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Caesar (Character)
from Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Caesar: War has begun.

Caesar: I need to speak to Caesar!

Malcolm: Who was that in the video?
Caesar: A good man... like you.

Koba: Caesar weak!
Caesar: Koba weaker.

Koba: Apes not kill apes.
Caesar: You are no ape.

Caesar: [in sign language] If we go to war, we could lose all we've built.
Caesar: [spoken aloud] Home. Family. Future.

Caesar: Koba still in a cage.

Caesar: [On Koba's contempt] From Humans... Koba Learned Hatred

Koba: Koba fight for apes!
Caesar: Koba fight for Koba.

[Last Lines]
Caesar: War has... already begun. Ape started war. And human... Human will not forgive. You must go... before fighting begins. I am sorry... my friend.
Malcolm: I thought we had a chance.
Caesar: I did too.

Caesar: I always think... ape better than human. I see now... how much like them we are.

Caesar: Ape always seeks strongest branch.

Rocket: Koba say, Apes should hate humans.
Caesar: Enough! From humans Koba learned hate. But nothing else.

Caesar: Trusted Koba like brother!
Koba: Caesar brother to human!

Maurice: You still think about them?
Caesar: Humans?
Caesar: Sometimes.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Maurice: [to Caesar in sign language] Why coockie Rocket?
Caesar: [to Maurice in sign language and breaking and bundling sticks] Ape alone... weak. Apes together... strong.
Maurice: [to Caesar in sign language as they observe chimps beating each other and stop] Apes stupid.

Will Rodman: Caesar. I'm sorry. This my fault. This has to stop. This isn't the way, you know what they're capable of. Please come home. If you come home, I'll protect you.
Caesar: [looks at the apes and to Will] Caesar is home.

Dodge Landon: Take your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape!
Caesar: NO!
Rodney: [looks at Caesar while he pulls the tranq-gun back and softly] Oh, my God.
Buck: [looks at Caesar and softly] Oh-oh-oh.
Caesar: [grunts and looks at the other apes who are screeching] NO!
Buck: [grunts]
Caesar: NO!
[jumps and walks along the cages]
Caesar: NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
Dodge Landon: [groans]
Rodney: [gasping]

Maurice: [in sign language; subtitled] Hurt bad?
Caesar: [in sign language] You know sign?
Maurice: [nods; in sign language] Circus orangutan.
[Caesar and the orangutan Maurice observe John tranquilizes a chimp. Caesar grabs the bars of his cage and shrieks and growls]
Maurice: [to Caesar in sign language] Careful. Humans don't like smart ape.

Party Boy: [at Caesar's cage] Hey, check out this guy.
Dodge Landon: Hey that one's a pain in the ass, man! He thinks he's special or something.
Party Boy: Freaky. Come here. Come on. It's like he's thinking or something.
Caesar: [grabs the man's throat and staresand growls]
Party Girl #2: Oh, my God! He has his throat!
Party Girl #1: Let him go!
Dodge Landon: [Dodge runs towards Caesar] Let go!
Caesar: [grunts and releases the and leans towards Rocket's cage]
Rocket: [he jumps up, he growls and jumps down]
Dodge Landon: I told you not to get too close man.

Caesar: [grunt-like and at Koba with hands signals] Go Up!
Koba: [grunts]
[leads some orangutans and chimps up on the beams]
Caesar: [to Maurice and with signals] Go Under!
Maurice: [roars and screeches]
[leads most of the orangutans and some chimps under the bridge]

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
MacDonald: Caesar... Caesar! This is not how it was meant to be.
Caesar: In your view or mine?
MacDonald: Violence prolongs hate, hate prolongs violence. By what right are you spilling blood?
Caesar: By the slave's right to punish his persecutor.
MacDonald: I, a decedent of slaves am asking you to show humanity.
Caesar: But, I was not born human.
MacDonald: I know. The child of the evolved apes.
Caesar: Whose children shall rule the earth.
MacDonald: For better or for worse?
Caesar: Do you think it could be worse?
MacDonald: Do you think this riot will win freedom for all your people? By tomorrow...
Caesar: By tomorrow it will be too late. Why a tiny, mindless insect like the emperor moth can communicate with another over a distance of 80 miles...
MacDonald: An emperor ape might do slightly better?
Caesar: Slightly? What you have seen here today, apes on the 5 continents will be imitating tomorrow.
MacDonald: With knives against guns? With kerosene cans against flamethrowers?
Caesar: Where there is fire, there is smoke. And in that smoke, from this day forward, my people will crouch and conspire and plot and plan for the inevitable day of Man's downfall - the day when he finally and self-destructively turns his weapons against his own kind. The day of the writing in the sky, when your cities lie buried under radioactive rubble! When the sea is a dead sea, and the land is a wasteland out of which I will lead my people from their captivity! And we will build our own cities in which there will be no place for humans except to serve our ends! And we shall found our own armies, our own religion, our own dynasty! And that day is upon you... now!

Caesar: But now... now we will put away out hatred. Now we will put down our weapons. We have passed through the Night of the Fires. And who were our masters are now our servants. And we, who are not human, can afford to be humane. Destiny is the will of God. And, if it is man's destiny to be dominated, it is God's will that he be dominated with compassion and understanding. So, cast out your vengeance. Tonight, we have seen the birth of the Planet of the Apes!

Caesar: The King is dead. Long live the King! Tell me Breck, before you die - how do we differ from the dogs and cats that you and your kind used to love? Why did you turn us from pets into slaves?
Breck: Because your kind were once our ancestors. Because man was born of apes, and there's still an ape curled up inside of every man. You're the beast in us that we have to whip into submission. You're the savage that we need to shackle in chains. You taint us, Caesar. You poison our guts. When we hate you, we're hating the dark side of ourselves.

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Caesar: I did not start this war. I offered you peace. I showed you mercy. But now you're here. To finish us off... for good.