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[[caption-width-right:321:Perhaps the most [[BrutalBonusLevel self-aware]] example on this page.]]

A stock phrase used when one character welcomes another (whether as a threat, sarcastically, or otherwise) to some kind of bad situation. For example, a cop welcoming the new guy to the precinct (a la ''Film/{{RoboCop|1987}}'') or a villain threatening the hero (sometimes with a ''literal'' hell).

Often used to describe ThatOneLevel. Compare SeeYouInHell.

Not to be confused with the webcomic and animated short ''Webcomic/WelcomeToHell''.

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[[folder:Comics]]
* JackChick frequently has his character say this literally, but sometimes has them do it figuratively for exceptionally degenerate and dangerous places. Naturally, said places end up getting turned around completely thanks to one person with a Jack Chick tract talking to and converting the right people.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'': "Welcome to hell. Now recreate the soup."
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/EdgeOfDarkness2010''
-->'''Thomas Craven:''' Welcome to Hell!
* ''Film/{{RoboCop|1987}}''
-->'''Manson:''' Where are you from?\\
'''Murphy:''' Metro South.\\
'''Manson:''' Welcome to hell.
* ''Sydney White''
-->'''Rachel Witchburn:''' Welcome to Hell, skanks!
* ''Film/DirtyRottenScoundrels''
-->'''Arthur:''' ''[greeting a returning Freddy]'' Welcome to Hell.
* ''Quid Pro Quo''
-->'''Isaac:''' Welcome to hell. I'll introduce you to the staff.
* ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}''
** ''Film/HellraiserInferno'':
-->'''Pinhead:''' "Welcome... to Hell."
** And again in ''Film/HellraiserHellworld''
-->'''Pinhead:''' Welcome. Welcome to Hell.
* ''RobinHood'' (1991) TV movie
-->'''Friar Tuck:''' Welcome to hell!
* ''Men of War'' (not the {{RTS}} game)
-->'''Nick:''' ''[to Keefer]'' Welcome to Hell.
* ''Control Factor''
-->'''Lance Bishop:''' ...your little secret, that the devil doesn't exist any more. Because you and your people have taken his place. Here's ''my'' little secret. Welcome to hell...
* ''Glory Glory''
-->'''Ellie:''' ''[returning to Silver Creek where they were raped]'' Welcome home, Widow, welcome to hell.
* ''Kutumb''
-->'''Pratham:''' Welcome to Hell.
* ''Theatre/InheritTheWind'': E. K. Hornbeck, to Henry Drummond: "Hello, Devil. Welcome to Hell."
* ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'': "Welcome to Hell, Blofeld."
* ''Nothing To Lose'': "Welcome to hell, biiiiatch."
* ''Film/PaintYourWagon'': "Welcome to hell, Parson!"
* ''The Rookie'': "Well, welcome to Hell!"
* ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'':
--> '''Dwayne:''' [on notepad] Welcome to hell.\\
'''Frank:''' Thanks, Dwayne. Coming from you, that means a lot.
* ''HombreMirandoAlSudeste'': Thought by Dr. Denis at the beginning of the movie.
* A variant in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': "We're on an express elevator to Hell, going down!"
* The horror anthology ''Film/TalesFromTheHood'' ends with the host revealing himself as {{Satan}} and triumphantly welcoming the street gang he's been talking to with this phrase, as only a true LargeHam can.
* ''Film/HeDiedWithAFelafelInHisHand'', from the Sydney-based chapter "Hell is Other People..."
-->'''Danny''': Welcome to hell.\\
'''Sam''': At least it's warm.
* ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers'' - The comatose Myers is about to be transferred, much to the relief of the staff at his hospital.
-->'''Cop:''' Yeah, I'll be glad to see this one gone. Yes, indeedy. Welcome to hell.
* From ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'':
-->'''Colonel Oats:''' GENTLEMEEENNN! Welcome to Hell.
* During the climactic fight scene in the industrial sections of the prison in ''Film/DeathWarrant'', the psycho killer the Sandman is trouncing Burke in front of the spectating prisoners. He then opens one of the furnaces, and proudly declares "Welcome to HELL!"
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''{{ER}}'' episode "Doctor Carter, I Presume"
-->'''Dr. Melvoin:''' ''[to a fresh group of interns]'' You are wedges. The wedge is the most primitive tool known to man. That is you. You think you know what you're doing, believe me, you don't. Breakfast with your Senior Surgical Resident Dr. Benton will begin in 15 minutes. Dr. Benton is an intern's worst nightmare. He's smarter than you, he never eats, he never sleeps and he reads every medical journal no matter how obscure. He is the Antichrist. Beelzebub. Lucifer. A devourer of wedges. You will go to sleep at night wishing plague and pestilence on his unborn children and you will wake up every morning praying for his approval. You won't get it. Welcome to hell, ladies and gentlemen.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Hard Time"
-->'''Ee'char:''' My name is Ee'char.\\
'''Chief Miles Edward O'Brien:''' Miles. Miles O'Brien.\\
'''Ee'char:''' Hello, Miles. Welcome to hell.
* ''Vecinos'' pilot episode
-->'''Alejandra:''' Welcome to the Hell-Mouth. This, our new home!
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''
-->'''David Spade:''' Macaulay Culkin. ''[snip]'' Let me tell you something kid, you're cute, you got blond hair, everyone loves you, it's true. Here's the catch: I used to look exactly like you when I was 10. Oh yeah. This is where you're headed, buddy, welcome to hell!
* In ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Turk does this to some visiting interns. JD also compares Dr. Kelso to the devil (calling him a DevilInPlainSight when he gives his "I want you to think of me as your safety net" speech to them as he did in the pilot).
* The writing on the door of the Sanctuary Base in the episode "The Impossible Planet" in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* The title character of Series/{{Angel}} says this to the villain in the episode ''Hellbound'' after trapping him, [[AndIMustScream immortal and paralyzed]], in a tiny room (the irony being that the villain's motive was to avoid the more literal Hell, something [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor he doesn't have to worry about anymore]]).
* In the ''Series/CheckItOutWithDrSteveBrule'' episode "Church," Dr. Brule suggests that Satan is known to say "Welcome to Hell, who gives a [[PrecisionFStrike shit]]."
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[[folder:Live Comedy]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91DSNL1BEeY Rowan Atkinson does a skit in which he is Satan and is welcoming the latest batch of souls to Hell.]] The opening line is "welcome to hell" (or close). He then proceeds to separate the souls into groups for their respective punishments.
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[[folder:Music]]
* ''[[FoodForTheGods Welcome to my Realm]]'' by Fireaxe. Interesting in that it is actually sung by the devil as he is literally welcoming people into Hell. And using the screams of the damned as backup vocals.
* The debut album and title track by Music/{{Venom}}.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* The reaction to the PointyHairedBoss in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' when he cracks down on employees taking [[YouFailStatisticsForever 40%]] of their sick time on Monday and Friday.
-->'''Asok:''' HA HA HA! THAT'S A GOOD ONE!...please tell me he was kidding.\\
'''Wally:''' Welcome to Hell, kid.
* A panel of ''TheFarSide'' used this phrase by an old cowboy, reminding the young cowpoke who just beat him in a duel that from now on, he'll know no rest from every cocky young punk looking to prove himself. Since this is ''The Far Side'', the duel in question was a game of Ping-Pong.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''{{Stranglehold}}''
-->'''Vladimir Zakarov:''' He tells me you're here for Billie and Teko.\\
'''Inspector 'Tequila' Yuen:''' That's right.\\
'''Vladimir Zakarov:''' And that you'd walk through hell to get them. Is that right too?\\
'''Tequila:''' ''[nods]''\\
'''Vladimir Zakarov:''' Welcome to hell.
::In this case, is a penthouse full of heavily armed mooks and lasers everywhere (and if you touch the latter, BOOM -- you're dead) where your usual tactics of bullet time and diving around will get you very, very dead in short order.
* Appears on a sign at the start of the BonusDungeon in ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. And the level [[PlanetHeck actually looks]] [[BrutalBonusLevel like Hell]], complete with evil angels.
* Hell Temple in ''VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}}'' has a welcoming tablet, which reminds the player: [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment "This is Hell Temple. Hell Temple is hell!"]]
* The Penguin says this word for word when Batman enters Arkham City in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
* In ''MonsterParty'', TheGrimReaper says "Welcome! Entrance to Hell."
* ''ModernWarfare3'' has [[spoiler:Makarov]] declare to Captain Price that "hell awaits you" as the first sign that the [[spoiler:assassination mission on him]] has gone horribly wrong, especially as he wasn't even supposed to know that Price and the player's team were there. It's also a clever CallBack to the second game, where Price had told him SeeYouInHell.
* In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'', Jester says this straight away.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonCrawl'': "Welcome to Hell! Please enjoy your stay."
* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'', this is how Dane Vogel greets Johnny Gat and Kinzie when they meet. Considering [[BoomHeadshot what happened to Dane]] in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', he means it quite literally...
* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'': The first time you hear the words "Gentlemen, welcome to Dubai" is not really an example of this trope. But [[IronicEcho come that]] [[MultipleEndings worst ending]]... [[spoiler:this is how Walker greets the US forces sent to rescue him. [[YouBastard After killing them all.]]]]
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Early in ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}: The half-life and death of Gordon Frohman'', Dr. Breen has a IsThisThingStillOn moment that includes this phrase.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', after [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080211 Agatha enters the castle]].
* Used in ''Webcomic/ShadesOfGray'' to welcome Grace/Gray to actual {{Hell}}.
* From ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'': "You are in what may be the worst, most Titans-forsaken place in all of Erfworld. [[FauxHorrific This is the Olive Garden.]]"
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, review of ''SuperMarioBros. 3'': "This part doesn't fuck around! It's like, you got to the end, you dare to play, welcome to Hell!"
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'': In the Camp episode, which was... uh, hell for the kids. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2bmzr-VLeA&t=3m09s Welcome to hellllll, yer gonna burn in there...]]
* Discussed in the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Venture Brothers]]'' episode "Hate Floats":
--> '''Phantom Limb:''' Oh yes, apart from ‘Behold-the-Giant-Walking-Death-Ray’ speech, the ‘Welcome-To-Hell’ speech is my favorite.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' - After some kids spray-paint Brian pink...
--> '''Stewie:''' Hey, here's someone who might understand how you feel!
--> '''Pink Panther:''' Hey, how ya doing. First day being pink?
--> '''Brian:''' Yeah.
--> '''Panther:''' Welcome to hell. ''(Walks off as his classic music sting plays)''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "To Heck and Back," Heffer is told "Welcome to [[GoshDangItToHeck Heck]], [[BlatantLies a friendly neighborhood]]."
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[[folder:New Media]]
* Welcome to fucking LetsPlay/{{Boatmurdered}}! Hope you like miasma!
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Michigan Hell is in Michigan]], apparently. [[http://hurvitz.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/hell-froze-over.jpg And often freezes over.]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Norway It's also in Norway, apparently.]]
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