Internationale: …And after the collapse of the system of global capital the masses will rise up and…
Decker: Oh look, we're here.
Internationale: Right. I'll tell you the rest later.
Decker: Goody. I can't wait.
Decker: Another day. Another pile of garbage to chew through.
Internationale: Were you born this cynical?
Decker: No, but I'm a quick learner.
Internationale: I can't believe you used to work for these people.
Decker: The money was good.
Internationale: Is that all that matters to you?
Decker: Of course not. They had a good dental plan, too.
Decker: You really think we're doing any good?
Internationale: I wouldn't be here if I didn't.
Decker: Whatever helps you sleep at night.
Internationale: Do you regret any of your academic work? Your discoveries help prop up our oppressors.
Dr. Xu: I just make the tools. I'm not responsible for their use.
Internationale: That's a rather convenient attitude.
Dr. Xu: I don't hear you complaining when you use your wireless scanner.
Dr. Xu: Can I borrow your scanner for a second? I think I might be able to extend its range.
Internationale: I don't know. How certain are you that you won't damage it?
Dr. Xu: About 40%.
Internationale: Don't touch my stuff.
Internationale: When is the last time you saw a tree?
Dr. Xu: My desk back at the university was an antique. I think it was made of real wood.
Internationale: That doesn't count. That's a dead tree.
Dr. Xu: You need to be more specific with your questions.
Dr. Xu: This is the 21st century. I don't see how your 19th century philosophers are relevant any more.
Internationale: Human nature doesn't change. We're still just people.
Dr. Xu: Even Sharp?
Internationale: Well, most of us, at least.
Shalem 11: You can see things at a distance, right?
Internationale: Certain patterns of electronic interference, yes.
Shalem 11: Hmmm. It would be better if you could see targets. More useful.
Internationale: Violence isn't always the answer.
Shalem 11: No, not always. But most of the time it works well enough.
Internationale: You made a lot of money working as an assassin, didn't you?
Shalem 11: Yeah, I did alright. I was the best, and my fees reflected that.
Internationale: Did it help you sleep at night?
Shalem 11: With that much money you don't need to sleep at night.
Shalem 11: You wear your politics on your sleeve. That puts you at a tactical disadvantage.
Internationale: It's worth it. Global revolution is the most important issue facing the world today.
Shalem 11: Uh. Right. Just don't let it get in the way of the mission.
Nika: If you grab the target's wrist like this, you get much more leverage for the throw.
Internationale: Thank you. I've always had trouble with that move.
Nika: Ne za chto. It is only physics.
Nika: I will take care of the physical resistance. You target the digital assets.
Internationale: Affirmative. But I can take care of myself in a fight, if I need to.
Nika: I believe that you believe that.
Internationale: You were a bodyguard before this, were you not?
Nika: That is correct.
Internationale: It must have been demeaning to prioritize another's life ahead of your own for money. How did that feel?
Nika: A bit like working for Invisible.
Internationale: Tell me, who assembled your latest implant? Who mined the ore that went into its components?
Sharp: Your obsession with the downtrodden is a waste of time. The only thing deserving of respect is power.
Internationale: Because some day they might stop. And then you'll know their power.
Sharp: Why would I care?
Internationale: Can we try not to hurt anyone this time?
Sharp: I don't even understand that question.
Sharp: How many workers would it take to bring down an Akuma drone?
Internationale: It depends. If the workers at the Sankaku assembly plant voted to unionize, they could-
Sharp: Nah. I would just take one. But you'd have to throw him at it really hard.
Sharp: I'm a self-made man. Literally.
Internationale: But don't you recognize the structural biases that have allowed you to pursue your goals at the expense of others?
Sharp: Oh yeah, those. Those are great. I should try to make more of those.
Internationale: I want a new partner.
Internationale: You were involved in the anti-corporate movement when you were younger?
Prism: Sigh. I don't want to talk about it.
Internationale: But we should talk about it! You could have used your fame as a platform for changing public consciousness!
Prism: Wow — where were you when I was looking for a new agent? My guy just wanted me to take big roles in popular 'vids. Clearly I was misled.
Prism: So what do you do for fun?
Internationale: I enjoy reading. I particularly enjoy early 20th century proletarian novels. Have you read Upton Sinclair?
Prism: Oh, I'm sorry, you must have misheard. I was asking about 'fun', not.. whatever you were talking about.
Prism: I found this pamphlet slipped under my door. Is it yours?
Internationale: “Corporate Hegemony and the Praxis of Action”. A classic! I must have dropped it. You can borrow it if you'd like.
Prism: That's OK. You can have it back.
Internationale: Are you sure? It's really eye-opening!
Prism: I've never been more sure of anything in my life.
Internationale: I really respect what you did for your people back in Dublin.
Banks: Thanks. But anyone would have done the same, given the circumstances.
Internationale: Have you actually talked to any of the other agents?
Banks: Maybe you're right. I *am* something special.
Banks: How do your ear nubbins work?
Internationale: They're synesthetic couplers. They let me hear radio waves, so I can sense equipment from a distance.
Banks: Since the accident I hear things too! Like how angry the floor gets when you walk on it!
Internationale: That sounds… useful.
Banks: Do you know Robin Hood?
Internationale: Of course. It was one of my favourite stories as a girl.
Banks: No, not the story. The person. I could introduce you, if you'd like. I think you'd get along smashingly.
Internationale: Your headaches, are they getting better?
Banks: A bit, I think. But I may just be getting used to them.
Internationale: If there's anything I can do..
Banks: There isn't. But thank you for your concern.