History HeroicSacrifice / WesternAnimation

19th Oct '17 12:04:43 PM Krendall
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** When Homer and Bart were surrounded by a group of angry reindeer, Homer lifted Bart above his head so only Homer would be hit by their charges.
24th Aug '17 6:26:20 PM regulardude94
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** "A Regular Epic Final Battle" has a major one: [[spoiler:Pops. At then end, he finally realizes how to end the [[EternalRecurrence endless cycle]] of fighting between him and Anti-Pops: by not fighting. Instead, he goes to his brother and hugs him while flying them both into a star. As Mordecai and Rigby watch helplessly, Pops reassures them that this is a happy ending before he incinerates himself and Anti-Pops, saving the entire universe.]]

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** "A Regular Epic Final Battle" has a major one: [[spoiler:Pops. At then the end, he finally realizes how to end the [[EternalRecurrence endless cycle]] of fighting between him and Anti-Pops: by not fighting. Instead, he goes to his brother and hugs him while flying them both into a star. As Mordecai and Rigby watch helplessly, Pops reassures them that this is a happy ending before he incinerates himself and Anti-Pops, saving the entire universe.]]
24th Aug '17 6:24:20 PM regulardude94
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** "A Regular Show Epic Final Battle" has a major one: [[spoiler:Pops. At then end, he finally realizes how to end the [[EternalRecurrence endless cycle]] of fighting between him and Anti-Pops: by not fighting. Instead, he goes to his brother and hugs him while flying them both into a star. As Mordecai and Rigby watch helplessly, Pops reassures them that this is a happy ending before he incinerates himself and Anti-Pops, saving the entire universe.]]

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** "A Regular Show Epic Final Battle" has a major one: [[spoiler:Pops. At then end, he finally realizes how to end the [[EternalRecurrence endless cycle]] of fighting between him and Anti-Pops: by not fighting. Instead, he goes to his brother and hugs him while flying them both into a star. As Mordecai and Rigby watch helplessly, Pops reassures them that this is a happy ending before he incinerates himself and Anti-Pops, saving the entire universe.]]
21st Aug '17 8:46:40 AM thatmadork
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* Non-lethally in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. In "Mikey's Pants", [[BigFun Mikey]] rips his pants open and has to personally go to the despicable old teacher Ms. Finster to get them resown. The rest of the boys in the group all intentionally rip their own pants to ensure that Mikey doesn't face his humiliation alone (apparently the girls doing it too was too much for the censors). King Bob takes a single open-mouthed look at the boys walking to Finster's office, [[ShamingTheMob turns to the jeering kids and shames them all into shutting up]].
-->'''King Bob:''' ENOUGH! That was the single most courageous act this playground has ever seen! We won't jeer! We will show respect.
24th Jul '17 4:05:14 PM gophergiggles
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** Fry does it yet ''again'' when the Earth is going to be destroyed by a solar flare and only 30,000 people max can fit on the escape ship: he sticks Leela's photo over his on the ticket and gives it to her, so she can get on the ship instead.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', it's revealed that Waylon Smithers Senior went into a nuclear reactor core unprotected and turned it off, in the process giving his life to save Springfield, everybody at the plant and Waylon Smithers Junior. One of the few times Mr. Burns shows any respect for any character in the series.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', it's ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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revealed that Waylon Smithers Senior went into a nuclear reactor core unprotected and turned it off, in the process giving his life to save Springfield, everybody at the plant and Waylon Smithers Junior. One of the few times Mr. Burns shows any respect for any character in the series.series.
** Another had Homer and Marge falsely accused of murder and facing the death penalty for it. Homer ultimately confesses to committing the murder by himself, knowing it will doom him to execution, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming knowing it will spare Marge]].
1st Jun '17 12:29:04 PM Siempie
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', after alerting them of their arrival and being imprisoned again, [[spoiler:Lapis Lazuli]] is coaxed by [[spoiler:[[ArcVillain Jasper]]]] to [[FusionDance fuse with her]] in order to get revenge on the Crystal Gems (the former for being imprisoned for possibly millennia, the latter out of anger for being defeated by [[spoiler:a fusion]]). To prevent Steven from being hurt again, [[spoiler:Lapis takes control of the fusion and drags them both into the ocean for (possibly) eternity]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', after ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
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alerting them of their arrival and being imprisoned again, [[spoiler:Lapis Lazuli]] is coaxed by [[spoiler:[[ArcVillain Jasper]]]] to [[FusionDance fuse with her]] in order to get revenge on the Crystal Gems (the former for being imprisoned for possibly millennia, the latter out of anger for being defeated by [[spoiler:a fusion]]). To prevent Steven from being hurt again, [[spoiler:Lapis takes control of the fusion and drags them both into the ocean for (possibly) eternity]].


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** When Steven and Lars [[spoiler: end up on Homeworld, they are suddenly attacked by shattering robonoids. Steven and the Off Colors are in severe danger, but since Lars doesn't have a gem, he's invisible to the robonoids. He uses this to his advantage as he starts [[CurbStompBattle beating them up]]. When there's only one left, he leaps on top of it and starts beating it with a pointed rock as it tries to throw him off. He jams the sharp end of the rock into its "eye", causing it to explode in mid-air. Lars gets shrapnel launched straight through his eye into his head, is thrown into a wall and falls thirty feet to the ground. Needless to say, he doesn't survive (at least not until Steven revives him).]]
21st May '17 11:05:26 AM H2SO4
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** [[spoiler:After Aku decides to broadcast Jack's execution in an attempt to cower the world into submission, conveniently giving an explanation of Jack's mission in the process, it backfires, bringing an army of his allies down upon him, which is clearly a suicide mission ''and'' a MortonsFork. (Possibility One, they get crushed by Aku; Possibility Two, they succeed, rescue Jack, but will end with many of them dead after Jack slays Aku in the present; Possibility Three, they succeed in rescuing Jack and are erased from existence when he succeeds in the past. Clearly, the latter two are considered better than the alternative.)]]
** [[spoiler: Ashi does so too, aiding Jack in returning home by harnessing her father's powers, and as a result, undoes her birth and causes herself to be RetGone.]]

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** [[spoiler:After Aku decides to broadcast Jack's execution in an attempt to cower the world into submission, conveniently giving an explanation of Jack's mission in the process, it backfires, bringing an army of his allies down upon him, which is clearly a suicide mission ''and'' a MortonsFork. (Possibility One, they get crushed by Aku; Possibility Two, they succeed, rescue Jack, but will end with many of them dead after Jack slays Aku in the present; Possibility Three, they succeed in rescuing Jack and are potentially erased from existence when he succeeds in the past. Clearly, the latter two are considered better than the alternative.)]]
** [[spoiler: Ashi does so too, aiding Jack in returning home by harnessing her father's powers, and as a result, undoes her birth and causes herself to be RetGone.]] Choosing this option would save more lives than slaying Aku in the present]].
21st May '17 11:02:13 AM H2SO4
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** [[spoiler:After Aku decides to broadcast Jack's execution in an attempt to cower the world into submission, conveniently giving an explanation of Jack's mission in the process, it backfires, bringing an army of his allies down upon him, which is clearly a suicide mission ''and'' a MortonsFork. (Possibility One, they get crushed by Aku; Possibility Two, the succeed, rescue Jack, and are erased from existence when he succeeds. Clearly, both are considered better than the alternative.)]]

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** [[spoiler:After Aku decides to broadcast Jack's execution in an attempt to cower the world into submission, conveniently giving an explanation of Jack's mission in the process, it backfires, bringing an army of his allies down upon him, which is clearly a suicide mission ''and'' a MortonsFork. (Possibility One, they get crushed by Aku; Possibility Two, the they succeed, rescue Jack, but will end with many of them dead after Jack slays Aku in the present; Possibility Three, they succeed in rescuing Jack and are erased from existence when he succeeds. succeeds in the past. Clearly, both the latter two are considered better than the alternative.)]]
21st May '17 10:07:04 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** After Aku decides to broadcast Jack's execution in an attempt to cower the world into submission, conveniently giving an explanation of Jack's mission in the process, it backfires, bringing an army of his allies down upon him, which is clearly a suicide mission ''and'' a MortonsFork. (Possibility One, they get crushed by Aku; Possibility Two, the succeed, rescue Jack, and are erased from existence when he succeeds. Clearly, both are considered better than the alternative.)
** Ashi does so too, aiding Jack in returning home by harnessing her father's powers, and as a result, undoes her birth and causes herself to be RetGone.

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** After [[spoiler:After Aku decides to broadcast Jack's execution in an attempt to cower the world into submission, conveniently giving an explanation of Jack's mission in the process, it backfires, bringing an army of his allies down upon him, which is clearly a suicide mission ''and'' a MortonsFork. (Possibility One, they get crushed by Aku; Possibility Two, the succeed, rescue Jack, and are erased from existence when he succeeds. Clearly, both are considered better than the alternative.)
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** [[spoiler: Ashi does so too, aiding Jack in returning home by harnessing her father's powers, and as a result, undoes her birth and causes herself to be RetGone.]]
21st May '17 10:06:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' does it twice in the GrandFinale:
** After Aku decides to broadcast Jack's execution in an attempt to cower the world into submission, conveniently giving an explanation of Jack's mission in the process, it backfires, bringing an army of his allies down upon him, which is clearly a suicide mission ''and'' a MortonsFork. (Possibility One, they get crushed by Aku; Possibility Two, the succeed, rescue Jack, and are erased from existence when he succeeds. Clearly, both are considered better than the alternative.)
** Ashi does so too, aiding Jack in returning home by harnessing her father's powers, and as a result, undoes her birth and causes herself to be RetGone.
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