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* Parodied in a cinematic of the original ''VideoGame/StarCraft''. When two hicks are about to be killed by Zerg, one turns to his fellow and claims, "I love you, Sarge!" to which the other responds in utter bafflement.

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* Parodied in a cinematic of the original ''VideoGame/StarCraft''.''Franchise/StarCraft''. When two hicks are about to be killed by Zerg, one turns to his fellow and claims, "I love you, Sarge!" to which the other responds in utter bafflement.



* Played with in the {{webcomic}} ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'', in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0184.html this strip]]. [[spoiler:(The ''actual'' confession comes much later, in a much different way.)]]
** And then somewhat played straight, somewhat averted in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0593.html this strip]] when [[spoiler:Elan refuses to profess false love to Therkla to convince her to resurrect later]]
*** It goes [[TearJerker a step further]]: in D&D, you can always choose to fail a saving throw.
* Webcomic/KidRadd plays the "We're going to die, so..." and stops right before the kiss (as it turns out they'll live after all). Naturally, they hang a lampshade on it.
-->'''Kid Radd:''' Just this once, I wish the miraculous rescue had taken a little longer...



* ''Webcomic/AnnaGalactic'': "I suppose [[http://www.baldwinpage.com/annagalactic/2016/06/29/062916-kthauwks-lair-12/ this isn't the right time]] to mention I'm in love with you?" (Followed by a NowOrNeverKiss.)
* In ''Webcomic/DocRat'', [[http://docrat.com.au.temp.realssl.com/default.asp?thisItem=793 Doc refuses to listen.]]



* Occured in a ''NuzlockeComics'' fan run: [[spoiler: Bruce Wayne's Platinum Nuzlocke]], to be precise. Being a Nuzlocke run, the reciever of the confession had just been KilledOffForReal, leading to the [[TearJerker depressing question]] of...

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* Webcomic/KidRadd plays the "We're going to die, so..." and stops right before the kiss (as it turns out they'll live after all). Naturally, they hang a lampshade on it.
-->'''Kid Radd:''' Just this once, I wish the miraculous rescue had taken a little longer...
* Occured in a ''NuzlockeComics'' ''Webcomic/NuzlockeComics'' fan run: [[spoiler: Bruce Wayne's Platinum Nuzlocke]], to be precise. Being a Nuzlocke run, the reciever of the confession had just been KilledOffForReal, leading to the [[TearJerker depressing question]] of...



* In ''Webcomic/DocRat'', [[http://docrat.com.au.temp.realssl.com/default.asp?thisItem=793 Doc refuses to listen.]]
* ''Webcomic/AnnaGalactic'': "I suppose [[http://www.baldwinpage.com/annagalactic/2016/06/29/062916-kthauwks-lair-12/ this isn't the right time]] to mention I'm in love with you?" (Followed by a NowOrNeverKiss.)

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* In ''Webcomic/DocRat'', [[http://docrat.com.au.temp.realssl.com/default.asp?thisItem=793 Doc refuses to listen.]]
* ''Webcomic/AnnaGalactic'': "I suppose
Played with in the {{webcomic}} ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', in [[http://www.baldwinpage.com/annagalactic/2016/06/29/062916-kthauwks-lair-12/ giantitp.com/comics/oots0184.html this isn't the right time]] strip]]. [[spoiler:(The ''actual'' confession comes much later, in a much different way.)]]
** And then somewhat played straight, somewhat averted in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0593.html this strip]] when [[spoiler:Elan refuses
to mention I'm in profess false love with you?" (Followed by to Therkla to convince her to resurrect later]]
*** It goes [[TearJerker
a NowOrNeverKiss.)step further]]: in D&D, you can always choose to fail a saving throw.
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* In the last Literature/{{Animorphs}} book, Rachel's last words are "I love you".
* In one of the {{Belgariad}} books, Adara has been shot and believes herself to be dying. She confesses her unrequited love to Hettar, only to be told that she isn't dying after all. And that Hettar isn't going to let her pretend [[ThatDidntHappen it didn't happen]].

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* ''LightNovel/AllYouNeedIsKill''. Keiji tells Rita he loves her as she's dying...from injuries he inflicted.
* In the last Literature/{{Animorphs}} ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book, Rachel's last words are "I love you".
* In one of the {{Belgariad}} ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' books, Adara has been shot and believes herself to be dying. She confesses her unrequited love to Hettar, only to be told that she isn't dying after all. And that Hettar isn't going to let her pretend [[ThatDidntHappen it didn't happen]].happen]].
* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' the enigmatic Cira cries 'I love you Jerin!' as the boat they are on goes over the InevitableWaterfall. [[spoiler: She is in fact the Princess Halley and one of Jerin's wives, which she thinks he knows but he doesn't.]] They survive to face their feelings for each other, happily it works out.



* In ''Literature/{{Insurgent}}'', [[spoiler:Lynn admits her feelings for Marlene before dying]].



* One of the page quotes is from Éponine in ''Literature/LesMiserables'', and are her final words after [[TakingTheBullet taking a bullet]] meant for her unrequited love Marius.



* One of the page quotes is from Éponine in ''Literature/LesMiserables'', and are her final words after [[TakingTheBullet taking a bullet]] meant for her unrequited love Marius.
* ''LightNovel/AllYouNeedIsKill''. Keiji tells Rita he loves her as she's dying...from injuries he inflicted.
* In ''Literature/{{Insurgent}}'', [[spoiler:Lynn admits her feelings for Marlene before dying]].
* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' the enigmatic Cira cries 'I love you Jerin!' as the boat they are on goes over the InevitableWaterfall. [[spoiler: She is in fact the Princess Halley and one of Jerin's wives, which she thinks he knows but he doesn't.]] They survive to face their feelings for each other, happily it works out.



* In the third and fourth routes of ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'' [[spoiler:Princess Crea]] is given a mortal wound, but before she dies she confesses her love for Taiga before doing something heroic.



* Parodied in a cinematic of the original ''StarCraft''. When two hicks are about to be killed by Zerg, one turns to his fellow and claims, "I love you, Sarge!" to which the other responds in utter bafflement.
* Near the finale of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', [[spoiler: Decus says this to Alice right before he dies. He had taken a sword to his back to protect her, and his final words are: "Alice...you always said that I digust you...but I...I love you." This then prompts Alice to go berserk and at last admit her feelings for Decus. She dies shortly after.]]
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', [[spoiler: everyone knows it except Luke so at the final moment before they leave, Tear confesses her love. Luke doesn't seem surprised in the slightest though so he may not be as dense as he seems]].
* In the third and fourth routes of ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'' [[spoiler:Princess Crea]] is given a mortal wound, but before she dies she confesses her love for Taiga before doing something heroic.


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* Parodied in a cinematic of the original ''VideoGame/StarCraft''. When two hicks are about to be killed by Zerg, one turns to his fellow and claims, "I love you, Sarge!" to which the other responds in utter bafflement.
* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':
** Near the finale of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', [[spoiler: Decus says this to Alice right before he dies. He had taken a sword to his back to protect her, and his final words are: "Alice...you always said that I digust you...but I...I love you." This then prompts Alice to go berserk and at last admit her feelings for Decus. She dies shortly after.]]
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', [[spoiler: everyone knows it except Luke so at the final moment before they leave, Tear confesses her love. Luke doesn't seem surprised in the slightest though so he may not be as dense as he seems]].
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** After beating [[spoiler:Bradman]] to protect her, [[spoiler:Gajeel is killed when he is TakingYouWithMe turned into magic barrier particles by him in front of Levy. After he has Panther Lilly hold her back so that she won't die senselessly trying to save him, he admits his feelings for her and thanks her for teaching him how to love. What makes it even more heartbreaking is that he is bawling his eyes out as he admits that all he wanted was to have a family and a future with her; one of the last things he tells her is that, despite everything else that has happened to him, having that future stolen from him is the most terrifying thing he has faced. Then all that is subverted when Gajeel survives anyway.]]

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** After beating [[spoiler:Bradman]] to protect her, [[spoiler:Gajeel is killed when he is TakingYouWithMe turned into magic barrier particles by him in front of Levy. After he has Panther Lilly hold her back so that she won't die senselessly trying to save him, he admits his feelings for her and thanks her for teaching him how to love. What makes it even more heartbreaking is that he is bawling his eyes out as he admits that all he wanted was to have a family and a future with her; one of the last things he tells her is that, despite everything else that has happened to him, having that future stolen from him is the most terrifying thing he has faced. Then all that is subverted when Gajeel survives anyway.anyway and starts to freak out over the fact that he will have to face Levy again.]]



* [[spoiler:[[TheDitz Patrick]]]] attempts to invoke the trope in the final battle of ''Anime/{{Gundam 00}}''. When [[spoiler: a [[SuicideAttack Gaga]] tries to crash into his [[SubordinateExcuse superior and love interest's]] Kati ship]], he promptly nails the bad guy in a YouShallNotPass... only for the next one to charge out of the smoke straight into him. He just smiles and says "I did really love you, [[spoiler: Kati]]..." right before the Gaga explodes, provoking a SayMyName from her. [[spoiler: Subverted in that not only the explosion didn't kill him (he's not called Colasour the [[{{Determinator}} Indestructible]] for nothing...), he later married her.]]



* [[spoiler: Mireille]], in the GrandFinale of ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', to [[spoiler:Kirika, who's about to fall into a volcanic vent with BigBad Altena]]. Leads to a TakeMyHand moment.
* ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', Episode 97. [[spoiler: Snow admits she's in love with Ginta as she burns to death in his arms. In the end, she doesn't stay dead though, her soul merges with her Earth counterpart, Koyuki -- essentially, the two halves become one person and get to be with Ginta at the very end.]]



* ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', Episode 97. [[spoiler: Snow admits she's in love with Ginta as she burns to death in his arms. In the end, she doesn't stay dead though, her soul merges with her Earth counterpart, Koyuki -- essentially, the two halves become one person and get to be with Ginta at the very end.]]
* In ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' [[spoiler:Shouma's FamousLastWords double as a DyingDeclarationOfLove for Ringo. "Thank you... and I love you...". (Notice that Shouma straight goes for the "Aishiteru", aka one of the strongest expressions of romantic love in the Japanese language.)]]
* [[spoiler:Stella]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''. She even manages to say "I love you", while [[ThirdPersonPerson she was never able to use first and second person]] like this before.



* [[spoiler: Mireille]], in the GrandFinale of ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', to [[spoiler:Kirika, who's about to fall into a volcanic vent with BigBad Altena]]. Leads to a TakeMyHand moment.
* In ''Anime/RahXephon'', [[spoiler: Ayato is fighting a Dolem -- but he doesn't realize that said monster is psychically/physically linked to Hiroko, the {{Tsundere}} girl who loves him and whom he swore to help and protect. As a result, the damage to the Dolem's body ''reverberates to Hiroko's body'', injuring her fatally as well.]] What to do? [[spoiler: Hiroko quickly grabs a pen and a notepad, doing her best to write "Ayato, I love you... goodbye!" as she painfully and horribly dies]]. When [[spoiler: the Dolem is destroyed and Hiroko finally perishes]], we see how [[spoiler: the backlash activates the lights in the surrounding buildings, forming the words that spell her last message to him.]]
* In ''Manga/RaveMaster'', when Haru and Elie finally confess their feelings for one another, Haru is about to die. [[spoiler:He doesn't, of course. And while the viewers find that out in the next chapter, it's a whole year before he wakes up after supposedly being killed and gets reunited with Elie.]]



* In ''Manga/RaveMaster'', when Haru and Elie finally confess their feelings for one another, Haru is about to die. [[spoiler:He doesn't, of course. And while the viewers find that out in the next chapter, it's a whole year before he wakes up after supposedly being killed and gets reunited with Elie.]]
* In ''Anime/RahXephon'', [[spoiler: Ayato is fighting a Dolem -- but he doesn't realize that said monster is psychically/physically linked to Hiroko, the {{Tsundere}} girl who loves him and whom he swore to help and protect. As a result, the damage to the Dolem's body ''reverberates to Hiroko's body'', injuring her fatally as well.]] What to do? [[spoiler: Hiroko quickly grabs a pen and a notepad, doing her best to write "Ayato, I love you... goodbye!" as she painfully and horribly dies]]. When [[spoiler: the Dolem is destroyed and Hiroko finally perishes]], we see how [[spoiler: the backlash activates the lights in the surrounding buildings, forming the words that spell her last message to him.]]
* [[spoiler:[[TheDitz Patrick]]]] attempts to invoke the trope in the final battle of ''Anime/{{Gundam 00}}''. When [[spoiler: a [[SuicideAttack Gaga]] tries to crash into his [[SubordinateExcuse superior and love interest's]] Kati ship]], he promptly nails the bad guy in a YouShallNotPass... only for the next one to charge out of the smoke straight into him. He just smiles and says "I did really love you, [[spoiler: Kati]]..." right before the Gaga explodes, provoking a SayMyName from her. [[spoiler: Subverted in that not only the explosion didn't kill him (he's not called Colasour the [[{{Determinator}} Indestructible]] for nothing...), he later married her.]]
* In ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' [[spoiler:Shouma's FamousLastWords double as a DyingDeclarationOfLove for Ringo. "Thank you... and I love you...". (Notice that Shouma straight goes for the "Aishiteru", aka one of the strongest expressions of romantic love in the Japanese language.)]]
* [[spoiler:Stella]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''. She even manages to say "I love you", while [[ThirdPersonPerson she was never able to use first and second person]] like this before.
* In ''Manga/{{Sankarea}}'', [[spoiler:Chihiro is about to be eaten by Rea (not to mention the two of them are in a building that's about to burn down). Despite the fact that she's about to kill him, Chihiro tells Rea that he likes her a lot and doesn't mind that he's about to die.. Of course, the PowerOfLove saves them both]]



* In ''Manga/{{Sankarea}}'', [[spoiler:Chihiro is about to be eaten by Rea (not to mention the two of them are in a building that's about to burn down). Despite the fact that she's about to kill him, Chihiro tells Rea that he likes her a lot and doesn't mind that he's about to die.. Of course, the PowerOfLove saves them both]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'', Melman confesses his love for Gloria as the plane is going down. Unfortunately, Gloria is fast asleep.

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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': As Beast lies dying in Belle's arms in the climax, they profess their love for one another. [[spoiler:It comes just in time to break the Prince's curse, and he's revived as his human self.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'': Merida says it [[spoiler: after her attempt to turn her mother Elinor back into a human doesn't work, and she thinks she is turned into a bear permanently.]] This is after they've had a strained relationship for most of the movie, and then slowly reconciling.
-->Merida: "I... I want [[spoiler: my mummy]]..."
* In ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'', Melman confesses his love for Gloria as the plane is going down. Unfortunately, Gloria is fast asleep. They manage to survive, though.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'': Merida says it [[spoiler: after her attempt to turn her mother Elinor back into a human doesn't work, and she thinks she is turned into a bear permanently.]] This is after they've had a strained relationship for most of the movie, and then slowly reconciling.
-->Merida: "I... I want [[spoiler: my mummy]]..."
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': As Beast lies dying in Belle's arms in the climax, they profess their love for one another. [[spoiler:It comes just in time to break the Prince's curse, and he's revived as his human self.]]



* Done in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' in the episode "Secret of My Excess". Spike and Rarity are falling to their apparent deaths when Spike attempts to reveal that he has a crush on her. She gently places her [[FingerMuzzle hoof to his mouth]] and [[TearfulSmile smiles tearfully]], hinting that she already knew. Then they are saved just in time.



* Done in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' in the episode "Secret of My Excess". Spike and Rarity are falling to their apparent deaths when Spike attempts to reveal that he is in love with her. She gently places her [[FingerMuzzle hoof to his mouth]] and [[GoOutWithASmile smiles tearfully.]]
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* In ''ShinMazingerZero'' -- a ''Anime/MazingerZ'' spin-off -- Sayaka [[spoiler:tells Kouji she loves him as she is getting awfully murdered.]] It was especially heart-breaking because, unlike in the original anime, they had managed go past the WillTheyOrWontThey CantSpitItOut UnresolvedSexualTension BelligerentSexualTension by that point.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Misato brings the {{subtext}} between her and Shinji out in the open [[spoiler:when she's fatally shot in the back]]. If it was Misato just desperately saying ''anything'' that came to mind to try and get an emotional reaction out of Shinji -who was slipping at least halfway into a HeroicBSOD at the time- while [[spoiler:dying of blood loss and thus not thinking entirely clearly,]] or a sign of her feelings towards him were not entirely those of a surrogate mother or older sister towards her ward is a matter of opinion.
* Played straight in ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', when [[spoiler: Seishirou]]'s last words to [[spoiler: Subaru as he was dying in his arms]] are... actually we never get to hear what they were, but you can take the obvious guess along with everyone else.

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* In ''ShinMazingerZero'' -- a ''Anime/MazingerZ'' spin-off -- Sayaka [[spoiler:tells Kouji she loves him as she is getting awfully murdered.]] It was especially heart-breaking because, unlike Inverted in the original anime, they had managed go past the WillTheyOrWontThey CantSpitItOut UnresolvedSexualTension BelligerentSexualTension by that point.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Misato brings the {{subtext}} between her and Shinji out in the open [[spoiler:when she's fatally shot in the back]]. If it was Misato just desperately saying ''anything'' that came to mind to try and get an emotional reaction out of Shinji -who was slipping at least halfway into
''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' with a HeroicBSOD at the time- while [[spoiler:dying of blood loss and thus not thinking entirely clearly,]] or a sign of her feelings towards him were not entirely those of a surrogate mother or older sister towards her ward is a matter of opinion.
* Played straight in ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', when
Dying Demonstration Of Love. [[spoiler: Seishirou]]'s last words Iason has lost his legs and is left behind to [[DyingAlone Die Alone]] in an exploding building, which he [[FaceDeathWithDignity he has calmly accepted.]] Riki now acknowledging his feelings for him decides to go back and snuggles up against Iason refusing to let him face death alone and have OneLastSmoke. They ''[[TogetherInDeath Die Together]]''.]]
* [[spoiler: Joe]] from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' sorta does this
to [[spoiler: Subaru as he Youko, telling her to keep [[TragicKeepsake his boxing gloves]]. And then [[ItWasHisSled THAT scene]] comes almost immediately afterwards.]] (It should be noticed that [[spoiler: the original Japanese was much more subtle, but [[DubText the Italian dub makes it a direct example]] as Joe straightforwardly tells Youko that the gloves area proof of his love for her]]).
* An ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' example comes in the dub, when England is
dying after an incident involved a penjandrum and Scotland. America rushes to England's bedside and is clearly distressed. England manages to say, "America, I'm in lo-" before the Grim Reaper cuts him off. He recovers, but the shippers absolutely ''exploded''.
* [[{{Tearjerker}} Heartbreakingly]] [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] by [[spoiler: Judeau]] in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. He tries to do this with [[spoiler: Casca]], but can't quite say it, and only manages a comment on how she's crying. His last thoughts are "That's it!? Those are my last words!?".
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', [[spoiler:Shirley]] confesses her feelings to [[spoiler:Lelouch]] as she's bleeding out through a fatal stomach wound.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Simon does not admit
his arms]] are... feelings to Erza until he's three seconds from dying. Subverted in that he never actually we confesses to her (he just thinks it, and [[EveryoneCanSeeIt all his friends knew]]). He did try to tell her once ''eight years ago'' but was interrupted by an attack, since he [[WhatAnIdiot decided to tell her while she was leading a rebellion]].
** After beating [[spoiler:Bradman]] to protect her, [[spoiler:Gajeel is killed when he is TakingYouWithMe turned into magic barrier particles by him in front of Levy. After he has Panther Lilly hold her back so that she won't die senselessly trying to save him, he admits his feelings for her and thanks her for teaching him how to love. What makes it even more heartbreaking is that he is bawling his eyes out as he admits that all he wanted was to have a family and a future with her; one of the last things he tells her is that, despite everything else that has happened to him, having that future stolen from him is the most terrifying thing he has faced. Then all that is subverted when Gajeel survives anyway.]]
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'': Parodied in an episode where Ono is hit by Sousuke's BoobyTrap and makes an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove to Kaname over his cell phone as he's "dying" (he was plastered to a tree with some kind of adhesive). As Kaname starts crying and begging him to live, the boy asks if she'd still consider going out with him if he survives, whereupon Kaname snaps, "Not on your life!" and hangs up. "Argh! [[{{Tsundere}} You're so mean!]]"
* A scene like this plays out in ''Anime/{{Interstella5555}}'', when Shep rescues the band and they later manage to break Stella free as well. [[spoiler:Shep is mortally wounded during the chase and while Arpegius is taking care of him, Baryl and Octave bring Stella with them. Shep finally manages to meet the woman he loves, because before that they had
never get to hear what they were, but you can take met in person, and now she's lost her memories as well. Shep confesses his love for her before he dies, and gives her and the obvious guess along with everyone else.rest of the band a MacGuffin, that will help them find a way to restore their memories.]]



* The finale of ''Anime/CodeGeass''' first season has C.C. offer words of encouragement to Lelouch, then kiss him (much to his obvious surprise) before she goes down with the HumongousMecha in order to deal with an AxeCrazy pursuer. Lelouch seems to have written it off as part of her MysteriousWaif powers, as neither of them brought the issue up in the second season. However, the novelization says that he instinctively knew the kiss wasn't out of romantic love, but rather a failsafe measure should he be captured.
** Also, [[spoiler:Shirley]] confesses her feelings to [[spoiler:Lelouch]] as she's bleeding out through a fatal stomach wound.

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* The finale of ''Anime/CodeGeass''' first season has C.C. offer words of encouragement to Lelouch, then kiss him (much to his obvious surprise) before she goes down with ''LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}'':
** Episode 12 --
the HumongousMecha in order to deal with an AxeCrazy pursuer. Lelouch seems mortally wounded [[spoiler:Togame]] asks [[spoiler:Shichika]] if it's alright for her to have written it off as part of her MysteriousWaif powers, as neither of them brought the issue up fallen in the second season. However, the novelization says love with him for real, [[spoiler:after also admitting that he instinctively knew was a pawn in her scheme and she meant to kill him at the kiss wasn't out of romantic love, journey's end]].
** And a completely platonic example, otherwise played straight -- the last thing [[spoiler:Togame]]'s father told her before his execution was that he loved her very much.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** Familial example in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' when Dream!Alicia tells Fate how she wishes they could have been together in the real world as she DisappearsIntoLight. In the movie version, she explicitly uses the words "I love you."
** Technically, she doesn't die,
but rather a failsafe measure should he be captured.
** Also, [[spoiler:Shirley]] confesses
the effect is still the same as [[spoiler:Ixpellia]] from ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'' tells Subaru that she loves her feelings to [[spoiler:Lelouch]] as she's bleeding out through she rests in Subaru's arms and falls into a fatal stomach wound.[[ConvenientComa deep sleep that would last for ten years... or a thousand]]. [[spoiler: [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid She wakes up less than a year later]].]]



* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'' plays with this in the last episode, where a supposed biological agent infects the class and they all think they're going to die. Sagara asks Kaname to take her clothes off and she debates whether they should [[MustNotDieAVirgin consummate their relationship before death]] and Ono seems to be ready to tell Tokiwa what he feels about her. [[spoiler: The biological agent really just destroys synthetic material like clothing and Sagara just told Kaname to take off her clothes because he had a suspicion about the agent's properties. Of course, the rest of the school doesn't get the memo until too late, making the rest of the class [[AxCrazy upset]] at Sagara to say the least.]]
** In an earlier episode, Ono is hit by Sousuke's BoobyTrap and makes an {{anguished declaration of love}} to Kaname over his cell phone as he's "dying" (he was plastered to a tree with some kind of adhesive). As Kaname starts crying and begging him to live, the boy asks if she'd still consider going out with him if he survives, whereupon Kaname snaps, "Not on your life!" and hangs up. "Argh! [[{{Tsundere}} You're so mean!]]"
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': [[spoiler: In chapter 437, Hinata goes to help Naruto against Pain. When he says that she can't possibly win and asks why she's there, she responds that Naruto changed her life and that as a result, she's not afraid to die protecting him [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove because she loves him]]. Pain quickly defeats and stabs her, and while this initially seems to be playing the trope straight, she survives with Sakura's help. The current world war is currently occupying their attention, so Naruto hasn't fully responded to her... [[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie Until two years later]] when he does respond and he also reciprocates her feelings.]]

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* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'' plays with this ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Misato brings the {{subtext}} between her and Shinji out in the last episode, where a supposed biological agent infects the class and they all think they're going to die. Sagara asks Kaname to take her clothes off and she debates whether they should [[MustNotDieAVirgin consummate their relationship before death]] and Ono seems to be ready to tell Tokiwa what he feels about her. [[spoiler: The biological agent really just destroys synthetic material like clothing and Sagara just told Kaname to take off her clothes because he had a suspicion about the agent's properties. Of course, the rest of the school doesn't get the memo until too late, making the rest of the class [[AxCrazy upset]] at Sagara to say the least.]]
** In an earlier episode, Ono is hit by Sousuke's BoobyTrap and makes an {{anguished declaration of love}} to Kaname over his cell phone as he's "dying" (he was plastered to a tree with some kind of adhesive). As Kaname starts crying and begging him to live, the boy asks if she'd still consider going out with him if he survives, whereupon Kaname snaps, "Not on your life!" and hangs up. "Argh! [[{{Tsundere}} You're so mean!]]"
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': [[spoiler: In chapter 437, Hinata goes to help Naruto against Pain. When he says that she can't possibly win and asks why
open [[spoiler:when she's there, she responds fatally shot in the back]]. If it was Misato just desperately saying ''anything'' that Naruto changed her life came to mind to try and that as get an emotional reaction out of Shinji -who was slipping at least halfway into a result, she's not afraid to die protecting him [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove because she loves him]]. Pain quickly defeats and stabs her, and HeroicBSOD at the time- while this initially seems to be playing the trope straight, she survives with Sakura's help. The current world war is currently occupying their attention, so Naruto hasn't fully responded to her... [[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie Until two years later]] when he does respond [[spoiler:dying of blood loss and he also reciprocates thus not thinking entirely clearly,]] or a sign of her feelings.]]feelings towards him were not entirely those of a surrogate mother or older sister towards her ward is a matter of opinion.



* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** Familial example in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' when Dream!Alicia tells Fate how she wishes they could have been together in the real world as she DisappearsIntoLight. In the movie version, she explicitly uses the words "I love you."
** Technically, she doesn't die, but the effect is still the same as [[spoiler:Ixpellia]] from ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'' tells Subaru that she loves her as she rests in Subaru's arms and falls into a [[ConvenientComa deep sleep that would last for ten years... or a thousand]]. [[spoiler: [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid She wakes up less than a year later]].]]



* Simon, from ''Manga/FairyTail'' does not admit his feelings to Erza until he's three seconds from dying. Subverted in that he never actually confesses to her (he just thinks it, and [[EveryoneCanSeeIt all his friends knew]]). He did try to tell her once ''eight years ago'' but was interrupted by an attack, since he [[WhatAnIdiot decided to tell her while she was leading a rebellion]].
*** After beating [[spoiler:Bradman]] to protect her, [[spoiler:Gajeel is killed when he is TakingYouWithMe turned into magic barrier particles by him]][[spoiler:in front of Levy. After he has Panther Lilly hold her back so that she won't die senselessly trying to save him, he admits his feelings for her and thanks her for teaching him how to love. What makes it even more heartbreaking is that he is bawling his eyes out as he admits that all he wanted was to have a family and a future with her; one of the last things he tells her is that, despite everything else that has happened to him, having that future stolen from him is the most terrifying thing he has faced.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler: Keiichi Maebara has one in the Minagoroshi-hen arc of Higurashi Kai, confessing to Mion Sonozaki after being shot by Miyo Takano. In the anime of Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, the confession is censored, with Keiichi unable to actually confess. Due to the world resets, the confession matters little in the end]].
* From ''LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}'' Episode 12 -- the mortally wounded [[spoiler:Togame]] asks [[spoiler:Shichika]] if it's alright for her to have fallen in love with him for real, [[spoiler:after also admitting that he was a pawn in her scheme and she meant to kill him at the journey's end]].
** And a completely platonic example, otherwise played straight -- the last thing [[spoiler:Togame]]'s father told her before his execution was that he loved her very much.



* Inverted in ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' with a Dying Demonstration Of Love. [[spoiler: Iason has lost his legs and is left behind to [[DyingAlone Die Alone]] in an exploding building, which he [[FaceDeathWithDignity he has calmly accepted.]] Riki now acknowledging his feelings for him decides to go back and snuggles up against Iason refusing to let him face death alone and have OneLastSmoke. They ''[[TogetherInDeath Die Together]]''.]]
* An ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' example comes in the dub, when England is dying after an incident involved a penjandrum and Scotland. America rushes to England's bedside and is clearly distressed. England manages to say, "America, I'm in lo-" before the Grim Reaper cuts him off. He recovers, but the shippers absolutely ''exploded''.



* [[{{Tearjerker}} Heartbreakingly]] [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] by [[spoiler: Judeau]] in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. He tries to do this with [[spoiler: Casca]], but can't quite say it, and only manages a comment on how she's crying. His last thoughts are "That's it!? Those are my last words!?".



* [[spoiler: Joe]] from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' sorta does this to [[spoiler: Youko, telling her to keep [[TragicKeepsake his boxing gloves]]. And then [[ItWasHisSled THAT scene]] comes almost immediately afterwards.]] (It should be noticed that [[spoiler: the original Japanese was much more subtle, but [[DubText the Italian dub makes it a direct example]] as Joe straightforwardly tells Youko that the gloves area proof of his love for her]]).



* A scene like this plays out in ''Anime/{{Interstella5555}}'', when Shep rescues the band and they later manage to break Stella free as well. [[spoiler:Shep is mortally wounded during the chase and while Arpegius is taking care of him, Baryl and Octave bring Stella with them. Shep finally manages to meet the woman he loves, because before that they had never met in person, and now she's lost her memories as well. Shep confesses his love for her before he dies, and gives her and the rest of the band a MacGuffin, that will help them find a way to restore their memories.]]
* ''LightNovel/TokyoRavens'': Twice, [[KillTheCutie Hokuto]] and later [[HeroicSacrifice Natsume]] confess their love to [[TheHero Harutora]] while they die. Poor guy.



* In ''Anime/ShinMazingerZero'' -- a ''Anime/MazingerZ'' spin-off -- Sayaka [[spoiler:tells Kouji she loves him as she is getting awfully murdered.]] It was especially heart-breaking because, unlike in the original anime, they had managed go past the WillTheyOrWontThey CantSpitItOut UnresolvedSexualTension BelligerentSexualTension by that point.



* During a flashback in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', [[spoiler: Princess Arika's]] final thoughts were of their love for [[spoiler:Nagi]] (since no one else was present to hear her speak while she fell to certain doom). [[spoiler: Subverted, when Nagi saves her and coaxes an actual confession out of her. Then again, her survival was a ForegoneConclusion since she's Negi's mother.]]
-->Farewell [[spoiler:Nagi]]... Farewell my beloved.




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* ''LightNovel/TokyoRavens'': Twice, [[KillTheCutie Hokuto]] and later [[HeroicSacrifice Natsume]] confess their love to [[TheHero Harutora]] while they die. Poor guy.
* Played straight in ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', when [[spoiler: Seishirou]]'s last words to [[spoiler: Subaru as he was dying in his arms]] are... actually we never get to hear what they were, but you can take the obvious guess along with everyone else.


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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler: Keiichi Maebara]] has one in the Minagoroshi-hen arc of Higurashi Kai, confessing to [[spoiler:Mion Sonozaki]] after being shot by [[spoiler:Miyo Takano]]. In the anime, the confession is censored, with [[spoiler:Keiichi]] unable to actually confess. [[spoiler:Due to the world resets, the confession matters little in the end.]]
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* ''Manga/{{Superior}}'': During Copy's attack on their village, a man tells his childhood friend that he's always loved her before they run off in opposite directions (to increase the chances that one of them survive). He doesn't make it and she later shows up heartbroken at the king's castle.
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* According to [[Series/That70sShow Red Forman]], this is one of three times it was okay for a man to tell another man he loved him. The other two were if they were drunk, or one of them was in big trouble and it was the only way out, which usually means he's drunk. Otherwise, it's just a given.
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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': As Han's about to be frozen in carbonite in order to test whether or not the process is survivable, Leia tells him that she loves him. The original script apparently had him simply reciprocating her feelings, but [[HarrisonFord the actor]] insisted on a different line more in keeping with Solo's JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality:
---> ''Han Solo:'' "I know"

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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': As Han's about to be frozen in carbonite in order to test whether or not the process is survivable, Leia tells him that she loves him. The original script apparently had him simply reciprocating her feelings, but [[HarrisonFord the actor]] insisted on a different line more in keeping with Solo's JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality:
personality (while still communicating that he felt the same way):
---> ''Han Solo:'' "I know"'''Han Solo:''' I know...
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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': As Han's about to be frozen in carbonite in order to test whether or not the process is survivable, Leia tells him that she loves him.

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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': As Han's about to be frozen in carbonite in order to test whether or not the process is survivable, Leia tells him that she loves him. The original script apparently had him simply reciprocating her feelings, but [[HarrisonFord the actor]] insisted on a different line more in keeping with Solo's JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality:
---> ''Han Solo:'' "I know"
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* In Bruce Coville's ''Dark Whispers'', part of Literature/TheUnicornChronicles, Belle and Finder are ambushed and Finder is badly wounded. his last words are to Belle, saying, " I always thought you were beautiful" before dying in her.. well, not arms, as they are unicorns, but about as close as it gets.

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* In Bruce Coville's ''Dark Whispers'', part of Literature/TheUnicornChronicles, ''Literature/DarkWhispers'', Belle and Finder are ambushed and Finder is badly wounded. his last words are to Belle, saying, " I "I always thought you were beautiful" before dying in her.. well, not arms, as they are unicorns, but about as close as it gets.
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** Familial example in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' when Dream!Alicia tells Fate how she wishes they could have been together in the real world as she DissapearsIntoLight. In the movie version, she explicitly uses the words "I love you."

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** Familial example in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' when Dream!Alicia tells Fate how she wishes they could have been together in the real world as she DissapearsIntoLight.DisappearsIntoLight. In the movie version, she explicitly uses the words "I love you."
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