Any Last Words?

Any last words? Didn't think so.
— Item description for Chaotic Executioner Hood in AdventureQuest Worlds

So the villain's got the hero cornered. As a mocking gesture, the villain asks the hero if there are any last words he would like to say before he dies. The hero would often make a snappy comeback, a "The Reason You Suck" Speech or a Pre-Asskicking One-Liner, depending on what's going on or what's going through his mind.

A villain who asks this will usually make a comment on what they think of those last words - whether they're good or bad.

Usually related to Pre-Asskicking One-Liner or Bond One-Liner.


Anime and Manga

Animated Films

Fan Fiction
  • In Sonic the Hedgehog fanfiction Prison Island Break, Head Warden Mephiles asks the injured and helpless Nack the Weasel if he has any last words.
    Mephiles: I'm a decent warden. So do you have any memorable last words, Westhall?
    Nack: Yeah... Guess I'm gonna die the way I lived... at the wrong end of a gun.
    Mephiles: Very nice. Very... poetic. (shoots twice) Now you get to die... all alone.

  • In the climax of Jumanji. Van Pelt has Alan at gunpoint as one of his dice seems to roll endlessly into the basement. As Van pelt asks if he has any words to say before he kills him, the die finally stops rolling and Alan's space moves to the finish line, and he makes his last word "Jumanji!", which causes Van Pelt to get sucked back into the game.
  • In Enchanted, Prince Edward says this when he believes that Robert has kidnapped Giselle.
    Edward: Have you any last words before I dispatch you?
    Edward: Strange words.
  • "HULK... SMASH!"
  • Dredd
    • Judge Anderson is about to be executed by gangmember Kay with her own sidearm.
    Kay: Any last words, bitch?
    Anderson: That's funny, I was about to ask you that... bitch. Kay fires the booby-trapped gun and blows his own hand off.
    • Played with when Judge Dredd is bleeding out after catching a bullet in the gut. The man who shot him is about to finish Dredd off when...
    Dredd: Wait.
    Lex: "Wait?" Are you kidding me? Did you just say, "Wait"? Judge Dredd - THE Judge Dredd - finally gets on the wrong end of a gun and all he says is, "Wait." You know what? I expected more from you. I mean, wait for what? Wait for me to change my mind? Wait for another two or three seconds of life because you are so fucking weak you can't stand to see it end?
    Dredd: No.
    [Anderson shoots Lex from behind]


Live-Action TV
  • In the Family Matters episode "A Pirate's Life for Me", Steve, Carl and Laura are walking the plank and they're asked this when they use Steve's time watch to go back to the present.
    Steve: So long, suckers!
    Captain: That's an odd choice of words.
  • In the Castle episode "Once Upon a Time in the West", the murder is done by the proprietor of an establishment. When Castle confronts him, he pulls out a gun and asks this question. Castle's response: "If I survive this, Iím giving this place a scathing review on Yelp."
  • Doctor Who
    • In "The Crimson Horror", Strax almost executes a horse for getting lost.
    Strax: Horse, you have failed in your mission. We are lost, with no sign of Sweetville. Do you have any final words before your summary execution?
    Horse: (sniffs ground)
    Strax: The usual story...
    • In "The Caves of Androzani", the Doctor and Peri are about to be executed by Firing Squad and are formally asked if they have a 'last declaration'. The Doctor denounces the Kangaroo Court that sentenced them, while Peri says to just Get It Over With.
  • Game of Thrones. In "No-One", Sandor Clegane has An Axe to Grind with the outlaws who massacred his friends, so he uses one to chop an outlaw in the goolies. Naturally it's difficult to deliver some Famous Last Words under those circumstances.
    Clegane: Where's the other one? The one with the yellow cloak.
    Outlaw: (in agony) Fuck you!
    Clegane: Those are your last words, fuck you? Come on, you can do better.
    Outlaw: ...Cunt!
    Clegane: You're shit at dying, you know that?

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