When it's your head they wanna sever and your blood they want to shed,
You know you're gonna live forever if everybody wants you dead!
— Mister Burns, "A High to be Loathed", The Simpsons
"You just couldn't let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren't you, huh? You won't kill me, outta some misplaced sense of self-righteousness... and I won't kill you, because you're just too much fun! I think you and I are destined to do this forever."
"What's the point of fighting? You'll just defeat me, and I'll be back in a week or so."
— Aku, Samurai Jack
"I am very difficult to kill. You should already know that."
— Davros, Doctor Who, "Resurrection of the Daleks'
"They survived. They always survive, while I lose everything."
— The Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who, "Daleks in Manhattan"
Wesker! You are alive.
— Chris Redfield, Resident Evil 5
"Oh who cares? I've been blown up, thrown down smokestacks, fed to sharks; I'm the Joker! I always survive!"
Joker: I killed your girlfriend, poisoned Gotham and hell, it's not even breakfast! But so what? We all know you'll save me.
Batman: Every decision you've ever made ends with death and misery. People die. I stop you. You'll just break out and do it again.
Joker: Think of it as a running gag!
I'll be back! I always come back! ...But dying is such a bitch.
— Chucky, Bride of Chucky
Kevin: I thought Vilgax was dead.
Ben: Which time?
—The Ultimate Enemy Part 1 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Vilgax: Is this the thanks I get? After all, I am the reason you have the Omnitrix in the first place!
Ben: Which you then tried to steal, which began a long tradition of me whipping your butt!
Vilgax: It... No it didn't!
Ben: Yeah, you're right... o, except for that time I kicked you out into space! And that ''other'' time I kicked you out into space? And of that arena ? O, and we got blown up in the ocean... Do you see there is a pattern forming here?
Vilgax: O, yes I do... you have never truly defeated me, because you don't have the guts!
—Vilgax Must Croak, Ben 10: Omniverse
"Needless to say, this is the same plot is Mario Galaxy 1 with zero acknowledgment of continuity. No little mushroom person at any point says, 'Didn't this exact same thing happen not however long ago? Say, did anyone remember to press charges on Bowser last time he pulled this? Put in him prison or something? What exactly was stopping him turning around and pulling the same shit the moment Mario and the Princess were distracted with each other's "cakes"? See, people, this is why we need to introduce a constitutional monarchy!'"
"Like can we please have even a token explanation for why the Warlock is alive!? This guy gets thoroughly disintegrated and he just pops up at the house in this movie like ĎwhatevĎ. Itís bad when you canít even be bothered to come up with a bullshit excuse. Itís also bad when Julian Sands is too good for your sequel and you have to get Bruce Payne to stand in for you."