John Myers
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John Myers (Character)
from Hellboy (2004)

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Hellboy (2004)
[Hellboy is going back to confront Behemoth]
John Myers: Are you going to be... okay? Alone?
Hellboy: How big can it be?
[a tentacle grabs Hellboy and pulls him back]

John Myers: He doesn't want me with him. I know that much. He respects Clay, not me.
Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm: You're doing fine.
John Myers: No, I'm not. Look, I'm really sorry, but I'm not your guy.
Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm: I'm dying, Agent Myers. Like any father, I worry about him.
[pauses]
Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm: In medieval stories, there is often a young knight who is inexperienced, but pure of heart.
John Myers: Oh, come on. I am not pure of heart.
Abe Sapien: Yes, you are.
Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm: Rasputin is back for him. What I'm asking of you is to have the courage to stand by him when I am gone. He was born a demon; we can't change that. But you will help him, in essence, to become a man.

Hellboy: Hey Myers, you're a talker. What's a good word, a solid word for "need"?
John Myers: Well, "need" is a good, solid word.
Hellboy: Nah. Too needy.

John Myers: Did you ever lose track of him?
Hellboy: Well let's see - there was that moment, when I had the train on top of my head...

John Myers: Hey, no one goes with him? Jesus.
Abe Sapien: No. He likes it that way. The whole "lonely hero" thing.

Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm: 1937: Hitler joins the Thule Society, a group of German aristocrats obsessed with the occult. In 1938, he acquired the spear of Longinus, which pierced the side of Christ. He who holds it becomes invincible. Hitler's power increases tenfold. 1943: President Roosevelt decides to fight back. The Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense is born. 1958: the Occult Wars finally come to an end with the death of Adolf Hitler.
John Myers: 1945, you mean. Hitler died in '45.
Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm: [amused] Did he now?

Agent Clay: So you met the fish guy, right?
John Myers: Oh, yeah. That was weird.
Agent Clay: [unimpressed] Yeah, right. Well, come on in. Meet the rest of the family.

John Myers: My uncle used to say that we like people for their qualities but we love them for their defects.

John Myers: [referring to stinger from Sammael's tongue on Hellboy's arm] What is that thing?
Hellboy: Ah crap!
[hands stinger to Myers]
Hellboy: I'll go ask!
[Myers fumbles with stinger and drops it while shuddering]

Hellboy: Hey, Sparky... tell everyone to turn on their locator belts if anyone sees anything.
John Myers: Are you sure about this?
Hellboy: On a scale of one to ten, two.

[last lines]
John Myers: "What makes a man a man?" a friend of mine once wondered. Is it his origins? The way he comes to life? I don't think so. It's the choices he makes. Not how he starts things, but how he decides to end them.

Grigori Rasputin: Open the final lock.
[Hellboy moves to insert his stone hand into the second lock]
John Myers: Remember who you are!
[Meyers throws Professor Bruttenholm's rosary at Hellboy. He pauses]
Grigori Rasputin: Believe me, I have lived long enough to know! Not a tear will be shed for this world!
John Myers: You have a choice! Your father gave you that!
Grigori Rasputin: No, you don't! There is no choice! Now, open it! DO IT!
[Hellboy tears his horns off]
Grigori Rasputin: What have you done?
Hellboy: I CHOSE.
[stabs Rasputin with his horns]
Grigori Rasputin: You will never understand what kind of power you have.
Hellboy: I guess I'll have to find some way to live with that.