A Stock Phrase
that's often said after a harrowing, near-death experience. It can also be used as a Badass Boast
after coming Back from the Dead
Anime & Manga
- In the "Welcome Back, Frank" arc of The Punisher, Frank interrogates a mook, and after he's done with him throws him out of a moving car. The goon, badly battered but still breathing, starts screaming that he's alive. And then a truck runs over him.
- Doctor Who - The Tenth Doctor's final episode uses this for a very cruel Hope Spot. After being warned that Your Days Are Numbered and narrowly preventing the return of his own people (which would doom the rest of the universe), the Doctor whispers to himself "I'm still alive..." - and then Wilf knocks four times.
- Portal's GLaDOS gets a whole song devoted to this, which serves as the series Sequel Hook.
- In Mass Effect 3, vorcha multiplayer characters can say this when revived by a teammate. Also, in the single player DLC module Citadel, if brought along for the final mission, EDI can say this after being forcibly unplugged from the rest of the ship when the Clone and his/her mercenary goons hijack the Normandy, and having to do a hard restart because of it. Shepard and Joker are not entirely convinced, as her eyes are all askew.