Mantis Profile

A collection of quotes of Mantis, a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Spoken by Mantis

"Telepaths read minds. Empaths read...emotions."
"Ego found me in a larva state. Orphaned on my home world. He raised me by hand and kept me as his own."
"When I touch someone, I can feel their feelings."
―Mantis to Guardians of the Galaxy[src]
"I love that scruffy dog, he's so cute I'm gonna die!"

Spoken about Mantis

"This gross bug-lady is my new friend!"
―Drax the Destroyer[src]


"I am Mantis."
"What are you doing?"
"Smiling. I hear it is the thing to do to make people like you."
"Not if you do it like that."
"Oh. I was raised alone on Ego’s planet. I do not understand the intricacies of social interaction. Can I pet your puppy? It is adorable."
"That’s called a practical joke!"
"I liked it very much!"
Mantis and Drax[src]
"You are horrifying to look at. But that's a good thing."
"When you're ugly and someone loves you, you know they love you for who you are. Beautiful people never know how to trust."
"Well, then I am certainly grateful to be ugly!"
Drax and Mantis[src]
"Hey, can I ask you a personal question?"
"No one has ever asked me a personal question."
"Your antenna. What are they for?"
"Their purpose?"
"Yes. Quill and I have a bet."
"You're not suppose to say that."
"I think that when you are about to go through a doorway that is too low, your antenna feel this and keep you from being decapitated."
"Right and if it is anything other than you specifically not being decapitated by a doorway, I win."
"They are not for feeling doorways!"
"I think they have something to do with my empathic abilities."
"What are those?"
"If I touch someone, I can feel their feelings."
"You read minds?"
"No, telepaths feel thoughts. Empaths feel feelings... emotions. May I?"
"You feel love."
"Yeah, I guess I feel a general, unselfish love for..."
"No, romantic, sexual love..."
"No, no I don't..."
"For her!"
"No, No, that is not!"
"She just told everyone, your deepest darkest secret!"
"Dude, come on, I think you are over reacting a little bit..."
"You must be so embarrassed! Do me! Do me, do me!"
"I have never felt this humor!"
"So unbelievably uncool."
"Touch me and the only thing you are going to feel is a broken jaw."
"I can also alter emotions to some extent."
"Yeah, like what?"
"If I touch someone who is sad, I can ease them into contentment for a short while. I can make a stubborn person compliant. But I mostly use it to help my master sleep. He lies awake at night, thinking about his project."
"Do one of those on me!"
Star-Lord, Mantis, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora[src]
"It's beautiful."
"It is. And so are you...On the inside."
―Mantis and Drax[src]
"He’s coming."
"Didn’t you say you could make him sleep?"
"When he wants! He’s too powerful! I can’t!"
"You don’t have to believe in yourself because I believe in you."
"I never thought she’d be able to do it. With as skinny and weak as she appears to be."
"I don’t know how long I can hold him!"
"You need to, girl. If you don’t keep Ego at bay, we all die."
Mantis, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora[src]
"The crabby puppy is so cute he makes me want to die!"
"Your suicidal thoughts sadden me, but your wish will likely come true."
Mantis and Drax the Destroyer[src]

Avengers: Infinity War

Spoken by Mantis

"Death follows him around like a shadow."