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"Know a man for years. Live with him, share his bread and water, speak with him on every subject. Then tie him up and hold him over a volcano's edge. On that day, you shall finally meet that man."
Chinese Warrior Poet Xiang Yu

Death tends to bring what is really important to the fore, and last words are a character's expression of who they really are. Whether they are going out with a bang, saying heartfelt farewell, facing death bravely, or expressing no regrets, it makes for great drama.

See also a list of the most famous last words.


What if you don't live by a volcano?
I suspect the trope description was being poetical.

Alternative Title(s): Final Words, Famous Last Words