Created By: Ryuuma on December 19, 2011 Last Edited By: DAN004 on February 8, 2016
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Profane Last Words

A character\'s last words are a profanity/insult/curse.

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There are many ways of reacting to your imminent death. Some people whine, others smile, some others scream, others face it with grace and courage.

Then there's always the chance for one last profanity.

It can be a curse to your killer (which, depending on the work, will eventually strike him/her), or simply a dear old last F bomb before you go, caused by despair, rage, fear or whatever else. If the dying character is prone to Cluster F-Bomb then this is a must, but it doesn't stop well-mannered gentlemen from having one last Precision F-Strike before they go. Frequently used in showcase of Defiant to the End, but not always; this can also happen after a Villainous Breakdown or any other kind of breakdown.

Related to See You in Hell; the trope can be used as this when used by a dying person. May involve Curse Cut Short due to being Killed Mid-Sentence. Being a Death Trope, there could be some unmarked spoilers ahead, so be careful. Compare Dying Curse when the curse words are actually a Curse rather than profanity. Compare also Dying Declaration of Hate.


Examples

Anime and Manga
  • The quite vulgar Hidan from Naruto. After being blown to pieces by Shikamaru, his still-insulting head is Buried Alive while throwing a flow of insults at his opponent.
  • In Genzo, Kurojishi use his last words before exploding to smithereens to curse Genzo. Loudly.
  • Cirucci Sanderwicci from Bleach, when the Exequias come to take her away after losing to Ishida. In the fourth movie, Kokuto screams a loud "Kusooo" (Shit) as he's being dragged deeper into the pits of hell.

Comic Books
  • Preacher. Herr Starr's last words, on having most of his head blown off: "Shit."

Fan Fic
  • As Cure Hendrix in Pretty Cure Heavy Metal dies after being shot in the chest by one of Lady Marilyn's Mooks, she gives these parting words to Cure Nirvana (while also referencing The End Of Evangelion in her parting words):
    Cure Hendrix: So fucking what if I'm not you!? That doesn't give you the right to moan about your situation! Now go, and do me proud!

Film
  • The Big Bad from The Professional. Also count as a Oh Crap! moment.
  • Film Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, The Dragon's car crashes and explodes, the wreckage stirs, The Dragon raises his middle finger.
  • In The Core, when Zimsky is stuck with the nuke, talking into his recorder, he wonders aloud what the fuck he's doing just before his death.
  • Two examples in The Magnificent Seven. After a group of young Mexican villagers say Bernardo's name as he dies from his wounds, he responds by saying, "That's damn right." The first casualty out of the Seven, Harry Luck, has this to say as he himself dies:
    Harry Luck: Well... I'll be damned. [dies]
    Chris Adams: Maybe you won't be.
  • On Dog Soldiers, one of the SAS troopers (which is about to be eaten by the werewolves that are attacking them) only has this to say:
  • John Wick. As Iosef is lying on the ground after being shot by John and is at the latter's mercy, Iosef shouted in Russian "Curse you, you fuck'n-" and immediately got Killed Mid-Sentence.
  • Planet of the Apes (2001). As General Thade's father is dying Thade promises him he'll capture the human rebel. Thade's father's last words: "Damn them...damn them all to hell." Doubles as a Mythology Gag since Thade's father is played by Charlton Heston.
  • The Avengers (1998). Bailey is both The Voiceless and The Dragon. Just before his Disney Villain Death he says "Oh f***", his first (and last) words in the movie.
  • In Strange Days this is lampshaded when the villain points out to Lenny that in fatal air plane crashes the pilot's last words 90% of the time are some variant of "Oh Shit!" just as he's about to shoot Lenny.
  • The Mice in the film adaptation The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, after Arthur gets free of his restraints, manage to utter, "Oh, boll-"
  • Dracula: Dead and Loving It: Dracula has escaped the vampire hunters, and is hiding in the rafters when Renfield throws open a trapdoor in the roof so his Master can escape. Only one problem: it was daylight. And there was nothing to block full sun from hitting Drac, either.
    Dracula: screams in pain Renfield, you asshole!
  • In the TV-movie Ebenezer, a Wild West adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge's Catch Phrase has been changed from "Bah! Humbug" to "Hogwash" in keeping with the setting. In this version of the story, the Spirit of Christmas Yet To Come shows Ebenezer his final moments, a shootout with a youth whose family he had cheated. After being shot, the future Scrooge's last utterance is "Hogwash". The present version, watching, seems more upset by his choice of final words than the nature of his demise.

Literature
  • Moby-Dick. Captain Ahab's last words:
    "from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee."
  • The angel Aziraphile, in Gaiman and Pratchett's novel Good Omens, faces bodily disincoporation with a muttered and furious "Oh Fuck!"
  • In the novel Expendable by James Alan Gardner, members of the Explorer Corp call dying in the line of duty "going oh shit", because the last words of an Explorer who is about to die is almost always some sort of profanity.
  • Lorien Legacies: Number One, being a Lady Swearsalot, promptly yells "FUCK!" when she realizes that aliens are appearing in Mongolia, wielding a glowing space sword and then gets killed.
  • At the end of The Fall Of Hyperion, when the Portal Network is destroyed, one rich woman is stuck on a skyscraper a few kilometers high. When she (misunderstanding the instructions of the people attempting to rescue her) turns off the force field windows, she gets blown out. The fall took four minutes, and the rescuers claimed she followed the trope all the way through.

Live-Action TV

Video Games

Web Comics
  • Homestuck. The Sufferer's last word, uttered during his execution, is known as the Vast Expletive.

Web Original
  • In Community Channel, Natalie muses that despite most characters having dramatic secrets to reveal (e.g. "Agatha's not dead...!), her last words would mostly likely be something like "....fucking....... hurts..."
  • The series of "WTF BOOM!!" videos in YouTube depicts someone screaming "what the fuck" before a big explosion occurs (and the sound of Evil Laugh in the background).

Western Animation
  • The Simpsons: There is a button in the nuclear power plant that can blow up the entire city. Ned Flanders shoots Homer to stop him from pressing the button but Homer ends up dying next to the button...only for his tongue to end up pressing it.
    Ned: Oh, you stupid, son of a-
(city explodes)

Real Life
  • According to the officer that arrived to the scene of Tupac Shakur's drive-by shooting, his last words were "fuck you" (to the cop).
  • Cozy Powell was apparently speaking to his girlfriend on his cellphone when he uttered "Oh shit!" before losing control and crashing his Saab 9000 going 104 MPH without a seat belt.
  • George V of Britain made public last words of "The King's life is moving peacefully towards its close." Instead, his nurse administered a sedative, making his actual last words, "God damn you!"
  • One legend has it that when the last square of Napoleon's Old Guard were surrounded at Waterloo, they were invited to surrender rather than be annihilated, but their commander, the tough career soldier General Count Etienne Cambronne, shouted back, "La Garde meurt, elle ne se rend pas!" - "The Guard dies, it does not surrender!". However, the alternative legend says that he actual shouted "Merde!" - "Shit!", about as vulgar as "Fuck Off!" in modern terms.
A third version says that he was actually captured, more or less accidentally, before the guard were finally crushed. And in any case, the heroism of the story is a bit diminished by the fact that Cambronne certainly survived the battle, albeit wounded. Still, "merde" is sometimes euphemistically known as "the word of Cambronne" in France.
  • Transcripts of airplane black box recordings have plenty of these; here. NOTE: Some people may find these disturbing!
  • Before being executed, John Wayne Gacy nonchalantly told his executioners "Kiss my ass".
Community Feedback Replies: 119
  • December 19, 2011
    ScanVisor
    In the finale of Battlestar Galactica, one of the villains does this and then eats his gun.
  • December 19, 2011
    Duncan
    I've often seen this as a Curse Cut Short as well.
  • December 20, 2011
    Psychobabble6
    There's a section of Curse Cut Short for death, isn't there? Including those would just be a repeat.

    Ooh which reminds me:

  • December 20, 2011
    Chabal2
    Do Captain Ahab's last words wount?

    "from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee."
  • December 20, 2011
    Ryuuma
    ^ Well, if I remember correctly, in both America and England "hell" seems to be a swear word of sort, so yup. Oh, it's also a curse.
  • December 21, 2011
    Irrisia
    Homestuck. The Sufferer's last word, uttered during his execution, is known as the Vast Expletive.
  • December 21, 2011
    ACarlssin
    Real life: I recall reading somewhere that the final word on most black-box recordings of fatal air crashes is "shit".
  • December 21, 2011
    Trotzky
    Film Mad Max beyond Thunderdome, The Dragon's car crashes and explodes, the wreckage stirs, the Dragon raises his middle finger.
  • December 25, 2011
    Stratadrake
  • December 25, 2011
    nman
    • In The Core, when Zimsky is stuck with the nuke, talking into his recorder, he wonders aloud what the fuck he's doing just before his death.
  • December 25, 2011
    surgoshan
    At the time Moby Dick was written, "hell" was most definitely a curse word. Ahab's last words were damn racy.
  • December 26, 2011
    AgProv
    the angel Aziraphile, in Gaiman and Pratchett's novel "Good Omens", faces bodily disincoporation with a muttered and furious "Oh Fuck!" It takes a lot to make an Angel of the Lord swear....
  • December 26, 2011
    moocow1452
    Could've sworn we had something like this floating around the yuktew recently.

    • Dead Like Me: George gets out a last "Oh Shit" before being vaporized from a space toilet that didn't quite get the memo on where and when to re-enter the atmosphere.
  • December 27, 2011
    Chabal2
    Preacher: Herr Starr's last words, on having most of his head blown off: "Shit."
  • January 4, 2012
    Eomega123
    Red Vs Blue has a Running Gag of characters saying 'Son of a bitch' before they die. One of the alternate endings of episode 100 has this happening to every single surviving main character.
  • January 13, 2012
    ScanVisor
    I can't remember the Big Bad's name, (frankly I wasn't watching the show that much), but I do know that in Battlestar Gallactica (the reboot) the Big Bad says "Frak!" and then shoots himself.
  • January 13, 2012
    AP
    • In an episode of Futurama, Prof. Farnsworth believed he was going to die in a whirlpool and shouted, "With my dying breath, I curse Zoidberg!".
  • January 14, 2012
    ryanasaurus0077
    • Two examples in The Magnificent Seven: after a group of young Mexican villagers say Bernardo's name as he dies from his wounds, he responds by saying, "That's damn right." The first casualty out of the Seven, Harry Luck, has this to say as he himself dies:
      Harry Luck: Well... I'll be damned. [dies] Chris Adams: Maybe you won't be.
  • January 14, 2012
    ryanasaurus0077

    Fan Fic

    • As Cure Hendrix in Pretty Cure Heavy Metal dies after being shot in the chest by one of Lady Marilyn's Mooks, she gives these parting words to Cure Nirvana (while also referencing The End Of Evangelion in her parting words):
      Cure Hendrix: So fucking what if I'm not you!? That doesn't give you the right to moan about your situation! Now go, and do me proud!
  • February 10, 2012
    Tiiba
    My grandma fell off of the rooftop Oh, granny, you've got some bad luck But, oh, what she said when she fell on her head She yelled out an ear splitting f-- ollow jesus have faith in the Lord Praise His name and receive your reward

    --Radio in Moral Orel.
  • February 24, 2012
    Ryuuma
    Bump
  • February 26, 2012
    HaggisMcCrablice
    Childs Play. Shot in a standoff with police, Charles Lee Ray uttered the voodoo spell that put his spirit into a doll moments before he died of his wounds.
  • February 26, 2012
    Stratadrake
    ^ Which one? And work names are generally italicized, not bolded.
  • February 26, 2012
    surgoshan
    Film/Comics
    • Sin City: "Is that all you got, you pansy?"
  • May 5, 2012
    Ryuuma
    ^ "Pansy" is that vulgar? I always thought it was a rather tame insult...
  • May 5, 2012
    DracMonster
    Famous Last Four Letter Words? To avoid snowcloning.
  • May 5, 2012
    Generality
    This combined with Curse Cut Short makes Killed Mid Sentence, like so:

  • May 5, 2012
    Vidor
    Theater

    • A mortally wounded Mercutio screeches "A plague on both your houses!" as he is carted away in Romeo And Juliet.
  • May 6, 2012
    Ryuuma
    ^^^ I'm snowcloning something? Famous Last Four Letter Words sounds too long, how about Last Curse? Final F Word?
  • May 7, 2012
    NightNymph
    Since this is a death trope, should there be spoiler warnings? Otherwise lots of examples will need spoiler tags - including mine here (though I'm not sure how to do spoiler warnings... so please add if needed.)

    For an "insult" example...

    • In the episode "Death's Door" of Supernatural, Bobby's last word to Dean and Sam is "idjits" - a playful insult he used on them all the time.
  • May 8, 2012
    Arivne
    I agree that this needs a spoiler warning. E.g. "As a Death Trope, expect unmarked spoilers" or some such.
  • May 8, 2012
    robinjohnson
    A real life example:
    • The last words of King George V of England were reportedly "Bugger Bognor!"
  • May 8, 2012
    DracMonster
    @Ryuuma: Pre Mortem One Liner

    Wait... isn't this Defiant To The End? Or are you going for a Sub Trope about using profanity?
  • May 8, 2012
    NightNymph
    ^ Also here, unlke Defiant To The End, it doesn't appear that an enemy or rival defeating you has to be involved - although some examples here are that, too - as some examples are simply last expletives of suprise and/or resignation. One Final Expletive or One Last Expletive maybe? Final Choice Words?
  • May 8, 2012
    wanderlustwarrior
    It's definitely related to Defiant To The End, but it isn't the same.
  • May 12, 2012
    robinjohnson
  • May 12, 2012
    TompaDompa
    I think that Pre Mortem Profanity is a better title than the other proposed ones, since it makes it clear that it's about a character's death, not the end of a story.

    Dying Expletive? Dying Swear Word? Dying Profanity? Dying Curse? Dying Cuss?

    Edit: On closer inspection, this exists (kind of) as A Plague On Both Your Houses (which runs afoul of Clear, Concise, Witty, and has a Trope Repair Shop Discussion).
  • May 12, 2012
    HATI
    Dresden Universe, a wizard can unleash a death curse, burning up his remaining life force to curse whoever killed them.
  • May 12, 2012
    NightNymph
    ^ That sounds like the literal kind of curse not the profanity variety of curse, which is the one this trope is about.
  • May 27, 2012
    Ryuuma
    Like Dying Profanity. Anything else? And, yes, this can overlap with Defiant To The End which, however, is different. Some examples are of victims cussing at their killer, but there are also other examples much more similar to Oh Crap or Villainous Breakdown: the cusser isn't defying anyone, is simply too "broken" to do anything but that.
  • November 25, 2012
    Prfnoff
  • November 25, 2012
    StarSword
    Video Games:
  • November 25, 2012
    PaulA
  • November 26, 2012
    DracMonster
  • November 26, 2012
    robinjohnson
  • November 26, 2012
    StarSword
  • November 26, 2012
    StarSword
    Video Games:
    • Subverted in StarCraft: Brood War. What Vadm. Alexei Stukov meant as his last words to his killer Samir Duran, "To Hell with you!" ended up not being such: he lingered on for about a minute, long enough to reveal to the UED that Duran had been working with the Zerg the whole time.
  • December 9, 2012
    Onitatsu
    Vote for A Cuss Before Dying. Anything else?
  • December 9, 2012
    TairaMai
    Film:

    • In Strange Days this is lampshaded when the villain points out to Lenny that in fatal air plane crashes the pilot's last words 90% of the time are some variant of "Oh Shit!" just as he's about to shoot Lenny.
  • December 9, 2012
    chihuahua0
    I'm either okay with Pre Mortem Profanity or Dying Profanity.

    However, I think one more look over the description should be taken.
  • December 9, 2012
    StarSword
    Pre Mortem Profanity sounds better when said aloud IMHO.
  • December 10, 2012
    Arivne
    Film
  • December 14, 2012
    Onitatsu
    Ok, any suggestion for a better text?
  • December 14, 2012
    GreatHylianKing
    Subverted in Doctor Who; The 9th Doctor's last words are "You were excellent-- and so was I."

    This is a fun one to play with.
  • December 23, 2012
    Onitatsu
    Bump-
  • December 23, 2012
    Chernoskill
    In The Fifth Element, Zorg might say something profane just before he blows up on the luxury cruiser, but I can't remember what he says.
  • December 23, 2012
    King9999
    For the name: "Cursed Under Their Last Breath" or "Profane Last Words"
  • December 23, 2012
    Onitatsu
    Like the latter.
  • December 23, 2012
    chihuahua0
    The Doctor Who example is an aversion.
  • December 23, 2012
    Jaqen
    TV Buffythevampire Slayer Doppelganger evil Willow twin dies saying "Fuck".
  • December 23, 2012
    Koveras
  • December 24, 2012
    HawkofBattle
    • TV Buffy The Vampire Slayer Doppelganger evil Willow twin dies saying "Fuck".
      • Averted by the Mayor though, who goes with a much more tame, "well gosh."
  • December 24, 2012
    TropeEater
    ^^^^ You're only supposed to list aversions on Omnipresent Tropes.

    Would "A plague a' both your houses!" count?

    Also, this seems uncannily similar to Dying Curse.
  • December 25, 2012
    Onitatsu
    ^ In Dying Curse, you cast a literal curse as you die. Here you swear or drop the F Bomb as you die, usually for different reasons.
  • December 25, 2012
    WeAreAllKosh
    Film

    In Point Break, the last words we hear from the wounded Roach to Johnny Utah, before he jumps out of the airplane with Bodhi and dies, is "see you in hell."

  • December 25, 2012
    BinaryStep
    I think a better name would be "Screw You, Death!". ;P
  • December 25, 2012
    bulmabriefs144
    Truth In Television. George V of Britian made public last words of "The King's life is moving peacefully towards its close." Instead, his nurse administered a sedative, making his actual last words, "God damn you!"

    There's a few others here.
  • December 26, 2012
    Onitatsu
    ^^ The "screw you" is more often directed to the killer, to someone else or just for the sake of swearing one last time.
  • July 24, 2013
    Prfnoff
    Bump. I would prefer Pre Mortem Profanity as a name for this trope.
  • July 24, 2013
    robinjohnson
    ^ Profane Last Words is three syllables shorter, plainer English, and has a bit of wit.
  • July 24, 2013
    DAN004
    Launch plz.
  • July 25, 2013
    Prfnoff
    This can be launched once we agree on a title.
  • July 25, 2013
    DAN004
    ^ Crowner plz.
  • July 25, 2013
    robbulldog
    Perhaps as a page quote, even though the obscenity didn't end up actually being somebody's last words...

    "In two hundred years, we've gone from 'I regret that I have one life to give for my country' to 'Fuck you'" - Speed
  • August 13, 2013
    randomsurfer
    Planet Of The Apes 2001: As General Thade's father is dying Thade promises him he'll capture the human rebel. Thade's father's last words: "Damn them...damn them all to hell." Doubles as a Mythology Gag since Thade's father is played by Charlton Heston.
  • November 2, 2014
    Dalillama
    bump
  • November 2, 2014
    DAN004
    John Wick: As Iosef is lying on the ground after being shot by John and is at the latter's mercy, Iosef shouted in Russian "Curse you, you fuck'n-" and immediately got Killed Mid Sentence.
  • November 3, 2014
    marcoasalazarm
    On Dog Soldiers, one of the SAS troopers (which is about to be eaten by the werewolves that are attacking them) only has this to say:
  • November 3, 2014
    SvartiKotturinn
    • In the season 2 finale, the last word uttered by Doakes is, fittingly, 'Motherf--'

    • Legend has it that (pre-)Israeli hero Joseph Trumpeldor's last words were, Tis good to die for our country,' paraphrasing Horace's Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. Urban'' legend has it that he actually cursed in his native Russian.
  • November 3, 2014
    DAN004
    Plz add examples.

    ...before I do so myself.
  • December 30, 2014
    Alucard
    Does anyone mind Real Life examples?

    • According to the officer that arrived to the scene of Tupac Shakur's drive-by shooting, his last words were "fuck you" (to the cop).
    • Cozy Powell was apparently speaking to his girlfriend on his cellphone when he uttered "Oh shit!" before losing control and crashing his Saab 9000 going 104 MPH without a seat belt.
  • December 31, 2014
    ZuTheSkunk
    • In Styx Master Of Shadows, if you accidentally cause Styx to fall to his death, one of the things he can yell while falling is "FUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUUU!".
  • January 14, 2015
    Arivne

    The The Professional example is a Zero Context Example and needs more specific information about how it's this trope.
  • January 14, 2015
    BKelly95
    Live Action Television
    • One episode of Nash Bridges has the Villain Of The Week hire assassins to kill Nash. One of them is a bomber who plants a bomb in the car Nash is borrowing. Unfortunately (for the bomber), he accidentally sets it off. His last words: "Oh sh..!"
  • January 14, 2015
    Spindriver
    Real Life: One legend has it that when the last square of Napoleon's Old Guard were surrounded at Waterloo, they were invited to surrender rather than be annihilated, but their commander, the tough career soldier General Count Etienne Cambronne, shouted back, "La Garde meurt, elle ne se rend pas!" - "The Guard dies, it does not surrender!". However, the alternative legend says that he actual shouted "Merde!" - "Shit!", about as vulgar as "Fuck Off!" in modern terms.

    A third version says that he was actually captured, more or less accidentally, before the guard were finally crushed. And in any case, the heroism of the story is a bit diminished by the fact that Cambronne certainly survived the battle, albeit wounded. Still, "merde" is sometimes euphemistically known as "the word of Cambronne" in France.
  • February 3, 2015
    DAN004
    Final bump.

    Needs indices
  • February 3, 2015
    sigh824
    Would Mercurio from Romeo And Juliet count? I believe he said something along the lines of, "A curse upon both your houses" or something. That may just be too literal though.
  • February 3, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ It's "A plague upon both your houses!"
  • February 3, 2015
    JoeG
    • In the novel Expendable by James Alan Gardner, members of the Explorer Corp call dying in the line of duty "going oh shit", because the last words of an Explorer who is about to die is almost always some sort of profanity.
  • February 4, 2015
    robinjohnson
    ^^ Nearly. "A plague o' both your houses!" He says it several times among his long Shakespearean just-die-already speech, and ends with a repetition of just "Your houses!"
  • February 5, 2015
    zoop
    Real life:

    Quite a number of examples can be found here (transcripts of airplane "black box" recordings): http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm NOTE: Some people may find these disturbing!
  • February 28, 2015
    Arivne
    Edited the "Napoleon's Old Guard" example to put it into our standard format.

    The "Transcripts of airplane black box recordings" example violates Weblinks Are Not Examples since without the weblink the example is a Zero Context Example.
  • April 17, 2015
    lakingsif
  • April 17, 2015
    DAN004
    ^ that sounds hardly like an example
  • April 17, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^ really should have mentioned that it's expected given that she is Sir Swears A Lot.
  • April 17, 2015
    DAN004
    ^ I mean, explain the circumstances of her death plz?
  • April 18, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^ Aliens appearing in Mongolia, wielding a glowing space sword. She sees this, and promptly realises she's fucked. So she tells us.
  • January 31, 2016
    DAN004
    What would be the indices?
  • January 31, 2016
    Omeganian
    • At the end of The Fall Of Hyperion, when the Portal Network is destroyed, one rich woman is stuck on a skyscraper a few kilometers high. When she (misunderstanding the instructions of the people attempting to rescue her) turns off the force field windows, she gets blown out. The fall took four minutes, and the rescuers claimed she followed the trope all the way through.
  • January 31, 2016
    Antigone3
    As far as indices go, this has to go on Last Words.

    Played with in one of the Ciaphas Cain novels — Cain thinks he's about to die and cuts loose with some swearing, which he justifies by saying it was either then or while standing in front of the Golden Throne. I'll see if I can find which novel it was in.
  • January 31, 2016
    Koolkev
    • The Simpsons: There is a button in the nuclear power plant that can blow up the entire city. Ned Flanders shoots Homer to stop him from pressing the button but Homer ends up dying next to the button...only for his tongue to end up pressing it.
      Ned: Oh, you stupid, son of a- (city explodes)
  • February 1, 2016
    eroock
    How does this relate to Dying Declaration Of Hate?
  • February 1, 2016
    DAN004
    ^ cursing is more specific than hating, isn't it? And DDOH is also delivered with more pathos than this (i.e what they said are often actually meaningful), if that makes sense.
  • February 1, 2016
    MegaMarioMan
    In Rogue Legacy, if your character has the Copralia trait, if they die, they let out a long string of Symbol Swearing.
  • February 1, 2016
    DAN004
    Might be launching this tomorrow.
  • February 1, 2016
    eroock
    ^^^ Get it. I believe it's important to point out in the description that this trope is not about dying characters spitting out curses or venting against another character but rather addressing their dissatisfaction with the situation at hand. The examples about insulting other character are probably misplaced then.

  • February 1, 2016
    DAN004
    ^ Venting about another character can count here too, as long as they're being profane about it.
  • February 1, 2016
    DAN004
    • Angel's last words in Borderlands 2 were "Dad...I have something to tell you. You're an asshole." Notable in that this is the only time she ever curses.
  • February 2, 2016
    marcoasalazarm
    Potential add-on to the John Wick example (and change?): Viggo (Iosef's father) says the "fuck you" to Wick. Iosef (after a whole film of being characterized as a Too Dumb To Live Spoiled Brat) only manages to yell out "It was just a fucking-(Cool Car that you owned that I beat you (Wick) up to steal or dog that you owned and that I kicked to death because I couldn't stand its barking)!" before he's Killed Mid Sentence by Wick.
  • February 2, 2016
    chicagomel
    Dracula in Dracula Dead And Loving It: "Renfield, you asshole!"
  • February 3, 2016
    DAN004
    ^ Would you kindly describe the circumstances of his death? Just for fleshing it out.

    ^^ I couldn't recall Viggo saying "fuck you" when he was dead, but maybe I just can't remember. I do remember Iosef though.
  • February 3, 2016
    WalterSmith
    • Before being executed, John Wayne Gacy nonchalantly told his executioners "Kiss my ass".
  • February 3, 2016
    Generality
    • In the TV-movie Ebenezer, a Wild West adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge's Catch Phrase has been changed from "Bah! Humbug" to "Hogwash" in keeping with the setting. In this version of the story, the Spirit of Christmas Yet To Come shows Ebenezer his final moments, a shootout with a youth whose family he had cheated. After being shot, the future Scrooge's last utterance is "Hogwash". The present version, watching, seems more upset by his choice of final words than the nature of his demise.
  • February 3, 2016
    Chabal2
    GTA San Andreas: Officer Pulaski's last words to CJ are "Can I fuck your sister?". CJ stomps him.

  • February 3, 2016
    keyblade333

  • February 3, 2016
    Antigone3
    An expansion on the Dracula Dead And Loving It example:

    Dracula has escaped the vampire hunters, and is hiding in the rafters when Renfield throws open a trapdoor in the roof so his Master can escape. Only one problem: it was daylight. And there was nothing to block full sun from hitting Drac, either.
    Dracula: screams in pain Renfield, you asshole!
  • February 3, 2016
    DAN004
    ^^^ a bit more context please.
  • February 8, 2016
    AgProv
    Real Life Israeli national hero Joseph Trumpeldor, who died defending his kibbutz in one of the Arab wars, is said by some to have died with the words "Oh, damn" or "oh, shit!" on his lips. note 
  • February 8, 2016
    DAN004
    I'll gonna be really busy this week, so either I'll be launching this on the weekend... or somebody else would do it before me.
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