Yeah, I was about to say, isn't Famous Last Words
a preexisting term referring to cliché, Tempting Fate
final words like, "Don't worry, I know what I'm doing,"?
The last thing someone says before they die is not a trope, as mentioned, since anyone who talks is going to have said one last thing before they died (a mute character breaking their silence to say pretty much anything before they die might be a trope, but I can't say I've ever seen it). We already have subtropes for when it is
a trope because of something significant, like His Name Is...
Examples that are just, "he said something before he died!" should be cut I think, and "a character's last words that become memorable or famous" should get it's own name and a YMMV label (maybe
, I guess, since while a reason for fame may be subjective, something being
famous isn't, although, again, how
famous could be arguable).
edited 10th Jul '13 11:10:19 PM by Jokubas