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     Anime & Manga 

"Wiseman has given me a new name and a better life as Black Lady. I am NOT Chibi-Usa."
Black Lady (Chibi-Usa's older and Brainwashed and Crazy form), Sailor Moon R (Viz Media dub), Episode 85

Lelouch: The punishment for what you've done shall be this, then. You will live on, always wearing that mask serving as a knight for justice and truth. You will no longer live your life as Suzaku Kururugi. You shall sacrifice the ordinary pleasures of your life for the benefit of the world. For eternity...
Suzaku: This Geass, I do solemnly accept.

Naruto: As long as you admit that you're Mukade, I'm not letting you get away!
Anrokuzan: Mukade, huh? I put that hoodlum's name behind me long ago. I am now Lord Minister Anrokuzan of Rōran and I control this city!

"I'm not the real Sasami!"
The real Sasami Masaki Jurai, to her sister, Ayeka, Tenchi Muyo!

     Comic Books 
Please stop talking about Martin Gilfryd. He's not here. He's not anywhere. People can be reborn, Agent Sapien. I think you know this.
Memnan Saa, B.P.R.D.

Harley: Harley Quinn, by the way.
Kara: Harley... Quin-zel?
Harley: Never heard of her, sounds like a real piece of garbage!

Rorschach: It was Kovacs who said 'Mother' then, muffled under latex. It was Kovacs who closed his eyes. It was Rorschach who opened them again... The void breathed hard on my heart, turning its illusions to ice and shattering them. Was clear then. Free to scrawl own design on morally blank world. Was Rorschach.

Supergirl: You don't believe that, Dr. Metzner!
Metzner: Do not call me that, girl! I warn you|
Supergirl: You can't kill me, Dr. Metzner! You're not bad... You're no killer!
Metzner: I am Barry Metzner no more, curse you!
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     Fan Works 
That doesn’t intimidate me the way it should, Cassidy. Don’t get me wrong. You’re a fucking scary man when you want to be. But as far as I’m concerned, I died thirteen years ago. Every day after that, every chance I get to help fight against the kind of evil I helped create… it’s a bonus.
Peter Wisdom AKA Regulus Black, Child of the Storm

Antillar "Max" Maximus: Just leave me alone. I don't want to hear any apologies or explanations-
Antillus Dorotea: I'm not offering any. I want you to know that Lady Antillus is dead and as good as buried. You don't have to fear her anymore, or hate her, or even think about her. Forget she ever existed and get on with your life. [...] Yes, Lady Antillus was very throughly damned. And now she's dead and I can forget her too.

"The "Micchy" who used to be shy and friendly member of Team Gaim has been long gone when the whole Helheim situation began to get real. The Mitsuzane Kureshima who was groomed to be an heir of a powerful company and a manipulative mastermind is dead as well. But, the Mitsuzane Kureshima you see right now is a very insecure and isolated man, who can barely make fun of other people just to see the world becoming so relentlessly unkind."

Megan: Is it true? Are you... Kara Zor-El?
Supergirl: I used to be. That girl died on Krypton. I think just Kara works now.

Lianne: You used to be such a good man, Shen. You were destined for great things, but you simply became... misguided. What happened to make you so hateful? What happened to the man I loved?
Shen: What happened to him? What happened to him?! He died! He was left abandoned on the steps of his own home, humiliated and forced to toil and carve his way in the world! Every day he died a little more, his new reality cutting little pieces from him that was left.
Lianne: But Shen —
Shen: You think he's still here? You are a naïve fool. The man you want is long gone. He died thirty years ago, when in his hour of need, those he most trusted and loved with all his being betrayed him! They abandoned him to his fate and moved on with their lives!

     Films 
Mrs. Lovett: I can't say the years have been particularly kind to you, Mr. Barker.
Sweeney: No. Not Barker. That man is dead. It's Todd now. Sweeney Todd. And he will have his revenge.

Cohaagen: Look at you. You're still fighting and you don't even know who you are.
Quaid: I may not remember who I was, but I know who I am.

Lucila: I remember a just, pious man who was loved by his Emperor. And he love him in turn.
Maximus: ...That man no longer exists. Your brother does his work well.

Luke: I've accepted the truth that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father.
Vader: That name no longer has any meaning for me.
Luke: It is the name of your true self, you've only forgotten.

"Your son is gone. He was weak and foolish, like his father, so I destroyed him."
Kylo Ren, Star Wars Episode VII

Mr. Incredible: Buddy?
Syndrome: My name is not BUDDY! And it's not Incrediboy, either! That ship has sailed! All I wanted was to help you, I only wanted to help! And what do you say to me?
(Flashback Cut)
Mr. Incredible: Fly home, Buddy. I work alone.
Syndrome: It tore me apart. But I learned an important lesson: You can't count on anyone, especially your heroes!

"Jack? Jack is dead, my friend. But you can call me... the Joker. And as you can see, I'm a lot happier."
The Joker, Batman (1989)

Franz Oberhauser: Franz Oberhauser died twenty years ago, James, in an avalanche alongside his father. The man you're talking to now, the man inside your head, is Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
James Bond: Catchy name.

Steve Rogers: Bucky?

     Live-Action TV 
Chantho: Chan-Professor, please-
"Professor Yana": THAT IS NOT MY NAME! "The Professor"...was an invention. So perfect a disguise that I forgot who I am.
Chantho: Chan-Then who are you-tho?
"Yana": I...am...the Master.

TV Interviewer: So my question is, is Walter White still out there?
Gretchen Schwartz: No, he's not.
Interviewer: You sound very sure.
Gretchen: I am. I can't speak to this "Heisenberg" that people refer to, but whatever he became, the sweet, kind, brilliant man that we once knew long ago... he's gone.

Joe: Please, Barry...
Savitar: No...that's not my name...
Joe: Barry...
Savitar: THAT'S NOT MY NAME!!

The Man in Black: Don't you understand? There's no one coming for you.
Dolores: You're wrong. His love is real, and so is mine. William will find me...
The Man in Black: William? (chuckles) William?! Well I'll be damned, Dolores! You do remember some things after all! It just so happens... I knew a guest named William too. Why don't I tell you where his path really led? William didn't know how to fight. Didn't have an instinct, not at first. But now he had a reason to fight: he was looking for you. But somewhere along the way, he found he had a taste for it. ...William retraced his steps, but you were gone. So he went further. Out to the fringes. William couldn't find you, Dolores. But out there, among the dead, he found something else. Himself. ...Logan was wrong, of course. Good ol' William couldn't get you out of his head. He kept looking. Worried you were out there... alone. Afraid. He knew he'd find you. And eventually, he did. Right back where we started. You were as beautiful as the day he met you. Shining with that same light. And you were nothing if not true. I really ought to thank you, Dolores. You helped me find myself.
Dolores: William...
Westworld, "The Bicameral Mind"

Leslie Willis is dead. D-E-A-D. Dead. She died in that CatCopter of yours. This is Leslie 2.0. Livewire.
Livewire, Supergirl (2015)

     Literature 
[wearily] I can't go home for the same reason neither you nor anyone else will succeed in killing me. For the same reason I can do what I have to do in this job.
Because I'm already dead.
Lila, Selling Out book two of the Quantum Gravity series

"The student of the Talmud, the child that I was, had been consumed in the flames. There remained only a shape that looked like me."
Elie Wiesel, Night

Joe Spork: Vaughn Parry.
Vaughn Parry: No. I am Shem Shem Tsien. The Recorded Man. Vaughn Parry is dead. A coat I wear. A vehicle of flesh that I inhabit. An avatar, if you prefer.

     Music 

I got some bad news for you sunshine
Pink isn't well, he stayed back at the hotel
And they sent us along as a surrogate band
Now we're gonna find out where you fans really stand!
Pink Floyd, "In The Flesh", The Wall

I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now.
Why? Oh, 'cause she's dead!
Taylor Swift, "Look What You Made Me Do"

MERCEDES:
My God, my heart beats faster
And my mind is racing
Could it be…?
Could it be that you’ve come back to life?
I know those eyes following me
Dark and familiar and deep as the sea
I know that face, strange though it seems
Younger and kinder it haunts all my dreams
How can you stand there?
A whisper from me
Yet, somehow be so far away
In eyes once familiar how stranger I seem
With so many words left to say

THE COUNT:
This man is dead
He is no more
He died a little each day
Like a thief, the Chateau D’If has stolen him away
The mind plays tricks
You are confused
The man you seek is long gone
Dead and cold
A story told
By those he trusted,
those he loved,
and those who then
moved on
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     Video Games 
Raven: Sorry, but you buried that poor schmuck alive yourself. I'm Raven. Pleased ta meet ya.

I have to be strong for Serah, so I thought I needed to forget my past. And I became Lightning. I thought by changing my name, I could change who I was. I was just a kid. Lightning. It flashes bright, then fades away. It can't protect. It only destroys.
—Claire "Lightning" Farron, Final Fantasy XIII

Wynne: You are mad! There is nothing glorious in what you have become, Uldred!
Uldred: Uldred? He is gone. I am Uldred and yet not Uldred. I am more than he was.

Well, I now remember everything, and I think I could care less. I see why I got amnesia to begin with. I should forget the past, and look to the future. To define myself. After all, I'm Shortfuse the Cybernik...(beat) Shadow The Hedgehog, and I'm taking you down! THIS! Is WHO I AM!
Shadow the Hedgehog in Brief, summing up the Aesop of the game.

"In the future, if you, uh, see me... Don't think of it as me, OK?"
Asriel Dreemurr, Undertale

My father was a different man, Shepard. A good man. Wish I'd found him. (To his father) You were a better man dead. As far as I'm concerned, you still are.
Jacob, Mass Effect 2

Orderly: Please, Dr. Crane, don't do this!
Scarecrow: There is no Crane...
Orderly: They're all over me!
Scarecrow: Only Scarecrow!

"Bleh heh heh heh heh heh... The man known as Blumiere died long ago. Now there is only Bleck! The Dark Prognosticus's choice to fulfill the prophecy. Nothing more!"

Seyfarth: (about his name of Sir Raimund Seyfarth) THAT WAS THE NAME I TOOK WHEN I WALKED AMONG MORTALS. YES, BUT THE LABEL HOLDS NO MEANING TO ME NOW.

Rintaro: How many times do I have to tell you? Don't call me Okarin!
Mayuri: Huh? But I've always called you that!
Rintaro: That was then! I have since become Hououin Kyouma, the insane Mad Scientist hunted by secret organizations the world over! Muhahaha!
Mayuri: But that's too hard to remember. And besides, it doesn't even sound like Okabe Rintaro.

When everything you know has come and gone (You are at your lowest, I am rising higher!)
Only scars remain of who I was (What I find in the ashes, you lose in the fire!)
When there's no-one left to carry on (This is an illusion, open up your eyes and...)
This pain (persists)
I can't (resist)
But that's what it takes to be Infinite!

The heroic and cool Rope Snake you once knew is dead. In a tiny, quiet voice, I say... So long.
Rope Snake, MOTHER 3

Tell them only that the Lich King is dead... And that Bolvar Fordragon died with him... Now go. Leave this place - and never return.
The new Lich King, World of Warcraft

Mary died a long time ago. My name is Lady.

Spider-Man: What happened to the man who wanted to help people?
Otto Octavius: The weakling? The loser? He's gone.
[...]
Spider-Man: Please... think of the man you were...
Otto Octavius: That man is gone. You can't save me, Peter.

    Visual Novels 
After Rin leaves I finally let tears roll down my cheeks and cry for my condition for the first and only time in my life. Then I cast away that hollow person lying on the hospital bed, forever.
Hisao Nakai, Katawa Shoujo (Rin's route)

     Webcomics 
Beitus: "LUTARK LUTARK LUTARK. You throw THAT NAME AROUND like it's going to βring him βACK. PATHETIC how you're still DESPERATELY holding onto THAT lie of a person. There's nothing to HEAL, βuttercup! "LUTARK" was ABOUT as REAL as the IDEA what we were trolls! I AM a virus now! I AM βeitus!"
Anaiad: -...doesnt that have six letters in it?-x}->
βeitus: Shut up.

End this you bastard! Tobun is already dead!
Tobun to the Cardboard Tube Samurai, Penny Arcade

     Western Animation 
Martin Prince: Who cares about some test? Life's too short for tests!
Bart: Hey, I thought we had a deal!
Martin: The Martin Prince you made a deal with no longer exists! Come on, fellows, to the arcade!
The Simpsons, "Bart Gets an F"

Ahsoka Tano: I was beginning to believe I knew who you were, behind that mask. But it's impossible. My master could never be as vile as you.
Darth Vader: Anakin Skywalker was weak. I destroyed him.

Captain Nemesis: Captain Nemesis is dead. From now on, call me, OVERLORD!
Goop!Ben: How about we call you a good therapist?

"No! I'm not Lapis anymore... We're Malachite now."
Lapis Lazuli, Steven Universe

Batman: Look at them, Hagen. Look at what you used to be.
Clayface: No... no... Turn them off!
Batman: You can play those roles again, Hagen. Let me help you find a cure.
Clayface: No! Hagen's Gone! Make him stop haunting me!

Pink Diamond: (holding fake gem shards) Convincing?
Pearl: Very much so, my Diamond.
Pink Diamond: Soon, it will be just "Rose".
Steven Universe, "A Single Pale Rose"

Jazz: You're not Danny! That's why the Boo-merang wasn't homing in on your ecto-signature. You're not Danny!
Dark Danny: I was, but I grew out of it.

     Other 

Ah, that's right. Sorry to break the news to you like this, Firo, but Claire Stanfield died in a tragic accident. Hi, I'm Felix Walken, nice to meet you.
Claire Stanfield, Baccano! 1933 - The Slash: Bloody to Fair

No one spoke of a word of mourning for the Toa who had just died ... and no one spoke a word of welcome for the Dark Hunter that had just been born.
BIONICLE, "The Birth of a Dark Hunter"
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