Masters of the Universe (1987)
Skeletor: Stay where you are, He-Man! One more move and your friends will not live to see another day! I give you a choice. Return with me to Eternia as my slave and save their miserable lives, or perish with them on this primitive and tasteless planet. Surrender your sword.
He-Man: I have the power!
Skeletor: YOU! You will no longer stand between me and my destiny!
He-Man: But I will! I told you that it's always between us!
Skeletor: I ache to smash you out of existence! To drive your cursed face from my memories forever!
He-Man: Enough talk!
Skeletor: YES! Let this be our final battle!
Skeletor: Do you hear, Sorceress? The final moment has come. All the forces of Greyskull, all the powers in the universe will be vested in me! ME! And you will cease to exist!
Sorceress: It is not too late to undo this madness.
Skeletor: [speaking of the Great Eye] Madness! I demand of destitution, shame, and loneliness of scorn. It is my destiny! It is my right! Nothing will deter me from it!
Sorceress: Men who crave power look back over the mistakes of their lives, pile them all together and call it destiny.
Skeletor: [laughs] Thank you for that bit of philosophy, Sorceress. Here is my response.
[Blade brings the Sword of Greyskull forward]
Skeletor: Yes, Sorceress! The Sword of Greyskull! Mine! Now and forever!
[He-Man is brought forward]
Skeletor: Your champion.
He-Man: [after rescuing Julie, meets the other Eternians] Did you have any luck?
Teela: [looking at Julie] Not as much as you, apparently.
Skeletor: Where are they? Where are your friends now? Tell me about the loneliness of good, He-Man. Is it equal to the loneliness of evil?
Duncan: Mmm... good food.
Teela: I wonder why they put the meat on these little white sticks?
Duncan: Those are rib bones.
Teela: [pauses in shock] You mean this used to be an animal?
Duncan: [continues eating] Mm-hmm.
Teela: Ugh! What a barbaric world...
Duncan: Never think while your hungry.
Teela: I *think* we've wasted enough time. We'd better get back to our sectors.
Gwildor: It tasted good...
Evil-Lyn: [about the mercenaries] It would be a pity to waste their talents.
Skeletor: [pushing her away towards them] Save your pity for yourself if you fail. Take them and whatever troops and resources you need.
Evil-Lyn: I was not suggesting that I go.
Skeletor: Then you should not have spoken. Leave immediately. When you find the key, send a sourcing signal. An attack force will join you or I will follow.
Skeletor: Your wonderous Sorceress will die!
Duncan: You dare threaten her life?
Skeletor: I dare anything! I am Skeletor! Throw down your weapons and pledge yourselves to me! Or you will join her!
He-Man: It's not her you want, it's me. It's always been between us.
Gwildor: [has put on Earth clothing] If we dress like this, no one will recognize us.
Kevin Corrigan: [startled by Gwildor's appearance] What the hell is that?
Detective Lubic: [to Kevin] When this is over, you're going to jail. Accessory to assault, resisting arrest, endangering lives. I guarantee you, you and all your buddies. I'm gonna put you away for 850 years.
He-Man: When we find the Key, Gwildor will set the coordinates for Grayskull. We'll use the element of surprise...
Duncan: Oh, sure! We'll drop right into the throne room, fight off two or three thousand of Skeletor's crack troops, break into the force field and free the Sorceress.
Sorceress: Julie, keep this with you, and Eternia will always be near.
[gives Julie a glowing blue crystal]
Julie Winston: Thank you. He-Man, Teela, Man-At-Arms...
Teela: Don't say goodbye. Say Good Journey.
Duncan: It is an old Eternian saying. Live the journey, for every destination is but a doorway to another.
Julie Winston: Good Journey.
Skeletor: People of Eternia, the war is over. My forces are victorious. The Sorceress of Greyskull is my prisoner, and her powers are now joined with mine! Let this be my first decree... those who do not pledge themselves to me shall be destroyed! The new age begins!
Skeletor: People of Eternia! I stand before the Great Eye of the galaxy. Chosen by destiny to receive the powers of Greyskull! This inevitable moment will transpire before your eyes, even as He-Man himself bears witness to it. Now. I, Skeletor, am Master of the Universe! YES! Yes... I feel it, the power... fills me. Yes, I feel the universe within me! I am... I am a part of the cosmos! Its energy flows... flows through me! Of what consequence are you now? This planet, these people, they are nothing to me! The universe is power - pure, unstoppable power! And I am that force, I am that power! KNEEL BEFORE YOUR MASTER!
Skeletor: Fool! You are no longer my equal! I am more than man! More than life! I... am... a... GOD! Now. You... will... KNELL! KNELL!
Skeletor: He-Man lives and possesses that key! I must possess all, or I possess nothing!
Evil-Lyn: After all this time, Greyskull is ours.
Skeletor: NO! Mine.
Sorceress: The powers of Greyskull have not yet passed to you.
Skeletor: Someone is speaking to me... yes. Sorceress, my lovely prisoner, my prisoner at last. I've won. I've won. The darkness is rising to embrace you.
Sorceress: The dark can embrace the light, but never eclipse it. You've not won yet, Skeletor. He-Man is still alive! I can feel him!
Skeletor: Really? How sensitive you are. Can you feel - this?
[uses his magic to absorb her strength]
[Skeletor has just been fired upon by Teela and Man-At-Arms but uses his magic to shield himself]
Skeletor: Not the way to treat your beloved ruler! Throw down your weapons or you die!
Skeletor: [to He-Man] Where is your strength? Where has it gone? Look at your precious Sorceress - now grown weak... withering... dying. Are you ready to kneel now, proud warrior?
Robot Trooper: The moon rises to its zenith.
Skeletor: Do you hear? The Alpha... and the Omega... death and rebirth... and as you die, so will I be reborn!
Robot Trooper: [regarding He-Man's allies] What about them, sir?
Skeletor: Leave them alone. He-Man is my slave. As long as I let them live, he is bound by his word. Let them rot.
Skeletor: Let them rot.
Skeletor: [speaking to the audience] I'll be back!
He-Man: [preparing to face Skeletor's commandos] How do you feel?
Duncan: I'm feeling a little hungry.
Kevin Corrigan: [imitating sounds to remember correct tones] Wait a minute, I've got it, I've got it.
Gwildor: That's it. That's it! How did you do that?
Kevin Corrigan: I don't know, if I hear a tune a couple of times I can usually remember it. Besides it had a good hook, I was going to use it in one of my songs.
Gwildor: Songs? Why didn't you tell me you were a song maker? Are you a master? Yes, yes you are; I know that. That's why the fates brought us here. The final chord, Kevin. 20 metrons poleward... Pull it out of the air for us.
Kevin Corrigan: Look you've got the wrong song maker, Gwildor; I'm just a stupid keyboard player in a high school band. There's a million of me.
Gwildor: Only one of you, Kevin; only one of anybody.
Duncan: Listen to me, boy. In half a chromon, we're not going to have a sorceress to go home to. So if you know how to do something with that thing, then you do it.
Narrator: At the center of the universe, at the border between the light and the dark stands Castle Greyskull. For countless ages, the Sorceress of Greyskull has kept this universe in harmony. But the armies of darkness do not rest, and the capture of Greyskull is ever most in their minds. For with those that control Greyskull, will come the Power... The power to be supreme... the power to be almighty... the power to be... Masters of the Universe!
Skeletor: Kneel before your master...
Skeletor: ... fool, you are no longer my equal, I am more than man, more than life... I am a GOD!
Skeletor: You are all aware of the penalty for failure.
Blade: Give me one more chance, Lord Skeletor, and we will succeed.
Skeletor: I am not in a giving vein this day.
[incinerates Sauron; Beastman grabs his feet, begging for his life]
Skeletor: GET AWAY!
Karg: He begs your forgiveness as do we all. We live only to serve you.
Blade: [sword-fighting with He-Man] I've waited a long time for this!
Julie Winston: I wish I could change things.
Kevin Corrigan: But you can't. That only happens in fairy tales.
Detective Lubic: Nobody takes pot shots at Lubic! All right, speakers! You wanna play games? Let's play!
Skeletor: Everything comes to he who waits... and I have waited so very long for this moment.
Skeletor: Witness this moment, He-Man! This moment where the powers of Greyskull will become mine for eternity! Our life-long battle in ending at last in the only way it could. When the Great Eye opens. The people of Eternia will see you kneel before me, just before you die!
He-Man: [lunges towards Skeletor] I'll never kneel to you!
Skeletor: Yes, you will! Yes, you will! Or I shall wreak unforgettable harm upon you!
Detective Lubic: [upon seeing He-Man] Well what do you know? The mountain comes to Mohammed.
Teela: What are you doing here?
Duncan: An old soldier learns to follow his nose.
Teela: Father, you're always hungry.
Duncan: I'm not always hungry! During the Siege of Crim, I went for thirty days...!
Skeletor: Everything comes to he who waits. And I have waited so very long for this moment.
He-Man: Let her go.
Skeletor: I don't think so. No. While she remains inprisoned within this field, her powers increase my own. And when the moon reaches its zenith, the Great Eye will open and all the powers of Grayskull will be bestowed upon me. Your wondrous Sorceress will die!
Duncan: You dare threaten her life?
Skeletor: I dare anything! I am Skeletor. Throw down your weapons and pledge yourselves to me or you will join her.
He-Man: It's not her you want. It's me. It's always been between us.
Evil-Lyn: [Evil-Lyn sees Gwildor using the extra cosmic key] It's the locksmith. The little vermin has another key!
Skeletor: What? No. Kill him!