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31st Jan '17 9:43:15 AM SoapheadChurch
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* There's Prometheus, whose opponents are the Greek gods. They are not exactly villains, but certainly powerful and unforgiving foes to have.
** Arguable, since Prometheus is later freed by Hercules and the gods eventually just leave him alone.
*** You spend a few generations getting your liver pecked out by an eagle on a daily basis just for giving humans the ability to cook meat and keep warm - I think he qualifies.

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* There's Prometheus, whose opponents are the Greek gods. They are not exactly villains, but certainly powerful and unforgiving foes to have.
** Arguable, since Prometheus
have. He is later freed by Hercules and the gods eventually just leave him alone.
*** You spend a few generations getting your liver pecked out by an eagle on a daily basis just for giving humans
alone, but the ability to cook meat and keep warm - I think he qualifies.image of his torture on the rock is the most enduring in popular culture.
13th Jan '17 8:19:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Mistborn}}'' has a couple of cases. First the Skaa rebellion, which is purposefully trying to invoke this trope to inspire the masses to revolt, and second, [[spoiler:Kelsier]] who was also intentionally invoking this trope, but had a better plan for it.

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* ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' has a couple of cases. First the Skaa rebellion, which is purposefully trying to invoke this trope to inspire the masses to revolt, and second, [[spoiler:Kelsier]] who was also intentionally invoking this trope, but had a better plan for it.
12th Jan '17 1:23:24 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ned Stark is remembered by many as a good man undone by the DeadlyDecadentCourt.
7th Jan '17 1:40:42 PM SteveMB
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* The concept is occasionally used in game victory conditions for initial setups where one side is much weaker but is considered to "win" if it is played well enough to inflict a certain level of damage and/or delay on the superior enemy forces.
13th Dec '16 6:35:56 AM TotemicHero
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9th Dec '16 8:29:20 PM TotemicHero
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* In the music video for MyChemicalRomance's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTgnDLWeeaM "SING"]], all of the heroes, or Killjoys, as they are known in the story, are [[spoiler:shot by either the main antagonist, Korse, or his army of Draculoids]], save for the youngest of the group, played by Grace Clark.

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* In the music video for MyChemicalRomance's Music/{{My Chemical Romance}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTgnDLWeeaM "SING"]], all of the heroes, or Killjoys, as they are known in the story, are [[spoiler:shot by either the main antagonist, Korse, or his army of Draculoids]], save for the youngest of the group, played by Grace Clark.
23rd Nov '16 3:15:28 PM StarSword
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* Arbron and the Mountain Taxxons in the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' SpinOff ''The Andalite Chronicles''. Arbron is trapped in Taxxon morph and leads an uprising against the Yeerks on the Taxxon homeworld, which fails but provides cover for Elfangor to steal a ship and get off-planet. [[spoiler:Arbron himself actually survives and leads a Taxxon resistance movement that lasts into the late stages of the main series; the Taxxons are ultimately freed from the Yeerks and morph themselves into snakes to escape their eternal hunger.]]



* Legate Damar in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. He begins the military rebellion, inspires the grassroots civilian uprising even after his forces are crushed and defeated, but dies in the final battle to free their homeworld.

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* Legate Damar ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** A Bajoran priestess hangs herself
in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. He begins protest of the military rebellion, inspires Dominion during the grassroots civilian uprising even after occupation of Deep Space 9 at the start of season 6. This galvanizes the main characters remaining aboard (mainly Kira and Rom) to start sabotaging the occupiers.
** {{Defied}} to much controversy among the fandom in "In the Pale Moonlight". Sisko ultimately ''refuses'' to be a Doomed Moral Victor, deciding that the survival and independence of the Alpha and Beta Quadrant nations as sovereign states trumps compromising
his forces are crushed morality. [[spoiler:He covers up Garak's murder of a Romulan senator and defeated, but dies in FrameUp of the final battle Dominion as having tried to free their homeworld.silence the senator before he could reveal a planned invasion of Romulan space, thereby bringing the Romulan Star Empire into the war on the Federation's side.]]


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** Legate Damar for the Cardassian resistance against the Dominion. He begins the military rebellion, inspires the grassroots civilian uprising even after his forces are crushed and defeated, but dies in the final battle to free their homeworld.
20th Nov '16 7:28:35 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:320:[[BlackComedy Hang in there, buddy]].]]
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17th Oct '16 1:00:37 PM ZombieAladdin
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** In a broader sense, an incident like this is part of the series's premise: The legendary pirate captain Gold Roger, having been captured by the World Government and to be publicly executed, rather confidently tells the audience below that his treasure still exists and that anyone who finds it first can have it. This inspires huge amounts of people to go looking for it or to otherwise become pirates, creating a level of anarchy tthat the World Government, 22 years later, is still struggling with.
2nd Sep '16 8:35:09 AM Willbyr
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* Happens at least twice in ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', and used as a TearJerker both times. [[spoiler:Shuu]] dies after being forced to complete Souther's pyramid to protect his village, and [[spoiler:Fudoh]]'s heroic final stand against Raoh.

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* Happens at least twice in ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', and used as a TearJerker both times. [[spoiler:Shuu]] dies after being forced to complete Souther's pyramid to protect his village, and [[spoiler:Fudoh]]'s heroic final stand against Raoh.



* A non-death example: In ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown will always go after that football. He knows he will fail, and so does the audience. In 50 years, he has never kicked that football, going through every trope of failure under the sun. Yet still he tries. In the end, he is the one the audience roots for, because the alternative is just giving up and not trying at all.

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* A non-death example: In ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' Charlie Brown will always go after that football. He knows he will fail, and so does the audience. In 50 years, he has never kicked that football, going through every trope of failure under the sun. Yet still he tries. In the end, he is the one the audience roots for, because the alternative is just giving up and not trying at all.
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