Kane (Command & Conquer)

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Kane is a fictional antagonist character in the Command & Conquer game series. He appears in all Command and Conquer games, with the exception of Red Alert 2 and the Generals saga. He is the leader of the Brotherhood of Nod, which aims to harvest the planet's Tiberium for their own sinister purposes. He is played by Joe Kucan.


  • "The destruction of the Philadelphia was not an accident. It was a merciful bullet ahead of a belligerent ideology. It was the death of fear and the birth of hope. Rejoice children of NOD. The blood of your oppressors will flow and fifty years of tyranny will finally end. Transformation is coming. A new day will dawn. The future... is ours."
  • "Rule of thumb, Hassan. You can't kill the Messiah!"
  • "Behold! The Technology of Peace!"
  • "The time has come, to claim this world as our own. The time has come, to destroy GDI!"
  • "Yes. Power shifts more quickly than some people think." (Right after shooting Seth in the head for his attempted insurgence.)
  • "Well, of course it's not true. But the world only believes what the media tells them to believe, and I tell the media what to believe. It's really quite simple." (Speaking to James Solomon after framing the organization for the slaughter of the inhabitants of Białystok.)
  • "Remind them whose side the Gods are on."
  • "One Vision, One Purpose!"
  • "It's time you saw the future... while you still have human eyes."
  • "For the foreseeable future... Comrade Chairman, I am the future!"
  • "He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past." (Slightly altered quote from George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four)
  • "No, I'm not God. But I'm a close second."
  • "Peace through Power!"
  • "Good afternoon, Commander! You must be lost! This is not your precious Blue Zone, this is Nod territory! Tell you what. I'll have my forces send you home...in a body bag."
  • "Kane... LIVES!"
  • "If I'm cut, do I not bleed?" (Quote derived from William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice)
  • "It would be a sad error in judgment, General Solomon, to mistake me for a corpse."
  • "I've seen the future. Our Tiberian future. And as you watch this battle just beginning to unfold I've already seen the final act. It is my destiny to lead the way for all mankind."
  • "We have waited centuries for this moment. The rivers will flow with the blood of those who oppose us."
  • "You'll come for the sunshine, but stay for the people." (Mocking first words to General Solomon.)
  • "Were I in your shoes, I would spend my last earthly hours enjoying the world. Of course, if you wish you can spend them fighting for a lost cause. But I think that you know, you've already lost."
  • "Now that I know where you live, Commander, it's only a matter of time."
  • "You're only delaying the inevitable. I have the Tacitus. I am invincible. The Tacitus told me of Tiberium missiles, of invulnerable flying ships, of real-time genetic mutation. More than alien. More than human! The next step in our evolution as a species!"
  • "This morning was the most glorious morning in the history of the Earth. Peace is upon us, a gift to every man, woman, and child, from the Brotherhood of Nod. Victory - not just for our people, but for our species! The time for questioning is over. Rising from our trenches, our bunkers, our factories, we must all now partake in the Technology of Peace. One purpose, one vision. Tiberium is the way and the life. Today, the sun rises on a new world, and a new people. The end... is the beginning." (prior to launching his world-altering missile after the final Nod mission.)
  • "Your efforts have landed us here, my faithful friend. The temple is complete, and we will now prepare for our greatest exploit." (before accessing GDI's security matrix with Nod cyber-soldiers and aiming the orbital Ion Cannon to destroy a major western-world city of the player's choosing.)
  • "The destruction of the Philadelphia was not an accident. It was a merciful bullet to the head of a malignant ideology. It was the death of fear and the birth of hope. Rejoice, children of Nod, the blood of your oppressors will flow and fifty years of tyranny will finally end. Transformation is coming. A new day will dawn. The future... is ours."
  • "Mr. Boyle is correct about one thing. Nod will reap what it has sown: the seeds of GDI's destruction."
  • "That goes, that goes. Destroy that and I will have your heart." (while evacuating Temple Prime)
  • "When my own army conspires against me, it is time to leave behind the insufferable race of animals who call themselves Man, to escape this God-forsaken rock; but, now, now is the time to celebrate: the bait is placed, the trap set. GDI will dig its own grave."
  • "Such a pity. But doubt is like a cancer and must be eradicated."
  • "Behold! Our hero, The one whose loyalty and courage made our dreams of ascension, a reality." (Said by Kane at the end of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars before you meet Kane's inner circle)
  • "Once again the world is quick to bury me."
  • "CABAL was only the beginning."
  • "Our enemies believe we have been defeated, and that I'm no longer among the living. They are gravely mistaken."
  • "How could my own brothers believe that what transpired at the Temple Prime did not unfold exactly as I had planned. Of course I could not have planned for an ambush BY MY OWN FORCES!"
  • "And he cried in a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come forth!' And Lazarus did arise from the grave... I have always believed that faith was measured in deeds, not words. And while many of my children worshipped my name, their deeds betrayed them. In my absence they strayed from the path... But you, you my son, your faith never waned. Not in Honduras or Jericho, not in the Great Rio Insurrection. You risked your life countless times to topple GDI, to perpetuate our cause to honor my name. And now I call upon you again to bring glory to the Brotherhood. I have seen that GDI is vulnerable, bloated by arrogance and complacency. Now is the time to strike. While they congratulate themselves on Tiberium advancements Nod made decades ago, we will expose their weaknesses for all the world to see. (first lines in Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars)
  • “Bravo Commander. You have proven yourself a worthy adversary. When your mission fails and you’re standing before me, beaten, bloody and in chains, I will give you a choice: Realize your true potential fighting for the Brotherhood, or something decidedly less savory.”
  • "Come, My Brother! It is time you saw the face of the future..."
  • "We will take that spark and start a fire which will become a great conflagration!"
  • "I am the future! THE TIBERIAN SUN HAS RISEN!"

Battlecast Primetime

  • Silverman: And Kane, what did you think of the outcome of today's match, GDI vs. Nod?
  • Kane: Ah, we shall have our vengeance... GDI will be the ground beneath the heel of the Brotherhood! I cannot be destroyed! I AM IMMORTAL!!!... Hey, peace through power, kids! I'm outta here.
  • Joshi: Kane is there any way I can become part of the Brotherhoo... He's gone.

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