This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
Working Title: Taking Some Of Them With Me: From YKTTW
: I think some of these examples don't fit in with the trope description. The description implies a scenario where one person is in imminent risk of death, defeat or destruction and decides to take the enemy down with him. Several examples listed instead describe deliberate "suicide" attacks where the attacker is not in imminent risk of dying. I would say those are entirely separate categories.
i8246i: Excuse me, but if its deliberate, then the person using the suicide attack IS IN IMMINENT RISK OF DEATH, and if their attack is supposed to take down their enemies....then its a Taking You with Me
attack. Even if it doesn't work (which usually happens when the villain attempts such an attack on the heroes), their actions still fit this trope.
: No spoiler font above the examples, please.