Last words in Batman media

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Following is a list of last words from various Batman media.

Films

Live action

  • Jack, listen. Maybe we can cut a deal.
    • Who: Carl Grissom
    • Source: Batman (1989)
    • Note: Character pleads to Jack Napier to spare him. This is when Jack reveals himself as the Joker. The Joker then shoots Grissom, killing him.
  • Sometimes I just kill myself.
  • One way to find out.
    • Who: Max Shreck
    • Source: Batman Returns
    • Note: Max Shreck had a gun and attempted to take out Catwoman's "nine lives", but ran out of bullets with two left. Catwoman then kisses Shreck with a taser, electrocuting him. Batman finds Shreck's charred corpse from the remains of Penguin's lair.
  • This heat's getting to me... I'll murder you... momentarily. But first... I need a cool drink... of ice... water... acckkuhh...
    • Who: The Penguin
    • Source: Batman Returns
    • Note: Character had fallen into some toxic waste, but emerged to try to kill Batman. Character collapses face first right afterwards, and is pulled into water by penguins.
  • Why yes, of course, you're right, Bruce. Emotion is always the enemy of true justice. Thank you. You've always been a good friend.
    • Who: Harvey Two-Face
    • Source: Batman Forever
    • Note: Harvey Two-Face encountered Batman and Robin, and was about to shoot them when Batman reminded Harvey that he forgot that he needed to flip his coin. Harvey flipped the coin and Batman threw replicas of his coin toward him. Harvey couldn't tell which one is really his coin, and the confusion caused him to fall into a watery bed of spikes, killing him. His real coin falls into the palm of his hand as his body sinks.
  • Curses!
    • Who: Poison Ivy
    • Source: Batman & Robin
    • Note: Character had been kicked into a giant flower by Batgirl, and was later trapped by its petals.
  • Thomas!
    • Who: Martha Wayne
    • Source: Batman Begins
    • Notes: Said after her husband, Thomas Wayne, has been shot. She is then shot immediately afterwards.
  • Bruce. It's okay. Don’t be afraid.
    • Who: Thomas Wayne
    • Source: Batman Begins
    • Notes: Character, Bruce Wayne's father, is dying of a gunshot wound after being mugged. They had stepped out of a theater when Bruce had been frightened by a performance.
  • Have you finally learned to do what is necessary?
    • Who: Ra's Al Ghul
    • Source: Batman Begins
    • Notes: Batman had spared the character earlier in the film, thinking that he was not Ra's Al Ghul himself, and refusing to kill in cold blood. Batman escapes from the out of control monorail, causing it to crash, presumably killing Ra's Al Ghul (he responds to Ra's Al Ghul's last words by saying that although he will not kill Ra's, he doesn't have to save him).

The Dark Knight

  • Bus driver? What bus driver?
    • Who: Grumpy
    • Note: Character is a member of a group of bank robbers. He asks another one of the members (the Joker in disguise) if he had been ordered to kill him when the robbery was complete. The Joker then replies that "[he will] kill the bus driver". Grumpy is then killed by a school bus that drives through the wall behind him.
  • What happened to the rest of the guys?
    • Who: Chuckles
    • Note: Not knowing that all of the other bank robbers have been killed by each other, he is killed by the Joker after saying the line.
  • So, he's dead? That's five-hundred.
    • Who: Gambol
    • Note: Said before the Joker grabs him and slices his left cheek open.
  • How'd they get my DNA?
    • Who: Comissioner Loeb
    • Note: Said when Gordon says his DNA was found, making him a target of the Joker, before drinking poisoned scotch.
  • It's okay, Harvey. It's all right. Listen...some--
    • Who: Rachel Dawes
    • Note: Character is trying to tell Harvey Dent over the phone that someone will rescue her before a large bomb in the room goes off. The bomb explodes and she is killed before the police can reach her.
  • They won't work for a freak!
    • Who: The Chechen
    • Note: Said to the Joker, after he tells him to tell his men they work for him now. The Joker then suggests chopping him up and feeding him to his dogs, and he is dragged away by two thugs.
  • [Two Face: You're a lucky man. But he's not.] Who? [Your driver.]
    • Who: Salvatore Maroni
    • Note: Two-Face shoots his driver in the head, causing the car to crash.
  • Tell your son it'll be all right, Gordon. Lie... like I lied.
    • Who: Harvey Dent/Two-Face
    • Note: Character is taunting James Gordon while holding his son hostage. He is referring to earlier in the film, when he tried to comfort Rachel Dawes. Before he can catch the deciding coin flip, Batman tackles him over the side of the building, where he breaks his neck upon impact with the ground.

Animation

  • (Suprised) You're ....Bruce....Wayne...
  • Who: Dracula
    • Source: The Batman vs. Dracula (2005)
    • Note: Dracula, about to be killed by Wayne Industries' solar absorbing machine, is shocked to realise Batman's true identity.

Comic books

  • I'll burn it all down before I let a freak have it!
    • Who: Carmine Falcone
    • Source: Batman: The Long Halloween
    • Note: This character makes this remark in regards to his fear of costumed criminals, in particular Two-Face, rising to power within Gotham City. In an ensuing fight between Batman and his rogues gallery, Falcone is shot in the head by Two-Face.
  • (weakly) I am not my father. I just want to live.
    • Who: Alberto "Holiday" Falcone
    • Source: Batman: Dark Victory
    • Note: Character, having been shot, is talking to his sister Sofia, who compares his inability to take a bullet to his father's ability to take five. His sister then strangles him, revealing (to the reader) her identity as an elusive serial killer.
  • You still protect him?! He betrayed you and this city. Everything you say you believe in.
    • Who: Sofia Falcone Gigante
    • Source: Batman: Dark Victory
    • Note: Character is talking to Batman about Harvey Dent, the former DA who had recently become the villain Two-Face. Character performed a year long serial killing spree, which would have ultimately ended with the death of Dent, who killed her father. She is interrupted by Batman as she attempts to kill Dent, who shot her in the head while she and Batman fought.
  • (weakly) Ack... Can't breathe... [Robin: You're fakin' it. Get up!] Not... Get... Help... Bad Ticker... You... want me... alive... I... know... things... I can give ya the Arkham job... Last...Last October... It was me... and the Maroni brothers... the rats... lissen... Maronis don't work for... Falcones... [Batman: Who do they work for, Zucco?] ...Promise... Keep me alive..? [Batman: I'll do what I can.] Okay... see... they're not just brothers... twins...
    • Who: Tony Zucco
    • Source: Batman: Dark Victory
    • Note: After being chased down by Dick Grayson (soon to be Robin), Zucco suffers from a heart attack and, as he lays dying, confesses to various crimes and gives information that may connect the Maroni brothers to Two-Face.
  • I'm really... very disappointed with you, my sweet. The moment was perfect... and you... didn't have the nerve. Paralysis... really... Just an ounce or two more of pressure.. and... do I hear sirens? Yes, coming close... you won't get far... But then... it doesn't matter if you do, they'll kill you for this. And they'll never know that you didn't have the nerve. I'll see you in hell...
    • Who: The Joker
    • Source: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
    • Upon realizing that many lives could have been saved by killing this character early on, Batman breaks his neck and paralyzes him. The Joker then proceeds to commit suicide by twisting his own neck until it snaps, giving the police the impression that Batman had murdered him.
  • There will always be a Joker. Because there is no cure for him. No cure at all...just a Batman.
    • Who: Johnny Frost
    • Source: Joker
    • The final inner monologue of the character, before he falls off a bridge after having been shot in the throat by Joker. The story had been told from his perspective, and the character had frequent monologues throughout it to tell about himself and his views.

Television

  • NOOOOOO!!! I've taken a..... life! I've killed a man! My city! My people! WHAT HAVE I DONE?! - NOOOOOOOO!!!
    • Who: The Bat-Duplicate
    • Source: Batman: The Animated Series
    • Notes: Character thought that he had unknowingly killed the real Batman by causing him to fall off a cliff in the Batcave, leaving a piece of his cape. He begins to destroy the Bat-computer where HARDAC is about to be loaded, causing both it and the Bat-duplicate to be destroyed. The real Batman survives by hanging on a cliff.
  • That's not funny. That's not... (gasp)... (uncut)
  • Make him one of us. (cut)
  • (Crazy lauging) Come on, McGinnis! Laugh it up now! You miserable little punk! Laugh!!! I can't hear yooouuu!(final)
    • Who: The Joker
    • Source: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
    • Notes: Character technically dies twice in this story, but one of the scenes was edited, hence three quotes:
      • The first occurs after being shot by Robin (Tim Drake). Robin had been brainwashed into becoming the Joker's "son", and had a gun pointed at Batman (Bruce Wayne) before he finally rebelled.
      • This scene is altered in the edited version. The Joker's gun in this version shoots laughing gas, and Robin tackles the Joker instead of shooting him, leading to the Joker's accidental electrocution.
      • The Joker later returns using Tim Drake's body and, at the end, is strangling Batman (Terry McGinnis), who has driven him over the edge by mocking him. Batman manages to electrocute him using a lethal joy buzzer (one of the Joker's favorite weapons), killing him and saving Drake.
  • You know what I'd have given for a death scene like this? Too bad I won't get to read the notices. (acting)
  • Curtain's going down... (apparent)
    • Who: Clayface
    • Source: Batman: The Animated Series.
    • Note: Clayface had a tendency to die at the end of his episodes. At the end of his first it was revealed he faked his death, and at the end of the second he was presumed dead until the producers revived the character when they recreated the show into Batman: Gotham Knights.
  • You're pretty strong... for some clown who thinks he's Batman.
    • Who: Mr. Fixx
    • Source: Batman Beyond
    • Character is battling Terry McGinnus, the new Batman, in a submarine. Terry responds with "I am Batman!" before pushing him into a control pad to stun him. The sub soon goes critical and sinks, taking Mr. Fixx with it.
  • Believe me, you're the only one who cares.
    • Who: Mr. Freeze
    • Source: Batman Beyond
    • Character has just been urged by Terry to get out of a collapsing building.
  • PAAAXTOOON!!!
    • Who: Derek Powers, a.k.a. Blight
    • Source: Batman Beyond
    • He was betrayed by his own son, Paxton, who tried to overtake his business empire. Angry to the point of insanity, the radioactive villain unleashed so much radiation that he sunk a submarine and possibly killed himself, though his body was never found.