Battle Phrases - Which ones have stood the test of time?

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Posted by MrUnknown (1727 posts) - - Show Bio

  Everybody knows the famous battle phrases such as the Thing’s "It's clobberin' time!" and the Human Torch’s "Flame on!" These have been constants for the characters and are about just as well known as the articulator’s themselves.

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Not too many others have had as much success. Remember when Luke Cage used to say “Sweet Christmas?” The last time he said it was during Secret Invasion but it

wasn’t the real Power Man. It was a Skrull. 

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I admit "Sweet Christmas" would sound a bit cheesy today, but not any less than what the Thing and Human Torch say. Then, could it be that Luke Cage was threatened by Santa to stop using his phrase?

Still some other phrases really wouldn’t have any place anymore. For example, in the early days of the X-men, both Wolverine and Colossus had their own phrases too. Wolverine used to say “What the flamin’” whenever he was in battle. This might have been characteristic of the times where people didn’t exercise their bitter tongue as often. Now, if he continued to use such a phrase he would be a joke and no one would take him seriously.

Colossus is another who’s phrase seems to have been outdated. An annunciation of his phrase, “By the white wolf”, would leave most to believe him to be experiencing hallucinations and would try to put him in a mental institution. There would certainly be none of the fast ball specials because no one would want to be thrown by a guy thought to be experiencing hallucinations.

Which phrases do you think should make a comeback in modern continuity or which should be abolished? Which are your favorites?  

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#1 Posted by Caligula (12660 posts) - - Show Bio

hulk smash

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#2 Posted by Mercy_ (94928 posts) - - Show Bio

Have at thee.

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#3 Posted by stuamerica (335 posts) - - Show Bio

SPOOOON

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#4 Edited by awesomex (100 posts) - - Show Bio

Nothing can stop the Juggernaut", "I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!" or What are you going to do when Hulkamania runs wild on you?
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#5 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
Avengers Assemble?

@The Dark Huntress said:
" Have at thee. "

I like it. It never gets old :)
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#6 Posted by Mercy_ (94928 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheGoldenOne said:
" Avengers Assemble?

@The Dark Huntress said:
" Have at thee. "

I like it. It never gets old :) "
I'd like to have at him >_>
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#7 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
" @TheGoldenOne said:
" Avengers Assemble?

@The Dark Huntress said:
" Have at thee. "

I like it. It never gets old :) "
I'd like to have at him >_> "
LOL. You and every female that has seen the film.
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#8 Edited by Mercy_ (94928 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheGoldenOne said:

" @The Dark Huntress said:

" @TheGoldenOne said:
" Avengers Assemble?

@The Dark Huntress said:
" Have at thee. "

I like it. It never gets old :) "
I'd like to have at him >_> "
LOL. You and every female that has seen the film. "
Hey, I wanted him long before the film came out. My fight for Beardy Thor has been well documented. 
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#9 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

Avengers Assemble - Avengers

Shazam! - Captain Marvel
I am the Law - Judge Dredd

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#10 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress:Come to think of it, I have seen your posts about Beardy Thor. lol  Well, Beardy or Beardless, Thor is always awesome ^__^
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#11 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23389 posts) - - Show Bio

Morrison often has Batman say "Ready When You Are" before someone gets ****ing owned.

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#12 Posted by SC (18222 posts) - - Show Bio
PREPARE TO GET ROCKED B*$&%^'s 
PREPARE TO GET ROCKED B*$&%^'s 
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#13 Posted by MrUnknown (1727 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha. Lots of awesome ones I forgot about and didn't know about.

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#14 Posted by MutenRoshi (881 posts) - - Show Bio
Comic Book Heroes 1975 - Topps Sticker
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#15 Posted by renchamp (7938 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sad Garrison Kane never got big, but I am glad his catch phrase died. "Get. Into. The. Groove." Why it was written like that I'll never know.

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#16 Edited by karrob (4305 posts) - - Show Bio

Imperius Rex

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#17 Posted by Hoarderofhilarity (322 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm the biggest dickhead in the world - Iron Man

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#18 Posted by MrUnknown (1727 posts) - - Show Bio
@Hoarderofhilarity: Yeah right!
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#19 Posted by Caligula (12660 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm the Goddamn Batman!

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#21 Posted by Hoarderofhilarity (322 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah I sense an ironman fan shall we sparr.

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#22 Posted by ssejllenrad (13112 posts) - - Show Bio

I have the poweeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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#23 Posted by Thor's hammmer (7186 posts) - - Show Bio

Imperius rex!  
For Asgard!
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#24 Posted by Hoarderofhilarity (322 posts) - - Show Bio

OK how about a universal one "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" 

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#25 Posted by MrUnknown (1727 posts) - - Show Bio
@Hoarderofhilarity: lol that went out of the screen XD
 Also, "Yes!"
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#26 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7703 posts) - - Show Bio

"By the bright lady !" or "By the Goddess !"

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Up Up and away and I told you so