An expression or battle cry used by a character. For a line to be a catch phrase, it should be always the same, and not just catchy. To be a catch phrase, the phrase must be repeated multiple times just because something is the most memorable line does not make it a catchphrase unless it is said more than once.
Prominent Catch Phrases
- Stan Lee: "Excelsior!" and "'Nuff said!" were expressions used to cap off his columns
- Avengers: "Avengers Assemble!" (battlecry usually shouted by the team's leader)
- Luke Cage: "Sweet Christmas!" (expression of surprise)
- Namor the Sub-Mariner: "Imperius Rex!" (battlecry)
- Doctor Strange: "By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!" (expression of surprise)
- The Thing:
- "It's clobberin' time!" (battlecry)
- "Wotta revoltin' development!" (expression of surprise)
- Human Torch: "Flame on!" (when turning into his plasma form)
- "Hulk smash!" (battlecry)
- "Hulk is the strongest one there is!" (used as a gloat, or a threat)
- "Leave Hulk alone!"
- Refering to humans, inculding his alter-ego, with the adjective of "puny."
- "With great power comes great responsibility."
- "My Spider-Sense is tingling!" (when his extrasensory ability is triggered)
- "Try not to die."
- They also have "Runaways, run away!"
- Bullseye: "Bullseye." (when hitting his target)
- X-Men: "To me, my X-Men!" (recited the team's leader, usually Professor X, to call their teammates)
- Wolverine: "I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do isn't very nice."
- "Oh, my stars and garters!" (expression of surprise)
- Layla Miller: "I know stuff."
- Colossus: "By the white wolf!" (expression of surprise)
- Prior to the fall of the Soviet Union, he was known to say "Lenin's ghost" or "Lenin's beard."
- Storm: "Goddess!" (expression of surprise)
- Nightcrawler: "Ungaublich!" (expression of surprise, German for "That's incredible!")
- Silver Surfer: "To me, my board!" (when calling his surfboard)
- Rom of the Spaceknights: "Gods of Galador!"
- Namorita: "Suffering Shad!"
- Miss Thing: "Thing Rings, do your thing" (when activing her Thing Rings)
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