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from Superman (1978)

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Superman (1978)
Superman: You don't even care where that other missile is headed, do you?
Lex Luthor: Of course I do. I know exactly where it's headed. Hackensack, New Jersey.
[he pushes Superman into the pool]

[pointing to a map of California and the San Andreas Fault]
Lex Luthor: Everything west of this line is the richest, most expensive real estate in the world: San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco. Everything on THIS side of the line is just hundreds and hundreds of miles of worthless desert land, which just so happens to be owned by...
[Whacks Otis with his pointer]
Otis: Uh... Lex Luthor Incorporated.
Lex Luthor: Now, call me foolish, call me irresponsible, but it occurs to me that a 500 megaton bomb planted at just the proper point would...
Superman: Would destroy most of California. Millions of innocent people would be killed. The west coast as we know it would...
Lex Luthor: Fall into the sea.
Lex Luthor: [Gives a little wave with his hand] Bye-bye, California. Hello, new west coast. *My* west coast.
[Otis overlays map with new map]
Lex Luthor: Costa Del Lex. Luthorville. Lexington. Marina Del Lex. Otisburg. Lex Springs... Otisburg?
Otis: Miss Teschmacher's got her own place.
[indicates "Teschmacher Peaks"]
Lex Luthor: *Otisburg*?
Otis: It's an itty bitty town.
Lex Luthor: [Angry] OTISBURG?
Otis: Okay, I'll wipe it off. Just a little town, that's all.
[Erases Otisburg]

Superman: Easy, miss. I've got you.
Lois Lane: You - you've got me? Who's got you?

[Superman and Lois are standing on opposite sides of a large planter]
Lois Lane: What color underwear am I wearing?
Superman: [looking] Hmmm...
Lois Lane: Oh, I'm sorry, I embarrassed you, didn't I?
Superman: Oh, no, no, no, not at all, Miss Lane, it's just that this planter must be made of lead.
Lois Lane: Uh, yes it is. So?
Superman: Well, you see, I, uh, I sort of have a problem seeing through lead.
Lois Lane: Oh, that's interesting.
Lois Lane: [Writing] Problem seeing through lead. Hmmm. Uh, d-do you have a first name?
Superman: What do you mean, like, uh, Ralph or something?
Lois Lane: No, no, I mean like...
[walks away from the planter]
Superman: Pink.
Lois Lane: Huh?
Superman: Pink.
[Lois walks back to the planter]
Superman: Um, sorry, Miss Lane, I didn't mean to embarrass you.

Superman: Is that how a warped brain like yours gets its kicks? By planning the death of innocent people?
Lex Luthor: No, by causing the death of innocent people.

[last lines]
Warden: This country is safe again, Superman, thanks to you.
Superman: No, sir. Don't thank me, Warden. We're all part of the same team. Good night.

Superman: I'm here to fight for truth, and justice, and the American way.
Lois Lane: [laughs] You're gonna end up fighting every elected official in this country!

The Pimp: Say, Jim, whoo!
Superman: Excuse me.
[flies off]
The Pimp: That's a bad outfit! Whoo!

[Superman surprises Lois on her balcony]
Lois Lane: Um, um, would you like a glass of wine?
Superman: Uh, no, no thanks. I never drink when I fly.

[the warden of a prison is sitting in his office when he hears the alarms sound & the guard dogs barking. He steps onto his balcony to see Superman flying into the prison yard, holding Luthor & Otis by the scruff of their jackets]
Lex Luthor: You're messing up my suit, you lummox, you!
Lex Luthor: [to Superman] Watch the ground!
[They land with a start. Luthor & Otis are immediately cornered by the guards]
Superman: Good evening, Warden. I think these 2 men should be safe here with you now till they can get a fair trial.
Warden: Who is it, Superman?
Lex Luthor: [Lex rips off his wig to reveal his bald head] Lex Luthor! The greatest criminal mind of our time!
Otis: [repeating what Lex says] ... Of our time!
Lex Luthor: I hereby serve notice...
Otis: He's serving notice to you...
Lex Luthor: That these walls...
Otis: That these walls here...
Lex Luthor: Will you shut up, please!
Superman: [to the guards] All right, take them away, boys!
[the guards take Luthor & Otis to a cell]
Lex Luthor: [shouting at Otis as the guards lead them away] Neanderthal! Nitwit! Nincompoop!

Superman: Why did... why did you kiss me first?
Miss Teschmacher: I didn't think you'd let me later.

[a cat burglar is climbing up the side of a building. He looks up and sees Superman standing there]
Superman: Hi there. Something wrong with the elevator?

[Superman lands holding a cat burglar]
Superman: Officer! Uh, good evening Officer...
[glancing at the officer's nametag]
Superman: Mooney. Well, they say confession's good for the soul.
[takes a handful of stolen jewelry out of the burglar's bag]
Superman: I'd listen to this man. Take him away.

Lois Lane: [being rescued, stammering] Who... are you?
Superman: A friend.
[flies away]
Superman: [waves] Bye.
[Lois waves, and stares at Superman, then sinks into a faint]

Jor-El: [in the Fortress of Solitude] You... enjoyed it.
Superman: I don't know what to say, Father. I'm afraid I just got carried away.
Jor-El: I anticipated this, my son. I...
Superman: [surprised] You couldn't have! You couldn't have imagined...
Jor-El: ...How good it felt.
[Clark nods]
Jor-El: You are revealed to the world. Very well, so be it. But you must still keep your secret identity.
Superman: But why?
Jor-El: The reasons are two. First, you cannot serve humanity twenty-eight hours a day.
Superman: Twenty-four.
Jor-El: Or twenty-four, as it is in Earth time. Your help would be called for endlessly, even for those problems which human beings could solve themselves. It is their habit to abuse their resources in such a way.
Superman: And, secondly?
Jor-El: Secondly, your enemies will discover their only way to hurt you: by hurting the people you care for.
Superman: Thank you, Father.
Jor-El: Lastly... Do not punish yourself for your feelings of vanity. Simply learn to control them. It is an affliction common to all, even on Krypton. Our destruction could have been avoided had it not been for the vanity of some who considered us indestructible. Were it not for vanity, why... at this very moment...
[sadly]
Jor-El: I could embrace you in my arms. My son.
[Kal-El reaches yearningly toward his father's image; Jor-El fades, leaving Kal-El alone]

Superman: I never lie.

[a thug strikes Superman from behind with a crowbar, it vibrates his hands]
Superman: Bad vibrations?

Superman: Uh, you really shouldn't smoke, you know, Miss Lane.
Lois Lane: Don't tell me. Lung cancer, right?
Superman: [x-rays her lungs] Well, not yet, thank goodness.

Lex Luthor: [DELETED SCENE: at his underground manor, Luthor is playing the piano and singing] "You must've been a beautiful baby, you must've been a wonderful child; when you were only startin' to go to kindergarten, you must've drove the little boys wild; And when it came to winning blue ribbons, you must've shown the other kids how; I can see the judge's eyes, when he handed you the prize, you must've made the cutest bow; Yeah, you must've been a beautiful baby... 'Cause, baby, look at you now."
[He looks over at Eve T., who is about to be fed to Lex's "babies"]
Miss Teschmacher: [in tears] You can't do this to me...! Why, Lex? WHY?
Lex Luthor: Because I love you, Miss Teschmacher.
[He signals for Otis to drop Eve, which the henchman does. Then a familiar blue-and-red streak follows her down... and reappears, depositing Eve safely on the floor]
Superman: By the way, Miss Teschmacher, your mother sends her love.
[He gazes over at Luthor, who sighs in defeat]

Lex Luthor: The San Andreas Fault. Maybe you've heard of it?
Superman: Yes, it's the joining together of two land masses. The fault line is unstable and shifting, which is why you get earthquakes in California from time to time.
Lex Luthor: [beams] Wonderful. Couldn't have said it better myself.


Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009) (V)
Batman: You're going to go and meet with him, aren't you?
Superman: You know me too well. I can't just stand back and do nothing.
Batman: Well, when it all goes south, don't count on me to save you.
Superman: I won't. I know you pretty well too.

Batman: The kryptonite is near your heart. I don't know if I'll get it before the wound closes.
Superman: Where's The Flash when you need him?
Batman: Do me a favor and lose the sense of humor.
Superman: Do us both a favor and buy one.

Superman: Why is it that good villains never die?
Batman: Clark, what the hell are good villains?

Superman: Mongul wasn't his usual talkative self.
Batman: And Grundy sounded like William F. Buckley.

Batman: I suppose it's useless to tell you to leave.
Superman: I wouldn't miss this for anything.
Batman: Your funeral.
Superman: Already had one.

Toyman: [of the rocket] Oh, one other thing. Back when I designed it, I was way into hero worship.
Superman: You are absolutely sure this is going to work?
Toyman: Does Power Girl have big...
Batman: Just feed it the numbers, kid.

Lex Luthor: You can't touch me. We're on American soil now. And I am the president.
Superman: Consider yourself impeached.

Superman: [to Luthor after Batman launches the robot] That was my best friend. And you just killed him.

Captain Atom: So this is what you've been up to these last few months.
Major Force: Chasing cars.
Superman: I help wherever I'm needed.

Batman: You sold out to Luthor.
Captain Atom: I'm doing my duty. Look, this isn't my decision to make. It's the court's.
Batman: "Court's"? This is Luthor's vendetta.
Superman: Power Girl, what do you think about all this?
Captain Atom: It doesn't matter what any of us thinks. Luthor is the president and what he says goes. Now, are you coming or not?
Superman: Not.

Batman: Tell me something, Power Girl. Now that you've been up close and personal with Luthor, how do you feel about him?
Power Girl: He's the president.
Batman: But how do you feel when you're around him?
Power Girl: He... He makes my skin crawl.
Superman: Sometimes you have to trust your instincts.
Power Girl: But how do you know when?
Batman: Now.

Batman: Superman!
[over comlink]
Superman: A little busy at the moment
[flying Banshee into space]
Batman: When you can, bring the heat!
[Superman then uses heat vision from space to free Batman from being frozen in ice]

Power Girl: Luthor did the one thing nobody was expecting. He made things boring again. And boring is good, isn't it? The economy is back to normal. Crime is down. There are no wars or anything.
Superman: He's up to something. Can't anybody see that?
Captain Atom: That's what I thought at first. Eventually, I realized all he's trying to do is put that formidable intellect to work doing such a good job, no one will have a choice but to respect him. It's all about ego now.
Superman: I'll never respect him. He's a sick man.
Major Force: He's not the first to sit in the Oval Office.
Captain Atom: He's right. There have been womanizers, drunks, crooks, but Nixon helped turn our worst enemy into our best trading partner. And Johnson gave us the Voting Rights Act.
Superman: Thanks for the history lesson, but I'm not buying it.
Power Girl: Come on, work with us. Please? We need you.
Superman: Sorry.
[Superman flies off]
Captain Atom: I guess Luthor's not the only one with an ego.

Lex Luthor: Does that mean you're willing to work for me?
Superman: For you?
Lex Luthor: Yes. You'll be working for me. But only insofar I represent the country that adopted you. And that you love. What's wrong? Was I getting too sentimental?
Superman: Luthor.
Lex Luthor: You think I'd be crazy enough to meet you with some kind of protection?
[Secret Service Agent steps in, reveals himself as Metallo]
Superman: Metallo.
Lex Luthor: Who else could stand up to you?
[Superman knocks Lex down]
Metallo: Shouldn't have done that. He's the President.

Alfred Pennyworth: I took the liberty of washing and repairing your shirt and cape. The souvenirs of Gotham City sewers are best left under the streets.
Superman: I'm sure Lois will appreciate that.

Superman: [looks at Metallo's burnt carcass] They must think I did this with my heat vision.
Batman: You couldn't have. Not unless your heat vision is radioactive. It's not, is it?
[guards appear, Batman brings out a batarang]
Superman: No. This way.
[grabs Batman and they fly through the ceiling]
Superman: Now I really look like a criminal.
Batman: It's done wonders for me.

Batman: You're late. What took you?
Superman: l honestly don't think you'd understand.
Batman: Lois?
Superman: Mm-hm.
Batman: You're right.


All-Star Superman (2011) (V)
Dr. Leo Quintum: Your trip to the sun overexposed your cells to solar radiation more than even your body can metabolize.
Superman: I see it, like tiny fireworks beneath my skin.
Dr. Leo Quintum: Your cells are over-saturated with power. Their bursting from within.
Superman: I'm dying.
Dr. Leo Quintum: I'm sorry, Superman. If I hadn't tried to steal fire from the sun, none of this would have happened.
Superman: Don't apologize. You couldn't have known.
Dr. Leo Quintum: But *he* knew. It was his plan all along. Luthor used me to kill you.

Lois Lane: That key can't be safe.
Superman: Why don't you give it a try?
[Lois tries to lift the key from the ground]
Superman: I carved it out of a piece of dwarf star material. It weighs half a million tons.
Lois Lane: So you're the only one who can lift it.
Superman: I work pretty hard, Lois.

Superman: You stole that necklace.
Atlas: Don't you see? We couldn't fight the Ultra-Sphinx without help, so we let it chase us here.
Samson: But we meant no harm to Lois, I swear to living Zeus.
Superman: And I swear too. If she dies, you're both going to the Phantom Zone. Ultra-Sphinx, let's hear it.
Ultra-Sphinx: Question: What happens when the irresistible force meets the immovable object?
Superman: They surrender.

Superman: Then we have a deal? If I win, you both leave the 21st century right now.
Atlas: I'll be leaving, all right, with the beauteous Lois Lane on my arm.
Samson: Not if I beat him first.
[they double arm-wrestle Superman]
Superman: I'm sorry, have you two already started?
[slams their arms down]

Lois Lane: My birthday gift's wearing off. I can't see radio waves anymore. I can't hear the stars singing. I'm tired and sore all over, like I've been dancing all night. Thanks for letting me spend a day in your world.
Superman: You know, I do other things. I mean, besides being Superman.
Lois Lane: You do a great Clark Kent impersonation. You almost had me fooled. Wait till I tell him about this.

Superman: You just moved into my fortress?
Lilo: Shouldn't have left the key lying around.

Bar-El: After everything we've done, you still show us kindness.
Superman: My Earth parents taught me forgiveness. Humanity has a lot to teach us.
Bar-El: Perhaps. Kal-El, son of Krypton, I'm proud to call you my kin. Our greatness lives on in you.
Superman: We don't have much time.
Bar-El: There's a way to save us both. Surely you've thought through it.
Superman: Yes. But it has to be your choice. I'll try to find a way to cure you.
Bar-El: But your own time is short. Do what you must. Send us to the Phantom Zone.

Solaris: Impossible, I made your sun red. You should have no powers. I see now. Your covering protects you from red sunlight. But it cannot survive this heat.
Superman: It should work long enough for me to take care of you.
Solaris: No, your sun is dying, but I kill you first.
Superman: Stop this. Whatever Luthor offered you, he'll betray you.
Solaris: I betray Luthor first. I will eat your sun, and replace it in the sky. Your people will pray to me, or die in the cold dark.

Lex Luthor: Did you ever think that it would end like this? Me looking down on you?
Superman: Actually, I had the whole thing figured to end pretty much exactly like this.

Nasthalthia: Are you okay?
Lex Luthor: Better than okay. I can see the entire electromagnetic spectrum and those must be atoms, little clouds of possibility. Einstein couldn't connect the gravitational force to the other three, but if he could have seen this... It's so obvious.
Nasthalthia: Uncle Lex?
Lex Luthor: The fundamental forces are yoked by consciousness. Everything's connected. Everyone. And this how he sees things all the time. Every day.
Nasthalthia: I don't know if I should be worried or mortified.
Lex Luthor: It's a cruel joke. The mechanistic clockwork of reality hinging on a precious impossible defiance of entropy, on life. And the clockwork doesn't care. It's like - Like it's all just us, in here together. We're all we've got.
Nasthalthia: You are embarrassing me beyond therapy.
Superman: You'll have to forgive him, Nasthalthia. He just figured out how everything works.

Lex Luthor: Give it back. I saw everything. I saw how to save the world. I could have made everyone see. If it wasn't for you, I could have saved the world.
Superman: If it had mattered to you, Luthor, you could have saved the world years ago.
Lex Luthor: You're right.

Lois Lane: Oh, your poor face.
Superman: No one can repair the sun but me, Lois. I'm turning into pure energy and I only have one chance to save the world.
Lois Lane: That's all you've ever needed.
Superman: I love you, Lois Lane, until the end of time.

Lois Lane: Okay, how about you explain the time Clark was a witness in the Boss Grimaldi trial and you were his bodyguard?
Superman: Batman was standing in for me.
Lois Lane: And then Clark presented you with the key to the city, that was Batman too?
Superman: A robot. Lois, when I misled you, it was for your own protection. But now I'm telling you the truth. Clark Kent and Superman are one in the same.
Lois Lane: If you're telling me the truth now, doesn't that mean now you've been lying to me for years?

Lois Lane: He knows I'm here. Gotta stop him. God forgive me, I've gotta stop me.
[fires Kryptonite gun at Superman and he's not hurt]
Superman: Huh. Tickles.
Lois Lane: What have I done?
Superman: For one thing, you've confirmed my suspicion that I'm immune to Kryptonite.

Superman: You've broken the moon.

Solaris: Mercy.
Superman: I don't think I have any left.
[destroys Solaris with a punch to its giant eye]


Superman/Doomsday (2007) (V)
[Dark Superman is dying]
Dark Superman: Protect... the people...
Superman: It's why I'm here.

Superman: I haven't told you my identity for the same reason we haven't gone public with our relationship. Why we come here to be alone.
Lois Lane: Well, try reading a gossip column. Practically all of Metropolis thinks we're dating anyway. You're clinging to keep one last part of you separate from us. And the only reason that I can fathom is that for an alien, you've developed a very human... very male fear of commitment. We've been together for six months. It would be nice to start calling you something other than Superman!
Robot: He also goes by Kal-El.
Lois Lane: Shut up!

Superman: The Antarctic camouflages Kryptonian crystal tech far better than cacti, but next time you catch a chill, give me a holler. I'll warm you.
Lois Lane: You wouldn't use your heat vision on me, would you, Superman?
Superman: No, just the x-ray.
Lois Lane: You're bad!

Superman: [reading Lois' latest article] There's only one "S" in resurrect.
Lois Lane: I didn't know editing was one of your super powers.
Superman: Well, no, but I was spelling bee champ of Smallville Elementary.
[Lois gasps and looks back to find Superman wearing Clark Kent's glasses]
Lois Lane: Clark!
[runs and jumps into his arms]
Lois Lane: Don't forget to call your mother.
[they kiss]

[Superman has just defeated Doomsday]
Superman: Is everyone... ?
Lois Lane: [starts to cry] You did it, Superman. We're safe. All of us.
Superman: Good. That's... that's all that... matters.

Dark Superman: You know, Metropolis is doing just fine without you.
Superman: I'm not sure I approve of your methods.
Dark Superman: I'm not asking for your approval. Get this straight, you're not needed here. Metropolis is under my protection, now and forever.
Superman: Over my dead body.

Superman: They say I'm brave, but I'm bulletproof. Ordinary men and women who put their lives on the line, they're the real heroes.

Lois Lane: Look, I know who you are. Why can't you just tell me?
Superman: Lois, I care about you more than anyone else on Earth. To reveal my secret identity would compromise your safety.
Lois Lane: Please. My safety was compromised the moment I met you. How many times have you had to rescue me? Rhetorical.

[Dark Superman flies off with Toyman]
Toyman: I have rights. I have nothing to say to you.
Dark Superman: How about goodbye?
[drops Toyman]

Dark Superman: You're out of shape.
Superman: Do tell.

Lois Lane: You're dropping me off here? Doomsday's at Hob's End on the East Side.
Superman: Exactly.
Lois Lane: [dials on her cell phone] Jimmy, meet me on the roof, and don't forget your camera.

Superman: I'm alive?
Robot: It would seem that on this world, the laws of human death do not apply to you, Kal-El. I only came to realize it 17 days after your apparent demise when I was alerted to a single pulse of your biorhythmic signature.
Superman: So my vitals slowed to a crawl...
Robot: To better enable you to heal. I had to await a second pulse, 17 days later, in order to find you once I discovered your body had been relocated.
Superman: Relocated?
Robot: To LexCorp. It would appear that Lex Luthor has cloned you.
Superman: I need to get back to Metropolis.
Robot: Once you have regained your strength. I am uncertain of your double's agenda, but for now, he seems to be protecting Metropolis.

Officer Tucker: The commissioner would like a word with you, Superman.
Dark Superman: As I was just explaining to the lady, I'm a little busy right now.
Officer Tucker: We've been instructed to escort you, if necessary.
Dark Superman: Really?
[burns the police officers' guns with his heat vision]
Officer Tucker: Son of a...!
Dark Superman: Watch the language.

Dark Superman: Look, why prolong this? I could keep this up all day, but you... Why not fly out of here while you still can?
Superman: And leave the city in your hands? Not likely.
Dark Superman: But don't you get it? I am you, Superman. A reflection of you as you might have been.
Superman: If I were raised by Luthor?
Dark Superman: If you were strong.
Superman: You're self-righteous, misguided, my reflection in a cracked mirror.
Dark Superman: Suit yourself.


"Superman: Knight Time (#3.2)" (1998)
[Superman, disguised as Batman, sneaks into Wayne Industries with Robin after a meeting with Commissioner Gordon]
Robin: So how'd you do Batman's voice?
Superman: [as Batman] Precise muscle control.
Superman: [as Robin] Plus, I have a pretty good ear.
Robin: [angrily] Don't do that again.

[trying to evade Superman by riding her rocket into a tunnel, Roxy Rocket finds him waiting for her at the other end]
Roxy Rocket: [admiringly] What-a-body.
Superman: It'll hurt you a lot more than me.
Roxy Rocket: I'll risk it! Will you?

Superman: So you're the famous Roxy Rocket.
Roxanne Sutton: You're as smart as you are handsome.
Superman: I didn't think you were foolish enough to make trouble in my town.
Roxanne Sutton: Well, with Batman missing, the other crooks in Gotham are picking the city clean. I thought I'd try my luck here.
Superman: Back up. What do you mean, "Batman missing?"
Roxanne Sutton: I thought you'd know. Don't all you spandex boys have club meetings or something?
Superman: We're not exactly friends.
Roxanne Sutton: Aw. I'll be your friend.

Superman: So you're handling the whole city *yourself*? During a crime spree?
Robin: [notices Bat-signal in the sky] Oh, not again! It gets worse every time he doesn't show.
Superman: Then this time, he will.

[Robin creates a false alarm to distract the guards so that he and Superman, disguised as Batman, can sneak into Wayne Industries]
Robin: C'mon!
Superman: All this sneaking around isn't exactly my style.
Robin: What do you mean? It's half the fun!

The Mad Hatter: [examining mind-controlling nanites under a microscope] I'll tell thee everything I can; there's little to relate. These little fishers, I perceive, may have no earthly mate.
Superman: [disguised as Batman] "No earthly mate?"
Robin: The bugs aren't yours?
The Mad Hatter: Mine, no! I'd be proud if they were. I've stolen from the best: WayneTech, LexCorp, S.T.A.R. Labs. This circuitry is far more advanced than anything I've ever seen. I daresay it may even be of ALIEN origin.

Robin: [referring to Batman] He's really being controlled by aliens?
[makes face]
Robin: Ugh!
Superman: I'm deeply hurt.
Robin: Sorry.

[Robin and Superman, disguised as Batman, trace a sound Superman heard on the video e-mail to Wayne Aerospace]
Robin: You DO have a good ear. This site was supposed to be mothballed.
[notices gun turret on rocketship]
Robin: That looks friendly.
Superman: Actually, it looks... Kryptonian.

Bruce Wayne: Everybody's gone. We're alone.
[Brainiac emerges from another room]
Brainiac: Well done, Mr. Wayne.
[Superman, disguised as Batman, is watching from hiding]
Superman: Brainiac...

Superman: [referring to Batman] Where's your boss?
Robin: Around...
Superman: Okay, let's try this another way... where's *Bruce*?

[Superman, disguised as Batman, and Robin meet with Comissioner Gordon, who tells them about a heist]
Commissioner James Gordon: We've got a photo.
[he hands it to Superman, who studies it without recognition]
Robin: [whispering] Bane!
Superman: [feigning recognition] Ah, yes. Bane.

[after meeting with Comissioner Gordon, Superman, disguised as Batman, and Robin walk to the edge of the roof]
Robin: That was close.
[pulls out his grapple gun]
Superman: You're telling me. The sooner we find your boss, the better.
[Superman gropes through Batman's utility belt, searching for his grapple gun]
Robin: Right side.
[They fire their grapple lines and swing away]

[last lines]
Bruce Wayne: I heard the city's been busy.
Superman: Nothing the kid couldn't handle. I've got to say, for a guy who's supposed to be such a loner, you sure know how to pick a partner.


Superman Returns (2006)
Superman: I'm sorry I left you, Lois.

Superman: [to Jason asleep in his bed] You will be different, sometimes you'll feel like an outcast, but you'll never be alone. You will make my strength your own. You will see my life through your eyes, as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father and the father becomes the son.

Superman: Listen; what do you hear?
Lois Lane: Nothing.
Superman: I hear everything. You wrote that the world doesn't need a savior, but every day I hear people crying for one.

Lois Lane: Well you're back and everyone seems happy about it.
Superman: Not everyone.

Superman: [Screams after being savagely beaten] I'm still Superman!

Superman: I know lots of people are asking questions now that I'm back, and I think it's only fair that I answer... those people.
Lois Lane: So... you're here for an interview?

Lois Lane: You know my um... Richard. He's a pilot. He takes me up all the time.
Superman: Not like this.

Kitty Kowalski: My heart, my palpitations, they're gone, what did you do?
Superman: I didn't do anything, Ma'am.
Kitty Kowalski: [breathlessly] Call me Catharine.

[last lines]
Jason White: [Yells and waves from his window] GOOD NIGHT!
Lois Lane: [Lois is standing in the front yard thinking about Superman, she is then startled when she hears Jason, she sees Jason waving out to the sky, she then looks at the sky and sees Superman floating right above her] I... Will we see you... around?
Superman: I'm always around. Good night, Lois.
[Flies off]

Superman: I read the article, Lois.
Lois Lane: Yeah, so did a lot of people. Tomorrow night, they're giving me the Pulitzer...
Superman: Why did you write it?
Lois Lane: How could you leave us like that? I moved on. So did the rest of us. That's why I wrote it. The world doesn't need a savior. And neither do I.

Superman: [after saving Lois Lane and other members of the media from a plane crash] Well, I hope this experience hasn't put any of you off flying. Statistically speaking, it's still the safest way to travel.

Lex Luthor: See anything familiar?
Superman: I see an old man's sick joke.
Lex Luthor: Really? Because I see my new apartment. And a place for Kitty. One for my friends. And the place over there, I'll rent out. But, you know, maybe you're right. You know, maybe it - It is a little cold. It's, uh - Uh - What's the word I'm searching for? It's a little... alien. It lacks that human touch.

Lois Lane: Well, you're back and everyone seems happy about it.
Superman: Not everyone.


Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) (V)
Superman: Her name is Kara Zor-El, from Krypton. She's my cousin.
Batman: You're cousin just torched $50,000 worth of custom hardware.
Superman: Send me the bill.
Batman: On a reporter's salary, right.

Superman: [reading Zor-El's message] "This vessel carries my daughter, Kara Zor-El, from the now dead planet Krypton. Treat her as you would your own child. She will prove a treasure for your world."
Batman: Treasure. You're sure of the translation?
Superman: It says treasure. Not terror, not trouble. Always the cynic. You can't help yourself, can you?
Batman: You know those tests I was running? Her cellular structure is a shade more dense than yours. She metabolizes sunlight more efficiently. It could be her youth. It could be something else. Bottom line, she might be more powerful than you. It makes me wonder. So does her sudden appearance.

Superman: Krypto's just feeling a little overprotective. Aren't you, boy?
Batman: I don't know. I've always considered him a good judge of character.
Superman: Look, she's been through a lot. Not to mention learning an entire language in less than a week. Why don't you cut her some slack?
Batman: We don't know anything about her. She claims to have no memory of anything prior to splashing down in Gotham Bay.
Superman: I'm not saying there aren't loose ends.
Batman: Having no control over her powers is more than a loose end. She's dangerous.
Superman: Which is why she's in quarantine until she can gain control. She may be the only blood relative I have left. I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt, at least for the time being. You don't have a problem with that, do you?
Batman: No problem at all. But I can't speak for the dog.

Superman: What's the point of this? Kara could level the entire island.
Wonder Woman: Having power and knowing how to use it aren't the same thing. You of all people should know that.
Superman: She's getting on my nerves.
Wonder Woman: I heard that too.

Superman: I know how busy you all are, but it's only appropriate that you should be the first to hear. You, who would put your lives on the line for a perfect stranger. We're all alike, for each of us, in our own way had to struggle to become who we are. But what better role for anyone to aspire to, than hero? So allow me to re-introduce you my cousin, Kara Zor-El. Or as the world will come to know her, Supergirl.
Supergirl: To be honest, I'm not sure I've earned the right to wear this uniform. But I will.

Superman: Darkseid. Kara leaves with me.
Darkseid: She's free to leave, if that is what she desires.
[Kara appears next to Darkseid's throne, wearing garb of red and black]
Superman: Kara?
Kara: Hello, Kal.
Superman: Kara...
Kara: I'm fine, Kal, really.
Superman: I don't know what he's done to you, but the nightmare's over. You're safe now.
Darkseid: You're right, she is safe now.
Superman: Let's go home.
Kara: That's the problem, cousin. I'm not sure where home is.
Superman: You're just confused.
[Superman grabs Kara's hand and starts pulling her away]
Superman: [to Darkseid] I'll be back. You and I have some unfinished...
Kara: [Pulls away from Superman] You didn't listen to what Darkseid said.
Superman: Kara...
Kara: You never listen to anyone!
[Punches Superman across the room]
Kara: He said I was free to go, if I wanted to!
[Kicks Superman]
Kara: And I don't want to.
Darkseid: Good. Now kill him.
Superman: I won't fight you.
Kara: Good. Makes my job that much easier.

Wonder Woman: I'm sorry, but it has to be this way.
Batman: She's right.
Superman: I don't understand.
Wonder Woman: Look around. What if this had been the middle of the day? The park crowded with people, children. She needs more specialized training. I'm taking her with me.
Superman: And what if I say no?
Batman: There's another reason she can't stay. I'll explain later. For now, I'm asking you to trust me.

Superman: This ends now.
[fires an array of his heat vision at Doomsday clones, destroying them]
Superman: I had no choice.
Wonder Woman: They weren't truly alive. No blood, no minds. You did what you had to do.

Kara: All these years of pretending to be human have made you soft.
[holds Superman in the air starts choking him]
Superman: [gasping] Kara, he's controlling you! Fight it!
Darkseid: Do not hesitate! Kill him!
Kara: As you wish, Lord Darkseid.

Kara: It's attacking.
Superman: What's attacking?
Kara: [points at Krypto] That.
Superman: Krypto. No. Bad dog. Kara's a friend. Leave her alone.
Kara: I'm sorry, I- I tried to get him to like me, but he just barks and growls, he hates me.

Kara: I remember dreaming, a horrible nightmare. All I wanted to do was get home. I did terrible things.
Superman: Darkseid lives for manipulation. He has hypnotists, scientists and sadists whose only functions are to break your spirit. Darkseid is evil.
Kara: But did he influence me? Or just bring back out a darkness that is already there?
Superman: You're here with me. And you're okay. Nothing else matters.

Batman: You still owe me a computer.
Superman: Might take a while. Reporter's salary.
[flies away]
Batman: Always has to have the last word.

Superman: Mom, Dad, this is Kara. My cousin? Your niece?
Kara: Mr. Kent, Mrs. Kent. It's so to finally meet you. I've heard so much about you both.
[the house collapses from its damage]
Superman: Don't worry. I can build a new one.
Kara: I can help. I'm great with a hammer. I can pound. I'm a good pounder.


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Wonder Woman: This thing, this creature, seems to feed on energy.
Superman: This thing is from another world. My world.
Wonder Woman: I've killed things from other worlds before.
Superman: [to Batman] Is she with you?
Batman: I thought she was with you.

[from trailer]
Batman: It's time you learned what it means to be a man.
Superman: Stay down! If I wanted it, you'd be dead already!

Superman: Next time they shine your light in the sky, don't go to it. The Bat is dead. Bury it. Consider this mercy.
[Superman begins to walk away]
Batman: Tell me. Do you bleed?
[Superman flies away as Batman watches on]
Batman: You will.

Superman: No one stays good in this world.

Superman: All this time I've been living my life the way my father saw it. Righting wrongs for a ghost, thinking I'm here to do good. Superman was never real. Just the dream of a farmer from Kansas.
Lois Lane: That farmer's dream is all some people have. It's all that gives them hope.
[touches the S shield]
Lois Lane: This means something.
Superman: It did on my world. My world doesn't exist anymore.

Superman: [to Lex] I'll take you in without breaking you, which is more than you deserve.

Batman: [suffocating Superman with his foot on his throat] You were never a god. You were never even a man!
Superman: [hardly breathing] You're letting them kill Martha...
Batman: What does that mean? Why did you say that name?
Superman: Find him... Save Martha...
Batman: Why did you say that name? Martha? Why did you say that name? WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME?
Lois Lane: [enters running] It's his mother's name! It's his mother's name.

Superman: Luthor. He wanted your life for her's. She's losing time.
Lois Lane: The scout ship seems to be drawing power from the city. It's gotta be Lex.
Batman: They need you at that ship. I'll find her.
Superman: My mother needs me.
Batman: [stops him] Wait. I'll make you a promise: Martha won't die tonight.

Superman: You think I'll fight him for you?
Lex Luthor: Mm, yes, I do. I think you will fight, fight, fight for that special lady in your life!
Superman: She's safe on the ground. How about you?
Lex Luthor: Close, but I am not talking about Lois. No. Every boy's special lady is his mother... Martha, Martha, Martha... Now, the mother of a flying demon must be a witch. The punishment for witches, what is that? That's right. Death by fire.

Lex Luthor: Boy, do we have problems up here!
[sets timer and stands up]
Lex Luthor: The problem of evil in the world. The problem of absolute virtue.
Superman: I'll take you in without breaking you, which is more than you deserve.
Lex Luthor: The problem of you on top of everything else. You above all. Ah. 'Cause that's what God is. Horus. Apollo. Jehovah. Kal-El. Clark Joseph Kent. See, what we call God depends upon our tribe, Clark Jo, because God is tribal. God take sides. No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from Daddy's fist and abominations. Mm-mm. I've figured it out way back, if God is all powerful, He cannot be all good. And if He's all good then He cannot be all powerful. And neither can you be. They need to see the fraud you are. With their eyes. The blood on your hands.
Superman: What have you done?
Lex Luthor: And tonight they will. Yes. Because you, my friend, have a date! Across the bay. Ripe fruit, his hate. Two years growing. But it did not take much to push him over actually. Little red notes, big bang, you let your family die! And now, you will fly to him, and you will battle him, to the death. Black and blue. Fight night! The greatest gladiator match in the history of the the world: God versus man...
[thunders in the background]
Lex Luthor: Day versus night. Son of Krypton versus Bat of Gotham!
Superman: You think I'll fight him for you?
Lex Luthor: Mm, yes, I do. I think you'll fight, fight, fight for that special lady in your life.
Superman: She's safe on the ground. How about you?
Lex Luthor: Close, but I'm not talking about Lois. No. Every boy's special lady is his mother.
[walks around Superman and shows him photos of Martha being muzzled]
Lex Luthor: Huh! Martha, Martha, Martha. The mother of a flying demon must be a witch. The punishment for witches, what is that? That's right. Death by fire.
[throws the photos one by one at Superman]
Superman: [angrily readies heat vision] Where is she?
Lex Luthor: I don't know! I wouldn't let them tell me! If you kill me, Martha dies. And if you fly away, Martha also dies. But if you kill the Bat, Martha lives.
[Superman calms down and Lex approaches his hand]
Lex Luthor: There we go. There we go. And now God bends to my will. Now, the cameras are waiting at your ship for the world to see the holes in the holy. Yes, the all mighty comes clean about how dirty he is when it counts. To save Martha, bring me the head of the Bat.
[helicopter arrives; Lex looks at his timer]
Lex Luthor: Mother of God, would you look at the time. When you came here, you had an hour. Now it's less.

Superman: You don't understand, there's no time!
Batman: I UNDERSTAND!

Superman: [Bruce Wayne arrives at Lex's party] Who's that?
Party Photographer: You must be new to "Let Them Eat Cake" beat. That is Bruce Wayne.


Superman: Unbound (2013) (V)
Superman: Nice outfit.
Lois Lane: Thanks. If I knew I was gonna be abducted, I might have skipped the heels.

Superman: Kara, what the hell were you trying to prove out there?
Supergirl: I was stopping bad guys. That's what we do, right?
Superman: Stop them, not scramble them.
Supergirl: Don't lecture me, Kal. I'm still older than you.
Superman: No. You may have left Krypton that way, but you're not anymore. The wormhole got me here faster.
Supergirl: That's not fair.
Superman: Tell it to Einstein.
Supergirl: Who?
Superman: Smart guy. Lived here on Earth. Do your homework.
Supergirl: Why don't you do yours?

Superman: Uh-uh. No phoning home!
[punches hole in robot]

Alura: Please tell us more about Kara.
Superman: She's having some trouble adjusting to a new world... but she'll be all right.
Alura: And you? How did you adjust?
Superman: Well, for me it was easier. It's the only world I know. I have family and friends and...
Alura: Someone special.
Superman: Drive me nuts sometimes.
Zor-El: Heh. Nice to know that's the same everywhere.

Superman: This won't hold you forever. It just needs to hold you long enough.
Brainiac: You underestimate me. You'll die and your new world will be mine just like your old world is. You're meaningless compared to me. I am everything. You are nothing but fists.
[Superman punches him]
Superman: When I need to be.

Brainiac: The impudence. I have been claiming worlds for centuries before you were born. You thought it would help you to disconnect me from my ship. You fail to comprehend. This ship is me. Constructed around me. An extension of me.
Superman: Earth.
Brainiac: Forget Earth. It was unexceptional. It had nothing to offer me.I found it redundant.
Superman: Lois.
Brainiac: Disgusting. Your affection for humans is nauseating.
Superman: Kara.
Brainiac: Yes. The other Kryptonian, I will keep. I'll need at least one. And you may not survive. Now you will see a glimpse of what I am. How many worlds do you think your feeble mind can process before it turns to sludge? I'd say less then one.

Brainiac: To think that two Kryptonians chose to call this planet home, sickens me. What could Earth have possible offered you?
Superman: Something you wouldn't know anything about. It's my home. My heart. It gives me strength.

Brainiac: Kryptonian trash, you have already failed. I am the knowledge and strength of 10,000 worlds. Neither you nor Metropolis will ever leave this ship. Soon I will have Kandor and then I will destroy your world with a thought.
Superman: We'll see about that.
Brainiac: You will see nothing. You are nothing. A specimen to dissect. A genus to analyze...
Supergirl: Hey, plug-head.
[punches Brainiac]
Supergirl: You talk too much.

Superman: I've figured you out, you know?
Brainiac: Have you? I find that highly unlikely.
Superman: You never leave this ship.
Brainiac: This is no need. Everything I require is here.
Superman: My uncle was right. You've got a bug.
Brainiac: Very well, Kryptonian. I'll humor you. Tell me.
Superman: Better if I show you.
[freezes Brainiac with his super cold breath and knocks him out of the ship into space]

Supergirl: [telling Superman about Brainiac] We were all so powerless.
Superman: I know.
Supergirl: I never want to feel that way again. No one should. But if that thing's here, it's all going to happen again.
Superman: No. I'll make sure it doesn't.
Supergirl: You're going after him, aren't you? Kal, you don't know what you're dealing with.
Superman: These probes must be how he searches for planets. And if this one didn't contact him, someday one will. I need to finish what your father started. Isolate this robot's comm signal, scan for others like it, and find Brainiac first. Plus, if you're right, there could be a hundred thousand Kryptonians alive and trapped on that ship.
Supergirl: And what if he shows up while you're gone? What if you never come back?
Superman: You'll have to keep things safe here until I come back.
Supergirl: What makes you think I'm ready to do that?
Superman: You'll have to be.

Brainiac: [recognizing Superman as a Kryptonian] You should not exist outside my control.
Superman: Sorry to disappoint.

Brainiac: Your sentimental attachment is grotesque. Even you must realize how worthless they are. Such a savage world. Its scientific achievements paltry, its weapons unimpressive.
[Lois gives him a double middle finger]
Brainiac: To think that two Kryptonians chose to call this planet home sickens me. What could Earth have possibly offered you?
Superman: Something you wouldn't know anything about. It's my home.


Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
[Superman and Nuclear Man confront each other in downtown Metropolis]
Nuclear Man: Where is the woman?
Superman: Give it up, you'll never find her.
Nuclear Man: If you will not tell me, I will hurt people!
[Nuclear Man begins to cause mass destruction]
Superman: Stop! Don't do it, the people!

Superman: You'd risk world wide nuclear war for your own personal financial gain.
Lex Luthor: Nobody wants war. I just want to keep the threat alive.

Superman: And there will be peace. There will be peace when the people of the world, want it so badly, that their governments will have no choice but to give it to them. I just wish you could all see the Earth the way that I see it. Because when you really look at it, it's just one world.

[last lines]
Lex Luthor: [Superman has dropped Luthor off at prison and they are discussing nuclear weapons] Is the world gonna be vaporized?
Superman: No. It's the same as it's always been, Luthor. On the brink. With good fighting evil. See you in twenty.
[Superman flies off]

Superman: Uh... no pain, no gain?

Superman: Madam Chairman, I don't represent any one particular country, but I'd like to address the delegates.
U.N. Secretary General: Well... in that case, you will need a sponsor.
[all delegates raise their hands]
U.N. Secretary General: I believe that will do. Please.

Superman: [returns Cosmonaut to capsule, speaks in Russian] You'll be safer singing in here.

Lex Luthor: [introduces Nuclear Man to Superman] Look closely at the cell structure. You see anything familiar?
Superman: You've broken all the laws of man, Luthor. Not it looks as though you've broken all the laws of nature, too. I can only assume you must have hidden a device of some kind on one of the missiles I hurled into the sun.
Lex Luthor: You know, Mr. Muscle, I'm really gonna miss these little chats we had together. You're the only one that could keep up with me.

Superman: I know I'm forbidden to interfere... and yet the Earth is threatened by the same fate as Krypton's.
1st Elder: The Earth is too primitive. You can flee to new worlds, where war is long forgotten.
2nd Elder: If you teach the Earth to put its fate in any one man, even yourself, you're teaching them to be betrayed.
1st Elder: Betrayed! Betrayed! Betrayed! Betrayed!


"Justice League: Hereafter: Part II (#2.20)" (2003)
J'onn J'onzz: You were greatly missed, my friend. By all of us.
[everyone looks to a stoic Batman]
Wonder Woman: Don't let him fool you. Your death hit him as hard as it did any of us.
Superman: Really?
Batman: No. I never believed you were dead in the first place.
Superman: I guess that's sort of a compliment.

Vandal Savage: I picked up your comm signal a few weeks ago. Used it to track you down.
Superman: You could have just called.
Vandal Savage: Afraid you might be holding a grudge. If you'd switched off, I might never have found you.
Superman: Grudge? You tried to take over the world - twice!
Vandal Savage: In the long run, not so important. Take it from someone who knows.

Superman: You're insane.
Vandal Savage: True, but that doesn't mean I'm not good company. Say, you want to come over to my house?
[off Superman's look]
Vandal Savage: Like you've got something better to do.

Vandal Savage: Your funeral was lovely. It was on all the networks. I used to have the DVD.
Superman: I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Vandal Savage: As a matter of fact, I did. But I've had 30,000 years to reconsider.

Superman: [lifting a rock] I should smash your skull!
Vandal Savage: Go ahead. We both know it wouldn't work.

[Superman prepares to return to his time]
Superman: What happens to you?
Vandal Savage: Redemption, if I'm lucky. Don't worry about me. Return to your friends. Do what you do best, what you were born to do: save the world.

Superman: Self-help books? You don't seem the type.
Vandal Savage: I read whatever I can find. Anyway, I've got issues, what with my destroying the Earth and all.

Superman: Ready to send me back?
Vandal Savage: No. But I will anyway.


Holy Musical B@man! (2012) (TV)
Superman: Fuck you!
Batman: FUCK YOU!

Superman: Wait, you know my secret identity?
Green Lantern: It's a secret?

Superman: [to Batman] You beat me up and you YELLED at me!

Superman: Hey Batman, it's Superman. So I heard about your new sidekick. That's cool. So you're copying me again? Everyone remembers my sidekick, Krypto the Superdog! Man growing up that super dog was a super man's best friend. Then we moved to Metropolis and he started chasing cars and destroying them and leaving some super poops on the floor on my not so super-efficiency. Then he super humped Lois' leg and put her in that full body cast and that was kinda strike three for Krypto. So I moved him to a pen in the fortress, but I guess he couldn't take the solitude. He wanted to run, not be cooped up, so he ran off on me. I miss that dog.

Superman: Actually no, call me back in the afternoon, 'cause all night long, I'm busy partying with all of my friends at the Fortress... of Solitude.

Superman: They're only famous because Batman screws up all the time and lets them kill people. You know, my villains never get that chance. It's like, have you ever heard of Mister Mxyzptlk?
Green Lantern: No.
Superman: No, that's right. It's 'cause I do my damn job.

Superman: Hello, Batman? It's Superman! I mean, uh, I mean...
[accent]
Superman: This is one of Superman's friends. I'll get Superman for you, hold on... Yo, Supes.
[normal]
Superman: Uh, what is it, Snoop Dogg?
[accent]
Superman: You've got a phone call, motherfucker.

Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Candy, Alfred, Sweet Tooth, Vicki Vale, Catwoman: Rogues are we! / We're like long lost brothers who found each other and love each other like family / No more dark, sad, lonely, Batman!
[last lines]


"The All-New Super Friends Hour: The Marsh Monster/Runaways/Will the World Collide?/Time Rescue (#1.3)" (1977)
[last lines]
[segment: "Time Rescue"]
Superman: Speaking of time, we'd better check the Justice League time machine.
Hawkgirl: I didn't know we had a Justice League time machine.
Superman: Sure we do. The Justice League wristwatch. And it's time we were going.
[everyone laughs]

Superman: I hope I'll be pardoned for not knocking.
[yanks the door off its hinges]

Batman: He's your show from here.
Superman: In that case, it's time for the curtain call.

Superman: Plainly this is a job for me. And an easy one at that.

Superman: Normally this would be a job for the Man of Steel. But now...
Wonder Woman: This is a job for Wonder Woman.

Superman: I think whoever just ran out may have some information he wants to tell us.

Hawkman: We made it. And with a minute to spare.
Superman: I think we'd be better off without that spare minute. Those slavers don't give up.


"Justice League: Destroyer (#5.13)" (2006)
Batman: Okay, let's get these people locked up. Sounds like we've got a fight on our hands.
Giganta: If you think you're locking us up while the whole world is under attack, you got two fights on your hands.
[the Leaguers and Legionnaires stare each other down, ready to fight]
Batman: She's right. We'll need all the bodies we can throw at this.
Superman: Oh, come on! It's Lex Flippin' Luthor! Why should we trust him?
Atomic Skull: Hey, it's our world too!
Lex Luthor: Let's be clear about this: we're not here to help you save the world, you're here to help me get revenge on Darkseid. When this is over, it's back at business as usual.
[Superman glares at Lex for a long moment]
Superman: Wouldn't have it any other way.

Darkseid: You still try to fight. Can't you see that it's hopeless?
Superman: That man won't quit as long as he can still draw a breath. None of my teammates will. Me? I've got a different problem. I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking constant care not to break something. To break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a moment, or someone could die.
[Darkseid tries to attack, but Superman knocks him back]
Superman: But you can take it, can't ya, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose, and show you just how powerful I really am!

[last lines]
Superman: A head start? You're getting soft in your old age.
Batman: Don't you have a tall building to go leap?
Wonder Woman: And the adventure continues.

Lex Luthor: After this, it's back to business as usual.
Superman: Wouldn't have it any other way.

[fighting Parademons beneath Darkseid's command ship]
Lex Luthor: Was there a plan here?
Batman: Take out the small fry until we attract the big fish's attention.
Lex Luthor: Ha! With everything that's going on, I'll bet he never notices us!
[a portal appears, and Darkseid floats down]
Superman: I'll take a piece of that.

Darkseid: Still alive. You impress me, Kryptonian. More, your valor has touched my heart. Oh yes, there is still some small part of me that knows mercy. I will end your pain with something special I've been saving for just this occasion.
[takes out a Kryptonite knife]
Darkseid: I'm going to carve out your heart and put it on a pike in my throne room.
Lex Luthor: As much as I'd enjoy seeing that, first you got some business with me.
[Luthor approaches Darkseid, donning his buisness suit]
Lex Luthor: Sorry it took me so long, I had to go get my power suit.
Darkseid: You dare challenge me? Insanity.
Lex Luthor: Oh, I'm not here to challenge you, Darkseid. Quite the contrary. I've got something you want.
[Reaches into his coat pocket, pulling out a spiraling, bright, glowing mass]
Lex Luthor: The only thing you want.
Darkseid: The Anti-Life Equation...
Lex Luthor: My gift to you.
[Darkseid reaches for it, Luthor placing his hand over Darkseid's as the Anti-Life Equation starts to engulf the two in light]
Superman: Lex, don't!
Batman: [Bholds Superman back] It's too late!
Darkseid: It's beautiful, isn't it?
Lex Luthor: Yes... yes, it is.

Sroya Bashir: [Reporting] This has been the scene all over the world. In the wake of Darkseid's defeat, his attacking forces have withdrawn, persumably back to wherever it is they came from.
Superman: Thanks to Luthor, of all people.
J'onn J'onzz: In many ways, Lex Luthor represents the worst mankind has to offer.
Superman: But he died saving us all.
Batman: I doubt either of them died.
Superman: We saw it this time.
The Flash: You saw it last time too.
Green Lantern: What's the old saying? Believe half of what you see...
Shayera Hol: ...And none of what you hear. They'll be back.
J'onn J'onzz: And we'll be ready for them.


Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010) (V)
Black Adam: You fight for the Wizard?
Superman: I fight for those you can't fight for themselves!

Black Adam: Indeed, you are my physical match. But I sense one critical difference: a vulnerability to magic.
[hurls lightning at Superman]
Superman: [blasts Black Adam] Another difference: heat vision.

Black Adam: I did not spend 5,000 years traveling across the infinite void of space to be thwarted by some man-child.
Superman: Will a superman do, then?

Superman: So you're what this is all about.
Captain Marvel: I'm his replacement.
Superman: Then let's replace him.

Superman: Easy there. You've got him.
Black Adam: It changes you, does it not? The power.
Captain Marvel: [holding Adam in an iron grip] It only changes that I can choose my own fate now.
Black Adam: Like a god, maybe.
Superman: That's enough!
Captain Marvel: No, I have to. To protect them.
Superman: How? By being like him?
Captain Marvel: By being stronger than him.
Superman: Then be strong... be good.
[Captain Marvel releases Black Adam]

[Superman saves Billy from Black Adam]
Billy Batson: Why is he after me?
Superman: I was gonna ask you the same question!

Superman: [after seeing Capt Marvel's tiger] You have some unusual friends.


"The All-New Super Friends Hour: Doctor Fright/Drag Race/Day of the Plant Creatures/Fire (#1.4)" (1977)
Superman: [about to break into the blimp] At five-thousand feet, you don't use a key.

Superman: Arms of steel can come in handy.

Superman: Fear is not the way to accomplish peace, Dr. Fright.

Mill operator: I don't know what mighta happened without you.
Superman: [sees branches with leaves growing out of his arm] Oh, no. Whatever it is has infected *me*.

Superman: [about to restore the plants to their normal forms] Time for a little gardening.

Batman: It took millions of years for the Earth to develop the delicate system of life it now has.
Superman: And in one careless moment it can all go to waste.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Church of Metropolis (#2.5)" (1994)
Martin Snell: Face it, you've got your little red shorts caught in a bad combo of high tech and close friends. Even you can't be in two places at once - but our bullets can. So... where does that leave us?
Superman: Let's ask the D.A.
Martin Snell: Oh sure, you can take me in. You're Superman, and I'm just a guy from Paramus.
[Superman looks puzzled]
Martin Snell: New Jersey.

Perry White: Superman, did you just save me from something?
Superman: Yeah.
Perry White: Do I wanna know about it?
Superman: No.

Superman: [fighting with a gang while disguised as a cop] You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say, can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided to you. Do you understand these rights as I have just explained them to you?
[criminal groans]
Mike Lane: Officer, that sounds like a yes.
Superman: I'm gonna go call for...uh...
Mike Lane: Back-up?

Superman: [after Mayson insults him] This just hasn't been my day.

Lois Lane: I didn't even know you could dance.
Superman: This isn't dancing.
Lois Lane: It's not?
Superman: This is.
[starts to rise and dance in midair]

Martin Snell: Are we clear?
Superman: On one thing. This is *not* over.


The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (1997) (TV)
[Superman uses x-ray vision to see that Batman is really Bruce Wayne]
Superman: Bruce Wayne!
Batman: You peeked.

Lois Lane: Um, Superman.
Superman: Yes?
Lois Lane: Um, how can I put this: I was just thinking... it might be nice to see each other when I wasn't falling out a window or something. Not that I'm not grateful for all the times you've helped me, you understand.
Superman: I understand.
Lois Lane: You do?

Batman: It's ironic, you know. She likes Bruce Wayne and she likes Superman. It's the other two guys she's not crazy about.
Superman: Too bad we can't mix-and-match.

Superman: Luthor's been lining all his buildings with lead. Blocks my X-ray vision.
Batman: Well, there's always the direct approach.
[Superman smashes through the wall. Batman approves]
Batman: You're learning.

Superman: Thanks. I couldn't have saved Lois without your help.
Batman: I'm aware of that.

Superman: [after Batman throws Superman across the room with a judo throw, Superman knocks him onto a table] I heard you were crazy, but I didn't think you were stupid.


Justice League Heroes (2006) (VG)
[One of Brainiac's Controllers intercepts Superman and Batman]
Batman: I don't think he wants us to go inside.
Superman: Truly, you are the world's greatest detective.

Wonder Woman: This isn't the Watchtower.
Batman: No, it isn't. It's an emergency bunker 12 miles away. Part of my contingency plans.
Superman: Which you were going to tell us about when?
Batman: When necessary.

Darkseid: Brainiac is no more. Tremble before the power of...
Superman: [surprisingly shocked] Darkseid!
Darkseid: Greetings, Superman.
Batman: You tricked Brainiac into freeing you from your extra-dimensional prison.
Darkseid: I promised him he would unleash power beyond imagining. I fulfilled our bargain. To the letter.
Zatanna: Yeah, and he was also promised great knowledge.
Darkseid: And I delivered. What higher lesson is there than is this: Never trust Darkseid.
Superman: Get off my planet... monster!
Darkseid: Normally a threat from you is worth considering, but with both the Mother Box and Sensory Matrix Field Generator at my command, I'd rather think you should get off my planet.

Batman: You get the feeling we're being led right where they want us to go.
Superman: Like lambs to a slaughter.
Batman: Not exactly.
[door slides open]
Brainiac: Greetings, Superman, Batman. The display of skill and power it took to get this far is impressive. If not all together, unexpected.
Superman: Brainiac! I was wondering when you would finally show your face. What are you doing here?
Brainiac: That should be obvious. Destroying you.

Superman: Several sets of doors. Each two feet thick, and made of pure Osmium. The densest metal on Earth.
Wonder Woman: The rest of the League will be here any second. You need to tell me how you plan to get them open.
Superman: Pretty simple, actually. I'm going to "knock".

Batman: You ready to talk to us again?
Superman: Sure. If by talk, you mean kicking Darkseid's ass into low orbit.
Batman: Then I think we can do business.
Martian Manhunter: What's the plan?
Batman: We attack in waves. Minimize the chance of us all being defeated at once.
Flash: Once we're committed, we don't stop until it's over. One way or the other.
Superman: Only one way: Darkseid's going down.


Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008) (VG)
Superman: You don't fight for him.
Raiden: Neither do you.
Dark Kahn: Silence!
Superman: It seems we have a common enemy.
Raiden: And a common goal.
Dark Kahn: On your feet! This battle is not yet over! You will fight!
Superman: Don't give into the rage, Raiden. It can be overcome.
Raiden: Focus. We must focus.
Dark Kahn: What are you doing?
Raiden: If we fight together, we can channel his own energy and use it against him.
Superman: Sounds like a plan.
Dark Kahn: Face each other or face me. It makes no difference. You will FIGHT!

Superman: I'm Superman. We need to know your intentions.
Raiden: I am Raiden, God of Thunder. With me are the mightiest warriors in all the realms. We have come to challenge you in Mortal Kombat. You will be defeated.
Superman: Don't be so sure, Raiden. If you want a fight, you'll find my friends and I are up to the challenge.

Captain Marvel: Darkseid's energy merged with energy from the other universe. Dark Kahn's mere existence is what causing the two universes to collide.
Superman: That explains the attacks on me and the rest of you. The strange fluctuations of our powers.
Lex Luthor: It was you - your heat vision. You blasted Darkseid's boomtube and sent him hurtling into some unknown universe. This is all your fault.
Superman: You accuse me? You helped Darkseid invade the Earth! Remember?
The Joker: Fight, fight, fight, fight!
Captain Marvel: Both of you calm down. You're being poisoned by the Kombat Rage.
Lex Luthor: Poisoned by what?
Captain Marvel: The dark energies from the world merge. We can't fight them on ourselves. We need to work together to find Dark Kahn.
Catwoman: I have lives to spare. How do we find this Dark Kahn?
Superman: If Dark Kahn is made of Darkseid's energy, it's a good chance he's on Apokolips.
Lex Luthor: I know where we can access one of Dark Kahn's portals. I used it when Catwoman and I escaped. If their portal can take us to Oa, it can take us to Apokolips. Deathstroke, you and Joker secure that portal. This device will lead you to the base. Report back to me when you've succeeded.
Deathstroke: You want me to assault an enemy base with him?
The Joker: Come on. We'll kill things, blow things up. Oh, it'll be fun.
Lex Luthor: Catwoman, you're with me. Can't be too safe in this town. Too many criminals. Superman and Captain America, you gather your hero allies and wait for my word.
Superman: All right, Lex. I'll trust you, for now. You get to the portals, I'll go to the Fortress of Solitude and pull up everything I know about Darkseid. No killing. If one of you steps out of line, believe me, I'll know.

Superman: [D.C. Universe Storyline ending, Superman is in Darkseid's Palace] Raiden. He's gone.
Wonder Woman: The others have disappeared as well.
Captain Marvel: The rage, it's gone.
Lex Luthor: What is this place?
Superman: Darkseid's throne room. The two universes must have separated. Everything is returned to...
[is interupted by groaning]
Superman: normal.
[Looks down to see what that was]
Superman: You're not Darkseid.
Shao Kahn: I am Shao Kahn, and you will bow to me!
[Tries to throw a green firebell, but fails]
Shao Kahn: What?
[Superman grins and the next scene shows Shao Kahn in the Phantom Zone, as he orbits Earth in shattered peices of glass]

Superman: [DC Universe Storyline first lines]
[Narrating]
Superman: Metropolis, Earth's shining example of human achievement. This is where we made our final stand against Darkseid and his army of parademons. Born in the fire pits of a distant world called Apokolips. But what seemed like victory was only the beginning.
[Having Darkseid pinned down]
Superman: It's over, Darkseid.
Darkseid: Don't be so sure, Kryptonian.
[Superman slams Darkseid to the ground]
Lex Luthor: [as Superman flies down to the ground to see Darkseid pinned to the ground] Took you long enough.
Superman: Luthor.
[Flies to him]
Superman: You threatened the safety of Earth for your own personal gain. You aligned yourself with Darkseid.
Lex Luthor: I was only trying to ensure humanity's survival in the event that you and your other *so called* heroes failed.
[Both Lex and Superman see Darksied trying to escape through a boomtube]
Lex Luthor: Darkseid has acitivated another dimensional boomtube. He's going to escape.
Darkseid: This isn't over, Superman.
Superman: Don't be so sure.
[He then uses his heat vision to defeat Darkseid]
Darkseid: This can't be true. You're de-stabilizing the boombtube.
[Then, Darkseid disappears]
Lex Luthor: [After ducking a car] I'm amazed you didn't kill us.
Superman: Save it, Luthor. You're going to jail, but this time I'm going to bring you some place more secure than Striker's Island.
[Picks Up Luthor and flies away with him]
Superman: Don't worry, I'll make sure your cell has a nice view of Earth.

Superman: [Appears before Scorpion] You need help, stranger?
Scorpion: The princess. If you know where she is, you will deliver her to me.
Superman: [Using his X-Ray vision and discovers Scorpion's true origins] Say, you're not from this universe. But, all the same I suggest you get to safety for your own well being
[Scorpion kicks Superman who goes flying and lands on a car and discovers that Scorpion has magic]
Superman: Magic?
Scorpion: Sorcery. Surrender the princess, or die!


Superman II (1980)
General Zod: Son of Jor-El. We were beginning to think you were a coward.
Superman: I'm not a coward, Zod.
Ursa: Let him prove it!
General Zod: Possibly not. It is extremely likely you are merely a fool. Like father, like son.
Superman: Somehow, I just can't hear you, Zod.
General Zod: [Using his heat vision, he breaks off the entire side of a nearby building and catches it with both hands] Then die, as you deserve to!
[He throws it at Superman, who uses his own heat vision to blow the huge projectile apart]

Superman: [after admitting to Lois that he's Superman] We'd better talk.
Lois Lane: I'm in love with you.
Superman: We'd really better talk.

Superman: [at the Fortress of Solitude; whispering to Luthor] Try and get them all into this molecule chamber. It takes away their powers, see... and turns them into ordinary human beings. Now if you could...
[Zod approaches]
Superman: Shh, shh!
Lex Luthor: [pauses] General, don't go in there. It's a trap.
Superman: Luthor, you poisonous snake!
Lex Luthor: That's a molecule chamber. It turns people like you into people like me.
General Zod: [nods] You've done well, Lex Luthor.
Lex Luthor: [pointing] The crystal there activates the mechanism.
General Zod: Lex Luthor, ruler of Australia... activate the machine.
[Non grabs Luthor and flies him up to the control panel]

[last lines]
Superman: Good afternoon, Mr. President. Sorry I've been away so long. I won't let you down again.

Superman: [after seeing Zod on TV] Here? When?
Diner Owner: When? Where the hell have you been, mac, on a desert island?

General Zod: Did you think we would give up our advantage? Now... the son of Jor-El will be my slave... forever, if not, the millions of Earthlings you protect shall pay for your defiance. Destroy this place.
Lex Luthor: Hi, guys. Sorry I'm late.
General Zod: We have no more use for this one, kill him.
Lex Luthor: Me? Lex Luthor? General... you came to me with nothing, I gave you Superman!
General Zod: Silence!
Lex Luthor: Well, look -
[Non shoves Luthor from behind]
Lex Luthor: Watch it, don't touch me!
[to Superman]
Lex Luthor: Guy's a clod; promises were made, gifts exchanged. I gotta hand it to you, you know. You always told the truth, a guy always knew where he stood with you.
Superman: Hmm.
[whispers to Lex Luthor]
Superman: Try and get them all into this molecule chamber. It takes away their powers, see... and turns them into ordinary human beings. Now if you could -
[Zod approaches]
Superman: Shh, shh!
Lex Luthor: General, don't go in there, it's a trap.
Superman: Luthor, you poisonous snake!
Lex Luthor: That's a molecule chamber. It makes people like you into people like me.
General Zod: You've done well, Lex Luthor.
Lex Luthor: General, uh... the crystal there, uh... activates the mechanism.
General Zod: Lex Luthor, ruler of Australia... activate the machine.
[Non grabs Luthor and flies him up to the control panel]
Lex Luthor: Thank you.
[takes a crystal]
Lex Luthor: With your permission.
[Lois cries as Superman enters the chamber and the lights turn on]
General Zod: [Superman exits the chamber, and proceeds to kneel before Zod] And now... finally. Take my hand... and swear eternal loyalty to Zod.
[Superman grips Zod's hand and crushes it]
General Zod: Ahhh, uuuuh! Oooohhh, ahhh!
[Superman lifts Zod off the ground]
General Zod: Oooh, oh no!
[Superman throws Zod against the Fortress's wall, where he falls into the chasm below]
General Zod: Ugggh!
Non: Urgh!
[Non tries to fly, but falls off the cliff, into the chasm below]
Non: Huh? Ohhhh!
Lex Luthor: He switched it, he did it to them! I mean, the lights were on out here... while he was safe in there!
[Superman nods and gives Luthor an OK sign]
Lois Lane: You know something? You're a real pain in the neck!
[Lois punches Ursa into the chasm below]
Ursa: Uurghhhh!
Superman: [Lois goes to Superman, who hugs her] Are you all right?
Lois Lane: Mm-hmm.
Superman: I knew you'd double-cross me, Luthor. A lying weasel like you couldn't resist the chance.
Lex Luthor: Me, are you kidding? Hey, I was with you all the time! That was beautiful! Did you see the way they fell into our trap? Ha ha ha ha!
Superman: Too late, Luthor! Too late.
Lex Luthor: Look - look, Superman, I got- I got a proposition for you. Now, now don't stop me, don't stop until you've heard me because... I know I owe you one, but we're in the North Pole, right? Let's wipe the slate clean. If you give me a ride back, I promise I'll turn over a whole new leaf...


"Justice League: Divided We Fall (#4.12)" (2005)
[the League battles against Brainiac's android versions of the Justice Lords; as Superman battles the Lorder Superman]
Superman: I'M NOT LIKE YOU! I'M NOTHING LIKE YOU!
[the android Superman morphs into Luthor]
Lex Luthor: This is the part where you kill me, right?
[Superman hesitates]
Lex Luthor: Go on, use your heat-vision. You know you want to.

[Flash taps into the Speed Force to defeat Luthor, then rises, crackling with energy]
The Flash: I feel kinda... funny.
[He disappears]
Wonder Woman: Flash!
[the League stares in horror, and Luthor chuckles weakly]
Lex Luthor: What do you know? I did kill him.
[He looks up and sees Superman]
Lex Luthor: I was mistaken earlier. I think this is the part where you kill me.
[Superman picks him with one arm and holds him at arm's length with eyes glowing. Wonder Woman starts forward, but Batman holds her back. After a moment Superman's eyes stop glowing, and he leans his face close to Luthor's]
Superman: I'm not the man who killed President Luthor. Right now, I wish to heaven that I were. But I'm not.

Android Superman: We've lost their trust.
[punches Superman]
Android Superman: The people are afraid of us! Power corrupts after all, and who has more power than *Superman*?

Superman: My X-ray vision can't penetrate the walls, but I'm seeing a rapidly growing heat signature in the infrared range.
Wonder Woman: You don't need supervision for that. Can't you feel the heat?
[the Cadmus building explodes, revealing a giant construct and the now fused Luthor/Brainiac]
Lex Luthor, Brainiac: Welcome, Justice League. You're just in time for the end of the world.

Superman: I know you're in there somewhere, Lex. Fight him!
Lex Luthor, Brainiac: You're right. I am in here. And I like it! I'm about to get everything I ever wanted: power, ultimate knowledge, immortality...
Superman: And you'll destroy the Earth to get it?
Lex Luthor, Brainiac: It's business, Superman. There are always trade-offs.

Superman: This is the hardest thing I've ever had to say: I'm guilty, we're guilty of the sin of hubris. We had the best of intentions to be Earth's guardians, to keep you safe, but we failed you. We look down at the world from our tower in the sky, and let our power and responsibility seperate us from the very people we were suppose to protect. No one should ever be afraid of us. For that reason, we're decommissioning the Watchtower. The energy weapon up there is already gone. We're taking down the station as well.
[the crowd appears stunned]
Superman: There's more. We want to thank the members of the Justice League for your courageous service, but in the future, you'll all have to act as independent agents. We're not going to be an army anymore. As of right now, we're disbanding the Justice Leauge. This is the end.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: The Eyes Have It (#2.12)" (1995)
Lois Lane: You sleep?
Superman: Yes, I sleep.
Lois Lane: I mean, it's not like I thought you were, you know, a bat that flies around all night.

Superman: Lois, when I said I like my bacon crisp, I didn't mean...
[Lois notices that the bacon as caught fire, which Superman puts out with his hand]
Lois Lane: Alternating current is deadlier than direct current.
[both of them look confused]
Lois Lane: Uh...I have some Pop Tarts.

[after helping a blind man while blind himself]
Blind Man: I'm a little bit turned around. I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of West 57th Street.
Superman: Uh...
[points]
Superman: I think it's that way.

Superman: Lois?
Lois Lane: Yeah, Superman, I'm okay. No, I'm not. I'm mad. I'm furious! It's always the same thing. Where is Clark Kent when anybody needs him?
Superman: Lois, I'm sure he-
Lois Lane: He's supposed to be your friend, but is he here for you? For me?
Superman: I'm sure there's a rational explanation-
Lois Lane: No! His two best friends need his help right now, and where is he?
Superman: If he could be here-
Lois Lane: He's in the mountains with Mayson Drake.

Superman: Lois?
Lois Lane: Over here.
Superman: Do you have any oolong tea?
Lois Lane: Oolong?
Superman: Oolong.
Lois Lane: No. Do you want some?
Superman: If it wouldn't be too much trouble.
Martha Kent: Oolong sounds wonderful.
Jonathan Kent: Come on, Lois. Let's go get these tea drinkers some oolong.

Superman: Is this the good window?
Martha Kent: Yes, but it's-
Mayson Drake: You're incapacitated!
Jonathan Kent: Wait!
[Superman crashes through the closed window]
Jonathan Kent: [Mayson, Martha, and Jonathan rush over and look through the now broken window]
Jonathan Kent: Looks like he misjudged the distance to the ground.
Mayson Drake: Is he ok?
Martha Kent: Yes, dear, I imagine so.


"Super Friends: Professor Goodfellow's G.E.E.C. (#1.3)" (1973)
Superman: This is probably the busiest day of my life.

Superman: Away!

Superman: Yes, Super Friend?

Batman: How will you manage it?
Superman: With brainwork, and some cooperation.

Superman: Stay loose.

Superman: Careful, P.M. There's a hot spot up ahead.
Plastic Man: Ooh, you were right, SM.


"Justice League: Secret Origins: Part II (#1.2)" (2001)
Green Lantern: Who's the rookie in the tiara?
Superman: I'm not sure

Green Lantern: Lady, this no job for amateurs.
Wonder Woman: We Amazons are warriors born. Want to test me?
Superman: Let's not fight among ourselves. John, we're gonna need all the help we can get.
Green Lantern: Fine. Sorry - Your Highness.

Superman: Keep a sharp eye out.
Hawkgirl: I always do.

Superman: Whoa.
Hawkgirl: What? There's a time for words and a time for action.

Hawkgirl: They're close. I can almost smell them.
Superman: Are you always so eager to fight?
Hawkgirl: My home Thanagar is a war-like world. There one must strike first, or die.


"Super Friends: The Power Pirate (#1.1)" (1973)
Superman: Stopping trains is my specialty.

Superman: [carrying it in midair] No offense, Batman, but I can get us there faster than your Batmobile!
Batman: That's OK, Superman. I can get more miles to the gallon this way.

Superman: Well, Dr. Batman, don't you think we should visit the patient for a diagnosis of this rare condition that makes him break out in two places at one time?

Superman: And by the way, the ride's on me.

Superman: This is your captain speaking. Thank you for flying Superman Airlines. Fasten your seatbelts. We're heading for a landing at Central Hospital.


Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012) (VG)
Batman: We have to stop them.
Superman: You think...

Superman: Hey guys, need a hand?
Batman: With what, parking?
Superman: Yeah, sorry, I wanted to be there for your award, I mean Bruce Wayne's award. I got tied up.
Robin: Me too. Kids aren't invited.

Superman: [to Batman] I can see you smirking in there. X-ray vision.

Superman: [hears a Muzak version of Superman theme] What's that song? Sounds familiar.
Batman: I don't listen to music.

Cyborg: So, Bats, you need a little help rebuilding the Batcave?
Batman: No, Robin and I...
Robin: Yes, we'd like some help. Say it with me.
Batman: Okay, we probably could use some.
Superman: Are you asking me? Are you asking me to help you rebuild the Batcave?
Batman: Well, no I was asking Green Lantern.
Green Lantern: I don't think this is your colour.


Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013) (VG)
Superman: For truth and justice!
Scorpion: There is no justice!

Batman: [First Lines] The nuke, where'd you get it?
The Joker: Why, you want one? Copy bat.
[as Batman grabs The Joker, Superman bursts into the Interrogation room]
Superman: Get away from him!
Batman: I'm handling this.
Superman: [Slowly approaches The Joker, pushes the table aside and pins The Joker to the wall] You drugged me! Made me... Lois... my son.
The Joker: First Krypton, now Metropolis. People you love tend to blow up, don't they?
[Superman raises his fist to The Joker]
Batman: Superman, don't!
[Superman Punches the wall right next to The Joker's head]
The Joker: That's why I like you, Superman. You are more gullible than...
[Looks towards Batman, then Superman tosses The Joker to the other wall]
The Joker: You think you can have a family. That locking me up would *magically* reform me, and they'll be safe.
[Sits back down]
The Joker: So big. So dumb. Now run along so I can break out of here. I got lots of planning to do to top this.
[Superman grabs The Joker by his neck]
Batman: That's enough!
[Walks towards Superman to stop what he's doing, but Superman pushes Batman aside]
The Joker: I know it's soon, but... think you'll ever love again? Maybe you won't kill your next family
[Superman's eyes glow and then punches The Joker in the stomach, killing him]

Superman: These duplicates... Do you think there's a Lois where they come from?
Lex Luthor: There was only one Lois.

Lobo: Ya got my colon riled up!
Superman: [deadpan] Thought I felt a draft.

Martian Manhunter: Someone has to stop you.
Superman: Won't be you.


Justice League: War (2014) (V)
Darkseid: Kryptonian, you are coming with me.
Superman: Like hell I am.

Wonder Woman: I can't believe people are no longer afraid of us.
Superman: Or that they think we're a team. We're not a team. But I am please to meet some folks who get me.
Wonder Woman: Yes, it was good to talk among a pantheon again.
Superman: How do you mean?
Wonder Woman: Hades, Apollo, Hermes, Zeus... each a god in their right.
Superman: And me?
Wonder Woman: I have never met anyone like you, Superman. God or mortal.

Shazam: I don't know, a team? I've got a lot of responsibilities.
Wonder Woman: As do I.
Green Lantern: Well, I have a whole universe to protect, people, so there you go.
The Flash: Come on, we can do it together.
Green Lantern: Yeah? Can you fly in space?
Superman: I can.
Green Lantern: Not my point. Look, we're not friends. We're not a team.
The Flash: I don't agree, Hal. I kind of like of being a part of something.
Green Lantern: Yeah, you would. Listen, this was just a one-time deal, okay?
Batman: And what if something should happen again?
Green Lantern: Please, what could possible happen?

[last lines]
President: That said, I am very please to introduce you... Gee, I didn't even ask. Do you guys have a name?
Shazam: Yes, we do.
Cyborg: We do?
Shazam: That's right. You can call us the Super Seven.
Superman: Please don't call us that.
Superman: The Super Seven?
Shazam: What, you don't like it?

Green Lantern: This guy's gonna kill us.
Batman: No he won't. You bruise. But you don't kill. Do you... Clark?
Superman: [Superman stops] You've made your point...
[Superman uses his X-Ray vision on Batman]
Superman: Bruce Wayne.
Green Lantern: Who the Hell is "Bruce Wayne?"


Superman Returns (2006) (VG)
Lex Luthor: Look, buddy! We didn't whip up all the hoopla about Krypton if we thought you would come back!
Superman: Krypton? You sent me there?
Lex Luthor: You can't go back home. And pretty soon, you won't be able to live here, either! There's no place for you anymore, Superman! Now *fly*!

Superman: Here, kitty, kitty...

Mr. Mxyzptlk: [speaking as an ambient voice] Hey, blueboy, this place of yours is a dump!
[materializes out of a billboard]
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Bet you wish you were still on Krypton, don't ya?
Superman: You?
Mr. Mxyzptlk: [disappears, materializing in the flesh above Superman] Up here, pal! The one and only Mr. Mxyzptlk! Straight from the fifth dimension!
Superman: What mayhem are you up to now, Mxyzptlk?
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Mayem? Me? I'm hurt! Speaking of which, while you were checking out the home planet, the old me misplaced some of your goodies!
Superman: You mean stole them.
Mr. Mxyzptlk: To-MAY-toes... To-MAH-toes... But you can have them back, if you pass just a few little challenges.
Superman: I'm not playing any of your games!
[flies off]
Mr. Mxyzptlk: [teleports in front of Superman] Well, you could always try tricking me into saying my name backwards and sending me back to my home dimension.
Superman: Alright, where are these so-called 'challenges'?
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Telling you would be too easy, but if you fly high enough, something tells me, you'll find everything your searching for. So have fun! Toodles... for now!
[disappears]

Superman: [after winning a fight against Metallo] Surrender now, Metallo!
Metallo: There's something I need to get off my chest.
[Ignites something from his chest; Superman falls down]
Superman: [Weakened] Kryptonite!

Superman: Bizarro, quit destroying the city. I've already saved it a dozen times today.


Superman III (1983)
Evil Superman: Well I hope you don't expect me to save you, 'cause I don't do that anymore.
Lorelei: Don't worry about me. I'm long past savin'.

Evil Superman: You always wanted to fly Kent. Now's your chance!

Evil Superman: [after blowing acid on to his better half] What's 'a matter, Kent? Too hot for ya'? Come on chicken! You've been on my nerves for a long time!

Evil Superman: [Blurts out, to the disgusted crowd after exiting the bar] What're ya looking at? Huh?

Lorelei: Thought you'd never get here.
Evil Superman: Well I hope you don't expect me to save you because I don't do that anymore.
Lorelei: Ha! Don't worry. I'm long past saving. Well. Don't let me keep you from anything.
Evil Superman: I'm not in a rush. What did you have in mind?
Lorelei: Lot's of things.
Evil Superman: Oh, yeah?
Lorelei: [Superman picks up Lorelei by the arm] Woo! If you'll do me one little favor first.
Evil Superman: What's that?
Lorelei: Well. See, there's this little boat, and its not going where it's supposed to go and...
[Superman flies out to the oil tanker ship at sea and punctures the ship's hull, making the oil spill out. Then as Superman returns to Lorelei's pad]
Lorelei: Hi.
[Superman slowly walks into Lorelei's room]
Lorelei: How about a little après-ski?
[as Superman walks closer to Lorelei,]
Lorelei: Champagne?
[Superman proceeds to make out with Lorelei]


"Justice League: Secret Origins: Part III (#1.3)" (2001)
Superman: I once thought I could protect the world by myself, but I was wrong. Working together, we saved the planet and I believe that is we stayed together as a team, we could be a force that could truly work for the ideals of peace and justice.
The Flash: What, like a bunch of Superfriends?
Superman: More like a Justice League.

J'onn J'onzz: My family and loved ones are long gone... I am the last of my kind.
Superman: I know the feeling.

Superman: You shouldn't have risked your lives for us.
J'onn J'onzz: Would you have done less for me?

Superman: Incredible. Do your stockholders know about this, Bruce?
Batman: A line item hidden in the aerospace RND budget.

Superman: J'onn, we can never replace the family you've lost. But we would be honored if you could learn to call the Earth your home.


"Justice League: A Better World: Part II (#2.12)" (2003)
The Flash: So you're not a Boy Scout after all.
Superman: Never made it past my first merit badge.

Batman: [speaking of the Justice Lords] They're as strong as we are, and just as smart. But they're willing to kill.
Superman: What're you saying? That we have to be willing to kill too? I *won't* cross that line!
Batman: How else can we stop them?
Superman: You're the smart one. You figure it out.
Batman: We can't do it! Not unless we cross some kind of line.

The Flash: [Lorder Superman has Flash by the throat] Can't do it, can you? I'm the last piece of your conscience. That's the one thing you'll never do.
Lord Superman: I've done a lot of things I thought I'd never do these last two years. One more won't hurt.

Superman: Hold it!
Lord Superman: [Seeing Superman and Lex Luthor together] Nice company you're keeping. Must be your true colors.
Superman: It's just one of the hard choices I've had to make today. Go for it!
Lex Luthor: [Raising his power disruptor] Oh, yes!


"Justice League: Starcrossed: Part III (#2.26)" (2004)
Superman: Always have to be the hero, don't you?
Batman: Right back at ya.

[a Thanagarian soldier draws a bead on a speeding Flash - then screams as Superman crushes his pistol in his hands]
Superman: Let's use our inside voice.
[punches him unconscious]

Batman: [regarding Thanagarian plans] Ingenious.
Superman: Yeah, I'm impressed.
[removes glasses]
Superman: Let's go wreck it.

Batman: We're cutting it a little close. Have you shut off the forcefield?
Superman: Not yet. Where are you?
Batman: On board the Watchtower, guiding it to target.
Superman: That's insane! Get out of there!
Batman: Negative! I'm staying with it.
[signal cuts out]
Superman: BATMAN!


"Supergirl: The Adventures of Supergirl (#2.1)" (2016)
Young Girl: Way to go, Supergirl.
Father: That's Superman.
Supergirl: I used to change his diapers.
Young Girl: No way.
Superman: Uh, not exactly sure you need to tell them that.

Superman: [shaking hands with DEO agents] I just want to thank you all for protecting Earth.
Supergirl: Oh, brother.

Superman: Need a hand?
Supergirl: Hey, cuz.
Superman: It's good to see you.
Supergirl: This looks like a job for the both of us.
Superman: Absolutely.

Supergirl: Winn, this is my cousin, Superman.
Superman: Hi.
Winn Schott: I have a million questions. Okay... When Lex Luthor set off the earthquake in California, did you gauge the focal depth with your X-ray vision?
Supergirl: Winn... Breathe.


"Superman: The Late Mr. Kent (#2.22)" (1997)
Jonathan Kent: It's not like he's really dead, Martha. He just can't be Clark anymore.
Superman: But I *am* Clark. I need to be Clark. I'd go crazy if I had to be Superman all the time.

[watching Lois depart early from Clark's funeral]
Superman: Well, so much for sentiment.

Superman: [narrating] Luck. That's what it all boils down to, doesn't it? The smallest break one way or the other. It can save a life or destroy one. And you can't fight it, no matter how strong you are.

[Lois is looking at a picture of her with Clark]
Lois Lane: I always teased him...
[In tears]
Lois Lane: ... But I had so much respect. And I liked him too. I really did. I wish I'd told him.
Superman: Well, maybe he'll show up yet.
Lois Lane: I thought for sure he would, especially after I talked to that so-called eye witness.
Superman: The fisherman?
Lois Lane: Yeah, I found out he has 20/200 eyesight! And he wasn't wearing his glasses on the boat. It's a wonder he could see the ocean.
Superman: Then Clark could've made it to shore, after all.
Lois Lane: Yeah, but he would have contacted someone by now. That's the real proof he's dead.


"Superman: The Main Man: Part II (#1.10)" (1996)
Lobo: Come on, man, they've got me so stuffed with gas I can barely move! I gotta get out of here!
Superman: So you can attack the Earth again? I don't think so.
[walks away]
Lobo: All right, I don't need you! I'm the Main Man! You hear me, you rag-fragging geekwad?
Alien Girls: Oh, my... such language.
[the girls extend their gas nozzles and spray Lobo]
Lobo: It might take me a week, it might take me ten years, but I'm gonna bust out...
[coughing]
Lobo: And kick that big red "S" of yours all over the galaxy! Right after I'm done nuking the earth into *guacamole*! And that's a promise!

Superman: If I let you out, do you swear to leave me and everyone else on Earth in peace?
Lobo: The Main Man's word is his bond, man... AH!
[He ducks aside as Superman punches a hole in the glass]

[after Superman lets him out]
Lobo: Hey, Blue. Thanks.
[punches him]
Superman: What was that for?
Lobo: Didn't want you to think I'd gone soft.

[as Superman and Lobo are chased by robot guards]
Superman: We need a decoy to draw their fire.
Lobo: [pushing him out] E-lected!


"Justice League: Twilight: Part II (#2.2)" (2003)
Superman: Any minute now Brainiac will explode. And guess what - you're going with him.
[Darkseid reaches for his Boom-Tube generator, but Superman destroys it with his heat vision]
Superman: No, Darkseid, to get off this rock, you'll have to go through me.
Darkseid: You really are a glutton for punishment. Time and again I've beaten you, humbled you. What makes you think today's outcome will be any different?
Superman: Because this time, I won't stop until you're just a greasy smear on my fist. Let's go.

Superman: [to Batman] You know something, Bruce? You're not always right.

Batman: Superman!
Superman: GO! I'm finishing this!
Batman: [approaches Superman, tries to pull him back] Kent, don't be a fool!
Superman: [hits Batman away] GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!

Batman: Nobody could've survived that. Not even Darkseid.
Superman: You know something, Bruce? You're not always right.


"Justice League: The Terror Beyond (#2.15)" (2003)
Hawkgirl: Standard interrogation technique. I was bad cop.
Superman: You're always bad cop.
Hawkgirl: Why play against type?

Wonder Woman: We can't assume he's gone bad. Aquaman helped save the world, remember?
Hawkgirl: He helped save *Atlantis*. He couldn't care less about the world.
Superman: It doesn't make sense to jump to either conclusion. Let's just see what he has to say.
Hawkgirl: Do you ever get chafed, straddling the fence all the time?

Superman: I was trying to help you.
Solomon Grundy: Help yourself!
[attacks]

[last lines]
Superman: Tell us what you're doing here, now!
Dr. Fate: [a rumbling sounds and a portal opens revealing a monster] We were trying to prevent *that*.


Justice League: Doom (2012) (V)
The Flash: Batman, you okay?
Batman: I'll live.
Superman: So will Ace, apparently.
Martian Manhunter: He's still a little embarrassed from last time.
Superman: He sucker-punched me.

Batman: I've carefully studied every Justice Leaguer, past and present and created contingency plans to neutralize you should that become necessary.
The Flash: You've gotta be kidding me.
Batman: Neutralize, not kill. Whoever implemented my plans altered them.
Wonder Woman: It's still a completely unacceptable breach of our trust.
Batman: The members of the Justice League are among the most powerful and potentially dangerous people on the planet.
The Flash: You think one of us would go over to the other side?
Batman: Or succumb to mind control. Yes, it's impossible. That's why I developed plans for containing any of all members of the JLA should the need ever arise.
Superman: None of us would ever do that to you.
Batman: Then you're damned fools.

Cheetah: No technology, no superheroes, no functioning governments.
Vandal Savage: Except the one we control.
Martian Manhunter: That's quite an ambitious plan. No wonder you wanted us out of the way.
Vandal Savage: I thought you took care of him.
Ma'alefa'ak: He should've been burning for weeks.
Martian Manhunter: Don't feel bad. Actually, none of you managed to finish the job. Did you get all that?
[Justice League teleports in the Hall of Doom]
Superman: We did. Take them down.

Superman: In light of the recent breach of trust revealed to us during the Vandal Savage matter, we have to decide whether Batman should remain in the League. All those in favor of...
Wonder Woman: Wait. Before we vote, I believe the accused should be allowed a few words in his defense.
Green Lantern: Seconded.
Superman: Okay. Batman?
Batman: My actions don't require any defense. In the same situation, I'd do it again.
The Flash: Aw, come on!
Batman: As individuals, and even more so as a group, the Justice League is far too dangerous to lack a failsafe against any possible misuse of our power.
Wonder Woman: We use our power to protect the world. We always have.
Batman: And what if we ever used it for some other purpose?
[rises from his seat]
Batman: If you people can't see the potential danger of an out-of-control Justice League, I don't need to wait for a vote. I don't belong here.
[walks out of the room]


"Justice League: Clash (#4.7)" (2005)
Captain Marvel: You're my biggest fan.
Superman: Excuse me?
Captain Marvel: I-I mean I'm YOUR biggest fan! Sorry, sir, it's... uh... it's a little overwelming meeting you.

Batman: You were a little hard on the Boy Scout, don't you think?
Superman: I thought I was the Boy Scout?
Batman: I did too, 'til I met Captain Marvel.

Superman: Why are you... why is everyone defending Captain Marvel?
Batman: We like him. He's... sunny.

Superman: [overpowering Billy Batson] Fight's over, son!


"Justice League: Dead Reckoning (#5.6)" (2006)
Superman: Come on, Bruce, I know a burger place in Metropolis that has the best fries on the east coast. And the milkshakes are so thick...
[Deadman takes control of Superman's body]
Superman: I need your help!
Wonder Woman: That's pretty thick!

Batman: You're wasting time! Go in as a ghost. Find the central control and shut down the shield generator. We'll follow as soon as we can.
Superman: Yeah, okay!
[Deadman leaves Superman's body]
Superman: ...you have to eat them with a spoon. What am I doing in Africa?

Superman: Is everything okay?
Wonder Woman: Well, I'm sort of missing Flash's obligatory joke about how Grodd made a monkey out of us.
Superman: Just couldn't let it go unsaid.
Wonder Woman: Obligatory!

Superman: [possessed by Deadman] Gorilla City?
Wonder Woman: A hidden city of talking, hyper-intelligent gorillas, with technology far beyond anything humans have developed.
Superman: Come on!
Wonder Woman: You're a ghost from the Himalayas, having trouble believing this?
Superman: Point.


"Super Friends: The Shamon U (#1.6)" (1973)
Batman: What does it look like?
Marvin: Well, uh... it looks like, uh, a U.
Superman: It looks like Batman?

Superman: Shall we have our wrap session with the good doctor?
Batman: Do we need an appointment?

Superman: That does it, for the cloud with the golden lining.

Aquaman: Great Neptune!
Superman: Great Scot!
Batman: Great blazes!


"Justice League: Tabula Rasa (#2.3)" (2003)
Mercy Graves: He's the most deeply twisted man I've ever met. Of course I'll help you.
Superman: Good, if he contacts you, let us know.
Mercy Graves: You have my word.
Batman: He hasn't already contacted you, has he?
Mercy Graves: Don't you think I would had told you?
Batman: The two of you were very... "close".
Mercy Graves: I'm a different person now.
Batman: ...Right.
[Superman and Batman leave]
Superman: She was a little too cooperative, wasn't she?
Batman: You're learning.

[first lines]
Hawkgirl: I don't need any help!
Superman: [smiling] You're welcome.

Superman: I realize it's a lot to ask, but Luthor...
J'onn J'onzz: I know.
[turning to face him]
J'onn J'onzz: He must be stopped.
Superman: [sharing a smile with him] Smart guy.

Superman: Where are you?
J'onn J'onzz: I can't talk now.
Superman: Are you all right?
J'onn J'onzz: Leave me alone!
[flings the communicator down from his ear and stomps on it]


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Vatman (#1.18)" (1994)
Superman Clone: You look really, really hot.
Lois Lane: [snorts the champagne she was just drinking in surprise] Oh! Well, thanks.

Lex Luthor: And then the wolf said to Little Red Riding Hood, 'Are you sure the policy is in your name?' Little Red Riding Hood said, 'Well, yes, Grandma promised that when she passed away I would inherit everything.' And then the wolf said, 'Hm, let's go pay Grandma a visit.' And so Little Red Riding Hood took off her hood and her cape and she gave them to the wolf.
Superman Clone: And the wolf went through the forest to Grandmother's house and ate her! And then he and Red Riding Hood split the money.

Superman Clone: You're not really Superman. You're Clark Kent.
Superman: Have you told anybody else this, your father?
Superman Clone: Not yet, but I might.

Superman: I am not your enemy. I want to be your friend. I want to know more about you, where you come from.
Superman Clone: I was born in the womb. My father took me out.
Superman: Okay. How old are you?
Superman Clone: As old as you are. Ha ha! Catch me if you can.


"I Love Lucy: Lucy and Superman (#6.13)" (1957)
Superman: You mean to tell me that you've been married to her for 15 years?
Ricky Ricardo: Yes, 15 years!
Superman: And they call *me* Superman.

Ricky Ricardo: [yelling at Lucy because she is out on the ledge] In the fifteen years that we've been married...
Superman: Wait a minute Mr. Ricardo, do you mean to tell me that you've been married to her for fifteen years?
Ricky Ricardo: Yes, fifteen years.
Superman: And they call me Superman.

Superman: How long have you been married?
Ricky Ricardo: 15 years.
Superman: And they call me Superman!

Superman: You mean to tell me that you've been married to her for 15 years?
Ricky Ricardo: Yes, 15 years!
Superman: And they call ME Superman!


"Superman: Mxyzpixilated (#2.8)" (1997)
Clark Kent: What do you want?
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Laughs! You see, for centuries now, I've been pitting my interdimensional magic against schmoes who thought they could go 15 rounds with the old master! You know the stories about genies, imps leprechauns?
[Mr Mxyzptlk levitates Streaky the cat, which Clark flies up and catches]
Clark Kent: You?
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Yep. After a while, I became bored with your basic rank-and-file human dolts. But then YOU showed up, SUPERMAN!
[Clark turns into Superman with a flash]
Mr. Mxyzptlk: You, my friend, are the ultimate challenge! We're going to have very merry games, you and I!
[starts flying around in circles]
Superman: A game has rules! Your stunts are just random idiocy!
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Okay, I'll give you a rule! If you can make me say, spell or otherwise reveal my name backwards and I'll split, until our dimensions come into alignment again in... oh, three months, give or take.
Superman: I can't even say your name forwards - how am I supposed to say it BACKwards?
Mr. Mxyzptlk: No, dope, *you* don't have to say it, you have to get *me* to say it!
Superman: Say what?
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Kltpzyxm! Gosh, you're thick! Now, for the last time... ah, nuts!
[vanishes]

Clark Kent: What's it going to take to get rid of you, for EVER?
Mr. Mxyzptlk: You always trick me into doing the same thing once, but this time you're going to have to make me do it TWICE, in a row! Which means I can say Kltpzyxm all I want, as long as I break it - KILL-PIX-YEEZ-SUM - up! HA! If you beat me, then I'm history! Gone! Finito! Bye-bye! But if I win, then I got me a new stable boy! Deal?
Clark Kent: Whatever you want. I quit.
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Huh?... You don't mean it.
Superman: Oh, yes I do. Shut off the lights when you're done, will you?
Mr. Mxyzptlk: [pulling on Superman's cape] Hey! HEY! You can't just walk out! If you do, your friends will stay mindless beasts!
Superman: They don't seem to mind.
Mr. Mxyzptlk: [turns into a newspaper boy] You better come with me, Little Boy Blue! If you don't cooperate, I'll tell the world your secret!
Superman: Big deal. I'll find another disguise.
[flies away]
Mr. Mxyzptlk: [thinking, words form above his head] ¡*%#!

Mr. Mxyzptlk: I skywrote my own name, BACKWARDS!
[his right leg fragments]
Superman: Twice.
Mr. Mxyzptlk: You were just toying with me! Even from the start!
[his left leg inflates and bursts]
Superman: Pretty much, yeah.
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Never had you fooled for a second?
[his arms tear off and vanish]
Superman: Sorry.
Mr. Mxyzptlk: You are the superior being after all!
[his torso shrivels up]
Superman: Well...
Mr. Mxyzptlk: And now I'm gone... gone forever!
[his head deflates into his hat, which vanishes]
Superman: WHEW!

Mr. Mxyzptlk: You can't outfly me!
Superman: Watch me!
Mr. Mxyzptlk: OH YEAH?


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013) (V)
Superman: [to Robin] Isn't this a school night, young lady?

Batman: You say you answer to some sort of authority. They only want me dead because I'm an embarrassment. Because I do what they can't. What kind of authority is that?
Superman: It doesn't matter. It's their world, and they won't stand for you anymore. If it isn't me, it'll just be someone else.
Batman: Really? Who do they send after you?

Superman: What are you doing? Do you want me to kill you?
Batman: Oh, you're not going to kill me. Now.
[Oliver Queen fires a kryptonite arrow at Superman, he grabs it as it explodes in his face]
Batman: It wasn't easy to make, Clark. It took years and cost a fortune. Luckily, I had both.


"Super Friends: Too Hot to Handle (#1.7)" (1973)
Superman: Would you like it gift-wrapped and delivered?
Wonder Woman: [throws her lasso around the iceberg to take for water] No, thanks. I can handle it.

Superman: [to Flash] Here you are, Speedy.

Wendy: If only Superman were here.
Superman: Did someone call?


The Lego Movie (2014)
Green Lantern: Don't worry, Superman, I'll get you out of there!
Superman: [covered in gum] No, don't!
Green Lantern: Oh, my gosh, my hands are stuck. My legs are stuck as well.
Superman: I super hate you.

Superman: Can't move!
Green Lantern: Don't worry, Superman! I'll get you outta there!
Superman: No! Don't...
Green Lantern: Ahh! Oh my gosh, my hands are stuck. My legs are stuck as well.
Superman: I super hate you.

Superman: Can't get much worse than this.
Green Lantern: Uh, hello, neighbor.
Superman: Oh, no.
Green Lantern: It's Green Lantern. Oh my gosh, we're roommates. How crazy is that?
Superman: Does anyone have some kryptonite that they can give me?


"Justice League: Only a Dream: Part II (#2.6)" (2003)
Green Lantern: [Dr. Destiny's turned himself into a giant] I got his eyes.
Superman: Gut.
The Flash: Big toe.

Superman: I started with no power at all. Then I kept getting more and more. What if it never stops?
J'onn J'onzz: You'll handle it. I know you.
Superman: Words. Just words.

Superman: You'll get hurt.
J'onn J'onzz: No. I'm stronger here than you.


"Super Friends: Dr. Palagian's War (#1.5)" (1973)
Superman: Three stubborn industrialists clashing with a brilliant dangerous fanatic.
Wonder Woman: With the nation winding up the loser.

Superman: Now, if you'll just get off your horse...
Tycoon: No, I will not get off my horse!
Superman: [lifting it] All right. Your horse can come along to the meeting too.

Aquaman: [the marine life fights against rather than hearing him] Now what?
Superman: Nets, Aquaman. Did you ever go fishing for a whale?


"Justice League: War World: Part II (#1.11)" (2002)
[after Superman wins, Mongul orders him to finish Draaga off. When Superman refuses, Mongul orders him executed]
J'onn J'onzz: No, the Kryptonian won! Don't you want to see him fight again?
Alien: I gotta admit, he's a real champ!
J'onn J'onzz: He's more than that. He's a super-man!
[as the robot guards blast Superman]
Mongul: What? Still alive? You're tougher than I thought, Kryptonian. But I doubt you'll survive another blast.
Superman: Take your best shot.
Mongul: Guards...!
J'onn J'onzz: [stands, cheering] SUPERMAN! SUPERMAN! SUPERMAN!
Alien: [cheering] Superman! Superman! Superman!
[the entire crowd starts cheering]
Mongul: Are they mad?

Superman: Drega, the real test of honor isn't how you die. It's how you live.

Mongul: [Superman fights him passionately after agreeing to lose so Drega's planet would be spared] What are you doing?
Superman: Making it convincing.


LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite (2013) (V)
Superman: Hey, guys. Need a hand?
Batman: With what, parking?
Superman: Yeah, sorry, I wanted to be there for your award, I mean Bruce Wayne's award.
Robin: Me too. Kids aren't invited.

Superman: [to Batman] I can see you smirking in there. X-ray vision.

Superman: [hears a Muzak version of Superman theme] What's that song? Sounds familiar.
Batman: I don't listen to music.


"Justice League: The Enemy Below (#1.6)" (2001)
Batman: I'll take it from here.
[he leads Deadshot a short distance away]
Deadshot: You can't scare me into talking, Batman.
Batman: Let me give you one word of advice...
[cut to Superman and Wonder Woman listening from a distance, where only Superman can hear]
Deadshot: Okay, okay! I'll tell!
Wonder Woman: What did he say?
Superman: You don't want to know.

Deadshot: [after a long chase] Okay, okay. I give up.
Superman: You tried to kill Aquaman. Why?
Deadshot: [sarcastic] Gee, I don't know. Why would a hired gun try to shoot somebody? Could it be because somebody paid me to?
Wonder Woman: Who?
Deadshot: Oh, come on, Princess, you know I can't tell you that. Professional ethics.

Superman: Come and err your grievances at the world assembly. Negotiate with them for peace.
Aquaman: You'd have me crawl before them like some beggar?
Superman: No. Stand before them like a king.


"Justice League: Question Authority (#4.9)" (2005)
Superman: A lot of things are starting to make sense now. When did Cadmus recruit you?
Professor Emil Hamilton: Recruit me? I went to them.
Superman: How could you? Don't you know who these people are?
Professor Emil Hamilton: Power brokers, politicians, criminals and black ops mercenaries - with one thing in common, besides. They're humanity's last hope against your kind.
Superman: What are you talking about? Humanity doesn't need protection from us.
Professor Emil Hamilton: I used to believe that. I used to think that you were a guardian angel, come to answer our prayers... But Lucifer was an angel too, wasn't he?
Superman: Professor!
Professor Emil Hamilton: You forget, I've been on the receiving end of your wrath, when you brought Kara here for treatment! I know what you're capable of!
Superman: That's what this is about? One little scare and you turn on us? You stole Kara's DNA! Violated her trust! My trust!
Professor Emil Hamilton: The chicken, or the egg, Superman?

[Superman and Huntress break into the room where Dr. Moon has been torturing Question. Seeing them, Moon draws a gun]
Superman: Don't be stupid. Drop it.
[Moon hesitates, then drops the gun]
Huntress: Sorry, not good enough!
[punches him unconscious]

Superman: Something I can help you with?
The Question: I hope so. But I assume you don't want to discuss your White House weenie-roast in front of a crowd...
Superman: [to others] I'll be back in a minute.
[he leads Question to the empty conference room]
The Question: Always wondered what was in here. Private conference room. Original members only, yes? A place where you're free to discuss your secrets and lies...
Superman: You said something about me in the White House.
The Question: Not you, exactly. Another version of you, hmm?
Superman: Quit dancing around it. How much do you know?
The Question: I know what you told everyone. The Justice Lords: a parallel universe version of the Justice League who came to Earth to rid it of crime just as they had on their own world. With Lex Luthor's help, our Justice League managed to rout them. I also know what you didn't tell anyone! On that other Earth, so very much like our own, a Superman, so very much like you, killed the president.
Superman: [accidentally bends the back of a chair he's leaning on] Question, no one can know about this.
The Question: Or what? You'd incinerate me, too?
Superman: I'd never do anything like that.
The Question: Wouldn't you? Didn't you recently try to lobotomize Doomsday with your heat vision, just as the Justice Lord did?
Superman: That's different!
The Question: It's the same! A heavily-armed Watchtower with an army of proactive heroes, Luthor running for president - if it's not *quite* the same, it soon will be. Have you seen Amanda Waller's computer simulations?
Superman: Batman told me about them.
The Question: Did he tell you that all the models predicted that a war between the Justice League and the government would devastate the planet?
Superman: We would never fight the government!
The Question: Not even if Luthor *was* the government?
[Superman is silent; Question begins rambling]
The Question: Predestined... Flash will die... You will kill Luthor... Superhuman arms race... Armageddon... Inevitable...
Superman: Question, I'm...
[He puts a hand on the Question's shoulder; the Question recoils]
Superman: I'm worried about you. You're mixed up. This world isn't like the other one. We're not the Justice Lords. Those things you're afraid of won't happen here. I won't let them.
[Question is silent for a moment, then walks out]


"Challenge of the Superfriends: Wanted: The Superfriends/Rokan: Enemy from Space (#1.1)" (1978)
The Flash: It started with an incredible dream I had last night.
Superman: No more strange, I'm sure, than the one I had. I dreamt I robbed Fort Knox.
Batman: That's interesting. I dreamt Robin and I looted the U.S. Mint
Robin: Holy coincidences, Batman! I had the same dream.
Hawkman: It seems we all had criminal dreams last night. But when we arrived at the Hall of Justice this morning, we discovered something that turned our dreams into nightmares.

Robin: Holy hotfoot, Batman! We're getting closer to the sun.
Batman: At the rate we're traveling, we've only got a few minutes left.
Superman: And without the use of my muscles, my super-strength is useless!

[last lines]
Lex Luthor: We're already back at the Hall of Doom planning our next sinister mission. And this time, nothing will stop us.
Superman: Give it up, Luthor! You've failed this time, and you'll fail every time you try to triumph over justice - and the SuperFriends!


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: That Old Gang of Mine (#2.7)" (1994)
John Dillinger: When did people start to fly?
Superman: Not long before they started coming back from the dead.

John Dillinger: [about Clark] I didn't realize you two were so close.
Superman: As close as two people can be.

Superman: [after he pushes Dillinger off the roof] You remember now?
[catches him]
Superman: I have been known to miss...on occasion.


"Justice League: For the Man Who Has Everything (#3.2)" (2004)
Mongul: Happy birthday, Kryptonian, I give you Oblivion!
Superman: [His eyes turn red] Burn!

Superman: Do you have any idea what you did to me?
[continues to fight Mongul. Mongul counter-attacks]
Mongul: I fashioned a prison that you couldn't leave without sacrificing your heart's desire. It must have been like tearing off your own arm.

Mongul: You should have stayed in whatever happy fantasy the Black Mercy granted you!
[they fight, Mongul hits Superman through the floor. They land at the base of Statues of Jor-El and Lara]
Superman: HAPPY? Do you know what I've LOST? What I've...
[looks up at the statues of his parents]


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Just Say Noah (#3.5)" (1995)
Superman: It's not the "M' word that makes it forever for me, Lois. My love is forever, because... it just is.

Lois Lane: You know, it's just wonderful being angry at a national treasure.
Superman: Lois, I can't help it. People like me. I help them.

Superman: I'm sorry, you were saying?
Lois Lane: Nothing. I'm going to be a professional and go to the interview, and internalize my feelings so I get an ulcer the size of Cleveland.
Superman: Women...Earth women!


"Justice League: Flashpoint (#4.10)" (2005)
Superman: [Medic bends down to check on Captain Atom] DON'T YOU TOUCH HIM! He's Justice League!

Superman: I've had enough energy blasts.
[restrains Captain Atom's hands with a pipe. Captain Atom blasts Superman again]

Superman: [entering the Watchtower control room with Supergirl] Give me one good reason not to go down there and take them out.
J'onn J'onzz: If you didn't know the answer, you wouldn't have bothered to ask.
Superman: Don't handle me, J'onn! I'm serious!
J'onn J'onzz: We don't have hard evidence that they've committed any crimes.
Superman: Oh, come on! You know they're dirty!
Oliver Queen: Then maybe we should put more effort into proving it and less into acting like a bunch of hyperthyroid stormtroopers.
Superman: I don't remember asking you for your opinion!
Oliver Queen: No? How about when you guys hijacked me up here against my will and made me join this team? Batman said I was supposed to keep you guys honest.
Superman: [menacingly] Do I look like Batman to you?
The Flash: Actually, you kinda do. Especially when you're all scowly like that.
Superman: We can't let Cadmus get away with it.
J'onn J'onzz: No one's saying we should, but we have to keep a cool head.
Supergirl: Do you know what they did to me?
Oliver Queen: Look, kid, Hamilton's a piece of garbage. Luthor's worse. But this isn't the way to stop them.
J'onn J'onzz: We must also consider the possibility that Cadmus is right to be afraid of us...
Supergirl: [outraged] What!
J'onn J'onzz: ...*and* there's strong evidence of Cadmus having connections to the government.
Superman: Maybe, to some rogue black ops group. The real government wouldn't get involved in anything like this.
Oliver Queen: Hey, I'm the only guy in the room who doesn't have superpowers, and let me tell you, you guys scare me. What if you do decide to go down there, taking care of whoever you think is guilty? Who could stop you? Me?
Supergirl: So you *want* the government to have a bunch of superhuman weapons just to keep us in check?
Oliver Queen: No - I don't know - Yeah!
[regains composure]
Oliver Queen: Look, I'm an old lefty. The government must do for people what people can't do for themselves. The people sure can't protect themselves from the likes of us.
Superman: We're not talking about the government, we're talking about a shadow cabinet that's taken it upon themselves to eliminate us! They came after us, we have to hit them back hard!
The Flash: Grammy Flash used to say that the trouble with "an eye for an eye" is that everyone ends up blind.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Ultra Woman (#3.7)" (1995)
[as Superman, Clark runs up to a big iron gate and looks around. Lois runs up to him]
Lois Lane: What is it?
Superman: I can't fly.
Lois Lane: What?
Superman: No X-Ray vision, no super hearing, nothing.
Lois Lane: Clark...
Superman: How do YOU feel?
Lois Lane: Fine.
[Lois pulls on one of the doors of the gate. It comes off in her hand! Lois gasps]
Superman: [in disbelief] Oh, boy.

Ultrawoman: It's Perry and Jimmy. They're going to know me!
Superman: No, they won't.
Ultrawoman: How blind do you think people are?

[as Ultrawoman, Lois pounds a table causing it to collapse. An object from the table hits Clark in the forehead. Clark winces in pain]
Ultrawoman: Oh! Oh! Clark, are you okay?
Superman: Uh, fine. Fine.
Ultrawoman: You're bleeding.
Superman: It's just a nick.
Ultrawoman: Oh, God. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
Superman: Lois, it was an accident. It happens.
Ultrawoman: Well, it can't happen anymore. No more accidents, no more mistakes... not after tonight.
Superman: What do you mean?
[Lois looks sad]
Superman: Hey, what is it?
Ultrawoman: I was landing this plane in Paris, and I heard about this mudslide in Brazil.
[Lois chokes up]
Ultrawoman: And I tried to get there as fast as I could, and I wasn't fast enough.
Superman: Hey...
Ultrawoman: [hysterically] And what did I do wrong? How come I couldn't get there faster? And why did all those people have to...
[Lois sniffles]
Superman: Lois, listen to me. No matter how strong you are, and no matter how fast, sometimes it just isn't enough. And you have to accept that.
Ultrawoman: [sobbing] But what makes me a good reporter is that I DON'T accept things. And I'm always questioning, and I'm never satisfied... and I'm never gonna be satisfied with getting there five seconds too late.
[Short pause]
Ultrawoman: And I don't care what you say. I know it doesn't make you feel good to watch me do what you were born to do.
[Clark chuckles to himself]
Superman: Well, I admit, I do miss the cape and the "S", and this whole... bleeding thing is no fun.
Ultrawoman: Yeah, and crying with this mask isn't so great either.
[Clark laughs]


"Superman: The Last Son of Krypton: Part III (#1.3)" (1996)
[after dismantling the Lexo-skel and pulling Corben out of it]
Superman: Shall we go a few rounds without the suit?
John Corben: Uh-uh.
Superman: Too bad.

[Superman appears hovering outside Luthor's window. Luthor rolls it down]
Lex Luthor: Sorry, but we already have a window-washer.
[silence]
Lex Luthor: Oh, the silent treatment, eh? Well, I don't know what you think you heard out there, but I know what you can prove, and it's nothing. You see, uh..."Superman", I own Metropolis. My technology built it, my will keeps it going, and nearly two-thirds of its people work for me, whether they know it or not. Even you have to admit it's a model of efficiency.
[silence]
Lex Luthor: And yet, I've often thought it's a waste of my talents staying in just one city. A being of your abilities could be very useful to me on a, shall we say, global scale. Why don't you float on in and we'll discuss it, face-to-face?
[silence. Luthor finally loses his composure]
Lex Luthor: SAY SOMETHING!
[He grabs a model of the Lexo-skel and throws it. Superman catches it and crushes it to powder between his hands]
Superman: I'll be watching you, Luthor.

Superman: As far as I've been able to piece together, I'm the last survivor of a planet called Krypton.
Lois Lane: [skeptical] Krypton?
Superman: Uh-huh.
Lois Lane: Okay...
Superman: You don't believe me.
Lois Lane: It's a little much.
Superman: Fair enough. All I ask is that you tell the truth about me.
Lois Lane: And that is?
Superman: I'm not here to scare anyone. In fact, I always try to help people whenever possible.
Lois Lane: You sound too good to be true. What's your secret?
Superman: What do you mean?
Lois Lane: Well you don't go around in blue tights and a cape all the time, do you? What do you do in your off hours?
Superman: I think that's a question for another time.
[Flies away]


"Superman: Blasts from the Past: Part II (#2.2)" (1997)
Jax-Ur: So this is Kal-El. Your father was a clever man, though I see you share his poor judgment in choosing sides.
Superman: I'm glad to disappoint you.
Mala: [wrenches his head up] You will face the general when he addresses you!
Jax-Ur: It seems a shame to kill the only other survivor of Krypton. I'd offer you a place in our new order, but something tells me you'd turn it down.
Superman: I guess you're not as dumb as you look!

[last lines]
Superman: "Fortress of Solitude"? It's not exactly lonely up here. Though I am the only Kryptonian. And lately, I think it's best that it stay that way.

Professor Hamilton: If anyone deserves to have his own fortress of solitude, it's you.
Superman: "Fortress of solitude"?


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Lethal Weapon (#4.12)" (1997)
Dr. Klein: Picture in your mind's eye a white beach... gentle surf... clear blue skies caressed by graceful clouds... the songs of chimps afire with the mating urge...
Superman: Dr. Klein?
Dr. Klein: Oh, sorry.

Dr. Klein: Look, I'm going to run every test I can, then I want you to go home and relax. Soak in a tub and do nothing.
Superman: But I'm Superman.
Dr. Klein: So? You can't play a little golf?

Superman: Rumors are far more dangerous than the truth, and I never hide from the truth.


"Justice League: Twilight (#2.1)" (2003)
Superman: You don't know Darkseid like I do.
Batman: We know he used you. Humiliated you. Brainwashed you. Wound you up like a tin soldier and turned you loose against Earth. Cry me a river! On the outside chance that this isn't another one of his schemes, we have to take action. So I suggest you GET OVER IT!

Darkseid: Appraently he's harder to kill than you realized. You know his pattern, Kal-El. Once he's finished siphoning the memory banks, and technology of my planet...
Superman: He'll annihilate it... Good!
Wonder Woman: Superman.
Hawkgirl: What?
J'onn J'onzz: You can't mean it!

Darkseid: Idiot. You're wasting your time.
Superman: I suppose you have a better idea.
Darkseid: You should know by now: I always have a plan.


Justice League: The New Frontier (2008) (V)
Superman: I see I have your attention. We face a threat big enough to wipe us off the Earth. And still we bicker about a mask or a uniform. My best friend is lying upstairs right now. She would have given her life for this country and I could hardly look her in the eye. America was founded on the notion that a person should be free to follow his or her own destiny. But we can't do that if we're living in fear of our own government. We need to reclaim this country for free men and women everywhere.
The Flash: What about your government friends?
King Faraday: That's a fair question. Superman's right! The persecution and paranoia have to stop. From here on, we work together as free Americans.
[Superman and Faraday shake hands]
Superman: I'm gonna fly now and recon this thing. When I get back, we'll work out a strategy. ARE YOU WITH ME?
[the crowd cheers]

Superman: This is what the government's afraid of, Diana, us acting like vigilantes.
Wonder Woman: I have to do what I think is right.
Superman: That's what the others said at first, remember? And now Batman's a fugitive, the Justice Society's retired, and Hourman's dead. No matter how much good we do, deep down, people are always going to be scared of us. Isn't that why you and I signed those loyalty oaths?
Wonder Woman: Take a look around, Kal. Oaths don't mean much around here. All I see is suffering and madness.
Superman: But...
Wonder Woman: There's the door, spaceman.

Robin: [to Batman, about Superman] Wow, you really do know him!
Superman: You must be Robin. I hear you're quite a detective.
Robin: Well, I try not to brag, but...
Batman: Have you finished your homework yet?
Robin: Uh... Right.
[Robin exits]
Superman: Hmm. New look, a sidekick. Do you mind if I ask?
Batman: As a matter of fact, I do. Let's just say I set out to scare criminals, not children.
Superman: Fair enough.


"Justice League: Paradise Lost (#1.8)" (2002)
[Wonder Woman sees a mall for the first time]
Wonder Woman: It's like some kind of temple.
Superman: [sarcastically] Yes, for those who worship their credit cards.

Wonder Woman: This is not your concern.
Superman: When my friends start tearing up museums, it becomes my concern.

Wonder Woman: [Sees mannequins in a mall with fancy clothes on them] How could any female wear such ridiculous garments?
Superman: [amused] You got me.


"Super Friends: The Mysterious Moles (#1.13)" (1973)
Batman: Maybe the drill hit something impenetrable.
Superman: [is shown pushing the other end of it back into their tunnel] I'll say it hit something impenetrable.

Superman: Hm, this calls for a dramatic entrance.

[last lines]
Marvin: We dig.
Superman: Please, Marvin, don't mention that word. I did more digging today than I've done in my entire life.
[everyone laughs]


Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (2015) (V)
Batman: I keep my friends close, my enemies closer.
Superman: I hope not much closer than this. Hey... you're not implying that...

Superman: Bruce Wayne
Batman: Hahah! I knew you'd use your ex-ray vision on me. But how did you see through my lead-lined mask?
Superman: I can't. But I can see that somebody stitched your name onto the elastic band of your underwear.
Batman: Alfred

Batman: Clark Kent
Superman: Hey, how do you know my secret identity?
Batman: I'm Batman.


"Justice League: Only a Dream (#2.5)" (2003)
[J'onn and Superman are fighting Grundy]
Superman: He's as strong as we are, but there's one thing he can't do!
[He and J'onn both grab a foot and fling Grundy high into the air, to crash in the distance]

John Dee: And I thought I'd actually have to break a sweat!
Superman: [flying in] I'll be doing the breaking around here!
John Dee: [transforms into a giant and crushes him between his hands] Yes. You break very nicely.

Superman: [rips the door off its hinges from where it was trapping her after she tried to break it down] I heard you knocking.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Strange Visitor (From Another Planet) (#1.2)" (1993)
Lois Lane: Where are you from? I mean, you're not from Kansas, that's for sure.
Superman: I'm from another planet. A place called Krypton.
Lois Lane: Do you mind if I write some of this down?
Superman: No.
Lois Lane: You seem, uh, to have all the parts of a man.
Superman: Well, I am a man, Lois. Just like you're a woman.
Lois Lane: I'm really glad you're here. But why are you here?
Superman: To help.
Lois Lane: To help. I need a little bit more of a quote than that. Something like, "I have not yet begun to fight," or, "Damn the torpedoes." Something like that. I mean if you said, "I am here to fight for truth or justice."
Superman: Well truth and justice, that sounds good. You can use that.
[Someone shouts for help]
Lois Lane: What is it?
Superman: Someone's in trouble.
Lois Lane: This is a job for Superman, right?

Superman: I hear you've been looking for me.
Lois Lane: All my life.

Lois Lane: You really do read minds.
Superman: Not really, but I do have good hearing.


"Challenge of the Superfriends: SuperFriends: Rest in Peace/Journey Through Inner Space (#1.15)" (1978)
Superman: Great Scott!

[last lines]
Superman: And now that the Legion of Doom is under control, the SuperFriends can finally rest in peace.


"Justice League: In Blackest Night: Part II (#1.5)" (2001)
Superman: Flash, Hawkgirl, can you buy us some time in court?
The Flash: You're asking the world's fastest man to slow things down?

Superman: See anything wrong with this picture?
J'onn J'onzz: Where do I start? The loss of life, the echoes of our own pasts?


"Justice League: War World (#1.10)" (2002)
Superman: [after narrowly escaping being swallowed by a giant crocodile] This place is starting to get on my nerves.

J'onn J'onzz: Which way now?
Superman: [a laser-shot fires at them] Not *that* way.


"Justice League: Kid Stuff (#3.3)" (2004)
Young Wonder Woman: I guess I'll go with Clark.
[to Batman, flirting]
Young Wonder Woman: Unless I should go with you.
Young Batman: Whatever.
Young Superman: I'm fine to go with Diana.
Young Green Lantern: So Bruce and I are good to go?
Young Wonder Woman: I changed my mind. I'll go with Bruce and John can go with Clark.
Young Batman: [Getting annoyed] What*ever*.
[They take off]
Young Superman: What's with them?
Young Green Lantern: Man, for someone with like, fifty different kinds of vision, you are so blind.
[he takes off]
Young Superman: [still confused] What?

[the League have been turned into kids]
Young Batman: This better be temporary.
Young Superman: You sound weird. Whoa! So do I.
Young Wonder Woman: I kind of like this.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Operation Blackout (#2.6)" (1994)
Superman: [flying up beside the terrorists as they are trying to drive away] Let's see, we've got hijacking a satellite, attempted murder, terrorism, and, oh yeah, speeding. I'm gonna need you to pull over.

Superman: [as Lois is clinging to a flagpole] I know you probably got this covered, but...
Lois Lane: Well, as long as you're not doing anything...


Superman (1999) (VG)
Superman: Then there's no time to waste.

Superman: This looks like a job for Superman.


"Supergirl: The Last Children of Krypton (#2.2)" (2016)
Superman: See, now... if the bullets don't work, right, why the punching? I just never understood that.

Superman: You told me that only the DEO had access to kryptonite. So how would you like to explain what just happened out there A kryptonite powered cyborg almost killed Kara. Almost killed me. Start talking, J'onn.
J'onn J'onzz: A shipment went missing four months ago. We've done all we can to find it.
Winn Schott: Four months ago?
Superman: "Went missing"?
Alex Danvers: Stolen.We thought it was an inside job but everyone in the transport came up clean.
Superman: So you have a mole.
J'onn J'onzz: We don't know that.
Superman: If you'd gotten rid of it when I told you to...
J'onn J'onzz: We would have been helpless when Astra and Non launched Myriad. Or have you forgotten that there was a force not even the Man of Steel couldn't defeat.
Winn Schott: Superman and Martian Manhunter are gonna fight. This is terrible. This is awesome.
Superman: We have given our lives protecting the people of Earth. If you cared about Kara at all...
J'onn J'onzz: Watch what you say.
Superman: Or what?


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: A Bolt from the Blue (#2.8)" (1994)
Superman: [to Resplendant Man] You will take this to heart. You will memorize it. You will live it: the strong do not exploit weak; the powerful do not attack defenseless; and you do not use your x-ray vision to spy on women in a locker room!

Superman: Sir, please. Listen to me. Life is a very precious gift. Every new day that we're alive is another chance to be the best we can be.
William Wallace Webster Waldecker: Oh, please! What would you know about it, Mister "Nothing can hurt me, I don't need money to live"? And didn't anybody ever tell you that two primary colors just do not work together?


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Never on Sunday (#3.12)" (1996)
Superman: What I saw wasn't a coffin, it was the capsule that my parents sent me to Earth in.
Lois Lane: So they couldn't kill you. Your vision wasn't based on death, it was based on life.

Superman: As I was remembering, I could feel the love and sadness of my parents sending their baby off into the cold universe.
Lois Lane: And into my life.


"Justice League: A Better World (#2.11)" (2003)
Lorder Superman: What do you want?
Doomsday: Same as you, I imagine. Power, control; but I had to see the best this planet had to offer. I am not impressed.

Lorder Superman: You're nothing but a mad dog now, are you?
Lex Luthor: [mocking] Ooh! A threat! But this old dog still has a few teeth!
[opens up a cabinet to reveal the trigger for nuclear missiles]
Lorder Superman: There are at least six different ways I can stop you right now.
Lex Luthor: But they all involve deadly force, don't they? And you don't do that. No, you need me. You wouldn't be much of a hero without a villain and you do love being the hero, don't you? The cheering children, the swooning women... You love it so much, it's made you my most reliable accomplice!
Lorder Superman: Accomplice? What are you...
Lex Luthor: You could have crushed me any time you wanted and it wasn't the law or the will of the people that stopped you; it was your ego. Being a hero was too important to you. You're as much responsible for this as I am! So, go ahead, fix it somehow, put me on trial, lock me up, but I'll beat it. And then we'll start the whole thing all over again.
Lorder Superman: I *did* love being a hero. But if this is where it leads, I'm done with it.
[his eyes start to glow with heat vision]


"Superman: Stolen Memories (#1.8)" (1996)
Superman: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Lex Luthor: Precisely. Though in your case I'll make an exception.

Superman: Are you from Krypton?
Brainiac: I am Krypton.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Season's Greedings (#2.9)" (1994)
Superman: Lois, I think we should go wash your hands.

Lois Lane: Where's Clark?
Superman: Uh...he took a pretty bad beating from those old ladies.


"Super Friends: The Baffles Puzzle (#1.2)" (1973)
Robber: Hey, that tractor's not supposed to be there!
Superman: [lifts his car] And *you're* not supposed to be *here*!

Superman: [unsealing the cave entrance] You do go to great lengths to ensure your privacy, Batman.


"Justice League: Far from Home (#5.10)" (2006)
Supergirl: [Watching a recording of Supergirl] Tell Ma and Pa I love them. And, I love you too, Clark. Don't take this the wrong way, but I've found a place where I can make a difference. Where I'm more than Superman's kid cousin. I... I feel I belong here. Also, I met this boy.
Green Arrow: You should had seen her. She was amazing.
Green Lantern: She's a grown woman now, capable of choosing...
Superman: Kara's headstrong, but she's always made good decisions. I trust her judgement. But you were right, Ollie. I wish I had told her.
Green Arrow: It's okay, Clark. She knows.
Superman: Now, this boy Kara likes so much, does he have a name?
[John and Ollie go silent. Both too scared to tell Clark that Kara's fallen in love with a Brainiac]

Green Arrow: Some kid, huh? Today's her 21st birthday, but she'd rather be here practicing than go out into town with me and Dinah.
Superman: Good for her.
Green Arrow: Hey, at least we want to spend some time with her. You ever think about how she must feel? She's always an outsider.
Superman: I know a little bit about that myself, Ollie.
Green Arrow: Just a little. You came to Earth as a baby, grew up here. Kara spent most of her life on a planet with technology hundreds of years ahead of ours. Se's gotta feel like she's trapped in the Stone Age.
Superman: I've tried to make her feel at home.
Green Arrow: How? Seems to me like you treat her just like another cape.
Superman: I was never happy about Kara going into the family business, but now that she's decided it's what she wants to do, I've tried to step back and let her develop into her own person. I didn't want her living in the shadow of being "Superman's cousin".
Green Arrow: This may shock you, but she's proud to be your cousin. She even changed her costume to look more like yours.
Superman: Yes... I'm very proud. But don't tell her that.
Green Arrow: No, that's a job for Superman.


"Challenge of the Superfriends: Fairy Tale of Doom/Batman: Dead or Alive (#1.13)" (1978)
Superman: Great Scott!

[last lines]
Wonder Woman: It looks like our story has a happy ending after all.
Superman: Not from the Legion of Doom's point of view. Maybe next time they'll learn that it's no fairy tale when they challenge the SuperFriends.


"Superman: The Main Man: Part I (#1.9)" (1996)
Lobo: The name's Lobo. That's L as in "lacerate," O as in "obliterate," B as in "disem-bowel," and O as in, uh... well, I guess I can use "obliterate" twice. Huh, what do you think?
Superman: I think you're a certifiable madman.
[picks Lobo up and throws him into a police car]
Lobo: Thanks.

Lobo: [kicks Superman into a police car] First rule of hunting, Super Dupe. Make the target come to *you*.
Superman: [waits till Lobo gets a little closer, then hits him hard across the face, knocking him into a street light] Good advice.


"CollegeHumor Originals: Batman and Superman Team Up" (2013)
Batman: My suit is cool cause I made it myself. Daddy's boy! You got a stupid S on your chest, in case we could forget who you are.
Superman: It's my people's symbol for hope.
Batman: Hope starts with an H, stupid!
Superman: Okay, stop!
Batman: Face it. You're lame.
Superman: You're wearing eye makeup!
Batman: Fuck you! I didn't just inherit my abilities from a different fucking atmosphere! This air makes me strong! Ya fucking nerd. With your nerd hair!

Superman: I didn't base my alter-ego on the musical Newsies.
Batman: Which Newsie did you base Clark Kent off of? Was it Crutchy?
Superman: I'm not Crutchy.
Batman: I'm getting a strong feeling that it was Crutchy.


"Justice League: Hereafter (#2.19)" (2003)
Kalibak: I just flattened Wonder Woman! You really think you can beat me?
Batman: I'm not trying to beat you. I'm trying to stall you.
Kalibak: Stall me? For what?
[Superman lands behind Kalibak, who turns]
Kalibak: Awww...
[Superman punches Kalibak into some cars]
Kalibak: Ooooh!
Superman: For what it's worth, I don't think you could've taken Batman either.

Superman: Give it up, Toyman. You'll never hit me with that thing!
Toyman: Maybe not. But what about your friends?
[targets Wonder Woman and Batman]
Superman: NO!
[flies in front of them, and takes the energy blast]
Superman: Arrrgh!
[disappears]


"Justice League: Injustice for All: Part II (#1.19)" (2002)
Superman: [after trying to interrogate Copperhead] How does Batman do it?

Ultra-Humanite: [slows down by Batman while being arrested] Wait. You'll keep our bargain?
Batman: Yes. Double what Luthor was paying.
Superman: [after Humanite passes] What was *that* all about?
[he just smiles]


"Justice League: Paradise Lost: Part II (#1.9)" (2002)
[first lines]
Wonder Woman: Powerful forces are at work here.
Superman: [sighs rubbing his head] Tell me something I don't know.
Wonder Woman: I hope I didn't hurt you.
Superman: Let's just say I'm glad we're usually on the same team.

Batman: The last entry makes references to Tartarus.
Wonder Woman: The Pit of Eternal Souls.
Superman: Isn't it just a myth?


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Individual Responsibility (#2.20)" (1995)
Dr. Friskin: Everybody needs a break from their job. When was the last time you had a vacation? I mean really, just got away from Metropolis?
Superman: I spent some time in London last year.
Dr. Friskin: Well that's wonderful. How long were you there?
Superman: About 2 minutes. I was diverting a wayward missile.
Dr. Friskin: How relaxing.

Dr. Friskin: We could continue tomorrow, say 10 AM?
Superman: Yeah, sure, as long as I'm not saving the world or something.


"Justice League: Secret Origins (#1.1)" (2001)
Superman: [referring to Batman] Don't take it personally, J'onn; he doesn't trust anyone.
J'onn J'onzz: A wise policy.

Batman: [first seeing J'onn J'onzz] What is it?
Superman: Mankind's only hope.


"Justice League: Injustice for All (#1.18)" (2002)
Superman: I'm heading down to Stryker's to interrogate them.
Batman: [starting to rise] All right. Let's go.
Superman: No. You're staying here. That venom almost killed you.
Batman: So?
Superman: So, you're staying here.

Doctor: [gives Luthor a chart] My tests indicate you have a rare form of blood poisoning.
Lex Luthor: Impossible!
Superman: Remember that chunk of Kryptonite you carried around for years?
Lex Luthor: What about it? Kryptonite only affects you.
Doctor: Actually, we're finding it can affect humans, too. But only if they're exposed over a long period.
[Luthor's eyes widen in horror]
Lex Luthor: [to Superman] This is *your* fault! All of it!
[throws chart at Superman]
Lex Luthor: [to Patell] What's the treatment? Radiation? Chemo?
Doctor: Unfortunately, there is no cure.
Lex Luthor: Then find one! Price is no object!
Doctor: I'm sorry. There's nothing I can do. It's terminal.
[Luthor grimaces in despair]
Lex Luthor: [to Superman] Happy, Superman?
Superman: Lex, if there's anything I can do...
Lex Luthor: You've done more than enough!


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: It's a Small World After All (#3.20)" (1996)
Superman: [after being shrunk] Look at me! I look like Mighty Mouse!

Superman: It's okay, Doc, you can tell me. You can be blunt.
Dr. Klein: Think of yourself as a snowman: as a snowman melts, it has less and less to protect it from the effects of the sun. Before you know it, you're nothing more than a puddle with a corncob pipe.
[Superman stares without speaking]
Dr. Klein: Too blunt! Too blunt, I knew it!


"Super Friends: The Fantastic Frerps (#1.10)" (1973)
Superman: I keep forgetting how strong I am.

Superman: You can't build a perfect world for yourself at the expense of others.


Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)
Superman: You're not going to shoot those little creatures. In the first place, they haven't done you any harm. In the second place, they may be radioactive.

Superman: Since you can't be trusted with guns,I'll have to take them away.


"Justice League: Ultimatum (#3.9)" (2004)
Wind Dragon: Y'know, Juice, Superman was my hero when I was a lad. It's not his fault he's getting old.
Superman: Old?
Wind Dragon: Old but spry, sir. Old but spry.

Aquaman: [regarding Wind Dragon's speech] He's certainly... earnest.
Superman: I think the word is "corny."


Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010) (V)
Superman: I owe you an apology about this mission. You were right.
Batman: We were both right.
Superman: Still, more help around here wouldn't be a bad idea.
Batman: I'm glad you agree. I've been thinking about a membership drive.

Superman: We're gonna hit multiple targets at the same time. Teams of two.
Lex Luthor: We'd be hopelessly outnumbered. When my Justice League fought them...
Superman: All due respect, Lex. We're aren't your Justice League.
Flash: What's the call?
Superman: You and J'onn. Diana and GL. He's with me.
Lex Luthor: That's insane.
Flash: Don't worry, Lex. He's got your slack.
Superman: Flash.
Flash: Well, you do.


"Justice League: Panic in the Sky (#4.11)" (2005)
Batman: You want me to *what*?
Wonder Woman: Turn yourself over to US authority, along with the rest of us.
Flash: Okay, that makes sense.
Superman: Meet us at the coordinates I'm sending you. We should all go over together.
Batman: This is the single dumbest plan I've ever heard! If you're feeling guilty, clear your own name! Don't stand on the sidelines waiting for someone else to do it!
Wonder Woman: We've already voted. Five in favor.
Flash: Six.
Wonder Woman: You have to come with us, Bruce.
Batman: I don't 'have' to do anything! I'm a part-timer, remember!
[Batman ends transmission]
Wonder Woman: ...Actually, he took it a lot better than I'd expected.

Lex Luthor: Did you really think you could take me down all by yourself?
Amanda Waller: Actually, yeah. But on the off chance I might have been wrong...
[Luthor turns and sees the Leaguers standing there]
Flash: Ta-da.
Superman: It's over, Lex.
Amanda Waller: Not until I...
[Luthor suddenly screams in pain, as pistons extend from his back and his hands turn into tentacles]
Lex Luthor: I had hoped to remain hidden until I could install myself into the android...
[a familiar face appears within Luthor's stomach]
Brainiac: ...But you forced my hand.
Superman: Brainiac!


"Justice League: The Doomsday Sanction (#4.3)" (2005)
Superman: I know who you are, but I'm not the one who hurt you.
Doomsday: Superman is Superman, and I will kill you.
Superman: Why?
Doomsday: It's what I am. I don't care why.

Superman: Did Cadmus create you?
[Doomsday doesn't answer]
Superman: J'onn?
The Martian Manhunter: I can't read his mind. His brain's been altered to resist me.
Superman: You don't owe them anything. They manipulated you and then tried to kill you.
Doomsday: So I keep hearing.
Superman: From who?
Doomsday: All you need to know is that I will get free, and I will kill you.
Superman: If that's your final word...
[Superman gets a Phantom Zone projector out]
Superman: I only use this as a last resort. It's going to send you to another dimension. You won't be hurt, but you also won't hurt anyone else again.
Doomsday: You'll wish you'd killed me.


"Challenge of the Superfriends: Monolith of Evil/Attack of the Vampire (#1.6)" (1978)
Superman: Great Scott!

[the lava monster has grabbed Superman]
Superman: His grip is like an oven of liquid rock.


Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) (V)
[falling down a waterfall]
Buster Bunny: I got ya! I got ya!
Babs Bunny: But who's got you? AAAHH!
Superman: [flying in and catching them] I do, kids.
Buster Bunny: Hey pal, this is our story!
Babs Bunny: Yeah, get your own video!
Superman: It's your call.
[drops them]

Buster Bunny: [Babs speaks in a seductive voice] Duh, duh, duh
[as she pets his head]
Buster Bunny: humina, humina, humina!
Babs Bunny: Why Buster Bunny are you falling for me?
Buster Bunny: [as they're about to fall over a waterfall] You could say that
[grabs onto her]
Buster Bunny: I got ya, I got ya!
Babs Bunny: But who's got you?
[screams as they fall over the falls]
Superman: [catches them] I do kids!
Buster Bunny: Hey pal this is our story!
Babs Bunny: Yeah get your own video!
Superman: It's your call
[drops them]


Billion Dollar Limited (1942)
Superman: This looks like a job for Superman!

[last lines]
Superman: Uncanny how Superman turns up just when you need him.
Lois Lane: I didn't even get a chance to thank him.


"Super Power Beat Down: Superman vs. Thor (#1.7)" (2013)
Thor: Are you the one they call 'Superman'? I am Thor of Asgard and it is customary where I come from for great warriors to battle.
Superman: I don't want to fight you.
Thor: That wasn't a choice!

[Superman's battle with Thor has reduced his supersuit to tatters]
Superman: *My mother made his suit.*
Thor: Mama's boy.


"Challenge of the Superfriends: The Final Challenge/The Incredible Space Circus (#1.12)" (1978)
Superman: Great Scott!

Superman: This is a job for Superman!


"Justice League: Wild Cards: Part II (#2.22)" (2003)
Superman: Give it up kid, there's no way you can beat me.
Ten: I don't have to beat you. I just have to slow you down until the bomb blows.
Superman: Hold that thought.
[Superman punches Ten into the sky, then disarms the bomb. Ten lands, and Superman picks him up]
Superman: Now, where were we?
[punches Ten into the distance]

The Flash: Hey, Supes! That's the last of bombs. We win.
Superman: That was quite a stunt you just pulled off.
The Flash: I know. Can't wait to catch the rerun.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Pilot (#1.1)" (1993)
Superman: Oh, one more thing. If you ever need to find me, all you have to do is look up.

Mrs. Platt: I like your costume.
Superman: Thank you. My mother made it for me.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Wall of Sound (#2.2)" (1994)
Superman: Well, I better be going.
Lois Lane: Wait.
[gives him a rose]
Superman: What's this.
Lois Lane: It's a rose.
Superman: What's this for?
Lois Lane: Do I have to have a reason?
[kisses him on the cheek]
Superman: I guess not. Good night, Lois.
Lois Lane: Good night.

Lenny Stoke: I have this problem, it's kind of a "Rain Man" thing. I don't like to fly.
Superman: Well you'll like it even less if I drop you, so hold still.


"Justice League: In Blackest Night (#1.4)" (2001)
The Flash: I thought you were busy with an earthquake?
Superman: It was just a 4.0.

Superman: Flash, take the controls.
[everyone but Flash leaves the ship]
The Flash: "Flash, take the controls!" Does anyone *ask* if I know how?


Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015) (V)
Wonder Woman: Why do you even listen? They hate us.
Superman: Don't let the crowds down there fool you, Bekka. They are not la gente común, the real people. There are many who would like nothing better than for us to take over. Tell her, Kirk.
Batman: Twenty-two percent domestically, twenty-nine percent worldwide.
Superman: Revolutions have been built on less. Imagine ending all ideological squabbling. No more war, no more insurrections. All those little dots down there connected to a single, productive purpose: a world brought together as one.
Wonder Woman: Under us?
Superman: Under us.
Wonder Woman: You just got less sexy.

Superman: I just burned all your motherboxes, no more disappearing acts for you!


"Superman: Apokolips... Now!: Part II (#2.26)" (1998)
[at Dan Turpin's grave]
Superman: Goodbye, old friend. In the end, the world didn't really need a superman. Just a brave one.

Darkseid: People of Earth, I am Darkseid! Lord of Apokolips!
[gestures to Superman]
Darkseid: Here is your savior, bound and broken! I have crushed him as easily as I have crushed all who have dared to oppose me throughout the cosmos. I am power unlike any you have known! Absolute, infinite, and unrelenting! You have no choice but to prepare for a long, dark future as my subjects... and my *slaves*.
SCU Lt. Daniel 'Dan' Turpin: In a pig's eye!
Crowd: Yeah!
[Darkseid glowers at the crowd]
SCU Lt. Daniel 'Dan' Turpin: This is our world, ugly! You won't get it without a fight!
Superman: You hear that Darkseid? The people on Earth aren't like your slaves on Apokolips. They don't take kindly to dictators.
Darkseid: If they resist, I will not hesitate to destroy them.
SCU Lt. Daniel 'Dan' Turpin: You wanna piece of me? C'mon! C'mon Rockhead!
[Turpin tackles one of Darkseid's minions while Maggie and her fellow officer watch on television]
Officer: Geez! Is he crazy?
Maggie Sawyer: Yeah.
[Cut back to the scene on the street]
Darkseid: They know this is suicide.
Superman: Better a quick death in battle than a slow one under your heel!
Kalibak: Darkseid! We have detected military aircraft heading this way!
SCU Lt. Daniel 'Dan' Turpin: [Gathers minion's electric spear] I don't care how many crummy planets you've conquered! You ain't getting this one!
[Turpin heaves the spear and frees Superman's left arm, allowing him to break the rest of his restraints as well]
Kalibak: No!
[Kalibak attacks Superman but is easily defeated]
SCU Lt. Daniel 'Dan' Turpin: That's one for the home team!
Superman: [turns to Darkseid] Let's finish it!
Darkseid: Very well! This world dies now!


Superman: Requiem (2011)
Superman: How long have I been out?
Ali Noels: A few days. You were pretty badly hurt. But the wounds have been recovering quickly. But of course they would. Because you're Superman.

Ali Noels: What color are my...?
Superman: [refers to her underwear] Pink.
Ali Noels: I mean my socks! What color are my socks?


"Justice League: Wild Cards (#2.21)" (2003)
Superman: [scanning the Strip with his x-ray vision] There we go, found it. No, wait, there's another one... two more... three... twenty-five. There are twenty-five bombs.
The Joker: Surprise! This is where we change all the rules. There are twenty-five of my little party favors hidden all over the Strip, and they're set to go off in...
[he puts on an oversized pair of glasses and peers theatrically at the countdown display at the corner of the screen]
The Joker: Oh, dear. That's not a lot of time!

Superman: Out of my way. You don't know what you're doing.
Ten: Yeah, I do. I'm kicking Superman's butt.


Bizarro Classic (2012)
Superman: Who are you?
Bizarro: Me? Me am... Superman.
[Bizarro charges at Superman]

Superman: [shivering] Lois, have you any idea... h-how ridiculous you sound right now?
Lois Lane: Oh, cut the comedy, Kent! Do you really think that hiding behind a pair of glasses and acting like a complete pussywillow is gonna fool this ace reporter? You're caught! Admit it! You are Sup...
[Lois suddenly sees Bizarro flying outside the office window. Clark leaves the office while she is distracted]
Lois Lane: Oh! Well, that's bizarre.
[She notices Clark's empty chair spinning]
Lois Lane: Kent?


"How It Should Have Ended: How Spider-Man 3 Should Have Ended (#1.18)" (2007)
Superman: What the heck was that?
Batman: Peter Parker just did a Saturday Night Fever strut across our window.
Superman: I know. But why?
Batman: I'm not sure. But I was afraid something like this would happen.
Superman: What do you mean?
Batman: Uh, have you seen this?
[Batman shows a video on his cellphone of Spider-Man dancing]


Wonder Woman: Balance of Power (2006)
Wonder Woman: I'm talking about what we do... living a secret life, always in danger every day. It's a never-ending battle. How do you do it?
Superman: I do it because I have to. People need us. There's a whole world suffering out there. We've been given the power to do something about. It is our gift... the reason we are here...
[Diana and Clark together]
Superman: for truth and justice.
[the siren of a police car]
Superman: Let's go!


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: And the Answer Is... (#2.22)" (1995)
Lois Lane: If anything happens, tell Clark that I love him.
Superman: He knows, but I'll tell him.


"Challenge of the Superfriends: Doomsday/Battle of the Gods (#1.14)" (1978)
[last lines]
Superman: This should teach the Legion of Doom a lesson: never keep your eggs all in one basket, even if they are hard-boiled.


The Arctic Giant (1942)
Superman: This looks like a job for Superman!


"Adventures of Superman: Whatever Goes Up (#5.13)" (1957)
Mr. Gannis: [after chemical explosion ruins his clothes] Oh, no! This time it's the whole suit!
Superman: Don't worry, where you're going they'll provide your clothes for you!


"Batman Beyond: The Call: Part 2 (#3.8)" (2000)
Big Barda: [trying to get Batman to join the League full time] Come on. It'll put you one up on the old man. He never got past part-timer.
Superman: Yeah, he wasn't what you'd call a joiner.
Batman: Maybe we've got more in common than you thought.
[walks away from the League members]
Superman: More than you think, son. More than you think.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Tempus Fugitive (#2.18)" (1995)
Tempus: Superman, as long as I have you here, just answer one thing for me. Why tights? Why a cape? You're a grown man, don't you feel ridiculous?
Superman: My mother made it for me.


Volcano (1942)
Superman: This looks like a job for Superman!


"Young Justice: Usual Suspects (#1.25)" (2012)
Superman: The Justice League was formed for two reasons. First, as an acknowledgement that no single individual, no matter how powerful, can solve all the world's problems alone. And second, to uphold the values of Truth, Liberty and Justice. That last one's even in the name.


"Young Justice: Schooled (#1.5)" (2011)
Superman: We don't yet know the limits of your powers.
Superboy: Well, maybe you could, you know, help me figure that out.
Superman: ...Batman's got that covered.
Superboy: I know, but...
Superman: [Superman receives a call on his JL communciator] Superman. Wait. Arrow, slow down. What's attacking?... No, I'm definitely available. Coordinates?... Acknowledged; on my way... Sorry, Super... boy. Duty calls.


"Super Friends: Gulliver's Gigantic Goof (#1.14)" (1973)
Batman: You have to see that everything's returned to normal again.
Dr. Hiram Gulliver: Well, I'll put my mind to it and see wht I can do.
Superman: I'm afraid, Dr. Gulliver, that the court will decide what it is you'll do.


"Justice League: The Savage Time: Part III (#1.26)" (2002)
Superman: [running to him grinning] Batman! It's really you!
[flings his arms around him]
Batman: Am I missing something?


"South Park: Imaginationland: Episode III (#11.12)" (2007)
Superman: [disembodied voice from above] I know that saving people can be a big responsibility, but no matter what it takes, it's worth it.
Kyle Broflovski: I know.
Superman: You can do this, Kyle. Now hang on, because Hercules wants to talk to you.
Kyle Broflovski: Oh, God.
Superman: Yes, God is here, too. He's gonna talk to you right after Captain Crunch.


"Death Battle: Goku vs Superman 2 (#2.25)" (2015)
Superman: [to Goku] With every step, an earthquake! With every breath, I could create a hurricane! This is my burden. Be thankful it is not yours.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: We Have a Lot to Talk About (#3.1)" (1995)
Lois Lane: [as she sweeps glass off her floor after a bomb explosion] Well, since you asked, what took you an hour?
Superman: A nuclear reactor was melting down in Philadelphia. What's your point?
Lois Lane: I just think maybe you're taking my jeopardy just a little for granted these days.
Superman: What?!
Lois Lane: You know, I can understand. It's not the same new sizzling romance. I don't look at you like some moony eyed cheerleader and maybe you look at me differently too. I'm just good old Lois, get to me whenever.
Superman: That's ridiculous.
Lois Lane: Well, just food for thought. Anyway, if you're not too busy, maybe we should try and find the guy who did this!
[shoves a broom into his chest]
Superman: [looks confused and starts sweeping] All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia.


"Challenge of the Superfriends: The World's Deadliest Game/Battle at the Earth's Core (#1.3)" (1978)
[last lines]
Batman: I've got a riddle for you, Riddler. What has thirteen heads and belongs in a cage, won't learn its lessons and worsens with age?
The Riddler: Um, I give up, Batman.
Robin: It's simple, Riddler. The Legion of Doom.
Superman: And next time, you won't get away.


"The All-New Super Friends Hour: The Monster of Dr. Droid/Vandals/SuperFriends vs. SuperFriends/Energy Mass (#1.5)" (1977)
Superman: [of the robot] I think I'll have a Man-of-Steel-to-man-of-steel talk with him.


"Justice League: The Return (#3.8)" (2004)
[as Amazo approaches Earth]
Superman: What do you want?
Amazo: Why do you ask questions to which you already know the answer?
Superman: Luthor.
Amazo: Of course.
Superman: We're not going to give him up.
Amazo: He is your enemy. You owe him nothing.
Superman: Turn-back-*now*.
Amazo: I have developed far beyond what I was before. You do not want to challenge me.
Green Lantern: LIGHT HIM UP!
[the entire League attacks]


"Superman: Ghost in the Machine (#2.14)" (1997)
[last lines]
Lex Luthor: I'm waiting.
[Mercy gets out of the limousine and opens the door for him. He gets in, and she trades a look with Superman, then drives off]
Superman: Just a stray.


"Adventures of Superman: The Golden Vulture (#2.21)" (1954)
Superman: [as Clark Kent] What's in these crates?
Sanders: Food! Like it says on the side!


Grayson (2004)
Superman: [stopping Robin from beating up Penguin] Easy, boy.
Robin: [getting in Superman's face]
[very serious]
Robin: Stay out of this, Clark!


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Virtually Destroyed (#3.10)" (1995)
Jimmy Olsen: Are you ready?
Superman: I'm Superman.
Jimmy Olsen: Good point.


"Superman: Blasts from the Past: Part I (#2.1)" (1997)
Mala: [referring to Lois] I think I found your weakness: you care about that twig!
Superman: I care about everyone, though you're pushing it right now.


Superman Classic (2011)
Lois Lane: All right, Kent. I don't know how it works on the farm, but here in the big leagues, you can't run out on one of your little potty breaks every time a big story's about to hit.
Superman: For Pete's sakes, Lois! Can I help it if my bladder gets a little... 'Silly Susan' when I get nervous?
[People in Metropolis suddenly run in panic as a giant robot appears from out of nowhere]
Lois Lane: Clark? Clark!
[Lois runs out to look for Clark, who is inside a phone booth changing into Superman]


"Justice League: Eclipsed: Part II (#2.14)" (2003)
[as the sun is slowly going out]
Superman: How can we stop it?
J'onn J'onzz: There is one possibility. To halt the process, we would need to create an Einstein-Rosen bridge to drain off the infecting anti-fusion matter.
The Flash: Create a what to do what?
Hawkgirl: Make a wormhole to suck away the bad stuff.
The Flash: Oh.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Forget Me Not (#3.18)" (1996)
Dr. Maxwell Deter: Superman, what are you doing here?
Superman: I just dropped in to say hi to Lois.
Dr. Maxwell Deter: You're not on her approved visitors list.
Superman: I'm Superman.
Dr. Maxwell Deter: I see, and rules therefore don't apply to you. You may want to explore this need to dominate others.


"Superman: Identity Crisis (#2.6)" (1997)
Superman: I know it's tough to turn down a dare, but sometimes being brave means using your head and not doing something dangerous just because other kids pressure you.
Tommy: You're right, Superman. I'll be smarter next time.
Boy #1: Yeah. Thanks, Superman.
Superman: [pats Tommy on the head] Okay then. Bye now.
[Flies off]
Boy #2: What a dork.
Tommy: Is not!
Boy #2: Of course he is, with that corny little speech...


"Challenge of the Superfriends: Conquerors of the Future/Invasion of the Brain Creatures (#1.11)" (1978)
[last lines]
Superman: Not only did this book tell us the Legion of Doom took control in 3984. It also mentioned they were captured shortly afterwards by the SuperFriends.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: All Shook Up (#1.12)" (1994)
Superman: This will work.
Lois Lane: That's a relief. Why are you so sure?
Superman: Because it has to.


"Superman: The Prometheon (#2.3)" (1997)
Gen. Hardcastle: NX Gel, ten times hotter than napalm. We're gonna have us a down home barbeque!
Superman: [Monster roars angrily] Better hold off on the marshmallows.


"Challenge of the Superfriends: Swamp of the Living Dead/World Beneath the Ice (#1.10)" (1978)
[last lines]
The Flash: There seems to be no way to predict what those with evil minds will do.
Superman: Except for one thing, which is easy to predict: their constant fight against justice and the SuperFriends.


Electric Earthquake (1942)
Superman: This looks like a job for Superman!


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Metallo (#2.10)" (1995)
Superman: I wanted to tell you that I think what you did for Clark showed incredible bravery.
Lois Lane: I guess there isn't anything I wouldn't do for him.


"Justice League: The Enemy Below: Part II (#1.7)" (2001)
[while Aquaman is being operated on]
Superman: His own hand... I can't believe it.
Green Lantern: I told you he was a madman.
Mera: Is it madness to sacrifice all for someone you love?


"Justice League: Initiation (#3.1)" (2004)
[Superman addresses the first assembly of the new expanded League]
Superman: Each of you brings something different to the table: strength, speed, stealth, whatever. But we all have one important thing in common. Each of us is willing to make the sacrifices a hero needs to make, including the ultimate one. Since there are so many of us, we can do more than just put out fires, both literal and figurative. We can be proactive, we have a chance to do real good in the world. But we're going to have to work together. J'onn will be up here keeping an eye on things. He's the one who'll decide who's going where, and when. I know that some of you are used to making those decisions yourself, but we have to be more coordinated than that. We can't just be cowboys anymore. Or cowgirls.
[laughter]


"Super Friends: The Balloon People (#1.9)" (1973)
Superman: Were you gentlemen going somewhere?
Twisty: Mr. Tall - what's our plan for getting down?
Noah Tall: I forgot to make one.
Twisty: [grabs them] Perhaps I can help.


"Justice League: The Savage Time (#1.24)" (2002)
Superman: Javelin 7 to Watchtower; come in.
Batman: Watchtower here.
Superman: Prepare the landing bay. We're coming in.
Batman: [grinning] Just when I was starting to enjoy the peace and quiet.
Superman: [amused] Same old Bats.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: The People vs. Lois Lane (#4.6)" (1996)
Wanda: The Caped Crusader!
Superman: No. That's Batman.


"Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Battle of the Superheroes! (#3.1)" (2011)
Superman: Mr. Mxyzptlk!
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Superman! And Batman! What fun!
Batman: And I thought Bat-Mite was a weird one.
Superman: Don't worry. I just need to trick him into saying his name backwards. Knock knock.
Mr. Mxyzptlk: A joke? I love jokes! Who's there?
Superman: Kltpzyxm.
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Kltpzyxm who?
Mr. Mxyzptlk: [realizes said his name backwards] Oh, nuts!
[disappears]


"Young Justice: Agendas (#1.22)" (2012)
J'onn J'onzz: Another expansion of the League could generate another escalation of hostilities from our enemies. No one needs or wants another Injustice League.
Superman: Point taken. But the option remains to vote no on all candidates. So, I nominate Icon for League membership.
[a hologram of Icon appears]
Green Arrow: [chuckles] Why? Because you suspect Icon might be Kryptonian like you did with Captain Marvel?
Captain Marvel: You thought I was Kryptonian? Cool!
Wonder Woman: [to Superman] Icon interests me also. As does his protegé, Rocket.
[Rocket's hologram replaces Icon's]
Wonder Woman: [to Black Canary and Hawkgirl] Athena knows the League could use more female members.
Black Canary: Agreed.
Hawkwoman: Hear, hear!


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Bob and Carol and Lois and Clark (#4.8)" (1996)
Superman: Deathstroke.
Deathstroke: Superman.
Lois Lane: Carol.
Carol Stanford: Lois.
Lois Lane: Bob.
Deathstroke: [whispers to Carol] She recognizes me!
Carol Stanford: [whispers back] I've always said that glasses weren't a good enough disguise.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Meet John Doe (#4.14)" (1997)
IRS Agent Bower: Superman, Agent Bower, I.R.S. We've been trying to contact you. We need your social security number.
Superman: I don't have one.
IRS Agent Bower: Everyone has a social security number.
Superman: Well, I don't.
IRS Agent Bower: I guess that explains why we can't locate any of your tax returns. It doesn't appear you've actually ever filed. That can't be, can it? Superman a tax dodger? Should we be looking under "S" for Super or "M" for Man?


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Barbarians at the Planet (#1.20)" (1994)
Lois Lane: Let me just put on a robe.
Superman: Unless it's lead lined, it's a waste of time.


Japoteurs (1942)
Superman: This looks like a job for Superman.


The Bulleteers (1942)
Superman: This looks like a job for Superman!


"Super Friends: The Androids (#1.8)" (1973)
Superman: Before you tangle with that wall, you're going to tangle with me!


It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975) (TV)
Superman: Lois is in danger, I must split!


A Man Who Was Superman (2008)
Superman: Strength doesn't open big iron doors but a small key does.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Top Copy (#2.14)" (1995)
Rolf: There is something I have always wanted to ask you: when I wear my very tightest ski pants I always get a bit... chafed. Do you find this happens to you?
Superman: No, but it helps to be invulnerable.


"Justice League: The Savage Time: Part II (#1.25)" (2002)
Superman: [Superman and Hawkgirl are reinforced by planes bearing a hawk insignia on their sides] Friends of yours?
Hawkgirl: They are now!


"The All-New Super Friends Hour: The Brain Machine/Joy Ride/Invasion of the Earthors/The Whirlpool (#1.1)" (1977)
Superman: It's the Justice League Trouble Alarm!


"Challenge of the Superfriends: The Giants of Doom/The Beasts Are Coming (#1.7)" (1978)
[last lines]
Lex Luthor: You caught yourself a big decoy, not the Legion of Doom.
Superman: Maybe not this time, Luthor. But at least we've proven that the Giants of Doom are no match for the Giants of Justice.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Witness (#1.13)" (1994)
Superman: You better be careful, if the killer reads between the lines of your story and realizes that you were there...
Lois Lane: You read my work?
Superman: Always.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Contact (#3.3)" (1995)
Superman: Even *I* can't outfly a microwave!


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Big Girls Don't Fly (#3.22)" (1996)
Superman: Emerson said, "Self-trust is the essence of heroism." Inside each of you is a hero. And so, I leave knowing that a world full of heroes has nothing to fear.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Ordinary People (#3.2)" (1995)
Lois Lane: Who is it?
Superman: Who is it? Lois, who else knocks on your third floor window?


Terror on the Midway (1942)
Superman: This *is* a job for Superman!


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Voice from the Past (#4.19)" (1997)
Superman: Well, wouldn't your father be proud. His son turned out to be as sick and deranged as he did.
Mr. Smith: Thank you.
Superman: What is it you want, Junior?
Mr. Smith: You, as my employee. You'll help rebuild Lexcorp, take out my enemies, or my garbage, whichever I want. You'll do anything I want, because you're cursed with a flaw I don't have- you can love, and you love her.


"Superman: Legacy: Part II (#3.13)" (2000)
Superman: You're first on my list!
Granny Goodness: A joke! It was only a joke, my little sugardrop!
Superman: I'm not laughing...
Granny Goodness: Now, now, don't be cross. Let Granny make everything... better...
[Shocking him with her punishment cane]
Granny Goodness: Ungrateful brat! I gave you a glorious new life, and now you turn on dear old Granny!


Superman (1948)
Perry White: [gruffly] What do you want?
Superman: [as Clark Kent] Uh... a job.
Perry White: [sarcastically] Any special kind? Or would mine do?
Superman: Well, I would like to be a reporter. I haven't had any experience in writing, but... uh...
Perry White: That should help.
Superman: Well, I have other qualifications that might be valuable.


"Young Justice: Alienated (#2.3)" (2012)
Superboy: How long will you be gone?
Superman: However long it takes, Kon-El. But we will be back, little brother.


"Challenge of the Superfriends: Invasion of the Fearians/The Demons of Exxor (#1.2)" (1978)
[last lines]
Lex Luthor: I've always got another ingenious plan up my sleeve. You'll never catch the Legion of Doom.
Superman: Maybe for now, Luthor. But we will catch you. You'll never escape justice as long as there are SuperFriends.


"Justice League: Dark Heart (#3.10)" (2004)
The Atom: [a general has just taken away a doomsday machine that nearly destroyed Earth] Amazing. Show him a weapon that destroyed its creators and every other thing it saw, and he wants to play with it. What's to stop history from repeating itself here on Earth?
Superman: We are.


"Super Friends: The Planet Splitter (#1.15)" (1973)
Superman: I left them at the circus. No doubt they're having a lot of fun right now on one of those wild rides.
[cut to the others on the spaceship]


"Superman: A Little Piece of Home (#1.5)" (1996)
Lex Luthor: As long as I have the rock, you can't stop me. But it is bothersome to have you always trying, so, the deal is this: you leave me and my operations alone, and I and my little green rock will leave you alone.
Superman: I don't make deals with criminals.
Lex Luthor: I control everything in this town, Superman, your cooperation is not really necessary. The offer was merely a courtesy.
Superman: [glaring] You will *never* control me, Luthor. Never!
[flies off]
Lex Luthor: Well, then, I guess I'll have to kill you.


"Superman: My Girl (#1.11)" (1996)
[Lana's kidnappers shoot bullets at Superman, without effect]
Superman: I guess you haven't heard about me.
Big Susan: Sure we have.
[pushes Lana out of the elevator]
Big Susan: You like to save people!


Goofy Groceries (1941)
Superman: [to the gorilla] Hey you big ape!
Gorilla: Yeah?
[Superman turns into a baby out of fright]


"Justice League: Tabula Rasa: Part II (#2.4)" (2003)
The Flash: Grab whatever you can. And watch out for the wind.
Superman: What wind?
[Superman blows a gust of air to beat back the fire]


The Death and Return of Superman (2011)
Lois Lane: Clark! Superman, everybody his name is Superman, not Clark. I love you!
Superman: How hard did I punch him? Did I punch him pretty hard?
Lois Lane: Yeah, you punched him like so hard.
Superman: Uhg.
[dies]
Lois Lane: Noooooo!


"Justice League: The Terror Beyond: Part II (#2.16)" (2003)
Superman: Everybody okay?
Solomon Grundy: Okay.
Wonder Woman: Fine.
Dr. Fate: I am unharmed.
Hawkgirl: Let's get on with this.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Whine, Whine, Whine (#2.21)" (1995)
Sharpie Lawyer: [on his courtroom philosophy] Kill! Kill! Kill!
Superman: Uh... I have to go save the world...or something.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: I'm Looking Through You (#1.4)" (1993)
Superman: You'll always be special to me, Lois.
Lois Lane: I will?
Superman: You're the first woman who ever...interviewed me.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Don't Tug on Superman's Cape (#3.6)" (1995)
Lois Lane: You gave up everything in your life, for me
Superman: Without you it wouldn't have been a life.


"Adventures of Superman: Double Trouble (#1.15)" (1952)
Superman: Well I'm sorry you missed her. I understand she's very pretty
Jimmy Olsen: Right now you're prettier then all the movie stars in the world. Golly.


"Superman: Warrior Queen (#2.24)" (1997)
Maxima: Are you refusing the royal throne of Almerac? Are you refusing... *me*?
Superman: Well... yes.
[She attacks him]


"Superman: In Brightest Day... (#3.7)" (1999)
Guardian #1: We are grateful for your help, but there is much work for you on your home planet, Green Lantern of sector 2-8-1-4.
The Green Lantern aka Kyle Rayner: No offense, but you guys can't be serious. There must be someone better suited for the job, like him.
[indicates Superman]
Guardian #1: The ring has chosen you, Kyle Rayner.
The Green Lantern aka Kyle Rayner: But I'm just an artist. I doodle in the margins of notepads, I daydream about color and form, and monster trucks. I live half my life in a fantasy world.
Superman: You sound perfect.


"Young Justice: Endgame (#2.20)" (2013)
G. Gordon Godfrey: [On TV] Well, it looks like someone's finally listening to old G. Gordon, the lone voice of reason callling for the outing of Secretary General Tseng after his diastrous alliance with the Reach. Well guess what, folks? Tseng actually resigned. You're welcome. Now, his replacement has not been officially chosen, but I think there's only one man qualifies: the man who helped save us all from the Reach's MFDs. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... Lex Luthor!
Superman: You have got to be kidding me!
Captain Atom: And on that note, I officially hand over my chairmanship of the League to you.
Black Canary: [Sarcastically] Wow, thanks so much.


"Challenge of the Superfriends: The History of Doom/The Rise and Fall of the Super Friends (#1.16)" (1978)
[last lines]
Superman: Don't bother trying to figure it out, Luthor. Sometimes, when you're on the side of justice, things just seem to go your way.