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15th Jul '16 6:07:47 PM JackG
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* A problem arises with this trope in ''Series/AgentCarter'' because the man in question can't talk due to a laryngectomy and his voice synthesizer is broken. Instead he draws a clue in the dirt next to him.
12th Jul '16 7:31:24 AM Hjortron18
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* The German Comedy ''Neues vom Wixxer'' has the eponymous serial killer shooting up the office of Scotland Yard's Commissioner from a safe distance via sniper rifle. During the shootout, a random bobby happens to walk in and exclaim, "Good news, Sir John! [The doctor says] [[TemptingFate I don't have cancer after all]]!". Then... well, [[BoomHeadshot you know]]...

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* The German Comedy ''Neues ''[[Film/DerWixxer Neues vom Wixxer'' Wixxer]]'' has the eponymous serial killer shooting up the office of Scotland Yard's Commissioner from a safe distance via sniper rifle. During the shootout, a random bobby happens to walk in and exclaim, "Good news, Sir John! [The doctor says] [[TemptingFate I don't have cancer after all]]!". Then... well, [[BoomHeadshot you know]]...
25th Jun '16 4:07:34 PM nombretomado
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* An unnamed Ta-Matoran serves this role for the Toa Inika in ''{{Bionicle}}'', as he briefly tells them about Mahri Nui before dying.

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* An unnamed Ta-Matoran serves this role for the Toa Inika in ''{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', as he briefly tells them about Mahri Nui before dying.
14th May '16 9:22:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied and played straight at the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'', where the King (who is a frog) 'dies' and revives multiple times during his FinalSpeech before actually dying. Particularly funny when a fly crawls out of his mouth and starts to fly away, only to have the King's tongue snap out and catch it before he continues.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' has a messenger who's been shot with many arrows crawl back to the Golden City and cough "One-Eye!" to the king before he dies.
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* Yoda's final function in ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' -- "There is...an...other...Sky...walk...errrrr."
** Also happens in ''AttackOfTheClones'', where Anakin's mom survives a long period of time enslaved by Sand People, only to die in Anakin's arms once rescued. Given Padme, it is clear prequel women have a strange sense of deciding when to die.

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* Yoda's final function in ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' -- "There is...an...other...Sky...walk...errrrr."
** * Also happens in ''AttackOfTheClones'', ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', where Anakin's mom survives a long period of time enslaved by Sand People, only to die in Anakin's arms once rescued. Given Padme, it is clear prequel women have a strange sense of deciding when to die.



* Satine in ''MoulinRouge'', who holds on just long enough to say her goodbyes AND THEN SOME.

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* Satine in ''MoulinRouge'', ''Film/MoulinRouge'', who holds on just long enough to say her goodbyes AND THEN SOME.



* Parodied repeatedly in the Jet Li movie ''LastHeroInChina''. After discovering the plot, a secondary character is warned that "once a seriously injured person tells a secret, they die after telling the secret.". Further attempts to reveal the secret see him wounded throughout the film. At the end of the movie, he staggers up to tell Jet Li's character who simply turns and walks away while the other characters groan and chastise him yet again.

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* Parodied repeatedly in the Jet Li movie ''LastHeroInChina''.''Film/LastHeroInChina''. After discovering the plot, a secondary character is warned that "once a seriously injured person tells a secret, they die after telling the secret.". Further attempts to reveal the secret see him wounded throughout the film. At the end of the movie, he staggers up to tell Jet Li's character who simply turns and walks away while the other characters groan and chastise him yet again.



* Parodied and played straight at the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'', where the King (who is a frog) 'dies' and revives multiple times during his FinalSpeech before actually dying. Particularly funny when a fly crawls out of his mouth and starts to fly away, only to have the King's tongue snap out and catch it before he continues.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' has a messenger who's been shot with many arrows crawl back to the Golden City and cough "One-Eye!" to the king before he dies.
14th May '16 9:20:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', where Joseph of Aramathea ''carves'' "He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the holy grail in the Castle of ''Aaarrrggghhh''" on a cave wall with his dying breath. The appearance of the Castle of Aaarrrggghhh a few scenes later may be a DoubleSubversion, or just plain silly.
** Though the way it's said, it might be a case of the guy doing the ''voiceover'' dying just before he could say the name of the castle. Not too hard to believe in a movie where a monster can be defeated by the animator for it suffering a fatal heart attack.
** Another case from ''Holy Grail'':

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* Parodied in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', where ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'':
** Parodied.
Joseph of Aramathea ''carves'' "He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the holy grail in the Castle of ''Aaarrrggghhh''" on a cave wall with his dying breath. The appearance of the Castle of Aaarrrggghhh a few scenes later may be a DoubleSubversion, or just plain silly.
** Though the way it's said, it might be a case of the guy doing the ''voiceover'' dying just before he could say the name of the castle. Not too hard to believe in a movie where a monster can be defeated by the animator for it suffering a fatal heart attack.
** Another case from ''Holy Grail'':case:



*** Subverted, because he didn't actually die. He made a point of repeatedly telling Lancelot that he was going to be okay.
*** Other 'not quite dead' characters include the old man about to be put on the cart and 'the dead prince'. They just didn't seem to quite grasp the concept of 'dead' back then...
5th Apr '16 10:48:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied (possibly a shout out to Monty Python) in ''SinCity'': The Big Fat Kill.

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* Parodied (possibly a shout out to Monty Python) in ''SinCity'': ''Film/SinCity'': The Big Fat Kill.
28th Mar '16 11:30:52 PM Pamina
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* Gilda in the final scene of ''Theatre/Rigoletto''.

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* Gilda in the final scene of ''Theatre/Rigoletto''.''Rigoletto''.
28th Mar '16 11:29:48 PM Pamina
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* [[IllGirl Violetta]] in the third act of Verdi's ''La traviata''.

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* [[IllGirl Violetta]] in the third act of Verdi's ''La traviata''.''Theatre/LaTraviata''.
* [[IllGirl Mimí]] in the fourth act of Puccini's ''Theatre/LaBoheme''.
* Tristan in the final act of Wagner's ''Tristan & Isolde''.
* Gilda in the final scene of ''Theatre/Rigoletto''.
23rd Mar '16 9:29:30 AM ObsidianFire
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* Parodied repeatedly in the Jet Li movie ''LastHeroInChina''. After discovering the plot, a secondary character is warned that [[GenreSavvy "once a seriously injured person tells a secret, they die after telling the secret."]]. Further attempts to reveal the secret see him wounded throughout the film. At the end of the movie, he staggers up to tell Jet Li's character who simply turns and walks away while the other characters groan and chastise him yet again.

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* Parodied repeatedly in the Jet Li movie ''LastHeroInChina''. After discovering the plot, a secondary character is warned that [[GenreSavvy "once a seriously injured person tells a secret, they die after telling the secret."]].". Further attempts to reveal the secret see him wounded throughout the film. At the end of the movie, he staggers up to tell Jet Li's character who simply turns and walks away while the other characters groan and chastise him yet again.



** The Tenth Doctor himself did this in "The End of Time" as he was dying of radiation poisoning -- he managed to survive just long enough to visit all of the surviving companions he'd known in that incarnation, [[GenreSavvy cleverly avoiding]] actual death by giving out no plot-relevant information besides supplying Jack with the name of the guy sitting next to him in a bar. Of course, once he started dying really ''badly'', he went ahead and traveled to 2005 and hinted to Rose that later that year she'd be traveling with [[TheNthDoctor his previous incarnation]]. That seemed to have finished him off.

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** The Tenth Doctor himself did this in "The End of Time" as he was dying of radiation poisoning -- he managed to survive just long enough to visit all of the surviving companions he'd known in that incarnation, [[GenreSavvy cleverly avoiding]] avoiding actual death by giving out no plot-relevant information besides supplying Jack with the name of the guy sitting next to him in a bar. Of course, once he started dying really ''badly'', he went ahead and traveled to 2005 and hinted to Rose that later that year she'd be traveling with [[TheNthDoctor his previous incarnation]]. That seemed to have finished him off.



* Parodied in ''Framed!'': Derek has some vital information to pass on to Frank, but he's been lethally wounded and is GenreSavvy enough to know that he'll die once he's said his piece. He opts to keep his mouth shut instead, just to survive.

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* Parodied in ''Framed!'': Derek has some vital information to pass on to Frank, but he's been lethally wounded and is GenreSavvy smart enough to know that he'll die once he's said his piece. He opts to keep his mouth shut instead, just to survive.
4th Mar '16 2:38:25 PM Doug86
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* In his ''[[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Uncanny X-Men #424]]'' review, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] notes the length of Father Whitney's FinalSpeech. A picture of his tombstone reads, "Father Whitney PlotDevice and Preacher. Also, Angelo."

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* In his ''[[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} ''[[Comicbook/XMen Uncanny X-Men #424]]'' review, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] notes the length of Father Whitney's FinalSpeech. A picture of his tombstone reads, "Father Whitney PlotDevice and Preacher. Also, Angelo."
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