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Quotes by Robert Drake (Earth-616)

Quote1 The thing is, Ororo, I've known Scott longer than anyone. Me and Hank. We've known him forever. We were the Original X-Men. The Scott we grew up with--he would hate this. He would slap the holy crap out of the Scott we have now and he wouldn't stop slapping him. Right? Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 ''What?! No! No, absolutely not, I mean, of course not, I didn't see him leave, What? No, not leave, I mean I didn't see him at all. If I saw him leave I would have said something because no, that's just ridiculous. ... What was the question? Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 I been having nightmares doc. I mean, I've never had great dreams, not since I was a kid, but... these are different, they feel real.[...] That's just it. I'm not doing anything. Just sitting in the dark, in the snow or in the middle of the ice. The nightmare comes from what I'm feeling. Hunger.[...] Because I not hungry for food. I'm hungry for something else...[...] It's the end of the world. That's my other dream. There's nothing left. Not even me, I feel my soul breaking apart, like I'm the snow. And what scares me is that I don't care, sometimes I think I'd like to lose myself. It would be easier to disappear, become someone new , but I don't think I could even if I could. I'm not that lucky. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 There is nothing wrong with me, Wolverine. I'm exactly who I want to be. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Hercules! You sure you know what you're doing? Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Too bad we don't have a catchy assembly call! Y'know like "Champions Convene" or something! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Since when did being a mutant become a crime, friend? Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Surrender? What planet are you from?! You may be the new super-charged edition, but the day hasn't come when the X-Men can't take down one lousy sentinel! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Kill me. You have to kill me now before he-- before he regains this body. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Don't you see? This is just another test. That ark... a week ago we thought there would never be any more of us and now... that ark is 600 potential new mutants. So, maybe this place... this whole crazy Apocalypse World isn't the end, maybe it's an opportunity. An opportunity to start again. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Oh, look, you two have a cute father-daughter thing going now, huh? Or I guess more like grandfather-daughter, right? Wait... it is a grandfather-daughter thing, right? Because if it's not, that is just creepy. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Whoa! You come in different colors now? How many varieties of Hulk are available these days? Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 ...My dad's Irish-Catholic, my mom's Jewish. I was the only kid in Hebrew school who got off for St. Patrick's Day! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Funny. When you get the high-level government clearance The Defenders received after the Secret Empire Affair, people start believing whatever you tell them! I don't think I like that. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 At home I was always the baby boy -- being coddled and protected! In the X-Men, I was the weak link -- the kid who couldn't hold his own! Is it any wonder I was never sure of myself! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Right now, I kinda need some time to be alone -- and think. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Oh. Hey. Kitty. Four hours in a jet with my favorite ex-girlfriend. Yaaaay. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 C'mon, Frosty. You can do this... they're just people. No big deal. Just a conversation. Why is this so hard... Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 In a lot of ways, I envy you. You just do whatever you want, and no one can stop you. You basically stole Zach from the X-Men by saying "YOLO" in a cute suit. Yes the formalwear looks good on you. Swagger can only get you so far, Daken. We'll get our student back. Have fun festering. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Unless you people think I need to embarrass myself some more... I've got someone's ass to kick. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 We need to have a talk about the Sentinel in the room. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 An Iceman never kisses and tells. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 You're not really built for this kind of thing. Y'know what you need? Like, wings made outta knives! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 My name is Robert Drake. Iceman. I've been an X-Man, an X...Factor-ian, a Defender, a Champion (don't ask). I've been a super hero since before I was old enough to shave. I've stood side by side with the toughest, most powerful heroes in the known universe and always held my own. But today... today I need to be something more. So go ahead, call me a joke if you want. Label me the X-Man with the lamest power ever. But a man of untapped potential? Don't you dare ever call me that again! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Oh, you don't. You're not getting me to fly you to Mississippi. That "hypnotic charm" of yours only works on people who don't know about it......and that doesn't include me. Sorry, big guy. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Teamwork. You gotta love it. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Man, all those crazies we fought and Northstar gets taken down by one of our own guys. Taken down by Wolverine, for Pete's sake. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 ICEMEN... SMASH! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 My name is Bobby Drake. Iceman. I've been an X-Man, an X...Factor-ian, a Defender, a Champion (don't ask). I've been a super hero since before I was old enough to shave. I've stood side by side with the toughest, most powerful heroes in the known universe and always held my own. But today... today I need to be something more. So go ahead, call me a joke if you want. Label me the X-Man with the lamest power ever. But a man of untapped potential? Don't you dare ever call me that again! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Being grown up doesn't have to mean being endlessly morose and having fun isn't just fot five-year-olds.
No, the day I can't laugh at how ridiculous this all is, while still loving every single second of it, is the day I walk away and find a new line of work.
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--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Hey -- pointless combat is what we do best, buddy! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Save yourselves...and leave me to die...with the city...I will destroy! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Look, I'd hate to have to ice a lady, but you Avengers have obviously popped your corks! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Say "uncle," Rask, or I freeze your face! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Trust me! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Now I'll do it my way, by myself! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Then fight me without powers. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 I am pulling the most totally bizarre vibes off the others. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Well, we don't have any black holes handy right about now, so we're just gonna have to settle for beating the holy #$@%& outta him. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Scott, I don't ever say this, but you-freaking-rock! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 My name is Bobby Drake and I'm not line anyone else you've ever met. Or maybe I am. I'm a mutant. And, I guess, soon to be an X-Man. Whatever that is. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Oh... sorry! Was that cold? Just be glad it wasn't Wolverine giving you the wake-up call! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Whatever it is, we can handle it. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Ridin' an iceboard is a blast too...but I don't make a federal case out of it! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Just the three of us... against a joker with the power to knock down a mountain! Whatever happened to the weak villains... like Magneto and the Sentinels? Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Was a time people laughed at my jokes. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Wake up, Lorna! They're Sentinels! If they don't want to fight us now, it's so they can do something worse to us later! Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Oh man! That was like pulling myself up by my bootstraps -- after knitting the boots out of my own guts. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Dr. Cecilia Reyes, you can call me Iceman. I'm one of the X-Men... and I'm here to rescue you. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)
Quote1 Just remember, scared can also mean dangerous, especially since he's likely not in control of his powers right now. Quote2
--Robert Drake (Earth-616)

Conversations with Robert Drake (Earth-616)

Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Iceman
I need you to chill out!
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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 1.6 Textless
Spider-Man
"Chill out"?
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Iceman
I'm sorry. It was the best I had on a moment's notice!
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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #3
Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
C'mon, Hank, do you have to watch that opera?
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Henry McCoy (Earth-616) from A + X Vol 1 7 001
Hank
Shhh -- Kirite Kanawa's about to make her entrance. I thought you were into music, Bobby.
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
I am -- but the Stevie Ray Vaughn concert starts any minute on MTV!
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Henry McCoy (Earth-616) from A + X Vol 1 7 001
Hank
Fear not -- I'm taping that -- And the Ansel Adams tribute for Warren AND "Dynasty" for Dolly and Cloud -- Isn't modern science wonderful?
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Defenders #141
Leyu Yoshida (Earth-616) from Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 392
Sunpyre
Do not touch me. Let us not pretend that we share bonds that we both know are non-existent.
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Iceman (Bobby Drake)
She's Sunfire's sister, alright...!
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Uncanny X-Men #404

Annie Ghazikhanian
Everyone thinks Northstar and I are dating, even though he's openly homosexual..
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Iceman (Bobby Drake)
Northstar is gay?
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Annie Ghazikhanian
Oh, you're kidding me. You didn't know? How could you not know?
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Uncanny X-Men #425
Henry McCoy (Earth-616) from A + X Vol 1 7 001
Hank
Just tell me... why are we bothering? She doesn't need to be taught to control her powers! She's got plenty of control!
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby, discussing helping Boom Boom.
Of her powers, yeah! But not the slightest shred of self-control!
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Iceman (Bobby)
Listen, Boom-Boom! X-Factor isn't what you think it is! We have a place where mutants can come and be safe and learn to use their powers... ...where they won't have to live on the streets or rely on villains or thievery....
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Tabitha Smith (Earth-616) and James Howlett (Earth-616) from Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 517 0001
Boom-Boom
I heard about a school in Westchester... I tried to go there but they ignored me an'...an' scared me...an'... -sniff-
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Iceman (Bobby)
Yeah! That place used to be good, but now... Look, we're not like that! You'll love it with us!
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Henry McCoy (Earth-616) from A + X Vol 1 7 001
Beast (Hank) (mocking sing-song)
"You'll love it with us!"
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Iceman (Bobby)
Cut it out, Hank! She needs us! There's a couple of kids a little older than you and a couple younger, already! Please come...?
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Tabitha Smith (Earth-616) and James Howlett (Earth-616) from Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 517 0001
Boom-Boom
If you want me to! Gosh, I can't remember the last time somebody asked me please...!
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X-Factor #12
Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
Hey, Vera, ya got any Mercedes Sosa albums? She's terrific in expressing the plight of the peasant class under totalitarian oppression!
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Henry McCoy (Earth-616) from A + X Vol 1 7 001
Hank (to himself)
I'm going insane! That must be it!
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Vera
Sure, Bobby! Just come by the store sometime! I give a special discount to politically-aware mutants!
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X-Factor #2
Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
So am I a silver-tongued devil or what?
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Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 514 page 00 - Scott Summers (Earth-616) - B
Scott
What is it with you, Bobby? You actually like talking to those fool reporters?
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
Yeah, I do. You're lucky somebody does.
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X-Factor #29
Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
What is it?
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Jean Grey (Earth-616)
Jean
Ground sensors, Bobby! If we walk through the compound, the vibrations of our footsteps will set them off!
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
So what do we do now?
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Jean Grey (Earth-616)
Jean
Just hold on and I'll levitate us across the grounds!
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
So why didn't you just float us over the fence?!
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Jean Grey (Earth-616)
Jean
I was showing off!
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
Oh.
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X-Factor #3
Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
Regardless of the method, you can't deny that we've accomplished a lot! We've saved at least two young mutants from an unbearable existence and taught them to use their powers wisely! Why don't you ask Rusty and Arthur how they feel about our set-up?
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Henry McCoy (Earth-616) from A + X Vol 1 7 001
Hank
She has a valid argument, Bobby. Besides -- we all know that you'll do anything to keep from returning to your job as an accountant!
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
Izzat so? Is everyone gettin' cold feet around here except the Iceman?
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X-Factor #5

Opal Tanaka
Everyone should learn a foreign language, Bobby. It broadens the mind.
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
I'm from Long Island, sweetheart. English is hard enough all by itself.
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X-Factor #65
En Sabah Nur (Earth-616) from Ultra X-Men (Trading Cards) 1994 0001
Apocalypse
You've had your fun, X-Factor -- your final fleeting moment of glory -- now it's time for you all to DIE!
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
Yeah. Right. Sure. So what else is new? Better'n' you have tried, buster, but we're still here and still fighting!
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X-Factor #68
Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
Boy, I feel like someone's playing head games with me today. I thought that pile of junk was a lot bigger when we walked in.
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Warren Worthington III (Earth-616) from Excalibur Vol 3 11 0001
Warren
Oh, it's still big! It's just moved around... a lot.
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X-Men: First Class Finals #2
Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
Nah, you're my main nerd.
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Henry McCoy (Earth-616) from A + X Vol 1 7 001
Hank
Is this what the cool kids do?
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Bobby
I have no idea what cool kids do.
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X-Men First Class Vol 2 #4
Henry McCoy (Earth-616) from A + X Vol 1 7 001
Beast
You don't have to be so protective.
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Iceman
Sure, I do. You're curious, Hank. I'm the man in the yellow hat. That's our relationship.
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X-Men Unlimited #10

Zelda
What a groovy poem! And it's in free verse!
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Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Iceman -- about Bernard's poetry
It hadda be! Nobody'd be nutty enough to pay'im for it!
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X-Men #31
Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Iceman
Women... bless their gentle souls... are so understanding! Full of sugar and spice and everything nice!
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Henry McCoy (Earth-616) from A + X Vol 1 7 001
Beast
And forgiving, too! Especially forgiving!!!
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X-Men #47
Robert Drake (Earth-616) from Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 1 001
Iceman
I see that blow on the head didn't damage your talent for big words! I was kind of hoping it had!
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Henry McCoy (Earth-616) from A + X Vol 1 7 001
Beast
Big words? I haven't the slightest glimmer of comprehension as to the significance of that obtuse reference!
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X-Men #53