Quotes / That Man Is Dead

[wearily] I can't go home for the same reason neither you nor anyone else will succeed in killing me. For the same reason I can do what I have to do in this job.
Because I'm already dead.
Lila, Selling Out book two of the Quantum Gravity series

Mrs. Lovett: I can't say the years have been particularly kind to you, Mr. Barker.
Sweeney: No. Not Barker. That man is dead. It's Todd now. Sweeney Todd. And he will have his revenge.

Martin Prince: Who cares about some test? Life’s too short for tests!
Bart: Hey, I thought we had a deal!
Martin: The Martin Prince you made a deal with no longer exists! Come on, fellows, to the arcade!
The Simpsons, "Bart Gets an F"

Lucila: I remember a just, pious man who was loved by his Emperor. And he love him in turn.
Maximus: ...That man no longer exists. Your brother does his work well.

Ahsoka Tahno: I was beginning to think I knew who you were, beneath that mask. But it's impossible. My master could never be as vile as you.
Darth Vader: Anakin Skywalker was weak. I destroyed him.

Luke: I've accepted the truth that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father.
Vader: That name no longer has any meaning for me.
Luke: It is the name of your true self, you've only forgotten.
Star Wars Episode VI

"Your son was weak and foolish, like his father, so I destroyed him."
Kylo Ren, Star Wars Episode VII

Chantho: Chan-Professor, please-
"Professor Yana": THAT IS NOT MY NAME! "The Professor"...was an invention. So perfect a disguise that I forgot who I am.
Chantho: Chan-Then who are you-tho?
"Yana": I...am...the Master.

Raven: Sorry, but you buried that poor schmuck alive yourself. I'm Raven. Pleased ta meet ya.


Please stop talking about Martin Gilfryd. He's not here. He's not anywhere. People can be reborn, Agent Sapien. I think you know this.
Memnan Saa, B.P.R.D.

I have to be strong for Serah, so I thought I needed to forget my past. And I became Lightning. I thought by changing my name, I could change who I was. I was just a kid. Lightning. It flashes bright, then fades away. It can't protect. It only destroys.
—Claire "Lightning" Farron, Final Fantasy XIII

My father was a different man, Shepard. A good man. Wish I'd found him. You were a better man dead. As far as I'm concerned, you still are.
Jacob, Mass Effect 2

Ah, that's right. Sorry to break the news to you like this, Firo, but Claire Stanfield died in a tragic accident. Hi, I'm Felix Walken, nice to meet you.
Claire Stanfield, Baccano! 1933 - The Slash: Bloody to Fair

End this you bastard! Tobun is already dead!
Tobun to the Cardboard Tube Samurai, Penny Arcade

I got some bad news for you sunshine
Pink isn't well, he stayed back at the hotel
And they sent us along as a surrogate band
Now we're gonna find out where you fans really stand!
Pink Floyd, "In The Flesh", The Wall

TV Interviewer: So my question is, is Walter White still out there?
Gretchen Schwartz: No, he's not.
Interviewer: You sound very sure.
Gretchen: I am. I can't speak to this "Heisenberg" that people refer to, but whatever he became, the sweet, kind, brilliant man that we once knew long ago... he's gone.

"I'm not the real Sasami!"
The real Sasami Masaki Jurai, to her sister, Ayeka, Tenchi Muyo!

Lelouch: The punishment for what you've done shall be this, then. You will live on, always wearing that mask serving as a knight for justice and truth. You will no longer live your life as Suzaku Kururugi. You shall sacrifice the ordinary pleasures of your life for the benefit of the world. For eternity...
Suzaku: This Geass, I do solemnly accept.

Wynne: You are mad! There is nothing glorious in what you have become, Uldred!
Uldred: Uldred? He is gone. I am Uldred and yet not Uldred. I am more than he was.

Captain Nemesis: Captain Nemesis is dead. From now on, call me, OVERLORD!
Goop!Ben: How about we call you a good therapist?

Cohaagen: Look at you. You're still fighting and you don't even know who you are.
Quaid: I may not remember who I was, but I know who I am.

"Bleh heh heh heh heh heh... The man known as Blumiere died long ago. Now there is only Bleck! The Dark Prognosticus's choice to fulfill the prophecy. Nothing more!"

Orderly: Please, Dr. Crane, don't do this!
Scarecrow: There is no Crane...
Orderly: They're all over me!
Scarecrow: Only Scarecrow!

"No! I'm not Lapis anymore... We're Malachite now."
Lapis Lazuli, Steven Universe

Well, I now remember everything, and I think I could care less. I see why I got amnesia to begin with. I should forget the past, and look to the future. To define myself. After all, I'm Shortfuse the Cybernik...(beat) Shadow The Hedgehog, and I'm taking you down! THIS! Is WHO I AM!
Shadow the Hedgehog in Brief, summing up the Aesop of the game.

"The student of the Talmud, the child that I was, had been consumed in the flames. There remained only a shape that looked like me."
Elie Wiesel, Night

"Jack? Jack is dead, my friend. You can call me... Joker. And as you can see, I'm a lot happier."
The Joker, Batman

"In the future, if you, uh, see me... Don't think of it as me, OK?"
Asriel Dreemurr, Undertale

"Wiseman has given me a new name and a better life as Black Lady. I am NOT Chibi-Usa."
Black Lady (Chibi-Usa's older and Brainwashed and Crazy form), Sailor Moon R (Viz Media dub), Episode 85

"The "Micchy" who used to be shy and friendly member of Team Gaim has been long gone when the whole Helheim situation began to get real. The Mitsuzane Kureshima who was groomed to be an heir of a powerful company and a manipulative mastermind is dead as well. But, the Mitsuzane Kureshima you see right now is a very insecure and isolated man, who can barely make fun of other people just to see the world becoming so relentlessly unkind."