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18th Apr '17 9:42:35 PM ultimomant
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* In ''LightNovel/LordMarksmanAndVanadis'', Roland is murdered when he is trapped in a room with a swarm of bees. Later, after clearing the bees away, his killers comment on how Roland's body didn't fall over.



* In ''Film/FinalDestination1'', Billy gets his head taken off in midrant by a piece of shrapnel kicked up by the passing train that just took out Carter's car, and he stays on his feet for a {{beat}} before keeling over.

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* In ''Film/FinalDestination1'', Billy gets his head taken off in midrant mid-rant by a piece of shrapnel kicked up by the passing train that just took out Carter's car, and he stays on his feet for a {{beat}} before keeling over.



* In the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond contact Henderson is standing by a wall telling him what he knows about missing Russian and American space missions when he just suddenly stops talking. Bond grabs him, to find him stabbed in the back through the thin Japanese paper wall. It was like the knife through the wall was holding his dead body up. Counts also as DiesWideOpen, since it looks like he was just turned off.

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* In the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond Bond's contact Henderson is standing by a wall telling him what he knows about missing Russian and American space missions when he just suddenly stops talking. Bond grabs him, to find him stabbed in the back through the thin Japanese paper wall. It was like the knife through the wall was holding his dead body up. Counts also as DiesWideOpen, since it looks like he was just turned off.
10th Apr '17 11:58:57 AM eroock
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->''To each of us falls a task. All the [[GodEmperor Emperor]] asks of us [[RedShirtArmy guard]][[BadassNormal smen]], is that we [[HoldTheLine hold the line]] and die fighting. It's what we do best: we die standing.''

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->''To ->''"To each of us falls a task. All the [[GodEmperor Emperor]] asks of us [[RedShirtArmy guard]][[BadassNormal smen]], is that we [[HoldTheLine hold the line]] and die fighting. It's what we do best: we die standing.''"''
2nd Apr '17 10:12:48 PM LinTaylor
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* A HumongousMecha variation occurs in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': [[spoiler:In the final episode, Mikazuki takes major damage (to his Gundam and himself) while fighting Gjallarhorn. Finally, charges Julietta's Reginlaze and she does everything she can to stop him before he gets to her; when he gets within melee range, her sword rips off the Barbatos' cockpit hatch...and she realizes he passed out from blood loss mid-charge, and dies soon after.]]
12th Jan '17 2:09:46 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'''s hellish Eclipse arc, Guts runs up to resident BadAss Pippin, thinking he's still alive. The next panel reveals his corpse has actually been hollowed out from the back.

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'''s hellish Eclipse arc, Guts runs up to resident BadAss badass Pippin, thinking he's still alive. The next panel reveals his corpse has actually been hollowed out from the back.
7th Jan '17 12:36:58 PM Megadoomer
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** Even [[spoiler: Kokuoh, Raoh's (and later Kenshiro's) massive horse]] dies in this way towards the end of the series, dying a peaceful death in the middle of a thunderstorm.
31st Dec '16 10:44:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' Whitebeard dies standing, [[http://img13.deviantart.net/390e/i/2010/065/6/8/one_piece__death_of_whitebeard_by_sprky2008.jpg after going through a downright insane]] RasputinianDeath and proclaiming to the entire world that the One Piece exists (and thus giving a gigantic middle finger to the World Government). Considering how he was probably the most BadAss character to ever ''exist'', he clearly could not have died any other way. As a kicker, his BadAssLongcoat falls off immediately after, revealing that despite being shot, stabbed, slashed, and blown to hell pretty much everywhere else, his back didn't have so much as a scar[[note]]Minus one that was the result of a sword coming from the front THROUGH his back[[/note]]; in his ''entire life'', he ''never retreated from an enemy, not even'' '''[[TheJuggernaut One. Single. Time.]]'''

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' Whitebeard dies standing, [[http://img13.deviantart.net/390e/i/2010/065/6/8/one_piece__death_of_whitebeard_by_sprky2008.jpg after going through a downright insane]] RasputinianDeath and proclaiming to the entire world that the One Piece exists (and thus giving a gigantic middle finger to the World Government). Considering how he was probably the most BadAss badass character to ever ''exist'', he clearly could not have died any other way. As a kicker, his BadAssLongcoat falls off immediately after, revealing that despite being shot, stabbed, slashed, and blown to hell pretty much everywhere else, his back didn't have so much as a scar[[note]]Minus one that was the result of a sword coming from the front THROUGH his back[[/note]]; in his ''entire life'', he ''never retreated from an enemy, not even'' '''[[TheJuggernaut One. Single. Time.]]'''
24th Dec '16 10:34:28 AM AndyLA
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' [[spoiler:Whitebeard]] dies standing, [[http://img13.deviantart.net/390e/i/2010/065/6/8/one_piece__death_of_whitebeard_by_sprky2008.jpg after going through a downright insane]] RasputinianDeath and proclaiming to the entire world that the One Piece exists (and thus giving a gigantic middle finger to the World Government). Considering how he was probably the most BadAss character to ever ''exist'', he clearly could not have died any other way. As a kicker, his BadAssLongcoat falls off immediately after, revealing that despite being shot, stabbed, slashed, and blown to hell pretty much everywhere else, his back didn't have so much as a scar[[note]]Minus one that was the result of a sword coming from the front THROUGH his back[[/note]]; in his ''entire life'', he ''never retreated from an enemy, not even'' '''[[TheJuggernaut One. Single. Time.]]'''

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' [[spoiler:Whitebeard]] Whitebeard dies standing, [[http://img13.deviantart.net/390e/i/2010/065/6/8/one_piece__death_of_whitebeard_by_sprky2008.jpg after going through a downright insane]] RasputinianDeath and proclaiming to the entire world that the One Piece exists (and thus giving a gigantic middle finger to the World Government). Considering how he was probably the most BadAss character to ever ''exist'', he clearly could not have died any other way. As a kicker, his BadAssLongcoat falls off immediately after, revealing that despite being shot, stabbed, slashed, and blown to hell pretty much everywhere else, his back didn't have so much as a scar[[note]]Minus one that was the result of a sword coming from the front THROUGH his back[[/note]]; in his ''entire life'', he ''never retreated from an enemy, not even'' '''[[TheJuggernaut One. Single. Time.]]'''
3rd Dec '16 3:16:12 AM Morgenthaler
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This is a device used when a character is so utterly {{Badass}} that even in death they refuse to accept utter defeat. The body continues to strive for victory even when its driving will has been extinguished. This goes hand in hand with a BadassNormal or any other absurdly strong character, especially one with a CharlesAtlasSuperpower. It may be mixed with TakenForGranite, when a villain's magical body has NoOntologicalInertia and turns to stone at the moment of death. Despite the description above, this can happen to both heroic and villainous characters. In addition, this trope for some reason often tends to be paired with OffWithHisHead, and scenes where the body waves its arms around looking for the head, or walks around for a while before collapsing are common.

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This is a device used when a character is so utterly {{Badass}} badass that even in death they refuse to accept utter defeat. The body continues to strive for victory even when its driving will has been extinguished. This goes hand in hand with a BadassNormal or any other absurdly strong character, especially one with a CharlesAtlasSuperpower. It may be mixed with TakenForGranite, when a villain's magical body has NoOntologicalInertia and turns to stone at the moment of death. Despite the description above, this can happen to both heroic and villainous characters. In addition, this trope for some reason often tends to be paired with OffWithHisHead, and scenes where the body waves its arms around looking for the head, or walks around for a while before collapsing are common.
24th Nov '16 12:05:36 PM Seanette
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* Happens to [[spoiler: Margaret White]] in ''Film/{{Carie}}'' after she is [[spoiler: stabbed several times by Carrie.]]

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* Happens to [[spoiler: Margaret White]] in ''Film/{{Carie}}'' ''Film/{{Carrie}}'' after she is [[spoiler: stabbed several times by Carrie.]]
20th Nov '16 9:18:10 AM LordGro
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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfTheFaroeIslanders'': As Sigurd Thorlaksson tries to get away from the ambush on Skufoy, Leif Ossurson reaches him and gives him a wound in the vitals, yet Sigurd jumps into the boat and escapes. Thord asks Sigurd whether his wound is serious, but Sigurd does not give a clear answer. When they reach Streymoy, Sigurd leans against the boatshed wall and keeps standing there while his companions clear the boat. When they are finished, they notice that Sigurd is dead and stiff, still leaning against the boatshed wall.
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