Our list of the best quotes from Netflix’s superhero series created by Steven S. DeKnight, based on the comic book series of the same by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. Jupiter’s Legacy follows the first generation of superheroes, led by Sheldon Sampson (Josh Duhamel), who have kept the world safe for nearly a century. Now their children must live up to their legacy.
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1. By Dawn’s Early Light'Service, compassion, mercy, those are the words we live by. That is our Code, and it's the most important thing in the world.' - Sheldon Sampson (Jupiter's Legacy) Click To Tweet
Sheldon Sampson: You used your powers, Chloe.
Young Chloe: He was the bad guy. We’re supposed to get the bad guy.
Sheldon Sampson: We have these powers for a reason. And with great power comes…
Young Chloe: Great responsibility.
Sheldon Sampson: No. Well, yeah.
Sheldon Sampson: Look, you have to care. You have to care about people. You have to care about everything. You have to know that… Look, it’s easier to hurt people, to get angry, to even kill people.
Sheldon Sampson: The bad guys are people too. So what do we do? We stop them, and we lock them up. But we do not let our anger get the best of us. Service, compassion, mercy, those are the words we live by. That is our Code, and it’s the most important thing in the world.
'All your life, you try to build something. Try to build it bigger, better, faster. Build a legacy. Then, one day, it turns out you've been building your own box, and you're the one inside of it.' - (Jupiter's Legacy) Click To Tweet
Robber: Yoh, Blondie, get the hell out of the street. We’re robbing this b**ch.
Iron Orchid: No. I’m robbing this b**ch.
Iron Orchid: [to Brandon] Trust me on this one, kid. Just fly away. Last thing you need is to be trending on social media after I whoop your a**. Not a good look. Oh, and what would daddy think?
Blackstar: Somebody’s screwing with you. Check that thing’s a** for a “made in China.” No way that’s me. A cheap knockoff.
Grace Sampson: How do you know?
Blackstar: Because I would’ve swallowed your baby boy whole and s**t him out in pieces.
Blackstar: [referring to Brandon] Oh, I see how it is. Rules don’t apply when it’s your kid doing the killing?
Sheldon Sampson: Get him out of here!
Blackstar: Double standards don’t look good on you, pal! That’s some screwed-up s**t! You think people ain’t going to notice? I got a fan club, a**hole!
Reporter: The latest option poll suggests seventy-eight percent of Americans support your son’s execution of a supervillain. Do you think your old-fashioned ideas of just tossing them in prison is becoming a threat to public safety?
Sheldon Sampson: If that’s true, seventy-eight percent of my fellow Americans need to think about what kind of a country they want to live in. Lethal force without due process is not justice.
Sheldon Sampson: [to Brandon] Everything you do is a reflection on this family. We have to be the ideal. You have to be the ideal.
Sheldon Sampson: Stop lowering yourself every time somebody pi**es you off. Be better.
Brandon Sampson: My friends were dead. I had to make a choice between Blackstar and you. I chose you, dad. And I’d choose you every time. Wouldn’t you do the same?
3. Painting the Clouds With Sunshine'Life happened. And then it stopped.' - George Hutchence (Jupiter's Legacy) Click To Tweet
Jack Frost: Do you mind telling us why we’re not backing you up on this heist? If you’re pulling a Phil Collins, I swear…
Hutch: Phil Collins?
Jack Frost: Going solo. Ditching us like he left Genesis.
Grabriela: Who’s Genesis?
Hutch: Here we go.
Jack Frost: What was it like when Beyoncé left Destiny’s Child?
Jacinda: Good for Beyoncé, not so much for the others.
Jack Frost: He’s pulling a Beyoncé.
Hutch: Actually, I prefer the classics. Brunettes, Shirelles.
Jack Frost: This is how it starts. You do one gig alone. It goes well.
Grabriela: Yeah, and then you realize you don’t need us anymore.
Cuthbert: Good morning, sir. I trust you slept well?
George Hutchence: Oh, like a drunk baby in his mama’s arms.
Cuthbert: The way God intended, sir.
George Hutchence: Are you being cheeky, Cuthbert? Was that cheek?
Cuthbert: All tongue and lips, I assure you, sir.
Cuthbert: The chef has prepared ninety-nine eggs, boiled to varying degrees, exactly as you like them. Which will it be today, sir?
George Hutchence: Let’s go with a number seventy-two.
4. All the Devils Are Here'This is your life. And in it, you got to do what feels right. You do. Not something other people just think you should be doing.' - Nick of Time (Jupiter's Legacy) Click To Tweet
Nick of Time: When did you decide to say screw it to being a hero?
Chloe Sampson: What?
Nick of Time: I mean, look at you. You’re the daughter of the Utopian and Lady Liberty, and you’re doing your own thing. I mean, was it hard to turn your back on all that?
Chloe Sampson: Sorry, it’s just most people, they want to talk about my mom or my dad. Dudes especially have a real hard-on for my mom.
Nick of Time: Yeah, well, I’m not trying to get into your mom’s pants. Or your dad’s.
Nick of Time: [referring to Janna] I thought she was your friend.
Chloe Sampson: Yeah, when we were kids. I grew up. She didn’t.
Janna: What if a mine caves in or another Blackstar comes out of nowhere? We could get the call anytime.
Jay: That’s what the geriatrics are for, Sugar and Spice.
Sierra: What were you doing when I was getting my goddamn teeth knocked out?
Chloe Sampson: Not getting mine knocked out, like a complete fool.
Sheldon Sampson: Sometimes I feel like I’m at odds with the whole world.
Sheldon Sampson: I decided right then and there, that if nothing was going to numb the disappointment and the betrayal, that I was going to go in a different direction. I was going to reverse the sins of my father by being everything that he was not.
Hobbs: By being good.
Sheldon Sampson: Look, he needs to see that there are consequences to his actions.
Grace Sampson: This isn’t a lesson. This is a punishment.
Sheldon Sampson: Since when are those two things mutually exclusive?
'If it's meant to be, it's meant to be. Otherwise, what's the use?' - George Hutchence (Jupiter's Legacy) Click To Tweet
Sheldon Sampson: He needs to learn about responsibility and accountability. We’re not just raising a son.
Grace Sampson: Yeah, well, we’re also raising a human being. Sometimes, I just, I think that you forget that those two things aren’t mutually exclusive.
Walter Sampson: How you holding up?
Brandon Sampson: I wish everyone would stop asking me that question. I’m fine.
Walter Sampson: Well, your tone indicates otherwise.
6. Cover Her Face
Captain Borges: I’ve slipped passengers through English blockades. I’ve evaded privateers past the Rum Lines in the Gulf of Mexico. If it can be done in a ship, I am the man to do it. But this, this I will not do.
George Hutchence: You lot still fancy the Earth is flat? Believe you’ll sail off the edge and all that?
Captain Borges: I believe in two things, what I can see and what I can touch.
Sheldon Sampson: [offers him a bag of money] Okay. Well, touch that.
Captain Borges: I am intrigued, but I am not touched.
Walter Sampson: [offers a thick wad of cash] Does that break it? Or can we please all just go ahead and shoot each other?
Captain Borges: Now I am touched.
Fitz Small: You ever read Lovecraft?
Grace Sampson: That crazy nut from Providence?
Fitz Small: He’s got these stories about ancient gods, monsters living under the sea.
Grace Sampson: If I spot one tentacle splashing around, then I’m swimming home.
Fitz Small: You and me both.
Brandon Sampson: But it never stops, mom, the hate, people killing each other for no reason. What good is setting an example if no one ever follows it?
Grace Sampson: Because it’s the right thing. Remember that.
Walter Sampson: [referring going into clone Blackstar’s mind] I’m the only one who can do it. It’s the only way to find out who’s behind all this.
Raikou: What do you want, dad?
Walter Sampson: I need a favor.
Raikou: A favor? For you, a million a day, plus expenses. Or you could find someone else. Oh, wait. There is no one else.
Walter Sampson: A million a day, plus expenses.
Sheldon Sampson: [referring to the visions of his dead father] You know, I think he was trying to test me. Making sure that I was worthy, that we were worthy.
Richard Conrad: Worthy of what?
Sheldon Sampson: From whatever’s out there, waiting for us on that island.
Richard Conrad: You have no idea what I lost when that ship went down.
Sheldon Sampson: No. No, I don’t. But I’ve learned that there’s a terrible gift to loss. Which leaves nothing left to lose, which means you have everything to gain.
8. How it All Ends
Reporter: [over radio] This morning, there are reports of another sighting. Where did these six extraordinary super-beings come from? No one knows. But thank God they’re American!
Walter Sampson: I don’t know why you keep insisting on meeting in public places. Eventually, someone’s going to recognize us.
Sheldon Sampson: Ah, you worry too much.
Walter Sampson: Yeah, because you don’t worry at all.
Sheldon Sampson: [to Walter] I just want you to know that no matter how close George and I are, it’ll never touch the bond that we have, alright?
Hutch: All I know is there are parts of both of our lives we don’t want mixing.
Chloe Sampson: The son of the world’s greatest supervillain, and the daughter of the greatest hero. How did we ever think that s**t was going to work?
Sheldon Sampson: [to Brandon] Skyfox felt like the Code held him back. He felt like he could do more for the nation without it. We had so many discussions about it in these very halls. Discussions that rang hollow because he ended up breaking the Code anyway. That was the beginning of the end for Skyfox and the Union, and he became our worst enemy. I can’t lose you like I lost George. I can’t.