Our list of the best quotes from Disney+ MCU action adventure TV series Secret Invasion, which follows Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), the pseudo-leader of the Skrulls, as they try to stop the shapeshifting Skrulls, who have been infiltrating Earth for years.
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Agent Prescod: Imagine a world where information can’t be trusted. Not very hard, is it? News service says one thing, website says another. Society starts to fray. All we can turn to are the people we care about. But what if those people weren’t who we thought they were? What if the ones closest to us, the ones we’ve trusted our whole lives were someone else entirely? What if they weren’t even human?
Agent Everett Ross: Agent Prescod, respectfully, what exactly are you talking about?
Agent Prescod: Chaos. And that’s only the beginning.
Agent Prescod: Five global terrorist strikes within the past year. Each one
claimed by a different group.
Agent Everett Ross: It’s business as usual.
Agent Prescod: That’s precisely what they want you to think.
'There is no shame in walking away when the steps are uncertain.' - Maria Hill (Secret Invasion) Click To Tweet
Agent Everett Ross: So you think the same people are behind all of this?
Agent Prescod: Not people. Skrulls.
Agent Prescod: Look, can’t you see it? All these groups, they’re the same. Skrulls could be anybody, anywhere, at any time.
Maria Hill: What the hell are you doing here?
Talos: [referring to Ross] I’m chasing him.
Maria Hill: He was one of you.
Talos: No, he’s one of them.
Nick Fury: [1997 – flashback] My friends, ever since… Let me rephrase that. Almost ever since I met Talos, I believed that humans and Skrulls can help each other. The world is facing a serious threat. And I could use your help. It would mean putting on a new face and keeping it. This is the promise. While you work to keep my home safe, Carol Danvers and I will find you a new one.
Nick Fury: [1997 – flashback, to the Skrulls] You keep your word, I’ll keep mine.
'You don't punish a man by giving him what he wants.' - Gravik (Secret Invasion) Click To Tweet
Nick Fury: Tell me something I don’t know about the Skrulls that fled.
Talos: They’re here.
Nick Fury: Who’s here?
Talos: All of us.
Nick Fury: Wait. Woh. Woh. Woh. You’re telling me there’s a million Skrulls walking amongst us right now? Have you lost your reptilian-a** mind?
Nick Fury: You lied to me!
Talos: Hey, we were being hunted across the universe. I had two choices. I could let my people be annihilated, or summon them here to Earth. What would you have done?
Nick Fury: This ain’t about me!
'Ain't no “can't” in our business. There's only what you can do, and what you will not do.' - Nick Fury (Secret Invasion) Click To Tweet
Nick Fury: The host gets to set the terms of the visitation.
Talos: What happens when the host disappears, huh? Because you were gone! And I didn’t think you were coming back. I really didn’t. And you know what? Even when you did come back, there was no talking to you about anything real. Your boots barely hit Earth. And, “Oh, it’s too heavy here, man. I got to go up to my space station.” You’ve been up there for years!
Nick Fury: You knew how to get in touch with me, Talos. And you didn’t because you didn’t want me to know.
'I'm Nick Fury. Even when I'm out, I'm in.' (Secret Invasion) Click To Tweet
Talos: My hope is that with your help, Skrulls and humans can coexist, here on Earth.
Nick Fury: Human can’t coexist with each other, Talos! You’ve been here long enough to know that! We’ve been at war with each other since we could walk upright! There is not enough room or tolerance on this planet for another species!
Gravik: Now at the council meeting, I told you I had a plan for taking Earth as our own. I sent three operatives to infiltrate the Royal Navy, and execute a strike on a key United Nations target. The heroes of Earth will react. The only way we can counter that and claim this planet as our home is to become super ourselves.
Gravik: Now, we no longer just change faces. We change powers. We’re going to be uniquely programmed weapons of mass destruction. All of us. Super Skrulls. Humans will be at all-out war with each other within the week. And while they’re at each other’s throats, we’re going to break their backs. I invite you to join me in the extinction of the human race.
'The difference between statesmen and soldiers. One lot spends the war posing for pictures, while the other does all the killing and the dying.' - Gravik (Secret Invasion) Click To Tweet
Priscilla: [flashback, 1998] Looking for someone?
Nick Fury: Yes, I am.
Priscilla: What does she look like?
Nick Fury: That depends on what day of the week it is.
Nick Fury: This new face of yours is…
Priscilla: Beautiful? I agree.
Nick Fury: Who is she?
Priscilla: Well, that depends on where this goes.
Priscilla: [flashback, 2012] If he’s the man I think he is, he has a powerful sense of righteousness. He understands that the universe is a dangerous place. That home is worth fighting for. And that the weak are worth protecting.
Rhodey: President Ritson doesn’t find out that the sun’s come up unless I brief him. I fired Fury, okay? No, I’m sorry. Correction. I DDT’d that dude from the top rope. Yeah, it was like Undertaker level. It was really impressive.
'“And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?” “I did.” “And what did you want?” “To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth.”' - Nick Fury, Priscilla (Late Fragment by Raymond Carver) Click To Tweet
Rhodey: [to Priscilla] What Gravik needs, what Gravik doesn’t need, that’s none of your concern. I’m the one telling you to kill Fury.
Rhodey: One of the two occupants of that lovely country manor of yours is catching a bullet today. You can flip a coin for all I care.
Priscilla: He’s broken. He’s been broken ever since he came back from the Blip. The old Fury, the one with power, the one with ability, the one who was indispensable to us, that Fury’s gone. Now this new one, he’ll be dead from exhaustion and defeat soon enough. We don’t need to kill him.
'When you find flesh, you push. When you find steel, you stop.' - Rhodey (Secret Invasion) Click To Tweet
Rhodey: Priscilla. You keep telling me what you’re not going to do, I’m going to show you what I am going to.
5. Harvest'The path of struggle is steep.' - Nick Fury (Secret Invasion) Click To Tweet
Nick Fury: [to Ritson] Whatever you do, do not trust Colonel Rhodes.
Gravik: [to the Skrulls, after he kills Pagon] Pagon thought he had a voice, but none of you do. You’re faceless and you’re nameless.
'I'm very good at being your bestie. I'm also devilishly good at being not your bestie. It's really just a matter of taste. Cake or death.' - Sonya Falsworth (Secret Invasion) Click To Tweet
Gravik: Fury doesn’t want to see World War III, or to see innocent Skrulls die. Let me handle him.
Rhodey: And if we don’t get what we want?
Gravik: Well, then we all do what we’ve prepared for. Sacrifice.
Rhodey: Listen, the country appreciates your service to the President tonight, but I’m here now. You can go.
Nick Fury: You must be out of your Skrull-a** mind, you think I’m going to let you get anywhere near the President.
Rhodey: Well, in order to out me, Nick, you’re going to have to kill me. And you don’t want to kill me, because you’re not ready to die.
'Only dead men keep secrets.' - Nick Fury (Secret Invasion) Click To Tweet
Rhodey: You’re going to become the most wanted and hated man on the planet.
Nick Fury: You didn’t.
Rhodey: Oh, yeah. I did. I really, really did. So tick tock, Nick.
Priscilla: This is the first time you called this number in years.
Nick Fury: I have dialed this number a million times. This is just the first time I pressed send.
Priscilla: Oh. Well, that’s cold consolation.
Priscilla: You sound far away. Are you?
Nick Fury: Far enough to where it makes sense to keep going the way I’m going.
Priscilla: Know if you’ll be coming back?
Nick Fury: I’ll let you go now.
Priscilla: You don’t have to, if you don’t want to, darling.
Nick Fury: Take care of yourself.
'It's easier to save the lives of eight billion people than it is to change their hearts and minds.' - Nick Fury (Secret Invasion) Click To Tweet
Sonya Falsworth: You have to get him out of there.
Sonya Falsworth: The President, you bloody idiot. Fury’s headed straight for you.
Rhodey: Fury? Why are we concerned about Fury? We got enough security for him.
Sonya Falsworth: For what? Target practice? Fury’s lost it.
Gravik: To the last stand of the great Nick Fury.