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"This power has been passed on from hero to hero, each praying that it will bring joy and peace to humanity, that One For All would give the world hope...and now, it is your turn. Do your best, Toshinori..."
Nana Shimura to Toshinori Yagi (All Might), My Hero Academia

"Now... it's your turn."
All Might to Izuku Midoriya, My Hero Academia

    Comic Books 

Jane Foster: I did not ask for this. The hammer called to me. I did only what needed to be done. Please know, Thor, that I never—
Odinson: No...do not call me by that name. I am not worthy of it.
Freyja: Son, please...
Odinson: I am still the prince of Asgard. I am still the Odinson. But she is Thor now.
Jane: What? No...
Odinson: That hammer has the power to destroy worlds. Or to save them. Carry it well...Thor.

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    Fan Works 

Mistress: Alright, kids. Your father and I have thought about this for a long time. We know that our generation has come to an end. A fact I find unfortunate. It's time we pass our work, our lifes, to the new generation.
Warden: I can take it from here. What we are trying to say is, we're giving you the jails. Ethan, you'll be getting Superjail-
Mistress: And you'll get Ultraprison, Maddie.
Extended Stay Chapter 15

    Films - Live Action 

Steve: How's it feel?
Sam: Like it's someone else's.
Steve: It's not.
Sam: Thank you. I'll do my best.
Steve: That's why it's yours.

Highway: Well, you'll be a civilian soon. Be able to grow your hair long, sleep late and become an asshole rock and roll star.
Jones: Sergeant-major Choozoo gave me some re-up papers.
Highway: And you signed them?
Jones: Tell you the truth, Gunny, I'm a better marine than I ever was a singer.
Highway: You're also a lot dumber than I thought you were too.
Jones: What about you?
Highway: Naah, I've had it. No room in this man's Corps for me now. Besides, they've got you.

"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers."
George Lucas on The Walt Disney Company buying out Lucasfilm

"This is the final cruise of the starship Enterprise under my command. This ship and her history will shortly become the care of another crew. To them and their posterity will we commit our future. They will continue the voyages we have begun, and journey to all the undiscovered countries, boldly going where no man... where no one has gone before."
Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, the last film to feature the original Star Trek crewnote 

Willy Wonka: How do you like my chocolate factory, Charlie?
Charlie Bucket: Well, The Chocolate Factory is the best place in the world.
Wonka: (Chuckles) Well, I am so glad you can say that. Because I am giving the factory to you. If you would mind. Would you?
Charlie: Yeah!
Grandpa Joe: WHAT?!? You are giving the factory to Charlie?!? BUT WHY?!?
Wonka: Because I can't go on forever. And I really don't want to try. So who can trust me when I leave the factory?

    Live Action TV 

"Behold, the unfinished work of James Patrick March. This was to be my crowning achievement, my Hamlet. Well, really more of a sonnet when you compare it to my earlier work. What I really loved about this project was it's simplicity of statement, the elegance of a round number - ten - which make it all the more vexing that I was never able to complete it. Finish my work, John. Make it your own."

Big Bird: (whines) But he's gotta come back. Who's going to take over the store? And make some birdseed milkshakes, and tell me stories?
David: Uh, Big Bird. I am going to take care of the store! Mr. Hooper left the store to me. I will make you some birdseed milkshakes, We will all tell you stories and see that you are okay.
Sesame Street, "Goodbye, Mr. Hooper"

"You see, David does not live here on Sesame Street anymore. He moved to live at his grandmother's farmhouse. When he moved, they passed the torch to Mr. Handford to run Hooper's Store. And that makes Mr. Handford my new boss."
Gina, Sesame Street, "Mr. Handford's debut"

"Well, it's a new ship...but she's got the right name. Now you remember that, y'hear? You treat her like a lady, and she'll always bring you home."
Admiral Leonard "Bones" McCoy to Lieutenant Commander Data aboard the USS Enterprise-D, Star Trek: The Next Generation

"Dad wants us to pick up where he left off. Saving people. Hunting things. The family business."
Dean Winchester, Supernatural

    Video Games 

"The name 'Captain Falcon' is only given to those who are worthy of it. Ryu Suzaku! From this day forth, you are Captain Falcon!"

    Western Animation 

"Just remember, Fievel - one man's sunset is another man's dawn. I don't know what's out there beyond those hills. But if you ride yonder... head up, eyes steady, heart open... I think one day you'll find that you're the hero you've been looking for."

"Arise, Rodimus Prime."
Optimus Prime, as the Matrix of Leadership transforms Hot Rod into Rodimus Prime, The Transformers: The Movie

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