Fictional last words in comic books, graphic novels, and manga

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The following is a list of last words attributed to various fictional characters in comic books, including print anime and manga, as well as graphic novels. Characters are listed according to source (i.e. the originating work), then the name of character the quote is attributed to (in case of more than one quote per source). Where quotes come from a series of texts, they are organised in the order of the texts they appeared in. Where possible, for the purposes of clarification, further explanatory notes have been presented. Additionally, if a character's final words consist of a dialogue with the other characters, the other character's speech may be included for contextual purposes; for example, if one character asks a question that the one who is about to die answers.

Some characters may have more than one "death," in instances such as being resurrected, or existing temporarily as an undead being. In some of those instances, their last words from each "death" may be added if they are significant. Additionally, significant last words from deaths that are merely assumed to have happened or are non-canon are included. Additionally, in instances where there are multiple outcomes, or in media with alternate timelines, the character's last words will be featured.

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  • A...ki...ra...
    • Who: The Doctor (Doctor Onishi)
    • Source: Akira
    • Note: The Doctor said this after seeing Akira being set free from his cryogenic chamber by Tetsuo Shima. The Doctor was later frozen to death from the supercoolant released from the chamber.
  • Damn! I missed!
    • Who: Nezu
    • Source: Akira
    • Note: Nezu, a corrupt government mole, had previously tried to use the child psychic Akira as a weapon against the Japanese government. When Akira was being put into military custody, Nezu tried to kill Akira rather than put him in the Army's hands. However, his shot missed and killed another child psychic, Takashi. Colonel Shikishima then ordered his men to shoot Nezu, killing him.
  • Not like this. NOT LIKE THIS! LIKE THIS!!!
    • Who: Clint Hawkeye Barton
    • Source: Avengers: Disassembled (Avengers vol. 3 #500-#503) by Brian Michael Bendis
    • Note: Said while flying into a Kree battleship. Is later revived in New Avengers #26.
  • You okay? That last shot was pretty close. It didn't graze you, did--
    • Who: MVP
    • Source: Avengers: the Initiative #1
    • Note: Accidentally gets blasted through the head by Armory due to a training exercise. Later cloned five times. First clone replaced orignal MVP. Second, third, and fourth clones became the Scarlet Spiders. Fifth clone received weapon that killed original MVP and became KIA.
  • NO! YOU'RE ME! YOU'RE ALL ME! AND YOU'RE KILLED IN ACTION! KIA! [MVP: Wrong I know who I am. I'M MICHAEL VAN PATRICK! THE MVP! And you? YOU'RE NO PART OF ME!
    • Who: KIA(5th clone of MVP)
    • Source: Avengers: the Initiative #11
    • Note: While he technically isn't dead, his memory has been reset and stored onto a device. He has not appeared since.
  • If this were still my dream...I would do ANYTHING to protect you...anything...to protect that eternal moment...
    • Who: Desty Nova
    • Source: Battle Angel
    • Note: Is decapitated by main character Alita after having been inside a dream matrix with her and acting as a father figure to her instead of enemy. Revives later thanks to backup brain chip in stomach.
  • ...I won't go back to Kaos' body...to die here...is...fitting.
    • Who: Den
    • Source: Battle Angel
    • Note: Is mortally wounded by Factory forces charging into the Scrapyard and breaks apart after bringing his sword down upon one of the Tipharean tubes only for his sword to break in half.
  • So it’s a fight you want is it? Why, I’ll tear you limb from... [Calvin: Yeah? Yeah?] [He suddenly vanishes] Oops! I had an evil thought!
    • Who: Calvin’s good side
    • Source: Calvin and Hobbes
    • Notes: Calvin’s good side had been created through the use of an "ethicator," but a fight started after he realized that he could not do favors for Susie Derkins with Calvin’s reputation. He says these lines, and begins to disintegrate after Calvin’s line; by having an evil thought, he violated his status as perfectly good.
  • F-fire!
    • Who: Ernest Cuore
    • Source: Candidate for Goddess
    • Note: The character says this line to fellow Goddess Pilot, Gareas Elidd in battle. The character is fatally wounded by the enemy leader and is marking himself as the target for Gareas' attack. (The line directly preceeding this is Gareas': I can't shoot you!!!) Gareas then attacks, killing both Ernest and the enemy.
  • Get ready for the shortest comeback in history, Thor!
  • Rot in hell, Max.
  • [Black Beetle: "Don't you see? You can't die!"] I have to.
    • Who: Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
    • Source: Countdown to Infinite Crisis (D.C Comics comic book)
    • Note: Is said in response to being offered employment under Maxwell Lord, a supervillain. Character is shot immediately afterwards. Second line was said after his friend Booster Gold traveled back in time to save him, with disasterous consequences. Ultimatly he chose to head back in order to fix time.
  • Allen, I... love you... Please destroy me.
    • Who: Mana Walker
    • Source: D.Gray-man
    • Note: Upon being resurrected by the Millennium Earl, Mana attacks Allen leaving him with a cursed scar as punishment for resurrecting him. Allen's arm then transforms involuntarily and attacks Mana.
  • Matt...
    • Who: Elektra Natchios, addressing Daredevil (real name: Matt Murdock), after crawling to his apartment after being stabbed by Bullseye
    • Source: Daredevil #181 (Marvel comic book)
    • Note: In the 2003 film, her last words are instead "Help me," although still addressed to Daredevil. It should also be noted that she is resurrected later on.
  • [Reed Richards: But I swear to you that I will spend the rest of my life forgetting you] Think again.
    • Who: Dr. Doom
    • Source: Fantastic Four by Mark Waid and Mike Weiringo
    • Note: Spoken shortly before being dragged into Hell as a result of Richards' plans; line followed by Doom permanently scarring Reed's face. Character was later returned to Earth.
  • Hey, hey. Give me a break. I've got a wife and kid waiting for me at home. I CAN'T AFFORD TO DIE YET!
    • Who: Maes Hughes (Sonny Strait)
    • Source: Fullmetal Alchemist (manga)
    • Notes: The character turns to throw a dagger at the attacking homunculus 'Envy', only to find that the enemy has transformed into a copy of Hughes' wife. Envy mocks "You wouldn't stab your own wife, would you?" and shoots Hughes, killing him.
  • You win. I hate to lose...but if I must die, I'm glad it's at the hands of a man like you. Those eyes, so clear and focused...I love them. I look forward to seeing those eyes become clouded with suffering. That day will come...very...soon...
    • Who: Lust
    • Source: Fullmetal Alchemist (manga)
    • Notes: Spoken to Roy Mustang after a long battle. The character then disintegrates, her philosopher's stone having been destroyed.
  • Mpfh... this is smashing... absolutely smashing...
    • Who: Mr. Hyde
    • Source: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (comic book) by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neil.
    • Note: Comment made whilst eating a Martian alive. Was immediately killed by Martian heatrays.
  • Of course. It's time.
  • Kiss the girls and make 'em cry for me, Ringo.
  • In a moment you will see what you have always been. I, too, will see what I have always been. We will be together in our understanding.
  • I'm sad... Not sad... because I'm dying. Right now I'm sad... becuase my child died. People... can't lose their emotions. My emotions... were just lost somewhere... where I couldn't find them. Just like a letter from someone that was addressed to me... finally arrived decades after it was mailed. Is this true sadness? Or is it happiness? ...In the last episode of the Magnificent Steiner, he must have... gone back to being a human.
    • Who: Wolfgang Grimmer
    • Source: Monster (Manga)
    • Notes: Upon seeing and unarmed civilian murdered, Grimmer gives into his rage and kills four ex-Stasi before succumbing to gunshot wounds. His last words refer to a television show called the Magnificent Steiner(similar to the Incredible Hulk) that he watched as a child.
  • Go ahead. And try to aim better this time.
    • Who: Ryoji Kaji
    • Source:Neon Genesis Evangelion manga
    • Note: Spoken to his anonymous assassin, after already being shot once.
  • Go get him, big guy...kltpzyxm...
    • Who: Mr. Mxyzptlk
    • Source: Superman: Day of Vengeance
    • Notes: Weakened by the removal of Earth's magic, the near-omnipotent Mr. Mxyzptlk was left to wander Metropolis alone. Befriending Superman, he sensed that Ruin, a villain, had kryptonite traps waiting to kill the Man of Steel. He pushed him out of the way of a spear, and it pierced his heart. Just before Mr. Mxyzptlk died, he whispered his name backwards, which (in the series) sends him back to the Fifth Dimension, so he may have survived.
  • KLTPZYXM...NOOOOOOOOOOO!
    • Who: Mr. Mxyzptlk
    • Source: Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    • Notes: This incarnation of Mxyzptlk was more evil than others, setting about a chain of events in motion that killed many of Superman's loved ones. When the Man of Steel threatened him with the Phantom Zone Projector, Mxyzpltk panicked and attempted to say his own name backward, sending him back into the Fifth Dimension. Superman fired the projector at the exact same moment, catching Mxyzpltk between two dimensions and tearing him apart.
  • Doomsday... Is he...Is he...
    • Who: Superman
    • Source: Superman #75 (Jan 1993) by Dan Jurgens
    • Notes: After a fight with the monster Doomsday left the city of Metropolis destroyed, Superman asks this question before dying from his injuries. Although both appeared to be dead, they would eventually be resurrected.
  • Legato: (placing his head against Vash's gun) Go ahead. It won't bother me. An egotistical being like myself can't be allowed to live. Give me nothingness. Give me death. He is waiting. He is looking forward to your visit. I put on your left arm because you aren't by his side. Shoot me.
    (Vash: I can't.)
    Shoot me.
    (Vash: I CAN'T!)
    • Who: Legato Bluesummers
    • Source: Trigun
    • Note: Wanting to force Vash to act outside his own moral code, which forbids killing, Legato forces him into a circumstance where Vash either has to kill him, or else watch his traveling companions be killed.
  • Anyway, let's kick back for a bit. It's been a while since we've had a bottle together. Smile Tonagari. For some reason you look better when you do. I guess... it was wrong of me... to say your smile was... an empty one.
    • Who: Nicholas D. Wolfwood
    • Source: Trigun
    • Note: After having overdosed on regenrative chemicals in his fight with Razlo/Lazlo, Wolfwood dies peacefully after having a final drink with Vash.
  • Is this where you crack a joke? Is this where you finish me with a witty barb? My God! Do you even appreciate why we did this thing?
    • Who: Colonel Abdul Al-Rahman
    • Source: The Ultimates 2
    • Note: Character has had his hands cut off in a fight with Captain America, who then stabs him with his own weapon and says "No jokes, Abdul."
  • I'm a warrior of the Apache AND I INTEND TO PROVE IT!
    • Who: Thunderbird (John Proudstar)
    • Source: Uncanny X-Men
    • Notes: Character was tearing up the plane Count Nefaria was attempting to escape in. Despite Banshee's warnings he refused to leap off and the plane exploded, killing him.
  • Ave atque vale
    • Who: V
    • Source: V for Vendetta (graphic novel)
    • Notes: "Hail and farewell." From the Latin.
  • You're stronger... While I only became weaker. I don't understand... Hah! So even the sword has forsaken me.
    • Who: Gion Toji
    • Source: Vagabond
    • Notes: Toji attacks Miyamoto Musashi after Musashi returns from a year-long pilgrimage. Although the two were of roughly equal skill before Musashi left, Musashi quickly slashes Toji's throat. Later it is shown that Toji's family and fellow peers at the Yoshioka Dojo despised him while he was alive.
  • Kojiro... We embrace each other through our swords.
    • Who: Igaya Koun
    • Source: Vagabond
    • Notes: Koun duels with Sasaki Kojiro, these being his final thoughts.
  • Following the way... Putting everything into the sword.
    • Who: Yoshioka Seijuro
    • Source: Vagabond
    • Notes: Yoshioka duels with Miyamoto Musashi, and reflects on his life in thought.
  • Huhhh. Of course. Must protect Veidt's new utopia. One more body amongst foundations makes little difference. Well? What are you waiting for? Do it.[Dr. Manhattan: Rorschach...] Do it!
    • Who: Rorschach
    • Source: Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
    • Notes: Character was about to reveal a secret that would have undoubtedly resulted in World War Three and nuclear Armageddon. Dr. Manhattan disintegrated him before he could do so.
  • Like it's any more ridiculous than your name?
    • Who: Agent 355
    • Source: Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan
    • Notes: Character is killed by sniper fire shortly after finally revealing her birth name to Yorick Brown.

Batman

Bleach

  • I'm sorry for being so dependent on you even in the end. I'm sorry for not being able... to return the love that you've given me whole-heartedly. The five years in which I spent with you... were like a dream... Byakuya-sama...
    • Who: Hisana Kuchiki
    • Notes: Character is dying of a disease, and asks her husband Byakuya to find her younger sister Rukia, but not tell her that she is her sister, and instead be her older brother.
  • ...Captain... Thanks... for letting me... fight until the end. [Ukitake: Yeah... Rukia: Kai...Kaien-dono...?] Kuchiki... I dragged you into this... my stubbornness has caused you pain... I'm sorry... you must be torn apart inside. Thanks... to you... my heart can stay here.
    • Who: Kaien Shiba
    • Notes: Character had fought with a hollow that had killed his wife, but was possessed by it, forcing Rukia to kill him. He regains his original self in his final moments before dying of his wounds.
  • Don't! Ichigo!!
    • Who: Masaki Kurosaki
    • Notes: Character calls out to her son Ichigo as he runs after a girl whom he believes will jump in the river. The girl turns out to be the hollow Grand Fisher's lure, and Masaki sacraifices herself to save Ichigo from Grand Fisher.
  • Ikkaku Madarame... Good thing you told me your name.
    • Who: Edorad Leones
    • Notes: Said after being grievously wounded in his fight with Ikkaku. He is referring to Ikkaku's preference of introducing himself to those he kills.
  • Retreat!! Retreat for now!!!
    • Who: Shawlong Qufang
    • Notes: Character realizes that the Shinigami fighting him and his fellow Arrancar have released the limits placed on them, returning to full power in the process. His opponent, Hitsugaya, tells him that he will not let him escape, and kills him with his zanpakuto.
  • Leave your chocolate behind and become a demon, niño. Just as strong as a demon and just as wicked. You must realize that... the only way to stand up to the coldhearted is to become coldhearted yourself. Because if you don't, niño...
    • Who: Dordoniie Alessandro del Soccacio
    • Notes: Character had hoped to return to the Espada, and forced Ichigo to fight him at full power so that he could defeat him at full power and prove his worth. Ichigo defeated him, but allowed Nel to heal his wounds, an act Dordoniie considered "full of chocolate" (naive). Dordoniie stays behind to hold off the Exequias and allow Ichigo to escape, thinking these thoughts to Ichigo before dying.
  • Sh-Shit... That guy... isn't he just looking down on me? [Rudobon: Cirucci Thunderwitch-sama. We have come to claim you. We would appreciate it if you came along quietly.] Shit.
    • Who: Cirucci Thunderwitch
    • Notes: Character fought against Uryu, who defeated her and stripped her of her powers. She is referring to him as she mutters her last words, before being taken away and killed by the Exequias.
  • Why does this hurt so much!? It hurts!! It hurts so much!! I' don't want to die! I don't I don't I don't I don't I don't I don't... nononononononono...
  • ...damn it.
    • Who: Aaroniero Arureri
    • Notes: Character has been stabbed through the head by Rukia's Shirafune technique. He possesses two personalities, the first raving about Aizen promising to free him from all pain, and the second saying only those two words before dying.
  • Long Live and Prosper AIZEN-SAMA!!
    • Who:Zommari Leroux
    • Note: Character, typically calm and composed, becomes enraged as Byakuya Kuchiki consistently outwits him. After he suggests that Shinigami arrogantly enforce their code of justice on others, Byakuya replies that he is only killing him for trying to kill Rukia, and slashes him. He says these lines before he dies.
  • How long must I agonize before this blade puts me out of my misery? Quickly quickly quickly quickly quickly quickly quickly quickly free me from this torment!
    • Who: Sszael Aporro Granz
    • Notes: Character has been stabbed by Mayuri Kurotsuchi after being poisoned with an undiluted dose of a drug that speeds up reflexes. While the stab would normally kill him almost instantly, with the drug in effect, Sszael feels the pain of being stabbed for what seems like hundreds of years.
  • Oh fuck off... Every fuckin' one of them... They all have the gall to take pity on me... and they don't even know... how much they're hurting me by doin' it. Strong, weak, infant, monster... I just smash 'em all to pieces... I don't give them a chance to get up a second time. I don't...
    • Who: Nnoitra Jiruga
    • Notes: Character had lost to Kenpachi Zaraki, but Kenpachi refused to finish him off, stating that he did not want to fight someone who was almost dead and no longer able to fight back. After recalling Nel saving his life and refusing to leave him becuase she considered him reckless and weaker than her, he charges Kenpachi while thinking these thoughts, but is killed in one blow.

Death Note

  • Everyone, the shiniga...
  • ...Light Yagami... So... I... I wasn't wrong... but... I...
    • Who: L
    • Note: Said seconds before dying from a heart attack induced by Rem. If they were his last thoughts, his last words are the first line.
  • With this, I'll be cleared of my past failures, right?
    • Who: Helicopter Pilot
    • Note: Character exchanged Sayu Yagami for the Investigation Team's Death Note and is talking with a leader in Mello's gang. The leader says "Oh yeah, you'll be cleared all right. Do it", and causes the helicopter to explode, killing the pilot.
  • Light... you aren't Kira... how excellent [Matsuda: Of course not. Were you still thinking of that? Light: Don't talk any more than is necessary.] I-I'm sorry... after all that, I couldn't kill him. I...I'm dying. I'll leave everything to you, Light.
    • Who: Sochiro Yagami
    • Notes: Character, the head of the investigation team, had been shot by one of Mello's gang members while on a raid to find and kill Mello, and is dying of gunshot wounds. He had made a bargain with the Shinigami for the Shinigami eyes, and was able to find Mello's name, but was unable to write his name in the Death Note, and was the only one on the team who knew his face. He says this to his son, Light, and believes that his son is not Kira because he can see his lifespan (which is invisible for Death Note owners).
  • Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Since exactly when have Japanese been able to carry such nice guns? I’m an accomplice in the kidnapping of Takada. Don’t you have a bunch of questions to ask me? What’s the point in firing--
    • Who: Matt
    • Note: Said before character is shot down by Takada's bodyguards, who tell him that he must die for kidnapping Tanaka, and that he cannot say anything useful.
  • Matt... I didn't think they'd kill you... I'm so sorry...
  • Please keep it quiet in here for a minute or so.
    • Who: Mello
    • Note: Said before dying of a heart attack induced by Takada, ordered by Light Yagami. It is unclear whether these words were said or thought-- if they were last thoughts, then his last words were the second line, referring to Takada.
  • I know, just as you instructed me. I don't make a bad move, and wait for your help. Oh, the lookout is coming. I have to hang up.
    • Who: Kiyomi Takada
    • Note: Character has killed Mello, and is talking to Light Yagami, hoping for his help. Contrary to Takada's expectations, though, Light uses the Death Note to cause Takada to commit suicide with fire, killing herself and incinerating all the evidence that indicated she had killed Mello.
  • I don't want to die! I don't want to pass away! [lunges forward but falls to the ground]] Shit...
    • Who: Light Yagami
    • Note: Said before dying from a heart attack induced by Ryuk after being exposed and failing in his attempt to kill Near, the SPK and the investigation team.

Fushigi Yūgi

  • Tell everyone... thank you.
    • Who: Chiriko
    • Notes: The character stabs himself to prevent the spirit possessing him from killing his friends.
  • I loved you... be happy... Miaka...
    • Who: Hotohori
    • Notes: Spoken as the character is holding a picture of Miaka and the Suzaku Seven. The character strokes the part in the picture where Miaka appears, then dies from Nakago's attack.
  • Shouka... I will give you my life force."
    • Who: Mitsukake
    • Notes: Spoken before character surrenders all his powers to heal the sick and revive the dead. Shouka is the name of his loved one, who was reincarnated and one of the sick poeple he had to revive.
  • Don't lose to them... no matter what happens.
    • Who: Nuriko
    • Notes: Spoken by the character as he lay dying in Tamahome's arms after a battle with the enemy.
  • I couldn't save you...
    • Who: Tamahome
    • Notes: Spoken by character after being attacked by Nakago, and remembers his promise to Miaka to always be there for her. After being spoken to by his father between life and death, he returns to life and defeats Nakago.

Hazumi Reikon (Manga)

  • I have to be free...from all that...
    • Who: Rikoyo
    • Notes: Ridden with guilt over false memories fed into her body, Rikoyo allows herself to be killed by the magician Haku. She is later ressurected by her brother Kabo.
  • You look just like her...
    • Who: Haku
    • Notes: Killed by Suzume as revenge for Rikoyo's death. Haku is probably referring to Mizuko, who is known to be Suzume's previous incarnation.
  • I don't care...Kumo's gone...I am free...
    • Who: Rikoyo
    • Notes: Seeking a way to free herself of Kumo, Rikoyo challenges the wizard Kin to a duel on the condition that if she wins, he will remove the curse. However, she drops her fan in battle and is killed. Her last words here are very similar to her earlier "I have to be free...from all that..."
  • So what?
    • Who: Suzume
    • Notes: Final words of defiance towards Kin.
  • Ha!
    • Who: Peko
  • Aiko!
    • Who: Kabo
    • Notes: Aiko tries to intercede and take the attack of Kin in Kabo's place-however, she is stopped by Sakanna.
  • You idiot...Even an evil guy like you can change! So change!
    • Who: Aiko
    • Notes: Aiko disappears in a maelstrom of light and fire, a last attack that lingers behind even when her soul is taken by Kin.
  • Their memory...will never die!
    • Who: Kisuna
    • Notes: These are the closing words of the manga. Kisuna does not die.

Heroes

  • That's the lamest thing I've ever heard.
    • Who: Warren
    • Source: Issue #6 "Stolen Time"
    • Note: Said in response to Jessica Sanders claiming she'd use her share of stolen money for her son's tuition. He then pulls a knife on her, and she stabs him with it.
  • Wow.
    • Who: Itchy
    • Source: Issue #6 "Stolen Time"
    • Note: Said in response to Jessica Sanders claiming she'd use her share of stolen money for her son's tuition. He then pulls a gun on her, and she kills him.
  • Well, that's debatable.
    • Who: Taylor
    • Source: Issue #6 "Stolen Time"
    • Note: After robbing a bank with Jessica Sanders, he refutes her claim that some of the money is hers, pulling a gun on her. She then kills him and the rest of his crew.
  • That's me. What's that supposed to mean?
    • Who: Woman in gallery
    • Source: Issue #8 "Isaac's First Time"
    • Note: After spotting a painting of herself being hit by a bus, she confronts the artist, Isaac Mendez. She then runs outside in a panic and is hit by a bus just as the painting predicted.
  • What'd you say to me?
    • Who: Eden's stepmother
    • Source: Issue #9 "Life Before Eden"
    • Note: When her power of persuasion manifests for the first time, Eden tells her abusive stepmother that she wished she'd 'just die'. Her stepmother's heart then stops.
  • I think something can fall off the back.
    • Who: Northeast Brewing Company trucker
    • Source: Issue #20 "Road Kill"
    • Note: Sylar, after hitching a ride with a trucker, asks him for a six pack of beer before telekinetically jamming broken bottles into his back.
  • Personal contraband? This is enough to get you court-martialed. Although, bein' 40 miles into enemy territory, you'd just as soon get thrown overboard.
    • Who: Loredo
    • Source: Issue #25 "War Buddies Part 2: Unknown Soldiers"
    • Note: During the Vietnam War, the man codenamed Loredo grabs a book from the hands of a young Mr. Linderman before being shot in the head by a sniper.
  • Sniper!
    • Who: Amarillo
    • Source: Issue #25 "War Buddies Part 2: Unknown Soldiers"
    • Note: During the Vietnam War, the man codenamed Amarillo is shot by a sniper.
  • Over there!
    • Who: San Antonio
    • Source: Issue #25 "War Buddies Part 2: Unknown Soldiers"
    • Note: During the Vietnam War, the man codenamed San Antonio is shot by a sniper.
  • I... oh... boy... son. I have forgotten the ground. I have forgotten.
    • Who: Guillame
    • Source: Issue #38 "It Takes a Village Part 4"
    • Note: After nearly murdering his son for negating his power and discrediting him, he apologizes and throws himself off of a cliff.
  • I heard that. But don't bother struggling. You're-
    • Who: Fusor's accomplice
    • Source: Issue #46 "Golden Handshake Part 4: Severance Pay"
    • Note: While she's trying to dehydrate Haram, Claude catches her off guard, allowing Haram to turn her own power against her, dehydrating her into dust.
  • Okay, okay. He left a month or two ago. But he didn't tell me where he was heading. I swear!
    • Who: Hampton "Goose" Connolly
    • Source: Issue #67 "The Golden Goose"
    • Note: Turned to gold and later melted down by Bob.
  • I'm afraid there is nothing we can do.
    • Who: Richard Drucker
    • Source: Issue #70 "The End of Hana and Drucker"
    • Note: Had his consciousness destroyed when Elle fryed the mainframe it got locked in.
  • Phir Milengay Drucker.
    • Who: Hana Gitelman
    • Source: Issue #70 "The End of Hana and Drucker"
    • Note: Had her consciousness destroyed when Elle fryed the mainframe it got locked in. Her words are Hindi for "We will meet again, Drucker."
  • That wasn't so-
    • Who: Matt Neuenberg
    • Source: Issue #70 "The End of Hana and Drucker"
    • Note: Killed by Company doctors trying to recover the mainframe from his brain, with Elle at his side.
  • I have a secret too. It's mine now!
    • Who: Linda Tavara
    • Source: Issue #73 "War Buddies Part 7: Coming Home"
    • Note: Killed in self-defense by Linderman as she attacked him in an attempt to steal his power.

House of M

  • Victor, PLEASE!
    • Who: Invincible Woman (Valeria Doom)
    • Source: House of M: Fantastic Four #3 (of 3)
  • FATHER! HELP!!
    • Who: Inhuman Torch (Kristoff Vernard)
    • Source: House of M: Fantastic Four #3 (of 3)

Inuyasha

  • Hmph. I'm a detachment who would have died at the same time as Naraku, anyway. I have no regrets. My purpose has been fulfilled
    • Who: Byakuya of the Mirage
  • I'm not like Kagura, a lowlife like her is just Naraku's tool. I am real.
    • Who: Hakudoshi
  • The light will kill Naraku.
    • Who: Kanna of the Void
  • That's good enough.
    • Who: Kikyo
    • Note: Inuyasha, holding her in his arms, cries that he couldn't save her from a fatal attack by Naraku. Kikyo responds thusly, noting that he was there for her. She says Inuyasha's name in her mind once more before dying.
  • I see. You came to me knowingly, huh. [You leaving?] Yeah, soon.
    • Who: Kagura of the Wind
    • Note: Having been poisoned by Naraku, Kagura lays down in a field to die, and is briefly visited by Sesshomaru, who attempts to save her. She thinks the words "I am the wind. As free as the wind."
  • Impossible. How could I lose to a mere hanyou's youki?
    • Who: Magatsuhi
  • Heh, at that time, Naraku, it's the end for you, as well.
    • Who: Moryomaru/the infant
    • Note: The infant was created as a container for Naraku's life force, and uses Moryomaru as a shell for protection. Upon being threatened to be reabsorbed into Naraku, he attempts to abandon Moryomaru and potentially be killed by Inuyasha's group rather than be be reabsorbed, which he is regardless.
  • When I die... that wish... will definitely be granted... The wish... I made on the jewel... was the wish... of the Shikon no Tama itself...
    • Who: Naraku

Leatherface #4 ("Hunters in the Night")

  • Uh, no... Now c'mon... Why can't you be nice...
    • Who: Alfredo "Alfred" Sawyer
    • Note: Ambushing Michelle, who he had harrassed throughout his encounters with her, Alfredo is violently attacked by her and forced into a pool of swamp water, where Michelle drowns him.
  • Fuck! Fuck! And... Fuck!!
    • Who: Benny
    • Note: Startled by the appearance of Alfredo, Benny is attacked by Leatherface from behind and has his head chainsawed off by him.
  • Michelle... Jesus... I...
    • Who: Eddie "Tex" Sawyer
    • Note: Having had his knife stolen by Michelle while distracted, Tex is violently beaten by her before being disemboweled and stabbed through the throat.
  • What is that...
    • Who: Mama Sawyer
    • Note: While distracted by the sound of her son Leatherface's new chainsaw, Mama has her skull smashed by Benny using an empty automatic rifle.
  • I see him, Junior... The Great Chrome God Machine! He's come for me!
    • Who: Tinker "Tink" Sawyer
    • Note: After being shot repeatedly with an automatic rifle by Benny, Tinker is left to die in his brother Leatherface's arms, claiming to see the deity-like being he years ago believes visited him.

Livewires

  • Why don't you show me, mecha? (You got it big gut)
    • Who: Cornfed
    • Note: Refering to weaponry.
  • Final burst transmision. And so, brother and sisters, in closing I leave you with some aesthetically pleasing images that I'm noticing in the midst of my final fractions of a second. Cloud vapors all roiling and boiling and prettily swirly. Atmospheric friction flaring off me, glowing in a most fetching manner. Night sky whirling above me, stars going all streaky and smeary. No doubt the impact will have it's own unique beauty. Goodbye.
    • Who: Gothic Lolita
    • Note: Being shot at the ground at over mach 4.
  • Oh, shush your comlink Stemmie! You did just fine! In fact, I'm using your handiwork right now, y'know! Remember that improvised antimatter grenade you kludged together from that prototype power source thingy we recovered? Gonna use it to spank this naughty helicarrier with a 3.5 kiloton burst of gamma-ray goodness! Kinda pains me to use such a messy and crude approach but what the heck, huh? Well, it's kablooey time, now...! Brace yourselves, my mecha...! Hahh? Oh. Darn.
    • Who: Social Butterfly
    • Note: Never got to use the grenade.
  • No--! This ain't happening--! What've you done, you little robot *unkown word.*
    • Who: Rogue life decoy models of Nick Fury
    • Note: Word thought to be bitch.
  • Uh c-can I ask you guys a favor...? Could you g-give these to one of your n-newbie "stem cell" members...? A little m-memento from one of your creators...! W-well good luck, huh? G-go fourth and kick ass, m-my children.
    • Who: David Jenkins, Assistant chief designer of the Livewire project
    • Note: Has a natural stutter.

New X-Men

  • Oh, no...
    • Who: Brian Cruz/Tag
    • When: New X-Men #23
    • Note: As a result of House of M, Tag was depowered. At the time of his death, he is being transported by bus with several other students when it is blown up by a rocket launcher used in one of Reverand William Strker's first attacks against the X-Men.

Secret Invasion

  • WE WILL BE YOU BETTER THAN YOU EVER COULD BE!
    • Who: Kly'bn the Eternal Skrull
    • Source: Incredible Hercules #120
    • Note: After this quote is said, Hercules gives a speech about how the Skrulls beliefs are foolish. He then throws Kly'bn into the direction of Snowbird who impales him on Demogorge's spine. This basically destroys the whole purpose of the invasion.
  • No, wait-- please--
    • Who: Proton
    • Source: Secret Invasion #3

Naruto manga

  • Za...buza-san...
    • Who: Haku
    • Note: Character is very devoted to Zabuza, and jumps in front of Kakashi to prevent him from attacking Zabuza with Lightning Blade.
  • I...if you want to go to the same place as your friend... then go... [Zabuza: Unfortunately... I don't plan on going to the same place as Haku...] Wha...what? You won't survive...
    • Who: Gato
    • Notes: Character planned on having Zabuza, his hired assassin, killed, so that he would not have to give him payment for his services. However, Zabuza, despite being badly wounded, charged him, being mortally wounded in the process. He says this line as Zabuza approaches, but Zabuza tells him that they are going to hell together, and kills him.
  • If I could... I'd like to... go to the same place... as you...
    • Who: Zabuza Momochi
    • Note: Spoken to a now-dead Haku as it begins to snow in the middle of summer (Haku was born in a snowy village). Character had been angered at how Haku had been treated by Gato, and killed him, but was mortally wounded in the process.
  • [Gaara: "He" gets bloodthirsty during the full moon.] What is this? What are you?
    • Who: Dosu Kinuta
    • Note: Character attacks and attempts to kill Gaara, in order to prevent him from being the one to defeat Sasuke in the Chunin Exams, but Gaara kills him.
  • What? I can't pull out the sword!
    • Who: Hayate Gekko
    • Notes: Character attempts to attack Baki with Dance of the Crescent Moon, after hearing his plan to attack the Leaf village, but Baki kills him.
  • [Hiashi: Choosing death is freedom?] Brother... I wanted, just once, to disobey the Hyuga destiny. I wanted to choose my own destiny, that's all.
    • Who: Hizashi Hyuga
    • Notes: Character allows himself to be killed so that his body can be delivered in the place of that of his twin brother, Hiashi Hyuga. While his son Neji believes that he was killed to protect Hiashi, Hizashi makes it clear that he chose to die, not for the main house, but for his brother and his village.
  • You took away the life of my precious Onee-chan...and since that day I have carried a wound of the heart that has never healed...no, you were never loved!! ...and now, I beg you...please die along with me.
    • Who: Yashamaru
    • Notes: Character attempted to assassinate a six-year-old Gaara and is badly wounded. After Gaara discovers his identity as his attacker, he explains to him that he chose to attack him because has never been able to truly care for him. After telling him this, he ignites a series of explosive tags and dies in an attempt to kill Gaara.
  • Where the Konoha(leaves) dance, fire burns. The shadow of the fire will flash over the village... And the leaves will grow once again.
    • Who: The Third Hokage
    • Note: Character sacrifices himself to seal Orochimaru's ability to use techniques. Before saying this he had expressed his love for Konoha, and said this line to show that people have the will to fight for it.
  • I can't... die here... [Tsunade: Don't worry! I stopped the blood! There is no danger anymore! You will be saved! Dan] Really... that's great...
    • Who: Dan
    • Note: Character, Tsunade's lover, had been mortally wounded in battle. He dies of his wounds despite Tsunade's attempts to save him.
  • Wa...wait! Can we talk?
    • Who: Jirobo
    • Notes: Choji, desperate to defeat him and enraged by his comments about his weight and his best friend Shikamaru, eats a pill to convert all his fat into chakra, then kills him with one punch.
  • Bluff all you want. You can't stop the tides anymore. Sasuke-sama became part of the "sound" on his own choice. Right now... Sasuke is engulfed in darkness. [Neji: No. (thinking about Naruto) There is someone who can find Sasuke within the darkness and save him from within. Because you saved me from the darkness] Bluffing until the end... I haven't been this close to death since "Kimimaro". Fuck dammit...
    • Who: Kidomaru
    • Notes: Character is dying from an attack by Neji's Gentle Fist style during his mission to bring Sasuke to Orochimaru. Character refers to a previous attempt by him and the other Sound Four members to force Kimimaro into submission.
  • We don't have much chakra remaining. Well... it's not like I'm saying we can't beat the crap out of him right now
  • Oi! Let me out!
    • Who: Sakon and Ukon
    • Notes: The first quote is Sakon's last thoughts after merging with his brother Ukon once again. The second quote is Ukon's last words after being trapped inside Kankuro's Black Ant puppet before being impaled by his Crow puppet's arms.
  • Alright, if they come this way, then with my genjutsu...
    • Who: Tayuya
    • Notes: Character is killed as Temari's summoned weasel levels the forest around her and crushes her under a tree.
  • None of you understand! Only Orochimaru-sama understands. What would you guys know!?
    • Who:Kimimaro
    • Note: Gaara had said that his faith in Orochimaru was pathetic or the result of brainwashing, and Kimimaro, who had been lonely before he met Orochimaru, says this line when preparing to attack and kill Gaara and Rock Lee. However, he dies of an unnamed disease before he can finish off the two.
  • It just shared a consciousness with me... What is it originally...? It was... a mere small sensation...
    • Who: Gaara
    • Note: Character reflects on his efforts to become accepted by others as Akatsuki is extracting Shukaku from him. He dies after Shukaku is extracted, but Chiyo revives him.
  • A subordinate of Orochimaru is a spy of mine... he will meet with them there...
    • Who: Sasori
    • Note: Character was mortally wounded after Chiyo used the puppets that he made from the dead bodies of his parents to stab him. He gives Sakura information that leads her to a spy that he had within Orochimaru's organization.
  • Naruto... One request from a old hag... you're the only person who understands Gaara's pain... and Gaara knows your pain too... please help him.
    • Who: Chiyo
    • Note: She is attempting to revive a now dead Gaara at the cost of her own life and told Naruto that she was sorry for Gaara and regrets all the foolish things she had done.
  • I just want one last smoke...
    • Who: Asuma Sarotobi
    • Note: He used to smoke almost perpetually, but stopped shortly before his death due to being troubled by recent events. He says this after giving advice to Ino, Choji and Shikamaru, his students, after he is mortally wounded in battle.
  • Beaten by... a bunch of kids...
    • Who: Kakuzu
    • Note: Character is defeated after Naruto uses an extremely powerful technique that he recently created. After he says this, Kakashi tells him that it is natural for each generation to surpass the one that came before it, then finishes Kakuzu off.
  • Marvel! Scream! Cry like a lost child! Because my art... IS A BLAST!
    • Who: Deidara
    • Note: Character, an artist who fights with explosive clay sculptures and believes that his creations become true art when they explode, has been defeated by Sasuke. He feeds himself explosive clay, causing a massive explosion that kills him instantly.
  • I... you used me... you brat. Those eyes... with those eyes... I was controlled. How dare you... you... how dare you...
    • Who: Manda
    • Notes: Character was summoned by Sasuke to escape Deidara's final explosion, and was manipulated with illusionary techniques from his Sharingan eyes. Character dies of wounds sustained in the explosion.
  • I guess it's time to put down my pen... Oops... right... I need a title for the next book... let's see... ah... got it... "The Tale of Uzumaki Naruto". Perfect.
    • Who: Jiraiya
    • Notes: Character is dying after battling against his former student Pain, whom he had believed was the "destined child", and had regarded his life as a failure. However, near death, he realized that Naruto, his godson and student, was indeed the destined child, and that Naruto had inspired him never to give up. He sends his toads back to Konoha with information about Pain, then thinks these thoughts as he sinks to the bottom of a lake, dying from his injuries.
  • I'm sorry, Sasuke... there won't be a next time.
    • Who: Itachi Uchiha
    • Notes: Character had killed nearly all of his clan on orders of Konoha's leaders, but left his younger brother alive, hoping that he would kill him and rebuild the clan. Toward the end of the fight, he appears to be reaching out for Sasuke's eyes to replace his own failing eyes and gain greater power, he is actually doing a gesture that he used to do when refusing to train with Sasuke while saying "maybe next time." After saying this, he dies from an unnamed disease.

The Kakashi Gaiden Chapters

  • It... can't be... You're the... "Konoha's Yellow flash?" Our Hidden Rock Village... we were taught by the commanders to escape if we saw that person... Now, I know what they meant...
    • Who: Mahiru
    • Notes: Character is talking about Kakashi's sensei Minato, the ninja who eventually becomes the Fourth Hokage, as he suddenly appears behind him. Character is apparently killed after saying this.
  • H-how... I shouldn't be seen... Wh-what... those eyes...!?
    • Who: Taiseki
    • Notes: Character makes himself invisible, but Obito activates his Sharingan and kills him.
  • Shinobi don't cry... Come on, crybaby! I'll break you apart!
  • That brat... he looks a little different from before...
    • Who: Kakkou
    • Notes: Character says the first line in response to Kakashi crying over Obito being mortally wounded. He thinks the second line, presumably in response to seeing Kakashi's Sharingan eye. Kakashi then kills him with Chidori.
  • Kakashi... even though we... finally become friends... I couldn't... finally admit to you Rin... I... to be together with everyone longer.
    • Who: Obito Uchiha
    • Note: Character is dying due to being crushed by a boulder. He has also just become good friends with Kakashi before he died, despite getting along poorly with him before, and, for the first and last time, indicates his feelings for Rin.

Superman comics

  • Everything...go dark...hello, Superman...hello...
    • Who: Bizarro
    • Source: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    • Note: In this universe, Bizarro became determined to prove himself a "perfect" imperfect duplicate of Superman. To this end, he committed suicide with blue kryptonite, as Superman was living.
  • KLTPZYXM...NOOOOOOOO!
    • Who: Mister Mxyzptlk
    • Source: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    • Note: This incarnation of Mxyzptlk was decidedly more evil than others, and so set about a cataclysmic chain of events. Superman eventually caught the sorcerer and threatened him with the Phantom Zone Projector. Mxyzptlk panicked and attempted to say his name backwards to return to the Fifth Dimension just as Superman fired the Projector, which caught the imp between two dimensions and tore him apart.
  • Doomsday...Is he...is he...
    • Who: Superman
    • Source: The Death of Superman
    • Note: Asks this to Lois Lane after he finally defeats Doomsday in Metropolis. Superman, fatally wounded by his prolonged battle with Doomsday, then falls unconscious and later dies. Superman, however, is later resurrected.
  • I know, Cass. Isn't it cool?
    • Who: Superboy
    • Source: Infinate Crisis
    • Note: Says this to Wonder Girl, a.k.a. Cassandra Sandsmark, after she tells him he has saved the world. Superboy then dies of fatal wounds he sustained when Alexander Luthor's multiverse tower exploded.

Runaways

  • Dad, no! I'm not going to let you take this crap from your boss. I'm an adult now and I take full responsibility!
    • Who: Alex Wilder
    • Notes: Character had brought his friends to a demonic ritual his parents were holding to betray them. The friends halt the ritual, and the patron demon decides to kill his father as punishment. After the quote, the demon kills him instead.
  • Nico, run! [Nico: No! I won't let them butcher you! I don't care what you've done, I-] I am your mother and you will do as I say!
    • Who: Mrs. Minoru
    • Notes: Character, an evil wizard, says this while saving her estranged daughter from monsters.
  • NOOO!
    • Who: Mr. Wilder
    • Notes: This is in response to his son getting incinerated. His past self is ressurected later in the series, before being sent back to the past.
  • So this is what we're reduced to, eh mother?
  • Yes love - empty nesters.
    • Who: Mr. and Mrs. Yorkes
    • Notes: Characters are watching their children fleeing their collapsing lair.
  • Chase - In all those years, I never said how much I lov- {alternate timeline}
  • [You have to survive. The you from the future said so!] She also said she never told you how much she loved you. And I've got news for you, Mister Stein: I have always -
    • Who: Gert Yorkes
    • Notes: An adult version of the character came back in time to change history, but died of her wounds. Months later, the modern adolescent character died of a knifing.
  • NOOOOOO1010100101-
    • Who: Ultron

Watchmen

  • Huhhh. Of course. Must protect Veidt's new utopia. One more body amongst foundations makes little difference. Well? What are you waiting for? Do it. DO IT! (Then blown apart by Dr Manhattan)
  • Happy halloween kids I... (interrupted by a brutal attack by a gang of Junkies who then beat him to death)
    • Who: Hollis Mason (Nite Owl I)
    • Source: Watchmen

What If?

Ą*The Storm Phoenix is awake! Get-

    • Who:Dr. Doom
    • Source: What if v2 issue 79
    • Note: In one reality Storm had gained the power of the Phoenix and taken over the world. A resistance movement tried to topple her, but she killed several, including Dr. Doom, before being defeated.
  • HULK SMASH
    • Who: Bruce Banner
    • Source: What if v2 issue 80
    • Note: In a reality where the attempt to fuse the Hulk's personalities resulted in giving him the Maestro's personality, Mr. Fantastic and the Thing attempted to stop him by blasting him with extra radiation. This caused the Hulk to temporarily turn back into Banner, who then had the Thing kill him.
  • There is a way to sever this hateful bond...But only one!
    • Who: Silver Surfer
    • Source: What if v2 Issue 108
    • Note: In a reality where Carnage managed to fully bond with the Silver Surfer, a team of Avengers tried to help Spider-Man stop the fused being. Ultimately, after Firestar managed to weaken Carnage with her microwaves, the Surfer is able to take control long enough to fly into the sun, killing both entities.
  • Patriot-- LOOK OUT!
    • Who: Spider-Man
    • Source: What If?: Civil War #1
    • Note: After pushing Patriot out of the way, he is blasted through the chest by a Sentinel. This is not canon, it is a story about what could have happened if Captain America has led all metahumans against the Superhuman Registration Act.
  • EVERYONE GET OUT OF HERE--! I'll hold them off as long as I--
    • Who: Invisible Woman
    • Source: What If?: Civil War #1
    • Note: Gets blasted by a Sentinel after this sentence. This is not canon, it is a story about what could have happened if Captain America had led all metahumans against the Superhuman Registration Act.
  • I think we've got a problem over here--
    • Who: Daredevil
    • Source: What If?: Civil War #1
    • Note: Shortly after this sentence, he, apparently along Stature and Falcon; gets blown up by a time bomb hidden in a Sentinel. This is not canon, it is a story about what could have happened if Captain America had led all metahumans against the Superhuman Registration Act.
  • It's a time-bomb--
    • Who: Falcon
    • Source: What If?: Civil War #1
    • Note: Shortly after this sentence, he, apparently along with Daredevil and Stature; gets blown up by said time-bomb. This is not canon, it is a story about what could have happened if Captain America had led all metahumans against the Superhuman Registration Act.


W.I.T.C.H.

  • I'LL DO WHAT I HAVE TO DO! And not even you are able to stop me this time! This... Aaah... It's the end for me. My ending! It doens't belong to Phobos! It doesn't belong to Ludmoore! It's something that no tyrant can ever take away from me! D-Don't be sad, Orube. I still believe that this has got to be my destiny. I've changed my appearance and role so many times that I don't remember where I came from... While you... You've always remembered every sunbeam in Basiliade! Maybe it was just that, I was looking for. I fooled myself to believe that I also could warm myself in that sunlight! Unfortunately that wasn't enough, in order for us to be... close.
    • Who: Cedric
    • Source: Issue #61: The World in a Book
    • Note: Said as he allowed himself to die after taking a mortal blow for Orube, his love. He allowed himself to die so that the other's may escape.

See also