They went down verbally swinging.
There's something so rewarding when a favorite character, acknowledging they're making their last stand, takes a moment to deliver a perfect line.
Facing down death, these succinct sparkplugs of TV and film made sure their final breathes were put to good use. Here's just a few of our favorites.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
Examining the dream sequence in the twisted 'TWD' premiere"Suck … my … nuts" - Sgt. Abraham Ford
Bat's all you got?
Fulfilling "Walking Dead" fan expectations for the death of a favorite character in the season seven premiere, Sgt. Abraham Ford wasn't about to die without getting in one last one-liner.
After getting rocked on the skull by Negan with his weapon of choice, a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, Ford picks his head up. Blood gushing from the wound, Abraham kindly instructs the leader of the Saviors to "suck my nuts."
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Unfortunately, Negan instead chooses to bash him into oblivion."Do what you're gonna do" - Hank Schrader
It might've taken this DEA agent a little too long to realize his brother-in-law had become a drug lord, but he more than made up for it with his immortal last line.
In the final season of "Breaking Bad," Hank Schrader finally apprehends Walter White, but the timing could not be worse. Before his arrest, Walt had called his neo-Nazi partners, not knowing his brother-in-law was en route to find him.
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Though Walt pleads for Hank's life, it's no use.
Wounded and with a gun to his head, Hank tells Walt, "You're the smartest guy I ever met, and you're too stupid to see. He made up his mind 10 minutes ago."
He then turns to the leader of the gang and tells him, "Do what you're gonna do."
And he does.
Obi-Wan fated to live in original 'Star Wars' script: Mayhew"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine" - Obi-Wan Kenobi
While you can argue that Obi-Wan Kenobi didn't die entirely when he dueled with Darth Vader in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," becoming a blue ghost can only be fun for about two days.
In order to give Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca enough time to escape to the Millennium Falcon, Obi-Wan fights Darth Vader, lightsaber to lightsaber.
Before raising his weapon, seemingly giving up the fight, the Jedi master warns his old friend, "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."
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It's a line that has to sting Vader a bit, since when Obi-Wan struck him down, he just made him into an amputee with anger issues."Shut the f--- up and let me die in peace" - Mike Ehrmantraut
Visually, "Breaking Bad" may best be remembered as that show with blue crystal meth and the dad from "Malcolm in the Middle" running around the desert in his underwear. In terms of dialogue though, there are so many overwhelmingly amazing lines that it's enough to cause you to have a fugue state in a supermarket.
Mike Ehrmantraut, the most beloved yet brutal grandfather in TV history, meets his sad end after having to abandon the only joy in his life, his granddaughter, at a park only to have Walter White shoot him with his own gun.
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Mike stumbles off to a river bank and takes a seat as he bleeds out. Walt makes a fumbling apology for his actions only to have his victim tell him to "Shut the f--- up and let me die in peace.""Hello boys! I'm baaaaaack!" - Russell Casse
Before Randy Quaid was releasing clips of himself having simulated sex with his wife as she wore a Rupert Murdoch mask, he was tackling the Oscar-caliber role of Russell Casse, a Vietnam vet who was also a victim of alien abduction, in "Independence Day."
On a mission to save Area 51 - the last outpost for the American government - the firing mechanism in Casse's plane jams, forcing him to make the decision to sacrifice his own life. As he soars toward the alien ship's city-leveling laser weapon, he shouts with glee, "Hello boys! I'm baaaaaack!"Send a Letter to the Editor