History HeroicSacrifice / LiveActionTV

20th Apr '16 7:45:14 PM PaulA
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* Writers must love writing this trope for ChronicallyKilledActor Creator/JamieBamber. Aside from Archie Kennedy, Tony Dewhurst (the very first of his characters to be killed off) was shot and killed trying to protect TheScarletPimpernel from being gunned down (adding insult to injury is that Dewhurst ''lived'' throughout the series of books the miniseries is based on), and the most recent one, DS Matt Devlin of ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' was shot protecting his friend Alesha Philips (along with the young witness in their case) from a hail of gunfire.
* In the ''{{Sliders}}'' episode "The Exodus", Professor Arturo steps in front of Quinn Mallory and takes a bullet meant for him. At this point Arturo is already severely brain-damaged thanks to Colonel Rickman, but he still sacrifices himself so that Quinn can live to get the others home.

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* Writers must love writing this trope for ChronicallyKilledActor Creator/JamieBamber. Aside from Archie Kennedy, Tony Dewhurst (the very first of his characters to be killed off) was shot and killed trying to protect TheScarletPimpernel Series/TheScarletPimpernel from being gunned down (adding insult to injury is that Dewhurst ''lived'' throughout the series of books the miniseries is based on), and the most recent one, DS Matt Devlin of ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' was shot protecting his friend Alesha Philips (along with the young witness in their case) from a hail of gunfire.
* In the ''{{Sliders}}'' ''{{Series/Sliders}}'' episode "The Exodus", Professor Arturo steps in front of Quinn Mallory and takes a bullet meant for him. At this point Arturo is already severely brain-damaged thanks to Colonel Rickman, but he still sacrifices himself so that Quinn can live to get the others home.
26th Jan '16 2:00:16 PM Akaihiryuu
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** Dr. Janet Fraser in the series 7 episode "Heroes". She absolutely will not leave the side of a badly injured soldier on a battlefield. It saves his life, but she loses hers in the process.

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** Dr. Janet Fraser in the series 7 episode "Heroes". She absolutely will not leave the side of a badly injured soldier on a battlefield. It saves his life, but she loses hers in the process. The soldier she saved named his newborn daughter Janet after her.
3rd Jan '16 10:07:54 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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** The Doctor in general tends to go out with a bang: most of his regenerations were heroic sacrifices of some kind or another. Honourable mentions go to Three (walks into a radiation-drenched cave to confront the Great One), Four (unplugs a cable with an effort that throws him off a tower and incidentally saves the Universe) and possibly Eight ([[spoiler:purposefully abandoning his identity to create a regeneration capable of ending the time War]]).\\\

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** The Doctor in general tends to go out with a bang: most of his regenerations were heroic sacrifices of some kind or another. Honourable mentions go to Three (walks into a radiation-drenched cave to confront the Great One), Four (unplugs a cable with an effort that throws him off a tower and incidentally saves the Universe) and possibly Eight ([[spoiler:purposefully abandoning his identity to create a regeneration capable of ending the time Time War]]).\\\
3rd Jan '16 10:06:50 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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** The Doctor in general tends to go out with a bang: most of his regenerations were heroic sacrifices of some kind or another. Honourable mentions go to Three (walks into a radiation-drenched cave to confront the Great One), Four (unplugs a cable with an effort that throws him off a tower and incidentally saves the Universe) and possibly Eight ([[spoiler: purposefully abandoning his identity to create a regeneration capable of ending the time War]]).\\\

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** The Doctor in general tends to go out with a bang: most of his regenerations were heroic sacrifices of some kind or another. Honourable mentions go to Three (walks into a radiation-drenched cave to confront the Great One), Four (unplugs a cable with an effort that throws him off a tower and incidentally saves the Universe) and possibly Eight ([[spoiler: purposefully ([[spoiler:purposefully abandoning his identity to create a regeneration capable of ending the time War]]).\\\
20th Dec '15 7:01:21 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/{{Homeland}}'': In "A False Glimmer" Qasim tries to stop Bibi from triggering the gas, gets shot for his trouble, but still manages to pull him away from it long enough, letting Carrie shoot him and therefore saving thousands of lives. He dies in Carrie's arms as she recites an Islamic prayer for him.
14th Dec '15 8:38:48 AM TheGoodFriar
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** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E4ColonyInSpace Colony in Space]]'', the Colony leader Ashe does this by piloting the doomed spacecraft alone, thereby tricking the mining corporation into believing all of the colonists have died. This allows the group to mount a successful surprise raid against the corporation later, and to regain control of the planet.
26th Nov '15 7:57:12 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/PerfectAssassins'': Billy jumps in front of his sister as she's about to be shot.
24th Oct '15 5:56:35 PM nombretomado
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* Quite a few in ''{{Primeval}}''.

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* Quite a few in ''{{Primeval}}''.''Series/{{Primeval}}''.
11th Oct '15 3:23:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/FlashForward,'' FBI agent Al Gough learns from his flash forward that his actions at some point result in [[spoiler:the accidental death of Celia, a woman he has never even met.]] He also knows that fellow agent Demetri Noh had no flash forward and has been told he will be murdered. He chooses to sacrifice himself by [[spoiler:jumping from the roof of the L.A. FBI building to prevent Celia's death and to show Demetri and others that the flash forwards can be changed.]]

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* In ''Series/FlashForward,'' ''Series/FlashForward2009,'' FBI agent Al Gough learns from his flash forward that his actions at some point result in [[spoiler:the accidental death of Celia, a woman he has never even met.]] He also knows that fellow agent Demetri Noh had no flash forward and has been told he will be murdered. He chooses to sacrifice himself by [[spoiler:jumping from the roof of the L.A. FBI building to prevent Celia's death and to show Demetri and others that the flash forwards can be changed.]]
17th Sep '15 4:29:35 PM jormis29
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** 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.

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** 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 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.
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