When you kill your enemy, you wanna look straight in his eyes so he knows that you're the one who beat him to death! It also gives you a chance to deal out some really zippy one-liners. Like, "I hope you brought your wallet, 'cause the rent in Hell gets paid in advance!"Or my personal favorite, "You just got Sarged!"
Much later, in the Thousand Year Blood War Arc, Yamamoto gives us this one:
Yamamoto (While being attacked by his deceased comrade's Bankai, which was stolen by a Quincy: Chojiro... You must be so humiliated... Chojiro... I feel your anger... The bankai you honed... IS ABSOLUTELY NOT THIS WEAK!!! (He then incinerates said Quincy down to the bone at point blank range.)
And then, a little after that, the new Big Bad Yhwach turns the tables on Old Man Yama:
That's only his last one, he actually uses "Good bye (Name of the victim)" several times, "Good bye Lind L. Taylor" "Good bye Raye Pember" "Good Bye, Naomi Misora" probably to gloat in the fact that he can kill them because he knows their names.
"Why do you keep looking at your watch?" "Oh that? That's because I'm Kira."
Hellsing's Alucard when he kills Luke Valentine: "I'm a dog? Then you're dog food."
Guts from Berserk: "When you meet your god, tell him to LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE!!!"
Aya gets a number of these in Weiß Kreuz. Particularly notable examples:
"I am neither the devil nor Death. I am just a murderer," just before killing Wunder X.
"Don't look. It's the death of a man whose life is not worth living," to Kaori just before Ken unloads a shotgun into the villain's mouth in the OAV.
When manga artist Rohan Kishibe defeats Cheap Trick in part four of JoJo's Bizarre Adventureby tricking it into getting dragged off to the afterlife. Before it goes, he uses his stand, Heaven's Gate, to open Cheap Trick like a book and write in a command. "I don't know if there is a Heaven or a Hell. But just in case, I will write... GO TO HELL!"
Ed's defeat of the two brothers in Lab 5 fits this. Specifically, his line just before blasting their Animated Armor body in half using Scar's signature trick:
Edward: "I just remembered this guy I don't like."
In the first anime, Roy gets one before killing King Bradley, who has been revealed as a homunculus.
Mustang: "I don't know how long you've lived, Fuhrer, or how many times you've cheated death, but not anymore." *sets Bradley/Pride on fire* "It's the end of the line."
Code Geass gives us Luciano Bradley who ask his victims "Whats the one thing you value the most? That's right — your life," right before tearing them apart with his robot's energy drill. Later Kallen Stadtfeld uses the exact same line before killing Luciano with an even nastier weapon.
Kallen: "What do you value most, Vampire of Britannia? That's right, your own pitiful life!"
Medabots' Metabee ends his fights like this every time his Medaforce is activated in the dub.
At the end of the first episode of the Read or DieOVA, Nancy uses one of these just before she applies an anchor to Otto Lilienthal's glider, sending him spiraling to his death on the Statue of Liberty. "Thanks for flying the friendly skies."
Macross Frontier at the end of Episode 24: "Be scattered to the ends of the galaxy." Delivered by Brera Sterne just before he blows a meter-wide hole in Alto's fighter, which explodes shortly afterward.
In episode 21 of the gag spin-off series The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan, Ms. Mori the maid delivers the following line while in the air, just before drop kicking (and deliberately missing) Tsuruya:
Mori: I'll respect your strength and give you a piece of advice: there's always somebody above you!
Sailor Moon saw the perfect opportunity to destroy the Youma Castor and Pollux when the two demons started bickering amongst themselves. She also saw the perfect opportunity to tell them, "We'll show you some real teamwork!"
Gintama had this memorable line by Gintoki before he defeated Oboro in the Courtesan of a Nation Arc and then used again by Takasugi before killing Sada Sada
Say hello to Sensei for me.
Muska's "Goodbye! Enjoy the ride!" quip in the Disney dub of Castle in the Sky before dropping the soldiers to their deaths.
Subverted and played straight at the same time in a Star Wars: Clone Wars comic. Adi Gallia, member of the Jedi Council member, is dueling General Grievous and her attempted pre-mortem one liner is countered by his actual pre-mortem one liner:
Gallia: You'd better hope they gave you deflector shields.
Grievous: No. Just extra arms. (Crushes her throat with aforementioned arms)
Dalek Sec: I COME FROM A PLACE WHERE GODS ROAM A-MONGST THE STARS, WHERE THERE ARE BEINGS THAT COULD E-RASE ALL OF RE-AL-ITY WITH BUT A ME-RE THOUGHT, THAT COULD BEND TI-ME TO THEIR WILL AND FREE YOU FROM HAVING EVER BEING BORN!! YET, NO MAT-TER HOW PO-WER-FUL THEY ARE, THEY ALL FEAR THE SAME THING.
Dalek Sec: NOT ME. A WO-RD; IT IS A WO-RD THAT CAU-SES SUCH FE-AR, THAT E-VEN THE LORDS OF TI-ME ARE SENT TO THEIR KNE-ES.
Sort of wasted when it's revealed that he didn't have the right code. However, he got another one when he sealed up the machine's exhaust with a coating, saying "When it rains, be sure to put on a coat!"
Transformers: The Movie ends its first scene of the Decepticons slaughtering the Autobots on their way to Autobot city with Megatron saying this before he finishes off Ironhide: "Such heroic nonsense."
Dirty Harry has his famous speech, which is actually an offer for his enemy to surrender. The second time he gives it, at the end of the film, is very much in keeping with this trope, as Harry Callahan is in no mood to let Scorpio live after all he's done:
Harry: I know what you're thinking, punk. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, I've forgotten myself in all this excitement. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself a question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?!
In GoldenEye when Trevelyan asks: "For England, James?", Bond replies: "No, for me".
In Tomorrow Never Dies Bond tells the media mogul villain: "You forgot the first rule of mass media, Elliot! GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!".
Earlier, to a Torture Technician sent to kill him: "Wait! I'm just a professional doing a job!" "Me too."
In The World Is Not Enough Bond tells Renard (given some time earlier he revealed that he killed his partner/lover, Elektra): "She is waiting for you!"
Gustav Graves from Die Another Day tells Bond: "Time to face destiny." After he is sucked by the opened door of the airplane and is hanging from it, Bond replies: "Time to face gravity."
In Diamonds Are ForeverAmbiguously Gay (though confirmed in the book, only hinted at in the movie) hitmen Mister Wint and Mister Kidd come up with a few during their repeated attempts to kill James Bond. For example, when they try to burn him alive:
Albert Wint: Very... moving. Charles Kidd: Heartwarming, Mr. Wint. [Wint and Kidd begin to leave Slumber, Inc. as the casket in which they had sealed James Bond inches closer to the retort] Alber Wint: A glowing tribute, Mr. Kidd.
Coming across Bond a second time, right before taking him to what they this time assume to be his final resting place in an unfinished pipeline, they quote the proverb "If at first you don't succeed, try and try again." For their third and final attempt, there is of course the unforgettable Bombe Surprise.
In Licence to Kill, after seeing that Krest's goons had killed Sharkey, Bond flips, grabs a spear gun and shouts "Compliments of Sharkey!" before spearing one of said goons, destroying their drug stash and stealing a plane carrying several million dollars intended for Franz Sanchez.
Sanchez himself has one after two of the tanker trucks are destroyed.
Frank Nitti: I said your friend died screaming like a stuck Irish pig. Now you think about that when I beat the rap. Eliot Ness(pushing Nitti off the roof): Did he sound anything like that?
True Lies: "You're fired", just as Arnie fires a missile on his Marine Harrier fighter, from which a terrorist who attempted to blow up Miami is hanging, sending it through a building and into a terrorist helicopter. After a prolonged fight on the Harrier.
Nicolas Cage in a similar situation in The Rock (though firing at the enemy): "Well, I only bring it up because, uh, it's you. You're the Rocket Man."
He also does one while "force-feeding" Deadly Gas to a mook: "Eat that, you fuck!"
Inigo Montoya: Offer me money. The Six-Fingered Man: Yes! Inigo Montoya: Power, too, promise me that. The Six-Fingered Man: All that I have and more. Please... Inigo Montoya: Offer me anything I ask for. The Six-Fingered Man: Anything you want... Inigo Montoya: I want my father back, you son of a bitch!
The Beast Of War (1988). The Soviet tank crew leave Koverchenko tied to a rock for the Afghan rebels after he threatens to report them. As one of them places a grenade with the pin out under Koverchenko's head he says: "If you want anything, just nod."
In Hot Fuzz...well, let's just let the main characters explain it.
Danny Butterman: How's Lurch? Nicholas Angel: He's in the freezer. Danny: Did you say "cool off"? Nicholas: No, I didn't say anything actually. Danny: Shame. Nicholas: There was a bit earlier that you missed when I distracted him with the cuddly monkey, then I said "playtime's over," and I hit him with the peace lily. Danny: (pumps shotgun) You're off the fuckin' chain!
According to Word of God, the pun "rest in peas" didn't even occur to them until a friend mentioned it after the first screening.
What about the scene with the kid shoplifting biscuits? Inspector Butterman tells Nicholas that he'll get his "just desserts." Of course, it's only revealed to be a Pre-mortem One Liner late in the movie, when Nicholas finds the boy's body buried with the rest of the NWA's victims. Then again, most of Skinner's comments prior to the nasty "accidents" that make up the first two thirds of the film might well apply.
"It's not your village any more!"
In I, Robot Detective Spooner's last exchange to V.I.K.I. is like this:
V.I.K.I.: You are making a mistake. My logic is undeniable.
Detective Spooner: You have so got to die. He then injects nanites into V.I.K.I, killing her.
In Iron Man 1 Tony Stark tries this several times. The first, after being hit (in a primitive Iron Man suit) with a lot of bullets, he hisses, "My Turn!" and proceeds to cause lots of explosions in a munitions dump.
Later with an improved version of the suit, he punches through a wall to get at one of the terrorists who had imprisoned him, pulls him through the wall, and drops him in front of the villagers saying, "He's all yours."
This one from the end of Blade: "Some motherfuckers are always tryin' to iceskate uphill."
Or the line from Blade II "You obviously do not know who you are fucking with!"
Transformers: Optimus Prime's "Give me your face!" (would qualify if he hadn't meant it literally...) "I rise, you fall!" kinda counts, as The Fallen is dying as Optimus says it.
Another literal example: "You want a piece of me, Megatron?! You want a piece?!" "NO! I want TWO!"
In Dark of the Moon Optimus has a literal and simple one with Shockwave ("You die!") and two others in succession:
Megatron: Besides, who would you be without me, Prime?
Optimus Prime: Time to find out. (closes face mask and kills him)
Dibs: I've got the power! I've got the treasure! Carrigan: And you have a flight to catch! Dibs: Huh? [Carrigan flings Dibs out the window]
An indirect albeit amazingly badass example can be found at the end of Batman Begins, when Batman leaves Ra's Al Ghul stranded on a train that's about to crash and explode:
Batman: I won't kill you... but I don't have to save you.
There's also one (though the person on the receiving end survives) from Scarecrow when he sets Batman on fire.
Scarecrow: Oh, having trouble? Take a seat. Have a drink. You look like a man who takes himself too seriously. You want my opinion? You need to lighten up.
The Joker gets some in Tim Burton's Batman. First, an Ironic Echo variation as Jack Napier, when he kills Corrupt Cop Eckhart; "Think about the future!", then in his introduction proper as the Joker ("You can call me... Joker. And as you can see, I'm a lot happier."). Later he hangs a lampshade on his one-liner before shooting Bruce Wayne, not knowing that he's, well, Batman;
"Did you ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? I say that of all my prey. I just like the sound of it."
May not sound like much, but it is probably the cruelest thing that you could possibly say to the man, considering his obsession with passing on his family legacy. Considering him, it doubles as Mercedes'sCrowning Moment Of Awesome.
T-Bird gives one to himself that is rather fitting, as it was from Shelly's book that he took on the night he and his colleagues murdered her: "Abashed the devil stood, and felt how awful goodness was."
The 1991 biker film Stone Cold:
"Chains" Cooper:This reminds me of my father's last words: "Don't son, that gun is loaded!"
The Running Man: Stalker Buzzsaw is about to cut Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in half with his chainsaw and says, "I love this saw. It's a part of me. Now I'm gonna make it part of you." Richards turns the chainsaw back on him and before lifting it in between his legs to cut him half, says "That's okay. Keep it."
The Devil's Advocate has versions of this, notably several pages worth by John Milton as his demons pursue Eddie Barzoon (although the speech is not for the benefit of Barzoon). Also, Kevin Lomax's simple statement of "Free will", before launching his kamikaze ploy.
Unknown: "I didn't forget everything. I remember how to kill you, asshole."
Pikey: If you want your friend to hear you, you'll have to talk a lot louder than that. [Boom, Headshot]
Paul: A comedic variant. One of the guys in pursuit of the titular alien, a God-botherer of the first degree, yells out to another pursuer that he's on a mission from God. Said Agent gives us this gem: "Tell him you failed!" Boom, Headshot. Either to mess with the audience, or because some form of Laser-Guided Karma is involved, the shooter goes over a cliff shortly afterwards, while the shootee survives because his bible stopped the bullet.
Con Air has "You're not getting near my daughter. Buckle up!" and "Cy..." "...onara!"
Hollow Man: "Go to Hell" (just as she drops him into an... inferno)
Innerspace: "Well buddy, this is how I spell relief!"
Laufey: It's said you can still hear and see what transpires around you. I hope it's true, so that you may know your death came at the hand of Laufey. [Loki strikes him down from behind] Loki: And YOUR death came by the son of Odin!
Harry: I never made it to the sixth grade, kid. And it doesn't look like you're gonna, either.
Considering the gun was covered in varnish, he wouldn't have been successful in shooting him anyway, as proven when he tries to shoot the pigeon lady.
The 1984 vigilante film Savage Streets has a fairly awesome one from Linda Blair's tough-girl character Brenda, who has gone vigilante on a street gang who has raped one of her friends and murdered another. The recipient of this line has just threatened to rape her and then cut her into little pieces:
Brenda: Sounds nice and kinky to me. Too bad you're not double-jointed.
Brenda: 'Cause if you were, you'd be able to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye! [launches a crossbow bolt into Fargo's neck]
Iron Man 3 has one when Tony is about to kill the Mandarin. Subverted due to Killian surviving the initial blast.
Tony: JARVIS, do me a favour and blow the Mark 42.
Percy: "I’d like you to meet my friend Terminus. He’s a god." *thunk*
Frank also has a good one on Alcyoneus
Frank: "Welcome to Canada, idiot."
In Michael Crichton's Timeline, the douchey Big Bad's attempt to mock the hero turns back against him. He had been telling the hero he would have to 'watch his death happen,' but when the hero finds a way to burn him alive before exploding him into pieces, he charmingly repeats the Badman's douchey line 'Watch it happen,' which sounds infinitely more badass in our hero's mouth.
In an otherwise thoroughly disposable trash novel in a series I think was called The Wingman:
Wounded, Half-Dead Adversary: Am I going to die?
WHDA: How can you be sure?
Wingman: Because I'm going to pull this trigger.
In Hamlet: "Follow my mother," as Hamlet kills Claudius. Damn that was cathartic.
In some versions when the above line is cut, the PMOL duty falls to the equally cathartic "The point envenomed too? Then venom, TO THY WORK!"
In the Alex Rider book Crocodile Tears, Desmond McCain, the villain, is about to shoot Alex, and says "You're going on a short journey to Hell." Alex has, in fact, just sent a barrel of petrol with an armed explosive device rolling towards him, and just before it explodes, killing him instantly, he replies to this with "Let me know what that's like."
From The Traitor's Hand: "Impersonating an Inquisitor is a capital offence."explanation The subject is a Slaanesh cultist wearing a glamour that makes her look like your ideal sexual fantasy. She appeared to Cain as Amberley Vail, his Inquisition editor and sometime lover.
Oscar Saint-Just: So now what? A big show trial before the execution? Proof of my 'crimes' for the Proles and the newsies? Thomas Theisman: No. I think we've had enough of those sorts of trials. Good-bye, Citizen Chairman.
Shadow of Freedom raises the stakes with this conversation between Sir Aivars Terekhov and Brigadier Yucel:
A particularly dark one that later becomes a plot point from Roose Bolton before he slays Robb Stark.
Roose: Jaime Lannister sends his regards.
Ser Gregor Clegane, before he crushes Oberyn Martell's skull.
Gregor: Elia of Dorne. I killed her screaming whelp. Then I raped her. Then I smashed her fucking head in. Like this.
Littlefinger to Lysa:
Littlefinger: Only Cat.
In Sidhe-Devil, Rudi Bergmonk catches the man most responsible for him being forced to kill his eldest brother. The guy tries to surrender. Rudi, a crook who's working with Doc Sidhe only in order to avenge his brother, replies, "You've mistaken me for one of the good [guys]." Bang.
A slight subversion in Eoin Colfer's The Wish List, considering both people involved are already dead. Meg Finn has earned her final reward and is on the fast track up the tunnel towards Heaven, but the dog/human hybrid spirit of Belch Brennan attempts to drag her in the opposite direction, prompting (according to Saint Peter afterwards) the first instance of violence in the tunnel, accompanied by this:
Belch, you can go to Hell! (kick to the face)
From the Old Icelandic Saga of Grettir the Strong: Thorfinn had made a botched attempt on Thorgeir's life and left his axe behind. Years later, cue the following exchange:
“Here I bring you your axe!”, said Thorgeir. Then he struck at Thorfinn's neck and cut off his head.
Warrior Cats: One notable example is Firestar's final line before killing Tigerstar's spirit in The Last Hope:
Firestar: You lived like a rogue. You can die like a rogue!''
In Hogfather, Death gets in one when taking down the Auditors:
And now there remains only one final question. Have you been naughty...or nice? Ho, ho, ho.
In the Repairman Jack book Fatal Error, Jack gets ambushed and held at knife point by some guys who describe how they're going to torture him to death. Earlier in the scene, he tells them that if you're in a fair fight it means you didn't prepare enough. When he breaks free and pulls a gun out, he says, "You didn't prepare enough" before shooting them. This is especially awesome because Jack doesn't usually do one-liners, being a pragmatic fighter.
From The Bible (Judges 3:20-23): "Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his palace and said, 'I have a message from God for you.' As the king rose from his seat, Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly."
From Mickey Spillane's I, The Jury, the hero detective Mike Hammer has just shot the villain: "The roar of the .45 shook the room. Charlotte staggered back a step. Her eyes were a symphony of incredulity, an unbelieving witness to truth. Slowly, she looked down at the ugly swelling in her naked belly where the bullet went in. "How could you?" she gasped. I had only a moment before talking to a corpse, but I got it in. "It was easy," I said.
24 season three, "No, you don't," as Jack kills Nina.
Chuck has Roark saying "Hmm, real Shotgun Wedding," just before shooting Chuck at his sister's wedding, then immediately lampshading it by adding, "Just think, that terrible pun is the last thing you'll ever hear."
NCIS has a version: at the end of an episode (Mind Games), Gibbs says "Enjoy Hell" to an unrepentant Serial Killer whose execution is imminent.
"You have thirty seconds to live, Salim." *chuckle* (Truth or Consequences)
That phrase, previously uttered a couple of times - in less dramatic circumstances - by a vampire (and thus explicitly evil) version of Willow from an alternate timeline, is a signal of how far "our" Willow has gone to the Dark Side.
Buffy herself was so well known for offing baddies with one-liners that they lampooned it several times - examples include "Anne", where Xander and Willow fail in making good puns: "I've always been amazed with how Buffy fought, but in a way, I feel like we took her punning for granted", and in "Bargaining", by having the BuffyBot screw up pun attempts.
Buffy herself Lampshaded her tendency to do it in "Helpless" - "If I was at full Slayer power, I'd be punning right about now."
Raidon gives one to Buffy, but Satsu gives him one right back when she saves Buffy.
In the Doctor Who episode "The Poison Sky", a Sontaran commander gloats over a captured UNIT officer about how Sontarans are superior warriors because the weak spot on the back of their neck means they must always face their enemies. Later the tables are turned and the captives are fighting free. The officer spots the Sontaran leader who gloated, approaches him from behind, and:
Colonel Mace: You will face me, sir!
Sontaran turns in surprise and immediately gets gunned down while facing him.
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Rita tries her hand at this during the arc where Kimberly is transitioned out of the show to be replaced by Kat, but it's subverted because Kimberly doesn't die, she just suffers a concussion.
Rita:This'll ruin Kimberly's chances of being in the Pan-Global Games.
"That was the lesson. The lesson is: follow orders." ::stab::
The Victim of the Week gets one in the Criminal Minds episode "Open Season". Two brothers who have been hunting and killing people in Idaho National Forest their whole lives kidnap an unprepared girl off the side of the road in another state, then release her, telling her they're going to 'have a little fun' before letting her run so they could track her down. By the end, she has stabbed one brother so he dies of his wounds, and she attacks and stabs the other, with the BAU finishing him. As the second man lays dying, she sits next to him and stares into his face.
Bobbi: How's it feel, you son of a bitch? Looks like I had all the fun. <the killer dies>
Arrow gets an awesome one when fighting The Count.
Marvelous: You can whine about it to your son in the afterlife!
In the epilogue of the Person of Interest episode "The Devil's Share" The Don Carl Elias appears in Dirty Cop Simmons' hospital room. Simmons killed Detective Carter in the previous episode and Elias is here to exact vengeance because he liked her.
Elias: I'm not gonna kill you, Simmons. He is. (Elias' right-hand Anthony Marconi comes out of the shadows with a garrote.) I'm just gonna watch.
A rather dark one is given by David in This Is War when he puts the barrel of his gun into the mouth of a vampire younger than him, and says "Your fault" before pulling the trigger
Jekyll and Hyde: "Bad news from God, Teddy."
Most of Hyde's victims get this treatment, including "General, I'm happy to inform you that you have been relieved from your duties... All of them!", and "You shouldn't wear your diamonds out on the street; you never know who you might encounter!", and all of them happen during short breaks in which the music gets softer in a big musical number.
Even Shakespeare employs this in Richard II when the titular monarch fights off his own assassins, dispatching one with the line "Go thou and fill another room in hell."
Subverted in the Jaws ride, the skipper says, "Eat THIS!" while firing at the shark while it's getting electrocuted, but it's soon after revealed that the shark survived this, albeit briefly.
EVAC in Transformers: The Ride says, "He wants the Allspark? He can have it!" before killing Megatron with the Allspark.
From Batman: Arkham Origins, Bane attempts to kill Batman and says, "May you find the peace in death that you did not have in life." Instead, he gets the response, "I'm not looking for peace," just before his heart is stopped with electricity. Don't worry, Batman revives him afterwards.
Sho: You owe me your life, you said. Then I guess it's fine if I collect my debt now?
In Neverwinter Nights 2 Mask of the Betrayer, you get to say one ironically to the former god of death, Myrkul, just before you destroy him for good.
Myrkul: ...In all you do, you glorify me, spirit-eater... you stoke the embers of my soul.
PC: And now, I will snuff those embers out. Farewell, Myrkul.
There's at least one example in Deus Ex. After using Gunther's killphrase and setting off a bomb inside him, JC finishes the conversation with a sarcastic "Sticks and stones..."
Killing Floor's Patriarch's "One in the pipe!" commonly ends with rocket launcher-induced death of at least one squad member
Warcraft III, as Arthas prepares to run Terenas through with his sword:
Terenas: What is this? What are you doing, my son? Arthas: Succeeding you... father.
World of Warcraft: Subverted in the Lich King fight, when he has taken the time to make this very long speech that all of the players he killed with his Sealed Badass in a Can would stay dead. Sadly, he forgot to kill one NPC, which turns his Evil Plan into a free kill.
Mass Effect 1 has one (probably more, knowing Shepard) in Bring Down the Sky; after doing something morally questionable to catch a bad guy, the bad guy asks Shepard "Who's the real terrorist?" to which Shepard replies, "You. But you're dead." BLAM!
Thanks to the interrupt system, the second game features even more opportunities to do this. Like telling a ranting krogan "You talk too much" before shooting at the tank of flammable gas he's unwittingly standing over.
No More Heroes is full of these. "It's open mic night in Hell, old man."
The most ironic of all has to be the one after Bad Girl's fight, she refuses to lose, so she starts beating Travis up with her bat with his sword through her chest. The last thing Travis says before she dies is "I give up, you win!"
At the start of a battle in Final Fantasy X-2 (and occasionally before casting spells or using similar special abilities), the girls toss one-liners between themselves, which are context-sensitive depending on the enemy. Clearly the spirit of Woolsey had a hand in them, because there's Shout-Out after Shout Out.
And at the end, you get some good ones too, including a Marx Brothers reference:
Odin: Mine obsidian blade shall split atwain the threads of thy future, whilst its crimson fuller shalt channel the lifeblood of thy past. Now wail as thy soul is strewn across the plains of Valhalla!
In every Devil May Cry game (except for Devil May Cry 2) the Big Bad would always be finished off by the main character saying "Jackpot", though the line in question is only optional in the fourth game.
In Halo: Reach, a truly outstanding moment of badassitude- Emile, after manning the mass driver, and giving the Covies hell, has a Phantom drop two Zealots over. What does he do? Well, he manages to shotgun one of them in the face, before being impaled by the others' Energy Sword. Undeterred, he stabs the other Elite in the neck with his signature, pulling off this epic line:
Emile: "I'm ready! How 'bout you?!"
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood: Cesare Borgia says this as Ezio has cornered him on the tower in Viana and grabbed him by the throat: "I will lead mankind to a new world! You cannot kill me! No man can murder me!" Ezio coldly responds "Then I leave you to the hands of Fate." before throwing him off the tower.
Altaïr was little more than a murdering bundle of one-liners, but his best was directed at Majd Addin.
Nolan: "What do you say, buddy? Punch out now, and I'll give you a job... scrubbing toilets!"
McClair: "Thanks... I'll pass."
Portal 2: I already fixed it! And you are not coming back!
During the fight, if you let Rick the Adventure Sphere talk long enough, he will eventually ask if you have a "Cool Line" prepared for when you kill Wheatley. After some unsuccessful attempts to think one up himself, he will try to invoke one by asking Chell to get Wheatley to say "You two have been a thorn in my side for long enough!", reminding you to do so as he is plugged in. Once all three cores are plugged in and the final part of the fight starts up, Wheatley's dialogue will have now changed slightly to include Rick's setup line verbatim. Rick then delivers his "Cool Line". It's... a little underwhelming.
Regina in the first Dino Crisis to the T. Rex: "End of the line for you, handsome... You're extinct!"
Probably one of the most epic uses of this trope ever in Metroid: Other M, added into the climax of Super Metroid in a manner that shows the fury Mother Brain unleashed by killing the baby Metroid in front of Samus.
Shiki: You're not scared, are you? The path called death is something you're familiar with. If there's a difference now, it's only one thing - this time, you can't come back.
Two of the three endings to the Mystery Island Quest in Kingdom of Loathing have Bond One-Liners. The third, and hardest to get (a few small mistakes, and it can become impossible to get) instead have this trope: the player character points out that even with all the shouted accusations, thunder, rain, etc, The Big Wisniewski and The Man have forgotten one little thing in their dramatic final battle: "Explosions. Giant explosions in slow motion.". Said missing element is quickly introduced by the player, courtesy of a pirate flaregun.
Grimskull: I ain't finished with you yet, Space Marine! Titus: But I am finished with you, Ork.
Roger to the endodroid in Space Quest 6: "Frosta la keister, baby!" Of course, since not only the line but the whole subplot is a Shout-Out to Terminator 2, the endodroid, like the T-1000, can recover from being frozen and shattered.
Scorched Earth has an option for talking tanks, which can have them delivering these just before firing. The lines are stored in a text file, so you can easily go and add your own.
The line is especially potent, because in the course of this game the 'Named NPC Death Count' gets into staggering numbers (including one PC), AND the Big Bad just tore the world a new one before you reseal him.
Tomb Raider has a few, notably at the end of TRIII, when Willard is telling Lara his plans.
Lara: Your perception of good timing is... bad.
Unfortunately, she fails to kill him at the time, as he throws a table at her.
In The Punisher for the PS2, mooks, upon being "interrogated", will beg for their lives resulting in a flashback for the Punisher. This trope can be played straight or inverted, depending on the player choice.
"I have a family!"
Punisher:(Kill) Everybody does. (BANG) Punisher:(Mercy): Then go back to them.
"I'm just a soldier!"
Punisher:(Kill) That's no excuse. (BANG) Punisher:(Mercy) You're in the wrong army.
"I ain't ready for a coffin!"
Punisher:(Kill) No one ever is. (BANG) Punisher:(Mercy) It's still waiting for you.
"There's gonna be a massacre!"
Punisher:(Kill) You're right. (BANG) Punisher:(Mercy) Don't be a part of it.
Parodied in episode 33 of the machinima series Red vs. Blue, when Church pulls off a string of these at O'Malley while Tex mutters in the background - "You're a real headache-" "What?" "-and I've got a gun full of aspirin." "That was terrible!" "It's time to split, -" "Now that's just embarrassing." "-personality..."
Also, one of the Red vs. Blue bonus videos, called "Sargeisms", was entirely dedicated to Sarge giving off large quantities of Bond and Pre-Mortem One-Liners.
From Church's string of one-liners: "I've got half a mind to kill you— and the other half agrees."
Subverted in episode 3 of Revelation. Sarge aims his gun and begins to deliver his one-liner, only to fire before he's finished the sentence.
Sarge: Agent Wash, you just got- *explosion* Damn it! I messed up my one liner!
"A properly-executed pre-mortem One-Liner is vital to our health. It intimidates our enemies, pumps us up, and most importantly, that little satisfaction from some quick wit goes a long way in keeping us from buckling under the stress of it all."
Further parodied when Gordito tries to put this advice into practice and starts giving one liners witheverykill.
Azazel: You're old. Washed up. Your power is MINE.
Umbra: I don't think so. *puts Azazel in a Neck Lift* I'm a Greater Demon. Absorbing me won't kill me. But, you're just an Eidolon. Granted a powerful one, but not a Greater Demon. Not a Greater Demon at all. *proceeds to begin drainig Azazel of his life force* Your overconfidence is your undoing. *drops Azazel, who falls into a Crucified Villain Shot and turns into dust* *Umbra walks away without a word*
Awesomely, awesomely subverted in Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys. The villainous Rhesus-2 (voiced by Malcolm McDowell) has our heroes cornered. He says, "This is the moment where I say something clever, then kill you." (Beat) "Sorry. Nothing clever comes to mind." (Rhesus fires his blaster into the camera; cut to commercial).
Batman: "Rise and shine. (activates a solar-machine)"
The true Pre-Mortem One-Liner comes just after he activates the solar machine as Dracula realizes how he got the solar machine.
Dracula: "You are... Bruce Wayne!"
Batman: "And The Batman. And you're dust". (Cue bat-silhouette with the cape, then a final drop kick.)
From Batman Beyond, when Mr Freeze was revived, he went on a rampage, and killed the doctor who revived and later betrayed him, using an Ironic Echo of her own words.
Mr. Freeze: Remember: There may be some momentary discomfort.
Used right before Kim Possible kicked Shego into an Electric Transmission Tower from a 20 store building in The Movie:
Kim: Do you know what I really hate?
Shego: That your... date melted?
Kim: Nah... you!
Disney's Doug pokes fun at this with the movie-within-a-show Target Man. The lines are particularly cheesy. "Don't lose your head over it. <blam> Oops. Guess you did." "Breaking up is hard to do. <Blam>" "Make a wish. <Blam>"
In The Simpsons episode "Itchy & Scratchy Land", before Bart dispatches a robotic mascot with a camera flash he says: "Hey mouse... Say Cheese!"
He immediately lampshades this by saying "With a dry, cool wit like that, I could be an action hero..."
And is further parodied later when Homer, doing his own fair shake of robot-mascot-slaying, yells "Die, bad robots! Die!... and then chuckles and says "With a dry, cool wit like that, I could be an action hero." Everyone ignores him.
In fact Bart cuts him off before Homer finishes.
In "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie", Bart is impersonating a Bond villain while melting a plastic 007 action figure in the microwave: "Stick around, Mr. Bond. Things are really starting... to cook."
When Mel Gibson did his remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and goes on a shooting rampage: All those in favor, say die!
Homer delivers some one-liners while taking down some zombified historical figures. These include, "Eat Lead Einstein" and "Show's Over Shakespeare".
The best was from an episode where Wolfcastle played a CIA agent posing as a nerd for some reason or another. After getting taunted by some jocks, he quips "The geek shall inherit the earth!"...and throws one of them through the other.
McBain bursts out of an ice-sculpture of Venus DiMilo: Ice to see you! This was before Batman & Robin too.
The Joker: Hey boys! Stop me if you've heard THIS ONE before! *Fires his gun while doing an Evil Laugh*
Archer: It's a Running Gag that eponymous hero and James Bond expy Archer is terrible at these. He usually winds up pausing and saying, "Wait ... damn. I had something for this." On one occasion when he was stumped he went with "Eat grenade, stupids!"
He has a great one at the end of "The Placebo Effect".
Parodied in Codename: Kids Next Door in Operation LICE. Numbah Five is just moments away to pressing the (nacho) cheese purge button (which is the poison to the lice) as a giant mother lice was eating her ponytail. All of the sudden, Numbah Two comes in, all battered and covered by baby lice, screaming:
Numbah 2: STOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!
Numbah 5 & Lice Monster: Huh?
Numbah 2: You gotta say something cool first! Like: Say cheese, bub! Or Cheez to meet you! (Numbah 5 reaches over to press the button) Waitwaitwait! How about this one? Cheese! (BOOM!)
Even better, Numbah 5 and the monster actually share a "What is wrong with this guy?" look before she pushes the button. wh
Ashely from Sector Z says "This is going to be delightful!" before her and her friends/team fight the zombified Sector V.
Journey to Saturn has "bund eller resten i håret" Translation bottom up, or the rest goes in your hair.
One episode of Rick and Morty had Jerry delivering both Pre- and Post-Mortem One Liners to a grasshopper mutant, neither of which having anything to do with the mutation.
Jerry: (brandishing a crowbar) Call me Mr. Crowbar, and this is my assistant, who is also a crowbar!
Mutant: That's just stupid.
Jerry: (after killing the mutant) Yeah, well look where being smart got you.
Earlier in the show, Poncho had a good one also:
Poncho: (Holding a lit match) Hey, gonorrhea, how's THIS for a burning sensation?!?
Avatar: The Last Airbender Subverted in the Grand Finale, when the Avatar makes it very clear it intends to kill Ozai, but Aang stops what would have been the last attack before it hits Ozai. Even with the subversion, it was pretty awesome.
Avatar: Fire Lord Ozai! You and your forefathers have devastated the balance of this world! And now, you shall pay the ultimate price!
Zaheer: Maybe I forgot to mention something to you. I don't believe in queens.
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker: When the Joker has Terry pinned and tells him to "Laugh it up now, you miserable little punk!", Terry responds with this before electrocuting the chip that holds his consciousness in Tim Drake's body.
Terry/Batman Beyond: Ha. Ha.
In The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Victor, about to shoot the Were-Rabbit with a golden bullet shaped like a root vegetable: "Eat carat, bunny boy." Fortunately, it was subverted.