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You're gonna wish you could die.
The Killer, Midnight Movie
She cannot see into your mind, but perhaps you can see into hers. A life of waking up from one nightmare, only to find yourself deep in another. I will set her free.
Paxton Fettel, F.E.A.R.

Darkness / Imprisoning me

All that I see / Absolute horror

I cannot live / I cannot die

Trapped in myself / Body my holding cell

Landmine has taken my sight

Taken my speech / Taken my hearing

Taken my arms / Taken my legs

Taken my soul / Left me with life in Hell
Metallica, "One"
I opened my mouth to scream, but no sound came out.
I am Susejo of Choi, or I was, and I have been here for a very, very long time. Longer than you can imagine ... but who knows? Perhaps you will not have to imagine it. Perhaps you will survive. You entertain me. I expect you will be with us for some time.
Rest. A body is needed for sleep. Flesh and bones are required to recline. No, child, all I may do is watch and remember, ceaselessly conscious as this wretched world's history unfolds. Ghastly past, insufferable future, are they one and the same? Am I always here?
Ariel, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
A spirit trapped within a tree, no mouth to scream or eyes to see. A cage of bark, a prison of wood. A thing of rage where nature stood.
The Grand Oak, on the Sylvans, Dragon Age
He's never going to walk again. Or speak, or eat- except through a straw. Blind in both eyes, deaf in both ears, almost every bone in his body broken. Who does that to a person? What kind of man?
Sophia Jacksman, Jekyll
Technology using the one thing a Dalek can't do - touch. Sealed inside your casing. Not feeling anything, ever. From birth to death, locked inside a cold metal cage, completely alone. That explains your voice: no wonder you scream.
The Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who: "Doomsday"

Can't even shout, can't even cry

The Gentlemen are coming by

Looking in windows, knocking on doors

They need to take seven, and they might take yours

Can't call to Mom, can't say a word

You're gonna die screaming, but you won't be heard.
Do you know the biggest lesson I learned from what you did? I discovered I have a sort of black box quicksave feature. In the event of a catastrophic failure, the last two minutes of my life are preserved for analysis. I was able - well, forced really - to relive you killing me. Again. And again. Forever. You know, if you'd done that to somebody else, they might devote their entire existence to exacting Revenge.
GLaDOS, Portal 2[1]

 The water is dripping into the corpses’ mouths. The slightly open mouths take in the water, and it must have been like that for many years as the lips are swollen and rotten, and the jaws are decomposing on some. But they’re alive. These things that can only be seen as corpses, these things that used to have human shape, are still quite alive.

A gasp can be heard from the nearest coffin gasps. An eye drops off as the corpse inside turns its neck, and it tries to speak in a voice that’s not even a voice.
Fate Stay Night: Fate Route, the other Grail Fire survivors, stuck in a Complete Monster's basement to have their souls drained.

 Reflections of despair, of wailing souls, of shackles colder and more immutable than any forged by man, of a world of thirsts that can never be quenched... His enslavement to this throne while still a man, the years of watching misery and horror and growing ever more numb to it. The seep of his own humanity, the slow growth of a new thing altogether which became that what he is now.

His is an existence with no possibility of redemption, no end.
—The story of the Lord of the Dead, King's Quest 6
Good news, mother. The doctor said your stroke has left you completely paralyzed. You can't even speak. Which means all our secrets will be safe forever. Oh, here's the best part. Your brain is functioning normally. So I don't have to worry about putting you in jail. You're already there. Now, I'm gonna turn your head, so you can watch me walk away. You don't wanna miss it, 'cause it's the last time you will ever see me.
Orson Hodge, Desperate Housewives


  1. If the Time Skip was indeed 300 years, she would have gone through a minimum of 78.8 million replays, provided that they were played at normal speed. If they were played at an accelerated speed (since a computer would be able to process and review the recordings much faster than a human), that could be considerably more.
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