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Shinji: Nobody understands me
Rei: You didn't understand anything.
Shinji: I thought it was supposed to be a world without unpleasantness... without uncertainity.
Rei: Because you thought that everyone else was like you.
Shinji: Betrayed! You've betrayed my feelings!!
Rei: You've misunderstood from the start. You simply assumed without asking.
Shinji: Nobody wants me. So, everybody just die.
Rei: Then, what are those hands for?
Shinji: Nobody cares whether I exist or not... Nothing will change. So, everybody just die.
Rei: Then, what is that heart for?
Shinji: It'd be better if I wasn't here either. So I should just die, too.

Why won't it move? Piece of junk... Fufufu... I see, I'm the one... who's a piece of junk.

Natsumi: [Keroro and the others] went and left you all be yourself!
Dororo: Left me...? All... by myself...?
Narrator: Childhood trauma switch: on!
Dororo: (sulking in the Corner of Woe) That's OK... I'll be fine. I'm used to this kind of thing. It happens all the time... Doro... Doro... Doro...
Sergeant Frog, "Encounter 71: Fish Battle!! The Invasion Will Be Child's Play!!!"

"Why is this happening? Am I being punished for being some kind of hero? For thinking I was the only one who could save Asuna. For thinking I was strong enough, even though I'm not..."
Kirito, Sword Art Online, Episode 24, The Gilded Hero

    Comic Books 

I see my wife first. My dear Constance. Her body is in pieces. Harriet lies nearby, indescribably violated. Almost idly, I wonder her head is. And then I look at the doll's house. And the doll's house...
Slowly, methodically I put on mother's wedding dress...
and I kneel down.
I kneel down in that nursery abattoir. It all seems perfectly rational... Perfectly, perfectly rational.


    Fan Works 

A fatal exception OE has occurred at BRAIN. The system has been shut down to protect your mind. Use Ctrl Alt Delete to reset your train of thought. Any unsaved information will be lost...

She surveyed the faces before her and fit names to them, even though their faces were a bit older.[...]
She sighed and crouched, her elbows on her knees and her hands hiding her face. "I. Am. Just. Getting. So. Damned. Tired."

    Film - Animated 

Dil wants his monkeys, and monkeys want their 'nanners... everybody gets what they want!
Tommy Pickles, The Rugrats Movie

Sweet: I followed you in and I'll follow you out. It's your decision.
Milo: Oh, my decision? Well, I think we've seen how effective my decisions have been. Let's recap. I lead a band of plundering vandals to the greatest archeological find in recorded history, thus enabling the kidnap and/or murder of the royal family. Not to mention personally delivering the most powerful force known to man into the hands of a mercenary nutcase who's probably going to sell it to the Kaiser! Have I left anything out!?

Mrs. Potts: Pardon me, Master...
Beast: Leave me in peace...
Mrs. Potts: But Sir... The castle is under attack! What should we do, Master!?
Beast: It doesn't matter now. Just let them come.

Woody: Buzz, are you okay?
Buzz: GONE! It's all gone! Oh, it's gone, bye bye! Wooo! See ya!
Woody: What happened to you?
Buzz One minute you're defending the whole galaxy! And then suddenly you find yourself, sucking down Darjeeling with!?
Headless Doll #1: Marie Antoinette!
Headless Doll #2: And her little sister!
Woody: I think you've had enough tea for today, let's get you out of here, Buzz...
Buzz: I-I-I-I'm sorry, you're right, I'm just a little depressed, that's all. I-I can get through this- OH, I'M A SHAM!
Woody: Shush! Be quiet!
Buzz: Look at me, I can't even fly out of the window! But, the hat looked good, tell me the hat looked good. The apron is a bit much...

    Film - Live-Action 

That's it, man! Game over, man! Game over! What the fuck are we supposed to do now, huh? What are we gonna do?!
PFC Hudson, stranded on an alien-infested planet, Aliens.

Venkman: Ray has gone bye-bye, Egon... what've you got left?
Egon: Sorry, Venkman, I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.

Judy: I'll leave you to your thoughts.
Simon: I haven't got any thoughts. I'm just staring vacantly into space while a distant voice in the back of my head goes, "Oh, shit!" like a car alarm in the middle of the night.

I have dreamed a dream. ...But now that dream is gone from me.
Morpheus, The Matrix Reloaded

"You know what it is to say to a whole country: 'Let me make everything that's wrong, right for you. Let me carry you all on my shoulders.'? Eventually you begin to resent the weight."

Rhodey: What is this? What the hell's happening?!
Steve Rogers: ...oh, God.
Avengers: Infinity War, as half the universe dies around them


When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.

Cambyses: Why, not being moved by the calamity of [your] son and daughter, [should you] with so great impatience bear the misfortune of [your] friend?
Psammenitus: It is because only the last affliction was to be manifested by tears, the two first far exceeding all manner of expression.
— Herodotus' The Histories, as quoted by Michel de Montaigne

I sat down on the hardwood floor, sticky dots of blood drying on my face, snowflakes melting on my knees. I couldn't think of a single reason to ever stand up again.

Great griefs exhaust. They discourage us with life. The man into whom they enter feels something taken from him. In youth, their visit is sad; later on, it is ominous.

I froze. It was not guilt that froze me. I had taught myself never to feel guilt. It was not a ghastly sense of loss that froze me. I had taught myself to covet nothing. It was not a loathing of death that froze me. I had taught myself to think of death as a friend. It was not heartbroken rage against injustice that froze me. I had taught myself that a human being might as well look for diamond tiaras in the gutter as for rewards and punishments that were fair. It was not the thought that I was so unloved that froze me. I had taught myself to do without love. It was not the thought that God was cruel that froze me. I had taught myself never to expect anything from Him. What froze me was the fact that I had absolutely no reason to move in any direction.

[Myn Donos] just lies there, staring off into nowhere. He'll eat if you put food in his hand, drink if you put the cup to his lips. But he's gone somewhere.
Tyria Sarkin, X-Wing: Wraith Squadron

“Black dice… You’ve been out in the field too long…that’s what black dice means. Means the luck of the draw has run out on him. A guy with experience that can see death in another man’s eyes. Yeah, the next time the dice of chance roll, they’ll roll up black. Death.”
The Executioner #98: “Black Dice”

Cassie: I destroyed that Hork-Bajir.
Rachel: It's a war. They started it. Of course you feel bad over-
Cassie: No. I didn't feel bad. I heard Jake say to back off. And after he said that, after he said that, I did it.
Rachel: So you feel bad about it.
Cassie: No. I feel bad because I felt nothing. I felt... nothing, Rachel. At that moment I felt like I was just doing my job, you know? And now they're shutting down the clinic, and my dad tells me and I feel... nothing. It's been going on for a long time. Each day, each battle, each mission, I just feel less and less. I can't not feel anything when there's violence. I can't not care about living things. I can't be like that.
Animorphs #19: The Departure

Adam's face looked like an impersonation of the collapse of empire.

    Live-Action TV 

I kept the accounts for a major Earth corporation. I lived in a world of numbers: Clean, smooth, logical, precise. We took a vacation to the Mars colony, the first time we'd ever been. We were in a crawler, halfway across the Amazonis Planitia when the ground gave way beneath us. I woke up in a hospital with a few bruises - but Sarah and the children, gone. I grieved for a long time. A very long time. Eventually I went back to work, but the numbers didn't add up anymore.
Aldous Gaji, Babylon 5, "Grail"

Nearly getting killed shakes you up, no matter how much experience you have. Brushes with death are like snowflakes; each one is unique, and icy cold.

Don't do this to me... You never give up.
Donna Noble to the Doctor, who is currently giving the impression that he very much has, Doctor Who

Hi... Honey. Huh. Guess what I did at work today? I wore a bomb. A nuclear bomb in a field of flowers. I could get lucky. Tomorrow I could have a bigger bomb. I could kill... more people. Maybe they'll be innocent people. Children... maybe.
John Crichton, Farscape

I... I've been fighting because I couldn't live with what Yggdrasill was doing. But I did exactly the same thing. I claimed I was protecting people, but I had to sacrifice others to do it. [...] Then what was I fighting for? Just to decide who would be saved, and who would have to go? Can you call that protecting at all?
Kouta Kazuraba, Kamen Rider Gaim

J.D.: Hey! Remember what you told me? The second you start blaming yourself for people's deaths... there's no coming back.
Dr. Cox: Yeah... You're right. (walks out)

His behavior has been erratic. He seems to alternate between agitation, despondency, and guilt. He spends most of his time alone. I've tried to remind him that this was an accident, but his responses have been... illogical. He seems to be ignoring his responsibilities as captain.
T'Pol, on Jonathan Archer's response to an accident that wiped out a colony, Star Trek: Enterprise

Bad End!Riker: We won't go back... you don't know what it's like in our universe... The Federation's gone, the Borg is everywhere- (console explodes, Bad End!Worf races to fix it) We're one of the last ships left, please... you've got to help us!
AU!Riker: I'm sorry, there's no choice. If this works, everything will return-
Bad End!Riker: NO! WE WON'T GO BACK!



My god, I am sick.
I've been used!
And you knew
All the time!
God I'll never ever know
Why you chose me for your crime
For your foul bloody crime.
You have murdered me!
Murdered me!
Murdered me!
Murdered me!

The lights are on... but you're not home.
You've drifted off... somewhere alone.
Somewhere that's safe... no questions here...
A quiet place, where you hide from your fears.
Staind, "Reality"


No more riddles,
No more tests.
No more curses you can't undo,
Left by fathers you never knew.
No more quests,
No more feelings.
Time to shut the door...
Just, no more ...
The Baker, Into the Woods

If you see him in the street
Walking by himself, talking to himself, have pity;
He is working through the unimaginable.
His hair has gone gray, he passes every day
They say he walks the length of the city
Can you imagine?
Hamilton, "It's Quiet Uptown"

    Video Games 

Jade: Poor Woof... I know how you are. You tried to help them... You told yourself that you wouldn't let them come to any harm. That you'd be there to protect them. I know, boy. I know... But that isn't what actually happened. The kids are gone. And you? Ha! You couldn't do anything! Yet you're here, alive and well! Who do you think you are? Did you think you'd actually be able to make a difference? Well, Woof, you were wrong, boy. Completely and utterly wrong. There's nothing anyone can do. There's nothing anyone can do...
Double H: W-we must go now, Miss Jade.
Jade: It's over, Double H. Finished.

This isn't happening! There's no reason for me to go on! WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOR?!
Zero, after having his girlfriend die in his arms, Mega Man X4

Shulk: What was I doing? What was the purpose of my life? ...No. I've got it wrong. I was never alive. It was Zanza! All along! I... Everything I did was...
Alvis: ...Do you want to say "pointless?"

Parnell's eyes welled up, but there was no other sign of emotion or reaction. His mouth was half open. Lips cracked from disuse, blood caked around his nose from endless tubes inserted and removed. But no expression on his face. Whatever was happening, it was deep behind his eyes.
— Parnell's reaction to losing The Sword, Evolve companion story

Banjo Haran: About time I found you.
???: ...
Banjo: I can hardly believe you're alive, but this is apparently a world where death holds little meaning. But I'm not letting you get away this time, Lelouch vi Britannia, last emperor of the Britannian Empire... Or should I call you Zero?
Lelouch Lamperouge: You're...Banjo Haran.
Banjo: If the alternative is letting your mind get exploited by someone else, then I should wrap things up here before anyone can interfere.
Lelouch: Please, do so. I have no reason to live. Not now...
Banjo: ...

Urist McDwarf cancels [task]: Experiencing emotional shock


Karkat, Homestuck

Well, lad, the brain be a funny thing. Sometimes, it just stops workin' right when ye've been through a bad scene.

A problem has been detected and Landon has been shut down to prevent damage to his brain.IRQL_LARISA_EXE_WANTS_TO_PERFORM_ILLEGAL_OPERATIONS
If this is the first time you’ve seen this error bubble, restart Landon. If this bubble appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new organs or pieces of knowledge are properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask Landon’s mother or father for any updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed organs or pieces of knowledge. Disable brain options such as peripheral vision or body coordination. If you need to operate on Landon to remove or install body parts, restart Landon, put him on an operating table to get better access, and then inject an anesthetic.

Medical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0x000000000000004C, 0x000000000000004F, 0x0000000000000056, 0x0000000000000045)

Collecting data for crash dump …
Initializing short-term memory for crash dump …
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to short-term memory: 15
Landon suffering a literal BSOD, Sandra and Woo

Red Mage: Oh dear. I think it's finally happened. Years of exposure to Fighter's, shall we say, point of view, has rendered Black Mage a sputtering vegetable
Black Mage: Yeah, sword-chucks! Yeah! It'd be just like having two swords but you could wield them both with one hand. And there's the added benefit of having no control over either of them! Of course it's a great idea, it all makes sense to me now. I was a fool to ever doubt it. A doubting fool, I tell you!

    Web Original 

Wilf hopes that the Doctor has a trick up his sleeve, some of the old flim-flam, sort of thing. The Doctor doesn't. It's probably on account of, oh, he lost Rose and Martha left him and the Master died on him and he lost Rose again and Donna's mind borked and the Master is crazyface and he thinks he's going to die. One suspects there is a limit to "does well in adversity."
Recap of Doctor Who, "The End of Time"

A problem has been detected and Mr. Enter has been shut down to protect his brain. If this is the first time you've seen this error screen, you know that you've come across some truly fucked up shit. Please do not adjust your computer. What you saw was indeed above and beyond disturbing, and can only be brought up by the most perverted of minds. Please stand by.

...wait, no, what is this...? This isn't Massachusetts! ...oh no. Oh God, they fucked me. I TOLD THEM EXACTLY WHAT TO DO, AND THEY FUCKED ME! [...] This is worse than everything! Oh God, I feel strange... dizzy... Is this gravity? Oh, okay... [..] ...okay, well I gotta do something... This day's gone to shit.
Gordon Freeman, finding himself on Xen, Freeman's Mind (Incoherent screaming, sobbing & hyperventilating removed)

Emperor: Are you suffering a breakdown?
Helbrecht: *Shivering* The xenos... havestolenmyBREATH! Vile aliens... GIVE IT BACK TO ME!


    Western Animation 

With friends like you, who needs... enemies...?
Twilight Sparkle, giving up her hope on saving her brainwashed friends, which results in her having a huge Heroic BSoD, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Why d'you think I'm capable of ANYTHING?! You think I can do all this stuff... BUT I CAN'T! I can't because... (tears up) I'm a wuss, Steven! I'm just... afraid! (crying) I've always just been STUPID and AFRAID! Not like you! You're always helping people! You're NEVER afraid!
Lars, Steven Universe


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