Last words in Star Trek media

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

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

  • To the last, I grapple with thee... From hell's heart, I stab at thee... For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee...
    • Who: Khan Noonien Singh
    • Notes: Spoken as Khan triggers the Genesis Device shortly before his death. The quote, as with many of Khan's lines in the film, was a reference to the Melville novel Moby-Dick. It also was among the last utterances of Captain Ahab in that novel.
  • Live long...and prosper.
    • Who: Spock, before dying of radiation poisoning
    • Notes: Spock was later resurrected.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

  • [Kirk: If we don't help each other, we'll die here.] Perfect. Then that's the way it shall be.
    • Who: Commander Kruge

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

  • Don't let it end this way, Captain.
    • Who: Chancellor Gorkon, mortally wounded by two Starfleet officers.
  • To be...or, not to be...
    • Who: General Chang; Chang has been quoting Shakespeare at different points throughout the film.

Star Trek: Generations

Star Trek: Nemesis

  • I'm glad we're together now. Our destiny's complete.
  • Goodbye.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

  • Our baby would've been so beautiful...
  • Keep...
    • Who: Damar
    • Note: Killed while attempting to storm Dominion headquarters.

Star Trek: Voyager

  • The self-destruct program has been damaged. Now, this istallation will not be destroyed. But it must be. The Kazon must not be allowed to gain control of it. They will annihilate the Ocampa.
    • Who: The Caretaker
  • My minute isn't up!
    • Who: Ensign Harry Kim
    • Note: Said in response to B'elanna Torres's warning as she implored with him to leave the dangerous area. However, Kim refused to do so, instead trying to seal off a hull breach, and was blown into space. He was replaced by a Harry Kim from an alternate Voyager which had come into being via an interstellar phenomenon.
  • Gentlemen, welcome to the bridge.
    • Who: Captain Kathryn Janeway
    • Note: This was a Janeway created on a duplicate Voyager due to interstellar phenomenon. She destroyed her ship to save the other Voyager from the Vidiians, who intended to harvest their organs.
  • You will adapt.
    • Who: One/1
    • Note: It is unknown whether his name is spelled One, or simply 1.
    • Note: This was said in response to Seven of Nine saying "You're hurting me." Because he was letting himself die to save Voyager from being pursued by the Borg trying to recapture him.