Why. Do people. Never! Just! Die!?! I mean come on! Seriously here! Who's writing this!?!
— Nick Arson, Tales of Galismera
It's over, it's done with, and luckily
You planned each potential contingency
You blinded his eyes temporarily
You drove that knife through his chest cavity
You shot him in every extremity
You forced him right off of the balcony
There's no way in hell that he'd possibly
Get up and walk right off your property
All slain enemies will be cremated, or at least have several rounds of ammunition emptied into them, not left for dead at the bottom of the cliff. The announcement of their deaths, as well as any accompanying celebration, will be deferred until after the aforementioned disposal.
— Rule 13 of the Evil Overlord List
The Chosen One: Master! I thought you were dead!
Master Tang: No, I only did this:
Tang drops his head on the ground as if he's dead.
Master Tang: That does not mean a person is dead.
Oh... Okay! I escaped, then! Brilliant! Love it when I do that.
Ajay: Kane never would've done this!
Kilian: Kane. Is. Dead.
(one mission later)
Kane: Once again, the world is quick to bury me...
Do not count a human dead until you've seen the body. And even then you can make a mistake.
— Bene Gesserit saying, Dune
Wedding Guest: Look! The dead prince!
Concorde: He's not quite dead.
Prince Herbert: Oh, I feel much better.
Look at me still talking
when there's Science to do.
When I look out there, it makes me glad I'm not you.
I've experiments to run.
There is research to be done.
On the people who are still alive.
And believe me I am still alive.
I'm doing Science and I'm still alive.
I feel FANTASTIC and I'm still alive.
While you're dying I'll be still alive.
And when you're dead I will be still alive.
STILL ALIVE (x2)