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* Happens to [[spoiler: King Candy/Turbo]], the BigBad of ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. The climax sees him merging with a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Cy-Bug]], and being defeated by Ralph exploiting a piece of Cy-Bug programming, [[spoiler: namely, that they are programmed to always go towards bright lights, even if said bright light comes from an erupting volcano]]. He alternates between straight following the Cy-Bug programming and protesting, [[spoiler: with the shift being marked by a change between his King Candy disguise and his true appearance as Turbo]]. It's his true, protesting self that's in charge when [[spoiler: the volcano vaporizes him]].
* Towards the end of ''[[Anime/DigimonTheMovie Digimon: The Movie]]'', Kokomon turned into his pure, virus-free form shortly before disappearing. He gets better.

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* Happens to [[spoiler: King Candy/Turbo]], the BigBad of ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. The climax sees him merging with a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Cy-Bug]], and being defeated by Ralph exploiting a piece of Cy-Bug programming, [[spoiler: namely, that they are programmed to always go towards bright lights, even if said bright light comes from an erupting volcano]]. He alternates between straight following the Cy-Bug programming and protesting, [[spoiler: with the shift being marked by a change between his King Candy disguise and his true appearance as Turbo]]. It's his true, protesting self that's in charge when [[spoiler: the volcano vaporizes him]].
* Towards the end of ''[[Anime/DigimonTheMovie Digimon: The Movie]]'', Kokomon turned into his pure, virus-free form shortly before disappearing. He gets better.
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* Towards the end of ''[[Anime/DigimonTheMovie Digimon: The Movie]]'', Kokomon turned into his pure, virus-free form shortly before disappearing. He gets better.
* In''WesternAnimation/MuneGuardianOfTheMoon,'' the BigBad, Necross, was once a hero and guardian until something went wrong. The protagonist, Mune, realizes that he's had a [[LightIsNotGood Corruptor]] wound around his heart the entire time, and tears it away. Briefly, Necross morphs back into his original form before dying.
* Happens to [[spoiler: King Candy/Turbo]], the BigBad of ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. The climax sees him merging with a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Cy-Bug]], and being defeated by Ralph exploiting a piece of Cy-Bug programming, [[spoiler: namely, that they are programmed to always go towards bright lights, even if said bright light comes from an erupting volcano]]. He alternates between straight following the Cy-Bug programming and protesting, [[spoiler: with the shift being marked by a change between his King Candy disguise and his true appearance as Turbo]]. It's his true, protesting self that's in charge when [[spoiler: the volcano vaporizes him]].



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* In the first ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'', [[spoiler: Frank]] does this by turning on the morgue crematorium and climbing inside, having just seen [[spoiler: Freddy]] give in to the pain and become another brain-eating zombie. That he's doing this to try and preserve his humanity through his destruction is obvious; he solemnly removes his wedding ring, kisses it and hangs it up, then offers a short prayer to be forgiven before immolating himself.
* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** Although he had just tried to kill Spider-Man, Green Goblin's last words show some of Norman's humanity peeking through.
--->'''Norman:''' Peter... don't tell Harry.
** Dr. Octopus in ''Film/SpiderMan2'': "I will not die a monster!"
* ''Film/FrightNight1985''. After "Evil" Ed Thompson is converted into a vampire and turns on his friends, one of the characters presses a cross into his forehead, [[HolyBurnsEvil branding him]]. After he's killed by a wooden stake in the heart, the forehead brand disappears and his face relaxes, indicating that he's finally at peace. [[spoiler: Subverted; in the end and the later canon comics, he's not dead, he's still a vampire, and still a bit of a creep.]]
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Anakin Skywalker's final wish [[RedemptionEqualsDeath before dying]] is that his son remove his mask so he can look at him "with [his] own eyes". And he does: his eyes are not the red-ringed sulfur-yellow of a Sith, but the blue eyes he had as a Jedi.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': Lady Deathstrike is kept under Stryker's control by use of a formula which periodically has to be renewed, as indicated by her irises changing color. She has a fight to the death with Wolverine which ends when he injects her body with liquid adamantium--moments before the formula wears off. We see her eyes change, and she looks at him before dying.
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': The Phoenix transforms from a nasty veined, green-grey skinned demon with black eyes to her regular self; Jean Grey smiles peacefully when Logan kills her.
* The alternate ending of ''Film/DisturbingBehavior'' has this happening to [[spoiler:Gavin]]. In his last words, he laments the fact that he'll never get to meet his idol, [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]].
* [[spoiler:Russell]] in 2010 remake of ''Film/TheCrazies'' realizes that he's going to succumb to the craziness soon and goes down in a HeroicSacrifice to buy time for his friends.

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* A variation in ''Film/BladeII''. [[DarkActionGirl Nyssa]] has been bitten by Nomak and is succumbing to TheVirus. Per her request, Blade gently carries her out into the sunlight, allowing her to die as a vampire.
** Priest asks for this earlier in the film, but it's too late.
* In the first ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'', [[spoiler: Frank]] does this by turning on the morgue crematorium and climbing inside, having just seen [[spoiler: Freddy]] give in to the pain and become another brain-eating zombie. That he's doing this to try and preserve his ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'', The Professor has a lapse of humanity through his destruction is obvious; he solemnly removes his wedding ring, kisses it and hangs it up, then offers a short prayer to be forgiven shortly before immolating himself.
* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** Although
he had just tried dies in order to kill Spider-Man, Green Goblin's last words show some of Norman's humanity peeking through.
--->'''Norman:''' Peter... don't tell Harry.
** Dr. Octopus in ''Film/SpiderMan2'': "I will not die a monster!"
* ''Film/FrightNight1985''. After "Evil" Ed Thompson is converted into a vampire and turns on his friends, one of
deliver the characters presses a cross into his forehead, [[HolyBurnsEvil branding him]]. After he's killed by a wooden stake in the heart, the forehead brand disappears and his face relaxes, indicating that he's finally ArcWords to Jason: "Look at peace. [[spoiler: Subverted; in the end and the later canon comics, he's not dead, he's still a vampire, and still a bit of a creep.]]
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Anakin Skywalker's final wish [[RedemptionEqualsDeath before dying]] is that his son remove his mask so he can look
us. Look at him "with [his] own eyes". And he does: his eyes are not the red-ringed sulfur-yellow of a Sith, but the blue eyes he had as a Jedi.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': Lady Deathstrike is kept under Stryker's control by use of a formula which periodically has to be renewed, as indicated by her irises changing color. She has a fight to the death with Wolverine which ends when he injects her body with liquid adamantium--moments before the formula wears off. We see her eyes change, and she looks at him before dying.
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': The Phoenix transforms from a nasty veined, green-grey skinned demon with black eyes to her regular self; Jean Grey smiles peacefully when Logan kills her.
* The alternate ending of ''Film/DisturbingBehavior'' has this happening to [[spoiler:Gavin]]. In his last words, he laments the fact that he'll never get to meet his idol, [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]].
* [[spoiler:Russell]] in 2010 remake of ''Film/TheCrazies'' realizes that he's going to succumb to the craziness soon and goes down in a HeroicSacrifice to buy time for his friends.
what they make you give."



* In ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'', when the Wolfman is fatally wounded, he turns back into a human and manages to whisper "Thank you" before expiring.
* In ''Film/TronLegacy'', [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Rinzler]]]] turns out to be the corrupted [[spoiler:Tron]] who has a HeelRealization and commits a HeroicSacrifice. As he is drowning, his TronLines change from red to blue.
* [[spoiler: Zartan]] in ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' reverts back to his real self after being impaled by [[spoiler: Storm Shadow]].
* In ''Film/VanHelsing'', the title character kills Mr. Hyde, who turns back into Dr. Jekyll right before he dies. Apparently, this trope applies to many of the monsters Van Helsing kills, which causes some people to consider him a murderer.

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* In ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'', when [[spoiler:Russell]] in 2010 remake of ''Film/TheCrazies'' realizes that he's going to succumb to the Wolfman is fatally wounded, craziness soon and goes down in a HeroicSacrifice to buy time for his friends.
* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' subverts this with Roger. Rather than accept Peter's offer to kill him as a human, Roger chooses to succumb because
he turns "wants to try to not come back into a human as one". [[spoiler:He reanimates and manages is shot.]]
* The alternate ending of ''Film/DisturbingBehavior'' has this happening
to whisper "Thank you" before expiring.
*
[[spoiler:Gavin]]. In ''Film/TronLegacy'', [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Rinzler]]]] turns out to be his last words, he laments the corrupted [[spoiler:Tron]] who has a HeelRealization and commits a HeroicSacrifice. As he is drowning, fact that he'll never get to meet his TronLines change from red to blue.
idol, [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]].
* ''{{Film/Doom}}'': [[spoiler: Zartan]] in ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' reverts back to his real self after being impaled by Goat]] realizes he's turning into a zombie, and kills himself. [[spoiler: Storm Shadow]].
* In ''Film/VanHelsing'', the title character kills Mr. Hyde, who turns back into Dr. Jekyll right
He crosses himself]] before he dies. Apparently, this trope applies to many of bashing his head fatally against the monsters Van Helsing kills, which causes some people to consider him a murderer.wall, showing that he was still himself at the time.



* A variation in ''Film/BladeII''. [[DarkActionGirl Nyssa]] has been bitten by Nomak and is succumbing to TheVirus. Per her request, Blade gently carries her out into the sunlight, allowing her to die as a vampire.
** Priest asks for this earlier in the film, but it's too late.
* At the end of the 2010 version of ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' Gwen fatally shoots Lawrence. As he lays dying [[ThisWasHisTrueForm he reverts to human form]] and thanks Gwen for doing what needed to be done.
* ''Film/TheInvisibleMan'' becomes visible again when he dies.

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* A variation in ''Film/BladeII''. [[DarkActionGirl Nyssa]] has been bitten by Nomak and ''Film/FrightNight1985''. After "Evil" Ed Thompson is succumbing to TheVirus. Per her request, Blade gently carries her out converted into a vampire and turns on his friends, one of the sunlight, allowing her to die as characters presses a vampire.
** Priest asks for this earlier
cross into his forehead, [[HolyBurnsEvil branding him]]. After he's killed by a wooden stake in the film, but it's too late.
* At
heart, the forehead brand disappears and his face relaxes, indicating that he's finally at peace. [[spoiler:Subverted in the end of and the 2010 version later canon comics, he's not dead, he's still a vampire, and still a bit of ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' Gwen fatally shoots Lawrence. As he lays dying [[ThisWasHisTrueForm he a creep.]]
* [[spoiler:Zartan]] in ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''
reverts back to human form]] his real self after being impaled by [[spoiler:Storm Shadow]].
* ''Film/HarbingerDown'': The Harbinger's captain gets infected
and thanks Gwen for doing what needed orders one of the others to keep him covered with the [[KillItWithIce spray tank of liquid nitrogen]]. Eventually he begs to be done.
* ''Film/TheInvisibleMan'' becomes visible again when
frozen now rather than wait for the infection to take its course. [[spoiler:Unfortunately the monster that infected him is NotQuiteDead and kills the man with the tank before he dies. can do so.]]



* Tear Jerker of a film ''Film/TheNotebook'' is based around the fact that people with dementia occasionally experience moments of clarity which can be comforting if slightly disturbing for the family. It's one of the most depressing chick flicks ever.
* In ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'', The Professor has a lapse of humanity shortly before he dies in order to deliver the ArcWords to Jason: "Look at us. Look at what they make you give."
* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' subverts this with Roger. Rather than accept Peter's offer to kill him as a human, Roger chooses to succumb because he "wants to try to not come back as one". [[spoiler:He reanimates and is shot.]]

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* Tear Jerker of a film ''Film/TheNotebook'' is based around the fact that people with dementia occasionally experience moments of clarity which can be comforting if slightly disturbing for the family. ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Kind of. It's one of the most depressing chick flicks ever.
* In ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'', The Professor has a lapse of humanity shortly before he dies in order to deliver the ArcWords to Jason: "Look at us. Look at
what Peeta wanted. If he was going to die in the arena, he didn't want the Games to change who he was, like they make you give."
* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' subverts this
often did with Roger. Rather than accept Peter's offer to kill him as a human, Roger chooses to succumb because other tributes.
* ''Film/TheInvisibleMan'' becomes visible again when
he "wants to try to not come back as one". [[spoiler:He reanimates and is shot.]]dies.



* ''Film/HarbingerDown'': The Harbinger's captain gets infected and orders one of the others to keep him covered with the [[KillItWithIce spray tank of liquid nitrogen]]. Eventually he begs to be frozen now rather than wait for the infection to take its course. [[spoiler:Unfortunately the monster that infected him is NotQuiteDead and kills the man with the tank before he can do so.]]
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Kind of. It's what Peeta wanted. If he was going to die in the arena, he didn't want the Games to change who he was, like they often did with other tributes.



* In''WesternAnimation/MuneGuardianOfTheMoon,'' the BigBad, Necross, was once a hero and guardian until something went wrong. The protagonist, Mune, realizes that he's had a [[LightIsNotGood Corruptor]] wound around his heart the entire time, and tears it away. Briefly, Necross morphs back into his original form before dying.
* {{Film/Warcraft}}: Before dying, [[spoiler:Medivh]] returns to his human form and has a final chance of redemption by [[spoiler: opening a portal do Stormwind in the middle of the orcs' camp, allowing the human prisoners to escape.]]
* {{Film/Doom}}: [[spoiler: Goat]] realizes he's turning into a zombie, and kills himself. [[spoiler: He crosses himself]] before bashing his head fatally against the wall, showing that he was still himself at the time.

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* In''WesternAnimation/MuneGuardianOfTheMoon,'' In ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'', when the BigBad, Necross, was once Wolfman is fatally wounded, he turns back into a hero human and guardian until something went wrong. The protagonist, Mune, realizes manages to whisper "Thank you" before expiring.
* Tear Jerker of a film ''Film/TheNotebook'' is based around the fact
that people with dementia occasionally experience moments of clarity which can be comforting if slightly disturbing for the family. It's one of the most depressing chick flicks ever.
* In the first ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'', [[spoiler: Frank]] does this by turning on the morgue crematorium and climbing inside, having just seen [[spoiler: Freddy]] give in to the pain and become another brain-eating zombie. That
he's doing this to try and preserve his humanity through his destruction is obvious; he solemnly removes his wedding ring, kisses it and hangs it up, then offers a short prayer to be forgiven before immolating himself.
* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** Although he
had just tried to kill Spider-Man, Green Goblin's last words show some of Norman's humanity peeking through.
--->'''Norman:''' Peter... don't tell Harry.
** Dr. Octopus in ''Film/SpiderMan2'': "I will not die
a [[LightIsNotGood Corruptor]] wound around monster!"
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Anakin Skywalker's final wish [[RedemptionEqualsDeath before dying]] is that
his heart son remove his mask so he can look at him "with [his] own eyes". And he does: his eyes are not the entire time, red-ringed sulphur-yellow of a Sith, but the blue eyes he had as a Jedi.
* In ''Film/TronLegacy'', [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Rinzler]]]] turns out to be the corrupted [[spoiler:Tron]] who has a HeelRealization
and tears it away. Briefly, Necross morphs commits a HeroicSacrifice. As he is drowning, his TronLines change from red to blue.
* In ''Film/VanHelsing'', the title character kills Mr. Hyde, who turns
back into his original form Dr. Jekyll right before dying.
he dies. Apparently, this trope applies to many of the monsters Van Helsing kills, which causes some people to consider him a murderer.
* {{Film/Warcraft}}: ''{{Film/Warcraft}}'': Before dying, [[spoiler:Medivh]] returns to his human form and has a final chance of redemption by [[spoiler: opening a portal do to Stormwind in the middle of the orcs' camp, allowing the human prisoners to escape.]]
* {{Film/Doom}}: [[spoiler: Goat]] realizes he's turning into a zombie, and kills himself. [[spoiler: He crosses himself]] before bashing his head At the end of the 2010 version of ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' Gwen fatally against shoots Lawrence. As he lays dying [[ThisWasHisTrueForm he reverts to human form]] and thanks Gwen for doing what needed to be done.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': Lady Deathstrike is kept under Stryker's control by use of a formula which periodically has to be renewed, as indicated by her irises changing color. She has a fight to
the wall, showing that death with Wolverine which ends when he was still himself at injects her body with liquid adamantium--moments before the time.formula wears off. We see her eyes change, and she looks at him before dying.
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': The Phoenix transforms from a nasty veined, green-grey skinned demon with black eyes to her regular self; Jean Grey smiles peacefully when Logan kills her.



* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** "Visage": [[spoiler:Tina Greer]] dies as herself after her KarmicDeath.
** "Eternal", Davis tries to convince Chloe into doing a MercyKill, but she couldn't bring herself to do it. When Clark crashes in, [[spoiler:Doomsday starts to emerge]], and the fear for Clark's life overcame her guilt and she pulled the lever. Davis turns back to being himself as he dies. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, it doesn't stick.]]
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Padmasambhava in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen The Abominable Snowmen]]", released from the grip of the Great Intelligence and finally able to pass on in peace...
--> ''At last...my soul is freed. Thank you for returning, Doctor, and...saving me from myself.''
** In The Age of Steel, The Doctor detroys all the cybermen's emotional inhibitors, causing them to remember their humanity and realise what they've become, which in turn causes their heads to explode.
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants The Mutants]]'', Varan and his warrior clan choose this rather than await the mutation that has taken over the other inhabitants of their planet, charging the Overlords' space station to certain death.
** [[CatFolk Cheetah Person]] Karra in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Survival]]" reverts to human form as she dies, and has time for a few last words with Ace.

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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** "Visage": [[spoiler:Tina Greer]] dies as herself after
A borderline example occurs in ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', when the dying BigBad reverts to her KarmicDeath.
** "Eternal", Davis tries to convince Chloe into doing
original, non-evil persona.
* Londo's death in ''Series/BabylonFive''; he's had
a MercyKill, but she couldn't bring herself to do it. When Clark crashes in, [[spoiler:Doomsday starts to emerge]], and keeper on his neck keeping him controlled for the fear for Clark's life overcame her guilt and she pulled the lever. Davis turns back to being last 18 years or so. Only in rare times does it let him free as himself for a few minutes or hours, usually if he gets drunk. Takes the form of ProphecyTwist as he dies. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, it doesn't stick.]]
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Padmasambhava
had a vision when he was very young of him being strangled to death by G'Kar, as shown in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen The Abominable Snowmen]]", released from the grip of the Great Intelligence and finally able to pass on in peace...
--> ''At last...my soul is freed. Thank you for returning, Doctor, and...saving me from myself.''
** In The Age of Steel, The Doctor detroys all the cybermen's emotional inhibitors, causing them to remember their humanity and realise what they've become, which in turn causes their heads to explode.
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants The Mutants]]'', Varan and his warrior clan choose this
first episode, but rather than await being an act of hatred it's an old friend carrying out a MercyKill.
** A variation in "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars": A 1984-style dystopia is using holographic simulations, endowed with
the mutation forms and (initially) the personalities of Sheridan, Delenn, Franklin and Garibaldi, to make a propaganda film discrediting the Interstellar Alliance. Rather than allow the film to be released and tarnish the legacy of his long-deceased friends, the Garibaldi hologram hacks into the system and broadcasts the plan, as well as the location of the secret base where the film's being made, to the enemies of the people making it. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:this starts a nuclear war, although it was implied to be about to start anyway, and Garibaldi made sure the good guys got the first shot]].
* In ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'', [[spoiler:Lauren]] begs for an [[ICannotSelfTerminate assisted suicide]] with this as justification. She says
that pretty soon the girl who was afraid her parents catching her smoking won't be there anymore.
* There's a ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'' episode called "The Dark Gate" in which one of Adam's friends
has taken over lost his mind and started stealing cattle and abusing his wife. The poor man dies at the other inhabitants of their planet, charging the Overlords' space station to certain death.
** [[CatFolk Cheetah Person]] Karra in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Survival]]" reverts to human form as she dies, and has time for
end, but when he does he acts like somebody waking up from a few last words with Ace.long nightmarish sleep.



** Spike's Mum, in the much much later (Season 7, near the end) ep "Lies My Parents Told Me". With particular reference to the moment of grateful self-recovery.

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** Spike's Mum, in the much much, much later (Season 7, near the end) ep "Lies My Parents Told Me". With particular reference to the moment of grateful self-recovery.self-recovery.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Padmasambhava in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen "The Abominable Snowmen"]], released from the grip of the Great Intelligence and finally able to pass on in peace...
-->"At last... my soul is freed. Thank you for returning, Doctor, and... saving me from myself."
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants "The Mutants"]], Varan and his warrior clan choose this rather than await the mutation that has taken over the other inhabitants of their planet, charging the Overlords' space station to certain death.
** [[CatFolk Cheetah Person]] Karra in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival "Survival"]] reverts to human form as she dies, and has time for a few last words with Ace.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]], the Doctor detroys all the Cybermen's emotional inhibitors, causing them to remember their humanity and realise what they've become, which in turn causes their heads to explode.



* [=MechaZamusha=] in the ''Series/UltramanMebius'' Ghost Reverse Gaiden tells Mebius to kill him before [[spoiler:he becomes a revived Empera]].

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* [=MechaZamusha=] ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Implied
in the ''Series/UltramanMebius'' Ghost Reverse Gaiden tells Mebius Season 6 finale. [[spoiler:When [[PuppetKing King Tommen]] sees the Great Sept explode, with his wife Queen Margaery, her brother Loras, their father Mace Tyrell, Kevan Lannister, the High Sparrow and several hundreds of people inside, destroying part of King's Landing with wildfire, he takes off his crown before jumping off a window, dying as Tommen Baratheon instead of as King of the Seven Kingdoms.]]
** WordOfGod has confirmed that Bran's warging wore off by the time that Hodor actually held the door against the Wights. Hodor therefore chose to hold off the Wights and allow Bran and Meera to escape of his own free will. His last thoughts were even that of happiness, knowing he managed to save his friends' lives.
* In ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' episode "Retribution", the mad Captain Sawyer seems to regain his sanity when Wellard enters the cabin, intending
to kill him so that he won't name either Hornblower or Kennedy as the man who pushed him. Sawyer confronts this calmly and admits that Wellard is worthy of respect. Though Wellard can't go through with it, the Spanish break in moments later and Sawyer stands side-by-side with Wellard, calling him a brave lad just before [[spoiler:he becomes a revived Empera]].they're both shot down.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** In season 4, Dean says that at least Sam will "die as a human" if [[spoiler:the demon blood detox]] kills him.
** Also happened back in Season 1. Meg, possessing an innocent human woman at the time, was thrown out a several story high window but her powers kept the body alive. Episodes later, Dean and Sam exorcise Meg out of her body and she thanks them right before dying from the injuries.
** In season 9, after being branded with the Mark of Cain in episode 11, Dean is corrupted by its influence and slowly becomes AxCrazy. In the season finale, after he's fatally wounded by Metatron and [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in Sam's arms]], Dean admits he's actually relieved to be dying because the Mark "was turning me into something I don't wanna be." Unfortunately, dying is the final step in doing just that, and Dean is subsequently [[CameBackWrong resurrected as a demon]].
* A borderline example occurs in ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', when the dying BigBad reverts to her original, non-evil persona.
* Londo's death in ''Series/BabylonFive''; he's had a keeper on his neck keeping him controlled for the last 18 years or so. Only in rare times does it let him free as himself for a few minutes or hours, usually if he gets drunk. Takes the form of ProphecyTwist as he had a vision when he was very young of him being strangled to death by G'Kar, as shown in the first episode, but rather than being an act of hatred it's an old friend carrying out a MercyKill.
** A variation in ''The Deconstruction of Falling Stars'': A 1984-style dystopia is using holographic simulations, endowed with the forms and (initially) the personalities of Sheridan, Delenn, Franklin and Garibaldi, to make a propaganda film discrediting the Interstellar Alliance. Rather than allow the film to be released and tarnish the legacy of his long-deceased friends, the Garibaldi hologram hacks into the system and broadcasts the plan, as well as the location of the secret base where the film's being made, to the enemies of the people making it. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:this starts a nuclear war, although it was implied to about to start anyway, and Garibaldi made sure the good guys got the first shot]].
* An example from ''Series/RescueMe'' may apply, though it does not involve death. Chief Jerry Reilly's beloved wife is rapidly deteriorating due to Alzheimer's disease. For weeks, she's been calling him "Bud," her brother's name. After she tries to kill herself while he's out, he realizes that he can no longer care for her properly and commits her to a nursing home for Alzheimer's patients. After he says goodbye to her and begins walking away, she calls after him on the verge of tears, [[TearJerker "Jerry!"]]
* There's a ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'' episode called "The Dark Gate" in which one of Adam's friends has lost his mind and started stealing cattle and abusing his wife. The poor man dies at the end, but when he does he acts like somebody waking up from a long nightmarish sleep.
* Subverted tragically in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Collective", where the oldest leader of a group of Borg children disconnected from collective continues to remains stubbornly loyal to the Borg after the other children begin to regain their individuality. When he is electrocuted, his last words are: "We are Borg".
* In ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'', [[spoiler:Lauren]] begs for an [[ICannotSelfTerminate assisted suicide]] with this as justification. She says that pretty soon the girl who was afraid her parents catching her smoking won't be there anymore.
* In ''Series/TwinPeaks'' it is eventually revealed that Laura is killed by Bob because she refuses to allow herself to be corrupted by him and do the Black Lodge spirit's will. James mentions that on the night she died, she had some sort of breakdown in front of him, and when she came out of it she was "the same old Laura", who then proceeds to go off and allow herself to be killed.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
**
In season 4, Dean says that at least Sam will "die as a human" if [[spoiler:the demon blood detox]] kills him.
** Also happened back in Season 1. Meg, possessing an innocent human woman at the time, was thrown out a several story high window but her powers kept the body alive. Episodes later, Dean and Sam exorcise Meg out of her body and she thanks them right before dying from the injuries.
** In season 9, after being branded with the Mark of Cain in episode 11, Dean is corrupted by its influence and slowly becomes AxCrazy. In the season finale, after he's fatally wounded by Metatron and [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in Sam's arms]], Dean admits he's actually relieved to be dying because the Mark "was turning me into something I don't wanna be." Unfortunately, dying is
the final step season of ''Series/{{Lost}}'', [[spoiler:Sayid, who has been in doing just that, an emotionless state and Dean is subsequently [[CameBackWrong resurrected as a demon]].
* A borderline example occurs in ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', when
serving the dying BigBad reverts to her original, non-evil persona.
* Londo's death in ''Series/BabylonFive''; he's had a keeper on his neck keeping him controlled
[[BigBad Big Bad]] for the last 18 years or so. Only in rare times does it let him free as himself for a few minutes or hours, usually if he gets drunk. Takes the form of ProphecyTwist as he had a vision when he was very young of him being strangled to death by G'Kar, as shown in the first episode, but rather than being an act of hatred it's an old friend carrying out a MercyKill.
** A variation in ''The Deconstruction of Falling Stars'': A 1984-style dystopia is using holographic simulations, endowed with the forms and (initially) the personalities of Sheridan, Delenn, Franklin and Garibaldi, to make a propaganda film discrediting the Interstellar Alliance. Rather than allow the film to be released and tarnish the legacy of his long-deceased friends, the Garibaldi hologram hacks into the system and broadcasts the plan, as well as the location of the secret base where the film's being made, to the enemies of the people making it. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:this starts a nuclear war, although it was implied to about to start anyway, and Garibaldi made sure the good guys got the first shot]].
* An example from ''Series/RescueMe'' may apply, though it does not involve death. Chief Jerry Reilly's beloved wife is rapidly deteriorating due to Alzheimer's disease. For weeks, she's been calling him "Bud," her brother's name. After she tries to kill herself while he's out, he realizes that he can no longer care for her properly and commits her to a nursing home for Alzheimer's patients. After he says goodbye to her and begins walking away, she calls after him on the verge of tears, [[TearJerker "Jerry!"]]
* There's a ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'' episode called "The Dark Gate" in which one of Adam's friends has lost his mind and started stealing cattle and abusing his wife. The poor man dies at the end, but when he does he acts like somebody waking up from a long nightmarish sleep.
* Subverted tragically in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Collective", where the oldest leader of a group of Borg children disconnected from collective continues to remains stubbornly loyal to the Borg after the other children begin to regain their individuality. When he is electrocuted, his last words are: "We are Borg".
* In ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'', [[spoiler:Lauren]] begs for an [[ICannotSelfTerminate assisted suicide]] with this as justification. She says that pretty soon the girl who was afraid her parents catching her smoking won't be there anymore.
* In ''Series/TwinPeaks'' it is eventually revealed that Laura is killed by Bob because she refuses to allow herself to be corrupted by him and do the Black Lodge spirit's will. James mentions that on the night she died, she had some sort of breakdown in front of him, and when she came
entire season, finally breaks out of it she was "the same old Laura", who then proceeds to go off and allow herself performs a [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]], dying to be killed.save his friends.]]



* [[spoiler: Ashley]] in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}''. She breaks free from the brainwashing just long enough to address Magnus, shed a tear, and decide to kill herself along with the last bad guy.
* Franchise/StargateVerse:
** A variation in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' when Rodney comes down with "Second Childhood", basically advanced Alzheimer's. Ronon and Teyla want to take him to a particular location that will allow him to regain his identity long enough to say his goodbyes and die with dignity. Once they get there, Rodney immediately says "the hell with dying!" and is actually pissed off that they thought he'd be better off cognizant of his impending death. Of course, they eventually do find a way to remove the parasite from his brain.
** ''Series/StargateSG1'': The end of "Forever in a Day", after Teal'c shoots Sha're to save Daniel. Ammonet (the symbiote) dies leaving Sha're just enough time to tell Daniel she loves him before she dies as well.
* In the final season of ''Series/{{Lost}}'', [[spoiler:Sayid, who has been in an emotionless state and serving the [[BigBad Big Bad]] for the entire season, finally breaks out of it and performs a [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]], dying to save his friends.]]



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Implied in the Season 6 finale. [[spoiler:When [[PuppetKing King Tommen]] sees the Great Sept explode, with his wife Queen Margaery, her brother Loras, their father Mace Tyrell, Kevan Lannister, the High Sparrow and several hundreds of people inside, destroying part of King's Landing with wildfire, he takes off his crown before jumping off a window, dying as Tommen Baratheon instead of as King of the Seven Kingdoms.]]
** WordOfGod has confirmed that Bran's warging wore off by the time that Hodor actually held the door against the Wights. Hodor therefore chose to hold off the Wights and allow Bran and Meera to escape of his own free will. His last thoughts were even that of happiness, knowing he managed to save his friends' lives.
* Inverted in the ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' episode [[Recap/Supergirl2015S2E7TheDarkestPlace "The Darkest Place"]]. [[DefectorFromDecadence M'gann M'orzz]] asks a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vengenful]] [[Comicbook/MartianManhunter J'onn]] that if he's going to kill her, she wants to die in the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting human form she's chosen]], rather than her original White Martian form.
* In ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' episode "Retribution," the mad Captain Sawyer seems to regain his sanity when Wellard enters the cabin, intending to kill him so that he won't name either Hornblower or Kennedy as the man who pushed him. Sawyer confronts this calmly and admits that Wellard is worthy of respect. Though Wellard can't go through with it, the Spanish break in moments later and Sawyer stands side-by-side with Wellard, calling him a brave lad just before they're both shot down.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Implied in
An example from ''Series/RescueMe'' may apply, though it does not involve death. Chief Jerry Reilly's beloved wife is rapidly deteriorating due to Alzheimer's disease. For weeks, she's been calling him "Bud", her brother's name. After she tries to kill herself while he's out, he realizes that he can no longer care for her properly and commits her to a nursing home for Alzheimer's patients. After he says goodbye to her and begins walking away, she calls after him on the Season 6 finale. [[spoiler:When [[PuppetKing King Tommen]] sees verge of tears, [[TearJerker "Jerry!"]]
* [[spoiler:Ashley]] in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}''. She breaks free from
the Great Sept explode, brainwashing just long enough to address Magnus, shed a tear, and decide to kill herself along with his wife Queen Margaery, the last bad guy.
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** "Visage": [[spoiler:Tina Greer]] dies as herself after
her brother Loras, their father Mace Tyrell, Kevan Lannister, KarmicDeath.
** "Eternal", Davis tries to convince Chloe into doing a MercyKill, but she couldn't bring herself to do it. When Clark crashes in, [[spoiler:Doomsday starts to emerge]], and
the High Sparrow fear for Clark's life overcame her guilt and several hundreds of people inside, destroying part of King's Landing with wildfire, he takes off his crown before jumping off a window, dying as Tommen Baratheon instead of as King of she pulled the Seven Kingdoms.lever. Davis turns back to being himself as he dies. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, it doesn't stick.]]
* Franchise/StargateVerse:
** WordOfGod has confirmed A variation in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' when Rodney comes down with "Second Childhood", basically advanced Alzheimer's. Ronon and Teyla want to take him to a particular location that Bran's warging wore off by the time that Hodor will allow him to regain his identity long enough to say his goodbyes and die with dignity. Once they get there, Rodney immediately says "the hell with dying!" and is actually held the door against the Wights. Hodor therefore chose to hold pissed off the Wights and allow Bran and Meera to escape that they thought he'd be better off cognizant of his own free will. His last thoughts were even that impending death. Of course, they eventually do find a way to remove the parasite from his brain.
** ''Series/StargateSG1'': The end
of happiness, knowing he managed "Forever in a Day", after Teal'c shoots Sha're to save Daniel. Ammonet (the symbiote) dies leaving Sha're just enough time to tell Daniel she loves him before she dies as well.
* Subverted tragically in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Collective", where the oldest leader of a group of Borg children disconnected from collective continues to remains stubbornly loyal to the Borg after the other children begin to regain their individuality. When he is electrocuted,
his friends' lives.
last words are: "We are Borg".
* Inverted in the ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' episode [[Recap/Supergirl2015S2E7TheDarkestPlace "The Darkest Place"]]. [[DefectorFromDecadence M'gann M'orzz]] asks a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vengenful]] vengeful]] [[Comicbook/MartianManhunter J'onn]] that if he's going to kill her, she wants to die in the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting human form she's chosen]], rather than her original White Martian form.
form.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
**
In ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' season 4, Dean says that at least Sam will "die as a human" if [[spoiler:the demon blood detox]] kills him.
** Also happened back in Season 1. Meg, possessing an innocent human woman at the time, was thrown out a several story high window but her powers kept the body alive. Episodes later, Dean and Sam exorcise Meg out of her body and she thanks them right before dying from the injuries.
** In season 9, after being branded with the Mark of Cain in
episode "Retribution," 11, Dean is corrupted by its influence and slowly becomes AxCrazy. In the mad Captain Sawyer seems season finale, after he's fatally wounded by Metatron and [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in Sam's arms]], Dean admits he's actually relieved to regain his sanity be dying because the Mark "was turning me into something I don't wanna be." Unfortunately, dying is the final step in doing just that, and Dean is subsequently [[CameBackWrong resurrected as a demon]].
* In ''Series/TwinPeaks'' it is eventually revealed that Laura was killed by Bob because she refuses to allow herself to be corrupted by him and do the Black Lodge spirit's will. James mentions that on the night she died, she had some sort of breakdown in front of him, and
when Wellard enters she came out of it she was "the same old Laura", who then proceeds to go off and allow herself to be killed.
* [=MechaZamusha=] in
the cabin, intending ''Series/UltramanMebius'' Ghost Reverse Gaiden tells Mebius to kill him so that he won't name either Hornblower or Kennedy as the man who pushed him. Sawyer confronts this calmly and admits that Wellard is worthy of respect. Though Wellard can't go through with it, the Spanish break in moments later and Sawyer stands side-by-side with Wellard, calling him a brave lad just before they're both shot down.[[spoiler:he becomes a revived Empera]].



--> [[spoiler: Claus]] fired an intense bolt of lightning!
--> Lucas's Franklin Badge reflected the lightning back!
--> [[spoiler:Claus]] took mortal damage!

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--> [[spoiler: Claus]] -->[[spoiler:Claus]] fired an intense bolt of lightning!
-->
lightning!\\
Lucas's Franklin Badge reflected the lightning back!
-->
back!\\
[[spoiler:Claus]] took mortal damage!



--> ''[[spoiler:Mithos]]'': Do it now! ...Before I too...am no longer myself...
--> ''Genis'': Lloyd, please, help him! Let him die while he's still himself.
--> ''Lloyd'': [hesitantly] ...All right...
--> ''[[spoiler:Mithos]]'': Farewell, my shadow. You, who stands at the end of the path I chose not to follow. I wanted my own world, so I don't regret my choice. I would make the same choice all over again. I will continue to choose this path!

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--> ''[[spoiler:Mithos]]'': -->'''[[spoiler:Mithos]]:''' Do it now! ...Before I too...am no longer myself...
--> ''Genis'':
myself...\\
''Genis:'''
Lloyd, please, help him! Let him die while he's still himself.
--> ''Lloyd'':
himself.\\
'''Lloyd:'''
[hesitantly] ...All right...
--> ''[[spoiler:Mithos]]'':
right...\\
'''[[spoiler:Mithos]]:'''
Farewell, my shadow. You, who stands at the end of the path I chose not to follow. I wanted my own world, so I don't regret my choice. I would make the same choice all over again. I will continue to choose this path!



-->'''Grom''': "I have... freed myself..."
-->'''Thrall''': "No, old friend... You have freed us all."

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-->'''Grom''': "I I have... freed myself..."
-->'''Thrall''': "No,
\\
'''Thrall''': No,
old friend... You have freed us all."



---> [[spoiler: '''Arthas''': Father! Is it... over?]]
---> [[spoiler: '''The specter of Terenas''': At long last. [[ArcWords No king rules forever]], my son.]]
---> [[spoiler: '''Arthas''': I see... only darkness... before me...]]

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---> [[spoiler: '''Arthas''': --->[[spoiler:'''Arthas''': Father! Is it... over?]]
---> [[spoiler: '''The
over?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''The
specter of Terenas''': At long last. [[ArcWords No king rules forever]], my son.]]
---> [[spoiler: '''Arthas''':
]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Arthas''':
I see... only darkness... before me...]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', this is what the Ice King [[spoiler: aka Simon Petrikov wants when the magic that keeps him insane (and immortal) is removed.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', this is what the Ice King [[spoiler: aka Simon Petrikov wants when the magic that keeps him insane (and immortal) is removed.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Savage Opress was originally a ProudWarriorRaceGuy who defended the other Dathomir males from the Night-Sisters. After Ventress chose him as her champion, however, Mother Talzin used magic to turn him into a vicious, hulking brute that was, well, [[MeaningfulName Meaningfully Named]]. He stayed that way until the very end of the series, when he's mortally wounded by [[spoiler:Sidious]], whereupon he reverts to his original personality and tearfully tells [[spoiler: Darth Maul]] "[[spoiler:Brother]], I am an unworthy apprentice. I'm not like you. I never was..." before dying.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', this is what the Ice King [[spoiler: aka Simon Petrikov wants when the magic that keeps him insane (and immortal) is removed.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Savage Opress was originally a ProudWarriorRaceGuy who defended the other Dathomir Dathomirian males from the Night-Sisters.Nightsisters. After Ventress chose him as her champion, however, Mother Talzin used magic to turn him into a vicious, hulking brute that was, well, [[MeaningfulName Meaningfully Named]]. He stayed that way until the very end of the series, [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS5E16TheLawless "The Lawless"]], when he's mortally wounded by [[spoiler:Sidious]], whereupon he reverts to his original personality and tearfully tells [[spoiler: Darth Maul]] "[[spoiler:Brother]], I am an unworthy apprentice. I'm not like you. I never was..." before dying.


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* in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', [[spoiler: C!Sayoran is a soulless enemy after Acid Tokyo, but after C!Sakura's death, he returns to what he was before. We only find this out in the few moments before his death.]]

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* in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', In ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', [[spoiler: C!Sayoran is a soulless enemy after Acid Tokyo, but after C!Sakura's death, he returns to what he was before. We only find this out in the few moments before his death.]]
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* {{Film/Doom}}: [[spoiler: Goat]] realizes he's turning into a zombie, and kills himself. [[spoiler: He crosses himself]] before bashing his head fatally against the wall, showing that he was still himself at the time.
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* Implied in the Season 6 finale of ''Series/GameOfThrones''. [[spoiler:When [[PuppetKing King Tommen]] sees the Great Sept explode, with his wife Queen Margaery, her brother Loras, their father Mace Tyrell, Kevan Lannister, the High Sparrow and several hundreds of people inside, destroying part of King's Landing with wildfire, he takes off his crown before jumping off a window, dying as Tommen Baratheon instead of as King of the Seven Kingdoms.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
**
Implied in the Season 6 finale of ''Series/GameOfThrones''.finale. [[spoiler:When [[PuppetKing King Tommen]] sees the Great Sept explode, with his wife Queen Margaery, her brother Loras, their father Mace Tyrell, Kevan Lannister, the High Sparrow and several hundreds of people inside, destroying part of King's Landing with wildfire, he takes off his crown before jumping off a window, dying as Tommen Baratheon instead of as King of the Seven Kingdoms.]]]]
** WordOfGod has confirmed that Bran's warging wore off by the time that Hodor actually held the door against the Wights. Hodor therefore chose to hold off the Wights and allow Bran and Meera to escape of his own free will. His last thoughts were even that of happiness, knowing he managed to save his friends' lives.
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** In William King's ''SpaceWolf'', when Ragnar faces a ''wulfen'', [[TheCorruption an aspirant turned into a mindless wolf-like creature]], he is tormented by the knowledge that it could be a friend of his. [[spoiler:It attacks, and he kills in self-defense. It manages to speak: "Ragnar". He checks the body, and realizes it was his closest friend, Kjell.]]

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** In William King's ''SpaceWolf'', ''Literature/SpaceWolf'', when Ragnar faces a ''wulfen'', [[TheCorruption an aspirant turned into a mindless wolf-like creature]], he is tormented by the knowledge that it could be a friend of his. [[spoiler:It attacks, and he kills in self-defense. It manages to speak: "Ragnar". He checks the body, and realizes it was his closest friend, Kjell.]]
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* Towards the end of ''KingdomHearts 358/2 Days'', [[spoiler:Xion fulfills her programming and becomes a perfect replica of Sora. After Roxas kills her, though, Sora's memories fade away from her, and she spends her final moments as herself, lying in Roxas' arms.]]

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* Towards the end of ''KingdomHearts 358/2 Days'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', [[spoiler:Xion fulfills her programming and becomes a perfect replica of Sora. After Roxas kills her, though, Sora's memories fade away from her, and she spends her final moments as herself, lying in Roxas' arms.]]
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** The same happens with [[spoiler:[[{{Expy}} Bastila]]]] in KnightsOfTheOldRepublic.

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** The same happens with [[spoiler:[[{{Expy}} Bastila]]]] in KnightsOfTheOldRepublic.''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.
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---> [[spoiler: '''General Pepper''': You would make me an accomplice to these... fiends?!]]

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---> [[spoiler: ''General '''General Pepper''': You would make me an accomplice to these... Fiends?!]]fiends?!]]
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' plays this straight with [[spoiler: Hardin]], but the remake of ''Mystery of the Emblem'' has a particularly cruel twist on this trope: [[spoiler: Eremiah was an orphanage caretaker brainwashed by Gharnef into creating [[TykeBomb Tykebombs]]. After the party defeats her, Gharnef un-brainwashes her as she's dying ''just so she can re-live the most horrible memories of her former life in her last moments.'' Just in case you didn't realise he was a colossal dick before...]]

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'' plays this straight with [[spoiler: Hardin]], but the DS remake of ''Mystery of the Emblem'' has a particularly cruel twist on this trope: [[spoiler: Eremiah was an orphanage caretaker brainwashed by Gharnef into creating [[TykeBomb Tykebombs]]. After the party defeats her, Gharnef un-brainwashes her as she's dying ''just so she can re-live the most horrible memories of her former life in her last moments.'' Just in case you didn't realise he was a colossal dick before...]]


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** Most of [[spoiler:[[GreaterScopeVillain Anankos]]]]'s victims in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' get this after you put them out of their misery, including [[spoiler:[[BigBad Garon]]]] in ''Birthright'', [[spoiler:[[RivalTurnedEvil Takumi]]]] in ''Conquest'', [[spoiler:Scarlet, Arete, Mikoto, and Sumeragi]] in ''Revelation'', and [[spoiler:[[MadGod Anankos himself]]]] in the best ending of the ''Heirs of Fate'' DLC. [[spoiler:Garon]] is too far gone in ''Conquest'' and ''Revelation'', however, and [[spoiler:[[TheMole Gunter]]]] has a very close shave with this trope before he is brought back to his senses and manages to survive.
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