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In Mad Max: Fury Road, right before the scene when Nux

deliberately turns over the truck and dies

what does he say? It was a short line and I think it had the word "men" or something.

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    He says "Witness Me"............... – user21534 May 26 '15 at 3:37
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Just before the war boys (half-life humans) sacrifice themselves, they would spray chrome paint (huffing paint to give them rush) on their face and shout "Witness Me", as they believe that it will take them to Valhalla (heaven in their time). Because he was sacrificing himself in the last scene, Nux shouts the same.

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    Valhalla (hall of the slain), is a hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin in Scandinavian mythology (Vikings) – fallout May 26 '15 at 12:08
  • But in that scene he was refering to the woman with red hair, as she made him change his mind earlier. – Xriuk Jun 8 '16 at 14:20
  • S he asks her to witness him – war_Hero Jun 8 '16 at 14:45
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I agree that he says "Witness Me" just before he ends his life. What I differ on in this instance is he is not saying it to Odin to get into Valhalla ... he is saying Witness Me to Capable, whom he has come to love. In this answer @FrankVoors talks about Nux having the biggest arc as far as characters go in the movie. Capable is the catalyst for that arc. It is for this Nux isn't sacrificing himself to get into Valhalla, he is sacrificing himself for Capable's sake.

  • Is it Valhalla that they think they goto? – Citizen Mar 2 '16 at 23:42
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    Yes. Immortan Joe requires a lot from his War Boys, so he gives them something to shoot for. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Mar 2 '16 at 23:45
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"Witness me," as what Nux said. A common thing in all warboys is wanting to go to valhalla. With those words stated, they are hoping to be noticed by the gods of the other world in order to ascend, with all their actions done, along with lives sacrificed is for Valhalla. In Nux's case, (my opinion by the way) he directed it towards the women he grew close to, assuming he fell in love with also. With those last words being in my interpretation, "Witness me, for i am sacrificing myself for you, and no other else," as he reached out his hand towards his beautiful lady. Stating in his last words that he does not wish to be mistaken for doing it in order to get into Valhalla, but the fact that he valued her more than any other heaven. My 2 cents.

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Nux says very softly, "witness me," which is what a War Boy shouts when about to die heroically in battle. (The comrades shout "Witness!" while making the sign of V8, to send each other shiny and chrome to Valhalla.) Nux was asking Capable to witness his deed. She has become, in effect, his Valkyrie, who will bear him to the afterlife, valiantly slain for a noble cause. (In fact, with her braids, she resembles a Valkyrie of Norse mythology.) She makes the identical gesture made by the Vuvalini, to catch his spirit and draw it to her heart; and then he wrecks the disabled war rig to block the pass.

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He says "Witness me." its a mythology thing. The warboys are trained that if they are witnessed by their brothers doing awesome things, they'll ride forever in the halls of valhalla. The kicker with this one is that he's not shouting it, he's whispering it, and he's doing so at Capable. which is huge. because it means he's dedicating his sacrifice to her.

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