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23rd Jul '17 6:44:54 AM Willbyr
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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': [[spoiler: Jougan and Balinbow]] make a HeroicSacrifice to save Gimmy and Darry, then they die laughing in the face of death... and take out an Anti-Spiral fleet with their death.
** [[spoiler: Kittan]] also does this, laughing about his new found Spiral power.

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': [[spoiler: Jougan ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
** [[spoiler:Jougan
and Balinbow]] make a HeroicSacrifice to save Gimmy and Darry, then they die laughing in the face of death... and take out an Anti-Spiral fleet with their death.
** [[spoiler: Kittan]] [[spoiler:Kittan]] also does this, laughing about his new found Spiral power.



* Joker venom, starting with the very first Franchise/{{Batman}} vs. ComicBook/TheJoker story. Victims die laughing with huge unnatural smiles on their faces.
** The Joker himself, after being crippled by Batman in ''[[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns The Dark Knight Returns]]'', SNAPS HIS OWN NECK BY TWISTING IT AROUND to frame his nemesis, and then dies laughing.

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Joker venom, starting with the very first Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman vs. ComicBook/TheJoker story. Victims die laughing with huge unnatural smiles on their faces.
** The Joker himself, after being crippled by Batman in ''[[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns The Dark Knight Returns]]'', ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', SNAPS HIS OWN NECK BY TWISTING IT AROUND to frame his nemesis, and then dies laughing.



* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'': Cuthbert and Roland, the last gunslingers of Gilead, are pulling a SelfDestructiveCharge to take out as many of the enemy as possible. Cuthbert loses first one eye, then the other, to enemy projectiles. And he '''still keeps laughing''', right up to the moment he falls.

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* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'': ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'':
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Cuthbert and Roland, the last gunslingers of Gilead, are pulling a SelfDestructiveCharge to take out as many of the enemy as possible. Cuthbert loses first one eye, then the other, to enemy projectiles. And he '''still keeps laughing''', right up to the moment he falls.


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21st Jul '17 4:49:34 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'', [[spoiler:Solonius]] dies laughing after Spartacus, just before giving him the final stroke, confides in him that [[spoiler:he plans to kill Solonius's enemy Batiatus as well later on]].
1st Jul '17 2:05:55 PM MeerkatMario
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* Alex Mitchell found ''Series/TheGoodies'' episode "Kung Fu Kapers" so funny he laughed non-stop for ''[[RealityIsUnrealistic 25 minutes straight]]''. The strain on his heart was such that he suffered a fatal heart attack. His widow sent Series/TheGoodies a letter thanking them for making his last moments so happy.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_hilarity#Modern_deaths_attributed_to_laughter Somebody died laughing]] while watching the scene in ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'' where Kevin Kline puts chips up Creator/MichaelPalin's nose.

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* Alex Mitchell found ''Series/TheGoodies'' episode "Kung Fu Kapers" so funny he laughed non-stop for ''[[RealityIsUnrealistic 25 minutes straight]]''. The strain on his heart was such that he suffered a fatal heart attack. His widow sent Series/TheGoodies the Goodies a letter thanking them for making his last moments so happy.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_hilarity#Modern_deaths_attributed_to_laughter Somebody literally died laughing]] while watching the scene in ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'' where Kevin Kline puts chips up Creator/MichaelPalin's nose.
25th Apr '17 9:43:54 PM The17thImmortal
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** Speaking of which, at the end of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' an incredibly dark and twisted version happens [[spoiler:when ComicBook/TheJoker dies. Batman tells the Joker that if he hadn't stabbed him, causing him to drop the Titan antidote, he would have given it to him and saved his life. To which the Joker starts laughing hysterically while coughing uncontrollably and admits that it's ActuallyPrettyFunny. [[GoOutWithASmile He then dies with an enormous smile on his face.]]]]

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** Speaking of which, at the end of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' an incredibly dark and twisted version happens [[spoiler:when ComicBook/TheJoker dies. Batman tells the Joker that if he hadn't stabbed him, him in the arm, causing him to drop the Titan antidote, he would have given it to him and saved his life. To which the Joker starts laughing hysterically while coughing uncontrollably and admits that it's ActuallyPrettyFunny. [[GoOutWithASmile He then dies with an enormous smile on his face.]]]]
5th Apr '17 6:38:00 PM Fangusu
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[[quoteright:250:[[Anime/OsomatsuSan http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pjimage_5.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:250:Her boyfriend is just ''too'' funny. [[labelnote:note]]Don't worry, she's still alive.[[/labelnote]]]]
27th Mar '17 1:05:58 PM eroock
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Sometimes when a character, especially a SadClown or PluckyComicRelief type, is facing death, they find the whole experience laugh-out-loud funny. Othertimes, [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning Their Death Is Just The Beginning]]. Or sometimes, the laughter itself is what kills them, especially if they've just been hit with ComedyAsAWeapon. Either way, that's where this trope comes in. Can also overlap with LaughingMad.

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Sometimes when a character, especially a SadClown or PluckyComicRelief type, is facing death, they find the whole experience laugh-out-loud funny. Othertimes, [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning Their Death Is Just The the Beginning]]. Or sometimes, the laughter itself is what kills them, especially if they've just been hit with ComedyAsAWeapon. Either way, that's where this trope comes in. Can also overlap with LaughingMad.
26th Mar '17 12:36:42 AM Rorosilky5
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[[quoteright:350:[[Anime/OsomatsuSan http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pjimage_5.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Her boyfriend is just ''too'' funny. [[labelnote:note]]Don't worry, she's still alive.[[/labelnote]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Her [[caption-width-right:250:Her boyfriend is just ''too'' funny. [[labelnote:note]]Don't worry, she's still alive.[[/labelnote]]]]
8th Mar '17 10:15:12 PM jormis29
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* "Die Laughing" was the title of a ''DangerMouse'' episode. In it, Baron Greenback sends the leaders of the world into fits of laughter with a gas treated with a laugh-inducing micro-organism.
* The Creator/TexAvery short "Symphony in Slang" starts with a slang-heavy hipster meeting Noah Webster at Heaven's pearly gates. With many a VisualPun used to demonstrate his story, the hipster is revealed to have literally died from laughter.

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* "Die Laughing" was the title of a ''DangerMouse'' ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' episode. In it, Baron Greenback sends the leaders of the world into fits of laughter with a gas treated with a laugh-inducing micro-organism.
* The Creator/TexAvery short "Symphony in Slang" "WesternAnimation/SymphonyInSlang" starts with a slang-heavy hipster meeting Noah Webster at Heaven's pearly gates. With many a VisualPun used to demonstrate his story, the hipster is revealed to have literally died from laughter.
23rd Jan '17 6:02:40 PM IamTheCaligula
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->'''Smart Ass''': Stop that laughin'! You know what happens when you can't stop laughin'?! [hits Psycho and Greasy with a plunger and then throws it at Stupid] One of these days, you're gonna ''die'' laughin'.

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->'''Smart -->'''Smart Ass''': Stop that laughin'! You know what happens when you can't stop laughin'?! [hits Psycho and Greasy with a plunger and then throws it at Stupid] One of these days, you're gonna ''die'' laughin'.
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