History HeroicSacrifice / LiveActionTV

24th Sep '17 6:03:26 AM Flame
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** Multiple examples in ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''.
*** Kamen Rider Raia, being a fortune teller, predicts the death of [[TheHero Shinji Kido/Kamen Rider Ryuki]]. But he sacrifices himself to avert his prophecy, because he knew Ryuki would a better warrior than himself.
*** Kamen Rider Tiger, after realizing how his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder made a mess of his life, jumps in front of a truck to safe a father and a little kid. Ironically, his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder came from his wish to become a hero and his twisted interpretation of what a hero is, is that a hero is someone who sacrifices what's most dear to them, which in this case were the people he cared about.
*** Ironically, the main hero does this too. Shinji dies protecting a little girl from a monster.
** In ''[[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Kamen Rider 555]]'' Yuji Kiba sacrifices himself against the [[BigBad Orphenoch King]] so Takumi gets the chance to finish him off.
** In the movie of ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'', Hajime links himself to the BigBad and asks Kenzaki to kill him, so the BigBad will become mortal.
** Subverted in a comical manner in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim.'' CampGay Kamen Rider Bravo throws himself in the line of fire to save Kamen Rider Zangetsu-Shin from an attack by the powerful Overlord Inves Deemushu, causing him to revert into his human form. It may seem dramatic with Bravo lying weakly in Zangetsu-Shin's arms, as if Bravo is going to succumb to his injuries in the arms of his lovely warrior in white. Then it turns comical as Zangetsu-Shin nonchalantly throws Bravo out of his arms and out of harm's way. He got better, though.
** In the Direct-to-DVD crossover special ''Kamen Rider Yongou'', released during ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'''s run, the evil organization Shocker uses a machine to trap the Kamen Riders in a GroundhogDayLoop, giving Shocker the time to strengthen their army. Each time one of the Riders dies, the loop resets. In the end, it is revealed Takumi from ''Kamen Rider 555'' keeps the loop active with his desire keep everyone he cares for alive, making him the anchor for the loops. In the original timeline, he was supposed to have died after the events of ''555'', but with Shocker's meddling of history, Takumi survived. If the original timeline is restored, Takumi would cease to exist. In true heroic fashion, Takumi destroys Shocker's time machine and restores the timeline to normal, at the cost of his own life.

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** Multiple [[EverybodysDeadDave Multiple]] examples in ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''.
*** Kamen Miyuki Tezuka/Kamen Rider Raia, being a fortune teller, predicts the next rider death as that of [[TheHero Shinji Kido/Kamen Rider Ryuki]]. But Ryuki]], but lies about it, saying he will. He then sacrifices himself to avert change fate, prove his prophecy, because otherwise always right prophecies wrong and save Kido so he knew Ryuki would a better warrior than himself.
could continue trying to stop the Rider War.
*** Kamen Satoru Tojo/Kamen Rider Tiger, after realizing how his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder made a mess of his life, jumps in front of a truck to safe a father and a little kid. Ironically, his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder came from his wish to become a hero and his twisted interpretation of what a hero is, is that a hero is someone who sacrifices what's most dear to them, which in this case were the people he cared about.
*** Ironically, the main hero does this too. Shinji Kido/Kamen Rider Ryuki dies protecting a little girl from a monster.
monster in the series' finale.
*** Ren Akiyama/Kamen Rider Knight sacrifices himself to protect Shinji Kido in alternate timeline of Ryuki special ''13 riders''.
** In ''[[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Kamen Rider 555]]'' ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'' Yuji Kiba sacrifices himself against the [[BigBad Orphenoch King]] so Takumi Inui/Kamen Rider Faiz gets the chance to finish him off.
** In the alternate timeline of ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' movie of ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'', ''Missing Ace'', Hajime Aikawa/Kamen Rider Chalice links himself to the BigBad and asks Kenzaki Kazuma Kenzaki/Kamen Rider Blade to kill him, so the BigBad will become mortal.
** ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' combines this with LastDance. Ankh had his main Core Medal damaged by [[BigBad Doctor Maki]] so he decides to aid Eiji Hino/Kamen Rider OOO in the final battle, knowing full well that the strain will shatter it and kill him.
** Subverted in a comical manner in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim.'' CampGay Kamen Oren Pierre Alfonzo/Armored Rider Bravo throws himself in the line of fire to save Kamen Takatora Kureshima/New Generation Rider Zangetsu-Shin from an attack by the powerful Overlord Inves Deemushu, causing him to revert into his human form. It may seem dramatic with Bravo Oren lying weakly in Zangetsu-Shin's arms, as if Bravo Oren is going to succumb to his injuries in the arms of his lovely warrior in white. Then it turns comical as Zangetsu-Shin nonchalantly [[ComicallySerious nonchalantly]] throws Bravo Oren out of his arms and out of harm's way. He got better, though.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'': Chase/Kamen Rider Chaser protects Gou Shijima/Kamen Rider Mach from [[BigBad Gold Drive]] and dies after passing his [[TransformationTrinket Shift bike]] to him. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Asskicking]] ensued.
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In the Direct-to-DVD crossover special ''Kamen Rider Yongou'', released during ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'''s run, the evil organization Shocker uses a machine to trap the Kamen Riders in a GroundhogDayLoop, giving Shocker the time to strengthen their army. Each time one of the Riders dies, the loop resets. In the end, it is revealed [[Series/Kamen Rider 555 Takumi from ''Kamen Rider 555'' Inui]] keeps the loop active with his desire keep everyone he cares for alive, making him the anchor for the loops. In the original timeline, he was supposed to have died after the events of ''555'', but with Shocker's meddling of history, Takumi survived. If the original timeline is restored, Takumi would cease to exist. In true heroic fashion, Takumi destroys Shocker's time machine and restores the timeline to normal, at the cost of his own life.life.
** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'': Alain/Kamen Rider Necrom tries to pull this twice, but the first attempt is interrupted by his [[TrueCompanion fellow]] riders and he can't go through with the second attempt because he realized that he doesn't hate his [[BigBad brother]] as much as he thought.
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': Poppy Pipopapo sacrifices herself to spread the cure for Bugster Virus [[ZombieApocalypse epidemy]] in series' finale. Parado does the same to help Doctor rider defeat [[OneWingedAngel Gamedeus Cronus]] only little later.
12th Sep '17 4:43:59 PM Fireblood
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** In the Earth-Minbari War, some humans rammed their ships into the Minbari vessels to protect Earth.
*** During the Battle of the Line, Jeffrey Sinclair attempted a kamikaze run on a Minbari ship after his Starfury was damaged. Obviously, it ended differently than he expected it to.
** '''3.10 "Severed Dreams"''': The EAS ''Churchill'' was already critically disabled up from damage taken, so it rammed a hostile Earth Alliance Ship to take it out as well.
** '''3.22 "Z'ha'dum"''': Sheridan took a one-way trip to Z'ha'dum, home of the Shadows, hoping that it will end the war sooner and prevent the destruction of Centauri Prime. Since he figured it was a trap, he took along some bombs as well, enabling him to destroy their capital city. This one is seemingly subverted in the following episode, but then turned back around with the reveal that when he came back to life, he could only be given twenty more years. He accepted this, but some of his loved ones weren't happy about it.
** '''4.05 "The Long Night"''': A Ranger ship went on a suicide mission solely to give the Shadows information that would get them where the good guys wanted them, without their becoming suspicious.
** '''4.06 "Into the Fire"''': The one on Centauri Prime. A few Centauri remained on the island the Shadows were using as a base to keep up appearances when Londo set up his gambit to get rid of Shadow influence before the Vorlons came to destroy them. He wasn't able to convince the Shadows to leave, so instead he put nukes in place without them noticing, and those citizens were killed in the process.
*** Also from "Into the Fire"''': The one by Coriana VI. A number of ships take one for the team as part of their collective "screw you" to the Vorlons and Shadows at the final battle, when they are trying to destroy Sheridan's ship but the others fly in front of the missiles.
** '''4.14 "Moments of Transition"''': Delenn was willing to do this as part of an ancient ritual, with the hope that it would mend the rift between the Minbari castes and end their civil war. In the end, Neroon pulls her out of the circle before it activates, and dies in her place, so there is still a sacrifice, just not the one initially expected. It helps that, in his final moments, he converts to the Religious caste, thus signifying their moral victory.



** James the artist manages to paint everyone out of his enchanted painting before it burns, dying in doing so.



* ''Series/Babylon5'':
** In the Earth-Minbari War, some humans rammed their ships into the Minbari vessels to protect Earth.
*** During the Battle of the Line, Jeffrey Sinclair attempted a kamikaze run on a Minbari ship after his Starfury was damaged. Obviously, it ended differently than he expected it to.
** '''3.10 "Severed Dreams"''': The EAS ''Churchill'' was already critically disabled up from damage taken, so it rammed a hostile Earth Alliance Ship to take it out as well.
** '''3.22 "Z'ha'dum"''': Sheridan took a one-way trip to Z'ha'dum, home of the Shadows, hoping that it will end the war sooner and prevent the destruction of Centauri Prime. Since he figured it was a trap, he took along some bombs as well, enabling him to destroy their capital city. This one is seemingly subverted in the following episode, but then turned back around with the reveal that when he came back to life, he could only be given twenty more years. He accepted this, but some of his loved ones weren't happy about it.
** '''4.05 "The Long Night"''': A Ranger ship went on a suicide mission solely to give the Shadows information that would get them where the good guys wanted them, without their becoming suspicious.
** '''4.06 "Into the Fire"''': The one on Centauri Prime. A few Centauri remained on the island the Shadows were using as a base to keep up appearances when Londo set up his gambit to get rid of Shadow influence before the Vorlons came to destroy them. He wasn't able to convince the Shadows to leave, so instead he put nukes in place without them noticing, and those citizens were killed in the process.
*** Also from "Into the Fire"''': The one by Coriana VI. A number of ships take one for the team as part of their collective "screw you" to the Vorlons and Shadows at the final battle, when they are trying to destroy Sheridan's ship but the others fly in front of the missiles.
** '''4.14 "Moments of Transition"''': Delenn was willing to do this as part of an ancient ritual, with the hope that it would mend the rift between the Minbari castes and end their civil war. In the end, Neroon pulls her out of the circle before it activates, and dies in her place, so there is still a sacrifice, just not the one initially expected. It helps that, in his final moments, he converts to the Religious caste, thus signifying their moral victory.
10th Aug '17 9:48:12 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': In "Night at the Lazerama", Justin goes to the museum to tries to hunt a mummy, whose gaze puts one under his control, with Juliet tagging along to help him. The museum soon closes, trapping them inside with the mummy, and Justin suggests they try to avoid the it until morning. But because Juliet, a vampire, will die in the sunlight, she decides to stare at the mummy and allow herself to be taken to save herself and her boyfriend.
24th Jul '17 2:26:41 PM Mr.Bubbles
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** "The Changing of the Guard": A teacher forced into early retirement questions if he's made any impact on the world. He's visited by the ghosts of some of his former students who all gave their lives to save others. One was killed at Iwo Jima, another died as a result of experiments into X-ray treatment for cancer, yet another saved twelve men on the USS Arizona during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and all alongside so many others. They were inspired by lessons they taught him.
17th Jul '17 5:20:12 AM ChronoLegion
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** In the third season, [[spoiler:Mary returns the favor by taking the bullet for Sherlock]].
17th Jul '17 5:18:28 AM ChronoLegion
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** In "Empress of Mars", the awakened Ice Warriors are [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] the Victorian soldiers, but then one of them manages to sneak up on Queen Iraxxa and puts a blade to her throat to get her warriors to stop shooting. He then plans to have her pilot the Ice Warrior ship back to Earth, leaving his men behind. However, his superior sneaks up on ''him'' and shoots him for treason and cowardice. He then begs the Queen to take his life both to spare his men and to allow him to die honorably (having been dishonored previously by abandoning his post). She agrees to give him an honorable death, making the guy almost cry with relief, but then decides not to kill him right away, as he has earned her respect and deserves a warrior's death in battle. He immediately drops to his knee and swears fealty to his new Queen.
17th Jul '17 4:55:44 AM ChronoLegion
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** In the TV movie ''A Call to Arms'', Captain Anderson has his ship ''Victory'' (sister to ''Series/{{Crusade}}''[='s=] ''Excalibur'') ram the control center for a Shadow planetkiller before it can lay waste to Earth.
17th Jul '17 4:50:10 AM ChronoLegion
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** Richard finally meets his biological father [[spoiler:Panis Rahl]]. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Panis]] and Zedd don't get along, since [[spoiler:Panis]] killed Zedd's father long ago (to be fair, though, [[spoiler:Zedd's father had been trying to kill Panis's infant son Darken]]) and then [[spoiler:used a [[BedTrick disguise to seduce and impregnate Zedd's daughter]], producing Richard]]. Near the end of the episode, the group is attacked by Sister of the Dark, and one of them hurls her Dacra (a large shuriken) at Zedd, whose back is turned. [[spoiler:Panis]] calmly takes a step, [[TakingTheBullet interposing himself]], and receives a fatal wound. He's able to make amends with Zedd and Richard before expiring.

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** Richard finally meets his biological father [[spoiler:Panis Rahl]]. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Panis]] and Zedd don't get along, since [[spoiler:Panis]] killed Zedd's father long ago (to be fair, though, [[spoiler:Zedd's father had been trying to kill Panis's infant son Darken]]) and then [[spoiler:used a [[BedTrick disguise to seduce and impregnate Zedd's daughter]], producing Richard]].Richard and Jennsen]]. Near the end of the episode, the group is attacked by Sister of the Dark, and one of them hurls her Dacra (a large shuriken) at Zedd, whose back is turned. [[spoiler:Panis]] calmly takes a step, [[TakingTheBullet interposing himself]], and receives a fatal wound. He's able to make amends with Zedd and Richard before expiring.
17th Jul '17 4:48:36 AM ChronoLegion
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** Later [[spoiler: H. R. switches places with Iris using a holographic cover to make himself look like her, so Savitar kills him instead.]]

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** Later [[spoiler: H. R. switches places with Iris using a holographic cover to make himself look like her, so Savitar kills him instead.]]instead]]. In addition, [[spoiler:Barry voluntarily goes into the Speed Force to take his place in the prison (Cisco having freed Jay), happy in the knowledge that Iris is safe and willing to atone for his sins. On the other hand, the Speed Force (as his mother Nora) tells him and the others that, for him, the prison will be a paradise, not hell]].
7th Jul '17 2:34:11 PM LadyPedantica
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Leela's father takes her place in a trial for heresy and dies minutes into ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E4TheFaceOfEvil The Face of Evil]]''. Neeva does a not-entirely-intentional version later on.\\\
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