Last words in Lord of the Rings media

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The numerous deaths across all different media in the Lord of the Rings universe have yielded many memorable last words.

  • Find the Halflings! FIND THE HALFLINGS!
    • Who: Lurtz (Uruk-Hai leader)
    • Source: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    • Note: Lurtz and his Uruk-Hai are sent by Saruman to capture the hobbits of the Fellowship alive. Though the other Uruks manage to catch Merry and Pippin, Lurtz himself is killed by Aragorn, after fatally wounding Boromir with arrows.
  • He's... dead! He took a little tumble off the cliff.
  • Precious, precious, precious! My Precious! O, my Precious!
  • Withdraw your guard, and I shall tell you where your doom will be decided! I will not be held prisoner here!
    • Who: Saruman
    • Source: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003 movie version, extended edition)
    • Notes: Character says this to Gandalf, who is interrogating him about where Sauron will attack after the Ents take him prisoner in his tower. After he says this, Grima Wormtongue repeatedly stabs him in the back, causing him to fall off the top of Orthanc onto a spiked wheel. This scene only takes place in the Extended edition; in the original movie, Gandalf decides to leave Saruman at Isengard, and Saruman is killed later in the book version.
  • Faramir...
    • Who:Denethor
    • Source:The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    • Notes: Spoken by Denethor in the 2003 Movie after he attempted suicide on a pyre out of grief over his belief that his son was dead and despair that his kingdom would be destroyed by Sauron's armies. His son was not dead, but only unconcious. His last words are spoken as he sees Faramir's eyes open. Denethor then begins to burn, and throws himself off of Minas Tirith.
  • Fool! No man can kill me! Die now!
    • Who: The Witch King
    • Source: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003 movie version)
    • Notes: Said to Eowyn after breaking her shield and injuring her arm with his flail. Merry stabs him from behind, and Eowyn finishes him off after removing her helmet and saying "I am no man!"
  • I go to my fathers... in whose mighty company... I shall not now feel ashamed. Éowyn...
  • And who is this? Isildur's Heir? It takes more to amke a King than a broken Elven blade.
    • Who: The Mouth of Sauron
    • Source: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003 movie version, extended edition)
    • Notes: Character has lied to Frodo's friends, saying that Frodo has been killed. Aragorn angrily draws Anduril (reforged from the shards of Narsil), and decapitates the Mouth of Sauron. The character does not appear in the theatrical release.
  • Aragorn. Elessar...
    • Who: The Dark Lord Sauron
    • Source: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    • Note: Said when his Eye sees Aragorn leading the army before his gates. He is destroyed moments later, after Frodo destroys the One Ring.
  • In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! We are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory, Farewell!
  • Onen i-Estel Edain, ú-chebin estel anim.
    • Sindarin: "I gave Hope to the Dúnedain, I have kept no hope for myself."
    • Who: Gilraen, mother of Aragorn
    • Note: Estel is the Sindarin word for "hope". This was also the name given to Aragorn by his foster father, Elrond. Gilraen's last words are, therefore, an example of word play.
    • Source: The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, by J. R. R. Tolkien