History DyingMomentOfAwesome / VideoGames

22nd Aug '16 11:31:02 AM Markan
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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 giant, armored demon 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 attacks the demon. He effectively kills the giant in two strikes, confirms 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 giant, armored demon 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 attacks Plunges into the demon. reaver. He effectively kills the giant cracks it's head in two strikes, confirms 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.'''nothing!'''.\\
'''Varian:''' For the Alliance.Alliance!.
15th Aug '16 10:39:56 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Misson: [[VideoGame/HaloReach Fall of Reach]]. Objective: Survive. Briefing: Spartans. Never. Die.



*** Jorge manually detonates a slipspace 'bomb' while aboard a captured Covenant Corvette, and the ensuing space-time rift destroys a massive Covenant Supercarrier, costing the Covenant a rare & powerful vessel and the (likely estimate) 100,000+ personnel aboard it. [[spoiler:[[NegatedMomentOfAwesome Then the rest]] [[SenselessSacrifice of the Covenant fleet arrives]]]].

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*** Jorge manually detonates a slipspace 'bomb' while aboard a captured Covenant Corvette, and the ensuing space-time rift destroys a massive Covenant Supercarrier, costing the Covenant a rare & powerful vessel and the (likely estimate) 100,000+ personnel aboard it. [[spoiler:[[NegatedMomentOfAwesome Then the rest]] another]] [[SenselessSacrifice of the Covenant fleet arrives]]]].



--->'''Mission''': Fall of Reach. '''Objective''': Survive. '''Briefing''': Spartans. Never. Die.



*** Six's predecessor grabbed a bomb from the wounded Kat, jumps into a covenant carrier with his jetpack and throws it into the troops assembling there seconds before detonation. Thus the "footsteps we rather not see filled."
** And in the books, we have Kurt. After weeks of fighting Onyx Sentinels and then Covenant Elites and Hunters, and watching many old friends and students die, he stays behind while the survivors escape into the micro-Dyson sphere. Facing off against an army of Covenant soldiers, he sees every one of his deceased friends and students giving him a thumbs up. The following dialogue occurs:
--->'''Fleetmaster Elite:''' One last fight, Demon. You will die and we will open the silver gate.\\
'''Kurt:''' Die? Don't you know? [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Spartans never die]].
** Then he detonates a nuke, killing the entire army, and leading to the planet breaking apart into trillions of Sentinels. These Sentinels then destroy the massive Covenant fleet in orbit, making his death even more awesome.
** Also from the books, the Master Chief and his team have rigged a Covenant space station to blow, hoping to damage the 500 strong fleet around it. Admiral Whitcomb and Lieutenant Haverson realize that too many ships will survive for Earth to stand a chance, so they crash a ship into the station and lure the entire Covenant fleet in close. Thanks to them, about ''twelve'' Covenant ships survive the explosion.

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*** Six's predecessor grabbed a bomb from the wounded Kat, jumps into a covenant carrier Covenant battlecruiser with his jetpack and throws it into the troops assembling there seconds before detonation. Thus the "footsteps we rather not see filled."
** And in the books, we have Kurt. After weeks of fighting Onyx Sentinels and then Covenant Elites and Hunters, and watching many old friends and students die, he stays behind while the survivors escape into the micro-Dyson sphere. Facing off against an army of Covenant soldiers, he sees every one of his deceased friends and students giving him a thumbs up. The following dialogue occurs:
--->'''Fleetmaster Elite:''' One last fight, Demon. You will die and we will open the silver gate.\\
'''Kurt:''' Die? Don't you know? [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Spartans never die]].
** Then he detonates a nuke, killing the entire army, and leading to the planet breaking apart into trillions of Sentinels. These Sentinels then destroy the massive Covenant fleet in orbit, making his death even more awesome.
** Also from the books, the Master Chief and his team have rigged a Covenant space station to blow, hoping to damage the 500 strong fleet around it. Admiral Whitcomb and Lieutenant Haverson realize that too many ships will survive for Earth to stand a chance, so they crash a ship into the station and lure the entire Covenant fleet in close. Thanks to them, about ''twelve'' Covenant ships survive the explosion.
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15th Aug '16 5:15:16 PM sgamer82
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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 giant, armored demon 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 attacks the demon. He effectively kills the giant in two strikes, confirms 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.
30th Jul '16 11:20:48 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* Following that, SEGA in sense went through this during its Dreamcast Era. This would be the company's swan song as a First Party developer and player in the console wars before reviving itself solely as a Third Party. Considering this was the period they had a massive surge of great ''new'' output with [=IPs=] that would live on today (like SkiesOfArcadia, VideoGame/JetSetRadio, CrazyTaxi, SambaDeAmigo, and many many more) and the Dreamcast itself was accepted very well in sharp contrast to its immediate [[UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn predecessor]]; critics, fans, and some non-fans would agree that they went out with a bang. To this day, although still successful, SEGA hasn't hit a home run quite like they did back then.

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* Following that, SEGA in sense went through this during its Dreamcast Era. This would be the company's swan song as a First Party developer and player in the console wars before reviving itself solely as a Third Party. Considering this was the period they had a massive surge of great ''new'' output with [=IPs=] that would live on today (like SkiesOfArcadia, VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia, VideoGame/JetSetRadio, CrazyTaxi, SambaDeAmigo, VideoGame/CrazyTaxi, VideoGame/SambaDeAmigo, and many many more) and the Dreamcast itself was accepted very well in sharp contrast to its immediate [[UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn predecessor]]; critics, fans, and some non-fans would agree that they went out with a bang. To this day, although still successful, SEGA hasn't hit a home run quite like they did back then.
26th Jun '16 12:22:32 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BaldursGate'', Keldorn's epilogue has him finally retiring from the Order of Torm and settling down with his family, only for a horde of giants to invade Athkatla. He then proceeds fight off the entire horde ''single handedly'', despite numerous fatal wounds, and doesn't die until the last giant has been defeated. His actions were so heroic (and badass) that ''Torm himself'' came to ''personally'' guide Keldorn's soul to the afterlife. ''Wow''. Not only that, but his 'afterlife' is to be the ''right hand man of the God of Justice!''

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* In ''BaldursGate'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', Keldorn's epilogue has him finally retiring from the Order of Torm and settling down with his family, only for a horde of giants to invade Athkatla. He then proceeds fight off the entire horde ''single handedly'', despite numerous fatal wounds, and doesn't die until the last giant has been defeated. His actions were so heroic (and badass) that ''Torm himself'' came to ''personally'' guide Keldorn's soul to the afterlife. ''Wow''. Not only that, but his 'afterlife' is to be the ''right hand man of the God of Justice!''
2nd Mar '16 10:38:43 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Eliwood's father Elbert in [[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken]]. What's ''not'' awesome in severely wounding the same BigBad who fatally injured you, drastically slowing his plans and being ''this'' close to get him done for, thus forcing the BigBad to retreat while mumbling about how he almost kicked it?
** The Avatar in VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening. If you choose the ending where he/she dies. the Avatar will team up with the comrades to defeat Grima, but the Avatar sacrifices him/herself to avoid the fiend from resurrecting.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'', logically, has several of these:
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Eliwood's father Elbert in [[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken]].Blazing Sword]]. What's ''not'' awesome in severely wounding the same BigBad who fatally injured you, drastically slowing his plans and being ''this'' close to get him done for, thus forcing the BigBad to retreat while mumbling about how he almost kicked it?
** The Avatar in VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening. If you choose the ending where he/she dies. dies is chosen, the Avatar will team up with the comrades to defeat Grima, but the Avatar sacrifices him/herself to avoid the fiend from resurrecting.resurrecting. [[spoiler: And ultimately, he/she ''returns to life'' and rejoins their comrades, but now fully free from Grima.]]
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', more exactly in the ''Conquest'' campaign, [[spoiler: Prince Ryoma chooses an HeroicSuicide [[{{Seppuku}} in the traditional manner]] rather than letting Garon force the Avatar to kill him and probably risk killing a reluctant Avatar if he or she resists.]]
22nd Feb '16 8:19:54 AM Koveras
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** Any of your Grey Warden recruits who die in the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' will do so in blaze of glory, particularly Anders, who is killed by an arrow after slaying hundreds of darkspawn, and Sigrun, who rallies the remaining defenders to a heroic LastStand,

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** Any of your Grey Warden recruits who die in the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' finale will do so in blaze of glory, particularly Anders, who is killed by an arrow after slaying hundreds of darkspawn, and Sigrun, who rallies the remaining defenders to a heroic LastStand,LastStand.
22nd Feb '16 8:19:09 AM Koveras
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has Duncan going down by climbing up an ogre's chest with sword and knife to deal the killing blow. Later, potentially the Warden, Alistair, or Loghain can be killed while offing the Archdemon.
** In fact, the Grey Wardens seem to have this trope as one of membership benefits: those Wardens who aren't lucky enough to die killing the Archdemon or go out in a blaze of glory before getting too old leave for the Deep Roads to kill as many Darkspawn as they can and die fighting. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dljVCiQg2wY This trailer]] says it all.
** Riordan attacking the Archdemon in midair and slashing its wing before falling to his death, grounding it for the final battle with the other Wardens.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', one will occur at the end of the Grey Warden arc. It will either be Alistair/Loghain/Stroud or Hawke. When the absolutely gigantic Nightmare demon blocks the path of the Inquisitor, Hawke and the Warden ally from the Fade's exit, one of them will stay behind to distract it. The Warden ally decides to do it to redeem the Wardens from the mistakes they made, and Hawke will do it because s/he was the one who awakened Corypheus, the one responsible for the entire mess, and also to have a senior Warden alive to help them rebuild. Either one ends with them futilely slashing at the Nightmare demon, but giving the Inquisitor and the other person time to escape.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has Duncan going down by climbing up an ogre's chest with sword and knife to deal the killing blow. Later, potentially the Warden, Alistair, or Loghain can be killed while offing the Archdemon.
** In fact, the
The ([[NominalImportance named]]) Grey Wardens in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series seem to have this trope as one of membership benefits: perks: those Wardens who aren't lucky enough to die killing the Archdemon or go out in a blaze of glory before getting too old leave for the Deep Roads to kill as many Darkspawn as they can and die fighting. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dljVCiQg2wY This trailer]] says it all.
all. Specific examples include:
** Warden-Commander Duncan from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is killed why climbing up an ogre's chest with sword and knife to deal the killing blow.
** Riordan attacking falls to his death after jumping onto the Archdemon in midair and slashing wounding its wing before falling to his death, grounding so the remaining Wardens can fight it for on the ground.
** Unless you take a very specific endgame choice, either the Warden, Alistair, or [[spoiler:Loghain]] will die after delivering
the final battle with blow to the other Wardens.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', one will occur at the end
Archdemon.
** Any
of the your Grey Warden arc. It recruits who die in the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' will do so in blaze of glory, particularly Anders, who is killed by an arrow after slaying hundreds of darkspawn, and Sigrun, who rallies the remaining defenders to a heroic LastStand,
** Warden-Commander Clarel from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' dies while soloing the Elder One's corrupted High Dragon.
** Later in ''Inquisition'', Hawke and
either be Alistair/Loghain/Stroud Alistair, [[spoiler:Loghain]], or Hawke. Stroud accompany the Inquisitor into the Fade. When the absolutely gigantic Nightmare demon blocks the party's path of back into the Inquisitor, waking world, the Inquisitor must leave either Hawke and the or their Grey Warden ally from the Fade's exit, one of them will stay behind to distract it. The Warden ally decides to do it to redeem the Wardens from the mistakes they made, and Hawke will do it because s/he was the one who awakened Corypheus, the one responsible for the entire mess, and also to have a senior Warden alive to help them rebuild. Either one ends with them futilely slashing at the Nightmare demon, but giving from the Inquisitor and others' escape. The last we see of whoever stays behind is them [[SelfDestructiveCharge charging at the other person time to escape.demon]].
11th Feb '16 3:15:33 PM LilyForrester
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* "VideoGame/TelltalesGameOfThrones" has many examples of this trope-
** Rodrik or Asher Forrester's final battle. Because of their sacrifice the other brother gets to survive and lead their house in the war to come. They manage to take down a significant amount of Whitehill soldiers on their own (some without a sword) and survive multiple stab wounds in their chest, only scumming to their wounds after a crossbow bolt to the neck.
*** Rodrik is an even greater example, considering he was still crippled a day ago and lives slightly longer than Asher.
--> '''Rodrik:''' ''Let me save your life, and our house.''
** Mira Forrester is a potential example of this trope. If you refuse to marry Lord Morgryn, he sentences you to death. Despite her death, she dies with honor as she kept her family name and saves Tom's life.
--> '''Mira:''' ''Iron From Ice!'''
** Both of Lady Elissa Forrester's deaths, she dies either sacrificing herself to kill Lord Whitehill or saving her son.
** Royland/Duncan's death, they can die defending their lord and they go down in a blaze of glory fighting. Royland even goes down laughing.
*** This is subverted if your choices lead to either of them surviving.
14th Jan '16 7:31:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' offers a meta-subversion. The game was ''supposed'' to be the last game made by {{Squaresoft}} before it went bankrupt, and Hironobu Sakaguchi retired from the gaming industry. [[CashCowFranchise Look at what it is now]]. [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Now you know]]. [[SincerityMode How's that for encouraging]]?

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' offers a meta-subversion. The game was ''supposed'' to be the last game made by {{Squaresoft}} Creator/SquareSoft before it went bankrupt, and Hironobu Sakaguchi retired from the gaming industry. [[CashCowFranchise Look at what it is now]]. [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Now you know]]. [[SincerityMode How's that for encouraging]]?
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