History HeroicSacrifice / RealLife

30th Apr '18 5:51:28 AM noelwym
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* Despite the knowledge that she was about to be subjected to a horrifically grisly fate, in her final moments, Xiang Liujuan, a 30-year-old mother [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-33672037]] managed to push her child away to safety as the escalator panel beneath her collapsed.

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* Despite the knowledge that she was about to be subjected to a horrifically grisly fate, in her final moments, Xiang Liujuan, a 30-year-old mother [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-33672037]] uk/news/world-asia-china-33672037 Xiang Liujuan]], a 30-year-old mother managed to push her child away to safety as the escalator panel beneath her collapsed.
20th Mar '18 3:18:31 AM ChrisX
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* A couple of [[HeroicDog canine examples]] of this trope; [[http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/15220504 George]], a Jack Russell in New Zealand who was killed defending five kids from a pair of vicious pit bulls; and [[http://dogsinthenews.com/stories/070301a.php Chief]], a pit bull in the Philippines who sustained a fatal bite protecting two women from a cobra.

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* A couple of [[HeroicDog canine examples]] of this trope; [[http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/15220504 George]], a Jack Russell in New Zealand who was killed defending five kids from a pair of vicious pit bulls; and [[http://dogsinthenews.com/stories/070301a.php Chief]], a pit bull in the Philippines who sustained a fatal bite protecting two women from a cobra. There's also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pWrfpacFKc a Doberman whose name was not revealed by the request of its owners]], protecting its 8 owners from four cobras, [[{{Determinator}} continuing to fight despite being bitten numerous times]] until [[TakingYouWithMe it killed the four cobras before succumbing to the venom.]]
18th Mar '18 5:12:16 PM eroock
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* [[http://www.orble.com/7yr-old-dies-protecting-his-sister/ Zhenya Tabakov]], a 7-year-old boy, who died while protecting his 12-year-old sister from a rapist.

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* [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20090223180535/http://www.orble.com/7yr-old-dies-protecting-his-sister/ Zhenya Tabakov]], a 7-year-old boy, who died while protecting his 12-year-old sister from a rapist.
13th Mar '18 8:09:33 PM blerg223
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* Erwin Rommel, famed German Field Marshall, was condemned to death for his involvement in the July 20th plot against Adolf Hitler. The new 'blood guilt' (Sippenhaft) law meant that his family would have been punished as well. Rather than be executed as a traitor, Rommel accepted Hitler's offer of suicide and took a cyanide pill. His family was spared, and today Rommel is remembered for his civil conduct in warfare and willingness to help overthrow Hitler.

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* Erwin Rommel, famed German Field Marshall, was condemned to death for his involvement in the July 20th plot against Adolf Hitler. The new 'blood guilt' (Sippenhaft) law meant that his family would have been punished as well. Rather than be executed as a traitor, Rommel accepted Hitler's offer of suicide and took a cyanide pill. His family was spared, and today Rommel is remembered for his generally civil conduct in warfare and willingness to help overthrow Hitler.warfare.
16th Feb '18 6:01:37 AM MagiMecha
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* On August 1, 2007, the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145. One of those killed was Paul Eickstadt, a 51-year-old truck driver. How? Just as the roadway fell out, he swerved his truck to make room for a passing school bus, ensuring he wouldn't crash into it. Everyone on the bus, including 51 children, survived.

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* On August 1, 2007, the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145. One of those killed was Paul Eickstadt, a 51-year-old truck driver. How? Just as the roadway fell out, he swerved his truck to make room for a passing school bus, ensuring he wouldn't crash into it. Everyone on the bus, including 51 children, survived.survived.
* Two teachers were killed protecting their students from a gunman in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018. The first, Scott Beigel, ushered his students back into his classroom once the shooting started. The other, football coach Aaron Feis, shielded a group of students from the hail of bullets and died in surgery.
31st Jan '18 9:02:02 AM Malady
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* JustForFun{{Termite|s}} soldiers will go out of their mound in the event of a breach to hold off the enemy (usually ants) while the workers rebuild. Sealing the soldiers out.

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* JustForFun{{Termite|s}} JustForFun/{{Termite|s}} soldiers will go out of their mound in the event of a breach to hold off the enemy (usually ants) while the workers rebuild. Sealing the soldiers out.
29th Jan '18 10:12:12 PM Malady
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* UsefulNotes/{{Termite|s}} soldiers will go out of their mound in the event of a breach to hold off the enemy (usually ants) while the workers rebuild. Sealing the soldiers out.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Termite|s}} JustForFun{{Termite|s}} soldiers will go out of their mound in the event of a breach to hold off the enemy (usually ants) while the workers rebuild. Sealing the soldiers out.
29th Jan '18 10:08:20 PM Malady
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* {{Termite|Trouble}}s soldiers will go out of their mound in the event of a breach to hold off the enemy (usually ants) while the workers rebuild. Sealing the soldiers out.

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* {{Termite|Trouble}}s UsefulNotes/{{Termite|s}} soldiers will go out of their mound in the event of a breach to hold off the enemy (usually ants) while the workers rebuild. Sealing the soldiers out.



* [[http://www.theage.com.au/world/philippine-man-loses-own-life-after-saving-dozens-from-floods-20090928-g8o4.html Philippine man loses own life after saving dozens from floods ]]

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* [[http://www.theage.com.au/world/philippine-man-loses-own-life-after-saving-dozens-from-floods-20090928-g8o4.html Philippine man loses own life after saving dozens from floods ]]floods]].



* [[http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20110113/twl-teen-hero-drowns-after-brother-saved-3fd0ae9.html 'Teen Hero' Drowns After Brother Saved First]]

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* [[http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20110113/twl-teen-hero-drowns-after-brother-saved-3fd0ae9.html 'Teen Hero' Drowns After Brother Saved First]]First]].



* Compared to Chernobyl, the [[http://gizmodo.com/#!5782440/50-fukushima-heroes-work-on-as-radiation-levels-soar Fukushima 50]] are (hopefully) an [[AvertedTrope aversion]]. They are carefully being rotated to limit their total exposure to within international safety standards for emergency workers (with only a handful of cases where those have been marginally exceeded by accident), and thus far nobody is believed to have received any genuinely dangerous doses. [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16212057 The generators have now stablised]], though cleanup is still needed.

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* Compared to Chernobyl, the [[http://gizmodo.com/#!5782440/50-fukushima-heroes-work-on-as-radiation-levels-soar Fukushima 50]] are (hopefully) an [[AvertedTrope aversion]].{{aver|tedTrope}}sion. They are carefully being rotated to limit their total exposure to within international safety standards for emergency workers (with only a handful of cases where those have been marginally exceeded by accident), and thus far nobody is believed to have received any genuinely dangerous doses. [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16212057 The generators have now stablised]], though cleanup is still needed.



** As a corollary: all of the old people [[http://mb.melmyfinger.com/post/6131047852 who willingly line up to clean radiation in Fukishima]] qualify as [[BadassGrandpa badass grandpas]] [[NeverMessWithGranny or grannies]], exposing themselves to radiation so younger people won't have to. The highest levels involved may result in an increased risk of cancer from twenty to forty years in the future, so they figure they don't have as much to lose.

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** As a corollary: all of the old people [[http://mb.melmyfinger.com/post/6131047852 who willingly line up to clean radiation in Fukishima]] qualify as [[BadassGrandpa badass grandpas]] {{badass grandpa}}s [[NeverMessWithGranny or grannies]], exposing themselves to radiation so younger people won't have to. The highest levels involved may result in an increased risk of cancer from twenty to forty years in the future, so they figure they don't have as much to lose.
29th Jan '18 10:02:17 PM Malady
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* {{Termite|s}} soldiers will go out of their mound in the event of a breach to hold off the enemy (usually ants) while the workers rebuild. Sealing the soldiers out.

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* {{Termite|s}} {{Termite|Trouble}}s soldiers will go out of their mound in the event of a breach to hold off the enemy (usually ants) while the workers rebuild. Sealing the soldiers out.
29th Jan '18 8:13:00 PM nombretomado
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* Colonel UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin died on March 27, 1968 when the MiG-15 he was piloting crashed near Moscow. He could have ejected safely from his failing craft, but chose to fly on past that point, because if he had ejected, the plane would have landed on a village killing everyone there.

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* Colonel UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin died on March 27, 1968 when the MiG-15 [=MiG=]-15 he was piloting crashed near Moscow. He could have ejected safely from his failing craft, but chose to fly on past that point, because if he had ejected, the plane would have landed on a village killing everyone there.
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