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29th Jul '16 6:15:58 PM jamespolk
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* Many movies based on the siege of the Alamo and "Custers Last Stand".

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* Many movies based on the siege of the Alamo and "Custers "Custer's Last Stand".Stand". 1941 film ''Film/TheyDiedWithTheirBootsOn'' presents a completely fictional version of the Last Stand in which Custer deliberately leads his regiment to destruction in order to buy time for the Army to evacuate white civilians from the Black Hills.
26th Jul '16 10:02:49 AM Willbyr
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* There are two last stands in HighschoolOfTheDead (at least, in the anime--possibly others in the manga). The first was when the gang was cornered at a wire barricade. They slaughtered dozens of zombies, but more kept coming, but just as things approached the end they were rescued by the [[BigDamnHeroes timely arrival]] of a group of people with firefighter equipment. The second time happened at Saya's parents' estate. The zombies broke through the gate and flooded the compound, leaving Saya's [[BackToBackBadasses parents]] and their guards to try to hold off [[NotUsingTheZWord Them]] long enough for the civilians to escape. Their fate was left unknown, but it didn't look good.

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* There are two last stands in HighschoolOfTheDead ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' (at least, in the anime--possibly others in the manga). The first was when the gang was cornered at a wire barricade. They slaughtered dozens of zombies, but more kept coming, but just as things approached the end they were rescued by the [[BigDamnHeroes timely arrival]] of a group of people with firefighter equipment. The second time happened at Saya's parents' estate. The zombies broke through the gate and flooded the compound, leaving Saya's [[BackToBackBadasses parents]] and their guards to try to hold off [[NotUsingTheZWord Them]] long enough for the civilians to escape. Their fate was left unknown, but it didn't look good.



* [[spoiler:Hilshire and Triela]] in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. [[spoiler:During the climactic confrontation, Triela is crippled by enemy fire and unable to fight with the rest of the SWA, so she stays behind to mop up anyone trying a rear assault. Hilshire goes back for her when he realizes what's happened. Their bullet-riddled corpses are shown later.]]

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* [[spoiler:Hilshire and Triela]] in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. [[spoiler:During the climactic confrontation, Triela is crippled by enemy fire and unable to fight with the rest of the SWA, so she stays behind to mop up anyone trying a rear assault. Hilshire goes back for her when he realizes what's happened. ]] Their bullet-riddled corpses are shown later.]]
19th Jul '16 11:44:19 AM shmonroe
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** ''World at War'' introduced the VideoGame/NaziZombies game mode, pitting endless hordes of the undead against four [[CrazyAwesome insane]] soldiers. Or [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy two]] [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon presidents]], a Secretary of Defense, and [[UsefulNotes/FidelCastro a dictator]]. Or Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/DannyTrejo, [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Robert Englund]], and [[Series/TheWalkingDead Michael Rooker]]. One of the last DLC maps took place on the moon, it's not a game mode that takes itself too seriously.

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** ''World at War'' introduced the VideoGame/NaziZombies game mode, pitting endless hordes of the undead against four [[CrazyAwesome insane]] soldiers. Or [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy two]] [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon presidents]], a Secretary of Defense, and [[UsefulNotes/FidelCastro a dictator]]. Or Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/DannyTrejo, [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Robert Englund]], and [[Series/TheWalkingDead Michael Rooker]]. One of the last DLC maps took place on the moon, it's not a game mode that takes itself too seriously.
19th Jul '16 10:49:02 AM hoodiecrow
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-->'''Gunn''': OK, you take the thirty thousand on the left...\\

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-->'''Gunn''': OK, you take the thirty thousand on the left...\\[[note]][[TearJerker he is talking to the memory of his friend and rival, Wesley, with whom he made a similar sarcastic deal in an earlier season]][[/note]]\\
4th Jul '16 1:31:08 AM Statzkeen
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* The Japanese fleet in VictoryInThePacific is usually reduced to making one of these at the end of the game, due to their lack of reinforcements.

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* The Japanese fleet in VictoryInThePacific TabletopGame/VictoryInThePacific is usually reduced to making one of these at the end of the game, due to their lack of reinforcements.
30th Jun '16 8:17:48 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' [[spoiler: Tallahassee goes into the booth at Pacific Playland, surrounded by Zombies for what seems to be a last stand. He is later seen to be [[BadAss totally unharmed.]]]]

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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' [[spoiler: Tallahassee goes into the booth at Pacific Playland, surrounded by Zombies for what seems zombies on all sides. It has all the makings of a LastStand, complete with dramatic music as he empties round after round into the zombies, but when it cuts back to him later he's revealed to be a last stand. He is later seen to be completely unharmed, [[BadAss totally unharmed.surrounded by a mass of zombie corpses.]]]]
20th Jun '16 12:46:36 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', both the Bogart and the Belushi versions.

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* ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', ''Film/Sahara1943'', both the Bogart and the Belushi versions.
4th Jun '16 10:39:58 PM gewunomox
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Compare RoaringRampageOfRevenge, which often expresses similar sentiments about those killed. On a larger scale, HopelessWar. BolivianArmyEnding often implies such a stand. InItsHourOfNeed often leads to one. May also be related to DoomedMoralVictor. StandYourGround orders this. Characters who do this can also be considered DefiantToTheEnd. Compare DoNotGoGentle when it is individuals doing it. Compare And Contrast LastDance that is considered a one on one version of this trope. Constrast ToWinWithoutFighting.

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Compare RoaringRampageOfRevenge, which often expresses similar sentiments about those killed. On a larger scale, HopelessWar. BolivianArmyEnding often implies such a stand. InItsHourOfNeed often leads to one. May also be related to DoomedMoralVictor. StandYourGround orders this. Characters who do this can also be considered DefiantToTheEnd. Compare DoNotGoGentle when it is individuals doing it. Compare And Contrast LastDance TheLastDance that is considered a one on one version of this trope. Constrast ToWinWithoutFighting.
31st May '16 2:24:43 PM aartbastiaan
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* Averted with the siege of Masada, where the [[LaResistance Jewish partisans]] [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled committed suicide rather than surrender.]] When the Romans finally stormed the fortress, they found every single person dead, including many of them who hadn't wanted to die, ''including the women and children''.
** Although, Roman rules of war dictated that if the defenders of a fortress had refused a chance to surrender, all bets were off and the Romans could do what they wanted with the defenders and everyone else inside. Given what the Romans would've done to the [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil women]] and [[MadeASlave children]], it's probably [[CruelToBeKind a sort]] of [[MercyKill kindness]].

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* Averted with the siege of Masada, where the [[LaResistance Jewish partisans]] Judean Zealots [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled committed suicide killed each other rather than surrender.]] When the Romans finally stormed the fortress, they found every single person dead, including many of them who hadn't wanted to die, ''including the women and children''.
** Although, Roman rules of war dictated that if the defenders of a fortress had refused a chance to surrender, all bets were off and the Romans could do what they wanted with the defenders and everyone else inside. Given what the Romans would've done to the [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil women]] and [[MadeASlave children]], it's probably [[CruelToBeKind a sort]] of [[MercyKill kindness]].
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** Sadly, not as heroic as they may seem. As they killed each other rather than themselves, it's very likely that the women and children didn't have a choice in the matter.
31st May '16 11:55:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Towards the end of ''TransformersCybertron'', Scourge returns to Jungle Planet, hoping to save it from the Unicron Singularity. Seeing no way to prevent his world's destruction, he rallies the other inhabitants to the temple with the full intention of making a last stand. {{Subverted}} when Leobreaker and Primus manage to save the lot of them anyway.

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* Towards the end of ''TransformersCybertron'', ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'', Scourge returns to Jungle Planet, hoping to save it from the Unicron Singularity. Seeing no way to prevent his world's destruction, he rallies the other inhabitants to the temple with the full intention of making a last stand. {{Subverted}} when Leobreaker and Primus manage to save the lot of them anyway.
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