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"So that's it? This war for Harlem is about revenge against Mariah? Why?"
"History. Destiny. You can't fight with the ancestors."
Luke Cage and Bushmaster[src]

The War for Harlem was a conflict that initially began with Luke Cage, Bushmaster and Mariah Dillard.


Bushmaster's Vendetta

"John always talk about him mother and father were wronged. Wrong by dem Yankee who tink dem superior. Because they live on the top of the hill. Bushmaster come back uptown. Coming for what is his. Him gwan to see the family that live up on Sugar Hill. Him gwan take everyting back that's his. Every bloodclaat ting."
Gideon Shaw to Misty Knight[src]

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Ambush on Luke Cage

"Ya told me, stay outta ya yard. Harlem is not ya yard, boy, it's mine."
Bushmaster to Luke Cage[src]

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Chase of Piranha Jones

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Inauguration of the Shirley Chisholm Complex

"Tonight, a grisly discovery at Harlem's Shirley Chisholm Complex turned a ribbon-cutting celebration into a macabre nightmare. Three severed heads were placed at the complex, owned by former councilwoman Mariah Dillard."
Thembi Wallace[src]

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Duel at High Bridge

"You have power. I have power. Why fight up one another when we could join together and take it from Mariah? Hmm?"
"Because you're a homicidal criminal. And, for better or worse, I'm Harlem's Hero."
Bushmaster and Luke Cage[src]

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Battle at Irie Taxi Garage

"Remember, these dudes have Hammer weapons."
"What, are you about to tell me to wait in the car?"
"I didn't say all that."
"What, you think I can't with this arm?"
Luke Cage and Misty Knight[src]

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Rescue of Mariah Dillard

"I played this in my head over and over. And somehow, this is sweeter."
Bushmaster to Mariah Dillard[src]

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Attack on James Lucas

"Dad, you're not listening. Somebody out there wants to hurt me."
"I thought that the bulletproof was supposed to help all that."
"I'm not worried about me. I'm worried about you."
Luke Cage and James Lucas[src]

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Skirmish at Mother's Touch

"The Stylers are here."
"Bushmaster's goons?"
Nandi Tyler and Mariah Dillard[src]

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Attack on Rand Enterprises Research Facility

"Let me reason with you! Mad respect, yeah? You're a hard man to kill! You can't burn. You can't drown. So why fight? Before someone you care about gets killed, just give me who I came for."
Bushmaster to Luke Cage[src]

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Attack on Stylers' Grow House

"The largest grow house in Harlem just went up in flames. No sign of Bushmaster."
"Luke Cage is doing our dirty work for us."
Shades and Mariah Dillard[src]

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Massacre at Gwen's

"Me gonna haunt you 'til the end of your days! You can eat, but you won't taste! You can sleep, but you won't rest! Everything you love, you gon' lose! You hear me!"
Anansi to Mariah Dillard[src]

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Attack on Ingrid Mackintosh

"I know you, Luke Cage! You've come to take me hostage to lure my nephew."
"Look in my eyes. I'm not here to hurt you. Let's get a move on before Mariah's people come back to finish the job."
Ingrid Mackintosh and Luke Cage[src]

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Battle at Yangsi Gonshi Warehouse

"Yuh waan fi talk mi name? Eh? Puttin' that poison on di streets like it's me, eh?"
"Mariah was right. Rats always follow the cheese."
Bushmaster and Hai-Qing Yang[src]

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Infiltration into Harlem's Paradise

"Get your goddamn hands off me! No!"
"Watch my eyes as I squeeze that bloodclaat life out of you."
Black Mariah and Bushmaster[src]

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Attack on Mariah Dillard

"Rosalie Carbone says goodbye Mollie."
"Wop bitch! Do it! Do it quick!"
Carbone Assassin and Mariah Dillard[src]

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Raid of Rosalie Carbone's Office

"I will destroy your trucks. I will raid every single warehouse. I will disrupt the profits of your partners so much that they will hand you over to the feds. I will make your life a living hell."
Luke Cage to Rosalie Carbone[src]

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Massacre of the Stokes Crime Family Members

"Victims six and seven tonight. These two were identified by Shades as part of the Rum Punch Massacre, and the others were going to be named in an indictment that was going out tonight. Mariah is cleaning house."
Misty Knight to Priscilla Ridley[src]

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Assassination of Mariah Dillard

"You can save me?"
"Nah, I've done all the saving I can do, but I will keep you company."
"I can't... It burns..."
"We ain't done yet."
Mariah Dillard and Luke Cage[src]

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"You really are Luke Corleone, aren't you?"
"It's not like that, D-Dub."
"The streets not hot no more. The dealers left the park. What did you do?"
"I had a few conversations. Uh, put some people on notice. I made things right."
"Wait, wait, the crime faucet your mans was talking about That's why you went to see Mariah on that Hyman Roth shit."
Dave Griffith and Luke Cage[src]

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Wars and Conflicts in Earth History
Kree-Skrull War (995 A.D.1995) • Asgard-Jotunheim War (965 A.D.2010) • World War II (19391945) • Johann Fennhoff's Campaign (1946) • Cold War (19471991) • Chase of Bruce Banner (20052010) • Chitauri Invasion (2012) • Aldrich Killian's War (2012) • Second Dark Elf Conflict (2013) • Centipede Investigation (20132014) • HYDRA Uprising (2014) • Quest for the Orb (2014) • Ego's Expansion (Pre-1 A.D.2014) • War on HYDRA (20142015) • Operation Cerberus (2014) • S.H.I.E.L.D. Civil War (20142015) • Ultron Offensive (2015) • War Against the Inhumans (2015) • Chase of Luke Cage (2015) • Inhuman Outbreak (20152016) • Grant Ward's Campaign (20152016) • Frank Castle's War (20152016) • War for New York (2016) • Watchdogs' Campaign (20162017) • Hive's Campaign (2016) • Avengers Civil War (2016) • Termination of the Red Room (2016) • Erik Killmonger's Campaign (2016) • Adrian Toomes' Weapons Trafficking Operation (20122016) • Rawlins Conspiracy (20152016) • Chase of Quake (20162017) • Attack on the Sanctums (2017) • Terror in New Orleans (2017) • Aida's Uprising (2017) • War for Harlem (2017) • Triad War (2017) • Kingpin's Conspiracy (2017) • War Against PRIDE (20172018) • War Against Jonah (2018) • Morgan le Fay's Campaign (2018) • Schultz Conspiracy (2018) • Jigsaw's Campaign (2018) • Trish Walker's Vigilante Campaign (2018) • Infinity War (2018) • Search for Leo Fitz (20182019) • Sarge's Campaign (2019) • Izel's Campaign (2019) • War Against the Chronicoms (2019) • Ronin's Campaign (2023) • Time Heist (2023) • Westview Anomaly (2023) • Flag Smashers' Campaign (2024) • Mafia Cold War (2024) • Quentin Beck's Campaign (2024)