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Quote1 My name is Captain Atom. As in A-bomb...as in nuclear fission...as in...the end of the world. Quote2
--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 This is much worse than I thought. I expect some fear from children seeing their first meta-human. And those people in San Diego--I can understand their apprehension, their nerves. But from trained soldiers? From a President? That's not right. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 I won't go! I hate Bialya... I can't -- I can't resist... God help me. I love it... I love Bialya... Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't know where I am or what I'm in or how whatever happens is supposed to happen and I know that was part of the deal when I volunteered to be Dr. Megala's guinea pig. But geez, guys-- 'Project Captain Atom'?? What kind of respectable government project ends up with a code-name like 'Captain Atom?' What the hell. For you to know and me to find out, right? Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 It is not an issue of right or wrong. It is one of duty. Of obeying orders. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 It feels strange to be free of Eiling and the government. Strange...but damn good. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 The name's Captain Atom! And if you don't know who I am--I'm the guy who's gonna kick your air-mass clear across the Gulf of Mexico! Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 Hard to believe a whole generation has come and gone since the turbulent times of the sixties. Those were the days, my friend... Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 Scott, she called me. Cameron Scott. They bought the new me... but I sure as hell haven't. This isn't really me...any more than the silver freak is. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 I suppose I was expecting the usual line between right and wrong to be just as clear-cut. So what happens? I end up more confused than ever. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm Captain Atom. I have no wife. I have no children. I'm Captain Atom. I'm a living conduit plugged into the limitless Quantum Field that comprises all matter and energy. That means--there must be no limit--to what I can do! I'm Captain Atom. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 A "black man"...? Goz was never a "black man" to me before. Just my best friend in the world. What's wrong with my values all of a sudden? Being a father is no excuse for turning into a racist! Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 Well, I suppose I'm lucky I didn't go straight to hell. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 'This sort of hell is worse, if you ask me. How do real super-heroes endure this sort of crappola day in and day out? Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 You caught me unaware the last time. This time I know what you can do---and how to prevent it! More important. I know how to deal with you. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 The Monitors are waiting. Let us make war. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 Victory came because every nation and every citizen of Earth cooperated in this crisis. If we could stand together to defeat an alien enemy, then perhaps we can finally unite to bring about a lasting world peace. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 Fate has sought to chuck me around time. Pummel me with these visions of what may come. Splitting me between the world I live in the world that might be. That's fine. You can keep hitting me with whatever the hell you've got. Just don't think I won't hit back. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 I haven't fought Russians in awhile, but I'm going to guess that it's just like riding a bike. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 No one really though I'd survive. In a way... I didn't. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 It's not because we want to, Ice! It's because we have to! Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 Blast it! What good is turning into chalk and tin and whatever the hell else if you can't even follow basic instructions... Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 Brief us... on every one of the Extremists. Your past encounters with them...victories and defeats... their powers, weaknesses, personalities... even their taste in movies if you know it. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 Well...that figures. A planet gets nuked...everybody dies...but the advertisement goes on forever. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm getting sick and tired of being made a fool of.. pushed around -- and it's time to start pushing back! Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 My name is Captain Atom. As in A-bomb...as in nuclear fission...as in...the end of the world. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)

Quote1 I have heard him speak a lot about you, Princess. And his admiration for you is well-deserved. Quote2

--Nathaniel Adam (New Earth)


As Monarch

Countdown Arena

Quote1 It should be an honor to join my army. To fight for my cause. For you, it will be a punishment. Quote2
--Monarch


Quote1 Batman, on the other hand. Shrewd. Tactical. Realistic. This should be one for the grandkids. Quote2
--Monarch, on selecting the alternate Batmen into battling each other.


Quote1 All war is deception. All men can see these tactics which I conquer. What none see is the strategy by which victory evolves. Shame on you if you never studied Sun Tzu. Quote2
--Monarch


Quote1 You helped Superman to escape. There is only one penalty for treason. Not that it matters. I was going to kill you anyway. Quote2
--Monarch


Countdown to Final Crisis

Quote1 You have exposed yourselves on this so called perfect world which I will now turn into the beachhead for my onslaught against not only your kind but also the entire multiverse! NOW BEGINS THE WAR TO END ALL WARS!'' Quote2
--Monarch


Quote1I suppose I should thank you, Monitor. It was your greed after all, that set this motion. Negating your brother to steal his power? That takes hubris. And you would have kept right on killing... if only it had worked. Admit it: you wanted to be sole Monitor of the Multiverse!Quote2: Monarch

Quote1...No...Quote2: Monitor Solomon

Quote1Oh, yes. But now those universes are falling into my hands, all thanks to your miscalculation. You know, I've got some real heavy hitters saluting my flag. Not one has furthered my cause as much as you. With the fall of this universe... all of the Multiverse remains mine for the taking!Quote2: Monarch


Quote1 I have to hand it to them--once the gloves are off, they fight well for cosmic couch potatoes! Quote2
--Monarch