Laharl: I've been thinking about why I, Laharl, the most terrifying Overlord around, lost. And I figured out the problem.
Adell: Oh yeah? What's the answer?
Laharl: It's because I'm not the main character! You guys only won because you're the heroes of the story!
"For every poorly explained piece of plot armor, there is a poorly explained plot bullet."
— Anonymous poster, /tg/
"Explosions went everywhere and one hit l but he was a ghost and it cant hit him and he save so don't worry cos darks the hero of this story anyway."
"Wow, it's a good thing that Shana is the main character of an anime, or else getting impaled by that giant spike might have killed her!"
— A video comment regarding the ending of Shakugan no Shana's 21st episode.
Bob: What is it with you?! Why won't you die?
Mega Man: What do you mean?
Bob: No matter how many times I blast you to smithereens, you just keep coming back!
Mega Man: Oh, that. It's just a perk of being the main character in the comic strip.
Bob: There's just one thing you haven't noticed, Mega Man. My name is in the title of the comic, not yours.
Mega Man: Oh shit.
George: Does that mean...?
Bob: No. You still die.
Narrator: Poor George was really shot, but can't die because, let's face it, he's the hero.
"True, he was Kirk and therefore always got out alive while everyone else kicked the bucket but still..."
"Meanwhile, in the B Plot, Geordi is hurt, but will recover, while Hutchinson has a sheet over him, and that's why character shields are the most important part of Starfleet's arsenal."
Those bastards in the Pentagon can't really kill Sue Dibny,
No more they could kill off Lois Lane.
— Four-Color Love Story by the Metasciences
Panik: Why aren't you dead?!
Yami: As I explained earlier, I'm the main character. You, however, can just go right ahead and die.
"As the heroine, I somehow win every fight I'm in, even against clearly superior opponents."
"Goddamn it, are you made out of plotanium?"
— Black Mage, Eight Bit Theater
"A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you."
"Fate. It protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise."
— Cmdr. William Riker, Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Contagion"