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Senator Robert Kelly (Character)
from "X-Men" (1992)

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X-Men (2000)
[to Senator Kelly]
Magneto: Are you a God-fearing man, Senator? That is such a strange phrase. I've always thought of God as a teacher; a bringer of light, wisdom, and understanding. You see, I think what you really fear is me. Me and my kind. The Brotherhood of Mutants. Oh, it's not so surprising really. Mankind has always feared what it doesn't understand. Well, don't fear God, Senator, and certainly don't fear me. Not any more.
[goes to activate his machine]
Senator Kelly: What are you going to do?
Magneto: Let's just say, God works too slow.

Senator Kelly: I have here a list of names of identified mutants living right here in the United States.
Dr. Jean Grey: Senator...
Senator Kelly: Here's a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls. Now what's to stop her from walking into a bank vault, or the White House, or
[indicating the gallery]
Senator Kelly: into their houses?
Dr. Jean Grey: Senator, please...
Senator Kelly: ...and there are even rumors, Miss Grey, of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!

Senator Kelly: What the hell have you done to me?
Magneto: Senator, this is pointless. Where would you go? Who would take you in now that your one of us?

Dr. Jean Grey: Ladies and gentlemen, we are now seeing the beginnings of another stage of human evolution. These mutations manifest at puberty, and are often triggered by periods of heightened emotional stress.
Senator Kelly: Thank you, Miss Grey! That was-quite educational. However it fails to address the issue which is the focus of this hearing. Three words: are mutants dangerous.
Dr. Jean Grey: That's an unfair question, Senator Kelly. After all, the wrong person behind the wheel of a car can be dangerous.
Senator Kelly: Well, we do license people to drive.
Dr. Jean Grey: But not to live.

[the X-Men help Senator Kelly, a victim of Magneto's mutant machine]
Senator Kelly: I was afraid they'd...
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Treat you like a mutant?
[pause]
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: We're not what you think. Not all of us.
Senator Kelly: Tell that to the ones who did this to me.

[Preparing Senator Kelly for the mutation machine]
Senator Kelly: What are you going to do?
Magneto: Let's just say God works too slow.

Senator Kelly: What'd you do with Henry?
Magneto: Your aide, Mr. Gyrich, has been dead for some time, senator. I've had Mystique here keep you company. She takes so many shapes.


X2 (2003)
William Stryker: I have found evidence of a mutant training facility in upstate New York.
Senator Kelly: [Mystique in disguise] This facility is a school.
William Stryker: Sure it is.

Senator Kelly: [Mystique in disguise] Mr. Stryker, do you really want to turn this into some kind of war?
William Stryker: I was pilotin' Black Ops missions in the jungles of North Vietnam while you were suckin' on your mama's tit at Woodstock, Kelly. Don't lecture me about war. This already is a war.