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Quote1.png I shouldn't be thinking about the hole I'm going to leave behind... I should be thinking about how I'm going to fill it... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I have work to do, Lois. Zod, Cyborg Superman and the Eradicator are free... and working together. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png They are a morally bankrupt world's answer to the Justice League. Right there that tells you, they don't respect law, order or justice... or good-old fashioned common sense. They have devastated their own planet in their power grabs and they often come to ours looking for, well... more. They have our powers, they have our personas... they are like a diseased version of us. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png If it is true that you are from Krypton, you will remember the Worldkillers. Weapons of such power that the Council outlawed them forever. The designs and materials were destroyed. The threat was averted. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I wish there was some way of reasoning or negotiating with him. But there isn't. None. He lives to conquer. There is nothing else to him. There's nothing else to explain. There is no way to confront him! There's no other language he understands. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png It's no wonder the collector was so intent on capturing Jazuur's Imperial City. Such technology was too tantalizing. It was the secret to immortality and indestructibility, and he had to have it. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

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--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

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--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Sure, I can bend steel with my bare hands... but what really matters, what true power really is--is making sure no matter how dark things get, there's always hope. That's what it means to be Superman. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png The Invisible Mafia ends tonight. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png We're all stardust fallen. And so we look to the sky. And we wait to be reclaimed. Good-bye, Ma. Good-bye, Pa. And thank you. For everything. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Metropolis is my home. People are getting hurt. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I was going to say... that a great many interesting and powerful people have stood exactly where you are right now... and they made the same mistake of taking my empathy for weakness. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Our lives seem fine. Perfect, in fact. But this unsettled feeling I have... I can't shake it. I need answers. Need to know something is wrong. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png You called yourself Mr. Oz and said my family and I are not what we believed ourselves to be! If he could get in here... I have to assume the worst. That all of us are threatened by a foe I know nothing about! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I'm shutting down whatever it is you're all doing... now. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Oz won't save you. He's trying to make a point... and using you to do it. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I never knew my biological father...at least not the way most people do. All my life, I heard his voice, saw images of what he looked like...but I never knew who he was. Not really. I had to believe in my heart that he was a good man. He has to be a good man. Because if he's not...then what does that make me? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png The world is better off with you free, working to be a hero. I'm more interested in justice being done, and somehow... I think that's been accomplished. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I'm fortunate to have few regrets in life. I thank the Kents for that. Raised me right. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Don't worry about that, Mrs. N. I've waited my whole life for this. I'm going to like it just fine. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png You know the deal, Metropolis. Treat people right or expect a visit from me. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png He was my father's dog -- he always hated his collar. He promised to protect me. I won't just leave him here. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png What do you do when faced by the impossible? You do the impossible. And that's what we're going to do. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png For every action-- there is an equal and opposite reaction. For every you--there's someone like me to fight back. And I don't give up. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Your prisons can't hold me. Your weapons can't hurt me. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png What if this virus has been dormant in me all along? What if it mutates and becomes harmful to the public? I can't allow myself to stay here if I risk harming the people I want to protect. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Yes, it's a little strange an Academy Award-winning actor is powered by a pan-dimensional energy supply that animates what appears to be a synthetic body... but unless he's tossing buildings or trying to take over Metropolis, is it any of my business? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Your posthumous reign of terror ends here and now! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png It's a force of nature. But so am I. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I work hard at my job, Inspector. I won't stop trying to expose the corruption in Metropolis. If that makes me an outsider or a freak, I'm fine with that. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I still feel the anger boiling in my veins. And I know she senses it. But her gaze is as steady and calm as ever. She believes in me. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I'm so close... so close to losing myself... But I'm still Superman. Not Doomsday. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png And here's where Superman reaches out... and makes peace. But today... Doomsday's doing the talking. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I'll break the damn sky before I let you hurt my friends again. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png These aren't my parents. But those are their words. How could you know-- Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png However it plays out... the end will be the same. I'll mourn Metropolis. Then... everyone else I ever knew... everything I ever fought for... everything... everything... Goodbye. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png If they came for me... I aim to deliver. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Everyone on this block means more to me than I can say. You came together to celebrate instead of just tear things down. You were brave... when I was scared. And I'm never going to forget that. But I don't want you to be brave anymore. Things are... Things are just too dangerous. I hoped it was just one bad cop. And then I thought it was just the shadow monsters. But it's bigger than that. We haven't figure it all out... we just know they're not gonna stop. And here's the truth... I'm not strong enough for this. Not anymore. I can't be here to protect each of you. I'm going to do everything I possibly can. But it... it won't be enough. You should walk away now. We all should. But... if you're gonna stay... you have to protect yourselves... and one another. You're all Superman now. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Be the stone, Kara, because it's the ripples that change the world. You can do this. You're so much stronger than you give yourself credit for. Sure, our family shield can be a target, but it's also a badge of honor that I know you wear proudly each and every day. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I won't choose between any one life and another! All of these people are under my protection, you got that? Every living thing! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I'm here to stand up for people when they can't stand up for themselves, and I'm here to help out and make things better any way I can. I'm here to stay. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Deep down I know you and I would never really fight each other. And so do they...because they're fans of us. Of our world. They can't live without us...we mean everything to them. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png You have a very strange sense of humor, Dr. Palmer. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I'm standing here naked in the middle of a strange city and I don't even know my own name. But I feel my heart booming away, slow and steady, and I have the weirdest feeling... that nothing here can touch me. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I know a little something about this kind of thing, Clark. You're not dealing with a rational person. There's... nothing here to make sense of. You've got yourself a Joker. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png You're right, Lois. And you're right, too, Alfred. I'm not built to live like this. In darkness and suspicion. I belong in the sun. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Yesterday I said none of the miners would die. I can't guarantee that either. I'm not a god. I'm just a person. Just like you. And I need your help, and you need mine. And even then, it might not be enough. But we have to trust each other or we don't have any chance at all. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png What? You're supposed to be a brilliant tactician. Be more brilliant. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Time's chasing me, Bruce. Finding my Kryptonian cousin, knowing she's safe... that she can carry on after I'm gone will help me. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Your Batcave tried to kill us. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png We must accept that keeping the infection a secret was our mistake. That our world is not the weed that hurts the Multiverse. But our lies are. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Oh, yes, Bruce... ...and no one's going to save you this time! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Ssssoo, Bruce. Who winssss in a fight? Batman or Superman?! HAHAHA! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I have powers. I had to do this. All he has are his wits and his will. And he chooses to do this. Everyone wants to be him. He's just a better man than I am. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png So, you're in the dark. I was in the dark too, with Lois, I remember. But what I also remember, pal... you do all right in the dark. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I tried for a week to put it into words, what Krypto had done for me. To tell him, however I could, how much he meant to me. How much of a hero he'd been that day, even when I wasn't. Seventh draft and I still don't have the words. But it's okay. I'll figure it out someday. After all... he's not going anywhere. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Maybe the darkness you see... Maybe it takes everything you have to save your world. Maybe you make that choice. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I lose my powers. You're a spy. Bruce is an amnesiac. Legends don't change. Us? We're all just guys. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png You're in a lot of trouble, Mr. Baz. Like Justice League trouble. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png On my way home...I always run into trouble out here. Beings looking to make a name for themselves. They see the "S" and they know who I am. I'm Superman. They shouldn't test me. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Graves doesn't know everything. Batman trusts me. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png There is life outside the Watchtower. Outside the Justice League. And it's a good life, Diana. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I'd rather good people trust me than bad people fear me. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Luthor... Welcome to the Justice League. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png You knew i had antibodies in my blood? You knew that I might have something that could help this entire time? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png You seem like someone who wants to do the right thing, but the same can't always be said for everyone in positions of authority. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png We were never Gods. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png We pulled hundreds from the rubble. The Flash created powerful sonic waves to break up the tsunami. Bruce -- it was a good day. It's okay to pass the ball, you know. We'll manage without you. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png It's far bigger than us, yes. And it's terrifying. For me, too. But we reach higher, Bruce. We're the Justice League. And you're Batman. Say it with me. "I'm Batman." Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Then is it the box? Is Wonder Woman right? And What's the... Secret Society? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png When are you going to tell me about it?
About what?
About the thing you're not telling me? About something that happened when you were in space with my father and our son.
Not yet. When I'm ready.
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--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I need a few moments of your time, Starfire. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I'm not trying to control you! I'm trying to help you! I had the benefit of growing up here, of learning how to use my powers, of learning how to live with the responsibility that comes with them! You haven't had that chance. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I will not fight you. I cannot stop you. I can only warn you... You are not prepared for this world. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png We give them everything. This is ours. At least for now. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png There's no coming back from this. Don't come after me. You've saved me so many times. Let me return the favor. Let me save them. Let me save you. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png While I'm still alive ... no one disgraces the "S" shield. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Jor-El... He was my father. You knew my father? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I killed Doomsday. Ripped it right in half. I'll have to live with that for the rest of my life. But I'm not going to hurt other people trying to turn back the clock. I'll live with it, and learn from it. And do my damnedest to do better next time. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Everything I've accomplished, every life I've ever saved -- what good has it all been if someone so much more powerful than I am can just come and... take it all away? The Justice League -- the Green Lantern Corps -- would any of them have made a difference? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Not every story Superman is involved with needs him in the title. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png The launch of even one such missile would be an unmitigated catastrophe. Fifty of these weapons, if allowed to detonate, would provoke disastrous, deadly changes in the Earth's climate. Six seconds ago, every single high alert missile in the world initiated its launch program. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png My allies, Wraith... my friends? They're people I actually admire... Because they're brave. They do what they think is right. Even when no one agrees with them. Even when I don't agree with them. And they own their decisions. They live their lives in the light. They're heroes, Wraith. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I am doing good, Lois-- and I don't need to be part of a dog and pony show to prove it. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png You're seriously asking me that? Lois, those reports are 100% false. All they've served to do is endanger an innocent family. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Men, women, children. Everyone. Pets included. I look into every house, every business, every shed throughout town. Can't find a single heartbeat either. It killed them all. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Sometimes I think that just knowing I'm different makes me feel different. If so, I need to put that behind me. To start to live a little more. I can still be earth's protector... but it's time to get in the flow of things and have some fun. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I am not the only one who believes in the power of the press-- the fact that we need to stand up for the truth. For justice. And yeah-- I'm not ashamed to say-- the American way! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I know you can hear me, H'EL! I'm going to stop you — if I have to pull my home down around your head! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Kara — you saved us all … but at what cost to you? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Am I hurting one-- or both? Will destroying the alien mean killing Heather as well? I can't do this. There has to be some other way... I won't kill-- Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Listen to me. We can save everybody. We can do that together. We have to try Or will you really let your parents die? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I don't know who created you or why you chose my city to invade, but this nightmare is going to end here and now! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I've always been curious about "being" human. I'm aware of human feelings, but I'm not aware of feeling human. After a few times, I've come to enjoy it. Especially the food! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I'm dying. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png You'll do nothing, Officer! None of you will! This is my fight to finish! This is a job for Superman! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I wonder what Perry would say if he knew what a conflict of interest reporting on myself is? Not to mention how uncomfortable it makes me writing lionizing pieces about myself. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Everything I owe to them. I saw this world through their eyes. I still do. This isn't a perfect world, they never claimed it was, I've never claimed it is. But that doesn't stop me from hoping for the best. I was raised on hope, Helspont, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Stop this! I couldn't care less about a bounty or S.H.A.D.E. incarceration! We've got a murderous war criminal on the loose and our job is to take her down! Understood? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Why does that have to be a negative? You specialize in worst-case scenarios, but whatever you say, however you spin it, I won't believe the world is more black than white... now more than ever. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Listen, son. One day you're going to have to choose what to do with your own fear... Whatever you choose, right or wrong, it's going to change people's lives. It's going to change the world, and it's going to change you. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Courage is fear trying to hold on a minute longer. We all need to find that extra minute inside ourselves if we're going to make it through this crisis. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png You don't seem to understand, Parallax. Maybe you can't, by nature of what you are. Being afraid is a part of being alive. Fear exists inside all of us. I can't deny there's a little piece of you in everything. But people will always find a way to surprise you. There's so much more than terror in our hearts. There's also joy. Love. And hope. A single shred of hope can hold all the fear in the universe at bay. And mine gives me the will to capture you. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Drake! What have you done to my son?! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Honestly, Jon, I've seen too much not to believe in "something." But this is the important part... "Something" isn't everything. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png You did a bad job, Boyzarro...a very bad job. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png The Phantom Zone. The entire Earth is in the Phantom Zone! The Phantom Zone... where all of Krypton's most horrible monsters and criminals were banished. The Earth. Is inside. The Phantom Zone. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png So who am I to believe? Because, of the two of you last sons of Krypton, shockingly... General Zod is the one being forthright with me. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png My name is Clark Kent. I'm a reporter for the Daily Planet, and have been ever since I moved here from Smallville, Kansas. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png My friends are falling... my planet is in immediate danger... we are surrounded by unknown enemies... and it is right there that it hits me... I may never see my family again. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Creatures like Mongul are exactly why we need to stand together as a United Planets. Strong and undeterred. We all have lost so much. We cannot give in to moments like these. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png This--this is the moment all of our lives have been building to. This is the moment that defines Krypton's legacy for all time. This is the battle for Krypton. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I'm sorry, Lana. The Kryptonian suit of armor saved Lana Lang...but it might not have saved Superwoman. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png I connect. I find people to help. It's our choice, Alec. We're not monsters. We can be as human as we want to be. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Hey, professional curiosity, you don't have to answer... What happened to guys "like you" being too scared to set foot in Metropolis? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Someone is burning down Metropolis... one building at a time. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png My first instinct is to lie or shield her from it. But that's just because I love her so much. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png You know... It's the sincerity that gets me! You're very sincere in your hate for me just because of who you think I am. The sincerity. I feel sad for you. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Well, I think we can all agree... Shamballah the Golden isn't looking too radiant. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png What I thought was real... now feels like the memory of a dream I can't shake. What if this world... this very moment... is just another trick? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Xa-Du! The Phantom King! The first Kryptonian ever banished here. A monster. Depraved. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png This is a job for Superman. To pull people out of their despondence. To make them feel less alone. To give them confidence in a future. If they're going to survive this night... they have to be able to picture a sunrise. They need to believe tomorrow will exist. They need hope. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png His parents died when he was so young. Shot. Killed right in front of him. He was raised alone. A kid in a huge mansion. With his memories of his mother and father. He had love, and they took it from him. He should be a killer. He should want to tear the world apart for what it did. And yet he took that pain. That shock of death. And he turned it into hope. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png No matter the consequences, I will always care. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png It began on a perfect day. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Two questions occur to me. First: Is it a trap? Very possibly. Second: If these "Phaelosians" are what they seem to be -- if there are more of them, enslaved on Warworld -- does it matter if it's a trap? No. No, it does not. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png But the next time you wonder if you measure up... or if you ever think of yourself as just "The son of Superman..." know that you're the Superman against whom all heroes will be measured someday. The Superman that I aspire to be. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png Thank you all for coming. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Quote1.png As of this moment, you are all members of the Justice League. Now get ready for war. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Prime Earth)

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