Created By: somerandomdude on January 27, 2012 Last Edited By: somerandomdude on August 5, 2012

Going to Hell Gloat

A character, usually villainous, gloats about going to hell.

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"And when we're rich as Croesus, Jesus, won't we see you all in hell!"
-- M. and Mme. Thenardier, "Beggars at the Feast," Les MisÚrables

Ah, Hell. Place of eternal torture and fire and brimstone. Or maybe it's a giant combat arena, an organic monstrosity, or loaded with irony and Cool and Unusual Punishment. Or hell, maybe it ain't all that bad. Regardless of how it's depicted, it's where the bad guys end up. This bad guy knows it, and in true Card-Carrying Villain fashion, is 100% proud of where his soul will spend eternity. Whether it's their defiant last words or just part of their standard Evil Gloating, they downright braggarts about it.

See also See You in Hell.

Examples

  • The Thenardiers from Les MisÚrables have a good gloat about going to hell after dying rich as kings.
  • One Wild West criminal's last words were, "Can we move it along, I'm late in hell for dinner!"
  • Greed does it in Fullmetal Alchemist, when he is eliminated by Father by being plunged into an acid bath.
    Greed: Hellfire will probably be a lot hotter than that! I'm going ahead, to see what it looks like! HAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
  • The stage version of Oilver! has Sykes' Villain Song combine this with a kind of Macbeth-style sentiment that it's not like he'll ever be sufficiently redeemed anyway. Clearly, he is well past caring.
  • The immortal line from 300:
    Leonidas: Tonight, we dine in HELL!
  • Eminem's track "My Dad's Gone Crazy" includes the line:
    I'm goin' to hell! Who's comin' with me?
  • Oswald Danes in Torchwood: Miracle Day. He does this as a Dying Speech, excited to be heading to hell as he'll get to chase all the naughty little girls he killed in life.
  • Voltaire has a few:
    • "When You're Evil" mentions: "I promise on my damned soul.."
    • "Going to Hell in a Handbasket", and possibly "Death Death etc.".
Community Feedback Replies: 24
  • January 27, 2012
    TwinBird
    In The Empire Strikes Back:

    Han: Are the speeders ready?
    Officer: Not yet - we're having some trouble adapting them for the cold.
    Han: Then let's go out on tauntauns.
    Officer: Sir, the temperatures dropping too rapidly.
    Han: That's right, and my friend's out in it.
    Officer: Your tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker.
    Han: Then I'll see you in Hell!
  • January 27, 2012
    Lyendith
    Greed does it in Fullmetal Alchemist, when he is eliminated by Father by being plunged into an acid bath.
    Greed: Hellfire will probably be a lot hotter than that! I'm going ahead, to see what it looks like! HAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
  • January 28, 2012
    somerandomdude
    @Twin Bird, that's See You In Hell.

    Lyendith has an actual example.
  • January 30, 2012
    somerandomdude
    Aaaaaaand bump
  • January 30, 2012
    KingZeal
    AC:Film

    • The immortal line from Three Hundred:
      Leonidas: SPARTANS! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty! For tonight we dine...IN HELL!!!
  • January 30, 2012
    DomaDoma
    The stage version of Oilver! has Sykes' Villain Song combine this with a kind of Macbeth-style sentiment that it's not like he'll ever be sufficiently redeemed anyway. Clearly, he is well past caring.
  • January 30, 2012
    Cider
    So this is not a Stock Phrase? There are some people who will be against it if it is.
  • January 30, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ It's dialog.
  • January 31, 2012
    PacificMackerel
    Eminem has him saying "I'M GOING TO HELL - who's coming with me?" on the track "My Dad's Gone Crazy".
  • February 2, 2012
    somerandomdude
    Moar bump
  • February 2, 2012
    Rognik
    Oswald Danes in Torchwood Miracle Day. He does this as a Dying Speech, excited to be heading to hell as he'll get to chase all the naughty little girls he killed in life.
  • February 3, 2012
    Medinoc
    Is it related to Im Going To Hell For This?
  • February 3, 2012
    somerandomdude
    Will someone please tell me how to block the super-annoying slashes that keep popping up in the laconic?
  • February 3, 2012
    Mith4
    Music:
    • Voltaire's "When you're evil" mentions: "I promise on my damned soul.."
  • February 4, 2012
    Telcontar
    Music:
    • Voltair's "Going to Hell in a Handbasket", and possibly "Death Death etc.".
  • February 4, 2012
    Lyendith
    @somerandomdude

    Remove the apostrophe. I don't know why, but laconics don't like apostrophes.
  • February 11, 2012
    feotakahari
    Compare Hell Seeker.
  • February 11, 2012
    chicagomel
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer Once More With Feeling
    Sweets: (singing) I'll see you all...in helllllll......
  • February 11, 2012
    pawsplay
    The opening bit of Hellboy has this with Rasputin and his lovely assistant.
  • February 11, 2012
    nman
    • Various characters in Dota 2.
      • Lion, who actually has been to hell and back, makes a lot of comments about hell in general. When he dies, some of his lines involve him talking about going to hell. Some choice quotes include:
        • "To hell with me".
        • "Hell's gates swing wide."
        • "Betray me, and I'll chase you into hell."
        • "I've been to hell and back, and back to hell, and back."
        • "I don't fear hell, hell fears me."
        • "Hell cannot hold me."
      • Clinkz is another hero who has been to hell; upon death, he claims "I... do not fear the flames."

    I can't remember any others right now, but I am sure that at least Skeleton King says something along these lines.
  • February 12, 2012
    shimaspawn
    Duplicate
  • August 5, 2012
    Lyendith
    Bump...?
  • August 5, 2012
    OmarKarindu
    • In The Seven Samurai, the gun-wielding villain dies telling Sanjuro that he'll wait for him at the gates of hell.
  • August 5, 2012
    69BookWorM69
    @ pawsplay At the end of the movie, when she kisses Rasputin right before they get killed, doesn't she say something like "Hell holds no surprises for us."?
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