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3rd Apr '18 6:49:39 PM nombretomado
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-->'''The Mask:''' Hold me closer Ed, it's getting dark... Tell [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Auntie Em]] to let ''Literature/OldYeller'' out... *cough cough*, tell [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Tiny Tim]] I won't be coming home this Christmas... tell [[GoneWithTheWind Scarlett]] I ''do'' give a damn...

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-->'''The Mask:''' Hold me closer Ed, it's getting dark... Tell [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Auntie Em]] to let ''Literature/OldYeller'' out... *cough cough*, tell [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Tiny Tim]] I won't be coming home this Christmas... tell [[GoneWithTheWind [[Film/GoneWithTheWind Scarlett]] I ''do'' give a damn...
20th Feb '18 2:06:22 AM Cryoclaste
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* Nearly every names character in ''FireEmblem''. They range from something as as short as another character's name to a full paragraph in size.
** This was actually subverted at one point in ''Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance''. When Ilyana dies, all that comes up in the text box is VisibleSilence. In the sequel, ''Radiant Dawn'', she has a more standard death quote.

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* Nearly every names character in ''FireEmblem''.''Franchise/FireEmblem''. They range from something as as short as another character's name to a full paragraph in size.
** This was actually subverted at one point in ''Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance''.''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance''. When Ilyana dies, all that comes up in the text box is VisibleSilence. In the sequel, ''Radiant Dawn'', she has a more standard death quote.
15th Jan '18 12:24:12 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''LAConfidential'': Jack Vincennes' last words are "Rollo Tomasi", and his killer winds up outing himself by repeating them. Jack has remarkable presence of mind in his last moments.

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* ''LAConfidential'': ''Film/LAConfidential'': Jack Vincennes' last words are "Rollo Tomasi", and his killer winds up outing himself by repeating them. Jack has remarkable presence of mind in his last moments.
25th Dec '17 11:06:50 PM The12thDoctor
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--> '''Rose:''' Can't you do something?
--> '''The Doctor:''' Yeah. I'm doing it now! Time Lords have this little trick. It's sort of a way of cheating death. Except... it means I'm going to change. And I'm not going to see you again. Not like this. Not with this daft old face. And before I go--
--> '''Rose:''' Don't say that!
--> '''The Doctor:''' Rose, before I go, I just want to tell you you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And do you know what? So was I! [''The Doctor regenerates.'']

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--> '''Rose:''' -->'''Rose:''' Can't you do something?
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something?\\
'''The Doctor:''' Yeah. I'm doing it now! Time Lords have this little trick. It's sort of a way of cheating death. Except... it means I'm going to change. And I'm not going to see you again. Not like this. Not with this daft old face. And before I go--
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go--\\
'''Rose:''' Don't say that!
-->
that!\\
'''The Doctor:''' Rose, before I go, I just want to tell you you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And do you know what? So was I! [''The Doctor regenerates.'']


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** The Twelfth Doctor gets one before he regenerates at last, addressed to his next self. Given that this Doctor was particularly good at speeches, this is fitting.
-->''"Oh, there it is. Silly old universe. The more I save it the more it needs saving. Itís a treadmill. Yes, yes I know theyíll get it all wrong without me. Well, I suppose... one more lifetime wonít kill anyone. Well, except me. You wait a moment, Doctor. Letís get it right. Iíve got a few things to say to you. Basic stuff first. Never be cruel, never be cowardly. And never ever eat pears! Remember, hate is always foolish... and love, is always wise. Always try, to be nice and never fail to be kind. Oh, and... and you mustnít tell anyone your name. No-one would understand it anyway. Except... except... children. Children can hear it. Sometimes, if their hearts are in the right place, and the stars are too. Children can hear your name. But nobody else. Nobody else. Ever. Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind. [[FamousLastWords Doctor... I let you go.]]"''
27th Aug '17 9:23:20 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/MenInBlack''. After his MobileSuitHuman is "killed", the Arquillian prince manages to live long enough to pass on vital (though somewhat misleading) information to J before dying.
29th Jun '17 2:57:04 PM CaliburnAbsoluteEX
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* "Hey, we did good, didn't we. [[ItHasBeenAnHonor Nice knowing you, pal]]." (See FamousLastWords)

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* "Hey, we did good, didn't we. we? [[ItHasBeenAnHonor Nice knowing you, pal]]." (See FamousLastWords)



* Seemingly random non-sequitur [[DyingClue that the heroes need to decode]]. Classic examples are ''Film/CitizenKane'''s "[[ItWasHisSled Rosebud]]" and [[StarWars Star War's "There is another sky... walk... er..."]]

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* Seemingly random non-sequitur [[DyingClue that the heroes need to decode]]. Classic examples are ''Film/CitizenKane'''s "[[ItWasHisSled Rosebud]]" and [[StarWars Star War's "There is another sky...Sky... walk... er..."]]



* In ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'',[[spoiler: Chikane's death speach makes up all of the last episode. AFTER having been run through by a katana.]] Really.

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* In ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'',[[spoiler: Chikane's death speach speech makes up all of the last episode. AFTER having been run through by a katana.]] Really.



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler:Madoka managed this everytime she made a HeroicSacrifice, also double as TearJerker.]]

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler:Madoka managed this everytime every time she made a HeroicSacrifice, also double as TearJerker.]]



** The film in general contains a handful of final speeches of otherwise unimportant soldiers of the American Civil War. [[note]]The films plot of buried treasure runs parralel to the civil war, and the meaningless deaths of young soldiers, imprisonment in a POW camp, showdown in a militairy cemetary and other plot points symbolise death in all its forms[[/note]] Being a Western, the speeches are often very short and contain more body language than words.

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** The film in general contains a handful of final speeches of otherwise unimportant soldiers of the American Civil War. [[note]]The films plot of buried treasure runs parralel parallel to the civil war, and the meaningless deaths of young soldiers, imprisonment in a POW camp, showdown in a militairy cemetary military cemetery and other plot points symbolise death in all its forms[[/note]] Being a Western, the speeches are often very short and contain more body language than words.



** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' does away with these. While the screen still falls away to the Animus background after a kill, the scenes within said background are ''much'' shorter, usually only enough time for Ezio to deliver final rites, a PostMortemOneLiner, or for the assassinated to say one or two sentences, and make for much more believable death scenes. One early target even lampshades the speeches in the first game; when Ezio asks him what he's up to and what his group is doing, the guy wimply says "What were you expecting, a confession?" and promptly dies. The in-universe reason for the differences is that Rebecca Crane's Animus (A.K.A. "Baby") is better than Abstergo's.

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** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' does away with these. While the screen still falls away to the Animus background after a kill, the scenes within said background are ''much'' shorter, usually only enough time for Ezio to deliver final rites, a PostMortemOneLiner, or for the assassinated to say one or two sentences, and make for much more believable death scenes. One early target even lampshades the speeches in the first game; when Ezio asks him what he's up to and what his group is doing, the guy wimply wimpily says "What were you expecting, a confession?" and promptly dies. The in-universe reason for the differences is that Rebecca Crane's Animus (A.K.A. "Baby") is better than Abstergo's.



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' does this with the ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' DLC. Apparently, rogue Spectre Tela Vasir's own self-righteousnss is enough to keep her alive long enough to chastise Commander Shepard for working with Cerberus, a terrorist organisation, before telling Shepard not to judge her. This is after a high-speed car crash and being shot several hundred times.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' does this with the ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' DLC. Apparently, rogue Spectre Tela Vasir's own self-righteousnss self-righteousness is enough to keep her alive long enough to chastise Commander Shepard for working with Cerberus, a terrorist organisation, before telling Shepard not to judge her. This is after a high-speed car crash and being shot several hundred times.



** As far back as ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' for the NES, a dying prince manages a straighforward "Tell her I love her" to the party -- then recants and orders them to not say anything. She's still young, tying her to a dead man would be no kindness.

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** As far back as ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' for the NES, a dying prince manages a straighforward straightforward "Tell her I love her" to the party -- then recants and orders them to not say anything. She's still young, tying her to a dead man would be no kindness.



'''Max:''' [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar For cowards die a thousand deaths, while heroes die but once]]... [[MediumAwareness Unless they're playing videogames, in which case heroes die a lot, too.]] [[{{Hamlet}} So goodnight]] [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Fresh Prince!]] [[{{Hamlet}} And may]] Series/CharliesAngels [[{{Hamlet}} sing thee to thy rest.]] *collapses*\\

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'''Max:''' [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar For cowards die a thousand deaths, while heroes die but once]]... [[MediumAwareness Unless they're playing videogames, video games, in which case heroes die a lot, too.]] [[{{Hamlet}} So goodnight]] [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Fresh Prince!]] [[{{Hamlet}} And may]] Series/CharliesAngels [[{{Hamlet}} sing thee to thy rest.]] *collapses*\\



* Professor Gerald Robotnik gives one to Gun (Which is later shown on the airwaves to all of humanity in a cutscene in the "Last Story") prior to being execuition in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' which Outlines the ColonyDrop and pointing out his DisproportionateRetribution (If Maria's death has any indication).

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* Professor Gerald Robotnik gives one to Gun (Which is later shown on the airwaves to all of humanity in a cutscene in the "Last Story") prior to being execuition execution in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' which Outlines outlines the ColonyDrop and pointing out his DisproportionateRetribution (If Maria's death has any indication).



** Parodied. Haley is about to declare her love for Elan as she dies, only for a cleric to show up and cast Cure Serious Wounds. She's incredibly embarassed.

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** Parodied. Haley is about to declare her love for Elan as she dies, only for a cleric to show up and cast Cure Serious Wounds. She's incredibly embarassed.embarrassed.
13th Jun '17 12:28:11 PM mouschilight
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>[[spoiler:'''Lelouch''': "Don't die, Shirley! Don't die! Don't die!"]]\\

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>[[spoiler:'''Lelouch''': [[spoiler:'''Lelouch''': "Don't die, Shirley! Don't die! Don't die!"]]\\
13th Jun '17 12:22:26 PM mouschilight
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[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood:''' ''lighting a cigarette, inhaling once. '' "That tastes good".]]
[[spoiler:'''Millie:''' ''In a flashback. '' "You know cigarettes are bad for the baby, darling."]]
[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': "I'm sorry, honey." ''the cigarette falls from his mouth'']]
[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': "If I'm reincarnated, I'd like to live somewhere where life is easier. Somewhere with nothing but peaceful days...somewhere with no stealing. And no killing. Eden. In Eden, I could live happily with him and the girls...I'm not ready yet! There's still so much left to be done! I want to stay with them! I don't want to die!"]]
[[spoiler: "I'm a man. Was everything I did in my life a mistake? Would I be wrong now, to ask for your forgiveness?"]]

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[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood:''' ''lighting a cigarette, inhaling once. '' "That tastes good".]]
]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Millie:''' ''In a flashback. '' "You know cigarettes are bad for the baby, darling."]]
"]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': "I'm sorry, honey." ''the cigarette falls from his mouth'']]
mouth'']]\\
[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': "If I'm reincarnated, I'd like to live somewhere where life is easier. Somewhere with nothing but peaceful days...somewhere with no stealing. And no killing. Eden. In Eden, I could live happily with him and the girls...I'm not ready yet! There's still so much left to be done! I want to stay with them! I don't want to die!"]]
die!"]]\\
[[spoiler: "I'm a man. Was everything I did in my life a mistake? Would I be wrong now, to ask for your forgiveness?"]]forgiveness?"]]\\



--->[[spoiler:'''Shirley''': "You know... When my memories came back, I was so scared... a fake teacher... friends with no memories... Everyone was... lying to me. It was if... the whole world was watching me. Lulu, you've been fighting all by yourself... against this world. So that's why... I wanted... to become the one thing truthful to you."]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Lelouch''': "...Shirley."]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Shirley''': "I love you, Lulu. Even when I knew you killed my father... I couldn't... bring myself to hate you. Even when you tried to make me forget everything... I still fell... in love with you again. Even my memories were altered... I still fell in love again."]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Lelouch''': ''activates his geass'' "No! Don't die Shirley!"]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Shirley''': "No matter how many times I'm reborn... I'm sure... I'll fall in love with you again, Lulu. This is... fate, right?"]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Lelouch''': "Don't die, Shirley! Don't die! Don't die!"]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Shirley''': "So it's okay, right, Lulu? That I fall in love with you again when I'm reborn? No matter... how many times... I'll... fall in love... with you."]]

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--->[[spoiler:'''Shirley''': -->[[spoiler:'''Shirley''': "You know... When my memories came back, I was so scared... a fake teacher... friends with no memories... Everyone was... lying to me. It was if... the whole world was watching me. Lulu, you've been fighting all by yourself... against this world. So that's why... I wanted... to become the one thing truthful to you."]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Lelouch''':
"]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Lelouch''':
"...Shirley."]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Shirley''':
"]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Shirley''':
"I love you, Lulu. Even when I knew you killed my father... I couldn't... bring myself to hate you. Even when you tried to make me forget everything... I still fell... in love with you again. Even my memories were altered... I still fell in love again."]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Lelouch''':
"]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Lelouch''':
''activates his geass'' "No! Don't die Shirley!"]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Shirley''':
Shirley!"]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Shirley''':
"No matter how many times I'm reborn... I'm sure... I'll fall in love with you again, Lulu. This is... fate, right?"]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Lelouch''':
right?"]]\\
>[[spoiler:'''Lelouch''':
"Don't die, Shirley! Don't die! Don't die!"]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Shirley''':
die!"]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Shirley''':
"So it's okay, right, Lulu? That I fall in love with you again when I'm reborn? No matter... how many times... I'll... fall in love... with you."]]
13th Jun '17 12:20:14 PM mouschilight
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--->[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': "I hope you don't mind me barging in like this. In spite of the profession I've chosen, I've never actually made a confession before. "It's these times we live in. I did what it took to protect the children at any cost." That's how I always justified my actions. I took many people's lives. All that time believing there was no other way. My sins are so heavy. Too heavy. Too heavy to ever atone for. And yet, somehow I feel happy. At peace with myself today. It really can be done! Once you stop to think about it, there are plenty of ways to save everyone! Why didn't I ever listen to him? Why didn't I see that before it was too late ...]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood:''' ''lighting a cigarette, inhaling once. '' "That tastes good".]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Millie:''' ''In a flashback. '' "You know cigarettes are bad for the baby, darling."]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': "I'm sorry, honey." ''the cigarette falls from his mouth'']]
--->[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': "If I'm reincarnated, I'd like to live somewhere where life is easier. Somewhere with nothing but peaceful days...somewhere with no stealing. And no killing. Eden. In Eden, I could live happily with him and the girls...I'm not ready yet! There's still so much left to be done! I want to stay with them! I don't want to die!"]]
--->[[spoiler: "I'm a man. Was everything I did in my life a mistake? Would I be wrong now, to ask for your forgiveness?"]]
--->[[spoiler:"...I did not want to die this way!"]]

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--->[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': -->[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': "I hope you don't mind me barging in like this. In spite of the profession I've chosen, I've never actually made a confession before. "It's these times we live in. I did what it took to protect the children at any cost." That's how I always justified my actions. I took many people's lives. All that time believing there was no other way. My sins are so heavy. Too heavy. Too heavy to ever atone for. And yet, somehow I feel happy. At peace with myself today. It really can be done! Once you stop to think about it, there are plenty of ways to save everyone! Why didn't I ever listen to him? Why didn't I see that before it was too late ...]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood:'''
]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood:'''
''lighting a cigarette, inhaling once. '' "That tastes good".]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Millie:''' [[spoiler:'''Millie:''' ''In a flashback. '' "You know cigarettes are bad for the baby, darling."]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': [[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': "I'm sorry, honey." ''the cigarette falls from his mouth'']]
--->[[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': [[spoiler:'''Wolfwood''': "If I'm reincarnated, I'd like to live somewhere where life is easier. Somewhere with nothing but peaceful days...somewhere with no stealing. And no killing. Eden. In Eden, I could live happily with him and the girls...I'm not ready yet! There's still so much left to be done! I want to stay with them! I don't want to die!"]]
--->[[spoiler: [[spoiler: "I'm a man. Was everything I did in my life a mistake? Would I be wrong now, to ask for your forgiveness?"]]
--->[[spoiler:"...[[spoiler:"...I did not want to die this way!"]]
3rd Jun '17 1:02:00 PM nombretomado
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* In the original ''[[TheWickerMan Wicker Man]]'', [[spoiler: Sgt. Howie gives an absolutely badass one, predicting divine punishment for the villagers, singing a bit of the 23rd Psalm, and finally reciting the last words of Walter Raleigh.]] Oddly enough, it's justified - [[spoiler:he's being burned alive in the Wicker Man, so until the fire gets to him he has ''plenty'' of time to talk.]]

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* In the original ''[[TheWickerMan ''[[Film/TheWickerMan1973 Wicker Man]]'', [[spoiler: Sgt. Howie gives an absolutely badass one, predicting divine punishment for the villagers, singing a bit of the 23rd Psalm, and finally reciting the last words of Walter Raleigh.]] Oddly enough, it's justified - [[spoiler:he's being burned alive in the Wicker Man, so until the fire gets to him he has ''plenty'' of time to talk.]]
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