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30th Jul '17 1:51:36 PM Abodos
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', Princess Zelda says that [[spoiler:Calamity Ganon's final transformation into Dark Beast Ganon is a last ditch effort to kill Link and destroy Hyrule]].
29th Jul '17 4:47:46 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', it becomes clear that Loki's entire plan is this to some extent; he already lost Asgard, the kingdom he actually wanted, in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', and so he tries to take the Earth instead, mainly to spite his brother. Before and during the final battle, [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] explains at some length that "there is no version of this where you come out on top", Thor incredulously asks "You think this madness will end with your rule!?" and Loki doesn't actually refute what they say. On the contrary, there are several points throughout the film where it's made very clear that he sees no other option but to keep going, and the audience knows that he is being threatened with a FateWorseThanDeath if he fails to deliver the Tesseract to [[spoiler:his mysterious benefactor, Thanos]]. Essentially, he knows that he'll almost certainly fail, but his pride won't let him surrender without trying every trick he can think of and it takes [[spoiler: [[CurbStompBattle a hilariously one-sided confrontation]] with TheIncredibleHulk]] to convince him that he really can't win.

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* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', it becomes clear that Loki's entire plan is this to some extent; he already lost Asgard, the kingdom he actually wanted, in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', and so he tries to take the Earth instead, mainly to spite his brother. Before and during the final battle, [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] explains at some length that "there is no version of this where you come out on top", Thor incredulously asks "You think this madness will end with your rule!?" and Loki doesn't actually refute what they say. On the contrary, there are several points throughout the film where it's made very clear that he sees no other option but to keep going, and the audience knows that he is being threatened with a FateWorseThanDeath if he fails to deliver the Tesseract to [[spoiler:his mysterious benefactor, Thanos]]. Thanos.]] Essentially, he knows that he'll almost certainly fail, but his pride won't let him surrender without trying every trick he can think of and it takes [[spoiler: [[CurbStompBattle a hilariously one-sided confrontation]] with TheIncredibleHulk]] to convince him that he really can't win.
4th Jun '17 10:35:38 AM Prometheus117
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' [[spoiler:Lord Shen has his entire army destroyed, has killed his own [[TheDragon Dragon]], and lost ''everything''. When Po finds him on the wreckage of his flagship in the middle of a VillainousBreakdown and offers him a LastSecondChance, Shen rejects it and does the one thing he'd been running from the entire film, fight Po himself in a final showdown. But as Shen attacks, he [[HoistByHisOwnPetard accidentally slashes the ropes holding up his destroyed cannon, causing it to fall and crush him to death]]]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' [[spoiler:Lord Shen has his entire army destroyed, has killed his own [[TheDragon Dragon]], and lost ''everything''. When Po finds him on the wreckage of his flagship in the middle of a VillainousBreakdown and offers him a LastSecondChance, Shen rejects it and does the one thing he'd been running from the entire film, fight Po himself in a final showdown. But as Shen attacks, he [[HoistByHisOwnPetard accidentally slashes the ropes holding up his destroyed cannon, causing it to fall and crush him to death]]]].death]]. Despite his initial shock, however, [[FaceDeathWithDignity he simply closes his eyes and waits for it to drop]]]].
24th May '17 8:05:58 PM ngh93
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' [[spoiler:Lord Shen has his entire army destroyed, has killed his own [[TheDragon Dragon]], and lost ''everything''. When Po finds him on the wreckage of his flagship in the middle of a VillainousBreakdown and offers him a LastSecondChance, Shen rejects it and does the one thing he'd been running from the entire film, fight Po himself in a final showdown.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' [[spoiler:Lord Shen has his entire army destroyed, has killed his own [[TheDragon Dragon]], and lost ''everything''. When Po finds him on the wreckage of his flagship in the middle of a VillainousBreakdown and offers him a LastSecondChance, Shen rejects it and does the one thing he'd been running from the entire film, fight Po himself in a final showdown.]] But as Shen attacks, he [[HoistByHisOwnPetard accidentally slashes the ropes holding up his destroyed cannon, causing it to fall and crush him to death]]]].
24th May '17 8:03:02 PM ngh93
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* In the climax of ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', after the ants chase off his grasshoppers, Hooper decides to get revenge on Flick by kidnapping him as a rain storm is starting, leading to him being pursued by Princess Atta and the circus bugs. After Atta saves Flick, Hopper pursues them, ultimately cornering Flick, saying that he hasn't won as he'll recruit a new army of grasshoppers to get his revenge on the ants, but not before he kills Flick. However, Hopper realizes too late that Flick [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath had led him to a bird's nest]].

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* In the climax of ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', after the ants chase off his grasshoppers, Hooper decides to get revenge on Flick Flik by kidnapping him as a rain storm is starting, leading to him being pursued by Princess Atta and the circus bugs. After Atta saves Flick, Flik, Hopper pursues them, ultimately cornering Flick, Flik, saying that he hasn't won as he'll recruit a new army of grasshoppers to get his revenge on the ants, but not before he kills Flick. Flik. However, Hopper realizes too late that Flick Flik [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath had led him to a bird's nest]].
11th May '17 6:08:25 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' does it relatively scarcely, since thwarting the BigBad's plan typically has Luffy pummeling them enough to kill a normal person…ten or a hundred times over. The first Big Bad that actually does it is Gekko Moria of the Seven Warlords of the Sea (''Shichibukai'' in Japanese); Luffy and his crew have wrecked his base and have just defeated his most powerful monster, and he himself is rather the worse for wear. So, in order to avenge himself upon them, he assimilates the 1,000 shadows he has on the island into his own body, absorbing all of their power and growing into a giant monster. Even in spite of the reduction in speed it gives him, and the fact that it's hard for even him to control that many shadows, it's still an effective One-Winged Angel form considering that the Straw Hats were on the brink of exhaustion.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' does it relatively scarcely, since thwarting the BigBad's plan typically has Luffy pummeling them enough to kill a normal person…ten or a hundred times over. The first Big Bad BigBad that actually does it is Gekko Moria of the Seven Warlords of the Sea (''Shichibukai'' in Japanese); Luffy and his crew have wrecked his base and have just defeated his most powerful monster, and he himself is rather the worse for wear. So, in order to avenge himself upon them, he assimilates the 1,000 shadows he has on the island into his own body, absorbing all of their power and growing into a giant monster. Even in spite of the reduction in speed it gives him, and the fact that it's hard for even him to control that many shadows, it's still an effective One-Winged Angel form considering that the Straw Hats were on the brink of exhaustion.exhaustion and he was just buying time for the sun to rise[[note]]Moria's Devil Fruit that allows him to steal the shadows of others also renders them unable to ever stand in direct sunlight again, or else they will disintegrate. By that point, he had stolen the shadows of four of the five top members of the crew, including Luffy, and previous actions had forced his massive ship Thriller Bark out of the giant fog that it normally operates in and into clear water. Moria's final gambit was to last long enough for the sun to rise and kill most of his remaining competition, automatically giving him the win[[/note]].
12th Feb '17 6:26:39 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', during the Turtles' third showdown with the Shredder at the TCRI building, the Shredder, enraged that the Turtles allowed the Utroms to escape, vows to not let them leave alive, not caring about his implosion device that will take him with it. The Turtles manage to overwhelm him [[spoiler:learning his true identity as an Utrom in the process]] before escaping the building before it implodes, taking Shredder with it,[[JokerImmunity supposedly destroying him for good this time]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', during the Turtles' third showdown with the Shredder at the TCRI building, the Shredder, enraged that the Turtles allowed the Utroms to escape, vows to not let them leave alive, not caring about his implosion device that will take him with it. The Turtles manage to overwhelm him [[spoiler:learning his true identity as an Utrom in the process]] before escaping the building before it implodes, taking Shredder with it,[[JokerImmunity it, [[JokerImmunity supposedly destroying him for good this time]].
12th Feb '17 6:25:29 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', during the Turtles' third showdown with the Shredder at the TCRI building, the Shredder, enraged that the Turtles allowed the Utroms to escape, vows to not let them leave alive, not caring about his implosion device that will take him with it. The Turtles manage to overwhelm him [[spoiler:learning his true identity as an Utrom in the process]] before escaping the building before it implodes, taking Shredder with it, supposedly destroying him for good this time.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', during the Turtles' third showdown with the Shredder at the TCRI building, the Shredder, enraged that the Turtles allowed the Utroms to escape, vows to not let them leave alive, not caring about his implosion device that will take him with it. The Turtles manage to overwhelm him [[spoiler:learning his true identity as an Utrom in the process]] before escaping the building before it implodes, taking Shredder with it, it,[[JokerImmunity supposedly destroying him for good this time.time]].
13th Jan '17 8:36:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': When Wismerhill finally betrays BigBad EvilSorcerer Haazheel Thorn, the latter arrives in the royal palace with his elite guard to punish Wismerhill. When his forces are all killed by Wismerhill's, [[VillainousBreakdown Haazheel snaps]] and [[OneWingedAngel transforms into a giant humanoid demon]]. He almost wins the battle singlehanded in this form, killing pretty much all of Wismerhill's allies before Wismerhill rips his heart out and destroys his former mentor for good.
13th Jan '17 8:27:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* The first ''{{Mistborn}}'' book has this, of the OneManArmy variety. Throughout the book, killing the Lord Ruler is treated as the most insane objective of an already impossible-seeming plan to overthrow TheEmpire. When the final stage of the plan is put into action, Vin meets the Lord Ruler face to face and realizes that yes, he can indeed still kick all their asses singlehandedly. The garrison is mostly absent; what's left has either defected or been defeated; the nobles are all hiding in their keeps if they haven't outright surrendered; and the order of [[TheDragon dragons]] has been destroyed from within. But even as the resistance army [[ZergRush Zerg Rushes]] the palace, the Lord Ruler decries them as [[OhCrap beneath his notice]]. Somehow, Vin has to figure out how to kill him. Cue FinalBoss battle.

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* The first ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' book has this, of the OneManArmy variety. Throughout the book, killing the Lord Ruler is treated as the most insane objective of an already impossible-seeming plan to overthrow TheEmpire. When the final stage of the plan is put into action, Vin meets the Lord Ruler face to face and realizes that yes, he can indeed still kick all their asses singlehandedly. The garrison is mostly absent; what's left has either defected or been defeated; the nobles are all hiding in their keeps if they haven't outright surrendered; and the order of [[TheDragon dragons]] has been destroyed from within. But even as the resistance army [[ZergRush Zerg Rushes]] the palace, the Lord Ruler decries them as [[OhCrap beneath his notice]]. Somehow, Vin has to figure out how to kill him. Cue FinalBoss battle.
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