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It's from a scene in a comic from the late 70s to mid-80s. Probably from Secret Wars (1985), but I may be wrong. A few heroes are talking, and a difficult choice is being debated. Professor X says, "If we did that, we'd be no better than Hitler, Stalin, or Doctor Doom."

Crossposted at TVTropes YKTS.

  • And assuming I'm right, go self-post an answer on TVTropes – Valorum Aug 19 '17 at 19:21
  • Thou rightly assumeth thou art right. ;) – JCCyC Aug 21 '17 at 12:49
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You're referring to the scene below from Secret Wars Vol. 1 #4 (from 1985) in which Xavier is describing his earlier decision to use his psychic powers to wipe Spider Man's memory.

In that moment of weakness I was no better than Doom ... or Hitler ... or anyone else who ever used power to usurp another's freedom!

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    Either my memory or the Brazilian translator inserted Stalin in there. :-P – JCCyC Aug 19 '17 at 20:03

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