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Ivan (Character)
from "Being Human" (2008)

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"Being Human: Serve God, Love Me and Mend (#2.2)" (2010)
Ivan: And as soon as they knew about vampires, they'd know about werewolves, they'd know about ghosts. They'd be next. And when humanity had finally finished with us, it would turn on itself. First the other religions, massively in the minority now. Then the homosexuals, the disabled... Do you want to know what the future looks like? Enforced worship in churches a mile high, and every country surrounded by a coral reef of bones. Well, fuck it, maybe it should happen. There's nothing on TV at the moment.

Mitchell: Fifty years and still the same car.
Ivan: Been keeping her in storage. You know what it's like. If it goes, has a good body, and you like being inside it, why get rid of it? It's a recipe for a happy marriage, too.

Ivan: Some say you drugged him first. Others say you begged for a place in the New World and when Herrick refused you killed him. I've even heard that he escaped and he's building an army in Europe. What really happened? I'm curious.
George: He came in, I changed. I tore his head off.

Ivan: Look, I know you screwed Daisy. What did you tell her? What did you say that made her feel again?
George: It was complicated. Um, she was going to kill her daughter. And I convinced her not to.
Ivan: Hm. I wanted it to be something I could understand.


"Being Human: Educating Creature (#2.4)" (2010)
Ivan: I may be many things, Mitchell, but I am a man of my word. I will stand in that room and talk about how brave and strong we all are, how this is a fight that we can win. I will do that for as long as you need me to, but I... I can not do it, uh... dry.
Mitchell: Do you have any idea what you're asking me to do?
Ivan: I could say the same to you.

Ivan: Well. That was a very creative reinterpretation of the rules.
Mitchell: There aren't rules. There's one rule.
Ivan: That's addicts for you, always looking for little loopholes.

Ivan: Please don't say you got that idea from me.
Mitchell: You should be pleased.
Ivan: Pleased? Don't be fucking ridiculous. It's like when they dress up those bears and make them dance for the tourists in Istanbul. Have you ever seen that?
Mitchell: No, I can't say I have.
Ivan: This great big mountain of power and fury, done up in a fez and a waistcoat, and all the time just waiting for it to wake up, realize what it is and tear someone's throat out.
Mitchell: Did you ever actually see it happen?
Ivan: Yeah, yeah, I did. Horrific. I mean I've got photos if you want.


"Being Human: Cure and Contagion (#2.1)" (2010)
Ivan: Oh, mate, you look awful.
Mitchell: You just smacked me in the face!
Ivan: You know, I think you know what I mean. So it's true, then. You're clean.
Mitchell: Yeah, you should try it.
Ivan: Oh, yes, then maybe one day I could look like shit, too.

Ivan: Taking out someone like Herrick is never clean. It's never clinical. It leaves a wound, and wounds get infected.

Mitchell: Why did you attack George?
Ivan: It was my duty.
Mitchell: Your duty. You didn't even like Herrick.
Ivan: There are rules, Mitchell. He was one of us.


"Being Human: In the Morning (#2.6)" (2010)
[at a meeting of the vampires, Ivan is handing round glasses of a dark, blood-red liquid]
Ivan: Take a drink. Only, uh, alcohol tonight, I'm afraid - none of the hard stuff.

Mitchell: [trying to turn vampire leadership over to Ivan but meeting reluctance] Just hear me out.
Ivan: I'm just not ready for that kind of responsibility yet.
Mitchell: [shouting] Ivan, you're two hundred and thirty-seven years old. When do you think you're going to be ready?

Mitchell: Look. You just spread the word, OK, I want everyone there.
Ivan: Just leave it to me. I've got most of them on my Twitter feed, so...


"Being Human: Damage (#2.7)" (2010)
Ivan: You're unlucky. You have ambition. You're trapped in a world of dwarves and you can see it for that. It's not your baby who's in the wrong place.