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20th Jul '16 4:34:40 AM Tron80
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* Played with during one of the most known examples is ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga''. Jean Grey tapped into a source of infinite power, the Phoenix Force, and became Phoenix. But she got DrunkWithPower later, and turned into Dark Phoenix, a being so insanely powerful that she may destroy complete solar system on a whim. The X-Men fought against her, attempting the IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight. Eventually, the good Jean does emerge, but asking her friends for a MercyKill. Neither Wolverine nor Cyclops could bring themselves to do that, they love her. So she eventually commited suicide.
** Another X-Men example: Karima, under the control of her Sentinel programming, attacks Utopia and is disabled during the fight by Hellion. When she briefly reasserts herself over her programming, she ''begs'' Hellion to kill her to prevent her from attacking everyone again, and he complies.

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Played with during one of the most known examples is ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga''. Jean Grey ''Comicbook/JeanGrey'' tapped into a source of infinite power, the Phoenix Force, and became Phoenix. But she got DrunkWithPower later, and turned into Dark Phoenix, a being so insanely powerful that she may destroy complete solar system on a whim. The X-Men fought against her, attempting the IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight. Eventually, the good Jean does emerge, but asking her friends for a MercyKill. Neither Wolverine nor Cyclops ''Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}'' could bring themselves to do that, they love her. So she eventually commited suicide.
** Another X-Men example: Karima, under the control of her Sentinel programming, attacks Utopia and is disabled during the fight by Hellion. When she briefly reasserts herself over her programming, she ''begs'' Hellion to kill her to prevent her from attacking everyone again, and he complies.


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* In the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline, [[spoiler:a body-surfing enemy is taking over Supergirl's mind]] so she [[spoiler:removes her [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Ring]] -even though Red Lanterns die if they take their rings off-]] as a last resort to kill it while she can still think for herself.
9th Jul '16 12:59:39 AM PuffPuff
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* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', [[spoiler: Trahearne]] is forcibly connected to [[spoiler: the elder dragon Mordremoth]], who intends to [[spoiler: use him as a backup body should the original seed be destroyed in the Dream. Trahearne begs the Pact Commander to kill him as Mordremoth's consciousness begins to take control, and the Player ''has'' to do so to end the storyline.]] There are other places in the game where enemy monsters who are NPCs that have been tainted by Elder Dragon corruption, but haven't had their minds completely succumb yet, will ask you to finish them off before they turn into shambling killers.
1st Jul '16 4:19:45 AM Milarqui
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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.]]
25th Jun '16 3:51:28 PM nombretomado
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* A borderline example occurs in ''TheTenthKingdom'', when the dying BigBad reverts to her original, non-evil persona.

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* A borderline example occurs in ''TheTenthKingdom'', ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', when the dying BigBad reverts to her original, non-evil persona.
24th Jun '16 8:32:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', When a Dark Signer loses a Duel of Darkness while possessed by his Jibakushin (Earthbound God/[[FourKidsEntertainment Immortal]]), he gets "unpossessed" for a few moments before he dies.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', When a Dark Signer loses a Duel of Darkness while possessed by his Jibakushin (Earthbound God/[[FourKidsEntertainment God/[[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment Immortal]]), he gets "unpossessed" for a few moments before he dies.
5th Jun '16 5:10:59 PM AcePedro
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* {{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.]]
25th May '16 6:32:57 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* 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, [[NineInchNails Trent Reznor]].

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* 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, [[NineInchNails [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]].
24th May '16 7:42:37 AM Willbyr
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* While it doesn't fall squarely under this trope, the book burnings of Pamoon and Laila in ''GashBell'' have elements of this trope, as Pamoon's pride as a warrior is restored before he goes, and Laila's book burning is at her request, since she has no part in the battle to decide the present Demon King. Before this, they were controlled into near paralysis by Zofis' inflicted fear.

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* While it doesn't fall squarely under this trope, the book burnings of Pamoon and Laila in ''GashBell'' ''Manga/ZatchBell'' have elements of this trope, as Pamoon's pride as a warrior is restored before he goes, and Laila's book burning is at her request, since she has no part in the battle to decide the present Demon King. Before this, they were controlled into near paralysis by Zofis' inflicted fear.



* In ''HighSchoolOfTheDead'', [[DecoyProtagonist Hisashi Igou]] is bitten by one of "[[NotUsingTheZWord them]]" and requests this of Takashi. Unfortunately, Takashi hestiates long enough for Hisashi to become one of them.

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* In ''HighSchoolOfTheDead'', ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'', [[DecoyProtagonist Hisashi Igou]] is bitten by one of "[[NotUsingTheZWord them]]" and requests this of Takashi. Unfortunately, Takashi hestiates long enough for Hisashi to become one of them.
21st May '16 5:56:01 PM Doug86
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* During the finale of ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDoctorJekyllAndMrHyde'', Jekyll realizes that Hyde is taking over his body, and his use of the potion will only transform him back into Jekyll for a short time before he turns back into Hyde. Quickly running out of the potion and unable to make more, Jekyll decides that his final transformation into Hyde will mark the 'death' of Jekyll, as Hyde's only options after that will be to face execution for his crimes or kill himself (Hyde ends up going for the latter).

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* During the finale of ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDoctorJekyllAndMrHyde'', ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Jekyll realizes that Hyde is taking over his body, and his use of the potion will only transform him back into Jekyll for a short time before he turns back into Hyde. Quickly running out of the potion and unable to make more, Jekyll decides that his final transformation into Hyde will mark the 'death' of Jekyll, as Hyde's only options after that will be to face execution for his crimes or kill himself (Hyde ends up going for the latter).
20th May '16 12:15:07 PM Doug86
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* In ''[[StarTrekNovelVerse Vendetta]]'', Picard stabs a recently assimilated borg in the chest. The borg disconnects from the collective a moment before actually dying, and thanks Picard.

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* In ''[[StarTrekNovelVerse ''[[Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse Vendetta]]'', Picard stabs a recently assimilated borg Borg in the chest. The borg Borg disconnects from the collective a moment before actually dying, and thanks Picard.
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