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"I close with the hope that the title proves prophetic."
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A way to make a title that implies finality or dire circumstances: take something from the story and say it is the last one.

Usually "The Last X" or "Final X". Alternatively, it could be "Last of the X". X can refer to either an action or a thing though an action is less common. More often literal, but can also be metaphorical.

Sole Survivor and Last of His Kind are often plot elements of such works. Others include The Last Dance, Last Day to Live, Last Stand, Your Days Are Numbered and One Last Fling.

Usually (but not always) The "The" Title. Rarely a Long Title but can be a Character Name and the Noun Phrase.

Compare Title Requiem.


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    Art 
  • Borrowing from the Biblical concept, the Sistine Chapel's altar painting is called The Last Judgement and shows the souls of Earth moving to their final positions in the afterlife.
  • The painting The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci refers to the Passover dinner before Jesus was arrested and executed.

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    Professional Wrestling 
  • SMW The Last Tango in Tennessee (in which The Rockn Roll Express defeated the Heavenly Bodies in a Loser leaves Smoky Mountain match.
  • APW Lep's Last Dance (Erin O'Grady was nicknamed Leprechaun)
  • IWA Mid-South The Last Night in the Madhouse of the Mid-South (after twenty shows they were abandoning the arena they had taken up earlier in 1998)
  • NEO Last Christmas of the 20th Century (three days before Christmas, but it happened in 2000 so close enough)
  • GPW Last Orders at the Legion(their last time using the arena)
  • GAEA Eternal Last Gong (the promotion shutdown afterwards)
  • Starting in 2005, Frontier Wrestling Alliance and X Wrestling Alliance had "Last Fight At The Prom" events, always taking place in the Morecambe Dome.
  • Hustle House Christmas Special - Tears of the Last M-Baton(their last show of 2005)
  • Michinoku Pro Fighting Tohoku Legend ~ The Last Chapter (the reigns of the Tohoku Tag Team Champions and Junior Heavyweight Champion could and did come to an end)
  • CZW Last Team Standing, where three of CZW's singles titles were defended but the main focus was on crowning CZW World Tag Team Champions, with a title defense by ROH World Tag Team Champions The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) along the way.
  • Last Of CTU - CTU Farewell In Korakuen (Control Terrorism Unit was leaving New Japan)
  • PWU Last Chance: Do or Die, named because it was John McChesney's last chance to defeat Pro Wrestling Unplugged Heavyweight Champion Adam Flash.
  • TNA iMPACT! #271 - Last Chance to Surrender, which centered around the finals of the tournament to qualify for the No Surrender Pay Per View's main event.
  • WAVE Weekday Wave 2009 Vol. LAST (there were more 2009 shows unrelated to the series, though)
  • WSU The Last Chapter (referencing the title unification match between Angel Orsini and Mercedes Martinez).
  • ECCW Diva's Last Dance (in reference to the Final Battle between Tenille Tayla and Nicole Matthews, although the main event was an "I repent" match for the NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Title between Artemis Spencer and Divine Prophet.
  • DDT Wrestling Master Final Countdown ~ Dick Togo Last Local Triumphant Return (the eponymous Togo reforming GRANMA with GENTARO and Yasu Urano)
  • Dragon Gate The Last of Gate 2012 to ensure this was really the last show of the year after "Final Gate", which is usually the last show of the year.
  • PWP Nevermore... Never Again - Raven's Last UK Stand (him winding down towards retirement)
  • S-Ovation Last Shot ~ Thanks Tomoka(she was winding down towards retirement)

    Theatre 
  • Song "The Last Midnight", from Into the Woods.
  • The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
  • There's a Neil Simon play called Last of The Red Hot Lovers. Could be a pun on vaudevillian Sophie Tucker, whose nickname was "The Last of the Red Hot Mommas".
  • Israeli poet Natan Alterman’s unfinished play, Last Days of UrHebrew .

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