->''If it becomes necessary to escape, I will never stop to pose dramatically and toss off a one-liner.''
-->-- EvilOverlordList #58.

This time it sure looks like it's over: the heroes have been captured by the BigBad, who is [[EvilGloating gloating]] and enumerating the ways he's going to kill them. But wait! [[BigDamnHeroes Someone]] (or [[DeusExMachina something]]) suddenly shows up, a [[ReverseMole defector]] reveals himself or the heroes [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee put their plan into action]], [[VillainExitStageLeft giving them the chance they need to escape]] and leaving the foe staring at them as they run off while delivering a final taunt: "So long, sucker!"

[[SubvertedTrope Subversions]] may or may not ensue, depending on whether the character performing the SoLongSuckers is a hero or a villain (it's way more likely in the latter case).

For when this trope backfires, see CrossingTheBurntBridge.

Compare WeWillMeetAgain. HighDiveEscape is a sub-trope.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime]]
* ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'', as Nadia, Jean and the QuirkyMinibossSquad are escaping from the Tower of Babel.
* In ''Franchise/LupinIII'', almost all stories end with Lupin taunting Zenigata.
* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Goku offers to let Vegeta go if he's sorry.
-->'''Vegeta:''' I'm sorry. Yep. Totally sorry. I just feel terrible. ''[...]'' Yes, I'm very, very, very sorry.... ''[ship door closes]'' that you're all still alive! ''[flies away]'' SUCKERS!! HAHAHAUCH ow ow, it hurts to laugh.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* After losing a fight, some ninja in ''TheTick'' actually read from a paper labeled "Parting Threat"... then Tick throws a chimney at them.
* The cover of Marvel "What The?!?" #26, where Peter Porker, Spectacular Spider-Ham, says "Sayonara, suckers!" (He jubilates too early, as the cover [[GroinAttack hints]].)
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': "Gentlemen, this is the day you will always remember as the day you ''almost'' caught Captain Jack Sparrow." Hilariously, the only time [[CatchphraseInterruptus he's allowed to say the whole thing]], he ''gets caught''.
* In the second ''[[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed Scooby Doo]]'' movie, a prisoner is shown in flashback delivering this line as he escapes from jail... only to [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat fall to his death from the roof]]. [[spoiler:Only he's NotQuiteDead...]]
-->'''Prisoner:''' SoLongSuckers! ''[escape-wings begin to fail]'' HELP ME, SUCKEEEEEEEEEEERS!!!
* A textbook example occurs at the end of ''Film/TheRocketeer'', complete with one-liner and swift ironic death. "I'll miss Hollywood."
* [[{{Narm}} Narmful]] example in ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'', as Scorpion teleports out with a cry of "Suuckeers!"
* Troy, one of the minor antagonists in ''Film/TheGoonies'', uses this phrase when he sends Brand flying off the road at high speed.
* Subverted in ''TheIncredibles''. After being totally defeated, Syndrome gets to his airborne jet and gloats about how he is sure to escape and will return to claim Mr. Incredible's son someday. [[ShutUpHannibal Mr. Incredible takes this opportunity to throw a car at him,]] which results in his death.
* In ''{{Bananas}}'', Creator/WoodyAllen's character says this and gets knocked out a moment later.
** Some years earlier, in ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'', he's at a Latin American firing squad - his last cigarette is a concussion bomb he throws at the shooters. He climbs the wall chuckling "So long, suckers!" - and lands on the other side in another country, in front of a firing squad for another guy.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', as the submarine travels through the Sea of Monsters, at one point, it narrowly escapes being swallowed by a vacuum monster, after which one of the Beatles, probably George, says this phrase to the monster.
* When [[spoiler:Lotso]] [[MoraleEventHorizon leaves Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of Andy's toys to die in the incinerator]] at the end of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', he tells them, [[spoiler:"Where's your kid now, Sheriff?"]], in this tone of voice.
* Turned into an OverlyLongGag in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', when Gru's Minion successfully snags the shrink-ray but repeatedly ''fails'' to get out the way he came, thanks to this trope.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', Greebo (in his [[HumanityEnsues human form]]) taunts an angry mob from the back of a moving carriage. Unfortunately, since he's too busy taunting to steer, the carriage hits a curb and he ends up falling off.
* Averted in the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' novel ''Back To Before'': while making an otherwise-classic fire-escape exit up a building side, Marco and Rachel realize stopping to taunt their pursuers would be a Bad Idea and keep climbing. (Good thing, too, [[spoiler: that's about when the [[DeathRay Dracons]] came out...]])
* In the ''WheelOfTime'' book ''Towers of Midnight'', when Mat [[spoiler:escapes the land of the 'finns using the weapon they had given him. "Looks like the game can be won after all...Tell the foxes I'm mighty pleased with this key they gave me. Also, you can all go rot in a flaming pit of fire and ashes, you unwashed lumps on a pig's backside. Have a grand bloody day."]]
* In ''The Programmed Man'' (1968), TheEmpire was tracking one of a rebellion's top agents. But when they captured him, although he was supposedly [[PsychicPowers able]] to [[{{Teleportation}} teleport]] across even interplanetary or interstellar distances, they discovered he was actually a brainwashed Imperial agent, specifically, the man they'd ''thought'' was coordinating the pursuit. Meaning the ''real'' rebel agent was aboard their warship, accessing their most critical secrets. When confronted, he laughed and confirmed his identity -- and the Imperials remembered his power ... just as he demonstrated it by getting away.
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[[folder:Mythology]]
* Odysseus and the Cyclops: As Odysseus is escaping the now-blind Polyphemus, he yells that his name is "No one". When the other cyclopses come to help, Polyphemus tells them "No one has blinded me!". So they think he got drunk and put his eye out somehow.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The FinalBoss fight in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is an extended version of this trope. [[spoiler:Gordon Freeman must chase the fleeing Wallace Breen as he rides a [[AppliedPhlebotinum Dark Energy]]-fueled teleporter to the top of the Citadel; the final portion features Breen gloating rather extensively while Freeman tears apart the device bit by bit using stray balls of Dark Energy. "When the singularity collapses, I will be far away from here - in another universe, as a matter of fact. You on the other hand will be destroyed in every way it is possible to be destroyed, and even in some, which are essentially impossible!" Boy, is he surprised when you blow his ride apart.]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' has a... musical version of this, to say the least.
* After a while in ''{{X-COM}}: UFO Defense'', the aliens do this to your Interceptors with irritating regularity.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' has a particularly humorous moment of this where Liquid Ocelot childishly mocks Snake as he flees to his command ship.
* At the end of ''VideoGame/SilentScope'', the BigBad escapes by boat, but pauses well out to sea to shout some taunts at the hero... unfortunately for him, the hero has OneBulletLeft. Of course, a shot like that is one in a million...
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', if you use the Flee command with Tidus to run from a battle, he'll spout a quick one-liner while the party escapes.
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', Dr. Nefarious pulls this in the final boss fight. He falls to the ground begging for mercy, and Ratchet falls for it believing he's given up, as Dr. Nefarious quickly escapes shouting "Suckers!", much to Ratchet's irritation.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* WebAnimation/HomestarRunner says this word for word after tricking himself into eating a pinecone. ItMakesSenseInContext. See the Strong Bad e-mail [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/secret_recipes secret recipes]].
** Homestar also says this to the King of Town after tricking him out of his secret blend of eleven herbs and spices that Homestar needs for Marzipan's Halloween potion. See the [[HalloweenSpecial Halloween toon]] [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Halloween_Potion-ma-jig Halloween Potion-ma-jig]].
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0067.html This]] ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' strip.
* Parodied in [[http://www.graphicsmash.com/comics/killroyandtina.php?name=killroyandtina&view=single&ID=5270 this]] ''Killroy And Tina''.
* When Lance [[http://www.goldcoincomics.com/?id=64 finally encounters Blake]] in ''Gold Coin Comics'', they duel. After Blake loses, he flees after not explaining anything about his presence there.
* Dr. Shlock in ''SluggyFreelance'' [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/020807 tries to pull an escape after a long storyline of failed escapes]], using a [[SmokeOut smoke bomb to disappear in a literal puff of smoke]].
--> ''Dr. Schlock:'' I hate long goodbyes, so ''see-you-never'' you deadweights!
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the animated series, CarmenSandiego would do this OnceAnEpisode whenever the protagonists solved her heist and where so very close to catching her. See you next crime!
* Massive subversion in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Viva Ned Flanders". Drederick Tatem, several goons and miscellaneous Vegas types attempt to circle in on Homer and Ned to lay the smack down on them for deserting their Vegas-married wives. Homer and Ned then jump into a convertible, used as a prize at their casino. Homer just has time to say "So long, suck---" before they all catch up, which results in him and Flanders getting a massive beating from the assorted ensemble. HilarityEnsues.
** Said again by Homer in a later episode, who follows it with "Eat my dust, suckers!" An annoyed Marge then says "Stop calling everyone suckers!"
** Simarly subverted in another episode where Bart trolls a parent teacher group by showing them a slide of his butt, tries to escape after yelling "so long suckers!"... and is left dangling when the cord breaks.
** A combination subversion and straight-play happens in TheSimpsonsMovie, when Homer escapes from the mob. He yells "So long, Losers!" and salutes the mob and proceeds to jump into the sand box as he flips them off.
* Happens in every episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'' -- even if the bad guys' team was on the brink of defeat, the BigBad was always able to transform his helicopter into a jet and escape.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Future Stock", [[NoNameGiven "80's Guy"]] becomes the new CEO of of Planet Express. Farnsworth, as he quits, gives him his "business plan". 80's Guy points out that "this isn't a business plan; it's an escape plan!" And before you know it, Farnsworth is making his escape while shouting the trope name verbatim.
** In "Fear of a Bot Planet", Fry, Leela and Bender escape from human-hating robots on the winch of the Planet Express ship. Fry shouts the line; the robots stand on each others shoulders, and almost reach the winch. Fry says: "Uh, hello, suckers!
* Done almost word-for-word in ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs''. As the [[spoiler: townspeople prepare to evacuate]] the Mayor rides up and declares "I have an important announcement...see y'ah, suckers!" [[spoiler: and jumps onto the first boat...[[TooDumbToLive Which he proceeds to eat.]]]]
* On ''FamilyGuy'' one CutawayGag shows Quagmire doing this when he thinks he's the one getting the SpinOff.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode, "Baby Face"; Timmy meets an adult who was left behind 60 years ago by his parents and since then, he's trying to escape, saying this phrase word-by-word. [[SubvertedTrope He always gets caught]] until a wall gets broke and he finally escapes.
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