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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

-> "All my days were happy, fun and cheerful. I liked that world and peace in that we had. In that world, there was only thieves who stole wallets and we played who would get him first. But one day they came... [[KnightOfCerebus that thing came.]] My friends are dead! My family was killed in front of me! My happy world fell into darkness and despair!
-->-- '''Hitori''' explaining his life after DEM oppression, ''LightNovel/DateALive''

->I think it was after you were gone... that I found her diary. I confronted your mother. She apologized to me crying. I didn't understand the big words... But I knew the pain I suffered should've been yours. That you weren't Aceman... and that you were the reason for my suffering. '''You then meant nothing to me.'''
-->-- '''[[spoiler:Shiro]]''', reflecting on the day she found out that she was a replacement subject for [[spoiler:Ganta]] in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''

->'''Shinji:''' Nobody wants me. So, everybody just die.\\
'''[[spoiler: Rei]]:''' Then, what are those hands for?\\
'''Shinji:''' Nobody cares whether I exist or not. Nothing will change. So, everybody just die.\\
'''[[spoiler: Rei]]:''' Then, what is that heart for?\\
'''Shinji:''' It'd be better if I wasn't here either. So I should just die, too.\\
'''[[spoiler: Rei]]:''' Then, why are you here?\\
'''Shinji:''' Is it okay for me to be here?\\
(''silence'')
-->-- ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]'' the moment [[spoiler:[[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]]/[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The Third Impact]]]] begins.

->Dammit! Why... By letting myself be worshipped as an emissary of God, [[PhysicalGod I was meant to]] [[MessianicArchetype lead everyone...]] [[TearJerker but I can't even save one girl?]]
-->-- '''[[spoiler:Kugel]]''', after [[spoiler:Linaria]] succumbs to her illness in the second OVA for ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet''

->"It must be a lie. That's a lie!"
-->-- '''Akko''', after [[spoiler:the reveal that Chariot was the one who got rid of her powers]] in ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia''

->Some savior I am... I couldn't even save [[spoiler:Yurin.]] I... [[DeathWail I...!!!]]
-->-- '''Flit Asuno''', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''

->[[TearJerker I was stupid...so stupid...]]
-->-- [[spoiler:'''Sayaka Miki''']] before [[spoiler:[[AndThenJohnWasAZombie becoming a witch]]]], ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''

->So this is a Witch. My emotions have all come back to haunt me. I can't remember anything but glimmers of light and regret. Ah, so this is my... despair.
-->-- '''[[spoiler:Homura Akemi]]''', ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion''

->The world[[DramaticPause ...]] is a dark and lonely place.
-->-- '''Ryouga Hibiki''', ''[[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]''

->The future... [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery isn't needed anymore.]]
-->-- '''[[AristocratsAreEvil Lord]] [[BigBad Darcia III]]''', ''Anime/WolfsRain''

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[[folder:Comic Books]]

->'''Jack Hawksmoor''': Is that all you can do? Make cheap, tasteless jokes when your friend dies? Have you given up? Have you given up completely?\\
'''The Doctor''': It wasn't a joke. But yes, I have given up. Sort of. Look around, Jack. Look at what's happened. Look at what's happening. Face it - no matter what I saw - we're not getting out of this in one piece. Jenny really was the spirit of the twenty-first century. If she's dead, that means [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 the century - and everyone living in it - dies with her]]. It's time you did what I did, Jack. Not give up. Not exactly. But accept the inevitable. If these are the last moments of the universe, do you really want to spend them whining and fighting?\\
'''Hawksmoor''': No.
-->-- ''[[ComicBook/CaptainAtom Captain Atom: Armageddon]]''

->Stood in firelight, sweltering. Bloodstain on chest like map of violent new continent. Felt cleansed. Felt dark planet turn under my feet and knew what cats know that makes them scream like babies in night. Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and [[GodIsDead God was not there.]] The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever and we are alone. [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife Live our lives, lacking anything better to do.]] Devise reason later. Born from oblivion; bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into oblivion. There is nothing else. Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. [[{{Ubermensch}} No meaning save what we choose to impose.]] This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. [[HumansAreBastards It's us. Only us.]] Streets stank of fire. The void breathed hard on my heart, turning its illusions to ice, shattering them. [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Was reborn then, free to scrawl own design on this morally blank world.]] [[BecomingTheMask Was Rorschach.]] Does that answer your questions, Doctor?
-->-- '''Rorschach''', ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''

->As my beautiful daughter dies, so does something inside me. Hope. The hope of a future. The hope of happiness. The hope of there being a benign force in the universe. It all dies...
-->-- '''[[Franchise/GreenLantern Atrocitus]]''', ''Red Lanterns'' #0

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[[folder:Fan Works]]

->It was too much for her. She'd never wanted any of this. The flame washed out of her like a torrent; she heard the people behind her burst into flames and die, but she didn't care. If this was the world, she wanted to destroy it. Better that nothing exist, if the Outer Gods were all there was. Humanity would be better off dead.\\
Nylarathotep tried to speak, but her flames rushed through him, charring him to ash in an instant. But he wasn't dead. He would rise again, she knew, and that knowing infuriated her more.\\
She gathered her strength. This world would burn. Burn, burn, burn. If it burned hot enough, maybe she would die herself, and not have to live in it.
-->-- ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod''

->He knew, somewhere deep inside, that Asuka was not answering because she couldn't. His dreams, his hopes, and everything else he wished for the future simply ebbed away, leaving behind only an empty vacuum.
-->-- ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide''

->All those who had meant something to me, all those I had cared for... they were all dead. I had nothing, nothing left. Nothing to expect. No hope.
-->-- '''Shinji''', ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'', chapter 12

->I went into the bathroom and cried my eyes out. The whole affair had been an elaborate hoax! The two of them probably planned the whole thing just to get back at me. I was devastated, crushed out of any hope. I had nothing to live for. [[IfICantHaveYou But if I wasn't ever going to be happy again]], [[GreenEyedMonster then I would make sure that]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse they wouldn't be alive to enjoy their happiness]].
-->-- '''[[Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad Hikaru Hiyama]]''', ''Fanfic/RevengeRoad''

->Someday for sure, I will bring death upon her.
-->-- From '''Yuyuko Saigyouji's''' final diary entry, ''FanFic/TouhouTonari''

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[[folder:Film - Animated]]

->'''Beavis''': Dammit, this always happens! [[QuestForSex I think I'm gonna score,]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption and then I never score!]] [[LifeIsUnfair It's not fair!]] We've traveled, um, a hundred miles 'cause we thought we were gonna score! But now it's not gonna happen! Dammit!\\
'''Bus Driver''': Hey, buddy, sit down!\\
'''Beavis''': Shut up, ass-wipe! I'm sick and tired of this! We're never gonna score! It's just not gonna happen! We're just gonna get old like these people, but they've probably scored!\\
'''Bus Driver''': Hey, I'm warning you! SIT DOWN!\\
'''Beavis''': It's like, this chick's a slut! And look at this guy - he's old, but he's probably scored a million times!\\
'''Old Guy''': Oh, yeah!\\
'''Beavis''': But not us! We're never gonna score! ''We're never gonna score!'' [[FreakOut WE'RE NEVER GONNA SCORE!]]
-->-- ''[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica Beavis and Butt-Head Do America]]''

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[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]

->It's over. Everything, I did everything wrong. I want my life back. I want it back before everything got fucked up. I want to be a baby again. I want to be new. I want to be new.
-->-- '''Susan Orlean''', ''Film/{{Adaptation}}''

->They look like big, good, ''strong'' hands. Don't they? I always thought that's what they were. My little friends. The little man with his racing snail, the Nighthob, even the stupid bat. I couldn't ''hold on'' to them. The Nothing... pulled them right out of my hands. I failed.
-->-- '''Rockbiter''', ''Film/TheNeverendingStory''

->It's not over! [[MemeticMutation Everybody betrayed me!]] [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent I'm fed up with this world!]]
-->-- '''Johnny''', ''Film/TheRoom''

->There was a time I could see. And I ''have'' seen... boys like these - ''younger'' even - their arms torn out, their legs ripped off. But there is ''nothing'' like the sight of an amputated spirit. There is no prosthetic for that.
-->-- '''Colonel Slade''', ''Film/ScentOfAWoman''

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[[folder:Literature]]

->"Let the months and years come, they can take nothing from me, they can take nothing more. I am so alone, and so without hope that I can confront them without fear."
-->-- '''Paul Bäumer''', ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront''

->Sitting there on the floor, Louis put his face in his hands and began to weep. He had lost all interest in his father-in-law, in the MX missile, in permanent versus dissolving sutures, in the heat death of the universe. At that moment, Louis Creed wished he were dead.
-->-- ''Literature/PetSematary''

->And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting\\
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;\\
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,\\
And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;\\
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor\\
Shall be lifted — nevermore!
-->--''Literature/TheRaven''

->It wasn't just the baby that died that day; something inside Sick Boy was lost and never returned. It seemed that he had no theory with which to explain a moment like this. Nor did I. Our only response was to keep on going and fuck everything: pile misery upon misery, heap it up on a spoon and dissolve it with a drop of bile, then squirt it into a stinking, prurient vein and do it all over again; keep on going, getting up, going out, robbing, stealing, fucking people over, propelling ourselves with longing towards the day that it would all go wrong, because no matter how much you stash, or how much you steal, you never have enough. No matter how often you go out and rob and fuck people over, you always need to get up and do it all over again.
-->-- '''Renton''', ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''

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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->"I would like to see my brother."\\
"I'm sure he's very busy."\\
"Yes....[[BreakTheCutie yes.]]"
-->-- ''[[Series/{{Firefly}} The R. Tam Sessions]]''

->You know, apart from the fact that I'll never again experience joy in my life, I don't think ''Film/RedZoneCuba'' had any kind of negative effect on me.
-->-- '''Crow T. Robot''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', "[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E19RedZoneCuba Red Zone Cuba]]"

->''Once hope is gone, dying is just a formality.''
-->--'''[[HopeCrusher "John Smith"]]''', ''Series/ColdCase'', "The Road"

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[[folder:Music]]

->Now I can't go on, I can't even start\\
I got nothing left, just an empty heart\\
I'm a soldier, wounded so I must give up the fight\\
There's nothing more for me, lead me away\\
Or leave me lying here
-->-- '''Music/BryanAdams,''' [[WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron "Remember Who You Are"]]

->I need someone to show me the things in life that I can't find.\\
I can't see the things that make true happiness, I must be blind.
-->-- '''Music/BlackSabbath''', "Paranoid"

->Don't push me,\\
Cuz I'm close to the edge\\
I'm trying not to lose my head...
-->-- '''Music/GrandmasterFlashAndTheFuriousFive''', ''Music/TheMessage''

->Saw all of the saints\\
Lock up the gates\\
I could not enter\\
Walked into the flames\\
Called out your name\\
But there was no answer...
-->-- '''Music/AdamLambert''', "Ghost Town"

->That little boy quit trying.\\
He just walked away.\\
There were teardrops on his face.\\
Tell me, how would you feel?\\
You'd probably give up too,\\
[[CassandraTruth If nobody believed in you.]]
-->-- '''Joe Nichols''', "If Nobody Believed In You"

->This cruel country has driven me down.\\
Teased me and lied.\\
Teased me and lied.\\
I've only sad stories to tell to this town.\\
My dreams have withered and died.
-->-- '''Music/RichardThompson''', "Withered And Died"

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[[folder:Radio]]

->'''Natalia Pushkin:''' I was the first one to be taken; I only wish I could have been the last as well. Even as we speak, [[TheBrute Tev]] is preparing another one of his kindred to make [[FreakyFridayFlip the transition]] and... [[GrandTheftMe usurp the body of an innocent man]]. It is my weakness that brought [[ConquerorFromTheFuture them]], and now we are all doomed to die in their stead. \\
'''Alexei Korolev:''' No! How can you say that?! You can't just throw any hope away! \\
'''Natalia Pushkin:''' ''Hope,'' Alexei? Look around you: [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 this is the end of existence]]. There is no place for hope here.
-->--''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho: [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho076Singularity Singularity]]''

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
->Unwanted by both [[SinisterMinister Bishop]] and [[MonsterClown Koba]], Blotto's clowns are [[SadClown the rejects and outcasts]] of the circus hierarchy: the [[CircusOfFear Midnight Circus]] has ground them down and is [[DeathByDespair about to]] [[YourSoulIsMine devour them]]. They are skeletal scarecrows stripped of all desire; many turn to [[DrowningMySorrows mind-numbing drugs or alcohol]] provided by other circus personnel. Within their tent, they can be seen sleeping and nodding off, aware of their fate but unable to fight it.
-->--''[[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness Midnight Circus]]''

->Ancient sadness. [[GenerationShips Star-city]] circling the burning nest. [[KillerRobot The silver horde]] has re-arisen. [[EldritchAbomination Kaelis-Ra]] awakes afresh, the ancient war resumed, spiderscuttle sorrow, all interlinked. Death in wraithsword, spirits infinity-bound. [[HistoryRepeats All is cyclical, all goes round yet remains the same.]] Always the dirges of echoes, always the bonework reflections. [[CrapsackWorld There is nothing new; just regret and impotence.]] [[DyingRace We are lost in the dark, and there is no morning.]]
-->-- '''Psychic reading of [[SpaceElves Eldar]] artifact''', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''

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[[folder:Theatre]]

->And now I'm on my own\\
Never again to wonder what's out there\\
Let it remain unknown\\
And my one human eye\\
Will evermore be dry\\
Until the day I die\\
As if I\\
Were made of stone
-->-- '''Quasimodo''', ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Der Glockner Von]] [[Disney/TheHunchbackofNotreDame Notre Dame]]'', "Made of Stone"

->I shall despair. There is no creature loves me;\\
And if I die no soul shall pity me.\\
Nay, wherefore should they? Since that I myself\\
Find in myself no pity to myself.
-->-- '''Theatre/RichardIII'''

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[[folder:Video Games]]

->I can almost hear your mewling now. "How could he betray us?!" "[[EtTuBrute Why, Avitus,]] ''[[EtTuBrute why?!]]''" Look at [[ApocalypseHow this planet!]] Look at it! ''That'' is why! [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 The entire galaxy]] is the same: [[CrapsackWorld Broken. Shattered.]] ''[[CrapsackWorld Rotten to the core!]]'' Honor, brotherhood, duty -- they are no more than delusions and lies. We use them to [[IDidWhatIHadToDo justify the slaughter left in our wake]]. I cannot tolerate it any longer! I have seen the rot that runs through our chapter's honor -- and it justifies ''nothing!'' [[TragicVillain My memories are full of the screams of those I have killed. Where other see life, I see only death.]] We all know how this will end. We have always known. [[SuicideByCop It ends in blood.]]
-->-- '''Sergeant Avitus''' after his treachery is exposed, ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar II: Chaos Rising''

->[[OutlivingOnesOffspring My... son.]] Murdered in the heart of the Chantry, by those who held a sacred trust. What hope for this city, when we fail our own so completely?
-->-- '''Viscount Dumar''', ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''

->Look at it all. Why don't they just drown us as infants? Why wait? Why give us the illusion of hope?
-->-- '''First Enchanter Orsino''', ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''

->Doesn't really care about anything anymore.
-->-- Appears in the profile of any sufficiently traumatized character in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''[[note]]Players actually ''try'' [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential to make their dwarves like this]], since such dwarves are much less likely to snap under pressure[[/note]]

->My name is Oerba Dia Vanille. I'm a L'Cie, from Gran Pulse, and to everyone on Cocoon, evil. Shoot me! For your son!
-->-- '''Vanille''', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''

->I have taught you many ways to kill a mortal, Kratos; flesh that burns, bones that break. But to break a man's spirit, is to truly destroy him!
-->-- '''Ares''', ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''

->The gods of Olympus have abandoned me. Now there is no hope.
-->--'''Kratos''', ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''

->They... They fucking killed her! Oh, [[spoiler: Xiu]]...
-->-- '''Lynch''', ''VideoGame/KaneAndLynch: Dog Days''

->'''Cynder''': Fight back!... Why won't you fight back!\\
'''Spyro''': [[TearJerker Because you've left me nothing to fight for...]]
-->-- ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro: Dawn of the Dragon'', [[spoiler:after Malefor turns Spyro's girlfriend Cynder against him]]

->There's nothing left for me. No place to return to, nobody to love, and nothing to believe in...
-->-- '''Oersted''', ''VideoGame/LiveALive''

->But it cannot be! This would mean that ''all my work'' has been for [[AC:nothing!]] Everything that I've tried to- A FAILURE! It can't ''be!'' [[AC:Be!]] BE! Be... I... don't think that I can [[AC:continue.]] ''Continue?'' To have done the things I have done... in the name of progress... and healing... It was madness. I can see it now, madness. ''Madness?'' There is no hope. Leave now. Leave... while you still have ''hope''...
-->-- '''TheMaster''' [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath if you prove that his "master race" is sterile]], ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}''

->The day [[StartOfDarkness I killed]] [[ParentalSubstitute The Boss]]... with my own hands... I... was already dead.
-->-- '''Big Boss''', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''

->Five years ago, I [[NukeEm lost thirty thousand men in the blink of an eye]]....[[ApatheticCitizens and the world just]] ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking watched]]''. Tomorrow, there will be no shortage of volunteers, no shortage of patriots. I know you understand.
-->--'''[[spoiler:General Shepherd]]''', ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''

->The moment when someone loses all hope... [[MoralEventHorizon I really do love to watch that moment.]]
-->-- '''Ghetsis''', ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''

->Our time has passed, John.
-->-- '''[[TragicVillain Dutch Van Der Linde]]''', ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''

->It seems in the end... that I... was the greatest fool of all...
-->-- [[spoiler:'''[[WellIntentionedExtremist Alexei Dinoia]]''']], ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''

->I... Used to be so beautiful...
-->-- '''[[BrokenBird Dollface]]''', ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal''

->I looked into the eyes of [[OmnicidalManiac the dragon]]... and despaired.
-->-- '''Archibishop Benedictus''', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Cataclysm''

->''There can be no hope in this hell... No hope at all.''
-->--'''The Narrator''', ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon''

-> If I am being honest, I care only to give hope to the frightened, huddled masses so that when I come upon them they will have more to lose. Their pain will be greater. Their screams more pure.''(...)'' Nothing dies like hope. I cherish it.
-->--'''Dredgen Yor''', ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}''

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[[folder:Webcomics]]

->[[UnsoundEffect HOPESPLODE!]]
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' sums it up in a single word

->As the Prince of Hope, I am uniquely qualified to recognize [[VerbalTic wwhen]] all hope is lost.
-->-- '''Eridan Ampora''', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''

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[[folder:Web Original]]

->[[VideoGame/ProjectSpark All is lost...]]
-->-- '''WebVideo/JonTron''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t_Co0gfj18 "CONKER IS TOTALLY BACK GUYS"]]

->Well, [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]] was right. [[GodIsDead Dead as a doornail.]]
-->-- '''Mike Nelson''' in the Podcast/{{Rifftrax}} for ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''

->You need to be just pessimistic enough to keep your guard up for a sucker punch but [[HopeSpot just optimistic enough to keep lowering your guard at the worst possible time.]]
-->-- '''Creator/TheSportsGuy''' explains what it takes to be a "fully tortured" team

->(''weary sigh'') Remember when shooters were about killing [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} demons from hell?]] Those were good days. Perhaps this is an inevitable part of gaming growing up as our childish fantasies are torn from us, and we are forced to confront consequences in an unfair, uncaring and unavoidable world of ''hatred, misery, and '''death.''''' (''[[MoodWhiplash farts]]'')
-->-- '''Yahtzee''' reviews ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''

->''In the event of an [[ApocalypseHow unsuccessful]] [[GodzillaThreshold Action 10-Israfil-B]], no further action will be necessary.''
-->--''Wiki/SCPFoundation''[[labelnote:*]]Bear in mind, the aforementioned action means destroying an alternate universe with the relevant SCP inside. If ''that'' doesn't work, even [[{{Determinator}} the Foundation]] would just give up[[/labelnote]]

->''"Nothing will make me feel better! Even the victory will be bittersweet!"
-->--'''[[Creator/{{Egoraptor}} Arin Hanson]]''', ''WebVideo/GameGrumps''

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[[folder:Western Animation]]

->I can't keep [[AngstWhatAngst pushing this down]] any deeper\\
Why do I keep trying if I can't keep her?
-->-- '''Finn''' singing "All Gummed Up Inside," ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''

->''"There's [[PortalToThePast no way home]]! There's ''nothing'' to fight for!"''
-->--'''[[EnemyWithin Inner Jack]]''', ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''

->''" I've fought Aku for ages. I've seen countless innocents die. I've lived this nightmare for what seems like an eternity. There is no way to defeat him. There is no hope. No way out."''
-->--'''Jack''', ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''

->''"I'm sorry, Master, but I'm not coming back..."
-->--'''Ahsoka Tano''', declining Anakin's offer to rejoin the Jedi Order, ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', [=S5E20=], ''The Last Jedi''

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