Loki: What have I to fear?
Tony Stark: The Avengers.
(Loki cocks his head at Tony and Tony rolls his eyes.)
Tony Stark: It’s what we call ourselves, sort of like a team. “Earth’s mightiest heroes” type thing.
Loki: (chuckling) Yes, I’ve met them.
Tony Stark: (nods and smiles briefly, his expression somewhere between angry and sheepish) Yeah. Takes us a while to get any traction, I’ll give you that one. But let’s do a head count here. Your brother, the demi-god (Loki grimaces and begins pacing); a super soldier, a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend; a man with breath-taking anger management issues; a couple of master assassins; and YOU, big fella, have managed to tick off every single one of them.
Loki: (smiling again) That was the plan.
Tony Stark: Not a great plan. When they come, and they WILL, they’ll come for you.
Loki: (snarling) I have an army!
Tony Stark: We have a Hulk.
Loki: I thought the beast had wandered off…
Tony Stark: (angrily) You’re missing the point! There’s no throne, there is no version of this where you come out on top. Maybe your army comes and maybe it’s too much for us but it’s all on YOU. Because if we can’t protect the Earth (pauses a beat, then continues fiercely), you can be damned well sure we’ll avenge it! – Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers
Captain America: Are you nuts?
Tony Stark: Jury’s out. – Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers
World Security Council: Director Fury, the council has made a decision.
Nick Fury: I recognize the council has made a decision, but given that it’s a stupid-ass decision, I’ve elected to ignore it. – Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers
Natasha Romanoff [shooting the attacking Chitauri]: This is just like Budapest all over again.
Clint Barton: You and I remember Budapest very differently. – Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers
Thor: I have unfinished business with Loki.
Clint Barton: Yeah? Get in line. – Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers
[Loki pounds his scepter on the ground, causing a shockwave that intimidates the crowd into silence; they all kneel before him]
Loki: Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It’s the unspoken truth of humanity, that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life’s joy in a mad scramble for power, for identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.
Elderly German Man [slowly rises to his feet]: Not to men like you.
Loki [smiling]: There are no men like me.
Elderly German Man: There are always men like you.
Loki: Look to your elder, people. Let him be an example.
[Loki aims a blast of power from his scepter at the old man when Captain America leaps in front of the intended target, deflecting the blast with his shield back at Loki, knocking him down]
Captain America: You know, the last time I was in Germany and saw a man standing above everybody else, we ended up disagreeing.
Loki: The soldier. A man out of time.
Captain America: I’m not the one who’s out of time. – Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers
Maintenance Man [as the Avengers climb aboard the Quinjet to fly to Manhattan]: Uh… You are not authorized to be here!
Captain America: Son… just don’t. – Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers
Agent Phil Coulson: You’re gonna lose.
Loki: Am I?
Agent Phil Coulson: It’s in your nature.
Loki: Your heroes are scattered, your floating fortress falls from the sky… where is my disadvantage?
Agent Phil Coulson: You lack conviction.
Loki: I don’t think I…
[Coulson shoots Loki, sending Loki through the wall behind him]
Agent Phil Coulson: So that’s what it does. – Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers
[Captain America puts on a parachute to follow Thor, Loki and Iron Man]
Natasha Romanoff: I’d sit this one out, Cap.
Captain America: I don’t see how I can.
Natasha Romanoff: These guys come from legend. They’re basically gods.
Captain America: There’s only one God, ma’am, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t dress like that. – Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers