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3rd Mar '18 2:09:23 PM Gamermaster
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* This is pulled off twice in a row in ''Fanfic/MGLNCrisis''. Chrono plans on staying on board the Claudia to fire off the Arc-en-ciel one more time but Griffith punches him in the face. Then when he's getting an unconscious Chrono into the last escape pod, Lucino pushes Griffith in as well. [[spoiler: It later turns out that she survives.]] Both cases were preceded by the words ItHasBeenAnHonor.

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* This is pulled off twice in a row in ''Fanfic/MGLNCrisis''. Chrono plans on staying on board the Claudia to fire off the Arc-en-ciel one more time but Griffith punches him in the face. Then when he's getting an unconscious Chrono into the last escape pod, Lucino pushes Griffith in as well. [[spoiler: It later turns out that she survives.survived.]] Both cases were preceded by the words ItHasBeenAnHonor.
8th Jan '18 3:19:05 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}:'' During the V-Locks arc, someone needs to fly a plane full of bombs at the V-Lock base. Nocturne volunteers, only to be knocked out by Mimic, who's been feeling depressed for some time, and is down over what's happened to his lover Blink. [[spoiler:Fortunately, thanks to some Asgardian cavalry, Blink recovers enough to save Mimic before the bombs explode.]]
17th Dec '17 5:32:29 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Vegeta knocks Goku, Trunks, and Goten out in succession before using his suicide attack against Buu.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
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Vegeta knocks Goku, Trunks, Trunks and Goten out in succession before using his suicide attack against Buu.Buu. He did the same thing to Goku earlier, but that was when he still planned to survive and get the glory.
17th Oct '17 12:15:47 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'' Yugi's friends argue that they're more expendable than he is and Alexander may have a point in saying to sacrifice them to win, but Yugi says that while he knows there's a lot at stake, they're his best friends and there's no way he'd desert them. Yugi then sends his monsters to help his friends, leaving himself defenseless.
16th Sep '17 11:46:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'', Wolverine and Cyclops argue over who should sacrifice himself to resurrect Jean after her HeroicSacrifice. The Phoenix nips the argument in the bud by explaining that the lifeforce needed to save Jean can be taken from multiple donors without anyone immediately dying though all of their lives would be shortened.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'', ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', Wolverine and Cyclops argue over who should sacrifice himself to resurrect Jean after her HeroicSacrifice. The Phoenix nips the argument in the bud by explaining that the lifeforce needed to save Jean can be taken from multiple donors without anyone immediately dying though all of their lives would be shortened.
7th Aug '17 6:29:36 PM Discar
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--->'''River Song:''' If you die here, it'll mean I'll have never met you.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Time can be re-written!\\
'''River Song:''' Not those times. Not one line. Don't you ''dare''.
8th Jul '17 12:36:09 PM Mdjj1996
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A heroic character wants to do something dangerous. Dangerous as in "you might be KilledOffForReal, or at the very least, maimed" peril. Before he can get started, one of his friends will [[PercussivePrevention knock him out and go to do the dirty work himself]]. Their reasoning as they do will fall along the lines of how their friend is more important than themselves and thus if one of them has to die, it shouldn't be him. Cue the HeroicSacrifice

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A heroic character wants to do something dangerous. Dangerous as in "you might be KilledOffForReal, or at the very least, maimed" peril. Before he can get started, one of his friends will [[PercussivePrevention knock him out and go to do the dirty work himself]]. Their reasoning as they do will fall along the lines of how their friend is more important than themselves and thus if one of them has to die, it shouldn't be him. Cue the HeroicSacrifice
HeroicSacrifice.



Usually part of an OnlyICanKillHim scenario -- TheHero is too important to waste on this minor sacrifice preceding the big showdown. Alternatively, it could be needed to avert ShootTheMedicFirst. Puts the "Cannon Fodder" in WeAreTeamCannonFodder and is a standard Job requirement for the HeroSecretService. Contrast MartyrWithoutACause. See also TheNeedsOfTheMany. Compare MenAreTheExpendableGender.

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Usually part of an OnlyICanKillHim scenario -- TheHero is too important to waste on this minor sacrifice preceding the big showdown. Alternatively, it could be needed to avert ShootTheMedicFirst. Puts the "Cannon Fodder" in WeAreTeamCannonFodder and is a standard Job requirement for the HeroSecretService. Contrast MartyrWithoutACause. See also TheNeedsOfTheMany. Compare MenAreTheExpendableGender.
MenAreTheExpendableGender. Can overlap with DeathSeeker, where characters are willing to die, but they could not take their lives.
6th Jul '17 2:50:42 PM Linda58
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* Season 7 of [[Series/TwentyFour 24]]: Jack Bauer tries to [[HeroicSacrifice kill himself to save the president]], but Bill Buchanan jumps in instead.

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* Season 7 of [[Series/TwentyFour 24]]: Jack Bauer tries to [[HeroicSacrifice kill himself to save the president]], but Bill Buchanan jumps in instead.points out the true masterminds of the day's events are still out there and only Jack can stop them and then sacrifices himself before Jack can argue.
14th Feb '17 1:25:22 AM StClair
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--> '''Rogin *punches the Doctor out*:''' That's my job!

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--> '''Rogin '''Rogin:''' *punches the Doctor out*:''' out* That's my job!
12th Feb '17 1:42:58 AM Gess
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', Harry offers to make a blood offering instead of Dumbledore, only to be told "Your blood is is worth more than mine." Later, the last spell Dumbledore casts is an immobilization charm to keep Harry still under his invisibility cloak, and thus, unnoticed by the Death Eaters who were coming to kill Dumbledore, which made him unable to defend himself from them.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', Harry offers to make a blood offering instead of Dumbledore, only to be told "Your blood is is worth more than mine." Later, For the same reason Dumbledore drinks the poison instead of Harry, and the last spell Dumbledore casts is an immobilization charm to keep Harry still under his invisibility cloak, and thus, unnoticed by the Death Eaters who were coming to kill Dumbledore, which made him unable to defend himself from them.
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