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Quote1.png Listen, Ellen, I've been doing some thinking over the last couple of months... about my Animal Man powers and stuff... and, well, I've come to a decision. I want to go full time into the super-hero business. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png I try to hit it. Try to swing a punch... but... but there's nothing there. Oh God. Oh Jesus. ...My arm... My arm! Oh. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Have you any kind of idea of the terrible conditions these animals live in before they get dragged down to the slaughterhouse and turned into somebody's 'groceries'? Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png You're just assuming that a rat's life is somehow less important than a human life. Who's to say that's true? Think about it for a minute. What makes a human being any more important to the universe than a rat? I mean, think about it. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png The hell with you, asshole. Your goddamn dogs chased my girl down here. Shoot me if you want-- but I'm gonna keep digging. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png How about you? Radioactive Fox bite you or something? Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png I didn't get my powers back just to get killed. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png I just knew I could adapt Part of the Life Cycle of a Bacterium into a Power I could use! I just felt it! Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png He says he called to me on Monday and that I just ignored him. I was in Africa on Monday. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Humans can think Things through. You've got to understand that nothing exists in a Vacuum, Cliff. Everything is connected. Certain Events have certain Consequences. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png ... and I don't understand how I can fly when I don't have wings. What am I picking up from the animals that allows me to do this stuff? Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm Animal Man. What happens when the Continuity changes? What happens to all those lives? Who's responsible? Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm trying. I'm really trying but I just can't get through the days anymore. There doesn't seem to be any point to anything. I can't stand it. I can't take it anymore. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Kids were having breakfast when I got up. I ate some too, then regurgitated it all over them. Seemed the natural thing to do at the time. Ellen and the kids didn't think so... Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Marvin Gaye is alive! I mean, something is wrong with the world. Of course it's great that he's not dead, but he should be... or else something is wrong with my perception of how the world ought to be... Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png You're the key to this, aren't you? The Missing Link? Do you know I defecated in a hotel lobby this morning? Then climbed a tree and chewed leaves? Do you know my wife's having an affair with an English professor? An English professor! That's like your woman running off with... with a baboon or something. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Yes, it was the real Buddy. But I'm the real Buddy too. Can we go through this later? We can't have me being seen at my own funeral... Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Do you really know what it's like to confront the beast that's hidden in the human soul? Listen Ellen... your husband is a man of deep ungodly powers! Can you understand? Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png It's funny... the link is definitely degrading... I can feel it... It's not just the bird power... The whole connection to the field is breaking down. There's confusion... like something is getting in the way... a strange presence... Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png No! I'm a superhuman! I have an identity! Leave me alone! You're not my father! I know who my father is! Get out of my head! Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png You like your name? Maxine made it up... You remember Maxine? She's my... daughter. UNND... God... I feel so bad. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Animals animals animals... Animals... Animals... How I love the animals... Hi, little Oodly Boodley. Animals are smarter than people, wouldn't you agree? I'm gonna miss you guys... But I don't keep prisoners... SCRAM!'' Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png No one understands my life... You people with your nice little powers... How can you know what it's like... to open yourself to the energies that move creation itself? Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Ellen, there was... meaning... in the power. Like... truth... You know, like seeing how everything is connected... Like there's an eye that watches over... everything... An intelligence.. and I... merged with it... For an hour... I became that intelligence... This god-like intelligence at the heart of nature-- Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Give it up, woman. Pull in your talons... and tell me what you're doing here. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png I... I don't know how it happened... I thought I was going crazy... then suddenly it was like I had Animal Powers! I was the tiger. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png We are free, absolutely free. And yet paradoxically, we have no choice. Without us the work of creation will cease. The M-Field, the source, will be no more. That must not happen. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png The bad feeling creeps across my skin, like prickly-heat. My hackles rise. My nostrils flare and I sniff with the nose of a dog. I don't like what I smell. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png These other life-forms which I push by and through don't seem distressed as they wend their inevitable way down to drink willing draughts of oblivion. They've accepted their fates. Not me, though. I'm Buddy Baker-- and I'm not dead yet. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Defiant in rejection, the cat would be content to turn its back and spit in the moon's cold eye. It is me that cries in sympathetic, lonely grief. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png If I could trace the dinosaur's evolutionary branch back through its genetic memory to our shared pint of origin, could I re-evolve myself and be born again? It's so crazy I can't believe I'm thinking it-- but the fact that I'm thinking at all is crazy in itself. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Relax? You'd think, with kids as wild as mine, that'd be out of the question. But it's weird, for nearly the first time since I was lost in the Lifeweb, I am relaxing. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Hmmmm... Misfits. Misfits and freaks, people like us, are our best hope. Sports of nature, mutations-- that's where evolutionary change is sparked. Maybe we should build an ark, gather as many far-out weirdos on it as we can and wait for the deluge... Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png I don't know just what it was, Ellen. A sort of tension was building in me all day. I couldn't stop thinking about all the stupid, bad things we're doing to the planet-- Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png The way I see it, if they don't fit into a deranged society that just wants to inflict its screwed-up values on its children, we should be grateful. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png Everything happens at once. Creatures in infinite variety are giving birth, mating, defecating, ejaculating, fighting, eating, and dying. They're doing it constantly, endlessly... and they're doing it in my head. It's a pretty strange trip, I tell ya. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png I've got to come to grips with this...deal with my loss. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm covered in grass stains and ape saliva! Ellen's going to kill me! Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png There I was in the wilderness -- attacking a ten-ton elephant that had gone berserk! A fool-hardy action for any man -- any normal man. But you see, I was more than that -- I had suddenly found myself gifted with incredible abilities that no mortal man had ever known, for... I was the man with animal powers. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png On the ball, Roger! C'mon... I've got to get together with your pet -- and fast! Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)

Quote1.png You magic types have a way of tossing everything upside down. Quote2.png

--Bernhard Baker (New Earth)
Quote1.png I'm sorry if I seem insensitive, but it's galaxy-saving time. Quote2.png
Bernhard Baker (New Earth)[src]


Quote1.png I tried to borrow speed from a rabbit yesterday and I ended up thumping my foot against the ground for an hour. Every creature on the planet wants off. I need to find out why. Quote2.png
Bernhard Baker (New Earth)[src]


Quote1.png I don't know what kind of animal I'm syncing up with here, but it shoots lightning out of it's face. Quote2.png
Bernhard Baker (New Earth)[src]


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