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A common dialog just before dying, or more commonly, just before attempting to kill someone (or, in a combination of the two, in a situation where you expect to die and just want them to die too). Usually provokes a creative response, such as: "No thanks, already been there" (sometimes really), or "It wouldn't be Hell without you."

Basically a We Will Meet Again that extends beyond the grave.

Can be played for Tragedy seeing how all the speakers of this line apparently fully expect to end up in a place of eternal torment when they die.

A subtrope of the Pre-Mortem One-Liner. Compare Give My Regards in the Next World.

Examples of See You in Hell include:

Anime and Manga

  • The Captain Harlock movie Arcadia of My Youth. After losing a starship duel with the Arcadia, Harlock's Worthy Opponent suggests that when they meet again in Hell, they should go for a drink together.
  • Seen in the Fullmetal Alchemist manga with Greed's death.
  • Ricardo, the Badass Normal from El Cazador de la Bruja, sports an extended version: "Let's have a drink in hell, amigo!"
  • The Death Note episode "Execution" uses the phrase, at least in the English dub: "Light...from one murderer to another...I'll see you in Hell."
    • In the English translation of the manga by Viz, he says, "Light, we're both murderers. We'll see each other again in hell."
  • Unutterably Badass Heroic Sacrifice variant from Code Geass: "Now, let us suffer together...repenting together for all eternity!"
  • Vegeta, in the uncut redub of Dragonball Z, says this on a few occasions. Usually when he's about to (Or seems to) kill an enemy. "See you in hell, Kui." and "I'll see you in hell, Recoome!!" are a few examples.
    • Subverted since dying in Dragonball Z is pretty much meaningless and hell isn't inescapable.
  • The final words of Yukio Washimine in Black Lagoon: "Please tell Balalaika that I will be expecting her where she will no doubt follow me."
    • Balalaika herself says this to a Yakuza boss shortly before killing him.
  • In Naruto, when Zabuza is killing Gato, Gato suggests that he should go join Haku by himself, Zabuza says he is going to hell with Gato, and will show that he will become "a real demon" in hell. Despite this, after the battle, with his dying breaths, he hopes to go to the same place as Haku in the afterlife. In a filler episode, Hinata, planning to push her opponent over a cliff and force him to bury himself alive in iron sand with his magnetic ability, says "The only ones going to hell are you and me!" in response to him telling her that she would join Naruto in hell. The dub has her saying that they will go to the "Spirit World" (similar to Yu Yu Hakusho?). Kiba says something on the same lines during his battle with Ukon/Sakon.
  • In GetBackers, Emishi says this to Shido immediately before unleashing a firestorm attack intended to kill them both.
  • Hellsing has an odd example: When Alexander Anderson lies dying after his final fight with Alucard, Alucard fondly tells him he'll see him in Hell. Anderson retorts that Alucard (who'd been displaying Death Seeker characteristics during the battle) is a pathetic creature who deserves to live forever. Some fans have interperted the line as affectionate.
  • The image above features Yotsuba from Yotsuba&!, who copied the line from a gangster movie her Dad let her watch.
  • Godchild includes a peculiar inversion, in which the phrase (or an approximation of it) is used as touching and possibly, depending upon the reader's view, romantic. Riff's promise to Cain is that he will 'accompany him to Hell', as Cain is convinced he's going there. When Riff has his Face Heel Turn, the betrayal is sealed by him telling Cain to 'go to Hell on his own'.
  • In one translation of Bleach, Yammy tells Loly "See ya in hell" before preparing to attack her.
    • Given that Hell is explicitly a real place in Bleach, and few Hollows actually go there (not to mention, it's less than clear what happens to a Hollow who's killed but not eaten by another Hollow), either that's a bad translation or (probably more likely) Yammy just Did Not Do the Research.
      • If the recent bonus chapter can be taken as canon, Aaroniero and Szayel are already there, so it's far from impossible.
  • In Full Metal Panic, Gauron says numerous versions of this phrase to Sousuke (especially during times when it looks like he's winning). And pretty much every single time, Sousuke beats the crap out of him and blasts him away. Undoubtedly, Gauron really does want to go to Hell and spend eternity there with Sousuke (considering how many times he says this and keeps trying to do a double-suicide with the boy)... but the way he phrases it, it certainly makes for great motivation for Sousuke to make sure it never happens.
  • In Umineko no Naku Koro ni, Ange says this in Gratuitous English before shooting Eva-Beatrice in Eva's form. Or something. "Have a nice dream. See you in Hell. Cool."
  • Said by Koichiro Kase in Weiss Kreuz when Ken assassinates him. Instead of being creative or snarky, Ken just answers, "This place is hell, too."
  • From one hero to another, before a suicide mission, a subversion from Plastic Little: "When we storm the gates of Hell, I'll take point."
  • Ninja Scroll: Jubei says some variation of this line to Gemma several times within the same scene:

 Jubei:If you so want the company of devils, you'd better hurry back to hell, Gemma.

Jubei:Gemma, where are you hiding? When I die, I'll take you to Hell with me.

Jubei:Burn in your golden HELL!

    • Also, Tessai delivers the following line to Jubei before punching him hard enough to break the stone pillar to his back:

 Tessai: Not quite the right direction. The road to Hell is... RIGHT HERE.

  • In chapter 55 of Franken Fran, Kuhou, of all people, says this : Right before she could kill Matsumae, she is shot she falls down the building, but not before uttering the line. She is saved, but still.

Comic Books

 Nightwing: Go to hell!

Lex Luthor: I've been. It's overrated.

  • A rare non-vengeful use in Arkham Asylum: Living Hell: the demon Etrigan, impressed at how cleverly the villain Great White Shark has wheeled and dealed for himself in both Arkham and his future afterlife down below, smiles and says, "Guile and style. You'll do well. Keep in touch, I'll see you in hell."
  • In Preacher (Comic Book): The Saint of Killers, to the dying Big Bad-who he literally came back out of HELL to kill. "There ain't worse than me in all of Hell. [as he shoots] Go an' look."
  • Knightfall: Right before Bane breaks him, Batman utters "...go back to hell..."
  • These are The Joker's last words in The Dark Knight Returns, right before he commits suicide ("with a devil's strength, he twists-") in such a way that it looks like Batman murdered him.
  • Hellboy Volume 1:

 Hellboy: Go... to... hell...

Rasputin: No need, creature. Hell is coming here!!


  • A variation appears in a Batman/The Crow/The Shadow crossover fanfic this submitter found once. The Joker shoots Eric Draven in the face, then says, "I bet he never danced with the Devil in the pale moon light." (A reference to the 1989 Batman movie.) Draven non-chalantly gets up, dusts himself off, and responds, "Actually, I have. Satan does a pretty mean two-step."

  How's Alec Baldwin's health these days?

  • An even more unusual variation occurs during the apparent real-life hacker's interlude in the infamous Harry Potter fanfic My Immortal, in the context of the overwhelmingly would-be "goffik" atmosphere of the story. (Shortly after which we actually see Ebony in Hell, where she finds herself trapped in an ensemble of the most poseriffic "preppy" clothing imaginable.)

"Satan": Noooooooooooooooo! Don't die!
Ebony: I'm sorry. It's something I had to do, to fufill my duty as the noble gothic Mary Sue.
"Satan": I love you Ebony.
Ebony: I love you two. I'll...I'll see you in hell.


 Kincaid (having just been stabbed in the gut): I'll see you in Hell.

Freddy Krueger: Tell 'em Freddy sent you!

 Kirsty Cotton: Go to Hell!

Cenobite: We can't, not alone.

  • Uttered in 300. Upon meeting an approaching army of a million, Spartan King Leonidas tells his warriors that "tonight, we dine in Hell!"
    • This is closely based on a quote which Plutarch (Morlia, circa 100 CE) attributes to Leonidas: "Breakfast well, for we may today dine among ghosts," making this Older Than Feudalism.
  • In Unforgiven, while Little Bill lies dying he gasps, "I'll see you in hell, William Munny!". Munny just mutters "yeah" and shoots him in the face. Whether this is Munny accepting that he'll probably go to hell when he dies or simply being dismissive is debatable.
    • When Munny talked to Ned about his fevered death dreams, he knows full well the kind of sins he committed. And when Munny fesses up to Little Bill's description of him - "a killer of women and children", and that he's there to kill Little Bill for what he done to Ned - he's made a willing step into Hell...
    • I'd hardly call it debatable. Don't make the mistake of conflating "protagonist" with "hero". The killing of Skinny (the saloon owner), Little Bill and the deputies was a cold, deliberate and brutal act, and Munny's most honest one. Throughout the film, he constantly reminds everyone, especially himself, that he is not the man he used to be, but that is simply not compatible with his actions on-screen, including the cold-blooded murder of a cowboy. With Little Bill's murder (and face it: for all of his own obvious sadism, Bill's death was as noble and as brave as any action movie hero's—this ambiguity is absolutely deliberate), Munny accepted that he was an evil man, and he had never truly changed—he was in love with a woman and changed his ways because that pleased her, not because he had undergone a miraculous transformation at his core. He is regretful and tormented, to be sure, but his true character—vengeful and violent—lies barely contained beneath the surface by his comforting delusions of being a changed man.
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

 Indy: Prepare to meet Kali... in Hell!

    • Which was probably just being used as a Stock Phrase with no regard for theological accuracy.
  • Used completely out of the blue in The Empire Strikes Back, as Han is leaving Echo Base to search for Luke in a blizzard:

 Rebel technician: Sir, your tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker.

Han: Then I'll see you in hell!

 Aramis: See you in Calais!

Athos: Or hell!

 Billy: Go to hell!

Winifred: Oh, I've been there, thank you! I found it quite lovely!

 Big Bad: "Go to hell, Riggs."

Riggs: "You first."

  • Licence to Kill: Big Bad of the week Franz Sanchez decides to teach Bond's friend Felix Leiter a lesson. With sharks. As Leiter is lowered into the pit, guess what he says?


 Carlos: "I'll see you in hell, Frank."

Punisher: "If I see you anywhere near hell, I'll kick your ass out."

  • Good Burger: "All right, dude, see ya there!"
  • In the 1945 Margaret Lockwood film, The Wicked Lady, the eponymous Lady Skelton shoots her highwayman lover, Jerry Jackson, who dies saying to her, "To our next merry meeting, in Hell!"�
  • In Gettysburg, two soldiers from different sides befriend each other in the aftermath of a very costly battle (Little Round Top). As they leave, they tell each other 'See You in Hell' as a macabre term of endearment.
  • Shout At the Devil (1976). A dying Lee Marvin says this to the German Big Bad (along with a Title Drop), moments before the bomb he placed in the battleship's magazine explodes.
  • In The Running Man (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger), right in the beginning, while they're in the chopper, one of the cronies tells Richard "I'll see you in hell" before knocking him out.
  • The protagonist's boss in Spawn utters the line (together with a salute) right before he sets him on fire and leaves to die in the middle of an exploding chemical plant.
    • Justified by the fact that he was killing him as part of a deal with The Devil, making the phrase something other than a figure of speech.
  • Constantine. John gives an ultimatum to a bunch of demonic half-breeds.

 Constantine: My name's John. You are in violation of the Balance. Leave immediately, or I will deport you. All of you. [They just stare at him] Go to hell.

  • In The Prophecy Katherine tells Gabriel "Go to hell". He corrects her, "Go to heaven".
  • Near the end of The Mummy Trilogy Returns, as Rick O'Connell is stabbing the Scorpion King he screams "Go to hell! And take your friends with you!" Somewhat of an aversion because Rick doesn't die, but he comes pretty close.
    • In the third film, he says that the Emperor "can now rule... in hell!"
  • Jay says this to Will Ferrell's wildlife marshall when the latter chases him and Silent Bob off the ledge of a sewer and straight down into a waterfall.
  • Friday the 13 th (2009): "Jason! Say hi to mommy... IN HELL!"
  • As he lays dying, Booth asks Machete where his wife and daughter are. Machete says "With God", and Booth responds, "Then I won't be seeing them."
  • One of the last lines in Yojimbo - translated as, "The Gates of Hell, I'll be waiting there for you..."
  • In the second Boondock Saints movie a dying Billy Connolly says to the man he’s about to kill, “I’ll see you in a short while.”
  • In the movie Halloween: Resurrection, Laurie says this to her brother Michael before falling to her death.
  • This is the last thing Shinzaemon says to Hanbei in 13 Assassins.
  • Not to mention an adaption of Shakespeare's Richard the Third set in an alternate World war Two style setting. The last worst of Richard, and of the entire film, not to mention being among the only lines that Shakespeare didn't pen: "Let's do it Pell mell! If not in heaven, then Hand in Hand to Hell!"
  • In The Warrior's Way, the Big Bad is knifed to death by the girl he almost raped (which was actually because he killed her parents before that):

  "I'll see you in hell, little girl. Wear something nasty."


  • At the end of the Alistair MacLean novel “Fear is the Key” the protagonist mentions how the Career Killer he’d helped convict spent the entire trial just staring at him as if to say, “Eternity is a long time, but I’ll be waiting.”
  • Pretty much the last thing that Jimmy the Hand says to his brother-in-law William in the Serpentwar Saga is "See you in Darkmoor or see you in Hell". Neither makes it out of Krondor alive. Oddly, the religion of that universe states that most people don't go to Heaven or Hell, they just reincarnate.
  • In The Apocalypse Troll this is Captain Onslow's last words, shouted over a static-filled transmission to Ludmilla as his ship rams the enemy dreadnaught.
  • In one of the Savannah Reid mysteries, one character says to another: "We're both dead. But you're goin' to get to hell first, buddy... just a few seconds before me."
  • Played for laughs in Damned by Chuck Palahniuk. Teenagers who've gone to hell (it's not as bad as it sounds) get to return to Earth for a few hours on Hallowe'en to go trick-or-treating. When they split up to go their separate rounds, they casually go "OK. See you in hell!"
  • In Star Trek: Vanguard, Klingon Captain Brakk says the equivalent to a rival Captain, Kutal. Specifically, Brakk is in the process of trying to kill Kutal, and says that since the latter's death will hardly be an honourable one, they will no doubt meet up again - in the Klingon underworld of Gre'thor.

Live Action TV

  • When his servant Sam blackmails him in The French Lieutenant's Woman, Charles Smithson yells at him, "Go to the devil!" Sam calmly replies, "No sir. I wouldn't want to go nowhere that I might meet a friend of yours."
  • Charmed: Cole, in response to a cowboy using the trope, says "Been there, done that."
    • Also in Charmed, the similar exchange of Prue crying "Go to hell!", with a warlock responding, "I'd love to, dear. Miss it terribly."
      • Something like that seems to be the default warlock/demon response whenever anyone tells them to go to hell. You'd think sooner or later the witches would learn to stop doing it.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in "Once More With Feeling", the demon Sweet promises to "see you all in Hell" through song as he returns to the underworld.
    • Variation in "Becoming":

 Angelus: You're going to Hell.

Buffy: Save me a seat.

  Buffy: (to the Master) You're that amped about Hell? Go there.

    • Unusually, Spike addresses someone absent when he tries to throw himself on a stake:

 Spike: Good-bye, Dru - see you in Hell...

 Kate: Well, I'll tell you what. I can go wherever I want, and you can go to Hell.

Angel: Been there. Done that.

    • Faith is challenging Angel to a battle to the death. "Let's take that last hell-ride together."
  • Spoofed in a Saturday Night Live skit where Jim Carrey's character tells this to everyone, for any reason. The skit ends with them all, indeed, in Hell.
  • Following logically from the belief that mechanoids who obey their programming go to "Silicon Heaven", a rogue mechanoid in Red Dwarf snarls "See you in Silicon Hell!"
  • By all appearances, this is the favorite phrase of Babylon 5's Captain Sheridan.
    • Aptly retorted once by the Vorlonian Inquisitor:

  Inquisitor:"This is hell, captain. And you are the chief damned soul."

    • More broadly, by the reckoning of the human characters every threat either "came straight from hell" or was about to be sent back there.
  • A variant from Stargate SG-1: The Ark of Truth occurs when General Landry replies to a Prior who's just given him a fire and brimstone speech.

 Landry: Well, if we're going to hell, we're taking you with us.

    • Also done in the Pilot of Stargate Atlantis with Col. Sumner and the Wraith Keeper.

 Col. Sumner: Go to Hell.

Wraith Keeper: Earth First.

    • A variant in SG-1, Sam (well, Samantha) Carter, uses this in an alternate universe in the episode There But for the Grace of God. Shortly after surrendering:

  Samantha: Oh, yeah. (holds up a grenade) I also wish to blow us all to hell.

  • Parodied in "Cheating Death", the health segment of The Colbert Report. Each one ends with the phrase "This is Stephen Colbert, and I'll see you in health!" Too bad the Closed Captioning usually gets it wrong...
    • Also to his brother: "COL-bert or Col-BARE?" "COL-bert." "I'll see you in hell."
  • Not quite Hell, but Doctor Who: Leela's response to an imminent agonizing death at the hands of Magnus Greel's cannibalization machine in The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

 "When we are both in the Great Hereafter, I will hunt you down, Bentface! And put you through my agonies a thousand times!"

    • Jack Harkness says it too, but that's to his companions. I think it's his surrogate for "good luck."
      • The line in full, by Rose, to the Devil, before throwing him into a black hole.
  • Oh, you never want to see a spring again, eh? Coily the Spring Sprite will make sure you get that wish... in HELL!
  • In Scrubs, Dr. Kelso is telling Jordan why he thinks it's a bad idea to have Dr. Cox as Chief of Residents, to which Jordan pretends to yawn over. After this doesn't seem to have any effect and he keeps talking, Jordan pointedly says "Yawn. You see, I say yawn, because when I actually yawn, you don't get it." Dr. Kelso, grimacing after her; "See you in hell."
  • In the Supernatural season four episode "Death Takes a Holiday," between Sam and Alastair:

 Sam: Go to Hell.

Alastair: Oh, if only I could. But they just keep sending me up to this Arctic craphole.

    • And in the Season 5 episode "Abandon All Hope," when Ellen and Jo die blowing up a bunch of hellhounds to let Sam and Dean get away to find Lucifer:

 Ellen (to a hellhound): "You can go back to hell, YOU UGLY BITCH!!!"

    • And again in Season 3's "Time Is On My Side", when Bela is about to be killed and dragged down to hell by hellhounds, not long before Dean is due to die himself:

 Dean: I'll see you in Hell.

 Kirk: Go to the devil.

Kang: We Klingons have no devil, Kirk. But we understand the habits of yours.

  • Slightly subverted on Robin of Sherwood, when Little John tells a devil worshipper to go to hell. Her minion patiently corrects him: "She expects to."
  • Carnivale:

 Sophie: Go to Hell.

Brother Justin: Go. Why? I plan on bringing it here!

 Rincon: Go to Hell.

Michael Westen: Come with me!

    • Made all the more epic by the fact that Michael was masquerading as Lou, and pulling off a very convincing act as the Devil.
    • Also, the last word's Michael's dad said to him were "I'll see you in hell, boy!"
  • In a Degrassi episode, Sean Cameron tells Mr. Raditch to go to hell, a remark that gets him Saturday detention for two months.
  • Kamen Rider Double: Isaka, after his Fantastic Drug abuse catches up to him, still manages to mock the heroes for thinking they're in the clear.

  "Don't think this is it! Your fates are already that woman named Shroud. I will be waiting for you in Hell!"


 Your God is dead and no-one cares

If there is a Hell I'll see you there

 There's a ring on my cell phone, I pick it up

It's the Angel of Death, and he says "What's up?"

I say "What is it this time?", and he's like "Well,

Hello, goodbye, I'll see you in Hell."

 The next time the clock strikes 1! 2! 3! 4!

On the bell until then I’ll see you in...HELL!


 Angels of death are marching closer

The last supper's held

Here in the land you'll see no more

I'll see you in hell

They call it War

  • "Runaway" by Pink.

 I was just trying to be myself

Keep it your way I'll meet you in hell

  • "See You In Hell" by Monster Magnet.
  • "See You in Hell" by Suicide Commando - it's the only line in the song.


  • Dr. Jekyll uses this one on himself in the musical Jekyll & Hyde.

 Jekyll: Goddamn you Hyde, you take all your evil deeds and go to Hell!

Hyde: I'll see you there, Jekyll!

  • The Thenardiers' parting words in Les Misérables are, "And when we're rich as Croesus, Jesus, won't we see you all in hell!"

Newspaper Comics

  • Inverted in one Far Side comic. A salesman comes to the front desk of Hell, and the secretary phones Satan:

 "Sir? It's another salesman. Shall I send him in or tell him to go to Heaven?"

Tabletop RPG

  • The fan-made Dungeons and Dragons class 'Wandering Swordsman', has one of the best named skills ever in his setup: "I'll Meet You At The Gates Of Hell". It basically allows him to direct a sword-strike (with some nice bonuses added) at whoever brings him below 0 HP (Keeping in mind that D&D character don't 'die' 'till they hit -10 HP, and that the Wandering Swordsman also has a feat that allows him to keep fighting after hitting 0 HP, causing him to simply collapse when the battle is over.)
    • Provide links! My Google-Fu is bogged down by Japanese novels!
    • Wish I could, but I can't find it anymore either... Did he leave already?
  • In the game Last Night on Earth, this is an actual card you can play. If your character is in a building overrun with zombies and has the means to cause an explosion, they can make a Heroic Sacrifice and take every zombie in a certain radius with you.

Video Games

  Caleb: When you get to Hell, tell them I sent you; you'll get a group discount.

 Solid Snake: Why do you keep calling me brother?! Who are you!?

Liquid Snake: Ask the father that you killed! I'll send you to hell to meet him!

    • Played straight a little bit later, after Solid Snake shoots down Liquid's Hind-D Helicopter.

 Solid Snake: See you in Hell, Liquid.

 Solidus Snake to Olga: If you have a death wish, I'll be happy to accommodate you. See you in Hell!

  • Allen from Metal Slug, who, by tradition, appears in every installment and, by tradition, always yells this when you kill him.
  • Inverted in an early Halo trailer (How early? It hadn't even been announced as an X-Box exclusive, and in fact I don't think the X-Box was even out yet), where a Private Mendez is about to be killed by one of the Covenant.

 Covenant: Your destruction is the will of the gods, and we are their instruments.

Mendez: Go to hell...

    • An interesting take is made in Reach, when Sgt. Buck, after you safely see his Falcon across the city, tells you "Thanks for the assist, Spartan. I'll see you in Hell." This is said with a friendly intonation, as if akin to "I'll see you back at your place."
      • This isn't too surprising since Sgt.Buck is part of the ODST unit, also known as the 'Helljumpers' in canon, with a motto to match ('Feet First Into Hell').
      • Plus there's this saying: "Spartans don't die. They just go to Hell and regroup."
      • The description for the Silver visor armor piece reads, "Jumping feet first into hell isn't your job. Making sure it's crowded when you get there is."
  • Raven's Victory Quote in Tekken.
    • Mitsurugi's winning catchphrases include "You'll be in hell...before me!"
  • Even Final Fantasy gets one of these in the DS Remake of Final Fantasy IV.

 Cagnazzo The Drowned King, Cagnazzo, deposed! But the wicked are not wont to fall alone. In life, I was terrible... in death, steeped in terror greater still. Drink long and deep of it ere you die! I'll save a briny pit for you in hell! Muahahahaha!! (The walls of the room the party is in start to close in on them)

    • Gets a variation in the sequel from Golbez to Cagnazzo, odder still it's intended to be comforting. "Sleep in peace... for I, too, may join you in your hell someday."
  • If your party leader is Lightning during the final battle with Orphan in Final Fantasy XIII, she will blatantly tell him to "find your own road to hell" at the start of the battle.
  • Lampshaded in Stuntman: Ignition. In one of the "trailers", one of the Mooks says "See you in hell!", with the lead replying with the best line ever. "Send me a postcard."
  • The Team Fortress 2 video Meet the Demoman has a slightly modified version, after the eponymous explosives expert blows several enemies to bloody chunks:

 Demoman: "Ooh, they're goin' to have to glue you back together... IN HELL!"

    • It also appears in several domination lines. Among others:

 Spy: "I'll see you in Hell... You handsome rogue!"

Spy: "Go to Hell and take your cheap suit with you!"

Demoman: "Go to Hell, and tell the Devil I'm coming for him next!"

  • This is Curtis' final line in Killer 7, though in his case, it is apparently meant literally.
  • A variation occurs in Tales of Symphonia, when Kratos delivers a final blow to an enemy in a very memorable scene, and delivers this line:

 Feel the pain -- of those inferior beings -- as you burn in hell!

  • In Sam and Max Freelance Police: What's New, Beelzebub?, if you try to shoot someone in Hell, Sam will say "Nah, there's no point if I can't say 'see you in Hell' first."
    • In the previous episode, as Sam and Max are escaping the exploding spaceship through the portal, Max says that "If this doesn't work, I'll see you in Hell!" The story is continued with the portal dropping them on the banks of the river Styx.
  • In Do Don Pachi, if you fulfill the conditions to reach the second loop, your commander bids you farewell with this line after revealing that your mission was part of his nihilistic Evil Plan.
  • Castlevania 64 has one of these in Reinhardt's story after you defeat Death.

 Reinhardt: Back to your dark realm! Soon I'll send Dracula to join you!

Death: Urggggh! Cocksure youth! I'll wait for you in Hell! Be sure I will keep a warm place for you!

  • Used entirely straight - and in a perfectly even tone - at the end of Cyberia, as you blast a stream of plasma fire into your Bad Boss's space-station office. It's the last thing he says as the inferno engulfs him... and he nearly gets his wish, as the resulting chain-reaction blows up the entire station, sending you back to Earth at an entirely unhealthy velocity...
  • A variation in Warcraft III:

 Uther Lightbringer: "I dearly hope that there's a special place in Hell waiting for you, Arthas."

Arthas Menethil: "We may never know, Uther. I intend to live forever."

    • The trailer for the aborted Warcraft Adventures ended with Thrall saying : "Blackmoore! Tonight you sleep in Hell." By the way, 300 wasn't out yet.
  • Played with in Unreal II the Awakening. There's a bit where you talk to Ne'Ban, who is the pilot of your ship and doesn't speak English very well. He tells you he is on a course for Hell, because your mission officer told him to go there. Then you go and talk to the mission officer, who casually tells you that your next mission is on a moon called "Hell."
  • Tales of Vesperia uses this phrase a couple times. The first time is by Barbos, directed towards Yuri during his Final Speech, right before he throws himself down to his death. The second time is by the Don, but in a less murderous manner, during his seppuku; once again, it's directed towards Yuri, who is acting as his second at the time.
  • In Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, Onikage says this after you beat him the third and final time in the game.
  • Random last words of cowboy mooks in the wild west shooter Red Dead Revolver.
  • Subverted in the endgame of Planescape: Torment, as the Nameless One realizes he's going to hell and says farewell to his friends, and demoness love interest Fall-From-Grace says she'll come and find him there.
  • In the credits of Dead to Rights, all of Jack Slate's dead enemies all shout this to him.
  • Metal Wolf Chaos has an odd variation on this, with Richard talking about how he's going to send Michael to Heaven.

  Richard: Take a bite from its super energy wave phaser! It'll get you high enough to reach heaven!

  • In Psychonauts, when the player psi-blasts a harmless bird, Raz delivers a random line. One of them is 'See you in hell!' delivered in an almost disturbingly cheerful voice.
  • Amusingly subverted in Earthbound by way of minor Bowdlerisation, where the Department Store Spook starts to say this trope, then admits that the heroes will probably go to Heaven after he kills them.
    • Earlier, in Happy Happy Village[1]:

 Insane Cultist: "You strange, unmasked fellow. Don't go to heaven!"

  • In Wing Commander IV, some of the space pirates literally say it, and in dramatic fashion, when you kill them.

  Space Pirate: See you in HELLLLLLLLLLL-(Static)

  • In Modern Warfare 2, Captain Price and Makarov have this exchange late in the game, when both of them are cornered by Shepherd's forces:

 Price: ever heard the old saying...the enemy of my enemy is my friend?

Makarov: Price, one day you're going to find that cuts both ways. Shepherd is using Site Hotel Bravo. You know where it is...I'll see you in hell.

Price: Looking forward to it. Give my regards to Zakhaev if you get there first...

  • Roared by Montross near the end of Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, after his boss fight and just before he's ripped apart by insane cultists. Jango retorts with, "Save a place for me."
  • A variation is used in Red Dead Redemption by Jack Marston. 'When you see my dad in Hell, tell him I said hi.'
  • BioForge has the protagonist comment after killing an enemy: "I'm sure I'll be joining you and your men in hell very shortly", referring to the imminent explosion of a nuclear reactor nearby.
  • In Rosenkreuzstilette, Raimund Seyfarth, the boss of Sepperin Stage 3, declares if Grolla uses up her last life against him in Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert during the second phase of the fight against him:


 Testament: (to Potemkin) As I said, now you can see your comrades... in hell.

    • Another example of a "See You in Hell" moment in the franchise revolves around Sol Badguy and Justice.

 Justice: ...How dare you! Why do you disobey my orders?!

Sol: You can ponder that in hell!

 Drago: He was right about one thing--he won't be able to save you! Farewell, spaceman!

Crowley: I'll see you in hell!

Drago: Look around you. This IS hell. You fell from heaven the moment your ship set down.

 [[spoiler:LeChuck: Does Elaine know about Morgan, Guybrush?

Elaine: [looks at LeChuck] What?

LeChuck: [turns to Elaine] That sultry sea-minx had it for Threepwood! Her corsair sailed for only him! [turns back to Guybrush, smiling] A pity I had to kill her! But now they can kindle their love [turns angry] in hell! [punches Guybrush]]]

  • "Judge Nemo, I'll see you in Hades." Differs from the norm in that the guy delivering the line is redeeming him in the process rather than damning him.
  • In Soldier of Fortune, the Sergei Dekker, once defeated, says "I'll see your friend in hell." in reference to Hawk, whom he killed. John says "Say hi to him for me" before finishing him off.

Web Comics

 Matt: [as Marluxia slices him in half] I give this death a 9 out of 10.

Marluxia: Thanks Matt. See you in hell.

Matt: You too!

 Gordito: Uh... Uh... Die!

Dr. McNinja: No, no, no. "Die"? Gordito, it's a ghost. It's already dead. That's not what you say. We are banishing a malevolent spirit from the world of the living and sending it to the afterlife. This is what we say.

* prepares a cross-shaped shuriken*

Dr. McNinja: Go to hell.

  • Used by Koji in Mitadake Saga.
  • In Krakow, the mighty Polish warrior utters the phrase "When you get to hell, tell 'em Grampa sent you." Cut to Tom and Hannah, asking the former's grandfather, why he would refer to himself as 'Grampa' in 1939.

Web Original

 Hammer: You can give my regards to Saint Peter... or whoever has his job, but in hell.

 Wolthorp: "I'll see you in hell, Pendergrast!"

Each man shoots the other.

Narrator: "Later, in hell...!"

Pendergrast: "Wolthorp!"

Wolthorp: "Pendergrast!"

 Lord Slug: If I'm going to die, I going to take you with me!

Goku: See you in Hfil! (throws Spirit Bomb at him, and he dies)

Western Animation

  • The Simpsons actually used this line straight in the ep with the Inept Aptitude Test by having a gangster in a car yell this at Bart right before a commercial break.
    • Parodied in another episode by having Reverend Lovejoy say the line, leave, and then return to add "from heaven."
    • Apu also plays with this line while sniping from the roof of the Kwik-E-Mart in "Homer the Vigilante": "Thank you for coming! I'll see you in hell!"
    • It appeared once again in a Treehouse of Horror special when zombies are returning to their graves.

 Zombie Sisyphus: (conversationally) See you in hell.

Random Zombie: Still pushing that boulder?

Zombie Sisyphus: Uh huh.

    • Homer Simpson again, escaping a candy convention following the theft of a rare gummy. Fashioning an ad-hoc hand grenade out of a packet of Pop-Rocks and a can of soda, he parts with the line "See you in hell, candy boys!"
    • Parodied in "The Cartridge Family", when Homer engages in a round of skeet shooting with his new gun and a few thrown dinner plates. He gets most of them, but misses one, bringing him to walk over, and with the appropriate music and camera angles, mutter, "See you in Hell, dinner plate!" before shooting it where it lies.
    • Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IV, where Homer is avoiding getting his soul sold to the Devil (Flanders):
    • As the family attempts to board the helicopter escaping from Itchy & Scratchy Land, the man in the Itchy costume (whom Homer and Bart had been tormenting throughout the episode) kicks them off, saying "Hey, you're the guys who didn't like my antics! When you get to Hell, tell 'em Itchy sent ya!"
    • In "The Ziff Who Came To Dinner", during a Blair Witch-style investigation of the attic, Lisa tearfully tapes a goodbye message to her family and tells Bart "I'll see you in Hell, you booger eating wuss! That's right, WE ALL KNOW.
  • Used in the Sealab 2021 episode "Policy" by Captain Murphy, in surprisingly level tones, on realizing he was about to be killed by Sparks for insurance money:

 Captain Murphy: Oh... Ohhhh. Well... see you in hell, then.

Sparks: Eh, probably.

    • Appropriately enough, Murphy manages to kill him as he's dying and over the end credits we see the two in Hell, talking (in a rather blase manner) about how unpleasant it is.
  • Spoofed in the Futurama episode "Raging Bender" by the horribly sexist Master Fnog, who tells Leela, "See you in girl hell! I'll be in boy hell -- much nicer!"
    • In a variation in another episode, when Bender is on his way to the robot version of the electric chair, a prisoner he passes says "Tell the robot devil I'm comin'". The next prisoner is the Robot Devil:

 Bender: Hey, that guy says--

Robot Devil: I heard him.

  • Transformers: Beast Wars has a few variants, such as "Give my regards to the Inferno!"
  • In Family Guy, this came at the tail end of the fight between Joe and the Grinch, ending with Joe being crippled:

 You think that you've won, you think all is well! But kiss my green ass; I shall see you in hell!

    • Also, from the battle with Crippletron in "No Meals on Wheels":

  "Go to hell, you mutant offspring of comedy people!"

    • Used casually at the Special People's Games in "Ready, Willing, and Disabled".

 Tom Tucker: Today we'll see some of Quahog's finest athletes struggle valiantly against God's twisted designs. You'll cheer, you'll cry, you might even get a cheap laugh or two.

Diane Simmons: I know I will, Tom. In fact, there's the distinct possibility that, by the end of the day, we'll all be going to Hell.

Tom Tucker: I'll see you there, Diane.

  • In Stroker and Hoop, it becomes Hoop's catchphrase when he becomes a ninja to avenge Stroker's (not) death.
  • An episode of King of the Hill had Cotton Hill say this in Peggy's nightmare when he flushed Hank's coffin into a grave in his supposed funeral. Peggy then wakes up and finds Hank still on the toilet.
    • Another episode had Peggy dream she was damning her students to eternity in Hell because she lied about being a nun to obtain the job.
  • The Batman: The Animated Series episode "Perchance to Dream" was originally supposed to feature Batman saying this to the dream version of himself, but S&P made them change it to "See you in your nightmares.", which actually works well with the episode's theme.
  • On one episode of Adventure Time Finn had accidentally released Marceline's father, a nigh-unstoppable soul-sucking Eldritch Abomination from a fiery dimension called the nightosphere. Finn was eventually able to distract him and banish him back. After, he says this line:

 Finn: I'll see you in the nightosphere, ya sick freak.

 Brock: Hank, no! It's suicide!

Hank: Then I'll see you in heck!

Truth in Television

  • An executioner at Saddam Hussein's execution claimed to have said this, to which Saddam responded "The Hell that is Iraq?"
  • During the "trial" of Josef Wirmer, one of the condemned members of the German Resistance during World War II, the following exchange is reputed to have taken place:

 Judge Roland Freisler: You're such a traitor, you belong in Hell!

Josef Wirmer: And I'll see you there soon!

  • Australian bushranger Ned Kelly told the judge (who'd sentenced him to hang) that he'd see him where he was going. And then two weeks after Ned's execution, the judge died.
  • American outlaw "Black Jack" Ketchum was hanged at dawn and said to the hangman, "I'll be in hell before you've finished breakfast, boys. Let 'er rip!"
  • Hell wasn't explicitly mentioned, but the effect was similar and the eventual destination was clearly implied: when Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, was about to be burned at the stake for probably false charges of heresy, it's said that his last words were to tell Pope Clement V and King Philip IV of France (the ones responsible for his execution) that within a year they'd be facing God's judgment for their crimes. Both Clement and Philip really did die within a year of Jacques' execution.
  • According to the Roman biographer and historian Suetonius, a certain actor playing in a musical farce during Emperor Nero's bloody reign when he was purging suspected enemies did a song and dance in which he sang "Goodbye Father, goodbye Mother" while making gestures at the audience as if he were eating, drinking, and swimming. (Nero's mother Agrippina is believed to have killed his adoptive father Claudius with a poisoned mushroom; Nero in turn later tried to drown his mother, and then had his henchmen stab her to death with their swords after she got away by swimming for her life.) When he got to the last line of the song, "Hell guides your feet..." he swept his hand out in the general direction of the audience.
  • Beautiful Hell, Michigan; hope to see you there!


  1. in a case where surprisingly there was no actual Bowdlerisation
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