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  • General Zod: Our damnation became our salvation.
    ‐ Submitted by Daniel O (21 months ago)

  • Lois Lane: Why are you surrendering to Zod?
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: I'm surrendering to mankind, there's a difference.
    Lois Lane: And you let them handcuff you?
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: Wouldn't be much of a surrender if I ressisted, and if it makes them feel more secure and all the better for it.
    ‐ Submitted by Tristan H (21 months ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: My parents taught me to home my senses, Zod. Focus on just what I wanted to see, without your helmet, you're getting everything. And it hurts, doesn't it?!
    ‐ Submitted by Tristan H (22 months ago)

  • Dr. Emil Hamilton: Oh my god, they're terraforming.
    Major Carrie Farris: What's that?
    Dr. Emil Hamilton: Planetary engineering modifying the Earth's atmosphere and topography.
    General Swanwick: Turning Earth into Krypton.
    Major Carrie Farris: But what happens to us?
    Dr. Emil Hamilton: Based on these readings, there won't be an 'us.'
    ‐ Submitted by Matthew D (22 months ago)

  • General Zod: There's only one way this ends, Kal. Either you die, or I do.
    ‐ Submitted by Matthew D (22 months ago)

  • General Zod: If you love these people so much, then you can mourn for them!
    ‐ Submitted by Matthew D (23 months ago)

  • General Zod: If you love these people so much, then you can mourn for them!
    ‐ Submitted by Matthew D (23 months ago)

  • Jonathan Kent: You have to choose who the man will be, Clark.
    ‐ Submitted by Trevin C (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: You're a monster, Zod. And I'm going to stop you.
    ‐ Submitted by John O (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: I was bred to be a warrior, Kal. Trained my entire life to master my senses. Where did you train? On a farm?
    ‐ Submitted by Chris L (2 years ago)

  • General Swanwick: Are you effing stupid?!
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: One of your surveillance drones.
    General Swanwick: That's a $12 million piece of hardware!
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: It was. I know you're trying to find out where I hang my cape. You won't.
    General Swanwick: Then I'll ask the obvious question: How do we know you won't one day act against America's interests.
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: I grew up in Kansas, General. It's about as American as it gets. Look, I'm here to help. But it has to be on my own terms. And you have to convince Washington of that.
    General Swanwick: Even if I were willing to try, what makes you think they'd listen?
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: I don't know, General. I guess I'll just have to trust you.
    ‐ Submitted by Eric G (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: I was bred to be a warrior, Kal. Trained my entire life to master my senses. Where did you train? On a farm?
    ‐ Submitted by Eric G (2 years ago)

  • Colonel Hardy: This man is not our enemy!
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: Thank you general.
    ‐ Submitted by James J (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: You were trying to find out where I hang the cape, don't worry you won't.
    ‐ Submitted by James J (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: I don't know general I guess I'll just have to trust you.
    ‐ Submitted by James J (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: Where is the Codex?
    Martha Kent: Go to hell!
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: Your son, Lara, where have you sent him?
    Lara Lor-Van: His name is Kal, son of El. And he is forever beyond your reach.
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: My son is twice the man you are. He will finish what we started, I can promise you that.
    General Zod: Tell me, you have Jor-El's consciousness. But can you experience his pain? I will harvest the codec from your son's corpse, and rebuild Krypton atop his bones.
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: Our people can co-exist!
    General Zod: So we can suffer through years of pain trying to adapt like your son has?
    Jor-El: Your talking about genocide?
    General Zod: Yes! And I'm arguing about it with a ghost.
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: Look at this. We could have rebuilt Krypton on this planet, but you chose the humans over us. I exist only to protect Krypton. That is the soul purpose for which I was born. And every action I take, no matter how violent or how cruel, is for the greater good of my people. And now, I have no people. My soul, that is what you have taken from me!
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: Lara, listen to me! The Codex is Krypton's future! Abort the launch!
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: What have you done?
    Jor-El: We've had a child, Zod. A boy child. Krypton's first natural birth in centuries, and he will be free, free to forge his own destiny.
    General Zod: Heresy! Destroy it!
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: Your father equipped himself with great honor Kal.
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: You killed my father?
    General Zod: I did. And not a day goes by that it does not haunt me. But if I had to do it again I would. I have a duty to my people, and I will not allow anyone to prevent me from carrying it out!
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: If you love these people so much, you can mourn for them!
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: Don't do this! Stop! Don't!
    General Zod: Never!
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: No matter how violent, every action I take is for the greater good of my people.
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: I won't betray them.
    General Zod: You already have.
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: If you love these people so much, you can mourn for them!
    ‐ Submitted by Eric G (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: Goodbye my son.
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: What are you doing Zod? This is madness!
    ‐ Submitted by joseph j (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: Goodbye my son. Our hopes and dreams travel with you.
    ‐ Submitted by Matías R (2 years ago)

  • Faora: You will not win. For every human you save, we will kill a million more.
    ‐ Submitted by Typhon Q (2 years ago)

  • General Swanwick: What are you smiling about, Captain?
    Major Carrie Farris: Nothing Sir, It's just I think he's kinda hot.
    ‐ Submitted by Riley W (2 years ago)

  • Lara Lor-Van: They'll kill him.
    Jor-El: How? He'll be a god to them.
    ‐ Submitted by David C (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: Thank you for believing in me.
    Lois Lane: It didn't make much difference in the end.
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: It did to me.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa C (2 years ago)

  • Lois Lane: They say it's all downhill after the first kiss.
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: Only if you're kissing a human.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa C (2 years ago)

  • Lois Lane: Welcome to the planet.
    ‐ Submitted by DragonsFoe . (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: You think you can threaten my mother!
    ‐ Submitted by Ben C (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: I was bred for this! I was trained all my life to be a warrior! Where did you train? A farm?
    ‐ Submitted by Ker Malkin G (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: I grew up in Kansas, General! I'm about as American as it gets!
    ‐ Submitted by Jovianny B (2 years ago)

  • Faora: You're weak, son of El. The fact that you possess a sense of morality and we do not gives us an evolutionary advantage. And if history has proven anything, it is that evolution always wins!
    ‐ Submitted by Scott W (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: You have no idea how long we've been searching for you.
    ‐ Submitted by Nathan M (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: Don't do this!
    ‐ Submitted by Nick S (2 years ago)

  • Faora-Ul: A good death is its own reward.
    ‐ Submitted by Jordan U (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: Krypton had it's chance!
    ‐ Submitted by Brian W (2 years ago)

  • Faora: A good death is its own reward.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa C (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: The world's too big, Mom.
    Martha Kent: then make it small. Focus on my voice. Pretend it's an island out in the ocean. Can you see it?
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: I see it.
    ‐ Submitted by Carlos O (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: I grew up in Kansas, you can't get more American than that.
    ‐ Submitted by Meilisa S (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: I'm from Kanas, I'm American as you can get.
    ‐ Submitted by Robert V (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, they'd reject me out of fear. He was convinced that the world wasn't ready. What do you think?
    ‐ Submitted by Nick S (2 years ago)

  • Lara Lor-Van: He'll be an outcast, a freak. They'll kill him.
    ‐ Submitted by Sammy M (2 years ago)

  • Father Leone: Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith. Then the trust thing comes afterwards.
    ‐ Submitted by Laurence R (2 years ago)

  • Faora: You will not win. For every human you save, we will kill a million more.
    ‐ Submitted by 'Michael S (2 years ago)

  • Jonathan Kent: You just have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be, Clark. Whoever that man is, he's going to change the world.
    ‐ Submitted by Ankur C (2 years ago)

  • Lois Lane: They say it's all downhill after the first kiss.
    Clark Kent/Kal-El: I think that only applies if you are kissing a human.
    ‐ Submitted by Stephanie T (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: What are you doing Zod? This is madness!
    General Zod: What I should have done years ago.
    ‐ Submitted by Adam S (2 years ago)

  • Clark Kent/Kal-El: I won't betray them.
    General Zod: You already have.
    ‐ Submitted by Adam S (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: You believe your son is safe? I will find him!
    ‐ Submitted by Adam S (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: I am your father Kal-El.
    ‐ Submitted by DragonsFoe . (2 years ago)

  • Lois Lane: Welcome to our planet.
    ‐ Submitted by DragonsFoe . (2 years ago)

  • Lois Lane: Welcome to the Daily Planet.
    ‐ Submitted by DragonsFoe . (2 years ago)

  • Martha Kent: What are you going to do when you are not saving the world?
    ‐ Submitted by DragonsFoe . (2 years ago)

  • Lois Lane: Welcome to the planet.
    ‐ Submitted by Mike E (2 years ago)

  • Martha Kent: Nice suit son.
    ‐ Submitted by DragonsFoe . (2 years ago)

  • Lois Lane: For some, he was a guardian angel. For others, a ghost, who never quite fit in.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa C (2 years ago)

  • Lois Lane: How do you find someone who has spent a lifetime covering his tracks?
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa C (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: What are you doing Zod? This is madness!
    General Zod: What I should have done years ago. These lawmakers with their endless debates, have led krypton to ruin!
    Jor-El: And if your forces prevail? You'll be the leader of nothing!
    General Zod: Then join me, help me save our race. We'll start a new, we'll sever the degenerative bloodline that led us to this state.
    Jor-El: And who will decide which bloodline survives on, you?
    ‐ Submitted by Danny Q (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: Every person can be a force of good.
    ‐ Submitted by Nathan M (2 years ago)

  • Superman: It's not an S.
    ‐ Submitted by Nick B (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: Every person can be a force for good, free to forge his own destiny.
    ‐ Submitted by DragonsFoe . (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.
    ‐ Submitted by Tom H (2 years ago)

  • General Swanwick: You've got our attention.
    ‐ Submitted by Danny Q (2 years ago)

  • Superman: I can do things that other people can't.
    ‐ Submitted by Danny Q (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired to something greater?
    ‐ Submitted by Tom H (2 years ago)

  • Faora: You will not win. For every human you save, we will kill a million more
    ‐ Submitted by Edward G (2 years ago)

  • Perry White: I just came back from Aruba. Check out my tan.
    ‐ Submitted by Pamela L (2 years ago)

  • Superman: You're a monster, Zod, and I'm going to stop you!
    ‐ Submitted by Nathan M (2 years ago)

  • Jonathan Kent: You are my son. But somewhere out there you have another father, and he sent you here for a reason. And even if it takes you the rest of your life, you owe it to yourself to find out what that reason is.
    ‐ Submitted by Nathan M (2 years ago)

  • Superman: Just because you can't control me doesn't mean I'm your enemy.
    ‐ Submitted by Nathan M (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: You think your son is safe? I WILL FIND HIM!
    ‐ Submitted by Steven V (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: My son is twice the man you are.
    ‐ Submitted by Lucio I (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: Not matter how violent, every action I take is for the greater good of my people.
    ‐ Submitted by Lucio I (2 years ago)

  • Superman: Why did you send me here?
    ‐ Submitted by Nathan M (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: That's what the symbol means...hope
    ‐ Submitted by Nathan M (2 years ago)

  • Superman: You're a monster, Zod. And I'm gonna stop you!
    ‐ Submitted by Cody P (2 years ago)

  • Perry White: Can you imagine how the people on this planet would react if they knew there was someone like this out there?
    ‐ Submitted by Nathan M (2 years ago)

  • Superman: I won't betray them!
    General Zod: You already have.
    ‐ Submitted by Nathan M (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: My name is General Zod. I have journeyed across an ocean of stars to reach you. Your world has sheltered one of my citizens. He will look like you, but he is not one of you. To those of you who know his location, the fate of your planet rests in your hands. To Kal-El, I say this: Surrender within 24 hours, or watch this world suffer the consequences.
    ‐ Submitted by Cody P (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: You can save them. You can save them all!
    ‐ Submitted by Nathan M (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: You can save them. You can save all of them.
    ‐ Submitted by Cody P (2 years ago)

  • Jor-El: You've grown stronger here than I ever could've imagined. The only way to know how strong, is to keep testing your limits.
    ‐ Submitted by Nathan M (2 years ago)

  • Jonathan Kent: And i have to believe that you were sent here for a reason. And even if it takes the rest of your life, you owe it to yourself to find out what that reason is.
    ‐ Submitted by Rabel O (2 years ago)

  • General Zod: I will find him!
    ‐ Submitted by Typhon Q (2 years ago)

  • Superman: My father believed if the world found out who I really was it'd reject me. He was convinced that the world wasn't ready. What do you think?
    ‐ Submitted by Scott W (2 years ago)

  • Jonathan Kent: I have to believe that you were sent here for a reason. And even if it takes the rest of your life, you owe it to yourself to find out what that reason is.
    ‐ Submitted by Scott W (2 years ago)

  • Lois Lane: What's the 'S' stand for?
    ‐ Submitted by Scott W (2 years ago)

  • Lara Lor-Van: He'll be an outcast. They'll kill him.
    Jor-El: How?
    ‐ Submitted by Typhon Q (3 years ago)

  • Lois Lane: How do you find someone who has spent a lifetime covering his tracks? For some, he's a guardian angel. For others, a ghost who never quite fit in.
    ‐ Submitted by J * (3 years ago)

  • Jor-El: He'll be a god to them.
    ‐ Submitted by J * (3 years ago)

  • Jor-El: Good-bye, my son. Our hopes and dreams travel to you.
    ‐ Submitted by J * (3 years ago)

  • Lara Lor-Van: He'll be an outcast. They'll kill him.
    Jor-El: How?
    ‐ Submitted by J * (3 years ago)

  • General Zod: You think your son is safe? I will find him!
    ‐ Submitted by Cody P (3 years ago)

  • Jonathan Kent: You're the answer, son. The answer to "are we alone in the universe".
    Superman: Can't I just keep pretending to be your son?
    Jonathan Kent: You are my son.
    ‐ Submitted by Cody P (3 years ago)

  • Superman: My father believed that if the world found who I really was, they would reject me. He was convinced that the world wasn't ready. What do you think?
    ‐ Submitted by Cody P (3 years ago)

  • Jonathan Kent: You're not just anyone. One day, you're going to have to make a choice. You'll have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, he's going to change the world.
    ‐ Submitted by Simon S (3 years ago)

  • Superman: There are so many questions...Where do I come from?
    ‐ Submitted by Simon S (3 years ago)

  • Jonathan Kent: Whoever that man is, good character or bad, he's gonna change the world.
    ‐ Submitted by Conner W (3 years ago)

  • Jor-El: You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.
    ‐ Submitted by Typhon Q (3 years ago)

  • Jor-El: What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired to something greater?
    ‐ Submitted by Justin D (3 years ago)

  • Jor-El: You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time you will help them accomplish wonders.
    ‐ Submitted by Eddie C (3 years ago)

  • Jonathan Kent: It's not from this world, Clark. And neither are you.
    ‐ Submitted by Chima A (3 years ago)

  • Superman: My father believed that if the world found out who I really was they'd reject me out of fear. He was convinced that the world wasn't ready. What do you think?
    ‐ Submitted by Chima A (3 years ago)

  • Jonathan Kent: You just have to decide what type of man you want to grow up to be, Clark. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, he's going to change the world.
    ‐ Submitted by Chima A (3 years ago)

  • Jonathan Kent: It's not from the Earth, Clark. And neither are you.
    ‐ Submitted by Chima A (3 years ago)

  • Jor-El: What if child dream of becoming something other than what society intended? What if a child aspire to something greater.
    ‐ Submitted by Chima A (3 years ago)

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