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"Herk, ble-ag!" is a commonly used phrase when a character dies. Other than a few exceptions, most of the characters will call out this phrase upon death.

A variation of this is saying, "I am dead!" or shouting out they're dead right before they die. This begins when Church is killed by Sheila and dies while talking to Tucker, later performed by Tex, the Red Zealot, and Captain Flowers, amongst others. Another death-related running gag is how a character (usually when blown up, but exclusively to all character deaths in the Fight! Fight! ending of Episode 100) will shout "Son of a bitch!"

Trivia[]

  • There are some instances in which characters do not call out "Herk, ble-ag!":
  • If a character falls off a cliff instead, they will scream as a replacement.
  • The phrase has also been featured in pretend deaths of other Rooster Teeth shows: for example, in the RWBY Chibi episode "Pillow Fight", Ruby grunts the phrase (extending the tongue during the "ble-ag!") after being injured in a pillow fight; and in the Camp Camp' episode "Nikki's Last Day on Earth", Preston's death in his play is marked by "Herk... bleah!".
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