Last words in Harry Potter media

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


(these may contain spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling[edit]

  • Master! I cannot hold him! my hands!*
    • Who: Quirinus Quirrell
    • Note: Character was being burned by Harry's mystic protection from Lord Voldemort, whom had fused into Quirrell's body. Voldemort fled, leaving Quirrell to succumb to his wounds.
    • Note: In the film version, his last words are, "What is this magic?!" as his hands burn and crumble.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling[edit]

  • Lily, take Harry and go! It's him! Go! Run! I'll hold him off-!
    • Who: James Potter
    • Notes: James, Harry's father, died trying to defend his wife and young child before Lord Voldemort when Harry was a baby.
  • Not Harry! Please, no, not Harry! I'll do anything!
    • Who: Lily Potter
    • Notes: Harry's mother was killed by Voldemort while shouting pleas to protect him shortly after her husband's death. This would later translate into a powerful magical protection.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling[edit]

  • 'My Lord', is it? Well, I don't think much of your manners, my Lord. Turn around and face me like a man, why don't you?
    • Who: Frank Bryce
    • Note: Character had been eavesdropping on Lord Voldemort's plans, and said this after Voldemort introduced himself. At Frank's challenge, Voldemort promptly turned around and killed him.
  • I dunno. Wands out, d'you reckon?
    • Who: Cedric Diggory
    • Note: Said to Harry Potter before he (Cedric) is killed by Wormtail on Lord Voldemort's order.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling[edit]

  • Come on, you can do better than that!
    • Who: Sirius Black
    • Note: Was said to Bellatrix Lestrange just after she fired a curse at him and missed. Bellatrix fired again, knocking him dead through a 'veil' in the Ministry of Magic.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling[edit]

  • Severus...please...
    • Who: Albus Dumbledore
    • Note: Said to Severus Snape, who then killed him. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows it was revealed that Dumbledore was actually pleading with Snape to kill him and not to spare him, as many presumed, as Dumbledore was at the time suffering greatly, as a result of destroying a magic ring that belonged to Voldemort.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling[edit]

  • Severus...please...please...
    • Who: Charity Burbage, Muggle Studies professor at Hogwarts
    • Note: Voldemort has kidnapped the Muggle-friendly professor to make an example of her, and Voldemort later killed her. She is then presumably fed to Nagini, Voldemort's snake. Her last words are notably similar to Dumbledore's.
  • Das weiß ich nicht! He move! I know not, I know not!
    • Who: German speaking woman
    • Note: Harry has a vision of Voldemort entering this woman's home. Voldemort demands to know where wandmaker, Gregorovitch, is, but the woman says in German that she does not know, and says he does not live there. Voldemort kills her with a curse.
  • I do not know, I never knew, a young man. No. Please! PLEASE!
    • Who: Gregorovitch, the wandmaker
    • Note: Voldemort is searching for the Elder Wand, and believes Gregorovitch knows who stole it and where it is (although he does not know the thief's identity). After interrogating him and getting no response, he finally kills him.
  • Kill me, then! You will not win, you cannot win! That wand will never, ever be yours!
    • Who: Gellert Grindelwald
    • Note: Voldemort has tracked down Grindelwald at Nurmengard, the prison he himself had built for his enemies, believing he can lead him to the Elder Wand. At that moment, Bellatrix Lestrange summons him to the Malfoy Manor because they have Harry, and he kills Grindelwald in exasperation.
  • Stand back. Stand away from the door. I am coming in.
    • Who: Peter "Wormtail" Pettigrew
    • Note: Pettigrew goes down to the dungeon where Harry, Ron, Luna and others are kept to check on them. They overpower him, and Harry reminds him of his debt to him for saving his life in Prisoner of Azkaban. Wormtail gives in, and the enchanted hand Voldemort made for him immediately strangles him to death for his betrayal.
  • Harry...Potter...
    • Who: Dobby
    • Note: Spoken to Harry as the elf died of a knife wound inflicted by Bellatrix Lestrange.
  • A … a s-small golden c-cup, m-my Lord..
    • Who: Unidentified goblin killed by Voldemort
    • Note: After Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger robbed Gringotts, the goblin was sent to Lord Voldemort to tell him what was stolen. When the goblin said it was stolen a small golden cup, Voldemort realized that it was his horcrux and killed goblin in a rage attack.
  • Like it hot, scum?
    • Who: Vincent Crabbe
    • Note: In the Room of Requirement, Crabbe and Gregory Goyle attempt to kill Ron, Hermione and Harry, and Crabbe uses a spell that produces strong, magical fire (Fiendfyre). Harry attempts to rescue everyone in question, but they escape and the room seals itself with Crabbe still inside.
  • You actually are joking, Perce... I don't think I've heard you joke since you were-
    • Who: Fred Weasley
    • Note: Fred is addressing his older brother, Percy, who had recently rejoined the good side, and is killed a sudden attack by the Death Eaters as they lay siege to Hogwarts.
    • Who: Severus Snape
    • Note: Voldemort has set his snake, Nagini, upon Snape, and he bleeds to death, but not before giving Harry an essential memory to explain his past and his true allegiance. He looks into Harry's eyes, which are just like his mother Lily's, whom Snape loved, before dying.
  • You weren't.
    • Who: Harry Potter
    • Note: Harry realizes that to render Voldemort mortal, he must die as to destroy the Horcrux Voldemort inadvertently planted inside of him upon trying to kill him as an infant. Voldemort at first believes Harry will not respond to his call of offering himself to stop the war around then from killing more of his allies, stating out loud that it seems he 'was mistaken...' when Harry loudly declares this upon arriving. Voldemort does indeed hit him with the killing curse, but Harry is kept alive due to only the Horcrux being destroyed by the curse and comes back to life shortly after.
  • What will happen to your children once I've killed you? When Mummy's gone the same way as Freddie?
    • Who: Bellatrix Lestrange
    • Note: Bellatrix is taunting Mrs. Weasley, whose son Fred has just been killed. Mrs. Weasley shouts back that Bellatrix will "never touch [her] children again" and kills her with a spell.
  • Avada Kedavra!
    • Who: Tom "Lord Voldemort" Marvolo Riddle
    • Note: He is attempting yet again to kill Harry Potter with the Killing Curse, which rebounds upon him and kills him once and for all, now that his Horcruxes have been destroyed.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone[edit]

    • Who: Quirinus Quirrell
    • Note: Character was trying to kill Harry, but could not hurt him due to a mystical protection surrounding him. When Harry touches his face, the mystical protection causes Quirrell's face to turn to stone and then crumble to dust, killing Quirrell.
  • FOOL! Get the stone!!
    • Who: Tom Riddle

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban[edit]

  • Harry!
    • Who: Lily Potter
    • Note: Character sacrificed herself for her son Harry Potter, dying at the hands of Voldemort, who was trying to kill Harry.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire[edit]

  • Bloody kids.
    • Who: Frank Bryce
    • Note: He says this when he sees lights go on in the window of the Riddle house. He goes inside the house to investigate and hears a conversation among Lord Voldemort, Peter Pettigrew, and Barty Crouch Jr. Nagini the snake finds Bryce and goes to tell Voldemort, who kills Bryce with the Killing Curse.
  • I'm sure your parents would be very proud of you today.
    • Who: Barty Crouch Sr.
    • Note: Said to Harry Potter. Sometime later, Harry and his friends go into the woods with Hagrid, where Harry finds Crouch dead at the hands of his son, Barty Crouch Jr. (in disguise as Alastor Moody)
  • Who are you? What do you want?!
    • Who: Cedric Diggory
    • Note: He says this upon seeing Peter Pettigrew. After he says this, a voice says, "Kill the spare", followed by Pettigrew killing Cedric with the Killing Curse.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix[edit]

  • Nice one, James!
    • Who: Sirius Black
    • Note: Said to Harry, who looks a lot like his father James, after Harry knocks out a follower of Voldemort. Shortly afterward, Bellatrix Lestrange kills him with Avada Kedavra.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince[edit]

  • Severus . . . please.
    • Who: Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore
    • Note: Said to Severus Snape, begging him to kill him. It is later revealed Dumbledore was suffering greatly, as a consequence of trying to put on a magic ring that belonged to Voldemort.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1[edit]

  • Severus... Severus, please! We were friends...
    • Who: Charity Burbage
    • Note: Said to Snape before being killed by Voldemort and eaten by Nagini.
  • It was a boy. It was who took it. I never saw it again. I swear on my life.
    • Who: Gregorovitch
    • Note: Character is confronted by Voldemort, who demands to know where the Elder Wand is. Gregorovitch speaks this line, to which Voldemort responds, "I believe you" and kills him with Avada Kedavra.
  • Ow.
    • Who: Wormtail
    • Note: Character says this after being hit with an apparently painful and possibly devastating magic attack by Dobby. Although it is debatable whether this attack killed him (as it just as easily could have stunned him), his absence in Part 2 suggests that either Dobby's attack killed him or Voldemort did the next time he arrived.
  • Such a beautiful place, to be with friends. Dobby is happy to be with his friend, Harry Potter.
    • Who: Dobby
    • Note: Character says this speech after being stabbed with a dagger thrown by Bellatrix. He then dies of his injury.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2[edit]

  • My Lord?!
    • Who: Pius Thicknesse
    • Notes: Says this to Voldemort, who, frustrated and furious with the recent destruction of a Horcrux and his growing vulnerability, kills him with the killing curse out of sheer frustration.
  • Avada Kedavra!
    • Who: Gregory Goyle
    • Notes: Said in an attempt to kill Hermione Granger. Dies shortly after upon falling into the fire he ignites in the room in an attempt to kill the trio.
  • Yeah.
    • Who: Fred Weasley.
    • Notes: Said in response to his brother George asking him if he was okay right before the Battle of Hogwarts begins. These are the last words he utters before he is killed in the ensuing battle.
  • You have your mother's eyes.
    • Who: Severus Snape
    • Notes: Voldemort kills Snape because he believes Snape is the true master of the Elder Wand, and thus he must kill Snape to gain its power. He slashes Snape's throat with Sectemsempra, and then has Nagini finish Snape. After Voldemort and Nagini leave, Harry enters with his friends. Snape appears to be crying, but he is actually releasing his memories. Harry puts them in a flask. After he does so, Snape says this line and dies.
  • No! No, come back! Lucius! Come back! Come back and fight! Come back!
    • Who: Bellatrix Lestrange
    • Notes: She yells this line to Lucius Malfoy trying to make him join the battle, but he flees with his wife and son. Bellatrix fights Molly Weasley during the battle, but she is eventually killed by Molly after a brief duel.
  • I killed Snape!
    • Who: Lord Voldemort
    • Notes: Voldemort says this line to Harry during their final duel, after Harry claims the Elder Wand won't work for him because he didn't kill its proper master (Voldemort assumed it was Snape). They eventually duel at the Entrance Courtyard, where he is finally killed after the Wand refuses to kill its real master, Harry, and backfires his curse onto him.

Video games[edit]

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: The Game[edit]

  • Master, you-you're not strong enough.
    • Who: Quirinus Quirrell

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Game[edit]

  • I'm not leaving you.
    • Who: Cedric Diggory

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The Game[edit]

  • You've proved you can take on children, Malfoy. Care to fight like a man?!
    • Who: Sirius Black

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1: The Game[edit]

  • Such a beautiful night... to be with friends. Dobby is happy... to be with his friend... Harry Potter...
    • Who: Dobby

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2: The Game[edit]

  • I'll get you, Potter! You have no idea what I've learnt!
    • Who: Gregory Goyle
  • Take them... take my memories. You have your mother's eyes...
    • Who: Severus Snape
  • You should get off your feet more!
    • Who: Bellatrix Lestrange
    • Note: Character is mocking her opponent in a duel to the death
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