History HeroicSacrifice / Other

21st May '17 5:21:09 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Kalani]] in the season 2 finale of WereAlive

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* [[spoiler: Kalani]] in the season 2 finale of WereAlive''AudioPlay/WereAlive''.
5th May '17 8:33:09 AM StFan
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* In TheKevinSaga, by [[spoiler:Norbert]] to save [[spoiler:Kevin]]. It [[spoiler:didn't work]]
22nd Apr '17 8:36:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' character David Jackson attacks Jacob Starr to buy time for Adam Dodd to free Amanda Jones and Madelaine Shirohara from a locked warehouse. David dies in the ensuing gun battle, though not before wounding Jacob.
** Also subverted in the case of Simon Wood, when he attacked Darnell Butler to buy time for his girlfriend, Madison Conner, to escape. The catch? Darnell isn't playing. [[spoiler:Simon is killed in the ensuing fight, albeit accidentally.]]

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' character ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'':
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David Jackson attacks Jacob Starr to buy time for Adam Dodd to free Amanda Jones and Madelaine Shirohara from a locked warehouse. David dies in the ensuing gun battle, though not before wounding Jacob.
** Also subverted Subverted in the case of Simon Wood, when he attacked Darnell Butler to buy time for his girlfriend, Madison Conner, to escape. The catch? Darnell isn't playing. [[spoiler:Simon is killed in the ensuing fight, albeit accidentally.]]
26th Feb '17 4:29:45 AM Yukianesa
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' just after his inaugural speech President Dunkelzahn [[spoiler: rips out his own heart in an effort to stop the effects of Blood Magic]] and is assumed assassinated.
* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement ''Book of Exalted Deeds'' advises [=DMs=] to go easy on resurrection penalties for good characters who go out on one of these; there's even the Risen Martyr prestige class.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' - the [[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guard]], period. Their entire existence is a heroic sacrifice. Against a galaxy crawling with monstrous Tyrannid bugs that outnumber them by an exponentially large ratio, the Lovecraftian horrors of Chaos, the Orkish hordes, life-sucking skeleton-men, mutants, psychics, barbarians and technologically advanced aliens... they're basically conscripts with a ridiculously obsolete lasgun in their hands and some flak armor. They're cannon fodder for the Space Marines who can't be everywhere at once. Unlike the Space Marines, they're not elite super-soldiers with demigod-like training and equipment, just [[BadassNormal regular people]] living in a [[CrapsackWorld dangerous and uncaring universe]] full of [[EverythingTryingToKillYou superpowered evil]]. And, despite this, they hold the line.
** The Apocalypse Reload book gave them a new strategic asset: Fire On My Coordinates. Choose a soldier in your army with a communications backpack and have a cruiser in orbit fire a torpedo/plasma blast right on top of them (though they have to pass a morale test to do it). You can just see the squad crouching in the trenches, most of them desperately holding the enemy off while the main army retreats, the communications trooper shouting "fire on my coordinates!" into the microphone, blasting the advancing Ork/Tyranid/Chaos/etc. horde and the squad into very small pieces.
** Also important to mention is the Imperial Guard Saint Ollanius Pius, the guardsman who threw himself between the Emperor and Horus, even though he saw the man whom he saw as a literal god fall before the 'Beast' that was Horus.
** Also fitting would be Sanguinius, primarch of the Blood Angels, who, wounded, exhausted and having seen his own death in the future (yes, Sanguinius was able to divine the future to a certain degree), resisted Horus' promises of power, wealth, fame and (most importantly) life in favour of certain death to inflict a chink in Horus' armour.
** Speaking of the Space Marines, the final stand of the Astral Knights chapter. To wit, a Necron World Engine (think [[Franchise/StarWars the Death Star]] piloted by OmnicidalManiac killbots) was flying straight towards Terra, and the Imperial Navy along with some Space Marine ships were dispatched to destroy it. Every attempt to destroy it failed due to powerful shielding, and the Imperial Navy took heavy losses. So what did the Astral Knights do? They flew their battlebarge ''Tempestus'' straight into it at full speed, punching through it's shields and smashing into the surface. Seven hundred and seventy two Space Marines poured out of the wreckage with the intention of destroying every cannon, power node and command module they came across, beset on all sides by tens of thousands of Necrons. The battle lasted for a hundred hours, and ended only when the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Chapter Master himself]] and five other warriors penetrated their way deep into the World Engine and destroyed the main power nodes with melta-bombs, bringing down the shields and allowing the Navy to blast the World Engine to kingdom come with huge volleys of cyclonic torpedoes. For their sacrifice, a monument was erected on the planet Safehold, constructed of the wreckage of the ''Tempestus'' and 772 statues, each representing the Astral Knights marines who gave their lives to protect the Imperium. ManlyTears.
** Older fluff has one story of an Eldar force who covered the escape of an Imperial contingent, including civilians, from a massive horde of Tyranids. The Imperials managed to escape successfully, but the Eldar were wiped out.
** After the defection of Primarch Magnus the Red to Chaos, Malcador the Sigillite was the only man left in the Imperium of Man who had the power to temporarily replace the GodEmperor on the Golden Throne, to allow the Emperor to battle Horus. Being a mere mortal, Malcador was fully aware that it was a task that would end his life, but it was necessary to protect the human built sections of the Webway from a massive daemonic invasion. When the mortally wounded Emperor was brought back to the Golden Throne, Malcador the Sigillite mustered the last of his power to temporarily revive the Emperor, allowing him to dictate to Rogal Dorn plans to turn the Golden Throne into an arcane life support system. This allowed the Emperor to keep himself in a state of near death for over 10,000 years to maintain the Astronomicon and protect humanity from the Warp. Malcador's body turned into dust after this last act.
* In TORG, one of the subplot cards the players can use is Martyr which, once set up, will allow the player to automatically succeed at something by heroically sacrificing their own life.
* In TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}, there's an alternate set of abilities for monks in the Advanced Player's Handbook that allows a monk to do this at high levels to revive his entire party to full health. However, it's a TRUE heroic sacrifice in a world where DeathIsCheap: If a monk does this, [[RetGone not only are they killed for good, their name can never be spoken or written again. So their sacrifice is doomed to be forgotten]].
* Averted actually with [[CrystalDragonJesus Abel]] in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy''. While his death, crucified by [[AncientGrome Solomón]], after thirteen hours of agony and lanced with what is an {{Expy}} of the [[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulEdge]] seems to {{Expy}} too Jesus Christ's death, [[spoiler: except the part of being killed with a weapon designed to kill gods, everything was actually planned by [[AncientConspiracy Imperium]] to have him dying as a martyr, so people would follow his teachings as they wanted.]]
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7th Feb '17 3:49:05 AM Ravenhull
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* Deconstructed in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', as [[spoiler:Church]] prepares to make one. Facing the sad truth that he will die never knowing if it made a difference. Pointing out how most stories forget to mention this.
6th Feb '17 9:34:27 PM PlasmaTalon
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** Sacrifices of this sort seem to be one of the only things that can get the eternally grumpy Emperor to actually and unconditionally respect someone, to the point of refusing to insult them in any way (which for this Emperor, is a fairly huge deal). Though he naturally does have (justifiedly) high standards: A GoThroughMe moment brought up mostly because a "lesser" human did it first and you didn't want to be upstaged just earns you posthumous scorn, and a StupidSacrifice where there were actual non-suicidal options that didn't involve self-destructing LostTechnology pisses him off outright.

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** Sacrifices of this sort seem to be one of the only things that can get the eternally grumpy Emperor to actually and unconditionally respect someone, to the point of refusing to insult them in any way (which for this Emperor, is a fairly huge deal). Though he naturally does have (justifiedly) high standards: A GoThroughMe moment brought up mostly because a "lesser" human did it first and you didn't want to be upstaged just earns you posthumous scorn, and a StupidSacrifice where there were actual non-suicidal options that didn't involve self-destructing LostTechnology pisses him off outright. Rather tellingly, Sanguinius who died giving the Emperor a chance to defeat Horus, is the only one of his sons who he doesn't insult at all.


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* Deconstructed in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', as [[spoiler:Church]] prepares to make one. Facing the sad truth that he will die never knowing if it made a difference. Pointing out how most stories forget to mention this.
17th Dec '16 1:07:52 PM Mr.Bubbles
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** Later, Chiaki realizes Nagito's plan, creating a situation where the murderer couldn't be identified, was to get everyone except [[TheMole her]] executed. She urges everyone to vote for her as the killer, relying that Nagito's luck held out and that she's the one who accidentally killed him. She's right.

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** Earlier, when Monokuma is about to blast Akane for violating the rules, Nekomaru [[TakingTheBullet steps in front of the shot.]] {{Subverted}} in that he comes back later...as [[EmergencyTransformation Mechamaru.]]
** Later, during Chapter 5, Chiaki realizes Nagito's plan, creating a situation where the murderer couldn't be identified, was to get everyone except [[TheMole her]] executed. She urges everyone to vote for her as the killer, relying that Nagito's luck held out and that she's the one who accidentally killed him. She's right.
5th Nov '16 10:05:07 PM nombretomado
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* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5019079/1/Elysium_Lost this]] ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' fanfic, both of Gene Khan's parents. Aung managed to nearly kill Zhang while bleeding to death, and Sarantuyaa let herself be killed in order to ensure her son would survive.

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* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5019079/1/Elysium_Lost this]] ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' fanfic, both of Gene Khan's parents. Aung managed to nearly kill Zhang while bleeding to death, and Sarantuyaa let herself be killed in order to ensure her son would survive.
3rd Nov '16 10:38:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheLeetWorld'': After being severely damaged by Ahmad, [[spoiler:Asher]] activates his self destruct mechanism. [[spoiler:Ahmad goes into FlashStep mode and tackles him, taking the explosion himself and saving the rest of the cast.]]

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* ''TheLeetWorld'': ''Machinima/TheLeetWorld'': After being severely damaged by Ahmad, [[spoiler:Asher]] activates his self destruct mechanism. [[spoiler:Ahmad goes into FlashStep mode and tackles him, taking the explosion himself and saving the rest of the cast.]]
29th Oct '16 3:06:06 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Phylis Alince]] of ''TheGunganCouncil'' destroys the Heart of Darkness to keep it out of the Sith's hands. Some spectacular fireworks ensue as everything near her, including herself, disintegrates!

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* [[spoiler:Phylis Alince]] of ''TheGunganCouncil'' ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'' destroys the Heart of Darkness to keep it out of the Sith's hands. Some spectacular fireworks ensue as everything near her, including herself, disintegrates!
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