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10 Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up Dom As A Character

There has been plenty of news revolving around the production process of Fast X, including the fact that Vin Diesel will be earning a reported salary of $20 million. That’s 10 times what he got for the first movie but the rise in income isn’t odd because Fast & Furious is now a billion-dollar franchise and Dominic Toretto has become one of the most popular movie characters of all time.

There are many things fans love about Dom. These include his unique driving skills, his daredevilry, and his caring nature. Fans have always been thrilled by his quotes too. Some tend to sound cheesy while others come off as truly badass. There are also some remarks that better reflect who he truly is as a person, with plenty of them resonating deeply with the fans.

“I Live My Life A Quarter Mile At A Time. Nothing Else Matters Not The Mortgage, Not The Store.”
Dom explains to Brian how he stays happy – The Fast and the Furious
Dom explains hiss life policies to Brian in The Fast & The Furious (2001)

Shortly after meeting Brian for the first time, Dom has a conversation with him in his garage. There, he confesses that he is happiest whenever he is behind the wheel.

The quote highlights two key things about Dom: his love for driving and his general attitude towards life. To him, nothing in life is more important than stepping on the gas and it’s always a therapeutic moment whenever he is in the driver’s seat. Dom stays positive too. He never doubts that if he keeps pushing forward, problems will take care of themselves (and they always do).

“I Don’t Have Friends, I’ve Got Family.”
Dom’s reaction to Deckard Shaw’s threat – Furious 7
Dom and Shaw launch in air to fight in Furious 7

During a confrontation between Dom and Deckard Shaw, the villain advises him to keep his friends close because he’ll need them. Dom is quick to correct his choice of words.

Dom’s adoration for “family” is so intense that it has become the inspiration of most memes about the character. The protagonist holds the firm belief that a person should not only cherish those related to them but also those they consider friends. For that reason, he prefers to think of members of his crew as part of his family rather than just associates.

“Keep Your Car. Your Respect Is Good Enough For Me.”
Dom makes peace with Raldo – The Fate of the Furious
Raldo and Dom in The Fate of the Furious

In order to save his cousin Fernando from the debt he owes Raldo, Dom challenges the loan shark to a bet. After a tense drive, he wins, and even though he had vowed to take Raldo’s ride, he changes his mind and lets him keep it.

Dom values respect and good graces more than material things. The car means nothing to him because he has owned plenty (including some of the most expensive Fast & Furious cars). What’s important is that Raldo now respects the Toretto name. He won’t bother Fernando anymore and neither will he think of Dom as his sequel.

“I Wasn’t Hiding.”
Dom’s reaction after Hobbs finds him – Fast and Furious 6
Hobbs and Dom in Fast & Furious 6 pic

After the Rio heist, Dom settles for a quiet life with Elena in the Canary Islands. Soon, Hobbs shows up to request his help in tracking down Owen Shaw. When Hobbs mentions that Dom was easy to find, Dom makes it clear that he wasn’t hiding.

It’s yet another quote that underscores Dom’s courage and his willingness to face the consequences of his actions. Given how grand and chaotic the Rio heist was, he is fully aware that someone might come looking for him but he doesn’t care. All that matters is enjoying every simple moment until the next problem pops up.

“It’s All Gonna Be Okay.”
Dom reassures Jakob after reconciling with him – F9
Dom and Jakob faceoff inside jakob's base in Fast 9

After a couple of cat and mouse games, Dom and his long-lost brother, Jakob, reconcile. Dom then reassures him, telling him that all is going to be well despite the challenges that lie ahead.

Among Dom’s standout attributes is his tendency to forgive. No matter how deeply he clashes with someone, there’s ever the chance that he’ll work with them in the future. This is proven through his relationships with Deckard Shaw and Luke Hobbs. So, when he also settles for a truce with Jakob, the new development comes as no surprise.

“I Don’t Pick A Target From A Mile Away. I Stand Face To Face And Look ‘Em Dead In The Eye.”
Dom confronts Connor Rhoades before killing him – The Fate Of The Furious
Dom strangles Connor Rhoades in Fate Of The Furious

After discovering that Cipher’s henchman tries to shoot Letty, Dom is furious. He confronts him before boasting about how he prefers close combat before killing him.

There’s a good reason why Dom is one of the best Fast & Furious fighters. The character is wrapped around the old action movie trope of throwing away the weapons and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. In addition to that, Dom lives by codes. There are things he considers cowardly behavior and one of those is killing someone from a distance. He, therefore, makes sure to tackle Rhoades and make him pay with his bare hands.

“Ride Or Die, Remember?”
Dom urges Letty to race him so as to make her remember who he is – Furious 7
Dom prepares to race Letty in Furious 6

After Letty develops amnesia and attempts to get over her stint as one of Owen Shaw’s enforcers, Dom does his best to make her remember who he is. After trying to come up with several solutions, he figures out the perfect way to do that: racing.

Dom’s love for Letty is as deep as his love for cars. Never at any given moment does he consider giving up on her. It’s the reason he is quick to leave Elena as soon as he learns that Letty is still alive. Here, he does everything in his power to make her remember him and the dedication truly is the reason why the two make one of the best movie couples.

“I Choose To Make My Own Fate.”
Dom refuses to acknowledge that Cipher owns him – The Fate Of The Furious

While being blackmailed by one of the evilest Fast & Furious villains, Cipher, Dom advises her to think again when she implies that his fate is in her hands because she is keeping his son hostage. He declares that he is the only one who chooses his fate.

Indeed, Dom is never one to be dictated upon or resign himself to fate. He always does his best to tailor events in order to achieve the outcome he sees fit. He demonstrates that on this particular occasion too when he takes out most of Cipher’s men with the help of his team and regains custody of his child.

“You Break Her Heart, I’ll Break Your Neck.”
Dom warns Brian to not toy with Mia’s feelings. – The Fast And The Furious
Dom warns Brian to not break Mia's heart in The Fast And The Furious (2001)

Brian falls for Mia soon after he goes undercover as a member of Dom’s. When Dom learns that he’s dating his sister, he gives him a warning.

When it comes to matters relating to Mia, Dom enjoys being the overprotective big brother. It’s a trait that endears him to fans because Mia is one of the most likable members of Dom’s family and someone that Dom often sees as the heart of the family. The warning does work because Brian ends up being a very good husband.

“I’m Ready To Meet My Maker. Are You?”
Dom’s words to Deckard after ambushing him – Furious 7
Deckard Shaw stays calm when Dom ambushes him in Furious 7

Dom once gathers a team that ambushes Deckard as he is having a meal. He then declares that he is willing to end their rivalry all there, even if it means dying in the process.

Dom’s courage is one of the most impressive things about him. Whether it’s driving a car through a skyscraper or jumping over a bridge to save someone he loves, he’ll gladly do it. With his statement, he makes it obvious once again that he’s ready to die. And he’s quite sure that his opponent isn’t (hence that gives him an advantage).

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Fast & Furious 11 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


Fast and Furious 11 needs to feature an epic fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel to resolve the real-life feud and bring closure to their characters’ relationship. The clash between Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five was a game-changer, and revisiting that epic confrontation in Fast 11 would elevate the action and add nostalgia. A showdown between Dom and Hobbs in Fast 11 could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation, reaffirming the underlying themes of family and unity in the franchise.

Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has returned to the Fast Saga, Fast and Furious 11 needs to include an epic fight between Johnson and Vin Diesel. In the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, the thrill of fast cars and heart-stopping action has always been amplified by the magnetic on-screen chemistry between its stars. However, a real-life feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel has been brewing since 2016. Director Louis Leterrier achieved the impossible by bringing The Rock back into the fold. Now, he must find a way to reunite Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto on-screen.

Ever since Fate of the Furious, the void left by The Rock’s absence has grown more conspicuous. The actor’s feud with Vin Diesel has cast a shadow over the franchise, making it increasingly difficult for the writers and directors to craft a cohesive narrative. As Fast Saga fans await the next installment, all eyes are on Leterrier to weave a compelling story that not only showcases jaw-dropping action but also offers a chance for Hobbs and Dom to partake in an epic showdown.

Hobbs & Dom Fighting In Fast & Furious 11 Would Bring Their Arc Full Circle
Vin Diesel's Dom confronts Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 act as sequels to Fast Five in many ways, so it makes perfect sense for the upcoming installment to build on the fight scene between Dom and Hobbs from Fast Five. The clash between the two powerhouse characters left an indelible mark on fans. Revisiting that epic confrontation could elevate the adrenaline-fueled action and add a layer of nostalgia to Fast and Furious 11. Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a change of heart and returned to the Fast Saga, the anticipation for a rematch between his and Vin Diesel’s characters has reached a fever pitch.

Dom and Hobbs’ showdown in Fast Five was a game-changer for the franchise, propelling it to new heights with its intensity and raw energy. Given the unresolved tension between the two stars in real life, a meticulously crafted fight scene in Fast 11 has the potential to invigorate the climax of the series and provide a cathartic experience for the actors and fans alike. As Fast 11 may be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious universe, all eyes are on this anticipated clash. Hopefully, a brotherly fight will be the defining moment that brings harmony back to the Fast Saga family.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Can Put Their Feud To Rest On Screen
Hobbs holding on to Dom in Fast and Furious 5

Vin Diesel and The Rock’s personal history adds a layer of complexity to any potential fight between their characters in Fast and Furious 11. Given their real-life feud, it’s unlikely either actor would be portrayed as the clear winner or loser. Moreover, from a storytelling perspective, it would be counterproductive to have Dom excessively harm or kill Hobbs or vice versa. However, as the series approaches its potential end, a showdown between Dom and Hobbs could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation. After all, throughout the Fast and Furious films, audiences have witnessed a recurring pattern of men engaging in physical conflicts before eventually forming unbreakable bonds.

For instance, Fast and Furious sees Dom and Brian’s tumultuous relationship evolve into a deep brotherly connection after a series of knock-down, drag-out fights. This same sort of understanding between Dom and Hobbs would reaffirm the underlying themes of reconciliation and family that have contributed to the franchise’s enduring popularity. By embracing the notion that they are, in a sense, brothers, Dom and Hobbs could mend their on-screen relationship and deliver a broader message of unity. This would ultimately give fans a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in Fast and Furious 11.

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Vin Diesel Posts Paul Walker Tribute On 10th Anniversary Of His Death


Vin Diesel shares a touching tribute to Paul Walker 10 years after the actor’s tragic death on November 30, 2013. Diesel expresses that “more smiles manage to break through the tears” as years pass because he knows his bond with Walker will be stronger than ever when they eventually reunite. Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, remains alive in the world of Fast and Furious, and Diesel has previously teased that the franchise won’t end without a proper farewell to Brian and Walker.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel takes to social media to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker, 10 years after the actor’s death. First released in 2001, the debut installment in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise introduces Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Walker as Brian O’Connor. Both characters would return for a number of sequels, but Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, during the production of Furious 7.

Now, on the 10th anniversary of Walker’s passing, Diesel has shared a touching tribute post on Instagram to honor his late Fast and Furious costar. Check out the actor’s emotional post below:

Accompanying an image of Walker with one of his daughters, Diesel reminisces about an important lesson learned from the late actor and how his legacy still lives on today. Diesel’s full caption is included below:

I was listening to a song this morning…‘That Lucky Old Sun’… thought of you, racing around Heaven all day. Hahaha…
The family of the Mourning, feels like it has grown since a decade ago… feel’s like that experience of losing someone is far too common today. Leaving more and more of us in search for meaning, trying to make sense of this complex existence…
Oh, I have finally understood what you use to do with the phone, “phone Fasting”… you had the insight to turn off your phone for long stretches of time. I started this year to do just that. You used to say, Vin and I can go years without talking, and our brotherhood will always be stronger than we left it, the ones who truly love you will always be there.
Amen to that.
This is one of my favorite images ever taken… You knew how proud I was when my daughter, the Alpha Angel, your niece would play the piano… well last night she was playing Moonlight Sonata… it took me back to the night before she was born. Me and you were working late… you were telling me that the best moment in life would be witnessing my child being born. That priceless smile you had when I told you the next day that I had cut the umbilical cord…
The next song she started playing on the piano is by an artist you would have loved, named Billie Eilish, ‘What was I made for’… when she started to play, the other angels all came and joined her at the piano and they started singing… wow…emotions… angels, I know you were listening.
After ten years… I know these days of beautiful remembrance will be filled with tears. But as time rolls on, with each year that passes… more smiles manage to break through the tears. Cause I know, when I see you again… our brotherhood will be stronger than we left it.
Miss you.

Will Brian Be Seen Again In Fast & Furious?
Furious 7 Reveals How Paul Walker’s Character Can Return
CGI Paul Walker in Furious 7.

Walker’s death in November 2013 came with a great deal of sadness, but it also created problems for the Furious 7 production, which was about halfway done. It was ultimately decided that Walker’s remaining scenes would be completed with a digital recreation of the actor, with his two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, serving as body doubles. Although Walker may have passed away, Brian remains alive and well within the world of the films, though he has not been seen in the flesh since Furious 7’s emotional ending.

The closet audiences have come to seeing Brian again (outside of the flashbacks featured in Fast X) is at the end of F9: The Fast Saga, when the character’s iconic Nissan Skyline pulls up at Dom’s house. This summer’s Fast X supposedly sets up the conclusion of the franchise in an 11th and potentially 12th installment (in addition to the announced Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs spinoff movie), and it’s very likely that the final movie will see Brian return in some capacity.

Diesel has also essentially teased as much, telling Total Film (via GamesRadar) earlier this year: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.” It’s unclear if this will mean a substantial digital recreation of the actor for extended portions of the film or a quick cameo at the very end, but it seems like audiences haven’t seen the last of Brian just yet. Even in death, Walker remains a key pillar of Fast and Furious, and it’s fitting that the final film will feature another heartfelt goodbye to further honor the late actor.

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

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After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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