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.'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
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1. By Dawn’s Early Light
'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
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.
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?
Sheldon Sampson: [referring to his phone lock] How do you know my code?
Grace Sampson: We’ve been married for sixty years. You don’t get to have secrets.
Sheldon Sampson: Oh, that’s disturbing.
Sheldon Sampson: [referring to Chloe] She needs to hear it, Grace.
Grace Sampson: Honey, she’s not going to hear it. Your heart is in the right place. It’s just not her place, you know? At least, not right now.
Sheldon Sampson: [referring to Brandon] Yeah, well, if he plans on taking this over someday, he’s got to do more than learn. He’s got to become.
Grace Sampson: Okay, relax, Yoda. You’re not going anywhere. He’s got time.
Sheldon Sampson: Time is not the problem.
Sheldon Sampson: [referring to Brandon] He’s way too emotional. He’s distracted. He’s not even close to being ready. Maybe he never will be.
Brandon Sampson: What was dad like when he was younger? Before he got his powers, I mean.
Walter Sampson: Shel, he was, you know, he didn’t have a care in the world. Nothing ever rattled the b****rd.
Chester Sampson: [flashback to 1929] Walt, we get it. You’re the glass half empty guy. Every company needs one of those to keep feet nailed to the ground. But sometimes you got to have faith. You’ve got to step off that ledge if you’re ever going to soar.
Chester Sampson: Walt, it’s not about the board, or the Fed, or Irving Fisher. It’s about people, Walt. It’s about family.
Grace Sampson: I mean, can my man cook, or can my man cook?
Brandon Sampson: Looks great, dad.
Sheldon Sampson: Come on. It’s Sunday dinner It’s not the Last Supper. Let’s lower our expectations.
Sheldon Sampson: Don’t you ever talk like that in my house.
Chloe Sampson: “My house, my rules, my Code.” I didn’t ask to be your daughter. And I sure as s**t didn’t ask for your gifts.
Sheldon Sampson: Those gifts are not for you, Chloe. Those gifts are meant for people who are less fortunate than you.
Chloe Sampson: Everyone’s more fortunate than me because they don’t have you as their dad.
Brandon Sampson: [referring to Sheldon] Why do you talk to him like that?
Chloe Sampson: Are you seriously sticking up for him? Oh. Of course you are. You are his perfect little shadow.
Chloe Sampson: He’s a myth. He’s a myth. Dad knows that he should have been there for us when we were younger but won’t admit it, because it’s not the ideal.
Brandon Sampson: Someone still has to stand for something.
Chloe Sampson: No one can live up to the great Utopian, Brandon. Not even dad.
Brandon Sampson: You know what? You’re just jealous that he picked me instead of you.
Chloe Sampson: I am not jealous, Brandon. I am sorry that you think you have to carry a hundred and twenty years of his bulls**t so daddy will love you again. You don’t.
Walter Sampson: [referring to Grace] She hasn’t changed since the day I met her.
Sheldon Sampson: Yeah, thank God some things stay the same.
Walter Sampson: [referring to Brandon] That boy idolizes you.
Sheldon Sampson: He’s stubborn and thick-headed.
Walter Sampson: Apple fell right next to you, didn’t it?
Sheldon Sampson: Yeah, I guess so.
Barry Bishop: I swear, your pop and the original members of the Union resent us because they had to go through the worst s**t imaginable to get their powers.
Brandon Sampson: I’ve heard this story a thousand times. I mean, you’re right. It’s not our fault we were born into this.
Barry Bishop: Yeah. Then why accept the punishment?
Barry Bishop: I’m just saying, look at everything you’ve missed out on trying to impress your dad. And what’s it gotten you? In the meantime, you’re not living your life. You’re definitely not enjoying the moment.
Chester Sampson: 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. Everything ends up in a box, Shel.
Sheldon Sampson: [referring to George] You ever thought about why he did it?
Walter Sampson: I know why he did it. He’s insane.
Sheldon Sampson: No. He was a good man.
Walter Sampson: He’s a terrorist, Sheldon. He took the vice president hostage.
Sheldon Sampson: He thought he was doing the right thing.
Walter Sampson: Yeah, so did Charles Manson.
2. Paper and Stone
'Fear is a part of everything. But so is getting through it.' - Grace Sampson (Jupiter's Legacy) Click To Tweet
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?
Sheldon Sampson: You’re going to be here long after I’m gone. And one day, God willing, you’re going to be the Utopian. And every evil you can imagine is going to rise up against you, against mankind, and not for justice, for vengeance. And in those moments, the only thing that you will have to guide you is the Code. It has to stand, Brandon, even if we fall.
Sheldon Sampson: Killing is never the answer.
Brandon Sampson: Why don’t you tell that to my friends we’re burying?
Fitz Small: So you stayed, and you fought?
Petra Small: Yeah, I got a couple of hits in, but…
Fitz Small: I’m not talking about fighting Blackstar. I’m talking about fighting through the fear.
Petra Small: It wasn’t enough.
Fitz Small: It never is.
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.
Jane: Where have you been?
George Hutchence: Oh, here, there, everywhere the mood takes me.
Walter Sampson: Except where you’re needed.
George Hutchence: Is something chewing on your shorts, Walter? Let’s be out with it, hmm? Insinuation’s bad for the digestion.
George Hutchence: Don’t get all soggy on me. Sheldon will be just fine.
Walter Sampson: How would you know?
George Hutchence: Because it is all about the attitude, chum. Chin up, eyes forward. Paint the clouds with sunshine.
George Hutchence: You’re grieving. You’ll get past this.
Sheldon Sampson: Have you? Have you? I’ve known you my whole life, and you’ve barely said two words about your parents, about what happened to them.
George Hutchence: Well, life happened. And then it stopped.
Sheldon Sampson: Life happened, and then it stopped. That’s it?
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.
Chloe Sampson: You got powers?
Nick of Time: Yeah. I thought you knew. I’m Nick. You know, Nick of Time?
Chloe Sampson: Oh, my God. That is so bad.
Nick of Time: Yeah, well, I’m working on that name.
Sheldon Sampson: You wouldn’t happen to have seen this place?
John Ducarmont: What, a windmill? S**t, you throw a rock with your eyes closed, you’re likely to hit one.
Sheldon Sampson: No. No, this windmill’s got three blades missing.
Sheldon Sampson: Yeah, I got a brother. I had a gal that I was supposed to marry, but that was before things went sideways.
John Ducarmont: I don’t mean to speak out of turn, but maybe you ought to get back to them. Folks like that, they provide a comfort. Keep you upright, you know, when all you want to do is lay down, call the fight.
5. What’s the Use?
'If it's meant to be, it's meant to be. Otherwise, what's the use?' - George Hutchence (Jupiter's Legacy) Click To Tweet 'Reality always wins out, no matter how profoundly we rail against it.' - Hobbs (Jupiter's Legacy) Click To Tweet
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?
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.
Brandon Sampson: What would you have done, Uncle Walt?
Walter Sampson: I’m not as strong as you, or your dad. No one is.
Brandon Sampson: That’s not an answer.
Walter Sampson: Yeah, because honestly, I don’t have one. All I know is we’re here. You made a decision. We’re here. Nothing can change that.
Walter Sampson: Can we just skip being an a**hole? Get to it, Barnabas.
Barnabas: Don’t make me turn your clothes to steam, Walter. Nobody needs to see your sad little Schwanz.
Barnabas: Everyone, please stand back. Unless you’re keen on having your reproductive organs irradiated.
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.
Grace Sampson: We need to be better than they are, Jay. Now more than ever.
Jay: Maybe. Maybe that’s how it used to be. But now it’s about not getting killed. What’s the Union going to do about that?
Grace Sampson: It’s not as black and white as it used to be.
Janna: Well, isn’t that even more of a reason to stick to the Code, to help make things right?
Captain Borges: This is a ship, Mr. Hutchence. Water comes with the bargain.
Grace Sampson: Yeah, but it’s usually on the outside, isn’t it?
7. Omnes Pro Uno
'There's a terrible gift to loss. Which leaves nothing left to lose, which means you have everything to gain.' - Sheldon Sampson (Jupiter's Legacy) Click To Tweet
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.
Richard Conrad: [to Sheldon] You were wrong, you know. About us not having anything left to lose. We’ve still got our lives, and they’re in your hands now.
Chloe Sampson: You do the right thing, somebody dies. You do the wrong thing, somebody dies.
Brandon Sampson: But you have to make a choice. Otherwise, you’re just standing by, letting the world go. I couldn’t live with myself if I did that.
Chloe Sampson: Oh. S**t. Maybe you’ll be the next Utopian after all.
Sheldon Sampson: We’ve seen enough dissension lately. You don’t need to be adding to it.
Grace Sampson: I didn’t realize that having an opposing view to yours was considered dissension now.
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.
Hutch: What are you doing here?
Chloe Sampson: Saving your a**, idiot.
Blackstar: [as he’s holding Brandon] Today, we’re all going to learn exactly how much you value your precious Code. Here’s my jugular, Sampson. Clear shot for your eyes. Your son took a life to save you and Gracie. Can you do the same to save your boy? Or does the Code come first, even before family?
[in clone Blackstars mind as Walter tries to hit him]
George Hutchence: You hit like a girl.
Walter Sampson: Grace?
Grace Sampson: So do I!