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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.
2nd Jan '17 3:42:14 PM Xtifr
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* The ''AlexRider'' series:

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* The ''AlexRider'' ''Literature/AlexRider'' series:
17th Dec '16 11:04:40 AM nombretomado
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* During the battle of Narita in CodeGeass, Viceroy Cornelia is cornered by the [[LaResistance Black Knights]], and opts to pull one of these rather than surrender and be taken prisoner, complete with appropriate last words. [[spoiler: This is [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when Suzaku shows up in his SuperPrototype just in time to pull a VillainousRescue.]]

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* During the battle of Narita in CodeGeass, ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Viceroy Cornelia is cornered by the [[LaResistance Black Knights]], and opts to pull one of these rather than surrender and be taken prisoner, complete with appropriate last words. [[spoiler: This is [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when Suzaku shows up in his SuperPrototype just in time to pull a VillainousRescue.]]
15th Nov '16 8:26:11 AM Eddy1215
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A Last Villain Stand is where the villain [[MookDepletion has lost his army]] (if he had one), his plan has been ruined, and he decides to fight the heroes on his own. Usually he uses AppliedPhlebotinum or a PlotCoupon to take on a OneWingedAngel form and becomes more powerful than ever before.

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A Last Villain Stand is where the villain [[MookDepletion has lost his army]] (if he had one), his plan has been ruined, and he decides to fight the heroes on his own. Usually he uses AppliedPhlebotinum or a PlotCoupon to take on a OneWingedAngel form (or at least [[MakeMyMonsterGrow grow to]] [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever giant size]]) and becomes more powerful than ever before.
1st Nov '16 3:53:44 PM Morgenthaler
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** He in fact does this twice: after losing most of his army, he and a small band of his most {{Badass}} henchmen come very close to victory anyway, [[spoiler: and are prevented only by the [[BadassGrandpa Emperor's refusal to bow to him]] and Mulan's quick thinking.]] Following this, he tries to pull a TakingYouWithMe, and again comes very close to succeeding.

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** He in fact does this twice: after losing most of his army, he and a small band of his most {{Badass}} badass henchmen come very close to victory anyway, [[spoiler: and are prevented only by the [[BadassGrandpa Emperor's refusal to bow to him]] and Mulan's quick thinking.]] Following this, he tries to pull a TakingYouWithMe, and again comes very close to succeeding.
22nd Sep '16 8:18:09 PM nombretomado
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* An inversion appears in ''Ben10UltimateAlien''. Despite no longer having his army of MechaMooks, the newest BigBad, Aggregor, doesn't need them or anyone else since his OneWingedAngel [[OneManArmy transformation]]. [[spoiler:He had a tendency to do everything on his own anyway]].

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* An inversion appears in ''Ben10UltimateAlien''.''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. Despite no longer having his army of MechaMooks, the newest BigBad, Aggregor, doesn't need them or anyone else since his OneWingedAngel [[OneManArmy transformation]]. [[spoiler:He had a tendency to do everything on his own anyway]].
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