Analysis / Wham Line

Common Wham Lines

Wham Lines include, but are not limited to....
  • "So-and-so is dead" or a variant. Sometimes subverted if the character has a Disney Death.
  • "I Lied"
  • "I'm pregnant", "I'm adopting" "so-and-so is pregnant/adopting" or any other line that lets you know a baby is on the way.
    • "The baby's coming"
  • Any sort of confession if the viewers/readers don't know the confessor did it.
  • "Yes" as a response to a proposal.
  • "I'm no man"
  • "Eureka! We thought it was so-and-so, but it was so-and-so all along!"
  • (before revealing a disguise) "I'm not really so-and-so"
  • "We are/I am not/am not in X"