[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

->'''[[spoiler:[[BiggerBad Zeref]]]]:''' Mard Geer, you did well. You were just about to revive [[UltimateEvil E.N.D.]] [[DeadlyEuphemism You can sleep now]].\\
'''[[ArcVillain Mard Geer]]:''' [[ThirdPersonPerson Mard Geer]] can... realize... what you wish...\\
'''[[spoiler:[[NeutralNoLonger Ze]][[BigBad ref]]]]:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner You can't]].
-->-- ''Manga/FairyTail''

->How regrettable. How '''very''' regrettable, Inspector Akane Tsunemori. You disappointed me. So I have to give you a punishment. Regret your helplessness and feel despair.
-->-- '''Shogo Makishima''', ''Anime/PsychoPass''


[[folder:Comic Books]]

->'''General''': I beg you, my lord! I will bring her back!\\
'''Darkhell''': [[FalseReassurance I sometimes happen to give a second chance]]...\\
'''General''': T-Thanks, master...\\
'''Darkhell''': ...[[ExactWords Never a third one]]. (''let him fall to his death'')
-->-- ''[[ComicBook/LesLegendaires Les Légendaires: Origines]]''

->'''[[DarkMistress Dark Jadina]]''': Lo-Lord Anathos... I didn't succeed... forgive me...\\
'''[[GodOfEvil Anathos]]''': Don't worry, my love. [[PreMortemOneLiner I forgive you]]. ([[YourHeadASplode blow her head off]])


[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]

->I have gathered here before me the world's deadliest assassins, and yet each of you has failed to kill Austin Powers. [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry That makes me angry.]] And when Dr. Evil gets angry, [[RightHandCat Mr. Bigglesworth]] gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset... people ''DIE!''
-->-- '''Dr. Evil''', ''Film/AustinPowers''

->'''HYDRA Officer''': We fought to the last man!\\
'''Red Skull''': [[PreMortemOneLiner Evidently not.]]
-->-- ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''

->'''Yazneg:''' The Dwarves, master... we lost them. Ambushed by Elvish filth, we were-\\
'''Azog:''' I don't want excuses. I want the head of the Dwarf King!\\
'''Yazneg:''' We were outnumbered... there was nothing we could do. I barely escaped with my life.\\
'''Azog:''' Far better you had paid with it. (''[[FedToTheBeast throws Yazneg to the wargs]]'')
-->-- ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney''

->This organization does not tolerate failure.
-->-- '''Ernst Stavro Blofeld''', ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''

->'''The Operative:''' You know, in [[TheRomanEmpire certain older civilized cultures]], when men failed as entirely as you have, they would [[{{Seppuku}} throw themselves on their swords]].\\
'''Dr. Mathias:''' Well, unfortunately, I forgot to bring a sword.\\
(''The Operative produces one'')\\
'''Dr. Mathias:''' ...I would put that down right now if I were you.\\
'''The Operative:''' Would you be killed in your sleep, like an ailing pet?
-->-- ''Film/{{Serenity}}''

->I don't blame you. I blame myself. It's been apparent to me for some time that you had succumbed to your feelings for him, and this isn't the first occasion that Mr. Holmes has inconvenienced me in recent months. The question is, what to do about it? But that's my problem to solve now. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness I no longer require your services.]]
-->-- '''Professor James Moriarty''', ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''

->'''Darth Vader:''' What is it, general?\\
'''General Veers:''' My lord, the fleet has moved out of lightspeed. Comscan has detected an energy field protecting the sixth planet of the Hoth system. The field is strong enough to deflect any bombardment.\\
'''Vader:''' The rebels are alerted to our presence. Admiral Ozzel came out of lightspeed too close to the system.\\
'''Veers:''' H-he felt ''surprise'' was wiser-\\
'''Vader:''' He is as clumsy as he is stupid. General, prepare your troops for a surface attack.\\
'''Veers:''' Yes, my lord. (''bows, and flees while Vader turns on a viewscreen'')\\
'''Admiral Ozzel:''' (''on screen'') Lord Vader. The fleet has moved out of lightspeed and we're preparing to [[PsychicStrangle gkkt!]]\\
'''Vader:''' [[TropeNamers You have failed me]] for the last ''time'', Admiral. Captain Piett?\\
'''Captain Piett:''' (''trying not to look at his choking superior'') Yes, my lord?\\
'''Vader:''' Make ready to land our troops beyond their energy field, and deploy the fleet so that nothing gets off the system. {{You are in command now}}, ''[[FieldPromotion Admiral]]'' Piett.\\
''(Ozzel collapses'')\\
'''Admiral Piett:''' Thank you, Lord Vader. (''gulp'')
-->-- ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''

->[[BondOneLiner Apology accepted, Captain Needa.]]
-->-- '''Darth Vader''', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''



->"I am being generous," [said Belisarius] "The Emperor may forgive the idiots if he decides they are just being stupid."\\
Mention of the Emperor caused all three of the Chiliarchs to draw back a bit.
-->-- ''[[Literature/BelisariusSeries An Oblique Approach]]''

->The Revolutionary Government gives you this chance of redeeming your failure, but this one only; if you fail again, your outraged country will know neither pardon nor mercy. Whether you return to France or remain in England, whether you travel North, South, East or West, cross the oceans, or traverse the Alps, the hand of an avenging People will be upon you. Your second failure will be punished by death, wherever you may be, either by the guillotine, if you are in France, or if you seek refuge elsewhere, then by the hand of an assassin. Look to it, Citizen Chauvelin! For there will be no escape this time, not even if the mightiest tyrant on earth tried to protect you, not even if you succeed in building up an empire and placing yourself upon a throne.
-->-- '''[[BigBad Robespierre]],''' ''[[Literature/TheScarletPimpernel The Elusive Pimpernel]]''

->A number of Cetagandan senior officers have been recalled to their capital, to explain their "unauthorized adventure" to their emperor. Their apologies are expected to be fatal.
-->-- ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->'''Adam:''' You failed.\\
'''Spike:''' [[NeverMyFault Well, hey, you're supposed to be so smart...you let me plan this thing.]] Okay, let's not quibble about who failed who-
-->-- ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', "Primeval"

->'''Rita''': I will not fail again!\\
'''Lord Zedd''': QUIET! Those Power Rangers are nothing but mere infants. You were defeated by [[RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude children!]] You dare call yourself an Empress of Evil? You are not fit to destroy a cockroach!\\
'''Goldar''': I have always said that, my lord.
-->-- ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''

->'''Grizzaka''': Only three Crystal Eyes?! Keep looking!\\
'''Jellica''': But we've looked everywhere! Somebody else must've found them! There's no more time! Tonight the stars-\\
'''Grizzaka''': I know what tonight is!\\
'''Dai Shi''': (''enters throne room alongside Camille'') Go ahead. Destroy Jellica. That's always been your problem, Grizzaka. You destroy what you cannot have. I'm here to take back my throne before you destroy that, too.\\
'''Grizzaka''': You DARE to lecture ME?! Your incompetence cost us the great Beast War!
-->-- ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury''

->I wanna turn this little mistake into a big, fat teachable moment. Will you help me with that?
-->-- '''Dick Roman''', ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'', "How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters"


[[folder:Tabletop Games]]

->[[DisneyVillainDeath The fall]] will give you time to think on your failure.
-->-- '''Greven il-Vec''', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=27251 "Diabolic Edict"]]


[[folder:Video Games]]

->'''[[BadassPreacher Eliphas the Inheritor]]''': They reject the [[ReligionOfEvil Word of Chaos]], my lord. [[NeverMyFault The faithful here are not strong enough...]]\\
'''[[DemonicInvaders Daemon]]''': [[AC:It is a poor shepherd who blames his flock, Apostle. This failure is yours and ''yours'' alone!]]\\
'''Eliphas''': No! I will not go back to the [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Basilica of Torments]] again!\\
'''Daemon''': [[AC:Fear not, Apostle. The Basilica is reserved for those who may redeem themselves...]]\\
'''Eliphas''': [[OhCrap No...]] [[BigNo NO!]]\\
'''Daemon''': [[AC:''You'' will have no such chance...]]
-->-- ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar: Dark Crusade''

->'''Nuncio:''' No-one fails the Crows and lives!\\
'''Zevran:''' Ah, poor, stupid Nuncio. The Crows do like that saying, but I am living proof it's a lie.
-->-- ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''

->'''Drakath''': My lord Sepulchure, I have returned with the White Dragon Box as you demanded. The priests at the Temple of the Four Winds were no match for your undead soldiers under my command. Please, grant me the power of the Necrotic Blade of Doom as you promised.\\
'''Sepulchure''': Prince Drakath, you are a FOOL!\\
'''Drakath''': My... my lord?\\
'''Sepulchure''': Our agreement was BOTH dragon Boxes! Black AND White! I only see the White Dragon Box before me.\\
'''Drakath''': There were... complications... with the Black Dragon Box. If you would simply grant me to power I'm certain that I could...\\
'''Sepulchure''': I think, perhaps, that you are still focusing too much on your energy taking on King Alteon's throne...\\
'''Drakath''': My throne! The royal seat is mine by birthright!\\
'''Sepulchure''': BE SILENT! As I have promised, bring me BOTH boxes and the power... and the throne... will be yours. Do not interrupt me... or return here without both dragon boxes... ever again. Do not fail me a second time, Prince Drakath.\\
'''Drakath''': Yes... my lord.
-->-- ''VideoGame/{{DragonFable}}''

->[[AC:You have failed. We will find another way. [[VillainOverride Releasing]] [[InvertedTrope control]]]].
-->-- '''Harbinger''' to the Collector General, ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''

->'''Grodus''': You blew it again, Lord Crump. You sicken me.\\
'''Lord Crump''': Look, I'm sorry. Seriously. We thought... We thought we had the guy cornered, but...\\
'''Grodus''': Stop talking, Lord Crump. You just stand by until my next order. And, Lord Crump? Think of this as your last chance. Understand?\\
'''Lord Crump''': Roger that.
-->-- ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''

->'''[[BigBad Megatron]]''': [[HumongousMecha Trypticon]], if you can hear me, understand this is ''not'' a rescue mission. Despite your great power you failed to destroy the Autobots. You failed ''me''. Henceforth, your chassis will be altered and redesigned to ''my'' specifications.\\
'''[[EvilGenius Soundwave]]''': Megatron, in his damaged state, [[ModeLock Trypticon's alternate form will become permanent]].\\
'''Megatron''': All the better. Soundwave, initiate the [[LivingShip Nemesis Protocol]].
-->-- ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron''

->My emperor... I've failed you!
-->-- '''Granga''', ''VideoGame/StarFox64''



->'''Admiral Motti:''' We've had to replace half our workforce in [the last six years]!\\
'''Darth Vader:''' The half who failed me.\\
'''Motti:''' Look, [[DeconstructedTrope staff competence will never improve]] [[VillainousDemotivator as long as you keep killing people for making mistakes]]. This Moon could have been running ten years ago if I'd been- (''force choked!'')\\
'''Vader:''' Hmm. Good point. I could just choke ''all'' of the incompetents ''half'' to death. Thank you ever so much. I'll send out a memo.
-->-- ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids''

->'''Snowtrooper:''' Sorry, sir. They got away.\\
'''Darth Vader:''' I shall lead the pursuit. All ground personnel shall remain here to man our new base. Congratulations.\\
'''Snowtrooper:''' Oh, thank you, sir. What shall we call it?\\
'''Vader:''' "Orbital Bombardment Practice Range Omega".
-->-- ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids''


[[folder:Western Animation]]

->'''[[BattleButler Seneschal]]''': Master, [[TheHero the boy, Raiden]], summoned me to gain access to the ship.\\
'''[[BigBad Choten]]''': Well, I guess that makes you a bit of a... liability. (summons a shark-like creature to eat him)

->'''[[EvilGenius Stockman]]''': The Mousers will be ready when I decide they're ready. My first field test was...\\
'''[[BigBad Shredder]]''': Was a complete failure. I do not tolerate failure.\\
'''Stockman''': Which is why you'd make a lousy scientist.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''

->'''Keller:''' To serve Clu is a privilege. I won't let you down again, sir. I won't...\\
'''Tesler:''' I know you won't. (''powers up gloves'')
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising''


[[folder:Real Life]]

->''Dans ce pays-ci, il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral [=Pour Encourager Les Autres=].''\\
([[LondonTown In this country]], it is a good idea to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.)
-->-- '''Creator/{{Voltaire}}''', on the execution of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Byng John Byng]] for "failure to do his utmost" to defend Minorca.