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27th Oct '17 1:40:59 AM PaulA
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* In the frame story of ''Series/{{Casanova}}'', the elderly Casanova tells his new friend Edith the story of his life, and of Henriette, the woman he loved and lost many years ago, and she persuades him it would be worth writing to Henriette to renew their acquaintance. When the reply arrives, Casanova is dying, so when he asks hopefully what it says, Edith tells him that Henriette is on her way and will be with him soon, when what it actually says is that Henriette is already dead and has been since before Edith and Casanova met.
27th Oct '17 1:24:32 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''The Crystal Gryphon'', [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Toross]] was mortally wounded rescuing Joisan from the Hounds of Alizon. She told him as he died that if she hadn't been engaged to someone else, she would've been glad to marry him. The truth is, she was fond of him, but "glad to marry him" was an exaggeration, despite Toross being [[ChickMagnet handsome, charming, etc]]. She just never really thought of him that way.
** Norton's ''Judgement on Janus'': it doesn't involve a spoken lie, but the main character begins the book by ''selling himself into slavery'' to buy hallucinogenic drugs so his dying mother will go in the midst of happy dreams.

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In Creator/AndreNorton's the Literature/WitchWorld novel ''The Crystal Gryphon'', [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Toross]] was mortally wounded rescuing Joisan from the Hounds of Alizon. She told him as he died that if she hadn't been engaged to someone else, she would've been glad to marry him. The truth is, she was fond of him, but "glad to marry him" was an exaggeration, despite Toross being [[ChickMagnet handsome, charming, etc]]. She just never really thought of him that way.
** Norton's ''Judgement on Janus'': it doesn't involve a spoken lie, but the main character begins the book by ''selling himself into slavery'' to buy hallucinogenic drugs so his dying mother will go in the midst of happy dreams.
18th Sep '17 12:37:41 AM Chabal2
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* ''Theater/CyranoDeBergerac'': As Christian is bleeding out, Cyrano tells him he confessed the whole PlayingCyrano schtick to Roxane, and she still chose him. Whether Christian even heard it is unclear.
7th Sep '17 2:42:46 PM Minni128
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* From ''[[Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX Gensokyo 20XXIV]]'', chapter five, Yuuka decides it would be best for Sakuya if she let her believe the emergency services were coming even though they weren't, thus she dies quietly of radiation sickness with FalseReassurance.

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* From ''[[Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX Gensokyo 20XXIV]]'', chapter five, Yuuka decides it would be best for Sakuya if she let her believe the emergency services were coming even though they weren't, thus she the latter dies quietly of radiation sickness with FalseReassurance.



* In ''Paper Cranes'', this is subtle as a [[spoiler: terminally ill]] Satsuki was not keen on going back to the hospital, to which, Ryuuko, as mentioned in her letter for November 11th, promised her that she'd fight for her not to if it was a small victory for her.

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* In ''Paper Cranes'', this is subtle as a [[spoiler: terminally ill]] Satsuki was not keen on going back to the hospital, to which, Ryuuko, as mentioned in her letter for November 11th, promised her that she'd fight for her not to if it was a small meant that much as (an albeit) snall victory for her.to her.
**As one pieces together the entries, it's clear Ryuuko was something of an unknowing version of this as she does much of the things Satsuki wants to do, keeping her happy, mostly oblivious that [[spoiler: her sister was dying of heart failure]].
10th Aug '17 1:48:33 PM neckinhalf
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* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' has this happen on a ''huge'' scale. [[spoiler:Before the current days of primitive humans and animal-like machines, the Old Ones had a ridiculously advanced society that was wiped out by self-replicating machines that can eat biomass for fuel and fell victim to a glitch that took them off their leash. Every person able to fight against the machines was given a gun and thrust into the war, on the premise that a super-weapon, "Project Zero Dawn", will be completed and eradicate the machine plague. In reality, the plague was unstoppable, and PZD was just a way to re-populate the Earth after there was nothing left for the machines to eat and codes could be generated to shut down the plague for good. ]]
20th May '17 3:03:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'': [[spoiler:Fun With Pestilence]] can play out like this, depending on player choice.

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* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'': ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'': [[spoiler:Fun With Pestilence]] can play out like this, depending on player choice.
7th May '17 12:05:22 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* An interesting example comes up in ''VideoGame/OutlastII''. While Ethan didn't mean for it to end with [[spoiler:Ethan to die after telling him that his late pregnant daughter is still alive]], but when Marta gives him a CruelAndUnusualDeath, it ends up being this trope in the end.
30th Apr '17 3:36:43 PM Orbiting
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* In ''Theatre/PerfectPie'', Patsy lies and tells her mother, who is dying in the hospital, that her sons/Patsy's brothers are on their way. This lets her die peacefully knowing that her family loves her, instead of anguished by the truth that Patsy was the only one of her children who cared enough to come to her when they were told she was dying.
11th Feb '17 5:41:50 PM jormis29
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** In the movie ''Memories of Nobody'', as Senna is dying, she instructs Ichigo to take her to the graveyard in which she was buried to prove that she is actually a real person who was alive, and not just a collection of memories. Unable to see, she asks Ichigo to tell her if her name is written on the tombstone. The tombstone is so weathered the name can no longer be read, but Ichigo assures Senna that it's her name.

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** In the movie ''Memories ''[[Anime/BleachMemoriesOfNobody Memories of Nobody'', Nobody]]'', as Senna is dying, she instructs Ichigo to take her to the graveyard in which she was buried to prove that she is actually a real person who was alive, and not just a collection of memories. Unable to see, she asks Ichigo to tell her if her name is written on the tombstone. The tombstone is so weathered the name can no longer be read, but Ichigo assures Senna that it's her name.
7th Feb '17 10:11:35 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Rocky}} III'', Mickey has a heart attack just before Rocky and Clubber Lang's first match. As a result, he doesn't see Rocky get the tar beaten out of him, and is simply told that the match "ended in the second round with a knockout". While technically true, it wasn't Lang who got knocked out. However, Mickey interprets it as Rocky's win, and with that, he dies with a smile on his face.

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* In ''Film/{{Rocky}} III'', ''Film/RockyIII'', Mickey has a heart attack just before Rocky and Clubber Lang's first match. As a result, he doesn't see Rocky get the tar beaten out of him, and is simply told that the match "ended in the second round with a knockout". While technically true, it wasn't Lang who got knocked out. However, Mickey interprets it as Rocky's win, and with that, he dies with a smile on his face.
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