Last words in Superman media

Following is a list of last words from various Superman media.

Live-action filmsEdit

Man of Steel (2013)Edit

  • We've had a child, Zod. A boy child. Krypton's first natural birth in centuries. And he will be free. Free to forge his own destiny.
  • Silencing me won't change anything. My son is twice the man you were, and he will finish what we started, I can promise you that.
    • Who: Jor-El
    • Note: While near to send his son Kal-El to Earth, Jor says these words before fighting Zod and, after Lara successfully launches the spacecraft with Kal and the Codex in it, Zod stabs and kills him. The second line is said by the AI in the Kryptonian ship, before Zod terminates him.
  • Make a better world than ours, Kal.
    • Who: Lara Lor-Van
    • Note: After placing her husband's corpse into a burial chamber, she watches as Krypton is destroyed and says these words before she dies with the rest of her people.
  • Get your mom to the overpass.
    • Who: Jonathan Kent
    • Note: Saying these words to Clark before keeping him from saving his life to protect his secret as a Kryptonian and letting himself engulfed by the Tornado.
  • A good death is its own reward.
    • Who: Colonel Nathan Hardy
    • Note: Colonel Hardy quotes what Faora said to him earlier then traps himself, her and the rest of Zod's forces in the Phantom Zone.
  • NEVER!
    • Who: General Zod
    • Note: While General Zod and Superman were battling each other throughout Metropolis, Zod (infuriated that Superman managed to send his terraformers and his fellow Kryptonians back into the Phantom Zone) attempts to murder a family of four with his heat vision. Superman, holding Zod by the neck, pleads for Zod to stop his madness, but Zod refuses, and Superman is forced to kill Zod by snapping his neck.

Animated filmsEdit

Superman: Doomsday (2007)Edit

  • LexCorp was never there.
    • Who: Mercy Grants
    • Note: She said that before Lex shot her and said, "And neither were you."
  • I have rights! I have nothing to say to you.(Dark Superman: How about goodbye?)
    • Who: Toyman
    • Note: Some time before Superman died, he faced the Toyman in a battle. Now, as Lex Luthor's Dark Superman is charged with Metropolis, he confronts the Toyman as the criminal is being arrested. When Dark Superman flies off with him, Toyman says that before Dark Superman drops him to his death from high above the city where he lands on a police car.
  • Protect... the people...(Superman: It's why I'm here)
    • Who: Dark Superman
    • Note: After Superman vaporizes the kryptonite canister (which was stuck in Dark Superman's chest because of the oil), Dark Superman says these words before dying.


Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (1985)Edit

  • Everything...go dark...hello, Superman...hello...
    • Who: Bizarro
    • Note: In this universe, Bizarro became determined to prove himself a "perfect" imperfect duplicate of Superman. To this end, he committed suicide with blue kryptonite, as Superman was living.
    • Who: Mister Mxyzptlk
    • Note: This incarnation of Mxyzptlk was decidedly more evil than others, and so set about a cataclysmic chain of events. Superman eventually caught the sorcerer and threatened him with the Phantom Zone Projector. Mxyzptlk panicked and attempted to say his name backwards to return to the Fifth Dimension just as Superman fired the Projector, which caught the imp between two dimensions and tore him apart.

The Death of Superman (1992)Edit

  • Doomsday...Is he...
    • Who: Superman
    • Note: Asks this to Lois Lane after he finally defeats Doomsday in Metropolis. Superman, fatally wounded by his prolonged battle with Doomsday, then falls unconscious and later dies, but is later resurrected.

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