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23rd Sep '17 8:47:23 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded and mocked in a conversation on ''BarneyMiller'':

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* Lampshaded and mocked in a conversation on ''BarneyMiller'':''Series/BarneyMiller'':
22nd Sep '17 9:05:13 PM hujwernoo
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** Darkly deconstructed with the Vinsmoke brothers, minus Sanji. When they realize that their alliance with Big Mom was a sham and they are about to be killed, Ichiji, Niiji, and Yonji just laugh it off the trap they've fallen in. Reiju notes that this is due to their father Judge removing their ability to feel emotions pre-birth. Reiju herself is a more straight example. She recognizes that her family is twisted and evil, and their demise is a KarmicDeath.

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** Darkly deconstructed with the Vinsmoke brothers, [[spoiler: minus Sanji.Sanji]]. When they realize that their alliance with Big Mom was a sham and they are about to be killed, Ichiji, Niiji, and Yonji just laugh it off the trap they've fallen in. Reiju notes that this is due to their father Judge removing their ability to feel emotions pre-birth. Reiju herself is a more straight example. She recognizes that her family is twisted and evil, and their demise is a KarmicDeath.
22nd Sep '17 1:14:02 PM ZimFan89
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** In [[Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle the sequel]], Merlin goes out with total class. He takes Eggsy's place on top of a landmine, then attracts the attention of some of Poppy's {{Mooks}} (by singing a badass rendition of "[[Creator/JohnDenver Country Roads, Take Me Home]]"), and when they're close enough, steps off the mine and blows them all up.
15th Sep '17 2:40:24 PM mkmlp
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* Dick Richardson, president of the [[TheRemnant Enclave]] and NonActionBigBad of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', is utterly devoted to his mission of wiping out every mutant (read: anyone who's not the Enclave) in the Wasteland so the "pure" Americans can retake America, and he'll tell a PowerArmor-wearing [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]] wielding a gatling laser right to their face that he's perfectly willing to die for his cause.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', when a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin [[spoiler:Danse]] discovers that he is a synth, an android that the Brotherhood is dedicated to eradicating, he willingly allows himself to be executed by you, so that the Commonwealth can be a safer place.

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* ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'':
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Dick Richardson, president of the [[TheRemnant Enclave]] and NonActionBigBad of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', is utterly devoted to his mission of wiping out every mutant (read: anyone who's not the Enclave) in the Wasteland so the "pure" Americans can retake America, and he'll tell a PowerArmor-wearing [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]] wielding a gatling laser right to their face that he's perfectly willing to die for his cause.
* ** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', Benny despite him being a [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing sleaze ball]] for the whole game, if he escapes the Tops after you confront him and is captured by The Legion and left completely at your mercy, he'll keep his cool the entire time, even chuckling at the {{irony}} if you decide to execute him with his own gun, while he's bound and helplessly kneeling in-front of, just like how you were when you first met him in the opening cut scene.
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In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', when a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin [[spoiler:Danse]] discovers that he is a synth, an android that the Brotherhood is dedicated to eradicating, he willingly allows himself to be executed by you, you or Elder Maxson, so that the Commonwealth can be a safer place.place. Though you can convince him to stand up for his right to live.
12th Sep '17 9:10:24 AM Rytex
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** To make matters worse, he didn't die. He was instead thrown into the Fog of Lost Souls, [[FateWorseThanDeath where he will wander forever, driven to insanity hunting an Avatar he cannot find.]]
28th Aug '17 8:15:19 AM CosmicFerret
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* While FacelessMooks simply fall over and die, there is no InstantDeathBullet for bosses in the ''Franchise//MetalGear'' series. While some chose to go out with a bang, many other decide to face their final moments with dignity, making for some of the most memorable death scenes in video games. It also fits the series' highly pacifistic tone.

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* While FacelessMooks simply fall over and die, there is no InstantDeathBullet for bosses in the ''Franchise//MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series. While some chose to go out with a bang, many other decide to face their final moments with dignity, making for some of the most memorable death scenes in video games. It also fits the series' highly pacifistic tone.
23rd Aug '17 7:02:46 PM BatmanKalEl
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Compare BetterToDieThanBeKilled where you shoot yourself rather than be executed. In this trope, you choose execution. SayYourPrayers may also have some elements of this, (depending on the case) as characters may give up on taking any action and just say a final prayer while letting the inevitable happen. See also VillainsDyingGrace for a specific villainous version. Compare also with DefiantToTheEnd.

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Compare BetterToDieThanBeKilled where you shoot yourself rather than be executed. In this trope, you choose execution. SayYourPrayers may also have some elements of this, (depending on the case) as characters may give up on taking any action and just say a final prayer while letting the inevitable happen. See also VillainsDyingGrace for a specific villainous version. Compare also with DefiantToTheEnd.
version.
23rd Aug '17 7:01:58 PM BatmanKalEl
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Compare BetterToDieThanBeKilled where you shoot yourself rather than be executed. In this trope, you choose execution. SayYourPrayers may also have some elements of this, (depending on the case) as characters may give up on taking any action and just say a final prayer while letting the inevitable happen. See also VillainsDyingGrace for a specific villainous version.

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Compare BetterToDieThanBeKilled where you shoot yourself rather than be executed. In this trope, you choose execution. SayYourPrayers may also have some elements of this, (depending on the case) as characters may give up on taking any action and just say a final prayer while letting the inevitable happen. See also VillainsDyingGrace for a specific villainous version.
version. Compare also with DefiantToTheEnd.
22nd Aug '17 2:17:31 AM Silverblade2
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** Also, in ''Detective Comics'' Issue #64 ("SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Walks the Last Mile"), after turning himself in, confessing to a long list of crimes and getting the death sentence, the Joker walks to his execution, confident that he will make a fresh start once he pays the ultimate penalty with his life, and once his {{mooks}} follow through on his plan and bring him BackFromTheDead.

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** Also, in ''Detective Comics'' Issue #64 ("SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ("ComicBook/TheJoker Walks the Last Mile"), after turning himself in, confessing to a long list of crimes and getting the death sentence, the Joker walks to his execution, confident that he will make a fresh start once he pays the ultimate penalty with his life, and once his {{mooks}} follow through on his plan and bring him BackFromTheDead.
19th Aug '17 8:06:17 PM Nyame
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** 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, [[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 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 [[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.

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** At the end of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfbloodPrince Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince]], ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', [[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, [[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 Dumbledore in cold blood.]]
** [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]] Hallows]]'' has a villainous example. Dumbledore's [[spoiler: [[EvilFormerFriend old friend]] [[HoYay and crush]] [[PredecessorVillain Gellert Grindelwald]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName of all people]]]], laughs at [[BigBad Voldemort]] and lies to his face rather than help him, telling him that he's not afraid to die NotAfraidToDie and that there are so many things that Voldemort doesn't understand.understand. [[spoiler:Of course, after being locked up alone in his personal prison Nurmengard for fifty years, death was, in many ways, a relief to Grindelwald]].
** In "The Tale of the Three Brothers", the youngest of the three Peverell brothers, Ignotus. His two older brothers died rather ignoble deaths thanks to the "gifts" Death bequeathed them: Antioch, the eldest and first wielder of the Elder Wand, had his throat slit in his sleep by another wizard to claim the wand, while Cadmus, the middle brother and the first owner of the Resurrection Stone, committed suicide to join his deceased fiancée in the afterlife, since the stone failed to resurrect her as anything more than a shade, as the dead do not belong in the world of the living. Ignotus used his gift, the Cloak of Invisibility, to hide from Death, living a full and happy life, before passing the cloak down to his son and greeting Death "like an old friend".
*** Adding to that, the "Master of Death", one who gathers all three of the Deathly Hallows, does not become invincible, but rather accepts that death is inevitable. Doing so, they "master" death because they do not fear it, thus it has no control over them -- allowing them to face it with dignity.
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