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Mathayus (Character)
from The Mummy Returns (2001)

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The Scorpion King (2002)
[after rescuing Jesup from certain death]
Mathayus: You're lucky we have the same mother.

Jesup: Live free.
Mathayus: Die well.

Mathayus: Live free.
Balthazar: Rule well.

Arpid: So, where are we going?
Mathayus: The Valley of the Dead.
Arpid: The Valley of the Dead? Nobody goes to the Valley of the Dead. That's why they call it the Valley of the Dead!
[the Scorpion King & the sorceress ride away on the camel]
Arpid: Wait for me, please!

[Memnon's Guards can be heard heading towards Mathayus and his young guide]
Mathayus: Get ready! I'll kill half, you kill half!
[the boy stares at him quizically]
Mathayus: All right. I'll kill them all!
Urchin: [Tugs on Mathayus' arm] How about we go around 'em and not kill anybody?

[Mathayus revives an unconscious Arpid]
Arpid: What happened?
Mathayus: You got us in! I knew you could do it. A jug of your finest wine for my road-weary friend here.
Arpid: Wait a minute... the last thing that, that I remember was this huge Akkadian fist coming straight into my...

Balthazar: Watch yourself, Akkadian
Mathayus: No need for concern, Miss.
Balthazar: Ohh, he's gonna pay for that.

[Mathayus, Arpid, and the Sorceress have stopped at a pond]
The Sorceress: What do you think? Is it safe to drink?
Arpid: Woo hoo!
[Arpid jumps into the pond]
Mathayus: Not any more.

[Mathayus enters a room where Philos is working]
Philos: Good lord. Are you going to kill me?
Mathayus: Maybe later.

Philos: Like ALL of my inventions, Memnon will try to use it for war.
Mathayus: Where is Memnon?
Philos: Ay, you mean to kill him, do you?
Mathayus: [raises his sword to Philos' throat] Yes.

The Sorceress: If you face Memnon, you'll die! That is your destiny.
Mathayus: I make my own destiny.
[they kiss]

Mathayus: I've come for the woman... and your head.

Mathayus: [after catching their fee] As long as one of us still breathes, the Sorcerer will die.
[they turn to leave. Balthazar pulls Mathayus's kama out of a pole]
Balthazar: Assassin!
[Mathayus turns, Balthazar throws the kama. Mathayus catches it]
Mathayus: Him... we'll kill for free.

Jesup: Horses are faster.
Mathayus: But camels are smarter.

Mathayus: How is it you see this? Don't the legends say you'll lose your powers if you...?
[arches brow, suggestively]
The Sorceress: Can you think of a better way to keep a king from taking advantage?
[Mathayus smiles]
The Sorceress: Well, neither could my ancestors.

Mathayus: You! You betrayed your own father?
Takmet: Yes. He was very shocked.
[holds up his father's head]
Takmet: You could tell by the look on his face.

Mathayus: I may be a king, but I'm a wrestler first.
[piledrives guard]

[Mathayus and Arpid are buried up to their necks in sand. Around them, the guard drops burning scraps of cloth into the ant mounds]
Arpid: Fascinating, isn't it? The smoke, it causes the fire ants to abandon their homes, you see?
[the fire ants swarm out of the mounds, towards them]
Arpid: All the sooner to feast on our naked heads.
Mathayus: You think this is funny?
Arpid: It's a little bit funny, yes. You see, I am about to escape, while you on the other hand are about to die a horrible death, for leaving me to die last night!

[after getting inside the city gates]
Mathayus: All right, that was the easy part. Everybody know what to do?
Balthazar: Cripple the guards.
Philos: Ignite the powder.
Arpid: And try not to get killed.

[after getting inside the city, the Urchin pokes his head out of the wagon]
Mathayus: What are you doing here? You could get hurt!
Urchin: So could you!

Balthazar: Where do you think you're going with my horse?
Arpid: To Gomorrah. Nothing we can say will stop him.
Balthazar: Without your sorceress?
Mathayus: She returned to save the lives of your people. I won't let her face Memnon's wrath alone. Step aside.
Balthazar: Akkadian, you're riding to your death. If I let you ride alone...
[pause. Balthazar grins]
Balthazar: what glory would there be left for me?

The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian (2002) (VG)
Jesup: He planted you in the dirt, Rama!
Rama: He stood in front of the sun! I couldn't see.
Jesup: Mathayus used a valid strategy. It defeated you, didn't it?
Rama: I suppose so. But it's the very first time. You'll have to do better to pass your test today, Mathayus.
Mathayus: Don't worry about me. I have all the training I can stomach. I want to get out there in the real world, and this test won't get in my way.
Jesup: Don't be so sure!
[Kicks Mathayus]
Jesup: Hahahaha! You must be alert at all times to be an assassin. If you lose concentration, even for a second, it will get you killed.
Mathayus: Alright, alright, you've made your point.
Jesup: Now, the king wants to see you when you've finished your preparations. Keep practicing, and meet us at the top of the village when you're ready.
Rama: Let's go, Jesup.

Mathayus: King Urmhet, I come to begin my test.
King Urmhet: Rise, Mathayus. You have worked hard for this day. Now, I lay my task before you.
Mathayus: I am ready, my king.
King Urmhet: To the south here lies the market town of Khemet. Three days ago, the lord of the town foully murdered one of the palace concubines. Fearing for their lives, the girl's sisters have asked for the help of the Akkadians. I send you, Mathayus. You will enter Khemet by night. Once inside, you will make your way into the palace, and find the lord in his bedchambers. There, you will... dispense justice.
Mathayus: I understand, King Urmhet.
King Urmhet: Live free, Mathayus.
Mathayus: Die well, my king.

Concubine #1: It's him! The Akkadian we sent for!
Concubine #2: Our request is answered!
Mathayus: You are the ones who sent to my king for help?
Concubine #1: Yes, we must avenge the death of our sister.
Mathayus: Where is your lord?
Concubine #1: He is asleep in his chamber, upstairs. You can reach it through his private quarters on the other side of the palace. We'll distract the guards. Good luck!
Mathayus: Luck doesn't come into it.

Magus: Congratulations, Akkadian!
Mathayus: Who's there? What's the meaning of this?
Magus: My name is Magus. I have been searching for a man of your talent to assist me. I am conducting an experiment, and need a man of strength such as yours if my work is to be successful.
Mathayus: Searching for? You set this up? You brought that beast that killed the lord of Khemet? You killed the concubine to lure me here?
Magus: The concubine is of no importance, my friend. Join me, Akkadian!
Mathayus: Whatever you are planning is evil, sorcerer! I want no part of such deeds.
Magus: How disappointing, and after all my preparation. Take him away to my dungeons!

The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2012) (V)
Talus: [to Mathayus, about Cobra's army] Let them have me. Let them devour me. I will rise again like a bad idea and you will be crushed!
Mathayus: You first.

The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior (2008) (V)
Sargon: You've come to avenge your father, the great hero?
Mathayus: I fight for more than vengeance now, Sargon. I fight for what my father once believed in. And I fight for what you've corrupted.

The Mummy Returns (2001)
Imhotep: [Imhotep is being attacked by the Scorpion King] I am your servant. I am your servant.
The Scorpion King: We shall see.
Imhotep: [points at Rick] But *he* was sent to kill you!