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For Conseil, the captain was still a neglected genius who, weary of earth’s deceptions, had been driven to take refuge in this inaccessible medium where he was free to follow his instincts. But to my mind, this theory explained only one side of Captain Nemo.

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No, Captain Nemo was not content simply with avoiding humanity. His formidable submarine served not only his instincts for freedom but also, perhaps, his needs for some terrible revenge.”

— Professor Aronnax

Part II, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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