The Chronicles of Riddick

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For other films in this series, see The Chronicles of Riddick (franchise).

The Chronicles of Riddick is a 2004 American science fiction / fantasy / thriller film in which wanted criminal Richard Bruno Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe.

Directed and written by David Twohy.
All the power in the universe can't change destiny.


  • Did you know you grind your teeth in your sleep... sexy.
  • Look, I'm not with everyone here. But I will take a piece of him.
  • Well, lesson learned. No such word as "friend." It can only end badly when you let someone get too close. Bad for them.
  • I showed trust to one man. Did I make a mistake, Imam?
  • Maybe you should pretend like you're talkin' to someone educated in the penal system. In fact, don't pretend.
  • It's been a long time since I smelled beautiful.
  • You made three mistakes. First, you took the job. Second, you came light – a four-man crew for me? Fuckin' insulting. But the worst mistake you made … Empty gun rack.
  • Don't know about this new crew of yours. They seem a bit skittish. Probably shouldn't tell them what happened to the last crew. [Toombs' mercs exchange nervous glances]
  • I'll kill you with my teacup.
  • You don't expect these mercs to have any code, any honor.
  • I bow to no man.
  • You're not afraid of the dark, are you? The light … hurts my eyes.
  • So now it's back to all the brightness, and everything I hate.
  • There's gonna be one speed: mine. If you can't keep up, don't step up. You'll just die.
  • I'm sure God has his tricks, but getting out of places no one else can, that's one of mine.
  • [Last lines of the movie, whispered] You keep what you kill.


  • Couple of things you could've done better. First, trash the locator beacon inside my ship, the one you jacked. And second, and this is really the more important part, dust my dick when you get the chance.
  • You're supposed to be some slick-shit killer. Now, look at you, all back of the bus and shit.
  • [Speaking of Crematoria] If I owned this place and Hell, I'd rent this place out, and live in Hell.
  • [Laughing, after Riddick, while in captivity, kills one of his five-man mercenary team] Four way split!
  • I think you're my new gunner. Grab a gat.

The Guv[edit]

  • There are inmates and there are convicts. A convict has a certain code. And he knows to show a certain respect. An inmate, on the other hand, pulls the pin on his fellow man. Does the guard's work for them. Brings shame to the game. So, which are you gonna be?
  • I've been here for years. [shows his wedding ring] See this? I remember how gorgeous she was. Well, gorgeous in a certain light. And now, for the goddamn death of me, I cannot remember her name.
  • [As hunting hounds are released] Whatever you do, don't make eye contact.
  • Ellen. Her name was Ellen. I never really forgot.

The Lord Marshal[edit]

  • Been a long time since I've seen my own blood. Perhaps too long.
  • In our faith, you keep what you kill.
  • Consider this: if you fall here, now, you will never rise. But if you choose another way, the Necromonger way, you will die in due time, and rise again in the Underverse.
  • [After ripping a man's soul out] Join him, or join me.
  • Convert now, or fall forever!
  • Let's go replenish the ranks.
  • Then I'll take your soul …
  • Get my armada off the ground!
  • [To prisoners being forced to convert] Look around you. Every Necromonger in this hall, every member of the Legion Vast that swept aside your defenses in one night, was once like you. Fought as feebly as you. Every Necromonger that lives today is a convert.

Imam Abu al-Walid[edit]

  • [About to be executed by Irgun] There will be an after life for me. Will there be for you?
  • Whatever was said was meant to give us a chance – a fighting chance!
  • [Watching a comet pass by the planet] It is said, the comet always precedes them, these world enders. The Corsack planets are gone. Eight million settlers missing. The entire Aroran system is gone too. Helion Prime shares its sunlight with all worlds nearby. If we fall, they fall, and after that ... my God, how do I save my family?
  • Will you wait one minute, to save worlds?

The Purifier[edit]

  • We all began as something else.
  • In this Verse, life is antagonistic to the natural state. Here humans in all their various races are a spontaneous outbreak. An unguided mistake. Our purpose is to correct that mistake … because there is another Verse. A Verse where life is welcomed and cherished. A ravishing ever-new place called Underverse … but the road to that Verse crosses over the threshold. So it is this Verse that must be cleansed of life, so the Underverse can populate and prosper.
  • It was hard for me to accept too, when I first heard these words! I let them take away my pain!
  • [To Riddick] I was supposed to deliver a message to you … if Vaako failed to kill you. A message from the Lord Marshal himself. He tells you to stay away from Helion, stay away from him, and in return, you'll be hunted no more. But Vaako will most likely report you as dead. So this is your chance. Your chance to do what no man has ever done.
  • The Necromonger in me warns you to stay away. But the Furyan in me … hopes you won't listen.


  • Aereon: In normal times, evil would be fought with good. But in times like these, well, it should be fought by another kind of evil.
  • Aereon: There are very few people who have met with a Necromonger and lived to speak of it. So when I choose to speak of it, you should choose to listen.
  • Aereon: Furians – defiant to the end.
  • Flight Commander: [necromongers begin their invasion] Flight leaders, get all squads off the ground now! We've got heavy inbound!
  • Kyra: [after Riddick has killed a convict with his tea cup] Death by tea-cup. Why didn't I think of that?
  • Kyra: [after Riddick asks her if she's with him] I am always with you...
  • Man: [whispering, talking about Necromonger statues] So tall it touches the clouds … and there's nothing around this colossus, nothing left. It's their calling card.
  • Mercenary: Hey. How does he know where we're goin' and we don't?
  • Mercenary: In and out, unsuspected and undetected. Damn, I love a good smash and grab!


Riddick: [cradles a mortally wounded Kyra who saved his life] Are you with me Kyra?
Kyra: I was always with you. I was. [dies, Riddick breaks down crying]

Toombs: Riddick.
[Riddick gestures to follow him]
Mercenary: I don't know Toombs seems kind of tight.
Toombs: Not from where I'm sitting, this is the biggest payday ever, so put on a fresh pair of panties, and let's get this right.
[Toombs follows Riddick]

Riddick: Last question, and you better get this right, merc. Whose ship is this?
Toombs: Mine?
[Scene shows Toombs falling to the ground after (presumably) being thrown out of the ship]

Imam: Have you heard anything I've said?
Riddick: You said it's all circling the drain, the whole universe. Right?
Imam: That's right.
Riddick: Had to end sometime.

Man: Have you met any others?
Aereon: Others like yourself?
Riddick: Sister, they don't know what to do with just one of me.
Aereon: Spoken like a true Furyan.

Imam: Will you wait one minute to save worlds?
Riddick: Not my fight.

Lord Vaako: This is your one chance. Take the Lord Marshal's offer and bow.
Riddick: I bow to no man.
Lord Vaako: He's not a man. He's the Holy Half-Dead who has seen the Underverse and returned with powers you can't imagine.
Riddick: Look. I'm not with everyone here. But I will take a piece of him. [points to Irgun]
Lord Vaako: A piece you will have.
[In the ensuing fight, Riddick easily kills Irgun]
Lord Marshall: Stop him! [approaches Riddick] Irgun. One of my best.
Riddick: If you say so.
Lord Marshall: What do you think of this blade?
[Lord Marshall hands Riddick the blade that Riddick used to kill Irgun, Riddick skillfully spins the knife around]
Riddick: I think it's a half-gram heavy on the back end.

Toombs: Any questions?
Riddick: Yeah. What took you so long?

Lord Marshal: [after seeing a recording of Riddick killing a Lensor] Commander Toal.
Toal: [growls] He won't escape twice.

Man: Is there a name for this private little world of yours, huh? What happens there when we don't just run away? You'll kill us … with a soup cup?
Riddick: Tea, actually.
Man: What's that?
Riddick: I'll kill you with my tea cup.
[The man laughs, Riddick smashes the cup onto a nearby rock and shoves the jagged end of the cup through the man's chest]

Riddick: Kyra?
Kyra: What?
Riddick: Get that ass moving!

Riddick: You remember that favorite game of yours?
Kyra: "Who's the Better Killer"?
Riddick: Let's play.

Toombs: You know the problem with these joints now? Health clubs for waffle eatin’ pussies. Maybe we should think about upping the game here a little bit. Think about someplace truly diabolical.
Merc: What the hell’s he thinkin’ now?
Riddick: He’s thinking a triple max prison, a no daylight slam. Only three of them left in this system. Two of them out of range for a shitty little cutter like this one with no legs. Which leaves just one. Crematoria. That is what you had in mind, right, Toombs?


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