Over the holidays I watched X-Men: Apocalypse. Doing so started the wheels turning as to what kind of arch villain I want for my next campaign.

A villain like Apocalypse might not work for my homebrew campaign setting, but damn, he’s got some of the best quotes out there.

From X-Men: Apocalypse (2016):

“Weapons… superpowers… The weak have taken the Earth. For this, I was betrayed. False gods, idols… no more. I have returned.”

“Elohim, Pushan, Ra – I’ve been called many names over many lifetimes. I am born of death. I was there to spark and fan the flame of man’s awakening, to spin the wheel of civilization. And when the forest would grow rank and needed clearing for new growth, I was there to set it ablaze.”

“You will reach down, my son, deep into the earth. Rip everything they’ve built from the ground. Wipe clean this world, and we will lead those that survive into a better one.”

“Together we will cleanse the earth for the strongest.”

And my favorite:

“You can fire your arrows from the Tower of Babel, but you can never strike God!”

From X-Factor #12:

“You are a mutant of great power and I offer you dominion. Take my hand, Autumn, and they will kneel before you… will do as you say… will eat only when you allow it!”

From X-Men: The Animated Series:

“Fools! You bleat for the future like a herd of sheep! I will give you the future, right now! I am Apocalypse!”

“Each generation has cried out for a new world, but has built the same old one: corrupt and weak. But the new world shall come to pass.”

“The old world passes away. Together, we shall forge a new one, in fire and blood. The future is transformed. I am the instrument to purify the world, the evil of humans and mutants must be cut away! You shall help me, tear down the old order! Those who oppose me shall perish, through my agents of destruction!”

“Increase the power! I want to hear the cries of a future being born!”

“Evil? I am not malevolent. I simply AM!”

And my second favorite:

“I am the rocks of the eternal shore. Crash against me and be broken!”

Sources:

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001159/quotes

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3385516/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

X-Men Apocalypse Quotes: YouTube

http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix6/famine_apocalypse.htm