Last words in Star Wars media

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The numerous deaths across all different media in the Star Wars universe have yielded many memorable last words.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

  • Promise. Promise me you will train the boy. He... is the chosen one... he will bring balance. Train him.
    • Who: Qui-Gon Jinn
    • Note: Character is dying of a wound inflicted by Darth Maul. The line is spoken to Obi-Wan Kenobi in reference to Anakin Skywalker.
    • Note: In Star Wars Episode Two Qui-Gon Jinn's voice can be heard in the scene of the transistion between Anakin killing the sand people. He says "Anakin! Anakin! No!".

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

  • I'm sorry, m'lady... I failed you.
    • Who: Cordé (handmaiden to Padmé Amidala)
    • Source: Killed in an assassination attempt on Padmé.
  • ["Anakin: Who hired you? Tell us! [angrily] Tell us now!"]
    Zam Wesell: It was a bounty hunter called - [is struck in the neck by a toxic dart] ... murishani sleemo...
    • Who: Zam Wessel
    • Notes: After her arm was severed, she almost revealed to Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker who sent her to kill Padme before getting blown by a toxin dart from Jango Fett; returning to her natural Clawdite form, she cursed Jango in Huttese ("Bounty hunter slime bag") before dying.
    • According to the events of Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, Zam and Jango were friends, albeit in a working relationship. Wookiepedia suggests he was aiming for Anakin but missed and hit Zam instead, which would explain why she cursed him, thinking she was betrayed. Of course, if that's true, Jango wouldn't have been happy about it.
  • I...I love...
    • Who: Shmi Skywalker
    • Notes: Said to Anakin, before dying of wounds sustained in the captivity of Tusken Raiders.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

  • I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have hate. You have anger. But you don't use them.
  • Army or not, you must realize, you are doomed.
    • Who: General Grievous
    • Note: Spoken to Obi-Wan Kenobi during their duel on Utapau. A long chase ensues; at the end Grievous is killed by a flurry of blaster bolts from Kenobi.
  • He has control of the Senate and the courts! He's too dangerous to be kept alive!
    • Who: Mace Windu
    • Notes: Spoken about Darth Sidious, whom he is about to finish off (in violation of Jedi teachings), believing that he will not be dealt with properly in the Republic's justice system. Before he can do so, Anakin Skywalker, turning to the Dark Side, slices off his hand, and Sidious attacks him with Force Lightning, throwing him out a window to his death.
  • Come on!
    • Who: Ki-Adi-Mundi
    • Notes: One of the many Jedi killed by their own Clone Trooper allies following Order 66. He called to Troopers while fighting Separatist droids on the cold world of Mygeeto, just before they stopped and opened fire on him.
  • It will be done, my lord.
    • Who: Clone Commander Gree
    • Source: Character had just recieved Order 66, requiring him to kill Jedi Master Yoda. As he attempted to do so, Yoda managed to behead him and a fellow Clone Trooper assisting him.
  • Stop! No!
    • Who: Rune Haako
    • Source: Killed by Darth Vader, along with the other Separatist leaders, on Mustafar.
  • The war is over! Lord Sidious promised us peace! We only want--!
    • Who: Nute Gunray
    • Note: Gunray is interrupted by Darth Vader, who cuts him down. He had allied with Darth Vader's master, Darth Sidious.
  • There is good in him. I know there is...still...
    • Who: Padme Amidala,
    • Notes: Character says this before she dies after giving birth to Luke and Leia. She is speaking of her husband Anakin Skywalker, even though he has essentially murdered her

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

  • We intercepted no transmissions. This is a consular ship. We're on a diplomatic mission-- [Darth Vader: "If this is a consular ship, where is the Ambassador?"]
    • Who: Captain Raymus Antilles
    • Note: Darth Vader and his Imperial Stormtroopers had been trying to find the plans to the Death Star. He tries to extract information from Captain Antilles, who was being lifted off of his feet by the neck. After failing to give the whereabouts of the plans, Antilles's neck is crushed by Vader, killing him.
  • That's the idea. I've been looking forward to this for a long time.
    • Who: Greedo
    • Note: Said to Han Solo, who responds with "I'll bet you have" before shooting him dead.
  • You cannot win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
    • Who: Obi-Wan Kenobi
    • Note: Spoken to Darth Vader moments before he cuts Obi-Wan down with his lightsaber. Obi-Wan later returns as a Force ghost, having made good his declaration to Vader.
  • The guns... they've stopped!
    • Who: Tiree
  • They came from behind!
    • Who: Gold Leader
  • Hurry up, Luke!
    • Who: Biggs Darklighter
  • I just lost my starboard engine. Get ready to make your attack run.
    • Who: Red Leader

  • You may fire when ready.
    • Who: Grand Moff Tarkin
    • Note: Following this command, the Death Star — which Tarkin is on board — is destroyed.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

  • Lord Vader, the fleet has moved out of lightspeed and we're preparing to--
    • Who: Admiral Ng
    • Notes: Reporting to Darth Vader, who force-chokes him to death for coming out of hyperspace too close to Hoth, thereby giving the Rebels advance notice of their presence.

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

  • Put him in.
    • Who: Jabba the Hutt
    • Notes: Given as an order to have Luke fed to the Sarlacc. In the ensuing chaos, he is strangled to death by Leia. His actual last words are untranslated Huttese.
  • Luke...there is another...Sky...wal...ker...
    • Who: Yoda
    • Notes: Character is dying of unknown causes, presumabely old age and/or illness, while he says this, and vanishes after he dies, becoming one with the Force. He is seen at the end of the movie as a ghost.
  • Intensify forward fire power!
    • Who: Admiral Piett
    • Notes: Said as he sees an A-Wing hurtling towards the command bridge of his Super Star Destroyer, before the A-Wing slams into the bridge and brings the ship down.
  • Now, young Skywalker... you will die.
    • Who: Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
    • Notes: Darth Sidious says this before violently assaulting Luke with Force Lightning. Darth Vader, unable to watch his son suffer, grabs his master from behind and throws him down a reactor shaft, incinerating the Dark Lord on impact.
  • [Luke: "I'll not leave you here, I've got to save you."]
    You already have, Luke... You were right... You were right about me. Tell your were right...
    • Who: Anakin Skywalker
    • Notes: Having returned from the Dark Side, Anakin saves his son Luke from Darth Sidious - but is mortally wounded in the process. He soon dies, but not before finally agreeing that Luke's faith in the good in him was well-placed.

Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

  • I'm here for my well-deserved payment.
    • Who: 8t88
    • Note: Character was a droid who had helped Jerec obtain the map to the Valley of the Jedi and expected to be paid. However, as he says this, he sees the Dark Jedi Gorc and Pic, who decapitate him and mount his severed head on top of his neck by the time Kyle catches up with them.
  • Lovely, yes? Our master is on his way to the Valley of the Jedi as we speak- a fortune you will not be so lucky to experience.
    • Who: Pic
    • Notes: Character and his brother Gorc ambush Kyle, but are killed.
  • Heh heh heh... I'm weaponless... KILL ME! (pause) You can't, can you? You're weak... like your father. I remember it... Jerec... He gave him a sweet slow death, a death worthy of a COWARD! I had the honor of taking his head and THRUSTING IT on a spike for all to see... Hee hee heh ha ha...
    • Who: Maw
    • Note: Character, a Dark Jedi, attempted to anger Kyle Katarn into killing him after losing in a duel with him. Katarn finishes him off with his lightsaber as he breaks out in insane laughter.
  • Why?
    • Who: Sariss
    • Note: If the player chose the Light path, Sariss is about to finish Kyle off after Boc destroys his lightsaber and leaves. However, Yun is cut down instead after rising to deflect the blow, and Sariss asks him this before he dies. She then fights Katarn and is killed.
  • He is a Jedi... he deserves a battle...
    • Who: Yun
    • Note: Line in response to Sariss' previous question. He collapses and dies of his injuries afterward.
  • [Jan: As long as I'm around to pay you, I don't care. Kyle: My sentiments exactly] Mine, too! AH HA HA!
    • Who: Boc
    • Notes: Kyle has found and freed Jan, joking with her about how it will cost her a lot of money that she doesn't have. Boc emerges, having been disguised as a statue, and fights Kyle, but is killed.
  • I am defenseless... strike me down and the power of the dark side will be yours. (pause as Kyle does nothing) I'm sure you haven't forgotten... I'm the one who murdered your father.
    • Who: Jerec
    • Notes: Character says this after Kyle defeats him. Kyle then says "No, I haven't," and throws him his lightsaber. Jerec charges him, but Kyle hits him with his lightsaber, killing him.

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

  • Going somewhere gentlemen?
    • Who: Reelo Baruk
    • Notes: Spoken while sitting on a turret and prepared to shoot down Lando's Lady Luck.
  • You... weak... fool...
    • Who: Desann
    • Notes: Spoken after Katarn attempts to convince him to seek redemption. He dies fighting Katarn.

The Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy series

  • I will not cower as I did before Katarn. Finish it! Kill me!
    • Who: Tavion
    • Notes: Character is referring to Kyle Katarn sparing her after defeating her and learning Jan's location in Jedi Outcast, confident that since he disgraced her, she would not be of any use to her master. These words are spoken only if the player decides to go to the Dark side. If on the light side, she says this just before being possessed by Marka Ragnos and later dying.

Knights of the Old Republic

  • And in the end, as the darkness takes me...I am nothing.
  • And so it ends, as I somehow always knew it must: In darkness.
    • Who: Darth Malak
    • Note: The line said is dependant on whether the character gets the light or dark ending, the first denoting light and the second, dark.
  • Let's go boys, it's showtime.
    • Who: Calo Nord
    • Note: Infamous bounty hunter hired by Darth Malak to kill the protaganist. Dies in the subsequent battle after uttering line to several of his hirelings (who vary depending on which planet he is encountered on).
  • Then you will lose.
    • Who: Master Vandar
    • Notes: Character says this about Admiral Dodonna's refusal to retreat if the player chooses the dark path. Shortly afterwards, the Sith fleet destroys his and Admiral Dodonna's command ship. In the light side path, he survives the battle, but is presumably killed on Katarr in the events between the game and its sequel.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

  • I am glad to leave this last.
    • Who: Darth Sion
    • Notes: The player has defeated him after rendering him vulnerable by breaking his will through persuasion.
  • Joke's on me... hurts when I laugh... hurts...
    • Who: Atton Rand
    • Note: In the cut ending of the game, the character dies after hours of torture at the hands of Darth Sion. In the released version of the game, he survives (evident in Darth Traya's prophecy).

Legacy of the Force

  • You've won, but Luke will crush you...and I let you...destroy the future...for my Ben...
  • Go Ben, and forgive me...
    • Who:Cal Omas
      • Note: Spoken after Omas causes his own death to give Ben Skywalker a better chance of getting close enough to Jacen Solo to kill him.

The Force Unleashed

  • I'm sorry, masters. I've failed you again...
    • Who: Kazdan Paratus
      • Note: An apparent generator on his chest then explodes, killing him. This occurs after he is beaten in the game.
  • You are Vader's slave. But your power is wasted with him. You could be so much more... (Starkiller: You will never convince me to betray my master.) Poor boy, the Sith always betray one another, but I'm sure you'll learn that soon enough.

Other sources

  • I am your biggest failure. Live with that. And live with this.
    • Who: Xanatos to Qui-Gon Jinn, his former mentor, in Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice, immediately before killing himself. Xanatos turned from the side of the Jedi and became a ruthless villain (though not a Sith)(for the first 10 novels of the series) after a failed test of both his and Qui-Gon's spirit, Qui-Gon passed the test, where Xanatos failed.
  • But... it was so artistically done.
    • Who: Thrawn, the last Grand Admiral of the Empire
    • Notes: The character is assassinated by his own bodyguard during the climatic Battle of Bilbringi, in the end of Timothy Zahn's novel The Last Command.