->''"Because seriously, nobody wants to be {{Batman}}. Neal Stephenson [[Literature/SnowCrash observes the crux of the problem]]: 'Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.' The joke, of course, is that nobody does. Why? Because nobody wants a fatal disease, to move to a monastery in China, or, as is perhaps most applicable to Batman, to have their entire families wiped out. The price of ontological supremacy is just too high. "''
-->--'''[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2010/04/holy-ontological-narrative-concepts.html Phil Sandifer]]'''

->'''Andy:''' You get visions... of people about to die? [''Sam nods'']... That's impossible.
->'''Sam:''' A lot of people would say the same thing about what you do.
->'''Andy:''' [''pause''] But death visions? Dude, that sucks.
-->-- ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

->'''Doyle''': They're messages I get, you know from the higher powers, whoever they may be. Y'know, it's my "gift"!\\
'''Cordelia:''' If that was ''my'' gift, I'd return it. I mean you get those headaches, and you do this 'bleh' thing with your face.
-->--'''{{Series/Angel}}''', "Lonely Hearts"

->''"Imagine there was a door to [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the realm of Daemons]], and the slightest inattention on your behalf would see them batter it down and rip you to shreds. Now imagine that door is inside your head. That is what being a [[PsychicPowers Psyker]] is like."''
-->-- '''Castus Lupa''', Savant Adjunct, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

-> Every morning my body forgets all wounds, all hurts. And makes itself again exactly as it was when the gods first cursed me. I have had the same miscarriage every day for four thousand years.
-->-- '''Erishad''', ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}''

->'''Human Kite (Kyle):''' I think it'd be pretty cool not be able to die.
->'''Mysterion [[spoiler:(Kenny)]]:''' PRETTY COOL!? Do you know what it feels like to be ''stabbed?'' To be ''shot?'' ''Decapitated!? Torn apart!? Burned!? Run over!''
->'''Toolshed (Stan):''' [[spoiler:Kenny]], calm down!
->'''Mysterion [[spoiler:(Kenny)]]:''' It's ''not'' "pretty cool", Kyle! ''It fucking'' '''''hurts!'''''

->''"Hate my power, hate my power, hate it, hate it, hate it."''
-->-- '''Scapegoat''', {{Literature/Worm}}, on his EmpathicHealer abilities.
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