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"Since I am in the midst of my travels...I must bid you farewell. Shouldn't you be returning home as well? Whenever there is a meeting, a parting is sure to follow. However, that parting need not last forever... Whether a parting be forever or merely for a short time...that is up to you. With that, please excuse me..."
—The Happy Mask Salesman from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

The narrative restoration always comes at a price. The Doctor can get out of anything, but the flip side is that he is always going to be alone. The Doctor's fundamental move - the first trick we ever saw him do - was to fall out of the world. To escape. But when you escape, you are, in the end, alone.

"After defeating the 'Planetforger', 'Sombress' and 'Kerykeion' bid farewell to those who remained. I don’t know where they are headed to, but the fragments of power of the 'Planetforger' residing within them probably led them to watch over the Surface World somewhere out there."
Evilswarm Exciton Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Guide 4

Of all the comrades that e'er I had
They're sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I've loved
They'd wish me one more day to stay
But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I'll gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be with you all
The Parting Glass, traditional Irish song

We fight for justice in a forgotten place
Fulfil our duty then vanish without a trace
The Hot Wind Blowing, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Charlize Theron: Aren't you gonna stick around?
Tom Hardy: Fuck no. I'm gonna do what Mad Max always does: wander into somebody else's problems, help out a bit while barely communicating, then take off. I'm basically the Littlest Hobo of the post-apocalypse. Why do people keep forgetting that?!?

Misato had tried to talk them out of it, but couldn't, so she just went down to the docks to see them off. She had a strong feeling this was goodbye.
Touji and Hikari came, of course. They were off to California - Touji to play college basketball and maybe learn something, and Hikari to definitely learn something - but that wouldn't be until the fall. They'd all graduated from high school, and now Shinji and Asuka were going to go sailing 'around the world'. But Misato knew they weren't coming back.

Meme Oshino: (flashback) Eventually, I'll be leaving this town.
Koyomi Araragi: Now I understand... When I came here yesterday and saw Oshino standing outside, he was in the middle of making his exit.
Meme Oshino: (flashback) I won't be vanishing into thin air all of a sudden without saying goodbye. Since I'm an adult, too. I know that's the proper thing to do.
Koyomi Araragi: Why didn't I realize it? That line was itself... It couldn't have been more obvious, really. That was his farewell. For someone who refused to say goodbye, who hated parting with people more than anyone else, that was the best proof of friendship that this awkward man could offer.

Gandalf: Here at last, on the shores of the sea, comes the end of our Fellowship. I will not say "do not weep", for not all tears are an evil. (walks towards ship) It is time, Frodo.
Sam: What does he mean?
Frodo: We set out to save the Shire, Sam, and it has been saved... but not for me.
Sam: You don't mean that... you can't leave!
(Frodo hands Sam the book)
Frodo: The last pages are for you, Sam.

"My work here is done," pronounced Data. "Now I must go. I am needed wherever people cry out for help. For instance I now have to save Captain Picard from another recycled evil clone plot in the next Star Trek movie."
It Was Your Blood, Part Spoof

"My time has come. You must continue your journey without me."
Master Oogway, Kung Fu Panda

And just before dawn, at the paling of the sky
The stranger returned and said, "Now I must fly
"When 2000 years of your time has gone by
"This song will begin once again to a baby's cry"
Chris de Burgh, "A Spaceman Came Travelling"


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