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This page contains a listing of all notable quotes by Orin (New Earth).

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Quote1 I'll have my finny friends finish this creature off! Quote2
--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm going to give him a piece of my mind -- and maybe my fist! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I couldn't turn my back on the world -- I was a super-hero long before I was a King. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Sorry, fellas, but that girl is my wife -- and I have this strange aversion to letting her be dragged off by a bunch of orange-skinned weirdos! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Who were you expecting -- Jacques Cousteau? Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I'll kill you for this, Shark... today, tomorrow or ten years from now -- but I'll kill you! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Give it up, Starro! Because without your power -- you're about as much of a threat -- as a patch of day-old seaweed! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I know there are certain benighted souls who think I'm some kind of third-rate hero, Scavenger -- but I'd think that you of all people -- would know better! But since you seem a bit confused -- let me make this perfectly clear... I was in the world-saving game when people like Firestorm and Black Lightning were still in diapers... I've worked hard to earn the respect and trust of every living creature beneath the waves -- and I take my job very seriously... so get this through your head, punk... I'm Aquaman, King of the Seven Seas... and I'm the BEST! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Kneel, then, Arthur Joseph Curry of Avalon Cay. Kneel as an ordinary man. But rise with a new purpose, a new mission. Rise... as AQUAMAN! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Do I look like a cartoon character? Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 The Operative has enemies all over the world. Can any of them mutate creatures this way? Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 There's an ancient wisdom I should have heeded long ago, if only I had recognized its truth applies as much to me as to all men. True happiness is found along a middle road. There lies the balance and the harmony -- with reason and emotion not at war, but hand in hand. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Easy, sweetheart... who's the guardian of Atlantis? You're looking at him... the guy you married -- me! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Aquababy's growing up -- and like any kid, he loves rough stuff! You don't want him to be a sissy -- do you? Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Remember -- I'm still the King of the Seven Seas! And if I wish I can command all the creatures of the sea to attack you -- at once! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 That's right, Manta, tell us all about costs -- and payments! Like the payment you owe me for my son's life! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Unless I want to be transferred to the "Burial at Sea" roster -- I'd better get my fins in gear! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Are you trying again to prove to yourself that we're equals? Can't you get it through your head that we're not... we never will be...and that's no reflection on you? Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Flimsy manacles like these to hold me? Where am I, that you don't know of my strength? Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 This is incredible! An invading force has captured the entire city! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 It takes more than strategy and sacrifice to win a war... it takes passion! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 The seas were my mother and father. So no matter where I go in them, I'm at home. I am -- Aquaman Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I enjoy diplomatic immunity. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't have time to think about myself. Everything I do is a reaction to what happens around me. Maybe it's time I started taking control. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 This is my war. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Nice morning. You just gotta look at 'em like you've never seen it before. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm buried under people's expectations of me. People see in me only what they need -- only what they want to see. It's up to me who I really am. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I was going to ask you why you hate me so much, Manta... but I'm just going to kill you. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I've fought aliens, super-villains and would-be Gods. Why can't I defeat this guy? Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I want you to feel the choking fear. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Symbols are very important. Superman has his "S", Batman has his bats, Lantern has his ring, on and on. I need a symbol, too. So the sea creatures know I'm of the surface, and the surface men know that the sea can turn their weapons against them. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Do not assume I'm governed by some code against killing... or fear of legal consequences. No one will ever find your body. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I've faced Millenium Giants, Destroyers of Worlds and Insane Megalomaniacs. Never thought I'd have Stage Fright. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Hard to believe... some kings manage whole harems. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Hey! Punk! Impressed yet?! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 You think your new powers and name and costume impress me? Me?! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 You are trespassing in my city... in my domain. There will be penalties for this. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I didn't want this, Noble. We are much alike, the two of us -- both fiercely loyal to our people. But the reflection I see has a flaw -- too stubborn or stupid to act in a reasonable manner. I thought we might have a chance to clear up this misunderstanding. But you wouldn't listen to reason. Now -- swear your allegiance to me and call off your troops! This is over! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 The only "plague" I see, Captain, is that of the intolerance you have for those that are different from yourself. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 It's my worst nightmare. Water with an attitude. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 My chest explodes with a jumble of contradictory impulses, one on top of the other. Fear. Love. Pity. Sorrow... all trumped, in the end, by hatred. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 The shock wears off and then you feel everything. After awhile, it's not so raw. It never goes completely away, but... maybe it shouldn't. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I make no claim to wisdom. I'm just a little downstream of where you are. But I can tell you it gets better. Some days are worse. But can you experience a day like this and not want more? Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 The water is the only place I can completely relax. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I want you to know. I want you to know how it feels. And then... I want you to tell me. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Perhaps you've forgotten why they call me the King of the Sea? Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I've been a ruler before, Lorena. It's not a job I enjoy... but it's a job I'll take. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Enough! You're accomplishing nothing with all this talk! People are dying down there, and you're wasting time debating parliamentary procedure! You talk about wanting to govern... why not lead by example? Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I want you to do me a favor. I want you to give them a message. You tell them to stay away from Sub Diego... it's under my protection. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 You think you can plunder and kill and escape me that easily!? Think again! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 You can't live your whole life as a clenched fist. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 You wanted my life, Orm, and you had it. Maybe if you knew anything about being a ruler, you still would. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't care who you are. You will show me respect. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Return to Atlantis. Let my people know what you have seen. Tell them I do not turn a blind eye to the darkness that has descended upon them. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I swear I'll beat you within an inch of your life. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 That's right, Garth, you can stop them from helping me. You can kill them all, can't you? Maybe you can even kill me to serve your slavish loyalty to tradition -- the same traditions that exiled me in the first place. I guess we'll find out. Because I'm taking Mera with me -- unless you kill me -- if you can. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm caretaker of the creatures in these waters -- and you're going to pay for that, you bastard! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Now, suddenly, I see all the things I could have done to fix the problems between us, to really make us father and son. Everything seems possible -- now that nothing is possible. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm sick of you, Manta. I'm sick of knowing that you're alive. As long as I've known you, you've killed innocent people. Women and children -- my child. You're not an activist, you're a depraved sociopath. Sick animals are destroyed, and I'm having a difficult time understanding exactly what makes you any different. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I swore an oath to uphold everything Atlantis stands for! I owe it to the people to vanquish the usurpers and restore my rule! I am Orin of Atlantis! Those sorcerer scum will squirm like the spineless jellyfish they are before the power of this! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Let me explain an important fact about fists. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't want to be one of them. I don't want the responsibility. I never asked for it. I want a life up here. With you. I'm not going back to Atlantis. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I am AQUAMAN-- the king of the seven seas. This is my birthright. This is my responsibility. And I will embrace it. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 What's your problem?! A man is dying out there! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I wish we could talk. I wish I could make you understand, I can't allow you to use us as food. I'm sorry. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm not one of you. I know that now. I don't belong here! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Aquababy's growing up -- and like any kid, he loves rough stuff! You don't want him to be a sissy -- do you? Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Bruce listen, next time, just ask me to pick up some beer and videos on my way over, okay? Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Yes. Your king. Your king who would rather be buried in the mud next to his human father than his own people. Your king, who was hunted as a child because of his ties to the surface world. Your king, who returned when you begged him to help rebuild Atlantis. And who, after giving his blood to do it -- was hunted again. Now it's your king's turn to hunt. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 To save your beloved Gotham City, Batman! I may have sacrificed almost 200 lives to save millions! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 There's no time to waste! I must summon the Justice League to an emergency meeting! It may well take our combined powers to battle the awesome menace of Starro and its starfish-deputies! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 My thoughts are your thoughts... my will is your will. Submit. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Orm, you're a mad fool! All your life you've lusted after a crown of your own -- but you can't even make a decent life for yourself! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 There's no time to waste! I must summon the Justice League to an emergency meeting! It may well take our combined powers to battle the awesome menace of Starro and its starfish-deputies! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 It didn't have to be like this, Diana! We could have brought a golden age to the world! Now all that's left is to go down together as your kingdom crumbles to the sea! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 You're breath-taking. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 *Sploosh* Everyone hear that? I think the tide has turned in the Sea King's favor... Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 We all have losses in our lives. We all have things demanding our time. The question is -- what priority are we willing to give the League? Maybe we all need to reevaluate our commitment. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 GAMEMNAE, HIGH TRAITORESS OF ATLANTIS, AND ALL WHO DARE FOLLOW HER BLASPHEMOUS RULE! ARTHUR, TRUE KING OF ATLANTIS, CALLS YOU FORTH - FOR JUDGMENT! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 It's time to be the team they thought we were instead of the team we've been these last five years. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 The old League is finished -- and hereby disbanded. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 You're running so fast -- even with my sea-born reflexes -- I can't lay a glove on you! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 There's no time to waste! I must summon the Justice League to an emergency meeting! It may well take our combined powers to battle the awesome menace of Starro and its starfish-deputies! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 We are who we are. Nothing can change that. Not a hook for a hand. Not long hair or a beard. Not being a teenager or an adult. None of that stuff matters because in the final analysis I am still king of Atlantis — and my will be DONE! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Mr. Shin taught me how to use my powers. And then he tried to kill me. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 It's been a long time, my friend. Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Meet my friend-- a very rare species of lung-fish that can not only mimic human speech-- but repeat word for word what it has heard, much like a trained parrot! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Don't they make you feel like God? With their blind faith. Their unconditional love. Their implicit trust? And when they look up into your eyes, you actually start to believe there's absolutely nothing you can't do o protect them. If only... Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)

Quote1 Out of the way! How dare you interfere with the new king of the land beasts! Quote2

--Orin (New Earth)
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