->''"Know a man for years. Live with him, share his bread and water, speak with him on every subject. Then tie him up and hold him over a volcano's edge. On ''that'' day, you shall finally meet that man."''\\
-- '''Chinese warrior-poet Xiang Yu'''

Death tends to bring what is really important to the fore, and last words are a character's expression of who they really are. Whether they are [[TakingYouWithMe going out with a bang]], [[ItHasBeenAnHonor saying heartfelt farewell]], [[FacingTheBulletsOneLiner facing death bravely]], or [[IRegretNothing expressing no regrets]], it makes for great drama.
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!!Tropes:
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* AnyLastWords
* DeathbedConfession
** NotSoFinalConfession
* DeathCryEcho
* DyingDeclarationOfHate
* DyingDeclarationOfLove
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner
* FamousLastWords (and Stock Phrases)
** DyingCurse
** GetItOverWith
** HisNameIs... *dies*
** ImColdSoCold
** IAmDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin
** IRegretNothing
** ItHasBeenAnHonor
** OneLastSmoke
** RegretEatingMe
** PartingFromConsciousnessWords
** PrepareToDie
** SeeYouInHell
** SorryThatImDying
** TakeCareOfTheKids
** TakingYouWithMe
** ThisCannotBe
** WhatDoesThisButtonDo
* FinalSpeech
* KilledMidSentence
* LastRequest
* ObiWanMoment
* PartingWordsRegret
* PlanningForTheFutureBeforeTheEnd
* ThePowerOfLegacy
* SayYourPrayers
* SedgwickSpeech
* YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive
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''What if you don't live by a volcano?''\\
''[[{{Firefly}} I suspect the trope description was being poetical]].''
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