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Luke Cage (Character)
from "Luke Cage" (2016)

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"Jessica Jones: AKA Ladies Night (#1.1)" (2015)
Luke Cage: Last call.
Jessica Jones: Still ladies' night? Make it a double.
Luke Cage: Lot of booze for such a small woman.
Jessica Jones: I don't get asked on a lot of second dates.

Jessica Jones: Again, I don't flirt. I just say what I want.
Luke Cage: And what do you want?

[Jessica is drinking from a bottle in a brown paper bag]
Luke Cage: You could drink that out of a glass.
Jessica Jones: This whiskey is not good enough to put in a glass.

Luke Cage: I see you around, but you never come inside.
Jessica Jones: [gesturing with her whiskey bottle] I buy it in bulk.
Luke Cage: It's ladies' night. It's a new promotion I'm runnin'.
Jessica Jones: No, it's not.
Luke Cage: It is now.
Jessica Jones: Why?
Luke Cage: You're hot, you're drinking alone - it tends to attract customers. But, hey, don't do me any favors.

Roy Healy: Headin' out, boss.
Luke Cage: Be good, Roy.
Roy Healy: Why start now?

Luke Cage: What kind of business you in?
[Jessica glares at Luke]
Luke Cage: Right. You only ask questions.
Jessica Jones: I'm still waiting for answers.
Luke Cage: Ladies first.

"Jessica Jones: AKA It's Called Whiskey (#1.3)" (2015)
Luke Cage: Sweet Christmas.

Jessica Jones: Just how unbreakable are you?
Luke Cage: On a scale of "I don' t know" to "I don't want to find out".

Luke Cage: What else can you do? Punch through a wall? Stop a moving car?
Jessica Jones: A slow moving car.
Luke Cage: Can you fly?
Jessica Jones: It's more like jumping... and then falling.

Luke Cage: I protect myself and what's mine. Being a hero puts a target on your back.
Jessica Jones: Been there, done that.

Jessica Jones: More?
Luke Cage: Nah. I'm full.
Jessica Jones: I wasn't talking about food.

"Luke Cage: Code of the Streets (#1.2)" (2016)
Luke Cage: Always forward, Pop. Forward always.

Luke Cage: Pull the trigga, nigga! I ain't got all night!

Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes: What's your name again?
Luke Cage: Luke
Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes: Luke. Mmm, old school. Biblical. I'm all about the old school. You know that eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth kind of thing. Fire and brimstone. See back then do someone wrong, wasn't no beggin' and pleadin'. Just took care of it. Handled your business.
Henry 'Pop' Hunter: What about turning the other cheek?
Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes: Jesus saves. I don't.

Luke Cage: I ain't guilty. But I ain't innocent either.

"Luke Cage: Suckas Need Bodyguards (#1.6)" (2016)
Luke Cage: Your new VH1 show? Criminal Spinsters?
Mariah Dillard: Who you callin' a spinster? I'd wear your narrow ass out!

[Claire comes over to Luke and Bobby who are dining at a table]
Claire Temple: Luke?
Luke Cage: Yes.
Claire Temple: Oh, you probably don't remember me, do you? Your girlfriend had me take care of you when you were brought into the hospital.
[Luke and Bobby have blank stares]
Claire Temple: In Hell's Kitchen?
Luke Cage: [look of recognition] Hey.
Luke Cage: Hey.
Bobby Fish: [extends hand to Claire] Bobby. Bobby Fish.
Claire Temple: [shakes Bobby's hand] I'm sorry. Claire. Very nice to meet you.
Bobby Fish: Claire, you... you are far too beautiful to ever apologize for anything. You remember that.

Claire Temple: Swiss cheese shirt, car bounces off of you, punching through steel and concrete. Just another day, right?
Luke Cage: You're safe and your mum's van is insured. That's all that matters to me.
Claire Temple: After all that, you can't say you're not special.
Luke Cage: I'm still not sure what I am.
Claire Temple: You know exactly who you are, and what you need to do.
Luke Cage: [chuckles] Pop used to say the same thing you're saying to me. I did right by him. Cottonmouth's in jail, and I'm done.
Claire Temple: You're moving on?
Luke Cage: I think so. It's time.
Claire Temple: There's things with your powers you haven't even tested. So many good things that you could still do. Maybe I could help.
Luke Cage: You have ideas?
Claire Temple: Yeah!
Luke Cage: Why don't we start by getting some coffee first?
Claire Temple: I'm not sleeping with you.
Luke Cage: Whoa! Did I say anything about that? Why can't coffee just be coffee?
Claire Temple: Okay, you didn't even touch your coffee this morning, you drank the orange juice. You don't drink coffee.

Marvel Heroes (2013) (VG)
Luke Cage: [to Iron Man] Tony, five minutes in my neighborhood and your armor would be on blocks and stripped down for parts.

Luke Cage: [to Cyclops] Hey, Cyke, you got a lot of brass for a skinny kid wearing glasses.

Luke Cage: [summoning Iron Fist] Quit your meditating and let's go bust some heads!

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (2008) (VG)
Spider-Man: Why does everybody talk crap about the costume? It's a classic! It's Iconic!
Luke Cage: I was unaware one of iconic's definitions was; 'ugly as hell'.

Spider-Man: By heavy do you mean "serious" like in; ''oh that's heavy bro'', or heavy as in possessing a large mass... like a fat guy?
Luke Cage: Does that even matter?... Both OK?
Spider-Man: OK, so I guess I should go knock them down to size huh?

Luke Cage: A man dressed like you are right now don't get to talk about how i USED to dress
Spider-Man: Still you wore a tiara.
Luke Cage: It was a head band. A head... band.

"Luke Cage: Moment of Truth (#1.1)" (2016)
Luke Cage: Dumb men like little girls. Me? I ponder a woman.

Misty Knight: Your jacket is a little small.
Luke Cage: So is your dress.
Misty Knight: Touché.

Luke Cage: [Luke has just beaten three thugs] You want some?
Sugar: Yo, I don't even like these niggas, man.

"The Super Hero Squad Show: A Brat Walks Among Us! (#1.6)" (2009)
Iron Man: [to Brynnie] How about if Uncle Iron Man makes you a pretty new tiara? Like the one Luke Cage wears.
Luke Cage: It's a headband.
Iron Man: It's a tiara. We've all discussed it.

Luke Cage: [Captain America has just saved the mayor's life] Way to go! Major props. Major props.
Falcon: No,
Falcon: Captain America.
Misty Knight: I didn't come here to make cracks. Except in those super villains skulls.

"Luke Cage: Step in the Arena (#1.4)" (2016)
Luke Cage: Sweet Christmas.

Albert Rackham: ell, you're a hell of a fighter, Lucas. You learn that in the military or during your police training? Hmm? How'd you like to live like a king using them fists of yours? We got some bad boys who's pretty good with their hands. And they making money in here. Good-ass money. I want you to get in on this. Believe it or not, it'll benefit both of us. And I get a little extra coin. And you... If you survive get to be your own man. Untouched, extra rations, maybe a conjugal or two, hmm? It's a good offer, convict.
Luke Cage: Slavery was always a good offer to a master.

"Luke Cage: Who's Gonna Take the Weight? (#1.3)" (2016)
Luke Cage: Pop's death is still on you.
Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes: Step off. Before you get hurt.
Luke Cage: Why? I'm just getting started.

Luke Cage: Since I can't touch the king, I'm gonna take his queen, his knights... his rooks... I'm knocking all his pieces off the board.

"Jessica Jones: AKA Crush Syndrome (#1.2)" (2015)
Luke Cage: You can't fix me. I'm unbreakable.

Luke Cage: You can't fix me.
Luke Cage: I'm unbreakable.

"Jessica Jones: AKA You're a Winner! (#1.6)" (2015)
Luke Cage: Are you high?
Malcolm Ducasse: I wish.

Luke Cage: You slept with me.
Jessica Jones: I didn't plan that. It just happened.

"Ultimate Spider-Man: SHIELD Academy (#3.14)" (2015)
Power Man: I'm not the squeamish type, but these things are grosser than Venom.
Agent Venom: Really, Power Man? That was hurtful. I've got more firepower than these walking boogers!

"Ultimate Spider-Man: Lizards (#4.5)" (2016)
Spider-Man: Do not go in there!
Power Man: What? Hulk use the bathroom again?

"Luke Cage: Now You're Mine (#1.11)" (2016)
Luke Cage: [Diamondback is holding Candice hostage] Let her go.
Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker: Oh, we'll get to that.
Luke Cage: Couldn't we have made amends a long time ago?
Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker: Couldn't you have died during childbirth?
[Luke starts to advance when Diamondback holds Candice further out]
Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker: Easy!
Luke Cage: I was sorry to hear about Dana. I always liked her.
Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker: I couldn't stand Etta! What a bitch!
ESU Lieutenant Mario Green: We have lethal rounds, Cage! We will use them!
Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker: Gotta go! With that hostage you killed, they're gonna shoot first and ask questions later. Mariah supplied the force with some Judas two-point-ohs, so they won't bounce off ya! They'll STICK! You gonna run, Miracle Whip? Or you gonna save the damsel?
Luke Cage: Willis...
Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker: Bye, Carl.
[turns to Candice]
Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker: Bye, Felicia!
[throws Candace off the balcony]

"Jessica Jones: AKA Take a Bloody Number (#1.12)" (2015)
Kilgrave: Who the hell are you?
Luke Cage: Luke Cage.
Kilgrave: Tell me what you want. Quickly!
Luke Cage: To kill you.
Kilgrave: Well, take a bloody number.

"Luke Cage: DWYCK (#1.9)" (2016)
Luke Cage: Just so we're clear... what could go wrong?
Dr. Noah Burstein: Well, your skin could peel off, like wax paper, and, uh, after about ten seconds, you'd beg me to put a bullet in your head because the pain would be so bad, but your head looks fine, so I guess the bullet would ricochet off your skull.
Luke Cage: Sweet Christmas.

"Luke Cage: Manifest (#1.7)" (2016)
Luke Cage: I'm about sick of always having to buy new clothes.

"Luke Cage: Blowin' Up the Spot (#1.8)" (2016)
Luke Cage: You don't have to do this. I loved you like a brother.
Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker: Nigga... I am your brother!