"You have outlived your usefulness..."
— Lust (to The Founder/Cornello), Fullmetal Alchemist, manga volume 1
Turnball's smile never wavered, and he kept it bright by promising himself that he would dispose of this fool the second he was no longer of any use.
— Artemis Fowl, "The Atlantis Complex, Chapter 5 Onward and Outward"
"Bloom is my main witch now. As for you three... consider yourselves DUMPED."
"You have served my purpose well, little worm. But You Have Outlived Your Usefulness!"
— Anubis (to Seto Kaiba), Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light
Spiritia: But why the Count? He was your father!
Iris: Oh, you mean Mister Martyr there? He was useless, for sure, but he was certainly entertaining.
Mars: Ohhh... The Ancient King Dhaos is free. O mighty Dhaos, Ancient King... Heed my command. I am Mars... Mars Uldole...
Dhaos: Heh heh... Fool! Do you not realize it is fate that controls you?
Mars: What are you talking about? I broke the spell that imprisoned you. I am your master!
Dhaos: I shall kill those who imprisoned me. As for the key that freed me... ...it was I who made you steal it. Shall I remind you? You recall what happened three months ago when you visited me?
Mars: How d-dare you!!!
Dhaos: (starts gathering energy)
Morrison: Uh-oh! Look out!!!
Dhaos: (kills both of Mars' soldiers)
Mars: What the!?
Dhaos: I have no further use for you.
Mars: No... Nooooooooo!!!
Dhaos: (kills Mars with an energy wave)
Vath: Get OUT, fool. If there's one thing I hate more than being questioned it's a coward! I no longer have need for you. Return home in shame, and tell your friends and family that You Have Failed Me.
Drow: Y... Yes, Vath.
Servant: (runs into throne room) Master Zahart! Master Zahart!
Zahart: Speak, slave.
Servant: Master, We have uncovered it.
Zahart: (stands up off his throne) Show me.
Servant: (pulls off cover to reveal the heart of the Chaos Sphinx)
Zahart: Ah, FINALLY! (walks over and borrows the Sphinx's heart from his servant) The Heart Of The Sphinx! (to Tibicenas) See that our guest gets his reward...
Tibicenas: (floats over to the slave and kills him in a scene so brutal it was censored by red and white flashings)
Servant: (as scene shifts over to Zahart) AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
"Thank you Commander, for so thoroughly and brutally dispatching my enemies. But now I'm afraid, you have outlived your usefulness. You know just too much to be a threat to me and with that the future of the Soviet Republic. I will not say da svedanya commander, for I can assure you... we will never meet... again!"
—Premier Anatoly Cherdenko (to the player), Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
"You are a flawed device, and we need you no longer."
— Mr. Blonde (to NSA director Trent Easton), Perfect Dark
"All units be advised, this is Gold Eagle. I am executing directive one-one-six-bravo. If you're still inside, your service will be honored. Shepherd out."
— General Shepherd, Modern Warfare 2
Rose: You didn't need to kill him!
Dalek Caan: Neither did we need him alive.
—>— Doctor Who, "Doomsday"
Slade: You are merely the portal, an insignificant pawn in Trigon's game.
Raven: Then I guess we have that in common. And once he gets what he wants, you'll be insignificant, too.
— Teen Titans, "The End, Part 2"
"Thanks for the assistance, Commander. You're no longer useful to me. Sorry to leave you hanging."
— Ryo Ishikawa, Shogo: Mobile Armor Division
Grumpy: Where's the alarm guy?
Happy: Boss told me, when the guy was done, I should take him out. One less share, right?
Grumpy: Funny, he told me somethin' similar.
"You'll serve the Dark Egg Legion and the Eggman Empire until the day you die! Or I grow tired of you. Same thing in the end."
— Eggman (to the Grandmasters), Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog
"You've been a good and faithful servant, Severus, but only I can live forever."
"Blimey. What do you do to the ones who mess up?"
— The Doctor, Victory of the Daleks
"Thank you all for your dedication and a lifetime of service. But I now seem more suited to keep the exclusive company... of titans." *ZAP*
— Silas, Transformers Prime
"First come, first serve they say, and you served me too well for your own good."'
— Dr. Robotnik, Sonic Adventure
"The Beast Quetzal... a creature with the power to destroy a world. Ages and ages passed while you slept in your frozen prison among the stars. But I finally managed to bring you down and unleash you again... and you're brought down by a handful of pitiful "heroes". YOU USELESS ANIMAL!!!!!"
— Kezeroth (to Quetzal), AdventureQuest Worlds
"Your son, Mr. Thorn. The Son of the Devil. He will kill the unborn child. Then he will kill your wife. And then, when he is certain to inherit all that is yours, then, Mr. Thorn... he will kill you."
— Father Brennan (referring to Damien), The Omen
"Victoria, are you prepared to give Mr. Garret his... compensation?"
— Constantine, 'Thief The Dark Project
"Give your lives to the cursed dragon!"
— Aichi Sendou, Cardfight!! Vanguard
"The Keyhole is now complete, you have served your purpose. But now it's over."
—Ansem, Kingdom Hearts I
General Rasga: Darkhell, what are you doing ? We are allies!
Darkhell: You should have listened the warrior Shaki... I have no ally. Just tools I throw out when they are of no more use to me.
This has been a magnificent battle! It would be a shame to see it end over something so trivial as going out of bounds. From now on, we won't count that as a disqualifying factor - which means the ring has outlived its usefulness.
—Perfect Cell, Dragon Ball Kai
No. When assets are no longer needed, I remove them. Like your government did with you.
—Conrad Marburg, Alpha Protocol