History HeroicSacrifice / Film

26th Apr '17 4:11:45 AM Arivne
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* In the climax of Film/CowboysAndAliens, [[spoiler: Ella]] went into the core of the aliens' spaceship and activated the bracelet's self-destruct bomb, knowing theres only a couple of seconds for the bomb to go off.

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* In the climax of Film/CowboysAndAliens, ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'', [[spoiler: Ella]] went into the core of the aliens' spaceship and activated the bracelet's self-destruct bomb, knowing theres only a couple of seconds for the bomb to go off.
26th Apr '17 4:09:59 AM Arivne
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** Subverted in the [[Film/TheMatrix first film]] with Morpheus. He attacked Agent Smith with the full knowledge that he wasn't going to win/escape. When the surviving crew members contemplate whether or not to pull the connection on him to prevent the Agents from obtaining the access codes for Zion, the last human city, Neo instead takes [[TakeAThirdOption an alternative option]]; to simply go back in and [[BigDamnHeroes rescue]] their leader. Several [[MoreDakka gun fights]] later, he succeeds with a GunShipRescue.



** Subverted in the [[Film/TheMatrix first film]] with Morpheus. He attacked Agent Smith with the full knowledge that he wasn't going to win/escape. When the surviving crew members contemplate whether or not to pull the connection on him to prevent the Agents from obtaining the access codes for Zion, the last human city, Neo instead takes [[TakeAThirdOption an alternative option]]; to simply go back in and [[BigDamnHeroes rescue]] their leader. Several [[MoreDakka gun fights]] later, he succeeds with a GunShipRescue.
26th Apr '17 4:03:49 AM Arivne
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*** Spock's death at the end, when he fixes the ''Enterprise'''s warp core and enables the ship to escape the impending blast of the Genesis Device, but dies from radiation poisoning.

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*** Spock's death at the end, when he fixes the ''Enterprise'''s warp core and enables the ship to escape the impending blast of the Genesis Device, but dies from radiation poisoning. Resulting in one of, if not the most, classic Star Trek and TearJerker moments



** Resulting in one of, if not the most, classic Star Trek and TearJerker moments
11th Apr '17 10:41:10 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Film/EndersGame'': At the start of the film, the fighter that crashes into the Formic's MotherShip seems to have done this. [[spoiler:Subverted in that the pilot, Mazer Rackham, ejected in time. But it was cut in the propaganda narrative to invoke ThePowerOfLegacy.]]

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* ''Film/EndersGame'': At the start of the film, the fighter that crashes into the Formic's MotherShip seems to have done this. [[spoiler:Subverted in that the pilot, Mazer Rackham, ejected in time. But it was cut in the propaganda narrative to invoke ThePowerOfLegacy.]]]] At the end of the film, [[spoiler:the entire human fleet follows Ender's orders to go for a Hail Mary attack against the Formic homeworld, knowing full well that the Formic armada would tear them to pieces. They all die, but not before they obliterate the Formic planet. When Ender finds out it wasn't a simulation, he has a HeroicBSOD]].
11th Apr '17 10:13:36 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': [[spoiler: [[TearJerker Su...per...man...]]]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': [[spoiler: [[TearJerker Su...per...man...]]]]]] He gets better though]]
11th Apr '17 9:57:14 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/LazerTeam'', [[spoiler:Adam]] allows himself to be killed by the Worg warrior to show the team how the dark matter cannon works.

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* In ''Film/LazerTeam'', [[spoiler:Adam]] allows himself to be killed by the Worg warrior to show the team how the dark matter cannon works. Made worse by the fact that [[spoiler:he previously tried to explain to them how to use the weapon, but they ignored his explanation]].
6th Mar '17 10:17:33 AM MHarrington
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* ''{{Disney/Pinocchio}}'' [[spoiler: gave up his life to save Geppetto from Monstro when he began to sink into the sea despite [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown Geppetto's plea to swim to shore and save himself]]. It was this act of bravery that allowed Pinocchio become a real boy.]]

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* ''{{Disney/Pinocchio}}'' [[spoiler: gave up his life to save Geppetto from Monstro when he began to sink into the sea despite [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown Geppetto's plea to swim to shore and save himself]]. It was this act of bravery and unselfishness that allowed Pinocchio become a real boy.]]
29th Jan '17 5:06:12 PM Mineburst
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** Happens to Tadashi in the beginning of the movie, where he attempts to save Callahan, [[spoiler: who didn't need saving]], and died in an explosion in the fire. This sets up the plot of the entire movie.

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** Happens to Tadashi in the beginning of the movie, where he attempts to save Callahan, [[spoiler: [[SenselessSacrifice who didn't need saving]], saving]]]], and died in an explosion in the fire. This sets up the plot of the entire movie.
26th Jan '17 10:27:05 AM TheMasterPanda
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** [[spoiler: Pentecost simply going on this mission in the first place also qualifies, as he'd been told that getting into a Jaeger would kill him after the neural load from piloting Coyote Tango solo almost did him in. He does it anyway, deciding that he would die anyway from the Kaiju that would attack if the mission failed, and he might as well die fighting.]]
20th Dec '16 12:08:27 PM babyhenchy1
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** ''Film/RogueOne'': One of the {{Central Theme}}s of the story. By the end of the movie, the entire Rogue One team is dead, including [[TheHeroDies the main heroes]], along with a lot of other rebel soldiers, but they also successfully got the Death Star plans and its fatal weakness into the hands of the Rebellion and [[ForegoneConclusion the rest is history]].
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