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Last Words, but before Instant Sedation rather than dying. Sometimes they possess a bit of the impact of actual Last Words because the fainting character is in bad shape and using the last strength they have to utter them or because their general situation is bad and they don't know if they will wake up again.

In a variant, the person doing the sedating may give a one-liner to the person they have sedated. A brief bit of Snark-to-Snark Combat may ensue, before the drugged party passes out.

If they don't have any meaning, it's Non Sequitur, *Thud*. See also His Name Is...


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    Anime & Manga 
  • One Piece: At one point in the Skypiea arc, Sanji gets electrocuted by the Arc Villain Enel. Right before he faints, he tells him two things: "Thanks for lighting my cigarette" and to "get ready to cry."
  • In one episode of Pok√©mon: The Original Series, Dr. Proctor is trying to give an aggressive Dodrio being treated a shot of sedative. Because of how much the Pokémon is flailing, he accidentally sticks himself with the needle. He has just enough time to tell Ash, Misty, and Brock how long it's going to put him out for, before staggering off to pass out.
  • After being poisoned and wounded Zen of Snow White with the Red Hair manages to order almost everyone else still clinging to consciousness in the room to get medical attention before passing out himself showing just how much he values the country's soldiers and his personal aides.

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • In the original The Naked Gun, the Police Squad lab tech is demonstrating a tranquilizer dart-shooting watch to Frank Drebin (it's that kind of movie). When he shoots Frank's squadmate, Ed, the man puts his hand to his neck (where the dart landed). Then, as he's passing out, he says:
    Ed: Ted... why?
  • Mystery Men: Right after Captain Amazing asks what he just picked up is if not evidence, it shoots out a cloud of pink smoke. Captain Amazing can only briefly protest:
    Casanova Frankenstein: It's a chloroform-deploying portable enticement snare.
    Captain Amazing: ... Ah, dang!
  • Played with in 2001: A Space Odyssey. HAL is effectively dead for the remainder of the movie, but is only shut down, as he's a computer. It's one of the most famous moments in film
    HAL: Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do...
  • Near the beginning of xXx, Xander is shot with a tranquilizer dart. This may come across as a Non Sequitur, *Thud*, but it's not. Not ten minutes earlier in the movie, he had stolen a car (as part of a Take That! to a Jack Thompson expy). The car in question was a Corvette. Which led to the quote.
    Xander: [confused] It was only a Corvette! *Thump*
  • In the movie Death Becomes Her, Bruce Willis's character gets smashed over the head with a large vase. He irritably turns to his attacker and asks "What?" before falling unconscious (and almost falling down a flight of stairs).
  • Spaceballs:
    • Dark Helmet suffers this due to his own incompetent leadership; when he orders Colonel Sandurz to hit the emergency brake to get Spaceball One out of Ludicrous Speed, he continues forward into a console. After they pick him back up, somewhat battered, he suggests everyone take a five-minute break before he collapses.
    • Meanwhile, Lone Starr and Barf are stuck on a desert planet. As Barf collapses, he goes, "Oh waiter... Check, Please!! *Thud*" in a Non Sequitur, *Thud*. Lone Starr soon follows with a straighter example: "Must go on... must go on... who am I kidding? *Thud*"
    • And a Spaceball guarding the self-destruct mechanism instructs Lone Starr how to do a proper Vulcan neck pinch, and when he does, "Like *this*?" The guard replies, "Yeah! *Thud*"
  • In True Lies, when Aziz's men capture the Taskers, Helen is tranq'd with a shot to the neck. "That hurt, you ba—" *thud*
  • From Thor, when the title character wakes up in a hospital and starts fighting back the staff.
    Thor: YOU ARE NO MATCH FOR THE MIGHTY[injection]
  • Labyrinth: Jareth orders Hoggle to give Sarah a drugged peach; after she bites into it, she realizes something is wrong, and breathes: "Hoggle, what've you done?"
  • In HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami, Dan Geraldo gets a dozen of blowpipe Tranquillizer Darts in the face before fainting.
    Dan: It stings a bit.
  • After being Force-choked by Anakin in Revenge of the Sith, Padmé briefly regains conciousness and manages to say a few words to Obi-Wan: "Is Anakin alright?" She passes out again moments later and so never finds out that Anakin was horrifically injured and left for dead.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In the episode "Chains" from the second series of Blackadder:
    Kidnapper: Excuse me, Meister...
    Blackadder: Yes? What is it?
    [Kidnapper hits him on the head with a large stick]
    Blackadder: I said, "What is it?", not "Hit me hard on the head with a—" *thud*
  • The main character of Dexter often whispers a one-liner to his victims right after he slips them the needle.
  • House:
    • Wilson: "You drugged me..." *thud*
    • Similarily, House manages to mutter, "Who spiked my..." before falling to the ground.
  • Firefly:
    • The episode "The Train Job" sees a fair few things go wrong, resulting in Jayne making a serious move to take command. This doesn't sit well with the rest, resulting in certain actions being taken and Jayne narrating his path out of consciousness.
      Jayne: You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til you understand who's in ruttin' command here! Now we're finishing this deal, and then maybe, maybe we'll come back for those morons... got themselves caught... and you can't change that by getting all... bendy.
      Wash: All what?
      Jayne: You got the light... from the console to keep you... lifting you up... they shine like... little angels...
      Jayne unceremoniously falls on his face.
      Wash: Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?
    • Mal and Inara in the episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds" both get curse words as Saffron's knockout drug takes effect. Almost. Neither of them quite manage to finish cursing, but they both say more or less the same thing: Mal gets "Son of a—" and Inara, "You stupid son of a—!"
    • In "Objects in Space", Simon is walking Zoe through removing a bullet from his leg (without painkillers, as he needs to remain alert). After she gets the bullet out, he says "Okay, I think I'm gonna pass out now..."
  • Star Trek: The Original Series:
    • From the episode "I, Mudd:"
      Mudd: What can I do?
      Kirk: Nothing, Harry. Just.. go to sleep.
      Mudd: What do you mean? [Dr. McCoy produces a hypo] Oh, now, now wait a minute, gentlemen. No, what I, I.. [gets injected] had in mind was actually more in the line of a few words of sage counsel, as it were. Advice...
      Kirk: Oh, Harry. I do believe you're putting on weight.
    • From the episode "The Empath", after Dr. McCoy gives Spock a shot so that he can sacrifice himself in Spock's place:
      Spock: Your action is highly unethical. My decision... stands. [falls unconscious]
      McCoy: Not this time, Spock.
  • Vedek Fala's "Faith... faith" as his suicide pill takes effect in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Covenant".
  • In one episode of Hill Street Blues, Lt. Hunter receives a gift in the mail from an admirer which he thinks is some sort of flute. One of the other officers in the precinct tries blowing into it. There is a pfft, and a feathered dart is sticking out of Hunter's chest.
    Hunter: Oh. It's a Blow Gun. [thud; roll opening credits]
  • Casey in the Chuck episode Chuck vs The Dream Job is shot twice with tranquilizer darts and has a third dart stabbed into his neck by Chuck.
    Casey: [to Chuck] I'm gonna kill you when I wake up.
  • In one episode of M*A*S*H, Henry grabs a hypodermic syringe from a combative patient in the OR and gets a handful of the needle. He manages to count down to ninety-eight before collapsing. Counting backwards from one hundred is a common suggestion from surgeons to their patients to track when the patient succumbs to the anesthetic.

    Video Games 
  • Kratos's last words before he faints due to Yuan's lightning attack in Tales of Symphonia are "Are you all right?...Good." This, of course, is spoken to the intended target of the attack he blocked, Lloyd, his son.
  • In Hitman: Blood Money after Diana injects Agent 47 with a fake death serum/sedative to fake his death, Mr. 47 attempts to fight back but winds up on the ground muttering "We can't...(the rest is inaudible)" before finally passing out.
  • Twice in Metal Gear Solid 4, the first time when Raiden is badly wounded after a fight with Vamp and manages to say "Go meet... Big Mama" before finally succumbing to his wounds. The second time is again with Raiden after he briefly wakes up, when he tells Snake and the others that a man in eastern Europe named Dr. Madnar, the man who saved his life the first time, can heal him before once again falling unconscious.
  • During the Heavensward story in Final Fantasy XIV, Alisae is shot with a poisoned arrow by the Warriors of Darkness. She uses the last of her strength to tell the player character where the assailants are headed before she passes out.
  • In Disney Magic Kingdoms, during the Turning Red Event, Mei expresses the desire to keep protesting before passing out.
    Miriam: Mei! You're de-pandafied!
    Mei: Yep! De-pandafied and ready to... build on... this... unprec... *yawn* ... Unprec... edented... victoryzzzzzzzzz...
    Miriam: ... Aaaaaand now you're asleep standing up. I got you, girl.

    Visual Novels 
  • The protagonist of Daughter for Dessert has some mundane ones before passing out from a night of heavy drinking.

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    Western Animation 
  • In Street Sharks, Clint manages to break free, grab Dr. Paradigm, and gasp out "What have you...", before apparently dying from the gene-slamming. His brothers just scream in pain and seemingly die before they can say anything.
  • Beast Wars: Waspinator captures a protohuman girl and is trying to carry her back to base. Unfortunately, said protohuman got some pointers from Cheetor and puts them to use, hacking away at his joints so that by the time she's finally delivered to Megatron, he barely manages, "Waspinator deliver fleshy-bot safe and sound..." before he falls all to pieces again.