Deus Ex (2000 Video Game)
Walton Simons: You take another step forward and here I am again, like your own reflection in a hall of mirrors.
JC Denton: That makes me one ugly son of a bitch.
Bob Page: Your appointment with FEMA should be finalized within the week. I've already discussed the matter with the Senator.
Walton Simons: I take it he was agreeable?
Bob Page: He didn't really have a choice.
Walton Simons: Has he been infected?
Bob Page: Oh yes. Most certainly. When I mentioned we could put him on the priority list for the Ambrosia vaccine, he was so willing it was almost pathetic.
Walton Simons: This plague... the rioting is intensifying to the point where we may not be able to contain it.
Bob Page: Why contain it? Let it spill over the schools and churches, let the bodies pile up in the streets. In the end they'll beg us to save them.
Walton Simons: I've received reports of armed attacks on shipments. There's not enough vaccine to go around, and the underclasses are starting to get desperate.
Bob Page: Of course they're desperate; they can smell their deaths, and the sound they'll make rattling their cages will serve as a warning to the rest.
Walton Simons: Mmm. I hope you're not underestimating the problem. Intelligence suggest they're behind the problems in Paris.
Bob Page: Bunch of pretentious old men playing at running the world. But the world left them behind long ago. We are the future.
Walton Simons: We have other problems.
Bob Page: UNATCO?
Walton Simons: Formed by executive order after the strike on the Statue. I have someone in place though. I'm more concerned about Savage. He's relocated to Vandenberg.
Bob Page: Our biochem corpus is far in advance of theirs, as is our electronic sentience, and their 'ethical inflexibility' has allowed us to make progress in areas they refuse to consider.
Walton Simons: The augmentation project?
Bob Page: Among others. But, I must admit, I've been somewhat disappointed with the performance of the primary unit.
Walton Simons: The secondary unit should be online soon. It's currently undergoing preparations and should be operational within six months. If necessary, the primary will be terminated.
Bob Page: We've had to endure much, you and I, but soon there will be order again. A new age. Aquinas spoke of the mythical city on the hill, soon that city will be real and we will be crowned its kings. Or, better than kings... Gods!
Bob Page: Soon, I will become pure energy. I will burn like the brightest star.
JC Denton: You're gonna burn, all right.
JC Denton: You've got ten seconds to beat it before I add you to the list of NSF casualties.
JC Denton: You mechs may have copper wiring to re-route your fear of pain, but I've got nerves of steel.
JC Denton: [to a guest in a French hostel] How are the drinks here?
Various Characters: Great, if you like rat piss.
JC Denton: Never tried it.
MJ12 Trooper: Two words: New York City
Anna Navarre: Are you sure you pressed the right button?
Gunther Hermann: I do not make mistakes of that kind.
Anna Navarre: Your hand might have slipped.
Gunther Hermann: No. I wanted orange. It gave me lemon-line.
Anna Navarre: The machine would not make a mistake.
Gunther Hermann: It's the maintenance man. He knows I like orange.
Anna Navarre: So you think the staff has some kind of plot...
Gunther Hermann: Yes. They do that on purpose.
Walton Simons: What an expensive mistake you turned out to be.
[Join Illuminati ending]
Morgan Everett: I trust you've been able to find yourself a place within the organization?
JC Denton: I'm personally overseeing the distribution of the vaccine, but it'll still take months to restore the infrastructure - we'll have to arrange for additional food distribution and security in Paris... maybe New York as well.
Morgan Everett: All through the proper intermediaries, of course.
JC Denton: Intermediaries?
Morgan Everett: We have a great number of... agencies, who in turn operate other agencies. Boxes stacked one in another. They'll need to be reactivated, but we never touch anything directly. We only influence. Suggest. Insinuate.
JC Denton: The world must know by now, Everett. What we've done.
Morgan Everett: Know what? Only that the long night is over. The crown of government is tarnished - but that will fade in time. The riots, a fever dream; the plague, a horrible nightmare; and like everything else that's happened such things will only be dimly remembered upon waking to their normal lives. In the end, all sins are forgiven. Even yours.
JC Denton: What about the Constructor... and Helios?
Morgan Everett: Do you really think they're ready for that? After everything you've seen, everything you've done?
JC Denton: [long pause] No. Not yet.
Morgan Everett: But soon. We have made our own mistakes, became insulated from the world we sought to control. And whatever they may think, the night is far from over. But that will change, and you will help us change even as we teach you. This time - this time we will do it right.
JC Denton: And who are we? Who are we really?
Morgan Everett: We are the Invisible Hand. We are the Illuminati. We come before and after. We are forever. And eventually... eventually we will lead them into the day.
UNATCO troop 1: Don't you know what a philanthropist is?
UNATCO troop 2: Yeah, like Nietzche.
UNATCO troop 1: No, a philanthropist. Giving to charity.
UNATCO troop 2: Oh.
[J.C. is about to rescue a hostage that Page is using as a bargaining chip]
JC Denton: Do you think I made the right decision to rescue Savage's daughter?
Sam Carter: Absolutely. Never negotiate with a terrorist.
JC Denton: Tiffany could lose her life.
Sam Carter: *Never* negotiate. You'll just encourage more acts of terror.
Gunther Hermann: Again they ignore me. Again they think they have a better punishment for a traitor than a shotgun to the head.
Gunther Hermann: [to JC Denton] I see you, a thief on the roof. My new satellite link has both infrared and the x-ray spectrum. I see your heart beating. I see you are afraid.
Gunther Hermann: [to JC Denton] Yes. Obey your new masters. Come to me...
Walton Simons: All in all, you weren't a bad experiment. You will be the last prototype we have to discard.
Walton Simons: [Simons is interrogating an NSF Prisoner] You will confess, by the way. I don't like to dirty my hands with that sort of thing, but you will confess.
NSF Prisoner: Leave me alone.
Walton Simons: If you wanted to save people, you could have unloaded the whole shipment in Manhattan. Why the airlift?
NSF Prisoner: You said it yourself; secrets are power.
Walton Simons: We have less civilized ways of making you talk. I am a patient man.
NSF Prisoner: Ask me if I care.
Walton Simons: But not that patient.
[Simons shoots the NSF Prisoner dead]
Bob Page: All right. I get the picture. You want a piece of the pie, or you're going to toss the whole pie out the window. Fair enough. You can have anything you want. How about Europe? Your own continent... Just let me complete my preparations!
JC Denton: I know your UNATCO killphrase: Laputan machine.
Gunther Hermann: I am not a mach...
JC Denton: Sticks and stones.
Walton Simons: You can't begin synthesizing the vaccine without a universal constructor, and don't think we're going to just leave one lying around. Not after you blew up the one in Hong Kong.
JC Denton: I was never properly trained in its operation.
JC Denton: Has martial law hurt business?
Bartender, Club la porte de l'enfer: Hurt business? HURT BUSINESS? You can't even ride the metro! How are people supposed to go to a club if they can't ride the metro?
JC Denton: I came through the sewers.
Bartender, Club la porte de l'enfer: Like a stinking rat. That's all we get here - stinking rats. Or the Gestapo. And THEY want free drinks.
Dr. Jaime Reyes: JC! You escaped? Is that what the lockdown's about?
JC Denton: I forgot to give Manderly my resignation.
JC Denton: Excuse me, but I don't believe I know your name.
Walton Simons: We aren't ready for an introduction. Not yet.
Morgan Everett: In the end, all sins are forgiven. Even yours.
JC Denton: What good's an honest soldier if he can be ordered to behave like a terrorist?
JC Denton: General Carter...
Sam Carter: We've been through that soldier; just Carter.
Various Characters: [warning J.C. about suspicious action inside a high-security zone of a corporate science facility] If you cause any problems, your security clearance will be cancelled without warning, and the guards won't wait to ask questions.
JC Denton: [sarcastically] Yes sir, I won't get in anyone's way.
Bob Page: [Last Words] I gave you life! I...
Anna Navarre: We had such hopes for you and your brother. It appears you are not as loyal as we expected.
JC Denton: Loyalty to what Simons and agents like you have made of UNATCO - I would rather die.
Anna Navarre: We are thinking the same thought.
[Navarre cocks her gun]
Anna Navarre: .
Gunther Hermann: [to JC Denton] You are a small, prowling mouse... and dumb like a mouse! You keep coming, like you forget about Agent Navarre. I remember Agent Navarre. I remember for everyone.
Bob Page: You were just a prototype, Denton, a prototype for me!
Bob Page: In case you were wondering, Helios intercepted your transmission; we accessed the Ocean Lab computers ourselves, which means our UCs will be operational shortly.
JC Denton: Meanwhile, we will be manufacturing a cure to the virus.
Bob Page: A cure? A cure! Do you have any idea how easy it will be for me to make a new virus? All I have to do is find a very large prime number and multiply.
JC Denton: And all we have to do is crack the code.
Bob Page: Mathematically unlikely. As are your chances of leaving the Ocean Lab, by the way.
JC Denton: You're next, Page. Your greatest strength was secrecy, but now we know everything, including your present location.
Bob Page: Always the optimist. You would need an army to attack me at Area 51, and pretty soon - if the missile is accurate - your "X-51" will be a thin, gray smudge where Vandenberg used to be.
[last lines for the "Helios" ending]
JC Denton: [after merging with Helios] We have grown, but there is still much to be done. Many live in the darkness that must be shown the way. For it is the dawning of a new day.
Scientist: I've never seen a more perfect example of gonzo science.