If an important character, often the BigBad, is an EmotionlessGirl or similar character, chances are that on their deathbed, they'll finally learn how to feel. Accordingly, their last words often reflect this. Often used to show that the character [[NotSoStoic isn't completely emotionless]] but was simply not in touch with their own emotions until now.

Subtrope of FinalSpeech. Sometimes overlaps with ImColdSoCold or AlasPoorVillain.

!!'''As a DeathTrope, all spoilers will be unmarked. Beware.'''


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', as the [[TheStoic previously stoic]] Ulquiorra dies, he discovers the meaning of [[FamousLastWords The Heart]].
* Grimmer in a particularly touching instance in ''Manga/{{Monster}}''.
* The first time [[TheDragon the Captain]] smiles in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is as he dies.
* Kanna from ''Manga/InuYasha'' shows emotion for [[EmotionlessGirl one of the first times in the whole series]] just before she dies.


[[folder: Fanfiction ]]

* In "[[FanFic/BrutalSeries Brutal]]", Russia was relieved that he'd get to see his sister Ukraine again once he dies.


[[folder: Film ]]

* Occurs when Brandt dies in ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''.
* In the film version of ''Film/BattleRoyale'', Kazuo Kiriyama finally feels something when he is killed.
* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'':
** The T-800 says that he finally understands why humans cry.
** T-1000 displays a nice OhCrap face before he's wasted.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* In Creator/RobinHobb's ''Literature/LiveshipTraders'', as a dying Kennit is absorbed into Paragon, his joining with the ship restores the empathy, memories, and emotions that he'd stored away, and he dies finally knowing love and peace.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', this happens with the death of Cora. As her death is precipitated by literally restoring her heart (she removed it years ago), she is able to express her love for her daughter for the first time in Regina's life before she passes away.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', Birdperson shows emotion for the first time upon finding out that his significant other has secretly been enacting a HoneyTrap on him on behalf of the Galactic Federation. Immediately after showing confusion at her betrayal, he is killed when he shoots him multiple times with a laser gun.