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Quote1.png Why do you keep acting as if he were some kind of homicidal maniac? He wanted to help people. But he went too far, and he knew it-- and he couldn't stand it. He wasn't a bad man. He was a good man...who did a bad thing. And if you can't tell the difference between the two--then what the hell are you doing here? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I can't change the color of my skin... what I try to do is something far more difficult... to be a human being. And hopefully, someday, we'll see each other only in that way. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png The abomination that killed me. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Red sun, magic war, it could be raining Kryptonite, I don't care. Next time you need my help, you let me know. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm not sorry to say that I'm sending you home empty-handed, Maelstrom. You seem like a very disturbed woman. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You need to get off Earth for a while, and not just to the Moon. You need time to clear your head. I haven't spent enough time teaching you how to use your powers and how to not rely on them, but that's going to change. I just tossed you into this life and relied on other people to train you. I'm sorry for that, but I'm going to make it up to you. I've asked Power Girl to watch Metropolis for a week while we get away. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png A third Kryptonian. He-- or she-- could be lost, alone, in need of help. Or a deadly threat to Earth. We had to know. And aside from that, I wanted to know. Another survivor of my long-shattered home. Like me, like Kara... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png When you're in a position of power -- sometimes it's not easy to remember what all this is for. People, problems, and ideas can get lost in the confusion of our world. Stay focused. Don't let a few bad apples spoil our American pie. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I may have been conceived out there in the endless depths of space... but I was born when the Rocket opened, on Earth, in America. I'll cherish always the memories Jor-El and Lara gave me... but only as curious mementos of a life that might have been. Krypton bred me, but it was Earth that gave me all I am. All that matters. It was Krypton that made me Superman... but it is the Earth that makes me Human! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm not particularly fond of Gotham. It's like someone built a nightmare out of metal and stone. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

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--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png A world so sophisticated that every centimeter is covered with machines and computers. There hasn't been so much as a single blade of grass for centuries. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Whenever a story happens, the Planet gets it first and has it webbed and in print while the New York Times is still fishing for sources. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Pokolistan. A DWARF in the former Czech Republic whose name had been lost to BRUTAL HISTORY -- I'd never even HEARD of it before YESTERDAY -- except maybe once in a DREAM -- a very BAD DREAM. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Only two miles from the Daily Planet and it might as well be another planet! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'll tell you something about glory. A hero doesn't want it. The best day of my life will be the day the world doesn't need me anymore. But until that day comes... I'll never quit fighting for what's right. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Welcome to...well, I'm not all that certain which circle of hell this is, but I'm sure it's pretty deep. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Not so...tough without your brother to...back you up. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png No one dies today! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Do I look like a Bizarro? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png We can learn if a beautiful woman can suffer. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png It's not just a mindless mass of mystical forces... It's alive!! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I don't know how you're involved in this, Etrigan...but if you've finally reverted to your hell-born beginnings, and turned against humankind...you'll find me ready to stop you!! Now get off me!! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Lois, for the past few years, I've lived a double life... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Doom is relative, Eradicator. Are you ready to meet yours? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Show yourself, you cackling weasel! Let's end this once and for all! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Gone! Rocket was a decoy! Joker must've dropped through here instead! I hate when that happens...! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png As long as I breathe, I've got to give everything to protecting this city — right down to my very last spark of energy! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Lois is so understanding. It's good to know there'll never be a conflict between what she wants and what I have to do. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png What you said is fundamentally true: I am, and always will be Clark Kent. The decision I made to sacrifice myself if necessary came from who I am--not what. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Inspector Sawyer. Doesn't your shift ever end? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png The only thing I'm ever afraid of when I put on this suit and do my thing ... is that I might not see you again. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Drop the Santa cap and back away from the reindeer before someone gets hurt. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us. And on my soul, I swear... until my dream of a world where dignity, honor and justice becomes the reality we all share -- I'll never stop fighting. Ever. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png He took my happiness and ruined it. And yes I hated him for it. And yes, I also wanted revenge. But murder? No, not an option. Never has been. Never will be! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I don't do 'yield,' Adam. I mostly do 'painful beatdown.' How many can I put you down for? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png All right, Luthor -- let's end this! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'll always be there. Always. It's not the powers. Not the cape. It's about standing up for justice. For truth. As long as people like you are out there, I'll be there. Always. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png A young boy fell from the sky. You took him home. You forged documents. You raised him as your own. Tell me how you did it. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You've spent years trying to kill me, Luthor. You've unlocked every way to hurt me. You've built hundreds of weapons to do it. Mind if I borrow them? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png See you tomorrow! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Welcome to Earth, Brainiac. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png All of you must be crazy! How can you harbor Zod?! How can you treat him like a hero?! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Do your worst, Luthor. Do it forever. I won't break. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Your central node. I'll put it back-- --when we've won here. Probably. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You just killed an innocent man. Why should you be the judge of what Doomsday deserves?! He maybe a mass murderer-- --but the fact that you have achieved intelligence says he has the potential for change, for redemption. Nobody else dies today. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png The monster that killed me when I gave my all to protect Metropolis. Now I'm fighting for something more precious. My family. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png They claim to know the future. Even gave me a glimpse of it. A time when Luthor rules Apokolips ... and is every bit as bad as Darkseid. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Everything they're saying ... it's true. You're guilty! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm just glad... I don't have another crisis brewing. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Like I said, my name's Clark White, I'm just a husband and father working a farm. You're the one who said you were Superman. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png It doesn't matter who she is or what she's done. I'll do what I have to do to save her. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png It's a strange feeling. The fate of the world rests on the negotiating skills of a Kansas farm-boy. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Our next lesson will have to wait, Cleric. If I don't take matters into my own hands, we'll never resolve this! I must return to Warworld! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png "I always felt it was Clark Kent wearing the cape...but let's face it...Clark Kent IS Superman, and right now...Superman needs help. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Unfortunately, I'm the only one who made it out! Unfortunate... for Lex Luthor! This time I'm going to bring him down -- hard! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'll always be Superman. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Um... you're under arrest, Ms. Lane. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png First sign of trouble -- someone goes out on a stretcher. And it won't be me. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I didn't turn you into a cyborg, Henshaw! It was an accident! You need someone to blame and can't take it yourself, so you've made me the object of your hate! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm holding a White Dwarf Star in my hands... It's heavy... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png They NEVER listen. Why don't they EVER listen? Do they think I'm kidding, is that it? I tell them to stop, they IGNORE me... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Can, uh...can someone explain to me why I'm sitting in a dumpster? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png There was nothing. Not even remorse. I looked into the eyes of my dearest friend... and I didn't even recognize her. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You asked me what "being Superman" means. Being Superman doesn't mean I'm greater than anyone. But it does mean I'm better than you. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I know it's somewhat...immodest to say this...but I love being me! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png The hardest part of my ability? Coming to terms with the idea that I can't do everything. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I thought I had to leave to find out who I was...but it turns out I only needed to learn where I came from. Because I already know who I am. I'm a man who knows the benefit of hard work and honesty. A man who knows the difference between right and wrong. A man who can help people all over the world. I'm Clark Kent. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png And then I'll return home. To mourn as I never did before. I had no reason to. I didn't know what had been lost. But now...the tears come from what I now know is gone. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Hello, Arthur. I think we should talk. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png We're supposed to be better than this. Treat her for shock. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png It is your true nature to cover up your grief and hide any shame or fear you might feel behind your mask. And it's in your true nature to refuse help, and to work through your own doubts. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You were right. I didn't understand. They're not ready. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Maybe you don't know me so well after all. I never give up! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I don't know what happened to make your world so tragically different from mine and right now, I don't care. People I care about are in danger and I will move heaven and earth alike to keep them safe! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You had the New Gods murdered, Darkseid. And now going after Jimmy? The way I see it...it's well past time for me to put you down. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png My vulnerability to magic is going to get old fast... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Since I can see you, not to mention my own corpse, I guess I'm dead. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Use the Force, Luke. Oops, sorry! Wrong script! Use your brains! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png But she was right: there's only one way to process what I'm seeing. 4-D vision upgrade. Great Krypton! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Phantom armies clash on the battlefields of limbo. This strange, last outpost of existence. The forgotten versus the yet to be. Like some half-remembered dream. All the rules of existence are being broken. The time has come for each of us to face the apocalypse in his own way. Lois. Hold on. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I've known the original Firestorm for a long time. He's a good, solid, decent person, and I consider him my friend. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm wondering the same thing...how are you shielding yourself? There's weakness against yellow in all Green Lantern rings. For that matter, Mongul's pigmentation is yellow. You shouldn't be able to affect him either. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Glitter... and dried parsley? You shot me with glitter and dried parsley? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Who is responsible for all of these amazing rescues? It could be no one else but — IMPULSE!! The greatest Justice Leaguer of all time!! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png A perfect world doesn't need a Superman. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I asked for one small corner to be left, a length of moonbase wall that threatened no one. I was smiled at, darkly. But indulged. And it's here that I come when I offer a prayer...to the lord for the soul of a killer. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png IMPERIEX! If you want war — I'll give you WAR! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Part of me hopes it's some megalomaniac testing his new toy. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png "Superheroes" who don't mind killing to achieve their ends can be dangerous in the wrong hands ... these "no-nonsense" solutions of yours just don't hold water in a complex world of jet-powered apes and time travel. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png The Justice League are allies -- friends of mine! You attack them, you have to deal with me! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png The Secret Society didn't endanger the people we love. We did. The minute we chose to spend our lives fighting for justice, we made targets out of everyone we love. And now we want to make the Society pay for the choices we've made? I don't think so. I vote no. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I know you were dealt a rough hand, but all you had to do was talk to us; you were a fine Leaguer, Will. You'd have been welcome anytime. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png War? Then you're up against the wrong army. Send a message back to your masters if you can. Tell them that if we have to stand guard around the clock against you and your ilk...the JLA will not cede Gotham. You think you're everywhere? Well...we are too. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I doubt it. He just outgruffed Aquaman. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Stand firm. Right now, courage is all that can light the darkness! The Justice League of America won't let you down! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png The Justice League is an organic thing. It exists to cope with the ever-changing face of terror besieging the Earth... And in that way, it too, must sometimes evolve. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png There's a reason why he's been in every incarnation of the Justice League, Diana... He's simply the best. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png That's crazy! Nobody can actually buy the Earth! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Anytime I hear this much confusion in Metropolis I know that the Justice League must be in town. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Heat vision. No. Stupid. Hotter here than I can make it. I don't know what to do. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I think I was wrong about the people of this world. They can't live together in peace... So how can outsiders like us possibly help them? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Excuse me. Are you spying on my wife? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Look around you, Drake. Look at me... look at this world... full of superhumans, aliens and monsters! It's all changing. The world has become crazy. Science fiction is now science fact. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I was thinking it must be nice to have a partner. Someone who understands why we do what we do. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I can do many things but I can't protect you from yourselves. You have to believe in the good. You have to make sure you don't surrender your freedoms for security. You can't only hope for a better tomorrow, you have to work for it. I'll be there to help, but that better world is up to you. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Wrong is wrong and , when I grow up, I'm gonna make things right! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png If I must die, then I will. But I don't want to die -- gloriously or not. I have too much to live for. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Of everyone I've met here, you're the least changed from the version I knew. Always confident, always kind, always cool. Dick Grayson -- the multiversal constant. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Diabolical! Luthor knows I won't harm an old woman! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I've got a little speech that I give to newly-arrived vigilantes. Contrary to popular belief, I'm not omniscient. I'm a busy guy, and I can't always give the street's the attention it needs. So, I can use the help. But I require in all instances that laws are obeyed and civil rights are observed. Anything less, and you'll be on the next train out. It's that simple. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png We're going to finish this. Once and for all. You're different now. You can think for yourself. So think about this. Before, you were a mindless thing. Nothing could hurt you. You couldn't feel pain. Much less understand it. But, once you have felt it -- it changes you forever. And you'll begin to understand something new. Fear. I've lived with it all my life. You don't want to die again, do you? The agony of what's happened to you affects your speed -- your strength -- and that little bit of doubt -- that you cannot win today -- grows. You understand now, don't you? You will never hurt me again. You will never kill me again. NEVER AGAIN! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You realize, of course, that the only way to clear your name...is to claim that your smear campaign against the JLA was also part of that "alien agenda." In other words...you yourself will restore our damaged reputations. Thanks, Lex! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png What I think--? I think it's time people stopped worrying about what I think. John--I'm just a man. I'm honored that a brave and noble man like you would want to wear my emblem. I appreciated your concern over my reaction--but it was misplaced. And, since you asked my opinion--I think you took it off for all the wrong reasons. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png *Ahem* How should we start? 'I hear you're feeling like a doofus ...' or 'Just say no to panty raids'? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm going to Apokolips and taking back my cousin Kara Zor-El. Darkseid has abducted her. His motives are unclear and, honestly, I don't care. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png No matter what he throws at me, Luthor is going down. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I wish I could take a break. From everything. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm not great with time travel. Especially from the past. My past. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png This is Kara Zor-El... my cousin from Krypton. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png When I saw Doomsday alive-- I felt the fear. Did part of me want him to escape? No! That can't be true! I wanted to nail him here-- on Apokalips! Now he's gone... but where? And what if he's on Earth? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Where I come from, masks tend to symbolize distrust. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png When people are confronted with unexpected strength, they tend to react with fear, not reason. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png ...please don't let me look ridiculous... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Add it to my bill, you diseased maniac. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You know I can't ignore people in trouble. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Flex and morph reality all you like I'm no robot! I can adapt! I'll keep coming for you, Dominus. From now to Kingdom Come! The only true reality here is that you have no chance of getting away from me this time not even one in a million! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png A young boy fell from the sky. You took him home. You forged documents. You raised him as your own. Tell me how you did it? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png This is a job for Superman! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Because I learned that dying is easy. Being reborn is hard. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Long live the Legion. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm Superman, Lois. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You mean... I'm adopted? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I will never bow to your lunacy! I will never give in to a world so mindlessly cruel! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Maxima! Massacre! Grayven! Mongal! Starfire! and... Adam Strange?! What Hellish conspiracy is this?!! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Bloodthirst.... SHUT UP! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png So much of Metropolis is rubble now! It's like Luthor was determined not to leave a stone on top of stone! But the real toll was in people's lives! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png No cost is too great to save my world. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Old song, Brainiac... you wouldn't know it... I get by... with the help of my friends! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png We'll love you forever, Dana... Till death... do... us... part.... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png My home is where I choose to make it, Commander Gor. And if I wish to dwell among my people, I'd hope I would be welcome here. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Beaten? Oh, I'm only getting started. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Long ago, I thought that mankind could take care of itself -- That it would resent Superman if he took too much control! But the pettiness and greed of man has proven that approach was dead wrong! Earth needs a babysitter, Lana! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png To my friends and colleagues, I'm just a farm boy in the big city, trying to make his mark. To the rest of Metropolis, I've become a protector. A symbol of hope. Me? I just hope I don't screw up. It's been about two months now since I've started what Ma calls my "good work." Most of the time I get to help people in need. A week ago I was able to save a few hundred passengers in a crashing jet. They all think I'm indestructible. I wish that I were so sure. I've withstood bursting shells, thousands of volts of electricity, raging fires and countless other vicious acts of man and nature. I appear to be invulnerable. But am I? Or is it just a matter of time before I find the thing that can kill me? They think I'm fearless. But each new cataclysm gives me one sharp instant of mortal fear. Will this kill me? Am I dying right now? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png This world and its people are under my protection. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png What would you do? You have a date with a woman you're madly in love with. But if you go on that date, a village full of innocent people will die a horrible death. Could you live with making that choice? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png It's like I can't win. Like I'm two people, and neither one can be himself. I either have to be the indestructible hero or the shy co-worker. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png It's just like riding a bicycle... That's strapped to a military transport about to crash! But not while I'm here! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png ...And the Prankster's still in town, and they've apparently hired him to distract me, to cover some of their activities. And I'm on a deadline. And I missed lunch. Mondays. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png One lucky punch doesn't mark the end of this. Round one is yours, maybe. This is round two! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Atlas! Hands off my dog! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I need answers, Lane! Now! Right now! You're alive! You are alive! And Ral-Dar knew you? What is going on here? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png When I see villainy and horror unfolding here, Earth, anywhere... I've long stopped being surprised to find you or your hand at the heart of it, Luthor. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png There's too much here in Metropolis for me to leave it forever. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Over there has to stand for itself, has to speak for itself. Because it's only when over there becomes here that we can stop this once and for all. And from now on, my eye will be right here. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png People always say things like that. "I designed this weapon to hurt even you!"...So the hard part isn't hurting me. The hard part is surviving me. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Okay, I don't know what this is all about but we are taking this upstairs. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png There is no reason. Ever. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I don't know what I believe anymore. Everything used to be so clear. Truth. Justice. The American Way. But now? Now, I'm not sure about anything. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Perhaps. But suppose I can't? However it happened, I've lost faith in those ideals. What if I don't find faith in them again? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Well, maybe now Leslie will have a chance to find out. A second chance. That's what America is about, really. That's the American way. Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness-- and second chances. None of us are forced into being anything we don't want to be. When I was young, I knew that I would be someone different when I grew up. I would leave home and make a new life for myself. A new start, a second chance. When I first went to Metropolis, it was filled with people who'd done the same thing. People from all over America-- from all over the world-- who went to the city to live the lives they wanted, to be the people they wanted to be. That's the idea America that was founded on, but it's not just for people born here. It's for everyone. And it's for people like me and Livewire, too. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Those of you in the Fortress of Solidarity, if you're listening... I know the answer to the question now. Must there be a Superman? Yes. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Hammer? You should know better, Lois! I don't need no steenking hammer! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You talk a good death scene, Metallo - but so far, its still just talk! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You heard me! I plead — NOT GUILTY! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Something about this feels more scary ... more sinister than anything I've ever faced! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Should we survive this, our path is clear. On an individual basis, we may wish to exist as we do. But for Lois' sake-- Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I never thought you'd do it, Garth! Both you and Arthur have a lot to answer for! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I have all this power... and I couldn't save them. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png In my time I have come to be known as one of the most powerful beings on Earth. But before the threat of what I must now face, all my power is as nothing. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You've killed my best friends... you've killed me... you will kill no more! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png My sin? Was to save the world. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I think about my life, about my loves, about my home, about my fight and about you…I will always be there to save you. Because I am Superman. Believe that, until the end. The end. I wonder, when it comes….who will save me? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Is that really the way people see me, Lois? Like a disaster waiting to happen? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png What I must do now is harder than anything I have ever done before. But as the last representative of law and justice on this world, it falls to me to act as judge, jury... and executioner. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Another skirmish in the never-ending battle... another war... another crisis... but so different. So important. If I lose, everything dies. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I don't care what Washington wants. No one treats my city this way... no one! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Is war the only thing sentient beings have in common? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Ohh... Clark's a pretty resilient sort of guy, Lois. It was touch-and-go for a while there... but... the next time you see him, I'm sure he'll be just fine. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png It's kind of a complex story, Lois. And one Superman would rather I kept to myself. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Something happening on the other side of Smallville, Ma - something that looks like a job for Superman! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Let this spire, built from the very engine that once stood here, serve as a tribute to their memory--and as a reminder to us that our kind shall always be needed. I swear, as long as I'm alive, there will be no more Coast Cities! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Part of me wishes I hadn't made it in time. It would have been ironic -- if Lex Luthor's twisted genius was responsible for his demise. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png The world needs to see again that there's a Superman looking out for them. You may not be here in body, but I know you are in spirit ... the colors will fly. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Around here the only one making lists is Santa Claus! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png He wants Supermen, then that's what we give him--all in one place. Ring the dinner bell. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You're Supermen and Superwomen. We're all created equal, because we want to help, and nothing will ever destroy that as long as there's one person left taking a breath with an 'S' on their chest. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png The other one. He's here. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png You're talking about eradicating half of my son. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png ...We're not in the Arctic Circle anymore. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Sure. You hear the one about the smart-mouth vampire who got dropped onto the surface of the sun? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Is not one of you more muscle than fat? Or swifter than a slug? I demand a challenge of worth! Send forth your mightiest knight! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png He put the entire world in danger. I'll decide when he's finished. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png My political beliefs are a private matter, and will remain so. As for Etrigan, his appeal is aimed at what is lowest in each of us. Seldom are the demons who vex us so obvious. Usually, it takes careful study to reveal them. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png So, from now on, whenever there are people who need my very special kind of help, it won't be a job for plain, ordinary Clark Kent... it'll be a job for Superman. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I may have been conceived out there in the endless depths of space... but I was born when the rocket opened, on Earth, in America. I'll cherish always the memories Jor-El and Lara gave me... but only as curious mementos of a life that might have been. Krypton bred me, but it was Earth that gave me all I am. All that matters. It was Krypton that made me Superman... but it is the Earth that makes me Human! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png People need to respect us-- and trust us. We're too powerful for them not to. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I know how it feels... to remember a different world. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png They need gods, they already are men. They need guidance--not one more man among them. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Just as our foes' power is channeled symbolically through representations of the conceptual structure of reality...so too is the missing part of ours! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png This world must be made whole...made stronger. It must be made perfect.But be at ease. This world needs gods to rebuild it. To protect it. And now it has them. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Stars aren't measured by how long they burn, Lar... but by how brightly. You've already accomplished more than a hundred men in a hundred lifetimes. If there's any consolation to be found... it's in that. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png I just wish somebody could tell me why every "Close Encounter" has to end in a fight. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png How could I think I wasn't connected to Earth and everybody here? How did I lose my way? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png We won, didn't we, Lois? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png So, uh, what do you think we should do? Team-up? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Don't worry about me. They raise 'em tough in Smallville. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Must there be a Superman? Yes. And there always will be. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png So this is Trumadishu? I believe I flew relief supplies here a few years ago, during one of the juntas. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png He's my imperfect clone. He has most of my memories, but they're all mixed up. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png "There aren't a whole lot of other choices... you've got a shot. Screw it up and I'll be back." Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png No weapons-- Hand to Hand combat! And where do you get off calling me a coward... when you're the one who's afraid of standing up to Mongul? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Be at peace, Cleric... I won't fail you! As the stars are my witness, I will champion life over death for the rest of my days! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png So much activity. So much life. So much to see. Kids. Everyday People. The natural green beauty of Metro Park. The hustle and bustle of progress. Soak it all in, Clark, ol' buddy... because this is where you definitely belong. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Sometimes, I admit, I think of Bruce as a man in a costume. Then, with some gadget from his Utility Belt, he reminds me that he has an extraordinarily inventive mind. And how lucky I am to be able to call on him. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png No. Not anymore. A Superman must not kill. I learned it the hard way. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Maybe the crazies with the street signs are right... Maybe this really is the end of the world! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png To use your analogy, Lois, a time comes when individuals have to leave the "family" to strike out on their own. If you set aside your emotions, you'd see how logilal this is for me. Now excuse me, I've got to go tell Perry. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png In showing me what you are, I have seen more clearly what I wish most not to be, and thus, have realized what I am... A true son of Krypton. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png As I shed my earthly trappings, the masquerade of Superman shall end as well. I am simply Kal-El... The last son of Krypton. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Krypton will live on through me... But only under my terms! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

Quote1.png Another one who wants to kill me? Is there a factory somewhere mass-producing these guys or what? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (New Earth)

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