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21st Aug '16 6:07:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Family}}'': In the climax Talia kills Silver by dropping a helicopter on his head while he's in the middle of screaming "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU A--"
16th Aug '16 11:46:20 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': ''Barrayar'' has the would-be Imperial usurper Vordarian's last words cut off when [[MamaBear Cordelia]] orders him decapitated: "You're a Betan! You can't do--" [[KnifeNut BOTHARI]] [[AxeCrazy CHOP!]] Later, she references Vordarian's words, and assumes he was going to finish with "that."
** Miles is thinking "Wait, I haven't--" when he is blown nearly in half by a sniper. As this is ''Miles'' we're talking about, he gets better.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': ''Barrayar'' ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}''
has the would-be Imperial usurper Vordarian's last words cut off when [[MamaBear Cordelia]] orders him decapitated: "You're a Betan! You can't do--" [[KnifeNut BOTHARI]] [[AxeCrazy CHOP!]] Later, she references Vordarian's words, and assumes he was going to finish with "that."
** In ''Literature/MirrorDance'', Miles is thinking "Wait, I haven't--" when he is blown nearly in half by a sniper. As this is ''Miles'' we're talking about, he gets better.
21st Jul '16 9:44:27 PM PaulA
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* In IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' Bayta kills Ebling Mis before he could tell where the Second Foundation is, because she realizes that [[spoiler: Magnificio is actually the Mule]].

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* In IsaacAsimov's Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' Bayta kills Ebling Mis before he could tell where the Second Foundation is, because she realizes that [[spoiler: Magnificio [[spoiler:Magnificio is actually the Mule]].
21st Jul '16 6:55:41 AM Morgenthaler
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There are any number of reasons to kill a character, whether major, minor, or {{mook|s}}ish, in the middle of a sentence. Firstly, in an AnyoneCanDie story, it's a great way to show that not only can anyone die, but ''they can die at any time''. (Which can make for great drama and suspense over the fates of your favorite characters). Secondly, it can be a great way for an AntiHero to show off his {{no nonsense|Nemesis}} {{Badass}} nature by killing an antagonist in the middle of some sort of threat, or as a more lethal version of TalkToTheFist. (Likewise, it can be a way to show a villain avert the classic WhyDontYouJustShootHim scenario). It can be a way of showing that a story is on the gritty and cynical end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. Lastly, it could just be that the author doesn't care much for interminable {{Final Speech}}es, and chooses to subvert that trope.

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There are any number of reasons to kill a character, whether major, minor, or {{mook|s}}ish, in the middle of a sentence. Firstly, in an AnyoneCanDie story, it's a great way to show that not only can anyone die, but ''they can die at any time''. (Which can make for great drama and suspense over the fates of your favorite characters). Secondly, it can be a great way for an AntiHero to show off his {{no nonsense|Nemesis}} {{Badass}} NoNonsenseNemesis nature by killing an antagonist in the middle of some sort of threat, or as a more lethal version of TalkToTheFist. (Likewise, it can be a way to show a villain avert the classic WhyDontYouJustShootHim scenario). It can be a way of showing that a story is on the gritty and cynical end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. Lastly, it could just be that the author doesn't care much for interminable {{Final Speech}}es, and chooses to subvert that trope.



* Partially subverted in ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/JediKnightIIJediOutcast''. While the MadScientist is giving an insane speech about how the galaxy will tremble before him, [[{{Badass}} Katarn]] casually throws his lightsaber into the ship's shield generator, leaving it wide open to attack. Followed by a cheesy PreAssKickingOneLiner.

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* Partially subverted in ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/JediKnightIIJediOutcast''. While the MadScientist is giving an insane speech about how the galaxy will tremble before him, [[{{Badass}} Katarn]] Katarn casually throws his lightsaber into the ship's shield generator, leaving it wide open to attack. Followed by a cheesy PreAssKickingOneLiner.
21st Jul '16 6:54:56 AM Morgenthaler
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There are any number of reasons to kill a character, whether major, minor, or {{mook|s}}ish, in the middle of a sentence. Firstly, in an AnyoneCanDie story, it's a great way to show that not only can anyone die, but ''they can die at any time''. (Which can make for great drama and suspense over the fates of your favorite characters). Secondly, it can be a great way for an AntiHero to show off his {{no nonsense|Nemesis}} {{Badass}} nature by killing an antagonist in the middle of some sort of threat, or as a more lethal version of TalkToTheFist. (Likewise, it can be a way to show a villain is truly DangerouslyGenreSavvy and avert the classic WhyDontYouJustShootHim scenario). It can be a way of showing that a story is on the gritty and cynical end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. Lastly, it could just be that the author doesn't care much for interminable {{Final Speech}}es, and chooses to subvert that trope.

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There are any number of reasons to kill a character, whether major, minor, or {{mook|s}}ish, in the middle of a sentence. Firstly, in an AnyoneCanDie story, it's a great way to show that not only can anyone die, but ''they can die at any time''. (Which can make for great drama and suspense over the fates of your favorite characters). Secondly, it can be a great way for an AntiHero to show off his {{no nonsense|Nemesis}} {{Badass}} nature by killing an antagonist in the middle of some sort of threat, or as a more lethal version of TalkToTheFist. (Likewise, it can be a way to show a villain is truly DangerouslyGenreSavvy and avert the classic WhyDontYouJustShootHim scenario). It can be a way of showing that a story is on the gritty and cynical end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. Lastly, it could just be that the author doesn't care much for interminable {{Final Speech}}es, and chooses to subvert that trope.
20th Jul '16 2:24:39 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Commander of the Drachman army after the annihilation of his forces. Kimblee even lampshades it in a disturbing way.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': ''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** In [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist the manga]],
Commander of the Drachman army after the annihilation of his forces. Kimblee even lampshades it in a disturbing way.



* ''VisualNovel/WhenTheyCry'':
** Keiichi Maebara in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is killed by the BigBad mid- KirkSummation. He got back due to [[GroundhogDayLoop time shenanigans]]
** In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s second arc, George's last words are inferred to be a pledge of love to Shannon. "I will always --" "YOU THOUGHT I'D LET HIM SAY THAT? IDIOT!" Darn you, Beatrice!


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* ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'':
** Keiichi Maebara in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is killed by the BigBad mid- KirkSummation. He got back due to [[GroundhogDayLoop time shenanigans]]
** In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s second arc, George's last words are inferred to be a pledge of love to Shannon. "I will always --" "YOU THOUGHT I'D LET HIM SAY THAT? IDIOT!" Darn you, Beatrice!
14th Jul '16 6:47:09 AM staticat09
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', when Pharah uses her Barrage ultimate and is killed before finishing her famous line:

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* In This applies to pretty much every hero when they are killed while using their ultimate in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', when Pharah uses her Barrage ultimate and is killed before finishing her famous line:but most famously, Pharah:



** This tends to happen quite often, especially against heroes with high damage like Widowmaker and Soldier:76. Sometimes, she doesn't even get past the first word.

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** This tends to happen quite often, especially against heroes with high damage like Widowmaker and Soldier:76. Sometimes, she doesn't even get past the first word.It has since [[MemeticMutation become ingrained in pop culture.]]
14th Jul '16 6:43:44 AM staticat09
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* In ''VideoGame/Overwatch'', when Pharah uses her Barrage ultimate and is killed before finishing her famous line:
"Justice rains from AAAUGH!"
This tends to happen quite often, especially against heroes with high damage like Widowmaker and Soldier:76. Sometimes, she doesn't even get past the first word.

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* In ''VideoGame/Overwatch'', ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', when Pharah uses her Barrage ultimate and is killed before finishing her famous line:
--> "Justice rains from AAAUGH!"
** This tends to happen quite often, especially against heroes with high damage like Widowmaker and Soldier:76. Sometimes, she doesn't even get past the first word.
14th Jul '16 6:43:02 AM staticat09
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* In ''VideoGame/Overwatch'', when Pharah uses her Barrage ultimate and is killed before finishing her famous line:
"Justice rains from AAAUGH!"
This tends to happen quite often, especially against heroes with high damage like Widowmaker and Soldier:76. Sometimes, she doesn't even get past the first word.
14th Jul '16 4:02:00 AM Pichu-kun
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* Keiichi Maebara in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is killed by the BigBad mid- KirkSummation. He got back due to [[GroundhogDayLoop time shenanigans]]

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* ''VisualNovel/WhenTheyCry'':
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Keiichi Maebara in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is killed by the BigBad mid- KirkSummation. He got back due to [[GroundhogDayLoop time shenanigans]]


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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode. Pearl gets [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence stabbed in the stomach]] but is actually fine due to her gem being unharmed. Only her physical body was damaged (which doesn't make it any less painful but she can recover from such injuries). Before she can finish telling Steven "Steven, it's okay. I'm gonna be just--" she ends up "poofing" back into her gem to recover.
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