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24th Jul '16 9:05:33 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Oz}}''. After a criminal on Death Row has his final appeal rejected, he calmly confesses to a bunch of other murders, revealing that he is in fact a SerialKiller.

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* ''Series/{{Oz}}''. ''Series/{{Oz}}''.
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After a criminal on Death Row has his final appeal rejected, he calmly confesses to a bunch of other murders, revealing that he is in fact a SerialKiller.
24th Jul '16 9:02:52 AM JackG
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* ''TheProfessionals''. The episode "Everest Was Also Conquered" starts with the former head of MI6 saying "I killed Suzie Carter" on his deathbed. Suzie Carter was a witness at a 1953 corruption inquiry who [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident supposedly committed suicide]].

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* ''TheProfessionals''. The episode "Everest Was Also Conquered" starts with the former head of MI6 saying "I killed Suzie Carter" on his deathbed. Suzie Carter was a witness at a 1953 corruption inquiry who [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident supposedly committed suicide]]. This causes a [[YouKnowTooMuch series of murders]] as the other conspirators race to cover up their involvement.
5th Jul '16 11:52:40 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the GoldenAge ''[[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'' stories, Billy is called to the deathbed of his childhood nurse, Sarah Primm, who tells him that he has a twin sister who was adopted by another family after his parents died. She gives him [[OrphansPlotTrinket half of a locket]], explaining that his sister has the rest of it. Almost immediately he realizes a girl he just met, Mary Bromfield, was wearing the other half, and she winds up becoming [[DistaffCounterpart Mary Marvel]].

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* In the GoldenAge ''[[{{Shazam}} ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'' stories, Billy is called to the deathbed of his childhood nurse, Sarah Primm, who tells him that he has a twin sister who was adopted by another family after his parents died. She gives him [[OrphansPlotTrinket half of a locket]], explaining that his sister has the rest of it. Almost immediately he realizes a girl he just met, Mary Bromfield, was wearing the other half, and she winds up becoming [[DistaffCounterpart Mary Marvel]].



* In Creator/{{Disney}}'s version of ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993'', Milady de Winter tells Athos what she knows about the assassination plot against the King moments before her execution. While the information she shared was not about herself, it was symbolic in her bringing her soul clean and becoming the woman she was when married to Athos.

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* In Creator/{{Disney}}'s version of ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993'', ''Film/{{The Three Musketeers|1993}}'', Milady de Winter tells Athos what she knows about the assassination plot against the King moments before her execution. While the information she shared was not about herself, it was symbolic in her bringing her soul clean and becoming the woman she was when married to Athos.


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* At the end of ''Film/WhateverHappenedToBabyJane'', a dying [[spoiler:Blanche]] reveals that [[spoiler:her sister Jane didn't cripple her. She did it to herself when she got into an accident trying to kill Jane]]. This ended up being a famous TwistEnding.
21st Jun '16 5:17:45 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Kriem]] from ''TigerAndBunny'' gives one to [[spoiler: Barnaby]] before committing suicide by [[spoiler: cutting off her own life support]].

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* [[spoiler: Kriem]] from ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' gives one to [[spoiler: Barnaby]] before committing suicide by [[spoiler: cutting off her own life support]].
28th May '16 9:39:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-26572/phouka+The+Penitent+Man.htm The Penitent Man]] A ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''ThePretender'' crossover, this includes a very long example as well as this line:

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* [[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-26572/phouka+The+Penitent+Man.htm The Penitent Man]] A ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''ThePretender'' ''Series/ThePretender'' crossover, this includes a very long example as well as this line:
25th Mar '16 8:59:30 PM JackG
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* Played with in ''Literature/BlackMan''. Marsalis and Ertekin exchange confessions as the latter is on her deathbed, but it's played as a trust moment between the two of them rather than guilt.
3rd Dec '15 2:02:13 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Overlaps considerably with FamousLastWords and FinalSpeech. Differs from a FacingTheBulletsOneLiner in that the latter is generally spoken under duress, while this occurs in a (relatively) peaceful setting.

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Overlaps considerably with FamousLastWords and FinalSpeech. Differs from a FacingTheBulletsOneLiner in that the latter is generally spoken under duress, while this occurs in a (relatively) peaceful setting.
setting. The subverted version is usually a NotSoFinalConfession.
5th Nov '15 4:13:46 PM R1ck
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Avoid real life examples. Many celebrities have accumulated any number of myths and rumors of Deathbed Confessions. Like Darwin[[note]]("Lady Hope" claimed to have heard him recant his theory of evolution. It is unconfirmed, and closer friends of his denied it)[[/note]]. And probably Hitler and Stalin. And probably Jay Leno. Even though he isn't dead.

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Avoid real life examples. Many celebrities have accumulated any number of myths and rumors of Deathbed Confessions. Like Darwin[[note]]("Lady Hope" claimed to have heard him recant his theory of evolution. It Putting words in someone's mouth is unconfirmed, and closer friends of his denied it)[[/note]]. And probably Hitler and Stalin. And probably Jay Leno. Even though he isn't dead.
always more popular after they can't deny the statement.
17th Sep '15 8:33:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheSecretOfPlatform13,'' Nanny Brown writes her grandson, Ben, a letter while she's in the hospital, which the nurses give him after she dies. It reveals her part in [[RichBitch Mrs. Trottle]]'s kidnapping plot, [[spoiler:and that Ben, rather than Raymond, was the kidnapped child, and thus the real Prince]].

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* In ''TheSecretOfPlatform13,'' ''Literature/TheSecretOfPlatform13,'' Nanny Brown writes her grandson, Ben, a letter while she's in the hospital, which the nurses give him after she dies. It reveals her part in [[RichBitch Mrs. Trottle]]'s kidnapping plot, [[spoiler:and that Ben, rather than Raymond, was the kidnapped child, and thus the real Prince]].
20th Aug '15 1:36:45 PM kazokuhouou
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* Super Kami Guru tries making one of these when he thinks he's dying in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' confessing that [[spoiler: he had instigated the genocide of the albino Namekians to cover up the fact that ''he'' had drank the entire water supply.]] Then it turns out he wasn't dying after all. [[KarmicDeath The Namekians soon change that.]]
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