[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
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, "Dead Homer Society"
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.
Vader: It is too late for me, son. The Emperor will show you the true nature of the Force. He is your master now.
Luke: Then my father is truly dead.
— Star Wars Episode VI
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?
Raven: Sorry, but you buried that poor schmuck alive yourself. I'm Raven. Pleased ta meet ya.
Seyfarth: (about his name of Sir Raimund Seyfarth) THAT WAS THE NAME I TOOK WHEN I WALKED AMONG MORTALS. YES, BUT THE LABEL HOLDS NO MEANING TO ME NOW.
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
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!
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.
Uldred: Uldred? He is gone. I am Uldred and yet not Uldred. I am more than he was.