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Apocalypse (Character)
from "X-Men" (1992)

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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Erik Lensherr: Who are you?
Apocalypse: Elohim, Pushan, Ra - I've been called many names over many lifetimes. I am born of death. I was there to spark and fan the flame of man's awakening, to spin the wheel of civilization. And when the forest would grow rank and needed clearing for new growth, I was there to set it ablaze.

Apocalypse: You are all my children, and you're lost because you follow blind leaders. These false gods, systems of the weak, they've ruined my world. No more.

Apocalypse: Everything they've built will fall! And from the ashes of their world, we'll build a better one!

Apocalypse: Together we will cleanse the earth for the strongest.

Apocalypse: All has been revealed.

Apocalypse: [sends the world's nuclear weapons into space] Always the same, and now all this. No more stones. No more spears. No more slings. No more swords. No more weapons! No more systems! No more! No more superpowers... So much faith in their tools, in their machines. You can fire your arrows from the Tower of Babel, but you can never strike god!

Apocalypse: You betray me?
Magneto: No. I betrayed them.
[attacks Apocalypse]

Magneto: Stay back. Whoever you are, don't try to stop me from killing these men.
[Apocalypse turns the men into ash]
Apocalypse: I'm not here for them. I'm here for you.
[enters energy field]
Apocalypse: Come and see.

Apocalypse: It's over, Charles. You're finished. You're mine now.
Charles Xavier: You will never win.
Apocalypse: And why is that?
Charles Xavier: Because you are alone... and I am not.
[Jean Grey appears]

Apocalypse: Thank you for letting me in.

Apocalypse: [at Cairo] This was meant to be the center of the universe before I was betrayed. Now it will be.
[creates a pyramid]

[Psylocke brings Apocalypse to Angel, but sees Angel's wing is damaged]
Psylocke: His fighting days are done.
Apocalypse: No, they're not.
[fixes Angel's wings and turns them to metal]
Apocalypse: Rise, my Angel!

[reciting Apocalypse's message to the world]
Charles Xavier: This message is for one reason alone: to tell the strongest among you...
Apocalypse: Those with the greatest power, this earth will be yours!
Charles Xavier: Those with the greatest power... protect those without. That's my message to the world.

[psychic battle]
Charles Xavier: You're in my house now!
Apocalypse: [starts to grow] You'll need a bigger house.

Alex Summers: [charges after Apocalypse] Hey! Hey, asshole!
Apocalypse: All will be revealed, my child.

Apocalypse: [to Magneto] You will reach down, my son, deep into the earth. Rip everything they've built from the ground. Wipe clean this world, and we will lead those that survive into a better one.

Apocalypse: [catches Quicksilver] Foolish child.
[breaks his leg]

Apocalypse: [crafts a helmet for Erik] A gift, to honor your past life and your future role.
Charles Xavier: And what about me? Do I have any role to play in this madness?
Apocalypse: You have the most important role of all...
[straps Charles down on a table]
Apocalypse: Despite my long life, there is one thing I can not do that you can: be everywhere... be everyone.
Charles Xavier: No... no! Get out! GET OUT!

Apocalypse: [to Storm] My child, why do you enslave yourself?

Erik Lensherr: Where were you when my father and mother were slaughtered in this place?
Apocalypse: Asleep. Trapped in darkness. I was not there for you, my son, but I am here now. You don't know your own strength but I do. Reach down. Feel the metal in the ground. Reach. As deep as you can. You'll find you have the power to move the very Earth itself.

"X-Men: Come the Apocalypse (#1.10)" (1993)
Apocalypse: [to his Horsemen] The old world passes away. Together, we shall forge a new one, in fire and blood. The future is transformed. I am the instrument to purify the world, the evil of humans and mutants must be cut away! You shall help me, tear down the old order! Those who oppose me shall perish, through my agents of destruction!

Apocalypse: I am APOCALYPSE! Look upon the future, AND TREMBLE! All who oppose me... shall be crushed!
[steps on a camera]

Apocalypse: Increase the power! I want to hear the cries of a future being born!

Apocalypse: You had the chance to be the first of my creatures, the first to serve my purpose.
Rogue: Dang! And I missed it!

"X-Men: Time Fugitives: Part 1 (#2.7)" (1993)
Apocalypse: [to Creed] I am as far beyond mutants as they are beyond you. I am eternal!

Apocalypse: Watch me and tremble... for I bring the purity of oblivion!

"X-Men: Beyond Good and Evil: Part 1 (#4.8)" (1995)
Apocalypse: [on Cable] Am I doomed to struggle with such filth, until the end of time?

Cable: The world won't stomach your evil forever!
Apocalypse: Evil? I am not malevolent. I simply AM! Which soon will be more than I can say for YOU!

"X-Men: Obsession (#3.10)" (1994)
Apocalypse: I am the rocks of the eternal shore. Crash against me and be broken!

Apocalypse: [being attacked, laughs] You are no closer than the Babylonians with their swords and fire-sticks!

"X-Men: The Cure (#1.9)" (1993)
Apocalypse: I know more of this world than you can even dream. That is why I must destroy it!