* In the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' manga, Edgeworth argues that Bobby Wolfe might have burned down the Den of Spiders if he intended to turn himself in or commit suicide, leaving no one to care for his spiders. Phoenix then argues that his friend Thomas Spitzer could have cared for them.
-->'''Edgeworth:''' Well then, why don't we ask him? I would like to call my next witness, Thomas Spitzer. (Cue OhCrap from Phoenix as Spitzer testifies ''for the prosecution''.)
* ''Manga/AiToYuukiNoPigGirlTondeBuurin'', episode 50:
--> '''Karin:''' I am Super Pig!
* There's an interesting in-universe example in ''Anime/AngelBeats''. Though the audience has the inkling that the disappearance of characters is not a bad thing, the main cast is completely clueless. Of course, after the events of episode 9, Otonashi muses that maybe disappearing from the world would be for the best... only to realize that Kanade agrees with him. Cue the awkward realization that the BigBad of the series [[SurroundedByIdiots has been on their side the whole time]].
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has had a few, but undoubtedly the shortest line, delivered in the most offhand way, that nonetheless managed to have the hugest impact on the plot, was this one:
-->'''Reiner:''' ''(gesturing to Bertholdt)'' I'm the armoured titan and he's the colossal type titan.
** This from chapter 56 delivered by the man who killed Historia's mother, bringing to light what readers have been wondering ever since Levi showed up:
--->Captain Ackerman: "Do you know of a man named Levi Ackerman?"
*** A few lines later:
---->"I taught Levi quite a bit. That runt is my pride."
** In Chapter 85, Eren ''finally'' makes it into his father's basement, and after some searching, finds a photograph and an even more shocking note from his father about the world beyond the walls that protect the last remnants of humanity.
-->"I come from outside the walls, where life is harmonious for humanity. In reality, humans are not extinct at all."
* ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'', Episode 5:
-->'''Senjougahara''': That child... [[InvisibleToNormals is invisible to me.]]
** Followed soon after by a more light-hearted one:
-->'''Senjougahara''': One more thing, Araragi.
-->'''Araragi''': What?
-->'''Senjougahara''': [''[[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger Points dramatically]], then smiles''] '''[[GratuitousEnglish I love you.]]'''
-->'''Araragi''': [''[[StunnedSilence Stunned silence]]'']
-->'''Mayoi''': [[DeadpanSnarker Congratulations.]]
** Episode 11:
-->'''Black Hanekawa''': My mistress is in love with you, you see.
* ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}''
** Chapter 76: After months of frustration and dissatisfaction with their new series, Tanto, the final straw is Eiji declaring that the main characters are his most respected rivals. Mashiro immediately grabs his phone, calls his girlfriend Azuki and says the following.
-->'''Mashiro''': "I WANT TO QUIT TANTO!"
** In Chapter 46, Azuki tells Mashiro that she’ll hate him if he doesn’t take time off work until he’s discharged from the hospital, but Mashiro, not believing her, refuses. She then apologizes and says "[[CanNotSpitItOut I've]] been in love with [[ObliviousToLove you]] for eight years, so how could I hate you?", which surprises him, as it is the first time he learns that she had always loved him.
** Chapter 100: The main characters have overcome the challenge the editor in chief has imposed on them, and their new series, PCP has surpassed all expectations. It seems that the only thing left is to get an anime so Mashiro can fulfill his promise, but then...
-->'''Hattori''': PCP isn't going to get an anime.
** A subtle one happens in Chapter 122, when Hiramaru's "super-assistant", describing his skills, [[CallBack does so in the same way Nakai did shortly after his introduction]], signaling Nakai's return to the series.
** Chapter 135:
-->'''Eiji''' The work I want to end is...Crow[[note]]It had been revealed a long time ago that Eiji wanted to end a series, but we just now learn that he wants to end his own series[[/note]].
** Chapter 150: The editor in chief casually announces that he's leaving his position.
-->'''Sasaki''': Well, you could say it's my last act of selfishness as editor in chief
** Chapter 164: The protagonists get the news they've wanted to hear for a decade- that Mashiro's achieved his half of his and Azuki's SeriesGoal.
-->"Congratulations. On Tuesday, September 1st at 4, the anime for REVERSI will start."
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has one of the worst lines in general.
--> '''Griffith:''' Among thousands of comrades and ten thousand enemies, only you...only you...only you made me forget my dream. I sacrifice."
* From Episode 7 of ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'', this line hit's like a bombshell.
-->'''Strength[=/=]The Real Koutari Yuu:''' Your greeting is rather late, Mato Kuroi. I see my Strength has been relying on you... My name is Yuu Koutari. Strength is down here right now, just as you are.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** When Hinamori finds out Aizen is alive, Aizen reveals his status as the BigBad with a single sentence.
--->'''Aizen:''' I'm sorry. You must have been worried. I'm really sorry. I'm sorry for hurting you so much. There was something I had to do. Thank you, Hinamori. Thank you so much. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness Goodbye]].
** When Vice-Captain Hisagi defeats Fifth Seat Ayasegawa, he tells Yumichika to surrender because it's impossible for fifth seats to defeat vice-captains and a pointless death would be a terrible thing. Yumichika's response is to curb-stomp Hisagi by revealing that it's possible to fake a shikai.
--->'''Yumichika:''' What I show you now is completely confidential. Take a peek at the true power of my zanpakutou!
** When Yamamoto goes all-out to defeat [[TheEmperor Yhwach]] for invading Soul Society and decimating the Gotei 13. Emerging from the fight victorious, he is stunned to hear his dying opponent gasp out the following confession:
---> '''"Yhwach"''' : My... power... isn't... enough... forgive me... please... [[ActuallyADoombot Yhwach-sama]].
** When Kyouraku insists to the Central 46 that Kenpachi Zaraki needs to be properly trained if the Gotei 13 is to survive the Vandenreich's invasion, he calls forth the captain who will train Zaraki... revealing that captain's true, until-now unrevealed, identity in the process.
---> '''Kyoraku:''' I'll leave Captain Zaraki to you, Captain Unohana. No... ''First Kenpachi Yachiru Unohana''.
** When Yhwach manages to fatally impale Ichigo.
--->'''Aizen''': How... fascinating. You seem to think I'm Ichigo Kurosaki.
* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'':
** After the second pilot dies of unknown causes(the first had seemingly fallen to his death and they never saw the tutorial pilot die), they learn that the pilot ''will'' die no matter how the battle ends.
-->'''Koyemshi''': The robot takes your life force as payment.'''
** In Episode 16, Kirie, about to die, finally has the answer to a mystery that the group has been struggling with for most of the series.
--->'''Kirie:''' I figured it out. I know who's not contracted. Machi, it's you, right?
** In the manga, this line comes up in the middle of a conversation, from a character who wouldn't have said this in the anime.
--->'''Ushiro:''' I'm not in the contract.
** During Komo's fight in the manga, another Earth's Koyemshi gives some surprising news.
--->'''Alt-Koyemshi:''' Our pilot has run away.
** At the end of Kanji's arc, Kanji realizes who the next pilot is, shocked by the answer. Cut to somebody in Zearth stating "It's me. I'm the next one." It's KANA.
** This line, from Tanaka to Kana's father, confirms that [[LukeIAmYourFather Tanaka is Ushiro's mother]].
-->'''Tanaka''': It's been 13 years. Since I left Jun... [[ParentalAbandonment Since I abandoned him with you]].
* Near the end of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'':
--> '''Fujitaka Kinomoto:''' But then everyone around me fell asleep.
* ''Anime/CasshernSins'' episode 13: Braiking Boss gives off ''two'' {{Wham Line}}s.
--> Seems like your memory is coming back. You were bound to find out sooner or later. Now you can take responsibility for what you've done with this planet. '''(towards Ohji)''' Isn't that right, Professor?\\
There's no need for two Suns. That is why I gave the order... for you to kill Luna.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''
** Volume 17:
---> '''Third Princess Carissa:''' Begin the invasion. I now have Curtana Original, the sword that decides the king, within my grasp. This makes me, Carissa, the ruler of the United Kingdom. Anyone that does not want to see the country decay under the rule of the previous pacifist queen, stand up of your own will. To bring about the new United Kingdom, leveling some things will be necessary and some destruction will be necessary.
** New Testament Volume 8:
--->'''Othinus:''' These small fights are such a pain. I think I’ll just end the world.
** New Testament Volume 11:
--->'''Kihara Noukan:''' The esper cyborg Rensa was created to crush the seven Level 5s in case they all rebelled against Academy City at once. My role is similar, but unfortunately, my target is not those homemade espers...Ladylee Tangleroad, Fräulein Kreutune, and Codename Dragon.
--->'''Kihara Noukan (to Aleister):''' Now, how about you use the power I have returned to you. Use it to destroy all those irregularities known as magic.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a lot.
** Episode 12. After the battle of Narita, Lelouch meets up with a greatly upset Shirley, who reveals the human toll of the battle.
--> '''Shirley:''' Hey, Lulu... Zero fights for the weak, doesn't he?
--> '''Lelouch:''' Y-yeah. That's what he says, anyway.
--> '''Shirley:''' Then... why did he kill my father?
** Episode 16. Lelouch and Suzaku have seemingly subdued Mao. At that point, though, he uses his mind reading abilities to uncover a memory Suzaku repressed.
---> '''Mao:''' (to Suzaku) Get your hands off of me, father-killer!
** R2 Episode 5. Suzaku, now a Knight of the Round, tells Lelouch about his ambition to become Knight of One and take Japan as his protectorate. He then calls up the current viceroy in hopes of getting a reaction out of Lelouch.
---> '''Nunnally:''' Hello? Big brother? Lelouch, is that you. It's me, Nunnally; Can you hear me? I'm coming over there to Area 11 to be the viceroy. Um, is there something wrong? Lelouch, it's Nunnally, your sister!
** R2 Episode 18. Suzaku, cornered and forced by the "Live!" command to survive by any means necessary, fires the FLEIJA on his Knightmare Frame. Lelouch then reacts in horror.
---> '''Lelouch:''' Could that be the weapon Suzaku was talking about? ...''Nunnally!''
** R2 Episode 22. Schniezel, having stepped forward to oppose Lelouch, reveals the most unlikely ally possible.
---> '''Nunnally:''' Listen well, Lelouch and Suzaku. I declare...[[HeroAntagonist you're my enemies from now on]].
** R2 Episode 24. During the confrontation, Nunnally reveals that she has regained the ability to see.
---> '''Nunnally:''' That's why...I won't close my eyes any longer! (Cue dramatic music change as Nunnally opens her eyes)
** ''Re:''. In a flashback, Lelouch discusses his [[ThanatosGambit final]] [[ZeroApprovalGambit plan]] with Suzaku.
--->'''Lelouch:''' Suzaku, you will kill me.
* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', episode 6 of the Future arc begins and ends with one.
--->'''Opening Animation''': Remaining Survivors: 010 People *''at the end of the last episode, 11 were alive''*
--->'''Hajime Hinata''': This is so boring.
** The big one at the end of Episode 9.
--->'''Kyouko Kirigiri's Forbidden Action''': Passing the Fourth Time Limit With Makoto Naegi Alive.
** At the end of Episode 10, following the confrontation between Naegi and Munakata.
--->'''Aoi Asahina''': The killing is over! I found out who the attacker is!
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' Season 2: "[[TomatoInTheMirror My Suou is dead!]]"
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' from Episode 24, after Light regains his memories of the Kira murders:
--->'''Light:''' Exactly as planned.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': "What if I told you you'd have to kill someone you love when [[TomatoInTheMirror you become]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext the 14th?"]] Cross to Allen, with a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming hug thrown in too. And from a ''[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerkass]]'' no less.
** Later on, a seemingly filler arc becomes suddenly dark with two words that have never been so terrifying: "Good Morning."
* ''Anime/DieBuster''
--> "That night, [[Anime/GunBuster Buster Machines #1 and #2 returned, along with their pilots]]. Welcome back."
* Anime/DigimonXrosWars, episode 52:
--> '''Darkknightmon:''' Why do you think I discovered the Digi Xros? It was so I could absorb you, brother.
** From the English Dub, Digimon Fusion, there are a few good ones:
*** Season 1, episode 30:
-->'''Omnimon:''' Yes, it is time for you to Digivolve, Shoutmon! (This is after a whole season of the hero Digimon leveling-up solely with Digi-Fuses)
*** Season 2, Episode 10:
-->'''Olegmon:''' Ah, but that is where you're mistaken! Ballistamon is mine, because it was I who made him! (Olegmon is one of the Dark Generals under the leadership of the BigBad, Lord Bagra.)
*** Season 2, Episode 16:
-->'''Ewan:''' It's Mikey! How do you have [=MailBirddramon=]?!\\
(...which is then cleared up by Mikey a few seconds later:)\\
'''Mikey:''' Christopher tried to tell you, that this was not just a game... ...and then he risked his life to prove that point to you by entrusting his Digimon to me and my Fusion Loader! (This means that the team can now Digi-Fuse using each other's Fusion Loaders.)
*** Season 2, Episode 21:
-->'''Olegmon:''': [[HeelFaceTurn You were right, Mikey!]]
* From ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
-->'''Raditz:''' Kakarot... I'm your brother.
** From the next saga:
--->'''King Kai:''' Knock it off! You're all being foolish! You don't know what you're talking about! ''Goku has been using the Kaioken attack the entire time.''
** We have several in the next saga, usually from Trunks, such as:
--->'''Trunks:''' You've miscalculated. Son Goku is ''not'' the only Super Saiyan!\\
'''Trunks:''' You die ''before then''. You contract a terrible heart disease and pass away.\\
'''Trunks:''' (revealing his mother is Bulma) She's right over there. \\
'''Trunks:''' What is this thing? ''I've never seen this android before!''
** A notable one in ''Manga/DragonBall'''s Fortunteller Baba arc:
--->'''Bulma:''' How come he knew about Goku's weakness being his tail?\\
'''Master Roshi''': Because he is Son Goku's dead grandfather... Son Gohan!
** At the very end of the 22nd World Tournament:
--->'''Goku:''' He's dead... Krillin is dead!
** A CrowningMomentOfAwesome and infamous line from Adult Gohan:
---> '''Super Buu:''' So hotshot, you want to fight Majin Buu?\\
'''Gohan:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Fight you]]? No, ''I wanna kill you.''
** The newly born Super Buu's EstablishingCharacterMoment:
---> '''Super Buu:''' "Time to kill."
---> (for context, Buu had previously been killing people for fun without any real malice; this new incarnation does it with ''cold efficiency'')
** From movie ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'':
---> '''Beerus''': You see my attendant, Whis, over there enjoying his lovely petit. While it's true he waits on me hand and foot, he's also my teacher.\\
'''Beerus''': I am the Destroyer from this universe, the seventh. But there are other still, twelve universes altogether. And some have spawn warriors even mightier than us.
** From the film ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'':
---> '''Frieza:''' "I've never trained a day in my life."
---> (At the time he was the relevant villain, Frieza was one of the strongest in the universe, and forced Goku to awaken the legendary Super Saiyan form to defeat him - and Goku had trained impossibly hard all his life.)
** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' Episode 41 following the arrival of the Zen-O, the King of ALL 12 universes who Gods of Destruction ''Beerus and his twin Champa'' even fears, after watching the Universe 7 vs Universe 6 tournament till its end gives his thoughts:
---> '''Zen-O''': I did come here because I was concerned. But, I ended up enjoying what I saw... very much! (Beerus and Champa sighs in relief} So I thought we should do this one more time, with contestants gathered from every Universe!
** From the beginning of the Future Trunks Saga that reveals the foe who Trunks is having trouble against in his timeline and his appearance not only looks familiar but he acts much different even though he looks like ''Goku'':
--> '''Black''': Finally… it's the day you take your final breath…''Saiyan''.
* Arguably ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' episode 11:
-->'''Mikado:''' I have neither the power nor wisdom to oppose a foe who won't listen to reason. You won't even give me time to try. And so...I'll rely on numbers!
** From episode 10: I have all the pawns I need
*** Also, in the graphic novel when Simon suddenly punches Izaya in the face and says: Have you ever killed people? I have.
* ''Manga/{{Erased}}: Satoru is in a car with his teacher, Gaku Yashiro as he pursues what he thinks is a kidnapper. When he opens the glove box, the driver says "Sorry, there aren't any candies in there... because this isn't my car."
* ''{{Manga/Eyeshield 21}}'':
** No Quarterback is safe from Gaou, not even ''Hiruma''.
--->'''Hiruma:''' My right arm is dead.
** Who decides to take his place?
--->'''Sena:''' SET!
** Where is the real Eyeshield 21?
--->'''Marco:''' That guy is in Teikoku High!
* ''Manga/FairyTail''
** In Chapter 323, Arcadios confronts Princess Hisui, revealing the discrepancy between what Future Lucy (a woman) said and what "[[GenderNeutralWriting that person]]" told her and demanding why the woman would lie. Hisui's response reveals the existence of Future Rogue.
-->'''Hisui''': The person that spoke to me... was a man.
** Chapter 390 has one that turns a CaptainObviousReveal [[SubvertedTrope on its head]]:
---> '''Silver:''' My name is DELIORA.
*** DoubleSubverted. Silver lied, he really is who everyone thought he would be.
** Chapter 400 delivers one as well- the location of Igneel, Natsu's adoptive father, ending a search that has lasted eight years.
--->'''Igneel:''' Natsu, I hope you can forgive me... for everything... The truth is, I've always been... [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan right inside of you]].
** Chapter 415. After the surprise reappearance of the dragons, Rogue and Sting note that their dragon parents are supposed to be dead.
-->'''Weisslogia''': Even so, to call us "dead" would only be half incorrect. We are already dead.
** Chapter 416:
--->'''Makarov:''' Fairy Tail will disband.
--->'''Zeref:''' You will have to surpass me Natsu...or should I say E.N.D.: Etherious Natsu Dragneel.
** Chapter 425, it turns out there was more to Future!Rogue's warning than what we were previously shown:
--->Or Frosch will be killed by Gray.
** Chapter 436. In a flashback, Zeref reveals his true relationship with Natsu.
--->'''Zeref:''' My name is Zeref Dragneel. I'm your brother, Natsu.
** In Zero Chapter 12, Yuriy tells Mavis about Zera.
-->'''Yuriy''': I cannot see Zera. Nor can I hear her voice. And it's not just me. Precht and the others as well. No one can see Zera. No one can hear her voice. She is an existence only you can perceive. [[ImaginaryFriend Zera is an illusion of your own creation]].
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' (manga)
** After Shirou has lost Saber to Caster, he takes refuge in the church, resulting in Kotomine telling him about his foster father paticipating in the previous war.
-->'''Kotomine:''' What a disappointment though. I expected more from Kiritsugu Emiya's successor.
** This dialogue happens after Shinji's defeat.
--->'''Shinji:''' Rider...you saved me?\\
'''Rider:''' Make no mistake. The false contract between us is at an end. I was merely obeying my master's orders.\\
'''Shinji:''' No way! So that means...\\
'''Sakura:''' That's right, Nii-san. [[SaveTheVillain I asked Rider to save you]] using my final command mantra.
** Shirou's narration after being told that Saber will recover her mana by resting.
--->"Looking back on it, Tosaka's prediction seems foolish. But at that point in time, how could we have ever imagined... that Saber would not wake up, but would sleep forever?"
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'':
** After Ken lands his killing blow on Jagi, this exchange occurs:
--->'''Kenshiro:''' In a few seconds, your body will vanish from this earth. It's over.
--->'''Jagi:''' Over? YouFool Have you already forgotten about your two older brothers?
** In a later chapter, this happens (the star next to the north star can only be seen by those about to die):
--->'''Mamiya:''' I'm no match for Yuria! ... But it doesn't bother me to be like that star: the small star next to the north star, shining in silence.
--->'''Toki:''' You can see it?
--->'''Mamiya:''' Yes, very clearly.
** Then, at the end of the same chapter...
--->'''Rei:''' The seven stars are shining so clearly tonight, even the small one next to it.
* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** From episode 18:
-->'''Ed:''' The last ingredient to the stone...''is live human beings!''
** [[WhamEpisode Episode 40]] has two specific ones:
-->'''Ed:''' (''after Rose comes in holding a crying baby'') What did [the military] do to Rose?
-->'''Scar:''' Several soldiers took her back to their base when they captured her. [[RapeAsDrama Whatever they did to her, it traumatized her to the point that she could no longer speak.]]
-->(''Ed makes an expression that easily mirrors that of the viewers'')
** And later:
-->'''Fuhrer Bradley:''' (''to Marta'') Your agile moves won't work against ''me'', snake-chimera. I have the ''Ultimate Eye.''
** From episode 44, which reveals that Dante has possessed Lyra's body.
-->'''Lyra:''' Have you come with valiant efforts to save me?
-->'''Hohenheim:''' Not this time, Dante.
** From episode 50, after Envy reveals his true form.
--> '''Ed:''' (''to Envy'') Y-You're...his ''son!?''
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Chapter 104, what Father says summarizes the WHAM situation the best:
--->'''Father:''' For me to imprison God within my body required enormous energy. And the citizens of this country provided it for me.
** Also, two chapters previously...
--->'''Roy Mustang:''' ''I...can't see.''
** Even before that: Hawkeye talks with Mrs. Bradley, and learns that Selim is adopted from one of their relatives, Hawkeye asks if Selim is one of Mrs. Bradley tells her, "He's the son of some distant relative of my husband." Hawkeye remembers that King Bradley has no relatives, then encounters Selim and confronts him about what she's learned.
--->'''Selim:''' I am the '''first''' homunculus. My name is Pride.
** And before any of these, Bradley reveals himself as the homunculus Wrath.
--->'''Bradley:''' Just as you have the Ultimate Shield...I have the Ultimate ''Eye''.
** Chapter 97, after it was thought that Wrath was dealt with...
--->'''Bradley:''' Hello everyone. I see that everything has gotten quite out of hand during my absence. I am coming to personally take back control of my country, and put down this coup.
** Long before ANY of those:
--->'''Edward:''' The raw materials needed for the PhilosophersStone...'''[[PoweredByAForsakenChild are living humans]]!!'''
* ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'' has two of these in the TV series:
** The first was when Hayato and Asuka are at a lake, when Asuka suddenly asked this to Hayato:
--->'''Asuka''': Hayato! Well...
--->'''Hayato''': What?
--->'''Asuka''': I have that feeling Knight Shoemach is my brother!
** And in the next episode, Hayato finds out the truth about what really happened to his father while visiting Osamu in the hospital:
--->'''Hayato''': Danger...? Mom, what happened?!
--->'''Junko''': Hayato, listen to me very well...your father is dead.
--->[[DisturbedDoves *doves fly out from the pavement*]]
--->'''Hayato''': What did you say?
--->'''Junko''': Your father was killed.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' : In the 95 movie, when answering a criminal ("I won't tell anything to cops"), and giving a good introduction to the reality of [[MindRape ghost hacking]]
-->'''Batou''': Tell? And what could you tell us? You don't even know your own name!
* ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime'': "Makoto...Have you been time-leaping?"
** And then soon after: "Would you laugh if I told you I'm from the future?
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''
** In Episode 8, as things look desperate for Oorai during their match against Pravda, Miho says that perhaps, losing may not be such a bad thing, since she made friends and rekindled her love of tanks. She then finds out the stakes are much higher than she thought.
--->'''Momo:''' What are you saying? Our school's gone if we lose!
** In the ''Little Army'' manga, after having had a serious fight with Emi, Miho goes to her house to try to reconcile with her, and offer to challenge Maho's team to a tank battle, only to get a cold reception from Emi.
--->'''Emi's mother:''' Such a helpless child... you'll be separated soon, so you should make up.\\
'''Miho:''' Eh? What did you mean?\\
'''Emi's mother:''' I'm sorry, you didn't know about it yet, right? Actually, we are returning to Deutschland next month.
** Also from ''Little Army'', when Maho shifts from a CoolBigSis to an IceQueen, and also confirms that she did, as Emi said, take the opportunity to shoot down Emi's sister's team's flag tank when it went to save one of hers.
--->'''Maho:''' ...Miho. [[IDidWhatIHadToDo What I did was Nishizumi style Panzer-kraft. I gave the order to shoot]]. Was that all you wanted to talk about?
** In Chapter 10 of the main series manga.
--->'''Kikuyo:''' Lady Miho, your current actions in Ooarai... the madam knows all of it.\\
'''Miho:''' I thought so...\\
'''Kikuyo:''' ...That I of all people has to inform you about such matters, I'm hesitant, but... In the semifinals... if Lady Miho happens to lose against Pravda High... Lady Miho... the Nishizumi household will... [[IHaveNoSon disinherit you]].
* ''Anime/{{Grave of the Fireflies}}'': After returning from buying food, Seita comes back to a severely ill Setsuko who is delusional and weak. He gives her something to eat and makes dinner, [[HopeSpot bringing hope that Setsuko would recover.]] Then, after Seita leaves the scene, leaving Setsuko to lie there with a hunk of melon you think she'd wolf down, he voices over the line: [[TearJerker "She never woke up"]]. After that...you pretty much know what happened.
* ''Anime/GreatMazinger'':
-->'''Kenzo:''' He’s crying. My son is... My son…! ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]''...!
* ''Anime/GunXSword'': "Have you seen a man with a claw? Maybe with a young boy?" "Why, yes. He's right over there."
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': "...that's why I'm going to kill you and see how Miss Suzumiya reacts!"
** Vol.7: "Is this what you are looking for?" [[note]]ItMakesSenseInContext.[[/note]]
** And from ''The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya'': "This is exactly what you wished for."
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''
** The very last line of volume 11.
---> '''Kiba:''' That day, we lost [[OurHeroIsDead Ise-kun]].
** Earlier in volume 3:
---> '''Kokabiel:''' Seeing that even after losing the masters you serve, you devils and followers of God can still fight, huh?\\
'''Rias:''' ...What do you mean?\\
'''Kokabiel:''' Fuhaha, fuhahahahahahahahahaha! That’s right! I totally forgot! The truth wasn’t revealed to you lower guys! Then I will tell you. In the war between the three sides, not only the Yondai-Maou but also [[GodIsDead God died]].
* In ''Manga/IllBoyIllGirl'', we're introduced to the IllGirl, who is a bright and happy girl despite having a disease that'll kill her very soon. It isn't until the second chapter that we find out that there's more to her than her adorable demeanor with two little lines, one where she confesses that her parents were serial criminals ("My parents are terrible criminals! My father is a serial killer and my mother is a serial arsonist."), and the other is when she explains why she wants a nurse to guard her and the boy:
---> "Isn’t it obvious? To make sure I don’t kill this cute boy."
* ''[[Manga/{{Is}} I"s]]'' got one on the last panel of the 45th chapter.
--> '''Takezawa:''' I like her.
* ''Manga/InsideMari'' is about Isao, a college aged man who ends up in the body of a teenage girl he admires. 42 chapters in we get this line at the end of a chapter after Isao offhandedly mentions a moment Mari and Yori had shared.
-->'''Yori''': How do you know what Mari said to me? I never told you that!
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** [[TheStoic Sesshoumaru]] to a dying [[TragicVillain Kagura]], after saying he had followed Naraku's smell and her asking if he was dissapointed it's only her:
---> '''Sesshoumaru''': [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I knew it was you.]]
** Kanna's dying moment of betrayal to the main cast as [[TearJerker Naraku kills her.]]
--->'''Kanna:''' The light. The light will kill Naraku.
* ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' has two of these:
** From episode 34:
--->'''Jeanne:''' It can't be... Chiaki is Sinbad? And you knew I was Jeanne?
** From episode 41:
--->'''Maron:''' Fin, lend me your powers. Deliver my wish to...\\
'''Fin:''' No, I wont!
** From Miyako in chapter 27 of the manga.
--->'''Miyako:''' The fact that you were Jeanne was obvious to me from the very beginning!
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' has several.
** Episode 11:
---> '''Nui Harime:''' I'm the one who [[YouKilledMyFather killed your father]]!
** Episode 17:
---> '''Satsuki:''' [[ReverseMole I, Satsuki Kiryuin, am rising up to overthrow the Life Fibers! Honnouji Academy is the fortress I created in order to defeat you! Remember that, Ragyo Kiryuin!]]
** Episode 18:
---> '''Ragyo (speaking to Ryuko):''' And here I thought you were dead, [[LukeIAmYourFather my daughter]].
* ''Two'', in ''Manga/KotouraSan'''s DownerBeginning, as both caused Haruka to cross the DespairEventHorizon:
-->'''Kumiko, Haruka's mother:''' (Pushes Haruka off on the floor) [[IHaveNoSon I should never have given birth to you.]]\\
'''Nameless lady''', to Haruka: Are you the one who has been feeding that cat? What a nuisance. I took it to a shelter, so don't ever come here again.
* ''Manga/{{Legendz}}'': When the C.E.O. of Darkwiz Company finally reveals himself, we're given this bombshell:
--> '''Haluca:''' Papa?!
--> '''Ranshin:''' Papa?! Did she just say ''papa''?!
* ''Manga/{{Magic Knight Rayearth}}''
-->'''Hikaru:''' Then tell us why you summoned us to Cephiro?\\
'''Emeraude:''' I summoned the Magic Knights to Cephiro... so that you could kill me.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''
** Precia, while cornered, reveals her true purpose for seeking Al Hazard- to revive her daughter Alicia- and that Fate is merely a replica of her daughter.
-->'''Precia:''' I'll put an end to everything. To all the time this girl was deprived of when I lost her.. and also to the [[ReplacementGoldfish doll I created]] to play as my daughter.
** "You want to know something nice? Ever since I made you...every single moment...''I've despised you.''"
** In ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' Ginga and Cinque are interrogating Jail Scaglietti about the whereabouts of the current BigBad and he drops this bombshell at the end:
--> ''He died four years ago. He was devoured by the Mariage.''
* ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi'':
** [[WhamEpisode Episode 9]].
--->'''Eutus:''' That [[MsFanservice babe]] [[LukeIAmYourFather is your]] ''[[LukeIAmYourFather grandmother]]'', Sasshi.
** The AwfulTruth Revealed.
--->'''Eutus:''' It's true that I summoned [[BackFromTheDead Taizen Fuken]], but its powers were activated because '''[[RealityWarper you]]''', Sasshi [[NiceJobBreakingItHero wanted to nullify someone's death]]. You, Sasshi.\\
'''Sasshi:''' Me? Died? Who died? [[PlotTriggeringDeath Masa?]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** A complicated one during the Mahora Festival Arc. Each mage has an [[MagicalIncantation invocation they must speak before casting]], Negi's being "Ras tel ma magi scir magistir." While fighting the girl who jokingly claimed to be his KidFromTheFuture, well...
--->'''Negi:''' Give it up! Your advantage is gone, and someone who can't use magic has no chance against me!\\
'''Chao:''' Can't use magic? I wonder about that.\\
'''Negi:''' ''(OhCrap)''\\
'''Chao:''' Spellseals, open. Unlock. ''[InstantRunes]'' Last...tale...my magic scir magistir...
** "You may call me a puppet, but the reality is you too are a sad and pitiful puppet, and puppets cannot oppose or defy the puppet master."
** Another one from 324 spoken by [[InsistentTerminology Ku-Nel Sanders:]] "The one who sleeps there, is the Mage of Beginning: The "Lifemaker"
* In the ''Manga/MaiHime'' manga, Nagi is able to throw his foes into disarray long enough to attempt to escape with the following question.
-->'''Nagi:''' This may be odd for me to ask right now, but how did it taste...when you kissed Mai-chan?
** In the anime, Shiho, with the following line, essentially admits to killing Takumi.
--->'''Shiho:''' Don't run away! Lose, just like that toad!
* In ''Anime/MaiOtome'', John Smith admits that he can't take on a Materialized Arika, and so calls for help from TheMole.
-->'''John Smith:''' Miss Erstin!
* ''Manga/MakenKi'':
** Delivered by [[BigBad Ouken]] [[BadassGrandpa Yamato]] at the end of chapter 49, in [[BreakThemByTalking an attempt to demoralize Takeru:]]
-->'''Ouken: (at Takeru)''' [[EvilCannotComprehendGood "I don't understand]] -- Why are you helping the girl? [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c049/24.html She isn't even a human.]] She's nothing but a doll. That body is made of [[DeadAllAlong what's left of]] [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c053/7.html the real Kodama Himegami."]]
** This suspened their battle by leading into a 4 chapter flashback mini-arc, revealing how Himegami was eventually confined within the seal atop Amanohara, and died after her physical body gradually dissolved over the next 2,000 years. The girl Takeru and the others knew as Himegami [[TheReveal was simply her Element]], [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c053/14.html which had taken metaphysical form in her likeness.]]
* ''Manga/FutureDiary''. Akise not being able to speak as his throat has been slit revealing to Yukki via a final message on his phone that Yuno comes from an AlternateUniverse and has already become god once.
* ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'':
** After [[ArcVillain Face-Ripper Sophie]] is defeated, suddenly, [[BigBad Enchu]] and [[TheMole Rio]] say "This is what we've been waiting for," together, revealing that Rio has betrayed the MLS.
** At the end of the match against Goryo's group, it seems as though Muhyo triumphed, until he says...
--->'''Muhyo:''' Who said we won?
** In the next chapter, as Roji angrily asks Muhyo why he doesn't teach him anything and expresses his own feelings of inadequacy;
--->'''Muhyo (to Roji):''' I suppose now's as good a time as any. I'm putting you on leave until further notice.
** Toward the end of the manga, when it's revealed that Roji's rank is merely provisional.
--->'''Muhyo:''' So you're happy with getting fired?
* ''Manga/{{Murasakiiro No Qualia}}'': Chapter 8
--> "A call that should have been impossible... yet I recognized the voice who told me that Yukari would die. The person at the other end of the receiver... was me."
* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'':
** Rin is [[KidFromTheFuture Asahi's granddaughter from the future]]. Shortly after she convinces Akemi Mikan of this fact, she accidentally calls the girl "Granny." Whoops.
** Yuka is Asahi's other granddaughter (and Rin's cousin). She mentions that the reason she falls head over heels for every boy she meets is because her great-grandmother told her "love as many people as possible." Overhearing this, Shishido Shiho realizes that Yuka is talking about her own mother, which is confirmed a moment later when Yuka rounds the corner and calls her grandma.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** A minor one, but still pretty funny:
--->'''Haku:''' Oh, by the way, [[UnsettlingGenderReveal I'm a boy]].
** The masked man reveals what is apparently his true identity. The truth is a bit more complicated[[note]]He's actually Obito Uchiha pretending to be Madara[[/note]].
-->'''Tobi:''' The true power of the sharingan...it belongs to me! Madara Uchiha!
** And maybe the biggest one of all in Chapter 397, when Tobi reveals that Itachi's last act was to set up a jutsu that would trigger [[KillItWithFire Amaterasu]] if Sasuke ever met up with Tobi.
--->'''Sasuke:''' Why would Itachi do such a thing?\\
'''Tobi:''' Don't you get it? He did it... to protect you.
** And one chapter later.
--->'''Tobi:''' It is true that he slaughtered the entire Uchiha clan and then fled the Hidden Leaf Village, but it was his mission to do so. He was ordered by members of the Hidden Leaf.
** In Ch 499. Kushina reveals an important secret about herself.
--->'''Kushina:''' I...was the Kyuubi's previous host...
** Chapter 561: The real Madara just used a ninjutsu to bring down a '''''meteorite''''', but the combined titanic efforts of O'onoki (the Tsuchikage) and Gaara managed to stop it from falling on everyone. [[HopeSpot Everyone is relieved.]]
--->'''Madara:''' Now, how will you deal with the second one, O'onoki?
** In Ch 590:
--->'''Itachi:''' No matter what you become, I will always love you.
** Chapter 599 has the biggest one, after Naruto and Kakashi destroy Tobi's mask.
--->'''Kakashi:''' ''[[BigBad You're Obito]]?"
** In Chapter 627, after hearing the origins of the Senju and Uchiha clans, Sasuke, who had been conflicted as to whether to continue his vendetta against the Leaf Village for killing his clans, comes to a decision.
--->'''Sasuke:''' I'm going to the battlefield. [[HeelFaceTurn I won't let this village... and my brother... be wasted!]]
** Also later on in chapter 631. While Sasuke essentially means this in a somewhat metaphorical sense, it comes as a surprise to everyone present.
--->'''Sasuke:''' Many things happened... but I decided to protect the village, and I will become Hokage.
** In chapter 670, Hagoromo, the Sage of Six Paths, talks about his children, Indra and Asura, and how their rivalry led to the Senju and Uchiha feud. After saying this, he then points out that Naruto's resemblance to Asura is more than a coincidence.
--->'''Hagoromo:''' You, Naruto. Ashura reincarnated into you.
** Chapter 678. Black Zetsu, who's supposedly one of the Zetsus with Madara's will, betrays Madara and reveals his true allegiance.
--->'''Black Zetsu:''' Wrong again... The will that is in me is -- '''''[[GreaterScopeVillain Kaguya]]'s'''''.
** Chapter 681:
--->'''Black Zetsu:''' The story of the ninja is a story that existed in order to revive my mother.
** Chapter 692. The final battle seems to be over, and it's revealed that the only thing left is for Naruto and Sasuke to release the Infinite Tsukuyomi together. At that point, however, Sasuke reveals his true plan.
--->'''Sasuke:''' But first... I'm going to execute the Five Kages who are still inside the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
** Chapter 698, ending the FinalBattle:
--->'''Sasuke:''' ''[to Naruto]'' This is...my loss.
* From ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', the truth behind the Evangelion's "armor" is revealed:
--> '''Ritsuko:''' They're binders to suppress Eva's natural power. And now she's shedding them. No one can stop Eva.
** From ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''. Surprising absolutely nobody, Kaworu shows up at the end of an entire movie of OffTheRails [[WhamEpisode Wham Episodes]]. Then...
---> '''Kaworu:''' The time has come [[CanonImmigrant again]], Shinji Ikari. [[MetaGuy This time]], I'll make you happy.
** The reveal of the Eva's dark side in Rebuild...
---> '''Mari:''' Invert controls. Backdoor code: '''[[ExplosiveOverclocking THE]] [[DeadlyUpgrade BEAST]]!'''
** In the first Rebuild movie, there's the moment where Misato reveals Lilith's body to Shinji. A Wham Line because in previous incarnations she didn't know about the body until Kaji revealed it, and only knew it as Adam until Kaworu arrived. Thus raising questions about Misato's possible connection to Seele in this continuity.
** Hell, the third movie is chock-full of these :
---> '''Sakura:''' Thank you for being friends with my brother. I'm his ''younger sister'', Sakura.[[note]]Sakura '''Suzuhara''', who was a child when we last saw her in the previous movie. Here she's in her early twenties[[/note]]\\
'''Asuka:''' [[TimeSkip Fourteen years have passed since then. Baka Shinji.]]
** Earlier, the line that sets the tone of the movie :
---> '''Misato:''' Ikari Shinji-kun.([[GlassesPull remove glasses]] and [[DeathGlare throws him an icy glare]]) From now on... you'll do nothing.
** The reveal of why Shinji is hated by everyone :
---> '''Kaworu:''' Ikari Shinji-kun, once Awakened, Eva-01 opened the Door of Guf and became the trigger for Third Impact. Lilin call it Near Third Impact. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero It was all initiated by you.]]
** Fuyutsuki gives not one, but ''two'' consecutive ones to Shinji :
--->'''Fuyutsuki:''' This is your mother...Yui '''Ayanami'''.\\
'''Fuyutsuki:''' The Ayanami Rei you know is one of Yui-kun's clones. [[DeadAllAlong She is preserved within Eva-01, the same as your mother.]]
** Near the end of the movie, the one that signified the destruction of Kaworu and Shinji's plans :
---> '''Kaworu:''' This is odd... Both Spears have morphed into the same shape.
** Going back to the original series, from episode 24, we learn the truth behind the AT Field:
---> '''Kaworu:''' That's right. That's what you Lilin call it. The sacred domain where none may trespass. The light of the soul. Lilin, you know, don't you? That the AT Field is the wall that everyone has in their heart?
** Earlier that episode:
--->'''Misato:''' The Fifth Child...what is he?\\
'''Ritsuko:''' He is probably the last Angel.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Kaku gives some very unpleasant news when the Straw Hats ask about the Going Merry.
-->'''Kaku:''' I'm going to give it to you straight. Your ship... can't be fixed! Not even with our skills!
** In Chapter 511, showing exactly how doomed are the Straw Hats...:
-->'''Luffy:''' EVERYBODY!!! Focus on [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere escaping!!!!]] We CAN'T beat these guys!!![[note]]Said guys were the brand-new Pacifista, curb-stomping the crew, another one was Sentoumaru of the Science Division, and the other was Admiral Kizaru[[/note]]
** Another one from Chapter 550:
---> '''Sengoku:''' The truth is...Portgas D. Ace: your father is Gold Roger!
** Whitebeard's FamousLastWords
---> '''Whitebeard:''' One Piece...is real!
** From the Fishman Island arc, the revelation of ArcVillain Hody Jones' true motives:
--> '''Prince Fukaboshi:''' What could humans have possibly done to you?
--> '''Hody Jones:''' [[ForTheEvulz Nothing.]]
** At the end of Fishman Island arc, it's revealed what one of the Ancient Weapons truly is.
--> '''Nico Robin:''' Which means, [[spoiler:Princess Shirahosi's]] other name is the Ancient Weapon, Poseidon.
** This gem from Chapter 650, on the new Fleet Admiral:
---> '''Jinbe:'''And the winner was Akainu!! Sakazuki is the Fleet Admiral of the Marines!!
** In the Dressrosa arc, Sanji gives some unfortunate news that, by revealing that one assumption the alliance had been operating on is no longer true, reveals that the entire plan is falling apart.
--->'''Sanji:''' Doflamingo never stepped down from the Seven Warlords!
** In chapter 744, we finally get confirmation of something that a huge chunk of the fandom had been hoping was true for almost three years:
--->'''Sabo:''' He was the man that will become the Pirate King... Straw Hat Luffy. He's my younger brother.
** This bit from the end of the Drum Island arc.
--->'''Dr. Kureha:''' Monkey D. Luffy? Just like Gol ''D.'' Roger. So it still lives... the Will of D. Chopper is traveling with a very dangerous man.
** Chapter 763: Trafalgar Law reveals his full name in a flashback:
--->'''Law:''' I'm really not supposed to be telling you guys this...it's Trafalgar [[SecretLegacy D.]] Water Law.
** A minor but still important one from the Post-Enies Lobby Arc
--->'''Whitebeard:''' (to Shanks) I still remember when you were an apprentice on Gol D Roger's ship.
** Chapter 783, as Luffy vs. Doflamingo heats up:
--->'''Luffy:''' Gear...Fourth!
** Chapter 795 gives us a narration that bodes ill for the near future, with the wham at the end:
--->'''Narrator''': This man just committed suicide. A sort of suicide you don't see every day…suicide by jumping off a sky island... ...This man, alone, challenged and was captured by the Navy and Yonko 18 times. Tortured over one thousand. 40 times he was given the death sentence. They tried to hang him; the chains simply broke. They tried to guillotine him; the blades simply shattered. They tried to skewer him; the spears simply snapped. This man alone sunk 9 mammoth prison ships. In other words, no one could kill this man. And that included... the man himself. His hobbies include attempting suicide. He goes by the name... Hundred-Beast Kaido.
** Chapter 818 reveals a cluster of whams that changes the story of ''One Piece'' from this point on. Starting with the Poneglyph that was found in Zou.
--->'''Duke Dogstorm''': That red stone is called a Road Ponegliff!! It is meant to serve as a guide to the place the most powerful men on the sea seek!! The end point of the Grand Line!!!\\
'''Robin:''' You mean... to Raftel, the final island?!!\\
'''Dogstorm:''' Precisely!!
* In ''Manga/OniisamaE'', we have one said by Kaoru towards Fukiko, revealing quite the secret to Nanako and the viewer:
-->'''Kaoru:''' But Rei... '''She's your younger sister'''!
* ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'' manga, chapter 25: "I'M... DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH MY SISTERRRRRR!!" If you've read the novel or seen the anime, you'll know that things are cleared up, but since the manga chapter ends on a CliffHanger...
* In ''LightNovel/GonnaBeTheTwinTail'', there's only one thing Souji can say:
--> '''Souji ([[GenderBender as Tail Red]]):''' [[WidgetSeries I've turned my back on twintails!]]
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': Retrace LXV is [[WhamEpisode full of them]], but this one stands out.
--> '''Jack Vessalius:''' So Glen...why don't you lower that sword...before I kill your cute little servant?
** This line is the first reveal of the fact that [[EvilAllAlong Jack has been lying to]] ''everyone'' the entire manga. It only gets worse from there.
** There's also this little tidbit in Retrace LVIII that shows that Leo is not quite spared from the mess of the story as he seems:
---> '''Glen Baskerville/Levi:''' Relax...that thing won't attack you.
** There are several in [[WhamEpisode Retrace LXX]] as well. For the one below, Jack's whole [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech speech]] applies, but this line especially:
--->'''Jack Vessalius:''' This body does not belong...to Oz Vessalius.
** And later on in the same chapter, expanding on the Wham Line above, this:
--->'''Jack Vessalius:''' Shall I introduce you to him? This is the chain I formed a contract with. Oz, the B-Rabbit.
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''
-->'''Stocking:''' I wonder what they do to angels? (or, alternatively...)\\
'''Stocking:''' [[EvilAllAlong I'm sorry. But surprise, I'm actually a demon.]]
* In episode 3 of ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'', where Sorata tells Jin over the phone that he's made up his mind to really leave Sakura Hall instead of just dragging his feet about it. This doesn't sit very well with Mashiro, who overheard the conversation, and plays an [[PleaseDontLeaveMe important role]] in episode 4.
* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'' features one when [[TricksterMentor Hilmuka]] reveals [[TheHero Jordy]] that his mother hadn't been killed. She was kidnapped by [[BigBad Marder]]:
-->'''Hilmuka:''' [Jordy's mother] is alive.
* In ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'s'' Tag Battle Tournament, Paul decides to give up in the middle of a certain match all because of his Chimchar's performance ([[{{Jerkass}} even though it was his own fault, not the mon's]]). Having had enough of this, Paul's tag-team partner proves himself to be the better trainer when he decides to take matters into his own hands.
-->'''Ash:''' "[Chimchar], Flamethrower!"
* ''Manga/PoorPoorLips''
** After several chapters of funny and heartwarming moments between [[OfficialCouple Nako and Ren]], chapter 49 decides to end with this line:
---> '''Ren:''' When this is all settled, I'll be leaving. You've given me one last wonderful memory to take with me.
** Chapter 56 decides to close Volume 3 with an evil CliffHanger:
---> '''Ren:''' What point is there in falling in love, [[ArrangedMarriage when I'll be marrying a man of my parents' choosing]]?
* ''[[Anime/PrettySammy Magical Project S]]'': "Misao, you're Pixy Misa?"
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
--> '''Kyubey (Episode 6):''' Oh, jeez. I never would have thought you capable of throwing your friend off the bridge. That wasn't a sane act, Madoka! [[note]]Madoka only tossed Sayaka's Soul Gem off the bridge, not knowing that it's a container for Sayaka's soul[[/note]]\\
'''Kyubey (Episode 6):''' You people are all the same. I don't get it. Why do you people care so much where your souls are?\\
'''Kyubey (Episode 8):''' In this country they call girls shou'''jo''', and for girls who are growing up to be witches ('''ma'''jo), it's logical to call them "magical girls" ('''Ma'''hou Shou'''jo'''). '''Sometimes translated as:''' If girls are what young women are called, doesn't it make sense to call young witches Magical Girls?\\
'''Homura (Episode 8):''' I will not allow your plan to succeed, Kyubey...no, Incubator.\\
'''Madoka (Episode 11):''' Homura...I'm sorry.[[note]]Madoka has signed a contract with Kyubey, something Homura has been trying to prevent for the entire series[[/note]]
** Kyubey gets a lot of these. Practically every episode after the third has at least one WhamLine from Kyubey.
** He's not the only one though:
--->'''Kyoko:''' (Episode 6): What the hell is this? [Sayaka]'s dead!\\
'''Madoka:''' (Episode 12): I want to erase every witch before they are born!
** ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion The Rebellion Story]]'' has three, each more shocking than the last.
--->'''Homura:''' I'm sure that this place is a witch's barrier.\\
'''Homura:''' [[TomatoInTheMirror Since when did I become a witch]]?
** And the one that turns everything on it's head...
---> '''Homura:''' [[LoveMakesYouEvil Finally]]...[[{{Yandere}} You're mine]].
* In ''Manga/{{ReLIFE}}'', the very end of chapter 111.
-->'''Hishiro:''' Isn't Kaizaki-san also a subject in the [=ReLIFE=] experiment?
* In ''{{Anime/Saki}}'', this exchange is the first indication of how severe the estrangement between Saki and her older sister Teru is.
-->'''Sumire:''' Don't you have a sister?\\
'''Teru:''' [[IHaveNoSon No, I don't]].
** In Chapter 128, Teru makes a surprising reversal of the above.
--->'''Awai:''' Saki Miyanaga... is she your little sister?\\
'''Teru:''' N...Yeah, she's my sister.
** In ''Manga/SakiShinohayuDawnOfAge'', this comes up after a game of mahjong that Shino plays with her mother and uncle.
--->'''Shino narrating:''' The next day, [[MissingMom my mom disappeared]].
** Also from Dawn of Age, after Mafuka gives Hayari her hair pins.
--->'''Mafuka:''' I'm getting moved to a hospital in Tokyo, so, you won't be able to see me for a while. Consider it a keepsake.
** From the end of the next chapter. Granted, she doesn't die, but it still comes as a shock.
--->Mafuka Kasugai, (1988-2037), the mahjong idol, died standing at the end of her final live concert.
* At the end of the eleventh chapter of ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'':
-->'''Nagisa''': Half an hour passed and then an hour. Umino Mokuzu [[KillTheCutie never]] [[OffingTheOffspring showed up]].
* ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', final episode: Makoto has received a text message on his cellphone which just says "sorry," followed by a whole bunch of empty lines that scroll down, leading up to one word: "''Sayonara''." Cue ''serious'' OhCrap.
** The manga does this in ''spectacular'' fashion in the last chapter. He receives a phone call from Kotonoha's younger sister, frantically telling him that Kotonoha's been stabbed and is bleeding to death. In the next exchange, the culprit reveals herself.
---> '''Makoto:''' Sekai! Kotonoha's...\\
'''Sekai:''' [[MurderTheHypotenuse Been stabbed?]]
* ''Manga/SchoolLive'':
** One is spoken by Miki in episode 6 when Yuki is showing her the music room. Made much, much creepier as the lively music playing from the radio suddenly starts slowing down, and the nice and clean music room starts morphing from Yuki's fantasy into reality.
-->'''Miki''': "I don't understand what you're saying. [[DeadAllAlong Who is Megu-nee?]]''
** The manga has an off hand comment by Yuki that really sinks it in that Kurumi is not actually cured.
-->'''Yuki''': "Hey Kurumi, your hand is kinda cold."
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble''. Harima's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove becomes this when he says it to the wrong girl.
* Technically shared by the narrator and Ryoma in ''Shin Manga/GetterRobo'': '''"GETTER EMPEROR CHANGE!"''' 'The voice that quakes the Universe itself was, indeed, that of Ryoma Nagare.'' '''"CHANGE GETTER EMPEROR ONE!"'''
* This exchange from ''Manga/SoulEater'', just as Crona is forgiven by Death for furthering the madness that was in Stein. Granted, this series has a lot after the halfway point.
-->'''Nygas:''' Medusa. Just what are you doing here?\\
'''Medusa:''' I'm not looking for a fight. I surrender.
** The manga has the Great Old One of the Book of Eibon calling Death the Kid; a "[[SoulJar fragment]] of [[TrulySingleParent Shinigami]]."
** There's also the last line of Chapter 88, where the Spartoi kids find out that they've been ordered to execute Crona. Considering that the rest of Chapter 88 was a total filler chapter...yeah. WhamLine.
** 108. Dear Lord, 108. Asura reveals that he too is a fragment of Lord Death, effectively making him Kid's OLDER BROTHER.
* ''Anime/StellviaOfTheUniverse'', episode 11:
--> '''Yayoi:''' Please go find Shippon or she'll be destroyed by Ms. Machida!
* ''Manga/TegamiBachi''
** Lag sets out on his journey to become a Letter Bee in order to reunite with his mother, as well as Gauche Suede, who had gotten a promotion to go to the capital. When he finally succeeds, he hears this.
---> '''Zaji:''' Your delivery is just as good as the record holder. And seeing how Gauche Suede isn't a Bee anymore, you're pretty much at the top.
** Much later, Lag figures out what exactly is wrong with Gauche.
---> '''Lag:''' Ever since you woke up, the whole time, you've been lying to us. Everything you said about me and Sylvette...did you learn it all from the letter bullet I shot into you? I believed...the real Gauche had returned. I believed it. Sylvette believes it. But no. You're not Gauche! You're Noir!
** After telling Aria about the true nature of the sun, Hodai Franklin begins talking about Gauche.
---> '''Hodai:''' Poor girl. That fellow who was precious to you? His heart...is now part of the light of the world. Yes...He'll never......be whole again!
** Lag's mother delivers a fairly shocking revelation after Lag exposes the "heart" inside her letter, revealing why she disappeared.
--->'''Anne:''' My family has a certain duty regarding the artificial sun. It is a great burden, but I must carry it out. It is my fate. Our duty... carries a certain title in Amberground. "The Empress."
** When Zazie and Connor find an imprint left by a large scorpion-like Gaichuu.
--->'''Connor:''' Laphroaig?! That's... the Gaichuu... that stole your parents' hearts!
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', Episode 6:
---> '''Washu:''' What I think is that's no way to talk to your mother, Ryoko!
** And episode 9:
---> '''Sasami:''' I'm not the real Sasami!
** Same episode, wham correction:
---> '''Tsunami:''' Sasami didn't really die, Princess Ayeka.
* "[[Film/TheRoom Oh hai]], Creator/AdultSwim! Got the results of the test back -- [[Creator/{{Toonami}} I definitely have April Fool's.]]"
** "Toonami faithful, we heard you. 05.26.12 #toonamiisbackbitches"
** For the people who were wondering if a certain show about [[Manga/{{Naruto}} a certain orange-hued ninja]] was going to return: "The prodigal son has returned!"
** "[[Manga/AttackOnTitan The Titans]]...are...coming."
* ''Manga/{{Tokyo Ghoul}}'':
--> '''Arima:''' You're good... Kaneki Ken.
* ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'': Episode 21.
--> '''Taiga:''' I can't stop... loving... Ryuuji...
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' is apparently riddled with this and {{Wham Episode}}s:
** For those who previously thought that Keima's capture targets have forgotten, this line from FLAG 115:
--->'''Kanon:''' I haven't forgotten about you, Keima-kun. I remember everything...
** Chihiro's last line to Keima in chapter 155. "I like you."
** The previous line is overshadowed in WHAM-ness in the very next chapter.
---> '''Ayumi:''' I heard you.
** Also in 165...
--->'''Chihiro:''' Please be gentle. It's my first time.
** Chihiro just seems to be a machine for these. As seen in Chapter 181.
--->'''Chihiro:''' Ayumi, did you know? Katsuragi is a lying bastard!
** Ayumi to Keima after the Goddess recapture arc in chapter 192:
--->'''Ayumi:''' Who are you?[[note]]Thankfully this was an AlternateUniverse and not Keima's real world.[[/note]]
** The second time that Keima tries and fails to save a suicidal girl (thanks to a GroundhogDayLoop), he asks her to tell him her name before time resets again. Her answer?
---> '''Girl:''' Dokurou.
** FLAG 266 gives us two.
*** The first one is said early on and with such nonchalance that one may require a double take for it:
---->'''Elsie''': Also, it was really hard to stop time.
*** ...But then we get to WhamLine number two, which is easily the biggest one in the entire manga:
---->'''Elsie''': You're right! It looks like I was the "[[FinalBoss last boss]]"!
** FLAG 267: The final words of the chapter:
--->'''Keima''': Chihiro... I love you.
* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' has few of them.
-->'''Kaori''' (episode 5): "I see.. so I passed out :''again''."
-->'''Kaori''' (episode 11): "'You know, I'm not always going to be around to help you... -Charlie Brown."
-->'''Kaori''' (episode 16): "Want to commit double suicide with me?" [[note]]Admittedly, that is a quote from a Japanese novel named ''Ichigo Alliance''.[[/note]] Kousei is frozen in place the instant he hears that.
-->Kousei in episode 22 after realize Kaori is already dead: "Goodbye."
** The finale has one that even shocks Kousei in-universe. See TheEndingChangesEverything.
-->Kaori in her goodbye letter: " Kaori Miyazono was in love with Watari Ryota... that was the lie I told".
* ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' has several of these starting from [[WhamEpisode Episode 8]]
** Episode 8's first wham line triples in significance if you've read the prequel LightNovel:
-->'''Sonoko:''' "I've finally found you... [[ForgotTheCall Wasshi.]]"
** Sonoko's next WhamLine signals the point where the show goes from a cheerful SliceOfLife MagicalGirl series to [[CerebusSyndrome something much darker:]]
-->'''Sonoko:''' "What do you think happens to a flower after it blooms?"
** Episode 9 has two, the second one [[ItMakesSenseInContext being a tearjerker in context:]]
-->'''Togo:''' "I've tried to commit suicide over ten times these past few days."
--> "My name is Fujiwara and I'm with Iyono Music... Are you Inubozaki Itsuki's guardian?"
** Episode 10 features the end result of one of the Heroes learning [[HopelessWar the truth about their mission:]]
-->'''Togo:''' "[[FaceHeelTurn I'll end this wretched world.]]"
** And finally in Episode 11:
-->'''Karin:''' "Sorry, I think they took both my eyes and ears."
* In ''VisualNovel/ShoujotachiWaKouyaOMezasu'', Sayuki's brother shows up near the end of episode ten to thank them for helping her out. He then mentions that she was developing this game to help him with a debt, something she never mentioned to any of them before.
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