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"(With a pleasant smile on her face)Your death was a complete and utter waste."
Botan, YuYu Hakusho

"If any question why we died,
Tell them, because our fathers lied."
Epitaphs of the War, Rudyard Kipling

"Curse the death in vain."
Imperial Proverb, Warhammer 40,000

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"We have failed. Once again we have sacrificed a world to no avail."
King Cryos, Shadow Raiders, "Time Bomb"

"It was an amazing attack, sacrificing itself like that, but it was the only one who went down!"

Weed: Smith-san died for this?!
Kagetora: Old man Smith died for nothing?!
— Concerning Kaibutsu, Ginga Densetsu Weed

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for ones country. But in modern war there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
Notes on the Next War, Ernest Hemingway

Hiro: B-but Tadashi... you just let him die?
Callaghan: Give me the mask, Hiro.
Hiro: He went in there to save you!
"Remember, one of the ways to be successful in war is to make your enemies make all the gallant but useless sacrifices..."
Altyrn, Cyador's Heirs

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"Noble sacrifices only make sense when they solve the problem at hand."
Roy Greenhilt, The Order of the Stick

"We won, Captain. Your death amounts to the same as your life: a zero sum."

Melisandre: Her own blood knew it was the only way!
Davos Seaworth: The only way for what?! They all died anyway!

"He really did it... He actually risked every life on the planet just for...for cyber sex! I didn't Kikohou myself half to death so he could get LAID!"
Tienshinhan after Krillin destroyed the remote that would detonate Android #18, Dragon Ball Z Abridged

Sothe: It was the king's wish. He sacrificed himself to make Daein free. He asked Micaiah/the general to end his life.
Tauroneo: It was an honorable end for a king. Thanks to his noble sacrifice, Daein has been saved.
Almedha: Fools! Is that what you think?! Daein has not been saved!
Tauroneo: Wh-what are you saying, my queen?!
Almedha: Take a good look. The mark is still on his wrist. My son's death was in vain!
Micaiah: No! It can't be! Sothe, tell me that it isn't true...
Almedha: Murderer! Give me back my son! You took my only son! Give him back! Bring him back to me!
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