weak link -- the kid who couldn't hold his own! Is it any wonder I was never sure of myself! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Look, I'd hate to have to ice a lady, but you Avengers have obviously popped your corks! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Say "uncle," Rask, or I freeze your face! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Trust me! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Now I'll do it my way, by myself! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I am pulling the most totally bizarre vibes off the others. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Hey -- pointless combat is what we do best, buddy! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Oh... sorry! Was that cold? Just be glad it wasn't Wolverine giving you the wake-up call! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Teamwork. You gotta love it. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Dr. Cecilia Reyes, you can call me Iceman. I'm one of the X-Men... and I'm here to rescue you. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Oh, you don't. You're not getting me to fly you to Mississippi. That "hypnotic charm" of yours only works on people who don't know about it......and that doesn't include me. Sorry, big guy. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Man, all those crazies we fought and Northstar gets taken down by one of our own guys. Taken down by Wolverine, for Pete's sake. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I just wanted a normal life. A life where my father could be proud of me. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Was a time people laughed at my jokes. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Wake up, Lorna! They're Sentinels! If they don't want to fight us now, it's so they can do something worse to us later! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Surrender? What planet are you from?! You may be the new super-charged edition, but the day hasn't come when the X-Men can't take down one lousy sentinel! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Scott, I don't ever say this, but you-freaking-rock! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Whoa! You come in different colors now? How many varieties of Hulk are available these days? Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png My name is Bobby Drake and I'm not line anyone else you've ever met. Or maybe I am. I'm a mutant. And, I guess, soon to be an X-Man. Whatever that is. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png My name is Bobby Drake. Iceman. I've been an X-Man, an X...Factor-ian, a Defender, a Champion (don't ask). I've been a super hero since before I was old enough to shave. I've stood side by side with the toughest, most powerful heroes in the known universe and always held my own. But today... today I need to be something more. So go ahead, call me a joke if you want. Label me the X-Man with the lamest power ever. But a man of untapped potential? Don't you dare ever call me that again! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png ICEMEN... SMASH! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The thing is, Ororo, I've known Scott longer than anyone. Me and Hank. We've known him forever. We were the original X-Men. The Scott we grew up with-- he would hate this. He would slap the holy crap out of the Scott we have now and he wouldn't stop slapping him. Right? Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Just remember, scared can also mean dangerous, especially since he's likely not in control of his powers right now. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Being grown up doesn't have to mean being endlessly morose and having fun isn't just for five-year-olds. No, the day I can't laugh at how ridiculous this all is, while still loving every single second of it, is the day I walk away and find a new line of work. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I been having nightmares doc. I mean, I've never had great dreams, not since I was a kid, but... these are different, they feel real.[...] That's just it. I'm not doing anything. Just sitting in the dark, in the snow or in the middle of the ice. The nightmare comes from what I'm feeling. Hunger.[...] Because I not hungry for food. I'm hungry for something else...[...] It's the end of the world. That's my other dream. There's nothing left. Not even me, I feel my soul breaking apart, like I'm the snow. And what scares me is that I don't care, sometimes I think I'd like to lose myself. It would be easier to disappear, become someone new , but I don't think I could even if I could. I'm not that lucky. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png There is nothing wrong with me, Wolverine. I'm exactly who I want to be. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png ''What?! No! No, absolutely not, I mean, of course not, I didn't see him leave, What? No, not leave, I mean I didn't see him at all. If I saw him leave I would have said something because no, that's just ridiculous. ... What was the question? Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I can't believe you broke up with older me to date a hologram. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Oh, look, you two have a cute father-daughter thing going now, huh? Or I guess more like grandfather-daughter, right? Wait... it is a grandfather-daughter thing, right? Because if it's not, that is just creepy. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Don't you see? This is just another test. That ark... a week ago we thought there would never be any more of us and now... that ark is 600 potential new mutants. So, maybe this place... this whole crazy Apocalypse World isn't the end, maybe it's an opportunity. An opportunity to start again. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Oh. Hey. Kitty. Four hours in a jet with my favorite ex-girlfriend. Yaaaay. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png C'mon, Frosty. You can do this... they're just people. No big deal. Just a conversation. Why is this so hard... Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png In a lot of ways, I envy you. You just do whatever you want, and no one can stop you. You basically stole Zach from the X-Men by saying "YOLO" in a cute suit. Yes the formalwear looks good on you. Swagger can only get you so far, Daken. We'll get our student back. Have fun festering. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Unless you people think I need to embarrass myself some more... I've got someone's ass to kick. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Hank! She's controlling you or something! You've got to fight her! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png We need to have a talk about the Sentinel in the room. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png An Iceman never kisses and tells. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You're siding with them?! Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Right now, I kinda need some time to be alone -- and think. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Well, we don't have any black holes handy right about now, so we're just gonna have to settle for beating the holy #$@%& outta him. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Sounds like a case for the hottest new team on the streets: Iceshop! ... Needs work, I can hear it too. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png It's okay, Kitty. Emma's just got family drama she needs help with. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png It's time you answered to Iceman and his amazing friends. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png So, a guy called X-Man telling the whole world he's gonna bring about the apocalypse to "make things better"... that's bad for X-Men PR, right? Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Nope. This is between me and Mr. Sinister. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Sinister won't be bothering us for a long time. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Did I hear her right? Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png She's been dead forever and has no idea what you're raving about. But I do, and I'll be damned if some other version of me is going to get to say this to you. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Kill no man... that is mutant law... but an eye for an eye -- is man's law. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Mutants don't die anymore. But humanity's bad ideas do. Quote2.png
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)

Conversations with Robert Drake (Earth-616)


Zelda Kurtzberg
What a groovy poem! And it's in free verse!
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Iceman (Bobby Drake) -- on Bernard's poetry
It hadda be! Nobody'd be nutty enough to pay'im for it!
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X-Men #31
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Iceman
Women... bless their gentle souls... are so understanding! Full of sugar and spice and everything nice!
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Beast
And forgiving, too! Especially forgiving!!!
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X-Men #47
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Iceman
I see that blow on the head didn't damage your talent for big words! I was kind of hoping it had!
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Beast
Big words? I haven't the slightest glimmer of comprehension as to the significance of that obtuse reference!
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X-Men #53

Zelda
What a groovy poem! And it's in free verse!
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Iceman -- about Bernard's poetry
It hadda be! Nobody'd be nutty enough to pay'im for it!
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X-Men Pocket Book (UK) #25
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Iceman
C'mon, Hank, do you have to watch that opera?
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Hank
Shhh -- Kirite Kanawa's about to make her entrance. I thought you were into music, Bobby.
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Iceman
I am -- but the Stevie Ray Vaughn concert starts any minute on MTV!
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Hank
Fear not -- I'm taping that -- And the Ansel Adams tribute for Warren AND "Dynasty" for Dolly and Cloud -- Isn't modern science wonderful?
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Defenders #141
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Iceman
Hey, Vera, ya got any Mercedes Sosa albums? She's terrific in expressing the plight of the peasant class under totalitarian oppression!
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Hank (to himself)
I'm going insane! That must be it!
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Vera
Sure, Bobby! Just come by the store sometime! I give a special discount to politically-aware mutants!
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X-Factor #2

Bobby
What is it?
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Jean
Ground sensors, Bobby! If we walk through the compound, the vibrations of our footsteps will set them off!
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Bobby
So what do we do now?
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Jean
Just hold on and I'll levitate us across the grounds!
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Bobby
So why didn't you just float us over the fence?!
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Jean
I was showing off!
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Bobby
Oh.
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X-Factor #3
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Iceman
Regardless of the method, you can't deny that we've accomplished a lot! We've saved at least two young mutants from an unbearable existence and taught them to use their powers wisely! Why don't you ask Rusty and Arthur how they feel about our set-up?
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Hank
She has a valid argument, Bobby. Besides -- we all know that you'll do anything to keep from returning to your job as an accountant!
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Iceman
Izzat so? Is everyone gettin' cold feet around here except the Iceman?
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X-Factor #5
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Hank
Just tell me... why are we bothering? She doesn't need to be taught to control her powers! She's got plenty of control!
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Bobby, discussing helping Boom Boom.
Of her powers, yeah! But not the slightest shred of self-control!
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Iceman (Bobby)
Listen, Boom-Boom! X-Factor isn't what you think it is! We have a place where mutants can come and be safe and learn to use their powers... ...where they won't have to live on the streets or rely on villains or thievery....
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Boom-Boom
I heard about a school in Westchester... I tried to go there but they ignored me an'...an' scared me...an'... -sniff-
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Iceman (Bobby)
Yeah! That place used to be good, but now... Look, we're not like that! You'll love it with us!
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Beast (Hank) (mocking sing-song)
"You'll love it with us!"
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Iceman (Bobby)
Cut it out, Hank! She needs us! There's a couple of kids a little older than you and a couple younger, already! Please come...?
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Boom-Boom
If you want me to! Gosh, I can't remember the last time somebody asked me please...!
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X-Factor #12

Bobby
So am I a silver-tongued devil or what?
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Scott
What is it with you, Bobby? You actually like talking to those fool reporters?
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Bobby
Yeah, I do. You're lucky somebody does.
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X-Factor #29

Opal Tanaka
Everyone should learn a foreign language, Bobby. It broadens the mind.
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Bobby
I'm from Long Island, sweetheart. English is hard enough all by itself.
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X-Factor #65
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Apocalypse
You've had your fun, X-Factor -- your final fleeting moment of glory -- now it's time for you all to DIE!
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Bobby
Yeah. Right. Sure. So what else is new? Better'n' you have tried, buster, but we're still here and still fighting!
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X-Factor #68
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Hank
You don't have to be so protective.
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Iceman
Sure, I do. You're curious, Hank. I'm the man in the yellow hat. That's our relationship.
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X-Men Unlimited #10

Iceman
I need you to chill out!
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Spider-Man
"Chill out"?
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Iceman
I'm sorry. It was the best I had on a moment's notice!
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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #3
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Sunpyre
Do not touch me. Let us not pretend that we share bonds that we both know are non-existent.
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Iceman (Bobby Drake)
She's Sunfire's sister, alright...!
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Uncanny X-Men #404

Annie Ghazikhanian
Everyone thinks Northstar and I are dating, even though he's openly homosexual..
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Iceman (Bobby Drake)
Northstar is gay?
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Annie Ghazikhanian
Oh, you're kidding me. You didn't know? How could you not know?
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Uncanny X-Men #425
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Bobby
Nah, you're my main nerd.
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Hank
Is this what the cool kids do?
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Bobby
I have no idea what cool kids do.
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X-Men First Class Vol 2 #4

Bobby
Boy, I feel like someone's playing head games with me today. I thought that pile of junk was a lot bigger when we walked in.
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Warren
Oh, it's still big! It's just moved around... a lot.
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X-Men: First Class Finals #2
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Past Robert Drake
First I can't get over the fact that they purposely made Wolverine... and now I can't get over the fact that after they saw what Wolverine turned out like, they thought it might be a good idea to clone him into a teenage girl.
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Past Jean Grey
A girl that Scott Summers quite fancies.
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Katherine Pryde
Scott Summers fancies the genetic clone of Wolverine?
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Past Jean Grey
Yes, he does.
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Katherine Pryde
Shudder.
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All-New X-Men #20

Iceman
I just like talking to the talking raccoon. It makes me feel like a Disney princess.
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Beast
We're here because... princess?
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Iceman
What? I'd make a better princess than you.
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All-New X-Men #23
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Iceman
Who are you talking about?
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Angel
Laura. X-23. The only other girl we know who isn't Jean Grey.
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Iceman
Oh! The girl with the claws.
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Beast
Yes.
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Iceman
What? I didn't catch her name.
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Benjamin Deeds
What were you calling her?
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Iceman
Wolverine clone.
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All-New X-Men #26
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Marvel Girl
But here's the problem, Miss Hill... Why couldn't these Utopians live there?
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Cyclops
Why were they under attack?
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Beast
Why after all we have been through is no mutant safe from attack?
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Angel
How come the Avengers can set up shop anywhere they want and everyone is cool with it?
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X-23
But mutants... With mutants it's always hit first, ask questions latter.
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Iceman
It's enough to make people a little paranoid, yeah?
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Phil Coulson
They were lying.
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Maria Hill
Not about the last part.
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All-New X-Men #41
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Red Bishop
We make a choice. And we live with that choice.
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Ms. Marvel
But... what if you're wrong?
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Iceman
If we're wrong, we're wrong.
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Pyro
And we hope to be lucky enough to try again tomorrow.
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