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20th Feb '17 9:07:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': The bomber, upon seeing his plan of restoring the Colorado River delta completed, does let himself fall to death with a smile in his face.
10th Feb '17 12:43:43 PM JJHIL325
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Jack, the Wayne Financial employee who dies in [[Film/ManOfSteel Zod's attack on Metropolis]] calmly crosses himself and says a last prayer when he realises the building he's in is about to be destroyed in the fight between Comicbook/{{Superman}} and Zod.

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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Jack, the Wayne Financial employee who dies in [[Film/ManOfSteel Zod's attack on Metropolis]] calmly crosses himself and says a last prayer asking for mercy on his soul when he realises the building he's in is about to be destroyed in the fight between Comicbook/{{Superman}} and Zod.
6th Feb '17 6:44:45 AM Keys2theARC
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* Taken to ludicrous extremes in ''{{Series/TheITCrowd}}'', when Denholm, the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO of Reynholm Industries]] is told in the middle of a board meeting that some policemen are in the building looking to ask him about irregularities in the pension fund. Denholm calmly tells his secretary to make them some tea, then steps out the window, leaving his stunned boardmembers gaping after him.
3rd Feb '17 7:39:28 PM eowynjedi
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* In the episode "Retribution" of ''Series/HoratioHornblower'', [[spoiler:Captain Sawyer regains some of his lucidity and is matter-of-fact about his impending death--initially Wellard intends to kill Sawyer in the confusion of the prisoner uprising since he believes either Kennedy or Hornblower caused Sawyer's fall and Wellard refuses to let either man hang. Sawyer finally treats him with respect and even advises him on ''how to hold the pistol''. When the Spanish burst in, Sawyer stands side-by-side with Wellard and commends his bravery just before they're both shot]].
24th Jan '17 9:08:09 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'': When Professor Broom is cornered in his office by [[BigBad Rasputin]] and [[TheDragon Kroenen]], the former shows him a vision of the future that will result when Hellboy embraces [[TheAntichrist his destiny]] and brings about the end of the world, making it clear that he intends to have Kroenen kill Broom. Broom replies that no matter what, he will ''always'' see Hellboy as his son, and calmly accepts his demise; for his part, Rasputin ensures that Broom's death is quick and painless.
22nd Jan '17 2:55:08 AM CountDorku
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** Most of the protagonists who die in ''Film/RogueOne''. Kaytoo battles to the last, bidding Cassian goodbye before collapsing. Chirrut dies in complete serenity in the arms of his closest friend (and [[HoYay quite possibly something more]]), convinced to the last that he will become one with the Force. Baze, in turn, wipes out an entire squad of EliteMooks while reciting Chirrut's SurvivalMantra, and dies looking back at the body of the person who meant the most to him. Cassian and Jyn are embracing on the beach while the shockwave from the Death Star's attack on the planet hits them; they knew, well in advance, that the shot was coming, and faced it down rather than panic uselessly.
22nd Jan '17 12:02:45 AM fairlyfelonious
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** While at the end of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfbloodPrince Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince]], [[spoiler:[[BigGood Dumbledore]]]] seems to be asking [[spoiler:[[TheMole Severus Snape]]]] not to kill him, but Harry finds out later that, by saying [[spoiler: "please, Severus"]] he was actually asking him to [[spoiler:[[ThanatosGambit kill him]]]] so that he could retain his dignity rather than die in the other ways available to him. [[spoiler: Dying in this way also saved Snape's life and allowed him to continue spying on Voldemort, and also made it so that Draco did not have to kill him in cold blood.]]
** [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]] has a villainous example. Dumbledore's [[spoiler: [[EvilFormerFriend old friend]] [[HoYay and crush]] [[PredecessorVillain Gellert Grindelwald]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName of all people]]]], laughs at Voldemort and lies to his face rather than help him, telling him that he's not afraid to die and that there are so many things that Voldemort doesn't understand.

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** While at At the end of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfbloodPrince Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince]], [[spoiler:[[BigGood Dumbledore]]]] seems to be asking [[spoiler:[[TheMole Severus Snape]]]] not to kill him, but Harry finds out later that, by saying [[spoiler: "please, Severus"]] he was actually asking him to [[spoiler:[[ThanatosGambit kill him]]]] so that he could retain his dignity rather than die in the other ways other, [[ColdBloodedTorture less dignified ways]] available to him. [[spoiler: Dying in this way also saved Snape's life and allowed him to continue spying on Voldemort, and also made it so that Draco did not have to kill him Dumbledore in cold blood.]]
** [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]] has a villainous example. Dumbledore's [[spoiler: [[EvilFormerFriend old friend]] [[HoYay and crush]] [[PredecessorVillain Gellert Grindelwald]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName of all people]]]], laughs at Voldemort [[BigBad Voldemort]] and lies to his face rather than help him, telling him that he's not afraid to die and that there are so many things that Voldemort doesn't understand.
20th Jan '17 8:10:41 PM fairlyfelonious
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** [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]] has a villainous example. Dumbledore's [[spoiler: [[EvilFormerFriend old friend]] [[HoYay and crush]] [[PredecessorVillain Gellert Grindelwald]]]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName of all people]], laughs at Voldemort and lies to his face rather than help him, telling him that he's not afraid to die and that there are so many things that Voldemort doesn't understand.

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** [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]] has a villainous example. Dumbledore's [[spoiler: [[EvilFormerFriend old friend]] [[HoYay and crush]] [[PredecessorVillain Gellert Grindelwald]]]], Grindelwald]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName of all people]], people]]]], laughs at Voldemort and lies to his face rather than help him, telling him that he's not afraid to die and that there are so many things that Voldemort doesn't understand.
20th Jan '17 5:52:23 PM fairlyfelonious
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** In a villainous example, [[spoiler: Dumbledore's [[HoYay old friend and crush]] [[PredecessorVillain Gellert Grindelwald]]]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName of all people]], laughs at Voldemort and lies to his face rather than help him, telling him that he's not afraid to die and that there are so many things that Voldemort doesn't understand.

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** In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]] has a villainous example, [[spoiler: example. Dumbledore's [[spoiler: [[EvilFormerFriend old friend]] [[HoYay old friend and crush]] [[PredecessorVillain Gellert Grindelwald]]]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName of all people]], laughs at Voldemort and lies to his face rather than help him, telling him that he's not afraid to die and that there are so many things that Voldemort doesn't understand.
20th Jan '17 5:40:56 PM fairlyfelonious
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** In a villainous example, [[spoiler: Dumbledore's [[HoYay old friend and crush]] [[PredecessorVillain Gellert Grindelwald]]]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName of all people]], laughs at Voldemort and lies to his face rather than help him, telling him that he's not afraid to die and that there are so many things that Voldemort doesn't understand.
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