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It was foretold that you would be here. Our long awaited meeting has come at last.
—Darth Vader to Ahsoka Tano

So, TV Tropes, We Meet At Last.

A standard phrase when the hero has encountered a villain whom they've never met before, but one of them has been looking forward to their meeting.

Either the villain or hero has been tracking the other in hoping to confront and eliminate the other as a threat to their plans. At times, one continuously eludes the other through luck or skill. When their quarry is finally tracked down and cornered, it is ever more satisfying when they get to meet after all the effort.

Or a person finally gets to meet someone they've been waiting to meet for a long time out of admiration.

See also We Meet Again for when the characters have met before or We Will Meet Again, which is used as goodbyes rather than as hellos. Compare Evil Gloating, Affably Evil.

Anime & Manga

Comic Books

Films -- Animation

Films -- Live-Action

  • The Matrix: When Morpheus finally meets Neo.
    • ...and, later, when Agent Smith "meets" Morpheus.
Smith: The great Morpheus... we meet at last.
Morpheus: And you are?
Smith: Smith... Agent Smith.
Morpehus: You all look the same to me.

  • Spaceballs, Lone Starr: "At last we meet for the first time, for the last time!"
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Definitely used in a self-aware way, when the Criminologist Dr. Scott ("Great Scott!") meets Dr. Frank N. Furter.


Live-Action TV


Video Games

  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: "Kazdus Paratus, at last." when Starkiller finally reaches said Jedi.
    • Ultimate Sith Edition: When Darth Starkiller encounters his target, Luke Skywalker, he says "We meet at last, Son of Vader."
      • Doubly-so when Starkiller, after two decades of fighting PROXY's Obi-Wan Kenobi training program, is confronted by the real Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Web Comics

Western Animation

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: In the series finale "Sacrifice" during the vision where Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Rex and four clones discover Darth Sidious and Darth Tyrannus (Dooku). Dooku has electrocuted the clones and engaged Skywalker in duel, leaving Yoda with the Dark Lord of the Sith.
  • Star Wars Rebels: In the Season 2 finale, Darth Vader has defeated Ezra Bridger, destroying his lightsaber, and is about to execute him when Ahsoka Tano appears. Darth Vader greets her in this way, though From a Certain Point of View, they have met before.
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