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"When you kill your enemy, you wanna look straight in his eyes so he knows that you're the one who beat him to death! It also gives you a chance to deal out some really zippy one-liners. Like, 'I hope you brought your wallet, 'cause the rent in Hell gets paid in advance!' Or my personal favorite, 'You just got Sarged!'"
Sarge, Red vs. Blue

What's better than killing your most hated enemy? Sending them into the afterlife with your voice in their ears and the knowledge of your badassery in their head, that's what.

Another common staple of the Action Hero, this finishing quote need not be a One-Liner, but the longer your little speech goes, the more likely the bad guy will find some way to evade your intended killing blow or worse, make you Talk to the Fist. Consequently, Genre Savvy heroes are advised to just Kill Him Already! and save the pithy quotes for immediately afterwards. Of course, sometimes (as in the Heroes and Matrix examples) it seems that a Pre-Mortem One-Liner somehow paralyzes your enemy while you deliver it, or maybe they're just courteous.

The monstrous equivalent is less articulate. Not to be confused with a Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner, which is used at the beginning of a fight; these quotes are used to end the fight. Also related but different is a one-liner delivered when escaping from battle.

Give My Regards in the Next World and See You in Hell are subtropes. Compare Bond One-Liner (aka Post-Mortem One-Liner) which is a humorous aside for the audience. If the victim is the one speaking, it's Defiant to the End.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Many characters are fond of these, particularly Vegeta. Although after 70% of them, it turns out the target is OK after all.
    • Future Trunks gets two in particular where the subject is destroyed just after the One-Liner.
      • "This is for Gohan!!" Destroying Future Android 18
      • "The nightmare is over, Cell! DIE!"
  • Bleach:
    • After Avirama berates Kira for not fighting like a warrior should and Kira traps him with his sword underneath his neck, ready to decapitate him:
      Kira: A warrior does not beg for his life.
    • Mayuri Kurotsuchi, after incapacitating Szayel Aporro Granz with the superhuman drug and a sword to the chest, not quite piercing his heart.
      Kurotsuchi: Alright, then. Enjoy the next hundred years.
    • Much later, in the Thousand Year Blood War Arc, Yamamoto gives us this one:
      Yamamoto: [while being attacked by his deceased comrade's Bankai, which was stolen by a Quincy Chojiro... You must be so humiliated... Chojiro... I feel your anger... The bankai you honed... IS ABSOLUTELY NOT THIS WEAK!!! (He then incinerates said Quincy down to the bone at point blank range.)
    • And then, a little after that, the new Big Bad Yhwach turns the tables on Old Man Yama:
      Yhwach: Farewell, Shigekuni Yamamoto.
  • Fist of the North Star:
  • Death Note
    • Light Yagami: "I win, Near." Unfortunately for Light, about five seconds after said one liner is delivered, we discover that Near is one step ahead of the game and has set events in motion to counteract Light's grand plan. The Pre-Mortem One-Liner instead becomes a confession.
    • That's only his last one, he actually uses "Good bye (Name of the victim)" several times, "Good bye Lind L. Taylor" "Good bye Raye Pember" "Good Bye, Naomi Misora" probably to gloat in the fact that he can kill them because he knows their names.
    • "Why do you keep looking at your watch?" "Oh that? That's because I'm Kira."
  • Hellsing
    • Alucard when he kills Luke Valentine: "I'm a dog? Then you're dog food."
    • Seras gets an excellent one as she's grinding Zorin's head against a wall after Zorin had mind raped Seras.
      Seras: How does it feel having somebody fuck with your head?! How does it feel, you BITCH?!
    • In Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Seras has this line in the same scene:
      Seras: Say my name, you Nazi bitch! I said SAY MY FUCKING NAME! SAY IT! [death growl] SAY IT!!!
    • In Hellsing Ultimate Abridged Walter gives one to the would-be betrayers of the Round Table.
      "Who wants daddy's belt?" [slaughters the mutineers] "Now, think about what you've done."
  • Guts from Berserk to Father Mozgus: "When you meet your god, tell him to LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE!!!"
  • Kiyomaro was fond of using "Checkmate" for awhile in Zatch Bell!.
  • Aya gets a number of these in Wei Kreuz. Particularly notable examples:
    "I am neither the devil nor Death. I am just a murderer," just before killing Wunder X.
    "Don't look. It's the death of a man whose life is not worth living," to Kaori just before Ken unloads a shotgun into the villain's mouth in the OAV.
  • When manga artist Rohan Kishibe defeats Cheap Trick in part four of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure by tricking it into getting dragged off to the afterlife. Before it goes, he uses his stand, Heaven's Gate, to open Cheap Trick like a book and write in a command. "I don't know if there is a Heaven or a Hell. But just in case, I will write... GO TO HELL!"
  • In the manga of Fullmetal Alchemist, straddling the line between this and Bond One-Liner (being said after the killing blow but before actual death) is Major-General Armstrong's "You are among the weak who will become the foundation of this country," as she pushes General Raven into a wet concrete floor after stabbing him. Not only is it a pun, it echoes The Social Darwinist speech Raven had just been giving her.
    • Ed's defeat of the two brothers in Lab 5 fits this. Specifically, his line just before blasting their Animated Armor body in half using Scar's signature trick:
      Edward: "I just remembered this guy I don't like."
    • In the first anime, Roy gets one before killing King Bradley, who has been revealed as a homunculus.
      Mustang: "I don't know how long you've lived, Fuhrer, or how many times you've cheated death, but not anymore." *sets Bradley/Pride on fire* "It's the end of the line."
  • Code Geass gives us Luciano Bradley who ask his victims "Whats the one thing you value the most? That's right — your life," right before tearing them apart with his robot's energy drill. Later Kallen Stadtfeld uses the exact same line before killing Luciano with an even nastier weapon.
    Kallen: What do you value most, Vampire of Britannia? That's right, your own pitiful life!
    Bradley: You think an Eleven can threaten me!?
    Kallen: Send a postcard.
  • Medabots' Metabee ends his fights like this every time his Medaforce is activated in the dub.
  • At the end of the first episode of the Read or Die OVA, Nancy uses one of these just before she applies an anchor to Otto Lilienthal's glider, sending him spiraling to his death on the Statue of Liberty. "Thanks for flying the friendly skies."
  • Macross Frontier at the end of Episode 24: "Be scattered to the ends of the galaxy." Delivered by Brera Sterne just before he blows a meter-wide hole in Alto's fighter, which explodes shortly afterward.
  • Naruto
    • Shikamaru to Hidan: "Right now, the god you should be worried about isn't your stupid Jashin or anyone else; it's me... because I'm the one who's about to pass judgment."
    • Kakashi to Zabuza: "But to have a dream you need to have a future. You don't."
    • Yamato to Fudo, in an otherwise forgettable filler arc: "Now your Earth Style will become part of the Leaf Village's soil." (buries Fudo alive with the roots of a giant tree)
  • RahXephon: "A god that man can perceive is no god!"
  • Black Lagoon has a number of these, given it's a 26-episode love letter to 80ies Hollywood action. Revy vs the neo-nazi captain is a good example.
    Revy: Say hi to the Führer for me, would ya? *BANG*
  • Ninja Scroll: Genma, BURN IN YOUR GOLDEN HELL!!
  • In episode 21 of the gag spin-off series The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan, Ms. Mori the maid delivers the following line while in the air, just before drop kicking (and deliberately missing) Tsuruya:
    Mori: I'll respect your strength and give you a piece of advice: there's always somebody above you!
  • Elfen Lied: "You know who isn't human? You know who isn't human? PEOPLE LIKE YOU!"
  • Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory has this gem of a speech, right before an entire Earth Federation Fleet gets their asses nuked to Kingdom Come:
    Anavel Gato: "For the rebirth of the ideals of Zeon... For the success of Operation Stardust! SOLOMON! I HAVE RETURNED!!!"
  • Sailor Moon saw the perfect opportunity to destroy the Youma Castor and Pollux when the two demons started bickering amongst themselves. She also saw the perfect opportunity to tell them, "We'll show you some real teamwork!"
  • Gintama had this memorable line by Gintoki before he defeated Oboro in the Courtesan of a Nation Arc and then used again by Takasugi before killing Sada Sada.
    Say hello to Sensei for me.
  • Muska's "Goodbye! Enjoy the ride!" quip in the Disney dub of Castle in the Sky before dropping the soldiers to their deaths.
  • Unexpectedly, one character from Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet has this moment.
    Big Bad: Striker: [Chamber] you are clearly malfunctioning. You must reformat and reboot. This is your final warning.
    Chamber: Response to final warning: Go to hell, tin can!
  • In Tokyo Ghoul, Kaneki before he defeats Jason:
  • In Tokyo Ghoul :re, Matsumae before she brings down a chainsaw quinque on Kijima's head:
    Matsumae: Fanculo (fuck off)

    Comic Books 
  • In Earth X, we get this exchange:
    Red Skull: I am God!
    Captain America: Then I'm Nietzsche.
  • In Star Wars Darth Vader to a Darth Maul clone, after Vader stabbed himself to get to Maul.
    Maul: What could you hate enough to destroy me?
    Vader: Myself.
  • Daredevil: Bullseye before killing a group of mooks with a handful of screws:
    Bullseye: Screw you!
  • In The Punisher MAX story arc, "Long Cold Dark", Frank comes up with a suitable reply to Barracuda's endless chatter:
    Frank: Shut the FUCK up. [Empties an AK-47 into his head]
    • Earlier than that the story arc, Up Is Down and Black is White, gives us an even better example. When Frank Castle is fired upon by a pair of hoodlums who are aiming their guns sideways and each one of their shots misses him by a mile. Frank uses this opportunity to dispose of them with shots to the head. He then calmly walks up to the last remaining gangster and tells them this.
      Frank: "They put the sights on the top for a reason". [Bang]
  • Scud the Disposable Assassin:
    • Scud pulls off one before he wastes Voo Doo Ben for the first time:
    • And again when he's got a gun stuck in Nathan Twist's mouth:
  • Subverted and played straight at the same time in a Star Wars: Clone Wars comic. Adi Gallia, member of the Jedi Council, is dueling General Grievous and her attempted pre-mortem one liner is countered by his actual pre-mortem one liner:
    Gallia: You'd better hope they gave you deflector shields.
    Grievous: No. Just extra arms. [crushes her throat with aforementioned arms]
  • In 52, Dr. Magnus gives us one epic one liner before unloading his gun into Chang Tzu: "You shouldn't have taken away my meds. I told you I do CRAZY things without my meds."
  • From Iron Man: Extremis:
    Tony Stark: You people wanted Stark Micromunitions? Have some. [cue finger missile massacre]
  • Excalibur #80:
    recording of Stryfe to his android ex-minion Zero: Congratulations. You're human. For the next eight seconds. [base's self-destruct sequence activates]
  • From Infinity:
    Lockjaw: Woof.
  • In Uncanny X-Men #150 Storm gave one to Magneto as she came across him holding Kitty Prydes body.
    Storm: (as she gathers her storm power to fry him) If you have a deity, butcher, pray to it.

    Fan Works 
  • Ace Combat: Wings Of Unity Has these gems, courtesy of Derpy Hooves, Sunburst, and Flare Star:
  • Brother On Board: Being armed with a rifle, Sabo often averts the 'nobody dies in One Piece' rule. Two notable examples thus far:
    • In Chapter 17, after Sabo ruins Nezumi's plan of robbing Nami's gold at Arlong's instruction...
      Nezumi: You... you'll pay for this! I'll place a bounty on your head! A big one! You'll regret the day you crossed me, pirate!
      Sabo: Oh yeah? Well, there's just one problem with that, chief. You have to be alive to place that hit.
    • Then in Chapter 34, he does Scar proud with the absolutely chilling one-liner he gives to Wapol: "Long... live... the king."
  • Captain America: Ghosts of HYDRA: Sharon Carter gives one to Winter Soldier Josef before shooting him in the head. Additionally, she gives this while Josef is pinning her down and is about to give the killing blow.
    Sharon: (managing to draw her gun) Can... your serum... beat this? (delivers headshot) Didn't think so.
  • Divine Blood: Eija Satomi to Hecate's ghost after realizing Hecate just killed Persephone.
    Eija: Do you wish to drown in blood?! Well, I can do that for you!
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged: Vegeta killing Zarbon. Probably the only time that "No Homo" has ever sounded badass.
  • A Hero:
    Kyubey: You?
    Kyubey: And what word is that?
    Dalek Sec: EX-TER-MINATE!!! *blasts Kyubey*
  • The Almanac Chronicles: Lorraine says "Party's over, Biff" before shooting him.
  • Bringing Me To Life: in chapter 20, Max's just beat up a would be mugger, see Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner.
    Max: I never said I', bitch.
  • James Bond gets a drop on the Winter Soldier in Child of the Storm, and being, well, James Bond, he naturally tries for one of these. However, the moment he pauses for a witty one-liner, the Soldier just shoots him.
    Harry: Bored now.
  • In Old West, Rattlesnake Jake gives this line to Benjamin Hares before injecting venom into him.
    Jake: Burn, asshole.
    • In the climax, Jake makes another example before he fills with bullets the Big Bad who has just shot Sheriff Rango.
    Jake: My turn.
  • The Pony POV Series has several examples:
    • Dark World!Derpy gives one before finishing off her No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of the Valeyard by imploding his rib-cage.
    Derpy: Sorry, I'm the Doctor's friend. You're the Valeyard, the Doctor is out, but he'll be back in soon.
    • Dark World!Rarity has a nice one right before she tears out Fluttercruel's Element of Chaos and kills her.
    Dark World!Rarity: MINE!
    Nightmare Purgatory: Now, look forward to Hell.
  • One in The Tainted Grimoire.
    Dread Raven: I'm going to turn you into ashes.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series' coverage of Season Zero (the original form of the Yu-Gi-Oh anime), Yami Yugi knocks a lighter out of the hand of the man holding up the burger joint so that it balances on the man's hand - as he pours his drink.
    Yami: That's Russian vodka you're pouring all over yourself. If you were to shoot me, the lighter would fall from your hand and you'd be cooked to a crisp. It'd probably be the closest this restaurant would get to offering 100% beef.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 has the infamous "GARBAGE DAY!"
  • Full Contact: "Then masturbate in Hell!"
  • Dirty Harry has his famous speech, which is actually an offer for his enemy to surrender. The second time he gives it, at the end of the film, is very much in keeping with this trope, as Harry Callahan is in no mood to let Scorpio live after all he's done:
    Harry: I know what you're thinking, punk. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, I've forgotten myself in all this excitement. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself a question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?!
    • Sudden Impact: The words so badass the President used them:
      "Go ahead. Make my day."
      • From the same film, there's also this.
    Harry: Well, we're not just gonna let you walk out of here.
    Crook (chuckling): Who's "we", sucka?
    Harry: (slowly drawing his gun) Smith & Wesson... and me.
    "You're out of bullets. And you know what that means. You're shit outta luck."
  • The Rookie gives us another Clint Eastwood example:
    "There must be a hundred reasons why I shouldn't blow you away. Right now I can't think of one."
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales involves a short conversation containing one between Eastwood's titular character and a bounty hunter.
    Bounty Hunter: You're wanted, Wales.
    Josey Wales: Reckon I'm right popular. You a bounty hunter?
    Bounty Hunter: A man's got to do something for a living these days.
    Josey Wales: Dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy.
  • The Terminator series.
  • Paul Kersey of the Death Wish series had some good ones.
    • From Death Wish II:
      Paul Kersey: [notices that the punk has a cross] Do you believe in Jesus?
      Punk: Yes, I do.
      Paul Kersey: Well, you're gonna meet him.
    • From Death Wish 4: The Crackdown:
      Rapist: Who the fuck are you?!
      Paul Kersey: Death.
    • From Death Wish V: The Face of Death:
      Tommy O'Shea: Listen...whatever you want...whatever you need...
      Paul Kersey: I don't need anything. But you...need a bath.
      [shoves Tommy into a pool full of acid]
  • Scarface (1983): "Say hello to my little friend!"
  • The Die Hard series:
  • The Matrix: Trinity: "Dodge this."
    • Also Tank in the same movie: "Believe it or not, you piece of shit, you're still gonna burn!"
    • Agent Smith has "I'm going to enjoy watching you die, Mr. Anderson!" (Neo does die, but not for long)
  • Pulp Fiction: Ezekiel 25:17 (sorta).
  • Jaws: "Smile, you son of a-" *BANG*
  • The Mummy Trilogy:
  • In the movie Heist:
    Bergman (Danny DeVito): Don't you want to hear my last words?
    Joe (Gene Hackman): I just did.
  • While on the subject of Gene Hackman and Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven averts the trope when Eastwood delivers the Coup de Grce to Hackman's character:
    Little Bill: I'll See You in Hell, William Munny.
    Munny: Yeah. (Shoots Little Bill in the face)
    • A bit anticlimactic, but blowing someone's head off is a fairly snappy retort all its own.
      • The preceding exchange should also qualify.
    Little Bill: I don't deserve this. To die like this. I was building a house...
    Munny: Deserve's got nothing to do with it.
  • Return of the King: "No man can kill me!" "I am no man."
    • It's slightly different in the book.
    No living man can hinder me!
    But no living man am I. You look upon a woman.
  • Star Trek: First Contact:
  • The new Star Trek:
    Kirk: I got your gun.
    • Also, when the Big Bad's ship is being pulled into a black hole and he rants that he'd rather die than accept Kirk's help:
      Kirk: You got it. (Kirk then opens up with all the Enterprise's weapons to make sure Nero can't escape.)
  • In Star Trek Into Darkness, Khan to Admiral Marcus: "You should have let me sleep!"
  • The Thing (1982). You can't really give him points for eloquence, but MacReady's One-Liner before blowing up the title monster is memorable enough:
    MacReady: "Yeah, fuck you too!"
  • The Dolph Lundgren movie, I Come in Peace (aka Dark Angel) was an entire movie built around the somewhat obvious Pre-Mortem One-Liner.
    • For those who don't know, the quote goes as such:
      Evil Alien Bastard: I come in peace.
      Dolph Lundgren: And you go in pieces, asshole.
  • Even James Bond did this instead of his traditional post-death quips, Pierce Brosnan in particular:
    • In the very first movie, Dr. No, Bond tells Professor Dent: "That's a Smith & Wesson, and you've had your sixth."
    • In Moonraker before airlocking Drax, Bond says "Take a giant step for mankind."
    • In GoldenEye when Trevelyan asks: "For England, James?", Bond replies: "No, for me".
    • In Tomorrow Never Dies Bond tells Elliot Carver: "You forgot the first rule of mass media, Elliot! GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!".
    • In The World Is Not Enough Bond tells Renard (given some time earlier he revealed that he killed his partner/lover, Elektra): "She is waiting for you!"
    • Gustav Graves from Die Another Day tells Bond: "Time to face destiny." After he is sucked by the opened door of the airplane and is hanging from it, Bond replies: "Time to face gravity."
    • In Diamonds Are Forever, the Ambiguously Gay (though confirmed in the book, only hinted at in the movie) hitmen Mister Wint and Mister Kidd come up with a few during their repeated attempts to kill James Bond.
      • The first time, when they try to burn him alive:
        Albert Wint: Very... moving.
        Charles Kidd: Heartwarming, Mr. Wint.
        [Wint and Kidd begin to leave Slumber, Inc. as the casket in which they had sealed James Bond inches closer to the retort]
        Albert Wint: A glowing tribute, Mr. Kidd.
      • Coming across Bond a second time, after he had been gassed inside of an elevator:
      Albert Wint: If at first you don't succeed, Mr. Kidd...
      Charles Kidd: Try, try again, Mr. Wint.
      [they remove his unconscious corpus from the elevator and load him into a trunk before taking off to leave him for dead in an unfinished pipeline]
      • For their third and final attempt, there is of course the unforgettable Bombe Surprise.
    • In Licence to Kill, after seeing that Krest's goons had killed Sharkey, Bond flips, grabs a spear gun and shouts "Compliments of Sharkey!" before spearing one of said goons, destroying their drug stash and stealing a plane carrying several million dollars intended for Franz Sanchez.
    • Previously, as Bond holds a Briefcase Full of Money:
      Killifer: There's $2 million in that suitcase. I'll split it with you.
      Bond: You earned it. You keep it, Old Buddy! [Throws the case at him, knocking Killifer into shark-infested water]
      • Sanchez himself has one after two of the tanker trucks are destroyed.
      Truman-Lodge: BRILLIANT! Well done, Franz! Another eighty-million dollar *write-off*!
      Sanchez: Then I guess it's time to start cutting overhead.
      • Sanchez attempts one only to get dispensed by another.
      Sanchez: You could have had everything.
      Bond: Don't you wanna know why? (shows the lighter given by Felix, uses it to set Sanchez on fire)
    • In The Man with the Golden Gun, when Hai Fat says that Bond's presence in Bangkok has become a problem, Scaramanga, right before killing Hai Fat with the Golden Gun, replies "That's no problem."
    • This gem from Live and Let Die, when an agent is watching a jazz funeral:
      Agent: Whose funeral is it?
      Assassin: Yours! (stabs agent)
    • Dryden attempts one in Casino Royale (2006), but Bond got to his hidden gun first.
      Dryden: Shame. We'd barely got to know each other. (click) (cue Oh, Crap! face)
    • In Quantum of Solace, Bond gets one on Colonel Cuervo who betrayed and killed Bond's friend, René Mathis.
  • Andy has one near the end of the first Child's Play:
    Chucky: "Andy, no! We're friends to the end, remember?"
    Andy: "This IS the end, friend!"
  • Fight Club: "Tyler... My eyes are open."
  • "Give my regard to King Tut, asshole." — Colonel O'Neil(l) of Stargate the movie, just before pushing the button to induce a Portal Cut against Anubis (Ra's first warrior).
  • Air Force One, "Get off my plane!"
  • The Untouchables:
    Frank Nitti: I said your friend died screaming like a stuck Irish pig. Now you think about that when I beat the rap.
    Eliot Ness (pushing Nitti off the roof): Did he sound anything like that?
  • True Lies: "You're fired", just as Arnie fires a missile on his Marine Harrier fighter, from which a terrorist who attempted to blow up Miami is hanging, sending it through a building and into a terrorist helicopter. After a prolonged fight on the Harrier.
    • Nicolas Cage in a similar situation in The Rock (though firing at the enemy): "Well, I only bring it up because, uh, it's you. You're the Rocket Man."
      • He also does one while "force-feeding" Deadly Gas to a mook: "Eat that, you fuck!"
  • Hmm, while we're at it, here are a few more Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy gems:
    Buzzsaw: I love this saw. It's a part of me. Now I'm gonna make it part of you.
    Richards [turning the chainsaw back on him]: That's okay. Keep it.
    • "No sequel for you." in Last Action Hero. (a non-lethal example: "Wanna be a farmer? Here's a couple of achers")
      • Lampshaded once he gets to the real world. "You've seen those movies where they say 'Make my day' or 'I'm your worst nightmare'? Well, listen to this one. Rubber baby buggy bumpers!"
    • In Commando:
      Matrix: Remember, Sully, when I told you I'd kill you last?
      Sully: That's right, Matrix, you did!
      Matrix: I Lied.
  • Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride has one planned out (to the point where it becomes something of a Verbal Business Card) for when he meets the man who murdered his dad: "Hello! My Name Is Inigo Montoya. You Killed My Father. Prepare to Die." When he does meet that man, the phrase becomes a Survival Mantra during Inigo's Heroic Second Wind. The duel ultimately concludes with this exchange, the final line of which is more of a Bond One-Liner, since Inigo says it after stabbing the man.
    Inigo Montoya: Offer me money.
    Count Rugen: Yes.
    Inigo Montoya: Power too. Promise me that.
    Count Rugen: All that I have and more. Please...
    Inigo Montoya: Offer me anything I ask for.
    Count Rugen: Anything you want.
    Inigo Montoya: [stabs Count Rugen] I want my father back, you son of a bitch.
    • The novel has a bit more to it after this:
    Inigo Montoya: That was just to the left of your heart. (strikes again) That was below your heart. Can you guess what I'm doing?
    The Six-Fingered Man: Cutting my heart out.
    Inigo Montoya: You took mine when I was ten; I want yours now. We are lovers of justice, you and I— what could be more just than that?
  • The Beast of War (1988). The Soviet tank crew leave Koverchenko tied to a rock for the Afghan rebels after he threatens to report them. As one of them places a grenade with the pin out under Koverchenko's head he says: "If you want anything, just nod."
  • In Hot Fuzz...well, let's just let the main characters explain it.
    Danny Butterman: How's Lurch?
    Nicholas Angel: He's in the freezer.
    Danny: Did you say "cool off"?
    Nicholas: No, I didn't say anything actually.
    Danny: Shame.
    Nicholas: There was a bit earlier that you missed when I distracted him with the cuddly monkey, then I said "playtime's over," and I hit him with the peace lily.
    Danny: (pumps shotgun) You're off the fuckin' chain!
    • According to Word of God, the pun "rest in peas" didn't even occur to them until a friend mentioned it after the first screening.
    • What about the scene with the kid shoplifting biscuits? Inspector Butterman tells Nicholas that he'll get his "just desserts." Of course, it's only revealed to be a Pre-Mortem One-Liner late in the movie, when Nicholas finds the boy's body buried with the rest of the NWA's victims. Then again, most of Skinner's comments prior to the nasty "accidents" that make up the first two thirds of the film might well apply.
      • "It's not your village any more!"
  • In I, Robot Detective Spooner's last exchange to V.I.K.I. is like this:
    V.I.K.I.: You are making a mistake. My logic is undeniable.
    Detective Spooner: You have so got to die. He then injects nanites into V.I.K.I, killing her.
  • In Iron Man Tony Stark tries this several times. The first, after being hit (in a primitive Iron Man suit) with a lot of bullets, he hisses, "My Turn!" and proceeds to cause lots of explosions in a munitions dump.
    • Later with an improved version of the suit, he punches through a wall to get at one of the terrorists who had imprisoned him, pulls him through the wall, and drops him in front of the villagers saying, "He's all yours."
  • This one from the end of Blade: "Some motherfuckers are always tryin' to iceskate uphill."
    • Or the line from Blade II "You obviously do not know who you are fucking with!"
  • Transformers has the quite literal "You want a piece of me, Megatron?! You want a piece?!" "NO! I want TWO!"
    Optimus: Any last words?
    Demolishor: This is not your planet to rule! The Fallen shall rise again.
    Optimus: Not today. [Boom, Headshot!]
    • And during the final battle (after being brought Back from the Dead), Optimus has two against the Fallen: "Give me your face!" (would qualify if he hadn't meant it literally...) "I rise, you fall!" kinda counts, as The Fallen is dying as Optimus says it.
    • In Dark of the Moon Optimus has a literal and simple one with Shockwave ("You die!") and two others in succession:
    Megatron: Besides, who would you be without me, Prime?
    Optimus Prime: Time to find out. (closes face mask and kills him)
    Sentinel Prime: Optimus... all I ever wanted was the survival of our race... You must see... why I had to betray you...
    • Sam also has one in Dark of the Moon:
    Dylan: The kid who saved the world. You think you're a hero? YOU THINK YOU'RE A HERO?
    Sam: No, I'm just a messenger.
    Savoy: Tough luck, Yeager. We all have family.
    Cade: Yeah, but I'm gonna live to see mine. [pushes him out the window]
  • Evil Dead
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock: I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF YOU!
  • Kill Bill Vol 2:
    Elle Driver: That's right. I killed your master. And now I'm gonna kill you too, with your own sword, no less, which in the very immediate future, will become... my sword.
    The Bride: Bitch. You don't have a future.
  • The Casper film:
    Dibs: I've got the power! I've got the treasure!
    Carrigan: And you have a flight to catch!
    Dibs: Huh?
    [Carrigan flings Dibs out the window]
  • Batman Returns: Shreck tries to do this, but doesn't succeed at killing Batman or Catwoman - the latter even scores a successful one-liner on him. Brownie points for poise, though.
    Shreck: ...Bruce Wayne? Why are you dressed up like Batman?
    Catwoman: Because he is Batman, you moron.
    *Points gun at armor-damaged Batman*
    Shreck: Was. *Bang*
    Catwoman: You killed me. The Penguin killed me. Batman killed me. That's three lives down! You got enough in there to finish me off?!
    Shreck: One way to find out. *Cue Barrage*
    Catwoman: [after taking four bullets] Two lives left. I think I'll save one for next Christmas. But in the meantime, how about a kiss, Santy Claus? *puts nearby electric cable between their mouths*
  • An indirect example can be found at the end of Batman Begins, when Batman leaves Ra's Al Ghul stranded on a train that's about to crash and explode:
    Batman: I won't kill you... but I don't have to save you.
    • There's also one (though the person on the receiving end survives) from Scarecrow when he sets Batman on fire.
    Scarecrow: Oh, having trouble? Take a seat. Have a drink. You look like a man who takes himself too seriously. You want my opinion? You need to lighten up.
    • The Joker gets some in Tim Burton's Batman. First, an Ironic Echo variation as Jack Napier, when he kills Corrupt Cop Eckhart; "Think about the future!", then in his introduction proper as the Joker ("You can call me... Joker. And as you can see, I'm a lot happier."). Later he hangs a lampshade on his one-liner before shooting Bruce Wayne, not knowing that he's, well, Batman:
      "Did you ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? I say that of all my prey. I just like the sound of it."
    • And the Joker in The Dark Knight.
    Joker: I'm gonna make this pencil disappear. (Slams goon's head onto table with pencil piercing his head.)
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian:
    Kahmunrah: What are you?
    Larry: I'm the night guard.
  • Sergeant Corris gets two in the Warhammer 40,000 fan-film Damnatus:
    As he knocks out an enemy mook - "I can't see you any more."
    And upon coming face to face with the film's supposed Big Bad - "In the name of the damned Inquisition, I hereby adjourn this meeting!"
  • Tank Girl. Both Tank Girl and Jet Girl.
    • After dropping a bucket of water on Kesslee's head and shorting him out:
    Tank Girl: Have I hurt you yet?
    • As Jet Girl points a gun at her sexual harasser Sergeant Small:
    Sergeant Small: Fuck Me!
    Jet Girl: How many times do I have to tell you? I don't want to! [shoots him]
  • In Independence Day, Russell Casse flies up to one of the alien ships and screams: "In the words of my generation: UP YOURS!" then collides with the aliens' death weapon and destroys the entire ship
    Russell: HELLO BOYS! I'M BACK!
    • In the sequel, Whitmore manages to deliver a worthy follow-up as he's about to blow up four cold fusion bombs right in the face of the Alien Queen.
      Whitmore: On behalf of the people of Earth, happy Fourth of July.
  • The 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland (2010):
    Alice: Off with your head!
  • The Patriot: "My sons were better men". (stabs bad guy in the throat with bayonet)
  • Inception: "Paradox."
  • Equilibrium: "I pay it gladly."
  • "Harry Potter...the boy who lived...come to die."
    • Subverted Trope: Harry had to get a taste of death in order to remove the piece of Voldemort's soul stuck in him. Relieved of that piece, he's able to come back and finally finish business.
    • Also, earlier: "You've been a good and faithful servant, Severus, but only I can live forever."
    • Lest we forget: Molly Weasley's "Not my daughter, you bitch!" before she disintegrates Bellatrix Lestrange.
  • The Professional: "This... is from... Mathilda."
  • Taken : "It was just business, Nothing Personal!" "It was all personal to me." *BANG*
    • "I believe you...but it's not enough to save you."
  • Pan's Labyrinth : "No. He won't even know your name."
    • May not sound like much, but it is probably the cruelest thing that you could possibly say to the man, considering his obsession with passing on his family legacy.
  • Friday the 13th (2009 Remake): "Jason! Say hi to mommy...IN HELL!"
  • Kevin Bacon's parting quip to the last Graboid in Tremors: "Can you fly, you sucker?!"
  • Skyline: "Vaya con dios, you son of a bitch!"
  • Wild Wild West. Jim West before killing a guy with knives in place of hands.
    Jim West: No more Mr. Knife Guy.
  • The Crow: "Victims...aren't we all?"
    • "Is that gasoline I smell?"
      • Subverted. Gideon survives.
    • T-Bird gives one to himself that is rather fitting, as it was from Shelly's book that he took on the night he and his colleagues murdered her: "Abashed the devil stood, and felt how awful goodness was."
  • The 1991 biker film Stone Cold:
    "Chains" Cooper: This reminds me of my father's last words, which were: "Don't, son, that gun is loaded!"
  • RoboCop (1987): RoboCop accuses the Big Bad, but explains to the Old Man that he can't act against an OCP officer. They both get one when the Old Man spots the loophole:
    The Old Man: "Dick, you're fired!"
    RoboCop: "Thank you."
    • Near the beginning, Clarence Boddicker gets one just as he's about to kill Alex Murphy (after he had tortured him first):
    Okay, fun's over.
  • Star Wars:
  • Hidalgo, before Frank drops one of the mooks into his own sand trap:
    Nobody hurts my horse!
  • In Dredd: "You have been judged. The sentence is death."
    • This gem from the opening.
    Judge Dredd: [aims his Lawgiver] Negotiation's over.
    Zwirner: Hey, what are you doing? Didn't you hear what I said? I'll kill the bitch!
    Judge Dredd: Yeah, I heard you, hotshot.
    Zwirner: What?
    Judge Dredd: I said, "Hotshot."
    [Dredd's Lawgiver sets to Hotshot and he fires at Swirner.]
  • The Devil's Advocate has versions of this, notably several pages worth by John Milton as his demons pursue Eddie Barzoon (although the speech is not for the benefit of Barzoon). Also, Kevin Lomax's simple statement of "Free will", before launching his kamikaze ploy.
  • How can we forget Freddy Krueger?
    Before slamming someone head-first into the TV: This is it Jennifer, your big break in TV! Welcome to Prime Time, bitch!
    Before pulling a kid into his water-bed: How's this for a wet dream?
    Before cutting off a kid's ear: Oh, Carlos. Lend me your ear.
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: "You once were a ve-gone, but now you will begone."
    • Earlier in the same fight Scott was one the receiving end of an (unsuccessful) pre-mortem one liner: "This pilgrim's journey has reached its end."
    • Later on, we get: "You are blowing up.....RIGHT NOW!"
  • Saw: "Game over."
  • Snatch.:
    Brick Top: Pete, talk to me!
    Pikey: If you want your friend to hear you, you'll have to talk a lot louder than that. [Boom, Headshot!]
  • Paul: A comedic variant. One of the guys in pursuit of the titular alien, a God-botherer of the first degree, yells out to another pursuer that he's on a mission from God. Said Agent gives us this gem: "Tell him you failed!" Boom, Headshot!. Either to mess with the audience, or because some form of Laser-Guided Karma is involved, the shooter goes over a cliff shortly afterwards, while the shootee survives because his bible stopped the bullet.
  • Con Air has "You're not getting near my daughter. Buckle up!" and "Cy..." "...onara!"
  • Hollow Man: "Go to Hell" (just as she drops him into an... inferno)
  • Innerspace:
    Tuck Pendleton: OK pal... here's how I spell relief! (releases his ship, sending the craft into the acid in Jack's stomach; Tuck's safe, but Mr. Igoe - who's hanging onto the ship trying to kill Tuck - isn't, and is quickly reduced to a skeleton) Jack, you just digested a bad guy.
    Jack Putter: (belches)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: "Mola Ram, prepare to meet Kali — in hell!" Though Mola Ram doesn't die right away (unlike his mooks), it does serve as a one liner in the Arcade Game.
  • Grosse Pointe Blank — "Popcorn!"
  • Battleship: Cora gets one in as an alien footsoldier standing on the deck of a ship finds himself standing directly in the line of fire of one of the turreted guns.
    Mahalo, mother-*BOOM*
    • A veteran manages to one-up her later.
    Let's drop some lead on these mother-FIRE!
  • P2: "Merry Christmas, Thomas.
  • Thor has an attempt followed by one that works.
    Laufey: It's said you can still hear and see what transpires around you. I hope it's true, so that you may know your death came at the hand of Laufey.
    [Loki strikes him down from behind]
    Loki: And YOUR death came by the son of Odin!
  • Subverted in Home Alone 2, in which Harry puts a gun at Kevin's head and is about to pull the trigger and do him in once and for all (just before the pigeon lady saves Kevin by distracting the crooks by dousing them with birdseed and letting the pigeons do the rest):
    Harry: I never made it to the sixth grade, kid. And it doesn't look like you're gonna, either.
    • Considering the gun was covered in varnish, he wouldn't have been successful in shooting him anyway, as proven when he tries to shoot the pigeon lady.
  • The 1984 vigilante film Savage Streets has a fairly awesome one from Linda Blair's tough-girl character Brenda, who has gone vigilante on a street gang who has raped one of her friends and murdered another. The recipient of this line has just threatened to rape her and then cut her into little pieces:
    Brenda: Sounds nice and kinky to me. Too bad you're not double-jointed.
    Fargo: Why?
    Brenda: 'Cause if you were, you'd be able to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye! [launches a crossbow bolt into Fargo's neck]
  • Iron Man 3 has one when Tony is about to kill the Mandarin. Subverted due to Killian surviving the initial blast.
    Tony: JARVIS, do me a favour and blow the Mark 42.
    • And this little gem:
    Brandt: Is that all you got? A cheap trick and a cheesy one liner?
    Tony: Sweetheart, that could be the name of my autobiography.
  • Man of Steel: "A good death is its own reward." Faora says the phrase to Hardy with this intention, but Superman stops her. Later Hardy says it to her while bringing both down.
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance: Ghost Rider tells Roarke "Go home!" right before literally throwing him into Hell.
  • X-Men Film Series
  • The Heat: "You just gave me a ring, motherfucker!"
  • Eraser: "You've just been erased."
  • In Bound (1996), when Violet has a gun aimed at her abusive ex.
    "Put the gun down, Violet. I know you. You won't shoot me."
    "Caesar, you don't know shit."
  • Cloud Atlas: "And don't call me a stupid wetback!"
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service has twice the phrase "This ain't that kind of movie, bruv." being used as this. The latter in an even more meta way, as the villain asks if the spy protagonist is about to deliver a Bond One-Liner. He's relieved at not being subjected to some Incredibly Lame Pun.
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron has two:
    • Scarlet Witch, following the death of her brother:
    Ultron: Wanda... if you stay here, you'll die.
    Wanda: I just did. Do you know how it felt? *rips Ultron's "heart" out* It felt like that.
    • The final Ultron Sentry and Vision:
  • At the end of Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa says to Immortan Joe, "Remember me?" before pulling his mask off and crushing it within the wheels of his car, ripping his face off in the process.
  • In Big Game, Moore finally gets his President Action on.
    Moore: You gotta cock it, motherfucker. *pumps an entire magazine into Hazar*
  • At the end of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, when Ethan, Ilsa, Luther, Benji, and Brandt trap Solomon Lane in a bulletproof container and start gassing him.
    Ethan Hunt: Gentlemen, this is Solomon Lane. Mr. Lane, meet the IMF.
  • In Scream (1996):
    Ghostface: (Just for shooting a reporter) This is Gale Weathers, signing out. It doesn't work in the end.
    Ghostface: (Just about to stab the main character) Say hello to your mother for me. [Doesn't work.
    Sidney (after one Ghostface says "I always had a thing for you Sid! Bitch!"): In your dreams!
  • In The Last Witch Hunter, Kaulder delivers one to the Witch Queen.
    Kaulder: You know what the good thing about immortality is? I get to kill you twice.
  • Battle: Los Angeles: Martinez's last bit of dialogue before his Heroic Sacrifice:
    Martinez: This is Second Lieutenant William Martinez, Echo Company, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines. Ooh-Ra!
  • In From Dusk Till Dawn, when Seth's about to be turned into a vampire:
    Santanico Pandemonium: Welcome to slavery.
    Seth: No thanks; I already had a wife. (shoots the chandelier above Santanico, making it drop down on her)
  • In The Condemned:
    Jack: Sounds like you've had a hard life.
    Ewan: Yeah.
    Jack: Good thing it's over.
  • In V for Vendetta, after V is undeterred by a hail of gunfire:
    Creedy: Die! Die! Why Won't You Die?... Why won't you die?
    V: Beneath this mask, there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask, there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Batman to Anatoli Knyazev, before shooting the villain's flamethrower, causing it to explode, in a Shout-Out to The Dark Knight Returns (where the line's used as a Bond One-Liner instead).
    Knyazev: I'll kill her! Believe me, I'll do it!
    Batman: I believe you.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Yondu crashes his ship through a huge window in Ego's gallery and delivers this line before smashing the figure of Ego with said ship:note 
    Yondu: Hey there, jackass!

    Films — Animated 
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs:
    • Just before Flint uses the kill code on the FLDSMDFR, he says, "Sorry, old friend, kitchen's closed." Sort of wasted when it's revealed that he didn't have the right code.
    • However, he got another one when he seals up the machine's exhaust with a coating of spray-on shoes, recalling his father's advice — "When it rains, put on a coat!"
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas: A particularly badass version is used:
    Jack to Oogie Boogie: "How dare you treat my friends so shamefully!"
  • WALLE: "AUTO, you are... relieved... of... duty!"
  • The Lion King: "Long live the king!" Later Scar tries to have a second with "I killed Mufasa", but this gives Simba the Heroic Second Wind necessary to turn the tables.
    • In the sequel, Simba tells Zira to let it go but she says that she will never let it go. She attacks Simba but Kiara fights back to protect him. On a cliff, she tries to help Zira, but she decides to fall into a river and let go of a cliff like Simba told her to.
  • Bartok the Magnificent: "See ya next fall!"
  • In Atlantis: The Lost Empire:
    Helga: You promised me a percentage!
    Rourke: Next time, get it in writing. (kicks her off the zeppelin) Nothing personal!
  • In Rise of the Guardians, delivered by Pitch Black to The Sandman just as he has shot him:
    Pitch: I'd say "sweet dreams," but there aren't any left.
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker: When the Joker has Terry pinned and tells him to "Laugh it up now, you miserable little punk!", Terry responds with this before electrocuting the chip that holds his consciousness in Tim Drake's body.
    Terry/Batman: Ha. Ha.
  • Batman: Under the Red Hood
    Joker: May I have some water?
  • Rango: After the corrupt mayor of Dirt has been tipped into a position where he's vulnerable, Rango kicks him over to Rattlesnake Jake — who the mayor had previously attempted to kill himself — and Jake proceeds to turn what the mayor had said to him before trying to shoot him right on its head before dragging him off:
    Rattlesnake Jake: What was that you said? "Pretty soon, no-one will believe you even existed."
  • The Transformers: The Movie:
    • First Megatron, to Ironhide trying to stop him.
      Megatron: Such heroic nonsense.
    • Then Galvatron to Starscream, right before giving him "the hint".
      Galvatron Here's a hint!
  • Wizards:
    Avatar: I'm glad you changed your last name, you son of a bitch.

  • Johannes Cabal Johannes is a pithy man who usually only employs lethal force, or no violence at all. As a result he tends to have several of these. When stranded in a pocket dimension with no sense of time that has turned the other inhabitants into dull automatons who repeat actions over and over, Cabal takes a croquette bat from one, ostensibly to help take a shot. "Tricky shot." He says-before bludgeoning the man dead in one swing (it doesn't take).
    • In Johannes Cabal and the Fear Institute Johannes and a man are staring over a cliff edge, which , Cabal says, two things at the bottom. When asked what they are, he says the remains of the former occupant, then he pushes the other man and says "And very" (it also doesn't take).
  • Rick Riordan's The Heroes of Olympus:
    • Percy gets an awesome one in on Polybotes.
      Percy: "Id like you to meet my friend Terminus. Hes a god." *thunk*
    • Frank has a good one on Alcyoneus
      Frank: "Welcome to Canada, idiot."
  • The Wheel of Time
    Mat: "I've come to give you your gift back, Mordeth. I consider our debt paid in full."
  • In Michael Crichton's Timeline, the douchey Big Bad's attempt to mock the hero turns back against him. He had been telling the hero he would have to 'watch his death happen,' but when the hero finds a way to burn him alive before exploding him into pieces, he charmingly repeats the Badman's douchey line 'Watch it happen,' which sounds infinitely more badass in our hero's mouth.
  • In an otherwise thoroughly disposable trash novel in a series I think was called The Wingman:
    Wounded, Half-Dead Adversary: Am I going to die?
    Wingman: Yes.
    WHDA: How can you be sure?
    Wingman: Because I'm going to pull this trigger.
  • In a Spelljammer novel The Maelstrom's Eye happened when a half-kender who "studied art of some kind" in "some place called Kozakura" decided she's a Combat Pragmatist after all. So she picked up a double-barrelled scro harpoon-bombard and walked to the thing's previous owner, about twice her height.
    Gaeadrelle Goldring: My sensei is going to hate me for this. Sayonara.
  • In the Alex Rider book Crocodile Tears, Desmond McCain, the villain, is about to shoot Alex, and says "You're going on a short journey to Hell." Alex has, in fact, just sent a barrel of petrol with an armed explosive device rolling towards him, and just before it explodes, killing him instantly, he replies to this with "Let me know what that's like."
  • The Dresden Files:
    Duchess Adrianna: Cattle. You are c-cattle.
    Harry Dresden: Moo.
    • Although if his first shot had succeeded beforehand his phrase would have been "Bitch, Come get some." Which would have also worked well.
  • Outcast of Redwall: "You have lived like a coward, now die like a soldier, sah!"
  • In Stephen King's Wolves of the Calla, a character tells the legend of Lady Oriza, who, before killing Gray Dick, who killed her father, tells him this: "May your first day in hell last ten thousand years, and may it be the shortest."
  • In the novel version of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, before Darth Vader kills Gunray:
    Gunray: "Please! He said... we'd be left in peace!"
    Vader: "The transmission was garbled. He said you'd be left in pieces."
    • The entire scene is filled with these and Bond One-Liners, from the moment Vader enters the room:
    SAN HILL: "On the behalf of the leadership of the Confederation of Independent Systems, let me be the first to ..."
    VADER: "Very well. You will be the first." (Seals the doors.)
  • Ciaphas Cain, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM, in Cain's Last Stand: "Commissar Donal sends his regards."
    • Which in some way also counts as Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner.
    • From The Traitor's Hand: "Impersonating an Inquisitor is a capital offence."explanation 
  • Bored of the Rings: "...and this is your gall bladder, right above your chitlins!"
  • A classic example from the Honor Harrington series in Ashes of Victory:
    Oscar Saint-Just: So now what? A big show trial before the execution? Proof of my 'crimes' for the Proles and the newsies?
    Thomas Theisman: No. I think we've had enough of those sorts of trials. Good-bye, Citizen Chairman.
    • Shadow of Freedom raises the stakes with this conversation between Sir Aivars Terekhov and Brigadier Yucel:
    Terekhov: I cant say its been a pleasure speaking to you, Brigadier. Educational, yes, in a disgusting sort of way, but not a pleasure. In fact, Im just as happy we wont be speaking again.
    Yucel: Good. Now get the fuck out of here before I change my mind and decide to shoot a couple of dozen of them to hurry you on your way!
  • A Song of Ice and Fire has several:
    • In A Game of Thrones Ned Stark recalls when he fought and killed Ser Arthur Dayne at the Tower of Joy. It somewhat downplayed by the fact that Ned doesn't mean it as a boast or a taunt, but a sad and foreboding rumination on how even more men are about to die in battle:
      Ser Arthur Dayne: And now it begins. (unsheathes his sword)
      Ned Stark: (with sadness in his voice) No. Now it ends.
    • A particularly dark one that later becomes a plot point from Roose Bolton before he slays Robb Stark.
      Roose: Jaime Lannister sends his regards.
    • Ser Gregor Clegane, before he crushes Oberyn Martell's skull.
      Gregor: Elia of Dorne. I killed her screaming whelp. Then I raped her. Then I smashed her fucking head in. Like this.
    • Littlefinger to Lysa. He tells her he has only ever loved one woman, and Lysa believes he means her and lowers her guard. Then Littlefinger adds a little addendum:
    Littlefinger: Only Cat.
  • In Sidhe-Devil, Rudi Bergmonk catches the man most responsible for him being forced to kill his eldest brother. The guy tries to surrender. Rudi, a crook who's working with Doc Sidhe only in order to avenge his brother, replies, "You've mistaken me for one of the good [guys]." Bang.
  • A slight subversion in Eoin Colfer's The Wish List, considering both people involved are already dead. Meg Finn has earned her final reward and is on the fast track up the tunnel towards Heaven, but the dog/human hybrid spirit of Belch Brennan attempts to drag her in the opposite direction, prompting (according to Saint Peter afterwards) the first instance of violence in the tunnel, accompanied by this:
    Belch, you can go to Hell! (kick to the face)
  • From the Old Icelandic Saga of Grettir the Strong: Thorfinn had made a botched attempt on Thorgeir's life and left his axe behind. Years later, cue the following exchange:
    Here I bring you your axe!, said Thorgeir. Then he struck at Thorfinn's neck and cut off his head.
  • Warrior Cats: One notable example is Firestar's final line before killing Tigerstar's spirit in The Last Hope:
    Firestar: You lived like a rogue. You can die like a rogue!''
  • In Hogfather, Death gets in one when taking down the Auditors:
    And now there remains only one final question. Have you been naughty...or nice? Ho, ho, ho.
  • In the Repairman Jack book Fatal Error, Jack gets ambushed and held at knife point by some guys who describe how they're going to torture him to death. Earlier in the scene, he tells them that if you're in a fair fight it means you didn't prepare enough. When he breaks free and pulls a gun out, he says, "You didn't prepare enough" before shooting them. This is especially awesome because Jack doesn't usually do one-liners, being a pragmatic fighter.
  • From The Bible (Judges 3:20-23): "Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his palace and said, 'I have a message from God for you.' As the king rose from his seat, Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly."
  • From Mickey Spillane's I, The Jury, the hero detective Mike Hammer has just shot the villain: "The roar of the .45 shook the room. Charlotte staggered back a step. Her eyes were a symphony of incredulity, an unbelieving witness to truth. Slowly, she looked down at the ugly swelling in her naked belly where the bullet went in. "How could you?" she gasped. I had only a moment before talking to a corpse, but I got it in. "It was easy," I said.
  • From Tales of Dunk and Egg by George R.R. Martin: "I told you. I'm better with a sword"
  • Spoofed at one point in the Skulduggery Pleasant series:
    Vaurien Scapegrace: Valkyrie Cain, welcome to death.
    Valkyrie Cain: That is such a stupid thing to say.
  • "See you in Hades, fuckwit!"- Lucifer Niggerbastard, Chapter 12 (The Vagina Ass Of Lucifer Niggerbastard)
    • Because of an empty cartridge, Lucifer does not actually kill Turnus.
  • Uttered by one Walking Spoiler to another in Black Legion right before gutting him with a chainsword:
  • A pretty awesome one comes from one of the A Song of Ice and Fire prequels, The Princess and the Queen. Hugh Hammer had betrayed the side he was fighting for in a war, and then tried to set himself up as a king because he figured that he could do anything due to being a Dragon Rider. He became so hated that Jon Roxton, a member of the side Hugh had defected to before attempting to name himself king, decided to kill him. Just as a battle was starting to break out and there was chaos all around, (and Hammer was far away from his dragon) Roxton walked up to Hammer, and we get this exchange:
    Jon Roxton: Lord Hammer, my condolences.
    Hugh Hammer: For what?
    Jon Roxton: You died in the battle. [cuts Hugh near in half with his sword]
  • In the Sherlock Holmes story "The Solitary Cyclist," Carruthers tries to avert the scheme he'd hatched with Jack Woodley to gain the inheritance of a young woman named Violet Smith by marrying her to Woodley. Carruthers, Holmes, and Watson arrive just after the ceremony is finished.note 
    Woodley: You're too late. She's my wife!
    Carruthers: No, she's your widow. [BANG.]
  • Journey to Chaos: At the close of Dengel and Eric's duel at the climax, Dengel says "I would advise you to remember that for your next life but you are not going to have one." When Eric springs his trap and turns the tables, he says one in return as part of his "World of Cardboard" Speech.
  • Adolin Kholin gets a very satisfying one at the end of Words of Radiance in The Stormlight Archive when he muders Sadeas, the man who has repeatedly tried to politically undermine and nurder his father even with the end of the world arriving.
    Adolin: My father thinks I'm a better man than he is. Unfortunately for you, he's wrong.
  • In the Red Dwarf novel, Better Than Life, Talkie Toaster uses his signature line "Hey pal, you want some toast?" right before taking down a giant polymorph monster with a pair of super heated ashtrays.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In Heroes, Thompson tries one while doing a *Click* Hello... but Noah Bennet (AKA Horn-Rimmed Glasses) does it on him instead.
    Thompson: "What am I thinking now, Parkman?"
    HRG: "Your last thought." [shoots Thompson]
    • Sylar gets a good one while killing Ted, after flipping over the security van transporting him.
      Ted: I'm hurt!
      Sylar: Let me help you with that. * slices off the top of his head*
    • Noah does one to Sylar (though he ends up resurrecting): "Poor Gabriel. You always wanted to be special. Look at you now. You're nobody."
  • iCarly: Attempted by Spencer when he surprises Sam by hiding inside her locker. Sam slams the locker shut in his face, and he lampshades the trope:
    Spencer: (annoyed at himself) I've gotta quit saying witty things before I blow.
    • Later played straight by Sam by conniving with a delivery man to distract Spencer.
  • 24 season three, "No, you don't," as Jack kills Nina.
  • Chuck has Roark saying "Hmm, real Shotgun Wedding," just before shooting Chuck at his sister's wedding, then immediately lampshading it by adding, "Just think, that terrible pun is the last thing you'll ever hear."
  • NCIS has a version: at the end of an episode (Mind Games), Gibbs says "Enjoy Hell" to an unrepentant Serial Killer whose execution is imminent.
    • "You have thirty seconds to live, Salim." *chuckle* (Truth or Consequences)
    • Mike Franks to arms dealer Arkady Kobach in "Faking It":
    Arkady: You think you're the first person to point a gun at me?
    Franks: No, but I will be the last. *bang*
  • The titular character of Merlin to Nimwueh: "You shouldn't have killed my friend."
  • Sherlock has one. "Oh, do your research. I'm not a hero. I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Merry Christmas!" *bang*
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Willow before flaying Warren Mears alive: "Bored now."
      • That phrase, previously uttered a couple of times - in less dramatic circumstances - by a vampire (and thus explicitly evil) version of Willow from an alternate timeline, is a signal of how far "our" Willow has gone to the Dark Side.
    • Buffy herself was so well known for offing baddies with one-liners that they lampooned it several times - examples include "Anne", where Xander and Willow fail in making good puns: "I've always been amazed with how Buffy fought, but in a way, I feel like we took her punning for granted", and in "Bargaining", by having the BuffyBot screw up pun attempts.
    • Buffy herself Lampshaded her tendency to do it in "Helpless" - "If I was at full Slayer power, I'd be punning right about now."
    • During the first season finale, the Master engages in some Evil Gloating when he thinks he's won, and Buffy responds with this trope.
    The Master: Where are your jibes now? Will you laugh when my Hell is on earth?
    Buffy: You're that amped about Hell? (grabs the Master by the neck) Go there. (throws him down onto a broken table leg to stake him)
    • Raidon gives one to Buffy, but Satsu gives him one right back when she saves Buffy.
  • "I can hold my breath for a long time."
  • In the grand finale of Angel, Angel's opponent hands him the perfect straight line for him to not only triumph, but to spin a CMoA-caliber Pre-Mortem One-Liner off of:
    Hamilton: Let me say this as clearly as I can: you can not beat me. I am a part of them; the Wolf, Ram, and Hart. Their strength flows through my veins! My blood is filled with their ancient power!
    Angel: Can you pick out the one word there you probably shouldn't have said? (proceeds to vamp out, drink his blood and hand him his ass)
  • "...darn."
    • In the episode Heart of Gold:
      Petaline: Ranse, this is Jonah. Say hi to daddy, Jonah.
      (pulls out Nandi's favorite gun and shoots Rance Burgess point-blank in the forehead)
      Petaline:Say goodbye to your daddy, Jonah.
  • Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, Aeryn to Akhna: *indicates the newborn she's holding* "It's a boy, in case you were wondering."
  • Doctor Who has a number of examples:
    • When a Dalek assumes River won't actually shoot it, since she's the Doctor's companion: "I'm River Song. *click* Check your records again." *Cue a Dalek begging for mercy*
    • This is echoed at the end of the following season, by Amy, with Madame Kovarian assuming that Amy will save her from a horrible death (her magic eyepatch thing is hanging loose and carrying painfully lethal dosages of electricity), despite how much Amy hates her (because of the absolutely brutal Trauma Conga Line she subjected Amy too, and what she did to Amy's daughter), because she wouldn't want to disappoint him. Amy agrees that that is very true, the Doctor is very dear to her, and she wouldn't want to disappoint him. She also notes something else. The Doctor's not there. Then, having reattached the eyepiece, she comes up with a crowning example of this trope: "River Song didn't get it all from you. Sweetie." After that, she coldly strolls off, making off-hand date plans with a recently remembered Rory (who is not quite up to speed), while Madame Kovarian dies screaming.
    • In "The Poison Sky", a Sontaran commander gloats over a captured UNIT spldier about how Sontarans are superior warriors because the weak spot on the back of their neck means they must always face their enemies. Later the tables are turned and the captives are fighting free. The commanding officer spots one of the Sontaran leaders, approaches him from behind, and:
      Colonel Mace: You will face me, sir!
      Sontaran turns in surprise and immediately gets gunned down while facing him.
    • Arc Villain Missy has one that she uses for everyone she kills — and she kills enough people that it doubles as a catch phrase. "Say something nice."
    • Queen Victoria meeting up with the Monk who attempted to sic a Werewolf on her. They are at a standstill, and he is about to finish his job of assassinating her. As she pulls a small gun from her purse
      Queen Victoria: There have been many attempts on my life over the years, I learned to come prepared
      Monk: You don't have it in yourself to kill me, woman.
      Queen Victoria: The correct form of address is "Your Majesty!" (Shoots him dead with one shot)
    • In "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship", Eleven does an uncharacteristically sadistic one on the particularly repellent Space Pirate Solomon, while forcing him into a remote-controlled spacecraft that will be used as a target for some missiles:
    The Doctor: See them shine? See how valuable they are? And they're all yours. Enjoy your bounty.
  • Cold Case loved this trope.
  • Dexter likes to do this with his victims. One in particular when he kills Miguel at the end of season three:
    Miguel: You little freak! You think I'm done with you? You think this ends here?! IT DOESN'T!
    Dexter: It does for you.
  • An episode of Human Target:
    A mook, to Winston, as Winston points a gun at him: "You hold your gun like a cop. From what I understand, cops don't go around shooting people."
    Winston shoots the mook several times
    Winston: "I'm retired."
  • Occurs in Community episode Modern Warfare when ambushing the Chess Club:
    Jeff: Checkmate, bitches!
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Rita tries her hand at this during the arc where Kimberly is transitioned out of the show to be replaced by Kat, but it's subverted because Kimberly doesn't die, she just suffers a concussion.
    Rita: This'll ruin Kimberly's chances of being in the Pan-Global Games.
  • Sarah Jane Smith gets in a nice one in "The Eternity Trap" when Erasmus Darkening seemingly avoids her trap for him:
    Darkening: I'm disappointed, Miss Smith.
    Sarah Jane: Well, I do hate to disappoint. (Springs the real trap)
  • Jacqueline in the first episode of Young Blades after Mazarin's guard kills her father:
    Jacqueline: You sent a good man to Heaven — now you go to Hell!
  • Alphas: Stanton Parish works his Chessmaster mojo on a hapless guard, and finishes him off thus:
    "That was the lesson. The lesson is: follow orders." ::stab::
  • The Victim of the Week gets one in the Criminal Minds episode "Open Season". Two brothers who have been hunting and killing people in Idaho National Forest their whole lives kidnap an unprepared girl off the side of the road in another state, then release her, telling her they're going to 'have a little fun' before letting her run so they could track her down. By the end, she has stabbed one brother so he dies of his wounds, and she attacks and stabs the other, with the BAU finishing him. As the second man lays dying, she sits next to him and stares into his face.
    Bobbi: How's it feel, you son of a bitch? Looks like I had all the fun. <the killer dies>
  • Arrow gets an awesome one when fighting The Count.
    <jabs the Count with his own syringe.>
    Oliver: Enjoy the fruits of your labor. <Injects him.>
  • Star Trek: Voyager: Janeway's line to Anorax as she puts Voyager on a collision course with his timeship.
    Janeway: Time's...up.
    • Then there's this:
      Janeway: Must be something you assimilated.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, when simulated Garak is confronted with a pair of Jem'Hadar while trying to escape with Bashir and Sisko:
    Garak: Don't you know how this goes? First, I pretend to be their friend—and then I shoot you.
  • Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger has Captain Marvelous deliver one to Emperor Akudos as the villain suffers a major breakdown.
    Marvelous: You can whine about it to your son in the afterlife!
  • In the epilogue of the Person of Interest episode "The Devil's Share" The Don Carl Elias appears in Dirty Cop Simmons' hospital room. Simmons killed Detective Carter in the previous episode and Elias is here to exact vengeance because he liked her.
    Elias: No, no, my friend is going to kill you. (Elias' right-hand Anthony Marconi comes out of the shadows with a garrote.) I'm just going to watch.
    • In "Asylum", Control is attempting to root out Samaritan moles within her organization, and spends most of the episode interrogating their handler. At the end, she finds out what exactly they're planning, prompting a New Era Speech from the captive agent:
      "Shelly": ...Samaritan will build a new world, a better world.
      Control: Too bad you won't live to see it. (double tap)
    • In "Deus Ex Machina," once Vigilance has served its purpose, Greer kills Collier, combining this with an Ironic Echo of their invokation of The American Revolution:
      Greer: To quote Benjamin Franklin, "Three may keep a secret, as long as two of them are dead."
  • Highlander:
    Kronos: You still don't understand, do you MacLeod? I am the end of time!
    Duncan: You're history.
  • Game of Thrones:
    Ramsay Bolton: I prefer being an only child. (throws his stepmother and newborn stepbrother to his dogs)
    • Roose Bolton: "The Lannisters send their regards."
    • Gregor isn't usually the most charismatic of folk, but he does manage to deflect Oberyn's My Name Is Inigo Montoya moment.
    Oberyn: Have they told you who I am?
    Gregor: Some dead man! [swings at Oberyn's head]
    • When Sandor finds some of the men who murdered Septon Ray, he splits the last one's nutsack with an axe, then begins interrogating him. The man screams, "Fuck you!" Sandor replies, "Really? 'Fuck you?' That's your last words?" The man then stutters, "Cunt!" Sandor replies, "You're shit at dying, you know that?" before hacking the man's skull in two.
  • Wynonna Earp eventually takes to telling revenants to "Make your peace" before she shoots them between the eyes and sends them back to Hell.
  • The Flash (2014): In "Paradox", when The Rival gets the better of Barry and prepares to impale him, he quips, "Time to look for a new rival." Fortunately, Vibe saves him at the last second.
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: In "The Good Samaritan", Robbie Reyes, aka Ghost Rider, burns up Lucy Bauer immediately following this conversation:
    Lucy Bauer: You're just like your uncle. You have the same fire.
    Robbie Reyes: No. Mine's worse.
  • The Exorcist features two back-to-back in the first season finale, as Father Simon prepares to shoot Pope Sebastian, only for Marcus to come up behind him and stab him in the neck:
    Simon: The Morning Star sends his regards.
    Marcus: And I send mine.
  • Helena from Orphan Black gets a very fitting one when the niece of a local gangster unwittingly pushes her Berserk Button. Precedes an Offscreen Moment of Awesome.
    Pouchy's niece: We know where you live. We know where Oscar and Gemma go to school.
    Helena: Did you threaten babies? (Pushes Donnie out of the warehouse and locks herself with the gang) You should not threaten babies.
  • Discussed in The Orville's pilot. At the climax, Ed and Kelly trick the Krill captain into testing a time-accelerator device he'd just stolen from a human lab, except they glued a redwood seed to the emitter. Ed remarks, "Happy Arbor Day" right before a redwood tree grows to its full height in seconds and tears the Krill ship in half. The others then start critiquing the line and Kelly suggests, "You got wood." (The audience seemed to prefer the former, though.)

  • Jekyll and Hyde:
    "Bad news from God, Teddy."
    • Most of Hyde's victims get this treatment, including "General, I'm happy to inform you that you have been relieved from your duties... All of them!", and "You shouldn't wear your diamonds out on the street; you never know who you might encounter!", and all of them happen during short breaks in which the music gets softer in a big musical number.
  • William Shakespeare's works:
    • In Richard II, the titular monarch gets a rare moment of badassery when dispatching one of his own assassins:
      Richard: Go thou and fill another room in Hell.
    • In Hamlet, when Hamlet learns that his blade is poisoned, he finally turns it on his Evil Uncle Claudius.
      Hamlet: Then, venom, to thy work! [stabs him]
  • In Puccini's opera Tosca, the titular character has sold herself to Scarpia in exchange for her lover Mario's life. Scarpia signs the papers for Mario's release and pulls Tosca in for the promised price. But before he can start anything, Tosca pulls out her previously stored knife and sticks him right in the chest, defiantly shouting "Questo è il bacio di Tosca!" (This is Tosca's kiss!) and as he dies on the floor she tauntingly asks him if is blood is choking him.

    Theme Parks 
  • At Universal Studios:
    • In The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad, before the title character kills Miseria by setting her on fire, he says, "'re fired!"
    • Subverted in the Jaws ride, the skipper says, "Eat THIS!" while firing at the shark while it's getting electrocuted, but it's soon after revealed that the shark survived this, albeit briefly.
    • EVAC in Transformers: The Ride says, "He wants the Allspark? He can have it!" before killing Megatron with the Allspark.

    Video Games 
  • From Batman: Arkham Origins, Bane attempts to kill Batman and says, "May you find the peace in death that you did not have in life." Instead, he gets the response, "I'm not looking for peace," just before Batman stops his heart with electricity. Don't worry, Batman revives him afterwards.
    Black Mask: You don't need to do this. I'll give you money. Drugs! Guns! Weapons! Whatever you want. Please. I'll take a plane. Leave Gotham. Never show my face again. Anywhere you want. I'll go anywhere!
    Red Hood: How about you go to Hell!
    (kicks Black Mask out of the window, letting him fall to his death)
    Red Hood: Say hi to Joker for me.
  • Crimson Rafflesia's first scene ends off with the main character saying this.
    Sho: You owe me your life, you said. Then I guess it's fine if I collect my debt now?
  • The Protagonist of Persona 5 has a simple one for the Final Boss.
    Joker: Begone. Satanael, Joker's max-level Rage Against the Heavens Persona, headshots the Demiurge.
    • Each playable character also has one in their All-Out Attack quote, as they say it right before all the opponents turn into Ludicrous Gibs spouting High-Pressure Blood.
  • Uncharted is quite fond of these. Nathan Drake gives out epic one-liners to the Big Bad of each game right before their death.
    Drake: (to Navarro) Adios asshole.
    Drake: (to Lazarević) Maybe not...but they do.
    Drake: (to Talbot) Time to end this, you son of a bitch!
    Drake: (to Rafe) You want the treasure Rafe? You can have it.
  • In Neverwinter Nights 2 Mask of the Betrayer, you get to say one ironically to the former god of death, Myrkul, just before you destroy him for good.
    Myrkul: ...In all you do, you glorify me, spirit-eater... you stoke the embers of my soul.
    PC: And now, I will snuff those embers out. Farewell, Myrkul.
  • There's at least one example in Deus Ex. After using Gunther's killphrase and setting off a bomb inside him, JC finishes the conversation with a sarcastic "Sticks and stones..."
  • Killing Floor's Patriarch's "One in the pipe!" commonly ends with rocket launcher-induced death of at least one squad member
  • Warcraft III, as Arthas prepares to run Terenas through with his sword:
    Terenas: What is this? What are you doing, my son?
    Arthas: Succeeding you... father.
  • World of Warcraft: Subverted in the Lich King fight, when he has taken the time to make this very long speech that all of the players he killed with his Sealed Badass in a Can would stay dead. Sadly, he forgot to kill one NPC, which turns his Evil Plan into a free kill.
  • Mass Effect:
    • Mass Effect has one (probably more, knowing Shepard) in Bring Down the Sky; after doing something morally questionable to catch a bad guy, the bad guy asks Shepard "Who's the real terrorist?" to which Shepard replies, "You. But you're dead." BLAM!
    • Thanks to the interrupt system, the second game features even more opportunities to do this. Like telling a ranting krogan "You talk too much" before shooting at the tank of flammable gas he's unwittingly standing over.
    • Samara from Mass Effect 2: "Find peace in the embrace of the Goddess." Cue Neck Snap.
    • From Incursion:
      Collector Drone: You are insignificant.
      Aria T'loak: Maybe...
      (Aria shoves a grenade into the Drone's mouth)
      Aria: But you're dead!
      (Aria biotic uppercuts the Drone into a Praetorian. Cue explosion)
    • Shepard gives one to a downed Reaper on Rannoch.
    Shepard: Tell your friends I'm coming for them. (calls down Orbital Bombardment)
  • Tales of Symphonia : Kratos' most famous line, mostly for its punctuation: "Feel the pain (*stabs the villain*) of those inferior beings (*stabs, sheathes*) as you burn in Hell."
  • In general, finishing any boss in the Tales Series with a Hi-Ougi/Mystic Arte can feel very much like doing this.
  • No More Heroes is full of these. "It's open mic night in Hell, old man."
    • The most ironic of all has to be the one after Bad Girl's fight, she refuses to lose, so she starts beating Travis up with her bat with his sword through her chest. The last thing Travis says before she dies is "I give up, you win!"
  • Gig from Soul Nomad & the World Eaters uses this trope a lot. Mainly because he's an insane psychopath who enjoys watching people suffer.
  • Halo:
    Truth: "I! Am! Truth! The voice of the Covenant!"
    Arbiter: "And so, you must be silenced."
    • In Halo: Reach, a truly outstanding moment of badassitude- Emile, after manning the mass driver, and giving the Covies hell, has a Phantom drop two Zealots over. What does he do? Well, he manages to shotgun one of them in the face, before being impaled by the others' Energy Sword. Undeterred, he stabs the other Elite in the neck with his signature, pulling off this epic line:
    Emile: "I'm ready! How 'bout you?!"
  • Army of Two, when entering overkill mode during play:
    "Welcome to the Tyson Rios show!"
    • And again, just before killing Richard Dalton:
      Salem: "Survey says?"
      Rios: "You're dead."
    • From the 40th Day, the two have several post mortem-one liners, but special mention goes to Salem:
    "TAKE A SEAT!"
  • Lulu does this in Final Fantasy X before casting elemental spells if they're one-shot kills.
    • The Death spell has the delightful "Nice knowing you."
    • Everybody except Kimahri has a premortem comment. Similarly, Tidus may deliver a one-liner when using Flee.
  • At the start of a battle in Final Fantasy X-2 (and occasionally before casting spells or using similar special abilities), the girls toss one-liners between themselves, which are context-sensitive depending on the enemy. Clearly the spirit of Woolsey had a hand in them, because there's Shout-Out after Shout Out.
    • And at the end, you get some good ones too, including a Marx Brothers reference:
      Yuna: Duck soup!
      Paine: Duck what?!
  • Final Fantasy XI has Odin and his Zantetsuken speech, complete with Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe with a side of pork.
    Odin: Mine obsidian blade shall split atwain the threads of thy future, whilst its crimson fuller shalt channel the lifeblood of thy past. Now wail as thy soul is strewn across the plains of Valhalla!
  • In every Devil May Cry game (except for Devil May Cry 2) the Big Bad would always be finished off by the main character saying "Jackpot", though the line in question is only optional in the fourth game.
    • Although DMC 2 has this piece of awesome.
  • The Gears of War series is full of these, especially in the second, where if you land a shot with a Torque Bow, your character will comment on their opponent's imminent demise.
    • Sometimes the victim will give an Oh, Crap! instead.
  • Seether drops a simple, "Goodbye!" on a hapless Hellcat pilot in Wing Commander IV before dispatching him with his fission cannons.
  • Tales of Vesperia's Yuri Lowell does this to a few people, notably Alexei and Zagi.
  • God of War's considerably more badass Kratos does these as well, but his best so far?
    Ares: "I was trying to make you a great warrior!"
    Kratos: "You succeeded."
  • Resident Evil features them on occasion.
    • In Resident Evil 2, whoever's B scenario you're playing gets one when they finish off Mr. X:
      Leon: Game over.
      Claire: You lose, big guy.
    • In Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, if you go out of your way to finish off Nemesis in the final battle and risk getting killed by the nuke:
    • In Resident Evil 0
      Billy: Hey queenie! Feast on this!
    • In Resident Evil 4, all the lines Krauser utters during the Cutscene Boss sequence can become one if you botch the QTE:
      "You catch on quick, as expected. After all, you and I both know where we come from."
      "All for Umbrella's sake... Enough talk. Die, comrade!"
      "Oh, I needed her to buy Saddler's trust in me. Like you, I'm American."
    • In Resident Evil 5:
      Chris: Suck on this, Wesker!
      • Sheva gets quite a few of these. "Burn in hell, you son of a bitch!"
      • Barry Burton, in the DLC "Mercenaries: Reunion" also gets several of these when performing his finishing move, Miranda Rights, several of which are references to the awful localization of the first game, including such gems as "I have this!" and "What is this?" before drawing his signature magnum revolver and executing downed enemies. If the player uses the taunt command just before performing the attack, he'll also yell "What's the matter, outta ammo?" and "Comeon-Comeon!" (as two words, just like that) before performing his coup-de-grace.
  • Castlevania
  • Every playable character in Fire Emblem Awakening, besides downloadable ones, have one before landing a critical or when activating a skill.
    Frederick: Pick a god and pray!
  • At the end of Soul Reaver 2, Raziel to Serafan Warrior Raziel: "I renounce you."
  • Assassin's Creed:
    • Assassin's Creed I: Altaïr had plenty of one-liners for his targets, but his best was directed at Majd Addin.
    Majd: I killed them because I could! Because it was fun! Do you know what it feels like to determine another man's fate? And did you see the way the people cheered? The way they feared me? I was like a god! You'd have done the same if you could! Such power...
    Majd: And what is that?
    Altaïr: Here, let me show you... (stabs Majd in the neck)
    • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood: Cesare Borgia says this as Ezio has cornered him on the tower in Viana and grabbed him by the throat: "I will lead mankind to a new world! You cannot kill me! No man can murder me!" Ezio coldly responds "Then I leave you to the hands of Fate." before throwing him off the tower.
  • MechWarrior 4: Black Knight: Eric McClair (the protagonist) versus Casey Nolan.
    Nolan: "What do you say, buddy? Punch out now, and I'll give you a job... scrubbing toilets!"
    McClair: "Thanks... I'll pass."
  • Portal 2: I already fixed it! And you are not coming back!
    • During the fight, if you let Rick the Adventure Sphere talk long enough, he will eventually ask if you have a "Cool Line" prepared for when you kill Wheatley. After some unsuccessful attempts to think one up himself, he will try to invoke one by asking Chell to get Wheatley to say "You two have been a thorn in my side for long enough!", reminding you to do so as he is plugged in. Once all three cores are plugged in and the final part of the fight starts up, Wheatley's dialogue will have now changed slightly to include Rick's setup line verbatim. Rick then delivers his "Cool Line". It's... a little underwhelming.
  • Regina in the first Dino Crisis to the T. Rex: "End of the line for you, handsome... You're extinct!"
  • Probably one of the most epic uses of this trope ever in Metroid: Other M, added into the climax of Super Metroid in a manner that shows the fury Mother Brain unleashed by killing the baby Metroid in front of Samus.
    Samus: Mother...Time to go! (Fires Omega Beam)
  • Shiki Tohno from Tsukihime:
    Shiki: You're not scared, are you? The path called death is something you're familiar with. If there's a difference now, it's only one thing - this time, you can't come back.
  • Two of the three endings to the Mystery Island Quest in Kingdom of Loathing have Bond One-Liners. The third, and hardest to get (a few small mistakes, and it can become impossible to get) instead have this trope: the player character points out that even with all the shouted accusations, thunder, rain, etc, The Big Wisniewski and The Man have forgotten one little thing in their dramatic final battle: "Explosions. Giant explosions in slow motion.". Said missing element is quickly introduced by the player, courtesy of a pirate flaregun.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine has this little exchange:
    Grimskull: I ain't finished with you yet, Space Marine!
    Titus: But I am finished with you, Ork.
  • Roger to the endodroid in Space Quest VI: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier: "Frosta la keister, baby!" Of course, since not only the line but the whole subplot is a Shout-Out to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the endodroid, like the T-1000, can recover from being frozen and shattered.
  • Scorched Earth has an option for talking tanks, which can have them delivering these just before firing. The lines are stored in a text file, so you can easily go and add your own.
  • Combine that with Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner, because it's done twice in Brain Dead 13:
    • During the dancing moves, while bullets are shooting at Lance, the eyeballs fall out of his pocket, then he gets an idea by picking them up and delivering a Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner to Fritz:
      Lance: Hey! Time to punch out!
    • And after shoving Fritz into the jar where Neurosis is, our hero delivers one more badass line before pressing the "flush" button:
      Lance: Hey, guyyys! Game's over.
      • It may be noted that in the Japanese release, Lance simply says, in a bit of a whisper, "Sayonara."
  • Lollipop Chainsaw: When Juliet is about to finish off Josey, who has video game-based powers.
    Juliet: Looks like you ran out of coins.
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising: Though it doesn't work as intended, Hades gets points for still getting a pretty cool line out of it after Pit's finally pissed him off for real.
    Hades: You know what, Pitty-Pat? You're looking mighty tasty! Down the HAAAAAAATCH!!
    • Pit gets one of his own two chapters later.
      Pit: I fight for all things living and breathing. I fight for all departed souls still hanging in limbo! But most of all, I fight for Lady Palutena, the goddess of light! And it is in all their names that I will defeat you, Lord of the Underworld! I won't let you desecrate another soul!
  • From Arc the Lad, the final words of the title hero, Arc of Touvil, delivered to the Dark One himself, when Arc gives his life to reseal him.
    Arc: Drink from the cup of my pain and anger!
    • The line is especially potent, because in the course of this game the 'Named NPC Death Count' gets into staggering numbers (including one PC), AND the Big Bad just tore the world a new one before you reseal him.
  • Tomb Raider has a few, notably at the end of TRIII, when Willard is telling Lara his plans.
    Lara: Your perception of good timing is... bad.
    • Unfortunately, she fails to kill him at the time, as he throws a table at her.
  • Planescape: Torment features several of these between the Big Bad and people it ends up killing throughout the game.
    Annah: He matters more to me... Than life.
    Big Bad: THEN... *DIE*.
  • Star Trek Online gives either Reman character Obisek or the Romulan Player Character captain this line, depending on who you play as, towards Hakeev
    Obisek/Player: This is less than you deserve! [Boom, Headshot!]
  • Though he doesn't kill him, Darkspine Sonic in Sonic and the Secret Rings tells Djinn Erazor "Your tale is finished, Erazor! Next time, try writing a better story."
  • From the wonderfully Narm-tastic Mortal Kombat 4 endings, we get this from Jax:
    Jarek: Wait, wait! This is brutality! You can't do it!
    Jax: Wrong, Jarek, this is not a brutality...this is a fatality!
    Drops Jarek while he screams something that sounds like "I'MSOGAYEEEHHHH!!!"
  • In The Punisher for the PS2, mooks, upon being "interrogated", will beg for their lives resulting in a flashback for the Punisher. This trope can be played straight or not, depending on the player choice.
    • "I have a family!"
    Punisher: (Kill) Everybody does. (BANG)
    Punisher: (Mercy): Then go back to them.
    • "I'm just a soldier!"
    Punisher: (Kill) That's no excuse. (BANG)
    Punisher: (Mercy) You're in the wrong army.
    • "I ain't ready for a coffin!"
    Punisher: (Kill) No one ever is. (BANG)
    Punisher: (Mercy) It's still waiting for you.
    • "There's gonna be a massacre!"
    Punisher: (Kill) You're right. (BANG)
    Punisher: (Mercy) Don't be a part of it.
  • When Lilac defeats Lord Brevon in Freedom Planet:
  • At the start of Squigly's story mode in Skullgirls, the Mafia assassin Black Dahlia arrives unexpectedly at Selene Cortinello's birthday party.
    Black Dahlia: Happy birthday, Selene. Time to blow out your candles.
    (Screen cuts to black with sounds of gunshots and screaming)
  • Star Fox Zero has Fox deliver one after defeating Aquarosa:
    Caiman: You beat us AGAIN?! I'm NEVER gonna live this down...
    Fox: You got that right.
    [Aquarosa explodes, presumably killing Caiman.]
  • Minecraft: Story Mode: When you're about to throw the Formidi-Bomb into the mouth of the Wither Storm, you're given a selection of these to choose from.
  • Upon defeating Deko in Sin and Punishment: Star Successor:
    Deko: How can this be? You've defied the will of the creators! Your allegiance to that monster will destroy this entire universe!
    Isa: There's only one monster here... And that's you, Deko!
  • In Starcraft I, Duran gives one to Stukov...
    Duran: Say goodnight, Stukov.
    Stukov: I've come to say goodnight, you son of a bitch.
  • Blazblue: Central Fiction ends with Ragna giving a real corker of one:
    "Be devoured by the infinite darkness... Yuuki Terumi."
  • Bionic Commando (NES), before asploding Master D's head:
    Spencer: Your number's up, monster!
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories: Axel delivers one to Vexen, with the line and following execution method differing between the GBA game and the remake.
    Axel (GBA): Now you can tell me I don't respect my elders. (Eternal Flame to the back of the head)
    Axel (Re:Chain): Goodbye. (Badass Fingersnap, Kill It with Fire)
  • In Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator Cassette Guy gets a whole Breaking Speech in after cutting off Scrap Baby's Motive Rant, revealing he had lured all the animatronics to a fake pizzeria in order to burn them all to the ground. The speech ends thus:
    "This ends, for all of us. End Communication."
  • In killer7, Dan delivers one to Curtis after defeating him and before he can give a Final Speech:
    Dan: Trying to die in style? Give me a break, you sick old man!
  • Most end-of-chapter boss fights in Killer Is Dead end with a QTE to get Mondo to ready his sword for the killing blow, before declaring "Killer is dead."
  • Non-lethal variant: the protagonists of the Ace Attorney series will often deliver one of these to the true culprit of the case immediately after proving their guilt and just before their Villainous Breakdown. Usually, these are related specifically to the culprit in some way. For example:
    Phoenix: (to a bomb disposal specialist) Think you can dismantle this conclusive evidence?
    Apollo: (to a stage magician) With no tricks left, I'm afraid your show has been cancelled, permanently.
    Edgeworth: (to a body guard who loves chess) Checkmate.

    Web Animation 
  • From the Grand Finale of Broken Saints:
  • Red vs. Blue:
    • Parodied in episode 33, when Church pulls off a string of these at O'Malley while Tex mutters in the background - "You're a real headache-" "What?" "-and I've got a gun full of aspirin." "That was terrible!" "It's time to split, -" "Now that's just embarrassing." "-personality..."
    • One of the bonus videos, called "Sargeisms", is entirely dedicated to Sarge giving off large quantities of Bond and Pre-Mortem One-Liners.
    • From Church's string of one-liners: "I've got half a mind to kill you— and the other half agrees."
    • Subverted in episode 3 of Revelation. Sarge aims his gun and begins to deliver his one-liner, only to fire before he's finished the sentence. The target ends up surviving as well.
      Sarge: Agent Wash, you just got- (explosion) Aw, damn it! I messed up my one-liner!
    • Sarge does eventually get one out when Grif and Simmons help him take down the Meta by using a jeep to drag him off a cliff. Doubles as a Brick Joke.
      Sarge: Hey Meta, settle a bet. Does that thing kinda look like a big cat to ya?
    • At the end of the Chorus Trilogy, when the Blood Gulch Crew has Felix pinned down and unable to redirect his shield:
      Tucker: Hey, Felix! Catch. (tosses a grenade at Felix's feet)

    Web Comics 
  • The Adventures of Dr. McNinja: This quote at the end of a two page scene where the Doctor educates and demonstrates proper one-liner delivery:
    "A properly-executed pre-mortem One-Liner is vital to our health. It intimidates our enemies, pumps us up, and most importantly, that little satisfaction from some quick wit goes a long way in keeping us from buckling under the stress of it all."
    • Further parodied when Gordito tries to put this advice into practice and starts giving one liners with every kill.
    • It even gets used as a Brick Joke at the end of "Punch Dracula": Gordito says nothing when he shoots the Ghost Wizard, but that's because he's saving the one-liner for much later. The Alt Text even lampshades this.
    • An alternate-universe Chuck Goodrich has a good one in this panel
  • In Concerned, Gordon Frohman almost succeeds in sneakily killing Gordon Freeman, if not for his inability to come up with one of these.
  • Curse Quest Mogarth, says "Good night, little bear" before he kills the ulvorn trio.
  • Parodied in 8-Bit Theater, where the Light Warriors are attempting to come up with a pre-mortem one-liner. Black Mage says one so bad that it kills the very enemy he was attempting to taunt.
    "Astos? Mo' like, yo' ass is toast!"
    • Red Mage is worse:
    "I think 'ass toes' is very appropriate. Because, you see, we're going to kick your ass, and that will put our toes in close proximity to..."
    • So is Fighter:
    "We will fight to the death! (It will be your death)"
  • Zola of Girl Genius, when pulling her ass from the Death Trap of "the Other" delivers one for each of the two remaining conscious people in the underground lab she thinks she's leaving to their deaths:
    Zola: Later, Tarvek. Oh, well, maybe not. 'Bye, auntie! I'll tell your other selves "hello" from you!
  • Used in this questionably existent strip of Questionable Content.
  • Problem Sleuth kills the Eldritch Abomination Fluthlu by using Trusty Knives to cut the power to a portal through which Fluthlu peeks in, thus causing a Portal Cut, but not before this gem:
    "Hate to cut and run..."
    Hate to chop all of your heads off with this sword. Real sorry about that. My bad.
  • The Order of the Stick:
    • Belkar to a goblin mook:
      I got a riddle for you. What's green and black, squeals like a pig, and has two pieces of steel where its lungs used to be?
    • Unnamed cleric to Old Blind Pete (encouraged by Belkar):
      Maybe we ought to start calling you... Brainy Pete.
    • Lampshaded when Haley is about to kill Bozzok. She gives a rather boring one liner ("End of the road for you"), but Belkar interferes:
      Belkar: WAIT!
      Haley: Ugh, what?
      Belkar: Don't you think you should make some kickass one liner before you finish him off? You know, Arnie style?
      Haley: Oh yeah, right. I forgot.
    • Elan delivers one to Kubota after the latter killed Therkla, though Kubota surrenders before Elan can actually kill him: "You were her captain... now you're going down with her ship."
    • Redcloak gives the Resistance one of these, right before he wipes them out completely.
    • In strip #906, Nale gets one by nonchalantly commenting on the weather. It must be seen to be understood.
      Nale: Beautiful day, don't you think? Not a cloud in the sky.
    • Tarquin, just like his sons, gets one: "As you wish, son."
  • Rusty and Co., when Prestige Perkins shot a Badger into the mouth of V'innie:
    Buon Appetito.
  • Zokusho Comics: After killing a room full of mafia henchmen and standing in front of his former boss, Serge gets an excellent one.
    Giovanni: "Last words... I have a few if you're willing to listen to them."
    Serge: "I think I just did."
  • Crimson Dark, Chapter 01: Page 22. Kari takes control of the Niobe's guns as the enemy closes in. Doubles as The Triple.
    Kari: Sorry, guys, but this is what happens when you destroy my ship, kill my friends, come after my rescuers, and fly level while in formation.
  • Dragon Ball Multiverse: Gast Carcolh to Frieza: "He who lives by the sword... will perish by the sword!"
  • In El Goonish Shive, just before Magus kills Sirleck, the killer points out their own suspicious behavior from earlier — specifically, gratuitously not noticing the victim's suspicious behavior. "Should've been a red flag."

    Web Original 
  • A rather dark one is given by David in This Is War when he puts the barrel of his gun into the mouth of a vampire younger than him, and says "Your fault" before pulling the trigger.
  • Shadowhunter Peril has this awesome exchange between Umbra Darkholme, an Ascended Demon, and Azazel, an evil Voluntary Shapeshifter. Umbra even turned Azazel's One-Liner around.
    Azazel: You're old. Washed up. Your power is MINE.
    Umbra: I don't think so. [puts Azazel in a Neck Lift] I'm a Greater Demon. Absorbing me won't kill me. But, you're just an Eidolon. Granted a powerful one, but not a Greater Demon. Not a Greater Demon at all. [proceeds to begin drainig Azazel of his life force] Your overconfidence is your undoing. [drops Azazel, who falls into a Crucified Villain Shot and turns into dust; Umbra walks away without a word]
  • Tallis of Dragon Age: Redemption, after interrogating a killer in chapter 1:
    Tallis: Your god here's called Andraste, right?
    Killer: The brave and beautiful.
    Tallis: Sounds like we'd get along... Say hello for me. [knife through the neck]
  • From Ninja the Mission Force, before Gordon strangles the boombox ninja with cassette tape note : "I hope you're into death metal."
  • Subverted in Rooster Teeth's "Let's Play Minecraft". One episode had Jack spotting Gavin walking along in the dark and decides to ambush him. As he does, he cries out "Surprise, motherfucker!". He, then, proceeds to fall into a hole right in front of him, prompting him to say "Oh, goddammit, I fell!"
  • In Worm: One passes when a hero has a villain at gunpoint.
    Calvert/Coil: You're not a killer.
    Taylor/Skitter: No... but I suppose, in a roundabout way, you made me into one.
  • From Taralynn's web-story Magical Girl Policy, we have Robert recently transformed into the newest magical girl cheerleader Spirit Guard Serenity, show off her gamer background as she gets ready to use a magical girl-style attack on the now helpless mannequin-monster, Day LaMode: "Good game. Well played."
  • Subverted in Entry #86 of Marble Hornets:
    Alex: Everyone is dead! Sarah, Seth, Jessica, Amy, Brian, Jay, and now you!
    (Alex strangles Tim, Tim ends up stabbing Alex in the side of the neck)
    Tim: You missed someone.
  • Smashbits Animations's If Undertale Was Realistic:
    • "So you're turning on me too. Great, I guess I'm having fish for dinner!"
    • "You made a great snail, Sans, now it's time to make a great corpse."
  • Matt, the DM of Critical Role, always identifies the killing blow of a fight with the phrase "How do you want to do this?" This leaves it open for the players to come up with all kinds of great one-liners:
    • Scanlan decapitates King Murghol after failing to enchant him into doing a headstand:
    ' Rimefang: You...can't!
    Zahra: Yes I fucking can!
    • Slightly post-mortem, but one of the most beloved ones, against Clarota:
    Percy: Some people have no sense of fucking honour!
    • And another good Percy one, when he goes a little Ax-Crazy in Episode 25:
    Percy: Your soul is now forfeit! Die, die, DIE!
    • Kerrek gets in three words - simple, blunt, and tearjerkingly earnest - as he slays Raishan at last, bringing an end to the unquantifiable damage she's done to Vox Machina:
    Kerrek: No. No further.
    • Eternally the master of this, Percy finally gets one in on Delilah Briarwood seconds before painting the walls with her brains in Episode 102:
    Percy: Delilah! Even if we all die was fucking worth it.
  • In the RiffTrax of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, when the Enterprise launches its homing torpedo, Bill cracks out "Now is the winter of kick your ass, made glorious summer by my foot."
  • The Adventure Zone: Balance: Say it with me: "Abracafuckyou!"
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged:
    • Polneraff gives one to Vanilla Ice after Ice bisects Iggy and kicks him away.
    Polneraff: Vanilla Ice! You're about to be...Under Pressure.
    Vanilla Ice: Man, that didn't make a lick of sense-OHMYGOD!
    • Dio Brando gives one to Kakyoin upon using The World.
    Dio: I think I'll end your life with class. (The World punches through Kakyoin's side) Guess your kung-fu couldn't help you now!

    Western Animation 
  • Awesomely, awesomely subverted in Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys. The villainous Rhesus-2 (voiced by Malcolm McDowell) has our heroes cornered. He says, "This is the moment where I say something clever, then kill you." (Beat) "Sorry. Nothing clever comes to mind." (Rhesus fires his blaster into the camera; cut to commercial).
  • Kung Fu Panda: "Skadoosh."
  • Used frequently in The Batman.
    The Joker: (after feeding Mayor Adam West spicy chili and putting a hose full of gasoline in his mouth) Now remember, chili gives you gas!
    Dracula: "I am the Prince of Darkness!"
    Batman: "Rise and shine. (activates a solar-machine)"
    • The true Pre-Mortem One-Liner comes just after he activates the solar machine as Dracula realizes how he got the solar machine.
    Dracula: "You are... Bruce Wayne!"
    Batman: "And The Batman. And you're dust". (Cue bat-silhouette with the cape, then a final drop kick.)
  • From Batman Beyond, when Mr Freeze was revived, he went on a rampage, and killed the doctor who revived and later betrayed him, using an Ironic Echo of her own words.
    Mr. Freeze: Remember: There may be some momentary discomfort.
  • South Park After Stan, Kyle and Kenny have weakened the ganker in "Make Love, Not Warcraft", Cartman's character's left foot stomps into view as the ganker falls to his hands and knees. Before smashing the ganker's head with his dwarf hammer, he sends him on his way with gamer talk.
    Cartman "Looks like you're about to get pwned."
  • Kim Possible: Used right before Kim kicks Shego off the roof of Drakken's latest evil lair, Bueno Nacho World HQ, into the radio tower transmitting the signal for his army of transforming mecha in So the Drama:
    Kim: Do you know what I really hate?
    Shego: That your... date melted? [takes fighting stance]
    Kim: Nah... you!
  • Disney's Doug pokes fun at this with the movie-within-a-show Target Man. The lines are particularly cheesy. "Don't lose your head over it. <blam> Oops. Guess you did." "Breaking up is hard to do. <Blam>" "Make a wish. <Blam>"
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Itchy & Scratchy Land", before Bart dispatches a robotic mascot with a camera flash he says: "Hey mouse... Say Cheese!" He immediately lampshades this by saying "With a dry, cool wit like that, I could be an action hero..."
      • And is further parodied later when Homer, doing his own fair shake of robot-mascot-slaying, yells "Die, bad robots! Die!..." and then chuckles and says "With a dry, cool wit like that, I could be an action hero." Everyone ignores him.
      • In fact Bart cuts him off before Homer finishes.
    • In "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie", Bart is impersonating a Bond villain while melting a plastic 007 action figure in the microwave: "Stick around, Mr. Bond. Things are really starting... to cook."
    • In "Beyond Blunderdome", when Mel Gibson did his remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and goes on a shooting rampage: All those in favor, say die!
    • In the "Treehouse of Horror III" story "Dial Z for Zombie", Homer delivers some one-liners while taking down some zombified historical figures. These include, "Eat Lead, Einstein" and "Show's Over, Shakespeare".
    • Being a thinly-disguised version of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rainier "McBain" Wolfcastle uses these.
      • The best was from the episode "The Bart Wants What It Wants", where Wolfcastle played a CIA agent posing as a nerd for some reason or another. After getting taunted by some jocks, he quips "The geek shall inherit the earth!"...and throws one of them through the other.
      • In "Last Exit To Springfield", McBain bursts out of an ice-sculpture of Venus DiMilo: Ice to see you! This was before Batman & Robin too.
      • In "The Heartbroke Kid", Rainer goes to a fat camp, and one exercise is throwing ice cream into a garbage can.
      Rainier: Here's the scoop: Your Haagen days are over! (throws scoop into garbage) I'm baskin' in your pain as I'm robbin' you of life! (throws scoop into garbage)
    • Double subverted in the Treehouse of Horror XXVI: when Sideshow Bob shoots Bart Simpson in the chest with a Harpoon Gun, and Bart tells him in a weak voice that he has made some stupid mistake:
    Bob: Not this time. [yanks the projectile from Bart's chest]
    • In the "Treehouse of Horror IX" story "Hell Toupée", Homer gets possessed by Snake, whose hair he'd picked up in his transplant, and goes after all the people who'd squealed on him. When he confronts Apu, Apu says "Snake? But, you're dead!", to which Snake!Homer says "I know you are, but what am I?" before murdering him.
  • SWAT Kats; a minor villain announces "I'm outta here!", prompting Razor to level a bazooka at him from about ten feet away. "You said it." Bang. Did it get mentioned that SWAT Kats was completely kickass for a 90s kid's show?
  • Scooby frikin' Doo gets one in episode 10 of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. And it is awesome.
    Scooby (after running over the Fright Hound with a forklift): "Play dead."
  • In the Family Guy episode "The Big Bang Theory", Stewie fights his half-brother, Bertram:
    Stewie:: Hey, Bertram! What's your favorite kind of bottled water? Mine's Arrowhead! (shoots him in the head with a crossbow)
    • In "Emission Impossible", a shrunken Stewie chases a housefly:
      Stewie:: I'm afraid you're in a no-fly zone.
    • In "Chitty Chitty Death Bang", just after a cult leader has shown up at Stewie's birthday party looking for Meg:
      Cult Leader: What the hell is this?!
      Stewie: It's a boy!
    • I choke myself every day, you bastard.
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold being the kind of show it is. Has a lot of these.
    The Joker: Hey boys! Stop me if you've heard THIS ONE before! *Fires his gun while doing an Evil Laugh*
  • Archer: It's a Running Gag that eponymous hero and James Bond expy Archer is terrible at these. He usually winds up pausing and saying, "Wait ... damn. I had something for this." On one occasion when he was stumped he went with "Eat grenade, stupids!"
  • Codename: Kids Next Door:
    • Parodied in "Operation: L.I.C.E.". Numbuh Five is just moments away to pressing the (nacho) cheese purge button (which is the poison to the lice) as a giant mother lice is eating her ponytail. All of the sudden, Numbuh Two comes in, all battered and covered by baby lice, screaming:
      Numbuh Five & Lice Monster: Huh?
      Numbuh Two: You gotta say something cool first! Like: Say cheese, bub! Or Cheez to meet you! [Numbuh Five reaches over to press the button] Waitwaitwait! How about this one? Cheese! (BOOM!)
    • Ashely from Sector Z says "This is going to be delightful!" before her and her friends/team fight the zombified Sector V.
  • Journey to Saturn has "bund eller resten i håret" Translation .
  • Rick and Morty:
    • One episode has Jerry delivering both Pre-Mortem and Bond One-Liners to a mutant praying mantis, neither of which had anything to do with the mutation.
      Mutant: You're not Morty.
      Jerry: [brandishing a crowbar] No, I'm Mr. Crowbar, and this is my friend, who is also a crowbar!
      Mutant: That's... stupid.
      Jerry: [after killing the mutant] Yeah, well look where being smart got you.
    • Earlier in the show, Poncho had a good one when he used a gas explosion to kill a giant pathogen:
      Poncho: [holding a lit match] Hey, gonorrhea, how's THIS for a burning sensation?!?
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender Subverted in the Grand Finale, when the Avatar makes it very clear it intends to kill Ozai, but Aang stops what would have been the last attack before it hits Ozai. Even with the subversion, it is pretty awesome.
    Avatar: Fire Lord Ozai! You and your forefathers have devastated the balance of this world! And now, you shall pay the ultimate price!
  • The Legend of Korra: Zaheer gets an amazing one just before he murders the Earth Queen.
    Earth Queen Hou-Ting: You wouldn't dare attack a queen!
    Zaheer: Maybe I forgot to mention something to you. I don't believe in queens.
  • In The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Victor, about to shoot the Were-Rabbit with a golden bullet shaped like a root vegetable: "Eat carat, bunny boy." Fortunately, it was subverted.
  • Steven Universe: In the Season 3 opener "Super Watermelon Island," Alexandrite delivers one of these to the unstable fusion Malachite as she prepares to shoot her with an arrow.
    Alexandrite: [after lining up the shot]' You two should spend some time apart.