* Technically shared by the narrator and Ryoma in ''Shin GetterRobo'': '''"GETTER EMPEROR CHANGE!"''' ' The voice that quakes the Universe itself was, indeed, that of Ryoma Nagare.'' '''"CHANGE GETTER EMPEROR ONE!"'''
* There's an interesting in-universe example in ''Angel Beats''. Though the audience has the inkling that the disappearance of characters is not a bad thing, the main cast is completely clueless. Of course, after the events of episode 9, Otonashi muses that maybe disappearing from the world would be for the best... only to realize that Kanade agrees with him. Cue the awkward realization that the BigBad of the series [[SurroundedByIdiots has been on their side the whole time]]
* This exchange from ''Manga/SoulEater'', just as Crona is forgiven by Death for furthering the madness that was in Stein. Granted, this series has a lot after the halfway point.
-->'''Nygas''': Medusa. Just what are you doing here?
-->'''Medusa''': I'm not looking for a fight. I surrender.
** The manga has the Great Old One of the Book of Eibon calling Death the Kid; a "[[SoulJar fragment]] of [[TrulySingleParent Shinigami]]."
** There's also the last line of Chapter 88, where the Spartoi kids find out that they've been ordered to execute Crona. Considering that the rest of Chapter 88 was a total filler chapter...yeah. WhamLine.
** 108. Dear Lord, 108. Asura reveals that he too is a fragment of Lord Death, effectively making him Kid's OLDER BROTHER.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': "...that's why I'm going to kill you and see how Miss Suzumiya reacts!"
** Vol.7: "Is this what you are looking for?" [[note]]ItMakesSenseInContext.[[/note]]
** And from ''The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya'': "This is exactly what you wished for."
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a lot.
** Episode 16:
--> '''Mao:''' (to Suzaku) Get your hands off of me, father-killer!
** R2 Episode 5:
--> '''Nunnally:''' Hello? Big brother? Lelouch, is that you. It's me, Nunnally; Can you hear me? I'm coming over there to Area 11 to be the viceroy. Um, is there something wrong? Lelouch, it's Nunnally, your sister!
** R2 Episode 18:
--> '''Lelouch:''' Could that be the weapon Suzaku was talking about? ...''Nunnally!''
** R2 Episode 22:
--> '''Nunnally:''' Listen well, Lelouch and Suzaku. I declare...[[HeroAntagonist you're my enemies from now on]].
** R2 Episode 24:
--> '''Nunnally:''' That's why...I won't close my eyes any longer! (Cue dramatic music change as Nunnally opens her eyes)
** ''Re:''
-->'''Lelouch''': Suzaku, you will kill me.
* ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime'': "Makoto...Have you been time-leaping?"
** And then soon after: "Would you laugh if I told you I'm from the future?
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** A complicated one during the Mahora Festival Arc. Each mage has an [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull invocation they must speak before casting]], Negi's being "Ras tel ma magi scir magistir." While fighting the girl who jokingly claimed to be his KidFromTheFuture, well...
-->'''Negi:''' Give it up! Your advantage is gone, and someone who can't use magic has no chance against me!
-->'''Chao:''' Can't use magic? I wonder about that.
-->'''Negi:''' ''(OhCrap)''
-->'''Chao:''' Spellseals, open. Unlock. ''[InstantRunes]'' Last...tale...my magic scir magistir...
** "You may call me a puppet, but the reality is you too are a sad and pitiful puppet, and puppets cannot oppose or defy the puppet master."
** Another one from 324 spoken by [[InsistentTerminology Ku-Nel Sanders:]] "The one who sleeps there, is the Mage of Beginning: The "Lifemaker"
* ''Anime/GreatMazinger'':
-->'''Kenzo:''' "He’s crying. My son is…My son…! ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]''…!"
* ''Anime/GunXSword'': "Have you seen a man with a claw? Maybe with a young boy?" "Why, yes. He's right over there."
* ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'': "This is what we've been waiting for." Spoken by [[BigBad Enchu]] and [[TheMole Rio]], together.
** At the end of the match against Goryo's group, it seems as though Muhyo triumphed, until he says...
-->'''Muhyo''': Who said we won?
** In the next chapter, as Roji angrily asks Muhyo why he doesn't teach him anything and expresses his own feelings of inadequacy;
-->'''Muhyo''': (to Roji) I suppose now's as good a time as any. I'm putting you on leave until further notice.
** Toward the end of the manga, when it's revealed that Roji's rank is merely provisional.
-->'''Muhyo''': So you're happy with getting fired?
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Chapter 104, what Father says summarizes the WHAM situation the best:
-->'''Father:''' For me to imprison God within my body required enormous energy. And the citizens of this country provided it for me.
** Also, two chapters previously...
-->'''Roy Mustang''': ''"I...can't see."''
** Even before that: Hawkeye talks with Mrs. Bradley, and learns that Selim is adopted from one of their relatives, Hawkeye asks if Selim is one of Mrs. Bradley tells her, "He's the son of some distant relative of my husband." Hawkeye remembers that King Bradley has no relatives, then encounters Selim and confronts him about what she's learned.
-->'''Selim''': I am the '''first''' homunculus. My name is Pride.
** And before any of these:
-->'''Bradley''': "Just as you have the Ultimate Shield...I have the Ultimate ''Eye''."
** Chapter 97, after it was thought that Wrath was dealt with...
-->'''Bradley''': Hello everyone. I see that everything has gotten quite out of hand during my absence. I am coming to personally take back control of my country, and put down this coup.
** Long before ANY of those:
-->'''Edward''': "The raw materials needed for the PhilosophersStone…'''[[PoweredByAForsakenChild are living humans]]!!'''"
* ''Manga/DeathNote'', in the English translation, sets the record for wham-to-letter ratio with this line:
-->'''L''' ''(to Light, [[spoiler:in person]])'': [[spoiler:I am L.]]
** There's also this, from Episode 24, after [[spoiler:Light regains his memories of the Kira murders]]:
-->'''Light''': [[spoiler:Exactly as planned.]]
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': "What if I told you you'd have to kill someone you love when [[TomatoInTheMirror you become]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext the 14th?"]] Cross to Allen, with a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming hug thrown in too. And from a ''[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerkass]]'' no less.
** Later on, a seemingly filler arc becomes suddenly dark with two words that have never been so terrifying: "Good Morning."
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
-->'''Tobi''': The true power of the sharingan...it belongs to me! Madara Uchiha!
** And maybe the biggest one of all in Chapter 397.
-->'''Sasuke''': Why would Itachi do such a thing?
-->'''Tobi''': Don't you get it? He did it...to protect you.
** And one chapter later.
-->'''Tobi''': It is true that he slaughtered the entire Uchiha clan and then fled the Hidden Leaf Village, but it was his mission to do so. He was ordered by members of the Hidden Leaf.
** In Ch 499:
-->'''Kushina:''' I...was the Kyuubi's previous host...
** Even Chapter 1 has a line that changes Naruto's understanding of his past and the course of his entire life.
-->'''Naruto''': What is this decree? Why does everyone else know about it?
-->'''Mizuki''': The decree is no one can tell you the Nine-Tailed Fox is inside YOU!
** Chapter 437 featured one for Naruto:
-->'''Hinata''': I'm not afraid to risk my life for you...because I love you."
-->'''Pain''': *Kills Hinata right in front of Naruto, unleashing the mother of all UnstoppableRage, going straight to [[SuperPoweredEvilSide a six-tailed transformation]]*
** In Ch 590:
-->'''Itachi''': No matter what you become, I will always love you. "
** Chapter 599 has the biggest one to date.
-->'''Kakashi:''' ''[[BigBad You're Obito]]?"
*** There's also the part in which Tobi says that he got his Sharingan from the same battle in which Obito was killed.
** Chapter 600:
-->'''Tobi:''' ''It's because you let Rin die!"
** Perhaps the biggest one of all in Chapter 627 as Sasuke makes his decision:
-->'''Sasuke:''' I'm going to the battlefield. I won't let this village... and my brother... be wasted!
** Also later on in chapter 631:
-->'''Sasuke:''' Many things happened... but I decided to protect the village, and I will become Hokage.
** A minor one, but still pretty funny:
-->'''Haku''': Oh, by the way, [[UnsettlingGenderReveal I'm a boy]].
** In chapter 670:
-->'''Hagoromo:''' You, Naruto. Ashura reincarnated into you.
** Chapter 678:
-->'''Black Zetsu''': Wrong again... The will that is in me is -- '''''[[BiggerBad Kaguya]]'s'''''.
** Chapter 681:
-->'''Black Zetsu''': The story of the ninja is a story that existed in order to revive my mother.
* {{Inuyasha}}
--> [[TheStoic Sesshoumaru]] to a dying [[TragicVillain Kagura]] : [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I knew it was you.]]
** Kanna's dying moment of betrayal to the main cast as [[TearJerker Naraku kills her.]]
--> Kanna: The light. The light will kill Naraku.
* Arguably ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' episode 11:
-->'''Mikado:''' I have neither the power nor wisdom to oppose a foe who won't listen to reason. You won't even give me time to try. And so...I'll rely on numbers!
** From episode 10: I have all the pawns I need
*** Also, in the graphic novel when Simon suddenly punches Izaya in the face and says: Have you ever killed people? I have.
* ''Anime/{{Grave of the Fireflies}}'': After returning from buying food, Seita comes back to a severely ill Setsuko who is delusional and weak. He gives her something to eat and makes dinner, bringing hope that Setsuko would recover. Then, after Seita leaves the scene, leaving Setsuko to lie there with a hunk of melon you think she'd wolf down, he voices over the line: "She never woke up". After that...you pretty much know what happened.
* ''Manga/TegamiBachi''
** Lag sets out on his journey to become a Letter Bee in order to reunite with his mother, as well as Gauche Suede, who had gotten a promotion to go to the capital. When he finally succeeds, he hears this.
--> '''Zaji''': Your delivery is just as good as the record holder. And seeing how Gauche Suede isn't a Bee anymore, you're pretty much at the top.
** Much later, Lag figures out what exactly is wrong with Gauche.
--> '''Lag''': Ever since you woke up, the whole time, you've been lying to us. Everything you said about me and Sylvette...did you learn it all from the letter bullet I shot into you? I believed...the real Gauche had returned. I believed it. Sylvette believes it. But no. You're not Gauche! You're Noir!
** After telling Aria about the true nature of the sun, Hodai Franklin begins talking about Gauche.
--> '''Hodai''': Poor girl. That fellow who was precious to you? His heart...is now part of the light of the world. Yes...He'll never......be whole again!
** Lag's mother delivers a fairly shocking revelation after Lag exposes the "heart" inside her letter.
-->'''Anne''': My family has a certain duty regarding the artificial sun. It is a great burden, but I must carry it out. It is my fate. Our duty... carries a certain title in Amberground. "The Empress."
** When Zazie and Connor find an imprint left by a large scorpion-like Gaichuu.
-->'''Connor''': Laphroaig?! That's... the Gaichuu... that stole your parents' hearts!
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
--> '''Aizen''': I'm sorry. You must have been worried. I'm really sorry. I'm sorry for hurting you so much. There was something I had to do. Thank you, Hinamori. Thank you so much. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness Goodbye.]]
** Chapter 147: Vice-Captain Hisagi looks like he's defeated Fifth Seat Ayasegawa and lectures Yumichika that he should give up because there's no possible way for a fifth seat to defeat a vice-captain and dying in such a pointless fashion would be a terrible death for a member of the battle-loving 11th division. If Yumichika didn't hit the WhamLine quota with his reveal that he's only such a low seat ''by choice'', his reveal that he's also hiding the truth about his zanpakutou surely does.
--> '''Yumichika''': "What I show you now is completely confidential. Take a peek at the true power of my zanpakutou!"
** Another one from Aizen, explaining that he didn't pull a FaceHeelTurn. He was EvilAllAlong.
--> '''Aizen''': "The Aizen you knew...'''never even existed'''."
** Also, as the Captains and Vizard seem to have taken the upper hand against Aizen:
---> '''Ichigo:''' Guys. Guys! [[WhatTheHellHero WHAT THE]] [[TearJerker HELL DO YOU]] [[AlasPoorScrappy ALL THINK]] [[MasterOfIllusion YOU'RE DOING?!]]
** As well as:
---> '''Ichigo:''' Will they go back to the way they were if we were to [[MurderIsTheBestSolution kill Tsukishima]]?!
** When Ishida finally rejoins the battle, Ichigo thinks he was attacked by Tsukishima, and wonders [[FriendOrFoe whose side he is on]]. But then Ishida tells Ichigo who his assailant really was.
-->'''Ishida''': ''The one who cut me...is [Ginjou] standing behind you!''
** After attacking Ichigo from behind, Ginjo delivers the following line, revealing where his motivations lie.
-->'''Ginjou''': ''I didn't become your enemy after being cut by Tsukishima. I let him cut me twice to return back [[EvilAllAlong to who I was]]. And now...your Fullbring is mine.''
-->'''Yukio''': ''You said we'd share.'' After Ginjou uses Ichigo's stolen fullbring, confirming the other Xcution members were in on the plan from the start.
--> '''Ginjou''': "You only wanted to believe, didn't you, Ichigo? Let me tell you the identity of the man behind this scheme...Captain of the 13th Division - JUSHIRO UKITAKE!
** And now in 477, courtesy of Tsukishima:
--> '''Tsukishima''': DON'T DIE!! DON'T DIE, GINJOU!!! GINJOU!!!
** Chapter 484 gives us this
-->'''Sasakibe''': DON'T USE BANKAI ON THEM!
** Chapter 485 gives this:.
-->'''Yuki''': The First Division's Vice Captain Choujirou Sasakibe...died.
** This being in a series that, throughout numerous nearly-hopeless battles against supreme evils, stabbings through the chest, etc., no (good) captain or vice-captain has ''ever'' died until now.
** Chapter 502 gives us this one:
--> '''Haschwald''' "It seems Byakuya Kuchiki has died". Subverted, he lived to tell. Barely.
** Chapter 509:
--> '''Yhwach''' : ....My.....power..isn't..enough....forgive me.....please....Yhwach-sama.
** Chapter 514:
--> '''Yhwach (to Ichigo):''' "Kirge's Jail was made to seal enemies. But it cannot contain a Quincy."
** Chapter 520:
--> '''Shunsui Kyoraku:''' "I'll leave Captain Zaraki to you, Captain Unohana. No...''First "Kenpachi" Yachiru Unohana.''"
** Chapter 521:
--> '''Kirio Hikifune:''' "Next is the Phoenix Palace's Nimaiya Ouetsu. He is the man...who gave birth to the Zanpakuto."
** Chapter 537: Easily the biggest one yet, showing a most shocking betrayal.
--> '''Yhwach''': "Welcome, Uryu Ishida."
** From Chapter 540 we have this truly shattering one:
--> '''Nimaiya:''' "He (Zangetsu) is your Quincy power. That man, is Yhwach from 1000 years ago."
** Chapter 569, suffice it to say, concludes fantastically:
--> '''Rukia:''' [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull Bankai.]] ''Hakka no Togame''.
** Chapter 577, Kenpachi finally unseals his zanpakutou:
-->'''Kenpachi:''' Swallow, ''Nozarashi''.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''
-->'''Precia''': I'll put an end to everything. To all the time this girl was deprived of when I lost her.. and also to the [[ReplacementGoldfish doll I created]] to play as my daughter.
** "You want to know something nice? Ever since I made you...every single moment...''I've despised you.''"
* ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'' Chapter 100: "PCP isn't going to get an anime."
** Chapter 76: "I WANT TO QUIT TANTO!"
** In Chapter 46, Azuki tells Mashiro that she’ll hate him if he doesn’t take time off work until he’s discharged from the hospital, but Mashiro, not believing her, refuses. She then apologizes and says "[[CanNotSpitItOut I've]] been in love with [[ObliviousToLove you]] for eight years, so how could I hate you?", which surprises him, as it is the first time he learns that she had always loved him.
** A subtle one happens in Chapter 122, when Hiramaru's "super-assistant", describing his skills, [[CallBack does so in the same way Nakai did shortly after his introduction]], signaling Nakai's return to the series.
** Chapter 135: The work I want to end is...Crow[[note]]It had been revealed a long time ago that Eiji wanted to end a series, but we just now learn that he wants to end his own series[[/note]].
** Chapter 150: "Well, you could say it's my last act of selfishness as editor in chief"
** Chapter 164: "Congratulations. On Tuesday, September 1st at 4, the anime for REVERSI will start."
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' (manga):
-->'''Kotomine''': "What a disappointment though. I expected more from Kiritsugu Emiya's successor."
** This dialogue.
-->'''Shinji''': Rider...you saved me?
-->'''Rider''': Make no mistake. The false contract between us is at an end. I was merely obeying my master's orders.
-->'''Shinji''': No way! So that means...
-->'''Sakura''': That's right, Nii-san. [[SaveTheVillain I asked Rider to save you]] using my final command mantra.
** Shirou's narration after being told that Saber will recover her mana by resting.
-->"Looking back on it, Tosaka's prediction seems foolish. But at that point in time, how could we have ever imagined... that Saber would not wake up, but would sleep forever?"
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' Season 2: "[[TomatoInTheMirror My Suou is dead!]]"
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''
-->'''Stocking''': I wonder what they do to angels? (or, alternatively...)
-->'''Stocking''': [[EvilAllAlong I'm sorry. But surprise, I'm actually a demon.]]
* ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', final episode: Makoto has received a text message on his cellphone which just says "sorry," followed by a whole bunch of empty lines that scroll down, leading up to one word: "''Sayonara''." Cue ''serious'' OhCrap.
** The manga does this in ''spectacular'' fashion in the last chapter.
--> '''Makoto:''' Sekai! Kotonoha's...
--> '''Sekai:''' [[MurderTheHypotenuse Been stabbed?]]
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
--> '''Kyubey''' (Episode 6): "I never would have thought you capable of throwing your friend off the bridge. That wasn't a sane act, Madoka!" [[note]]Madoka only tossed Sayaka's Soul Gem off the bridge, not knowing that it's a container for Sayaka's soul[[/note]]
--> '''Kyubey''' (Episode 6): "You people are all the same. I don't get it. Why do you people care so much where your souls are?"
--> '''Kyubey''' (Episode 8): In this country they call girls shou'''jo''', and for girls who are growing up to be witches ('''ma'''jo), it's logical to call them "magical girls" ('''Ma'''hou Shou'''jo''').
--> '''Homura''' (Episode 8): I will not allow your plan to succeed, Kyubey...no, Incubator.
--> '''Madoka''' (Episode 11): Homura...I'm sorry.
** Kyubey gets a lot of these. Practically every episode after the third has at least one WhamLine from Kyubey.
** He's not the only one though:
--> '''Kyoko:''' (Episode 6): What the hell is this? [Sayaka]'s dead!
--> '''Madoka:''' (Episode 12): I want to erase every witch before they are born!
** ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion The Rebellion Story]]'' has three, each more shocking than the last.
--> '''Homura:''' I'm sure that this place is a witch's barrier.
--> '''Homura:''' [[TomatoInTheMirror Since when did I become a witch]]?
** And the one that turns everything on it's head...
--> '''Homura:''' [[LoveMakesYouEvil Finally]]...[[{{Yandere}} You're mine]].
* ''Anime/CasshernSins'' episode 13: Braiking Boss gives off ''two'' {{Wham Line}}s.
--> Seems like your memory is coming back. You were bound to find out sooner or later. Now you can take responsibility for what you've done with this planet. '''(towards Ohji)''' Isn't that right, Professor?
--> There's no need for two Suns. That is why I gave the order...for you to kill Luna.
* ''[[LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai Ore Imo]]'' manga, chapter 25: "I'M...DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH MY SISTERRRRRR!!" If you've read the novel or seen the anime, you'll know that things are cleared up, but since the manga chapter ends on a CliffHanger...
* From ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', the truth behind the Evangelion's "armor" is revealed:
--> '''Ritsuko:''' They're binders to suppress Eva's natural power. And now she's shedding them. No one can stop Eva.
** From ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''. Surprising absolutely nobody, Kaworu shows up at the end of an entire movie of OffTheRails [[WhamEpisode Wham Episodes]]. Then...
--> '''Kaworu:''' The time has come [[CanonImmigrant again]], Shinji Ikari. [[MetaGuy This time]], I'll make you happy.
** The reveal of the Eva's dark side in Rebuild...
--> '''Mari:''' Invert controls. Backdoor code: '''[[ExplosiveOverclocking THE]] [[DeadlyUpgrade BEAST]]!'''
** In the first Rebuild movie, there's the moment where Misato reveals Lilith's body to Shinji. A Wham Line because in previous incarnations she didn't know about the body until Kaji revealed it, and only knew it as Adam until Kaworu arrived. Thus raising questions about Misato's possible connection to Seele in this continuity.
** Hell, the third movie is chock-full of these :
--> '''Sakura:''' Thank you for being friends with my brother. I'm his ''younger sister'', Sakura.[[note]]Sakura '''Suzuhara''', who was a child when we saw her in the previous movie. Here she's in her early twenties[[/note]]
--> '''Asuka:''' [[TimeSkip Fourteen years have passed since then. Baka Shinji.]]
** Earlier, the line that sets the tone of the movie :
--> '''Misato'': Ikari Shinji-kun.([[GlassesPull remove glasses]] and [[DeathGlare throws him an icy glare]]) From now on... you'll do nothing.
** The reveal of why Shinji is hated by everyone :
--> '''Kaworu:''' Ikari Shinji-kun, once Awakened, Eva-01 opened the Door of Guf and became the trigger for Third Impact. Lilin call it Near Third Impact. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero It was all initiated by you.]]
** Fuyutsuki gives not one, but ''two'' consecutive ones to Shinji :
--> '''Fuyutsuki:''' This is your mother...Yui '''Ayanami'''.
--> '''Fuyutsuki:''' The Ayanami Rei you know is one of Yui-kun's clones. [[DeadAllAlong She is preserved within Eva-01, the same as your mother.]]
** Near the end of the movie, the one that signified the destruction of Kaworu and Shinji's plans :
--> '''Kaworu:''' This is odd... Both Spears have morphed into the same shape.
** Going back to the original series, from episode 24, we learn the truth behind the AT Field:
--> '''Kaworu:''' "That's right. That's what you Lilin call it. The sacred domain where none may trespass. The light of the soul. Lilin, you know, don't you? That the AT Field is the wall that everyone has in their heart?"
** Earlier that episode:
-->'''Misato''': The Fifth Child...what is he?
-->'''Ritsuko''': He is probably the last Angel.
* In ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'', John Smith admits that he can't take on a Materialized Arika, and so calls for help from TheMole.
-->'''John Smith''': Miss Erstin!
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' Volume 17:
--> '''Third Princess Carissa''': “Begin the invasion. I now have Curtana Original, the sword that decides the king, within my grasp. This makes me, Carissa, the ruler of the United Kingdom. Anyone that does not want to see the country decay under the rule of the previous pacifist queen, stand up of your own will. To bring about the new United Kingdom, leveling some things will be necessary and some destruction will be necessary.”
* In the ''Manga/{{Mai-HiME}}'' manga, Nagi is able to throw his foes into disarray long enough to attempt to escape with the following question.
-->'''Nagi''': This may be odd for me to ask right now, but how did it taste...when you kissed Mai-chan?
** In the anime, Shiho, with the following line, essentially admits to killing Takumi.
-->'''Shiho''': Don't run away! Lose, just like that toad!
* From ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
-->'''Raditz:''' Kakarot... I'm your brother.
** From the next Frieza saga:
-->'''King Kai''': Knock it off! You're all being foolish! You don't know what you're talking about! ''Goku has been using the Kaioken attack the entire time.''
** We have several in the next saga, usually from Trunks, such as:
-->'''Trunks''': You've miscalculated. Son Goku is ''not'' the only Super Saiyan!
-->'''Trunks''': You die ''before then''. You contract a terrible heart disease and pass away.
-->'''Trunks''': (revealing his mother is Bulma) She's right over there.
-->'''Trunks''': What is this thing? ''I've never seen this android before!''
** A notable one in ''Manga/DragonBall'''s Fortunteller Baba arc:
-->'''Bulma''': How come he knew about Goku's weakness being his tail?
-->'''Kame Sen'nin''': Because he is Son Goku's dead grandfather... Son Gohan!
** At the very end of the 22nd World Tournament:
-->'''Goku''': He's dead... Krillin is dead!
** A CrowningMomentOfAwesome and infamous line from Adult Gohan:
--> '''Super Buu:''' So hotshot, you want to fight Majin Buu?
--> '''Gohan:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Fight you]]? No, ''I wanna kill you.''
* ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' has two of these:
** From episode 34:
-->'''Jeanne''': It can't be... Chiaki is Sinbad? And you knew I was Jeanne?
** From episode 41:
-->'''Maron''': Fin, lend me your powers. Deliver my wish to...
-->'''Fin''': No, I wont!
** From Miyako in chapter 27 of the manga.
-->'''Miyako''': The fact that you were Jeanne was obvious to me from the very beginning!
* ''[[Anime/PrettySammy Magical Project S]]'': "Misao, you're Pixy Misa?"
* ''Manga/{{Magic Knight Rayearth}}''
-->Hikaru: "Then tell us why you summoned us to Cephiro?"
-->Emeraude: "I summoned the Magic Knights to Cephiro...so that you could kill me".
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Kaku gives some very unpleasant news when the Straw Hats ask about the Going Merry.
-->'''Kaku''': I'm going to give it to you straight. Your ship......can't be fixed! Not even with our skills!
** Another one from Chapter 550:
---> '''Sengoku''': The truth is...Portgas D. Ace: your father is Gold Roger!
** Whitebeard's FamousLastWords
---> '''Whitebeard''': One Piece...is real!
** In the Dressrosa arc, Sanji gives some unfortunate news that, by revealing that one assumption the alliance had been operating on is no longer true, reveals that the entire plan is falling apart.
-->'''Sanji''': Doflamingo never stepped down from the Shichibukai!
** In chapter 744, we finally get confirmation of something that a huge chunk of the fandom had been hoping was true for almost three years:
-->[[spoiler:'''Sabo''']]: "He was the man that will become the Pirate King...Straw Hat Luffy. [[spoiler:He's my younger brother."]]
* In the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' manga, Edgeworth argues that Bobby Wolfe might have burned down the Den of Spiders if he intended to turn himself in or commit suicide, leaving no one to care for his spiders. Phoenix then argues that his friend Thomas Spitzer could have cared for them.
-->'''Edgeworth''': Well then, why don't we ask him? I would like to call my next witness, Thomas Spitzer. (Cue OhCrap from Phoenix as Spitzer testifies ''for the prosecution''.)
* From Episode 7 of ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'', this line hit's like a bombshell.
-->'''Strength[=/=]The Real Koutari Yuu''': Your greeting is rather late, Mato Kuroi. I see my Strength has been relying on you...My name is Yuu Koutari. Strength is down here right now, just as you are.
* ''Manga/PoorPoorLips''
** After several chapters of funny and heartwarming moments between [[OfficialCouple Nako and Ren]], chapter 49 decides to end with this line:
--> '''Ren''': When this is all settled, I'll be leaving. You've given me one last wonderful memory to take with me.
** Chapter 56 decides to close Volume 3 with an evil CliffHanger:
--> '''Ren''': What point is there in falling in love, [[ArrangedMarriage when I'll be marrying a man of my parents' choosing]]?
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''
** The very last line of volume 11.
--> '''Kiba''': That day, we lost [[OurHeroIsDead Ise-kun]].
** Earlier in volume 3:
--> '''Kokabiel''': Seeing that even after losing the masters you serve, you devils and followers of God can still fight, huh?
--> '''Rias''': ...What do you mean?
--> '''Kokabiel''': Fuhaha, fuhahahahahahahahahaha! That’s right! I totally forgot! The truth wasn’t revealed to you lower guys! Then I will tell you. In the war between the three sides, not only the Yondai-Maou [[GodIsDead but also God died]].
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble''. Harima's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove becomes this when he says it to the wrong girl.
* ''Manga/MiraiNikki''. Akise not being able to speak as his throat has been slit revealing to Yukki via a final message on his phone that Yuno comes from an AlternateUniverse and has already become god once.
* ''I"s'' got one on the last panel of the 45th chapter.
--> '''Takezawa''': I like her.
* ''Anime/DieBuster''
--> "That night, [[Anime/GunBuster Buster Machines #1 and #2 returned, along with their pilots]]. Welcome back."
* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}''. ''"The robot takes your life force as payment."''
** In Episode 16
-->'''Kirie''': I figured it out. I know who's not contracted. Machi, it's you, right?
** In the manga, this line comes up in the middle of a conversation, from a character who wouldn't have said this in the anime.
-->'''Ushiro''': I'm not in the contract.
** During Komo's fight in the manga, another Earth's Koyemshi gives some surprising news.
-->'''Alt-Koyemshi''': Our pilot has run away.
** At the end of Kanji's arc, Kanji realizes who the next pilot is, shocked by the answer. Cut to somebody in Zearth stating "It's me. I'm the next one." It's KANA.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': Retrace LXV is [[WhamEpisode full of them]], but this one stands out.
--> '''Jack Vessalius''': So Glen...why don't you lower that sword...before I kill your cute little servant?
** This line is the first reveal of the fact that [[EvilAllAlong Jack has been lying to]] ''everyone'' the entire manga. It only gets worse from there.
** There's also this little tidbit in Retrace LVIII that shows that Leo is not quite spared from the mess of the story as he seems:
---> '''Glen Baskerville/Levi''': Relax...that thing won't attack you.
** There are several in [[WhamEpisode Retrace LXX]] as well. For the one below, Jack's whole [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech speech]] applies, but this line especially:
--->'''Jack Vessalius''': This body does not belong...to Oz Vessalius.
** And later on in the same chapter, expanding on the Wham Line above, this:
--->'''Jack Vessalius''': Shall I introduce you to him? This is the chain I formed a contract with. Oz, the B-Rabbit.
* Anime/DigimonXrosWars, episode 52:
--> '''Darkknightmon''': Why do you think I discovered the Digi Xros? It was so I could absorb you, brother.
* ''Manga/AiToYuukiNoPigGirlTondeBuurin'', episode 50:
--> '''Karin''': I am Super Pig!
* "[[Film/TheRoom Oh hai]], Creator/AdultSwim! Got the results of the test back -- [[Creator/{{Toonami}} I definitely have April Fool's.]]"
** "Toonami faithful, we heard you. 05.26.12 #toonamiisbackbitches"
** For the people who were wondering if a certain show about [[Manga/{{Naruto}} a certain orange-hued ninja]] was going to return: "The prodigal son has returned!"
** "[[Manga/AttackOnTitan The Titans]]...are...coming."
* ''StellviaOfTheUniverse'', episode 11:
--> '''Yayoi''': Please go find Shippon or she'll be destroyed by Ms. Machida!
* ''TenchiMuyo'', episode 8:
--> '''Washu''': I had a child once.
** That's far from a wham line. This is, in episode 6:
--> '''Washu''': What I think is that's no way to talk to your mother, Ryoko!
** And episode 9:
--> '''Sasami''': I'm not the real Sasami!
** Same episode, wham correction:
--> '''Tsunami''': Sasami didn't really die, Princess Ayake.
* In episode 3 of ''LightNovel/SakurasouNoPetNaKanojo'', where Sorata tells Jin over the phone that he's made up his mind to really leave Sakura Hall instead of just dragging his feet about it. This doesn't sit very well with Mashiro, who overheard the conversation, and plays an [[PleaseDontLeaveMe important role]] in episode 4.
* Near the end of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'':
--> '''Fujitaka Kinomoto''': But then everyone around me fell asleep.
* In OniisamaE, we have one said by Kaoru towards Fukiko, revealing quite the secret to Nanako and the viewer:
-->'''Kaoru''': "But Rei... '''She's your younger sister'''!"
* ''Two'', in ''Manga/KotouraSan'''s DownerBeginning, as both caused Haruka to cross the DespairEventHorizon:
-->'''Kumiko, Haruka's mother''': (Pushes Haruka off on the floor) [[IHaveNoSon I should never have given birth to you.]]
-->'''Nameless lady''', to Haruka: Are you the one who has been feeding that cat? What a nuisance. I took it to a shelter, so don't ever come here again.
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''
** In Episode 8, as things look desperate for Oorai during their match against Pravda, Miho says that perhaps, losing may not be such a bad thing, since she made friends and rekindled her love of tanks. She then finds out the stakes are much higher than she thought.
-->'''Momo''': What are you saying? Our school's gone if we lose!
** In the ''Little Army'' manga, after having had a serious fight with Emi, Miho goes to her house to try to reconcile with her, and offer to challenge Maho's team to a tank battle, only to get a cold reception from Emi.
-->'''Emi's mother''': Such a helpless child...you'll be separated soon, so you should make up.
-->'''Miho''': Eh? What did you mean?
-->'''Emi's mother''': I'm sorry, you didn't know about it yet, right? Actually, we are returning to Deutschland next month.
** Also from ''Little Army'', when Maho shifts from a CoolBigSis to an IceQueen, and also confirms that she did, as Emi said, take the opportunity to shoot down Emi's sister's team's flag tank when it went to save one of hers.
-->'''Maho''': ...Miho. [[IDidWhatIHadToDo What I did was Nishizumi style Panzer-kraft. I gave the order to shoot]]. Was that all you wanted to talk about?
** In Chapter 10 of the main series manga.
-->'''Kikuyo''': Lady Miho, your current actions in Ooarai... the madam knows all of it.
-->'''Miho''': I thought so...
-->'''Kikuyo''': ...That I of all people has to inform you about such matters, I'm hesitant, but... In the semifinals... if Lady Miho happens to lose against Pravda High... Lady Miho... the Nishizumi houshold will... [[IHaveNoSon disinherit you]].
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' is apparently riddled with this and {{Wham Episode}}s:
** For those who previously thought that Keima's capture targets have forgotten, this line from [[spoiler:FLAG 115]]:
--->[[spoiler:'''Kanon:''' I haven't forgotten about you, Keima-kun. I remember everything...]]
** [[spoiler:Chihiro's last line to Keima in chapter 155. "I like you."]]
** The previous line is overshadowed in WHAM-ness in the very next chapter.
---> '''[[spoiler: Ayumi]]'''''':''' I heard you.
** Also in 165...
---> [[spoiler:'''Chihiro:''']] [[spoiler:Please be gentle. It's my first time.]]
** [[spoiler:Chihiro]] just seems to be a machine for these. [[spoiler:As seen in Chapter 181.]]
---> [[spoiler:'''Chihiro:''']] [[spoiler:Ayumi, did you know? Katsuragi is a lying bastard!]]
** [[spoiler:Ayumi]] to Keima after [[spoiler:the Goddess recapture arc in chapter 192]]:
---> [[spoiler:'''Ayumi''':]] [[spoiler:Who are you?[[note]]Thankfully this was an AlternateUniverse and not Keima's real world.]][[/note]]
** The second time that Keima tries and fails to save a suicidal girl (thanks to a GroundhogDayLoop), he asks her to tell him her name before time resets again. Her answer?
---> '''Girl''': [[spoiler:Dokurou]].
** FLAG 266 gives us two.
*** The first one is said early on and with such nonchalance that one may require a double take for it:
---->[[spoiler:'''Elsie''']]: [[spoiler:Also, it was really hard to stop time.]]
*** ...But then we get to WhamLine number two, which is easily the biggest one in the entire manga:
---->[[spoiler:'''Elsie''']]: [[spoiler:You're right! It looks like I was the "[[FinalBoss last boss]]"!]]
** FLAG 267: The final words of the chapter:
--->[[spoiler:'''Keima''']]: [[spoiler:Chihiro... I love you.]]
* ''AbenobashiMahouShoutengai'', [[WhamEpisode Episode 9]].
-->'''Eutus:''' That [[MsFanservice babe]] [[LukeIAmYourFather is your]] ''[[LukeIAmYourFather grandmother]]'', Sasshi.
** The AwfulTruth Revealed.
-->'''Eutus:''' It's true that I summoned [[BackFromTheDead Taizen Fuken]], but its powers were activated because '''[[RealityWarper you]]''', Sasshi [[NiceJobBreakingItHero wanted to nullify someone's death]]. You, Sasshi.
-->'''Sasshi:''' Me? Died? Who died? [[PlotTriggeringDeath Masa?]]
* Eyeshield21:
** No QuarterBack is safe from Gaou, not even ''Hiruma''.
-->'''Hiruma:''' My right arm is dead.
** Who decides to take his place?
-->'''Sena:''' SET!
** Where is the real Eyeshield 21?
-->'''Marco:''' That guy is in Teikoku High!
* In ''{{Anime/Saki}}'', this exchange is the first indication of how severe the estrangement between Saki and her older sister Teru is.
-->'''Sumire''': Don't you have a sister?
-->'''Teru''': [[IHaveNoSon No, I don't]].
** In Chapter 128, Teru makes a surprising reversal of the above.
-->'''Awai''': Saki Miyanaga... is she your little sister?
-->'''Teru''': N...Yeah, she's my sister.
** In ''Manga/SakiShinohayuDawnOfAge'', this comes up after a game of mahjong that Shino plays with her mother and uncle.
-->'''Shino narrating''': The next day, [[MissingMom my mom disappeared]].
** Also from Dawn of Age, after Mafuka gives Hayari her hair pins.
-->'''Mafuka''': I'm getting moved to a hospital in Tokyo, so, you won't be able to see me for a while. Consider it a keepsake.
** From the end of the next chapter.
-->Mafuka Kasugai, (1988-2037), the mahjong idol, died standing at the end of her final live concert.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': "I sacrifice..."
* ''Manga/{{Murasakiiro No Qualia}}'': Chapter 8
--> "A call that should have been impossible... yet I recognized the voice who told me that Yukari would die. The person at the other end of the receiver... was me."
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has had a few, but undoubtedly the shortest line, delivered in the most offhand way, that nonetheless managed to have the hugest impact on the plot, was this one:
-->'''Reiner:''' ''(gesturing to Bertholdt)'' I'm the armoured titan and he's the colossal type titan.
** This from chapter 56 delivered by the man who killed Historia's mother, bringing to light what readers have been wondering ever since Levi showed up:
--->Captain Ackerman: "Do you know of a man named Levi Ackerman?"
**** A few lines later:
--->"I taught Levi quite a bit. That runt is my pride."
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' has several.
** Episode 11:
---> '''Nui Harime:''' "I'm the one who [[YouKilledMyFather killed your father]]!"
** Episode 17:
---> '''Satsuki:''' "[[ReverseMole I, Satsuki Kiryuin, am rising up to overthrow the Life Fibers! Honnouji Academy is the fortress I created in order to defeat you! Remember that, Ragyo Kiryuin!]]"
** Episode 18:
---> '''Ragyo (speaking to Ryuko):''' "And here I thought you were dead, [[LukeIAmYourFather my daughter]]."
* At the end of the eleventh chapter of ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'': [[spoiler:"Half an hour passed and then an hour. Umino Mokuzu [[KillTheCutie never]] [[OffingTheOffspring showed up]]]].
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has one in Chapter 390 that turns a CaptainObviousReveal on its head:
---> '''Silver:''' [[spoiler: My name is DELIORA.]]

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