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Quotes by Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)

Quote1.png Believe me... this time, the Hulk is finished! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You've got the wrong freak-- is that what you want to tell me? You feather-brained foul-up! That's the Abomination!! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png ... No Commie in tin suits will ever take Thunderbolt Ross alive! Never! I'll see you in hell first! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The world's had enough bombs -- enough of the unpredictable after-effects of atomic radiation --- something which nobody knows any better than I do! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Incredible! Is there nothing that brute cannot survive? Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I'm going to end the menace of the Hulk once and for all! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png It was your idea to fake my death... You planned this all along... I can't ever be Ross again...only...Red... Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png No, I figured this out before I ever changed. But now I really get it. Hulk is every part of yourself you don't let out. The ugly truth any decent human tries to hide. I'm a soldier. Was. My whole career was about acknowledging that side and letting it do what only it could. To survive. To kill. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png So if you're ready to fight, you'd better be ready to kill. Because if you're not going to kill, then you're going to lose. Scott Summers just lost this war. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Anything is better than taking a life! -- Even the life of a merciless monster! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Super-Humanoid??! Not on any base that I command, mister! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I'm going to end the menace of the Hulk once and for all! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png No one wants to hurt you! Can't you see that? Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You're a brave man, Banner... Far braver than I've ever given you credit for! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Son, I didn't get these Stars by being somewhere else when the spit hit the fan! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Dear lord--was I somehow, on some subconscious level...repaying the favor? Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png These endless battles between us. They can't continue. I'm going to drain the life out of you, Banner. More exactly, I'm going to drain the Hulk out of you. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Fight smart! Fight the fights you can win! Don't pick a fight beyond your power grade! Don't think of it as a fighting of friend or an X-Man... think of it as saving the world! Put you opponent down because they will do likewise! If we are not successful the world won't exist tomorrow! Be successful! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You know better than anyone that the infection cannot be cured. "It has to be cut out." Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png All right, Castle. It's your show. What are we going to do? Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png If anything, she has control over me. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png There is a way. I can get you as much as you could possibly need or want. More. You just need to do it on my terms. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Doctor Strange, Earth's Sorcerer Supreme, has gone rogue. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Forget it. Those costumed clowns have had their chance. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Do you think it was an accident that the Watcher showed up today? Two of the strongest beings in the universe--at odds against each other--cracking the earth down to the core. Don't pass out on me yet. I'm not interested interested in that milksop Banner. I want the Hulk! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png My allies will destroy you all. Baron Mordo. Terrax. Tiger Shark. Together we make -- The OFFENDERS! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Heh. I started this game hoping for your death. I realize now that I've left you even worse off than dead. With a broken heart. Just as you left me, Banner... Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png They'll never know what hit them... Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png What they don't understand -- even with all their brain power... I don't want to stop them. I'm going to make sure that they succeed... Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The line in the sand between man and beast gets very blurry during war. You don't get to hold your moral ground when 'thou shalt not kill' is no longer an option. That doesn't make me uncomfortable. Never has. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png It's over. I never should've put my faith in Banner. I might die, but worse than that, this country -- which I gave an oath to serve -- will fall in a military coup that I designed. The Intelligencia has won. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I'll help you figure out that campaign. How to defeat real people. But if you don't go ahead and factor Hulk into it...you might as well throw up the white flag now. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I was General Thunderbolt Ross. I became the very thing I hated most in life. I am the Red Hulk. And for all I've done...I deserve to die... Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I always suspected that Talbot was an L.M.D. Like with the Ross L.M.D., the Leader wasn't going to let anyone assume command other than himself. This Talbot probably didn't even know he was just a thing. The Glenn Talbot I knew and respected was and will remain dead. In the end, everything is as it should be. I won. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Nhn-nice. But I've taken hits from the green Hulk, king. On my planet...we hit hard! Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Wwe am smmash for vengeance. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Never ask me for a ride again. Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png It's obvious now that monster has some kind of interest in Betty... and we're going to find out why... Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I was General Thunderbolt Ross. I became the very thing I hated most in life. I am the Red Hulk. And for all I've done... I deserve to die... Quote2.png
--Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)

Conversations with Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)

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Machine Man
He's used the Rigellian resources to manipulate hydrogen -- create a new water supply and terraform the desert. It harnesses geothermal power to run the city and protect it with the impassable dome. I only cannot see why the Rigellian program wasn't successful at imprinting its protocol in his brain.
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Red Hulk
Really? That's the easiest thing to figure. The alien program never had a chance. It was made to work with a bunch of clean slates, not a warrior who's gone through hell for years to stay alive. The kinds of things a man has to do to become...to keep his people alive in the desert, even without always being hunted? You're not going to change that man's mind. Ever.
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Hulk Vol 2 #45
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Red Hulk
What was the white stuff?
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Red Leader
Magnesium. I was certain that was a Symbiote weakness. My other brain, my Internet brain told me, and--
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Red Hulk
Internet? A website? Which one?
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Red Leader
...
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Red Leader
Wikipedia. I am no longer convinced it is entirely reliable.
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Thunderbolts Vol 2 #23
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Spider-Man
Someone yell for some Kool-Aid?
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Red Hulk
What the hell are you talking about?
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Spider-Man
I'm just amusing myself. Don't worry about it.
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Astonishing Spider-Man Vol 3 #79
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Red Hulk
I half expected to be dealing with Banner in Hulk's body, but not even Banner would have a haircut that dumb.
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Doc Green
Lose the fashion advice, Ross. Stick to deserting your country.
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Hulk Vol 3 #10
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Spider-Man
Someone yell for some Kool-Aid?
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Red Hulk
What the hell are you talking about?
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Spider-Man
I'm just amusing myself. Don't worry about it.
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Avenging Spider-Man #1
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Zero/One
That woman resembles your daughter.
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Red Hulk
Karen, my commander's daughter, years later. And then...my wife. Karen came with me to every post until Betty was born. Then I pulled every string I could to get assigned to the nearest base so we could come back here to live.
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Zero/One
Twelve years later she develops cancer and dies. This is the next key focal point, I found nothing consequential between it and the last.
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Red Hulk
All the time you skipped past...that was the best part.
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Hulk Vol 2 #41
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Sultan Magus
Coff -- you made a dire mistake...Dagan Shah will --
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Red Hulk
-- will kiss my red butt.
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General Reggie Fortean
Let him go, Red! ... The Arab League came to an agreement earlier. They recognize new borders as defined by the man you're holding. He's agreed to stop trading arms, and a majority of the member nations accepted. Sharzhad is now a legitimate country, and you're on their ground.
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Sultan Magus
Then I declare you...in violation of our border. You have two minutes to leave.
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