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19th Jul '16 11:37:24 PM lavendermintrose
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* ''Anime/{{K}}: Return of Kings'' has the Green and Grey Kings. As Shiro enacts his plan to [[spoiler: destroy the Slates]], Nagare, the Green King, asks why Shiro rejects his WellIntentionedExtremist plan to give the whole world superpowers. Shiro and Neko tell him that they don't need any of that - just warm food and friends to share it with around a small table. Nagare thinks back to his Clan's secret base, which was a lot like that, and remembers their warm life together as he dies. Then, the Grey King, who was like a father to Nagare, comes and holds Nagare as they die together. Afterwards, their remaining Clansmen toss flowers into the spot where they died and remember them.
13th Jul '16 7:18:09 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': [[spoiler:Cobra]], after he is [[spoiler:betrayed by his leader Brain]].

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': [[spoiler:Cobra]], after During the Nirvana arc, [[TheHero Natsu]] faces off against [[MeaningfulName Cobra]], a fellow Dragon Slayer whom he ultimately defeats, though he himself is [[spoiler:betrayed left paralyzed and helpless by his leader Brain]].enemy's [[PoisonousPerson poison]]. Cobra forces himself to get back up and attempts to finish Natsu off once and for all...before he is promptly shot InTheBack by [[ArcVillain Brain]], who mocks him for his inability to defeat a lowly "official guild" member and decides to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwash Natsu into a more powerful minion]]. Even Natsu was shocked and disgusted by his blatant act of betrayal, [[spoiler:but no worries. Cobra survives and [[TheDogBitesBack gets back at Brain seven years later]], and no one else in their guild gave a rat's ass when he did, [[TrueCompanions even being happy for him]]]].
17th Jun '16 1:21:53 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', virtually of the Future Diary owners receive this trope although Yukiteru Amano and Kamado Ueshita may be excused and others have taken their own HeelFaceTurn. Most notably are [[{{Yandere}} Yuno Gasai]] who suffered a terrible childhood, went insane and became a god in order to repeat time to respend her days with her loved one Yuki, until she eventually is DrivenToSuicide to ensure he becomes a god. She gets better though.

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* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', ''Manga/FutureDiary'', virtually of the Future Diary owners receive this trope although Yukiteru Amano and Kamado Ueshita may be excused and others have taken their own HeelFaceTurn. Most notably are [[{{Yandere}} Yuno Gasai]] who suffered a terrible childhood, went insane and became a god in order to repeat time to respend her days with her loved one Yuki, until she eventually is DrivenToSuicide to ensure he becomes a god. She gets better though.
7th Jun '16 8:05:50 PM DoctorTItanX
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** In the Thousand Years Old Blood War, we have Royd Lloyd. Just... Royd Lloyd. Not only he was subjected to a massive CurbStompBattle from Yamamoto while posing as his leader Juhabach, but before Juha goes "YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness", he looks so damn ''happy'' as he lays dying. And the first page of 510 shows his backstory as well...

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** In the Thousand Years Old Blood War, we have Royd Lloyd. Just... Royd Lloyd. Not only he was subjected to a massive CurbStompBattle from Yamamoto while posing as his leader Juhabach, Yhwach, but before Juha Yhwach goes "YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness", he looks so damn ''happy'' as he lays dying. And the first page of 510 shows his backstory as well...
2nd Jun '16 12:45:18 PM naal2
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* ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' had Zapan, a bounty hunter cyborg whose problems can [[WhatTheHellHero all be ultimately traced back to Alita]]. Exposition time: Alita beat him up and humiliated him for not wanting to serve as cannon fodder for her quest against a brain-eating cyborg. From there, he tries to stop her from helping a wanted fugitive escape, at which point, Alita dupes the security bots on site into thinking that Zapan was trying to steal her proof of bounty. She ''rips his face off'' and leaves him for dead, only to be discovered with partial memory loss by a young woman named Sarah who worked at a soup kitchen. The two fall in love, and live fairly happily until Zapan sees Alita on television, gets horrific flashbacks, and has a mental breakdown, screaming "This isn't my face!" as he ''tears off most of the skin on his face.'' As he thrashed in pain, he killed several winos, and, more importantly, accidentally decapitated Sarah. He became wanted and horrifically depressed. Alita hunts him down, then, after mind-raping him ''a second time'', she lets him get devoured by cyborg dogs. Almost done: after he's resurrected and put in the super-robot-killing-machine Berserker Body, he starts wreaking havoc on Scrapyard, finally being hit by several 'Collapser' bullets from Alita, and the two are plummeting from several miles in the air, both horrifically wounded and on the verge of death. But suddenly, Zapan wakes up: he's lying on a sleeping mat in the market next to Sarah, who comforts him after he briefly recounts his horrible nightmare. She hugs him and tells him that he's not a monster like the Zapan in the dream is, and that she'll always be with him...and then he snaps out of his mortal-wounding induced hallucination, right back to where he was. He screams Sarah's name once, then continues to disintegrate, but not before flapping his wings just once, enough to break Alita's fall and save her.

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* ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' had Zapan, a bounty hunter cyborg whose problems can [[WhatTheHellHero all be ultimately traced back to Alita]]. Exposition time: Alita beat him up and humiliated him for not wanting to serve as cannon fodder for her quest against a brain-eating cyborg. From there, he tries to stop her from helping a wanted fugitive escape, at which point, Alita dupes the security bots on site into thinking that Zapan was trying to steal her proof of bounty. She ''rips his face off'' and leaves him for dead, only to be discovered with partial memory loss by a young woman named Sarah who worked at a soup kitchen. The two fall in love, and live fairly happily until Zapan sees Alita on television, gets horrific flashbacks, and has a mental breakdown, screaming "This isn't my face!" as he ''tears off most of the skin on his face.'' As he thrashed in pain, he killed several winos, and, more importantly, accidentally decapitated Sarah. He became wanted and horrifically depressed. Alita hunts him down, then, after mind-raping him ''a second time'', she lets him get devoured by cyborg dogs. Almost done: after he's resurrected and put in the super-robot-killing-machine Berserker Body, he starts wreaking havoc on Scrapyard, finally being hit by several 'Collapser' bullets from Alita, and the two are plummeting from several miles in the air, both horrifically wounded and on the verge of death. But suddenly, Zapan wakes up: he's lying on a sleeping mat in the market next to Sarah, who comforts him after he briefly recounts his horrible nightmare. She hugs him and tells him that he's not a monster like the Zapan in the dream is, and that she'll always be with him...and then he snaps out of his mortal-wounding induced hallucination, right back to where he was. He screams Sarah's name once, then continues to disintegrate, but not before flapping his wings just once, enough to break Alita's fall and save her. Although considering everything she did you him, one has to wonder why he didn't just let her die.
2nd Jun '16 12:43:19 PM naal2
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** Second season: The only one to have a sympathetic death without also going through RedemptionEqualsDeath is Esmeraude, who got turned into a gigantic dragon by Wiseman and is killed unwittingly by the Sailor Senshi. She cries out to Prince Diamande before passing away in her human form.

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** Second season: The only one to have a sympathetic death without also going through RedemptionEqualsDeath is Esmeraude, who got turned into a gigantic dragon by Wiseman and is killed unwittingly by the Sailor Senshi. She cries out to Prince Diamande even sees her crying out to him before passing away in her human form.
13th May '16 11:15:23 PM Mhazard
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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** Garma and Dozle Zabi in the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' can evoke this reaction, given their AntiVillain status.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'': The deaths of {{antivillain}}s Mouar Pharaoh, Four Murasame, and Rosamia Badam are all very sad. Perhaps the most classic example, however, is the death of TheRival, Jerid Messa, a surprisingly sympathetic JerkassWoobie, whose exit is depressing, not only because he is dying, but because of how utterly pointless it is.
** Haman Khan's suicide in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'', after Judau makes her realise that she is in fact the villain of the piece. The death of Glemmy Toto, child-abusing teenage dictator that he may have been, can also provoke this reaction, given that he dies at the hands of the one person he cared about.
** The death of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'''s BigBad, Gilbert Durandal, and his [[TheDragon right-hand man]], Rey Za Burrel, both genuine {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s who honestly thought UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. Realising they've been wrong the entire time, Rey shoots Durandal, and the two of them die together as Messiah base collapses around them.
** Gaelio Bauduin from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is a cheerful Gjallarhorn officer who believes in justice, he doesn't do anything villainous in his entire life, and in fact wants to reform the organisation from the inside. The only thing makes him a villain is the fact his job is to stop the protagonists. Not only he has to see his friends getting maimed and killed by [[SociopathicHero Mikazuki]], his gradual breakdown has corrupted him into a sad and vengeful person. [[spoiler: And in the end, he dies with the knowledge that his friends were betrayed by none other than his childhood friend, and the said friend would marry his ''[[{{Squick}} 9-year-old sister]]''.]]



* Garma and Dozle Zabi in the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' can evoke this reaction, given their AntiVillain status.
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'': The deaths of {{antivillain}}s Mouar Pharaoh, Four Murasame, and Rosamia Badam are all very sad. Perhaps the most classic example, however, is the death of TheRival, Jerid Messa, a surprisingly sympathetic JerkassWoobie, whose exit is depressing, not only because he is dying, but because of how utterly pointless it is.
* Haman Khan's suicide in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'', after Judau makes her realise that she is in fact the villain of the piece. The death of Glemmy Toto, child-abusing teenage dictator that he may have been, can also provoke this reaction, given that he dies at the hands of the one person he cared about.



* The death of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'''s BigBad, Gilbert Durandal, and his [[TheDragon right-hand man]], Rey Za Burrel, both genuine {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s who honestly thought UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. Realising they've been wrong the entire time, Rey shoots Durandal, and the two of them die together as Messiah base collapses around them.
20th Mar '16 1:38:23 PM matteste
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* In ''[[Manga/{{Shiki}}]]'' [[spoiler:pretty much every villainous character can fall under this one way or the other, especially considering several of them weren't really evil at all, doing things either out of ignorance or necessity.]]

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* In ''[[Manga/{{Shiki}}]]'' ''Manga/{{Shiki}}'' [[spoiler:pretty much every villainous character can fall under this one way or the other, especially considering several of them weren't really evil at all, doing things either out of ignorance or necessity.]]
20th Mar '16 1:38:01 PM matteste
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* In ''[[Manga/{{Shiki}}]]'' [[spoiler:pretty much every villainous character can fall under this one way or the other, especially considering several of them weren't really evil at all, doing things either out of ignorance or necessity.]]
10th Mar '16 10:22:07 AM Aasivar
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** Another example is the BigBad of Part 5, Diavolo. He spends a good deal of the arc trying to kill his daughter, but he meets his end at the hands of the [[StoryBreaker godlike]] Gold Experience Requiem, which forces him to live out an infinite cycle of deaths. The fact that he's running away from a girl not long after kind of drives this home.

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** Another example is the BigBad of Part 5, Diavolo. He spends a good deal of the arc trying to kill his daughter, but he meets his end at the hands of the [[StoryBreaker [[StoryBreakerPower godlike]] Gold Experience Requiem, which forces him to live out an infinite cycle of deaths. The fact that he's running away from a girl not long after kind of drives this home.
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