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NATASHA ROMANOFF
[Clint is waking up from Loki's mind control] Clint, you're gonna be alright.
CLINT BARTON
You know that? Is that what you know? I got... I gotta go in though. I gotta flush him out.
NATASHA ROMANOFF
You gotta level out, that's gonna take time.
CLINT BARTON
You don't understand. Have you ever had someone take your brain and play? Take you out and stuff something else in? You know what it's like to be unmade?
NATASHA ROMANOFF
You know that I do.
CLINT BARTON
Why am I back? How'd you get him out?
NATASHA ROMANOFF
Cognitive re-calibration. I hit you really hard in the head.
CLINT BARTON
Thanks.
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NATASHA ROMANOFF
[to Hawkeye] This is nothing we were ever trained for...
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LOKI
[after Loki and Barton break into the gala and steal some iridium, Loki then dons his gold armor and helmet and addresses at the frightened crowd] Kneel before me. [the crowd ignores him and are running around] I said. Kneel! [everyone becomes quiet and kneels before him] 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.
GERMAN OLD MAN
[the crowd appears terrified by his ability to appear and disappear, but one old man refuses to kneel and rises] Not to men like you.
LOKI
There are no men like me.
GERMAN OLD MAN
There are always men like you.
LOKI
Look to your elder, people. Let him be an example. [Loki is about to execute him with his scepter when Steve intervenes, in full Captain America uniform]
STEVE ROGERS
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.
STEVE ROGERS
I'm not the one who's out of time.
NATASHA ROMANOFF
[suddenly Natasha appears in one of SHIELDS aircrafts and points a machine gun towards Loki] Loki, drop the weapon and stand down.
LOKI
[suddenly Loki attacks Steve and blasts him with his scepter and knocks him down] Kneel!
STEVE ROGERS
Not today! [Steve flips and knocks him out with his leg]
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NATASHA ROMANOFF
[watching the aliens come toward them] This is just like Budapest all over again.
CLINT BARTON
You and I remember Budapest very differently.
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NATASHA ROMANOFF
[all arguing in the lab] Are you all really that naive? S.H.I.E.L.D monitors potential threats.
BRUCE BANNER
Captain America is on potential threat watch list?
TONY STARK
[to rogers] You're on that list? Are you above or below angry bees?
STEVE ROGERS
I swear to God, Stark, one more crack...
TONY STARK
Threatening! I feel threatened!
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NATASHA ROMANOFF
Come on, Stark...
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CLINT BARTON
[Natasha has freed him from his restraints] Tasha, how many agents did I-?
NATASHA ROMANOFF
Don't. Don't do that to yourself, Clint. This is Loki. This is monsters and magic and nothing we were ever trained for.
CLINT BARTON
Loki, he got away?
NATASHA ROMANOFF
Yeah. Don't suppose you know where?
CLINT BARTON
[Shakes head] Didn't need to know. Didn't ask. He's gonna make his play soon though. Today.
NATASHA ROMANOFF
We gotta stop him.
CLINT BARTON
Yeah, who's "we"?
NATASHA ROMANOFF
[Shrugs] I don't know. Whoever's left.
CLINT BARTON
Well, I... if I put an arrow through Loki's eye socket, I'd sleep better, I s'pose.
NATASHA ROMANOFF
Now you sound like you.
CLINT BARTON
But you don't. You're a spy, not a soldier. Now you want to wade into a war. Why? What did Loki do to you?
NATASHA ROMANOFF
He didn't, I just... [pauses]
CLINT BARTON
Natasha.
NATASHA ROMANOFF
I've been compromised. I got red in my ledger. I'd like to wipe it out.
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AGENT PHIL COULSON
[on the phone] I'll brief you on everything when you get back. But first, we need you to talk to the big guy.
NATASHA ROMANOFF
Coulson, you know that Stark trusts me about as far as he can throw me.
AGENT PHIL COULSON
Oh, I've got Stark. You get the big guy. [Natasha looks nervous, realizing he means the Hulk]