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6th Mar '17 11:53:05 AM hubakon1368
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* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', The Operative [[NecessarilyEvil knows what he does is evil]], but is deprived the ability to pay for his sins with death when Mal [[SwordOverHead refuses to kill him]] after winning their duel.
* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' begins in the 18th century when the French authorities prepare to punish Destro's ancestor. When he speaks the tropes, the French respond, "We're not going to kill you, we're going to make an example of you." and shove a red hot metal mask on his face.

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* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', The Operative [[NecessarilyEvil knows what he does is evil]], but is deprived the ability to pay for his sins with death when Mal [[SwordOverHead refuses to kill him]] after winning their duel.
* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' begins in the 18th century when the French authorities prepare to punish Destro's ancestor. When he speaks the tropes, trope saying that his legacy will continue through his descendants, the French respond, "We're not going to kill you, we're going to make an example of you." and shove a red hot metal mask on his face.
18th Feb '17 6:21:07 PM akaun6899
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* Subverted by Prince Vigo in ''Film/GhostbustersII''. Despite his apparent last words being "Death is but a door; time but a window. I'll be back!", it was not his intention to die and become all powerful. He was murdered with extreme prejudice against his wishes, and just happened to have a way to reincarnate as an immortal overlord a few centuries later. A straighter example is seen in ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' where that movie's villain, Rowan North, commits suicide so he can be born again as a powerful ghost.

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* ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'':
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Subverted by Prince Vigo in ''Film/GhostbustersII''. Despite his apparent last words being "Death is but a door; time but a window. I'll be back!", it was not his intention to die and become all powerful. He was murdered with extreme prejudice against his wishes, and just happened to have a way to reincarnate as an immortal overlord a few centuries later.
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A straighter example is seen in ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' where that movie's villain, Rowan North, commits suicide so he can be born again as a powerful ghost.
20th Jan '17 10:39:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the backstory to Creator/TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy, the [[TheFairFolk Sithi]] prince Ineluki attempts to use forbidden magic to destroy the human forces invading the city of Asu'a, but the spell [[PhlebotinumOverload backfires]] and kills him and his five servants. However, his spirit survives and eventually returns to haunt the world as the Storm King.

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* In the backstory to Creator/TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy, the [[TheFairFolk Sithi]] prince Ineluki attempts to use forbidden magic to destroy the human forces invading the city of Asu'a, but the spell [[PhlebotinumOverload backfires]] and kills him and his five servants. However, his spirit survives and eventually returns to haunt the world as the Storm King.
11th Jan '17 11:44:10 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Homaged with [[Film/FlashGordon Ming the Merciless]]-expy Dr. Chaotica as he lays dying, 'killed' by Queen Arachnia and Captain Proton (Captain Janeway and Lieutenant Paris) in ''The Adventures of Captain Proton!'' holodeck program.
-->'''Chaotica:''' Arachnia, death as you know it has no hold on me. My defeat is but a temporary setback. I shall return to seek my revenge.
-->'''Janeway:''' He doesn't give up, does he?
-->'''Paris:''' They never do.
-->'''Chaotica:''' Our love was not meant to be, my Queen, but be warned. You have not seen the last of...Chaotica.
-->''THE END then shows on the screen, [[TheEndOrIsIt followed by a question mark]], and Chaotica's EvilLaugh.''

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Homaged with [[Film/FlashGordon [[Film/FlashGordon1980 Ming the Merciless]]-expy Dr. Chaotica as he lays dying, 'killed' by Queen Arachnia and Captain Proton (Captain Janeway and Lieutenant Paris) in ''The Adventures of Captain Proton!'' holodeck program.
-->'''Chaotica:''' Arachnia, death as you know it has no hold on me. My defeat is but a temporary setback. I shall return to seek my revenge.
-->'''Janeway:'''
revenge.\\
'''Janeway:'''
He doesn't give up, does he?
-->'''Paris:'''
he?\\
'''Paris:'''
They never do.
-->'''Chaotica:'''
do.\\
'''Chaotica:'''
Our love was not meant to be, my Queen, but be warned. You have not seen the last of...Chaotica.
-->''THE
Chaotica.\\
''[THE
END then shows on the screen, [[TheEndOrIsIt followed by a question mark]], and Chaotica's EvilLaugh.'']''



** Bonus points for showing someone take his ring after his death in the style of [[Film/FlashGordon Ming the Merciless]].

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** Bonus points for showing someone take his ring after his death in the style of [[Film/FlashGordon [[Film/FlashGordon1980 Ming the Merciless]].
26th Dec '16 5:45:59 PM sgamer82
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* ''{{Mistborn}}'' by Brandon Sanderson:

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* ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' by Brandon Sanderson:
26th Dec '16 5:45:20 PM sgamer82
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* Kelsier in ''{{Mistborn}}'' by Brandon Sanderson sets himself up as a figure of quasi-religious adoration, gets himself publicly and heroically killed, and arranges for a shapeshifter to take his form and make a bunch of ambiguous appearances, as part of an elaborate plan to foment rebellion.

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* Kelsier in ''{{Mistborn}}'' by Brandon Sanderson Sanderson:
** Kelsier
sets himself up as a figure of quasi-religious adoration, gets himself publicly and heroically killed, and arranges for a shapeshifter to take his form and make a bunch of ambiguous appearances, as part of an elaborate plan to foment rebellion.



*** Also Preservation, who sacrificed most of himself to set off the dominoes that would ultimately lead to the death of his [[OrderVersusChaos opposite number]] Ruin. Technically he didn't actually die until much later, but since his sacrifice left him almost totally unable to interact with the world, and his eventual true death was also part of his plan, it counts.

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*** ** Also Preservation, who sacrificed most of himself to set off the dominoes that would ultimately lead to the death of his [[OrderVersusChaos opposite number]] Ruin. Technically he didn't actually die until much later, but since his sacrifice left him almost totally unable to interact with the world, and his eventual true death was also part of his plan, it counts.



* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Tigerstar spends all his time in the afterlife walking in other cats' dreams and training them to kill Firestar. However, sickness as well as Firestar's own [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifices]], have done a better job of killing him off than Tigerstar's interference.

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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
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Tigerstar spends all his time in the afterlife walking in other cats' dreams and training them to kill Firestar. However, sickness as well as Firestar's own [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifices]], have done a better job of killing him off than Tigerstar's interference.


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* ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'': The ninth book, ''At the Sign of Triumph'', reveals that the death of Vicar Hauwerd Wylsynn in the fourth book was far more than the SuicideByCop it appeared. Not only was it set up in advance between himself and the guardsman who actually killed him as a MercyKill to avoid torture by the Inquisition, it also made that guardsman a trusted agent of the Inquisition. Further, it's revealed a piece of paper he slipped to the AntiVillain Duchairn just before was a list of guardsmen who were ready and willing to launch a coup when the time was right. These factors, combined with support from the protagonists, allow for a rebellion that overthrows the Inquisition in Zion.
4th Dec '16 1:35:48 PM Morgenthaler
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*** [[{{Badass}} Auron]] accidentally falls into this trope as well, ten years prior to the game's beginning, when he's killed but immediately reanimates as an Unsent. He took advantage of his new mortality status to ride Sin to Zanarkand and help mold Tidus into the hero his father wanted him to become. Namely, one who'd be willing and able to destroy his father, the newest incarnation of Sin, forever.

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*** [[{{Badass}} Auron]] Auron accidentally falls into this trope as well, ten years prior to the game's beginning, when he's killed but immediately reanimates as an Unsent. He took advantage of his new mortality status to ride Sin to Zanarkand and help mold Tidus into the hero his father wanted him to become. Namely, one who'd be willing and able to destroy his father, the newest incarnation of Sin, forever.
4th Dec '16 6:01:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', [[MentorOccupationalHazard Koumyou's death in a youkai attack]] right after he passed his rank and responsibilities onto his pupil is suggested to be this trope. Considering the person who voiced the suggestion, the reveal of this ''might'' have been intended just to mess with Sanzo, but on the other hand, said person ''did'' get to see Koumyou's true strength first-hand, and thus his claim that Koumyou was powerful enough to easily fend off the attackers is far from being baseless. The implication is that Koumyou knew what effect his HeroicSacrifice for Sanzo would have on Sanzo himself; indeed, this results in Sanzo's life getting dedicated to recovering his master's sutra stolen in the attack, and he grows up to be the {{Badass}} {{Determinator}} seen throughout the main series. Whether Koumyou's death had something to do with [[spoiler:his bet with Ukoku]] remains to be seen.

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* In ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', [[MentorOccupationalHazard Koumyou's death in a youkai attack]] right after he passed his rank and responsibilities onto his pupil is suggested to be this trope. Considering the person who voiced the suggestion, the reveal of this ''might'' have been intended just to mess with Sanzo, but on the other hand, said person ''did'' get to see Koumyou's true strength first-hand, and thus his claim that Koumyou was powerful enough to easily fend off the attackers is far from being baseless. The implication is that Koumyou knew what effect his HeroicSacrifice for Sanzo would have on Sanzo himself; indeed, this results in Sanzo's life getting dedicated to recovering his master's sutra stolen in the attack, and he grows up to be the {{Badass}} {{Determinator}} seen throughout the main series. Whether Koumyou's death had something to do with [[spoiler:his bet with Ukoku]] remains to be seen.
27th Nov '16 2:33:26 PM nombretomado
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* Aslan in ''The Chronicles of {{Narnia}}: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe''.
** Should be noted that Aslan is Christ -- *IS* Christ -- and thus is linked to the Bible reference below.

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* Aslan in ''The Chronicles of {{Narnia}}: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe''.
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''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''. It should be noted that Aslan is Christ -- *IS* is Christ -- and thus is linked to the Bible reference below.
30th Oct '16 3:28:08 PM nombretomado
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* In MercedesLackey's ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Mage Wars]]'' trilogy, the wizard[=/=]warlord Ma'ar said something to this effect as he killed himself moments before his stronghold underwent the EarthShatteringKaboom thing. Considering that he had found a way to send his soul into hiding until he could hijack a descendant, this was a rather accurate assessment.

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* In MercedesLackey's ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Mage Wars]]'' trilogy, the wizard[=/=]warlord Ma'ar said something to this effect as he killed himself moments before his stronghold underwent the EarthShatteringKaboom thing. Considering that he had found a way to send his soul into hiding until he could hijack a descendant, this was a rather accurate assessment.
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