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12th Jun '17 11:55:41 AM JackG
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* ''[[Literature/JohnRain Requiem for an Assassin]]'' by Barry Eisler. After being wounded by [[HitmanWithAHeart John Rain]], [[RogueAgent Hilger]] asks for a chance to call his sister before Rain finishes him (we know from Hilger's thoughts earlier in the novel that he'd been thinking along these lines). Because he's [[OneLastJob thinking of reforming]] Rain allows the call, but [[OhCrap suddenly suspects that Hilger is activating a bomb]] and shoots him. Turns out he really was calling his sister, and Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just [[IDidWhatIHadToDo so he'd have an excuse]] to kill him.

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* ''[[Literature/JohnRain Requiem for an Assassin]]'' by Barry Eisler. After being wounded by [[HitmanWithAHeart John Rain]], [[RogueAgent Jim Hilger]] asks for a chance to call his sister before Rain finishes him (we know from Hilger's thoughts earlier in the novel that he'd been thinking along these lines). Because he's [[OneLastJob thinking of reforming]] Rain allows the call, but [[OhCrap suddenly suspects that Hilger is activating a bomb]] and shoots him. Turns out he really was calling his sister, and Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just [[IDidWhatIHadToDo so he'd have an excuse]] to kill him.
12th Jun '17 2:47:34 AM JackG
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* ''[[Literature/JohnRain Requiem for an Assassin]]'' by Barry Eisler. After being wounded by [[HitmanWithAHeart John Rain]], [[RogueAgent Hilger]] asks for a chance to call his sister before Rain finishes him (we know from Hilger's thoughts earlier in the novel that he'd been thinking along these lines). Because he's [[OneLastJob thinking of reforming]] Rain allows the call, but [[OhCrap suddenly suspects that Hilger is activating a bomb]] and shoots him. Turns out he really was calling his sister, and Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just [[IDidWhatIHadToDo so he'd have an excuse to shoot him]].

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* ''[[Literature/JohnRain Requiem for an Assassin]]'' by Barry Eisler. After being wounded by [[HitmanWithAHeart John Rain]], [[RogueAgent Hilger]] asks for a chance to call his sister before Rain finishes him (we know from Hilger's thoughts earlier in the novel that he'd been thinking along these lines). Because he's [[OneLastJob thinking of reforming]] Rain allows the call, but [[OhCrap suddenly suspects that Hilger is activating a bomb]] and shoots him. Turns out he really was calling his sister, and Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just [[IDidWhatIHadToDo so he'd have an excuse excuse]] to shoot him]].kill him.
12th Jun '17 2:46:07 AM JackG
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* ''[[Literature/JohnRain Requiem for an Assassin]]'' by Barry Eisler. After [[HitmanWithAHeart John Rain]] wounds him, [[RogueAgent Hilger]] asks for a chance to call his sister before Rain finishes him (we know from Hilger's thoughts earlier in the novel that he'd been thinking along these lines). Because he's [[OneLastJob thinking of reforming]] Rain allows the call, but [[OhCrap suddenly suspects that Hilger is activating a bomb]] and shoots him. Turns out he really was calling his sister, and Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just [[IDidWhatIHadToDo so he'd have an excuse to shoot him]].

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* ''[[Literature/JohnRain Requiem for an Assassin]]'' by Barry Eisler. After being wounded by [[HitmanWithAHeart John Rain]] wounds him, Rain]], [[RogueAgent Hilger]] asks for a chance to call his sister before Rain finishes him (we know from Hilger's thoughts earlier in the novel that he'd been thinking along these lines). Because he's [[OneLastJob thinking of reforming]] Rain allows the call, but [[OhCrap suddenly suspects that Hilger is activating a bomb]] and shoots him. Turns out he really was calling his sister, and Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just [[IDidWhatIHadToDo so he'd have an excuse to shoot him]].
12th Jun '17 2:45:22 AM JackG
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* ''[[Literature/JohnRain Requiem for an Assassin]]'' by Barry Eisler. After [[HitmanWithAHeart John Rain]] wounds him, [[RogueAgent Hilger]] asks for a chance to call his sister before Rain finishes him (we know from Hilger's thoughts earlier in the novel that he'd been thinking along these lines). Because he's [[OneLastJob thinking of reforming]] Rain allows the call, but [[OhCrap suddenly suspects that Hilger is activating a bomb]] and shoots him. Turns out he really was calling his sister, and Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just [[IDidWhatIHadToDo so he'd have an excuse to shoot him]].

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* ''[[Literature/JohnRain Requiem for an Assassin]]'' by Barry Eisler. After [[HitmanWithAHeart John Rain]] wounds him, [[RogueAgent Hilger]] asks for a chance to call his sister before Rain finishes him (we know from Hilger's thoughts earlier in the novel that he'd been thinking along these lines). Because he's [[OneLastJob thinking of reforming]] Rain allows the call, but [[OhCrap suddenly suspects that Hilger is activating a bomb]] and shoots him. Turns out he really was calling his sister, and Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just [[IDidWhatIHadToDo so he'd have an excuse to shoot him]].


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* ''[[Literature/JohnRain Requiem for an Assassin]]'' by Barry Eisler. After [[HitmanWithAHeart John Rain]] wounds him, [[RogueAgent Hilger]] asks for a chance to call his sister before Rain finishes him (we know from Hilger's thoughts earlier in the novel that he'd been thinking along these lines). Because he's [[OneLastJob thinking of reforming]] Rain allows the call, but [[OhCrap suddenly suspects that Hilger is activating a bomb]] and shoots him. Turns out he really was calling his sister, and Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just [[IDidWhatIHadToDo so he'd have an excuse to shoot him]].
12th Jun '17 2:44:29 AM JackG
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* ''[[Literature/JohnRain Requiem for an Assassin]]'' by Barry Eisler. After [[HitmanWithAHeart John Rain]] wounds him, [[RogueAgent Hilger]] asks for a chance to call his sister before Rain finishes him (we know from Hilger's thoughts earlier in the novel that he'd been thinking along these lines). Because he's [[OneLastJob thinking of reforming]] Rain allows the call, but [[OhCrap suddenly suspects that Hilger is activating a bomb]] and shoots him. Turns out he really was calling his sister, and Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just [[IDidWhatIHadToDo so he'd have an excuse to shoot him]].
20th May '17 4:29:18 PM nombretomado
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* On ''TheVicarOfDibley'', Letitia requests that Geraldine take over her role as the easter bunny, secretly delivering chocolate eggs to people on the night before Easter, dressed in a rabbit suit. On her way around the village, Geraldine [[spoiler: is surprised to run into another easter bunny, quickly converses with him and arranges to do different parts of the village, before running into a veritable throng of people in rabbit suits whom Letitia has pulled one final prank upon.]]

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* On ''TheVicarOfDibley'', ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'', Letitia requests that Geraldine take over her role as the easter bunny, secretly delivering chocolate eggs to people on the night before Easter, dressed in a rabbit suit. On her way around the village, Geraldine [[spoiler: is surprised to run into another easter bunny, quickly converses with him and arranges to do different parts of the village, before running into a veritable throng of people in rabbit suits whom Letitia has pulled one final prank upon.]]
4th May '17 3:22:42 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', the last wish of [[spoiler: Odette Bouquet]] was [[spoiler: for her killer, a ''very'' young Kirika Yuumura, to take care of her daughter Mireille.]] [[spoiler: Around ten years later, Kirika becomes Mireille's partner and ultimately honors it.]]
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.
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