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This is not my destiny!
Chakravartin, Asura's Wrath

Noooo! This Cannot Be! Does this mean that I'm not Dracula?!
Graham Jones' final words after being defeated by Soma Cruz with the required souls, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Dmitrii: (upon realizing that his power of dominance is starting to go out of control and therefore suffering a Villainous Breakdown) Th-this cannot be... My dominance should be complete!
Arikado: So that's what's happening...
Soma: Arikado, what's going on?
Arikado: The power of dominance isn't easily contained. He isn't like you. His soul can't withstand a power that intense.
Dmitrii: Liar!! I've heard enough from you! (blasts Arikado away)
Arikado: Gwoh!
Soma: Arikado!
Dmitrii: I am the chosen one! I am the dark lord! I shall not succumb to the power! Wroooooooaaaah! (starts to get worse)
Soma: It's useless. You can't control it.
Dmitrii: Gwroaaah! (falls to the ground as Menace bursts out of his back) GAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

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No! This Cannot Be! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Dracula's Final Words after being defeated by Richter Belmont, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Im...impossible! I am the supreme being that rules this universe! I am the immortal life form! I am the ultimate power! Gaaaah!

I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!
A majority of the bosses upon defeat in Dynamite Headdy

AAAAAAaaaaaaargh! No, it can't be! How can I lose! Nooooooooooooo!
Deathborn, F-Zero GX

"Guwaaahh!! Impossible... This-this can't be..."
Death Adder, Golden Axe (PC-Engine Version)

Asimov/Demerzel: IMPOSSIBLE...! I'VE BEEN DEFEATED... AGAIN? ME... LIGHTNING INCARNATE...
Copen: Lightning cannot exist forever in this world. Begone, you curse of the past...
Asimov/Demerzel: NO!! THIS IS... IMPOSSIBLE!!!
— After Asimov/Demerzal is beaten in the Boss Rush for Luminous Avenger iX

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"No!!! It's not possible! I'm a Reploid! I can't be destroyed by you! Why, X?! Why have you done this to us?! Without the humans, my Reploid brothers would have ushered in a new age..."
Sigma, Mega Man X1

Violen: What?! How could he have overloaded my circuits?!! Arrrggghhh...
Serges: This is impossible! The prophecy must be fulfilled!
Agile: NO!! This cannot be!! Master, avenge me!

Poler Kamrous: Gh gh gh... I can't believe this. I was beaten by this little bug thing... Bobobohfa...!
Panther Flauclaws: No... No... I can't believe this... Master Harpuia... I'm ashamed... I was not good enough... Guhhha....h!
Phoenix Magnion: Ugh... It can't be... I didn't think my heart could be tricked by them... Foolish...
Herculious Anchus: It can't be!! We were manipulated!!!! Uggggg!!
Tretista Kelvarian: H-how did this happen? Why can't I bit you to chunks? Why do I hurt all over again? Ouch. Ouch. Ouuuuuch!!! Grrauwruurrrr!
Pegasolta Eclair: Wah! How could this happen to me!? You... Beating me?! That's impossible... But...my death, it's so beautiful!
Sol Titanion: W-what? Why...can't I... move? How could I... lose to you? Unbelievable... no, impossible... Kyaaah!
Mino Magnus: Roar!? I...I... lost? How...can this... be...happening!
Noble Mandrago: Nooo! Impossible! I won't be able to witness the descent of Ragnarok... I will try to enjoy this final glimpse of the world before it ends...
Popla Cocapetri: H-how could this be happening!? Why did I have to taste defeat at the hands of someone like you!? Unbelievable! Simply unbelievable!
— Several Mutos Reploid bosses that say this stock phrase when they're defeated in the Mega Man Zero series

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Lurerre: Oh my... Oh my... Goodbye cruel world. How could this be?! Done in by a creepy little runt!
Fistleo: How could this happen!? I was transformed into a Pseudoroid... I was supposed to have the power of a god... But I was beaten by a little boy/girl!
Purprill: N-nooo! I'm too powerful to be beaten! I'm an... officer... I should be... unstoppable... Ooook!!!
Protectos: Ugh! No! How could anyone break through my armor! Rrraaagh!!
Rospark: (to Ashe) The nerve! That strength... How!? I'm wilting... wilting! Yeeeargh!
Queenbee: What!? You refuse my precious gift of despair!? Aaaaargh!
— Six of the Pseudoroids that say this phrase when they're defeated in Mega Man ZX and Advent

This cannot be! There must be other factors!
Snap/Snape, My Immortal

"This...this can't be! I'm supposed to be immortal! Oh, why... Why do you abandon me? Dark Fo...Aaaargh!"
Zio being vaporized after being defeated, Phantasy Star IV

Faust VIII: (after seeing Yoh burst out of a huge pile of skeletons, destroying it in the process, with his oversoul) IMPOSSIBLE! He survived the full force of the Boneyard Crush?!
Manta: He's alive...
Yoh: (points his sword at Faust) Now it's time for Faust VIII to become Faust the last!

No way! I don't believe it!!
Wolf O' Donnell, Star Fox 64

"How could you defeat me?! This is impossible! Noooooooooooooooooooo!" (explodes)
M. Bison, Street Fighter Alpha 3 (Gameboy Advance version)

Gol: White Eco! It DOES exist!
Maia: They must not be allowed to get it!

Dhaos: What? What the heck is that?
Morrison: This ends here! INDIGNATION!
Dhaos: It can't be!

"Gah... this can't be happening...! I cannot lose!"

"No, I am the Shredder! I AM THE SHREDDER! I! AM - AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!" (gets drilled into oblivion by Donatello's Turtle Tunneler)

"No! This cannot be! I am Number One! SHCMA!"
Captain Spud of Undergrads, upon losing a high-stakes Quake match

"You are dead! I severed your head from your shoulders! I KILLED YOU!!!"
Frau Engel to B.J. Blazkowicz, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

"Impossible... He's just an NPC..."
Mōnsuto after her character gets impaled on her own scythe moments before fading away, World Of Super Sand Box

Leezar: You fool! I cannot be destroyed by mortal blade! One must possess the powerful...
Fabious: I know! Blade of Unicorn!
Leezar: It's not possible.

"No way... how could a simple peasant like you...? Tch! I'll back off for now!"

Lord Zedd: (after seeing the Thunderzord assault sled dodge Lipsyncher's attack) Impossible! I can't believe it!
Baboo: I wanna ride that thing.
Squatt: Where d'ya get a ticket?

"I can't be beat! I'm the baddest of the bad!"
Madimot upon receiving the fatal blow from the Tiger Drill Megazord in Power Rangers Samurai

"IMPOSSIBLE! THAT SERPENT WAS INDESTRUCTIBLE!"
General Gut upon having his serpent severed from his groin by the Sharkzord in Power Rangers Samurai

"IMPOSSIBLE! Samurai Rangers, hear me now. You may have won this battle, but our quest to rule you will never end. You may have defeated me... but the Nighlok will rise again!"
Master Xandred, Power Rangers Samurai

"EYARGH! It can't be!! IMPOSSIBLE!! I... no... how could I... And to this filthy little pair! How could I LOSE?!"

Nappa: (about Goku) Vegeta, what does the scouter say about his power level?"
Vegeta: (takes off scouter and crushes it) It's over 9000!
Nappa: WHAT?! 9000?! There's no way that can be right! Can it?

"How humiliating! To think I could be outclassed by some filthy, half-evolved Saiyan! I am the mighty Frieza, the most powerful force in the universe! This is a nightmare! Yes, that's the only logical explanation! Why else would this be happening?!"
Frieza as Goku starts handing him his ass, Dragon Ball Kai

Cell: (minus an arm thanks to Vegeta's Final Flash) This can't be - it's impossible! My perfect form..I don't believe it! I can't be defeated - not like this! NOT BY A SAIYAAAAN!
Vegeta: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA-
Cell:....No, seriously. You truly are a fool. Have you forgotten I share Piccolo's powers of regeneration? (regrows his entire arm in seconds) Well, look at that. Now then, I think I've humored you long enough.

No! This can't... BE!
(Cell begins to disintegrate as Gohan and Goku's Father-Son Kamehameha powers up)
THIS CAN'T BE, I AM PERFECTION!
Cell's last words, Dragon Ball Kai

The Big Gete Star enabled me to cheat death! How could this be?!
Cooler, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2... many, many times.

"Impossible. You CAN'T be alive. What is that form? Who are you??[...]Can you not hear me? I asked you who you are."
Ulquiorra Cifer, towards Ichigo, Bleach

"I don't understand... how could you have done this? You weren't meant to be so important... and now you think to destroy me? How dare you, insect? How dare you interrupt my ascendance? You are nothing. A wretched bag of flesh... what are you, compared to my magnificence?"
SHODAN, System Shock 2

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGGG!!!"
Escargoon, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Episode 55

"I can't believe we were beaten by a freshman."
Darcy, Winx Club, Episode 9

System: Subject surface solidifying. Now constructing stasis cocoon for subject 12.
Male Scientist: Whoa...this is... Time-space is frozen... A cocoon of time...
Lead Scientist: What's wrong!?
Male Scientist: Tempering is proceeding as planned! The Cauldron appears normal!
Female Scientist: Extremely high seithr concentration detected, directly above this facility! 6000, 8000, 12000...
Lead Scientist: Wh-What!?
System: Concentration levels climbing rapidly! 34,000, 58,000! If they continue to increase at this rate, the seithr concentration is going to reach critical levels!
Lead Scientist: Is it the Library!? Impossible! Not even the Library... could concentrate this much seithr into one place... There's no way! I want the point of concentration! Now!
Female Scientist: Concentration to exceed 100,000!
Lead Scientist: Agh... After coming this far...! Abort the experiment! Cut all power!
Male Scientist: Roger! Cutting all power! S-Sir! We can't cut the power!
Lead Scientist: What!? What the hell is Sector Seven doing!? Get them online! What the hell are they doing at a time like this!?
System: Point of concentration determined: Point A-A-1.
Female Scientist: ...Sir! It's directly above Ikaruga! Altitude 36,000 feet!
Lead Scientist: Impossible!? It's going into orbit!?

Jubei: I reckon it's Kokonoe who's trying to pull you out here... An' if she does, I'd be much obliged if you don't tell about me. I got my reasons.
Hakumen: ...Then you have my word. But what has brought you here? What news do you bring of the outside world?
Jubei: ...Terumi's back.
Hakumen: What!? That can't be! It's impossible!

"What?! You broke my spell?! HOW CAN THIS BEEEEEEEE?!"
Litchi Faye-Ling, Platinum's Continuum Shift Extend Gag Reel

"H-How could this happen...! How could I have lost to a little girl?! Oh what a world... oh what a world...!"
Litchi Faye-Ling, Platinum's Continuum Shift Extend Gag Reel

"Feeling the weight of the world on your misformed shoulders? My bipolar amplifier increases the force of gravity on you a thousandfold. (Ben starts getting up anyway) No! It's not possible!"
Doctor Doom, Fantastic Four

Barbarossa: I... I am the king! Had I... had I been in my original body, you would never have defeated me! I... graaaaahh!
Wraith: It is i..inconceivable! How could pathetic little... I have fallen....NOOOOO!... RRRAAAAAGH!
Hrist: This is impossible! You creatures are but slaves of the gods! Aaagggghh!
Surt: It can't be! *cough* Evil.. you mean to say evil prospers? I do not accept this.. I do NOT ACCEPT THIS!
Loki: The power of creation!? THIS CANNOT BE!!!

(seeing Simba return and thinking that Simba is Mufasa back from the dead) Mufasa? No. You're dead.

"My destiny... this isn't how it's supposed to end!"
Megatron, Transformers: Prime

A locked door?! IMPOSSIBLE!! Wait, no, that's totally possible, what am I talking about?
Melvin vs a locked door, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series

MaloMyotismon: I'm curious to know why my Mind Illusion was ineffective against you. How can it be that you have no insecurities or unhappinesses for it to feed off of?
Davis: What do I have to worry about? I have my friends, my family, and a Digimon. Plus some guy with a letter opener on his face trying to kill me. I'm happy to say I don't have any problems!
MaloMyotismon: Impossible! There isn't a single child in the world that doesn't have something they're worried about!

"No! This can't be happening! These paltry children can't make me disappear! I won't allow it!"
MaloMyotismon before being finished off by Imperialdramon in Digimon Adventure 02

"A human child defeated me?!"
Cerberumon, about Takuya, who had Spirit Evolved into Agunimon, in Digimon Frontier

"NOOOOOOOO!!!! It's impossible!!!!"
Lucemon upon being destroyed by the Ten Legendary Warriors in Digimon Frontier

"NGAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH! WHAT THE HEEEEEEELL!? IT'S IMPOSSIBLE! I AM THE IMMORTAL DIOOOOO...! I AM DIOOOOOOOOOO!!"
Dio Brando right before he explodes after Star Platinum shatters The World in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

"This is impossible! I-I cannot lose!!"
Imperial Psyker, Dawn of War

No, no! We cannot lose! We cannot die, how can we?! [...] Oohhh, the horrid blossom of Chaos will wither, will die!! [...] This world... is slipping... from our grasssp.
Lord Fireavus Carron on the destruction of his fortress, Dawn of War: Soulstorm

"UNACCEPTABLE! UNACCEPTABLE! ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE! Protocol dictates action! I see now that helping you was wrong! You are a child of my makers, inheritors of all they left behind. You are Forerunner, but this ring... is mine!"
343 Guilty Spark on the plan to destroy Installation 04 and the Ark to eliminate the Flood, Halo 3.

Zu'u unslaad! Zu'u nis oblaan! (Translated from Draconic: I am eternal! I cannot die!)
Alduin, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Turns out he was right.)

Lex Luthor: (a bunch of diplomats enter the Hall of Doom) What poor nations are you from?
Superman: We represent every nation, Luthor, and we're here to regain their freedom! (the Super Friends remove their disguises)
Lex Luthor: Super Friends!? But that's impossible! You are dead!
Challenge of the Super Friends, "Super Friends Rest In Peace"

Phosphora: I take back what I said before. You're not cute at all! (dissolves)
Viridi: This can't be happening!
Pit: I'm coming for you next, Viridi!
Hades: This place is going back to the dogs without lovely little Phosphora.
Palutena: Smarm it up while you still can, Hades. We'll be after you soon enough.
Viridi's reaction to Phosphora's defeat in Kid Icarus: Uprising

Kaiba: Heh! Did you finally came to your senses and reached out your hand in despair?
Dark Yugi: Not quite. I have my hope right here in my hand! The card I pulled, is Exodia the Forbidden One!
Kaiba: Wh-What the...!?
Dark Yugi: Now I've gathered all the five needed cards! (Dark Yugi summoned Exodia)
Kaiba: Impossible! Did you say Exodia!? Don't tell me you've made a miracle!?
Dark Yugi: Raging Hellfire: EXOD FLAME!! (Exodia destroys Kaiba's Blue-Eyes White Dragons)
Jonouchi: Alright! Yugi won!
Mokuba: No way... Big brother lost...?
Dark Yugi: No matter how strong your cards are, without heart, they're meaningless. Miracles can happen when your heart and cards become one.
Kaiba: I-Impossible...! How could I lose!?
Dark Yugi: Kaiba, I shall purge the evil within your heart! MIND CRUSH!! (inflicts a Penalty Game on Kaiba) The evil within your heart has been crushed to bits.

"NOOOOOO!! Unbelievable! My... my beloved monsters are... This is a nightmare! Bad dream! No! This can't be real! Ohhhhhh..."
Pegasus, Yu-Gi-Oh!

"No! Impossible! You can't beat m--"
Air Man, Mega Man Comic Issue #11. He gets better.

"NOOOO! My galaxy! My empire! This can't be happening..."
Bowser, Super Mario Galaxy

"Rule Ten: one must not rant about the opposition's unworthiness after they have foiled you."

Syura: You've gotta be joking... I can't die here. I need the throne, so I can change this boring world!
Lubbock: It isn't like I don't understand what you want.
Syura: Crap, I can't... In a place like this... I was supposed to...
Lubbock: You want to change the world, huh? I understand. Everyone feels that way... But it doesn't give you the right to treat others' lives like toys. You can't just destroy whatever you want! (crushes Syura's heart with Cross Tail, killing him)

And the Grinch, with his Grinch feet ice cold in the snow
Stood puzzling and puzzling "How could it be so?
It came without ribbons. It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags."

Darth Vader: Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.
Luke Skywalker: He told me enough! He told me you killed him!
Vader: No. I am your father.
Luke: No... no... that's not true!... that's impossible!
Vader: Search your feelings. You know it to be true.
Luke: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Nooooooooo!

"WHAT! This can't be!"
Giovanni when you defeat him for the first time in Pokémon Red and Blue

"This... this cannot be! It's not possible that I lose!"
Cyrus when his last Pokemon is down to critical health in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

"My calculations... No! My careful schemes! The world should be mine!"
Ghetsis, when you defeat him in Pokémon Black and White

"I can't believe it! The Black/White Kyurem I went through all the trouble of preparing! How irritating!"
Ghetsis, after you defeat Black/White Kyurem in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

"Could it be?! My plans for complete and utter world domination foiled yet again?! No! It mustn't be! I couldn't have been beaten by some random trainer from who knows where!"
"How can this be?! I'm the creator of Team Plasma! I'm perfect! I'm the absolute ruler who will change the world! And I've lost to some unknown trainer, not once, but TWICE?! I can't accept this! This isn't possible! I can't be bested by fools who can't even use Pokemon correctly!"
Ghetsis, when you defeat him in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

But why...? How can this be? How could someone like you get in my way? I was the one chosen by the chairman... I was the one who was to defeat the Champion... I’m one of the elite—someone who can shoulder the future of the Galar region!
Bede upon losing to the player for the third time, Pokémon Sword and Shield

(being defeated in battle) "This... this... can't be happening... I DON'T LOSE!!!!!!!!"
(last words) "No! NO! NOT LIKE THIS!!!!"
Mumkhar, Xenoblade

"NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! This can't be happening! THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING!!!"
Handsome Jack witnessing The Warrior's death, Borderlands 2

"No! You'll not have me! My power cannot die! CURSE YOU!"
The Horned King, inches away from being sucked into the Artifact of Doom, in The Black Cauldron.

"You dare defy me! You dare resist!"
Visser Three when Tobias refuses to cooperate in the face of torture, Animorphs

"You healed them without my blessing. That's impossible."
Athena after realizing that Xena has mortally wounded her, meaning that the god-killing vessel Eve has been healed by Ares, Xena: Warrior Princess, "Motherhood"

"No way! I can't believe this!"
Dr. Eggman, Sonic Adventure

Dark Danny: What makes you think you can change my past?
Danny: Because I promised my family!
Dark Danny: [laughs] Oh, you are such a child! You promised?
Danny: Yes! I. PROMISED! [unleashes Ghostly Wail, blasting a shocked Dark Danny back]
Dark Danny: That power! It's not possible! I don't get that power until ten years from now!
Danny: I guess the future isn't as set in stone as you think it is.

"How can this be? You've defied the will of the creators! Your allegiance to that monster will destroy this entire universe!"

"I am Sarda. And I am older than time. I possess a power beyond mortal imagination. My plans will not be undone by such amateur-hour horseshit as absorbing too much power and exploding. I am Sarda. My will be done."
Sarda, moments before becoming the physical embodiment of chaos, 8-Bit Theater

"No, this isn't happening! There's no reason for me to go on! What... WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOR?!"
Zero, Mega Man X4

"No! Not yet! Move! It's not over yet!"
Lysandre, Pokémon

"But the Ultima Weapon is all-powerful! Why does my enemy still stand!?"
Gaius van Baelsar, Final Fantasy XIV

Sabuko: Impossible! Defeated by a pair of schoolgirl deviants... How??
Misako: Just 'cause we're young...
Kyoko: And cute!
Misako: ...don't mean we can't tear down this whole town to get our boyfriends back.

"Not possible."
—- AUTO once he sees the plant he tossed down the trash chute rising back up by way of WALL•E climbing up it, Wall E

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