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21st Jun '16 11:04:48 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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: [[BiggerBad 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: [[BiggerBad his [[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.



** In ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', Emperor Gruumm ultimately takes a last stand as well. [[spoiler:After his army is destroyed and [[BiggerBad Omni]] has fallen, Gruumm erupts from the rubble of Omni's mechnical body and challenges his nemesis Doggie Cruger to one last battle. When Doggie wins, Gruumm orders him to end it, but Doggie refuses, instead cutting his other horn off and arresting him.]]

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** In ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', Emperor Gruumm ultimately takes a last stand as well. [[spoiler:After his army is destroyed and [[BiggerBad Omni]] Omni has fallen, Gruumm erupts from the rubble of Omni's mechnical body and challenges his nemesis Doggie Cruger to one last battle. When Doggie wins, Gruumm orders him to end it, but Doggie refuses, instead cutting his other horn off and arresting him.]]
21st Jun '16 11:00:43 AM Gess
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* Interestingly, ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' ''starts'' with one, when, in the backstory, Sauron steps forward to oppose the Alliance army, after his orcs have seemingly all been vanquished. As covered by the second variety of the trope, he's [[OneManArmy quite]] capable of opposing them.
16th Jun '16 11:12:53 PM Eddy1215
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', after the Kongs deactivate the Blast-o-Matic before it can destroy Kong Island and [[VillainExitStageLeft his escape attempt]] is thwarted by K.Lumsy, K.Rool has a FinalBattle with the Kongs in a fixed boxing match.

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', after the Kongs deactivate the Blast-o-Matic [[WaveMotionGun Blast-]][[ThingOMatic o-Matic]] before it can destroy Kong Island and [[VillainExitStageLeft his escape attempt]] is thwarted by [[MookFaceTurn K.Lumsy, Lumsy]], [[BigBad K.Rool Rool]] has a FinalBattle with the Kongs in a fixed boxing match.
16th Jun '16 11:08:45 PM Eddy1215
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', after the Kongs deactivate the Blast-o-Matic before it can destroy Kong Island and [[VillainExitStageLeft his escape attempt]] is thwarted by K.Lumsy, K.Rool has a FinalBattle with the Kongs in a fixed boxing match.
31st May '16 11:55:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Megatron at the end of ''TransformersCybertron''. After he loses the [[CosmicKeystone Omega Lock]], his minions have deserted him, and his plan to reshape the universe to his own desire is foiled, he decides to go all out and ruin the Autobots' plan to save the Jungle Planet for [[ForTheEvulz no logical reason]] while challenging Optimus Prime to a final battle.

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* Megatron at the end of ''TransformersCybertron''.''Anime/TransformersCybertron''. After he loses the [[CosmicKeystone Omega Lock]], his minions have deserted him, and his plan to reshape the universe to his own desire is foiled, he decides to go all out and ruin the Autobots' plan to save the Jungle Planet for [[ForTheEvulz no logical reason]] while challenging Optimus Prime to a final battle.
17th May '16 11:17:31 AM Shadowgazer
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Usually, this is a desperate play by the villain when he has nothing left to lose, has gone through a VillainousBreakdown, and all that he's driven by now is a mad thirst for {{revenge}} for the heroes thwarting his plans to rule [[WorldDomination the world,]] [[GalacticConqueror the universe,]] or [[VisionaryVillain whatever he was after.]] He may take things to such an extreme that he doesn't care what happens to him as long as he destroys the good guys. Also he may be deluding himself with the thought that its not all over and that he will win somehow and may even tell it to his enemies. It usually ends with the villain being destroyed and the heroes coming out alive.

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Usually, this is a desperate play by the villain when he has nothing left to lose, has gone through a VillainousBreakdown, and all that he's driven by now is a mad thirst for {{revenge}} for the heroes thwarting his plans to rule [[WorldDomination the world,]] [[GalacticConqueror the universe,]] or [[VisionaryVillain whatever he was after.]] He may take things to such an extreme that he doesn't care what happens to him as long as he destroys the good guys. Also he may be deluding himself with the thought that its not all over and that he will win somehow and may even tell it to his enemies.enemies, even when its impossible to see how the tide can turn now. It usually ends with the villain being destroyed and the heroes coming out alive.
17th May '16 11:16:13 AM Shadowgazer
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Usually, this is a desperate play by the villain when he has nothing left to lose, has gone through a VillainousBreakdown, and all that he's driven by now is a mad thirst for {{revenge}} for the heroes thwarting his plans to rule [[WorldDomination the world,]] [[GalacticConqueror the universe,]] or [[VisionaryVillain whatever he was after.]] He may take things to such an extreme that he doesn't care what happens to him as long as he destroys the good guys. It usually ends with the villain being destroyed and the heroes coming out alive.

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Usually, this is a desperate play by the villain when he has nothing left to lose, has gone through a VillainousBreakdown, and all that he's driven by now is a mad thirst for {{revenge}} for the heroes thwarting his plans to rule [[WorldDomination the world,]] [[GalacticConqueror the universe,]] or [[VisionaryVillain whatever he was after.]] He may take things to such an extreme that he doesn't care what happens to him as long as he destroys the good guys. Also he may be deluding himself with the thought that its not all over and that he will win somehow and may even tell it to his enemies. It usually ends with the villain being destroyed and the heroes coming out alive.
20th Apr '16 9:01:37 AM Piando
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* Frieza's last shot at Goku, in ''DragonBallZ'', certainly counts. Frieza had lost all his minions, failed to obtain immortality, had been demonstrated as not being the strongest in the universe, had even been cut in half ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard by his own attack, no less]]), and was only alive because he begged his enemy to give him enough energy to survive his injuries. Instead of using that energy to try to escape Namek before it exploded, he tries to kill Goku one last time, only for Goku to blast that energy right back in his face.

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* Frieza's last shot at Goku, in ''DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', certainly counts. Frieza had lost all his minions, failed to obtain immortality, had been demonstrated as not being the strongest in the universe, had even been cut in half ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard by his own attack, no less]]), and was only alive because he begged his enemy to give him enough energy to survive his injuries. Instead of using that energy to try to escape Namek before it exploded, he tries to kill Goku one last time, only for Goku to blast that energy right back in his face.



* An interesting case in ''BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''; after the Joker's KillSat control console is sabotaged, reprogrammed to destroy the lair where he and Terry (Batman II) were presently, he attempts a VillainExitStageLeft. Terry, however, doesn't allow it, and locks the door out to force him into one of these.

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* An interesting case in ''BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''; ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''; after the Joker's KillSat control console is sabotaged, reprogrammed to destroy the lair where he and Terry (Batman II) were presently, he attempts a VillainExitStageLeft. Terry, however, doesn't allow it, and locks the door out to force him into one of these.
8th Apr '16 3:43:08 PM Eddy1215
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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]].
11th Mar '16 8:39:53 AM erforce
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* In the climax of ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze]]'', the Shredder, defeated and humiliated for the second time, drinks the last vial of mutagen, mutating himself into what Donatello calls a "Super-Shredder", an ogre-sized monster blinded by rage. Determined to crush his foes [[TakingYouWithMe even if he goes with them]] he tears the entire pier they're under apart until it collapses; fortunately, the Turtles are able to bail out and survive, [[spoiler:and while it looks like the Shredder might make it out too at the end, he does not.]]

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* In the climax of ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze]]'', ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'', the Shredder, defeated and humiliated for the second time, drinks the last vial of mutagen, mutating himself into what Donatello calls a "Super-Shredder", an ogre-sized monster blinded by rage. Determined to crush his foes [[TakingYouWithMe even if he goes with them]] he tears the entire pier they're under apart until it collapses; fortunately, the Turtles are able to bail out and survive, [[spoiler:and while it looks like the Shredder might make it out too at the end, he does not.]]
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