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Quotes by Luke Cage (Earth-616)

Quote1 You're right, Stryker. I lost my way. I lost my humanity. I forgot who I was...but then something happened -- Something I didn't expect -- I was reborn! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 How you take that **** when it does happen s'up to you. But if you got the bank...? I'm your toilet paper baby. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 ... Never touch a black man's remote Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 What the hell--? Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 And if I have to work with the "Dark Avengers," then let's put the whole band back together. You all remember Skaar, son of Hulk? He threw you in prison. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Dark Avengers... Dark Assemble. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 I tell ya, Doc, next time you need my help savin' the world ... I'm not at home, okay? Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Power Man for hire -- Cage speakin' Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Ain't no place more hostile than 42nd Street! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Christmas! And I thought I had problems on Forty-Second Street! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 I get it. He pulls a 12-year-old, you pull a Fat Cobra. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Pretty sure that's blasphemy. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Yeah, but remember what your mom said... You've got your family to back you up. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Yeah! Outfit's kinda hokey... but so what? All part of the super-hero scene. An' this way when I use my powers, it's gonna seem natural. A little promotion work an' I'm in business! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Wouldn't be in this line of work if I was a creampuff! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 I'm no crook - - NEVER WAS! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 My only sin was actin' without really thinkin'... Forgettin' how much power I have... Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 I still got some kick left in my soul... Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 You know who I am... But NOBODY'S cagin' me up again! No way... Not ALIVE! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 But you wish I was unselfishly aidin' mankind like you wanted to--? --Savin' the universe gratis like the Fantastic Four or the Avengers or some other local super-studs? I lost enough of nothin' aleady in this life, man. Girl I loved, lotta good years-- No more, baby! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Sweet Sister! Am I seein' what I'm seein?! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 ... I'll get to the bottom of this ... no charge. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 You pay me to work -- I like to earn my pay. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Claire, start rollin' bandages for you and the Doc! Be some brusin' comin' up! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Tremble before the power of Power Man!! That sounded weird. Luke Cage. Tremble before Luke Cage. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 I saw some of what went down, folks......but I think she's the only one who can really answer your questions. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 You want Avengers, lady? Take a good look. We're the Avengers. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 You want Avengers, lady? Take a good look. We're the Avengers. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 We're here to fight what can't be fought alone, for the people who need us to. The ones who can't fight at all. If that ain't the definition of Avenger--Well, I'm changing the damn definition right now. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Only one thing will tell me the battle was won. That the fight was over. And that is one day I am going to go for a walk. A free man of convictions. And I said to myself, if I ever get to do that again, I'll know, on that day...we won. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 I'm going to go inside and sit my home. And not bother no one. We're supposed to be allowed to do that right? Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 The war is over when we SAY it's over. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Remember you asked me how we know if we're the good guys in all this? This is how we know. We do good guy #$%@. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Fool! Put that gun down before I shove it where the sun don't shine! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 I'm Power Man, Skid -- THE ONE AND ONLY! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 SWEET JUMPIN' SISTER! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Violence is sometimes it's own reward, m'man. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 You creeps ain't nuthin' but second-raters next to some of the weirdos I've had to fight-- Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 A vampire! A freakin' Vampire! I finally met one! And the next time I meet 'im. I'm gonna ice him! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Heads up, Honky! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 ... Or don't you believe in Jiminy Cricket? Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Goodbye, Mr. Fish! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Now, Chase, would I lay a jive rap on you? Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Why me, God? I been good. Why do I have to meet up with all the fruitcakes? Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Hey, the soda machine -- It's Working! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 ... My memories of my days as a prisoner at Seagate haunt me... Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 You wanna fight. I'm your action! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Sayonara Baby! Seeya in traction! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Don't EVER mess with Luke Cage AGAIN! DIG?? Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Two Grand? Smith, you just bought yourself a super hero. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 I escape prison for a crime I never committed, only eveyone who knows I'm straight is dead. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Mace, We've fought twice before and both times I knoocked you low. This time I'm gonna make sure you never get up again! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Nothin' personal Babe... But I just don't think you can keep up with my style of travelin' Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Sorry, I'm not too good with strangers. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 OKAY, KHAN -- YOU'N ME'S GONNA HAVE WORDS! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Put some K'un Lun moves on 'em! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Now, it's time to get ugly. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 ...Heard your exits we're blocked ... Decided to make some new ones. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 That does it, Sucker! One more speech and you eat your own teeth! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Theatre's one big INFERNO! Where's D.W.?! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 I got skin like steel and muscles to match. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 '(To a beserking vampire) You ain't gettin' no free meals from us! Now get lost! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 They don't call Ol' Luke Cage "Power Man" for nothin'! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 (To another quip from Jeryn Hogarth) I'll believe that when Fist an' me get our share a' the money. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Sheew! you guys ain't had a bath since Washington lost his wooden teeth. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Iron Fist didn't hit you -- He's squeamish about sluggin' a lady. Me, I'm from the streets. Ain't much I won't do, includin' slug a lady Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Hey, we'll beat 'em. ... We will. They're weasels. They came all the way here, threw everything they had at us...and look, we're still here. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Yeah -- get me. You got me? Come on! Who you got? Say it! Say my name! I'm the Power Man! Luke. Cage! Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 Songbird is doing just fine. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Quote1 We're super-heroes, Ororo, not God. We can save humanity from Doc Doom or Galactus -- but not from itself. Quote2
--Luke Cage (Earth-616)

Conversations with Luke Cage (Earth-616)

Carol Danvers (Earth-616)
Ms. Marvel
She killed Bucky!
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
It ain't over.
Conversation Tail
Carol Danvers (Earth-616)
Ms. Marvel
Look at our tower! Look at the city!
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
It. Aint. Over. We can use that thing. We can figure out how to go wherever she went and take the fight right into her face. We take the fight to her! We end this!
Conversation Tail
Avengers Vol 4 #17
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
You want a mouthguard... Kitchen boy? Can't promise I won't... knock some teeth out... know you like to look good in court...
Conversation Tail
Matthew Murdock (Earth-616)
Daredevil
You Harlem tough guys... never did know when to shut up... and fight...
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Daredevil: Cage Match #1
Clea (Earth-616)
Clea
Eyes of Oshtur!
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Daimon Hellstrom (Earth-616)
Daimon Hellstrom
By the Hadean Chimes!
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Incredible Hulk Vol 2 75 Textless
Bruce Banner
Great Scott!
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Luke Cage (Earth-616) 001
Luke Cage
Sweet Christmas!
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Defenders #24
Brunnhilde (Earth-616)
Valkyrie
Mr. Cage -- STOP! Another blow could kill him!
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Luke Cage (Earth-616) 001
Luke Cage
Now ain't that a coincidence? That's just what I was hopin'! A crud like him doesn't deserve to live.
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Defenders #25
Robert Bruce Banner (Earth-616)
Hulk
Is fuzzy-hair coming too? Hulk is sorry about hitting little man!
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Power Man
How can I turn down an offer like that?
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Defenders #44
Wade Wilson (Earth-616)
Deadpool
Aw, don't go away mad! I'm learning to be a hero! Teach me Obi-Wan Rand! Show me the ways of the farce!
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
I'm blaming you, Fist. Hammond hired this fool t'get back at you for not telling him about K'un Lun and now we all have to pay!
Conversation Tail
Wade Wilson (Earth-616)
Deadpool
Luke! Luke! Trust your feelings, Luke! Don't be seduced by the dark side!
Conversation Tail
Heroes for Hire #10
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
Friends to the end.
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Daniel Rand (Earth-616)
Danny Rand
Friends to the end.
Conversation Tail
Heroes for Hire #13
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
All right.

But I call the shots, got it?

Conversation Tail
Daniel Rand (Earth-616)
Iron Fist
Okay. But no killing.

Right, Luke? Okay, Castle?

Conversation Tail
Frank Castle (Earth-616)
Punisher
!@#&*!
Conversation Tail
Heroes for Hire #9
Victor von Doom (Earth-616)
Dr. Doom
This is a sample of the pain my protective armor can inflict!
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616) 001
Luke Cage
And this is a sample of my fist!
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Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #9
Matthew Murdock (Earth-616)
Daredevil
And what do you call this move, Luke?
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Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Power Man
I call it Cage-Fu. Jump back and watch the man work!
Conversation Tail
Marvel Knights #13
Jessica Jones (Earth-616)
Jessica Jones
So what happened to Adam?
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Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
He... I...
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Jessica Jones (Earth-616)
Jessica Jones
Did you do your "I-don't-break" speech?
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Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
... Part of it.
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Jessica Jones (Earth-616)
Jessica Jones
I love that one.
Conversation Tail
Mighty Avengers Vol 2 #6
Avengers Origins Luke Cage Vol 1 1 Textless
Luke Cage
Spider-Man, Spider-Woman -- You guys related?
Conversation Tail
Web of Spider-Man Vol 1 129.1 Textless
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
No.
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Avengers Origins Luke Cage Vol 1 1 Textless
Luke Cage
You give her her powers or something?
Conversation Tail
Web of Spider-Man Vol 1 129.1 Textless
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
No. She's totally unrelated to me in any way.
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Avengers Origins Luke Cage Vol 1 1 Textless
Luke Cage
So she ripped off your name?
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Web of Spider-Man Vol 1 129.1 Textless
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Exactly.
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Veranke (Earth-616) 001
"Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)"
Hey! You said it was okay.
Conversation Tail
Web of Spider-Man Vol 1 129.1 Textless
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
I didn't say you could lend it out. There's, like, ten of you now.
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Veranke (Earth-616) 001
"Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)"
There's three. And they are ripping me off.
Conversation Tail
New Avengers #4
Web of Spider-Man Vol 1 129.1 Textless
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Anyone want to carry me?
Conversation Tail
Avengers Origins Luke Cage Vol 1 1 Textless
Luke Cage
Don't you have the proportionate strength of a spider?
Conversation Tail
Web of Spider-Man Vol 1 129.1 TextlessSpider-Man (Peter Parker)
Who hasn't slept in three days, who got his arm broken and hasn't had it looked at yet, who is now hiking through the tropical jungle in his full-body long johns and booties.
Conversation Tail
Avengers Origins Luke Cage Vol 1 1 Textless
Luke Cage
That spider that bit ya must have been one whiny spider.
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Wolverine Origins Vol 1 50 Textless
Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett)
Booties?
Conversation Tail
New Avengers #6
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
You have been called.
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Jessica Jones (Earth-616)
Jessica Jones
The call is given.
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Matthew Murdock (Earth-616)
Daredevil
But Captain America and I are hardly seeing eye to eye --
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
This ain't his Avengers, this is my Avengers. ... Try it out. Don't say no.
Conversation Tail
New Avengers Vol 2 #16
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 658 Textless
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Just once, can we all get together and go to, like, I don't know, a movie or something?
Conversation Tail
Avengers Origins Luke Cage Vol 1 1 Textless
Luke Cage
Tell you what: You get this wrapped up quick, I'll take you out after.
Conversation Tail
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 658 Textless
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Really?
Conversation Tail
New Avengers Vol 2 #17
Peter Parker (Earth-616)
Spider-Man
I'm angry. Norman Osborn is out there and it's my fault.
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
Our fault.
Conversation Tail
Peter Parker (Earth-616)
Spider-Man
I like to take as much blame as I can whenever I can. Don't take that from me. It's the only joy I have.
Conversation Tail
New Avengers Vol 2 #19
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
Avengers... Whup his ass!
Conversation Tail
Peter Parker (Earth-616)
Spider-Man
Uh, is that the catchphrase now?
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James Howlett (Earth-616)
Wolverine
It is now.
Conversation Tail
New Avengers Vol 2 #20
Daniel Rand (Earth-616)
Iron Fist
What's going on, Power Man? I thought you were a ... hero?
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
Maybe. And maybe it was all a dream... Like the dream I've been my own man all these years.
Conversation Tail
Power Man #48

Lei-Kung
Cage! CAGE! Awake you lazy outworlder!
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Luke Cage
Y'know... You coulda' used an alarm clock
Conversation Tail
Power Man and Iron Fist #120
Daniel Rand (Earth-616)
Iron Fist
Luke-- The weakest spot ... Eight centimeters above the waist. Hit it with all you got!
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Luke Cage (Earth-616) 001
Luke Cage
"Eight Centimeters?!" What a time for a lesson in the metric system!
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Power Man and Iron Fist #53
Luke Cage (Earth-616) 001
Luke Cage
Man, with my strength and your moves, I'm gonna be the baddest dude this side a' Sonny Chiba
Conversation Tail
Daniel Rand (Earth-616)
Iron Fist
But strength isn't what's essential if you want to master the martial arts. Stamina helps, but speed, grace, and coordination are what count. You have to discipline yourself
Conversation Tail
Power Man and Iron Fist #56
Daniel Rand (Earth-616)
Iron Fist
Now remember, Luke, we don't know for sure that these people are involved, so we have to be polite
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616) 001
Cage
Don't worry, I'll be real nice!
Conversation Tail
Power Man and Iron Fist #57
Luke Cage (Earth-616) 001
Cage
You ain't taking no more chances. Soon as you can walk, I want you on a plane out of town.
Conversation Tail
Daniel Rand (Earth-616)
Iron Fist
Thanks Luke... But no thanks. Don't be noble at your own expense. I'm not just your friend, I'm your partner. This is my fight, too.
Conversation Tail
Power Man and Iron Fist #64
Daniel Rand (Earth-616)
Iron Fist
Are you sure this is such a good idea?
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Cage
TRUST ME!
Conversation Tail
Power Man and Iron Fist #71
Khan (Earth-616)
Master Khan
Power Man, Iron Fist... One day we shall meet again, and I will see you both suffer the torments of the damned
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Cage
Big Deal.
Conversation Tail
Power Man and Iron Fist #75
Daniel Rand (Earth-616)
Daniel Rand
... Maybe we can learn something from him. He is bound to know more than we do.
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Luke Cage (Earth-616) 001
Luke Cage
Wouldn't be hard.
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Power Man and Iron Fist #81
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Cage
Nothin's gonna satisfy me as long as you're above ground and breathin'...
Conversation Tail
Victor Creed (Earth-616)
Sabretooth
To the Death then!
Conversation Tail
Power Man and Iron Fist #84
Daniel Rand (Earth-616)
Iron Fist
He's an incredible man -- Moon Knight, I mean to have endured what he did.
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616) 001
Power Man
Yeah, gutsy dude for sure.
Conversation Tail
Power Man and Iron Fist #87
Daniel Rand (Earth-616)
Iron Fist
Did you have to throw him so hard?
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Cage
Yeah. I was mad.
Conversation Tail
Power Man and Iron Fist #89

Stoneface
You? Look Brother....
Conversation Tail
Luke Cage (Earth-616)
Cage
Man... Don't ever call me brother.
Conversation Tail
Power Man and Iron Fist #91


Quote1 "Sweet Christmas! Quote2
--Luke Cage


Quote1 Where's my money, honey? Quote2
--Luke Cage
(to Doctor Doom) 
Quote1 I hold to a simple philosophy: just assume everyone's a piece of crap and then be pleasantly surprised if you find anyone who ain't. Quote2
--New Avengers #5



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