Last words in James Bond media

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

Last words spoken by the villains[edit]

  • To hell with you!
    • Who: Mr. Jones
    • Source Dr. No
    • Notes: One of Dr. No's henchmen posing as a driver for the government house. After Bond subdues him, he instead bites a cyanide pill hidden in a cigarette, then curse this to his enemy before dying.
  • I might as well let you know, as you won't live to use the information. I'm working for...
    • Who: Professor R. J. Dent
    • Source Dr. No
    • Notes: Upon being found out that he is working for Dr. No, Professor Dent nearly gives out the name of his boss and goes for his SMith & Wesson. Without any ammo left, Bond tells him "You've had your six." then shoots him dead.
  • Put your hands back in your pockets! Keep them there.
    • Who: Donald "Red" Grant
    • Source From Russia With Love
    • Notes: Rosa Klebb's handpicked agent to steal the Lektor machine, whilst holding Bond at gunpoint, he opens a suitcase incorrectly, result in tear gas being release and a fight between him and Bond to commence. James Bond eventually strangles him with his own garrotte watch, then tells him "You won't be needing this, old man."
  • Who is Bond? Compared with Kronsteen?
    • Who: Kronsteen
    • Source From Russia With Love
    • Notes: SPECTRE Agent No. 5. With SPECTRE's plot to steal the Lektor a failure, Kronsteen says this to compare James Bond to him. Then, Morzeny is called in, and he executes Kronsteen with a poison tipped spike on the shoe.
  • Romanova... The door. (a pause then) ROMANOVA! (gives Tatiana the Lektor) Take this.
    • Who: Rosa Klebb
    • Source From Russia With Love
    • Notes: SPECTRE Agent No. 3 who helped orchestrate the plan to steal the Lektor. She attempts to steal the Lektor from Bond's hotel room, but Tatiana turns on her boss. Klebb then tries to use a poison-tipped spike shoe to stab Bond, but Romanova shoots Klebb dead.
  • Are you blind or something? You missed the turn!
    • Who: Mr. Martin Solo
    • Source Goldfinger
    • Notes: A gangster working with Goldfinger. After being paid, he was to be driven to an airport whilst James sneaks a tracking device onto his character. Missing the turn to the airport, Mr. Solo yells this to Oddjob. On a side road, Oddjob guns the gangster down. Oddjob then has the body and the tracking device crushed at a junkyard.
  • Don't be a fool! You can be a hero, I'm not! (tries to run but Oddjob catches him) No! No, no, no, NO, NO!
    • Who: Kisch
    • Source Goldfinger
    • Notes: An enforcer for Goldfinger, he is trapped in the Fort Knox vault along with Bond and Oddjob. He tries to reason with his former companion, but is thrown over the guard railing to his death.
  • I will deal with her later, at the moment she is where she ought to be, at the controls.
    • Who: Auric Goldfinger
    • Source Goldfinger
    • Notes: With his plans to nuke Fort Knox and gain a profit increase failed, Goldfinger intends to kill Bond and Pussy Galore, and flee to Cuba. He points out Pussy who's at the plane controls but soon fights Bond in the plane. Goldfinger's gun goes off shattering the window and sending the villain flying out.
  • No! He was at the beach! They were all over the hotel! No! No! No! NOOOOOO!
    • Who: Quist
    • Source Thunderball
    • Notes: Upon seeing Quist has failed to assassinate Bond in his hotel room, Largo orders Quist fed to his sharks as he tries to reason this.
  • Why don't you come with us quietly?
    • Who: Fiona Volpe
    • Source Thunderball
    • Notes: Emilio Largo's top henchwoman. Cornering Bond at the Kiss Kiss Club, whilst dancing with the agent, Fiona orders him to come with her. Vargas attempts to shoot Bond, but James uses Fiona as a human shield and she dies instantly. He places her corpse at a table and says to a couple "Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She's just dead."
  • Get him! Get him!!
    • Who: Emilio Largo
    • Source Thunderball
    • Note: Largo gives this command to convert the Disco Volante into a high speed hydrofoil to make his escape, not knowing that Bond has already secretly boarded the vessel. He give this order for his goons to fight Bond.
  • Osato! NEIIIN!
    • Who: Helga Brandt
    • Source: You Only Live Twice
    • Notes: SPECTRE Agent No. 11, having failed to kill James Bond in a plane wreck, she is fed to Blofeld's piranhas as she cries out this.
  • May we begin?
    • Who: Mr. Kidd
    • Source Diamonds are Forever
    • Notes: Mr. Wint's partner who along with him are assassins under Blofeld. Sneaking into Bond and Tiffany's boat bedroom with a dinner for them, Mr. Kidd asks if he can set it up. With his cover blown, Kidd tries to burn James Bond with burning kebabs but the agent splashes Kidd with Courvoisier, the alcohol spreading the fire onto Mr. Kidd. He jumps off the boat to try and put out the fire, but he does not survive and likely drowns.
  • Of course. Unfortunately, our cellar is rather poorly stocked with Claret.
    • Who: Mr. Wint
    • Source Diamonds are Forever
    • Notes: Having snuck into Bond and Tiffany's boat bedroom with Mr. Kidd, he and his partner prepare dinner and reminds Bond the cellar is running out of Clarets, when Bond counters that "Mouton Rothschild IS a Claret. And, I've smelled that aftershave before, and both times - I've smelled a rat." Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd then try to kill Bond one last time. Bond gives Mr. Wint a wedgie, then sets the bomb from the La Bombe Surprise "cake" then flips him overboard. On the way down, the bomb goes off, blowing Mr. Wint to pieces.
  • It's not an act! It's...
    • Who: Rosie Carver
    • Source Live And Let Die
    • Note: Having been found out to be working for Dr. Kananga, Rosie Carver tries to reason this to James Bond who warns her "Make your choice!". Rather than be interrogated, she races off into the woods and is fatally shot by one of Kananga's scarecrows.
  • No slowly Whisper, slowly, slowly....let our diners assemble!
    • Who: Kananga
    • Source Live And Let Die
    • Note: Spoken to Whisper as he opens the gate connecting the shark tank to the pool into which Kananga is about to lower James Bond and Solitaire.
  • Mr. Bond, it's good to see you again!
    • Who: Tee-Hee Johnson
    • Source Live And Let Die
    • Note: After Bond's battle with Dr. Kananga, Tee-Hee chases Bond to a train and attempts to kill him after saying this. However, Bond tampers with Tee-Hee's artificial arm and sends him flying off the train to his death.
  • I now regret having even considered employing your services. But that is beside the point. Bond doesn't know you're in Bangkok. He's never seen you. But he knows me. That's the problem.
    • Who: Hai Fat
    • Source The Man with the Golden Gun
    • Notes: After informing Scaramanga to take the Solex agitator to his plant, Hai Fat informs his assassin he has regretted hiring him. With Bond being aware of Hai Fat's identity being a problem, Scaramanga then assures his boss "There's no problem." then shoots him dead with his Golden Gun.
  • Ready!
    • Who: Francisco Scaramanga
    • Source The Man with the Golden Gun
    • Notes: Before his duel with James Bond, he responds that he is ready to his servant, Nick Nack. He then leads bond on a wild goose chase through his funhouse, before Bond fools Scaramanga by disguising himself as his dummy self then shoots the assassin through the heart.
  • Now!
    • Who: Sergei Barsov
    • Source The Spy Who Loved Me
    • Notes: A KGB agent in love with Anya Amasova. He ambushes James Bond in Austria, but after a length chase, the MI6 agent shoots Sergei through the heart with a ski pole gun. This ignites Anya's rage towards James.
  • This is Kalba. Hello? Hello?
    • Who: Max Kalba
    • Source The Spy Who Loved Me
    • Notes: The corrupt owner of the Mojaba Club selling Stromberg's microfilm to competing world powers, he is called to a phone booth, then fatally bitten on the neck by Jaws.
  • You are too late, Mr. Bond. Our submarines are already on station. In four minutes, the missiles will be launched.
    • Who: Liparus Captain
    • Source The Spy Who Loved Me
    • Note: The unnamed captain of the Liparus, with the control room breached, the dying captain gloats to James he's too late to prevent Stromberg's annihilation of the world.
  • Yours too Mr Bond, yours too....and faster than you think!
    • Who: Karl Stromberg
    • Source The Spy Who Loved Me
    • Note: Spoken to James Bond, before Stromberg makes an unsuccessful attempt at killing him with a giant harpoon gun hidden beneath his dining table. Bond retorts by shooting Stromberg four times.
  • At least I shall have the pleasure of putting you out of my misery… Desolated, Mr. Bond?
    • Who: Sir Hugo Drax
    • Source Moonraker
    • Note: Spoken to James Bond, who shoots Drax with a dart from a hidden gun on his wristband and throws him out an airlock—after telling him "Take a giant step for mankind."
  • A Walther PPK. Standard issue. British Secret Service. License to kill - or, be killed. Take him away.
    • Who: Hector Gonzales
    • Source: For Your Eyes Only
    • Notes: A Cuban hitman hired by Locque, Gonzales captured Bond at his estate, and orders him taken out, but as he dives into his pool, Melina Havelock snipes him in the back with a crossbow.
  • Go back to your room!
    • Who: Aristotle "Aris" Kristatos
    • Source: For Your Eyes Only
    • Notes: A Greek smuggler planning to sell the ATAC to the Soviets. When he is betrayed by Jacoba Brink, he yells for Bibi Dahl to return to her room, when she tells him to "go to hell". He tries to escape, and is brought down by Columbo and James Bond. Just when Melina contemplates killing her family's killer, Bond tries to talk her down and turn Kristatos to the authorities. When the Greek smuggler tries to stab Bond with a knife, Columbo throws his own knife into Aris' back.
  • Yes, but tomorrow I shall be a hero of the Soviet Union...
    • Who: General Orlov
    • Source Octopussy
    • Note: Spoken to General Gogol after being called "A common thief, a disgrace to the uniform" after having been shot by East German border guards.
  • Get Zorin for me!
    • Who: May Day
    • Source A View to a Kill
    • Notes: Max Zorin's former lover who is betrayed by her boss in the flooded mine. To redeem herself, she and Bond wheel Zorin's bomb out of the mine. As she heroically holds onto the brake to get the bomb safely outside, she yells this to implore James to take down Zorin for her. May Day looks at Zorin's blimp defiantly, before being blown up.
  • Go get him. GO!!!
    • Who: Max Zorin
    • Source A View to a Kill
    • Note: Zorin unsuccessfully orders Scarpine out onto the Golden Gate Bridge tower to stop Bond, before the fight breaks out which results in Zorin plummeting to his death.
  • Should've known you'd take refuge by that British vulture Wellington. You know, he had to buy German mercenaries to beat Napoleon, don't you?
    • Who: Brad Whitaker
    • Source The Living Daylights
    • Note: Attempting to corner Bond near a statue of Wellington, Whitaker gloats this failing to notice a bomb set under the statue. Bond whistles, then the bomb detonates, dropping the statue to fatally crush Whitaker.
  • Thank you General, thank you, thank you!!
    • Who: Georgi Koskov
    • Source The Living Daylights
    • Note: Spoken to General Pushkin after thinking he has successfully fooled the KGB into thinking that he was kidnapped (rather than his real objective - colluding with Whitaker, whom Bond has just killed), Pushkin orders him to be taken away "in the diplomatic bag", suggesting he will be executed for embezzlement.
  • There's two million dollars in that suitcase. I'll split it with you.
    • Who: Ed Killifer
    • Source: Licence to Kill
    • Note: A DEA agent bribed to Sanchez's cause, Killifer, hanging over the same shark tank that ate Felix Leiter's leg, attempts to bargain with Bond to save his life. But, Bond warns him "You earned it... You keep it... Old buddy!" then throws the money to the corrupt DEA agent. Killifer is then eaten by the shark.
  • Franz! NO!
    • Who: Milton Krest
    • Source: Licence to Kill
    • Note: Krest has been placed in a decompression chamber by Sanchez, after being framed by Bond for the earlier assassination attempt on Sanchez' life.
  • Well done, Franz. Another $80 million write-off!
    • Who: Truman-Lodge
    • Source: Licence to Kill
    • Note: Character says this line after one of Sanchez' petrol tankers are destroyed right in front of their eyes. Sanchez says "I guess it's time to start cutting overhead" and shoots said thug afterwards.
  • You could have had everything.
    • Who: Franz Sanchez
    • Source: Licence To Kill
    • Note: Character says this line when facing Bond. Bond then outsmarts him by saying "Do you want to know why?" and setting fire to Sanchez.
  • You wait for your turn.
    • Who: Xenia Onatopp
    • Source: Goldeneye
    • Note: Character says this to Natalya Simonova, whom she intends to kill after strangling Bond with her legs. Bond takes advantage of the distraction to reconnect her rappeling harness and shoot the helicopter it's attached to, sending her flying and fatally crushing her against a tree.
  • For England, James?
    • Who: Alec Trevelyan
    • Source: Goldeneye
    • Note: Character repeats a line he had said to identify himself to James Bond when they were on their last mission together in MI-6. Ironically, he said this before when faking death at the hands of General Ourumov. Bond says "No, for me," and drops him off the antenna cradle. He barely survives the fall and is killed when the cradle falls on top of him. In the video game, the only difference is that Bond replies by saying "For England, Alec," instead of "No. For me."
  • Yes! I am invincible!
    • Who: Boris Grishenko
    • Source: Goldeneye
    • Note: Said numerous times earlier in the movie after moments of triumph or near-death experiences. On the final occasion, is yelled when character realises he is the last living person in a destroyed control centre - moments before a vat of liquid nitrogen bursts, covering him and freezing him to death.
  • Wait! I'm just a professional doing a job.
    • Who: Dr. Kauffman
    • Source: Tomorrow Never Dies
    • Note: Bond, who has forced Kauffman's own gun on him, coldly replies "Me too" before shooting him in the head.
  • Press the magic button, Beijing disappears.
    • Who: Henry Gupta
    • Source: Tomorrow Never Dies
    • Note: Bond holds Gupta hostage, hoping that Carver will release Wai Lin. However, when asked about the missile, Gupta says this line. Carver then says: "Then it seems you've outlived your contract" and shoots Gupta instead of Lin.
  • No! No!! NOOOO!!!
    • Who: Elliot Carver
    • Source: Tomorrow Never Dies
    • Note: Said when his drill torpedo flies, uncontrollably, towards him.
  • We die together, Mr Bond.
    • Who: Mr. Stamper
    • Source: Tomorrow Never Dies
    • Note: Says this line while trying to prevent Bond from escaping the ship, knowing that it is about to be destroyed. However, Bond escapes from his grip seconds before the ship blows up.
  • You wouldn't kill me. You'd miss me.
  • Dive!
    • Who: Elektra King
    • Source: The World is Not Enough
    • Note: Elektra says the first line in the video game version, the second is her last line in the film. Bond shoots her immediately afterwards, then states "I never miss."
  • I…feel…nothing…
  • Liar!
    • Who: Viktor "Renard" Zokas
    • Source: The World is Not Enough
    • Note: The first line is his last line in the video game, a reference to the fact that as a result of being shot, he cannot feel any pleasure or pain. Renard yells the second line in the film, when Bond tells him Elektra is dead. He proceeds to beat Bond into submission while screaming this repeatedly. He then attempts to meltdown the sub with his plutonium rod, which Bond causes to back fire and kill him, as he smirks.
  • I can read your every move.
    • Who: Miranda Frost
    • Source: Die Another Day
    • Note: Said during a sword fight. After the quote, Jinx stabs Miranda with a knife embedded in a copy of "The Art of War" and snarls, "Read this…bitch!"
  • You see Mr. Bond, you can't kill my dreams. But my dreams can kill you. Time to face destiny!
    • Who: Gustav Graves
    • Source: Die Another Day
    • Note: Bond then pulls Graves' parachute cord - and replies "Time to face gravity!" before Graves is sucked out of the plane.
  • This is where you die.
    • Who: Nikolai Diavolo
    • Source: James Bond in Everything or Nothing
    • Notes: Diavolo delivers the line before attacking Bond with a missile battery attached to the tower where he is. Bond then damages the tower with a rocket launcher, sending Diavolo plummeting down a missile silo.
  • Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn't worry. The second is…
    • Who: Dryden
    • Source: Casino Royale
    • Notes: Character is a traitor in MI-6 and Bond has told him that he has just killed his accomplice after a brutal fight, and made the first of two kills required to become a "Double-0" agent. Before he can say "easier", Bond shoots him dead and responds, "Yes…considerably."
  • I'll get the money. Tell them, I'll get the money.
    • Who: Le Chiffre
    • Source: Casino Royale
    • Notes: Character had interrogated Bond in order to get the money he had lost in the card game. However, Mr. White kills him, saying "Money isn't as important as knowing who you can trust."
  • I'm sorry, James.
    • Who: Vesper Lynd
    • Source: Casino Royale
    • Note: Said before killing herself, after Bond found out she had used him.
  • This time, you will burn.
    • Who: General Medrano
    • Source: Quantum of Solace
    • Note: Said this line in a foreign language, with English subs, while Camille holds him at gunpoint. She shoots him afterwards, avenging her family.
  • I answered your questions. I told you everything you wanted to know about Quantum.
    • Who: Dominic Greene
    • Source: Quantum of Solace
    • Note: Said this line to remind Bond of the promise he made, when they are in the middle of the desert. Bond, saying some more lines, ("Yes you did. Your friends would know that, so they're probably looking for you. But the good news is, you're in the middle of a desert.") gets a can of motor oil out of the boot of his car, ("Here") throws it at Greene's feet, ("I bet you will make it 20 miles before you consider drinking that. Goodbye, Mr. Greene.") and drives off, leaving Greene in the desert. It is revealed that he died later, having been shot twice and drunk the oil, but it is unknown whether this is the last line he said.
  • Free us both. With the same bullet. Do it. Do it. Only you can do it. Do it. OW! ARGH!
    • Who: Raoul Silva
    • Source: Skyfall
    • Note: Character is holding a gun positioned against his and M's - whom he has been trying to humiliate and kill throughout the entire film - head, begging her to shoot them both. Before anything happens, he is killed with a hunting knife to the back by Bond. He screams in pain while turning round to face Bond, who says "Last rat standing" before falling down dead.
  • You're a kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr. Bond. So long.
    • Who: Mr. White
    • Source: Spectre
    • Note: Character is on the verge of dying of natural causes, and after telling James to save his daughter, shoots himself in the head with Bond's gun.
  • Shit!
    • Who: Mr. Hinx
    • Source: Spectre
    • Note: Blofeld's muscle in the SPECTRE terrorist organization. On the train, when Bond wraps a chain around Hinx's neck, knowing he's doomed, Hinx says this then is flung from the train with a broken neck.
  • Why can't you just face it, M? You don't matter anymore.
    • Who: Max Dengih a.k.a. C
    • Source: Spectre
    • Note: The Director-General of the Joint Security Service who is secretly aiding SPECTRE, Denbigh a.k.a. C's Nine Eyes Program is taken out of commission. While awaiting to be taken into custody, C tries to tell Gareth Mallory/M he doesn't matter, then is told by M "Maybe I don't. But something has to." then the two fight at the top of the Joint Security Service building, and eventually M makes C lose his balance, and he falls to his death.

Last Words spoken by Bond's allies[edit]

  • Okay, captain. If that ain't a dragon, what is it?
    • Who: Quarrel
    • Source: Dr. No
    • Notes: A CIA agent who is investigating Crab Key, Dr. No's island base. Upon seeing the Dragon tank guarding the island, he questions it. Quarrel and James try to fight it off with their guns, but the tank's flamethrowers eventually burn Quarrel alive.
  • Who needs it?
    • Who: Jill Masterson
    • Source: Goldfinger
    • Notes: Once Goldfinger's partner for cheating at gambling, Jill Masterson spends a night with Bond. She complains about their wine losing its chill and doesn't need another one. After saying this, Oddjob paints her in gold and she suffocates.
  • I didn't! I was shooting at him!
    • Who: Tilly Masterson
    • Source: Goldfinger
    • Notes: Having been spotted attempting to assassinate Goldfinger, Tilly admits to Bond she was firing on him. Later, whilst she and Bond attempt to escape, Oddjob kills her with his steel-rimmed bowler hat.
  • Be good... at least until I get back. Ciao!
    • Who: Maj. Francois Derval
    • Source: Thunderball
    • Notes: About to leave for the Vulcan flight test, Maj. Derval bids Fiona Volpe goodbye and spots his imposter, Angelo Palazzi using his face. Angelo then gases the genuine article with gamma gas.
  • Oh it's not Russia, old boy, I'm sure of that. It's not Japan either. Although, a large Japanese industrial concern i-
    • Who: Dikko Henderson
    • Source: You Only Live Twice
    • Notes: A veteran British intelligence officer living in Japan, Henderson attempts to inform James that someone is behind the rocket theft when he is stabbed in the back.
  • First a boy, and then a girl.
    • Who: Teresa "Tracy" di Vicenzo-Bond
    • Source: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    • Note: Shortly after her wedding to James Bond, Tracy is shot in the head by Irma Bunt, who was trying to shoot Bond from the surprisingly alive Blofeld's car.
  • Who's uh funeral is it?
    • Who: Agent Hamilton
    • Source: Live and Let Die
    • Notes: While spying on the Fillet of Soul in New Orleans, Hamilton watches a funeral parade coming by. He asks a man who's funeral is coming by. The man who's in league with Kananga answers, "Yours!" and stabs Hamilton to death.
  • You called for me, Mr Drax? (Drax: You were with Bond last night in my study.) No, I- (Drax: You showed him the safe.) I didn't! (Drax: I'm terminating your employment. You will leave immediately.)
    • Who: Corinne Dufour
    • Source: Moonraker
    • Notes: Drax's former helicopter pilot. For sleeping with James Bond in the study, and showing him what was in Drax's safe, Corinne tries to explain herself, but is fired. She tries to walk away, but Drax's doberman dogs give chase and eventually eat her.
  • Ah yes, I wanted to start work on the temple again. You between jobs?
    • Who: Timothy Havelock
    • Source: For Your Eyes Only
    • Notes: A Marine archaeologist and Melina's father searching for the St. Georges shipwreck. He hoped to work at the Greek temple, but then, Hector Gonzales, piloting a seaplane armed with a machine gun, guns Timothy and his wife down. His death angers Melina.
  • Later this month, Zorin will hold his annual sales at his stud near Paris. Security is formidable, but the key to the mystery is there. And I, Achille Aubergine, intend to find it!
    • Who: Achilles Aubergine
    • Source: A View to a Kill
    • Notes: A private Surete detective working with James Bond to find out Zorin's drug-induced horse sales. Before the two can investigate though, May Day kills Aubergine with a poisonous butterfly prop.
  • Xenia! I...can't...breathe!
    • Who: Admiral Chuck Farrel
    • Source: Goldeneye
    • Note: Character says this line while being attacked by Xenia Onatopp during a suspicious relationship with her, while Janus steals his ID card. It is revealed later that he was suffocated to death.
  • I think I've gone to heaven. [Xenia: Not yet.]
    • Who: Tiger Helicopter Pilot
  • GUARD!
    • Who: Defense Minister Mishkin
    • Source: Goldeneye
    • Note: Character is shot by General Ourumov almost instantly.
  • I did get one thing right.
    • Who: M
    • Source: Skyfall
    • Note: Said before dying from a mortal wound inflicted by one of Silva's henchmen.

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