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[[caption-width-right:300:StarCrossedLovers from a ballad, just before his death at her brothers' hands]]

->''I lifted her head, and when she smiled and said''\\
''"Hold me, Darling, for a little while."''\\
''I held her close, I kissed her our last kiss;''\\
''I found the love that I knew I would miss''\\
''But now she's gone, even though I hold her tight''\\
''I lost my love, my life, that night.''
-->-- '''J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers''', "Last Kiss"

The only kiss that's more meaningful and dramatic than the FirstKiss (unless, as is frequently the case, they happen to be one and the same). It's not just the last one we'll see, it's the last one these two characters will ever share... as far as they know at this point, at least. If the characters don't think it could be their Last Kiss, the music and color scheme of the scene will definitely indicate to the audience that it is.

The favorite time to write it in seems to be when one (or both) of the partners is/are on their deathbed (or past it), literally or proverbially, such as just before someone goes off into battle (or their wedding). Possibly will be teary. Less dramatic in old shows where the main character could share one with every new GirlOfTheWeek or TemporaryLoveInterest.

May be a LastRequest.

See Also: FinalFirstHug and GoOutWithASmile. Death's the time to show you love someone.

Sometimes overlaps with DudeShesLikeInAComa.

Not to be confused with KissOfDeath or SealedWithAKiss. And ''definitely'' not with ILoveTheDead. If the characters think it's their Last Kiss but it turns out not to be, it's a NowOrNeverKiss.

As a DeathTrope, there may be unmarked spoilers ahead.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Misato, knowing she's about to die from the bullet wound in her back, kisses Shinji, possibly to snap him out of the near comatose depression he's in. It backfires spectacularly as, moments later, Shinji wipes her blood off his mouth and realizes she has probably died.
* ''Anime/NinjaScroll'': In the cold universe of the film, where lust, violence and greed has cheapened sex as an expression of love, Kagero's simple kiss for Jubei was an expression of love stronger than any other.
* Yoko from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is a prime example of these, being kissed by [[spoiler:Kamina]] and [[spoiler:Kittan before both of them died in battle.]] This is prominent enough for her to earn the FanNickname "Doombitch".
** [[spoiler:Kittan]] subverted it as he stole a kiss from her ''[[GenreSavvy fully knowing]]'' he was going to die anyway, and he apologizes for his selfishness right after breaking said kiss. She understands and even hugs him before he leaves.
** [[spoiler:Nia]]'s last act before she disappears into nothingness was kissing [[spoiler:Simon]].
* Played straight and subverted in the same episode of ''Anime/MaiHime'':
** [[spoiler:Yukariko and Ishigami]] share one before they go down together.
** {{Subverted|Trope}} moments later with [[spoiler: Mai]] just barely missing out on one of these as [[spoiler:Yuuichi]] disappears before their lips touch.
*** That, or he vanished at the exact instant their lips do touch. Either way, she doesn't get to... uh, 'enjoy' it.
** [[spoiler:Natsuki]] kisses [[spoiler:Shizuru]] and tells her how she feels about her (she may not have the feeling [[spoiler:Shizuru]] wanted, but she's happy she loved her and also loves her) before destroying both their Childs, killing them both.
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' combines this with AlmostKiss, FinalSpeech, and PietaPlagiarism when in the second to last episode [[spoiler: Kisshu gets killed trying to help Ichigo]].
* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' and in episode 7 of ''Anime/HellsingUltimate'', [[spoiler: as Seras Victoria is heavily wounded and blinded and her partner and boyfriend Pip Bernadotte lays dying after getting impaled by Zorin Blitz, Pip manages to kiss Seras and tells her to drink his blood before dying. A grieving Seras does so, thus healing her wounds and unlocking her full vampiric power. She proceeds to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge rip Zorin to shreds.]]]] It's recreated in
* Subverted in ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''. [[spoiler: The dying, despaired and insane Kagerou tries to kill a severely injured Gennosuke with her literal KissOfDeath, but she commits the mistake of briefly looking at her love rival Oboro... who's got the power of neutralizing any ninja's powers. Even more - Oboro had her eyes sealed with some AppliedPhlebotinum, but the effect had just worn out as Kagerou was getting ready.]]
* Almost played straight in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' where [[spoiler: Orihime is given 8 hours to say goodbye to one person before being abducted by Ulquiorra. She enters Ichigo's room. Unfortunately he's unconscious because of a battle, but she says goodbye anyway. She tries to sum up the courage to kiss him, but her insecurities hold her back.]]
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a case of both FirstKiss and Last Kiss between [[MagnificentBastard Lelouch]] and [[ActionGirl Kallen]] near the end of the show, complete with background music and all. The irony is that [[spoiler: while Lelouch really IS on his way to his death and this IS the last thing he does before crossing the point of no return]], Kallen initiates the kiss without knowing it at the time.
** Or maybe she's just trying to resolve their {{UST}} one way or another. She gets the bad ending as not only Lelouch doesn't return it, he completely ignores the fact that he had just been kissed and looks at her with such neutrality as if nothing happened. Though technically [[spoiler: Kallen actually gets the ''good'' ending because of this as she lived to see the new, peaceful world that Lelouch was preparing to give up his life to create. Lelouch's whispered goodbye after she's out of ear-shot hints that he may have shared her feelings but [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim played stoic because he knows she would die with him otherwise]]]].
** Also subverted at the end of season 1 with CC since death is a non-issue for her.
* [[spoiler: Kikyou and Inuyasha]] share a last kiss in ''Manga/InuYasha'', right before she definitely [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dies in his embrace]].
* In ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'', Takaki and Akari share a (first and) last kiss at the end of the first chapter. The remaining two chapters are about their separate lives afterward. [[TearJerker Heartbreak ensues.]]
* Used in ''[[Manga/PlusSi +C: Sword and Cornett]]'' to portray Linna Orhadi's final moment with his Prince.
* [[spoiler:Yoga and Msyu]] in ''Anime/CTheMoneyAndSoulOfPossibility''.
* ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'': Season two, Louise and Saito come incredibly close to this before the knockout potion Saito put in her champagne kicks in. Almost literally, a split second before they kiss, she passes out.
* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' has another (rather heartrending) first-and-last-kiss between [[spoiler:Kurisu and Okabe, as the latter confesses his feelings to her... the day before he has to switch timelines to a world where she's killed.]]
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'': Lucy kisses Kouta shortly before confronting the soldiers who have been assigned to kill her. (Her fate, however, is left ambiguous.)
* In ''SonicX'', after the KillUsBoth scene, [[BecauseDestinySaysSo Cosmo]] kisses [[TheWoobie Tails]] as she fades away.
* Iin ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', near the end of the Regal Mammoth Arc, Rin is fatally wounded by a GT Robo and Toriko fulfills her dying wish by giving her a farewell kiss. [[SubvertedTrope Fortunately]], Rin's Gourmet Cells respond well to Toriko's saliva due to her strong feelings for him and they keep her alive long enough for her to get proper medical treatment.
* Near the end of the ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' manga, [[spoiler: Mickey and Sela kiss before they're both killed in an explosion.]]
* At the end of ''Manga/FutureDiary'' [[spoiler:Yuno decides to [[HeelFaceTurn give up her plans to kill Yukiteru]] and then [[RedemptionEqualsDeath stabs herself so he will become the new god]]. After doing so she asks for one LastKiss then [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dies in his arms]] after remarking that he had gotten so much better at kissing]].
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', [[spoiler: Asuna kisses Negi on the lips... as a goodbye before she goes into a sleep that will last more than a century. She even tells him something by the lines of "You'll later kiss someone else. Make a good choice."]]
* At the end of the third ''Anime/CyberCityOedo808'' OAV, [[spoiler: the StarCrossedLovers Benten and Remy share one before Remy goes into a voluntary DeepSleep inside [[GirlInABox a capsule]] and Benten has to shoot it into space.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In ''Comicbook/YoungLove'', Pre-Crisis Kara Zor-El and her childhood crush Dick Malverne gave each other one last kiss goodbye before he died from cancer.
* Franchise/TeenTitans: When Raven and Beast Boy had their FirstKiss, Beast Boy asked if she did it just because they were facing "certain death". He also admitted that he did this with Firehawk, and didn't seem too happy about it. But why? She's [[IncrediblyLamePun hot]]!
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Karolina and Xavin share their first and only on-panel kiss just before [[spoiler:Xavin clocks Karolina, impersonates her, and offers herself up to the Majesdanians who have been tearing Malibu apart looking for her.]]
* Comicbook/{{Crisis on Infinite Earths}}: Alexander Luthor and Lois Lane of Earth-3, as they are being swallowed by the anti-matter wave.
* Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}: In an iconic scene during a dream sequence, Nightowl and Silk Spectre kiss in front of a massive nuclear explosion. Even their skeletons continue to kiss as they perish.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': In the final episode [[spoiler:Shinji kissed Rei before she sacrificed herself to keep the Outer Gods sealed forever.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'', Chef Hatchet kisses a dying contestant on her forehead, "as a father might kiss a favorite daughter."
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'': In "Every Good Fairytale", Literature/SherlockHolmes kisses his wife one last time as she's dying from a bullet wound. And then she dies as they do so.
* In the first chapter of ''Fanfic/{{Recoil}}'', Taylor finds Lisa as the latter is dying. She sits with her as Lisa's strength goes, and kisses her just before she dies.
-->I leaned forward, kissed her. Her lips tasted of dust and blood.\\
"Huh." Her voice was barely audible. "Nice."\\
And then she stopped speaking. Stopped breathing. Stopped doing everything a living person does.
* In ''The Sanctuary Telepath'' Janine kisses James' (with whom they share an often complicated, but deep and loving relationship) hand as he dies.

* ''[[Film/{{The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946}} The Postman Always Rings Twice]]''. A kiss in a car, and death follows quickly.
* In ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films, Elizabeth shares not one, but ''four'' last kisses with different partners: [[spoiler: the KissOfDeath with Jack Sparrow at the end of ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]''; one with James Norrington when he found out RedemptionEqualsDeath; her wedding-cum-battle kiss with Will Turner; and a forced kiss from Sao Feng.]] Good thing [[BackFromTheDead death isn't always permanent]].
** Jack Sparrow {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third movie]] when Elizabeth tries to kiss him, telling her that once was enough.
* Another one from Creator/{{Disney}}: In ''Film/{{Tron}}'', Flynn kisses Yori (the spitting image of the ex-girlfriend he still carries a torch for) before making his HeroicSacrifice.
* Neo and Trinity's last kiss before she dies in ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''.
* One such occurrence in ''Signs'' is based off an urban legend of a worker at a quarry who falls into the rock crusher and will die soon whether or not he is pulled out or left there, so a [[TakeAThirdOption third option is taken]]: he's fed painkillers and his wife is called in who kisses him goodbye and then ''turns the machine back on''.
* After Madeleine ominously tells Scottie in ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', "If you lose me, then you'll know I loved you and wanted to go on loving you," she gives him a final kiss before heading off to the clock tower that seems to strangely draw her... [[spoiler:Scottie runs after her, but is slowed down by his acrophobia enough to see her plunge to her death from the top of the tower.]]
* Jim and Selena's [[FanDisservice ...messy kiss]] from ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater''. It's their third kiss throughout the film- the first was on the cheek and the second was intentional, but this is a full on, Chick Flick Hold, with-tongue affair, sure proof of being doomed. Shortly afterward, [[spoiler: he gets shot. Depending on the ending, he ''usually'' dies.]]
* In the film version of ''Film/DeathNote'', [[spoiler: Shiori and Light]] share a Last Kiss when [[spoiler: Naomi Misora shoots her]], as a tragic callback to [[spoiler: Shiori]] stating that she would only kiss in public for her Last Kiss. Its a rather dark example since [[spoiler: Light used the Death Note to bring about her death, and is exploiting this trope in order to make himself seem genuinely remorseful, as part of his Batmangambit to get onto the Kira investigation team]].
* This got elevated to somewhat disturbing levels during the Creator/PierceBrosnan ''Film/JamesBond'' films where he gives the dead Paris Carver a last kiss before he goes and backseat drives in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', and to Elektra King before starting the final action sequence of ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''. Considering he shot her dead, Bond should logically be giving a smooch to a bloody mess.
* The concept is used in ''Film/TheMask'', when the nightclub singer love interest asks her ex-boyfriend for one last kiss before he blows up the nightclub and kills them all. He is so moved by the request that he complies despite the fact that the bomb he planted is already activated and counting down ([[spoiler:though it was just a ploy the girl hatched to get him to take off the mask and for her to get it to Stanley]]).
-->'''Dorian''': There's ALWAYS time for one last kiss!
* [[spoiler: Shu Lien and Li Mu Bai]] share a kiss in ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'' [[spoiler: as he's dying after he's poisoned by the already dead Jade Fox.]]
* ''Film/MarsAttacks''. Donald and Natalie share a last kiss (as disembodied heads) just before the saucer they're on crashes.
* From ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', Aragorn gave a dying Boromir a kiss on the forehead as part of a blessing.
* [[BattleCouple Anakin and Padmé]] kiss each other in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', when he asks her to wait for him when he goes to Mustafar.
** They had another last kiss moment when she declares her love for him, before they're wheeled into the arena to face death before the crowds. It was a FirstKiss / LastKiss moment without being a first ''or'' a last kiss!
* Part NowOrNeverKiss and part Last Kiss in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' when Steve and Peggy kiss since [[ForegoneConclusion the audience knows]] he will be frozen and won't wake up for seventy years.
* ''Film/DickTracy''. Breathless Mahoney and Dick Tracy had UST throughout the movie but Tracy can't respond to her flirtation because he's in love with Tess Trueheart. After [[spoiler:Breathless]] is mortally wounded, she and Dick Tracy finally kiss just before she dies.
* In ''[[Franchise/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Supremacy]]'', the last kiss between Jason Bourne and Marie Kreutz is shown as a desperate attempt at resuscitation underwater.
* In ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' Shakespeare and Viola share one before she leaves with her new husband [[spoiler:(''not'' Shakespeare)]] to a colony.

* ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'': [[spoiler: Will and Lyra and their respective dæmons]] share one final kiss (rushed, clumsy, and tearful) before [[spoiler: Will seals their universes apart forever]].
* In Creator/GKChesterton's ''The Return of Don Quixote'', when John Braintree and Olive admit that their opposing principles mean they should not be a couple, they part after a kiss. [[spoiler:At the climax, they realize that their principles can, in fact, be reconciled, so they are reconciled, too.]]
* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' had [[spoiler: Count Olaf steal one last kiss from his old paramour, Kit Snicket. The two of them then recited poetry while dying from toxic mushroom spores.]]
* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/TheBrokenSword'', the dying hero's LastRequest is for a Last Kiss.
* In ''Literature/OutboundFlight'', Jedi Knight Lorana Jinzler and the Chiss syndic Mitth'ras'safis of the Eight Ruling Family, pulling an epic HeroicSacrifice together, reach out and [[HoldingHands hold hands]] for a long moment. It overlaps with SecurityCling and ItHasBeenAnHonor, they were on a FullNameBasis since there hadn't been time to exchange first and core names, and both of them were from emotionally cold societies, so exactly what the gesture meant is left to the reader, and some say it was the equivalent of a kiss.
* Glinda and Elphaba of ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' fame share such a kiss the last time they see each other. [[HideYourLesbians Changed]] to a hug for the musical.
* Liesel and Rudy share one in ''Literature/TheBookThief''. [[spoiler: Too bad Rudy was just killed in a bombing. The worst part is, Rudy has been trying to get Liesel to kiss him the whole book!! There's your kiss....]]
** The book subverts this trope somewhat in that the narrator [[spoiler: tells us halfway through the book that Rudy will go to his grave without being kissed by Liesel. After that, every time Rudy asks for a kiss, what is a light-hearted moment for the characters feels a little painful for the reader...]]
* Subverted in the Star Wars novel ''Star by Star'', when Tahiri Veila leans in to kiss Anakin Solo, but pulls back, saying, "For that, you have to come back." [[spoiler: He doesn't.]]
* In the Literature/MidnightWorld novel Igor shares the Last Kiss with his wife [[spoiler: when she is already beheaded by him (but still alive!)]]
* In Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''Literature/SpiralArm'' novel ''On the Razor's Edge'', when Issa tells him to go in the {{Flashback}}, he can't even stay for a last kiss.
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': A couple of times between Katniss and Peeta, [[spoiler: never for real.]]
* In ''Literature/{{Transitions}}'' Catti-brie begs Mielikki for one final night with her husband, before she takes her away to the afterlife. The scene is doubly tragic in that while ''she'' knows that it will be their last kiss, Drizzt doesn't.

[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'': "Sylvia," where in the final scene, the episode title's character and Albert kiss, shortly before she dies.
* Doyle kissing Cordelia [[spoiler: before his death]] in episode 9 of ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** Also, Cordelia kissing [[spoiler: Angel... ''after'' hers.]]
** And Wesley kissing [[spoiler: Fred "please Wesley... why can't I stay"]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Buffy kisses Angel goodbye [[spoiler:before sending him to hell]] in the season 2 finale.
* In the ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' 2nd season episode "The Beta Cloud", a monster is rampaging through Alpha Complex and nothing the crew tries can stop it. Maya and Tony Verdeschi are together waiting for the end when they suddenly start making out (kissing).
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Parting of the Ways", when Jack goes off to die, he kisses both the Doctor and Rose goodbye.
** [[spoiler:River kissing the Doctor]] in "Day of the Moon." [[TearJerker Heartbreaking]] because [[spoiler:River only realises afterwards that it's their last kiss]] from her perspective, because it's their [[spoiler:FirstKiss from the Doctor's perspective]].
** In ''The Name of the Doctor'' there's one between [[spoiler: River and the Doctor]]. It's (probably) the last for both of them. [[spoiler:River has already died, and the Doctor has run out on her timeline. Of course, given that Steven Moffat is showrunner, it may not remain the last between them...]]
* In ''Series/{{Torchwood}}: Children of Earth'' as [[spoiler: Ianto (and Jack) die.]]
* ''Series/ICarly'': Both the Sam/Freddie and Carly/Freddie have their own last kiss.
** Sam/Freddie break up in ''iLove You'', but decide to hold off for an hour on the break up so they can make out a bit more.
** Carly/Freddie break up in ''iSaved Your Life'', Freddie asks Carly that because he wasn't sure they were going to break up, if he could have one last kiss and she sweetly kisses him on the cheek.
* Series/{{Chuck}} and Sarah are trapped with a bomb about to go off, and go for [[NowOrNeverKiss what they believe will be their Last Kiss]]... and then the bomb ''doesn't'' go off. ''[[{{UST}} Awkward.]]''. Even worse, it wasn't even a bomb. It was actually a HumanPopsicle box.
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' has one episode where the wife of a murder victim gives him a Last Kiss at his funeral. [[spoiler:It ends up being her Last Kiss as well. She dies in the middle of it.]]
* Series/{{Lost}}: Charlie kisses Claire right before diving down to The Looking Glass, [[spoiler:which he knows will kill him.]]
** [[spoiler:Jack and Kate, after Jack has been stabbed and before he goes to re-activate the Island.]]
** Sawyer and Juliet as well, [[spoiler: right before she dies in his arms]].
---> '''Juliet:''' Kiss me.
---> '''Sawyer:''' You got it, Blondie.
* ''Series/RobinHood'': Kept alive only due to the fact that [[spoiler:the sword is still jutting from her stomach]],[[spoiler:Robin and Marian]] share their Last Kiss after [[spoiler:Guy stabs her.]] She then proceeds to [[spoiler:remove the sword from her abdomen, which does, in fact, kill her.]]
** This trope is {{subverted}} between [[spoiler: Robin and his ReplacementLoveInterest Kate]] in the GrandFinale of the show. She attempts to kiss him goodbye after he's been fatally poisoned, only for him to deliberately turn his face away and give her a platonic hug instead. A few moments later, [[spoiler: he dies and is reunited with his [[OfficialCouple true love]], [[TogetherInDeath Marian]].]]
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Cylon Natalie kisses a fellow Number Six before pulling the trigger on her for killing [[EnemyMine one of their Colonial allies]]. Given the nature of the Cylons it's uncertain whether this would qualify as LesYay or [[BrotherSisterIncest Sister Sister Incest]]. Also President Roslin has a vision of herself dying in Galactica's sickbay; after her heart monitor flatlines a weeping Adama kisses her, then places his wedding ring on her finger.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', in the episode "Infinite Possibilities Part II: Icarus Abides". Aeryn and Crichton share a final kiss, shortly before he dies of radiation poisoning.
** Also, Crichton shares one with Gilina in "The Hidden Memory" shortly before she succumbs to the mortal wound she received during her HeroicSacrifice earlier in the episode.
** [[spoiler: Crichton and Aeryn again in the series finale, "Bad Timing," who leap into their arms and kiss each other as the alien fighter closes in to vaporize them. They get better in the miniseries.]]
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "Abandon All Hope", Dean and [[spoiler: Jo]] say good-bye to each other and everything that could have been with a last kiss.
* Ned and Chuck on ''Series/PushingDaisies'' only got one of these.
* In the ''Series/{{Merlin 1998}}'' series, this happens between [[spoiler: Frik and Morgan le Fay]] right before the latter dies of her injuries.
* Arthur and Guinevere have what they ''think'' is their last kiss in the season 3 finale of ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. Both make it through the battle though, and get another one when they're reunited.
** Guinevere kisses Lancelot for the first and last time when he's about to sacrifice himself so that she can get to safety.
* Lewis, in the last episode of ''Series/InspectorMorse'', kisses his ex-boss on the forehead as a goodbye.
* Clifford tries to invoke this with Paula Abdul on ''Series/MuppetsTonight'', citing a stray cannonball as the source of his injury. [[ItMakesSenseInContext (It's the Muppets)]] Paula isn't fooled, makes Clifford kiss Rizzo.
* Parodied in, of course, ''Series/{{Community}}'', when [[spoiler:Abed and Annie]] are about to get rained on with paint, [[PaintballEpisode thus eliminating them from the game]], and also "killing" the [[StarWars Han Solo]] role he'd had been playing.
* [[spoiler: Charlotte and Declan]] have one in the second season finale of Series/{{Revenge}}.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Sim is a WalkingTransplant clone of the ship's engineer, 'Trip' Tucker. T'Pol is attracted to Trip, but as a Vulcan does not want to admit it. Shortly before his limited lifespan runs out, Sim admits that he (and by implication Trip) is in love with T'Pol, who kisses him in response.
-->'''Sim:''' I guess I couldn't have picked a better going away present.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Threshold" an experiment has GoneHorriblyWrong causing Tom Paris to mutate. He's confined behind a medical forcefield because he can't breathe oxygen. After rambling that he's going to die Tom suddenly says, "Kiss me!" [[MistakenForGay greatly confusing the Doctor]]. Tom explains he means the nurse Kes (his unrequited crush at the time) who points out that lowering the forcefield to do so would kill him. When Tom ([[DeathIsCheap temporarily]]) dies anyway, a distraught Kes then kisses him on the cheek.
* On ''Series/PennyDreadful'', Vanessa Ives asks for, and receives, a last kiss from Ethan Chandler [[spoiler: before Ethan shoots her as she requests in order to avert the apocalyse.]]

* In ''Manhua/InfinityGame'' the kiss between [[spoiler:Lu Xiao and Long Wei]], which was also a first kiss a LoveConfession from the former.

* Richard Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" tells the story of a motorcycle-riding outlaw and his beloved, ending with her coming to the hospital and finding him shot and dying. He "gave her one last kiss and died," slipping her the keys to his titular motorcycle as he does so.
* Marty Robbin's song "El Paso" tells the tale of a man who loved a dancer in a bar and killed a man who shared his interest. He later runs off into the badlands of New Mexico to escape vengeance from the family of the man he killed only to come back to El Paso and be shot off his horse. Crawling to the door of the bar, the woman cradles him in her arms and kisses him before he succumbs to his wounds.
* In the 1960s, TeenageDeathSongs were remarkably popular, including such classics as "Teen Angel" (Mark Dinning), "Patches" (Dickey Lee), "Tell Laura I Love Her" (Ray Peterson), "Leader of the Pack" (the Shangri-Las), "Ode to Billy Joe" (Bobbie Gentry), and, of course, the TropeNamer, famously CoveredUp by Music/PearlJam.
** Spoofed by Jimmy Cross in a [[{{Squick}} rather shocking manner]] in "I Want My Baby Back".
* Not necessarily an impending death, but still... "Ae Fond Kiss," by the 18th century Scots poet, Robert Burns:
-->Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
-->Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
-->Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
-->Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!
* "Last Kiss" by Music/TaylorSwift. However, the lyrics are more akin to a breakup song than a death one.
* A quite dark twist happens in the Music/KylieMinogue and Music/NickCave duet "Where the Wild Roses Grow" that ends with:
-->And I kissed her goodbye, said, "All beauty must die"
-->And lent down and planted a rose between her teeth
* Music/{{Rammstein}}'s song "Nebel" is about a parting couple's teary last kiss. The final lines say that the kiss was so long ago, the man no longer remembers it.
* Music/CityAndColour's "As Much As I Ever Could". While not about death, it does talk about a great distance that would separate the lovers soon.
-->So give me one last kiss\\
For soon, such distance\\
Will stretch between our limbs\\
Now the day's losing light...

* In Creator/RichardWagner's ''Die Walküre'', Wotan's kiss that strips his daughter Brünnhilde of her powers. The {{Leitmotif}} is quite touching.
* In certain productions of {{Theatre/Wicked}}, like the Helsinki one, the usual hug between Elphaba and Glinda is changed to a LastKiss.
* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' has three:
** Before Romeo is exiled (a FateWorseThanDeath as far as he's concerned).
** Romeo kissing the seemingly-dead Juliet after drinking his fatal poison: "Thus, with a kiss, I die."
** Juliet's final kiss to the dead Romeo before stabbing herself. Doubles as a suicide attempt, as she hopes there might still be poison on his lips, but there is none, so she turns to his dagger instead.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV3a5CfJrMs Leon B scenario]] of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', after [[spoiler:dispatching Mr. X and getting mortally wounded herself, Ada shares one last kiss with Leon before she (apparently) [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dies in his arms]]. ([[UnexplainedRecovery She gets better a little later without any explanation, though.]])]]
* Subverted in the ending of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' wherein [[spoiler:the hero begins losing physical form, so that when the heroine runs after him for the effective Last Kiss she runs through him instead, denying the characters (and the player) a sense of closure.]]
** [[spoiler: He does get to hug her, at least. Since he hasn't ''quite'' lost his physical form, [[TearJerker he puts his arms over her shoulders and holds her there before he completely fades away]].]]
*** [[spoiler:Rendered Moot in the sequel, since, if one completes enough of the optional story, they are re-united]]
* ''StarWars: VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' ended its romantic subplot with this.
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' had a possible figurative one for a male player and Bastila [[spoiler:(it happens just before she is captured and tortured into turning to the Dark Side)]], which would become an actual one if [[spoiler:you kill Bastila on the Star Forge instead of turning her back]].
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has the possibility for one. [[spoiler:If playing a female character who pursued a romance with Alistair, you don't [[TakeAThirdOption take the third option]], and [[StarCrossedLovers the romance survives to the finale]], [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Alistair and the main character share one]] before one of them has to make the [[HeroicSacrifice ultimate sacrifice]] to kill [[BigBad the Archdemon]]. Hint: [[TearJerker It's not going to be you.]]]]
* It may or may not be a trope in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood'', but at the end of the chapter, [[spoiler:as Elaine holds a dying Guybrush in her arms, after he utters out his last words, "Kick [[=LeChuck=]'s] two-faced butt for me..." she is [[TearJerker on the verge of tears]] as she promises, "From Melee to Monkey and all the islands in between, my love," and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments gets close to Guybrush as she closes her eyes and puts her lips on his cheek between her sobs]]. At least we think it's a kiss.]]
* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', [[spoiler:Layton and Claire share one before the latter walks off into her fate.]]
* When VideoGame/{{Nier}} is [[MercyKill forced to kill]] Kainé in the third ending, he finally realises that he loves her and (despite her being a [[TheHeartless Shade]] at the time) gives her a hesitant kiss. Doubly emotional, since not only was it ''also'' their first kiss, but it's left unclear whether Kainé knew that Nier returned her feelings, since she couldn't speak.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Eternal Punishment'', if you say the right thing, Tatsuya will give a final kiss to Maya before [[spoiler: giving up the memories of [[AlternateTimeline the other side]] [[StarCrossedLovers ruining any chance they have of being together]] since keeping would bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.]]
* In ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'': In one of the endings, [[spoiler:Max goes back in time in order to let Nathan shot Chloe, which leads to [[ButterflyEffect the tornado never happening]]]]. Depending on the player's choices, [[spoiler:Chloe and Max will have a last kiss before that]].

[[folder: Visual Novels ]]
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'': In the magic ending of Ep 8 [[spoiler: Beatrice and Battler have managed to get of Rokkenjima on a boat when Beatrice asks Battler to close his eyes and gives him a kiss. But when he opens his eyes again, she, and the blanket containing the gold ingot, [[DrivenToSuicide is gone]]]]. [[TearJerker Cue the saddest scene in the series...]]

* In ''Webcomic/HowNotToRunAWebcomic'', Colby Purcell parodies and deconstructs this trope using the lead characters from his fantasy webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Lint}}'':
--> '''Bactine:''' Kiss me, Sangwine... one... last... time...\\
'''Sangwine:''' Wouldn't the subtle pleasure of a kiss be completely lost in the searing pain of the three iron poles impaling your torso?

[[folder: Web Animation]]
* At the finale of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' Volume 3, [[spoiler:[[ObliviousToLove Jaune]]]] and [[spoiler:[[CannotSpitItOut Pyrrha]]]] finally kiss, right before she shoves him inside a rocket propelled locker and launches him to safety. Then she goes to fight the current {{Big Bad}} all on her own [[spoiler:[[ShipSinking and dies]]]].

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Princess Yue's already in spirit form when she gives Sokka one last kiss before disappearing.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': After several tries, Cyborg finally lets Sarasim kiss him as the two wait to go into battle.

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* Admiral Horatio Nelson, while lying on his death-bed, asked the captain of his flagship, Thomas Hardy, for a kiss before he died. Hardy kissed him twice, on the cheek and the forehead, as a last gesture of affection to the man who had been his mentor and leader for his entire adult life.
* According to her biography by Carolly Erickson, UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria nursed her husband, Prince Albert, through his fatal illness (presumed at the time to be typhoid fever, though modern physicians suspect he had stomach cancer). When she knew the time was near, she leaned over and asked him for a last kiss, which he gave on her cheek.