Last words in DC Comics

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For last words in films, TV series and video games based on DC Comics, see Last words in DC Comics media.

Following is a list of last words in comics published by DC Comics.

Main superhero series[edit]

Batman[edit]

Green Lantern[edit]

Sinestro Corps War (2007)[edit]

  • Boodika. Hannu. Go after Ion. Laira and I will--
    • Who: Ke'haan
    • Source: Green Lantern #23.

Blackest Night (2009–2010)[edit]

  • The possibility of my power battery being destroyed, Lantern Salaak, is--
    • Who: Alpha Lantern Chaselon
    • Source: Green Lantern Corps #42
      • Note: Last words before power battery is pulled out of his body by Black Lanterns. The battery had replaced his heart when he became an Alpha Lantern and after his death is used in a kamikaze attack by Kyle Rayner.
  • I love you Soranik. [Soranik Natu: What? Kyle, where are--] And you too, Guy. You've been like a brother to
    • Who: Kyle Rayner
    • Source: Green Lantern Corps #42
      • Note: Last words before Chaselon's power battery detonates and destroys several Black Lanterns. Is later revived in the next issue.
  • You see, Kyle, everything YOU did led Major Force to killing me that day. It was as if you did it yourself. Your NOT being there was really just a TECHNICALITY. There's only one way you can make sure it doesn't happen again to someone else, Kyle. So go ahead, put that all-powerful ring under your chin and make it all go away. You TASTED what I want for you. A Black Ring found your finger for a few fleeting moments. You now understand the beauty and solitude of NOTHINGNESS.
    • Who: Black Lantern Alex DeWitt
    • Source: Green Lantern Corps #46
      • Note: Refers to Kyle's brief death after his kamikaze attack in Green Lantern Corps #42. Was a former girlfriend of Kyle's.

Superman[edit]

Crossovers[edit]

Identity Crisis (2004)[edit]

  • [talking to Tim on the phone] He's at the door... Tim, if something happens-- Tim, I need you to focus... Tim!
  • [recording a message] Hey... Uh... Hey, there... It's me... Dad. You listening, Tim? Good. Then understand one thing: If you don't get here, it's not your fault. I need you to know this, Tim-- It's not your fault. Okay? You didn't do this. I love you, Tim. I love you just like your mother loves you. I just-- wanted to say how great it was today. Honest. Just--it was great. Anyway, if you have some time, make sure to watch the news tonight--yer old dad's gonna finally make you proud. Don't worry-- This is the one, lad. I mean, the real one. The one that puts m-- that puts us back on the map. What you do... for all those people... it's worth it, Tim. Never question it. It's worth it. Tell Bruce to take care of you...
    • Who: Jack Drake
    • Source: Identity Crisis #5
    • Note: Jack Drake says this on the phone to his son Robin (Tim Drake) and Batman. At this point, Jack's life is in danger because Captain Boomerang (George Harkness) is attempting to invade Jack Drake's house where he is alone. Batman, together with Robin, promptly drives in the direction of Jack's house, but they fail to arrive in time to save his life. Both Jack Drake and Captain Boomerang kill each other: Jack shoots at Captain Boomerang, and the latter pierces Jack with a deadly boomerang.

Day of Vengeance (2005)[edit]

  • Ah, I detect an unseen audience. No, young warrior, he's probably not dead. Can one kill a ghost? But we seem to have stopped him. I detect no power left in him.
    • Who: Shazam (wizard)
    • Source: Day of Vengeance #6
    • Note: He says this after seemingly defeating the Spectre. The Spectre then draws power from various sources and kills Shazam.

Infinite Crisis (2005–2006)[edit]

  • [Superboy-Prime: I just wanted to talk to Superboy. You started this!] "You started this?" He's just a stupid kid!
    • Who: Pantha
    • Source: Infinite Crisis #4
    • Note: After Superboy-Prime attempts to kill Superboy (Conner Kent), he is surrounded by superheroes who try to stop him, one of those being Pantha. Superboy-Prime accidentally knocks Pantha's head off with a punch.
  • I've lived an absolutely wonderful life with you. [Superman: Don't give up.] I'm not giving up, Clark. I'm grateful for the extra years we've had. [Superman: We'll have more. I couldn't save our Earth back then, but I will save you. That's what I do. That's what I always did. Superman always saves Lois Lane. I can't be another survivor of a dead world. Not without you.] With all your powers, with everything you saw and did... ...you still never... [Superman: It can't end this way.] ...it's... ...not... ...going... [Superman: It's not going...? What? It's not going to end this way? Is that what you're trying to say? Lois? Lois, tell me it's not going to end this way. Lois... Please... ...Be strong... Be...]
    • Who: Lois Lane (Earth Two)
    • Source: Infinite Crisis #5
    • Note: Lois Lane from Earth Two dies smiling at the arms of his husband, the Superman from the same Earth.
  • Black Adam? You're afraid, you're afrai--
    • Who: Psycho-Pirate
    • Source: Infinite Crisis #6
    • Note: He tries to use his powers to inflict fear upon Black Adam, but is quickly killed by him.
  • [Cassandra: You did it, Conner. You saved the Earth. You saved everyone.] I know, Cass. Isn't it cool?
    • Who: Superboy
    • Source: Infinite Crisis #6
    • 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.
  • I'll always be with you, Kara. Even if you can't see me. I'll always be here. It's not going to end. It's never going to end...for us... (silence) ...Lois.
  • N-no, p-please...
    • Who: Alexander Luthor Jr.
    • Source: Infinite Crisis #7
    • Note: Throughout Infinite Crisis, Alexander Luthor Jr. incites fights between a number of supervillains and superheroes (as part of his plans for rewriting the universe), but he specifically wants to leave Joker out of his plans because he is "too wild". At the end, Joker kills Alexander Luthor Jr. while Lex Luthor watches. Lex Luthor says this to the dying man: "You made a lot of mistakes. You underestimated Superman. Superboy. Me. But the biggest one? You didn't let the Joker play. Now who's stupid?"

Final Crisis (2008)[edit]

  • Not YOU. I'm not afraid of you. [Sinestro: No? What about death then?] N--
    • Who: Arx
    • Source: Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns
    • Note: Is blasted through the head by a Sinestro Corps member.
  • --Eh? What manner of creature is THIS? Get away you--
    • Who: Unnamed Sinestro Corps member of Space Sector 3
    • Source: Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns
    • Note: Is talking about Red Lantern Dex-Starr, an alien cat, who burns his head off after saying this quote.

Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013–2016)[edit]

  • That's not the councilman. He–
    • Who: Jimmy Olsen
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One #1
    • Note: Character says this before being shot through the lens of his camera by the Joker.
  • Jimmy!
    • Who: Lois Lane
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One #1
    • Note: Character says this before being unwittingly killed by Superman in the second issue.
  • No. I think it's going to be a whole lot funnier than that.
    • Who: Joker
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One #2
    • Note: Character says this before being murdered by an enraged Superman.
  • Phil! Let him go, you freak!
    • Who: GCPD Officer
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One #2
    • Note: Character says this before being killed along with the above officer by Harley Quinn in her escape.
  • Three times. The same nose. Three times.
    • Who: Kenneth
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One #5
    • Note: Character is conversing with Harley Quinn when she breaks his nose, killing him and allowing her to take control of Arkham Asylum's security.
  • Robin doesn't beat people once they're down!
    • Who: Dick Grayson/Nightwing
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One #6
    • Note: Character is addressing Damian Wayne, the new Robin. Damian throws a baton at Dick's head, causing him to fall and break his neck against a piece of debris.
  • You can't...kill me. I'm immortal...I'm a god!
    • Who: Kalibak
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One #8
    • Note: Character says this before being beaten to death by Superman.
  • You never trusted me. Two aliens and you always followed the one who looked like you. And you both always underestimated me. You see yourselves as invulnerable. But right now I'm inside you. I'm in your lungs. I can strangle your organs. I've been in your head, Diana. You've changed so much. I've seen the violence in you. Maybe the world would be safer if you weren't in it. I can make that happen. I can cut off the oxygen to your brain.
    • Who: Martian Manhunter
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One #10
    • Note: Character says this as he changes form to invade Wonder Woman's body; is subsequently burned to death by Superman.
  • You can't hurt me. I'm already dead. And I'm taking you with me.
    • Who: Captain Atom
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One #10
    • Note: Character says this before he explodes with the force of ten atomic bombs in the atmosphere, intending to take Superman with him.
  • Sure they will. They'll make me feel better.
    • Who: Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One #11
    • Note: Character's last spoken words before being beaten to death by Superman.
  • Ring! Broadcast to–
    • Who: Kyle Rayner
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two #1
    • Note: Character says this before his ring finger is severed by Sinestro, resulting in him being exposed to the vacuum of space and dismembered by the Sinestro Corps.
  • Sure. I'll even try not to permanently damage him.
    • Who: Ch'p
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two #5
    • Note: Character is referring to Superman; character's head is impaled by a yellow light construct from Sinestro.
  • What is this?! Release my hands!! Sinestro!
    • Who: Despero
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two #8
    • Note: Character says this before being killed by Sinestro, who was also faking Despero's own attempts to kill him.
  • Batman. I guess I... I guess I get to disappear on you for once.
    • Who: James Gordon
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two #10
    • Note: Character says this before succumbing to terminal lung cancer, which was enhanced by the super-pills he ingested.
  • I don't want to...
    • Who: John Stewart
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two #12
    • Note: Character says this before being impaled by Sinestro.
  • Hal. You can still be the best of us.
    • Who: Guy Gardner
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two #12
    • Note: Character says this before his arm is ripped off by Hal Jordan, who falsely believes he killed John Stewart.
  • You can't do this!!
    • Who: Ganthet
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two #12
    • Note: Character says this before being pushed into the Sun along with Mogo by Superman, who is now powered by the Sinestro Corps ring.
  • I... I can't!
    • Who: Harvey Bullock
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three #2
    • Note: Character says line before being killed by the Spectre.
  • Gone. Gone form of man. Rise the demon, Etri–
    • Who: Jason Blood
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three #2
    • Note: Character says line before being killed by the Spectre.
  • Please! Constantine!!
    • Who: Rory Regan/Ragman
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three #4
    • Note: Character says this line before being crushed to death by the Spectre.
  • You were the only choice – Dick Grayson.
    • Who: Boston Brand/Deadman
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three #5
    • Note: Character says this after being fatally slashed by the Spectre; his position as Deadman is filled by the late Dick Grayson.
  • I am the Phantom Stranger. I am eternal.
    • Who: Phantom Stranger
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three #6
    • Note: Character says this being being fatally slashed by the Spectre.
  • I can't...I was only ever here because Klarion conjured me. I'm afraid with him gone, I will once again cease to be.
    • Who: Detective Chimp
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three #9
    • Note: Character disappears after saying this line.
  • We'd rather die as martyrs...than be slaves to a tyrant!
    • Who: Huntress
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three #11
    • Note: Character says this before her neck is accidentally snapped by Wonder Woman's lasso of truth.
  • Raven. I would and...I'm sorry.
    • Who: Doctor Occult
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three Annual #1
    • Note: Character says this before being killed by Raven.
  • There's nothing you can do. B-but I have to warn you...d-don't...don't...don't trust...Cuh...Cuh...
    • Who: Rose Psychic
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three Annual #1
    • Note: Character says this to Batman, to whom she trie to warn not to trust Constantine, before dying as a result of Doctor Occult's demise.
  • Stop?! I'm just getting started! I'm on the green stuff–lots of it! And I'm gonna use it to kill all of you... including Superman–
    • Who: Renee Montoya
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #2
    • Note: Character says this before having a fatal heart attack caused by an overdose of superpower-granting pills.
  • Very well...finish it.
    • Who: Hercules
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #7
    • Note: Character says this to Shazam before being killed by Superman.
  • My queen...
    • Who: Artemis
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #12
    • Note: Character blocks an attack by Hera against Queen Hippolyta, killing her.
  • I don't know how ta properly insult yer mother in yer language, so...
    • Who: Kilowog
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Annual #1
    • Note: Character says this to Bane before being killed by Sinestro in a later scene.
  • First of all...It's rude to talk about someone while they're right there. Second of all, I'm...gonna...eat...YOU–?
    • Who: Parasite
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #2
    • Note: Character says this before being flung into the Sun by Superman.
  • Lisa...
    • Who: Heatwave
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #5
    • Note: Character says this before being vaporized by Bizarro's heat vision.
  • It does. Put his finger on the manual button and press down before fake Superman has us for lunch!
    • Who: Weather Wizard
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #7
    • Note: Character says this before being vaporized by Bizarro's heat vision.
  • We...we are free citizens of the United States of America. This is a lawful assembly of the Joker Underground. We do not recognize the authority of a tyrant!
    • Who: Jason Bard
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #8
    • Note: Character says this before being massacred along with his resistance group by Superman.
  • It's you and me, pal. Friends forever.
    • Who: Trickster
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #9
    • Note: Character says this before being accidentally dropped onto a mountainside by Bizarro.
  • Hurts...hurts...much...
    • Who: Bizarro
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #10
    • Note: Character says this before his neck is snapped by Doomsday.
  • Who...sent...you...?
  • Shut your face!
    • Who: King Shark
    • Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #14
    • Note: Character says this before being accidentally killed by the Flash.

Other works[edit]

Watchmen (1986–1987)[edit]

  • Happy halloween, kids. I...
    • Who: Hollis Mason (Nite Owl I)
    • Notes: Character is beaten to death by a gang called the Knot Tops, who want revenge for Nite Owl II breaking Rorschach out of prison.
  • 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! (Is then blown apart by Dr Manhattan)
    • Who: Rorschach
    • Notes: Character refuses to stay silent about Veidt releasing a fake alien that kills half of New York and forces the US and Russia to put aside their differences to face the imaginary threat. Dr. Manhattan then disintegrates him, per his request.

The Golden Age (1993–1994)[edit]

  • Sometimes it takes a war to remind us of the precious freedoms inherent in this land. Sometimes... it takes sacrifice. A sacrifice I am, today, prepared to make... by revealing that my colleagues have in their possession the diary of this man... in which he admits that the real Tex Thompson is dead and that he is actually the criminal genius the Ultra-Humanite, who-- [Tex Thompson orders Robotman to stop her and Hourman tells her to run, but she dismisses them.] Who further took another villain's br-- [Robotman covers Miss America's mouth. Hourman knocks him away from her and starts to fight with him.] Another villain's brain... The greatest villain... put in the body o-- [She is instantly killed by Robotman's retractable arm.]
    • Who: Miss America
    • Source: The Golden Age #4
    • Notes: Miss America attempts to publicly reveal, before a number of assembled heroes, secrets uncovered from Tex Thompson's diary: that Tex is actually the Ultra-Humanite and that he swapped Adolf Hitler's brain into Dunbar's body. She is murdered by Robotman while talking.
  • Nice try.
    • Who: Robotman
    • Source: The Golden Age #4
    • Notes: Robotman says this after Tigress' wooden crossbow arrow hits his eye but fails to kill him. The ghost of Michael urges Lance to touch his birthmark and transform into Captain Triumph. Lance refuses to transform, then jumps at Robotman and shoves the arrow further into Robotman's head. This causes Robotman to explode and fatally electrocutes Lance.
  • [Michael (ghost): Lance... Touch the goddamn mark.] No! Go to hell!! ...and take this big metal bastard with you!
  • No!! Kill you! [Manhunter is shot through the chest by Ultra-Humanite.] Dead!
    • Who: Paul Kirk (Manhunter)
    • After Manhunter and Ultra-Humanite (with the body of Tex Thompson) fight for a while, Ultra-Humanite shoots Manhunter through the chest. Even after this, Manhunter has the strength to jump at his enemy through a window, killing both himself and Ultra-Humanite in the fall.
  • Thorns in my side.
  • Go on then... Do it... I'm not afraid! [He is pierced by Starman's Cosmic Rod.] Gott.
    • Who: Adolf Hitler with the body of Dynaman
    • Source: The Golden Age #4
    • Notes: After Dynaman fights the young superhero Adam Blake (Captain Comet), Liberty Belle rams what is left of Starman's cosmic rod through Dynaman's chest.

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