->On the subject of the Master, I always enjoyed how they handled this problem when the wonderful Anthony Ainley was playing the part in the 80s. He would get killed, definitively, at the end of every encounter with Creator/PeterDavison or Creator/ColinBaker, and then he'd turn up at the start of the next Master story, with roughly this explanation: '[[HandWave I escaped!]]' Suits me! I'm fine with that! Supervillains don't die, do they? So I wouldn't trust anything about that character's ability to lie down and stop breathing.

->This show has done everything that can be done with the Smoking Man. From villain to victim, we witnessed his fall from grace and eventual murder at the hands of Alex Krychek. So why did Carter feel the need to wheel him out once again for another final showdown? He's come back from the dead twice now -- he really is Lazarus...Despite the fact that he is seen to be enveloped in the flames of a missile in ''The Truth'' I am sure he would have continued to turn up like a bad smell had the show continued. Apparently the Smoking Man protected Mulder all of these years so he could see the look on his face when he discovered the date of the invasion [[BondVillainStupidity or some such bollocks.]]
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/the-x-files-season-nine.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/TheXFiles''

->Despite Batmanís best efforts to keep her from falling in, Catwoman [[DeathByIrony refuses to let go of her loot]], plunging downwards to an apparent death. Itís not, of course. Catwoman, and Newmar, will eventually return in Season 2 for an episode where sheíll try to murder the Dynamic Duo by cooking them on an oversized griddle.
-->--'''[[http://comicsalliance.com/the-batman-66-episode-guide-1x20-better-luck-next-time/ Chris Sims]]''' on ''{{Series/Batman}}'', "Better Luck Next Time"

->You're probably wondering why I'm still talking about [=LaCroix=]. Because you might also recall me mentioning that, by the end of both pilots, as he was pretty definitely ''dead as shit.'' Well, that's just fine: Because with flashbacks, you don't NEED a character to be alive to keep them on board! --except yeah, he's [[BaitTheDog totally still alive for some reason]]. I hope that's a satisfactory enough explanation for you, because that's all they ever give us. idk.
-->--'''Creator/AllisonPregler''' on ''Series/ForeverKnight''

->''([[BigBad Mother Brain]] is spinning out of control and is vulnerable)''\\
'''Kevin''': Into the WarpZone! It's too dangerous to finish her off!\\
'''Nostalgia Critic''': We're contractually obligated to keep stalling for three more seasons!
-->-- ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' on ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain N|The Gamemaster}}''.

->'''Jay''': Of course, the overall stakes for this match are garbage because Wrestling/TripleH and Wrestling/{{Steph|anieMcmahon}} are ''[[WrittenByCastMember actually]]'' in power, so whatever happens--much like Wrestling/VinceMcmahon--they'll just leave for a bit and then come back under a new kayfabe job title with the same power.\\
'''[[Website/{{Botchamania}} Maffew]]''': With mustaches and fake glasses.
-->--''WebVideo/OSWReview'' on ''[[{{Wrestling/WWE}} Survivor Series 2014]]'', Ep. 45

->Needless to say, this is the same plot as ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy 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 '[[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow cakes]]'? See, people, this is why we need to introduce a ''constitutional'' monarchy!'
-->-- '''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''

->Like can we please have even [[AssPull 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 Creator/JulianSands is too good for your sequel and you have to get [[TheOtherDarrin Bruce Payne]] to stand in for you.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/warlock-iii-the-end-of-innocence-eric-freiser-1999/ on]] ''[[{{Film/Warlock}} Warlock III: The End of Innocence]]''

->''"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", ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

->You can't keep down the clown.
-->-- '''Creator/AndrewHussie''''[='=]s AuthorAvatar, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''

->Bullets don't seem to have much of an effect on me, darlin'.
-->--'''J.R. Ewing''', ''{{Series/Dallas}}''

->I've got more lives than I do arms!
-->--'''Ultros''' the octopus, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''

->You just couldn't let me go, could you? This is what happens when [[UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject an unstoppable force meets an immovable object]]. You truly are incorruptible, aren't you, huh? You won't kill me, outta some [[ThouShaltNotKill misplaced sense of self-righteousness]]... and I won't kill ''you'', because you're [[ForTheEvulz just too much fun]]! I think you and I are destined to do this forever.
-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

->What's the point of fighting? [[GenreSavvy You'll just defeat me, and I'll be back in a week or so.]]
-->-- '''Aku''', ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''

->I am very difficult to kill. You should already know that.
-->-- '''Davros''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Resurrection of the Daleks"

->Oh yes, he (Davros) survived. People like him [[Main/InvincibleHero and me]] don't know any different.
-->-- '''The Sixth Doctor''', ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'', "Davros"

->They survived. They ''always'' survive, while I lose everything.
-->-- '''The Tenth Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Daleks in Manhattan"

->Wesker! You are alive.
-->-- '''Chris Redfield''', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''

->Oh who cares? I've been blown up, thrown down smokestacks, fed to sharks; I'm the Joker! I always survive!
-->--'''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''

->'''Joker:''' I [[StuffedIntoTheFridge killed your girlfriend]], poisoned Gotham and hell, it's not even ''breakfast!'' But so what? We all know you'll save me.\\
'''Franchise/{{Batman}}:''' Every decision you've ever made ends with death and misery. People ''die.'' I stop you. [[CardboardPrison 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! (groans) But dying is such '''a bitch.'''
-->-- '''Chucky''', ''Film/BrideOfChucky''

->'''Kevin''': I thought [[BigBad Vilgax]] was dead.\\
'''Ben''': Which time?
-->--''The Ultimate Enemy Part 1'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''

->'''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''': [[SarcasmMode Yeah, you're right]]... [[ContinuityNod oh, except for that time I kicked you out into space! And that ''other'' time I kicked you out into space? And of that arena?]] [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Oh, and we got blown up in the ocean]]... Do you see there is a pattern forming here?\\
'''Vilgax''': [[MoodWhiplash Oh, yes I do]]... [[LampshadeHanging you have never truly defeated me]], ''[[HannibalLecture because you don't have the guts!]]''
-->--''Vilgax Must Croak'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''