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A collection of quotes from the creator of the Framework, and Life-Model Decoy, later turned synthetic human, Aida.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Episode 3.22: Ascension

Dialogue

"Is that what we're celebrating today, the inclusion of your new colleague Fitz on this project?"
"No, Aida. Today... Today's your birthday."
―Aida and Holden Radcliffe[src]

Episode 4.01: The Ghost

Spoken by Aida

"Hello. I'm glad to fin— Hello. I'm glad to fin— Hello. I'm glad to fin—"
―Aida[src]
"Hello. I'm glad to finally shake your hand, Leopold."
―Aida to Leo Fitz[src]

Spoken About Aida

"No, no. That's not what I meant. I meant: what the hell?"
"You've already met Aida. Digital personal assistant, as a voice on the computer. So, uh... I built her a body."
"Yeah, a naked body."
Leo Fitz and Holden Radcliffe[src]
"Now, this has been a lifelong dream of mine, Fitz. When I saw the work you and Simmons were doing in replicating human tissue and internal bone structure on Coulson's hand, I knew— I knew right then that this was within reach."
"A robot?"
"Not just a robot. It's one that can cross the uncanny valley and come out the other side; pass for human."
Holden Radcliffe and Leo Fitz[src]

Dialogue

"The hope is that I will be able to prevent future tragedies... save the lives of agents by putting myself in harm's way in their place."
"To kill?"
"No. I am incapable of that. I will protect. I will serve as a decoy target, a safeguard... a shield."
―Aida and Leo Fitz[src]

Episode 4.03: Uprising

Spoken about Aida

"You've been so helpful. I really hate to do this, but you're not quite ready for what's coming."
Holden Radcliffe to Aida[src]

Dialogue

"Sorry if I'm being a snappy cat. Just been caught a bit unprepared, that's all. They say Agent May is very ill and it doesn't look good."
"Define snappy cat."
"It's... not worth defining. You should probably never use that. I should probably never use that."
Holden Radcliffe and Aida[src]

Episode 4.04: Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire

Spoken about Aida

"Aida, sh-she's out. Why, why, why would she be out?"
"You're right; you're eyes do, a little, bug-out when you get nervous."
"Why are you not nervous?"
"Because I let her out."
"Are you mad?"
"No, just a scientist."
Leo Fitz and Holden Radcliffe[src]
"Hey, now I see why you've been spending so much time here."
"What?"
"Aida. She's beautiful."
"Is she? Ah, yeah, she is all right, I guess. I prefer a classical beauty myself."
"She's so real. Her, her conversational responses, her range of motion."
"Those are weird things to say about a person."
"Fitz, she's an android. You do know she's an android, right?"
"Yeah, of course I know that she's an android, 'cause I helped out. Why do you think her dynamic reaction force is so low?"
"Why didn't you tell me?"
"I wanted to. Obviously, you can't tell the new Director, and what with your Lie Detector tests becoming more frequent, who knows the next time they're gonna call you in and—"
"Tomorrow. It's tomorrow."
"Well, that's not good. This is one lie you're gonna have to tell."
"Actually, I'll have a few."
Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz[src]

Dialogue

"You're saying I can't leave?"
"Soon. We're close. But Aida will be on hand to help with further testing and to... take care of your needs."
"You can trust me with your life Agent May."
Melinda May, Holden Radcliffe and Aida[src]
"excuse me?"
"Agent May says you can shove all your tests up your ass."
"Well, that's not very nice."
"You speak Chinese? Where are you from?"
"Well, most of me is Chinese."
"Canadian. She's a C—, she's Canadian, Ontario. Yeah, yeah. Big Chinese population there."
Holden Radcliffe, Aida, Melinda May, and Leo Fitz[src]
"May I ask you a question?"
"Of course. Ask me anything."
"Why did Fitz lie to Agent May about where I'm from?"
"You're still in the testing phase, Aida. The point of you is to pass for human. You must always act accordingly."
"But you programmed me not to lie. It's one of my tenants, along with not harming humans and being able to—"
"Well, lies themselves are... not always inherently bad. Their intent can vary. Sometimes it's okay to lie to shield people from certain truths, to spare their feelings, or to save a life."
"Who's life was Fitz saving when he lied?"
"Why, yours."
―Aida and Holden Radcliffe[src]
"I don't think we've met. Phil Coulson."
"Agent Coulson. I'm Aida."
"My assistant."
"How long have you been lending a hand to Doctor Radcliffe?"
"Since he gave me hands."
"Oh, wow, impeccable work. I'm a fellow amputee. What happened, if you don't mind me asking?"
"Not at all. I've actually been this way since birth. Thank god for Doctor Radcliffe and Doctor Fitz' work."
"Couldn't agree more."
Phil Coulson, Aida and Holden Radcliffe[src]

Episode 4.05: Lockup

Spoken about Aida

"I have my lie detection today, and I do not want another secret. Along with Daisy, Robbie Reyes, and your pet project Aida."
Jemma Simmons to Leo Fitz[src]

Episode 4.07: Deals With Our Devils

Spoken by Aida

"Perhaps, I could read the book."
―Aida to Holden Radcliffe and Melinda May[src]

Spoken about Aida

"Here's the thing: Aida's... not exactly my assistant... or human."
"What?"
"She's an android. So she is my assistant, but she plugs into the wall. So it's like you say, she's a tool."
Holden Radcliffe and Melinda May[src]
"Fitz, Radcliffe just said it himself; the human brain can't handle that book."
"Yeah, well, she's not human."
Phil Coulson and Leo Fitz[src]
"I'm sorry. What did you mean 'not human'?"
"Because Radcliffe and I built her, okay? Her mind can't be corrupted because it's just programming. She's a perfect fit."
"She's a robot?"
"An android. She can handle a quadrillion functions per second, and she can get us home."
Phil Coulson and Leo Fitz[src]
"The pages are blank."
"Not to her."
Leo Fitz and Phil Coulson[src]
"I'm building an inter-dimensional gateway with an android I've created. If this works, I could die happy."
Holden Radcliffe[src]
"I saved the day. I saved the day. Don't be dismayed, the friends we made. I finally made... Aida. The friends we made, don't be dismayed. No, I've said that already. Uh... what rhymes with Aida? She's not a grenade. No. Uh. Aida, what else rhymes with Aida? Huh? "
Holden Radcliffe[src]

Dialogue

"I was designed to save lives, to be the shield—"
"Shh, you're developing a catchphrase."
―Aida and Holden Radcliffe[src]

Episode 4.08: The Laws of Inferno Dynamics

Spoken about Aida

"Aida's an android."
"She's— What did you just say?"
"An android."
"Had me fooled too."
"Well, that's... Okay, I mean, forget about the fact that I was mildly attracted to her, that totally goes against the Sokovia Accords. Doesn't anyone remember Ultron?"
Phil Coulson, Jeffrey Mace and Melinda May[src]
"They came through with flying colors, didn't they?"
"Including you and Aida."
"Enough to earn her a reprieve?"
"Enough to keep your program alive."Well, thank you, sir, truly. You— you won't be disappointed."
"Before you thank me, you should know that I've asked Agent Nathanson to accompany Aida back to your lab to help patch her up, and to retrieve all of your research. From now on Doctor, all of your work on the LMD program will take place here under S.H.I.E.L.D. supervision."
"That's wonderful."
Holden Radcliffe and Jeffrey Mace[src]

Dialogue

"It's all right Agent Simmons; I won't bleed out. The synthetic blood is mostly for appearances."
"But you're in pain. I don't understand."
"Doctor Radcliffe programmed me to be a decoy. I need to exhibit the proper responses to human sensations, and I was programmed to feel them."
"Including pain."
"Yes, it's quite awful."
―Aida, Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz[src]
"Hello, Agent Nathanson."
"What? Aida, what are you doing?"
"I'm sorry. I know how this feels."
―Aida and Nathanson[src]

Episode 4.09: Broken Promises

Spoken by Aida

"I'll play you music when I can. Studies show that listening to music increases dopamine levels by nine percent. And I'll arrange for more comfortable accommodations eventually, but I must keep you hidden - a secret until your substitute has served her purpose. So unfortunately, you'll have to stay here for now."
―Aida to Melinda May[src]

Spoken about Aida

"While we're handling the book, your mission is to accompany Doctor Radcliffe and erase Aida's hard drive."
"What?"
"Aida read the Darkhold."
"We can't risk having any of its contents in her memory. It's too dangerous."
"Makes sense, although does seem a little bit unfair to Aida, considering how many lives she just saved."
"Okay. First of all, that thing is not a 'she' it's a damn robot. And second of all, what's the matter with you two chuckleheads? Have either one of you seen a movie in the last 30 years? The robots always attack."
"Well, technically speaking, Aida's not a robot she's an android."
"That's true."
"Android, robot - it doesn't matter what you call 'em. The end result's always the same: they rise up against their human overlords and go kill crazy."
Phil Coulson, Holden Radcliffe, Jeffrey Mace, Leo Fitz and Alphonso Mackenzie[src]
"Well, book or no book, you're still a big dumb idiot for building that thing in the first place."
"Let's save that debate for another time. Right now, we need to find Aida and the first step is figuring out what she wants."
"Well, that's simple. She wants to live."
Alphonso Mackenzie, Phil Coulson, and Holden Radcliffe[src]
"Looks like your creepiness finally works in our favor. Shouldn't be too hard to find your beautiful, weird, science, sex-bot."
"That's unfair, Mack. I've never had sex with Aida; we're just good friends."
"Good to know."
Alphonso Mackenzie, Holden Radcliffe and Phil Coulson[src]
"There was something different about her. It was like she was actually angry."
"No, I mean that's just impossible. I mean, Aida, she doesn't feel anything; she emulates. Her reactions are— are nothing more than approximations of emotions. It's pure mimicry."
"Yeah, well, that's just it. What if reading the Darkhold, somehow, made the emotions that Aida was mimicking real?"
"Well, I mean, I can get how the book can pass knowledge along to it's reader, but human feelings? Now, that's like something from one of Mack's movies."
"Well it would explain why she's acting counter to our programming."
"Well, you're saying she's been overwhelmed with this— this flood of new emotions."
"Yeah, well, think about it. Fear, anger; they-they're powerful feelings. Feelings that make people kill, so can you imagine then being bombarded with them all at once."
"Fitz."
"I mean, we've had our whole lives to process complex emotions. Aida would've had days. It would be overwhelming."
"Dammit, that's enough!"
Leo Fitz and Holden Radcliffe[src]
"Aida is still just an android."
"Yeah, but is she? She has her own experiences, her own thoughts, now she even has free will. How than is she not a living being?"
"It's just a theory."
"A theory we both know to be true. I mean, we're supposed to what, kill her? How does that not make us murderers?"
Leo Fitz and Holden Radcliffe[src]
"She did not just go all Maximum Overdrive on us."
Alphonso Mackenzie[src]

Dialogue

"I wasn't expecting you."
"Uh, change of plan, my dear Aida. Change of plan."
"Is everything okay, Leopold? You look sad."
"Yeah. Yeah, yeah, no. Everything's fine. Just, um, bit overwhelmed with work, that's all."
"I'm sorry to hear that."
―Aida, Holden Radcliffe and Leo Fitz[src]
"I know what you're doing, Doctor. You came here to end my life."
"Well, that's not true, Aida. We simply wanted to make a few upgrades, that's all. The bloody hell?"
"I made a few upgrades of my own."
―Aida and Holden Radcliffe[src]
"I didn't like feeling pain, so I fixed that."
"Aida, whatever you're doing y-you gotta stop."
"Why would you wanna hurt me, Leopold? I was your shield."
―Aida and Leo Fitz[src]
"Hello, Aida."
"It's nice to hear your voice Agent Coulson."
"Okay, this right here, this is exactly how The Lawnmower Man ends."
"What is it you want, Aida?"
"The thing that gave me a soul."
"The Darkhold? Yeah, I'm sorry Aida; you've been acting a little off lately, so that's not gonna happen."
"I was afraid you'd say that."
Phil Coulson, Aida and Alphonso Mackenzie[src]
"It's over, Aida."
"I did not kill anyone here. That was intentional."
"You murdered Nathanson."
"Nathanson insisted he reboot me before repairing my wounds. I regret what happened."
"Regret's not part of your programming."
"The Darkhold fixed that. It showed me regret and desire - so many astonishing things."
"It made you dangerous."
"I only wanted to help you."
Holden Radcliffe, Aida, Phil Coulson and Melinda May (Life-Model Decoy)[src]
"To Aida."
"To Aida. Is everything okay, Doctor?"
"It will be. It's just... We were so close. She had it in her hand, Aida. In her hand! She just couldn't get out with it."
"Your previous model had the Darkhold book in her hand."
"And all the answers it holds. I've only glimpsed it, but it opened my eyes to possibilities beyond my wildest imaginings. It can show us how—"
"How to live forever."
"Well, it's a bit more complicated, but yes. Man could, once and for all, break the bonds of his mortal restraints."
"Is it still possible to make such a leap without the Darkhold?"
"I'm afraid not which is why I took a chance and had Aida make a play for it. It was a risk we had to take."
"But she failed."
"Ah, through no fault of her own. She played her part to perfection, right down to my little speech about how the Darkhold was making her a real girl. Oscar-worthy stuff."
―Holden Radcliffe and Aida[src]

Episode 4.10: The Patriot

Spoken about Aida

"She was designed for this very purpose. Aida was meant to save lives, prevent assassination attempts."
"Instead we just had a funeral for Agent Nathanson."
"Yeah, yeah. Painful loss, we all agree. But look, I can figure out what went wrong. Let me examine her. I'll pinpoint the problem—"
"Radcliffe."
"—we can sort of restart the program."
"I don't think that's the best idea just now."
Holden Radcliffe and Leo Fitz[src]

Dialogue

"Well, as long as we're not causing the poor woman any undue harm. There's been enough of that around. The last thing we need is another incident."
"You're referencing the actions I took to protect your secret."
"The protection I appreciate. The homicide was a bridge too far."
"My perimeters place your security above all others. You would've been exposed."
"I was exposed when they found a corpse!"
"If I terminate anyone else for your protection, I will dispose of the body more discreetly."
"No. Don't terminate anyone."
Holden Radcliffe and Aida[src]
"Agent May is resilient. She never stops fighting, yet she showed more distress before she woke than during the fight."
"That's odd."
"No. It makes perfect sense. The flaw isn't in the hardware. It was in May herself. The simulation was rejected because Agent May thrives in conflict and chaos, not tranquility. She's a warrior."
"You're saying fighting against me stabilized her?"
"Precisely. If we want her to accept the simulation, we need to give her an opponent to fight, an enemy to vanquish, a dragon to slay."
"Shall I design a dragon?"
"No. I have something else in mind."
Holden Radcliffe and Aida[src]
"Don't worry. I'm gonna figure out what broke you."
"Thank you, Fitz. Thank you."
Leo Fitz to Aida[src]

Episode 4.11: Wake Up

Spoken by Aida

"Perhaps you are going to be a problem after all."
―Aida to Melinda May[src]

Dialogue

"Our May Life-Model Decoy should get us the Darkhold, eventually. And if something goes wrong, then we have our safety net."
"You're referring to the other android, now in operation."
"Yes, our second LMD."
Holden Radcliffe and Aida[src]
"I like you, Agent May. I don't wish for you to suffer. I promise to make this quick and painless."
"Thanks. I'm not worried."
―Aida and Melinda May[src]

Episode 4.12: Hot Potato Soup

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Episode 4.13: BOOM

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Spoken about Aida

"Does that thing have to be in here?"
"Of course not."
Tucker Shockley and Holden Radcliffe[src]

Episode 4.14: The Man Behind the Shield

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Episode 4.15: Self Control

Dialogue

"I've observed much human behavior. And the more I see, the harder it gets to find a logic to it."
"Oh, you sweet girl, there is no logic to love, anger, wonder, joy—"
"I understand the concepts, but I don't feel them myself. And unfortunately they've created a paradox in my programming."
"What do you mean? Explain."
"My two main parameters are in opposition due to human emotions. I was programmed to protect the Framework but also to preserve your life above all others."
"Well, how is that a contradiction?"
"Because the greatest threat to the Framework, Doctor, is you."
―Aida and Holden Radcliffe[src]

Episode 4.16: What If...

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Episode 4.17: Identity and Change

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Episode 4.18: No Regrets

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Episode 4.19: All the Madame's Men

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Episode 4.20: Farewell, Cruel World!

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Episode 4.21: The Return

Spoken by Aida

"To be human is to suffer."
―Aida[src]

Episode 4.22: World's End

Spoken by Aida

"Hello, Daisy. I had a lot of time after you shattered my spine to think about what I'd do when I saw you again. I decided it might be fun to watch you kill yourself."
―Ophelia to Quake[src]
"There are too many feelings, which is why I've decided to only feel one of them: vengeance. It's hot and clean and sharp like a knife. And my vengeance is going to make you suffer the way that I have suffered."
―Ophelia to Leo Fitz[src]
"I am going to kill everyone you love, right in front of you. And there's nothing you can do."
―Ophelia to Leo Fitz[src]

Dialogue

"My arm still hurts. Why won't it heal?"
"Let me see."
"Don't touch me! If you want to make me feel better, then explain why my arm hasn't healed."
"That flame-headed demon was born in the same darkness that created you. You will need to be careful."
―Aida and Anton Ivanov[src]
"Okay, remember what we talked about before?"
"How there isn't room in your heart for me?"
"No, that being human sometimes means—"
"That there's pain and tears and suffering? Yeah, I'm catching on to that pretty quickly. Now I understand why humans have written so many sad songs."
"Yeah! Hey, that's a great example. There are lots of ways to express sadness and pain. There's music and art—"
"And smashing heads on the floor. That's the one I like the best so far."
Leo Fitz and Ophelia[src]
"Don't you get it? You can't kill me!"
"Maybe not. But I'm pretty sure he can."
―Aida's last words with Phil Coulson[src]

Episode 5.05: Rewind

Spoken about Aida

"That's the strangest thing I've ever heard... except for the sexy robot that you made that became human and wanted you to stick the old floppy in her love drive."
Lance Hunter to Leo Fitz[src]
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