History Main / LetThemDieHappy

1st Feb '16 6:30:28 AM RustyBill
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Fixed a broken quote and corrected a misspelling.
"Liars. I can remember seeing Leslie's back wheel hit my front 'un. I didn't win -- I lost." He stared upwards for a few seconds, then his eyes twitched and shut.
to:
"Liars.-->"Liars. I can remember seeing Leslie's back wheel hit my front 'un. I didn't win -- I lost." He stared upwards for a few seconds, then his eyes twitched and shut.

** Sadly averted in an earlier season episode. Dying from a combination of AIDS and a suicide attempt, a hallucinating woman keeps begging her husband to forgive her -- she cheated on him, contracted the virus, and passed it on to him and their daughter. However, her angry and unforgiving husband isn't even there, it's one of the doctors she's talking to. He is unable to bring himself to say "I forgive you", whether because he himself is disgusted at her actions or simply feels it's unethical to deceiver her.
to:
** Sadly averted in an earlier season episode. Dying from a combination of AIDS and a suicide attempt, a hallucinating woman keeps begging her husband to forgive her -- she cheated on him, contracted the virus, and passed it on to him and their daughter. However, her angry and unforgiving husband isn't even there, it's one of the doctors she's talking to. He is unable to bring himself to say "I forgive you", whether because he himself is disgusted at her actions or simply feels it's unethical to deceiver deceive her.
1st Feb '16 6:11:33 AM EarlOfSandvich
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* At the end of the Rank 2 fight in ''NoMoreHeroes'', Travis impales Bad Girl with his beam katana. Even bleeding profusely she refuses to give up and pins Travis to the ground before beating him furiously with her [[BatterUp baseball bat]] until Travis admits he lost. She promptly stops and manages to gasp "Yes! I won!" just before dying.
to:
* At the end of the Rank 2 fight in ''NoMoreHeroes'', ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', Travis impales Bad Girl with his beam katana. Even bleeding profusely she refuses to give up and pins Travis to the ground before beating him furiously with her [[BatterUp baseball bat]] until Travis admits he lost. She promptly stops and manages to gasp "Yes! I won!" just before dying.
24th Jan '16 6:22:28 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Averted in ''SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'' (an {{Elseworld}}s story where characters age in real time): a dying Joker's final wish is to know Batman's true identity. Batman (who at this point is Bruce Wayne Jr.) refuses because, as he puts it, "You're the last person I'd want to see die happy."
to:
* Averted in ''SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'' ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'' (an {{Elseworld}}s story where characters age in real time): a dying Joker's final wish is to know Batman's true identity. Batman (who at this point is Bruce Wayne Jr.) refuses because, as he puts it, "You're the last person I'd want to see die happy."
23rd Jan '16 8:58:35 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In ''Literature/TheHost'' by StephenieMeyer, an old man, [[spoiler:Walter]], is dying from cancer. Delirious, he believes Wanda, the main character, is his deceased wife, Gladys, despite the lack of any resemblance between the two women. She lets him believe this until his death, so he can die peacefully.
to:
* In ''Literature/TheHost'' by StephenieMeyer, Creator/StephenieMeyer, an old man, [[spoiler:Walter]], is dying from cancer. Delirious, he believes Wanda, the main character, is his deceased wife, Gladys, despite the lack of any resemblance between the two women. She lets him believe this until his death, so he can die peacefully.
30th Nov '15 5:26:06 AM eliaskelham
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the Protagonist can choose to give this to his friends, after they've all objected – allowing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt to be delayed a month and change, and to have his and his friends' memories of the Dark Hour erased, in order to die a carefree and painless death. This is the bad ending to the game, obviously.
to:
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the Protagonist can choose to give this to his friends, after they've all objected – allowing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt to be delayed occur after a month and change, month, and to have his and his friends' memories of the Dark Hour erased, in order to die a carefree and painless death. This is the bad ending to the game, obviously.
30th Nov '15 5:18:16 AM eliaskelham
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** Even the good ending is kind of like this. For the sake of their friendship, Ryuji intends to let the party die fighting; which [[BloodKnight Akihiko and Ken]] at least would probably prefer. Of course, he didn't count on the power of the Infinity Arcana.
to:
** Even the good ending is kind of like this. For the sake of their friendship, Ryuji intends Ryoji decides to let respect the party party's decision of letting him live, allowing them to die fighting; which [[BloodKnight Akihiko and Ken]] at least would probably prefer. fighting. Of course, he didn't count on the power of the Infinity Arcana.Arcana [[spoiler:or the Protagonist's climactic HeroicSacrifice]].
19th Nov '15 2:51:59 PM elaine22459
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
*In {{Batman And The Outsiders}} #20, Halo tells the dying Sam and Margaret Harper that she does remember them and apologized for not remembering sooner. In truth, she has no memory of her life as their daughter, Violet Harper [[spoiler: a sociopathic thief killed by Syonide]] and only told them that so that they died happy. [[spoiler: she is actually an alien Aurakle inhabiting Violet’s body]] They both died smiling.
14th Oct '15 1:29:00 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In one tie-in prequel to the film ''Red''[[note]]loosely based on {{Red}}[[/note]], Frank gets assigned an inexperienced partner who screws up their mission. That evening, while they're walking along a bridge, Frank gets off the phone with their superiors and convinces his partner not to worry about his mistake, that it'll blow over. Of course, the call was actually an order to kill him, so as he relaxes and turns to admire the view, Frank shoots him in the back of the head and dumps his body into the water.
to:
* In one tie-in prequel to the film ''Red''[[note]]loosely ''Film/{{Red}}''[[note]]loosely based on {{Red}}[[/note]], ''ComicBook/{{Red}}''[[/note]], Frank gets assigned an inexperienced partner who screws up their mission. That evening, while they're walking along a bridge, Frank gets off the phone with their superiors and convinces his partner not to worry about his mistake, that it'll blow over. Of course, the call was actually an order to kill him, so as he relaxes and turns to admire the view, Frank shoots him in the back of the head and dumps his body into the water.
12th Oct '15 1:08:45 PM MCanter89
Is there an issue? Send a Message
--> '''RETRO:''' Flight, they're still shallowing a bit up there. Do you want to tell tell them? --> '''Gene Krantz:''' Anything we can do about it? --> '''RETRO:''' Not now, Flight. --> '''Gene Krantz:''' Then they don't need to know, do they? --> '''RETRO:''' Copy that.
to:
--> '''RETRO:''' -->'''RETRO:''' Flight, they're still shallowing a bit up there. Do you want to tell tell them? --> '''Gene -->'''Gene Krantz:''' Anything we can do about it? --> '''RETRO:''' -->'''RETRO:''' Not now, Flight. --> '''Gene -->'''Gene Krantz:''' Then they don't need to know, do they? --> '''RETRO:''' -->'''RETRO:''' Copy that.

* In ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'', Justine offers one to her nephew when she suggests they'll be safe in a special shelter at the end. [[spoiler:Cue the EarthShatteringKaboom with no surviver.]]
to:
* In ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'', Justine offers one to her nephew when she suggests they'll be safe in a special shelter at the end. [[spoiler:Cue the EarthShatteringKaboom with no surviver.survivor.]]

* In ''Literature/{{The Host}}'' by StephenieMeyer, an old man, [[spoiler:Walter]], is dying from cancer. Delirious, he believes Wanda, the main character, is his deceased wife, Gladys, despite the lack of any resemblance between the two women. She lets him believe this until his death, so he can die peacefully.
to:
* In ''Literature/{{The Host}}'' ''Literature/TheHost'' by StephenieMeyer, an old man, [[spoiler:Walter]], is dying from cancer. Delirious, he believes Wanda, the main character, is his deceased wife, Gladys, despite the lack of any resemblance between the two women. She lets him believe this until his death, so he can die peacefully.

* Spoofed in ''[[Series/RedDwarf Red Dwarf X]]'' when Rimmer is talking to [[spoiler: his dying brother]] after an entire charade that he was a Captain to show off. Since [[spoiler: his brother]] has just told him [[spoiler: he wasn't in fact a Captain in the Space Corps, but a chicken soup machine repair man, same as Rimmer]]. Rimmer has a chance to redeem himself, but...
to:
* Spoofed in ''[[Series/RedDwarf Red Dwarf X]]'' when Rimmer is talking to [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his dying brother]] after an entire charade that he was a Captain to show off. Since [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his brother]] has just told him [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he wasn't in fact a Captain in the Space Corps, but a chicken soup machine repair man, same as Rimmer]]. Rimmer has a chance to redeem himself, but...

--> "Well... I lied... I've only got one"
to:
--> "Well... "Well… I lied... lied… I've only got one"

* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': A dying Preston looks up into Kirk's face and the following exchange takes place:
to:
* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': A dying Preston looks up into Kirk's face face, and the following exchange takes place:

-->'''Preston''': Aye... (dies)
to:
-->'''Preston''': Aye... Aye… (dies)

* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'': Snake, Raidan and Otacon tell Emma that her virus worked fine when really they can't be certain yet. (It ''does'' work, actually, but with some... [[InterfaceScrew side effects]].) Moments later, with her last breath, she asks her step-brother, Otacon, to call her by her real name rather than by her childish nickname because she's in love with him, and wants to be seen "as a woman". He instead asks her what's wrong with the nickname, but she's gone before she can reply. * In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the Protagonist can choose to give this to his friends, after they've all objected - allowing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt to be delayed a month and change, and to have his and his friends' memories of the Dark Hour erased, in order to die a carefree and painless death. This is the bad ending to the game, obviously.
to:
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'': Snake, Raidan and Otacon tell Emma that her virus worked fine when really they can't be certain yet. (It ''does'' work, actually, but with some... some… [[InterfaceScrew side effects]].) Moments later, with her last breath, she asks her step-brother, Otacon, to call her by her real name rather than by her childish nickname because she's in love with him, and wants to be seen "as a woman". He instead asks her what's wrong with the nickname, but she's gone before she can reply. * In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the Protagonist can choose to give this to his friends, after they've all objected - allowing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt to be delayed a month and change, and to have his and his friends' memories of the Dark Hour erased, in order to die a carefree and painless death. This is the bad ending to the game, obviously.

* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' uses this in Arc's route, when Arc uses her Marble Phantasm to "defeat" Roa, who regenerates and slices her in half as she walks away. She's blinded from the pain, and Roa's still regenerating... so as she [[HighPressureBlood bleeds out]], Shiki comforts her and says that she finally did it, she finally killed Roa. Then she dies, and a [[UnstoppableRage very angry]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Shiki]] gets up, gives a WorldOfCardboardSpeech, and promptly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome utterly wtfpwns Roa.]]
to:
* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' uses this in Arc's route, when Arc uses her Marble Phantasm to "defeat" Roa, who regenerates and slices her in half as she walks away. She's blinded from the pain, and Roa's still regenerating... so as she [[HighPressureBlood bleeds out]], Shiki comforts her and says that she finally did it, she finally killed Roa. Then she dies, and a [[UnstoppableRage very angry]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Shiki]] gets up, gives a WorldOfCardboardSpeech, and promptly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome utterly wtfpwns Roa.]]Roa]].

* Zigzagged in a manner in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''. When [[spoiler: Joker]] lays dying after inadvertently [[spoiler: knocking the cure from his hands and wasting it,]] Batman lets him know that he would have saved him if he could have, ostensibly to let him know he just screwed himself. [[spoiler: Being the Joker, he finds this funny and dies laughing.]] * In Litchi's Story in ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Continuum Shift]]'', Arakune offers to eat her memories about him so she wouldn't continue to expose herself to the Boundary. He believes that there's no way out of the corruption, so the least he can do is allow her to live the remainder of her life in peace. If she accepts, Litchi will live maybe another six months, with degenerating memories, bedridden and if she's unlucky, become another Arakune... but before that, she'll be content. [[DownerEnding Totally not bittersweet at all]]. [[note]]Her only other option was continue seeking the cure, but it would decrease her lifespan even more, and require joining forces with a {{Troll}} and debasing her otherwise spotless morality.[[/note]]
to:
* Zigzagged in a manner in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''. When [[spoiler: Joker]] [[spoiler:Joker]] lays dying after inadvertently [[spoiler: knocking [[spoiler:knocking the cure from his hands and wasting it,]] Batman lets him know that he would have saved him if he could have, ostensibly to let him know he just screwed himself. [[spoiler: Being [[spoiler:Being the Joker, he finds this funny and dies laughing.]] * In Litchi's Story in ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Continuum Shift]]'', Arakune offers to eat her memories about him so she wouldn't continue to expose herself to the Boundary. He believes that there's no way out of the corruption, so the least he can do is allow her to live the remainder of her life in peace. If she accepts, Litchi will live maybe another six months, with degenerating memories, bedridden and if she's unlucky, become another Arakune... but before that, she'll be content. [[DownerEnding Totally not bittersweet at all]]. [[note]]Her only other option was continue seeking the cure, but it would decrease her lifespan even more, and require joining forces with a {{Troll}} {{troll}} and debasing her otherwise spotless morality.[[/note]]

** In the "Unlimited Blade Works" scenario, Illya seeks out Berserker because she needs to know they will win their fight against Gilgamesh. Berserker defies the laws of the world and stands there until she dies. The reason she thinks everything will be OK is because [[EyeScream her eyes were gouged out]], and she dies because Gilgamesh [[BeatStillMyHeart rips out her heart.]]
to:
** In the "Unlimited Blade Works" scenario, Illya seeks out Berserker because she needs to know they will win their fight against Gilgamesh. Berserker defies the laws of the world and stands there until she dies. The reason she thinks everything will be OK is because [[EyeScream her eyes were gouged out]], and she dies because Gilgamesh [[BeatStillMyHeart rips out her heart.]]heart]].

* In the age of paternalistic medicine (which ended around the 1970s with the adoption of the concept of "informed consent" as the basis for patient-physician interactions), doctors would quite often not tell the patient that he or she has a fatal disease. The doctor would inform the family members first, assuming that they would know how to break the news better, but quite often the family would not tell the patient either. This was done ostensibly done to not distress the patient; but unfortunately, being stuck in a limbo where everyone is lying to your face and whispering solomnly around your bed only made patients feel more afraid.
to:
* In the age of paternalistic medicine (which ended around the 1970s with the adoption of the concept of "informed consent" as the basis for patient-physician patient–physician interactions), doctors would quite often not tell the patient that he or she has a fatal disease. The doctor would inform the family members first, assuming that they would know how to break the news better, but quite often often, the family would not tell the patient patient, either. This was done ostensibly done to not distress the patient; but unfortunately, being stuck in a limbo where everyone is lying to your face and whispering solomnly solemnly around your bed only made patients feel more afraid.
25th Sep '15 9:52:46 AM LongLiveHumour
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In MarkTwain's "Was It Heaven? Or Hell?" the aunts of a woman dying of typhoid fever carry out an elaborate charade to convince her that her daughter, who's dying of the same disease is well and happy in quarantine, complete with forged notes.
to:
* In MarkTwain's Creator/MarkTwain's "Was It Heaven? Or Hell?" the aunts of a woman dying of typhoid fever carry out an elaborate charade to convince her that her daughter, who's dying of the same disease is well and happy in quarantine, complete with forged notes.notes. * Subverted in Bill Naughton's short story ''Spit Nolan'', where the champion trolley-racer is hit by a coach. As he lies dying in the road he asks the other boys if he won the race. They all agree that he won, just nipped ahead of the leader; the witnesses have tears in their eyes. -->Then Spit looked up again, and his wise, knowing look came over his face. After a minute he spoke in a sharp whisper: "Liars. I can remember seeing Leslie's back wheel hit my front 'un. I didn't win -- I lost." He stared upwards for a few seconds, then his eyes twitched and shut.
This list shows the last 10 events of 303. Show all.