History DyingMomentOfAwesome / VideoGames

6th Feb '18 9:50:10 AM Elitegamer010
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--->'''Gul'dan:''' You will be remembered, as the king who died for '''nothing'''.\\

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--->'''Gul'dan:''' You will be remembered, as the king who died sacrificed his life for '''nothing'''.\\
21st Dec '17 1:41:57 AM Cryoclaste
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* Axel's death in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. He puts all his remaining strength into an attack to save Sora, and pays the price for it. [[KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance He gets better...sort of.]]

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* Axel's death in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. He puts all his remaining strength into an attack to save Sora, and pays the price for it. [[KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance He gets better...sort of.]]
16th Dec '17 7:01:35 PM DustSnitch
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* Bill's death in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. In the campaign The Sacrifice, the survivors are trying to get a boat to get out to sea and hopefully to an island somewhere the infection hasn't reached yet. In order to do so, they have to operate several generators in order to hoist the noisy drawbridge. In the process of doing so, one of the generators powers down, leaving the drawbridge shut, and the survivors exposed. Louis begins to volunteer to be the one to go back to turn it back on, as he had a busted leg (canonically at least, gameplay wise it doesn't matter who), but before he does Bill goes back a guns a blazing. He manages to get the generator fixed, but is trapped in the generator room by no fewer than [[OhCrap THREE]] Tanks. [[BadassGrandpa Because you -need- that many tanks to take out someone like Bill]].

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* Bill's death in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. In the campaign The Sacrifice, the survivors are trying to get a boat to get out to sea and hopefully to an island somewhere the infection hasn't reached yet. In order to do so, they have to operate several generators in order to hoist the noisy drawbridge. In the process of doing so, one of the generators powers down, leaving the drawbridge shut, and the survivors exposed. Louis begins to volunteer to be the one to go back to turn it back on, as he had a busted leg (canonically at least, gameplay wise it doesn't matter who), but before he does Bill goes back a guns a blazing. He manages to get the generator fixed, but is trapped in the generator room by no fewer than [[OhCrap THREE]] Tanks. [[BadassGrandpa Because you -need- that many tanks to take out someone like Bill]].Bill.
29th Nov '17 9:31:34 AM thatmadork
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* In the Jedi Knight storyline on Voss in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic Star Wars The Old Republic]], the player [[spoiler: encounters a character named Tala-Reh, who helps them with their adventures on the planet. At the end of the last story mission on that planet, Tala-Reh sacrifices herself - on orders of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MadOracle the mystic Valen-Da]] and knowing full well that it would kill her - to defeat Sel-Makor, the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EldritchAbomination being]] that had corrupted much of Voss and engineered a war to increase its own power. If the Knight chooses the Light Side option and doesn't join Sel-Makor, the last thing you see of Tala-Reh is her marching into the tentacled orifice of Sel-Makor.]]

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* In the Jedi Knight storyline on Voss in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic Star Wars The Old Republic]], the player [[spoiler: encounters a character named Tala-Reh, who helps them with their adventures on the planet. At the end of the last story mission on that planet, Tala-Reh sacrifices herself - on orders of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MadOracle the mystic Valen-Da]] and knowing full well that it would kill her - to defeat Sel-Makor, the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EldritchAbomination being]] that had corrupted much of Voss and engineered a war to increase its own power. If the Knight chooses the Light Side option and doesn't join Sel-Makor, the last thing you see of Tala-Reh is her marching into the tentacled orifice of Sel-Makor.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' has an off-screen moment of this at the start of the game, when the Nazis are overrunning the hospital and killing all within. You can find slumped up against the wall, the dead body of a nurse with a shotgun at her side. A few feet away opposite her lies a dead Nazi stormtrooper.
16th Nov '17 12:36:45 PM k5972
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has ''four'', if the player goes the Genocide route. First there is [[spoiler: Papyrus who defiantly says that they truly believe the player can be good if they try]], then the player meets [[spoiler: Undyne who dies, ''comes back thrice as strong'' and dies because her body gives out (not because of the player) while showing a big grin as she announces that thanks to her, the other monsters will have escaped]]. Then the player meets [[spoiler: Mettaton, who shows a impressive form, but is extremely weak. He is this nonetheless, because he fought DESPITE knowing he will instantly die. And if the player does anything but fight in the first round, he declares it a win for himself since the player can't be as bloodthirsty as they seemed]]. And then there is [[spoiler: Sans, who gives the player the most brutal beat down ever and when he gets fatally hit, he simply shrugs it off and walks off-screen so that the player can't even gloat him in his face as he dies]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has ''four'', if the player goes the Genocide route. First there is [[spoiler: Papyrus who defiantly says that they truly believe the player can be good if they try]], then the player meets [[spoiler: Undyne who dies, ''comes back thrice as strong'' and dies because her body gives out (not because of the player) while showing a big grin as she announces that thanks to her, the other monsters will have escaped]]. Then the player meets [[spoiler: Mettaton, who shows a impressive form, but is extremely weak. He is this nonetheless, because he fought DESPITE knowing he will instantly die. And if the player does anything but fight in didn't exhaust the first round, kill counter, he declares it a win for himself since the player can't be as bloodthirsty as they seemed]]. And then there is [[spoiler: Sans, who gives the player the most brutal beat down ever and when he gets fatally hit, he simply shrugs it off and walks off-screen so that the player can't even gloat him in his face as he dies]].
5th Nov '17 7:17:18 PM Zaptech
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*** No love for [[spoiler:a cornered AlternateUniverse resistance fighter Jimi Hendrix deciding to go out by playing a psychedelic rock version of the Star Spangled Banner through Berlin at such a volume that it causes the entire city to shake]]?
27th Oct '17 2:46:58 PM Vir
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** In the Broken Shores scenario which serves as a prologue to the ''Legion'' expansion, the battle with the Burning Legion turns against the Alliance and the Horde, forcing both to retreat. The airship being used by the Alliance forces is grabbed by a Fel Reaver preventing their escape. Varian, hanging over the side on a rope ladder while Genn Greymane tries to get him aboard, instead passes Genn a letter he had written, asks it be given to his son, then leaps from the ship and Plunges into the reaver. He effectively cracks it's head in two strikes, Secures the Alliance gunship's escape, then fights demons until he's overhwelmed. Finally, when Gul'dan tries to gloat that Varian's [[SenselessSacrifice sacrifice was senseless]], Varian gets in one final word before Gul'dan kills him with demonic fire.
--->'''Gul'dan:''' You will be remembered, as the king who died for '''nothing!'''.\\
'''Varian:''' For the Alliance!.

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** In the Broken Shores scenario which serves as a prologue to the ''Legion'' expansion, the battle with the Burning Legion turns against the Alliance and the Horde, forcing both to retreat. The airship being used by the Alliance forces is grabbed by a Fel Reaver fel reaver preventing their escape. Varian, hanging over the side on a rope ladder while Genn Greymane tries to get him aboard, instead passes Genn a letter he had written, asks it be given to his son, then leaps from the ship and Plunges plunges into the reaver. He effectively cracks it's its head in two strikes, Secures secures the Alliance gunship's escape, then fights demons until he's overhwelmed.overwhelmed. Finally, when Gul'dan tries to gloat that Varian's [[SenselessSacrifice sacrifice was senseless]], Varian gets in one final word before Gul'dan kills him with demonic fire.
--->'''Gul'dan:''' You will be remembered, as the king who died for '''nothing!'''.'''nothing'''.\\
'''Varian:''' For the Alliance!.Alliance!
5th Sep '17 5:21:13 PM Peteman
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* ''VideoGame/HaloReach'': '''Every''' main character except [[SoleSurvivor Jun]] and Kat. [[KilledMidSentence Kat's death]] averts this trope hard.

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* ''VideoGame/HaloReach'': '''Every''' main character except [[SoleSurvivor Jun]] and Kat. [[KilledMidSentence Kat's death]] averts this trope hard.trope.
15th Aug '17 8:59:16 PM Vir
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* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' has this regardless of which way the player ends the game. The Nameless One is determined to either destroy or reclaim his mortality, even though the former means instant death and the latter means death fairly shortly, as centuries of life suddenly catch up to him. He also knows that death means an eternity in Hell. So does he back down and remain immortal? No, he either destroys his very mortality in a battle of [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] or he overwhelms the being of superhuman intelligence and wisdom with logic and force of will and pulls it back into himself.

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* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' has this regardless of which way the player ends the game. The Nameless One is determined to either destroy or reclaim his mortality, even though the former means instant death and the latter means death fairly shortly, as centuries of life suddenly catch up to him. He also knows that death means an eternity in Hell. So does he back down and remain immortal? No, he either destroys his very mortality in a battle of [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] {{Physical God}}s or he overwhelms the being of superhuman intelligence and wisdom with logic and force of will and pulls it back into himself.



* What turned [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Ash Crimson]] from TheScrappy to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap the contrary]] for a good part of the fandom is how, at the end of the Tales of Ash saga, his supposed EvilPlan was revealed to be a huge JerkAssFacade that covered his true BatmanGambit, which he deployed to protect his OnlyFriend Elisabeth... and finished with him ''willingly erasing himself from existence alongside his ancestor Saiki'' to do so. The fact that Ash also got to FaceDeathwithDignity and GoOutWithASmile sealed the deal.

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* VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': What turned [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Ash Crimson]] Crimson from TheScrappy to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap the contrary]] for a good part of the fandom is how, at the end of the Tales of Ash saga, his supposed EvilPlan was revealed to be a huge JerkAssFacade that covered his true BatmanGambit, which he deployed to protect his OnlyFriend Elisabeth... and finished with him ''willingly erasing himself from existence alongside his ancestor Saiki'' to do so. The fact that Ash also got to FaceDeathwithDignity and GoOutWithASmile sealed the deal.
15th Aug '17 8:57:53 PM Vir
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* [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} The exhausted Barrier Trio struck one final Barrier Pose!]] It was spectacular.

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* [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} ''VideoGame/Mother3'': The exhausted Barrier Trio struck one final Barrier Pose!]] Pose! It was spectacular.



* In ''GearsOfWar 3'', Dominic Santiago heroically sacrifices himself to save the rest of Delta Squad by crashing a truck into a massive fuel tank. This scene was particularly shocking and heartbreaking because not only was Dom a very likable character, but he was also the one character that nobody expected to die.

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* In ''GearsOfWar ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'', Dominic Santiago heroically sacrifices himself to save the rest of Delta Squad by crashing a truck into a massive fuel tank. This scene was particularly shocking and heartbreaking because not only was Dom a very likable character, but he was also the one character that nobody expected to die.
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