Yotsuba wishes you a pleasant journey.
You give my regards to St. Peter. Or whoever has his job, but in Hell.
A common dialog just before dying, or more commonly, just before attempting to kill someone (or, in a combination of the two, in a situation where you expect to die and just want them to die too
). Usually provokes a creative response, such as: "No thanks, already been there" (sometimes really
), "It wouldn't be Hell without you.", "Sounds better than being here with you.", and so on.
Basically a We Will Meet Again
that extends beyond the grave.
Can be played for Tragedy
seeing how all the speakers of this line apparently fully expect to end up in a place of eternal torment when they die.
A subtrope of the Pre-Mortem One-Liner
. Compare Give My Regards in the Next World
and Welcome to Hell
, the latter of which is (usually) less literal. Also compare I'm Going to Hell for This
, where a character admits THEIR actions will send them to Hell, and Dying Declaration Of Hate
. Contrast You Are Worth Hell
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Anime and Manga
- The Captain Harlock movie Arcadia of My Youth. After losing a starship duel with the Arcadia, Harlock's Worthy Opponent suggests that when they meet again in Hell, they should go for a drink together.
- Seen in Fullmetal Alchemist with Greed's death.
- Also, one of the most ironic versions of this trope come into play during King Bradley's fight with Greed and Fu. After fatally getting fatally wounded by Bradley, Fu, quite aware that he's beyond saving, rushes to Bradley to suicide bomb him as a Last Stand. But right before anything else happens, Bradley, without a second's hesitation, raises his sword and cuts the fuses off from the dynamite strapped to Fu's waist, and injuring Fu even further. So, even if Fu was able to be saved, he's not now.
- Subverted almost immediately by Buccaneer, who stabbed Bradley through Fu, ensuring that his sacrifice was not in vain, and dealt the critical blow that would eventually be Bradley's downfall. Buccaneer knows he won't survive the ordeal, due to Lodged-Blade Recycling.
Old man... We'll drag him to hell together.
Fu:Yes... Thank you...
- Ricardo, the Badass Normal from El Cazador de la Bruja, sports an extended version: "Let's have a drink in hell, amigo!"
- The Death Note episode "Execution" uses the phrase, at least in the English dub: "Light...from one murderer to another...I'll see you in Hell."
- In the English translation of the manga by Viz, he says, "Light, we're both murderers. We'll see each other again in hell."
- Unutterably Badass Heroic Sacrifice variant from Code Geass: "Now, let us suffer together...repenting together for all eternity!'"
- Also a variation occurs earlier in the series- C.C. to Mao before putting a gun to his jugular and pulling the trigger: "I did love you, Mao. I want you to go and wait for me...in C's World."
- Vegeta, in the uncut redub of Dragon Ball Z, says this on a few occasions. Usually when he's about to (Or seems to) kill an enemy. "See you in hell, Kui." and "I'll see you in hell, Recoome!!" are a few examples.
- The final words of Yukio Washimine in Black Lagoon: "Please tell Balalaika that I will be expecting her where she will no doubt follow me."
- Balalaika herself says this to a Yakuza boss before killing him.
"I'm only interested in how much I can dance in the pit of hell when it's all over. See you there some day." (Neck Snap)
- In Naruto, when Zabuza is killing Gato, Gato suggests that he should go join Haku by himself, Zabuza says he is going to hell with Gato, and will show that he will become "a real demon" in hell. Despite this, after the battle, with his dying breaths, he hopes to go to the same place as Haku in the afterlife. In a filler episode, Hinata, planning to push her opponent over a cliff and force him to bury himself alive in iron sand with his magnetic ability, says "The only ones going to hell are you and me!" in response to him telling her that she would join Naruto in hell. The dub has her saying that they will go to the "Spirit World". Kiba says something on the same lines during his battle with Ukon/Sakon.
- In Get Backers, Emishi says this to Shido immediately before unleashing a firestorm attack intended to kill them both.
- Hellsing has an odd example: When Alexander Anderson lies dying after his final fight with Alucard, Alucard fondly tells him he'll see him in Hell. Anderson retorts that Alucard (who'd been displaying Death Seeker characteristics during the battle) is a pathetic creature who deserves to live forever. Some fans have interperted the line as affectionate.
- In Skyhigh, the murdered gold digger's body is left under the hotel room's bed, and when a couple have sex on top of the bed she kills them and is damned for killing someone other than her murderer. Izuko tells her that she'll be eternally lonely there, like Izuko is, and the woman grins and tells her, "See you there."
- The image above features Yotsuba from Yotsuba&!, who copied the line from a gangster movie her Dad let her watch.
- Godchild includes a peculiar inversion, in which the phrase (or an approximation of it) is used as touching and possibly, depending upon the reader's view, romantic. Riff's promise to Cain is that he will 'accompany him to Hell', as Cain is convinced he's going there. When Riff has his Face-Heel Turn, the betrayal is sealed by him telling Cain to 'go to Hell on his own'.
- In one translation of Bleach, Yammy tells Loly "See ya in hell" before preparing to attack her.
- In Full Metal Panic!, Gauron says numerous versions of this phrase to Sousuke (especially during times when it looks like he's winning). And pretty much every single time, Sousuke beats the crap out of him and blasts him away. Undoubtedly, Gauron really does want to go to Hell and spend eternity there with Sousuke (considering how many times he says this and keeps trying to do a double-suicide with the boy)... but the way he phrases it, it certainly makes for great motivation for Sousuke to make sure it never happens.
- In Umineko no Naku Koro ni, Ange says this in Gratuitous English before shooting Eva-Beatrice in Eva's form. Or something. "Have a nice dream. See you in Hell. Cool."
- Said by Koichiro Kase in Weiß Kreuz when Ken assassinates him. Instead of being creative or snarky, Ken just answers, "This place is hell, too."
- From one hero to another, before a suicide mission, a subversion from Plastic Little: "When we storm the gates of Hell, I'll take point."
- Ninja Scroll: Jubei says some variation of this line to Gemma several times within the same scene:
Jubei:If you so want the company of devils, you'd better hurry back to hell, Gemma.
Jubei:Gemma, where are you hiding? When I die, I'll take you to Hell with me.
Jubei:Burn in your golden HELL!
- Also, Tessai delivers the following line to Jubei before punching him hard enough to break the stone pillar to his back:
Tessai: Not quite the right direction. The road to Hell is... RIGHT HERE.
- In chapter 55 of Franken Fran, Kuhou, of all people, says this : Right before she could kill Matsumae, she is shot she falls down the building, but not before uttering the line. She is saved, but still.
- Vampire Hunter D. In the 1985 movie, when Rei Ginsei paralyzes D with the vampire-affecting candle D tells Ginsei "I'll see you in Hell".
- Legend of Galactic Heroes provides an exchange of these during the Battle of Vermilion. Imperial vice-admiral Carnap calls for reinforcements to his commander Reinhard von Lohengramm, but Reinhard has no reserves available anymore and orders him to stay there and die, and if he has anything more to tell him he can do it in Valhalla. And upon receiving this answer, Carnap declares: "Die, he says? Fine, I will! If I die, I'll reach Valhalla first, and you'll be the one running errands for me, Reinhard von Lohengramm!"
- From an issue of Superman/Batman:
- A rare non-vengeful use in Arkham Asylum: Living Hell: the demon Etrigan, impressed at how cleverly the villain Great White Shark has wheeled and dealed for himself in both Arkham and his future afterlife down below, smiles and says, "Guile and style. You'll do well. Keep in touch, I'll see you in hell."
- In Preacher: The Saint of Killers, to the dying Big Bad-who he came back out of HELL to kill. "There ain't worse than me in all of Hell. [as he shoots] Go an' look."
- Knightfall: Right before Bane breaks him, Batman utters "...go back to hell..."
- These are The Joker's last words in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, right before he commits suicide in such a way that it looks like Batman killed him. Michael Emerson's weakened Joker voice in its Animated Adaptation makes this line all the more chilling and scarier. Even one of the songs in its movie soundtrack is aptly named "See You... in Hell".
- Hellboy Volume 1:
Hellboy: Go... to... hell...
Rasputin: No need, creature. Hell is coming here!!
- Mystique says a very interesting variation in her own limited series. To fight a small army of well-armed soldiers, she uses her powers in an admittedly dangerous way. (She sort of splits her head in two, forming two heads... It's kind of hard to describe.) After defeating most of the soldiers, the final one is horrifed, and calls her a demon. She replies by pointing her gun at him and saying, "Sure I am. See you in my hometown," right before letting him have it.
- Something like this happens during the Spider-Man crossover Maximum Carnage. Early in the series, Dagger is believed to have been killed, murdered by the sociopath Shriek. In a later episode, Shriek makes a threat like this to Cloak, after implying that Dagger is already there. However, she gets this from a very angry Cloak after her attempt to kill him misses:
Cloak: If there is an afterlife, rest assured that Dagger is with God now. However, if it's the other place you're interested in...
- Note that this is a subversion because his attempt "misses" too.
- A member of the "Holocaust Squad" in Judge Dredd uses this as a reply to be wished good luck by a team mate when they are both jumping into molten lava to try averting a volcanic catastrophe in Mega-City One.
- In Cerebus the Aardvark, when President Weisshaupt is dying and fails to tell Cerebus who the other two aardvarks in Estarcion are:
Cerebus: Go to HELL!
Weisshaupt: I shall, Great Cerebus. I shall.
- In The Smurfs comic book story "The Egg And The Smurfs", a Smurf gets so fed up with another Smurf being so indecisive about what to wish for with the magic egg that he tells the other Smurf "to the devil with you" while accidentally striking the egg...and that Smurf ends up meeting the devil. By the end of the story, however, when Papa Smurf wishes everything to return to normal, that Smurf returns with a pitchfork in hand.
Films — Animated
- In the Italian dub of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Frollo says to Esmeralda in the "Hellfire" number "I'll wait for you in Hell!"
Films — Live-Action
- A weird variation of this occurs in Batman Returns, when the Penguin attempts to kill Catwoman by hanging her with a noose on the end of his helicopter-umbrella (she survives, at the cost of one of her nine lives). He doesn't wish for her to suffer Hell, but:
Penguin: Goodbye, my unintended... Go to Heaven...
- Batman Forever: Robin saves a falling Two-Face, and replies, "I'd rather see you in jail."
- The junkyard scene in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.
- Fits in Hellraiser:
Kirsty Cotton: Go to Hell!
Cenobite: We can't, not alone.
- Uttered in 300. Upon meeting an approaching army of a million, Spartan King Leonidas tells his warriors that "tonight, we dine in Hell!"
- This is closely based on a quote which Plutarch (Morlia, circa 100 CE) attributes to Leonidas: "Breakfast well, for we may today dine among ghosts," making this Older Than Feudalism.
- In Unforgiven, while Little Bill lies dying he gasps, "I'll see you in hell, William Munny!". Munny just mutters "yeah" and shoots him in the face. Whether this is Munny accepting that he'll probably go to hell when he dies or simply being dismissive is debatable.
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Indy: Prepare to meet Kali... in Hell!
- Which was probably just being used as a Stock Phrase with no regard for theological accuracy.
- Used completely out of the blue in The Empire Strikes Back, as Han is leaving Echo Base to search for Luke in a blizzard:
Rebel technician: Sir, your tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker.
Han: Then I'll see you in hell!
- Of course, given the setting, he is not referring to the Christian Hell, but rather Chaos, the galaxy's equivalent (just as The Star Wars Holiday Special features Life Day, not Christmas).
- A variant appears in The Three Musketeers (1993) between two of the protagonists as they split up:
Aramis: See you in Calais!
Athos: Or hell!
- Hocus Pocus, where the witches got their powers from Satan:
Billy: Go to hell!
Winifred: Oh, I've been there, thank you! I found it quite lovely!
- Used to truly Narmtacular effect at the end of this clip of the obscure 1988 film Action U.S.A.
- Implied in Lethal Weapon 3, where Riggs has just shot the Big Bad. Barely alive, the Big Bad looks at Riggs...
: "Go to hell, Riggs." Riggs
: "You first."
- Licence to Kill: Big Bad of the week Franz Sanchez decides to teach Bond's friend Felix Leiter a lesson. With sharks. As Leiter is lowered into the pit, guess what he says?
Felix: "SEE YOU IN HELL, SANCHEZ!!!"
- Golden Eye: Reversed.
Trevelyan: "See you in hell, James".
- Lord John Whorfin's uttering of that line, from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.
- A rare friendly example of this is seen in Punisher: War Zone, when The Punisher finds a badly wounded Carlos. It ends up being an unusually touching scene, considering the movie.
Carlos: I'll see you in hell, Frank.
Punisher: If I see you anywhere near hell, I'll kick your ass out.
- Wild Wild West puts an interesting spin on this. After Loveless double-crosses McGrath's soldiers, McGrath pulls a gun on him and says this. To which Loveless responds, "You first, General," and then activates a hidden gun in his wheelchair shooting McGrath in the stomach. Unbeknownst to Loveless, he isn't killed instantly. West finds him in the next scene, and McGrath survives just long enough to give West an ominous warning about who's truly behind the conspiracy.
- Good Burger: "All right, dude, see ya there!"''
- In the 1945 Margaret Lockwood film, The Wicked Lady, the eponymous Lady Skelton shoots her highwayman lover, Jerry Jackson, who dies saying to her, "To our next merry meeting, in Hell!"
- In Gettysburg, a Union officer from Maine and a Confederate soldier from Tennessee—the latter having been taken prisoner—befriend each other in the aftermath of a very costly battle (the Railroad Cut). Just before the Confederate is marched to the rear, the two men exchange salutes and the following macabre show of respect:
Confederate Prisoner: See you in Hell, Billy Yank.
Lt. Tom Chamberlain: See you in Hell, Johnny Reb.
- Shout At the Devil (1976). Dying O'Flynn says a variation of this to the German Big Bad, moments before the bomb he placed in the battleship's magazine explodes.
- In The Running Man (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger), right in the beginning, while they're in the chopper, one of the cronies tells Richard "I'll see you in hell" before knocking him out.
- The protagonist's boss in Spawn utters the line (together with a salute) right before he sets him on fire and leaves him to die in the middle of an exploding chemical plant. Justified by the fact that he was killing him as part of a Deal with the Devil, making the phrase something other than a figure of speech.
- A small variant is spoken by Loki in Thor: The Dark World when he defeats Kurse after being seemingly fatally wounded.
Loki: See you in Hel, monster.
- Constantine. John gives an ultimatum to a bunch of demonic half-breeds.
Constantine: My name's John. You are in violation of the Balance. Leave immediately, or I will deport you. All of you. [They just stare at him] Go to hell.
- In The Prophecy Katherine tells Gabriel "Go to hell". He corrects her, "Go to heaven".
- Near the end of The Mummy Returns, as Rick O'Connell is stabbing the Scorpion King he screams "Go to hell! And take your friends with you!" Somewhat of an aversion because Rick doesn't die, but he comes pretty close.
- In the third film, he says that the Emperor "can now rule... in hell!"
- In Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jay says this to Will Ferrell's wildlife marshall when the latter chases him and Silent Bob off the ledge of a sewer and straight down into a waterfall.
- As he lays dying, Booth asks Machete where his wife and daughter are. Machete says "With God", and Booth responds, "Then I won't be seeing them."
- One of the last lines in Yojimbo - translated as, "The Gates of Hell, I'll be waiting there for you..."
- In the second Boondock Saints movie a dying Billy Connolly says to the man he’s about to kill, “I’ll see you in a short while.”
- In Halloween: Resurrection, Laurie says this to her brother Michael before falling to her death.
- This is the last thing Shinzaemon says to Hanbei in 13 Assassins.
- Not to mention an adaption of Shakespeare's Richard III set in an alternate World war Two style setting. The last words of Richard, and of the entire film: "Let's do it Pell mell! If not in heaven, then Hand in Hand to Hell!"
- The dialogue was transposed and slightly altered from a speech Richard gave in the original play, just before the final battle:
"Let not our babbling dreams affright our souls:
Conscience is but a word that cowards use,
Devised at first to keep the strong in awe:
Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law.
March on, join bravely, let us to't pell-mell
If not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell."
- In The Warrior's Way, the Big Bad is knifed to death by the girl he almost raped (which was actually because he killed her parents before that):
- Used a few times in Purgatory. An outlaw says "We've got a long ride ahead of us. Those who can keep up with me, I'll see you in Chihuahua. The rest of you, I'll see you in hell." As it turns out, though, it is the ones who keep up with him who end up going with him into Hell.
- Used in Little Nicky between two sons of the Devil. When Adrian and Valerie end up in front of a subway train, Nicky jumps onto the tracks, throws Valerie out of the way and holds Adrian in front of it, expecting them both to go to Hell (which isn't a problem for either of them, and will restore their Dad's health). Unfortunately, only Adrian goes to Hell - dying to protect his love interest sends Nicky to Heaven.
- Said by Tex (while giving a thumbs up) before he takes his own life in Robot Jox
Tex: I'll see you in Hell. [Jumps through a window.) GERONIMOOOOOO!
- As the captor in Nine Dead prepares to kill one of the prisoners, the prisoner throws out a final taunt by saying that he'll be seeing the guy in Hell. The captor calmly replies "I know" as he shoots him.
- In Highlander III: The Sorcerer, these are Kane's last words.
Kane: I'll see you in hell... huhahaha!
[Connor defeats him]
Connor: I'll be the judge of that.
- In Point Break, the character Roach yells a variant of this trope to Johnny Utah. After taking a gunshot to the gut, he cocks his head back, squints his eyes and says "See you in hell, Johnny!" before jumping from a plane.
- Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz. An SS officer tackles Russian commando Fyodor.
SS: Not so tough now, you Bolshevik bastard! Where do you think you're going?
Fyodor: We'll figure it out together. (stabs him)
- In a heroic version, Fyodor to his commander, Dolokhov.
"I would have followed you through the gates of Hell. But now, you follow me!
- Parodied by Admilar (sic) Pirk in Star Wreck: See you in Reykjavik!
- Scanner Cop: Zena taunts Sam with this when she's dying after a car crash, as she's his only lead to the primary villain. In a varation, he then uses his psychic powers to literally follow her path into Hell to get the info he needs.
- At the end of the Alistair MacLean novel Fear is the Key the protagonist mentions how the Professional Killer he’d helped convict spent the entire trial just staring at him as if to say, “Eternity is a long time, but I’ll be waiting.”
- Pretty much the last thing that Jimmy the Hand says to his brother-in-law William in the Serpentwar Saga is "See you in Darkmoor or see you in Hell". Neither makes it out of Krondor alive. Oddly, the religion of that universe states that most people don't go to Heaven or Hell, they just reincarnate.
- In The Apocalypse Troll this is Captain Onslow's last words, shouted over a static-filled transmission to Ludmilla as his ship rams the enemy dreadnaught.
- In one of The Savannah Reid Mysteries, one character says to another: "We're both dead. But you're goin' to get to hell first, buddy... just a few seconds before me."
- A heartbreaking, though non-fatal one occurs in The English Monster by Lloyd Shepherd. Billy Ablass, an Englishman made immortal in 1564, falls in with the pirate Henry Morgan and uses a little girl as a human shield during the infamous attack on Portobelo. In his old age, Morgan says to Ablass, "That child awaits us both at the gates of Hell, quartermaster."
- Played for laughs in Damned by Chuck Palahniuk. Teenagers who've gone to hell (it's not as bad as it sounds) get to return to Earth for a few hours on Hallowe'en to go trick-or-treating. When they split up to go their separate rounds, they casually go "OK. See you in hell!"
- In Star Trek: Vanguard, Klingon Captain Brakk says the equivalent to a rival Captain, Kutal. Specifically, Brakk is in the process of trying to kill Kutal, and says that since the latter's death will hardly be an honourable one, they will no doubt meet up again - in the Klingon underworld of Gre'thor.
- At the end of The Six Sacred Stones by Matthew Reilly, The Mole is about to drop the MacGuffin needed to save the world into a bottomless pit. He yells this line just before the Big Damn Heroes moment.
- It's easy to miss because of the Narrative Profanity Filter, but in A Christmas Carol, Scrooge says to this his nephew Fred when Fred says he'll see him at the Christmas party.
- In The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril, by Paul Malmont, H.P. Lovecraft is confronted by an enemy from his past who strangles him on his deathbed, promising to "hunt you down in hell".
- In the Night Lords trilogy shortly before the climax of Void Stalker, Talos says this to his oldest friend Xarl just after the latter's Viking funeral.
- This might need a bit of context. Because the Night Lords historically pursued cruel and ruthless warfare because it was just the sort of enforcer that the Imperium needed but no one else was willing to resort to, they have developed a culture of sadism and terror that has haunted them throughout their history. That said, this phrase was said without any antagonism and as an honest assessment of their lives, and also a twisted moment of shared brotherhood between Night Lords.
- In the Christ Clone Trilogy, the Anti Christ Christopher Goodman tells Decker Hawthorne "see you in Hell" after he lops off Decker's head with a sword.
- When his servant Sam blackmails him in The French Lieutenant's Woman, Charles Smithson yells at him, "Go to the devil!" Sam calmly replies, "No sir. I wouldn't want to go nowhere that I might meet a friend of yours."
- Charmed: Cole, in response to a cowboy using the trope, says "Been there, done that."
- Also in Charmed, the similar exchange of Prue crying "Go to hell!", with a warlock responding, "I'd love to, dear. Miss it terribly."
- Something like that seems to be the default warlock/demon response whenever anyone tells them to go to hell. You'd think sooner or later the witches would learn to stop doing it.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
What a lot of fun / You guys have been real swell / And there's not a one / Who can say this ended well.
Now I gotta run / See you all... (turns into a ball of light that swirls around their heads, leaving a sparkly trail) ...in heeeeeeell!
- Variation in "Becoming", when the world is about to be sucked into a hell dimension.
Angelus: You're going to Hell.
Buffy: Save me a seat.
- And in "Prophecy Girl":
Buffy: (to the Master) You're that amped about Hell? Go there.
- Unusually, Spike addresses someone absent when he tries to throw himself on a stake:
Spike: Good-bye, Dru. See you in Hell...
- When Spike gets a soul he's driven insane by the memories of the countless people he's tortured and murdered over the years.
- Also on Angel. Note that Angel spent around a century in a hell dimension after the above-mentioned "Becoming" episode.
Kate: Well, I'll tell you what. I can go wherever I want, and you can go to Hell.
Angel: Been there. Done that.
- Faith is challenging Angel to a battle to the death. "Let's take that last hell-ride together."
- Subverted when Gunn and Wesley are about to be executed, thanks to Wesley's big mouth.
Gunn: "I've got a plan."
Wesley: "Oh thank God! What is it?"
Gunn: "We die horribly and painfully, you go to Hell and I spend eternity in the arms of baby Jesus."
- Spoofed in a Saturday Night Live skit where Jim Carrey's businessman uses this phrase so often in his dealings on the phone, etc. that it eventually becomes a Verbal Tic — he says it to everyone, for any reason. The skit ends with them all, indeed, in Hell!
- Red Dwarf: Following logically from the belief that mechanoids who obey their programming go to "Silicon Heaven", a rogue mechanoid snarls "See you in Silicon Hell!"
- By all appearances, this is the favorite phrase of Babylon 5's Captain Sheridan.
- A variant from Stargate SG-1: The Ark of Truth occurs when General Landry replies to a Prior who's just given him a fire and brimstone speech.
Landry: Well, if we're going to hell, we're taking you with us.
- Also done in the Pilot of Stargate Atlantis with Col. Sumner and the Wraith Keeper.
Col. Sumner: Go to Hell.
Wraith Keeper: Earth First.
- A variant in SG-1, Sam (well, Samantha) Carter, uses this in an alternate universe in the episode There But for the Grace of God. Shortly after surrendering:
Samantha: Oh, yeah. (holds up a grenade) I also wish to blow us all to hell.
- Parodied in "Cheating Death", the health segment of The Colbert Report. Each one ends with the phrase "This is Stephen Colbert, and I'll see you in health!" Too bad the Closed Captioning usually gets it wrong...
- Also to his brother: "COL-bert or Col-BARE?" "COL-bert." "I'll see you in hell."
- Not quite Hell, but Doctor Who: Leela's response to an imminent agonizing death at the hands of Magnus Greel's cannibalization machine in The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
"When we are both in the Great Hereafter, I will hunt you down, Bentface! And put you through my agonies a thousand times!"
- Jack Harkness says it too, but that's to his companions. I think it's his surrogate for "good luck."
- The line in full, by Rose, to the Devil, before throwing him into a black hole.
- Oh, you never want to see a spring again, eh? Coily the Spring Sprite will make sure you get that wish... in HELL!
- In Scrubs, Dr. Kelso is telling Jordan why he thinks it's a bad idea to have Dr. Cox as Chief of Residents, to which Jordan pretends to yawn over. After this doesn't seem to have any effect and he keeps talking, Jordan pointedly says "Yawn. You see, I say yawn, because when I actually yawn, you don't get it." Dr. Kelso, grimacing after her; "See you in hell."
- In the Supernatural season four episode "Death Takes a Holiday," between Sam and Alastair:
Sam: Go to Hell.
Alastair: Oh, if only I could. But they just keep sending me up to this Arctic craphole.
- And in the Season 5 episode "Abandon All Hope," when Ellen and Jo die blowing up a bunch of hellhounds to let Sam and Dean get away to find Lucifer:
- And again in Season 3's "Time Is On My Side", when Bela is about to be killed and dragged down to hell by hellhounds. Dean says, "I'll see you in Hell" and since Dean is dragged off by hellhounds himself in the following episode, that may well have happened. It's Book Ends for a scene at the start of the episode when Sam and Dean exorcise a demon who knows Dean's only got three weeks before his Deal with the Devil comes due.
Demon: Go ahead. Send me back to Hell. Because when you do I'll be waiting for ya. Got a few pals who are dying for a meet-and-greet with Dean Winchester.
"Roll over, lucky. Speak!"
"Go to hell."
"Already been. Didn't agree with me."
- From Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Day of the Dove":
Kirk: Go to the devil.
Kang: We Klingons have no devil, Kirk. But we understand the habits of yours.
- In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Coda", Captain Janeway tells an afterlife/alien parasite to "go back to hell" when she's being resuscitated.
- Slightly subverted on Robin of Sherwood, when Little John tells a devil worshipper to go to hell. Her minion patiently corrects him: "She expects to."
Sophie: Go to Hell.
Brother Justin: Go. Why? I plan on bringing it here!
- Burn Notice:
Rincon: Go to Hell.
Michael Westen: Come with me!
- Made all the more epic by the fact that Michael was masquerading as Lou, and pulling off a very convincing act as the Devil.
- Also, the last word's Michael's dad said to him were "I'll see you in hell, boy!"
- In a Degrassi episode, Sean Cameron tells Mr. Raditch to go to hell, a remark that gets him Saturday detention for two months.
- Kamen Rider Double: Isaka, after his Fantastic Drug abuse catches up to him, still manages to mock the heroes for thinking they're in the clear.
"Don't think this is it! Your fates are already set...by that woman named Shroud. I will be waiting for you in Hell!"
- Subverted in 30 Rock - after Kenneth is fired from the page program, he crashes a posh studio function and staggers to the microphone, weaving unsteadily with slurred speech and loudly tells everyone what he thinks of them with their entitled pettiness and wasteful wealth, concluding "And I have loved it! You people, you are my best friends and I hope you get everything you want in life! So kiss my face!! I'll see you all in Heaven!!!
- Revenge has the last exchange between Conrad and Victoria in the season 1 finale:
Conrad: If you get on that plane, it's the last thing you'll ever do.
Victoria: Then I guess I'll see you in Hell!
- Parodied in Community:
: Greendale, it's been a pleasure fighting with you. Some of us won't make it. But there is a place where we will all see each other again, and that place is Denny's
Leonard: Which Denny's?
Jeff: We'll figure it out later, Leonard.
Leonard: The one near the fifteen exit? I'm banned from there.
- Parodied in the MADtv sketch "Woody Allen Action Flick," just before Woody Allen blows up a terrorist:
Terrorist: I'll see you in Hell.
Woody Allen: I don't believe in Hell. How about Los Angeles?
- Inverted in Mad Men, where a self-righteous preacher is told "I'd tell you to go to hell, but I never wanna see you again!"
- Zig-zag: An episode of All in the Family had Archie prematurely announced as being dead, a rumor that spreads far enough to reach an insurance company that calls Edith. Angered, Archie takes the phone:
This is Archie Bunker talking' to ya from the grave! Wish you were here!
- Repeatedly Played for Laughs in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine, episode "Windbreaker City". Constantly referencing Boyle's beloved poodle Molly, telling the federal agents in the paintball exercise, "When you get to hell, say hi to Molly", and explaining to Boyle that Molly's in hell "because it's cooler than heaven".
- Star Bomb's Crasher-vania, after Simon knocks over the chips:
Sound the death knell! Medusa, you she-bitch, I will see you in Hell!
- Dethklok's "Dethsupport:
Can't pay the price! (Pull the plug!)
Pay with my life! (Pull the plug!)
Say my farewell! (Pull the plug!)
SEE YOU IN HELL! (Pull the plug!)
- Green Day's "Too Much Too Soon"
She packs her bags and says goodbye and bon voyage
Farewell, see you in hell I hope you rest in pieces
- Nine Inch Nails' "Heresy":
Your God is dead and no-one cares
If there is a Hell I'll see you there
- "You Can't Quit Me, Baby" by Queens of the Stone Age
You're solid gold, I'll see you in Hell
- "I've Got Some Falling To Do" by Lemon Demon:
There's a ring on my cell phone, I pick it up
It's the Angel of Death, and he says "What's up?"
I say "What is it this time?", and he's like "Well,
Hello, goodbye, I'll see you in Hell."
- "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Hell" by Four Year Strong:
The next time the clock strikes 1! 2! 3! 4!
On the bell until then I'll see you in...HELL!
SEE YOU IN HELL!
- "S.D.I." by Loudness, a Take That to Ronald Reagan and the Cold War threatening to become a very hot war....
Angels of death are marching closer
The last supper's held
Here in the land you'll see no more
I'll see you in hell
They call it War
- "Runaway" by P!nk.
I was just trying to be myself
Keep it your way I'll meet you in hell
- "See You In Hell" by Monster Magnet.
- "See You in Hell" by Suicide Commando - it's the only line in the song.
- "See You In Hell" note by Grim Reaper, taken off the album See You In Hell.
- "See You In Hell" by Voltaire.
- "Hellelujah" by the Insane Clown Posse
Even though I fucked a hooker
Took your baby girl and shook her
You still buy everything I sell
And I'm living well
See you in Hell!
- Rob Paravonian ends his rant against Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major with, "See you in Hell, Pachelbel!"
- Hollywood Undead's "Tendencies"
Now it's time to meet your maker, hear the tolling of the bell
Fuckin' kill you again when I see you in hell
- Dr. Jekyll uses this one on himself in the musical Jekyll & Hyde.
Jekyll: Goddamn you Hyde, you take all your evil deeds and go to Hell!
Hyde: I'll see you there, Jekyll!
- The Thenardiers' parting words in Les Misérables are, "And when we're rich as Croesus, Jesus, won't we see you all in hell!"
- Kate Monster says this to her Bad Boss in Avenue Q.
- Duke Nukem is quite fond of saying this. And, it seems, it will only be when you get (to?/through?) hell that you get a copy of Duke Nukem Forever. Of course, by then, Hell will be on Macs, and it only comes out on Windows.
- Blood II: The Chosen has a particularly bad-ass treatment:
Caleb: When you get to Hell, tell them I sent you; you'll get a group discount.
- Nice variant from Metal Gear Solid:
Solid Snake: Why do you keep calling me brother?! Who are you!?
: Ask the father that you killed! I'll send you to hell to meet him!
Solidus Snake to Olga: If you have a death wish, I'll be happy to accommodate you. See you in Hell!
- Allen from Metal Slug, who, by tradition, appears in every installment and, by tradition, always yells this when you kill him.
- Inverted in an early Halo trailer (How early? It hadn't even been announced as an X-Box exclusive, and the X-Box wasn't even out yet), where a Private Mendez is about to be killed by one of the Covenant.
Covenant: Your destruction is the will of the gods, and we are their instruments.
Mendez: Go to hell...
- An interesting take is made in Reach, when Sgt. Buck, after you safely see his Falcon across the city, tells you "Thanks for the assist, Spartan. I'll see you in Hell." This is said with a friendly intonation, as if akin to "I'll see you back at your place."
- This isn't too surprising since Sgt. Buck is part of the ODST unit, also known as the 'Helljumpers' in canon, with a motto to match ('Feet First Into Hell').
- Plus there's this saying: "Spartans don't die. They just go to Hell and regroup."
- The description for the Silver visor armor piece reads, "Jumping feet first into hell isn't your job. Making sure it's crowded when you get there is."
- Raven's Victory Quote in Tekken.
- Mitsurugi's winning catchphrases include "You'll be in hell...before me!"
- Borghen says this as his last words in Final Fantasy II, before springing a boulder trap that ultimately kills Josef. He does.
- In the later remakes, Borghen meets Josef in (what turns out to be) heaven as well.
- Final Fantasy IV gets one of these in the DS Remake of.
Cagnazzo The Drowned King, Cagnazzo, deposed! But the wicked are not wont to fall alone. In life, I was terrible... in death, steeped in terror greater still. Drink long and deep of it ere you die! I'll save a briny pit for you in hell! Muahahahaha!! (The walls of the room the party is in start to close in on them)
- Gets a variation in the sequel from Golbez to Cagnazzo, odder still it's intended to be comforting. "Sleep in peace... for I, too, may join you in your hell someday."
- If your party leader is Lightning during the final battle with Orphan in Final Fantasy XIII, she will blatantly tell him to "find your own road to hell" at the start of the battle.
- Lampshaded in Stuntman: Ignition. In one of the "trailers", one of the Mooks says "See you in hell!", with the lead replying with the best line ever. "Send me a postcard."
- The Team Fortress 2 video Meet the Demoman has a slightly modified version, after the eponymous explosives expert blows several enemies to bloody chunks:
- It also appears in several domination lines. Among others:
"I'll see you in Hell... You handsome rogue!" Spy:
"Go to Hell and take your cheap suit with you!" Spy:
"Giddy-up now... TO HELL!" Demoman:
"Go to Hell, and tell the Devil I'm coming for him next!
"Aww, there's a new angel in heaven
- This is Curtis' final line in killer7, though in his case, it is apparently meant literally.
- A variation occurs in Tales of Symphonia, when Kratos delivers a final blow to an enemy in a very memorable scene, and delivers this line:
Feel the pain — of those inferior beings — as you burn in hell!
- In Sam And Max: What's New, Beelzebub?, if you try to shoot someone in Hell, Sam will say "Nah, there's no point if I can't say 'see you in Hell' first."
- In the previous episode, as Sam and Max are escaping the exploding spaceship through the portal, Max says that "If this doesn't work, I'll see you in Hell!" The story is continued with the portal dropping them on the banks of the river Styx.
- In DoDonPachi, if you fulfill the conditions to reach the second loop, your commander bids you farewell with this line after revealing that your mission was part of his nihilistic Evil Plan.
- Castlevania 64 has one of these in Reinhardt's story after you defeat Death.
Reinhardt: Back to your dark realm! Soon I'll send Dracula to join you!
Death: Urggggh! Cocksure youth! I'll wait for you in Hell! Be sure I will keep a warm place for you!
- Used entirely straight - and in a perfectly even tone - at the end of Cyberia, as you blast a stream of plasma fire into your Bad Boss's space-station office. It's the last thing he says as the inferno engulfs him... and he nearly gets his wish, as the resulting chain-reaction blows up the entire station, sending you back to Earth at an entirely unhealthy velocity...
- A variation in Warcraft III:
Uther Lightbringer: "I dearly hope that there's a special place in Hell waiting for you, Arthas."
Arthas Menethil: "We may never know, Uther. I intend to live forever."
- The trailer for the aborted Warcraft Adventures ended with Thrall saying : "Blackmoore! Tonight you sleep in Hell." By the way, 300 wasn't out yet.
- Played with in Unreal II: The Awakening. There's a bit where you talk to Ne'Ban, who is the pilot of your ship and doesn't speak English very well. He tells you he is on a course for Hell, because your mission officer told him to go there. Then you go and talk to the mission officer, who casually tells you that your next mission is on a moon called "Hell."
- Which leads up to a subversion. During the mission the mission officer tells you, "Go to Hell." Your reply, "Already there, Toots."
- Tales of Vesperia uses this phrase a couple times. The first time is by Barbos, directed towards Yuri during his Final Speech, right before he throws himself down to his death. The second time is by the Don, but in a less murderous manner, during his seppuku; once again, it's directed towards Yuri, who is acting as his second at the time.
- In Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, Onikage says this after you beat him the third and final time in the game.
- Random last words of cowboy mooks in the wild west shooter Red Dead Revolver.
- Subverted in the endgame of Planescape: Torment, as the Nameless One realizes he's going to hell and says farewell to his friends, and demoness love interest Fall-From-Grace says she'll come and find him there.
- In the credits of Dead to Rights, all of Jack Slate's dead enemies all shout this to him.
- Partially because these are the preferred dying words of major villains that you kill in the game.
- Metal Wolf Chaos has an odd variation on this, with Richard talking about how he's going to send Michael to heaven.
- In Psychonauts, when the player psi-blasts a harmless bird, Raz delivers a random line. One of them is 'See you in hell!' delivered in an almost disturbingly cheerful voice.
- Amusingly subverted in EarthBound by way of minor Bowdlerisation, where the Department Store Spook starts to say this trope, then admits that the heroes will probably go to Heaven after he kills them.
- Earlier, in Happy Happy Villagenote :
Insane Cultist: "You strange, unmasked fellow. Don't go to heaven!"
- In Wing Commander IV, some of the space pirates literally say it, and in dramatic fashion, when you kill them.
Space Pirate: See you in HELLLLLLLLLLL-(Static)
- In Modern Warfare 2, Captain Price and Makarov have this exchange late in the game, when both of them are cornered by Shepherd's forces:
Price: Makarov...you ever heard the old saying...the enemy of my enemy is my friend?
Makarov: Price, one day you're going to find that cuts both ways. Shepherd is using Site Hotel Bravo. You know where it is...I'll see you in hell.
Price: Looking forward to it. Give my regards to Zakhaev if you get there first...
- Roared by Montross near the end of Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, after his boss fight and just before he's ripped apart by insane cultists. Jango retorts with, "Save a place for me."
- A variation is used in Red Dead Redemption by Jack Marston. 'When you see my dad in Hell, tell him I said hi.'
- BioForge has the protagonist comment after killing an enemy: "I'm sure I'll be joining you and your men in hell very shortly", referring to the imminent explosion of a nuclear reactor nearby.
- In RosenkreuzStilette, Raimund Seyfarth, the boss of Sepperin Stage 3, declares if Grolla uses up her last life against him in Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert during the second phase of the fight against him:
Seyfarth: I SHALL JOIN YOU IN HELL, GROLLA.
- Guilty Gear:
Testament: (to Potemkin) As I said, now you can see your comrades... in hell.
- Subverted in the Unreal Game Mod Seven Bullets:
Drago: He was right about one thing—he won't be able to save you! Farewell, spaceman!
Crowley: I'll see you in hell!
Drago: Look around you. This IS hell. You fell from heaven the moment your ship set down.
- In Super Dangan Ronpa 2: A certain dramatic someone utters this before his execution.
"To give up on living is nothing but shameful. And with this sacrifice, I, Tanaka Gundam, shall see you all in hell!"
- Parodied in Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God, sometime during LeChuck's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown with immortal zombie Guybrush:
LeChuck: Does Elaine know about Morgan, Guybrush?
Elaine: [looks at LeChuck] What?
LeChuck: [turns to Elaine] That sultry sea-minx had it for Threepwood! Her corsair sailed for only him! [turns back to Guybrush, smiling] A pity I had to kill her! But now they can kindle their love [turns angry] in hell! [punches Guybrush]
- "Judge Nemo, I'll see you in Hades." Differs from the norm in that the guy delivering the line is redeeming him in the process rather than damning him.
- In Soldier of Fortune, the Sergei Dekker, once defeated, says "I'll see your friend in hell." in reference to Hawk, whom he killed. John says "Say hi to him for me" before finishing him off.
- In Clive Barker's Undying, the Trsanti usually utter these words when dying.
- In Fallout: New Vegas, after taking Mr. House out of his life support, if your last words to him are that it's time for him to die:
"May there be... a hell... for you... a Tartarus... bleak, unending!"
- In Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, IF will sometimes say "see ya in hell" to an enemy she has just defeated.
- In No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, one of Ryuji's quips to Travis is this, should Travis lose a weapon clash.
- In Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Oni's specific boss quote against M. Bison (Dictator):
- In Bravely Default, one of the abilities of the Dark Knight class is named "See You In Hell". The ability is a massively powerful attack on the enemy party, triggered when the Dark Knight falls in battle. This meshes well with the rest of the Dark Knight skill-set, most of which is Cast from Hit Points.
- Uncharted 2: As he and Nate prepare to jump off a cliff into a river far below them, Sully gives a cheerful "See you in Hell, kid!" before he leaps.
- Used in The Last Days of FOXHOUND:
- Parodied in the first season of Ansem Retort:
Matt: [as Marluxia slices him in half] I give this death a 9 out of 10.
Marluxia: Thanks Matt. See you in hell.
Matt: You too!
- Granted, Matt came back to life to referee the murder-off, so subverted, as well.
- While fighting a demonic Undead Child, Dr. McNinja gives Gordito a lesson in the art of the Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
Gordito: Uh... Uh... Die!
Dr. McNinja: No, no, no. "Die"? Gordito, it's a ghost. It's already dead. That's not what you say. We are banishing a malevolent spirit from the world of the living and sending it to the afterlife. This is what we say.
Dr. McNinja: Go to hell.
- Used by Koji in Mitadake Saga.
- In Krakow, the mighty Polish warrior utters the phrase "When you get to hell, tell 'em Grampa sent you." Cut to Tom and Hannah, asking the former's grandfather, why he would refer to himself as 'Grampa' in 1939.
- The Simpsons actually used this line straight in the ep with the Inept Aptitude Test by having a gangster in a car yell this at Bart right before a commercial break.
- As the family attempts to board the helicopter escaping from Itchy & Scratchy Land, the man in the Itchy costume (whom Homer and Bart had been tormenting throughout the episode) kicks them off, saying "Hey, you're the guys who didn't like my antics! When you get to Hell, tell 'em Itchy sent ya!"
- In "The Ziff Who Came To Dinner", during a Blair Witch-style investigation of the attic, Lisa tearfully tapes a goodbye message to her family and tells Bart "I'll see you in Hell, you booger eating wuss! That's right, WE ALL KNOW.
- Used in the Sealab 2021 episode "Policy" by Captain Murphy, in surprisingly level tones, on realizing he was about to be killed by Sparks for insurance money:
Captain Murphy: Oh... Ohhhh. Well... see you in hell, then.
Sparks: Eh, probably.
- Appropriately enough, Murphy manages to kill him as he's dying and over the end credits we see the two in Hell, talking (in a rather blase manner) about how unpleasant it is.
- Spoofed in the Futurama episode "Raging Bender" by the horribly sexist Master Fnog, who tells Leela, "See you in girl hell! I'll be in boy hell — much nicer!"
- Transformers: Beast Wars has a few variants, such as "Give my regards to the Inferno!"
- Ugly Americans: Ugly Americans has it written on Mark Lilly's bedroom wall.
- In Family Guy, this came at the tail end of the fight between Joe and the Grinch, ending with Joe being crippled:
You think that you've won, you think all is well! But kiss my green ass; I shall see you in hell!
Tom Tucker: Today we'll see some of Quahog's finest athletes struggle valiantly against God's twisted designs. You'll cheer, you'll cry, you might even get a cheap laugh or two.
Diane Simmons: I know I will, Tom. In fact, there's the distinct possibility that, by the end of the day, we'll all be going to Hell.
Tom Tucker: I'll see you there, Diane.
- In Stroker and Hoop, it becomes Hoop's catchphrase when he becomes a ninja to avenge Stroker's (not) death.
- An episode of King of the Hill had Cotton Hill say this in Peggy's nightmare when he flushed Hank's coffin into a grave in his supposed funeral. Peggy then wakes up and finds Hank still on the toilet.
- Another episode had Peggy dream she was damning her students to eternity in Hell because she lied about being a nun to obtain the job.
- The Batman: The Animated Series episode "Perchance to Dream" was originally supposed to feature Batman saying this to the dream version of himself, but S&P made them change it to "See you in your nightmares.", which actually works well with the episode's theme.
- On one episode of Adventure Time Finn had accidentally released Marceline's father, a nigh-unstoppable soul-sucking Eldritch Abomination from a fiery dimension called the nightosphere. Finn was eventually able to distract him and banish him back. After, he says this line:
- From the Venture Brothers second-season episode "Love Bheits":
Brock: Hank, no! It's suicide!
Hank: Then I'll see you in heck!
Truth in Television
- An executioner at Saddam Hussein's execution claimed to have said this, to which Saddam responded "The Hell that is Iraq?"
- During the "trial" of Josef Wirmer, one of the condemned members of the German Resistance during World War II, the following exchange is reputed to have taken place:
- Australian bushranger Ned Kelly told the judge (who'd sentenced him to hang) that he'd see him where he was going. And then two weeks after Ned's execution, the judge died.
- American outlaw "Black Jack" Ketchum was hanged at dawn and said to the hangman, "I'll be in hell before you've finished breakfast, boys. Let 'er rip!"
- Hell wasn't explicitly mentioned, but the effect was similar and the eventual destination was clearly implied: when Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, was about to be burned at the stake for probably false charges of heresy, it's said that his last words were to tell Pope Clement V and King Philip IV of France (the ones responsible for his execution) that within a year they'd be facing God's judgment for their crimes. Both Clement and Philip really did die within a year of Jacques' execution.
- According to the Roman biographer and historian Suetonius, a certain actor playing in a musical farce during Emperor Nero's bloody reign when he was purging suspected enemies did a song and dance in which he sang "Goodbye Father, goodbye Mother" while making gestures at the audience as if he were eating, drinking, and swimming. (Nero's mother Agrippina is believed to have killed his adoptive father Claudius with a poisoned mushroom; Nero in turn later tried to drown his mother, and then had his henchmen stab her to death with their swords after she got away by swimming for her life.) When he got to the last line of the song, "Hell guides your feet..." he swept his hand out in the general direction of the audience.
- Beautiful Hell, Michigan; hope to see you there!
- The Steel billionaire Andrew Carnegie, and the chairman of his company board, Henry Clay Frick famously did not get along. When Carnegie tried to make amends late in life, Frick told the courier "Tell him I’ll see him in Hell, where we both are going." When author Les Standiford wrote a book on their relationship, he even titled it Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Changed America.