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11th Jan '17 11:19:48 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon''. When Klytus visits Flash in his cell before his execution he asks him if he has "any final requests". Flash asks to see Dale Arden.

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* ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. When Klytus visits Flash in his cell before his execution he asks him if he has "any final requests". Flash asks to see Dale Arden.
7th Jan '17 10:26:36 PM Pilomotor
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/allfur-01/#.T2-1_dm6SuJ the dying queen asks for a promise not to marry anyone less beautiful than she is, and gets it.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/allfur-01/#.T2-1_dm6SuJ the dying queen asks for a promise not to marry anyone less beautiful than she is, and gets it.]]]] Unfortunately, the king can't find anyone who rivals the late queen in beauty, except their own daughter...



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' used this in "Cape Feare": [[ScheherezadeGambit to stall for time]], Bart's last request to Sideshow Bob (Bob actually ''asked'' if he had any) is to perform the entire score of ''Theatre/HMSPinafore''. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He does]], and it works.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' used this in "Cape Feare": [[ScheherezadeGambit to stall for time]], Bart's last request to Sideshow Bob (Bob is the sort of smug, overly dramatic villain who would actually ''asked'' ''ask'' if he had any) is to perform the entire score of ''Theatre/HMSPinafore''. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He does]], and it works.
7th Jan '17 10:01:06 PM Pilomotor
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** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', [[spoiler:Cedric Diggory]] asks Harry to bring his body back to his parents. [[spoiler:An unusual variant, in that the last request comes after the requester has already died.]]

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** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', [[spoiler:Cedric Diggory]] asks Harry to bring his body back to his parents. [[spoiler:An unusual variant, in that the last request actually comes after the requester has already died.posthumously from Cedric's ghost.]]



** Well, he did try, but telling her parents that Fred died bravely involved telling them that Fred, you know, died. It seems like he was just at the point in their conversation where he was summoning up the nerve to tell them that (since, presumably, he wanted to do it face to face) when Illyria walked in pretending to be Fred, which gave Wesley just enough of a reason to chicken out.

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** Well, he did try, but telling her parents that Fred [[spoiler:Fred died bravely bravely]] involved telling them that [[spoiler:that Fred, you know, died. died]]. It seems like he was just at the point in their conversation where he was summoning up the nerve to tell them that (since, presumably, he wanted to do it face to face) when Illyria [[spoiler:Illyria walked in pretending to be Fred, Fred]], which gave Wesley just enough of a reason to chicken out.
7th Jan '17 9:53:37 PM Pilomotor
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* In the FramingDevice for ''Literature/ArabianNights'', the Last Request that Scheherezade makes to Shahryar (which he grants) is an important factor in [[ScheherezadeGambit the gambit named after her]]; she asks to see her sister one last time, and while visiting the sister asks her to tell a story. Being both a gifted storyteller and rather clever, Scheherezade leaves the story unfinished and promises to relate the ending the following night. The sultan delays the execution so his wife can finish the story, but that night and every night thereafter, Scheherezade finishes the previous story, begins a new one, but ends the evening on a cliffhanger so the sultan will spare her life another day. By the time she runs out of stories, he's fallen deeply in love with her (and she's borne him three children) so he pardons her completely.

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* In the FramingDevice for ''Literature/ArabianNights'', the Last Request that Scheherezade makes to her husband and sultan Shahryar (which he grants) is an important factor in [[ScheherezadeGambit the gambit named after her]]; she asks to see her little sister one last time, and while visiting the little sister is visiting, she asks her Scheherezade to tell her a story. Being both a gifted storyteller and rather clever, Scheherezade tells a captivating story but leaves the story unfinished and promises it unfinished, promising to relate the ending the following night. The sultan delays the execution so his wife can finish the story, but that night and every night thereafter, Scheherezade finishes the previous story, begins a new one, but ends the evening on a cliffhanger so the sultan will spare her life another day. This goes on for years, but the sultan is enjoying the stories, so he doesn't really mind. By the time she runs out of stories, he's fallen deeply in love with her (and she's borne him three children) sons) so he pardons decides to let her completely.live.
7th Jan '17 7:55:45 PM Ymirsdaughter
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* In Comicbook/DeathOfX [[spoiler:Cyclops]]'s last words are this.
8th Dec '16 8:22:36 AM Doug86
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* In ''The Little World of Film/DonCamillo'', the town's schoolmarm asks that the Italian monarchist flag is put on the casket at her funeral. Given [[FascistItaly the circumstances of Italy becoming a republic]] and that it was not long after WorldWarII, this is a big request and many of the town council try to veto it... Then the mayor Peppone (a communist, who voted to depose the king in the referendum) [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome reminds everyone that in town it's the communists who are in charge and he, as their leader, will grant her dying wish and personally throw out of the window anyone who tries to stop him]], and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming is among the pall bearers]] (wearing a red scarf, of course).

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* In ''The Little World of Film/DonCamillo'', the town's schoolmarm asks that the Italian monarchist flag is put on the casket at her funeral. Given [[FascistItaly the circumstances of Italy becoming a republic]] and that it was not long after WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, this is a big request and many of the town council try to veto it... Then the mayor Peppone (a communist, who voted to depose the king in the referendum) [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome reminds everyone that in town it's the communists who are in charge and he, as their leader, will grant her dying wish and personally throw out of the window anyone who tries to stop him]], and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming is among the pall bearers]] (wearing a red scarf, of course).
20th Nov '16 9:43:36 AM mimitchi33
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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', Bing Bong does a HeroicSacrifice so that Joy can stop Riley from running away back to her old home after a traumatic move to San Fransisco. His last request is for Joy to take Riley to the moon.
15th Nov '16 12:28:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'' ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' Qui-Gon asked Obi-Wan to train Anakin into a Jedi Knight.

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''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' Qui-Gon asked Obi-Wan to train Anakin into a Jedi Knight.
15th Nov '16 12:27:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' episode "For Him The Bell Tolls", Aphrodite puts a spell on Joxer that turns him into a {{Badass}} fighter whenever he hears a bell and revert when he hears it again. When he gets arrested and sentenced to death, he says as his last request to ring a bell. His captors, who were unaware of his secret, decide to be dicks and deny his request. Xena and Gabrielle save him.

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* In the ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' episode "For Him The Bell Tolls", Aphrodite puts a spell on Joxer that turns him into a {{Badass}} badass fighter whenever he hears a bell and revert when he hears it again. When he gets arrested and sentenced to death, he says as his last request to ring a bell. His captors, who were unaware of his secret, decide to be dicks and deny his request. Xena and Gabrielle save him.
9th Nov '16 5:30:00 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', it turns out that Phaethon is suing to have his father declared dead after his father had died to save him and been revived from a noumenal recording, not becuase he is an UngratefulBastard but to carry out his father's Last Request.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', it turns out that Phaethon is suing to have his father declared dead after his father had died to save him and been revived from a noumenal recording, not becuase because he is an UngratefulBastard but to carry out his father's Last Request.
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