History HeroicSacrifice / Film

3rd May '16 12:38:41 AM erforce
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* The original ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' has Doctor Serizawa using his [[AppliedPhlebotinum Oxygen Destroyer]] to kill the titular monster, but, fearing that it will become weaponized by governments, destroys all his notes and allows himself to be killed by it as well, destroying the knowledge of its creation forever. Unfortunately, some of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' continuities imply that it was a SenselessSacrifice by having Godzilla regenerate his whole body.

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* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''
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The original ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' has Doctor Serizawa using his [[AppliedPhlebotinum Oxygen Destroyer]] to kill the titular monster, but, fearing that it will become weaponized by governments, destroys all his notes and allows himself to be killed by it as well, destroying the knowledge of its creation forever. Unfortunately, some of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' continuities imply that it was a SenselessSacrifice by having Godzilla regenerate his whole body.



** ''Film/TerminatorSalvation absolutely takes the cake. [[spoiler: When John Connor's heart is pierced and failing, Marcus offers his own heart as a transplant.]]

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** ''Film/TerminatorSalvation ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' absolutely takes the cake. [[spoiler: When John Connor's heart is pierced and failing, Marcus offers his own heart as a transplant.]]
7th Apr '16 3:40:55 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/{{The Maze Runner|2014}}'', during the Griever invasion, one Griever ends up grabbing Chuck. As the others try to pull him back, Alby ends up attacking the Griever's tail, saving Chuck, but not himself.
19th Mar '16 4:45:45 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/DraculaUntold'', [[spoiler:when his vampiric subjects begin to turn against him, with plans to feed upon his son, Dracula gives him to the monk to be taken away to safety, and then uses his powers to part the dark clouds currently blocking out the sun, burning the vampires and of course, himself. On his part however, it doesn't stick, as the gypsy from earlier recovers his body and uses some of his blood to revive him]].

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* In ''Film/DraculaUntold'', [[spoiler:when his vampiric subjects begin to turn against him, with plans to feed upon his son, Dracula gives him to the monk to be taken away to safety, and then uses his powers to part the dark clouds currently blocking out the sun, burning the vampires and of course, himself. On his part however, it doesn't stick, as the gypsy from earlier Shkelgim recovers his body and uses some of his blood to revive him]].
10th Mar '16 3:24:16 AM erforce
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** The original sacrifice in ''Wrath of Khan'' is [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in StarTrekIntoDarkness (which also features Khan as the main villain), down to some of the dialogue being lifted whole cloth. Kirk is the one to enter the warp core to make repairs while Spock is forced to watch his friend die helplessly. In this case it hits Spock's BerserkButton.
* ''Franchise/StarWars IV: Film/ANewHope'': Obi-wan raises his lightsaber and allows Vader to kill him (which, as most people believe, he actually ''doesn't''---the act of allowing Vader to kill him makes him disapear and become one with the force) so that Luke will leave immediately instead of waiting for him.

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** The original sacrifice in ''Wrath of Khan'' is [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in StarTrekIntoDarkness ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (which also features Khan as the main villain), down to some of the dialogue being lifted whole cloth. Kirk is the one to enter the warp core to make repairs while Spock is forced to watch his friend die helplessly. In this case it hits Spock's BerserkButton.
* ''Franchise/StarWars IV: Film/ANewHope'': ''Franchise/StarWars''
** ''Film/ANewHope'':
Obi-wan raises his lightsaber and allows Vader to kill him (which, as most people believe, he actually ''doesn't''---the act of allowing Vader to kill him makes him disapear and become one with the force) so that Luke will leave immediately instead of waiting for him.



* In ''TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'' Gromit lets go of the rope that kept him in the air while riding a plane from a dogfight ride and starts plummering downwards. The were-rabbit [[spoiler:(Wallace)]], holding on to the flagpole on top of a building, sees this and jumps down to catch him, cushioning his fall. The drop is seemingly fatal, [[spoiler:but he gets better.]]

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* In ''TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'' ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'' Gromit lets go of the rope that kept him in the air while riding a plane from a dogfight ride and starts plummering downwards. The were-rabbit [[spoiler:(Wallace)]], holding on to the flagpole on top of a building, sees this and jumps down to catch him, cushioning his fall. The drop is seemingly fatal, [[spoiler:but he gets better.]]



* In ''[[Film/MadMax Mad Max: Fury Road]]'', [[spoiler: Nux sacrifices himself to flip over and crash the Rig in order to block the canyon pass to prevent the rest of [[BigBad Joe's]] War Boys from pursuing the group as well as [[TakingYouWithMe take Rictus with him]] while Max, Furiosa, and the Wives escape on Joe's car.]]

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In ''[[Film/MadMax Mad Max: Fury Road]]'', ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', [[spoiler: Nux sacrifices himself to flip over and crash the Rig in order to block the canyon pass to prevent the rest of [[BigBad Joe's]] War Boys from pursuing the group as well as [[TakingYouWithMe take Rictus with him]] while Max, Furiosa, and the Wives escape on Joe's car.]]
23rd Feb '16 7:33:31 AM Gowan
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* In ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'', Emmeline Pankhurst admits to and goes to prison for the destruction of an (empty) manor house by the group of suffragists the protagonist Maud belongs to. It is not clear whether she was involved in planning the attack, but it is obvious that she was not involved in carrying it out. The government officials complain about not being able to arrest the real culprits.
20th Feb '16 10:15:12 AM nombretomado
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** In ''Film/TheAvengers'', [[spoiler: Tony]] sacrifices himself by catching the nuke headed for Manhattan and flying it out into space through the wormhole, fully expecting to be trapped there and die, after Steve warned him it was a [[SuicideMission "one-way trip"]]. He survives, but only due to luck he loses consciousness and plummets back through the wormhole just before it closes. Also a CallBack to his argument with Steve earlier in the film, when the latter accused him of being incapable of sacrificing himself for someone else.

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** In ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', [[spoiler: Tony]] sacrifices himself by catching the nuke headed for Manhattan and flying it out into space through the wormhole, fully expecting to be trapped there and die, after Steve warned him it was a [[SuicideMission "one-way trip"]]. He survives, but only due to luck he loses consciousness and plummets back through the wormhole just before it closes. Also a CallBack to his argument with Steve earlier in the film, when the latter accused him of being incapable of sacrificing himself for someone else.
18th Feb '16 7:51:19 PM contrafanxxx
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* In "film/LazerTeam Adam dies to show the team how the dark matter cannon works.

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* In "film/LazerTeam "Film/LazerTeam'' Adam dies to show the team how the dark matter cannon works.


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* During the FinalBattle in ''Film/TurboKid'', the Kid uses his Turbo Glove to blow up [[BigBad Zeus]] with the Turbo Mega Blaster and [[spoiler: [[ActionGirl Apple]] shields the Kid from the blast.]]
11th Feb '16 4:06:16 PM Kartoonkid95
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** In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'', Po tries to send Kai back to the Spirit Realm by doing the Wuxi finger hold on him, but it doesn't work because it only works on mortals. What does he do? [[spoiler: He holds onto Kai and does the hold on ''himself'' so that they'll both be sent to the realm.]]
1st Feb '16 6:37:24 AM MrKosta
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* In ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', while escaping the Bug hive, [[spoiler:Watkins]] is severely wounded and unable to move. He convinces Rico to leave a grenade/nuke with him so he can make a LastStand and kill as many Bugs as possible before dying, giving Rico and the rest of the team time to escape.
29th Jan '16 8:31:17 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* [[spoiler:Edmund]] in ''[[ChroniclesOfNarnia The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe]]''; nearly everyone except the main characters that attacked Miraz's castle in ''Prince Caspian''. Also when [[spoiler:Aslan]] sacrifices himself to save [[spoiler:Edmund]]; although he knew the Deeper Magic would cause Death itself to start working backwards, there was nothing in the least imaginary about his execution.

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* [[spoiler:Edmund]] in ''[[ChroniclesOfNarnia The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe]]''; nearly everyone except the main characters that attacked Miraz's castle in ''Prince Caspian''. Also when [[spoiler:Aslan]] sacrifices himself to save [[spoiler:Edmund]]; although he knew the Deeper Magic would cause Death itself to start working backwards, there was nothing [[spoiler:Used in the least imaginary about his execution.first two''[[ChroniclesOfNarnia'']] films ''several'' times.



* ''Franchise/StarWars IV: Film/ANewHope'': Obi-wan raises his lightsaber and allows Vader to kill him, so that Luke will leave immediately instead of waiting for him.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars IV: Film/ANewHope'': Obi-wan raises his lightsaber and allows Vader to kill him, him (which, as most people believe, he actually ''doesn't''---the act of allowing Vader to kill him makes him disapear and become one with the force) so that Luke will leave immediately instead of waiting for him.
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