Follow TV Tropes


Give My Regards in the Next World

Go To

"When you get to Hell, tell 'em Penwood sent you! And then apologize on my behalf for the inconvenience."
Sir Penwood's final words to a vampire Nazi officer in Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Lay Back and Think of Oblivion

A stock Pre-Mortem One-Liner which usually comes in two flavours:

From the killer to the victim. Often told from the villain to the Disposable Woman or anyone close to The Hero that they're about to kill. When it's The Hero saying this, it's usually to Mooks attempting to avenge their boss or to an enemy upon the issue of a Duel to the Death. When a villain says it to The Hero, it's usually to rub it in their face that their death will mean they failed to avenge the villain's previous victims. Which often backfires on the villain.

From the victim to their friends or sometimes the killer themselves. The Tear Jerker variant which is usually found among the True Companions when one of them is dying in the arms of one of his comrades, usually along the lines of "Meet you on the other side".

This One-Liner is sometimes used in the context of a Mercy Kill but it's rarer.

Related to See You in Hell and We Will Meet Again.

As this accompanies a character's death, beware of unmarked spoilers on this page.


    open/close all folders 

    Anime and Manga 
  • End of Evangelion:
    Gendo: Professor Fuyustuki, take care of this, please.
    Fuyutsuki: I understand, Sir. Please give Yui my regards.
  • In Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), King Bradley is trying to kill Mustang, and after stabbing him, tells him, "Give my regards to Major General Hughes". Since Hughes was Mustang's best friend, this is also "rubbing salt in the wound".
  • Vincent from Cowboy Bebop Knockin' on Heaven's Door quips to Spike that they'll meet in the next world before shooting him and dropping him through a window Spike survives, though.
  • In an example which also has an element of See You in Hell, in Black Lagoon, as Revy shoots a Neo-Nazi mook in the face, she tells him, "Say hi to the Fuhrer for me."
  • Inverted in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, where it's the person who's about to die (Treize) who makes the comment "See you on the other side, Zechs."
  • In Berserk, right before Guts deals the killing blow to Bishop Mozgus he shouts, "When you meet your god, tell him to leave me (the FUCK) alone!"
  • In Gintama, both Gintoki and Takasugi say the same thing to Oboro and Sadasada just before finishing them off.
    "Give my regards to Sensei for me."
  • In the Saint Seiya anime, as Moses and Asterion beat the crap out of Seiya, Moses commits the HUGE mistake of telling him "Say hi to your big sister Marin in Hell for me!". Seiya, who by that point was half dead, gets a MASSIVE Heroic Second Wind from this and kills Moses. Then Marin, whom Moses and Asterion had defeated but NOT killed, returns and kills Asterion herself.
  • Dragon Ball Z: Frieza has a line to this effect after killing Dende and achieving his final form: "I promised you, didn't I? That I'd show you a nightmare beyond the horrors of hell? Of course, I had hoped to include all of you, but it seems the little one won't be joining us. Such a shame, don't you think? When you see him in the next world, I suppose you'll have to tell him what he missed."
  • Rosario + Vampire: Near the end of the manga, when Gyokuro realizes that Moka's rosary actually doesn't give her the power to control Alucard, she begs Moka not to take it back, since it's the only thing keeping Alucard from devouring her. Eventually, Moka gets sick of it, yanks the rosary back, and leaves Gyokuro to her Just Desserts with these words:
    Moka: Enough. If you want mercy, ask my mother.
  • From JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, after Steely Dan's Stand is defeated and the man himself is left begging for mercy:
    Jotaro: "Ask forgiveness from Enya, the woman you killed. We never had any intention of forgiving you."

    Comic Books 
  • Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time gives us a Pre-Mortem One-Liner quite a bit nerdier than most:
    "When you return to your unobservable but empirically determined dimension of origin, tell them Carl Sagan sent you!"
  • Moon Knight combines this with a Badass Boast to a dying Mook:
    Where you're going. The other side, I mean. When you get there, give them a message. Tell them: You see me coming? Run.

    Fan Works 
  • Code Prime: Right before killing Quillfire during the battle at Castle Weisswolf, Rai tells him to give his regards to Breakdown, whom Rai previously killed during the Black Rebellion.
  • Before shooting one of Tomson's mercenaries in the 2nd chapter of Old West, Rattlesnake Jake tells him to say hi to the Devil for him.

    Films — Animated 
  • Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010): The last thing the Joker says to Jason Todd before leaving him to die :
    And hey! Please tell the big man I said hello!
  • In Treasure Planet, Scroop caused Mr. Arrow to fall to his demise in space. When he's about to do the same to Jim:
    Scroop: Do say hello to Mr. Arrow for me.
    • Instead, Jim manages to stay on the ship and send Scroop flying into space to his death, saying "Tell him yourself!"

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Edge of Tomorrow. Before doing a Last Stand one member of J Squad tells the other, "I'll see you in the next life." Even though they both get killed, because time gets reset they end up seeing each other in this life.
  • Sadly, not utilized in the The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor film proper (the scene may have been cut), though the novelization of the film does include Rick saying "Give my regards to Imhotep" as he and his son finish off the titular emperor, referencing a previous mummy they'd defeated in the previous films.
  • Major Deakins to Captain Hale in Broken Arrow (1996), "Don't forget to say hi to Johnson for me when you see him", in regards to a previously killed mook.
  • Heroic example in Die Hard with a Vengeance, McClane says "Say hello to your brother" just before he kills Simon Gruber, referring to Hans Gruber who McClane killed in the first film.
  • From the Lost in Space film, Doctor Smith comments, "Farewell my platinum plated pal. Give my regards to oblivion."
  • In Mighty Joe Young (the remake) when the poacher was going to shoot the heroine, he says, "You'll join your mother in hell."
  • In Spawn (1997), the title character says to Violator, just after decapitating him, "Give my regards to your boss. Tell him he's next."
  • Another heroic version from the Stargate film- "Give my regards to King Tut, asshole."
  • Friday the 13th (2009): "Jason! Say hi to mommy... IN HELL!"
  • Used as a retort in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.
    Kincaid: I'll See You in Hell.
    Freddy Krueger: Tell 'em Freddy sent you!
  • In The World Is Not Enough, when James Bond mortally wounds Renard, he says, "She's waiting for you!" referring to Renard's lover Elektra King, who Bond had killed earlier.
  • In The Marine, during the final battle, Rome yells to Triton, "Say hello to your wife!" as Kate had fallen into the water while trapped in a truck.
  • Indy's friend Wu Han, in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, has a kind of inversion when he's shot.
    Wu Han: I've followed you on many adventures ... but into the great unknown mystery, I go first, Indy! I go...
    • And Indy to the Big Bad at the climax:
      Indiana: Prepare to meet Kali... in Hell!
  • In Paul, Haggard gets a good one off during a car chase:
    Moses: "I'm on a mission from God!"
    Haggard: "Tell him you failed!" (shoots him, causing him to crash)
  • In the 1985 film Avenging Angel, the main character tells one of her victims, "When you get to hell, tell them an Angel sent you."
  • True Companions version in Ghostbusters (1984): The only option the Ghostbusters have to stop Gozer is crossing the streams from their proton paks, which Egon previously warned them would be very bad. As they're about to carry out the plan, Venkman turns to Stanz and gives him a hearty "See you on the other side, Ray!" before throwing his beam.
  • In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Riff Raff tells Dr. Frank N. Furter before he kills him, "Say goodbye to all of thisnote ...and hellonote  to oblivion.note "
  • In The Hateful Eight, when John Ruth starts coughing up blood from the poisoned coffee:
    Daisy: When you get to Hell, John, tell 'em Daisy sent you.
  • In Kick-Ass, when Frank D'Amico gets the upper hand over Hit-Girl in the final battle, after having had her father publicly tortured and killed live on the internet
    D'Amico: Time for a family reunion
  • In The Three Musketeers, Cardinal Richelieu and Aramis have a cordial exchange:
    Cardinal: You of all people should know that the Cardinal does not answer to the laws of men!
    Aramis: Then you'll answer to God.
    Cardinal (pulls a pistol and shoots Aramis): You first. Aramis gets better.

  • In Redwall, the main villain, Cluny the Scourge, is introduced sending one of his subordinates to do a suicidal job, then telling him as he lays dying on the road to "Tell the devil Cluny sent you!"
    • Veil Sixclaw also does this when killing a pair of fox bullies. "When you get to Dark Forest, tell them Veil the Outcast sent you!"
  • In The Final Reckoning, the third book of the Deptford Mice trilogy, Bauchan of the Raith Sidhe comes across the body of a rat who was abusive to him while he was disguised as a mortal. He stoops down and whispers in his ear, "Now you'll pay. Your torment has only just begun! Tell Hobb I sent you."
  • In The Bartimaeus Trilogy, from Nathaniel to Bartimaeus just before the former performs a Heroic Sacrifice.
    "Say hello to Kitty for me."
  • In The Lies of Locke Lamora, Locke delivers a heroic one to the Grey King's assassin that just killed Bug: "When you see the Crooked Wardennote , tell him that Locke Lamora learns slowly, but he learns well. And when you see my friends, you tell them that there are more of you on the way."
  • In Fear to Tread the Blood Angels Primarch Sanguinius gives an absolutely epic one to the Bloodthirster Ka'Bandha;
    "If you truly do hail from the realm that men once called hell, when you return there, tell your kindred it was Sanguinius who threw you back."
  • In Warrior Cats: Forest Of Secrets, Tigerclaw says this to Bluestar when revealing that he's betraying her.
    "Remember me to StarClan, Bluestar."
  • In the Warhammer 40,000 short story Blood and Fire:
    "In whatever underworld your foul breed believes, you shall tell your pig-blooded ancestors that you died to the blade of Ekene of Elysium, Lion of the Emperor."

    Live Action TV 
  • Game of Thrones. In "The Pointy End", Bronn and Tyrion Lannister are waylaid by the Mountain Clans of the Vale. Their clan chief introduces himself thus:
    Shagga: When you meet your Gods, you tell them Shagga, Son of Dolf of the Stone Crows sent you.
  • Port Charles:
    Caleb Morley/Stephen Clay: Give your God my regards... [stabs Rafe with a stake] Tell Him... thanks for the exercise.
  • Harry of The Dresden Files says "say hi to my uncle" just before he kills the bad guy in one episode.
  • Tracker (2001) has Cole saying one of these to the brother of Rhee, the Vardian who killed Cole's wife and daughter, and who's really ticking Cole off with a Would You Like to Hear How They Died?. "Say hello to Rhee for me."
  • Power Rangers Jungle Fury: Dai Shi tells the Rangers to 'say hi to Master Mao' just as he's about to finish them off. Master Mao is their original teacher, who Dai Shi hit with the Mentor Occupational Hazard in the premiere.
  • Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: As the heroes' barrage of attacks start wearing down the Big Bad, he starts ranting about how This Cannot Be!. Captain Marvellous tells him he can whine about it to his son when he's dead.
  • Agent Rossi tells Henry Grace in "Masterpiece" after he tricks him into confessing to seven murders that Rossi will be there when they strap him down for his lethal injection, and just before they press the plunger, "I'm gonna lean in real close, and I'm going to tell you to say hello to your scumbag brother."
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: In "Once More Unto the Breach", when Kor uses the off-button hypospray on Worf to take his place in performing a Heroic Sacrifice to save Martok's ship, he promises to give Worf's regards to his late wife Jadzia Dax.
  • The Blacklist: In "Mr. Gregory Devry", Reddington says this to an associate he's just killed, who had previously expressed his suspicions that Red was the informant who was dismantling their organization.
    "You were right, Marcus. I am an informant. Tell our friends in Hell to be patient; I'll be along soon."
  • Supergirl (2015) has two examples during the season 1 finale. First, when Non is remotely mind controlling Alex and using her to try and kill Kara, he uses her to tell her to give Astra his love in the afterlife. Then, later on, the two of exchange these in person as their Final Battle culminates in a deadly Beam-O-War.
    Non: Tell your parents I said hello.
    Kara: Tell them yourself!
  • Luke Cage (2016): In "Now You're Mine", Diamondback says this to councilman Boone before killing him in order to frame Luke:
    "You're about to meet my mother, Damon. Tell her I love her."
  • Antihero to villain version in 24. Terrorist mastermind Abu Fayed hates Jack because several years ago (offscreen) Jack killed his younger brother (also a terrorist) in an interrogation gone wrong. In their climatic showdown, Jack beats him down, whispers "Say hello to your brother" in his ear, and then hangs him.
  • Wiseguy. In the Mafia Wars arc, Cerrico finds out that Joey Grosset had his own father assassinated. He pretends to approve of Joey's chutzpah, then says, "Say hello to him for me", shoots Joey in the head and calmly waits for the FBI to move in and arrest him.
  • Babylon 5: In "Confessions and Lamentations", before Delenn risks her life to comfort those who were infected with a deadly virus she gives Sheridan a "See you on the other side" variation"
    Delenn: If I do not see you again here, I will see you in a little while in the place where no shadows fall.

  • The Protomen - Here Comes the Arm
    Dr. Light: Joe, when you see Emily / Tell her to wait for me / 'Cause I still have work to do...
  • Ozzy Osbourne's "See You On The Other Side" is a Tear Jerker example of this.
    Though I know we must be parted / As sure as stars are in the sky / I'm gonna see you when it comes to glory / And I'll see you, I'll see you on the other side

    Mythology and Religion 
  • Older Than Feudalism: In the Book of Judges, Ehud is sent on the pretext of delivering Israel's tribute to the Moabite King Eglon. He tells the king that he has a secret message for him. The king dismisses his guards, at which point Ehud pulls out the sword he'd been concealing from his left side (he was left-handed), and said "I have a message from God for you" before running it through his abdomen.

  • In the musical version of Heathers, Veronica sings "Say 'Hi' to God" to JD just before he blows himself up.
  • Hamilton has the Tear Jerker version.
    Alexander: Eliza! My love, take your time. I'll see you on the other side.
    • Which itself is an Ironic Echo to an exchange between Hamilton and Lafayette in "The World Turned Upside Down", at the Battle of Yorktown, where the two of them prepare for battle with no guarantee of survival:
      Hamilton: See you on the other side!
      Lafayette: 'Til we meet again!

    Video Games 
  • Straybow to Oersted before their battle in Live A Live. From an early translation:
    Straybow: Keep on apologizing to me in the next world, Oersted!
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption
    Count Orsi: Wilhem, and ... what was your name again, lad?
    Christof: Mark my name well, Orsi, for the devil will wish to know who delivered you unto his lightless realm. Tell the devil thou wert despatched from earth by Christof Romuald. Christof Romuald whose soul he shall never possess so long as there is hope beyond all hope in this world.
  • Final Fantasy IV
    Cagnazzo: Give my regards to Scarmiglione when you see him in hell.
  • Captain Price to Makarov in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2:
    Makarov: I'll see you in Hell.
    Captain Price: Looking forward to it. Give my regards to Zakhaev if you get there first.
  • In BioShock, after The Reveal, Frank Fontaine tells you to say hello to Ryan (whom you just killed) when you die, as You Have Outlived Your Usefulness and Fontaine now wants you dead.
  • In Warcraft III: Frozen Throne, when Sylvanas has Arthas at her mercy:
    Sylvanas: Give my regards to Hell, you son of a bitch!
  • The Necromancer in Diablo II, after defeating Mephisto for the first time:
    "Good journey, Mephisto. Give my regards to the abyss."
  • Boris Dime in Max Payne greets Max with this:
    "Tell the devil that Dime sent ya."
  • Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle to Skelter Helter, the younger brother of a man he killed in a trailer for the first game:
    "When you see your brother in hell, tell him he's STILL a DOUCHE!!!"
  • Evil Dead games:
  • When Chaos Space Marines kill Eldar in Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising, they will occasionally proclaim "Give my regards to Slaanesh, Eldar!" To elaborate on why this is such a dick move, Slaanesh is the God of Evil that was unwittingly created by the Eldar and has since doomed them to an eternity of torment in the afterlife so long as it lives.
  • In Blood II: The Chosen, Caleb uses this on occasion as a Bond One-Liner.
    When you get to Hell, tell 'em I sent ya. You'll get a group discount.
  • When confronting Sigma's final form in Mega Man X4 with Zero, Sigma will tell Zero, "Iris is waiting for you!"
  • In Borderlands 2, before the Final Battle with Handsome Jack, he will taunt the player, saying, "When you get to hell, tell your Vault Hunter friends I said hey."
  • One of the Game Over scenes in Batman: Arkham Knight has this:
    Harley Quinn: When you see my pud'n, tell him Harley sent ya. And she says hi!
    • This is also used at the end of Red Hood's DLC after he's thrown Black Mask to his death:
      Red Hood: Say hi to Joker for me!
  • Upon defeating the first boss of Sol Cresta:
    Sho Tendo: When you get to hell, tell 'em Sho Tendo sent ya!
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: After defeating Master Kohga, which ends in his demise, some Yiga clan assassins will tell you that "you will apologise to him in person" as they engage hostilities.


    Web Original 

    Western Animation 
  • Beast Wars
    • Episode "Law of the Jungle"
      Tigertron: Give my regards to the pit, Predacon!
    • Episode "The Web"
      Tarantulas: Game over, vermin! Give my regards to the Inferno!
  • BoJack Horseman : Defied in the penultimate episode. When BoJack says, “See you on the other side,” to his hallucination of his late friend Herb, Herb responds, “Oh BoJack, no. There is no other side. This is it.”
  • Parodied on Futurama, when Bender was being taken to be executed in "A Tale of Two Santas", a large robot in one of the cells told him "When you see the Robot Devil, tell him I'm a-coming". The Robot Devil turns out to be in the next cell.
    Bender: He says-
    Robot Devil: I heard him.
  • Family Guy. Just before Stewie is about to kill Lois, he tells her to, "Say hello to Cleveland. Oh, and Mr. Weed." Stewie killed Cleveland earlier in the episode, and Mr. Weed choked to death on a piece of bread several seasons ago.
  • In the Adventure Time episode "Hug Wolf", Jake tells the Tree of Blight "When you see the Wicker Devil in Tree Afterlife, tell him Jake says 'Hello'!" right before setting it ablaze.
  • The Legend of Korra: When Zaheer is about to throw Korra's father off a cliff in "Venom of the Red Lotus", he tells him "Say hi to the Earth Queen for me". A few episodes previous to that he suffocated the Earth Queen using airbending.
  • In The Simpsons episode "Itchy and Scratchy Land", the family are about to be airlifted to safety by a helicopter, but a theme-park attendant dressed as Itchy the mouse refuses to let them on board because Homer and Bart pranked him earlier in the episode.
    When you get to Hell, tell 'em Itchy sent ya!
  • The Venture Brothers: Parodied in "The Lepidopterists". The Monarch threatens Jonas Venture, Jr. with "You might want to make a list of questions for your father." Immediately after closing the channel, he wonders whether he properly made his point that Jonas Venture, Sr. is dead.
    The Monarch: Oh, I should have said the "in Hell" part. That would have been cool.


Do you believe in Jesus?

Well,you're gonna meet him.

How well does it match the trope?

5 (7 votes)

Example of:

Main / GiveMyRegardsInTheNextWorld

Media sources: