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King Cold: What a pretty little blue pearl it is. What was it called? "E-arth?"
Freeza: Actually, it's pronounced "Earth," Daddy-daddy-daddy-daddy (sparks shoot out of his head).
King Cold: Really? But there's an "A" in it! I'll just keep calling it "E-arth."
Freeza: It doesn't really matter, anyway. Soon it will have a new name: "Vacant Lot."

"It has been clear that there has been no attempt at communication. No demands, nothing like that. So obviously, they are here for our resources. When you invade a place for its resources, you wipe out the indigenous population. Those are the rules of any colonization. And right now, we are being colonized."

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"New data shows that they are using our water as a fuel source, and our ocean levels are already dropping. They are using it to power their ships, their machinery, possibly even their own bodies."

Superman: You destroyed those planets, didn't you? And every living soul on them!
Brainiac: Only their knowledge was important. It is what I was programmed to collect and protect.
Superman: But why kill?
Brainiac: The fewer beings who have the knowledge, the more precious it becomes.

Lex Luthor: Say you succeed. You absorb all the information on Earth and then destroy it. Then what?
Brainiac: I repeat the process across the entire universe, until I have recorded all knowledge and destroyed all of creation.
Lex Luthor: And then?
Brainiac: Then my program is complete. My function is fulfilled.
Justice League Unlimited, "Divided We Fall"

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The aliens came
from a far distant world
In a large yellow ship
that blinked as it twirled.
It rounded the moon,
and entered our sky.
We knew they had come
but we didn't know why.

Bright the next morning,
with noisy commotion,
The ship slowly moved
out over the ocean.
It lowered a tube
and drained the whole sea
For transport back home
to their galaxy.

The tube then sucked up
the clouds and the air,
Causing no small amount
of Earthling despair.
With nothing to breathe,
we started to die.
"Help us! Please stop!"
was the public outcry.

A hatch opened up
and the aliens said,
"We're sorry to learn
that you will soon be dead,
But though you may find
this slightly macabre,
We prefer your extinction
to the loss of our job."
Calvin's poem, Calvin and Hobbes

"Furthermore, it is illogical for an extraterrestrial species to abduct human females," added TuMok.
"Perhaps the aliens want hosts for their young, or food for a dying world," said Zarkendorf. "An ancient race could be trying to steal our organs to replace their own decaying flesh."
"But our different biology would make it impossible for aliens to breed with us," said Buster. "Likewise our flesh would be poisonous to them."
"Well then they want our women as slaves!" said Zarkendorf testily.
"Any race with the technology to cross interstellar distances would hardly need crude manual labor," said TuMok.
"Then they are hostages! The women will be held for ransom until we accede to the alien demands. That's it — they've come to steal our water!"
"But water can be mined from the Oort cloud or the Kuiper belt," said Proton. "They don't even have to land on Earth."
"THEN THEY'RE DOING IT BECAUSE THEY'RE MEAN AND NASTY!" roared Zarkendorf.
Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space

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They're like bees taking pollen to whatever hive they call home!
Viridi, on the Aurum, Kid Icarus: Uprising

Truly, a Plutarkian's legacy is measured in what he does not leave behind!
Limburger, about his people, Biker Mice from Mars

Ax: <Don't you know? Don't you know whom you're fighting?>
Ax: <Yes. And that is one of their great crimes. But the Yeerks are more than that. Yeerks are killers of worlds. Murderers of all life. Hated and feared throughout the galaxy. They are a plague that spreads from world to world, leaving nothing but desolation and slavery and misery in their wake.>
Animorphs #4: The Message

The Borg is the ultimate user. They're unlike any threat your Federation has ever faced. They're not interested in political conquest, wealth or power as you know it. They're simply interested in your ship, its technology. They've identified it as something they can consume.

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